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by dsGriswold
January 21st, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 146
Views: 7506

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

I bought a bunch and used most of them when relocating the cellar to another room. They are very handy for overflow, partial bin storage and new arrivals. Much handier than leaving wine in the cases as they stack well and you can access through the end. I have 15 on a moveable cart with most of the ...
by dsGriswold
January 20th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 44
Views: 1641

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Thanks Marcus, I know why I like your wines so well. Also I need to move in next door to Ron. I though I was buying too many wines. [wow.gif]
by dsGriswold
January 20th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Trisaetum Pinot Noir Wichmann Dundee Estate (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: TN: 2014 Trisaetum Pinot Noir Wichmann Dundee Estate (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

I have not had any of the Trisaetum wines, but they are on my short list after the praise they have generated. I have been very impressed by all the '14s which rival my appreciation for the '10s, and mirror my problem in that they are so good, I cannot restrain myself from drinking them with abandon...
by dsGriswold
January 15th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Electric Kettle
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Electric Kettle

I'm on my second Cuisinart. They seem to last as long as we own a house. Got a new one 20 years ago and we have one in each kitchen. The first one failed when a house sitter mistakenly tried using it on the gas cook top. It actually worked, but looked a bit ratty. [snort.gif]
by dsGriswold
January 13th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "...if you can’t taste the difference why pay the difference?"
Replies: 20
Views: 1462

Re: "...if you can’t taste the difference why pay the difference?"

A buck a bottle was pretty upscale back then. Heaty Burgundy was $2.39/gal if I remember. But then I was making $500/mo and saving half of that.
by dsGriswold
January 8th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Black-eyed Pea Salad (Texas Caviar) - Podnah's Pit
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Black-eyed Pea Salad (Texas Caviar) - Podnah's Pit

Wife made up a batch for NYDay dinner and it was mighty tasty. One serving left with roast beef tip for dinner. She's sick with the crud and having tomato soup. i'll ask for recipe when she returns from the store. I use Podnah's vinegar sauce or Sriracha on just about anything.
by dsGriswold
January 2nd, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 310
Views: 13054

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I am not going to enter my statistics for the year, or Alan will surely laugh at me. only because he sees you as he was a few years ago—before I embraced the “ah, hell, I’ll never quit buying” mentality. The internal struggles, the rationalization, denial and anger, bargaining and depression (pseud...
by dsGriswold
January 2nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 391
Views: 28744

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

I contributed an '07 Virage for Thanks Giving dinner with standing rib roast. Never made notes during diner and nothing left after dinner. Very tasty as I remember.
by dsGriswold
January 2nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Girls
Replies: 17
Views: 2336

Re: No Girls

Thanks Alex and Anton, I'll order all three again.
by dsGriswold
January 2nd, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Girls
Replies: 17
Views: 2336

Re: No Girls

I would to cut back and haven't opened any of my previous bottles. What are the recommendations for a more reserved out of the three. Most of the notes say the Grenache is better than the Tempranillo. I like WA Tempranillo.
by dsGriswold
December 27th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 97
Views: 4269

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Todd Hamina wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 10:02 am
If you can regularly get paid well to make wine, then my hat is off to you. This is a stupid, stupid business.
But Todd you made so many friends! flirtysmile
by dsGriswold
December 9th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)
Replies: 50
Views: 1711

Re: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)

I try to keep a purchase under a hundred bucks, so do the math. The outliers being some culty stuff from W2 where 3 or 6 get you in the game.
by dsGriswold
December 2nd, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 BKB Pinot Noir Makena (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills)
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: TN: 2016 BKB Pinot Noir Makena (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills)

I can't keep up with all the wineries, new to me. Love the AVA. Tantalizing note. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
December 2nd, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: What have you learnt on your wine journey?
Replies: 69
Views: 6561

Re: What have you learnt on your wine journey?

I love talking about wine, sometimes the conversations aren't even about wine. [cheers.gif]
I eat a lot of spicy food from around the world and Riesling works really well. So does beer. [wink.gif]
by dsGriswold
December 2nd, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Thoughts about online wine purchasing?
Replies: 34
Views: 5456

Re: Thoughts about online wine purchasing?

Most of my purchases are online. We have two good online stores in town for local pick up. Berserker and emails fill in the blanks along with Full Pull and Last Bottle.
by dsGriswold
December 2nd, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you control your alcohol intake?
Replies: 60
Views: 5859

Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

Getting older has done it for me. I once asked my father why he didn't drink anymore. Now I know and my mother only drank on social occasions, drinking alone was not her thing. Some family members on my mother's side and my brother had a problem with drink. Driving while old is problem enough, no ne...
by dsGriswold
December 2nd, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Proper Wines Syrah Stone's Throw
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: TN: 2011 Proper Wines Syrah Stone's Throw

Ron, there is a fellow, I think from Michigan that did an OPB Oregon Experience program on gathering edible foods from nature. A friend on Camano Is. gathers mushrooms, shellfish and greens and is a follower. She takes a Himalayan black berry cane and peels it and eats the core, uses a lot of greens...
by dsGriswold
December 1st, 2018, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Proper Wines Syrah Stone's Throw
Replies: 2
Views: 112

TN: 2011 Proper Wines Syrah Stone's Throw

2011 Proper Wines Syrah Stone's Throw - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (11/27/2018) Opaque purple with a violet rim, nose of blackberries. Tart cane pith, light fruit, medium body, a bit of bubble gum. A bit disjointed solo, but works well with some salami picante on baguette....
by dsGriswold
November 30th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rasa
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Rasa

I buy a few starting with the QED several years ago @$50 mark. I have been fortunate with their inventory reduction sales which correspond with my cool year vintage preference. They also are the wine makers for the WA CT custom crush wines which are affordable in the $40 range. Also they are the win...
by dsGriswold
November 27th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 1896

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

Brandon, you should pm the poster and suggest they just do a regular TN and come over to WB for the ranting, they would feel at home over here. CT is a feel good site where ruffling feathers is frowned upon. I personally gravitate to the cool vintages, but bought many jammy versions in the past whic...
by dsGriswold
November 25th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Paetra Riesling Dry (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton)
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: TN: 2016 Paetra Riesling Dry (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton)

I need to get out that way and pick up last years BD wines, I have a few left from Vinopolis a few years back. Love them with spicy food.
by dsGriswold
November 24th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc (USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 124

TN: 2014 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc (USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley)

2014 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc - USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley (11/21/2018) Medium ruby with a rusty iron nose. Light acid, medium fruit and body with dusty tannins, well balanced and drinking pleasantly after an hour plus open time. Roast beef, blood and iron in restrained fashion. Open an...
by dsGriswold
November 23rd, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsule for the 2015 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Old Vine Ribbon Ridge
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Capsule for the 2015 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Old Vine Ribbon Ridge

A vote for no capsules and warming up to screw caps. I agree capsules dress up the baller wine, but I just drink the cheap stuff.
by dsGriswold
November 22nd, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: most compact way to store wine under the stairs
Replies: 24
Views: 1149

Re: most compact way to store wine under the stairs

What are the dimensions of a Weinbox? 10.5"w x 9.5"h x 19"d, Bdx and smaller Burg fit well, larger Burg not so well for a full case. I just use them stacked 3 high and top loaded now and haven't tried to end load. When I get around to using longer term, I will most likely use for partial cases in a...
by dsGriswold
November 21st, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: most compact way to store wine under the stairs
Replies: 24
Views: 1149

Re: most compact way to store wine under the stairs

Try some Weinboxes. I bought a bunch for moving into a new cellar and use them for overflow.
by dsGriswold
November 13th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée
Replies: 88
Views: 3651

Re: Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée

I've got a couple of cases of both Berserker stuffed in the corner while I drink the Cameron, Goodfellow, Biggio-Hamina and Vincent and a case of the sedimentary waiting for pick up. I can wait a bit longer!
by dsGriswold
November 7th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 69
Views: 3785

Re: Cayuse is Live

Cost me $17 for 3 pack + $ UPS Store pick up for $7/bottle shipping. I know the 2 box 9 bottles No Girls leaves questions. About the same shipping for Delmas, but it comes as single a six pack.
by dsGriswold
November 2nd, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Oregon Pinot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4375

Re: Best Oregon Pinot

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
November 2nd, 2018, 10:51 am

4) Cameron-Clos Electrique is $70 and if you want pay $100+, I am sure John will re-price it for you.
I love these discussions. [snort.gif]
by dsGriswold
November 1st, 2018, 12:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Force Majeure-Washington State Stunner
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Force Majeure-Washington State Stunner

I was a buyer a while back when testing out the WA wines. Pricing went above my comfort zone and then OR PN obsession took over. Still have a few aging in the cellar. I open one to share when someone appreciates a big red.
by dsGriswold
October 10th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kansas City Metro, amazing food on both sides of the state line
Replies: 25
Views: 762

Re: Kansas City Metro, amazing food on both sides of the state line

A friend of my daughter moved there after growing up in LA and living for a time in Brooklyn. Daughter has visited and is impressed with the city. Affordable housing and one of the cross roads of America with the associated amalgam of regional influences. Always good in the foody world. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
October 6th, 2018, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Sleight of Hand Syrah The Funkadelic (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 2
Views: 201

TN: 2011 Sleight of Hand Syrah The Funkadelic (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

2011 Sleight of Hand Syrah The Funkadelic - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (10/3/2018) Dark ruby with nose of ripe cherries and mushrooms. Bold fruit with some nice acid for balance, light on the tannins which are well integrated, giving a soft, velvety mouthfeel. Most of Trey's wines I have cons...
by dsGriswold
October 6th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For you Cab Franc lovers, a new Washington project with a Franc focus...
Replies: 28
Views: 1129

Re: For you Cab Franc lovers, a new Washington project with a Franc focus...

I was very pleased with the Random Wine CF. I still have a sixer to pick up from a few years ago.
I usually let my WA CF spend considerable time in the cellar. Opened a second bottle of '14 Idiot's Grace CF and it still needs a few more years.
by dsGriswold
September 25th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 69
Views: 3785

Re: Cayuse is Live

Wish list honored; 1 — 2017 EN CERISE 3 X 750 ML newhere
by dsGriswold
September 11th, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help build a new collection
Replies: 74
Views: 3169

Re: Help build a new collection

Most of us do not need any help. We just buy way more than we drink and viola, we have a collection.
by dsGriswold
September 9th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs on 2013 Vincent Wine Company wines
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: TNs on 2013 Vincent Wine Company wines

2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (9/5/2018) Medium ruby, garnet with nose of red currants and sorrel. Dry with light fruit and body, smooth with light acid and well integrated tannins. Soft mouth feel and drinking very well now. Some leather three ...
by dsGriswold
August 28th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 226
Views: 12026

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I had this a couple nights ago. Not as impressive as previous bottles, but still pretty good. I like OR Syrah almost as well as PN. 2011 Matello Fool's Journey Deux Vert - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton (8/22/2018) Medium ruby with a garnet rim, brambles nose with a touch of light c...
by dsGriswold
August 27th, 2018, 12:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 69
Views: 3785

Re: Cayuse is Live

I think I signed up in '09 and got on 2 years ago. One of those years had a cork problem, so refunded which paid for this years offer. I have one WW mag in the cellar and a couple secondary market purchases. $80 for Cailloux, $175 for the WW mag + shipping.
by dsGriswold
August 25th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 9821

Re: Your dumbest purchase

Early on I got suckered by some tele-marketers. Long before the internet, selling so-called boutique wines. Then the internet came along and started buying from K&L, Wine.com and started researching the wines through CT and a few other sites and could not find many wines listed. They were buying up ...
by dsGriswold
August 25th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Southeast Block Reserve
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: TN: 1996 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Southeast Block Reserve

I posted a note back in '12 on the '94 Bethel Heights WV PN my wife got from a co-worker with ties to the BH winery. At the time, I was predominately drinking Rhone wine from France, Ca and WA. That one bottle changed my trajectory to predominately drinking OR PN, though I still stray a bit. The Eol...
by dsGriswold
August 19th, 2018, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Cavatappi Winery Sangiovese Molly's Cuvée
Replies: 0
Views: 62

TN: 2012 Cavatappi Winery Sangiovese Molly's Cuvée

2012 Cavatappi Winery Sangiovese Molly's Cuvée - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley (8/19/2018) Dark ruby with red cherries on the nose. Dry with some tart tannins, medium cherry fruit, just a hint of stone fruit bitters which adds complexity. Open for several days, getting better with...
by dsGriswold
August 1st, 2018, 11:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Fall Release offer
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Vincent Fall Release offer

Drinking a '13 Bjornson tonight, lovely. I'll pick up last years wines one of these days. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
July 30th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Karting, Juge, Hundred Acres, Caymus SS, a killer, if not incongruous, day and tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Karting, Juge, Hundred Acres, Caymus SS, a killer, if not incongruous, day and tasting

Being a you brought up the subject of Karting, I started in college building my own. Bought a new '63 Caretta which I still have and son says do not sell. Got back in with the son and we raced for 25 years. Started with sprints and moved on to road racing. I ended up with a sit up gearbox for the la...
by dsGriswold
July 19th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers And Politics?
Replies: 53
Views: 1704

Winemakers And Politics?

... But since this is a wine forum, I'm curious about winemakers who choose not only to espouse their own political views, but also to denigrate those with opposing viewpoints. ... This is my thoughts on the matter: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/seven_lessons_from_mister_rogers_That...
by dsGriswold
July 15th, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2041
Views: 190742

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

I hear Potus is looking for a new Communications Director and someone to state alternate facts on the podium. blahblah
by dsGriswold
July 14th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our Trip to Walla Walla (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Our Trip to Walla Walla (2018)

Brandon, I think to an extent I share your palate, having tired of big, bold wines. We and number of our friends did a WW trip a few years ago and enjoyed the experience immensely. Our B&B host gave a tour on day one and we set out on our own for several days hence with loops south, east and a day w...
by dsGriswold
July 14th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3353
Views: 288323

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Glad to see someone else found this supposed email tribute pretty sickening and self-serving. Shame on him. That email was in no way a tribute. It was a disgusting, self-aggrandizing, narcissistic atrocity. I've been trying to find one decent offer to fill the partially complete case I currently ha...
by dsGriswold
July 6th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée
Replies: 88
Views: 3651

Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée

Fortunately I checked my emails between games, was not too greedy and left some for the rest. I noticed when logging into CT there was a '15 Berserker listed along with the '13 & '14. I chose to enter as a '15 Sedimentary and bottle note as Berserker Special, my understanding this is a special sale ...
by dsGriswold
July 2nd, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3353
Views: 288323

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I used to buy and still would if I lived in Seattle and could locally pick up or lived in the wilds of Montana or Wyoming. There were a couple of offerings that could compete with the M. Ilan thread than may have soured a few on doing business. I do quite a lot with Full Pull who sell without all th...
by dsGriswold
July 2nd, 2018, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Wines: Grapes of Place
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Oregon Wines: Grapes of Place

OPB re-broadcast this 2012 production of Oregon Experience, Oregon Wines: Grapes of Place. For anyone interested in Oregon Pinot Noir, the early years, this is highly recommended. You can view by accessing the OPB web site and searching. The programs on The Oregon Experience are some of the finest p...

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