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by alan weinberg
October 16th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 901
Views: 59408

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

JJK, so you liked the 09 Cristal? Man, so do I. Gonna get another one open before the end of the year, for sure. Love that stuff. Went to an industry event and 2009 Cristal was the reception wine with caviar....all you could get for 90 minutes and opened about 25 cases of Cristal. Needless to say I...
by alan weinberg
October 16th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Fox (PC) Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3663

Re: John Fox (PC) Update

ybarselah wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:32 am
lol.... john fox is on pre-arrival
hahahah. He can start paying us all back as promised, too!
by alan weinberg
October 15th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18303

Re: I'm done*

what Howard said. I started in the mid 80s when not only was wine cheap but also you could buy a bottle, taste it a week or two later, and go back to the store to get more. No back room deals or one bottle only. But even today there are bargains and good values—for burgs, look at St. Aubin, Marsanna...
by alan weinberg
October 15th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12213

Re: 2008 Salon

did the case sell? At Envoyer.
by alan weinberg
October 15th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590482

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 7:26 am
2010 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet
the vinous version of Russian roulette?
by alan weinberg
October 14th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers respond to climate change.
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Winemakers respond to climate change.

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here’s what I get with Victor’s links.
by alan weinberg
October 14th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers respond to climate change.
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Winemakers respond to climate change.

curious—does the NYT pay you for shilling? Two thirds of your frequent posts are without comment except to push to a pay wall of the NYT.
by alan weinberg
October 14th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends

looks great. Where’d you eat and how was it?
by alan weinberg
October 14th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168eme, 2006 DomP, 2008 La Grande Dame...
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: TN: Krug 168eme, 2006 DomP, 2008 La Grande Dame...

B. Buzzini wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 8:12 am
alan weinberg wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 7:49 am
you were so close—40 miles from the OC. Next time!
Yea but that's like 2 hrs with your crazy LA traffic! Took us 30mins to go .5 miles from AMDA back to our hotel thurs night! Found out when there is a concert at the Hollywood Bowl...stay off the streets!
helicopter!
by alan weinberg
October 14th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168eme, 2006 DomP, 2008 La Grande Dame...
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: TN: Krug 168eme, 2006 DomP, 2008 La Grande Dame...

you were so close—40 miles from the OC. Next time!
by alan weinberg
October 13th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip to Nice - need recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 1156

Re: Trip to Nice - need recommendations

We enjoyed Eze, a few miles east toward Monaco—la Chevre d’Or. Beautiful view and restaurant.
by alan weinberg
October 13th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Mousse, Marie-Courtin, Copain, Rivers-Marie and Lagier Meredith
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: TNs: Mousse, Marie-Courtin, Copain, Rivers-Marie and Lagier Meredith

hopefully Frank’s friends will open their white Burgs if he keeps opening fine champagne. If a white Burg almost stole the show, it seems a shame to banish the genre from a sizable cellar. And I think 09 Moucheres is one of the weaker ones of this Monopole!
by alan weinberg
October 12th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590482

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 9:48 am
alan weinberg wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 9:44 am
more 08 Dom. Should stop but doubt I’ll be unhappy down the road a few.
Hope so, since I bought mags this week.
mags? Where? PM or email me! Saw them for $500 which is a significant premium—it’s three bottles and $50 left over.
by alan weinberg
October 12th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 5834

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Ulysse Collin Les Maillons Do you know which year you had? There will be a lot number on the back label. Lot 14 means 2014. Craig, Bummer, I did not look for that info on the label. I purchased the bottle off the wine list at Cookshop (NYC) in March of 2019 FWIW. Cheers, Doug Cookshop. Not a good n...
by alan weinberg
October 12th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590482

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

more 08 Dom. Should stop but doubt I’ll be unhappy down the road a few.
by alan weinberg
October 9th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 5834

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

C Chen wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 8:48 am
'64 Dom.
cool. I have one on deck.
by alan weinberg
October 9th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC proposed foie gras ban
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: NYC proposed foie gras ban

TimF wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 3:52 pm
I’ve been get frantic emails from my supplier. Chicago ban didn’t stick. Is it still illegal in CA?
yep, thanks to Schwarzenegger. Dumber than dumb.
by alan weinberg
October 8th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12213

Re: 2008 Salon

love the “only a limited amount for the entire world,” as if that weren’t true for every wine!
by alan weinberg
October 8th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12213

Re: 2008 Salon

From Envoyer... https://files.constantcontact.com/fdee04dd601/de8a86a6-f909-43d5-827b-13c5b35e4b67.jpg A New Release of one of the Greatest Champagnes Ever. Only 1 of 4 in California. AG 100 2008 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Mixed Case $7999.99 Mixed Case 2008 (1.5) x1 2007 (750ml) x2 2006 ...
by alan weinberg
October 8th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 krug
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: 2006 krug

you’ve seen it? Pricing?
by alan weinberg
October 7th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 3109

Re: Best Burger in Each State

When Umami first came out, and when it had maybe only 3 or so restaurants, I think they had some of the best, if not the best, burgers in town. I think their style just doesn't resonate with me. The first time I had an Umami Burger was at the Santa Monica location shortly after it opened, and even ...
by alan weinberg
October 7th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Cuban Cigars
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: WTB:Cuban Cigars

there was a wine purveyor who recently twice advertised a whole bunch of cigars. Jim Ruxin of Village Wine of Brentwood. jimruxin@yahoo.com. No affiliation.
by alan weinberg
October 7th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1505

Re: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?

1995 Millénaire
by alan weinberg
October 7th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old NYT article on Salon
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Old NYT article on Salon

fun article to read. Thanks.
by alan weinberg
October 6th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P

They spelled your name wrong. I’d never buy from them again. Not too long ago, I had a client send off 6 bottles each of ‘85 Jayer Cros Parantoux, Echezeaux and Richebourg to auction. I guarantee they were authentic, but I also guarantee they didn’t hammer for $250! could buy a house for the curren...
by alan weinberg
October 6th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P

Tom Reddick wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Back then $250 was a La Tache price and more than double any of the first growths. Who could have predicted where we would be 25 years later.
yep. I was reaching to buy it at that price. 90 La Tâche on release in 1993 was $233, about the same price.
by alan weinberg
October 6th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P

B. Buzzini wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Omg...how cool! When did you drink it, and how was it?
not long after. Pretty damn good. Those were the days. I found this receipt recently cleaning out a drawer.

And this one also:
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that was one hell of a wine, too.
by alan weinberg
October 6th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P

should have bought more. Too late to ask?
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by alan weinberg
October 5th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Ramonet Batard Montrachet
Replies: 2
Views: 365

TN: 2005 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

wife loved the 07 Ramonet Batard last night and ordered another great wine. We were having Comté and a country pâté so I grabbed the 05 Batard. Good wine, very good wine, but no epiphany like 07. A bit hotter and more alcoholic, didn’t have the acidity and drive of 07, not fat but definitely less st...
by alan weinberg
October 5th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Ramonet Batard Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: TN: 2007 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Van and Ram. Nice combo.
Damn.
by alan weinberg
October 5th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Ramonet Batard Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: TN: 2007 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

Ramonet Montrachet is great, but how was Van? Use the word "floral" so this doesn't get kicked to the Asylum. Van was great—filled the Greek and captured everyone. Showcased great guitarists and he played guitar, sax, harmonica as well as great vocals. Wine-searcher has 07 Ramonet BM at $900+. New ...
by alan weinberg
October 5th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Ramonet Batard Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 472

TN: 2007 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

I still have some Ramonet Batard from when it barely cost three digits. Now, unfortunately for buyers, it’s closing in on 4 digit pricing. Went to Chez Panisse last night before the Van Morrison concert and brought this bottle. The wine shined, unbelievably so. Right out of the gate, the power and d...
by alan weinberg
October 4th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 22
Views: 1470

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

98 and 96 Donnhoff Eisweins are beyond amazing.
by alan weinberg
October 3rd, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6521

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I opened one this past weekend. Better times are ahead, but it’s still fantastic at the moment. Since they’re currently available, every time I’ve opened one from my stash I’ve ordered two more. Cheers, Warren I’ve done the same. Enjoying one tonight. Never seen a bottle of Dom sell for less 10 yea...
by alan weinberg
October 3rd, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 08 Dom Perignon
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: FS: 08 Dom Perignon

Justin Bonner wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 8:03 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 6:21 pm
sent email and didn’t hear—where are you shipping from?
Maryland
PM sent.
by alan weinberg
October 3rd, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: cheap wines
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: TN: cheap wines

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 10:36 am
Can't remember ever having a coastal shag.
something to aspire to. Made me laugh. I have a friend who goes to New Zealand and Australia often and says everyone smirks and outright laughs when he tells them his name is Randy.
by alan weinberg
October 3rd, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 08 Dom Perignon
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: FS: 08 Dom Perignon

sent email and didn’t hear—where are you shipping from?
by alan weinberg
October 2nd, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6521

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Joe Abruzzo wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 7:57 am
Has the Lenny Kravitz Ltd Edition version been released yet? I assume this is the same wine that goes into the regular DP?
just a different label and an extra $50, IMO
by alan weinberg
October 1st, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 1996 Dalla Valle Napa Valley Cab
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: TN 1996 Dalla Valle Napa Valley Cab

David Baum wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 12:18 am
I still remember that 87 you opened very fondly
I’d be interested in watching him open a bottle very fondly.
by alan weinberg
October 1st, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2013 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Re: FS: 2013 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne

still available and now almost 6 months older! Bottles stored at 50 degrees.
by alan weinberg
October 1st, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

I enjoyed a bottle also. Hope I’m around for its mature phase! Lots of great 08 bubbly.
by alan weinberg
September 30th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Garnier & Fils Vaudesir 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 239

TN: Garnier & Fils Vaudesir 2014

an under the radar producer, I’ve had only a few wines from this domaine and each has been a headturner. This young Chablis is so focused and precise, lime zest and lemon, green apple, a bit of minerals. No chalk or oyster shell yet, but it’s got a lot of Chablis character and is a real refreshing q...
by alan weinberg
September 30th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this ok: 2005 Jean Noel Gagnard Batard Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Is this ok: 2005 Jean Noel Gagnard Batard Montrachet

I don't drink a lot of White Burgundy with age. Just can't afford to have bottles go bad at the prices. I forgot about this wine, probably on purpose, but it is time to drink up. Does this producer have issues with oxidation? I wanted to take it to dinner with my wife on Friday. Thanks in advance. ...
by alan weinberg
September 29th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Wines with friends

hachis parmentier = shepherd’s pie, n’est-ce pas? Sort of like calling toast pain grillé, sounds way better! Glad you saved the burgundy for me.
by alan weinberg
September 28th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12213

Re: 2008 Salon

echoing Patrick, would love to hear from John. Interesting that wine-searcher pro only lists the wine at 3 Asian stores, zero in US or Europe. Is that because it sold out or was never purchased? Did Salon only release a sliver to market test?
by alan weinberg
September 27th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Frig Rec?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: Wine Frig Rec?

Asking for a friend, relative newbie to collecting. Any good 50-100 bottle wine frigs available, under $1000 that you’d recommend? I hadn’t looked in a while because mine are fine but dang have prices gone way up!! newbie friend and you didn’t tell him to buy one three times the size he thinks he n...
by alan weinberg
September 27th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12213

Re: 2008 Salon

Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 5:04 am
£2600 IB for the 2008 Mags in London...
breaking up the sets seems counterintuitive to me—nobody wants the overpriced baggage.

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