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by Lonnie F.
July 12th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3429

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

How much money do you have? [tease.gif] Yeah, I hear you. Burgundy is only expensive if you want it to be expensive. You can save a lot of money buying wine from the Cotes Chalonnaise. Wines from producers like Domaine des Moirots and Juillot are very nice and not that much money. http://www.weygan...
by Lonnie F.
July 11th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 133
Views: 28291

Re: Wine Refrigerators

You are welcome. Let me know so that I can get one for myself Akshit, This was a great purchase for me. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Lonnie Lonnie, still going strong? I'm trying to decide between that one and the Artevino. Does it maintain humidity levels? Yep. No problem and humidity...
by Lonnie F.
July 10th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1134
Views: 92241

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

Thanks for the feedback. I will keep going back to them to try and get the credits. I went back and looked and found a couple of more orders. So I think my scorecard on futures orders looks like this - 2 orders not credited, I reported, and after a few e-mails received the credit. 1 order not credi...
by Lonnie F.
July 2nd, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy bitten
Replies: 29
Views: 1895

Re: Burgundy bitten

So I've read about burgundy as the siren sing on the rocks. You will taste the ethereal once and spend your fortune chasing it to no avail. I tasted that which drives men crazy at a generous friend's birthday. I thought I was safe as the present day value of that wine was $1,100, clearly out of my ...
by Lonnie F.
July 1st, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2227

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

I was browsing HDH. What do OC and OWC stand for?
by Lonnie F.
June 29th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1904

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

Wine.com has the Hillside Select at 309.99 shipping to MD.
by Lonnie F.
June 29th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1904

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

I have heard this wine is great, but it is too pricey for me. Instead I bought a few bottles of the 2016 One Point Five. A good vintage and the first vintage of this with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. I have previously tasted only the 2004 One Point Five which was wonderful I thought. I can only imagine...
by Lonnie F.
June 27th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy bitten
Replies: 29
Views: 1895

Re: Burgundy bitten

So I've read about burgundy as the siren sing on the rocks. You will taste the ethereal once and spend your fortune chasing it to no avail. I tasted that which drives men crazy at a generous friend's birthday. I thought I was safe as the present day value of that wine was $1,100, clearly out of my ...
by Lonnie F.
June 26th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy bitten
Replies: 29
Views: 1895

Burgundy bitten

So I've read about burgundy as the siren sing on the rocks. You will taste the ethereal once and spend your fortune chasing it to no avail. I tasted that which drives men crazy at a generous friend's birthday. I thought I was safe as the present day value of that wine was $1,100, clearly out of my p...
by Lonnie F.
June 18th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13735
Views: 669730

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A quick case of 2019 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel La Dame Rousse. This is our favorite Tavel. Cut up 3 different cheeses, grab some salami and crackers, pull a cork and it's Rose on the Deck. A summertime tradition.
by Lonnie F.
June 14th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3343

Re: Best Brunellos

Brian Pinci wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 1:09 pm
+2 on piccolimini. We also have a fondness for MastroJanni.
That's cool. I like your palate. I have two 2012s lying down. CT drinking window starts in 2022. How long do you usually hold them.?
by Lonnie F.
June 12th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 108
Views: 5468

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Bud Carey wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 8:39 am
Liquid Farm fan here.
I've only had a few berserker day bottles but I've enjoyed them. However an Aubert blew it away.
by Lonnie F.
May 30th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date
Replies: 26
Views: 1751

Re: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date

Soooo many of these. This has two meanings. Missing presumed drunk is when I'm trying to find a bottle that must have been pulled at the end of a long social. It is also what my wife tells my kids when it's their bedtime and I'm still not home from said social... LOL Nice! Does your wife have you l...
by Lonnie F.
May 27th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Beronia Rioja Gran Reserva
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: 2010 Beronia Rioja Gran Reserva

Hi Dan,

Nice note. I really like rioja and this sounds like a good wine to try. Saratoga wine exchange has decent pricing. Thanks again.

Lonnie
by Lonnie F.
May 26th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5983

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Cool. Just grabbed a Ramey '14 & '15 for $49 each.
by Lonnie F.
May 26th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Seems like a lifetime ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1812

Re: TN: Seems like a lifetime ago

Sir,

Great trip. We've only been there a few times. I've been to Nepenthe twice, 1979 with my dad and 2009 with my wife. Gotta go back.

Thanks for triggering the memories.

Lonnie
by Lonnie F.
May 26th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com
Replies: 81
Views: 8658

Re: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com

Michael Klein wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 10:12 am
FTC complaint will be issued and I will also be calling the CT liquor control board. i think this idiotic company doubts just how bored i am 2+ months into this covid shit.
I'm rooting for you. I know you are angry and with justification. And, your post made me laugh out loud.

Go get 'em.
by Lonnie F.
May 25th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84425

Re: What did you cook tonight?

@Brandon - running behind on this thread, but damn those are great scallops. I have a long history of searing them (and leaving the best part stuck in the pan), overcooking then until they’re rubbery or c) trying to prevent the former and coming out with half-cooked scallops. So, I basically suck a...
by Lonnie F.
May 25th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 133
Views: 28291

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Anyone have experience with this WE fridge available at Costco on sale at the moment? https://www.costco.com/wine-enthusiast-giant-300-bottle-wine-cellar-with-vinoview-shelving.product.100378590.html I have been searching for a 300+ bottle fridge at a decent price point and would love to get a few ...
by Lonnie F.
May 25th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Baltimore Area Wine Stores
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: Baltimore Area Wine Stores

Cool. Always good to find what you're looking for.
by Lonnie F.
May 25th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Baltimore Area Wine Stores
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: Baltimore Area Wine Stores

Pine Orchard often has better prices than you will find in DC, although less selection. Here's today's haul from Pine Orchard. I was following the recent $75 Cab thread 2017 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa Valley $58.00 2014 Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity Napa Valley $50.00 20...
by Lonnie F.
May 25th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Baltimore Area Wine Stores
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: Baltimore Area Wine Stores

Went to wine source, left disappointed again. Limited cabernet selection, high prices. Pine orchard is out of the way, but actually better selection and prices are 20% to 30 % lower than wine source.
by Lonnie F.
May 25th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Baltimore Area Wine Stores
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: Baltimore Area Wine Stores

Wine source is cool. Pine Orchard in Ellicott City has better prices but their selection is limited. I need to revisit Wine Source. Mmm maybe today...
by Lonnie F.
May 24th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5983

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

I just used this wine.com code from January

4MAAFTC

It worked today
by Lonnie F.
May 24th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: PM problems
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: PM problems

Thanks!
by Lonnie F.
May 24th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: PM problems
Replies: 4
Views: 326

PM problems

Hi.

I recently sent a few Private Messages. WB tells me the messages were sent and show me the date and time. However, the messages are not in my sent folder, they are still in my outbox. Is this normal? Do they stay in the outbox until the recipient reads them?

Thanks,

Lonnie
by Lonnie F.
May 22nd, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet 2001 vs Cuvée Jean Gautreau 2001
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Sociando Mallet 2001 vs Cuvée Jean Gautreau 2001

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 5:57 am
Marc Frontario wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 5:24 am
Robert Alfert awakens with a smile

Awakens with something . . . .

These are both two excellent wines. I have not tried them side-by-side. Sociando slayed it in 2001.

Thanks for the notes, Julian.
I'll have to try again. I bought one recently and it was corked. [scratch.gif]
by Lonnie F.
May 22nd, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo is opening, are you going?
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Barolo is opening, are you going?

Welcome home Tim
by Lonnie F.
May 10th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1973
Views: 252354

Re: Official Costco Thread

Washington D.C. store seems to be getting better wines. Went in today and got 2008 Cristal $229 2016 Ducru Beaucaillou $199 2016 Leoville Poyferre $103 2016 Lynsolence $40 2016 du Tertre $45 2016 Les Ormes de Pez $34 2017 Carmes de Rieussec 375ml $12 2018 Boeckel Midelberg Gewurztraminer $12 2016 R...
by Lonnie F.
May 9th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Waiting List
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Aubert Waiting List

Chards are easier to get than the pinots, but that's good thing. I was offered 6 Chardonnays when I got on the wait list and got a full chard allocation the next year. For whatever reason, the wait for pinots is longer. I'm still waiting after two years. Their pinots are good, but the chards are wo...
by Lonnie F.
May 7th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Waiting List
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Aubert Waiting List

Thanks everybody.
by Lonnie F.
May 6th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Waiting List
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Aubert Waiting List

Hi folks,

I just signed up for Aubert's waiting list. Does anyone know how long it takes to get an offer?

Thanks in advance,

Lonnie
by Lonnie F.
March 29th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 27
Views: 2494

Re: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (2/17/2020) Anteprima Chianti Classico Collection, Florence A bit more generous than I was expecting, but there's plenty of structure, and fresh acidity, too. This is sure to make long-time fans very...
by Lonnie F.
March 24th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The joy of seeing your kids becoming interested in cooking...
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: The joy of seeing your kids becoming interested in cooking...

This weekend my 26 year old daughter claimed my kitchen is now her test kitchen. The last 3 or 4 times she's come down, she's led me through a new recipe she found.

My father couldn't cook but his kitchen was my test kitchen. It feels great to share the kitchen with my daughter.
by Lonnie F.
March 9th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 133
Views: 28291

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Anyone have experience with this WE fridge available at Costco on sale at the moment? https://www.costco.com/wine-enthusiast-giant-300-bottle-wine-cellar-with-vinoview-shelving.product.100378590.html I have been searching for a 300+ bottle fridge at a decent price point and would love to get a few ...
by Lonnie F.
February 21st, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs - Places to Eat
Replies: 17
Views: 1699

Re: Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs - Places to Eat

2020 February in Palm Springs  Counter Reformation Kenny, excellent call. Great place, a grown up bar with great sound track. The menu is laid out from lighter items to heavier items. The wine list is on the reverse side and arranged similarly. Pretty easy to find good pairings. The food was delicio...
by Lonnie F.
February 20th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert

Was this a berserkerday purchase? I may have screwed up... When i made my first purchase 6 years ago I really drank everything in a week with my sister and wife. 2010 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Deux Vert - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton (8/29/2019) It's been 5 years since I t...
by Lonnie F.
February 19th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert

Thank you dude. Very nice wine. I will buy again.
by Lonnie F.
February 19th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert

Thanks!
by Lonnie F.
February 19th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert
Replies: 12
Views: 776

TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert

https://www.cellartracker.com/n?8187210

Not sure how to send text from ct. Can someone help and I'll repost.
by Lonnie F.
February 16th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet 2001 vs Cuvée Jean Gautreau 2001
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Sociando Mallet 2001 vs Cuvée Jean Gautreau 2001

Thanks for the information. I just picked up a bottle of SM 2001.
by Lonnie F.
February 15th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs - Places to Eat
Replies: 17
Views: 1699

Re: Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs - Places to Eat

I made reservations at Flemings and Le Vallauris. Does nayone have a recommendation for a wine store. I looked at Total Wine's web site for their local store. Lot of wines listed as out of stock or unavailable. Any other good options?
by Lonnie F.
February 12th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Feb 8th Cellar Drawdown Party
Replies: 12
Views: 1875

Re: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Feb 8th Cellar Drawdown Party

Thanks David for opening your home and your cellar. Kimberly and I had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Oh, and I really liked the Saxum Broken Stones, it was my WOTN.
by Lonnie F.
February 5th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MAC&CHEESE
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: MAC&CHEESE

Those look delicious. Here's our usual Thanksgiving choice.

https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food ... tto-104829
by Lonnie F.
February 5th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)
Replies: 12
Views: 2019

Re: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)

Purchased 6 bottles from them recently. Clean transaction, will purchase from them again.

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