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by Erik Rachwalski
January 17th, 2021, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 67
Views: 2293

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

Great topic - I've been struggling with this myself the past year or so & what to sock away... I knew 18 was solid for BDX/Burg but wasn't sure how 19 would turn out, so my approach initially was conception occurred in '18 :) stocked up on BDX futures/Burg GC/1ers (will add a few Cali cabs too)....
by Erik Rachwalski
December 19th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Quilceda Creek bottles/mags
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: FS: Quilceda Creek bottles/mags

Update for 1 sold
by Erik Rachwalski
December 19th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2841

Re: Truffles 2020

Anyone have some favorite recipes to share using winter black truffles? I have some coming this week and will make the “typical” dishes - eggs, capellini... I need to expand my recipe collection

Thanks
by Erik Rachwalski
November 18th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Quilceda Creek bottles/mags
Replies: 1
Views: 615

FS: Quilceda Creek bottles/mags

Continuing to thin cellar & clear up some space for pending deliveries All bottles 750ml unless specified & these are the estate bottles (4 bottles listed separately are the Galitizine vineyard & priced accordingly), all held in off-site professional temperature/humidity controlled facil...
by Erik Rachwalski
July 10th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Alban Vertical x27b, price drop
Replies: 3
Views: 645

FS: Alban Vertical x27b, price drop

Price drop -> open to cash + small trade I’m thinning cellar & clearing up some space for pending deliveries. -All bottles 750ml unless specified & sold as single lot -All held in off-site professional temperature/humidity controlled facility in Chicago since delivery (these haven't moved an...
by Erik Rachwalski
July 10th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Groffier Sentiers/Haut Doix Lot x15 - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 490

FS: Groffier Sentiers/Haut Doix Lot x15 - SOLD

I’m thinning cellar & clearing up some space for pending deliveries. Prefer to sell as 15 bottle lot All bottles 750ml unless specified, all held in off-site professional temperature/humidity controlled facility in Chicago; purchased via reputable Chicago retailer & HDH. Usual rules apply an...
by Erik Rachwalski
July 10th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Cali Chard Lots - Rhys, Kgaard - price drop
Replies: 2
Views: 784

FS: Cali Chard Lots - Rhys, Kgaard - price drop

Updated for final/only price drop I’m thinning cellar & clearing up some space for pending deliveries. All bottles 750ml unless specified, all held in off-site professional temperature/humidity controlled facility in Chicago; purchased via mailers. All below WS Pro Low/Average. Usual rules apply...
by Erik Rachwalski
March 25th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suntory/Buffalo Trace Bottle code deciphering?
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Suntory/Buffalo Trace Bottle code deciphering?

I’m inventorying some bourbon and whiskey - I realized I didn’t mark down the years of many of the bottles I purchased... anyone know how to decipher the codes on Suntory/Buffalo Trace bottles (I.e. hakushu/Yamazaki/hibiki & BTAC/Weller/Pappy). Or is there another way? Any help is appreciated Th...
by Erik Rachwalski
August 11th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 4522

Re: 2008 champagne question

Thanks for posting this crickey - Similiar questions/dilemma... Not trying to hijack the thread... for the well versed Champy drinkers/collectors, where would you place Bollinger in regards to the 3 above? At ~125/b, and “great scores”, seems like an ok idea for me to throw some in the back of cella...
by Erik Rachwalski
July 13th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SQN 22 bottle lot
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

Re: SQN 22 bottle lot

Bump
by Erik Rachwalski
June 4th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SQN 22 bottle lot
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

SQN 22 bottle lot

Making some room in the cellar & thinning some SQN - looking to sell the following as a single lot (22 bottles in total; all bottles are 750s from mailer). Stored in offsite, professional, climate/humidity controlled cellar. Normal payment/shipping terms apply. Local (Chicago) preferred 4.7k 201...
by Erik Rachwalski
February 26th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB 1-2 tix: Suckling's Great Wines of Italy tasting, Chicago on 3/4/19
Replies: 1
Views: 225

WTB 1-2 tix: Suckling's Great Wines of Italy tasting, Chicago on 3/4/19

If anyone has some extra tickets or can't make James Suckling's Great Wines of Italy tasting in Chicago on 3/4/19, please let me know - I'm interested in a few. Thanks E (Suckling's website undergoing maintenance so couldn't post link) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-wines-of-italy-2019-chicago-w...
by Erik Rachwalski
January 18th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Stout Tasting - Snack/Food Pairings?
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: Stout Tasting - Snack/Food Pairings?

Appreciate all the comments, thank you
E
by Erik Rachwalski
January 16th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Stout Tasting - Snack/Food Pairings?
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Stout Tasting - Snack/Food Pairings?

I'm hosting my first larger stout tasting (15-20 bottles, BCBS, Surly, C/KBS, Darklord, etc) - wondering if anyone had recs on food/snack pairings, etc? This won't be a dinner, just hanging out -> I'm the "amateur" beer guy of the group, the rest are "pros", so gotta bring my A g...
by Erik Rachwalski
June 3rd, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Green Egg Newbie - Lump Charcoal Suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

Green Egg Newbie - Lump Charcoal Suggestions?

Thank you for all the feedback/recs... should be an exciting week - now just to decide to cook :)
by Erik Rachwalski
May 31st, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Green Egg Newbie - Lump Charcoal Suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

Green Egg Newbie - Lump Charcoal Suggestions?

So I finally put my big boy pants on and splurged for a Green Egg... any experts have suggestions on lump charcoal? Is there a huge difference among brands? My buddy swears by Rockwood and others' say Royal Oak... any suggestions are appreciated. I'd prefer shipping to my house if possible If you ha...
by Erik Rachwalski
September 25th, 2017, 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Balsamic visits/Restaurant suggestions in Modena
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Balsamic visits/Restaurant suggestions in Modena

Appreciate all the suggestions - working on the itinerary... thank you
by Erik Rachwalski
September 19th, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Balsamic visits/Restaurant suggestions in Modena
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Balsamic visits/Restaurant suggestions in Modena

Looking for suggestions for balsamic tours in Modena (will be there for ~2 days late next month following Piedmont) - was hoping to do something private/semi private at small producer(s)... been using visitmodena website but there's about 30 producers listed... needless to say - would like to purcha...
by Erik Rachwalski
September 19th, 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Copenhagen hotels
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Copenhagen hotels

We stayed at Admiral Hotel - on water, few blocks from nyhavn/mermaid... initially we thought about 71 Nyhavn but opted for Admiral (I forget why)

Preferred Geranium over Noma for high end... relae solid, no. 2 was a nice surprise, kodbyens was major disappointment (due to dismal service)
by Erik Rachwalski
September 14th, 2017, 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Piedmont winery etiquette - purchase?
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Piedmont winery etiquette - purchase?

Thank you gentlemen... great comments and ideas
by Erik Rachwalski
September 11th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Piedmont winery etiquette - purchase?
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Piedmont winery etiquette - purchase?

We're heading to Italy for 2 weeks in October - starting in Alba/Piedmont for 4 days... I'm currently setting up some visits to various producers... just wanted to get some advice about Italian etiquette at the wineries? Is there an expectation to buy? Is it generally rude not to buy? or is it rude ...
by Erik Rachwalski
June 10th, 2017, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Total Wine for 16 BDX futures
Replies: 10
Views: 1020

Retailer Check: Total Wine for 16 BDX futures

Anyone buy Bordeaux futures with these guys before? Wondering if they produce and provenance ok? They offer 50% down for 16 BDX futures which seems appealing, but I got burned from PC so a bit hesitant

Appreciate thoughts/comments, thanks
by Erik Rachwalski
March 30th, 2017, 2:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO/Trade: Heady Topper
Replies: 1
Views: 622

ISO/Trade: Heady Topper

Anyone in northeast.. Looking for 2 fresh 4 packs of Heady Topper for sis-in-law's birthday... I can do Chicago area brews for trade (Half Acre, Revolution, Pipeworks, etc), vino or cash...

PM if you can help me out, thank you
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by Erik Rachwalski
March 30th, 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beer Trading Feedback
Replies: 212
Views: 26888

Beer Trading Feedback

Anyone in northeast.. Looking for 2 fresh 4 packs of Heady Topper for sis-in-law's birthday... I can do Chicago area brews for trade (Half Acre, Revolution, Pipeworks, etc), vino or cash...

PM if you can help me out, thank you
e
by Erik Rachwalski
December 8th, 2016, 5:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Weller 12
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

ISO: Weller 12

i missed recent releases due to work, PM me if you have some extra
thanks
by Erik Rachwalski
July 5th, 2016, 8:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Weller 12
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

ISO: Weller 12

Thanks for the info, and appreciate Alan's generosity... PM sent
by Erik Rachwalski
June 24th, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Weller 12
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

ISO: Weller 12

Almost completely out, looking reasonably priced Weller 12

Please PM, thanks
by Erik Rachwalski
February 27th, 2016, 3:39 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Thinning - priced to move
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Cellar Thinning - priced to move

still thinning - updated for another sale
by Erik Rachwalski
February 2nd, 2016, 11:55 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Thinning - priced to move
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Cellar Thinning - priced to move

more stuff removed following sale
by Erik Rachwalski
January 26th, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Barkas Coffee from Denmark - need a favor from the Danish members
Replies: 0
Views: 112

WTB: Barkas Coffee from Denmark - need a favor from the Danish members

any members in Denmark able to help me out with a favor for my father in law? looking for a few bags of Barkas coffee I had there recently & brought back to the US...

not sure if this is the best forum or I should post in Epicurean

PM me & we can talk specifics... thank you
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by Erik Rachwalski
January 8th, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Thinning - priced to move
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Cellar Thinning - priced to move

updated with new pending & sold bottles
by Erik Rachwalski
January 3rd, 2016, 1:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Thinning - priced to move
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Cellar Thinning - priced to move

removed sold bottles & new pendings
by Erik Rachwalski
November 22nd, 2015, 5:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Thinning - priced to move
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Cellar Thinning - priced to move

updated to remove sold bottles & some price reductions
by Erik Rachwalski
November 14th, 2015, 10:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Thinning - priced to move
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Cellar Thinning - Mostly Cali, Burg, etc

updated with pending sales
by Erik Rachwalski
November 13th, 2015, 2:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Thinning - priced to move
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Cellar Thinning - priced to move

I’m thinning cellar & clearing up some space for pending deliveries. All bottles 750ml unless specified, all held in off-site professional temperature/humidity controlled facility; purchased via reputable retailers, mailers & auction. Almost all relatively below WS Pro. Prefer to sell a mini...
by Erik Rachwalski
April 1st, 2015, 8:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2013 SQN Resiste White x6 - sold
Replies: 1
Views: 330

FS: 2013 SQN Resiste White x6 - sold

Thanks for all the interest, these have been sold
by Erik Rachwalski
March 30th, 2015, 12:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2013 SQN Resiste White x6 - sold
Replies: 1
Views: 330

FS: 2013 SQN Resiste White x6 - sold

6 available at cost (happy to break up in 3+3), won't ship until Fall, but payment now via check, paypal. Buyer to assume risk & and additional costs for shipping. Preference to Chicago area buyer or buyer taking all 6bottles

PM is best
thanks
by Erik Rachwalski
February 18th, 2015, 9:43 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: LaPaulee Grand Tasting Ticket x1
Replies: 0
Views: 98

WTB: LaPaulee Grand Tasting Ticket x1

My plan changed and I'll be flying out to NYC afterall, looking to buy one ticket (at face value) to LaPaulee Grand tasting for next Saturday

Please let me know asap
Thanks
Erik
by Erik Rachwalski
November 22nd, 2014, 5:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS Pappy, Stagg, Handy
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

FS Pappy, Stagg, Handy

Where are you located?
by Erik Rachwalski
September 24th, 2014, 5:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Can't miss restaurants in Key West?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Can't miss restaurants in Key West?

heading to key west in a few months, any can't miss restaurants while i'm there with my wife? doesn't necessarily need to have a great list... much rather be drinking some beers & rum

thanks for any suggestions
by Erik Rachwalski
June 23rd, 2014, 9:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicagoan's- Rhys tasting??
Replies: 101
Views: 4271

Chicagoan's- Rhys tasting??

I'd be interested if your date changes again (will be in NYC from july 15-21) - I can do almost any other night in July

I'm pretty well stocked with Rhys from 06-10 (with a handful of Alesia's in 04/05)
by Erik Rachwalski
May 21st, 2014, 10:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Ideas on Spanish Brandies not available in US?
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Ideas on Spanish Brandies not available in US?

Over in Spain for a few weeks & my father asked me to pick him up a higher end Spanish brandy not available in the US, anyone have any ideas? I'd say he prefers Lepanto/Carlos 1 - not a fan of Mendoza, Torres, dAlba I found a bottle of Lepanto Aulum but its 300euro (only 200 bottles supposedly a...
by Erik Rachwalski
February 17th, 2014, 5:51 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Domaine Leroy NSG 2004 x1-2 (Chicago area preferred)
Replies: 0
Views: 86

WTB: Domaine Leroy NSG 2004 x1-2 (Chicago area preferred)

Looking to buy 1-2 bottles of 2004 Domaine Leroy NSG... Chicago area preferred (need pretty urgently for tasting at end of Feb)

Also open to trades

thanks - please PM
by Erik Rachwalski
October 2nd, 2013, 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hilton Head, SC restaurant recs?
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Hilton Head, SC restaurant recs?

Thanks for all the recs!!!

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