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by Rajesh P a r i k h
September 10th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5275

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 Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 1187

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: 2450

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: 941

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: 941

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: 941

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: 941

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: 941

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: 2592

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: 2225
Views: 145092

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: 6331

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: 648

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: 1196

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: 1196

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: 47
Views: 5936

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: 412

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
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 160
Views: 10871

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: 1014

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 Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 37
Views: 1702

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 Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 37
Views: 1702

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 Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 37
Views: 1702

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 Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 37
Views: 1702

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 13th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food

Color me excited. Thanks for sharing.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
April 8th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1968
Views: 166173

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 Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 1603

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 Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 1603

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: 99

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: 1247

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: 8328

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: 8328

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: 604

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: 10523

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: 3756

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: 3756

Re: 2016 VHR Release

In for one 3-pack. Really wanted to buy 2, but just couldn't do it.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
February 19th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10523

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

Are some people not getting allocations? I bought in August and November, even got an email last week about allocations opening today, but the website says there's no allocation for me.

Edit: Looks like I need more patience.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
January 27th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 5756

Re: Flannery Beef!

In for "The Older Years"!

I'm pretty excited for my first Flannery order. Might just have to order some strips for consumption sooner.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
January 27th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Pure Napa Pedigree from Jean Hoefliger @Alpha Omega Winery
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Pure Napa Pedigree from Jean Hoefliger @Alpha Omega Winery

My wife and I are members of their wine club, can't say enough good things about the quality of these wines. Thanks for the endorsement Anton, glad you are enjoying the wines. Check in tomorrow, I may have something special for our club members who are also Berserkers! Excited to see what it is!
by Rajesh P a r i k h
January 2nd, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3399
Views: 184383

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Stopped by a great little bar with an outstanding whisky selection last week with a buddy (Iron Duck in North Bend, WA) and we tasted a few bourbons. We had Old Forester 1920, Rowan's Creek, and Willett Pot Still Reserve. To me, the Willett and Rowan's Creek were very similar to each other and they...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 28th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: TN: 2012 Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir

Thanks for the confirmation. I’ll give the ones I have plenty of time to rest before trying again.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 28th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 3
Views: 302

TN: 2012 Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir

After hearing how amazing Marcassin is I was excited to get an allocation letter sent to me this summer and ordered 4 bottles. Opened this one for Christmas dinner with my family and have to say I was a bit let down. Tasted mostly cherry/cherry cola, very fruity, and sweeter than I'm used to. Not su...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 21st, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Woman alone in Rabat.
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Woman alone in Rabat.

I'm sorry Paul there is no way in Hell I would go to any Muslim country by myself. I just feel life is too short to invite people in my circle who don't value life the way I do and since that is a value you either have or don't, it is just not worth it. Not a fair statement and narrow-minded. There...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 21st, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: *
Replies: 17
Views: 3460

Re: Cellar Liquidation (Levet, Clape, Bertheau, Chandon de Briailles, ESJ and Many Others), including Verticals

If you decide to ship outside CA let me know.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 12th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3399
Views: 184383

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Alan Eden wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Was offered the 4R 130th LE small batch and a Bookers 30 th anniversary.

Either worth picking up ?
The 130th is delicious if you like Four Roses.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 12th, 2018, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: United 1st class international wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1960

Re: United 1st class international wines

US carriers have crappy wines. Europeans can be hit and miss Middle East and Asian in first are almost always great. Same rankings can generally be applies to planes, food, lounges etc. US carriers are twenty years behind the likes of Emirates, Cathey, Singapore etc I completely agree. Singapore wa...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 12th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Another Vinfolio Issue Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Re: Another Vinfolio Issue Thread

The timing is kind of ironic, but Vinfolio followed up with me and are next-day'ing my wine and refunding the Pontet-Canet. Adam said they were transitioning to a new ERP system and my order was likely affected by a bug. Since I can't delete the post I figured I should at least say things are now re...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 12th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Zalto Sale - Specific Products
Replies: 13
Views: 1700

Re: Zalto Sale - Specific Products

Thanks Chris for the coupon code. How long are you running the sale?
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 12th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Another Vinfolio Issue Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Another Vinfolio Issue Thread

Hi, I was looking for advice on how to best proceed with a recent purchase from Vinfolio. I saw there 1 cent shipping promo and placed an order on 11/26 for a 1998 Leoville Barton and 2004 Pontet-Canet. On the 29th I got an email from Eileen Kustin in Customer Service letting me know that the Pontet...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 11th, 2018, 4:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recommend me a hot sauce
Replies: 111
Views: 5896

Re: Recommend me a hot sauce

Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce. http://www.secretaardvark.com/products.html It's hot but not insane like a lot of Habanero sauces (but definitely hotter than Franks) and has great flavor from roasted tomatoes. It's a local Portland brand but it looks like you have to order 6 bottles if you buy it f...

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