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by Adam G
February 2nd, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)
Replies: 18
Views: 441

Re: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)

I was not too far away at Nerai. Excellent food and we had a solid Xinomavro as well.
by Adam G
February 2nd, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: APL Los Angeles
Replies: 57
Views: 1043

Re: APL Los Angeles

Damn, I am late to this party. That's what work travel will do. I'd more than happily join in here, my wife too. We had a blast at APL a few months ago and would love the full experience.
Saul, looks like you could probably put together an entire second event there!
by Adam G
February 2nd, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I am technically a millennial (although towards the beginning of the loosely defined millennial window), and the component I struggle with the most is just how few other millenials there are to share wine with. All of my wine friends are getting on for at least 10 years older than me and in many ca...
by Adam G
January 27th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 74
Views: 3568

Re: Flannery Beef!

Oh man, believe me, I get it!! We pretty much never do sales on Porterhouse, and it's directly a result of using the Holstein Breed. The porterhouse comes from the Shortloin, which is the combination of the Filet and the New York. The smaller size of the primals on Holstein, which is awesome if you...
by Adam G
January 27th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 721
Views: 32688

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I don’t think he got the 1-year as just started this week. When he was there was probably 150-180 day ‘103’ ribeye That's what we had when we were there a few months ago. Got to meet Mr. APL himself too! No tour of the dry ageing room though. It's crazy expensive, but that would be one hell of a pl...
by Adam G
January 27th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: I. Brand & Family Back in the Game for BD10
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: I. Brand & Family Back in the Game for BD10

R I C H M wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Sent email over an hour ago. Should I be concerned that I have not heard back?
Nah...I'm sure Ian will get to it all. I got one email earlier but am waiting on the actual order stuff. Who knows...might take a couple days to dig out from under everything.
by Adam G
January 27th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 99
Views: 2090

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley riesling, pn rose, orange wine, gewürz

Shipping is pretty expensive for OR to CA - if we can provide you with a GSO account or pre-paid shipping label would you use that instead? (I've got a friend with an account they can use.) Hi Adam, Shipping and packaging is pretty hard for me to get around at these discounted prices. I appreciate ...
by Adam G
January 27th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 99
Views: 2090

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley riesling, pn rose, orange wine, gewürz

Shipping is pretty expensive for OR to CA - if we can provide you with a GSO account or pre-paid shipping label would you use that instead? (I've got a friend with an account they can use.)
by Adam G
January 27th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 48
Views: 2028

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

This one is the hardest. I love Cabot wines - John does a great job! But I'm over-full and over-spent. I may come back later and bite.
by Adam G
January 16th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN--Ontario's (baby) Cheval Blanc?
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: TN--Ontario's (baby) Cheval Blanc?

Love to see Niagara wines getting some love! I always stop at the LCBO when I'm in town to pick up a few to bring back to Cali.
by Adam G
January 8th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Port
Replies: 18
Views: 872

Re: 2016 Port

Anybody have thoughts on the 2016 Maynard's that was up on Wine Library last night for $56?
by Adam G
January 6th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Port
Replies: 18
Views: 872

Re: 2016 Port

Yeah, it's not about the value down the road so much as having something to toast some significant birthdays down the road. We already have some good Rieslings, will be getting some Corison, etc. And yes, we love a good Port, so if we end up drinking it we won't be upset. Now if some of those will b...
by Adam G
January 6th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Port
Replies: 18
Views: 872

2016 Port

I'm thinking of getting a few bottles of 2016 Port for my kid's birth year. I know all the major houses have declared it a fantastic vintage, but what I don't know is how to choose among them! I don't have enough experience with Ports to know the ins and outs of each house style or predilection for ...
by Adam G
January 3rd, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1199
Views: 59796

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Has anybody gotten and tasted the Derot Delugny 2008 in today's email?
by Adam G
December 30th, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 1630

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

J. Lassalle Champagne Premier Cru Brut Reserve Cachet d'Or Lemon and apple nose with the faintest hint of yeast. Slightly richer/sweeter than I expected, with RS into the perceptible range. Palate is red apples, apricot, and the finish is more of the same plus something herbaceous I can't quite name...
by Adam G
December 30th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3353
Views: 289916

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Any thoughts on the Mystery Champagne offer today? I'm thinking 2008 Henriot Millesime meets all the criteria... One of my favorite examples of 2008 vintage Champagne is from a “legendary” and classic house that’s a model of excellence. They cut zero corners and have some of the most fastidious stan...
by Adam G
December 27th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 1806

Re: Dim Sum matching?

At one of the better SGV dim sum places I saw a table drinking 2015 Lafite with their dim sum. Wouldn’t be my first choice... Better question, even if a touch off topic, is which are your top places in SGV? We usually end up at NBC or Ocean Star. As for the wine, we usually stick with tea. The one ...
by Adam G
December 26th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snagged some great deals at the WHWC 20% off sale
Replies: 27
Views: 1577

Re: Snagged some great deals at the WHWC 20% off sale

I'm not allowed to buy the rest of the year, but that Lanessan was very tempting. Might even have qualified for a zoning variance on the purchasing...
by Adam G
December 26th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 1630

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

NV Ernest Rapeneau Brut I got this at TJ's because it was proper Champagne and only $10 for a half bottle. This was a tester for a "don't care if you want to open it any time" sort of thing to have around. It definitely passed that test. Fruity, with a solidly brut level of dosage. No particularly y...
by Adam G
December 20th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??
Replies: 59
Views: 3544

Re: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??

Peter Wellington retired a few years ago and sold to a conglomerate. I think it started with a V. For me, Liquid Farm was a winery I was super excited about and have completely forgotten about. And I lost interest in Siduri, another winery I really liked, after Adam sold. Lots of others, I'm sure. ...
by Adam G
December 20th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3353
Views: 289916

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Sean McK wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 6:25 pm
For anyone interested, the 2015 Ca Rozzeria Chianti Classico was from Casa Emma.
How did you figure that out? I've tried for the Barolos with no luck.
by Adam G
December 18th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 115051

Re: Official Costco Thread

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 9:11 am
My Costco is so unbearably bad...

And I’m in SoCal!
Mine is mediocre at best, even though they recently added 50% to the store size.
by Adam G
November 30th, 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WINETASTERS OF TORONTO - HOLIDAY PARTY DEC 12TH
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: WINETASTERS OF TORONTO - HOLIDAY PARTY DEC 12TH

Damn...looks amazing! Too bad I'll be back in California by then.
by Adam G
November 30th, 2018, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crowdsource Question: Disrupting the Three Tier Model?
Replies: 24
Views: 789

Re: Crowdsource Question: Disrupting the Three Tier Model?

That's also something I'm exploring, the hurdles there are regulatory. I'm having trouble finding a third party logistics and fulfillment company that can handle direct to consumer sales on behalf of an importer. And the other limitation is that only 13 states allow direct shipping for non-producer...
by Adam G
November 26th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4921

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

2016 Sandler Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noir My first Sandler, from this year's BD! Initially it's all sweet cherry, cranberry and earth. Palate is bright, well balanced, and has a bit darker fruit note than the nose. It's also got a baking spice note of sorts. Finish evolves into stems and otherwis...
by Adam G
November 25th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 47
Views: 2145

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

I'll ask the same questions I asked on FB. Is it more "deceptive" to: (1) buy grapes from Willamette Valley, make the wine in Napa from 1005 WV Pinot Noir, and sell it labelled as Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (2) Be located in, say, Napa Valley, make a wine labelled Cabernet Sauvignon, with a Napa V...
by Adam G
November 24th, 2018, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4921

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

2009 Kendric Pinot Noir This bottle was doing far better than a couple of the last ones we've had. This one was still bright but with the faintest hints of oxidation/stewed fruit. Otherwise it was a fruit-driven balanced Pinot. Plenty of earthy character to complement the raspberry and cherry fruit.
by Adam G
November 23rd, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4921

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

This stuff is building quite a following. Sold out quickly in our hood. We always have a few in the garage refrigerator. Best $10 bottle of sparkling wine you will find. I found this to drink significantly better with about an hour of air. I grabbed two cases when it was released a few weeks ago. F...
by Adam G
November 22nd, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4921

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

NV Trader Joe's Brut Rose, 2018 release. (I'm not sure the Pinot content here, so I leave it to the judges as to whether it counts.) The 2018 is as good as prior releases, maybe even a touch better. This one is more red-fruited, with a distinct strawberry note on the palate and finish. Nose is unins...
by Adam G
November 22nd, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?

I wonder if it's the same 2005 Zin I got from K&L recently - Scott Harvey white label. We had one...it was in good shape even though the cork crumbled. And in general, I've found the soundness of the cork to be a pretty poor predictor of the soundness of the wine. I've had very very few flawed bottl...
by Adam G
November 18th, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 128
Views: 3919

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

It looks like we're going to be out of town this year, so maybe 2020 will be the one!
by Adam G
November 18th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1532

Re: Turkey- Where do you buy it?

Y ou are exactly right. It's just that in koshering, according to Chabad, Not sure why you keep referring to Chabad. AFAIK, Chabad squawks a lot but they don't speak for all of Orthodox Jewry. I would defer to OU (Orthodox Union) myself; https://oukosher.org Please note that I don't claim to be rig...
by Adam G
November 17th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1532

Re: Turkey- Where do you buy it?

Kosher meats by nature cannot be considered kosher if they are wet brined. The whole point of salting them after slaughter is to draw any excess blood out of them which also has the added affect of dry brining. So no, they don't wet brine them. I guess I've misunderstood something all these years. ...
by Adam G
November 16th, 2018, 11:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1532

Re: Turkey- Where do you buy it?

The TJ's Kosher birds are dry-brined and not soaked? Are you sure? That might get me on board to try one. I detest wet-brined birds and birds with added "flavour enhancer" solutions like just about every frozen bird out there. I usually end up with a Jenny-O or one from Sprouts. Kosher meats by nat...
by Adam G
November 16th, 2018, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4921

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

Pinot is my wife's favourite variety! She's happy this will have us open more than usual. Seems like a good way to start is with a 2013 Patricia Green Berserker's Cuvee! Excellent mushroom aromas with cherries and earth. This keeps getting better. I like that it's savoury but with nice bright acidit...
by Adam G
November 15th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3083

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-11-18

Hi Adam Would be thrilled to join you. I was thinking that my son had told me the holiday started the 10th but he was referring to the last day. No worries it's all good. I will miss the first night with him, but he is ok with it. Also guaranteed all his presents. Would be thrilled to join you at y...
by Adam G
November 15th, 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: LA area: Why always so dead?
Replies: 23
Views: 1166

Re: LA area: Why always so dead?

Robert D. wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 7:48 pm
New to the forum, but I'd be down for something. I'm on the West-ish side of LA.
West LA is a good thing...happy to help organise something!
by Adam G
November 15th, 2018, 4:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Migrant Kitchen: The Jewish Deli
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: The Migrant Kitchen: The Jewish Deli

Yum!
Now where's the best pastrami or Montreal smoked meat in Los Angeles? :D
by Adam G
November 15th, 2018, 4:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1532

Re: Turkey- Where do you buy it?

The TJ's Kosher birds are dry-brined and not soaked? Are you sure? That might get me on board to try one. I detest wet-brined birds and birds with added "flavour enhancer" solutions like just about every frozen bird out there.
I usually end up with a Jenny-O or one from Sprouts.
by Adam G
November 11th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 30-40% off American-raised Wagyu Ribeye 6-pack
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: 30-40% off American-raised Wagyu Ribeye 6-pack

This still going on? I don't see the 6-pack listed for this price...
by Adam G
November 11th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anyone interested in an offline on Sun Dec 2nd LA area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Anyone interested in an offline on Sun Dec 2nd LA area ?

I'm possibly available that night - but it's the first night of Channukah so I might be knee-deep in latke making! If you feel like driving to the west side, you could certainly come to us. I don't know who else is close by.
by Adam G
November 11th, 2018, 2:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3083

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

I was about to say that Dec 1st or 8th could likely work, but the 1st is better as I try not to miss a single Hannukah night and it starts on the 10th..Probably would stay 3 nights. Right now can get round trip non stop which is rare from Htfd for smidgen above $500. Not bad. Have to get ok from gf...
by Adam G
November 11th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Why wineries fail at eCommerce.
Replies: 17
Views: 2531

Re: Why wineries fail at eCommerce.

I'll agree to this extent--most winery websites tend to be relatively uniform and don't vary much in terms of overall design. There's the standard photos of the owner and/or winemaking staff, the winery, and/or the vineyards. There's an "About Us" section where you can read about the history of the...
by Adam G
November 4th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3083

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

Oh, I'd love to try it! We should be able to swing buying a bottle of the NV (if that's permissible) plus bringing a second non-Krug bottle. Maybe a dessert wine. That is, of course, if the group agrees. I think in the spirit of fairness and consistency I'd like to stick to a bottle of vintage per ...

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