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by Bdklein
January 19th, 2022, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here come the save the dates......
Replies: 53
Views: 3692

Re: Here come the save the dates......

^^ No biggie was just clarifying.
I got email today for the offer being available next Wednesday .
by Bdklein
January 19th, 2022, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here come the save the dates......
Replies: 53
Views: 3692

Re: Here come the save the dates......

Yes timing was off as the delayed it. Next Tuesday. GTS but no NLS this year My email reads as follows: You can expect to receive your Save The Date email the week of January 17th and to receive your Offering email, which will include the link to your 2022 allocation, the week of January 24th. Gues...
by Bdklein
January 18th, 2022, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here come the save the dates......
Replies: 53
Views: 3692

Re: Here come the save the dates......

Seaver next week You sure?? Check your email ?? Yes timing was off as the delayed it. Next Tuesday. GTS but no NLS this year My email reads as follows: You can expect to receive your Save The Date email the week of January 17th and to receive your Offering email, which will include the link to your...
by Bdklein
January 18th, 2022, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 48
Views: 1837

Re: TN: 2017 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Hopefully locals! Can you imagine going there and ordering Caymus with all the other discoveries on the list. Except some people here on WB don’t have that kind of money. Or say they don’t and cry poverty and buy Davenport. Or maybe they are wasting their money on Porsches. Or all the above? Or the...
by Bdklein
January 18th, 2022, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here come the save the dates......
Replies: 53
Views: 3692

Re: Here come the save the dates......

David Baum wrote: January 13th, 2022, 11:44 am Seaver next week


You sure?? Check your email ??
by Bdklein
January 18th, 2022, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 48
Views: 1837

Re: TN: 2017 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

If I’m at a business dinner and it’s Caymus or Silver Oak, I’m taking Silver Oak every time. Now, thankfully most places I have business dinners have much more on the wine list to avoid either. :) I was at Bern's last month and there was quite a bit of Caymus being served there.... Hopefully locals...
by Bdklein
January 18th, 2022, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 48
Views: 1837

Re: TN: 2017 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

If I’m at a business dinner and it’s Caymus or Silver Oak, I’m taking Silver Oak every time. Now, thankfully most places I have business dinners have much more on the wine list to avoid either. :) I was at Bern's last month and there was quite a bit of Caymus being served there.... That is always s...
by Bdklein
January 18th, 2022, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite East Coast Wine Site/Shop
Replies: 34
Views: 1478

Re: Favorite East Coast Wine Site/Shop

Williston Park Wine & Spirits, my local wine shop, has a small, eclectic, well-chosen collection which is very competitively priced, especially by Long Island wine desert standards. The owner is a recovering Sommelier who, as I've said before, must have made a wrong turn on his way to Brooklyn....
by Bdklein
January 15th, 2022, 10:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?
Replies: 78
Views: 3331

Re: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?

So we may have to replace our granite countertops due to a kitchen flood and subsequent remodel . Our house is not a showcase house and we don't plan on being in the house for too many more years (5-10 tops). So resale will be a key driver to the decision on color, material, style, etc. So bumping t...
by Bdklein
January 9th, 2022, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews
Replies: 252
Views: 16567

Re: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews

I was also taken aback by his review of the Cade Cabernet. LPB also seemed to indicate this wine had smoke taint.....Why do these wineries keep pushing out wines with smoke taint. simple the average consumer buys every vintage based on the winery. They will sip and swallow and will think it is grea...
by Bdklein
January 8th, 2022, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews
Replies: 252
Views: 16567

Re: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews

Myriad and Quivet did not fare well with their scores That's certainly interesting. The 2019 Quivet LPV was one of the best wines I tried last year. CT notes for many of the Myriad/Quivet Beckstoffer vineyard bottlings suggest the exact opposite of Galloni's view. I normally trust Galloni, so not s...
by Bdklein
January 2nd, 2022, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

I have no clue of/for the reasons, but I'm hoping that this not an omen for 2022.
by Bdklein
December 31st, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Advice: To be a snob or hold my tongue?
Replies: 56
Views: 2706

Re: Seeking Advice: To be a snob or hold my tongue?

Both. Bring your own wine and keep your mouth shut .
by Bdklein
December 31st, 2021, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.
Replies: 322
Views: 17853

Re: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.

So if I see 2020's on the shelves in future years, should I characterize them the same was many here look at the 2011 Napa Cabernets? What about 2017's? I'm happy with the 2011's and 2017's that I own. They're from better winemakers. N.B. I wrote this as Andrew was posting. Dan Dan, would you rathe...
by Bdklein
December 31st, 2021, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.
Replies: 322
Views: 17853

Re: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.

So if I see 2020's on the shelves in future years, should I characterize them the same was many here look at the 2011 Napa Cabernets? What about 2017's? I'm happy with the 2011's and 2017's that I own. They're from better winemakers. N.B. I wrote this as Andrew was posting. Dan Dan, would you rathe...
by Bdklein
December 30th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines That You Have Stopped Buying Because Of Cost?
Replies: 108
Views: 4694

Re: Wines That You Have Stopped Buying Because Of Cost?

Cirq-nice wine but wasn't worth the $-especially when it moved from SVD to a blend.
by Bdklein
December 30th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about online sites and sales tax
Replies: 28
Views: 1101

Re: Question about online sites and sales tax

Is there any particular reason why some sites (Last Bottle, First Bottle) charge me sales tax when i order and ship to Massachusetts but some (WTSO, DN) don’t? Just curious. Some out of state retailers have an obligation to pay sales tax on MA internet sales and others don’t. So it could be that th...
by Bdklein
December 30th, 2021, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bucket List Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1410

Re: Bucket List Restaurant

Dan Hammer wrote: December 30th, 2021, 9:49 am
Bdklein wrote: December 29th, 2021, 1:28 pm Crossed one off the list last night :

L & B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn, NY.
Hope you had the Sicilian. The regular slice isn't anything to talk about.

We did (amongst other stuff).
by Bdklein
December 29th, 2021, 1:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bucket List Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1410

Re: Bucket List Restaurant

Crossed one off the list last night :

L & B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn, NY.
by Bdklein
December 29th, 2021, 7:37 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Please ignore till we fix this
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Please ignore till we fix this

Say what ???
by Bdklein
December 27th, 2021, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA-60 Minutes Tonight -Segment on the Influence of Climate Change on Wines/Vineyards
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: PSA-60 Minutes Tonight -Segment on the Influence of Climate Change on Wines/Vineyards

Chris Seiber wrote: December 26th, 2021, 7:57 pm Can’t remember the last time I heard mention of 60 Minutes. I guess it’s still around.
It's not must see TV, but every now and again they have a good segment . Like this one.
by Bdklein
December 23rd, 2021, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Babysitting services in Napa?
Replies: 18
Views: 1167

Re: Babysitting services in Napa?

Lots of Benadryl.
And get this out of Wine Talk .
by Bdklein
December 21st, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your current oldest bottle in inventory?
Replies: 146
Views: 4799

Re: What is your current oldest bottle in inventory?

A bunch of 2012 Napa Cabs .
by Bdklein
December 18th, 2021, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13828
Views: 602868

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Rivers MArie Silver Eagle Pinot Noir
2014 Immortal Slope Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon
by Bdklein
December 15th, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: nyc outdoor dining
Replies: 37
Views: 1327

Re: nyc outdoor dining

mark rudner wrote: December 15th, 2021, 7:34 am have some friends coming into town unvaxed
assuming we can still eat if we stay outside
any recc's in manhattan
not really concerned with neighborhood
figured we'd get to thai diner and charlie bird
looking for a few other spots
tia
I guess that's what is meant by eat at your own risk .
by Bdklein
December 12th, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13828
Views: 602868

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

We opened up these 3 last night.

2016 Colgin Jubilation Napa Valley
2012 Horsepower Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard
2018 Borgogno Riesling from Italy
by Bdklein
December 12th, 2021, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Need Advice

Stop blaming the dog.
by Bdklein
December 10th, 2021, 2:56 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 764
Views: 97378

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Hearth will do $250 flat cork/no wine service but fixed menu for all parties Ammos Estiatorio has no corkage Saturdays (!) A few places I called have increased cork fees or eliminated corkage policies... I hope this is not a post-COVID trend Ammos no corkage fee on Mondays and Saturday, as long as ...
by Bdklein
December 10th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most polarizing wine-related discussion topics?
Replies: 81
Views: 2894

Re: Most polarizing wine-related discussion topics?

Recent bottles of Caymus are ...
What's the deal with Orin Swift (only if you're JG)
by Bdklein
December 9th, 2021, 12:24 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 764
Views: 97378

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Any suggestions for west side midtown or UWS ? Party of 6 for this Saturday night Call Nice Matin to check corkage. biricchino 28th & 8th $25 Thanks. We are going to a place on the UWS where corkage is $35-my (local) friends go there . Will give some details after we go-don't want Victor showin...
by Bdklein
December 7th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 764
Views: 97378

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Victor Hong wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:41 am
Bdklein wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:09 am Any suggestions for west side midtown or UWS ? Party of 6 for this Saturday night
Red Farm. Good but expensive.
Put it on your tab? I'm like the son you never had .
by Bdklein
December 7th, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 764
Views: 97378

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Any suggestions for west side midtown or UWS ? Party of 6 for this Saturday night
by Bdklein
December 5th, 2021, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Visits for Non-Wine Nerds?
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: Napa Visits for Non-Wine Nerds?

Schramsberg-Good for a non wine nerd .
by Bdklein
December 4th, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Animal Farm Butter For Sale
Replies: 46
Views: 3606

Re: Animal Farm Butter For Sale

4 sticks are good.
2 sticks are bad ???
by Bdklein
December 3rd, 2021, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine inflation; share some of your price:value winners in the cellar
Replies: 110
Views: 6266

Re: Wine inflation; share some of your price:value winners in the cellar

Not sure what the point of the OP is. Should I brag about a 1:10,000 appreciation on paper or just the 2800% appreciation on a wine I no longer own? Should the extreme "profits" be correlated with other cellar losses of similar magnitude? Is the issue about making $$, being lucky to get i...
by Bdklein
December 3rd, 2021, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine inflation; share some of your price:value winners in the cellar
Replies: 110
Views: 6266

Re: Wine inflation; share some of your price:value winners in the cellar

John Walter wrote: December 3rd, 2021, 2:45 am 2000 Lafite, Latour, Margaux, $200, birth year wines for my daughter. She took possession this year on her 21st birthday. I told her to sell half, keep the other half.
That's a nice dad! What's the approx average value per bottle? I'm not knowledgeable on BDX.
by Bdklein
December 2nd, 2021, 1:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Minneapolis I Nonni Tasting This Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Minneapolis I Nonni Tasting This Sunday

Any Orin Swift (Sorry I couldn't help it)??
by Bdklein
November 28th, 2021, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have Hated
Replies: 228
Views: 9680

Re: Wines you have Hated

K N Haque wrote: November 28th, 2021, 9:19 pm
Bdklein wrote: November 28th, 2021, 9:12 pm JJ Prum Reisling. Only had 1 bottle/variety, and just not for me .
I hate Reisling, too. But I LOVE Riesling! [cheers.gif]
Spelling, schmelling. Lol
by Bdklein
November 28th, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have Hated
Replies: 228
Views: 9680

Re: Wines you have Hated

JJ Prum Reisling. Only had 1 bottle/variety, and just not for me .

2012 Caymus Cabernet .

Sweet dessert wines
by Bdklein
November 26th, 2021, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Schramsberg J Schram 2009- Thanksgiving wine
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: TN Schramsberg J Schram 2009- Thanksgiving wine

Thx for the note. We have visited Schramsberg, and over the years have bought multiple bottles/varieties locally, including a bottle of J Schram (which was awesome).
by Bdklein
November 25th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I Know Drinking Windows are Subjective But ...
Replies: 38
Views: 1962

Re: I Know Drinking Windows are Subjective But ...

Thx Sherri and all, and happy Thanksgiving to you all who celebrate. I guess a drinking window is too subjective, but some additional info such as can be drunk upon release, the wine could really benefit from some cellaring, it has the stuffing to go decades and should be held a couple of years prio...
by Bdklein
November 25th, 2021, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I Know Drinking Windows are Subjective But ...
Replies: 38
Views: 1962

I Know Drinking Windows are Subjective But ...

I wish more wineries would put that info on their website or provide some insert in their shipment. Some do (and update the info), and thanks to them . Yes critics and CT help, but it would be in the wineries best interest to do so. Anybody disagree? What triggered my thought is do I bring/open a 20...
by Bdklein
November 24th, 2021, 2:17 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 605
Views: 44059

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

IMG_20211124_112824349_HDR.jpg IMG_20211124_112834746_HDR.jpg Mission almost accomplished. Wire, drip hose, vines and end posts are out of the ground of this 1983 planting of AXR Chard. We did this all in house. Gonna let the vines dry out for a few months so that they'll be a bit lighter to handle...
by Bdklein
November 22nd, 2021, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Matt is a good guy
Replies: 426
Views: 18977

Re: Matt is a good guy

Hell of a first post !!!
by Bdklein
November 22nd, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Matt is a good guy
Replies: 426
Views: 18977

Re: Costco gave extra wine

Philip N. Jones wrote: November 19th, 2021, 6:47 pm Pay for the bottle. Take the high road.
Pay for Wine Berserkers. Take the high road .
by Bdklein
November 21st, 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Matt is a good guy
Replies: 426
Views: 18977

Re: Costco gave extra wine

Yes, let’s keep this going, telling ourselves how great we are to rip off a large corporation, and how unscrupulous large corporations are. Yes, we can convince ourselves of anything! Next, let’s remember to teach these same principles to our children. The spirit of the holidays is alive and well! ...
by Bdklein
November 21st, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Won’t be flying United anytime soon…
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Re: Won’t be flying United anytime soon…

Delta is better -for now anyway .

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