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by Everett Bandman
December 4th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you know a wine will be good years in the future?
Replies: 45
Views: 4601

Re: How do you know a wine will be good years in the future?

A colleague who has been in the wine business much longer than I have mentioned a method for evaluating the age-ability of a wine that I have not seen on this thread so far. His name is Bob and he had a job interview with a guy named Bernie back in the late 1960s. At the end of the interview, Berni...
by Everett Bandman
October 28th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert) Cornas
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert) Cornas

I've got some 04s. 05s, and 06s collected from my days going to the Marche aux Vins in Ampuis. I've always preferred the basic cuvee to the reserve cuvee they've always offered.
by Everett Bandman
October 27th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Invasion of cruise ships and riverboats
Replies: 36
Views: 1159

Re: Invasion of cruise ships and riverboats

George, On our Seabourn Cruise of the Baltic, we booked a two day tour of St. Petersburg with Red October a few years ago and it was fabulous. One of the guides was a Art History Professor at the University and not only did he get us into some special rooms at the Hermitage and explain the significa...
by Everett Bandman
October 17th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "The Man" is blocking wine shipments from NY to CA
Replies: 37
Views: 2487

Re: "The Man" is blocking wine shipments from NY to CA

This is a UPS issue I believe. CSW switched from UPS to FEDEX a while ago and this must be the reason why. They only told me that they had "issues" with UPS. I just received a 6 case shipment from CSW via FEDEX last week. I dislike FEDEX because they will deliver your wine early with only a 24 hour ...
by Everett Bandman
July 22nd, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Off the beaten track in the N. Rhone
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Off the beaten track in the N. Rhone

Bernard Burgaud, Gilles Barge, Bernard Levet, Jean Michel Gerin, Clusel-Roche are some that come to mind in Ampuis. If going to Hermitage Bernard Faurie is a must. If going to Mauves in the St. Joseph AOC, Pierre Gonon. You might consider Eric Texier, though he is in Charnay, north of Lyon, but make...
by Everett Bandman
November 20th, 2015, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles: Post Yours Here For An Online Study
Replies: 575
Views: 29230

Corked Bottles: Post Yours Here For An Online Study

2006 Copain Brousseau
by Everett Bandman
November 11th, 2015, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How we taste wine: the contribution of aroma (does the glass really matter)
Replies: 29
Views: 1136

How we taste wine: the contribution of aroma (does the glass really matter)

My experience is that the shape and type of container I drink a wine from does clearly effect the taste I perceive. That being said, I think that the idea that a wine has a best shaped container that its tasted from is marketing. Whats interesting in this thread is how science can be used to support...
by Everett Bandman
October 20th, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to expect at Berns
Replies: 76
Views: 3942

What to expect at Berns

Find out who will be the somm the nite you'll be there. Leave a message indicating the regions you're interested in for reds and whites and that you're more interested in wines in their sweet spot for drinking than in labels and expect to be blown away. I asked for a northern Rhone and got a 64 Côte...
by Everett Bandman
August 30th, 2015, 1:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15806
Views: 369169

What BEER are you drinking?

Stopped at Elevation Brewery in Poncha Springs CO and loved their DIPA Fanboy in 750 ml format and their IPA First Cast in 12 oz bottles.
by Everett Bandman
August 24th, 2015, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few recent Rhones
Replies: 2
Views: 547

A few recent Rhones

Alan, thats a new bottling from Stéphane. Looks to be younger vines, listed as from 5-30 years. The "regular" Côte-Rôtie is now listed as "Reserve" and from 40 year old vines. Both bottlings have 20% new oak according to Karchers website. My favorite bottling is "Lancement". Its from a parcel in Côt...
by Everett Bandman
August 17th, 2015, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Money!!!!! TN:2012 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 37
Views: 1553

Money!!!!! TN:2012 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

Since I have never had the Briords, is it correct to say the Clisson is more complex? My experience is that it's a little bit of a bigger, rounder wine. Whereas the Briords tends to be more mineral driven and laser focused in general, with some vintage variation. But, ymmv. I agree. I'd also say th...
by Everett Bandman
August 17th, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Is blind tasting possible?
Replies: 96
Views: 2770

TN: Is blind tasting possible?

Our group always does single blind tastings, where only the host knows the specific wines. I've convinced most of the group when they host, to provide at least the varietal or theme. One of the group members recently did a central coast 2013 pinot tasting only without any info other than red wine . ...
by Everett Bandman
August 5th, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Money!!!!! TN:2012 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 37
Views: 1553

Money!!!!! TN:2012 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

Frank, do you know where this fits into the portfolio in comparison with the Granite de Clisson? That's the wine I've bought a few of in the past, haven't had the Briords yet. Last one I drank I described as "wine flavored mountain stream water". Been a case buy every year since 07. If you ever hav...
by Everett Bandman
July 29th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Amphora Petite Sirah Mounts Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 161

TN: 1997 Amphora Petite Sirah Mounts Vineyard

John, 97 was the first vintage Rick made wine with the Amphora brand. You should contact him if you haven't already and share your note. Did you ever visit him when he was still making wine at Mount's? His early Syrahs were made from Unti fruit and at the time surpassed the wines the Unti's were ma...
by Everett Bandman
July 29th, 2015, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Amphora Petite Sirah Mounts Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 161

TN: 1997 Amphora Petite Sirah Mounts Vineyard

John, 97 was the first vintage Rick made wine with the Amphora brand. You should contact him if you haven't already and share your note. Did you ever visit him when he was still making wine at Mount's? His early Syrahs were made from Unti fruit and at the time surpassed the wines the Unti's were mak...
by Everett Bandman
July 14th, 2015, 2:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Corkage at Sushi Den in Denver?
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Corkage at Sushi Den in Denver?

How do you get that list. I've got a good friend in CO, who apparently doesn't know that some restaurants allow you to BYO. That would influence where we choose to dine for sure.
by Everett Bandman
July 14th, 2015, 10:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Corkage at Sushi Den in Denver?
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Corkage at Sushi Den in Denver?

Penalty is too severe to permit customers from bringing their own alcohol. Why would any business allow that?
by Everett Bandman
July 3rd, 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
Replies: 28
Views: 2379

TN: 2010 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

John Davis wrote:Opening a 1990 in magnum tonight with Kent Zimmerman!

JD
Had the 90 a couple of weeks ago from a 750 and it was beautiful and absolutely ready with nice unerlying structure for the future. The 91 tasted side by side was way more tight and astringent and in need of at least 5 more years of cellaring.
by Everett Bandman
July 3rd, 2015, 10:10 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Athens plane flights
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Athens plane flights

Lufthansa. Have to connect via Munich or Frankfurt. Star Alliance too if you've got United miles.
by Everett Bandman
July 2nd, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jamet Cote-Rotie '97...(short/boring)
Replies: 22
Views: 783

TN: Jamet Cote-Rotie '97...(short/boring)

Those orphan bottles of yours often provide unexpected and interesting TNs. As Alsn suggested have you ever been able to put together a tasting with pairs of bottles from the garage and from a temperature controlled cellar? Should make for an interesting discussion among your tasting group.
by Everett Bandman
June 21st, 2015, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An exciting visit to Thomas Fogarty
Replies: 20
Views: 1193

An exciting visit to Thomas Fogarty

its been a long time since I was so pleasantly surprised. You must live a very meager existence [wow.gif] More seriously, thanks for the report, glad everything worked out well. Haven't been to Fogarty in many years, will have to rectumfy that. Don't you love those spell checkers [rofl.gif]
by Everett Bandman
June 17th, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jo Landron Muscadet and Jadot Bojo
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Jo Landron Muscadet and Jadot Bojo

Drank the following wines this weekend. Some impressions: [ 2014 Jo Landron Amphibolite, Muscadet This has become our go to by-the-case White, competing very well with the Pepiere Briords. Energetic, bright and immediately pleasing. Minerally citrus fruit with clean precise lines. It worked beautif...
by Everett Bandman
May 7th, 2015, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you ever worry about wine's effects on your teeth?
Replies: 45
Views: 1963

Do you ever worry about wine's effects on your teeth?

Dump the hygienist. There are too many who get off on lecturing their clients. Sounds like you got one of those rather that suck at flossing.
by Everett Bandman
April 4th, 2015, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE reality check
Replies: 102
Views: 6586

AFWE reality check

Alan Rath wrote:Anyone know where I can find Texier in the Bay Area?
Farm wine is the local distributor. Contact Keven Clancy keven@farmwineimports.com to see where to go. Besides the Brezeme Pergaud I'd recommend the Saint Julien-en-Saint -Alban Vielle Serine, 2 great terroir driven syrahs.
by Everett Bandman
March 2nd, 2015, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: knocked down to size by Arnot-Roberts
Replies: 53
Views: 3475

knocked down to size by Arnot-Roberts

Tom is right, Que is among the Grand Cru of cold climate syrah sites and in the hands of AR I'm anxious to taste this wine next month at the pickup event. Interesting that its at same price as Kermit Lynch's new Cote Rotie project with Louis Barruol, supposedly a throwback to the wines of another er...
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines in your cellar give you most pause?
Replies: 52
Views: 3400

Which wines in your cellar give you most pause?

I don't think the problem is with Rhys, but with CA pinot. Everyone I know who still buys CA pinot drink them relative young because when they lose their fruitiness and youthful exuberance, they rarely develop as enjoyable secondary flavors. I admit though when I want that fruitiness and exuberance ...
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar
Replies: 64
Views: 2743

California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar

Oh come on. Name the winemaker who says, "just send me some grapes, from anywhere, I don't care." Everyone is selective. Why the hyperbole? There are plenty of winemakers who only use estate fruit, it that regard they only can make a syrah from their appellation. Their are others who want to make a...
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar
Replies: 64
Views: 2743

California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar

David, totally wrong is probably an overstatement. Steve is among the best Syrah producers making wines from multiple regions, but he like others is selective about where he sources fruit from in order to achieve that record.
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar
Replies: 64
Views: 2743

California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar

The only 'rule' I can offer is the cooler the climate the longer the cellaring. Not sure that always works. Bordeaux is warmer than the Rhone yet its wines are long lived unless you're restricting that statement to syrah. I've always felt acid levels are more correlated with ageability though not s...
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar
Replies: 64
Views: 2743

California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar

Who was producing syrah in the mid 90s, not many. Lets get a list of syrahs made prior to 95. ESJ, Dehlinger, Alban, and Phelps Mistral, though its a blend, come to mind. Cellar Tracker also has Andrew Murray, Adelaida, and Babcock. I don't see any Bonny Doon prior to 96.
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar
Replies: 64
Views: 2743

California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar

I think what Alan has to say has a lot of vailidity but I think there are more examples of syrah that will improve and develop secondary and teriary qualities without going over the hill. In addition to the cool climate sites that we have experience with, others on the cooler end of the spectum can ...
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 4:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1751
Views: 140352

Steak Porn

Salad?!? I get that everybody has to stay regular, but... :D If you've never had Patricia Wells' Saturday Beef Salad you missing something. Its page 70 in Patricia Wells at Home in Provence. FWIW her recommendation for wine is a Beaujolais Cru, Saint Amour but any Beaujolais will do as will other f...
by Everett Bandman
February 17th, 2015, 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Help with river or ocean cruise.
Replies: 44
Views: 2449

Help with river or ocean cruise.

I've been on 3 cruises with Seabourn. Great food and decent wine selection is included. Options to buy special wines available, only done that once for a nice cab with steak dinner. Unfortunately they no longer have the 200 passenger ships I was on, now only using 450 passenger ships. Good deals ava...
by Everett Bandman
February 16th, 2015, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 1905, 1945 & 1959 claret
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Lunch with 1905, 1945 & 1959 claret

59 Lynch Bages is the wine that hooked me on collecting/aging wines. In mid-70s I bought a bottle in Boston for a special occassion with friends. Recall it being all of $15. Opened the bottle and it filled the entire kitchen with an incredible perfume. Everyone was in awe. Thanks for the memories Ma...
by Everett Bandman
January 13th, 2015, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pairing Suggestion - Fajitas
Replies: 30
Views: 570

Wine Pairing Suggestion - Fajitas

I'll add a slightly sparkling Vino Verde, like the Broadbent. Have this regularly with Chicken Enchilada Verde. Chilled Rose is my second choice.
by Everett Bandman
January 6th, 2015, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Tale of Six Coffaros..(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 299

You.....

Tried these last night looking for a decent wine to drink: 1. DavidCoffaro Zin Estate 2003 : Browning; totally dead. ____________ 2. DavidCoffaro My Zin 2003 : Browning; totally dead. ____________ 3. DavidCoffaro Block 4 Estate 2003 : Browning; totally dead. ____________ 4. DavidCoffaro EstateCuvee...
by Everett Bandman
December 25th, 2014, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.
Replies: 105
Views: 3585

What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.

When I've been to some "traditional" chinese restaurants in Chinatown, most of the adults are drinking brandy with the meal. Never tried it myself though. I usually go with a German Riesling with spicy dishes, or a sparkling Loire.
by Everett Bandman
November 9th, 2014, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Arnot-Roberts Trousseau North Coast (USA, California, North Coast)
Replies: 25
Views: 1614

TN: 2013 Arnot-Roberts Trousseau North Coast (USA, California, North Coast)

I tasted this at the AR open house on Saturday, I really liked it, so pure and fresh. The Trout Gulch Pinot really stole the show though. Yup, I found the same briny salinity/minerality in the Trout Gulch Pinot as in the Trout Gulch Chardonnay. Definitely some terroir there, though I wouldn't be su...
by Everett Bandman
September 20th, 2014, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Martinelli Syrah Terra Felice
Replies: 9
Views: 559

TN: 2008 Martinelli Syrah Terra Felice

As suspected for Martinelli, label says 15% ABV, so its a big bruiser Alan. Sounds like a nice wine for its style though. I'm having an 01 Voge Cornas, the basic bottling, I brought back from Ampuis 10 years ago.
by Everett Bandman
July 31st, 2014, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Peay Vineyards Roussanne/Marsanne Estate
Replies: 4
Views: 193

TN: 2007 Peay Vineyards Roussanne/Marsanne Estate

I thought Nick told me that the vines were grafted to another variety that would ripen more reliably? I had bought every vintage of the Roussanne and am still holding most of my bottles.
by Everett Bandman
June 18th, 2014, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Jean-Michel Stephan Côte-Rôtie Coteau de Bassenon
Replies: 5
Views: 226

TN: 2008 Jean-Michel Stephan Côte-Rôtie Coteau de Bassenon

The impression that 08 was a weak year arises from ERPs score of 79 for Cote Rotie. I always felt that the successful wines from that year showed the feminine Burgundian style reminiscent of some of the bygone masters of the N Rhone. Those vintners who tried to make big extracted wines as in 07 or 0...
by Everett Bandman
June 17th, 2014, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Gobelsburger
Replies: 13
Views: 425

TN: 2013 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Gobelsburger

2013 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner 'Gobelsburger' (Kamptal, Austria) First look at 2013 in Austria for me, and a real winner in the under $20 category. Lots of lime and peach fruit with a crisp mineral base. Just plain drinkable. Thanks for the note on this one. My case arrived yesterday and ...
by Everett Bandman
June 17th, 2014, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Whites...(long/boring)
Replies: 23
Views: 765

Tatomer...

....(given my Calif palate)....Tom Tom, Although you review/taste/buy/ neener predominantly CA wines, I've don't consider your palate "californicated", only that you don't notice (or are not bothered by) the higher ABV that with a few exceptions predominates CA wines. Due to my wife's illness, I've...
by Everett Bandman
June 8th, 2014, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas
Replies: 29
Views: 1308

TN: 2012 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas

Will do Alan!
by Everett Bandman
June 8th, 2014, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas
Replies: 29
Views: 1308

TN: 2012 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas

Paul Gordon wrote:Btw, if anyone ever wants to taste wines/barrels, just drop me a line.
We make our wine in San Francisco.
Thanks Paul. Always looking for an excuse to come down to the Bay Area...Everett
by Everett Bandman
June 5th, 2014, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for AFWE's/IPOB's
Replies: 66
Views: 1959

A question for AFWE's/IPOB's

Anything Coffaro for wine newbies or parties with non-discriminating consumers works well for me. Have to admit that Dave's wines are no longer in my wheelhouse as the alcohol % has crept up to 15+, but intense fruitiness without the tannins and balanced structure that Dave aims for is typically a c...
by Everett Bandman
May 24th, 2014, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Arnot-Roberts Zinfandel, Kirschenmann Vineyard, Mokelumne River
Replies: 27
Views: 875

TN: 2012 Arnot-Roberts Zinfandel, Kirschenmann Vineyard, Mokelumne River

Mike, Where did you pick up the AR Zin? I've not seen it offered in their emails, unless it was written in fine print champagne.gif
by Everett Bandman
March 14th, 2014, 8:41 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Frankfurt Airport Query
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Frankfurt Airport Query

Randall McFarlane wrote:Thanks, folks! Am I correct in assuming no customs check until Naples?
Nope. You enter the EU here and get your passport stamped before getting to any connecting flights to EU countries. You'll just collect your luggage in Naples, no ag or baggage inspection as in the US.
by Everett Bandman
February 24th, 2014, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Vignobles Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

2010 Vignobles Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

Burgaud has not cleaned up as of most recent vintage in the U.S. So if Levet has even tried to tidy up around the winery, nope, not as bad. Funny you should mention Burgaud as its another I've brought home from the Marche in the past. I admit that intermediate levels of Brett attract me [cheers.gif...
by Everett Bandman
February 23rd, 2014, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Vignobles Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

2010 Vignobles Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

I remember first tasting 98-01 Levet at the Ampuis Marche in 03. Not a very popular table as some felt the wine smelled like an outhouse and claimed his cellar was full of brett. In more recent vintages he's "cleaned up" and while the wines are still wild as you inferred, they are old schooled, for ...

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