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Re: Wine and A-Fib

And good luck, Jacques, though it's unlikely you'll need it. Pulmonary ablation has become a pretty common and routine procedure.
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wine and A-Fib
Replies: 6
Views: 18

2009 Lalande-Borie

I bought a half-case of this as an early-drinking QPR, and figured it was time to crack one. Stefan's Thanksgiving post inspired me to write a note. Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill, pop and pour. Dark red to rim. Not much going on initially aroma-wise, with a little cherry and oak, a l...
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Lalande-Borie
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Re: 2009 Esprit de Chevalier

That's a flavor saver, Nic...
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Esprit de Chevalier
Replies: 4
Views: 11

Re: Thanksgiving 2014, Days 1 & 2

Great notes and story as always, Professor. I almost feel like I'm there.

Stefan's notes have become a holiday tradition. The first installment always makes me feel like the holiday season has really begun.
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving 2014, Days 1 & 2
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Wine and A-Fib

I agree with Danny. If the ablation works and the fibrillation stops normal activities and diet can be resumed, no need for anticoagulants and no need to avoid alcohol, but in moderation, as in 12 oz of wine per day max. That's a general guideline, not intended as medical advice, disclaimer blah bla...
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wine and A-Fib
Replies: 6
Views: 18

Re: The Argentina Experiment

Sounds like a movie title for a film about evil Nazi scientists in hiding and starring Maximilian Schell.

Turns out it really is a movie, albeit an unheralded documentary:
http://www.smallplanet.gr/documentaries ... experiment
by DavidG
on Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Argentina Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Leoville-Langoa-Barton vertical

Nice report, Ian. This is a wine I wish I had more of.
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Leoville-Langoa-Barton vertical
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: 1990 Filhot creme de Tete

These are most likely tartrate crystals that precipitate out, often when the wine is chilled, and often seen in wine that has not been "cold-stabilized." Not at all an issue. I suppose it might reduce the acid in the balance a bit, as can sometimes be seen in wines that have been frozen af...
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1990 Filhot creme de Tete
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Dinner with Tim, François, and Bastien

I've seen him at work, during our 2005 visit to France. It's a combination of corkscrew and hands-on grasping and regrasping of the cork at the lip of the bottle and teasing it upwards, which helps reduce the risk of it falling apart. I've found it helpful on old crumbly or spongy corks, even when u...
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner with Tim, François, and Bastien
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: Denver BWE OFFLINE...88 Bordeaux

Hard for me to be objective about this - 1988 Bordeaux gets extra love from Peggy and me because it's our wedding year. But no, I don't think it's the best ever, even for that decade. I like 1982 and 1989 even better.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Denver BWE OFFLINE...88 Bordeaux
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: 2010 redux

I thikn 2010 is going to be more like 2005 with respect to drinking windows. The best wines will take 15-20 years or more to show their best.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:09 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 redux
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Wine Searcher shows low prices around $200 in Europe, $250 in the US. I could be wrong, but I don't think it will get much cheaper, and may even go up. I have no way of getting it into the US from Europe short of buying it over there, so I bought in the US.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:05 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 47
Views: 761

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Been waiting for this one to be released stateside:

6 x 2002 Pol Roger Winston Churchill
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 47
Views: 761

Re: TN: TNs of a broad range of wines

Nice range of wines, Harry.

Nic, Shafer Hillside is probably my favorite California Cab. I'll have to bring one to the next BWE dinner.
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: TNs of a broad range of wines
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: 2010 redux

Every time I read one of your 2010 reports, Ian, I am sorely tempted to break my pledge to pass on this and future vintages of Bordeaux. This time it's a half case each of Talbot and Grand Puy Lacoste in my shopping cart, tempting me to plug in my credit card info. Unlike Father Stefan, I am not imm...
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 redux
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Dinner with Tim, François, and Bastien

What a fabulous evening, well done!
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner with Tim, François, and Bastien
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: My father's 90th birthday party.

Precious times, enjoy.
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: My father's 90th birthday party.
Replies: 15
Views: 238

Re: It's going to be a rough year for the Democrats.

I'm a warren you, jimbo, that ticket'll get klobuchared.

Her "optics" are too "naggy" (like your mom, not a horse). But a lot can change in 2 years.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It's going to be a rough year for the Democrats.
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: Paris

Interesting wine choice at Guy Savoy as Hubert Montille passed away last week while lunching with friends and drinking a bottle of his 1999 Pommard Rugiens.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: It's going to be a rough year for the Democrats.

I have to agree with stefan on all counts.

I was so unimpressed with our choices for Governor in Maryland that I left that slot on my ballot blank. I couldn't in good conscience vote for either of them.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It's going to be a rough year for the Democrats.
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: Besançon

Danny, you are making me hungry!
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Besançon
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Besançon

Fascinating read Stefan. This will go on our list of places to visit.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:08 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Besançon
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: 2012 Caymus 40th Anniversary edition

A very good buy if you like it. Are you a fan of Caymus or was this a points-based purchase? I'm pretty oak tolerant but often find the oak overdone in their wines. I haven't had one in years so perhaps they've evolved. This particular wine was panned by a few people as way too ripe and sweet. AFWE ...
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Caymus 40th Anniversary edition
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Denver BWE OFFLINE...88 Bordeaux

Great report Danny. Hope you and Danielle are feeling better. If the Denver gang is even just half as nice as Blanquito it's no wonder you had a great time. I've drunk many an '83 Gruaud and '88 Lynch and Angelus and your notes capture them perfectly. Only had the '00 Trimbach cuvée Freddie once and...
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Denver BWE OFFLINE...88 Bordeaux
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Outlier wrote:I'm waiting on 371 bottles from PremierCru ;-)


Apropos your other post: Lifting those should be quite the workout, indeed! That is, if PC delivers them while you are still young enough to lift. ;)
by DavidG
on Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 47
Views: 761

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Jckba, well done! Is Wide World of Wines going out of business or changing hands?

Some SQN boxes showed up in the office today, yumm!
by DavidG
on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 47
Views: 761

Re: TN: TN-5 nice wines including 3 Bordeaux

Boy that Lynch sounds great Harry!
by DavidG
on Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: TN-5 nice wines including 3 Bordeaux
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: TN's: Complete Viader vertical 1989-2000

Well done! Ive had several of these but not recently. The 1991 and 1994 have been my favorites.

Did anyone catch on that they were more similar than suggested by the bottles?
by DavidG
on Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:42 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN's: Complete Viader vertical 1989-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Dinner at Schwa Chicago: Dom Oeno, Prum, Casalferro, RWT

Danny, I wouldn't choose that sort of "experience"on a regular basis either. But the food was really good.

Stefan, just not a Bordeaux group.
by DavidG
on Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner at Schwa Chicago: Dom Oeno, Prum, Casalferro, RWT
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: 2012 Jadot Clos des Ursules v. 2010 La Fleur de Bouard

Just googled that. Not that I'd ever have the chops to be a criminal defense lawyer, but I would have a really tough time defending a child pornographer.
by DavidG
on Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Jadot Clos des Ursules v. 2010 La Fleur de Bouard
Replies: 11
Views: 133

Re: Is Pontet Canet overrated?

I just heard that their second wine in 2012, Hauts de Pontet, was denied the AOC Pauillac classification by the tasting panel for lack of tupicity. Something about not enough oak??? It will be labeled as a Vin de France. http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/10/pontet-canet-second-wine-relegated-to-ta...
by DavidG
on Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is Pontet Canet overrated?
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Dinner at Schwa Chicago: Dom Oeno, Prum, Casalferro, RWT

Well, this dinner exceeded my expectations. The menu posted online was apparently an older sample, as what we were served bore only a vague resemblance to it. Reservations are a bit tricky but not as tough as Goosefoot or Alinea. I got in with under two weeks notice, on a weeknight. The trick is to ...
by DavidG
on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner at Schwa Chicago: Dom Oeno, Prum, Casalferro, RWT
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: 2012 Jadot Clos des Ursules v. 2010 La Fleur de Bouard

Just what I was thinking. Thanks for taking one for the team, but I hear that the Wine Police are on their way with a warrant. Be sure to prepare your defense for the lesser included charge of vinopedophilia. You might want to delete those photos of the 2-and 4-year old bottles.
by DavidG
on Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Jadot Clos des Ursules v. 2010 La Fleur de Bouard
Replies: 11
Views: 133

Re: It's going to be a rough year for the Democrats.

Obama's been looking more incompetent with each passing month. The "response" to Ebola has been ghastly. We're only lucky that it's not more easily transmitted. It's like he's trying to catch W. That doesn't help.
by DavidG
on Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:48 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It's going to be a rough year for the Democrats.
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: What's the word on France '15?

Jim,I'm know you like drinkin' 'em young, but 2015? Really? ;)
by DavidG
on Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:42 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What's the word on France '15?
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: 2 days in the Graves

Good report, though, Alex. Your blog is coming along.
by DavidG
on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2 days in the Graves
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 2 days in the Graves

Or buried alive!!!
by DavidG
on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2 days in the Graves
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: So what have you bought lately?

JimHow wrote:I haven't bought anything from PC in at least 5 years.


OK, but are you still waiting for it to be delivered? :D
by DavidG
on Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:29 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 47
Views: 761

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Not much lately, but it's shipping season so stuff has been showing up. The last of my 2005 Bdx futures (yes, that was 2005) and some 2002 Taittinger Comtes from PC, Shafer Hillside, some 2010 Aphillanthes VV Cotes du Rhone and some Peter Michael Chards.
by DavidG
on Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 47
Views: 761

Re: Long rant: Berns in Tampa

Jacues, I wasn't questioning your call on the warm bottle. Just surprised that it happened. You (or Jill) clearly did the right thing.
by DavidG
on Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Long rant: Berns in Tampa
Replies: 15
Views: 319
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