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by Joe Raymond
October 8th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 679

Re: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?

Well all this Treehouse talk I guess I better drink one tonight, or two......so. damn. good.
by Joe Raymond
September 5th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big Turley collection at K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Big Turley collection at K&L

So there is no factual basis to this claim, but when I went over to Turley a few months ago in Paso they had tons of wines from their collections for very reasonable prices. I picked up a couple of 1994 Petites for somehting like $65? They had various wines from the 90's and early 2000's for sale, l...
by Joe Raymond
August 29th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 15
Views: 1577

Re: VHR 2016 large-format release

last year $450 for 1.5 this year 750ml were $225 each so imagine the 1.5's this year will be a little bit more than the $450 price tag
by Joe Raymond
August 27th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Royal Nonesuch Farm
Replies: 25
Views: 1826

Re: Royal Nonesuch Farm

I just purchased a three pack and see what it is all about :) Thanks for the rec!
by Joe Raymond
August 13th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hi everyone in Boston
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Hi everyone in Boston

Hi Diane, welcome to the board. I live the exact opposite side of the country in California so our paths may never meet but I enjoy similar stuff as you, pinot and craft beer are a fave of mine :) Cheers!
by Joe Raymond
August 6th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...
Replies: 21
Views: 1115

Re: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...

Lol Mike, it would probably be an improvement!
by Joe Raymond
August 6th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAXUM OPEN
Replies: 44
Views: 3577

Re: SAXUM OPEN

Just put my order in :) Excited to be on the list. Cheers! Hexe sounds like some good stuff from the description
by Joe Raymond
August 6th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...
Replies: 21
Views: 1115

Re: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...

Were we not all there at some point when we first got into wine? I was a Stella Rosa fan and Apothic Red was palatable 10-12 years ago for my wife and I when we were 23 and dumb :) Now? No way I drink the stuff now it tastes like syrup, but who drinks the most wine percentage wise? The top 1% who dr...
by Joe Raymond
August 5th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SQN
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: SQN

PM Sent
by Joe Raymond
August 2nd, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update Oct. 10
Replies: 39
Views: 3681

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update- June 20

I’m ready for another delivery :) I’m thirsty! It’s hot!
by Joe Raymond
July 30th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wait is over for Saxum.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1517

Re: The wait is over for Saxum.......

Shoot I just checked when I signed up thinking it was 2-3 years ago and it was only last August. I have a long long ways to go. Anyone not taking full allocations, I would love to get my hands on anything to add to my small collection. Cheers. Can’t wait to get on this and SQN There was several peo...
by Joe Raymond
July 30th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: They really do exist...SQN
Replies: 27
Views: 3479

Re: They really do exist...SQN

From your post it appears I will be waiting about 2-3 more years hopefully
by Joe Raymond
July 30th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1891

Re: Saxum Question

Yep I was February 2012 and got an offer for August 6. Finally!
by Joe Raymond
July 30th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wait is over for Saxum.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1517

The wait is over for Saxum.......

7 1/2 years waiting on Saxum list and I finally get an offer!!! Patience is rewarded for me! Can’t wait to support them directly! August 6 can’t come soon enough!
by Joe Raymond
July 26th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA/OR most expensive DTC Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Replies: 49
Views: 2728

Re: CA/OR most expensive DTC Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Cirq Snake Oil? $225 for 500ml bottle. 750ml would be approx $337.50. Pretty pricey CA Chardonnay albeit a sweet one
by Joe Raymond
July 25th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tree House! A Plethora of Goodies! SOLD
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Re: FS: Tree House! A Plethora of Goodies! SOLD

PM me or post again! when you get more I am an avid buyer and drinker of their Beerskis
by Joe Raymond
July 6th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 18
Views: 1525

Re: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

I just opened a bottle of this after the note and it was tasty but have to admit it was a bit fruity surprisingly, although somehow felt old world somehow? I feel like this can actually go a lot of years and is drinking way better than many 2011 reds in the area....I am hoping to hold the last bottl...
by Joe Raymond
June 27th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2483

Re: Team McKenna double lung transplant—update.

First of all thank you to all that helped and sent messages of support for my friend Jen. She did receive new lungs about 4 weeks ago and it started off well but ran into some complications from infections that ultimately ended her time here on earth. The link is an update from the FB page her husba...
by Joe Raymond
June 6th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem - GIII Cab Sauv Initial Offering
Replies: 7
Views: 937

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: 7179
Views: 437559

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: 7179
Views: 437559

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: 20
Views: 806

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: 1013

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: 80
Views: 3073

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: 11
Views: 884

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: 11
Views: 884

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: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2483

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: 20
Views: 806

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: 20
Views: 806

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: 20
Views: 806

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: 20
Views: 806

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: 11
Views: 884

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: 450
Views: 44113

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: 450
Views: 44113

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: 695

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: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2483

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: 695

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: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2483

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: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2483

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: 695

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: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2483

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: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2483

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: 1340

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: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2483

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: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2483

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.

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