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by T Welch
February 20th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 155
Views: 8540

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Food fight, en route. https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/7751730/1994-Beringer-Bancroft-Ranch-Howell-Mountain-Merlo~ It is kind of odd to worry that prices are skyrocketing on gems that could formerly be had for a song and then broadcast about them on the most widely read forum about wine. Maybe ...
by T Welch
February 20th, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 155
Views: 8540

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Food fight, en route. https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/7751730/1994-Beringer-Bancroft-Ranch-Howell-Mountain-Merlo~ It is kind of odd to worry that prices are skyrocketing on gems that could formerly be had for a song and then broadcast about them on the most widely read forum about wine. Maybe ...
by T Welch
February 16th, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Was The First CA Winery To ‘Get’ Pinot Correctly?
Replies: 67
Views: 4075

Re: What Was The First CA Winery To ‘Get’ Pinot Correctly?

I wish I had aged those single-vineyard Acacia wines a lot longer: St. Clair, Lee, Iund, Madonna and another I can't recall.
by T Welch
February 16th, 2021, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liquor Barn Memories...
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Liquor Barn Memories...

I also shopped at the Walnut Creek store, buying 1982 Grand Puy Lacoste and Lynch Bages for $16.99/bottle, IIRC, and 1983 Palmer for $24.99. There was another store in Albany, I think, where I bought 1983 Mouton Rothschild for $38.99. Truett, I bet that you also shopped at Jackson’s in Lafayette, y...
by T Welch
February 14th, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Was The First CA Winery To ‘Get’ Pinot Correctly?
Replies: 67
Views: 4075

Re: What Was The First CA Winery To ‘Get’ Pinot Correctly?

Sean Devaney wrote: February 14th, 2021, 12:27 pm One name that was making really fine Pinot that hasn't been mentioned yet is Gary Farrell. Gary consistently was nailing Pinot from his start at Davis Bynum.
I really liked Farrell's 1990-1992 Allen Ranch pinots.
by T Welch
February 14th, 2021, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liquor Barn Memories...
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Liquor Barn Memories...

I also shopped at the Walnut Creek store, buying 1982 Grand Puy Lacoste and Lynch Bages for $16.99/bottle, IIRC, and 1983 Palmer for $24.99. There was another store in Albany, I think, where I bought 1983 Mouton Rothschild for $38.99. Truett, I bet that you also shopped at Jackson’s in Lafayette, y...
by T Welch
February 14th, 2021, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liquor Barn Memories...
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Liquor Barn Memories...

I also shopped at the Walnut Creek store, buying 1982 Grand Puy Lacoste and Lynch Bages for $16.99/bottle, IIRC, and 1983 Palmer for $24.99. There was another store in Albany, I think, where I bought 1983 Mouton Rothschild for $38.99.
by T Welch
February 13th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best park and fly from SFO?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Best park and fly from SFO?

We've stayed at The Grosvenor 2 or 3 times. Looks like parking is $8/day. Oops, looks like no shuttle currently.

https://www.grosvenorsfo.com/amenities.htm
by T Welch
February 12th, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Hand Picked Selections Offer expires tonight - Montee de Tonnerre sold out
Replies: 59
Views: 3812

Re: Hand Picked Selections Offer expires tonight - Montee de Tonnerre sold out

Thanks to Kevin for his post and being responsive. VinConnect is doing fulfillment for Hand Picked Selections. We are confident that everybody will get their wines in a timely fashion. Please cut HPS some slack as this is our first outing. And please PM or E-mail me directly with any questions or c...
by T Welch
February 12th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2 2013 schrader ccs and 2 2012 schrader ccs for $1800
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: 2 2013 schrader ccs and 2 2012 schrader ccs for $1800

I can offer the same, purchased directly from the winery, in the San Francisco or Marin County area. No shipping.
by T Welch
February 9th, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Slim Sadie's Beef Jerky - 25% OFF
Replies: 77
Views: 2588

Re: Slim Sadie's Beef Jerky - 25% OFF

Mark Y wrote: February 9th, 2021, 1:28 pm
Brian Tuite wrote: February 9th, 2021, 1:04 pm I ordered 100 more bags today.
[worship.gif] [worship.gif]
Should one just invest in the company at this point?
You guys could be called The Jerky Boys.
by T Welch
February 8th, 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Hand Picked Selections Offer expires tonight - Montee de Tonnerre sold out
Replies: 59
Views: 3812

Re: Hand Picked Selections Consumer Offer With 10% Discount

I just got emailed my receipt. Can't wait to get my hands on these.
by T Welch
February 7th, 2021, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3158
Views: 217727

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

We really enjoyed a 2013 Carlisle Vineyard Zin tonight. Drinking very well now and should for a few years.
by T Welch
January 27th, 2021, 5:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Slim Sadie's Beef Jerky - 25% OFF
Replies: 77
Views: 2588

Re: Slim Sadie's Beef Jerky - 25% OFF

Order in for 6. Love me some beef jerky.
by T Welch
January 16th, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best pairings
Replies: 83
Views: 3566

Re: best pairings

Duck breast and pinot noir
by T Welch
January 10th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1968 Inglenook Charbono. Really Special
Replies: 44
Views: 1993

Re: TN: 1968 Inglenook Charbono. Really Special

Very cool! Very happy to see some love for the old Inglenook Charbonos, which can be strangely spectacular. In the late 90s, we (Frog's Leap) got a call from a guy named Ken McGill, who until a few years ago owned a 4-acre parcel of old Riesling on Manley lane in Rutherford, right next to the Ingle...
by T Welch
January 9th, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1645

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 9th, 2021, 12:15 pm Yea this is special stuff, been buying it since first release. Didn’t get any wish-listed this last cycle, so will have to pick up the 18 in the grey market.
The 2019 was the latest release, Robert.
by T Welch
January 1st, 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...
Replies: 21
Views: 1881

Re: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...

M. Dildine wrote: January 1st, 2021, 5:27 pm Bed ... what?
Bedlam ensues.
by T Welch
December 31st, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1786
Views: 127708

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Just opened a 2008 Cardiac Hill Syrah to pair with Flannery NY.
by T Welch
December 23rd, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stony Hill Sold.....Again?!
Replies: 51
Views: 4690

Re: Stony Hill Sold.....Again?!

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by T Welch
December 16th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Demi?
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Flannery Demi?

Chuck Miller wrote: December 16th, 2020, 1:50 pm I think they stopped offering this kind of gourmet stuff when they stopped having a retail store front quite a few years ago.
Yep, the store in Corte Madera had a kitchen, IIRC, but not the current location.
by T Welch
December 14th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harlan Magnums stolen from Joseph George Wines in San Jose, CA
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Re: Harlan Magnums stolen from Joseph George Wines in San Jose, CA

Feel really bad for Bert. They stole his stash of 90's Harlan Mags from what it sounds. He proudly displayed them and would love to talk about Harlan. Very targetted as he had plenty of other very pricey cult wines on display all over his store and they didn't touch those. So sorry Bert. https://ww...
by T Welch
December 9th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1862
Views: 103962

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Nola Palomar wrote: December 9th, 2020, 4:47 pm 11EC921B-C4C8-455F-AED3-357C55F8503B.jpeg

Short Ribs and mashed potatoes.
Pure comfort!
by T Welch
December 7th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Estate
Replies: 14
Views: 705

Re: TN: 1990 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Estate

So far I am 3 for 3 on great Dehlingers from a friends cellar. Can't say I've ever really drank dehlinger before but I am enjoying these wines a lot. No idea what they taste like young. The Dehlinger 1994 Reserve a few weeks ago was spectacular and still had really gripping tannins. George Chadwick...
by T Welch
November 29th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Santa Barbara County/South Coast Wine Are You Drinking?
Replies: 147
Views: 10012

Re: What Santa Barbara County/South Coast Wine Are You Drinking?

A Copain (I know, Sonoma County producer) 2006 James Berry Syrah popped last night was outstanding.
by T Welch
November 28th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12764
Views: 519012

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2006 Copain James Berry Syrah. Intoxicating bouquet from the get-go.
by T Welch
November 18th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3158
Views: 217727

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Steve Gautier wrote: November 18th, 2020, 4:57 pm 2014 Bedrock Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard for National Zinfandel Day!
Think I'll grab one of these too.
by T Welch
November 15th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Michel Chablis Butteaux VV
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: TN: 2017 Louis Michel Chablis Butteaux VV

Interesting. My 2 bottles have cork closures. And thanks for your note, Kent.
by T Welch
November 8th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe2O3-1b Syrah
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: TN: 2005 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe2O3-1b Syrah

Nice. I think this was the first SQN I ever tried. Me too. It was my first offering and I tried one early. I liked it so much I bought 9 more from sellers on WineCommune, plus ordered one at Passionfish ($165, IIRC) circa 2008. I've had it 8 times (one corked, which was replaced) and really enjoyed...
by T Welch
November 3rd, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11599

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

2009 Bedrock Heritage. Wanted something uniquely American.
by T Welch
November 2nd, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9687

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

I don't know how much of this vintage was produced but if it was a very small lot it could have been hand-bottled, which often leads to streaked corks.
by T Welch
October 28th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 700
Views: 47873

Re: Another Flannery PSA

cjsavino wrote: October 26th, 2020, 10:19 am
Troy Stark wrote: October 26th, 2020, 8:17 am Scratch that; password recovery worked.
Just did the same, but does not show my recent orders.
My account showed no previous sales and I basically had to create a new account.
by T Welch
October 18th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 700
Views: 47873

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Michael Sopher wrote: October 18th, 2020, 1:01 pm
T Welch wrote: October 18th, 2020, 10:34 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: October 18th, 2020, 9:41 am I usually just dry rub with Santa Maria spices; they don’t need a marinade for tenderness.
Yep, just a dry rub is all that's needed.
I sprinkle with salt...
That works too.
by T Welch
October 18th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 700
Views: 47873

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: October 18th, 2020, 9:41 am I usually just dry rub with Santa Maria spices; they don’t need a marinade for tenderness.
Yep, just a dry rub is all that's needed.
by T Welch
October 15th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scherrer Gewurz offer
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: Scherrer Gewurz offer

Nate Simon wrote: October 15th, 2020, 2:25 pm Gave this a go. Compelling story, price is great. If it’s Fred-approved, probably worth a try! Any thoughts?
I haven't tasted it but Scherrerly it's delicious. And thanks for not inserting that extra t before the z. [cheers.gif]
by T Welch
October 3rd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61791

Re: #GlassFire

Maybe I missed it upthread - any current news regarding Black Sears, Robert Craig and Outpost? Today's Calfire map paints a bleak picture for Black Sears especially.
by T Welch
October 1st, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)
Replies: 70
Views: 3669

Re: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)

Rick Bollig wrote: October 1st, 2020, 5:21 pm I’m ordering, but I’m confused about shipping option “Delivery to 55 degrees (free)”, what does that mean?
It's for those with an account at 55 Degrees in St. Helena, a storage and fulfillment business.
by T Welch
October 1st, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)
Replies: 70
Views: 3669

Re: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)

D Zurcher wrote: October 1st, 2020, 11:53 am Just an FYI-the first time I clicked on the link it took me to Wine.com. The second time to Virage. The redirection to Wine.com happened yesterday also when clicking to open a thread in Wine Talk.
Same here.
by T Welch
October 1st, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61791

Re: #GlassFire

When I originally heard the location of the fire being where the “the pinch” in the valley is I immediately knew Hourglass was in trouble as that is how they came up with the name. The shape of the valley and their being right in the middle. The original Hourglass vineyard is just North of Lodi Lan...
by T Welch
September 30th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61791

Re: #GlassFire

When I originally heard the location of the fire being where the “the pinch” in the valley is I immediately knew Hourglass was in trouble as that is how they came up with the name. The shape of the valley and their being right in the middle. The original Hourglass vineyard is just North of Lodi Lan...
by T Welch
September 30th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61791

Re: #GlassFire

For those unfamiliar with the geography Napa is unsurprisingly a Valley with large mountain ranges to the east and the west. The Valley narrows greatly up north in St Helena and Calistoga. The Glass Fire was on the east side of the valley mostly on the lower portions of the mountains. When you look...
by T Welch
September 26th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: TN: 2003 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***

Great note and thanks for jogging the memory. I just put one in the freezer to try in an a while.
by T Welch
September 22nd, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your goto dry rub recipe?
Replies: 20
Views: 2129

Re: Your goto dry rub recipe?

B. Buzzini wrote: September 22nd, 2020, 5:42 pm No sugars?
Not in the rub but you can always add some brown sugar for ribs.
by T Welch
September 22nd, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your goto dry rub recipe?
Replies: 20
Views: 2129

Re: Your goto dry rub recipe?

Buzz, here's my recipe, created over 15 years ago. Many friends and family members have asked for it over the years. If you don't have a small digital scale, just eyeball the amounts from the respective containers. For instance, if the recipe calls for 2.5 ounces of paprika and the paprika comes in ...

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