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by Phil M
August 21st, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Practical Dreamers Tour - No TNs, just general impressions
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: Realm Practical Dreamers Tour - No TNs, just general impressions

I was at the NY event last night and my experience mirrored that of Tom. The ‘17 Bard was excellent and ready to drink with a few hours of air; the Houyi was also great. I totally agree with the comment on the Absurd (which I have purchased and tasted) - it was really tight and not showing its full ...
by Phil M
July 11th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11718
Views: 559654

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mixed case from the Quivet offering.
by Phil M
June 26th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 41
Views: 3800

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

I have reduced my purchase to 1 bottle - that may go to 0 if there is another price increase ( even though I like to support these small wineries [snort.gif] )
by Phil M
June 18th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11718
Views: 559654

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Expensive day - 3 bottles of the ‘17 Carter
3 Maxem ‘17 UV Pinot Noir
5 different ‘17 Bevans.

I trust all 3 winemakers not to offer any wines they did not feel good about (as far as smoke taint or heat).
by Phil M
May 21st, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture
Replies: 22
Views: 3292

Re: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture

[cheers.gif] I signed up for the NY event - I figured it would be a fun event with great wine and great people
by Phil M
March 21st, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11718
Views: 559654

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mixed case of Passover wines - succumbed to the onslaught of emails from kosherwine.com 😁
by Phil M
March 19th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NINE SUNS Save the Date
Replies: 26
Views: 1554

Re: NINE SUNS Save the Date

Order in for a 3 pack of each. Agree that the Grenache is expensive, but, based on the excellence of their other wines, willing to take a flyer.
by Phil M
March 17th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 8712

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

We drink Sauvignon Blanc all summer - nothing better on a hot day by the pool or after a round of golf (except maybe a rose 😁)
by Phil M
March 17th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11718
Views: 559654

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

‘15 Les Hautes De Smith - stocking up for summer!
by Phil M
March 2nd, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 2346

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

If I am going to a place that I frequent, I will always double decant a wine that I know needs the time to breathe or will throw sediment; if I am going someplace new, I just bring my aerator with built in screen (and hope for the best).
by Phil M
February 15th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?

In for a bottle of Mythicus- I usually buy more but paying for a wedding this year 😱
by Phil M
February 14th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7067

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

Wishlist granted- now trying to figure out if I would have spent this much the first time if I had the chance 🤔
by Phil M
February 13th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7067

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

Thanks
by Phil M
February 13th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7067

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

Anybody get their wish list requests granted yet?
by Phil M
February 8th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434805

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

Received my shipment to PA yesterday
by Phil M
February 5th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7067

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

Ordered 1 Houyi, 1 Dr. Crane, 2 BTK and 2 Fidelio; wish listed 1 Moonracer and 8 Fidelio.
by Phil M
January 28th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 3468

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

Thanks to all of you for giving me something to show my wife when she complains about by BDX purchases!
by Phil M
January 10th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 10564

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

MacDonald
Realm
Myriad
Carter
Gargiulo
Les Hauts de Smith
Rivers-Marie
Bevan
Schramsberg
PYCM
by Phil M
January 3rd, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 6953

Re: Favorite Producer

Red- Realm
White - PYCM
Rose - Tercero
by Phil M
December 13th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 100k Wine and Spirits Package
Replies: 23
Views: 1274

Re: 100k Wine and Spirits Package

Vinfolio has also put up a $100k wine only package- lots of Bordeaux and Napa Cabs and Cab blends.
by Phil M
December 13th, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434805

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

Bit on the ‘15 Amoenus- probably paid more than I needed to, but always wanted to try Maybach.
by Phil M
November 14th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11718
Views: 559654

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Shafer Firebreak dessert wine - figured it might be fun to open over the holidays
by Phil M
November 1st, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10763
Views: 389214

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

‘15 Bevan EE
‘15 Teeter Totter
‘16 Realm Fidelio
Fun dinner with friends
by Phil M
October 30th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nine Suns Release
Replies: 25
Views: 2366

Re: Nine Suns Release

Went to lunch at noon East Coast Time and by the time I returned, the 2016 Cab had sold out 😭Consoled myself with a 3 pack of the 2015 red blend.
by Phil M
October 19th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best North American sparklers?
Replies: 100
Views: 3910

Re: Best North American sparklers?

We really like the Schramsberg BdNs - always a crowd pleaser whenever we open one.
by Phil M
September 24th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 612
Views: 64587

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

While perhaps not the classic pairings, all of the diners greatly enjoyed them.
by Phil M
September 24th, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 612
Views: 64587

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Had an excellent meal at Avra Madison on Saturday. $40 per bottle corkage, with a 2 bottle limit and if one brings a wine that is on their list, the corkage = their list price. I solved that problem by bringing a 2010 MacDonald and a 2012 Kapcsandy Rapszodia 😁
by Phil M
September 5th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choice of wines in summer
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Choice of wines in summer

Lots of Tercero Rose, a case of Bordeaux blanc, a few Albariños, and a smattering of Cabernets and Pinots - mostly with friends.
by Phil M
September 5th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm The Absurd
Replies: 79
Views: 7513

Re: Realm The Absurd

8 bard, 2 tempest, 2 falstaff and resisting temptation to buy a bottle of the Absurd ( the latest price increase is making it hard to rationalize)
by Phil M
August 28th, 2018, 5:49 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Tuscany Bound (looking for recs)
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Tuscany Bound (looking for recs)

We had a fabulous meal at Arnolfo in Colle di Val d’Elsa (between Florence and Siena).
by Phil M
August 28th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11718
Views: 559654

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mixed case of Sojourn’s 2016 Pinots - a no brainer purchase.
by Phil M
August 24th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOYLsf ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3162

Re: WOYLsf ?

2007 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon- loved it at a restaurant and my search to buy more led me to my first direct from winery purchase, CT and this place and the start of my wine purchase addiction.
by Phil M
August 20th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 468
Views: 89034

Re: Philadelphia, PA

I will definitely give Tre Scalini a look. Thanks!
by Phil M
August 19th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 468
Views: 89034

Re: Philadelphia, PA

Thanks for the responses - some good ideas to follow up on.
by Phil M
August 18th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10763
Views: 389214

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2004 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard
2013 Quivet Kenefick
2012 Tercero Mouvedre
2015 Les Hautes De Smith

Fun Friday night with friends.
by Phil M
August 14th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 468
Views: 89034

Re: Philadelphia, PA

Any suggestions for a BYOB venue for a Rehearsal dinner in CC (preferably near Rittenhouse Square)? Would need space for 50-60 people (happy to take over entire restaurant if capacity is in that vicinity).
by Phil M
August 14th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: PA state stores now have 2004 Heitz Martha’s @ $59.99
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: PSA: PA state stores now have 2004 Heitz Martha’s @ $59.99

Thanks for the heads up - I was able to purchase the last bottle at my local State Store (does anyone call them that anymore?)
by Phil M
August 9th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many allocation lists are you on?
Replies: 111
Views: 5586

How many allocation lists are you on?

37 :( I have tried to cut back on the number of bottles purchased from most of these and there are a handful that I have not purchased from in a couple of years. Time to resurrect one of the threads on the etiquette of staying on wine lists one no longer purchases from?
by Phil M
August 7th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 release 8/7
Replies: 41
Views: 2721

Myriad 2018 release 8/7

In for each of the Cabs (and keeping my fingers crossed for wish list).
by Phil M
August 6th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald 2012 & Taittinger Comtes 2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2180

Macdonald 2012 & Taittinger Comtes 2006

I opened a bottle of the ‘12 Macdonald on Saturday night (followed a bottle of the ‘14 Dominus). Two very different experiences - the Dominus was smooth as silk, while the Macdonald was powerful and tightly wound even after 3+ hours in a decanter. Both were delicious and I considered myself very for...
by Phil M
August 2nd, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Favorite Hotel and Restaurant in Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Favorite Hotel and Restaurant in Bordeaux

We had a great stay at La Grande Maison de Bernard Magrez in the city of Bordeaux - pricey but beautiful. We also stayed at the Intercontinental, but found the layout of the rooms awkward. In Saint Emilion we stayed at Le Pavillon Villemaurine, a nice B and B that is a very short walk into the town....
by Phil M
July 25th, 2018, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11718
Views: 559654

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 pack of MAXEM ‘16 UV Pinot
by Phil M
July 7th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driver Service for Napa
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Driver Service for Napa

We have used Peter Bowers of Bowers Wine Tours on several occasions. He is also great at suggesting/arranging tastings and tours.
by Phil M
June 20th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: what is your favorite paris hotel-and why?
Replies: 18
Views: 1182

what is your favorite paris hotel-and why?

Just got back from a trip to Paris and Bordeaux and we really enjoyed our stay at the Regina in the 1st. Spacious rooms, friendly staff, and very convenient to shopping and sightseeing.
by Phil M
May 1st, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Georges III 2016 offering
Replies: 35
Views: 2326

Myriad Georges III 2016 offering

Order in!
by Phil M
February 7th, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blankiet Release
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Blankiet Release

Have not tasted the ‘15 but based on the quality of the vintage, the past and present winemakers who touched these and my enjoyment of past vintages, I purchased 1 each of the Mythicus, the Proprietary Red and the Rive Droite. Definitely at the high end of my price limit, but I made myself feel bett...
by Phil M
February 6th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm offering live
Replies: 33
Views: 3247

Realm offering live

In for one bottle each of the Houyi, Dr. Crane and the BTK. This hit the same day as Blankiet - ouch!

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