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by Cody L
August 3rd, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2294

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Cody, I'm curious what type of wine related business you're involved with in Portland? Shea is not known for their Burg-oriented Pinot style...certainly not in my experience. Stuart is a longtime avowed Burg-head to the exclusion of pretty much every other kind of red wine. OR Pinot is a commendabl...
by Cody L
August 1st, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2294

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Another one to throw in the hat, especially if you make the trek from Dundee to Ribbon Ridge, but Pete and Dick Shea (Shea Wine Cellars) are doing some really good stuff out in Yamhill/Carlton. They have some killer Chardonnay in addition to their known Pinots. Even though they sell most of their gr...
by Cody L
July 10th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Results Archive?
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Auction Results Archive?

Wine Market Journal, $50/year. https://www.winemarketjournal.com/ NFI and not a subscriber, so I can’t comment on utility or value. Eric uses it for CellarTracker valuation data. Isn't WMJ closer to $200/year to see actual auction results, and that of the major online auction houses (but no WineBid...
by Cody L
July 6th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine.com fail; what’s the best for online wine delivery?
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Wine.com fail; what’s the best for online wine delivery?

Sorry to hear, and that is really unfortunate. Most retailers and shops offer to hold the wines until things cool down enough to appropriate wine shipping temps. If you're eager, the next best bet is to simply bite the bullet and pay for overnight shipping. FedEx also has a temp-controlled option th...
by Cody L
July 3rd, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1732

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

Renato S. wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 5:43 am
The QPR.
Always love a good deal.
by Cody L
July 3rd, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Place to Sell Wine.
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Best Place to Sell Wine.

Depends on whether you want a quick swift lump-sum payment or you are willing to wait until after the auction closes. If it's just a few bottles, your best bet is to consider a retailer with an outright offer. A lot of them are quite competitive with auctions and the extra fees, etc, but it depends ...
by Cody L
June 28th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: de Vogue Bonnes Mares 1994 - Discounted
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: FS: de Vogue Bonnes Mares 1994

Alright one last hurrah. $275/btl including shipping covered. Thanks
by Cody L
June 21st, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3127

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Are the auctions slowing down? I think it's the first time I'm seeing the high-ends selling at low estimate or mid range. Some stuff even went below low estimate. Last year August/September was crazy, I remember people easily hitting the top estimate ranges... Thoughts? I think the auction market a...
by Cody L
June 21st, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 63
Views: 2088

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Looks like he's in Oregon so he has a MT locally, and I agree, outside Monkish, MT is my favorite west coast haze producer. If I were to list my favorites overall it could well take up a page or two ! champagne.gif Cheers, Bud Recently had that Orderville from Modern Times, and it was stellar. Alwa...
by Cody L
June 20th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 63
Views: 2088

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

I'm not much of a beer drinker. However, I spend a lot of time in Vermont (especially during ski season) and when I'm up there it's all I drink. Over the past few years, I've come to find that I enjoy the hazy pale ales the most. Reason being that they are not as bitter and they are typically much ...
by Cody L
June 20th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: de Vogue Bonnes Mares 1994 - Discounted
Replies: 2
Views: 473

FS: de Vogue Bonnes Mares 1994 - Discounted

I have a 12 count case of de Vogue Bonnes Mares 1994 for sale (No wood). Considering selling via online auction, but thought I'd check if anyone is interested here first. Always stored in a cellar under 65 degrees at all times. Fills are all great (base capsule). Labels are damp and tissue stained w...
by Cody L
June 20th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Want to Buy - Myriad
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Want to Buy - Myriad

Not sure where you live, but Benchmark has a decent selection if you wanted to look externally: https://www.benchmarkwine.com/winery/27 ... ad-cellars
by Cody L
June 20th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 63
Views: 2088

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Modern Times if youre in LA Looks like he's in Oregon so he has a MT locally, and I agree, outside Monkish, MT is my favorite west coast haze producer. If I were to list my favorites overall it could well take up a page or two ! champagne.gif Cheers, Bud Recently had that Orderville from Modern Tim...
by Cody L
June 19th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mikkeller coming to Portland
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Mikkeller coming to Portland

Portland consumes a lot of Beer, and despite the over-saturation, it's probably a good strategic move, especially with mitigating costs of opening (Using old Burnside assets). Now, competition down the line could lead to some issues, but the fad right now in Portland is "something different." Beer e...
by Cody L
June 19th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 63
Views: 2088

Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Summer's about here, and the Hazy IPAs and more recently Hazy Pales are as popular as ever now.

What are some of your favorite Hazys?
by Cody L
June 13th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 2089

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

How about dry furmint from Tokaj?
by Cody L
June 13th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 2973

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

I don't know. Something about those soggy fries with the animal style fixins are actually quite good. You gotta use a fork though.
by Cody L
June 13th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions

Depends on your whiskey preference. I'm not a peaty monster, but your dollars will go further with Scotch or Japanese whiskey for great and unique bottles. Great and unique bottles of bourbon and rye are hard to find and mostly available only at expensive secondary prices these days. I interpreted ...
by Cody L
June 13th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time
Replies: 13
Views: 1632

Re: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time

someone got a little trigger happy with the price gun.
by Cody L
June 13th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2546

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Lee Short wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Malted barley.

Preferably with peat.
This. If it's not a scotch (Springbank), going with a daily dose of vegetables: Saumur Champigny, Bourgueil or Chinon.
by Cody L
April 30th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?
Replies: 56
Views: 2965

Re: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?

Some producers I've enjoyed recently and are usually good value

Right Bank - Angelus, Monbousquet, Pavie, Vieux Chateau Delicious (Certan)

Left Bank - Branaire (Duluc Ducru), Calon Segur, Brane Cantenac, Lascombes, Lynch Bages, Palmer, Pape Clement
by Cody L
February 27th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!
Replies: 56
Views: 2502

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

Dana Estate - da-nuh not day-na
Clape - Claw-pe not clay-pe. (Don't get a bad case of the Clape)
by Cody L
February 8th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What unusual wines/regions do you love?
Replies: 126
Views: 5398

Re: What unusual wines/regions do you love?

Morgex et de la Salle on the northernmost sub-region of the Aosta Valley in the Alps between Italy/France - one of, if not the highest vineyards in Europe. What that means? Deliciously fresh white wines mostly from Prie Blanc. Ermes Pavese Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle - One of the best $30 values ...
by Cody L
January 18th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German newbie - looking for recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: German newbie - looking for recommendations

Maybe start with Kabinett from top producers like Prum, Selbach Oster, Joh.Jos. Christoffel, Dr. Loosen, Josef Leitz, Von Schubert, Willi Haag, Willi Schaefer, Zillien Saarburger, And work your way to Spatlese and Auslese. You'll get a feel what the type of sweetness:acidity ratio you like. Thankful...
by Cody L
December 20th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article on Champagne in Portland
Replies: 18
Views: 1201

Re: Article on Champagne in Portland

Being spoiled here in PDX is an understatement. Grateful to explore new Champagnes regularly with all the options there are. champagne.gif
by Cody L
October 19th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best North American sparklers?
Replies: 100
Views: 3873

Re: Best North American sparklers?

x2 on the Soter. Recently had a 2011 Soter Blanc de Blancs Mineral Springs Ranch and it was outstanding.
by Cody L
October 5th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you attached to a bottle of wine ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1740

Re: Are you attached to a bottle of wine ?

1988 Mouton Rothschild. Birth year wine, and it's what got me into wine in general. I keep that very empty bottle on a shelf in my cellar.
by Cody L
September 11th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 Napa Cabernets
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: 2003 Napa Cabernets

There is variation in 2003 depending on the where the fruit is from. If you get mountain wines (Howell, Spring Mountain, Veeder, etc), i've seen the structure typical of the higher elevation wines, while still getting the warm fruit from the warmer vintage. Those wines i've tasted recently (Dunn, Lo...
by Cody L
July 26th, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC Hunter: HUGE deal on 91 RC...
Replies: 14
Views: 1753

DRC Hunter: HUGE deal on 91 RC...

Crazy as it seems, but DRC RC '91 went for $19,600 at a Christies auction (all in) back in December. Wild. I would have tried my hand at a new car...

From the Wine Market Journal, the average auction hammer has jumped up quite a bit over the years.

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by Cody L
April 23rd, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: the post is closed
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Washington/Oregon/California Wine Sale

If you are unable to liquidate locally, many online retailers will cover the shipping/logistics expense. Try a google search and at least fish for your best offers and discreetly ask about the shipping portion. Good luck.
by Cody L
April 18th, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best IPA with significant distribution?
Replies: 40
Views: 2625

Best IPA with significant distribution?

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed is my personal favorite for large scale distribution. Many craft brews may not make it out of Oregon, but the continued innovation and experimentation is quite astonishing. Places like, Deschutes, Bridgeport, 10 Barrel, Rogue and Ninkasi are starting to incorporate the frui...
by Cody L
April 17th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Wine Online during Summer
Replies: 36
Views: 1826

Buying Wine Online during Summer

Yeah most hold until fall without any charges, but FedEx recently unveiled their Cold-Chain system for summers specifically suited for wine shipping. It probably equates to the expense of 3-day or 2-day air, but it's nice to have the option in the event you want your wines a little more urgently. I'...
by Cody L
April 17th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 331

TN: 2001 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard

2001 probably treated the Shea vineyard nicely since it sits in a 'generally' warmer part of the region. In a lean vintage like that, it is probably more balanced than other vyds. Glad it turned out nicely.

This TN is making me want to open up the 2002 magnum of Ken Wright Shea I have.
by Cody L
April 13th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Insuring wine collection
Replies: 38
Views: 5174

Insuring wine collection

Chubb or AIG for sure.

https://chubbfolio.chubb.com/content/pd ... ection.pdf
https://www-200.aigprivateclient.com/in ... -insurance

If you want to get a professional appraisal from a third party so they know the value, you could use Wine Market Journal.
by Cody L
March 30th, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10681
Views: 371905

What bottle of wine did you open today?

1988 Domaine de Trevallon
1999 Domaine de Trevallon

Both are stunning.
by Cody L
March 1st, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine cellar educational event?
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Best wine cellar educational event?

Check out SommCon

http://sommconusa.com/
by Cody L
August 15th, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help-Willamette Trip
Replies: 74
Views: 4945

Help-Willamette Trip

If you're thinking logistically, a few of the names you mentioned are all located on the same hillside. Start on top of the hill at Domaine Serene (brand new tasting room just built) and work your way down to Domaine Drouhin, Archery Summit (meh), and Stoller (beautiful setting, mediocre wines). I r...

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