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by Nate Simon
March 16th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Patty’s Day Pairings - thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: St. Patty’s Day Pairings - thoughts?

I like to pair corned beef with non-corned beef. I let other people eat the former while I enjoy the latter.
by Nate Simon
March 16th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 4210

Re: $3000 bottle

My favorite:

“The most simplistic in structure of the 4 Ghost Horse wines and a great wine for those who are graduating their palate’s to bigger, more complex reds.

$500”
by Nate Simon
March 16th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 4210

Re: $3000 bottle

Who the heck is this guy? Never heard of him, though his wines are priced like he’s the world’s most famous winemaker.
by Nate Simon
March 14th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!
Replies: 56
Views: 2338

Re: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!

Y’all complain about the 8% CA tax, but not the 19% WineBid tax?
by Nate Simon
March 12th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking: Huneeus Jr is a douchebag criminal
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Breaking: Huneeus Jr is a douchebag criminal

Ok, don’t routinely look at that board. Thanks. Posted it here because of the wine connection.
by Nate Simon
March 4th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite US Chenin Blanc?
Replies: 48
Views: 1640

Re: Favorite US Chenin Blanc?

Kalin, Chalone are the best I’ve had. Mike Smith also makes a good one. Matthew Rorick also springs to mind. If memory serves, he made a sweet version a number of years ago that was quite intriguing. I would also give props to Craig Haarmeyer, who is making some nice restrained Chenin wines from the...
by Nate Simon
March 3rd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Las Vegas (moderately priced) food & wine recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: Las Vegas (moderately priced) food & wine recommendations?

Giving this thread a “bump,” as our trip was cancelled and rescheduled for a few weeks from now. Any additional recommendations?
by Nate Simon
March 1st, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5686

Re: Why sous vide?

TAMAGO KAKE GOHAN: Japanese-style raw egg in rice, with a sous vide confit egg yolk on top For the TKG, I followed Kenji's recipe on SeriousEats, seasoning with soy sauce, salt, Aji-no-moto and furikake https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/04/tamago-kake-gohan-egg-rice-tkg-recipe-breakfast.html...
by Nate Simon
February 24th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: French Laundry reservation tips/tricks?
Replies: 9
Views: 789

French Laundry reservation tips/tricks?

This is one of those “asking for a friend“ threads, except I am ACTUALLY asking for a friend! Haven’t eaten there in a few years, and a colleague was asking for tips on getting a reservation, which he has so far been unable to do. Any advice appreciated.
by Nate Simon
February 19th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Food and Wine Pairing is Bullsh*t . . .
Replies: 60
Views: 2314

Re: Food and Wine Pairing is Bullsh*t . . .

While I wouldn’t exactly say that food and wine pairing is complete BS, I would agree that it is mostly BS. For the most part, it is a slight of hand parlor trick which allows sommeliers and other self-styled experts to aggrandize themselves. I think that most of us can agree, however, that the rati...
by Nate Simon
February 13th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 132
Views: 2506

Re: Diam corks?

Recently listened to this. A lot of interesting information and perspective, from the inventor/developer himself.

https://illdrinktothatpod.com/post/1714 ... -dominique
by Nate Simon
February 9th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 4155

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition

Won H. L e e wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 10:05 am
it'd be nice if people can post website or address where to snatch these deals :)
Many of these deals aren’t advertised. Often they’re happenstance situations, such as a distributor unloading excess wine to get it off their hands.
by Nate Simon
February 9th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: William & Mary
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: PSA: William & Mary

KenL. wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 12:29 pm
There is also a single bottle each of Fait-Main 2013 and 2014 sleeping lady.
Please tell me about it.
by Nate Simon
February 8th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!
Replies: 40
Views: 1812

Re: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!

I got mine! Carole, thanks for such prompt shipping. Looking forward to some Hattori Hanzo cutting through a steak soon!
by Nate Simon
February 8th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Keller Estate - BD 10 - Extended until Monday at 4:00PM PST or until wine lasts.
Replies: 60
Views: 1974

Re: Keller Estate - BD 10 - Extended until Monday at 4:00PM PST or until wine lasts.

Got my mystery pack. At $18 a bottle delivered, this is bound to be a super value, and a great introduction to Keller wines
by Nate Simon
February 8th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals
Replies: 27
Views: 2136

Re: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals

Please tell me about the Fait Main mailing list.
by Nate Simon
February 8th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Raj and Jordan write another book
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Raj and Jordan write another book

No interest in anything that IPOB operative has to say.
by Nate Simon
February 6th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 4490

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Working now.
by Nate Simon
February 6th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 4490

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Received the email, but when I click, there's no allocation.
by Nate Simon
February 3rd, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Super Bowl Wine Pairings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: Super Bowl Wine Pairings

This one would suit the Pats nicely...
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by Nate Simon
February 2nd, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Cruse Wine Company Chardonnay Rorick
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: TN: 2014 Cruse Wine Company Chardonnay Rorick

Dennis Atick wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 4:12 am
Well, this is funny, and timely, as I stumbled upon a bottle of this in my cellar last weekend. Don't remember buying it.
Glad to hear it showed well. Will pop my soon.
Thanks for the note!
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by Nate Simon
February 1st, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1755

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

Wow, lots of interesting angles in these responses. Mr. Williams gets at the core idea I had with the OP. Payment services make it really easy to spend money, and I think consumers will take the path of least resistance/greatest convenience, whether that's Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo, whatever.
by Nate Simon
February 1st, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Cruse Wine Company Chardonnay Rorick
Replies: 2
Views: 146

TN: 2014 Cruse Wine Company Chardonnay Rorick

2014 Cruse Wine Company Chardonnay Rorick - USA, California, Sierra Foothills, Calaveras County (2/1/2019) I was surprised to find this one in the cellar...forgot I even had it. P&P with kung pao chicken and fried rice. This one over-delivers for sure. Needs a bit of air and cool room temp. Slightl...
by Nate Simon
January 30th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1755

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

Not sure how many folks are using it, or Venmo, or whatever, but it makes checkout a breeze when available as an option. (It is usually only an option..."traditional" checkout method is still available.)
by Nate Simon
January 30th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1755

Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

On Berserker Day, I did something I don't usually do: purchase from multiple producers in one day. This got me thinking, as each buying process was somewhat different, with little uniformity between ordering platforms. Of note, one winery used PayPal, while the others use their own ordering process ...
by Nate Simon
January 28th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 2976

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

There should be a subcategory for highest ratio of bottles actually purchased to bottles one had planned to purchase.
Since my ratio is infinity, I declare myself the sub-champion.
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by Nate Simon
January 23rd, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2059
Views: 194158

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

I ask that only those that are legitimately owed wines by Maison Ilan to fill out the form below. All names will be connected back to the database of orders that are on file.

So, there is a database of orders, but there’s not a database of what orders were fulfilled?
by Nate Simon
January 21st, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Sandler Wine Company
Replies: 19
Views: 1320

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Sandler Wine Company

I’ve seen a lot of questions from relative newcomers about B-Day, asking what to get or how to proceed. Sandler is the easiest no-brainer, every time. Search the forum for posts, and I’m guessing most folks will agree.
by Nate Simon
January 21st, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release
Replies: 18
Views: 1260

Re: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release

Juvenile is a straight no-brainer at the price.
by Nate Simon
January 21st, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hangover Prevention - supplements
Replies: 45
Views: 1510

Re: Hangover Prevention - supplements

If there was anything that really, reliably worked, there wouldn’t be long threads and entire books on the topic.
by Nate Simon
January 19th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 58
Views: 1653

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

The web site prominently features this quote from the winemaker: I don’t want anything handed to me, I want to take it. It’s only when you push yourself to the edge that you find out what you are truly capable of. Hmm...sounds like he could be taking a page from the (best-selling) book of another Bo...
by Nate Simon
January 19th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me how to arrange a helicopter landing at Fait Main Wines
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Please tell me how to arrange a helicopter landing at Fait Main Wines

Berserker Day special = 5% off for every thread you post on it
by Nate Simon
January 19th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th
Replies: 65
Views: 3459

Re: Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th

Don’t worry...if you miss the release, just sign up for Fait Main.
by Nate Simon
January 19th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Fait Main at Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: PSA: Fait Main at Benchmark bin sale

T. Williams wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Please tell me about these wines.
Mods, I think this deserves a separate thread.
by Nate Simon
January 19th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Fait Main at Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: PSA: Fait Main at Benchmark bin sale

This is the 123rd thread on this winery I’ve never heard of this week, and I still see “Fat Man“ when I read the titles.
by Nate Simon
January 18th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Riedel Glassware Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: Riedel Glassware Sale

Can these be shipped to NorCal? PM sent.
by Nate Simon
January 18th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2364

Re: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?

1. Become a GCC member
2. Preview day is key. Make a plan, but don’t be afraid to deviate as warranted.
3. Use this as a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone. Purchase from producers and regions with which you are unfamiliar.
by Nate Simon
January 18th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website
Replies: 53
Views: 3127

Re: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website

Painful getting this right before B-Day, but had to grab a few.
by Nate Simon
January 17th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...
Replies: 67
Views: 1602

Re: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...

Is Pegau considered VA-ridden, or just stinky NOS?
by Nate Simon
January 16th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 20
Views: 1530

Re: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date

Weird...it’s in my spam folder as well. Did Morgan claim his wines offer natural male enhancement or something?

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