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by Sherri S h a p i r o
February 19th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Vintage Comparison
Replies: 18
Views: 1073

Re: Napa Vintage Comparison

Agreed - 2013 is probably going to end up being better than '12 or '14, but those are earlier drinking for Napa Cab. A ton of structure in a great year like 2013. I've found that 2011's have been an amazing surprise, when you look for quality producers. Everyone was so afraid of 2011 in Napa but so...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
February 18th, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1326
Views: 81610

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

‘14 Montafi, can’t imagine this being any more perfect for this vineyard. Hints of eucalyptus lots of dark cherry, nothing over done. Sounds great! I have not touched any Carlisle '14's yet, but after reading your note, Peter, you've reminded me that I need to at least check in on my stash since it...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
February 3rd, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2071
Views: 122937

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

BEDROCK '13 PAPERA.jpg
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Papera Ranch - best '13 Bedrock I have had BY FAR! Excellent and improved with each class. Think the 13's are finally in their drinking window (for me)!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
January 17th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1087
Views: 115367

Re: Official Costco Thread

Picked up the 2015 Kirkland Toscana and the 2012 Kirkland Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva out of curiosity! At $13.99, not a big gamble.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
January 17th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 156
Views: 7068

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

For those of you who have tested these glasses, how are you cleaning them? Do they fit and do well in the dishwasher? This is always my issue, as I have broken too many Zalto/GG stems hand washing, and my dishwasher top rack doesn't have space for the taller glasses (Zalto). I really love drinking o...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
January 11th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Riesling Zweiter Zweieiiger Zwilling
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Riesling Zweiter Zweieiiger Zwilling

Wow! Tremendous praise coming from you, David. I buy the various Bedrock rieslings and have enjoyed previous bottlings. Looking forward to trying this one!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
January 9th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 6880

Re: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer

Like others, I have been significantly curtailing my purchases. But this is one of 3 domestic pinots I am still buying. Terrific wines, and while the Sonoma Coast is the QPR champ and drinks well early, I like the single vineyards, particularly summa and summa ov, with some age.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
January 8th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2071
Views: 122937

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Yeah man, just starting to crack into the 13s and I think you’re right — will keep posting notes! +1 Have drank most of my 2012 Bedrock zins and zin blends, and started dabbling in 13's late last year. Other than the old vine zin (which was delicious), these have not seemed nearly as approachable (...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
January 6th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2071
Views: 122937

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Ode to Lucian. Bedrock's version of Bandol inspired wine. A blend of 63% Mourvèdre, 27% Grenache and 10% Syrah all from ancient vines. Great showing last night, a mix of dark cherry, raspberry and earthy blackberry, dried herbs and tar. Good acidity, a bit of ripe tannin, it was all good with ...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
January 4th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose in winter
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Rose in winter

Rarely, if ever, drank rose in the winter in NJ, but now that I am in Florida, I drink it all year round!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
January 3rd, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1087
Views: 115367

Re: Official Costco Thread

Scott Brunson wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 11:40 am
Boca Costco on NYE.
What could possibly go wrong?
Did you find anything good? I am there about once every two weeks and rarely find anything worth buying (in the wine section).
by Sherri S h a p i r o
January 2nd, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New year wine resolutions
Replies: 47
Views: 1762

Re: New year wine resolutions

Reduce purchases significantly.
Drink less frequently (particularly on weeknights).
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 31st, 2018, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Puccini Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: TN: 2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Puccini Vineyard

Great note and high praise, Brian! I have similar impressions on the Bedrock '13's as Rich. Have opened a few in the last couple months and they seemed to need more time.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 26th, 2018, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline protocol
Replies: 55
Views: 1876

Re: Offline protocol

If you bring a special bottle to an offline as the owner of the wine who might have had it for years or decades is it expected you get a bigger pour of your wine compared to others ? or should all pours be equal ? what if the bottle is above its class and price point does that change anything ? ie ...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 25th, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline protocol
Replies: 55
Views: 1876

Re: Offline protocol

Very simple - equal pours of all wines for everyone.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 23rd, 2018, 5:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?
Replies: 27
Views: 880

Re: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?

Michael Bowden wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 12:26 pm
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 4:55 pm
https://www.cookstr.com/recipes/horseradish-cream-sauce

Horseradish and mustard cream sauce from the Silver Palate cookbook. Delicious!
Is this better if made a few days before or should it be day of, etc...?
I make it a day ahead
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 22nd, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

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

Caffe Luna Rosa in Delray (corner of Atlantic & A1A) is $20 corkage.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 20th, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 2749

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

I appreciate the responses and thank you for the input. I will have another discussion with the retailer to get some clarity, based on your suggestions. I gave this topic more thought last night and landed back with the premise of why isn't the winery responsible? Why in this space do the other par...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 18th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

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

A few more: Giuseppi in Boca (on S. federal hwy) is a tiny mom & pop place without a liquor license and welcomes BYO. Small menu but they will gladly make you whatever you want! Nice people. J&J Seafood in Delray (on Atlantic) charges $20 corkage. La Villeta in Boca charges $25 corkage. Have you be...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 17th, 2018, 5:44 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

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

A few more:
Giuseppi in Boca (on S. federal hwy) is a tiny mom & pop place without a liquor license and welcomes BYO. Small menu but they will gladly make you whatever you want! Nice people.

J&J Seafood in Delray (on Atlantic) charges $20 corkage.

La Villeta in Boca charges $25 corkage.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 16th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Bressler Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: TN: 2009 Bressler Cabernet Sauvignon

I own a couple bottles of this - long time buyer of Bressler cabs and always enjoy. Wish the pricing hadn’t climbed.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 14th, 2018, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn Previous Buyers
Replies: 38
Views: 2990

Re: Becklyn Previous Buyers

Wonderful gesture of customer appreciation. I have cut back considerably on mailing list purchases, but I remain a loyal buyer from the smaller wineries that seem to value me as a customer (and produce awesome wine, of course).
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 13th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 6819
Views: 379455

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

Eric White wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 2:58 pm
I was pretty stoked to score a few bottles of the Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva 2005!
Nice score, Eric!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 12th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?
Replies: 27
Views: 880

Re: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?

https://www.cookstr.com/recipes/horseradish-cream-sauce

Horseradish and mustard cream sauce from the Silver Palate cookbook. Delicious!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 12th, 2018, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up
Replies: 24
Views: 2486

Re: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

My allocation included a new bottling from To-Kalon: the M Block, which is on the far eastern side of the vineyard, as part of a seven-bottle pack. I like that they are keeping prices the same (after the purchase by Constellation), but I think I have to skip it this year. House expenses, travel to ...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 9th, 2018, 5:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?

I use it to keep the seasoning on my cast iron pans
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 7th, 2018, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up
Replies: 24
Views: 2486

Re: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

Hard copy arrived in the mail yesterday. 2 x "cellar pack" 2 x old sparky 1 x colesworthy Also have the ability to wishlist additional magnums and something called the "gorgeous pack" with 1 x 2017 Schrader CCS and 3 x 2017 Schrader RBS FYI - (2-day) shipping to my state is $113 per 7-pack and $60 p...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 7th, 2018, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2071
Views: 122937

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

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LOVED this! Such a treat - perfectly in balance and absolutely delicious! Next time Morgan offers Carignan, I am loading up.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 6th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1087
Views: 115367

Re: Official Costco Thread

We just arrived in FL from MA for the winter months and visited the local Costco for supplies. While there, I picked up some wines to try out for "any day" drinkers while we are down here. 2016 Substance CS (12.99) 2017 A to Z Pinot Gris (12.99) 2017 A to Z Riesling (11.99) 2014 Lions de Suduiraut(...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 6th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offered: Small Winery Sunday Sandler 4 and 6 Packs
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: Offered: Small Winery Sunday Sandler 4 and 6 Packs

These are delicious wines and a fantastic price.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 3rd, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Dana Point/Laguna Niguel
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Dana Point/Laguna Niguel

Paging TODD F R E N C H!!!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 3rd, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: 2001 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

I drank quite a few 01 and 02 Etude cabs within a few years of release - haven't had one in a long time. But the standout in my memory is that chocolate taste you described! These were beautiful wines.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
December 3rd, 2018, 5:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best holiday food . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 704

Re: Best holiday food . . .

Totally agree! The smell of latkas frying brings back the happiest childhood memories for me. Making a batch later today.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 29th, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Transporting Wine from NY to Southern Florida
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: Transporting Wine from NY to Southern Florida

First, check with your insurer, in case out-of-home-state storage might affect your home insurance coverage of that wine. I just did this same thing (moved wine from NJ to FL). I have a separate wine rider at each location through Chubb and there were NO ISSUES with respect to moving the wine. In f...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 28th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

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

Scott Brunson wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 2:21 pm
I think The Grove in Delray is $25, but they also have (had?--it's been a while) a cool wine list.
The food is usually quite good.
It's in Pineapple Grove next to the dearly departed Max's.
The chef there often takes the same flywheel class as me! I heard the phone is really good.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 28th, 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3353
Views: 290026

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

Mattstolz wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Matt- how much was the 2012 Il Poggione? I bought that elsewhere and it's terrific.
$39.80. seemed like I got a pretty solid deal on both of these Italian mysteries.
Yep - you did really well!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 27th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3353
Views: 290026

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

Matt- how much was the 2012 Il Poggione? I bought that elsewhere and it's terrific.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 25th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

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

Brought a bottle to Kaluz in Ft. Lauderdale and paid $25 corkage. View and ambience was great; food so-so.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 25th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise
Replies: 22
Views: 662

Re: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise

Free corkage in exchange for $24k in property taxes isn't an awesome trade I wish my taxes in NJ were $24K. Horrific. Taxes and the weather were the reasons I left! But many people are tied to the area, with good jobs in Manhattan and/or family. So if you have to live there, BYO is an amazing silve...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 25th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise
Replies: 22
Views: 662

Re: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise

The best part about living in NJ is all the great BYO restaurants. The food HAS to be good, and often it is. It really was a big part of why I started collecting wine, since many years ago, I always found myself going to my local wine store and buying a bottle for dinner out. Now I am spoiled, and ...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 25th, 2018, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?
Replies: 27
Views: 741

Re: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?

Big pet peeve of mine. When I used to get my wine deliveries in NJ, my town had a styrofoam recycling bin in the town yard - I would pile a bunch into my SUV and felt pretty good about not adding them to the landfill. Now, where I live in Florida, I cannot find anyplace to take them. I called my to...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 25th, 2018, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?
Replies: 27
Views: 741

Re: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?

Big pet peeve of mine. When I used to get my wine deliveries in NJ, my town had a styrofoam recycling bin in the town yard - I would pile a bunch into my SUV and felt pretty good about not adding them to the landfill. Now, where I live in Florida, I cannot find anyplace to take them. I called my to...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 25th, 2018, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4666

Re: Black Friday deals 2018

Chris Johnson wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 4:38 pm
Wayfair has 6 StandArt Gabriel’s for 109 with free shipping.
Thank you - I have some of the Gabriel Golds, which I love, but just broke 1 last week. At $18/glass, this is a terrific deal.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 25th, 2018, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise
Replies: 22
Views: 662

Re: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise

The best part about living in NJ is all the great BYO restaurants. The food HAS to be good, and often it is. It really was a big part of why I started collecting wine, since many years ago, I always found myself going to my local wine store and buying a bottle for dinner out. Now I am spoiled, and I...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 22nd, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?
Replies: 27
Views: 741

Re: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?

Big pet peeve of mine. When I used to get my wine deliveries in NJ, my town had a styrofoam recycling bin in the town yard - I would pile a bunch into my SUV and felt pretty good about not adding them to the landfill. Now, where I live in Florida, I cannot find anyplace to take them. I called my tow...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 18th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Capital Grille nice offer ending tonight 11/18
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Capital Grille nice offer ending tonight 11/18

I did this at the Boca location. Waygu Burger was great (I got the one with carmelized onions), and the Antica Atlas Peak was a good match for it.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 18th, 2018, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4923

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard - delicious! Flavors of tart red fruit and spice - definitely can tell that stems were included. Silky mouthfeel and for me, this has entered its prime drinking window as everything is in balance and has come together beautifully. Forgot to take a picture last n...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 15th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1532

Re: Turkey- Where do you buy it?

Trader Joe's Kosher +1000. Trader Joe's kosher turkeys are the best. And you've got the added plus that they've already been dry brined. I am shocked at this, but trust Elliot's opinion 100%. I stopped buying chicken/meat at TJ years ago because I found the quality to be poor (and freshness sorely ...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
November 15th, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1221
Views: 55355

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Those short ribs look fantastic, Brian!

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