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by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 8th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit? Update: Trip report.
Replies: 63
Views: 7118

Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit?

Agree with John M that the regional Enoteca are a good Sunday option. In fact, the one in barbaresco typically holds a giant tasting and festival (Piacere Barbaresco) in late October that runs a full weekend. The date for this may not have been announced yet but you could drop them a note and ask. T...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
June 13th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bars in Tokyo
Replies: 18
Views: 888

Wine Bars in Tokyo

I had a great night at Le Verre Vole, a sister to the Parisian natural wine bar. They have french Bistro food and a good selection of mostly small french makers (I had a ganevat negoce wine I’ve never seen stateside). The printed list was limited but if you’re lucky they’ll let you into the cave to ...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
June 8th, 2018, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock’s new tasting room at the General Joseph Hooker House
Replies: 24
Views: 1787

Bedrock’s new tasting room at the General Joseph Hooker House

Is the fee for making the joke or for hearing it?
by Joe W i n o g r a d
June 6th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Carricante dinner SF Bay Area Los Gatos Tues June 19
Replies: 38
Views: 1251

Carricante dinner SF Bay Area in June

Thanks for opening this up. Would fly up for this from SoCal but I’m out of the country that day. Have fun!
by Joe W i n o g r a d
June 5th, 2018, 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Rome restaurant advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Rome restaurant advice?

Armando may be able to do 9 if you book far enough in advance. No way for Cul de Sac...it’s a fun casual place with a cool list but it would be like putting 9 folks in booth at Denny’s. Not what you asked for, but the best wine bar I found in that hood was Enoteca Il Goccetto. If they had one of tho...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 30th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?
Replies: 47
Views: 2945

Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?

I’m interested in checking out some of the old grape radio episodes but can seem to get them to play through either my podcast app (RSS feed only goes back to mid 2015) or via the website (hard to locate pre-2014 episodes and lots of “file not founds”).

Does anyone know how to get to the old stuff?
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 27th, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bottle Lock
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Wine Bottle Lock

I need one where instead of a combination lock it’s a timer.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 27th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Gift You've Received
Replies: 54
Views: 2270

Best Wine Gift You've Received

A friend received a 1996 Bolli Grande Annee from a vendor and passed it along saying “we don’t really like champagne.” I opened it last week and it was a-ok. I get by with a little help...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 23rd, 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?
Replies: 47
Views: 2945

Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?

Vince T wrote:You should certainly start and finish with I’ll Drink to That! With Levi Dalton.
500 hours worth....don’t come back until you’re done with them all
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 22nd, 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Kutch Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 27
Views: 1690

TN: 2014 Kutch Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

Thanks Jamie. Your comments are quite interesting and thought provoking. I am reminded of the discussion in the recent Coche vertical thread and its reference to the Bonné article on “juice browning”. Yes? (Looking back at this, I am now seeing a through line in some of the other wines I have been e...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 22nd, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture
Replies: 150
Views: 10138

Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture

A brilliant plan but you’ve gotta put a pietramarina in the mix. That is the benchmark and still less $ than rhys
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 21st, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Kutch Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 27
Views: 1690

TN: 2014 Kutch Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

Jamie really seems to have caught lightning in a bottle with the 2014. I share the awe others have expressed for this achievement. It’s so different from what I have seen from other CA expressions and from the Kutch PNs. Is there any sense of whether this is repeatable? Is 15 in the ballpark? What m...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 12th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche (and other lesser known Piedmont grapes)
Replies: 59
Views: 2916

Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche

I listened to Fabio Allesandria on I'll Drink To That today. He talked some about Burlotto's Freisa and Pelaverga. I need to figure out how I can get a hold of some, along with Fratelli Alessandria and Castello di Verduno. I see a couple places in NY that have some. Mario Andrion of CdV provides a ...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 11th, 2018, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the new Laurent Ponsot label the ugliest in wine?
Replies: 82
Views: 4445

Is the new Laurent Ponsot label the ugliest in wine?

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by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 10th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Foillard Cuvee?
Replies: 40
Views: 2452

Favorite Foillard Cuvee?

Generally speaking there is no requirement to wait on these; they can be magic right out of the gate. I haven’t tried the 16s but reports are they are quite good.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 9th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Venetian and Friuli whites.....help needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Venetian and Friuli whites.....help needed!

Inama and Pieropan make quite nice soave in the Veneto. These are not the bulk wines that flooded the markets in the 80s, but are instead multidimensional and ageable. I just bought and opened a 10 year old single vineyard Pieropan that was lovely and all of $18 stateside. I can’t imagine what they ...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 8th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dolcettos and a couple ringers. Yum, yum!
Replies: 29
Views: 1149

TN: 2016 Dolcettos and a couple ringers. Yum, yum!

Related to my recommendation upthread of the 08 San Fereolo, I happened across an IDTT interview with the proprietor Nicoletta Bocca in my podcast feed today. She discusses Isaac Newton, Donald Duck, tripping to Narnia with Bartolo Mascarello and dolcetto aging on a 30-year curve. She’d be a wonderf...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 6th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RFR: Nerello Mascalese from Sicily
Replies: 11
Views: 833

RFR: Nerello Mascalese from Sicily

That Passopisciaro is a very well made wine and fairly priced for the quality but I didn’t get a lot of Etna typicity from it. Maybe it needs time Haven’t had that Pietrdolce bottling but I have had both the Archineri and Etna Rosso recently and preferred the base bottling. Barbagalli looks like it ...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 3rd, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dolcettos and a couple ringers. Yum, yum!
Replies: 29
Views: 1149

TN: 2016 Dolcettos and a couple ringers. Yum, yum!

Winex has San Fereolo in stock. I see they now have Giacosa (from Alba). I wonder if that one is worth a try. Chris - Of the winex options, San Fereolo is the one to get. It’s anything but a run-of-the-mill dolcetto and far above what John describes (its a different wine). Im not sure whether it’s ...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 3rd, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dolcettos and a couple ringers. Yum, yum!
Replies: 29
Views: 1149

TN: 2016 Dolcettos and a couple ringers. Yum, yum!

I had a glass of the base 2015 B Giacosa dolcetto at a dinner a few weeks ago and it was fresh with pleasing tartness. Perfectly nice and no wood evident. I put this in the same class as his Arneis; well made and a decent value but not something I’d seek out.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 1st, 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Etna Biancos...(short/boring)
Replies: 17
Views: 901

TN: Two Etna Biancos...(short/boring)

Two reasonably priced carricante that I have quite enjoyed during the past year:

2016 Planeta Eruzione 1614
2015 Salvo Foti Aurora

I’d gladly rebuy these to drink now or cellar
by Joe W i n o g r a d
April 29th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: URGENT - Champagne in the cargo hold question.
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

URGENT - Champagne in the cargo hold question.

https://www.amazon.com/Wine-Skin-WineSk ... B0033C6FOM

Tuxedos aren’t nearly so nice when soaked in pinot meunier - better safe than sorry
by Joe W i n o g r a d
April 28th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "The World Does Not Drink Barolo Every Night"
Replies: 30
Views: 2800

"The World Does Not Drink Barolo Every Night"

The 2008 San Fereolo Dolcetto made an appearance at an Italian themed dinner I attended recently and was wotn for some of the most experienced tasters in the group. It was a very different version of dolcetto from the more common expressions that one finds and worthy of the attention being called to...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
April 26th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La cache and floor capacity
Replies: 27
Views: 1545

La cache and floor capacity

[thread drift, response to Jeff] I picked up a 650 bottle Le Cache off Craigslist and moving it was a real nail-biter. I called a local moving company and asked for 4 guys and a 10 foot truck with a lift. They were built like linebackers but were barely able to get the job done. Luckily there were n...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
April 20th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Ready to Drink - aka the CT Drinkability Report
Replies: 66
Views: 1975

Wine Ready to Drink - aka the CT Drinkability Report

I enter a start date to indicate the earliest date when I want to next open a bottle and if the wine doesn’t seem ready I advance the date for remaining bottles. I always leave the end date blank. Sorting the cellar by start date then shows bottles that are ready to go at the top. I’m not really a f...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
April 20th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche (and other lesser known Piedmont grapes)
Replies: 59
Views: 2916

Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche

So I was just in Torino last month, and had 4 different Ruche bottlings while I was there (sadly my bottle photos have disappeared from my iPhone or I would provide names). None of them were sweet , and none of them were frizzante. I've had two different Ruche bottlings in the US over the last year...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
April 15th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit? Update: Trip report.
Replies: 63
Views: 7118

Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit?

Lots of threads on this topic....here is one with some restaurants in the area

https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vi ... 6&t=144847
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: 520

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: 520

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: 2994

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: 2994

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: 2994

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: 988

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: 4630

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: 2440

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: 2440

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: 2440

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: 2063

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: 2063

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: 473

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: 1304

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: 2607

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: 2501

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

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