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by Paul Luckin
October 30th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 19004

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: 1900

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: 3768

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: 3768

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: 1344

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: 2361

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: 1222

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: 1433

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: 1341

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: 3029

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: 3029

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: 3029

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...
by Paul Luckin
July 25th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4627

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

I hate you with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns. You also said that's how much you loved him, though. At least your relationship is extremely passionate. It's a roller coaster. I hate roller coasters. Pass me the black hat. I'm in. https://media.giphy.com/media/l2YWtcqT05La9HpXq/giphy.gif
by Paul Luckin
July 23rd, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Logistics Question for the experts
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Shipping Logistics Question for the experts

Four or five cases? Seems like you might opt to pack them in shipping boxes (or WineCheck if you’re so inclined) and check them on the plane. Yeah, you’ll have to hump the boxes through the terminal on either end of your trip to FL, but you probably won’t be out of pocket too much $$$ and you’ll hav...
by Paul Luckin
July 23rd, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-Centric Title for our Fearless Leader?
Replies: 45
Views: 1591

Re: New Wine-Centric Title for our Fearless Leader?

Jim Stewart wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 5:13 pm
a bit off wine-centric, but still in the drink world: "The Straw"
This is correct
by Paul Luckin
July 22nd, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9901

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

AlexS wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Paul Luckin wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
RIP Alan.

Will drink something special in his honor tonight. To echo others: life is short, drink well.
I'm drinking Alan's fave for him, a Napa Cab.
::likebutton::
by Paul Luckin
July 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9901

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

RIP Alan.

Will drink something special in his honor tonight. To echo others: life is short, drink well.
by Paul Luckin
July 21st, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: National Ice Cream Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

Re: National Ice Cream Day

I had hot dogs for lunch (mustard only) and they were delicious.
by Paul Luckin
July 19th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6342

Re: Worst wines you've had?

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by Paul Luckin
July 18th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3446

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Question.. the OP asked wineMAKERs... Couldn't cleaning be oursourced to minimum wage workers? or is there some highly skilled cleaning that requires a wine MAKER to do? Of the four wineMAKERS I’ve had the privilege to work with and for, each and every one of them does the “dirty work” and doesn’t ...
by Paul Luckin
July 4th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 1115

Re: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?

Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. ^^ This ^^ You can load up on wines here from all over Sonoma County and beyond. I do it all the time. Just be aware that you will blow your budget by walking the aisles here. Corner of Airway and Industrial in the same building as UPS. +1 Can’t walk out of this spot with...
by Paul Luckin
July 4th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 1115

Re: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?

Double post
by Paul Luckin
June 26th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma recommendations for a group offsite
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Sonoma recommendations for a group offsite

“Sonoma” is a pretty big place. Are you looking in and around the Town Of, up-valley (e.g Sugarloaf or Annandale), or out in West County? Good point! I believe the current proposed hiking trail is within Trione-Annabel State Park so up-valley Cool. Assuming it’s not a Sat/Sun, I’d look at VJB . The...
by Paul Luckin
June 26th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma recommendations for a group offsite
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Sonoma recommendations for a group offsite

“Sonoma” is a pretty big place. Are you looking in and around the Town Of, up-valley (e.g Sugarloaf or Annandale), or out in West County?
by Paul Luckin
June 11th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This puts Spinal Tap to shame
Replies: 20
Views: 2061

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Nate Simon wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 4:57 pm
The bigger the oakin’
The sweeter the scorin’.
That’s what I said.
::likebutton::
by Paul Luckin
June 6th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This puts Spinal Tap to shame
Replies: 20
Views: 2061

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

The answer is none. None more black.
by Paul Luckin
June 4th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 67
Views: 4785

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

Anton D wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 3:02 pm
I admit to being spoiled, our local brewery, Sierra Nevada makes great mustards.
Truth.
by Paul Luckin
June 4th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 67
Views: 4785

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

Mike Cohen wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Paul Luckin wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Been on a Beaver Sweet & Hot kick recently.
I like Oscar's More Than Mustard. I wonder if they are similar as the Oscar's has that sweet and hot thing going.
Haven’t seen that brand on the West Coast. Looks similar.
by Paul Luckin
June 4th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 67
Views: 4785

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

Been on a Beaver Sweet & Hot kick recently.

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