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by NED VALOIS
April 5th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ten most influential wines
Replies: 153
Views: 10837

Re: Your ten most influential wines

Anyone else's lists include wines you'll never know the name of? For example: Whatever chablis I had at the farmer's market on the bank of the Garonne with fresh oysters in Bordeaux. It was in a white paper cup. thats as much as I know. first time I tasted a wine and was like ohhhhhh now I see why ...
by NED VALOIS
April 5th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1992 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Anniversary Release
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: TN: 1992 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Anniversary Release

The '92 La Jota 11TH anniversary Cab has always been one of my all time favorites !
by NED VALOIS
March 29th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: What are doing to support restaurants during Covid19?

First of all I have quit ordering BAT ! I am doing take out with some of my go to restaurants, with generous tipping. Next week I plan to talk to the owner of my best regular restaurant and see if he would like me to pay upfront NOW for a future G12 dinner ( private room 12 GUYS & OUR WINES), which ...
by NED VALOIS
March 28th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 3033

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Out, unless a steal & I want.
by NED VALOIS
March 26th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 513
Views: 24530

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

Veleta Ventresca & O.O. !
by NED VALOIS
March 5th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4651

Re: Maybach Coming

'17 Maybach home in SOFLA today ! [cheers.gif]
by NED VALOIS
March 4th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 101
Views: 7900

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Mine, All not necessarily "worth it ".
Aubert
MacDonald
Scarecrow
Maybach
Myriad
Saxum
Cayuse
Rivers-Marie
Becklyn
Piper
Carter
Pott
Kapcsandy
Drinkward Pechon
William & Mary
Realm
Bevan
Outpost
Tench
Riverrain
Switchback
Outpost
Quilceda Creek
Betz
Booker
Force Majeure
by NED VALOIS
February 23rd, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1709

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

G Kramer wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 3:00 pm
NED VALOIS wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 10:12 pm

You can make your own filters by opening them up & refilling with activated charcoal, Or pay $35 a piece ? [wow.gif]
Please expain. TIA.
The filter in my Eurocaves can be removed, emptied and refilled with activated charcoal easily ! You don't need to buy replacements .
by NED VALOIS
February 22nd, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1709

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

I’m not really sure the Le cache fits those bigger bottles; dom yes, Krug no. We have the euro credenza and it definitely does not. I heard eurocave does? I've got Krug, Dom, & Magnums in my Eurocaves. The raking is adjustable and I've really been happy with them. Just the cost of filters once/year...
by NED VALOIS
February 22nd, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5639

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Wine dinner at a friend's home, blind tasting, we all brought the usual great Cabs & Bordeauxs, the host served his and after we all could not name it, he explained it was a cheap cab that he had added some Grey Goose Vodka and put it in a blender !!!
No one liked it !
by NED VALOIS
February 19th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2890

Re: Question for mailing list members

Time and research into pricing will show you the few that must/should be purchased from winery lists, many need not be .
by NED VALOIS
February 18th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date: 2018 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay
Replies: 31
Views: 2484

Re: Save The Date: 2018 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay

IN FOR mixed case !
by NED VALOIS
February 18th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 27399

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Son got the 15 ! [wow.gif]
by NED VALOIS
February 15th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: To-Kalon as vineyard vs brand
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: WS: To-Kalon as vineyard vs brand

Tom,
Thanks for the article.
I have forwarded it a quite a few of my non-BR wine buddies and encouraged them to support the MacDonald brothers however possible. [thumbs-up.gif]
by NED VALOIS
February 11th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22353

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I had 2 fraud charges on 1/23 for $3.29 in Ga & $5,682 in Ca . Both caught & declined by CC and new card issued, The card was also a brand new issued CC.
by NED VALOIS
February 10th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tench Winery
Replies: 56
Views: 6539

Re: Tench Winery

In 4 a Cab 6'er ! [cheers.gif]
by NED VALOIS
January 31st, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Astor Wines & Spirits
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Astor Wines & Spirits

Bought some nice Cognacs from them last year, no concerns.
by NED VALOIS
January 28th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Abreu Spring Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

Re: Abreu Spring Release

Price/my Age= Passadina
by NED VALOIS
January 26th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12991
Views: 632694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 pack of '55 PX for B-day (year) gift for daughter's British Father In LAW.
by NED VALOIS
January 23rd, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1992 LaJota Anniversary Release
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: 1992 LaJota Anniversary Release

[cheers.gif] The '92 11th anniversary La Jota is one of my favorites and good for many more years to go ! [cheers.gif] [thumbs-up.gif]
by NED VALOIS
January 22nd, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4651

Re: Maybach Coming

Short wish list granted !
by NED VALOIS
January 21st, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4651

Re: Maybach Coming

IN FOR 6,6 & 3
by NED VALOIS
January 18th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1709

Re: Large format

Many: Cabs, Chards, Rhones, Alsatian, Austrian, and a few Champagnes.
BIG bottles make for more fun ! (And Age better)
Dinners at home are usually for 8 or more adults and G12 wine group is 12 !
by NED VALOIS
January 16th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags
Replies: 30
Views: 2813

Re: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags

No! And I would let them hear your opinion !
by NED VALOIS
January 16th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: William Gladstone- A+
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: William Gladstone- A+

He handled a Champagne gift to an Hawaiian knife maker for me quickly and accurately.
by NED VALOIS
January 14th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 26
Views: 2857

Re: Saxum Spring release

In 4 a case.
by NED VALOIS
January 14th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4651

Maybach Coming

Greetings from the Winery.
With pleasure we announce our upcoming annual release.
Time: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 -- 9AM (PST)

Wines:
2017 Materium Cabernet
2017 Amoenus Cabernet
2018 Eterium Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
2018 Irmgard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
by NED VALOIS
January 14th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5232

Re: Aubert-Save the date

33 bottle min ! (Self Control [snort.gif])
by NED VALOIS
January 14th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 36
Views: 3268

Re: Myriad Down?

Done,no problems 10:15 PM last night .
by NED VALOIS
January 9th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5232

Re: Aubert-Save the date

IN ! flirtysmile
by NED VALOIS
January 3rd, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest wine purchase ever
Replies: 24
Views: 3381

Re: The greatest wine purchase ever

champagne.gif [wow.gif] PARTY AT BRODIE'S
by NED VALOIS
December 31st, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?
Replies: 36
Views: 1106

Re: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?

maureen nelson wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 2:06 pm
Don’t hve yquem. Assignment was to select from what was listed. All of my rieslaner is MC.
Then get some ! [swearing.gif]
by NED VALOIS
December 27th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple of domestic ‘05s over lunch
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Couple of domestic ‘05s over lunch

Nice !
by NED VALOIS
December 27th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 128
Views: 11522

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

I'm cutting WAY back,BUT;
Aubert Chards
MacDonald
Saxum
Myriad
by NED VALOIS
December 23rd, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you serve at parties?
Replies: 46
Views: 2112

Re: What do you serve at parties?

The good bottles, except My Latour !
by NED VALOIS
December 20th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12991
Views: 632694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Warren Taranow wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 3:37 pm
NED VALOIS wrote:
December 19th, 2019, 12:59 pm
George Washington Maderia
Ned
Couldn’t find any (Rodenstock) Thomas Jefferson Lafite bottles?
Cheers
Warren
neener
The last Jefferson Lafite I had was too young ! neener [snort.gif]
by NED VALOIS
December 19th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5232

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Aubert or stay home ! [pwn.gif]
by NED VALOIS
December 19th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12991
Views: 632694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

George Washington Maderia
by NED VALOIS
December 19th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5232

Re: Aubert-Save the date

My GO-TO Chards, with Lauren as my favorite! flirtysmile "For those of you who purchased our 2017 Lauren Estate Chardonnay last Spring, we are pleased to share that it has been awarded a perfect score of 100 Points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Enjoy! [winner.gif] Thursday, January 9th at 9:00 a...
by NED VALOIS
December 11th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 233
Views: 16588

Re: Another Flannery PSA

NED VALOIS wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 10:35 pm
[cheers.gif] flirtysmile Ordered a California Reserve 60-Day Rib Roast 5-Rib ;FOR CHRISTMAS !
Based on comments here, I changed the order out of the 60 day to the 30 day PR.
by NED VALOIS
December 10th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 233
Views: 16588

Re: Another Flannery PSA

[cheers.gif] flirtysmile Ordered a California Reserve 60-Day Rib Roast 5-Rib ;FOR CHRISTMAS !
by NED VALOIS
December 10th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And Round 1 goes to the MacDonald brothers
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Re: And Round 1 goes to the MacDonald brothers

Good people deserve great results.
by NED VALOIS
December 1st, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS story: To claim or not to claim?
Replies: 31
Views: 2543

Re: UPS story: To claim or not to claim?

Not !
by NED VALOIS
November 28th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...
Replies: 33
Views: 2132

Re: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...

Yeah 2 different issues here. I would have expected the server to pour, and I have never had one that didn't. But I'd be happier keeping tabs of the bottle myself, as others have said. I am always very appreciative when a restaurant allows corkage, and I would be totally ok with a "you open and pou...
by NED VALOIS
November 23rd, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 6437

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Family gathering of 30 , I'll bring a bunch of whites, a few Cali-cabs, Veuve GD and some ancient PX.

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