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Re: So what have you bought lately?

I haven't bought anything from PC in at least 5 years.
by JimHow
on Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:07 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 16
Views: 185

Yet another reason to love Chasse Spleen.

My goal is to read Proust in French next summer but my French is very weak.
I have no idea what this English translation on the back of the 2010 Chasse Spleen means, Alex or somebody, can you enlighten me?
It's awesome, though, nothing slick here, this is old school, I love it!
by JimHow
on Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Yet another reason to love Chasse Spleen.
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: So what have you bought lately?

This weekend I bought four bottles of 2012 Jadot Clos des Ursules, and one bottle each of 2012 Jadot Corton Greves and 2012 Jadot Corton Pougets.
by JimHow
on Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 16
Views: 185

Re: Any one had Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard

That 2009 La Fleur de Bouard was splendid. I have one bottle of the 2010 that I've been tempted to uncork ITNOS.
by JimHow
on Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:34 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Any one had Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Long rant: Berns in Tampa

Fun read indeed.
Why are people not allowed to talk about the Berns wines on line?
by JimHow
on Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Long rant: Berns in Tampa
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Is Pontet Canet overrated?

I'm just asking.
by JimHow
on Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is Pontet Canet overrated?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Have there been any great Bordeaux wines since 1989?

It seems like there is nothing that has matched the heights in character, uniqueness and quality since the golden decade of the 1980s. Oh, sure, winemaking has "improved" and more "quality" is being produced across the board. But it doesn't seem like those big, age worthy, comple...
by JimHow
on Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Have there been any great Bordeaux wines since 1989?
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Various Nebbiolos at Riverpark

Spartacus-like, I'm real close to becoming a (part-time) New Yorker, Jacques, we'll have to drink some fine northern Mefics soon to celebrate!
by JimHow
on Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Various Nebbiolos at Riverpark
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Is a bottle of wine fattening?

I hope you're getting your health back Stuart.

Sounds like wine is fattening.

So it sounds like the French Paradox is moderation?
by JimHow
on Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is a bottle of wine fattening?
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

I like my Bordeaux young, Carlos.
I also like it aged.
This was more in the name of science, to try to extrapolate how 2010 Chasse Spleen might age over the next 20 years.
It passed the grade, I'm going to get a case at $35 per bottle.
by JimHow
on Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: Is a bottle of wine fattening?

So it sounds like wine is fattening.
I remember Stuart once saying that wine is not fattening.
Why are the French so thin?
by JimHow
on Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:34 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is a bottle of wine fattening?
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Is a bottle of wine fattening?

Only 7,451 steps today per my iPhone app, well short of the recommended minimum 10,000. That's 3.3 miles over 1:22 hours of walking. So.... Not that I'm going to drink a whole bottle of 2009 Clos Lunelles tonight. But if I were.... My pork chop has 239 calories, 143 from fat. The French beans have 3...
by JimHow
on Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is a bottle of wine fattening?
Replies: 11
Views: 141

Re: BWE Archive?

Ha thanks for reading it, Michael P!
Sadly, most of the story is based on true events!

Some of my recent cases in the past year have been stranger than fiction!
by JimHow
on Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Archive?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: 96 Lynch Bages Showing Its Stuff

I'm afraid to crack open my case, otherwise I will drink them all in a few months.
by JimHow
on Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 96 Lynch Bages Showing Its Stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

I split it with my father and brother, but I tasted enough of it to know it is a JimHow kind o wine.
I'll pick up a case in the Big Apple this weekend!
by JimHow
on Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:42 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

Because of global warming, is St. Estephe the appellation of the future?
by JimHow
on Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

Yes, I'm just getting feeling back in my jaw now some three hours later.
Definitely a JimHow kind of wine.
by JimHow
on Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

It will age like a Meyney and Calon Segur.
by JimHow
on Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:33 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

I'm going to buy a case at $35 per bottle.
This wine will age for 40 years, I'll be drinking it when I'm 95.
by JimHow
on Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

Mmmm very nice with the whoopie pie.
Mmm! I know how much Nicola likes Medoc + whoopie.
by JimHow
on Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

I've been drinking this big boy for an hour now, coaxing, swirling.
Finally a little bit of spice on the nose.
by JimHow
on Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

Indeed, Gary, I think this is going to be like one of those 86 or 89s.
It will develop at a glacial pace.
by JimHow
on Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

I'm no fan of Puig but I think Mattingly is making a mistake in benching him.
You gotta bring to the dance the one who got you there... or something like that.
What s great post season this year!
Go O's!
by JimHow
on Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

Still trying to work some kinks out of my iPhone after that ios8 "upgrade."
Got an app that counts my steps, perfect for my OCD.
Yesterday I took 10,377 steps.
Today only 6,163 so far.
by JimHow
on Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

Monolithic, as someone might say.
Trying to coax some flavor out of it.
Calon-Segur-like?
by JimHow
on Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

15 minutes in, this wine still shut tight.
I mean, you know me, I like my wines reserved, but....
by JimHow
on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?

Not showing much at the outset.
Liked this the one time I tried it, a few months back.
Revisiting it to assess whether to buy a case.
by JimHow
on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen revisited... A JimHow kind of wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 147

Re: BWE France '15: Week of May 18, 2015.

Join us Carlos!
by JimHow
on Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:36 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15: Week of May 18, 2015.
Replies: 24
Views: 426

Re: 2014 vintage - it's looking good!

We've had a spectacular weekend weather-wise in Maine.
In fact there was something on the internet that declared Lewiston, Maine, as having the best weather in the world on Friday afternoon.
Maine, the Pine Tree State, how we love you so....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN183PdfTYg
by JimHow
on Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2014 vintage - it's looking good!
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: BWE France '15

Sounds like the week of May 18th is the week of BWE France '15!
by JimHow
on Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:16 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15: Week of May 18, 2015.
Replies: 24
Views: 426

Re: BWE France '15

So it's the week of May 18th?
Does that work for you Stefan?
by JimHow
on Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15: Week of May 18, 2015.
Replies: 24
Views: 426

Re: BWE France '15

My only request is to visit Lynch Bages and Pontet Canet.
And as Mr. Vino asked earlier, it would be good to have the option of not going for the whole week.
I'm planning on going for the whole week but the vicissitudes of life may work against that.
by JimHow
on Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15: Week of May 18, 2015.
Replies: 24
Views: 426

Re: M&D Fine Wines in NJ...

Two thumbs up on the service from M&D Wines in NJ.
Easy, prompt service, got some 2010 Fleur Cardinale, Haut Bergey, and La Fleur de Bouard at great prices.
by JimHow
on Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:50 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: M&D Fine Wines in NJ...
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: BWE France '15

Just a rough count, not holding anyone to it: Stefan and Lucie.... 2 Tom & Gail...... 2 Jim +1....... 2 Danny & Danielle.... 2 Comte +1.... 2 Alex +1.... 2 Timmy +1.... 2 MichaelP + Nalan...... 2 Danny's brother (+1?)..... 2 Jim's lawyer friends Tony & Jennifer (lurkers) 2 Total: 20 Who ...
by JimHow
on Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:47 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15: Week of May 18, 2015.
Replies: 24
Views: 426

Re: BWE France '15

I'm going to defer to Timmy/Alex/Comte on the dates.
Stefan says earlier in the month.
How does the second week of May work out for everyone?
by JimHow
on Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:39 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15: Week of May 18, 2015.
Replies: 24
Views: 426

Re: BWE SF - proposed gathering with Jonathan-P

He's a good man. I always liked JonathanP.
Is he still in Asia these days?
by JimHow
on Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:38 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF - proposed gathering with Jonathan-P
Replies: 16
Views: 279

Re: 2010 La Vielle Cure has been uncorked.

Not that long ago (10 years ago) we could get Duhart and Sociando for $25.
Now for that price we're stuck with La Vielle Cure...
by JimHow
on Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 La Vielle Cure has been uncorked.
Replies: 5
Views: 186

BWE France '15: Week of May 18, 2015.

I've been out of the loop. This is my understanding of where we are at: 1. Timmy, Comte and Alex are willing and able to take the lead in organizing across the pond. 2. Stefan and Tom are willing to work on things here in the U.S., collect money, etc. 3. My assignment is to call Jeff Leve to see if ...
by JimHow
on Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15: Week of May 18, 2015.
Replies: 24
Views: 426

Re: 89 Lynch for BD?

I'm not giving up on it, Danny, I just can't take much of a role in the planning.
I say we go third week of May.
by JimHow
on Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 89 Lynch for BD?
Replies: 18
Views: 358

Re: 2010 La Vielle Cure has been uncorked.

It's okay, but it's not Bordeaux.
For $25 it's okay, but 1996 or 2002 Duhart Milon or Leoville Poyferre it is not.
by JimHow
on Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 La Vielle Cure has been uncorked.
Replies: 5
Views: 186
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