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by Paul McCourt
April 19th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

It’s one buck to ship two bottles.

The non-shipment of the rest of your order is free
by Paul McCourt
April 19th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 37
Views: 1533

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

the WA Board was part of my learning curve when I started to truly pay attention to wine, so I am always grateful for that.

Don’t miss at all. Different times.
by Paul McCourt
April 19th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BS pricing
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: BS pricing

E. Mark Larson wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Do they give case discounts?

[wink.gif]
I was gonna buy, but the shipping cost was too high.
by Paul McCourt
April 19th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Environs ?
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Suggestions for Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Environs ?

Just got back from a trip that included a heli tour of zion and bryce. Utterly spectacular, Zion even more so than Bryce for us. Imagine both would be hot as hell in September though. I’ve hiked in and camped in Bryce late September early October. Warm, but not real hot during the day but at about ...
by Paul McCourt
April 14th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wrong on Chardonnag
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Wrong on Chardonnag

That may indeed be what he meant, once I re-read it.
by Paul McCourt
April 14th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wrong on Chardonnag
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Wrong on Chardonnag

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 9:23 am
Albert and Ceritas “cheap and crappy”?

And Howard thinks I’m bad...
I'm not much of an Aubert chard fan, but "cheap and crappy"?
by Paul McCourt
April 14th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 22
Views: 500

Re: London / Solo Diner

I focus on local/regional food when I travel, and there's nothing more "London" than a Sunday Roast (with yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings), the best example of which I had at Blacklock (24 Great Windmill Street), which was also the best meal I had in my 8 days in the city at this time last ...
by Paul McCourt
April 14th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

This being KY, there are bars in the area that specialize in hard-to-acquire Bourbons, and they generally have in stock about anything you could imagine (sold at 15X-25X markup...$200 shot of Pappy, anyone? [swearing.gif] ) If I find out that one of them has Saint Cloud on the shelf, I'll drop by a...
by Paul McCourt
April 12th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 70
Views: 2016

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

I buy little, but I usually go big when I do.
by Paul McCourt
April 12th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 30
Views: 1063

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

K John Joseph wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 8:45 am
Very anti-stemless. A real disappointment for me at rentals, though better than drinking from a water glass.
I just don’t like stemless. I understand the utility of them, but I’d rather break a few stems now and again.
by Paul McCourt
April 12th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette
Replies: 132
Views: 5663

Re: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette

What about when a local broker or retailer brings a winemaker or winery rep in town for a private tasting? I feel even more pressure to buy when invited to the local tastings. Nope. If I’m invited I feel little obligation to buy. They have introduced me to the wine and winemaker, I have taken the t...
by Paul McCourt
April 12th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1346

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

Huh. Now it appears that they only try and deliver once. Got a door tag saying I wasn't home and they left it at a Fed-Ex store. I don't particularly mind that I have to get it from there but when did this become their policy to try and deliver to your home only once?
by Paul McCourt
April 12th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette
Replies: 132
Views: 5663

Re: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette

I think you should only buy what you want to buy. You are not responsible for the rest of the group. The only time that I didn't buy was when the host (who shall go unnamed) was an ass who obviously didn't want to be there, acted like it, and from the get-go was blatantly clear that the only reason ...
by Paul McCourt
April 11th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1346

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

Zero complaints for FedEx. 20 years zero problems. Like any large corporation it will be the individuals in certain areas that mess it up not FedEx. I just ship to FedEx office and pick up on my way home from work as with home delivery you need to be there to sign for wine. Everyone's mileage will ...
by Paul McCourt
April 10th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions for Bern's steakhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 2484

Re: Questions for Bern's steakhouse

After all the commentary about the list over the years, the pricing was a bit underwhelming, I will admit.
by Paul McCourt
April 8th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 30
Views: 1063

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

99.9% of your renters will not care, so buy cheap.

Keep a box or two of good glasses in the owner's storage closet for your use when you go there.
by Paul McCourt
April 8th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 48
Views: 1536

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

I prefer off-site. (I live in Manhattan but I don't think I would build a cellar even if I had room) I like the inventory service, and I like not having to worry about the mechanics of the process. They get picked up and magically appear on my inventory. The down side is instant access. Also, with o...
by Paul McCourt
April 8th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This seems a little excessive, no? (UPDATED - it's not)
Replies: 41
Views: 2700

Re: This seems a little excessive, no? (UPDATED - it's not)

People read the paper in the boxes? I assume they are copies of invoices and burn them before my wife sees them.

In any case, I agree with Dennis and Howard.
by Paul McCourt
April 6th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: Egypt

We walked through Old Cairo and walked through Khan Al-Khalili (lots of junk but fun). Hit a few places like the Cairo Citadel of Salah El-Din. Used a car and driver and guide in Cairo. Same on the west bank of Luxor. Well worth the money for the information provided, which made what we were seeing ...
by Paul McCourt
April 6th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: Egypt

_MG_2620.JPG Enjoyed Egypt. Never felt unsafe (honestly, I really didn't expect to). Things are remarkably cheap right now (Egyptian pound is at about 6 cents) Luxor historical sites are simply amazing. Did the sunrise balloon ride and it was great. Pyramids are impressive as hell up close and I'd ...
by Paul McCourt
March 25th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Houston BBQ
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: Houston BBQ

If I remember correctly, it is south of downtown
by Paul McCourt
March 25th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Houston BBQ
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: Houston BBQ

For the life of me, I have never understood the white bread thing.
by Paul McCourt
March 21st, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Houston BBQ
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Houston BBQ

I am going to be down there the end of April and I promised to show some Aussies how Texans do BBQ. Any reccos for the best BBQ in town? (Prefer a proper "joint")

As always, thanks in advance!
by Paul McCourt
March 19th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1183

Re: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?

My favorite characteristic is how well its doing at retail.
by Paul McCourt
March 15th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you view the money you spend on wine
Replies: 42
Views: 2105

Re: How do you view the money you spend on wine

I use credit cards for all my wine purchases, therefore the wine costs no money.
by Paul McCourt
March 15th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2090
Views: 126985

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I was just going to buy a couple of bottles from this offering, yet somehow I have a case on the way. Odd how that happens, no?

It really is a sickness.
by Paul McCourt
March 13th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: Egypt

Thanks everyone. I'm not spending too much time wandering around Cairo. I'll be by myself on the way in and I'll show my daughter around a bit on the way out -and amazingly enough, although I was around the region many, many moons ago, I've never had a chance to do the tourist time at the pyramids o...
by Paul McCourt
March 12th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Egypt

Hi all,

I am going to be in Egypt for a week at the end of the month. Two days Cairo, 4 days Luxor.

Any words of wisdom on what not to miss, where to eat, or general commentary/suggestions? As always, thanks in advance!
by Paul McCourt
March 3rd, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!
Replies: 56
Views: 2134

Re: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!

Failla = fay-la

I said this wrong for a while (despite it being explained on their site)
by Paul McCourt
February 19th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 9424

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

I bought a bit. Ode to Lulu is a nice summertime drink out at the beach.
by Paul McCourt
February 19th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Those that are owed wines from Maison Ilan, please fill out this linked form
Replies: 18
Views: 2980

Re: Those that are owed wines from Maison Ilan, please fill out this linked form

From a modern business model standpoint, it is interesting that Wine Berserkers (and likely other social forums) seem to be a key communications medium both for the rise and fall- even when the business owner seems to find significant flaw or takes issue with in the specific medium. It is interesti...
by Paul McCourt
February 17th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Victor Hong wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 10:41 am
Not what I said.
Then it is personal?

(btw...it was a joke, Victor)
by Paul McCourt
February 17th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10359
Views: 335261

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

We drank a couple of bottles of '05 Faugeres. Didn't decant, which was a mistake. Good amount of life left here.
by Paul McCourt
February 17th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "one liver, one life"
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: "one liver, one life"

I enjoyed that.
by Paul McCourt
February 17th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Victor Hong wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 7:43 am
Ray seems mad about what he controls.
I seriously doubt that you are owed wines.
by Paul McCourt
February 17th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 95
Views: 3480

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

I can help out here. If there are any winery gifts that people feel too conflicted to accept, I will take them off your hands and relieve that stress factor from your life. No need to thank me. As to what "good" customer service is, well, that is very much in the eye of the beholder, no? To me perso...
by Paul McCourt
February 17th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Ray B Walker wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 6:06 am
Paul McCourt wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 5:51 am
Fascinating!
You’ve been shooting from the trees for days now, Paul.

Are you owed wines, or is this personal?

I don’t show you as being owed anything, and you didn’t fill out a form.
I'm neither owed wines, nor is it personal.

Please continue.
by Paul McCourt
February 17th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Like I said, a fascinating thread from a phychological perspective.
by Paul McCourt
February 16th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

LOL!!! "after I performed"

This is the best thread in a while.
by Paul McCourt
February 16th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.
Replies: 23
Views: 2194

Re: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.

Thanx for all the good thoughts. Living in San Jose, I spent my first 10-15 years into wine, buying 80% from Santa Cruz mountains and Santa Clara valley. I wanted to support local farmers and vintners. I have visited Rhys many times and Mt Eden a few. I buy Lexington Bordeaux blends from Fogarty. P...
by Paul McCourt
February 16th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.
Replies: 23
Views: 2194

Re: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.

Thanx for all the good thoughts. Living in San Jose, I spent my first 10-15 years into wine, buying 80% from Santa Cruz mountains and Santa Clara valley. I wanted to support local farmers and vintners. I have visited Rhys many times and Mt Eden a few. I buy Lexington Bordeaux blends from Fogarty. P...
by Paul McCourt
February 16th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Wow. Paul. No, I actually agreed with you in the first line. I went on to say that I intend to make people whole. Past this, there are issues people are making about my intentions to make people whole. If my intentions of making people whole is an issue, this is something that I cannot understand. ...
by Paul McCourt
February 16th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Paul, making people whole is not an attempt at a stand alone standard. It is, however my intention nonetheless. If there is issue with my intention to make everyone whole, is this to suggest that a disinterest to do so would be preferred? In this catch-22, I am faced with issues with attempting eit...
by Paul McCourt
February 16th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Paul, I agree. But it is table stakes for folks here being willing to even consider whether Ray is a serious businessman or a modern PT Barnum. Yeah. I gotcha. I'm just commenting (generally) as to how many people today seem to think paying someone what they are owed or "making whole" absolves all ...
by Paul McCourt
February 16th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Ray, have all the BMW people been made whole? Have all the Maison Ilan buyers been made whole? I think all of that being confirmed is a precondition to anyone here taking you seriously. Making people whole is, of course, a good thing. It can be, but is not automatically, part of a way to judge char...
by Paul McCourt
February 15th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

My first inclination appears correct. Very interesting from a psychological perspective.
by Paul McCourt
February 15th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 459
Views: 30930

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Jesus, learn how to use me vs. myself. And HER behavior online? Wow, just wow. Good thing you two aren’t in the same room together. But, I imagine she would fight back. I know when I owe someone a certain amount of money, I always deduct the transaction fees. Don't you? That’s the take away? To you...

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