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by R M Kriete
March 7th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is corkage allowed at Disney Springs restaurants in Orlando?
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Is corkage allowed at Disney Springs restaurants in Orlando?

Wine Bar George is very good. Every wine offered by the glass....a glass is 1/4th of a bottle and priced at 1/4th the cost of the bottle. So great for allowing people in your group to explore multiple wines. Great charcuterie and cheese boards. The chicken/fish/ steak platters can easily feed 4. Rec...
by R M Kriete
March 7th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 378
Views: 21665

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

I think he’s out shopping for the official Saint Cloud Bourbon Porsche
by R M Kriete
March 7th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Potential Wineries to Visit in Napa
Replies: 41
Views: 2414

Re: Potential Wineries to Visit in Napa

David Baum wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 9:31 am
R M Kriete wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 2:45 pm
If you skip Napa and hit Sonoma instead, you may be able to actually afford the wines you like [wink.gif]
Apparently you missed the part about being a long time buyer of Bryant.
Damn. I gotta play the lottery more often [dance-clap.gif]
by R M Kriete
March 6th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Potential Wineries to Visit in Napa
Replies: 41
Views: 2414

Re: Potential Wineries to Visit in Napa

If you skip Napa and hit Sonoma instead, you may be able to actually afford the wines you like [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
February 27th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 4437

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Will all this weather push budbreak back this year?
by R M Kriete
February 18th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 378
Views: 21665

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Just Google "Fyre Festival" to he how the pros do it. Fascinating movie on Netflix.
by R M Kriete
February 18th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte
Replies: 25
Views: 842

Re: Piemonte

If going to Barbaresco, make a quick visit to
Castello di Neive
www.castellodineive.it/en/vini

Had a wonderful visit there
by R M Kriete
February 2nd, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)
Replies: 42
Views: 2355

Re: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)

Mattstolz wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 10:00 am
my prediction is with normal wine drinkers California will come out on top. typically I find that california pinot is more fruit forward and regular wine drinker friendly. personally, my house tends to prefer oregon though.
Ditto
by R M Kriete
January 30th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte
Replies: 25
Views: 842

Re: Piemonte

Had a great stay at Uve Rooms and Wine Bar. Great hotel in La Morra

www.uvelanghe.it/it/
by R M Kriete
January 22nd, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 72
Views: 5268

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

At that price point, I would recommend the 2019 Hard Pass



[wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
January 22nd, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Biggio Hamina Cellars
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Biggio Hamina Cellars

Todd Hamina wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 6:55 pm
I know how to do what I think needs to get done.
Sounds ominous [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
January 9th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 4437

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

With all the rain, is California above average so far this year in rainfall?
by R M Kriete
December 7th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 87
Views: 4988

Re: Somm 3

The issue is not that the tastings were rigged, it is that the wines were strangely selected. The tasting was a little like having a beauty pageant for only moderately attractive people, say 5 to 7 out of 10, but not allowing really "beautiful" people compete. (SPOILER if haven't seen the movie) Ex...
by R M Kriete
December 7th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 87
Views: 4988

Re: Somm 3

Watched it last night. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Looking forward to Somm 4
by R M Kriete
November 21st, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tales of Actual Heat Damage
Replies: 27
Views: 1342

Re: Tales of Actual Heat Damage

Well, 79 in Florida is an opportunity to shut off the AC and open the windows! Gotta say I don't see any heat damage with wines that I don't have room for in my wine fridge.
by R M Kriete
November 14th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wineries in the City of Montepulciano
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Wineries in the City of Montepulciano

Thanks for the info. Glad you mentioned some restaurants as we will need to eat. We have arranged visits to 7 wineries in Brunello/Chianti over several days, but wanted an afternoon to walk around Montepulciano with nothing "planned".... and just pop in for a tasting.
by R M Kriete
November 13th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wineries in the City of Montepulciano
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Wineries in the City of Montepulciano

Gonna be in Tuscany in May. Setting up a variety of appointments throughout the area, but wanted recommendations on any wineries within the city of Montepulciano you would recommend visiting without setting up an appointment?
by R M Kriete
November 11th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Record-shattering cork mess
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: Record-shattering cork mess

Ah, the “romance” of cork. Give me a screwcap!
by R M Kriete
November 2nd, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6715

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

Jim Hartten wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 11:04 am
I dropped off the Rhys list about 4 years ago when I discovered similar style/quality from Oregon. Cristom, BrickHouse, PG, and others all make as good pinots for less imo. [soap.gif]
+1. Oregon just better quality:price ratio than California!
by R M Kriete
September 30th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery suggestions for upcoming Santa Barbara & Paso trip
Replies: 27
Views: 1159

Re: Winery suggestions for upcoming Santa Barbara & Paso trip

Tercero
Law Estate
Tablas Creek
by R M Kriete
September 28th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 29775

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

"If it's just a quarter inch and dries out afterwards it may not be much. We'll see."

What's the forecasted amount?
by R M Kriete
September 27th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't like QPR
Replies: 51
Views: 2032

Re: I don't like QPR

I was told there would be no math!
by R M Kriete
September 26th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Tuscany Late November
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Tuscany Late November

Julius L wrote:
September 25th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Flying out tomorrow evening for an 8 night stay in the Montalcino area with 9 winery visits booked. According to online weather reports, temperature range of upper 40's overnight to upper 70's during the day with one day of rain.
Running account please [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
September 24th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Tuscany Late November
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Tuscany Late November

Just got back from spending 2 weeks in Italy. Weather was wonderful. San gimignano is magical after dark. We went around dusk for dinner and then walked back through town after dinner. All the tour buses were long gone. Florence after dark is wonderful as well. 2 weeks in Italy and this is all we g...
by R M Kriete
September 12th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Kutch
Replies: 52
Views: 3075

Re: 2016 Kutch

Not sure why "Bigger is Better Napa Cab Jim" even reviews pinot??
by R M Kriete
September 11th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2059
Views: 194161

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

robert creth wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Can we all agree that there is nothing more to be gained by discussing this guy?
Recommend you don't open this topic anymore. Those who want to, can. Everyone is happy!
by R M Kriete
August 30th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 29775

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Steve Edmunds wrote:
August 29th, 2018, 10:35 pm
I feel for you Casey! Umm; how old are you? :-P
I'm guessing 5 years too young [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
August 29th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)

Thought St. Innocent was still building the new winery?
by R M Kriete
August 22nd, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park Wine List Help
Replies: 41
Views: 2582

Re: Eleven Madison Park Wine List Help

Was there in March. We skipped the $175 wine pairing and opted for the "Reserve" wine pairing....I think $300? Was fantastic! And Somm kept coming back asking us if we wanted a bit more.
by R M Kriete
August 7th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SFChron: Esther on Monastrell/Graciano ScrewUp in Paso
Replies: 15
Views: 946

SFChron: Esther on Monastrell/Graciano ScrewUp in Paso

Drew Goin wrote:I don't believe that Larry intended any ill-will with his comment, as his thousands of posts will present an overwhelming recurrence of polite discourse, the tone always civil and modest.
I believe Larry is incapable of anything other than civility....let's run him outta here!
by R M Kriete
July 16th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An interesting article re 100% Whole Cluster Pinot Noir discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 2716

An interesting article re 100% Whole Cluster Pinot Noir discussion

Todd Hamina wrote:I think a large factor is how much of a control freak the winemaker is and how they roll with the punch downs.
Fixed it for you [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
June 27th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roy Piper price increase
Replies: 95
Views: 7041

Roy Piper price increase

I don't even look to Napa anymore for wines. What's the point? Find a wine you like and you can afford maybe two? Luckily, lots of other regions/wines that I can afford to drink on more than an annual basis.
by R M Kriete
June 20th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TomDeBiase on the move...
Replies: 5
Views: 364

TomDeBiase on the move...

Wait...so who did I meet in Healdsburg a few years ago?
by R M Kriete
June 14th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Parkerization Lie
Replies: 180
Views: 7136

The Big Parkerization Lie

[quote="Kris PattenWinemakers and owners chose to chase that, Parker never asked them too...pandering to one person's taste is recipe for disaster. Making best product you can is success. No different than choosing to buy 2 page, full year, full color ad in Spectator to garner a score.[/quote] Given...
by R M Kriete
June 7th, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trier Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Trier Germany

Is 15 months too young for wine tasting? Could make for some epic naps!
by R M Kriete
June 6th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trier Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Trier Germany

Flying to Germany for a last minute wedding in July. Will spend a few days in Trier prior to the wedding in Ansbach. I will have my 15 month old granddaughter in tow. Any kid friendly things to do in Trier?
by R M Kriete
May 24th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit? Update: Trip report.
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit?

[quote="Jeff Vaughan"] Can anyone recommend a good lunch spot in or close to Neive? I don't recall seeing any recommendations for restaurants in Neive. quote] Recommend tasting at Castello di Neive....they have a nice little restaurant affiliated with the winery that we found to be quite good when w...
by R M Kriete
April 19th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars - 100pts!
Replies: 35
Views: 3450

Patricia Green Cellars - 100pts!

First? I've been giving 100 point scores to PGC wines for years [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
April 6th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Wine List
Replies: 33
Views: 3001

Eleven Madison Wine List

Did the Reserve Wine pairing 2 weeks ago....well worth the tariff and paired impeccably with the courses!
by R M Kriete
March 30th, 2018, 6:06 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 29775

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

You guys looking good from a water standpoint with the recent rains?
by R M Kriete
March 26th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?
Replies: 84
Views: 3637

Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?

Todd Hamina wrote:They rent out my kitchen. Very tasty.
Glad to see SOMEONE using it [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
March 21st, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming trip to Saint Emilion
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Upcoming trip to Saint Emilion

Try Ch Fonplegade: Château Fonplégade offers private tastings by advance appointment. Due to our modest production and intimate setting, please call or send us an email to schedule your appointment, we will do our best to accomodate your request. Château Fonplégade 1 LIEU DIT FONPLEGADE 33330 SAINT ...
by R M Kriete
March 12th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Consider Barbera A "Serious" Grape?
Replies: 145
Views: 3830

Do You Cosider Barbera A "Serious" Grape?

Drinking a 2015 Castello di Neive Barbera that is fantastic! We visited there last June and while the winemaker felt Nebbiolo should be “left alone” (ie. minimal manipulation, large casks), he felt Barbera benefited from more TLC. He used newer oak and barriques. It was by far the best Barbera of ou...
by R M Kriete
February 28th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern's as solo diner [with update]
Replies: 85
Views: 7677

Bern's as solo diner [with update]

I'm going to be driving through Tampa on a Saturday towards the end of March. Unfortunately, no reservations until 11pm on the day we are looking at. If we show up right at 5 do we have a good chance of getting a spot at the bar or getting a table? Would love to try some of their offerings but need...
by R M Kriete
February 23rd, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern's as solo diner [with update]
Replies: 85
Views: 7677

Bern's as solo diner

. A final note: I found it notable how few people seemed to be taking advantage of the wine program. The bar had one guy who was drinking '93 Ponsot CdlR and DRC solo. But the rest, other than myself, were drinking martinis or beer, except two groups who were drinking The Prisoner. The first rule o...
by R M Kriete
February 23rd, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous scoring on Aldo Conterno,Vendetta or Reality?
Replies: 91
Views: 4559

Vinous scoring on Aldo Conterno,Vendetta or Reality?

Michael S. Monie wrote:Let me see if I understand. Accuse a person of malfeasance, and then let them prove that they are not. Yeah, that's the ticket!
Sadly, not limited to just wine critics these days.
by R M Kriete
February 17th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to Buy Littorai BUT....
Replies: 49
Views: 2981

Want to Buy Littorai BUT....

They priced themselves right off my buying list. Too many other quality wineries offering better value.
by R M Kriete
February 12th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody know where...
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Anybody know where...

We got ours from here and it is truly amazing: https://www.winecountrycraftsman.com/shop/old-grape-vine-art.php Edited to add - here's ours: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/269971_966028399234_1394948_n.jpg?oh=fcacc230c7f5ed43184ebf92bdba9c36&oe=5B125E6A Scott, Nailed it. Thanks!!

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