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by RickieM
October 17th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates
Replies: 26
Views: 1735

Re: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates

Why not ask them why the shipping charge is so high?
by RickieM
October 13th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcel Lapierre Morgon N vs S?
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: Marcel Lapierre Morgon N vs S?

Kermit Lynch carries the "N" version.
by RickieM
October 12th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?
Replies: 38
Views: 1776

Re: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?

Great discussion. For you Grassl fans, what's your favorite glass from them? I'm open minded and would have no issue checking them out. My preference is general is the Grassl Cru for red and the Liberte for whites but it depends on the wine. I have all four models but prefer these two and for me, t...
by RickieM
October 1st, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 61
Views: 2487

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

Thank you all for the replies. How does the seal compare to a conventional screw top bottle with a phenolic polycone cap? Both airtight?
by RickieM
October 1st, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 61
Views: 2487

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

For larger bottles (e.g., 12 oz, or saving half a bottle), what do you all think of something like this? Or is a screw cap preferable?

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by RickieM
September 22nd, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1238

Re: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?

I would recommend Kermit Lynch's clubs. I was a member of the Adventures and Rouge clubs for a while but canceled because I wanted to select my own stuff. I was happy with the selections, however, and they are of uniform good quality month after month (the six bottle Chevalier club is semi-monthly)....
by RickieM
September 19th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines - Save the Date Sept 22
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Desire Lines - Save the Date Sept 22

I've tried a few of their wines since getting on their list a year ago and they're well worth it. And I echo the above comments about nice people, too!
by RickieM
September 14th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2350

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

I suspect the reason it isn't sold in the U.S. locations is because they would then have to apply for liquor licenses. But as to the wine itself - if you're going to eat at Taco Bell in the first place then you're not expecting anything great so why should the wine be any different? Just another mar...
by RickieM
September 3rd, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1575

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

I'm using Mozilla Firefox and the layout of the page is all messed up. On Chrome it is fine, just like it was before, but Firefox, no. Anyone else experiencing this? (see screen print)
by RickieM
August 25th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 115
Views: 9065

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Riedel has a new line of giant glassware, called "Winewings," of which I received the Chardonnay stem for review. It is the one in the middle of the below pics and I thought it was kind of unusual for this to be the "Chardonnay" model since it is so large. They also have ones for Cabernet, Syrah, Pi...
by RickieM
July 17th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 171
Views: 12515

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

I am curious, what is the source of that pricing? Is that from someone at KLWM? It isn't on their site which at that price and short supply I wouldn't expect it to be, but I am wondering if this price was given to you by one of their staff people. Email offer by KLWM that gets sent out every year t...
by RickieM
July 17th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 171
Views: 12515

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

I am curious, what is the source of that pricing? Is that from someone at KLWM? It isn't on their site which at that price and short supply I wouldn't expect it to be, but I am wondering if this price was given to you by one of their staff people.
by RickieM
May 16th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas Creek blog - effect of temps on wine shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

Re: Tablas Creek blog - effect of temps on wine shipping

you too eh? My pkg left Napa Tuesday Night. Was supposed to Arrive by today. 1am Wed - Left Napa CA 5am - 7am Wed - Arrived & left Tracy CA 1:48am Thurs - In Transit Walnut CA 1:48pm Thurs - In Transit Walnut CA Srsly 12hours of not moving in transit? I now FedEx Ground Hub is in Bloomington, Carso...
by RickieM
May 14th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas Creek blog - effect of temps on wine shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

Re: Tablas Creek blog - effect of temps on wine shipping

Well I hope the Tablas Creek article was accurate because I'm not happy with FedEx's bungling. My Goodfellow order was shipped out Monday, with ETA of Wednesday. Then it got updated to Thursday because it left one of the hubs late. Then this afternoon it was further updated to ETA of Friday by 9:00...
by RickieM
May 14th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas Creek blog - effect of temps on wine shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

Re: Tablas Creek blog - effect of temps on wine shipping

Rickie, Welcome to the new world of shipping wines! I've seen so many of my Fed Ex shipments be 'delayed' that unless you do overnight or expedited, there's not much you can do other than 'grin and bear it'. I cannot fathom how many more packages they are shipping these days than usual . . . Cheers...
by RickieM
May 14th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas Creek blog - effect of temps on wine shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

Re: Tablas Creek blog - effect of temps on wine shipping

Well I hope the Tablas Creek article was accurate because I'm not happy with FedEx's bungling. My Goodfellow order was shipped out Monday, with ETA of Wednesday. Then it got updated to Thursday because it left one of the hubs late. Then this afternoon it was further updated to ETA of Friday by 9:00 ...
by RickieM
May 14th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne stoppers/open bottle storage
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: Champagne stoppers/open bottle storage

I see the Creuset model goes for $38.95 on Amazon. The thread Frank Murray III linked to above shows stoppers for $5.95 and $4.87. They all look like they operate in the same way, to make an airtight seal for the bottle. As long as an airtight seal is formed, does it make any difference what brand y...
by RickieM
May 13th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)
Replies: 108
Views: 5557

Re: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)

I've shopped at LAWC since the latter part of the 1980's and have always had a good experience. Their prices are among the lowest and the owner is a straight shooter. I don't recall the wording of the post as originally made (it's been edited twice as of this writing) but at the time, and after the ...
by RickieM
May 10th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Liberte vs GGG?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

Re: Grassl Liberte vs GGG?

I have found the Grassl to break easier. And the larger base to be a bit annoying. Opposite here...find the Grassl sturdier and I like the wider base as it has a better balance in feel. Don’t even use my ggg anymore. Prefer the Grassl as well. I like the wider base and the bottom of the bowl is a l...
by RickieM
April 25th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Started doing fun wine review videos with 101 and history, looking for constructive criticism
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Started doing fun wine review videos with 101 and history, looking for constructive criticism

I liked the videos as well, and agree with Michael, showing a tasting of the wine with notes would be good. I like the length of the video and the presentation keeps it lively. The 1st one didn't have any price range, so I think giving price ranges and maybe the importer would be helpful.
by RickieM
April 15th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 168
Views: 14933

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Same here, shows a $4.90 shipping charge.
by RickieM
March 25th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 130
Views: 6434

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

RickieM wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 11:18 am
Shipment from Vincent is on the FedEx truck today so I'm curious to see how they'll handle that.
FedEx showed up, made me sign for it. At least the wine was in good condition, always something to look forward to when it is from Vincent!
by RickieM
March 25th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 130
Views: 6434

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

Shipment from Vincent is on the FedEx truck today so I'm curious to see how they'll handle that.
by RickieM
March 19th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Kelley Fox Wines – Two great offers with Free Shipping
Replies: 21
Views: 4661

Re: Kelley Fox Wines – Two great offers with Free Shipping

Wow, that Mirabai offer is one great deal! Just placed an order. The other is too, but over my budget. Thank you!
by RickieM
March 12th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: Maybe the Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever! EXTENDED
Replies: 107
Views: 6121

Re: Franny Beck: Maybe the Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever! EXTENDED

I received my order yesterday and am really looking forward to finally trying the wines. Today I received a thank you note from Michael, which I thought was a very nice touch. Michael, thank you for the thank you!
by RickieM
February 22nd, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 6064

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

The boss took us to lunch at a Chinese restaurant and ordered a bottle of wine. The waiter didn't bother to remove the foil, just pulled the cork out of the bottle tearing right through the foil, left the foil in place and poured the wine. These are what are known as First World problems. (If that ...
by RickieM
February 22nd, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 6064

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

The boss took us to lunch at a Chinese restaurant and ordered a bottle of wine. The waiter didn't bother to remove the foil, just pulled the cork out of the bottle tearing right through the foil, left the foil in place and poured the wine.
by RickieM
February 7th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 206
Views: 16044

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

Rickie; I pay dimensional weight charges. That box gets hit at 6 pounds. But I’m not overpaying for the weight. I’m simply paying for the volume. Thanks, Chris. That makes sense. I can see how space would be at a premium during transportation. Anyway, thank you for such excellent all-around, above ...
by RickieM
February 6th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 206
Views: 16044

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

Received my BD order a day earlier than expected, today via Amazon's shipping service. Everything was so carefully and exquisitely packed. One thing of note, though, is that the label gave the weight as 6 lbs. It felt more like .6 lbs. I hope Chris isn't being charged by weight because mine was clea...
by RickieM
February 4th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3326

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

I just placed my order. For me, Vincent is one of the most consistent wineries - always good. In the past week I had the 2017 Armstrong and Temperance bottlings and they were both exceptional.
by RickieM
January 30th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Thomas Fogarty Winery Since 1978 – Club Member & Industry Discounts For BD11
Replies: 20
Views: 1385

Re: Thomas Fogarty Winery Since 1978 – Club Member & Industry Discounts For BD11

David K o l i n wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 8:45 am
I got tracking info in an email from Ali. Mine is due tomorrow
Thank you! I just sent an e-mail to Ali to inquire.
by RickieM
January 30th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 206
Views: 16044

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

Yes. Dominant shipper is amazon. Yes. Consumer tracking stinks. This is a beta program for amazon. I was selected due to my high marks for what I sell via their site. I’ll find the consumer link tomorrow and post it. I’ll also send out an email from the site. I didn’t realize their consumer facing ...
by RickieM
January 24th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 9947

Re: Grassl Glassware

Chris is absolutely a pleasure to deal with. And I love my Grassl stems, my favorite being the Cru. The Liberte is next and I use the 1855 and Mineralite less frequently but they're all such nice glasses. And Chris is the master of customer service. I've pretty much stopped using the Gabriel and Zal...
by RickieM
December 29th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chris Freemott's Zaltos & Grassl
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Re: Chris Freemott's Zaltos & Grassl

Ditto on the comments about Chris. His service is exceptional. And I love the Grassl stems. They get used nearly all the time now instead of the Zalto's or Gabriel's.
by RickieM
December 18th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 112
Views: 11150

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Thanks Morgan for the non styrofoam shipper. I LOVE the egg crate style and it does not go unnoticed. The wines arrived today. Can’t wait to enjoy them. Same here about the shipper. In the past, the styrofoam was almost always broken and messed up, perhaps because Bedrock's bottles are so robust. B...
by RickieM
October 26th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730742

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Not wine per se, but I did order a Eurocave Premiere S yesterday from Wine Enthusiast.
by RickieM
October 25th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1863

Re: Walgreens Fedex

A potential problem with redirecting a shipment is introducing a delay in the delivery. I had that happen to me. I requested a redirect and FedEx for whatever reason added a day to the delivery time even though my request was made right away. And dealing with FedEx "customer service" is a waste of t...
by RickieM
October 24th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1863

Re: Walgreens Fedex

I'm in Southern California and have used a local Walgreens several times. No problems at all. Plus they receive their FedEx shipments earlier than residences do, so the wine is on the truck for a shorter time.
by RickieM
October 21st, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 81
Views: 6694

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

I was gonna suggest Sandler or Vincent as well. Can't go wrong with either.
by RickieM
October 19th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave source?
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Eurocave source?

Thank you! I was wondering if there was any other retailer in the U.S., sounds like there isn't. Thanks!
by RickieM
October 19th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave source?
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Eurocave source?

For NEW Eurocaves, what do you Berserkers feel is the best source? I'm in So Cal. Thanks!
by RickieM
October 17th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 206
Views: 9645

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Gotta say that I've gotten various shipments in styrofoam but it seems Bedrock is the only one where the styro is all beat up.

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