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by Bdklein
March 28th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 24
Views: 1876

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

I got an email from a higher end restaurant pushing sales on their ~8000 bottle wine list. Prices were still above retail/auction. Pass .
by Bdklein
March 27th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hacks for evaluating current release wine
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Hacks for evaluating current release wine

What gets me is how professional tasters can foresee the future of a wine that on release is tight, tannic, acidic etc. I opened a 2016 Barbaresco last night that is light to medium bodied, lots of tannin and very acidic with underlying powerful sweet red fruit and some noticeable oak. And this mor...
by Bdklein
March 26th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hacks for evaluating current release wine
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Hacks for evaluating current release wine

Ask Jay and see what he says .
by Bdklein
March 25th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 3952

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Joseph Zamrin wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 9:25 am
I would, and have, reported this to FedEx. Too many possible negatives can come from that practice.

Joe
To each their own, but I just don’t get your logic if there was a verbal/visual acknowledgment of the delivery .
by Bdklein
March 25th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 3952

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Brian Tuite wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 9:30 am
Know your drivers. I haven’t signed in years.
Not easy when I work in an office (under normal circumstances).
by Bdklein
March 25th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 3952

FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Didn’t require a signature. But driver said (from a distance ) that if an adult didn’t come to the door that he wouldn’t have left the package .
by Bdklein
March 25th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 116
Views: 9910

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Any issues with the 2020 shipments??
by Bdklein
March 21st, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When this all ends . . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1546

Re: When this all ends . . . .

Similar to the “open a precious bottle” thread, when this whole Coronavirus stuff ends, I plan to celebrate by opening my set of three 2013 Bedrock Weill a Way Syrah Expositions #1, #2, and (wait for it) #3. After all, the Bob Man rated them 99, 100, and 100, respectively. A nearly perfect trifecta...
by Bdklein
March 19th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 207
Views: 7258

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

I’m at LGA now. Eerily empty/quiet .
by Bdklein
March 18th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: WA vs WS?
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: WA vs WS?

WA . People chase points.
by Bdklein
March 18th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 207
Views: 7258

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

High school trip canceled . So I told my wife I’m not leaving the country. Concerned about getting stuck/quarantined, and not with our kids. In her typical fashion, she says I’m overreacting and she’s going to find someone else to go with. I wish her luck . Then she takes our child to doctor today ...
by Bdklein
March 12th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 207
Views: 7258

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We have a little quandry. We live in the US -our younger daughter is scheduled to go to Southern Italy in early April for a school trip, and my wife and I are scheduled to go to Amsterdam for a few days during her trip. We are using Airbnb so already paid half; the balance is due in late March . An...
by Bdklein
March 11th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Shipping Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 991

Re: Shipping Questions

ckirk wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Does anyone suggest yes or no to write fragile on the box?
Or tell them it’s olive oil?
by Bdklein
March 9th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Dwizzo wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 11:14 am
Jeremy Charmak wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 11:13 am
I am thinking about passing, does scarecrow remove you if you miss a year?
Yes
Don’t think so; think you get dropped to the bottom of the list .
by Bdklein
March 7th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 207
Views: 7258

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We have a little quandry. We live in the US -our younger daughter is scheduled to go to Southern Italy in early April for a school trip, and my wife and I are scheduled to go to Amsterdam for a few days during her trip. We are using Airbnb so already paid half; the balance is due in late March . An...
by Bdklein
March 7th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

I’m passing on my allocation. No way I’m paying $400 a bottle in a weaker vintage just so I get the “right” to purchase next year. At that price (or even less) there are tons of other wines out there equally good or better. Guess you never got an answer to your question? Or at least one that satisf...
by Bdklein
March 7th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

I’m passing on my allocation. No way I’m paying $400 a bottle in a weaker vintage just so I get the “right” to purchase next year. At that price (or even less) there are tons of other wines out there equally good or better. Guess you never got an answer to your question? Or at least one that satisf...
by Bdklein
March 7th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

I was supposed to be offered the 2017, then told there was not enough, then told that I have access to a first come first served 3 pack offer starting on Wednesday. Did anyone else receive the same offer? If there’s not enough to go around, will I get kicked to the bottom of the list? The possibili...
by Bdklein
March 6th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Convert regular refrigerator to wine fridge
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Convert regular refrigerator to wine fridge

What about the humidity control aspect? Any issue?
by Bdklein
March 5th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 88
Views: 6563

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

only lists that I'm on for Cali: Bedrock Dirty and Rowdy Monte Bello Pax (but haven't ever bought from this one, can get them locally same price) Only other US lists that I'm on: Kelley Fox Patricia Green You should try out some Goodfellow :) oh yeah! I'm on the Goodfellow list as well. [snort.gif]...
by Bdklein
March 4th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 88
Views: 6563

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

I was surprisingly able to get on the Colgin mailing list this year and got offered the IX estate blend for $500/bottle with a 3 bottle limit. Any suggestions on what I should do here? For $500 a bottle for a not great year, no surprise to get an offer IMO . Does Colgin usually go for a premium in ...
by Bdklein
March 4th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Home purchase with wine cellar question
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: Home purchase with wine cellar question

Victor Hong wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 5:54 am
I would just say that you do not want the wine cellar, and then discount your bid accordingly.

Indeed, if built incorrectly, that cellar may become a pain, not a bonus.
Who are you to comment on home purchases ? I’m shocked you didn’t comment on any mortgage , too.

You feeling ok?
by Bdklein
March 2nd, 2020, 4:10 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 207
Views: 7258

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We have a little quandry. We live in the US -our younger daughter is scheduled to go to Southern Italy in early April for a school trip, and my wife and I are scheduled to go to Amsterdam for a few days during her trip. We are using Airbnb so already paid half; the balance is due in late March . An...
by Bdklein
March 1st, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 207
Views: 7258

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We have a little quandry. We live in the US -our younger daughter is scheduled to go to Southern Italy in early April for a school trip, and my wife and I are scheduled to go to Amsterdam for a few days during her trip. We are using Airbnb so already paid half; the balance is due in late March . An...
by Bdklein
March 1st, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3659

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

About 30% of the wine I ens up pouring down the sink, because it tastes so bad. I purchased the wine directly from the winery and it has been stored in offsite temp and humidity controlled storage. I just assumed that I held on to the bottles too long, but these great reviews of older bottles are c...
by Bdklein
February 29th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3659

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

Hi. I have been reading this forum for a while. A lot of times I see tasting notes of pinots from late 1990’s to early 2000’s and usually the descriptions are amazing saying that the wines are drinking late. I have started opening my wines recently from 2007-2009. These are high quality pinots like...
by Bdklein
February 29th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11376
Views: 425197

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013 Cirq Treehouse Pinot Noir
2016 Becklyn Napa ValleY Cab
by Bdklein
February 29th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3899

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Compulsive question: Your good friends from the neighborhood invite you over for casual dinner before a concert. They know you are a wine geek and they ask you to bring over some “extra nice” bottles of wine to have with their thoughtfully prepared meal. They are good cooks. The problem is that you...
by Bdklein
February 29th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 207
Views: 7258

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We rented houses on Martha's Vineyard for July and on Block Island for August. However, traveling there involves cars and ferries, not crowded planes. A guy with your means doesn’t hire private air transportation? I’m shocked . With mean, not means. In your case , are mean (some would say).
by Bdklein
February 29th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader, worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2148

Re: Schrader, worth it?

I’d suggest Maybach and MacDonald. Both are under $200 and are far superior to Schrader. Less costly to ship. No offense to TRB, but you’re paying for his name. Dh How does one get MacDonald for under $200 a bottle ? The mailing list price for several vintages was $150. Latest vintage was $175. Muc...
by Bdklein
February 29th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 207
Views: 7258

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Victor Hong wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 4:45 am
We rented houses on Martha's Vineyard for July and on Block Island for August. However, traveling there involves cars and ferries, not crowded planes.
A guy with your means doesn’t hire private air transportation? I’m shocked .
by Bdklein
February 29th, 2020, 3:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 207
Views: 7258

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We have a little quandry. We live in the US -our younger daughter is scheduled to go to Southern Italy in early April for a school trip, and my wife and I are scheduled to go to Amsterdam for a few days during her trip. We are using Airbnb so already paid half; the balance is due in late March . And...
by Bdklein
February 28th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader, worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2148

Re: Schrader, worth it?

Denny Marin wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 8:24 pm
No Napa wine is worth $250, imo.
What wines are worth $250?
by Bdklein
February 28th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader, worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2148

Re: Schrader, worth it?

Got my first offer this week for a Gorgeous 6-pack for $1350. The $200 for shipping and tax puts a sour taste in my mouth. Love TRB but are these worth the $260 a bottle? I’d suggest Maybach and MacDonald. Both are under $200 and are far superior to Schrader. Less costly to ship. No offense to TRB,...
by Bdklein
February 27th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Have any previous buyers of SC had experience with missing an allocation (maybe 2011) and still received SC offer the next vintage? I've heard that if you miss a single offering, you're off the list the following year, even if you've been a longtime buyer. You are moved to the bottom of the mailing...
by Bdklein
February 27th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

If the prices keep escalating then I see this as a wine that will lose its luster. Though a very well made wine like Harlan, once it cannot be afforded by most or most will not want to pay the tariff, then I think the trend will be over. Remember this was only suppose to be a $150/bottle several ye...
by Bdklein
February 26th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 484
Views: 44425

Re: The Cocktail Thread

My wife and her friend love a French 75. Any fans out there ?? If so, how do you normally make/order it?
by Bdklein
February 26th, 2020, 1:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Yep, sure enough, the roommate received an offer to purchase a 3L for $5K today. Unfortunately, the window to purchase opens tomorrow, so not much time to think about this. The only reason he'd purchase, would be to flip it for a profit. $5K on a restaurant servers budget... So, anyone have any adv...
by Bdklein
February 25th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

It’s bookended by better (according to the critics and those ITB).
by Bdklein
February 25th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Bdklein wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 5:11 pm
I was in the 3rd wave last year and a first time buyer . No news for me this time around .
I logged on and saw that I am getting an allocation. And got the card in the mail today
by Bdklein
February 25th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

The Mag and 3L are tough to consider on a music teacher's budget. I wonder how many folks will pass on those in an off but controversial, lower production vintage. Any Hong Kong collectors biting? I've got mine up on the Commerce Corner. Imo scarecrow is tough to consider for anyone , especially th...
by Bdklein
February 24th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 211
Views: 16173

Re: Long Island

Prime in Huntington is$40, and the wine must not be on their (very extensive) list . So you need to contact them to see if they have the same wine .
by Bdklein
February 24th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 32
Views: 3170

Re: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation

Looks like I’m good after all.
by Bdklein
February 24th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premiere Napa Valley - Previewing 2018 Napa Cabs
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Re: Premiere Napa Valley - Previewing 2018 Napa Cabs

Karen, thanks for posting .
by Bdklein
February 23rd, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

I was in the 3rd wave last year and a first time buyer . No news for me this time around .
by Bdklein
February 23rd, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premiere Napa Valley - Previewing 2018 Napa Cabs
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Re: Premiere Napa Valley - Previewing 2018 Napa Cabs

Another “vintage of the decade”!!!
by Bdklein
February 22nd, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5632

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

I was at a party recently where the hostess had a variety of low priced wines out for guests. Many different wineries, varietals, and vintages. She had a wine dispenser similar to the one shown below next to the bottles. I don't know what was in there when I arrived, but I noticed that whenever the...
by Bdklein
February 20th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 69
Views: 2831

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

I also need to buy a bottle of 71-needs to be a white (and not bubbles). Any suggestions on where to buy?? I live on Long Island in NY
by Bdklein
February 20th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver or Breckenridge wine store?
Replies: 21
Views: 735

Re: Denver or Breckenridge wine store?

Bdklein wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Any experience with Bottle Shop 33 in Denver?
Anyone??

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