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by c fu
June 14th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So...are beer/wine hyrbids a thing now? (Action Bronson 7000)
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: So...are beer/wine hyrbids a thing now? (Action Bronson 7000)

It’s just a fruited beer that has grapes in it. It’s not a beer/wine hybrid. This is the closest that I’ve had to a true wine/beer hybrid. It was actually tastier than I expected. The stout is fermented on the skins and napa cab sauv then aged in French oak for a year https://www.thebruery.com/beer/...
by c fu
June 13th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1966

Re: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

05 trollat is one of the greatest st josephs I’ve tasted. 06/07 gonon VV are very good but wasn’t at the level of the trollat. That is quite appraisal. What I have heard on my trips to Northern Rhone is during his last years monsieur Trollat wasn't really motivated and didn't make that great wines....
by c fu
June 12th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1966

Re: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

Nick Gangas wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Was there a recent release of the VV ?
2010 - chambers offered it (from what i heard). But Kermit hasn't brought it in yet.
by c fu
June 12th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 74254

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I thought i was the VIP =(
by c fu
June 11th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1966

Re: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

So it's risen almost to the price of Trollat, even though they aren't retired. Having never had either Trollat or Gonon VV, do people who have had both think that, given they have Trollat's vineyards, they are really making the same wine? Not that similar to me. 05 trollat is one of the greatest st...
by c fu
June 11th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1966

Re: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

So it's risen almost to the price of Trollat, even though they aren't retired. Having never had either Trollat or Gonon VV, do people who have had both think that, given they have Trollat's vineyards, they are really making the same wine? Not that similar to me. 05 trollat is one of the greatest st...
by c fu
June 10th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1539

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

Thought the same about 09, but I wonder if it just needs age to calm down. Doesn't hurt for a Clape to have a ton of fruit!
by c fu
June 9th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 74254

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Mike Maguire wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Any idea of how to access your orders pending fulfillment?
I emailed terry last week since the accounts got wiped online
by c fu
June 8th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone (update) and Barolo
Replies: 32
Views: 2624

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo

Jayson Cohen wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 6:23 am
Thanks for the notes. Genot-Boulanger is a new discovery for me this year. Whites are so fresh and punchy while still having generous weight and strong aromatics in mouth.
Ugh. We had a visit set up by missed the dumb train and missed appointment
by c fu
June 5th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11070
Views: 494282

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

13/14 lamy criots. Can’t get enough.
by c fu
June 5th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1495

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

with all the stories of wine storage employees stealing wine, why would anyone store at such a place where employees had access instead of a storage unit controlled just by the renter? I understand the convenience of having someone take in your wine but the risk . . . That's not what Wine Vault doe...
by c fu
June 5th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1495

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

Matt Latuchie wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 11:20 am
Are there any good options in the Inland Empire and/or Palm Springs? Recently moved to Las Vegas and there is only one offsite storage place here and it isn't great.
sounds like it's time for you to buy some Eurocaves/Le Cache in your 500000sq ft vegas home
by c fu
June 5th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 817
Views: 37750

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

And Felix still sells out 30 days in advance. I agree generally with Andy Wang's point of view: https://www.foodandwine.com/news/los-angeles-michelin-guide-announcement-reaction I disagree with his point that there should be a starred mexican, korean, thai restaurant just because we have a large hu...
by c fu
June 4th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 817
Views: 37750

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Do you guys think Cut is better than Spago? I think Cut is an exceptional steakhouse, but I think Spago (the tasting menu) offers a much better dining experience. I think Cut is a great steakhouse but I think Spago is a shell of its former self. Not sure why Cut gets a star and I'm totally fine wit...
by c fu
June 4th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 817
Views: 37750

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

In NYC Michelin Stars have almost zero impact on a restaurants success. Starred restaurants close all of the time. A small restaurant I frequent told me they get far more business from a 2 minute video that eater did and my instagram posts than from their Michelin star. Another small 1 star that cl...
by c fu
June 4th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2585

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

Robert M yers wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 3:37 am
Did they figure out who drank all the wine? Or were you slumped down against the wall with a bottle in each hand...champagne.gif
Ha, the head rep was there and encouraged everyone to finish off what was there.
by c fu
June 3rd, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2585

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

So - I was at a LVMH preview tasting yesterday and I probably drank 15 oz of the 2002 P2 from two separate bottles. It was funny, the way they set up the tasting for about 30 people was that Veuve Grand Damme 08 and 08 rose, Dom Ruinart 07, Dom Ruinart 04 Rose were in the front courtyard where ever...
by c fu
June 3rd, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2585

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

So - I was at a LVMH preview tasting yesterday and I probably drank 15 oz of the 2002 P2 from two separate bottles. It was funny, the way they set up the tasting for about 30 people was that Veuve Grand Damme 08 and 08 rose, Dom Ruinart 07, Dom Ruinart 04 Rose were in the front courtyard where every...
by c fu
June 3rd, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 817
Views: 37750

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I feel like they just gave some stars by pulling names out of a hat at random. How are Rustic Canyon and Dialogue on the same level (1 star)? Rustic Canyon is very good, but I'm shocked it is being regarded on the same level as Dialogue and even Maude. I'm surprised Spago and Scratch didn't make th...
by c fu
June 1st, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 817
Views: 37750

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Fu. What do you think over/under for total stars for LA? 40? 45? 50? Also, do you think anyone gets ***? Not Fu but my money is on Urasawa for three stars. I wonder two things 1) did they get a reservation this time 2) it got 2 stars years ago and is the same exact restaurant now. Wonder what will ...
by c fu
June 1st, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 817
Views: 37750

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Fu. What do you think over/under for total stars for LA? 40? 45? 50? Also, do you think anyone gets ***? If I had to guess one single *** it’d be vespertine. They go gaga for that type. I was thinking somewhere around 15-20or so *. I think I’m either gonna be spot on or really off and they’ll end u...
by c fu
June 1st, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42266

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Greg K wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 4:36 pm
YLee wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 3:31 pm
Those burgs looked tempting.
That Verset and Chave is what was tempting.
Damn my afternoon nap.
by c fu
May 31st, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 24
Views: 2570

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

But wasn´t Acker deeply involved in auctioning hyper criminal counterfeit bottles? https://p2d7x8x2.stackpathcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/john_kapon-300x300.jpg Doesn’t seem people care enough. Rudi selling his collection. Many burgundy domaines send their wines to acker. In the end...
by c fu
May 31st, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 24
Views: 2570

Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

Upcoming auction at Acker 218 lots of German wine from Rudi Wiest's personal collection.

71 Egon Scharzofberger Beerenauslese GK
71 Prum TBA GK

gonna be some monster prices on these wines
by c fu
May 31st, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 817
Views: 37750

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Michelin BIB Gourmands: https://la.eater.com/2019/5/28/18642988/michelin-bib-gourmand-los-angeles-orange-county-2019 Some notable omissions to me are Destroyer, Konbi and Kinjiro. It will be interesting to see the full star rankings for LA. Very interesting to see the full star rankings. Wouldn't m...
by c fu
May 31st, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1582

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Seems like an excuse for having a Florida food palate. Tell me more about your love for the fancy California Pizza Kitchen or the factory of Cheesecake Says the man that shows up to my house in baggy sweat clothes - Fu'Fu'Lemon - wolfs down a tray of stone crabs, every subsequent course presented, ...
by c fu
May 31st, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1582

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

you lost me at filet mignon You and your chicken wings... Charlie, these folks wonder how you and I stay so svelte and age-defiant. Eat leanly, folks, and drink well. Alcohol tastes better than fatty meat; less calories, too. Then come cycling with us in this brutal Florida heat. Fu would last 1/2 ...
by c fu
May 30th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1390

Re: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +

wtf my 16 Maestria last friday was super shut down.

i demand a refund
by c fu
May 30th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1390

Re: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +

Frenchie, re: the Benetiere, the aromatics of the wine, not the wine overall. Those Rhones weren't mine and I was glad to revisit both Levet and Benetiere again as these are followed by several people on Wine Talk. You are telling me to rest wines? Funny. Did you forget you know me and my approach ...
by c fu
May 30th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Organization
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: Wine Cellar Organization

what's the size of the offsite space?

my lockers i use tubes. Each cabinet can fit 40 tubes. Each tube is double deep. THen on top you can put magnums. There's enough space in the front to stand up bottles horizontal double deep
by c fu
May 29th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

There is low fill and there is this. Like ray said it’s super dark too. Let it stand for a few days and shine a light in its back and then decide
by c fu
May 29th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations from retailers
Replies: 19
Views: 1800

Re: Allocations from retailers

For those that get an allocation of something from a retailer, I’ve always had a few curiosities. How did it even come about? Did you ask, do they have a list, is it just good retailers who don’t want to flip and create some good will? How long had you been buying the wine before you knew you had/w...
by c fu
May 29th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 3936

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

One of the first things I would do with a time machine, would be travel back and purchase as much of the wine that I cannot acquire/afford now; So then the question becomes: when you bring it back, is it still release young, or has it aged? Enquiring minds want to know! hide it somewhere nice and c...
by c fu
May 27th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?
Replies: 17
Views: 1679

Re: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?

alan weinberg wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 10:55 am
nobody buys the paintings done by the guy who also used Picasso’s paints.
Why do Rouget and Meo sell for so much then?!? 😭😭
by c fu
May 27th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 30
Views: 419

Re: LA beer help

Mark Y wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 9:01 pm
Is bottle logic worth the drive?

big fan of their stouts (FO, etc).. but they are a 40 mins drive from Monkish..
do they have a good tap room where u can try the rare stuff?
No.
by c fu
May 24th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11070
Views: 494282

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

16 hubert lignier! Love that VV 1er MSD.
by c fu
May 24th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3287

Re: 2017 Gonon

I have a 96 Verset, bought on release. Will someone cover my airfare to Florida? neener Let's do it. I'll expense that sh*t. Fu knows. [cheers.gif] I can bring my last 96 Jamet. Was on fire last year IMO. Just drank the 96 juge. It was amazing. I thought of you guys. Even sent Alfert a picture with...
by c fu
May 22nd, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

3,000 dollars to ship 42 bottles of wine? Damn. You can't Fed Ex them? If you are truly compelled to transport them, that's hardly any space you are taking up. Keep them in the temperature controlled part of the vehicle with you and they will remain at the same temperature as you for the entire tri...
by c fu
May 22nd, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

Should not be an issue in that weather and in styrofoam boxes. Personally I’d just put them in lie flat boxes so they take up less space and put it inside the car with you while you drive so you worry even less. Then move the 3.5 cases with you into the hotel.
by c fu
May 20th, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas BBQ Spring Break
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Texas BBQ Spring Break

I was in Austin this past Tuesday - Friday for a work conference. I snuck out as best as possible for food and drink. Highlights were Franklin BBQ . My buddy arranged for takeout and we got 10lbs of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sausage with all the sides. Brought it back to the hotel and a bunch ...
by c fu
May 20th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 30
Views: 419

Re: LA beer help

Mark Y wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 9:09 pm
c fu wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 8:52 pm

If i was gonna go to one brewery in the downtown LA area it'd be highland park brewery. Their variety is excellent.
Cool.. good to know. what are they known for? haze? sour? stout?
lil bit of everything. But i'd say their hazy stuff is their weakest.
by c fu
May 20th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Brent's wife said "this wine is really expensive, let's open it." Okay... The 2017 Sandler Bien Nacido showed better. [whistle.gif] 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru (5/18/2019) Some funk on the nose required decanting. Li...
by c fu
May 20th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 30
Views: 419

Re: LA beer help

Bottle logic? Firestone walker? I was thinking about BL but it's out in Anaheim which is quite a haul from the LA/South Bay area where Mike wants to visit MT and Monkish,other than the Bruery, there is really nothing else out that way that justifies that insane drive. Cheers, Bud cool! is MT really...
by c fu
May 20th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42266

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I'd vouch for his wines. Good, traditional Cornas producer - he makes the real deal and is a decent value alternative to some of the super star producers if you actually want to drink the stuff. You can drink the Cuvee Casimir earlier, though I don't really like that bottling. I like the Chaillot b...
by c fu
May 20th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 2807

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

8 different vineyards is a light tuesday for most burgundy producers.
by c fu
May 19th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries
Replies: 24
Views: 1093

Re: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries

what do you like to drink?
by c fu
May 19th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: TN: 1999 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers

Such an underrated wine from dujac. Don’t think I’ve ever had a clunker, always so beautiful and tasty.

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