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by Adam G
July 10th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 32
Views: 1757

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: 32
Views: 1757

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: 1634

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: 844
Views: 41485

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: 805

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: 2513

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: 1634

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: 1634

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: 3445
Views: 308972

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: 1652

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: 916
Views: 47265

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: 1652

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: 1350

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: 897

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: 526

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: 3445
Views: 308972

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: 1928

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: 2365

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: 2507

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: 761

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: 2507

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: 11838

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: 5217

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: 844
Views: 41485

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: 1726

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: 4719

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: 4719

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: 2832

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: 602

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: 928

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: 928

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: 928

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: 1535
Views: 80442

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: 1835

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: 3445
Views: 308972

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: 1927

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: 1655

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: 1835

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: 3841

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: 3445
Views: 308972

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: 1374
Views: 155165

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: 332

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: 889

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: 5758

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...

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