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by PaulMills
August 16th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Re: La Pelle 2017

C. Keller wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Quite the pedigree here. What's the tariff?
$75 for the Cab, which is very reasonable. If by the three pack.
by PaulMills
August 14th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Re: La Pelle 2017

Passed last year for that reason and will pass this year too. I would love to try the wine sometime.
by PaulMills
August 10th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 65
Views: 2143

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

Adam, how do you buy the wine you consume personally? Club, list, retail? What has been your experience?
by PaulMills
August 8th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 65
Views: 2143

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

I do not do clubs, only lists. I want to buy the wines I want and not be forced to buy the ones I do not want as some clubs do. I want to be able to mix and match as I please. I want to order a three pack this release and a case the next release. I understand minimum orders of say a three pack, but ...
by PaulMills
August 8th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cold calls from wineries?
Replies: 16
Views: 1374

Re: Cold calls from wineries?

I have received calls from a few wineries in the past. When they are wineries I have a connection to (have tasted with or corresponded directly with them) I do not mind. When it is a call from a winery I buy direct from but do not really have a connection with or had signed up for the list and then ...
by PaulMills
August 4th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3512

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

Lookong back at this post, I should have thought it was about losing your allocation for sharing it with the great unwashed. I do not see much of a peril in your case.
by PaulMills
August 4th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Westvleteren now available online
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Westvleteren now available online

I think I have still have two bottles in the cellar that I bought a few years ago. I came to realize that St Bernardous 12 tastes about the same and is so much less expensive and easier to find.
by PaulMills
August 4th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3512

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

I too have dropped a lot of lists I used to buy from because I felt I was held hostage. Now I buy what I want and if there is a three pack (of one wine) minimum I skip it. My allocations have not been hurt on the lists I stayed on.
by PaulMills
August 2nd, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update Aug. 4
Replies: 36
Views: 3129

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update- June 20

I need 8-12 if it is safe to ship to SC in this weather.
by PaulMills
July 31st, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wait is over for Saxum.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: The wait is over for Saxum.......

Justin Strider Smith wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 8:11 pm
PaulMills wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 6:35 pm
I have been on the list for 7 or 8 years now, maybe I should check in with them. it took me forever to get an offer from Lewelling because of a clerical error.
Hi Paul, you should of received the email from us today. Check you spam and contact us if it's not there.

Justin,
I emailed you.
by PaulMills
July 30th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wait is over for Saxum.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: The wait is over for Saxum.......

I have been on the list for 7 or 8 years now, maybe I should check in with them. it took me forever to get an offer from Lewelling because of a clerical error.
by PaulMills
July 29th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11808

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

I was allocated everything but the Areio. Bought a mixed case and a half and wishlisted the Areio. It was granted today. Thanks Chris and Morgan.
by PaulMills
July 26th, 2019, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?

I used to but changed jobs and do not have that issue now. I do understand what you mean about justifying buying wine vs something else for the same cost. I have drastically reduced my purchases this year vs the last five so I have more disposable income sitting around, but still have a problem spen...
by PaulMills
July 25th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

Sitting at 52 and should not go over 70 before the end of the year.
by PaulMills
July 24th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 2475

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

I'll sneak a tier 11 SC wine into the lineup. Scuppernong! We have more than just scuppernong and muscadine wine here. There is a winery 20 minutes from my house that has tried Chardonnay, Cab, and a few other varieties. They are not palatable. My list of good wine: CA, OR, WA Palatable: VA and NY
by PaulMills
July 23rd, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11808

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

I bought a mixed case and may go back for a few more bottles since I have skipped the last couple of releases.
by PaulMills
July 23rd, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11808

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Still no email email.
by PaulMills
July 23rd, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8177

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

I always enjoyed his posts, even if they were a little weird. People like him are what make WB worth being a part of.
by PaulMills
July 21st, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11808

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

I have done a great job this year of reducing my purchases across the board, but I will be in for this release. anything that has Syrah in it, I will buy.

We are drinking a 2014 Weill a Way now, spectacular.
by PaulMills
July 5th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3406

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

We went to a wine dinner and there were a lot of bottles that had not been opened yet. The servers brought a big seafood dish for everyone to share and put it in the middle of the table. There was a bottle of 2007 Lillian Syrah tin my way that I did not think had been opened, so I laid it down. Dump...
by PaulMills
July 5th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice little article about the Alpujarra, (Granada) Spain
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Nice little article about the Alpujarra, (Granada) Spain

Very nice, Nola. We would love to visit you sometime and experience the area.
by PaulMills
July 5th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?
Replies: 36
Views: 2815

Re: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?

I have been buying a lot less wine this year so I have passed on most offers so far. For the rest of the year it will be MACDONALD, Lewelling, maybe some Bedrock and RM. it will probably be a pass on the rest of the lists unless something really grabs my attention.
by PaulMills
July 5th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Other Cellar Sidejobs
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Other Cellar Sidejobs

Antica Terra/Lillian keeps a whole iberico ham leg in their barrel room. I would think if they can do that, keeping meat in a typical cellar would be fine.

They also have a record player in there.
by PaulMills
July 2nd, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Other Cellar Sidejobs
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Other Cellar Sidejobs

Chocolate, fresh fruit, dinner party food that does not fit in the fridge but needs to be kept cool (not cold), olive oil, beer.
by PaulMills
July 1st, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 509
Views: 25359

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

We have consumed 13 fewer bottles and purchased 36 fewer bottle than this time last year. Drinking less and buying less.

For the month of June it was a purchase of five and consumption of 10 (dinner party).
by PaulMills
July 1st, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many wines a day?
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: How many wines a day?

We usually have a red and either a white or rose open on the weeekends. It took us four days to go through a rose and a red this past weekend. It is nice to have options.
by PaulMills
June 23rd, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: TN: 2013 Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

I have some of the 2014 I really want to try, holding them is going to be hard.
by PaulMills
June 18th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter
Replies: 33
Views: 3411

Re: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter

Since it is a real name board and presumably they sent the letter to you, why black out the name?
by PaulMills
June 3rd, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino

I opened one this weekend also and was disappointed. It was good, but it just lacked any tannins or acidity, or anything else to remember it.
by PaulMills
May 18th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1222

Re: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?

In Italy, Spain, and Portugal we have been pleased by the house wines at most restaurants. They are almost always great and inexpensive. In the US, house wines all taste like the esteeemd Charles Shaw.
by PaulMills
May 18th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 4021

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I started using CT with a little over 100 bottles I think. I was using Excel before. Entering data in CT was easy and I did it over a few days. I now have about 800 bottles and would be willing to enter the bottles in CT now if I had too. I think it is a valuable tool for this hobby. It is nice to b...
by PaulMills
May 2nd, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports
Replies: 23
Views: 1474

Re: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

He makes and imports wine from other countries, I bet he will want some sort of protection for those as a US based company. I say let the price (without excessive taxes) and quality be the judge of what we should be drinking. I love both US and European wines and will continue to buy both. But I do ...
by PaulMills
April 28th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pitching in to buy a rare bottle (questions?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1195

Re: Pitching in to buy a rare bottle (questions?)

I have bought a couple of bottles with friends to try them and share the cost. Nothing I would consider rare or super expensive, but still more than we wanted to spend solo and something we would have shared with the other anyways. It is a good way to try more wine.
by PaulMills
April 13th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How is your average cost per bottle trending?
Replies: 27
Views: 1015

Re: How is your average cost per bottle trending?

I have been flat since 2017, but trended up before that. As I rebalance my cellar, I am expecting to start trending up again and buying less for a reduction in bottle count.
by PaulMills
March 23rd, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2830

Re: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?

if a wine I have is worth five times what I paid for it, I will drink it. If it is more than that then it is going to depend on what I can do with that money that will bring me more experiencial enjoyment. It is not about buying something, but a vacation, random dinner experience, weekend adventurin...
by PaulMills
March 19th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer Deal Alert: Pax North Coast
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Killer Deal Alert: Pax North Coast

That is good to know, Matt. I may have to swing by the Tap to see if he has an open bottle.
by PaulMills
February 22nd, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?
Replies: 20
Views: 870

Re: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?

Twin Leaf is one of my favorites. Wedge has good stuff too, and at the Wedge Foundey location there is a 12 Bones BBQ right next door. If you go south on I26, stop by Blue Ghost.
by PaulMills
February 17th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Those that are owed wines from Maison Ilan, please fill out this linked form
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

Re: Those that are owed wines from Maison Ilan, please fill out this linked form

Interesting that you post this now since when I received my order of 2012s, I emailed you informing you that the order was not correct. Are you now going to make me whole with credits for the wrong wine? What are your intentions? You have to at least have a rough idea of what you are going to do.
by PaulMills
February 15th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition
Replies: 57
Views: 5150

Re: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition

That is awesome. Go for a short trip and throw abandon to the wind. I might have to do that sometime.
by PaulMills
February 10th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 77
Views: 6678

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Lewelling Cabernet.
by PaulMills
January 31st, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody Try Cerbaiona's 2015 Brunello Hidden in the NV Rosso
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Anybody Try Cerbaiona's 2015 Brunello Hidden in the NV Rosso

I bought six bottles and consumed one, holding the others for a bit. Very good wine. There was a tasting for the higher end wines a few months ago but I was sick and could not attend, I really hated that cold.
by PaulMills
January 25th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much Wine do we drink a year?
Replies: 42
Views: 1771

Re: How much Wine do we drink a year?

Roughly 150 per year for 2017 and 2018, a little higher for a few years before that, lower years before that.
by PaulMills
January 17th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 95
Views: 2926

Re: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?

I have only been around these parts since 2012 and mostly lurk. I have learned a bunch here, have spent too much money on wine because of what I learned, and have had a good time with some of you. In all, it has been a great time and I look forward to many more years of it.
by PaulMills
January 17th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2622

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

I have seen a car in town with ‘MERLOT’.
by PaulMills
January 10th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update Aug. 4
Replies: 36
Views: 3129

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Beers

Dennis, please let me know when you have some more. I am just across the border from you in sunny SC.
by PaulMills
January 7th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 3936

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

I am up for it. It looks like I will be sucking this down this weekend: 2010 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Chouacheux Domaine Gagey

CT 84.5

How bad can a LJ be?
by PaulMills
January 6th, 2019, 2:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Tears' Wine Is Just As Pink And Sparkly As You'd Expect
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Unicorn Tears' Wine Is Just As Pink And Sparkly As You'd Expect

I bought my wife new house slippers for Christmas, they have little unicorns on them and she loves them. I might have to buy a bottle of this stuff as a joke.

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