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by mbeckman
August 15th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 67
Views: 2288

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

Can we get a Coturri or Mike Benziger to chime in here?
by mbeckman
August 13th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land
Replies: 24
Views: 1245

Re: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land

Interesting, and yet this report leaves out so much. Two data points though - this combined with the Rhys penalty/reporting (very similar language and issues) indicate something. Noise? Coincidence? Or does this reflect energetic new leadership at the water board(s) in CA. Trying to make names for ...
by mbeckman
August 13th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land
Replies: 24
Views: 1245

Re: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land

Also this looks to be bigger much in scale than what Rhys did, apart from the illegal storage of water there were no rights to.
by mbeckman
August 13th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land
Replies: 24
Views: 1245

Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land

Now we can argue whether or not Rhys actually was treated differently than KJ (or Foley) would have been in the same situation.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/ ... executives
by mbeckman
July 18th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3141

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Going crazy attempting to trap rodents smarter than yourself in isolated facilities. It can be a constant war. This includes gophers as well.
by mbeckman
June 18th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 19
Views: 722

Re: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard

The whole Michael Cruse line-up is incredibly solid. The Cruse petnats are lovely and makes for great summer sippers or aperitifs, winos and non winos alike love em. Even the still reds and chardonnay from his Cruse label punch way about their price point. The Carignane is straight Christmas ham an...
by mbeckman
April 4th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Unlisted
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Unlisted

Withdrawn out of respect for the winery.
by mbeckman
April 3rd, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Unlisted
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Unlisted

NVM
by mbeckman
October 2nd, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now this is going to get interesting . . . more from Copper Cane and Joe Wagner
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Now this is going to get interesting . . . more from Copper Cane and Joe Wagner

Posted this over on reddit and got a good discussion going there. Myself and some others believe this is revenge for the investigation the Oregon growers initiated regarding deceptive labeling practices.
by mbeckman
September 18th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 9823

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

Ordered full allocation though only needed 2.
by mbeckman
September 6th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Rosa restaurants
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

Re: Santa Rosa restaurants

Russian River Brewing is always good. Wine isn't the specialty but they do have it. Stark's as I recall may have a pretty good wine list?
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and weed go to war in Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 2053

Wine and weed go to war in Oregon

At least you realize you are wrong. There are so many generalizations in all of this that people would find offensive. I would like to see how an Argentine responds to hearing the only reason they make wine is because their water is filled with foodborne illnesses... Seeing pot disgusts you? That is...
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed
Replies: 67
Views: 1978

Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed

Booked 10:15am for them at Domaine Carneros, so here is the current plan: 10:15am: Domaine Carneros 11:30pm: Lunch somewhere on way to next visit (Gotts) 1pm: Barnett 2:45pm: Pride 4:15pm: Alpha Omega (if time/not wine logged) then park and walk around Yountville 5:30pm: Dinner at Ad Hoc or Mustard...
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and weed go to war in Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 2053

Wine and weed go to war in Oregon

Very interesting read. Andy Steinman wrote: The Cannabis market is already in crisis because of oversupply. It really doesn't make sense to grow Cannabis on high value land as it can grow almost anywhere. Why would a rational grower use $20,000/acre vineyard suitable land when they could do the some...
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and weed go to war in Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 2053

Wine and weed go to war in Oregon

I have yet to see proof that the aromatics make it into a finished wine. Has anyone seen evidence of this?

I completely understand not wanting to have a large grow next to a tour site or tasting room, but I'm not sure there is much that can be done once a precedent is set.
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin - would you buy again?
Replies: 130
Views: 14315

Coravin - would you buy again?

I have used them while pouring reserve wines at a tasting room. They seem to work but not something I would want for home use.
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 428
Views: 91849

Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.

Sounds like an excellent trip! Highlights—combination of previous experience and the great advice from this thread Day 1—We drove up Silverado trail, stopping to visit Napa Valley Wine & Cigar and EMH Black Cat. After lunch at Cindy’s (can’t believe she is closing), we Drove across the mtns to our p...
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10681
Views: 370512

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Flowers Rose, excellent!
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed
Replies: 67
Views: 1978

Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed

For tours Schramsberg and Inglenook are both great
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BREWPUB/WINE BAR SERVICE QUESTIONS -
Replies: 23
Views: 1112

BREWPUB/WINE BAR SERVICE QUESTIONS -

Good luck!
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 397768

What BEER are you drinking?

Really enjoyed smoke & Mirrors from Revision recently
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Burger Porn
Replies: 95
Views: 4784

Burger Porn

One of those fancy donut bacon cheeseburgers
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 34601

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Some of the guys on my mens crew asked for a couple of hours off this morning to watch Mexico play in the World Cup. I'm fine with it but wondering how much work will be missed if they go deep in the tournament! At one of my wife's early jobs they would bring in a projector and shut down the cellar...
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 34601

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Looking at the forecast the next 10 days continues to show reasonable temperatures. What a change from all the heat waves last year, its almost August and nothing too intense yet.
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Quick Question Regarding Delivery Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Quick Question Regarding Delivery Issues

I'd say make it good and contact the shipping company to see if they have it.
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Temp/humidity sensors?
Replies: 26
Views: 991

Temp/humidity sensors?

I have had a very good experience with SensorPush
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Measuring cesium in California wines
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Measuring cesium in California wines

Which means it is in about all of the produce in the US as well.
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 32
Views: 1572

Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers

I really enjoy a lot of US sparklers. Ultramarine, Domaine Carneros Late Disgorged, Schramsberg BdB
by mbeckman
July 20th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pax Exits WindGap to Focus on Pax
Replies: 29
Views: 2822

Pax Exits WindGap to Focus on Pax

Probably a good move.
by mbeckman
July 17th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Duckhorn Buys Kosta Browne
Replies: 17
Views: 1815

Duckhorn Buys Kosta Browne

Not surprising to me, interesting to see if they keep the vineyards with KB or spread them around as well
by mbeckman
July 11th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driver Service for Napa
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Driver Service for Napa

I've always wondered if there is a market for ITB locals leading tours. If you get the right person it would be awesome to get an insider viewpoint as well!
by mbeckman
July 11th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of your regular bottles jumps in value.
Replies: 137
Views: 5879

One of your regular bottles jumps in value.

I am in a similar situation; I guess others appreciate great wines as well!
by mbeckman
July 11th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit to Silver Oak
Replies: 23
Views: 1735

Visit to Silver Oak

Definitely cool to have this across from Stonestreet. Really interesting comparison back to back I bet
by mbeckman
July 11th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 76
Views: 5427

TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon

Looking forward to this one! Still have all three 2014's though I only really feel the need to have 2, maybe I should open one soon!

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