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by Matt Fleming
July 20th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: 2017 Baudry

Got my hands on a case of 2017 Grezeaux on Friday. I do like the Croix Boissee, but the Grezeaux is such a value! I have very little tasting experience with Cab Franc, but I am interested in trying some and Baudry's gets some good words here. Do you think the Grezeaux will likely provide you drinki...
by Matt Fleming
July 20th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: 2017 Baudry

My agent just contacted me with their 2017 Baudry offer. Prices seems to be up, but only a few $ per bottle. For the Grezeaux I paid $40CAD/$30USD for the 2016's last year. Looks like the 2017 will be $44CAD/$33USD. I think the value is still there, even though prices are steadily increasing. I bri...
by Matt Fleming
July 17th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 2775

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

In my opinion, it’s simply tight supply and demand curves tipped by Asian demand and fueled by more published Burgundy critics than ever before. Twenty years ago, there were Tanzer and Coates, few using Parker-Rovani for Burgundy. Now, with Meadows, Gilman, Galloni, Kolm, and others coupled with el...
by Matt Fleming
July 15th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12982

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

as Suckling's incredible financial success despite his buffoonery will attest, is where the money and future of wine activity lies for wine reviewing outfits. (Indeed, Suckling has let his reviewing activities languish while focusing on events, and events now dominate WA's efforts as well, while Ga...
by Matt Fleming
July 15th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines
Replies: 27
Views: 1304

Re: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines

henri-boillot_MONOPOLE.jpg For some reason, I had always thought of Henri Boillot as more of a negociant - I had no idea that the family owned an entire vineyard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopole_%28wine%29 I tried searching, but I couldn't find much about the history of the domaine. Berry Br...
by Matt Fleming
July 8th, 2019, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1678

Re: Paris or Lyon

Both cities can be great, but the best spots are off the beaten path. We'd all like this to be true, but really, it isn't. And even if you could string together a great list of off-the-beaten-path places, you'd spend an entire season just getting from one to the other. While that's a great trip in ...
by Matt Fleming
July 8th, 2019, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1678

Re: Paris or Lyon

Question for those who’ve been to both. I’ll be going back to Paris but am considering stopping in Lyon for a few days. Which is a better city for great wine lists in restaurants and great wine retail shops? Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks! Since you mention a side trip, I'll offer...
by Matt Fleming
July 6th, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon
Replies: 17
Views: 1455

Re: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon

A quick note: a visit this May confirmed that Monsieur le caviste of Caves du Marais (Rue François Miron) is à la retraite définitive. . I'll miss the place as I always learned a little and found great bottles I might have missed otherwise. The shop still looks perfectly set up for the next propriet...
by Matt Fleming
July 1st, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12982

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Jeremy C wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 10:47 am
For those of us who were not part of that board, how did it compare (during its heyday) to this one?
Some of the participants over there drank rather surprising amounts of '45 Mouton-Rothschild (l’année de revoir). And surprising amounts of pre-1960 Ponsot Clos St. Denis.
by Matt Fleming
June 28th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 624
Views: 31280

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Keith A k e r s wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 10:06 am
https://chicago.eater.com/2019/6/24/187 ... restaurant




Looks like Duffy is about to be back in a big way
combining twee with decadence.
by Matt Fleming
June 21st, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 1919

Re: Yearly Budget

current market value of one bottle, '99 La Tache minus release price.
by Matt Fleming
June 18th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Re: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations

If you are looking for something more robust than the slotting function within CellarTracker!, why not just contact JDA and use SpacePlanning? This is already completely built out and quite capable of taking a dump from CellarTracker>>Excel>>JDA and almost instantly rendering an interactive 3D cella...
by Matt Fleming
June 16th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 624
Views: 31280

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Um, yeah, f him.
by Matt Fleming
June 14th, 2019, 1:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)

As to the question of 96 v 99, go with the 99. It is great wine. I've never been a fan of the 96.
by Matt Fleming
June 14th, 2019, 12:48 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Milwaukee Wine shopping
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Milwaukee Wine shopping

Waterford on Brady is worth a stop. The neighborhood offers other things to do as well, so it can be more than a suburban type of drive up, drive out.
by Matt Fleming
June 12th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2443

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Dennis Atick wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 3:51 am
Kudos on an accurate title for your thread [cheers.gif]
Quite often the operative word!
by Matt Fleming
June 9th, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: some Frenchies -- Tempier, Tremblay, C. Bouchard, Montille
Replies: 8
Views: 1297

Re: TNs: some Frenchies -- Tempier, Tremblay, C. Bouchard, Montille

Some bottles from last week, in ranked order: Roses de Jeanne / Bouchard Champagne Inflorescence Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine NV: Disgorged 2016. This underwhelmed. Bright and citrusy but just seemed lightweight to me. I wanted a bit more vinous, red-fruited ballast. I'm going to toss this ou...
by Matt Fleming
June 8th, 2019, 2:43 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Now if only people would put their phones away and watch the show instead of filming/taking photos, they might actually have a good experience. The walls are something like 40ft high. How are you going to match that scale on your tiny phone screen, or get the same experience by looking at your phon...
by Matt Fleming
June 8th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

matt great slide show-it runs thru dec 2020 so we were intending on going back next yr-but u may have changed our minds. Plus I have some wine being held by a friend in St Remy. Last yrs show featured Stairway to Heaven as the final song-by orchestra. They really do a fantastic job of digital editi...
by Matt Fleming
June 8th, 2019, 2:29 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

on parking-if u go via the route to the west of St Remy and drop down Les Alpilles there is plenty of parking by the side of the road-especially in the morning. Most people go S out of St Remy which is very much the tourist route. Go in the morning and then have lunch at Chateau des Alpilles outdoo...
by Matt Fleming
May 23rd, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Château Margaux (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: TN: 1978 Château Margaux (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

1978 Château Margaux - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (5/18/2019) A beautiful, highly perfumed nose of violets, rose petals, tobacco, briary red fruits, cedar and truffle. The palate is elegant and nicely balanced. There's a core of sweet fruit and plenty of cedar and earth. There's a hint of lea...
by Matt Fleming
May 23rd, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Chris Blum wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 5:16 am
What lens did you use?
Canon 16-35 f4, which I am pretty sure is still the step below their L glass (and frankly after borrowing a friend's, I don't think the L is worth the price bump for the wide angle). cf / chimp.
by Matt Fleming
May 22nd, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

We visited last week and can highly recommend this as well. Awesome experience. Can be a bit disorienting to start depending on the lighting (near total darkness when we first entered) and the uneven quarry floors as you walk around, but we got used to it quickly and became totally immersed in the ...
by Matt Fleming
May 9th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1520

Re: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?

Joe Dulworth wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 11:04 am
Don't know where you're getting your intel on
...anything worth a damn.
by Matt Fleming
May 9th, 2019, 3:03 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Yes, Madame Corinne at le Terroir is exemplary as a proprietor. Warm lobster salad with a saffron dressing, 1/2 bottle of Lamy's Princee (new cuvee to me). Perfect. I had a huge lunch, so just resolved to come back in a few days, despite staying in Dijon. Next dinner might have been better -- veal, ...
by Matt Fleming
May 8th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Been there 6 or 7 times Matt, never had a bad experience. Food is carefully sourced and cooked well. Wine-list is excellent and I have always received warm and efficient service. Your mileage did vary. Jeremy, Indeed! Europcar seemed to assign you a VW Polo and me a '74 Pontiac Grand Ville. the onl...
by Matt Fleming
May 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Le Bon Georges is fantastic. After a meal tonight, and considering the price, I give le Bon Georges a very hard pass. Sometimes indifferent service, sometimes ignorant, sometimes flat out rude. Entree and plat principal were OK, dessert and cheese course good, maybe better. Wine selection, eh. The ...
by Matt Fleming
May 3rd, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

I had never heard about this. I'm now debating changing my vacation plans to try and make it to Provence. If you are adjusting travel plans, make sure and check to see if one of their "soiree" nights is within your time frame. I really enjoyed taking photos of the Van Gogh. Do you have a link to th...
by Matt Fleming
May 2nd, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Jay Miller wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 6:50 am
I had never heard about this. I'm now debating changing my vacation plans to try and make it to Provence.
If you are adjusting travel plans, make sure and check to see if one of their "soiree" nights is within your time frame. I really enjoyed taking photos of the Van Gogh.
by Matt Fleming
May 2nd, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Method: find excellent accommodations near the entrance to a metro stop with excellent correspondences. Voila.
by Matt Fleming
May 2nd, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2598

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

I'll give a quick response: get to know which terroirs / lieu-dits in Echezeaux and Corton produce good wine. Then discover domaines that match your taste. You'll find good or very good wine, easily capable of aging. There will be a reasonably large number of domaines producing bottles under the $12...
by Matt Fleming
April 29th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Burgundy restaurants?
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

le Chambolle = pretty good, open for lunch on Mondays, which can be useful. Good wine list concentrating on the village. Plenty of half bottles. Excellent cheese course.
by Matt Fleming
April 27th, 2019, 1:33 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Definitely get your tickets ahead of time. Print them up, too. Cell / portable reception can be spotty.

I'd recommend the final viewing time as you don't overlap (as much) with earlier groups and parking around les Baux-de-Provence can be...interesting.
by Matt Fleming
April 26th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Burgundy restaurants?
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Tony C wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 10:40 am
Going to Burgundy in May. Not looking for 3 Michelin star restaurant.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
Le Terroir in Santenay, Chez Leon in Dijon.
by Matt Fleming
April 26th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Indeed, fascinating viewing. the relationship between viewer and art is quite changed. I would think this isn't the primary way to view Van Gogh, but it is a fresh, fun, engaging way. https://pbase.com/b5qphotos/image/169109800.jpg https://pbase.com/b5qphotos/image/169109801.jpg https://pbase.com/b5...
by Matt Fleming
April 25th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune
Replies: 32
Views: 2128

Re: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune

Paris Fun to look: https://www.lavinia.fr/fr https://www.caves-legrand.com/en/paris Where I buy: http://www.ambassadedebourgogne.com/index.php/en/ http://www.cavesauge.com/ https://www.lagrandeepicerie.com/en/cave-1/ When will you be in Paris? I'll second Ambassade. If you don't see something displ...
by Matt Fleming
April 21st, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Cognac eventually go bad ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1288

Re: Does Cognac eventually go bad ?

"bad"? no. Everything experiences oxidation.
by Matt Fleming
April 21st, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.

alan weinberg wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 11:13 am
lots of stuff for which we pay more than 100% more than in Europe. It’s the joys of the 3 tier system.
yup, the thread title is close to a non-sequitor. Agrapart in Paris 40% cheaper! to nobodies surprise.
by Matt Fleming
March 20th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Huet - Old Label Question
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Domaine Huet - Old Label Question

David_K wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 7:00 pm
George Chadwick wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 6:57 pm
You sure it's a Huet?
It says Huet in the small text on the lower left which got cut out of the picture.
additionally, the engraving on the '71 above is the exact same as on current labels, only scaled down.
by Matt Fleming
March 19th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 624
Views: 31280

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

that list is just nuts == the upgrade is to a Corton-Charlemagne with zero bottle age? One of the reasons you pay the tariff, or perhaps previously it was a reason, was because the restaurant cellared the wine.
by Matt Fleming
March 6th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: China is the #2 export market for French wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Re: China is the #2 export market for French wine

News flash: Rich countries which can only make crappy wine like to import vast quantities of good wine. -- Captain Obvious A bit unfair, but it raises a point: the most interesting data would be the cross-tabulated results. All wine, all countries, by all price points, import / export. My money on ...
by Matt Fleming
March 6th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: China is the #2 export market for French wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Re: China is the #2 export market for French wine

That's a very good point -- this is based on volume, not value. Since it's based on volume -- which means this reflects boatloads of cheap wine -- it's probably not being reexported from the UK. And one should never underestimate the Brits' capacity for drink. Never go drinking with a Brit if you n...
by Matt Fleming
March 6th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: China is the #2 export market for French wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Re: China is the #2 export market for French wine

Great per capita effort by Belgium. Combine consumption in Netherlands and Belgium and it surpasses China. The 2017 population in les pays bas: 28.5 million. ps: Germany 82 million. Our Belgian and Netherlandish friends know how to live. Perhaps they should go back to being 'Burgundian'.
by Matt Fleming
February 2nd, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Vin Chicago?
Replies: 18
Views: 839

Re: Tell me about Vin Chicago?

Buy with confidence.
by Matt Fleming
January 26th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 2901

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

Pretty easy for me to say it outclasses the second growths. Ducru, Pichon struggle in some off vintages. Palmer in, say, 1999? Fantastic wine.
by Matt Fleming
December 16th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 2423

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

Perfect thread.
by Matt Fleming
November 11th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 490
Views: 38339

Re: Chicago and suburbs

Not really sure where to post this, but the place is kind of a BYOB, but has anybody heard of Birch Road Cellar? There is one on Armitage. Appears to be a "private club" where you can store some wine, and then go there and drink it. https://www.birchroadcellar.com/ Wondering if anyone here in Chica...
by Matt Fleming
September 17th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2063
Views: 198701

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

CJ Beazley wrote:
September 17th, 2018, 3:23 pm
rfelthoven wrote:
September 17th, 2018, 3:00 pm
So he's already lying about the bourbon on social media? Unbelievable.
Aren’t there strict laws about where bourbon can be made, TABC laws etc. can he just fire off a tweet saying ‘ah I originally said Paris, but F it I changed my mind’?
so lose as to be non-existent in this case.
by Matt Fleming
August 19th, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 22512

Re: Adventures in Paris

I will have my son and daughter. 21 and 16, but they enjoy adult everything including beverages. Looking for accommodations now. Total of 5 people wife, son daughter and coworker of wife. Trying to find at least 3 bedrooms. I ended up VRBOing in Marais. Now to look for good wine store....all my wif...

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