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by PeterH
January 25th, 2021, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Soliste Cellars Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: Soliste Cellars Sale

Thanks for the tip. I've been reading recommendations for Soliste, but the prices seemed steep. They may well be worth every cent, but I like the chance to sample at entry level prices.
by PeterH
January 25th, 2021, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8188
Views: 578134

Re: de Negoce offer

Timothy B a l l a r d wrote: January 25th, 2021, 2:42 pm Wonder if Cam restricted this somehow in his system for purchasers exclusively on his "Top 100"??
I've found that I sometimes get offers later than they are posted here, but I never got this one. Maybe someone knows that I don't like SB with oak.
by PeterH
January 24th, 2021, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: retail behavior
Replies: 20
Views: 1545

Re: retail behavior

Our company had this problem for many years. Syncing retail and online inventory is not a trivial problem. We had to step up to a higher level of POS software, which came with a not so trivial expense.
by PeterH
January 22nd, 2021, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Worst Bordeaux Vintage 1980-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1958

Re: Poll: Worst Bordeaux Vintage 1980-2013

A lot of these vintages haven’t been very available in the US. I don’t remember seeing 1991s or 1992s in stores, or perhaps I just ignored them as the vintages already had very poor reputations). I never tasted a 1992 until last year when I had the Magdelaine, which is pretty good (there’s a thread...
by PeterH
January 22nd, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 33
Views: 3088

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

In his 2020 vintage report, Ken Wright mentions ozone treatment. We have used ozone at our factory to treat smoke reside after a fire at an adjacent commercial building. It is amazingly effective, but ozone is a powerful oxidizer. It is used as an alternative to bleach for sanitation, and has the po...
by PeterH
January 21st, 2021, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Inexpensive Sparklers
Replies: 31
Views: 6437

Re: Inexpensive Sparklers

This is a category where I generally get the least satisfaction from bottom fishing. However, the J Laurens Cremant de Limoux Brut is pretty good and for $14 beats anything else I’ve tried under $30. Our neighbor must have cases of that socked away. She gives us a bottle every holiday and birthday....
by PeterH
January 19th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431439

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Anybody else get the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Mystery from 3 April 2020? It just arrived and it's a 2018 Cristom Willamette Valley. No sub-AVA, no further designation, nothing. I'm unable to find any evidence this bottling even exists. Anybody have any thoughts on it? Relevant verbiage from the...
by PeterH
January 19th, 2021, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taking wine on ski trip
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: Taking wine on ski trip

Yeah - I could see it tasting flat faster. That would be consistent with faster degassing. But I wonder how much faster - I'm sure one could estimate it if one knew the science better than I do. But I wouldn't think it's a huge difference. Anyway, even if so, solution - drink more faster! The atmos...
by PeterH
January 18th, 2021, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taking wine on ski trip
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: Taking wine on ski trip

Jon, I presume you know how hard it is to remain hydrated in a high, dry, cold environment, while getting a good workout every day. You don't really feel thirsty in the cold, and water is not always close at hand. Drink plenty before you travel, drink on the way, drink every hour of every day, even ...
by PeterH
January 18th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WB 'Wine Rules' To Consider
Replies: 25
Views: 1541

Re: WB 'Wine Rules' To Consider

"A wine is worth whatever a knowledgeable (important qualifier) buyer is willing to pay."

I invite dissension.

"Wine is much too important to allocate on the basis of ability to pay. It should be reserved only for those able to to appreciate it fully."
by PeterH
January 15th, 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screaming eagle
Replies: 25
Views: 3090

Re: Screaming eagle

Pulled my chopper up short when I read the OP.
by PeterH
January 14th, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8188
Views: 578134

Re: de Negoce offer

Interesting. I've purchased a number of de Negoce wines, but I have not gotten an e-mail notice of the last few offers.
Unless there is more Willamette Valley wine, I'm done anyway.
by PeterH
January 13th, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non Ziehharmonika
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Sine Qua Non Ziehharmonika

"Mama's got a Zieharmonica
Daddy never sleeps at night", just doesn't have the same ring
by PeterH
January 11th, 2021, 10:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 33
Views: 964

Re: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)

Robert M yers wrote: January 11th, 2021, 9:37 pm
PeterH wrote: January 11th, 2021, 9:27 pm None are worth the calories. I just write a check.
How do I tell that to my niece [wink.gif]
Buy some and give them away?
by PeterH
January 11th, 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 33
Views: 964

Re: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)

None are worth the calories. I just write a check.
by PeterH
January 9th, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8291
Views: 588856

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018 up for $175 a bottle. I grabbed one as I've never had a Grand Cru Burg before; any thoughts on this deal? Considering grabbing one more. I see that a '99 is available from at least one merchant for $199, and I don't think I can wait 20 years to let th...
by PeterH
January 8th, 2021, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8188
Views: 578134

Re: de Negoce offer

150 case of Oregon syrah just went up. only 90 cases left To be more precise, the Milton Freewater area of the Walla Walla AVA. Referred to as "occupied territory" by some., The Rocks by others. From the description, sees more oak than most here appreciate, but I bet it is a crowd pleaser.
by PeterH
January 6th, 2021, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 613
Views: 53750

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

We had a 2014 Boheme Taylor Ridge Pinot Noir the other night with roast chicken. I usually don't favor Sonoma Pinots, but this one is beautiful. To start, no cola at all. Flavors ranged from citrus to cherry,with a slightly savory floral nose. Delicious wine. Maybe at its peak, maybe still getting b...
by PeterH
January 5th, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No girls 2017 offer
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: No girls 2017 offer

larry schaffer wrote: January 5th, 2021, 4:39 pm Anyone ever hear of Owen Bargreen? Thought that was interesting . . .

Cheers!
I thought that name was familiar. A Puget Sounder

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10 ... rgreen-com
by PeterH
January 4th, 2021, 10:01 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36170

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Too bad wine purchases don't qualify for multiples on any card I have - 3x or 4x would be nice. Did you know that merchants pay higher processing fees for cards that give high rewards? They generally are willing to pay the higher fees, because the rewards induce higher spending. Still, few consumer...
by PeterH
January 2nd, 2021, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guess the wine & critic
Replies: 9
Views: 883

Re: Guess the wine & critic

Before I looked at the spoiler, I guessed a Dal Forno from the 80s.

I would avoid any wine based on a review like that, and the critic too.
by PeterH
December 31st, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll - off vintages in Bordeaux
Replies: 61
Views: 2537

Re: Poll - off vintages in Bordeaux

I took the definition "off" to mean decent vintages that were under appreciated at release, but generally got better with time. Second to third tier. That is opposed to "bad" vintages, that were rated poorly at release and never aged into anything of note. Bottom 25%. None of the...
by PeterH
December 30th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431439

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Kris Patten wrote: December 30th, 2020, 5:02 pm The Mystery Cab USA from Nov. 13th at $19.91 I picked up today was Den Hoed Andreas 2015.
In line with expectations this time.

I thought I'd try for the second Barolo offer today, the Manzone, but it was sold out 11 minutes after the time stamp of the e-mail.
by PeterH
December 29th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?
Replies: 55
Views: 2202

Re: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?

how about these square wine bottles: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foodrepublic.com/2013/10/08/are-these-new-square-wine-bottles-messing-with-success/amp/ They would stack much tighter, but are they lighter? Square bottles usually need to be heavier for the same volume due to the thicker corners.
by PeterH
December 28th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?
Replies: 55
Views: 2202

Re: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?

Extra large bottles are a PITA (or back) to lug up and down stairs, cost more to ship, won't fit in many of my racks, and give the illusion of more wine, leading to disappointment when the heavy bottle turns out to be empty.
by PeterH
December 26th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How often do you know the wine?
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: How often do you know the wine?

Just as a reference comparison, there are millions of places to visit in the world, and millions of books published. Yet, if you are an experienced traveler, or an avid reader, you will recognize the titles of books and the authors your friends suggest, and my even know of the small inn in a far awa...
by PeterH
December 24th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3718

Re: Windfall wine purchase

If I was given $600 to specifically spend on one wine, no other choice, I'd buy a Madeira. I could enjoy that over weeks, whereas most other bottles would be gone in one sitting. My answer would have been different many years ago, it seems, when I went to regular wine tastings with a "competiti...
by PeterH
December 21st, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with goose: Moose!
Replies: 48
Views: 2071

Re: Wine pairing with goose?

I've cooked goose stuffed with apples and prunes many times, usually soaked in Port, but Armagnac sounds like a great option. My wine choice is the richest Pinot Noir you can find, provided that it maintains a backbone of acidity. GC Burgundy if you can afford it. Top quality new world Pinot as an o...
by PeterH
December 19th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Cellar of Joseph Phelps to be Sold
Replies: 45
Views: 6213

Re: Private Cellar of Joseph Phelps to be Sold

I guess the Joseph Phelps '75 Cab I have in the cellar may be worth more than a dollar or two. Or maybe not, since it didn't come out of his cellar.
by PeterH
December 18th, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8291
Views: 588856

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

PSA, if you see anymore of any of the Sedition Chenoweth pinots come back up, grab them. They are terrific! OK. Better be good! (At $25 I can take the risk on something I've never even heard of, let alone tried) Already had picked up Bel Canto a few weeks ago at about the same price, but respect Ca...
by PeterH
December 17th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8291
Views: 588856

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Just bought two. It's a winner.
by PeterH
December 16th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine goes best with beets?
Replies: 33
Views: 1249

Re: What wine goes best with beets?

Corked Amarone.
by PeterH
December 15th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Powdered Alcohol
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Re: Powdered Alcohol

There was a lot of talk a few years ago about Palcohol, which is a polysaccharide base with alcohol adsorbed. It actually weighs more than liquid ethanol, or a water ethanol mix. The advantage is that it can be transported in a lightweight container as a powder. As far as buying it? This is what the...
by PeterH
December 15th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a corked wine still be used in a marinade?
Replies: 34
Views: 1842

Re: Can a corked wine still be used in a marinade?

The boiling point of 2-4-6 trichloroanisole is 140C, so it is not going to easily boil off. I've heard that fat ties up TCA, effectively neutralizing it, but that may not happen if you marinate a steak and then grill it. I wouldn't take the risk, and I wouldn't want an open container of corked wine ...
by PeterH
December 14th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15948

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Speaking of WA state wines on the list, the three WA choices are competently made, and I wouldn't refuse them if offered, but they are about as exciting as a take out pizza.
by PeterH
December 14th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: TN: 2013 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Whistling Ridge Vineyard

I only eat ripened himalayan blackberries. Bhutan and Tibetan are underrated. They have to be harvested above 23,000 feet or it’s just not worth it. Funny as it may sound, Himalayan blackberries are an invasive species that are the bane of property owners in the PNW. They can grown over ten feet a ...
by PeterH
December 13th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale

Tony Soter knows how to make good wine, but the winemaker for the Soter Pinot Noir is James Cahill. (Tony is not hands off, however.)
I'm pretty sure that the last Soter made Bordeaux variety wine was more than ten years ago. Once again, I was/am not a fan of Etude Pinot Noir.
by PeterH
December 12th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale

I agree totally that it is all a matter of ones preference. I stopped buying Sojourn Pinot Noirs also after trying a range of selections over a few years. Rivers Marie, Sojourn, and Andrew Will all make excellent wines every year, and I'm not trying to discourage anyone from buying them. Of course ...
by PeterH
December 12th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale

I agree totally that it is all a matter of ones preference. I stopped buying Sojourn Pinot Noirs also after trying a range of selections over a few years.
Rivers Marie, Sojourn, and Andrew Will all make excellent wines every year, and I'm not trying to discourage anyone from buying them.
by PeterH
December 12th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4560

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

On a similar note- Ned Ludd & Goodfellow Family Cellars December 17th - Wine Dinner To-Go Winter Squash Soup, Bay Shrimp Brown Butter Crouton 2018 Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay Smoked Trout, Celeriac, Lemon Cream 2016 Whistling Ridge Blanc Smoked Duck, Black Lentils, Arugula, Dried Cherry Gastrique 20...
by PeterH
December 12th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale

I love the Andrew Will Champoux, but the 2015 is riper than usual. It is a matter of preference. I didn't go in on the offer. Peter Rosback (Sineann) is an accomplished Pinot Noir wine maker, and doesn't do bad with Bordeaux varieties, but I prefer the Andrew Will. I've never found Pinot specialist...
by PeterH
December 11th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale

I love the Andrew Will Champoux, but the 2015 is riper than usual. It is a matter of preference. I didn't go in on the offer. Peter Rosback (Sineann) is an accomplished Pinot Noir wine maker, and doesn't do bad with Bordeaux varieties, but I prefer the Andrew Will. I've never found Pinot specialists...
by PeterH
December 11th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale

My wife prefers Suave Champoux. It's much cheaper. Don't know how many points it scored, but it's nearly the same as the other name brands according to their commercials. If you can't handle the adult Champoux, there is also the https://www.vivino.com/sineann-baby-poux-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon/w...
by PeterH
December 10th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Figeac 1975
Replies: 38
Views: 1163

Re: TN Figeac 1975

Oh - that was a wine review? I thought you were describing the denizens that hang out here... [wink.gif] I've enjoyed many 75s once they finally came around. The pity was that some never did - the tannins outlived the fruit without ever attaining any sort of balance. The others that did snap into f...
by PeterH
December 10th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431439

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

This is an old TN of Otto's (from 2014) and this was offered by Garagiste back in 2009, but he just re-posted it in the "off the beaten path" thread, so for those of you who (like me) ordered the Bourdy "Galant des Abesses" but haven't tried it yet, and who (unlike me) aren't fo...
by PeterH
December 7th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Langhe Nebbiolo under $25 [Poll Added]
Replies: 88
Views: 4332

Re: Best Value Langhe Nebbiolo under $20

Ruche, Freisa, Barbera and Dolcetto are not even close substitutes for Nebbiolo. They can have their own threads. Fudging a bit for current prices, I'd take the Vajra, but in the current market, better than decent Barbarescos are showing up at less than $30. For me, paying less for a nearly generic ...
by PeterH
December 7th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431439

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

The $49 Chardonnay Mystery from anywhere (except Belgium) sold out in minutes.
Chardonnay from anywhere all tastes the same anyway, doesn't it?
by PeterH
December 7th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 200
Views: 5375

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

The split was 50/50 for a like/dislike button, so we got something else altogether. Still can't like individual posts without making another post in reference.
FWIW, I voted against a like button.
Thank you for looking.
by PeterH
December 6th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amusing Article - Which Wine You Should Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Amusing Article - Which Wine You Should Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Is that what wine you are supposed to drink today, all month, or every day?
Can you draw again if you don't like your card?

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