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by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 11th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Need to define the problem first and foremost. What is "premox"? I say it is the universe of bad bottles randomly mixed in with wines that are fine in any given group. All these other factors are for vulnerablity. But, vulnerable wines are not "premoxed" wines if they are fine. Unless one focuses on...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 11th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

That's why they've never figured anything out, Mel. "So many things changed"......but there were plenty of good bottles that "ignored" all those changes. So, focus on the "premox" issue: why there are bad bottles within any given group...not the vulnerabilities of all of them. The culprit will never...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 10th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Check out what?

Have you ever spoken to anyone in the cork industry about this issue?

Corks are supposed to make the good fit/be flexible....the bottles can't....
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 8th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 121
Views: 5308

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I'll confirm the positive comments above. Finally got to taste it (the spicy version). Basically a crlispy chicken breast on a brioche type bun with some hot? sauce smeared onto the bun. What's not to like? Good quality; good portion; good taste. Price is a bargain. Not that experienced with Chick F...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 7th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Mel Knox wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm
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One other question is the bore entry of bottles. When wineries used standard bottles, there was no problem. If the bore entry of the bottle--perhaps for a custom bottle-- is wrong then the cork will never seat properly.
Doesn't that issue also get back to the "too rigid" cork, Mel?
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 7th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Rauno, The "flaw" i'm interested in is the "premox". I make no claim what it really is; it might not be just "premature oxidation". In fact, it might be unrelated.

The problem is distinct, though. And, random.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 7th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

I clicked on the link, but it doesn't take me to a podcast. Is there a more specific link? Episode 342 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z4j2i1OH74 [cheers.gif] Thanks. Just watched the whole episode. My loss confirmed. Pretty geeky stuff about the vineyards and their ownership history; not as much ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 7th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Apparently, the early '90s was a popular time for new methods of ridding corks of taint in the drying process. I wish I were retired, so I could look into this in more detail. But, a half hour google search provided some interesting history....in Portugal, just around the time the premox started.......
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 7th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Does anyone know when kiln drying of wine corks began with regularity in Portugal?

Mel? You seem to have lots of contacts in the Deep Enology State. This should be easy to find out.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 6th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

I think we've heard that before, Mel.....for about 20+ years now.... Boulton's view on the "one cause alone" issue is the biggest reason nobody has solved the problem, IMO. People have chosen to overcomplicate the issue. When certain bottles are "premoxed" and others not....what is/are the variables...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 5th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Melprenox, You are aptly named. Then how do you explain the multitude of good bottles that are fine? Just lucky? No one is "selecting" corks. They are punched and then baked in a kiln to kill bacteria. Because they are natural things, they are very variable. The same heat in a kiln can render one as...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 5th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

I clicked on the link, but it doesn't take me to a podcast. Is there a more specific link?
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 5th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Wes makes some good points. Technical corks May be part of the solution but corks weren’t the cause of the problem. I still appreciate well matured white Burgundy but I am nervous about the whole situation Mel, it depends on defining "problem". To me the "problem" is the group of random wines that ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 5th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Sorry if my response seemed "entitled". Perhaps it was. Entitled to communication to understand the "etiquette" is indeed the issue. Everyone is "entitled" all around to know the rules/mores/"etiquette". We were clueless. Perhaps because third parties were involved; perhaps because we are. But, as a...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 4th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Thanks for all your nice comments, invites and pm's.... I am hoping to spend a day in the Willamette Valley on Monday October 21. Will be staying in Portland with family for 3 days, so one day visiting and tasting is max. Really looking forward to this, a long time goal. (I've never been to CA wine...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 4th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Marcus, we though, was calling our next two appointments: Walter Scott and Cristom. But, when we arrived at Walter Scott, we were (probably justifiably) greeted by a decidely annoyed winemaker who said we were an hour late and to come back "next time." (There is not likely to be a next time, sadly)...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 1st, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Having already committed to cellaring them, the premox phenonemon, if anything , has increased my appreciation of White Burgundy. Though I've had my share of premox (and not as much as I expected), it has helped me realize how great an aged (your criteria, but 15+ years) offers a great experience an...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
November 1st, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Thanks to the efforts and enthusiasm of Seth Long, who responded to this thread this summer, my wife and I had a lovely day of tasting and exploring in the Willamette Valley last week. Seth help put together the four appointments. And, he met with us the day before to taste his newest vintage of cha...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 27th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 121
Views: 5308

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I first went to Popeye's in New Orleans in 1980...yikes. It was legendary then, and had not expanded out of the NOLA region. Though I eat little to no fast food, I still think Popeye's is very reliable for slaw, red beans (I order no rice) and chicken in all forms. There is one not far from my offic...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 18th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger
Replies: 19
Views: 1490

Re: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger

FWIW, I ordered some seeds on Amazon a couple of months ago. I still haven't gotten them and wrote to the vendor this week. They told me they have been delayed by customs (although that sounds a little fishy). I hadn't realized that products from England are now routed through Mexico to the US. I gu...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 16th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1910

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Well, Paul, if that was all that was going on: plush/velvety/liquer like...it would be boring. Might as well drink some Cassis like they make in Burgundy. But, I never found the 2002 vintage, anywhere I tasted it, lacking in backbone or acidity to keep that fresh and, ultimately, let it age into som...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 15th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1910

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Not sure why it would "scare" someone to have that overall effect. It really is a description of the quality of the fruit and concentration more than anything else. It says nothing about the underlying structure-- to me anyway. Of course, there are people with all kinds of "preferences". Like with m...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 13th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1910

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru (7/30/2019) There's intense liqueur cherry at this wine's heart. It has a highly perfumed nose of violets, iron, root vegetables, smoked meats and compost. It is plush ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 12th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market
Replies: 20
Views: 1763

Re: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market

Thanks, Ron, Mark! Yes...I mean seafood, but, also, whatever is the bounty of the harvest in mid-October in WA state. I assume that's some foraged things and some fruits, but...don't know. Mainly seafood, though. Not looking for "expensive", as that factors into the pleasure quotient. I agree on coo...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 12th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market
Replies: 20
Views: 1763

Re: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market

Keep Joe's experience in mind....and suggest something for a mid-Oct 3 day stay...please. Want to experience the local bounty, but not haute cuisine versions. TIA
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 10th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

https://emarketing-au.s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/69221/VcKLQyScuzGhvpdwx2JLXFVhRSBZ7D-SxvskTqv3DKM/2037921.jpg both Rouget´s and Meo´s Cros Parantoux are superb, definitely (in my humble opinion) on or above the level of Beaumonts. Still a chicken and egg issue, but...I don't disagree. Cros Pa...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 9th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

However, I consider the Beaux Monts / Beaumonts to be the best 1er cru vineyard on the cote de Nuits generally, with some terrific producers involved in that vineyard, I also like Beaux Monts a lot, and voted accordingly, but I will rank it below a couple of other Vineyards (Malconsorts, Gaudichots...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 9th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

He made the 2000 vintage and was opening his own larger operation by March 2001 when I visited. A negotiant operation with his name. The things he made earlier (Patrice et Michele) were plots they owned as LMD says: Bourg Bon Batons and Chambolle-Cras (in the villages portion of that vineyard; I jus...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 8th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

Andrew: I think 1995 is a more difficult vintage to appreciate than 1996. Some of the 1995s were big tannic and closed, both at release and recently; the 1996s, have issues with overabundant acidities. I find 1996 more reliably pleasing. However, I consider the Beaux Monts / Beaumonts to be the best...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 8th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Good advice so far. Will you be looking to eat out while in PDX? Yes, for sure. But, not haute cuisine, I'd think. Fun stuff; local takes/ingredients, hopefully. Since we're staying with a family of young cousins, need a fun place to take all to one night (7 people, plus us). They live in Happy Val...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 7th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Good advice so far. Will you be looking to eat out while in PDX? Yes, for sure. But, not haute cuisine, I'd think. Fun stuff; local takes/ingredients, hopefully. Since we're staying with a family of young cousins, need a fun place to take all to one night (7 people, plus us). They live in Happy Val...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 5th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market
Replies: 20
Views: 1763

Re: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market

My wife and I will be in Seattle in mid- October for almost 3 full days, heading to Portland thereafter. So, any suggestions...on both places to experience the bounty of the NW, and things not to miss are appreciated. Haven't been to the area in over 40 years...remember particularly the beautiful fe...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 5th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Thanks for the info Cody. Shea is one of the best known vineyards in Oregon. Probably 10+ years ago I pondered some of their vineyard soil samples with Brian of Belle Pente. There are lots of Shea producers, including Shea...but in general, the Pinots are full bodied. Kelley Fox, on the other hand,...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 2nd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Thanks for all your nice comments, invites and pm's.... I am hoping to spend a day in the Willamette Valley on Monday October 21. Will be staying in Portland with family for 3 days, so one day visiting and tasting is max. Really looking forward to this, a long time goal. (I've never been to CA winer...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 29th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Sounds great. Thanks for the invitation.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 29th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4865

Willamette wineries to visit in October???

My wife and I will be visiting in the Portland (OR) area in mid October. I haven't been in that area in over 40 years, and have never visited any wineries there. I have liked their pinot noirs and pinot gris over the years. Hopefully, I can figure out a day in that area visiting maybe 3 wineries. An...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 29th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger
Replies: 19
Views: 1490

Re: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger

And, FWIW, I ordered some seeds on Amazon, and am waiting to receive.

by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 29th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger
Replies: 19
Views: 1490

Re: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger

And, FWIW, some seeds I ordered in June..and am still waiting to receive....

by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 27th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 7466

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Please report back on this. I recently grabbed a few at $80/bottle. A wow wine....for a Gevrey villages. Blackish fruits; dry but the texture of a sirop and the concentration to match. I've had several 1999 villages reds over the last few months to see where things are with this vintage...and, fran...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 27th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 7466

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Maureen, nothing much has changed for me, IMO. But, thanks. Vintages, to me, are across the board, at all levels....what is pleasing to see if the quality of the fruit concentration and the maturity levels of some villages 1999 wines from the "top" producers. I still think this vintage has an achill...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 26th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 7466

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I paid less than $200 for 2016 Barthod Cras and Fuees. I prefer it to the Lignier MSD 1er VV, but both are good... Had a great opportunity to meet both Lignier's recently - Laurent at Paulee, and Hubert was here in Portland, OR recently...great guy! -mark Hubert—great guy? Ask him about Kellen and ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 25th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 7466

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Howard Camhi wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm
M. Meer wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 12:09 pm
*** and the the Gevrey "Combettes" ***
Combottes [cheers.gif]
Hi, Howard. You confused me there...I was trying to find where I wrote "Combettes" and couldn't . Then I re-read.

Hope we meet again sometime!!
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 25th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2710

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

I will say that I met him and spent time with him at the winery..not long after his father died, and at at time when his brother-in-law, who I had met several times, wasn't around. He was very stiff, but.....he was filling big shoes and his feet might have been sore.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 25th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 7466

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I have a 1999 Gevrey villages teed up for tonight or tomorrow...depending. Please report back on this. I recently grabbed a few at $80/bottle. A wow wine....for a Gevrey villages. Blackish fruits; dry but the texture of a sirop and the concentration to match. I've had several 1999 villages reds ove...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 25th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2710

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

I've met Guillaume....once...enuff..... [bye.gif]
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 24th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2710

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

Exclusive visit with Guillaume d’Angerville at his family's estate in Volnay

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by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 7466

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Lignier has a nice style that makes the wines usually accessible at some level regardless of age. I think the 1er is in the conversation with Lafarge, D'Angerville, Mugnier, and Arnoux. I would like to try a Lignier Combottes, however, before anointing it the best under $200 in their portfolio. Whe...

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