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by Nate Simon
June 17th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes gives props to Lodi
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Forbes gives props to Lodi

Some wines I had recently from Markus were eye-opening to say the least.
by Nate Simon
June 17th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2309

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

TL; DR no
by Nate Simon
June 17th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes gives props to Lodi
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Forbes gives props to Lodi

Some nice press on Lodi. Would be interested in Berserkers’ perspectives.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewi ... ite-wines/
by Nate Simon
June 9th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1757

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

I am neither a winemaker nor an allergist. However, I am almost completely certain that S. cerevisiae is THE yeast used in winemaking, i.e. it is used in making ALL wines. There are many strains, which are thought to have different subtle effects on the wine, but all wine uses this yeast as the prim...
by Nate Simon
June 8th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This puts Spinal Tap to shame
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

The bigger the oakin’
The sweeter the scorin’.
That’s what I said.
by Nate Simon
June 8th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2495

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

Well you cant expect poor winery owners to not increase prices, after all just because you get 30% extra free fruit the corks have gone up by 40 cents so we need an across the board $15 a bottle increase Your contract is for a 1 acre block. You pay 18,000/T. If the vineyard produces 4T/Acre your fr...
by Nate Simon
June 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The End Of Days
Replies: 17
Views: 1016

Re: The End Of Days

I guess wines like this make me lose my religion.
by Nate Simon
June 7th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2495

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

I’ve heard that quality is good but also huge crops. Could be premature, but it’s not unreasonable to expect supply/demand to favor the consumer.
by Nate Simon
June 6th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 1864

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

A bunch of wineries had issues with 2008...it was a new issue for a lot of them who had never dealt with the smoke taint. Might as well blackball every winery that ever sold a corked bottle. Incorrect. They had a wine in which every single bottle had a pronounced flaw, and didn't disclose it when s...
by Nate Simon
June 6th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 1864

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

2008 is what happened.
by Nate Simon
June 1st, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jaffurs futures release
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Jaffurs futures release

Received an email on this today. I have no experience with this winery, but have heard good stuff. Anyone able to provide some guidance?
by Nate Simon
May 29th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 79
Views: 3668

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

2007 be like, "I'm back, suckas..."
by Nate Simon
May 29th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3062

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Sell that shit. PT Barnum principle in full effect.
by Nate Simon
May 26th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.
Replies: 31
Views: 2169

Re: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.

Apparently Macario Montoya is now the winemaker for the Educated Guess lineup. I don’t know which vintages are his work (perhaps he could chime in here), but I would definitely go out of my way to check those out.
by Nate Simon
May 24th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 2299

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

At the prices charged at almost all of the Napa places, the idea of tipping is the equivalent of saying, “Thank you, sir, may I have another?“
by Nate Simon
May 18th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 43
Views: 2438

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

Why do you care if any of these wineries “drop you?” They’re not your friends...they just sell you wine. If they drop you from the list, it’s not a measure of your worthiness as a wine lover or a person. Let that shit go. Buy and drink what you like.
by Nate Simon
May 13th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 61
Views: 1457

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

A good barrel-aged sour beer is a great sub for wine, and a good way to bridge a beer-skeptical wine lover.
by Nate Simon
May 8th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Turley WhiteCoat '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: TN: Turley WhiteCoat '16...(short/boring)

Thanks, Tom. I haven’t tried this in years, as it failed to impress in the past. May give it a go, though there is an ocean of reliably good domestic whites available for well under $40.
by Nate Simon
May 6th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Asimov: is it time to go to the can?
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: But...

TomHill wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 3:59 pm


But you still have to keep those cans lying on their sides I've been told.
Tom
I’m not laughing. I’ve already broken three Coravins on these cans.

Of course, you need the right stemware. Riedel should offer a “canned” line to perfectly convey the nuances.
by Nate Simon
May 6th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Asimov: is it time to go to the can?
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Asimov: is it time to go to the can?

Interesting article on a bit of a trend of which I was unaware. Cans have a number of positive attributes to recommend them (just as in the case of beer). Not sure what sort of shift in consumer mindset must occur, though, before people will routinely be willing to pay $15 or more for a can of anyth...
by Nate Simon
May 4th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Didn't want to like it but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2356

Re: Didn't want to like it but...

An embarrassingly large amount of NZ Sauv Blanc.
by Nate Simon
May 3rd, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

I’m not unsympathetic in the sense that it does seem unfair if tariffs to export to Europe are markedly higher than those to import to US (I don’t know this to be fact). However, the rest of his screed comes off as entitled and protectionist.
by Nate Simon
May 3rd, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 40
Views: 1512

Re: 2018 Rose

We’ve been crushing the 2018 Eric Kent. A reliable buy every year, but really nice this year.
by Nate Simon
May 3rd, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

Obviously we need a wall along the Eastern seaboard to prevent those Euro wines from getting in.
by Nate Simon
May 1st, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1302

Re: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?

If this sort of thing is of questionable legality, then Rimmerman should be serving consecutive life sentences.

On second thought, that would actually be fitting...
by Nate Simon
April 25th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 401111

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

They should lower the price if they want to clear it out.
by Nate Simon
April 25th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: what do you mean when you write "struck match" as a descriptor?
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Poll: what do you mean when you write "struck match" as a descriptor?

I thought it meant that you just decanted a Pegau, then had to light a match...
by Nate Simon
April 11th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Make Wine.... Then Tell Lies....
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: Make Wine.... Then Tell Lies....

Honestly, the proof is in the drinking. I have fallen for a couple of these introductory offers (can’t remember it if it was from them or some other similar company), figuring that the wine would at least be serviceable as a daily drinker. In other words, what do you have to lose for six or seven bu...
by Nate Simon
April 9th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike Dunne takes a bow
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Mike Dunne takes a bow

A gracious and thoughtful article from Mike, whose feature column has apparently fallen victim to the economic realities of modern journalism. I certainly hope he’ll pop up somewhere soon.

https://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/ ... 97489.html
by Nate Simon
April 8th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 41
Views: 1665

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Riedel Restaurant series wins on all counts. Cheap, very functional, replaceable. This. A good choice would be the Riedel Restaurant Syrah glass https://www.riedel.com/en-us/shop/riedel-restaurant/syrah-044601230 Buy at least twice as many as you are going to supply the cabin with as breakage is in...
by Nate Simon
April 8th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 41
Views: 1665

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

If you’re not set on needing to have glass, the GoVino are nice and unbreakable. However, they can get scratched with abrasive cleaners/sponges, and will deform in the dishwasher.
by Nate Simon
April 7th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 41
Views: 1665

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Riedel Restaurant series wins on all counts. Cheap, very functional, replaceable.
by Nate Simon
April 7th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This seems a little excessive, no? (UPDATED - it's not)
Replies: 41
Views: 2795

Re: This seems a little excessive, no?

Larry, I certainly respect your read of this.
My take was that i’m pretty sure I can figure out what way works best for me. A general statement such as, “we recommend decanting” or some such thing would be fine. However, this overly precise letter comes through as rather pedantic to me.
by Nate Simon
April 7th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This seems a little excessive, no? (UPDATED - it's not)
Replies: 41
Views: 2795

Re: This seems a little excessive, no?

If I bought a wine that came with this message, it would be the last time I bought from them.
by Nate Simon
April 4th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with liver
Replies: 48
Views: 1298

Re: Pairing with liver

I’m thinking rosé bubbles with chicken liver, the garbage can with beef liver.
by Nate Simon
March 30th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Cortada Alta Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: TN: 2017 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Cortada Alta Vineyard

Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
March 30th, 2019, 11:05 am
Nate Simon wrote:
March 30th, 2019, 10:56 am
Nice. Was this in the Berserker pack?
It was in my BD pack.
Sweet! That means I have at least one in my (unopened) box!
by Nate Simon
March 30th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Cortada Alta Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: TN: 2017 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Cortada Alta Vineyard

Nice. Was this in the Berserker pack?
by Nate Simon
March 16th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Patty’s Day Pairings - thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: St. Patty’s Day Pairings - thoughts?

I like to pair corned beef with non-corned beef. I let other people eat the former while I enjoy the latter.
by Nate Simon
March 16th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 4425

Re: $3000 bottle

My favorite:

“The most simplistic in structure of the 4 Ghost Horse wines and a great wine for those who are graduating their palate’s to bigger, more complex reds.

$500”
by Nate Simon
March 16th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 4425

Re: $3000 bottle

Who the heck is this guy? Never heard of him, though his wines are priced like he’s the world’s most famous winemaker.
by Nate Simon
March 14th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!
Replies: 60
Views: 3188

Re: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!

Y’all complain about the 8% CA tax, but not the 19% WineBid tax?
by Nate Simon
March 12th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking: Huneeus Jr is a douchebag criminal
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Breaking: Huneeus Jr is a douchebag criminal

Ok, don’t routinely look at that board. Thanks. Posted it here because of the wine connection.
by Nate Simon
March 4th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite US Chenin Blanc?
Replies: 48
Views: 1897

Re: Favorite US Chenin Blanc?

Kalin, Chalone are the best I’ve had. Mike Smith also makes a good one. Matthew Rorick also springs to mind. If memory serves, he made a sweet version a number of years ago that was quite intriguing. I would also give props to Craig Haarmeyer, who is making some nice restrained Chenin wines from the...
by Nate Simon
March 3rd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Las Vegas (moderately priced) food & wine recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 1416

Re: Las Vegas (moderately priced) food & wine recommendations?

Giving this thread a “bump,” as our trip was cancelled and rescheduled for a few weeks from now. Any additional recommendations?
by Nate Simon
March 1st, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 212
Views: 6846

Re: Why sous vide?

TAMAGO KAKE GOHAN: Japanese-style raw egg in rice, with a sous vide confit egg yolk on top For the TKG, I followed Kenji's recipe on SeriousEats, seasoning with soy sauce, salt, Aji-no-moto and furikake https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/04/tamago-kake-gohan-egg-rice-tkg-recipe-breakfast.html...

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