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by Philip N. Jones
October 17th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Has the Best Wine Shop in Chicago
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: Who Has the Best Wine Shop in Chicago

I like Binny’s.
Note that while Binny’s is Binny’s, Syrahs are not Syrah’s.
by Philip N. Jones
October 17th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 75
Views: 1960

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Donate the styro shippers to your local winemonger. Then it becomes someone else’s problem.
by Philip N. Jones
September 18th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3808

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

Jimmy Dean doesn't make Jimmy Dean sausage any more. Get over it.
by Philip N. Jones
August 22nd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: looking for cheap wine decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 887

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

There is a thread that is active right now that discusses decanters IKEA for $1.49 each. You can't get much cheaper than that.
by Philip N. Jones
August 5th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Price versus Retail (Napa)
Replies: 43
Views: 2677

Re: Winery Price versus Retail (Napa)

Maybe customers get caught up in the winery experience. Maybe the lack of competing brands on the shelf.
by Philip N. Jones
July 18th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 5208

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

Just to be picky, it's Aston Martin, not Astin Martin.
by Philip N. Jones
July 18th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a lead concern with neck foil?
Replies: 22
Views: 1105

Re: Is there a lead concern with neck foil?

Pencils are made with graphite.
by Philip N. Jones
July 15th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Print version of WA: Dead
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Print version of WA: Dead

I have not been following all 213 posts on the thread concerning the demise of the Wine Advocate bulletin board, but today the WA informed me that the print version of the WA is dead, effective immediately.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
June 30th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1327

Re: books ?

Calvin Trillin
by Philip N. Jones
June 22nd, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to buy NOW to drink 2030 onwards
Replies: 30
Views: 2091

Re: What to buy NOW to drink 2030 onwards

Petite sirah?
by Philip N. Jones
June 20th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2408

Re: I have no wine

Funny you mention plastic. The thing that broke was the plastic coupling on the $5 flexible supply line to a toilet.
by Philip N. Jones
June 19th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2408

Re: I have no wine

David understands. Some of the rest of you, not so much.
by Philip N. Jones
June 18th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2408

Re: I have no wine

Yes, it is temporary, as my original post indicated it will be returned someday. They moved the wine and everything else in those rooms just to get them out of the way. Those rooms contained a lot of crap and we need to be able to move around in the other rooms. It was a matter of space. For example...
by Philip N. Jones
June 18th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2408

Re: I have no wine

As long as we are on the subject of Amica: The have great customer service. They have no agents to take a markup or commission. They are a mutual company with no shareholders. The profits are returned to the policyholders in the form of rebates/dividends. The last time we had a claim, they were grea...
by Philip N. Jones
June 18th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2408

Re: I have no wine

The wine did not get wet. It was moved in order to replace the floors. I hope the same is true of the negatives and the library. The insurance company is very good (Amica) and has treated us very well in the past. There is no evidence to suggest that their employees are idiots. Quite the contrary. P...
by Philip N. Jones
June 18th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2408

I have no wine

Sadly and tragically, we had a major catastrophe at Stately Jones Manor when a water supply line broke and flooded much of the house, including our bedroom, our living room, my library, and my wine cellar. The insurance company has now boxed up the contents of six capacious rooms and hauled them off...
by Philip N. Jones
June 1st, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jaffurs futures release
Replies: 13
Views: 1080

Re: Jaffurs futures release

Very good petite sirah.
by Philip N. Jones
May 23rd, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Morgan’s Shirt??
Replies: 22
Views: 2030

Re: Morgan’s Shirt??

The photo does not appear to be reversed.
by Philip N. Jones
May 11th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Beduccini (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley)
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Beduccini (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley)

I was able to buy one bottle on a wishlist basis. I think I ordered the same day the release was announced. So what drinking window should I put in my notes?
by Philip N. Jones
May 3rd, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Riedel on sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: PSA: Riedel on sale

Or take a look at the Riedel line sold at Target.
by Philip N. Jones
April 27th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2865

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

Correct, the original post did not mention waiving the corkage fee. But others did.
by Philip N. Jones
April 27th, 2019, 3:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are you into wine ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1651

Re: Why are you into wine ?

I got into wine because my wife told me that the crap I was serving our friends was crap and she said our friends could tell the difference. So I started reading up on wine and subscribing to that guy that nobody seems to like anymore. Soon, I was hooked and my basement started filling up. Now, my t...
by Philip N. Jones
April 27th, 2019, 3:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?
Replies: 34
Views: 892

Re: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?

The caps on the sparkling cider I buy are crown caps, also known as crown corks, not screw caps.
In addition to having surgeons on hand, I suggest a couple of good attorneys. Plus your insurance agent. And a psychiatrist asking why anyone would want to do this. Particularly with minors.
by Philip N. Jones
April 27th, 2019, 3:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there ever a stay of execution?
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Is there ever a stay of execution?

Yes, oftentimes I bring up several special bottles for a special occasion, and if we don’t drink them all, then I take the survivors back down and bring up a daily drinker for consumption during the week. Seems to make sense to me.
by Philip N. Jones
April 27th, 2019, 2:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2865

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

Yes, I agree, that’s what I meant (in part) when I said timely, before it goes bad. So maybe I have five reasons. But the odd thing is that all five seem equally important to me; I would have difficulty ranking them.
by Philip N. Jones
April 27th, 2019, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2865

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

I can’t speak for others, but I BYOB for several reasons: 1. I know what I like to drink. 2. I don't like ordering unfamiliar bottles off a wine list. 3. I have a ton of wine in my basement, and it needs to be consumed in a timely manner (before it goes bad, and within my lifetime). 4. To save money.
by Philip N. Jones
April 27th, 2019, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2865

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

Well stated.
I do take wine to dinner constantly. And I would not have written a novella about what happened here.
by Philip N. Jones
April 26th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2865

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

Ditto. Restaurants have enough trouble staying in business without having to deal with people who want their corkage fees waived.
by Philip N. Jones
April 26th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2865

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

This seems to be much ado about very little. They forgot to chill the Champagne, but did so when you reminded them. As previously noted, let it go.
by Philip N. Jones
April 24th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Friendly Restaurants in Seattle
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Wine Friendly Restaurants in Seattle

A decent corkage policy is nearly universal in Seattle, so I see little need to call ahead, although one restaurant did have a $35 fee.
Purple (downtown and Bellevue) has good food, a huge wine list, and no corkage fee. Hard to beat.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
April 20th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9229

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Why did Squires ban an avatar?
by Philip N. Jones
April 19th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sending bottles home from Napa
Replies: 36
Views: 1421

Re: Sending bottles home from Napa

Does Alaska Airlines still have their wine flies free promotion?
by Philip N. Jones
March 29th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine
Replies: 27
Views: 1333

Re: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine

Has anyone mentioned using a Champagne star?
by Philip N. Jones
February 28th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard

The 17 just showed up in my LWS, so I ran down and bought two. Don't know why I didn't buy any when it was allocated to me . . .
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
February 27th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine bottles and travel questions
Replies: 19
Views: 852

Re: Wine bottles and travel questions

I have checked a styro/cardboard shipper several times. No problem. Except that it does not have wheels or a handle. But other than that, no problem. For two or three bottles, I use neoprene wine bottle bags and wrap them in clothes. No problem. But the luggage must be checked, not carried on. Phil ...
by Philip N. Jones
February 25th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10563

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

I requested 2 Beducinni, got 1.
by Philip N. Jones
February 20th, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Bottles a "*****" Vineyard" Zinfandel?
Replies: 44
Views: 3032

Re: Who Bottles a "*****" Vineyard" Zinfandel?

Isn't that Gallo?
by Philip N. Jones
February 10th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone familiar with Orin Swift's 8 Years in the Desert?
Replies: 59
Views: 6499

Re: Anyone familiar with Orin Swift's 8 Years in the Desert?

Please clue me in. Are they selling eight bottles of the 2017 with eight different labels? Or eight different vintages? If he sold Orin Swift to Gallo with a non competition agreement, what kept him from making wine for Gallo with the Orin Swift label on it? Am I missing something here? Or more than...
by Philip N. Jones
February 2nd, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Reviewer Changes at the Wine Advocate
Replies: 56
Views: 3947

Re: More Reviewer Changes at the Wine Advocate

This subject made me curious whether the WA/Mark Squires bulletin board stll employs a filter to prevent anyone from using the word Beserkers on their board. So this morning I asked, without actually using the offensive word. Squires himself responded: stll filtered. I have always been a fan of the ...
by Philip N. Jones
January 18th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website
Replies: 53
Views: 3627

Re: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website

Good people, good wine, good prices.
In for a case of the upper-end zins and the petite Sirah.
Can't go wrong.

Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
January 17th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2699

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

Oregon once banned license plate references to alcohol, but they often did not recognize some of the obscure wine references. Now they sell wine country plates. Go figure.
They also ban references to sex. But that's another story.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
January 13th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 68
Views: 3451

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

Good point about Bucklin. I had not seen the new labels. Very nice. But I prefer the old labels.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
January 12th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 68
Views: 3451

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

My two favorite labels are Ridge and Bucklin.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
December 24th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline protocol
Replies: 55
Views: 2167

Re: Offline protocol

Perhaps you should stay home with a paper bag and a straw.
I'm just sayin', you might be happier . . . .
by Philip N. Jones
December 16th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine thief
Replies: 31
Views: 2322

Re: The wine thief

The "ungrateful" comment is based on the fact that suicide is a horrible thing to do to the people who love you. It is as selfish act, often accompanied by mental illness.
by Philip N. Jones
December 15th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine thief
Replies: 31
Views: 2322

Re: The wine thief

You missed the point entirely. No one is asking for compassion for the theft. But compassion for someone who committed suicide is not too much to ask. Good grief.
Phil Jones
by Philip N. Jones
December 15th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine thief
Replies: 31
Views: 2322

Re: The wine thief

I do not understand why this article has triggered so much venom. People seem to be picking at nothing, or picking at quotes contained in the article and pretending that the entire article supports those quotes, or picking at particular words that the author chose to use. The article seemed pretty n...
by Philip N. Jones
December 15th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine thief
Replies: 31
Views: 2322

Re: The wine thief

Good point. The fact that he committed suicide is pretty crummy, too. On the whole, a very sad story for all concerned, but particularly sad for the thief and his family. I had not heard the story before, so I am glad the New York Times published the article, if one can be glad to read a sad story. ...
by Philip N. Jones
December 14th, 2018, 3:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine thief
Replies: 31
Views: 2322

Re: The wine thief

Read the entire article yourself and decide whether it took the wrong tone. To me, the article did not romanticize the thief or describe him as a saint. There was mention of the Robin Hood aspects, particularly in interviews with his friends, but the overall tone focused on his many falsehoods and h...
by Philip N. Jones
December 6th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bend, Oregon Wine Community
Replies: 15
Views: 814

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

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