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by Keith_B
July 23rd, 2021, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fall 2021 Bedrock Release Tuesday July 20. Save the date
Replies: 142
Views: 8821

Re: Fall 2021 Bedrock Release Tuesday July 20. Save the date

Broke down, just like I did with UtW. Planned to skip this release; coulda bought 2 cases, and escaped(?) with 8 assorted bottles + some wishlisted halves. I also avoided OVZ since it's easy to source and I still have a ton of '18 and '19. It is nice that OVZ is available locally to top up again, b...
by Keith_B
July 11th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 874
Views: 53496

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Dined at Boka last night. Been a while. Lee Wolen and team doing fantastic work.
by Keith_B
July 1st, 2021, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2016 Produttori Riserva Really $100??
Replies: 20
Views: 2658

Re: Is 2016 Produttori Riserva Really $100??

My local had a small allocation they released through their mailing list in early June. Limited to one each for $68.99 per - Montefico, Muncagota, Ovello, Pora, and Rabaja.
by Keith_B
June 29th, 2021, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock's Under the Wire releases...
Replies: 14
Views: 1083

Re: Bedrock's Under the Wire releases...

I did a mix of Hirsch, Alder Springs, and Brosseau. Really looking forward to enjoying these in the fall.
by Keith_B
June 12th, 2021, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Beckstoffer Georges III
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: Williams Selyem Beckstoffer Georges III

Anton D wrote: June 9th, 2021, 12:41 pm I enjoyed their previous cabernet.

I am saving up for the William & Mary release, so this is difficult.
I was able to try all the 19s from tank with Will a couple weeks ago. They were phenomenal. I’m also saving up...
by Keith_B
June 9th, 2021, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outdoor Napa Tasting Rooms?
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Outdoor Napa Tasting Rooms?

I was there a few weeks ago. Outdoor tasting at Amici, Mumm, Di Costanzo (over lunch at Charter Oak) and Gargiulo.
Indoor with R-M/William & Mary, Myriad, Flint Knoll
by Keith_B
June 9th, 2021, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2016 Produttori Riserva Really $100??
Replies: 20
Views: 2658

Re: Is 2016 Produttori Riserva Really $100??

Was able to grab a few bottles from my local for $68.99 per - Montefico, Muncagota, Ovello, Pora, and Rabaja.
$69 on 6/9. Nice.
by Keith_B
June 4th, 2021, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Go-to retail wine
Replies: 40
Views: 1979

Re: Go-to retail wine

Monsanto, Volpaia, and Felsina CCR or CC
Produttori Langhe
Vietti Barbera d’asti Tre Vigne
Chappellet Mountain Cuvée
Another vote for Ridge too
by Keith_B
May 31st, 2021, 11:28 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2013 Realm Bard (Sold)
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: 2013 Realm Bard (New Price)

PM sent
by Keith_B
May 27th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting fees
Replies: 65
Views: 3710

Re: Tasting fees

I would like to give a big shout-out to all of our WB winemakers and wineries which welcome us with ample tastings and waived fees. THANK YOU!!! flirtysmile I was able to visit with some folks who are active on WB last week and got to try things like 2019 DI CO, Rarefied Air and some other upcoming...
by Keith_B
May 11th, 2021, 6:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 375
Views: 41466

Re: Rye

Elijah Craig has released a rye that's available at K&L (saw in a FB wine group) Never tried it but decided to order some I’ve grabbed a couple at my local big box. On special for $32. Supposedly going to be more available. Enjoyed a few old fashioneds with it so far. Not bad. Not bad is an ade...
by Keith_B
May 11th, 2021, 5:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 375
Views: 41466

Re: Rye

BLittle wrote: May 7th, 2021, 12:34 pm Elijah Craig has released a rye that's available at K&L (saw in a FB wine group)
Never tried it but decided to order some
I’ve grabbed a couple at my local big box. On special for $32. Supposedly going to be more available. Enjoyed a few old fashioneds with it so far. Not bad.
by Keith_B
April 27th, 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay Freedom Hill Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay Freedom Hill Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Picked up one of these from BD12, will need to prioritize drinking it! Thanks for sharing your tasting note.
by Keith_B
March 17th, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?
Replies: 22
Views: 2537

Re: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?

Relationships developed by being a consistent customer.
by Keith_B
March 14th, 2021, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is using DIAM?
Replies: 152
Views: 9199

Re: Who is using DIAM?

2015 Pira Barolo Serralunga uses a DIAM 30.
I didn't even realize that was an option.
by Keith_B
March 12th, 2021, 4:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Steven King - great seller
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: Steven King - great seller

Another recommendation for Steven! Great experience here.
by Keith_B
March 7th, 2021, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is using DIAM?
Replies: 152
Views: 9199

Re: Who is using DIAM?

Paolo Scavino Barolo 2016 has DIAM 10.
by Keith_B
March 5th, 2021, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Piedmont suggestions
Replies: 73
Views: 3265

Re: 2014 Piedmont suggestions

I recently picked up a couple Produttori, opened one so far, and it was quite enjoyable.
by Keith_B
March 2nd, 2021, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 168
Views: 17846

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

Brent S wrote: March 1st, 2021, 9:20 am Envoyer is going to sell the owc 9 bottle 2016 produttori Barbaresco riservas for $675 today. Cheapest I’ve seen.
I can’t find that on their site, is it email link only? I’m not on their list.
Thanks!
by Keith_B
February 9th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Green hue in my Chardonnay - what does it mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 2675

Re: Green hue in my Chardonnay - what does it mean?

Of note, Rivers-Marie notes an expected green hue from their Thieriot Chard - "I’m not sure how much better this wine can get. We’ve been out here since 2007 and have seen this improve every year we’ve worked with it. The green/gold complexion as always is there suggesting a wine with a long li...
by Keith_B
January 27th, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Walter Scott Berserker Day Discovery 6-Packs
Replies: 109
Views: 7073

Re: Walter Scott Berserker Day Discovery 6-Packs

Heard so many good things about these wines - first purchase from you, in for the Chard 6pk! Excited to try these, thanks!
by Keith_B
January 26th, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass / April 6th Update - DELIVERY TOMORROW
Replies: 274
Views: 19703

Re: Grassl Glass

c fu wrote: January 26th, 2021, 10:53 am In for XL Cloth
In for 4 stem carrier

Chris - i got plenty of grassl stems but wondering if the carrier will be able to accommodate glasses of all types? I don't mind if it's not a snug fit
See post10. I had the same question.
by Keith_B
January 26th, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass / April 6th Update - DELIVERY TOMORROW
Replies: 274
Views: 19703

Re: Grassl Glass

Chris Freemott wrote: January 26th, 2021, 8:38 am ALL of our glasses fit - there is a foam cylinder in the case to handle large/small stems...Working on a photo for you Keith.
Center cylinder can / would hold a corkscrew BTW.


Voyage interior.JPG

-Chris
Thanks Chris - that is super helpful. I'll be putting in my order shortly. Great work!
by Keith_B
January 26th, 2021, 8:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass / April 6th Update - DELIVERY TOMORROW
Replies: 274
Views: 19703

Re: Grassl Glass

Do any glasses besides Liberte fit in the travel case? I use the 1855 most often and would like to know specifically if that one would fit.
by Keith_B
January 12th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low on daily drinkers...Best QPR wines available online today
Replies: 62
Views: 6287

Re: Low on daily drinkers...Best QPR wines available online today

We’ve been exploring more Italian reds lately and I’ve found myself going back for Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba multiple times over the past few weeks, around $18.
by Keith_B
November 30th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else really look forward to Monday AM on CellarTracker?
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Re: Does anyone else really look forward to Monday AM on CellarTracker?

Learned something new tonight, Thanks! I generally use the App and not via browser, but will have to use this much more moving forward. Cheers!
by Keith_B
November 25th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4253
Views: 258146

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Christos M. wrote: November 24th, 2020, 5:17 pm Finally came across Booker’s Country Ham 19-03 from last year. Had it once and loved it. Popped open the bottle as soon as I got it home and it was even better than I remember. :)
I grabbed a Booker's Pigskin 20-03. Never had Booker's so looking forward to popping it tomorrow.
by Keith_B
November 20th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4253
Views: 258146

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Brandon R wrote: November 20th, 2020, 9:23 am What's everyone's take on Stagg "Jr."? Good stuff?
Never had it, but also interested in feedback.
by Keith_B
October 31st, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4253
Views: 258146

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kelly Walker wrote: October 31st, 2020, 9:36 am Had a very nice pour of this on Wednesday. A maple syrup bomb- in a very good way. Finish goes on forever.

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Is that a 2020 release?
by Keith_B
October 30th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4253
Views: 258146

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I would love to participate but can't ship to IL as far as I know. Might be a cool idea for Berserker Day XII if you could get enough people to participate.
by Keith_B
October 24th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT
Replies: 19
Views: 2568

Re: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT

Is anyone really surprised that Galloni delivered the highest scores to date? Every score he gives is higher than the last and it's not helping the pricing. I haven't tasted the 2016 Produttori Riservas, so no view on his scores there, but I dont think there is any embellishment in his reviews of r...
by Keith_B
October 16th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1677
Views: 164431

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

I opened a 2018 Yesterday tonight. Well, actually I opened it around 230PM to aerate until dinner. Was a little disappointed at first around 6PM when I had my first glass With no food. However, with steak at around 7PM through the end of the bottle it performed really well and was a nice bottle for ...
by Keith_B
October 16th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)
Replies: 48
Views: 2906

Re: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)

Drinking a 2010 Ridge Lytton right now, it’s gorgeous. Like Howard notes, Ridge seems to show at all times, the showing is just a little different with age. This 2010 retains some very vibrant blue and black fruits and spice, and a classic architecture of firm tannins and fresh acids, but it is als...
by Keith_B
October 15th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 3028

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

I use a device called SensorPush that syncs with my iPhone but there are many others that record temp/humidity and sync via bluetooth I have one in both of my fridges and think they are great. Ordered from Amazon, super easy to use. I have a Le Cache 3800 and will be purchasing a 2nd 3800 within th...
by Keith_B
October 14th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Kelli White’s “Napa Valley Then and Now”
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: WTB: Kelli White’s “Napa Valley Then and Now”

I believe I picked up my copy from Acme last year, but appears they are now sold out. I’ve enjoyed the content, some of the reviews maybe a little outdated now based on when they were last tasted? She uses a visual indicator of maturity, like an odometer, for ascend, peak, and decline, so some may h...
by Keith_B
October 14th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 3028

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

AndyK wrote: October 14th, 2020, 5:55 pm I use a device called SensorPush that syncs with my iPhone but there are many others that record temp/humidity and sync via bluetooth
I have one in both of my fridges and think they are great. Ordered from Amazon, super easy to use.
by Keith_B
October 3rd, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 16910
Views: 901146

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Andrew K. wrote: October 1st, 2020, 7:08 pmWhy 09?
I grabbed it at retail for a friends birthday. Was only vintage they had.
by Keith_B
October 1st, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 16910
Views: 901146

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2009 Dom
6x2018 Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast
by Keith_B
September 30th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shafer 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: Shafer 2020

So does this mean all their neighbors would be in a similar position related to smoke taint? I wonder if this puts them in a tough position relative to the market perception - Quixote, Stags' Leap, Robert Sinskey Cliff Lede for instance all nearby. I'm a member at Cliff Lede and buy a couple cases p...
by Keith_B
September 30th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 62254

Re: #GlassFire

Text of email from Cain - very sad... When the three families living at Cain left our homes on Sunday evening, none of us could begin to imagine that we would never return. Nor could we think that the winery, the beautiful vintage of 2019, and some promising new wines of 2020 would be gone. But on S...
by Keith_B
September 22nd, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 230
Views: 17717

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

In for 6 of the Napa and 2 of the Shifflett Ranch Cab. First time buyer - excited to support Will!
by Keith_B
September 14th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lokoya
Replies: 13
Views: 1835

Re: Lokoya

I’m guessing that Rutherford fruit might go into Freemark Abbey now that they’ve pivoted to all mountain fruit. I can’t recall if it was Lokoya or Cardinale but one shifted some of their valley floor fruit to Freemark Abbey (since they are all Jackson Family).
by Keith_B
September 13th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3438

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

I grabbed a few bottles of Massican SB (and Annia) yesterday. Looking forward to trying them. Both at $29.99.
by Keith_B
September 12th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 11805

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Thank you Will for the insight. I will do my best to let these hang out for a while. Looking forward to trying them!
by Keith_B
September 12th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 11805

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Question I had during the event, but we never got back around to. At the 12:30 mark of the video TRB says that its the last year for the Anderson Valley bottling. Anybody know what is happening there? Does that mean Bearwallow goes away too? Bearwallow is not going anywhere, no worries there. The A...
by Keith_B
September 12th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 36
Views: 2349

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

Yes, I’ve experienced this a few times over the past week. Not good.
by Keith_B
September 11th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3438

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

We had a lot of Cliff Lede SB this summer. I also enjoyed the Hall Knights Valley SB. Bevan was pretty good as well.
by Keith_B
September 11th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 176
Views: 24574

Re: Wait list times

updated Pisoni and Tusk Macdonald: 10+ years? SQN: 8+ years Saxum: 5 years (down from 7 years) Screaming Eagle: 14+ years Scarecrow: ~3 years (down from 6 years) Marcassin: truly an enigma Ultramarine: 10 years? (up from ~3 years) Cayuse: 9+ years Pisoni: 6 years Tusk: By Referral? WD PCG List : By...

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