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by c fu
November 11th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Fete du Champagne 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: La Fete du Champagne 2019

Charlie, the tasting note sheet had it listed as "Les Beguines 2014" but I was told it was the 2015. Busy table so I didn't ask too many questions. Here's a generic photo of a Beguines label. You can see that the "Beguines" is so light that you can easily not be able to read it, especially from sev...
by c fu
November 11th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Fete du Champagne 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: La Fete du Champagne 2019

what's the Prevost Extra Brut 2015? Anyone got a picture?
by c fu
November 9th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 357
Views: 18311

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Opened two bottles from my recent shipment from Panzer. Good from pop and pour. Way better than the first bottle I had. Really pretty wines. Lots of fruit but not hot / over ripe/ alcoholic. Even had one open for 36 hours and still showed well - strong acid, light fleshy fruit and good structure. O...
by c fu
November 9th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 121
Views: 5299

Re: The Screaming Eagle of Chicken Sandwiches

GregT wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 12:17 am
I understand the excitement.

Another generic, industrial-strength overcooked piece of chicken.

Sign me up!
Definitely not over cooked.
by c fu
November 8th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 357
Views: 18311

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Opened two bottles from my recent shipment from Panzer.

Good from pop and pour. Way better than the first bottle I had. Really pretty wines. Lots of fruit but not hot / over ripe/ alcoholic. Even had one open for 36 hours and still showed well - strong acid, light fleshy fruit and good structure.
by c fu
November 7th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Fu must have made an impression on my impressionable son, he now wears Lululemon. And who the heck uses the term “joggers”? It’s called running, unless you are fat and slow. As I explained it to your unfashionable self - joggers are a hybrid of regular pants + sweatpants. Basically fitted tapered s...
by c fu
November 7th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Amazingly I was the only one who brought my own stems. The rest of the crew - the true ballers - used the restaurant Libbeys. No thanks. I'll be the dork who brings his own Gabriel Glas Gold stems in a Wine Check Stemware case, like a BOSS. The 2010 Jamet was extraordinary among the rest of the win...
by c fu
November 7th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Oh come on, I know you've used it. As in "take a jog to the right at aisle 9, the Klondike bars are about half way down" Please, Alan, you are insulting me. Landed gentry does not shop for basic staples. Can we get back to these unicorn wines and how they paired with sexy jeans? Amazingly I was the...
by c fu
November 7th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Fu must have made an impression on my impressionable son, he now wears Lululemon. And who the heck uses the term “joggers”? It’s called running, unless you are fat and slow. As I explained it to your unfashionable self - joggers are a hybrid of regular pants + sweatpants. Basically fitted tapered s...
by c fu
November 7th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Jeans? Oh.. so he dressed up for the occasion. Actually I'm not entirely sure - I focused on his eyes, rather than his rear end. They are both big and round. The butt, not just the eyes. Not that I looked, but he was wearing skin tight sweats. I saw things. They are called joggers. It's called fash...
by c fu
November 7th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Awesome night, thanks for sharing the details and pics. One minor quibble: stop being total dorks and post some pics of the dudes enjoying the evening, too. Hopefully, not close-ups of Fu in his Lulus. You wouldn't have been disappointed at Charlie's choice of dinner wear. A Disneyland t-shirt and ...
by c fu
November 7th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

M1chael Dom1ngo wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 9:58 am
J.Vizuete wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 5:04 am
Well that looks magical. What’s the difference between climax and normal Closerie Beguines?
It was two years in barrel, two years on lees in bottle, and had 3 years post disgorgement aging before release.
also a specific plot within Beguines that he really liked.
by c fu
November 7th, 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 4:52 pm
ryancurry wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Gotta shoot those insta pics in square mode!!

Great evening. Champagne was a real treat Charlie.
I know - I'm such an Insta Rookie. #ashamed
I was gonna make fun of you, but you were feeling special after being invited to dinner.
by c fu
November 6th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Ed Gonzales wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 12:15 pm
wait..they invited you?
Pity invite.

I get invited to Rhone tastings, not Burg.
don't you know our Rhone dinners are the hottest tix in town!? You can drink burgs with anyone!
by c fu
November 6th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Nsfw thread title todd. Great wine. Great ppl. Great food. All equals a great time. An orgasmic experience
by c fu
November 5th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2725

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

FWIW: Given house style, I enjoy the wines in less solar years. Tones down the burliness and extraction. Here’s my note from recent 01 Bonnes Mares: About the most transparent Vogue or Bonnes Mares wine I have ever had. Fabulous nose of crushed raspberry and soil. Super elegant but structured in a ...
by c fu
November 5th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4862

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Sorry if my response seemed "entitled". Perhaps it was. Entitled to communication to understand the "etiquette" is indeed the issue. Everyone is "entitled" all around to know the rules/mores/"etiquette". We were clueless. Perhaps because third parties were involved; perhaps because we are. But, as ...
by c fu
November 4th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping from CA to East Coast
Replies: 14
Views: 724

Re: Shipping from CA to East Coast

They are probably dropping it off at 4pm so you’re already past the high. The temperatures drop really quick right now.
by c fu
November 4th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 83
Views: 4739

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 5:19 pm
1996 Verset Cornas
2006 Gonon Vieille Vignes
2008 Roulot Mei Chavaux
1985 Chateau Magdelaine

In terms of discovery, I’ve been introduced to the Pinots of Williams Selyem and have dug them.
my heart warms that i brought such joy to your year
by c fu
October 30th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Marcel Juge Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 51
Views: 3723

Re: TN: 2015 Marcel Juge Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

I was able to get 1 mag of the 2015. It was $140. Retail release on mags has been between $120 and $140 for a few years. For the secondary pricing of new release Juge, I don’t understand why the interested buyer isn’t sourcing Verset and Allemand from the 90s. because you cant send out an Instagram...
by c fu
October 30th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1443

Re: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?

Jay, to answer you question.....rather than 'leaning towards' Mousse and Chartogne-Taillet, just do them. These are excellent producers, are in my own cellar and make terrific wines. As for the remaining list, I would do Dhondt-Grellet, Pierre Gerbais and Etienne Calsac. Visit their tables and test...
by c fu
October 30th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1443

Re: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?

Jay Miller wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 7:02 am
Jayson Cohen wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 7:00 am
I like Rodez. So that’s three.
I tried them at my first two La Fetes and decided I wouldn't waste any more time as they weren't for me.
just target their single vineyard stuff.
by c fu
October 30th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking for people interested in getting paid for hosting wine tastings via video chat
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Looking for people interested in getting paid for hosting wine tastings via video chat

You came to the right place. There is no shortage of “wine experts” here. [stirthepothal.gif] Haha That brings up a good point - We've gone back and forth on what to call the "Wine Expert" in this scenario because it means different things to different people. In my eyes, most people here know more...
by c fu
October 29th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1443

Re: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?

Jay, to answer you question.....rather than 'leaning towards' Mousse and Chartogne-Taillet, just do them. These are excellent producers, are in my own cellar and make terrific wines. Agreed. Just tasted through their lineup yesterday. Cedric and alex are making really awesome champagne. Cool young ...
by c fu
October 28th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP: Marcel Juge
Replies: 19
Views: 1854

Re: RIP: Marcel Juge

Man. Rip. Wish I had the chance to visit him.
by c fu
October 27th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: BEWARE: DO NOT RESPOND TO OFFERS FROM CLEE FOR MACDONALD
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: BEWARE: DO NOT RESPOND TO OFFERS FROM CHRIS LEE FOR MACDONALD

Multiple members on this board have been contacted by a Chris Lee via email stating he has Macdonald to sell. One member has already been scammed. Do not buy wine from him. Should there be a scam sticky in wine talk?? He’s contacting people inquiring in this forum. So best to just put it here.
by c fu
October 26th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: BEWARE: DO NOT RESPOND TO OFFERS FROM CLEE FOR MACDONALD
Replies: 2
Views: 776

BEWARE: DO NOT RESPOND TO OFFERS FROM CLEE FOR MACDONALD

Multiple members on this board have been contacted by a CLEE via email stating he has Macdonald to sell. One member has already been scammed.

Do not buy wine from him.
by c fu
October 26th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s

Seepage/soaked corks are par for the course on the 2010 Noellat. Other than a few super reduced bottles they all taste fine
by c fu
October 21st, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8289

Re: Another Flannery PSA

AlexS wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 1:06 pm
Grabbed some rib steaks and a sirloin cap.

I'm weak.

...

Fu - how much time did you give the Pichana in the oven before searing? Looks really good.
I don’t remember exactly. I just brought it up to 120 and pulled. Not as much carryover as I expected so I’d probably take it even higher.
by c fu
October 21st, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8289

Re: Another Flannery PSA

http://www.flannerybeef.com/butcher/prime-beef/dry-aged-ca-reserve/california-reserve-dry-aged-picanha.html?utm_source=Flannery+Beef+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2d75c37522-Oct2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_04b8e72df2-2d75c37522-67279673&mc_cid=2d75c37522&mc_eid=c616259704 http://www.flannerybeef.com/...
by c fu
October 21st, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8289

Re: Another Flannery PSA

http://www.flannerybeef.com/butcher/prime-beef/dry-aged-ca-reserve/california-reserve-dry-aged-picanha.html?utm_source=Flannery+Beef+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2d75c37522-Oct2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_04b8e72df2-2d75c37522-67279673&mc_cid=2d75c37522&mc_eid=c616259704 http://www.flannerybeef.com/b...
by c fu
October 21st, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1563

Re: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines

Jero or go home. haha... but for real, do they make the wine in jeros or decant after made? Verboten for 10-12?? or so years for jero's. Secondary fermentation has to be in bottle for 3L or smaller, unless regulations have recently changed which I'm not aware of. I was told that Krug ages in 750 th...
by c fu
October 20th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beer in Los Angeles?
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Beer in Los Angeles?

Hi. Some great intel on this topic in these threads, but was hoping you all could confirm some ideas. I’m in a hotel for a couple of days in West Hollywood and will have a car. Monkish is probably too far, so I’m thinking Highland Park, Mikkeller and Modern Times? Is that a solid trio? Preference i...
by c fu
October 19th, 2019, 11:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1563

Re: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines

Fred. Can't argue with you on the 88's. Had my first of the newly released 88 Collection this week and it was superb. My personal favorite Krug vintage by far. The 96 is interesting though. In the years after its release, we had numerous (really, very numerous) comprehensive horizontal tastings of ...
by c fu
October 19th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: juge hunter: astor wines edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: juge hunter: astor wines edition

Jayson Cohen wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Prices are now over $400 for both ‘14 and ‘15 at retail and auction from what I’ve seen and more toward $450-500 retail, although supply and therefore sales are scarce.
In June hdh had a 6 pack of 15 juge. Went for under 300 a btl for their live auction. Might be a 2015 thing
by c fu
October 14th, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends

Long awaited epic dinner centered around the legendary Krug Clos Du Mesnil - a Blanc de Blanc made from a small walled parcel owned by Krug. We have been talking about it for the last couple months and it finally arrived! It all centered around our buddy having a bottle of 85 Krug Mesnil sitting in ...
by c fu
October 11th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12067
Views: 578407

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

11/13 Bernard moreau chev *drool*
by c fu
October 10th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1780

Re: T we N: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

Zachary Ross wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 1:54 pm
I bought my one bottle of '06 Gonon VV off the shelf at Chambers in May 2011 ($52) and drank it soon thereafter with Salil and Tooch. It was amazing.
128 for the 10 VV and split the cost with Another guy at dinner.

*shrug*
by c fu
October 10th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1780

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

This is a serious question [and I honestly don't know the answer to it]: What do you gain by committing infanticide on a $600 bottle of wine? Would it not be a vastly more satisfying experience if you were to hold the bottle for another 20 or 40 or 60 years, until it was actually ready to be consum...
by c fu
October 10th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1780

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

can anyone speak to whether this difference Fu noted between the VV and the regular St Joe is consistent vintage to vintage with the VV being more elegant of the two? does one bottling seem to more resemble a Trollot than the other typically? Trollat and the VV aren't particularly similar. Trollat ...
by c fu
October 9th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: You know you are on the right track in Venice when...
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: You know you are on the right track in Venice when...

Scott Watkins wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Kenny H wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 10:13 am
You see evidence of Jeremy

116D8CFE-BE76-4926-9E05-E34479773E64.jpeg
That's great! champagne.gif
reply to my email ;p
by c fu
October 9th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Defrauded by someone posing as WB member
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Defrauded by someone posing as WB member

Did this person set up a WB profile, have posts etc., and then used this 'mature' account to defraud? Or are you saying this person represented they were someone else who has a legitimate WB account? Someone who has the same name as another user in the same state. We combed through our records, see...
by c fu
October 9th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 111
Views: 5556

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

Hank Victor wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Had 1 bottle last December and it was really bad.... Sitting on 5 more and waiting for the right moment. Cellartracker scores are all over the place.
same. i really enjoyed the 16. The 17 on the otherhand...
by c fu
October 9th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Defrauded by someone posing as WB member
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Defrauded by someone posing as WB member

Just a PSA for the group - a few weeks back I posted an ISO for Macdonald Cab on Commerce Corner. I was emailed by someone posing as "Chris Lee" from Wa State who offered the current 2016's as well as previous vintages. I did a cursory check and saw that he was a member and was from Washington Stat...
by c fu
October 9th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2134

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

04 allemand is so good right now.

Man I love me some allemand.
by c fu
October 9th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1780

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

Nick Gangas wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 5:10 pm
man you are the ultimate balla !
aren't you sitting on two cases of the 10 VV?!
by c fu
October 8th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1780

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

I had the 2006 VV over the weekend and it was indeed ridiculous. Most intense note of briny black olive that I can remember in a wine. I guess the hype is warranted. Was at least on par with the 1995 and 1999 Verset and all 3 Allemand 1999s. Too bad it's so expensive. But yeah, drinking wine is awe...
by c fu
October 8th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 krug
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: 2006 krug

Is that pre arrival for Envoyer? or in stock? Didn't know it's officially released yet to retail. Going to a release "party" in a couple weeks for it.
by c fu
October 8th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1780

TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

Got together with some friends to celebrate a birthday. The 2010 Gonon VVs had just arrived so we were giddy to pop a bottle. A regular St Joseph was pulled as a side by side and I brought along a 2005 Raymond Trollat (his vines were sold to Gonon to create the VV bottling). Other wines were consume...
by c fu
October 8th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27098

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

is the cost of the tariff based on the winery price or the price the importer will be selling it at?

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