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by c fu
April 24th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10732
Views: 476849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Was doing so well. Then my brother sent me some pics of some unicorns and I couldn’t say no :(

85 and 95 juge cuvée c
15 & 16 lamy criots
14 cedric bouchard d’enfer
by c fu
April 24th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1373
Views: 67701

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Asked for 6 of the ledru from yesterday. Within 20 seconds. So we shall see
by c fu
April 23rd, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 54
Views: 2197

Re: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?

So, is your recommendation that we stop buying red Burgundy until this is figured out? Please, please, yes. It's certainly possible that there is a problem at some addresses, or specific wines. OTOH, I can't remember the last time I had an obviously bretty Burg. It's never been something I've notic...
by c fu
April 22nd, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2101

Re: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

J.Vizuete wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 7:48 pm
Those are great as well, thanks for the tip. Looks like he got a bottle of Rock and Hammer our of it ;)
Baxter promised me he’d open with me. I told him this is basically a blood pact of the highest order.
by c fu
April 22nd, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 376
Views: 30905

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Built this entirely myself: 1.5 yrs to build 2700 bottles, all rustic redwood and stacked stone with slate tile floor. R 30 in ceiling and R 25 walls. Cellar pro ducted 8500. Seating area for consumption/hang out. Maybe add a center island soon. https://i.imgur.com/pjK2qfJ.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com...
by c fu
April 21st, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2101

Re: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

I was lucky enough to have a glass on Friday next to Becky Hammon, one of the assistant coaches for the Spurs since 2014. I asked her what Pop thought about the article. She also thought it was flattering toward him, but said that he hates having private family business discussed openly (which I th...
by c fu
April 20th, 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 46
Views: 2900

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Jeremy, At the restaurants you are visiting, are you seeing Coche, Roulot or Ente on the wine lists? If so how is the pricing? Had 2009 Coche Rougeots for 210 EUR last week. Think that is about as good as you are going to get these days, the era of Meursault Village for 65 EUR a bottle off the list...
by c fu
April 18th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2101

Re: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

Back when I was a sommelier, I did wine service for Pop quite a bit. He’s a huge Burgundy guy with a great palate and I sold him lots of Raveneau and Roulot. I distinctly remember introducing him to the wines of Simon Bize and how excited he was to discover a new producer. Great guy. I posted an ar...
by c fu
April 18th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2101

Re: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

I love how the article demonstrates Pop's use of food, wine, dinners, etc as a tool to build family. It's a really good recipe. It also showcases a spirit of big generosity, something I think we could all use more of. And the last bit about the young somm he encourages... just great stuff. I think ...
by c fu
April 18th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10732
Views: 476849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Adrian Huntington wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 9:41 pm
c fu wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 11:50 am
a little bit of 16 allemand cause i didn't get offered Alain Verset.
Is the 2016 price similar to last year? I have contacted all six retailers I purchase from last year, but allocations are still being decided.
Dang six!

It was a purchase across the pond. Not in the states.
by c fu
April 18th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2101

Re: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

K John Joseph wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 7:56 am
I should have put in my resume for a legal position for the Spurs a decade ago. I really don't know what I was thinking...I mean other than consideration for my wife and her career and all that.
You didn’t have your priorities straight
by c fu
April 18th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2101

Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

From the author that brought you the NBA secret wine society. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26524600/secret-team-dinners-built-spurs-dynasty Seated at the head of one of those tables, beside a window that offers a sweeping view of the California state capitol building across the street, is Spur...
by c fu
April 17th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10732
Views: 476849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

a little bit of 16 allemand cause i didn't get offered Alain Verset.
by c fu
April 17th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA: 25% off Flannery CA Reserve Ribeyes, Through Fri., 4/19/19
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: PSA: 25% off Flannery CA Reserve Ribeyes, Through Fri., 4/19/19

Chris S p i k e s wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 8:15 am
Did you get notified by email? I'm just curious because I normally get all the emails, but didn't notice this one if so.
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by c fu
April 16th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Walter Scott X - Novo Chardonnay
Replies: 13
Views: 1060

Re: TN: 2017 Walter Scott X - Novo Chardonnay

Briefly, adding to Rick's comments, this vineyard aspect is east-southeast at approx. 550' elevation; planted in 2011 at a 5'x3' spacing, which is just under 3000 vines per acre. Two acres of CH with multiple selections/clones that I came to appreciate having worked with them at some point during m...
by c fu
April 16th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Walter Scott X - Novo Chardonnay
Replies: 13
Views: 1060

Re: TN: 2017 Walter Scott X - Novo Chardonnay

Mark Y wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 6:50 am
Any one have experience with aging Walter Scott?

How does the aging curve look for their chards?
2012s are smoking right now.
by c fu
April 15th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10732
Views: 476849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 10:27 pm
one more bottle of 14 Raveneau MdT.
that wine is so damn good.
by c fu
April 15th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 François Raveneau Chablis (France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: TN: 2009 François Raveneau Chablis (France, Burgundy, Chablis)

Matthew King wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Appreciate notes. I have a few bottles of this.

I’ve heard that Raveneau’s simple AC bottle is a bit of a rare find on US shores, much like Roumier Bourgogne.
got a couple in my allo for 2016. Pricey though like Alan said
by c fu
April 15th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Austin, TX: any can't miss restaurants?
Replies: 87
Views: 5230

Re: Austin, TX: any can't miss restaurants?

Bump.

Casual spots for dinner? Kid(s) friendly?
by c fu
April 15th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long to leave bottle upright for sediment to settle?
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: How long to leave bottle upright for sediment to settle?

surprised it'd have that much sediment. But a couple days should suffice at that age
by c fu
April 15th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377493

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Jerome, I've never done an Etre order. In other news, Ashley and are planning a quick stop at Monkish tmrw. Probably in the noon - 2pm window. If any of y'all are there, dont be a stranger. https://www.lambicworld.com/shop/ these guys are pretty good. I've bought from them in the past many times. T...
by c fu
April 15th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 21
Views: 904

Re: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

I seem to remember a lot of complaints about the price on the Envoyer Champagne thread, and I was almost remorseful about my purchase until I opened one. Drank a V16 bottle last night. Gorgeous, but I’ll leave my remaining bottles alone for quite some time. What was the price at envoyer? $69.99 not...
by c fu
April 15th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 21
Views: 904

Re: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

Warren Taranow wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 11:16 am
I seem to remember a lot of complaints about the price on the Envoyer Champagne thread, and I was almost remorseful about my purchase until I opened one.

Drank a V16 bottle last night. Gorgeous, but I’ll leave my remaining bottles alone for quite some time.
What was the price at envoyer?
by c fu
April 15th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's with K&L and all those six-packs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: What's with K&L and all those six-packs?

Don't know who that guy is but lately K&L has been offering a lot of 6-pack only purchases as you can see in their live product feed, all of which are special order wines. Just curious if this is really standard practice in other shops / retailers. I for one rarely see this online, but that is just...
by c fu
April 14th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016
Replies: 42
Views: 2593

Re: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 5:20 pm
2015 Juge was its last year. I’m pretty sure I posted a note on this site. Solid, but 2013, 2011 and 2010 better, with 2014 being no slouch.
Quite a few notes on CT as well
by c fu
April 14th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 21
Views: 904

Re: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

David_K wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 5:39 am
How does the '16 compare with the '15? I'm sitting on a couple of the '15s.
15 has more acid. 16 more lush.
by c fu
April 13th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 21
Views: 904

Re: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Trying hard to not grab one of my 2016s...
16s are tasty. Much rounder and more “wine” like.
by c fu
April 13th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016
Replies: 42
Views: 2593

Re: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016

First post. Wants six btls of 16 allemand Reynard
by c fu
April 13th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2254

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

I get answering anonymous polls like this, but I'm always surprised by the specificity in which people post about how many bottles they own and how much they cost. Exactly. If for no other reason than the assumptions and judgment. It's telling that no one with truly a lot of expensive champagne wou...
by c fu
April 12th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2254

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

Howard Cooper wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 4:43 pm
For the people voting over $100, how many bottles of Champagne do you have?
278 in 54 wines.
by c fu
April 12th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food
Replies: 6
Views: 340

From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food



I cannot wait for this. I live for street food in Asia.
by c fu
April 11th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 763
Views: 35777

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I went to Auburn this week. Great service. Private room is amazing - feels like you're in a living room. Food visually is impressive, the plating is great. Flavor wise.. i wish it popped and sometimes the flavors kinda conflict. One example There's a hamachi crudo dish with celery and strawberry. T...
by c fu
April 11th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 763
Views: 35777

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I went to Auburn this week. Great service. Private room is amazing - feels like you're in a living room. Food visually is impressive, the plating is great. Flavor wise.. i wish it popped and sometimes the flavors kinda conflict. One example There's a hamachi crudo dish with celery and strawberry. TH...
by c fu
April 9th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1159

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

Hasn't Fu spent mortgage payments chasing these things?!? [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] What a waste of money on my part. I just don’t understand why they are so damn expensive considering they are sustainable. Certainly tasty but price quality ratio is low Give me live king crab or dungeness any day of th...
by c fu
April 9th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bartolo Mascarello Barolo : 2013/2004 verticale (all magnums)
Replies: 17
Views: 1222

Re: Bartolo Mascarello Barolo : 2013/2004 verticale (all magnums)

My guess is this was meant to be educational and help people understand the wines and their evolution between the passing of the torch to MT. If you’ve got it like that, then go for it. As hard as these are to find in magnum...I’d have a hard time opening them this early. Then again...I’m planning ...
by c fu
April 8th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1446

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

Fedex home delivery delivers tuesday-saturday. That's pretty much the difference from ground which is Monday-Friday. It also costs more
by c fu
April 6th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10732
Views: 476849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

17 dauvissat
by c fu
April 4th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10732
Views: 476849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert M yers wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 1:55 pm
c fu wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 8:44 am
Assorted allemands
Did the price drop somewhere? [rofl.gif]
Cheap enough ;). Picked up some back vintages I was eyeing as well
by c fu
April 4th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 57
Views: 1878

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Arrival. Boom.
by c fu
April 4th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: French TNs: Dujac, Voge, Mugnier
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: French TNs: Dujac, Voge, Mugnier

Rauno E (NZ) wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 6:16 pm
I recently had a couple of the '16 Dujac MSDs too. I'm usually quite disciplined about holding off straight after delivery, but decided one was worth a try. It was so good I had to open a second :). Your note is spot on.
The crew at Dujac knocked it out of the park in 2016.
by c fu
April 4th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10732
Views: 476849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Assorted allemands
by c fu
April 4th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37455

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Yeah no kidding. greg just putting feelers out, hoping people will bite. I remember you saying something like that about last year's offer but I don't recall a subsequent one from them that was lower. They aren’t the only retailer that offers allemand though. Pretty much every retailer in so cal wi...
by c fu
April 4th, 2019, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37455

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

RyanC wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 7:25 pm
Jeremy C wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 6:48 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 6:33 pm
Allemand prices continue their meteoric rise ... I am officially *way out* of that game.
Seriously.
Yeah no kidding.
greg just putting feelers out, hoping people will bite.
by c fu
April 2nd, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 1880

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

So either bring something better than domestic sparkling or bring $250. Seems fair to me🍷. Robert he's joking. I'd love to try the Ultramarine and maybe I'll learn why everyone is nuts about it LOL. Getting old George, we had one when I was up last time about a year ago! I forgot who opened it, but...
by c fu
April 2nd, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 57
Views: 1878

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Ordered a bunch of T bones of varying sizes, also got some sirloin cap. Can't wait for the delivery!
by c fu
April 2nd, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas BBQ Spring Break
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: Texas BBQ Spring Break

Awesome. Heading to Austin with the family for a few days. Good info. Gonna pre order my food for franklins
by c fu
March 29th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10732
Views: 476849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Scant amounts of 16 raveneau
by c fu
March 28th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10732
Views: 476849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

a bottle of Lamy Criots Batard Haute Densité 2015. Never had this wine. Stoked. No doubt. I saw this listing yesterday. Tell us how it is if you are not rolling the dice on aging. gonna wait at least a year or two, but will do. Amazing wine. I have some of the other vintages. Let’s drink em!
by c fu
March 27th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Re: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture

IMO, i wish the email acknowledged that there was a Realm before 2012 (thanks to Juan) which made great wines. most will say the wines have improved and I would agree. nonetheless, the first line of the email is somewhat misleading. thought the wines were pretty stellar when I tasted there back in ...
by c fu
March 27th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Walter Scott X - Novo Chardonnay
Replies: 13
Views: 1060

Re: TN: 2017 Walter Scott X - Novo Chardonnay

Kris Patten wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 8:12 am
How were the different seafoods from Nola, any favorites?
Mackerel was super. So was the “reserve” tuna belly. Sardines as good as ever.

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