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by George Tita
April 8th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Brunello, Barolo, Barbera and more - Eric Guido just released review
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Brunello, Barolo, Barbera and more - Eric Guido just released review

Thanks Brig, thanks Rob for the questions. Federico alerted me to his reply and wanted me to clarify that it should be "500 and 400 liter" used barrels for this stage.
by George Tita
April 7th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Brunello, Barolo, Barbera and more - Eric Guido just released review
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Brunello, Barolo, Barbera and more - Eric Guido just released review

remember that Federico is here to answer any questions you may have about his wines, both the Brunello and the "Super Maremma"!
by George Tita
March 28th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: No Sparkling/Bubbles Offers??
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: No Sparkling/Bubbles Offers??

I have a really cool Metodo Classico from La Mesma out of Gavi! 100% cortese, 60 months on the lees. The current release is 2011. I would guess that Ryan from Great8Wines would do it for around $30. If there is demand, we can add it to the Tanaro offering.
by George Tita
March 28th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Brunello, Barolo, Barbera and more - Eric Guido just released review
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Tanaro River Imports teaming up with Golden8Wines

Hi everyone,
Devis Romanelli, Gian Luca Colombo and Federico Ricci (Il Paradiso di Frassina) are in the process of registering and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have! They will chime in soon.
Stay safe, everyone!
by George Tita
March 26th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Brunello, Barolo, Barbera and more - Eric Guido just released review
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Brunello, Barolo, Barbera and more - Eric Guido just released review

Hi folks, Wanted to update with Eric Guido's notes on the the 2015 Brunello below: "Here I’m finding a dusty and understated display of dried cherries, red florals, and crushed stone, with hints of leather and animal musk. On the palate, soft textures and cooling acids make for a lifted display, car...
by George Tita
February 29th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Suckling: Great Wines of Italy
Replies: 39
Views: 4268

Re: James Suckling: Great Wines of Italy

So good news/bad news for the NYC event. I producer that I represent has been told that due to the new travel restrictions the venue, IAC NYC, is insisting that all wineries are represented by a domestic partner. Not sure how you can police this, especially since most (but not all as Il Paradiso di ...
by George Tita
March 8th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Legs form, the real answer...
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: Why Legs form, the real answer...

Apologies... been off the board a couple of days and did only a quick scan.
Thanks for merging, Todd!
by George Tita
March 8th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Legs form, the real answer...
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Mathematics of Wine Legs

Besides running Tanaro River Imports for the last 10 years, my day job is as a professor at UCI in Criminology... Even though I myself am not a mathematician, I do a lot of work on mathematical models of crime patterns and the like, and one of my co-authors is a famous UCLA Mathematician, Andrea Ber...
by George Tita
February 20th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 84
Views: 8224

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

This was my first offer after a 9 + year wait. Excited to finally be On the list! There was a disclaimer that I’m being told is new.. “The ordering period will remain open until Wednesday, March 6, 2019 or as quantities allow. We anticipate that some of the wines may sell out prior to the conclusio...
by George Tita
February 16th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gianfranco Soldera has passed
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Gianfranco Soldera has passed

Divisive person, divisive wines... But the evening some friends and I opened '96, '04, '06 of the Soldera Brunello was an evening to remember - those wines were thrilling.
by George Tita
February 6th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else get an email from SQN last week?
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Anyone else get an email from SQN last week?

when did you join the list?
by George Tita
February 6th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else get an email from SQN last week?
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Anyone else get an email from SQN last week?

Basically asking if I was still interested...

I was placed on the waiting list on August 27th, 2009.
by George Tita
September 25th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Atlanta -- restaurant recs?
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Atlanta -- restaurant recs?

I will be returning to ATL for a conference in November and have had great times at Miller's Union, the late/great Cakes and Ale (What happened there?), Bacchanalia.. I had fun at Empire State South, but wasn't overly impressed... So I ask, is it "Gun Show" all the way for fun/eclectic food? What el...
by George Tita
July 16th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disquieting early 2018 European vintage report
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Disquieting early 2018 European vintage report

Supposedly golf ball sized hail in Barbaresco yesterday...
by George Tita
May 16th, 2018, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NoK '15 Release
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

NoK '15 Release

I'm also curious about this wine...
by George Tita
April 30th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Transition From Smoking to Non-Smoking
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Transition From Smoking to Non-Smoking

First, congrats to you both! As a former smoker, I had similar experience. My enjoyment of bigger styled wines diminished greatly. Cigar/cigarette smoke seemed to enhance the enjoyment of oaky cabs. Now, without the tobacco, "cigar wines" have lost their appeal.
by George Tita
April 21st, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche (and other lesser known Piedmont grapes)
Replies: 59
Views: 3164

Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche

I've liked Bondonio's pelaverga the few times I've had it. Disclaimer, I import the tiny amount that he allocates to me and its stunning. Of course you won't know it's pelaverga without a bit of inside knowledge - because he is in Barbaresco and not Verduno, he can't label as such. Therefore, "ross...
by George Tita
April 20th, 2018, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche (and other lesser known Piedmont grapes)
Replies: 59
Views: 3164

Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche

I've liked Bondonio's pelaverga the few times I've had it. Disclaimer, I import the tiny amount that he allocates to me and its stunning. Of course you won't know it's pelaverga without a bit of inside knowledge - because he is in Barbaresco and not Verduno, he can't label as such. Therefore, "ross...
by George Tita
February 8th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Email
Replies: 100
Views: 8890

SQN Email

R. Gleiberm@n wrote:Signed up 8/24/09. Got my first allocation 2/5/18. I'm all in. I love the stuff.
I signed up on 8/28/09... nada...
by George Tita
December 2nd, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Massimo Camia in La Morra?
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Massimo Camia in La Morra?

I've always been a "Cesare guy" myself, but has anyone eaten at the new restaurant at Damilano? Wine list looks solid, not of More e Macine or Centro Storico proportions, but solid...

thanks!
by George Tita
July 29th, 2017, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 31
Views: 3588

More breaking news from Piemonte...

I'm still here. Only reporting what I was told. And to what I was drinking, finished a day of tasting w Selosse Initial, which was so deliscious.
by George Tita
July 24th, 2017, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 31
Views: 3588

More breaking news from Piemonte...

Well this is just too much of a coincidence... here I am in More e Macine and the same source that told me about the Vietti sale nearly a year ago to the day tells me that the same buyer snapped up Bruno Giacosa today.

Things sure are a changin in the Langhe...
by George Tita
January 29th, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideas on an aged killer Brunello
Replies: 22
Views: 1852

Ideas on an aged killer Brunello

Call Jamie at Chamber Street in NYC. They often have some old in stock or on the water.
1990 Corte Pavone and 88 Sassetti Pertimali are two of my all time favorites.
by George Tita
November 24th, 2016, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alba is flooding...
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Alba is flooding...

To all the folks that have friends, family, and suppliers in and around Alba, here's hoping for the best as historic levels of flooding are expected tonight into tomorrow. The Tanaro might flow into Alba Centro, something that hasn't happened since 1994 (so I'm told.) Anyway, here's hoping that ever...
by George Tita
July 12th, 2016, 1:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 72
Views: 8986

Breaking news from Piemonte...

No victory lap, Howard... I'm kinda disappointed. I can't believe that the money is going to help increase quality. I don't think you can throw money at Nebbiolo to make it better. This isn't Napa, afterall! :)
Besides, I don't think they have to apologize for their past quality.
by George Tita
July 12th, 2016, 12:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 72
Views: 8986

Breaking news from Piemonte...

I didn't want to keep pushing, but there were too many folks telling me the same story. Folks aren't surprised given the price, but not exactly thrilled... Lots of worry that this is the beginning of the "tuscanization" of Piemonte. Minchia, indeed... At MXP... Decided to come home now that my crack...
by George Tita
July 11th, 2016, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 72
Views: 8986

Breaking news from Piemonte...

Thanks Ken! That puts the rumor to rest for me.
by George Tita
July 10th, 2016, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 72
Views: 8986

Breaking news from Piemonte...

Ha! I left myself open with the typo, good job! So, if the "street" is correct, the buyer is the same person/group that tried to buy the vineyards in monforte that Roberto Conterno would have none of... 60M € was the selling price and Luca will stay on for 5 yrs. I guess time will tell if what I'm h...
by George Tita
July 10th, 2016, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 72
Views: 8986

Breaking news from Piemonte...

Herring the same story from multiple sources... Not saying they are correct but there is definetly chatter among the local producers...
by George Tita
July 10th, 2016, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 72
Views: 8986

Breaking news from Piemonte...

Herring the same story from multiple sources... Not saying they are correct but there is definetly chatter among the local producers...
by George Tita
July 9th, 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 72
Views: 8986

Breaking news from Piemonte...

Maybe this is why Ken V was in town?? ;)
by George Tita
July 9th, 2016, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 72
Views: 8986

Breaking news from Piemonte...

Vietti sold the cantina and vineyards to an American?
That's the dinner conversation here this evening in verduno... Anyone else with more details or confirmation?
George
by George Tita
March 29th, 2016, 4:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Older (mostly 08-10) Kistler Chardonnay
Replies: 1
Views: 302

FS: Older (mostly 08-10) Kistler Chardonnay

I'll go 10% a mixed 6-pack and 20% per mixed full case of 12! And PM me if you want them all... All prices above are already at or below low Winesearcher...
by George Tita
March 21st, 2016, 5:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Older (mostly 08-10) Kistler Chardonnay
Replies: 1
Views: 302

FS: Older (mostly 08-10) Kistler Chardonnay

Hi Folks, You've heard the story many times - it's the perfect combination of palate shift, lack of room in storage and my second kid about to enter college! These have all been stored at Legend Cellars in Irvine since I took possession from the list... I am willing to work with anyone that wants to...
by George Tita
January 27th, 2016, 1:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Wine Exchange - 20% off These Wines!
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Wine Exchange - 20% off These Wines!

And may I add that the 2007 Germano Angelo Barolo arrived 2 weeks ago from their cellar in Annunziata! As a follow-up, the grapes come from three vineyards: Dardi di Bussia, Vigna Rue and the area around the winery in Annuziata (La Morra) - no barrique, only botte grande... 9yrs of bottle age for $...
by George Tita
January 26th, 2016, 9:30 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Wine Exchange - 20% off These Wines!
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Wine Exchange - 20% off These Wines!

And may I add that the 2007 Germano Angelo Barolo arrived 2 weeks ago from their cellar in Annunziata!
by George Tita
January 24th, 2016, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm at Moonlight Basin/Big sky, Mt. Food/wine?
Replies: 7
Views: 392

I'm at Moonlight Basin/Big sky, Mt. Food/wine?

John,Andrew: thank you both for the help. For convenience, went with Bucks T4. Porter, our server and wine director, along with the owner, Chuck, were great hosts. #1 son loved his seared Red Deer,# 2 son loved the walleye. I liked, not loved, the elk chop, but wife's lamb chops were great. I'll be ...
by George Tita
January 22nd, 2016, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm at Moonlight Basin/Big sky, Mt. Food/wine?
Replies: 7
Views: 392

I'm at Moonlight Basin/Big sky, Mt. Food/wine?

Thank you! Beehive brewery tonight, but will try to get family to try RR tomorrow.
by George Tita
January 22nd, 2016, 1:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm at Moonlight Basin/Big sky, Mt. Food/wine?
Replies: 7
Views: 392

I'm at Moonlight Basin/Big sky, Mt. Food/wine?

I know the Bozeman scene very well as my son is in his 3rd yr at MSU. Any place w decent wine list here in ski area? He just turned 21 and I have a birth year mag of Chateau Lafleur with me, probably save that for Sunday at Black Bird in Bozeman, unless anyone can recommend a really good restaurant ...
by George Tita
January 21st, 2016, 8:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Moonlight Basin/big sky, Mt dining recs?
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Moonlight Basin/big sky, Mt dining recs?

Celebrating my son's 21st with some skiing. He's a student at MSU, so I know all the Bozeman options (love me some Blackbird!), but any recommendations on the mountain?
Thanks!
George
by George Tita
January 15th, 2016, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 608695

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Uh, care to explain for the less connected? The guy in gray truly is good friends w Keith, Mick and the boys and I've seen many back stage pix of him at Stones concerts. To add, he is a veteran of this industry and one of the most stand up individuals I know. I trust him implicitly. And George it's...
by George Tita
January 14th, 2016, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 608695

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

If you know the "mysterious man in the gray suit", you would know why Phil's post was humorous. And if Phil doesn't actually know why his post is funny, then I wish he would have picked my powerball numbers! Uh, care to explain for the less connected? The guy in gray truly is good friends w Keith, ...
by George Tita
January 13th, 2016, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 608695

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Anyone care to identify who's who (particularly 4th from the right)? https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/388872_333498159996094_1963647406_n.jpg?oh=462183647c12f373a63c2697e171747f&oe=5708DE67 Who is the shady looking guy fifth from right? Pretty sure I saw him backstage at...
by George Tita
January 12th, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine thing would you do if you win powerball
Replies: 119
Views: 4121

What wine thing would you do if you win powerball

I've actually thought about this and right after capitalizing Tanaro River Imports a bit more, I would sell all my Peter Michael and Kistler Chardonnay that I bought a few years ago without worrying about "losing TOO much money" on the transaction. Oh, hell... if I win, I'm donating to the first per...
by George Tita
January 2nd, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1964 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino Speciale
Replies: 35
Views: 2734

TN: 1964 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino Speciale

My concerns with using a coravin on old Nebbiolo would be that it would stir up the sediment, which is terribly bitter. Seems consistent with your tasting note, too.
by George Tita
December 26th, 2015, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any modern day Wine Library TV Suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1168

Any modern day Wine Library TV Suggestions?

I kinda like the one's from Kyle and Tristen at the Wine Exchange... Geeky, enthusiastic, informative... That said, skip the one's involving Tool's Maynard Keenan and Devo's Gerald Casale and stick the one's involving "real" winemakers! Thought these were especially good (disclaimer: I import La Gin...
by George Tita
November 4th, 2015, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pinot Noir NOT from Burgundy, California or Oregon?
Replies: 32
Views: 1488

Best Pinot Noir NOT from Burgundy, California or Oregon?

Florian Beck-Hartweg, Alsace, has been getting a lot of love for his Pinot recently...

Hell, even that Alsatian stalwart, James Suckling, put it on his top 100 wines of alsace list! (I will know duck for cover...)

Disclaimer, I import it.
by George Tita
October 6th, 2015, 8:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: LA Restaurants?
Replies: 3
Views: 249

LA Restaurants?

Tasting kitchen in Venice
Terroni in DTLA
Factory Kitchen in DTLA
Terrine in Fairfax district

Four of my favs for "fun and exciting" eateries...
by George Tita
September 29th, 2015, 6:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Black Salt in DC Closed? How's Dino's Grotto?
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Black Salt in DC Closed? How's Dino's Grotto?

Hi DC friends, Anyone know what the new recreation of Black Salt will be? Is it just a remodeling of the space, or rebranding? What's the word on Dino's Grotto? Enjoyed Dino's in Cleveland Park, food same/better? Since my other inquiry about doing a "wine dinner" went unanswered, any other places yo...
by George Tita
September 20th, 2015, 1:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: If you were going to do a wine dinner w/8ppl in DC...
Replies: 0
Views: 113

If you were going to do a wine dinner w/8ppl in DC...

where would you go? I'll be in town for a convention in mid-November and want to get together with some other attendees for dinner. We would buy some bubbles/bottles from the menu and bring some of our own wine. Italian is preferred, closely followed by "farm to table"... I did one a few years ago a...

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