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by Larry Stein
March 28th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA K&L Wines Website is down
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: PSA K&L Wines Website is down

I had one auction yesterday and have a couple for tomorrow.
by Larry Stein
March 27th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 229642

Re: Official Costco Thread

NV Ayala Brut Majeur $19.97. Andrew Taylor picked up a few bottles for me so I'm not sure which Costco had it.
by Larry Stein
March 27th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!
Replies: 31
Views: 1477

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

Ah, now I understand, thinking it might have been shipped and not gotten to you.
by Larry Stein
March 27th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!
Replies: 31
Views: 1477

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

Doug, don't sweat it. Are you that desperate that you need the wine now? Given current events, he may have bigger fish to fry. I've known Eric personally for many years. He's a stand-up guy. Hell, my Berserkers order from 2019 got lost in the shuffle. I think I finally got it sometime in November. N...
by Larry Stein
March 18th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7660

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

WineBank (storage facility in the SF Bay Area, Menlo Park) closed on Tuesday except for by appointment only. Only 2 people allowed into the locker area at one time and only for a 15 minute time slot. I was there for a good 1 1/2 hours on Monday grabbing enough bottles to fill my home wine fridge. Th...
by Larry Stein
March 15th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7660

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

Given what my daughter’s take is (I gave her background in the other Coronavirus thread), probably 2 months. Same estimate for working from home.
by Larry Stein
March 15th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7660

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

Who knows?! We’re into uncharted territory.
by Larry Stein
March 15th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7660

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

Ridge sent a Facebook post similar to Rombauer’s.
by Larry Stein
March 15th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

We could watch him drop his bottle onto his kitchen floor.
by Larry Stein
March 15th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

I have a routine physical exam scheduled for Thursday. I'm going to ask my doc if I should postpone. I figure I was poked, prodded and scanned with plenty of tests last year. If he wants me to do some routine blood work, fine, but I suspect that won't be necessary.
by Larry Stein
March 14th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

After having a long chat with my daughter, it might be wise to cancel this dinner. By way of background, she's a journalist for Bloomberg.com. Ever since she started there, her beat has been health care oversight and HHS. She's based out of DC. She attends Congressional committee meetings and spends...
by Larry Stein
March 13th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Assemblage - Cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Ridge Assemblage - Cancelled

I just tried and had the option of buying 2.
by Larry Stein
March 13th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7660

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

I'm still planning on going to Ridge on the 29th, just with my wife and the friend who I got a MB Component ticket for. Low-key, bring a picnic and an older bottle of Ridge, taste at the bar.
by Larry Stein
March 13th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

I'm on the fence (leaning towards still having it), but will go with what the group thinks. Restaurants really need support right now. I've been working from home since Monday. My company just mandated that all non-essential-on-site employees are to WFH through 3/27.
by Larry Stein
March 12th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7660

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

I already posted this in the Ridge Monte Bello thread. The March MB Component Event (last weekend of the month) has been cancelled.
by Larry Stein
March 12th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 20724

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Just got an email from Ridge. The March Monte Bello Component event has been cancelled. Not surprising given current circumstances.
by Larry Stein
March 11th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 20724

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Given the coronavirus situation, I wonder if the Component Tasting events will still happen.
by Larry Stein
March 10th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

What did y'all drink?
by Larry Stein
March 9th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Sandi and I went to Panda Dumpling on Thursday...
by Larry Stein
March 9th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Well f*ck, I came down with a cold on Saturday and still have it. Sorry for the late notice, but I'm going to have to bail on tonight's event. Or I can dine alone at one of the 6 foot tables outside.
by Larry Stein
February 28th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

That budget is fine. I'm ok with a little more, too.
by Larry Stein
February 27th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 4634

Re: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

Piling on...

It was a grand evening and event. Thanks everyone for your contributions and camaraderie and especially to George and Blake for putting this together.
by Larry Stein
February 25th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23/24

Yeah, Hi Gary!

Unless Gary has real pull at CP, they changed ownership and the scuttlebutt is the food went way downhill.
by Larry Stein
February 25th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23/24

Put me down for a yes on the 24th. Looks like sushi so I'm interested.
by Larry Stein
February 25th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23

It we're doing raw fish on the 23rd/24th, I'm in for that, too. Otherwise, I'm undecided.
by Larry Stein
February 25th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23?

Put down for the 9th.
by Larry Stein
February 20th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23?

I'd go for Gintei!
by Larry Stein
February 19th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23?

I'm with Alan and if given a choice for Sole, the 23rd over the 9th. Most likely, I'll only go to one dinner.
by Larry Stein
February 14th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3679

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March?

Can't do the 16th. 9th or 23rd work for me.
by Larry Stein
February 10th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 4634

Re: It's Feb 10 time to confirm: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

I'm in. Don't have any CA Pinot that old. I can bring a bottle of Champ or '01 Trimbach CFE
by Larry Stein
February 7th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.
Replies: 80
Views: 5623

Re: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.

Sandler is Ed's own operation as opposed to August West which is a partnership. He makes many Pinots!
by Larry Stein
February 7th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.
Replies: 80
Views: 5623

Re: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.

I'd add Sandler to the list.
by Larry Stein
February 2nd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 20724

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

That’s exactly what I do. Retirement is in 4 months. I make no guarantees if I buy or not next year. 😉
by Larry Stein
January 31st, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 4634

Re: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

We use the method where one person pours using a 50ml beaker. With that, we can keep the pour at ~30ml for 20 people. The entire time, that person keeps the bottle in a near-horizontal position. We've found it's the best way for keeping as much sediment as possible in the bottle.
by Larry Stein
January 30th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 4634

Re: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

Wes Barton wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Larry Stein wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 6:12 pm
I must have an old address. Do you want me to look into borrowing beakers?
Found mine. 500ml Pyrex.
I assume that's a typo and you mean 50ml?
by Larry Stein
January 29th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 4634

Re: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

I must have an old address. Do you want me to look into borrowing beakers?
by Larry Stein
January 29th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 4634

Re: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

I pm'd George about beakers (George, read your email!) . It makes total sense to have one person pour a particular bottle for the entire table to keep the sediment factor down.
by Larry Stein
January 27th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: OFFER EXTENDED: Berserker Edition Wine Check and the 'Berserker Barfer' special, and Wine Flies Free!
Replies: 42
Views: 2263

Re: Berserker Edition Wine Check and the 'Berserker Barfer' special, and Wine Flies Free!

Do I need to have the Alaska Airlines wine check cover to take advantage of their offer? I have one of the original ones, ordered in 2014. I've used it a couple of times to Europe and back, and it's worked great!
by Larry Stein
January 24th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27
Replies: 51
Views: 1823

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27

Cleveland Browns fans are attending?
by Larry Stein
January 23rd, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27
Replies: 51
Views: 1823

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27

I'll bring a blind dry white.
by Larry Stein
January 20th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27
Replies: 51
Views: 1823

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27

Yeah, but Alan is a bit noisy so a private room ain't gonna be much help.
by Larry Stein
January 16th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27
Replies: 51
Views: 1823

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27

How much will they charge for shakeage?
by Larry Stein
January 16th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27
Replies: 51
Views: 1823

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27

Private room is good! Let's give it a whirl.
by Larry Stein
January 16th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27
Replies: 51
Views: 1823

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27

After getting a new iPhone for myself (it would've cost more to replace the battery than the phone was worth), Sandi and I went to Pinstripes again. Sandi got the Farmer's Market salad which was pretty damn good. I got the Margherita flatbread. The choices in that menu section can be made as a flatb...

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