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by Scott Butler
July 23rd, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tyler Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 26
Views: 1380

Re: TN: 2017 Tyler Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay

I don't know, I bought them via retail, through a channel I don't have any longer. It was quite a bummer.
by Scott Butler
July 21st, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tyler Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 26
Views: 1380

Re: TN: 2017 Tyler Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay

Their Pinot's are sensational. I need to get hold of their Chard, sounds wonderful! They were really good. But the Chards were showstoppers. Well, I bought 2 Tyler Chards, was excited to try them, gave them both a short decant...both were 2017 Dierberg...both were corked. Super disappointed.
by Scott Butler
May 12th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 23
Views: 950

Re: TN: 2011 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

These are great chards, and even better with about 25 years of age. I had one from the mid 80's about 5 years ago, and it was incredible.
by Scott Butler
March 20th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corn Wine?
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Corn Wine?

Funny story [drinkers.gif]

I guess you just make wine out of whatever you have, right? I picked this up in Belize on our last trip...it tastes a lot like Port.
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by Scott Butler
March 13th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Flaviar
Replies: 11
Views: 2231

Re: Flaviar

You bet!
by Scott Butler
March 10th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4773

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

Because California Pinot Noirs are in your face with ripe fruit and young Burgundy can be pretty tight and unyielding those first few years after bottling. Entirely different wines - That's what I was thinking. You would think a wine critic would be skilled at knowing where a wine will be once it r...
by Scott Butler
March 10th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Flaviar
Replies: 11
Views: 2231

Re: Flaviar

I have a membership. It was a gift. I didn't totally feel it is worth the $, but it was a gift and they even renewed it for me. So, during the membership, I get "i think" 3 sample boxes sent to me, each with 3 test tubes of liquor to try with a free coaster. You can select the sample pack to try. So...
by Scott Butler
December 17th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Pretty good Christmas tap list
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: Pretty good Christmas tap list

HAHA! No Chris, you have to save them to your computer first, then rotate them. Or edit them on your phone, make some tiny edit that no one will notice, and that also fixes the rotate problem.

Now, I am off the the chiropractor. :-)
by Scott Butler
December 12th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8088
Views: 553554

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Those Lutum's keep coming in and out. I bought several this year from LBW, enjoyed all of them so far. $30ish for good vineyard PN, works for me.
by Scott Butler
December 12th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8088
Views: 553554

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

J. Rock wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 11:48 am
Scott Butler wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 11:43 am
Yeh, I put it in my cart right away and still missed.

Forgot the name, but it was a 1998
Was it 1998 Château Raymond-Lafon? I got 3 of those during one of their normal offers.
Yep, Chris up above got some apparently.
by Scott Butler
December 12th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8088
Views: 553554

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

....and the same with that Premier Cru Champagne for $29, gone in a flash.
by Scott Butler
December 12th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8088
Views: 553554

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Yeh, I put it in my cart right away and still missed.

Forgot the name, but it was a 1998
by Scott Butler
December 12th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8088
Views: 553554

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Jeff_M. wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 11:37 am
Just got in on one of these Col D`Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Al Vento 1995.

That was rather tempting.
by Scott Butler
December 12th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions
Replies: 71
Views: 5884

Re: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions

C. Heinsen wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 10:15 am

Levo
Brian Benson

These 2 are fantastic, I highly recommend them.
by Scott Butler
December 4th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 345
Views: 36420

Re: Rye

Just tried High West Rendezvous last night - awesome stuff. Worth the $60-70 for sure. Had side-by-side with the Double Rye, also good, but when side-by-side, the quality of Rendezvous really stands out Yes, the Rendezvous Rye is exceptional. It is historically around $55 here, but lately has crept...
by Scott Butler
December 2nd, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16837
Views: 465304

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Amazing experience Paul I wish I could have been there. The double barrel sounds up my alley. I was in Detroit all weekend and searched everywhere for any bourbon county beers and only found one bottle of the regular. KBS and CBS were all around but no BCBS. I got back home to Greenville today and s...
by Scott Butler
November 26th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 345
Views: 36420

Re: Rye

I've paid $90 for Midwinter, and I've paid $105, tends to stay in that range for me, $120 is a bit much.

I went to Park City for the release party a year ago, they were selling it for $99 at the distillery. Man I drank my share of it that night, thank goodness for the shuttle bus!
by Scott Butler
November 22nd, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter
Replies: 10
Views: 3468

Re: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter

Just found a bottle of MWND locally, last one this guy had. At least I got one bottle.
by Scott Butler
October 24th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tyler Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 26
Views: 1380

Re: TN: 2017 Tyler Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay

Their Pinot's are sensational. I need to get hold of their Chard, sounds wonderful!
by Scott Butler
October 15th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter
Replies: 10
Views: 3468

Re: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter

I am a big fan of Midwinter, I hope everyone keeps chasing everything else, and leaves this one for me.
by Scott Butler
September 13th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 446
Views: 40925

Re: Your Gin?

Traditional favorites for me are Hendricks and Plymouth Navy Strength, but just bought my first bottle of Aviation and I like it. The price is quite nice as well.
by Scott Butler
September 5th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?

If you end up paying VAT, you can then apply for a refund. I work for BMW and when I go to Germany I pay VAT on most everything, and then we submit refunds off my expense reports. HOWEVER, maybe not in Belgium. I don't know exactly what "Intra-Community" means, but it says this: https://europa.eu/yo...
by Scott Butler
September 4th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 44
Views: 2591

Re: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers

Christian Obermanns wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 2:04 pm
I've been on a Loire kick recently, been enjoying:

Château de Brézé Crémant de Loire Brut

Great for ~$20
Yep, I totally agree, it's on my list as well, good stuff!
by Scott Butler
September 4th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Sept 4
Replies: 14
Views: 1687

Re: Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Sept 4

Odd, I stopped buying from them about 8-9 years ago because of the price increases. When I got the email I click the link just to see the pricing, and I had a full allocation waiting for me. It's always been good juice, but I don't buy much of anything at that price point.
by Scott Butler
September 3rd, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 2337

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

These are probably in the proper order:

Reds:
Pinot Noir
Grenache
Sangiovese
Zinfandel

Whites:
Gewurztraminer
Viognier
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
by Scott Butler
September 3rd, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 44
Views: 2591

Re: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers

Troy Stark wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 7:40 am
Hal Blumberg wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 10:03 am
My favorite cavas are from Pere Mata.
Agreed, great stuff. Avinyo is also on our short list.
I forgot about Avinyo, enjoyed the Reserve Brut 2015 as well recently.
by Scott Butler
September 3rd, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 44
Views: 2591

Re: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers

Looking back at what I have enjoyed this year: Bichot Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Breze Cremant de Loire Maurice Bonnamy Cremant de Loire Albert Mann Cremant de Alsace Hubert Clavenil Cremant du Jura Brut Domaine des Aubuisieres Vouvray Brut Domaine de la Petite Roche Saumur Sparkling (Loire) J Lauren...
by Scott Butler
August 7th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 4031

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

I still have one of those as well, but haven't found it to be terribly reliable/effective FWIW, and you may already do this, I have found that wetting the stopper opening a bit (then shaking it off) before pumping seems to produce a more reliable longer lasting vacuum seal. When I forget to do this...
by Scott Butler
August 7th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 4031

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 12:45 pm
I've sent them a message that they may want to participate in BerserkerDay :)
NICE! champagne.gif
by Scott Butler
August 7th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 4031

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

What I can't find anywhere is - is Repour re-usable? Meaning, can I keep using the cork, or is it a one shot deal? Maybe I'm not understanding the technology. Adam, from the Q&A section on Amazon: If you can use it multiple times for the same bottle of wine then why can't you reuse it for another b...
by Scott Butler
August 7th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 4031

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

What I can't find anywhere is - is Repour re-usable? Meaning, can I keep using the cork, or is it a one shot deal? Maybe I'm not understanding the technology. Adam, from the Q&A section on Amazon: If you can use it multiple times for the same bottle of wine then why can't you reuse it for another b...
by Scott Butler
July 10th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 7507

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

At my local brewery last week, and the server was wearing what looked to be a MAGA hat, but the words instead said "Make IPA's Clear Again"...pretty funny.

She admitted she liked the hazy ones as well, but the hat was too funny to pass up.
by Scott Butler
May 29th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?
Replies: 20
Views: 1580

Re: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?

Wow Paul, you really took care of business!!
by Scott Butler
April 26th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8088
Views: 553554

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Jumped on a Walter Hansel Winery Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce 2015 - price was pretty normal but free shipping and I cannot find it locally.
by Scott Butler
April 25th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8088
Views: 553554

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Mike Ott wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Lutum bottles for the next hour...

It's good juice for the price.I picked up some Lutum Pinot Noir La Rinconada Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills 2015 a month or so ago, for $30 it's good stuff. Grabbed a Durell today.
by Scott Butler
April 25th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8088
Views: 553554

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Eric White wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 11:40 am
I grabbed some of the '08 Core Grenache - hard to pass that one up at $12 bucks (love Core). I tried to snag a bottle of '05 Marquis Philips Nine for old times sake, but missed it.
Yeh I grabbed one as well as a Wind Gap Syrah.
by Scott Butler
March 29th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8088
Views: 553554

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Anyone have any experience with these Lutum Pinot's? I do like the region and enjoyed some prior stuff from the Sta Rita Hills area before. It has a distinctive taste. Is this Lutum a good buy at 33? I bit on 4, a friend poured me some 2013 Lutum from the Durrell vineyard and it was quite good. Mos...
by Scott Butler
March 18th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fantastic CdP dinner with a couple additions
Replies: 14
Views: 1108

Re: TN: Fantastic CdP dinner with a couple additions

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 11:59 am
That 1995 Cos d’Estournel is indeed an excellent wine. Wish they still made it this way! Had it last year.
Hey Robert, what are they doing differently these days?
by Scott Butler
March 18th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fantastic CdP dinner with a couple additions
Replies: 14
Views: 1108

Re: TN: Fantastic CdP dinner with a couple additions

Hi all, Almost forgot to reply, it was a super event, I was quite happy to be invited! I'll add some comments, though I didn't take notes. The 98 Beaucastel was a treat to try, I've never had such and old Roussanne, a little past it's prime but great aromas and a slightly oily texture. Once the glas...
by Scott Butler
February 13th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?
Replies: 20
Views: 1580

Re: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?

Asheville: Wicked Weed - my favorite by a wide margin, but if you cannot get over the fact that InBev bought them, then you can choose to avoid them. Hi Wire - top notch Green Man - top notch Zillicoah Beer Company - very good beers, beautiful location along the French Broad River, super short car r...
by Scott Butler
February 1st, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Scotch Under $100
Replies: 105
Views: 6433

Re: Best Scotch Under $100

K John Joseph wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 3:15 pm
Good lord I need to check thread activity dates.
HAHA! Yeh, I was getting ready to reply and just barely noticed this is 4 years old.
by Scott Butler
January 28th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3992
Views: 223620

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Craig G wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Scott Butler wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 6:13 am
alan weinberg wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 9:36 pm
Just bought a 1.75 of Willett pot still at Hi-Times for $85. 750 is about half that.
Nice stuff, very smooth - and a super cool bottle. I always want to do something artistic with the bottle when I finish it, but I am not artistic.
It was born to be a bong.
OMG so true!!
by Scott Butler
January 23rd, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3992
Views: 223620

Re: The Bourbon Thread

alan weinberg wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 9:36 pm
Just bought a 1.75 of Willett pot still at Hi-Times for $85. 750 is about half that.
Nice stuff, very smooth - and a super cool bottle. I always want to do something artistic with the bottle when I finish it, but I am not artistic.
by Scott Butler
January 10th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 252
Views: 35240

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

D Lewis wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 1:13 pm
No updates yet regarding the Pappy that I ordered in November of 2018.
Well, it's not late for 3 more weeks...but does seem like you are last in line.
by Scott Butler
December 20th, 2018, 7:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Study finds 1/3 of vintage scotch to be fake
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Study finds 1/3 of vintage scotch to be fake

I heard this on the radio. Bordeaux, DRC, Scotch, when the money for a bottle gets that high, it's inevitable.
by Scott Butler
December 18th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Help with Bitters
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: Help with Bitters

These Woodford Reserve Cherry bitters are nice.

by Scott Butler
December 18th, 2018, 7:29 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 252
Views: 35240

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Yeh, they always say that, but it always comes much earlier. My Stagg arrived yesterday.
by Scott Butler
December 5th, 2018, 9:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Help me rank a few Bourbons...
Replies: 16
Views: 1719

Re: Help me rank a few Bourbons...

Bookers- Always loads of flavor. Old Forester 1920- Same Noah's Mill- Same, but varies significantly. Blanton's- Well made and consistent. OF 1897- Just darn tasty Michters- Solid and underrated, not to mention a great value. EH Taylor- Too light and simple. Way overrated, but my sample size is one...
by Scott Butler
November 30th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3992
Views: 223620

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Yeh, I went to the release party last month and got 2 for $99.99 each. Total Wine gets it sometimes for $79.99 and I have a local guy with this liquor store / gas station who for some reason is the top High West seller in SC. He tends to have it stashed in the back, never on the shelf for $105. You ...

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