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by Markus S
February 21st, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying strategies
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Buying strategies

I’m in the beginning of my thirties and over the last couple of years my interest within wine has risen exponentially to the point where it is almost the only thing I read about outside work. Oh no. deadhorse Here we go on the path to perdition. Remember there is always another vintage a year away....
by Markus S
February 21st, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 33
Views: 3609

Re: Wine prices are falling

Yeah even with coronavirus and China slowing generally, amounts produced across the spectrum are just too small for prices to fall much beyond stuff like maybe DRC as far as I can tell. I would imagine given a recession (which could be years off and not very deep) 2nd tier auction darlings might lo...
by Markus S
February 21st, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wine you don't like?
Replies: 35
Views: 820

Re: What do you do with wine you don't like?

Gift, to your doorperson, friends, family, homeless, coworkers, stagehands at the play you just saw, ticket-takers at some random performance, tollbooth cash operators, the garbargeman...be creative! Those bottles will be GONE in a flash!
by Markus S
February 20th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 33
Views: 3609

Re: Wine prices are falling

better tell Burgundy prices are falling. Did you see recent Arnoux pricing—$1000 for Reignots and $500 for Suchots 18. I got chest pain. Burgundy prices are helping me do what I should be doing - buy less wine. Not to mention our kind government helping us along the path to abstinence by collecting...
by Markus S
February 20th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 74
Views: 3955

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Jeff Vaughan wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 4:39 am
In a very broad sense, Italian whites have to be the most undervalued wines.
Very broad is right, because most of the Italian whites I like are $100+/bottle (Valenttiini, Miani, Pepe,...), and value is Not a word I would use to describe them.
by Markus S
February 18th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 4771

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

"If it’s on sale, it’s on sale for a reason and you should probably skip it unless you’re going to drink it that week or that month."

Gee, I got 10% off a case purchase once. Those wines must be $hit.
by Markus S
February 18th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 4771

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

. . . Chinese market, and that has fallen apart. . . . FIFY - My very good inside sources advise me that it is really, really bad, even worse than reported. Streets are deserted, businesses are shut down with the expectation that it will last at least two months, schools are shut until at last May ...
by Markus S
February 17th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 93
Views: 4023

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

I think the most interesting thing in this thread is how many people agree with the OP. For what it's worth, I've discussed this with folks who are seriously into wine, and I've gotten several similar responses. One of these folks has a theory that aged wine is an emperor's new clothes situation, a...
by Markus S
February 17th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 93
Views: 4023

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

It seems that the majority of responses are saying to "just drink young wine." I completely agree with the view that the best wines are the ones you like, but the point of this post is more to try to understand what it is that people like about aged wines. Do people that enjoy aged wines just not t...
by Markus S
February 17th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1502

Re: Burgundy trip notes

Surprised you are happy with a big-scaled vintage.
by Markus S
February 17th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 33
Views: 3609

Re: Wine prices are falling

Alex G wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 4:23 am
Not one of the 20 or so wineries I buy from regularly has decreased its prices.

Nor have any of the 50 or so wineries which regularly send me offers.

Not one.
+1

I've only seen increases.
by Markus S
February 17th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 93
Views: 4023

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

With old wines you'll be missing fruit. Perhaps older wines are not your thing?
by Markus S
February 16th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 33
Views: 3609

Re: Wine prices are falling

...."US wine consumers will enjoy the "best wine retail values in 20 years.""

Excepting all the tariffed wine, of course! [snort.gif]
by Markus S
February 16th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ski trip - Three wino familes
Replies: 13
Views: 1478

Re: TN: Ski trip - Three wino familes

"Skiing" vacation, or Drinking one?? [stirthepothal.gif]
by Markus S
February 15th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The return of Friday night Pizza TNs (VDLT sampler)
Replies: 16
Views: 934

Re: The return of Friday night Pizza TNs

Miss your Italian notes, Bob.
by Markus S
February 14th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - Disappointing
Replies: 32
Views: 1303

Re: TN: 2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - Disappointing

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 4:04 pm
...
2009 JP Brun Terres Dorees Moulin a Vent = Maybe it's a M-a-V thing...but I normally love the wines. Ripe with reddish fruit that's a bit washed out. Bright and high toned to the edge of VA.
To me, Brun tends toward high-toned.
by Markus S
February 14th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2028

Re: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .

Shay h arnoy wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 7:32 am
So is this supposed to be declining in price still? I haven't anything amazing but am tracking a few.
Gone now. Two and done.
by Markus S
February 12th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Mickaël Bourg Cornas Les p`tits bouts
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: TN: 2017 Mickaël Bourg Cornas Les p`tits bouts

Imported to the US? New producer to me...
by Markus S
February 11th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73261

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Michel Abood wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:33 pm
... But yeah, I haven't slept since October.
...as your avatar clearly shows.
by Markus S
February 11th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 215
Views: 12461

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I purchased nothing from BD and I have not had fraudulent charges. (Did I win for least helpful post yet?) [thumbs-up.gif] Not using your card, not being online, living in a house without internet and using only cash is perhaps the only way to avoid fraud of this kind. But how many of us are willin...
by Markus S
February 11th, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 215
Views: 12461

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

So much fraud....so little time. I imagine the credit card companies fraud departments are kept working overtime with all the fraud happening out there, now on an international level and tied to criminal gangs and hackers.
by Markus S
February 10th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quinta do Vale Meao Tinto 2017 - Wine Enthusiast - 100 p.
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Quinta do Vale Meao Tinto 2017 - Wine Enthusiast - 100 p.

yah yah, a score is a score is a score. Still just a number, but a diamond is forever!
by Markus S
February 10th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1974 Guido Porro Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: TN: 1974 Guido Porro Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Interesting. I like Porro's wines, but don't think I would ever think about aging a Porro wine for 46 years.
by Markus S
February 10th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY
Replies: 28
Views: 1450

Re: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY

It's kind of strange to me - NY and CA are both ironclad blue states yet they have such different approaches to consumer fairness. It's not just in dimensions around wine/booze where CA is totally on another planet, but all kinds of stuff. East Coast - West Coast, not blue-blue. Different fashions,...
by Markus S
February 10th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY
Replies: 28
Views: 1450

Re: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY

mmarcellus wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 9:32 am
... I don't think the company was completely prepared for how onerous the provisions of the NYS law are.
Oh look, there's an emoji for that:

[inquisition.gif]
by Markus S
February 8th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73261

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

I just reported what the media said. Do not forget, prices are determined/chosen by merchants and producers. They apparently increased prices.... Then customers buy or not... You are free to draw your own conclusions (including the media got it wrong... your choice) and they did not mention anythin...
by Markus S
February 8th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky wine pairing - feijoada!
Replies: 21
Views: 648

Re: Tricky wine pairing - feijoada!

Dão or a white Rhone, Catalonian Garnacha Blanca, aged (15+) Tannat....endless possibilities.
by Markus S
February 7th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY
Replies: 28
Views: 1450

Re: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY

Markus, from your name and photo I always assumed you were Scandinavian, but g-d if that doesn't look just like upstate NY, a place where I misspent some of my youth, much of that time in hamlets. And of course it's a long and winding road from Hartsdale to Wawbeek to Honeoye to Wellsville to Olcot...
by Markus S
February 6th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY
Replies: 28
Views: 1450

Re: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY

And I like that they were trying to open in a "hamlet". We too rarely see that word any more. New York State is full of hamlets, people forget that but that is what we call them. Not towns...not villages...they are a term of usually a place that has old roots, but never became incorporated into any...
by Markus S
February 6th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast has issue with phone lines
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Wine Enthusiast closed?

Ditched the landline?
by Markus S
February 6th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desert Island Wine Region...
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Desert Island Wine Region...

Well, the only island I can think of that has a variety of reds & whites is Sicily, so if I'm going to be stuck on island for the rest of my life, it might as well be there.
by Markus S
February 6th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 117
Views: 6215

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Enough of wishlists, I want tasting notes! [snort.gif]
by Markus S
February 6th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Mt Pajaro release next week
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: Rhys Mt Pajaro release next week

Mark Colendich wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 9:48 am
Long time supporter of Rhys. Mt Pajaro is near where I live in Corralitos, CA

Any tasting notes?

Thanks,

Mark
You're a lot closer to it than many of us. Can you meet someone at the vineyard and sample a bottle?
That ought to be a cooler area than on top of Skyline Drive, right?
by Markus S
February 5th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - Disappointing
Replies: 32
Views: 1303

Re: TN: 2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - Disappointing

... Nothing suggesting Fleurie, though it is definitely Beaujolais. Coudert is kinda outlier Fleurie, so rather atypical of the appellation. I've had better luck with these than you, maybe 2-3 points higher, and have drunk down a mixed 8 bottles of this and the regular cuvee, with fairly consistent...
by Markus S
February 5th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2441

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

Shoot, this is a $400 book. Not too many people going to be reading that one!
by Markus S
February 5th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 117
Views: 6215

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Since this is a forward-looking thread, anyone drink theirs yet? [popcorn.gif]
by Markus S
February 4th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adding Port to Wine
Replies: 42
Views: 1402

Re: Adding Port to Wine

I don't think I would want to waste a $75-100 bottle of good Port on 'bad' wine, but that's just me.
by Markus S
February 4th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Condrieus from Perret, Gérard and Vernay
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: TN: Condrieus from Perret, Gérard and Vernay

I always thought of Condrieu/viognier as the too trendy school kid who was the free spirit from art class but also a genius at math. Prices have always been high and the quality middling-to-average, but I think it is going in a better direction. Like the others, I drink about 1 a year, usually when ...
by Markus S
February 4th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate
Replies: 41
Views: 2245

Re: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate

David Glasser wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 9:03 pm
Because for most people Gamay doesn’t push the same buttons as Pinot?
But if you are talking of "Burgundian", gamay is PERFECT, and much more in line than nebbiolos or southern Rhones which will have a heaviness of alcohol that Beaujolais seldom reaches.
by Markus S
February 4th, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spaced BerserkerDay: Should I see a neurologist?
Replies: 28
Views: 1372

Re: Spaced BerserkerDay: Should I see a neurologist?

"I wonder when BerserkerDay is this year. It's usually in Winter." I think it's the timing. January is such a busy month and Nobody wants to buy wine they can't ship yet, and people are looking forward to Groundhog Day when they can drink the same glass of that 1968 Sercial they've been toking on f...
by Markus S
February 3rd, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore - DRINK UP!
Replies: 31
Views: 1737

Re: 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore - DRINK UP!

With time they won't be "better," they will be on a different planet, if you ever sailed in rough conditions or like stories of ships battling the waves you'll see what I mean. When you open the wine too young for the Marine character to have emerged, you blew it. Ships & waves? Signs and cosigns?
by Markus S
February 3rd, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 3937

Re: QPR Burgundy?

Lol wot? Instead of buying two $50 Burg cheapies, he can get one L’Arlot and get a pretty serious expression of Burgundy. Loved seeing the producers you mentioned to help out OP. Oh wait... If there's anything worth LOLing about in this thread, it's the idea that burgundies less than $50 are crap, ...
by Markus S
February 3rd, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate
Replies: 41
Views: 2245

Re: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate

Why no mention of an actual and obvious part of Burgundy: Beaujolais?
by Markus S
February 3rd, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore - DRINK UP!
Replies: 31
Views: 1737

Re: 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore - DRINK UP!

Things that make you go hmmmm....
No experience with the Aeris/Rhys project, but carricante can be long-lived.
by Markus S
February 2nd, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 1721

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts

Just a 'casual sipper' around these parts. Except they cost <$50 on release. Except almost no one is able to source them at that price after the 2012 vintage. In 2013 I tried my typical retailers, including Flatiron where I got the 2012- no one I contacted was getting any. In 2014 I set wine-search...
by Markus S
February 1st, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Dupuy de Lôme Bandol Blanc (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Dupuy de Lôme Bandol Blanc (France, Provence, Bandol)

I suppose for around $15US it is not a bad value, but buying Bandol blanc in the states will set you back around $30+. I tend to like them, but for the most part many remain not as interesting as their reds and are poor value propositions.
by Markus S
February 1st, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 1721

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts

Brent S wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 3:41 pm
Except they cost $500.
Just a 'casual sipper' around these parts.
by Markus S
February 1st, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 117
Views: 6215

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Order full allocation every year since 2014. Took a case this year - was offered 15. Kept to a case really for the shipping. Still have a few of the 2012 from the first release - think syrah and grenache. Time to pop those soon. Just opened the 2012 syrah and thought it a bit young. Lots of brine, ...

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