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by JulianD
January 22nd, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3189
Views: 157553

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: 3189
Views: 157553

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: 13
Views: 734

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: 43
Views: 3499

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: 3189
Views: 157553

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: 127
Views: 4758

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: 115
Views: 6882

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: 115
Views: 6882

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: 369

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: 1852

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: 3189
Views: 157553

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: 115
Views: 6882

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: 519

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: 2192

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: 4662

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: 1073

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: 2206

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: 6949

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: 1350

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: 7124

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: 2081

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: 8963

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: 2525

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: 50
Views: 4741

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: 3189
Views: 157553

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: 1173568

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: 10747

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: 3653

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: 310
Views: 13081

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: 9271

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: 10747

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: 6990

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: 717

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: 3833

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: 1745

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: 310
Views: 13081

Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Added a case this month.

Goal for the year is to cut 4 cases or so.
by JulianD
May 29th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 98
Views: 9243

Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

Did he post on the St.Joseph? (didn't see it)
by JulianD
May 26th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gratuity tax?
Replies: 45
Views: 2211

Gratuity tax?

what irritates me is the “x% added for employee health care.” Add it to the cost of food and pay the employees’ benefits yourself. Let me then decide if I want to order the item. Just grates on me. This. I mean... shouldn't you factor in your costs to your products? Nope, just gonna add it later. R...
by JulianD
May 24th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gratuity tax?
Replies: 45
Views: 2211

Gratuity tax?

^ haha. That’s pretty good
by JulianD
May 24th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gratuity tax?
Replies: 45
Views: 2211

Gratuity tax?

alan weinberg wrote:what irritates me is the “x% added for employee health care.” Add it to the cost of food and pay the employees’ benefits yourself. Let me then decide if I want to order the item. Just grates on me.
This. I mean... shouldn't you factor in your costs to your products? Nope, just gonna add it later.
by JulianD
May 24th, 2018, 12:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gratuity tax?
Replies: 45
Views: 2211

Gratuity tax?

Wonder if you could put a negative number if the service sucked
by JulianD
May 20th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you do? "Temperature Controlled Shipping"
Replies: 36
Views: 1202

What would you do? "Temperature Controlled Shipping"

Damn, didn't know it was that bad
by JulianD
May 17th, 2018, 11:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mezcal advice?
Replies: 33
Views: 2238

Mezcal advice?

Been working on some Alipus mezcal - pretty good
by JulianD
May 16th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 211
Views: 10747

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

Sorry- meant 17, edited
by JulianD
May 16th, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 211
Views: 10747

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

What is the chateau strategy for such high prices across the board? Yes, it's lower than 2016, but 2016 was considered an extraordinary vintage. Prices are higher than 2015, which was also considered a superior vintage. Who's buying the wines? they are getting greedy, seems as simple as that. They ...
by JulianD
May 16th, 2018, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Northern Rhone Vintage
Replies: 7
Views: 558

2017 Northern Rhone Vintage

Josh Grossman wrote:I'm starting to get offers for 2017 Northern Rhones. Heard it was hot and dry and comparable to 2003--which was good but not as good as '15 or '16. Are you buying '17s?
I'm still confused on '16- heard all the fervor about '15 and seemed to hear nothing about '16.
by JulianD
May 7th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting Room Bingo!
Replies: 20
Views: 1094

Tasting Room Bingo!

'Getting an all rose flight'

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