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by rick m
April 14th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?
Replies: 50
Views: 1599

Re: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?

1999 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Morisoli Vineyard with flannery new york and filet Please report later how this is. Had the 1999 Herb Lamb Vineyard bottling about a year ago, I still think about it to this day. hey brian....pull the cork 2 hours before our dinner and right away the ex...
by rick m
April 12th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?
Replies: 50
Views: 1599

Re: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?

1999 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Morisoli Vineyard with flannery new york and filet
by rick m
February 26th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 86 & 89 Bordeaux
Replies: 49
Views: 4336

Re: 86 & 89 Bordeaux

had '89 mouton little while back and thought it was one of the best mouton I had in a long time.....great bottle!
by rick m
February 26th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 60
Views: 6261

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

anyone get mag offer? some years i am offered mag or can wish list......this offer i don't even see the wish list for mag Out of intrigue how long was it before you started getting offers for the mags? Wish list every release, still waiting. But I've only been on the active SQN list specifically a ...
by rick m
February 26th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 119
Views: 11184

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Yep, sure enough, the roommate received an offer to purchase a 3L for $5K today. Unfortunately, the window to purchase opens tomorrow, so not much time to think about this. The only reason he'd purchase, would be to flip it for a profit. $5K on a restaurant servers budget... So, anyone have any adv...
by rick m
February 12th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 60
Views: 6261

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

anyone get mag offer? some years i am offered mag or can wish list......this offer i don't even see the wish list for mag
by rick m
January 15th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB 2017 - Screaming EAgle & No Scarecrow this vintage
Replies: 21
Views: 2617

Re: LTB 2017 release - Screaming EAgle & LTB 2017 Scarecrow

i have been dealing with william for several years and i have nothing but positive opinions....he is straight forward and honest man. also his staff are great to work with as well....
by rick m
January 15th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Screaming Eagle
Replies: 61
Views: 8141

Re: 2017 Screaming Eagle

Richard Albert wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 9:49 am
Curious:
Anyone know how many mags 2017 were produced?
Did Galloni comment on the wine?
according to the offer letter they made 600 bottles of '17 mags
by rick m
December 31st, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2238

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

quiet evening with krug nv 167eme
by rick m
November 27th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 6580

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

i also do all domestic for this holiday....thinking of opening...

'16 Walter Scott X-Novo
'12 Arcadian Clos Pepe Chard
'15 Rivers Marie Chard
'99 Whitehall Lane Rsrv Cab
'01 Karl Lawerence Cab
'05 Neal Family Cab
'16 Rivers Marie Panek Cab
by rick m
November 26th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: Juge for Juge
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: WTT: Juge for Juge

pm sent
by rick m
November 15th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 4 Tickets to Black Keys @ Forum below cost
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: FS: 4 Tickets to Black Keys @ Forum below cost

rick m wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 10:22 pm
SOLD



rick
by rick m
November 14th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 4 Tickets to Black Keys @ Forum below cost
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: FS: 4 Tickets to Black Keys @ Forum below cost

bump....sold two...still have two left. 2 tickets for $180
by rick m
November 12th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 4 Tickets to Black Keys @ Forum below cost
Replies: 2
Views: 265

FS: 4 Tickets to Black Keys @ Forum below cost

4 tickets to Black Keys at Forum in Inglewood, Ca. Nov 19th Tuesday night at 7pm. Opening act is Modest Mouse.
Sect 227, Row 7th. 4 seats in a row....below my cost. All 4 tickets for $375.
can transfer the tickets via email

rick
by rick m
July 1st, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Yamasaki 18yrs or 25 yrs whiskey
Replies: 0
Views: 327

WTB Yamasaki 18yrs or 25 yrs whiskey

looking for either 18yrs or 25yrs yamasaki whiskey.....located in L.A.

thanks in advace
by rick m
June 27th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Oahu. Good eats and drinks???
Replies: 4
Views: 2439

Re: Oahu. Good eats and drinks???

pig and the lady is a must
basalt
ono seafood for poke
tamura wine shop for poke
liliha bakery
helena's
wailoa shave ice
pipeline malasadas
tamafuji tonkatsu shop

fine dinning
senia
alan wong
by rick m
June 5th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1936

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

wonder how many of us on this board stored their bottles at wine vault....i bet we bumped into each other in the elevator and not knowing it....... [cheers.gif]
by rick m
April 3rd, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3612

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

i believe most of us with off-site storage is because we ran out of space at home/office. at some point if you are running many wine storage cabinets at home...electric bill will eventually be higher? also another advantage of off-site is that you won't open some expensive wine after opening tons of...
by rick m
March 12th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 12126

Re: SQN Questions

i was offer set of mag for last release but this year it was just wish list for set of mag of red and mag of white. since i was offered last year i thought my wish list would be granted but just today i got a email saying.... We have finalized our current offering and unfortunately, we were not able...
by rick m
March 4th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Shafer Has Passed Away
Replies: 12
Views: 1557

Re: John Shafer Has Passed Away

wow...just got email from the winery as well. had opportunity to meet him several times at the winery. was going to take '89 Château Chasse-Spleen for dinner tonight but found bottle of '99 Shafer hillside to take instead to honor his life
RIP
by rick m
February 16th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?
Replies: 35
Views: 2035

Re: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?

for me....

leoville las cases
lynch bages
pichon llande
pichon baron
by rick m
February 12th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 12857

Re: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread

i think my first offer was '98 and cost under $300? i believe i got on the waiting list in 1993 or '94?....i recall there was no use of internet and had to fax everything in.
by rick m
January 16th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: BYO in Disney World Orlando?
Replies: 5
Views: 606

BYO in Disney World Orlando?

do they even allow BYO inside Disney World resorts in orlando? epcot or any resort hotels such as animal kingdom, contemporary hotel, grand floridian restaurants etc....
TIA
by rick m
December 12th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 57
Views: 2943

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

Haut Brion
Margaux
Lynch Bages
LLC
Pichon Baron
Mouton
Pichon Lalande
Montrose
Latour
Palmer
by rick m
November 8th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: 2014 Juge & 2015 La Grande Colline Cornas

pm sent
by rick m
September 27th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How is the Durand wine opener?
Replies: 51
Views: 2628

Re: How is the Durand wine opener?

must have....
by rick m
September 5th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 12126

Re: SQN Questions

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
September 5th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Does SQN contact you before they ship your wine? How is the shipment scheduled?
yes...they will email you to confirm the shipping address few weeks before
by rick m
August 27th, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My Marcassin Allocation at Cost
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: My Marcassin Allocation at Cost

got the same letter....don't think these bottles are released yet. maybe during upcoming fall?
by rick m
August 27th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin Pinot Noir 2012 release
Replies: 51
Views: 7146

Re: Marcassin Pinot Noir 2012 release

I too signed up 1-2 years ago and received a letter in the mail this past week stating if my order was received in time, I would be able to purchase the 2012 pinot from the waiting list. The way the letter was worded, and how I understood it, was that IF your order was received in time and you are ...
by rick m
August 14th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666402

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x '16 william & mary cab
6 x '16 william & mary blend
1 each of william mary mag
9 x 2016 Syrah "Cypher 16"
9 x 2016 Grenache "Dirt Vernacular"
1 each of SQN Mag
by rick m
August 14th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on William & Mary release
Replies: 47
Views: 2965

Re: Thoughts on William & Mary release

just had them last week....for me this is a must buy. loved both cab and blend. great juice
by rick m
August 14th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 12126

Re: SQN Questions

got the offer today as well....finally got offered for set of mags! champagne.gif How long had you been on the list before being offered mags? Did you wishlist more of everything every time? been on the mailing list for approx 14 years and yes i have been requesting full wish list every single offer
by rick m
August 13th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 12126

Re: SQN Questions

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Another question (I'm bookmarking this thread!):

When do the two yearly releases actually ship?


EBA is shipped in the fall and regular in the spring if i recall?
by rick m
August 13th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many allocation lists are you on?
Replies: 111
Views: 6174

Re: How many allocation lists are you on?

this thread has made me wonder how many of you "itb" are on mailing list and how many?
by rick m
August 13th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 12126

Re: SQN Questions

got the offer today as well....finally got offered for set of mags! champagne.gif
by rick m
August 2nd, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anniversary Weekend in Napa...(now with notes: Schramsberg/J. Davies, R-M, Mending Wall, Raymond)
Replies: 69
Views: 3909

Headed to Napa tomorrow for Anniversary weekend...

Happy Anniversary Tood! we will be going up next week as well...have a great anniversary weekend! champagne.gif
by rick m
July 31st, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Second Best Bordeaux Sweet Wine
Replies: 54
Views: 2163

Second Best Bordeaux Sweet Wine

i would have to vote for Rieussec as well
by rick m
July 19th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed
Replies: 67
Views: 2218

Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed

you can spend pretty much all day up in the spring mt....
by rick m
June 19th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 11350

No Screaming Eagle for 2017

wow...i guess i will be saving some $$$ next year...
by rick m
May 24th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you transport your stemware?
Replies: 38
Views: 1530

How do you transport your stemware?

i use stem carrying case..have both riedel and generic and both works great
by rick m
April 16th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Paloma Merlot from magnum :wow!
Replies: 15
Views: 950

TN: 2001 Paloma Merlot from magnum :wow!

great to hear...i still have several 750ml and mag of 2001 paloma merlot :) oh and i still have few '01 paloma cab as well. maybe time to pop one very soon....thanks for the update!
by rick m
March 29th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Release Party
Replies: 34
Views: 3152

Cayuse Release Party

Great event this weekend per usual. The following wines were being poured: God Only Knows Camaspelo Lovers Cailloux Aramada En Chamberlin Bionic Frog Impulsivo En Cerise I found the Lovers and Camaspelo to be more tannic and structured than years past. The Syrahs stole the show and my clear favorit...
by rick m
March 28th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do YOU consider a "Cult" wine?
Replies: 85
Views: 4401

What do YOU consider a "Cult" wine?

The originally sainted ‘Cult Cabernets’ as decreed by the Pope of Cult Cabernets, Robert Parker, were: Screaming Eagle Harlan Colgin Bryant Araujo Shaffer Hillside Abreu At the time of beatification, Colgin was Colgin Herb Lamb and Abreu was Abreu Madrona Ranch (their other vineyards/wines came lat...
by rick m
March 23rd, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Was the Last Time You Did an Inventory?
Replies: 80
Views: 2926

When Was the Last Time You Did an Inventory?

man i so need to take inventory....i know my ct is way off :( last time i took any inventory was when i moved my offsite storage which has been over 10 yrs. ugh
by rick m
March 18th, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Attending Family Winemakers of CA Tasting in Pasadena, CA?
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Attending Family Winemakers of CA Tasting in Pasadena, CA?

was there yesterday and notice it was much smaller than any other years....only 4 rows of tables...still tons of wine to taste.
by rick m
March 14th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you use off site storage-what are you paying?
Replies: 40
Views: 2072

If you use off site storage-what are you paying?

C Chen wrote:Located in OC. Paying about $25-30 per case/yr.

I’d do what Rick’s doing, but... convenience.
where i stored my wine is cheap but not convenient for all....not open on monday and tuesday. and their hours are little rough. 11am to 7pm on weekday and noon to 6pm on weekend i think.
by rick m
March 14th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you use off site storage-what are you paying?
Replies: 40
Views: 2072

If you use off site storage-what are you paying?

here in l.a. area.....i pay little less than $10 per case a year.....i think they are the cheapest in town.
by rick m
March 4th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Scarecrow Release
Replies: 105
Views: 11810

Upcoming Scarecrow Release

Scott Brunson wrote:I left my mag on the table
so did i this year....i bought into '13 and '14 mags and i don't even know why i did that... price of '13 mag was $1200 and '14 was same as this year at $1500
by rick m
March 2nd, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1936

Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

Brian Bohr wrote:I have been very happy with the Wine Vault in Glendale.

i second wine vault in glendale as well...been there for over 15 yrs. best price in town....however they are closed on monday and tuesday. also hours are 11am to 7pm
by rick m
March 2nd, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the most universal wine varieties?
Replies: 26
Views: 877

What are the most universal wine varieties?

another vote for champagne...i have had bubble with steak and sushi and everything in between and worked very well

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