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by William Segui
February 25th, 2021, 9:45 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: The Peloton Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 20892

Re: The Peloton Thread

After a day off yesterday, I felt strong this morning so I took Olivia's 30 min HIIT & Hills from Monday. Kicked my butt. The last 3-4 minutes were a struggle (and I also opted to take a couple of the high intensity intervals in the saddle rather than standing) but I am glad I did it. Screen Sh...
by William Segui
February 22nd, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: Pliny the Younger
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Re: TN: Pliny the Younger

I drink bourbon, too, and frequently pay secondary pricing at times there (Weller FP at $225 is a great example). My comment on this was that the 15x mark-up was crazy. And I’ve see WFP much higher than that. FWIW, through a long standing relationship I got a bottle for $58, so retail has to be som...
by William Segui
February 22nd, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: Pliny the Younger
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Re: TN: Pliny the Younger

BRhoades wrote: February 15th, 2021, 4:35 pm
It's not even Russian Rivers best beer [wow.gif]
This is correct. I've been trying to get Vinnie to can/bottle the Hopfather but so far, no luck
by William Segui
February 9th, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--
Replies: 53
Views: 2194

Re: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--

Mine arrived yesterday. Took the long way here but kudos to FedEx, they kept them moving
by William Segui
February 9th, 2021, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer will go live on Tuesday, February 9th
Replies: 45
Views: 4643

Re: Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer will go live on Tuesday, February 9th

Offer is open for those that want to take a look. CampaignMonitor (email campaing) is experiencing some technical difficulties and will hopefully be back online soon so I can get the proper offer out to everyone --will
by William Segui
February 8th, 2021, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer will go live on Tuesday, February 9th
Replies: 45
Views: 4643

Re: Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer will go live on Tuesday, February 9th

Late Winter 2021 It’s hard to say what varietal benefitted most from the cool, idyllic 2019 vintage. In California, it’s natural to think thin skinned grapes are the obvious candidates given their propensity to sugar up quickly in early autumn heat events. That would probably put Pinot first and Ch...
by William Segui
February 8th, 2021, 10:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--
Replies: 53
Views: 2194

Re: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--

Been fun to watch these move. TX-NM-CA-CA-out for delivery
by William Segui
February 5th, 2021, 7:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--
Replies: 53
Views: 2194

Re: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--

Dave McIsaac wrote: February 4th, 2021, 2:34 pm
Mine came via Fedex Home Delivery

To your point, I got a brief flash of a tracking (from Fedex) and then it vanished
Thanks! I found it, now I wish I hadn’t. The dreaded no estimated delivery, weather delay. Better coffee than Flannery!
by William Segui
February 4th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--
Replies: 53
Views: 2194

Re: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--

How were these shipped (USPS/UPS/etc)? I thought I saw tracking but for the life of me I can't find it.
by William Segui
February 3rd, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer will go live on Tuesday, February 9th
Replies: 45
Views: 4643

Re: Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer will go live on Tuesday, February 9th

JLuch wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 6:58 pm Interestingly, there’s not an offer quantity in the email like there was with the Pinot noir.
I haven't finalized anything but it looks like 3 bottles across the board.
by William Segui
February 2nd, 2021, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures
Replies: 61
Views: 3419

Re: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures

I’ve been shipping thousands of packages for the last decade and only lost two to cold. One was a missed delivery on Friday in Chicago in a polar vortex (truck wasn’t unloaded over weekend) & the other was a my driver signs for me in Minnesota and recipient gone for a week. It’s hard to freeze w...
by William Segui
January 29th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18500

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Will To save you answering a bunch of emails, when should we hear one way or the other on the Platt if we've wish listed it? Thanks in advance! I wasn't planning on sending wishlist denial emails. There were a large number of wishlist requests that bounced out due to CC issues that I am fixing one ...
by William Segui
January 29th, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18500

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Hmm for all those that got the Platt ... check your receipt. My Tax on an $80 bottle was abnormally high? Not sure if that was just me You weren't the first to notice this. I'm working with the e-commerce folks to see what happened and if there is an 'easy' fix. If not, I'll be fixing them manually...
by William Segui
January 28th, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Pliny the Yonger will be Bottled and Shipped in California
Replies: 35
Views: 2211

Re: Pliny the Yonger will be Bottled and Shipped in California

I ordered within two seconds of it going live, waited "in line" for my order to go through for 3 minutes, and it was sold out. So it sold out in one second or less. They reportedly had 6,000 cases to sell, so they processed 6,000 orders in one second I guess..... I would have liked to hav...
by William Segui
January 28th, 2021, 1:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Pliny the Yonger will be Bottled and Shipped in California
Replies: 35
Views: 2211

Re: Pliny the Yonger will be Bottled and Shipped in California

I ordered within two seconds of it going live, waited "in line" for my order to go through for 3 minutes, and it was sold out. So it sold out in one second or less. They reportedly had 6,000 cases to sell, so they processed 6,000 orders in one second I guess..... I would have liked to hav...
by William Segui
January 28th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 100
Views: 8673

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Obviously no mention of smoke issues. Curious if the release will discuss this in terms of the vintage year. Roy Piper has the best information about this in the public domaine I tried both of these wines (Amoenus, Materium) this week. I haven't had the 16 Amoenus in awhile, but it is every bit as ...
by William Segui
January 28th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 11640

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Emily Richer wrote: January 28th, 2021, 9:16 am Question for those of us in the bay area? Wondering if there is a pick-up option, or too big of a pain?
No pick-up - FDA is very strict about guests, visitation
by William Segui
January 26th, 2021, 9:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 11640

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Jason K. wrote: January 26th, 2021, 9:11 am Finally getting to try out one of the burger blends! Have loved the steaks so far
I break down the burgers for tacos & meat sauces -- hugely popular in my house.
by William Segui
January 26th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 11640

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

I just ordered a lot (for me at least) and I'm not sure I got enough. Thank you Bryan & Katie!
by William Segui
January 19th, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18500

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Hey all- in an effort to try to minimize damage to my wallet, curious what you all typically grab from the Chardonnay release that is just a couple short weeks away. Might determine what I pick up from Pinot release... B. Theriot Bearwallow Purrington Rued Sonoma Coast I know, not much help. Twist ...
by William Segui
January 19th, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18500

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Gil H wrote: January 19th, 2021, 9:33 am On your order does it show that you wish listed the platt as I can’t seem to remember if I did it or not.
It does not.
by William Segui
January 18th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18500

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Catching up on some questions. The 4 btl minimum is per offer. The offer is not guaranteed, the only wine I anticipate being under pressure early is Summa Old. I lowered the allocations on everything in an effort to give the most folks possible a chance at everything. The offer will be open as long ...
by William Segui
January 18th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18500

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

For those that reached out looking for the mailer, here it is. --will Winter 2021 After what we just experienced in 2020, it’s nice to be talking about 2019 again. We have been on quite a roll out on the coast. Eight consecutive stellar vintages have created an abundance of enjoyment both producing ...
by William Segui
January 18th, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18500

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Everyone on the active list will receive the same offer. 4 btl minimum order, $4/btl in CA - $5/btl out of state shipping. That's a huge shipping price increase...what happened? Will there be an option to get the 4 bottle minimum across both the Pinot and Chardonnay offers this year? The shipping i...
by William Segui
January 15th, 2021, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1786
Views: 127831

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

18 bottles + 18 bottle wish. I drink a lot of Carlisle.
by William Segui
January 14th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 340
Views: 24893

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Can't find the original thread, but props to Woodland Hills for delivering on the $125/btl 08 Comtes offer from November 2019. I never feared I'd be out the money, but when I saw the wholesale prices here & overseas, I estimated my chance of actually receiving the wine at the pre-arrival price w...
by William Segui
January 14th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 100
Views: 8673

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Will- that is saying a lot. I assume these puppies need time in the cellar and are much less approachable upon release, closer to 2013 vs say 2015? 18 is a weird vintage in that the tannins are ripe but they are plentiful. The bottles I had were open for a few hours, just cork pulled with a small p...
by William Segui
January 14th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 100
Views: 8673

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Obviously no mention of smoke issues. Curious if the release will discuss this in terms of the vintage year. Roy Piper has the best information about this in the public domaine I tried both of these wines (Amoenus, Materium) this week. I haven't had the 16 Amoenus in awhile, but it is every bit as ...
by William Segui
January 14th, 2021, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1786
Views: 127831

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Order in. My favorite Carlisle offer of the year, so many great wines. Looking forward to trying the Cab for the first time.
by William Segui
January 13th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18500

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

There is a small waitlist this year due to the shorter yields in 2019. There are a few wines in short supply (looking at you Summa Old, Platt) and we feel it important to give the folks that have been with us for awhile the first shot. I am anticipating a second wave offer a week or so after (26th g...
by William Segui
January 13th, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Beaucastel
Replies: 28
Views: 1267

Re: TN: 01 Beaucastel

There was a huge drop of Beaucastel on Winebid 18-24 months ago. Lots of 01 regular & Hommage for a relative steal. Fantastic provenance, wish I would have bought a lot more.
by William Segui
January 12th, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime

T. Melloni wrote: January 12th, 2021, 11:25 am
William Segui wrote: January 12th, 2021, 9:26 am Occidental here. Still waitlisted at Saxum
Will - Would like any insights you have on their recent releases.
I have no insights on them specifically in 18, however they are fantastic wines in an epic vintage.
by William Segui
January 12th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime

Occidental here. Still waitlisted at Saxum
by William Segui
January 12th, 2021, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9238

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Occidental hit, I'm off & running for 21.
by William Segui
January 11th, 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tragedy at Celler Vall Llach in Priorat
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Tragedy at Celler Vall Llach in Priorat

From looking over the article, it would appear that no one was killed. That would have been a tragedy.
by William Segui
January 7th, 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1296
Views: 114186

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Got this email this morning. Dear Friends of 750 WINES, David and I founded 750 WINES in November 2009 with the intent to build upon relationships with vintners and winemakers producing interesting, exceptional wines and to share those wines with our clients. Because of David's impeccable reputation...
by William Segui
January 6th, 2021, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9238

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Markus S wrote: January 6th, 2021, 6:22 am I think we should GRAPH these results. Could be illuminating showing the lack of willpower on this board.
At no point was not buying wine a goal for me.
by William Segui
January 5th, 2021, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9238

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Hi Will ! Any chance you tried any of the 17's ? Looks like my last purchase was NYE, so I *might* make it to next weeks Occidental release but that will be as far as this drags on. Happy New Year f.daner! The 17’s were birth years for my son so they went straight to the offsite. If they are anythi...
by William Segui
January 5th, 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9238

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Looks like my last purchase was NYE, so I *might* make it to next weeks Occidental release but that will be as far as this drags on.
by William Segui
December 30th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1905
Views: 129089

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 La Grande Annee - corked. There was a nice wine down there.
by William Segui
December 26th, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Egg Nog Recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Egg Nog Recipes

Thanks y’all! Awesome to be a part of your holiday season.
by William Segui
December 17th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wrong cork?
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Wrong cork?

My first thought was this was one of the first bottles off the line and the bottling truck had been at Ravenswood the run prior (although Ravenswood in 2010-ish was probably already big enough to have their own line?) and this cork was hiding in the hopper. Maybe Outpost & Ravenswood use the sam...
by William Segui
December 17th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 18
Views: 2053

Re: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I too was curious if someone could talk about the difference in the single vineyards vs the Napa? I'm definitely going to pick up 6 of the Napa and am pondering 3 each of the SV...thoughts? Very roughly speaking, Napa is a blend of a number of different sites, truly an appellation wine - all compon...
by William Segui
December 15th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Favorite inexpensive Rye?
Replies: 45
Views: 2226

Re: Favorite inexpensive Rye?

Piling on, Rittenhouse & Sazerac are the champs here. I prefer Rittenhouse for my Manhattans, Saz for Old Fashioned but they are interchangeable at my house. I do like Michters but the price point is almost 2x.
by William Segui
December 14th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Egg Nog Recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Egg Nog Recipes

Will - over the years that you've posted this across various social media, I've never asked the following: (1) Do you have faves/preferred liquors (2) What size bottles do you use for storage Do you have faves/preferred liquors? Two are pretty standard - Bacardi white/light rum, Korbel brandy. I'll...
by William Segui
December 8th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 42843

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

It could rain every day between now and March 1st and I will refuse to complain (or at least not very loudly)
by William Segui
November 30th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 42843

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Casey Hartlip wrote: November 30th, 2020, 6:10 am Getting more and more depressed as I search the 10 day for a ray of hope. Non farmers often say to not worry about something you have no control over. I guess I was just born to bitch.
Casey -- If you had water, would you be actively irrigating?
by William Segui
November 23rd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Egg Nog Recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Egg Nog Recipes

I've been making this for a number of years now. Hands down the best egg nog recipe I have ever tried. It really does need 2-3 weeks (minimum) and I have taken to adding a split vanilla bean. Eggnog 10 eggs, separated 3 cups granulated sugar (Baker’s sugar is easiest) 1.5 pints (24 fluid ounces) whi...
by William Segui
November 23rd, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: The Peloton Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 20892

Re: The Peloton Thread

Matt Latuchie wrote: November 12th, 2020, 4:18 pm I like the new Sessions concept that's in beta right now.
I do as well. My bike just delivered and I've found these to be my favorite rides - the leaderboard competition keeps me focused, motivated.
by William Segui
November 7th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2370

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

Ulysse Collin for lunch

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