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by Corey N.
February 18th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Negative attention is better than no attention at all
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: Negative attention is better than no attention at all

Pretty sure Jussie Smollet disagrees with you, or will very soon.
by Corey N.
February 15th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lutum Wines -No More
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Lutum Wines -No More

I'm always just a little bit sad whenever I see a winery close (regardless of whether I like the wines) because it means that someone's dreams are coming to an end. At least in this case, it looks like they are moving on to other projects,
by Corey N.
February 13th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Tasting Fees in Champagne?
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Tasting Fees in Champagne?

We just got back from Reims. We tasted at Taittinger and Krug -- no fees. However, the tastings were set up beforehand. I know Taittinger does charge if you go on one of the tours offered online. I should add that their caves are incredible -- originally dug out by the Romans in the third century. ...
by Corey N.
February 13th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Tasting Fees in Champagne?
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Tasting Fees in Champagne?

We just got back from Reims. We tasted at Taittinger and Krug -- no fees. However, the tastings were set up beforehand. I know Taittinger does charge if you go on one of the tours offered online.

I should add that their caves are incredible -- originally dug out by the Romans in the third century.
by Corey N.
February 12th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 La Clarine Farm Mourvedre Cedarville. - ADDING a note on the Syrah El Dorado 2.12.19
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: 2016 La Clarine Farm Mourvedre Cedarville. - ADDING a note on the Syrah El Dorado 2.12.19

Thanks for the notes. These sound interesting and fun — a perfect weeknight wine.

Your joy for wine is apparent in every note. Thank you for generously sharing.
by Corey N.
February 12th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reims or Epernay for kid friendly day trip
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Reims or Epernay for kid friendly day trip

I was just in Reims. The Cathedral is lovely, but small. It's a 20m activity. Other than that, we toured a couple Champagne houses. I don't think it's a great place for kids.
by Corey N.
February 12th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio

David Glasser wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 8:42 am
Agree with Gamay.
If the wine doesn’t have to be any good, I’d say Concord.
Would you say Manischewitz or Mogen David represents the pinnacle expression of the Concord grape?
by Corey N.
February 6th, 2019, 1:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 1824

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

Michel Abood wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 12:51 am
"Make fun of the French all you want, but at least we still fight for our rights." Hard to argue with that.
The Beastie Boys have been fighting for our rights (to party) since 1987.

Waitress at Verjus (wonderful) last night said tourism was down markedly due to the protests — she estimated 50%.
by Corey N.
February 1st, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: InternetWines.com
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Retailer check: InternetWines.com

I’ve purchased from them a couple times. One purchase wasn’t great as wines listed as in stock, weren’t. But I received what I paid for.

I believe they are the retail arm of a chain out of St. Louis called Randall’s, but I’m going based on memory.
by Corey N.
January 29th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Crisping Pork Skin
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Crisping Pork Skin

I don't eat pork for vaguely religious reasons, but for this I'd be willing to make an exception.

Wow.
by Corey N.
January 28th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 148
Views: 4988

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Travis Fantz wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Chris
Real quick question.
How do you say Grassl?
I’ve been rhyming it with tassel.
by Corey N.
January 27th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 39
Views: 1340

Re: BD10 OFFERS • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

Corey N., it is probably bad for business, but do I need to refer you to AA or something? [snort.gif] True story, whenever I pop a bottle of Briceland, Linda will ask "is this Andrew's wine? I love Andrew's wine." It's pretty much the only wine that she comments on, by name. Also...there's another ...
by Corey N.
January 27th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended: Franny Beck Wines Screaming BD 10 Deals - WE WENT DEEP! UP TO OFF. Shipping everywhere
Replies: 61
Views: 2129

Re: Franny Beck Wines Screaming BD 10 Deals - WE WENT DEEP! UP TO 40% OFF with potential for more! Shipping everywhere

"Friend of a Friend Wants to Land His Helicopter at Screaming Eagle" is HANDS DOWN the best name for an offer that I have ever seen on BerserkerDay -- and I've had an offer named after me. Respect.
by Corey N.
January 27th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 39
Views: 1340

Re: BD10 OFFERS • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

I thought I'd chime in since I drink A LOT of these wines... To me these wines have a real sense of place. They are lower in alcohol, but still pack plenty of flavor and acid, a testament to Humboldt County terroir. Very generally, the red wines tend to be red-fruited with a floral character (usuall...
by Corey N.
January 27th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: OFFER EXTENDED.... mini verticals Cowan Cellars BD 10
Replies: 15
Views: 887

Re: Cowan Cellars Mini Verticals BD 10

I ordered these on a lark a couple years back and they went FAST. Really easy drinking, delicious wines.
by Corey N.
January 26th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged riesling?
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: Aged riesling?

Normal. Riesling can age a VERY long time. Sugar drops as it ages and it gains complexity. I like a lot of younger Rieslings, but very generally speaking, I prefer Spats after age 10 (and preferably, after 15), though vintage and producer dependent.
by Corey N.
January 25th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Phelps Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: TN: 2014 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Phelps Vineyard

I decided to pop a bottle due to Brian’s note. It’s been almost a year and a half since my last go round with this wine. This is really developing nicely at once juicy and tart. Utterly refreshing with good complexity. There’s also a floral note on the nose that is just so much fun to sniff. Really ...
by Corey N.
January 25th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvee 3.14
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: TN: 2009 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvee 3.14

Did it look anything like this?
by Corey N.
January 24th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rochester NY, Favorite Wine Shop and Wine Restaurants?
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Rochester NY, Favorite Wine Shop and Wine Restaurants?

I was told that Char is considered one of the best restaurants in town -- it's fancy and expensive. Nosh is lower key, less fancy, but still great.
by Corey N.
January 24th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD SPONSOR FEATURE Goodfellow Family Cellars
Replies: 29
Views: 1070

Re: BD SPONSOR FEATURE Goodfellow Family Cellars

Another "vote" for Goodfellow wines. I was first introduced to these wines on BerserkerDay and since then have been able to purchase every year and also at retail (a local wine store carries a number of Marcus' wines; I was also able to meet Marcus at an event). These are ageworthy wines made in a l...
by Corey N.
January 23rd, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Biggio Hamina Cellars
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Biggio Hamina Cellars

Todd Hamina wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 9:29 am
Maktoob, I like it. Thank you.
Sounds too much like man boob.

That said, great wines that are unique and tasty.
by Corey N.
January 23rd, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Phelps Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: TN: 2014 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Phelps Vineyard

Nice to see a tasting note on this Berserker day fav! These are low-alcohol, right? Yes. I checked my notes to give you a few data points: 2014 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - 12.7% 2015 Briceland Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Ishi Pishi Ranch - 12.3% 2014 Briceland Vineyards Mal...
by Corey N.
January 22nd, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?

mattcitrang wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 2:44 pm
ESJ - would someone please define this acronym.
edmunds st john -- very nice, ageworthy producer
by Corey N.
January 22nd, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My Pouilly-Fuissé epiphany
Replies: 40
Views: 1145

Re: TN: My Pouilly-Fuissé epiphany

Thanks for the note -- I ended up grabbing a bottle (last one) from Binny's.
by Corey N.
January 22nd, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 156
Views: 7047

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

p.s. I finished off my Barolo last night, and as a cross reference, used a Spieglau Burg glass. Too unfocused. So my main thoughts are that I like the Grassl Glasses due to the smaller openings, which focus aromatics. I do also like the larger bases. They feel more stable. I think I will try some R...
by Corey N.
January 21st, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Storage in Chicago Area
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Wine Storage in Chicago Area

Jason, I store my wine at East Bank Wine Storage at Lake/Halsted. It's fine for what I need, but they are a bit tight on space there. I need to call over there about another matter, but if you like, I can inquire about availability. Generally speaking, good enough facilities and fair pricing. I lik...
by Corey N.
January 21st, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Storage in Chicago Area
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Wine Storage in Chicago Area

Jason, I store my wine at East Bank Wine Storage at Lake/Halsted. It's fine for what I need, but they are a bit tight on space there. I need to call over there about another matter, but if you like, I can inquire about availability. Generally speaking, good enough facilities and fair pricing. I like...
by Corey N.
January 21st, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 156
Views: 7047

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Yesterday I drank the 2014 Albert Boxler Edelzwicker Reserve from the Liberte glass and really liked it. I actually got better aromatics than my previous go round with the glass. The larger base takes some getting used to visually, but it doesn't take long before it fades in the background. I apprec...
by Corey N.
January 18th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 156
Views: 7047

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

brigcampbell wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 8:35 pm
The cru worked great with the white burg I had tonight.
The crü is really a superb stem. I like that one.

The warden prefers the tulip shape of the... Help me here... As it feels better in her hand and it's sexy, no doubt.
Tulip = Mineralite?

I love the shape
by Corey N.
January 18th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer Loire/Chinon (1977-2010) Night w/Tooch, Corey N., and Marc F. [and a '65 Mouton for kicks]
Replies: 110
Views: 4788

Re: Killer Loire/Chinon (1977-2010) Night w/Tooch, Corey N., and Marc F. [and a '65 Mouton for kicks]

The nice thing about drinking with the O-Town crew is that you can relive the event for years to come. Those boys know how to stretch an evening into a multi-year experience. Also, Chicago visits O-Town >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pasadena visits O-Town. Keepin' the dream alive...gotta keep building up the ...
by Corey N.
January 18th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer Loire/Chinon (1977-2010) Night w/Tooch, Corey N., and Marc F. [and a '65 Mouton for kicks]
Replies: 110
Views: 4788

Re: Killer Loire/Chinon (1977-2010) Night w/Tooch, Corey N., and Marc F. [and a '65 Mouton for kicks]

The nice thing about drinking with the O-Town crew is that you can relive the event for years to come. Those boys know how to stretch an evening into a multi-year experience.

Also, Chicago visits O-Town >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pasadena visits O-Town.
by Corey N.
January 17th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 413
Views: 30544

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Briceland 2014 Ronda’s vnyd Pinot: with about an hour decant, a lovely Pinot, restrained and still a little young, but excellent fruit acid and good intensity. I figure it needs another couple of years cellaring to really shine, but it has class and is a great value. An easy repeat buy given the ch...
by Corey N.
January 17th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 156
Views: 7047

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

For those of you who have tested these glasses, how are you cleaning them? Do they fit and do well in the dishwasher? This is always my issue, as I have broken too many Zalto/GG stems hand washing, and my dishwasher top rack doesn't have space for the taller glasses (Zalto). I really love drinking ...
by Corey N.
January 15th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21969

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Jean Banchet awards were announced -- super happy for Michael. George Trois restaurant, Jason Hammel big winners at 2019 Jean Banchet Awards Restaurant of the year George Trois, the first suburban restaurant winner for this category, is a French-inspired restaurant inside of Restaurant Michael in Wi...
by Corey N.
January 14th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 156
Views: 7047

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

I did a side by side of the Cru and the 1855 with a couple of CA Pinots -- a 2009 RM Silver Eagle Vineyard and a 2015 Brooks Note Marin County PN. The weight of the glasses is superb -- feeling lightly, but also balanced and stable with the wider base. Aesthetically, both glasses were beautiful -- t...
by Corey N.
January 12th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 156
Views: 7047

Re: Grassl glass eval/feedback

I found the glasses to be packed VERY well -- almost overkill, tbh. Was testing out the Liberte and the Mineralite last night with a bottle of Christophe Mignon Champagne Brut Nature. I LOVED the Mineralite. The nose was very focused and the acidity seemed quite concentrated. I thought the Liberte s...
by Corey N.
January 10th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 413
Views: 30544

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Two more from last night: 2012 Chester's Anvil Gretna Green - USA, California, Napa Valley (1/9/2019) White melon, with a lemon twist, mineral, mid-weight, quite pleasant and holding up well. Equal in quality to a 2016 Alban Rousanne tasted with it, but in a more restrained style. (90 pts.) 1998 La...
by Corey N.
January 10th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

If you do the Shedd consider joining and/or buying tickets online. The line can be VERY long, though shouldn’t be as bad in the winter.
by Corey N.
January 9th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

There's a Chicago Restaurant Thread but given where you are staying, you're probably very close to Purple Pig. Binny's is probably your best bet for wine, although that's a fairly small location. Activities wise, I highly recommend the Art Institute if you're a fan of art museums. The collection is ...
by Corey N.
January 6th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Little Wings Syrah Antle Vineyards
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: TN: 2016 Little Wings Syrah Antle Vineyards

I believe you’re mixing up your Latinos again.
by Corey N.
January 4th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 413
Views: 30544

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2016 Paetra “S” Riesling- Dense, juicy, off-dry Riesling. Tastes like peaches. Prickly on the tongue. 10% abv. Every Paetra I’ve had has been very good. The skin fermented offering is particularly exciting. If they participate this year, it’s close to a no-brainer for white wine drinkers. Very intr...
by Corey N.
January 4th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 413
Views: 30544

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Two more: 2013 Longplay Pinot Noir Jory Bench Reserve Lia's Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (1/3/2019) Complex nose of cranberry, strawberry and jasmine. The fruit is a bit larger scaled with flavors of sour cranberry, rhubarb and a touch of earth. Finishes long- with some ta...
by Corey N.
January 2nd, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Meiomi PinotNoir '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 30
Views: 1948

Re: TN: Meiomi PinotNoir '17...(short/boring)

I’m shocked at the low ABV. My hunch is they watered back that wine. I tried Meiomi about 5 years ago and went in without any preconceptions. As I recall, it tastes of sweet chewing tobacco — really vile. From your note, it actually seems like the wine is improving, but that’s a low bar to clear. Lo...
by Corey N.
January 2nd, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 413
Views: 30544

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Figured I'd resurrect this thread. I tend to drink a fair amount of BersekerDay wines around this time of year. Some recent notes, with more to come soon... 2013 Ladd Cellars Pinot Noir Cuvée Abigail - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (12/28/2018) Dark red cherries and clove on the nose ...
by Corey N.
December 31st, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New year wine resolutions
Replies: 47
Views: 1762

Re: New year wine resolutions

Paul Miller wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 12:34 pm
1. Drink less wines from Aldi.
2. Drink the wines in my cellar that are in need of being consumed.
FYP.

Happy New Year, Paul.
by Corey N.
December 30th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Toronto Recommendations Request
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Toronto Recommendations Request

Thanks again to both of you. I received this text this morning:

“We went to 416 Snack Bar, it was amazing! Great food, drinks and environment. We also checked out the aquarium and it was just ok. Going to the market today.”
by Corey N.
December 27th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Toronto Recommendations Request
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Toronto Recommendations Request

Jay they are staying in Yonge and Eglington.

Thank you Jay and Richard.

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