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by Karen Troisi
October 6th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Early morning pick at Atlas Peak - think this will be the only fruit that comes in light.
by Karen Troisi
October 4th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 10:54 am
Nice, Karen. I never tire of seeing the fruit, either on the vine or just picked.

I am going to barrel on Sunday!
Super! This is the start of the reds for us. Our syrah from Atlas Peak is coming in tomorrow.
by Karen Troisi
October 4th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Brought in our Rutherford Cab yesterday. This vineyard never disappoints - stunning fruit!
by Karen Troisi
September 30th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Pick scheduled for Saturday for our Phillary Vineyard syrah on Atlas Peak (we’re sitting at around 26/3.6).
by Karen Troisi
September 28th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Visited our Rutherford cab on friday. Looks like we will be picking Thursday (10/3). In 2018 we picked on 9/24.
by Karen Troisi
September 25th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haynes Vineyard Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Hayne Vineyard Sold

Michael Bowden wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 6:10 am
*Haynes, not Hayne which is famous for Turley Zin
Yes changed it - that little “s” makes a difference.
by Karen Troisi
September 25th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haynes Vineyard Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Haynes Vineyard Sold

by Karen Troisi
September 22nd, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Looks like a little roller coaster this week.
by Karen Troisi
September 5th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Started our 16th harvest today with sauv blanc from Rutherford.
by Karen Troisi
September 3rd, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 3033

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Jim,

Same as William - can you DM me please.

Thanks.

Karen
by Karen Troisi
August 25th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Aug 24 Cellar Drawdown Party
Replies: 18
Views: 1558

Re: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Aug 24 Cellar Drawdown Party

Thanks to our hosts - David and Allison - for an evening of good food and great wines.
by Karen Troisi
August 22nd, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA
Replies: 24
Views: 1369

Re: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA

Mending Wall and Vincent Arroyo
by Karen Troisi
August 22nd, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

Thanks everyone for attending - a night of good food and wine with some old friends and lots of new ones!
by Karen Troisi
August 19th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

Ok. My wife and I are in. Reservations just paid for and confirmed. You're going to have to convince me about pairing the Mabec with striped bass. If it's like Cahors, sounds interesting. If it's like South American . . . not so much. AND that from a New World wine lover. BUT I can't wait to try yo...
by Karen Troisi
August 19th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 4953

Re: Napa Cab under $100

Jean Edward's Cabs are all delicious. Karen is an active member on this board. Taste great young with good decent. All of her wines meet your price point. Thanks very much for the mention Chris. Ben -I see you are in Santa Rosa. If you’d like to stop by, our tasting room is at the Sonoma Plaza. Jus...
by Karen Troisi
August 17th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Stagecoach CS yesterday - there will be another pass and some clusters will be dropped but this looks heavy for our block.
by Karen Troisi
August 14th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Aug 24 Cellar Drawdown Party
Replies: 18
Views: 1558

Re: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Aug 24 Cellar Drawdown Party

We’ll be there - John and I are looking forward to seeing you again!
by Karen Troisi
August 13th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

Chris D wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Karen - Look forward to experiencing the "Pastrami Salmon Layer Cake", it will certainly be a first for me! Look forward to a great event and pulling for a big turnout for you.
Chris - should be a fun evening. Last count we had 40 attending!
by Karen Troisi
August 10th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2564

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

Sh@n A wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 7:12 pm
How do you use this to serve the wine at a temperature other than ambient?
We don’t use it for whites which are refrigerated.
by Karen Troisi
August 9th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2564

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

We have tested using Coravin and Repour in our tasting room. I was high on both initially but both have limitations for commercial use. We still sell Repours and I think they are good for home use if you don’t finish a bottle. We now use the Coravin for library wines only, while at home I use my Co...
by Karen Troisi
August 9th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 68
Views: 2986

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

As others have suggested - I would start a mailing list first as you will probably get list members that move to clubs after they know your wines. Also if you don’t have a tasting room it can be very difficult to build your club membership - much easier to get mailing list sign-ups at pouring events...
by Karen Troisi
August 8th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2564

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

We have tested using Coravin and Repour in our tasting room. I was high on both initially but both have limitations for commercial use. We still sell Repours and I think they are good for home use if you don’t finish a bottle. We now use the Coravin for library wines only, while at home I use my Co...
by Karen Troisi
August 7th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2564

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

We have tested using Coravin and Repour in our tasting room. I was high on both initially but both have limitations for commercial use. We still sell Repours and I think they are good for home use if you don’t finish a bottle. We now use the Coravin for library wines only, while at home I use my Cor...
by Karen Troisi
August 7th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cold calls from wineries?
Replies: 22
Views: 2103

Re: Cold calls from wineries?

A lot of new PR companies cropping up with outsourced services like DTC phone wine sales. You give them your mailing list and they do the calling. We get pitched by companies like this a few times a month.
by Karen Troisi
August 5th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

Julius L wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 1:06 pm
K - Jane and I are looking forward to the dinner and seeing you again.
Super - will be great to see you both again!
by Karen Troisi
August 4th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

Karen - Look forward to experiencing the "Pastrami Salmon Layer Cake", it will certainly be a first for me! Look forward to a great event and pulling for a big turnout for you. Pastrami Salmon is one of David Burke’s signature dishes but we have never had it in “layer cake” form - he is such a crea...
by Karen Troisi
July 30th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Things are moving along nicely! Took this one at the winery in St. Helena while bottling our 2017 reds today.
by Karen Troisi
July 30th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

Derek P wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Hi Karen, just bought my ticket and looking forward to the event. See you guys there!
Awesome look forward to meeting you!
by Karen Troisi
July 23rd, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

J a y H a c k wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 10:01 am
Karen - I really want to go to this with my wife, especially because I have missed the last few and we would like to meet you, but schedule is tight. If there is space left as we get closer, and we can make it, we will jump on it.
Hope to see you Jay - would be great to finally meet!
by Karen Troisi
July 16th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

Chris D wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 8:07 am
We're in, can't wait! See you next month!
Awesome!! Hoping the menu is up soon on the website (but whatever David prepares, it will be great. He is such a talented and creative chef).
by Karen Troisi
July 12th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

We are partnering with celebrity Chef David Burke for a very special Jean Edwards Cellars Wine dinner: Date: 8/21/19 Time: 7:00 pm Location: David Burke Tavern (135 E. 62nd Street, New York). Cost: $95 pp (+ tax and gratuity) Chef Burke owns several restaurants, has written numerous cookbooks and is...
by Karen Troisi
July 7th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 57
Views: 5458

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

GregT wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Saw something that it was tossed a couple of days ago?
Yes I saw that also - but looks like it might have been amended and refiled.
by Karen Troisi
July 7th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 57
Views: 5458

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Is anyone following the latest lawsuit by Jeremy Nickel? They amended and refiled last week.
by Karen Troisi
July 2nd, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist

Pat - when is the fall visit with the students? Might be a challenging time for winemakers to devote much time during harvest. Some of the bigger wineries might be better candidates as they have more hands on deck during harvest.
by Karen Troisi
June 5th, 2019, 4:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: JEC Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19

Really looking forward to this one - the restaurant menu has been revamped and we have not dined here since Kevin Le Femina took over the kitchen (he is getting rave reviews). Here’s the too 30 list in NJ from last year:

https://njmonthly.com/articles/eat-drin ... n-nj-2018/
by Karen Troisi
June 1st, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19

Our next wine dinner will be held at The Pluckemin Inn (consistently on the list of NJ’s top restaurants). 5 courses paired with some of our current releases. Date: Friday, June 14th Time: 7pm start Cost: $125pp (+tax & grat). Hope to see you there! Karen & John Contact the restaurant directly to re...
by Karen Troisi
May 17th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 2618

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

It very much depends on the winery. If the owner is not hosting, feel free to tip. Most wineries in Napa and Sonoma only give a bonus on wine club sign-ups (not a sales commission per bottle) and your host is probably earning $15-20 per hour for the duration of your tasting (this is the standard hou...
by Karen Troisi
April 20th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Late bloomer... bud break - our syrah at Philary Vineyard on Atlas Peak.
by Karen Troisi
April 17th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sending bottles home from Napa
Replies: 36
Views: 1421

Re: Sending bottles home from Napa

I was just going to suggest getting in touch with Carrie and Randy. Other options are Buffalo Shipping in Napa and Bodega Shipping in St. Helena - both offer cold pack shipping options.
by Karen Troisi
April 15th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

For moving your wine - contact Joel Rubins at the Wine Vault at Western.
https://westernwinevault.com/cellar-transportation
by Karen Troisi
April 9th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37530

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

We had a bagels and lox brunch at my nieces house. She told me to bring a good wine; and so I did, to a house of non-geeks. I (we) very much enjoyed a '17 Jean Edwards Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dalla Gasperina Vineyard. It went well with what we ate. No notes, but if you open this now, it's ready to ...
by Karen Troisi
April 7th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Napa cabs
Replies: 22
Views: 1684

Re: 2011 Napa cabs

Interesting to see if opinions from this thread panned out: https://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=116179&p=1775114&hilit=fear+of+2011#p1775114 I had another 2011 Jean Edwards a couple of nights ago that was fresh and restrained and lovely, and excellent not just for the vintage. Than...
by Karen Troisi
April 5th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to keep wine purchased when tasting?
Replies: 29
Views: 1340

Re: Where to keep wine purchased when tasting?

Buy a wine check with styro and put blue ice in one of the slots. It will stay cool the whole day. If you want to ship back home, recommend Bodega Shipping in Sonoma. And, we are looking forward to your visit!
by Karen Troisi
April 1st, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 1-Year Tasting Room Anniversary 4/13 (Sonoma)
Replies: 0
Views: 233

1-Year Tasting Room Anniversary 4/13 (Sonoma)

This year went by quickly and we will be celebrating our first anniversary since opening the tasting room. Planning a trip to Napa or Sonoma? Stop by on April 13th from 1-6 pm - special flights, small bites and wine discounts too. Cabs, merlot, malbec, sauv blanc and we will also be releasing our ne...
by Karen Troisi
March 23rd, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite stemless wine glasses?
Replies: 24
Views: 1084

Re: Your favorite stemless wine glasses?

We have a Reidel set that was gifted to us that we use mainly for water. if you are buying a set for all around use make sure the bowls are not too large. The Reidels we have are inexpensive and sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/riedel-reg-o-cabernet-merlot-...
by Karen Troisi
March 18th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 75
Views: 3841

Re: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS

Remaining BD orders are shipping this week - yeah! (Unless you made arrangements to pick-up or hold.)
by Karen Troisi
March 18th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 26671

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

by Karen Troisi
March 6th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 75
Views: 3841

Re: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS

Folks we are still in a weather hold for some states. With spring around the corner we hope to get those orders out soon. We will reach out regarding timing as soon as the shipping window looks to open.

Thanks for your patience.

Karen
by Karen Troisi
March 5th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 8747

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

John A Hunt wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 6:59 am
I keep my eyes open for Sauvignon Blanc, but won't go so far to say I run around looking for the next great drink...

I have enjoyed Bedrock's Judge Family Vineyard over the past few years, and recently the first of three Jean Edwards from BDX.
Thanks for the mention John - glad you enjoyed it!

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