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by Joe W i n o g r a d
April 10th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Asheville NC recommendations please
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Asheville NC recommendations please

Skybar was fun
by Joe W i n o g r a d
April 9th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Asheville NC recommendations please
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Asheville NC recommendations please

Sunny Point Cafe for breakfast/lunch/brunch...it’s a bohemian family cafe with killer home cooked morning after fare, house made cocktails, sprawling garden scene. Very local, great artsy vibe
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 27th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m 93 points on that [POLL]
Replies: 82
Views: 2693

I’m 93 points on that [POLL]

Matthew King wrote:Why should anyone dictate to someone else how to write his replies?

For those who are agitated by Brian’s responses, just look away. It’s that easy.
Snake swallows own tail! Story at 11.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 26th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m 93 points on that [POLL]
Replies: 82
Views: 2693

I’m 93 points on that [POLL]

Full disclosure: I voted “clever”
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 26th, 2018, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m 93 points on that [POLL]
Replies: 82
Views: 2693

I’m 93 points on that [POLL]

No tasting notes were harmed in the making of this poll.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 25th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The Wine Check
Replies: 20
Views: 849

The Wine Check

Imagine traveling with suitcases without wheels. If you have a porter, it’s no problem. But otherwise, you have a heckuva time getting from car to check in, from baggage claim through customs, to your rental car, through the hotel lobby, etc. Its true that you don’t need the wheels a lot but when yo...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 18th, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 87
Views: 4223

Cellar Defenders

Love me some pelaverga - Burlotto, Alessandria

They are brought into the US in small quantities so you have to be vigilant
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 16th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Musar and similar cuvées.
Replies: 68
Views: 2090

Chateau Musar and similar cuvées.

This is a great thread. I enjoy Musar white and red and it’s great to get pointers to other wines that I haven’t tried that share some of their unique characteristics. Thanks to the OP for the question and to the commenters for their suggestions. It’s great to see we can still have a decent conversa...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 14th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Musar and similar cuvées.
Replies: 68
Views: 2090

Chateau Musar and similar cuvées.

Agree with Chris on 99 quality but my last bottle was fading after 2 hrs so I would pnp
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 13th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Musar and similar cuvées.
Replies: 68
Views: 2090

Chateau Musar and similar cuvées.

Does anyone know of other wine makers producing blends of similar composition? No. STOP with that thought right there and ask yourself why you are asking it? Musar is sui generis. Nothing else like it. If you like Musar, buy Musar, because you really won't find anything like it. Not trying to be co...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 7th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 38
Views: 1851

TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Thanks. I pulled a 2012 grenache and 2012 syrah to try soon. While these might be on the early side, I've never tried either. I haven’t tried either of these (the Grenache is super-rare) but suggest you might want to check out the interview with Tegan Passalacqua about this project on the IDTT podc...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 6th, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 38
Views: 1851

TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

dunno...these are so killer at 3 yrs from vintage, none of mine have made it past 4
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 3rd, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How reliable are NV sparklers?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

How reliable are NV sparklers?

One thing to keep in mind is that NV champagne has an aging curve. Finding and tracking the base vintage and disgorgement dates from the printed codes on the wine is useful not just for matching a bottle to a review or your past experience, but is also the key to deciding when to open a given bottle...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 17th, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Brander - Best Sauvignon Blanc in the USA?
Replies: 26
Views: 1145

TN: Brander - Best Sauvignon Blanc in the USA?

Massican for me...will try brander tho
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 12th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Barbaresco and Barolo normale bottlings
Replies: 45
Views: 2325

Favorite Barbaresco and Barolo normale bottlings

FWIW, during a recent visit to Produttori, they told me “we don’t call it a normale, it’s our classico”
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 4th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Chenin Blanc (USA, California)
Replies: 4
Views: 276

TN: 2014 Sandlands Chenin Blanc (USA, California)

I think the 13s are in a good spot now....recommend dipping in
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 22nd, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levi Dalton's podcasts
Replies: 46
Views: 2328

Levi Dalton's podcasts

Nice profile in NYT of Levi and IDTT with shoutouts to a few other berserkers’ podcasts....congrats Levi

The History of Wine in 442 Podcasts
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 12th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blogger or Not???
Replies: 30
Views: 1240

Blogger or Not???

“Pundit”
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 9th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pieropan Soave Classico -GARGANEGA
Replies: 24
Views: 668

TN: 2016 Pieropan Soave Classico -GARGANEGA

Thanks Lawrence. Has this been the case with both oaked and unoaked cuvees? Cheers - Joe
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 8th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Massican Annia (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 25
Views: 655

TN: 2016 Massican Annia (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I have had very good experiences with the domestic Massican wines I have tried over the past several vintages and look forward to trying the new import project (a Friuli collaboration) A recent in depth write up in the SF Chronicle was pretty interesting. Maybe I misread the intent or have developed...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 8th, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pieropan Soave Classico -GARGANEGA
Replies: 24
Views: 668

TN: 2016 Pieropan Soave Classico -GARGANEGA

Any thoughts on aging curves for these wines? What kind of experiences have people had at 5, 10, or 15+ years from vintage?
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 19th, 2017, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2432

Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017

2013 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Reserve Gaisberg

A beautiful half-case auction-steal, ripped through at lightning speed.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 14th, 2017, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some 1958s from the Langhe (Gaja, Fontanafredda) etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 1316

TN: Some 1958s from the Langhe (Gaja, Fontanafredda) etc.

There is this thing called the wine gallon that has been used for centuries and is basically the same thing
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 13th, 2017, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some 1958s from the Langhe (Gaja, Fontanafredda) etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 1316

TN: Some 1958s from the Langhe (Gaja, Fontanafredda) etc.

John Morris wrote:1.88 liters? Now that's an odd size! Do we have a king's name for that?
Umm, a “half gallon”
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 13th, 2017, 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Europe wine travel questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1143

Europe wine travel questions

Thanks for the feedback. THe wineskin looks intriguing. There will be 3 of us traveling back to the states together, so 2 or 3 bottles per suitcase would keep us from having to drag around bulky wine box and check separately. The Wine check and box is just one thing. The styro goes in the box and t...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 13th, 2017, 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Europe wine travel questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1143

Europe wine travel questions

Wine in checked baggage works fine but be careful with the timing of your airline connections to avoid bags either missing the connection and left behind or sitting on a tarmac for extended periods. For a case, The Wine Check works well (but be sure to use a fully intact shipping box within; I found...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 7th, 2017, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD Incoming!
Replies: 178
Views: 12211

MACDONALD Incoming!

They require a 3 bottle purchase. Is it “wrong” to sell one to finance the purchase of the other two? Asking for a friend :o
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 7th, 2017, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Kelly, Kevin, RJ and Tom's excellent NYC adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 811

TN: Kelly, Kevin, RJ and Tom's excellent NYC adventure

Hey Kevin,

Does this look to you like the same 71 Conterno you had? This was my favorite at a recent barolo dinner with 4 or 5 71s.

Joe
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 6th, 2017, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard
Replies: 57
Views: 2342

TN: 2011 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

I have had this wine and agree with the OP’s conclusion. It is at the top of the heap for 2011 napa cabs that I have had but it’s a pretty low hill.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 5th, 2017, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 - Virtual Tasting Series Charity - P and R
Replies: 57
Views: 1222

Week 3 - Virtual Tasting Series Charity - P and R

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2015 Prager Riesling Smaragd Achleiten - So much promise here. High tension wiring of fruit, acid, stone, citrus peel, and heat (14%!) balanced like Karl Wallenda over Tallulah Gorge. Next show in 2022.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 5th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Nebbiolo's - D'Alba, Langhe, etc?
Replies: 39
Views: 1856

Your favorite Nebbiolo's - D'Alba, Langhe, etc?

Current release Produttori crus that I purchased at retail in Rome last month were $32 after currency conversion and VAT refund
by Joe W i n o g r a d
November 27th, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good wine lists in San Diego?
Replies: 21
Views: 921

Good wine lists in San Diego?

Nine Ten in La Jolla has an excellent list and food. Note/disclaimer...they have my chard on their list (and AV PN in the past), but poured for NT (my pouring time is pretty limited when I'm down there) cuz I love what they do. ...and the whole list is half price on Wednesday. I am also a fan of th...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
November 26th, 2017, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good wine lists in San Diego?
Replies: 21
Views: 921

Good wine lists in San Diego?

Addison will email you the current list if you ask. I haven’t eaten there but have seen the list and it’s huge and has some good deals.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
November 24th, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italian wines that aren't too dry or tannic?
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Italian wines that aren't too dry or tannic?

Just posted this recommendation in the best values thread, but there are some very nice Soave’s being made today in particular by the likes of Pieropan, Inama, and Gini. They are fermented fully dry but I have found them to be sufficiently fleshy and accessible to please the drinker of average groce...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
November 20th, 2017, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wine(s) of 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2118

Best Value Wine(s) of 2017

Soave (Inama, Pieropan, Gini...)
by Joe W i n o g r a d
November 17th, 2017, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2017 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 1284

Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2017 - WB Charity ***readme***

Fun, Jay So much to choose from: Paul Bara Prunotto Pietramarina Palari Luigi Pira Pelaverga Pernand Vergelesses Priorat Colpetrone Petite Sirah Prum Prager Port Grand-Puy-Lacoste/Ducasse Pierre Peters/Guillemot/Paiilard Marcel Lapierre Leoville Poyferre López de Heredia Marguet Pere et Fils Monpriv...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
November 15th, 2017, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long does an open bottle of Chinato last?
Replies: 8
Views: 285

How long does an open bottle of Chinato last?

I’ve never been able to avoid draining one long enough to find out.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
October 31st, 2017, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Esmonin VV, Sadie Pofadder, Cascina della Rose Tre Stelle, d'Angerville Caillerets
Replies: 7
Views: 430

TNs: Esmonin VV, Sadie Pofadder, Cascina della Rose Tre Stelle, d'Angerville Caillerets

I stayed at the b&b a few weeks ago and it was terrific. A lovely family, a comfy farmhouse at the top of Rio Sordo, and a gorgeous cellar/winery built into the hillside. They were sold out of all of their barbaresco but the barrel samples were promising and I quite liked their Langhe Nebbiolo, whic...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
October 18th, 2017, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases
Replies: 165
Views: 12967

Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases

There are plenty of tourists coming through so medium/large cantina have paid staff for tours and tastings. They are just doing their job and don’t expect gifts. But if you feel you were treated especially well or just want to be super nice than in my experience a gift will be accepted with pleasure...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
October 17th, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Where to eat in Piedmont (Alba) during truffles festival
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Where to eat in Piedmont (Alba) during truffles festival

Coccinella - In town, but a real elegant farmhouse feel. Intimate (10 tables). Impeccable food and warm service. Preparations tilted modern. I didn’t delve into the wine list but the house Spumante hit the spot. Mix of locals and visitors. Bercau - Rustic and informal; sort of “family style.” All lo...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
October 17th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases
Replies: 165
Views: 12967

Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases

So I'm going to visit next week. Cavalotto and Scavino and maybe Vajra and a few others. I will buy because I think it's rude not to of you are visiting. Any comments On what is currently available at the vineyards? Have not heard from G. Conterno. I know it's a silly shot in the dark, but I sent t...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
October 12th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Where to eat in Piedmont (Alba) during truffles festival
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Where to eat in Piedmont (Alba) during truffles festival

Osteria dell’Arco - located in the historic center of Alba on the Piazza Michele Fererro, a pedestrian plaza that is ringed by cafes and currently festively decorated with a merry-go-round. Simple, unfussy, understated elegance. Fine but not showy. A member of the Slow Food organization. Traditional...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
October 8th, 2017, 3:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Where to eat in Piedmont (Alba) during truffles festival
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Where to eat in Piedmont (Alba) during truffles festival

Jay. In November 2014, this board recommended we have dinner at Ristorante Trattoria Della Posta. http://trattoriadellaposta.it/ It's a very elegant place in what looks like a beautiful home. You can get a nice preview of Trat. Della Posta in the opening scene of the comedy “The Trip to Italy” ( wa...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
October 8th, 2017, 10:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Where to eat in Piedmont (Alba) during truffles festival
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Where to eat in Piedmont (Alba) during truffles festival

I’m going this week and have resvs at Ost. dell’Arco (Alba), Trat. la Coccinella (Serravale), Il Centro (Priocca), and Trat. Del Bercau (Verduno).

I will investigate and report back.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 29th, 2017, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One drinker, one wine, three glasses, three scores
Replies: 30
Views: 1398

One drinker, one wine, three scores

Mark Golodetz wrote: Joe, a weird request, but I will think you will get more participation if you change the title to: "One drinker, one wine, three glasses, three scores."
Sure

Seemed kind of silly to me, but I appreciate the other perspectives.

Somebody should buy him a Suckling 100 pt glass

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