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by ChrisU
April 6th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KY joins (partially) the 20th century!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: KY joins (partially) the 20th century!!!

I love KY!
by ChrisU
March 27th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Sandlands Refosco (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: Well...

Well, Buzz...I'm a bit suspicious it's actually Refosco unless it was from a recent (last 10 yrs) planting. For many yrs, FPS was selling what they thought was Refosco, but DNA showed it to actually Mondeuse. Which is not a bad thing for those old Refosco plantings. Your TN suggests it might be Mon...
by ChrisU
March 26th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 130
Views: 6327

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

You guys are lucky. My fedex driver made me kiss him on the lips before he released my wine to me today.
by ChrisU
March 17th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7913

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

Peju just sent this: Dear Friends & Family of Peju and Calmére, The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any event the world has ever experienced. Health organizations, governments and businesses alike are trying to navigate an overload of ever-changing and often conflicting information. Yesterday, the Gove...
by ChrisU
February 28th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the Coronavirus economic impact slowing your buying?
Replies: 28
Views: 1776

Re: Is the Coronavirus economic impact slowing your buying?

Bud Carey wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 12:33 pm
No impact whatsoever.
by ChrisU
February 2nd, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here
Replies: 44
Views: 1754

Re: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here

Probably some Sierra Nevada Celebration ales and see where that takes me (usually to whisky)

Oh and: bang bang niner gang
by ChrisU
February 1st, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years
Replies: 79
Views: 4074

Re: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years

Corison
by ChrisU
January 29th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 149
Views: 9264

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

order order order!!!!!
by ChrisU
January 28th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few Camerons
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: A few Camerons

how are you guys sourcing your Cameron. Since they don't sell direct, I have a tough time trying to buy the wines.
by ChrisU
January 28th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9296

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

One more berserker offer from Todd: for $50 you can join Grand Cru and he'll make your post in this thread private so your significant other can't find it.
by ChrisU
January 18th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 26
Views: 3360

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)

For the orange county people, Hi Time has it in stock at 164 For northern CA folks, Flatiron in SF has it at $157.99 through the end of today (discount applied at checkout) That didn't work for me. Shows $169.99 all the way until you enter the CC (and that's the last step). Only exception I see is ...
by ChrisU
January 17th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 26
Views: 3360

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 12:34 pm
For the orange county people, Hi Time has it in stock at 164
For northern CA folks, Flatiron in SF has it at $157.99 through the end of today (discount applied at checkout)
by ChrisU
January 10th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 3914

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Wow. Super appreciative of everyone's responses. I'm currently trying to hone my strategy on backfilling because I have lots of things that need longer term aging and need to focus on short term agers plus current drinkers. I've been focusing a lot on Barolo's / Barbarescos and poking at Riesling an...
by ChrisU
January 10th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonny Doon sold to War Room Ventures . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2771

Re: Bonny Doon sold to War Room Ventures . . .

does that include popelouchum?
by ChrisU
January 6th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 3914

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 4:24 pm
The only wines I'm really looking to backfill at this time are German riesling. Particularly looking at the 2001 vintage.
Could be your lucky day. K&L has a bunch of 2001 lots of solid Riesling producers ending in the next day or so.
by ChrisU
January 6th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 3914

The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Now that I gave it that title, I'm excited to watch this one fall off the front page. It gets mentioned sporadically in other threads, but I'm really interested in what everyone is backfilling in their cellars. Questions to ponder: 1) What backfill vintages / wines are great deals compared to their ...
by ChrisU
October 26th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1986
Views: 255461

Re: Official Costco Thread

Yesterday the Elk Grove, CA Costco had several '08 Dom Perignons put at $137.99 per. (They also still have some '09)
by ChrisU
September 22nd, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Minnesota Wine Cellar Home Assistance Requested
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

Re: Minnesota Wine Cellar Home Assistance Requested

Mike Maguire wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 6:47 am
Don’t take it personal, just sell the house and move on.We did that with our last house.The people that bought it had no interest in the wine cellar but paid 20k over asking.We did the happy dance and moved on.
+1. Once the house sells it is no longer yours.
by ChrisU
September 6th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big Turley collection at K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: Big Turley collection at K&L

Mike Kuller wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Our local wine shop has lots of Turley and some Rafanelli zin priced much higher than retail from the wineries.
I think i might know who you are talking about. If so, they buy them retail from the wineries or at retail from list members and then mark them up from there.
by ChrisU
July 25th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1447
Views: 86545

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone picking up the '16 Jaboulet La Chapelle in today's offer?
by ChrisU
June 13th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 2324

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Carricante?
by ChrisU
May 31st, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 3561

Re: Barolo apogee

Am I the only one who had to look up what “apogee” means?
by ChrisU
February 12th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Rhys, sandlands, AR, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: PSA: Rhys, sandlands, AR, etc

looks like Parker is dumping his position on AFWE wines.
by ChrisU
February 6th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 6936

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Ordered 17 btls (all the reds offered + 1 each on the Chenins.)
by ChrisU
January 28th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BILD 800 Wine Room - Anyone know anything about these?
Replies: 42
Views: 5081

Re: BILD 800 Wine Room - Anyone know anything about these?

Has anyone tried one of these: http://www.vintagecellars.com/walk-ins/vintage-series-wine-room-1300 ? It looks similar to the BILD, but is a bit larger, with a capacity of 1200+ bottles. It seems like a good value, but I'm curious if the quality of the panels and the racking is decent. http://www.v...
by ChrisU
December 20th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 3545

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

As others have said, going back to the point of purchase is best. Having worked for a distributor, some wineries gave us a budget for spoils and samples (as a discount off invoice) to cover these costs. For others we would reach out to the winery for individual spoils and they would credit them (obv...
by ChrisU
December 3rd, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1447
Views: 86545

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Dale Bowers wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 10:56 am
Has anyone else's account suddenly not listing any of your past purchases?
this happened to me. I emailed them and they apologized and sent me a list. They didn't say why it happened or if it would be investigated / fixed, though.
by ChrisU
November 30th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed
Replies: 60
Views: 2616

Re: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

Premature Evacuation?

Stoked to read your notes as it is a birth year wine for one of my kids (we have a mag + 2 750's tucked away in the cellar)
by ChrisU
November 25th, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 404
Views: 87320

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

Interesting quote from speaking with Guiseppe Vajra the other day on how to figure out who are modern vs. traditional producers, "All you need to do is see who produces Freisa. Those are the traditionalists. Not to say that this is a perfect list, but merely a list of producers that must be include...
by ChrisU
November 20th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8786

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Late to the party, but here goes...

by ChrisU
October 12th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 17732

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

why let the people that failed re-test? Either they legitimately failed, or they knew which wines were in the set and still missed.
by ChrisU
October 12th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haarmeyer Wines
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Haarmeyer Wines

Offer is live for those of you on the list:

2017 Cresci Chenin
2017 Pet-Nat Chenin
2017 Wirz Riesling
2017 Mataro (David Girard Vineyard)
2017 Mokelumne Syrah
by ChrisU
February 9th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glass wine cellar
Replies: 42
Views: 2205

Glass wine cellar

Thank you for all the input, lots to think about. Rich, Awesome looking!!! How can you not love staring at that. Do you think you can pm me the glass & cooling info? As for the light, I'm aware of the issue and it will not be in direct sunlight. My windows are uv protected as well. Also not going t...
by ChrisU
July 16th, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allen Meadows, Burghound.
Replies: 632
Views: 49121

Allen Meadows, Burghound.

Heyyyyy Macarena! Ayyyyeeeee.
by ChrisU
June 21st, 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shenandoah Valley in Amador County--Must Stops for Tastings?
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Shenandoah Valley in Amador County--Must Stops for Tastings?

Love seeing the love for Easton / Terre Rouge. His Syrahs and Zins with are built to do some time in your cellar and as Matt mentioned, the Roussanne is off the hook good. Obviously Turley is a good stop and they usually have some Amador tasting room only wines available. One time when I was out the...
by ChrisU
June 21st, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?
Replies: 121
Views: 3271

What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?

I'm not fixing that
by ChrisU
June 21st, 2017, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?
Replies: 121
Views: 3271

What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?

"And I'm beastin' off the Riesling" - Kanye

Or

"When the tequila runs out.... we'll be drinking champagne. "

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by ChrisU
June 13th, 2017, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Trader Joe's Wine Are You Drinking?
Replies: 77
Views: 5787

What Trader Joe's Wine Are You Drinking?

Mine has 2014 Grand Puy Lacoste for $61.99

Also, the Perrin family CDR at $7 is good for cooking Coq au Vin
by ChrisU
May 23rd, 2017, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know what's going on between Levi Dalton and
Replies: 33
Views: 3621

Anyone know what's going on between Levi Dalton and

GuildSomm / Hosemaster? (See Levi's Twitter - he seems pissed)
by ChrisU
May 22nd, 2017, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your 12 Most Special Bottles?
Replies: 53
Views: 4890

Your 12 Most Special Bottles?

In this thread (ITT): I learned I'm not a baller.
by ChrisU
May 22nd, 2017, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!
Replies: 9
Views: 781

St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!

Drew Goin wrote:Where, might I be so bold to ask, is the Mataro fruit sourced from?

Thanks!
This should be the one
by ChrisU
May 22nd, 2017, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!
Replies: 9
Views: 781

St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!

So Chris....you were not lying brother, this is some damn good chenin!! Per your strong reco I connected with Craig (awesome dude and amazing customer service by the way), and ordered a nice smattering of CB. Started with the entry-level 2016 SRV chenin which was really solid (especially for $17), ...
by ChrisU
May 11th, 2017, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Wittmann Westhofener Morstein Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 3
Views: 258

TN: 2013 Wittmann Westhofener Morstein Riesling Großes Gewächs

Great notes. I have a mag of that in my son's birth year cellar.
by ChrisU
April 21st, 2017, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!
Replies: 9
Views: 781

St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!

Sounds really interesting, thanks for posting. But how do you sign up for the mailing list? I don't see an option on the site. And the wines that i do see currently listed for purchase on the site are different than what you mentioned....and at a much higher price point?? Yes, they still have wines...
by ChrisU
April 20th, 2017, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!
Replies: 9
Views: 781

St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!

First let me add the caveat that I consider Craig a good friend(but I would never recommend wines made by a friend if they weren't really good.). For those of you who love Chenin Blanc, Craig Haarmeyer is putting out some stellar examples. In past vintages / releases he (along side his family) have ...
by ChrisU
April 20th, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinet + Cellartracker
Replies: 39
Views: 2260

Wine cabinet + Cellartracker

I only keep track of exact location for my offsite storage. I update it whenever I go there and pick up or drop off wine (once or twice a month.) I use the same grid systems with front, middle, back as others have noted. At home I dig through my wine fridge.
by ChrisU
April 20th, 2017, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3801
Views: 378304

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Hermitage mystery!!!!
by ChrisU
April 10th, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nebbiolo daily drinkers?
Replies: 64
Views: 3983

Nebbiolo daily drinkers?

Marchesi di Gresy Langhe Nebbiolo Martinenga
by ChrisU
April 7th, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Wants to Play Edward Fortyhands?
Replies: 13
Views: 1272

Who Wants to Play Edward Fortyhands?

I played Edward Fortyhands once. Mickeys in the left and Old English in the right. I was being cocky and drank a bunch of beers before we started. Blackout city. Pro tip: go easy on the duct tape or better yet use that blue painter's tape.

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