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by ToddHansen
May 24th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: wine sales taxes
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: wine sales taxes

To *legally* ship alcohol, the winery needs a license for most states. The sales tax rules typically don't apply to small businesses unless they have a *nexus* in that state. In the case of wineries, that license creates a nexus, hence the sales tax.
by ToddHansen
April 28th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Longplay Wine - Quarantine Four-Packs
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Longplay Wine - Quarantine Four-Packs

Thanks for the notes, Brian and Tony. I don't typically reply to positive comments ... don't want to appear solicitous of praise ... but your words are appreciated. I love that 2015 Chardonnay - while the 2017 exhibits better balance - the '15 has a nice level of intrigue being full-bodied yet light...
by ToddHansen
April 26th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Longplay Wine - Quarantine Four-Packs
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Longplay Wine - Quarantine Four-Packs

Okay, I was thinking there must be something I can offer that might intrigue the Berserkers .... In the past, I've mostly offered up verticals on Berserker Day. So why not some horizontals? We all have our favorite vintages here in the Willamette Valley. So pick a four pack of your favorites for an ...
by ToddHansen
April 14th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: No Sparkling/Bubbles Offers??
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: No Sparkling/Bubbles Offers??

I (Longplay Wine) have a nice sparkling rose' of pinot noir. Retail is $30, but if you buy a case it will net out at $24/bottle with $1 shipping on the case with current Berserker quarantine discount. Probably part of the reason why the deals are less spectacular for the sparklings - at least in my ...
by ToddHansen
April 10th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Longplay Entering the Fray
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Longplay Entering the Fray

Did you miss a deal on Longplay Wine on Berserker Day? Do you wish you had more of one of the Longplay wines that you did order? A whole case perhaps? Or maybe just four more bottles? In the spirit of Wine Berserkers, we're lowering the bar. We've lowered the threshold for $1 shipping from six bottl...
by ToddHansen
March 2nd, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 4033

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

A couple decades ago, I had only cheap wine glasses despite being a neophyte wine lover. I just didn't know better and, hell, our furniture was mostly free stuff I found on the street or at a scratch-and-dent outlet. We were pretty much scraping by and living in a small apartment in SF. We always at...
by ToddHansen
January 31st, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Shameless Promotion: Dinner Feb 4th Palisades
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Shameless Promotion: Dinner Feb 4th Palisades

Join me at Porta Villa Palisades on Tuesday, February 4th, for dinner. Well worth the price of admission ($75+tax&tip). Generous pours of really good wine included. And I'll have a couple bottles of Hi-Tone (100 pct Wadenswil) on the side table. We had a dinner at the Beverly Hills location a couple...
by ToddHansen
January 31st, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!

SHIPPING UPDATE: Okay ... a couple of the orders for the Midwest & Texas that came in during the early access day went out along with Washington, Oregon and California (except one - needed to hunt down a bottle). Now, based on a discussion with friends at the Newberg Mailroom, it looks like a really...
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!

That was fun everybody! Great to see so many returning customers and new buyers as well. That's all for this year (unless we were working on a shipping issue). You can still buy Longplay wine at our regular, reasonable prices - and we have two club packs up that represent a great value. California, ...
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!

Mike, thanks so much for your help combining the orders into one shipment! Makes life much simpler for me and saves $$ on pesky shipping charges.
by ToddHansen
January 26th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!

Loved seeing your order, Dave! The relationship that develops between longtime customers more resembles a partnership than a series of transactions and is what makes the public-facing part of this gig rewarding. Cheers!
by ToddHansen
January 26th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!

All four wines in the Smackdown pack are among the best Longplay Wines ever. (I'm counting on reorders at full price to cover my BD11 losses.)

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by ToddHansen
January 26th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!

Todd - I'm curious to see who wins the Smackdown! I'm not going to tip my hand as to my favorite, but I'm planning to run a poll of the buyers in a few months ... curious to see the results. So if you buy the Smackdown pack, please keep notes! Thanks, Bill! I'll ship your wine on Monday. Sheila - yo...
by ToddHansen
January 13th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!

Longplaynewlookburgundy.png We own a vineyard, Lia's Vineyard, in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. We sell most of our fruit to some of Oregon's top wineries (you'll find vineyard designates from Patricia Green Cellars, J. Christopher, Biggio-Hamina, Grochau Cellars, White Rose Estate and others) but we...
by ToddHansen
November 24th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Chilean wines?
Replies: 35
Views: 1385

Re: Best Chilean wines?

When you are there you will probably find limited production wines that we never see here that are wonderful. I was there many years ago and went wine tasting in Casablanca Valley and had a great experience. Very close to Santiago. Wonderful people and decent wines (though we didn't find anything as...
by ToddHansen
August 31st, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice for flying South African wines from SA back to the US
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Advice for flying South African wines from SA back to the US

We visited a lot of wineries when we were there a bit over a decade ago, so this information might be stale, but ... the two I remember most were Thelema Mountain Vineyards which had very good Cabernet and Syrah but was most notable for the jaw-dropping scenery. Very nice people and beautiful vineya...
by ToddHansen
August 29th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Visiting Willamette wine region in October
Replies: 13
Views: 3081

Re: Visiting Willamette wine region in October

Coleen Clemens is pretty much in the middle of no where. I'd visit Chehalem on the way out and stay in McMinnville. Just as close to plenty of new world-style producers - Ken Wright, R. Stuart, Domaine Obscene, Durant, Penner-Ash, Shea, etc. The Allison (Newberg) is probably the nicest place to sta...
by ToddHansen
July 29th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 38
Views: 2192

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

All wines 2012, pinot noir, Willamette Valley appellation (or nested AVA), tasted blind with reveal at the end of each flight. Each flight had a theme, so not random. PANO.jpg All notes my own numb, very unskilled palate after tasting about 500 wines at IPNC and averaging three hours sleep over the ...
by ToddHansen
July 29th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It was 107F in Champagne today
Replies: 36
Views: 4278

Re: It was 107F in Champagne today

That is sunburn ... basically the vine, in the interest of self-preservation, has abandoned those berries and stopped providing them with water so they shrivel. I've seen it happen here in Oregon in 2015 on vines with western exposure and limited water availability on days with 100+ F temps. It is ...
by ToddHansen
July 24th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It was 107F in Champagne today
Replies: 36
Views: 4278

Re: It was 107F in Champagne today

That is sunburn ... basically the vine, in the interest of self-preservation, has abandoned those berries and stopped providing them with water so they shrivel. I've seen it happen here in Oregon in 2015 on vines with western exposure and limited water availability on days with 100+ F temps. It is a...
by ToddHansen
February 27th, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine bottles and travel questions
Replies: 19
Views: 921

Re: Wine bottles and travel questions

I usually just shove it in with my clothing in a plastic bag. We took 21 bottles back from Europe in our luggage (2 suitcases each) wrapped in clothes, and the bags were heavy, but didn't pay overweight and have never had trouble. I've seen people check cheap wine in a normal case box with a bad out...
by ToddHansen
February 24th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!
Replies: 56
Views: 2772

Re: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!

Eyrie .... Eye-ree Adelsheim ... Adels - Heim (not "sh") Domaine Serene .... rhymes with "green" (similar to Chateau St. Jean, they eschew the French pronunciation) Piper-Heidsieck ... Peeper-Hide-seek (if you want to say it French) or Piper-Hide-seek (if you want to anglicize it just a bit) Taittan...
by ToddHansen
February 22nd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?
Replies: 62
Views: 2581

Re: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?

I know you know this but do coach the hotel staff to not fill the glasses to the top! Wine training at hotels and for events is spotty at best. I think you missed the part where Merrill is being paid for the wine! ... every glass should be filled to the top until the evening ends! I would plan on 1...
by ToddHansen
February 3rd, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)
Replies: 42
Views: 2842

Re: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)

J. Christopher did an amazing job in 2012 across the board, and Oregon 2010s are mostly gorgeous with Temperance Hill having great pedigree. Note also that the Dopp Creek is an entry-level $25 Oregon pinot noir, while the Peake Ranch is circa $50-60. That's a tough gap to cross. Wine Spectator's lis...
by ToddHansen
January 28th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Re: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers

Well played, Sheila! Had been waiting on a longtime customer who had an issue due to a shopping cart error on my part! The deals are done for now, but we'll put up great offers on our store from time to time. Most West Coast orders shipped today, Rockies and Texas look good for next week (perhaps?) ...
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Re: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers

Thanks, Mark and Dave! I'm really grateful for the loyalty of so many Berserkers and Groove Club members. I do aim to make wines that can be appreciated by the wine nerds, but still be palatable for the casual consumer. The core hope is that some of those casual consumers will experience a pinot epi...
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Re: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers

Thanks Peter & Pete! Those old Wadenswil vines that produce Hi-Tone are why I do this. Each of those vines is like family to me.
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Re: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers

Thanks, Chris and Monte! Looking forward to sharing some wine with you!
by ToddHansen
January 26th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Re: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers

Thanks, Tim! The Chardonnay is really nice. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts after you try it.
by ToddHansen
January 26th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Re: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers

Thanks Rich and Ian! -> orders to the eastern half of the U.S. are going to be delayed a bit due to forecast temps in the single digits dipping south to St. Louis next week ... brrr ...
by ToddHansen
January 23rd, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers

Yes we do!! And the Berserkers love us, too! We own a vineyard, Lia’s Vineyard, in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. We sell most of our fruit to some of Oregon's top wineries. You'll find Lia's Vineyard fruit in wines from Patricia Green Cellars, Biggio-Hamina, Grochau Cellars, Gypsy Dancer Estate, J. Ch...
by ToddHansen
August 5th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another corked bottle gripe
Replies: 36
Views: 1498

Another corked bottle gripe

I typically Coravin a half-teaspoon from older bottles before I take them out for BYO or to dinner at friends' homes. Going forward, I expect a zero TCA rate with the automatically inspected, certified corks. I've been using them since they became available to me in 2015. More and more of the winema...
by ToddHansen
April 27th, 2018, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Pros/Cons of becoming a distributor
Replies: 20
Views: 2395

Pros/Cons of becoming a distributor

I found South Carolina one of the more annoying states to work with as a producer, so there's that side of it. I left the state a couple years ago, partly due to mandatory monthly paper reports whether you make a shipment or not, required hard copies of bills of lading and invoice sent to the state ...
by ToddHansen
March 17th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Syrah in Pinot Noir
Replies: 24
Views: 3372

Syrah in Pinot Noir

What does the law say about disclosing the amount of syrah? If it's 51% pinot noir can they just call it pinot noir? I'm asking about U.S. law. U.S. law requires minimum 75 percent for varietal labeling and 85 percent for AVA labeling. Oregon has stricter labeling laws for most varietal labeling, r...
by ToddHansen
February 14th, 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: We are thinking of spending a few nights in Nice, France
Replies: 15
Views: 735

We are thinking of spending a few nights in Nice, France

La Reserve de Beaulieu, just a couple kms from Nice toward Monaco. It is very old world luxury and surprising reasonable prices on booking sites. Great restaurant when we were there a few years ago. Beaulieu is small but you can catch or cab a train to anywhere in the area easily and quickly. http:/...
by ToddHansen
February 5th, 2018, 12:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excellent Phylloxera article
Replies: 30
Views: 1226

Excellent Phylloxera article

I believe that own rooted vines will yield different results. Roots have a great effect on the whole plant. But the belief that they are "better" is where the romance comes in. Except one must consider that over many centuries when the monks and vignerons were selecting the plant material to propag...
by ToddHansen
January 31st, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 142
Views: 10487

Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Tim Wilson wrote:Long Play. Definitely worth a visit.
Thanks for the mention, Tim! Your wines are great, too. [cheers.gif]
by ToddHansen
January 28th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Producers to Check Out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1386

Willamette Producers to Check Out?

Jason,
You might want to stop by Longplay in Newberg (disclosure - I'm closely affiliated). I'm pretty flexible regarding hours (just call or text) and what wines I can open (I have about 30 different wines from 7 vintages in the tasting room). We probably can find a wine you'll like.
- Todd
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2018, 9:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!

Thanks everybody for your support! Feel free to contact me with questions on shipping or the wines.
If you didn't get your order in let me know and I'll take care of you, but I'm taking the offer down from public view. Cheers!
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!

Todd, I am going to pick up from a few others out that way. I'm pretty much retired now, so a mid day drive on a nice day gives me a purpose in life. And if I bring back a few white wines, I get a few less of "you have to much wine comments". [cheers.gif] I'm open 7 days a week for Berserkers, so j...
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!

Sorry to see no NJ on the shipping list. Hi Matt (and other Garden State Berserkers), Just send me an email with what you'd like to order. I'll check with my shipping service that I use for California and see if they can ship to New Jersey and I'll let you know one way or the other. If they can I'l...
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!

Todd, the online shop doesn't accept my password and changing is unclear. Any way in for the 6 Chards and 6 PNs. I can pick up on the way to or through Newberg. Hi Dennis, Just make a new password? Not sure what is going on, but to be honest when I buy from myself (which I do from time to time, bel...
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!

Sorry to see no NJ on the shipping list. Hi Matt (and other Garden State Berserkers), Just send me an email with what you'd like to order. I'll check with my shipping service that I use for California and see if they can ship to New Jersey and I'll let you know one way or the other. If they can I'l...
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!

Todd, the online shop doesn't accept my password and changing is unclear. Any way in for the 6 Chards and 6 PNs. I can pick up on the way to or through Newberg. Hi Dennis, Just make a new password? Not sure what is going on, but to be honest when I buy from myself (which I do from time to time, bel...
by ToddHansen
January 18th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rookie Question about Veuve
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Rookie Question about Veuve

Levi had Peter Liem as a guest a few months ago. Liem seemed to argue that the NV stuff really isn't intended to age much after disgorging, but he talks about the aging profiles and how that affects perception of the wines. His point was that the wines are designed to be balanced on release and that...
by ToddHansen
January 9th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!

http://longplaywine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Longplaynewlooksmaller.png We own a vineyard, Lia’s Vineyard, in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. We sell most of our fruit to some of Oregon's top wineries (Patricia Green Cellars, J. Christopher, White Rose Estate, Grochau Cellars, and several others)...

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