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by jhemming
December 10th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 87
Views: 9808

Re: Greater Boston

How does Sam’s compare to Sweet Basil in Needham? Steve C and I went to Sam's a few weeks ago, which was the first time in years for me. It was awesome! I meant to say we went to Sweet Basil. Let me know next time you are headed back to Needham. I'll try to sneak out of the house for a glass or two.
by jhemming
December 10th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Question (Again)
Replies: 25
Views: 1249

Re: Zalto Question (Again)

GGG universal here as well
by jhemming
November 24th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3128
Views: 154647

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Old Forester 1920 'Prohibition Style' (115 proof) - awesome stuff. Find it. This could EASILY be relabeled as some of the BTAC bottles, and frankly wouldn't surprise me if it was. Spectacular - better than Weller 12 by a long shot, to me. I may go buy several more just in case this gets 'discovered...
by jhemming
November 3rd, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Thoughts about online wine purchasing?
Replies: 34
Views: 5242

Re: Thoughts about online wine purchasing?

Christopher Knittel wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 6:35 pm
. I was curious about the online options (other than wine.com) for Massachusetts residents, especially auctions.
Open an UPS box in a neighboring state.
by jhemming
October 14th, 2018, 4:29 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 87
Views: 9808

Re: Greater Boston

How does Sam’s compare to Sweet Basil in Needham?
by jhemming
September 26th, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who originally recommended MACDONALD?
Replies: 25
Views: 1682

Re: Who originally recommended MACDONALD?

I recall Roy’s post and thread which remains a good read.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=89779&hilit=Macdonald
by jhemming
September 21st, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 924
Views: 99861

Re: Official Costco Thread

Waltham MA Costco email 9/18/18: "In the very near future, we are receiving a very small supply of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2015 . For a bottle, we are charging a very great price of $579.99. We are also receiving a small quantity of Chateau Margaux for $529.99. These are going to go fast, so I am...
by jhemming
September 20th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Boston Area Berserker Assistance ASAP!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Need Boston Area Berserker Assistance ASAP!!!

I'm not a member, but I believe you can purchase wine at MA Costco without a membership.
by jhemming
August 11th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Benchmark wines
Replies: 40
Views: 2427

QPR Benchmark wines

Marcel Lapierre
by jhemming
July 26th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse doing and ex-cellar sale...
Replies: 55
Views: 3368

Cayuse doing and ex-cellar sale...

1 — 2007 BIONIC FROG SY 750 ML
1 — 2000 CAMASPELO 750 ML
1 — 2003 FLYING PIG 750 ML
by jhemming
May 22nd, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: The Entire Lot is Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

The Entire Lot is Pending!

Fast and Easy transaction. Thanks Cary
by jhemming
May 21st, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?
Replies: 80
Views: 3108

Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?

Cafe Mangal is a mere 2.8miles from my home so if I can get an hall pass, I’m in.
by jhemming
May 14th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: The Entire Lot is Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Schrader, Aubert, Cayuse, Fontodi, Napa Cabs and More

Interested in the Cayuse - prefer 2 of each making shipping easier.
by jhemming
May 11th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shops near Boston U?
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Wine shops near Boston U?

Depending where you are staying I would just take the T downtown a bit, cruise around and then stop off at Federal Wine. It's aways worth checking out and I find it the most interesting of the bunch. If you find yourself in the South End, check out BRIX. Urban Grape in the SE is a nice fun shop but ...
by jhemming
April 28th, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pax Sonoma-Hillsides 100pts Vinous
Replies: 101
Views: 7072

2016 Pax Sonoma-Hillsides 100pts Vinous

Excited to grab my six as well
by jhemming
April 21st, 2018, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4/19 UPS Stores NOT Shipping
Replies: 63
Views: 3829

4/19 UPS Stores NOT Shipping

I used to ship to hold at my local UPS for $5-10 depending on who was working the desk. But a few months back they shipped back one of my shipments without making me aware. I’ve had no issues shipping to hold at my local fedex office. But like UPS can only be a FedEx shipment.
by jhemming
April 15th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Stuck at retailer
Replies: 42
Views: 2506

Wine Stuck at retailer

An other option is just renting a box at a local UPS store which can receive shipments from all. However each store is independently owned so you would have to check their policy regarding wine. At some point the costs of shipping, box rental and time driving will become prohibitive.
by jhemming
April 10th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: j. wakefield dfpf (florida) x2
Replies: 1
Views: 292

j. wakefield dfpf (florida) x2

Any interest in a trade? Holding onto lots of Trillium bottles (Perm, Soaks, and Fated Farmer). Sorry no BA Affogato
by jhemming
April 7th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard
Replies: 44
Views: 1630

TN: 2007 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard

Not to thread drift, anyone have the ‘07 Armada recently? i had one about a year ago and it was one of the best Syrah's I've ever had. Have one bottle remaining that I am holding for a few more years to follow development. My CT note: 6/6/2017 - I LIKE THIS WINE: (Edit) 98 Points Had this last nigh...
by jhemming
April 6th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard
Replies: 44
Views: 1630

TN: 2007 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard

Not to thread drift, anyone have the ‘07 Armada recently?
by jhemming
March 25th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Temp/Storage question
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Wine Temp/Storage question

I would just sell the 200unit if your not using it and buy a smaller 30-50 unit.
by jhemming
March 23rd, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Was the Last Time You Did an Inventory?
Replies: 80
Views: 2301

When Was the Last Time You Did an Inventory?

Smaller home cellar that I transitioned into last year and did complete CT overhaul with barcoding. I'm anal with scanning drunk / gifted though I'm sure I might have a few errors. My wife knows to only grab from the fridge so any errors are my own fault. I'll likely do a quick inventory check this ...
by jhemming
March 19th, 2018, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker reliability as of late
Replies: 40
Views: 2358

CellarTracker reliability as of late

No issues here either. Also echo Noah's recommendations to reach out to Eric.
by jhemming
March 19th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant
Replies: 161
Views: 4785

Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant

I am kind of glad, these auction "houses" do not easily ship to MA....
by jhemming
March 17th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston North End
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Boston North End

I have not eaten or thought of eating in the North End in at least five years if not more. Nothing against the north end experience which most of the previously mentioned will provide. But if I would much prefer a drink and light fare at B&G and then head over to Coppa.
by jhemming
March 9th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Couple Cornas: 2015 Paris Geynale, 2012 Cuchet-Beliando
Replies: 30
Views: 1750

A Couple Cornas: 2015 Paris Geynale, 2012 Cuchet-Beliando

Lyle has been killing my wine budget recently.
by jhemming
March 7th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Experiences with sharing birth-year wines upon maturity
Replies: 45
Views: 1827

Experiences with sharing birth-year wines upon maturity

I have a 2012 / 2014 and 2018. And I' concentrating on just purchasing a handful of special bottles from these years, that my wife and I can enjoy when we want to celebrate one of children. They are more than just a drink when 21 thing
by jhemming
March 6th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vacation plans for 2018?
Replies: 55
Views: 1477

Vacation plans for 2018?

Chatham in August and July
Disney in November with a then 6yo / 4yo and 10mo
by jhemming
March 6th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Do you use CT (or anything like it) for your beers
Replies: 31
Views: 1316

Do you use CT (or anything like it) for your beers

Not sure why it’s worthless. I follow a lot of people who’s palates I trust and find their notes/scores helpful. In that way, it’s very similar to CT for me. Vast majority of the check ins have no notes just stars. Even if they have words they are barely notes or anything more than a superficial li...
by jhemming
March 6th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15803
Views: 369029

What BEER are you drinking?

This week, I had the 1st of many anticipated Trillium Wild Ales along their "Fated Farmer" line. Their goal from the onset was to create a fully integrated brewery and farm. "Build a place that intuitively celebrates the intersection of New England farming, agriculture, brewing and an integrated com...
by jhemming
March 4th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best IPA with significant distribution?
Replies: 40
Views: 1879

Best IPA with significant distribution?

Evan P wrote:Lawson's Finest Sip of Sunshine is easy to obtain now a days in the Northeast.

It's amazing how readily available it has become over the past year.
by jhemming
March 3rd, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick Primer on Winebid
Replies: 35
Views: 2396

Quick Primer on Winebid

Quite the 3.5yr bump. Curious to see if opinions have changes by those who use / used it over that time
by jhemming
March 1st, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ridge Monte Bello Futures - $124/bottle
Replies: 83
Views: 5042

2017 Ridge Monte Bello Futures - $124/bottle

1FC3B876-91E8-4929-9237-827516116A1E.jpeg Damn inflation I'm in complete agreement with your point, but the re-order card in the previous photo was from October 1981 for the 1977 vintage at $32. Inflation to now would net a considerably lower figure. Using the same inflation calculator you used (do...
by jhemming
March 1st, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Do you use CT (or anything like it) for your beers
Replies: 31
Views: 1316

Do you use CT (or anything like it) for your beers

Bump - curious who else is using untappd. I have been using it pretty regularly over the past year or so. Name - jhemming


Are people still using CT to keep track of cellared bottles? Or something else?
by jhemming
March 1st, 2018, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ridge Monte Bello Futures - $124/bottle
Replies: 83
Views: 5042

2017 Ridge Monte Bello Futures - $124/bottle

Steve Brickley wrote:
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Damn inflation
by jhemming
February 27th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TreeHouse
Replies: 5
Views: 435

TreeHouse

Love HF and fortunately have a friend who makes the 3hr drive every few months. That being said would always trade TH for HF.
by jhemming
February 25th, 2018, 5:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TreeHouse
Replies: 5
Views: 435

TreeHouse

Hey James

I'm not a beer trader, just looking to broaden my horizons a bit. So I'd be pretty much up to trying anything of quality.
by jhemming
February 17th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TreeHouse
Replies: 5
Views: 435

TreeHouse

Made a run on Thursday for this week's release - Julius / Alter Ego / sssSap / In Perp / Old Man.

Rarely trade but got a good haul. Anyone up for a trade. ISO Monkish / Aslin / OH / Bissell etc. Can include any current Trillium release as well.
by jhemming
February 17th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to Buy Littorai BUT....
Replies: 49
Views: 2911

Want to Buy Littorai BUT....

There is always more wine. So if there are any doubts, I would just pass
by jhemming
February 15th, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decant rec for River's Marie Cab
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Decant rec for River's Marie Cab

Plus supporting a great project / guy / family
by jhemming
February 15th, 2018, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decant rec for River's Marie Cab
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Decant rec for River's Marie Cab

Ended up with about an 8 hour decant. Was very good and the decant really helped from the small taste i had early on...100 points? No. I'll get a note up tomorrow bit IMO the 2014 and 2015 William and Mary Cab was better. And Scott I did really like the Calistoga I had right after getting it recent...
by jhemming
February 13th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 1627

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Tried the Trillium Scaled recently and it blew the socks off of a Fresh Hopslam and also bested a Grey Sail Captain’s Daughter Separately ( in another sitting) gave high marks to the Tree House Alter Ego. Will need to do a Tree House/Trillium side by side soon against a Night Shift. TH>Trill>>>NS
by jhemming
February 9th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 1627

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Today’s treehouse allocation is 96 cans a person 24 haze 24 oldman 24 green 24 bright Wow unbelievable. the one time i went it was 12 alter ego and 12 bright w citra and that was it. you could only purchase one beer to drink on site. The production is unbelievable now. It wasn't long ago, that we w...
by jhemming
February 7th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Di Costanzo, Farella Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 4
Views: 358

2015 Di Costanzo, Farella Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon

I have a couple 2013 and 2014’s in the locker, but I haven’t popped any of them. CT notes seem to point towards these being nowhere near ready. It’s tough for me to go really deep on a producer that I haven’t actually tried, but everything I’ve read about the winemaker and the style he’s aiming for...
by jhemming
February 1st, 2018, 4:38 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB 2012 Monte Bello
Replies: 2
Views: 344

LTB 2012 Monte Bello

Thanks gerry.
by jhemming
January 30th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB 2012 Monte Bello
Replies: 2
Views: 344

LTB 2012 Monte Bello

Filling in some birth year wines, so looking for a few bottles of '12 MB for a reasonable price if anyone looking to move a few. Total Wine has a 1.5L locally for $330, but would also like a few 750s. Difficult shipping retail / auction purchases into MA so limited options. Thx!
by jhemming
January 30th, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dropping off wine lists and it feels........good!!
Replies: 85
Views: 6315

Dropping off wine lists and it feels........good!!

Same here. Trying to back fill vintages (birth years) concentrate more on rhone / Germany while keeping my domestic to special wines (MacDonald, Piper, EMH, Cayuse). Skipping KB, Carlisle, D&R and R-M pinot this year but likely back next. Haven't bought Sojourn or Betz in a few years. Might also hav...
by jhemming
January 30th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Questions about Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard area
Replies: 42
Views: 902

Questions about Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard area

Poppy One tip - I would order / scedule food delivery from PeaPod to be delivered on Sunday morning. That way you can avoid the madness that Stop and Shop in Chatham can be on the weekend. But this has to be done in advance as every weekly renter wants a Sunday morning deliver. Then you can use the ...
by jhemming
January 30th, 2018, 4:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 1627

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Thanks for the suggestions from all. The Congress St suggestion and TH visit produced a 2 case haul - with one for me! Mike, the return trip was late so a stop was not possible. TH limited the haul to about 24 compared to the 66 noted above - could be due to weekend. Look forward to drinking next w...

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