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by JoeD
December 2nd, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Home Cellar Suggestions/Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: More Home Cellar Suggestions/Questions

Brian - maybe something like this?
by JoeD
November 12th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: TN: 2018 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas

Love these wines as well. The winemaking/understanding of site/vine age has increased the quality of these wines over the last decade. The earlier versions were all good, and are still drinking well, but you can see the improvements. Paul and Jackie are great people; glad to see this success! Here a...
by JoeD
October 28th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Good BYOB options Lake George NY area?
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Good BYOB options Lake George NY area?

Hi Mike - long time; hope you are well. A handful of years ago, we did a group dinner at the sagamore, and they let me bring a bunch of bottles. I'd call them...
by JoeD
October 21st, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering
Replies: 24
Views: 2158

Re: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering

Bill - I hereby challenge you to a BrisketOff.

Ps: Looks great!!! Nice work guys
by JoeD
October 13th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2311
Views: 90209

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

All i've noticed is that some of the 'louder' members of this thread have 20+ boxes in the holding locker... I'd assume those jokers are causing the delays.
by JoeD
September 25th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $500 Heitz Martha's?!?
Replies: 27
Views: 2311

Re: $500 Heitz Martha's?!?

Yes - Buzz. I remember buying 2001 Bella Oaks direct from Heitz for $32 about a decade ago. What a deal
by JoeD
September 14th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 95
Views: 4615

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

In for 16 total, with the Wear a Mask red still to ship with them. Anyone open an 18 Legends yet? Oh yes, I've had about a dozen bottles over the last year. Starting to unwind a little, it will be rewarded with patience. The last glass of every bottle was the best. If you decide to open one now, ma...
by JoeD
August 5th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11761

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

53 bottles of 2018 D&R Legends
by JoeD
July 21st, 2020, 3:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 1999 Musar. (Cringe - worthy?)
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: TN 1999 Musar. (Cringe - worthy?)

How was the VA on your bottle(s)? I’ve had bottles that show great; while some could remove nail polish...
by JoeD
May 9th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: <Pending>'12-15 CarlisleZin for sale - DC area
Replies: 1
Views: 458

<Pending>'12-15 CarlisleZin for sale - DC area

Howdy - A bunch of Carlisle for sale. Well made, historic vineyards, high CT scores. I like the wines - Just have too much. All direct purchases, stored @55. Will ship if buyer sends label (I have styro) title transfers to you/ at own risk. Will do local handoffs in DC/NOVA region, socially distant ...
by JoeD
November 7th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 2522

Re: time to talk turkey

Heritage turkey around 12-15lbs. Brine for 12hrs. Dry in fridge for 1 day. Dry rub and evoo. Compound butter under skin. Beer can style (pear juice goes REALLY well) on the BGE, indirect - start with some mild apple smoke, raise temp to 325ish for majority of cook, hotter to finish/crisp skin toward...
by JoeD
October 29th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking for people interested in getting paid for hosting wine tastings via video chat
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Re: Looking for people interested in getting paid for hosting wine tastings via video chat

I nominate board member Bobby Gilbane; this seems like something he would accel at. Depending on the fees rendered, costumes could be involved.
by JoeD
October 22nd, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 81
Views: 6761

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

sandler or wilde farm
by JoeD
October 3rd, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 21
Views: 3204

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

Mr Lewis: Given the comparative scarcity of this D&R wine, that would not be a fair trade.
by JoeD
September 24th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 3083

Re: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs

Hi All - We are headed to the Four Seasons Ko Olina in Kapolei - any recco's on that side of the island?
by JoeD
September 14th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

I had a run of 06 mayacamas merlot bottles with a similar blob. Someone on this board suggested pectin. Also Harmless
by JoeD
August 5th, 2019, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small BBQ: 62 Lafite, 74 HB, 78 Martha’s etc
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: TN: A small BBQ: 62 Lafite, 74 HB, 78 Martha’s etc

Noah - thanks for hosting! You did a great job with the Pastor and the Flannery taste off. The 'big 4' you described well. I also enjoyed the Cameron, Leroy, ESJ, Jadot Mag, L'anglore Tavel. Thanks for having us over!
by JoeD
August 2nd, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 77
Views: 5799

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Hi Marc, Yes, that's right after the blues won... long history of phish & Hockey going back to the Vermont days (Legion of Doom line late 90s). I believe Trey played prep at Taft. AS for the 18s - yes, I tasted them all out of barrel in March. Some really interesting stuff coming. The carignane is d...
by JoeD
August 2nd, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 77
Views: 5799

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

These are some of the best D&R wines to date! Hardy knocked it out of the park with the 18s.

and yes, thank you Evan :)
by JoeD
June 13th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty be Rowdy
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Dirty be Rowdy

Pro Tip: do NOT sleep on the 18s
by JoeD
June 13th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

a remember some years ago, there was a weirdo rolling around DC with "NAPACAB" or something like it.
by JoeD
June 12th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2311
Views: 90209

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Hey All - is the plan to still do this weeks tasting on Bobbys catamaran? Docks in front of the wharf @ 1pm?
by JoeD
June 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1722

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

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by JoeD
May 18th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2311
Views: 90209

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

see everyone in a few hours, the waygu brisket just came off the egg. should be able to time it perfect for burnt ends.
by JoeD
May 13th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2311
Views: 90209

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Interesting weekend, for sure. Who would have thought a '85 groth reserve mag would taste like "100 points", while a '97 Harlan tasted like Sherwin Williams.

when is VatanaThon?
by JoeD
May 7th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 25
Views: 2113

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

Ethan - what is your use case for Propane? Not judging in any way - but you noted you already have a BGE. Do you not like direct grilling on Charcoal? Too long to heat? I have an egg which I use for most things, but people always ask me if I still have a propane grill. I do not see how I would use i...
by JoeD
May 6th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2311
Views: 90209

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Smart move on the last minute change in venue - the weather held out, chef's lamb shanks were awesome, and a good time was had by all! Im a big time Chave fan!!!

whats up next?
by JoeD
May 1st, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2311
Views: 90209

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

What time is everyone starting this weekend? Still doing "masters of the Northern Rhone" theme?
by JoeD
April 29th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2311
Views: 90209

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

We really should get that 30 years of Dominus dinner on the books.
by JoeD
April 25th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs over time - 2016 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas - amazing stuff, crazy QPR
Replies: 27
Views: 1485

Re: TNs over time - 2016 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas - amazing stuff, crazy QPR

Nice note Todd. I find these Alturas, especially young, are much more expressive day 2 & 3 of being open. I opened a vertical of the 2009-2016 about a year ago - all showed well. Paul & Jackie are really dialing in their style, understanding of the site - things are headed in a great direction. Here...
by JoeD
April 24th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: my Ultramarine for Dom/Krug MV
Replies: 0
Views: 379

WTT: my Ultramarine for Dom/Krug MV

I ended up with too many bottles of 13 & 14 Ultramarine. Open to trade offers for Krug MV, Dom, or other interesting champagnes. Located in DC.
by JoeD
April 11th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paradise Island-Bahamas
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Paradise Island-Bahamas

Busting out an old thread...

Anyone been to Atlantis recently? Any feedback to share on food, drinking, etc?

Has anyone brought wine to Bahamas? I see you are allowed to bring 1L of HARD Booze, but nothing about a case of wine... can I just pay a duty and cruise through?
by JoeD
April 10th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 465
Views: 50202

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Thanks, Mark. These are tiles 36" * 6" pieces @ $4-5/FT2. So far, holding up great.
by JoeD
April 10th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 465
Views: 50202

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Here is mine. Designed by me, lots of help from contractors, and my father in law on the racks. 11' x 10' x 6'4" maybe 1400ish bottles total mix of case on the bottom to max space (think stuffing cases in the corners), double-deep single racks on top. https://i.ibb.co/tC43rC5/IMG-1976.jpg
by JoeD
April 4th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 72
Views: 4357

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

Jordan, welcome. Here is my journey, maybe a decade in.... At first, I lived in a condo. I bought a 85 bottle glass unit, filled it up. Next I got a Eurocave from WE on sale, 200ish bottles, filled it. Boxes of wine on the floor everywhere. Then I started renting a locker offsite, then a 2nd one. I ...
by JoeD
April 1st, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Gone - thanks~
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: TreeHouse and Trillium DC

updated
by JoeD
April 1st, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Gone - thanks~
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Gone - thanks~

Hey All - due to a little mix up.... my brother called me and asked if I want any TreeHouse & Trillium, and my reply was "Sure bring me 10 cases." He did. After this weekend I have 9.25 cases left, which is too much according to my wife. Your price is what he paid. DC only, no shipping. Will conside...
by JoeD
March 30th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 3516

Re: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle

I wouldn’t hesitate to go with something like Bedrock OV Zin @ $20ish
by JoeD
March 19th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy - Winter Revival Case
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: Dirty & Rowdy - Winter Revival Case

I am psyched these are starting to ship. The '18s are super fun wines! PS- If anyone ever needs to reach me quick, the email on the contact page goes to my inbox and the phone #on the website is my cell. I can usually text back quickly. 'Fun' is an understatement.... the 18s are VERY good!
by JoeD
September 28th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Invino Offer on Tensley Syrah
Replies: 25
Views: 1710

Re: Invino Offer on Tensley Syrah

I picked up a few cases for my parents, friends, cellar defenders.... Larry it was the '15 SBC Syrah. Crazy deal!
by JoeD
September 27th, 2018, 5:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CT microbrews
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: CT microbrews

Trillium is planning a farmhouse brewery in No Stonington. Might be some time, however: https://www.boston.com/news/beer/2018/0 ... onnecticut
by JoeD
August 10th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finally Found A Use For It
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Finally Found A Use For It

This reminds me of the time I blinded some of my wine friends two bottles of Silver Oak Napa. They loved them. That opinion held until everyone saw what they were, and claimed that they knew better.

Long story short, use these bottles to humble your friends.
by JoeD
August 10th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rack - 2 deep options
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Wine rack - 2 deep options

Those look exactly like the racks used inside the Vinotemp. I am sure there is a OEM that makes them somewhere. Have you thought about making them? NOt sure if your handy at all. That would be a pretty easy & quick build. You could also use heavy duty cardboard tubes and simply stack them - some boa...
by JoeD
July 19th, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV

I think what Jeb is trying to say here is that he thinks Kirkland Champ is >>> UltraMarine. While I recently had this bottle of Kirkland, and only picked up a little bit of tropical frozen pits, I do see where he is coming from. Even those with a elementary-level understanding of Economics can see t...
by JoeD
June 26th, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicagoland cellar: shopping for a skinny glass door
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Chicagoland cellar: shopping for a skinny glass door

Mark - check with mobile home parts stores, they might have something similar to what you are looking for.
by JoeD
June 1st, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All of the Halcon Alturas!
Replies: 6
Views: 734

All of the Halcon Alturas!

Last weekend, after a few shot bottles of older Beaucastel, I wanted something fresh and fun. One thing led to another, and I decided to open a complete vertical of Halcon Alturas. Overall, every vintage showed great, with no bad bottles. I think these wines generally taste better after 24-48 hours ...

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