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by c fu
August 9th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Want to Trade (DONE)
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Want to Trade or sell Gonon

This is not necessarily a firm offer as I am trying to understand the parameters of your trade “metric”, but would you consider a 2012 Allemand Chaillot and Reynard an equitable trade for the five bottles? I would. Yes. Assuming some basic requirements are covered. I'd want to know what store they ...
by c fu
August 9th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Jamet Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Jamet Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah

sub $30 locally - hard to beat at the price!
by c fu
August 9th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Jamet Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Jamet Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah

I've had the 2013 Jean-Luc Jamet Cote Rotie Les Terrasses, which I think was made a year before he had his own winery. Quite nice although not quite up to the regular Jamet but I'm optimistic (and haven't yet tried later vintages). Apparently, Jean-Luc ended up with more Cote Blonde than Cote Brune...
by c fu
August 9th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 62
Views: 2635

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

10+ years i'll stand em up if they are reds. I've become accustomed to standing up wines a week or two ahead for reds and then double decant at my storage facility. You could also just bring them out from the side and carefully put them in a wine basket as well to serve/double decant. But that's ju...
by c fu
August 9th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which DRC to try
Replies: 59
Views: 3295

Re: Which DRC to try

Fred C wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 5:01 pm
I would go Rousseau Chambertin. Except 98 and 11.

Often more open than DRC even when young and fewer disappointing experiences. Might even save a couple of bucks.
Yeppppppppppp
by c fu
August 8th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 62
Views: 2635

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

+1, a double decant is the best way to miss out on the beautiful and delicate components of older wines. i disagree. I think older wine actually needs air to shine. If it's a well stored wine of high quality, air won't hurt it. All anyone needs is a trip to Berns where they decant pretty much every...
by c fu
August 8th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 62
Views: 2635

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

old wine is like muddy water—dirt in water. Stand the bottle up and the dirt goes to the bottom. Carefully pour off the clean wine. +1, a double decant is the best way to miss out on the beautiful and delicate components of older wines. i disagree. I think older wine actually needs air to shine. If...
by c fu
August 8th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which DRC to try
Replies: 59
Views: 3295

Re: Which DRC to try

Ah, missed that bit, too bad [rofl.gif] and I was hoping to learn your secret source. Damn. There are restaurants in France where you could drink it for 2k or less, but once you factor in the travel you wouldn't be making much of a saving on US retail. and the need to sneak in to france! that'll co...
by c fu
August 7th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 62
Views: 2635

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

10+ years i'll stand em up if they are reds. I've become accustomed to standing up wines a week or two ahead for reds and then double decant at my storage facility. You could also just bring them out from the side and carefully put them in a wine basket as well to serve/double decant. But that's jus...
by c fu
August 7th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 44
Views: 2403

Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

Ok. Cool article. But they're shipping in this heat???!!!!! They must be paying for some expensive cold chain shipping? Also, I agree with Howard. More burgundy threads and maybe we get these guys attention. Maybe we show them William's vineyard videos as the selling point. A lot of the wine is bei...
by c fu
August 6th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1143
Views: 63731

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

And Broken Spanish https://la.eater.com/2020/8/4/21354073/ray-garcia-los-angeles-broken-spanish-closed-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-mexican-downtown I only went once recently, I think February of this year, and the Chef took amazingly good care of us and I was excited to go back. LA citizens - It ...
by c fu
August 6th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1143
Views: 63731

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

This. I've been to places where after a few years it's a new joint. I walk in and notice its the same people. I asked them once, and they flat out said people in LA get bored. So they run with a concept for a couple years, then rebrand etc. It's the same with people here - you throw a party, send o...
by c fu
August 6th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 44
Views: 2403

Re: Baxter Holmes Back on the NBA-Wine Culture Beat

For the most part, McCollum shipped in pinot noir from Oregon, where he is a member at several local wineries, along with the first bottling of his own recently released wine, McCollum Heritage 91, also an Oregon pinot noir. McCollum and Anthony have enjoyed several bottles together, including McCo...
by c fu
August 6th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 44
Views: 2403

Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

My good friend Baxter Holmes wrote a fun article for ESPN about wine drinking in the NBA bubble - he talked to a few serious wine lovers in the bubble including JJ Redick, Josh Hart, CJ McCollum Some fun notes Redick has been introducing Hart to the wonders of Burgundy. Hart is quick to note, though...
by c fu
August 5th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acidification of Pinot Noir
Replies: 45
Views: 2197

Re: Acidification of Pinot Noir

I was told by a prominent California Pinot producer that people like to look to for more traditional wines that 'everyone acidifies'. It's not something everyone is going to want to talk about of course. In France I'm sure you'd be hard pressed to get many to ever admit it. Like most things it's pr...
by c fu
August 5th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1143
Views: 63731

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

And Broken Spanish https://la.eater.com/2020/8/4/21354073/ray-garcia-los-angeles-broken-spanish-closed-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-mexican-downtown I only went once recently, I think February of this year, and the Chef took amazingly good care of us and I was excited to go back. LA citizens - It ...
by c fu
August 5th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 109
Views: 9102

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Interesting about the fixation on weight. Like race bikes, and other things I won’t mention, sometimes light is too light. Light also breaks. I would not have an issue if these glasses were actually a bit heavier and a little bit stiffer. I do feel the bowl sway on aggressive initial swirls. Like t...
by c fu
August 5th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 5226

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

I also personally find it ethically odious to complain about businesses raising corkage by tiny amounts and still allowing BYOB when the people in question are discussing their case purchases of DRC*. Which yes, is relevant. If the occasional $50 village Burgundy was a splurge purchase for that per...
by c fu
August 5th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 5226

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Thank you for your post Nick. Honest question do you know how most of the types of restaurants you are describing are able to survive? Besides the obvious hard work, most buy extremely cheap ingredients. The cheap ingredients come from farms that use pesticides, chemicals and exploit workers. You m...
by c fu
August 5th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 5226

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

I 'somewhat' fear adding another post to this thread.... :) Up top: I personally value the immigrant restaurant experience a heck of a lot more than the luxury restaurant experience. My local Szechuan restaurant was run by a tenacious family who worked themselves to the max for 15 years to produce ...
by c fu
August 4th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 5226

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Let’s just say we might expect a “frequent DRC buyer” to be a little more considerate when restaurants are in existential danger. But feel free to keep digging. So glad the Underprivileged Middle Class have you and Greg to be their Arbitor of Equity and Justice. [worship.gif] I guess we all should ...
by c fu
August 4th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 5226

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

at this point i'm just happy if a restaurant will allow you to open wine.
by c fu
August 4th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 109
Views: 9102

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Another shout out and thanks to David for incredible customer service. Ordered 8 on Wednesday directly from David as a gift for a wedding shower tomorrow, arrived today ready for wrapping. Kind, generous and fast. Of course, I've yet to see or try them but my expectations are high based on this thr...
by c fu
August 3rd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3100

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 1:54 am
Cool interview! Fun to hear a little behind-the-scenes stuff about Berserkers, and literally LOL'd @ "Is he a dick in real life?" line. [rofl.gif]
it's not me it's you [snort.gif] [snort.gif]
by c fu
August 2nd, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Patina in LA closing
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Patina in LA closing

I never really understood how Patina survived without help from the LA music center. We used to go fairly regularly for wine dinners and it was almost always empty unless it was a concert night. Even then it was 1-2 turns. Unfortunate, have had very good meals there
by c fu
August 2nd, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 120
Views: 6090

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

really sucks for sellers. Could have pocketed a couple more increments on some wines
by c fu
August 1st, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5501

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Ok Buzz, since you broke the ice, I’ll go next and admit it even if I felt like the neighborhood leper. Yep, I had it, too. Got it about five weeks ago. Still don’t know how, don’t know a single person that has had it. Manifested as a low grade flu, some fatigue and body aches. Never got a fever ex...
by c fu
July 31st, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Is The 2016 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?
Replies: 13
Views: 981

Re: Where Is The 2016 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?

Josh Grossman wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 8:49 am
David_K wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 7:52 am
Sorry. Fu drank it all already.
Corrected that for you
you don't sample a bottle early on of things you get a case of? flirtysmile
by c fu
July 31st, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps
Replies: 32
Views: 1924

Re: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps

Just an FYI - shipped a case of rose Fed Ex Ground to Chicago on Wednesday with an ice pack per the customer's request and it arrived today - with the wine still cool to the touch. Cheers. It only took two days fedex ground from SBC to Chicago? Normally takes me a week to get wine from Chicago and ...
by c fu
July 31st, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1714

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

While PYCM is by far my favorite producer of white burgundy, I've always been 1.) too eager to let them wait for more than a few years 2.) playing mainly with the St. Aubins, PV, and maybe a Meursault or two. I've also been a bit worried, likely foolishly, that with age, the hallmark reduction/flin...
by c fu
July 30th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Allemand Reynard just sold for $378+tax at K&L
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: 2008 Allemand Reynard just sold for $378+tax at K&L

Charlie, did he make sans soufre in 2003? he did not. Thanks. Wondering which 2003 that Winebid currently has is. No designation. Just Cornas. in 2002 and 2003 he didn't bottle anything but a straight cornas. The SS bottles are pinkish red in color with flowery lettering, they don't look anything l...
by c fu
July 30th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Allemand Reynard just sold for $378+tax at K&L
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: 2008 Allemand Reynard just sold for $378+tax at K&L

MikeL238 wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 7:20 am
c fu wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 2:45 pm
MikeL238 wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Out of curiosity, are Reynards really that much better than Chaillots?
early on yes, i think with age it narrows a bit but reynard is still da champ
Charlie, did he make sans soufre in 2003?
he did not.
by c fu
July 30th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3081

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

I still don't have a rice cooker at home (i eat rice maybe once every couple of weeks.. maybe), but i've been making rice with the instant pot for the last two years and it makes killer rice. Highly recommend trying. Agreed - we've been using a Zojirushi for years, switched to the Instant Pot becau...
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1714

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Premox is spreading to the Loire?
I'd say it's been there, just people don't age them long enough typically to see it. I've had advanced btls of Rougeard Breze too
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1714

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 5:05 pm
What is PYCM’s track record like on premox
very good
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1714

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

jason stein wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Kirk.Grant wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 3:52 pm
I love the wines...but I'm drinking all the Guiberteau wines within a year now. I have one 2014 PYCM St Aubin I'm hoping will show well later in life.
You've had issues with Guiberteau?
big time issues with guiberteau. got rid of all my older btls.
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps
Replies: 32
Views: 1924

Re: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps

I deleted the thread as the original poster didn't seem to have much interest in correcting his original post on his error But for other purposes - cold chain isn't an adequate solution as the final trip from the warehouse to the delivery location is not in a refrigerated truck. My worry is almost ...
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps
Replies: 32
Views: 1924

Re: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps

I deleted the thread as the original poster didn't seem to have much interest in correcting his original post on his error But for other purposes - cold chain isn't an adequate solution as the final trip from the warehouse to the delivery location is not in a refrigerated truck. My worry is almost n...
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3081

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

I've tried rice in the InstantPot, and honestly, I like my rice cooker rice better. And between pressuring up and down, it's really just about as fast in the rice cooker. the issue with the instantpot if you have to cook rice in quantity. If you just do one cup it kinda sucks. If you do 2.5+ cups i...
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????
Replies: 53
Views: 1789

Re: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????

Room temp is too warm to me. But room temp in my house is like 78F. lol Wow, that’s hot. And not the kind of hot that I like. I prefer the house at 72, wifey prefers it at 68-70. I guess that keeps my shirt on. And even then that’s way too warm for red wine! I prefer most of my reds at cellar temps...
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Allemand Reynard just sold for $378+tax at K&L
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: 2008 Allemand Reynard just sold for $378+tax at K&L

MikeL238 wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Out of curiosity, are Reynards really that much better than Chaillots?
early on yes, i think with age it narrows a bit but reynard is still da champ
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Halcon 2018s
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Re: Halcon 2018s

Curtis Chen wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Popping an '18 Alturas this weekend. Thanks for the impressions! Great to see William is a fan, as well!
lots of air!
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3081

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

I still don't have a rice cooker at home (i eat rice maybe once every couple of weeks.. maybe), but i've been making rice with the instant pot for the last two years and it makes killer rice. Highly recommend trying.
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????
Replies: 53
Views: 1789

Re: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????

Room temp is too warm to me. But room temp in my house is like 78F. lol
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is charcoal in short supply?
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: Is charcoal in short supply?

I really like the KJ and it's on sale at Costco for a few more days: https://www.costco.com/kamado-joe-lump-charcoal-20lb%2c-4-pack.product.100482227.html I think Rockwood is also very good. Same for Wicked Good WW, but haven't used it in more than 5 years and I've heard it is no longer as good. Ro...
by c fu
July 29th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Legality of buying wine privately?
Replies: 26
Views: 2175

Re: Legality of buying wine privately?

John Morris wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 8:46 am
Where is Nathan Smyth to warn us that we’ll all spend the rest of our lives in the state pen if we so much as think about buying/selling privately?
i came here to post that. damn

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