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by Paul Miller
April 16th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 759
Views: 66838

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

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by Paul Miller
April 15th, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning first time trip to Santa Barbara County, tips/advice?
Replies: 38
Views: 1141

Re: Planning first time trip to Santa Barbara County, tips/advice?

Is there somewhere good in the area to ship wine home?
by Paul Miller
April 13th, 2021, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning first time trip to Santa Barbara County, tips/advice?
Replies: 38
Views: 1141

Re: Planning first time trip to Santa Barbara County, tips/advice?

There was some really good place we ate at a few years ago in Lompoc. It was on Highway-1 about at College. Can't find it on the map or remember the name, so maybe not around any more. Several wineries all recommended we eat there. There have been a number of places that have closed. Might have bee...
by Paul Miller
April 13th, 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning first time trip to Santa Barbara County, tips/advice?
Replies: 38
Views: 1141

Re: Planning first time trip to Santa Barbara County, tips/advice?

There was some really good place we ate at a few years ago in Lompoc. It was on Highway-1 about at College. Can't find it on the map or remember the name, so maybe not around any more. Several wineries all recommended we eat there.
by Paul Miller
April 12th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning first time trip to Santa Barbara County, tips/advice?
Replies: 38
Views: 1141

Re: Planning first time trip to Santa Barbara County, tips/advice?

larry schaffer wrote: April 6th, 2021, 10:31 pm Please reach out to me directly offline - more than happy to offer advice, etc

Cheers!
Email sent.
by Paul Miller
April 10th, 2021, 12:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Voyage Wine Glass Carrier by Grassl Glass
Replies: 37
Views: 1392

Re: Voyage Wine Glass Carrier by Grassl Glass

I may need to think about this. I didn't get the tubes, and I need something safe to keep them in from getting banged.
by Paul Miller
April 10th, 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Harrington Wines BD12: Love for the Lost ***OFFER EXTENDED!***
Replies: 26
Views: 1661

Re: Harrington Wines BD12: Love for the Lost ***OFFER EXTENDED!***

Anyone receive their wines yet or know when they're shipping? Better ping Bryan because he shipped to me immediately in SoCal and then a gift package to the east coast a week or so later. I'll pm you his email. Thanks. I did reach out, and he is sending to me next week. Appreciated. Got my wine tod...
by Paul Miller
April 10th, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy Question- can I drink the 2019s?
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Dirty & Rowdy Question- can I drink the 2019s?

Tom, As a newcomer to our wines, I do recommend opening these wines early just to get the feel- A 60-90 min decant usually does the trick. The Barbera is the lightest and highest acid in your order, the MSG is the mid-weight, and the Enz is the darkest. All of the 19 wines are light and bright. Pau...
by Paul Miller
April 10th, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Stereophonic Wine - BD12 Offers - Thank You WB!
Replies: 119
Views: 4491

Re: Stereophonic Wine - BD12 Offers - Thank You WB!

Anyone receive their wines yet or know when they're shipping? Hi Paul, I'll reach out to you via e-mail. I have started shipping to the midwest and east coast recently, but it's possible your e-mail wasn't on the main distro list. Thanks for speaking up! Cheers, Jason Got them. Thanks for the quick...
by Paul Miller
April 9th, 2021, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breakage Using Pulp Wine Shippers
Replies: 49
Views: 1726

Re: Breakage Using Pulp Wine Shippers

Michael Martin wrote: April 9th, 2021, 11:43 am The only breakage I think I have ever had was in styrofoam. The box was hit on the side and styrofoam broke, knocking out two bottles.
I've only had breakage in styrofoam, and when I opened the box, it looked like the styrofoam had dissolved into bits.
by Paul Miller
April 7th, 2021, 5:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1634
Views: 98862

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Hit 80 in Chicago today. Thawed out a wheat dough crust. Paired with Sandlands Red Wine.

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by Paul Miller
April 7th, 2021, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Spring release
Replies: 39
Views: 2211

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Spring release

Only two days left before ordering...the excitement mounts as I reread Hardy's amazing descriptions. The 2020 Brousseau Blanc makes the hair on my neck get up and dance. Thank you. The Brosseau Blanc might be my fav. D&R white of all time. It is my fav. 2020 for sure (Pre-Release this Thurs and...
by Paul Miller
April 4th, 2021, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!
Replies: 35
Views: 1600

Re: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!

Will Clements wrote: April 4th, 2021, 3:37 pm Wasn’t that the Mollydooker method?
The Mollydooker Shake
by Paul Miller
April 3rd, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!
Replies: 35
Views: 1600

Re: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!

Take a partial bottle, put the cork back in it, and shake the bottle.
by Paul Miller
April 2nd, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Harrington Wines BD12: Love for the Lost ***OFFER EXTENDED!***
Replies: 26
Views: 1661

Re: Harrington Wines BD12: Love for the Lost ***OFFER EXTENDED!***

brigcampbell wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 12:40 pm
Paul Miller wrote: April 1st, 2021, 2:56 pm Anyone receive their wines yet or know when they're shipping?
Better ping Bryan because he shipped to me immediately in SoCal and then a gift package to the east coast a week or so later.

I'll pm you his email.
Thanks. I did reach out, and he is sending to me next week. Appreciated.
by Paul Miller
April 1st, 2021, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 32
Views: 1368

Re: Cellar Tracker Down?

It's up-and-down. A little flaky. But I got my wines entered.
by Paul Miller
April 1st, 2021, 2:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Stereophonic Wine - BD12 Offers - Thank You WB!
Replies: 119
Views: 4491

Re: Stereophonic Wine - BD12 Offers - Thank You WB!

Anyone receive their wines yet or know when they're shipping?
by Paul Miller
April 1st, 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 32
Views: 1368

Re: Cellar Tracker Down?

Glenn P. wrote: April 1st, 2021, 2:37 pm I was just trying to log some new wines...don't realize how much you need it until its gone.
Same. About to add some wines, and got an error message. Oh well.
by Paul Miller
March 31st, 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?
Replies: 91
Views: 4092

Re: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?

So you’re saying putting these in the dishwasher is the preferred way?
by Paul Miller
March 31st, 2021, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso take II
Replies: 25
Views: 1295

Re: Paso take II

Has anyone been to Linne Calodo recently?
by Paul Miller
March 31st, 2021, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Done w/hibernating - Santa Barbara bound
Replies: 50
Views: 2202

Re: Done w/hibernating - Santa Barbara bound

We're looking into a trip the end of May. Want to hit this area and also Paso. Will definitely try to swing by Tercero again.
by Paul Miller
March 31st, 2021, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso take II
Replies: 25
Views: 1295

Re: Paso take II

Good notes. We're thinking about a trip there the end of May.
by Paul Miller
March 28th, 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy Question- can I drink the 2019s?
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Dirty & Rowdy Question- can I drink the 2019s?

Tom, As a newcomer to our wines, I do recommend opening these wines early just to get the feel- A 60-90 min decant usually does the trick. The Barbera is the lightest and highest acid in your order, the MSG is the mid-weight, and the Enz is the darkest. All of the 19 wines are light and bright. Pau...
by Paul Miller
March 28th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco

Nice note. I really enjoy Sagrantino, but you just don’t see much of it.
by Paul Miller
March 28th, 2021, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy Question- can I drink the 2019s?
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Dirty & Rowdy Question- can I drink the 2019s?

I popped a Barbera. HUGE mistake. I don’t think the wine was “bad,” but it was NOT in a good place. No amount of decant was going to coax it out. I Coravined the bottle. A week later, still half left. I don’t think it’s going to improve. I hope my second bottle is better. Going to let it sit. Weird...
by Paul Miller
March 27th, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy Question- can I drink the 2019s?
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Dirty & Rowdy Question- can I drink the 2019s?

I popped a Barbera. HUGE mistake. I don’t think the wine was “bad,” but it was NOT in a good place. No amount of decant was going to coax it out. I Coravined the bottle. A week later, still half left. I don’t think it’s going to improve. I hope my second bottle is better. Going to let it sit.
by Paul Miller
March 21st, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?
Replies: 55
Views: 2963

Re: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?

How many did you drink?
by Paul Miller
March 18th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chicago--where to eat near JW Mariott
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: Chicago--where to eat near JW Mariott

Acanto on Michigan Avenue near the museum. The Gage is also pretty good, and the restaurant under the Bean is not bad. Those are options if you really don’t want to venture very far.
by Paul Miller
March 17th, 2021, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: when drunk how to sober up ?
Replies: 71
Views: 4461

Re: when drunk how to sober up ?

Pedialyte Advanced+
by Paul Miller
March 15th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release
Replies: 178
Views: 16689

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release

I like the boxes and packaging
by Paul Miller
March 15th, 2021, 10:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"
Replies: 104
Views: 5328

Re: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"

I still prefer Burt Wolf for format and Anthony Bourdain for snark & attitude.
by Paul Miller
March 13th, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass / April 6th Update - DELIVERY TOMORROW
Replies: 265
Views: 16817

Re: Grassl Glass / March 11th UPDATE - Bottom of this post.

Got mine today. Whoa! These babies are light! My wife is freaked out.
by Paul Miller
March 13th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3259
Views: 226619

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2019 Bedrock, Zin, Noma Vineyard, Lodi
Lots of raspberry on the nose and palate. Raspberry, mocha, white pepper flavors.
I think I killed a baby.
by Paul Miller
March 13th, 2021, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: UPS/FedEx
Replies: 56
Views: 3438

Re: UPS/FedEx

And UPS just delivered my Grasl glasses
by Paul Miller
March 13th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: UPS/FedEx
Replies: 56
Views: 3438

Re: UPS/FedEx

Forgot to mention, but for the first time in a long time, the delivery man asked for my name, AND he actually made me sign!
by Paul Miller
March 13th, 2021, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: UPS/FedEx
Replies: 56
Views: 3438

Re: UPS/FedEx

My Bedrock, scheduled for Saturday, changed to Monday, just unexpectedly arrived!
by Paul Miller
March 13th, 2021, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: UPS/FedEx
Replies: 56
Views: 3438

Re: UPS/FedEx

I prefer UPS, both because the Track My Deliver feature, and because my driver is great - we've had a lot of quick chats, and he knows me so well that when he's busy he'll just ring the bell and leave my wine there without making me sign (my gf and I both work from home, so no danger of it sitting ...
by Paul Miller
March 12th, 2021, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine aged in mesquite
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Wine aged in mesquite

When I lived in Dallas, I had a Texas dessert wine that was "aged" in pecan. Was disgusting.
by Paul Miller
March 12th, 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 36
Views: 1588

Re: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

I like the metal/marble racks.

The wood - are those drawers?
by Paul Miller
March 11th, 2021, 4:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1634
Views: 98862

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

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by Paul Miller
March 11th, 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: Tercero Zoom Tasting (Clairette Blanche, Rose, Carignan, etc.)
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: WTN: Tercero Zoom Tasting (Clairette Blanche, Rose, Carignan, etc.)

My wife and I also did the 4oz bottles. Popped and poured. Hard to top David's notes, and I don't disagree with them. Just a few casual observations: 2020 Clairette Blanche - For me too, this was the first time I have ever had the varietal on its own, and Larry did a good job of discussing it. Very ...
by Paul Miller
March 11th, 2021, 11:35 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *CLOSED* Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer - all the new 2019's!
Replies: 103
Views: 6036

Re: *CLOSED* Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer - all the new 2019's!

Got my 4-pack the other day, and I just sat down to add into CT and to store the bottles. First, thanks to whoever created the profiles in CT, but more importantly, thanks Adam for the descriptors up front. Helps tremendously deciding where and how to store.
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by Paul Miller
March 10th, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 856
Views: 49956

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Alinea and Hopleaf both announced that they are soon to reopen.
by Paul Miller
March 9th, 2021, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?
Replies: 31
Views: 1254

Re: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?

Definitely agree with Trimach. I just cracked open a 2011 Cuvee des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre about two weeks ago with some spicy Asian crab and it was fabulous. The wine, at 10 years old, was at its absolute best! Trimbach is usually our go-to. Tercero Outlier tends to pair well. Also, some whites...
by Paul Miller
March 8th, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Truffle Hunters
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: The Truffle Hunters

Slightly off topic, but Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times journalist, posted on social media today that they found truffles on his family farm in Oregon. I’ve been roaming the forests here in Yamhill County, Oregon, all my life — and I discover only now that they’re loaded with truffles. We went ...
by Paul Miller
March 8th, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass / April 6th Update - DELIVERY TOMORROW
Replies: 265
Views: 16817

Re: Grassl Glass / March 8th UPDATE - Bottom of this post.

Got my UPS update. If they're in Naperville, maybe I can get them by Wednesday in Chicago so I can use on Larry's Tercero tasting that night.

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