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by JKim
November 7th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter

I love using MWND for making a bomb old fashioned.
by JKim
October 25th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

There are tons of Grand Reserve members. And that is those that made it from last year and new members for this year. But, it sounds like TW is going to stratify based on THIS years spend. So if you are a Grand Reserve but have spent very little this year, it sounds like you have less of a chance to...
by JKim
November 15th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 3095

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

In Majorca, we loved Es Pati in tiny Sant Llorenc des Cardessar so much, we ate there twice. Reservations are mandatory.
by JKim
November 13th, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Older beer - including BCBS variants, Bruery, lots of stouts and sours
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: FS: Older beer - including BCBS variants, Bruery, lots of stouts and sours

Updated for sold and shipping is now free with a six bottle purchase.
by JKim
November 12th, 2018, 9:54 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Older beer - including BCBS variants, Bruery, lots of stouts and sours
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: FS: Older beer - including BCBS variants, Bruery, lots of stouts and sours

Kevin Stine wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 5:48 pm
BIN

Goose Island


Vanilla Rye $175
Backyard Rye $130
2012
2013 Barleywine x 2 $20
2014 Barleywine $20
2016 Barleywine $20
2013 BCBS multiples $15 (how many?)
2014 BCBS multiples $15(how many?)
sent you a pm
by JKim
November 12th, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Older beer - including BCBS variants, Bruery, lots of stouts and sours
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: FS: Older beer - including BCBS variants, Bruery, lots of stouts and sours

c fu wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 8:25 pm
YOU ARE ALIVE
Lol, been busy with work and family. But I read the board.
by JKim
November 12th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Older beer - including BCBS variants, Bruery, lots of stouts and sours
Replies: 10
Views: 924

FS: Older beer - including BCBS variants, Bruery, lots of stouts and sours

Looking to decrease my beer collection. All have been cellared in my locker. Open to trades for wine and whiskey also. Price is per bottle. Buyer pays shipping and assumes all risk once shipped. Buy 6 bottles and shipping is free. Westvleteren XII cap date 15.01.17 x 5 cap date 09.10.16 x 2 $20 all ...
by JKim
November 9th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Also, TW needs a higher tier than Grand Reserve. The program has been too devalued with the ability to earn points so easily with 2-5x on some purchases. Just too many GR members at this point.
by JKim
October 25th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

So predictable. I don’t understand why e-commerce sites can’t get their act together. It happened last year, you added way more GR members, you have to account for the increased number of ppl that will log on all at once. They should just go back to just releasing it to stores and send out the surpr...
by JKim
October 25th, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Crashing for me too. Not surprised, I bet CA added a bunch of GR members. I got as far as entering my offer code and then hung up there. No checkout page. Now back at picking a store with no stores popping up. I bet they reschedule again.
by JKim
August 24th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th
Replies: 46
Views: 2254

Re: best cities in Spain

Anyone spend time on Mallorca? I can get in the Park Hyatt on points (but it's pretty remote; a half hour plus to anything). Love Mallorca. One of the highlights of our Spain trip last year. We stayed at Park Hyatt Mallorca on points also and great value at 20k/night. Standard rooms are huge and th...
by JKim
July 30th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: <$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker
Replies: 22
Views: 1379

<$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker

Balvenie 21 Portwood. The peat is mild on the Springbank 18 but still there and you won’t like it if you want to avoid all peat. Or Macallan.
by JKim
June 7th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Rewards Changes
Replies: 64
Views: 4581

Total Wine Rewards Changes

I rarely buy wine from TW, but their spirits and beer selection is fantastic. I'm glad TW is local to me for that reason alone.
by JKim
June 5th, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London
Replies: 24
Views: 723

Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London

I used Blackberrycars a few years ago. Great service and competitive prices.

http://www.blackberrycars.com
by JKim
March 9th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 3 Bottles of Scotch - Your Recs at $60-$250
Replies: 25
Views: 1775

3 Bottles of Scotch - Your Recs at $60-$250

Joe, Gotta give me three specific bottles. Your three that you would buy for you. I'm interested in figuring out what folks would get themselves with that budget. I'll eventually pick three or so that I've not had a bunch of and try those. But I'm not looking for producer names. I've had at least o...
by JKim
March 8th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 3 Bottles of Scotch - Your Recs at $60-$250
Replies: 25
Views: 1775

3 Bottles of Scotch - Your Recs at $60-$250

Personal consumption or gift? Exploring scotch or you know what you like? Peat vs Sherry? Prefer single malt or is blend ok? Willing to look outside U.K.? Anyway, without knowing anything, these are diverse and some of my favs, although I'm not a huge peat guy: Balvenie Macallan Springbank Lagavulin...
by JKim
November 27th, 2017, 10:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

I think one bottle total of either PVW or BTAC is fair and spreads the wealth. Also like TW rewarding their customers that have spent the most at their stores. There will never be a fair way of distributing allocated items and someone will always feel screwed, but the online first come first serve i...
by JKim
November 15th, 2017, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine coming to NYS
Replies: 68
Views: 4213

Total Wine coming to NYS

TW has great beer and spirits selections if you branch out from wine. I rarely buy wine at TW but have on occasion when a 20% coupon hits my inbox and they have some Champagne or other interesting stuff in stock.

Love having TW close just for the beer and spirits alone.
by JKim
November 9th, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FT: ‘13 Schrader Old Sparky Mag ISO: PVW
Replies: 3
Views: 792

FT: ‘13 Schrader Old Sparky Mag ISO: PVW

Looking for Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye mainly. Possibly would trade for PVW 15 but 1st priority is VWFRR. Straight 1:1 trade. Let me know if you’re interested.
by JKim
November 9th, 2017, 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Portland OR with kids
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Portland OR with kids

Salt and Straw for some awesome ice cream! Deschutes is family friendly and fun place to grab some Portland brews with some food.
by JKim
November 7th, 2017, 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Yosemite Lodging
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Yosemite Lodging

I would only stay at the Ahwahnee for accommodations inside the Valley. Otherwise, I’d camp, but getting a camp site is even harder than getting a room at the Ahwahnee. Small rooms, paper thin walls, and dated decor...but still worth every penny to stay in the historic hotel. Restaurant is good, but...
by JKim
November 6th, 2017, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Southern California Wine Cellar Contractor?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Southern California Wine Cellar Contractor?

I believe forum member Leslie used Coastal and was quite pleased.

https://www.winecellarsbycoastal.com
by JKim
November 4th, 2017, 10:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Disfrutar in Barcelona...anyone been? Other suggestions.
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Disfrutar in Barcelona...anyone been? Other suggestions.

We tried for reservations a month in advance over the summer for Disfrutar and they were booked solid. Make reservations early. We have good friends that loved Disfrutar so much they ate there twice! Tickets Restaurante is also well regarded but was also booked solid when we tried for reservations. ...
by JKim
November 2nd, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

I order tomorrow. Any tips on quick checkout? JKim: were our tips helpful? Hellz yeah! I was able to secure a PVW 23 and you and Scott’s tips were really helpful. The pages still took forever to load but got the confirmation email. I think TW should separate NoCal from SoCal as I think there are to...
by JKim
November 1st, 2017, 9:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

Good stuff, Ben. Thanks!
by JKim
November 1st, 2017, 8:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

Many thanks, Scott!
by JKim
November 1st, 2017, 7:44 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

I order tomorrow. What do you guys mean by the drop down menu? What do you see when ordering opens? Also, once you pick a store, will the choices only be what’s still available? Any tips on quick checkout?
by JKim
October 30th, 2017, 8:40 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

I haven’t gotten a new email yet. TW must be busy upgrading their crap servers.
by JKim
October 24th, 2017, 2:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

Seems so simple to me, it’s not like TW doesn’t know how many GR members there are. Count up all the GR members, anticipate that the vast majority will try for a bottle and see if the servers can handle that much traffic all at once. Oh, and test the servers BEFORE the actual release. <SMH>
by JKim
October 24th, 2017, 10:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

Even last year with the surprise email and run your A** to the store was better
by JKim
October 24th, 2017, 9:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

Got off the phone with TW. They are going to reschedule the release at a later date. No word on when. Look for an email later this afternoon.

I am so NOT surprised this happened. It ALWAYS happens on first come first serve when an e-commerce site has never done this type of thing before.
by JKim
October 20th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

C Chen wrote:Waiting for that e-mail...
Are you a Grand Reserve? Everyone I know that is GR got the email yesterday.
by JKim
October 20th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 200
Views: 20336

Total Wine Pappy Offer

Yeah, first year with this method. I like that you can only pick one bottle out of all the VWs and BTACs. Spreads the bottles around. Hope their server can handle the traffic, some sites that do this kind of online first come first serve crash right when it starts...Yes, I’m looking at you Bevmo. My...
by JKim
October 5th, 2017, 11:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 495
Views: 30921

Anyone use Global Entry Program?

I have to renew the global entry for my family soon. Is the interview necessary for renewals?
by JKim
September 29th, 2017, 8:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Daily drinker Scotches
Replies: 61
Views: 3121

Daily drinker Scotches

I am more of a Speyside guy and don't much like heavy peat so don't have frog or lag on my shelf. But, there's usually Balvenie, Macallan, Glenrothes, Aberlour open at my house. Have quite a few Japanese malts open too. And tons of bourbon/rye.
by JKim
September 25th, 2017, 11:06 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: PVW 15, 20, VWFRR, Booker's 25th, JPS 17, 18 FT: Other bourbon or wine
Replies: 1
Views: 420

ISO: PVW 15, 20, VWFRR, Booker's 25th, JPS 17, 18 FT: Other bourbon or wine

Looking to see if someone wants to move any Van Winkles, B25 or JPS. I have for trade: Bourbon/Rye Lot B ORVW BTAC Willett '14-'16 Four Roses Small Batch LE Four Roses Elliott's Four Roses Al Young CEH Taylor Limited Editions Booker's Rye PHC 7, 8 & 10 Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon Other whiskeys C...
by JKim
September 7th, 2017, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm 2015 Save the date
Replies: 63
Views: 5770

Realm 2015 Save the date

Not on the list, but curious. What are the release prices for each?
by JKim
August 26th, 2017, 7:38 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe Next Summer- Suggestions....
Replies: 36
Views: 1550

Europe Next Summer- Suggestions....

Was looking at St. Regis in Mallorca and Cotton House or W in Barcelona. I'll check out Hyatt, but SPG/Marriott points likely used unless we use points for flight. St. Regis Mallorca would be an amazing place to stay at. Forgot that you had SPG points. St. Regis is usually a category 7, so most lik...
by JKim
August 25th, 2017, 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe Next Summer- Suggestions....
Replies: 36
Views: 1550

Europe Next Summer- Suggestions....

Norwegian air flies direct to Barcelona. It's their 787 Dreamliner and great metal to fly in. I highly recommend premium seats in front of you can swing the extra cash as the extra legroom and recline is well worth it IMHO. Tons of flights to Mallorca from Barcelona and about a 30 min flight. I woul...
by JKim
August 25th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe Next Summer- Suggestions....
Replies: 36
Views: 1550

Europe Next Summer- Suggestions....

Nice! You could squeeze in another city or two in 14 days, but Mallorca and Barcelona for 10 days would be an amazing trip. Not sure if you collect Chase Ultimate Rewards points but they transfer 1:1 to Hyatt. The new Park Hyatt Mallorca is only about a year old and AMAZING! Great value for a Park H...
by JKim
August 21st, 2017, 8:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe Next Summer- Suggestions....
Replies: 36
Views: 1550

Europe Next Summer- Suggestions....

We just got back from Spain. Me, wife and 10 y/o daughter. Loved it. Since we have similar aged kids, I'm sure school schedule influences when you can go on these long vacations and summer is the easiest. But, it was HOT as hell in southern Spain. Almost unbearably hot. My biggest memory of Sevilla ...
by JKim
August 19th, 2017, 7:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: International Driving Permit
Replies: 51
Views: 2944

International Driving Permit

Just got back from Spain, car rental didn't need an international license but they stated it was needed if I got pulled over by law enforcement, so glad I had it for peace of mind. As a side note, Enterprise offered me an upgrade to a diesel Mercedes that was an auto instead of a manual compact that...
by JKim
June 29th, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for shatterproof wine (beverage) glasses for pool patio use
Replies: 21
Views: 934

Looking for shatterproof wine (beverage) glasses for pool patio use

The Williams-Sonoma Duraclears are SO nice. Love them. But SO pricey, couldn't bring myself to pay that much cuz I needed so many. I needed a bunch of outdoor poolside stemware also and bought these from Pier 1 Imports. Cheap and look nice. Very robust. http://www.pier1.com/clarity-clear-acrylic-ste...
by JKim
May 22nd, 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Whistler Restaurant Recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Whistler Restaurant Recommendations?

Red Door was our favorite. But it's not in the village so you need a car or a taxi/ride.
by JKim
May 14th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Credit Cards and Currency for Travellers
Replies: 42
Views: 2226

Credit Cards and Currency for Travellers

Also, it goes without saying, but a friendly reminder, check the terms and benefits of your CC and make sure it has free foreign transaction fees.
by JKim
April 30th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Southern Spain recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Southern Spain recommendations

Oh, I'm like you, I plan the whole trip. All I do is give the travel agent the days and location I'm looking to book a hotel and she gives me what hotel she's affiliated with and pricing. Then I either choose to book the hotels with her or tell her I'll pass on the choices offered. Very similar to A...

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