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by Robert R
October 14th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 42
Views: 1342

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

St Cosme Cote du Rhône is a great party wine....inexpensive mags make a nice presentation and easy to drink for a non wine geek crowd
by Robert R
October 8th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Cuban Cigars
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: WTB:Cuban Cigars

+100 Cigarsofhabanos
by Robert R
September 21st, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 15
Views: 1581

Re: VHR 2016 large-format release

Along the same vein.....Bruce did something very nice, unexpected and completely unnecessary for a family birthday celebration....one of the most thoughtful and nice guys I’ve ever met in any industry.
by Robert R
September 15th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cabernet Harvest
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: Napa Cabernet Harvest

Who has harvested and who is about to....what’s the timing looking like?
by Robert R
September 15th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cabernet Harvest
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Napa Cabernet Harvest

Any info as to how far along the harvest is?
Oakville vs Rutherford etc...
by Robert R
September 1st, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting in Israel
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Wine tasting in Israel

Eddie is exactly on target. Flam, Castel and Pelter are all great visits and the wines are all exceptional. Pelter is particularly fun to visit as it is right next to the Quinetra outlook...the line of demarcation between Israel and Syria and currently a hotspot with the Islamist jihadists and the S...
by Robert R
September 1st, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting in Israel
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Wine tasting in Israel

Eddie is exactly on target.
by Robert R
August 30th, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2826

Re: Greer 2016

Yes, Aaron is still the winemaker
by Robert R
August 17th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?

Haven’t had a magnum but did open a 2014 750 a few weeks ago and it was ready for business👍
by Robert R
August 15th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase
Replies: 37
Views: 1579

Re: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase

One of the best things about the Wine Check, apart from function flawlessly in terms of travelling and protecting wine, is that with 12 bottles the total weight is 49 lbs...no additional airline charges!
by Robert R
August 14th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2013

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

Matt, you are describing Cold Chain...no it is not fool proof. If the wine is delivered late in the day it can be harmed. On the other hand, Vine Vault is foolproof. They are their own shipper (they do not contract FedEx or UPS). Their refrigerated trucks haul the wine from the winery or fulfillment...
by Robert R
August 14th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2013

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

Matt.....exactly right! The problem with Cold Chain is the last leg of the trip....the delivery truck. If you live in a warm/hot city....like Miami, that’s where the wine gets boiled. The dollars I’ve spent with Vine Vault are worth every penny. The fact that they are also a “mom and pop” operation ...
by Robert R
August 11th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2013

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

The absolute best option I have found is Vine Vault....Spottswoode uses them and that's how I discovered them. They have refrigerated shipping door to door $70/case. I live in South Florida and first received wine from them last May (my Spottswoode allocation) that was 55 degrees....I nearly fell ov...
by Robert R
July 24th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South Florida wine shops
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: South Florida wine shops

B21 on the West Coast
by Robert R
June 23rd, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2007 Sassicaia Magnums
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: 2007 Sassicaia Magnums

Jordan,
I’m Interested in 1 or 2. Where are you located?
by Robert R
June 11th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 58
Views: 7781

Re: Marcassin

Reply to my 5/21/19 e-mail:
Dear Robert,
We are currently working on the 2013 Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay mailer and it will be out soon.
Best Regards,
Jennifer Ginochio
Marcassin Wine Co.
by Robert R
May 14th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5387

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Hammell Wine Alliance Rose of True Believer is a WOW wine... Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, viognier, and Roussane. Bright and fresh.
by Robert R
May 6th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shopping in Jerusalem
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: Wine shopping in Jerusalem

Agree....Machynehuda is a blast!!
by Robert R
April 25th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shopping in Jerusalem
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: Wine shopping in Jerusalem

Wines not readily available in the States and worth pursuing: Pelter....adjacent to the Quinetra lookout in the Golan...wine is great (esp. the Pelter I) and the location is beautiful and you can safely and easily see the Syrian border (from the Quinetra lookout) where ISIS and the Syrian army are/w...
by Robert R
April 19th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shopping in Jerusalem
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: Wine shopping in Jerusalem

There is also a good selection of boutique wines (and Israeli whisky!) in the wine/cigar shop in the Mamila Mall...and the owner is a super nice guy
by Robert R
February 25th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar moving company recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 787

Re: Cellar moving company recommendations

Vine Vault / Elton Potts 770-655-2224
Based in Austin, TX but they ship from everywhere. I have used them to get wine to South Florida and they are great.
by Robert R
February 20th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 50
Views: 3996

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

Was the offer by email or snail mail?
by Robert R
February 12th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Memphis Resturants
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Memphis Resturants

Any recommendations for lunch and dinner?
by Robert R
February 5th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 85
Views: 4622

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

Just opened a 2000 Clos du Marquis last night and it is finally in its drinking window...very enjoyable and worth seeking out
by Robert R
January 19th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th
Replies: 65
Views: 3876

Re: Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th

Haha.....had he same reaction until I saw the date!
by Robert R
December 19th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Thomas
Replies: 38
Views: 3325

Re: 2016 Thomas

Just landed in FL
by Robert R
December 8th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non-malolactic white wines
Replies: 28
Views: 1111

Re: Non-malolactic white wines

+1 Forman Chardonnay
by Robert R
December 4th, 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Musar 2003 at US low price
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Musar 2003 at US low price

Where are you located?
by Robert R
November 29th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Transporting Wine from NY to Southern Florida
Replies: 18
Views: 864

Re: Transporting Wine from NY to Southern Florida

I use Robovault for my offsite..its just off I-595, adjacent to the Ft. Lauderdale airport. It is a little pricey but it is top notch with all the back-up elec, etc..
by Robert R
November 28th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Transporting Wine from NY to Southern Florida
Replies: 18
Views: 864

Re: Transporting Wine from NY to Southern Florida

Check out Vine Vault....they are located in Atlanta and Austin but ship refrigerated from all over. I have them ship my wine from Napa/Sonoma and it goes refrigerated door to door...I first heard of them when my Spottswoode shipment was delivered by them. Really a game changer for me.
by Robert R
November 19th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Special Vintage
Replies: 17
Views: 1202

Re: Special Vintage

Bill,
Yes, he was as sweet as he looks. I’ve had many dogs over the course of my life and he was the most gentle I’d ever known
by Robert R
November 18th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Special Vintage
Replies: 17
Views: 1202

Special Vintage

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by Robert R
October 21st, 2018, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28747

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

What is the CT Benchmark relationship?
by Robert R
October 21st, 2018, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nine Suns Release
Replies: 25
Views: 2384

Re: Nine Suns Release

$750/3 bottle package plus shipping
by Robert R
September 13th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage and Marcassin
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: Domaine Wine Storage and Marcassin

thanks
by Robert R
September 7th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage and Marcassin
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Domaine Wine Storage and Marcassin

Anyone with experience using Domaine Wine Storage in Napa and directing shipments to their storage facility from Marcassin? Not unexpectedly, can't seem to the info I need from Marcassin.
by Robert R
August 11th, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Modified Grippy Storvinos for Offsite Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Modified Grippy Storvinos for Offsite Storage

Great idea! I love my Storvinos and though I haven't had a problem with bottle slippage , it's always been a concern. [thankyou.gif]
by Robert R
July 27th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?
Replies: 39
Views: 3009

Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?

I've ordered from him on multiple occasions and have never had a problem
by Robert R
July 26th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse doing and ex-cellar sale...
Replies: 55
Views: 3738

Cayuse doing and ex-cellar sale...

Because it is today
by Robert R
July 15th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: delete
Replies: 1
Views: 428

FS: 2012 Marcassin Pinot AT COST

I'm interested...are they still available?
by Robert R
June 28th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antica Terra Offer
Replies: 18
Views: 1516

Antica Terra Offer

Ditto
by Robert R
June 21st, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin Pinot Noir 2012 release
Replies: 51
Views: 6985

Marcassin Pinot Noir 2012 release

In FL :)
by Robert R
June 15th, 2018, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicago Wine Bar Rec
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Chicago Wine Bar Rec

Pops Champagne bar is great
by Robert R
June 8th, 2018, 5:52 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sicily? I’ve been warned away.
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Sicily? I’ve been warned away.

Agree, complete nonsense. Just like anywhere in the world, there are areas to avoid. That said, Taormina is one on the most beautiful high end destinations and a short car ride to Mt Etna. The villages surrounding Mt. Etna are charming and safe and full of wonderful wineries (and restaurants) that a...
by Robert R
May 16th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Jumby Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Jumby Bay

It is the best. I honeymooned there 29 yrs ago and it was magical. Didn't go back for 24 yrs because you can't go back to your honeymoon spot, it was way too expensive, etc... However, for our 25th anniversary we went back with a little bit of trepidation...and it was just as magical.....a spectacul...
by Robert R
May 6th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Vault..........Spectacular
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Vine Vault..........Spectacular

Yes, this is the missing part of the puzzle. The temperature controlled wine shipments from the winery take the wine from the winery to a Fedex or ups distribution point....the delivery however is on a regular non refrigerated truck. Vine Vault is delivered refrigerated to your doorstep.
by Robert R
May 6th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Vault..........Spectacular
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Vine Vault..........Spectacular

It is great news. However, I think Vine Vault currently only works with a couple of wineries. They need to be "discovered", not so much by the wineries like Spottswoode, but especially by the Napa shippers like Vinfillment, Bogega Shipping, Wine Country Shipping etc..
by Robert R
May 6th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Vault..........Spectacular
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Vine Vault..........Spectacular

Correct.....I was specifically talking about it as a service for shipments from a winery, i.e., my Spottswoode shipment.
by Robert R
May 6th, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Vault..........Spectacular
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Vine Vault..........Spectacular

Why would it not be legal? The company is a storage facility that also has "distribution" trucks. Instead of traveling on FedEx or UPS or whomever, the wine travels on Vine Vault trucks...

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