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by AndyK
January 16th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top producer - by region
Replies: 89
Views: 5273

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: 1006

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: 40
Views: 692

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: 40
Views: 692

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: 40
Views: 692

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: 9011

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: 34
Views: 745

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: 9011

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: 637

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: 637

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: 593

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: 34
Views: 745

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: 40
Views: 692

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: 176

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: 176

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: 3415

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: 581

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: 69
Views: 4744

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: 7176

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: 1277

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: 1277

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: 552

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: 1277

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: 2488

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: 1175
Views: 58190

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: 6493

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 ...
by AndyK
October 30th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6493

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 f...
by AndyK
October 30th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6493

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

I was prepared to take my whole allocation, not anymore...
by AndyK
October 30th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6493

Rhys 2016 Pricing

Wow, quite the increase...

79 -> 99
99 -> 129
by AndyK
October 24th, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1809

Re: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23

Last night was a blast! Thanks for organizing, George! I agree 94 Allen and 96 Rochioli were the highlights out of the WS flights. Super interesting and educating tasting through all of these wines!! Here's a list of wines for anyone who's interested, please add/correct if I missed anything: Krug Ch...
by AndyK
October 23rd, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1809

Re: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23

Also vote for non blind and I’d say it makes sense to do even 3 flights... But up to you :-)
by AndyK
October 23rd, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drink the most of
Replies: 78
Views: 2536

Re: Wines you drink the most of

Arnot-Roberts
Ridge
Rhys
Jean Foillard
Huet
by AndyK
October 23rd, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1809

Re: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23

I’ll bring a 2000 Nikolaihof Riesling Vinothek. See you soon!
by AndyK
October 19th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ultramarine Blanc de Noirs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: TN: 2013 Ultramarine Blanc de Noirs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

The 2013 BdN my first and so far only bottle of Ultramarine that I opened and I had a similar experience: too sweet for my taste. It was not a bad wine, but I wasn't impressed. Yet, I decided to buy again one more year to see if that was just an off bottle or off vintage... Glad to hear this seems t...
by AndyK
October 8th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your wine "magic number"?
Replies: 50
Views: 1889

Re: Your wine "magic number"?

Assuming a good 250+ bottles a year and average of 15-20 years per bottle, around 5,000...
by AndyK
October 4th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1277

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Oct/Nov

Nov 5th should work for me
by AndyK
October 4th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher Issues
Replies: 29
Views: 1052

Re: Wine-Searcher Issues

I'm hiding all the Total Wine stores for that reason
by AndyK
October 1st, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1277

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Oct

Those dates won’t work for me :( Have fun! I’ll check back later to see if anything has changed...
by AndyK
September 30th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston - Possible dinner on 10/1
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Boston - Possible dinner on 10/1

Thanks for explaining the BYOB rules, I’ll keep the Jamet on the shelf :)

I sent you both a PM with my cell number. If nothing comes up, I’ll see you there at 7pm tomorrow!
by AndyK
September 29th, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston - Possible dinner on 10/1
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Boston - Possible dinner on 10/1

Sounds good to me too :) 7pm works well Just to be clear (Haley Henry doesn’t seem to have a wine list online): no need to bring a bottle, we’re ordering off their list? I was going to pick up a bottle of 2013 Jamet Cote Rotie for the Northern Rhône dinner and would still be happy to do that if it m...
by AndyK
September 28th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1809

Re: Burt Williams era (pre-1998) Williams Selyem inexpensive dinner Sf Bay Area late Oct..

I'm very interested, but can only join if it's in Mountain View. Need Caltrain access to get back to SF...
by AndyK
September 26th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1574

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Not outrageous and the quality was good, but not cheap either ;) Here's what I noted: 2006 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut 2007 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Alte Reben 2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2005 F.X. Pichler Riesling Smaragd Dürnsteiner Kellerberg 1976 Viard Freres Vosne-Romané...
by AndyK
September 25th, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1574

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Yeah, what a great night! Slightly pricey, but definitely worthy of the wines :)
by AndyK
September 24th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1574

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Hit some traffic, I’m 15 min late
by AndyK
September 23rd, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1574

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

I think I’ll bring a FX Pichler Kellerberg Riesling 2005 instead of the Knoll Grüner. Could be interesting to taste that along with the Trimbach...
by AndyK
September 21st, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR ever
Replies: 59
Views: 3013

Re: Worst QPR ever

Fair. One that stands out is Kosta Browne One Sixteen
by AndyK
September 21st, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR ever
Replies: 59
Views: 3013

Re: Worst QPR ever

Most CA Chardonnays...
by AndyK
September 21st, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston - Possible dinner on 10/1
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Boston - Possible dinner on 10/1

I'm traveling to Boston for work and would be open on Monday, 10/1...

Would anyone be interested in sharing some nice bottles over dinner? Is there a local group I could crash?

I could bring something from SF or buy the day of in town (recommendations for wine shops are welcome :))
by AndyK
September 20th, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Completed: Classic French Wines <$100 | Dinner Budget Help
Replies: 91
Views: 2728

Re: Classic French Wines <$100 | Dinner Budget Help

You're trying too hard.

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