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by J a y C a i n
November 7th, 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you help me find a large format crowd pleaser?
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Can you help me find a large format crowd pleaser?

Michael Martin wrote:Look at Benchmark wines. They have some nice ones, 3L - 6L, right in your price wheelhouse.
I looked at those this morning. I've been a customer of theirs for years. The Leoville Poyferre 1995 looks like it might work.
by J a y C a i n
November 7th, 2016, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you help me find a large format crowd pleaser?
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Can you help me find a large format crowd pleaser?

Paul Savage wrote:Why not aim for 3 or 4 magnums? Easier to handle, and many more wines available in that format....
Let's just say that in this group, size matters.
by J a y C a i n
November 7th, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you help me find a large format crowd pleaser?
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Can you help me find a large format crowd pleaser?

Bud Carey wrote:Sojourn cellars is offering large format bottles.
Not to the plebes who signed up on their website three minutes ago. What do you see, Bud? (feel free to PM if you prefer).
by J a y C a i n
November 7th, 2016, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you help me find a large format crowd pleaser?
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Can you help me find a large format crowd pleaser?

Check Klwines. They have a few 3L of 2005 bordeaux in stock. Its possible one of them may be drinkable. They also have 3L 1996 Chinon that looks really interesting. I saw that Chinon, but sadly, KL doesn't ship to GA Edit- just looked at the Inglenook. That might be worth the dice-toss. KL's shippi...
by J a y C a i n
November 7th, 2016, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you help me find a large format crowd pleaser?
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Can you help me find a large format crowd pleaser?

Hello, all. I've not stuck my head in this corner of the internet for a while, and sniffing around here brings back good memories. I was confronted with a wine problem today, and I thought I'd turn to you for advice. I need a large-format (3L or 5L) bottle of something red that will appeal to the wi...
by J a y C a i n
June 30th, 2014, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rant alert - Why should I give a pass to the guy who brings white zinfandel to my house?
Replies: 80
Views: 4100

Rant alert - Why should I give a pass to the guy who brings white zinfandel to my house?

I read the post and thought for a second I was back on the Squires board.
by J a y C a i n
June 30th, 2014, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Game Changing wines under $50
Replies: 57
Views: 4850

Game Changing wines under $50

Quilceda Creek's Columbia Valley Red is pretty damned good. Not sure about the "game changer" appellation, though?
by J a y C a i n
June 27th, 2014, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guess the score
Replies: 45
Views: 995

Guess the score

When I score a wine, try to score it based on how it is performing when I drink it. I agree that the wine that he scored sounds young, but when you read "not fun to drink now" how can you think that this merits a good score unless you are judging on potential? So back around 2000, I picked up 18 bo...
by J a y C a i n
June 27th, 2014, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guess the score
Replies: 45
Views: 995

Guess the score

Jay, Here's one example from a poster that I like and whose palate I respect...based on the note below, how would you think this wine should score? [Open 24 hours. Not decanted.] Tight as a drum. Some black fruit in the nose. Tannic and structured. Needs a lot of time. Not fun to drink now, but sho...
by J a y C a i n
June 27th, 2014, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guess the score
Replies: 45
Views: 995

Guess the score

I find most people, including many respected posters, assign a numerical score based on potential, rather than what's in the glass. Really? I would agree with you when you're talking about professional wine critics. If Suckling or Laube or Parker tell you "94 points - drink from 2020-25" they're te...
by J a y C a i n
June 27th, 2014, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Shat has a new Wine Show
Replies: 4
Views: 376

The Shat has a new Wine Show

When I first read the title of this thread, I thought that "Shat" was the past tense of, well, er... nevermind.
by J a y C a i n
June 27th, 2014, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cold Call from Adrian Fog
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Cold Call from Adrian Fog

Last night I received an unsolicited call from Adrian Fog. The guy told me they were offering case discounts and free shipping on their 2012 releases. I was intrigued not so much by the offer per se, but from the fact that I was getting a cold call from a winery whose mailing list I have been on for...
by J a y C a i n
June 11th, 2014, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Last Post was March 2013 - What Have I missed?
Replies: 42
Views: 2710

My Last Post was March 2013 - What Have I missed?

I want to thank everyone (so far) for helping to fill me in. I spent entirely too much time the past couple of days reading through the archives. So, Jay, do you think Bill Klapp was forced out by nattering nabobs of negativism or left of his own volition? [stirthepothal.gif] deadhorse [wow.gif] Im...
by J a y C a i n
June 11th, 2014, 7:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does anybody smoke burgers?
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Does anybody smoke burgers?

I've done it once on my BGE, and I didn't much care for them. Used hickory because that's what I had on hand, and the smoke flavor was just too much for me. I think I used a handful of hickory chips, just thrown on top of the lump.
by J a y C a i n
June 11th, 2014, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Last Post was March 2013 - What Have I missed?
Replies: 42
Views: 2710

My Last Post was March 2013 - What Have I missed?

I want to thank everyone (so far) for helping to fill me in. I spent entirely too much time the past couple of days reading through the archives.
by J a y C a i n
June 9th, 2014, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Last Post was March 2013 - What Have I missed?
Replies: 42
Views: 2710

My Last Post was March 2013 - What Have I missed?

M Champney wrote:For drama, search out the various Maison Ilan threads…and the self-exile of Bill Klapp.

Links for the lazy?
by J a y C a i n
June 9th, 2014, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Last Post was March 2013 - What Have I missed?
Replies: 42
Views: 2710

My Last Post was March 2013 - What Have I missed?

Greetings, Berserkers. I've been on an extended WBM, but I think I'm back in the fold. My dedicated wine email address on yahoo has over 10,000 posts in it (yahoo counts to 9,999). When I "left" it was Rhys and Bedrock in domestic pinots. It was Rudy Kirawan getting busted (I still get Wine Spectru...
by J a y C a i n
June 9th, 2014, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Last Post was March 2013 - What Have I missed?
Replies: 42
Views: 2710

My Last Post was March 2013 - What Have I missed?

Greetings, Berserkers. I've been on an extended WBM, but I think I'm back in the fold. My dedicated wine email address on yahoo has over 10,000 posts in it (yahoo counts to 9,999). When I "left" it was Rhys and Bedrock in domestic pinots. It was Rudy Kirawan getting busted (I still get Wine Spectrum...
by J a y C a i n
March 25th, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen or heard from Torb (Ric Einstein) Lately?
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Anyone seen or heard from Torb (Ric Einstein) Lately?

Thanks Alan. I'm a member of Auswine, though I haven't posted over there in years. Glad to hear Ric is doing well (at least as of a month or so ago). Maybe I can dig him out of the woodwork.
by J a y C a i n
March 25th, 2013, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen or heard from Torb (Ric Einstein) Lately?
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Anyone seen or heard from Torb (Ric Einstein) Lately?

Hello, all. I haven't posted here in a while (real life and all that...), but though this was an apt subject for an APB here. I was looking for some real-world input on a 1998 Fox Creek JSM, and though to reach out to TORB (who many of you will recall was on the original Squires banned list back in ...
by J a y C a i n
May 10th, 2012, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Beserkers Featured Winery - Dominio IV
Replies: 23
Views: 2709

Re: Wine Beserkers Featured Winery - Dominio IV

So if you bury a formerly living cow's horn in the ground, there's more microbial growth? That's not exactly shocking is it? Sorry, Patrick -- you're not going to convince me. I am, however, convinced that Steiner was a complete nutjob. You might do some digging around here, because there have been ...
by J a y C a i n
May 9th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Beserkers Featured Winery - Dominio IV
Replies: 23
Views: 2709

Re: Wine Beserkers Featured Winery - Dominio IV

I appreciate your comments, Patrick. My experience with most converts to biodynamics is that they really care about the soil and the weather and the vine and the fruit, and if they get results from their biodynamic practices, it is most likely a result of their hyperinvolvement in all of these aspec...
by J a y C a i n
May 7th, 2012, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Beserkers Featured Winery - Dominio IV
Replies: 23
Views: 2709

Re: Wine Beserkers Featured Winery - Dominio IV

If I buy these wines, does it mean that I believe in Biodynamics?
by J a y C a i n
May 7th, 2012, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Input on Arcadian Pinot
Replies: 128
Views: 4423

Re: Need Input on Arcadian Pinot

http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=66338 Don't see many people suggesting this is over the hill. If you consider the price of this wine's more recent releases, I think you got a pretty good deal on a wine that you can assume was properly cellared. I'm not sure you could say that about anyt...
by J a y C a i n
May 7th, 2012, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Speaking of Hayfork
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Speaking of Hayfork

I'd love to hear some feedback, too. I've "almost" pulled the trigger on this a couple of times, but never have. I confess I am tempted just because of the Lewelling connection.
by J a y C a i n
May 7th, 2012, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grange wars...
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Grange wars...

I agree that this is crazy. You can buy the mid-80s Grange for $300-400. I also agree with Kevin when he discusses the 1998.Why would you pay these prices for the current release when the best Grange ever can be had for less and is just starting to approach its drinking window?
by J a y C a i n
May 7th, 2012, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice, please --- look at these auction "odd" lots and tell me whether you'd buy
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Advice, please --- look at these auction "odd" lots and tell me whether you'd buy

I have had occasional good luck picking up odd lots at auctions where most people are looking to snatch up the big name bottles. When I say "odd lot," I'm referring to a mixed lot of several different vintages or labels that have been thrown together from the same consignor. Usually there are one or...
by J a y C a i n
May 3rd, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which auction house do you trust the most?
Replies: 54
Views: 2719

Re: Which auction house do you trust the most?

I've only bought at auction from WineBid and Bonhams. I bid on some lots at Christies and Sothebys but have never won, so I don't have a frame of reference. My experience with Bonhams (which is maybe two or three lots of the years) has been very good.With WineBid, I've always gotten exactly what I e...
by J a y C a i n
May 3rd, 2012, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Bordeaux under $50
Replies: 35
Views: 2099

Re: Aged Bordeaux under $50

2005 Carbonnieux - I recall JJ Buckley had this for less than $40. Notsure if that's old enough for you, but that's a really good price. If you're looking for a cheap drinker, I loaded up on the 2006 Chateau Pipeau. Certainly not "aged" but a rockin bargain at $20!
by J a y C a i n
April 24th, 2012, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Corkage Suggestion - Let the Chef Set the Corkage Based on the Bottle
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: A Corkage Suggestion - Let the Chef Set the Corkage Based on the Bottle

Keith Levenberg wrote:I'm not sure it's a recipe for business success to charge lower prices to people who can afford 1982 Latour.
True. Never mind.
by J a y C a i n
April 24th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Corkage Suggestion - Let the Chef Set the Corkage Based on the Bottle
Replies: 9
Views: 643

A Corkage Suggestion - Let the Chef Set the Corkage Based on the Bottle

The Mario Batali $50 corkage thread got me thinking about this. Instead of having a flat rate for all corkage, why don't restaurants just set the corkage fee based on what you're bringing in. If you're bringing in a bottle of 1982 Latour, they can waive corkage. If you're bringing in a bottle of Ken...
by J a y C a i n
April 24th, 2012, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mario Batali tweets on corkage...
Replies: 187
Views: 10962

Re: Mario Batali tweets on corkage...

It does seem like a fairly truculent response to a legitimate question. Based on Jeff's winsearcher list, above, it appears that his list is pretty significantly overpriced. I'm guessing he's figuring on losing $50 on you EVEN IF you pay his outrageous corkage.
by J a y C a i n
April 24th, 2012, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cab Hunter: 09 Mount Veeder
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Cab Hunter: 08 Mount Veeder

Ugh! No shipping to GA. Too bad - that's a really good price on a solid wine.
by J a y C a i n
April 20th, 2012, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you have done
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: What would you have done

What does perseverate mean again?

Oh, never mind.
by J a y C a i n
April 20th, 2012, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you have done
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: What would you have done

What does perseverate mean again?
by J a y C a i n
April 20th, 2012, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you have done
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: What would you have done

What does perseverate mean again?
by J a y C a i n
April 20th, 2012, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you have done
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: What would you have done

What does perseverate mean again?
by J a y C a i n
April 20th, 2012, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you have done
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: What would you have done

I'd say "hello," but I agree that you shouldn't do it while he's eating.

More important here, though, is the debate over the word "perseverate." I don't understand why you would assert that it is a transitive verb. GregT - I'd like to see a sentence where the verb "perseverate" takes an object.
by J a y C a i n
April 19th, 2012, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petit Verdot (pronunciation/spelling)
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Petit Verdot (pronunciation/spelling)

Nolan E wrote: I seem like the only person pronouncing it "petty," am I just wrong?
Yes.

But the first step to recovery is self-realization.
by J a y C a i n
April 19th, 2012, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2009 Rhys Alpine Vyd PN
Replies: 1
Views: 335

TN - 2009 Rhys Alpine Vyd PN

Very very curious, and the box was sitting right there. I didn't intend to even think about this wine for another 18 months or so, but did I mention the box was just right there near the cellar door? So not only did we open it way early, but we also gave it no time. No splash decant - just straight ...
by J a y C a i n
April 12th, 2012, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another FedEx Rant - Wine Delivery Gone Bad
Replies: 32
Views: 1800

Re: Another FedEx Rant - Wine Delivery Gone Bad

Just received this email from Sanguis. I think the part I've highlighted is the most interesting fact: Dear All, I'm writing you this email on behalf of Jamie (with whom most of you have already communicated) and myself because you have received a shipment from us that was damaged in transport. We k...
by J a y C a i n
April 12th, 2012, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another FedEx Rant - Wine Delivery Gone Bad
Replies: 32
Views: 1800

Re: Another FedEx Rant - Wine Delivery Gone Bad

The conclusions I drew were that either 1) the wine was improperly packaged; or, 2) multiple packages were compromised early in the shipping chain (which would explain why you had issues around the country). I can't speak to the packaging of the wine since I never saw how it was packaged. I had no p...
by J a y C a i n
April 12th, 2012, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another FedEx Rant - Wine Delivery Gone Bad
Replies: 32
Views: 1800

Re: Curious...

I know this has been done to death here, but let me add my name to the long list who have been victimized by FedEx. Tell me if you've heard this one before. Here are the details - YESTERDAY - Sanguis shipment in two boxes: 6 750s and one big bottle in a separate box. Big bottle makes it. FedEx driv...
by J a y C a i n
April 12th, 2012, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another FedEx Rant - Wine Delivery Gone Bad
Replies: 32
Views: 1800

Re: Another FedEx Rant - Wine Delivery Gone Bad

Scott Butler wrote:Was it Fed Ex green or red?
2-day air
by J a y C a i n
April 12th, 2012, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nominees for most annoying TN in Cellartracker
Replies: 30
Views: 1088

Re: Nominees for most annoying TN in Cellartracker

D Jorgenson wrote:I don't know if this is the most annoying, but I found a haiku that I like:

2010 Bodegas Muga Rioja Blanco

good color and aroma
taste a bit backward
Might need a bit more age
Cute, but not a haiku. Haikus are 5-7-5, not 7-5-7.
by J a y C a i n
April 12th, 2012, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another FedEx Rant - Wine Delivery Gone Bad
Replies: 32
Views: 1800

Another FedEx Rant - Wine Delivery Gone Bad

I know this has been done to death here, but let me add my name to the long list who have been victimized by FedEx. Tell me if you've heard this one before. Here are the details - YESTERDAY - Sanguis shipment in two boxes: 6 750s and one big bottle in a separate box. Big bottle makes it. FedEx drive...
by J a y C a i n
April 3rd, 2012, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The White Club's Three Centuries of Sauternes Tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: The White Club's Three Centuries of Sauternes Tasting

I clicked on this because I thought it was about Augusta National. Then I remembered I was in the wine forum, not the asylum.
by J a y C a i n
April 3rd, 2012, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2001 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Replies: 4
Views: 368

TN - 2001 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

We opened this to go with a nice USDA Prime London Broil, broccoli & twice-baked potatoes. I was a little too quick with the cork, and it just fell apart - very brittle. I tried and tried to get it out, but the last 1/3 of the cork collapsed into the bottle. This was a little surprising, because I c...
by J a y C a i n
March 28th, 2012, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sediment - does it affect the flavor
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Sediment - does it affect the flavor

Although not entirely on point with your question, I can't stand when I end up with a mouth-full of sediment. I almost always end up spitting it back into the glass. Very low on the style-points spectrum, but I hate that!!
by J a y C a i n
March 28th, 2012, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wash DC Restaurant Rec's Needed
Replies: 27
Views: 635

Re: Wash DC Restaurant Rec's Needed

I was in DC at the beginning of the month with my family. We were staying with a friend who lives in Cleveland Park, so we walked to Dino's our last nigh there. It was fantastic. We took a bottle of wine with us, but their list was so good, it was wasted effort. The food was really really good, and ...

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