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by Pat Burton
September 13th, 2017, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glass
Replies: 31
Views: 1393

Wine Glass

Scott Brunson wrote:
JeromeHan wrote:I stick with my Gabriel Glas Universal for Red, White, and Champs
this
+1
by Pat Burton
September 12th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Wine Talk Hall of Fame Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 32828

Wine Berserkers Wine Talk Hall of Fame Thread

Todd, you need to update the links in this thread to https.
by Pat Burton
September 12th, 2017, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Bordeaux?
Replies: 207
Views: 7676

Do You Buy Bordeaux?

I've scaled back Bordeaux purchases do to price and the amount I already have in the cellar.
by Pat Burton
September 8th, 2017, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLEASE READ Some changes on the server (now on SSL, site-wide)
Replies: 133
Views: 7522

PLEASE READ Some changes on the server (now on SSL, site-wide)

So my android phone works fine with WB when on my work network but at home it states the pages are not secure. Any thoughts on how to fix this issue?
by Pat Burton
September 7th, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLEASE READ Some changes on the server (now on SSL, site-wide)
Replies: 133
Views: 7522

Some changes on the server (now on SSL, site-wide)

Yesterday I started having trouble with my android phone. I get a message that indicates that WB is not a trusted website every time I click on a link within WB. How do I clear my cache? I can't figure it out. I suspect it is taking you to the un-secure (http) site. Delete the bookmark, navigate to...
by Pat Burton
September 7th, 2017, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLEASE READ Some changes on the server (now on SSL, site-wide)
Replies: 133
Views: 7522

Some changes on the server (now on SSL, site-wide)

Yesterday I started having trouble with my android phone. I get a message that indicates that WB is not a trusted website every time I click on a link within WB. How do I clear my cache? I can't figure it out.
by Pat Burton
August 18th, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do Italian wine futures exist?
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Do Italian wine futures exist?

Wines are sold through retailers ahead of delivery but I wouldn't call it futures, at least in comparison to Bordeaux. For example, some of the 2013s are now available as futures but the wines will be available in the Fall in most cases.
by Pat Burton
August 14th, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do they make Tondonia in large format?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Do they make Tondonia in large format?

Tondonia definitely comes in mag. I've got a bottle of the 2001 in the cellar.
by Pat Burton
August 14th, 2017, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greg dal Piaz on 2013 in the Langhe: Qualified praise
Replies: 67
Views: 3967

Greg dal Piaz on 2013 in the Langhe: Qualified praise

Thanks for posting this John. I'd be interested to hear about Barolo vs Barbaresco if you get anywhere with your communication.
by Pat Burton
August 14th, 2017, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about insuring a wine shipment
Replies: 35
Views: 1585

Question about insuring a wine shipment

I've placed well over 100 orders with WL and I've never had an issue like this. They always hold the wine until I request shipment.
by Pat Burton
August 12th, 2017, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR - Cadia Barolo
Replies: 9
Views: 494

TNR - Cadia Barolo

Not familiar, but I'm also interested in anyone's experience.
by Pat Burton
August 9th, 2017, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Boroli Barolo Cerequio (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 8
Views: 404

TN: 2013 Boroli Barolo Cerequio (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Tim Heaton wrote:@Pat, during the past 3 vintages, iirc
Thanks Tim. I've updated my categorization of producers accordingly.
by Pat Burton
August 8th, 2017, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Boroli Barolo Cerequio (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 8
Views: 404

TN: 2013 Boroli Barolo Cerequio (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Do you know when this change took place?
by Pat Burton
August 7th, 2017, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 390
Views: 71414

Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

Thank you for the kind words Gunnar. I will take a look at these producers and add them to the list!
by Pat Burton
August 7th, 2017, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 390
Views: 71414

Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

Hi Pat. I was doing some research into Piero Busso as it came recommended and it appears that they're not full traditional. According to their web site the Piero Busso Barbaresco San Stunet ageing regime is as follows. Ageing: 18 months in wood ( 70% large oak barrel – 30% barrique) So I'm not sure...
by Pat Burton
July 24th, 2017, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More breaking news from Piemonte...
Replies: 31
Views: 3552

More breaking news from Piemonte...

Very interesting news.
by Pat Burton
July 11th, 2017, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: JJ Buckley
Replies: 24
Views: 1776

Retailer Check: JJ Buckley

I have been buying for years, both new releases and older wines. I'm a happy customer.
by Pat Burton
July 10th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants in Minneapolis with decent wine lists?
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Restaurants in Minneapolis with decent wine lists?

Thank you very much for the recs. If anyone thinks of any other places nearby the convention center, I'm all ears.
by Pat Burton
July 10th, 2017, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 390
Views: 71414

Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

Thanks for the info. The list is updated.
by Pat Burton
July 8th, 2017, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants in Minneapolis with decent wine lists?
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Restaurants in Minneapolis with decent wine lists?

Hey all, I just decided to attend a conference in Minneapolis this coming week and I need recommendations for places to eat, preferably with a decent wine list relatively close to the convention center. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA.
by Pat Burton
July 6th, 2017, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit to Halcon & Foursight- pics and notes
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Visit to Halcon & Foursight- pics and notes

Halcon Alturus is always a winner for me.
by Pat Burton
July 3rd, 2017, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine friendly restaurants in SF
Replies: 43
Views: 1866

Wine friendly restaurants in SF

Thanks again to all for the recommendations!
by Pat Burton
June 30th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Go Fund auction Dujac CSD 1999 or Margaux 1990 to benefit Paul Zimmerman aka Dr. Z.
Replies: 19
Views: 1644

Go Fund auction Dujac CSD 1999 or Margaux 1990 to benefit Paul Zimmerman aka Dr. Z.

Mark Golodetz wrote:Thanks John

Hopefully I will get a bid
where does one bid? Here?
by Pat Burton
June 29th, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine friendly restaurants in SF
Replies: 43
Views: 1866

Wine friendly restaurants in SF

Aster Commonwealth Rich Table La Cicia Delfina The House Progress NOPA I assume that you meant $100 per head. Some of the above restaurants are doable at $100 for 2 people when you order 2 mains and share an appetizer. You can squeeze in a dessert if the price limit does not include tax and tip. Th...
by Pat Burton
June 29th, 2017, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine friendly restaurants in SF
Replies: 43
Views: 1866

Wine friendly restaurants in SF

I appreciate everyone's suggestions so far. Please keep them coming. I'm looking up the suggestions provided thus far.
by Pat Burton
June 29th, 2017, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine friendly restaurants in SF
Replies: 43
Views: 1866

Wine friendly restaurants in SF

Seriously, there are probably at least 500 that in some way anwer that call. Where will you be? Cuisine preferences? Sorry if my request is too generic. I'm interested in most cuisine other than Japanese. We are staying at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis at 780 Mission Street. My wife has a conf...
by Pat Burton
June 28th, 2017, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine friendly restaurants in SF
Replies: 43
Views: 1866

Wine friendly restaurants in SF

Hey all, I'm going to be in San Francisco next month with my wife and am looking for a few suggestions for places to eat dinner that are either corkage friendly and/or have an interesting wine list. Of course, I'd love the food to be excellent. Any reco's welcome as we'll go out for at least one hig...
by Pat Burton
June 25th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doctor Jay?
Replies: 31
Views: 2169

Doctor Jay?

Well Dr. Jay, you earned a PhD right? And worked in the field of your study. And it's a good way to distinguish one Jay from the other. Of course use Dr. Jay for TNs - it's how you're known. Sooner or later everyone here gets trolled. I'm down with your choice of ID. As to the latter point, it is e...
by Pat Burton
June 20th, 2017, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the point of age?
Replies: 284
Views: 9609

What is the point of age?

Put me in the camp of people who get plenty of pleasure out of wines 30+ years old. In the context of drinking these old wines, I find that nearly every bottle has something interesting to offer, even wines you might not expect to live for 40 years or so. I have had some duds - wines that were just ...
by Pat Burton
June 14th, 2017, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you rather drink a great vintage too young or....
Replies: 80
Views: 2253

Would you rather drink a great vintage too young or....

I notice a lot of great vintage wines that are currently considered "not ready". It bothers me because most of these, I have not had the pleasure of trying yet, for fear of wasting a great wine. How do you know that they're great if you haven't tried them? In fact, why on earth did you buy them? Wh...
by Pat Burton
May 23rd, 2017, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 390
Views: 71414

Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

updated
by Pat Burton
May 9th, 2017, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Barolo dinner
Replies: 19
Views: 1478

2012 Barolo dinner

2012 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello What the hell happened here? Toasted coconut on the nose and on the palate. There's actually some nice elements here in the full-bodied fruit and the nice balance between acid and everything else, but did we really have to go slathering coconut all over i...
by Pat Burton
April 25th, 2017, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Millionth Poster
Replies: 28
Views: 1449

The Millionth Poster

David_S wrote:My money is on "+1"
+1
by Pat Burton
April 23rd, 2017, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hanging out in Indy (81 Monte Bello, 85 Verset, 90 Angelus, 01 Dujac Beaumonts, etc.)
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Hanging out in Indy (81 Monte Bello, 85 Verset, 90 Angelus, 01 Dujac Beaumonts, etc.)

Great list of wines. Too bad about all of the flawed bottles, but that seems to be the way of the world with wines of that age. And a premoxed Coche --haven't had that experience yet. Was reading the note on the Baudry and starting to say "No!" until the addendum. the vines are only about 30 years ...
by Pat Burton
April 23rd, 2017, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hanging out in Indy (81 Monte Bello, 85 Verset, 90 Angelus, 01 Dujac Beaumonts, etc.)
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Hanging out in Indy (81 Monte Bello, 85 Verset, 90 Angelus, 01 Dujac Beaumonts, etc.)

1994 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray Never having had aged Huet, I really didn't know what to expect from this wine. I got a strong sense of butterscotch and honey on the nose but it was quite dry on the palate where stone fruits were the major component. ...
by Pat Burton
April 23rd, 2017, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hanging out in Indy (81 Monte Bello, 85 Verset, 90 Angelus, 01 Dujac Beaumonts, etc.)
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Hanging out in Indy (81 Monte Bello, 85 Verset, 90 Angelus, 01 Dujac Beaumonts, etc.)

Thanks for putting these notes together Adrian. It was good to see you again. The Verset was off the charts great. I've had a lot of syrah and nothing has even approached that wine. A truly special wine. Thanks to Salil for bringing this. The Huet was a really interesting wine. I'd never had anythin...
by Pat Burton
April 20th, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux futures - half bottle delivery issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Bordeaux futures - half bottle delivery issue

I frequently order futures in halves. I've only had one problem getting halves, and that was with They Whose Name Shall No Longer Be Spoken. Ha! Me too! From the 2005 vintage. They more than made up for it though. I was very satisfied with the resolution. No such resolution on their more recent fai...
by Pat Burton
April 16th, 2017, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 390
Views: 71414

Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

I recently visited Fiorenzo Nada and I would definitely not characterize their current winemaking as modern. All cuvees except one (Rambone) showed minimal oak influence. They are raised in large Botte. The textures are elegant. I thought the wines were terrific and quite pure. I'll look into this ...
by Pat Burton
April 16th, 2017, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 390
Views: 71414

Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

I recently visited Fiorenzo Nada and I would definitely not characterize their current winemaking as modern. All cuvees except one (Rambone) showed minimal oak influence. They are raised in large Botte. The textures are elegant. I thought the wines were terrific and quite pure. Ok, I reviewed this ...
by Pat Burton
April 16th, 2017, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 390
Views: 71414

Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

This thread has been nothing short of an amazing source of information. I'm currently wrapping up a couple of days in Piemonte and had tastings at Paolo Scavino, Oddero, Vietti and Josetta Saffirio and have also had a number of other nice bottles at dinners and enotecas. I'm very glad you've found ...
by Pat Burton
April 16th, 2017, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 390
Views: 71414

Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

I recently visited Fiorenzo Nada and I would definitely not characterize their current winemaking as modern. All cuvees except one (Rambone) showed minimal oak influence. They are raised in large Botte. The textures are elegant. I thought the wines were terrific and quite pure. I'll look into this ...
by Pat Burton
April 12th, 2017, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Living in fear of Drinking Windows
Replies: 42
Views: 1739

Living in fear of Drinking Windows

Last year I went through my cellar holdings on CT and changed the drinking windows for each of my wines based on my current preferences for age. The early drink date is for the first bottle and the end date is when I expect to drink the last one. Of course, drinking that first one could easily chang...
by Pat Burton
April 10th, 2017, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandrone Cannubi Boschis 1996
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Sandrone Cannubi Boschis 1996

Thanks for the note Mark. I love reading notes on Sandrone approaching maturity.
by Pat Burton
April 10th, 2017, 6:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Indianapolis Offline: 4/8 6:30pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3247

Indianapolis Offline: 4/8 6:30pm

Some of the other wines from Saturday: 2002 René Michel Mâcon-Villages Heritage Vendange Boytrytisees Domaine de la Chanade "Les Rials" Galliac 100% Len de Lel/Loin de L'Oeil 2010 Michel Gahier Chardonnay Arbois Les Crêts 1999 Gérard Mugneret Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots 1993 Château Rausan-Ség...
by Pat Burton
April 9th, 2017, 8:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Indianapolis Offline: 4/8 6:30pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3247

Indianapolis Offline: 4/8 6:30pm

Thanks to everyone for coming last night and contributing to a wonderful evening. Please list the wines you brought so we can establish a complete list. Not sure if anyone got a pic of the bottles, that seemed to get forgotten at the end of the evening. My wines: 2002 René Michel Mâcon-Villages Heri...
by Pat Burton
April 2nd, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My 39th Birthday - three '78s + '37 Madeira
Replies: 7
Views: 499

TN: My 39th Birthday - three '78s + '37 Madeira

Salil, thank you for bringing the white burg and the Bailly. Yes, the 2001 LdH Tondonia was very nice as well.
by Pat Burton
April 2nd, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My 39th Birthday - three '78s + '37 Madeira
Replies: 7
Views: 499

TN: My 39th Birthday - three '78s + '37 Madeira

MY 39TH BIRTHDAY - (4/1/2017) 2004 Fleury Pere & Fils Champagne Cepages Blancs Brut - France, Champagne I had no expectations for this wine as I'd never tried anything from the producer. It turned out to be a truly enjoyable and very quaffable wine. The nose yielded hints of citrus and white fruit ...
by Pat Burton
March 31st, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Indianapolis Offline: 4/8 6:30pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3247

Indianapolis Offline: 4/8 6:30pm

Hopefully someone from the Bloomington area will chime in. You are correct that it is illegal to bring wine to a restaurant in Indiana.
by Pat Burton
March 30th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 128135

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

I don't think using "little girl" is ever an appropriate insult, especially in this thread. And use of the word midget should forbidden on this board and should be scrubbed by a moderator. You do realize Matt made up that quote. I never said "little girl" or implied that. Matter of fact his distort...

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