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by Don Appleton
January 27th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**
Replies: 82
Views: 5085

Re: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**

I submitted my order for the Mirabai Vertical as soon as it was posted for order, got message that it is no longer available in the quantity requested.
Is there any way I can get my order to go through?
by Don Appleton
January 26th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Terrien Wines - dynamic pricing and 50% disco
Replies: 44
Views: 2156

Re: Terrien Wines - dynamic pricing and 50% disco

Hi,
I live in PA and got a message at check out that no shipping options are available. Any way to get around this?
Thx.
Don Appleton
by Don Appleton
April 19th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave question
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: EuroCave question

Thanks for these helpful responses.
Don
by Don Appleton
April 17th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave question
Replies: 5
Views: 528

EuroCave question

I bought my EuroCave Premiere “M” about 9 months ago. I have been having ongoing problems with several of the sliding shelves-they became very difficult to pull out, I have to forcefully pull them out and then remove the bottles, remove the sliding shelf, perform an adjustment and then put the shelf...
by Don Appleton
March 21st, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else unable to taste due to this lingering cold/flu thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Anyone else unable to taste due to this lingering cold/flu thing?

I experienced the same thing several years ago, took several months to completely clear up but eventually reverted back to my normal taste and aroma senses.
by Don Appleton
November 7th, 2016, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Brunello tasting question
Replies: 2
Views: 413

2010 Brunello tasting question

I will be hosting a tasting for my wine club later this month of (12) 2010 BDM. This may be hard to generalize but I am wondering about decanting advice- none, double decant, etc. All suggestions much appreciated. Thanks.
Don
by Don Appleton
May 17th, 2016, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tulip style champagne glasses
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Tulip style champagne glasses

I just ordered a six pack of the Lehmann Jamesse Grand Champagne Glasses from BB&B.
Thanks for your help with this!
by Don Appleton
May 16th, 2016, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tulip style champagne glasses
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Tulip style champagne glasses

Howard,
Thanks. Are they ok for dishwasher?
by Don Appleton
May 16th, 2016, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tulip style champagne glasses
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Tulip style champagne glasses

Looking for suggestions that aren't too costly.
Thanks.

Don
by Don Appleton
January 31st, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Rec. for NYC French restaurant
Replies: 18
Views: 3070

Rec. for NYC French restaurant

Thanks for taking the time to respond, much appreciated.

Don
by Don Appleton
January 27th, 2016, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Rec. for NYC French restaurant
Replies: 18
Views: 3070

Rec. for NYC French restaurant

My wife and I will be in Manhattan for a few days in April and looking for a good French cuisine restaurant in the midtown-uptown area- not too ultra pricey/fancy.
All suggestions much appreciated.
Thanks.

Don
by Don Appleton
January 27th, 2016, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Oregon Native: Help with Pinot Nior Education
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Oregon Native: Help with Pinot Nior Education

Hi Brandon,
A very interesting book about Pinot Noir in general is "The Heartbreak Grape" by Marq de Villiers. It's about Josh Jenson's startup of Calera Wine Company.
by Don Appleton
November 12th, 2015, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question re: Wine Connection (Max Marinucci)
Replies: 66
Views: 4725

Question re: Wine Connection (Max Marinucci)

I have been buying from Wine Connection for a few years, have not had any problems, well satisfied.

Don Appleton
by Don Appleton
July 30th, 2015, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ways to Attack Central Coast
Replies: 29
Views: 2211

Ways to Attack Central Coast

Wife and I spent several days in the Paso region in late June. We stayed at Chanticleer B&B which I highly recommend. For the wineries Tablas Creek was excellent ++, Daou was spectacular, also Calcareous and Adelaida. Our best dinner was at Buena Tavola. Also recommend Firestone Walker brewpub for l...
by Don Appleton
March 23rd, 2015, 8:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Renting a car in Europe - any current suggestions?
Replies: 55
Views: 3100

Renting a car in Europe - any current suggestions?

I have used Kemwell several times, good prices, never a problem.
by Don Appleton
February 16th, 2015, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a cellar - racking
Replies: 41
Views: 2817

Building a cellar - racking

Paul,
I bought my racks a while back from Vigilant Woodworks - http://vigilantinc.com/images/spacer.gif
Lots of options, very good quality at a good good price.

Don
by Don Appleton
December 19th, 2014, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice Needed: Transporting wine at 40F
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Advice Needed: Transporting wine at 40F

In my view, 40F is no problem for the wine, although it would be best for the wine to rise slowly to higher temp when it reaches PR.
by Don Appleton
December 18th, 2014, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boldizsar does Bern's
Replies: 87
Views: 5366

Boldizsar does Bern's

Jane,
Their reservation requirement is min. two months lead time, on or later than the first day of 60 day out month. For example I reserved on Dec 1 for Feb 20 2015.

Don
by Don Appleton
December 17th, 2014, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo advice
Replies: 37
Views: 2459

Barolo advice

Hi Matthew,
You pose a very broad question here. A good resource for you may be to have a look at Antonio Galloni's Vinous site. There is a lot of Barolo focus on that site which may be of help for you.

Don Appleton
by Don Appleton
December 15th, 2014, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Arcadian Pinot Noir Francesca's Cuvée
Replies: 15
Views: 608

TN: 2000 Arcadian Pinot Noir Francesca's Cuvée

I think I may have received an "off" bottle. Mine was quite jammy and grapey, did not have the complexity described in the tasting note above.
by Don Appleton
November 16th, 2014, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week one in Burgundy: 2013s in barrel
Replies: 69
Views: 5823

Week one in Burgundy: 2013s in barrel

Rob,
Fascinating info, very insightful stuff!
Thanks!

Don Appleton
by Don Appleton
September 19th, 2014, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chambers Street Wines: Best Independent Retailer in the World
Replies: 38
Views: 2112

Chambers Street Wines: Best Independent Retailer in the World

I have made many on-line purchases from CSW, each has been flawless including timing of my requested delivery. Likewise for my several in-store purchases.

Don Appleton
by Don Appleton
September 2nd, 2014, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin Failure: My Liquid Farm Shower...
Replies: 36
Views: 3506

Coravin Failure: My Liquid Farm Shower...

Is the Pungo for sale yet? What's the price?
by Don Appleton
August 27th, 2014, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Books about German wines
Replies: 16
Views: 873

Books about German wines

I bought this book several years ago, it's an older book but contains some good reference info on the producers, older vintages, and regions:
"Guide to German Wines" by Mitchell Beazley.

Don
by Don Appleton
August 14th, 2014, 9:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Single malt scotch advice
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Single malt scotch advice

I guess what I really mean is that I am not a fan of the peaty Islay style. I like the smoothness, depth of flavor and complexity in my single malts scotch.
by Don Appleton
August 14th, 2014, 6:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Single malt scotch advice
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Single malt scotch advice

Ok, thanks for your input on this. I've done some research and have developed a short list:

Glenfarclas 21
Highland Park 18
Glendronach 18
Tomatin 18 (about half the price of the others ?)

Any further thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Don
by Don Appleton
August 13th, 2014, 6:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Single malt scotch advice
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Single malt scotch advice

I have enjoyed the HP 12. I am currently working through a Glenlivet 18 and like it but looking for something a bit more complex.
by Don Appleton
August 13th, 2014, 2:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Single malt scotch advice
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Single malt scotch advice

Of late I've become a lover of single malt scotch but don't have a lot of experience with the various brands, distillers, etc. I would appreciate advice on what to look for in the $100-125 range. I am considering Highland Park 18 which I can get for approx $110. My preference is the Highlands style,...
by Don Appleton
August 11th, 2014, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Martin Ray, post-1976
Replies: 45
Views: 3136

Martin Ray, post-1976

A wonderful book of the life and legend of Martin Ray is "Vineyards in the Sky" written by Eleanor Ray with Barbara Marinacci.
by Don Appleton
August 4th, 2014, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling: Designing a case or two
Replies: 24
Views: 1091

Riesling: Designing a case or two

I think this is an excellent time to go very deep as the 2012 German vintage - on the shelves now - is spectacular. Perhaps especially in the Mosel. Selbach-Oster killed it. Their Zelt Schloss Kab is amazing at about $22, and their Zelt Sonn "Ur Alte Reben" feinherb phenomenal for $26. World-class ...
by Don Appleton
July 28th, 2014, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two mo' from Pacherhof
Replies: 2
Views: 190

TNs: Two mo' from Pacherhof

Bob, Just opened and tasted the 2012 Pacherhof Sylvaner Alte Reben and tasted it prior to and during dinner with grilled chicken breast. I liked it very much. Found the palate to be beautifully complex with notes of pineapple stone fruits with a medium + body but yet sufficient acidity to carry ever...
by Don Appleton
July 13th, 2014, 9:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NYC - recs for Italian restaurant in lower Manhattan
Replies: 17
Views: 763

NYC - recs for Italian restaurant in lower Manhattan

Thanks for all your suggestions, I will check them out.
by Don Appleton
July 12th, 2014, 8:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NYC - recs for Italian restaurant in lower Manhattan
Replies: 17
Views: 763

NYC - recs for Italian restaurant in lower Manhattan

Wife and I will be in Manhattan next month for a few days, staying in the Wall Street area, plan to visit the 911 museum and a few other things. We don't mind cabbing around. Looking to find an informal Ital restuarant; Inoteca was recommended but I see that has closed. Il Buco was also recommended ...
by Don Appleton
July 5th, 2014, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Three whites from Pacherhof
Replies: 7
Views: 223

TNs: Three whites from Pacherhof

Bob, I'm going to next check out both Sylvaners, will post my thoughts soon.
by Don Appleton
July 5th, 2014, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Three whites from Pacherhof
Replies: 7
Views: 223

TNs: Three whites from Pacherhof

I got a mixed six pack of the 2011 Pacherhof from Rob recently. I love the Kerner - it develops nicely in the glass with minerality, lovely fruit notes, medium+ acidity and evolving complexity. A delicious summer wine. Next up to check out is the Sylvaner.
by Don Appleton
July 4th, 2014, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson. Purple Pages. Thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Jancis Robinson. Purple Pages. Thoughts?

I found the on-line Oxford Companion to Wine useful when I was studying for WSET exams some years ago; am no longer a subscriber.
by Don Appleton
July 2nd, 2014, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideas for my first ever trip to Oregon Wine Country?
Replies: 52
Views: 2628

Ideas for my first ever trip to Oregon Wine Country?

In August 2013 my wife and I stayed several days at The Carlton Inn, a very nice B&B in the center of Carlton, enjoyed it very much. We visited Matello, Lenne, Antica Terra, Soter, Prive, White Rose; previously visited Evesham Wood, St Innocent, Patricia Green, Adelsheim, Willakenzie, Scott Paul - a...
by Don Appleton
June 25th, 2014, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin-Recall is official
Replies: 27
Views: 2536

Coravin-Recall is official

My understanding is that the Coravin system is not required to be returned to Coravin, and that the remedy requires all users to receive a free "bottle sleeve" along with updated safety/usage instructions.
by Don Appleton
June 25th, 2014, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppi
Replies: 7
Views: 521

1999 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppi

Any recent experience with the 2001 Cavallotto?
by Don Appleton
May 15th, 2014, 6:20 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Brooklyn NY sightseeing
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Brooklyn NY sightseeing

My wife and I are going to spend a few days in Manhattan this summer. We will be staying in Lower Manhattan (Financial District) and will be visiting the new 911 museum. We have never visited Brooklyn and would welcome suggestions for touring the Brooklyn neighborhoods, preferably by bus/van/car in ...
by Don Appleton
April 19th, 2014, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A visit to Matello
Replies: 8
Views: 660

A visit to Matello

I couldn't agree more. I had the opportunity to visit and taste at Matello with Marcus Goodfellow last August. I tasted through most of his wines and found them to definitely be a highlight of my WV holiday. His pinots are exceptional with crisp acidity, excellent balance and good ageing potential.
by Don Appleton
April 17th, 2014, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brunello Producers to Visit
Replies: 31
Views: 1278

Brunello Producers to Visit

We had wonderful dinners at both Taverna del Blu and Rei di Macchia.
by Don Appleton
April 11th, 2014, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brunello Producers to Visit
Replies: 31
Views: 1278

Brunello Producers to Visit

I visited Costanti, it was an excellent visit.
Almost all producers have email, you can usually find it on their web site. I have found that they usually respond to email within a day or two.

Cheers!
by Don Appleton
April 10th, 2014, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philadelphia Wine Group?
Replies: 33
Views: 1183

Philadelphia Wine Group?

I'll be attending Rob's event on the 23rd; hope the 3rd & Market fire hasn't been too problematic for B7.
by Don Appleton
April 10th, 2014, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brunello Producers to Visit
Replies: 31
Views: 1278

Brunello Producers to Visit

Our Poggio di Sotto tasting was excellent, also Fuligni and Casanova de Neri.
by Don Appleton
April 6th, 2014, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern's
Replies: 129
Views: 9938

Bern's

I went to Bern's for the first time a few weeks ago. It was a fantastic wine and food experience, truly memorable. I emailed Eric (senior somm) in advance, gave him my wine thoughts and he came up with a spectacular 1971 Vosne Romanee 1er for $130 to complement our steaks. And the dessert room was "...

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