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by Andy Steinman
October 9th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selections from my local rural wine shop
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Selections from my local rural wine shop

You do live in paradise.

Many great times at Estes, 1982 an onward.

Awesome that there is a wine shop in Harpswell, muchless one with character. Looking forward to a post-COVID trip.
by Andy Steinman
October 8th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Beautiful Young Oregon Pinot Noir: 2016 Arterberry Maresh / 2018 Walter Scott
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: TN: Beautiful Young Oregon Pinot Noir: 2016 Arterberry Maresh / 2018 Walter Scott

Happy B Day Mr. Malcolm! There's a special bottle of bubbles awaiting your next visit.
by Andy Steinman
October 4th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1196

Re: Goldbelly experiences

If you don't live in NYC and have to rely on Goldbelly/FedX, Essa is great for Bagels; likewise Russ and Daughters for all things fish. Zabars is great if you are local but what they ship, even what is portrayed as hand sliced, is lame by comparison. Waiting for Sables to get back in business...
by Andy Steinman
October 3rd, 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1196

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Fool that I am, I ordered a cheesesteak for my first Primanti’s visit. It was served on white bread. I tried Primanti's based on college era nostalgia circa 1976 - 1980. Back then it was one location at the docks that was only open Midnight to until Noon (I think). A Cheesesteak with Bacon and Egg ...
by Andy Steinman
October 2nd, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1196

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Primanti’s isn’t good period. Yeah primantis is garbage. The one time I went I was eating some sawdust dry sandwich and asked for sauce and the server was like “we don’t use sauce”. I told him “yeah I can tell...” first and last visit. Fool that I am, I ordered a cheesesteak for my first Primanti’s...
by Andy Steinman
October 2nd, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1196

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I've used Goldbelly a lot. Mixed experiences: Primanti's - awful DiFara - mediocre Pizzeria Bianco - very good Two Fat Cats - mediocre Gino's East - mediocre Russ & Daughters - excellent but costly Yonah Shimmel - good Town Hall Deli - very good Bread & Roses - excellent Centerville Pie - very good ...
by Andy Steinman
September 26th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Another Best Pizza List

Sounds like there is a huge difference between Gino's East on premise product vs. what they ship via Goldbelly.
by Andy Steinman
September 26th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Another Best Pizza List

I’m squarely in the Lou Malnati’s camp but I haven’t tried Peqouds. One of my buddies loves it. There are several Chicago places I hate like Giordanos. Why the Giordano's hate? I haven't lived in Chicago in many years and have tried shipments from: Ginos East - a thick, doughy undercrust with minim...
by Andy Steinman
September 22nd, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Another Best Pizza List

Modern APizza brings back memories....many nights there with an old GF circa 1989 who was going to B School at Yale.

My historical favorite that has never made any list: Reservoir Tavern, Boonton NJ. Old school as can be. A classic in my youth and still today....

https://therestavern.com
by Andy Steinman
September 18th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jennair range top?
Replies: 20
Views: 759

Re: Jennair range top?

Had a Jennair range top with downdraft (Electric version) when we lived in NJ and it was serviceable.

Strong recommendation against Dacor. Built in to the home we bought in the Willamette Valley; looking forward to changing but hasn't made the top of the priority list yet.
by Andy Steinman
September 15th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4664

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

I agree with her that in general it is best for businesses to mind their own business, which would be lost on those who never successfully ran a business. Sorry, but you certainly don't speak for all who have run a successful business. I have and continue to run multiple successful businesses, and ...
by Andy Steinman
August 16th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10356

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

If anyone is interested in the restaurant industry in the era of COVID, a good place to look is here: https://www.saverestaurants.com I'll chime in on a variety of things brought up in this thread and add a few: 1. There was never a universal answer to how to run a successful restaurant pre-COVID so...
by Andy Steinman
August 10th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best hot dogs?
Replies: 61
Views: 3388

Re: best hot dogs?

We used to be able to get Nathan’s natural casing hot dogs at supermarkets here in “the OC” but they seem to have disappeared over the past year or so. The natural casing gives it that ‘snap’. Nathan's Natural Casing were always my "go to" but I haven't been able to find them for the last few years...
by Andy Steinman
August 2nd, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4664

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

M!ke S. wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 3:00 pm
I wouldn't do that either.
Why?

It has been effective. The call is made from the perspective of: "reaching out to ensure you don't get blindsided. There have been reports that...."
by Andy Steinman
August 2nd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4664

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

An alternate suggestion: Reach out to your AVA Association and have your Executive Director contact the offending winery to politely remind them of the rules. We are doing this as much as possible within the Willamette Valley. This is also an issue with Social Media posts. An innocent photo at a win...
by Andy Steinman
July 27th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: If Everything were Normal, and Teleportation were Possible....
Replies: 45
Views: 1952

Re: If Everything were Normal, and Teleportation were Possible....

Tough to narrow down to one choice, so here are the two:

Nunan's Lobster Hut - Cape Porpoise, Maine
La Sommeliere - Lyon, France. https://www.la-sommeliere.net/épisode-17/
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: 2152

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: 1873

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: 1873

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: 20405

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: 530

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: 12185

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: 1301

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: 60
Views: 4194

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: 60
Views: 4194

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: 2341

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: 2472

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: 4288

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: 681

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: 96
Views: 6629

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: 96
Views: 6629

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: 447

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: 3044

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: 988

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 1122

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: 25020

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.

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