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by Juliec
May 14th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne stoppers/open bottle storage
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Champagne stoppers/open bottle storage

Someone posted a few weeks back about a champagne stopper from crate and barrel. I got it, it’s not 4.99 anymore but its not much above that and free shipping. If it works, maybe i will buy one more. Another shocker, its made in Italy. So helping the Italian economy in a minuscule way. Along with c&...
by Juliec
May 7th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 76396

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

PSA- several korean indie restaurants in the city are providing family heat and serve delivery service if you are in manhattan and the nearby boros (maybe northern nj too not sure although queens and nj have lots of other options.). Kochinyc, hanjan/danji. Usually multiple meals worth of food. Proba...
by Juliec
May 7th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BurgDirect
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: BurgDirect

Welcome to WB Dean. Interesting. Where do you live and how did you narrow down to red burgundy?
Being a relative newcomer, how did you uncover BurgDirect? What have your experiences been so far. (What red burgs do you like...)
by Juliec
May 6th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with upgrading my wine
Replies: 49
Views: 2220

Re: Help with upgrading my wine

Good point Doug. I saw WS prices at 20/22 USD and thought the exchange was around 2 USD to 1 Pound. Wow, maybe it’s time to go visit Uk, exchange rate for USD is better these days at 1.23 USD to 1 Pound sterling. Any other suggestions for Clarksburg Chenin Blanc for me? I do buy Loire Cb. (Although ...
by Juliec
May 5th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Wine Online during the Covid Crisis
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Buying Wine Online during the Covid Crisis

It’s a great time to learn. Lots of wine shops - geeky ones are selling tasting bottles in advance and having a online insta or zoom meeting. Check out if the ones in Chicago do, or all the major stores in NYC and wineries in California are doing this. (Also on Wineberserkers too.) Leon and Sons in ...
by Juliec
May 5th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with upgrading my wine
Replies: 49
Views: 2220

Re: Help with upgrading my wine

Pine Ridge Vineyards Chenin Blanc - Viognier, Napa Valley, USA - this will likely be too dry for you, but it does have a touch of sweetness. Likely when you are wanting to splurge, I have a feeling you may like Rombauer Chardonnay. It has a oakiness that you may like. Perhaps just try asking the sto...
by Juliec
May 4th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with upgrading my wine
Replies: 49
Views: 2220

Re: Help with upgrading my wine

Try whites from South Africa or Chile. Both have Chardonnay’s. I also feel like Sauvignon Blanc can have those tropical notes you mention. Chenin Blanc as well. You may want to try a German Riesling sometime. Not sure if you are bringing to outings or groups. If not, consider half bottles That way y...
by Juliec
April 27th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?
Replies: 31
Views: 1616

Re: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?

Ben, if you are going to ship them why not use a connection and see if you are ordering the quantity, if they can cut you a deal on the cost or look for lower shipping. Are you asking participants to pick up the wines themselves? If so, perhaps Pine Ridge Chenin+Viognier, the 2019 are being widely d...
by Juliec
April 27th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best books on Burgundy
Replies: 53
Views: 5770

Re: Best books on Burgundy

Thank you Tony! (All, I did realize that there are eBooks that are online and available for Inside Burgundy, so I’ll probably purchase them first.) Also, I agree to the Climats book, it is comprehensive with maps. Thanks everyone for sharing the knowledge about specific books. Meadows has a little s...
by Juliec
April 27th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best books on Burgundy
Replies: 53
Views: 5770

Re: Best books on Burgundy

TGigante wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 3:38 pm
This is a good book in an encyclopedic kind of way
This edition is from 2010 so might be a bit dated
Not sure if it has been updated

If anyone wants to borrow it, I’ll ship it over
I would. :). If op doesn’t get it first. Ty. I’ll send a pm.
by Juliec
April 23rd, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First time wine fridge buyer
Replies: 29
Views: 1856

Re: First time wine fridge buyer

Nick, I would have advised to get a larger size m or l or a le cache. Unless you really want to keep a very small collection. You could also get a clearance item.
by Juliec
April 22nd, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 52
Views: 2556

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Thanks Kirk, I will try that! Juyuan, I’ll let some of the others answer the larger fridges. I’ve been okay, but mine is definitely not as heavy. I suspect it is slightly heavier than my fridge. I do keep them on different circuits. I’ve put the Le Cache on sliders and the Eurocave has padded mat un...
by Juliec
April 21st, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 52
Views: 2556

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Julie...In my Le Cache, I store half bottles on the bottom, but also in the crevice between each rack...provides storage for 16 more bottles on the bottom row. It does require that I sometimes need to remove a couple bottles to get one in the crevice in the back, but worth it. Thanks Adam for the g...
by Juliec
April 21st, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 52
Views: 2556

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Any ideas or suggestions on efficiently storing half bottles and the taller Riesling bottles in la cache or Eurocave with sliding shelves? I’ve been storing on bottom shelves or standing them.
by Juliec
April 19th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 168
Views: 8274

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Peay. For those who like higher cooler elevation 100% Syrah. Also lower alcohol levels. My palate may be a little contrarian to the norm.
by Juliec
April 16th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing paper wrapped bottles
Replies: 32
Views: 1833

Re: Storing paper wrapped bottles

I keep them on. The winery that includes the tissue wrap has the label on the tissue too. So it’s easy for me to know which bottles they are and where they are in the cellar. I do have to admit the packaging of the whole box is pretty nice to open and they include some strong nicely printed cardboar...
by Juliec
April 15th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2002

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

Doesn’t every winemaker moderate to high end non-interventionist vintner express vintage variability especially for pinot noir? So as long as the underlying grapes used and winemaking style is consistent, you are seeing an expression of the vintage at the particular site. As new vines age at the sit...
by Juliec
April 13th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another "win a bottle" game - Guess the wine, 20 questions style - WE HAVE A WINNER!
Replies: 165
Views: 2623

Re: Another "win a bottle" game - Guess the wine, 20 questions style

Is it Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese 2016
by Juliec
April 12th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs
Replies: 50
Views: 4502

Re: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs

Hi Joey, I am long on Wayfarer. I bought a number of their Svd based on research. Hoping for the best and hoping that Jayson had a hand in setting up the winemaking there. There was some turnover in the winemaker so we will have to see. I need to wait a few years to try what I have. If I open one so...
by Juliec
April 9th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs
Replies: 50
Views: 4502

Re: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs

I would add Sojourn to your list of "must try" West Sonoma Coast Pinot. Sojourn makes fantastic Pinot from the Walala and Ridgetop vineyards. Cheers! Thanks Scott. I agree! Only tried the 2017 Walala so far with tasting - and it was excellent (a bit similar to but not exactly like Three Sticks Wala...
by Juliec
April 8th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 38
Views: 2414

Re: Sojourn Cellars

How do you feel about the 2018 versus 2017 vintages? Looks like it may have been warmer in 2018?
Are Sangiacomo, Ridgetop and Gaps Crown warmer sites than Walala? Trying to keep the alcohol lower.
by Juliec
April 6th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Making your own wine blend
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Making your own wine blend

Wondered if anyone on the board has tried to blend their own wine at home? Now that there are several single varietal wines options. Usually Rhone like, and some single varietal wines used for Bordeaux like wines. Thoughts, I’ll probably try it anyway if I don’t like the single varietal bottle as a ...
by Juliec
March 23rd, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)
Replies: 23
Views: 1598

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)

I tend to agree that this has a lot more in common with a domestic chardonnay than a Loire Chenin. Is it that CA Chenin is less acidic or more fruit forward? How long should we wait to open the chenin, what about the taste changes over time? I just recently opened the 2018 chenin Blanc. Would apprec...
by Juliec
March 23rd, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT
Replies: 28
Views: 781

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT

Looking for suggestions: between Sojourn Reuling, Riddle, or River-Marie Occidental.
by Juliec
March 23rd, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT
Replies: 28
Views: 781

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT

Thanks Todd for organizing the web video social meets/tastings. After the next few meets that have themes, wanted to suggest tastings related to COVID-19. One on Italian wines, etc. and then going to US. I feeling a bit helpless other than to pray. I do feel like remembering and honoring the country...
by Juliec
March 22nd, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Aging
Replies: 16
Views: 1069

Re: Wine Aging

The other nuance that the responders have made. Each person has different taste for wine. Some love aged wine, others like to drink the wine on the younger side. (Even when you do age it properly, it may still have a flaw that you then don’t know about until you actual open the bottle). Also, the ag...
by Juliec
March 22nd, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2973

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, Date/Time TBD

I'm in. Got 2016 Flagstaff and mcdougall.
by Juliec
March 19th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert (Postponed) in Midtown
Replies: 23
Views: 1831

Re: NYC: Aubert (Postponed) in Midtown

Colleen, thanks for expressing your interest! Along with Allen. Look forward to meeting you both. More the merrier with this crew. The new gang has a lot of different people that come to different events based on interest on the tasting; usually a few different people each time - but a great crew al...
by Juliec
March 13th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert (Postponed) in Midtown
Replies: 23
Views: 1831

Re: NYC: Aubert 3/24 @6:30 PM in Midtown

My fellow New Yorker wb aubert friends, in an abundance of caution, feeling it best to postpone this wb offline event until cv is known to be contained in ny. Logistically, date chosen may be the best for some of you. Hopefully, once things calm down, we can find a date that will work for this group...
by Juliec
March 12th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 15969

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Before this gets more negative. a silver lining, for those that have been wanting to buy a coravin system; never been a better time. Major discount that I’ve never seen before, but maybe others have. (For those that have gone through the last crash; what was the impact to the wine market. I’m not se...
by Juliec
March 9th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 15969

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Is the number of Scarecrow allocations available at cost on commerce corner higher than usual? I'm relatively new here but am surprised to see so many listings like that. Each seller has their own reasons of course, but in aggregate maybe it points to a change in mood/habits for which market expect...
by Juliec
March 9th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 119
Views: 11118

Re: Scarecrow allocation

I guess I would ask the wb historians what happened in 2009. (Or generally to wine markets due to stock markets volatility) I suspect a lot of people would get of the waitlist the next season... and prices may roll back or take a pause. Wine must have a beta to the stock market.
by Juliec
March 8th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs
Replies: 50
Views: 4502

Re: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs

Thank you for the collective sharing of wine experience with the West Sonoma Coast region!! I have definitely been looking back at this thread for additional notes and insights. To summarize the wineries noted: + means multiple recommendations, * means wines that i have purchased or tasted. Peay+* (...
by Juliec
March 6th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.

Kudos and thanks Jay for organizing the wonderful wine dinner! Great summary! Very detailed given the good conversations within the group, food and wines. (I think there was also 2005 Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune Greves L'Enfant Jesus, 2014 Benoit Clos de la Truffiere Puligny-Montrachet seemed very g...
by Juliec
March 6th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert (Postponed) in Midtown
Replies: 23
Views: 1831

Re: NYC: Aubert [Resched 3/23 or 3/24] @6:30 PM in Midtown

Trying to finalize date to Tuesday, 3/24. Please lmk if there are others interested. Aubert chardonnay, pinot noir, and some other surprises.
by Juliec
March 5th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert (Postponed) in Midtown
Replies: 23
Views: 1831

Re: NYC: Aubert [Resched 3/23, 2/24, 3/31] @6:30 PM in Midtown

thanks jay and clifton for getting the rescheduling started. Jay’s wife Rebecca can probably join us if we are able to make it one of the following days. Mon 3/23 - backup date (Jay and Rebecca available) Tues 3/24 - Date works best for Clifton, Jay, and Rebecca Thought is to focus on the Aubert Cha...
by Juliec
March 4th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 106
Views: 9828

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Mailing lists are dangerous dances around the slippery slope....I'm cutting back from about 30 lists. It all depends on what you really drink on a regular basis and whether it is available at reasonable retail. I'm still purchasing Aubert because there is relatively none at retail. I love the chard...
by Juliec
March 3rd, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 2432

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting

Thanks all for making at trek out to Kochi! The company, wines, and food were a lovely combo. Part 1: with Ramon C. and foodie friends was lovely. Ramon brought the WOTN 2011 Metras Moulin-A-Vent and an a wonderful 2018 Domaine Tempier Bandol Blanc. The wines were a great match to the food. Other wi...
by Juliec
March 3rd, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Please give final confirms, must finalize table design.
Replies: 84
Views: 5272

Re: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.

Jay, if it’s not to late to sign up (or if it’s too late no worries, I can make it next time), I could bring a 2014 shafer hillside select and a 2016 Aubert Eastside. Have had some migraines of late didn’t want to sign up and then get ill. Which is hard to gauge in advance.
by Juliec
February 27th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 2432

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting

Yay!!! Woot woot. I sent the other my update. Pls start wo me I had to backtrack to pickup my wine :)
by Juliec
February 26th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road to Hana
Replies: 28
Views: 1188

Re: Road to Hana

You should stop when you see cars parked along the road. They are usually on an adventure. (There is a tape or audio accompaniment to the drive), key spots I enjoyed were the bamboo forest hike, the various beaches red sand, black sand, didn’t get to the lava hole, but it sounded neat. There are als...
by Juliec
February 26th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 2432

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting

Thanks Kyle for giving it a shot. Sorry about that. They are a small place. If you get a chance you should check out Blossom or Dirt Candy. They are vegetarian rest, but you may have already been there. Also there is hangawi, a Korean veggie place. Also, Momofuku Kwai just recently opened in Hudson ...
by Juliec
February 26th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 2432

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting

I happen to be in NYC for work tomorrow and am going to stay overnight - coincidentally this caught my eye. Is it still on and is there space available? Hi Kyle, Welcome aboard. I confirmed for 6 at the restaurant. Please PM me to confirm that you are committed to attend tomorrow or pay a potential...
by Juliec
February 25th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 2432

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

Julius L wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 11:04 pm
I have wine tasting events for Monday and Friday of that week, but I'm good for either Wednesday or Thursday. Count me in
Thanks Julius. Look forward to meeting you (Diane and Tony) on Thursday.
by Juliec
February 25th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 2432

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

I am a firm maybe. I will be going to Falltacular in California the week before and will probably have a boatload of work backed up, so do not save a spot for me, but if someone wimps out at the last minute, I may be able to fill in. All, we are set for Thursday. See you all there. Jay, know you ha...
by Juliec
February 23rd, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 52
Views: 2556

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

I have both. I think the eurocave is able to run a bit cooler and more efficient. I don’t notice much variation in temps on the eurocave except on top rack under the fan seems a bit cooler. I have had issues with moldy labels when a bottle accidentally touches the back wall. Over time, I find the s...
by Juliec
February 22nd, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Tempier, Metras, Peay Vineyard at Kochi NYC
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: TNs: Tempier, Metras, Peay Vineyard at Kochi NYC

I thought Peay was in the ‘Ceritas, Littorai’ lean acid driven style? https://www.peayvineyards.com/press/californias-edgiest-wine-region-the-western-sonoma-coast It is lower alcohol, acidic and not overripe fruit. Not sure about Ceritas and Littorai style. It’s Estate fruit is similar to Other wes...
by Juliec
February 22nd, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 52
Views: 2556

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

With the Eurocave unless you get a lemon, no issues and it is perfect for the bottles any size. Best for the most expensive bottles. Le cache is slightly louder and stores more. You May have to monitor/ hack for humidity. Tough to choose. if you get the revelation I would recommend a glass door. Put...

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