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by Levi Dalton
March 12th, 2020, 2:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10672

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

... you both misconstrued and misrepresented what he said, and you were insulting in addition. ... apparently you do not possess listening comprehension in English at the First Grade level. Congratulations Levi. I'm normally pretty tolerant of criticism. But you just became the first person ever to...
by Levi Dalton
February 28th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10672

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Pierre Morey recounts that the first vintage (according to him), in which Leflaive experienced oxidation was 2006, which he says was the last vintage that he was fully responsible for through bottling. [N.B. I would note here that there are accounts of oxidized 2005s from Leflaive on the the Oxidiz...
by Levi Dalton
February 28th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10672

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Don criticized what Morey said, and then said he could have no respect for Morey because of it. There is no ad hominem there. Except he entirely misconstrued what Morey said. Which is sort of amazing, because what Morey said is recorded and thus it is possible to listen to it again if something is ...
by Levi Dalton
February 24th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10672

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

To the extent you criticize the wines. Not the man. Do you know him personally ? Presumably no. Hence every ad hominem critic is null and void. Don criticized what Morey said, and then said he could have no respect for Morey because of it. There is no ad hominem there. Except he entirely misconstru...
by Levi Dalton
February 24th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10672

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

He acknowledges that there was a big problem with oxidation of the 2006 wines but claims to have no idea as to what went wrong -- and then goes on to speculate that maybe somehow excess humidity at the time of the vintage caused the problem This misconstrues what he said pretty much entirely. Perha...
by Levi Dalton
October 23rd, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Pepe!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1381

Re: My first Pepe!!!

As far as I am aware, Emidio Pepe has three daughters, not four.
by Levi Dalton
September 28th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)

Joshua Kates wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 9:27 am

So which wine is different in the two markets, if you don't mind reminding us, please?
The Trebbiano d'Abruzzo and the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
by Levi Dalton
September 28th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)

There is only one Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo from Emidio Pepe, there is not an old vine and a young vines wine, there is just the one wine. It is not exported through official channels to the United States. The winery prefers to sell it in Italy. Bottles sold in the US are grey market. The 2011 vintage of ...
by Levi Dalton
September 5th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: access to past Graperadio podcasts?
Replies: 16
Views: 934

Re: access to past Graperadio podcasts?

Levi, your podcasts are amazing. Absolutely my favourite of all. I really like Graperadio, too, especially when it's a one-to-one interview with winemakers. One advantage of GR is that, when you use the website version, the podcast continues (on Android) even if you don't have the browser open. You...
by Levi Dalton
September 3rd, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: access to past Graperadio podcasts?
Replies: 16
Views: 934

Re: access to past Graperadio podcasts?

Not sure what the budget would be, but there are free podcasting hosting services out there. Not free, but one option might be 400MB from Libsyn for $20 a month. You would get a new 400MB each month. Assuming your .mp3s are between 50MB and 99MB, you could host a new set of 4 to 8 episodes each mont...
by Levi Dalton
August 14th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?
Replies: 22
Views: 2812

Re: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?

I spoke with him about amaro once. He had what I think of as a food writer’s knowledge and interest in the topic. By which I mean, he knew Fernet Branca was popular in San Francisco and that was about it. He was nice, low-key, and easy to talk with the time I met him.
by Levi Dalton
August 3rd, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2186

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

There is only one Pecorino wine from Pepe, from one Pecorino vineyard. There is not a young and old vine Pecorino from Pepe, there is only the one Pecorino from Pepe.
by Levi Dalton
July 27th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alto Piemonte Books??
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Alto Piemonte Books??

There might be some podcasts that address the topic.
by Levi Dalton
July 26th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2186

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Not necessarily true. So much of what’s available in the US is grey market so prior to EP labeling with a new label designation, it would be tough to know what you’re getting. Wholesale in the US on the Montepulciano should be about $125/btl. If you’re finding it at retai for less, it’s likely grey...
by Levi Dalton
July 26th, 2019, 1:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2186

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Fascinating Levi. Thanks for the link to your prior explanation. I bought my bottles last year from Envoyer @ $50 USD. They imported them directly from Italy. The bottle numbers on my 2015s are very low: 00023 and 00086. I was confused by your previous post because you initially said that the old v...
by Levi Dalton
July 25th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2186

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

The Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d’Abruzzo sold in the US is old vines, with malo in bottle. The Pepe Trebbiano d’Abruzzo sold in Italy is typically the young vines, with malo done in vat. They are not the same wine. It is cheaper in Italy because it is a different wine. Same thing with the Pepe Montepulc...
by Levi Dalton
July 25th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2186

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Andrew,

I detailed the differences a few years ago in this post:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=134349&p=2145937&hi ... o#p2145937

Please check there for the answer to your question.
by Levi Dalton
July 23rd, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2186

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 1:26 pm
My glass came from Roscioli, in Rome. Now I have no idea which version I had.
95% you had a young vines wine.

In terms of which of the young vines wines, you will never know. They do not blend the vats. So in reality there are several different young vine wines, and several old vine wines.
by Levi Dalton
July 23rd, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2186

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Dennis Atick wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 9:11 am
Jeez. I had no idea. My ignorance of Italian wine is showing.
In all fairness, this particular situation is confusing and not well known.
by Levi Dalton
July 21st, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2186

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

The Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d’Abruzzo sold in the US is old vines, with malo in bottle. The Pepe Trebbiano d’Abruzzo sold in Italy is typically the young vines, with malo done in vat. They are not the same wine. It is cheaper in Italy because it is a different wine. Same thing with the Pepe Montepulci...
by Levi Dalton
July 8th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2579

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

That's a nice sentiment about respecting other people. I guess then that he would never use an anonymous twitter account to ridicule and attack other people in the wine community.
by Levi Dalton
July 2nd, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Hitting Brucie's Cellar...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: TN: Hitting Brucie's Cellar...(short/boring)

What a great lineup of wines. Very cool.

And a rare sighting of the seldom used Ft Rodd-Seaview AVA.
by Levi Dalton
June 30th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The "Clos" dinner - aka Burgundies from Clos, or "walled" plots
Replies: 22
Views: 1742

Re: TN: The "Clos" dinner - aka Burgundies from Clos, or "walled" plots

Not any more, but it was once! By this logic, I could host a Pre-phylloxera Vines Dinner of Burgundy from 2016 and the like, because at one point in history those would have been pre-phylloxera vines. Not by any rules of logic that make any sense in this universe, unless you think you can actually ...
by Levi Dalton
June 29th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The "Clos" dinner - aka Burgundies from Clos, or "walled" plots
Replies: 22
Views: 1742

Re: TN: The "Clos" dinner - aka Burgundies from Clos, or "walled" plots

James Billy wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 3:54 am
Not any more, but it was once!
By this logic, I could host a Pre-phylloxera Vines Dinner of Burgundy from 2016 and the like, because at one point in history those would have been pre-phylloxera vines.
by Levi Dalton
June 28th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The "Clos" dinner - aka Burgundies from Clos, or "walled" plots
Replies: 22
Views: 1742

Re: TN: The "Clos" dinner - aka Burgundies from Clos, or "walled" plots

I don't think Clos de la Roche is walled in.
by Levi Dalton
June 19th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

I had the Lucy rosé with a papaya salad recently and it was good.
by Levi Dalton
June 18th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette/McMinnville
Replies: 21
Views: 1945

Re: Willamette/McMinnville

I also recommend Thistle.
by Levi Dalton
May 30th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 97
Views: 7480

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Pictures from my recent Diamond Creek Vineyards visit
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by Levi Dalton
May 30th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 97
Views: 7480

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Boots has not passed away. She is 92 and lives on the property.
by Levi Dalton
May 29th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 97
Views: 7480

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

I visited Diamond Creek Vineyards for the first time recently. I found it helpful to get a visual on what the different parcels actually look like, how they relate to each other, etc.
by Levi Dalton
May 8th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Lelektsoglou
Replies: 17
Views: 1391

Re: Georges Lelektsoglou

I met him and tried a Crozes-Hermitage Rouge from his label that I liked a lot. It was the 2015 Vieilles Vignes de Gervans. He said it was from a vineyard in the historical zone for Crozes, near the hill of Hermitage, and not from the outlying plain. He has long run a wine retail shop in Tain, and h...
by Levi Dalton
April 17th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dublere being sold
Replies: 18
Views: 1732

Re: Dublere being sold

Blair was super nice to us when we visited earlier this year, and I can only wish him the best. Seemed like a great person.
by Levi Dalton
April 13th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 27
Views: 2468

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

I tried a 1999 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Epenots recently with a group, and this became the discussion around the table- whether 99s needed more time or what. I thought the Courcel was in a good place.
by Levi Dalton
April 13th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harbor Winery Retrospective Tasting...
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Harbor Winery Retrospective Tasting...

Thanks, Tom.
by Levi Dalton
April 4th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JamieGoode: The Privilege of Tasting BDX en Primeur
Replies: 27
Views: 1719

Re: JamieGoode: The Privilege of Tasting BDX en Primeur

Hmm. I wonder if getting flown around on private jets by Bordeaux chateau owners might water down the criticism as well. Now, Levi...we don't wanta go there!!! Tom Why not? Seems entirely relevant to the discussion. This is a piece Jamie Goode wrote in 2009, basically arguing that if the results do...
by Levi Dalton
April 4th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JamieGoode: The Privilege of Tasting BDX en Primeur
Replies: 27
Views: 1719

Re: JamieGoode: The Privilege of Tasting BDX en Primeur

Hmm. I wonder if getting flown around on private jets by Bordeaux chateau owners might water down the criticism as well.
by Levi Dalton
March 31st, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Poderi Colla Barbaresco Roncaglie (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: TN: 1996 Poderi Colla Barbaresco Roncaglie (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

I don't think I've ever had any of their wines. I see from the website that they're fairly traditional these days -- 14-21-day fermentations and aging in botte. But I vaguely had the impression that they were modern back in the day. And Beppe Colla, father of one Colla here and nephew of the other,...
by Levi Dalton
February 18th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JebDunnuck:StoloVnyds
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: JebDunnuck:StoloVnyds

R.H. Drexel is female.
by Levi Dalton
February 6th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?
Replies: 47
Views: 3062

Re: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?

Thank you to all who said a nice word about the show.
by Levi Dalton
February 5th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?
Replies: 47
Views: 3062

Re: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?

In terms of back episodes of I'll Drink to That! on the Apple Podcasts app, if you subscribe to the podcast in the app, you will then see all the episodes from episode 1. You will also see new episodes in your feed faster than you would otherwise. Subscribing is free, and there are no strings attach...
by Levi Dalton
December 14th, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging New Style Faiveley Vintages (2012+)
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Aging New Style Faiveley Vintages (2012+)

One aspect to consider is that Erwan's dad had installed a set of pipes to change the temperature of the berries as they were about to be fermented. This had a side effect of breaking a lot of berries within the pipes. When Bernard Hervé came over from Bouchard Pere et Fils, he and Erwan stopped usi...
by Levi Dalton
November 7th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Meursault vs Puligny - Rajat Parr
Replies: 33
Views: 2693

Re: Meursault vs Puligny - Rajat Parr

...élevage is ...often concluded in tank (Virot at Leflaive started doing that in the 1920s I believe, though some refer to it today as the "Roulot method") I am not aware of anyone referring to the time in tank alone as the "Roulot method," but perhaps you are aware of such references. Jon Bonné d...
by Levi Dalton
November 7th, 2018, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Meursault vs Puligny - Rajat Parr
Replies: 33
Views: 2693

Re: Meursault vs Puligny - Rajat Parr

William Kelley wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 3:00 am
...élevage is ...often concluded in tank (Virot at Leflaive started doing that in the 1920s I believe, though some refer to it today as the "Roulot method")
I am not aware of anyone referring to the time in tank alone as the "Roulot method," but perhaps you are aware of such references.
by Levi Dalton
November 7th, 2018, 1:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Meursault vs Puligny - Rajat Parr
Replies: 33
Views: 2693

Re: Meursault vs Puligny - Rajat Parr

As regards Meursault, this was addressed by Dominique Lafon in an interview I may have had something to do with.
by Levi Dalton
November 1st, 2018, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 45 Romanee Conti - new world auction record
Replies: 50
Views: 4530

Re: 45 Romanee Conti - new world auction record

2hl/ha - 622 bottles The last vintage of the old vines on their own pre-phylloxera roots - no grafts. Then they were pulled out. So yes a short crop but not particularly due to hail and/or frost. But IMO the wine is not coveted for its rareness, rather its other-worldly tasting notes - many comment...
by Levi Dalton
November 1st, 2018, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accomasso
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Accomasso

I have visited Accomasso several times, and I have tried a fairly large number of the wines both at the winery tasting area, in Alba, and in New York. I came to a realization awhile ago that the Accomasso wines I was sampling in the tasting room and the wines I was trying elsewhere were different, i...
by Levi Dalton
October 15th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 45 Romanee Conti - new world auction record
Replies: 50
Views: 4530

Re: 45 Romanee Conti - new world auction record

Both hail and frost in 45, Robert Drouhin told me. Must have been a short crop. But it is the Victory year, and I think that counts for a lot. 2hl/ha - 622 bottles The last vintage of the old vines on their own pre-phylloxera roots - no grafts. Then they were pulled out. So yes a short crop but not...
by Levi Dalton
October 13th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 45 Romanee Conti - new world auction record
Replies: 50
Views: 4530

Re: 45 Romanee Conti - new world auction record

Both hail and frost in 45, Robert Drouhin told me. Must have been a short crop. But it is the Victory year, and I think that counts for a lot.
by Levi Dalton
September 27th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Requesting collective wisdom: Togni, Monte Bello, Montelena
Replies: 33
Views: 2004

Re: Requesting collective wisdom: Togni, Monte Bello, Montelena

My understanding is that Togni racks about 10 times from the end of fermentation to bottling. That is comparatively a high number of times. Each time you rack you expose the maturing wine to oxygen. Hi Levi. Big fan of your show. I'm curious as to what you're saying about exposure to oxygen due to ...
by Levi Dalton
September 27th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Tribute to Bepe Rinaldi in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: PSA: Tribute to Bepe Rinaldi in NYC

Looking forward to meeting you, Jim.

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