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by Bdklein
January 15th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 16023

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

I have bought several times over the years -Pinot and Cab- and the offer emails have never made it to my Inbox . The order confirmations do. Have you had TRB cabs in similar price ranges and any comparisons? I've got a bunch of Mending Wall, but haven't had his Rivers Marie label cabs. Nope , but p...
by Bdklein
January 15th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 16023

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

It's weird, I signed up for their mailing list early in 2019, plus some friends who know Will Segui have reached out to him at least on two occasions to make an introduction. And on their website, I show being signed up. But I've never gotten any offer or other email from them. It'll be interesting...
by Bdklein
January 15th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB 2017 release - Screaming EAgle & LTB 2017 Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1809

Re: LTB 2017 release - Screaming EAgle & LTB 2017 Scarecrow

jordan whitehead wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Bdklein wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 6:13 pm
jordan whitehead wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 8:57 pm
[rofl.gif]
What’s your point ?
"Ask around, we make the transaction easy,
no delay, no hassle,"
He did for me-as others have stated the same in the Feedback section.
by Bdklein
January 14th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB 2017 release - Screaming EAgle & LTB 2017 Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1809

Re: LTB 2017 release - Screaming EAgle & LTB 2017 Scarecrow

jordan whitehead wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 8:57 pm
[rofl.gif]
What’s your point ?
by Bdklein
January 14th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 33
Views: 2445

Re: Myriad Down?

mattcitrang wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 9:42 am
This is embarrassing for Myriad I'm sure.
Embarrassing? Shit happens .
by Bdklein
January 13th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 16023

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Isn’t it the same every year? Third Tuesday in January ? Or something like that ?
by Bdklein
January 11th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic
Replies: 39
Views: 3863

Re: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic

Rich Brown wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Who's the winemaker? I have no experience with EMH but I feel like Merrill has regularly touted being a 1-person operation and doing everything herself.
Possible uh-oh coming up.
by Bdklein
January 1st, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hard season in Paris.
Replies: 21
Views: 1755

Re: Hard season in Paris.

My wife and daughter seem to be having no logistical issues
by Bdklein
December 30th, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hard season in Paris.
Replies: 21
Views: 1755

Re: Hard season in Paris.

My wife and daughter are in Paris for a 6 day stay-so far no issues for the first 2 days. We did get a car service for a flat rate to/from airport to help alleviate any logistical issues .
by Bdklein
December 29th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21938

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Jeremy C wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 5:32 pm
How are you guys pulling these corks? Durand, or standard corkscrew?
I used an Ah So for the first time. The cork broke. When I tried to continue to use it, the cork started to go down into the bottle . I then switched to a regular corkscrew to remove the cork.
by Bdklein
December 29th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21938

Re: Ravenswood library offer

1992 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Gregory Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (12/28/2019) What a beautiful wine. 1 bottle consumed at Christmas dinner and another 3 days later (it isn't getting any better, enjoy now!). This is drinking beautifully. After 30 minutes open it ha...
by Bdklein
December 29th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6454

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Yeah I think Scarecrow is releasing the 2017
by Bdklein
December 29th, 2019, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6454

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Alex N wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Scarecrow
Tynan
Alban
Ultramarine
Kinsman
Drinkward
Not for cellaring - Aged BDX from the local wine store and misc from local wineries.
Maybe fork out for a case of Merry Edwards SB.
Are we sure Scarecrow is releasing their 2017?
by Bdklein
December 28th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6454

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

MacDonald and SQN and Screaming Eagle , if allocated .
by Bdklein
December 25th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere
Replies: 52
Views: 2292

Re: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere

Chris Freemott wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 8:09 am
Thank you for that read Dan. And my condolences on the loss of your friend. What a wonderful life.
+1
by Bdklein
December 23rd, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.

I took my younger daughter around 2013 and we stayed on a houseboat somewhere near the Prinsengracht station, roughly south central. We were able to walk to museums and restaurants. I think you’ll enjoy the houseboat. We went in February and the lodging was plenty warm, so I don’t expect there will...
by Bdklein
December 23rd, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 5:18 pm
Agree with Neal re: talking to Blake. Was a shame we never caught up over there.

At minimum, check out his "Musings From Amsterdam" thread (I believe that's the title).
Thanks

And I did read it, as stated in my original post.
by Bdklein
December 23rd, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: When to Book Airfare ???
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: When to Book Airfare ???

A few weeks ago, Delta had a flash sale JFK / LHR for 20,000 miles roundtrip. I just checked March 29 - April 10, and see 22,000 mile roundtrip coach tickets. That's a good redemption. From LHR, you can find cheap (?) transportation to AMS. JFK/AMS runs about 30,000 miles on the same dates. April 5...
by Bdklein
December 23rd, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.

Hope you will enjoy it! A'dam is famous in Europe for being one of the most overpriced hotel markets. But on the other hand, there is a lot to see! And April should be perfect: decent weather and just before the tourist invasion. 2 restaurants with good wine lists I recall are: Rijsel and Café de K...
by Bdklein
December 23rd, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.

Wife and I are planning on going to Amsterdam in early April for 4 nights (including a weekend) . Looking for advice for both where to stay (what part of city) and what type of lodging (hotel, apartment, houseboat?). I’m thinking not a hotel ( like the idea of more than just a bedroom ,and don’t th...
by Bdklein
December 22nd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: When to Book Airfare ???
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: When to Book Airfare ???

A few weeks ago, Delta had a flash sale JFK / LHR for 20,000 miles roundtrip. I just checked March 29 - April 10, and see 22,000 mile roundtrip coach tickets. That's a good redemption. From LHR, you can find cheap (?) transportation to AMS. JFK/AMS runs about 30,000 miles on the same dates. April 5...
by Bdklein
December 22nd, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 9:56 am
Bruce you should PM Blake Brown. He's in Amsterdam every year for an extended stay. I suspect he knows more about the city than anyone here (unless there are any natives)
Thanks Neal. Hoping 2020 is a good/better year for you .
by Bdklein
December 22nd, 2019, 2:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.

Wife and I are planning on going to Amsterdam in early April for 4 nights (including a weekend) . Looking for advice for both where to stay (what part of city) and what type of lodging (hotel, apartment, houseboat?). I’m thinking not a hotel ( like the idea of more than just a bedroom ,and don’t thi...
by Bdklein
December 21st, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: When to Book Airfare ???
Replies: 7
Views: 599

When to Book Airfare ???

Any suggestions on how to try to guess/figure out/learn when is best/good time to book airfare in order to get a good/fair deal? I know there’s no crystal ball, but I assume someone has some insight or can recommend some sort of app or website that tracks such info . I haven’t been able to properly ...
by Bdklein
December 17th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine of the Month Club
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Wine of the Month Club

Correction . My wife is not getting one for someone. She’s asking for a friend . I feel better .
by Bdklein
December 17th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine of the Month Club
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Wine of the Month Club

My wife wants to get someone a “Wine of the Month Club” subscription in the US . She knows nothing of the person wine likes/dislikes-but will try to find out . Any recommended places to check? Doesn’t make sense to me , but just going along for the ride .
by Bdklein
December 8th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I’m afraid to try these !!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: I’m afraid to try these !!!!

Kelly Walker wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 11:30 am
I would love to try. I am an extreme heat freak. Been eating ghost pepper cheese. Not for the faint. Looking forward to my first batch of reaper pickled eggs that are about ready. 🔥
If you’re ever in the NY area ... .

I stick to the hot and spicy, and horseradish.
by Bdklein
December 8th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I’m afraid to try these !!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 600

I’m afraid to try these !!!!

Not sure if they would burn more on the way in or the way out .
by Bdklein
December 7th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 531
Views: 55207

Re: Official WTSO thread

cjsadler wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 10:30 am
mattcitrang wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 9:30 am
This is up again - Grand Cru Rosé Champagne NV Nicolas Maillart $29.99 free ship on 3 or more.
Anyone popped one of these? Seems like a great deal.
We have and liked it. Would repurchase.
by Bdklein
November 30th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 207
Views: 13949

Re: Long Island

Great! These works perfectly and 3 out of 4 are open. Pace's has free 1st bottle corkage fee. After 1st it is $25 with no bottle limit. Let me know how it goes. Have eaten at 3 of 4 and they are good IMO (not Insignia). Went to Pace's. Food was good. Had a table in the lounge area because no space ...
by Bdklein
November 30th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 1736

Re: time to talk turkey

This is my bird . 32 pounds .Got it from a local butcher shop that we use . First time getting a full turkey from them (did get do a half spatchcock turkey earlier this year that was great). Turkey is organic , free range, and not frozen. From Amish country in Pennsylvania . Put onion , orange, and...
by Bdklein
November 28th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21938

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Sh@n A wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 9:00 am
For those that were unable to participate, I can trim a couple bottles at my cost to you. For pick up in NYC or I can ship to you (on your label/at your cost, at least 3 bottles). PM me if interested. Offer valid till this weekend!
Nice gesture !!
by Bdklein
November 28th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 1736

Re: time to talk turkey

This is my bird . 32 pounds .Got it from a local butcher shop that we use . First time getting a full turkey from them (did get do a half spatchcock turkey earlier this year that was great). Turkey is organic , free range, and not frozen. From Amish country in Pennsylvania . Put onion , orange, and ...
by Bdklein
November 27th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 43
Views: 1931

Re: Scrambled eggs

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Any recommendations on how to spice up scrambled eggs?
Habanero peppers .
by Bdklein
November 27th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 207
Views: 13949

Re: Long Island

Great! These works perfectly and 3 out of 4 are open. Pace's has free 1st bottle corkage fee. After 1st it is $25 with no bottle limit. Let me know how it goes. Have eaten at 3 of 4 and they are good IMO (not Insignia). When you say not Insignia, are you saying that you havent eaten there or Insign...
by Bdklein
November 27th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 207
Views: 13949

Re: Long Island

Any recommendations near or around Exit 57 off the LIE/Hauppauge area that will be open for Thanksgiving? Not sure who is open nor BYO: Mario (Italian) Pace’s (Steakhouse) Insignia (Steakhouse, and Sushi?) Cirio’s (Italian) Great! These works perfectly and 3 out of 4 are open. Pace's has free 1st b...
by Bdklein
November 27th, 2019, 3:10 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 207
Views: 13949

Re: Long Island

YLee wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Any recommendations near or around Exit 57 off the LIE/Hauppauge area that will be open for Thanksgiving?
Not sure who is open nor BYO:

Mario (Italian)
Pace’s (Steakhouse)
Insignia (Steakhouse, and Sushi?)
Cirio’s (Italian)
by Bdklein
November 23rd, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21938

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Can you see the hazy particles through a dark bottle ??
by Bdklein
November 22nd, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21938

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I bought a couple of Cab blends from the early 90s. Thoughts on decanting? I’ve never opened wine more than 8 years old or so .
by Bdklein
November 15th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21938

Re: Ravenswood library offer

So mine is en route . I live in NY
by Bdklein
November 14th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 67
Views: 7732

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Anybody buying?
by Bdklein
November 14th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21938

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Anybody have any information regarding the shipping of their orders ?
by Bdklein
November 10th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opening wines before reaching restaurant
Replies: 70
Views: 2612

Re: Opening wines before reaching restaurant

I have never done it and if I owned a restaurant I wouldn’t allow it.
by Bdklein
October 30th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: has anyone tried the 2017 Lewellings?
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: has anyone tried the 2017 Lewellings?

Jeff; We visited recently and tasted the 2016 and 2015 vintages. We didn’t try the 2017 but to me it is a no brainer. The Lewelling wines are, in my opinion, one of the premier “bargains” in all of Napa plus the Wight’s are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Cheers! Marshall How were the 15...
by Bdklein
October 28th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2961

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

David Baum wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 7:23 pm
....,Your not wrong ....
You’re wrong.
by Bdklein
October 27th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2961

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

David Baum wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 4:58 pm
I still don't get any of this. I'd grab the picture my daughter drew in First grade. Wine? Really?
That’s not the question . Would it make you feel better if the question was “ you need to give away all your wine except for 1 bottle”?
by Bdklein
October 27th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2961

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

I would grab a 2012 GTS Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes grown on Tom Seaver’s (great baseball pitcher , primarily for the New York Mets) Diamond Mountain property in Napa County. I’ve bought a few vintages over the years and this is the only one I have left . Hoping to drink it when the Mets win a World ...
by Bdklein
October 25th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19598

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

PeterH wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Just an FYI, it is tract houses, single track. We all get what you mean, though.
And it’s lightning , not lightening , now that we are in the correction mode . Have seen that a few times .
by Bdklein
October 18th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 10699

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

mike pobega wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 3:38 am
No criticism, just a comment.
Me too. Wasn’t intended as a criticism. All good .

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