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by Jim Burk
December 4th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC
Replies: 105
Views: 5789

Re: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC

Hi Frank, I missed the initial date, but really want to make it! Can I get on the wait list? The registration link seemed to accept my payment, but who knows? I don't have your # or E-mail address. Any chance of sending one or both to Jim@JBurk.net.

Jim
by Jim Burk
November 21st, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 6973

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

Check went out yesterday for myself + 1. Will be there with camera.....
by Jim Burk
March 14th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8509
Views: 1246550

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I have a couple of cases from that list, but all were purchased directly from the wineries. I feel safe.
by Jim Burk
February 18th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 5396

Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

I put some shots up on my Facebook page.

Another Fantastic Event!

Thanks Frank and Jill.
by Jim Burk
January 10th, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1550
Views: 108424

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

I am into the '13 Zins. '09 for the Syrahs. All great stuff!
by Jim Burk
August 12th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the big appeal of Zinfandel?
Replies: 173
Views: 7958

What's the big appeal of Zinfandel?

The vast majority of my Zins are from Bedrock, Carlisle, Ridge, Rockpile (Mauritson) and Turley. Drinking mainly the '13s now.
by Jim Burk
June 26th, 2017, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice for someone just starting out
Replies: 117
Views: 5138

Advice for someone just starting out

When the OC Fair starts, stop by the wine courtyard and check out the tasting side. NOT the by the glass side! The list of wines to taste changes constantly. Try the wines you have never heard of, as well as the ones you know about. It is 2 tastes for $3, so it is one of the cheapest things in the F...
by Jim Burk
March 11th, 2017, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking nice wines in large groups
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Drinking nice wines in large groups

With groups of about 20, a wine-focused tasting can be quite enjoyable. We have "Mini-Tastings" of this number with some whites as appetizers, then on to 6 flights of 2, all bagged and discussed. Since the focus is wine, with good food as a compliment, it is always a treat.
by Jim Burk
December 18th, 2016, 8:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Sandwich? - With Poll
Replies: 116
Views: 4105

Best Sandwich? - With Poll

Hot Pastrami with mustard and pickles, on a toasted French roll.
by Jim Burk
February 21st, 2016, 4:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2016, Our 10th Anniversary, 2/20/2016--FINAL DETAILS in Post #205
Replies: 229
Views: 11508

Falltacular 2016, Our 10th Anniversary, 2/20/2016--FINAL DETAILS in Post #205

Fantastic event, as usual! Much thanks Frank and Jill.

I have posted the photos on JimBurkPhotography.com, but this is temporary until JBurk.net gets a much needed update in April. For some of the earlier years visit JBurk.net/Wines,
by Jim Burk
February 3rd, 2016, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At what age will/did you stop buying new release wines?
Replies: 109
Views: 4142

At what age will/did you stop buying new release wines?

At 71 I feel that the answer should be one aging time before I die. Since aging times vary, and I don't know when I will cast off this mortal coil, the answer has to be never.
by Jim Burk
January 21st, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle release this Tuesday
Replies: 77
Views: 6234

Carlisle release this Tuesday

Got my order in, plus 6 on the dream list, to bring it to an even 4 cases. Sure wish I could get to the release party, but will send my sister over for the pickup since she lives in Windsor. Probably cut the Turley down to a very small order.
by Jim Burk
January 21st, 2016, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12971
Views: 631645

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Lots of Carlisle, and a small amount of Talty.
by Jim Burk
January 14th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2016, Our 10th Anniversary, 2/20/2016--FINAL DETAILS in Post #205
Replies: 229
Views: 11508

Falltacular 2016, Our 10th Anniversary, 2/20/2016--MAIL YOUR CHECKS!! (see Post 43).

Check finally in the mail, and a room reserved so I will be able to make the after party for the first time.

Counting down the days.
by Jim Burk
December 1st, 2015, 11:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2016, Our 10th Anniversary, 2/20/2016--FINAL DETAILS in Post #205
Replies: 229
Views: 11508

Falltacular 2016, Our 10th Anniversary--2/20/2016

This year I have to get back to Falltacular! Barring a catastrophe of astronomical proportion I am attending!
by Jim Burk
November 3rd, 2015, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing other things in wine cellar
Replies: 48
Views: 2529

Storing other things in wine cellar

I keep all my unexposed film in the cabinet. 35 and 120 rolls, and 4x5 boxes.
by Jim Burk
October 7th, 2015, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Opus One (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 773

TN: 2011 Opus One (USA, California, Napa Valley)

It is a wonderful $25 bottle of wine. Unfortunately it costs a little more!
by Jim Burk
September 20th, 2015, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your current per btl limit on wine spend?
Replies: 32
Views: 2304

What is your current per btl limit on wine spend?

I picked a "Current" limit of $60. One reason for this is that I have a good number of bottles WELL above this price point. At the age of 71 I would like to reduce the number of very high priced bottles, while keeping current buys, and wines that I drink often, under at most $60. At least for a while!
by Jim Burk
January 30th, 2015, 10:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2015--Sat, 2/21 @ My OC Pad...FINAL DETAILS POSTED (Page 7)
Replies: 268
Views: 13783

Falltacular 2015--Sat, 2/21 @ My OC Pad...Let's Ramp Up Donations, Mail Your Checks Please!

Hi Frank, As I was writing the check, I checked my planner and found that I have a previously scheduled event for the same date. BUMMER!

Hopefully next year.
by Jim Burk
January 27th, 2015, 10:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2015--Sat, 2/21 @ My OC Pad...FINAL DETAILS POSTED (Page 7)
Replies: 268
Views: 13783

Falltacular 2015--Sat, 2/21 @ My OC Pad...Let's Ramp Up Donations, Mail Your Checks Please!

Franky !!!

I will be sending in a check, and warming up the camera!

Jim Burk
by Jim Burk
January 16th, 2015, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting thoughts about lack of corked Carlisle bottles
Replies: 69
Views: 3430

Interesting thoughts about lack of corked Carlisle bottles

I have also had over 400 of Mike's bottlings, and I can recall only 1 corked. Carlisle is the #1 producer in my consumed listing on Cellar Tracker, and I have had a few corked bottles in the rest.
by Jim Burk
August 13th, 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: checking a box of wine with Southwest (worst)
Replies: 26
Views: 1621

checking a box of wine with Southwest (worst)

I take six bottles to Sitka every year on Alaska Airlines. Packed in styrofoam shippers. Never had any hassles or problems.
by Jim Burk
May 21st, 2014, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT handles
Replies: 429
Views: 20659

CT handles

NE14ZIN - Anyone For Zin?
by Jim Burk
April 14th, 2014, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 440
Views: 107045

Planning your visit to Sonoma? This might help.

On Dry Creek Road you have to add Mauritson. Great Zins. They own a large part of the Rockpile so have some great Zin, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Petite etc from there.

Also Talty is now open every Friday Saturday and Sunday.
by Jim Burk
April 11th, 2014, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best zin producer
Replies: 112
Views: 3040

Best zin producer

My top producers are:

Carlisle, Seghesio, Mauritson, Ridge and Outpost.

Next layer down are ones such as:

Talty, Biale, Turley, Wine Guerrilla and Storybook.

There are just so many good producers, and most seem to rise and fall in quality with the vintage.
by Jim Burk
July 1st, 2013, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle...now live!
Replies: 119
Views: 8279

Carlisle...now live!

Maxed out my order! Poor credit card.......
by Jim Burk
March 30th, 2013, 7:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: food photos, post yours here!
Replies: 1128
Views: 55522

food photos, post yours here!

For the class that I am taking in Culinary Arts, we have a project which requires preparing a selected sauce five times. I selected Hollandaise. This is a shot of my fourth time at preparation.

Image
by Jim Burk
March 18th, 2013, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8509
Views: 1246550

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN SPECTRUM / VANQUISH WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I have asked many fairly serious wine drinkers what they think about this story, and am amazed at how few have any idea that it is going on! So I am not too surprised that the auctions just keep rolling along.
by Jim Burk
July 18th, 2012, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release
Replies: 79
Views: 5362

Carlisle Release

Just sent in my order for the latest Carlisle release!

Any others?
by Jim Burk
March 20th, 2012, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Russian River Barrel tasting weekends
Replies: 21
Views: 1075

Re: Russian River Barrel tasting weekends

I was waiting outside of one of the more popular wineries with the bus crowd. I overheard one rather tipsy young man tell his buddy to "Hurry Up and get on the bus so we can slam a few beers before the next winery". This is what the event has transformed into over the past 20 years that I have been ...
by Jim Burk
January 31st, 2012, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley allocations still meager
Replies: 31
Views: 1484

Re: Turley allocations still meager

My allocation had grown, then when I passed on a few bottles it went down. I am still passing on a number of items, but my allocation is back up to 30 bottles. I am planning on buying 24. I have a few cases pin offsite storage since I have no more room for BBBs in my cabinets. (BBB = Big Bottom Bott...
by Jim Burk
January 19th, 2012, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--FALLTACULAR 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3524

Re: TNs--FALLTACULAR 2012

by Jim Burk
December 15th, 2011, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quilceda Creek 2009 offer
Replies: 62
Views: 3140

Re: Quilceda Creek 2009 offer

I got the letter, and immediately put it in the recycle bin. No QC purchase for me at that price!
by Jim Burk
December 6th, 2011, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do to limit your wine purchases?
Replies: 75
Views: 2116

Re: What do you do to limit your wine purchases?

I noticed a package from UPS in the entry hall last week. As I was checking it out, my three year old grandson told me "It's not for you, Pa. It's not wine!".
by Jim Burk
October 31st, 2011, 8:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2012--1/14/2012 @ My Place--MAIL YOUR CHECKS!
Replies: 197
Views: 6873

Re: Falltacular 2012--Saturday, January 14th, 2012 @ My Place

Counting down to this event! Will bring the camera for another set of pictures!
by Jim Burk
October 31st, 2011, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine to have with Halloween?
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: What wine to have with Halloween?

Rockpile Cemetery Vineyard Zinfandel from Mauritson
by Jim Burk
October 18th, 2011, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Karl Lawrence Reserve Offer
Replies: 15
Views: 1139

Re: Karl Lawrence Reserve Offer

Picked up on the four bottle offering. Love this stuff!
by Jim Burk
May 17th, 2011, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Everybody Drinking Tonight (5/17)?
Replies: 62
Views: 1244

Re: What's Everybody Drinking Tonight (5/17)?

Sitting in a Residence Inn in San Diego. Watching the Dallas vs Oklahoma City game and drinking a 2007 Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel.
by Jim Burk
May 8th, 2011, 12:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: May 7. Cellar party at Leslie's
Replies: 40
Views: 2695

Re: May 7. Cellar party at Leslie's

Leslie, Fantastic event! That cellar looks great. Now you just have to fill it up!

The food and wines were spectacular, as was the company.
by Jim Burk
May 6th, 2011, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And so it Continues. Cellar Construction.
Replies: 393
Views: 25051

Re: And so it begins! Cellar Construction.

Looking Great! A TV show is someone turning wine bottles and staring curiously up at the racks may not become a hit though.

Back to the video feed to see how the plot development progresses.........
by Jim Burk
April 22nd, 2011, 9:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: May 7. Cellar party at Leslie's
Replies: 40
Views: 2695

Re: May 7. Cellar party at Leslie's

I would really like to attend this event if there is room! I have a few bottles that are starting to get into their zones.
by Jim Burk
April 22nd, 2011, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And so it Continues. Cellar Construction.
Replies: 393
Views: 25051

Re: And so it begins! Cellar Construction.

I have been following your construction work avidly. For a while I was thinking it might not be worth all the effort, but it is looking better and better! If I ever have any spare space I might put one in, right after the darkroom!
by Jim Burk
April 6th, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And so it Continues. Cellar Construction.
Replies: 393
Views: 25051

Re: And so it begins! Cellar Construction.

Looks like a great cellar! Am I ever jealous.... I only have room for 900 bottles at home, in cabinets. Good luck with the rest of the construction. It sounds like there may be more than just a few problems cropping up!
by Jim Burk
February 27th, 2011, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Russian River barrel tasting....anyone going?
Replies: 24
Views: 1392

Re: Russian River barrel tasting....anyone going?

I will be there all three days. I am going up a day early to shoot vines and vineyards. Love those bare, old, head pruned zin vines. Friday I will be doing Dry Creek, Saturday I will be in Alexander Valley and Sunday in RRV. Then Monday will be another photo day. I will be shooting mainly B&W with m...
by Jim Burk
February 15th, 2011, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageing Turley Zins?
Replies: 34
Views: 1875

Re: Ageing Turley Zins?

In general I am drinking '07 Zins right now. Very few are being saved for later, and a few younger ones are being sampled for buying purposes. They are drinking very well! I have larger amounts of Carlisle, Seghesio, Turley and Mauritson, with smaller amounts of many others.
by Jim Burk
January 23rd, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2011--Saturday, 1/22/2011 @ Noon: FINAL DETAILS POSTED
Replies: 254
Views: 11862

Re: Falltacular 2011--Saturday, 1/22/2011 @ Noon: FINAL DETAILS POSTED

Thank you Frank and Jill for another Fantastic Falltacular! Great Hosts, Wine and Company!

Photos are now available:

http://www.jburk.net/Wine/Falltacular_11/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Jim Burk
January 23rd, 2011, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2011, It's a Wrap
Replies: 23
Views: 1756

Re: Falltacular 2011, It's a Wrap

Thanks to Frank and Jill for another great Falltacular!

Pictures available at:

http://www.jburk.net/Wine/Falltacular_11/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Jim Burk
December 24th, 2010, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what's popping for Christmas?
Replies: 64
Views: 2225

Re: what's popping for Christmas?

My daughter, Son-in-law and I are going to a tamale feast / wine fest at a friend's house. All attendees are wineaux, bringing cellar selections. I am taking a 2002 Karl Lawrence Beckstoffer To Kalon Cab, along with a 2005 Carlisle Two Acres.
by Jim Burk
September 7th, 2010, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel - Which Sonoma producers should I look for to visit and buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 1413

Re: Zinfandel - Which Sonoma producers should I look for to visit and buy?

Not too sure what the board policy is on "Self-Advertising", but you can check my web site at:

http://www.NE14Zin.com/

I have pages of Somoma Zin producers with some comments on what type of Zin each produces.

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