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Re: President Trump

Which has been your favorite speech so far? One from each convention?
by Blanquito
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:56 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: President Trump

Drinking an 86 Meyney to celebrate...
by Blanquito
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: President Trump

Hey, I'm a sucker for Obama, I get chills listening to him. Obama is my 1989 Lynch Bages, yes.
by Blanquito
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: President Trump

Obama was incredible, once again.
by Blanquito
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: President Trump

I think Clinton will do a ton of good for the country, regardless of the rest of the (IMO overblown) disgust and lack of trust. Throw in the threat of Trump and what Patrick says comes into play. Anything short of unmitigated disaster is a plus. So what do I want from the next president in order to...
by Blanquito
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: President Trump

Bill was oddly uninspiring. The Democratic convention as a whole is pretty lame. But again this has very little to do with Hillary, this election for me is only about stopping Trump. A racist, conniving, self aggrandizing, buffoonish demagogue who should not be close to the White House. And Jim, I ...
by Blanquito
on Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: President Trump

Jim, I really understand how you feel, and of course, like Ted Cruz, we all get to vote our own conscience. But the Iraq war lie, as much as I detested it at the time, was the sin of George Bush and Dick Cheney and their minions. Putting it on Hillary seems very unfair. Bush was going to war come he...
by Blanquito
on Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: President Trump

I'm going on the record:

Today is Trump's high water mark in the polls

He will lose in November.

The only question is by how much.

And yes, I am rooting for Hillary.
by Blanquito
on Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: President Trump

The Huffpoll combo still shows Hillary with a lead:
http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pol ... vs-clinton
by Blanquito
on Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: President Trump

JimHow wrote:Trump leading Clinton by 6 points.


Jim, are you rooting for Trump? All the polls you seem to post are the outliers which show Trump ahead.
by Blanquito
on Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: TN: 03 Saint Pierre [St Julien]

I concur, the 03 St. Pierre needs drinking.
by Blanquito
on Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 03 Saint Pierre [St Julien]
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: President Trump

I have to admit I am hard boiled and pretty much inured to scandal and abuse of trust but I have been rocked to the core by the plagiarism of the wife of the Republican nominee and the DNC chair asking a colleague to get her some theater tickets. I'm thinking of not voting this election, you know, ...
by Blanquito
on Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: And your three dream wines are . . .

1982 Lafleur
1961 Latour
1947 Cheval Blanc
by Blanquito
on Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: And your three dream wines are . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Three greatest vintages

My top 5 Sauternes vintages are:
1. 1986
2. 1990
3. 1971 (semi-biased as its my birthyear)
4. 2001
5. 1988
by Blanquito
on Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Three greatest vintages
Replies: 22
Views: 309

Re: Leoville-Lascases 2004

Love, love the 95 PLL, it's nearly as good as the 96 in my experience
by Blanquito
on Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Leoville-Lascases 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 275

Re: President Trump

This sums up my feelings about the state of affairs in US politics since at least 1995: " the Democratic Party, for all its politically correct smugness and silliness, has never surrendered its soul to the extremists lurking on its left. The Republican Party, by contrast, has become a national ...
by Blanquito
on Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: Leoville-Lascases 2004

I think many 2003 are good now, but from what I've tried, the better wines aren't going downhill anytime soon. The real question I think is if they will develop more nuance in yet next 5-10 years. I'm not sure they will. Re-reading this today, it sounds like I feel there's no reason to wait on many...
by Blanquito
on Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Leoville-Lascases 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 275

Re: Leoville-Lascases 2004

I think many 2003 are good now, but from what I've tried, the better wines aren't going downhill anytime soon. The real question I think is if they will develop more nuance in yet next 5-10 years. I'm not sure they will.
by Blanquito
on Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Leoville-Lascases 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 275

Re: Red wine reduces cholesterol.

That's some great news. Keep it up!
by Blanquito
on Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:38 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Red wine reduces cholesterol.
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Three greatest vintages

Pre-2000, from vintages I've tried enough to judge:
1. 1982
2. 1990
3. 1985 or 1989
by Blanquito
on Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Three greatest vintages
Replies: 22
Views: 309

Re: So what have you bought lately?

The 02 Branaire, another excellent 2002.

Ian, great palate think alike clearly.
by Blanquito
on Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 19250

Re: So what have you bought lately?

3 bottles 1989 Cantemerle
1 bottle of 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou
by Blanquito
on Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:56 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 19250

Re: President Trump

Milania and Donald have a touching and timeless love story, how she was irresistibly attracted to his "billions" and a weak prenuptial agreement while he found the numerous photos of her posing in a thong sweet and endearing. :roll:
by Blanquito
on Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:21 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: TN: 1986 Chasse Spleen

Yes, the 86 Meyney has been fabulous for ages. It is now in a slow decline but still provides great enjoyment. But the 82, 88, 89 and 90 are/were also great. I'm drinking through my remaining stash pretty fast now.
by Blanquito
on Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 1986 Chasse Spleen
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: TN: 1986 Chasse Spleen

I concur.
by Blanquito
on Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 1986 Chasse Spleen
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

Tom In DC wrote:It was a '59 Ferrari, 'hound, and really a great bottle of wine. The best of our three bottles by far.


That was a top 3 dessert wine for me probably.
by Blanquito
on Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 681

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

Chris, I forgot about that 85 La Mission Haut Brion, that was truly outstanding! And the 86 Talbot and 86 Rausan Segla were hauntingly good at DC '16.
by Blanquito
on Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 681

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

1982 Margaux (courtesy of Comte)
1986 Mouton (courtesy of Tom)
1982 Pichon Lalande (courtesy of Stuart)

Honorable Mention
1989 Lynch Bages
1990 Leoville Poyferre
1990 Montrose
a bunch of 1982s (GPL, L. Poyferre, Canon, Gruaud, l'Evangile)
1970 Ducru
1983 Pichon Lalande
by Blanquito
on Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 681

Re: byob restaurant recommendations nyc

Great to see these pictures, brings back fun memories, thanks for sharing. I shouldn't say it, but wow we all looked so young. I had forgotten that Chris Chasse-Spleen (whatever happened to him?) and Ramon (who's become one of my favorite people) were there.
by Blanquito
on Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: byob restaurant recommendations nyc
Replies: 16
Views: 215

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Killer list, Gerry. Looks like you've been buying on WineBid! Love those old Ridge cabs and the 91 Montelena is awesome.

I'm on a "freeze", so I'm only buying a mixed case a month or so.
by Blanquito
on Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:11 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 19250

Re: Aging Lanessan

5-6 bottles I had during 2007-2009 were very musty and dank, I didn't get TCA so I suspected brett. Could have been storage.
by Blanquito
on Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Aging Lanessan
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Aging Lanessan

Try before you buy... I've had mixed experiences with the 96 Lanessan, and I'm a fan overall.
by Blanquito
on Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Aging Lanessan
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: The 2009 La Dame de Montrose has been uncorked….

Parker reported that the merlot % of the grand vin was upped when Delmas of Haut Brion fame was brought on in 2006 (with the sale of Montrose to a big French construction concern) to lead the wine makings team.
by Blanquito
on Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:40 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2009 La Dame de Montrose has been uncorked….
Replies: 14
Views: 186

Re: Two lovely low key 2008s

Bobby G is to 2004 as JimHow is to 2002 as 1983 is to Blanquito
by Blanquito
on Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Two lovely low key 2008s
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Two lovely low key 2008s

Not an oft seen 3rd Growth, Desmirail, at least in the States. Nice to see it shows some pedigree.
by Blanquito
on Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Two lovely low key 2008s
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: President Trump

According to this article (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/07/clinton-email-nightmare-not-over-jill-abramson), much ado about nothing (but we knew that): "Thursday’s hearing was helpful on some of the actual facts of the case. Comey revealed that there were a grand total of t...
by Blanquito
on Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: President Trump

I think the jury is still out on the ACA. I support government expansion of health coverage, and the ACA hasn't been the disaster than most congressional opponents swore it would be, but I would hardly call its record to date inspirational. I wonder about the subsidies to low income members? These s...
by Blanquito
on Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849

Re: byob restaurant recommendations nyc

My first BWE event was at Les Sans Culottes, a St. Julien night in 2005. I think I was there, was it when Art came to visit? Arv? BTW, Les Sans Culottes had been there for decades, Jill and I used to go there in the late eighties when we lived on 55th st. It was sad to see it close. I remember you ...
by Blanquito
on Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: byob restaurant recommendations nyc
Replies: 16
Views: 215

Re: byob restaurant recommendations nyc

My first BWE event was at Les Sans Culottes, a St. Julien night in 2005.
by Blanquito
on Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: byob restaurant recommendations nyc
Replies: 16
Views: 215

Re: President Trump

I expect opinions will differ (as much for the messenger as the message), but did you guys see that Krugman article in 2014 calling Obama "one of the most consequential and... successful presidents in American history"? http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/in-defense-of-obama-20141008...
by Blanquito
on Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 953
Views: 13849
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