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by Gary York
July 18th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 38
Views: 1830

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

How about this place? And the duck?

https://www.ottos-restaurant.com/?utm_s ... edium=maps
by Gary York
July 16th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 37
Views: 1603

Re: Wines of Etna

Who do you think make the best QPR Etna Rossos? The Baudry or Prum of Etna if you like. TIA. Two good choices are the entry level reds from Terre Nere and Benanti. The Terre Nere is bit more polished and round. But offers nice red fruit, light tannin and mostly concealed alc. Both should be readily...
by Gary York
July 16th, 2019, 1:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 37
Views: 1603

Re: Wines of Etna

For the Passopisciaro reds made from Nerello Mascalese they have P, R, S, C, G and Etna Rosso. Mostly focused on different elevations and terroir. Santo Spirito, Guardiola and San Lorenzo are single vineyards from Terre Nerre. Morganazzi is a single vineyard bottled under the label Vigne di eli from...
by Gary York
July 15th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 37
Views: 1603

Re: Wines of Etna

Many of the best producers have been mentioned. Some good - great wines from all of them depending on what you like and are looking for in the wines. I spent a few days on Etna a few years ago and really enjoyed exploring the area. I did a dinner with Antonio Benanti two months ago and the wines wer...
by Gary York
July 13th, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 38
Views: 1830

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

Sucks to hear, but thanks.
by Gary York
July 11th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 38
Views: 1830

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

Reporting back from a trip to London and Amsterdam last month. Petit Pois Bistro in London -near Shoreditch -was a nice mid priced French bistro I would recommend and return to. I followed Lionel Nierop's suggestion above (thank you) and visited Andrew Edmunds. Hand written daily menu, great half-b...
by Gary York
July 8th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 38
Views: 1830

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

Some good options listed for London. I am looking for a good mid priced French place. Close to LSE if possible. Can anyone contrast Parsons vs J. Sheekey?
by Gary York
July 7th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay?
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay?

I was going to mention Knez, think I have a couple of bottles. But Knez is gone so that doesn't help much.
by Gary York
July 7th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire

Peter Lorre always seems to be contemplating a crime.
by Gary York
July 6th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2380

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Kept on buying Burgundy until I found one that was good. Now I have 200+ bottles. And no mention of PC ?
by Gary York
July 2nd, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12922

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

TWA is like a big old tree that has been slowly dying for a long time. Several branches started dropping some time ago. This is the latest branch to split, break off and hit the ground. Very soon the main part of the trunk will topple over and that will be it.
by Gary York
July 1st, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12922

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Kind of hard to miss something that has been gone for a long, long time.
by Gary York
June 28th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rose', 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: TN: 2018 Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rose', 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore

Been pouring it by the glass for two weeks and it is going well. I will switch it up next week. I purchased 8 different Roses for this summer.
by Gary York
June 23rd, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Ghosting Incident
Replies: 79
Views: 6313

Re: Retailer Ghosting Incident

You have made every effort to complete the transaction. Your best bet at this point is to get your money back.
by Gary York
June 21st, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: That VInous Dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: That VInous Dinner

Kind of tells you all you need to know.
by Gary York
June 17th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1615

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

No wine, just beer. With these.
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by Gary York
June 16th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3688

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Might want to check CC and see if she is trying to move the bottles.
by Gary York
June 7th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2009 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge Vineyard

I get some cola on many/most domestic Pinot. Not sure why it would be "funk".
by Gary York
June 6th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2028

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

There is a lot of good Pinot on the market in the $40-50 price range. And their style may not be appeal to a large number of buyers. And that results in a reduced presence on the BB.
by Gary York
June 6th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2028

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

I opened one a couple of weeks ago and it was very good. I am about to put a pre-sell order in now. A new PN that I have not tasted Harmony Lane. Occasionally they can show a bit too much VA. But that is kind of what make them interesting to me.
by Gary York
June 6th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: So Now Newcastle Is Lagunitas And Tastes Different
Replies: 6
Views: 807

So Now Newcastle Is Lagunitas And Tastes Different

I noticed the change in packaging. Still purchased and tasted. No thanks.

https://www.foodandwine.com/beer/newcas ... -lagunitas
by Gary York
June 6th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 76
Views: 7191

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Seems LPB is no RMP.
by Gary York
June 5th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

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Has anyone that has tasted this wine also tasted the three wines from Benanti?
by Gary York
June 4th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 3046

Re: Barolo apogee

I love these wines when older too. But it is pretty hard to find well stored bottles and I have just about quit trying. The fail rate is just too high.
by Gary York
May 30th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts
Replies: 26
Views: 2059

Re: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts

Not sure the Trousseau is for everyone. But it is very good. I get 4-6 bottles a year.
by Gary York
May 29th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2499

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Yep. You pretty much have it right. One of my favorite places has roasted ducks hanging up in the case. You can get 1/4, 1/2 or whole ducks with sweetened soy sauce on the side. And add just a few drops to the meat. Pared with Burgundy or Barbaresco it is off the charts.
by Gary York
May 28th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Thinking about this wine last night. Had a dinner with Antonio Benanti.
by Gary York
May 26th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Biodynamic taste better?
Replies: 81
Views: 3126

Re: Does Biodynamic taste better?

BioD is a good story. And like most good stories there probably is a little truth in it. With quite a bit of fiction. Also some good and some bad. Far too often the wines are strange, not interesting or just bad. Sometimes all three. So I guess the answer to the question is, yes occasionally. But us...
by Gary York
May 25th, 2019, 2:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3997

Re: Burgundy treachery

I can't say I wasn't warned. My path in wine is a well trodden one, from Cali to Old World...and, alas, ultimately (red) burgundy. I can still recall the epiphany about 15 years ago, from the pleasure of an older Dujac Clos de la Roche shared by a very generous friend. And there have been many othe...
by Gary York
May 23rd, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1580

Re: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?

Because people will only pay so much for Napa SB. When you think about SB, Napa is certainly toward the bottom for me.
by Gary York
May 22nd, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1607

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

I think your plan will work. But you could also get a couple of large coolers, Costco or restaurant supply stores($80-90 each), get the wine to cellar temp. Place the wine and some cold packs or ice with insulation to keep it off the bottles in the coolers. The temp will be good and you won't have t...
by Gary York
May 22nd, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2844

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

I know nothing about Chablis. Sorry for the thread drift, but can someone recommend a kick-a$$ Chablis at a Mount Eden Estate price (approx. $60? or less?). Cheers! Not sure where you are or if these are available in your area, but these might be a good place to start. https://www.jeanpaulbenoit-dr...
by Gary York
May 22nd, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2499

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Normally tea or Tsingtao Is Peking Duck universally coming with the miniature pancakes, cucumber and spring onions and the special sauce? Yes, at least the ones that do it right. Not sure that a great match exists for this dish. Can't really jam wine in where it does not fit. Sometimes beer is the ...
by Gary York
May 22nd, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2844

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

I think the answer is, yes. But only to a point. And only if you select certain producers. It is not like all Chablis or SCMN Chards are good.
by Gary York
May 21st, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wine and food in Orvieto, Italy?
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Wine and food in Orvieto, Italy?

Trattoria La Palomba
by Gary York
May 20th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 3141

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

As much as I like some of them, others seem like a waste of time and glass. 
by Gary York
May 20th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 3141

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

You are correct, and it is too much of good thing. It is funny how often the top scoring wine is also the highest priced wine.
by Gary York
May 20th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cahors Takes A Beating, Again
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Cahors Takes A Beating, Again

Friend of mine sent me this. Tough way to make a living.

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-89538-C ... frost.html
by Gary York
May 20th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?

Never had one that old. Mine seem to disappear much earlier. I have always looked at Foillard and Roilette as the agers.
by Gary York
May 19th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 2982

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

Yes, and kind of sad. I guess it comes with the territory.
by Gary York
May 19th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 2982

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

Sentence seems light. I guess those involved in it are not into wine.
by Gary York
May 19th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1178

Re: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?

My experiences are mostly limited to Italy. But it is far easier to take a shot on an unknown producer and find a good wine than here in the US. Still I mostly focus on wines that I can't find here or botttles that are great values. Or both.
by Gary York
May 17th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7622

Re: Robert Parker retires

The whole "your own palate" thing is a nice phrase. And totally meaningless.
by Gary York
May 16th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7622

Re: Robert Parker retires

I wish him well in retirement. It must not be an easy thing to do knowing that your life's work will be destroyed.
by Gary York
May 13th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE

You never know, sometimes the wizard answers the phone.
by Gary York
May 13th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE

Certainly one of my favorite producers in the world. And it is funny that you post this as I was thinking back about the visit in 2014. Drank a 2014 PdC last night, unfortunately was showing some VA. No glitz and glam here. Small, tight and a bit spartan. Some of the most interesting and fascinating...
by Gary York
May 13th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE

Not an easy visit at all. You will probably have to work through Rosenthal.
by Gary York
May 10th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drunk people/children/leggings always tell the truth and now also…
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Drunk people/children/leggings always tell the truth and now also…

Maybe they should get to work on the premox problem. The winemakers sure don't seem to have an answer.
by Gary York
May 7th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 39
Views: 5184

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

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Rating for 2014, 2015 and 2016 from Barolo MGA Vol II by Alessandro Masnaghetti. Seems he liked 2015.

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