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by Bruce Leiser_owitz
March 11th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1978 Ducru
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: FS: 1978 Ducru

Price reduction to $150.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
March 11th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2007 Salon
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: FS: 2007 Salon

Price reduction to $400.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
March 8th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2007 Salon
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: FS: 2007 Salon

David Kaufman wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Any trades?
Just saw this. Prefer to sell out right vs. trades.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
March 6th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2007 Salon
Replies: 3
Views: 502

FS: 2007 Salon

For sale--one bottle of 2007 Salon BdB Le Mesnil. $400. Los Angeles handoff preferred; otherwise cost and risk of shipping are on buyer.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
March 4th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1978 Ducru
Replies: 1
Views: 272

FS: 1978 Ducru

One bottle of 1978 Ducru-Beaucaillou for sale. Slightly depressed cork, very high shoulder fill. $150. Prefer Los Angeles hand-off; otherwise cost and risk of
shipping are on buyer.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
February 18th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hudson Valley for families?
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Hudson Valley for families?

Our extended family is looking for a spot for an August reunion this year and is thinking of the Hudson Valley. Ages from 8 to late 70's. Would like to have a wide
variety of activities available. Suggestions for areas to use as a base to explore would be appreciated; thanks!

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
January 5th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: New Fitbit Ionic
Replies: 0
Views: 206

FS: New Fitbit Ionic

I ended up with an extra Fitbit Ionic over the holidays, so I'm selling one of the extras. It's new in the box, with the two sizes of bands. The smart watch has GPS, a heart monitor, can store music for playing on a bluetooth device, and is water resistant. It's a charcoal band with a smoke gray cas...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
December 12th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Dom Perignon P2
Replies: 0
Views: 481

FS: 2002 Dom Perignon P2

Sold; thanks.
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
December 7th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Some older Bordeaux--Updated for individual bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: FS: Some older Bordeaux--Updated for individual bottles

Update for solds. Only the 1982 Branaire Ducrus are left.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
December 7th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Some older Bordeaux--Updated for individual bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: FS: Some older Bordeaux--Updated for individual bottles

1978's are sold. The 1982's are still available.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
December 5th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Some older Bordeaux--Updated for individual bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: FS: Some older Bordeaux--Updated for individual bottles

Edited for pricing on individual bottles.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
December 4th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Some older Bordeaux--Updated for individual bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

FS: Some older Bordeaux--Updated for individual bottles

I'm listing these for a friend, who bought them on release. They've been stored in a commercial wine storage facility here in Los Angeles: --1978 Pichon Lalande (1 bottle) Sold --1978 Ducru-Beaucaillou (1 bottle) Sold --1982 Branaire-Ducru (2 bottles) $130 each--deal pending --1982 Canon (1 bottle) ...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
September 11th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 7118

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

How the hell did you manage THAT? The super-duper, handy navigation app got us TO the train station in SJC, but put us on the street just to the west of station and across the tracks just as the train was arriving. Michel hoofed it across the tracks and managed not to get mangled. Good recovery. Br...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
September 10th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 7118

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Michel Abood wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Thanks for hosting Todd, Jen, and great to see everyone. That was a blast, and thank you to Bruce for dropping me off at the train station.
You're welcome. Todd told me to make sure I ran you out of town, so I complied. neener

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
September 8th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 7118

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Jay Selman wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Can’t believe I almost missed such a perfect evening. Flawless
Good to see you, Jay. I think you brought those spring rolls? Pretty damn tasty!

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
September 8th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 7118

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Thanks again to Todd & Jen for hosting. Some wonderful food (how can you go wrong with Flannery?), and now we've all learned to use bread to sop up meat juices! Who knew?

Plus good people and good tunes; a most excellent Saturday night. Thanks!

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
September 5th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 7118

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

I'll bake a dessert of some kind. I also should be able to bake one of my sourdough loaves.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
August 27th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?

Just got back from my trip; thanks for all the suggestions! Lots of great outdoors activities, especially hiking along the Deschutes River Trail. It was also fun to take the summer chair lifts up Mount Bachelor and hike around up there--great scenery. Also a day trip to Crater Lake (although a lot o...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
August 8th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?

Thanks again for all the suggestions. We DO have SHARQ passes, so I'm sure we'll use those heavily as well.

We have a large enough group that we don't all have to do the same activities at the same time--one group can go off and do one thing; another group can do something else.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
August 6th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?

Thanks for all the suggestions so far!

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
August 6th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?

I'll be going up to the Sunriver OR area with my family, and we could use recommendations for things to do, places to go, things to see, where to eat, etc. Since Bend is just up the road, I assume we'll make at least 1 or 2 drives up there as well. Many of us like to hike, so hiking recommendations ...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
August 5th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Free to a good home in LA--50 bottle wine rack--GONE
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Free to a good home in LA--50 bottle wine rack--GONE

I'm redoing my wet bar area, and I have an extra 50 bottle wire wine rack available. Free to a good home; you must pick it up here in
Los Angeles. Fairly lightweight; email me if interested.


**GONE**

Thanks for the interest.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
July 23rd, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 10527

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

55 is young? I remember when we weren't supposed to trust anyone over 30!

R.I.P. Alan; hope you're stirring up some shit somewhere.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
July 21st, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3747

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Yes, the label on the 1994 looks artificially "old." Perhaps photocopied several times and then roughed up to look older. A properly stored bottle of 1994
should have a nearly pristine label.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
July 16th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Custom-designed opal/diamond ring
Replies: 0
Views: 464

FS: Custom-designed opal/diamond ring

Before I list this elsewhere on the Interwebz, I thought I would mention this here in case there's any interest...... I've got a custom-designed ring for sale. It's an 18k gold ring, with a center opal and a halo diamond setting around the opal. I selected the opal (which is MUCH higher quality than...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
June 26th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 189
Views: 11791

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

I read the decision as simply holding that a state that imposes a two-year residency requirement before granting a license is going to have that requirement invalidated under the dormant Commerce Clause. Even the TN AG's office agreed that the requirement was invalid, and the State of Tennessee itse...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
June 16th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Friend's furnished apartment in Santa Monica for July sublet
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Friend's furnished apartment in Santa Monica for July sublet

Just throwing this out here in case it helps..... A very good friend is subletting his furnished Santa Monica one bedroom apartment for July 5 to Aug. 3 (ish) at his cost of only $1700 for the month (ish). This is a screaming deal for a lovely furnished apartment within walking distance of lots of n...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
March 18th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1978 Jaboulet La Chapelle Hermitage--sold
Replies: 0
Views: 240

FS: 1978 Jaboulet La Chapelle Hermitage--sold

Bottle is sold; thanks for all the inquiries.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
March 4th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1996 Penfolds Grange
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: FS: 1996 Penfolds Grange

Price reduction to $375.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
February 23rd, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1996 Penfolds Grange
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: FS: 1996 Penfolds Grange

One bottle gone; one bottle remains.
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
February 23rd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1994 Pesquera Janus Reserva
Replies: 0
Views: 213

FS: 1994 Pesquera Janus Reserva

$175. Preference given to buyer who can pick up in Los Angeles. Otherwise, cost and risk of shipping are
on buyer.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
February 19th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1996 Penfolds Grange
Replies: 2
Views: 660

FS: 1996 Penfolds Grange

For sale: one bottle of 1996 Penfolds Grange. Original owner, bottle and fill are in great condition (photos available).

Preference given to someone who can pick up in Los Angeles; otherwise risk and cost of shipping are on buyer.

$375

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
February 19th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Offsite lockers available in West Los Angeles
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Offsite lockers available in West Los Angeles

Just bumping this in case someone might need an offsite wine storage locker in West Los Angeles; let me know.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
January 16th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine
Replies: 46
Views: 3106

Re: The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine

Here is a link to today's oral argument:

https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_argum ... 6_i4ek.pdf

I think there will be a LOT of discussion within the Court about just how narrow/broad the ruling should be.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
December 6th, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wedding Wine Thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 1505

Re: Wedding Wine Thoughts?

I guess what I'm saying is weddings generally aren't wine appreciation events. Don't waste what won't be understood or appreciated. +1. In addition, I wouldn't have too many different wines opened; it's a bit too confusing and many of your guests won't appreciate the tasting opportunity. Unless the...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
December 3rd, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mashed sweet potatoes with maple syrup/chipotles
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Mashed sweet potatoes with maple syrup/chipotles

This has been one of my go to dishes for years. I don't add the cinnamon. I do add a small bit of maple extract to the potatoes along with mashing with a bit of heavy cream and butter. The extract gives a bit more maple without additional sweetness. I make a small pitcher of butter and maple syrup ...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
November 29th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mashed sweet potatoes with maple syrup/chipotles
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Mashed sweet potatoes with maple syrup/chipotles

A friend passed this along to me; I've made it twice now over the Thanksgiving holidays. It's super easy, but you'll want to taste and retaste the chipotle levels to make sure you get the right balance. You want the spice/smokiness of the chipotles in the final blend, but you don't want them to take...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
November 27th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Offsite lockers available in West Los Angeles
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Offsite lockers available in West Los Angeles

Still have at least one locker available if anyone needs it.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
November 12th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This is interesting: Suckling puts his favorite 100 point wines in order of preference.
Replies: 63
Views: 3439

Re: This is interesting: Suckling puts his favorite 100 point wines in order of preference.

To paraphrase George Orwell, all 100 point wines are equal, but some 100 point wines are more equal than others.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
October 31st, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: NY Wineries Sued.....
Replies: 18
Views: 1195

Re: Nope..

I used to run a polling place, and we had a dedicated audio voting booth that would provide visually-impaired/blind voters with all the ballot information in audio form. And in multiple languages. Those voters were especially pleased that the technology was available to allow them to vote. Just bec...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
October 30th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: NY Wineries Sued.....
Replies: 18
Views: 1195

Re: Nope..

Interesting article in the WineSpec about NY State wineries being sued: NYSuit over the fact that their WebSites cannot be read by the visually impaired and the blind. Huh?? Is thus nutsiness raised to a whole nuther level?? Hope someone can edumacate me on this issue. Tom Tom--Are you saying you d...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
October 30th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: NY Wineries Sued.....
Replies: 18
Views: 1195

Re: WS: NY Wineries Sued.....

Interesting article in the WineSpec about NY State wineries being sued: NYSuit over the fact that their WebSites cannot be read by the visually impaired and the blind. Huh?? Is thus nutsiness raised to a whole nuther level?? Hope someone can edumacate me on this issue. Tom Tom--Are you saying you d...
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
October 22nd, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Offsite lockers available in West Los Angeles
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Offsite lockers available in West Los Angeles

Locker facility is open Wed-Sunday, 10:30am to 6:30pm.

Bruce
by Bruce Leiser_owitz
October 17th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Offsite lockers available in West Los Angeles
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Offsite lockers available in West Los Angeles

I'm reorganizing/consolidating boxes, so I'll have a few offsite lockers available starting next week in West Los Angeles. They are
paid up through next July, so I can provide good spaces at very favorable rates for a convenient location. Email is best for details.

Bruce

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