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by Chris Presutti
September 23rd, 2015, 3:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Is Live
Replies: 106
Views: 5034

Cayuse Is Live

"Chris - Excellent news! We are able to partially fulfill your Wish List Order with a three-pack of Bionic Frog in the 2014 vintage wines."
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by Chris Presutti
August 22nd, 2015, 5:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: West Palm/Boca Raton Reqs
Replies: 32
Views: 1560

West Palm/Boca Raton Reqs

Chris, We just got home from spending a week in Delray. Been going there regularly since I was a kid. There are some excellent restaurants and shops along the Atlantic Avenue strip and in the new Pineapple Grove arts district off NE 2nd Ave. Our current favorites are Max's Harvest, J&J Seafood, Trys...
by Chris Presutti
April 6th, 2015, 3:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Columbus, OH
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Columbus, OH

Ryan, You should have no problem finding a restaurant close to downtown to suit whatever you're in the mood for. As said, the Short North is home to many very good restaurants. There are also some good choices to the south of downtown in the Brewery District and German Village (Lindey's, Barcelona, ...
by Chris Presutti
April 5th, 2015, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Thoughts about online wine purchasing?
Replies: 34
Views: 5705

Thoughts about online wine purchasing?

Even though I pass at least 2 dozen liquor stores on the way, I drive 20 minutes to Wine Works because Charlie has always done me solid. Wineworks is my favorite brick and mortar wine store too. I was there yesterday, in fact. And I agree that Charlie Beatty is a good guy. I got to know him when he...
by Chris Presutti
February 22nd, 2015, 1:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Carlisle 2006-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 557

WTB Carlisle 2006-2008

Wow. I have no idea what happened. I'm sorry that my PM went to anyone other than Alan.
by Chris Presutti
February 22nd, 2015, 12:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Carlisle 2006-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 557

WTB Carlisle 2006-2008

Absolutely. Take as long as you'd like. I'll PM you what I have.
by Chris Presutti
February 22nd, 2015, 12:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Carlisle 2006-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 557

WTB Carlisle 2006-2008

I'm in Columbus. But if you're planning a trip only to Cleveland, my wife and I have been thinking about driving up there for a night sometime this spring for dinner and maybe a visit the R&R Hall of Fame.
by Chris Presutti
February 22nd, 2015, 10:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Carlisle 2006-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 557

WTB Carlisle 2006-2008

Alan, if you're ever in the area and would like to save on shipping costs, I have a few cases that fit that category. You're welcome to some for, at most, whatever I paid for it at release.
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by Chris Presutti
February 20th, 2015, 3:50 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wines from Trader Joe's
Replies: 39
Views: 7182

Wines from Trader Joe's

Pretty much all of my TJs wine experiments have been duds. However, I was very pleased with a one-time discovery about seven years ago: four half bottles of 2005 Villa Palatina Ortega Trockenbeerenauslese for about $11 per. Haven't come across anything remotely interesting since though. [edit to cor...
by Chris Presutti
February 15th, 2015, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2084
Views: 124708

What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Sémillon Lachryma Montis, Botrytized Old Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard. Very, very nice.
by Chris Presutti
February 14th, 2015, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FITB: I felt like I was in The Twilight Zone when ____.
Replies: 29
Views: 1355

FITB: I felt like I was in The Twilight Zone when ____.

Mark, Funny, I just changed my avatar yesterday. Recently, I have been watching all the TZ's on Netflix, in order and commercial free. Of course the more famous episodes are still really good, or even great, like 'Time Enough At Last' or 'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet'. But what blew me away was the she...
by Chris Presutti
February 14th, 2015, 3:42 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Been looking for a specific bottle
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Been looking for a specific bottle

David, I got only one hit on it on W-S Pro. Grailey's Fine Wines in San Bruno, Ca, has the '07 Agave Rose Cab for $89.95.
by Chris Presutti
February 14th, 2015, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite variety? And why.
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Your favorite variety? And why.

Lately, I've been digging Mourvedre, Narello Mascalese, and Chenin Blanc. But a few years ago my answer would have been Grenache and Cab Franc. And before that, Bdx varieities and Chardonnay. I can see myself gravitating more toward Nebbiolo and Riesling next. That's what's so fun about this!
by Chris Presutti
February 6th, 2015, 3:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New wineries/QPR champs in Walla Walla?
Replies: 30
Views: 1362

New wineries/QPR champs in Walla Walla?

Another vote for Rasa. I've never been there but I've been impressed with most of their line-up.
by Chris Presutti
February 6th, 2015, 3:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Quivet

For what it's worth, a few years ago, I sampled the Myriad and Quivet Syrah side by side (same vintage but I don't recall which) and I preferred the Quivet that night by a long shot. And let's not forget the Quivet Sauvignon Blanc which is wonderful and an outstanding value too.
by Chris Presutti
February 5th, 2015, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saying goodbye to wines.
Replies: 74
Views: 4530

Saying goodbye to wines.

Greg's post describes my cellar situation perfectly but I don't really want to deal with the hassle of auctions and shipping, nor am I looking to make a profit. There's no market in this area that I know of so I'll just get thirstier and entertain more.
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by Chris Presutti
February 5th, 2015, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are There Any Lists You Will Not Drop?
Replies: 51
Views: 2091

Are There Any Lists You Will Not Drop?

I'm active on about a dozen lists but that is changing drastically this year. Having said that, Carlisle, I suppose. But damn, do I love my Rhys and Ceritas Chardonnay, D&R's Mourvedre, Mike Smith's wines...oh, and the terrific value of Tercero (esp. the whites!)...must...get...control...of...myself...
by Chris Presutti
February 3rd, 2015, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For the Loire Cab Franc Fans: Geeky pleasure for $17
Replies: 44
Views: 3033

For the Loire Cab Franc Fans: Geeky pleasure for $17

I have several bottles of the '12 Les Clos on back order at WL since BerserkerDay. Looking forward to trying them. I adore the few Clos de Maulevrier I've had but I don't plan to open any more anytime soon either.
by Chris Presutti
February 2nd, 2015, 10:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Firecider
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Firecider

We've used it regularly for the past few years. It's excellent in soups. My wife takes a shot of it whenever she fells like a cold is coming on.
by Chris Presutti
February 2nd, 2015, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You ever feel trapped by lists
Replies: 94
Views: 4381

You ever feel trapped by lists

I'm in this position now with Saxum, Rhys, Cayuse, and a few others. Hard to wrap my head around it yet I know it shouldn't be.
by Chris Presutti
January 29th, 2015, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Siduri -> KJ
Replies: 64
Views: 3383

Siduri -> KJ

Congratulations, Adam and Diana!
by Chris Presutti
January 27th, 2015, 2:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: Down to Earth Wines: FRANCE, ITALY, GERMANY, AND SWITZERLAND
Replies: 11
Views: 3932

Down to Earth Wines: FRANCE, ITALY, GERMANY, AND SWITZERLAND

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Go, Chris Presutti, GO!!!!
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by Chris Presutti
January 27th, 2015, 11:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: BerserkerDay VI Master Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 15346

BerserkerDay VI Master Thread

Todd F r e n c h wrote: Stick around, keep hitting refresh, as there's a LOT to go around yet.
...and take a deep breath, right?

Thanks. [cheers.gif]
by Chris Presutti
January 27th, 2015, 10:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: BerserkerDay VI Master Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 15346

BerserkerDay VI Master Thread

What happened to the Down To Earth offers? I came home for lunch just to place my order and they are no longer here. [scratch.gif]
Were they time limited this time unlike previous years? If so, this is very unfortunate.
by Chris Presutti
January 21st, 2015, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Saxum Release, what do buyers think
Replies: 141
Views: 8266

Upcoming Saxum Release, what do buyers think

I'm actually thinking about dropping Saxum. I have a ton from the past eight vintages and the last five or six bottles I've opened were a bit disappointing and hot.
by Chris Presutti
January 20th, 2015, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can we stop creating topics including the word "baller"
Replies: 65
Views: 2272

Can we stop creating topics including "baller"

Nancy Dolce wrote:What about balla?
Even worse.
by Chris Presutti
January 17th, 2015, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10295
Views: 330637

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Carlisle The Derivative
2012 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Shake Ridge Ranch

Both wines were lovely. The Derivative is so slurpable and the D&R is electrified goodness.
by Chris Presutti
January 14th, 2015, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spring mailers you plan to purchase
Replies: 72
Views: 3825

Spring mailers you plan to purchase

Apsara, Bedrock, Carlisle, Ceritas, Dirty & Rowdy, A Tribute to Grace, Liquid Farm, Quivet, Myriad, Rhys, Saxum.
by Chris Presutti
January 7th, 2015, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine sent from Cellarraders has corks popping out
Replies: 45
Views: 2430

Wine sent from Cellarraders has corks popping out

I made a booboo I bought a half dozen bottles of an arneis from K&L last weekend and specified ground. I did not really consider the fact that the entire world would freeze over this week. Apparently K&L did not consider that either, as the wine shipped on Monday. We shall see. I'm in the same boat...
by Chris Presutti
January 6th, 2015, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Tercero - Gewürztraminer "The Outlier" - (USA, California, Central Coast)
Replies: 15
Views: 562

TN: 2009 Tercero - Gewürztraminer "The Outlier" - (USA, California, Central Coast)

The Grenache Blanc has always been our favorite of Larry's white wines but we recently tried the Roussanne for the first time and it is wonderful. A lovely pairing with roasted chicken.
by Chris Presutti
January 2nd, 2015, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015......Your first purchases???
Replies: 35
Views: 1948

2015......Your first purchases???

Six bottles of Bollinger Special Cuvee at $39 per. Couldn't resist.
by Chris Presutti
January 2nd, 2015, 3:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most overachieving btl in 2014?
Replies: 44
Views: 2052

Your most overachieving btl in 2014?

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert.
by Chris Presutti
December 30th, 2014, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's been too long! Petite Sirah! Two years later.
Replies: 75
Views: 3368

It's been too long! Petite Sirah!

Bud Carey wrote:Chris... I've got my eye on a bottle of 2003 Switchback for tonight!!
Bud, the Foley PS that I had was from a small auction lot that you shared with me a few years ago. [cheers.gif]
by Chris Presutti
December 30th, 2014, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's been too long! Petite Sirah! Two years later.
Replies: 75
Views: 3368

It's been too long! Petite Sirah!

I drink PS only about 2-3 times a year, at most. However, I opened a 2003 Robert Foley on Saturday night and it was outstanding.
by Chris Presutti
December 25th, 2014, 7:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anova Sous Vide sale $50 off until tomorrow
Replies: 40
Views: 2092

Anova Sous Vide sale $50 off until tomorrow

Have any of you guys cooked Flannery filet tails sous vide? If so, what temp/time do you recommend?
by Chris Presutti
December 20th, 2014, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1965 Recs?
Replies: 42
Views: 1237

1965 Recs?

I'm a 65er too. I like Jay's idea of '64/'66 bookends.
by Chris Presutti
December 19th, 2014, 3:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: BerserkerDay VI is coming! January 27, 2015
Replies: 191
Views: 17220

BerserkerDay VI is coming! January 27, 2015

Robert Panzer wrote:Goes without saying, Down to Earth in the hizzouse.
Giddy up.
by Chris Presutti
December 18th, 2014, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5535
Views: 538611

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Ed, it's Neville Chamberlain.

Well done, Matthew.
by Chris Presutti
December 18th, 2014, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anova Sous Vide sale $50 off until tomorrow
Replies: 40
Views: 2092

Anova Sous Vide sale $50 off until tomorrow

I bought the Anova Precision last week when it was $179 less $30. This one is the same price with the $50 discount. Aside from the lesser capacity and the bluetooth on the Precision, is the Anova One that much of a better product? That is, should I be disappointed? We don't cook roasts or other larg...
by Chris Presutti
December 12th, 2014, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Experiences in dealing with mailing list corked wines
Replies: 53
Views: 2055

Experiences in dealing with mailing list corked wines

I have returned corked wines when purchased locally at retail. No questions asked in all instances. I contacted a mailing list winery only once about damaged wine (severe smoke taint) and was given a refund. I've had very few corked bottles from mailing list sources compared to those purchased at re...
by Chris Presutti
December 7th, 2014, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wilmington DE wine shop recs
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Wilmington DE wine shop recs

Yeah, Avenue Wines on Delaware Avenue. But that's not where his inventory is. You can see what Rob has on downtoearthwines.com. Then they are delivered through Avenue Wines, at least I've picked up his wines there. Whether they have any on the shelves I don't know. Indeed. Peruse the wines on is we...
by Chris Presutti
December 7th, 2014, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wilmington DE wine shop recs
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Wilmington DE wine shop recs

Yeah, Avenue Wines on Delaware Avenue. But that's not where his inventory is.
by Chris Presutti
December 2nd, 2014, 2:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 316
Views: 25924

Rye

I bought a bottle of the Lot 40 Rye last month. It's very good. My only criticism is that it's a bit too sweet for me. The finish reminds me of butterscotch. I think my wife likes it more than I do so I can see it being kept in stock at home.
by Chris Presutti
November 20th, 2014, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Request to recognize wine as the world cultural heritage!
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Request to recognize wine as the world cultural heritage!

Don't just request to recognize it, Oleg. Proclaim it! [worship.gif]
by Chris Presutti
November 19th, 2014, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Get ready for Nat'l Zinfandel Day, 11/19
Replies: 62
Views: 2122

Get ready for Nat'l Zinfandel Day, 11/19

2009 Carlisle Gold Mine Ranch. Delicious. [cheers.gif]
by Chris Presutti
November 17th, 2014, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10295
Views: 330637

What bottle of wine did you open today?

M.Kaplan wrote:Image

2010 Passopisciaro Sicilia Nerello Mascalese. A wonderful wine at a reasonable price. The last bottle of our second case. Time to order a fourth.
Drinking a lovely 2008 of this tonight.
by Chris Presutti
November 15th, 2014, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's The Simple Things That Bring Me Joy...
Replies: 47
Views: 1914

It's The Simple Things That Bring Me Joy...

Five board members got together in Columbus last night. In true Berserker fashion, more than 20 bottles were opened. It was a joyous evening.
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by Chris Presutti
November 12th, 2014, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10295
Views: 330637

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2004 Ojai Syrah White Hawk Vineyard. Patience rewarded.
by Chris Presutti
November 10th, 2014, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse on deck; 09/03/2014
Replies: 108
Views: 6611

Cayuse on deck; 09/03/2014

I received my shipment today and couldn't account for the extra box until I opened it. I forgot that I bought a mag of the '12 Walla Walla Syrah Special #4. Nice packaging.
by Chris Presutti
November 2nd, 2014, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10295
Views: 330637

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2005 Lewelling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena. Licorice, anyone?

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