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by MikeR
January 27th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED through Wednesday 1/30 --> L'Ecole No 41 of Walla Walla - Our first ever BD! #BD10
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

Re: L'Ecole No 41 of Walla Walla WA - Our first ever BD! #BD10

I was waiting for this one to come up. Took Deal E and Deal A. Really looking forward to trying something new in the cellar.
by MikeR
January 22nd, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5692

Re: Maybach on Deck

cjsavino wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 9:45 am
Anyone else having issues on the shipping. I enter the address, but then when I pick the shipping option it auto corrects to VinFliment
I am having the same issue that I cannot pick a shipping option and emailed them.
by MikeR
January 26th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Vincent - Oregon 3-packs
Replies: 31
Views: 2705

Vincent - Oregon 3-packs

Awesome! Order in for 4 3-packs: 2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard Horiz 3-pack, 2013-2014-2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard Vertical 3-pack, 2013-2014-2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard Vertical 3-pack, and 2016 Vincent Gamay 3-pack. I have been wanting to try your wines. Than...
by MikeR
January 29th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: What Did You Buy on Berserker Day?
Replies: 86
Views: 5901

What Did You Buy on BD?

Weinbau Paetra - Mixed 6-pack 2015 Rieslings Patricia Green Cellars - 4-Pack Ribbon Ridge Signature Pinot Noirs Wilde Farm - 8-Pack containing 2 x 2015 Donnelly Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir, 3 x 2015 Alder Springs Vineyard Chardonnay, 1 x 2015 Heritage Bedrock Vineyard Sonoma Valley, 1 x 2014 Cardiac ...
by MikeR
January 27th, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Weinbau Paetra -Willamette Valley, Oregon RIESLING!
Replies: 35
Views: 2614

Weinbau Paetra -Willamette Valley, Oregon RIESLING!

In on the mixed 6 pack. Really looking forward to trying these after reading your intro.
by MikeR
January 27th, 2017, 8:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings
Replies: 30
Views: 2884

Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings

In for a 4-pack of the Ribbon Ridge
by MikeR
January 27th, 2017, 8:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: 4 Offers from Wilde Farm
Replies: 25
Views: 2772

4 Offers from Wilde Farm

In for a mixed case of 8. Looking forward to trying these out!
by MikeR
January 9th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 591822

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I contacted AMEX earlier this afternoon and put my two undelivered purchases in dispute (one from early 2014 and the other late 2014). AMEX sent me a link to upload backup documents including the downloaded copy of the PC bankruptcy filing from the link posted earlier in this thread, along with snap...
by MikeR
December 13th, 2015, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 591822

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I contacted PC in early December via their general email about the expected delivery on my three outstanding pre-arrival orders. It took a couple of days for them to respond but they did have one of my orders and according to the UPS tracking info, it left on the 10th.
by MikeR
November 25th, 2015, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Five Producers in Your Cellar
Replies: 339
Views: 16490

Top Five Producers in Your Cellar

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Turley
Kutch
Myriad Cellars
Reynvaan Family Vineyards
by MikeR
October 17th, 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 490
Views: 40049

Chicago and suburbs

We were at Goosefoot this past week and made our reservation for December for their new dining. The corkage will still be $10, unless you buy the wine at their store and it is then waived. The other thing Nina told us when we were there is they will not be able to accommodate no dairy, no seafood an...
by MikeR
August 21st, 2015, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank? A window into your wine soul?
Replies: 247
Views: 13483

Last 10 wines you drank? A window into your wine soul?

I really enjoy seeing what each of you are enjoying, especially the regular posters I enjoy following: 2003 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2008 Fratelli Revello Barolo Vigna Gattera 2013 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Griffin's Lair 2008 Bouchard Père et Fils Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Ca...
by MikeR
August 19th, 2015, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How important is the serving temperature to you?
Replies: 54
Views: 1229

How important to you is the serving temperature?

Very important. I get very disappointed when I am at a restaurant and buy either by the glass or bottle and they are warmer than room temperature. At home I have more control of the situation.
by MikeR
July 6th, 2015, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 591822

Why does Premier Cru take so long

I do appreciate everyone's thoughts here. I, fortunately, have only started buying pre-arrival from PC back on January 2014 (an order I still am waiting for) and then a couple more since then totaling about $1,500. Since coming upon this thread I have curtailed myself from buying until I get a deliv...
by MikeR
June 13th, 2015, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How you doing on your CT organization?
Replies: 27
Views: 807

How you doing on your CT organization?

I log everything into CT when purchases are made and then reconcile the purchases on delivery. When consumed I put the bottles aside and log them the next day. But someone in this house from time to time takes the bottles and throws them in recycling and I can be found fishing in the alley bin to fi...
by MikeR
June 10th, 2015, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Chicago??
Replies: 37
Views: 2233

Wine stores in Chicago??

I have found you need to go to a number of the Binny's locations. South Loop location often has things you will not find in Lincoln Park, as an example. They certainly have a wide variety at the larger locations. Their prices always seem to be higher than what I find online. If you wait until they h...
by MikeR
May 13th, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More likely to buy wine by the case or a few?
Replies: 74
Views: 2723

More likely to buy wine by the case or a few?

The only wineries I order a case or more of the same wine is from Outpost and Anderson Conn Valley. At Outpost I love the wine, the people behind it are great, I visited there a few years ago and I do not see it available in my market. ACV often gives a discount on case plus purchases. Also, both of...
by MikeR
May 11th, 2015, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rosé wine 2015 - what are you loving?
Replies: 162
Views: 11109

Rosé wine 2015 - what are you loving?

I just had the 2014 Maison Bleue Grenache Lisette that I thought was awesome. As it aired I got that nice, dry mouth feel. I am not a rose person but this one bottle may change my mind on that front!
by MikeR
May 7th, 2015, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you ever worry about wine's effects on your teeth?
Replies: 45
Views: 2146

Do you ever worry about wine's effects on your teeth?

Switch your toothpaste to Sensodyne Pronamel. I was told the same thing a few years ago and, according to my dentist who recommended it, it has helped immensely. I do trust them as igave had the same dentist for over 20 years.
by MikeR
May 7th, 2015, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumb Wine-Related Purchases
Replies: 39
Views: 2333

Dumb Wine-Related Purchases

Cork trivet kit I bought many, many years ago. I thought it was a cool use for corks and what better way to show my love and diversity of wine I have had over the years (for those special bottles). I've never had a glue gun, so it never got made.
by MikeR
April 30th, 2015, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The last 10 btls by grape or grape blends you drank?
Replies: 53
Views: 1133

The last 10 btls by grape or grape blends you drank?

Pinot Noir
Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc
Sangiovese
Cabernet Sauvignon
Sémillon
Red Rhone Blend
Syrah
Zinfandel
Red Bordeaux Blend
by MikeR
April 9th, 2015, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Spring" mailer season wrap up - who did you buy from?
Replies: 40
Views: 2285

"Spring" mailer season wrap up - who did you buy from?

Because I like variety....

Anderson's Conn Valley
Araujo
Arnot-Roberts
Aubert
Betz
Carlisle
Kutch
Littorai
Maybach
Myriad
Outpost
Quivet
Reynvaan Family
Rivers-Marie
Sandlands
Schrader
Turley
by MikeR
April 7th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44111

Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

This is awesome everyone! We are in the process of planning a gut/rehab of our home and adding a cellar. These pics give me ideas on needs versus wants in design and size. Keep them coming! [cheers.gif]
by MikeR
February 1st, 2015, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Many Bottles Of Wine Do You Buy Yearly?
Replies: 84
Views: 3054

How Many Bottles Of Wine Do You Buy Yearly?

2014 704
2013 625 (joined WB January 2013)
2012 172
2011 180
2010 220
2009 170

Clearly reading these boards on a daily basis has caused me to up the purchases! [wow.gif]
by MikeR
January 20th, 2015, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader cellars initial release
Replies: 81
Views: 4623

Schrader cellars initial release

I initially got offered 2 packs of the offer at 11:00 AM CST but it erred out on the payment. Finally got in again at around 11:40 AM but was only offered 1 pack....
by MikeR
January 14th, 2015, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kapcsandy hits... And it hurts...
Replies: 64
Views: 4111

Kapcsandy hits... And it hurts...

2012 Grand Vin Cabernet Sauvignon $375
2012 Roberta's Reserve $350
2012 Rapszodia $200
2012 Estate Cuvee $165

Ouch definitely!
by MikeR
January 10th, 2015, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11884
Views: 568984

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x2013 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon....at $99.99 from Premier Cru for their weekend special, I just had to bite!
by MikeR
January 2nd, 2015, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drank the most bottles of in 2014 (i.e. most addicted to)
Replies: 75
Views: 2970

Wines you drank the most bottles of in 2014 (i.e. most addicted to)

Regardless of vintage, top 4 are:
24 - Anderson's Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (They pop and pour easily)
20 - Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
15 - Dehlinger Chardonnay
15 - Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvée Ste. Catherine
by MikeR
December 31st, 2014, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No NYE Thread? Post your wines here.
Replies: 66
Views: 2074

No NYE Thread? Post your wines here.

At Ruxbin in Chicago for first seating: 2009 Peay Vineyards Chardonnay Estate and 2006 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon
by MikeR
December 30th, 2014, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you drink as much wine as you would like?
Replies: 35
Views: 1337

Do you drink as much wine as you would like?

I suspect too much compared to the majority that have posted thus far. Every night we have a glass of white followed by a glass or two of red with dinner. So this household does consume about about 1 - 1.5 bottles each evening. I rarely drink anything other than wine anymore as I cannot seem to tole...
by MikeR
December 30th, 2014, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's everyone drinking? The last 10 wines consumed.
Replies: 86
Views: 2993

What's everyone drinking? The last 10 wines consumed.

2012 Aubert Chardonnay Carneros 2006 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2007 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard Napa Valley 2012 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2006 Lucien Le Moine Clos St. Denis 2009 Maison Albert Bichot Chablis Grand Cru Moutonne Domaine L...
by MikeR
December 29th, 2014, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's everyone drinking? The last 10 wines consumed.
Replies: 86
Views: 2993

What's everyone drinking? The last 10 wines consumed.

2012 Aubert Chardonnay Carneros 2006 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2007 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard Napa Valley 2012 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2006 Lucien Le Moine Clos St. Denis 2009 Maison Albert Bichot Chablis Grand Cru Moutonne Domaine Lo...
by MikeR
November 23rd, 2014, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses - Tips for keeping them clear
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Wine Glasses - Tips for keeping them clear

I found putting a teaspoon of the dishwasher powder or liquid, such as Cascade, and filling the glass with a half inch of water, mixing, and leaving it overnight does the trick. There is typically a bleaching agent in the dishwasher soap.
by MikeR
November 13th, 2014, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New wine book: Paper or eBook
Replies: 25
Views: 686

New wine book: Paper or eBook

I am still not a fan of how ebooks are rendered on the iPad, especially if there are charts and other non-textual information.
by MikeR
November 10th, 2014, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Truffles On Sale
Replies: 348
Views: 18364

White Truffles On Sale

Got an email offer from them today and responded that my 1 oz order was dry and crumbly and they asked if I wanted a refund or to have them ship another order. I went with the second and will have some to try later this week... Thanks to them and there great customer service. Good to know. I've onl...
by MikeR
November 4th, 2014, 8:48 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 490
Views: 40049

Chicago and suburbs

Has anyone been to Sixteen? They have a $50 per bottle corkage. Not sure if the food worth the extra penny. Personally, I have found Sixteen to be overrated and overpriced. Goosefoot, Schwa and El Ideas are far better options. The fact that you can easily get reservations at Sixteen via Opentable f...
by MikeR
November 2nd, 2014, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Truffles On Sale
Replies: 348
Views: 18364

White Truffles On Sale

Meh... smelled good but they were really DRY and I had a hard time using the SS truffle slicer as the truffles would just break apart after a few slices. no flavor at all??? once cut the smell did not get stronger and there was no taste? a bit of a let down.. Same experience here. Smelled great, bu...
by MikeR
October 9th, 2014, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you trust auctions
Replies: 56
Views: 1798

How much do you trust auctions

I frequently have bought from Chicago Wine Company (TCWC) here in Chicago since it is in the city I live. TCWC, in their auction catalogues, provides basic info on the bottle issues (within reason regarding labels, seepage, ullages levels), but they do not give details of provenance of the bottles. ...
by MikeR
July 25th, 2014, 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Renting a car in Europe - any current suggestions?
Replies: 55
Views: 3070

Renting a car in Europe - any current suggestions?

brigcampbell wrote: Make sure you hit the rest stops on the autostrada. Autogrill is a common one, the food in the place is amazing. Only in Italy.
http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/driving/autogrill.htm
Thanks for that link. Who knew you could pick up fresh meat and cheeses at a rest stop!

[cheers.gif]
by MikeR
July 25th, 2014, 7:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Renting a car in Europe - any current suggestions?
Replies: 55
Views: 3070

Renting a car in Europe - any current suggestions?

Would those of you who rented a car in Italy do so again even with all the issues of tickets and no driving areas within cities? You guys have me a bit scared here to even think about it. We are going to be in Florence the 3rd week in September and are planning to do a few day trips to Siena, Lucca,...
by MikeR
July 22nd, 2014, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank? A window into your wine soul?
Replies: 247
Views: 13483

Last 10 wines you drank? A window into your wine soul?

2012 Rudius Mourvedre Bedrock Vineyard 2000 Château Monbousquet 2007 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2011 Antica (Antinori) Chardonnay 2010 Dujac Fils et Père Gevrey-Chambertin 2012 Paolo Scavino Langhe Sorriso 2011 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Es...
by MikeR
July 18th, 2014, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Allocation System Do You Like Best?
Replies: 39
Views: 1377

What Allocation System Do You Like Best?

Set allocation for a period of time. Since I buy regularly from certain places, I'd like to know they want to retain their regular clients. Not all of us can be at a computer waiting for the clock to strike the right time Central Standard Time. I've wondered if the "first come/first served" basis ad...
by MikeR
July 9th, 2014, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A little overwhelmed with all of the mailing list offers
Replies: 34
Views: 2876

A little overwhelmed with all of the mailing list offers

NED VALOIS wrote:AND Betz,Outback,Peter Michael,Aubert,12c and a reminder from Araujo !! [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif]
When is the Betz release?
by MikeR
June 30th, 2014, 1:09 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 490
Views: 40049

Chicago and suburbs

Just a note that I recently went to Ruxbin. They now use Yelp SeatMe to reserve tables (they have a link on their web site to make the reservation).
by MikeR
September 11th, 2013, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone used WineFlite recently?
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Has anyone used WineFlite recently?

Andrew, Yes....I was in the Burgundy region at the end of June and had 3 cases shipped back to Chicago. The cases supposedly left on June 27 and arrived at my Chicago storage on August 29. I will say I did have to follow up a number of times that week because it sounds like the cases were sitting in...
by MikeR
August 29th, 2013, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hobby or OCD
Replies: 20
Views: 833

Hobby or OCD

Im looking at off site storage. Looked at domaine but the problem is that i dont live in the city so it is not like i would usually go there for any of their events. Plus it is a bit of a drive. Trying to find something in the north suburbs. Closest i can get right now is chicago wine storage which...
by MikeR
August 16th, 2013, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437538

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

jfont wrote:thought that was the 08
I got two of the '08...figured at $75 I will give it a shot. First purchase of the day.
by MikeR
August 16th, 2013, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437538

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

J. Singleton wrote:
jfont wrote:Anyone else pull the trigger on the Perrot minot les prierres?
Did the '09 Perrot Minot Gevrey-Chambertin VV
+2
by MikeR
August 16th, 2013, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437538

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Other than the single bottle of 1998 Certan-Giraud (so I can say I was there while at the office), it was rather disappointing. They said a second day today so hopefully there will be something more... Can anyone elaborate on the Perrot-Minot wines offered thus far? I am always leary of the wines th...

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