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Re: Prices plunge as China turns sour on top Bordeaux

It will be amusing to see what this does to the price of DRC. Too bad Austrailian wines haven't become the 'it' wine for the Asian markets.
by michael
on Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Prices plunge as China turns sour on top Bordeaux
Replies: 15
Views: 963

TN: 2000 Château Marquis de Terme (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

A nice surprise from last night. Ah, to remember back to when I could buy decent 4th or 5th growths for less than $30. I bought a single bottle of this at release merely to check this estate's name off the list of the Medoc's classified growths I've tried. Now I wish I had bought a few more. ⋅&...
by michael
on Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Marquis de Terme (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

It's very ready to go, although I don't think it'll be declining anytime soon either. A bottle had about two years ago showed had an almost identicle tasting note. Perhaps of note though is that the corks on these last two bottles were more saturated than I might expect for a wine this age.
by michael
on Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:24 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 4
Views: 229

TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

It's been a while since I've posted anything on this site let alone a tasting note. Mostly this is because with now two little ones running around the house, we just drink less wine. Erika and I did break out this lovely wine for our anniversary though and I thought it interesting enough to share. &...
by michael
on Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:46 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Favorite Super Bowl commercial?

I liked the VW commercial featuring the kid as Darth Vader. Growing up with Star Wars, it was hard not to feel nostalgic about running around trying to use the Force on things.
by michael
on Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:21 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Favorite Super Bowl commercial?
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: What are you buying these days? Me: Not much....

My Bordeaux buying has been way down as well the last few years. Living here in the heart of Washington's wine country has certainly offered many more local options for my wine buying dollars. There was a time, back in the early 2000's when Bordeaux was an excellent value. I remember picking up bott...
by michael
on Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What are you buying these days? Me: Not much....
Replies: 35
Views: 2753

Re: The Wine Spectator article on wine counterfeiting

Does the capsule serve any real purpose? wouldn't we be better off with bottles that left the cork exposed such that it could be seen through the glass like on those sub $10 Mondavi bottles?
by michael
on Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Wine Spectator article on wine counterfeiting
Replies: 39
Views: 3076

Re: Thanksgiving wines including 1978 La Mission Haut Brion

I had a couple bottles of the 78 Ducru about 5 years ago. I thought it was good but didn't have much time left before decline. 78 LLC had maybe 3 years ago was in similar shape. I also remember having a 78 Palmer about that same time frame that was better, but it came straight from the chateau. I'm ...
by michael
on Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving wines including 1978 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: The Wine Spectator article on wine counterfeiting

I enjoyed the article. It seems like the auction houses could have done a better job vetting some of these wines, particularly, checking with producers to see if any of the wine had actually been produced in a certain vintage. I imagine this is a big issue for the major auction houses, certainly big...
by michael
on Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Wine Spectator article on wine counterfeiting
Replies: 39
Views: 3076

Thanksgiving wines including 1978 La Mission Haut Brion

Some briefs notes on wines from Thanksgiving. Glad the 78 La Mission showed well. Tawny ports are really growing on me, I'd love to give a 30 or 40 year example a shot. * N.V. Gruet Brut Rosé - USA, New Mexico (11/26/2009) Very pink color with quite a bit of fizz/bubbles. Strong raspberry notes on t...
by michael
on Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving wines including 1978 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 2
Views: 162

How the internet is changing wine criticisim

Saw this article on Slate today (http://www.slate.com/id/2229518/pagenum/all/#p2) as validation of what I've been thinking for a while now. The internet is weakening the influence of the "famous wine critic" role. Since the 90's the number of regions producing top flight wine has expanded ...
by michael
on Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How the internet is changing wine criticisim
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Re: $1m wine book

I'd make some crack about a fool and their money, or there being a sucker born every minute, but really anyone who has the means to seriously consider spending $1m on a book, is probably neither a sucker nor a fool... Certainly you could argue there are plenty of other things which might deliver bet...
by michael
on Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: $1m wine book
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Lagrange 1996 available for $55

That's an excellent price!
by michael
on Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Lagrange 1996 available for $55
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Is Mark Squires being forthcoming?

Robert Parker is 61 years old. Other people are waiting in the wings to take over. And I predict that no one will ever again hold the same sway, because we now communicate in a very different way. There is *feedback* and we don't have to live under anyone's dictatorship, benevolent or otherwise ;-)...
by michael
on Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is Mark Squires being forthcoming?
Replies: 157
Views: 11372

Re: I have re-subscribed to Wine Spectator

I resubscribed to WS after a long hiatus this year as well. I had almost forgotten how nice the photos were :) I'm finding the articles on travel and celebrities as annoying as ever, but the number of reviews published is hefty.
by michael
on Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: I have re-subscribed to Wine Spectator
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: TN '97 Montelena, '99 Verite La Muse, '96 Spring Mtn, etc.

Thanks for the notes. I had a 1998 Vérité La Joie a while back that was really quite nice as well.
by michael
on Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN '97 Montelena, '99 Verite La Muse, '96 Spring Mtn, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: 04 Sociando Mallet $240 case

Wow, I haven't seen prices that good on SM in a very long time. Hopefully this is a trend and not a fluke.
by michael
on Tue May 05, 2009 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 04 Sociando Mallet $240 case
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: VLT to Commemorate the NEW BWE

Are we still looking at the 17th? I've got a bottle ready to go...
by michael
on Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: VLT to Commemorate the NEW BWE
Replies: 44
Views: 3630

Re: VLT to Commemorate the NEW BWE

I'm curious about this too.
by michael
on Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: VLT to Commemorate the NEW BWE
Replies: 44
Views: 3630

Re: 2006 Bordeaux-- Where the rubber hits the road?

Given the state of the world economy, it's hard to imagine less than 2000/2005 quality vintages selling very well today. I've got to think that both 06 and 07 will be slow sellers and are likely to be offered at substantial discounts down the road. Other than buying a rare wine early to ensure stora...
by michael
on Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2006 Bordeaux-- Where the rubber hits the road?
Replies: 17
Views: 1162

Re: TN Archive?

If it's what you're looking for, the ancient TN archive can still be found here http://mikecase.net/wine/Home.asp
by michael
on Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN Archive?
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Old BWE search index

That's awesome. Thanks Billo
by michael
on Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Old BWE search index
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Say Goodbye to Hollywood

It does appear as though all messages and photos made it to Multiply (although I can't find my link to it anymore). Given that it's all over there now there's still a good chance it can be extracted.
by michael
on Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: VLT to Commemorate the NEW BWE

I could do either date, but the 10th would be better for me. I have both vintages ready to go.
by michael
on Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: VLT to Commemorate the NEW BWE
Replies: 44
Views: 3630

Re: "Jump To" box?

I'll second the idea.
by michael
on Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: "Jump To" box?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Today's Premier Cru sale: Has the crash begun?

It's good to see the prices coming back down to earth. Maybe the days of $30 Lynch and GPL are coming back again :)
by michael
on Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Today's Premier Cru sale: Has the crash begun?
Replies: 15
Views: 982

Re: Bloomberg's article on 2006 Bordeaux

Hey with a pocket full of TARP funded bonus, the prices might not looks so bad.
by michael
on Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Bloomberg's article on 2006 Bordeaux
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Private messages

same story here
by michael
on Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Private messages
Replies: 8
Views: 441

TN: TNs from the holidays... 99 Lynch, 05 Quilceda, 99 d'Armailhac, and others

Thought I'd try posting from CT. Here's a smattering of notes from over the holidays. ⋅  1998 Vérité La Joie - USA, California, Sonoma County (1/4/2009) Reserved at first. This wine came out of it's shell over two hours and ended up being a really nice expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. Pro...
by michael
on Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: TNs from the holidays... 99 Lynch, 05 Quilceda, 99 d'Armailhac, and others
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Re: VLT to Commemorate the NEW BWE

I have the 96 GPL as well. A compare and contrast tasting would be very interesting. I'll have to see if Erika can help me with the leftovers ;-)
by michael
on Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: VLT to Commemorate the NEW BWE
Replies: 44
Views: 3630

Re: VLT to Commemorate the NEW BWE

I have the 95 GPL and would be interested in participating
by michael
on Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: VLT to Commemorate the NEW BWE
Replies: 44
Views: 3630

Re: Auto-link to CellarTracker

Thanks Phil/Eric for getting the CT integration worked up. The CT community is large, I know lots of BWErs use it, so the ability to enter notes there for record keeping and have them show up here for commentary is going to be a big plus for our group. Plus, maybe some people will stumble upon us th...
by michael
on Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Auto-link to CellarTracker
Replies: 33
Views: 2648

Re: WELCOME TO THE NEW BWE!

We're up to 61 members and the site hasn't been up for a full day. I think this has gone better than any of us might have expected. Long live BWE!
by michael
on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:28 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: WELCOME TO THE NEW BWE!
Replies: 108
Views: 9130

Re: Any iPhone experience with this site yet?

I've visited the site from my crackberry and while there are a couple of formatting issues it's mostly usable for browsing. I've not tried to post from it yet though...
by michael
on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Any iPhone experience with this site yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 936

Re: BWE Archive

My fingers are crossed that Billo's work has everything backed up already. However, since we'll loose the opportunity sometime in February, I'll continue my efforts as a backup plan.
by michael
on Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Archive
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: WELCOME TO THE NEW BWE!

Now we'll get to see all the lurkers on the MSN forum who were unable to log in. Nice to see some of the old standbys popping up again (Whuzzup_!). Long live BWE.
by michael
on Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: WELCOME TO THE NEW BWE!
Replies: 108
Views: 9130

Re: BWE Archive

I'm not sure what format Billo has the archive in, but there's a fair chance it'll be usable. I worked some more with the archive program this weekend and I'm not sure it's going to do it. It gets too many of the wrong files and take a long time. A while back I wrote my own Java-based thread crawler...
by michael
on Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Archive
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: Final questions, management protocol, ownership/control Q's

I think we're ready...
by michael
on Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:33 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Final questions, management protocol, ownership/control Q's
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: "LET'S LIGHT THIS CANDLE!"

I figured out how to delete threads. In the top left, under user control panel, you should see a link for Moderator or Administrator control panel. Click this link while on the General Discussion forum menu and you'll see a listing of threads. Check the boxes of the threads you'd like to delete, cho...
by michael
on Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: "LET'S LIGHT THIS CANDLE!"
Replies: 27
Views: 2107
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