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by Markus S
December 13th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?
Replies: 31
Views: 807

Re: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?

... We ship about 2,500 packages in a slow year and have issues on between 5 and 10 shipments annually. Employee theft, accident or break down only accounts for 2 or 3 a year maximum. We lost a case of wine in a train derailment and several "improperly packaged" packages they ran over with a forkli...
by Markus S
December 13th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?
Replies: 31
Views: 807

Re: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?

David Glasser wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 9:11 pm
.... Made the trip unscathed a week later. Beats the old days when things could get confiscated just transiting MD to WV.
When did they stop doing that? Heard some bad stories about that before.
by Markus S
December 13th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?
Replies: 31
Views: 807

Re: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?

..... I called UPS, waited in the call queue, and eventually spoke with the overseas call center person who only marginally understood the problem... ... I called again, waited some more in the call queue, and spoke with a different overseas operator who clearly grasped the situation quicker and be...
by Markus S
December 12th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Antoniotti Odilio Nebbiolo Coste della Sesia
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: 2016 Antoniotti Odilio Nebbiolo Coste della Sesia

Sounds good. Not a name I've seen on the shelves.
by Markus S
December 12th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?
Replies: 31
Views: 807

Re: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?

It's holiday season with increasing packages getting shipped every single year. I would cut them all some slack (but would be nice to know where it is). I think many packages are getting held up somewhere, because even non-wine deliveries are taking longer than expected.
by Markus S
December 12th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 799
Views: 39130

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Here is the latest from one of the Freight companies I work with. Update on EU Tariffs / USTR Expands Product List in Airbus Subsidies Case The US Trade Office has scheduled to publish their official notice in the Federal Register tomorrow (12/12/2019), but the first unofficial release was posted t...
by Markus S
December 12th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks
Replies: 72
Views: 2709

Re: Burt Williams RIP

Sorry to hear. He was a special winemaker that put pinot noir on the map. Remember getting an appointment to visit the old nondescript barn/warehouse...the one with the huge concrete tank out front, not seeing Burt or Ed but I think one of the daughters(?). Very low key place for all the accolades t...
by Markus S
December 11th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tempier 2017 'Pour Lulu'
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: TN: Tempier 2017 'Pour Lulu'

I don't know. I try to leave these for at least 10 years after the vintage, but I also heard the 17 wasn't as concentrated as it usually is.
by Markus S
December 11th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some-or-a
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: TN: Some-or-a

Guigal, Saint Joseph (blanc), 'Lieu Dit', 2012 Don't know why Guigal needs to put 'lieu dit' on the label while simultaneously not telling us which one? This a medium deep gold with paraffin on nose and a rich stew of butter, boiled peanut, and lemon-thyme honeycomb wax on the palate. There's that ...
by Markus S
December 10th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alice Quixote rides again
Replies: 54
Views: 2020

Re: Alice Quixote rides again

Bryan Carr wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Maybe it's an under 40 thing?
Or a big city phenom?
by Markus S
December 10th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some-or-a
Replies: 6
Views: 575

TN: Some-or-a

Foradori, Vigneti delle Dolomiti, 'Morei', 2011 Teroldego. Typical blackish-purple-red color. Such a sour wine! Sour plums and unripe blackberries with a healthy wallop of acidity. Simply no nuance: it's all about the sour juice, like drinking an unsweetened Ribena. Ridiculous nearly 2 pound bottle...
by Markus S
December 10th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1480

Re: What does "pure" mean?

Violets...That would make them borderline useless as precise aromatic or flavor descriptors. But I think that people refer to them to give an overall impression, rather than anything specific. Again, I may be dead wrong. There were two candies that had violet-flavored candies that were quite delici...
by Markus S
December 9th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: 2016 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie

Nathan Smyth wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Plus, around here, the wine retails for a tenth or a twentieth [or even a THIRTIETH] of what the Northern-Rhone-Heads pay for the trendy stuff these days.
I'll set you up with the LA Crew. They get pallets of the good stuff for cheep.
by Markus S
December 9th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1480

Re: What does "pure" mean?

Jeff Leve wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Purity is a very good characteristic that is not often encountered.
And +1 on this.
by Markus S
December 9th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1480

Re: What does "pure" mean?

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 3:52 pm
... I was curious if people thought of the word with any specificity or limits to it (i.e. can there be a wine that is "good" but not "pure").
Sure, I taste wines all the time that are good but I would not call them 'pure'.
by Markus S
December 9th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: 2016 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie

Gaillard always felt rather neutral to me, as in meh. Both reds and whites. Sounds like that hasn't changed one bit.
by Markus S
December 9th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new Rhone (for me)
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: new Rhone (for me)

Gripa is a good producer and you had his top bottling, the Berceau. His regular St Joseph is also excellent and 25$ cheaper! If you're a fan of Rhone whites his are good as well: fresh and not overdone, and there is the same regular-Berceau lineup as with the reds. Actually Gripa's Saint Peray Les ...
by Markus S
December 7th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 799
Views: 39130

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 9:12 am
Let’s not get into the political calculus of this any further.
Oh heaven forbid.
by Markus S
December 6th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Rhys Chardonnay Mt. Pajaro Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: TN: 2017 Rhys Chardonnay Mt. Pajaro Vineyard

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 2:42 pm
... I got a distinctive note of freshly sawn plywood, which was somewhat distracting.
mmm....saw dust
by Markus S
December 6th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top ten wine producing countries ranked in million tonnes between 1961 - 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 989

Re: Top ten wine producing countries ranked in million tonnes between 1961 - 2018

Dan Kravitz wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 4:40 pm
... Crimea has always been an important part of Ukraine wine production, with Massandra having a long history.
And don't forget Moldova!
by Markus S
December 6th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 799
Views: 39130

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

There is little doubt that whatever underlying theory might suggest for the price change, consumers will dictate what can be charged in practice. That will lead to discounts (off that target price) on certain products and reduced margins (profit impact will depend on what happens to sales but it’s ...
by Markus S
December 6th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top ten wine producing countries ranked in million tonnes between 1961 - 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 989

Re: Top ten wine producing countries ranked in million tonnes between 1961 - 2018

Surprised Algeria still reigns so high. Being a Muslim country, how much of that wine actually gets drunk 'in-country' compared to what gets exported or 'Hermitaged'?
by Markus S
December 6th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural Wines with age - a tasting (Leroy, Anglore, Ganevat, Lapierre,...)
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Re: Natural Wines with age - a tasting (Leroy, Anglore, Ganevat, Lapierre,...)

Thomas De Waen wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Markus S wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Didn't the 02 Mon Pere just come out? These are released over 10 years from their vintage date.
No - the current vintage is 07, I think. Bought 06 a couple of years ago.
Okay, so released 12 years after vintage. I wasn't wrong about the 10 years bit, just the current vintage release.
by Markus S
December 6th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "NFL Wine Guy"
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: "NFL Wine Guy"

Interesting. Who knew?
by Markus S
December 6th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Loibenberg (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: TN: 2000 Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Loibenberg (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

Sounds like a nice food match!
I'm trying to get through some wines that may have been aging too long too.
by Markus S
December 5th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 799
Views: 39130

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

RichardFlack wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 10:20 am
The underlying problem is treating the duties as a cost rather than a consumer tax prepaid by companies on consumers behalf.
I'm not sure I understand the difference, because whether something is called a 'tax' or a 'tariff', it all gets considered into the pricing and becomes 'the price'.
by Markus S
December 5th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new Rhone (for me)
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: new Rhone (for me)

Gripa is a good producer and you had his top bottling, the Berceau. His regular St Joseph is also excellent and 25$ cheaper!
If you're a fan of Rhone whites his are good as well: fresh and not overdone, and there is the same regular-Berceau lineup as with the reds.
by Markus S
December 5th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: missing the notes
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: TN: missing the notes

Thanks for the notes. It's nice to see someone else who finds a lot of disappointments. [cheers.gif] I was interested in this one, in particular: Produttori di Barbaresco, Barbaresco, 2006 Lot 10.155 Black cherry, menthol nose. Deep and dark on the palate, with roasted dandelion root, gentian, chok...
by Markus S
December 4th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: missing the notes
Replies: 2
Views: 432

TN: missing the notes

Been awhile, so here goes: Alfredo Maestro, Castilla y Leon, 'Lovamor', 2016 Albillo. Color a medium gold with nutskin brown. Lemon oil and tangerine skin on the nose, while the mouth gives quince and citrus oil. Only slightly oxidized, with a green note. Not as concentrated or full as the 2011, but...
by Markus S
December 4th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural Wines with age - a tasting (Leroy, Anglore, Ganevat, Lapierre,...)
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Re: Natural Wines with age - a tasting (Leroy, Anglore, Ganevat, Lapierre,...)

Didn't the 02 Mon Pere just come out? These are released over 10 years from their vintage date.
by Markus S
December 4th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?

R. Frankel wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 8:00 am
... seems like this is for people ITB only? Anyone know?
Well ITB types get in for FREE. No price specified for us regular joes.
by Markus S
December 4th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Floral barolo recs
Replies: 45
Views: 1964

Re: Floral barolo recs

...with maybe secondary leather/tobacco flavors year after year. I'm not a huge fan of the funky mushroom, truffle, iron and balsamic notes that they can produce. I don't usually associate leather or tobacco with nebbiolo, not do I find many "funky", but see that you don't care for "truffle, iron a...
by Markus S
December 3rd, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 54
Views: 1278

Re: Wine from Normandy?

Yes, it's called 'apple wine'!
by Markus S
December 3rd, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 165
Views: 9233

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Still months away...can we get through Christmas first??
by Markus S
December 3rd, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?
Replies: 47
Views: 2377

Re: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?

Michael Martin wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 5:41 pm
Paul Miller wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 5:21 pm
How are you getting it for free?
Miles
Miles are not really "free", as there is a cost and value to them, usually between 1-2 cents per mile.
by Markus S
December 3rd, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting your $$$$$ wines
Replies: 53
Views: 3079

Re: Protecting your $$$$$ wines

Protect like insurance?
What else do you need to 'protect' from? You don't drink labels, you drink the wine.
by Markus S
December 2nd, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7628

Re: Black Friday Deals

Zachys has some very good Cyber Monday deals buried in amongst the large number of "we're reducing our price to 20% above our nearest competitor" offers. I'm trying to avoid any wine purchases this month but I couldn't resist browsing. Zachy's is annoying to even peruse anymore, with so many false-...
by Markus S
December 2nd, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS story: To claim or not to claim?
Replies: 31
Views: 2457

Re: UPS story: To claim or not to claim?

The paranoia is strong with this thread. UPS isn't going after anyone beyond confiscating and destroying the wine. The state and feds are sure as hell not going to waste their time tracking down someone who shipped a bottle of wine. Not sure about this. Just read in my local paper about the governm...
by Markus S
December 1st, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 41
Views: 3153

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

I've got some 08s of the Brunate Le Coste I love. How would you know that you loved them unless you were opening them about 40 or 50 years too soon? SRSLY. Stop opening them, hide them way the heck in the back of your cellar [where you'll never find them again], and force yourself to forget that yo...
by Markus S
November 29th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes V
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: A Few Recent Tastes V

I'm glad you're posting notes again, Marc. Reminds me I need to start doing it again. 2014 Olivier Horiot Pinot Noir Coteaux Champenois En Barmont. ..... Gets your attention, not sure if for all the right reasons. Kind of my reaction to these Chamenois & Rose de Riceys wines. Perhaps I've just had b...
by Markus S
November 28th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the BEST wine holiday?
Replies: 26
Views: 943

Re: What’s the BEST wine holiday?

Greg Mitrakas wrote:
November 28th, 2019, 8:18 am
Greek easter for me
+1 (and the reason for my Pascha mention)
by Markus S
November 27th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Discount for ballahs
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Re: PSA: Discount for ballahs

You enabler, you. <gg>
by Markus S
November 27th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 41
Views: 3153

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

Not the same, but Roagna and Brovia are still (relative) values. I find G Rinaldi pretty singular.
by Markus S
November 27th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the BEST wine holiday?
Replies: 26
Views: 943

Re: What’s the BEST wine holiday?

...or the day off from work?
by Markus S
November 27th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the BEST wine holiday?
Replies: 26
Views: 943

Re: What’s the BEST wine holiday?

There's no option for Easter/Pascha? [wow.gif]
by Markus S
November 27th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: JCCellars Syrah BuffaloHill '11....(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Hmmm...The InterNet Knows All

TomHill wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 7:28 am
Hmmmm....not 3 minutes after I posted this TN...I got an e-mail solicitation from JeffCohnCllrs!!
Scarey, it is. They're out there watching you!!
Tom
AI at it's best!
by Markus S
November 27th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yet Another Reason Not to Have a Government Monopoly Selling Wine
Replies: 19
Views: 1364

Re: Yet Another Reason Not to Have a Government Monopoly Selling Wine

It's only a wood box, kindling, in Canadian cottage-speak.
At least they didn't Coravin your bottles.
by Markus S
November 27th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two JCCellars Reds '10...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: TN: Two JCCellars Reds '10...(short/boring)

TomHill wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 8:40 am
1. I have, of course, followed JeffCohn from the very start...
As did I. Never thought they would really age too well because they were full of alcohol and upfront fruit (which was their immediate charm).

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