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by Sherri S h a p i r o
October 18th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 74
Views: 1907

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

+1000 The town where I used to live had a recycling yard that included a bin for styrofoam, so while a bit of a pain to load up my car (and get pieces of styro all over), I would make several trips a year and wasn't that bothered by it. But where I live now, there is no styro recycling - I have call...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
October 15th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 24
Views: 627

Re: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Wonderful wine - I drank mine a while ago. I still have quite a few of Fred's zins on hand, which I also love. But I need to start buying his cabs again.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
October 14th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2277
Views: 147150

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Just starting to dip my toes into the 2014's. Opened a '14 Nervo ranch heritage wine this weekend and it was great! Nice! Really happy to hear that Sherri, as the sole 13 Nervo I opened last year was, unfortunately, not good. Zero fruit, and just not pleasurable over 3 days. Glad to hear the 14s ar...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
October 14th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 35
Views: 1881

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Hope I can get at least one of each!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
October 14th, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2277
Views: 147150

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Just starting to dip my toes into the 2014's. Opened a '14 Nervo ranch heritage wine this weekend and it was great!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
October 4th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 228
Views: 23423

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

We're going to the Yogi Berra Museum in a couple of weeks. Any recommendations within a 20 minute ride that's BYO friendly? Thanks. All food types considered. Can be high or low end $. Dan Gil made some great suggestions. A couple other BYO's in montclair that I like are: Zeugma Laurel and Sage Sca...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
September 30th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1471
Views: 174955

Re: Official Costco Thread

Jeff P wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 7:48 am
Bryan Cottriel wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 7:03 pm
I bought one and chilled it down. It’s pretty damn good for $20. I will be buying more.
Agreed
+1 Very good, especially for the price.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
September 25th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ancillary Cellars 2017 release schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: Ancillary Cellars 2017 release schedule

Ordered a few of each of the pinots. Have enjoyed these in the past and recently had a '13 sun chase vineyard pinot that was delicious!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
September 17th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

This has been my experience, as well (i.e., Saxums get better with time). That 2005 rocket block was my favorite Saxum of all time!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
September 12th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard

Thrilled to read this note, David. Will be opening one soon.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
September 10th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

Bud Carey wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 3:38 pm
No Sherri, but I have scout's honor from Will... and the price is right.
Got it! I have bought in the past, and agree about price. I also am an old Regusci cab fan.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
September 10th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

Bud Carey wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 11:20 am
Been looking forward to this one!
Bud - have you tasted the '17?
by Sherri S h a p i r o
September 8th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 1671

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Craig G wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Isn’t there a blind link for this?
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by Sherri S h a p i r o
September 8th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17998

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 1:35 pm
davidsturek wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 10:01 am
I heard a $10 price increase...so $175 per. I’m expecting an email in the next week or so.
Only $10 increase? Whew, I should be good for 2 cases then. [wink.gif]
If only anyone was allocated more than 3 bottles!!!
by Sherri S h a p i r o
September 8th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1401

Re: Newark Airport

Chris Blum wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 11:17 am
Newark airport is terrible. It’s the ‘Newark’ of airports.
- Jeffrey Ross


[rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
Which terminal? Terminal C (United) has been renovated (almost done), and the air train is a really easy way to get to/from rental cars, train to NY, etc.
by Sherri S h a p i r o
September 8th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2277
Views: 147150

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Papera Ranch (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley) 9/8/2019 rated 94 points: Decanted 2 hrs. With my sincerest apologies to the Bedrock Dolinsek Ranch (which I love too) , but for my palate, The Bedrock Papera is the champion of the early drinkin...
by Sherri S h a p i r o
August 26th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 60
Views: 4169

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

Oliv Pit Mediterranean restaurant in Boca charges $20 corkage
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: 326

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: 6
Views: 618

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: 7179
Views: 437615

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: 24
Views: 1367

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: 24
Views: 1365

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: 60
Views: 4169

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: 60
Views: 4169

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: 18
Views: 1265

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: 60
Views: 4169

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: 1137

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: 68
Views: 2975

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: 68
Views: 2975

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: 27174

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: 27174

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: 3522
Views: 332127

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: 4152

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: 2550

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: 60
Views: 4169

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: 12600

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: 35
Views: 2701

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: 1521

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: 1992

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: 1992

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: 60
Views: 4169

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: 3578

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: 87
Views: 6888

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: 2465

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: 29
Views: 1978

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: 29
Views: 1978

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: 3060

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: 29
Views: 1978

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: 1992

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.

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