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by Chris Freemott
September 14th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 2747

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

With the nuances and huge variances in US liquor sales laws, could there be other outcomes from this? I think I've read (maybe here?) that some states have distribution laws which may not be as restrictive based on the age of the wine...Then again, I could have my head up my ass, wouldn't be the fir...
by Chris Freemott
August 30th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice for flying South African wines from SA back to the US
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: Advice for flying South African wines from SA back to the US

Easy. Pour all the Pinotage out and bring home the bottles empty.
by Chris Freemott
August 24th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Thanks Peter and Brad. Kind of you.

The tasting stem is indeed hand blown. And available on the site for sale. :)
by Chris Freemott
August 16th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

it is a deal at $45.00

:)
by Chris Freemott
August 16th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

John,
thanks
quick question, you use "GG", on the board that's typically meant Gabriel Gold, their mouth-blown stem at $55. is that your intent or is that a machine stem by them for $28?

My tasting glass is a 6 units at a time only package
6 = 15/stem / $90/box
12+ is 12.50/stem / $144/box



Chris
by Chris Freemott
July 30th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Alan, send me an email @ chris@cjfselections.com - I'll print it on your behalf and we never include an invoice, so the costs won't be disclosed...not a problem at all...
by Chris Freemott
July 30th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2300

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

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Liberté on left tasting on right. 4 ounce pour each.
by Chris Freemott
July 30th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2300

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Carlton, will figure out a photo post later tonight -yes, dishwasher safe. they were designed specifically for the rigors and abuse a restaurant/tasting room/country club would expose them to...
by Chris Freemott
July 30th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Peter, try your Italian's in the Cru....
by Chris Freemott
July 30th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2300

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

To be self-promoting, we have a new 'tasting room' glass which is handblown, but far more durable (more glass), it's a hybrid between our 1855 and Liberté stem. 6 packs are $90.00 all in. Nachtmann does have a similar glass to Zalto, but I feel their size and replica of the design but with far more ...
by Chris Freemott
July 29th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Susan, The breakage rate on the 1855 shouldn't be that high on subsequent production runs. One of the reasons why I had the $10.00 replacement was because of the production cycles requiring a few runs to get the process down. There is no dispute some of the stems shipped have the potential for fragi...
by Chris Freemott
July 29th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Susan, The breakage rate on the 1855 shouldn't be that high on subsequent production runs. One of the reasons why I had the $10.00 replacement was because of the production cycles requiring a few runs to get the process down. There is no dispute some of the stems shipped have the potential for fragi...
by Chris Freemott
July 25th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1968
Views: 166026

Re: Steak Porn

I'm with Jason...i've worked quite hard at making sure my protein is salted several days before cooking. I love a roast chicken on Thursday that I salted on Monday and dried in the fridge. the skin cracks like glass.
by Chris Freemott
July 4th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Waffle Iron ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: Favorite Waffle Iron ?

All-Clad 4 Square in this house. Nice device. In fact we are using it today with an overnight yeasted recipe, which is such a vastly superior waffle it boggles the mind.
by Chris Freemott
June 19th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Martin
Higher acid - Mineralité
Broader range of bubble consumption in both age and style? go Liberté

-Chris
by Chris Freemott
June 18th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

I'm going to snag some of the narrower bowl Grassl for champagne. Any suggestions on that front? Liberté or Mineralité the opening of the glass on the L is larger than the M. To some, this is bothersome (bridge of nose can hit the other side on an M). To others, it's a non-issue and they take the t...
by Chris Freemott
June 17th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

FYI, we are releasing a tasting glass shortly. Update to come but it's an affordable ($20.00 or less) hand-blown stem designed to withstand the rigors of more use in a commercial setting. I have some out in the wild to get reviews but pretty stoked about this one. It looks like a mini-Liberté. Web p...
by Chris Freemott
June 17th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

WB folks, if you break one - go to the site, drop a glass in your cart and use REPLACEMENT - this drops the price to $10 (yes, I check you knuckleheads...) for the breakage warranty for WB participants.
by Chris Freemott
June 14th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Decanters landed today
Unpacking 6 pallets of stuff this weekend but all remaining orders will be filled this pending week.
Thanks for the patience.
by Chris Freemott
June 9th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 59
Views: 3780

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

“Those Fallot mustards are great, although the tarragon flavor is so strong in that one that I need to mix it with another mustard if using a significant amount.” Doug, my favorite use for this mustard is in a tarragon cream sauce for roast chicken. I deglaze my roasting pan with white wine and blen...
by Chris Freemott
June 9th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 2094

Re: Misen Chef's Knife

I have the knife. Like it. Multiple knives for a kitchen aren’t a terrible strategy and having this one in your arsenal is appropriate as it is a solid value.

What I love are their non stick pans. Really a great product.
by Chris Freemott
May 12th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Thomas
I no longer sell Gabriel stems.

We may be able to facilitate a delivery to Bordeaux for Grassl, but not Gabriel.

please feel free to email me directly @ cfreemott@mac.com
by Chris Freemott
May 5th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cameron Hughes 'Lot 303' [Stags Leap District]
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: TN: 2009 Cameron Hughes 'Lot 303' [Stags Leap District]

$17-$30 bucks but averaging in the 20's.
by Chris Freemott
May 4th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Thank you Henry. You got glasses from Alexander didn’t you?
by Chris Freemott
May 3rd, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Roulot has moved to our Liberté from Z U and Conterno is tasting his lineup in May with my business partner from our stems.
by Chris Freemott
May 3rd, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Indeed they are.
by Chris Freemott
May 3rd, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16639

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Andrew I’ll send you tubes.
by Chris Freemott
April 8th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

We changed site providers but the code would have expired by now. Reach out directly and I’ll
Work with you on a price.

Yes zendesk is live. Let me see what I missed. Was in France last week for my birthday.
by Chris Freemott
April 5th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Glasses have landed. Will be at my home today or Monday. Dispatch coordinating with my admin. I return from France Sunday and we will be packing and shipping all week. Glasses in hand inside 7–10 days folks. Thanks for the patience.

Decanters are 40 days behind.
by Chris Freemott
April 4th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16606

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Mark, Thank you for that response and context. Appreciative. I am likely using the wrong words out of ignorance. Here is what I feel from my first trip here for an EP Aromatics are essentially universally enjoyable and bring a smile to me each time. Tannins and acid are both present Crop is indeed s...
by Chris Freemott
April 3rd, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16606

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

you're lightyears ahead of me in this Jeff. I'll defer to you.

To be clear, I've nearly universally loved the wines I've had and respect the tannic structure but this is my first BDX EP as well so my frame of reference is exactly N=1
by Chris Freemott
April 3rd, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16606

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

This made me laugh. Thank you. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is baffled by, uh, fresh Bordeaux. Happy to help. I will tell you the Merlot and Cab are super aromatic. Zero dispute you are getting wines with a nose you can fall in love with, but, FFS, the acid and tannins are having a battle roya...
by Chris Freemott
April 3rd, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16606

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

@ EP now. Yeah, barrel tasting is hard. Wines are really ripe, rich, tannic, acidic and hard to drink. Vintage of the century for sure. *Palmer, Pontet Canet are really quite good as is apparently Ducru via a friend who had them (I haven't)...Margaux almost had me going to a dentist to see if my tee...
by Chris Freemott
March 27th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Dave, Haven't forgotten. Shipment confirmed as a NYC 3/28 landing, Chicago on 4/2, dispatch to tell me arrival date and then we can ship. Taken longer than I wanted. I'm sorry. Those with inquiries (or complaints, which is fair) - we've launched ZenDesk on the site, lower right corner of the web pag...
by Chris Freemott
March 21st, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center
Replies: 13
Views: 743

Re: SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

Glenn, I just had a business meeting at The Grill at the ST Regis. would fit the bill for your needs IMVHO, food good enough, room large enough to hold your group Oh, and it is a whopping 4 minute walk down to 3rd and Mission.
by Chris Freemott
March 20th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Container confirmed with a 3/28 landing date in port in NY I will begin likely distributing these as early as 4/12 - 4/14 We are close to having the ZenDesk component live on the site. When that happens, pull-down menu items for things such as "broken in transit", "I want a cardboard tube", "I broke...
by Chris Freemott
March 17th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

I would advise a cleaning cycle. they're from a factory floor. have had their lip/rim polished...i'd run them in your machine.
by Chris Freemott
March 8th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Stephen, 3/15/19 is the word from Schenker on USA arrival. so, call it 2 weeks or so from there to get them out...WHICH...of course, has a flaw...I'm in Bordeaux 3/30 - 4/7 for E.P. Working on coordinating an alternative to me overseeing all of this while I travel. I have to play that by ear as the ...
by Chris Freemott
March 3rd, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Chris, were the actual stems of the glasses redesigned to be thinner? Have to say that I like them quite a bit better, both functionally and aesthetically. Yes and no. We made some last minute, on the fly adjustments to the techniques with the factory. We had our samples lose, on average, 40% of th...
by Chris Freemott
March 3rd, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

All, Thank you for the feedback and kind words. As of tomorrow all orders capable of being shipped will be in the hands of the freight folks chosen by me. There are approximately 30 of you with no gifts on the way...yet. I have another 2000 glasses (WB day was an astonishing 2050 glasses sold!) on t...
by Chris Freemott
March 1st, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Yours land today Brian.....



Yes, breakage higher than I wanted. But, we're grinding through it and will make sure all are made whole.
by Chris Freemott
February 27th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Is it titanium crystal- they seem to flex like that kind of glass. Jim, no they are not. But our factory does a multiple cycle heat/cool regimen. Glass, like steel, develops crystalline structures which can give everything from brittle to flexible. Those cycles of heat/cool help create some 'bounce...
by Chris Freemott
February 27th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

John, you and about 70 folks haven't yet. Been busy trying to get as many out as I can...my garage currently resembles the worlds worst Tetris puzzle.
by Chris Freemott
February 25th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Hat tip to the USPS for those Friday quick turns. BTW - Broken glass happens. That's on me. Just PM me or email me and I'll send replacements. The boxes used in this order flow are NOT our permanent boxes. We're going to a tube. Those tubes are on the water to me with more glasses. I am accepting a ...
by Chris Freemott
February 22nd, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

****FEB 22, 2019 Update at 11 AM CST***** The glasses are in my possession. Order fulfillment will take place this weekend and shipments will begin. There is a second batch inbound and I'll reach out to those who have their fulfillment taking place in that batch, looks to be about 30 orders, potenti...
by Chris Freemott
February 15th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 15695

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

2/15/19 - Glasses are in Norfolk - shipping should begin 10 days from now.

-Chris

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