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by Chr!s G|@rn3r
October 11th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 132
Views: 7442

Re: Ravenswood library offer

So anywhere from $20 to “You’ve got to be joking” $.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
October 10th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 132
Views: 7442

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I have no experience purchasing wines 20+ years old, but I’m interested in participating. Does anyone have an educated guess on what the prices will be?
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 27th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Frig Rec?
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Wine Frig Rec?

dteng wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Ooo that might be the way to go.
Yours looks like $1149 now but the 92 bottle unit for $799 may be the way to go.

Is yours noisy?
It is in the unfinished part of my basement so noise isn’t something I pay much attention to but I have never noticed any noise.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 27th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Frig Rec?
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Wine Frig Rec?

I have the 166 bottle version of this fridge: https://www.costco.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Classic-92-bottle-Single-Zone-Free-Standing-Wine-Cellar.product.100131853.html This is the 166 bottle. It used to be $999 and was the best bottle/$ fridge out there. Might still be. I’ve had 2 for years and no issue...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 20th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Pitsburgh PA
Replies: 40
Views: 5041

Re: Pitsburgh PA

Hit Bistro19 tonight in Mt Lebanon. They have a $15 corkage fee. Food was excellent. Try the Almond chicken if it’s on the menu.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 20th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 57
Views: 5435

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

The website now says “98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, .5% Mixed Varietals”. Maybe they copied the blend from a Prisoner wine and forgot to update that too...? That makes a lot more sense. But still, it just shows how unprepared the website it. They shouldn't have updated without gettin...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 19th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Pitsburgh PA
Replies: 40
Views: 5041

Re: Pitsburgh PA

How is La Tavola? I’m always looking for new italian restaurants.

I love Piccolo Forno. Alla Familigia is good, but way overpriced.

There is a small italian place on Painters Run road in the south hills called Claudio’s. No corkage and good food. Prices are low but cash only.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 19th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 57
Views: 5435

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

The website now says “98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, .5% Mixed Varietals”. Maybe they copied the blend from a Prisoner wine and forgot to update that too...?
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 14th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

joeduncan wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 8:12 am
For marathon they just emailed asking whether we wanted shipping now, with the default response being to hold
This is how it usually works! I emailed them to see what’s up.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 14th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

For the first time, last bottle shipped without checking in. Temps in the 80s here in Pittsburgh all weekend and all week... You should really do "hold" all summer till LB ships the holds and doesnt offer it anymore...thats what I do here in Connecticut... There is no option during the marathons. “...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 14th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

mattcitrang wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 5:07 am
Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 8:18 pm
For the first time, last bottle shipped without checking in. Temps in the 80s here in Pittsburgh all weekend and all week...
Are these marathon purchases?
Yes, from the most recent marathon.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 13th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

For the first time, last bottle shipped without checking in. Temps in the 80s here in Pittsburgh all weekend and all week...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
September 13th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 349
Views: 29572

Re: Your Gin?

I've been really enjoying this bottle of Dingle Gin I brought back from Ireland. Neat flavor profile, makes for an interesting negroni. My wife and I brought a few bottles of this back after visiting the distillery in 2015. We aren’t gin drinkers but we bought a print of the painting featured on th...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
August 23rd, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

They usually start up again right at Noon ET. My damage from yesterday - 1 each of: V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2008 (1.5L) McGah Family Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2016 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2008 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d\'Alba 2005 (500mL) V Madron...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
August 23rd, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

CJ Beazley wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 11:34 am
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 10:56 am
Good price on the 2012 Rudius Kaley Elizabeth cab.
Busy day; how much was that?
$79
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
August 23rd, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I just got the Venge Silencieux release letter so slowed down. The Rudius was very tempting...wish I’d pulled the trigger.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
August 23rd, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

seanr wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 8:59 am
Anything new popping up today? Seems to be recycling the same wines from yesterday. I have been hoping to see some CA Rhones.....Andremily was up last time.
There is always less new wine on day 2 but new stuff will start appearing right now (noon ET)
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
August 23rd, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

They usually start up again right at Noon ET. My damage from yesterday - 1 each of: V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2008 (1.5L) McGah Family Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2016 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2008 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d\'Alba 2005 (500mL) V Madron...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
August 23rd, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

They usually start up again right at Noon ET. My damage from yesterday - 1 each of: V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2008 (1.5L) McGah Family Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2016 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2008 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d\'Alba 2005 (500mL) V Madrone...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
August 22nd, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Grabbed a .750 of the 08 V madrone too because why not
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
August 22nd, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Bret D!sk!n wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 9:42 am
Mags of the 2008 V Madrone for $99 seemed like a good buy. Snagged one.
Same here, got 1. Been pleased with all V Madrone across the chard/zin/cab lineup back to 2009. Looking forward to trying this one w/ a bit more age.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
August 18th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 4907

Re: Napa Cab under $100

Hall Eighteen Seventy Three vineyard is a great cab at $75 via wine.com. One of the few instances where wine.com has the best price. Drinks above its price point, drinking well now and from a producer you know she likes. Enjoy! https://www.wine.com/product/hall-eighteen-seventy-three-cabernet-sauvig...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
August 4th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2275

Re: Decanting Young Cabs?

I had a 2016 W&M cab in February and Will’s advice was “pull the cork on it, maybe sample an oz or so, then let it sit at cellar temp for a few hours. When you get to the restaurant, throw it into a decanter or if they have good Cab stems, just pour some glasses and let it breathe at an arms length....
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
July 18th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 5204

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

3 Papera, 2 Grenache and 1 JB Syrah
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
July 16th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montalcino Winery Recommendations - Honeymoon!
Replies: 22
Views: 1311

Re: Montalcino Winery Recommendations - Honeymoon!

Collemattoni has great views and overlooks Banfi. Their wines are fantastic. They should have some back vintages too for earlier consumption if he wants to bring some home. They shipped a case for us at around $100. If he loves Altesino wines, you can get good deals at the winery so it is worth a ta...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
July 10th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Is CT free?
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: Is CT free?

Yes it is free. Yes i pay. Voted no.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
June 12th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10827
Views: 392708

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2009 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon. Really nice wine and went well with Beef Tenderloin. Picked 2 bottles up at LBW for $60 and wish I had purchased more.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
June 8th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Received a notification that my bottles from the last marathon were delivered... and signed for... which is interesting because I'm home and don't have my bottles. I know this is on FedEx and not LastBottle but I so wish retailers would give you a choice about delivery company! Now to find where th...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
May 9th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1655

Re: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?

Because it is delicious, bite sized and pairs well with wine.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
May 1st, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1602

Re: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?

Not as bad as every daily LBW offer
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 28th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

The notifications from the app started after the marathon ended. :) They don’t send notifications in the app during marathons due to the speed that they cycle through the offers sometimes. The app doesn’t refresh fast enough to use either even if you have it open and active on your screen. A deskto...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 27th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I was expecting and hoping to see V Madrone but didn’t. Did anyone else see them?
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 26th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I have noticed recycled items from past marathons and from day 1, but haven’t noticed any price increases. I did nab a teeter totter that i missed yesterday.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 25th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Oh no “The Weekender” is back. This is usually where the wobbly wheels come all the way off.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 25th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Dinner break with Sinnet. Only in for 1 bottle so far, the 13 Rudius Syrah hudson vineyard.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 25th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

David Buck wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Nate Simon wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 1:30 pm
WTF with the Lutum thing?
they bought the winery....
In don’t think they bought the winery, just acquired a lot of inventory.

From LBW email “Several months ago, we made a very large inventory purchase from the winery, which has closed its doors to concentrate on other projects.”
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 25th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I’m passing on the Lutums. Without having tried it before I cannot buy through the entire lineup. Plus if I try one and like it, the winery is closed and I’d have to source past vintages at full price, knowing I could have had much better deals. The anguish!
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 25th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

The cornerstone cab is oakville station which is located in the middle of To Kalon vineyard. I havent tried but have one in the cellar already. Ya, this is a repeat from the winter marathon. Yep, just providing the info that got me to bite last marathon. If nothing else, the fruit should be great a...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 25th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

The cornerstone cab is oakville station which is located in the middle of To Kalon vineyard. I havent tried but have one in the cellar already.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 25th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

matt d wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 12:25 pm
CJ Beazley wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 11:10 am


Damn, missed that one
The wine or the broad?
*i hope Leeenda doesn’t see this- newhere
The wine it was the teeter totter 2016 so the second label
Would have loved to try them both [wink.gif]
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 25th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

matt d wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 11:03 am
grab a fait main after hearing the broad talk about them
Damn, missed that one
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 24th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Odd Wine Co, Broward, FL
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Retailer Check: Odd Wine Co, Broward, FL

Just fyi: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=79006 how did you find that so well? Ive never figured out how to search complete phrases, and searching "odd wine co" just gives me a bunch of posts about wines people thought were odd. lol Pick the most...odd...word in your phrase and...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 24th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

The key is to know what you’re looking for based on daily offers they’ve made since the last marathon. If they didn’t sell out of the daily deal, they’ll offer them during the marathon. It is also a good opportunity to try a single bottle of something new with free shipping. Know your style and use ...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 24th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Marathon starts 9am PT tomorrow, Thursday, April 25th
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 17th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437378

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

MatthewT wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Ryan O wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 1:33 pm
V Madrone 2010 up now. The 2009 I got from LB was great
Curious how much was this?
$59/btl
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 16th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37509

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Philip G wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Has anyone received their Black Cat? I've been having some issues with getting it shipped...
Yes, around March 21st in the Northeast
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 11th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Make Wine.... Then Tell Lies....
Replies: 15
Views: 1869

Re: Make Wine.... Then Tell Lies....

A coworker of mine bought a case after getting a “$100 off” coupon. The first bottle he opened wasn’t even drinkable.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 9th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 2367

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

As a collector I like smaller and lighter bottles that fit nicely into storage. Bigger bottles stand out better on retail shelves with wider bodies and even make it look like you’re getting more wine. They feel serious to hold and if you’re only buying a few for a dinner party or something similar t...
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 6th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This seems a little excessive, no? (UPDATED - it's not)
Replies: 41
Views: 3051

Re: This seems a little excessive, no?

Not excessive at all. But, they forgot to add step 4a which is that anyone that is going to drink it needs to stand on their head for the 3-4 hours while the bottle stands upright.
by Chr!s G|@rn3r
April 6th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10827
Views: 392708

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Paul Miller wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 6:09 pm
2014 Sojourn Cab, Propriety Cuvée
Tart raspberry, chocolate. Very smooth.
Do you think its ready or would you wait to open the next one?

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