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by Daniel Kim
September 10th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vajra Riesling Petracine Langhe '18...(short/boring)
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: TN: Vajra Riesling Petracine Langhe '18...(short/boring)

I just spoke with my LWS Italian buyer, who is also the German buyer, about this wine and he thinks it's excellent.
by Daniel Kim
August 15th, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 is the greatest vintage in champagne since . . . (talk among yourselves)
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: 2008 is the greatest vintage in champagne since . . . (talk among yourselves)

Hard to say that 2008 is a "better" vintage because the other variables have changed.

We know that winemaking and growing techniques are better even since 1996.
by Daniel Kim
April 20th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excellent $25 white Burgundy
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Excellent $25 white Burgundy

Was like $18 too.
by Daniel Kim
April 18th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know where Theise's catalogs are now?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Anyone know where Theise's catalogs are now?

Thanks, that was obvious. I'm a moron.
by Daniel Kim
April 18th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know where Theise's catalogs are now?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Anyone know where Theise's catalogs are now?

Are they hosted anywhere? Archive?
by Daniel Kim
March 16th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5564

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

Juge Cornas, when it used to sit on shelves and I could get it for $49 with my case discount.

Julian Haart Schubertslay Kabinett, also when it used to sit on shelves at $30.

1978 Clos du Val Cabernet recently drank, purchased for $90 at auction.

Gonon VV at $80, ok I'll stop...
by Daniel Kim
March 15th, 2020, 11:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

dteng wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Ok - I’m going to declare this 3/24 OL officially postponed.

We should definitely go there when the time is right.
...as long as they’re still open... 😬
They'll be fine, I've dropped enough cash there to tide them over. I've let them know though, let's do it another time.
by Daniel Kim
March 15th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Guys, in all seriousness, it’s time to put our normal lives on hold. Everyone should be staying home as much as possible, outside the most pressing of needs. It’s tempting to think we need to support businesses, but in the long run we - and they - will be better off by reducing the total number of ...
by Daniel Kim
March 15th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Larry Stein wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 5:11 pm
We could watch him drop his bottle onto his kitchen floor.
That happened to a bottle of 08 Dauvissat Preuses that I had brought to a restaurant.

I'd vote to postpone. Gintei will be fine with it.
by Daniel Kim
March 10th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Arranging for the 24th dinner:

Appetizer course
Sashimi course
Nigiri course
Tempura course
Rolls to finish off
by Daniel Kim
March 10th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

We are confirmed for 16 on March 24th at Gintei. Please bring your own glasses as theirs are not great. Corkage will be waived. Cost will be $80 + tax + tip. No crustaceans for Dan, any other food restrictions or preferences? I don't eat carbs so I prefer all sashimi and no rolls if possible. Thank...
by Daniel Kim
March 10th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

I'm guessing Alan brought the Nikolaihof
by Daniel Kim
March 7th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

We are confirmed for 16 on March 24th at Gintei.

Please bring your own glasses as theirs are not great.

Corkage will be waived.

Cost will be $80 + tax + tip.

No crustaceans for Dan, any other food restrictions or preferences?
by Daniel Kim
March 7th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB-Mid Level Weingut Keller Riesling GG's
Replies: 28
Views: 1663

Re: WTB-Mid Level Weingut Keller Riesling GG's

The Schubertslay Kabinetts were 450euros.

When Julian Haart was making them they were $35 lol.
by Daniel Kim
March 4th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

We are confirmed for 12 on the 24th at Gintei. I'm going there on Friday, I will ask about 16. We will need to bring glasses, but that's probably already obvious. I'll work on the menu with them Friday and provide a draft. Probably will look like: Otsumami - starters Sashimi course Selection of nigi...
by Daniel Kim
February 28th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Daniel Kim wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Food substitutions are fine. I'll make sure there's none of that or we have an appropriate substitute. They can work with any budget really but I'd suggest minimum $80 + tip since they usually don't host such large groups or waive corkage.
That's not even allowed at my house George
by Daniel Kim
February 28th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Food substitutions are fine. I'll make sure there's none of that or we have an appropriate substitute. They can work with any budget really but I'd suggest minimum $80 + tip since they usually don't host such large groups or waive corkage.
by Daniel Kim
February 27th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

They can host us for 12, I can ask about 16.

Btw, what budget are people comfortable with? I’ll have to sit down with them and come up with a menu with the chef. I’m thinking around $$75.
by Daniel Kim
February 27th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23/24

Let me ask about the 24th. Whenever I go they don't charge me corkage but I haven't brought a bigger group before. They have a corner area they'd probably stash us in but the cap on number of people is probably 12.

I will ask.
by Daniel Kim
February 25th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23/24

Oh yeah, 23rd is a Monday. Gintei is closed. = /
by Daniel Kim
February 19th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23?

I'd like to go to Sole, March 9 is preferred but I can probably do the 23rd.

If sushi is a request, I can work something out with Gintei in San Bruno, I'm VIP there lol.
by Daniel Kim
February 16th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5524

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March?

I like Sole
by Daniel Kim
February 16th, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine & Dine with Julian Haart
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Wine & Dine with Julian Haart

Top 3 producer in Germany for me. Getting as scarce as Keller.
by Daniel Kim
February 10th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 101
Views: 6673

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

If you like Keller and Egon Muller you must try Julian Haart’s wines. Rheinholdt’s nephew and is making some superlative wines. Ohligsberg and Goldtropchen.

Really hard to get now though with his Schubertslay parcel moving to Keller and Klaus-Peter’s Kabinett selling for $1000+ apparently.
by Daniel Kim
January 15th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27
Replies: 51
Views: 3100

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - end of Jan?

George Chadwick wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 11:47 am
Daniel Kim wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 9:11 am
Sorry guys, mom is in town. Need to entertain her.
I can come over and tell her my talking dog joke.
She’ll question my judgment in friends and it’ll be HS all over again.
by Daniel Kim
January 15th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Pinstripes, Jan 27
Replies: 51
Views: 3100

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - end of Jan?

Sorry guys, mom is in town. Need to entertain her.
by Daniel Kim
January 15th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 5427

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

Thank you for a great evening . I agree with Rich’s assessment of the wines .The Clos du Val 79 was fantastic as a lot of other wines including that sparkling wine and the Montelena . We discussed how we organize our tastings in Belgium . You can check www.vinotopia.be to check us out ( the Euryant...
by Daniel Kim
January 12th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 5427

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

See you guys tomorrow, I'll bring a 78 Clos du Val, will bring a Cayuse Armada as a back up. Or second bottle.
by Daniel Kim
November 30th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 5427

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I'm confirmed for the 13th
by Daniel Kim
November 20th, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 5427

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I'm interested as well!
by Daniel Kim
November 14th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 10 Chenin Blanc bottlings
Replies: 48
Views: 2845

Re: Your top 10 Chenin Blanc bottlings

No mention yet of Guiberteau Clos des Carmes makes me sad.
by Daniel Kim
September 14th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 8759

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Well, I'm the worst.

My colleague in SD is unexpectedly on emergency PTO and I'm being forced to go to SD this week to cover for him at a conference. I'll be gone this upcoming week.

Looks like a wait list person gets to benefit from my misfortune. Sorry guys
by Daniel Kim
September 12th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 8759

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

You know what would be nice, if Kevin could release his sparkling BdB early so we can taste it. Shall I ask him? I have 3 bottles outstanding.
by Daniel Kim
September 12th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 8759

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

My 14 Alpine Hillside is ready.
by Daniel Kim
August 20th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 5068

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

Bleh, sorry again. 1st week of school for my son, he just started kindergarten and my daughter just started a new preschool as well. They’re both still adjusting and I just plumb forgot. Could have used a nice wine dinner too to relax.
by Daniel Kim
August 20th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 5068

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

Ugggghhhh sorry guys. No excuse, I just forgot it was today. I really should be better organized with my life. Will make it up next time with a nice bottle. If I’m still welcome to come...
by Daniel Kim
August 14th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 5068

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

I think I can make it. Room for one more?
by Daniel Kim
August 7th, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 6071

Re: Rhys Hillsides

For what it's worth, the 14 Alpine Hillside Pinot is probably my top domestic Pinot of the year.
by Daniel Kim
August 2nd, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 8759

Re: Dinner at Golden Triangle in Los Gatos Sept or Oct Rhys pinots mostly, plus wines from SCM grapes

Andrea V. wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 1:15 pm
Los Gatos is a little far for me, but this dinner seems too good to pass on... Count me in!
We could share an Uber/Lyft back to San Mateo/Burlingame if somebody goes in that direction.
I’m coming from SSF, I can probably pick you up.
by Daniel Kim
July 17th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 8759

Re: Dinner at Golden Triangle in Los Gatos in Sept. or Oct. and the theme will be...

Will definitely try to come. If it's Rhys, I've got a 14 Alpine Hillside that I'd love to open.
by Daniel Kim
June 5th, 2019, 12:16 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 8701

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

I should be available. Put me on the list!
by Daniel Kim
May 13th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 3145

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

Will bring a 64 Piedmont as well.

And a 16 Keller VdF
by Daniel Kim
May 13th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 3145

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

Sorry I forgot, is this old Italian or old Piedmont?

Can also bring a Keller Riesling to piss off Alan.
by Daniel Kim
May 9th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 33
Views: 1603

Re: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

Different. Better young. Doesnt require age to be delicious. This I get. Yes. At $150-$160, sure, I’d buy other things. But the Ursules has a lot more varied pricing in the market than Dom or Krug. At $130 it’s iffy but I picked up a bunch of the ‘14 locally in Nor Cal for $89, no brainer at that p...
by Daniel Kim
April 28th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 33
Views: 1603

Re: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

Ursules is a step up in complexity from the Val Vilaine. I've yet to be impressed with Bechalin, Presle, or Haut lemblee.

Boloree is intellectual but less seductive.

The Rose Creux d'Enfers is stunning though.

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