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by SeanHarding
June 7th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1451

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

I've never been to Las Ventanas, so I have no feedback there, but I have heard great things about it. Please report back!
by SeanHarding
June 5th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????
Replies: 73
Views: 4057

Re: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????

It’s funny, I’ve been going to Nashville for 11 years, and lived there for a while, but I’ve never been to Martin’s. In fact, I’m struggling to remember any true BBQ place I’ve been to there? I think we might have done Rippy’s on our very first trip... Am I going to get banned? Red Pony and Josephin...
by SeanHarding
June 5th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 29
Views: 1922

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

ericskitei wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 10:14 pm

Everything tastes better from large format!!! [head-bang.gif]
That's why I'm such a fan of Costco pizza!
by SeanHarding
June 4th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 817
Views: 37767

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I REALLY like Taco Maria, but at the same time, I have always thought it somewhat overrated, first by Jonathan Gold, and now by Michelin.
by SeanHarding
June 4th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday TNs: Cristal, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Sanford +
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Sunday TNs: Cristal, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Sanford +

We opened one of those Cristals this weekend too. It was a great way to make myself feel better about the awful weather!
by SeanHarding
May 31st, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Organization
Replies: 15
Views: 1215

Re: Wine Cellar Organization

Yes, the dimensions make a big difference. In that other thread you can see a photo of my locker. They fit four across and four high, with maybe 6 inches left over on the side and 8-10 inches on the top, so not complete maximization, but still pretty good. And I need some space on the top to be able...
by SeanHarding
May 30th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Organization
Replies: 15
Views: 1215

Re: Wine Cellar Organization

The Weinboxes continue to work well for me. I don’t keep any other types of boxes in my locker (of course, I’m not enough of a baller to be receiving stuff in OWCs). For my locker size, I’m able to almost max it out with Weinboxes. Within the boxes, I have no organization system. Bottles just go whe...
by SeanHarding
May 30th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)
Replies: 139
Views: 9086

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

I think that's a great time to visit and the city will be back up to speed with everyone back from their ridiculously long summer vacations (usually 3rd or 4th week of July through 3rd or 4th week of Aug). Weather is generally fine, so you're great there. Ah, that's great to hear! A friend told me ...
by SeanHarding
May 30th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)
Replies: 139
Views: 9086

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

We've decided to go to Paris the first week of September (1-8), which I realize isn't ideal, but we came to the conclusion that if we want to go at all within the next 1.5 years, that was close to the only time window (due to a variety of complications too boring to go into here). Beyond what's alre...
by SeanHarding
May 30th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 21
Views: 1229

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

They use this oven in the Bon Appetit pizza YouTube series. They don't specifically talk about/review the oven, but you can at least see it in action. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... mJQBVhNP0w
by SeanHarding
May 30th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 29
Views: 1922

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

I might bite if it had been 2 x 750 instead of a magnum, but just really do not like the one and done aspect, especially at the price point. Same. I don't buy magnums (I have literally never bought a magnum of anything the entire time I've been buying wine), so that right there kills it for me if t...
by SeanHarding
May 28th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1451

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

As to the Montage, I have had great experiences in Laguna and Deer Valley. And I'm all for the arms race of luxury Cabo hotels these days. Everyone wins--especially with a 2hr flight from Houston. FWIW, I've been to every currently open Montage except Palmetto Bluff (not counting the Pendry line). ...
by SeanHarding
May 28th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1451

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

We stayed at the Montage last time, and we liked it quite a bit. We are pretty devoted Montage fans, though (their general style fits with our preferences). The beach is nice, but I haven't stayed at Palmilla so I can't make a comparison (I've heard great things about it, though).
by SeanHarding
May 28th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1451

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

We generally just stay at the resort the whole time (so we pick resorts we're willing to do that at). I personally have not had a meal in town that I think is worth the hassle. A couple of years ago we did have a very nice meal at Toro , but we were staying at Esperanza so it was just a quick golf c...
by SeanHarding
May 25th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Envoyer Website is Up
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: New Envoyer Website is Up

Glen Gold wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 10:22 am
Huh. They no longer recognize my account, or my email. I'm gonna just figure it's a glitch and it'll resolve eventually...
Same. It claims there's no account under my email address.
by SeanHarding
May 19th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Has Anyone Tried "The Meater" (Remote Thermometer)
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Has Anyone Tried "The Meater" (Remote Thermometer)

Any more feedback on these, got an ad in my FB feed https://store.meater.com/ I got one not long ago. I like the concept, but mine is flaky enough that it is currently on its way back for warranty replacement. It kept refusing to connect or disconnecting, even when easily in range (a foot away for ...
by SeanHarding
May 3rd, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Aeris, Rivers-Marie, Gouges, Felsina, Corison and Cos d'Estournel
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: TNs: Aeris, Rivers-Marie, Gouges, Felsina, Corison and Cos d'Estournel

You're on a roll lately!

I only had one bottle of that 2001 Corison, and sadly I drank it several years ago. I don't have notes, but I recall thinking it was in a decent spot but still had life ahead of it. I kind of regret not hanging on longer.
by SeanHarding
April 25th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 cristal to break new grounds
Replies: 25
Views: 1736

Re: 2018 cristal to break new grounds

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by SeanHarding
April 23rd, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 cristal to break new grounds
Replies: 25
Views: 1736

Re: 2018 cristal to break new grounds

I had the 2009 last night and it was fantastic. I've decided to get my sorry ass over to Costco this weekend and get a handful of the 2008s. I was in the Irvine Costco last night and didn't see any. Is it confirmed that yours has it? If so I might swing by.... (I haven't really been following the C...
by SeanHarding
April 9th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine storage in the Nashville area?
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

Re: Wine storage in the Nashville area?

Any more info? Is that your company?
by SeanHarding
March 30th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Concierge package NFP?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Concierge package NFP?

I think most of the ones I get under "Concierge Package Service" are Rivers-Marie.
by SeanHarding
March 29th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news! I was wrong again
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Re: Good news! I was wrong again

I kinda stopped buying Andrew Will when I moved from WA to CA, and I've only recently realized what a mistake that was...
by SeanHarding
February 26th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shifting My Cellar
Replies: 41
Views: 2675

Re: Shifting My Cellar

Frank, what is your general strategy on Champagne drinking windows? Are you buying stuff that you plan to age for years, or is it near-term consumption? I’ve bought some stuff from Envoyer (I blame you for it all 😂 ), but it never seems to last long enough in the cellar to get any age on it.
by SeanHarding
February 22nd, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 104
Views: 4424

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

This was a really great event, as it always is. Somehow it felt less crowded than prior years, even though I think it was roughly the same number of people as last year? I once again kept my streak of bidding on several auction lots (including one just a minute or two before the auctions closed this...
by SeanHarding
February 22nd, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar moving company recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: Cellar moving company recommendations

Several years ago when I moved from Seattle to Southern California, I used Western Carriers. They did a great job, but they were not cheap at all, and I'm not sure it would be cost-effective for that small of a collection. If I were you, I would at least talk to them, though. No idea if they'd move ...
by SeanHarding
February 14th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker for newbies
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Cellartracker for newbies

If you listen very carefully, you can hear my name in the credits of this episode. https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/7 ... -the-drill
by SeanHarding
January 26th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BIG BASIN VINEYARDS BD10 Deal!
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: BIG BASIN VINEYARDS BD10 Deal!

Bryan Price wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Email sent! Can't wait to try Big Basin for the first time.
Which ones did you order, Bryan? I grabbed some of the chard, and I also have a 2005 Rattlesnake Rock syrah in the cellar, so maybe we should do a Big Basin-focused Coto tasting group some time ;)
by SeanHarding
January 26th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED through Wednesday 1/30 --> L'Ecole No 41 of Walla Walla - Our first ever BD! #BD10
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: L'Ecole No 41 of Walla Walla WA - Our first ever BD! #BD10

Ooo, I'm excited for this one! I "discovered" wine while living in the Seattle area, so my cellar is heavy with Washington State bottles. But somehow I've never really explored L’Ecole N° 41, so this looks like a great opportunity to check it out. Can't wait to purchase tomorrow!
by SeanHarding
January 22nd, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5290

Re: Maybach on Deck

Ordered! Mostly Materium, with a bit of Amoenus and Eterium. I too love the 375s, but I only grabbed two because the sticker shock was already severe.
by SeanHarding
January 15th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5290

Re: Maybach on Deck

ericskitei wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 8:47 pm
We still need to do a Coto tasting!!
Absolutely! I’m up for it any time 🙂
by SeanHarding
January 15th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5290

Re: Maybach on Deck

Aubert and Maybach are the two most expenive single wine orders I make each year, and having them within the same month is definitely painful. I've cut back on a lot of stuff, but those two remain. (And Rivers-Marie, but those are such a comparative bargain that it feels like they barely count.)
by SeanHarding
January 15th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 74
Views: 4984

Re: Aubert Spring Release

Ordered (I had a 6 min, but ordered more than that).
by SeanHarding
January 14th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5290

Re: Maybach on Deck

I'm definitely in. Always excited for this one. And the first time in a few years that the release didn't fall on a day I was traveling 😁
by SeanHarding
December 22nd, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off The Vine in South OC
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Off The Vine in South OC

Sorry I missed that! I got the invite, but had other plans. I'm glad to hear it went well. I talked to Dan today and it sounds like they're going to be trying to do more things like this in the future, so I hope I can join next time.
by SeanHarding
December 22nd, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn Previous Buyers
Replies: 38
Views: 3075

Re: Becklyn Previous Buyers

I got mine as well.
by SeanHarding
December 21st, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??
Replies: 59
Views: 3758

Re: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??

There have been many that I've bought a few times and then stopped, but the most notable one that's really dropped off is probably Quilceda Creek. When I first got into wine, they were the hot thing in WA state, and I was so excited to get on the list, go to the release parties, etc. I'm not sure I ...
by SeanHarding
December 20th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 74963

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I assume all of the stuff they have in-stock are things that were at least offered on the mailing list at one point?
by SeanHarding
December 17th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 1382

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

I'm happy with my Le Cache. But yeah, I have both. One nice bonus of offsite storage is that they receive my shipments for me, so I don't have to worry about being around to sign. I think I will do both. Any version of Le Cache that you would recommend? Sorry the delayed response, but I have a Le C...
by SeanHarding
December 16th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 1382

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

I'm happy with my Le Cache. But yeah, I have both. One nice bonus of offsite storage is that they receive my shipments for me, so I don't have to worry about being around to sign.
by SeanHarding
December 2nd, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 5135

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

Andrew Christiansen wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 3:11 pm
Actually, LaPata was built to allow Baja Ladera, aka as your neighborhood of Talega, easy access for to mainland Ladera Ranch, no?
This is my favorite post ever on WB.
by SeanHarding
November 29th, 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed
Replies: 60
Views: 2183

Re: "Babykilling" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

I have vintages going back to 2007 and I think I've only ever opened one. I have 4 bottles of the 2013, so maybe I should pop one soon...
by SeanHarding
November 19th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Universal Wine Glass
Replies: 108
Views: 7277

Re: Best Value Universal Wine Glass

I'm amazed how many of you use the dishwasher for your nice glasses. Of course, we have very hard water in Indiana so my glasses would get stained/cloudy (like my non-wine glasses do) if I put them in the dishwasher repeatedly. Regardless, I've been using Gabriel Glass, both gold and standard for f...
by SeanHarding
October 23rd, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker -- Inventory Management Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 1228

Re: CellarTracker -- Inventory Management Recommendations

FWIW, the reason barcodes are important to me is that I do want to keep track of where things are in my cellar (which crate in my offsite, and which slot in my wine coolers). Prior to using barcodes, I frequently would have problems where I'd have multiple bottles of something in different locations...
by SeanHarding
October 13th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle chillers
Replies: 41
Views: 1474

Re: Bottle chillers

https://www.rosinpower.com/thermo-scientific-glacier-series-g50-pc200-50c-ultra-low-refrigerated-circulator.html Now this is what you need. Don’t mess around with wet paper towels when you can chill with scientific precision. [training.gif] It's very convenient that they let you schedule weekly ord...
by SeanHarding
October 9th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caterwaul, new project from Rivers Marie with Regusci Vineyard fruit
Replies: 69
Views: 6981

Re: Caterwaul, new project from Rivers Marie with Regusci Vineyard fruit

I didn't manage to get to my offsite to grab a bottle to try, but at $150 for a 3-pack I'm willing to risk it.
by SeanHarding
October 8th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 273
Views: 10567

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

I cleared cache and all cookies on my computers, and it still logs me out every once in a while. Not every time, though. It's a little bit annoying, but I can live with it.
by SeanHarding
October 4th, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caterwaul, new project from Rivers Marie with Regusci Vineyard fruit
Replies: 69
Views: 6981

Re: Caterwaul, new project from Rivers Marie with Regusci Vineyard fruit

I bought a three pack last year but haven't opened any yet. I guess maybe I should try one this week to see if I want to order again. Sean let us know what you think when you pop one open please! Better yet, drop by and I'll help! Ok, I’ll let you know! I realized today that it’s all at the offsite...
by SeanHarding
October 3rd, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caterwaul, new project from Rivers Marie with Regusci Vineyard fruit
Replies: 69
Views: 6981

Re: Caterwaul, new project from Rivers Marie with Regusci Vineyard fruit

I bought a three pack last year but haven't opened any yet. I guess maybe I should try one this week to see if I want to order again.

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