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by Dan Kravitz
June 15th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse

Brent, Thanks. It's Boniface 'Les Rocailles'. As always, I offer it DI but do not stock it. I get the sporadic 2, 3, 5, 10 case orders (somebody ordered a full pallet a few years ago). As I bring in a lot of Apremont from this producer, it's always easy to throw on a few cases. Has anybody on this t...
by Dan Kravitz
June 15th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2013

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

Thank you Francois, I knew that you could give us a sensible comment about these wines.

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by Dan Kravitz
June 14th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse

Mondieu! Mongoose! Mondeuse!!! I've been selling one (or more accurately, offering one) from Savoie for 3 decades. Over that time I've sold WAAAAY over a case a year! Actually, I guesstimate 150 cases over 30 years. I don't maintain stateside inventory, but somms are invited to contact me. If you or...
by Dan Kravitz
June 12th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1860

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Seriously: I am happy to say that I have very few shitty days, but when I do, Champagne just seems inevitable.

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by Dan Kravitz
June 12th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1860

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

I voted for Chimp (Champagne), but could have considered Riesling or Semillon, but neither was offered as a choice strawman [snort.gif] cheesehead as others have noted.

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by Dan Kravitz
June 12th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1644

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

IIRC, Parker's original comment was:
"Do you want a case of La Clape? You should."

AFAIK the only joke he's ever made, and I've spent some time with him and like him.

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by Dan Kravitz
June 12th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I have enjoyed these wines sporadically for decades. Did not know that Constellation owns it. Do not care that Constellation owns it. Did not know that it was thirty bucks at Costco, but now that I know it, will probably pick up a few bottles. Not buying a lot of ageworthy Napa Cabs but will pull th...
by Dan Kravitz
June 12th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 61
Views: 1414

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

This is the last time I respond to a post by Greg Piatigorski. You say that I am beyond pity. I feel the same for you. FWIW: I have never printed any labels for any wines from Pegau or Laurence Feraud. I do not discuss alcohol levels with her. You accuse me of lying and cheating. Do you think I woul...
by Dan Kravitz
June 11th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1644

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

Robert Parker made that joke 20 years ago. neener He was referring to the district in Languedoc, which of course at its best produces much better wines, not that many are noticing. [truce.gif] [bleh.gif] blahblah [wink.gif] Dan Kravitz HAHA, don’t you own that hooch?!? This is a terrible insult! I ...
by Dan Kravitz
June 11th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 61
Views: 1414

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Greg Piatagorski, I am calling you out. IIRC, you were a semi-regular on the old Parker board and were eventually banned for your intemperate rants. I note that among them was incessant complaints that Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape (which I import) was fraudulently labeling their wines as having...
by Dan Kravitz
June 11th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1644

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

Robert Parker made that joke 20 years ago. neener

He was referring to the district in Languedoc, which of course at its best produces much better wines, not that many are noticing. [truce.gif] [bleh.gif] blahblah [wink.gif]

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by Dan Kravitz
June 9th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 61
Views: 1414

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

to Greg P,

Last I heard, Russia was no longer a socialist country. Is there a news flash? Have I missed something? Inquiring minds want to know! [snort.gif] neener [smileyvault-ban.gif]

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by Dan Kravitz
June 9th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1147

Re: No dosage champagne

commercial post: I import Champagne from a medium-sized Estate Bottler. His wines are available in (from memory) about 20 states. His normal dosage is at the lower level of Brut, normally 0.7% (seven grams/litre). For orders as low as one case (from a distributor, we are obliged to sell through the ...
by Dan Kravitz
June 9th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Boillot Volnay 1er Cru ‘Brouillards’
Replies: 2
Views: 252

1999 Boillot Volnay 1er Cru ‘Brouillards’

Spur-of-the-moment need for a light red wine as an aperitif. This worked. Pop and pour. Surprisingly dark color for 20 year Volnay. Aromas were fully secondary, with red cherries, a hint of black raspberry and a little sous-bois. The palate was surprisingly fresher than the aromas. Quite light in bo...
by Dan Kravitz
June 9th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 61
Views: 1414

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

I had a few Rkatsiteli (sp?) going way back, thought it was a worthwhile white grape. More recently I remember trying a Saperavi red; I didn't find it worth posting on but remember that it was a pleasant, solid, good dry (not remotely sweet) red wine that was faintly reminiscent of Zinfandel. Not Re...
by Dan Kravitz
June 9th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 61
Views: 1414

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Many thanks to Wes Barton [cheers.gif] . Our family enjoys art, far more looking than buying. We have two general categories that make for interesting discussions: "It's a work of art" places the piece in a high category. "It's a veritable f*cking work of art" places the piece in a lower category. I...
by Dan Kravitz
June 8th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2434

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

I don't know the "global average price for a bottle of wine", but I guarantee you that it is under five bucks (I'm talking about single bottles of 750ml). I don't believe anybody is calculating this, but my guess would be ~$2 - 3. Wine-Searcher doesn't list a single retailer in Wenzhou.

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by Dan Kravitz
June 8th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 61
Views: 1414

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Sally saw this in a design magazine she follows on-line. All it said was 'winery in Georgia'. I assume nation, not state, looks interesting. The comment by YLee (is your last name Coyote?) looks like it could be accurate, but almost certainly is not. I'm infinitely curious about wine and hope somebo...
by Dan Kravitz
June 8th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 61
Views: 1414

It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

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by Dan Kravitz
June 5th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2013

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

Where is Francois Audouze when we really need him?

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by Dan Kravitz
June 3rd, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: grown-up kids
Replies: 1
Views: 788

grown-up kids

2004 Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain, Napa Valley, Wurtele Vineyard Estate – Not only is the name way too long, there is something less than obvious about an Appellation that is both Mountain and Valley. C’mon! But the wine is worthwhile. Dark garnet color, barely secondary aroma...
by Dan Kravitz
May 31st, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Pelissero Barbaresco 'Nubiola'
Replies: 0
Views: 292

2007 Pelissero Barbaresco 'Nubiola'

Darker color than expected for a 12 year Barbaresco. Outstanding aromas feature blackberry, black cherry and a distinct floral note. The palate is surprisingly robust. The flavors follow the aromas, the black fruit more pronounced, the floral notes a little muted, with tannic heft and a lot of bread...
by Dan Kravitz
May 29th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2237

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Sarah, Thanks for the comment. If we all liked the same thing, we'd have one red wine, one white wine, pour a drop of red in the white for Rose, and I'd have to find a job. I also don't eat sweet things. I have a microscopic bit of chocolate with my espresso every morning, and that's it for refined ...
by Dan Kravitz
May 29th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2237

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Yah usually i'll drink the burg before the duck is served.. (with say suckling pig.. droolll). then when the duck's served, i'll eat a couple of wraps with all the sauce/onion etc.. and not drink wine. then go to duck only w/ wine. So you are all saying Burgundy is a good pairing with Peking duck s...
by Dan Kravitz
May 28th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2237

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

to Gret T,

The fat does not keep the meat from being overcooked.
I keep the meat from being overcooked.
The fat keeps it moist and tender.

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by Dan Kravitz
May 27th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner at Vinnie's again - a great glass list
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Dinner at Vinnie's again - a great glass list

Kris, I guess it may be an ITB thing. I rarely taste anything in a restaurant without scribbling a brief note. Of course I love the wines I sell, but have a basement that, frankly, is depressingly full of my own stuff with not enough of OPW (other people's wine). Path of least resistance, cost, etc....
by Dan Kravitz
May 26th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Biodynamic taste better?
Replies: 81
Views: 2730

Re: Does Biodynamic taste better?

Off topic, or maybe not. A coincidence. Cooked three pork chops last night for me, Sally and son Matt. It was an experiment I thought of before I saw this thread. One chop from a local organic farmer doing heritage pork. One chop from Vegetable Corner (more a butcher shop, despite the name). Ray sou...
by Dan Kravitz
May 25th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner at Vinnie's again - a great glass list
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Dinner at Vinnie's again - a great glass list

to Kris, You've never rated a btg wine? There are hundreds of restaurants in this country with great lists, and many if not most of them pay equal attention to their btg. Going almost as far as you can go diagonally, the legendary Bern's has been offering (commercial post: I import this) Domaine du ...
by Dan Kravitz
May 24th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2621

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

to Gabe Berk, you wrote: "I don't doubt the farming & wine making style in Chablis has changed to produce riper, more tropical, medium acid wines though." I am sorry to say this, but I disagree to a large extent. IMO it is global warming that has produced riper, etc. wines more than anything the gro...
by Dan Kravitz
May 24th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner at Vinnie's again - a great glass list
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Dinner at Vinnie's again - a great glass list

Dinner at Vinnie’s – the new glass list Conundrum Wine Bistro in Freeport. Vinnie serves truly outstanding food from a very eclectic menu, reasonably priced. He has 40 wines btg and half g. His bottle list hasn’t changed (except for the vintages) in ~15 years, far from everything is there, and the o...
by Dan Kravitz
May 23rd, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2237

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

I speak: Burgundy / Pinot Noir. Either young or very aged. With the absolute caveat that the hoisin sauce is nothing more than a needle-thin line! along with the equally thin line of scallion. No cucumber. Equal parts skin and duck meat. Pancakes, not puffy stuff: NO FAT!!! Living in the boonies, Pe...
by Dan Kravitz
May 22nd, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2621

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

Maybe the right thing to say is that SCM Chardonnay is a good place to look if you dig Chablis and are open to trying new world whites. And that Chablis is a good place to look if you dig SCM Chardonnay and are open to trying French whites. [winner.gif] [thankyou.gif] I couldn't have put it better....
by Dan Kravitz
May 21st, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3432

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

Just saw this thread and am answering the question posed. OK, I consider Eric Levine a friend, I belong to Cellar Tracker, but I don't use it. Not a luddite, just have another system that works for me. I have about 1000 bottles in the basement. Once a year, late December, my friend and contractor Ka...
by Dan Kravitz
May 21st, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Forlorn-Hope Gemischter Satz '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: TN: Forlorn-Hope Gemischter Satz '16...(short/boring)

You're surprised that Austria hasn't complained? For 52 cases??? Probably are totally unaware of its existence.

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by Dan Kravitz
May 21st, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 La Chablisienne Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: TN: 2012 La Chablisienne Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

La Chablisienne is among the world's great producers. 2012 is an excellent ageworthy Chablis vintage. Because I represent a small, classic Chablis grower I sadly rarely get to drink Chablisienne's offerings, but this has my vote. I am just beginning to dip into the 2012s from my grower (mostly now d...
by Dan Kravitz
May 21st, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2621

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

I agree that the word equivalent can be taken several ways, but as noted I did not state anywhere that the wines were similar. Perhaps there should be a literacy test required before readers are allowed to vote in a poll... While the flavor profiles are quite different, both types of wine can serve ...
by Dan Kravitz
May 20th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2621

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

Whoops! Please note that I DID NOT SAY that these wines are similar . They are not remotely similar. If I can't tell the difference in a two wine blind tasting, I'll quit. I said that they are equivalent, in the sense that both are amazingly distinctive, and quality, longevity and pricing are very c...
by Dan Kravitz
May 20th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 50
Views: 2835

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

somewhat commercial post: I own a vineyard in the region I'm recommending, but am not giving names of any wines I own or sell: Roussillon Look for the following producers: Chateau l'Ou Charles Perez Clos du Fees Domaine Lafage Bila Haut and there are a lot more If you get around to it, please also l...
by Dan Kravitz
May 20th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2621

Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay acreage is probably no more than 5% of Chablis acreage, but to me it is as distinctive, as good, and as good value. I love Chardonnay immoderately, but between price and premox, I've gone very short on Cote de Beaune. I've barely dipped a toe into Alto Adige and Wester...
by Dan Kravitz
May 17th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian wine to bring back to the states
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Hungarian wine to bring back to the states

Back in the last century, I imported some Tokaji Eszencia, IIRC 1947. I have no idea if very old, barely fermented Tokaji Eszencia is still available, but if it is, there is nothing like it.

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by Dan Kravitz
May 17th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Vikings return to Paris
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: The Vikings return to Paris

Claus, Thank you for this excellent post. It is too bad that you could not get better glasses for these great Chablis. May I ask as to which of the laureates is your friend? Just from geography and culture I would guess Professor Doctor Sobek, although as we still live in a world that remains increa...
by Dan Kravitz
May 17th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2593

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

Heavily allocated??!! I was offered 100x3 packs..! so what's the production numbers? A million cases a year, or whatever LVMH decides is the best balance between infinite sales and revenue, and losing the cachet. Zero surprise at one board member being offered 300 bottles and another's ITB merchant...
by Dan Kravitz
May 14th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1083

Re: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?

Burgundy's villages, sad to say, are not tourist attractions except for the wine. Beaune, as mentioned, is a good one. But look for the farmer's market days. Chagny and Autun are big enough to wander around, with shops and architecture that both can be worthwhile, and especially interesting on marke...
by Dan Kravitz
May 14th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 Chateau du Tertre
Replies: 1
Views: 121

1995 Chateau du Tertre

Medium dark ruby. Deeply classic aromas feature black cherry and currant, cedar, and a hint of oak. The palate is lovely, medium to full bodied, very vigorous, but the with tannins almost fully resolved. There is real density here, along with flavors that offer subtle hints of tobacco and iron under...
by Dan Kravitz
May 12th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2279

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

Thanks to all for the votes and replies. Not unhappy to see that I’m in the minority, although not a tiny minority. Yes, ‘Sometimes lighter and occasionally better’ would have been a better way to put it, but poll questions cannot go over a certain length. Of course it is normal and natural that the...
by Dan Kravitz
May 11th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

Re: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune

https://parisbymouth.com/caves-auge-marc-sibard-convicted-sexual-assault-boycott/ FWIW, I've found Lavinia to have a huge selection, but very concentrated on deeply, famously classic or currently fashionable, with something of a hole for the mid-range. Cave Auge has one of the deepest selections of ...
by Dan Kravitz
May 11th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2059

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Left Bank - '86
Right Bank - '01

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by Dan Kravitz
May 8th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2279

Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

Self-explanatory, although including 'from too many producers' made the poll question too long.

Please feel free to add comments, caveats, nuances, specifics, details, discussions, arguments.

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by Dan Kravitz
May 7th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Didn't want to like it but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2354

Re: Didn't want to like it but...

"Not sure why their cheapest bottle was their tastiest one"

I frequently find this with Pinot Noirs, whether Burgundy or Oregon or California.

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by Dan Kravitz
May 7th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Replies: 18
Views: 1179

Re: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

Great note. Much as I love the Butteaux vineyard in general, IMO Montee de Tonnerre is clearly the better site. Kinda like Mouton before promotion... definitely the best Premier Cru but not really at GC level. We don't see many notes on '02 Raveneau here, great coincidence that I was treated to '02 ...

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