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Re: President Trump

What bothers me most about about the Clintons is their arrogance and perception of being above the law. They start by bending the rules, then they attack, deny, and obfuscate and finally they offer a half hearted apology. This was true with Bill's philandering, with Hillary's emails, and even with ...
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:24 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

Again, if these were all such beloved GOP core principles, why have they not been implemented anywhere in Red State Land? Because they were proposed by Obama, and the Republicans demonized him. Especially in Red Star Land. It's that simple. We don't even need to go into the reasons they demonized h...
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

Arv, it really was simpler than all that. It was put forth by Obama. A democrat. And a black man. Didn't matter that it was based on Republican policy proposals (not just Romney's MA plan). Too much for many of the right wing zealots to accept, either in Congress or in the States. There was zero wil...
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:08 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: 82 Mouton a Birthday Treat

Happy birthday Danny. I hear you re: 60. Don't sweat it, the alternative is worse.
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:47 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 82 Mouton a Birthday Treat
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: President Trump

And even if there are some points in the above that people might disagree with from a factual standpoint, the above does reflect the perception built up over 30 years in public life. Perception becomes the reality. This pretty much says it all. The attacks on Hillary were NOT factual. They were pol...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

... Obamacare - this is a good example of what happens when transformative change is attempted unilaterally. This I find laughable. Throughout the process the dems attempted to include the repubs in the discussion but rather than give the president any credibility the repubs obfuscated at every tur...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: Birthday wines

Happy Birthday Nic, and many more!
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Birthday wines
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: President Trump

The press and the Rs would have had a field day with Sanders' socialist leanings and connections to socialist South American dictators. Which is sadly ironic given the Trump/Putin Axis of Evil. I also agree with Tim that most (not all) of what Clinton got tagged with that actually hurt her with vote...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

Jacques and Arv, there was more than one factor in this election. Your contention that it was all due to Clinton's flaws is just as speculative. It's simply not realistic to say that Comey's behavior was not a factor. Would it have made a difference if Clinton was a better candidate? If she had a be...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: Mostly Older Bordeaux

Welcome Mike! Well done and thanks for a great report. That 1990 L'Evangile sounds like it's still a stunner. It was awesome 10 years ago - been that long since I've finished all my 1990s - couldn't keepands off. I've e-known Mike since the Compuserve and Prodigy wine fora days, when a 1200-baud dia...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mostly Older Bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Resolutions for 2017

I gotta admire Stefan. He is the Energizer Bunny of BWE. Or maybe that should be...

The Energizer Bunny is the Stefan of batteries.
by DavidG
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Resolutions for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: President Trump

JimHow wrote:We are so fucked.


This country is about to experience a bad case of the DTs.
by DavidG
on Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

Liked the speech, some wow parts, some was a bit snoozy.
by DavidG
on Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: Resolutions for 2017

Ten days in and I'm holding strong on no purchases in 2017. Only 355 more days to go!
by DavidG
on Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:40 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Resolutions for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: President Trump

It will be interesting to see if Congress refuses to approve Trump's appointees in the absence of the required paperwork. This goes beyond rhetoric. It's the first real test of power between them. Congress is not typically keen on ceding power to Presidents, even when they are of the same party.
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: Palmer's quality

I agree with Ian, but based more on what I've read than what I've tasted - no experience with old ones from the 60s or earlier. Patrick, the Pichon Lalande question is interesting. If you like Pichon Lalande's style, which I do, when they knock one out of the park it's Palmer's equal or better. But ...
by DavidG
on Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Palmer's quality
Replies: 51
Views: 476

Re: Resolutions for 2017

1) Unless it's a 1947 for a birthday celebration, buy no wine outside of restaurants in 2017. Not a single bottle. Aim high! Low! Whatever, no more purchases for the cellar! 2) Reduce cellar inventory. Piece of cake if I stick to #1, but good luck with that! 3) Lose 20 pounds. 4) Cut back work to 3 ...
by DavidG
on Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:44 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Resolutions for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: A few clarets before the turn of the year

Sounds wonderful. I Howed my 1990s, they were just irresistible. Wish I had more restraint but they sure were good.
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A few clarets before the turn of the year
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Two beauties from 1982

Nice - the Sociando sounds right up my alley.
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Two beauties from 1982
Replies: 23
Views: 379

Re: NM on 1986

I like the 1986s and think they've been open for 5 years or more depending on the wine. The Cordier stable have been favorites. Then again, I'm a tannin pig, so I understand the "not for crossover" comments.

Mouton may still need more time, but it's been 10 years since I've had it.
by DavidG
on Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NM on 1986
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: Which way is Clos du Val heading?

Interesting article.

At those prices, I can say that they won't be heading for my cellar.
by DavidG
on Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:43 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Which way is Clos du Val heading?
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: NM on the 2006's

I bought only one 2006 after emptying my wallet for 2005s, and that wine was Angelus. Haven't opened one yet.
by DavidG
on Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NM on the 2006's
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: TN: End of year tasting

Wonderful selection Patrick. Not all vintages of LaLas are created equal. My first were the 1988s and they made a lasting impression. Haven't had one live up to that ideal since, but I haven't been willing to pay the tariff on more recent top vintages.
by DavidG
on Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: End of year tasting
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: Lawyers and wine

Nice wines.

Nothing wrong with moderation... in moderation. I'm sure Jim doesn't want to risk his colleagues' tickets being punched for DUI on the way home after the party.
by DavidG
on Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Lawyers and wine
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Top Ten Wines of the Year

In alphabetical order, I would have a tough time ranking them as they were great in different ways. I'm in an Old World state of mind as I think about this. Ask me tomorrow, I might be in a New World state of mind and list 10 others. 2009 Allemand Reynard 2000 Angelus 1989 Beaucastel 1988 Climens 19...
by DavidG
on Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:54 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Top Ten Wines of the Year
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: NM on the 2006's

Haha. All I've got for Kerry is raspberries. Banned.
by DavidG
on Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NM on the 2006's
Replies: 18
Views: 541

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

Adding on to Tom's logical advice: Use public transport/Uber/taxi for the convention and pick up the car at SFO when ready to leave town.
by DavidG
on Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ****BWE SAN FRANCISCO '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****
Replies: 145
Views: 2494

Re: President Trump

Agreed, Jim. Comey should be prosecuted. Won't happen. Say what you will about Clinton's flaws, real or manufactured, but without Comey's blatant interference I believe she would have won. No way to know for sure, but I don't consider Trump to be our legitimately elected President. I'll just have to...
by DavidG
on Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: You Only Live Once - 60th Birthday Celebration

Arv, I got the Gilette from Belmont Wine Exchange.
by DavidG
on Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:48 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: You Only Live Once - 60th Birthday Celebration
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: You Only Live Once - 60th Birthday Celebration

Our wives might disagree with that assessment Stefan. One of the topics of conversation last night was how girls mature into women, while boys just become bigger children. Probably an accurate assessment for me, though I am gradually getting there...
by DavidG
on Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: You Only Live Once - 60th Birthday Celebration
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: That's the way to celebrate 70th birthday... long

Well done, Izak. I hope I can achieve 1/4 of that in 10 years when I hit 70. Heck, I just hope I make it to 70!
by DavidG
on Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: That's the way to celebrate 70th birthday... long
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: It hurts like Hell

Sorry for your pain, Nic. I stopped buying white Burgs (and white CduP) years ago as I wasn't willing to gamble. Fool me once...

I think I have 1 or 2 bottles of Chablis in the cellar. Thank you for the reminder to drink them up.
by DavidG
on Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It hurts like Hell
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: You Only Live Once - 60th Birthday Celebration

Thanks all, we had a great time. Tom, my impressions of the wines match yours word for word. My expectations for the 1956 Gillette were very low. I guess it's fair to say that it lived up to 1956's reputation as an utterly miserable failed vintage. Everything else was excellent. I thought the 1955 H...
by DavidG
on Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: You Only Live Once - 60th Birthday Celebration
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: Wine Loving Inventor Solves Red or White By Glass Battle

Tim, if there were an easy way to get it to you, I would be happy to give you mine. ... Tom in DC is coming over for dinner tonight, and it looks like you will both be at the BWE convention in California. If he's willing to schlep it and you're willing to wait until March, I'll send it home with him.
by DavidG
on Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wine Loving Inventor Solves Red or White By Glass Battle
Replies: 25
Views: 866

Re: Wine Loving Inventor Solves Red or White By Glass Battle

Tim, the Coravin would be useful for that purpose. However, a few limitations: I wouldn't keep a bottle over a month. I've had a few go OTH after a month, even without an obvious cork leak. I don't trust it long term. I don't have the skinny needle but I'll tell you, even the normal needle produces ...
by DavidG
on Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wine Loving Inventor Solves Red or White By Glass Battle
Replies: 25
Views: 866

Re: Wine Loving Inventor Solves Red or White By Glass Battle

Have one, haven't used it in ages.
by DavidG
on Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:29 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wine Loving Inventor Solves Red or White By Glass Battle
Replies: 25
Views: 866

Re: 2005 and 2012 Haut Bergey: Let me tell you a little secret..

The 2005 Haut Bergey is still good... but for my taste not better than when it was younger and fruitier. It does not show signs that it will develop into a complex and interesting old wine in, say, ten years, so I don't see the point in holding it. On the other hand, I am not in a hurry to finish t...
by DavidG
on Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2005 and 2012 Haut Bergey: Let me tell you a little secret..
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: 2005 and 2012 Haut Bergey: Let me tell you a little secret..

I know you'll be shocked to hear this, but my 2005 Haut Bergey is already gone.
Working on the 2009s and 2010s.
by DavidG
on Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2005 and 2012 Haut Bergey: Let me tell you a little secret..
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Seeing nominations for 2016 BWE Wine of the Year….

Another vote for 2012 Conseillante here. Great wine, great house, recent vintage, has some special BWE connections. Plus I've got some in the cellar thanks to Ian and the BWEnablers.
by DavidG
on Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Seeking nominations for 2016 BWE Wine of the Year….
Replies: 60
Views: 1016

Re: President Trump

Where did we put that Bat-signal?
by DavidG
on Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943
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