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by Rajesh P a r i k h
January 21st, 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 59
Views: 4822

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

I got the email that I'm in as well. I've only been on the waitlist maybe 3 years now and bought a 2-pack of M. Etain for the first time this past year. Almost seems too good to be true.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
January 17th, 2021, 8:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 71
Views: 4580

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

I was at Kroger today and happened to see LGM in the Asian aisle. Pleasant surprise.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
January 11th, 2021, 6:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235328

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Abbie S. wrote: January 5th, 2021, 8:39 am Tuesday just got better!


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Wow! Awesome to see someone actually win! I was starting to think all the bottles went to Ohio Liquor friends and family haha.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
January 8th, 2021, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 121
Views: 13202

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

I only bought 3 x 2017 Rhada's... hopefully that's enough to still get a decent 2018 allocation.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
January 8th, 2021, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Opening 1/7/21
Replies: 13
Views: 2424

Re: Myriad Opening 1/7/21

How were the allocations compared to past year?

Doesn't open for me until the 12th.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 15th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Aged Eggnog
Replies: 33
Views: 1353

Re: Aged Eggnog

I let it sit, but to be fair the only reason it aged so long was because it forgot it was in the back of my fridge.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 14th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Aged Eggnog
Replies: 33
Views: 1353

Re: Aged Eggnog

I let Kenji's recipe age for a year once and it was delicious!
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 4th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25367

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

I accidentally broke one yesterday while hand washing so I went online to buy a replacement. I noticed that a local wine shop now carried GLASVIN, but at a 30% premium over the online retail price. No thanks, I'll just stick with buying direct.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 3rd, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Fall offer
Replies: 40
Views: 3991

Re: Rhys Fall offer

Has anyone had an order ship yet?

I didn't see an anticipated ship date in the invoice email, but assumed these would have shipped before winter.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 30th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 20526

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Maybe Breville makes something?? I think it would be hard to find an espresso grinder + machine in that price point that's worth buying.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 29th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Mayacamas cab-Verify what you are buying!
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Re: 2016 Mayacamas cab-Verify what you are buying!

I saw that Far Niente did something similar this year. They now have a "Napa Valley" bottling to go with the "Estate".
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 7th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235328

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Contacted Four Roses today about their Private Barrel program, have not heard back yet.I will contact Elijah Craig and Knob Creek tomorrow.Any other suggestions? Starlight would be interesting. I’ve been itching to try them and have some in order. Uncle Nearest? Haven’t tried them either. My neighb...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 6th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235328

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I'd open to things around $100.

Hopefully we can do a barrel program with some decently aged bourbon and keep it barrel proof. There seems to be a lot of 4-5 year barrel picks around me that have been uninteresting.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 4th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 96
Views: 12954

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

My order shipped Monday, but UPS is still not giving me an estimated delivery date. Anyone else having this issue?
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 3rd, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11364

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Maybe I'll pop a Rhys sparkler... 2020 can't get any worse right?
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 2nd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage
Replies: 72
Views: 3649

Re: Offsite Wine Storage

My offsite is 2 states away... never been.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 1st, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 62
Views: 5630

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

Got all excited and then found out they don't ship to Ohio... bummer.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
October 26th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235328

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Adam Noble wrote: October 26th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Mike Maguire wrote: October 26th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote: October 26th, 2020, 4:40 pm
I'd be interested. Hell, we've got enough of a contingent here locally!!!
Indeed!!!
In. And I know at least 3 other Berserkers in the area who would be as well.
I would totally be in for a Four Roses pick or most others.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
October 10th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification

tpetty wrote: October 8th, 2020, 7:32 pm Rajesh, I got the same exception notice from UPS today
Luckily mine was still delivered on time yesterday. Hopefully yours made it as well.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
October 8th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification

I got a shipping notification on Monday as well, but mine seems to have hit a UPS exception where UPS has stated "We were unable to dispatch the trailer on time. This may cause a delay.". It's been sitting in San Pablo, CA, presumably on the trailer, since Monday night. I'm pretty concerne...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
September 28th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Late 80's Wine - Expected Fill Level
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Late 80's Wine - Expected Fill Level

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Nice to hear that this wine has all the signs of legitimate wine. I read so much about fill levels here that it got me wondering.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
September 28th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Late 80's Wine - Expected Fill Level
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Late 80's Wine - Expected Fill Level

I've been starting to dip my toes into buying aged wine at auction and specifically here through WineBid. This 1988 Far Niente Cab caught my eye for sentimental reasons, but the fill level seemed like what I would expect to see from newer wines. I was hoping the community could help determine if the...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
September 22nd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 14277

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

3/3/3 for me. It's too bad I didn't get any mags, but probably great for my wallet. 2018's are my wedding year so I wanted to go long on a great vintage, I wonder how I'll rationalize the 2019's....
by Rajesh P a r i k h
September 16th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 14277

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Greg Smith wrote: September 16th, 2020, 9:58 am I have been a buyer in the past but also didn't get a Save-the-Date. Are others getting one?
I received one and was a '16 and '17 buyer. Maybe check your junk folder?
by Rajesh P a r i k h
July 17th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 239
Views: 31299

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: 64
Views: 5309

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: 810

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: 724
Views: 56637

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: 13909

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: 2632

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: 2020

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: 1817

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: 1817

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: 3274

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: 6853

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: 2161

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: 4114
Views: 235328

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: 299
Views: 20526

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: 5233

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: 121
Views: 13202

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: 4201

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: 2834

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: 1269

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: 1269

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: 1269

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: 1269

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: 1269

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 ...
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: 3049

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.

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