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by SeanHarding
February 25th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 157
Views: 18992

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

No wish for me either, but that's what I expected as a very, very small time buyer. Their approach as described above makes sense, so no hard feelings here.
by SeanHarding
February 16th, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 14037

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

I was allocated zero Limerick; I can wish up to 24.
by SeanHarding
February 16th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 14037

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

As a relatively new Bedrock buyer, I'm continuing with my practice of buying one of each (with a few minor exceptions). Normally I don't like buying only one of anything, but there are SO MANY and I don't know them well enough to know which I'd want more of.
by SeanHarding
February 9th, 2021, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 157
Views: 18992

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Cellartracker has "2018 Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Houyi Vineyard" and "2018 Realm Cellars Houyi Vineyard."

Are these the same, or are there two wines from Houyi?
by SeanHarding
February 6th, 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer will go live on Tuesday, February 9th
Replies: 45
Views: 4581

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

I opened my 2018 Purrington Rued last night because I've never tried one of those. Really, really enjoyed it. I only bought one last time but I'm hoping for more on this round.
by SeanHarding
February 5th, 2021, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A more 'contemporary' designed wine bottle basket - any reccs?
Replies: 79
Views: 2260

Re: A more 'contemporary' designed wine bottle basket - any reccs?

I bet you could find someone on Etsy who could custom-make something similar to that expensive one for a lot less. I have a magazine rack in a similar style that I got on Etsy for far less than that. Or there may be other options on Etsy. I've found it to be a pretty good source for random stuff lik...
by SeanHarding
February 2nd, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: TN: 2005 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

Nice. 2006 is the oldest of these I have, and I only have one left. I think I'll give it a while longer.
by SeanHarding
February 2nd, 2021, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8436

Re: 2018 Maybach release

I think they are, and they are one of the few I buy in this price range, but taste is personal.
by SeanHarding
February 2nd, 2021, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8436

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Yeah, just email them if there is an issue. My experience is that they are always helpful and responsive.
by SeanHarding
February 1st, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Somebody Feed Phil
Replies: 33
Views: 1496

Re: Somebody Feed Phil

I love Phil's shows. The goofiness is part of the appeal for me. I have enough stress and sadness in my life these days. It's nice to see someone genuinely enjoying life and learn about new places at the same time.
by SeanHarding
January 29th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best dishwasher safe Cab glasses?
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: Best dishwasher safe Cab glasses?

I’ve recently tried the dishwasher for my Zaltos (bottom shelf, too big for top shelf) and I keep getting drip spots especially around the rim (a ring around the rim). Any tips for avoiding this? My experience is that some of this is avoidable by finding the right angle to put them in at so the wat...
by SeanHarding
January 28th, 2021, 6:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 8303

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

Looks like my total is only 32 (plus the Flannery and Grassl glasses). Will have to try harder next year!
by SeanHarding
January 28th, 2021, 5:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 8303

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

Orr
EMH
Flannery
Pezzato
Wilde Farms
JB Neufeld
stars & dust
grassl
Riverain

Uh... Did I forget anything? Maybe.... Haven't finished updating CT, so I don't have the count yet.
by SeanHarding
January 28th, 2021, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!
Replies: 69
Views: 3984

Re: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!

Great fun, as always.

Feeling some minor regret over getting caught up in the heat of the moment and winning a JJ Buckley gift card auction without first checking if they actually ship to me....
by SeanHarding
January 21st, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Quilceda vs. Bordeaux?
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Quilceda vs. Bordeaux?

I have a decent amount of Quilceda in my cellar. I'd rather have Bordeaux.
by SeanHarding
January 19th, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Double Lucky!
Replies: 21
Views: 2211

Re: Cayuse Double Lucky!

Is this a total surprise release, or have I just been zoning out? Either way, I'm excited to get it and try it out.
by SeanHarding
January 19th, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8436

Re: 2018 Maybach release

For those of you who aren't seeing allocations, did you get the release email? The email finally rolled in to my inbox around 15 minutes ago.
by SeanHarding
January 19th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8436

Re: 2018 Maybach release

I just logged in and saw it; I still haven't received the email (except the order confirmation). Login and check if you haven't yet.
by SeanHarding
January 19th, 2021, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8436

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Just ordered. Materium, Amoenus, and Eterium.
by SeanHarding
January 17th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)

My cellar is in the basement and has 7’ ceiling height so I did a drywall ceiling because I didn’t want the room to feel smaller and I wanted to feel like it had been there since the house was built in 1925. Our house was built in 1935, and the cellar will have pretty low ceilings (a bit more than ...
by SeanHarding
January 14th, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)

Thanks all, cool stuff so far! Keep it coming! I am planning on doing brick walls (brick veneer) to mirror some real brick components in the rest of the basement. I considered doing a brick ceiling too but I think it might be brick overload (especially with a somewhat low ceiling). I have also consi...
by SeanHarding
January 13th, 2021, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)

I'm curious, for those of you who have cellars that you tried to make look nice (not just utilitarian storage), what did you do on the ceiling? I'm struggling to figure out the best option for my space, so I'd love to see some photos if you are happy with how yours looks.
by SeanHarding
January 13th, 2021, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Benchmark Wine Group
Replies: 31
Views: 1637

Re: Retailer Check: Benchmark Wine Group

One of my only regrets about buying a house in Tennessee is that Benchmark won't ship to me here.
by SeanHarding
December 18th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher rinse aid
Replies: 35
Views: 1654

Re: Dishwasher rinse aid

Anyone who trusts themselves to wash glasses by hand more than they trust a dish washer has steadier hands than I. For several years I have exclusively washed all of our glasses in the dishwasher. The broken or damage glass count is exactly zero. Which is measurably lower than the broken glass count...
by SeanHarding
December 17th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher rinse aid
Replies: 35
Views: 1654

Re: Dishwasher rinse aid

I use the Miele-branded rinse aid in our Miele dishwasher and I have never noticed an issue. I have the amount set pretty low, but without it, we do get some spots (we also have the integrated water softener; using both is required for truly clear/clean glasses in my experience).
by SeanHarding
December 17th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597429

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

Dangit, this is why I don't usually bother with these things. I saw the Gemstone cab, saw it said TRB is the winemaker, so I quickly bought some, then I realized it was some weird restaurant bottling of non-estate fruit, and the price was the same as the price on their website. What a rip.
by SeanHarding
December 17th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597429

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

I don't usually participate in these things because I hate being forced to decide under pressure with no time to research, but I did buy some of the Cadence.
by SeanHarding
December 16th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Search Function - any chance for improvements?
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Search Function - any chance for improvements?

Like Rodrigo said, I just use Google with the 'site:' operator. I don't think I've ever tried the built-in search here...
by SeanHarding
December 14th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine re-shippers?
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Wine re-shippers?

Is there such a thing as a wine re-shipper, or some other solution for getting shipments from wineries and retailers who won't ship to my state? I got so spoiled living in California, but here in Tennessee it's a bit of a problem. Most of the lists I'm on will ship here, but Benchmark and K&L wo...
by SeanHarding
December 4th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Universal Wine Glass
Replies: 112
Views: 11759

Re: Best Value Universal Wine Glass

Those Schott Zwiesels are our every day glasses and we like them. I use the Gabriel Glas Golds when I want something nicer, but the SZ work well for us and we have a lot, so they're good for when we have guests.
by SeanHarding
December 3rd, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wirecutter on stemware...
Replies: 16
Views: 1210

Re: Wirecutter on stemware...

I have views on Wirecutter in general. They used to be pretty good, but the quality of their picks has gone down hill as they have expanded the range of stuff they review. Also, for my preferences, they bias too much toward good values, rather than the actual best of the best. I'd rather have them t...
by SeanHarding
December 2nd, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 6021

Re: Ooni Discussion

ericskitei wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 8:24 pm Just purchased a Frya on their 20% off special. Pretty stoked to try it (in 4 months when it gets delivered) lol
I might have to coordinate a trip back to OC around that time frame 😂
by SeanHarding
December 1st, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol Law Newsletter - free subscriptions and solicitation of articles
Replies: 21
Views: 948

Re: Alcohol Law Newsletter - free subscriptions and solicitation of articles

I'll take it. There's nothing I love more than reading legal stuff to reinforce my last-minute decision to not attend law school. sean@seanharding.com
by SeanHarding
December 1st, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 18187

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Not only have I received my R-M and Caterwaul, but my second order of Caterwaul (I picked up a few more after opening one) shipped this week and is on its way.
by SeanHarding
December 1st, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Guardian ductless system?
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Wine Guardian ductless system?

Interesting (kind of concerning) that it froze up. I don't know a ton about HVAC, but I wouldn't think that should happen with a new, well-maintained unit. How cold does the surrounding area get, to need heat? I'm building the room in a corner of my basement. The rest of the basement is climate cont...
by SeanHarding
December 1st, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Residential HVAC System for Cellar
Replies: 16
Views: 738

Re: Residential HVAC System for Cellar

I'm in the middle of a cellar build right now too, and also looking at Wine Guardian. For those options, have you carefully calculated how big of a unit you need? My cellar is about 8x10x7 (so bigger than yours) and that's a significantly larger unit than I'm looking at (though, I don't have any gla...
by SeanHarding
November 30th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Guardian ductless system?
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Wine Guardian ductless system?

Does anyone here have experience with the Wine Guardian ductless split system ? I have seen some other posts here talking about Wine Guardian, but I think most folks said they have a ducted system. I'm seriously considering the ductless (dealing with old house logistics) and would love anyone's input.
by SeanHarding
November 26th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 8184

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Just the two of us, and we're having steak instead of turkey this year, so these are our selections.

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by SeanHarding
November 20th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 21078

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

I get 2-3 "cups" out of the "8 cup" Bonavita. But it's possible I drink too much coffee.
by SeanHarding
November 18th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?
Replies: 63
Views: 4865

Re: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?

ray ormand wrote: November 16th, 2020, 7:03 pm Caterwaul. The 2018 is superb and it's a steal at $50.
Based on this I had to open a bottle tonight, and you're right. Really great!
by SeanHarding
November 18th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?
Replies: 63
Views: 4865

Re: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?

I do love Rivers-Marie cabs, but if I'm picking one, it's the Maybach.
by SeanHarding
November 17th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?
Replies: 63
Views: 4865

Re: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?

I love many of them but Maybach Materium will always be my favorite.
by SeanHarding
November 17th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12568

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Aleks V wrote: November 17th, 2020, 4:30 pm How did y’all hear about wishlisting? I don’t seem to have anything indicating whether I got my wishlists item or not.
I got an email about 25 minutes ago. They might still be rolling out.
by SeanHarding
November 17th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12568

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

I got my wished for 1X Gewurztraminer and 3X Chard (no dice on the Oakville Farmhouse, but I'm not surprised).
by SeanHarding
November 17th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 8184

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

It'll be just the two of us, and we haven't even decided what we're eating, but I know I'm going to have to drown some sorrows in Krug.
by SeanHarding
November 14th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 62
Views: 5705

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

I, for one, am glad my Krug didn't come in those boxes. When I get them in the box I remove them immediately to put them in the cellar anyway, so I just end up with a bunch of boxes that seem too nice to throw away but I have nothing to do with.

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