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by Rajesh P a r i k h
June 13th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 35
Views: 3280

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: 3
Views: 218

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: 159
Views: 9116

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: 945

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: 1285

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: 1285

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: 1285

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: 1285

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: 925

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: 1915
Views: 154366

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: 1154

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: 1154

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: 62

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: 1141

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: 7738

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: 7738

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: 571

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: 9652

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: 3442

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: 3442

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: 9652

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: 4822

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: 1183

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: 3360
Views: 168849

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: 275

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: 275

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: 995

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: 3348

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: 3360
Views: 168849

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: 1826

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: 478

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: 1534

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: 478

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: 5412

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...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 9th, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 192
Views: 9125

Re: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.

In order of most recent to past: 2006 St. Cosme Cote Rotie 2005 St. Cosme Cote Rotie 2015 Kutch Chardonay 1996 Leoville Las Cases 2006 Harlan 2006 Screaming Eagle 2006 Colgin IX Estate 1983 Margaux 1982 Margaux 2000 Leoville Las Cases 2000 Branaie Ducru I know it's eleven...Sunday to Sunday...yes, ...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 8th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 163eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 163eme (France, Champagne)

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 2:11 pm
I really like this champagne too, definitely underrated. Haven’t heard much about the 162; you’d think it’d be good with 06 base.
I think this is my first time hearing about an underrated Krug. Always amazing in my eyes.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 8th, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)
Replies: 50
Views: 1921

Re: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)

I typically go with three when trying something new. I think it carried over from doing the same with good whiskey.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 6th, 2018, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition

Looks like an incredible evening. I had the ‘88 earlier this year and it was outstanding. Glad to see you all enjoyed it as well.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 6th, 2018, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm DONE - Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine
Replies: 66
Views: 2812

Re: Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine

I'm really enjoying following this.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 5th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary Wine Co.
Replies: 117
Views: 9299

Re: William & Mary Wine Co.

Not a tasting note (yet) but I wanted to give Will Segui a shout out for just being a class act. Some of you may have seen in another thread that I was having some difficulty with my William & Mary delivery via FedEx. As best I can tell FedEx scanned it last Wednesday and Thursday as being on the t...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 5th, 2018, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10522
Views: 345680

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2001 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta - Happen to see it in the cellar and cellar tracker said it was way past it's window so we opened it up and it was great! Not even sure how we got the bottle or how it was stored, a very nice surprise.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 4th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Château Léoville Barton (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: TN: 1995 Château Léoville Barton (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

Thanks for the TN. I have a 98 that I'm standing up for later this week.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
December 3rd, 2018, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary Wine Co.
Replies: 117
Views: 9299

Re: William & Mary Wine Co.

I just placed my order for the 2016 Cab. Looking forward to reading everyone's reviews.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 30th, 2018, 6:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3360
Views: 168849

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Pretty good pricing Scott!

Last year I was traveling to SLC frequently and picked up a few at the distillery. I should have stocked up more because it’s super allocated around here. Really good, but like with anything bourbon there’s too much hype.
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 29th, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chile Recs
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Chile Recs

I just got back from a trip to Chile and loved it. We spent 4 nights in Patagonia and 3 nights in Santiago. Looking back on it I wish we spent at least another day in Patagonia because it was too windy to complete the base of the towers hike on our last day. As for wine regions, I can't be of much h...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 28th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 28804

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Another really good meal at Roister... It was brunch and it was a beautiful day so the doors were open. I really think that Brochu's balance and his use of sweet vs savory is the best in the city. The music is loud and the wine glasses have no stems but the food is amazing and the cocktails are gre...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 28th, 2018, 5:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 28804

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Another really good meal at Roister... It was brunch and it was a beautiful day so the doors were open. I really think that Brochu's balance and his use of sweet vs savory is the best in the city. The music is loud and the wine glasses have no stems but the food is amazing and the cocktails are gre...
by Rajesh P a r i k h
November 27th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sam Adams lager expresses terroir
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Sam Adams lager expresses terroir

I got a good LOL from this commercial.

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