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by William Segui
November 30th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 37438

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: 6
Views: 269

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 7th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2100

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

Ulysse Collin for lunch
by William Segui
October 29th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1673
Views: 119378

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

18 Sonoma County Syrah. Young young young but delicious
by William Segui
October 29th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 97
Views: 3842

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

Five years will be 50, probably VWFRR (the only bottle remaining from a long ago acquired & consumed stash)
by William Segui
October 29th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13992

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Does anyone know if this is a one off for Will, or will he have access to the same fruit going forward? Mine arrive today, going to be tough to layoff them for a while. I got the fruit in 18 & 19. I didn’t make anything in ‘20 due to smoke concerns, so we will see what happens going forward in rega...
by William Segui
October 8th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?
Replies: 48
Views: 1511

Re: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?

Rye, simple syrup & Blenheim Red Cap. My take on the Husk Kentucky Mule. More of a summer cocktail, but delicious anytime.
by William Segui
October 7th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16837
Views: 465208

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Tom Blackwood wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 7:49 am
Some more great beers the past week...
Trillium "Max Headroom"
Tree House "Perfect Storm"
Tree House "Juice Machine"
Monkish "Sticky Traffic"
Tom -- grab a 4 pack of King Citra @ Fieldwork. This is a particularly delicious batch imo.
by William Segui
September 27th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60796

Re: #GlassFire

It burned around Mending Wall. I do fear for some of our neighbors in the amphitheater around back
by William Segui
September 26th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16837
Views: 465208

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fieldwork - Becky The Duck. This one flies a bit under the radar, don’t recall it being canned before. Anyhow it’s up and one of my favorites. Citra & Idaho7
by William Segui
September 25th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1608
Views: 108594

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

First of three, sourced a mag for deep cellar William, How was it? I have the 2012s and 2013s that I’m saving for a while, and I’m sitting on some 2008’s. A 2008 I opened recently seemed to be in an early drinking window, and was fantastic. I drank all the remaining bottles of 2009’s at a restauran...
by William Segui
September 25th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1608
Views: 108594

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

First of three, sourced a mag for deep cellar
by William Segui
September 22nd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13992

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

JonathanG wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 12:27 pm
Sold out? I still show bottles available when I check my remaining allocation.
I think he was referring to MacDonald
by William Segui
September 22nd, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13992

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

In for 3 Shifflett Ranch Cabs and 2 Napa Cabs. Will, can you provide some more end more details on the vineyard source for the Napa? I think I heard it’s near Eisele. Is that right? Any other details you can’t share? Thank you (and thank you all) for the orders. The support you have shown us and th...
by William Segui
September 22nd, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13992

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Nicholas C wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 9:14 am
Can anyone access their offering yet?
It just went live, was having some cart/checkout issues that were beyond my ability to fix.
by William Segui
September 12th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 11121

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Will - I happened to find some 2018 Anderson Valley at my local shop today. Anything you can share about this wine from tasting notes or drinking window? I can't seem to find much about it. We only made a few barrels (3-4 as I recall) and there was already a super allocated bottle in that release (...
by William Segui
September 11th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 223517

Re: The Bourbon Thread

‘‘twas a good one Haven’t tried one of those yet, store pick or otherwise. But the 107 is so solid how different could the Full Proof be? There are so many Weller products now. I think all of them have a regular OTS release (blend of barrels) & a SB release. Full proof in this case is 114, which wa...
by William Segui
September 10th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 223517

Re: The Bourbon Thread

‘‘twas a good one
by William Segui
September 6th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 349
Views: 32381

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

GregP wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 5:28 pm

0.5, nothing higher. Hate to do it to growers, but we also need to protect ourselves.
.5 is the detectable threshold for ETS is it not?
by William Segui
September 4th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16837
Views: 465208

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Thanks Will! Just ordered two 4pks to pick-up at the Napa Oxbow location. Its going to be a Green Cheek, Treehouse and Fieldworks DIPA weekend. Not familiar with Green Cheek but I'd put DDH Pulp up against anything from Treehouse, which I love. Enjoy the weekend, I know I will! And if you have room...
by William Segui
September 4th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16837
Views: 465208

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

For CA residents,DDH Pulp is up on Fieldwork. Thanks for the recommendation. They opened a tap room down the street from me last year. Will pick up a growler, going to good beer drinking weather here this weekend. It's a truly special beer. You should grab a 4-pk as well, if you still can (pun inte...
by William Segui
September 3rd, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16837
Views: 465208

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

For CA residents,DDH Pulp is up on Fieldwork.
by William Segui
September 2nd, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Tom Seaver
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: RIP Tom Seaver

I got to know Tom a bit. No one loved baseball more than he did. Amazing story teller. How often do you get to hear stories about Yogi Berra and the All-Star Game?
by William Segui
September 2nd, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1598

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

I feel so unsafe
by William Segui
September 1st, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 87
Views: 5824

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

Grabbed some of each, looking forward to seeing what Erin & Massimo were able to do in a great vintage like this.
by William Segui
August 31st, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 607
Views: 39786

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Chrissy Tiegen cooking Flannery.

by William Segui
August 28th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?
Replies: 16
Views: 1616

Re: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?

Interesting that the Napa Cab was offered by Firstbottle before the official release......... If you look at the production numbers on the Napa, its pretty big (relatively speaking). The 2017 did really well and the placements that we worked hard to get were asking for more, so we took the 18 out o...
by William Segui
August 28th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?
Replies: 16
Views: 1616

Re: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 4:18 pm
blarmston wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Thanks Will. That Cemetery bottling has got me FIRED UP!
Same.

Will, where is the the vineyard located?
It is near Las Piedras, St. Helena west of 29
by William Segui
August 28th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?
Replies: 16
Views: 1616

Re: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?

Thomas finished up the mailer this morning, so here you go, Berserker-exclusive. Can confirm there is a new SVD (Cemetery) and it is very good. Summer 2020 It is really hard to come up with a good name. That premise partially defines where Caterwaul came from. It’s a word I’ve loved for a long time....
by William Segui
August 27th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8084
Views: 553010

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Phil M wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 1:47 pm
I don't know whether this is a Power Hour, but there certainly seems to be a theme (Justice, Vigilante, Tin Star)...just waiting for Rawhide Red....
I think these are/were all labels affiliated with the Bounty Hunter.
by William Segui
August 20th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 349
Views: 32381

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Smoke has been hanging out at elevation. Air quality in Napa has been better than Sacramento & San Francisco. Duration & wind direction will ultimately dictate how this goes but incredibly premature at this point to be drawing any conclusions.
by William Segui
August 12th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 85` Cristal Rose, 86` Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose, 15` PYCM La Comme, 03` Raphet Charmes
Replies: 24
Views: 839

Re: 85` Cristal Rose, 86` Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose, 15` PYCM La Comme, 03` Raphet Charmes

I hope your experience with 82 Salon is better than mine. Small sample size (2 btls, same lot) but both were heavily oxidized and to my palate (and those at the table) undrinkable.
by William Segui
August 11th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 37438

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

the 10 day just took a step up, here we go.
by William Segui
August 11th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 37438

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I drive past Mumm every day on my way to work, they are rolling already. My IG feed already has some SB picks on it, looks like we are off and running.
by William Segui
August 6th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 607
Views: 39786

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Make sure you keep an eye on the temp, though. My experience with the NYs is that they can cook fast and dry out; I’ve done it a couple of times and, at $50-$60 a steak, wanted to kick myself in the ass. Amen to that. I hate cooking Flannery for get-togethers because I can easily get distracted and...
by William Segui
July 20th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 17351

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Most of you were able to see the TN's through the RM website last week. Here is tomorrow's mailer today. -- will The Vintage Thank goodness for 2018, a year of addition and in some cases, multiplication. After a lean 2017, we found and welcomed the opportunity to add blocks from almost every vineyar...
by William Segui
July 18th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with Saxum?
Replies: 68
Views: 6441

Re: What's wrong with Saxum?

I often buy Saxum off the CC while I wait on the waitlist
by William Segui
July 18th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Weller "Full Proof" Bourbon Lower price

Private pic Weller FP absolutely exists
by William Segui
July 16th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: The Bottle List (Napa)
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Retailer Check: The Bottle List (Napa)

I buy from them regularly. Cameron Hobel is the proprietor, great guy & friend. Buy with confidence
by William Segui
July 14th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 17351

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Vince L. wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 1:35 pm
What's the typical shipping charges and can you only buy one or two bottles? this will be my first RM allocation.
3 bottle minimum, shipping included.
by William Segui
July 14th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 17351

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

@Will Any insight on number of bottles from each vineyard? This is the allocation model I'm currently working with 4 - Napa 5 - Calistoga 6 - Panek 3 - Lore 3 - Herb Lamb Appreciate it! Looking forward to the release, will tasting notes be posted soon? I *should* have that by end of the week (Frida...
by William Segui
July 14th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 17351

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

JohnP wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 9:49 am
@Will Any insight on number of bottles from each vineyard?
This is the allocation model I'm currently working with

4 - Napa
5 - Calistoga
6 - Panek
3 - Lore
3 - Herb Lamb
by William Segui
July 14th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 17351

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Oops -- that Calistoga is a typo. It is $95/btl.

There is more Herb Lamb this year v. 2016, I suspect it will last a little longer. The one that will see the most pressure is the Lore.
by William Segui
July 8th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!
Replies: 28
Views: 3608

Re: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!

I'm pretty sure this is just a small first wave of folks. Roy has had a lot on his plate of late and having been fortunate to try the 18 out of barrel a few times, he's smart to release slowly as I'm sure the demand is greater than the supply.
by William Segui
June 27th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Pierre Peters Chetillon
Replies: 4
Views: 500

2013 Pierre Peters Chetillon

Starting to see a few offers on this but very few and even less discussion. Anyone tried it?
by William Segui
June 26th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 37438

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Pretty disappointed that there are so few contributors to this thread. Don't know if there are some lurkers who don't care or others that don't see a monetary payout for posting. When I jumped in many years ago I seemed to see an opening that many wine geeks were wanting to hear about the daily lif...
by William Segui
June 18th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Covid Era: Overnight shipping
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Covid Era: Overnight shipping

If you don't absolutely need it, don't ship it. The network is better than it was in March/April, but still nowhere near what it 'used to be'.

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