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by JulianD
May 6th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 643
Views: 38646

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Has anyone tried the new Longrow Sherry? Want to see if it suffers from sulphur that some of their bottlings seem to have
by JulianD
April 25th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 126
Views: 7944

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

For those of you in SoCal, HiTime has a sale on Patron Barrel Select: $29 for Reposado, $31 for Anejo. I know not everyone is a fan of Patron, but still, pretty good deal for a well made & clean product.
by JulianD
April 21st, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italy wine shop recs
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Italy wine shop recs

Going to be in Italy next month, (Milan/Venice/Florence/Rome) are there any wine shops that are particularly notable/I should visit? (We won’t have time to do individual winery visits)
by JulianD
April 9th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3354
Views: 167974

Re: The Bourbon Thread

So I see K&L has 14 year single barrel Knob creek (120 proof) for $49. Any reason not to take that vs fellow Beam offering (and same mashbill) Booker’s (which runs $10 more) ?
by JulianD
April 9th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 126
Views: 7944

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Fortaleza anejo was great, blanco was meh

Lot 42/43 are supposed to have extra anejo blended in (and judging by the color, they do; definitely darker than the other lots)
by JulianD
March 28th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 54
Views: 4370

Re: Japanese Whiskey

I can’t even find most of them in japan, let alone the US
by JulianD
March 26th, 2019, 2:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Scotch Under $100
Replies: 105
Views: 3681

Re: Best Scotch Under $100

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 4:36 pm
Not a huge fan of scotch in that price pt but I would go with machir bay
Have you tried any of their 100% islay? I like the Machir, but am wondering if i should just eat the upcharge and go all the way
by JulianD
March 26th, 2019, 2:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3354
Views: 167974

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Seems pretty prevelant in Tokyo; have seen several stores with Blantons Gold (~$60), black (~$40), and the normal- silver? (I think $50). Was looking for the SFTB, but couldn’t find any
by JulianD
February 28th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3354
Views: 167974

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Not whiskey, but if you're in SoCal, Green Spot and Yellow spot at OC costcos for $40 and $80 respectively, with an additional $6 off when you buy two.
by JulianD
January 30th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release

Damn, looks like I'll be getting denied for my Sadie wishlist. They mentioned that production was down 50% (for those of you wondering why allocations were so tight this round)
by JulianD
January 29th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 174
Views: 14664

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

JKim wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 9:55 am
Also, TW needs a higher tier than Grand Reserve. The program has been too devalued with the ability to earn points so easily with 2-5x on some purchases. Just too many GR members at this point.
There's a point multiplier???
by JulianD
January 22nd, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3354
Views: 167974

Re: The Bourbon Thread

bradkaplan wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 4:24 pm
ooh, that's a good price, I need to see if my (not quite) local Costco has that in (at that price).
They also had the forester ‘statesman’ - I think for $42. Russell’s reserve 10 for $29. (This Costco is in Orange County)
by JulianD
January 22nd, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3354
Views: 167974

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Forester 1920 at Costco for $46
by JulianD
January 22nd, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release

Didn’t even see Sadie ... how can I request/wishlist?
by JulianD
January 19th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 54
Views: 4370

Re: Japanese Whiskey

Anyone know how pricing is in Japan? (significant discount? or relatively similar) Will be going next month and looking to pick up a few bottles.
by JulianD
January 13th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3354
Views: 167974

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Picked up some more 1920
What other bourbons would you liken the style of 1920 to? (never tried Old Forester)
by JulianD
January 12th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 185
Views: 10820

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

edited-info on other thread.
by JulianD
January 10th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 126
Views: 7944

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

D Lewis wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Thanks for the Tequila Ocho Repesado recommendation. I could only find it for around $63. My recommendations are now:

1. Don Julio 1942 $125
2. Corzo Anejo $56
3. Tequila Ocho Repesado $63
Youre in SoCal? HiTime has it for $44.
by JulianD
January 7th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 126
Views: 7944

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Best tequilas out there IMO: Fortaleza G4 Arte Nom Tequila Ocho All will blow you away. If you want the easiest pure sipper, go with the anejo. The reposados are all amazing as well. So, the same guy apparently makes G4 Pasote Terralta ArteNom all in the same facility, with the only difference bein...
by JulianD
December 31st, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with cardboard tubes
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: Help with cardboard tubes

c fu wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 3:31 pm
My storage facility charges $2 a month for 40 tubes. I could buy a bunch and after 4 years it'll pay for itself. I just can't think that far ahead :D
What facility is this? I can't find anywhere in LA/OC that is near that
by JulianD
December 26th, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline protocol
Replies: 55
Views: 1927

Re: Offline protocol

If you're not okay with sharing it, don't bring it.
by JulianD
December 24th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3354
Views: 167974

Re: The Bourbon Thread

For the booker special releases, are those done in the same style each year? (ex: ‘Kathleen’s batch’ will always feature the same type of flavors while ‘kitchen table’ will specialize in something else)

Or is it just ‘we thought this was the best blend for this quarter so we’re putting this out’
by JulianD
December 21st, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 126
Views: 7944

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

I go to Mexico pretty regularly- anyone have recommendations for Blancos/Platas to get over there that don't have wide distribution in the US? (or are significantly cheaper)
by JulianD
November 27th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sam Adams lager expresses terroir
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Sam Adams lager expresses terroir

Why can't beer have terroir?
by JulianD
November 16th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2417

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

K&L
Winex
Winebid

(HiTime for spirits)
by JulianD
November 14th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th
Replies: 67
Views: 5031

Re: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th

Surprised no one has mentioned the limerick lane
by JulianD
October 31st, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did you buy into 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur?
Replies: 36
Views: 1169

Re: Did you buy into 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur?

Backfilled on ‘15.

Is ‘18 supposed to be good? Haven’t heard anything about it
by JulianD
October 25th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to get a refund.
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

Re: Trying to get a refund.

Do you have some sort of email response from them stating that they could not procure the original wine and that you would be credited?
by JulianD
September 23rd, 2018, 2:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rising Price of Cornas
Replies: 175
Views: 7287

Re: The Rising Price of Cornas

2016 Guillaume Gilles coming in above $70. This is my last vintage. And I’m probably out for Gonon, Chave, Allemand, Jamet, Barge, Souhaut, and pretty much everything I’ve picked up even a few bottles of over the last five years. Pricing is total BS and apparently really elevated over European pric...
by JulianD
September 8th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 20% of Pétrus sold to a Columbian-American
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Re: 20% of Pétrus sold to a Columbian-American

^ we already knew they were fine
by JulianD
August 24th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gonon 2015
Replies: 240
Views: 7417

Re: Gonon 2015

c fu wrote:
August 24th, 2018, 4:31 pm
So. Looks like 16 gonon went up $5 at wholesale from Kermit. Not too bad
so thats $10-15 for the usual consumer?
by JulianD
August 14th, 2018, 10:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best IPA with significant distribution?
Replies: 40
Views: 2365

Re: Best IPA with significant distribution?

Speaking of Ballast, I much prefer the Manta Ray to the Sculpin- but the Sculpin is much more their main production (even see it at costco now)
by JulianD
August 6th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall Release 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 9662

Bedrock Fall Release 2018

Running out of space in my locker, so had to trim it down-

2x Heritage
1x Evangelho
1x Esola

Biggest decision was Evangelho vs Dolinsek.
by JulianD
August 1st, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?
Replies: 39
Views: 2711

Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?

OK everybody. I am left to assume that RP has incorrectly identified me as a critical commentator/poster in some long-ago thread and does not want my business. I must admit that I too suspect a computer glitch. There have been other constant senders (Netflix, LastBottle, etc) that I have intentiona...
by JulianD
July 25th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs
Replies: 51
Views: 5543

Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs

Lapierre's Julienas-was that a one vintage production due to low volumes that year, or will he be producing more from that site?
by JulianD
July 14th, 2018, 11:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3354
Views: 167974

The Bourbon Thread

Bookers for $50 at KLWines, have prices dropped?
by JulianD
July 14th, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1187896

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

R_Gilbane wrote:
Who exactly is making that claim?
You want the name of every person who has ever made that claim? C'mon man.

There is a general sense (posted or alluded to in several threads) 'I don't have to worry about fakes because I don't buy $$$$ wine'
by JulianD
July 11th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 211
Views: 11070

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

Jeff Leve wrote:At least IMO, 2017 is not an overpriced vintage, it is an overprice futures campaign.
Since all we have currently is a futures campaign, isntthat the same thing?
by JulianD
July 6th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée
Replies: 88
Views: 3899

Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée

Havent seen an email, bought the cuvee
by JulianD
June 29th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Improvement in June, down 6
by JulianD
June 20th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline Etiquette
Replies: 229
Views: 9569

Offline Etiquette

If you drop off the wine ahead of time, some restaurants will decant for you.
by JulianD
June 18th, 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 211
Views: 11070

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

Completely passed this year in favor of adding more 15/16
by JulianD
June 14th, 2018, 12:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Parkerization Lie
Replies: 180
Views: 7216

The Big Parkerization Lie

Wish she would spend as much time writing up
1 - results of the inquiry into their Sake rankings/insider deals.
2 - rise and fall of their 'wine benchmarking/consulting service'.
by JulianD
June 13th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Braised Short Ribs - pair with Burgundy?
Replies: 26
Views: 747

Braised Short Ribs - pair with Burgundy?

Any and all those should be great. And (if you haven't already) keep an eye out for the prime short ribs, even better! These ARE the Prime short ribs! We only go to Costco once a month, and always get them. I just wonder if Burgundy has the substance to match up I can never find them.. are they in ...
by JulianD
June 4th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the "great" roses you've had?
Replies: 127
Views: 4003

What are the "great" roses you've had?

No mentions of Gros Nore?
by JulianD
June 1st, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Home Depot wine coolers
Replies: 27
Views: 1844

Home Depot wine coolers

Joshua Kates wrote:For way smaller amounts (30-50), I like Danby; Home Depot regularly has a 36 bottle for under $200 with free shipping. (I own 10; so far they've held up fine, better than Kenmore or Edgestar with its weird Piezotronic cooling.)
You own ten of the wine coolers?!
by JulianD
June 1st, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Added a case this month.

Goal for the year is to cut 4 cases or so.

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