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by Joe B
October 7th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 100
Views: 2226

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

I’ll eat everything unless it’s mixed or prepared in a way that it shouldn’t be.

See tuna fish stories above. I like tuna. I like peas. I like cream of mushroom soup. I like potato chips. I won’t eat tuna fish casserole though. [hitsfan.gif]
by Joe B
September 29th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!
Replies: 40
Views: 2465

Re: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!

You know what’s interesting is whats ur dream allocation if u can’t flip. (Assume somehow that’s controllable). Realm - Love the wines. Make several cabs. Great price ranges and value. Excellent story. MacDonald - Love the one wine they make. Story is excellent. Great caretakers of their property. ...
by Joe B
September 27th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 Chateau Pavie?
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: 2003 Chateau Pavie?

Tomás Costa wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 1:31 pm
That is the famous Parker vs. Jancis wine, right?
Yup. Holding off on my two bottles.
by Joe B
September 24th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 210
Views: 23560

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

That was a great video.
by Joe B
September 24th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1838

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

Watch the Netflix documentary called The Social Dilemma.
by Joe B
September 24th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 210
Views: 23560

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

JohnP wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 8:10 am
NED VALOIS wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 8:00 am
Maybe it is the secret MacDonald's Reserve that only a few of us get ?
I call bs...wait, is there such a thing?
I’m not telling but.......
by Joe B
September 23rd, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other
Replies: 41
Views: 4868

Re: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other

Those are the wrong lists.
by Joe B
September 18th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barrel furniture
Replies: 30
Views: 1021

Re: Barrel furniture

There are a few pieces in there that I would not mind owning.
by Joe B
September 17th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17615

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Wish
It’s granted for one Falstaff.
by Joe B
September 17th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 182
Views: 17225

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Found my first every MacDonald offer by accident in my junk mail folder!!!!!!!!!!! Order in :) Good for you. That happened to me except I found it too late. Missed out on the 2013's hitsfan When I contacted the MacDonald brothers about it the following year, they made sure I was given an offer. Thi...
by Joe B
September 15th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald, Realm and Greer offerings
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: MacDonald, Realm and Greer offerings

MacD
by Joe B
September 15th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 182
Views: 17225

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Took my three pack.

As if I wasn’t going to right?
by Joe B
September 11th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

By more from the previous vintage?
by Joe B
September 11th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17615

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Rob Weaver wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Bard 15 + 9 wishlist

Feels like a lot, but I bought a similar amount of the 2016 and not a bottle left.
Yeah, its really not. I bought 15 last year and I am down to 8.
by Joe B
September 11th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 138
Views: 13116

Re: Wait list times

I’ve been on the Screaming Eagle waitlist for going on 14 years. I don’t know that they’ve added any new members in several years. Curious to see when active folks on here made the leap from the waitlist. Ahhhh crap! Haha I’m 2009 so if 2006 hasn’t made it yet. It’s not happening for me anytime soo...
by Joe B
September 8th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 182
Views: 17225

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

For those looking to buy or sell, please post in commerce corner. Let's try to keep this thread on the release. It's 500 people looking to buy at release price and not a single person looking to sell at release price, LOL [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] Why would ANYONE sell at release price when ...
by Joe B
September 7th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 182
Views: 17225

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

When is release?
by Joe B
September 1st, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17615

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Took 14 Bards plus a 1.5L Bard and wished for 1 Falstaff. Left my Absurd, Moonracer, Tempest on the table.
by Joe B
August 31st, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 34
Views: 2708

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

No Dragon. No Rattlesnake.

Not happy today.
by Joe B
August 27th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mega Purple Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 991

Re: Mega Purple Question?

I'd guess that might be volatile acidity, not mega purple. To me, when I suspect I'm tasting it, it's the Welch's grape juice flavor. I very well could be wrong, though. I tend to lean in your direction. For practice, and the only reason to buy them...is to try Caymus Regular Cab and Meomi's pseudo...
by Joe B
August 26th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17615

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

First time trying Bard was two weeks ago as I wanted to see if my 2017 purchase warranted this years allocation. Couldn’t believe how awesome it was. For me, it killed a similarly priced tignanello. Very different wines of course but can’t wait to add some 2018. [cheers.gif] I’m drinking the 2017 B...
by Joe B
August 25th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17615

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

I've been buying since 2012, every year I try and pencil out the perfect purchase allocation. But, one thing holds true - you will never regret putting an extra Bard in your cart. First time trying Bard was two weeks ago as I wanted to see if my 2017 purchase warranted this years allocation. Couldn...
by Joe B
August 25th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 110
Views: 9584

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Now that we’re all up-to-date on the he said she said crap did anyone read what Leah wrote? They held back a few cases for doing tastings but due to COVID-19 they haven’t been able to do tastings so they are offering the wines for sale. Have at it! Everyone except Matt of course. [wink.gif] I read ...
by Joe B
August 22nd, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 35
Views: 1585

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

I thought that was actually normal. I ignore it and it doesn't really bother me.
by Joe B
August 21st, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 349
Views: 32071

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

This is the greatest vintage.....

since 2017.
by Joe B
July 31st, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with Saxum?
Replies: 68
Views: 6356

Re: What's wrong with Saxum?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 11:24 am
I’ll tell you what’s wrong with Saxum...I’m still on the waiting list!
[swearing.gif]
Not me, I cracked it one prior release ago. champagne.gif
by Joe B
June 29th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

That would be a bummer if they did slap the bottles with .97 instead of .99 so we can use the codes. What exactly does this mean? I know I will be in for between 1 and 6 bottles but have a month to decide I guess. Did anybody actually review this vintage? The .97 on wine.com means the price ends in...
by Joe B
June 29th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

Price is down $10 per bottle but I am going to hold off. I think I can do better using a $100 off $300 wine.com code and get this for closer to $200 per with free shipping. I don't see Shafer selling out of HSS in this economy. That has worked for me as well in the past, have picked up recent vinta...
by Joe B
June 27th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 110
Views: 9584

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Sssshhhh! I'm Tier One, not Tier Awesome, but was just able to place my order. Yes. Shhhhh. I just made tier awesome as well. Lets keep this quiet. Not sure what the magic number is that gets me onto this tier but for 2018 I am at 18 bottles. Been on the list since 2012. Smith wines are beautiful. ...
by Joe B
May 27th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197845

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Just popped open the 2013 Bedrock Monte Rosso.

Very nice wine. It has come together.
by Joe B
May 14th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 9557

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

Not to ruin anybody’s day here but 2017 MacDonald allocations won’t be out until mid September.
by Joe B
May 9th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6442

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

Beckstoffer is a man clearly not in touch with reality. Love what other people do with his grapes but as he has said all along, all he did was buy up what was the perceived best prices of land making the best grapes.

To me, he is just a landlord.
by Joe B
May 6th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn 2018 Release
Replies: 26
Views: 1963

Re: Becklyn 2018 Release

Full case.
by Joe B
March 18th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: *LAST DAY* Up to 50% off on all wines in Shop
Replies: 34
Views: 3082

Re: 50% off on 2016 Saunter 1.5Ls

I grabbed one eagle summit and one redhead magnum.

Thanks for the offer.
by Joe B
February 29th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 214
Views: 17349

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

While my portfolio has dropped a good 12% last week, I am sure I will not see an equal drop in prices for wine. Like ever.
by Joe B
February 28th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 214
Views: 17349

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

blarmston wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Whoops, yes you’re correct.

Mental note- don’t post after several glasses of wine... fixed
I’m not taking your word for this. Later tonight after a couple or three glasses, I will post my insights into investing in this market. Your money, not mine. [cheers.gif]
by Joe B
February 28th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15659

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

I would back out if I didn't already have tickets in hand that were non refundable. And if it gets worse, tickets in hand be damned.
by Joe B
February 26th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197845

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened the 2016 Evangelo tonight. Hoping for the best. I am also looking at opening my last bottle of 2010 Papas all blacks relatively soon. Meaning weeks/months, probably this year. Any thoughts on this one? Glenn Levine reported on one last year and said he'd open his next one in ten years. I'm p...
by Joe B
February 26th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197845

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened the 2016 Evangelo tonight. Hoping for the best.

I am also looking at opening my last bottle of 2010 Papas all blacks relatively soon. Meaning weeks/months, probably this year. Any thoughts on this one?
by Joe B
February 23rd, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 13045

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 4:35 pm
Joe B wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Finally placed my order. I did get me some wedlock. Always grab Weil away. Lorenzo too.
We agree on that!
We must have good taste.
by Joe B
February 20th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 13045

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

Finally placed my order. I did get me some wedlock. Always grab Weil away. Lorenzo too.
by Joe B
February 18th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4712

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Did not get my wish list Dr Crane. Thanked them anyways. It was explained to me that the allocation wines are good for 7 days and no matter how fast you are on getting your order in with the wish list items, your quickness will BE IGNORED and the extra wines not taken through allocation go to whomev...
by Joe B
February 17th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Steakhouse wine, pick one
Replies: 23
Views: 1907

Re: Steakhouse wine, pick one

2014 Elysian or Macdonald. [dance-clap.gif]
by Joe B
February 17th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 40
Views: 5365

Re: Wine prices are falling

Well, I hope the producers I buy from read this article. Allocation prices seem a bit inflated to me.
by Joe B
February 13th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 26
Views: 2976

Re: Saxum Spring release

I will be contacting Saxum tomorrow to relinquish my position on the list. I’ve enjoyed taking my small allocations over the last 6 years or so but Rhône blends just don’t bring as much pleasure to my wife or me as a hearty Napa Cab. And I really need to cut back. I hope a Berserker gets lucky and ...
by Joe B
February 13th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Short Ribs

Braised short ribs with a nice mushroom risotto is my all time favorite dish.
by Joe B
February 9th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 3384

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

Consider that there are still a lot of people whose response to "How about zinfandel" is "The red kind or the white kind?" There is too little appreciation of the better quality zins. I suspect that the fluctuation is the result of periodic fascination with another grape (e.g., Malbec) that causes ...
by Joe B
February 5th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4712

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Grabbed
2 To-Kalon
1 Dr Crane.

Happy but wished for more.
by Joe B
February 4th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: KFC buffet
Replies: 188
Views: 14355

Re: KFC buffet

Popeyes blows chunks and anyone who prefers In n Out over anything needs some help.

KFC is what's good for America.

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