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by John O'
September 25th, 2020, 5:12 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer
Replies: 41
Views: 2995

Re: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer

Enjoyed the 2018 RRV Chardonnay last night from the sampler pack. Reminded me of Sandhi. This isn't a "sleuthing" observation, just a descriptor.
by John O'
September 7th, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

Richard Jen wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 6:50 pm
John O' wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 12:07 pm
cracked my first OG. The Chard, # 12. Pleased as punch. Not the oak monster the Cyclist made it out to be.
Thanks for the note, John. Would you mind sharing your serving temperature?
Initially cold from the fridge. Left out and drank over about an hour.
by John O'
September 7th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

cracked my first OG. The Chard, # 12. Pleased as punch. Not the oak monster the Cyclist made it out to be. Very good to hear, thank you for the the report. Patiently (sort of) waiting for my case. On a total tangent, on a wonderful pre-Covid trip to Paris in February, I was thinking of you. Odd, I ...
by John O'
September 6th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

cracked my first OG. The Chard, # 12. Pleased as punch. Not the oak monster the Cyclist made it out to be.
by John O'
August 19th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions

awilliamson4 wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 8:25 am
Also we will not be traveling into Canada and any other restaurant recommendations in the FLX area are appreciated.
The Aurora Inn either for the accommodations or restaurant
by John O'
August 5th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

grabbed 27 and 28. Coombsville sold out
by John O'
July 31st, 2020, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

To be fair, he never said this wine costs $25. That’s right, On rereading, I have to agree it’s probably the Mother Clone. Which is typically available under $15 for a single bottle at retail outlets. Not sure the equivalent price of $10.40 + tax / bottle to blind-buy an entire case makes a compell...
by John O'
July 27th, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3639

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

I've had a Zoji for years and it's great. I've tried to google "flavored rice in a rice cooker recipes" (e.g. rice pilaf) with very little success. Any suggestions?
by John O'
July 17th, 2020, 3:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2336
Views: 199590

Re: Steak Porn

After ordering and loving many hangers from Flannery, I ordered hangers from the D'Artagnan in NJ. Great price (on sale) and pretty low bar for free shipping. Was surprised to see the whole thing came intact and required "butchering" to get the sinew/connective tissue out. Made a half-hearted effort...
by John O'
July 15th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 12:34 pm
John O' wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 12:24 pm
re-upping my question as to whether the whites need to sit for a while after delivery, like the reds.

In an email recently he said:

"Whites need 4-6 weeks to get through shock and red wines 2-3 months. Thanks again!"
Thanks
by John O'
July 15th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

re-upping my question as to whether the whites need to sit for a while after delivery, like the reds.
by John O'
July 15th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

Annnd #20 is sold out. So much for high alcohol...hope its good and not too hot [cheers.gif] Yeah, normally that would make me hesitate, but Cameron has pulled a lot of rabbits out of a lot of hats, so I bit. Yeah, I reluctantly decided to pass based on the 15.9%, them my brother calls saying he bo...
by John O'
July 12th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: In praise of leftovers
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: In praise of leftovers

leftover salt potatoes are great for home fries
by John O'
July 12th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

do we need to let the Chard and SB coming next week sit for 10 weeks like the reds?
by John O'
July 9th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again
Replies: 20
Views: 1114

Re: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again

Spent some time in NE Ohio and noticed how expensive wine was compared to NY.
by John O'
July 9th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

he's shipping 2 day air to NY. Don't recall if that was promised. If not, a nice surprise.
by John O'
July 9th, 2020, 3:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

Very interesting how important reputation is in all of this. In a lot of ways what Cameron is doing is similar to the old Garagiste Mystery Wines, only arguably worse because with de Negoce you never really find out what you got. But, with good reason, there is a lot of trust here for Cameron. Not ...
by John O'
June 30th, 2020, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA
Replies: 18
Views: 1137

Re: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA

Eric Ifune wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:21 pm
No import license? Then you need to hire a customs broker. You'll need a detailed inventory including alcohol content for each bottle.
The forwarder will arrange this
by John O'
June 28th, 2020, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA
Replies: 18
Views: 1137

Re: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA

I'm in the Logistics business and, while I don't know Hildebrand, I do recommend using a forwarder who specializes in wine. If a problem arises, they'll know how to deal with it.
by John O'
June 19th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540728

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

Any intel on: Timbre Winery Chardonnay Lead Vocals Bien Nacido I Block 2016? $20, free ship on 6
by John O'
June 18th, 2020, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5789

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

1973 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. My folks had a liquor store and were told this bottle would be worth a lot some day because of the Picasso label. Wrapped in foil and left in the basement for 30 years, moved and stored for another 10 years or so. Storage temps were too high.
Pretty much cooked.
by John O'
June 17th, 2020, 4:00 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: FedEx/UPS - I have to start my own wine shipping company.
Replies: 17
Views: 1646

Re: FedEx/UPS - I have to start my own wine shipping company.

I just had an infuriating experience again, which just makes me want to start a dedicated wine shipping company so we can all get away from these idiots. More about that at the end. Customer in Alaska ordered a case for $390. FedEx charges me $158 in shipping to send it there. It get returned to me...
by John O'
June 17th, 2020, 3:58 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: FedEx/UPS - I have to start my own wine shipping company.
Replies: 17
Views: 1646

Re: FedEx/UPS - I have to start my own wine shipping company.

I just had an infuriating experience again, which just makes me want to start a dedicated wine shipping company so we can all get away from these idiots. More about that at the end. Customer in Alaska ordered a case for $390. FedEx charges me $158 in shipping to send it there. It get returned to me...
by John O'
June 15th, 2020, 3:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540728

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

Vince L. wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Has anyone actually gotten the $50 for getting the last bottle.
a long time ago
by John O'
June 14th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540728

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

2014 Sandhi Mt Carmel Pinot Noir $29, free ship on 4
by John O'
June 13th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

ykwon wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Just grabbed the chard. Patio sipper.
+1
by John O'
June 11th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

Received in the Finger Lakes this afternoon. Bottles are room temperature.
by John O'
June 10th, 2020, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7371

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

In most cases, the appellation Bourgogne fruit won't have the same concentration or complexity as the grand cru fruit. So if you treat the Bourgogne like a grand cru -- with a longer maceration on the skins, more stems, smaller barrels, new oak, longer aging -- you'll likely end up with an unbalanc...
by John O'
June 4th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4637
Views: 266028

Re: de Negoce offer

Larry Chmel wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Andre M wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 1:47 pm
OG #8 includes free shipping. So this might help to justify the purchase.
Where do you see free shipping? Or do you have to checkout first?
just bought $29 / case shipping
by John O'
June 3rd, 2020, 3:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions

Markus S wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 7:23 am
Dennis Borczon wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 6:55 am
... FLX is lovely, but it is NOT compact. Those wineries can be really spread out in distance, plan carefully!
And, last I heard (because of COVID), Canada-US Border closed to all but commercial traffic.
Yep, at present closed through June 21
by John O'
June 2nd, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33460

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Dario requested a Jorge for his graduation dinner tonight. Thawed yesterday, rubbed w salt and on a wire rack in the fridge overnight. Reverse sear is the plan. Duck fat roasted fingerlings, sautéed shrooms w herbs, caesar salad, homemade sourdough, Jules’ key lime pie. Damn. I think that is the pe...
by John O'
May 31st, 2020, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date
Replies: 26
Views: 1818

Re: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date

I thought I was pretty good about updating CT. When I did my 1st inventory in 10 years I had about 60 bottles MIA and about 10 that I had "relieved" but were there. That's out of a 750 bottle cellar, that had peaked at around 1,000. In the last few years I've taken to updating CT b4 I take the cork ...
by John O'
May 20th, 2020, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 8000

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

Love CT, couldn't live without it. Probably my OCD, but I keep looking for a consumption category that covers the bottle you bring when invited to dinner at someone else's home. Not really "Gave away as a gift", because I'll have some. I keep toggling between "Drank from my Cellar" and "Brought to a...
by John O'
May 17th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ravines Cerise FingerLakes '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: TN: Ravines Cerise FingerLakes '16...(short/boring)

I love Ravines wines, thanks for the note. Interestingly, I've been coming around to an opinion that I prefer Riesling with some residual sugar. Its harder and harder to find the equivalents of kabinet through auslese in the Finger Lakes. right. after a lifetime of eschewing wines with any touch of...
by John O'
April 30th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 122
Views: 13917

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

Order in. Cameron is not going to come out of the starting blocks with a dud.
by John O'
April 26th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 152
Views: 13326

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

In for 4. Love my Grassl's but this seems to be an offer you can't refuse (plus I'm a klutz)
by John O'
April 16th, 2020, 3:28 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.
Replies: 86
Views: 7546

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.

Ordered a case. First order since the Berserker Cuvee's, which I thought were terrific. So much wine, so little time.
by John O'
April 12th, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 268
Views: 17352

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Love my Moccamaster. Don't love the Jackson Pollock painting on the bottom of the thermal carafe. Any cleaning tips? Researched and picked up Urnex TABZ F61 tablets. EZ-peezy. Took 5 tablets to get the carafe clean. Pretty gross watching the brown liquid pour out each time. Now it looks great.
by John O'
April 12th, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 268
Views: 17352

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Love my Moccamaster. Don't love the Jackson Pollock painting on the bottom of the thermal carafe. Any cleaning tips? Researched and picked up Urnex TABZ F61 tablets. EZ-peezy. Took 5 tablets to get the carafe clean. Pretty gross watching the brown liquid our out each time. Now it looks great.
by John O'
April 2nd, 2020, 3:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 268
Views: 17352

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Love my Moccamaster. Don't love the Jackson Pollock painting on the bottom of the thermal carafe. Any cleaning tips?
by John O'
March 30th, 2020, 3:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33460

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I have a 30 Day aged NY Strip teed up for tonight. Is 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose a good pairing, or should I go Napa Cab? The 2000 Gruaud is a killer wine and drinking well (in fact on my short list to open in the next two week).. i would assume the Sarget de GL should be drinking in its prime as...
by John O'
March 29th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33460

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I have a 30 Day aged NY Strip teed up for tonight. Is 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose a good pairing, or should I go Napa Cab?
by John O'
March 21st, 2020, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24956

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

I've been following the cooking directions on the website. Direct Heat on the Weber. For a 1.5" NY Strip 10 minutes on one side and 4 on the other. It comes out a perfect medium rare. So easy.
by John O'
March 15th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24956

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Frank Z wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Order in for KCs! Absolutely lovin the Rudds!
yes, had a rudd tonight. delish
by John O'
March 12th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11290

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

great idea. Just bought some beautiful looking Alaskan salmon for dinner. I think we'll go 2002 Frédéric Magnien Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers
by John O'
March 6th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540728

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

Michael Feldman wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Can anyone explain what is the attraction in buying a “mystery” wine?
The Zin is really freaking good and a bottle I never would have tried if not for talking this flyer. Very satisfied customer.
by John O'
March 5th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540728

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

C Wagner wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 9:54 am
BrandenT wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 9:52 am
I'm guessing Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Zin? Price and location description seem to line up.
Definitely possible. I was also thinking Tofanelli, but I’m not certain where their vineyard is.
Peter Franus - Brandlin Vineyard Mt. Veeder

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