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by SeanHarding
March 26th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach for CORONAVIRUS RELIEF RELATED CHARITIES
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Maybach for CORONAVIRUS RELIEF RELATED CHARITIES

The pinot is my least favorite of their wines, and the only one I never really buy. But I'm less of a pinot aficionado than some here, so my opinion probably shouldn't carry much weight. I do wish they had some bundles in this deal that didn't include the pinot.
by SeanHarding
March 26th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are they shipping???
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: Why are they shipping???

Rivers-Marie did handle this very nicely. However, at appears that my shipment, sent on Monday, is going to sit in the UPS warehouse over the weekend and be delivered next Monday. It's actually the first time I've had wine delivered to this address, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but the UPS time ...
by SeanHarding
March 23rd, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 233
Views: 14133

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Is it still work fine? I'm thinking about ordering one because I won't go to coffee shops in the near future. Yes, I’m still happy with it. The glass carafe is a lot better for me if I’m going to drink all the coffee relatively quickly. The thermal carafe is better for drinking over a long period o...
by SeanHarding
March 17th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22361

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Received my NYs today, will probably have them for dinner tomorrow.
by SeanHarding
March 13th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to move wine?
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Best way to move wine?

Yeah, I would definitely not let a moving company touch my wine. When I moved Seattle -> LA, I used Western Carriers. When I moved LA -> OC, I drove it myself. Now I am not completely moving, but working on getting a portion of my collection from OC to Nashville, and I’ve been shuttling it a case at...
by SeanHarding
March 1st, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3921

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 5:46 am
The only time I've given a gift of glasses knowing it was really for my own benefit was to my parents.
My parents got wine glasses for Christmas this year [highfive.gif]
by SeanHarding
February 22nd, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1712

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

I love my Le Cache, but it is correct that Krug bottles and similar will not fit in the slots.
by SeanHarding
February 19th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First time wine fridge buyer
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: First time wine fridge buyer

I will also Echo the recommendation to check out Costco online to see what is available. one of our wine group members just bought a wine cooler through Costco and saved a bunch. I JUST had one delivered from Costco yesterday and it was kind of a disaster. The dispatcher scheduling the delivery was...
by SeanHarding
February 14th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 306
Views: 22372

Re: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)

Is there some phpBB setting that logs me out every time I change IP addresses or something? Ever since this update, I get logged out ALL THE TIME and it usually seems to correlate with changing locations. Somehow none of the other sites I use do this, but WB does on both of my laptops, my phone, and...
by SeanHarding
February 12th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Le Cache - Looking for dealer recos, promos
Replies: 63
Views: 5254

Re: Le Cache - Looking for dealer recos, promos

I don't even have the built-in light plugged in. Because there's a plug for the light, you could easily plug in an RGB LED strip if you wanted. I briefly considered it, but never bothered.

Ours is directly on the [engineered] hardwood with nothing below. Wise? I dunno. But that's how it is...
by SeanHarding
February 12th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22361

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Another fun thing is that some companies will "verify your identity" via the phone number you're calling in from. So someone can call "from" your number (that doesn't even require simjacking), they can sometimes get access to all sorts of stuff.
by SeanHarding
February 12th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Le Cache - Looking for dealer recos, promos
Replies: 63
Views: 5254

Re: Le Cache - Looking for dealer recos, promos

All, can you share your experience with wood issues around the lock. I think Todd mentioned that he may have had humidity issues at first. The wood veneer chipped above and below the lock. No issues with my Contemporary 2400 that I've had for about 4.5 years. Looks as good as new. I believe Todd's ...
by SeanHarding
February 12th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22361

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Tell me more. How is this of any use unless the scammer hacks the passwords (either on the phone or somewhere else). Many, MANY companies have a "Forgot your password? Enter this code we texted to you" feature. So often with just access to the phone number, you can gain access to accounts you don't...
by SeanHarding
February 10th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22361

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

An annoyance because this was a fairly recently re-issued card and it's the one we use most, and for many recurring items, so I get to go through and re-enter all of those yet again... As an aside, this is why I have a dedicated card I use STRICTLY for recurring charges. Since I switched to that sy...
by SeanHarding
February 6th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rocks glasses
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: Rocks glasses

Thin and light I like for wine, I hate for whiskey and cocktails. I can't explain it, but that's how it is.
by SeanHarding
February 6th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rocks glasses
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: Rocks glasses

I like the Glencairn too; it just depends on my mood and what I'm drinking.
by SeanHarding
February 6th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rocks glasses
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: Rocks glasses

For the record, I ended up getting some of these, which are a little larger than the old set I have, but otherwise very similar and they have a good feel for my tastes.
by SeanHarding
February 5th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 21228

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

I didn't order (or wishlist) the Platt, so I think one of you people who got their wish granted owes me something neener
by SeanHarding
February 3rd, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who manufactures Wine Enthusiast wine coolers?
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Who manufactures Wine Enthusiast wine coolers?

How long until you get your cellar built? Unless it's a very long time, it seems like you would be better off just keeping the wine in boxes in the downstairs hall closet or something, or renting a locker at a storage place, rather than buying a wine cooler unit. Unless the unit is something that w...
by SeanHarding
February 3rd, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who manufactures Wine Enthusiast wine coolers?
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Who manufactures Wine Enthusiast wine coolers?

I'm looking for a temporary small wine cooler for my new house until I am able to get my cellar built. I have a Le Cache at the other house, and it's great, but overkill for my needs here. So I was perusing what Costco has, and a lot of them are "Wine Enthusiast" brand. But I have to imagine these a...
by SeanHarding
January 31st, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving across country this summer: how to ship wine?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357

Re: Moving across country this summer: how to ship wine?

I used Western Carriers when I moved my wine from WA to CA. They did a great job, but it was not cheap.
by SeanHarding
January 26th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rocks glasses
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: Rocks glasses

I use them for margaritas and the like, and sometimes I'll use them for whisky (neat or very rarely on the rocks) if I'm not in the mood for a Gelncairn glass.
by SeanHarding
January 26th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Wine Check
Replies: 31
Views: 1634

Re: The Wine Check

Actual weight at the airport ended up being about 6 pounds, so just a tad more than my scale at home said. No problem, and all bottles made it to their destination safely!
by SeanHarding
January 25th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rocks glasses
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Rocks glasses

What rocks glasses do you guys like? I have some Schott ones I like, but I’m stocking a new house and re-evaluating options (also it seems like the exact ones I have are now discontinued).
by SeanHarding
January 24th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Wine Check
Replies: 31
Views: 1634

Re: The Wine Check

I loaded it, found my home luggage scale, and it's reading 45 pounds. I'll have to wait for tomorrow AM to see what the airline's verdict is 😂
by SeanHarding
January 24th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Wine Check
Replies: 31
Views: 1634

Re: The Wine Check

Ok, thanks. I suppose I will err on the side of caution. I may have a luggage scale hiding in a drawer somewhere, but I don't have much faith in its accuracy (or, more precisely, in its agreement with the scales at the airport).
by SeanHarding
January 24th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Wine Check
Replies: 31
Views: 1634

Re: The Wine Check

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I'm using my Wine Check for the first time this weekend, and I'm wondering how careful I need to be about keeping it under the 50 pound weight limit. Folks who have used these a lot, will heavier bottles push it over the edge, or can I pack whatever bottles I want ...
by SeanHarding
January 15th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 70
Views: 4990

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

I have two ovens, one with a baking steel and one with a stone in it. Sometimes I will use both, to cook two pizzas in parallel. If I compare side-by-side, I can see minor differences, but at least for the stuff I bake, it doesn't seem noticeable when eating.
by SeanHarding
January 15th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4651

Re: Maybach Coming

I just bought a new house and am working on filling it with furniture, so this is definitely not an ideal time for these releases to be coming budget-wise...
by SeanHarding
January 14th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4651

Re: Maybach Coming

I will always buy Materium. The Amoenus and Eterium depend on my budget and mood each year...
by SeanHarding
January 14th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5243

Re: Aubert-Save the date

My minimum is apparently 9 this year. I swear in the past it's been 6. I did order, IIRC, 12 bottles last year. I'm not sure if the increased minimum is a "reward" for buying more last year, or an across the board thing, or what...
by SeanHarding
January 11th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer
Replies: 30
Views: 1993

Re: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer

Taxes aside, I don't think Fat Cork is trying to be a bargain basement retailer. If you already know what you want, and how to source it, there are almost surely cheaper places to buy. But when I've bought from them in the past, it's because they brought my attention to some things I hadn't tried be...
by SeanHarding
January 10th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer
Replies: 30
Views: 1993

Re: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer

I've never done the club (I have a personal policy against any wine clubs), but I have placed numerous orders from them and have always been happy. They have some interesting stuff, and my experience is that their customer service is great.
by SeanHarding
January 2nd, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 63
Views: 3609

Re: Cellar Tracker Barcodes

Mark Y wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 3:26 pm

Weird! i've never had a label fall off unless the bottle was wet when i put the label on.
Same. I've been doing barcode labels for around 8 years, and have never had one fall off that I can recall.
by SeanHarding
December 31st, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 2699

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

Paul Luckin wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 5:49 pm
And ketchup doesn’t belong on a sando either.
What about a meatloaf sandwich?
by SeanHarding
December 27th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye
Replies: 27
Views: 2425

Re: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye

If this is the type of holiday meals your family has, I am available for adoption.
by SeanHarding
December 8th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 211
Views: 14497

Re: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

FWIW, I have switched to the newer "external power" wirelesstag sensors for most of my locations I'm using them. It's nice to never have to worry about the battery on the ones that can be placed at an outlet, and the battery should last quite a bit longer on the battery-powered ones (but to be fair ...
by SeanHarding
December 1st, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1906

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

Similar to the others. Plastic crates, each with a number. The crates lock together well enough that I can slide entire stacks around to access the stuff in the back. Cellartracker "bin" corresponds to the crate number. Zero attempt to make any sort of logical organization or grouping, because that ...
by SeanHarding
November 27th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best new dishwasher for stemware
Replies: 51
Views: 4290

Re: Best new dishwasher for stemware

I am not at home so I can’t take pictures, but in our Miele, we mostly do glasses on the bottom rack. It has little “arms” that fold down from the sides and the stems fit between them, with the bowl resting on the “hump” in the bottom. The one exception is when I use the Gabriel Glasses, I like do t...
by SeanHarding
November 24th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best new dishwasher for stemware
Replies: 51
Views: 4290

Re: Best new dishwasher for stemware

Question - if you're hosting lots of people frequently, or you sell wine and folks are coming by to taste, I can understand it, but otherwise why put them in a dishwasher at all? I have broken glasses washing them by hand (not a lot, but more than zero); I have NEVER had one break in the dishwasher...
by SeanHarding
November 24th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best new dishwasher for stemware
Replies: 51
Views: 4290

Re: Best new dishwasher for stemware

I think the only way to completely avoid the residual water is to get one with a heated drying element. But our Miele does a pretty good job because it automatically pops the door open and runs the fan at the end of the cycle. It's the best I've seen of any dishwasher without the heating element, bu...
by SeanHarding
November 18th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1024
Views: 56879

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

What is it about breakfast that causes such horrible lines? I'm both allergic to lines, and I don't like breakfast very much, so it's an easy pass for me. But I've never understood why breakfast in particular is the meal that seems to always result in a line.
by SeanHarding
November 12th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Tasting with TNs
Replies: 45
Views: 2949

Re: Rhys Tasting with TNs

I thought this was a great tasting format. The one thing I learned, though (which should have been obvious, but....) is that I needed to be taking my own notes as I went. I thought I would remember which ones I voted for and what I thought of them (and I made no real attempt to remember the ones tha...
by SeanHarding
October 23rd, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 233
Views: 14133

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

I replaced the thermal carafe on my Bonavita with a glass one. The coffee obviously doesn't stay hot (nearly) as long, but it's a lot easier to pour from and clean, and I go through the coffee quickly, so it's an ok tradeoff for me.
by SeanHarding
October 18th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 233
Views: 14133

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Anyone have recommendations for a decent quality, but COMPACT, grinder? I'm outfitting a second place which has a small kitchen. At my main house I have a Baratza grinder I like, but it's big. I'd like to find something quite a bit smaller for the new place, but I don't want to go back to the dark a...
by SeanHarding
October 11th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 80
Views: 6971

Re: Aubert Spring Release

No, there is a release in July too.
by SeanHarding
October 7th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 3330

Re: Best Burger in Each State

When Umami first came out, and when it had maybe only 3 or so restaurants, I think they had some of the best, if not the best, burgers in town. I think their style just doesn't resonate with me. The first time I had an Umami Burger was at the Santa Monica location shortly after it opened, and even ...
by SeanHarding
October 6th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 3330

Re: Best Burger in Each State

I like Shake Shack, but I do feel that as they have grown and expanded, the consistency has dropped significantly. Or maybe I was just luckier in the early days.
by SeanHarding
October 3rd, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 3330

Re: Best Burger in Each State

I don't even want to admit how many times I've gone to Umami, each time thinking that finally it will live up to my expectations (maybe I ordered wrong, maybe they were having an off day, maybe I just wasn't in the right mood...) and ending up disappointed....

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