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by AndyK
March 14th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 48
Views: 605

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

I'll bring my half mag of Sauternes (03 Rieussec) to this event, seems to be better suited for this event than at a BBQ place :)

Since I don't have too many mags lying around at home and won't be able to get to storage before the OL, my "regular" bottle will be a 750.
by AndyK
March 12th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1160

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

Looking forward to this event! Maybe it's early, but what are people planning to bring? I'm thinking either 2010 Ganevat Cuvee Marguerite or 2005 Bouchard Le Corton That Bouchard needs more time or tons of air. Probably, but based on some CT notes, it's drinking quite well right now. Those are real...
by AndyK
March 12th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 48
Views: 605

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - March/April

1st and 8th work for me
by AndyK
March 11th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

Top 5 so far:
1. 2009 Dauvissat Les Clos
2. 1998 Jamet
3. 2008 Hirtzberger Riesling Singerriedel
4. 1986 Margaux
5. 2010 Jamet
by AndyK
March 11th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1160

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

Looking forward to this event! Maybe it's early, but what are people planning to bring?

I'm thinking either 2010 Ganevat Cuvee Marguerite or 2005 Bouchard Le Corton
by AndyK
March 9th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts
Replies: 24
Views: 1482

Re: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts

Arnot for Syrah and Cabs

Ceritas for Chardonnay

Tied for Pinot, although my experience with Ceritas PN is limited...
by AndyK
March 4th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 22
Views: 2388

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

John Morris wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 9:02 pm
Gary York wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Just wanted to see if that Granbussia Riserva was still 103 points on WB.
No doubt 104 on Vinous.
You mean 84? [stirthepothal.gif]
by AndyK
March 1st, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1160

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

I might bring a date, if that’s cool
by AndyK
March 1st, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1160

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

I’m interested :)
by AndyK
February 27th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 699
Views: 32050

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Jeff P wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 7:53 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 6:07 am
Who bought the Magdelaine?
I was 8 mins post e-mail and missed out
This system is getting a quite annoying... I was also 8 min "late" and missed out, just wanted a single bottle. Unless you monitor your email all day long and reply within seconds, the wine is gone.
by AndyK
February 25th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage in SF Bay Area
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Storage in SF Bay Area

I have lockers at SF wine lockers and working with them has been great!
by AndyK
February 20th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins
Replies: 32
Views: 1375

Re: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins

Thanks, put an order in...
by AndyK
February 17th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 695

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole

Won’t be able to make it tomorrow. Have fun!
by AndyK
February 8th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 3438

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

YLee wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Steve Crawford wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 12:26 pm
YLee wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 3:12 pm


If this happened to me I would have iterally broken the arm that he favored.
i [literally] doubt that you would have done that.
You iterally dont know me.
After reading some of your comments lately, most people probably view this as a good thing.
by AndyK
February 5th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 695

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18

Larry, I'll save one of the 09 3.14s for the horizontal, but let's target a future event. I'll make a call on the morning of the 18th depending on my jet lag, I'm flying back from Europe the night before, so don't bank on me...
by AndyK
February 4th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Roagna Langhe Rosso - BestBuy Piedmont
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: 2013 Roagna Langhe Rosso - BestBuy Piedmont

I had a bottle of the Roagna recently and although I liked it, to my palate the Albe 2013 is a step up and delivered more drinking pleasure at a similar price...
by AndyK
February 4th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 695

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February

In for 25, maybe for 18
by AndyK
January 29th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1019

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes

Albert, I would at least consider staying in Anderson Valley, it's really nice and relaxing away from the crowds. Plus the food at Table 128 is delicious, especially Paella on Sundays. If you do your trip in summer, there's some good hiking and spots for swimming in the Navarro River to cool off aft...
by AndyK
January 28th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1019

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes

We spent last weekend in Anderson Valley and had a blast! Highly recommend Table 128 at the Boonville Hotel. Great food and good wines with reasonable corkage. For lodging, both the Boonville Hotel (stayed there this time) and the Philo Apple Farm (last visit) are special. In terms of wine, we liked...
by AndyK
January 27th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Girardin CC 2002 and a backup Austrian Riesling :)

See you tomorrow!
by AndyK
January 27th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 81
Views: 3958

Re: Flannery Beef!

Thanks, I get that...

But what about hormones / antibiotics / etc?
by AndyK
January 27th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 81
Views: 3958

Re: Flannery Beef!

Does anyone know if the beef is hormone free / organic / grass fed?
by AndyK
January 26th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvee 3.14
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: TN: 2009 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvee 3.14

Thanks for the note, I have 2 bottles of this and really looking forward to opening one.

The 2013 bottling is my all time favorite Beaujolais
by AndyK
January 16th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top producer - by region
Replies: 89
Views: 6152

Re: Your top producer - by region

Interesting exercise... California Rhys Arnot-Roberts Ridge Littorai Anthill Farms Burgundy Jean Foillard Marcel Lapierre Daniel Bouland Jean-Marie Fourrier Domaine William Fèvre Bouchard Père et Fils (last two are tied) Piedmont Vietti Produttori del Barbaresco G.D. Vajra Cappellano Comm. G.B. Burl...
by AndyK
January 16th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walker Wine Company
Replies: 24
Views: 1058

Re: Walker Wine Company

This used to be Botteilier and I purchased from Walker multiple times (very old Barolo, Bordeaux, and Burgundy). So far everything has been terrific! Great guy!
by AndyK
January 15th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Sounds good, I was just checking :)
by AndyK
January 14th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Are we doing a theme?

I'm thinking of a 2002 Corton Charlie (and a backup bottle in case it's premoxed) or Bordeaux...
by AndyK
January 11th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

I'm also ok with PM or anything else suggested, really.

Would prefer as far south as possible in general, with traffic these days I'll probably arrive closer to 6.45-7 coming straight from work...
by AndyK
January 9th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 9430

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

money is not much of an issue then :P
by AndyK
January 9th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Older Australian reds San Francisco Marina district Sunday January 27
Replies: 49
Views: 1169

Re: Older Australian reds SF Bay Area late January

George Chadwick wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Confirmed today with our usual venue for 3:30 Sunday January 27th on the water in the Marina district in SF. All are welcome.
Too bad, I can't do the 27th... I'll join next time if I'm allowed ;) Enjoy those wines!
by AndyK
January 7th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 9430

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

Limiting to 10 means I'd really have to think about how to balance the wines (variety, price) and keep it interesting vs just buying the favorites and ending up with too little variety and too expensive wines for every day drinking... Jean Foillard (just love the wines) Arnot-Roberts (great overall,...
by AndyK
January 5th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Olga Raffault White vs Brown Label
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: Olga Raffault White vs Brown Label

Thank you all, that answers my question! [cheers.gif]
by AndyK
January 5th, 2019, 12:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Olga Raffault White vs Brown Label
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Olga Raffault White vs Brown Label

Is there any difference between the white and brown labels for the Les Picasses?

I had a bottle of the 1989 with a white label and then purchased a couple more bottles of the same vintage, all of which have a brown label. Are those the same exact wine?
by AndyK
January 4th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect wine or perfect pairing (feat. Cedric Bouchard and Mouton Rothschild)
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Perfect wine or perfect pairing (feat. Cedric Bouchard and Mouton Rothschild)

When I bring wine to a restaurant, I usually pick the wine I want to drink and choose food that goes somewhat well with it... E.g. if I want Syrah, I won't order fish, but chicken/duck/beef/pork would all be fine Vice versa with a Riesling/Grüner. If I wanted to drink that 09 Mouton, I'd go to a dif...
by AndyK
January 2nd, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Older Australian reds San Francisco Marina district Sunday January 27
Replies: 49
Views: 1169

Re: Older Australian reds SF Bay Area late January

Sounds super interesting, I’d love to join if it’s in SF or MV (or Oakland if it’s a weekend)
by AndyK
January 1st, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

14 and 28 are good, 21 is a maybe :) happy new year!
by AndyK
December 20th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best box/shelving storage for magnums
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Best box/shelving storage for magnums

Thanks, Alan and Yao! Great to hear that "regular" magnums fit in Weinboxes. I'll take a closer look at the dimensions that and see how many I could fit :) Alan, good point about earthquakes. The racking itself is individual bottles (no diamonds), two bottles deep, and screwed into the walls. I'm pl...
by AndyK
December 19th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best box/shelving storage for magnums
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Best box/shelving storage for magnums

I'm finishing up a little cellar project that will have wooden racks for regular sized bottles. I'm planning on using the space above the racks to store additional cases and boxes of regular bottles and magnums. I'm looking for the best (space efficient / secure) way to utilize this space to store s...
by AndyK
December 19th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??
Replies: 59
Views: 3610

Re: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??

Larkmead
Littorai
Copain
Calera
by AndyK
December 11th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are any of the wines listed below open for business?
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Are any of the wines listed below open for business?

I had both the Albe and Castiglione recently and especially the Castiglione was impressive and opened up nicely with some air
by AndyK
December 2nd, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 78
Views: 5697

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

2016 Jean-Marie Fourrier Chambertin for $200 ?
by AndyK
November 22nd, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 7503

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

Vouette & Sorbee Fidele
2006 Ott Grüner Veltliner Reserve
2011 Foillard Cote du Py Magnum
2009 Lapierre Morgon
2008 F Rinaldi Brunate
2002 Larkmead Cabernet

maybe more :D
by AndyK
November 5th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1431

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole

dteng wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Sounds like a great line up shaping up.

Anyone bringing a white?
Yes, Varner Chard
by AndyK
November 4th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1431

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole

I’m in, will probably bring a Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay...
by AndyK
November 1st, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Saxum Broken Stones (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles)
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: TN: 2010 Saxum Broken Stones (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles)

Thanks for the note... I have a 2010 James Berry that I would like to pop soon (never had Saxum). Based on your note, should I wait with this for a while and look for another bottle/vintage that's more approachable?
by AndyK
November 1st, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1431

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole

I can bring white burg or CA chard
by AndyK
October 31st, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines of 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2555

Re: Best wines of 2018

My list so far according to score: 1988 Château d'Yquem 1996 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1958 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva 2004 Dom Perignon Champagne 2016 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides 1991 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 2005 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La C...
by AndyK
October 31st, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1232
Views: 61668

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Any thoughts on the 2012 Aubry offered today?
by AndyK
October 30th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6714

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

I still ordered a (too me) significant amount, but instead of going all in, I skipped all Bearwallow (Chard and Pinot, which didn't impress enough last Sunday to justify the higher pricing, especially as everything else and more interesting moves up in price) and focused only on the bottles I care ...

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