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by Maire ONeill
April 10th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sydney Restaurant & Wine Bars
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Sydney Restaurant & Wine Bars

Heading to Australia for vacation in June. We will have 5 days in Sydney before flying to Adelaide to meet friends for a week of winery visits in McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley. We have the wine part of our trip fully nailed down, thanks to helpful advice gleaned from WB and careful planning by our...
by Maire ONeill
February 19th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Beaucastel blanc - last 2 bottles were dead, should I do something different with bottle 3
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

Re: 2001 Beaucastel blanc - last 2 bottles were dead, should I do something different with bottle 3

I had the same issue with the 2001 Beaucastel Rousaane VV this year. Acquired two bottles at auction - the first was heavily oxidized - the second was better though still quite advanced. In reading the CT notes from other tasters (should have done before I hit the bid button:-)) it looks like this i...
by Maire ONeill
January 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Eurotrip 2018 report: Mostly Italy and France
Replies: 26
Views: 1700

Re: Eurotrip 2018 report: Mostly Italy and France

Loving your notes, pics and descriptions! Thanks for taking the time to share all the details. I totally agree with you that - taking the time to summarize and sort through the pics helps you relive the trip. Sounds like a wonderful vacation. I can't wait for our next trip to France so we can try Ho...
by Maire ONeill
January 11th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]
Replies: 132
Views: 4052

Re: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]

Great notes - thanks for sharing! Sounds like an awesome dinner. I agree with you on the Gonon '06 VV - that finish just goes on and on - amazing wine! Haven't yet had the opportunity to try the '90 La Chapelle but interesting that you thought the Gonon has it beat. Now if one could only find the VV...
by Maire ONeill
January 4th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short notes on last nights nice bunch of wines
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: Short notes on last nights nice bunch of wines

Sounds like a great night - thanks for sharing! My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Xavier at the Marche aux vins Chavanay last month - such a great guy. We got to taste through his current line-up including a taste of the La Landonne which he pulled out from under the counter. That Cote Ch...
by Maire ONeill
December 30th, 2018, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Week in Northern Rhone 12/18 - From CT
Replies: 23
Views: 1403

Re: A Week in Northern Rhone 12/18 - From CT

Really enjoyed that travelogue Marie. Great descriptions and pics, well done! I’d love to set up something similar, though perhaps a bit shorter/less comprehensive. Sounds like you did 2 or 3 visits per day? Was that a fairly relaxed pace without having to rush from one to the next? Are the propert...
by Maire ONeill
December 28th, 2018, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Week in Northern Rhone 12/18 - From CT
Replies: 23
Views: 1403

Re: A Week in Northern Rhone 12/18 - From CT

Stumbled across this recent, very well done (Alan Rath quality) write-up on a trip to Northern Rhone, hitting many board favorites like Jamet and Gonon: https://www.cellartracker.com/event.asp?iEvent=40322&searchId=9ACE8238%23selected%253DW1146465_1_K211d0c8d0d0635018e1ac8f13f6172c0 We need to get ...
by Maire ONeill
May 26th, 2016, 2:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Berserkerfest - California Cab table 5/28/16
Replies: 30
Views: 1772

NYC Berserkerfest - California Cab table 5/28/16

Great thanks for the responses! Look forward to meeting you all and drinking some good juice champagne.gif BTW - My husband's name is Paul.

Dan - do we need a sparkler or white wine to start things off?
by Maire ONeill
May 26th, 2016, 11:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Berserkerfest - California Cab table 5/28/16
Replies: 30
Views: 1772

NYC Berserkerfest - California Cab table 5/28/16

Do we need to bring our own stemware? Sorry this may have been mentioned in the long thread, but I did not see it.
by Maire ONeill
May 10th, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Berserkerfest - California Cab table 5/28/16
Replies: 30
Views: 1772

NYC Berserkerfest - California Cab table 5/28/16

If there is still room my husband and I would love to attend. I am an active lurker here not too much of a poster. Would plan on bring a 2008 Corra from Celia Welch and a 2007 Checkerboard from Martha McClellan
by Maire ONeill
January 29th, 2013, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage Facilities affected by Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 625
Views: 37809

Re: Offsite Wine Storage Facilities affected by Hurricane Sandy

I too have been affected by the situation at WCS - it is so depressing. Have about 1000 bottles there which is the bulk of my collection. Have not received any communication from WCS since Dec 27th when they wrote that they would be sending weekly updates. Not a premium customer, and at this point I...

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