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by Kelly Walker
May 27th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Distinguishing Typificities of White Burgundies
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Distinguishing Typificities of White Burgundies

For the best producers I think Otto is spot on.
by Kelly Walker
May 27th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A night with 2010 Sanctus Sanctorum, 2010 Chimere, and 2007 Cuvee da Capo
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: A night with 2010 Sanctus Sanctorum, 2010 Chimere, and 2007 Cuvee da Capo

Wow! That is some serious drinking. The SS is a hens tooth wine. What were the major stylistic differences in your opinion? Or just different forms of hedonism?
by Kelly Walker
May 20th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot vs Bouchard in 1er Meursault...
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Jadot vs Bouchard in 1er Meursault...

Bouchard. More liveliness and precision imho.
by Kelly Walker
May 12th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Still drinking the ‘85s. Yeah they age if you get a good bottle. Sometimes hit or miss. But when they are on!
by Kelly Walker
May 12th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1961
Replies: 38
Views: 1340

Re: 1961

Jud Reis wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 11:11 am
Well stored Lynch Bages is superb
++1
by Kelly Walker
May 12th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Winos' excellent adventure in France
Replies: 63
Views: 4848

Re: TN: Winos' excellent adventure in France

Laurent,

I hope that for you as well. I have my plane reservations to Italy in November, made before the virus, and I still plan on making that trip to Piedmonte (fingers crossed).
by Kelly Walker
May 11th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Winos' excellent adventure in France
Replies: 63
Views: 4848

Re: TN: Winos' excellent adventure in France

I stumbled across this post just after the right time. While COVID forced us to cancel this year’s Burgundy trip (along with every other social engagement), it was nice to reflect upon such an amazing experience. Hope everyone’s drinking well during our house arrests. Justin, Thanks so much for pul...
by Kelly Walker
May 8th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1992 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: TN: 1992 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Jay, I have had the '92 Howell several times in the past year. It is actually in an amazing place now. After the first experience I went on winesearcher and snarfed up every bottle I could find. Such great value. I think a lot of people give up on Dunn because they can take so long and are so brutal...
by Kelly Walker
April 29th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine e-commerce post COVID
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Wine e-commerce post COVID

This is an interesting article on Wine-Searcher about how alcohol e-commerce has been affected by the pandemic and its potential impact going forward. I would be interested in the view and observations from some of the ITB on the board. https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/04/will-covid-19-change-on...
by Kelly Walker
April 28th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: how covid-19 lead to increased wine buying
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: how covid-19 lead to increased wine buying

Having more time to read the myriad of e-mail offers does not help.
by Kelly Walker
April 28th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Camillo Donati Lambrusco dell'Emilia IGT 'Il Mio'
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: TN: 2018 Camillo Donati Lambrusco dell'Emilia IGT 'Il Mio'

Absolutely Todd. It has been a long time.

Getting to feel a bit like Groundhog's Day.
by Kelly Walker
April 27th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 54
Views: 1981

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

Olive oil and cigars. Constant 54 degrees and 70% humidity. Oh, and sake.
by Kelly Walker
April 27th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Camillo Donati Lambrusco dell'Emilia IGT 'Il Mio'
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: TN: 2018 Camillo Donati Lambrusco dell'Emilia IGT 'Il Mio'

Kelly Walker wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Great TN Todd. I can visualize (should I say “palatize”) the description. Love Lambrusco, always related to food pairings. Totally get the b-ball analogy.
by Kelly Walker
April 25th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking well at Woodstock?
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Drinking well at Woodstock?

I may be wrong but it looks like there is some sediment coating that bottle of Las Cases. Aged?
by Kelly Walker
April 24th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Am I Buying Wine?
Replies: 42
Views: 2504

Re: Why Am I Buying Wine?

The real question is "Why am I still buying toilet paper?" No where near as much fun as buying wine yet I feel compelled.
by Kelly Walker
April 24th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hiyu
Replies: 40
Views: 1526

Re: Hiyu

why would anyone pay $60 for a wine inspired by a $30 bottle. emperor's. new. clothes. Boom! I opened this thread thinking it was about a sake. At least I learned a new term: "regenerative agriculture/principals" Is that like taking biodynamics to 11? Not trying to be cute but is this something bey...
by Kelly Walker
April 24th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hiyu
Replies: 40
Views: 1526

Re: Hiyu

why would anyone pay $60 for a wine inspired by a $30 bottle. emperor's. new. clothes. Boom! I opened this thread thinking it was about a sake. At least I learned a new term: "regenerative agriculture/principals" Is that like taking biodynamics to 11? Not trying to be cute but is this something bey...
by Kelly Walker
April 21st, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: TN: 2015 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

The 2015 Vilaine is a wine I have served some of my geek friends several times over the past 6 months. I get that raised eyebrow and smile. Says it all.
by Kelly Walker
April 21st, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 51
Views: 3343

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

I have been pandemic planning for over 25 years. I just didn't realize it until recently.
by Kelly Walker
April 13th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Etienne Sauzet Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: TN: 2002 Etienne Sauzet Bâtard-Montrachet

Thanks for this note Jeremy. I love that wine. Drank recently.
by Kelly Walker
April 5th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 727
Views: 49476

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

JulianD wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 11:37 am
Kelly Walker wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Balvenie Double Wood 12 is such a go-to for me. Recently tried the 17. Very different profile. A lot more spice.
Have you tried their Peat Week releases?
No. Significant peat on the palate? I like Balvenie for its fruit/citrus profile. Will keep an eye out for it
by Kelly Walker
April 4th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 727
Views: 49476

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Balvenie Double Wood 12 is such a go-to for me. Recently tried the 17. Very different profile. A lot more spice.
by Kelly Walker
April 4th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 727
Views: 49476

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I've been doing my own taste tasting across the following whiskies during he Covid-19 crisis: Kirkland brand Speyside 22 All are delicious, but I've bolded my favorites so far. Looking forward to tasting these with my friends once we get through the Covid crisis. Cheers, H H, is this a Costco brand?
by Kelly Walker
April 4th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 700
Views: 26009

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

CAO Black Gothic Great cigar. Easy to smoke. Mild/medium in flavors. Not in your face but great subtle complexity. Cedar, dried fruit and caramel. The finish is long and compelling (that's what .... Stay healthy and God Speed. = A- Jason Need to give this one a go if I can find them. Sounds wonderf...
by Kelly Walker
April 3rd, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.
Replies: 60
Views: 3140

Re: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.

How common is Sherry consumption in Europe? My perception is that it's far more common than here. Sure, in Spain... but you won't find anyone in France drinking it, But this sort of Euroregionalism exists throughout the continent. Most Greeks, Bulgarians, Croats, Frenchmen, Spainiards, Portuguese, ...
by Kelly Walker
April 3rd, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 700
Views: 26009

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Monty White Rothschild (robusto). Lovely stick. Mid-weight. Nice balance. Lingers on the palate. Great daily quarantine smoke. Burns even with perfect draw.
by Kelly Walker
March 31st, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Leflaive Chevalier
Replies: 28
Views: 1339

Re: 2007 Leflaive Chevalier

Tasted the full range of 2017 at the domaine. IMHO probably the greatest vintage for them that I can recall. Stunning! All under Diam.
by Kelly Walker
March 30th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes

Lovely note Joe. Love this getting harder to source producer. His wines are sure acid bombs. I love it. Stay healthy and keep drinking.
by Kelly Walker
March 25th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 4052

Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

Is it just me? I am experiencing a tsunami of e-mail offers, maybe twice if not more than I normally get. There seems to be a good bit of downward pressure on prices. I started comparing a lot of these offers on wine-searcher and almost every one is offering at the bottom or below the range. Anyone ...
by Kelly Walker
March 23rd, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1998 Coche-Dury Monthelie Cote de Beaune
Replies: 1
Views: 275

1998 Coche-Dury Monthelie Cote de Beaune

I cannot say I was surprised by how good this wine was. We had the privilege to visit the domaine a couple of years ago that included tasting from both barrel and bottle the reds in addition to the whites. I was super impressed then and even more so after drinking this bottle. What I noted back then...
by Kelly Walker
March 17th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 8
Views: 511

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

Having had many bottles of this wine in varying vintages over the years, definitely an off bottle. But it can be a real crap shoot for US imported bottles. Same for the MdB.
by Kelly Walker
March 14th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile
Replies: 21
Views: 1361

Re: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile

Frank, super cool!
by Kelly Walker
March 14th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile
Replies: 21
Views: 1361

Re: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile

I love the caps of Andre Clouet.
La Grande Dame are classic.
by Kelly Walker
March 14th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile
Replies: 21
Views: 1361

Re: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile

You may not be able to tell in the picture but the caps are not mounted flush but hover a bit on the backboard. When light hits is at different angles you get a different look and depth due to the shadow cast. When hit directly by sunlight, it really sparkles.
by Kelly Walker
March 14th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile
Replies: 21
Views: 1361

Re: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile

Made by a close friend from caps I collected:

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by Kelly Walker
March 10th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8671
Views: 1272710

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Given he is being released from Federal prison, pretty much 100%. Otherwise, not so much.
by Kelly Walker
March 6th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.

I find it hard to appreciate red burgs along side cali cabs. I also find it hard to transition from one to the other. Great set of wines though.
by Kelly Walker
February 25th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Sommelier Appreciation Dinner 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: TN: Sommelier Appreciation Dinner 2020

Super event Kevin. How many somms were in attendance? That '99 DRC Rich is an amazing wine. Happy to have some '15 PYMC CC!
by Kelly Walker
February 23rd, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Auction Move
Replies: 39
Views: 3000

Re: HDH Auction Move

Very well said Dennis.
Unfortunately ... deadhorse
by Kelly Walker
February 19th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Super-Sensitive Brett Detector...
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Super-Sensitive Brett Detector...

John Morris wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Retronasal detection?
Yeah, those old school shnozes were the the best 🤪
by Kelly Walker
February 19th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2891

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

We "barrel" tasted the Faiveley Musigny one year. It was a small pony barrel, maybe less than a quarter size. It had a locking bung.
by Kelly Walker
February 18th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine night in Charlotte
Replies: 25
Views: 1837

Re: A wine night in Charlotte

No doubt if you are in the business, a frequent customer, and share with others corkage maybe waived in Charlotte, but it's not the general restaurant policy. James Having lived in the Charlotte area for 20+ years, I have seen the wine scene evolve dramatically. There is a very strong wine culture ...
by Kelly Walker
February 16th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ski trip - Three wino familes
Replies: 13
Views: 1780

Re: TN: Ski trip - Three wino familes

Kevin,

Are the little one's up on the boards yet?

Looks like a great line-up. Nice note on the '09 Cayuse BF. I have a few so maybe time to open. I usually do not open anything Cayuse under 10 yo.
by Kelly Walker
February 12th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can You Bid and Ship on Acker Wine Auctions in Hong Kong From USA
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Can You Bid and Ship on Acker Wine Auctions in Hong Kong From USA

Yes. I have won HK bids. They will ship no charge to get wine to US. You will pay domestic shipping though
by Kelly Walker
February 11th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 40
Views: 2008

Re: Let's talk trocken

I have become a really big fan of what Von Winning has been offering at all levels.

Austria is my go to for truly trocken riesling. A different profile for sure but to my liking. Hertzberger is a perennial favorite among many others.
by Kelly Walker
February 4th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passive wine cellar in Virginia?
Replies: 42
Views: 1606

Re: Passive wine cellar in Virginia?

Hey Anthony. I had a passive cellar here in Alexandria for many years and it worked fine. I ended up going active on the cheap -- the room is mostly below grade with a window high on the wall and I stuck a tricked out a/c unit in it. It was easy and cheap to do, but if I were in your situation I wo...
by Kelly Walker
January 30th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 2530

Re: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?

I love both ends of the Muga spectrum from Torre Muga to Prado Enea with the later being my preference.
by Kelly Walker
January 30th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 11271

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

I stumbled upon a magnum of Jadot 2012 Musigny that was reasonably priced at auction. Any experience?

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