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by Doug Hockersmith
November 6th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235204

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I just this past week bought and tried Belle Meade. It’s worth buying and something I’ll buy again.
by Doug Hockersmith
November 6th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235204

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I’d be in on a buy. I’m in Bellevue.
by Doug Hockersmith
May 19th, 2016, 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Whidbey Island, Wa
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Whidbey Island, Wa

Go to double bluff beach, it is very close. Village pizzeria in Langley is my favorite pizza in WA. Drive to deception pass and enjoy the park and beach there.
by Doug Hockersmith
January 16th, 2013, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for 'Girls night' at home story/inquiry
Replies: 129
Views: 2852

Re: Wine for 'Girls night' at home story/inquiry

Double wow! This was a simple post on an simple wine board. Is it legal correspondence? Is it business correspondence? Nope, just someone attempting to participate in this community by relating a personal experience and asking a simple question. And yet, this simple post is read by some with far mo...
by Doug Hockersmith
June 11th, 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox woes. New lows.
Replies: 152
Views: 9061

Re: Premox woes. New lows.

I opened an 03 Chateau Dosiy-Vedrines last night. The wine was terrific, but the cork was a slimmy blueish-green. Are Barsac/Sauterne subject to premox, or is something else happening here? Thanks
by Doug Hockersmith
April 12th, 2012, 9:33 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hong Kong Recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Hong Kong Recommendations

Hong Kong Island is more like Honolulu. You have space and I didn't have anyone panhandling or soliciting. Kowloon is like NYC with how many people there are, and from the ferry to the Peninsula which is a 2 minute walk, I was asked by multiple people to buy jewerly,clothes,donate to the Dali Lama e...
by Doug Hockersmith
April 10th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hong Kong Recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Hong Kong Recommendations

Hi Jamie, Thanks for the invite. I went to HK in September of 2010. It's funny to see my post again. For anyone that is going to HK, it is a wonderful city. We stayed at the Conrad and the JW Marriott, which are right next to each other. We preferred the Conrad, but both were great. The pool at the ...
by Doug Hockersmith
January 2nd, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431191

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

The mystery 30 is McCrea.
by Doug Hockersmith
October 30th, 2011, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431191

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I'd guess Waters for the mystery 28.
by Doug Hockersmith
October 3rd, 2011, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grrrr . . . Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Replies: 53
Views: 2968

Re: Grrrr . . . Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Wouldn't the older lady be providing (buying) alcohol to a minor? How is this different then going into a grocery store and buying a six pack, and then giving it to a minor?
by Doug Hockersmith
September 9th, 2011, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Serving suggestions for old Sauternes
Replies: 32
Views: 2536

Re: Serving suggestions for old Sauternes

Does anybody ever kill a aged 750 inside of several hours? There is no wine I drink slower than good Sauternes. This is why I like to start them fairly cool and let it warm in the glass. This thread prompted my to open a half of '05 Doisy-Vedrines last night and I treated just as Maureen suggested,...
by Doug Hockersmith
August 31st, 2011, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle : Up & Running
Replies: 165
Views: 9360

Re: Carlisle : Up & Running

Ok so I received a bunch of wish list items and have enough Carlisle to open some up. Now the fun part, I've never tried any Carlisle wine. I have ordered this spring and fall. I have both the syrahs and zins. What do I start with? Or is it better to let everything rest for another couple months or ...
by Doug Hockersmith
August 24th, 2011, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maison Bleue - who knew?
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Maison Bleue - who knew?

I think they are one of the best wa winerys. Bost the reds and whites are terrfic and the chardonnay I tried of theirs way probably the first chardonnay I've ever enjoyed.
by Doug Hockersmith
August 16th, 2011, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Offering
Replies: 47
Views: 2664

Re: Cayuse Offering

Bob - Cayuse has a few that are non Syrah. Fly pig has had more than 50% cab franc, Camaspelo is cab/merlot, God only knows is mostly grenache, Widowmaker is mostly cab, and Imulsivo is 100% tempranillo. These all run 65-75 at mail list and more in retail.
by Doug Hockersmith
August 12th, 2011, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Offering
Replies: 47
Views: 2664

Re: Cayuse Offering

I've been on for three years thus far. Callioux, and added campaspelo in year one, impulsivo in year two and GOK in year three. I have no idea how it does get allocated, but I'm looking forward to receiving those and somehting else new.
by Doug Hockersmith
August 12th, 2011, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431191

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Dan Gordon wrote:
Nathan Bialke wrote:Garagiste Mystery Wine 21 is the 2006 Long Shadows Pirouette.
Seems like an "ok" value for $30 at first glance....anyone tried this one yet?
I've had this 4 or 5 times. I really enjoyed it. A great deal for 30 bucks.
by Doug Hockersmith
July 28th, 2011, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quilceda Creek -- Palengat vs. Galitzine
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Quilceda Creek -- Palengat vs. Galitzine

I give the reds 5-7 years before opening (minimum). Currently going through the 01' & 02's which are great. IMO these can last 15-20 years.
by Doug Hockersmith
July 20th, 2011, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drouhin Vero 2007 Drink now or Hold?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Drouhin Vero 2007 Drink now or Hold?

I enjoy both.
by Doug Hockersmith
July 20th, 2011, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drouhin Vero 2007 Drink now or Hold?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Drouhin Vero 2007 Drink now or Hold?

I bought this thinking it was Oregon, not French. I have a very limited knowledge level on french pinot. What would you recommend, drink these up now, or hold. And if hold, for how long? I appreciate any help. Thanks
by Doug Hockersmith
June 13th, 2011, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dinner at Canlis with Wilfred (Daguneau, Coche, Kracher, Leroy, DRC, Palmer)
Replies: 49
Views: 2082

Re: TN: Dinner at Canlis with Wilfred (Daguneau, Coche, Kracher, Leroy, DRC, Palmer)

Suprising to hear you saw wine values. I alway shake my head at how high the mark-ups are. One of the main reasons I rarely go there anymore.
by Doug Hockersmith
November 11th, 2010, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tenth Wedding Anniversary wine
Replies: 32
Views: 1440

Re: Tenth Wedding Anniversary wine

The 2007 Cayuse Cailloux is crazy good and at 225, it is maybe a little less than 1x its current value. I've enjoyed Crush in the past, have fun.
by Doug Hockersmith
October 29th, 2010, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Futures Day today
Replies: 70
Views: 3593

Re: Cayuse Futures Day today

Yes which wines you get added first and then wishlisted makes for a very interesting discussion.
I got Cailloux, then Camaspelo, then Impulsivo, and now GOK.

Jared, a friend & I recently opened a 07 Pegu and an 07 Cayuse Cailloux. Both great, but the Cayuse had so much more.
by Doug Hockersmith
October 22nd, 2010, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Futures Day today
Replies: 70
Views: 3593

Re: Cayuse Futures Day today

Just got GOK. I'd love to get the frog, but I'm very happy with adding the grenache.
by Doug Hockersmith
October 12th, 2010, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle: Wine World, Wine World
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Seattle: Wine World, Wine World

Very cool. Thanks for posting the link.
by Doug Hockersmith
September 24th, 2010, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone in the wine world have opinions about Washington's ballots
Replies: 179
Views: 4178

Re: Does anyone in the wine world have opinions about Washington's ballots

In my opinion 1100 means less regulation and more efficiency. Consumers will be able to buy at Costco for much lower prices and have the convienence to purchase a other stores. You should see more selection from smaller niche stores as new businesses address demand that isn't being full-filled. For ...
by Doug Hockersmith
September 22nd, 2010, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cayuse 2007 'Cailloux Vineyard' Walla Walla Syrah
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: TN: Cayuse 2007 'Cailloux Vineyard' Walla Walla Syrah

I opened an 07 Cayuse Cailloux a couple of weeks ago and decanted it for 6 hours. Huge/Powerful were the words that struck me. It was a fantastic wine, much better and different than the 07 Pegu Reserve CDP that was also opened. The Pegu was a very good wine and more elegant or soft in comparison to...
by Doug Hockersmith
August 27th, 2010, 1:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 234
Views: 27159

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Mt. Gay rum is what I enjoy most. Mt. Gay Extra old is the best I've had. Mt. Gay XO is not worth the 100 IMO.
by Doug Hockersmith
August 27th, 2010, 12:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 850
Views: 58218

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Do most here only have one bottle, drain it and then restock? I probably have 20 bottles open with all different fills.

One of the most enjoyable is a Macallan with the lable 1981. I think I bought it in 1998 or so and have a glass here and there.
by Doug Hockersmith
August 11th, 2010, 5:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: One brewery for the rest of your life ...
Replies: 74
Views: 3018

Re: One brewery for the rest of your life ...

Hate to agree on any with Bob Wood, but Deutches is fantastic. Snoqualmie Brewing would be second.
by Doug Hockersmith
July 23rd, 2010, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where is Francois Audouze?
Replies: 250
Views: 12950

Re: Where is Francois Audouze?

Wow, what bunch of haters.

Francois wrote very interest stories on wine I will probably never try. They were fun to read, and I miss hearing about them.
by Doug Hockersmith
July 20th, 2010, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Syrah. Not USA, Not Aussie, Not France.
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Syrah. Not USA, Not Aussie, Not France.

A second on the Molly Folly from Chile. A fantastic wine.
by Doug Hockersmith
July 16th, 2010, 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hong Kong Recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Hong Kong Recommendations

Hi All-

I'll be in Hong Kong the middle of September. Does anyone have must do's or don'ts?

Restuarants, Hotels, Shopping etc.

Also I'm traveling from Seattle and have a lot of flexiblity on airlines. So tips on which airline, best cities to connect, business or coach...

Thanks
by Doug Hockersmith
June 29th, 2010, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431191

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

#2 is a screw cap also. I've opened two bottles this past week and enjoyed them. Hard to beat 10 bucks.
by Doug Hockersmith
May 7th, 2010, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431191

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I sent a request for a case at 2:57 pst.

On the first one, I asked for a case. Got nothing at first and then was allocated 6.
by Doug Hockersmith
April 29th, 2010, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody ever lose wine?
Replies: 33
Views: 727

Re: Anybody ever lose wine?

Do you have a cleaning lady? I've had a couple bottles disappear and that was about the only thing I could think of.
by Doug Hockersmith
April 29th, 2010, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Much love for Cayuse from the Spectator
Replies: 43
Views: 1267

Re: Much love for Cayuse from the Spectator

The scores in WS are for the 07's. So those that just bought last year, you purchased the 08's.
by Doug Hockersmith
April 22nd, 2010, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4096
Views: 431191

Re: Garagiste's latest

No way it is Leonetti or Cayuse. What about Andrew Will or Woodward Canyon? Or Betz?
by Doug Hockersmith
March 15th, 2010, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip to Seattle -recs?
Replies: 21
Views: 982

Re: Trip to Seattle -recs?

Start for brunch at the Barking Frog in Woodinville. Januik is a must and Chateau St. Michelle which is basically across the street has very pretty grounds and has many limited bottlings. Try the Austreul which is their Rhone, their limited Malbec is great QPR. Other wineries close that are great: J...
by Doug Hockersmith
February 25th, 2010, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines that you wouldn't buy at Auction
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Wines that you wouldn't buy at Auction

I've been buying things to drink that aren't easily available to buy now. Examples: Napa Cabs from the 80's, 1990 Sauternes. I have lots of stuff that needs another 5 to 10 years, but not many mature wines. Since I'm new to buying wine at auction, I figure this is like a class where I'm going to lea...
by Doug Hockersmith
February 25th, 2010, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines that you wouldn't buy at Auction
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Wines that you wouldn't buy at Auction

Hi All -

Given that I'm beginning to try out the buying wines at auction houses, and the issues of 97 Harlan, what other bottles out there would or do you shy away from?

97 Harlan
5 to 10 year old Aussie's excluding Grange
any 95+ spainish from from the past couple years
?
??

Thanks. Doug
by Doug Hockersmith
February 3rd, 2010, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: sloan 2003 and question for sloan veterans
Replies: 20
Views: 647

Re: sloan 2003 and question for sloan veterans

Craig, I did a wine dinner with Stuart Sloan in 2008. They served the 01,02,03 & 04 blind. The 03 was horrible, I asked for other pours and probably didn't finish the glass. The 02 was incredible, one of the best wines I've had. The 01 & 04 were very good, although I wouldn't pay the tarriff...
by Doug Hockersmith
October 14th, 2009, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leve Opens Mouth...Confuses World On Costco's Wine Program
Replies: 201
Views: 8525

Re: Leve Opens Mouth...Confuses World On Costco's Wine Program

I'm impressed that so many know Costco's cost capital, and other important financial metrics that they can state that the carrying cost isn't a variable in the decision to sell x, y or z.

Also a known fact is that they mark up branded goods by 15%.

Maybe wine guys should talk about wine...
by Doug Hockersmith
September 9th, 2009, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse ordering goes online today!
Replies: 17
Views: 774

Re: Cayuse ordering goes online today!

Jared,

Are the numbers you listed bottles or 3 packs? What year did you join them?

FYI, I found the 06 CSm dry riesling at the WA St liquor store for 5.99, and 6 or more is 10% off. What an amazing deal. Thanks. Doug
by Doug Hockersmith
June 17th, 2009, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Walla Walla
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: Visiting Walla Walla

Has anyone treated Chateau Rollat? I saw them at Costco and picked up a few bottles, but haven't cracked any open. Thanks again for recs!

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