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by Jen M a s o n
September 25th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 35
Views: 1774

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Hi Kathryn Drinker/learner/collector here, and as you can tell by my number of posts, mostly lurker! In real life, there seem to be many female wine geeks and their tastes and interests very similar to men. It always surprises me that this board can be so male oriented, or when people assume someone...
by Jen M a s o n
September 22nd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1105

Re: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?

I think Somm select is quite interesting if they are novices who are interested in learning more about wine. They also do a ‘blind six’ club for people who are studying or want to work on their blind tasting. The wines aren’t a bargain, but good quality classic varieties and a fun way to learn.
by Jen M a s o n
September 18th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 15063

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

I got my extra 2 Bard wishlist, but no Falstaff :-(
by Jen M a s o n
September 18th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ordering wine for delivery across the US?
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Ordering wine for delivery across the US?

I planned something similar—on a smaller scale but had European participants too. Even within the US I had to use different retailers (eg K&L for California and Total Wine for Georgia). It was a huge pain and I was very limited on choices and in one case one of the groups had a different vintage. It...
by Jen M a s o n
September 17th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3435

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

Use the vintage needle Clean the needle Don’t keep bottles you care about more than a few weeks before opening Not more than a day or two for special wines Stand upright for a few minutes after to let the cork reseal Wax is good too! Try to leave 2/3 of bottle, definitely more than half. I have pret...
by Jen M a s o n
September 15th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9639

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

The ‘17 cab was by far the best Napa cab of the vintage for me. Haven’t even tried my ‘16s yet. Can’t wait for these ‘18’s.
by Jen M a s o n
September 9th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 15063

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Thanks Scott, would really appreciate the link as I was also planning to attend but had a last minute comflict. Also keeping fingers crossed for a Falstaff wishlist and some extra Bard. Thanks for setting expectations, but one can hope!
by Jen M a s o n
August 7th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5963

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

So glad to hear the fruit is back Buzz... there is nothing worse than tasting that acid and knowing there is something more that you are missing!
I still have some taste glitches every once in awhile, so don’t be surprised if it takes longer to get to 100%
by Jen M a s o n
August 1st, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5963

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

So sorry you had to go through this and glad that the ‘worst’ is over. I went through this in March with moderate illness that I recovered from in a few weeks and lingering anosmia. It was so upsetting, yet I felt guilty worry about such a mild symptom when others were suffering and dying. And it wa...
by Jen M a s o n
July 24th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 239
Views: 30270

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

MBerto wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 11:26 am
Maybe I can coravin a tasting poor and sell it as "high shoulder fill".
I think you are joking but don’t be an *sshole and do something like that
by Jen M a s o n
April 29th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 103
Views: 5062

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

I would love to hear more thoughts on decanting older Nebbiolo (1975, 1985). I have a bias for a longer decant for most wines, but feel out of my depth with some of these older, potentially more fragile wines.
by Jen M a s o n
March 21st, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: SALE ENDS MAY Astrea caviar deals. Freshly tinned!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4145

Re: 30% off all orders! (35% on 200g!) Let the Caviar come to you - Astrea caviar deals

Just ordered one of each and can’t wait to make these quarantine days a little more interesting with some caviar and champagne!!

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