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by Paul McCourt
April 3rd, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7625
Views: 485414

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

I bought a couple Gary Farrell sins. Why? I have no idea other than it is a compulsive sickness to buy wine.
by Paul McCourt
April 3rd, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7625
Views: 485414

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

I can’t tell if the lineup this time is less interesting or I am just less interested in general in the type of stuff they hawk.

In either case, I’ve bought zero this time.
by Paul McCourt
April 2nd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 213
Views: 7839

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

I have a trip to Kauai end of June. Holding off for now changing anything but less than hopeful.
by Paul McCourt
March 31st, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 66
Views: 2433

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

Consumption is probably about even. Making nicer meals since tons of time on my hands, so drinking better quality, but nobody is coming over, so the bigger nights of drinking are out.

The wife is having tons of wine and chat zoom sessions with her friends.
by Paul McCourt
March 31st, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7625
Views: 485414

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

Shay h arnoy wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 11:30 am
Paul McCourt wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 11:27 am
Damn it. I just HAD to see this thread and now I'm gonna be sucked into the marathon all day.
Two days Paul. Two days.
pileon
by Paul McCourt
March 31st, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7625
Views: 485414

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

Damn it. I just HAD to see this thread and now I'm gonna be sucked into the marathon all day.
by Paul McCourt
March 26th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 3987

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

AD Northup wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Decent updating list here:

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020 ... winer.html
Thanks for the link!
Clicked on some. Will support some.

Curiosity clicked a few..
Lail charges $155 for a Sauvignon Blanc!?!?!
by Paul McCourt
March 25th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 3987

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

i am getting tons of email offers
by Paul McCourt
March 23rd, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7625
Views: 485414

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

Domaine La Millière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2016 for $29 today. I grabbed a few. What the hell.
by Paul McCourt
March 20th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!
Replies: 16
Views: 665

Re: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!

J B a s k a m wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Saw a story this morning on Old Fourth Distillery in Atlanta doing this.
I saw that too. The dude looked tired but seemed like a good guy. Keeping his staff employed and hiring others.
by Paul McCourt
March 6th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road to Hana
Replies: 27
Views: 825

Re: Road to Hana

We hired a local guide with a van and did the full loop. Took us to some cool spots a bit off beaten path. Nice to have someone else drive, and he was a wealth of local info and history. Bring Dramamine if you get motion sickness.

Well worth the money.
by Paul McCourt
March 6th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?
Replies: 57
Views: 3183

Re: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?

Jeff_M. wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 9:41 am
For the Views: Chappellet, Pride, Outpost
Does Chappellet still have the picnic tables with that view?
by Paul McCourt
March 5th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 101
Views: 7900

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

probably the only lists i kinda regret stopping are Carlisle and Kutch. i like the wines, but I like supporting them because they seem like pretty good people. I still buy (small) here and there off a couple of lists. As to 'worth it', it no longer was for me because I am now more interested in expl...
by Paul McCourt
March 3rd, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3906

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 6:02 pm
Doug Schulman wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 5:29 pm
Paul McCourt wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 9:33 am
Not bringing glasses doesn’t necessarily mean the primary concern is offending them. Hell, if that was the issue my wife wouldn’t bring me.
Then why not?
Not everyone wants to be full on wine OCD at social events. It’s a party not a tasting.
Pretty much this.
by Paul McCourt
March 3rd, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3906

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Not bringing glasses doesn’t necessarily mean the primary concern is offending them. Hell, if that was the issue my wife wouldn’t bring me.
by Paul McCourt
March 3rd, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3906

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

There is no way in hell I’m bringing glasses. I don’t think I’ll ever care about wine enough to do so or not be able to enjoy wine out of shitty glasses enough to do so. I’m bringing good wine, I’m gonna enjoy drinking it out of whatever glass or shoe they pour it in, and I’m not giving it another ...
by Paul McCourt
March 3rd, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3906

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

There is no way in hell I’m bringing glasses. I don’t think I’ll ever care about wine enough to do so or not be able to enjoy wine out of shitty glasses enough to do so. I’m bringing good wine, I’m gonna enjoy drinking it out of whatever glass or shoe they pour it in, and I’m not giving it another ...
by Paul McCourt
March 2nd, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 87
Views: 6189

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Cripes. I have to go look at my stash and see what’s up with these wines.
by Paul McCourt
March 2nd, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3906

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

There is no way in hell I’m bringing glasses. I don’t think I’ll ever care about wine enough to do so or not be able to enjoy wine out of shitty glasses enough to do so. I’m bringing good wine, I’m gonna enjoy drinking it out of whatever glass or shoe they pour it in, and I’m not giving it another t...
by Paul McCourt
February 28th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader, worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2164

Re: Schrader, worth it?

These are very good wines that I have never failed to thoroughly enjoy. Worth it? Sorry, can’t answer that for you.
by Paul McCourt
February 28th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Triggered at Total Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 2494

Re: Triggered at Total Wine

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by Paul McCourt
February 27th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 44
Views: 3120

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

rsmithjr wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 9:15 am
Millenials are drinking White Claw etc.....
Not just Millenials that I see. A LOT of my wife's friends are drinking this type of stuff.
by Paul McCourt
February 27th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 beaucastel
Replies: 22
Views: 1494

Re: 2017 beaucastel

I went out and picked up 4. I'm going to crack one soon to check it out.
by Paul McCourt
February 24th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5639

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

When I was 15 I asked my girlfriend to give me a swig of the Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill and she instead served me the Wild Cherry.

Needless to say, afterwards the romance didn't last.
by Paul McCourt
February 23rd, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wine you don't like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2110

Re: What do you do with wine you don't like?

We have a few large parties each year and put them out. Most people don’t even look at what it is. We also hand out bottles as little thank you’s for everyday stuff. I hit the guys at the deli with a couple bottles. The UPS guy etc.
by Paul McCourt
February 17th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2209

Re: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .

The Crush progressive sale starts today. Traditionally, I wait until the last day and gobble up the bargains. I need you guys and gals to help me out this year. I have no room in my cellar and the waiting list, represented by cases on the cellar floor, is out of hand. I need the rest of you to buy ...
by Paul McCourt
February 9th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY

It's kind of strange to me - NY and CA are both ironclad blue states yet they have such different approaches to consumer fairness. It's not just in dimensions around wine/booze where CA is totally on another planet, but all kinds of stuff. It is nothing more complicated than the distributors outrig...
by Paul McCourt
February 9th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Salt Lake City
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Salt Lake City

The only place I remember eating in SLC was Valter's Osteria. Someone I was with (group of guys on ski trip) knew him and he is for sure a character. Some of the group really loved the place, one or two (including me) thought it was just OK. For what it is worth, I am going back in a week because tw...
by Paul McCourt
January 31st, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Lillian Winery Syrah (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: TN: 2007 Lillian Winery Syrah (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)

Wow. I haven’t seen a Lillian in a long time. I remember very much enjoying them. Glad they are holding up so well
by Paul McCourt
January 26th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 25
Views: 1418

Re: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

I was headed over the pass anyway, so...
by Paul McCourt
January 25th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 25
Views: 1418

Re: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Rations closed on weekend. Oh well. Did manage to grab a bottle of Kelly Fox Pinot to try. Pretty darn nice wine pickup at a gas station
by Paul McCourt
January 24th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for some Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: Looking for some Bordeaux suggestions

I take it your guests prefer newer versions of silver oak, etc? If so, do not go older than ~10-15 years as the fruit (similar to Napa) starts to diminish and secondary and possibly tertiary. I would also lean towards the more NAPA vintages vs leaner which can be more green or lean. Suggestions in ...
by Paul McCourt
January 24th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 25
Views: 1418

Re: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

I’ll be driving over the pass after skiing tomorrow and I’ll have to stop in to check that out.
by Paul McCourt
January 22nd, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?
Replies: 40
Views: 3037

Re: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?

I haven’t ordered in a decade and suddenly I’m getting email offers.
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: 61
Views: 3442

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: 32
Views: 1709

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: 1977

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: 824

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: 1537

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: 39
Views: 5034

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: 39
Views: 5034

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: 39
Views: 5034

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: 513

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: 7625
Views: 485414

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: 1396

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: 240
Views: 22470

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: 2786

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: 7625
Views: 485414

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: 1263

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: 1940

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.

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