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by Todd F r e n c h
November 15th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 45
Views: 3388

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

Any thoughts on opening up a 17 proprietary red this young? Would it be a complete waste? I haven't tried this producer yet and I'd like to get an early look now that they've arrived. Rory, open one. Smile and enjoy it. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, but I'd decant it for MANY hours. 4 hours double deca...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 15th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It pays to peek!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: It pays to peek!!!!

Cool, I was in a QFC yesterday that had some 1995 Krug in their cellar and randomly asked the manager to unlock it and see what was behind it as there were 5 bottles, lo and behold 3 bottles of 1996 Krug. Just gotta wait for holiday 30% off 6 bottles and scoop them up for $210 per. WOW!!! I'd have ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 15th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GaryVee Wine Club
Replies: 89
Views: 9253

Re: GaryVee Wine Club

I'm on for CellarText - sent this thread to Brandon so he'd show up ;)
by Todd F r e n c h
November 15th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Raveneau Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: 2007 Raveneau Chablis

Weren't the '07's slightly prone to premox? Raveneau with age is really fantastic - tough drink when young
by Todd F r e n c h
November 15th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New grapes approved for Bordeaux
Replies: 42
Views: 2533

Re: New grapes approved for Bordeaux

Merging
by Todd F r e n c h
November 15th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New grapes approved for Bordeaux
Replies: 42
Views: 2533

Re: It's The End Of Bordeaux As We Know It

Well, I'm glad it's the one wine I've stocked up on, to some extent (in my meager cellar), as it is one of my favorites. Never heard of those grapes...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 15th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .
Replies: 43
Views: 3326

Re: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .

CJ Beazley wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 7:16 am
I was pissed to see Ramey chard on it, good luck finding that on sale again.
The 'regular' Ramey Chard? That sucks - it's a very reliable, good Chardonnay that is widely available (or used to be)
by Todd F r e n c h
November 15th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 61
Views: 3889

Re: '16 MacD ship date

Mine came like this 25E96104-DC6E-46E4-8633-95C44EA5B049.jpeg I cal bullshit on that. they dont ship that way. I think that wine was bought on secondary whether he knows it or not It is a legit shipment, Mark. I talked to Alex about it and he said they were out of the boxes that hold the two three ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 14th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: positive feedback -- Kenny H
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: positive feedback -- Kenny H

Kenny H wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Oh man, thanks! How pretty were those bottles tho?!
You patting yourself on the back, Kenny? neener
by Todd F r e n c h
November 13th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Tasting with TNs
Replies: 43
Views: 2309

Re: Rhys Tasting with TNs

Wow, what a collection of notes! Sorry I missed it, but I was busy at the 'snow globe' game!

I'm hopefully in next time!
by Todd F r e n c h
November 12th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V
Replies: 18
Views: 649

Re: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V

@Jonathon--the drive to Tampa for Serri and me is no fun. @Todd--4 days. btw are you coming to Chas in Dec? @Mike--Time for Mike to go on tour to Chas. [wink.gif] The mag of Tor that was really 'pointy' on Fri has been sitting on my counter for 4 days. We're having a glass right now and it is freak...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 12th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V
Replies: 18
Views: 649

Re: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V

This is absolutely extraordinary! 4 days??
by Todd F r e n c h
November 12th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC

Sorry I missed it, but amazing variety of wines!
by Todd F r e n c h
November 8th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Matthew King wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Best thread all season
Todd, as the OP, you can’t decide this, bro.

It’s like claiming a one-foot wave or declaring yourself “woke.”

It’s just not done ...
I also had the WOTN prolly
by Todd F r e n c h
November 8th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

They are both big and round. The butt, not just the eyes. Not that I looked, but he was wearing skin tight sweats. I saw things. They are called joggers. It's called fashion honey. Is it athleasure or something? I wouldn't do it but it's probably fine for you LA Hardbodies . You realize we're talki...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Wine list looks phenomenal.

The rest of this discussion is a red herring, arguing about which pants to wear, as if anyone at a sufficient level of enlightenment to drink wines like these wears pants.
Point made.

[truce.gif]
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Best thread all season
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN fun: what variety is this?
Replies: 36
Views: 1256

Re: TN fun: what variety is this?

I was going to guess Cabernet as well but you gave away the answer!
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

OH dayum, we've got a fashion throwdown 'bout to happen!
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

c fu wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 12:27 pm
c fu wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 12:26 pm


I brought my own, just didn't bother taking them out of the bag.
Was it a Disney bag?
I had brought the bag specifically to have you smell how much it smelled like plastic and I forgot.
I have three of them, none smell - need me to send you another???
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bernard Baudry Le Clos Guillot, Chinon - 2016 Check-in, ah, wood done well!
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: TN: 2010 Bernard Baudry Le Clos Guillot, Chinon - 2016 Check-in, ah, wood done well!

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Just bit on some of Envoyer's offer of the 2017 Guillot, at $26.99 per
What's the word on the 2017 vintage?
Thunderbird.
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Please, Alan, you are insulting me. Landed gentry does not shop for basic staples. Can we get back to these unicorn wines and how they paired with sexy jeans? Amazingly I was the only one who brought my own stems. The rest of the crew - the true ballers - used the restaurant Libbeys. No thanks. I'l...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

And who the heck uses the term “joggers”? It’s called running, unless you are fat and slow. Oh come on, I know you've used it. As in "take a jog to the right at aisle 9, the Klondike bars are about half way down" Please, Alan, you are insulting me. Landed gentry does not shop for basic staples. Can...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jorge's Pre-Birthday Date Night
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Jorge's Pre-Birthday Date Night

I'm seeing quite a lot of 'lacking complexity' in your notes of a dinner with Jorge, so one has to wonder if perhaps the company you kept lacks complexity?? I believe you guys had your date the night BEFORE I was able to enjoy Rhones while looking at Charlie's super-exclusive Disney-themed fashion ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bernard Baudry Le Clos Guillot, Chinon - 2016 Check-in, ah, wood done well!
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: TN: 2010 Bernard Baudry Le Clos Guillot, Chinon - 2016 Check-in, ah, wood done well!

Just bit on some of Envoyer's offer of the 2017 Guillot, at $26.99 per
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jorge's Pre-Birthday Date Night
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Jorge's Pre-Birthday Date Night

K John Joseph wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 11:58 am
Peter C. wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 11:39 am
Did Jorge puke into a water pitcher?
No it was the ice bucket after I'd taken out the champagne bottle.
He's become classy after all those years
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jorge's Pre-Birthday Date Night
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Jorge's Pre-Birthday Date Night

I'm seeing quite a lot of 'lacking complexity' in your notes of a dinner with Jorge, so one has to wonder if perhaps the company you kept lacks complexity?? I believe you guys had your date the night BEFORE I was able to enjoy Rhones while looking at Charlie's super-exclusive Disney-themed fashion a...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes

Jeremy, you've been drinking quite a few of these Chevillons lately! Got me to open my '02 Vaucrains a couple weeks ago...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Actually I'm not entirely sure - I focused on his eyes, rather than his rear end. They are both big and round. The butt, not just the eyes. Not that I looked, but he was wearing skin tight sweats. I saw things. They are called joggers. It's called fashion honey. And here Alfert and I thought 'jogge...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12106
Views: 580430

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

LMD Ermitaño wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 10:09 am
Picked these up yesterday, plus a few Ulysse Collin Les Pierrières BdB & some 2012 Biondi Santi Rosato.
Wow, fantastic choices, all four!!! I'm jealous!
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Awesome night, thanks for sharing the details and pics. One minor quibble: stop being total dorks and post some pics of the dudes enjoying the evening, too. Hopefully, not close-ups of Fu in his Lulus. You wouldn't have been disappointed at Charlie's choice of dinner wear. A Disneyland t-shirt and ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 7th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Awesome night, thanks for sharing the details and pics. One minor quibble: stop being total dorks and post some pics of the dudes enjoying the evening, too. Hopefully, not close-ups of Fu in his Lulus. You wouldn't have been disappointed at Charlie's choice of dinner wear. A Disneyland t-shirt and ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 6th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

ryancurry wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Gotta shoot those insta pics in square mode!!

Great evening. Champagne was a real treat Charlie.
I know - I'm such an Insta Rookie. #ashamed
by Todd F r e n c h
November 6th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Ed Gonzales wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 12:15 pm
wait..they invited you?
Pity invite.

I get invited to Rhone tastings, not Burg.
by Todd F r e n c h
November 6th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Fantastic Rhones last night, and Charlie brought us a treat!! (use the arrow on the right to scroll through the Instagram photos, for those who don't 'Insta') https://www.instagram.com/p/B4h3X9iH526/?igshid=nwezdgh5fx8x Allemand Chaillot 2004 and 2012 - unfortunately cut off for Instagram photo resi...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 6th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

PaulMills wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 9:38 am
Marcus told another Berserker he had about 15 cases remaining.
BerserkerDay 11 - let's go!!!
by Todd F r e n c h
November 6th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

I haven't tried either! Hope to change that, soon! Marcus and Ed - any more available???
by Todd F r e n c h
November 6th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 83
Views: 5007

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

Since half this thread is courtesy of Charlie, I'll add to it, as I just had my Champagne of the year, courtesy of him. In fact, it's my Champagne of all time, as far as I can recall. Jerome Prevost La Closerie Les Beguines Extra Brut Climax 5EA4130F-B18D-4889-A2D2-8B8E79FE325B.jpeg My red wine of t...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 5th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anyone going to Lambeau Field this weekend? (Packers/Panthers)
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Anyone going to Lambeau Field this weekend? (Packers/Panthers)

I'm taking Braydn to Lambeau for his birthday (which is next Tuesday), as he's also a huge Packers fan. I know we have maybe ONE Berserker in that area, but, like us, plenty travel to the Holy Land for games - anybody headed there???
by Todd F r e n c h
November 5th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Chave Hermitage Vintage Preferences?
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: Domaine Chave Vintage Preferences?

To buy for later consumption or to drink now?
by Todd F r e n c h
November 5th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Zinfandel Avio Vineyard Sierra Foothills
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Zinfandel Avio Vineyard Sierra Foothills

Oh wow, I don't even recall Eric releasing a Zinfandel! How'd I miss that??
by Todd F r e n c h
November 5th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – Mostly blind, some double blind
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – Mostly blind, some double blind

You obviously have a fantastic palate, Kevin - I'm in awe at your ability to guess as many as you did. LOVE blind tastings, but for different reasons...mine because it shows just how little I know about wine!
by Todd F r e n c h
November 4th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dehlinger Garbro Ranch offering
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Dehlinger Garbro Ranch offering

Chris Seiber wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 5:16 pm
What is it? Pinot? What price?
Garbro Ranch - Dehlinger sent out a flyer about it, whole history and the like - they bought the property, this is the first vintage of wine made on the (now) vineyard/land - Pinot and Chardonnay
by Todd F r e n c h
November 4th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: TN: 2013 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

Thanks for the note, John - actually have a few bottles of this stashed away, as it's a style my wife likes. Perhaps worth trying even now...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 4th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dehlinger Garbro Ranch offering
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Dehlinger Garbro Ranch offering

Ed Cooper wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 9:32 am
(I added them to the CT database)
Thank you for doing that (I waited for someone else to do that before logging my 6-pack purchase!)
One of us can add a pic when we receive them :)
by Todd F r e n c h
November 4th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dehlinger Garbro Ranch offering
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Dehlinger Garbro Ranch offering

6-pack ordered immediately

(I added them to the CT database)
by Todd F r e n c h
November 2nd, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12106
Views: 580430

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Blair Ridley wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 6:43 am
YLee wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 6:16 am
1 more 2009 cristal $170
6x 2008 dom perignon $114
Incredible price on the 08 Dom!
Wow, no kidding
by Todd F r e n c h
November 1st, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Very possible trip to Charleston, SC, Dec 8th - offline??
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Very possible trip to Charleston, SC, Dec 8th - offline??

I'm planning a trip to Charleston December 6-8, and could extend it a day if the locals want to do a little wine offline, Sunday evening the 8th. Interest??
by Todd F r e n c h
November 1st, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone going to SommCon 2019?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Anyone going to SommCon 2019?

Just received notice about it, in San Diego. Pretty massive list but not much for France or Italy, as I presume it's because they have their own such tastings. Not sure it's worth going or not. It's been quite a while since I've been to a 'trade tasting' like this. Pinot Days , 5 years ago, was the ...

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