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by ryancurry
July 1st, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20208

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Bill G wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Might be getting too political here but I don't like people using their companies as a vehicle to push their personal political agenda. Corporations should stay out of politics. (Side note if it matters - I am a minority)
I'm for campaign finance reform too.
by ryancurry
April 28th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Predictions on new release pricing?
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: Predictions on new release pricing?

OK, let's play fill in the blanks. Winery states a "retail value" of $50 for a nice Pinot Winery sells bottle to distributor for $X Distributor sells bottle to restaurant for $X + Y% Restaurant sells bottle for $100 (2x $50 retail value - but mark up is really = $100 / ($X + Y%) Part 1. Solve for X...
by ryancurry
April 28th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Predictions on new release pricing?
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: Predictions on new release pricing?

I highly highly doubt it. More likely that producers will hold back stock in an effort to maintain pricing. Agree. I would like to see the financial data, which would be very producer specific, and whether there might be a small/medium shift in the channel. theory: small producer sells 3000-5000 ca...
by ryancurry
April 28th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: LA-OC takeout
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: LA-OC takeout

The Chicken Rice in Santa Ana is on Door Dash. Really good chicken/rice, wings, curries. Kokonut is also on Door Dash. They deliver delicious coconut milk pudding with fresh mango. Light and perfect for the warm weather. I agree on Il Dolce being great. That is a trek for you Alan! Will check out wh...
by ryancurry
April 28th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Predictions on new release pricing?
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: Predictions on new release pricing?

I highly highly doubt it. More likely that producers will hold back stock in an effort to maintain pricing.
by ryancurry
April 12th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Merrick Dowson - Adventures in Wine
Replies: 13
Views: 1804

Re: RIP Merrick Dowson - Adventures in Wine

Oh shit. I just spoke with him a couple weeks ago. This is horrible. RIP Merrick.
by ryancurry
April 10th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession
Replies: 79
Views: 5202

Re: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession

I think most of you are overlooking the impact that tariffs are having on imports. The amount of wine being brought into the country is already way down. If importers are anticipating a lack of restaurant demand (they should be) and downward pressure on pricing, they will greatly reduce the amount o...
by ryancurry
April 9th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which 1980 wine? (Pichon Lalande or Guigal Hermitage)
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Which 1980 wine? (Pichon Lalande or Guigal Hermitage)

I'm a big fan of the vintage for both rhone and burgundy. Never had the PL. I'd go guigal.
by ryancurry
April 9th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession
Replies: 79
Views: 5202

Re: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession

Too early to tell. I doubt that pricing will decrease that the winery level, but distributors have started closing out dead stock inventory and some are offering more discounts on volume purchases. For the near term, retail will be the place to find deals other than the forum here. Auctions have rem...
by ryancurry
April 3rd, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 95
Views: 6109

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

Pasture Bird is killer. Flannery's lamb is actually fantastic. I haven't found a better source.
by ryancurry
March 29th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 26
Views: 2035

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

I recently drank through a few 1997 Metras Fleurie. Every bottle was fantastic. Exotic and delicious. Still very well put together.
by ryancurry
March 10th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6541

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Hi Frank, All is well here!! I was on Norwegian to Paris, then lufthansa (miles) back. I had to pay $330 to change the Norwegian flight. I just hope that they are still in business when I try to go next month. Their stock has been getting killed. I paid $125 to get my miles back from United. Not ide...
by ryancurry
March 10th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: CHABLIS STEAL!! 2014 Montée de Tonnerre sub $30!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 449

CHABLIS STEAL!! 2014 Montée de Tonnerre sub $30!!!

This is an awesome cellar saver. Régnard was founded in 1860, and is one of the oldest houses in Chablis. The winemaking is no nonsense. Cool fermentations in stainless steel vats allow for a transparent reflection of the storied terroir. This wine offers a cool expression of green orchard fruit and...
by ryancurry
March 10th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6541

Re: anybody traveling in France?

I was supposed to go on Thursday, but switched my flight to the end of April. For all I know things could be worse then. I'm not scared of the virus for myself, but I'd rather not be part of the problem of spreading anything right now. Also worried about flight cancellations/quarantines. With young ...
by ryancurry
March 2nd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24938

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

I just got a call yesterday with fraud on the card I used at Flannery last year. I didn't order from the BD offer. I also use the same card a million other places, so who knows.
by ryancurry
February 14th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 7603

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****

sorry to bother, as I am curious about one of the non-Salt Vine bottles I procured from Golden8... did NY orders go out? Northern States and the North East have not shipped yet. I try to ship when there are not any freezing temps. If you want your wines right away, I'm happy to ship whenever, other...
by ryancurry
February 13th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 7603

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****

Harris Goldberg wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 9:33 am
Ryan

Shawn Vogler said you didn't get label. Sent it again. Please let me know when you get it and when it ships. Thank you

Sent you a PM.
by ryancurry
February 13th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 7603

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****

Evan Tunis wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 5:56 am
Any updates on when i can expect a shipping label in Florida?
Hi Evan,

I apologize. Somehow I got all the other FL orders out, but missed yours. I will send it on Monday. You will receive tracking information at that time.

Best,

Ryan
by ryancurry
February 9th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 7603

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****

how were the shipping charges handled? have refunds already been made, or should we keep an eye out for them? P.S. thank you for the strong offer. Refunds have all been made. The website only authorizes credit cards when you place an order. I have to go in and "capture" the payment. I only captured...
by ryancurry
February 9th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 7603

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****

Harris Goldberg wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 7:13 am
When are you shipping to FL?
Your order is shipping on Monday. You'll receive a shipping notification with tracking info tomorrow.

Best,

Ryan
by ryancurry
February 9th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 7603

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****

Almost all the warm weather orders will be shipped out on Monday. Shipping notices will be received when the wine ships. There was a much larger than expected response to the offer. Please reach out to me via email if you have specific question. I'm doing my best to get everything out promptly while...
by ryancurry
February 9th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 7603

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****

Charlie (or anyone else that knows), what's the drinking window look like on the 2016? The normal retail price is more than I typically spend on a bottle, so I don't want to drink my 2 bottles way too early (or too late). Hi Jordan, I would hold the 16's for a couple years to get the most out of th...
by ryancurry
January 24th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: 2012 Cristal

wow, y'all light your Cristal young. I've honestly never had a Cristal that was actually "mature". The oldest I've had was the 95 and 97 a year or so ago, and they still felt young to me. I have a '90 and an '83 in my cellar. I'm hoping one of them may be mature. Although I had the '09 a while back...
by ryancurry
January 16th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 14
Views: 2134

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

c fu wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 10:50 am
ryancurry wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Caviar Russe.
i'm offended that you'd recommend another Chinese imported caviar company =(
Just saw this. Caviar Russe does mostly caviar from the Caspian. Really good stuff!
by ryancurry
January 15th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Redondo Beach 19 - 26 February
Replies: 14
Views: 1916

Re: Redondo Beach 19 - 26 February

Not sure about an offline, but please get a cheeseburger at the bullpen for me. Love that place.
by ryancurry
December 26th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 14
Views: 2134

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

Caviar Russe.
by ryancurry
December 18th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why this auction bizot crazy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1697

Re: why this auction bizot crazy?

https://www.klwines.com/Auction/Bidding/AuctionBidDetail.aspx?sku=1452855&searchId=a365ac17-4c98-4e43-9fa1-efb9e3d56fab&searchServiceName=klwines-prod-productsearch&searchRank=1 can anyone explain what is going on? having tried this very wine in addition to the 09 echezeaux, i can say neither is wo...
by ryancurry
December 10th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 3 nights in Houston-Where to eat?
Replies: 8
Views: 2193

Re: 3 nights in Houston-Where to eat?

Himalaya, Doris, UB Preserve.
by ryancurry
November 27th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yet Another Reason Not to Have a Government Monopoly Selling Wine
Replies: 19
Views: 1448

Re: Yet Another Reason Not to Have a Government Monopoly Selling Wine

You'd be surprised. I've seen tons of OWC's come in with big stickers over the end cap that displays the wine and vintage. Cases of drc that were used as a step stool and have dirty boot marks all over them...
by ryancurry
November 26th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The miracle ingredient - Mayo?
Replies: 23
Views: 2718

Re: The miracle ingredient - Mayo?

I use it often for fish. Really helps to avoid it sticking to the grill. Also had good results with asparagus.
by ryancurry
November 17th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 4986

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

A friend of mine had his brother open two bottles of 1962 Romanee Conti to go with BBQ when he was out of town... He shrugged. I would have been a little more angry.
by ryancurry
November 8th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 3005

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

I wore shorts. Unfashionable shorts. Very familiar with japanese denim. That shit is uncomfortable.
by ryancurry
November 6th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 3005

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Gotta shoot those insta pics in square mode!!

Great evening. Champagne was a real treat Charlie.
by ryancurry
October 29th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP: Marcel Juge
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

Re: RIP: Marcel Juge

I love all the stories. I ordered a bottle of 2010 around 2013 after reading about the wines. All my previous reading about Cornas made it seem as thought the wines were extremely wild and feral, needing a lot of time in the cellar to mellow out. Marcel's wines sounded different. I opened that first...
by ryancurry
October 29th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP: Marcel Juge
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

Re: RIP: Marcel Juge

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 7:50 am
For what it's worth, a search of French avis de déces shows that he died on August 14 (unless there is more than one Marcel Juge in Cornas).

You're correct. I misread the text I received. Will update original post.
by ryancurry
October 28th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP: Marcel Juge
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

RIP: Marcel Juge

I just heard that Marcel passed away on the 14th of August. He was an icon in Cornas. He made really unique and beautifully expressive wines in the small cellar under his home. He will be missed.
MJ 9.17.jpeg
by ryancurry
October 21st, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33293

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Diane Kessler wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 2:17 pm
Did you ever grill the Picanha offheat and then blast it on heat?
I've done this many times. Works very well.
by ryancurry
October 18th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 206
Views: 9608

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

This is a major issue and I would love to find a suitable alternative. It sounds like bedrock is using cheap shippers, because the decent ones don't break apart like that during shipping. I try to ship in used styrofoam as much as possible. Some people get bent out of shape by receiving a box that h...
by ryancurry
October 4th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 77
Views: 5552

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

Mine are in the oven on their 5th round of seasoning. I got all the gunk off of them with bar keepers friend and some elbow grease. Looking forward to using them! My stargazer pans are finally in route after a hiccup on their end. Going to have a serious quiver to choose from.
by ryancurry
September 24th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 77
Views: 5552

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

scamhi wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 11:42 am
Here are the DARTO instructions for seasoning

I tried washing with water and detergent. My pans were still really sticky. I'm thinking about running them through a cleaning cycle in the over to burn it all off.
by ryancurry
September 23rd, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 77
Views: 5552

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

Just received my pans. Looking rather beat up.

What is the most effective way to remove the wax? It's on everything including the handles.
by ryancurry
September 13th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2647

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

I love the wines. Very long lived. Classic SCM.
by ryancurry
August 29th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 403
Views: 25028

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

That is certainly concerning...
by ryancurry
August 9th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 39
Views: 5224

Re: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.

Feel free to reach out to me for Stockholm stuff Marshall. It's a great city.

Just a quick note. I prefer Sturehof to Wedholm's Fisk. Both has great dishes. Sturehof has a much better wine list, is more casual, and has great people watching.
by ryancurry
August 2nd, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 Von Winning GG Offer
Replies: 0
Views: 472

2017 Von Winning GG Offer

Von Winning made phenomenal wines in 2017. I have 7 of the 8 GG bottlings to offer as well as the Paradiesgarten Riesling and Rose at US low pricing. 2017 Von Winning Riesling GG Kirchestück $114.95 2017 Von Winning Riesling GG Kalkofen $69.95 2017 Von Winning Riesling GG Pechstein $94.95 2017 Von W...
by ryancurry
July 16th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2266

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

Etienne from Pradeaux told me how frustrating the rose market is to him. "The market wants it released asap, but the wines need time". I think almost all the top rose wines benefit from a year or two of age. It is a nice situation for the consumer, because a lot of this stuff gets closed out as reta...
by ryancurry
July 14th, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Replies: 15
Views: 2642

Re: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

Ryan - Thanks. Lamu Kenya? I heard in the last 3-5 years there have been a lot of culture clashes - not benign ones - between the devout majority & tourists. I would love to be wrong. It's been 10 years since I've been, but I loved it. I hadn't heard about the clashes with the locals. Did hear that...
by ryancurry
July 11th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Replies: 15
Views: 2642

Re: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

I'd stay at the Emerson & Green hotel in Zanzibar. It is a nice island with some amazing history, but I prefer Lamu for r&r.

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