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by Markus S
September 23rd, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 77
Views: 3010

Re: From Craft and Curd

Charles Weiss wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 1:09 pm
... Like kissing the neck of a wealthy Frenchman. ...
eeew! TMI!
by Markus S
September 23rd, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other

If your stimulus check is burning a hole in your pocket, I'd say go for it.
by Markus S
September 22nd, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 37
Views: 1171

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

I... Sure, they're knowledgable, but they're completely price uncompetitive in most recent vintages because of their inherently hight cost structure so they've tried to differentiate themselves by going into the niche of selling older vintages sourced from peoples' cellars. High cost structure? And...
by Markus S
September 22nd, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

Re: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine

And here I thought Radical Love Machine was a really bad English translation of Einstürzende Neubauten~
by Markus S
September 22nd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 77
Views: 3010

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Marshall Manning wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 2:03 pm

The Only Bottles Available in the world!"

As if the "Only bottles available in the US" weren't enough...now it's the world!
The World's the limit!
by Markus S
September 22nd, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 77
Views: 3010

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

David_K wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 6:50 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 8:42 pm
Every time an email says “[famous winery]’s neighbor”
For sure - but even better is when it's [famous winery's proprietor's] best friend, or what [famous winery's proprietor] drinks at home.
Or what about The Greek???
by Markus S
September 22nd, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 77
Views: 3010

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

BTW, talking of apostrophes why do both Sotheby’s and Christie’s have them? Same reason Macy's does: We tend to refer to sellers in the possessive. I suspect it's because, when the company name is a surname, we think of it once having been a person's establishment. It has become force of habit, so ...
by Markus S
September 22nd, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1564

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

Probably a blessing in disguise. Of course, when you see sites like "cheapwinescheap", you kinda know what to expect!
by Markus S
September 22nd, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 37
Views: 1171

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

chambers street in NYC just got a nice cache of older ones. https://www.chambersstwines.com/Articles/12852/newsletter I... Sure, they're knowledgable, but they're completely price uncompetitive in most recent vintages because of their inherently hight cost structure so they've tried to differentiat...
by Markus S
September 19th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4169

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

Two points of context for this vintage. Many producers had very, very long malolactic fermentations. Many wines were delayed going to market, and you basically had 08 and 09 back to back (some wines arrived 6 months apart). The other issue is that they were cranky when they arrived, and didn't tast...
by Markus S
September 19th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 2535

Re: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020

Guessing answer is NO but do some winery's have insurance for this kind of thing? Not sure about wineries. But, I would hope the vineyards have crop insurance that covers the winery not purchasing their fruit. In general crop insurance covers crop loss from listed natural issues. ... This is intere...
by Markus S
September 19th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cabernet Franc from NY.
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Cabernet Franc from NY.

Thanks for taking one for the Empire State!
by Markus S
September 19th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Lumpp A Vigne, 2016 Tignanello
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: TNs: 2017 Lumpp A Vigne, 2016 Tignanello

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 3:57 am
I love 17 burgs and generally like to drink young burgs early before they shut down. 16s are gonna a take a minute to be ready, though.
What do you like about the 17's? Can't say I've tasted the vintage yet.
by Markus S
September 19th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10cc
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: 10cc

What's the band got to do with this?
by Markus S
September 18th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The pleasures of barbera in a warm vintage (Burlotto '18)
Replies: 25
Views: 1320

Re: TN: The pleasures of barbera in a warm vintage (Burlotto '18)

J Henson wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 6:43 am
Why are so many people who comment on wine so tiresome?
Welcome to the Boring Club.
by Markus S
September 18th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ordering wine for delivery across the US?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: Ordering wine for delivery across the US?

Ed Baum wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 7:25 am
... for delivery to multiple locations in multiple states in the US for an online tasting...
Are you talking hundreds here...or thousands? If these are "widely available" as you say, couldn't people simply purchase them locally? You would be doing the environment a big service if they could.
by Markus S
September 17th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 59
Views: 4119

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

William Kelley wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 11:22 pm
Markus S wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Had a white Hauts Cote de Nuit at 14% alcohol. Tells you much you need to know.
About tariffs?
Not sure about that, but it tasted ripe. Not looking forward to it's sister red at 14.5%...those comparisons of Burgundy-Barolo might not be that far off!
by Markus S
September 16th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 59
Views: 4119

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

Had a white Hauts Cote de Nuit at 14% alcohol. Tells you much you need to know.
by Markus S
September 16th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge (France, Jura, Côtes du Jura)
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: TN: 2006 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge (France, Jura, Côtes du Jura)

I see you throwing out a lot of geographic descriptors...Burgundy....Barolo...Rhone...
but really, the Jura is its own thing.
by Markus S
September 16th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pesticides in Bordeaux (mostly...) - French article
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Pesticides in Bordeaux (mostly...) - French article

Wouldn't it be comforting to learn that all those First Growths you never could afford were in fact full of toxic chemicals?! Wouldn't it be mind-blowing that the chemicals in these wines affect the taste enough that some of them are part of the profile that makes 100 points wines? Question: are th...
by Markus S
September 15th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pesticides in Bordeaux (mostly...) - French article
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Pesticides in Bordeaux (mostly...) - French article

Gee, business getting around rules they were supposed to abide by....I'm SHOCKED, I tell you, shocked.
by Markus S
September 15th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pernand Vergelesses
Replies: 31
Views: 1812

Re: Pernand Vergelesses

... In so far as what makes Burgundy taste like "Burgundy" is not just about site influence but also about how the primary fruit is complexified (patinating is the word I am increasingly inclined to use, as I think it describes very well what goes on) in the production process, then you can expect ...
by Markus S
September 15th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Carlisle PetiteSirahs '07...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: TN: Three Carlisle PetiteSirahs '07...(short/boring)

13 years is quite young for a Petite Sirah, but you think they won't improve? I still have a 2002 I am waiting on!
by Markus S
September 14th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Bordeaux wines - investigation
Replies: 21
Views: 1533

Re: Vintage Bordeaux wines - investigation

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Paging Monsieur Audoze.
We already know his answer: these are much too young and should be held until the whisper becomes louder. [cheers.gif]
by Markus S
September 14th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jura, Jura and some more Jura
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: TN: Jura, Jura and some more Jura

Mmm...dog food.

I miss Puffeney already. Wish I had set more aside.

Too bad you didn't try Bornard, Macle, or Montbourgeau, as I would have loved to hear your take on them.
by Markus S
September 13th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unlabeled Red Blends
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Unlabeled Red Blends

Taste it and guess? Or let Rudy K have a glass in his cell and see what he thinks - herd he was a master blender?
by Markus S
September 12th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)

Château-Grillet 2006 – 17 – LG17 L’abricot sec, l’amande, et en filigrane, cette forme musquée de violette et de poudre de riz évoquant la joue fripée d’une bisaïeule endimanchée, signalent rapidement le grand viognier (Chéry ?, Vernon ?). Mais la convergence collégiale sur Grillet se dessinera en ...
by Markus S
September 11th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The pleasures of barbera in a warm vintage (Burlotto '18)
Replies: 25
Views: 1320

Re: TN: The pleasures of barbera in a warm vintage (Burlotto '18)

This was great with a tomato-based ragu and, tonight, with Turkish lahmacun ... Growing up I was always told these were Lebanese... Barbera seems to handle extreme ripeness better than other varieties (in the same way that 15% fruiliano seems to work), but still, there's got to be a limit somewhere?
by Markus S
September 11th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 23
Views: 1362

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

Looks like WB is a national security threat.
by Markus S
September 11th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

Ramon C wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 6:12 am
Is La Guiraude a single vineyard?
I don't think so. It is similar to Clos de la Roilette's "Tardive" bottling, a pick of barrels, not of vineyard.
by Markus S
September 11th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit to Château Chalon: not in Bordeaux and not a château
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: Visit to Château Chalon: not in Bordeaux and not a château

Thanks! That video shows what a dramatic location this is. I think anything cream-based is excellent with savignin.
by Markus S
September 10th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 White Burg Premox? Say it ain't so!
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: TN: 2015 White Burg Premox? Say it ain't so!

It ain't so.
And 2015 was a ripe year, so I would expect it to be flabby.
by Markus S
September 10th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project
Replies: 34
Views: 2000

Re: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project

Anything SIX FIGURES is out of my price range!
by Markus S
September 10th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14762

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Usually when somebody says "imminent" it's in relation to a disaster coming 'round the corner....
by Markus S
September 10th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXVII
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXVII

I actually like young wine, there's a different type of challenge than with older wine. My main problem here is that I tend to overfetishize tasting something "new" (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) so I ignore all the wine I already own in my collection. It's a character flaw and my ongoing hope is...
by Markus S
September 9th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 88
Views: 3165

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

HenryB wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 2:43 pm
...how....you can get below retail prices, unless said distributor is giving you a discount because they like you vs the other people they sell to ;-)
Well Premier Cru did this for Years! [cheers.gif]
by Markus S
September 9th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A hodgepodge of old wines (1965-2001)
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: TN: A hodgepodge of old wines (1965-2001)

Those alcohol levels are quaint.
by Markus S
September 8th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

I've always found black pepper in Graillot Crozes (both the reg and Guiraude). Very masculine syrah. Perhaps the Nuits of the Rhone?
by Markus S
September 7th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4169

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

Robert Sand wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Not a great fan of 2008 in red, in opposite to one or another critic.
I often find the acidity pronounced, and the wines lacking in substance.
...
Bingo!
by Markus S
September 5th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing for Italian dinner with limited choices.
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: Wine pairing for Italian dinner with limited choices.

Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, something with some years on it
by Markus S
September 5th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lucky Palace
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Lucky Palace

How lucky is that?!
by Markus S
September 4th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 55
Views: 3033

Re: Benchmark bin sale

Again? Didn't they just have one of these a couple of weeks ago?
by Markus S
September 4th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4985

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Thanks everyone, especially those with notes about how things have or haven't changed. So often, when new wine collectors ask for advice about what to buy or cellar, they hear "be careful, your tastes may change," which is absolutely true, but that just touches the surface of how things can change ...
by Markus S
September 3rd, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 NJ Wholesalers fined big bucks
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: 2 NJ Wholesalers fined big bucks

Well good for them.

Just an idea how much $'s are in booze:
"Each of the 20 retailers agreed to pay a minimum $90,000 in penalties rather than having its license suspended for months."
by Markus S
September 2nd, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: flatiron, D&R
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: PSA: flatiron, D&R

robert creth wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 12:34 pm
Dirty and Rowdy?
Unkempt and Boisterous
by Markus S
September 2nd, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Dutraive Grand Cour Fleurie VV
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: TN: 2019 Dutraive Grand Cour Fleurie VV

hmmm...never had a Dutraive that was volatile; that sounds kinda worrying. I just read a great article that didn't mention Dutraive specifically, but mentioned "Even the greatest of the great producers of Beaujolais" are having a hard time with ripe years like 17 and 18 (I am assuming 19, as well) ...
by Markus S
September 2nd, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Dutraive Grand Cour Fleurie VV
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: TN: 2019 Dutraive Grand Cour Fleurie VV

hmmm...never had a Dutraive that was volatile; that sounds kinda worrying.
by Markus S
September 2nd, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1349

Re: Wines for cellar

... You'll find something you like, and fear that the availability is about to disappear and/or the prices won't be the same, and you'll be tempted to stock up a bunch of it. That's not always wrong, but for the most part, you'll keep discovering good wines and good values, and it's better to resis...

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