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by Tom G l a s g o w
October 15th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11705

Re: Ravenswood library offer

This is what I got Once and Future Wine 2 Ravenswood 1995 Gregory Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot $45.00 each 2 Ravenswood 1994 Los Chamizal Vineyard Merlot 100% Merlot $35.00 each 2 Ravenswood 1994 Sonoma County Petite Sirah $25.00 each 4 Ravenswood 1994 Icon 100% Syr...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 15th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11705

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Holy cow! Not sure what I actually purchased, but fun selections! It seemed that things in my cart would get sold out as I was shopping. At the end, I just hit the 'purchase' button and we'll see what went through! 14 bottles of mostly twosomes, $34 average cost. I wish.listed 2 bottles I don’t exp...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 12th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2450

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

How long to decant a cracked bottle of the Esola Zin that arrived today? It’s leaked a tablespoon or two. If it has leaked, definitely notify the winery. Could be a sign of a bad cork, or even more ominously, could be a sign that the shipment was subjected to high temperatures. It’s not a bad cork ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 12th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2450

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

What about the whites in the recent release, wait on all those?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 12th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2450

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

How long to decant a cracked bottle of the Esola Zin that arrived today? It’s leaked a tablespoon or two.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 10th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2194

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

Nor will we. But they're really perfect. Just so luxurious. Anyone will tell you. They're really fantastic, the very best wines. Try one. So perfect. I opened one and it's just perfect. Each time its perfect. Now I'll tell you, they're really something. Everyone knows it. WORTH EVERY $500 BILL!!! E...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 10th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1708

Re: T we N: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

c fu wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Zachary Ross wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 1:54 pm
I bought my one bottle of '06 Gonon VV off the shelf at Chambers in May 2011 ($52) and drank it soon thereafter with Salil and Tooch. It was amazing.
128 for the 10 VV and split the cost with Another guy at dinner.

*shrug*
Crazy to pass that up, right Nathan?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 10th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1394

Re: Newark Airport

Philly is a very good airport, by US standards. Some of the gate areas are still old fashioned and crowded, but you can eat reasonably well, have a decent drink, and there's a Centurion Lounge. Lines are rarely long. Except at peak traffic times, I can be from my door to the gate in under 45 minute...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 9th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 52
Views: 3748

Re: Winebid revised..... REVISED

Please accept our apology for how the message was conveyed last week about your shipping rates. We could have done a much better job of communicating that the change would be happening, and when, and let our customers plan on the change before it happened. This was just a pure mistake on our part. ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 9th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1394

Re: Newark Airport

Totally agree with Chris here, I fly through both relatively frequently and have never had a good experience in Newark nor have I noticed any edible food. The new foodcourt at LGA by comparison is the French Laundry or some such. In fact, flying to Philly next month and driving into NJ, just so I d...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 8th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting heat damage data point
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Interesting heat damage data point

C Chen wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 1:27 pm
I figured it’d be toast but put it in the fridge and served it later that day at ~45F and it tasted like any of the other bottles of it that I’ve had.
Maybe your palate is toast neener
Who serves wine at 45F?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 7th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 67
Views: 4884

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

DavidFrankil wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 10:31 am
I'm getting a $138 shipping quote - is there a special code to use to get the $20 a case flat rate?
Double check my order has a $138 shipping charge showing but I only paid $20 a case.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 6th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1727

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

You know, eggs, milk, ice cream, produce, meat gets shipped all over the place with no concerns about outside temps or the season. Why can't wine be treated as well as milk? That’s exactly the answer; those and dozens of other temperature sensitive but often much less expensive commodities get ship...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 6th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle
Replies: 29
Views: 1683

Re: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle

Reading the story it seems that the low prices have very little to do with a slowing economy and everything to do with a bumper crop. Same thing happens with corn, wheat and cotton from time to time. As for slowing growth in wine sales (there is no drop), that may be due to the annual price increas...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: ORECCHIETTE with GORGONZOLA and CAULIFLOWER
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: ORECCHIETTE with GORGONZOLA and CAULIFLOWER

This just sounds so wrong, but I have the soapy reaction to most blue cheeses.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17947

Re: I'm done*

Howard Cooper wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 7:13 pm


Why would you name an assisted living facility "wake?" I mean, it is slightly better than "burial" but not much
Right, name it Sunrise.
Today, would they change the name to Woke?
Not for you’re generation, you hipster. But ask the Hovnaians.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2504

Re: Mountain Lions

They [mountain lions] are closely related to house cats- the largest in the genus Felix in the world so are not truly lions. [. . .] Cougars/mountain lions are not particularly closely related to the domestic cat. Once upon a time, all cats big and small, were lumped together in the genus Feli s . ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17947

Re: I'm done*

LOL, they even have a wine picture right up front: https://www.wakerobin.com/community-life/dining/w_robin_5337/ * Possibly not the wine you ordered Why would you name an assisted living facility "wake?" I mean, it is slightly better than "burial" but not much Right, name it Sunrise. Then again, th...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17947

Re: I'm done*

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Craig G wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 5:04 pm
LOL, they even have a wine picture right up front:

https://www.wakerobin.com/community-lif ... obin_5337/


* Possibly not the wine you ordered
Why would you name an assisted living facility "wake?" I mean, it is slightly better than "burial" but not much
Right, name it Sunrise.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1727

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

People don't think of wine as perishable. Because individual customers don't order a half gallon of milk from five states away. And, milk has a sell-by date on it. If it sits in a warm place and gets nice and toasty, that compromises the sell-by date. But I think Ponsot has something that he puts o...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?
Replies: 61
Views: 3609

Re: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?

I don't anything about Crazyfornia "law" [or if it's largely lawless out there in Crazyfornia nowadays], but I am aware of legalistic situations around here which could make it rather difficult to seize the entire winery [particularly if the winery were worth many orders of magnitude more than the ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1727

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

RickieM wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 11:31 am
This seems to be helpful. You can enlarge the map to show your area (or scroll using the mouse pointer) and select to show maximum temperature.

https://digital.weather.gov/
That’s good, thank you.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1727

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

Here is a map: http://www-archive.shipcompliant.com/resources/tools/temp-map/ That is very interesting. What is the story with this? Is this a sample for a service that wineries pay and sign up for? I think wineries can use the maps or download a zip file. I've used the maps but the high limit is o...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 82
Views: 3300

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

I wasn't gonna get in to this, but I've had some wine, so...: [wink.gif] What is far-fetched is to call this a dry wine. 9g is what, the highest level allowed before it needs to drop the Trocken classification? I'm unsure of what part of "dry" you defenders are not understanding properly? I'm not a...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 4th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 50
Views: 2251

Re: Impossible burgers

Sad really, you fell for a whopper?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 4th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 82
Views: 3300

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Did you every consider maybe you’re a freak unsuited to Riesling, maybe part of a majority?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 4th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19469

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 6:07 pm
FWIW, Boeing is only about 25% military revenue.
Sly, no?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 4th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19469

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Eric Ifune wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 4:57 am
Since I currently only buy Portuguese wines, I have no problem. Perhaps you all should too. As good as anything in France for a third the price even without tariffs. :)
Name specific wines with vintages.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 4th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 67
Views: 4884

Re: Yup...

TomHill wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Case for me as well. X-Block Syrahs & Semillons for Susan.
Tom
Sure Tom, sure
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 4th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 555

Re: Orlando

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Guess where the world's largest McDonald's is?

Image

RT
Look at all the Range Rovers.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19469

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Boeing derives a large percentage of its income from military work for the U.S. Europe complains that inflated Defense Department contracts with Boeing amount to a hidden subsidy . Supposedly and hopefully neutral bureaucrats trained in economics and statistics adjudicate these claims. Which can be...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19469

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Unless a particular merchant is tied to a specific delivery date in the next few months, I assume that they will just delay import of wines purchased on futures to the US and leave their wines in European storage until early next year when the Boeing ruling is delivered. I don't think anyone expect...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19469

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Robert M yers wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 5:28 am
So Airbus/Europe cheat Boeing and the legal process results in how much money to my pocketbook? [head-bang.gif]
The other shoe, the EU challenging subsidies to Boeing and Lockheed, will be decided later. The EU may not prevail. This is a dispute that should have been settled and hopefully will.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19469

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Re futures, isn’t the whole point of futures contracts to insure you against unexpected changes in price? Seems pretty useless if the merchant then refuses to absorb them Price changes in the market are what you’re buying protection from, not regulatory changes. Read the terms of your contract. Als...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19469

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Please correct me if I'm wrong about this; it's entirely possible. Looking at the latest Harmonized US Tariff Schedule, Heading/Subheading 2204.21.50 puts a tariff of 6.3 cents/litre on "other" (not sparkling, not tokay, not marsala, etc.) wines in containers smaller than 2 litres and valued over $...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

I was offered this but think I missed out. I think I thought it was included in the mixed case and neglected to order the separate allocation. Stuff happens on vacation.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19469

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

But Airbus has been directly subsidized for many years. I always wondered why the US just ignored that. And China is and has done the same - directly pump state money into enterprises so that they could compete with other countries. More importantly though, tariffs have never been shown to work wel...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19469

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

But Airbus has been directly subsidized for many years. I always wondered why the US just ignored that. And China is and has done the same - directly pump state money into enterprises so that they could compete with other countries. More importantly though, tariffs have never been shown to work wel...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 30th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 555

Re: Orlando

Joe Chanley wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 6:26 pm
So any restaurants recommendations Alfert? I’m there for a few conferences in the next 6 months. Thanks.
That’s what the thread was supposed to be about.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 27th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6295

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

This thread has gone so wrong regarding R.E.Lee It's just so easy to judge the past when you're not living it. I find based on past experience that most people that "judge" the behavior of the past don't really know much of the actual history of the time... Two sides were presented, do you have a t...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 24th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: SIM cards for Spain, France and Italy
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: SIM cards for Spain, France and Italy

I was at the AT&T store yesterday and I asked about the dual SIM phones. He cautioned me that if I have the Spanish SIM card in along w the US SIM that the US will be still looking for service. How do you work around that? This article maybe some help. I think you need to get your phone unlocked. h...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 22nd, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Fall Horror Story: Carbonation in.....Zinfandel?!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1287

Re: A Fall Horror Story: Carbonation in.....Zinfandel?!!!!

Light carbonation maybe unusual for a zin, but it’s not unheard of for reds. The usual solution is to put your thumb over the neck and give it a bit of a shake.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 22nd, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Fall Horror Story: Carbonation in.....Zinfandel?!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1287

Re: A Fall Horror Story: Carbonation in.....Zinfandel?!!!!

My wife and I enjoyed a recent trip to Paso Robles to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. We bought wine from nearly every winery, but after popping one of the bottles of Zinfandel we noticed bubbles as if there was carbonation in the wine. Is this possible from a red wine that isn't Stella Ros...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 21st, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2482

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Well I hope i like them better than some of the people posting because i think i got quite a few. I bid on a few through von bodem and i have a friend who was there bidding. I think i got some of haag’s kabinett and spatlese, schaefer’s and prum’s spatlese, clemens-busch kabinett and gka, grunhaus ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 21st, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines
Replies: 55
Views: 4359

Re: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines

This is good news, just think of your wife’s new found respect for your palate. Maybe.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 21st, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1821

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

For those with experience, if you were heading to Cape May from DC, would you take the ferry? Google maps doesn't even suggest it as an option (95>Wilmington DE> south) Sure but book ahead as it's popular. On the Rocks at the Lewes terminal is a fun place to hang before the ferry. EDIT: The most di...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 20th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 248
Views: 18142

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

I should have read through the post when I broke last week. I was just thinking about it today. I threw it away. Uh, I don’t think you need to send back. Just order a replacement and put the code Chris mentioned in. I’ve done it. Think about ordering another type of glass to try out (full price tho...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 20th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 248
Views: 18142

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Michael Fess wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Ugh...count me in on breaking one of my 2 Cru glasses. Hopefully another Berserker Day sale on these next year.
You’re supposed to send back for a $10 replacement, Berserkers guarantee.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 20th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Pitsburgh PA
Replies: 40
Views: 5044

Re: Pitsburgh PA

South side has Stagioni and Dish Osteria. Both more casual, non-red gravy places. Stagioni does corkage, don’t know about Dish Osteria.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 20th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Eric Texier Côtes du Rhône Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban Vieille Serine Domaine de Pergaud
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: TN: 2010 Eric Texier Côtes du Rhône Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban Vieille Serine Domaine de Pergaud

Is he still making it? I have casually watched for 2015 and 2016 but no luck so far, the St.-Julien en St.-Alban (not vieille serine Domain Pergaud) shows up on WS. Chambers seems no longer to be carrying many or any of his wines. Weird, since they were a big supporter of his. I think the Texier se...

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