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by GregT
January 21st, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Re: Napa and Sonoma

Another vote for Calluna. Met them courtesy of Mr. Stoneking. Really nice wines and nice folks.
by GregT
January 21st, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: storing wines vertically?
Replies: 47
Views: 2495

Re: storing wines vertically?

As mentioned, there are many studies regarding the permeability of cork to gas and liquids, particularly water and ethanol. APCOR is the Portugueses cork association, and they've done plenty of research. There are studies in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. There have been studies carr...
by GregT
January 20th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pearl Morissette Violette Cabernet Franc, Niagara.
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: TN: 2018 Pearl Morissette Violette Cabernet Franc, Niagara.

You gotta give him credit for trying though! They have some good ciders in the area I'm told.
by GregT
January 20th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Collecting wines not of the usual countries
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Collecting wines not of the usual countries

I don't "collect" them but I sure drink them - Hungary, although that's included in the tariffs, Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Australia. I can't say that I actively tend to seek them out, but I'm happy to taste something that looks interesting and lately we've actual...
by GregT
January 20th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: storing wines vertically?
Replies: 47
Views: 2495

Re: storing wines vertically?

Furthermore I don't want the flavor of the cork augmenting the flavor of my wine. I've spoke with some winemakers who like the flavor of a nice cork. It becomes a different conversation when you realize cork contributes flavor. Man that's a whole nother convo! Don't even start! John - the problem w...
by GregT
January 20th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley
Replies: 32
Views: 4237

Re: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley

Michael S. Monie wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 4:57 pm
No one cares about Napa any longer?
Or maybe AG?
by GregT
January 19th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: storing wines vertically?
Replies: 47
Views: 2495

Re: storing wines vertically?

I think you're right Chris. I have stacked cases upright for years with no discerneable effect on the corks. Marcus - the idea of aging slower in a magnum can be accounted for. If the oxygen is from the headspace and the cork, the ratio of oxygen to wine is going to be different - a magnum has the s...
by GregT
January 19th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 124
Views: 4932

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

William - you may have access to this more easily than the rest of us. Parker posted on his board that the ABV stated on Bordeaux was usually 12.5 back in the day just because everyone was OK with that. But he said he had some tested and it was actually much higher, at least in the more lauded vinta...
by GregT
January 19th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: storing wines vertically?
Replies: 47
Views: 2495

Re: storing wines vertically?

There are lots of studies. The most oxygen infusion is in the first few months, as Al notes. That is from 1)the piston-like action of the cork being inserted, 2)the oxygen already beaten into the wine through the fill process, and most importantly, 3)the oxygen already contained in the cork diffusin...
by GregT
January 19th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: storing wines vertically?
Replies: 47
Views: 2495

Re: storing wines vertically?

Maybe the changes involved could only be perceived by someone like him or may only take place in the more delicate wines such as Burgundies. I would say no to both of those. If he can perceive the changes, so can other people, and they can't because there are no changes, and Burgundy is no more del...
by GregT
January 18th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have any of the superripe Aussies changed their style?
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Have any of the superripe Aussies changed their style?

Can't give you specific examples Chris, but there were always different approaches in Australia. Remember, it's a huge place with lots of diverse regions, some directly on the ocean with cold wind blowing up from the south pole. Last few years I've tasted maybe a few hundred and there are many that ...
by GregT
January 17th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 46
Views: 1546

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

You're going to get a bunch of "old man yells at sky" answers here I don’t think that you’ve seen this here See posts 2-8, 11 and 16. I love the participation trophy rhetoric. I'm not a millennial, but that's rather rich coming from boomers. And your point would be? That one's age determines whethe...
by GregT
January 17th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 1091

Re: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC

Nice work Pat. I'm shocked at that Etiqueta Blanca. The vintage wasn't considered particularly good overall although some bodegas, Murrieta for example, made pretty wonderful wines. But remember that wine was a crianza, which was their lowest level wine, and Franco was still around, so there weren't...
by GregT
January 17th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: NV Matthiasson Village Cabernet Lot 1
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: TNR: NV Matthiasson Village Cabernet Lot 1

I enjoyed several bottles over the last few months. I find it be a fruitier, leaner and fresher expression when compared to the regular Napa Cabernet. I’m not the best at writing tasting notes. . . You just did. And it was much more useful than saying that one had nuances of cast iron pan, or had d...
by GregT
January 17th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 46
Views: 1546

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

With a few recent discussions here and on the CT forums, I started thinking about how we evaluate them. For most (myself included), we seem to compare them to "standard" wines (by which I mean wines with all of the usual treatments allowed / non-natural wines) Brandon - I don't know what this means...
by GregT
January 17th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelli White on wine aging
Replies: 19
Views: 1570

Re: Kelli White on wine aging

Kelli White is. . .?
by GregT
January 17th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine fridge conundrum...replace cooler, or the whole thing?
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Wine fridge conundrum...replace cooler, or the whole thing?

What else could go wrong? As you say, it's basically a box with a cooling unit. If you can get a good price on a cooling unit seems like you're OK. If I'm not mistaken, they use the CellarPro unit, which is easy to replace and they don't have cooling coils around the back like a kitchen fridge. Mine...
by GregT
January 17th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Bottles Don't Necessarily Make Good Pairings: Exhibit "A".
Replies: 32
Views: 1519

Re: Nice Bottles Don't Necessarily Make Good Pairings: Exhibit "A".

Happy anniversary from here too.

And I like this:

I had my usual Seared Magret de Canard as a main course

A man of good taste!
by GregT
January 16th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: About spoilage
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: About spoilage

I am not comfortable with conflict so unless I get agreement I acquiesce. . . . I’m hoping to get a behavior check here as to whether or not I should be more aggressive or just stay the course [wow.gif] What was that line . . . ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AQC2Na5Eu0 You paid for something. I...
by GregT
January 16th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 1782

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

At home - 547 bottles
At restaurants - 30 bottles? Didn't count all of them.
At other people's homes - don't know.
At wineries - don't know
At tastings - don't know. No full bottles, maybe 50 tastes per, since some of them were smaller tastings
Gave away - 6 bottles
Dumped - at least 10 bottles
by GregT
January 16th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: NV Matthiasson Village Cabernet Lot 1
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: TNR: NV Matthiasson Village Cabernet Lot 1

Normally I'd never consider an NV Cabernet
Why?

I don't know that wine but I love pretty much anything Matthiasson is involved in so I'd go for it.
by GregT
January 15th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home

John - you're in NJ with a real basement? You can do what you did earlier and if you're not comfortable doing your own exterior covering (sheetrock, wood, tile, whatever,) you can hire that part out. It's not that hard to do really and if you've built one already, you can save a LOT of money doing ...
by GregT
January 15th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical
Replies: 16
Views: 1020

Re: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical

It would. Donjon was one of the more old-school ones, unlike some of the cleaner, fruitier CdPs. I've had the 2009 a few times and it was ripe, but as you say, that's also the vintage. Your vertical would also be an interesting tasting. I did a few tastings of wines where Rolland came in and we were...
by GregT
January 15th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home

John - you're in NJ with a real basement? You can do what you did earlier and if you're not comfortable doing your own exterior covering (sheetrock, wood, tile, whatever,) you can hire that part out. It's not that hard to do really and if you've built one already, you can save a LOT of money doing i...
by GregT
January 15th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Brand for Cellar Vapor Barrier
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: Preferred Brand for Cellar Vapor Barrier

Tim - you can use that poly. The point is only to get something waterproof. Are you doing it yourself?
by GregT
January 15th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical
Replies: 16
Views: 1020

Re: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical

That would have been nice, but we already had 12 vintages for 10 people and some were driving.... I would hope so! You wouldn't want them walking, would you? They might stumble and fall. Cambie says his first vintage consulting there was 2003. Sounds like he hasn't made much difference in the house...
by GregT
January 15th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interstate Wine Sales Continuing Legal Education Materials Available
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Interstate Wine Sales Continuing Legal Education Materials Available

Can you zip them and then just post a link to that? Or you can split them and post to Google Drive - they have a 10mg limit.

Those are for simple folks like me - I'm sure that there are other more sophisticated ways of doing it?
by GregT
January 14th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso

"Must be McPrice-Meyers. No one else makes [I don't recall whether they said "shit like that" or "that kind of crap."]" I thought it was delicious.
Awesome! [cheers.gif]
by GregT
January 14th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dana Estates 2017 Offering
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Dana Estates 2017 Offering

What is Dana and why would they want that much for Sauvignon Blanc!

There seem to be more of these release dates popping up from places I've never heard of.
by GregT
January 14th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FOOTBALL AND WINE
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: FOOTBALL AND WINE

Theodora - you should post more often!

In our house January is like any other month - nightly wine with dinner.

Petite Sirah huh? I'm thinking Zin, but not decided yet.
by GregT
January 14th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso

Depends on what you want Jay. Tablas Creek is more like a Napa experience - big, good wines, touristy, but probably worth it for the wines. Peachy Canyon is one of the older wineries in the area and they make friendly wines. Herman Story and McPrice-Meyers make bigger stuff like Saxum. And there's T...
by GregT
January 14th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 25
Views: 645

Re: Slovenian Riesling

That's from Slovakia and not Slovenia... I'm from New York. I still don't know which one is north of the other between Kansas and Nebraska. You think I know the difference between Slovakia and Slovenia? Jay - easy to remember. Nebraska is where James Butler Hickock shot David McCanles and became kn...
by GregT
January 14th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 124
Views: 4932

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

We recently had a tasting of Turley Zins going back into the 90s and one of my favorites was the 1994, contrary to my expectations going in. It brought home the point that it's more than just the alcohol that one should consider. Based on that alone, I wouldn't have aged the wine. But for the perso...
by GregT
January 13th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 2989

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

It’s also about trying to understand how a wine drinker with a cellar moves thru the hobby. It’s obvious many on this board have found themselves at burgundy or champagne as their final stop on the wine journey but what were they varietals they enjoyed along the way. I’m at a Rhône variable stage n...
by GregT
January 13th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 25
Views: 645

Re: Slovenian Riesling

So a few others have already explained the "Renski" part but it's common to name the grape that way in much of Europe. That's the Reisling we know in the US. The other "Riesling" is not related. As mentioned, it's often referred to as Welsch Rizling Wälschriesling or Olaszrizling. That's not related...
by GregT
January 13th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years

Just saw that article a few minutes ago. I don't buy all of this though: As well as a decline in the number of baby boomers, the generation is also drinking less because of lower disposable income, smaller homes—making wine harder to store—and health concerns, says IWSR. A few years ago brands like ...
by GregT
January 12th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 2989

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

For wines you intend to cellar. How many bottles of the same wine do you get?
How many do you want and how many can you afford? Seems pretty simple.

I can't believe how obsessive some people are about this. I would absolutely stop drinking wine if I had to go through any of these calculations!
by GregT
January 11th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Paetra Gewürztraminer (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Van Duzer Corridor)
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: TN: 2018 Paetra Gewürztraminer (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Van Duzer Corridor)

We had a couple of those as well. Interesting wine and interesting choice of grapes to make it with. It's not my go-to grape so I was particularly intrigued. Always nice to see someone taking some risks. And good job with the screw cap too! Those can go south pretty easily, and this one was way bett...
by GregT
January 11th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3454

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

Damn Mel. Had me laughing out loud. Great and very pointed post! [rofl.gif] And terroir is all things in winegrowing. Site, climate, regional culture, etc. I have made wine in 5 different buildings and each of those buildings had it’s own “climate”. The stage of vinification and elevage is not separ...
by GregT
January 11th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine racks to use for storage unit
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Wine racks to use for storage unit

So that's roughly five feet by four feet by just under three feet deep. Any of those racks at Amazon will probably be OK. You don't have serious earthquakes in St Louis (as far as I know) and once the rack is partly filled, it will become harder to move anyway, so what's to worry about? Just save yo...
by GregT
January 10th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine racks to use for storage unit
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Wine racks to use for storage unit

How sturdy do they need to be? They're not going to be moved around right? So what's the concern? And how high are they going to be? Do you have a walk-in locker that's eight feet high or is it much smaller? As to length, that's irrelevant. Bottles can be anywhere from 11 to 13 inches or more, but a...
by GregT
January 10th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 2989

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

put together a spreadsheet with what you wish to acquire Do people actually do this? Why? Seems like it would work only if you have limited experience, where it's easy to pick two out of the six things you know. But who buys wine this way? What if you come across something interesting that you have...
by GregT
January 10th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 1969

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

Do you find any disagreements to be arguments in life? We are having a discussion. Relax man. Go drink a bottle of wine.


[scratch.gif]
by GregT
January 10th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonny Doon sold to War Room Ventures . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: Bonny Doon sold to War Room Ventures . . .

The WB article describes the WarRoom people as follows:

WarRoom Ventures, a wine company based in Santa Margarita in San Luis Obispo County established to invest and develops wine brand [sic]. . .

Perhaps related to the people who just sold the WA to Michelin and have some cash to burn?
by GregT
January 10th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 1969

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

Whoops. Writing while Michael was posting. Making the same point though. [cheers.gif]
by GregT
January 10th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 1969

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

I love that a two year old thread from the dumpster can continue arguments as if there had been no hiatus. And then: First, Indian food isn't very diverse. Really? It's actually extremely diverse. The problem is that people refer to the entire subcontinent as if it were a single, unified place. It's...
by GregT
January 9th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australia Fires Update
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Australia Fires Update

It's terrible. A real holocaust. The smoke has reached Argentina. And everyone will be worrying about smoke taint, even if they don't get fire damage themselves.

by GregT
January 9th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?
Replies: 26
Views: 974

Re: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?

I'm heading out to Napa in a few days and was curious to hear from other Berserkers what questions they ask on their winery visits. So Berserkers... What are your favorite questions to ask when you visit a winery? What helps you better appreciate how they're unique that you can't get just from tast...
by GregT
January 9th, 2020, 12:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Booze Spectator
Replies: 30
Views: 1710

Re: Booze Spectator

Another worthy Seiber post.

FYI, John probably has more insight into the magazine/publishing issues than most people on this site.

Still, I haven't seen the things insinuated here. No affiliation and no financial incentives, just recalling dinners and tastings with a few of the reviewers.

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