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by Jon Troutman
August 8th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Marguet Le Parc Grand Cru brut nature
Replies: 51
Views: 2426

Re: 2014 Marguet Le Parc Grand Cru brut nature

any notes on 14 Ambonnay Rosé?
by Jon Troutman
July 8th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2505

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

I like James stance, and it echos a lot of my thoughts on the topic... he just said it much more eloquently than I ever could. I also think it's telling about the state of media, that this mini-write up was shared via Instagram. Gut says it wouldn't have generated nearly the readership or engagement...
by Jon Troutman
April 17th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3972

Re: What's your house champagne?

Chartogne Taillet Cuvee St Anne

Bereche

Laherte Freres Rosé and Ultratradition

Agrapart 7
by Jon Troutman
March 25th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2326
Views: 140511

Re: New York City Restaurants

Paul Jaouen wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 8:45 am
Tony C wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 5:13 am
ybarselah wrote:
March 24th, 2019, 4:55 pm


been like that for years.
I was there on Saturday at 5:00pm, the next availablity was at 11:30pm. It was never that bad.
Bring your own table. Set it up out front. They will serve you.
Is this real?! If so, that's a total power move. BYOT.
by Jon Troutman
January 14th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Why wineries fail at eCommerce.
Replies: 33
Views: 4279

Re: Why wineries fail at eCommerce.

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong here, but this mostly comes down to many wineries using VineSpring or another out of the box, inexpensive software platform. They're easy, cost-effective, and (I'm assuming here) just don't break down. The McDonald's of eCommerce solutions, if you will. One piece...
by Jon Troutman
January 12th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 68
Views: 3494

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

One of my favorite wines despite a terrible label - Collier "Charpenterie" Saumur. Comic Sans font!
by Jon Troutman
November 29th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Hervé Souhaut Sainte-Epine
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: TN: 2016 Hervé Souhaut Sainte-Epine

These wines are great! But I've found they require a good decant to get rid of that spritz, especially in their youth
by Jon Troutman
October 4th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher Issues
Replies: 29
Views: 1390

Re: Wine-Searcher Issues

So as a new member of Wine Berserkers I have a question for the forum. I have been a member in good standing with Wine Searcher for several years and have found there are a lot of discrepancies in their postings. For example I was looking to purchase a case of Italian wines last week. The going pri...
by Jon Troutman
August 29th, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gonon 2015
Replies: 240
Views: 8483

Re: Gonon 2015

I always struggle with these types of price increases, when I know what I used to pay for it.

However, when I objectively measure it's quality against the "$100 alternative bottles", I feel a bit better. The 2015 is a gorgeous wine.
by Jon Troutman
August 27th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOYLsf ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3204

Re: WOYLsf ?

by Jon Troutman
August 21st, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park Wine List Help
Replies: 41
Views: 3858

Re: Eleven Madison Park Wine List Help

2015 Juge Cornas might be something else to consider. I've noted the inclusion of the Juge in the restaurant's online wine list over the last several months now and, given the relative scarcity and the going winesearcher-pro price at >$400, I'm a little surprised that it's still on the list at $180...
by Jon Troutman
August 20th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park Wine List Help
Replies: 41
Views: 3858

Re: Eleven Madison Park Wine List Help

2015 Juge Cornas might be something else to consider.

I'd personally do a glass of champagne (Marguet) to start off, followed by a 1/2 bottle.
by Jon Troutman
August 13th, 2018, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8414

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

by Jon Troutman
August 1st, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy - August 3rd Release
Replies: 53
Views: 3127

Dirty & Rowdy - August 3rd Release

Since we're now a winemaking family, she'll be able to start "tasting" much younger than 21. ;-) But I also don't doubt some of Hardy's more "stacked" wines will easily make it to 20+! What are Hardy's more stacked wines? IMO D+R make about the easiest, early drinkingest reds I've ever had. They ar...
by Jon Troutman
June 26th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Burgundy tasting
Replies: 25
Views: 1627

2008 Burgundy tasting

I've checked in on a few bottles of 08 village Burgundy, where the acidity and tension had started to calm a little. Mugneret Gibourg V-R, Bachelet Gevrey, and Fourrier Gevrey were all in great spots.

Not necessarily an indicator for the top wines, but wishful thinking :)
by Jon Troutman
June 19th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KB News from Shanken News Daily
Replies: 77
Views: 5483

KB News from Shanken News Daily

jcoley3 wrote:Offhand, anyone know what the biggest case volume is produced by a winery relying almost entirely on DTC?
V Sattui has to be up there. But they're obviously playing a very different DTC game than KB.
by Jon Troutman
June 19th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KB News from Shanken News Daily
Replies: 77
Views: 5483

KB News from Shanken News Daily

PE and wineries like KB just don't mix in my opinion. Impossible to maintain the intangibles of why so many of us join lists in the first place when there is a laser focus on groups to increase revenue streams, produce efficiencies and grow profits. Not saying they are mutually exclusive, but it wi...
by Jon Troutman
June 19th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock’s new tasting room at the General Joseph Hooker House
Replies: 24
Views: 1800

Bedrock’s new tasting room at the General Joseph Hooker House

Scan the QR code for more on the Hooker House :)
by Jon Troutman
May 22nd, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Vouette et Sorbée Champagne Fidèle (France, Champagne)
Replies: 17
Views: 919

TN: NV Vouette et Sorbée Champagne Fidèle (France, Champagne)

I've had this wine probably a dozen times, over many years and disgorgements, with variable experiences. Sometimes it hits the high of highs, and other times it's been off or muted. The gamble can really pay off when they're on.
by Jon Troutman
May 2nd, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine - 1984
Replies: 21
Views: 875

Birth Year Wine - 1984

I'm also an '84 birthyear. To echo some of these posts, Napa has some great wines from the vintage. Some Diamond Creek wines, Dominus, Ridge MB, Mondavi Reserve have all been good to me. Lauer recently cellar-released some '84 Sekt Reserve, which was insanely good. Buy if you can still find! And of ...
by Jon Troutman
April 6th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Purchase by Bill Foley - an Oregon 'Brand'
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Another Purchase by Bill Foley - an Oregon 'Brand'

This shows the strength of 'brands' with consumers - regardless of vineyard sourcing. Thoughts? https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/04/05/california-billionaire-buys-oregon-wine-brand.html Absolutely agree. I'd argue that many successful mass market premium brands could remove their AVA ...
by Jon Troutman
March 19th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 87
Views: 4784

Cellar Defenders

Terre Nere Etna Rosso Lapierre Clos de la Roillette Chantereves Bourgogne Rouge (and blanc) Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne Rouge Barthod Bon Batons (before it got pricey...) Burlotto Barbera Vietti Tre Vigne Barbera Produttori Normale Envinate Lousas And many 1/2 bottles! Easier to open something nice mi...
by Jon Troutman
May 25th, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines would you say jumped ridiculously price-wise
Replies: 43
Views: 3594

Which wines would you say jumped ridiculously price-wise

Take a fun (or regrettable) trip down memory lane with an old Bern's wine list.

Really cool vintage purchase here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Berns-Steak-Hou ... SwYlRZH1Pf
by Jon Troutman
December 30th, 2015, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Maps of regions for framing
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Wine Maps of regions for framing

I've searched the forums and found various threads on wine maps (mostly Burgundy). But the vast majority of recos are online/digital resources. I'm specifically interested in building a map collection for framing and hanging in my house/cellar. I've got the Cote d'Or map set, of Cote de Beaune and N...
by Jon Troutman
September 27th, 2015, 9:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2001 Allemand Reynard
Replies: 0
Views: 203

FS: 2001 Allemand Reynard

1 btl. Purchased at auction 3 years ago and stored in temp controlled cellar

$399 ($50 off wine-searcher).

Will consider reasonable offers, with preference for NYC pick-up.
by Jon Troutman
July 10th, 2014, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Region / Variety do you think will take off?
Replies: 44
Views: 1232

What Region / Variety do you think will take off?

Loire Chenin and Cabernet Franc. I think we could see hockey stick growth. Have already watched the big names demand more and more at market (Huet's wines have seen a significant rise since the 2010 vintage). Have also watched importers clamor the cherry pick the region and introduce new names in re...
by Jon Troutman
March 17th, 2013, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Thierry Allemand Cornas "Chaillot"
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: 2008 Thierry Allemand Cornas "Chaillot"

I usually find Chaillot to show better, while Reynard requires more patience. Sounds like the reverse was true for you. I've had both Reynard and Chaillot 08 a few times but it's been awhile! I'll continue to let 'em sleep...
by Jon Troutman
January 10th, 2013, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More troubles at Lot18
Replies: 51
Views: 2593

Re: More troubles at Lot18

I totally agree with you: it happens 100's of thousands of times a year maybe more. VC's are looking for the big payout, a modestly successful and growing company is not of much interest. You also might not be connected to the right people. Yeah, it's probably 99.999% about the connections. Seems f...
by Jon Troutman
December 30th, 2012, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ulysses Colin NV BdB
Replies: 19
Views: 717

Re: TN: Ulysses Colin NV BdB

I've had several bottles and love it. Sure, it's lean and austere, but I like its tension. Think there's a lot of potential for development, too.

All of my bottles have been 08 fruit. Do you know what this bottle was, Alan?
by Jon Troutman
December 27th, 2012, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher selling info to eBay ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1635

Re: Wine-Searcher selling info to eBay ???

Jon, Facebook's product is out already, but it requires using a tech/media partner to plug-in to it. Look up "Facebook Exchange" or "FBX". FBX is definitely interesting and I didn't know much about it until doing a little more research, but all of the FBX ads are delivered natively on FB, whereas t...
by Jon Troutman
December 26th, 2012, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher selling info to eBay ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1635

Re: Wine-Searcher selling info to eBay ???

Rick pretty much nailed the description of third-party ads work. While some people find the cookie "creepy", it also can make for a much better internet experience, assuming you're being served ads that are compelling and relevant to you. I've had some first-hand benefits of discovering, and subsequ...
by Jon Troutman
December 17th, 2012, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie)
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: TN: 1997 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie)

I had this a couple of months back and couldn't agree more. Quintessential N. Rhone meatiness!
by Jon Troutman
November 17th, 2012, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Primer for Thanksgiving: 2011 Clos de la Roilette Cuvee Tardive
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Primer for Thanksgiving: 2011 Clos de la Roilette Cuvee Tardive

I popped one last night at PDH. A big old wall of acid and tannin. Hold Em if you got Em.
by Jon Troutman
October 30th, 2012, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Smartest Move Wine Spectator Could Make: Talia Baiocchi
Replies: 20
Views: 2943

Re: The Smartest Move Wine Spectator Could Make: Talia Baiocchi

An expert. Worked one harvest 6 years ago in the Piemonte and made cold calls for Italian Wine Merchants. With a resume like that, she is a perfect fit for WS. She can give a fresh, young person's perspective, not clouded by years of relevant experience... She doesn't have Suckling's 29 years of ex...
by Jon Troutman
October 30th, 2012, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1912 Seppelt 100 Year Old Para Liqueur Vintage Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: TN: 1912 Seppelt 100 Year Old Para Liqueur Vintage Tawny

I've been lucky enough to taste both the 1910 and 1911 vintage of this wine. Never before have I tried a wine of such intensity and length. As much as I hate when critics describe a wine with "a finish that goes on for 60+ seconds", tasting this allows for a rare exception to my rule.
by Jon Troutman
October 29th, 2012, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Smartest Move Wine Spectator Could Make: Talia Baiocchi
Replies: 20
Views: 2943

Re: The Smartest Move Wine Spectator Could Make: Talia Baiocchi

Very cool! It's especially interesting to see some early Cali coverage in stark juxtaposition to Laube's voice. Big value-added!
by Jon Troutman
October 27th, 2012, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Beaujolais Decanting Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 969

Re: 2009 Beaujolais Decanting Advice

Echoing what Richard said above, I'd recommend an extended decant on the JP Brun wines. A few bottles over the last 6 months have proven to be pretty closed and unyielding.
by Jon Troutman
October 27th, 2012, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2007 XIX Cabernet Sauvignon by Keyshawn Johnson
Replies: 140
Views: 6022

Re: TN- 2007 XIX Cabernet Sauvignon by Keyshawn Johnson

P.S. Keyshawn, if you ever talk to Gary V. from Wine Library who sells your wine, yank his chain by asking him what he thought of the Jets drafting Sanchez. You can still probably find a clip of him at the draft in the crowd. While your at it can you do anything to get Kiffin to throw the ball down...
by Jon Troutman
October 26th, 2012, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintry Fine Wines in NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Vintry Fine Wines in NY

Reputable store with a reputable guy at the helm in Mike Martin. I assure you that if you reach out directly to him, he'll do right by you.
by Jon Troutman
October 26th, 2012, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Janis Robinson book comming out
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: New Janis Robinson book comming out

I got my copy and it's an absolute beast of a book. You'll understand why it took 4+ years for her to write when you hold it in your hands.
by Jon Troutman
October 19th, 2012, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: Allemand

2007 vintage wines have to be the best I've tasted from the region. Super fresh and open!
by Jon Troutman
October 14th, 2012, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please Help me Navigate this Massive Wine List -- Roscioli Restaurant in Rome
Replies: 56
Views: 2207

Re: Please Help me Navigate this Massive Wine List -- Roscioli Restaurant in Rome

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:...

The idea of trying an '89 Gattinara at less than 50 euro is very appealing to me, but I'll just have to wait and see what food we order.
I had a bottle of this and the 1990 recently, and was really impressed. A very elegant, floral Nebbiolo that is at perfect maturity.
by Jon Troutman
October 11th, 2012, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Food and Wine Winemakers of the Year
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Food and Wine Winemakers of the Year

+1 for Steve and Jill! Try their Refosco if you can get your hands on it...
by Jon Troutman
October 7th, 2012, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Santa Barbara Highlands
Replies: 7
Views: 487

TN: 2010 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Santa Barbara Highlands

From a quality standpoint, the wines are great. But going beyond that, Hardy is just a super good guy, doing something really unique with a great story. I can't think of anyone doing anything even remotely similar, in California or anywhere for that matter. The 2010 reminded me of a hypothetical cro...
by Jon Troutman
September 30th, 2012, 1:35 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 144

SOLD

Wine received upon release and has since been stored in my EuroCave. Buyer to pay for shipping. Free delivery in NYC. Happy to hold if weather is a concern. Both 750 ml.

1 x 2007 Cayuse "Impulsivo" Tempranillo: $60 Pending
1 x 2006 Cayuse "God Only Knows" Grenache: $60 Pending
by Jon Troutman
September 14th, 2012, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great newish store in NYC - Flatiron Wines and Spirits
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: A great newish store in NYC - Flatiron Wines and Spirits

Run by the same folks that own UVA wines in Brooklyn. Manhattan ushers in another great wine shop!
by Jon Troutman
September 6th, 2012, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chablis--Under the radar producers?
Replies: 37
Views: 1812

Re: Chablis--Under the radar producers?

Frank Murray III wrote:Louis Michel (although this name seems to be around more) and also DeMoor, which G2 mentioned above.
Agreed! I don't know that L-M is off anyone's radar screens but the wines rarely get sung their deserved praise.
by Jon Troutman
August 29th, 2012, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Glasses: Does Anyone Sell Individual Glasses????
Replies: 27
Views: 2173

Zalto Glasses: Does Anyone Sell Individual Glasses????

Cristian Dezso wrote:Just as a note, I have tried so many baroli from the Zalto burgundy glass and it always muted the aromas and flavors to such an extent that I gave it away.
can't say I've had this type of experience but I will say that I think the Bordeaux glass has a wide enough base for burg/Nebbiolo
by Jon Troutman
August 4th, 2012, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What`s the best Champagne rose under $100?
Replies: 80
Views: 4030

What`s the best Champagne rose under $100?

Laureate Freres Saignee has to be my top pick

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