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by JulianD
April 20th, 2021, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Bordeaux
Replies: 46
Views: 2718

Re: 2020 Bordeaux

Depending on merchant, most of these have been delivered now. Certainly everything I mentioned above that I owned was at least initially delivered a few months ago. Not all merchants have had deliveries yet - e.g. I have Pontet Canet with two merchants, one has theirs, the other hasnt. I still have...
by JulianD
April 20th, 2021, 12:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4190
Views: 246797

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Where are you guys getting Blanton's Gold? My place that does more business than anyone in the state and gets everything says they get 3 bottles a year. My understanding is that Blanton's Gold is not distributed in the United States at all (officially, any way), so any that appears will have been s...
by JulianD
April 19th, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 892
Views: 62658

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Edit: Didn't realize the last time I chimed in on this thread was when I was drinking the exact same whisky. Oh well. I did buy and try the re-charred Oloroso matured Kilkerran 8 and while it is drastically different, it is certainly an amazing Whisky just as its Bourbon matured counterpart is. I'v...
by JulianD
April 19th, 2021, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Bordeaux
Replies: 46
Views: 2718

Re: 2020 Bordeaux

First off, nobody knows what will happen. But if you want a guess, 2020 will be more expensive than 2019. Yields are lower in 2020, so less wine. Plus, the devastating frosts this week will reduce quantity for 2021. And the markets are up from last year, so buyers have more disposable income. Most ...
by JulianD
April 16th, 2021, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: info re red Bdx to try
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: info re red Bdx to try

I think "FV" + "WS" is really useful to me re this, as I have some idea of some of FV's palates, and very little of those on WB or BWE {other than JH disliking GPL, which I do not (esp. 2016)} Most everybody seems to like the 2010 Cantemerle (I am currently drinking some with gr...
by JulianD
April 16th, 2021, 3:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?
Replies: 32
Views: 1486

Re: What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?

Steve Saxon wrote: April 14th, 2021, 9:13 am I found Green Spot at a Costco in Scottsdale, Az this week for $40 a bottle, had to buy a 6 pack.
Sometimes the SoCal costcos do a 'buy 1 get 1 $10 off the second' for Green and Yellow Spot.
by JulianD
April 16th, 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breakage Using Pulp Wine Shippers
Replies: 49
Views: 1759

Re: Breakage Using Pulp Wine Shippers

Never had a bottle break on Styro or pulp- but every Styro has little crumbs that get everywhere... such a pain.
by JulianD
April 13th, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 28
Views: 1805

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

nevermind- addressed above
by JulianD
April 12th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 28
Views: 1805

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Something odd happened last night to one of my bids I have never seen before. I put in bids on a two-bottle lot with a max bid of $150 (first bid was $135). Later in the week, someone bid the next increment, $145, on both bottles, but I was still winning both bottles at $145. Late on Sunday, someon...
by JulianD
April 11th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Piedmont Vintages Are You Backfilling?
Replies: 37
Views: 1878

Re: What Piedmont Vintages Are You Backfilling?

I've been buying '13s, but that's not quite as far back as you're talking about
by JulianD
April 8th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 2169

Re: Grenache Curious

From France, a relatively expensive version is Domaine Pierre Usseglio's Cuvée Mon Aïeul, which is usually mostly, if not all Grenache. Another CdP that's almost entirely Grenache is Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes, which is usually a nice version. Are Pierre and Raymond Usseglio related? (I see...
by JulianD
March 30th, 2021, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso take II
Replies: 25
Views: 1299

Re: Paso take II

In the midst of planning our return trip and you all were such help the first time around so I thought I'd ask some advice again. This time we have a few couples we are bringing along for the ride. A couple of them aren't the biggest wine drinkers so looking for a good mix of wine and ambiance and ...
by JulianD
March 29th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4190
Views: 246797

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Has anyone been trying the Makers Wood Finishing Series? (SE4 and the new FAE) I had the first one - RC6- and thought it was very nice and a big step up from regular MM. I have a bottle of the SE4 but haven’t popped it yet. If I come across the FAE at msrp I’ll probably get one. I wasnt able to get...
by JulianD
March 28th, 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4190
Views: 246797

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Has anyone been trying the Makers Wood Finishing Series? (SE4 and the new FAE)
by JulianD
March 28th, 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4190
Views: 246797

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Michael S. Monie wrote: March 27th, 2021, 11:03 am Good day yesterday. Got 2 McKenna 10yr B in B, regular Blanton's, Stagg Jr Batch 12, and Tears of Lorona tequila.
Blantons and a Stagg? Well done!
by JulianD
March 19th, 2021, 8:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?
Replies: 22
Views: 1584

Re: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?

I have gotten my few bottles through loyalty programs. I live in LA and there are a local high end wine/liquor market and they decided rare bottles based on past year purchases. I had to ask about it but was thankful since I was able to land a few bottles of Stagg and Eagle Rare 17. I never did qui...
by JulianD
March 17th, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3206
Views: 395673

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Do Amex Wine.com offers come back after a time? (month or two later?)
by JulianD
March 13th, 2021, 12:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Whisky Glasses
Replies: 19
Views: 3604

Re: Best Whisky Glasses

Spiegelau Willsberger Anniversary Whisky Glass https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.escdn.nl%2Fimages%2Fresized%2F404108%3A471%3A705%3Acontain.jpg&f=1&nofb=1 the Cognac is nice as well https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ebayimg.com%2Fi...
by JulianD
March 12th, 2021, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3206
Views: 395673

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Had the $30 off $100 on my Amex no fee Hilton.


Any particularly particular wines I should check out? Was looking at the LdH Tondonia and l'ecole Ferguson so far
by JulianD
March 12th, 2021, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1146
Views: 61205

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

YoY I'm down a few cases of wine but up a few cases of spirits...not sure what to make of that.
by JulianD
March 10th, 2021, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ferrando “Etichetta Bianco” Carema
Replies: 32
Views: 1188

Re: TN: 2010 Ferrando “Etichetta Bianco” Carema

Are the black label generally worth the upcharge over the white?
by JulianD
February 24th, 2021, 8:29 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 300
Views: 41046

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Also got a Blanton's. Good friend with 50,000 points got one too. Last year I got a RVW '12. The only thing that seemed fair was a friend who was shut out last year got a WLW this year. He's happy. The strange thing is we hear employees are "lucky" and getting better stuff than the custom...
by JulianD
February 23rd, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 300
Views: 41046

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

noah y wrote: February 23rd, 2021, 3:04 pm Got a 20 year. Pretty psyched. I had a lot more points last year than this year and was empty handed last go round. Nature of a lottery I guess...
Nice! The lotteries are state specific right? (So I’d be competing against everyone from California, right?)
by JulianD
February 23rd, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 300
Views: 41046

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Got a Blantons, could be a hell of a lot worse. Don't know if it's worth getting grand reserve for though...
by JulianD
February 9th, 2021, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release
Replies: 178
Views: 16701

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/24

Description of the Sonoma Cab definitely intrigued...
by JulianD
February 9th, 2021, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "55 Degrees" Wine Storage Facility in St. Helena, CA
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: "55 Degrees" Wine Storage Facility in St. Helena, CA

I think that’s who Full Pull uses/recommends as well
by JulianD
February 7th, 2021, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3270
Views: 227128

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Couldn't resist any longer, and popped a 2019 California Syrah last night. Opened to a whiff of reduction, and poured into a decanter to get some air. Almost immediately blue and black fruit aromas began to show off with a little olive, and I felt a sinking feeling in my stomach as I realized that ...
by JulianD
February 6th, 2021, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 5147

Re: K&L

Not wine, but they have really good scotch, tequila, and mezcal offerings
by JulianD
February 3rd, 2021, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forgotten order placed at Zachys in 2010...
Replies: 15
Views: 1928

Re: Forgotten order placed at Zachys in 2010...

I'm pretty sure I have an order from 2018 to pick up at Wine Exchange, but I'm scared to ask if it's still there or not.
by JulianD
January 29th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Buying Premium Bourbon
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: Buying Premium Bourbon

K&L wines in the Bay Area will sell the allocated bourbons at retail when they get them in but they’ll sell out online in minutes. If you keep paying close attention to their site you can find them when they go on. If they don’t ship to your state you can have them held for pickup and go get th...
by JulianD
January 29th, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?
Replies: 32
Views: 1486

Re: What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?

Yellow Spot tonight - my favorite of the lineup (have not yet tried to new cask strength Blue Spot)
by JulianD
January 25th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 41
Views: 2965

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

3x Pesenti
3x Dragon
2x Casa Nuestra (wish 1 more)
by JulianD
January 7th, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4190
Views: 246797

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Blantons is harder to get but still around, I have nearly a lifetime supply in the cellar I just bought off the shelf locally. is this your magical ralphs again? still can't find one close to me that carries it. No, although I’ve seen it at the Westwood store the last couple times I’ve been there. ...
by JulianD
January 5th, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4190
Views: 246797

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: December 31st, 2020, 7:00 pm Blantons is harder to get but still around, I have nearly a lifetime supply in the cellar I just bought off the shelf locally.
is this your magical ralphs again? still can't find one close to me that carries it.
by JulianD
December 28th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 6357

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

Craig G wrote: December 28th, 2020, 3:12 pm This has really elevated taking offense to a fine art. I mean, taking offense to an entire thread by starting a new thread about it, and then pre-emptively taking offense to the anticipated replies... it’s masterful stuff.
+1
by JulianD
December 28th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 6357

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

We have had a lot of threads lately about wine cellar diversity among countries, regions, and even obscure grape varieties as if diversity is an end in itself. I will admit that when I was younger, I tried a lot of different types of wines. I have kept buying the ones I like and have stopped buying...
by JulianD
December 25th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gmail and wine email blasts
Replies: 18
Views: 1574

Re: Gmail and wine email blasts

This is for anyone who has a Gmail account that they use to subscribe to wine merchants. If you've noticed a lack of blast e-mails in the past couple weeks with wine offers, it looks as though Gmail has been clamping down and blocking incoming traffic from high volume e-mail domains. Envoyer, and I...
by JulianD
December 19th, 2020, 12:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 892
Views: 62658

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

K John Joseph wrote: December 10th, 2020, 2:36 pm Anyone had Talisker 18 and, if so, how is it? Worth the tariff?
It's good, but it's much softer than the 10 (if you like the in-your-face-peat, you might like the 10 better)
by JulianD
December 19th, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4190
Views: 246797

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Andrew Kotowski wrote: December 18th, 2020, 5:46 pm Blantons in the house!!!
straight from the barrel too! nice
by JulianD
December 14th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3455

Re: Never received shipment

Had this issue with fedex last month - claimed they delivered, got signature (I don't recognize the name). In process of trying to file claim
by JulianD
November 19th, 2020, 1:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 8276

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

schäfer fröhlich spatlese --> turley ueberroth --> (maybe a sauternes)
by JulianD
November 18th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3270
Views: 227128

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Anyone drink any 16s lately? Wondering when they should start drinking well
by JulianD
November 16th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 109
Views: 9821

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Do all of Lapierre/Foillard/etc use carbonic maceration? (are there any of the big names that don't) This begs a lot of questions! Strict carbonic maceration is when you put the grapes in the tank, without any crushing, and leave the bottom valve open so any juice that's released drains out: fermen...
by JulianD
November 15th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 109
Views: 9821

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Do all of Lapierre/Foillard/etc use carbonic maceration? (are there any of the big names that don't)
by JulianD
November 13th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?
Replies: 47
Views: 3023

Re: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?

I kept Bedrock and Turley (Turley just for Ueberroth/Dragon/Pesenti)
by JulianD
November 3rd, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11662

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Depending on the result, may just move to cask strength bourbon
by JulianD
November 2nd, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10424

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Anyway we can ask questions ahead of time? Would be cool/more organized (and he can be more in-depth)
by JulianD
November 2nd, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9808

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

To be fair to OP - if he just said COOKED v CORKED we wouldn't really have this long thread of people teasing him, cause that cork is definitely a cooked wine. It might not have been as long but the focus of the thread as a threat to action for K&L would have been the same. He could have been m...
by JulianD
October 29th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4190
Views: 246797

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Adam Noble wrote: October 28th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Kris Patten wrote: October 28th, 2020, 8:08 pm I can help with a barrel we sell if available.

Let me know in PM.
Weller Single Barrel pick?
That would be fun
by JulianD
October 28th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Conversations
Replies: 53
Views: 4869

Re: Bedrock Wine Conversations

Wished they had talked more about '18 - I know it's a recent vintage, but would still like to see they compare it to others.

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