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by Dan M
May 9th, 2021, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: TN: 2015 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard

Thanks for the note! Did you decant at all? If I recall Ketan recommended 6-8 hours for the 2016s.
by Dan M
May 2nd, 2021, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinography- review of new wineries since 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1105

Re: Vinography- review of new wineries since 2015

I love that it names/shames the wineries using heavy bottles. I wish more publications would do that!
by Dan M
April 28th, 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Epicurious to stop posting beef recipes, citing climate change
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: Epicurious to stop posting beef recipes, citing climate change

I applaud the decision!

I was sad to learn recently that lamb is even worse in terms of emissions. I wonder if they’ll slowly phase that out too.
by Dan M
April 26th, 2021, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 days, 5 visits (Napa)
Replies: 28
Views: 2326

Re: 3 days, 5 visits (Napa)

Anyone have any thoughts on visiting Kapcsandy?
by Dan M
April 21st, 2021, 3:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Delete
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: FS: 6 btls 2020 Ridge Monte Bello @ Cost

If someone in the DC metro area wants to split this, let me know!
by Dan M
April 6th, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Spring release
Replies: 39
Views: 2347

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Spring release

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: April 6th, 2021, 4:38 pm
Dan M wrote: April 6th, 2021, 4:32 pm Did an email go out? Or only to a subset of the mailing list?
Just some preview emails. Not the release.
Weird - didn’t get any.
by Dan M
April 6th, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Spring release
Replies: 39
Views: 2347

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Spring release

Did an email go out? Or only to a subset of the mailing list?
by Dan M
March 31st, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?
Replies: 91
Views: 4286

Re: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?

Interesting. I knew they were dishwasher safe but wish I knew dishwashing was encouraged. Seems like my wife basically crushed it in her hand.

I’ll guess we’ll need to buy another since I assume Grassl is not in the business of replacing broken glasses.
by Dan M
March 31st, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?
Replies: 91
Views: 4286

Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?

We’ve had our Liberte’s for just a few months and one broke in the sponge while hand washing it. We’ve only used them about 10 times.

Just curious if this is a common issue? Defective? Need to go the gym less?
by Dan M
March 29th, 2021, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta release coming...
Replies: 104
Views: 9639

Re: Beta release coming...

Anyone know if there will be a separate mailing list for the Jasud Estate project? Or will the Beta list just roll into Jasud?
by Dan M
March 21st, 2021, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seven Apart Inaugural Release
Replies: 50
Views: 5841

Re: Seven Apart Inaugural Release

Opened a bottle last night, an hour before the virtual tasting with Andy Erickson, owner Don Dady, General Manager Yannick Girardo, and Forbes Magazine wine writer Brian Freedman. This wine is absolutely stunning. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. The wine coated the decanter, as if the g...
by Dan M
March 20th, 2021, 4:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO - Older German Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: ISO - Older German Wine

Anyone have similar leads for dry rieslings? I'm too impatient to start a collection now and wait for them to age!
by Dan M
March 17th, 2021, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine did you serve at your wedding ceremony and... would you serve it again?
Replies: 54
Views: 2182

Re: What wine did you serve at your wedding ceremony and... would you serve it again?

We were young and didn’t care as much about wine.

We had cases of this $4 primitivo from Trader Joe’s. I recall it being surprisingly decent with lots of air!

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/2013/10 ... -joes.html
by Dan M
March 11th, 2021, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a particular cliche in wine that you've tired of?
Replies: 155
Views: 6133

Re: Is there a particular cliche in wine that you've tired of?

The phrase “showing really well” annoys me.
by Dan M
March 9th, 2021, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta release coming...
Replies: 104
Views: 9639

Re: Beta release coming...

I may try either the Beta or Detert CS for the first time. Tough to choose between releases...
by Dan M
March 3rd, 2021, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge '20 Monte Bello
Replies: 80
Views: 7428

Re: Ridge '20 Monte Bello

Any reviews out for the 2018 Estate reds?
by Dan M
March 2nd, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge '20 Monte Bello
Replies: 80
Views: 7428

Re: Ridge '20 Monte Bello

joeduncan wrote: March 2nd, 2021, 10:58 am I've gotten it every vintage from 2008 and got the rejection email.
Damn. Makes me feel better about not getting any with only a year on the list!
by Dan M
March 2nd, 2021, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge '20 Monte Bello
Replies: 80
Views: 7428

Re: Ridge '20 Monte Bello

Same here...too bad.
by Dan M
February 1st, 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 SQN Gorgeous Victim
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: TN: 2017 SQN Gorgeous Victim

Do SQN wines typically shut down for a period of time?
by Dan M
January 29th, 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shakeup at Ridge
Replies: 40
Views: 7195

Re: Shakeup at Ridge

Has anyone heard how Ridge fared in 2020?
by Dan M
January 27th, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Stereophonic Wine - BD12 Offers - Thank You WB!
Replies: 119
Views: 4820

Re: Stereophonic Wine - POWER HOUR Activated! Saxum Protege! Wine & Book Samplers! + Napa Cab- Wine Raffle! 1st Year!

In for #1! https://thedeependmiami.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/dan-marino-touchdown-pass-gif.gif Major 'grats due to Dan M, who scored Bonus Bottle #3. What's your pick, Dan? World-Beating Albarino or Extreme High-Elevation Malbec? Thanks once more and good luck to everyone else who is still in the...
by Dan M
January 21st, 2021, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: PGC Library wines, 2002 Balcome, (added 2004 Estate)
Replies: 18
Views: 1290

Re: TN: PGC Library wines, 2002 Balcome

Thanks Chris for the very generous, enthusiastic and heartfelt review of an older wine from the Library Sale. I’m thrilled it held up and showed so well. I do feel that these older wines have very rustic aspects to them like the far greater degree of sediment than we would have in our wines today (...
by Dan M
January 21st, 2021, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: PGC Library wines, 2002 Balcome, (added 2004 Estate)
Replies: 18
Views: 1290

Re: TN: PGC Library wines, 2002 Balcome

Thanks Chris for the very generous, enthusiastic and heartfelt review of an older wine from the Library Sale. I’m thrilled it held up and showed so well. I do feel that these older wines have very rustic aspects to them like the far greater degree of sediment than we would have in our wines today (...
by Dan M
January 16th, 2021, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3341
Views: 419956

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

David_K wrote: January 16th, 2021, 12:09 pm
Dan M wrote: January 16th, 2021, 11:42 am ZachysDC’s new customer 20% off coupon stacks with their sale right now. Some really good deals to be had.
What's the code for that?
They send you one with a new account. Picked up SQN Hated Hunter for $160 plus tax...
by Dan M
January 16th, 2021, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3341
Views: 419956

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

ZachysDC’s new customer 20% off coupon stacks with their sale right now. Some really good deals to be had.
by Dan M
January 15th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 209
Views: 12213

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Was really happy to find the card offer for the GrandReserve Mastercard!! Have tons of Miles just sitting there, not sure when I might be using them in the near future, so why not get one the pays me handsomely for my 'Liquid Hobby"!! Just got my card...and already racked up allocations of a f...
by Dan M
January 14th, 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 23
Views: 1944

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (1/14/2021) Man...if I ever did crack, I'd kick it for this! These RM Pinot's, and Chard's for that matter, are SO friggin deLISH! I need to buy more on release(note to self) cuz I blow through them in the fi...
by Dan M
January 11th, 2021, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: EAST COAST WINE -are there any good ones, does any one know or recommend any?
Replies: 25
Views: 2657

Re: EAST COAST WINE -are there any good ones, does any one know or recommend any?

RdV in Virginia has been on my list for awhile - seems to be quite popular.
by Dan M
January 10th, 2021, 7:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?

I’m making a ricotta and parm-filled pasta in a mixed mushroom, lemon, and butter sauce. We have a red-heavy cellar - would a Pinot be light enough for the delicate ricotta while still complementing the mushrooms? Other suggestions? Could always cop out and pick a dry Riesling. [truce.gif] Unlimite...
by Dan M
January 9th, 2021, 7:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?

How much lemon? What mushrooms, and fresh or dried or a mix? Is there any stock in the sauce? "a ricotta and parm-filled pasta in a mixed mushroom, lemon, and butter sauce" covers a lot of ground. Yeah, fair but I’m still kind of winging it other than making the pasta this morning. Fresh ...
by Dan M
January 8th, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?

I’m making a ricotta and parm-filled pasta in a mixed mushroom, lemon, and butter sauce.

We have a red-heavy cellar - would a Pinot be light enough for the delicate ricotta while still complementing the mushrooms? Other suggestions?

Could always cop out and pick a dry Riesling. [truce.gif]
by Dan M
January 6th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Andrew M. A+ seller
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Andrew M. A+ seller

Echoing the others - thanks Andrew!
by Dan M
January 5th, 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 6132

Re: Saxum Spring 2021

I’m thinking about getting a few of the JBV or a few of the G2. Any favorite or comparison? Hard to decide.
by Dan M
January 4th, 2021, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Replacement wine rack for Eurocave
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: Replacement wine rack for Eurocave

Funny - I almost just started this thread. I was looking at two Eurocaves for a steal of a price, but they have no racks.
by Dan M
January 2nd, 2021, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year’s wine resolution
Replies: 51
Views: 2085

Re: New Year’s wine resolution

Explore more regions while considering environmental impacts (minimizing shipping, focusing on biodynamic producers).

Also, get better at pairing!
by Dan M
January 1st, 2021, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon vs 2008 Cristal
Replies: 21
Views: 1977

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon vs 2008 Cristal

Thanks for the comparison! Noob question - do you pop and let it open up in the bottle of the glass? I don’t drink a lot of champagne but am opening an 08 Dom in a few weeks. Dan, some people will even decant Champgne to let it open up. I just open it up, leave it in the fridge, take it out for 30 ...
by Dan M
January 1st, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon vs 2008 Cristal
Replies: 21
Views: 1977

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon vs 2008 Cristal

Thanks for the comparison!

Noob question - do you pop and let it open up in the bottle of the glass? I don’t drink a lot of champagne but am opening an 08 Dom in a few weeks.
by Dan M
December 26th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gmail and wine email blasts
Replies: 18
Views: 1576

Re: Gmail and wine email blasts

This is for anyone who has a Gmail account that they use to subscribe to wine merchants. If you've noticed a lack of blast e-mails in the past couple weeks with wine offers, it looks as though Gmail has been clamping down and blocking incoming traffic from high volume e-mail domains. Envoyer, and I...
by Dan M
December 26th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 The Mascot Napa Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: TN: 2015 The Mascot Napa Valley

Our Christmas bottle too! Did a two hour decant.

I didn’t pick up many aromas but it was very balanced and light for a Napa Cabernet. Surprisingly accessible and elegant considering other Mascot vintages seem to be beasts.
by Dan M
December 17th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8521
Views: 632652

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

Cbonnell wrote: December 17th, 2020, 1:07 pm Was quick on the draw and got the 14 debate
Was very close to pulling the trigger on that but haven’t tried any of their wines yet.
by Dan M
December 16th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year
Replies: 44
Views: 3972

Re: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year

Anyone ever compare the Rivers-Marie Summa Vineyard Old Vine to the regular Summa Vineyard Pinot? Just picked up a bottle of the latter.
by Dan M
December 16th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8521
Views: 632652

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

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote: December 16th, 2020, 12:57 pm Yeah last marathon was lame. Hoping this one is better but won’t be able to watch it as closely.
I was just wondering if there's a dedicated thread to the marathon...sounds like it's not worth it. First year for me.
by Dan M
December 15th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Aged Eggnog
Replies: 33
Views: 2032

Re: Aged Eggnog

For those that age for a long time, do you just let it sit or occasionally stir? I've noticed after a few weeks all the nutmeg/seasonings are settled at the bottom. I made the AB recipe with rum, bourbon and armagnac.
by Dan M
December 15th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Sale Pt. 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: Cellar Sale Pt. 2

Do you have just one of each or multiples?
by Dan M
December 14th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy’s DC
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Re: Zachy’s DC

Same here. It took about ten minutes on the phone with the NYC branch until they could track down someone in DC that was by a phone.
by Dan M
November 27th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 13272

Re: Black Friday Sales

Andrew M wrote: November 27th, 2020, 8:07 am
John Glas wrote: November 27th, 2020, 7:34 am
Zachys says SAVE204U is not valid.
Agree. Code did nothing to change the price.
It’s for new customers only. Use a new email address
I just signed up for their newsletter for the first time didn’t receive a code - is there a different way to get one?

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