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by Mark Y
September 17th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 35
Views: 1920

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

By the 4 or 5oz vials.. keeps 2 weeks in the fridge with almost no degradation..
the learning that's come out of covid!
by Mark Y
September 16th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 9892

Re: Ultramarine Email

In for my lone mixed 3-pack, but $29.37 for shipping 3 bottles ground is brutal. $86.83 per bottle with that freight. I can get some entry level Cedric Bouchard for that. Actually I do plan to taste the bdN blind against a Bouchard Val Vilaine. Pretty similar price point? Curious to see style diffe...
by Mark Y
September 16th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 158
Views: 13625

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Got our first allocation this year. 3 bottles, and happy. First congrats.. 1. when did you sign up? i think a lot of folks will be curious 2. The offer yesterday were for existing customers only.. so not sure how a FIRST time buyer got offered yesterday.. I figure there would be a second wave with ...
by Mark Y
September 16th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 9892

Re: Ultramarine Email

In for my lone mixed 3-pack, but $29.37 for shipping 3 bottles ground is brutal. $86.83 per bottle with that freight. I can get some entry level Cedric Bouchard for that. Actually I do plan to taste the bdN blind against a Bouchard Val Vilaine. Pretty similar price point? Curious to see style diffe...
by Mark Y
September 16th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 9892

Re: Ultramarine Email

Finally. Come on December!
by Mark Y
September 15th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 158
Views: 13625

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

T Fletcher wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 9:39 am
Mark Y wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 9:36 am
Jason Petty wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 9:06 am
BOOM! Happy to see prices this allocation stay flat y/y.
Did prices go up $10 from 165 to 175? Or was it 175 last year too?
$175 was 2016 as well. The 2015s were $165.
Very cool. I could just be not lazy and look at purchase history. Lol Thank you!
by Mark Y
September 15th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 158
Views: 13625

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Jason Petty wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 9:06 am
BOOM! Happy to see prices this allocation stay flat y/y.
Did prices go up $10 from 165 to 175? Or was it 175 last year too?
by Mark Y
September 14th, 2020, 10:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1049

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Balllll gameeee
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by Mark Y
September 14th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: What is Cellartracke and Why Do I Need it
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: What is Cellartracke and Why Do I Need it

Ron L. wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Sounds like I don't need CT for tracking my non existent collection yet but I hope to get there soon.
Not too soon. Take ur time tasting. Learning. Limiting ur buying mistakes ;)
by Mark Y
September 10th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1049

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Betty C wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 11:51 pm

It’s like the condiment version of getting a good bottle instead of Two Buck Chuck, but I still buy LGM.
Hahaha good analogy. Gimme the case of two buck chuck!!
;)
by Mark Y
September 9th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1049

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

The Momo version even says its inspired by LGM. :)

$10 for 120 grams?? That’s like a kg if Lao gan Ma. :)
by Mark Y
September 9th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 131
Views: 10790

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 soon.
by Mark Y
September 8th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 9892

Re: Ultramarine Email

Any 3 packs available at cost to share? Kinda like the MacDonalds ;)
by Mark Y
September 7th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 158
Views: 13625

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

MatthewT wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Excited to buy my usual case and 3 magnums but hoping I get a 3 Liter this year. How many years does it usually take before you get a 3L?
It’s only offered to the super awesome tier...
[rofl.gif]
by Mark Y
September 7th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 158
Views: 13625

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

I’ll share a btl when an ultramarine buyer shares some at cost ;)

EDIT: Shoot...Sorry this was a sarcastic joke at my many failed attempts to get some UM at cost... I do have an allocation of MacD, but i'm sharing some with friends already.. Please spare my inbox.. [cheers.gif]
by Mark Y
September 7th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?

A certain someone. Name starts with Ch. ends with Fu. Bought them all...
by Mark Y
September 5th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3239

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

How far is Robert Chevillon’s Le Chaignots from M-G in terms of quality? While recent vintages have crept up in price too, older ones are available for half the price of M-G. I find MG to be a far superior producer in general across the board, and I find the MG Chaignot specifically to be a far sup...
by Mark Y
September 4th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?
Replies: 19
Views: 1377

Re: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?

Disagree. It's not even close in quality to Pépière Briords. I mean there's lots of $25 btls that are good. .but i think the 2016 is worth about that.. hard no at $60 or whatever, but drinkable at $20-25.. I wouldn't pay $25 for it The QPR play is the Clos des Bouchères. [rofl.gif] can we say "QPR"...
by Mark Y
September 4th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?
Replies: 19
Views: 1377

Re: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?

Disagree. It's not even close in quality to Pépière Briords. I mean there's lots of $25 btls that are good. .but i think the 2016 is worth about that.. hard no at $60 or whatever, but drinkable at $20-25.. The QPR play is the Clos des Bouchères. [rofl.gif] can we say "QPR" when it's $400+ a bottle?...
by Mark Y
September 4th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?
Replies: 19
Views: 1377

Re: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?

2016 is a wonderful bottle if it was $25...

2015 was ok.. but also not worth the fare..

I'm starting to think Roulot might be a little over priced..
by Mark Y
September 3rd, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 63
Views: 2658

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

Thanks for the post Chris.. you don't really owe anyone an apology or explanation.. i mean it's a wine board, have you SEEN some of the other posts? ;) But appreciate the context.. and definitely understand/agree that the population growth has been detrimental to the area. I still believe a lot of i...
by Mark Y
September 1st, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 63
Views: 2658

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

Very droll. I didn’t consider that the OP wanted to wander a wine shop like on old book store since I buy all my wine online. I should have clarified. Since he is moving to the Seattle area, here is what one person who lives in the area does. From a selection and economic perspective, I find that o...
by Mark Y
September 1st, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 63
Views: 2658

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

No doubt, as I simply LOVE Sec and Vinopolis...but they're in Portland, OR. Not Seattle, which is what the OP was asking for. The drive is pretty pleasant and I can't imagine it'd be a hardship to visit a couple of times a year Again...not arguing your point... [rofl.gif] Hey looking for restaurant...
by Mark Y
August 30th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 63
Views: 2658

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

I would recommend you not move back to the Seattle area at all. Having lived here for 56 years, it greatly pains me just how ruined the Puget Sound area has become even in the last 20 years (the tech boom era). Over-population has fundamentally erased the incredible beauty and open space that this ...
by Mark Y
August 22nd, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 4192

Re: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 10:50 am
I told my wife I ordered a designer hoodie; much to my surprise, it comes with a free case of wine!!!

Will update when I hear back ;)
[rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
by Mark Y
August 22nd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 4192

Re: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines

Just received the invoice this morning, so it sounds like they are being processed now.
And confirm that only 2btl limit to the SS Syrah (at least i only got 2 of the 3 i requested).
by Mark Y
August 21st, 2020, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 4192

Re: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines

The SS syrah is really tasty! Poured a month or so ago side by side with the Allemand SS.
I heard these are 2 per person due to quantity. But I could be wrong. Travis is a good guy and definitely worthy of support!

by Mark Y
August 21st, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3321

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Lots of people write notes on CT and they have reaction features. I think writing a note on CT is vastly different in purpose than publishing a TN here. I write TN on CT for my own record keeping / future reference, as it is easily searchable and ties directly to the wine listings. Writing/publishi...
by Mark Y
August 20th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vicious Article on TAK
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Re: Vicious Article on TAK

Do people still frequent uber expensive steak houses?
by Mark Y
August 19th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3321

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

c fu wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 10:00 am
Jeff Vaughan wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 9:21 am
I voted no on both. It would like "agree/disagree" on posts though. Might save all the +1 posts.
Isn’t like/dislike pretty much the same as agree/disagree
To me they are the same. The key is have it on POSTS. Not just thread level.
by Mark Y
August 18th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3321

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

I feel like the "like" (and maybe "dislike") feature would be more useful with respect to individual posts, rather than threads. I think the number of replies already indicates how popular a thread is and the subject typically gives me an idea if it's something I'd be interested in. I do, however, ...
by Mark Y
August 18th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3321

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

I'm not sure pepole understand the social share function.. it just makes social share easier..
u can already just cut/paste a website link to your social post (like to facebook) if you wanted to.. i don't get why people don't want to make it easier?
by Mark Y
August 10th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles
Replies: 39
Views: 1729

Re: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles

I got some "amber 8 oz. Amber Boston Round with Black Poly Cone Cap" which is the same type people are using 4 oz and sometimes 2 oz versions of for socially distanced tastings. I've funneled into two bottles, then consumed the rest a few times. With a '90 Sociando Mallet I siphoned down from a hig...
by Mark Y
August 9th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 64
Views: 3104

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

I guess if getting the beautiful old wine consumed quickly is your goal, then I agree with you. Disclaimer: Bern's and Haven are customers. You’re suggesting it’s better to spend a few hours following the wines development? Yes Tom, enjoy the whole show. Hmmm but 1. Decanting for sediment doesn’t r...
by Mark Y
August 3rd, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: My. Rushmore

Doesnt Arches. Bryce. Teton. And kinda Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, and antelope canyon all sit between so cal and s Dakota? If u drive there should be tons to see?
by Mark Y
August 3rd, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Fall 2020 Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1521

Re: Williams Selyem Fall 2020 Release

J. Rock wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 10:19 am
I don't think they make enough cuvees
Lol. I agree. Not nearly enough.
Good thing this is only 1 Of 2 releases in the year!
;)
by Mark Y
July 31st, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Is The 2016 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

Re: Where Is The 2016 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?

c fu wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 10:42 pm
Josh Grossman wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 8:49 am
David_K wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 7:52 am
Sorry. Fu drank it all already.
Corrected that for you
you don't sample a bottle early on of things you get a case of? flirtysmile
Just “A” case? Did ur allocation get drastically slashed!?
;)
by Mark Y
July 30th, 2020, 11:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 100
Views: 5724

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

in the building with Sushi Kashiba -- really excellent sushi, but pricey. I have no idea what they are doing post covid $100 take out box. 25 a day. Order on tock I loveeee Kashiba at the sushi bar. But that’s hella expensive for takeout sushi. Apparently in house dining opened 7/7 but not the sush...
by Mark Y
July 30th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6549

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

JosephW wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 10:57 pm
Mark Y wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 10:31 pm
JosephW wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 9:10 pm


Maybe someone can translate?
I think:

Mega long wait list.

People buy every release.
People have been dropping off the list and this isn't an easy flip like it once was.

I'll buy but just seeing how others feels.

Cool cool.
I was just Trying to translate as requested :)
by Mark Y
July 30th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6549

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

JosephW wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Robert M yers wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 9:00 pm
JosephW wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 8:54 pm

Seems like a buy?....


Anyone else in?
[rofl.gif]

Ps. Vintage doesn’t matter. [snort.gif]
Maybe someone can translate?
I think:

Mega long wait list.

People buy every release.
by Mark Y
July 28th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 100
Views: 5724

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

Update considering current restrictions/scenarios? We'll be in Seattle for 3 days next week staying at the Inn at the Market. What's the best take out? And, looks like some places are doing "same household" indoor dining, what are the reccos for that scenario and what are the best options for outdo...
by Mark Y
July 28th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3218

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

AD Northup wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 9:00 am
Ian Dorin wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 8:58 am
He influences me, so that has to count, right? :)
But which way does he influence everyone?
Damn it.. he influences my wallet b/c if there is a wine i like and he talks up, i end up paying more in future vintages!!
[soap.gif]
by Mark Y
July 27th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Cos d’Estournel 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1517

Re: TN Cos d’Estournel 2009

AndyK wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 2:38 pm
JS 100
Suckling only gave this 100?? so it's just above avg then..
by Mark Y
July 27th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone night--95,98,01 Chave, Allemand, Jamet
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Northern Rhone night--95,98,01 Chave, Allemand, Jamet

Was this the culmination of the "which Jamet to serve" thread? [cheers.gif]

Looks like a great lineup. The 2005 reynard we recently had was quite animalistic. but Allemand does have some bottle variation.
by Mark Y
July 26th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagnes that Age
Replies: 37
Views: 1620

Re: Champagnes that Age

RyanC wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 6:16 pm
I would love to hear thoughts on which of the smaller smaller/grower producers are making highly ageworthy wines.
I thought the era of grower champagne is over?? ;)
by Mark Y
July 25th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a wine?
Replies: 53
Views: 2147

Re: Is this a wine?

Would love to try if someone brought it to a tasting.
by Mark Y
July 24th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle
Replies: 20
Views: 1084

Re: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle

Always good to see board contributors get some love. good work Adam!

Everything looks/sounds great about the wine... except the wax top ;)
by Mark Y
July 24th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hmm, I’ve Never Had a Diamond Creek Cabernet, What Am I Missing (If Anything)?
Replies: 69
Views: 3082

Re: Hmm, I’ve Never Had a Diamond Creek Cabernet, What Am I Missing (If Anything)?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 11:33 am
I was in a POS Tesla X
you know when they say "it's not the camera, it's the photographer"?
I think the same applies here. [wink.gif] [whistle.gif] [rofl.gif]

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