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by Matt Latuchie
December 4th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: CES - 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 72

CES - 2020

Anyone coming to town for CES?
by Matt Latuchie
November 29th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7512

Re: Black Friday Deals

HDH has 15% off store wide.
by Matt Latuchie
November 24th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5864

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Dinner with my wife’s Mormon family...so, my guess is that they’ll have some terrible sparkling cider. 🤷‍♂️
by Matt Latuchie
November 21st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 155
Views: 11143

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

The Murrieta Ygay Gran Reserva 2009 is already on sale for $109 - buy 3 bottles, and the bottle cost comes down to $82.64. Not bad.
by Matt Latuchie
November 12th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 201
Views: 21359

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Remember, they're giving "tickets" based on points, not spend. They're running a promo right now on Riedel glassware (among others) that awards 10 points per dollar spent (in addition to standard GR bonuses) - while these types of promotions may not give the low GR spending member an edge over the ...
by Matt Latuchie
November 12th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 201
Views: 21359

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Remember, they're giving "tickets" based on points, not spend. They're running a promo right now on Riedel glassware (among others) that awards 10 points per dollar spent (in addition to standard GR bonuses) - while these types of promotions may not give the low GR spending member an edge over the w...
by Matt Latuchie
November 11th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 153
Views: 11144

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Their recent relocation sparked renewed interest around town along with some confusion - Eater Vegas lists it on their hot restaurant list right now and poorly describe it as, "A new Japanese restaurant in Chinatown promises high-end kaiseke and omakase dining experiences at the Lotus mixed-use buil...
by Matt Latuchie
November 11th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Justice Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 417

TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Justice Vineyard

2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Justice Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (11/11/2019) Delightfully energetic chardonnay that had a great combination of electricity (salty/mineral/lemon/acid) and polish. Took about 90 minutes for the wine to really open up, but this seems d...
by Matt Latuchie
November 11th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 153
Views: 11144

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Yes, reserve much sooner than early December. I have never been to NYE but have been to the first weekend of the NCAA men’s b-ball tourney and the Super Bowl. They are all very busy and we reserved months in advance. Thanks I booked Sparrow & Wolf for NYE. Not exactly prime location, but looks like...
by Matt Latuchie
November 11th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 153
Views: 11144

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Anyone been to the new Sushi Kame in Chinatown? Heading to Vegas next week and always like to try the off-strip legit sushi places of the moment. Also curious about La Monja and Hatsumi at Fergusons Downtown. Any other new finds would be welcome. Thanks. Al Haven't been to Kame yet, but a coworker ...
by Matt Latuchie
October 23rd, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 201
Views: 21359

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Didn’t get a confirmation
by Matt Latuchie
October 23rd, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 201
Views: 21359

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

brad garoppolo wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 1:16 pm
This is really lame....doesn't give any benefit to people who want it more and actually show up on time
Looks to be designed to give preference to their best customers...or at least the ones that take advantage of bonus point offers the most effectively!
by Matt Latuchie
October 23rd, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 201
Views: 21359

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Does anyone have any sense what "a lot" of points looks like? I have no idea if my 2019 YTD point total (44,931) is competitive or not.
by Matt Latuchie
October 22nd, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Home Bar Question
Replies: 55
Views: 5411

Re: Home Bar Question

Tyler, thanks for taking the time to put that list together.
by Matt Latuchie
October 22nd, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Home Bar Question
Replies: 55
Views: 5411

Re: Home Bar Question

Wanted to bump this thread. Currently building a house and will have the opportunity to stock a liquor cabinet from relative scratch. Hoping to put together a nice assortment of bottles - gin/vodka/bourbon/rye/scotch/tequila/vermouth/rum/etc. What are your staples? Which special bottles should I spl...
by Matt Latuchie
October 2nd, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 153
Views: 11144

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Depends on the restaurant, I guess. What do you have in mind?
by Matt Latuchie
September 25th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haynes Vineyard Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Haynes Vineyard Sold

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 7:17 am
John Lockwood has made some wonderful wines from this vineyard for Enfield.
Agreed. It's become my favorite Syrah from California.
by Matt Latuchie
September 24th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 201
Views: 21359

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

I haven't heard anything. Just became Grand Reserve member 2 weeks ago.
by Matt Latuchie
September 16th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 60
Views: 2793

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

150 at home consisting of easy drinking wines with a couple nicer bottles mixed in. The rest is offsite, 1,800 miles away...have to work on that.
by Matt Latuchie
September 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1886

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

I'm looking back at my own purchases (between 2009 - 2014) and it looks like the escalation accelerated in the 2012-2014 time frame. I'd chalk it up to decreased allocations coming to the states, the amazing 2010 vintage of theirs turned heads and reinforced the narrative that their the best Sauvig...
by Matt Latuchie
September 16th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1886

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

I'm looking back at my own purchases (between 2009 - 2014) and it looks like the escalation accelerated in the 2012-2014 time frame. I'd chalk it up to decreased allocations coming to the states, the amazing 2010 vintage of theirs turned heads and reinforced the narrative that their the best Sauvign...
by Matt Latuchie
September 9th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme - Omar Khan
Replies: 25
Views: 2708

Re: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme

To Keith's point raised above, the article feels partially written by a news bot with an intern filling in the gaps (poorly).
by Matt Latuchie
September 6th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1514

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Looking forward to these - your description of the 2017 vintage made my mouth water a bit.
by Matt Latuchie
August 26th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: College of Wooster parents?
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: College of Wooster parents?

Kenyon alum...GO LORDS!
by Matt Latuchie
August 5th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 153
Views: 11144

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

James Cross wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 9:26 am
Yes....and I'd go back frequently if my friends weren't so worried about money. On my next visit, I will splurge on wine.
Count me in.
by Matt Latuchie
August 3rd, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5516

Re: Dinner at Golden Triangle in Los Gatos: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

Alan Rath wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 2:40 pm
I'm told that women find Matt attractive. So I'm reluctant to add him, and have him make all of use look bad. OTOH, he's a good guy, and has good wine, so maybe we should consider it...
flirtysmile
by Matt Latuchie
August 2nd, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 3987

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Bud - went through the current TH lineup two weeks ago and Doppleganger was towards the top. Tornado and Green were winners in blind taste tests. They were both insanely good. Beer of the trip, however, was Susan or Riwaka from HF. that place is magical. Triple Sunshine was a nice surprise, too.
by Matt Latuchie
August 2nd, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5516

Re: Dinner at Golden Triangle in Los Gatos: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

Monitoring the thread...in Los Gatos for work almost every week and could swing by.
by Matt Latuchie
August 2nd, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 153
Views: 11144

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Lamaii was solid tonight. We hit both Hirtzberger bottles and closed with a 2013 Schafer-Frolich Bockenhauer Riesling. Carson Kitchen was underwhelming, which was disappointing, given the hype from some foodie friends. On the bright side, I finally got to meet up with Jim Brennan. The wine list was...
by Matt Latuchie
August 2nd, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 153
Views: 11144

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Didn't realize Echo & Rig is free corkage...very interesting.
by Matt Latuchie
August 2nd, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 3987

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

If anyone wants to try Revision beers, let me know. They're delivered weekly to my local shop in Las Vegas...happy to spread the love.
by Matt Latuchie
August 1st, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 3987

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Revision Brewing in Reno puts out some seriously tasty options. Brought some with me to VT two weeks ago and their Reno As f*ck NEIPA beat out a lot of local beers in a blind taste test of 10 peoplE. Worth looking out for.
by Matt Latuchie
July 29th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Marc Plouzeau Touraine Ante Phylloxera Clos de Maulevrier
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: TN: 2011 Marc Plouzeau Touraine Ante Phylloxera Clos de Maulevrier

Great bottle. 2011s can be a bit green, but I dig it.
by Matt Latuchie
July 22nd, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1489

Re: 1981 wine

81 is my birth year too. I’ve tried to open as many bottles as I can find. Best bottles include: Krug CdM (with Faryan, mentioned above) La Mish Palmer La Rioja Alta 904 Gruaud Larose Bourdy Rouge Musar Cristal BV Georges de Latour Prum WS Kabinett Montrose Wines I need to try: Vega Beaucastel Grange
by Matt Latuchie
July 22nd, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9968

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

We’ve lost a legend. RIP.
by Matt Latuchie
July 6th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 7.1 Richter -> Ridgecrest, CA: How did your cellar fare?
Replies: 10
Views: 1470

Re: 7.1 Richter -> Ridgecrest, CA: How did your cellar fare?

As Eric mentioned, strong tremors in Las Vegas...but all of my wine is locked up in Chicago! Haven’t heard anything good/bad from any of the big retailers around town.
by Matt Latuchie
June 25th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2933

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

They probably meant lychee. 🤷‍♂️
by Matt Latuchie
June 17th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 14
Views: 2082

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Thanks Zach - love the notes.
by Matt Latuchie
June 6th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1823

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

Are there any good options in the Inland Empire and/or Palm Springs? Recently moved to Las Vegas and there is only one offsite storage place here and it isn't great. sounds like it's time for you to buy some Eurocaves/Le Cache in your 500000sq ft vegas home I think that's what we'll end up doing. n...
by Matt Latuchie
June 5th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1823

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

Are there any good options in the Inland Empire and/or Palm Springs? Recently moved to Las Vegas and there is only one offsite storage place here and it isn't great.
by Matt Latuchie
May 14th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5460

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Lambrays
by Matt Latuchie
May 8th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Ian Fitzsimmons wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Have you had any 05 Clisson?
Yes. Only 1 bottle left in the cellar...it was that good.

RT
Love the 2005 Clisson! Found a case at auction a couple years ago that sold for next to nothing - one of the happiest auction moments of my life.
by Matt Latuchie
May 8th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

I'm in the camp that there's really no reason to age these - it's certainly not a transformative process like you see with Nebbiolo or Pinot Noir. More persistence as opposed to improvement. But as some folks have said, if you like them a little less edgy/energetic, no harm in doing so either. A re...
by Matt Latuchie
January 8th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Burlotto (lots of Monvigliero)
Replies: 1
Views: 572

FS: Burlotto (lots of Monvigliero)

If you are interested in buying some Burlotto, please let me know. Bottles were all purchased on release and have been stored in professional wine storage since acquisition. Prices are all below WS Pro pricing. 4x 2008 Barolo DOCG $40/bottle SOLD 2x 2008 Cannubi $60/bottle SOLD 5x 2010 Acclivi $100/...
by Matt Latuchie
November 28th, 2018, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite restaurant wine program
Replies: 27
Views: 1451

Re: Favorite restaurant wine program

Racines has always been my favorite. Locally for me, Table Donkey and Stick, and Cherry Circle Room (tear...) have been favorites. Places like RPM Steak and Everest are also great, but I dine there less frequently. In memorium honors goes to Lotus of Siam. While I didn’t get a chance to go there in ...
by Matt Latuchie
November 19th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8287

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

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