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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz

Damn it's been too long

Original post by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 10, 2012.

I get so caught up in work that I often neglect to check in here. I'm apologizing about that!  I'm back afer a few weeks in New Zealand, which sucks up all my time not only during the trip but for the weeks prior and, as it looks, most of the week after my return.

 

Before you ask, new Zealand was great. A young wine industry but one that has made huge advances in a very brief time. I expect we'll be hearing some great things from them and I am especially excited by Waipara, a region that is somewhat overlooked by many but where great wines are just starting to be made.

 

So what else? I'm organizing some tastings here at Snooth, next up is 1979 barolo next week, and I'm going to be talking alot about Syrah over the coming two weeks in celebration of SyrahGTi.

 

If anybody has any questions about New Zealnd, or anything else for that matter, I look forward to answering them! Anybody want to organize a Snooth dinner anywhre? I wouldn't mind traveling for myself for a change as opposed to having a long and packed itinerary!

 

Anywa, glad to be back and welcome to all the new arrivals!

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 13, 2012.

DM,,

 

And the list for the upcoming 1979 Barolofest, which is short a bottle snce the 1979 G Conterno turns out to be the 1970.

1979 Marcarini La Serra
1979 Brovia Rocche
1979 Brezza Saramssa and Castellero
1979 Cordero di Montezemolo Monfalletto
1979 Ceretto Brunate
1979 Ceretto Prapo
1979 Valentino Riserva
1979 Ponte Roca Brunate
1979 Vietti Briacca
1979 Roagna Crichet Paje
1979 Oddero

 

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Reply by outthere, Feb 13, 2012.

Sucks to be you.

 

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Reply by madmanny, Feb 15, 2012.

Hey Greg,

We'd be happy to organize a dinner out here in Montclair, NJ.  The town is a BYO lover's dream.  Lots of great restaurants and few liquor licenses.  Easy train and bus connections from NYC.

Any interest?

Manny

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Reply by MReff, Feb 15, 2012.

Oh boy here we go again...What are we talking about Barolo or Syrah?  Geez man get your priorities straight.  Keep me posted. 

 

Mike

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Reply by jbeagle, Feb 15, 2012.

Greg,

Are you ever in the Baltimore/DC area? It would be great to be a participate in wine tastings with you. I am a novice who began to save and store some wine after vacationing in Italy a few years ago . I found a strong preference and liking to the balance and structure of these wines.

Jeff

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 16, 2012.

Mike,

I'm all over the place, with tastings coming fast and furious while I am in NYC. Lots of travel will limit my presence here in NYC, so forgive my confusion!

 

Jeff,

Rarely, but it is a distinct possibility, particularly for drinking Italians!

 

 

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Reply by dmcker, Feb 16, 2012.

Never any apologies needed for good Barolo.

So when and how are you doing the two tastings?

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 16, 2012.

79 Barolo was last night, 9 people, flights of 2, 12 wines.

the Syrah is next tuesday 8 wines, 8 people, flights of 2.

Not sure about the following week, might try to sneak that flight of 79 cali cabs out of magnums,  but then comes a sangiovese tasting, either 97v99 (Fontalloro, Gagliole, I sodi di san niccolo, Prunaio)   or Percarlo vs Siepi from 95-99

The second will follow one week later, and an 8 bottle flight of 78 Barolo will be stuck in there somewhere.

then maybe 1980 Barolo or Caymus Caberent 1975-1985.

Then there's some Bordeaux to be had, and a nice little tasting that features a handful of Vinatges of San Leonardo plus some other fun stuff.

The there's going to be some Grencahe in the house, older Chateauneuf it hink I pulled 8 98s fot hsi but I'm not entirely psoitve.

 

I get confused you see.

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Reply by SlaveToTheGrape, Feb 16, 2012.

 

Hey Greg,

Any interest in doing something in San Francisco? Would love to see a big Snooth splash out here!

 

Mick

 

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 16, 2012.

Hey Mick,

I would love to. Timing it is the hard part!

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Reply by dmcker, Feb 16, 2012.

Definitely seem busy enough with those tastings to get a little confused. Strange daze when a 10-year vertical of Caymus seems the least interesting of the lot!

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Reply by JonDerry, Feb 16, 2012.

Can you bring that Caymus flight to California?

I'll pay airfare!

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 16, 2012.

I wish I could, though I do expect to be out west for a pair of dinners, one in LA and the other in SF. Working on the timing but they would likely be 2 night trips, one for business dinner, the other for pleasure dinner, which in a weird w=twist of fate is almost the exact same as business dinner!

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Reply by Giacomo Pevere, Feb 16, 2012.

Very nice list for your Barolofest Greg, i have never tasted so aged Barolo. How was the tasting fest?

OT: Greg are you coming here for Vinitaly?

 

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Reply by dmcker, Feb 16, 2012.

Always love those six-time-zones in a couple of days trips. Get even better when you start crossing oceans. ;-)

Do think there sounds to be enough demand to try to put together a tasting in the Bay Area....

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Reply by jbeagle, Feb 16, 2012.

Greg,

 

I have the Fontalloro 2004 and 2006 which have been sitting in my basement. Guess I should wait a few more years before drinking them. Unless i  add them to a Fontalloro vertical with you some day!

 

Jeff

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Reply by jbeagle, Feb 16, 2012.

Greg,

 

[Could also add a Casanova Di Neri Tenuta Nuova vertical 2003-2007.]

 

Jeff

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