Search found 1561 matches

by Don Cornwell
August 1st, 2019, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 33
Views: 4283

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

What is the practical likelihood of actually getting restitution for victims? My layperson's impression was that typically these kinds of criminals had usually hidden their proceeds well, if they were inclined to save anything at all, rather than just blowing it all on gambling or whatever expensiv...
by Don Cornwell
July 31st, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 33
Views: 4283

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

Hello, Can anyone provide a point of contact to get more information on this issue? Having used this person for storage (and finding out about this problem now), I would like to know if any wine, such as my own, was recovered, etc. Thank you. The Assistant US Attorney in Baltimore who is in charge ...
by Don Cornwell
May 21st, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

Interesting to see your take on the Bouard Bonnefoy. I have only this year come across them, as someone I know has started importing. I've tried one of the '17 En Remillys and was thoroughly impressed, have a few more for keeping. Sounds like I shall need to check in on them quite regularly to avoi...
by Don Cornwell
May 21st, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

Thanks for all the information. From what little wine I have had from either Bruno Colin or Philippe Colin I have thought they were good but nowhere near great producers. Not surprised that the wines do not hold up. I do like the wines of Buisson-Charles and would find that an interesting one to tr...
by Don Cornwell
May 21st, 2019, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

FYI no En Remilly at Maison Harbour. I was there last November. Wines are lovely albeit a little pricey. I picked some Narvaux and some Corton (unbelievable as I don't like the not so refined character of the wines from the hill, IMHO of course) Don THANK YOU for these amazing report. The amount of...
by Don Cornwell
May 20th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

Thanks Don! Are any of PYCM other 2010 Chassagne close to the en Remilly? If you look at the map, you'll see that Remilly is uniquely situated, between Chevalier and a border of St Aubin, with otherwise bare ground around it (it's actually kind of a rocky/hilly area that wouldn't support a vineyard...
by Don Cornwell
May 19th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 33
Views: 4283

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

The monetary loss caused by Mr. Holder was $2.33 million according to the indictment. The DOJ press release says Holder is getting an 18 month sentence but that doesn't make a lot of sense given the sentencing guidelines (referenced in Jay Hack's post above), or after looking at the records for othe...
by Don Cornwell
January 7th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1226424

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Told the Rudy story to a friend. He asked why the people did not notice that there was no sediment in these "Older" bottles? Or did Rudy add sediment? Phil: On the older bottles Rudy manufactured they were in some cases based in part on old bottles of wines (like Patriarche burgundies) that Rudy bo...
by Don Cornwell
November 24th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4680

Re: The Safest White Burgs

Other producers not yet mentioned for revised consideration on their premox trustworthiness: Olivier Lamy (diam), and Latour Giraud (had some issues, seems to have steadied the ship; I've seen the results of several decade plus tastings in the past few years, with his wines on top of the heap, abov...
by Don Cornwell
November 24th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4680

Re: The Safest White Burgs

There are two producers who claim that they can substitute CO2 for SO2 to prevent oxidation (Fourrier and LeMoine). This is absolutely wrong from a science standpoint and it is a little bit like believing that the earth is flat. [If you haven't already noticed, you'll find that the reds from both p...
by Don Cornwell
November 23rd, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4680

Re: The Safest White Burgs

I heard something at a small winery in Israel that has me concerned. They told me that some part of the US government is at least considering banning DIAM because of some chemical in DIAM. I hope that this is not true. Does anyone know anything about this? Howard: I haven't heard anything about it....
by Don Cornwell
November 22nd, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4680

Re: The Safest White Burgs

In response to the original question, I think cost is always a factor. Also, Bill and Alan are right that DIAM changes the calculation (and the best bets to buy once the producers in question switched to DIAM.) Based on their historical performance through the 2010 vintage, here's my list of the top...
by Don Cornwell
November 22nd, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4680

Re: The Safest White Burgs

John, I remember when Parker gave huge scores to 2002 Burgs from Verget. They were stirring their lees and doing things to make the wines more accessible early. It has always seemed interesting that premox started soon after these scores came out. Are you sure producers did not start doing things t...
by Don Cornwell
November 12th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 128460

Re: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Yes, Mr. Lazar is still in business. My understanding is that the investigations continue.
by Don Cornwell
October 4th, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Boudot
Replies: 43
Views: 2366

Re: Your favorite Boudot

My experience with Gerard Mugneret was in the mid-90s and it wasn't good. The only Boudots I ever had from him was the 1996 and I thought it was very forgettable. Don, when did you have that wine? I’ve had it twice in the past three years and thought it was quite good. The 2002 is super. I’ve bough...
by Don Cornwell
October 3rd, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Boudot
Replies: 43
Views: 2366

Re: Your favorite Boudot

Wow Don , my friend , I don't think you know the wines from Gerard Mugneret all that well . His wines consistently perform greatly at our blind tastings against all premier cru's from various terroirs . His wines are , imho , a grade above Noellat . I think that Gerard Mugneret's wines are one of t...
by Don Cornwell
September 29th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 594567

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Arv R wrote:
September 29th, 2018, 9:05 am
So since the sorry tale has been dredged up again, what is the status of all the clawback suits?
Arv:

A few have been settled and many are still pending and going through discovery.
by Don Cornwell
September 26th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Boudot
Replies: 43
Views: 2366

Re: Your favorite Boudot

Had a 2011 Gerard Mugneret Les Boudots, which I picked up retail as I saw it randomly (still waiting for the Meos to arrive, I was able to procure a 2006 and a 2008). Preferred the Grivot over the GM. The GM was more dense and concentrated, a bit ripe as well, and lacked the spice and nuance of the...
by Don Cornwell
September 21st, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1226424

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=152837 Surprised that neither Ms Downey or Mr Cronwell have chimed in on the Drouhin sale, given there are *many* new instances of differentation of labels on display. How can we now know of all of the variances in DRC alone, and then all the...
by Don Cornwell
September 16th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Boudot
Replies: 43
Views: 2366

Re: Your favorite Boudot

The problem with the Georges Noellat wines is that they have gone from being reasonable to insanely expensive way too fast. Curious to know where this price hike comes from in the US. Ex-domaine, the wines are still very reasonably priced. Retail pricing seems very steep in the US. We served the re...
by Don Cornwell
September 14th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Boudot
Replies: 43
Views: 2366

Re: Your favorite Boudot

Locally, I have availability of Georges Noellat 2013, Jadot 2011/12, G-M 2011, Meo 2014 (and can ship a 2006 Meo). Which would you suggest out of these? I'm tempted to scrap the Georges Noellat outright given that aforementioned price inflation.... 2015 runs locally $300 (I see on CT folks paid $15...
by Don Cornwell
September 14th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Great pics and an excellent write-up Don.
Jeremy:

Thanks. You'll have to time another trip to LA along with a visit to the Paulee when it's in San Francisco. My buddy David Wainwright attends almost every year and he's flying from Hong Kong.
by Don Cornwell
September 14th, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Boudot
Replies: 43
Views: 2366

Re: Your favorite Boudot

I'm actually surprised that the Grivot has gotten the number of votes that it has -- except for the fact that it is more widely available. I used to cellar a number of Grivot wines (Richebourg, Echezeaux, Clos Vougeot and sometimes VR Beaumonts, but never Boudots. I was never particularly impressed,...
by Don Cornwell
September 14th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse

Karl K wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 5:53 pm
Love the group photo!
I think Andy took that photo near the end of the tasting when people were trying to figure out their votes for their top five wines. All of the stems are off the tables and the bottles aren't in the room. Everybody is looking pretty studious and some people are writing.
by Don Cornwell
September 14th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse

The 2010 Porter Bass chardonnay has been spectacular from day one and it was definitely my favorite California wine of the 2010 vintage. I had considered putting a Porter-Bass in the other Chevalier Montrachet flight on night two, but since we already had two ringers for night two (and the Colin-Mo...
by Don Cornwell
September 14th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse

Interesting about the Jadot. I've unsuccessfully had it twice. Horribly premoxed both times. Last one was December of 2016 too. Ian Unfortunately, that's been the history with Jadot since 2000 -- and yet from 1995 to 1999, when premox affected more than one in four bottles of white burgundy by age ...
by Don Cornwell
September 14th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse

2010 Ceritas Porter-Bass Chardonnay (Ringer #2) Light gold color with greenish tinges; aromas of tropical fruit and a hint of a green vegetable ; very nice on the palate – very good acidity and yet some richness; the acidity is almost the “prickly pear” variety – as though a little unsettled; brigh...
by Don Cornwell
September 14th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Boudot
Replies: 43
Views: 2366

Re: Your favorite Boudot

Georges Noellat. I'm not a big fan of Nuits St. Georges and strongly prefer the NSG vineyards adjacent to Vosne Romanee. The Georges Noellat Boudots comes from 80 year old vines. The 2015 Georges Noellat NSG Boudot was just stunning -- a very dense wine with a lot Vosne Romanee character (the asian ...
by Don Cornwell
September 14th, 2018, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three "Mostly Montrachet" – March 7, 2018 at Melisse

This is a report on the third and final night of the 2010 white burgundy vintage appraisal and oxidation check dinners in Los Angeles. Every February and March we taste the vintage which is then 7.5 years from the date of harvest, and we usually taste 60 to 75 of the top wines from the vintage over ...
by Don Cornwell
September 7th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

Don, Just curious. Why are you and others in your group continuing to buy wines from producers who regularly do poorly in these tastings. I could see buying a vintage like 2010 where it might not yet have been clear (don't remember when you did your first of these tastings) which producers would co...
by Don Cornwell
September 6th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

In the last 6 months I have dumped premoxed bottles of ‘10 Leflaive Batard, BBM and Chevalier. Not just mildly affected but brown sherry. It’s just disgusting that a domaine I loved and respected for decades has sunk to this level. Hi David Yes, it is pretty amazing that the Domaine went from the b...
by Don Cornwell
September 6th, 2018, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

Don, first off thank you for your time, effort and all the hard work you put in educating the public. Always a great read and very informative, much appreciated. Question on Boillot. Such a pitty when I read these notes on Boillot. I love their whites when their on, up there with the best. In your ...
by Don Cornwell
September 6th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

I had such a big smile come over my face when I got down to the part of the report that was the En Remilly---that's so great! Echoing the others' thanks for such a comprehensive report, Don. I have had so few of these, it is great to vicariously taste. That said, I have found this trace of sweetnes...
by Don Cornwell
September 5th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

Thanks for great notes again, Don. These tastings and reports are always very informative. Just wanted to check on format and pour - I imagine you use only a single bottle of each wine and it's around 50ml per person? Rauno: Yes, a single bottle usually with 15 pours (one for the Sommelier), so aro...
by Don Cornwell
September 5th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

Fascinating...as always. You guys do it right. Nice to see the Pillot perform so well. Thanks Kent. We try (and have some fun doing it.) The opportunity to 15 different Chevaliers (and one Chevalier neighbor) in a good vintage was a real thrill. Getting to taste this many wines against their vintag...
by Don Cornwell
September 5th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2550

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Don, Thanks for your notes. Very helpful. 2010 is a funny year. Some wines tasted 'different' to my expectation but did not realise until now that it could have been the botrytis influence that I was experiencing. We had a oxidised PYCM 2010 last night. I had few more advanced PYCMs from 2010 and 2...
by Don Cornwell
September 5th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2550

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Don, curious on your thoughts on 2010 Boillot Corton Charlemagne, as I still have one 3L bottle left. Dave: 2010 seems to be one of the worst vintages ever for Boillot in terms of premox. Over two nights we had six bottles of which three were advanced, one was grotesquely oversized for Meursault an...
by Don Cornwell
September 5th, 2018, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, fourteen of us gathered in the Gold Room at Valentino restaurant in Santa Monica California for the second night of the 2010 Vintage Assessment and Oxidation Check dinners. This year was our 13th year of holding these events. These dinners are held each year in Februar...
by Don Cornwell
September 4th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2550

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Nice to see Grivault included. I have loved those wines for years, but have had some bad bottles along the way. Not too many, but enough to make me concerned when buying my 2014s. Hi Ian My friends John Tilson, Geoffrey Troy and John Brincko have visited there for years on their annual trips to bur...
by Don Cornwell
September 4th, 2018, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2550

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Great information Don. Many thanks. Re: DIAM Is there a particular profile of tastes imparted by the DIAM? I have heard that the only downside of this closure is that with a few years you can pick up a specific note(s) that you can trace back to the closure. I have no personal experience here. Just...
by Don Cornwell
September 4th, 2018, 1:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2550

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Thanks Don. I don't think the botrytis in 2010 was evident in barrel or soon after release. It is quite evident in many '10's now. Best Regards Jeremy Jeremy: I didn't taste them in barrel like you did, but when the wines were released I tasted about 15 different wines and I didn't pick up on the b...
by Don Cornwell
September 3rd, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2550

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Tough night for Boillot. Yes David. I almost singled them out for appropriate "jeers," but I guess I was in a charitable mood when I added the comments. When the Boillot wines are on, they can be spectacular, but I have to say the premox rate for this producer is disgustingly high. On the Wiki site...
by Don Cornwell
September 3rd, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2550

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Better late the never...fantastic as always Don! To bad about Valentino's closing. Never been there, but I drool every time I see these notes and THAT risotto! I don't know what I enjoy more...the notes on the wines, or the food pairing? Amazing food pics! [worship.gif] No ringers? Brian: We didn't...
by Don Cornwell
September 3rd, 2018, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2550

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Don, Thanks for the always interesting data points. I guess I could wait and find out the answer, but does the lower premoxed and advanced results to prior vintages hold up in the other two tastings. If so, do you think this is vintage related, related to the use of DIAM (although only a few wines ...
by Don Cornwell
September 3rd, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2550

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Great notes Don , as always . I’ve had better luck with my H Boillot’s , will try them again . Too bad there was no Coche CC , I think it is the best wine he ever made . ( Meadows agrees , see his latest tasting note ). The fact that there were no premox wines is hopeful , agree that DIAM is a poss...
by Don Cornwell
September 3rd, 2018, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2550

2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

As many of you already know, each year in February and March I host a series of white burgundy vintage appraisal and oxidation check dinners in Los Angeles. We taste the vintage which is then 7.5 years from the date of harvest, and we usually taste 60 to 75 of the top wines from the vintage over the...
by Don Cornwell
August 1st, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1226424

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Spanish Authorities Bust Wine Counterfeiting Ring Allegedly Producing Fake Vega Sicilia and Pingus https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Spanish-Authorities-Bust-Wine-Counterfeiting-Ring Yes, as the article says, the counterfeiting had been going on for at least four years and the bad gu...
by Don Cornwell
July 27th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Company Fine Wine in Napa
Replies: 2
Views: 883

Company Fine Wine in Napa

Someone just asked me if I knew anything about them. Has anyone here had experience with their selection, service, provenance? Thanks in advance. Doug This is a merchant which is on the WineFraud.com list of merchants to avoid. It is my understanding that the founder/at least part-owner of Company ...
by Don Cornwell
July 14th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1226424

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Blaming the US for everything is a common theme. Instead of just saying there is a growing market for cheap Rosé, the headline just assigns blame. Clickbait is growing tiresome. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-could-10-million-bottles-of-cheap-spanish-rose-be-passed-off-as-french-...
by Don Cornwell
June 13th, 2018, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hardy Rodenstock Deceased
Replies: 43
Views: 3719

Hardy Rodenstock Deceased

Don, I don´t think I confused Hardy with Rudy. Rodenstock sold Magnums of Lafleur 1947 via Royal Wine Merchants in the US. Based on invoices. Rudy auctioned Magnums of 1947 Lafleur. I don't know from which source the 2 Magnums came Parker had drunk with friends at the dinner he reported in his Hedo...

Go to advanced search