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by Steve Brickley
August 30th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on SOMM TV?
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Thoughts on SOMM TV?

I have very much enjoyed my subscription. I hope it gets well subscribed because I’d like to see it prosper and continue to explore all parts of the world. Today I watched the Chappellet interview.
by Steve Brickley
August 20th, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Pétillant Brut (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: TN: 2013 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Pétillant Brut (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

I had three of the 2009 Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Réserve Brut. The first was just good. By the time they had a couple years more in bottle they really improved enough so that I just picked up six from Envoyer. At $38 I thought it well worth the price. Maybe they suffer some bottle shock from t...
by Steve Brickley
August 15th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase
Replies: 37
Views: 1492

Re: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase

I use my winecheck for non-wine transport too. I put a box in it, fill it up and fly it to France. I pull the stuff out I am transporting one-way. Fold it up and fly it back in another luggage or carry it on.
by Steve Brickley
August 3rd, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boston Retail Scene?
Replies: 34
Views: 1959

Re: Boston Retail Scene?

Flew some burgs from CA to Boston then found out no BYOB. We had a pre-dinner hotel tasting in paper cups having used a horrible corkscrew to begin with.
by Steve Brickley
August 3rd, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 33
Views: 2155

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

This will be my 12th vintage since starting in 2005 of Porter Bass chard added to storage in 750ml and mags. I’ve so enjoyed these over the years along with the other single vineyards. Some PB’s going to the Nice FR cellar in a strange juxtaposition of drinking California in FR and Chablis in CA. Fun.
by Steve Brickley
July 30th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56291

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

EHeffner wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 5:28 pm
C Chen wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 11:43 am
Asked for a few '07 LdH Vina Tondonia half bottles. Fingers crossed!
Same, although I haven’t heard back yet
Same, haven’t heard back. Posted at 8:00am and I replied 8:05am requesting eight. I am a fan of 375’s.
by Steve Brickley
July 30th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2300

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Funny, we stay in an airbnb apartment in Hawaii. They have not so good glasses, so we bring a pair of Ridge Monte Bello etched glasses each year and leave them. When we come back most are still there.
by Steve Brickley
July 30th, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?

I have replaced all my thicker glasses with the ultra-light Zalto Bordeaux over time. I have snapped my share of Zalto’s, but I so enjoy the delicate feel of them. I’ve learned to clean them by only holding the bowl. Chris Freemott, a Berserker selling them on Commerce Corner that many of you may kn...
by Steve Brickley
July 23rd, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8484

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

So sorry to learn of all of our loss. I have been rereading past threads you all have brought to the front page. This second time around they are even better.
by Steve Brickley
July 23rd, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3548

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Took the second pick of Lytton Springs Zin (decades ago) and stemmed and crushed it into a large plastic pickle barrel. The UC guys said add 3/4 cup of this stuff - Potassium Metabisulfite along with this french champagne yeast. It sterilized the entire batch and fermentation was dead on arrival. Po...
by Steve Brickley
July 19th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"

Wonderful note Kelly especially with my three laying flat. I so enjoyed Picasses and a few others that early on I just bought a variety of years of it and have accumulated ten vintages going back to 1977. The beauty is I am in no rush to drink these as they have such longevity.
by Steve Brickley
July 18th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

Wireless sensor tag. I use it in USA and France. I also use their water sensors for leak detection too in both countries. I use a number of their other products.
by Steve Brickley
July 15th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 2713

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

Ridge Zin with pepperoni pizza.
by Steve Brickley
July 14th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2857

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Dauvissat Forest (Les Clos if you have the $. Exclude premox please)
Alpha Acid Juice Bro IPA - growlers chilled
Cognac - I’ll send the producer by smoke signal
by Steve Brickley
July 3rd, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 446
Views: 42938

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

L e o F r o k i c wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Here's my mess, aprox 16'x16' room...

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Now, where did I put that bottle of.......?
by Steve Brickley
July 3rd, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 446
Views: 42938

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

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Our Nice France apartment has a new fridge. A Liebherr split unit fits maybe 250. You can see the Med Sea view in the reflection of the glass. Unlike the California cellar, this will largely have daily drinkers of rose, bubbles, chablis, beaujolais.
by Steve Brickley
June 26th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg halves do you buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: Which Burg halves do you buy?

RyanC wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Envoyer sometimes has good/cheap options. I got a lot of mileage out of .375s of ‘14 Louis Michel Chablis Montee de Tonerre for $14.99 per. I look for halves whenever I can. Very useful to have around the house.
Did the same twice.
by Steve Brickley
June 23rd, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Podcast on Ridge Monte Bello
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Podcast on Ridge Monte Bello

The podcast GuildSomm has a feature on Ridge Monte Bello.
by Steve Brickley
May 4th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 3038

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

Chablis, but staying short of your 10 year mark. I am moving through all pre 2012 except Raveneau. For the others I am now drinking 2012. Sad, sort of, but thoroughly enjoying them as Chablis is a favorite.
by Steve Brickley
May 4th, 2019, 1:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 4012

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Stepped over that pile by jumping from 2009 to 2014.
by Steve Brickley
April 9th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off-site wine storage options in Boston? Plus general off-site storage questions
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Off-site wine storage options in Boston? Plus general off-site storage questions

My Chubb insurance is worldwide for wine. Only bottle I broke was at my locker and they covered it.
by Steve Brickley
April 5th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3128

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

70 case wine locker. Once near filled, Wine Bank calls and says the same size locker next to mine is emptying. Another set of keys I own/rent. Can you evict the third locker tenant?
by Steve Brickley
April 5th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to keep wine purchased when tasting?
Replies: 29
Views: 1337

Re: Where to keep wine purchased when tasting?

I bring coolers with towels to separate bottles and some of those plastic blue cold things. When we stay overnight, I drag them into the room. Those days are gone for me now though. Plenty of Ceritas transported that way.
by Steve Brickley
March 29th, 2019, 1:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Avignon and CDP Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Avignon and CDP Recommendations

Beaucastel seconded. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Their wine is available in the town central CDP, not the winery, and it’s pricey, as in no bargain. Pegau has very small tasting facility in the town too, across the street from Beaucastels retail shop. Loved cdp.
by Steve Brickley
March 24th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - 2010 Musar
Replies: 17
Views: 1490

Re: PSA - 2010 Musar

Funny, I am new to the red and happened to pick up one for $50 at K&L. I’ll give it try and see. The white has been a beautiful wine.
by Steve Brickley
March 24th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2851

Re: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?

Yes. If a bottle goes to $1,000 for example, I could easily find 5 at $200 to make me feel the decision was worthwhile. Or, frankly, bank the sales proceeds and move on.
by Steve Brickley
March 20th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry
Replies: 66
Views: 3377

Re: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry

Just sent you a friend request. You are welcome to view my cellar. I am one of those one or two bottlers with quite a few 3 to 6+. For me the decision on the quantity has to do with having a greater variety. I do understand your wish to secure a good quantity. I don’t buy many wines from direct allo...
by Steve Brickley
March 20th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker: Entering Cost of Wine Shipments
Replies: 48
Views: 1716

Re: CellarTracker: Entering Cost of Wine Shipments

I only input the cost of the wine without tax and shipping. The two times I use the information where I need to rely on it are (1) buying more of the same wine and wondering what I paid before and (2) selling the wine. When I sell I simply add 9% sales tax and figure $2/bottle shipping for my cost b...
by Steve Brickley
March 20th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1600
Views: 89060

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 12:42 pm
It’s fine, nothing special but very gokd
Michael, thank you.
by Steve Brickley
March 20th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1600
Views: 89060

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Anybody have some thoughts on the 2012 Moët & Chandon Champagne Grand Vintage Brut offer today at $50 per?
by Steve Brickley
March 17th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 Reds w/ Argentina Steaks.
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: 2 Reds w/ Argentina Steaks.

I have had beef from Argentina and it was so tender and tasty.
by Steve Brickley
March 13th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

Similarly love Lucien Crochet Sancerre Le Cul de Beaujeu and have slightly preferred it over Cotat. Both incredible wines. Crochet’s are hard to find here in California.
by Steve Brickley
March 12th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558032

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette because 10 cases of beauj isn’t enough already.
by Steve Brickley
March 12th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Baudry Chinon Croix Boissee [2015 vintage notes added 7.19.19]
Replies: 69
Views: 3253

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Baudry Chinon Croix Boissee

Wow, maybe I should sign back up for their mailing list. It was just too dangerous... Yeah, you almost never see older vintages of this offered. Agree, older Baudry Boissee are impossible for me to backfill compared to Couly-Dutheil and Olga Raffault that library release. Got to love that stinky st...
by Steve Brickley
March 9th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 17 Metras, 89 Raffault
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: TNs: 17 Metras, 89 Raffault

On the Raffault, it is in the eye of the beholder. I understand your and others thoughts on the horsey taste and that it can be offputting. That’s the reason I tend only to open these with my son Matthew who appreciates the funk like I do. They are clearly in my wheelhouse and the 1989 is right ther...
by Steve Brickley
March 9th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts
Replies: 26
Views: 2163

Re: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts

Ceritas.
by Steve Brickley
March 7th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 13510

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Wes Barton wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Scott Fitzgerald wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Wes Barton wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Vintages like '13 and '15 were "back up the truck".
Wes, what are your thoughts on the 2016?
I expect to be try the '16 Estate Cab for the first time this Sunday at the Components Tasting.
We’re headed there Sunday also. I heard the weather may be good that day. See you there.
by Steve Brickley
March 7th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56291

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Remembering the good old days when you could reply to Greg and actually get the wine. Lots of sorry these days.
by Steve Brickley
March 3rd, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideas for Downsizing My Cellar
Replies: 30
Views: 2359

Re: Ideas for Downsizing My Cellar

I know this is a vague and general comment of little use, but when I used Benchmark through CellarTracker, I knew they’d need a decent cut to make it work for them. So, I wasn’t looking for retail. Instead I opted for convenience and speed. On the next round I may look at them vs. K&L as I may wish ...
by Steve Brickley
February 28th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying in and taking delivery in France
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Buying in and taking delivery in France

John Morris wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 10:03 pm
If you bring the wine back to the US eventually, you should be able to reclaim the VAT.
Thanks John. It will be consumed in Nice.
by Steve Brickley
February 27th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying in and taking delivery in France
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Buying in and taking delivery in France

Thanks Charlie. I’ll likely give them a go. The prices don’t include the 19.6% VAT. That changes the math a bit, but California is at 9% or so.
by Steve Brickley
February 27th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideas for Downsizing My Cellar
Replies: 30
Views: 2359

Re: Ideas for Downsizing My Cellar

If you have everything in CellarTracker the new feature to export directly to Benchmark is pretty handy. It will create a spreadsheet that could be sent to other potential buyers as well. I sold six cases of a variety of wines using this method and Benchmark. I’d do it again. I am also nearby K&L a...
by Steve Brickley
February 27th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying in and taking delivery in France
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Buying in and taking delivery in France

We have a place in Nice, France (I know....). I want to purchase wine there for delivery to our apartment there. Outside of visiting Domaines themselves which we do, I would like to buy from a retailer for delivery. As an example, having purchased in California some 2017 Dauvissat Forest for what is...
by Steve Brickley
February 25th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage in SF Bay Area
Replies: 23
Views: 1182

Re: Storage in SF Bay Area

Call Tomas at Wine Bank Menlo Park. I been there years now.
by Steve Brickley
February 24th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine bottles and travel questions
Replies: 19
Views: 837

Re: Wine bottles and travel questions

Wine Check is my go to wine luggage. The added advantage is when I am done with the 12 pack, the luggage folds up and comes home easily for the next trip.
by Steve Brickley
January 25th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvee 3.14
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: TN: 2009 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvee 3.14

2009 has had some good candidates.
by Steve Brickley
January 25th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 1777

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain

We give away bottles of the oil to our clients. When they return, they ask for more. I saved the last two for my own consumption. Beautiful oil and priced so well.
by Steve Brickley
January 21st, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2005 Allemand Cornas les Chaillots
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: TN- 2005 Allemand Cornas les Chaillots

We had a great dinner in Sorgues at La Table de Sorgues. Quite the culinary delight. We’ll have to try your recommendation. Thanks for the post.

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