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by Paul McCourt
January 19th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 41
Views: 1779

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I still hope for them and am on the lookout for them, but I wouldn’t say I “chase” them.
by Paul McCourt
January 19th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Re: Large format

I pretty much stopped buying them. I rarely get around to using them.
by Paul McCourt
January 16th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 1671

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

I stopped tracking in and out. Probably a few hundred.
by Paul McCourt
January 12th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australia Fires Update
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Australia Fires Update

I have a couple of friends who are long time fire/rescue guys down there, and they say it is bad. Very bad. These are guys with 30+ years of experience who don't get shook up easily. They also sent me a link to support the families of a couple of firefighters killed recently, if anyone is interested...
by Paul McCourt
January 11th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Merryvale Suing Marketing Partners - This Will Get Interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: Merryvale Suing Marketing Partners - This Wil Get Interesting

Love this line: V2 alleged that Merryvale’s owners “erroneously believed that they could produce as much wine as they desired, charge whatever prices they want, and blame V2 if consumers disagreed,” V2 stated in a court filing. “ However, Merryvale cannot repeal the law of supply and demand, whethe...
by Paul McCourt
December 21st, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 36
Views: 4167

Re: Gary V. Again.

John O' wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 8:27 am
jon leifer wrote:
December 19th, 2019, 7:39 pm
remember Gary V from way back when, used to watch his videos for a while then drifted away..used to buy from Wine Library on occasion until they had to stop shipping to NY..
they're shipping to NY again
Are they? Huh! Didn’t know that.
by Paul McCourt
December 20th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 36
Views: 4167

Re: Gary V. Again.

David Glasser wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Wine Library couldn’t ship to MD, but I had a fun time visiting the store once.
I visited once or twice. Nice enough but not compelling enough for me to go out of my way for.
by Paul McCourt
December 20th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 36
Views: 4167

Re: Gary V. Again.

jon leifer wrote:
December 19th, 2019, 7:39 pm
remember Gary V from way back when, used to watch his videos for a while then drifted away..used to buy from Wine Library on occasion until they had to stop shipping to NY..
Pretty much the same here.
by Paul McCourt
December 16th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: AnthillFarms PinotNoir PetersVnyd '13...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: TN: AnthillFarms PinotNoir PetersVnyd '13...(short/boring)

I’ve had a few Peter’s and very much enjoyed them. I need to pick up a few more.
by Paul McCourt
December 12th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7412
Views: 459359

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

Every time they do this I say I am not going to look.

Every time I look.
by Paul McCourt
December 12th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?
Replies: 36
Views: 1334

Re: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?

I would expect them to call. That said, I probably would have called FedEx myself first.
by Paul McCourt
December 12th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 208
Views: 15839

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Todd, just want to point out that Patricia Green did not participate last year (2019)???? [cry.gif] Yes, I loved those 2013 PG pinot pacs as well [worship.gif]. So please tell Jim we will be on the look-out this January for some PG goodness [help.gif] . As a consumer of tasty pinots, I must also re...
by Paul McCourt
December 12th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes: The “naughty truth” about wine tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 2679

Re: Forbes: The “naughty truth” about wine tasting

This was a particularly stupid article which I think belongs in the get of my lawn rant thread in asylum. I did love that when he is tasting wines "professionally" he will do so with food. OK. But he isn't going to comment on any individual wine. Just tell you if the varietal goes with the fish or b...
by Paul McCourt
December 12th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7412
Views: 459359

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

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 10:18 am
Site is down!
I was wondering what was going on
by Paul McCourt
December 6th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 3 nights in Houston-Where to eat?
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: 3 nights in Houston-Where to eat?

I’ve eaten in the Pit Room, and Truth. Both BBQ. Both tasty.
by Paul McCourt
December 1st, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Your NYC Reccommendations!
Replies: 31
Views: 1740

Re: Your NYC Reccommendations!

Hadestown is worth seeing.

Oh, and if she hasn’t seen Book of Mormons, she should even though it’s been around forever.
by Paul McCourt
December 1st, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Your NYC Reccommendations!
Replies: 31
Views: 1740

Re: Your NYC Reccommendations!

Nola Palomar wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 5:16 am
Thinking about a couple days trip to NYC for a Christmas gift for the daughter. I’m thinking Dec 21-23rd or 26-28 She is really into musicals any recs on where to stay in or close to the theater district that is not too pricey?
What have you seen?
by Paul McCourt
November 27th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

I took 3 of the Poderi Colla Nebbiolo d'Alba from Flatiron. Also ordered 2 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco DOCG and 2 2016 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo Well yum. Enjoy! And let us know what you think. I will! Thanks again. It has been a while since a felt like a newbie, and I am kinda enjoying it!
by Paul McCourt
November 27th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...
Replies: 33
Views: 2095

Re: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...

I probably have expected her to pour a round, then would have shrugged and forgotten about it.


10 bucks for a mag and leave me alone sounds almost perfect to me.
by Paul McCourt
November 27th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 61
Views: 2216

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

Undrinkable, to me, would be that the wine is more than just bad tasting to me. There are many wines that I have had that i think are simply lousy, and I don't want to, nor will I continue to drink what I have left in front of me (although, as you know, there are circumstances when even wine that su...
by Paul McCourt
November 27th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

I took 3 of the Poderi Colla Nebbiolo d'Alba from Flatiron.

Also ordered 2 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco DOCG and 2 2016 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo
by Paul McCourt
November 26th, 2019, 3:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

Todd: excellent!!

Again to everyone: thank you!!
by Paul McCourt
November 25th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

Since you walk right past Flatiron, you are in great luck. Tell them that you'd like to try a few bottles of Nebbiolo to start to learn about the wine. They'll be very helpful. Kinda of funny coincidence... Today I get an offer email from them and the first bottle on it is...Poderi Colla Nebbiolo d...
by Paul McCourt
November 24th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

Thanks everyone. It has been most illuminating. The knowledge on this board is astonishing.
by Paul McCourt
November 24th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

burlotto, g rinaldi, and cappellano. definitely not this. These aren't starter/introduction type wines. If you have very little experience with Barolo wines, I'd ask about your experience with Nebbiolo in general, e.g. have you had many Langhe Nebbiolo, and or Nebbiolo d'Alba? If so, what were thos...
by Paul McCourt
November 24th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

I know you said Barolo, but from reading the OP, I'm going to hazard a guess that Piedmont as a whole is a new area to you, so I'd probably steer you towards Produttori di Barbaresco as it's pretty easy to find and great, especially for the money. Vajra is a great suggestion if you want Barolo. Sug...
by Paul McCourt
November 24th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

M. Meer wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Paul McCourt wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Suggested producers for the Barbaresco?
Produttori del Barbaresco would be the producer. The wines are readily available and great from top to bottom.
Ah. Thanks.
by Paul McCourt
November 24th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

Maybe there is actually a reason I haven't had much Barolo! [wow.gif]

Thank you everyone, this is really informative.
by Paul McCourt
November 24th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

I know you said Barolo, but from reading the OP, I'm going to hazard a guess that Piedmont as a whole is a new area to you, so I'd probably steer you towards Produttori di Barbaresco as it's pretty easy to find and great, especially for the money. Vajra is a great suggestion if you want Barolo. Sug...
by Paul McCourt
November 24th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Barolo recs

Don’t know what your price point for trying some Barolo, but Vajra’s Albe Barolo is a pretty available and usually accessible early that is a good wine at a great price point. If you want to spend some cash, maybe an ‘11 or another early accessible vintage from some of the better modern producers. ...
by Paul McCourt
November 24th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Barolo recs

OK. I have been reading the Barolo threads and they have given me the urge to try some. I have never been very knowledgeable about Italian wines, though I have drank and enjoyed a lot of it over time. Barolo is, for whatever reason, something I have very, very rarely tried. Sad, but true. I'd like t...
by Paul McCourt
November 24th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 6060

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

For the older adults: Pinots: Kutch and Anthill Farms Peter's Vineyard Zin: A few Carlisle's And a couple of Peter Lauer rieslings for the wife For the young 20-somethings: Whatever odd bottles of wine I have laying around that I place no real value on. I'll plop a case on the table and tell 'em to ...
by Paul McCourt
November 10th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

I'll second Persephone and Bin 22.
by Paul McCourt
November 10th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Thanks to all for the great responses, I’m making a list. Any suggestions for winter non-skiing activities? I’m planning on some skiing, but will need to pace myself and take some days off because of a less than perfectly sound knee. My first thought is to hookup with a winter trip into Yellowstone...
by Paul McCourt
November 9th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Wings - positive review
Replies: 14
Views: 1093

Re: Wine Wings - positive review

I would use those for sure
by Paul McCourt
November 9th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Local is next to the million dollar cowboy. Decent place for a bite and not a bad wine list. I’ve done two solo at the bar drink and eat early dinners and was very happy. Haven’t sat for a “ full” dinner.

BTW, I think Snake River Grill will do corkage.
by Paul McCourt
November 7th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

I just booked my flight in for late January. I prefer staying in town, so I can walk to dinner and have a drink or two. I’ve had a few decent meals at King Sushi. Go early. Gets crowded.
by Paul McCourt
November 6th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1882

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Kauai is the choice.
by Paul McCourt
November 6th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 112
Views: 10099

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

I'm trying not to buy more wine. Why do I read these threads? Now the itch is strong to buy some.

Damn.
by Paul McCourt
November 6th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2394

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

I got rid of a fair chunk of stored wine. Got rid of the space. Keep buying with the goal of NOT getting more off-site space again.

Success!!

Now I just keep buying and throw those cases at friends' cellars. I think they are getting pissed.
by Paul McCourt
October 31st, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5613

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

Last time I went everyone kind of said “why are we coming here?” Nobody could really stick up for the place. Been back once or twice for lunch meetings but not dinner.
by Paul McCourt
October 29th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1882

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Just wanted to chime in with my thanks to everyone!
by Paul McCourt
October 29th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Banff & nearby parks
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Banff & nearby parks

Thanks Paul for your thoughts on the area. Is there one or two towns that you feel would be the ideal place to base our cabin. or, should we rent in one town for 3-5 days and then move to another town for the remaining 3-5 days? You need to remember that Banff is 500 to 600 miles from Vancouver. If...
by Paul McCourt
October 27th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Banff & nearby parks
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Banff & nearby parks

You need to remember that Banff is 500 to 600 miles from Vancouver. If you are looking to spend your time in the Banff/Lake Louise area, Calgary is the airport of choice. In the summer, all the roads will be fine, I am sure, but Can 1 is a very heavily used truck route, and I hear it gets pretty bus...
by Paul McCourt
October 24th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1882

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

I think a found a nice little beachfront place on the far west north shore. I think I may land there and maybe move and see the other parts on the last day or so.

Thanks for advice everyone. Kauai looks pretty awesome. I'll have to stop by PV to pick up some juice.
by Paul McCourt
October 21st, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1882

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Thanks for the tips. Im usually an apartment rental guy (we have a house on Maui the next week) opposed to a resort guy but this time we don’t want to deal with cooking etc and just want ease. Want to do some sightseeing, hiking kayaking snorkeling etc, then be able to be waited on at end of day. S...
by Paul McCourt
October 21st, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1882

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Carlton McCrindle wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 2:19 pm
If money were no object to me, I would stay at the Princeville Resort, formerly the St. Regis Hotel.🤩
Looked at it. No rooms available.
by Paul McCourt
October 21st, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1882

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Thanks for the tips.

Im usually an apartment rental guy (we have a house on Maui the next week) opposed to a resort guy but this time we don’t want to deal with cooking etc and just want ease. Want to do some sightseeing, hiking kayaking snorkeling etc, then be able to be waited on at end of day.
by Paul McCourt
October 20th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1882

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Thanks! recommendations of where to stay on Kauai? Best part of the island? Hotels?
by Paul McCourt
October 20th, 2019, 1:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NY Wine experience Review
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: NY Wine experience Review

I went once. While there were a large number of wines worth tasting, it was - for me - just not a setting in which I want to be tasting wine. I get why people like it, but it was not for me at all.

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