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by Gus Siokis
September 16th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 9989

Re: Ultramarine Email

First year with an allocation and purchased the 3-pack as well. (Signed up for the list in October 2018) Does anyone know if they do tastings at their facility in CA? I have tasted with Cruse and saw the Ultramarine bottles walking through, but I doubt they taste that label with such low production...
by Gus Siokis
September 16th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 9989

Re: Ultramarine Email

First year with an allocation and purchased the 3-pack as well. (Signed up for the list in October 2018)

Does anyone know if they do tastings at their facility in CA?
by Gus Siokis
September 15th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 134
Views: 11310

Re: Wait list times

Piggybacking on Bret's comment....I signed up for Ultramarine in October 2018 and also received an email for an allocation!
by Gus Siokis
September 14th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2012 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année Rosé
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: TNR: 2012 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année Rosé

Neil...only found one short write up on CT. Have you seen it?
by Gus Siokis
September 14th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1801
Views: 113136

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I bought as well but haven't tried it before. I think Neil is asking about the Rosé version....
by Gus Siokis
September 14th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1801
Views: 113136

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Anyone bite on the Bollinger offer today?
by Gus Siokis
August 26th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1801
Views: 113136

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I did, Matt!
by Gus Siokis
August 5th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10236

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

ok...just wanted to see if it is one of the restaurants we frequent is all. By the way, I wouldn't care if they increased the price especially in light of our current situation with COVID.
by Gus Siokis
August 5th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10236

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

So I'm planning dinner at a local top restaurant for our anniversary. I've heard about a lot of restaurants reducing or eliminating their corkage to try to encourage people to dine with them and/or offering specials or reduced prices on their wine list. So I ask the somm what they are doing and he ...
by Gus Siokis
August 1st, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip to Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Trip to Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast

Nice writeup Gus......glad to hear you enjoyed your trip! My wife and I took a trip to the Willamette Valley back in the Fall of 2016. It was a fantastic and very memorable vacation. We stayed in McMinnville which for us was a perfect place to stay in the Valley, very centrally located and a good t...
by Gus Siokis
July 31st, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip to Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Trip to Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast

We bought at all the places we visited! Mostly PN, Chard with a few outliers - Rosé, Riesling, Sparkling wine, Pinot Blanc Rosé, and Syrah.
by Gus Siokis
July 31st, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip to Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Trip to Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast

Wife and I took a trip out to Oregon last week. We captured a few great shots of the Oregon coast and our wine tastings along with some familiar people. We could not have asked for a better time in Oregon and would not have been nearly as enjoyable without the recommendations of the folks on this bo...
by Gus Siokis
July 30th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 528
Views: 36560

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Good grief...submitted mine in FEBRUARY and I am still waiting!
by Gus Siokis
July 30th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Paso Trip-Need a little help
Replies: 39
Views: 2363

Re: First Paso Trip-Need a little help

Seems like you've done some great initial research so far. My wife and I got married in Paso in 2018 so we were driving down there quite a lot before our wedding and we were just down there in June to celebrate our 2 year. Based off your initial post here are my recommendations (happy to provide mo...
by Gus Siokis
July 21st, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alban Winter Release
Replies: 40
Views: 2491

Re: Alban Winter Release

Anyone see any press on this release?
by Gus Siokis
July 16th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 141
Views: 12097

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

JLuch wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 9:38 am
Gus, I know Jeb reviewed them, but I don't have access to his notes/scores....

Ahhh, Rodrigo, thanks for reminding me about Di Co
Thanks!
by Gus Siokis
July 16th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 141
Views: 12097

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Has anyone seen any press on the release? Yes, I just checked Jeb Dunnuck's website, and he has scores up. He tasted barrels in January 2020. I joined his website because I wasn't able to taste in Napa/Sonoma due to COVID-19. 2018 Rivers Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Larkmead Vineyard 94-96 2018 Rivers ...
by Gus Siokis
July 16th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 141
Views: 12097

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Has anyone seen any press on the release?
by Gus Siokis
July 13th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ten Xinomavros and an odd Nebbiolo
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: TN: Ten Xinomavros and an odd Nebbiolo

Thanks, Otto! I am Greek and approve of this list. [cheers.gif]
by Gus Siokis
June 27th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Luggage
Replies: 37
Views: 1847

Re: Wine Luggage

I have the VGV and Wine Check....agree with all the comments above. Traveled with both to France and Italy last year....
by Gus Siokis
June 10th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Hubert Lamy profile
Replies: 28
Views: 898

Re: Domaine Hubert Lamy profile

Great read, Stas! Also, just followed you on IG.....
by Gus Siokis
May 31st, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help with Pairing/Decanting Advice for a big celebration
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: Need help with Pairing/Decanting Advice for a big celebration

Have you thought about opening with a nice Champagne?
by Gus Siokis
May 26th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 102
Views: 7392

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

We were fortunate to taste with Roberto last year and he had us 'test' his glass versus Zalto Burgs....interesting experience. Later that week, we found them in Alba for around 35 EUR per stem. I should have bought some...oh well. Here are a few pics: IMG_2641.jpg IMG_2640.jpg Which is the glass on...
by Gus Siokis
May 24th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 102
Views: 7392

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

We were fortunate to taste with Roberto last year and he had us 'test' his glass versus Zalto Burgs....interesting experience. Later that week, we found them in Alba for around 35 EUR per stem. I should have bought some...oh well. Here are a few pics:
IMG_2641.jpg
IMG_2640.jpg
by Gus Siokis
May 15th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Graciano?
Replies: 24
Views: 1067

Re: Graciano?

Thanks for recs. I will seek them out. The descriptions of spanish graciano are nothing like I experienced with TT. There's no question of ripeness there I was in Ribera and Rioja and tasted at many places, including Rioja Alta and CVNE, and there was no mention of graciano. Even in Rioja everyone ...
by Gus Siokis
May 15th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 GC Burg Tasting in Atlanta?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: 2017 GC Burg Tasting?

Would love to....
by Gus Siokis
May 15th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 GC Burg Tasting in Atlanta?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: 2017 GC Burg Tasting?

I am game....also live in Atlanta (East Cobb, really) so willing to meet in person...with the appropriate social distancing.
by Gus Siokis
May 15th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Graciano?
Replies: 24
Views: 1067

Re: Graciano?

We were in Spain summer of 2018 and had opportunity to try a few of Abel Mendoza's wines. His Graciano Rioja Grano a Grano was crazy good. Hard to find in the US since the distributor went out of business but heard they had found a new one.
by Gus Siokis
May 15th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Marchand Tawse Morey St Denis 1er Clos des Ormes
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: TN: 2015 Marchand Tawse Morey St Denis 1er Clos des Ormes

Bought five at the Domaine last year....looking forward to trying one soon! Thanks for the note!
by Gus Siokis
May 9th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2490

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

Brad/Frank/Todd: Again, thanks for yet another fantastic Champagne tasting!
by Gus Siokis
May 8th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2490

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

Frank: Just PM'd you....I am in if you still space!

Let me know.

Thanks,

Gus
by Gus Siokis
April 26th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event With Brad Baker & Cedric Mousse of Mousse Fils--4/25 @ 1PM ET
Replies: 82
Views: 2434

Re: Zoom Event With Brad Baker & Cedric Mousse of Mousse Fils--4/25 @ 1PM ET

Again, thanks Frank, Brad and Todd for putting together a awesome event! Keep them coming!
by Gus Siokis
April 21st, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roberto Conterno on Vinous Live...
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Roberto Conterno on Vinous Live...

That's hilarious. Tasted with him last year and it was a blast. He also had us taste his new stemware against Zalto Burg's. Intense guy.
by Gus Siokis
April 15th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Saxum G2 Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: TN: 2017 Saxum G2 Vineyard

Thanks, Dale! I just received my G2's last week and looking forward to popping one to see where it is today.
by Gus Siokis
April 15th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2071

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

Email the other day pushing out the 2018 vintage pricing . Here it is..... April 9th Good evening, We hope that you and your family are safe during this particular time. From our side, this situation reminds us that nature always decides. Then, we should remain humble, patient while staying optimis...
by Gus Siokis
April 14th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2071

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

Email the other day pushing out the 2018 vintage pricing . Here it is..... April 9th Good evening, We hope that you and your family are safe during this particular time. From our side, this situation reminds us that nature always decides. Then, we should remain humble, patient while staying optimist...
by Gus Siokis
April 13th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Zoom event????
Replies: 65
Views: 1650

Re: Champagne Zoom event????

Interested as well!
by Gus Siokis
April 13th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cedric Mousse--Champagne Zoom event today 3PM ET
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Cedric Mousse--Champagne Zoom event today 3PM ET

Frank...I think Billecart had one last Friday via IG. Good info...just started following you!

Gus
by Gus Siokis
April 13th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2071

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

I also am leaning more to producer than to vineyard in Burgundy. But, I am going to go in a different direction than Tom by naming type of producer rather than individual producer. For me, and I cannot say that I really do this in practice except to a small extent, I would lean toward a producer wh...
by Gus Siokis
April 13th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Live
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Vinous Live

Matt,

Just post your credentials....I promise I won't tell anyone.
by Gus Siokis
April 11th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rivers Marie wine are you drinking?
Replies: 28
Views: 2406

Re: Which Rivers Marie wine are you drinking?

2016 RM Cab - Decant! It really unwound itself after about hour of airtime. Ripe tannins,dark/black fruit, oak is well integrated but the extra time made this wine shine. Great finish and outclassed the 2016 Realm CS The Bard and 2016 Dancing Hares we had as comparisons.
by Gus Siokis
April 7th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 10523

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Shout out to Frank, TRB, Will, Todd and.....of course, Charlie. Great event, gent's!
by Gus Siokis
April 7th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 10523

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Frank: What are you bringing to the tasting tonight?

I am shooting for a 2012 Occidental Ridge....

Gus
by Gus Siokis
April 5th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 10523

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Used it direct and via the app without any issues....date and time are correct.
by Gus Siokis
April 2nd, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: TN: 2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Thanks for posting...just had the 2010 version and thought it was off or was at its end of life. My two other bottles I had over the last few years were great!

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