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by Markus S
January 17th, 2021, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 6985

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

Like the Energizer bunny...still going, from around late summer of last year until (hopefully) this summer. [highfive.gif]
by Markus S
January 16th, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's Biggest Wine Lovers
Replies: 34
Views: 1429

Re: The World's Biggest Wine Lovers

Also, quality wine over here is extremely inexpensive. 5€ is a premium bottle for the average consumer (and even for the 'wine lover' there are countless serviceable daily drinkers in that price range). When I told my parents it’s hard to find anything drinkable under $10 in the US they just about ...
by Markus S
January 14th, 2021, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Has Gone Berserko...
Replies: 43
Views: 3166

Re: UPS Has Gone Berserko...

So I just talked to a Service Rep (a real person). She advises me the package in Monroe Township NJ is out for delivery and will be delivered today to me in White Rock NM. Uhhhh.....sure!! And her accent was so thick I could barely understand her. The UPS shipping saga continues. Tom You lucky sod:...
by Markus S
January 13th, 2021, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Politics
Replies: 18
Views: 1514

Re: Wine and Politics

How so? I don't understand...
by Markus S
January 12th, 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4152

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Kelly Walker wrote: January 12th, 2021, 3:25 pm
Markus S wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 8:02 am
Otto Forsberg wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 6:08 am

Years ago - vintages of 2015? Is this "years ago" like two years ago?
Time is a great distorter. For some of us more distorted than others.
Ha Ha. 2005
ah, there 'ya go! [cheers.gif]
by Markus S
January 12th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Has Gone Berserko...
Replies: 43
Views: 3166

Re: UPS Has Gone Berserko...

I’ve had a lot of the problems mentioned in this thread, and would not that one of the big issues seems to be that both FedEx and UPS have added contract drivers (and one would assume warehouse workers as well). ... I don't think it's simply the drivers. A lot of things added up to cause this: slow...
by Markus S
January 12th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help Me Plan Infanticide (Valentini, Pegau, Cosme)
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Help Me Plan Infanticide (Valentini, Pegau, Cosme)

I would save the Valentini for last, as those need a few years to come together to integrate the sulfur better. They can also go 10+ years depending on vintage (a 2001 last year at 19 years of age was YOUNG). Pegau in its youth can always be fun and exciting as would be the Cosme.
by Markus S
January 12th, 2021, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone had this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: Anyone had this?

Surprised you are asking about a non-Burgundian wine. I've never been a fan of teran in general so would probably not seek it out.
by Markus S
January 12th, 2021, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2256

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

JonathanG wrote: January 10th, 2021, 7:48 pm Doesn't this thread belong in the asylum?
Exactly. Nothing about wine in here.
by Markus S
January 11th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2741

Re: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

Not too stunned I hadn't heard of it, as it is Cali cab, something I really do not drink.
But how to pronounce it?

ACK-sen-doh
A-CHEN-doh
Ass-sen-doh
by Markus S
January 11th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9020

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

Yet another tragedy involving guns. So sad...and stupid. Chloe, I've never met your uncle but only know him from the interwebs and these forums...I think he was a big contributor to the West Coast Wine Network back before Wineberserkers and he always seemed like a nice, decent man. He will be missed...
by Markus S
January 11th, 2021, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?
Replies: 43
Views: 2146

Re: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?

Well Bueker's got what he claims is a glacial cellar, so you might want to page him. I assume wines would tend to age at a very slow pace.
by Markus S
January 9th, 2021, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order from NY to ship to CA?
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Order from NY to ship to CA?

YLee wrote: January 9th, 2021, 1:52 pm Are you guys talking about EmpireWine.com or Empire State of wine (French owner)?

Marcus S' comment above makes me wonder a bit on which store.
You're correct, I was thinking of Empire wine in the Albany area. I know nothing about the other one.
by Markus S
January 9th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order from NY to ship to CA?
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Order from NY to ship to CA?

Empire is fine, and a very large part of their business is shipped' If you are ever in the area on the way to the Adirondacks or the Hudson River Valley, the order-ahead-pick-up service is excellent.
by Markus S
January 9th, 2021, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 6985

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

AD Northup wrote: January 8th, 2021, 8:01 am So far I have only bought wine on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th
What happened to the 5th and 6th?? [scratch.gif]
by Markus S
January 8th, 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2542

Re: First Date Wines

I don’t recall alcohol ever being involved in a first date. Makes for a more “sobering” experience.
by Markus S
January 7th, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?
Replies: 36
Views: 1673

Re: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?

No, you don't drink labels, but since other people Do care about it when it graces their table, I'd ask for 50% off. [cheers.gif]
by Markus S
January 6th, 2021, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine-searcher.com the last word on search?
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Re: Is wine-searcher.com the last word on search?

Boots-on-the-ground always works best! Sometimes a wine just won't show up on WS and you need to do some detective work.
by Markus S
January 6th, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 6985

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

I think we should GRAPH these results. Could be illuminating showing the lack of willpower on this board.
by Markus S
January 6th, 2021, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Primitivo sub $30
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Best Primitivo sub $30

Haven't had the recent vintages, but liked the Fatalone primitivo that Astor sells. They have an oaked one for around $15 and a riserva for over $20.
by Markus S
January 6th, 2021, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What will the future's mature wines be like?
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: What will the future's mature wines be like?

Good question and...I don't know. I think some wines will be ready sooner, like nebbiolo-based wines. I'd like to think Rioja will always age in its own idiosyncratic way, that is, rather timeless. Bordeaux seems more charming throughout it's life now instead of some really harsh periods it used to ...
by Markus S
January 5th, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 5611

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Officially started today. Also my January eating routine: 11 am - 7 pm, basically a lot of green vegetables, oils, nuts, animal protein, some fruits and 80 oz of water. Lotsa beets, asparagus, fermented foods. Very few starches, dairy or soy. I would normally have specific exercise goals this month...
by Markus S
January 5th, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xinomavro, Mencia, Nerello Mascalese, ???????
Replies: 51
Views: 1612

Re: Xinomavro, Mencia, Nerello Mascalese, ???????

Many of the mencia wines I've had and enjoyed, whether from RS or Bierzo, have an exceptional (that is, unusual in the body of red wines I drink) quality to them that I will describe as some combination of "freshness" or "juiciness," which probably isn't descriptive to others bu...
by Markus S
January 5th, 2021, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cantemerle
Replies: 31
Views: 1817

Re: Cantemerle

Agree with Robert: the 2010 is singing right now.
by Markus S
January 4th, 2021, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Others Don't...Chap 37
Replies: 27
Views: 2061

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Others Don't...Chap 37

I don't know if it would pay off, and the answer certainly varies from one particular winery to the next, but it seems like you could get an independent contractor (e.g. stay at home parent, someone looking to add something onto their primary job, retiree, young person interested in a little work a...
by Markus S
January 4th, 2021, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Others Don't...Chap 37
Replies: 27
Views: 2061

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Others Don't...Chap 37

Sometimes people/companies think those that try to make a strong connection with them are either psychopaths or stalkers, and tend to ignore those that fall off the bell curve. I suppose being nice and enamored should be a positive, but sometimes others take this the wrong way.
by Markus S
January 4th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC retailer shipping policies
Replies: 20
Views: 903

Re: NYC retailer shipping policies

Gee, stores NYC stores that do not like to hold wine and auto-insurance added...sounds like Zachys.
by Markus S
January 4th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xinomavro, Mencia, Nerello Mascalese, ???????
Replies: 51
Views: 1612

Re: Xinomavro, Mencia, Nerello Mascalese, ???????

Commonalities? None by taste, but geographically they all come from Mediterranean countries, so would tend to have a sunny disposition :) Tongue-in-cheek, I know, but a good excuse to go into some level of detail on this... Sure, Sicily is right in the middle of the Mediterranean, but the climate a...
by Markus S
January 4th, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1560
Views: 98987

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Steve Gautier wrote: December 31st, 2020, 5:23 am Since the Bloomberg article was behind a paywall, not sure if this is new info or not.

At least this levels the playing field... :-P
by Markus S
January 4th, 2021, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2041

Re: Consumption in 2020

Down, by choice.
by Markus S
January 4th, 2021, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xinomavro, Mencia, Nerello Mascalese, ???????
Replies: 51
Views: 1612

Re: Xinomavro, Mencia, Nerello Mascalese, ???????

I agree on the Nebbiolo comparison with xinomavro (I made the comparison above before seeing your reply) and that NM is quite distinctive. I do find mencia hard to nail down. You mention pinot and gamay, I've also heard it being compared with syrah. Commonalities? None by taste, but geographically ...
by Markus S
January 3rd, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXXVI
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXXVI

Marc_Hanes wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 5:24 pm '''at least I can go to my grave knowing I have tried an Australian Assyrtiko.
Ah, there's comfort in that.
by Markus S
January 3rd, 2021, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5722

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

Otto Forsberg wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 2:43 am ...
But even if I drink 1000-2000 wines a year...
You ARE a human tasting machine!
by Markus S
January 2nd, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 6985

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

Ken Strauss wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 6:56 pm Some of the best sales are right now and will be in the coming days!
Not sure what the market is in Florida, but I'm not seeing any deals on either side of the coasts. With wine sales increasing 30% due to the pandemic I'm not sure there is any incentive to lower prices.
by Markus S
January 2nd, 2021, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 28
Views: 2840

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

Mark Golodetz wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 7:13 am This is where it gets weird. He has been a die hard Bills fan ever since.
Smart man.
by Markus S
January 2nd, 2021, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 6985

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

Probably through summer.
by Markus S
January 2nd, 2021, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Attilio Contini Barrile Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: TN: 2001 Attilio Contini Barrile Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

Wonder if this producer is related to the Contini winery on Sardegna? They are famous for their Vernaccia di Oristano.
by Markus S
January 2nd, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Banyuls: what do you all think
Replies: 21
Views: 840

Re: Banyuls: what do you all think

Love Banyuls but somewhat difficult to find. Never had one as old as your having.
by Markus S
January 2nd, 2021, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guess the wine & critic
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Guess the wine & critic

alan weinberg wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 9:22 am
larry schaffer wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 9:15 am
That would be my guess as well - perhaps RMP . . .
not nearly enough adjectives for RMP
So true, as "liquid viagra" is nowhere to be seen not the use of any French words to describe common things (e.g. paine grille)!
by Markus S
January 2nd, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you want to try in 2021????
Replies: 100
Views: 3457

Re: What do you want to try in 2021????

No desiring...no suffering.
But if a touch of La Tache would happen to fall in my glass, I would not dump it out.
by Markus S
January 2nd, 2021, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di S. Niccolò Toscana IGT
Replies: 16
Views: 1120

Re: TN: 2016 Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di S. Niccolò Toscana IGT

I remember a bottle of the 1985 which was very good at 10 years old.
by Markus S
January 2nd, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4152

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Put me down as an unabashed Allemand fan-boy. Had my first experience back when Cornas as a whole was considered French hillbilly juice. Years ago my friend Kevin and I popped into Willi's Wine Bar in Paris. Saw that they had Allemand on the list. Asked the girl behind the bar which wines they had ...
by Markus S
January 1st, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2639

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

RyanC wrote: January 1st, 2021, 7:09 pm Foillard Beaujolais (any of them)

Sandlands (almost any of them)

Dirty & Rowdy (ditto)
No brainers, all of them. I would add any poulsards you can find. Used to like Puffeney, but he sold the winery.
by Markus S
January 1st, 2021, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guess the wine & critic
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Guess the wine & critic

Been cleaning up an old paper stash and came across this: "First year and hell of a wine. Like Vintage Port. Perhaps slightly overdone, but impressive.... A modern interpretation of an ancient style of wine. Don't ask the price, which will be out of this world." JS - Chateau Bellvue-Mondot...
by Markus S
January 1st, 2021, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3595

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

Brian Tuite wrote: January 1st, 2021, 6:11 am Helped to sooth my sore throat but unfortunately could not remove the bad taste left behind by 2020.
We'll need strong mouthwash to rid the taste of 2020 out of our systems. deadhorse
by Markus S
January 1st, 2021, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3595

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

Paul Miller wrote: December 31st, 2020, 5:48 pm
Paul Miller wrote: December 31st, 2020, 4:32 pm Started with a Mawbry sparkling cider. Now onto...

2011 Cirq, Pinot, Treehouse
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Are those plantain chips? They look good.
by Markus S
January 1st, 2021, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4152

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote: December 31st, 2020, 9:38 pm I had an 05 Reynard about 6 months ago and it was... underwhelming. Reminded me of Jasmin. Good stuff but not mind-blowing.
Surprised by this. 05 Jasmin was nice, delicate wine. A recent Chaillot 05 was not kind and certainly glad I didn't have more bottles.
by Markus S
January 1st, 2021, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5722

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

Joseph Grassa wrote: January 1st, 2021, 6:14 am ... Drinking really well all the time makes us more fragile and enjoy what we have less.
It certainly does. Choice spoils us.
by Markus S
December 31st, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1747
Views: 124399

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2002 Dry Creek Petite Sirah....kickin'. [snort.gif]
by Markus S
December 31st, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"
Replies: 46
Views: 3671

Re: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"

Not a single sparkling bottle all year. Guess if you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem? [grin.gif]

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