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by CJ Beazley
January 18th, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite non-red with 10+ years of age
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Your favorite non-red with 10+ years of age

Surprised white Rhône’s didn’t get their own listing
by CJ Beazley
January 17th, 2021, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla

1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla, Margaux This wine was splashed-poured into a decanter and back into the bottle 2 hours before our crazy good, cast-iron grilled Snake River Farms wagyu ribcap Sunday dinner. Some floral and gravel notes fused-in within its appealing perfume. In the palate, red berry acidity, ...
by CJ Beazley
January 16th, 2021, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2220
Views: 305332

Re: Official Costco Thread

Costco DFW area has just done their annual post holiday wine markdown. Mostly large format wines. Discounts are 35-40% off. Picked up Freemark Abbey 3L and Raymond Cab 3L. Also had Duckhorn 3 pack including 2017 cabernet, 2017 merlot and 2018 chardonnay and a Prisoner 3 pack. Was that Prisoner 3 pa...
by CJ Beazley
January 12th, 2021, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9127

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

I wasn’t expecting this to be in my feed-
by CJ Beazley
January 12th, 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 33
Views: 897

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

Do si dos, double peanutty goodness
by CJ Beazley
January 11th, 2021, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9127

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

I am Frank Drew's niece and this outpouring of kindness and care means so much to our family. I know that he loved this community (and wine!) and that it would make him very happy to see these thoughts from all of you. It’s not just this thread, there are others- https://www.wineberserkers.com/foru...
by CJ Beazley
January 10th, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2294

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

Ask NED as far as I know he’s the only one who’s ever threatened to sue Todd.
by CJ Beazley
January 10th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2295

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

I’m going to choose to believe Frank Drew shipped those.
by CJ Beazley
January 4th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99692

Re: What did you cook tonight?

LMD Ermitaño wrote: January 4th, 2021, 8:03 am The wife requested that I make pan seared spiced duck breast (w/ foie gras & port-cranberry sauce) again. Paired it with red Burg.
“paired it with a red Burg”...I think you buried the lede there Noel.
by CJ Beazley
January 1st, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 62
Views: 2934

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

Wild blend here (macabeo, xarello, parellada), totally dry, and a bargain-
by CJ Beazley
December 29th, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off vintages that took you by surprise.
Replies: 66
Views: 2228

Re: Off vintages that took you by surprise.

1998 Napa, widely panned. I’ve had some really good bottles of ‘98 I think they just needed lots of time.
by CJ Beazley
December 28th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1739
Views: 118520

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

B. Buzzini wrote: December 27th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Hey Buzz, if you get a chance please post a note about that Laherte brut nature, I have it from 3 different disgorgement dates and I’m curious about any variation.
Thanx
by CJ Beazley
December 28th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1739
Views: 118520

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

A couple of champagnes over Christmas. NV Chartogne-Taillet Champagne Cuvée Sainte Anne - France, Champagne (27/12/2020) 2016 base, disgorged September 2019. Love anything that this producer makes. Very vibrant fruit of mostly green apples, very good balance. This has the sufficient tartness to app...
by CJ Beazley
December 28th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ruth Lewandowski Montepulciano Lot# 2 Fox Hill Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Ruth Lewandowski Montepulciano Lot# 2 Fox Hill Vineyard

Love that bottle.
*Ever notice the Italian red wine in The Godfather restaurant scene is a reisling style bottle?
by CJ Beazley
December 27th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Patricia Raquin Chablis VV
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: 2018 Patricia Raquin Chablis VV

OK, I maybe should said TN first but I don't want to start off with that and instead prefer to make the observation that there is no mention of this wine in all of this Board's archives. I found it on a retailer's shelf and I am willing to admit that I was drawn to the unusual bottle shape, somewha...
by CJ Beazley
December 18th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 586968

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

JLuch wrote: December 18th, 2020, 8:51 am Yount Ridge is already gone. It is Celia Welch, but that is about all I know about it. Lot of good wine out there for around $100, so I passed rather than rush purchased.
Winesearcher low is $237, pretty good deal, I’ve never had it and 99 bucks is high for a flyer-I passed reluctantly.
by CJ Beazley
December 6th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1739
Views: 118520

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Gallimard Quintessence-lotta wine for the price, this was really nice.
by CJ Beazley
November 29th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food gifts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1467

Re: Favorite food gifts?

A couple years ago someone gifted me a bottle of craft/artisan Worcestershire sauce, I thought it was the dumbest thing ever. It sat in the pantry for months until I finally opened it-it was absolutely phenomenal, unlike anything I’ve ever had, an epiphany. Highly recommend seeking some for gifting...
by CJ Beazley
November 29th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food gifts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1467

Re: Favorite food gifts?

A couple years ago someone gifted me a bottle of craft/artisan Worcestershire sauce, I thought it was the dumbest thing ever. It sat in the pantry for months until I finally opened it-it was absolutely phenomenal, unlike anything I’ve ever had, an epiphany. Highly recommend seeking some for gifting ...
by CJ Beazley
November 28th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12651

Re: Black Friday Sales

00 Wines offer good through Sunday while supplies last: $1 + local sales tax + shipping for one bottle of 2017 VGW Chardonnay. My all in cost ended up at $25, versus WS low of $70. Just need to open an account on their website. I’m a big fan of these wines, both Chards & Pinots, and this is a t...
by CJ Beazley
November 27th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your views on Australian wines now?
Replies: 36
Views: 1745

Re: What are your views on Australian wines now?

Not sure where to put this, might cross post in the thread about tariffs;
by CJ Beazley
November 27th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7763

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Carlton McCrindle wrote: November 27th, 2020, 11:44 am 2012 Felton Road Pinot Noir
2012 Jonata Todas
Paired nicely with and salt and pepper brined turkey.
I got as far as standing up a ‘12 Todas on Monday, so close to opening that yesterday.
by CJ Beazley
November 27th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7763

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Got lucky all showed well, including the wine from the ‘long term experiment box’
I assume the calorie count yesterday was pretty epic
by CJ Beazley
November 24th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8975
Views: 1377109

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

Siun o'Connell wrote: November 24th, 2020, 8:01 am I believe at the time you could not subscribe to Highlights for your home etc so thats the only place you saw them ... I used to beg for old issues.
Here’s the latest issue!
by CJ Beazley
November 21st, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 151
Views: 17190

Re: Wait list times

More than a little surprised that Rochioli has Not been part of this discussion. IMO, one of the very best Pinots (the SVD’s) in California. Drank a 96 West Block last year, and it was singing, and could have gone ten more years. Still have most of my 04’s - looking forward to them. When I got on t...
by CJ Beazley
November 12th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38265

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

I was shipped the CC and am awaiting the promised refund. My dad was shipped the Hillside but here's a wrinkle, it doesn't list an ABV at all on either front or back label, which I wouldn't have figured was even legal. I’m sure you know this, but just in case-have him look really close. It’s hard t...
by CJ Beazley
November 8th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11337

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Funny, just looked at my cellartracker and ALL the most recent "community notes on my wines" are bottles of Dom. Never seen that before. Lots of champagne was enjoyed last night. https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/1325238535448825856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwt...
by CJ Beazley
November 8th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11337

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: November 7th, 2020, 1:00 pm Opened a mag of Donnhoff when the election was called. D4CB2DF7-780C-4907-8D3F-D53038945DD7.jpeg
Dude! You have lost a gang of weight. Good on ya
by CJ Beazley
November 6th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38265

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Shipping a case of wine is what, about $35? That means I got the case of 2018 CC for $65 plus shipping. Since we all pay shipping costs fur wine frequently, and I rarely, if ever, see anyone quoting their "all in" price when talking about wine list allocations, etc, then $65 seems like a ...
by CJ Beazley
November 4th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rudy's Back!
Replies: 12
Views: 2262

Re: Rudy's Back!

Due to be released this week: https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/11/king-of-wine-fraud-facing-freedom?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20201104-article02 I hear he has a job lined up at Vintage Wine Estates. Not cool. Back it up with a reason or delete it. It’s a joke a...
by CJ Beazley
November 4th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Dennis attick A++++
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Dennis attick A++++

Todd F r e n c h wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 3:06 pm There should basically be a dedicated thread just on Dennis Attick and how awesome he is in his many transactions...
No kidding, he stepped out of a meeting with his attorneys to finalize a deal for a couple bottles for me once-what a guy.
by CJ Beazley
November 2nd, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 605
Views: 52846

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2013 Zepaltas RRV
Nice bright nose. A little sappy piney thing, darkish fruit, nice weekday bottle.
by CJ Beazley
November 2nd, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38265

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Peter C. wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 2:16 pm
NickRut wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 2:15 pm So email Qupe directly is the play?
Yes, info@qupe.com.

Nikki responded promptly on a weekend within a couple hours to my note inquiring about why there are two ABVs.
What’d she say, was the reason?
by CJ Beazley
October 30th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38265

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Fresh off the truck-all “Hillside” all 14.5
*click to enlarge
by CJ Beazley
October 29th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2220
Views: 305332

Re: Official Costco Thread

These were $19.99-south dallas
by CJ Beazley
October 27th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20
Replies: 26
Views: 1046

Re: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20

Any recs for a low dose domestic sparkler?
by CJ Beazley
October 25th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2501
Views: 214093

Re: Steak Porn

Filet...not so petite
by CJ Beazley
October 25th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 670
Views: 56657

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

anybody know this brand? I’ve bought a few. Real nice: https://kamikoto.com/collections/active/products/kanpeki-knife-set-7-inch-santoku-1000-3000-toishi-whetstone-black-friday-2019?utm_campaign=OCT55%20102620%20%28VSRpPs%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=All%20US%20allow%20marketing&_ke=e...
by CJ Beazley
October 21st, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Cabot Klamath Cuvée
Replies: 7
Views: 554

2007 Cabot Klamath Cuvée

Powerful nose on pop. This is super dark fruited with a hint of smoke and some olive. I had one of these on release at it was a beast, a few years has really helped, I can’t imagine this could be any better than last night, lovely-and an amazing qpr.
by CJ Beazley
October 20th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mashed Potatoes
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Mashed Potatoes

I guess it’s a Texas thing but canned milk is a must.
by CJ Beazley
October 16th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15306
Views: 783182

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A fun selection Calon segur 1982 Batailly 1982 Haut Batailly 1982 3 Louis Latour Puligny 1979 Domaine de Nalys blanc 1978 4 Latour 1975 5 Latour 1971 3 Mouton 1970 Mondavi reserve 1974 Mondavi reserve 1976 Pichon Lalande 1966 Vallana spanna cannot find vintage Souverain 1974 2 Montrose 1970 2 Chape...
by CJ Beazley
October 15th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1833
Views: 119529

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I got email yesterday confirming I scored some of the Egly-Ouriet offer, it had been a few days I thought I’d missed out.
by CJ Beazley
October 9th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sharktank wine scam sentencing
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Sharktank wine scam sentencing

by CJ Beazley
October 8th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 101
Views: 3689

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

Almost. I tried brains once and hated, hated, hated the texture. I don't know if they were prepared badly but I now have a strong aversion. There are certainly some foods I prefer to avoid (lima beans, salted caramel) but that's the only thing I absolutely refuse to eat regardless of prep. When I w...
by CJ Beazley
October 6th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2220
Views: 305332

Re: Official Costco Thread

2015 Vaso Cabernet Sauvignon (2nd wine of Dana Estate) at West Plano and Southlake for $64.99 Had one this week, and it is quality and worth every penny. Thanks for the heads up. Picked up a few of these ($67.99 here) and a Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo at the Houston Galleria location. I also picked up ...
by CJ Beazley
October 4th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is this? Bouchard Pere & Fils Nuits-Saint-Georges - Les Vaucrains 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: What is this? Bouchard Pere & Fils Nuits-Saint-Georges - Les Vaucrains 2015

Looks like they made it in 1976 and 1947. No tasting notes but there’s 1 consumed and one sitting in a cellar.
BTW, ‘Ole Thunder Bucket’ makes it s second appearance here in this CT ad
by CJ Beazley
September 27th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ian Cauble Agrees With Me -- TN: 2015 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Ronda's Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Ian Cauble Agrees With Me -- TN: 2015 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Ronda's Vineyard

I can attest to the ‘crystallized ring at the neck’.
Btw, Andrew was very nice about explaining this.
by CJ Beazley
September 27th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller, Shaefer, Mousse, Marguet, Grünhaus, Magdelaine, Sociando.....
Replies: 15
Views: 972

Re: Keller, Shaefer, Mousse, Marguet, Grünhaus, Magdelaine, Sociando.....

Hey Claus, what brand stem is that in the bottom pic?
by CJ Beazley
September 24th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wayfarer Vineyard
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Wayfarer Vineyard

Is this technically part of Pahlmeyer?
by CJ Beazley
September 22nd, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried any of these recently?
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Anyone tried any of these recently?

Not that recent but the 97 Forman was amazing a few years ago.
Btw, it doesn’t get much love here but a 97 Hess Collection held its own against the Forman that night.
Good luck David, it was a good year especially for mountain fruit (pretty warm year).

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