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by Paul Luckin
April 6th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Facebook "10 things others like but I don't" challenge - adult beverage version
Replies: 124
Views: 2778

Re: Facebook "10 things others like but I don't" challenge - adult beverage version

1. Gin (i'm a really affable character, but Gin makes me want to get into a fistfight for no good reason) 2. Coffee (don't like the flavors, and seems it's more about "the ritual") 3. Hot Tea (see Coffee) 4. Grapefruit juice (fresh squeezed or otherwise) 5. Absinthe (not a fan of black licorice) 6. ...
by Paul Luckin
March 5th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's with all the thread dredging?
Replies: 27
Views: 1356

Re: What's with all the thread dredging?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Thread dredging is a good thing - rather than start a dozen threads with the same subject matter, bringing back old ones and comparing prior comments/notes with current makes more sense
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by Paul Luckin
February 10th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking For a Long-Term Home Rental
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Looking For a Long-Term Home Rental

Greetings All - My wife and I (and awesome French Bulldog) are in the market for a long term home rental, preferably in or along the Highway 12 corridor in Sonoma Valley between Rincon Valley and Sonoma proper. Happy to get into more detail via PM if you, or someone you know, has something available...
by Paul Luckin
February 2nd, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here
Replies: 44
Views: 1701

Re: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here

Brian Tuite wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 2:40 pm
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Love that Henhouse
by Paul Luckin
February 2nd, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here
Replies: 44
Views: 1701

Re: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here

ChrisU wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 11:24 am
Probably some Sierra Nevada Celebration ales and see where that takes me (usually to whisky)

Oh and: bang bang niner gang
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by Paul Luckin
February 2nd, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here
Replies: 44
Views: 1701

Re: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here

C Chen wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 10:46 am
No wine for friends today. Going with Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA and a splash of bourbon.

I got 49ers.
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by Paul Luckin
February 2nd, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here
Replies: 44
Views: 1701

Re: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here

Dennis Atick wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 6:17 am
49ers

And Cold Beer.
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Pliny The Elder and SF for me.
by Paul Luckin
January 30th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 440
Views: 107170

Re: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.

Anyone familiar with the barrel tasting weekend. Trying to figure out what wineries are not doing the barrel tasting thing. here's a list of participating wineries. some are 1st Weekend Only, and others will be doing Fri/Sat/Sun. with six weeks to go, there may be some additions before the programs...
by Paul Luckin
January 29th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker names his successor
Replies: 7
Views: 1950

Re: Robert Parker names his successor

Kid has a palate that’s obviously shot. He used to be helpful when I first got into the grenadine game, but now he likes overly sweet monstrosities. Plus, how can you put any faith in a review that’s not double blind? Kid is a sellout. The Longhorn Shirley Temple is 2.5 on a good day. That’s why I ...
by Paul Luckin
January 28th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s
Replies: 28
Views: 1827

Re: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s

larry schaffer wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 11:09 am
No that we will ever know, but it would be interesting to see if Cayuse ended up filtering the wine and selling it off to the bulk market . . .
isn't the current bulk market [over]saturated?
by Paul Luckin
January 24th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: That’s a lot of wine!
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: That’s a lot of wine!

Rough math:

97,000 ga = 367,184 liters/9 = 40,798 cases lost.

No idea what COG is for juice alone, but retail/wholesale losses have to be multiple millions (not counting cleanup costs, fines by State/County, etc.)

Bad deal all the way around.
by Paul Luckin
January 18th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: to dump or not to dump?!
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: to dump or not to dump?!

it's fine. not gonna hurt ya.
by Paul Luckin
January 1st, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?
Replies: 37
Views: 2502

Re: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?

CA Rhône’s are WAY underrated, both red & white.

Tremendous value across the board.
by Paul Luckin
January 1st, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 2699

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

Randy Bowman wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 9:14 pm
SeanHarding wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 9:03 pm
Paul Luckin wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 5:49 pm
And ketchup doesn’t belong on a sando either.
What about a meatloaf sandwich?
Can do on a meatloaf sandwich BUT I found BBQ sauce was better and did away with the bland. Oh yeah, I also use BBQ on my mashed potatoes instead of gravy.

^^this man knows things^^

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by Paul Luckin
December 31st, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 2699

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

please let us know when you start putting ketchup on a bologna sandwich. yes, yes, I can hear the cries: “I would never eat a bologna sandwich!” but isn’t that really just a hot dog packaged differently? Is a hot dog a sandwich? It’s a different discussion, but: yes. And ketchup doesn’t belong on a...
by Paul Luckin
December 31st, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 2699

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

please let us know when you start putting ketchup on a bologna sandwich.
Click to see spoiler:

yes, yes, I can hear the cries: “I would never eat a bologna sandwich!”

but isn’t that really just a hot dog packaged differently?
by Paul Luckin
December 16th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Winery DTC Fulfillment Providers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Winery DTC Fulfillment Providers?

Maybe try Bodega shipping in Sonoma?
by Paul Luckin
December 10th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Trading Places theme Dinner
Replies: 18
Views: 1290

Re: Trading Places theme Dinner

Will this be held at the Haile Selassie Pavilion? Big fun there.
by Paul Luckin
October 30th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Headed very much in a direction towards normalcy. It was actually a beautiful day in Alexander Valley today. I never thought I would get quite this much experience in making wine under these conditions, but I could write a book on it now. Since last Wednesday night, we've been taking opportunities ...
by Paul Luckin
October 30th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Simi Valley PD has encrypted their scanner transmissions this AM. Impossible to monitor evacuations in the wake of the #EasyFire.
by Paul Luckin
October 29th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Alan Rath wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 11:26 am
This is crazy. Friends who lost their house in the Tubbs fire two years ago look like they will be burned again, a little north of Safari West. I'm scratching my head how, with winds mostly from the north and east, the fire has managed to grow eastward so far .
Monday’s winds were onshore.
by Paul Luckin
October 27th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Rough night hunkered down in the family room at my Step-Daughters house with all three dogs freaking out (first time any of them have ever slept anywhere but home.) ironically the house abuts the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and my view is a firefighter tent city. Winds have been blowing hard since ab...
by Paul Luckin
October 27th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Rough night hunkered down in the family room at my Step-Daughters house with all three dogs freaking out (first time any of them have ever slept anywhere but home.) ironically the house abuts the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and my view is a firefighter tent city. Winds have been blowing hard since ab...
by Paul Luckin
October 27th, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Paul Luckin wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 4:14 am
Mandatory evacuation orders for NE Santa Rosa (Fountaingrove, Rincon Valley, Oakmont). Be safe everyone.
Per update from SRSD - NE Santa Rosa is NOT under a mandatory evacuation order. 4:25 am pst.
by Paul Luckin
October 27th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Mandatory evacuation orders for NE Santa Rosa (Fountaingrove, Rincon Valley, Oakmont). Be safe everyone.
by Paul Luckin
October 27th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Kincade Fire has jumped Hwy 128 and is heading toward Healdsburg and Windsor.
by Paul Luckin
October 27th, 2019, 1:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

by Paul Luckin
October 26th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

GST944 done, heading back to McClellan, but nothing else on its way in. So it will be an hour or more by the time it re-loads and returns. Why isn't there another tanker lined up to replace it in the air on scene immediately? Everyone pissed off at PG&E, but no one is yelling at the governor to get...
by Paul Luckin
October 26th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Mandatory evacuation orders for city of Healdsburg and town of Windsor. Just got the evacuation order, seems a bit early for the order rather than a warning but I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry. Not sure where 30,000+ people are going but we’re going :). Tom Presser I watched noted that th...
by Paul Luckin
October 26th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Mandatory evacuation orders for city of Healdsburg and town of Windsor.
by Paul Luckin
October 25th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

by Paul Luckin
October 25th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

New video from the Kincade Fire



Hoping for a quick recovery for those rescued and the missing civilian is found.
by Paul Luckin
October 25th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Via text from Santa Rosa FD: power shutoffs to begin Saturday as early as 1:00 pm.
by Paul Luckin
October 25th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Per SFGate:

PSPS could affect 850,000 customers in 36 counties. That’s over 2 million people w/out power for 48 hours and possibly longer.
by Paul Luckin
October 25th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Latest projected potential PSPS map for NorCal:

map

Looks like Ukiah to Santa Cruz and a lot of East Bay down through Santa Clara.
by Paul Luckin
October 24th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Sarah is a good follow on the Twitter machine

by Paul Luckin
October 24th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

New incident in Marin, just north of Muir beach #MuirFire.

Looks like the wind is offshore at the moment, so that’s something positive.
by Paul Luckin
October 24th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 9:51 am
9:45am temp rising humidity plummeting.

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It never got below 75* in Sonoma Valley last night. And the wind was howling. Not looking forward to Sun/Mon.
by Paul Luckin
October 24th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19815

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Kincade Fire in the Mayacamas Mtns. Mandatory evacs in place. Hope everyone up there (and family/friends) are safe.
by Paul Luckin
October 14th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1995

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

Hospitality Director
- tasting room Mgr
- wine club Mgr
- shipping/receiving
- network + community outreach

Production
- cleaned (everything)
- barrel topping
- brix measurements
- forklift operator
- manual punchdowns, and various winery tasks

Consultant


Voted “Other”
by Paul Luckin
October 6th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3961

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

Victor Hong wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Maybe then people can sail boats to work.
About as effective as HSR, SF to LA.

But you knew that.
by Paul Luckin
October 6th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3961

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

I fully understand that. And I thought I was clear in my post that this isn't really about adjusting the Ag aspects of the area for housing, it is about allowing for better densities (height) than the zoning currently allows. I am in agreement with Victor on the concept that higher densities can le...
by Paul Luckin
September 22nd, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting corked out of my mouth
Replies: 38
Views: 1441

Re: Getting corked out of my mouth

Roast beef. Seriously.
by Paul Luckin
August 23rd, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2505

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

see Blanc, Fume
by Paul Luckin
August 22nd, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: non-Napa wine regions
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: non-Napa wine regions

Nevermind
by Paul Luckin
August 20th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite mid-price lodging Napa/Sonoma
Replies: 17
Views: 1526

Re: Favorite mid-price spots Napa/Sonoma

Tastings? Lodging? Food?
by Paul Luckin
August 14th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: National Ice Cream Day
Replies: 3
Views: 2099

Re: National Ice Cream Day

cjsavino wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Yes they are real


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That’s the devil’s work.
by Paul Luckin
August 9th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 68
Views: 3224

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

do you have a brick & mortar location? I do not. without a brick & mortar location, it seems like a mailing list makes more sense than a wine club. depending on what e-commerce platform you're on, you should be able to grant access (via login and password) to buyers on your list to "hidden" pages t...
by Paul Luckin
August 9th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 68
Views: 3224

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

Thank you Larry. Let me ask everyone this then, as an idea. You could have two webshops. One is the one every unwashed can see when they visit the site. Great. Done. Will have that, of course. The other is a hidden one, with earlier releases, and/or perhaps slightly lower prices, that only people t...
by Paul Luckin
August 9th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 68
Views: 3224

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

I might have used the wording wine club in a way I didn't intend. I meant wince club as part of the winery and a membership to get wine allocations that you sign up for, not as part of some external club that carries multiple wines from multiple producers. Maybe someone can clarify exactly what the...

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