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by Barry L i p t o n
January 21st, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne offer
Replies: 22
Views: 4569

Re: Champagne offer

Is the list current Kevin?
by Barry L i p t o n
January 18th, 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime
Replies: 17
Views: 2183

Re: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime

P_WythesJr wrote: January 12th, 2021, 9:14 am Sojourn, Myriad and Saxum offers came out this morning. Is there some sort of condition where you just can't say "no"?
Youth.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 17th, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7558

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Still the master of my domain.

Planned break for Schafer-Frolich 2019 GGs if they become available locally at less than what I'm seeing it for now.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 17th, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2299

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

David K expressed my point about the descriptor vs. pH better than I did. Chablis's I drink - that's easy. I don't often drink Ravenneau but of course love it. Fevre, Billaud-Simon and to a lesser extent, Louis Michel, are my main go to producers, and I find vintage variation important for the flavo...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 17th, 2021, 9:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Help Planning Road Trip From Provence to Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Help Planning Road Trip From Provence to Paris

Dijon doesn't have the wineries, but the old town is fabulous - lot's of history there.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 17th, 2021, 7:14 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Help Planning Road Trip From Provence to Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Help Planning Road Trip From Provence to Paris

With that short a time, I’d drive end the drive at Dijon and take the TGV to Paris from there.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 16th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2299

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

I generally find Chablis to be more acidic than anything else I drink with some exceptions. But I'm probably applying a common descriptor rather than pH.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 16th, 2021, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2299

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Broke my dry 2021 for a half bottle of Haut Lieu sec 2018 in 375. Loved the lime notes and minerality but was expecting more acid. Haven’t been drinking them in a while, maybe I drink to much Chablis. The ‘18s are relatively flabby. The ‘19s do not disappoint. My bad, I fat fingered the year. It's ...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 16th, 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2299

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Broke my dry 2021 for a half bottle of Haut Lieu sec 2019 in 375. Loved the lime notes and minerality but was expecting more acid. Haven’t been drinking them in a while, maybe I drink to much Chablis.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 15th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged
Replies: 65
Views: 4250

Re: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged

Just to reiterate again - I'm not blaming the auction house, nor am I seeking a refund! I have bought at auction many times, even bottles noted with slight seepage. But I've never had a (red) wine with this color. The photos I posted is the same wine, two different bottles from the same auction. I ...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 14th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2299

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

I was also going to comment on Chevillon. I'm a long time fan but discerned that my favorite was clearly Les Cailles. First I bought most of the range (all but Bourgogne), then limited it to Pruliers, LSG, Cailles and Vaucrain, and shortly after, just Cailles (still have the others in my cellar, but...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 13th, 2021, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2299

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Interesting, on another thread, everyone was advising to load up on the Le Mont and Cote de Bourg instead of Le Haut Lieu (which I love, but not a lot of experience with the others). I have two moratoriums now threatened - no drinking, no buying for now. I feel like I need to taste one of the Haut L...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 12th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Beaucastel
Replies: 28
Views: 1236

Re: TN: 01 Beaucastel

timmy roos wrote: January 12th, 2021, 2:02 am What is the best window for most beaucastels? Is it best drunk young or does the 10+ year tertiary magic worth the wait?
For me, wait except for 98 which due to its atypical Grenache proportions (high), didn’t ever get the complexity upon maturity one hopes for, at least I didn’t.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 12th, 2021, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15305
Views: 783133

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

jason stein wrote: January 10th, 2021, 5:49 pm 2008 Domaine Dujac MSD halves flirtysmile
Mind sharing where (even if it’s sold out)? Don’t often see Dujac in 375s
by Barry L i p t o n
January 10th, 2021, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Beaucastel
Replies: 28
Views: 1236

Re: TN: 01 Beaucastel

Warren,

Same concern over the last 2 bottles and similar feelings re a 98 comparison. I had chalked the 98 to be the heavy Grenache, which isn’t traditional and should not be there to the same degree with the 01.

Thanks for the note Alan, it gives me hope.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 10th, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9127

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Thanks for sharing. Tragic beyond words.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 6th, 2021, 10:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing Krug Bottles?
Replies: 36
Views: 2745

Re: Storing Krug Bottles?

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For home storage, I had a couple of custom drawers built.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 4th, 2021, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2369
Views: 269459

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Thank you David_K. I already decided I wouldn't drink it, but was thinking about giving a case to my god-daughter. Might ruin my reputation if I do if its that bad!

Referral coupon changed to $25 so no longer quite the same deal.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 4th, 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2369
Views: 269459

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

On my Amex Platinum, I got $30 off $30 for Wine Insiders. They have a $50 discount of $100 as a referral offer (PM me with your email address if you would like a referral). They should stack (haven't tried it yet), giving you $80 off $100, and if it's over $120, free shipping. This is only on Amex P...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 3rd, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 62
Views: 4221

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

I was going to say Bordeaux, but in that price range, Italian reds reign supreme (along with beaujolais).

Have you tried any highly regarded Chiantis? Try a 2016 Felsina Rancia riserva or Monsanto Il Poggio (2016 is reported to be great vintage) and see if it doesn’t scratch your itch.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 1st, 2021, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: French Wines - Where To Start
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: French Wines - Where To Start

I'd also include some Loire whites, Pepiere Muscadet Briords or their other bottlings.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 1st, 2021, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3621

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2021?

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holida ... s-eve.html

I'm sure you can find something suporting your interpretation.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 1st, 2021, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3621

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2021?

Now it's wrong. New Years Eve 2021 is December 31, 2021.

Perhaps Victor is still partying like it's 1999.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 1st, 2021, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich „Felsenberg“ GG - open 2014 now!
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: TN: 2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich „Felsenberg“ GG - open 2014 now!

I really liked the 17 Stromberg, but it was a bit of a wild ride between the initial pour and the subsequent ones, changing so much in the glass. Second glass the next day was like a different wine (and from a Coravin, not open).
by Barry L i p t o n
January 1st, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich „Felsenberg“ GG - open 2014 now!
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: TN: 2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich „Felsenberg“ GG - open 2014 now!

Thanks for the note!

Had some SF 2017 Stromberg with same spontaneous fermentation and reduction. Is that a hallmark of SF wines and why them more than others?
by Barry L i p t o n
December 30th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 104
Views: 7323

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

I sometimes think "dumb phase" on a wine that hasn't come around after 20 years as applying to me when I bought it.
by Barry L i p t o n
December 30th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10455

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

Overrated and overpriced are two different things.

Burgundy is not overrated.

You can get great wines for less, but not great Pinot or Chard for less. If you love California Pinot, then a good chance you don’t like Red Burgundy, so price still doesn’t matter.
by Barry L i p t o n
December 30th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: TN: 1997 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

Chianti is a wine that ages amazingly well. I’m at the opposite end, only drink old ones. Gelding Rancia Riserva and Monsanto I’ll Poggio are my faves.

Rancia used to be such a bargain, probably still is relatively speaking.
by Barry L i p t o n
December 29th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Asimov on FrankCornelissen
Replies: 61
Views: 5052

Re: NYTimes: Asimov on FrankCornelissen

Envoyer has an offer on the Susucaru 19. This thread was very helpful! I assume no one’s changed their mind in the last four years.
by Barry L i p t o n
December 28th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged
Replies: 65
Views: 4250

Re: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged

I thought there would be no warranty on drinkability of old wines, just an accurate description of the bottle condition and provenance if known. I’m not sure I agree that the right thing would be for the auction house to make the OP whole, if the bottle condition was accurately described. I expect a...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 26th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Neuhaus Chocolate and Wine Pairing Collections
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Neuhaus Chocolate and Wine Pairing Collections

Neuhaus is great!

I prefer to do my own pairings since I'm picky.

I had Neuhuas with the some Fonseca 77 last night.
by Barry L i p t o n
December 25th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4086

Re: Your Christmas wine?

98 F Gaunoux Beaune Clos does Mouches
77 Fonseca
by Barry L i p t o n
December 24th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Feeling optimistic - Burgundy Hotel recommendations for July?
Replies: 19
Views: 1311

Re: Feeling optimistic - Burgundy Hotel recommendations for July?

Glad to here ale CEP is still in high regard. Especially nice if you have status in the SLH chain (which only requires 4 nights I think), as that gave me a nice upgrade and free breakfast with a fabulous Burgundian cheese board. It’s also affiliated now with Hyatt. Although I expected at least 15% m...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 24th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3704

Re: Windfall wine purchase

Yes, this site can get nasty. the OP got a holier than though response about spending $600 on wine. Everyone on this board should not buy any wine and give all that savings away by that logic. Like unexpected money is somehow more inappropriate to spend on wine than expected money. Distinction witho...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 23rd, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3704

Re: Windfall wine purchase

Since when is reccommending Vatan a d**k comment?
by Barry L i p t o n
December 21st, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bora Bora recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: Bora Bora recommendations?

Bring extra sunscreen! That will save you $$.

There is nothing like an OWB for relaxation and beauty! When you need some activity, just slip into the water from the deck!
by Barry L i p t o n
December 20th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bora Bora recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: Bora Bora recommendations?

Add a couple days and it’s easy to do both. You might be able to do 4 nights in Moorea and 5 in Bora Bora for what the week would cost you in Bora Bora. In normal times, I wouldn’t suggest such last-minute changes, but these days it may not be hard. But if it winds up being difficult then no point s...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 20th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bora Bora recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: Bora Bora recommendations?

You aren't going to have a lot of choices. Which resort are you staying at? Been to Bora Bora twice, Moorea twice, Rangiroa once. Rangiroa is the best snorkeling and diving for sure, followed by Moorea (but a typhoon there several years ago really killed the coral) followed by Bora Bora. Lot's of sa...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 20th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish
Replies: 23
Views: 1029

Re: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish

Also broiled mushrooms can be amazing Unami bombs. My wife does oyster mushrooms and they are stunning when they come out well (crisp), which is often. I am intrigued. Does she do it high or low heat? Olive oil and salt? or some other treatment. I love mushrooms, and love roasted vegetables, so cur...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 19th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish
Replies: 23
Views: 1029

Re: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish

You already have it, eggplant parm is the worlds greatest vegetarian dish. And it can be delicious even without the frying, just have the eggplant cooked until it can be cut with just a fork. And fresh mozzarella has less sodium than the regular type. Seems to me before surgery, sodium might be more...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 19th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Plenty of Sauzet Batard + a few more bottles
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: TN: Plenty of Sauzet Batard + a few more bottles

Thanks for the notes. Astonishing to see Sauzets from this period without premox. I had lots of issues with the 07 Puligny (Garrenne andi Hameau de Blagny 375s).
by Barry L i p t o n
December 16th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arranging a tasting of older Piemonte - when to open what?
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Arranging a tasting of older Piemonte - when to open what?

Not sure I agree lnger is always better for the 82, but I'll let others with more experience chime in.
by Barry L i p t o n
December 16th, 2020, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this
Replies: 34
Views: 3309

Re: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this

That is way cool, sort of spooky cool, in it's wine assosciations? Is the clip downloadable from here?
by Barry L i p t o n
December 14th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3364

Re: Never received shipment

UPS completes their trace (started the Monday before Thanksgiving) and tells the retailer the items were damaged in shipment. Full refund. The whole signature thing was a red herring, brought up by the retailer when I said "ship me a replacement while we are waiting for UPS". Founds some a...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 13th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3364

Re: Never received shipment

My solution to this problem is to maintain a UPS box. My wine deliveries go to my local UPS store and they are received by the staff and held for me. I also ship anything valuable (like an iPhone) to my UPS box. That way I don't have to worry about not being home and/or having a package left on my ...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 13th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3364

Re: Never received shipment

I have always kept a locker at offsite storage solely for purposes of receiving my wine and avoiding hassles like described above. Always considered it a worthwhile investment. The issue with an offsite facility (which I have and use for all deliveries in normal times) is that now, I do not want to...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 13th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3364

Re: Never received shipment

And it’s not just the money out but the remaining krug 168 in 375s in the market are now $80+ (vs $63) and this shop only has the 169. Since I have another half case, unlikely to accept 169 as substitutes.

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