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by Andy Steinman
July 31st, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 1618

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: 3135

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: 1776

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
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 174
Views: 12166

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: 1633

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!
by Andy Steinman
May 13th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4442

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Definitely harder to find deals these days though recently picked up some Cathiard and Leflaive at decent (10% below CT low) prices.
by Andy Steinman
April 16th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4839

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Very much looking forward to our June visit!
by Andy Steinman
March 27th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1585

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Rick Allen wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 10:36 am
Thanks Andy! Maybe we should drink them together!
Sounds like an awesome plan! [cheers.gif]
by Andy Steinman
March 27th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1585

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Ken switched to Diam closures beginning with the 2014 Vintage so hopefully compromised bottles will be a thing of the past.

We'd be happy to replace both the damaged bottle and Rick's experimental bottle.
by Andy Steinman
March 20th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7669

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Violin Wines

Will Hamilton is doing some great work! Pinot, although I believe he will be exploring some other territory along the way.

He made his first few vintages at Walter Scott but is now growing his brand working out of Amity, OR.
by Andy Steinman
March 14th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!
Replies: 60
Views: 3632

Re: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 7:42 pm
OR immune.
While our State Income Tax is painfully high, the lack of Sales Tax can be nice!
by Andy Steinman
March 7th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6517

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

But the take home message is that all these regulations are just another form of trade war, in this case interstate instead of international. Draw the conclusions you will. That may be your take home message but I don't think an accurate one. Your logic, broadly applied, implies that virtually all ...
by Andy Steinman
March 7th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6517

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

should any winery be able to use fruit from another region, even within the same state without using the AVA? truth? nothing is perfect of course [soap.gif] truth is not a system is it? cheers One guy's opinion: Yes, as long as the end product is labeled accurately. There are examples of wineries c...
by Andy Steinman
March 7th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6517

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

plus one, the growers should be able to do as they please with their fruit, yet the wineries seek protection....classic stuff This isn't about protection, its about a fair playing field. I don't think anyone disputes that growers should be able to what they please with their fruit as long as they a...
by Andy Steinman
March 6th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose and Arrow Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Rose and Arrow Estate

FWI, I drank a bottle of 2016 The Point last week and thought it was truly stunning with a depth and mouthfeel I rarely taste in OR Pinot, I immediately bought 3 more bottles for the cellar MT Good to know. I’ll make sure to take a second look at these wines. Although, FWI, I generally feel that wa...
by Andy Steinman
March 6th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose and Arrow Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Rose and Arrow Estate

Markus S wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 7:12 am
Is this an offshoot of "Bow and Arrow" from Oregon? They sound a little too similar that it sounds like copyright infringement.
Rose & Arrow is completely unrelated to Bow & Arrow.
by Andy Steinman
March 6th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6517

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Beyond the fruit in Southern Oregon, Copper Cane also refused fruit in the Willamette Valley. A number of wineries including Eyrie and Walter Scott helped out those growers by taking the fruit.

Rough business.
by Andy Steinman
February 25th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BYOC Oregon Chardonnay/Taylor Shellfish throwdown
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: BYOC Oregon Chardonnay/Taylor Shellfish throwdown

Thanks for the report Marcus. Bethel Heights never gets enough love when OR producers are mentioned. Agree about Evening Land, but their Chards often deliver. There's a reason Walter Scott wines can be so hard to find. I have a feeling that your offerings turned some heads too. RT You are absolutel...
by Andy Steinman
February 3rd, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Walter Scott Vojtilla Chardonnay
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: TN: 2012 Walter Scott Vojtilla Chardonny

We're looking forward to hosting you! Come April, most of the Cuvees will still be available. A few among the lowest production bottlings (Seven Springs Chard and Pinot, Sequitur Pinot, X Novo Chard, Justice) may be sold out. Futures on these are up on the Website now and a Release Letter will go ou...
by Andy Steinman
February 3rd, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Walter Scott Vojtilla Chardonnay
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: TN: 2012 Walter Scott Vojtilla Chardonny

Stepping away from Vojtilla and focusing on great fruit sourced closer to the Winery, primarily from the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, was a tough decision for Ken. For the Spring Release (2017 vintage) there will be Chardonnays from X Novo, Seven Springs, and Justice Vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills plus ...
by Andy Steinman
January 21st, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: What wine jobs are there for people with a quantitative background?
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: What wine jobs are there for people with a quantitative background?

There are many options, but few are "pure play" analytics jobs. Big Picture, there are opportunities among: Lenders servicing the Wine Industry M&A Firms serving the Wine Industry (my firm just hired a quant analyst) Software Providers to the Industry Larger Multi-Brand/Multi-National Wine Producers...
by Andy Steinman
December 28th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7669

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

G. Bienstock wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 9:20 pm
Andy, had the Gamay on Xmas. What a pleasure.
Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it.

I know Ken is very happy working with the Arlyn Vineyard fruit.
by Andy Steinman
December 27th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7669

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

rfelthoven wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Scott Fitzgerald wrote:
January 31st, 2018, 12:46 pm
How are you defining “teeny tiny”?
Rock hard and you still piss all over your balls
LOL! Belly Laugh!!
by Andy Steinman
December 13th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7061
Views: 415243

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 12:33 pm
joe d. wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 12:08 pm
2013 Goodfellow Pinot Noir Atlas Peak $12. Anyone ever hear of it ?
He’s a berserker. Buy!
This California winery has nothing to do with Marcus Goodfellow here in Oregon. No Berserker connection.
by Andy Steinman
November 22nd, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6517

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Well said Marcus!
by Andy Steinman
October 31st, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: D'Artagnan Flash Sale PSA
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: D'Artagnan Flash Sale PSA

I just received my Flash Sale shipment: What a Bloody (literally!) mess! It looked as if the order (19 items) were just thrown in randomly with no plan or thought. A few packages opened (or were packed unsealed) and as a result, everything was covered in blood. I hadn't planned on that clean-up job...
by Andy Steinman
October 28th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: D'Artagnan Flash Sale PSA
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: D'Artagnan Flash Sale PSA

I just received my Flash Sale shipment: What a Bloody (literally!) mess! It looked as if the order (19 items) were just thrown in randomly with no plan or thought. A few packages opened (or were packed unsealed) and as a result, everything was covered in blood. I hadn't planned on that clean-up job...
by Andy Steinman
October 26th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: D'Artagnan Flash Sale PSA
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: D'Artagnan Flash Sale PSA

I just received my Flash Sale shipment: What a Bloody (literally!) mess! It looked as if the order (19 items) were just thrown in randomly with no plan or thought. A few packages opened (or were packed unsealed) and as a result, everything was covered in blood. I hadn't planned on that clean-up job!...
by Andy Steinman
August 28th, 2018, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)

[/quote] Saturday: Walter Scott Next morning was with Ken at Walter Scott. Ken is such a nice guy I would want to go here even if the wines were mediocre, but they are not. Barrel tasting 2017 chards and pinots here, and both were terrific. Ken had a different approach than most to the pinot. Instea...
by Andy Steinman
August 24th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott 2017 release live
Replies: 33
Views: 1756

Re: Walter Scott 2017 release live

I was giving him the benefit of tuhe doubt and thought he was referencing the silent partner... Andy is me and Joe is an old friend who is giving me far too much credit! While my wife and I are minority partners in the winery, Walter Scott is all about Ken, Erica and Lucy!! Ok, so he’s not so silen...
by Andy Steinman
August 23rd, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott 2017 release live
Replies: 33
Views: 1756

Re: Walter Scott 2017 release live

Fantastic wines, have been following Andy’s wines since the 2012 vintage. The current wines are great qprs. I’m in for a mixed case. FYI the 2015 La Combe Verte ,which I am currently drinking and last nights Cuvée Ruth are wonderful. Cheers and congratulations to Walter Scott for winery of the year...
by Andy Steinman
August 18th, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's in YOUR garden?
Replies: 76
Views: 3209

Re: What's in YOUR garden?

For a city guy, I have gone completely "Green Acres" Tomato - 8 varieties - Success - many types and in volume Walla Walla Onions - Success - did really well.....no visitor leaves without a few Spinach - some but bolted early Kale - some but bolted early Broccoli - total fail Beets - meh - really sm...
by Andy Steinman
August 14th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

Ken's first ever Gamay from Arlyn Vineyard (Chehalem Mountains AVA) and Cuvee Ruth (Eola-Amity) will both be part of the Fall Release along with both the Willamette Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir bottlings.
by Andy Steinman
August 13th, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rack - 2 deep options
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Wine rack - 2 deep options

My cellar is double deep coated metal that was specifically fabricated for the space. It was much cheaper than wood and allowed more space as the metal did not to be as thick as wood shelving normally is (1/4" versus 2")
by Andy Steinman
July 19th, 2018, 11:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and weed go to war in Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 2050

Wine and weed go to war in Oregon

Andy Steinman wrote: The Cannabis market is already in crisis because of oversupply. It really doesn't make sense to grow Cannabis on high value land as it can grow almost anywhere. Why would a rational grower use $20,000/acre vineyard suitable land when they could do the some grow on $1,000/acre l...
by Andy Steinman
July 18th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and weed go to war in Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 2050

Wine and weed go to war in Oregon

The Cannabis market is already in crisis because of oversupply. It really doesn't make sense to grow Cannabis on high value land as it can grow almost anywhere. Why would a rational grower use $20,000/acre vineyard suitable land when they could do the some grow on $1,000/acre land elsewhere? The oth...
by Andy Steinman
July 16th, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Primanti’s Sucks
Replies: 37
Views: 1597

Primanti’s Sucks

So does Vincent's Pizza in off Ardmore Blvd still exist? Best Pizza in Pittsburgh about 40 years ago. I hope it remains awesome, unlike Primanti's....
by Andy Steinman
July 16th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IPNC Salmon Bake? BYO? (+McMinnville Dining)
Replies: 18
Views: 928

IPNC Salmon Bake? BYO? (+McMinnville Dining)

For Salmon Bake I would bring something - sharing something you are stoked about is what Salmon Bake is all about! Champagne and Riesling are great choices. Hope to meet you there. As far as Dining in McMinnville, I'd recommend Thistle, Pizza Capo (at Allegory Brewing), Valley Commissary (Breakfast/...
by Andy Steinman
July 15th, 2018, 10:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Primanti’s Sucks
Replies: 37
Views: 1597

Primanti’s Sucks

Have many great Primanti's memories from my college days (30+ years ago). Cheese Steak with Bacon and Egg. The original Strip District location was all there was then and in my recollection, it was awesome. I've eaten in two (Monroeville and Ft. Lauderdale) since it became a "mini-chain" and both ag...
by Andy Steinman
July 5th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Used winery equipment buyers or brokers
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Used winery equipment buyers or brokers

We have both sold and purchased equipment via classifieds on Wine Business.com.
by Andy Steinman
June 26th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Some Blind Pinots
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

TNs: Some Blind Pinots

Nothing from Oregon included?!?! [tease.gif]
by Andy Steinman
June 17th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One night in Willamette - Itinerary help
Replies: 9
Views: 397

One night in Willamette - Itinerary help

I don't know if they are available:

https://cellardoorwinetours.com

Helen is knowledgable.
by Andy Steinman
June 4th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London
Replies: 24
Views: 675

Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London

Agree Heathrow Express is the best way into London but it would require catching a cab from Paddington to your ultimate destination. Not aware of any reasonably priced point to point options.
by Andy Steinman
May 23rd, 2018, 12:47 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Maine Lobster Crawl
Replies: 78
Views: 3317

Maine Lobster Crawl

Nunan's Lobster Hut in Cape Porpoise - my go to since 1982.
by Andy Steinman
May 14th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Maine - Aug 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Maine - Aug 2018

While you are in Southern Maine:

http://www.earthathiddenpond.com

Last Summer it was solid with a great wine list, though price

and

http://www.nunanslobsterhut.com

Classic. I've been going since 1982.....
by Andy Steinman
April 26th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Influence on Decanter World Wine Awards
Replies: 21
Views: 775

POLL: Influence on Decanter World Wine Awards

Decanter has very limited influence on the U.S. Wine Market but I can't speak to it's influence in Asia, Australia, NZ, Europe, etc.
by Andy Steinman
April 1st, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 151
Views: 7022

Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

Barthod
Roulot
Mugneret-Gibourg
Arnaud Ente
Raveneau
Anne Gros
PYCM
Grivot
Gouges
Hudelot-Noellat
by Andy Steinman
March 10th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Note-taking tips for large tasting events
Replies: 62
Views: 1676

Note-taking tips for large tasting events

Reach out to Rich Trimpi - he is a master at this!

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