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by Ethan Abraham
January 26th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Burgundy for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Burgundy for sale

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by Ethan Abraham
January 24th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Burgs at Home via Coravin
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: TN: 2017 Burgs at Home via Coravin

Finished up the guillemot tonight, showed a bit more fruit sweetness than the first time around. Really delicious.
by Ethan Abraham
January 23rd, 2021, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magdelaine 1998
Replies: 15
Views: 792

Re: Magdelaine 1998

Grabbed a half case of this earlier this year from auction...hope they show well!
by Ethan Abraham
January 21st, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières
Replies: 13
Views: 640

Re: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières

I believe that starting in 2018 vintage they are all labelled Pierre or Anne, no more Boisson-Vadot
by Ethan Abraham
January 21st, 2021, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières
Replies: 13
Views: 640

Re: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières

We unfortunately had an advanced bottle of this over the summer. Haven't heard of too many issues with this producer in general though.
by Ethan Abraham
January 20th, 2021, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 189
Views: 8411

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

Jay Miller wrote: January 20th, 2021, 3:49 am
J. Galang wrote: January 19th, 2021, 8:44 pm I know it is a very small sample size, but I am a tad surprised that 2015 is higher than 2016 in terms of votes.
All the people who prefer 2016 to 2015 are voting 2010 instead. At least I did.
A nice illustration of why rank order voting is important.
by Ethan Abraham
January 17th, 2021, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 3857

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

My waaaay below drinking age daughter already gets a kick out if when we open her year, even though she's still years ago from even being given a sip.
by Ethan Abraham
January 11th, 2021, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 Questions about aging rosé
Replies: 33
Views: 1671

Re: 2 Questions about aging rosé

Strangest rose aging experience I had was a sandlands one that got lost in the fridge. After a bunch of years it just tasted like...nothing.
by Ethan Abraham
January 10th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?
Replies: 36
Views: 1727

Re: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?

I'd be curious if auction houses have any good data about label condition vs sale price. Tough to have a ton of data, but perhaps interesting. For small lots I would think the biggest effect would be the end buyer. I imagine a consultant or retailer would be less willing to pay the "going rate&...
by Ethan Abraham
January 9th, 2021, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12689
Views: 510149

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Fevre MdT - not surprisingly given the vintage this resembles a cdb more than a chablis (esp with some reduction on night 1) but it's still very delicious.
by Ethan Abraham
January 8th, 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Burgs at Home via Coravin
Replies: 5
Views: 737

TN: 2017 Burgs at Home via Coravin

Ordered some wines from a new store and already over the free shipping, so figured I'd add some 2017 burgs to give them a go. Both showed well, and reminded me why it's so fun to do side by side tastings. 2017 Domaine Joseph Roty Marsannay Ouzeloy - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Marsannay Darker ...
by Ethan Abraham
January 1st, 2021, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3689

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

2008 Cristal. Went great with linguini with clams and some broiled lobster. Richer and darker than the first time I had it, so delicious.
by Ethan Abraham
January 1st, 2021, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich „Felsenberg“ GG - open 2014 now!
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: TN: 2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich „Felsenberg“ GG - open 2014 now!

Just don't mention the spatlese gk and we'll be ok...
by Ethan Abraham
December 28th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15348
Views: 786536

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Ramonet Clos de la Boudriotte rouge x 4 Still a bunch at benchmark I think Yes. I was tempted again by those in the Unsold Lots email. I bought the ‘16 that way for a good price a couple months ago. There were a lot of tempting things in that email. Than I realized 15% commission, CA tax (I as...
by Ethan Abraham
December 25th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 114
Views: 4812

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

France 50%
Germany 23%
USA 13%
Italy 11%
Germany mostly white, Italy all red, US and France probably 60/40 red/white.
by Ethan Abraham
December 24th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1526
Views: 96761

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Wow this must explain why I was able to get all that Allemand at $150 a bottle even when I responded pretty late.
[snort.gif]
by Ethan Abraham
December 24th, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1526
Views: 96761

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Got 4 offers yesterday. Must be email problem
by Ethan Abraham
December 22nd, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15348
Views: 786536

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sort of a hodgepodge in what may be my last purchases of the year, depending on how Zachys resolves the auction that got hijacked over the weekend. 2016 Elio Grasso Gavarini Chiniera 2016 Lail J Daniel Cuvee 2017 Cheval des Andes 2019 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Spatlese 2012 Delamotte BdB ...
by Ethan Abraham
December 20th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6974

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

I got one each of 16 and 17 gallet...so tempting to pop one rather than send into deep deep storage.
by Ethan Abraham
December 19th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Cellar of Joseph Phelps to be Sold
Replies: 45
Views: 6213

Re: Private Cellar of Joseph Phelps to be Sold

Prices seemed fairly in line today, though no longer the Phelps cellar. Lost a few lots that I prebid in line but not aggressively by one increment.
by Ethan Abraham
December 12th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4560

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

It's too bad none of the "festivals" (la fiesta, le paulee) could do something like this, though understandably it's much harder to do with already bottled wines.
by Ethan Abraham
December 6th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 321
Views: 23031

Re: Grassl Glassware

Love our grassles. Hoping for a berserkerday offer so I can refresh my stock as we've broken a bunch through general misuse. Never broken in the dishwasher (again, absent misuse/stupidity).
by Ethan Abraham
December 5th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Software Update Mobile View
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: Software Update Mobile View

Todd F r e n c h wrote: December 5th, 2020, 9:42 am
Ethan Abraham wrote: December 5th, 2020, 9:38 am You changed something in the last hour to get rid of the large frame of the name of the poster, but now I don't see the name at all!
Give us a chance to work through it - figuring it all out
No worries! Just trying to be a helpful bug reporter.
by Ethan Abraham
December 5th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Software Update Mobile View
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: Software Update Mobile View

You changed something in the last hour to get rid of the large frame of the name of the poster, but now I don't see the name at all!
by Ethan Abraham
December 4th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 7972

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

The only producers I bought more than a couple bottles so far were
D'angerville
Barthod
Dujac
Fourrier
M-G
Jadot
Definitely a bunch that I skipped or just bought a couple bottles.
Happy to take anyone's Roumier or Mugnier allocation who wants to skip the vintage! [snort.gif]
by Ethan Abraham
December 1st, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15348
Views: 786536

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2000 Girardin Batard
1999 Lafarge Beaune Greves
Had that 2010 barthod in my cart but looks like warren got to it first! The 2010 bertheau Chambolle 1er was also a nice grab whoever got it.
by Ethan Abraham
November 30th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1047
Views: 54885

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Might be my one and only time posting here, but I was pleased with myself for consuming more than I purchased for the first time in years.
7 in, 13 out. (or 10 in if you count by invoice date rather than request date, but still good!)
by Ethan Abraham
November 29th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving
Replies: 49
Views: 2140

Re: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving

We did takeout too! I've probably cooked more this year than the past 3 years combined, cooking on Thanksgiving would have been just another chore. Plus cooking 6-8 dishes for 6 people seemed like overkill. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/kitchen-notes/the-joylessness-of-cooking - not a bad descri...
by Ethan Abraham
November 28th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2017 Bouchard Père et Fils Chambertin-Clos de Bèze - a real wow wine
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: TN - 2017 Bouchard Père et Fils Chambertin-Clos de Bèze - a real wow wine

Just opened a brilliant 2012 Trapet. Trapet are really doing exciting things in the vineyards. Jean-Louis children are getting more and more involved and he himself seems to have more energy every time I visit. Time to stock up! In the US at least the price for the Chambertin has exactly doubled fr...
by Ethan Abraham
November 27th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12679

Re: Black Friday Sales

I have to say this is the worst Black Friday sales I have ever seen locally and nationwide. Minneapolis had zero deals and you would think this year it would be the opposite. Not sure why you would think it would be the opposite. Everything shows that people are buying way more alcohol this year th...
by Ethan Abraham
November 27th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12679

Re: Black Friday Sales

Wally's has a random selection on sale with free shipping on half case. The only thing of interest I saw was 2017 graillot crozes for $30. Lots of very old (and pricey) Riesling too.
by Ethan Abraham
November 27th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Black friday deals?
Replies: 0
Views: 762

Black friday deals?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/travel/black-friday-deals-virus.html Rosewood 40% is nice, though only through June 2021. Explora has a nice discount through March 2022. Seven Stars in turks has 50-60% off, pretty nice, also through 2021. Anyone find anything else? Especially with booking through...
by Ethan Abraham
November 27th, 2020, 4:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14316

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Bubbles - 2009 Agrapart Avizoise and 2010 Ultramarine Heintz. White - 2011 Lafon Charmes 2018 bachelet-monnot puligny (value/discovery) 2017 Falkenstein KE spatlese AP 14 (though tbh you could probably substitute quite a few Riesling from Falkenstein, Schafer-Frohlich, willi schaefer or Keller here)...
by Ethan Abraham
November 25th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great California Chardonnay - old enough to vote
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Great California Chardonnay - old enough to vote

I grabbed two 98 mags on last bottle (I think that's also from BP), $39!!! They were great, had em maybe 5 years ago.
by Ethan Abraham
November 25th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most impractical wine in the cellar?
Replies: 77
Views: 3683

Re: Most impractical wine in the cellar?

The only thing I could think of that beats that is an even larger bottle of desert wine. I bought a 3L of Lauer barrel x but I figure that will make a great bottle to bring to a summer party.
by Ethan Abraham
November 25th, 2020, 3:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot 2019's
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: Jadot 2019's

Fared very well in some of Don Cornwall's recent tastings after they switched to diam.
by Ethan Abraham
November 24th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2920

Re: Truffles 2020

Had a great 1oz from regalis, they have 15% off first time purchase and free shipping over $250. Filled out the order with some nice cheeses, the one item with reasonable prices.
by Ethan Abraham
November 22nd, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8975
Views: 1378361

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

Not questioning Don's great work on this at all, but is it always the case that mismatched bottles from the same producer/vintage of older wines always indicate counterfeits? I thought that before say the 1960s or 1970s (not sure when), it was sometimes the case that merchants bottled the wine from...
by Ethan Abraham
November 22nd, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431434

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Opened an old Garagiste wine that I must have bought about 10 years ago but forgot about. 2009 Francois Blanchard Le Grand Clere. The wine itself was fine, sort of generic reductive raspberry natural wine (you would never peg this is cab franc!). But the interest part, the closure was A WAXED CROWN ...
by Ethan Abraham
November 19th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MUSSELS with CHORIZO
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

Re: MUSSELS with CHORIZO

Delicious. I like to add cannellini or any other good white bean to make it a bit more filling, and they taste great too.
by Ethan Abraham
November 13th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?
Replies: 47
Views: 2874

Re: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?

Just skip some releases. I used to order a lot from both Bedrock and Carlisle but just had too much and didn't drink them often . FWIW Carlisle stopped offering me wines after a skipped two years, but Bedrock kept sending me offers and I ordered again this year after a 5 year break. (No issue with t...
by Ethan Abraham
November 12th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese #8
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: TN: 2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese #8

Sounds great. I don't buy much of their Graacher Himmelreich but maybe I should! Their wines really show well young.
by Ethan Abraham
November 12th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2920

Re: Truffles 2020

Any updates? Quality? Coupon codes? Seems like sabatini a few dollars less than urbani right now (though i don't know where shipping shakes out). Also for a first-time truffle orderer, if the plan is maybe one dinner for 2 with a little left for some eggs, is 1 oz enough?
by Ethan Abraham
November 9th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 581
Views: 37267

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Opened an 88 Dickerson Zin tonight, excellent. The color was crazy, you would have no idea of its age from looking at it. The wine was great too, properly showing its age.
by Ethan Abraham
November 5th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one village/town/city in Italy...
Replies: 50
Views: 1899

Re: If only one village/town/city in Italy...

Josh Grossman wrote: November 5th, 2020, 8:18 am Bolzano. The Dolomites are the most beautiful mountains in the world. It's surrounded by vineyards. They speak German (I speak German and not Italian).
Never been but currently very near the top of my list of places to visit. Quite warm as well despite being in the mountains, right?
by Ethan Abraham
November 4th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet Cote Rotie
Replies: 19
Views: 1324

Re: Levet Cote Rotie

Most vintages need age to show well but there tends to be a good supply of back vintages out there. Where? I think the oldest vintage I saw was '13 on wine searcher's regular version. All the usual cellar resellers. Chambers, benchmark, sometimes they show up at auction. Lots of fans and still reas...
by Ethan Abraham
November 2nd, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An Interview with Kevin Zraly
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: An Interview with Kevin Zraly

Really enjoyed the recent IDTT with him as well.

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