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by Ian S
August 2nd, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 92
Views: 4100

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

It's great to hear everyone is recovering well.

I would think a nice bottle of Port would kick the stuffing out of the 'rona and snap those nasal passage back into form.
by Ian S
August 1st, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning Italian wine tasting recs
Replies: 26
Views: 1075

Re: Learning Italian wine tasting recs

Otto Forsberg wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 10:38 pm
When looking for the wines, I heartily suggest going for the 2013 or 2016 vintages when available and avoiding 2014 whenever possible.
Why not 2012? Lots of good Brunellos that drink well early from that year.
by Ian S
July 28th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 39
Views: 2739

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

Is it ethical for a constable to be an influencer?
by Ian S
July 28th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning Italian wine tasting recs
Replies: 26
Views: 1075

Re: Learning Italian wine tasting recs

Italy is just as daft as Burgundy. Maybe moreso. One tip: taste the difference between Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti made from 100% Sangiovese. Brunello is required to be 100% Sangiovese. You'll have to make sure you get a proper Chianti because they can be blended with small amounts of other g...
by Ian S
July 25th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 86
Views: 4098

Re: HDH action questions

I questioned some of the prices achieved in the Burgundy auction because they were daft, and I kept noticing a recurring paddle number offering serious quid on several lots. Auctions are famous for shill bidders driving up the hammer price, so I wonder how many times the shill won a listing? How do...
by Ian S
July 25th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 86
Views: 4098

Re: HDH action questions

I questioned some of the prices achieved in the Burgundy auction because they were daft, and I kept noticing a recurring paddle number offering serious quid on several lots. Auctions are famous for shill bidders driving up the hammer price, so I wonder how many times the shill won a listing?
by Ian S
July 25th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bad Week of Bait & Switch (For Lack of a Better Phrase) by Retailers
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

Re: A Bad Week of Bait & Switch (For Lack of a Better Phrase) by Retailers

If you want a recourse, you could report these incidents to Wine-Searcher. They do keep track of problem retailers and will relegate or even remove them from their site completely with enough grievances against them.
by Ian S
July 22nd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 139
Views: 8237

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Chateau Montelena Napa
Napanook
Heitz Napa Valley
For the bonus points: Conn Creek is consistently in the $30 bracket and will also appeal to a palate that leans to the Old World.
by Ian S
July 21st, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...
Replies: 104
Views: 3991

Re: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...

Mattstolz wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 4:56 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 4:52 pm

I have never had a Walter Scott wine.
if you like burgundy, I highly suggest them.
If you like Burgundy, just buy Burgundy mate. Puligny Montrachet rings the bell, and there are many fine Chablis for the more budget conscious (penny-pinching skinflints like myself included).
by Ian S
July 21st, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?
Replies: 38
Views: 1495

Re: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?

How long do I drink a bottle of wine?

Until it's finished, of course. What a daft query! neener [snort.gif]
by Ian S
July 21st, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's Finest Pinot is from . . .
Replies: 41
Views: 2443

Re: The World's Finest Pinot is from . . .

The finest Pinot Noir hails from Chambolle-Musigny, most notably the Les Amoureuses & Musigny vineyards. Several producers do exquisite work, so I dare not limit it to just one.
by Ian S
July 14th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 165
Views: 8615

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Well I have not tasted the 2019s, but Selbach has been firing on all cylinders for nearly two decades..... Great value there. As for Kabinett, when I buy (about every other year) it’s Zeltinger Schlossberg. Again, complete agreement. If you want to stray into Auslese, their Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Rotl...
by Ian S
July 14th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nat Geo on Climate Change in Burgandy
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Nat Geo on Climate Change in Burgandy

I'm trying to fit in better here, so.... BurgUndy. neener
by Ian S
July 13th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 165
Views: 8615

Re: 2019 German Riesling

I thought the 2003 JJ Prum Auslese were quite nice when tasted at the estate. Different, but enjoyable. I think "unctuous" is the term most would use to describe a slightly thicker and less acidic sweet wine. Might need to try to seek out some of the older Richter Spatlese. Check your messages. [ch...
by Ian S
July 13th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 165
Views: 8615

Re: 2019 German Riesling

ps - David: Nice avatar! Is there a story behind your choice of the grouch? https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=171302 Cheeky! [rofl.gif] Exactly Ian. 2003 is not the only vintage that has been largely left for dead. 2011 is another, and at the low end (estate Rieslings, Kabine...
by Ian S
July 13th, 2020, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 165
Views: 8615

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Careful. 1976 remains a fantastic vintage. 2003 is turning into something completely different than what it was on release. People write off vintages, much to their later dismay. I'm with David on this one - 2003 is becoming a fun vintage to drink. And yes, there are a rash of panned vintages that ...
by Ian S
July 13th, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 5837

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Is there a positive version of this query?
by Ian S
July 13th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption changed?
Replies: 39
Views: 2024

Re: Wine conumption changed?

Wow, this place must be improving! It took a whopping 7 posts to point out the typo in the title, and then only 1 other post out of 16 replies criticized that mistake. I expected at least a quarter of the comments to be pedantic posts about the error. Congratulations Berserkers for becoming less cro...
by Ian S
June 17th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3250

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

I'd buy a bottle of Ridge Lytton Springs, then spend the rest on good wine. [cheers.gif]
by Ian S
May 20th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monday Table In Isolation
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Monday Table In Isolation

At least $2000 for those 2 bottles - what a bargain! [cheers.gif] Wish I had money to burn like that. [worship.gif]
by Ian S
May 10th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Liberte vs GGG?
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Grassl Liberte vs GGG?

I find that either glass is superior to drinking wine out of cupped hands or Dixie cups.
by Ian S
May 9th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current best value white Burgundies
Replies: 57
Views: 2517

Re: Current best value white Burgundies

Drouhin Vaudon Chablis is another that's a very nice wine under $25. The 2014 and 2015 are both still available.
by Ian S
May 8th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils

Jeremy, does this qualify as a "good value wine"? Hi Ian, In any given month, I post on plenty of good value wines. They rarely get a comment and go through to the keeper without a shot being offered. People tend to only engage on the rarer notes. Cheers Jeremy FYI: wine searcher shows it as $290.
by Ian S
May 6th, 2020, 12:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 2995

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

Excellent producers produce excellent product regardless of the vintage. If you're buying to drink instead of collect or speculate, the lower tier vintages are sometimes tastier and more accessible than the great vintages, and are certainly less expensive on the secondary market.
by Ian S
May 4th, 2020, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11409

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Chris Seiber wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 10:13 pm
I haven’t picked up my DRC allocation yet because my helicopter has been in the shop.
I feel your pain. Looks like I'll have to choose between my full DRC allocation or my annual Ferrari trade-in. If this keeps on, I might even have to start flying commercial with the plebes.
by Ian S
May 4th, 2020, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 3055

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

Waiting for the first model called Blow Me to hit the market.
by Ian S
May 3rd, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Sylvain Cathiard Chambolle-Musigny Les Clos De L'orme
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: TN: 2012 Sylvain Cathiard Chambolle-Musigny Les Clos De L'orme

I dream of a day where Jeremy posts about a wine that regular blokes can afford. [pwn.gif]
by Ian S
May 3rd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Butterfly Effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Butterfly Effect?

Peter Kleban wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 7:12 pm

Don't ask me what that has to do with wine, tho!
We did ladybugs in Burgundy a few years ago, so why not butterflies? [snort.gif]
by Ian S
May 3rd, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 1380

Re: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida

Beaujolais is low in tannin because Gamay is a thin-skinned grape.

Lower tier Chianti, meaning not the Riserva version, is fairly low in tannin also.
by Ian S
May 2nd, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will California Tasting Rooms Reopen?
Replies: 43
Views: 2444

Re: When Will California Tasting Rooms Reopen?

Will the Southwestern section of California break off and fall into the ocean before the tasting rooms reopen?
by Ian S
May 2nd, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hitting 10,000 TNs in CT; some personal data points
Replies: 26
Views: 1433

Re: Hitting 10,000 TNs in CT; some personal data points

Two relevant questions: How many DUI's have you been charged with? Are you on the list for a liver transplant?
by Ian S
May 1st, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers you wish you had more of
Replies: 66
Views: 3079

Re: Producers you wish you had more of

Suddenly having more Pio Cesare Barolo from the 90's would be a bunce!
by Ian S
April 30th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: What bottle is this?

Looks like the bottle is a mirror image in that picture. For comparison purposes:


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by Ian S
April 30th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 254

What bottle is this?

There are several nods to Chateauneuf-du-Pape on the show "Prodigal Son". Looks like it's Domaine Charvin, but I could be off. Can anyone say definitively what producer this is? Here's a screen grab:

prodigal-son-nicholas-claremont-1014x570.jpg
by Ian S
April 30th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flat bottled wines you make the rocking world go round
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Flat bottled wines you make the rocking world go round

There's nothin wrong with glass, and it's also recyclable. No matter what the boffins say about eco-friendly materials in modern BPA-free plastics, glass is still, and always will be, my preferred enclosure for alcohol. There is no chance of leaching and no off aromas in glass.
by Ian S
April 30th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where in the world is Wells?
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Where in the world is Wells?

Wells is in Somerset County mate. You Yanks need to learn your geography!
by Ian S
April 30th, 2020, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producing both Bordeaux and Burgundy styled wines
Replies: 29
Views: 858

Re: Producing both Bordeaux and Burgundy wines

... is it a little, er, paradoxical, that a winery should produce both Bordeaux type wines (Cab Sauv, Merlot, Meritage...) and Pinot Noir.... it would seem to me that the wines have a different aesthetic. Jack of all trades = Master of none. Sourcing grapes from different vineyards is possible so g...
by Ian S
April 29th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 84
Views: 5555

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

G. Keeler wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 4:39 pm
I have started using the Zalto Bordeaux as a my all purpose red wine glass lately.
Are you daft? You can't pour Burgundy or Brunello in a Bordeaux glass! [swoon.gif] It might cause a time paradox or reverse the planet's magnetic field.
by Ian S
April 29th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FirstBottle has 2 RM Platt PN
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: FirstBottle has 2 RM Platt PN

Wasn't it under $100 on release if you were lucky enough to get allocated 1?
by Ian S
April 28th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CIVB wins lawsuit against Chinese winemaker
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: CIVB wins lawsuit against Chinese winemaker

The Chinese are violating trademark laws? Never in a million years!
by Ian S
April 28th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 84
Views: 5555

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Different bowl shapes can accentuate different properties in different wines. Glasses with the shape of a snifter seem to produce a concentrating effect on the aromas, which I believe Constable Fu describes as focusing the nose.
by Ian S
April 27th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Valley Cabernet Bubble
Replies: 30
Views: 3662

Re: Napa Valley Cabernet Bubble

Bollocks! My crystal ball is in the bloody shop.
by Ian S
April 26th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?
Replies: 31
Views: 1701

Re: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?

Any recent vintage of Columbia Crest or H3 Cabernet Sauvignon for under $15 a bottle is a great choice for your red. With the few extra quid per bottle you save on the red, you can add it to your $20 per 750ml budget to get 2014 Drouhin Vaudon Chablis as your white wine.
by Ian S
April 26th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I hate cork
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: I hate cork

Nick Ellis wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 5:07 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 2:27 am
But was the cork tight like a camel’s ass in a sandstorm?
Did we reach a consensus on level of tightness? Like is a shark tighter than a camel?
Where does a frog's arse fall on the scale? It has to be pretty near the top, or the phrase "Is a frog's arse watertight?" wouldn't exist.
by Ian S
April 25th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: TN: 2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes

Only 1 comment on an '01 Sauternes? [scratch.gif]
by Ian S
April 25th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2611

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

2012 is still relatively overlooked in the market as it does not have the cachet of 09, 10, 15. For the love of Pete, will you people please stop giving out secrets & tips like this that are hard earned from experience? If news of 2012 being a 'sleeper' vintage gets around, it won't be overlooked a...
by Ian S
April 25th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I miss wine tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 981

Re: I miss wine tastings

There are hundreds of things you could list under the "I miss..." topic. It would take a fortnight to list them all.
by Ian S
April 25th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Mugnier Chambolle Fuees 1er cru
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2001 Mugnier Chambolle Fuees 1er cru

Great wines like this are Fuées and far between.
by Ian S
April 24th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Mugnier Chambolle Fuees 1er cru
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2001 Mugnier Chambolle Fuees 1er cru

Wish I could afford this. [cry.gif]
by Ian S
April 24th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2611

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

You should be able to find almost any of the Henri Gouges NSG Burgundies with age for well under $150. Gouges handles ripe years very well, so vintages like 2003 that aren't chased by collectors could be very reasonably priced. Hudelot-Nöellat is another producer to look at. They have some very nice...

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