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by Corey N.
March 31st, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 197
Views: 11599

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

I happened across this article this morning -- I'm not sure if Chris checks this thread regularly, but cool get get a shoutout in Forbes of all places.

The Fancy Wine Glass That Is Getting Me Through Quarantine
by Corey N.
March 20th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Chianti Classico (new releases)
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: 2017 Chianti Classico (new releases)

Thank you for the report -- always very helpful.
by Corey N.
March 19th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corn Wine?
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Corn Wine?

Robert Pollard-Smith wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 9:01 am
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Pretty sure David brought that to our dinner at Passerotto.

You can make your own at home.

by Corey N.
February 25th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One dozen bottles plus a magnum of Champagne at $150 per bottle corkage for a special lunch at La Grenouille.
Replies: 45
Views: 2919

Re: One dozen bottles plus a magnum of Champagne at $150 per bottle corkage for a special lunch at La Grenouille.

I would prefer a restaurant to say there is no corkage. This is just insulting, but apparently the restaurant is proud of its wine list. But there is corkage, it's just not something you would want to pay. Almost certainly, if you were to order the same bottles off a traditional restaurant wine lis...
by Corey N.
February 22nd, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert

Doug Lee wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 3:46 am
Lonnie,

Nice note. Have sampled several bottles of this, and they have all shown very well.

Cheers,
Doug
+1. Have also greatly enjoyed BH Zenith Vineyard from the same year.
by Corey N.
February 21st, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 1476

Re: My five favorite vegetables

Robert Pollard-Smith wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 6:47 pm
1. Katz’s pastrami
2. Corey’s smoked brisket
3. Charred garlicky shrimp
4. Braised lamb shanks
5. 17-way tie
You’re a sweetheart.

1. Taters.
2. Taters.
3. Taters.
4. Taters.
5. Stephen Hawking.
by Corey N.
February 19th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: CACIO e PEPE
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: CACIO e PEPE

In NYC, they call this the Brad Kane special.
by Corey N.
February 17th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass

We ended up with the RM Chard and it worked reasonably well. I made the sauce on the lighter side, so that we could taste the naturally sweet flesh of the fish. I found the wine (15 SC) a bit oaky for my tastes, but Linda enjoyed. I think next time we will try Champagne.
by Corey N.
February 14th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass

Thanks for the suggestions. It sounds like the RM is a decent choice and with the paucity of whites I have to choose from at home, it's probably the safest bet.
by Corey N.
February 14th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass

I'm cooking Linda's favorite fish tonight, Chilean sea bass. I'm likely going to cook it with a light picata sauce. I'm thinking a Rivers Marie Chard -- something with a bit of heft in the mouth -- but I'm open to other suggestions.

Thank you
by Corey N.
February 10th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 3160

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

Oh, it's definitely a bit out of favor. Hipster somm's won't touch it and the farmers can't sell their Zin fruit. I went to Alinea (a 3 Michelin star restaurant in Chicago) last year and the very young somm (probaby an assistant) poured a Turley Zin as part of a wine pairing. The pairing was awful ...
by Corey N.
February 3rd, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Poulsard Arbois Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: TN: 2018 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Poulsard Arbois Vieilles Vignes

I find that for those few Jura producers I've experienced, their Poulsard-based wines can be wildly inconsistent from vintage-to-vintage. I know there may be differences in vintage conditions, but sometimes the inconsistencies are so wide that I wonder if they made major changes in their farming an...
by Corey N.
February 3rd, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Schloss Lieser Riesling Kabinett 'Goldtröpfchen' 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1560

Re: TN: Schloss Lieser Riesling Kabinett 'Goldtröpfchen' 2018

Schloss Lieser is lovely and your note sublime.

Thank you for posting, old bean.
by Corey N.
February 3rd, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Poulsard Arbois Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 7
Views: 428

TN: 2018 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Poulsard Arbois Vieilles Vignes

2018 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Poulsard Arbois Vieilles Vignes - France, Jura, Arbois (2/1/2020) Translucent and blood colored in the glass. Reductive on pop and pour. After a decant, high-toned red fruits, pomegranate, earth, orange rind, chicken butt and a bit of dirt. Li...
by Corey N.
February 2nd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here
Replies: 44
Views: 1699

Re: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here

Paul Miller wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 6:30 am
Not as good as Mike. Several bottles of Shebang!
Anchor Steam for SF fans, and Boulevard for KC fans.
Cheering for Robbie Gould and Dre Greenlaw, but pulling for Chiefs.
Does Bedrock still make Shebang? That used to be a great party wine.
by Corey N.
January 31st, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 712
Views: 37153

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

My unoffical/terribly inaccurate count has me at 512 and I'm about to grab a baker's dozen from my LWS, so that puts me at 525. I both want to buy less and consume less this year; I'm hoping to end 2020 at 450 or less. Also...I just remembered a case I didn't enter...I'm at 537...goal will still be ...
by Corey N.
January 30th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundian Recommendations for California Oregon Pinots
Replies: 56
Views: 3040

Re: Burgundian Recommendations for California Oregon Pinots

I'm late to the game, but I agree with Jay's recommendations of Oregon Pinots. Just the other day I was saying that Marcus' Pinots really need to be contextualized with Premier Cru from Burgundy. As for the discussion of Briceland, I would agree with the winemaker that his Ronda's Vineyard wines are...
by Corey N.
January 29th, 2020, 5:06 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 197
Views: 11599

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

Peter Simpson wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Which of the Grassi glasses would be be the most similar in shape and performance?
The Liberte is very similar in shape/performance. The wider base makes the glass quite stable.
by Corey N.
January 28th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker names his successor
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Re: Robert Parker names his successor

Kid has a palate that’s obviously shot. He used to be helpful when I first got into the grenadine game, but now he likes overly sweet monstrosities. Plus, how can you put any faith in a review that’s not double blind? Kid is a sellout. The Longhorn Shirley Temple is 2.5 on a good day. That’s why I r...
by Corey N.
January 27th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *EXTENDED FOR CORONA!*
Replies: 70
Views: 4071

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

I had to grab some. I love story, the passion and the utter geekiness of it all.
by Corey N.
January 27th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 55
Views: 2363

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

Andrew, Im in for a Preview day offer. I'll grab a #1 as well and I would like to try some sparklers. Looks like I might have to wait til tomorrow to order the last two?... JLMK and Ill order the others when they become available. Everybody, Andrew's Pinot Noirs are the bomb. I haven't tried anythi...
by Corey N.
January 27th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 46
Views: 3125

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

CJ Beazley wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 6:54 am
Kudos David for a truly honest note.
That was my first thought too. My second thought was "damn, that sucks".

Sorry about the bad experience, David.
by Corey N.
January 27th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers
Replies: 129
Views: 5519

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers

A case of the Berserker PN is about as close to a no brainer as one can get. I'm in.
by Corey N.
January 24th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine
Replies: 26
Views: 993

Re: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine

I’ll be curious to see your notes on day 2, cause we don’t know the meaning of “day 2” at our house. It’s odd, I ‘think’ I’m saving half a bottle, but then the next day it’s like a mini pour at a walk around tasting Such an apt description. The only way we have a true half bottle left over is when ...
by Corey N.
January 24th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine
Replies: 26
Views: 993

Re: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine

I’ll be curious to see your notes on day 2, cause we don’t know the meaning of “day 2” at our house.
by Corey N.
January 23rd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine
Replies: 26
Views: 993

Re: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine

Nice note. I’m super glad you liked it. I thought/hoped it would be up your alley.
by Corey N.
January 20th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 509
Views: 42399

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

[*] 2015 Briceland Vineyards Syrah Ishi Pishi Ranch - USA, California, North Coast, Humboldt County (12/25/2019) Simply fantastic. Dark red fruits with a pronounced hebal influence of oregano and sage. Incredibly savory and calls to mind the Northern Rhone moreso than California. Blind, this is a r...
by Corey N.
January 18th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 27
Views: 1610

Re: French Toast Anyone?

Day old Challah (the drier it is the more of the egg mixture it soaks up) best I’ve ever had. I like the challah at least a couple of days old and sliced thick. Like Chris, I usually tart up the custard with vanilla and sometimes cinammon. A couple years ago I threw some almond extract on a whim an...
by Corey N.
January 17th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 509
Views: 42399

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

A few more recent notes on wines acquired from BerserkerDay* -- would love to read yours (NOTE: sometimes I feel like scoring, sometimes I don't. There's nothing to read into it): 2008 Alpha Omega Proprietary Red - USA, California, Napa Valley (1/13/2020) Red and purple berries, cassis and herbs on ...
by Corey N.
January 15th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.
Replies: 44
Views: 1816

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.

Wine Advocate: 92 points This new cuvée from Belle-Vue is produced on a 2.04-hectare parcel. This 100% Petit Verdot wine comes from old vineyards planted in 1936, 1940 and 1950 whose average age in 2016 was 77 years. It was aged in French oak, 20% new, with 15% of production matured in amphorae. I...
by Corey N.
January 14th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Sabelli-Frisch - a Swede with an Italian name.
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Sabelli-Frisch - a Swede with an Italian name.

Adam, I love your intro and you have me intrigued. Nicely done.
by Corey N.
January 14th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.
Replies: 44
Views: 1816

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.

You know it, so now everyone sing along, drink along . . . . This is how we do it It's Monday night and I feel alright The party's here on the Left Bank side So I reach for my Lanessan and I pop it it up Designated driver take the keys to my Rover Hit the shore 'cause I'm faded Honeys in the street...
by Corey N.
January 14th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12944
Views: 630229

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 6:06 am
Updating:

2013 d’yquem
Egly ouriet crayeres
1989 d’yquem
2005 climens
Krug 168
I haven't had a lot of young d'yquem, but the 13 was the best I've tried.
by Corey N.
January 14th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.
Replies: 44
Views: 1816

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.

Bobby, true or false, you were humming this song as you posted...

by Corey N.
January 12th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12944
Views: 630229

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A smattering of 2016 Chasse Spleen in 375 . Was just chatting with Corey and MarcF about how much we love this format , and I stumbled across these. Leve rated it 88, so I know I will love it! I kid, in part, as his note clearly describes what I like in a Cru Bdx. 2014/2015 Qupe Sawyer Lindquist Vi...
by Corey N.
January 2nd, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2881

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Buy more cherries to share with friends, but less wine overall.
by Corey N.
December 17th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Phelps Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 928

Re: TN: 2014 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Phelps Vineyard

Thanks for the guidance, Andrew! Hope all's well. John, Your question about aging these wines is one that I have asked myself. I'm experimenting a bit with some older(ish) bottles that I've tucked away. My early impressions (because I'm not done with my tasting yet) are that some of the wines defin...
by Corey N.
December 11th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 12857

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

J a y H a c k wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 12:13 pm
You don;t know Leo very well, do you? He has had a six pack before lunch.
Know him? I got to third base with him, or more accurately, he got to third base with me.

Not that I'm complaining...
by Corey N.
December 9th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 12857

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

L e o F r o k i c wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Corey N. wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Plot twist: Leo has only had one white wine in his life.
A far departure from I only had 1 drink ;-)
Well that would just be ridiculous.
by Corey N.
December 9th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 12857

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

L e o F r o k i c wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Michael Bowden wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 5:59 pm
1983 Louis Jadot Le Montrachet - 68 points (lol)
Had it few times, last one in 2010 and it's probably the best white wine I ever had in my life.
Plot twist: Leo has only had one white wine in his life.
by Corey N.
August 27th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2406

The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate

Dude complains about Rolland, but he’s ordering 19 Crimes.

By the case.

Alas, poor Bobby! I knew him, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
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by Corey N.
August 14th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 72
Views: 4961

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

I agree on the Phelps recommendation. The tasting room is unbelievably gorgeous -- rustic for rich people. A wealthy country lawwyer like you would feel right at home. We did a blending tasting there and it was very fun. I felt it was a bit scripted, but the people they hire are trained extremely we...
by Corey N.
August 13th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 6123

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

You should consider sampling on BerserkerDay as many of my favorites are usually on offer (marked with an asterisk). I like: Goodfellow* (very high toned fruits) Biggio Hamina* (you must like whole cluster) Patricia Green* (loads of SVD offerings) Eyrie (their top wines are more than you want to spe...
by Corey N.
August 13th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 3493

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

I'm surprised to see so much love for the Food Lab. I think Kenji is a terrible writer, but I suppose I'm in the minority.
by Corey N.
August 12th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3846

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 10:36 am
I’m either a whore or a politician.
Same thing.
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 10:36 am
Since lawyers are called reptiles, perhaps Chameleon is more apropos. I only care that I look good.
Image
by Corey N.
August 12th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3846

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

Jay Miller wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 7:56 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 8:51 am
I drink and enjoy wines that the AFWE would condemn, but I see absolutely no reason to make Alfert feel better so I am not going to "confess" anything.
I know, but do it for Corey’s sake. Just think what he’s going through.
by Corey N.
August 12th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Oakfert. This post is a troll. He handed that glass of Baudry to his wife. Just to the left is his cocktail shaker of Martini-nelli. Shaken not stirred. RT Funny you mention it. I popped a 2009 Martinelli Syrah in Robert's honor last night. The alcohol was surprisingly well hidden, but not my cuppa...
by Corey N.
August 11th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Marc Frontario wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Funny Corey ...his text to me was, "imagine what the magic of Rolland could have done for the '11 Baudry vintage"
Oakfert.
by Corey N.
August 11th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Owlfert just sent me a text, which reads “it’s very good, but I find myself wanting more Ovid. Lol. Don’t tell anyone.”
by Corey N.
August 11th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 2491

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

Ooh, this sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing; I want to try this soon.

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