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by Andrew M
September 20th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Portland, ME..... Food Recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Portland, ME..... Food Recommendations?

+1 for Scales!
by Andrew M
September 16th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Champagne Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Champagne Help!

Hi folks, thanks for the tips so far. We’re almost done with our itinerary. On day 1 we move in a straight line from Bouzy to Dizy, with visits at Paul Bara, Henri Giraud, Billecart Salmon, and Gaston Chiquet. On day 2 we go from the Cote de Blancs up toward our departure point near Reims, visiting ...
by Andrew M
August 27th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: ISO Richmond VA Tasting Group
Replies: 0
Views: 245

ISO Richmond VA Tasting Group

Going out on a limb, but not much more to add... Trying to maximize opportunities for new wine experiences. BDX, Piedmont, WA Cab, OR/CA Pinot, Chanpagne...
by Andrew M
July 22nd, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Virginia winery suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Virginia winery suggestions?

Relatively good wine at RdV, Linden. I’ve enjoyed Granite Heights and Pearmund if you’re headed that way. Pippin Hill and King Family are nice places to visit for scenery with some decent wine.
by Andrew M
July 17th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit
Replies: 57
Views: 2554

Re: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit

Went earlier this year. H/t to Brian Loring for fantastic visits at both the production facility and tasting room. Maybe the highlight of our trip. Taste of Sta Rita Hills is a great place to taste different producers (including Paul Lato and Sea Smoke) and is right next door to Gavin Chanin’s in Lo...
by Andrew M
July 12th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2292

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

Bought up 6 of the 2007 Copain Clos Pepe Pinots a little while back. Not sure why but a few months ago at least a dozen cases of older Copain landed on WineBid, maybe closer to two dozen. The CP is drinking really nicely right now, shame that vineyard can only be found in an $80 Walt Pinot starting ...
by Andrew M
July 11th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

Not sure what type of lodging you're looking for, but if a boutique beach resort, Next Paradise was an incredible stay when my wife and I went a year ago. More affordable than other comparable resorts on the island. Dar es Salaam was pretty rough but we enjoyed a day trip safari to Mikumi Park, wher...
by Andrew M
July 9th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2665

Re: Auction Finds

From a general auction view, my friends share each others paddle numbers so we dont bid against one another. But that is a pretty small group relative to the entire WB community. I dont believe sharing lot info on a public board would be in anyone's best interest other than the seller. In regards t...
by Andrew M
July 9th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 2892

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Going out on a limb here... I have unlimited access to what some would consider the best NE IPAs in the mid Atlantic (Veil, Triple Crossing, Aslin) and would be interested in trades for NE (treehouse) or preferably wine, for anyone who’s trying to free up space in the cellar. PM if interested.
by Andrew M
July 7th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Champagne Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Champagne Help!

Wife and I are heading to Champagne for the first time in November to celebrate the 30th. We have 3 days set aside for touring and want to focus on growers, for a variety of reasons. One day to loaf around Epernay and the Rue de Champagne and then we hit the road... So far I have tastings booked at ...
by Andrew M
July 7th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 21
Views: 2594

Re: Piemonte Tastings

Had a great trip to Barolo last November. I would plug the tours we did at Elio Grasso and E. Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis), both were very welcoming and interesting and delicious wine of course. Pretty surreal feeling standing in the wine cellar at Pira which is older than the US. They've probably ...
by Andrew M
July 5th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group

Of course - they may not have those open to taste, at least they didn’t when we visited but I think that had more to do with the ‘14 vintage? I’m sure if you ask ahead they may have some options for you.
by Andrew M
July 5th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1507

Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

Hi folks, I’m only a few years into wine and looking for a tip. I have an ‘89 Pichon Lalande I’ve been saving for my 30th birthday and want to bring it out to a restaurant. My first thought was to give it a double decant in the afternoon and let it sit on the counter for at least a few hours before ...
by Andrew M
July 5th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group

Recommend Clerico and Grasso. Two very different styles and presentations. But both looked like they could accommodate large groups when I visited last fall. Clerico for sure, Grasso might be just a little tight but I think it would work. We thoroughly enjoyed both - I think your guests will enjoy t...

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