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by Philip N. Jones
December 6th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bend, Oregon Wine Community
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: Bend, Oregon Wine Community

I am going to guess that you might possibly maybe be new to Bend. I think everybody there refers to it as central Oregon. You have to drive 100 or 200 miles to the right in order to reach eastern Oregon.
Phil Jones
Somewhere in Oregon
by Philip N. Jones
December 1st, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thank Goodness for strong wine bottles.
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Thank Goodness for strong wine bottles.

After you thinned out your heard, did your ears hurt?
If you had thinned out your herd, perhaps your cattle would have hurt.
Sounds painful either way.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
November 28th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice
Replies: 109
Views: 2237

Re: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice

I bought a three litre bottle, had a dinner party and drank it, then turned the bottle into a table lamp. Reuse and recycle.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
November 25th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise

Out here in Oregon, liquor licenses were once allocated based on population. But I think that rule got dropped and I believe that anyone can now get a license. Society seems to have survived the change with no ill effects.
Phil Jones
Portland OR
by Philip N. Jones
November 13th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10
Replies: 20
Views: 1500

Re: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10

Such nice people, such nice wine.
by Philip N. Jones
November 12th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10
Replies: 20
Views: 1500

Re: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10

So which wine was it? And the score?
by Philip N. Jones
November 12th, 2018, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle barn now on the internets!
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Bottle barn now on the internets!

Likewise, I could not find a search function. Odd.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
November 9th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Wine to Friends and Family?
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Shipping Wine to Friends and Family?

Last year, i shipped some wine to some friends using UPS. I was told that only certain UPS stores could ship wine. I used one of those stores and had no problem. Since then I have heard rumors that UPS has stopped shipping wine all together for private parties.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
October 17th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 59
Views: 1803

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

Does anyone have their wine insured through Amica? They have great customer service, but I don't know if they do wine.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
September 25th, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants Keep Destroying my Corks - Help!
Replies: 39
Views: 1235

Re: Restaurants Keep Destroying my Corks - Help!

It shouldn't be too difficult to find out what the law really is. Try to find the regulations written by the Alcoholic Beverage Control people. Or talk to someone who teaches classes for the alcoholic beverage server's permit. Then print out a copy of the regulations and carry them with you. Then in...
by Philip N. Jones
September 24th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane's Turn - Fall Release Sept 24th
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Limerick Lane's Turn - Fall Release Sept 24th

Too expensive.
by Philip N. Jones
September 19th, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nextbottle - retailer out of Oregon
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Nextbottle - retailer out of Oregon

Is it possible that this is one of those retailers that has little or no inventory, but instead lists on its website wine that is listed by various local distributors, and if you order the wine, they will then place an order with a distributor?
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
September 14th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a wine isn't listed on the winery's web site
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: When a wine isn't listed on the winery's web site

If you had purchased this in a restaurant (which you did not), I would say that the winery sold this wine exclusively to restaurants so that the diners could not compare prices. Such wines usually lack a bar code.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
August 31st, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine advocate now reviewing Beaux Freres
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Wine advocate now reviewing Beaux Freres

This does not appear to be a change in philosophy at all. Merely a change in ownership of the winery. No philosophy involved.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
August 27th, 2018, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine party / club guidelines ideas?
Replies: 37
Views: 850

Re: Wine party / club guidelines ideas?

My wife and I have been doing our supper club every month for forty years, except in December. There are eight members, four couples. We have made it through one death and one divorce, so the membership has not been 100% the same, but six of the eight are still going strong, with two newcomers arriv...
by Philip N. Jones
August 27th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine party / club guidelines ideas?
Replies: 37
Views: 850

Re: Wine party / club guidelines ideas?

I vote for the multiple glass idea. I once found an article in an ancient issue of Sunset Magazine. They suggested drawing five circles on a sheet of photocopy paper and then marking the circles A, B, C, D, and E. Then copies of the page are made for each person and placed above their plate at the d...
by Philip N. Jones
August 26th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The real 2-Buck Chuck. The true story about Charles Shaw, wine pioneer
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: The real 2-Buck Chuck. The true story about Charles Shaw, wine pioneer

Yes, very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
August 22nd, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walmart wines are coming
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Walmart wines are coming

I liked the part about possum and squirrel.
Or was it moose and squirrel? I can't remember.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
August 14th, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 241
Views: 5133

Re: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)

I apologize if this has already been asked and answered, but how does the new system mark read and unread posts?
Thanks,
Phil Jonex
by Philip N. Jones
August 11th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are corkscrews so short ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1074

Why are corkscrews so short ?

This corkscrew looks like a copy of the Screwpull LeCreuset.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
August 9th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine book for newbies?
Replies: 74
Views: 2001

Best wine book for newbies?

I like to browse through the Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine, revised by Bespaloff. No pictures, but the info is always interesting. Probably out of date, definitely out of print. But I still like it, and would recommend it.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
August 6th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Undercharged $100 for a bottle of Armagnac. WWJS do?
Replies: 43
Views: 1831

Undercharged $100 for a bottle of Armagnac. WWJS do?

I agree. When you have several similar bottles, it always helps to give the clerk a heads up that they are actually different. Then you don't have to stand there and wait while he fixes his error. And you get good karma.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
August 5th, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another corked bottle gripe
Replies: 36
Views: 1266

Another corked bottle gripe

Am I the only one who has never had a corked bottle? Have led a blessed life? Or do I not recognize the taste of wet cardboard? How often does corked wine occur?
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
August 4th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '08 Carlisle Yorkville Highlands Petite
Replies: 5
Views: 210

TN: '08 Carlisle Yorkville Highlands Petite

I have three of these little puppies. Eat your heart out.
According to my spreadsheet, these were released in 2010, cost $33, and will still be good in 2040.
Like I said, eat your heart out.
The sad part is that I have yet to try one. Maybe tonite.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
July 25th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about checking wine on flight from NY to Vancouver Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Question about checking wine on flight from NY to Vancouver Canada

I don't think you need to include extra tape in the box for customs to use to re-tape the box. I don't have any experience with customs, but TSA always uses their own tape to close up my styro cases when I fly with wine.
Maybe put a little extra tale in your luggage, just in case.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
July 21st, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I finally found . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

I finally found . . .

I must confess to a fondness for Costco Kirkland Pesto. The dish described above is one of my favorites: grilled chicken, pasta, and pesto. Or steak, pesto pasta, and zin.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
July 20th, 2018, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer 2018 release
Replies: 112
Views: 6509

Carlisle Summer 2018 release

That's ah so.
by Philip N. Jones
July 13th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Recs for a Gateway Red (Zinfandel?)
Replies: 57
Views: 1159

Need Recs for a Gateway Red (Zinfandel?)

I am told that red wine is a gateway drug to chocolate cake.
by Philip N. Jones
July 9th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: suggestions for a 2 btl wine carrier?
Replies: 15
Views: 665

suggestions for a 2 btl wine carrier?

As others have suggested, I use the neoprene carriers. But I use the one-bottle carriers. If I have two bottles, I take two carriers. Or three. I place them in different parts of my luggage to keep them apart. Or I put one or two in my wife's luggage. Very inexpensive. And they fold flat for the ret...
by Philip N. Jones
July 8th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer 2018 release
Replies: 112
Views: 6509

Carlisle Summer 2018 release

The website says July 18. Look at the banner at the top of the page.
But don't tell anyone.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
July 7th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1956
Views: 116813

What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Does anyone know when the next Bedrock email will come out? Just curious.
Thanks,
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
July 4th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sediment patterns in bottles
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Sediment patterns in bottles

Ditto what Michael said. No way the sediment settled that way. Or maybe you need an exorcist.
by Philip N. Jones
June 23rd, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Matt Kramer left Wine Spectator
Replies: 22
Views: 3295

Matt Kramer left Wine Spectator

He started out here in Portland, Oregon, as the food editor for an alternative weekly newspaper. His editor asked him to expand his coverage into wine, and he did so. The rest is history. He did a good job in all of his various roles, and I look forward to him reappearing in a new role.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
June 14th, 2018, 1:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Parkerization Lie
Replies: 180
Views: 6943

The Big Parkerization Lie

I vote with BruceG.
by Philip N. Jones
June 13th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Parkerization Lie
Replies: 180
Views: 6943

The Big Parkerization Lie

Just to demonstrate that I can se both sides of Parker: He convinced me to buy many fine Zinfandels, which started me on a life of Zin drinking. But he also convinced me to buy a bunch of Spanish stuff that I ended up not liking in the least. But that's just my palate. I am sure some of you would sa...
by Philip N. Jones
June 13th, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Parkerization Lie
Replies: 180
Views: 6943

The Big Parkerization Lie

Good retort. Funny. Let's se if others can respond in kind . . . . .
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
June 13th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Parkerization Lie
Replies: 180
Views: 6943

The Big Parkerization Lie

I agree with the earlier comment that this Board has some anti-Parker bias. Not everybody, but some. Maybe they are jealous about his success. Maybe they are pissed about his obvious influence. Maybe they are pissed about being thrown off his bulletin board. Hard to tell. Like everyone else, he has ...
by Philip N. Jones
June 2nd, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Advise
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Finger Lakes Advise

At least you didn't confuse advice and advise.
by Philip N. Jones
May 31st, 2018, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: California Dreamin' - Double Blind - Zin/PS/Cab - 70's - 2009 (LONG)
Replies: 40
Views: 1196

TN: California Dreamin' - Double Blind - Zin/PS/Cab - 70's - 2009 (LONG)

I agree that Bedrock ought to publish a detailed drinkability table, as Carlisle does.
It would really be helpful.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
May 31st, 2018, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Home Depot wine coolers
Replies: 27
Views: 1725

Home Depot wine coolers

I too bought an off-brand at Home Depot. Bad idea.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
May 29th, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette in December?
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Williamette in December?

Good catch. I did not notice, and I can see the Willamette out my window.
Tomorrow, the pop quiz will be on how to pronounce it.
Phil Jones
Portland, OR
by Philip N. Jones
May 28th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 470
Views: 33365

Chicago and suburbs

Yes, it was peterino's. Thank you.
by Philip N. Jones
May 28th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 470
Views: 33365

Chicago and suburbs

Several years ago, I ate at a restaurant towards the north end of the Loop. All I remember was that it allowed corkage, it had lots of photos of celebrities on the walls, and it had a pre-theatre menu in addition to the regular menu. It might have been on the west side of the street, maybe three blo...
by Philip N. Jones
May 28th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Weill Expositions
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Bedrock Weill Expositions

I have yet to open either my 2012 set of Bedrock Weill Expositions, or my 2013 set. I continue to obsess over when one of these sets should be consumed.
My dilemna gets worse: a friend is getting married in August.
Open? Or wait?

Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
May 28th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you know a wine will be good years in the future?
Replies: 45
Views: 4498

How do you know a wine will be good years in the future?

I have had good luck following Parker's recommendations. Some of his predictions have been very accurate. Some producers, such as Carlisle, give very detailed drinkability charts. And some other critics give predictions. Lacking one of those, I just guess. But I try to drink two or three years befor...
by Philip N. Jones
May 26th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette in December?
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Williamette in December?

I live here in Oregon, but I am not a Pinot fan. But I do recall that many of the wineries have a big open house Thanksgiving weekend. Maybe that is good. Maybe that is bad (crowded).
As you can tell, I don't know much. Anybody else?
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
April 28th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Instructions to your heirs on how to sell your wines?
Replies: 73
Views: 2662

Instructions to your heirs on how to sell your wines?

I am an estate lawyer. I have yet to handle an estate with a wine collection. I suspect the family usually drinks it up without telling me.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
April 28th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pick One From This List
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Pick One From This List

Pretty expensive list. I would take the Jaffurs.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
April 28th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Instructions to your heirs on how to sell your wines?
Replies: 73
Views: 2662

Instructions to your heirs on how to sell your wines?

I asked my wife to hold a memorial service or a reception at our house, and all my friends will be asked to take home a bottle of wine. That should get rid of at least two bottles.
Phil Jonex
by Philip N. Jones
April 22nd, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4/19 UPS Stores NOT Shipping
Replies: 63
Views: 3828

4/19 UPS Stores NOT Shipping

Sorry about the double post. My error. I think.
Phil Jones

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