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by Dale Bowers
October 18th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 55
Views: 2362

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

Also, what would the weight be on the bottom of an 18' rack???
by Dale Bowers
September 30th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 919
Views: 47870

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

September a net +26 Major fail.
by Dale Bowers
September 23rd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New home construction wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: New home construction wine cellar

Agreed, do it now. And make it twice as large as you thing you will need, you'll thank me later.
by Dale Bowers
September 20th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14650
Views: 727393

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 d’Angerville Ducs
by Dale Bowers
September 16th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14650
Views: 727393

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

some 2018 Sauzet PM Champ Gain
by Dale Bowers
September 16th, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?

Oldie but still true. There is no such thing as a great wine, just great bottles.
by Dale Bowers
September 15th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4232

Re: Latour 2009 released

Hell, I have some 1990 stored since release I’d sell for that.
by Dale Bowers
September 15th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chidaine and Huet
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: TN: Chidaine and Huet

Had a 2012 Huet sec last week (CdB) that was the worst premox wine I've opened in a long time.
by Dale Bowers
September 11th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12412
Views: 479730

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Rhys Family Farm. Plenty of ripe fruit, consistent with the vintage, but good structure and acid to balance. Excellent.
by Dale Bowers
September 10th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)
Replies: 35
Views: 4717

Re: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)

alan weinberg wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Zachys, Morrell, and Vinfolio all at $195 on w-s. No other offers.
Have a pre-arrival 6-pack from WHWC for $125 per. Hope they honor that price.
by Dale Bowers
September 5th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14650
Views: 727393

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

This past week with all the sales;

2018 de L'Arlot Suchots
2018 Huet Moelleux Le Mont
NV Vilmart Cuvee' Rubis
2017 d'Angerville Taillepieds
2017 Chevillion Les Roncieres; Boussellots; Vaucrains
2015 Lafon Clos de la Baronne
2018 Fevre Les Clos
by Dale Bowers
August 27th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14650
Views: 727393

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Marquis de Laguiche (Joseph Drouhin) Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot
by Dale Bowers
August 25th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14650
Views: 727393

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some 2015 Lafon
by Dale Bowers
August 21st, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14650
Views: 727393

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2018 Fevre Clos
by Dale Bowers
August 2nd, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn 2017 release
Replies: 29
Views: 2185

Re: Dunn 2017 release

I have some 1985 HM that I Hope is ready some day before I die.
by Dale Bowers
August 2nd, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 919
Views: 47870

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

July 31 consumed 28 purchased
by Dale Bowers
July 18th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14650
Views: 727393

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Fevre Les Clos
by Dale Bowers
July 9th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3899

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

How much money do you have? [tease.gif]
by Dale Bowers
July 8th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bourbon - Need advice
Replies: 29
Views: 2100

Re: Bourbon - Need advice

Thanks everyone. Heading to a local store later today that was a large bourbon selection.
by Dale Bowers
July 8th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bourbon - Need advice
Replies: 29
Views: 2100

Bourbon - Need advice

What to get a bottle of Bourbon for my friend's upcoming birthday. He drinks Woodford Reserve as a daily drinker. Anything suggestions for something similar for special occasions in the $200-$400 range?
by Dale Bowers
July 6th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2680

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

I’m 61. Don’t buy any current red Burgundy. Backfill when I can. Still but white Burgs but don’t plan on again beyond 5-7 years 😢. Buy some domestic but dialing that back too. Still buy champagne, mostly vintage.
by Dale Bowers
July 2nd, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 137
Views: 7907

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

I ordered 6 from Woodland Hills back in November at $125/per. Will be interesting to see if they owner that price. If not, can I get 15% restocking fee on my money? neener
by Dale Bowers
July 1st, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 105
Views: 4915

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

2011 PYMC Corton Charlie Not even a great vintage, but a great wine.
by Dale Bowers
June 17th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 1251

Re: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet

Sauzet doesn’t have the best track record re premox, but when on they are as good as any top white burg.
by Dale Bowers
June 17th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20406

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Perhaps my original reply to this topic (#5) would have better been stated as follows: An certain winery sent an unsolicited email supporting a social activist movement that has become divisive and politically volatile. As my email address was provided for business purposes only, I was annoyed and ...
by Dale Bowers
June 2nd, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 H. Boillot Puligny Pucelles
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: TN: 2009 H. Boillot Puligny Pucelles

Boillot gets a bad rap for premox (rightfully so)but it’s still a buy for me most years.
by Dale Bowers
May 7th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 617020

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

The Trustee filed its first interim report on May 5. Priority claims asserted for consumer deposits (e.g., wine) will be paid at 30%, which is better than I expected when this whole mess began. But the Trustee is retaining $4,561,649.42 for "continued litigation for avoidance actions, the recovery ...
by Dale Bowers
April 12th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12412
Views: 479730

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Rhys 2013 Rhys Alpine Chardonnay. Intense lemon curd on the nose. Fruit forward at first (new world) but then super minerals (old world) on the finish. Sweet spot.
by Dale Bowers
April 11th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12412
Views: 479730

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2009 Saxum Broken Stones.

Still fruit forward. Even with a 3 hour decant there still is a bit of heat on the finish. Probably more of a chance in my tastes than a defect in the wine.
by Dale Bowers
April 7th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread pudding
Replies: 19
Views: 1679

Re: Bread pudding

Fresh, warm bread pudding + vanilla ice cream = heaven
by Dale Bowers
March 31st, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 919
Views: 47870

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

March:

Purchased 5
Consumed 27
by Dale Bowers
March 28th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3534

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

You know people aren’t buying when I got offers for wine I never have before. DRC and Leroy. And no, I’m not buying.
by Dale Bowers
March 28th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 2324

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

Reds:

2010
2009
2005
2015
2016
2017
2014
2012
2008
1999
2001
1993


Whites:

2014
2016
2010
2007
2008
by Dale Bowers
March 25th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

I have a hard time with the many times overpowering white pepper note, especially with the Horseshoe.
by Dale Bowers
March 14th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The shutdown of sports and other activities is going to give me time to . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: The shutdown of sports and other activities is going to give me time to . . .

I'm going to spend some time today in the cellar trying to make room for deliveries coming this week I have no room for.
by Dale Bowers
February 25th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14650
Views: 727393

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Boillot clos de la Mouchere
by Dale Bowers
February 23rd, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New York City hotels
Replies: 19
Views: 2534

Re: New York City hotels

In that area, I like the Standard.
by Dale Bowers
February 18th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 53
Views: 4937

Re: Mountain Lions

Mountain lions deserve respect. Yes, they are a top predictor that can interact with humans. Just respect them, avoid encroaching on their habit, and live and let live.
by Dale Bowers
February 1st, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12412
Views: 479730

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Rhys Family Farm Pinot Noir.

Just hitting its stride. Wonderful now.
by Dale Bowers
January 26th, 2020, 12:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 101
Views: 3884

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Krug and Prevost.
by Dale Bowers
January 8th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s
Replies: 29
Views: 3524

Re: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s

Ok let’s get into the higher end bottles now. Anything stand out here. Mostly beyond my comfort zone but always willing to expand, although not to the Monty’s :) CHEVALIER MONTRACHET 750 BATARD MONTRACHET 700 CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE 250 CHASSAGNE GRANDES RUCHOTTES 170 PULIGNY CHAMPS GAINS 165 PULIGNY GA...
by Dale Bowers
January 1st, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle "oil-like" imperfections, a sign of seepage?
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Bottle "oil-like" imperfections, a sign of seepage?

Pop the cork and drink up. Life is too short. The bubbles will be fine.
by Dale Bowers
December 30th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 919
Views: 47870

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

December

Purchased 38
Consumed 33

Net +5
by Dale Bowers
December 28th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaii Big Island rec?
Replies: 31
Views: 2640

Re: Hawaii Big Island rec?

Bumping up for 2020. Going back to the Big Island in a few weeks for the first time in several years. Any current restaurant recommendations? Is Merriman's still good? Merriments’s may have lost a little shine vs 10 years ago but is still the best on the island IMO. The Blue Dragon is finally open ...
by Dale Bowers
December 27th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye
Replies: 27
Views: 3161

Re: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye

SeanHarding wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 5:17 pm
If this is the type of holiday meals your family has, I am available for adoption.
+1 I’ll even bring wine.
by Dale Bowers
December 27th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2291

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

Not wine, but had a package take 7 days via UPS from Iowa to Colorado.
by Dale Bowers
December 18th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 Dom in gift box: $143.99
Replies: 22
Views: 1471

Re: 08 Dom in gift box: $143.99

WineSearcher Pro is starting to show many offerings sub $150
by Dale Bowers
December 18th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2291

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

Why on God’s green earth would wineries ship in December (let alone mid December) unless a customer specifically asks to have it shipped, is beyond me.
by Dale Bowers
December 14th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2216

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

I got outbid on every single lot (some by a lot) and I felt my bids should have been competitive. During one 10 minute stretch I watch today, I saw a single bidder win lots that totaled well over $100,000. Hard to compete when people are dropping that kind of coin.
by Dale Bowers
November 30th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 63
Views: 5780

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $135

Jim Stewart wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 6:44 am
Dale Bowers wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 6:32 am
Ordered 6. Now $125
Double check your order the 07 is 124.99 the 08 is 135
My order acknowledgement say ‘08 and $750.

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