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by Markus S
May 19th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A FareWell to Blair...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: No Problemo...

Markus, his friend passed and he was paying tribute to him with his wines? Your post is odd. Tom, sorry to hear about your loss of your wine friend and good on you for honoring him. No problemo, Frank. Wasn't in the least bit offended. In fact, now I know who Blair Pethel is. Tom Sorry 'bout that T...
by Markus S
May 19th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 37
Views: 1712

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

And while the good folks on this board tend to stick with CA and France, you don't need to do that. There's really good Syrah made all over the world these days - South Africa, Chile, Australia, Spain, Hungary, Austria, also Washington State as you know since you're buying Cayuse. That’s not been m...
by Markus S
May 19th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 86
Views: 2024

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

The mobile app is for pulling a bottle, checking a note, it is not meant for bulk manipulation and operation you are correct. The desktop version is a monster.. 99.9999% of the time when someone says "CT can't", on a desktop version, it's user error / lack of know how. the mobile app has a long way...
by Markus S
May 19th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

Volatility on a Cappellano?

What a surprise!
by Markus S
May 19th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Dönnhoff Kirschheck Spätlese
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: 2004 Dönnhoff Kirschheck Spätlese

Can't quite tell the color from your pic but it's looking its age.
by Markus S
May 18th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 37
Views: 1712

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

Buy a large assortment of Cornas, Hermitage, Cote Rotie, and some Saint Joe's, and you'll be sitting pretty in syrah retirement heaven!
by Markus S
May 18th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 86
Views: 2024

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

250 bottles are pretty easy to keep track of, I mean it's only 20 cases of wine. Even keeping mental track of 500, 700, 800 is probably easy enough to do. Probably around 1100+ is when it gets tricky.
by Markus S
May 17th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A FareWell to Blair...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: TN: A FareWell to Blair...(short/boring)

A title like this and no Blair Pethel wines?? [scratch.gif] [pwn.gif]
by Markus S
May 17th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

I had generally believed that Washington was well suited for climate change, being so far north. Yakima Valley is around 46 degrees north latitude. Margaux is about 45 degrees north latitude. One degree makes all the difference? [scratch.gif] Yes, WA state is not that far north, unless you're comin...
by Markus S
May 15th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying online
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Buying online

How do you like ROAD movies??
by Markus S
May 15th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2734

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 6:12 pm
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Either that's a huge glass or the bottle is a 375.
by Markus S
May 15th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1448

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

I think you were wrong about the garlic.
by Markus S
May 14th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 983

Re: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia

EHeffner wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 7:22 am
Price aside, how does this compare to Tempier? Apples to oranges?
Pretty much. Tempier is fresher and doesn't have the same complexity LdH has (nor the oxidative notes). I would almost say the rosado is more akin to LdH's whites than to other roses.
by Markus S
May 14th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 983

Re: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia

c fu wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Just got a bottle for $40. Pretty excited to try it. Wonder if I should let it age though?
Drink and hold.
by Markus S
May 14th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 50
Views: 2682

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Sh@n A wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Have the NY auctions decreased in price by 10% to reflect sales tax?
The NY tax is not 10%
by Markus S
May 13th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 50
Views: 2682

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

R. Frankel wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 9:09 am
.... There will be a recession some time in the next 5 or 10 years.
Look, an optimist! There'll be one coming earlier than that.
by Markus S
May 13th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 57
Views: 1253

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

Otto Forsberg wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 1:30 am
... I still say that tea beats coffee hands down, when it comes to terroir differences, styles across different regions and countries and complexity.
+100
by Markus S
May 12th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 57
Views: 1253

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

No. Sake isn't much like wine at all, except some similarities in the way it's packaged, served and talked about. FWIW melon is a very common thing to smell in sake of a certain type. For being unalike, the back labels read eerily similar. You can stick anything you want on a label for marketing pu...
by Markus S
May 10th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 68
Views: 3284

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

None. Too old...too expensive...don't drink a lot of Bordeaux.
by Markus S
May 10th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drunk people/children/leggings always tell the truth and now also…
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: Drunk people/children/leggings always tell the truth and now also…

Don't know where/how the 'leggins' fits in here but assume the pox is among us.
by Markus S
May 10th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 1858

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

WTF RU tlkb? [scratch.gif]
by Markus S
May 9th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Important vs. Unimportant tastings
Replies: 39
Views: 1664

Re: Important vs. Unimportant tastings

If you are feeling full of yourself that day, then you will be self-important. If not, then treat it as humble pie.
by Markus S
May 8th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 36
Views: 2986

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 4:35 am
I think Weygandt is in DC.
I thought Weygandt lives in PA where his company is based but he has the shoppe in DC.
by Markus S
May 7th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 958

Re: We Got Timorasso..

Gary York wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Wish I had a white to start with tonight. We have Christoph Kunzli from Le Piane for a dinner, only reds. We will have to make do.
Must be nice having Christoph over for dinner!
by Markus S
May 7th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help to pick unusual wines
Replies: 32
Views: 934

Re: Help to pick unusual wines

Your descriptions on these wines sound nothing like what I've tasted. To me, Garzón Tannats have been consistently tasted like jammy, soft and spoofy wines - nothing like Musar whatsoever. I haven't tasted any Garzón whites yet, but based on the modern, anonymous style of the reds I wouldn't hold m...
by Markus S
May 7th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 856

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 4:28 am
Given the low ($10) cost of this for me when I bought it, there's no downside to having experimented with extended aging.
You got quite the deal! I think I paid around $12 for mine ;) Too bad it didn't show great, but I think it's the vintage speaking: 02 and 04's don't feel so tired.
by Markus S
May 6th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing - Canada and US
Replies: 30
Views: 1155

Re: Wine Pricing - Canada and US

Jonathan H wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 1:55 pm
... I am forced to buy them at high prices in the US if I want any ... Bartolo Mascarello, G. Rinaldi, Allemend, Gonon, etc.)
Uh, these are all expensive ans unavailable for us Americans too! [wow.gif]
by Markus S
May 5th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz

Tocai Fruliano. St. Peray. Chateaunuef0du-Pape blanc. Stuff like that.
by Markus S
May 4th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing - Canada and US
Replies: 30
Views: 1155

Re: Wine Pricing - Canada and US

Yes, I think you need to break it down by Province, since that is how wine is sold. It's like saying "wine is cheaper in the United States than Europe", ignoring the fact that some states, like California and New York have very free import laws while some are much more restrictive.
by Markus S
May 4th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Reserva (Spain, La Rioja, Rioja)
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: TN: 2012 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Reserva (Spain, La Rioja, Rioja)

You don't see a lot of notes on Marques de Caceres much anymore, but in the 80's-90's, their basic Rioja was all the rage and seemingly available everywhere. Sounds like they are still doing okay, despite the plethora of producers available now.
by Markus S
May 4th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cotat & Snapper
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Cotat & Snapper

... That iron skillet has been in our family for close to 100 years I think. After a couple glasses of wine, you don't want to drop it on your foot. IMG_20190503_193214.jpg That is some seriously iron! I love the wines either of the Cotat wines - both are working at a high level and can age very we...
by Markus S
May 4th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stupid poll time
Replies: 19
Views: 776

Re: Stupid poll time

I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail Yes, I would If I could I surely would I'd rather be a hammer than a nail Yes, I would If I only could I surely would I'd rather be a forest than a street Yes, I would If I could I surely would I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet Yes, I would If I only coul...
by Markus S
May 3rd, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?
Replies: 55
Views: 1341

Re: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?

Best Whites: Viura

Best Reds: None, really (barrels should be a mixture of old & new)

Worst white: riesling, of course! Vermentino, Melon...many many others (if not most)

Worst red: poulsard, trousseau, nebbiolo, Pineau d'Aunis etc
by Markus S
May 3rd, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 69
Views: 1225

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

Scott Brunson wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 2:35 am
I'll sneak a tier 11 SC wine into the lineup.
Scuppernong!
by Markus S
May 3rd, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Technical data for wine. Tell the whole story.
Replies: 25
Views: 826

Re: Technical data for wine. Tell the whole story.

When trying to make up my mind about purchasing wine, I frequently look to the winery’s published technical data. There you find “useful” information like harvest date, grape clones, root stock, pH, TA, maceration conditions, oak treatment, soil type, Brix, etc..... However, there are two details t...
by Markus S
May 2nd, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 69
Views: 1225

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

Gray G wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 5:01 pm
CA
WA
OR

are great

almost all else is just BS, and where were the grapes from anyway LOL
That's quite discriminatory...
by Markus S
May 2nd, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 69
Views: 1225

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

Define "good". Do you mean potable ? I think many states make okay wine, some better, and a few better still, but it's difficult to compete against the Left Coast as they have an abundance of nature on their side. What were the Pennsylvanian wines you had that you didn't like? There *are* decent win...
by Markus S
May 2nd, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2306

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

It sounds as if you pretty much know all the good producers and have lists of wines you like already. Perhaps you should share with us?
by Markus S
May 1st, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?

John Morris wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 1:53 pm
We can't afford to incarcerate all the hyperbolic wine retailers.
Imagine if we could though? Then we would really have in vino veritas!
by Markus S
May 1st, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 11:53 am
Doug Schulman wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 9:11 am
What would be questionable in terms of legality? I don't see anything.
Yeah I am missing something here. What are they doing that is arguably unlawful?
Ah, the old "legal" vs "moral" argument. The stuff that keeps lawyers in business and people out of church. deadhorse
by Markus S
May 1st, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9704

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Mark Golodetz wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 9:40 am
...Remember in the old days how hard they were to find, and how that also drove up prices in the secondary market.
Guigal, with the exception of the Lala's, were very easy to find and reasonably priced in the 1980's and thru the 90's.
by Markus S
May 1st, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 953

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

ybarselah wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 9:39 am
my name is yaacov, not yacov. so not sure what you're seeing.
Could have been Yaacov too (same name). This was only offered to someone just signing up, so if you've been a member for awhile you probably won't see it. Can't take a screen shot of it now. Sorry, but I know what I saw.
by Markus S
May 1st, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?

They ought to go to jail for hyperbole.
by Markus S
May 1st, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 953

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

oh duh, here's $10 off for new folks... https://drop.com/?referer=KHHQTR Are You the 'Yacov' offering the $10 off?? huh? When you sign up to look at the offer, there's a message that says something like "Yacov wants to give you $10 off on your next order", I thought it might be you since you are IT...
by Markus S
May 1st, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi

Sh@n A wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Was not a fan of the 2015 Gattinara... will give a 375ml another go tomorrow... alongside a '67 Gattinara [cheers.gif]
What didn't you like about it? I was not a fan of the vineyard pricing...ambitious beyond belief.

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