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by Paul McCourt
November 10th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 16
Views: 642

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: 16
Views: 642

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: 995

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: 16
Views: 642

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: 16
Views: 642

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: 37
Views: 1113

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: 100
Views: 8019

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: 2250

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: 5445

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: 37
Views: 1113

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: 445

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: 445

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: 37
Views: 1113

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: 37
Views: 1113

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: 37
Views: 1113

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: 37
Views: 1113

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: 37
Views: 1113

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: 1778

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.
by Paul McCourt
October 20th, 2019, 12:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 3948

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

I don’t know yet. If it is actually meaning 25% I can’t imagine I wouldn’t be inclined to say “pass” more often. If in place for a long time it may give me the backbone to finally stick with my yearly promise to buy no more Bord futures.
by Paul McCourt
October 20th, 2019, 12:45 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 37
Views: 1113

Hawaiian island to visit

Been to Oahu and Maui. Going to be back to Maui with a group of friends in July but looking to tack on a few days with just the wife. Would like to visit one of the other islands. Anyone have a favorite?
by Paul McCourt
October 19th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 60
Views: 2765

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

I keep about 50-60 bottles in the apartment and the rest elsewhere.
by Paul McCourt
October 16th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Fox (PC) Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3643

Re: John Fox (PC) Update

ybarselah wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:32 am
lol.... john fox is on pre-arrival
That's pretty farking funny. Thanks, I needed a good laugh today.
by Paul McCourt
October 11th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failla release
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Failla release

Anyone tasted any of these 2017 pinots from this release?
by Paul McCourt
October 11th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3150

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

I've had it.

Beautiful color, lovely long legs, beautiful nose, great mouthfeel, full bodied...wait for it...disappointing finish.
by Paul McCourt
October 5th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: VACATION FROM IT ALL
Replies: 20
Views: 1035

Re: VACATION FROM IT ALL

R_Gilbane wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 5:48 pm
Where is the best place IYOHO to get away from kids you hate and a wife you barely know? Asking for a friend.
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by Paul McCourt
September 25th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 45
Views: 3401

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

Mike Maguire wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 8:25 am
Paul McCourt wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 7:31 am
I'll be buying a few again.

I have some 15 and 16 set aside for my daughter's college graduation dinner in May down at William & Mary!
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I know it’s silly, but it’s fun!!!
by Paul McCourt
September 25th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 45
Views: 3401

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

I'll be buying a few again.

I have some 15 and 16 set aside for my daughter's college graduation dinner in May down at William & Mary!
by Paul McCourt
September 12th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance in NY
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Wine insurance in NY

Victor and I will keep an eye on all your bottles. Send them over.
by Paul McCourt
September 12th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 85
Views: 3599

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Interesting. Thanks.
by Paul McCourt
September 6th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1801

Re: Newark Airport

Back in the day, I loved flying the shuttle out of the Marine Terminal @LaGuardia. The main bldg has always been awful, inside and out. Yup I used to go back and forth to Boston a bunch and loved the marine terminal and the shuttle. So easy and user friendly. I’ve never had hatred for Newark. Altho...
by Paul McCourt
August 30th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3651

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

Yowsa.

Makes my over/under inventory count for the month rather pathetic.
by Paul McCourt
August 30th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 593
Views: 30127

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I have failed once again!! Is there a way to automate my response?
by Paul McCourt
August 30th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 3048

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Mike Evans wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 10:10 pm
In most states the distributors essentially own the legislators and effectively write the laws for their own benefit.
No kidding. Here in NY it is absolutely appalling.
by Paul McCourt
August 27th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers
Replies: 46
Views: 2042

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers

T. Altmayer wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Beaucastel and Vieux Donjon are my two favorites in CDP and I think are more restrained.
Two of my faves,also.

Beau is number one with me, though.
by Paul McCourt
August 27th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "The world's three largest wineries, all owned by the same company"
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: "The world's three largest wineries, all owned by the same company"

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 1:42 pm
If you can't tell if it is a WINERY or a REFINERY, it probably isn't something you want to drink!
I saw that series on HBO one of the giant Gallo vats melting down. No wonder my hairline is receding.
by Paul McCourt
August 26th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2361

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

I admit that I sometimes feel like a dork when I am not sure how to pronounce wine. I tend to get over it as 90% of the wait staff has zero idea if I am right or wrong anyway. I mean, how many times do you pronounce it correctly and they look at you with the "huh?" look and ask you to point it out? ...
by Paul McCourt
August 25th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2821

Re: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2018

Chris,

I personally would buy more 16. BUT, that is absolutely meaningless for you. Probably not a huge difference in the vintage, from what I can tell. And I have no idea what you like, or even if you are planning on drinking them yourself, or what.
by Paul McCourt
August 23rd, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441663

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

I have ended up buying nothing. Which is probably the best possible outcome.
by Paul McCourt
August 22nd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441663

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

Bonny Doon. Haven’t seen that in years.
by Paul McCourt
August 22nd, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441663

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

Hoang Pham wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 2:38 pm
Seems inventory is extra low this marathon, or people quick to snatch stuff up. Missed out on like 10 different bottles after adding to cart.
One has to wonder if it is structured that way to create a mindset of “dont think, just buy”
by Paul McCourt
August 22nd, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441663

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

Gee. I thought I bought up all the Screagle?!?
by Paul McCourt
August 22nd, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441663

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

In for 5 cases! Load up the copter
by Paul McCourt
August 20th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OK to store long-term in OWC?
Replies: 37
Views: 2280

Re: OK to store long-term in OWC?

Yup. Always crack them open and peek in. After that, store away in them.
by Paul McCourt
August 20th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off mailing lists to buying retail?
Replies: 30
Views: 2851

Re: Off mailing lists to buying retail?

I buy a few bottles here and there off lists, but no where near what I used to.

I feel some loyalty to a few of the smaller guys, but at the end of the day, I tend to want to try lots of different wines than buy cases of one producer year after year.
by Paul McCourt
August 15th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?
Replies: 21
Views: 1035

Re: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?

In the past I’ve bought from Zachys, total wine, sherry-lehmann, K&L, JJ Buckley amongst others

TW has a nice selection of sizes.
by Paul McCourt
August 6th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Kindness
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Kutch Kindness

He’s a good dude.
by Paul McCourt
August 6th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 3033

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Is it dead at retail?
by Paul McCourt
August 5th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2143

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Who knows if it will decline in the near future. Is it a “cool” bubble, or has it just become acceptable to drink without scorn, or something else? Got me. Anecdotally, I was stocking the beach house as my daughter was having friends for her 21st bday weekend, and I asked them what they wanted (not ...
by Paul McCourt
August 5th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)

Maybe you can find a hotel in someplace like St. Anton, but you had better do it ASAP or forget it. You could also stay in Innsbruck and train it back and forth to St Anton. I did it once and if I recall correctly, it was a little over an hour. Book a gear/lesson/lift package for the three days and ...

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