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by Adam G
September 14th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: South Bay LA - August Offline (Planning)
Replies: 13
Views: 1883

Re: South Bay LA - August Offline (Planning)

J. Rock wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 6:45 pm
I'm following this just in case it moves sliiiightly further north to Venice or Santa Monica.
I'm in for Venice or Santa Monica...if you start a thread I can jump in and help organise.
by Adam G
September 14th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56291

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 6:35 pm
grabbed some of the rancia.
I didn't get that offer...what was the price?
by Adam G
August 7th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 36
Views: 2010

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto

J a y H a c k wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 5:19 am
Let's deal with the important issue. What's the rule regarding importation of smoked brisket from the US into Canada?
Why would you do that when you could go get delicious Montreal Smoked Meat?
by Adam G
August 7th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Condensation in Eurocave
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Re: Condensation in Eurocave

I have a spot where ice always builds up on the back wall. The first time it was a surprise and so it was rather thick. Now I check every couple months and pull off any of it. I need to look up the filter and see if/how I can replace it on my model. Perhaps something happened with it, as I didn't h...
by Adam G
August 4th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 36
Views: 2010

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto

I'm hoping to get up to see my family during boat season, so maybe we'll be able to plan around this!
I'll keep my fingers crossed. It'd be unfair for me to take a spot (or two if my wife would come) from somebody who's going to commit, but I'd love to meet some of the Toronto Berserkers!
by Adam G
August 4th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3439

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

Was thinking of making the trek to OC for once! But then I saw this is smack in the middle of two work trips. That plus expecting wife means I'll try again another time!
by Adam G
August 4th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Condensation in Eurocave
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Re: Condensation in Eurocave

I have a spot where ice always builds up on the back wall. The first time it was a surprise and so it was rather thick. Now I check every couple months and pull off any of it. I need to look up the filter and see if/how I can replace it on my model. Perhaps something happened with it, as I didn't ha...
by Adam G
July 10th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5332

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ugh...was working on an order with a coworker and then the sale ended! Boo! I guess I'll have to wait until next time the Jorges go on sale. The July adventurous burger blend is right up my alley. Or I emailed Katie and she's stupendously awesome and gave me and my colleague the sale pricing after ...
by Adam G
July 5th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5332

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ugh...was working on an order with a coworker and then the sale ended! Boo!
I guess I'll have to wait until next time the Jorges go on sale. The July adventurous burger blend is right up my alley.
by Adam G
June 23rd, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

Thanks for hosting Bruce and Laurie! An excellent evening, great food, great people, great wine. The blind tasting format was an extra layer of fun, too. Looking forward to the next!
by Adam G
June 9th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 887
Views: 46457

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Had dinner at BOA in Santa Monica last night. Steaks are still excellent. Corkage is less than I remember - $25. All the other stuff we had was also great except the morel sauce for steak (a sweet and sticky mess) and the Brussels sprouts were not my thing (not charred, and remained kind of bitter).
by Adam G
June 1st, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Turley Cinsault Bechthold Vineyard (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: TN: 2018 Turley Cinsault Bechthold Vineyard (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

Wish these were easier to get! I want this as part of my list shipment.
by Adam G
May 5th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Didn't want to like it but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2622

Re: Didn't want to like it but...

Turley, both in general and specificall the Juvenile. I'd had a glass of the Juvenile some years back and it came across as a hot fruit-bomb mess. I was set straight at the tasting room a couple weeks ago. That led me to think that all their wines were like that (the high alcohols didn't help that i...
by Adam G
April 27th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 16

I'm interested. I'll be getting back from a vacation right before then, so I'll need spousal clearance. I doubt she'd make the trip too, and as cute as he is, you probably don't want our toddler running around during a wine tasting! Adam, no toddlers (as cute as he may be as we have an unfenced poo...
by Adam G
April 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 16

I'm interested. I'll be getting back from a vacation right before then, so I'll need spousal clearance. I doubt she'd make the trip too, and as cute as he is, you probably don't want our toddler running around during a wine tasting!
by Adam G
April 13th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3509
Views: 327214

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

Any thoughts on the 2016 Vintage Port mystery? I’ve stayed out of the Port sweepstakes for several years but today’s subject has me intrigued and it’s set to arrive shortly (it’s not a long-term pre-arrival). What I can tell you: • This is the exact same Port, cork, bottle, label and contents as wha...
by Adam G
April 6th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TCA Has No Smell..
Replies: 30
Views: 1766

Re: TCA Has No Smell..

This is a great explanation of why some very mildly corked wines just "lose their fruit". I actually detected a corked wine at a winery by accident this way once - I'd had a bottle of the same thing a few nights before and the one at the winery was just, for lack of a better phrase, aromatically de...
by Adam G
April 6th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56291

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 9:54 am
ykwon wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 9:52 am
Three of the entry pycm’s yesterday.
Me two.
Having gotten in on the Legras the other day, I had to hold off on these. $30/btl would have made it an irresistible deal. But they are delicious!
by Adam G
April 5th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TCA Has No Smell..
Replies: 30
Views: 1766

Re: TCA Has No Smell..

This is a great explanation of why some very mildly corked wines just "lose their fruit". I actually detected a corked wine at a winery by accident this way once - I'd had a bottle of the same thing a few nights before and the one at the winery was just, for lack of a better phrase, aromatically dead.
by Adam G
April 2nd, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?
Replies: 25
Views: 1404

Re: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?

It truly is becoming more common to see lighter style red wines under 12% and I have enjoyed quite a few of them. At the Rhone Rangers trade seminar last week in DC, Two Shepherds poured a Cinsault from Bechtold Vineyard that came in at about 11.5% Larry, what'd you think about the Two Shepherds? I...
by Adam G
March 12th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?
Replies: 21
Views: 948

Re: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?

Seconding Creminelli. Delicious stuff and a range from more traditional versions to a few more out there things. If you want to go full Utah, pair it with Beehive Cheese.
by Adam G
March 8th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Arcadian tasting - 3/8/2019 @ Everson Royce in Pasadena
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Arcadian tasting - 3/8/2019 @ Everson Royce in Pasadena

I think I missed the boat...just saw this now!
by Adam G
March 8th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3509
Views: 327214

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

Geoff F. wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Any guesses on the Mystery du Sud today?
No idea, but a $100 mystery wine is rather bold...
by Adam G
March 4th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadians in here?
Replies: 43
Views: 2043

Re: Canadians in here?

I don't still live there, but I'm from Toronto too!
by Adam G
February 23rd, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!
Replies: 56
Views: 2584

Re: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!

Chateau St. Jean - pronounced as "gene", not as if it's French.
by Adam G
February 21st, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: APL Los Angeles
Replies: 82
Views: 2970

Re: APL Los Angeles

Enjoy all! Put me down for the next one :)
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: 900

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: 82
Views: 2970

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: 328
Views: 13240

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: 82
Views: 5748

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: 887
Views: 46457

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: 1919

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: 129
Views: 5440

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: 129
Views: 5440

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: 50
Views: 3165

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: 653

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 1600
Views: 89060

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: 2142

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: 3509
Views: 327214

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: 2261

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: 1730

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...

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