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by Mark Golodetz
March 21st, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 28
Views: 1684

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

Gustiamo an Italian supplier in the Bronx is still shipping.

Very expensive but top notch products. The tomato concentrate is amazing, a far better substitute for tomato paste and will keep in the fridge for a year.
by Mark Golodetz
March 20th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palmer 1990
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Palmer 1990

Started with a Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage 1978. Good fill , color seemed good. Sadly DOA. Returned to cellar for the Palmer. As I started decanting, the aromas exploded. Raspberries, lavender, a touch of mint, leather and smoke. Utterly brilliant. Seamless on the palate, and early stages of maturity....
by Mark Golodetz
March 20th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY
Replies: 19
Views: 1015

Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY

We knew this, and apparently now Governor Cuomo knows this.
by Mark Golodetz
March 20th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure Lichine 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Prieure Lichine 2010

After the great Tognis, this was very young, very dense and as it shows now, not appealing. It will get better, but locked tight, and really did not want to show anything at all.

Opened a bottle of Louis Roederer NV brut and drank that happily
by Mark Golodetz
March 20th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 154
Views: 10335

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

There are a few companies that can. Connoisseur International is my preferred carrier, and they have been so far very reliable. Otherwise there is Seabrookes who have a number of brokers who clear for them. Davis Turner is another. My experience with them has been absolutely horrendous, and I would ...
by Mark Golodetz
March 19th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains

They make some amazing wines in Santa Cruz, and I have always thought that its best wines are every bit as good as the best of Napa. Can’t talk of the longevity of Mount Eden Chardonnays, as the oldest one I have tasted was the 2006, and with ten years of bottle age, it was very good. I have however...
by Mark Golodetz
March 19th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 28
Views: 1684

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

Murray’s cheese is shipping. A few cheeses unavailable, but got most of what I wanted.
by Mark Golodetz
March 19th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 154
Views: 10335

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Pound now down to $1.16, the lowest level since 1985.
Made my first big purchase, a case of 6 Dujac CDR 2017 for $373 a bottle.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1937 La Tâche, en magnum
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: 1937 La Tâche, en magnum

Can ‘t speak for the La Tache, but I found a 1937 Clos Lambrays 1937 and it was among the greatest wines I have ever tasted. Unfortunately I brought it to a La Paulee, so did not get to taste more than a small glass.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2293

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 154
Views: 10335

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Feel incredibly sorry for the merchants as the euro remains strong. Will be hard to source fresh inventory at anything close to the same price, so smart U.K. buyers should be taking as much as possible. Sadly keeping away.

But bought a few bits and pieces, but don’t need much.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1381

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

Slight thread drift. My wife used a Riedel Vinum, I used a Zalto. The 1997 showed infinitely better in a Zalto.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1381

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

Not tried it yet, but will soon.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2293

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

Others have talked about his wicked sense of humor. At a dinner at Vinexpo, there was a shortage of toilets, so there were a number of people peeing in the vineyards. He looked at them and said, “the Sauvignon Blanc this year at Xxxxxxxx” will have a strong aroma of cat peepee”.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1381

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

A shame about the 1994 Mark. That, the 1991, and the 1992 were my favorite Tognis from the '90s. I am really impressed with these wines. Even the corked bottle showed plenty of promise. I think I will have to do a fairly comprehensive tasting when things settle down. I have nothing from the 1980s a...
by Mark Golodetz
March 17th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1381

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

The 1994 was corked, not badly, so we could see a fine wine underneath. The 1997 was magnificent; a wine now in perfect balance despite its great concentration. The fruit was bright, strong notes of violet and lavender, licorice and leather. On the palate perhaps a shade too much alcohol but easily ...
by Mark Golodetz
March 17th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2293

Michael Broadbent RIP

A note from his son Bart. Sorry to hear, a real gentleman and a powerhouse in the wine world in his day.
by Mark Golodetz
March 16th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1381

Re: Philip Togni vertical

Amazing that we are wondering if a 26 year old Napa Cab is ready. Tonight we are making Chicken Tikka, so probably tomorrow.
by Mark Golodetz
March 16th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 28
Views: 1684

Gourmet houses still shipping

This would be a good place to let people know where you can order. Probably will need continual updating.

D’Artagnan is offering free shipping, and there is a special deal on their excellent cassoulet kit.
Flannery is still shipping.
by Mark Golodetz
March 15th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1381

Re: Philip Togni vertical

Looking forward to tasting the 1997 as I have only had it once before, out of magnum, and thought it was one of the greatest California wines I have ever had.
by Mark Golodetz
March 15th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1381

Philip Togni vertical with new notes

Tonight we opened the first bottle of a three bottle vertical, the 1993 (they were supposed to be drunk together last Friday). This was the first vintage of Togni I ever tasted twelve years ago, courtesy of Max at Wine Connection. This was excellent, and could have easily been taken for a Bordeaux. ...
by Mark Golodetz
March 15th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 10978

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Jay Miller wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Not so precious but I had a 1981 Giscours with lamb chops tonight

Good mature claret. Not quite as good as the first bottle but still quite enjoyable.

Thank you Mark (it was from his cellar auction)!
Glad you liked it.
by Mark Golodetz
March 15th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Seven wines from 1978 (CA and WA), and a few others...
Replies: 25
Views: 1477

Re: TN: Seven wines from 1978 (CA and WA), and a few others...

You give me hope - I have a bottle of 1978 Villa Mt Eden Reserve Cab in the cellar that I figure is probably long over the hill. Guess I should give it a try. The only other 1978 Californian I have is the Ch. St. Jean Riesling TBA and that still drinks superbly. Had the VME last year. Nice bottle o...
by Mark Golodetz
March 15th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Pomerol picks from 2016 in bottle
Replies: 26
Views: 2030

Re: Some Pomerol picks from 2016 in bottle

When I was looking at what I kept after my big auction, the majority was Right Bank particularly Pomerol. Found it really hard to part with them.
by Mark Golodetz
March 15th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 10978

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Piper Rare 2002 Seems strange to be opening Champagne at this time, but I needed a white. It is delicious and so easy to drink, in a perfect place now. Medium on the continuum between Taittinger and Krug, there is something joyful about it rather than a serious sipping Champagne. Definitely happier ...
by Mark Golodetz
March 15th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Seven wines from 1978 (CA and WA), and a few others...
Replies: 25
Views: 1477

Re: TN: Seven wines from 1978 (CA and WA), and a few others...

Great tasting and notes. 1978 is sneaking up on 1974 as best of decade.
by Mark Golodetz
March 14th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 10978

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Standing on the counter is a mini vertical of Philip Togni 1993, 1994 and 1997 which I was planning to serve at lunch last Friday. Instead we are going to end up having to drink them alone over the next week.
by Mark Golodetz
March 14th, 2020, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines To Pair With...Corned Beef!!!
Replies: 101
Views: 8680

Re: Wines To Pair With...Corned Beef!!!

1. I miss Bill Klapp
2. Corned beef is an American invention. The Irish eat smoked bacon with their cabbage.
3. Nothing is perfect, but a good Savigny works well.
by Mark Golodetz
March 13th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roald Dahl’s short story Taste
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Roald Dahl’s short story Taste

That five minute description of the wine is brilliant.

I witnessed something pretty similar when I was 12 years old.
by Mark Golodetz
March 13th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roald Dahl’s short story Taste
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Roald Dahl’s short story Taste



A dramatized version of the great wine related short story.
Have fun
by Mark Golodetz
March 12th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deconstructed Cassoulet, deconstructed dinner and a blind wine revealed.
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Deconstructed Cassoulet, deconstructed dinner and a blind wine revealed.

A friend and fellow board member and his wife were supposed to be coming to dinner tonight. When we were deciding what to eat, I mentioned we had some duck confit. Betsy, a remarkable cook, volunteered to bring the beans and sausages to finish off the cassoulet. At last minute, we called it off worr...
by Mark Golodetz
March 12th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8666
Views: 1271278

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I remember at least a couple of years, and probably a lot more before the Ponsot auction talking about how obviously faked some of the “Leroy” capsules coming from Rudy were. I also remember a vendor describing a bottle as “post Hardy pre Rudy.” It was an open secret something was not right there. N...
by Mark Golodetz
March 9th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8666
Views: 1271278

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

A bit like Lucretia Borgia now only buying from Whole Foods
by Mark Golodetz
March 9th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My thoughts about the Paulee Grand Tasting this year
Replies: 20
Views: 2298

Re: My thoughts about the Paulee Grand Tasting this year

Enjoyed vicariously.
Anybody attend the Gala dinner?
by Mark Golodetz
March 6th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying slowdown has commenced, and it shows!
Replies: 23
Views: 2769

Re: Buying slowdown has commenced, and it shows!

Great; wine is now cheap, but I can no longer afford it. The least of our problems is wine. As we begin to cancel events, the economy goes into a tailspin. Airlines, hotels, restaurants lose business, and cut back staff. People work from home, they don’t buy coffee or lunch, those business’ go under...
by Mark Golodetz
March 6th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reignac 08 and 09
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Reignac 08 and 09

Victor Hong wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 5:06 am
The wine went CandyLand, after 2000.
2000 itself was Parkerized.
by Mark Golodetz
March 5th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burdigala 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Burdigala 2020

Some problems with the link. This was great fun a couple of years ago, and although not cheap, the Gala dinner had some amazing wines both from producers and participants.
by Mark Golodetz
March 5th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13349
Views: 650970

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mixed case Trapet Rossignol 1999 and 2006.
by Mark Golodetz
March 5th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tete de cuvee roses
Replies: 28
Views: 1199

Re: Tete de cuvee roses

My only explanation is that roses are Veblenier than non roses. I can only really speak to Taittinger where I've preferred the regular Comte to the rose in every vintage where I've had both with the exception of the 2004. I think we are dealing with two different animals. I like both, but the Taitt...
by Mark Golodetz
March 5th, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tete de cuvee roses
Replies: 28
Views: 1199

Re: Tete de cuvee roses

Howard Cooper wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 4:58 am
Are we taking the bloom off of the Rosé? Sorry, it had to be said.
No it didn’t.😻
by Mark Golodetz
March 4th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhone
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: FS: Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhone

Somebody should grab the Confuron.
by Mark Golodetz
March 4th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday night wines - Prum, Ramonet, Moreau-Naudet, Mugnier, Mugneret-Gibourg, Jadot and Rossignol-Trapet
Replies: 22
Views: 1362

Re: Saturday night wines - Prum, Ramonet, Moreau-Naudet, Mugnier, Mugneret-Gibourg, Jadot and Rossignol-Trapet

That makes me feel a little better; but still what a snag! It was a great price even at the time, but you have to remember how much different prices were at that time. Economic times were not good until about 1994 or so. 1990 Bordeaux first growths were about $60 a bottle on futures (1990 Leoville ...
by Mark Golodetz
March 4th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday night wines - Prum, Ramonet, Moreau-Naudet, Mugnier, Mugneret-Gibourg, Jadot and Rossignol-Trapet
Replies: 22
Views: 1362

Re: Saturday night wines - Prum, Ramonet, Moreau-Naudet, Mugnier, Mugneret-Gibourg, Jadot and Rossignol-Trapet

Howard, Thanks. Very interesting. I have only had the 2010 and 2014 side by side, so I also have too small a sample to be definitive. Do agree the Chambertin is a class higher, and the price differential is relatively small. Usually find I have to choose between the Chapelle and latriciere to get m...
by Mark Golodetz
March 3rd, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1573

Re: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA

We are paying 50% here to keep the system going thanks to entrenched interests and huge amounts of lobbying. Consumers have been consistently screwed for decades and I can’t begin to calculate the money that i have paid out to the greedy sods who pay off the politicians to fatten their bank account...
by Mark Golodetz
March 3rd, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13349
Views: 650970

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Following my recent rant on the three tier system, I bought six bottles of Clos De Goisses 2006.
by Mark Golodetz
March 3rd, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1573

Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA

We are paying 50% here to keep the system going thanks to entrenched interests and huge amounts of lobbying. Consumers have been consistently screwed for decades and I can’t begin to calculate the money that i have paid out to the greedy sods who pay off the politicians to fatten their bank accounts.
by Mark Golodetz
March 3rd, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday night wines - Prum, Ramonet, Moreau-Naudet, Mugnier, Mugneret-Gibourg, Jadot and Rossignol-Trapet
Replies: 22
Views: 1362

Re: Saturday night wines - Prum, Ramonet, Moreau-Naudet, Mugnier, Mugneret-Gibourg, Jadot and Rossignol-Trapet

Howard, Thanks. Very interesting. I have only had the 2010 and 2014 side by side, so I also have too small a sample to be definitive. Do agree the Chambertin is a class higher, and the price differential is relatively small. Usually find I have to choose between the Chapelle and latriciere to get my...
by Mark Golodetz
March 2nd, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday night wines - Prum, Ramonet, Moreau-Naudet, Mugnier, Mugneret-Gibourg, Jadot and Rossignol-Trapet
Replies: 22
Views: 1362

Re: Saturday night wines - Prum, Ramonet, Moreau-Naudet, Mugnier, Mugneret-Gibourg, Jadot and Rossignol-Trapet

I bought my last new release Burgundy with the 2018 vintage. And I only bought a single producer. A parcel of Rossignol Trapet. Great wines, and in this world where Burgundy prices have gone crazy, still at a decent price point. Seems like a good place to stop. Question for you Howard. Generally pre...
by Mark Golodetz
March 1st, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 4029

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

I would not bring glassware, but if I did I would change the narrative.

I think the problem is in saying yours are good and theirs are not. Instead, bring Burgundy and Burgundy glasses. It allows you to be geeky and not condescending.

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