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by MandyC
March 2nd, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: First Bottle Leap Day Sale (Potential 30% Off)
Replies: 15
Views: 1374

Re: PSA: First Bottle Leap Day Sale (Potential 30% Off)

Picked up a 2008 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo for $87 shipped. Thanks for posting about the sale!
by MandyC
February 21st, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelling to Loire Valley in May
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Travelling to Loire Valley in May

I stayed at an Airbnb in Chinon. It was huge, cheap, and comfortable. Had appointments at Baudry, Thierry Germain, and Breton. We made other stops at the tasting rooms of Charles Jouget, Couly-Dutheil (these 2 are across the street from each other), Filliatreau, and Bobinet. The last two we hit up o...
by MandyC
February 6th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3147

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Vincent's wines never disappoint. Opened up a 2018 pinot blanc and a 2018 Willamette Valley chardonnay from the fall offer recently and thoroughly enjoyed them both. I've not tried the Tardive versions of these wines, so this offer is coming at the perfect time.
by MandyC
February 6th, 2020, 7:37 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: 14818

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

Looks like mine will be here today despite thinking they were on backorder. Can't wait to try them!
by MandyC
January 30th, 2020, 3:17 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: 5739

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

Has anyone that had to email their orders gotten a response?

Edit: Heard back from Michael - shipping to Alabama is such a pain.
by MandyC
January 29th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit
Replies: 92
Views: 6320

Re: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit

Just started the initial stages of planning a trip to Los Olivos in May. This thread is going to be a huge help!
by MandyC
January 28th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Liquid Farm - PreSales, Packs, and Industry Discount for all!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3082

Re: Liquid Farm - PreSales, Packs, and Industry Discount for all!!

Just placed a late order because I somehow forgot to get in on this yesterday. Hope the $1 flight offer still stands, because I'm visiting in May!
by MandyC
January 28th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9302

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

I've abstained for the past couple years. This year I picked up:
Sandler Sonoma pack
Wilde Farm chardonnay and rose
Franny Beck Chard and Pinot pack

Sandler and Franny Beck are new to me. Can't wait to try them. I buy a few bottles from Wilde Farm every year and always enjoy them.
by MandyC
January 28th, 2020, 5:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 3914

Re: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!

Got my order in for a Sonoma pack. Super excited to try these wines for the first time.
by MandyC
January 27th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release

Any exceptions on AL shipping? Would love to try that nebbiolo. Sure, I'll ship to you. If I end up in jail, you'll have to visit and bring me some wine... E Shipping to the state store should prevent any arrests. Although, I'm planning a trip out that way later this year. I'd be glad to post bail!
by MandyC
January 27th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release

Any exceptions on AL shipping? Would love to try that nebbiolo.
by MandyC
May 14th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 2034

Re: London / Solo Diner

Clove Club : I hit Clove Club my first of three nights--solo at the bar after a long flight. It was *excellent* -- fun with delicious, well-executed, and moderately interesting food. Easily performing at a solid Michelin ** level, albeit in a relaxed atmosphere. I chatted with the very personable s...
by MandyC
March 17th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?
Replies: 34
Views: 2889

Re: Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?

Has anyone tried Jewel of the South yet?
by MandyC
March 17th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: No New Orleans bar thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: No New Orleans bar thread?

I'd like to add Manolito to the list. Great Cuban themed bar from Chris Hannah formerly of French 75 and Nick Dietrich formerly of Cane and Table/Cure.

Had a good experience recently at the Elysian Bar in the Hotel Peter and Paul.
by MandyC
April 19th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 25335

Adventures in Paris

Me too, Victor. I'll be there May 12
by MandyC
April 19th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 25335

Adventures in Paris

Any recent visits to L'Assiette? Looks like it's been popular with posters in the past. If you've been, what's the wine list like (variety, price, etc)?
by MandyC
April 9th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chinon and Saumur
Replies: 20
Views: 1370

Chinon and Saumur

I'll be there 3 days in May, too! I have appointments at Catherine and Pierre Breton, Thierry Germain, Bernard Baudry, and am working on scheduling with Guiberteau.
by MandyC
January 17th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Loire/Chinon trip in the spring
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Loire/Chinon trip in the spring

Thanks Mark and Robert for the information!

Domaine du Closel sounds like a great visit. Coincidentally, both Baudry and Domaine du Closel were poured at my local wine shop's tasting this week.
by MandyC
January 17th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th
Replies: 65
Views: 3953

Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th

It took me a few tries to get to the site, but I was able to place my order. This is my second year ordering from Sandlands. I wasn't allocated any trousseau last year- can't wait to try this year's!
by MandyC
January 8th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Loire/Chinon trip in the spring
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Loire/Chinon trip in the spring

I'm in the beginning stages of planning a 3 night trip to the Loire valley in early May and would love to hear any recommendations or advice from anyone who's been to the area. We'll be staying in Chinon and renting a car to get around. The basic plan is to visit a few wineries and check out a castl...
by MandyC
September 6th, 2017, 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Experiences in the Loire
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Experiences in the Loire

Would love to hear about your experiences when you return from your trip. I'll be visiting in the spring.
by MandyC
July 19th, 2017, 12:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 109
Views: 6998

Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

Got one of these for my birthday last month and am still trying to figure out more ways to use it. In addition to the rice, grains, stock, etc already mentioned, I use mine to make boiled eggs. It's super quick and they peel much easier than boiling on the stove.
by MandyC
April 14th, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: 4 Offers from Wilde Farm
Replies: 25
Views: 3206

4 Offers from Wilde Farm

I'd love an answer on this, too. I've had mine for a couple weeks, and am ready to pop one open!
by MandyC
March 21st, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?
Replies: 34
Views: 2889

Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?

Thanks all....made a few rezzies combining some old and some new plus left some time open. I will get back with a few impressions. One restaurant I am curious about is Brigtsen's ......we have loved it in the past but it seems to get little play on this board. Anyone with an opinion or experience? ...
by MandyC
March 7th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands February Offer
Replies: 142
Views: 10277

Sandlands February Offer

Does anyone know a better way to get in touch with Sandlands than the email address on the site? I need to change my shipping address and haven't gotten a reply to the email I sent a couple weeks ago.
by MandyC
February 18th, 2017, 4:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Colonna pods for Nespresso - AMAZING!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 3156

Colonna pods for Nespresso - AMAZING!!!

Thanks for the recommendation. Going to get a sampler for my husband's office Nespresso machine.
by MandyC
January 27th, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Harrington's Carnival of Lost Vines - three BerserkerDay specials!
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Harrington's Carnival of Lost Vines - three BerserkerDay specials

Was going to jump in until the dreaded "Sorry, we cannot ship to AL." Makes me sad every time I see it. Sorry about that, Mandy. It's a bummer that we can't ship to all states. Unfortunate, for sure. Some wineries can, and some can't. Some have to ship to the state store instead of directly to the ...
by MandyC
January 27th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Harrington's Carnival of Lost Vines - three BerserkerDay specials!
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Harrington's Carnival of Lost Vines - three BerserkerDay specials

Was going to jump in until the dreaded "Sorry, we cannot ship to AL." Makes me sad every time I see it.
by MandyC
January 24th, 2017, 12:11 pm
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Winderlea Vineyard and Winery - Dundee Hills, Oregon
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Winderlea Vineyard and Winery - Dundee Hills, Oregon

Hello, Bill! I saw Winderlea on the line up list for Alabama Pinot Camp next month. Will you be making any stops other than Birmingham? I'd love to try your wines at the Huntsville event.
by MandyC
December 8th, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New Orleans aka NOLA
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

New Orleans aka NOLA

Brigtsen's fee is $25/bottle.
by MandyC
December 6th, 2016, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13983
Views: 680445

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picked up some Vincent and Matello/Goodfellow wines to give as Christmas gifts. Spreading the love!
by MandyC
December 4th, 2016, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 20
Views: 711

TN: 1990 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

Great notes. Opened a bottle of this a couple weeks ago. It was my first experience with aged Raffault, and it did not disappoint. My bottle also needed a couple hours to come around.
by MandyC
December 3rd, 2016, 8:49 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?
Replies: 34
Views: 2889

Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:Caribbean Room was always great fun in the old days. I'd love to see what John Besh & Cooper Manning have done with the re-birth.

Is it a new location or still on St. Charles?
Still on St. Charles in the newly reopened Ponchartrain Hotel.
by MandyC
December 3rd, 2016, 7:09 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?
Replies: 34
Views: 2889

Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?

Brennan's fits both the "newer" and "usual suspects" categories in its current incarnation. Had a great meal there last December. Coquette is a usual suspect for me as I usually hit it up on every visit, although it may be new to you. It's overwhelming the number of new restaurants that have opened ...
by MandyC
November 15th, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 515
Views: 24938

What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

My order of Vincent's 15s showed up today.
by MandyC
November 6th, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New Orleans Dec 14-17
Replies: 0
Views: 671

New Orleans Dec 14-17

Anything going on in New Orleans Dec 14, 15, 16, or 17? My husband and I will be in town and don't have any plans other than to eat and drink as much as we possibly can.
by MandyC
October 22nd, 2016, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 515
Views: 24938

What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

Got my 2015 Walter Scott Les Fleurs Chardonnay from Viticole yesterday. Yay!
by MandyC
September 15th, 2016, 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Portland, McMinnville OR Restaurant Rec's Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1126

Portland, McMinnville OR Restaurant Rec's Needed

In McMinnville earlier this year I enjoyed:
Thistle - highly recommend the bar if you're into cocktails
Pura Vida - great, fresh ceviche
Valley Commissary - perfect for lunch, and super close to wineries (Matello/Goodfellow being a must-stop)
by MandyC
September 11th, 2016, 2:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Online source for pine nuts?
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Online source for pine nuts?

I've gotten these from nuts.com and been pleased with the quality (not so pleased with the price!).
https://nuts.com/nuts/pinenuts/mediterranean.html
by MandyC
July 13th, 2016, 9:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to stay in Piedmont?? 11/6-10/2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1524

Where to stay in Piedmont?? 11/6-10/2016

I can also vouch for Fratelli Revello if you haven't already booked elsewhere. Lovely people, good breakfast, great location. Walking distance to Osteria Veglio is another plus.
by MandyC
June 28th, 2016, 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Visiting Portland Oregon
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Visiting Portland Oregon

If I just had one day in wine country, I'd go with Jason's suggestion to stick to McMinnville. Matello/Goodfellow was one of the highlights of my recent trip, as was lunch at Valley Commissary. Got coffee at Flag and Wire across the street. The Eyrie tasting room always has something from the librar...
by MandyC
June 28th, 2016, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carpano Antica Formula
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Carpano Antica Formula

Definitely my favorite sweet vermouth for cocktails. On the rocks with an orange twist is a great aperitif, too.
by MandyC
June 7th, 2016, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?
Replies: 190
Views: 12467

Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?

When I was in the business, I used to be think that some wineries didn't need to sell wine. I'm not saying this is the case with Seth. Yet, some places will make 25-75 cases and keep it for a year. I think you see more with Pinot Noir. I drink just as much Oregon Chardonnay as I do Pinot Noir. I'm ...
by MandyC
June 6th, 2016, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?
Replies: 190
Views: 12467

Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?

Is anyone familiar with the Morgen Long Chardonnay released today? I'm intrigued. This is an appropriate thread since it's priced at $50.
by MandyC
May 13th, 2016, 7:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 15783

Portland Eats

I had dinner at Castagna on Saturday and can gladly report that they were full.
by MandyC
May 7th, 2016, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?
Replies: 190
Views: 12467

Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?

Tasted a very nice chardonnay from Crowley at New Seasons today. Definitely worth the $25.
by MandyC
May 7th, 2016, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Franchere Syrah Havlin Vineyard Willamette Valley
Replies: 12
Views: 489

TN: 2013 Franchere Syrah Havlin Vineyard Willamette Valley

Thanks, Marcus. Looking forward to it. Lunch at Valley commissary sounds perfect.
by MandyC
May 3rd, 2016, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Franchere Syrah Havlin Vineyard Willamette Valley
Replies: 12
Views: 489

TN: 2013 Franchere Syrah Havlin Vineyard Willamette Valley

Popped and poured a bottle of the '14 tonight. Definitely higher in acid and lighter in body than I expect from syrah. Really lovely stuff.
by MandyC
April 28th, 2016, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Day Trip to Willamette Valley - Recommendations Needed
Replies: 34
Views: 1892

Day Trip to Willamette Valley - Recommendations Needed

Looking forward to hearing about your trip as I'll be spending a few days there week after next. Already have bookings at Goodfellow, PGC, Vincent, and am working on finalizing Walter Scott, Helioterra, and Crowley appointments. The first four along with Cameron, Seven of Hearts and Longplay repres...

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