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by Bdklein
April 24th, 2019, 2:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?
Replies: 31
Views: 1131

Re: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?

IlkkaL wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 10:14 pm
Sorry for the drift but does the Travel Forum not exist exactly for discussions like this one?
Maybe, but will get more views here. It is wine-related ., And Mods will move if deemed necessary .
by Bdklein
April 22nd, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 376
Views: 30801

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Built this entirely myself: 1.5 yrs to build 2700 bottles, all rustic redwood and stacked stone with slate tile floor. R 30 in ceiling and R 25 walls. Cellar pro ducted 8500. Seating area for consumption/hang out. Maybe add a center island soon. https://i.imgur.com/pjK2qfJ.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com...
by Bdklein
April 21st, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 40
Views: 1468

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

Victor Hong wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 1:48 pm
La Mission Haut Brion 1959.jpg
If I recall correctly, what is in the privacy of your own (rented) home is none of our business.

That being said , my sincere condolences on your loss.
by Bdklein
April 16th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 431
Views: 41774

Re: Official WTSO thread

ChadG wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 11:34 am
Edward H. Earles wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 11:16 am
Anybody paying attention to their Magnum Marathon? I haven't seen anything I can't live without yet.
Bought some of the Anderson's Conn because I'm a fan. Everything else seems to be the same stuff they have up frequently.
I bought the 2015 Right Bank Magnum. Seemed like a good buy
by Bdklein
April 16th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sending bottles home from Napa
Replies: 36
Views: 1155

Re: Sending bottles home from Napa

It was several years back , but when we stayed at the Wine Country Inn in St. Helena at the end of each day we gave them our wine from various wineries .When we left they worked with a shipping company who sent us 1 consolidated shipment .
by Bdklein
April 16th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 431
Views: 41774

Re: Official WTSO thread

2014 Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Athena Under $20 solid Pinot Noir from Oregon! Boedecker Cellars Athena is up again this evening. Thanks. I just bit on this. Needed some non-high end Pinot Noir and with the $2 per bottle credits I have it seemed like a good call. Opened a bottle this past weekend...
by Bdklein
April 16th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sending bottles home from Napa
Replies: 36
Views: 1155

Re: Sending bottles home from Napa

The main issue with that is lugging around a 13 bottle shopper on a road trip true, but consider: 1. you get your wine when you walk off the plane, eliminating the need to wait for a shipment, weather issues, Common Carrier mistakes, etc. 2. checked bag is only $25 on most airlines, sometimes less ...
by Bdklein
April 14th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10726
Views: 476645

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 O’Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Even though it’s NV wine I like the fact that it’s estate grown fruit and not a typical NV CS sourced from multiple vineyards and growers.
by Bdklein
April 12th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 924

Re: Amalfi in March

I’m not sure which was worse for us (wife and I). Was it the harrowing taxi ride from the Naples ferry port to the airport? Or the bus ride from Amalfi to Ravello when the 2 buses traveling in opposite directions (one was ours) tried to go past each other on a curve? I wouldn’t want to repeat either...
by Bdklein
April 11th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paradise Island-Bahamas
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Paradise Island-Bahamas

Don’t buy the $8 bottles of water . You can get cups of water for free at the food places near the pool, etc. We had the taxi driver stop at a shopping center near the Atlantis where we bought snacks, crackers and cheese, , etc. and some booze . Don’t recall what my wife bought. It’s been a couple o...
by Bdklein
April 10th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1446

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

Frank Drew wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 6:47 pm
I’ll add that FedEx’s website and tracking feature are often worse than useless.
And I just rerouted an en-route FedEx Home package to a FedEx Office store in less than 1 minute .
by Bdklein
April 9th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Release today
Replies: 43
Views: 3086

Re: Myriad Release today

Why would anyone open a Myriad Cab with only 2.5 years on it? If we all stopped and took a inward look at some decisions we have made regarding wine, even you , I have to assume that almost all of us would say wtf to something. Opening a 2.5 year old Myria Cab is probably pretty low on the spectrum .
by Bdklein
April 9th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1159

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

I’ve had them at a couple of high-end seafood places in NYC. Nothing special. Same with king crab legs .

I would need to try them both locally to fairly gauge my like for them .
by Bdklein
April 9th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2083

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

I’m sure there will be a few players ordering some alternative menu items .
by Bdklein
April 9th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2083

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Seems fitting .
by Bdklein
April 8th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10726
Views: 476645

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Great looking bottle . The 1.5 is a gift for a friend.

2018 Elizabeth Spencer Rose of Pinot Noir.
Got 6 regular bottles for my wife-her favorite rose year year in year out .
by Bdklein
April 8th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1446

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

Does anyone have experience with Fedex Home for wine deliveries? I read this is different from Fedex ground because they have more flexibility (they only deal with residential deliveries) and also deliver on the weekends. I see a lot of hate on the boards for Fedex [swearing.gif] But I have my fing...
by Bdklein
April 4th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to the high bidder
Replies: 21
Views: 2237

Re: Congratulations to the high bidder

B. Buzzini wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 9:35 am
No...congrats to the seller! [highfive.gif]
Good point . And K+L. What’s their cut?
by Bdklein
April 4th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 431
Views: 41774

Re: Official WTSO thread

PeterH wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 6:04 pm
John Glas wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 11:39 am
2014 Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Athena
Under $20 solid Pinot Noir from Oregon!
Boedecker Cellars Athena is up again this evening.
Thanks. I just bit on this. Needed some non-high end Pinot Noir and with the $2 per bottle credits I have it seemed like a good call.
by Bdklein
April 3rd, 2019, 12:27 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 168
Views: 10377

Re: Long Island

One North Mediterranean Soul in Jericho $35 per bottle and no limit.
by Bdklein
April 1st, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 102
Views: 7348

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

TN's please. Great pic! I am dreadful at tasting notes but I will give it a shot. It had more dark fruit notes than red. Hints of graphite leather and spice but you won't mistake it for a Bordeaux. What really stood out to me was the balance. It is no fruit bomb and definitely not a tannic monster ...
by Bdklein
April 1st, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1266
Views: 58538

Re: What did you cook tonight?

A seafood soup/stew, utilizing shrimp, mussels, a striped bass I caught in the fall, and some veggies .
by Bdklein
March 31st, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: TN: 2006 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Phil Restine wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 12:19 pm
Y’all can have every last bottle because I wouldn’t even wash my dog with this stuff.
That’s a good thing since I’m an aspiring to be dog groomer and it’s not recommended .
by Bdklein
March 28th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 2569

Re: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle

Got a family reunion coming up next month and am responsible for buying about a half case of red wine for a steak dinner (ribeyes, skirt steaks). Budget is around $30 / bottle, any suggestions? Stylistically, I really like Mount Eden cab, but that is over budget. I've also liked the '08 La Rioja Al...
by Bdklein
March 28th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine

Kelly Walker wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 3:02 pm
This is common when sparkling wineis lose gas pressure. It may be dead.
Laws of physics/pressure ?
by Bdklein
March 27th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 102
Views: 7348

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

This shipment was from the 2nd wave (not me).

Foam on top and bottom . And black foam on sides .
by Bdklein
March 27th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine

Anton D wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 9:25 am

Have someone you don't like try to open it using a corkscrew.
Good point . Honey, Kids, can you please help me???
by Bdklein
March 27th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bulk Wine Sales
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: 2018 Bulk Wine Sales

C Chen wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 9:30 am
So much hype with 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Don’t leave out 2011. So many people loved this vintage too. Like the old days of Napa . Every year is great !!
by Bdklein
March 27th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 431
Views: 41774

Re: Official WTSO thread

mattcitrang wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 10:34 am
Are you referring to Jonathan H. Newman?
Yes but I would trust Alfred E Neuman’s scores more .
by Bdklein
March 27th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine

Doug Schulman wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 9:21 am
Is it a traditional method sparkler? If so, I would get the bottle very cold and saber it.
I’m not sure . Think it might be a bottle of Prosecco . It’s not champagne nor a California sparkler . But no way will I saber it. I’m not turning into John Bobbit over this bottle .
by Bdklein
March 27th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine

So we have a bottle of sparkling wine with a stuck cork. It’s not a special bottle so not worth risking a body part over it .
I’m thinking just leave it outside on a warm day until it pops and drink it .

Any thoughts ?
by Bdklein
March 27th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 102
Views: 7348

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Somebody (not me) should set up a GoFundme page and take donations to open up a bottle and post some tasting notes. Take one for the team, offset by some $.
by Bdklein
March 27th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine

So we have a bottle of sparkling wine with a stuck cork. It’s not a special bottle so not worth risking a body part over it .
I’m thinking just leave it outside on a warm day until it pops and drink it .

Any thoughts ?
by Bdklein
March 26th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More reasons to hate FedEx
Replies: 53
Views: 1957

Re: More reasons to hate FedEx

Fedex wine shipments can be redirected to Fedex Office locations ; UPS wine shipments cannot be redirected to UPS stores but can be to UPS distribution centers . That’s what I think/recall. This was my first big year of purchases between mailing list allocations and BD purchases and I found this to...
by Bdklein
March 26th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More reasons to hate FedEx
Replies: 53
Views: 1957

Re: More reasons to hate FedEx

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 12:16 pm
The screen gives no redirect options, even when logged in through my FedEx account. That's why I called them, and how I got their bullshit answers.
Weird, sucks .
by Bdklein
March 26th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More reasons to hate FedEx
Replies: 53
Views: 1957

Re: More reasons to hate FedEx

Turns out FedEx now only allows some packages to be held at a local Walgreens. I was speaking with a "lack of customer service" representative, and she informed me that some of my shipments are not eligible for hold at location. I asked how FedEx determines that. Her response was "I can't tell you ...
by Bdklein
March 26th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More reasons to hate FedEx
Replies: 53
Views: 1957

Re: More reasons to hate FedEx

Turns out FedEx now only allows some packages to be held at a local Walgreens. I was speaking with a "lack of customer service" representative, and she informed me that some of my shipments are not eligible for hold at location. I asked how FedEx determines that. Her response was "I can't tell you ...
by Bdklein
March 26th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More reasons to hate FedEx
Replies: 53
Views: 1957

Re: More reasons to hate FedEx

Fedex wine shipments can be redirected to Fedex Office locations ; UPS wine shipments cannot be redirected to UPS stores but can be to UPS distribution centers .

That’s what I think/recall.
by Bdklein
March 26th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 102
Views: 7348

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

I got an e-mail from them saying they switched to a more expensive packaging this year, but it didn't function well with the styro (or whatever that stuff is) that holds it in place during shipping. They will ship new boxes but are asking that if we want the vintage tag to transfer that ourselves. ...
by Bdklein
March 26th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 431
Views: 41774

Re: Official WTSO thread

I picked u a bottle of the Encantado Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016. Give it a whirl .

Will check out the Philip Prie
by Bdklein
March 24th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: San Diego Padres April Mid-Week Tickets

jeffruggels wrote:
March 24th, 2019, 1:23 pm
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You are a man of few words.
by Bdklein
March 24th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 102
Views: 7348

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

David Glasser wrote:
March 24th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Do people routinely display the boxes? Arty boxes look nice but not our style of decor, so they end up taking up storage space. We got rid of a lot of boxes before downsizing.

Or is the concern over resale value?
Both . I know a couple of people who display wine boxes in their cellars .
by Bdklein
March 22nd, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Deciding on two Wineries
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Deciding on two Wineries

If you repost this in the Wine Talk forum you will probably get your answer .
by Bdklein
March 22nd, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 102
Views: 7348

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Rob Lynch wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 8:43 am
If your gonna cheap out on the wooden box, then skip it all together and save me the shipping.
True but better the box break than the contents !
by Bdklein
March 22nd, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 102
Views: 7348

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

For those with damage , have you contacted Scarecrow? Or just don’t care since the bottles/wine is all that matters ?
by Bdklein
March 21st, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 102
Views: 7348

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Bdklein wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 8:27 am
I know it’s early , but any word from Scarecrow?
Bump? Anyone ?
by Bdklein
March 21st, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 102
Views: 7348

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

I know it’s early , but any word from Scarecrow?
by Bdklein
March 21st, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Foreign Language CT Notes
Replies: 57
Views: 1457

Re: Foreign Language CT Notes

I love trying to translate the Scandinavian notes without resorting to google! The best of luck with the Finnish notes! [snort.gif] Probably the only Finnish word I know is kissa. Which was my cats name. [snort.gif] I thought kissa was Italian? In Rome I pissed someone off and they said “Kissa my A...
by Bdklein
March 20th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Searching for 2011 Tribunal red wine
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Searching for 2011 Tribunal red wine

Buy the 2017 and turn the 7 into a 1?
by Bdklein
March 20th, 2019, 2:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Foreign Language CT Notes
Replies: 57
Views: 1457

Re: Foreign Language CT Notes

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