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by Mike Maguire
April 17th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 77
Views: 2153

Re: What's your house champagne?

Anything Vilmart.
by Mike Maguire
April 15th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

I stashed a few mags and 3L over the years, it’s time to take inventory.I think the new owners are now making the wines, but Bob is probably still consulting, though I think he might have a new project brewing.
Sorry David I didn’t look upthread [wow.gif]
by Mike Maguire
April 13th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 82
Views: 3682

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 7:28 am
Yeah. My guess was close to double that. A bit more than Ron’s though I dont recall the exact. Oh well. I had a friend guess 16,000 though so don’t feel too bad.

Congrats Mike! Look forward to your note. ;)
Not shipping til Nov. we might all have one then.Look for an email in June
by Mike Maguire
April 12th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 82
Views: 3682

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Ron Slye wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Oh wow -- congratulations Mike! What was your guess?
Thanks Ron, 2364
by Mike Maguire
April 12th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 82
Views: 3682

Re: Cayuse Weekend

One magnum of Champagne coming my way, that’s right we won the bottle cap challenge! champagne.gif champagne.gif
by Mike Maguire
April 8th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 82
Views: 3682

Re: Cayuse Weekend

We arrived at Cayuse right at 10:00 and there was already a line to get in. But Christophe was outside with a glass of rose and entertaining the crowd. So far my best discovery was Revelry. Their Aerial Series Block 18 Syrah 2014 is just amazing. The new winery building is impressive. Their rose is...
by Mike Maguire
April 6th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 82
Views: 3682

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 7:22 pm
The champagne is pinot meunier (at least primarily). Next years production will be double.

Appreciate the reccos from folks on new places to try.
100% Pinot Meunièr
by Mike Maguire
April 6th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 82
Views: 3682

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Went to Elephant Seven, serious bang for the buck, the whole cluster Syrah is really stunning.Top to bottom I would recommend the whole lineup.Though I have bought the wines before I had never met Josh, class act with a clear vision on what he wants to accomplish.
by Mike Maguire
April 6th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 82
Views: 3682

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Ron Slye wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 9:56 am
It sounds like the champagne will be offered to the list on a lottery basis. Sort of like hors categories I think.
You are correct Ron, 1,000 magnums champagne.gif Good news is there will be increased production going forward
by Mike Maguire
April 6th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 82
Views: 3682

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Ron
We got there around 2 and it was not crowded at all.My favorite was the Widowmaker, plush brooding cab.Got to talk with Christophe quite a bit about his upcoming Champagne release.I thought all the wines were as good as I have tasted since the 07 and 10 vintag
by Mike Maguire
March 26th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164488

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Edward H. Earles wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Oops, sorry. My comment still applies though; the hardest place to find it, is where it's made!
My middle son was in Louisville over the weekend and he said he looked at several places, no dice.On the upside he found the OF 1920 at Costco and Weller12, wait for it, at Target [wow.gif]
by Mike Maguire
March 26th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164488

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Easy to find in Wa.
by Mike Maguire
March 18th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 82
Views: 3682

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Leonard Taylor wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Go to Sleight of Hand especially if Andreas Food Truck is there for some voodoo fries.
Big +1
We are staying next to the winery, will be able to stumble home after the party’s Fri. & Sat champagne.gif
by Mike Maguire
March 17th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Patty’s Day Pairings - thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: St. Patty’s Day Pairings - thoughts?

Redbreast Cask strength 12yr for me. [wow.gif]
by Mike Maguire
March 13th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Possibly the best $13 bottle
Replies: 64
Views: 5853

Re: Possibly the best $13 bottle

The definition of an every day drinker, pleasant and delicious but not compelling.
by Mike Maguire
March 13th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heeee's Back - Gary V.
Replies: 32
Views: 2099

Re: Heeee's Back - Gary V.

I did love his dad in those videos, other than that not interested.
by Mike Maguire
March 13th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377446

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

JeromeHan wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 2:54 pm
My first ever Modern Times beer. And if this is representative of their quality, I am looking forward to trying much more from them.

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The nitro version of Black House is very good as well, with an added coconut profile
by Mike Maguire
March 6th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Potential Wineries to Visit in Napa
Replies: 41
Views: 2558

Re: Potential Wineries to Visit in Napa

John Webber wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 11:40 am
David Long, proprietor at David Arthur, is a great guy and can make one heck of a tasting experience if he is hosting that day. Great views there too.

Haven’t been in a few years, but it was a great tasting and David was super cool, did I mention the tequila [wow.gif]
by Mike Maguire
March 6th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California 2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5422

Re: California 2017

Just awesome Roy, thanks for the insight.
by Mike Maguire
March 6th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 7533

Re: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread

I signed up around 2001-2, got an offer 2013, $2250 for 3 bottles, I told them to stick it where the sun don’t shine,
Probably not my smartest move.!
by Mike Maguire
March 5th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 316
Views: 26853

Re: Rye

Alan Eden wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Also picked up the Willet 6 year boubon, hoping its close to the 9 year which was awesome
The 3 year is well worth the $45 tariff.I was able to get the 6 year for $60 when in Chi-town last Christmas.
by Mike Maguire
March 4th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164488

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I have had it, thanks to a generous berserker, it is quite good though I would never pay $200 for it.Picked up a bottle of Belle Meade 12 yr ,it reminds me of OF 1920 with a hint more oak.Very tasty!
by Mike Maguire
March 2nd, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California 2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5422

Re: California 2017

Hi Greg, The pleasure was mine, Falltacular is such a special event. I'm glad you liked the Starscape, I loved seeing the clonal differences in your Pinots. Was the secret block Pommard or Martini? AFA 17. I understand what you are saying. But, spotty is not Heat spikes + smoke damage = Eeek hitsfa...
by Mike Maguire
March 2nd, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California 2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5422

Re: California 2017

Bud Carey wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 6:21 am
Good answer, Bruce!!!
+1
by Mike Maguire
February 22nd, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164488

Re: The Bourbon Thread

If anything I have noticed a bit of mellowing , pretty darned good all the way through the bottle
by Mike Maguire
February 22nd, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164488

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Old Ezra 7yr, nice pour and hides the heat of 117 proof well. $40
by Mike Maguire
February 22nd, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Merry Edwards sold
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: Merry Edwards sold

I agree with Hank’s take .I think it is a good thing that Roederer purchased it rather than some Mega corp.I think quality will stay at a high level.
by Mike Maguire
February 22nd, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Merry Edwards sold
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Merry Edwards sold

Roederer has purchased Merry Edwards, should be a good thing.??
by Mike Maguire
February 19th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 9437

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Order in, glad to see the Moon Mountain Cab back.
by Mike Maguire
February 17th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377446

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Altar from Floodland.Just a pleasure to drink, somewhat citrusy on the finish with a hint of hops.Actually a hoppy fragrance on the nose as well.I wish I had more, my son and I killed 2 750’s in about 15 minutes.Not overly complex , just really good beer.
by Mike Maguire
February 16th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 481
Views: 32945

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

All I can say is [truce.gif] [truce.gif] [truce.gif] [truce.gif] [truce.gif] [truce.gif]
Enough already we are better than this.Let this die.
by Mike Maguire
February 14th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?
Replies: 37
Views: 1781

Re: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?

Thanks for the explanation Greg.
by Mike Maguire
February 14th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?
Replies: 37
Views: 1781

Re: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?

I bit on some 2015 Cab and 2016 Merlot, I have always been a big fan of the Merlot
by Mike Maguire
February 14th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?
Replies: 37
Views: 1781

Re: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?

T Welch wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 9:26 am
Mike Maguire wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 9:12 am
Does anybody remember the late harvest dessert wine they used to make?I think it was Viogneir.Man that was some seriously good stuff, had a catchy name that I can’t remember.
Mistelle, aka Liquid Panty Remover.
[winner.gif] That was it and it was!!
by Mike Maguire
February 14th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?
Replies: 37
Views: 1781

Re: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?

Does anybody remember the late harvest dessert wine they used to make?I think it was Viogneir.Man that was some seriously good stuff, had a catchy name that I can’t remember.
by Mike Maguire
February 13th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?
Replies: 37
Views: 1781

Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?

Had a 375 of the 2015 Pride Cab in Maui last week, really nice Napa Cab.I bought a lot of this stuff in the late 90’s and early 2000s and loved it.
by Mike Maguire
February 10th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who bottles salmanazars or balthazars in Napa/Sonoma/Norcal?
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Who bottles salmanazars or balthazars in Napa/Sonoma/Norcal?

I would check out Pride, I bought a few 9L in the early 2000’s.
by Mike Maguire
February 9th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 7:50 am
There’s a lot of great breweries in SD but not having a car might limit you.
Modern Times should be a must.
by Mike Maguire
February 6th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé
Replies: 24
Views: 509

Re: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé

Had one tonite, just Ok for me.Worth the $40 , I suppose.
by Mike Maguire
February 6th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1725

Re: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!

[thumbs-up.gif]
by Mike Maguire
February 6th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164488

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Vuk K wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Found the 130 Four Roses at my local haunt, $210 all in even with our F____ taxes
That's decent. The sad thing is, anything less than secondary valuation is now considered a solid deal. :(
So True!
by Mike Maguire
February 6th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164488

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Found the 130 Four Roses at my local haunt, $210 all in even with our F____ taxes
by Mike Maguire
February 6th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164488

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Hello All, I'm letting go of about 25% of my California Cult Cabernet collection and would consider trade for good Bourbon. Im getting into allocated bourbons, so trying to leverage my wine collection to do it. As many of you know, the California cult labels are the founding members of the Napa val...
by Mike Maguire
February 6th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4138

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

I don’t have a huge sample size, but I would give the edge to Burgundy.Many more memorable Bourgogne Rouges
Than entry level Ore. Pinots.Now the level tilts Ore. when you go +$50-100.
by Mike Maguire
February 6th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx question
Replies: 25
Views: 808

Re: FedEx question

Travis Fantz wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 8:32 am
I have fedex deliver to a Kinkos. It is wonderful. It is usually later in the day because they are picking up at the location. But I know it is in a safe environment and I can go late at night or the next day.
This works well for me as well.
by Mike Maguire
February 3rd, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164488

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Picked up a bottle of the Kirkland Small batch Tennessee Bourbon out of curiosity, it’s really quite good lots of Carmel and spice and hides the 103 proof well, no bite whatsoever.Around $50 per liter in Wa. Cheaper in every other state.I’ll buy again when I’m in Oregon or Illinois.
by Mike Maguire
February 1st, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7926

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

alan weinberg wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 6:17 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 4:39 pm
No wine, just stuff from Nola
me, too, plus coffee.
There was coffee? [head-bang.gif]

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