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by Andy Steinman
July 7th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 1904

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Red:

Chambolle
Nuits St. George
Vosne Romanee

White:

Meursault
Puligny Montrachet
Chassagne Montrachet
by Andy Steinman
June 28th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1620

Re: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

1) Start with the crappiest crap job in the industry and learn the nuts and bolts from the bottom up. At each step, if you still love what you are doing and love the industry, keep going! Or... 2) Go do something different and get filthy rich, then buy a vanity project winery and get interviewed by...
by Andy Steinman
June 28th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1620

Re: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

Having made the transition from another industry and because (in addition to my partnership in Walter Scott) I do Winery and Vineyard Merger & Acquisition work for a living, I get asked this frequently. My response is twofold, and probably applicable to many professions: 1. Why are you interested in...
by Andy Steinman
June 20th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19143

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I don’t do business with companies whose business practices I disagree with. That means I will never set foot in a Hobby Lobby, for example. They made discrimination a part of their business. I don’t consider it to be a boycott - just a business decision. If they change their ways I would change my...
by Andy Steinman
June 20th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: TN: 1993 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

The early vintage DDO and Beaux Freres wines I have had also stood the test of time.
by Andy Steinman
June 15th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11835

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

The "overpaying at auction" is happening at lower price ranges as well.

I bid on a 17 low/middle range bottles at/above full retail (inclusive of Buyers Premium) in last week's Winebid Auction, seeking the convenience of one combined shipment.

I got sniped on all but 3.
by Andy Steinman
May 29th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Covid Antidote -- Mail Order Food From Different Cities
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Covid Antidote -- Mail Order Food From Different Cities

SZZimmermann wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 9:54 am


Any recommendations out there for Chicago deep dish that is available by mail order?
Giordanos https://giordanos.com

I have tried Edwardos and others from Goldbely - they were nowhere near as good.
by Andy Steinman
May 25th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 58
Views: 3714

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

c fu wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 8:46 pm


I’m guessing they are using ups cold chain for shipments
Exactly.

Warm weather Wolfpack shipments will be packed and sent under conditions that ensure wines reach members in proper condition.

We have no interest in "cooking" our wines!
by Andy Steinman
May 22nd, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 58
Views: 3714

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

I was pretty hyped by this and immediately signed up to support them, but I don't love how many of the wines have become "wolfpack only" now. I just convinced a friend to order a one-of-everything case and he wouldn't have been able to do that this week. I could see things like Rock Salt being club...
by Andy Steinman
May 19th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Tasting Rooms Reopening
Replies: 29
Views: 2243

Re: Oregon Tasting Rooms Reopening

The early days have gone well for most I've been in spoken with. Most everyone is operating on parameters including: Appointment/Reservation only 6 Foot Spacing between groups/tables Employees wearing masks at all times Guests expected to wear masks when arriving, "toileting" and leaving Guests have...
by Andy Steinman
May 3rd, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will California Tasting Rooms Reopen?
Replies: 43
Views: 2437

Re: When Will California Tasting Rooms Reopen?

An Oregon reopening is likely to be in phases with restaurants and tasting rooms in more rural parts of the state allowed to open sooner than those in more densely populated areas. There will be a "new normal" in terms of how people operate. The Oregon rules under consideration include a variety of ...
by Andy Steinman
April 29th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4173

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

An old friend aptly referred to his collection of a list-only "Cult Wine" accumulated over 25+ years worth vastly more than it's original cost as his "401W".
by Andy Steinman
April 15th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Benefit Cases - an update and a new Beneficiary
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Walter Scott Benefit Cases - an update and a new Beneficiary

The Walter Scott Benefit case program has been very successful, raising $3,100 for organizations that are helping different sectors of our communities during this crisis. It has been wonderful to see all of you come out to not only support Walter Scott, but also support our broader communities We u...
by Andy Steinman
April 2nd, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4386

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

alan weinberg wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 5:46 pm
d’Artagnan’s shipping costs are crazy. Try pasturebird.com.
Pasture Bird looks great!
by Andy Steinman
April 2nd, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4386

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Not exactly equivilant but I have been extremely happy with D'Artagnan's Green Circle Chicken.

One I'd avoid - Porter Road. Nothing bad, but nothing notable either.
by Andy Steinman
April 1st, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Food and Beverage Industry Relief Cases
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Walter Scott Food and Beverage Industry Relief Cases

While we hunker down at home, we are feeling helpless watching those we love lose their jobs and trying to save their businesses. We too have been scrambling to navigate the ever changing world, closing our winery to the public and hearing from our distributors who are struggling with the closure of...
by Andy Steinman
March 31st, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?
Replies: 41
Views: 2273

Re: What are doing to support restaurants during Covid19?

We are doing a weekly donation to a series of restaurant worker support efforts. Each week we are having a designated special and 20% of the proceeds will go to the designated group. We'll continue to post those on the Quarantine Relief forum. Another group being hit hard are the farmers who normall...
by Andy Steinman
March 27th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott La Combe Vert Mixed Case supporting Quarantine Relief for Independent Restaurant Workers
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Walter Scott La Combe Vert Mixed Case supporting Quarantine Relief for Independent Restaurant Workers

One of the things we've missed most during Quarantine is great nights of Food and Wine at local restaurants. The Quarantine has been very tough on our friends in the Restaurant Industry and we hope you'll join Walter Scott in making an effort to help! We are offering a mixed case of our 2018 Willame...
by Andy Steinman
March 26th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offer plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines - Updated

Thank you for all the interest and orders we have received so far! We are now sold out on both Berserker exclusive offers. We're humbled by your support. If you still need some wine, we can still help! Our recent Spring Release Wines remain available with complimentary ground shipping on all orders ...
by Andy Steinman
March 25th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offer plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines - Updated

Thank you for the interest John!

We'd be happy to honor the Free Ground Shipping offer if you place an order now for future shipment.

If you call Erica she may have additional thoughts.

Best, Andy
by Andy Steinman
March 25th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offer plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines - Updated

Unfortunately the cupboard is bare for Rock Salt 2017. Some 12 East 12 remains. We have stock on most of our remaining 2018 Vineyard Designate and Cuvee bottlings which also come with a free shipping offer on 6+ bottles. We are looking around the Cellar for other interesting "orphan bottlings" we ma...
by Andy Steinman
March 24th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offer plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines - Updated

Thank you Sean,

We appreciate the many Berserkers who have reached out.

We're trying to get orders out within a day or two.

The support from this community is amazing. We may be socially distancing but we remain socially engaged!

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by Andy Steinman
March 19th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offer plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines - Updated

Thanks Scott and Troy, The wine had elevage in 40% new wood and went completely through Malo, as is generally our norm. The barrels are primarily Puncheons so there is less wood surface contact per Liter than standard cooperage and we tend to use barrels with modest toast. The Oak influence is so re...
by Andy Steinman
March 19th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offer plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines - Updated

We appreciate all the support we've received from this community and are getting orders together for shipment shortly.

I've updated the original post with availability information on the 12 East 12 Cuvee.

Hoping everyone is staying safe, healthy and making the best of the situation.

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by Andy Steinman
March 17th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offers plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines

In for some Rock Salt as well. I was charged $44.10 for shipping. Is that correct? The two Berserker exclusive bottlings are priced at Wholesale and our offer for these two bottlings did not include shipping. While we stated that in the offer, in retrospect, we should have noted it in bold to avoid...
by Andy Steinman
March 17th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offers plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines

Hi Marshall, We have a seperate area covering the 2 Berserker-only offers. Please follow this link: https://www.walterscottwine.com/futures-offerings All other bottlings can be accessed via: https://walterscottwines.orderport.net/ ... T-RELEASES Sorry this was confusing and thanks for your interest....
by Andy Steinman
March 16th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines

Thank you for all the interest and orders we have received so far! We are sold out of both the Rock Salt and 12 East 12 Chardonnays. Thank you! If you need some wine, we're still here to help! . Our recent Spring Release Wines are available with complimentary ground shipping on all orders of 6 bott...
by Andy Steinman
February 25th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A fantastic adventure at Wine Watch, wine merchant in Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: A fantastic adventure at Wine Watch, wine merchant in Fort Lauderdale

Wine Watch is awesome if you are taking a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale.

For a December trip, they delivered an order to our FLL Hotel, allowing us to bring on a much better selection of wines than offered on ship.
by Andy Steinman
February 11th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24713

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Ordered Flannery on Berserker Day preview day. No CC issues, thankfully. Brian's timely, proactive email regarding the issue was an appreciated, first class gesture.
by Andy Steinman
January 25th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 101
Views: 3759

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Cedric Bouchard and Vilmart with Bereche reluctantly left out
by Andy Steinman
January 23rd, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Violin Wine--Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon
Replies: 10
Views: 1872

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Violin Wine--Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon

Will does a great job and is building Violin into something truly special.
by Andy Steinman
January 23rd, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: EIEIO & Company
Replies: 21
Views: 1191

Re: EIEIO & Company

Jay is the "real deal"!
by Andy Steinman
January 17th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5868

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

1. Arnaud Ente
2. Roulot
3. Tie - Leflaive, Lamy
by Andy Steinman
January 6th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 2045

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

My first was last Thursday.

No line, no wait (in contrast to In & Out that opened nearby and has multi hour waits).

Extremely good in the context of fast food. Worth an extra 10 or 15 minutes versus other fast food - Yes.
by Andy Steinman
November 27th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Speaking of Winebid...
Replies: 33
Views: 3620

Re: Speaking of Winebid...

My experience, though yours may vary: 1. Yes! For me it becomes a game and something of an obsession. 2. Often. Historically I have seen bids come in a rush in the beginning, a trickle midweek with another rush in the final 6 hours. 3. Trackers are a mix. Some ultimately bid, while many don't. Vario...
by Andy Steinman
October 8th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Livingston Moffett, who gets their grapes now?
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Livingston Moffett, who gets their grapes now?

Steve Crawford wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 9:28 am
my guess is some to Dana at least.
I believe their former Napa vineyard is now Dana.

The family is still making wine and has a winery/vineyard here in Oregon:

https://moffettvineyards.com
by Andy Steinman
October 5th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Bigger, Bolder” Oregon Pinots
Replies: 24
Views: 2107

Re: “Bigger, Bolder” Oregon Pinots

I would add Failla and Owen Roe to the list.

The others mentioned hit the mark though I wouldn't necessarily agree regarding Cristom.

Of those mentioned, I would particularly recommend Antica Terra, Ken Wright, Domaine Serene, Beaux Freres and Big Table Farm.
by Andy Steinman
September 4th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lyon?
Replies: 6
Views: 2648

Re: Lyon?

Museum of the Resistance/Deportation is a fantastic and sobering visit.
by Andy Steinman
September 4th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lyon?
Replies: 6
Views: 2648

Re: Lyon?

La Sommeliere - fantastic intimate dinner (12 seats). Modern French food, set menu, served with a Japanese aesthetic. Wine pairings were simple wines but paired beautifully with the food. Michelin 1* but not particularly pricey. Burgundy Lounge - good food an unbelievable wine list with very inexpen...
by Andy Steinman
July 31st, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 3854

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

Btw Will doesn’t have a background or degree in business. His degree is in hospitality and hotel management from Cornell. It’s not a business degree. Cornell is the #1 Hospitality & Tourism management degree in the United States. If I need somebody to run my restaurant I am taking that degree over ...
by Andy Steinman
July 18th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3700

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

On Ken Pahlow's behalf: "moving stuff" (our winery is small) rivals cleaning as the least sexy part of winemaking.
by Andy Steinman
July 7th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1948

Re: Paris or Lyon

Just returned from a trip including both. I have been to Paris many times but this was a first time in Lyon. Paris is obviously a "world city" with the best of everything available, at a price and always something new. That said, I was very impressed with Lyon! Plenty to see. Much less intense vibe....
by Andy Steinman
June 24th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 23318

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

Just had Lunch today in the 8th at Chez Andre. Solid. Les Climats on Friday was a nice evening. Still a wonderful wine list (Arnaud Ente and Cecile Tremblay) and fair prices. Food was solid and service excellent. Sur Mesure was among the best meals of my life with a strong wine list (Cederic Bouchar...
by Andy Steinman
May 21st, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1829

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

Jim Anderson wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 6:53 am
Highway 18 between Dundee and McMinnville is closed making the Lafayette 99W area super problematic. Maybe they will have it re-opened this week.
Highway 18 work is supposed to be complete by Friday and regardless it is open for the weekend. Hope you make it down to Eola-Amity!

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