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by Matt Fleming
January 23rd, 2021, 8:03 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Help Planning Road Trip From Provence to Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Re: Help Planning Road Trip From Provence to Paris

There is a TGV between Aix-en-Provence and Paris Gare de Lyon if that helps any. There are rental car companies at Aix-en-Provence you can pickup and drop off literally across from the tracks. Adding to this idea: the TGV stop in Avignon is outside of the city, and is very convenient to the auto ro...
by Matt Fleming
January 23rd, 2021, 7:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Help Planning Road Trip From Provence to Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Re: Help Planning Road Trip From Provence to Paris

If (big if) they're open again consider a stop at Carrieres Lumieres in Provence. It was part of a planned vacation before kidney surgery intervened. https://www.avignon-et-provence.com/en/attraction/carrieres-de-lumieres I’ve heard great things about that and I’d love to see it. Fingers crossed! J...
by Matt Fleming
January 3rd, 2021, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif
Replies: 22
Views: 581

Re: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif

I found the 2013 in need of a fair amount of more time, I haven't had the 2014 recently but sasha told me it was drinking much better for now. Chacun à son goût, but I think the 2014 will become much more interesting than it is now, while 2013 is what it is. So, as I am sure all of fans of CRB will...
by Matt Fleming
January 2nd, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif
Replies: 22
Views: 581

Re: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif

Nice note! I'd say definitely drink the 13s first, in my opinion.

ps- after 2009 the Cuvée Cot was wound down and the grapes included in the Pif, so definitely some Cot in the cépage for 2013 and 2014.
by Matt Fleming
December 30th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10917

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

I'm reminded of one of my favorite monthly features of the late, lamented Spy magazine; Logrolling in Our Time.
by Matt Fleming
December 30th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10917

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

Insert popcorn thingy: give away the game. Was Burgundy overrated a few years ago? I bought a case of 2008 Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny for less than $25 per. It was obviously glorious wine. I have bought Vajra every year, and have done so since I became aware of good wine. Considering the rising price...
by Matt Fleming
December 18th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normandy Cidre in the DC Area?
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Normandy Cidre in the DC Area?

wine-searcher works for spirits and cidre as well.
by Matt Fleming
December 11th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cooling Unit Overheating
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: Cooling Unit Overheating

It sounds really silly but I had a wine credenza do the same thing and a friend said check the ventilation, and sure enough I discovered the exhaust vent was clogged with dust. A good vacuum fixed it. not silly at all -- if you've never checked the air intake, take a look to see if it needs cleaning.
by Matt Fleming
December 3rd, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Huet question
Replies: 47
Views: 2073

Re: Huet question

Surely the amount of RS one likes has something to say about which vineyard is preferred.
by Matt Fleming
November 21st, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Myth of Old World Wine”
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: “The Myth of Old World Wine”

"The binary of “old” and “new” world has always been fraught. What would happen if we dispelled with this framework altogether?"

someone got paid to write that? Fraught binaries and dispelled frameworks.
by Matt Fleming
October 22nd, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ten thousand bottles of fake Haut Brion, mostly 258ml
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Ten thousand bottles of fake Haut Brion, mostly 258ml

It's almost as if the criminals first noticed 258ml bottles then decided to do something with them.
by Matt Fleming
October 22nd, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles
Replies: 23
Views: 3028

Re: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles

Thanks Pedro! Thanks for the very easy transaction.
by Matt Fleming
October 18th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: TN: 1996 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut

This has always been brilliant wine. Its development was a lot of fun to follow. I drank my last bottle at Schwa in 2017 and it was the best of the dozen.
by Matt Fleming
October 16th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles
Replies: 23
Views: 3028

Re: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles

My please JP -- thanks for the very easy transaction!
by Matt Fleming
October 13th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 503
Views: 49445

Re: Chicago and suburbs

Keith A k e r s wrote: September 8th, 2020, 11:59 am
thanks for reminding me about Chez Simo. I'll need to do takeout from them soon to hopefully do my part in keeping them around.
the gigot d'agneau is one of the best basic dishes in Chicago.
by Matt Fleming
October 13th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles
Replies: 23
Views: 3028

Re: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles

jason stein wrote: October 12th, 2020, 9:46 am Seconding above. Very smooth transaction, buy with confidence.
Jason,

Thanks for the easy transaction.

Glad the Puffeney found a worthy home.

Cheers!

Matt
by Matt Fleming
October 10th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?

Look for producers with holdings in les Treux. I think the notion that Les Treux is the best climat within Echézeaux has more to do with Henri Jayer telling people that (coincidentally, his vines were located there) than with any of its inherent properties. Well, A) I never said it was the best -- ...
by Matt Fleming
October 8th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles
Replies: 23
Views: 3028

Re: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles

Mike C. wrote: October 7th, 2020, 9:07 pm Got my bottles today--buy with confidence!
Michael,

Thanks for the super easy transaction.

I hope to see notes in the future.

Cheers!

Matt
by Matt Fleming
October 8th, 2020, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?

Clos Vougeot is where I recommend you look next. That is the only other place in Burgundy where you can get both the power and an intense spicy profile that is in the vein of Vosne-Romanee- if not quite the degree of subtlety or refinement. Also consider Clos de la Roche, though you will give up so...
by Matt Fleming
October 6th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles
Replies: 23
Views: 3028

Re: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles

If your name is Angelo and you asked for the list, please send an email to mjofle@gmail.com
The email address you provided didn't work for me.
by Matt Fleming
October 4th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles
Replies: 23
Views: 3028

Re: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles

Hello all, I have been responding as quickly as possible. Please note that the personal message system doesn't always work well because of 1) the relays and 2) I can't attach the list, at least on my end. If you haven't received the current list please email me at mjofle@gmail.com And Kevin has it r...
by Matt Fleming
October 3rd, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles
Replies: 23
Views: 3028

Re: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles

one quick update, the CRB Cuvee Pif has been sold. It is charming to note that the wine that drew the most interest is a soulful bottle of $30 temps perdu.

Also please note that the list has many 375ml. This hasn't trip up anyone yet, but I hope to avoid confusion.
by Matt Fleming
October 2nd, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles
Replies: 23
Views: 3028

For Sale, old world, 300+ bottles

Closing down one of my lockers and I have acknowledged to myself that I have too much wine. / Richebourg / Barolo / Loire favorite ( Lenoir) / / All wine purchased by me from solid retailers, no gray market. All bottles maintained in a professional cellar since purchase. Prefer Venmo, will take PayP...
by Matt Fleming
August 30th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stalin’s wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 2818

Re: Stalin’s wine cellar

"Swedish Count's Gold Mine"

by GLS
by Matt Fleming
July 23rd, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 117
Views: 5902

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

You could not have picked a more classic Loire CF! IMHO, it’s even the most classic in Baudry’s stable. I have the 2016, but have not cracked one, I always think Grezeaux needs the most time. Funny side note, I ordered, by accident, the Croix Boissee 2016 three times from three different retailers,...
by Matt Fleming
June 14th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 147
Views: 6976

Re: Keller Silliness

Martin Zwick wrote: June 13th, 2020, 9:55 pm

Because of the secondary market I so often praise and recommend „von der Fels“, affordable and easy to get incl. high quality.
Excellent advice.
by Matt Fleming
June 14th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 147
Views: 6976

Re: Keller Silliness

And I think the Austrian and CFE are better wines. Keller has never been something that rang my bells, not Schafer-Frohlich. Wittman has been up and down, etc. Well, you line up with R. Foss on Keller, so you have to be a little bit concerned. Wittmann not my thing either. You should check out the ...
by Matt Fleming
June 11th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7942

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: June 11th, 2020, 9:04 am The best examples of viticulture/winemaking being the primary discriminator in all of burgundy are probably:

1) La Grande Rue
2) Louis Latour

Also pretty good examples of arguments in favor of the concept of terroir.
by Matt Fleming
June 11th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7942

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

Not to hijack the thread, but I have always wondered why a producer as great as Rousseau, who makes some of the (and in some cases “the”) greatest Chambertin, Beze, and CSJ, has traditionally underperformed at a number of their other wines compared to other producers. As pointed out, and although s...
by Matt Fleming
June 10th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7942

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

Adam Frisch wrote: June 10th, 2020, 12:21 pm I'm fully with Sean Thackrey on this subject. From 1.34 in clip:

https://youtu.be/pPCU2bcKO2Q
"I don't grow grapes at all."
by Matt Fleming
June 10th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7942

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

Marc Hauser wrote: June 10th, 2020, 6:52 am
I agree that different plots/vineyards create different wines, but sense of place?

? What is a vineyard but a place?
by Matt Fleming
April 28th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8985
Views: 1389356

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

Kapon's three page long post later went on to state:
... Rudy's collection was the most extraordinary to come to auction ever. Period.
He has a point!
by Matt Fleming
April 24th, 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 8482

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

Hal Blumberg wrote: April 24th, 2020, 7:40 pm In his Vinous Live interview, Roberto Conterno said that he preferred 2015 to 2016. And he's not going to make a 2016 Monfortino.

Cheers,

Hal
Good to know, those are the vintages when Cascina Francia is an exceptional deal.
by Matt Fleming
April 4th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New to the Forum - Getting into Burgundy
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: New to the Forum - Getting into Burgundy

Hello Stefan,

I would add one suggestion: taste two of the wines in the same setting. Pacalet and Confuron with the same meal would be a good choice for comparing producers, then maybe different communes. etc.
by Matt Fleming
March 15th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5809

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

2002 Fery-Meunier Charmes Chambertin consumed in 2012. An obscure negotiant stateside, it absolutely held myself and two friends speechless. Good vintage, good vignoble, so we had reasonable expectations but this was wonderful wine. Minerality, finesse, depth, balance, not a lot of oak. This might b...
by Matt Fleming
March 9th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8985
Views: 1389356

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

I am guessing this has probably already been linked in this thread, but it's difficult to know. So just in case: a second Rudy documentary can be found on YouTube: some new people interviewed a few new details. It seems to have been a production for a French channel, but this edition is narrated fo...
by Matt Fleming
March 9th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8985
Views: 1389356

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

Thanks for the link. They used my photo of RK without permission and now I’ve got to track them down Mel, It might help you track them down if you search for the French language original, also on YouTube. The name of the production company seems to be 13e Rue and the title of the series is Criminel...
by Matt Fleming
March 8th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8985
Views: 1389356

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

I am guessing this has probably already been linked in this thread, but it's difficult to know. So just in case: a second Rudy documentary can be found on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dTvwF5tySLg some new people interviewed a few new details. It seems to have been a production for a French channel, but...
by Matt Fleming
March 8th, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Baudry - Chinon "Le Clos Guillot" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Re: TN: 2015 Baudry - Chinon "Le Clos Guillot" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

Cris Whetstone wrote: March 8th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Matt Fleming wrote: March 8th, 2020, 9:41 pm
Cris Whetstone wrote: February 12th, 2019, 5:55 pm

Doubling down! Bretty AND modern!? [wow.gif]


Do you practice often? Or does being a jackass come naturally?
For my friends it comes very naturally. For you I'd make the extra effort though.

so....lots of practice.
by Matt Fleming
March 8th, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Baudry - Chinon "Le Clos Guillot" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Re: TN: 2015 Baudry - Chinon "Le Clos Guillot" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

Reeeeeallllly ... okay. I'll have to give one a shot. I liked the '14 Grezeaux, but it was a bit too "modern" for me to want to re-buy; I assume(d) (perhaps incorrectly) that the '15 would be even moreso in that direction. Doubling down! Bretty AND modern!? [wow.gif] https://youtu.be/P5y6...
by Matt Fleming
January 12th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1549
Views: 99334

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Scratch that, I did. $309 for the MdT 1er. Way too steep for me, especially since I purchased the 14 from Envoyer for ~250. My last (and probably final) Raveneau purchase was the 2010 Montmains for $139 in late 2017. Gone, gone, gone... yeah, I’m having trouble with premier crus passing the $200 ma...
by Matt Fleming
November 20th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?
Replies: 15
Views: 3739

Re: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?

The stand a few blocks away -- in Schwarzenbergplatz -- zum scharfen René is my favorite. Excellent senf. I am blanking on the name of my favorite Würstel at this stand.

Surely the one "can't miss" art attraction in Vienna is the Bruegel room at the Kunsthistorisches.
by Matt Fleming
November 12th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?
Replies: 15
Views: 3739

Re: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?

If you're listing Steiereck, you're likely going to eyeroll my suggestion... but you have to hit Bitzinger’s Würstelstand, specifically the one next to the Opera House. Aside from having ridiculously good sausages, schnitzel, etc. and beer, it's the ultimate cross-class experience. Go at the right ...
by Matt Fleming
September 8th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chinon and Saumur
Replies: 20
Views: 1439

Re: Chinon and Saumur

Just wanted to check back in to tell everyone what an excellent trip this has been and to thank all of you for the great advice. We're wrapping things up here, heading back to Paris tomorrow and the States on Sunday. I'm torn between touting the Cab Franc and Chenin Blanc found here and keeping the...
by Matt Fleming
August 20th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Last minute ideas: Bandol, Cassis, Provence in general
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

Re: Last minute ideas: Bandol, Cassis, Provence in general

in the wide arc between Aix and Avignon, I'd make these general comments: the board (me included) likes carrière de lumières https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=159829 http://www.carrieres-lumieres.com I'd avoid l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. It has an interesting geography, but is s...
by Matt Fleming
August 9th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 868

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

How tastes and experiences with Burgundy differ! I had a 14 Grivot Clos de Vougeot out of magnum a few months back that I thought was the red wine of the night, whereas I have yet to drink a good bottle of Barthod, and it’s not for lack of trying. Somehow Barthod’s wines show either too much acid o...
by Matt Fleming
August 6th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 3297

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Loic’s success is also good news for the Bordeaux region in general, proving that the city’s top producers can hold their own against their Burgundian rivals in the fine wine arena
That is quite the statement. I'll ring up the Rothschild's and let them know they can move DefCon status to yellow.
by Matt Fleming
August 5th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 48239

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

David K o l i n wrote: August 5th, 2019, 6:34 pm
George Hejna wrote: August 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Best meal of the weekend was on the ultra exclusive "terrace restaurant" of some good friends.

George
I love that place
moi aussi. But nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.
by Matt Fleming
August 4th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7599

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Interesting thread. I read most of the posts and didn't notice a reference to one possible source to the original complaint: blood pressure. If you are experiencing headaches after eating and drinking, hypertension might be a cause. Even for those of you who think your are fit, but especially if you...

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