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by Robert M yers
December 2nd, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Holy Grail Steak Co. Black Friday Sale coming soon.
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Holy Grail Steak Co. Black Friday Sale coming soon.

Have you compared prices with Costco, who also has 100s off several Kobe items right now (plus I think they only sell this time of year). The Wagyu is imported from Japan, so it's the real deal. They also have several Holy Grail items on their website - just type in "wagyu" on Costco.com to see the...
by Robert M yers
December 2nd, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston lodging and restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Charleston lodging and restaurants

Thanks! I’ll keep the reservation then, it sounds like a good time.
by Robert M yers
December 2nd, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?
Replies: 47
Views: 2265

Re: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?

I ended my subscription in the late 1990s, lol. I know this will shock Corey and Todd to hear me say this, but I found it utterly pretentious, and of course, concluded The Suckles was a clown. And since Bordeaux was my region of preference, that was a fail. Pardon if this sounds jerkish, but I find...
by Robert M yers
December 2nd, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?
Replies: 47
Views: 2265

Re: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?

I’m really not sure why it’s a badge of honor to Not read it. Like we have so many good wine rags to choose from... It’s certainly not intensive wine journalism, it’s a gateway for folks who usually buy Meomi to transition to possibly something more serious. The articles aren’t written to challenge ...
by Robert M yers
December 1st, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188748

Re: The Bourbon Thread

If anybody is getting hit with mark ups for Weller special Reserve and Antique I’d be willing help get some to you at cost. They arrive here fairly regularly now, regular bottles and 1.5’s. I think they are just under 25-30 pre tax. Might prefer the opportunity to trade for beer/whisky that not avai...
by Robert M yers
December 1st, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?
Replies: 47
Views: 2265

Re: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?

If anybody wants it for free I get mine from Rewardsurvey.com and have for years. You answer a couple of dumb questions about a product and can pick out free mags. Some want to lock you in with auto renewal so they charge .99 cents up front but WS never has. I just did a survey and re-upped with WS,...
by Robert M yers
December 1st, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?
Replies: 47
Views: 2265

Re: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?

Duplicate....
by Robert M yers
November 28th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston lodging and restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Charleston lodging and restaurants

I’m a wannabe Charlestonian – have been going multiple times a year for two decades now. Things have changed a lot including adding lots of good restaurants . No longer do people scoff at me when I tell them that Charleston has one of the best food scenes in the country. In fact, two top chefs in D...
by Robert M yers
November 23rd, 2019, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 319
Views: 20747

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

How does Michelin make money in the food review business?
by Robert M yers
November 22nd, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 155
Views: 11038

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

I have been out of the bdx game for a long time. Does anybody have some good recommendations for good low to mid priced bdx to explore from the site. I’m thinking $20-$60 type stuff that leans classical.
by Robert M yers
November 22nd, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 755

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

I’m not sure I see a future for these regional craft beers and especially once they get corporatized. Most everybody who’s really into beer is drinking hyper local now. At one time these now big guys were making unique beer that just wasn’t around in every city. At this point most of the magic has b...
by Robert M yers
November 21st, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Formation of a Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Committee
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Re: Announcing the Formation of a Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Committee

Is this an elaborate scheme to expense Saxum :)
by Robert M yers
November 19th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Storing OWC Make (Financial) Sense?
Replies: 20
Views: 1328

Re: Does Storing OWC Make (Financial) Sense?

Seriously, you need to start buying 11 bottles.
by Robert M yers
November 19th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: Truffles 2019

How'd you get $10 shipping? They're $120 + $24 shipping for me :-). Your right. $144 total. I’m always looking for good excuses to buy stuff...like disregarding shipping. But I still had math wrong somehow. Regardless it seems like a decent price if you want them now. There probably is a 50% coupon...
by Robert M yers
November 19th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: Truffles 2019

I ordered an ounce for $130 shipped.
by Robert M yers
November 19th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: Truffles 2019

Just now received a 40% off deal from Sabatino. Can't speak to quality this year. https://www.sabatinotruffles.com/products/fresh-white-truffles-tuber-magnatum-pico-1-2-oz?utm_campaign=White%20Truffle%20SALE%20%28round%203%29%20%28Hy82SF%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI...
by Robert M yers
November 17th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston lodging and restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Charleston lodging and restaurants

Still sifting through all the recs thanks. Has anyone ever been to Halls Chophouse for Sunday Gospel Brunch?

Booked a room at the Market Pavillon.
by Robert M yers
November 17th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with friends (Gimonnet, Rougeard, Allemand, VT, Huet, etc)
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Dinner with friends (Gimonnet, Rougeard, Allemand, VT, Huet, etc)

Never knew the 1911 was finished in Sauternes barrels, interesting.
by Robert M yers
November 16th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston lodging and restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Charleston lodging and restaurants

Any thoughts onto what are the best lunch spots? Will Definitely do bbq one day.
How about Sunday brunch?

Which restaurants have a good bar food type atmosphere for quick bites and a drink before heading to concerts?
by Robert M yers
November 16th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys
Replies: 15
Views: 3003

Re: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys

Don’t try to beat the going out of business sale! Not a good model :)
by Robert M yers
November 14th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GaryVee Wine Club
Replies: 89
Views: 9386

Re: GaryVee Wine Club

Just received today’s second text which is the higher end text as opposed to the daily drinker text. Was surprised to see the 2018 Bedrock Bedrock Vineyard Heritage for only $3 more than release price. Was that from winetext, or something else? I've got plenty of Bedock but those are the type of of...
by Robert M yers
November 14th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston lodging and restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Charleston lodging and restaurants

We just booked flights to Charleston 2nd week of December for 3 nights (fri/sat/sun) Interested in hearing any hotel and restaurants recs with the caveat that We are going to concerts at least two nights so it will have to be early dinners (4pm?) or big lunches except for possibly Friday. A quick lo...
by Robert M yers
November 14th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188748

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Crazy how Elmer just dried up around here. Used to be my go to cheap bourbon and can’t even sniff it now. Still have a couple bottles but geez I can’t even imagine how tough this one will be. Thanks for the heads up though.
by Robert M yers
November 14th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Wow talk about a high end beer !
Replies: 19
Views: 1034

Re: Wow talk about a high end beer !

Local beer guy said he put in a request for a 1/6 barrel. 5k was the cost and when I asked how must for a taste he said around $10 per ounce. I hope he gets it because that’s the only way I want to try it.
by Robert M yers
November 14th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426000

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Are any German beer drinkers familiar with any of these?
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Was told that they are not usual American Imports but I wouldn’t know the difference quite honestly.
by Robert M yers
November 14th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Raj Parr Wine Club?
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Raj Parr Wine Club?

John reading too fast and politely explaining “a la carte” [rofl.gif] good for you John, very unberserker of you [rofl.gif]
by Robert M yers
November 14th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx tries to give my wine the Madeira treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: FedEx tries to give my wine the Madeira treatment

Well, it was on a plane, not a ship. And it didn’t go around the Cape of Good Hope. And I’m sure it won’t be damaged by the one day delay. But the tracking history for a FedEx 2 day shipment from NY to MD is a bit amusing: NY -> NJ -> CA -> TN -> MD. As a one time loader of fed ex trucks in the sum...
by Robert M yers
November 14th, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4753

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

David McMillen wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 4:26 am
Maybe a dumb question but why is Krug not releasing 2008?
They were afraid of the recession and didn’t purchase many of their grapes is the theory I’ve read here. I can’t picture who would make that kind of a mistake, especially when you are in the long play business.
by Robert M yers
November 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most expensive Jug Wine ever?
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Most expensive Jug Wine ever?

https://www.millesima-usa.com/coffret-m ... -2016.html

I have no idea how they came up with the price [dontknow.gif]

Was this 2.25 L format ever really a thing?
by Robert M yers
November 12th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good price on Educated Guess at World Market
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Good price on Educated Guess at World Market

That’s a steal on the EG as it’s usually $30 here. Thanks for the tip I’ll swing by ours tomorrow to see.

Agree on the Segura as well, it’s our go to cheap bubbly/mimosa maker.
by Robert M yers
November 12th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 72
Views: 4511

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

You know they have like 37 bottlings, I would definitely be expecting more.
by Robert M yers
November 12th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 21901

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Polaner dumped their inventory. Panzer took advantage. So did Polaner actually think the wine is flawed or is it a case of it now needs to be hand sold due to the labeling issue? I’d imagine It would be hard for retail to constantly explain the label issues on a $100+ wine. They had no problem sell...
by Robert M yers
November 11th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 21901

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

“Polaner turned Panzer bottle”?? Polaner dumped their inventory. Panzer took advantage. So did Polaner actually think the wine is flawed or is it a case of it now needs to be hand sold due to the labeling issue? I’d imagine It would be hard for retail to constantly explain the label issues on a $10...
by Robert M yers
November 10th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4753

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Steve, have you had 2008 Bolly, we sell it and I am ashamed to say I haven't had time to try it. The other 3 you list are all reputedly killer, so this one sparks my curiousity. Calling Brad Baker too on Bolly.....is this vintage a stock up vintage and no winemaking issues? Pretty sure he was skept...
by Robert M yers
November 10th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4753

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Dom, Cristal, and Bollinger Grand Annee so far...prob Taittinger Comtes when released. Steve, have you had 2008 Bolly, we sell it and I am ashamed to say I haven't had time to try it. The other 3 you list are all reputedly killer, so this one sparks my curiousity. Calling Brad Baker too on Bolly......
by Robert M yers
November 10th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 112
Views: 8846

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

Had the Sparkling Vermentino and found it very fine for the $14. Very fresh and bright with balanced acid but definitely crisp. Citrus fruits But not enamel stripping. Nice for an porch sipper or mimosa maker.
by Robert M yers
November 10th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12213
Views: 587423

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase

17 PYCM En Remilly CNM Is this bottling worth the $30 upcharge? Offer had me curious but price didn’t seem in line? For 89 or whatever? That’s a good price these days for the regular bottling. Sorry, A better way to phrase might have been. Is this bottling significantly better/different if I alread...
by Robert M yers
November 10th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12213
Views: 587423

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 12:39 pm
17 PYCM En Remilly CNM
Is this bottling worth the $30 upcharge? Offer had me curious but price didn’t seem in line?
by Robert M yers
November 10th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Saxum James Berry Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles)
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: TN: 2011 Saxum James Berry Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles)

Count me in as another who likes the 11’s. We had a heartstone recently that was very good.
by Robert M yers
November 9th, 2019, 2:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2736

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Can somebody channel Bob Wood and see where he sits on the Lulu Jogger fence? We need an iron fist determination here.
by Robert M yers
November 8th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 60
Views: 2486

Re: Shipping companies hates me

Ive had some annoyed looking drivers for sure. I always go out to meet them at the truck and help ect. When I see them. But I’m not tipping the fed ex guy. I have a feeling they get annoyed because of the signature though. I wouldn’t want to unload 4 cases either before I knew someone was home, so t...
by Robert M yers
November 8th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5388

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

This is exactly why I passed, if they had offered it in 750’s I’d have bought and already have opened one to boot! I am anxious to hear an impression though, so somebody should get to popping. champagne.gif
by Robert M yers
November 8th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: Champagne to cellar

I put a sixer of Clouet 1911 down to check back in a few years. Thought it could use some development time to round out a bit. I haven’t bought a single bottle of Dom since 96, but I still kick myself that a) I didn’t go deep when it was sub $100 and b) what I did buy was gone way too quickly. So I ...
by Robert M yers
November 5th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426000

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

If anybody’s wants to trade local beers for CBS I’ll have access probably today only...I’m not sure how limited it is really this year I also ran across bombers of Lagunitas Willettized coffee stout 2018. Beer Guy said he has a couple cases he forgot about in the cooler! $9 is the Best Buy in barrel...
by Robert M yers
November 4th, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2306

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

Math

Unless it doesn’t work in your favor.
by Robert M yers
November 4th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426000

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Damn!!! Yay!!!! I have been waiting for CBS 4packs!
I bought 24, Ha! Over a hundred dollars in beer, but Screams like a deal when you don’t have to look at those bombers...
Great Sunday brunch beer.
by Robert M yers
November 4th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Nikolaihof fans?
Replies: 22
Views: 963

Re: Any Nikolaihof fans?

Thanks for the initial input here. It’s not an exclusive offer or anything, from Rare Wine Co. This offer is... Nikolaihof’s 2013 Vom Stein Riesling Smaragd Trocken & 2015 Im Weingebirge Grüner Veltliner Federspiel $30 per which seems fair? Just caught my eye as I’ve been wanting to explore the lowe...
by Robert M yers
November 4th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426000

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

CBS 12Oz 4 packs just arrived. Much better deal packaged this way so I loaded up as they say it’s the last one (don’t believe it).
by Robert M yers
November 4th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Space aging wine? NASA
Replies: 19
Views: 864

Re: Space aging wine? NASA

A year? That seems a little light on the aging process.

Maybe cellars will become a thing of the past and our children will create “space cellars” to hold the wine at its peak forever?
by Robert M yers
November 4th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Nikolaihof fans?
Replies: 22
Views: 963

Any Nikolaihof fans?

A producer I’ve long been saying I need to try as the history always interests me. A retailer recently sent out an offer and thinking of giving them a shot? Any opinions or general thoughts on the winery are appreciated.

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