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by JIMCOH
February 12th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2064

Re: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .

The Crush progressive sale starts today. Traditionally, I wait until the last day and gobble up the bargains. I need you guys and gals to help me out this year. I have no room in my cellar and the waiting list, represented by cases on the cellar floor, is out of hand. I need the rest of you to buy ...
by JIMCOH
December 23rd, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 76
Views: 6315

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

I took a very mixed case. This should be interesting and fun.
by JIMCOH
December 18th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2097

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

Two cases from a recent shipment coming from London didn't make it to us. After extensive emailing and work on our part (of any party that could be at fault, it certainly wasn't us), we discovered they have been sitting for weeks now in Singapore. I'd say that's a pretty round about way of getting ...
by JIMCOH
November 21st, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 395
Views: 22360

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Mine arrived today, a day ahead of the original schedule.
by JIMCOH
October 25th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5785

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

So, I joined the list a couple of years ago and have purchased a case or two a year. I like the offers and it makes for interesting choices but, I didn't even get an email. I got a shipping notification for my last purchase, but I didn't get an offer to enter the lottery for the Cab and Pinot. The f...
by JIMCOH
October 14th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1976

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

Jim Erwin wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 2:38 pm
I'm 76 and we're going to drink every damn one of our 3,000 bottles even if I never kick the bucket.
Jim, you have me by about 5 years and many bottles, but I am close by and can give you a hand. champagne.gif
by JIMCOH
August 7th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 5350

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

Brian Tuite wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 8:03 pm
So, did you all get emails about the release?
No, I got a postcard saying that the email had gone out, but never saw an email. It didn't prevent me from ordering. cheesehead
by JIMCOH
July 26th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 7645

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

JIMCOH wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 3:45 am
So, now I have to be in White Plains on Saturday. I think I'll load up a mag of '10 Pride Cab Franc and head over to renew a few acquaintances and meet so many folks that I only know as names.
Make that +1
by JIMCOH
July 24th, 2019, 3:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 7645

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

So, now I have to be in White Plains on Saturday. I think I'll load up a mag of '10 Pride Cab Franc and head over to renew a few acquaintances and meet so many folks that I only know as names.
by JIMCOH
July 20th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3696

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

They came from Hong Kong?
by JIMCOH
June 28th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 3050

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

I figured I'd get a older second growth and go for a bigger bottle. [training.gif]
by JIMCOH
June 1st, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 2084

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

I'd move from Texas. Oh, I did a long time ago. Would never go back for many reasons. Won't go back to Missouri, either.
by JIMCOH
May 28th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave worth the price?
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Eurocave worth the price?

Victor Hong wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Mine has outlasted a twenty-year-old cat.
You're not supposed to put cats, except maybe Merrill's bottled ones, in a wine fridge, 20 years old or not. [snort.gif]

BTW, my Eurocave is about 8 years old and going just fine.
by JIMCOH
May 18th, 2019, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York
Replies: 29
Views: 1157

Re: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York

Gary's and Grapes have been my main sources, even now that I am in CT. Another good one is Suburban Wines in Yorktown Heights.
by JIMCOH
May 3rd, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stupid poll time
Replies: 19
Views: 898

Re: Stupid poll time

Eric Ifune wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 3:42 pm
My bucket list wine is the 1720 Borges Pather. Two hundred years coming up.
300??? [oops.gif]
by JIMCOH
April 20th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC - Happy Ending!
Replies: 135
Views: 7538

Re: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC - Happy Ending!

Arv R wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 6:31 pm
It's like my dog who expects a treat every time they do their biz in the official area for that. And herds me back to the treat jar afterwards thinking they've earned something.
If you haven't learned that this is how it works, consider yourself, "Still in training." [wink.gif]
by JIMCOH
March 29th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Hunter Bastides Miraflors
Replies: 23
Views: 2064

Re: Wine Hunter Bastides Miraflors

Gary's has it at the same price for singles.
by JIMCOH
February 16th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?
Replies: 35
Views: 1927

Re: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?

I would say that Ch. Talbot deserves consideration.
by JIMCOH
January 31st, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 3520

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

Ok - here we go Virage 24 bottles (Rose and 2007 Red) Chester's Anvil 12 bottles (HH) Franny Beck 18 bottles (PN and Rose) Signal Ridge/Princess & Peasant 18 bottles (mixed case and red, white and sparkling) Biggio Hamina 12 bottles (PN and Rose) Paetra 18 bottles (Riesling) Boheme 12 bottles plus ...
by JIMCOH
January 19th, 2019, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 59
Views: 2469

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

This going to get very confusing once they decide to combine the threads. [berserker.gif]
by JIMCOH
December 28th, 2018, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave -- key issue
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Eurocave -- key issue

You do know that you need to push in on the key,right? Also, try pushing the door in / closed while pushing in on the key and turning.
by JIMCOH
November 20th, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help! There's a dead arm in my Fronsac...
Replies: 18
Views: 1354

Re: Help! There's a dead arm in my Fronsac...

Guilty!

I still have one '98 Dead Arm, if you want to see how it's aged.

Did you really move to the city?

I've crossed over into Litchfield county.
by JIMCOH
October 26th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drink the most of
Replies: 78
Views: 3176

Re: Wines you drink the most of

Pride - I'll drink this every day - I get to change up the year and variety
Carlisle - I'll drink this every day
Loring - I'll drink this every day
Lafage
Felsina
by JIMCOH
October 11th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Château Canon (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: TN: 2015 Château Canon (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)

I understand, Jayson. But you never had it when it was quite young. It was big sweet fruit, and the first wine I had that made me say, "Hey, this tastes like incredible grapes." I am sure it was labeled at 12.5%, as that is what they ran through the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I have not tasted it in maturit...
by JIMCOH
October 11th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Château Canon (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: TN: 2015 Château Canon (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)

Yeah, this isn’t at all like young Bordeaux from 20 years ago. I’ve been impressed by how much complexity and real Bordeaux character can emerge from "modern" wines given enough time. Remains to be seen whether this one is a bridge too far. It wasn’t flabby or too low in acid IMO. Ever the optimist...
by JIMCOH
October 10th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 192
Views: 10383

Re: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.

The top 3 are in order. The rest are in no particular temporal order. 2010 Felsina CCR 2015 LaFage Bastide Miraflors 2013 Pride Vintner VS Cab 2013 Pride Cab 2015 Carlisle PS 2016 Carlisle Papa's Block Syrah 2016 Carlisle Pagani Ranch Zin 2015 Louis Latour Marsanny 2014 Raquillt Mercurey VV 2015 Fai...
by JIMCOH
September 18th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value $100-$150 US wines
Replies: 66
Views: 3955

Re: Best Value $100-$150 US wines

Well, just because they fit right in this price range I'll put in my favorites:
Pride Reserve Cab and Claret
by JIMCOH
July 27th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP John Joyce
Replies: 11
Views: 983

RIP John Joyce

I too have had the pleasure of a long relationship with John. He was everything that Jim related, and more. I have never known a more generous, intelligent, eccentric, and supportive individual. He has been and will be missed. John started me on my wine adventure and introduced me to a wonderful cro...
by JIMCOH
July 12th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Recs for a Gateway Red (Zinfandel?)
Replies: 57
Views: 1519

Need Recs for a Gateway Red (Zinfandel?)

You might float out the Marietta Angeli Cuvee. It is sometimes a bubble gum explosion, but very smooth.

I haven't tasted it in many years, but from memory it fits right into your search specification. champagne.gif
by JIMCOH
April 30th, 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give me your screaming good under $20 red or white every day wine
Replies: 94
Views: 5879

Give me your screaming good under $20 red or white every day wine

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:2015 Bastide miraflores, 2015 lantides moschofilero
+1 for the LaFage Bastide, both 2015 and even 2014

But knowing what your tastes were, I don't think it will fit your liking. [cheers.gif]
by JIMCOH
March 23rd, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can block chain solve the problem of wine counterfeiting, at least for future vintages?
Replies: 41
Views: 2342

Can block chain solve the problem of wine counterfeiting, at least for future vintages?

In either case, the bottle will not match the blockchain ledger, no matter how good you are - the AI, tech and strength of the unique "bottle thumbprint" are better. How *exactly* does AI enter into the equation? (Sorry, but my buzzword meter is going crazy.) And where do you envision cellar manage...
by JIMCOH
March 18th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can block chain solve the problem of wine counterfeiting, at least for future vintages?
Replies: 41
Views: 2342

Can block chain solve the problem of wine counterfeiting, at least for future vintages?

Alan, how do you verify bottles that are not stored in a secure facility. If the bottle leaves the secure facility, there is no traceability. 100% tracing of provenance requires, really requires security. Transactions mean nothing if the item isn't secured. To have a verifiable chain of possession w...
by JIMCOH
March 18th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can block chain solve the problem of wine counterfeiting, at least for future vintages?
Replies: 41
Views: 2342

Can block chain solve the problem of wine counterfeiting, at least for future vintages?

Jay, I see your dilemma and agree that the only way I can see to insure the commodity is still verifiable in the block chain is if it remains virtual and secure and physical possession does not transfer until the current owner says I want to consume it. Then it would be removed from the security "co...
by JIMCOH
March 11th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The $945 coffee table book about wine.
Replies: 21
Views: 1709

The $945 coffee table book about wine.

Mattstolz wrote:i can get the world atlas of wine and all three Massnaghetti books, plus a first growth or two for that.
Or, you could get "The Impossible Collection of Golf." [snort.gif]
by JIMCOH
January 30th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Wine cooler

Not interested, Mathew?
by JIMCOH
January 29th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Wine cooler

Mathew, you really asked an open ended question here. But, what's with storing beer? I could be wrong, but I can't imagine beer getting better with age. In most cases, beer will get undrinkable with age. I would think beer is best in your refrigerator. To answer the question about wine storage there...
by JIMCOH
January 26th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Loring BDIX - 2 offers - ($49.99 & $79.99) - both 50% OFF
Replies: 31
Views: 2573

Loring BDIX - 2 offers - ($49.99 & $79.99) - both 50% OFF

These have been so great. How can you miss on these?

Thank you Brian.

I miss your Llama
by JIMCOH
January 6th, 2018, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Used Eurocave
Replies: 19
Views: 2322

Used Eurocave

It is always possible that it was bought 7 years ago and spent a few years sitting on a sales floor as a display model. If you haven't seen the sales receipt the story is cloudy, at best.
by JIMCOH
November 25th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 167
Views: 13404

Aged Cali Cab

I had a '92 Togni at Thanksgiving dinner, and it was glorious. An absolutely great example of aged Cali Cab.
by JIMCOH
November 11th, 2017, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hanging out with the St. Louis crowd
Replies: 39
Views: 2032

Hanging out with the St. Louis crowd

Dave McIsaac wrote:I'm 93 points on your notes!

Are we missing an inside joke on this???
Yes neener
by JIMCOH
October 26th, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moved to the worst state for wine in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 3235

Moved to the worst state for wine in the US

Mark Golodetz wrote:Are you allowed to bring your existing wine collection into to the state if you move to PA?
You have to ask permission, but they will give you the import license. [snort.gif]
by JIMCOH
October 24th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moved to the worst state for wine in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 3235

Moved to the worst state for wine in the US

Worse than that, Scott. It was illegal for me to move to PA and bring my cellar with me without an import license from PA. I am glad to have left PA in my rear view mirror many years ago. [oops.gif]
by JIMCOH
September 9th, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA for NorCal - Whole Foods 30% off all wine
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

PSA for NorCal - Whole Foods 30% off all wine

It's probably would not be legal in CT.
by JIMCOH
August 31st, 2017, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumb question about electricity
Replies: 34
Views: 2586

Dumb question about electricity

We just went through a similar situation in our 45 year-old residence when a kitchen circuit kept tripping off. It had our refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and a new toaster oven on it. Apparently the total amp load tripped the 15 amp breaker if we were using both the microwave and toaster ove...
by JIMCOH
August 31st, 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumb question about electricity
Replies: 34
Views: 2586

Dumb question about electricity

Just checked the spec sheet on my 101 bottle Eurocave that I bought about 6 years ago. It is listed as 1.6 amps. The new little 50 bottle bargain unit that I just bought nameplates at 1.2 amps. The small one really should not have much in the way of power requirements. If they draw much more than th...
by JIMCOH
August 29th, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Vs Pot
Replies: 47
Views: 2234

Pinot Vs Pot

And yet, not many single vineyard Pinot aficionados are living in their parent's basement [wink.gif] Yea, but you live in Florida, so... It's like the Glass Houses and Stones saying. [snort.gif] [wink.gif] ??? We don't have basements in Florida [wink.gif] There is always the Carriage House. [truce....
by JIMCOH
August 28th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Vs Pot
Replies: 47
Views: 2234

Pinot Vs Pot

It doesn't take much reading about pot to find that pot aficionados are very concerned about terroir in growing pot. It seems to rank at least as high in importance to them as it does to us winos. The difference is that terroir seems to affect the actual kind of high they get and not just the flavo...
by JIMCOH
August 19th, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLOOMINGTON IN OFFLINE?
Replies: 10
Views: 921

BLOOMINGTON IN OFFLINE?

Joshua Kates wrote:Check title of post, please, Chris.
I you didn't put it in all Caps it would have been a bit more intuitive. I guess we are all suppose to know that you hid it in all caps and left out the(,).

Just let Chris know that it is Indiana. [snort.gif]

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