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by JohnCummings
April 7th, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 192 Bottle Metal Wine Rack - Portland, OR local pick up only
Replies: 0
Views: 186

192 Bottle Metal Wine Rack - Portland, OR local pick up only

This is the HD 8 Column Full Height Double deep rack from Wine Racks America and measures 67 1/8" high x 29 1/2" wide x 24 1/2" deep. Details are here: https://wineracksamerica.com/product/8col-fh-dd/. The rack cost $900 new, any offers? I no longer need this as I moved my wine to a f...
by JohnCummings
January 2nd, 2021, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Fridge or Interior Closet - Help Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Wine Fridge or Interior Closet - Help Please

Erik - depending on where you live, you may be able to rent a wine storage locker which will help lower the cash commitment and even out the cash flow. I live in the SF Bay Area and have a locker I pay $62 per month rent that fits 250 bottles. After 32 months of course you begin to pay more for the ...
by JohnCummings
January 1st, 2021, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glass Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Re: Wine Glass Help?

I’m not opposed to buying a couple of sets. I discovered this forum a month ago and and really looking forward to berserker day. Gavin - So just to jump in here, a couple of additional thoughts. The first is do you want to have multiple stem types for the different wines (as Patrick suggests) or a ...
by JohnCummings
January 1st, 2021, 11:29 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: French Wines - Where To Start
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: French Wines - Where To Start

Jon - Glad you found the links useful. As to your question, yes absolutely, purchasing recent vintages will absolutely allow you to grow your collection long term. This being said, I wonder how you will know what to purchase of you do not purchase some to taste now before you go long and lay some do...
by JohnCummings
January 1st, 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhone trip revisited: California vs. Rhone blind tasting
Replies: 46
Views: 4871

Re: Rhone trip revisited: California vs. Rhone blind tasting

Casey Hartlip wrote: January 1st, 2021, 5:41 pm I'm glad this came back. Missed it before.
Ditto - thanks to Nate for bringing this back!
by JohnCummings
January 1st, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 5246

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

Hmmm... Red Bordeaux Blend 24.2% Pinot Noir 15.8% Syrah 12.0% Cabernet Sauvignon 10.2% Chardonnay 3.8% The remaining 36% is spilt among 57 different varieties according to CT. Country-wise, 83% of the cellar is from France and the US, the remainder is split between Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Sou...
by JohnCummings
January 1st, 2021, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you want to try in 2021????
Replies: 100
Views: 3957

Re: What do you want to try in 2021????

Nothing specific, just focused on learning and tasting more Italian in 2021. Just had a Chianti Classico Riserva last night that was an amazing pairing with a Porchetta, so lots to learn.
by JohnCummings
January 1st, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: French Wines - Where To Start
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: French Wines - Where To Start

am looking for some bottles in the $40-$100 range from recent vintages to try and in particular I am interested in trying some wines from Bordeaux/Burgundy newhere. I am based in Australia so while there is a good selection of producers available, if it is more obscure it may be hard to find and th...
by JohnCummings
December 31st, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How often do you know the wine?
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Re: How often do you know the wine?

I learned quickly by reading through auction catalogues (see this one for example https://auction.zachys.com/AuctionDetails.aspx?auctionid=95) Auction catalogues are a good source for familiarizing yourself with what’s “blue chip”, they are well organized (red the index at the back which is usually...
by JohnCummings
December 30th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How often do you know the wine?
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Re: How often do you know the wine?

A lot of it comes down to what area you choose to focus as well as those well recognized names. I am completely aligned with Andrew on this. Also, I would add "producer" to Andrew's statement (what area and producer). My dad was an airline pilot, but he bought a farm and so I grew up gett...
by JohnCummings
December 29th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 1998 -2001 Rhone
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: 1998 -2001 Rhone

Email sent as well
by JohnCummings
December 26th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4353

Re: Your Christmas wine?

Egrot et Filles NV - paired brilliantly with the Mushroom Consumme that my wife had been working on for days
1990 La Conseillante with the Duck Roti and Cheese Course, one of my favorite wines...

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by JohnCummings
December 26th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 117
Views: 5428

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

Yep - just did this and was surprised by how little Italian I have, now reading up on Italy and Spain to determine what to add to the cellar...

USA 47.6%
France 35.7%
Italy 6.4%
Australia 4.5%
New Zealand 1.5%
South Africa 1.5%
Spain 1.3%
by JohnCummings
December 20th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: JK Adams Wood Wine Racks Free for Pick-up SF Bay Area Only
Replies: 0
Views: 298

JK Adams Wood Wine Racks Free for Pick-up SF Bay Area Only

I have some JK Adams Wine Racks ( https://www.jkadams.com/product/ash-modular-wine-rack/wooden-wine-racks ) I am no longer using. I have 2 units that are assembled to 11 wide x 8 high, but I did not use glue, so with a rubber mallet, they can be knocked a part and be reconfigured, or used for firewo...
by JohnCummings
October 22nd, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 675
Views: 41654

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Robert M yers wrote: October 22nd, 2020, 8:35 pm [scratch.gif] If they have 2 six packs don’t they have a case [scratch.gif]
12 bottle case is $99
6 bottle case is $69

So more marginal margin on the 6 bottle - I am thinking that is why the 12s were limited.

But in the vein of other posters "Qupe for $11.5 a bottle - I'm in"
by JohnCummings
July 11th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Charity Wine Raffle
Replies: 44
Views: 2085

Re: Charity Wine Raffle

Great cause - in for 10 tickets on each - thanks for posting!!
by JohnCummings
May 9th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.
Replies: 86
Views: 8051

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.

mattcitrang wrote: May 6th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Abbie S. wrote: May 6th, 2020, 4:17 pm I am loving the Muscat. I just ordered another case. The first case is disappearing quickly...
+10
In for two cases after realizing only one bottle of the 6 is left!
by JohnCummings
April 26th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 290
Views: 27649

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Not sure there is a glass better under $25. I bought an 8 pack so it was $21 a glass. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Just got my six pack and could not agree more - best stem around for 25 bucks - I love my GGG, but break 1 every other month (I'am a clutz pileon) and so these are the new daily stems. All the GG ...
by JohnCummings
April 25th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: 3 New Patricia Green Cellars C-19 Quarantine Offerings
Replies: 19
Views: 3211

Re: 3 New Patricia Green Cellars C-19 Quarantine Offerings

Jim - just received the Muscat earlier in the week and paired with mediterranean take out, it was fantastic - cannot wait to pair it with some Thai! Thanks for a great wine at a steal of a price! I think this may become the "its 3PM and no more meetings today" wine! Thanks for the new sele...
by JohnCummings
March 19th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2696

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Sent via Venmo, best of luck to Jen!
by JohnCummings
February 13th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Winery tour in Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Winery tour in Bordeaux

Craig G wrote: February 9th, 2019, 10:52 pm That sounds like a great recommendation, John. We should get together for some more La Conseillante soon!
Craig - are you back in town? Would love to do that - been building the library champagne.gif [cheers.gif]
by JohnCummings
February 9th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Winery tour in Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Winery tour in Bordeaux

Ok - I just lost my last response to your question, which is good, because it was a bit of tome as I cannot say enough GREAT things about Dewey Markham http://dmjwineworks.com/biography.php. We spent two days with him in 2017 (one in the right bank and one in the left) and are going back this year t...
by JohnCummings
September 12th, 2018, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Kutch
Replies: 52
Views: 3907

Re: 2016 Kutch

So glad I had time to get back to this board and find this producer and sign up on the mailing list literally days before the release - order in!

Thanks all!!
by JohnCummings
September 9th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Southern Rhone Lovers... Where Can They Be Found
Replies: 43
Views: 2330

Re: Southern Rhone Lovers... Where Can They Be Found

Long-time Rhone lover here. First Northern, then Southern. I read all of the Rhone posts here with interest even though I don’t often respond. As very much a newcomer, it was a trip to the Northern Rhone and a day tour with a wine maker which started me collecting wine, although I must admit other ...
by JohnCummings
August 20th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SQN to share: Pending
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: SQN to share

PM Sent
by JohnCummings
October 12th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 99091

Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma

Justin Wittkopf wrote:Roy Piper got to the edge of Silverado and Pickett Lane and saw no damage. Merril's house still there. :)
Great news - so glad!
by JohnCummings
October 11th, 2017, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 99091

Catastrophic Fires In Napa

Likely everything is gone. Now I am trying to take care of my kid. Once a mother, always a mother. Both of us can't be strong or down at once. We keep trading places. I am running on empty, for sure. I have tears in my eyes reading this. I'm going to look for pictures of our visit a couple of years...
by JohnCummings
April 22nd, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline May 8 - Sole
Replies: 136
Views: 5848

SF/Peninsula Offline May 8

dteng wrote:George has wine?
Oh, maybe not. I saw a lot of Boxes with a wine glass on the label and spouts on the side...
by JohnCummings
April 22nd, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline May 8 - Sole
Replies: 136
Views: 5848

SF/Peninsula Offline May 8

I'm in - are we bringing anything - or just drinking all of George's wines???
by JohnCummings
March 10th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5651

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC

Larry Stein wrote: we get reasonable pours of each wine.
Well heck, if there is no corkage, we can bring more wine.

Generous pours for everyone!!!

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by JohnCummings
March 7th, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5651

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - Menlo Grill

Alan Rath wrote:Definitely unanimous [cheers.gif]
OK, I will leave the La Spinetta in the car "just in case"...
by JohnCummings
March 7th, 2017, 9:02 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5651

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - Menlo Grill

But now, let's stick with a bottle a person. We should still have PLENTY of wine. Having said that, perhaps it's even more important to bring no plonk!! This may be our last gathering at MG? So let's go out with a bang! (Sean, if you want to bring extra DRC, I'll pay your corkage ;) ) OK, so if the...
by JohnCummings
February 27th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5651

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20

dteng wrote:So what is everyone bringing?
I have a 1997 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Riserva Vürsù Vigneto Valeirano that I thought we could try, and perhaps also bring a 2002 The Standish Shiraz as a backup...
by JohnCummings
February 20th, 2017, 7:21 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5651

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20

Wes Barton wrote:
JohnCummings wrote:
dteng wrote:Larry, you bring the pole and entertainment.
Alan, you bring the merlot.
I'll bring Virginia Madsen.

Hey all - so sad to have missed the last few - room for one more?
Yeah, you make #10.

Does the table seat 10 or 12?
Excellent - thank you.
by JohnCummings
February 19th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5651

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20

dteng wrote:Larry, you bring the pole and entertainment.
Alan, you bring the merlot.
I'll bring Virginia Madsen.

Hey all - so sad to have missed the last few - room for one more?
by JohnCummings
February 12th, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12914
Views: 533156

What bottle of wine did you open today?

A 2005 Jasper Hill Grenache Cornella Vineyard that was a HUGE wine and then a surprisingly refreshing Pinot Noir from Truchard in Sonoma...
by JohnCummings
November 16th, 2016, 7:35 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Peninsula 3RD ANNUAL FESTA DEL TARTUFO - Nov 19 UPDATED
Replies: 43
Views: 2638

SF Peninsula 3RD ANNUAL FESTA DEL TARTUFO - Nov 19 UPDATED

George Chadwick wrote:I'm bringing a 1958 Barolo and another one more recent.
Nice - my humble offering will be a very young 1996 Barbaresco....
by JohnCummings
October 4th, 2016, 9:30 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill
Replies: 98
Views: 4300

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill

dteng wrote:Btw - OUTSTANDING group of wines last night...
Indeed - absolutely fantastic mix - thanks everyone!!
by JohnCummings
October 2nd, 2016, 8:57 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill
Replies: 98
Views: 4300

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill

No soup for you! Sirs - My apologies, I have the 2006 La Conseillante is in off site storage, so no ability to decant prior to our meeting. So if you are online, please let me know if you would prefer: 1) The 2006 La Conseillante as I can stop by off site storage prior to arriving but will not be a...
by JohnCummings
September 30th, 2016, 10:24 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill
Replies: 98
Views: 4300

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill

Wes Barton wrote:I've got Listan Prieto to play with, so can't make it.
Yep - bringing 2006 La Conseillante
by JohnCummings
September 15th, 2016, 10:15 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill
Replies: 98
Views: 4300

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill

Count me in, or put me on the waiting list!
by JohnCummings
September 5th, 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sonoma and Napa
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Sonoma and Napa

Agree with Brian about splitting it up, though I would recommend Yountville on the Napa side, and my preference is for Healdsburg on the Sonoma side. Yountville is a quaint smaller town, right off the main road (29, but then everything is along 29). Lots of good eating, and if you decide you want t...
by JohnCummings
August 16th, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*
Replies: 56
Views: 3121

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*

All - thanks for a great night and helping me continue my exposure and education.

Looking forward to the next one!

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by JohnCummings
August 14th, 2016, 9:15 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*
Replies: 56
Views: 3121

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*

J. Galang wrote:Anyone here bringing a champagne? Thinking of bringing one for tomorrow.

- Joel
Nope, I am still in and bringing the 2009 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino - see you tomorrow!
by JohnCummings
August 7th, 2016, 3:42 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*
Replies: 56
Views: 3121

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*

Bringing stems is preferable, though they'll supply some if you forget. Doesn't have to be eyetalian, just whatever you feel like sharing. We typically don't do flights, just pass wine around the table. So one or two glasses is usually enough - or whatever you want for yourself. Perfect - thanks, I...

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