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by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 24th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pax CheninBlanc Buddha'sDharma '15...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: TN: Pax CheninBlanc Buddha'sDharma '15...(short/boring)

I had no idea that Pax made a chenin blanc! I have enjoyed Sandlands california CB and have been seeking out others.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 24th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macario Montoya delivers the QPR: 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Educated Guess
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Macario Montoya delivers the QPR: 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Educated Guess

This is my frequent go-to wine-by-the-glass at many bars and restaurants.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 23rd, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7151
Views: 423459

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Good price on the 2012 Rudius Kaley Elizabeth cab.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 22nd, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 18
Views: 610

Re: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil

Make a batch of Basil Vinaigrette - stays a couple weeks in the fridge (I keep mine in a mason jar). I blend together a couple handfuls of basil leaves, EVOO, white wine or champagne vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, s & p.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 22nd, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA

There was a recent thread on this same topic:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=161668&hilit=calistoga
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 17th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 59
Views: 3843

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

I'm always eating fish, prefer local. I found more choice at Cut 432 (but not much more, and the ambiance is poor vs. A&L) than Abe and Louie's. Does Trattoria Romana tend to have fish specials or only the two on their menu? Lots of specials - I don't think I have ever eaten off the menu! You can c...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 17th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 59
Views: 3843

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

Sorry to hear it. That's an anomaly, it's the best food in Delray. I dine there monthly. Only once was it less that excellent. Was that the same visit where you said in a couple posts up that the food was quite good or did you go back again? Service isn't always the best thought, and I often find t...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 16th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

I spent a weekend in Rioja last fall - I posted in an existing thread (about visiting Rioja) about the wineries we visited.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=137810&hilit=rioja

We also did a pintxos crawl in Logrono, where we stayed.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 16th, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 59
Views: 3843

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

La Nouvelle Maison in Boca (the excellent French restaurant with the same owners as Trattoria Romana) has corkage free Wednesdays. Otherwise, corkage is $45 (and an expensive, French-centric wine list).
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 10th, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond
Replies: 14
Views: 1025

Re: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond

Thank you for the early look at these wines, Brian! Have you had the '17 Three twins or Steltznernyet?
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 9th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 65
Views: 2184

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

If you want to pick and choose your wines for each shipment, how does winery protect themselves from members just picking the most desirable stuff and leaving behind the least attractive? I think that you hit the nail on the head as to why many people don't like clubs; noboody wants to be forced to...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 9th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 65
Views: 2184

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

I buy directly from many California wineries, but have not ever - and would not ever - be on a list that I didn't get to pick what I bought. In fact, I have dropped off a few mailing lists that required 3-pack purchases of specific wines without any flexibility (such as 2 of 1, 1 of another, or buyi...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 6th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25735

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Calling someone a racist seems to be the popular way of saying you don't like what somebody says these days. Sorry but I am calling BS on this. In this instance, I don't agree that the post was racist, but I understand how someone else might disagree, and it has nothing do with whether I or anyone ...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 6th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25735

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Calling someone a racist seems to be the popular way of saying you don't like what somebody says these days. Sorry but I am calling BS on this. In this instance, I don't agree that the post was racist, but I understand how someone else might disagree, and it has nothing do with whether I or anyone ...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 2nd, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3483
Views: 319412

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Please report back when you get them!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 1st, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 3784

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Definitely buying. Love the idea of a mixed case with free shipping . . . Leah, if you're reading? (lol)
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 1st, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2204

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

I've been really impressed with the efficacy of Repour, but they're single bottle use and a bit of an environmental waste. Cheers, Warren I have had very good results with Repour as well. I recall getting an email from them fairly recently about recycling . . . I believe they are made from 100% rec...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 1st, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 59
Views: 3843

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

Hank Victor wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 2:28 pm
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Anybody know what the corkage policy is at Il Gabbiano in Miami?
I am pretty sure they don't allow BYOB.
Thanks, Hank. Ken confirmed this as well.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 30th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11887

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

AD Northup wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 12:19 pm
matt d wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 11:01 am
full wish list granted
Anyone else hear back yet?
Got an email yesterday that my wish was granted.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 28th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short Nor Cal Trip: TNs from Rhys and Kutch Visits
Replies: 29
Views: 1898

Re: Short Nor Cal Trip: TNs from Rhys and Kutch Visits

Thank you, Frank and Brig! Fantastic write-up of your visit to 2 of my 3 favorite domestic pinot producers! Jealous would be an understatement, but very appreciative of your notes and descriptions.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 19th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine experiences in Napa
Replies: 22
Views: 1392

Re: Wine experiences in Napa

I did a fun tasting with black glasses at ZD many years ago
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 18th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 1304

Re: Miami Restaurant Reccos

Finest Italian Call way ahead for a Friday or Saturday reservation. Closed Sunday. Il Gabbiano https://www.ilgabbianomia.com/ Anyone know the corkage policy at Il Gabbiano? Thanks. They do not allow any outside bottles. One of the few restaurants we frequent that we do not bring our own. The wine l...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 17th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 1304

Re: Miami Restaurant Reccos

Ken Strauss wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 8:57 am
Finest Italian
Call way ahead for a Friday or Saturday reservation.
Closed Sunday.
Il Gabbiano
https://www.ilgabbianomia.com/
Anyone know the corkage policy at Il Gabbiano? Thanks.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 17th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 59
Views: 3843

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

Anybody know what the corkage policy is at Il Gabbiano in Miami?
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 16th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAXUM OPEN
Replies: 44
Views: 3298

Re: SAXUM OPEN

Saxum gets it! What a nice gesture to offer the Gratias. Interested to try the Hexe too.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 16th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 80
Views: 5441

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

I have cut back on so many mailers, largely due to moving to a home with a much smaller wine cellar + already having way too much wine, but I can't pass on these cabs.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 10th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2367

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

I’m going to the Palm in Bal Harbour on saturday. Summer special is for 2 people at $109, you get a 4lb lobster, two apps, and one side. Now if their corkage fee wasn’t $35, I’d be deliberating what to bring! Jealous of your above “massacre” Evan - I was just there a couple weeks ago. Pay the corka...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 9th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 28
Views: 1144

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Sherri, since you are a frequent visitor to New Orleans, what restaurants do you like? Diane - there is a great thread on New Orleans restaurants in the Epicurean forum that will be helpful: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=120998 Depends on what you are looking for - there ...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 9th, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 28
Views: 1144

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Avoid the Ritz. I usually like the Ritz, but this one was in an unsatisfactory location and a subpar hotel. Really? I've stayed there several times over the last couple years and I thought it was great. We booked it for graduation weekend next year too. I also like the Windsor Court. The street the...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 8th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2831

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

MBerto wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Smith-Madrone, up Spring Mountain Road. Classic napa, old school, will probably taste with one of the Smith brothers, and great views.
This for sure.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
July 8th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 28
Views: 1144

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Peter Metzger wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Avoid the Ritz. I usually like the Ritz, but this one was in an unsatisfactory location and a subpar hotel.
Really? I've stayed there several times over the last couple years and I thought it was great. We booked it for graduation weekend next year too.

I also like the Windsor Court.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 26th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 1304

Re: Miami Restaurant Reccos

Nick Gangas wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 11:47 am
looking for something a little more cutting edge. Has anyone been to LOs Fuegos ?
How about Swan? I have been twice. Super trendy and don't even think about going til 11 pm.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 26th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 87
Views: 6663

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

EHeffner wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 8:29 pm
No SLD in Boca. Only the 16’ Oakville. Also grabbed a OVZ and sauv blanc from the Kirkland label. At these prices, impulse buys are too easy
The rioja was in stock last time I was in. Haven't tried this year's version, but at $6.99 not a huge risk! (Last year's was a crowd pleaser.)
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 18th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 1304

Re: Miami Restaurant Reccos

If you visit Wynnwood, check out KYU.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 13th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3257

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Your title is perfect! Unique and awesome experience to visit their property, incredible wines and amazing people.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 10th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 142045

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Sherman's Gold Zinfandel all dried up and lacking energy. Kind of early for this to be slipping down hill don't you think? Very disappointing. Terrible to hear this but thank you for sharing your experience, as that is really the point of this thread! The only '14 Bedrock red I have tried has ...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 10th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 59
Views: 3843

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

Cafe La Buca in Pompano only $10 corkage (used to be free but they recently got a beer and wine license)
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 9th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting the 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Blind tasting the 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard

Impressive! And great note. I have a lot of experience drinking Bedrock reds but there is zero chance I could blindly pick out one of their single vineyards.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 7th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1353
Views: 67993

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Funny! I made (paleo) shrimp burgers last night too! Homemade (paleo) remoulade and served on butter lettuce in lieu of buns. Tasted great.
shrimp burgers.JPG
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 5th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1780

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

Every week staples: Fresh fruit and citrus (berries, mango, variety of melon, cherries, lemons and limes) Fresh veggies (different salad greens, avocado, tomatoes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, peppers, red onions, broccolini, romanesco, mushrooms - whatever looks good at local vegetable market) He...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 5th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Spain wine trip - focus on Ribera del Duero and Rioja
Replies: 7
Views: 1631

Re: Spain wine trip - focus on Ribera del Duero and Rioja

Hi Mark - lots of info in the Travel Forum.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
June 4th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions
Replies: 92
Views: 5112

Re: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions

Agree with Raza and Arturo's but unfortunately they are not in Union County. Chris and Mike, thanks for info on Ava's. These days we mostly make pizza at home. Not Union county but not that far from you - our favorite local pizza and red sauce joint has always been Reservoir in South Orange. I love...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
May 29th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 142045

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014_Bedrock_OVZ.jpg 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine - my first foray into Morgan's 2014 and it did not disappoint. Still enjoying some 12's and 13's but I wanted to check in on this wine, always my first bottling of each vintage. Drinking well - spices and fruit on the flavor profile, not...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
May 23rd, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Calif Cabs...(long/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: TN: Some Calif Cabs...(long/boring)

Thanks for the notes, Tom. Question on the Bedrock Tinto, since I have only 1. Do you think this will improve with age? Or do you recommend drinking it in the near term?
by Sherri S h a p i r o
May 18th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York
Replies: 29
Views: 1069

Re: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York

Would be very surprised if you find Carlisle, Bedrock, Alpha Omega in any appreciable quantity or selection..These are primarily mailing list wines. I have seen both Carlisle and Bedrock at Wine Library, Amanti Vino and Bottle King in NJ. John - the best part about living in NJ as a wine lover is t...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
May 11th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother's Day 2019 - What are you guys opening?
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Mother's Day 2019 - What are you guys opening?

Thinking of doing an 02 Ponsot CdlR and a 14 PYCM Chassagne Montrachet 1er. What are you guys planning on opening on Sunday? Harvey - gentle reminder that not everyone here is a "guy" and some of us are even (wait for it . . .) moms. I will be celebrating with my kids and bringing an '01 Valdicava ...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
May 10th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1412
Views: 164374

Re: Official Costco Thread

That means we don’t tell each other’s wives what we report on these here boards, right? Gentle reminder that not everyone on this board that buys tons of wine is a man . . . Sorry, Sherri. I almost put “/husbands” but figured every woman on here is badass and would beat her husband if he questioned...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
May 10th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1412
Views: 164374

Re: Official Costco Thread

San Francisco has finally received the 08' doms. $145 a bottle. Had plenty out when I went today, left with 24. (not all for my self) No judgement here! You're in the wine trust tree ;) That means we don’t tell each other’s wives what we report on these here boards, right? Gentle reminder that not ...

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