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by Mike Maguire
November 11th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5333

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Thanks for the notes, 2014 is my youngest granddaughters birth year so she gets one, will probably open the other next June for 50th anniversary champagne.gif
by Mike Maguire
November 10th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Paloma Merlot from the recent fire sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1193

Re: TN: 2012 Paloma Merlot from the recent fire sale

Kris Patten wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Don't know it, best outside WA, who flat out makes better Merlot than CA, IMO is Beringer Bancroft Ranch, outside of the trophy wines.

1994-1997 still awesome.
Agree Kris, most under appreciated varietal in Wa.
by Mike Maguire
November 10th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Saxum James Berry Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles)
Replies: 10
Views: 690

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

Thanks for the note John, I was looking at these in the cellar, will hold off a couple more years. [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
November 8th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Berserker Abroad...
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: A Berserker Abroad...

Great read Anton, makes me want to get on a plane! [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
October 31st, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424694

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Will be in Astoria in a few hours, planning on Fort George and Buoy, an others? Have not been, but have good things about Reachbreak. IIRC, brewer/owner is from DeGarde. Thanks Scott, I’ll check them out.Stopped at FG today had a Lager in the Rye, really floral and a great finish, and Bourbumpkin a...
by Mike Maguire
October 31st, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424694

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Will be in Astoria in a few hours, planning on Fort George and Buoy, an others?
by Mike Maguire
October 28th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First 2012 cristal offering i've seen
Replies: 27
Views: 2039

Re: First 2012 cristal offering i've seen

Frank Murray III wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 10:54 am
I saw the offer, too.

I bought my 2008s at Costco, and at $250 a pop when tax is folded in, I'm not rushing now to blow up my budget on doing these 2012s pre-arrival. I'm going to wait for Costco to offer them down the road.
Ditto!
by Mike Maguire
October 26th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pairing for Beef Pho
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Wine Pairing for Beef Pho

My go to comfort food, an ice cold tall Sapporo does it for me.
by Mike Maguire
October 16th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 298
Views: 14794

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I was traveling most of the day and didn’t check my email til 3pm, nothing to buy.Have bought every offering of O&F since the beginning.One of the newbies can have my spot I guess. Joel made it clear in the announcement that it was first come, first served for limited wines. I guess I didn’t look a...
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1271

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

Anton D wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Wasted 2 minutes I’ll never get back🙈
It took you two minutes to read this thread?
I’m old! neener
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 298
Views: 14794

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I was traveling most of the day and didn’t check my email til 3pm, nothing to buy.Have bought every offering of O&F since the beginning.One of the newbies can have my spot I guess.
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1643
Views: 93877

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I bit for a couple, Grandkids college graduation coming up🎓
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1271

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

Wasted 2 minutes I’ll never get back🙈
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2464

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Pat Martin wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 4:58 pm
A Rubin Stein wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 3:40 pm
The auction market is softening.
True that. But I’ve still found K&L’s free estimates quite good. Either they’re conservative to begin with or they’ve successfully recalibrated.
Had good luck with K&L a few years back.
by Mike Maguire
October 15th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1895

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

Previous investor in a winery, a bit more serious in a distillery .
by Mike Maguire
October 5th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine and spirits being aged decade+ should use organic
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: wine and spirits being aged decade+ should use organic

The Aflac duck comes to mind
by Mike Maguire
October 2nd, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: TN: 2005 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

Have a 3L of Harrison Hill queued up for Thanksgiving, will post notes [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
September 25th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 48
Views: 3767

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

Paul McCourt wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 7:31 am
I'll be buying a few again.

I have some 15 and 16 set aside for my daughter's college graduation dinner in May down at William & Mary!
[thumbs-up.gif]
by Mike Maguire
September 22nd, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Minnesota Wine Cellar Home Assistance Requested
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Minnesota Wine Cellar Home Assistance Requested

Don’t take it personal, just sell the house and move on.We did that with our last house.The people that bought it had no interest in the wine cellar but paid 20k over asking.We did the happy dance and moved on.
by Mike Maguire
September 19th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Pappy 12 (Lot B), WL Weller's 12 (old bottle), Forged Oak, Old Fitz 12

Cost and location would be helpful, board references?
by Mike Maguire
September 19th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache Day, Sept 20
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: Grenache Day, Sept 20

Easy choice, 2013 LaRata [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
September 5th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?
Replies: 50
Views: 1831

Re: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?

Anton D wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 8:24 am
Wow!

I watch for 'double retail' and don't order if a wine tops that.
+1
by Mike Maguire
September 4th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

Bud Carey wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 11:20 am
Been looking forward to this one!
Me too, love the wines
by Mike Maguire
August 14th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5450

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Not familiar with mckinlay, but a local shop has the base pinot for $17 so I'll give it a shot. Hi Joe, The base WV is ok but it’s a different world from the vineyard designates and the Special Select. In 2008 when the recession hit, Matt Kinney, owner/winemaker for McKinlay had recently bought a v...
by Mike Maguire
August 13th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5450

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Bethel Heights
Colene Clemens
McKinlay, these age effortlessly
by Mike Maguire
August 8th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1643
Views: 93877

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Vilmart? Yes please!
by Mike Maguire
August 7th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds

Three f'n weeks and nobody has any corned beef rounds. I'm having withdrawal symptoms that Carrie is trying to stave off with homemade Kung Pao Chicken, Tacos, pasta and slow cooked tri-tip with veggies. I want my corned beef round with hot sweet mustard and corned beef on rye sandwiches the next d...
by Mike Maguire
July 13th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 3109

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

As for me I have been a longtime Vilmart fan, long before they became a WB darling,I don’t perceive overt sweetness across their whole portfolio of wines.
by Mike Maguire
July 10th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 3109

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Conclusion, as always drink what you like and ignore the hype.
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pasta maker
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

Re: Pasta maker

By pasta maker are you referring to something that rolls the dough or something,that mixes the dough for you? The Marcato Atlas 150 is what I use for sheeting thedough and it's great. If you want to make extruded shapes that's a whole different ballgame and you'll need some fairly expensive equipme...
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pasta maker
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

Pasta maker

Any recos for a good quality, easy to use pasta maker.
Thanks ahead of time
by Mike Maguire
June 27th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7035

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Everything in moderation has worked for me for 70+ years of life , food ,exercise, and alcohol.I have tried to leave a less complicated life since retirement, so far so good. [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
June 16th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3875

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

etomasi wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 4:13 pm
I would just lock it.
This
by Mike Maguire
June 11th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 5586

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Mark Y wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Alrighty!
Disagree , they will be fine , freezing will only suck moisture from the meat.Before you jump on me I was a butcher once a upon a time
by Mike Maguire
June 9th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1643
Views: 93877

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Any idea of how to access your orders pending fulfillment?
by Mike Maguire
June 7th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 31
Views: 916

Re: LA beer help

Mike, how were your beer travels in Los Angeles ? Interested on your perspective of our burgeoning local beer scene. Cheers, Bud My son and I had our non beer drinking spouses with us so we only made it to Monkish and MT. the beers were very good across the board.The goods news is his company’s US ...
by Mike Maguire
June 5th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5333

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Robert M yers wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 4:50 pm
I already have one in the cellar champagne.gif
How do we entice you to open it up and spill the beans...that’s the problem with onesies I guess. I’m guilty of holding them too long.
If my remodel ever ends, that might be cause!
by Mike Maguire
June 5th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5333

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

I already have one in the cellar champagne.gif
by Mike Maguire
June 5th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1643
Views: 93877

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Frank Murray III wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Terry is great, and she has been in Envoyer as long as I have been a customer, way back to the days when they were off Oso and I-5 in South OC. She works the back of the business, so all of the shipping, order fulfillment, etc. She's terrific.
A big +1
by Mike Maguire
May 27th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 4419

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

Call me a homer, but. If talking qpr I’ll take Washington all day every day!!! what would you say is some of the best in the 90-120 range, besides QC Leonetti comes to mind, for near term drinking I like most of the Januik lineup.For wines that will go 10+ Years I would recommend Andrew Will, Woodw...
by Mike Maguire
May 26th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3428
Views: 186937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Adam Noble wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 6:10 am
Andrew is correct. With all due respect to Kris (who's a hell of a good guy), WA State just sucks for liquor purchases.
Big +1

I have been finding a few gems in Oregon state stores
by Mike Maguire
May 25th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Good beer website
Replies: 20
Views: 867

Re: Good beer website

Re Tavour, they have a local pickup option which mitigates the shipping cost for us locals. I’ve had a weeks worth of options and only purchased a 4 pack wso we will see.
by Mike Maguire
May 25th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Good beer website
Replies: 20
Views: 867

Re: Good beer website

Mike, if you want a $10 credit, plug in my promo code of 246916 or use this referral link to sign up. (I have no idea what I get when referring someone, but hey you get $10.) https://www.tavour.com/referral?referred_by=246916 Thanks Eric, It might not work since I have already signed up and bought ...
by Mike Maguire
May 23rd, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 31
Views: 916

Re: LA beer help

Mike Maguire wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 6:34 pm
Thanks Bud, I will report back [cheers.gif]
Will make me feel right at home [highfive.gif]
by Mike Maguire
May 23rd, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 4419

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

Call me a homer, but. If talking qpr I’ll take Washington all day every day!!!
by Mike Maguire
May 22nd, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 31
Views: 916

Re: LA beer help

Thanks Bud, I will report back [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
May 21st, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 31
Views: 916

Re: LA beer help

Any love for Mumford?
by Mike Maguire
May 21st, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Good beer website
Replies: 20
Views: 867

Re: Good beer website

Joe, nice! I have a fridge that is constantly more full of beer than it should be thanks to Tavour. How does it work Eric? Are they located in Seattle? Thanks! Think Garagiste for craft beer. 2 offers per day of interesting, quirky things. You build up a crate and then ship it for a flat fee. You c...
by Mike Maguire
May 20th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 31
Views: 916

Re: LA beer help

Thanks for the great recos.We will be staying in Westwood Memorial Day weekend so we should have plenty of time
to hit most if not all.
by Mike Maguire
May 20th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Good beer website
Replies: 20
Views: 867

Re: Good beer website

Eric LeVine wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Joe, nice! I have a fridge that is constantly more full of beer than it should be thanks to Tavour.
How does it work Eric? Are they located in Seattle?
Thanks!

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