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by PaulMills
October 12th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Thomas letter??
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: 2017 Thomas letter??

Scott Watkins wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 11:59 am
Hmmm I skipped last years offer will I be dropped from the list?

I skipped a year and did not receive an offer the next, possible it was just misplaced. I sent him a check after seeing the posts here and received wine. The next year a received an offer.
by PaulMills
October 11th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 132
Views: 7327

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Robert M yers wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 11:52 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 11:18 am
Robert M yers wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 9:32 am


Joel said up thread there will be bottle limits.
Actually he said 2-6, depending on the wine.
Not sure what you’re correcting here? Yes, a 2 to 6 bottle limit as he said up thread.
Sorry, missed that post i guess. That gives me hope.
by PaulMills
October 11th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 132
Views: 7327

Re: Ravenswood library offer

With everyone wanting to load up, how much supply is there? Are we talking like many multiple cases of all cuvees or a smattering if each? I think it was 1800 cases total, hopefully an fairly even distribution between the wines. My concern is the people who want to load up. Will there be a limit to...
by PaulMills
October 8th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 35
Views: 2178

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

I just picked up some more 2000 last weekend. I keep waiting for Envoyer to offer it since I already have a few cases shipping. I might have to check around though and just order a six pack from someone else. Envoyer did offer it in early Sept. I picked up a couple bottles at... wait for it.... $44...
by PaulMills
October 8th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 35
Views: 2178

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

I just picked up some more 2000 last weekend.

I keep waiting for Envoyer to offer it since I already have a few cases shipping. I might have to check around though and just order a six pack from someone else.
by PaulMills
October 3rd, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 659

Re: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?

The beer is a true delight. Dennis has hooked me up a few times, never disappointed in the selection.
by PaulMills
October 3rd, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 659

Re: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?

Advice: buy two cases and ship to me at cost plus shipping.
by PaulMills
October 3rd, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: VACATION FROM IT ALL
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: VACATION FROM IT ALL

Hiking or biking is the way to go. Three hours at a time.
by PaulMills
October 3rd, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 132
Views: 7327

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Andrew W. wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 12:50 pm
Boo, keep the time as is

+1
by PaulMills
October 3rd, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 132
Views: 7327

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Luckily my wife is going too be out of town that day, so I will be setting the alarm fro 300am
by PaulMills
October 2nd, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3400

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

The only vintage I bought was 2013 (four bottles) and I still get offers.
by PaulMills
September 27th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Box-wine and Camping
Replies: 51
Views: 1933

Re: Box-wine and Camping

We have started using the Platypus bags. When we backpacked about two months ago we took a Drinkward Peschon and a Liquid Farm chard. It worked perfectly.

Drinking out of plastic camping coffee cups is not too bad, but I will complain about less than stellar glassware at a restaurant.
by PaulMills
September 23rd, 2019, 3:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Fall Horror Story: Carbonation in.....Zinfandel?!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1282

Re: A Fall Horror Story: Carbonation in.....Zinfandel?!!!!

I have had a couple of J Thomas pinot noirs with some light carbonation. It usually blows off after a few days or a few shakes.
by PaulMills
September 18th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 screaming eagle the flight
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: 2016 screaming eagle the flight

$500 plus for a bottle and you do not want to pay for a professional review. Kind of like complaining about the shipping cost.
by PaulMills
September 18th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: cayuse 2012 Cailloux
Replies: 34
Views: 1604

Re: cayuse 2012 Cailloux

I have experienced that with the 2012 Cailloux but have with various vintages of Reynvaan. I have decided that Rasa is probably my go to WA Syrah producer.
by PaulMills
September 17th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I placed my order and am a better person for it.
by PaulMills
August 31st, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?
Replies: 73
Views: 1845

Re: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?

I'm starting to give up tracking cost or even tracking inventory at this point. It's nice to see what's ready to drink, but it's starting to get time consuming entering in ~300 bottles per year! If you enter it as you buy it, it is not very time consuming. Probably less time consuming than pulling ...
by PaulMills
August 30th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 558
Views: 28466

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Purchase 27
Consumed 12

Failing
by PaulMills
August 30th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?
Replies: 73
Views: 1845

Re: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?

I'm starting to give up tracking cost or even tracking inventory at this point. It's nice to see what's ready to drink, but it's starting to get time consuming entering in ~300 bottles per year! If you enter it as you buy it, it is not very time consuming. Probably less time consuming than pulling ...
by PaulMills
August 25th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: TN: 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia

Very nice. I have a few of the 2005 blanco and love them.
by PaulMills
August 23rd, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New wine-price index from The Economist
Replies: 26
Views: 3180

Re: New wine-price index from The Economist

I wish it was not behind a paywall.
by PaulMills
August 22nd, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ikea has a $1.49 decante/carafe that holds 34 oz. Great if you are having an event
Replies: 23
Views: 1837

Re: Ikea has a $1.49 decante/carafe that holds 34 oz. Great if you are having an event

Thanks for the tip, I have been looking for some decanters. I picked up 12, six for me and six for my wife to use as vases.
by PaulMills
August 20th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off mailing lists to buying retail?
Replies: 30
Views: 2805

Re: Off mailing lists to buying retail?

I am cutting my lists and buying more at local and internet shops. I will remain on some lists because the local shops are somewhat limited and usually higher priced. Most of my non list purchases are European.
by PaulMills
August 16th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1138

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: 1138

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: 68
Views: 2971

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: 68
Views: 2971

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: 22
Views: 2096

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: 3850

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: 1526

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: 3850

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 Oct. 10
Replies: 39
Views: 3651

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: 1517

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: 1517

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: 12574

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: 1707

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: 121
Views: 4972

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: 2664

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: 12574

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: 12574

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: 138
Views: 9789

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: 12574

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: 3604

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: 337

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: 2968

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: 1031

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.

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