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by Bruce Rudman
September 30th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 66
Views: 5871

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Thanks for the info!
by Bruce Rudman
September 29th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 66
Views: 5871

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Does anyone know which Costco locations in WLA or San Fernando Valley have the 2008 Dom? I was told a few months back by the Westlake Village location they still had more than a palate of the 2009 and would not get another shipment (he did not know if that meant the 2008 or more 2009) until those we...
by Bruce Rudman
September 6th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3764

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

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 7:56 am
Brucie Poo, dammit, dude!! Come on!
Todd:
One day we will either get you up here, or we will come down there! Too much wine to not share!
by Bruce Rudman
September 6th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3764

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

Todd, with the time change and our other plans, I will have to bow out. Sorry to miss this.

Bruce
by Bruce Rudman
August 26th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3764

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

Todd, we may have a calendar conflict I did not know about - how would it be if we came from about 2-5:30 or so?
by Bruce Rudman
August 16th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5724

Re: Rhys Hillsides

2023
by Bruce Rudman
August 15th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5724

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Luckily, my days of paying tuition are over. I bought three of each to get the wood case. Having practiced administrative law for more than 20 years, dealing oftentimes (but not always) with factually flawed claims, I don’t put any weight to the fact one settled such claims. In most cases, it was a ...
by Bruce Rudman
July 14th, 2019, 11:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2979

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Much simpler choices, and like Jay, I will not ask for things I've never had:
Wine: 2012 Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard (at least one per day for the ten years)
Spirit: Eagle Rare 17 yr. old;
Beer: I am simple - Firestone 805 or Stella
by Bruce Rudman
July 13th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2278

Re: Hisense Cooler unit - any knowledge or experience?

If you buy Vinotemp through Costco it can be returned at any time. If you’re in Hawaii see what the local warehouse sells. You cannot go wrong with that.
by Bruce Rudman
July 3rd, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44098

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

D441166D-B480-467E-AE0F-FEF1F98B6D17.jpegI ran out of rack slots so I bought two of these display racks. 54 more spots for wine! Bruce, nice cellar and display racks. I am in a similiar situtation, ran out of room in the cellar and am looking to add some display racks like yours. How did you mount ...
by Bruce Rudman
June 24th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter
Replies: 33
Views: 3504

Re: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter

What is strange is the claim of one block being the sole source. If my math is correct, it takes at least 36 tons of grapes to make 1827 cases. If properly pruned, that is more than ten acres. One hell of a block. I'm thinking you're basing that on my wording, which was to distinguish between two s...
by Bruce Rudman
June 24th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter
Replies: 33
Views: 3504

Re: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter

What is strange is the claim of one block being the sole source. If my math is correct, it takes at least 36 tons of grapes to make 1827 cases. If properly pruned, that is more than ten acres. One hell of a block.
by Bruce Rudman
June 23rd, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

We had 14 people for this face-off between California Pinot and Burgundy, double blind. Also had about eight bottles of Rose and bubbles. My WOTN was the Williams Selyem Rochioli vineyard, and my least favorite was the Pommard. Interestingly, some liked the Pommard the best. That is what makes this ...
by Bruce Rudman
June 21st, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2035

Re: Yearly Budget

I guess once you pass 1,000 bottles you no longer need more so wrong. If you drink 270 b a year and like wine with a decade or more of age on it, then you need at least 2700 bottles so that you can have them maturing at a pace that allows you to drink 10 year old wine. This logic came from Richard ...
by Bruce Rudman
June 21st, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2035

Re: Yearly Budget

My wife complains we have a “store” in our house but happily drinks what we have.
by Bruce Rudman
June 21st, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2035

Re: Yearly Budget

I guess once you pass 1,000 bottles you no longer need more so wrong. If you drink 270 b a year and like wine with a decade or more of age on it, then you need at least 2700 bottles so that you can have them maturing at a pace that allows you to drink 10 year old wine. This logic came from Richard ...
by Bruce Rudman
June 21st, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2035

Re: Yearly Budget

My budget is also based upon what I need/want to fill in the cellar (I guess once you pass 1,000 bottles you no longer need more) - According to CT, depending on vintage the past six years, total purchases per year were between a low of 240 bottles and a high of 338 bottles last year. Consumption de...
by Bruce Rudman
June 14th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 58
Views: 7718

Re: Marcassin

No complaints on my end. Surprised by the nature of the complaint as in my opinion, rather than complain about an honest winery who calls to say a check was for too much, one should praise it. But, with the mail in check business model I would think it easier to just raise the price by a few dollars...
by Bruce Rudman
June 12th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT) - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

I actually thought the reply to my comment was by Todd. Mike I am glad your liver can do both in the same date. That is a baller berserker move! Todd, take note!!!
by Bruce Rudman
June 12th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT) - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

I'm considering, even though it's DAYUM far away...hope I can make it work out I have a guest room if you really are coming! Make it a weekend! Think about it - WINE! And 6/22 is Northern Rhone Day at my offsite. Think about it - WINE! Ok, though I prefer Pinot so on balance I still think you shoul...
by Bruce Rudman
June 11th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT) - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 8:25 pm
I'm considering, even though it's DAYUM far away...hope I can make it work out
I have a guest room if you really are coming! Make it a weekend! Think about it - WINE!
by Bruce Rudman
June 10th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: Pinot Tasting - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

Sorry to lose GregP to the brother in law. I am game to host regardless of the number of people and if everyone who expressed interest is still planning to attend we are 12-14 folks, and I don't know if Shane is a go or was a plus one.. Twelve to fourteen is actually a good number with bottle of win...
by Bruce Rudman
June 10th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44098

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Corey N. wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Gorgeous Pat.
Yes it is. Beautiful
by Bruce Rudman
June 9th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174648

Re: Official Costco Thread

I went to Westlake Village today and asked the guy stocking the wine bins about 2008 Dom and Cristal. He was unaware they were released out of order (2008 after 2009), but said that they had close to a pallet of Dom and said at 7-8 bottles a week they sell this time of the year, it will be the holid...
by Bruce Rudman
June 8th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44098

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

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I ran out of rack slots so I bought two of these display racks. 54 more spots for wine!
by Bruce Rudman
June 8th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174648

Re: Official Costco Thread

Lee Bogdanoff wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Costco west LA -- 2016 Montrose $145
Westlake Village also had the 2016 Montrose, among some other 2016 Bordeaux. No 2008 Dom or Cristal (only 2009).
by Bruce Rudman
June 1st, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - 6/22/19

Bruce, just asking what to expect. Planning to bring wines with some age on them. If we are truly doing them blind and want to keep even the person bringing the wine from knowing what is in the bottle, this is what I suggest. We will have identical wine bottle sized paper bags for all wines. The wi...
by Bruce Rudman
May 28th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 16

Curious what the format of "blind" is. Flights, or simply mixed up and tasted at will? And with a matching pair of bottles, same vintage for New/Old? Just don't want 2018 Barefoot Pinot Noir to stick out much :-) If it is truly blind to everyone then it is hard to break up into flights. Sort of tak...
by Bruce Rudman
May 26th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 16

Been asleep at the wheel and away from this thread. We are open on the 22nd and would love to join! Will the wines be tasted blind or out in the open for everyone to see? Tasting will be June 22; I'd suggest we start at 4:30. I have been told Lazy Dog won't do a Saturday for about 20 people with 20...
by Bruce Rudman
May 20th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174648

Re: Official Costco Thread

William Segui wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 9:07 am
Found 3 btls of 08 Dom at the Fairfield Costco over the weekend, $149.99/ea. Bought them.
It will pair well with the Pappy 20!
by Bruce Rudman
May 12th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 25
Views: 1278

Re: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem

1969 Château d'Yquem - France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (5/12/2019) Coravined this a couple times back in Jan when the wife turned 50...now the cork comes out. Seems tired from what we tried in Jan? The fruit still has a nice sweetness of botrytis semillon...peach apricot tea, saffron thread...
by Bruce Rudman
April 27th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174648

Re: Official Costco Thread

Woodland hills still only has 2009 Dom, but it had one bottle of 2008 Cristal! Also Old Forester 1920 for $47.99.
by Bruce Rudman
April 27th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2865

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

Not to pile on, but about the fee, I agree $30 corkage is fair depending on the quality of the restaurant. There are some restaurants that could be considered steep, but I've paid up to $75 and would pay more depending on the list and what I brought. I personally would not bring a room temperature c...
by Bruce Rudman
April 24th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1228

Re: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?

This photo shows a magnum rack next to regular racking. As you can see, I have champagne, a few magnums, and oversized Pinot bottles in it.
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by Bruce Rudman
April 23rd, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A dinner with 1937 Romanée Conti and some other rarities
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Re: A dinner with 1937 Romanée Conti and some other rarities

Francois, I am always amazed by both the depth of your cellar and the way you express your tasting of the wines.

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.
by Bruce Rudman
April 22nd, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 16

I'm interested. I'll be getting back from a vacation right before then, so I'll need spousal clearance. I doubt she'd make the trip too, and as cute as he is, you probably don't want our toddler running around during a wine tasting! Adam, no toddlers (as cute as he may be as we have an unfenced poo...
by Bruce Rudman
April 22nd, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44098

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Casey - beautiful;!!!
by Bruce Rudman
April 22nd, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44098

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Rich Brown wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 7:29 pm
For some people, that's form and function. Some prioritize bottle count. Others may just want to show off a bit. But the primary objective in all cases should be that your cellar makes YOU happy!
This!
by Bruce Rudman
April 21st, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area

Scott Watkins wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 3:57 pm
Elliot Steele wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 7:28 am
Scott Watkins wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 5:52 pm
[thumbs-up.gif]
Carpool?
Well this thread has grown! Elliot you must mean Uber pool.
Scott, I think he meant to carpool with YOU!
by Bruce Rudman
April 21st, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area

Brian Bohr wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 12:29 pm
We are in San Diego on the 22nd so will have to miss this one. Looking forward to next time.
Sorry to miss you but keep watching in case the date changes....

Bruce
by Bruce Rudman
April 21st, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44098

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Yup. The garage. Took part of the three car garage to make the cellar space. 6” studs and lots of insulation.
by Bruce Rudman
April 21st, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44098

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Here is my cellar - a 10x11 room; and it has a lock and a camera!
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by Bruce Rudman
April 21st, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED

Let's block out June 22. If Lazy Dog won't accommodate us, we will have a pot luck at our house (in Thousand Oaks two miles north of the 101). It will be Red Burgundy v. California Pinot. One bottle per person, so if you are a couple, bring one of each region. I'll supply the protein on the Smoker o...
by Bruce Rudman
April 19th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area

So in response to some of the above responses, we could do Calif. Pinot v. Red Burgundy (blind) and see how that flushes out. Can people tell me how are June 15 or 22 or 23?
by Bruce Rudman
April 19th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2778

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

Since I have so little, it is not an issue discussing specifics - Champagne is less than 2% of my cellar. Per CellarTracker, 19 bottles in 17 wines / Value: $1,997 / Cost: $2,125; either way the average is just about $100. My wife's favorite is Billecart-Salmon Rose, which comes in the $70 range mos...
by Bruce Rudman
April 19th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Smoked pork belly ideas, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Smoked pork belly ideas, anyone?

If you’re not feeling too adventurous, then you can always make bacon with it. I’m assuming you bought the skinless cut. If you’ve got access to a Business Costco, they’ll have the skin on pork belly usually available. Then you have options to do porchetta (if you also procure a pork loin), or Chin...
by Bruce Rudman
April 17th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

A few years back I arranged a blind Pinot Tasting at Lazy Dog Cafe. About 18 people joined us in a Russian River v. Santa Rita Hills tasting and it was fun. Then, two years ago they wouldn't do a big group on a Saturday, so I did it at my house (also in Thousand Oaks). So, I am gauging interest for ...
by Bruce Rudman
April 17th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Smoked pork belly ideas, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Smoked pork belly ideas, anyone?

Coincidentally, I was at Costco Saturday and also was tempted by the pork belly. I was going to use my Traeger and I searched and found a recipe for what they called "burnt ends" with the pork belly. Smoked for 2 1/2 hours, then braised for about two more hours, and then smoked/grilled for a few min...

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