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by Josh Grossman
September 24th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 174
Views: 17458

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

I call bs...wait, is there such a thing? I’m not telling but....... Weird, I only get the Historic Vine Cabernet from the oldest vines in the vineyard. Didn't know about Reserve. There are actually 10 cases of 'reserve' old vine only running around in the family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK5...
by Josh Grossman
September 24th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 142
Views: 6885

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

I like Cedric Bouchard's since 2015 with the vineyard maps and Cimarossa's single vineyards:
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Unwrapping this the outer paper to find this:
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by Josh Grossman
September 24th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 137
Views: 8953

Re: Cayuse is Live

How can someone with that bad of taste in graphic design possibly make good wine?
by Josh Grossman
September 23rd, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 286
Views: 24874

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

I'm just going to leave this Ed Helms classic from The Daily Show here and quickly shuffle away:
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/z8dzn5/th ... l-of-taint
by Josh Grossman
September 23rd, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4447
Views: 255977

Re: de Negoce offer

Historically, it's not uncommon in old world wine regions to co-ferment a small amount of white grapes with your reds. This is mostly a historical practice that resulted from convenience; the grapes often grew alongside one another and it was just easier to throw them all into the same vat and co-f...
by Josh Grossman
September 23rd, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4447
Views: 255977

Re: de Negoce offer

True. How do I cancel my order jk. Little known fact is Sauvignon Blanc is one of the parent grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, the other being Cabernet Franc. Historically, it's not uncommon in old world wine regions to co-ferment a small amount of white grapes with your reds. This is mostly a historic...
by Josh Grossman
September 22nd, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4447
Views: 255977

Re: de Negoce offer

Peter C. wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 12:33 pm
I thought the Sav Blanc was a typo. Matt T can you get on your batphone and ask Cam? :)
I don't think so. It adds up to 100%... I can only think that would be gross. Just a little bit of cat pee?
by Josh Grossman
September 22nd, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4447
Views: 255977

Re: de Negoce offer

4% Sauvignon Blanc?
by Josh Grossman
September 22nd, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9327

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Went all in on the Shifflett Ranch. Anyone know the sourcing of the Napa? There was a cat hint in another thread.
by Josh Grossman
September 18th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5355

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

$119 a case. $125 half a case. $135 one bottle. $135.99 I'll just buy more Marguet, Bouchard, Etienne Calsac, Laherte Frères, Moussé Fils, Vilmart and Ployez-Jacquemart; I hear there is a glut of Champagne. Any idea when the 2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Liesse d'Harbonville is due to be released (or the ...
by Josh Grossman
September 18th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5355

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 6:31 am
So the 2008 Veblen is good? 🤪
Time will tell... Hopefully not. If they increase the price by 68%, and it sells more, that's pretty much the definition.
by Josh Grossman
September 18th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5355

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I also miss buying my old favorite Burgundies, Rougeard, Allemand, etc. and for all those wines I miss buying I somehow still manage to buy too much good wine every year. If they attract new buyers because of the higher price that would be a success transition to a Veblen good. If they lose buyers ...
by Josh Grossman
September 18th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5355

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I'm pretty sure the people posting here aren't your average customer (although we do like a good bargain): https://www.wineintelligence.com/downloads/us-portraits-2018/ LVMH's entire brand is Veblen goods. At a certain point, I do think that is what this thread is about. The question could also be ...
by Josh Grossman
September 17th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5355

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

As much as I’m happy to jabber and read about 2008 Comte as nauseum, 2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Liesse d'Harbonville is like Fight Club. What’s the first rule? Certainly better than that mass produced, conspicuous consumption, Veblen good, LVMH shit. If Comtes was a Veblen good, this thread would be go...
by Josh Grossman
September 17th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5355

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

$119 a case. $125 half a case. $135 one bottle. $135.99 I'll just buy more Marguet, Bouchard, Etienne Calsac, Laherte Frères, Moussé Fils, Vilmart and Ployez-Jacquemart; I hear there is a glut of Champagne. Any idea when the 2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Liesse d'Harbonville is due to be released (or the ...
by Josh Grossman
September 17th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5355

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

$119 a case. $125 half a case. $135 one bottle. $135.99 I'll just buy more Marguet, Bouchard, Etienne Calsac, Laherte Frères, Moussé Fils, Vilmart and Ployez-Jacquemart; I hear there is a glut of Champagne. Any idea when the 2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Liesse d'Harbonville is due to be released (or the 2...
by Josh Grossman
September 17th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5355

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I'll just wait to see what Envoyer and Lopa offer it at. If it's over $135, I'll probably pass completely. Envoyer offered the 2006 at $119.
by Josh Grossman
September 16th, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: WTF happened to my scotch?
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: WTF happened to my scotch?

Highland Park 12 is my basic go to.
by Josh Grossman
September 15th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9327

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Is this the best wine with no waiting list?
by Josh Grossman
September 7th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Willett isn’t really Willett
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Willett isn’t really Willett

Not a fan of the Pot Still regardless of who is making it. But I really like the 4 year old rye and at about $45 in my market, consider it a good value. I was under the impression that there are a lot of labels that are not distilling their own product these days. Jefferson comes to mind. You mean ...
by Josh Grossman
September 5th, 2020, 1:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reviews of reviewers
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

Re: Reviews of reviewers

Is this still art philosophy or is it a entirely new category of wine philosophy?
by Josh Grossman
August 29th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4447
Views: 255977

Re: de Negoce offer

So first, hi Cam lol. And second, will this be over $18 price mark as he’s built up insane anticipation for it. Curious if everyone here is jumping on it regardless? Been thinking about this. If it is over $20 I think I’ll pass. I have plenty of cab on the way and honestly, the review from the drun...
by Josh Grossman
August 27th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2647

Re: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine

sad 1- I was your neighbor 2- and you moved away from me 3- and I got you into dujac & burgundy . =( 4. fortunately I found a better neighbor now [snort.gif] [snort.gif] If you would stop killing babies, your neighbors would like you better. Fu's favorite joke: What is red and hangs around trees? A...
by Josh Grossman
August 27th, 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2647

Re: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine

sad 1- I was your neighbor 2- and you moved away from me 3- and I got you into dujac & burgundy . =( 4. fortunately I found a better neighbor now [snort.gif] [snort.gif] If you would stop killing babies, your neighbors would like you better. Fu's favorite joke: What is red and hangs around trees? A...
by Josh Grossman
August 27th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2647

Re: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine

Replace hockey with wine:
by Josh Grossman
August 27th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539853

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

JeremyMullman wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 1:28 pm
What is the deal with Waypoint? Anyone familiar?
There is a whole recent thread on Carneros:
https://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewto ... 1&t=127147
Easy pass
by Josh Grossman
August 27th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539853

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

Mark E. wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Am I reading the email correctly, as in every wine this power hour is going to be a Napa wine made by Tim Milos?
You millenniums don't like Beckstoffer and gimmicky wines?
by Josh Grossman
August 27th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539853

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

Gabe Berk wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 10:51 am
Markus Molitor Kinheimer Hubertuslay Riesling Auslese *** Gold Capsule 2017 $69. Wish I was faster... [cry.gif]
Not that great of a deal if you bought it when it came out.
by Josh Grossman
August 27th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539853

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

Must have tons of Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle. It's been up for awhile
by Josh Grossman
August 27th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 26
Views: 1566

Re: Snoop Cali Red

I thought Snoop would be making some green dragon port or gin for his gin 'n' juice.
by Josh Grossman
August 27th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539853

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

Well, shit, I did get some Betz. I didn't think I'd bight on anything.
by Josh Grossman
August 27th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539853

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

When is the power hour normally? 1 PM (PT) Apparently this Power Hour is going to be insane [url][/url=https://www.lastbottlewines.com/invite/03f59d9694df43799c127d4ab0335738a1a27118.html]Screen Shot 2020-08-27 at 9.05.56 AM.png It would be interesting if someone could compare FirstBottle prices to...
by Josh Grossman
August 26th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Rhone night
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: TNs: Rhone night

That '18 Sanzay Les Poyeux looks like it came from the WWI era.
by Josh Grossman
August 26th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Simonnet-Febvre Les Clos
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: 2010 Simonnet-Febvre Les Clos

Kris Patten wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 7:16 am
...While I don't think it should taste like Meursault it could definitely have qualities to mirror Chassagne.
Sherry notes?
by Josh Grossman
August 24th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1984 Democratic National Convention wine
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: 1984 Democratic National Convention wine

I want some of that! I just have an Obama wooden train whistle.
by Josh Grossman
August 24th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Selbach-Oster Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: TN: 2009 Selbach-Oster Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese

As great as I'm sure it was showing now, considering it is a Spat, I could opine that it may be just slight hyperbole to announce it will drink like an Aus*** in 15-20 years. But excited to read your TN in 2035 about it! [cheers.gif] If there is someone on the board who I trust with Riesling, It's ...
by Josh Grossman
August 24th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539853

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

Update: according to the email for today's deal, looks like the next marathon is this Thursday (8/27), starting at 9PST. Did anyone else jump on that Gallimard BdN today? No, the only Champagne I've ever seen them offer that is worth buying is Salmon: http://blog.lastbottlewines.com/our-wines/salmo...
by Josh Grossman
August 23rd, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with VA/DC Wines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1205

Re: Help with VA/DC Wines?

I've never visited but Chrysalis did well in a Norton challenge (if you like Norton).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_(grape)
by Josh Grossman
August 23rd, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4447
Views: 255977

Re: de Negoce offer

Greetings all. I've been lurking for a while, but haven't gotten around to posting. I am blown away by this forum, mostly in a good way. Despite my interest, I had convinced myself to take a pass on DN for storage reasons and because I no longer have a need for party wine, but you guys pulled me in...
by Josh Grossman
August 22nd, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Used/Open stock Zalto Universals (Waitlist Link Added 9/1)
Replies: 29
Views: 2392

Re: Used/Open stock Zalto Universals

I need more of your tasting room Grassl Glass
by Josh Grossman
August 22nd, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: bad cooking instructions from Flannery
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: bad cooking instructions from Flannery

I grilled my first Flannery CA Reserve 16 oz. Rib-eye last night with unfortunate results. It measured 2" on one side, and 1 1/2 on the other, but even the recommendation for the 1 1/2" was 14 minutes, and that seemed ridiculous, so I went with the 9 minute recommendation for a 1 1/4 inch steak (7 ...
by Josh Grossman
August 21st, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 858
Views: 31875

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Cool. Graycliff should be pretty easy to come by but how did you like the RyJ? How small is small? Lot's of options if want something to display, otherwise I would just save the money and make a tuperador. Cheaper and will probably work better. With 500 cigars I only have 1 humidor and have zero pl...
by Josh Grossman
August 21st, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 84
Views: 5755

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Been really digging PGC and chasing down old vintages. Opened up a 2003 Balcombe 1B and it was still going strong: PNP. Magenta core, slight bricking at the edge. Nose of ripe strawberry and flowers. Ripe, dark cherry on the palate, along with earthy notes and some baking spices. Medium body, the f...
by Josh Grossman
August 21st, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 858
Views: 31875

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Any recommendations for a small humidor? Years ago I went to Graycliff in Nassau and watched them roll cigars. Smoking those on the beach with bioluminescent sand was a highlight. My local shop didn’t have those, but said this was close:
by Josh Grossman
August 21st, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 84
Views: 5755

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Sorry for the delay. On the Bonshaw though, I've been nibbling on it for four days now, and it's still going strong: 2003 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Bonshaw - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (2/4/2019) This is still a huge and brooding wine for an Oregon pinot. No bricking and a...
by Josh Grossman
August 20th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4447
Views: 255977

Re: de Negoce offer

Is this "$150 for $18" Diamond Mt going to come today?
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp? ... 3c60515adb
by Josh Grossman
August 19th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Domaine de L'Arlot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: TN: 2001 Domaine de L'Arlot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

Jesus I wish stuff like this were more affordable...
by Josh Grossman
August 19th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1484
Views: 90428

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I was a bit worried that the tariffs had caused Envoyer some issues as it had been a bit since I was excited by their offers but between this, champagne, and today's Barolo cellar, my wine budget is busted for the month. Asked for some of the 1964 Valfieri Barolo Riserva based on this. Thanks Greg a...

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