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by Mike Heyse
December 17th, 2017, 4:02 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Vinotemp VT200 (x2) & VT60 - SALE PENDING
Replies: 5
Views: 539

FS: Vinotemp VT200 (x2) & VT60

Thanks Nick. Meet halfway? I don't mind roadtrips...

Bump for adding the dimensions.
by Mike Heyse
December 15th, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Vinotemp VT200 (x2) & VT60 - SALE PENDING
Replies: 5
Views: 539

FS: Vinotemp VT200 (x2) & VT60

I believe they're from 2007. They had a couple of years' vacation in the middle though.
by Mike Heyse
December 15th, 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Vinotemp VT200 (x2) & VT60 - SALE PENDING
Replies: 5
Views: 539

FS: Vinotemp VT200 (x2) & VT60 - SALE PENDING

SALE PENDING Two Vinotemp VT200s and one VT60. $500/obo for each VT200, $300/obo for the VT60. $900 for both VT200s, $1100 for all three. The VT200s are designed to hold 160 bottles each. I managed to fit nearly 180 in each by removing half of the racks and double stacking bottles. Basically essent...
by Mike Heyse
November 14th, 2017, 6:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, Saxum, Rivers Marie, QC, Mayacamas, & Pride
Replies: 6
Views: 990

FS: Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, Saxum, Rivers Marie, QC, Mayacamas, & Pride

Clint S Q U I E R wrote:You’re drinking too much your Excellency. Fiddlesticks.
Never ask a Navy man how much he's had to drink. [rofl.gif]
by Mike Heyse
November 13th, 2017, 8:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, Saxum, Rivers Marie, QC, Mayacamas, & Pride
Replies: 6
Views: 990

FS: Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, Saxum, Rivers Marie, QC, Mayacamas, & Pride

Update - sale pending on I think every single remaining bottle. Which is nice. Total consciousness.

If there's something you were on the fence on here, now is the time to send an offer...
by Mike Heyse
November 13th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, Saxum, Rivers Marie, QC, Mayacamas, & Pride
Replies: 6
Views: 990

FS: Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, Saxum, Rivers Marie, QC, Mayacamas, & Pride

Bump for sales updates. Get 'em while they're hot... wait, no, that's bad for wine. Just, well, get 'em.
by Mike Heyse
November 12th, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shipping as a regular Joe
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Wine Shipping as a regular Joe

No relationship on which to rely... But thanks for all of the tips!
by Mike Heyse
November 12th, 2017, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shipping as a regular Joe
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Wine Shipping as a regular Joe

Thanks Dale! Yes, the squeak is a dead giveaway. I have some internal-cardboard shipper boxes...
by Mike Heyse
November 12th, 2017, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shipping as a regular Joe
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Wine Shipping as a regular Joe

Funny that the UPS thread popped up... I need to ship some wine across state lines ASAP and I'd love some advice on how best to do so. Legally would be nice, too. My parameters: I am in MD; I have an office in DC so I can ship from there if that helps. I am not ITB. I have friends who are ITB; haven...
by Mike Heyse
November 12th, 2017, 7:25 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, Saxum, Rivers Marie, QC, Mayacamas, & Pride
Replies: 6
Views: 990

FS: Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, Saxum, Rivers Marie, QC, Mayacamas, & Pride

Buying a house that needs major renovations, so I need to raise some capital. All prices below include delivery within a reasonable distance of Baltimore/DC. The more you buy, the farther I'll go. Longer-distance shipping might be possible, details TBD. Negotiable on case discounts, and on all price...
by Mike Heyse
December 7th, 2016, 5:36 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)
Replies: 39
Views: 5740

Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)

One more... La Food Marketa - Quarry Lake
by Mike Heyse
December 6th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)
Replies: 39
Views: 5740

Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)

And another! Alma Cocina in Canton. Small fee, amount unknown.
by Mike Heyse
December 6th, 2016, 1:14 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)
Replies: 39
Views: 5740

Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)

And another... Sushi Hana (three locations; $10 per bottle; just confirmed). My go-to sushi place in the area.
by Mike Heyse
December 6th, 2016, 1:03 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)
Replies: 39
Views: 5740

Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)

Wow, been a while. Not a whole lot to add, sadly, though The Food Market in Hampden allows corkage (IIRC, it was $25 per bottle; nice stems; been a while since I tested it out though). No on Citron. Has anyone tried at Woodberry Kitchen?
by Mike Heyse
August 29th, 2014, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do young people tend to shy away from wine?
Replies: 225
Views: 7459

Why do young people tend to shy away from wine?

Great thread. To start, I'm 36 and have been "into" wine for about 7 years now; that's when I started collecting, anyway. I see 3 main reasons for the OP's hypothesis, and this is based on my own development as a wine drinker: 1) they're not old (i.e. worldly and financially capable) enough yet to h...
by Mike Heyse
August 26th, 2014, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/American Canyon Earthquake - MASTER THREAD (and how to help)
Replies: 261
Views: 8868

Napa/American Canyon Earthquake - MASTER THREAD (and how to help)

I was at the Natural History Museum in DC yesterday, and they have the real-time global earthquake monitor posted next to a video screen showing where they're happening and the strength. About 70% of the 20+ visible entries were "northern California."
by Mike Heyse
August 26th, 2014, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/American Canyon Earthquake - MASTER THREAD (and how to help)
Replies: 261
Views: 8868

Napa/American Canyon Earthquake - MASTER THREAD (and how to help)

Schrader reports all OK.

Has anyone heard from Morgan or Chris at Bedrock? I know their operations are strewn across the valley, but I believe their main barrel storage is much further north. I emailed Chris this morning but no response.
by Mike Heyse
August 26th, 2014, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/American Canyon Earthquake - MASTER THREAD (and how to help)
Replies: 261
Views: 8868

Napa/American Canyon Earthquake - MASTER THREAD (and how to help)

I hope Oregon and Washington wineries are properly prepared for the 9.0+ quakes that the Cascadia fault generates every few hundred years (and is overdue for) No one is prepared for that. No one. And no one is prepared for the much larger quake that will hit the Bay Area somewhere - next year, or 5...
by Mike Heyse
August 26th, 2014, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Release
Replies: 47
Views: 4169

Sojourn Release

I've been buying Sojourn for several years but have taken a break lately. I started comparing the value to Rivers Marie, Carlisle, and Bedrock, and it just wasn't there for me. That said, every single bottle I've opened has been stellar. I'm glad to have over a dozen left in my cellar from past vint...
by Mike Heyse
June 26th, 2014, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3555
Views: 339437

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Update on the CdR Elegie bottles... just had my last one last night and I have to say it was pretty solid. Looking back at past comments, apparently the wine was remarkably inconsistent. So either this was one of the good ones, or it's finally come together. My prior one was not so good. Popped n' p...
by Mike Heyse
June 10th, 2014, 11:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2012 Carlisle Sodini Zinfandel x 12
Replies: 2
Views: 159

FS: 2012 Carlisle Sodini Zinfandel x 12

Thanks, Ken. I'm well aware of that. First time selling on here, so I figured I'd start small. I'm also raising capital elsewhere.
by Mike Heyse
June 10th, 2014, 9:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2012 Carlisle Sodini Zinfandel x 12
Replies: 2
Views: 159

FS: 2012 Carlisle Sodini Zinfandel x 12

Trying to raise a little capital for my fledgling clothing line (see avatar). Has been stored in my cellar since receipt. $450 for the case, or $240/half case; both O.B.O. No trades, please. Prefer local sale, and will deliver for free within 50 miles of Baltimore. Buyer assumes all shipping/flawed ...
by Mike Heyse
June 2nd, 2014, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So much for wine being a good investment
Replies: 37
Views: 2388

So much for wine being a good investment

Wine is an excellent investment in my happiness.
by Mike Heyse
May 30th, 2014, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone ever tricked a wine snob by refilling a bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 2683

Anyone ever tricked a wine snob by refilling a bottle

I think it's funny that people ascribe malice to this type of endeavor. I've sadly only done a couple of blind tastings, but they were both humbling for a lot of the participants. I had a Kendall Jackson beat out a BV GdL, for example. But it's not about malice, to me anyway. It's about understandin...
by Mike Heyse
May 29th, 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader Boar's View Vineyard?
Replies: 42
Views: 3634

Schrader Boar's View Vineyard?

I agree, I'm torn. TRB pinot is typically a no brainer. Which is probably why this is $125. Definitely can't swing 6 right now with my start up project (see jacket to the left) just getting under way.
by Mike Heyse
May 29th, 2014, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader Boar's View Vineyard?
Replies: 42
Views: 3634

Schrader Boar's View Vineyard?

Wow. I don't think I've ever paid $125 for a bottle of Pinot. Of course, Schraders are the most expensive bottles I own, so this is not a total shock. Not sure I'm getting an allocation (I assume I will because I got the email), but if anyone wants to split it, PM me.
by Mike Heyse
May 28th, 2014, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader Boar's View Vineyard?
Replies: 42
Views: 3634

Schrader Boar's View Vineyard?

Short notice... release in a few days. Anyone have a concept of the price of this? Schrader = hate to ask.
by Mike Heyse
March 1st, 2014, 1:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DC Area Offline - March 2014 (now maybe April)
Replies: 36
Views: 1978

DC Area Offline - March 2014

Due to the large number of drop-outs, and my own schedule making this a challenge to pull off now, unfortunately we should reschedule. April is actually quite flexible for me. The 12th, 19th, and 26th are all open as of now.
by Mike Heyse
February 22nd, 2014, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release 2014
Replies: 309
Views: 18182

Bedrock Spring Release 2014

Jason, passing on that cab would be a mistake. I'd bet you could even turn it around later at a profit if you decide it's not worth it.
by Mike Heyse
February 18th, 2014, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release 2014
Replies: 309
Views: 18182

Bedrock Spring Release 2014

Ugh. I got an email announcing the 2014 offering a couple of weeks ago. Thought I made the list. Even got a promo email a couple of days ago. Today, no email, and when I go straight to the website, no allocation. Well, I got my answer. I guess I should "praise" Bedrock for the quick response, but t...
by Mike Heyse
February 18th, 2014, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release 2014
Replies: 309
Views: 18182

Bedrock Spring Release 2014

Andy.Cohen wrote:Interesting... didn't get the email, but hit the website and could order my allocation....
Andy, mine went to spam originally.
by Mike Heyse
February 18th, 2014, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release 2014
Replies: 309
Views: 18182

Bedrock Spring Release 2014

Release is at 10 AM Cali time. You've got about 2 hours to go Joe.
by Mike Heyse
February 12th, 2014, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines from the White House's 2014 French State Dinner
Replies: 46
Views: 3126

Wines from the White House's 2014 French State Dinner

Ah, the politics of wine. I love it. Perhaps this is posted in the wrong forum!
by Mike Heyse
February 12th, 2014, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines from the White House's 2014 French State Dinner
Replies: 46
Views: 3126

Wines from the White House's 2014 French State Dinner

2011 La Proportion Doree, a Semillon sauv-blanc blend, roughly $65/bttl (misattributed on the menu as being from Napa; it's Sonoma Coast sauce) 2009 Long Shadows Chester Kidder Red Blend, Columbia Valley, roughly $40-50/bttl NV Thibaut-Jannison Blanc-de-Chardonnay (bubbly), VA, about $30/bttl. Somew...
by Mike Heyse
February 12th, 2014, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release 2014
Replies: 309
Views: 18182

Bedrock Spring Release 2014

Psyched as usual for this offer. Having made the Schrader list this year, Bedrock provides the perfect perspective as to how crazy that wine is, and why I should probably just sell what I bought from Schrader. Bedrock is so consistently good, if not great, and an absurd value in comparison to Schrad...
by Mike Heyse
February 12th, 2014, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Carlisle Release
Replies: 138
Views: 10555

2012 Carlisle Release

Also got the Sodini offer. A lot of it! Snagged a case out of sheer excitement to be off the waiting list of one of the wines that got me into this hobby in the first place (through a few local friends who've been on the list for years). Now what to do with a case of this stuff...
by Mike Heyse
February 10th, 2014, 7:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DC Tasting Groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

DC Tasting Groups?

Noah, most of the ones I've found are pretty established and not accepting new members. Such as folks like us who are relatively new to collecting. But if you wanted to start a new one I'd bet you'd find some interested folks here. Like me!
by Mike Heyse
February 10th, 2014, 7:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DC Area Offline - March 2014 (now maybe April)
Replies: 36
Views: 1978

DC Area Offline - March 2014

Bump... please confirm if you've not done so already. PM or post here is fine. See 1/23 post above for the list.
by Mike Heyse
February 6th, 2014, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot
Replies: 16
Views: 871

TN: 2010 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot

John, great note. I hope you don't take offense as I took the good hearted liberty of bloviating your note Wineberseker/Cellartracker style. it's all in good fun. great wines btw. Deeply aromatic with an amazing red fruit attack both on the nose and on the palate of fresh strawberries and boysenber...
by Mike Heyse
January 24th, 2014, 6:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DC Area Offline - March 2014 (now maybe April)
Replies: 36
Views: 1978

DC Area Offline - March 2014

Robert, done. Mo, I'll keep you on a waitlist but we're capped at 12 for this one. Hopefully we'll do this again soon, assuming this one goes well.
by Mike Heyse
January 23rd, 2014, 7:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DC Area Offline - March 2014 (now maybe April)
Replies: 36
Views: 1978

DC Area Offline - March 2014

OK, so far I have: Me Darryl P (+1), Jay Winton (+1) Peter Lowet - tentative David Ehrlich Art Kuo Robert Johnnston (+1) Issac James Baker If we keep this to non-spouses, then we're at 8. My wife is a maybe; with her that's 11 so room for either 4 more or 1 more. If anything changes please let me kn...
by Mike Heyse
January 21st, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Schrader Release
Replies: 137
Views: 12277

2012 Schrader Release

I wonder if they're not actually sold out; the inventory could be all out of whack based on people placing 4-packs into their cart and then the site crashing on them. If the inventory doesn't "re-acquire" those 4 packs, they'd run out in a flash. I got to the point of adding the wine to my "cart" pr...
by Mike Heyse
January 21st, 2014, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Schrader Release
Replies: 137
Views: 12277

2012 Schrader Release

This is why I hate the first-come, first-served model. Like they're not going to sell out within a week. Plus it hurts longtime customers who might, for example, be on a plane like a friend of mine is right now, and thus unable to order (he's probably missing out on Rivers Marie). Edit - order compl...
by Mike Heyse
January 21st, 2014, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Schrader Release
Replies: 137
Views: 12277

2012 Schrader Release

Looks like the entire site is toast now.
by Mike Heyse
January 21st, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Schrader Release
Replies: 137
Views: 12277

2012 Schrader Release

Website is killing me.
by Mike Heyse
January 20th, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Schrader Release
Replies: 137
Views: 12277

2012 Schrader Release

Ah, ok then. A friend of mine gets offered Sparky every year. Didn't realize that some in wave 1 didn't get it. Thanks for the info.
by Mike Heyse
January 20th, 2014, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Schrader Release
Replies: 137
Views: 12277

2012 Schrader Release

I agree; based on this promo package, I'm guessing the allocations we get will likely be a 6 pack with a Sparky option. Maybe. Fingers are crossed. Anyone on wave 1 get this brochure?
by Mike Heyse
January 16th, 2014, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Schrader Release
Replies: 137
Views: 12277

2012 Schrader Release

I'm in wave 2 as well; last year I think this was wave 3 (same time of year). Given the volume of wine produced from 2012, I'd bet the offer will be more than just a 2 pack offered to us. Doubtful that Old Sparky will be in the mix but you never know. Just get ready for that shipping bill... ouch (f...
by Mike Heyse
January 16th, 2014, 12:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DC Area Offline - March 2014 (now maybe April)
Replies: 36
Views: 1978

DC Area Offline - March 2014

Also, if you want to bring something to taste but not open/share completely, I have newly acquired a Coravin. Not sure how such a move would fare in a group of 12, but it would be interesting nonetheless!

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