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by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 25th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 29
Views: 805

Re: Filtering wine sediment

It's a more complicated issue than what filter to use. (I use the non-bleach white coffee filters; the unbleached have a woody aftertaste sometimes.) All sediment is not the same; some are pieces of skin left in on purpose. Others can be from tannins precipitating out with age. (They are undesirable...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 19th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 2673

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

Actually, John, I stopped buying wine after the 2006 vintage. The ONLY wine I did buy after was 2007-2009 or 2010 direct from the Dauvissat domaine. I couldn't quite give up his wines, but somehow got them shipped to the US and to me. And, some reds, too....To my thinking (and acting, I guess) Vince...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 18th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 2673

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

I stopped buying with the 2006 vintage. So, no clue since then.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 18th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 2673

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

FWIW, I decided a long time ago (this premox issue has been going on for a long time now), to drink my WB as I would have "before". I have no regrets, as drinking them early, to me, misses out on the reward. So, if it's good, I missed the reward (for aging). If it's premoxed...I missed any reward. I...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 12th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What to do with one day in Nashville?
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: What to do with one day in Nashville?

I would make sure to get to one (or two )of the hot chicken places...and see if anything is going on at the Grand Ol' Opry.....that day...I'm not a fan of that music, but going there last year for a show was a great experience on many levels. Unfortunately it's Alice Cooper that night. Oh, well...I...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 11th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What to do with one day in Nashville?
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: What to do with one day in Nashville?

I would make sure to get to one (or two )of the hot chicken places...and see if anything is going on at the Grand Ol' Opry.....that day...I'm not a fan of that music, but going there last year for a show was a great experience on many levels.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 10th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 1805

Re: Misen Chef's Knife

Though I'm not a big fan or user of nonstick pans, my wife loves the two Misen ones we've bought.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 7th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 1805

Re: Misen Chef's Knife

I love using my chef's knife and the serrated knife, too. I like the lighter feel of the Misen chef's knife for almost all tasks that don't require a heavy knife. The thickness/thinness of the blade is perhaps the most versatile of any knife I've ever used, though it is neither heavy or particularly...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 6th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????
Replies: 73
Views: 4088

Re: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????

I really enjoyed my family style (with strangers at a large table) southern cuisine at Monell's. By far the best fried chicken I ate in Nashville...and I visited three of the famous "hot chicken" places.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 27th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Lunch at Marea
Replies: 13
Views: 1553

Re: TN's: Lunch at Marea

What a testimonial to Gouges.....wait 42+ years...and make sure to have two on hand, so one can give pleasure.

Glad I never got "into" Gouges....
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 27th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 99
Views: 4199

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

For press pots, pour-overs, etc. I wish there was a good alternative to a big Ditting or Mahlkonig store grinder that are so expensive and huge. I have a Virtuoso and I still get lots of fines, and it still makes a mess...no coarse-grinding nirvana in this price range. But my cheap little Bonavita ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 26th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 99
Views: 4199

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

FWIW, as its name suggests, the Encore did an encore, too, dying at almost precisely two and a half years. Now, to find the details of this extra plan, which I had compltety forgotten about. Any thoughts on the best ones these days, including durability? I'm just curious, as I hope I paid for somet...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 20th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Was there sediment in the glass?
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 18th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 99
Views: 4199

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

FWIW, as its name suggests, the Encore did an encore, too, dying at almost precisely two and a half years. Now, to find the details of this extra plan, which I had compltety forgotten about. Any thoughts on the best ones these days, including durability? I'm just curious, as I hope I paid for someth...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 18th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rue Chottes-- the hippest street in town....
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Rue Chottes-- the hippest street in town....

Joshua, the story goes that when the holdings of a defunct estate became available, Charles Rousseau orchestrated a purchase with the two others, as it was too expensive for any of them in its entirety. Rousseau kept the "Clos des Ruchottes" for himself. Not surprisingly, historically, when somethin...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 17th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rue Chottes-- the hippest street in town....
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Rue Chottes-- the hippest street in town....

Of mild interest to me. Opened the Rousseau 2000 ("Clos des Ruchottes), a monopole Wed night and had some leftover last night with magret and fiddleheads. Not enough for two...so....I remembered I had bought some 2002 Georges Mugneret "Gevrey Chambertin", which is made from young vines Ruchottes-Cha...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 14th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Frédéric Magnien Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Charmes"
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2002 Frédéric Magnien Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Charmes"

Yes, Greg. Lots of lessons to be learned. Helpful if you learn them in time instead of years too late. The great vintages are that, indeed, but....take forever to get "there"...relatively speaking. All Burgundies (white and red) last a whole lot longer than I'd ever imagined; but, also take a lot lo...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 13th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Frédéric Magnien Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Charmes"
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2002 Frédéric Magnien Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Charmes"

FWIW. I love the 2002 vintage; maybe in my top 3 red burg vintages I tasted young. It all "there". But, one that I pulled out last week ( a Georges Mugneret Bourgogne) tells me that the vintage will need a full 20 to begin showing well...and...perhaps a full 25 to hit any peaks. Not what I was hopin...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 1st, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four Awesome Clos
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Four Awesome Clos

Thanks for your comments. Re: ripe vintages after 2000, all I can say is that 2005 is a super, more-delineated 1990, when I tasted it after bottling in 2007. But, I stopped following vintages after 2006, so...can't add anything about others. 2005 is, perhaps, a little too muscular, if it has any fla...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 30th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four Awesome Clos
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Four Awesome Clos

This past weekend, we “used up” our stock of frozen Maine venison to make Stroganoff and kasha for a small group, ending with a very ripe “L’Amis de Chambertin” (a version of epoisses made in Gevrey) and a strawberry/rhubarb crisp.. Though the food was good, the wines were astonishingly so. Particul...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 16th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 21
Views: 1384

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

FWIW, when I opened the 1999's, above.....at least 2 of them (the Roumier and Mugneret) were "pop, filter and pour". I always run my reds through the non-bleach white coffee filters. I then put them back into the bottles. Were I home to monitor them, I would have done that. Absent that, I'd rather d...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 15th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 21
Views: 1384

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

In a week and a half I will be opening up the two following PC wines from 1999 for some of my students. I will post notes afterwards. 1999 Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts Don't know who your "students" are...but they select well, whoever. I will be especially inter...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 14th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 21
Views: 1384

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

Any specifics, Mark/Jerry/Alan? I haven't and won't be opening any grand crus from 1999 for a few more years.....but I don't think they age differently from villages and 1er cru wines. Though I have found all of the '99s I reported on to be dense, I found none of them to be "primary" or "closed up"....
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 13th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 21
Views: 1384

'99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

I usually try to keep a vintage for 20 years before I start consuming it regularly, as I think that's what's necessary for the a payback. Though 1999 reds are not yet 20 (19 1/2 ; won't be 20 until this fall), my curiosity has won out. In the last several months, I've tried 4 reds from 1999. Admitte...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 12th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions for Bern's steakhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 2626

Re: Questions for Bern's steakhouse

[snort.gif] It sounds like you got to participate/precipitate the "downfall" there, Dave!! "Raiding parties" indeed..... [soap.gif]
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 10th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions for Bern's steakhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 2626

Re: Questions for Bern's steakhouse

You could say that ...and people have said that...since I was first there...in 1980.....but...here we are.....almost 40 years later....saying the same thing. The "good old daze". That never were.... pileon
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 2nd, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière
Replies: 40
Views: 1708

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière

FWIW, had a super, 2002 version of this wine over the weekend...Holding well...a little big, but otherwise a lovely example of a maturing WB devoid of Premox influences. I noted that a couple of earlier bottles were premoxed, and a couple not....
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
March 27th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anchovies
Replies: 28
Views: 1142

Re: Anchovies

A little more costly than fish sauce...

I do add some anchovy paste to braises usually....but...this stuff is a little too...costly for that...in my house. [stirthepothal.gif]
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
March 26th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anchovies
Replies: 28
Views: 1142

Re: Anchovies

Any of you [fellow] anchovy lovers use colatura d'alici..in your cooking or otherwise? I do. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7898/32526429747_edb5a7d559.jpg champagne.gif I baked some scallops with panko crumbs...and made spaghetti with colatura last night.....really good stuff. quite an ingredient....
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
March 19th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anchovies
Replies: 28
Views: 1142

Re: Anchovies

You [inadvertently, it seems] raised a very interesting point....about "fishy"....

the colatura is both appealing and "fishy" in the sense you use it.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
March 14th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anchovies
Replies: 28
Views: 1142

Re: Anchovies

Any of you [fellow] anchovy lovers use colatura d'alici..in your cooking or otherwise?
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
March 7th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2344

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

It's not 'Robert Chevillon' anymore. It's 'Denis & Bertrand Chevillon.' Yes. In 2001, before a visit to the domaine, we bumped into Robert Chevillon and his wife having lunch at a place in Nuits (La Tour). When I asked Bertrand if he felt like he was going to miss his father's guidance and reputati...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
March 7th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2344

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

Mark Golodetz wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 11:47 am
Thanks Stuart
Any thoughts on the quality of the wines?
Denis' wine, I'd bet was made by Robert.

Maurice's is different. That's all I know, Mark.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
March 6th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2344

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

On a different note I have both Denis and Maurice Chevillon Chaignots from the 1980s. Anybody know the relationship with Robert? Denis is Robert's older son. He bottled wines under his own name in the '80s-90s.....In 1990 or 1992...I visited and asked who "Denis" was....and a guy in shorts sitting ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
March 5th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger

Well, the recipes all say "russets" are the best substitute....starchier than the yukon gold. I tried them since, and the "chips" were really good. I won't give up finding the real Maris Pipers, though. (Trying to persuade a farmer I know in Lancaster County PA, who is interested. He bought his seed...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 25th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: TN: 2005 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche

As a negotiant/eleveur...he was able to cherry pick great vineyards and producers...and did so. It's hardly surprising that they've turned out well. He bought barrels of wines and "raised" them in his cave. A lot easier than farming grapes or making wines....I'd think.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 19th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox'd White Burgs Turn Great? (per Jasper Morris)
Replies: 117
Views: 4362

Re: Premox'd White Burgs Turn Great? (per Jasper Morris)

As far as I can tell, there has been no formal research by any official body within the Burgundy hierarchy. That is sad. I honestly think it's an easy thing to determine what about a wine is different in a premox'd vs. pristine bottle. Understanding what factors cause those differences is another t...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 19th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox'd White Burgs Turn Great? (per Jasper Morris)
Replies: 117
Views: 4362

Re: Premox'd White Burgs Turn Great? (per Jasper Morris)

Stuart, Alan: As far as I can tell, there has been no formal research by any official body within the Burgundy hierarchy. There has been plenty of research into particular features but we need a holistic overview. All we can really say is that the problem is multi-factorial, which isn't particularl...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 19th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox'd White Burgs Turn Great? (per Jasper Morris)
Replies: 117
Views: 4362

Re: Premox'd White Burgs Turn Great? (per Jasper Morris)

Jasper: Thanks for your thoughts. Why, in your opinion, does this plaque seem to still exist...20 vintages after it was "discovered".? Is anyone really trying to figure it out in any organized/concerted way? (I remember Gerard Boudot doing his own experiments in 2004...and Christophe Roumier telling...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 15th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pre-premox Valentine's Day Chevalier
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Pre-premox Valentine's Day Chevalier

I didn't say there weren't fireworks, Alan...just that I wasn't expecting any. Nuance.

When do you think you drank them?
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 15th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pre-premox Valentine's Day Chevalier
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Pre-premox Valentine's Day Chevalier

I gave her some wine..and food. What more could I do.....?
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 15th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pre-premox Valentine's Day Chevalier
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Pre-premox Valentine's Day Chevalier

i've been married (to the same woman) for 35 years, so I wasn't expecting any fireworks yesterday. But, the [realistic] ones I hoped for happened, and big time. I decided to open a 1990 Niellon Chevalier-Montrachet, which we bought at the estate in 1992. Due to conditioning in the premox era and the...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 15th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double decant question
Replies: 34
Views: 1151

Re: Double decant question

To dive in on this thread....I am a big believer in aeration for old and young wines...and for getting rid of sediment in older wines to not confuse the tastebuds. How to do that in any given situation, as Jay corroborates is the real challenge. I have developed some criteria over the years, which v...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 12th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Built in grills
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: Built in grills

Are you talking about one in a kitchen? I have a Blue Star.....
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 5th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: TN: 2000 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées

Alan, Ryan, Marcus, I can’t remember a disappointing 2000 at this point either. Under the radar vintage for sure. Wow if I ever have a chance to sample a 1996 Ouvrees I will do so without hesitation. I have a bunch of 2005 but they will slumber for a while yet. Cheers, Doug FWIW, I've yet to have a...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 4th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcomming burg book from Bill Nanson?
Replies: 90
Views: 3997

Re: Upcomming burg book from Bill Nanson?

Craig G wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 6:57 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 4:18 am
Sunday let down [cry.gif]
When I saw the thread bump I thought we might have a sequel.
These old thread revivals are becomming annoying.

+1.

Though I realize that it can take people 6+ years to get to something.... cheesehead
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 28th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny.
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: TN: 1993 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny.

My last 2 bottles of 1993 Bertheau Les Charmes, opened a couple of weeks apart last year, corked. I think 1993, the miracle vintage, was marred by a run of moldy corks. I think the cork industry increased the level of kiln drying shortly after this...to prevent more such vintage.Corks became rock h...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 28th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged riesling?
Replies: 23
Views: 1213

Re: Aged riesling?

FWIW, a 1999 Barmes-Buecher Riesling "Hengst" grand cru, this past weekend:

Sl oxidized in a good way ; big wine and dry now. Good fruit and nice to drink long finish and balanced with the food.
If there's another...by 2021.

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