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by Andy Steinman
August 9th, 2022, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Drouhin Oregon Acquires Methven Family Vineyards
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Domaine Drouhin Oregon Acquires Methven Family Vineyards

Last I checked Andante in the Van Duzer AVA still had some CC space.
by Andy Steinman
August 8th, 2022, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Drouhin Oregon Acquires Methven Family Vineyards
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Domaine Drouhin Oregon Acquires Methven Family Vineyards

I would presume they purchased the property for additional winery space (since there is not a winery at Roserock) and fruit for their Cloudline brand.
by Andy Steinman
August 6th, 2022, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 313
Views: 21758

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Pat Martin wrote: August 5th, 2022, 7:30 pm How about K&L auctions? Things seem very quite to me over there for many lots. Yes, some wines still get plenty of attention there, but I’m seeing lot after lot that are only getting 2, 3, 4 bids. Market softening?
Not my experience with K&L! I haven't won a lot from K&L in months.
by Andy Steinman
August 4th, 2022, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Riesling or Pinot Blanc
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Re: Willamette Valley Riesling or Pinot Blanc

Pierce Riesling!
by Andy Steinman
July 10th, 2022, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries at 2022 IPNC
Replies: 51
Views: 2742

Re: Wineries at 2022 IPNC

The winery fee for the “Passport” event is $1750 and then on top of that, we provide 4 to 6 cases of wine for the event. Wineries that have never participated must submit samples along with the interest form to the selection committee (veterans to the event need not, which is interesting IMO). At a...
by Andy Steinman
July 10th, 2022, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries at 2022 IPNC
Replies: 51
Views: 2742

Re: Wineries at 2022 IPNC

I know it would not be highest bidder but I assume a small fee to cover expenses and some go to the charity. Pouring wine at these I would assume is not cheap either as there will be a lot of people attending. I would imagine putting this on costs a lot of money and it is not cheap to attend as a c...
by Andy Steinman
June 18th, 2022, 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Wine Tourism, and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Restaurants in Portland Maine
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: Restaurants in Portland Maine

Visited last week - Central Provisions was superb. Fore Street was solid but with sub-par service. Street & Co. was ok and had great service.

Earth in Kennebunkport/Cape Porpoise is worth the drive.
by Andy Steinman
June 17th, 2022, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines downeast Maine and back home (long, rambling)
Replies: 26
Views: 1740

Re: Wines downeast Maine and back home (long, rambling)

I'll be visiting my daughter in July this summer, who lives near Saco. Are there other restaurants, besides the White Barn Inn, in the area that are worth reserving for a special meal? TIA. From what I’ve been told, by people I trust very much, Earth at Hidden Pond may be the top answer, well above...
by Andy Steinman
June 14th, 2022, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the internet been a blessing or curse to wine lovers
Replies: 111
Views: 3876

Re: Has the internet been a blessing or curse to wine lovers

In one way, a curse: In the Pre/early Internet/Winesearcher period, there were great opportunities to score bargains in shops all over the U.S.! Thinking back to the Wine Shop in Palm Beach, Fl. where I bought 2 cases or Arnaud Ente Meursaults for under $100/bottle about 10 years ago always brings ...
by Andy Steinman
June 10th, 2022, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the internet been a blessing or curse to wine lovers
Replies: 111
Views: 3876

Re: Has the internet been a blessing or curse to wine lovers

In one way, a curse: In the Pre/early Internet/Winesearcher period, there were great opportunities to score bargains in shops all over the U.S.! Thinking back to the Wine Shop in Palm Beach, Fl. where I bought 2 cases or Arnaud Ente Meursaults for under $100/bottle about 10 years ago always brings a...
by Andy Steinman
May 31st, 2022, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines downeast Maine and back home (long, rambling)
Replies: 26
Views: 1740

Re: Wines downeast Maine and back home (long, rambling)

I'll be visiting my daughter in July this summer, who lives near Saco. Are there other restaurants, besides the White Barn Inn, in the area that are worth reserving for a special meal? TIA. From what I’ve been told, by people I trust very much, Earth at Hidden Pond may be the top answer, well above...
by Andy Steinman
May 8th, 2022, 4:32 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Portland (PDX) - June 2, 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2911

Re: Portland (PDX) - June 2, 2022

I have to drop out. Heading out of town that night.

Enjoy Arden.
by Andy Steinman
May 5th, 2022, 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Wine Tourism, and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lyon Sunday restaurant?
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: Lyon Sunday restaurant?

La Sommeliere was awesome - Classic French with a Japanese aesthetic. Not sure on the Rhones.
by Andy Steinman
May 5th, 2022, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A single whirlwind day of wine tasting in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 23
Views: 2312

Re: A single whirlwind day of wine tasting in the Willamette Valley

+1 on the Caviar. It was a wonderful addition to the Oysters at the Block House at Lunch!
by Andy Steinman
April 20th, 2022, 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Wine Tourism, and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip Report: Willamette Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: Trip Report: Willamette Valley

sounds like a great trip! Im curious what wines you tasted at Bethel heights? my wife loves their wines and I love the OG block bottlings, plus the Casteels are great. It was a nice trip! No Casteels. I believe it was Rose, PN Justice Vineyard, PN Cauldron and Chard Justice. In that order. Which I ...
by Andy Steinman
April 9th, 2022, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR 1993 Domaine Drouhin Laurene Pinot Noir (Oregon)
Replies: 15
Views: 1077

Re: TNR 1993 Domaine Drouhin Laurene Pinot Noir (Oregon)

We opened my last Mag of 1993 DDO Laurene in December 2021 with Rick Allen, Doug Tunnell and others.

I thought it was a great bottle. Very fresh and alive with a good mix of fruit and secondary notes.
by Andy Steinman
April 3rd, 2022, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Find At A Restaurant?
Replies: 79
Views: 3881

Re: Best Find At A Restaurant?

2016 - Grand Puy Lacoste 2000 for $70 at Streb's in Boynton Beach Florida.

The owners had purchased the restaurant out of a bankruptcy and had a showy cellar of old Bordeaux and Cali Cabs they were trying to get rid of. I was happy to help.
by Andy Steinman
March 17th, 2022, 8:54 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Portland (PDX) - June 2, 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 2911

Re: Portland (PDX) - June 2, 2022

Potentially interested.
by Andy Steinman
January 30th, 2022, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Josh. (short/boring? Painful)
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: TN: Josh. (short/boring? Painful)

After I used a cup of this holiday gift for the sauce for my duck breast, I decided to give this a proper taste. For posterity. 2019 Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California (1/29/2022) Pop and pour. Initial nose of cigar ash tray. Coaxing out a bit more complexity, we get a hint of macera...
by Andy Steinman
January 23rd, 2022, 9:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 244
Views: 21282

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I've tried a range of the Pizza offerings from Goldbelly, both NY Style - DiFara, Pizzeria Bianco, Pasquale Jones, and Chicago Style - Ginos, Edwardos.

None were compelling or good values. Di Fara was the most disappointing and Bianco was the only one I reordered.
by Andy Steinman
December 17th, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley— WA Sneak Peek at the 2019s
Replies: 23
Views: 2454

Re: Willamette Valley— WA Sneak Peek at the 2019s

Presumably, she will be publishing a much broader report covering many more producers and wines.

"Included in this report is a sneak peek of just over 100 of my favorite selections from the 2019 vintage."
by Andy Steinman
December 2nd, 2021, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 355
Views: 33069

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

another that I should have added long ago:

Pierce Wines

A Columbia Gorge Riesling project by Jessica Pierce.

Jess is a key team member at Walter Scott, focused on Marketing, Sales and Wine Education.

I believe she is on her 4th vintage.

https://images.app.goo.gl/CgKQCZkC6om6Qkhk8
by Andy Steinman
December 1st, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on selling via Winebid, Benchmark, or KL
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Thoughts on selling via Winebid, Benchmark, or KL

I just had a great experience with Winebid.

My consignment had a few gems but was mostly mid to low value mistakes and daily drinkers I had too many of.

Picked up at my home and on auction 3 weeks later. The consignment sold for 12% above their estimate.
by Andy Steinman
November 30th, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to visit in or near McMinnville?
Replies: 27
Views: 1660

Re: Wineries to visit in or near McMinnville?

Goodfellow and Heater Allen Brewing are both in central McMinnville and would be my top recommendations.
by Andy Steinman
November 27th, 2021, 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Wine Tourism, and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Pick your 4 Favourite Spots please-off the top of your head
Replies: 83
Views: 19848

Re: Pick your 4 Favourite Spots please-off the top of your head

Burgundy
Salzburg
Amsterdam
Cape Porpoise, Maine

Honorable Mention:

Paris
New Orleans
Vienna
St. Martin
by Andy Steinman
November 25th, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Travel, Wine Tourism, and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Willamette Valley restaurant recommendations
Replies: 34
Views: 3151

Re: Willamette Valley restaurant recommendations

Earth and Sea in Carlton
Recipe in Newberg
Thistle in McMinnville is solid but not sure they are fully open.
by Andy Steinman
November 14th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Is Coming Apart at the Seams
Replies: 541
Views: 28248

Re: FedEx Is Coming Apart at the Seams

My latest fiasco: 3 boxes being shipped from Spectrum Wines in LA to Salem, Oregon : All 3 picked up on Wednesday November 3. 2 boxes delivered on Sunday November 7. Box #3: according to FedX tracking: - picked up in LA on Wednesday November 3 - departed LA on Friday November 5 - arrived in Grove C...
by Andy Steinman
November 10th, 2021, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Is Coming Apart at the Seams
Replies: 541
Views: 28248

Re: FedEx Is Coming Apart at the Seams

My latest fiasco: 3 boxes being shipped from Spectrum Wines in LA to Salem, Oregon : All 3 picked up on Wednesday November 3. 2 boxes delivered on Sunday November 7. Box #3: according to FedX tracking: - picked up in LA on Wednesday November 3 - departed LA on Friday November 5 - arrived in Grove Ci...
by Andy Steinman
November 5th, 2021, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries that sell olive oil - what's the best?
Replies: 65
Views: 3321

Re: Wineries that sell olive oil - what's the best?

Durant here in Oregon
by Andy Steinman
October 31st, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Is Coming Apart at the Seams
Replies: 541
Views: 28248

Re: FedEx Is Coming Apart at the Seams

Why doesn’t everyone just redirect to a nearby business? FedEx makes it really easy. I have 10 places with a 10 minute drive from my house. Rural life....the closest to me is about 30 minutes. Plus, when I'm getting multi case shipments, getting a direct delivery to my home/cellar saves a ton of ef...
by Andy Steinman
October 31st, 2021, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Is Coming Apart at the Seams
Replies: 541
Views: 28248

Re: FedEx Is Coming Apart at the Seams

FedEx strikes again. Expecting a delivery from Sandlands. Supposed to be tomorrow (Monday). Get a call this morning to expect a delivery today. Ok... So I'm home. I just get an email that a delivery attempt was made. Bullsh*t! Same problem here! Scheduled for delivery Friday. Here all day. Get a &q...
by Andy Steinman
October 31st, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Is Coming Apart at the Seams
Replies: 541
Views: 28248

Re: FedEx Is Coming Apart at the Seams

FedEx strikes again. Expecting a delivery from Sandlands. Supposed to be tomorrow (Monday). Get a call this morning to expect a delivery today. Ok... So I'm home. I just get an email that a delivery attempt was made. Bullsh*t! Same problem here! Scheduled for delivery Friday. Here all day. Get a &q...
by Andy Steinman
October 23rd, 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 6232

Re: Thomas 2019

PSA: on the back side of the card John noted that there will be no 2020 vintage of Thomas.
by Andy Steinman
October 20th, 2021, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Cali Wineries... that are gone now?
Replies: 309
Views: 16400

Re: Your favorite Cali Wineries... that are gone now?

Chaine d'Or Cabernet - never saw much commercial success but had a few great bottles in the mid 2000's.
by Andy Steinman
September 29th, 2021, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is a content minimum of 75% a high enough standard to allow a winery to label a wine as a single Variety?
Replies: 53
Views: 2235

Re: Is a content minimum of 75% a high enough standard to allow a winery to label a wine as a single Variety?

Some background on the issue of labeling in Oregon in Oregon is in the link below. The fundamental disagreement is about truth in labeling/consumer protection. In Oregon, issues have been place and varietal and the key rhetorical questions are: 1. Should a wine labeled as coming from a specific plac...
by Andy Steinman
September 9th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Re: TN: 2017 Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Both Andrew and Eric don't get enough credit for their delicious wines, let alone their related efforts. Is Jay Somers still making his wines at the Studio? RT Jay has moved from the Studio and rented a winery space in Carlton in conjunction with a Custom Crush client that he is using 2021 and beyo...
by Andy Steinman
September 9th, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Re: TN: 2017 Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Andy, It will be really interesting to see what they do with it. And it was really uplifting to see the original partners sell such a successful idea to another local company. I don’t think many people realize how groundbreaking the studio was when it was founded. It was the first Leeds certified w...
by Andy Steinman
August 27th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Re: TN: 2017 Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Andy, It will be really interesting to see what they do with it. And it was really uplifting to see the original partners sell such a successful idea to another local company. I don’t think many people realize how groundbreaking the studio was when it was founded. It was the first Leeds certified w...
by Andy Steinman
August 27th, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Re: TN: 2017 Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Also, the Carlton Winemaker Studio just sold to Hampton Wood Products(a Portland based lumber company). The Studio was perhaps the first well known wine industry cooperative space, and an early example of sustainable building practices. The founders also really helped pave the way, with the Tax and...
by Andy Steinman
August 21st, 2021, 7:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Porter Road
Replies: 9
Views: 2050

Re: Porter Road

I think, may be wrong, when someone says they are not as good as Flannery, what they really mean is they aren't doing the magic 30-40 day dry aging prime beef thing. I use them for butcher cuts, and like what they say about no hormones and pasture-raised. This is exactly what I meant when I made th...
by Andy Steinman
August 20th, 2021, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 Red Burgundy Producers in your cellar (by quantity)
Replies: 97
Views: 6120

Re: Top 5 Red Burgundy Producers in your cellar (by quantity)

Barthod
Anne Gros
Coquard Loison Fleurot
Cathiard
Mugneret-Gibourg
by Andy Steinman
August 20th, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Porter Road
Replies: 9
Views: 2050

Re: Porter Road

I ordered a few times from Porter Road.

Shipping was well done and the pricing was fine but the actual products were only OK. I can buy the equivalent locally and I thought Porter Road fell well short of Flannery, Pasture Bird, and other truly special sources.
by Andy Steinman
August 6th, 2021, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMG! Best wine in a long time: 1986 Silverado Vineyards Napa Cab
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: OMG! Best wine in a long time: 1986 Silverado Vineyards Napa Cab

Smiling....

Silverado Cab '87 was my "OMG I get this wine thing" wine.
by Andy Steinman
July 27th, 2021, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: My Intro and a Thing I did (Tekstura - Redford-Wetle Eola Amity)
Replies: 10
Views: 2961

Re: My Intro and a Thing I did (Eola Hills Vineyard)

Congratulations and welcome to the Eola-Amity Hills AVA!
by Andy Steinman
July 25th, 2021, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our No IPNC Salmon Bake
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Our No IPNC Salmon Bake

A totally fantastic evening. Rick, thanks so much for you and Jan hosting (and cooking)! I still have 1 more Thomas Chard remaining.... The '93 Beaux Frères was not labeled Beaux Freres Vineyard. To my palate it still had plenty of fruit; if anything it was a bit "stewed". Not among my fav...
by Andy Steinman
July 15th, 2021, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Evening land vosne romanee
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: Evening land vosne romanee

Vintage?

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