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by Mike Maguire
July 13th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2613

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: 2613

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
Topic: Pasta maker
Replies: 9
Views: 373

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
Topic: Pasta maker
Replies: 9
Views: 373

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: 131
Views: 5680

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: 3688

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
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 3932

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: 1535
Views: 79957

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: 631

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: 56
Views: 3401

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: 56
Views: 3401

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: 1535
Views: 79957

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: 4153

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: 3381
Views: 172945

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: 19
Views: 557

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: 19
Views: 557

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: 631

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: 4153

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: 631

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: 631

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: 19
Views: 557

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: 631

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: 19
Views: 557

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!
by Mike Maguire
May 19th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 31
Views: 631

LA beer help

Any can’t miss places beside Monkish and MT ? Will be there next weekend
Thanks!
by Mike Maguire
May 19th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3381
Views: 172945

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Legent-any one heard of or tried it? It's a Bourbon collaboration between Fred Noe of Jim Beam and Shinji Fukuyo of Suntory. I picked one up and tried it last night. Not amazing, and it seemed like I could tell the influences of Bourbon and Japanese whisky on it. Not too hot, pretty well polished f...
by Mike Maguire
May 19th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3803

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

Never have felt the need, probably my age but I know where every bottle is and consumption window.
by Mike Maguire
May 11th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2356

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

I always have Ste. Michelle Indian Wells on hand, very good for $12
by Mike Maguire
May 2nd, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1693

Re: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

Awesome Todd, since I fly almost exclusively on Alaska. [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
April 29th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3381
Views: 172945

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Just picked up a bottle of Legent, Fred Noe and Shinji Fukuyo colab, bourbon just out of curiosity.Will report back. Ok here you go, for $40 I would buy again, If I were to guess it tastes like a high rye mash bill.It is hard to describe but a very nice pour, I think the blending was expertly done, ...
by Mike Maguire
April 29th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 827

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Always love your dinner and wine notes Noel, stay well my friend.
by Mike Maguire
April 28th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you rank the five first growths
Replies: 54
Views: 2327

Re: How would you rank the five first growths

Latuor, period!
by Mike Maguire
April 26th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Friendly Restaurants in Seattle
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Wine Friendly Restaurants in Seattle

I have hosted several wine dinners at Wild Ginger and highly recommend it.Menu is certainly Asian centric but you can easily find something for everyone’s taste.The wine service is impeccable and corkage is usually negotiable, buy a couple bottles off the list.
by Mike Maguire
April 25th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New WA winery opening- owned by Bodegas Valdemar
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: New WA winery opening- owned by Bodegas Valdemar

Thanks for the info Travis.We stopped in at Feliciana while in WW, very good Spanish varietals.Picked up some Tempranillo that was quite good as well as a really nice Estate Malbec, well priced!
by Mike Maguire
April 23rd, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 85
Views: 4456

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Surprise Surprise. Magnum arrived today,beautiful packaging and cool wooden case.Sorry,I won’t be popping this one anytime soon.A nice inscription from Christophe,though I need a translator champagne.gif
by Mike Maguire
April 17th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3419

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: 20
Views: 781

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: 85
Views: 4456

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: 85
Views: 4456

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: 85
Views: 4456

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: 85
Views: 4456

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: 85
Views: 4456

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: 85
Views: 4456

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: 85
Views: 4456

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: 85
Views: 4456

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: 3381
Views: 172945

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: 3381
Views: 172945

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: 85
Views: 4456

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: 469

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: 6195

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: 2291

Re: Heeee's Back - Gary V.

I did love his dad in those videos, other than that not interested.

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