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by Albert R
October 30th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to defrost ice build up on Artevino III dual zone wine fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: How to defrost ice build up on Artevino III dual zone wine fridge

A lot of great info up above. This is what makes this forum so special. grouphug
by Albert R
October 30th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: ‘18 Becheur Mourvedre
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: TN: ‘18 Becheur Mourvedre

Thanks for the note. Looking forwarded to their arrival.
by Albert R
October 26th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)
Replies: 17
Views: 959

Re: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)

Josh Grossman wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 8:12 am
I just opened a '10 Reserve and this was up there with my best wine of the year. I brought it to a friends campfire and had to disappoint many people when they asked where they could get more. Just singing right now.
Tell us more...... I have one left!!!
by Albert R
October 25th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 124
Views: 10381

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

I have received average service (at best) from them over the years and have not purchased anything from them this year. This type of CS for a long term customer is simply unacceptable.
by Albert R
October 22nd, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6648
Views: 392810

Re: de Negoce offer

larry schaffer wrote:
October 22nd, 2020, 3:31 pm
And guess what - you don't need to order a full case champagne.gif [snort.gif] neener
Exactly. I took a 6-pack. Excellent deal and QPR!
by Albert R
October 22nd, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 379
Views: 16345

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

In for a 6-pack! Great deal on a Syrah from a solid producer. Thanks Larry!
by Albert R
October 20th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 599
Views: 37486

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Joe Chanley wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 4:38 pm
scamhi wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 4:01 pm
just pre salt and left unwrapped for 1-2 days in the fridge for me
This
This is also what I do most of the time.
by Albert R
October 19th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do people track their wine inventory in a Eurocave?
Replies: 34
Views: 1181

Re: How do people track their wine inventory in a Eurocave?

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 3:51 pm
AD Northup wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 1:45 pm
I do by row only, top to bottom (top row being 1)...if I can narrow it down to a row that’s good enough for me
Yes, at the most. Sometimes it is just fun to hunt or discover. I run 3 Eurocaves this way.
^^^This although I start from 1 at the bottom. [snort.gif]
by Albert R
October 17th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1827

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

I used to be underwhelmed by the OVZ, as well, until I realized I wasn’t giving them enough time in the cellar. Now they are, for me, the best $20 wine out there. I particularly like that the price has stayed steady, while many wines have increased in price over the last few years. I’m currently dr...
by Albert R
October 17th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1827

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

It’s not a bad wine, but best QPR on the planet? I don’t think so... I don’t really get the excitement around this wine. Worth the $20 for those who like the style, but certainly not much more and I’d rather spend my money elsewhere. Welcome to the thread Mr. Killjoy. ;) My wife thinks like Andy......
by Albert R
October 14th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Paella
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: Paella

Paul Bacino wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 2:06 pm
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Not finished cooking/ chicken/chorizo/tiger shrimp/scallops/mussels--in my new Carbon Steel pan
Looks awesome Paul! My favorite dish by far!
by Albert R
October 12th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?
Replies: 40
Views: 1962

Re: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?

Might have to spring for some Liberté sooner than later. I have the Zalto BDX, "White," and Champagne and have liked Glasvin universals (replaced my Riedel universals as go-to daily drinker glass and loving it), and also pre-ordered their BDX and Burg stems as well because they're such a great pric...
by Albert R
October 12th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?
Replies: 40
Views: 1962

Re: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?

Might have to spring for some Liberté sooner than later. I have the Zalto BDX, "White," and Champagne and have liked Glasvin universals (replaced my Riedel universals as go-to daily drinker glass and loving it), and also pre-ordered their BDX and Burg stems as well because they're such a great pric...
by Albert R
October 12th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?
Replies: 40
Views: 1962

Re: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?

My preference is the 1855 because I mainly drink reds-Cabernet, Syrah, Zin....The Cru is my go to for PN. All of the Grassl glasses are great. Reach-out to Chris and he will take care of you. His customer service is indeed excellent.
by Albert R
October 8th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6648
Views: 392810

Re: de Negoce offer

This thread is entertaining for sure! [popcorn.gif]
by Albert R
October 7th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?
Replies: 40
Views: 1962

Re: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?

I'm a big fan of the Grassl glasses and a big fan of dealing with Chris to get them - He runs an A+ operation all the way. I totally buy into the notion that the glasses make a difference. Now, I pivot to skeptic mode. I wonder if the best glass for a wine is a bit like the "hot hand" in hoops or t...
by Albert R
October 7th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 115
Views: 9131

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Grassl Cru
by Albert R
October 4th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 599
Views: 37486

Re: Another Flannery PSA

The Flannery Tri-tip is super tender. I’ve had New Zealand Wagyu from First Light and this is better. Thanks Brian. Order in. Looking forward to trying these. How do you season and grill them? Liberal Suzy Q’s Santa Maria Seasoning , grill indirect until it hits 125-130°, pull and let rest uncovere...
by Albert R
October 4th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 599
Views: 37486

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Albert R wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 5:08 pm
How does the Tri-tip compare to the Hangers? I can’t recall the last time I had a Tri-tip.
The Flannery Tri-tip is super tender. I’ve had New Zealand Wagyu from First Light and this is better.
Thanks Brian. Order in. Looking forward to trying these. How do you season and grill them?
by Albert R
October 4th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 599
Views: 37486

Re: Another Flannery PSA

How does the Tri-tip compare to the Hangers? I can’t recall the last time I had a Tri-tip.
by Albert R
October 4th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59945

Re: #GlassFire

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 9:36 am
Official word is "improving" and "17% containment."
May it continue!!!! grouphug
by Albert R
September 30th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: TN: 2007 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)

We opened a 2011 tonight. Solid effort in a tough year. Our thoughts and prayers are with Emily and family.
by Albert R
September 30th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59945

Re: #GlassFire

Huge and terrible news. I've learned Emily Richer (Virage) has lost her home to the fire. This is so devastating, I can't imagine. I'd like us to put something together like we did for the Stonekings, and I'll reach out to Emily and see how things are for her, what she suggests. Here are the before...
by Albert R
September 30th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6648
Views: 392810

Re: de Negoce offer

We paid the additional storage fee with the understanding it would be held until at least 10/12. Very poor judgement on Cam’s behalf.

On the same day I received the shipping notice from DN I also received a “holding shipment due to weather” email from Bedrock.
by Albert R
September 30th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59945

Re: #GlassFire

I actually thought the comment was tongue in cheek as Brian interpreted it. If we talked about it less, like if we "test less" as suggested for COVID, we would have less fires. Great minds think alike. [highfive.gif] Craig, we got us a coupla joke-explainers here...... neener Clean-up aisle 3 [rofl...
by Albert R
September 29th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6648
Views: 392810

Re: de Negoce offer

C Wagner wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Just an FYI for others. I emailed requesting him to hold off shipping a few weeks. Didn’t hear anything and have received a notification that one case has shipped. Looks like it’s actually been picked up, so yeah....

Not happy.

I am hoping not all have shipped.
Same here. N.05 on the way.
by Albert R
September 29th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59945

Re: #GlassFire

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 6:52 am
Just now an update from an official source that my property is unburned . The glass fire has moved north eastward up in the palisades mountain range. May it stay there until it is out...this is mostly conservation land.
Great news Merrill! May it stay safe!!!
by Albert R
September 27th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59945

Re: #GlassFire

Just awful! May the air support get there soon! Be safe!
by Albert R
September 21st, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6648
Views: 392810

Re: de Negoce offer

Alpha Omega is also a blend from different appellations, whereas OG 41 is from St Helena. However, if this is just a component of their final blend that could make sense and perhaps account for the higher alcohol. I know some here are convinced this is the final winery blend, but I don’t know if I ...
by Albert R
September 20th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6648
Views: 392810

Re: de Negoce offer

The designation of the wine is Napa Valley, though, not St. Helena. No it is listed on both the email and the purchase page as "St Helena." Sorry, I should have clarified. The Bougetz wine that MatthewT posted is designated "Napa Valley", I believe. This is not Bougetz although I wish it was. Berin...
by Albert R
September 15th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17614

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Order in! Thank you for the guaranteed allocation.
by Albert R
September 13th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer
Replies: 56
Views: 4512

Re: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer

I took a sampler as well. Nice to not have to buy a case of the same wine. Looking forward to these.
Thanks Andrew.
by Albert R
September 12th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9911

Re: Fires-Oregon

I’m in the lobby of the hospital I’m covering next to the huge HVAC blower they added here. Just finishin’ my coffee... Fire Marshal shut the elevators down yesterday so when I want to see a patient it’s three flights. I’m in the field, not the house. Be safe Doc. Remember you are retired or at lea...
by Albert R
September 10th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17614

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Thanks Ken for the link info. Just watched it as well. Good insights and perspectives. Quick personal thought on The Bard: It is my favorite Napa Cab when factoring in quality, my tastes, and price. I also like Becklyn and Maybach (and buy both regularly), but The Bard sits nicely between the two i...
by Albert R
September 6th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197839

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 OVZ & 2016 Syrah. Both are drinking excellent. Our daughters had the OVZ and my wife and I enjoyed the Syrah. The hangers were great as well.
by Albert R
September 3rd, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 110
Views: 9584

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Brian Tuite wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 10:04 am
Mike Smith is in the house! I’ll have to pop a couple and check in. Maybe a Kenefick and a Peterson Family. Stay tuned.

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Peterson please...... [dance-clap.gif]
by Albert R
September 1st, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 110
Views: 9584

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Wow! This thread is back on the right track. Congrats to Mike and Leah!
by Albert R
August 31st, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 86
Views: 5310

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

Being on the East Coast we started sipping on a 16 DiCo. Excellent!!! Looking forward to the Zoom.
by Albert R
August 31st, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 599
Views: 37486

Re: Another Flannery PSA

25% off Hangers and 20% off CA Ribeyes thru Sept 4th. Order in!!! Thank you Bryan and Katie!
by Albert R
August 29th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6648
Views: 392810

Re: de Negoce offer

I may have missed it but have you guys posted your research of what vineyard is #40? Thanks No, but there’s this guy named Tim who appeared out of nowhere and has 100% of his WB posts in this thread who will figure it out with total accuracy, although Margo has an inside source that says Tim and ev...
by Albert R
August 29th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6648
Views: 392810

Re: de Negoce offer

So first, hi Cam lol. And second, will this be over $18 price mark as he’s built up insane anticipation for it. Curious if everyone here is jumping on it regardless? Been thinking about this. If it is over $20 I think I’ll pass. I have plenty of cab on the way and honestly, the review from the drun...
by Albert R
August 29th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 86
Views: 5310

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

Live Tasting with Erin & Massimo Di Costanzo
Monday, August 31st, 5 PM – 5:45 PM PST
by Albert R
August 28th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?

Interesting that the Napa Cab was offered by Firstbottle before the official release.........
by Albert R
August 27th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6648
Views: 392810

Re: de Negoce offer

Hey Cam, these LB Marathons suk, so please send an offer our way today or tomorrow.
by Albert R
August 27th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8069
Views: 548200

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Kudos to you all. I can’t be in front of a screen waiting for the perfect offer for 2 days. As stated above, most of the deals are not that great. These marathons suk IMO.
by Albert R
August 27th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6648
Views: 392810

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 7:47 am
My guess is Cam holding #40 cause he is expecting a review to drop. No other real reason to keep that one back and drop #42 which is a similar offering.
I hope the review is by someone other than a drunken biker...... [snort.gif]
by Albert R
August 26th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9220

Re: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County

Great news. Be safe Brian!
by Albert R
August 25th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Knives or wine glasses
Replies: 34
Views: 2051

Re: Knives or wine glasses

T. Williams wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Knives win every time for me. On vacation we aren't normally drinking anything fancy, so a red solo cup will work.
But the glass could make what your drinking seem fancy. [stirthepothal.gif]

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