Search found 1316 matches

by Josh Grossman
January 5th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BAMA Pairing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1245

Re: BAMA Pairing?

I've been lurking/absorbing the knowledge on this board for awhile. As an impressionable (relative) youth, I have sought out my first bottle of Bel-Air Marquis d'Aligre, 2010. From what I've read here and elsewhere, I understand that it is not a "typical" Bordeaux. For the BAMA enthusiast...
by Josh Grossman
January 4th, 2021, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2041

Re: Consumption in 2020

2020: Consumed (192) 2019: Consumed (187) 2018: Consumed (192) The only interesting this is when I'm just opening for dinner wines with my partner, the average price per bottle dropped significantly in 2020. "It's organic. It has no nutritional value, but consistency is not really a human trait...
by Josh Grossman
January 3rd, 2021, 11:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Dornfelder...what is this bottle???
Replies: 20
Views: 932

Re: German Dornfelder...what is this bottle???

Can someone translate the back label? The grape variety is Dornfelder: https://www.wine-searcher.com/grape-139-dornfelder#:~:text=Dornfelder%20is%20a%20relatively%20recent,crossing%20of%20Helfensteiner%20and%20Heroldrebe.&text=It%20is%20commonly%20made%20in,%2C%20Sp%C3%A4tburgunder%20(Pinot%20N...
by Josh Grossman
December 31st, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"
Replies: 46
Views: 3671

Re: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"

Sounds like it will be good for the consumer. Somehow not too worried about any of my favorites.
by Josh Grossman
December 31st, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Matello Pinot Noir Whistling Ridge Vineyard Ribbon Ridge
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: TN: 2010 Matello Pinot Noir Whistling Ridge Vineyard Ribbon Ridge

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 30th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote: December 30th, 2020, 2:56 pm You should be a poet
I only do limericks.
Great note! Sounds like I need to keep an eye out for it. David Byrne (of Talking Heads fame) makes flowcharts and I think this is my favorite:
by Josh Grossman
December 31st, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4113

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Pretty close to mine--but I'd add in Mousse Fils and Laherte Freres. FYI, Cedric Mousse is buying grapes for one wine. That *sshole. A few days after the election (when the results were sure) I opened a 2015 Cédric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Les Ursules, NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Gra...
by Josh Grossman
December 31st, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4113

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Tastes in Champagne vary so widely that I don't think you're going to get consensus. For example I'm not a fan of Egly Ouriet or Ledru (or Krug for that matter) but many people whose palates I respect adore them. So here are mine: 1st (price allowing I buy these producers) Benoit Lahaye Bereche Cal...
by Josh Grossman
December 29th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 689

Re: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

A few other years of the reserve on K&L auctions right now--but doesn't ship to my state.
by Josh Grossman
December 29th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 689

Re: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

I see that Ed Killian has been making the wine since 1992. Of course, the winery moved to a facility the company owned in Asti after they sold the property to Coppola, who turned it into Francis Ford Coppola Presents. Was that 20 years ago?? Ed is highly respected but I am surprised he hasn't retir...
by Josh Grossman
December 28th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 689

Re: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Is there any reason to think current vintages will not be as good as these older 90's?
by Josh Grossman
December 28th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ancient Cognacs
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: TN: Ancient Cognacs

Picked up some bottles of 1975 Maison Surrenne Grande Champagne Cognac Lot David Picoron, 1989 Maison Surrenne Borderies Cognac, and a Germain-Robin Old Havana. Thanks for the review. Looks like Maison Surrenne comes from the cellars of Tiffon Cognac--but I was unable to find any other similar bottl...
by Josh Grossman
December 21st, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8239

Re: undervalued but not for long?

Not really true when you think of pricing for eg keller, several US chardonnays, gaya & rey etc etc and that’s just restricting to white wines. Cotat’s wines are absolutely on a par if not “better” (whatever that means - ageability, track record, aromatic complexity, palate depth etc etc etc) t...
by Josh Grossman
December 21st, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6829

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

Barge and Billon. Of course in the past we would say Benetiere but the domaine seems to be having some unanswered questions with recent vintages. Both are absolutely terrible and I only buy them every year because they have pretty labels. No one should ever buy Billon because it isn't amazing wine,...
by Josh Grossman
December 17th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Aged Eggnog
Replies: 33
Views: 1244

Re: Aged Eggnog

by Josh Grossman
December 17th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8272
Views: 585288

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

Can anyone tell me about The Debate? I snagged the 2014 Beckstoffer Dr. Crane cause it seems difficult to mess up grapes from that area and it’s an anniversary year bottling. Did I overpay? All I know is The Debate has been posted 3 or 4 times so far. It sounds interesting but is not in my wheelhou...
by Josh Grossman
December 17th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine goes best with beets?
Replies: 33
Views: 1242

Re: What wine goes best with beets?

As someone who absolutely hates the taste of beets, I'm not much help here. But, it reminds me of a funny story. I was on a Valckenberg trip once and we ate lunch at the Prum estate with Katharina. I'm sitting at her dining table, excited to be at one of my favorite estates in the world. There aren...
by Josh Grossman
December 17th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine goes best with beets?
Replies: 33
Views: 1242

Re: What wine goes best with beets?

I'd pair the beets with goat cheese and the goat cheese with Chinon.
by Josh Grossman
December 17th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8272
Views: 585288

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

Cadence Ciel du Cheval Red Red Mountain 2016 is the same price I've picked it up else where--but it is good juice.
by Josh Grossman
December 10th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again
Replies: 25
Views: 1876

Re: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again

I feel like crying...
InkedScreenshot 2020-12-10 161510_LI.jpg
by Josh Grossman
December 9th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Favorite inexpensive Rye?
Replies: 45
Views: 1668

Re: Favorite inexpensive Rye?

Right now I'm using Old Maysville--but it isn't as cheap.
by Josh Grossman
December 9th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Favorite inexpensive Rye?
Replies: 45
Views: 1668

Re: Favorite inexpensive Rye?

I usually go with Rittenhouse. Dickel is fine but come from the Indiana MGP; as far as I can tell, it's the exact same snake oil as Bulleit Rye. Old Overholt is the cheapest tasting. I don't see Sazerac much as the Buffalo Trace bandwagon is still rolling strong.
by Josh Grossman
December 3rd, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 487
Views: 27550

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I had two Couly Dutheil Clos de L'Echos, which illustrated perfectly the summits and the pitfalls of this producer: Clos de L'Echo - Couly Dutheil 2001 "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety". I think this could be applied to most Loire reds, but it certainly applie...
by Josh Grossman
November 30th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better to store wine warm or cold...
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Better to store wine warm or cold...

If you are trying to age them for more than 10-15 years, turn up the AC and try to keep them under 70. The Eurocave didn't make the trip? Otherwise, drink-up, (in the next ten years). What I've seen, is the as long as you don't get to cooking temperatures, the warmer a cellar past 55, the faster it ...
by Josh Grossman
November 27th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your views on Australian wines now?
Replies: 36
Views: 1739

Re: What are your views on Australian wines now?

Not sure where to put this, might cross post in the thread about tariffs; https://twitter.com/AirlieWalsh/status/1332166781054578690 Just saw this too. Probably deserves a separate thread: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/11/27/business/china-australia-wine-dumping-intl-hnk/index.h...
by Josh Grossman
November 26th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7686

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

2018 Vincent Chardonnay Tardive: Some effervescent feels. High acid and grapefruit with dry tropical fruits/pineapple. The last bottle had some reduction notes but this was open. 1995 Domaine Bertagna Vougeot 1er Cru Clos de la Perrière Monopole: Was good but not as good as I was hoping. It's a bigg...
by Josh Grossman
November 26th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JJ Prum Riesling -Are These a Good Deal?
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: JJ Prum Reisling -Are These a Good Deal?

Bdklein wrote: November 26th, 2020, 7:43 am Bought 1 of each . Plan on giving them at least 5 years each . Thanks all.
Where was the offer from? Thanks
by Josh Grossman
November 26th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14111

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Not as many opportunities to open good stuff but standouts include: White: 1994 Weingut Hermann Ludes Klüsserather Bruderschaft Riesling Auslese Red: 2001 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Sparkling: 2012 Moussé Fils Champagne Terre d'illite Blanc de Noirs Runners-up: 2004 Daniel-Etienne Defaix...
by Josh Grossman
November 26th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you holding off buying European wines waiting for tariffs to end?
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Are you holding off buying European wines waiting for tariffs to end?

I certainly didn't buy as much this year--but that is mostly a consequence of my cellar overflowing than tariffs. I think tariffs probably made me less impulsive too though, as I just didn't see as many screaming deals.
by Josh Grossman
November 25th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Arcadian - Syrah Evans Ranch (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: TN: 2003 Arcadian - Syrah Evans Ranch (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

Just opened one of these tonight. No decant and with very little to no brett. Everyone enjoyed it at the table. Ready to go. Thought this was great.
by Josh Grossman
November 20th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1239

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

Wrt the OP, I wonder how much of this is just increasing the alcohol on the label (within legal allowances of course) - I would assume a fair bit. I assumed that was the suggestion/insinuation. Given that there's a margin of error allowed on the ABV level (+/-0.5% in the EU and +/-1% in the US if t...
by Josh Grossman
November 19th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru Crü membership
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

Re: Grand Cru Crü membership

Grand Cru Crü membership... what is it and why should I care? As a general rule, if you use something and don't pay for it, you are what they are selling. I wish Facebook had a small fee to have no ads and keep your information private. On top of that, Todd seems like he should be able to get some ...
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Paprika, anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 1391

Re: Favorite Paprika, anyone?

Betty C wrote: January 11th, 2019, 10:59 am I like La Dalia.
This is what I have too. I actually have a sweet smoked one and a spicy one. I've never had anything from Spice House though.
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 530
Views: 54240

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

Brian Tuite wrote: November 18th, 2020, 11:19 am
Steve Gautier wrote: November 18th, 2020, 10:50 am Actually more like 38.4629189, -122.6260659
^ This ^

The only Old vines on Wildwood Trail.
Coincidentally, a Charles Rowe, age 43, lives there too.
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 1558

Re: Help, I need some new pots

Made in Cookware. https://madeincookware.com/pages/reviews?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=11185964591-109204390549&utm_content=&audience=pros&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4qDJ9N2M7QIVCY3ICh37gQL7EAAYASAAEgKwRPD_BwE I gave away my Made In. I don't like that there are rivets g...
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 1558

Re: Help, I need some new pots

For pots, I like Dansk--but admit it's mostly for the aesthetic. For pans, I have a bridge burner with a Le Creuset cast iron reversible grill/griddle that is my work horse. For skillets I'm convinced by carbon steel and like Darto and AUS-ION by Solidteknics. I have a large amount of antique cast i...
by Josh Grossman
November 17th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 734
Views: 72880

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Popped a 51 (Sonoma Mt Cab Franc). I decanted it but upon first sip, I'd buy this again. This needs time, and more than three months. Nose of current jam, strawberries, vetiver, and sous bois. No pyrazines but searing acid and drying tannins on a longer finish. Wish I knew who the wine maker was. I...
by Josh Grossman
November 17th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 734
Views: 72880

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I tried 5 de Négoce releases during November and here are my scores at this moment in time: de Négoce OG N.05, 84 points de Négoce OG N.06, 89 points de Négoce OG N.08, 91 points de Négoce OG N.13, 87 points de Négoce OG N.17, 92 points In my opinion, OG N.17 drinks the best right now and I'm hopin...
by Josh Grossman
November 17th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 734
Views: 72880

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Popped a 51 (Sonoma Mt Cab Franc). I decanted it but upon first sip, I'd buy this again. This needs time, and more than three months. Nose of current jam, strawberries, vetiver, and sous bois. No pyrazines but searing acid and drying tannins on a longer finish. Wish I knew who the wine maker was. If...
by Josh Grossman
November 16th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 3135

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)

I personally think it would be best to make the CC like politics. I wouldn't limit it to GCC, but hide it from non members.
by Josh Grossman
November 15th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Art of The Deal
Replies: 47
Views: 2585

Re: Art of The Deal

I'm surprised no one has mentioned spending an inordinate amount of time scouring every thread on wineberserkers.com. If I was here years ago, I'd have a cellar full of Gonon. I'm still happy to have a cellar full of Baudry, Prum, BAMA, Bedrock, Sassetti, Lumpp, and Foillard. Not to mention the clo...
by Josh Grossman
November 15th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?
Replies: 63
Views: 4642

Re: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?

Anyone have Round Pond Secret Garden?
by Josh Grossman
November 15th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Art of The Deal
Replies: 47
Views: 2585

Re: Art of The Deal

I'm surprised no one has mentioned spending an inordinate amount of time scouring every thread on wineberserkers.com. If I was here years ago, I'd have a cellar full of Gonon. I'm still happy to have a cellar full of Baudry, Prum, BAMA, Bedrock, Sassetti, Lumpp, and Foillard. Not to mention the clos...
by Josh Grossman
November 15th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perchance Estates
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: Perchance Estates

Tyler F. wrote: November 15th, 2020, 11:28 am
Josh Grossman wrote: November 15th, 2020, 9:52 am I think I'm done buying anything from Beckstoffer fruit.
Why is that?
I'll still be purchasing Mike Smith wines--but probably not the Beckstoffer offers.
by Josh Grossman
November 15th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perchance Estates
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: Perchance Estates

I think I'm done buying anything from Beckstoffer fruit. Why is that? Some of the NYTimes article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/09/business/beckstoffer-wine-napa.html https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2982779#p2982779 He uses heavy fertilization and irrigation. But more than a...
by Josh Grossman
November 15th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38154

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

tpetty wrote: November 15th, 2020, 10:31 am Has anyone actually gotten refunded yet?
Nope.
by Josh Grossman
November 15th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perchance Estates
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: Perchance Estates

I think I'm done buying anything from Beckstoffer fruit.
by Josh Grossman
November 14th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12373

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Just bought my farmhouse bottles and the dessert wine, I just can't do more, as it stands now it will take 3 months of heavy drinking to fit those in my cellar. First world problems :( Ditto! Grabbed the Farmhouse only. Amazing wines. Has anyone ever tried the Casa Nuestra Tinto Classico, the previ...
by Josh Grossman
November 13th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?
Replies: 47
Views: 2846

Re: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?

Anything here that you can't get on the mailing list for the same price? https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Items/Carlisle/51444
by Josh Grossman
November 12th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine aging and group think
Replies: 141
Views: 6411

Re: Wine aging and group think

Some people are Pobegas, some are Audouzes. I admit to having a palate that favors aged wine profiles, but can enjoy the primary notes of pulling a cork on a new release a la Pobega! [cheers.gif] If you like tertiary notes, it also seems that the rule of 15 is for more than the Northern Rhone. Ther...

Go to advanced search