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Re: TN 2002 Ch. Gloria, St. Julien

A minor pet peeve of mine is that Eric uses mean rather than median as the default display for community scores on CT. You can get the median with a couple of clicks. I guess the typical user understands mean better but it does allow outliers to distort. Not that 1.7 points means anything, or that a...
by DavidG
on Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 2002 Ch. Gloria, St. Julien
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: RSVP--"Regrets only"

Very true, Stefan. Sane Nic would never fly around the world in a reindeer-powered sled Xmas eve dropping down chimneys with a bag full of toys. Only Saint Nic would do that. Danny, US$60 for that wine conjures memories of Crazy Eddy on TV in NYC screaming about "Insane!" prices on electro...
by DavidG
on Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RSVP--"Regrets only"
Replies: 26
Views: 359

Re: Experiences with Smith Hauth-Lafitte

Have the 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2012. Love the 2000 and 2004. The 2000 is oakier than the 2004 but it's receding/integrating. The 2005 is ok but hoping the oak mellows out in a few more years. Seen it happen with oakier stuff than this if given long enough, but only time will tell. Haven't tried the 2...
by DavidG
on Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Experiences with Smith Haut-Lafitte
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: RSVP--"Regrets only"

Not hate for Spatlese, I do love them. But they are just too sweet (even if well balanced) to have regularly. Didn't realize it until I had a few too many.
by DavidG
on Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:58 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RSVP--"Regrets only"
Replies: 26
Views: 359

Re: Rimmerman on BDX15

Cotes du Rhones make great daily drinkers though some have gone a little over-ripe.
by DavidG
on Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rimmerman on BDX15
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: RSVP--"Regrets only"

I like German Riesling more than those who have posted above, but do agree that I should have bought more Kabinetts and less Auslesen and Spatlasen.

And Danny, 1996 SWC for $99?!?!?! OMG, what a deal!
by DavidG
on Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:30 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RSVP--"Regrets only"
Replies: 26
Views: 359

Re: Rimmerman on BDX15

Interesting read. I have two issues with this analysis: It's too focused on investment value. I like a good deal, but I buy (bought) Bordeaux for future enjoyment, not future value. But to be fair, he does discuss the vintage's drinking characteristics. While exchange rates may allow the buyer to ac...
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:04 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rimmerman on BDX15
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: England, Japan, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne

Alex, that dessert sounds delicious.
by DavidG
on Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: England, Japan, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: England, Japan, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne

Very interesting report Alex. Is your use of "exotic" to describe the Nyetimber sparkler based on its taste or rarity? Pairing Sauternes with a chestnut dessert sounds really intriguing. I'm imagining the interplay between the chestnut's rich sweetness and the wine's acidity. How did that ...
by DavidG
on Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: England, Japan, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: RSVP--"Regrets only"

Fun game. Two come to mind: California Cabernet does not turn into Bordeaux with age. Took about 15 years to figure this out. I liked them fine young, but they weren't Bordeaux. I bought way more than necessary considering I didn't need to age them much. "You'll live as long as you have bottles...
by DavidG
on Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RSVP--"Regrets only"
Replies: 26
Views: 359

Re: BWE jet-set (short) offline in Québec City

A great read, thanks for sharing. I have to agree, the world-wide BWE connections are truly amazing. Well done by the Great North Chapter of BWE!

Jim, if you think US immigration and border control is nasty now, don't plan any trips south of the border after January.
by DavidG
on Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:47 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE jet-set (short) offline in Québec City
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: The fun of BWE

Well done for the Great North Chapter of BWE!! Sounds like an epic evening. Danny, great narrative, glad you made it home safely. Nic, I envy the youthful suppleness that allows you to sleep comfortably in a bathtub, but not the circumstances requiring you to do so. Jim, if an impromptu visit to Qué...
by DavidG
on Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The fun of BWE
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: President Trump

Arv, the Senate is where states get equal representation regardless of population, giving less populous states disproportional power as a protection against being steamrollered by heavily populated areas with inherently different needs and priorities. The EC also helps the less populous states wield...
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2279
Views: 28335

Re: President Trump

I am willing to accept the outcome based on the electoral college, IF there was no fraud. Even so, the popular vote DOES have meaning. It means Trump has the support of less than half of the Americans who bothered to vote. He has no mandate and deserves no special treatment as if he is some genius m...
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2279
Views: 28335

Re: Cellar Check and W.B.D.

Nice summary Ian. I too never regretted my buys, and only lamented the missed opportunities. Of course those are pathognomonic symptoms of WBD. But even now that I am beginning to confront my disease, like you I have no regrets about having plenty of great Bordeaux from 1990-2000, and even more rece...
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Cellar Check and W.B.D.
Replies: 17
Views: 170

Re: President Trump

Yes Chris, I've long felt that the louder Trump complained about the other side doing something wrong, the more likely that the Trump team was doing it.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2279
Views: 28335

Re: Thanksgiving in Maine Day ONE: 2014 St. Innocent Momtazi

Our Turkey-day warmup was a 1998 Clinet. Beautiful wine, showing some beginning tertiary complexity and plenty of fruit, but surprisingly tannic on the back end for an 18-year-old. Excellent now and with even better days ahead.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:05 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving in Maine Day ONE: 2014 St. Innocent Momtazi
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: ****BWE CALIFORNIA '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****

I thought that the 1900 Margaux was liberated from the secret cellar of another François as part of a Black Op carried out in the vicinity of Paris last spring. James Comey has the emails that prove it, but uncharacteristically for him, he's not talking.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ****BWE SAN FRANCISCO '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****
Replies: 68
Views: 889

Re: President Trump

There is certainly evidence of Russian attempts to hack the final vote tallies. Though I've not heard that there is evidence that it was successful. And there Is also evidence of miscounting invalid ballots for Trump in a few counties. The question at this point is whether Clinton and the Ds will le...
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2279
Views: 28335

Re: Cellar Check and W.B.D.

Nic, that is a wise child-rearing approach on many levels beyond wine. The hard part comes when it is time to accept that their passion has taken them in a different direction than you would have chosen for them. You are on the right path. Stay true.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:38 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Cellar Check and W.B.D.
Replies: 17
Views: 170

Re: Cellar Check and W.B.D.

Ed, something to keep in mind but not obsess over. If this is the worst thing that happens to me in the coming year, I truly have much to be thankful for this season.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Cellar Check and W.B.D.
Replies: 17
Views: 170

Re: This is the end...

Jim, I need to lose weight. And an extra glass of wine at night, while not that many more calories in and of itself, inevitably leads to another round of refrigerator/pantry grazing late at night. So my consumption has decreased.
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This is the end...
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: This is the end...

Alex, my daughter likes wine but wouldn't bother to store it or care that much. There's a case of 1989 Lynch Bages and a mixed case of other 1989 birth year goodies for her. Jacques, glad to hear it can be done. Like you, I have no interest in off-site storage. Arv, no doubt moving a large collectio...
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This is the end...
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: Cellar Check and W.B.D.

I am with you Ed, and when i was 52 I was pretty close to where you are now. But at 60, Peggy and I are drinking less. And I failed to adjust my purchases accordingly. Though I will say I now have the right stuff in the cellar in terms of matching my region, style and aging preferences. I just have ...
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Cellar Check and W.B.D.
Replies: 17
Views: 170

Re: This is the end...

I tried to find a way to embed a YouTube clip of that song when I wrote the post, Bill, but couldn't figure out how to do it.

:D
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This is the end...
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: This is the end...

Sounds like you shouldn't move, David. Selling wine is nearly as big a pain as moving it. Finding the right place to move to may take long enough to seriously deplete the cellar. I've sent fair quantities off to auction twice in the past. Excess Napa Cabs and CduPs that I fell out of love with or k...
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This is the end...
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: This is the end...

tim wrote:Are you dropping your Screaming Eagle mailing list???

:shock:


Yes. And Sine Qua Non.
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This is the end...
Replies: 14
Views: 162

This is the end...

No, this is not about politics. Or my health. In preparation for retirement, and considering a future budget and the prospect of moving the cellar as part of downsizing in the next year or two, I finally screwed up the courage to review my CellarTracker stats. This should have been obvious just from...
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This is the end...
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: President Trump

Second grade in Mrs. Grissom's class at Louis Pasteur elementary school in Detroit. There was an announcement over the school PA. Mrs. Grissom had tears in her eyes as she sent us home. Walked home kind of in shock. "Sense of trauma" and "empty feeling" are great descriptors for ...
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:27 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2279
Views: 28335

Re: President Trump

Trump is a sociopathic con-man. For his latest trick today, he called in a gaggle of top TV media moguls and on-air personalities and subjected them to a profanity-laden rant about how they are to cover him. The NY Times is on his agenda for tomorrow. If you were afraid of what HRC was going to do t...
by DavidG
on Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2279
Views: 28335

Re: Trends in Bordeaux wine?

What Tom said.
by DavidG
on Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Trends in Bordeaux wine?
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Age and Wine redux - Oh the convention.

Sorry to hear that Bill, but I'm glad you're back home and hope you are feeling well.
by DavidG
on Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Age and Wine redux - Oh the convention.
Replies: 10
Views: 135

Re: President Trump

I'm less worried about the Rs and the Ds than I am about the country. Trump is spectacularly unqualified for the job.
by DavidG
on Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2279
Views: 28335

Re: Wines I'm trying to get into my cellar these days….

2015 German Riesling Kabinetts.
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wines I'm trying to get into my cellar these days….
Replies: 16
Views: 196

Re: President Trump

I would expect abortion to be outlawed in about 25 states once the SC overturns Roe. Take a look at the electoral college map. If you live in a red state and get pregnant, odds are good your options will be limited.
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2279
Views: 28335

Re: Corked bottles really hurt

I took a 1977 Taylor Port to a dinner in Chicago last month that was badly corked. I'd been looking forward to opening it for many years. Very disappointing.
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Corked bottles really hurt
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Leonard Cohen and three bottles of Latour before shows...

A special mind and talent. So sorry to hear he's gone.
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:46 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Leonard Cohen and three bottles of Latour before shows...
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: TN: 2012 Clinton Vineyards Seyval Blanc Victory White (USA, New York, Hudson River)

Nicely done Tim. But I disagree on the score. Should be 228 points.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:29 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2012 Clinton Vineyards Seyval Blanc Victory White (USA, New York, Hudson River)
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: President Trump

The polling experts appear to be no more expert at predicting outcomes than the wine world's Parkers and Sucklings.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2279
Views: 28335

Re: President Trump

Hound, sorry about the flip comment above. Too soon... Still feeling shell-shocked and a little frightened. Very disappointed in the choices so many millions have made, their gullibility, the tactics used. Destroyed most of what little idealism I had left. I could (and have) blamed the media for not...
by DavidG
on Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2279
Views: 28335
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