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by Jeff Bloom
April 8th, 2021, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Yahyn
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: Retailer check: Yahyn

Sellers sell through the platform and, as I understand it, ship directly to the customers (no personal experience, so I can't opine on quality of service). Corporate "headquarters" are in New Hampshire, and I'm sure there is a legal, corporate or economic reason for that. The company is ac...
by Jeff Bloom
April 3rd, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Costco Wine Fridge Sale
Replies: 25
Views: 2203

Re: Costco Wine Fridge Sale

This would concern me with regards to the Vinotheque http://www.vinotheque.com/ As someone who has purchased expensive items (usually AV equipment) from a company that exits the business; I know first hand the difficult you can have a few years down the road. The availability of parts and support f...
by Jeff Bloom
March 27th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for gefilte fish?
Replies: 38
Views: 887

Re: Wine for gefilte fish?

David K o l i n wrote: March 27th, 2021, 2:13 pm Slivovitz
My great-grandmother (from what is now Hungary) broke fast every year with a shot of Slivovitz until she died at age 98. Considering she died over 50 years ago, there's something to be said for the old ways.
by Jeff Bloom
March 27th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for gefilte fish?
Replies: 38
Views: 887

Re: Wine for gefilte fish?

Are you eating the gefilte fish with the maror? If so, Riesling has worked well. Sauvignon Blanc has worked when eating the gefilte fish alone. When I've had to do this pairing, though, it has had to be with kosher wines and the wine has never been all that wonderful in any event.
by Jeff Bloom
March 8th, 2021, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's Time For Wine Critics To Stop Defending Themselves........
Replies: 51
Views: 2853

Re: It's Time For Wine Critics To Stop Defending Themselves........

While they are out there with boots on the the ground doing the work, the hoi polloi likes to use them as fodder for their own little petty controversies. Have you heard of this Internet thing? People feel entitled to criticize or comment on every thing under the sun, whether or not they have any k...
by Jeff Bloom
March 2nd, 2021, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?
Replies: 99
Views: 4721

Re: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?

My wife's palate aligns with mine completely and, while she'll never admit it, her palate is much better than mine (she always does better in blind tastings than I do). That being said, Riesling would rarely be her first choice but she likes them when we have them. We split a bottle with dinner ever...
by Jeff Bloom
February 27th, 2021, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà
Replies: 24
Views: 1600

Re: TN: 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà

Thanks for taking one for the team, as they say. I bought the whole batch in 2011 and am not in a rush to open any of them, although Muncagota might be a possibility in the near term. Thanks for the update and helping keep things in perspective.
by Jeff Bloom
February 17th, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Slim Sadie's Beef Jerky - 25% OFF
Replies: 77
Views: 3365

Re: Slim Sadie's Beef Jerky - 25% OFF

This stuff is addictive. Ordered another batch.
by Jeff Bloom
February 12th, 2021, 7:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass / April 6th Update - DELIVERY TOMORROW
Replies: 274
Views: 19325

Re: Grassl Glass *2/2/21 Shipping Data, bottom of 1st post*

I'm confused as well. I didn't pay enough attention on BD and didn't fill out the form. Can I still get the six pack?
by Jeff Bloom
January 28th, 2021, 1:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 10676

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

Sat out last year (except for Flannery) because there was literally no room left for storage. Cleared out some space this year so jumped back in. 58 bottles from 12 producers (Halcon, Lagier Meredith, Tercero, Loring, Liquid Farm, Di Costanzo, Bien Nacido, Crawford, Beau Rivage, Fogline, Boheme and ...
by Jeff Bloom
January 27th, 2021, 11:32 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank You! ● Bohème ● Occidental, Sonoma Coast
Replies: 60
Views: 3031

Re: Bohème ● Occidental, Sonoma Coast ● 25% Promo + Shipping Incl.

In for the 2018 horizontal. Looking forward to comparing the different sites.
by Jeff Bloom
January 27th, 2021, 10:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 164
Views: 8113

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

How could anyone following the Chenin thread not be interested? In for 6.
by Jeff Bloom
January 27th, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Di Costanzo Wines • Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons
Replies: 109
Views: 6577

Re: Di Costanzo Wines • Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons

Not normally a Cabernet drinker but had to give these a shot. Order in.
by Jeff Bloom
January 26th, 2021, 6:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 8264

Re: Veleta Gourmets BD12 DEALS!!

In for a seafood sampler. First time purchase for me. Didn't buy in the past because these are not appealing to my wife but that doesn't mean that I can't enjoy them. champagne.gif
by Jeff Bloom
January 26th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!
Replies: 256
Views: 11676

Re: Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

I'm another one who forgot to note Berserker in the comments. The things we miss in the rush of things. Happens much more frequently as we age.
by Jeff Bloom
January 26th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** LAST DAY *** tercero wines - Rose Futures, Sampler 6 Packs, Free Shipping!
Replies: 216
Views: 7743

Re: tercero wines - tercero wines - Rose Futures, Sampler Packs, Free Shipping, Bonus Magnums!

What a day for connection problems and slow internet (on my end, not Larry's)! Order finally in for the red six pack. Thanks, Larry.
by Jeff Bloom
January 24th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 12305

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

So I didn't intend to go dry this January, as noted above, but was persuaded to do so by my wife. Took a break on January 6 just because, you know, and intend to take a break on Berserker Day (and maybe on preview day). I don't feel nearly as accomplished/satisfied this year as in past years. We sta...
by Jeff Bloom
January 20th, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 216
Views: 13469

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Got my card yesterday, sadly 1/2 day too late to break it in with my Rivers Marie order. Looking forward to putting it to good use next week (if not before).
by Jeff Bloom
January 12th, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 51245

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Without giving away all BD12 promo just yet... Grand Reserve is rolling out our best signup offer ever for our Grand Reserve World Mastercard, which is the credit card with exceptional rewards for wine enthusiasts. In addition, we will be giving all current (and new) Grand Reserve cardmembers extra...
by Jeff Bloom
January 1st, 2021, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 12305

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

My wife and I have been doing dry January (actually dry 6 weeks) for 25+ years, long before it became a thing. I'm not doing it this year. If there was ever a winter that cried out for comfort food and good wine, this is it. There will be plenty of opportunities for a dry month when this is all behi...
by Jeff Bloom
December 13th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not a cork, not a screwtop, but...
Replies: 24
Views: 1515

Re: Not a cork, not a screwtop, but...

I've had them on several bottlings I've purchased and have been very happy with them as closures. I have to say, however, that the esteemed Mr. Hill was not the only one who had trouble removing them.
by Jeff Bloom
November 10th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12780

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

It really took major effort to limit myself to a case. I love the wines and want to support the winery but I'm still trying to figure out here to put the wines I got a month ago. At least I left a lot on the table for those of you on the wish list.
by Jeff Bloom
November 5th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one village/town/city in Italy...
Replies: 50
Views: 2043

Re: If only one village/town/city in Italy...

Panzano in Chianti. Beautiful and very convenient to both Florence and Siena as well as both coasts. Pre-pandemic I was actually researching where my wife and I might live in Italy for six months and Panzano was the leading contender. Convenient to lots of places, as noted, and it feels like a more...
by Jeff Bloom
October 24th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You know you have too much wine when...
Replies: 59
Views: 3001

Re: You know you have too much wine when...

When you're seriously considering getting a third offsite bin because the cellar, the two coolers and the first two bins are overflowing.
by Jeff Bloom
October 7th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar problems - one leak after another
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: Cellar problems - one leak after another

Nathan Smyth wrote: October 6th, 2020, 11:06 pm Is this thread about leaking coolant/refrigerant, or is it about leaking/perspiring water?
Appears to be just water. No evidence of a coolant leak.
by Jeff Bloom
October 5th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar problems - one leak after another
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Cellar problems - one leak after another

Wondering if anyone has had problems like this. I've had occasional leaks over the years with my split duct cooling unit, but they've been easily resolved (usually just a clogged draining pipe). Now there are two separate leaks, one above the unit where the pipe comes in from outside and one down on...
by Jeff Bloom
September 27th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance

To both questions: Only because I had turned down their coverage, as I said. I haven't looked at the contract for years, but at the time I was definitely able to turn down coverage. So when one of Domaine's delivery drivers broke a bottle of mine and I asked if they would pay for it, they said no b...
by Jeff Bloom
September 27th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance

My insurance through Chubb covers my offsite wine, so I have always turned down Domaine's insurance. Note, though, that if you do, they take responsibility for nothing. If their driver breaks your wine while delivering it to you, they will not make good in any way. At least this was their policy wh...
by Jeff Bloom
August 17th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: North Carolina Outer Banks
Replies: 47
Views: 3780

Re: North Carolina Outer Banks

We go to OBX every year for a week or two, and to echo what Neal and Dave said, I have yet to find any wine shops down there that are worth a damn. It's driving distance for us, and I've just accepted the fact that if we want to drink the good stuff, we have to pack it in the car. Told my wife if s...
by Jeff Bloom
August 17th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Pergola *** Rome - wine list
Replies: 12
Views: 3338

Re: Pergola *** Rome - wine list

I only ate at La Pergola once but it was a fantastic meal and I hope to go back some day (if it survives). I can't possibly imagine eating in that restaurant and having a Hillside Select (that's just my taste - no offense intended). I remember spending almost as much time with the water list as the ...
by Jeff Bloom
July 21st, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers near Saint Remy-de-Provence
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Producers near Saint Remy-de-Provence

Thanks. Interested in Provence east of St. Remy, mostly. We've visited CdP before. Enjoyed it but looking for unexplored territory. Definitely interested in Bandol. While I highly recommend a visit to Bandol, keep in mind that it's a 1.5 hour plus drive from St. Remy. Also remember that Bandol itse...
by Jeff Bloom
July 15th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: K-Paul's Restaurant In New Orleans Closes Permanently
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: K-Paul's Restaurant In New Orleans Closes Permanently

I'm shocked this was still open. Haven't been there since the mid-'80s and haven't even heard anything about it in years.
by Jeff Bloom
July 15th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you calculate your end of life when thinking about what to buy?
Replies: 50
Views: 2141

Re: Do you calculate your end of life when thinking about what to buy?

Somewhat conveniently acknowledgment of mortality hit the same time as acknowledgment of running out of storage space. At 64, there is no more room in the cellar, stand-alone units and offsite bins. Running out of space is what led to the radical cut back in purchasing and, if you have to stop buyin...
by Jeff Bloom
July 15th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: TN: 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano

adam caldwell wrote: July 13th, 2020, 11:56 pm Helpful,info. Thx for posting. I will continue to hold.
+1. Appreciate the update but I won't be touching mine for a few years.

Love the cat reference. Non-cat owners might not get it but I understood exactly what you meant and could almost taste that happening with the wine.
by Jeff Bloom
July 2nd, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Brunellos (Rasina, Poggio Antico)
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: TN: Brunellos (Rasina, Poggio Antico)

I had the 06 Rasina the other night and think your note captures it very well. Agree that it's hitting its plateau but I don't think it's fading yet. Doubt it will improve but it should hold up fine for a couple of more years.
by Jeff Bloom
June 27th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir Scallop Shelf Estate
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: TN: 2016 Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir Scallop Shelf Estate

I think you nailed the problem a lot of people have when they first taste Peay Pinots. People have gotten used to so many California Pinots that are so big and in your face that they don't know to look for or appreciate subtlety and nuance. Big Pinots are not necessarily bad, they're just different....
by Jeff Bloom
June 27th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 114
Views: 10855

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Sssshhhh! I'm Tier One, not Tier Awesome, but was just able to place my order. I'm completely out of storage space and don't drink much Cabernet (I'm on the list mainly for the Syrahs at Myriad and Quivet) but I always try to pick up a few of these because they're so good and reasonably priced in re...
by Jeff Bloom
May 30th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 14294

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Michael Martin wrote: May 27th, 2020, 7:35 am Styro is back, at least on this shipment.
Mine was shipped in the egg crate cardboard. While I hate it, styro might have been a better choice given the temps.
by Jeff Bloom
May 27th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 14294

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Mine got delivered yesterday, fortunately in the morning so the box didn't sit on a hot truck all day. Warm to the touch but no seepage or other signs of damage (a benefit to not having a capsule on the bottle).
by Jeff Bloom
May 25th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 14294

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Anyone else getting the 'suck it up" treatment from FedEx? The last two deliveries, the guy stands at the door with the box in his hand to give to me with no mask, then gets pissed off when I ask him to just set it on the porch and politely decline to touch his signature pen and pad. Last time...
by Jeff Bloom
May 17th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 10AM PT / 1PM ET

I can't miss this one. Have a ton of Pisoni and Lucia wines in the cellar and visited Mark in Gonzalez back in 2011 (for some reason I thought they made the wines there, but he was a great host despite my ignorance). Question - the subject line says May 28 at 10AM PT/ 1 PM ET and the body says 5 PM ...
by Jeff Bloom
May 8th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 5027

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Now I find on the Ravenswood website that it is intended to be Yiddish - Kayn Nebbishy Vayn. I still have that one, along with several buttons and bumper stickers in other languages. This was a really great event. Major thanks to Joel and Morgan for making it a nice mix of storytelling and wine gee...
by Jeff Bloom
May 3rd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 5027

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--you pick the date

but now I'm thinking I might coravin a glass of 2014 Once and Future Bedrock vineyard and 2014 Bedrock/Bedrock Heritage. Seems like a fun time to try them side-by-side. Was thinking of an Exposition, probably a 2011, but this looks like a good idea. Not a coravin user, though, so will probably open...
by Jeff Bloom
April 30th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4945

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Thanks Frank for organizing this. It was great to hear from Mike on lots of subjects and see what people were drinking. A very enjoyable event indeed.

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