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by Joe Raymond
June 6th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem - GIII Cab Sauv Initial Offering
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Williams Selyem - GIII Cab Sauv Initial Offering

I bit, big WS fan and was curious on what they could do with this fruit. Will report when I get it late this year
by Joe Raymond
June 5th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 401138

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

For future reference, ask for an ice pack in the comments section when you place your order. My 9 bottle Marathon shipment arrived with ice packs (pursuant to my request [and an additional $4] and the bottles were cool -- probably between 55 and 60 degrees. They got back to me quickly and shipped w...
by Joe Raymond
June 4th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 401138

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

Just received my marathon shipment which was only 1 bottle today but the high in my hometown was 99 degrees! I got out my infrared thermometer and shot it at 92.8 degrees on the bottle. Not really sure what they were thinking. No ice packs or anything to help cool it off. Sent them an email asking w...
by Joe Raymond
May 16th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Good beer website
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: Good beer website

@Eric not sure if I should be thankful or upset at you. I just received my first shipment from Tavour........30 damn cans of beer I ordered and had delivered!! All IPA's from all over the world. Way more beer than I should of ordered but I couldn't stop myself they all sounded so good for spring/sum...
by Joe Raymond
May 15th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $20-$25 wine
Replies: 16
Views: 889

Re: Best $20-$25 wine

2015 Mondavi Napa Valley is readily available if you're needing a lot of bottles? Bedrock is a great choice just not sure if it is easy to source if you need say 1-2 cases?
by Joe Raymond
May 11th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2130

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

2015 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley. Might be able to find it at $20.
by Joe Raymond
May 2nd, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Henry McKenna 10 Bottled in Bond - Wins Best Whiskey SF World Spirits Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: Henry McKenna 10 Bottled in Bond - Wins Best Whiskey SF World Spirits Competition

I looked online via WS and there is a few places that had it at $50-60 and they are all sold out. So looks like the price is going up for everyone. Bummed because at $30 it was a good Bourbon, but at $90 it is the same old story of stuff getting blown out of control because of silly marketing strate...
by Joe Raymond
May 1st, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Henry McKenna 10 Bottled in Bond - Wins Best Whiskey SF World Spirits Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: Henry McKenna 10 Bottled in Bond - Wins Best Whiskey SF World Spirits Competition

Just got a call from my local shop that they received a few bottles of Mckenna. So I asked, "is it still $30 like when I bought my last two bottles before they won the whiskey competition?" "No, unfortunately the price is $89.99 now" What a shame......
by Joe Raymond
April 30th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Thank you to all of the fellow WB's who bought tickets and also made donations for the fundraiser! Just from the WB group there was over $1300 donated!! Truly humbled and appreciate all the support and thoughts and prayers for her and her family. Unfortunately, the winners were not from this board :...
by Joe Raymond
April 25th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Good beer website
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: Good beer website

it appears so, I might check them out for some cool new beers!! Thanks Eric!!
by Joe Raymond
April 25th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Good beer website
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: Good beer website

Thank you for the help Dennis, I will go that route then. Brian, looking to buy beers, live just north of you in Bakersfield :)
by Joe Raymond
April 24th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Good beer website
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: Good beer website

oh hell, didn't know that. Thank Rick. Right now the only source is my local bevmo which sucks for options and K&L
by Joe Raymond
April 24th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Good beer website
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Good beer website

Looking for a good website for beer. My main search is for cans of 12 oz or pint of all varieties of IPA's. Seems most places specialize in wine/spirits and beer is the child forgotten about. Should i be searching harder in this forum or is there a go to list people use??
by Joe Raymond
April 24th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Henry McKenna 10 Bottled in Bond - Wins Best Whiskey SF World Spirits Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: Henry McKenna 10 Bottled in Bond - Wins Best Whiskey SF World Spirits Competition

Been drinking this for a year or so and it is my go to weekday drinker. Really punches above it's weight. i just hope it doesn't get stupid and double or triple in price now.......
by Joe Raymond
April 10th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 415
Views: 37352

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Alex, yes it is a piece of glass that I picked up on amazon actually. Then all I did was put clear rubber feet on the edge of the barrel where the glass sits. I was worried of it moving or shifting but zero issues
by Joe Raymond
April 9th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 415
Views: 37352

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Happy with the outcome of mine. Took a lot of planning and making sure it was done the way I wanted it :) Very popular hangout spot during the warm summer months
by Joe Raymond
April 1st, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Auction to benefit Team Mckenna: 2016 Myriad Reserve Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian'
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Auction to benefit Team Mckenna: 2016 Myriad Reserve Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian'

Jeff, thank you for your generous bid and congrats on winning. Will PM you to get all the details.........
by Joe Raymond
March 29th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

A few auctions ending (3 of them) this weekend in the commerce corner if you want to send a bid their way. When the event is over I am going to send a note on here about money raised from fellow WB'ers!!
by Joe Raymond
March 29th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Auction to benefit Team Mckenna: 2016 Myriad Reserve Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian'
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Auction to benefit Team Mckenna: 2016 Myriad Reserve Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian'

Bump. This ends Sunday night so get a bid in if you want it and to help support a good cause. Thank you
by Joe Raymond
March 23rd, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

This has been absolutely amazing to see the support and kindness everyone has sent this way. I am a little busy today and I will reach out and see if anyone is wanting tickets for the raffle tomorrow afternoon but most seem to be just donating. I am humbled by the giving spirit of this board. Thank ...
by Joe Raymond
March 21st, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Casey, thank you for sharing. Very difficult to watch her struggle. Our hope is to get the new lungs and allow her to survive and extend her life. Truly is a life and death type battle.......very touching story
by Joe Raymond
March 21st, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Auction to benefit Team Mckenna: 2016 Myriad Reserve Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian'
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Auction to benefit Team Mckenna: 2016 Myriad Reserve Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian'

Took the idea from others here to auction a bottle off as well to benefit my friend Jen. Up for auction is a 2016 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian'. Purchased on release and stored in temperature controlled room. I will pay for shipping in the lower 4...
by Joe Raymond
March 21st, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

I hate to use credit cards on the net, so I am going to auction off a bottle of d’Angerville Clos des Ducs 2002. Please go to commerce corner to bid. Mark, that is awesome of you sir!! Not sure why I didn't think of this sooner!! I am going to put a bottle up for auction too!! Post incoming on comm...
by Joe Raymond
March 21st, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Joe am sending $60 via paypal. just two tickets is fine and please add another $20 to their cause. Have already donated several times here to other causes here substantially the Wildfire Victims and of course to help Mike Stoneking. Yet this story brings tears to my eyes and must help again. I am b...
by Joe Raymond
March 21st, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara Tasting
Replies: 22
Views: 1131

Re: Santa Barbara Tasting

For the style you like if you can swing to los olivos I would hit Tensley. Big wines not for everyone but well made wines and good QPR IMO
by Joe Raymond
March 20th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Everyone should have raffle ticket numbers PM'ed to them that had contacted me or sent payment. If you paid and I missed ya please let me know. Thank you all for the support, and as Jason posted earlier the support among the WB'ers community has been truly awesome.
by Joe Raymond
March 19th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Yes Jason it is certainly appearing that way! Blown away already by the support in just this short amount of time.
by Joe Raymond
March 19th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!

Hey everyone, I was doing a fundraiser via my Facebook page and with local friends but then I thought I could at least share it with my WB friends!! Feel free to post here or through PM's I have a friend who originally lived in my hometown of Bakersfield, CA but had to move to cleaner air due to her...
by Joe Raymond
March 18th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help Requested: Central Coast Wine Suggestions for Tasting Group
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Help Requested: Central Coast Wine Suggestions for Tasting Group

Daou Cab should be in the $25 range and widely available
by Joe Raymond
March 5th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycled uses for OWC’s
Replies: 17
Views: 936

Re: Recycled uses for OWC’s

My wife wanted a barn door, she didn't want to throw the boxes away, voila! A good way to remember some of the wines we have drank together over the years too!
by Joe Raymond
February 25th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The dawn of restraint? Passed on most of my allocations
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

Re: The dawn of restraint? Passed on most of my allocations

in the same boat man. I have cut back from 35 plus lists to about 6 now in the last year or so and it feels glorious. The great part is many of these wineries still sell their wines after the initial offer and sometimes back vintages so if I want a bottle or two I can still support them directly whi...
by Joe Raymond
February 20th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 3442

Re: 2016 VHR Release

Hey Mark if you are not comfortable with the price I get it. I have had to let a lot of wine lists go because my budget is just stretched to thin and I felt literally uncomfortable spending so much, that's when you know you gotta let it go. One great thing about VHR is you can typically get it on th...
by Joe Raymond
February 13th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 3442

Re: 2016 VHR Release

Correct, previous buyers get a week for their allocation then opens up to rest.
by Joe Raymond
February 12th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 3442

Re: 2016 VHR Release

You can buy VHR at retail for the same amount as mailing list release price? For those of you who posted about this, can you message me some stores I might find it at? For previous vintages hit up wine searcher and there are lots of shops. 2016 is not available and not sure if the price will be hig...
by Joe Raymond
February 12th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys offer
Replies: 54
Views: 4505

Re: Rhys offer

I enjoy their wines but I just have too much wine and had to pass. Very good wines, having to order a minimum made it tough too. Sometimes I don’t have enough money to go around and need to just order one bottle but understand the economics behind it :)
by Joe Raymond
February 12th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 3442

Re: 2016 VHR Release

$225
by Joe Raymond
February 12th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 3442

Re: 2016 VHR Release

I am shifting more that way Bill if I can find the wines at retail for the same or sometimes less. I am a big fan of the the Phillips and the wine so I feel like I want o directly support them but I have dropped of literally dozens of lists as I realized more and more they were available on retail f...
by Joe Raymond
February 12th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 3442

2016 VHR Release

Who's in? I am in for my whole allocation. Bump of $25 per bottle
by Joe Raymond
February 4th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering
Replies: 20
Views: 1610

Re: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering

I always grab a few bottles each release. My fav Cali pinot producer
by Joe Raymond
January 25th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 198
Views: 12005

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

posted in the commerce corner and then saw this one so I wanted to check with Chris. Not sure if the email went through the first time... : Hey Chris any update on the email I sent from the 11th? Not sure if you filled your allocation or not just checking. Figured you could update here to make it e...
by Joe Raymond
January 24th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 198
Views: 12005

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

I posted in the commerce corner and then saw this one so I wanted to check with Chris. Not sure if the email went through the first time... : Hey Chris any update on the email I sent from the 11th? Not sure if you filled your allocation or not just checking. Figured you could update here to make it ...
by Joe Raymond
January 24th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 82
Views: 4405

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

Hey Chris any update on the email I sent from the 11th? Not sure if you filled your allocation or not just checking. Figured you could update here to make it easier for the masses. They look great in some of the pics posters are showing!! Thank you
by Joe Raymond
January 16th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did your tastes in wine change?
Replies: 30
Views: 1191

Re: How did your tastes in wine change?

Once read a chart that says to the effect of “the general wine journey go from”: 1. Sweet Whites - new world Riesling. Muscat. Etc 2. New world red - big jammy sweet Napa/WA/Aussie 3. Move to old world red - bdx. Piedmont. 4. Move to burg. 5. Move to white old world - Alsace Loire white burg. 6. Ba...

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