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by alan weinberg
December 5th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2916

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

Paul Jaouen wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 9:37 am
If you go to the auction, bring GREAT wine otherwise you will feel foolish when others at your table are opening bottles and sharing and you have nothing to share.
FIFY
by alan weinberg
December 5th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Meursault - the Grux of the matter
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: 2010 Meursault - the Grux of the matter

your Franck comments are appreciated.
by alan weinberg
December 4th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1186
Views: 67724

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Scratch that, I did. $309 for the MdT 1er. Way too steep for me, especially since I purchased the 14 from Envoyer for ~250. My last (and probably final) Raveneau purchase was the 2010 Montmains for $139 in late 2017. Gone, gone, gone... yeah, I’m having trouble with premier crus passing the $200 ma...
by alan weinberg
December 2nd, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33052

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 5:21 am
And here I thought you got a kick out of my regular and spectacular failures to reduce.
well, a little.
by alan weinberg
December 1st, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33052

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

62! I'm impressed. Gail and I drink a lot and entertain a fair amount, but I don't think we've ever gotten through that much in a month. And a few were magnums! It was our highest consumption month on record. But it's actually not that hard to get there if you have 6-8 guests 4 times in a month, pl...
by alan weinberg
November 30th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33052

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

waiting for Sarah’s tally. As for me, I was good till 24 hours ago and bought 2 cases of stuff. And being on call, unable to drink for 2 weeks, doesn’t help consumption.
by alan weinberg
November 30th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !

funny. Mortgage your home. I did that to buy 99 DRC after tasting them in barrel still the domaine. Great decision.
by alan weinberg
November 30th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 54
Views: 4173

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 10:21 am
Woodland is now showing the 2008 out of stock
just checked and it shows 24+ prearrival.
by alan weinberg
November 30th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 54
Views: 4173

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

I am going to visit Reims in February (first time), and have reservations for a tour and tasting at Taittinger. Anyone have any idea how their pricing for CdC at the house might compare to pricing in the US? (And, i know I would have to figure out shipping as well...) Ployez-Jacquemart is a nice vi...
by alan weinberg
November 30th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 54
Views: 4173

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

grabbed 6 and hoping for a lower price down the road so I can grab more.
by alan weinberg
November 30th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 958
Views: 64600

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut Showing a nice citrusy blanc de blanc character with excellent cut; right on the edge of being too austere for my taste but lovely with rich Thanksgiving food; all in all a quite enjoyable rec from Robert Panzer; looking forward to the next bottle i...
by alan weinberg
November 29th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 958
Views: 64600

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut Showing a nice citrusy blanc de blanc character with excellent cut; right on the edge of being too austere for my taste but lovely with rich Thanksgiving food; all in all a quite enjoyable rec from Robert Panzer; looking forward to the next bottle i...
by alan weinberg
November 28th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet Clos des Moucheres
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: TN: 2007 Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet Clos des Moucheres

The palate is linear in a way. What does that mean? I've seen it used in both amateur and professional reviews. we had a thread on this and there was discordance on what people meant. To me, it is a very positive attribute, that the wine is very focused and not blurry, with good definition and it i...
by alan weinberg
November 27th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...
Replies: 33
Views: 2097

Re: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...

Paul McCourt wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 11:05 am
10 bucks for a mag and leave me alone sounds almost perfect to me.
+1.
by alan weinberg
November 26th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Philippe Livera Chapelle-Chambertin Domaine des Tilleuls
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: TN: 2008 Philippe Livera Chapelle-Chambertin Domaine des Tilleuls

really enjoy this producer. I think it’s made by Claude Dugat. There’s some métayage or something there.
by alan weinberg
November 26th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12553
Views: 605719

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 4:06 pm
3 x 15 Clerget caillerets from Morrell BF sale. Some decent deals. FWIW it looks like they have some krug 164 mags left for 399 if anyone wants any.
you are on this thread a lot! lol.
by alan weinberg
November 24th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: To Tariff or Not to Tariff
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: To Tariff or Not to Tariff

make some money. But remember, you can cut a man’s hair many times, but can scalp him only once.
by alan weinberg
November 24th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2265

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

I was going to add Poulsard but it’s mentioned. Love the crunchy red cranberry.
by alan weinberg
November 24th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing between Cristal '08 and Egly-Ouriet Millésimé '09
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: Choosing between Cristal '08 and Egly-Ouriet Millésimé '09

Do you have either yet? I would make my decision depending on your current holding and how many of each you already have. Why does that matter? I have 5+ cases of the 08 cristal and would still rather buy that. I'd rather diversify than drink the same champagne for years and years. still can. Assum...
by alan weinberg
November 24th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Bubbly Tasting including Ployez-Jacquemart!!
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Great Bubbly Tasting including Ployez-Jacquemart!!

Thanks for the notes. The ‘96 Liesse d’Harbonville was stunning a couple weeks ago. Now my COTY. Detailed and complex nose, weighty but plenty of integrated acidity to keep it fresh. Very long. And geared up for more time in the cellar. It’s too the bad price has been rising and it’s not that easy ...
by alan weinberg
November 23rd, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Dom Perignon, 1970 Figeac
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: 1996 Dom Perignon, 1970 Figeac

weird to realize 96 Dom is already 23 years old.
by alan weinberg
November 23rd, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: TN: 1999 Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe

sounds like he Nuits’d love it when he bought it. Nice patience.
by alan weinberg
November 23rd, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: champagne
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Re: PSA: champagne

woods?
by alan weinberg
November 23rd, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question
Replies: 30
Views: 1349

Re: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question

Jeremy C wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 9:08 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 8:47 pm
last cellar was mahogany. New one will be alder, 25% cheaper and looks great.
Alan, was this a custom job? I have alder now and I do like it but it was a custom job and I don't desire to spend that again for my next space.
yes. Being built now.
by alan weinberg
November 22nd, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question
Replies: 30
Views: 1349

Re: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question

last cellar was mahogany. New one will be alder, 25% cheaper and looks great.
by alan weinberg
November 19th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1175

Re: Cellar advice

Tip the rear down a little if you live in California.
by alan weinberg
November 19th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonneau du Martray allocation
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Bonneau du Martray allocation

allocated now? What’s the story? I know price is significantly up.
by alan weinberg
November 18th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 4863

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

C. Mc Cart wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 1:20 pm
I'll be taking photos of bottles anytime my kids have friends over and we're not going to be home.
till you realize the kids added water to the bottles they drank out of.
by alan weinberg
November 18th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Potatoes.
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Potatoes.

I was waiting for Maris Piper but not to be. Any of these worth trying: https://www.marxfoods.com/f/Heirloom/p/Root-Vegetables
by alan weinberg
November 17th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Enseignères
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: TN: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Enseignères

I respect the opinions herein but this bottle was average.
by alan weinberg
November 16th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Enseignères
Replies: 8
Views: 540

TN: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Enseignères

opened eagerly with hopes for a 2014-like experience, but this bottle, delicious though it was, didn’t have the depth or acidity of its older brethren. A nice bottle of young white Burgundy, it will hopefully pick up some thickness and depth. It’s perhaps a bit dilute compared to 14.
by alan weinberg
November 16th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!
Replies: 36
Views: 2122

Re: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!

Kris Patten wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Different strokes, CC is more mineral from my experience, but has palate weight to carry GC status.
+1, g cru w many producers.
by alan weinberg
November 16th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $6500 for this poxed Monty?
Replies: 27
Views: 3477

Re: $6500 for this poxed Monty?

Buzz is just trying to scare off competitive bidders.
by alan weinberg
November 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils

Shitty in past but allegedly improving. Be careful of the cheap old stuff. Same w Camus.
by alan weinberg
November 15th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It pays to peek!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: It pays to peek!!!!

nice snag! Welcome.
by alan weinberg
November 15th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2457

Re: Ponsot...in general

Sanjay Nandurkar wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 12:25 pm
A friend from my wine group opened a 1985 Clos de la Roche two weeks ago. Auction buy. Showed mild funk . acceptable to me. Nice wine. But I would not call it spectacular
it used to be spectacular. And $100.
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8483

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Mont Stern wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 6:42 pm
No buyers remorse in June and hopefully I can wait out the tarriffs or rethink my original bottling plan.
sell the bottles to yourself at $1 each and pay the 25 cent tariff.
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Alan Rath wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 8:29 am
Anyone had the 2010?
had it at Trimbach 1 1/2 years ago. Solid, not at the 08 level, IMO.
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4226

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

one word for us geezers to live by: backfill!
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4654

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Peter Panzica wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 6:07 pm
I bit.....delivered today and set it up on the kitchen counter. Can't wait to see my wife's face tomorrow when she returns from her business trip.....think she's going to love it....hopefully will get get my share.
if she doesn’t beat you over the head with it. My wife would.
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2457

Re: Ponsot...in general

is he still using his white dot on the bottle to evaluate whether the bottle got hot? I once baked an empty bottle at 350 degrees and the temp dot didn’t change.
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2457

Re: Ponsot...in general

80, 85, 99 all great. With the new plastic closure I have stopped buying. Didn’t like 97. Passing on Ponsot.
by alan weinberg
November 13th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

B. Buzzini wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 9:44 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 7:19 pm
love this wine. Haven’t had 08 yet. Thanks.
Doc...wtf? [scratch.gif]
whoops—my bad. I have had 08 a bunch. Got confused there. Thanks, Buzz. (7 times so far)
by alan weinberg
November 13th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Craig G wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 7:37 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Yup. Best CFE in a long time.
Best since 2007 for me!
you sound like a wine salesman! Hahah, 07 does rock.
by alan weinberg
November 13th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 5016

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

I think it is going to be pretty price sensitive. I will be buying from Europe, and the pricing needs to be sub $120 to be of interest. Why sub $120? What better Champagne buys are out there for $120? I cannot speak to European pricing on Comtes, but I can tell you that here in Texas the same store...
by alan weinberg
November 13th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

love this wine. Haven’t had 08 yet. Thanks.

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