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by Rajesh P a r i k h
July 17th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 234
Views: 28776

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

The $70 shipping made me pause and give it a few days
by Rajesh P a r i k h
June 25th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 62
Views: 4638

Re: Beta Wine Release?

In for 3, but I was little surprised by the shipping fee.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
June 18th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Covid Era: Overnight shipping
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: Covid Era: Overnight shipping

Shipping from overseas has been crazy too. I thought I’d try Square Mile coffee from London. It took 2 days to reach the US and has been sitting in Chicago, I’m assuming with customs, for 6 weeks.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
May 27th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 48320

Re: The Cocktail Thread

SheriGoddart33 wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 5:40 am
I like Negroni but i cant make the best one at home
I tried it in bar but i do something wrong at home
Do you stir your drink at home? It took me awhile at home to realize that I needed to achieve proper dilution to match the taste I get at a proper bar.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
May 24th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13316

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Envious of everyone's cases arriving, damn weather! I wish mine had been held. Shipping in a pandemic to a stay at home region over Memorial Day weekend with the hot temps predicted this week would not have been my choice and I should have insisted they be held. Ditto. I’m sure Bedrock will do the ...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
March 18th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: ***CLOSED***EMH Black Cat Cab - 25% off website prices! Ends April 5
Replies: 28
Views: 2403

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

M a x S w o m l e y wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Got a triple! Curious, it added on tax - generally being in Colorado I don't get that added on when getting shipped to from CA. Is that normal for you guys?
Max this is probably new coming out of the Wayfair tax case.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
February 18th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: CACIO e PEPE
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Re: CACIO e PEPE

Cacio e pepe is one of my favorite dishes and it looks like you nailed it.

On Valentine's Day my wife and I went to a restaurant that did a pink peppercorn cacio e pepe. Neither one of us liked it because it was too floral.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
February 7th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tips for making Beef Wellington?
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Re: Tips for making Beef Wellington?

If you’re doing that size roast I think you’ll find that when the center gets to rare to medium rare the slides on the ends will be more well done.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
February 3rd, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tips for making Beef Wellington?
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Re: Tips for making Beef Wellington?

Awesome...thanks, Ryan. Follow-up question: could I theoretically make this a bit ahead of time? Sear, cool completely, assemble fully, back in fridge overnight, then bake the evening of? Yes, that's how I did it and it turned out great. I'd almost say it's better to wrap it in puff pastry and then...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
January 1st, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 46
Views: 3195

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

I was extremely disappointed with this wine too. Enjoyable, but way over priced.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 7th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 68
Views: 6364

Re: 2018 Schrader

7 bottles sounds odd to me
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 19th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 19
Views: 2133

Re: VHR 2016 large-format release

Anyone get their shipment notification yet this week? I had an email from them a few weeks back that said this week they would be delivered. I did not order the large format, but I did get 2 3-packs of the 750s. They shipped yesterday I got a shipment notification of my mags late last night east co...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 15th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3691
Views: 207092

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kris Patten wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Few more bourbons landing...

EH Taylor Amaranth Grain of the Gods
Elmer T Lee 100th Year Tribute
Weller Full Proof
Weller CYPB

Be on lookout!
I had the Amaranth a few weeks ago at a bar in Maine. Pretty decent/average bourbon.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
October 18th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 255
Views: 16250

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Anyone have recommendations for a decent quality, but COMPACT, grinder? I'm outfitting a second place which has a small kitchen. At my main house I have a Baratza grinder I like, but it's big. I'd like to find something quite a bit smaller for the new place, but I don't want to go back to the dark ...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
September 22nd, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 58
Views: 5137

Re: Delta Skyclub

You can add SQ to the list serving 04 Krug in F.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
September 10th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 90
Views: 8981

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

I was able to snag both 3-packs. Really looking forward to trying these. It’s going to be tough to let these sit awhile first.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
September 7th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 3761

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

When I was traveling for work I’d always bring a binder clip to clip together curtains that left a sliver of light through.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
September 6th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retroactive Sales Tax
Replies: 50
Views: 2777

Re: Retroactive Sales Tax

The tax existed when you bought the wine; they just didn't have the system in place to collect it. You made the purchase, incurred the tax, and I'd just pay it if this were me. I’m by no means a tax expert, but doesn’t the purchase trigger the tax and either the seller or purchaser could bear all o...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
August 27th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1202

Re: Cellar Construction Question

We just spent $6k to frame in a spot in the basement, insulate walls/ceiling, drywall, trim, flooring, and paint about a 7x7x8 cellar. Added the Cellarpro 1800xts to cool it. The racks came along from the old house. I would guess with the cooling unit and racks it would have topped out at $10k. At ...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
August 27th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1202

Re: Cellar Construction Question

Rajesh, Do you have a budget in mind for this project? If you are trying to find the path of least resistance and have easy access to two of the walls without having to remove racking, installing batt insulation would be adequate and provide enough R-Value to meet recommended specs for in wall chil...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
August 27th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1202

Re: Cellar Construction Question

Rajesh, you are going to have to make some tough decisions about what all you want to tear out and keep. A couple things that I can suggest which would work within your current plans. Generally you should have a vapor barrier for everything, walls, ceilings and flooring, including your door that ca...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
August 27th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1202

Re: Cellar Construction Question

Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like going into the backside isn't much of an issue. I live in southeastern Ohio. Humidity in the house currently is 72%, but it gets down to 30-40% humidity in the winter. Fiberglass batts sound nice on the install, I just wasn't sure if installing the vapor barrier ...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
August 27th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1202

Cellar Construction Question

My wife and I live in a house with a wine "cellar", but it's really just a beautiful room with racking and lined with wood. There's no insulation, moisture barrier, or cooling. Currently the room stays at about 65-67 year round; one wall is an exterior wall, below grade, and the other two walls have...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
August 5th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Price versus Retail (Napa)
Replies: 43
Views: 2877

Re: Winery Price versus Retail (Napa)

My guess is that they have an agreement to not undercut their retailers. I know it works this way with bourbon distilleries in KY.

I’m sure they’ve realized people will impulse buy at the winery as well, especially after a few tastings.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
July 16th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2797
Views: 185887

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Drew Goin wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 6:45 pm
When is the next Bedrock release?
Email just went out today, July 23rd for people you have bought in the past. 30th for first-timers.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
July 16th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 87
Views: 7067

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

2 + 1 mag here. I'm interested to see how it is.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
July 1st, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: 2013 GTS

I have a feeling Jordan means George T Stagg, a bourbon.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
June 26th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg halves do you buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1283

Re: Which Burg halves do you buy?

YLee wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 8:18 am
Rajesh P a r i k h wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 7:53 am
Where do you tend to purchase your 375's?
USA any other countries are fine as well.
I should have clarified. Are there any online shops in the US you like to purchase from?
by Rajesh P a r i k h
June 26th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg halves do you buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1283

Re: Which Burg halves do you buy?

Where do you tend to purchase your 375's?
by Rajesh P a r i k h
June 13th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 118
Views: 21994

Re: Marcassin

luc@sl@belle wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Anyone know how long the waitlist is for these? Presuming one signed up now.
I don't really think there is one. I signed up last summer and got an offering as well last summer.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
May 16th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Dogfish Head- Sam Adams
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Dogfish Head- Sam Adams

Neither Sam Adams nor Dogfish is cutting edge. Too big and too out of touch. Putting the two together is like adding 2 plus 2 and expecting to get 6. Ain't going to happen. I agree with you. My Dogfish favorites, Festina Peche and 120 minutes, have lost their luster in recent years. Just too many g...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
May 6th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 170
Views: 13374

Re: New Espresso Machine

deadhorse Thread revival. On Saturday, I received my a new espresso machine as a replacement for my aging Breville. My Breville Dual Boiler (BES920XL) is 5 years old and has already had a pump replaced and is ready for another round of maintenance. The steam valve doesn't close all the way and the e...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
May 5th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most useful CT stat
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: The most useful CT stat

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 7:24 am
One of my tasting group members is religious about adding his purchases to CT. He almost never records what he drinks.
I fall under this frequently.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
May 4th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 42
Views: 2909

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

Status doesn't get you lounge access. Business only gets you lounge access on international flights. Personally as I fly a lot for business I love the free 24hr flight change option. Sarah - Don't forget AA should allow you to buy up one level at the end of the year if you can't make Exec Platinum ...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
May 3rd, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 42
Views: 2909

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

I'm a lifetime Plat, but don't travel for business any more (haven't in several years). But I also rarely qualified for Exec either (though that didn't even exist for many of the earlier years I was traveling), and in the last few years of my frequent flying, rarely got upgraded. Will your new job ...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
May 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 42
Views: 2909

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

I haven't done the actual math, but I've been in a similar boat as you. Besides the upgrades as an EXP on AA, my favorite part was the phone line when things went wrong. That's something premium fares don't help out on in the slightest. Unless you find some mileage runs to places you want to go, I ...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
May 3rd, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 42
Views: 2909

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

I haven't done the actual math, but I've been in a similar boat as you. Besides the upgrades as an EXP on AA, my favorite part was the phone line when things went wrong. That's something premium fares don't help out on in the slightest. Unless you find some mileage runs to places you want to go, I d...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
April 8th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2255
Views: 192679

Re: Steak Porn

No pics but we did a side-by-side comparison of the 56 day and 84 day Flannery last night. 129 degrees for 90 minutes and then a quick sear on top of the chimney starter. I really loved both; my wife did also but preferred the 56 day. I was not sure what to expect. The funk is certainly present, bu...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
April 4th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 2042

Re: London / Solo Diner

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 5:01 am
Hide upper
Thanks for the rec! Just booked Hide for the next time I'm in London. Did you try the cocktail bar downstairs?
by Rajesh P a r i k h
April 3rd, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 2042

Re: London / Solo Diner

Dishoom
by Rajesh P a r i k h
March 15th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Billy Norris - A+ Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Billy Norris - A+ Sale

Transaction went very smooth. Billy shipped when he said he would and the wine was very well packed in a styro shipper wrapped in bubble wrap.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
March 13th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152
Replies: 21
Views: 1308

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152

That's disappointing to hear, but hasn't the '08 only been released since June? I wouldn't think storage would effect it too much, but I could be wrong.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
March 8th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions
Replies: 115
Views: 8841

Re: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions

Straight from Cellar Pro's owner's manual: T h e m o r e y o u k now pepsi "CellarPro cooling units are designed to maintain optimal conditions for wine storage and aging. These conditions include steady, cool temperatures, high humidity, minimal vibration and light, and clean air. The settings on ...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
March 6th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions
Replies: 115
Views: 8841

Re: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions

On the topic of temperature/humidity....I have this in my cellar to monitor the temperature. You can link it via Bluetooth (or the wifi upgrade). It records every minute and you can monitor the temperature and humidity by the house/day/week/month/year. It's great to 'learn' how your cellar will rea...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
March 6th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2001 Heitz Martha's Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: FS: 2001 Heitz Martha's Vineyard

Hey Billy - Is the Heitz still for sale?
by Rajesh P a r i k h
February 25th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 11323

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Just got the email saying I got 4 of the 6 Sonoma Cabs I wishlisted. Pretty pleased!
by Rajesh P a r i k h
February 19th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4110

Re: 2016 VHR Release

blarmston wrote:
February 19th, 2019, 10:27 am
In for 2 three packs.

I tasted this with Bruce and Heather back in OCT, and it was delicious then. I can only imagine how good its going to be with some beauty rest in the cellar...
How long do you think you'll lay them down before popping the first one?
by Rajesh P a r i k h
February 19th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4110

Re: 2016 VHR Release

In for one 3-pack. Really wanted to buy 2, but just couldn't do it.

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