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by Poppy Davis
September 1st, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3411

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

scamhi wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 7:29 am
William Kelley wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Makes one wonder, what exactly is wrong with the 2005 vintage?
This ^. Major dump of 2005's.
I'm certain that these wines were purchased with absolutely zero intention of drinking them. It was a great vintage and I'm sure he saw the investment potential.
by Poppy Davis
August 24th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: RL Liquid Assets, Carlsbad CA
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Retailer check: RL Liquid Assets, Carlsbad CA

They are reputable. [good.gif]
by Poppy Davis
August 16th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Returning Bali Traveler
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Returning Bali Traveler

The Como Uma in Ubud is lovely. If the price is no concern, the Amandari is one of the most spectacular hotels in the world.
by Poppy Davis
August 3rd, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Condensation in Eurocave
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Re: Condensation in Eurocave

Make sure the bottles aren't touching the back wall so that air can move between the wall and the bottles. This is common.
by Poppy Davis
July 21st, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 5969

Re: Well..

Retsina -- tastes like PineSol. Well, Poppy. Some are distinctly PineSol/ turpentine very resins. But there are a few that have toned-down resins that are actually kinda refreshing. But resin is not what most people want in their wine. Tom I'm sure whatever they served us in my WSET class was the c...
by Poppy Davis
July 21st, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 5969

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Retsina -- tastes like PineSol.
by Poppy Davis
July 19th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly

Sounds like they gaslighted you. [wink.gif]
by Poppy Davis
July 19th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Treasure Cay/Abaco Recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Treasure Cay/Abaco Recommendation

Food: Bring your own and cook. Make a big trip to the big supermarket in Marsh Harbor. The restaurants aren't great and are very overpriced. It's your standard greasy fare. Wine: BYO or just drink rum. I highly recommend the banana daiquiris at the Coco Bar. Also, get Ricardo coconut rum on the rock...
by Poppy Davis
July 18th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3366

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Pulling the green jacks out of the bins as the wine is being crushed while earwigs are crawling all over you was definitely one of the least sexy jobs I've had.
by Poppy Davis
July 18th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2168

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

No way the wine is bad at 84 degrees. I have a passive cellar, hall closet really, in southern California and it gets over 80 all the time in the summer. No problem Out of curiosity, what is the temperature range you get in that closet cellar? The coolest passive place I have in my house is under t...
by Poppy Davis
June 21st, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3200

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Pingus flew under the radar today... 6xbottles of the 2005 sold for $3,200 plus 20% BP comes to $640/bottle. Currently lowest WS is $925, $1,300. Crazy. Can we please make a pledge on this board (that goes for you, people who post on commerce corner, as well!) to stop quoting WS for older wines? It...
by Poppy Davis
June 21st, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3200

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

crickey wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 4:07 pm
So why pretend the high end is $700/bottle?
Some auction houses inflate estimates to win consignments.
by Poppy Davis
June 21st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3200

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

jordan whitehead wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 2:58 pm
crickey wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 1:21 pm
Why would anyone pay more than retail?
I'd like to know too as it happens all the time.
It's usually heavy-hitters who have more money than you can imagine. For them, it's a convenience thing. They usually buy a ton of stuff at once.
by Poppy Davis
June 18th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 27
Views: 2438

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

George Hejna wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Some bad reviews out there. Anybody have experience ordering from them?

George
I bought a saucepan a few months ago from them. No problems whatsoever. Shipping is a little slow but worth the wait.
by Poppy Davis
June 18th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 27
Views: 2438

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

Great!
by Poppy Davis
June 18th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 27
Views: 2438

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

I bought a 6qt Dutch oven earlier this week, so they are offering me an additional 20% off one item only. I really have no space and don't really need another pan or pot, but I keep looking at the site trying to figure out what to buy! pileon If I could give that coupon to someone else, I would, but...
by Poppy Davis
June 18th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 27
Views: 2438

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:36 am
Link?
www.homeandcooksales.com
by Poppy Davis
June 15th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 4011

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Oh come on, #43 is clearly the best!

"...deep-tissue massages to alleviate his convulsing muscles."

[rofl.gif]
by Poppy Davis
June 4th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 40
Views: 1797

Re: Impossible burgers

I've been a vegetarian for over 25 years, so I can't really compare them to real meat products. For me, the patty is one of the least important components of a burger. If you have the best patty but put it on a crap bun with shredded lettuce and unripe tomatoes, it's not going to be good. So, I've h...
by Poppy Davis
May 21st, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 3328

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

I think much of this is simply that most California pinot noir producers don't own their own vines. So many producers just make whatever they can with whatever grapes they can purchase.
by Poppy Davis
March 29th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Mendocino and other Northern/Central CA ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Mendocino and other Northern/Central CA ideas

Alan Rath wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Albion River Inn may be a little more than you want to spend, but, more importantly, there's a llama farm right across hwy 1. We saw llamas out in the field each day we were there, and I think you may be able to visit.
Thanks! I'll check it out.
by Poppy Davis
March 28th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Mendocino and other Northern/Central CA ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Mendocino and other Northern/Central CA ideas

We'll be in Graeagle during July and will want to make our way over to Mendocino. I'd rather break up that trip with an overnight stop somewhere in between. We're into quirky Airbnbs, farm stays, glamping, etc., something budget friendly (sub-$200/night), and anything involving animals is a plus. We...
by Poppy Davis
March 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 79
Views: 3869

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

Joe Chanley wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 8:10 am
additional 20% off at checkout on that sale - THANKYOU20
FYI - this sale is back and the same 20% off one item code is the same.
I just got a 4qt copper core saucepan for $140 all in.
by Poppy Davis
February 27th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Things to do in LA
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Things to do in LA

Bring earplugs to Magic Mountain -- the rides there are extremely loud.

When I visited LA for the first time when I was that age, I thought walking around Venice Beach was really cool.
You might want to see if you can watch the taping of a TV show.
by Poppy Davis
January 18th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to do with an antiquated wine book collection?
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Re: What to do with an antiquated wine book collection?

Many thanks for all of your input. I guess I'll put some work into logging what I have and then go from there.
by Poppy Davis
January 17th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to do with an antiquated wine book collection?
Replies: 14
Views: 855

What to do with an antiquated wine book collection?

I'm finally getting around to going through boxes and boxes of wine books I've kept for many years. I have several books on wine and winemaking from the 19th century and quite a few from the early 1900s. I also have several from the 1950s-1980s, but I assume those have no value. Does anyone know a r...
by Poppy Davis
January 17th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Lotus of Siam location --- what's the deal?
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: New Lotus of Siam location --- what's the deal?

Actually this is in the Southwest part of the city, very close to IKEA if that helps. It is maybe 5 miles west of the Strip. The project is a big real estate deal with a retail and restaurant component. The old Lotus still has not reopened. It has been down for over a year. Thanks for the clarifica...
by Poppy Davis
January 16th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Lotus of Siam location --- what's the deal?
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Lotus of Siam opening another location in Vegas

https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/food/lotus-of-siam-freeds-bakery-opening-additional-las-vegas-locations-1574729/?fbclid=IwAR3Lv1kHJE7LIUiAbPHBSbTrX880Uk2uBrGnvkr9d6vE1k0lXSwR-UGtjI0 "More major food and beverage players have signed on as tenants at The Bend, the office-retail development...
by Poppy Davis
November 16th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 64
Views: 2814

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

To the folks who prefer Diamond over Morton's, can you please tell me why? Is there any reason other than a volume measurement of Morton's will be saltier than the same volume measurement of Diamond? It's easier to layer the salt at each step of the cooking process without the dish being oversalted...
by Poppy Davis
November 8th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Efficient garlic/salt shaker ideas for cooking
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: Efficient garlic/salt shaker ideas for cooking

Get an Emile Henry salt pig. You'll have more control over your salt.
by Poppy Davis
November 8th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Shipping/Moving a Wine Cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Shipping/Moving a Wine Cabinet

Just hire a couple of strong guys. Taskrabbit is great for this.
by Poppy Davis
November 7th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???
Replies: 28
Views: 5045

Re: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???

jhans wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm
LVMH?
Louis Vuitton - Moët Hennessy

The owners of Yquem, Krug, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot, Clos des Lambrays, and others:
https://www.lvmh.com/houses/wines-spirits/
by Poppy Davis
November 7th, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???
Replies: 28
Views: 5045

Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???

Through the rumor mill on Facebook. Does anyone have confirmation?
by Poppy Davis
November 6th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever stored a wine shipment and been surprised
Replies: 20
Views: 1289

Re: Ever stored a wine shipment and been surprised

When I worked in auctions, we found this happens fairly often. Check your shipments....mistakes happen.
by Poppy Davis
October 21st, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Domaine Leroy ( Declassified) Vosne-Romanee revisited
Replies: 25
Views: 1897

Re: 2004 Domaine Leroy ( Declassified) Vosne-Romanee revisited

David Griffith wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 1:36 pm
IIRC I think the Bourgogne Rouge was $99.99 and the Villages wines were about $269.99 (standard retail at the time)
That's my recollection as well, at least pricing from Premier Cru on pre-arrival.
by Poppy Davis
October 18th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 206497

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Didn't he do this with the BMW parts, too? He went back and said he'd make everyone whole and then it never happened.
by Poppy Davis
October 5th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 3062

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

The credit card was never charged. There's no issue here. The OP feels entitled for no justified reason.
by Poppy Davis
September 25th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 219
Views: 20395

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Poppy, the Zacapa solera is probably in the wheelhouse. It's definitely sweet and makes a nice rum sour, and a glass of it straight once empty smells like toasted marshmallow according to my 9 year old daughter. Thank you! I looked up the reviews and it's probably good for us. Lots of people saying...
by Poppy Davis
September 25th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 219
Views: 20395

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg38/poppydavis1/5f09a45e-3e17-4b34-9291-15923e7c94bb.jpg We are on the verge of a rum emergency. We brought back a case of this stuff from the Bahamas. This is no Malibu Rum. It's a great sipping rum, best served on the rocks. It's replaced dessert for us and has...
by Poppy Davis
September 24th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 3062

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

Doesn’t really change my comment. It wasn’t in stock cause it was held back for another client. Maybe their Point of Service just isn’t sophisticated enough or someone messed up and forgot to pull it. It sucks but I don’t see it as yanking you around. If their POS isn't sophisticated enough, then t...
by Poppy Davis
September 24th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 1206

Re: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?

I would recommend visiting several wineries and taste as many different wines as you can. Then buy what you like. There are lots of different styles of Pinot Noir. I wouldn't get on to a winery's list from recommendations. Your tastes might be different from the recommenders.
by Poppy Davis
September 11th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 206497

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 2:22 pm
And the officials who shut him down after all the unpaid bills and rent?
Don't forget the investor who gave him boatloads of money but then turned racist overnight when the business started tanking.
by Poppy Davis
September 11th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 206497

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 2:16 pm
I wonder if the banks that were closed in France all the time were so because they were racist?
Oh, no doubt!
by Poppy Davis
September 11th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 206497

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

What I remember, granted I wasn't following it too closely, but it appeared there was a shit load of genuine support for Ray. The only reason Ray is in this spot is not racism, prejudice, bigotry, malice, ill-will, envy, jealousy, or some bat shit crazy plot....it's because of Ray....Ray Walker. Ye...
by Poppy Davis
September 11th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help build a new collection
Replies: 74
Views: 3844

Re: Help build a new collection

Adding on to the above advice.... At this point, it sounds like you prefer wines that do not age well. Most of these wines are also very, very difficult to sell on the secondary market. I would suggest just buying wine for your current needs for not more than 3 months at a time. Your tastes are very...

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