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by Jay $$ Winton
June 27th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 445
Views: 44480

Re: Official WTSO thread

Just used the last of my $2pb credits. Deadline is August 18, btw
by Jay $$ Winton
June 20th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions
Replies: 35
Views: 1409

Re: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions

Provenance is the issue here. I'll throw Laurel Glen into the mix.
by Jay $$ Winton
June 6th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé.
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: TN: 2017 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé.

Not sure it as good as a few years ago. Used to be a regular buy for me but the last vintage wasn't the same quality I remembered. I will have to try it again.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 28th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London wine bar recommendations sought
Replies: 17
Views: 838

Re: London wine bar recommendations sought

Gordons on the Embankment is a must visit. https://gordonswinebar.com/
by Jay $$ Winton
May 23rd, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 99
Views: 4779

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

We bought a Secura a couple of years ago SCG-903B. No issues so far
by Jay $$ Winton
May 21st, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 44
Views: 2414

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

La Lagune
by Jay $$ Winton
May 21st, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 5-19-19
Replies: 12
Views: 901

Re: Wine Impressions 5-19-19

An odd name for a winery. At least "Produttori" sounds cool for a coop. Couldn't they come up with something more original? With Total Wine, it's always possible that the original producer did have a cool name, but it was more advantageous legalistically & financially for Total to slap their own br...
by Jay $$ Winton
May 21st, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 5-19-19
Replies: 12
Views: 901

Re: Wine Impressions 5-19-19

Jim, you may already know about them, but B-21 online and near Tampa has a pretty good wine selection at very fair prices and a flat rate $12 shipping at least in FL. We discovered them this past winter while we were in FL and they contributed to acquisition>>consumption for those months. Cheers, -...
by Jay $$ Winton
May 15th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Dogfish Head- Sam Adams
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Dogfish Head- Sam Adams

As a Dogfish lover, I am less than thrilled to say the least but Sam and his wife have done a lot of good in lower, slower so I don't begrudge them becoming extremely wealthy.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 7th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 25
Views: 1232

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

My Genesis still going strong after many years. I have replaced the original grills and flavorizer bars but everything else is original. Charcoal is great but being able to heat the grill in 10 minutes is very handy in a busy world.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 3rd, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 1099

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

Nola Palomar wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 8:08 pm
I use a pot with olive oil. When popped I salt it then add butter.
We use this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NF ... UTF8&psc=1 with organic coconut oil, salt and Amish popcorn.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 2nd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Consignors and Auction Houses
Replies: 27
Views: 1446

Re: Best Wine Consignors and Auction Houses

CT has an arrangement with Benchmark but I've never tried it.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 2nd, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1684

Re: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

Never any issues with SWA when I've checked wine;they only care that it is securely packed. They do require you to sign a waiver of responsibility so I have them place FRAGILE stickers on the box.
by Jay $$ Winton
April 27th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11219
Views: 506324

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

six pack of 2016 ANTHILL FARMS PINOT NOIR TINA MARIE VYD. Have to pay sales tax at 7.38%, ok with that. Then I find out shipping is now $50 a case or $36 for 6. So the good deal price disappears but it's not available in the DC area. EDIT: It is available in DC but significantly more than I paid eve...
by Jay $$ Winton
April 26th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1363

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

CT is invaluable! Thanks Eric!
by Jay $$ Winton
April 21st, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 445
Views: 44480

Re: Official WTSO thread

A DC pal said he's getting charged sales tax but I'm still not in MD. I imagine that will change soon. BTW, the Benjamin Farjon Côtes du Rhône Villages 2016 Plan de Dieu Product ID: (86005) is excellent at $13.99. Case worthy purchase.
by Jay $$ Winton
April 19th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 8030

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

got 6 different Sancerre whites from from WTSO to try. Vintages 16-18. Everyday quaffing and party wine pricing. Isn't 18 supposed to be killer in the Loire?
by Jay $$ Winton
April 16th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 445
Views: 44480

Re: Official WTSO thread

Big boys up now- 3.0 liter
by Jay $$ Winton
April 13th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1589

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

Stone crabs are the only food I will go "all you can eat". Billy's stone crab is a favorite in Hollywood Beach, FL;many, many crabs consumed there. Otherwise, there is no better crab than Maryland blue though I prefer a crabcake. Woodys in Dewey Beach, DE is my current favorite.
by Jay $$ Winton
April 12th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Inexpensive Sparklers
Replies: 26
Views: 4091

Re: Inexpensive Sparklers

We drank a bottle of the Costco champagne last week. Chardonnay forward so a bit sweet but quite quaffable for $20.
by Jay $$ Winton
March 27th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: San Diego help
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Re: San Diego help

I'm staying near Petco Park so thinking about going to opening day tomorrow. Anyone in the area has an extra ticket, please send me a PM.
by Jay $$ Winton
March 25th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 445
Views: 44480

Re: Official WTSO thread

Trying the 2016 Benjamin Farjon Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu. with my credit-$11.99. Anyone had this?
by Jay $$ Winton
March 21st, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: San Diego help
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Re: San Diego help

Staying at the Hyatt Manchester next week and would appreciate any recs for nearby wine stores and restaurants. Thanks!
by Jay $$ Winton
March 17th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: No New Orleans bar thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: No New Orleans bar thread?

Add the Alibi-811 Iberville. It never closes-how convenient.
by Jay $$ Winton
March 13th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bollinger Grande Annee
Replies: 44
Views: 2649

Re: 2008 Bollinger Grande Annee

2004 GA rose showed well at a recent tasting I attended. Full bodied but needs time to show its best, IMO.
by Jay $$ Winton
March 11th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 213
Views: 21545

Re: Washington DC

I'm pretty sure in DC if you bring a bottle in, you have to finish it as taking it out of the restaurant partially consumed breaks the law.
by Jay $$ Winton
March 9th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 113
Views: 9282

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Anyone try the Kirkland XO? Should I be ashamed to say I really like it. And it's a steal at $49.00 damnit, now I must buy one next time I'm at Costco. It isn't life changing, but it is easy drinking and a tremendous value. These are perfect for scratching the casual cognac itch, I'm going to grab ...
by Jay $$ Winton
March 6th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Château La Lagune - Stunningly Good, Almost a Fail . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 1450

Re: 1986 Château La Lagune - Stunningly Good, Almost a Fail . . . .

Back in the day, I purchased a case of the 88 for $120. One of my all time best buys. All gone now.
by Jay $$ Winton
February 24th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 474
Views: 27686

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

GE was great when we recently returned from Mexico to BWI. The FA warned us two other international flights were arriving simultaneously so we should rush to beat the lines. Well, there were long lines for those who weren't using GE. We were through customs and calling uber in 10 minutes or so. Nice...
by Jay $$ Winton
February 6th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions
Replies: 40
Views: 18401

Re: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions

A mix of bleach and water works for me. Rinse well!!
by Jay $$ Winton
January 31st, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bargain Champagne
Replies: 64
Views: 3232

Re: Best Bargain Champagne

I got the champagne list from WTSO before Christmas and bought a few bottles for a party. The crowd seemed to enjoy them and the ones I tasted were good for the price. Philippe Fourrier 2010 Cuvée Millesime Champagne Product ID: (86103) 1 29.99 Nicolas Maillart Platine Premier Cru Champagne Brut NV ...
by Jay $$ Winton
January 25th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cancun as a family vacation - yea or nay?
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: Cancun as a family vacation - yea or nay?

We stayed at the Westin last month and enjoyed it. Well situated with several restaurants nearby as well as a grocery and liquor store. So perfect for a family.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 23rd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business
Replies: 41
Views: 1717

Re: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business

The saddest part of this fruitless exercise is how many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. An increasing number of business people I know (including my wife) are feeling peripheral effects from the shutdown.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 10th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 2929

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

Who let all these people into my room???
by Jay $$ Winton
January 10th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bargain Champagne
Replies: 64
Views: 3232

Re: Best Bargain Champagne

Anyone had the Costco Kirkland brand champagne lately? It was a great QPR at $20.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 10th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brewery Wine List: Come At Me Dog
Replies: 16
Views: 967

Re: Brewery Wine List: Come At Me Dog

Website?
by Jay $$ Winton
January 7th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Best wine shipping website
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Best wine shipping website

What kinds of wines are you looking for? WTSO has great customer service and free ground shipping with a 4 bottle or more purchase for everyday quaffers. Try B-21 for a Florida retailer.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 7th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inexpensive Bordeaux
Replies: 53
Views: 3478

Re: Inexpensive Bordeaux

Drank a couple 2009 Caronne Ste Gemme recently. Drinking very well now. Glad I bought a case.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 7th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Too late baby now, it's too late
Replies: 30
Views: 2008

Re: Too late baby now, it's too late

I picked up a couple of 2015 Siran at the DC Costco. Opinions are all over the map on this one.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 6th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 82
Views: 4636

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

in if not too late. Sending email.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 4th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Storage / Domaine Storage New York
Replies: 19
Views: 1493

Re: NYC Storage / Domaine Storage New York

I've been waiting...and waiting....and waiting for my wines from My Wine Deals to be sent from Domaine NYC to the DC location for pickup. Last I heard was it's supposed to be this month.
by Jay $$ Winton
December 19th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Nashville music/club question

Rudy's for jazz. Haven't been but hear good things. I think it's in the Gulch??
by Jay $$ Winton
November 30th, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hey Joe - Where'd you go with that fruit in your hand? Part II.
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Hey Joe - Where'd you go with that fruit in your hand? Part II.

I have a few bottles of the 2007 Sleepy Hollow pinot...will hold....will not drink...repeat as necessary
by Jay $$ Winton
November 22nd, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?

I got into it re the styrofoam inserts with Envoyer. They claim cardboard is too fragile but I get wines from the west coast that is packed with reinforced cardboard and never any issues. It really hurts me to see how much goes into the landfill. I tend to agree with envoyer; I'm not a fan of the c...
by Jay $$ Winton
November 22nd, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?

I got into it re the styrofoam inserts with Envoyer. They claim cardboard is too fragile but I get wines from the west coast that is packed with reinforced cardboard and never any issues. It really hurts me to see how much goes into the landfill.
by Jay $$ Winton
November 21st, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3486

Re: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted

Popped and poured a bottle of the 2011 Grist Zin last night. Nice restrained style so not overly jammy. Will improve over the next few years I think.
by Jay $$ Winton
November 19th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7046
Views: 403972

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

6 pack-Bindi Sergardi Achille Toscana Rosso 2016. For $72, worth a flyer.
by Jay $$ Winton
November 19th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best places to buy wine in D.C.?
Replies: 16
Views: 894

Re: Best places to buy wine in D.C.?

Zachys is also an option I haven't made it out there; do they actually have a retail showroom? Not really but they have "open houses" fairly often. Prices are not the lowest but occasionally some bargains so worth getting on the email list. It's near Costco as well (only one in the tristate area th...
by Jay $$ Winton
November 19th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 5281

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

Typical shipping season, wine arrives and wife comments about the quantity. However, she realizes a good deal of it is champagne, her favorite beverage.

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