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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: 717

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 Forum
Topic: Visiting Willamette wine region in October
Replies: 7
Views: 935

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: 37
Views: 1838

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: 4219

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: 4219

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: 848

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: 2608

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: 2395

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: 2698

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: 1494

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: 1494

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: 1494

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: 1494

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: 1494

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: 1494

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: 1494

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: 1483

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: 2032

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: 2960

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 Forum
Topic: We are thinking of spending a few nights in Nice, France
Replies: 15
Views: 664

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: 1198

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: 130
Views: 7861

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: 1170

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: 1250

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: 1250

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: 1250

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: 1250

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: 1250

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: 1250

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: 1023

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: 1250

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)...
by ToddHansen
December 26th, 2017, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef
Replies: 35
Views: 1795

How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef

I would go with a dry liter of Austrian gruner - you want something refreshing, cleansing, and glupable. Had gruner the other evening at Han Oak (with their accessible spin on Kalbi ribs) and it worked okay, but they served a German gruner that wasn't as dry as I would've liked. (I've been married t...
by ToddHansen
February 2nd, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $___ +$1 S&H!
Replies: 21
Views: 2355

Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $___ +$1 S&H!

Thanks Todd, received my sampler yesterday. Already inventoried and added into cellar tracker.... Sean Thanks for the order, Sean! Everybody on the West Coast should have their wine by Friday. Right now I'm thinking I'll sit on the rest of these orders for another week - single digits along some of...
by ToddHansen
January 29th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $___ +$1 S&H!
Replies: 21
Views: 2355

Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $120 +$1 S&H!

Thanks for the orders and support, Berserkers! Dropped off Friday's shipments for western half of the country yesterday - most should go out on Monday, but some will be held due to cold weather in the Rockies. Will do another drop on Tuesday for western states and then probably Thursday for Midwest ...
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2017, 12:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $___ +$1 S&H!
Replies: 21
Views: 2355

Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $120 +$1 S&H!

Offer is back up - it went down due to programmer error (me!) .. sorry for any confusion.

Thanks, Matt, for making the effort to call and bring the error to my attention.
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $___ +$1 S&H!
Replies: 21
Views: 2355

Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $120 +$1 S&H!

PM sent as the site would not accept my PW. Dennis - didn't see the PM ... maybe try the California link as no sales tax/compliance issues for Oregon? Offer still stands for you in any case! I'll keep the offer on the site(s) through the weekend. Trying to ship out as many as I can on Monday, weath...
by ToddHansen
January 27th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $___ +$1 S&H!
Replies: 21
Views: 2355

Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $120 +$1 S&H!

All worked out - thanks for the order, Bill!
by ToddHansen
January 4th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $___ +$1 S&H!
Replies: 21
Views: 2355

Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $___ +$1 S&H!

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)...
by ToddHansen
June 21st, 2016, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Familiar Blanc
Replies: 6
Views: 537

TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Familiar Blanc

+1
Yep, one of my favorite summer whites for gulping. It is refreshing and just super delicious. Nothing more to add.
by ToddHansen
June 19th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What I Hate About Oregon Wine - Gripes from a Fan
Replies: 73
Views: 5298

What I Hate About Oregon Wine - Gripes from a Fan

How many unsold 2011 pinots do YOU have left in inventory? Hi Bob - you have tangentially touched upon one of MY personal pet peeves about Oregon pinot noir! There seems to be this pissing contest to see who can sell out of a vintage the fastest - the attitude seems to be, "If you still have the 20...
by ToddHansen
May 3rd, 2016, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will This Madness End: Wind as Part of Terroir
Replies: 117
Views: 3114

When Will This Madness End: Wind as Part of Terroir

Maybe we could ask a grape grower if wind helps reduce moisture accumulation on the grapes or helps prevent mildew in the clusters. I agree with everything Marcus said. Exposure and prevailing winds play a significant role in disease prevention. This is one element in why some sites lend themselves...
by ToddHansen
April 29th, 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Figgins Toil Oregon 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2389

Figgins Toil Oregon 2013

....I would welcome buyers from the north to come and purchase my fruit! Not intending to drift the topic too much, but I'm a bit disturbed by the provincial attitude here... Is it common to ship Pinot grapes hundreds of miles to be made in to wine? It clearly happens with Cab and other "more robus...
by ToddHansen
April 29th, 2016, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Figgins Toil Oregon 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2389

Figgins Toil Oregon 2013

Never having visited a winery in Oregon nor Washington, I find the territoriality (?) interesting. What if a winemaker of Pinot from New York came out to make wine in Oregon - would he/she also be shunned? Of course, Drouhin is not from that area originally - then again, neither is anyone else (unl...
by ToddHansen
January 29th, 2016, 4:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Longplay Wine ...'12 vs '13
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Longplay Wine ...'12 vs '13

Berserker Day is ended but there are always some rockin' deals on the Longplay website! (If I sold at BD prices all the time I wouldn't be able to keep the lights on.) Be sure to stop by and see us in Newberg if you are in the area and don't be afraid to order year-round from our website (that's why...
by ToddHansen
January 28th, 2016, 9:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Longplay Wine ...'12 vs '13
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Longplay Wine ...'12 vs '13

It is looking like we might hit single digits in parts of the Midwest next week, so I'm planning to hold shipments east of the Rockies until temps warm up a bit. California, Washington and Arizona orders will ship on Monday. (A couple preview orders will go out today and hopefully beat the cold.) I ...
by ToddHansen
January 7th, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Longplay Wine ...'12 vs '13
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Longplay Wine ...'12 vs '13

http://longplaywines.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/lptitle.png We own a vineyard, Lia's Vineyard, in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. While we sell most of our fruit to some of Oregon's top wineries, we keep a little bit for ourselves. We make "grower pinot noir" - wines crafted with minimal interventi...
by ToddHansen
December 7th, 2015, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Longplay Pinot Noir Jory Bench Reserve Lia's Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 450

TN: 2010 Longplay Pinot Noir Jory Bench Reserve Lia's Vineyard

Ron, I don't think I've gotten barrel notes on Todd's wines, but I'll pay attention next time. Maybe Todd will pipe up with barrel regimen details. Michael Thanks for the detailed tasting note(s), Dennis. The 2010 reserve was 26.24 percent new oak (higher than my usual target - typically 20 percent...
by ToddHansen
October 7th, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Timothy Malone Wines Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 4
Views: 264

TN: 2012 Timothy Malone Wines Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

I believe Tim's wines are mostly sold locally (e.g., New Seasons and online through Avalon/NW Wines). He transitioned out of J. Christopher middle of summer to work full time on his wines which he currently produces at the Medici facility. He has bought wine (good quality bulk in barrel) and fruit f...

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