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by Steve Gautier
July 13th, 2020, 4:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Insta-Pot Hunter - $77 Shipped plus $10 gift card
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Insta-Pot Hunter - $77 Shipped plus $10 gift card

lessi.jenni wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 1:11 am
Got some great coupon codes from coupon websites b y searching it on google!
She keeps trying!
by Steve Gautier
July 10th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 5:36 pm
I am keeping this to 12 bottles, I am keeping this to 12 bottles, I am keeping this to 12 bottles...
FTFY (or rather, FTFM).
Or - I keeping this to 6 bottles per wine, I keeping this to 6 bottles per wine . . .
by Steve Gautier
July 10th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 39
Views: 2999

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

A member alerted me that John Gilman, from the wine letter View From The Cellar has given the wines pretty good reviews: Mission 92pts. Alicante Bouschet 91+pts. Marsanne 90pts. Flame Tokay 88pts. Can't be anything but very thankful for that as a debutante! [cheers.gif] flirtysmile Congrats Adam
by Steve Gautier
July 7th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Clark – Claudon Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ‘Wild Lily’
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: 2017 Clark – Claudon Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ‘Wild Lily’

Dan - Is this Wild Iris? From Last Bottle? I picked up a few if yes to both. Thought it was worth a chance at $16. Oh well.
by Steve Gautier
July 5th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I haven’t had one of these in a few years and I have a lot left. Need to open one soon.
by Steve Gautier
June 30th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 46
Views: 3118

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

County by county basis continues. Philadelphia just announced that they will delay the opening of indoor dining and gyms until August 1st instead of this Friday. They also put in a 14 day quarantine if coming from 15 states. That will unfortunately just cause some city residents to come eat in the s...
by Steve Gautier
June 29th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Socially Distant Dining
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Socially Distant Dining

I was actually surprised that Pennsylvania didn’t do the 14 day quarantine when New Jersey, New York and Connecticut did it since Pennsylvania was originally in the same regional coalition with them.
by Steve Gautier
June 27th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1617
Views: 112727

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2012 Papa’s Block - wonderful
by Steve Gautier
June 27th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 57
Views: 4179

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Sssshhhh! I'm Tier One, not Tier Awesome, but was just able to place my order. I'm completely out of storage space and don't drink much Cabernet (I'm on the list mainly for the Syrahs at Myriad and Quivet) but I always try to pick up a few of these because they're so good and reasonably priced in r...
by Steve Gautier
June 23rd, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2162

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

CJ Beazley wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 8:05 am
Philip G wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 9:41 pm
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Amazing!
Can you explain the potato thing? Are they sliced then baked?
Look like Hasselback potatoes to me. Lots of recipes online
by Steve Gautier
June 20th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449856

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 7:25 am
Wedding anniversary weekend. Opened a 1993 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve (posted a TN separately, what a wine!) and a 2015 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Spatlese.

Tonight, 2008 Dom Perignon and a 2016 Chateau Beaucastel CdP with a Flannery Jorge.
Happy anniversary!
by Steve Gautier
June 19th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1295718

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

brigcampbell wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Looks like they made their cellar private.
I knew that was going to happen if it was real so I downloaded it to pdf.

It's actually a tragic story. Eric pinged me.

That is a legit cellar and that person was a victim of Rudy. There are more than 1,200 bottles.
Oh my
by Steve Gautier
June 19th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1295718

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Looks like they made their cellar private.
by Steve Gautier
June 18th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 27
Views: 1075

Re: Travel insurance

AIG, ixnay. At present, they are reacting very poorly to getting slammed with COVID claims. I broke my shoulder in Madrid in mid-December, and they have completely stalled out on doing anything other than repeatedly requesting the same documentary evidence I’ve sent multiple times since I originall...
by Steve Gautier
June 18th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19138

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

David Baum wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Anton D wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 10:14 pm
David Baum wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 9:24 pm
My goal is to boycott all of them this month
Hell, you guys attacked Santa.
He had it comin'
They will never let us forget that!
by Steve Gautier
June 17th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 27
Views: 1075

Re: Travel insurance

I just check the comparison sites. www.squaremouth.com and https://www.insuremytrip.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoamIk-qJ6gIVjobACh0i1QA0EAAYASAAEgJ0aPD_BwE seem to represent the most insurers. I have used www.squaremouth.com many, many times. You can compare the cost of the policies with cancel for any ...
by Steve Gautier
June 17th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 27
Views: 1075

Re: Travel insurance

Victor Hong wrote:
March 15th, 2018, 3:29 am
We bought AIG Travel Guard for our upcoming trip to Paris and Normandy.
Reviving this old thread. We are thinking about buying a policy with Cancel for any Reason protection for a condo rental next February. I just spoke with AIG Travel Guard. Any other recommendations?
by Steve Gautier
June 16th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 31
Views: 2173

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

In Chester County, we have one magnolia tree with a lot of nymphs. Haven’t seen them anywhere else. Killed the ones on lower branches and leaves but many more up high.
by Steve Gautier
June 14th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 46
Views: 3118

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Agree with Michael. Maybe by late summer we will make it to the green phase of reopening.
by Steve Gautier
June 8th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday "TNs": Felsina's Rancia
Replies: 17
Views: 1147

Re: Sunday "TNs": Felsina's Rancia

2013 was the first vintage of Rancia I bought. Glad to hear positive things about it. Haven’t had De Lorenzo’s pizza in a long time.
by Steve Gautier
June 8th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

How was it? Reading some recent notes saying its really starting to come around. Soft, mellow palate. Some sweet butter and caramel notes. Some green fruit and grapefruit. Golden color. Enjoyed, but not my favorite white. I haven’t seen any past notes, so not sure how to respond to “coming around.”...
by Steve Gautier
June 3rd, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449856

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Andrew Geoffrey Cabernet Franc Diamond Mountain After reading the what is the most bottles of a Specific wine do you have thread, I went to CellarTracker and this was one of my top two. My first reaction was - did I get caught up at a winemaker dinner and buy too much. Good news is that this wi...
by Steve Gautier
May 28th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2780

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

Winery is about 15 minutes from my house but I haven't had one in a number of years. The Trump brand took over a label that had sunk a ton of money into the project and had a decent sparkling program. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a wine person/somm who would be excited about any of the win...
by Steve Gautier
May 28th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers Marie offer just hit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1853

Re: Rivers Marie offer just hit!

No offer here either
by Steve Gautier
May 27th, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition

Jason - My daughter has been in the U.K. for almost three years. I would be happy to chat about everything we have learned related to this. Send me a PM if you want to chat. Steve
by Steve Gautier
May 26th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Dolinsek - Seemed a bit out of balance to my palate, with strong peppery notes on the front end and a gush of acidity taking over on the back end. Not really in my wheelhouse, either alone or with food. Followed over almost 5 hours; it held up just fine but didn’t improve. I had this the last ...
by Steve Gautier
May 26th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13174

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Happy to report that the FedEx update was wrong and the wine was just delivered. Much better than Tuesday afternoon! Sunday delivery. That’s nice. One of my boxes says Thursday even though it is less than 50 miles away. Good news is that it came today. Bad news is that the bottles were very hot to ...
by Steve Gautier
May 25th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4178

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Scott Brunson wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 6:26 am
I posted this in the chat on Sat, but Brian and Katie said they would need at least 20 participants in the BBBB.
lol [whistle.gif]
I’m happy to be one of those 20!
by Steve Gautier
May 24th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13174

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Andrew Demaree wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 7:50 am
Happy to report that the FedEx update was wrong and the wine was just delivered. Much better than Tuesday afternoon!
Sunday delivery. That’s nice. One of my boxes says Thursday even though it is less than 50 miles away.
by Steve Gautier
May 24th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13174

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 6:41 pm
Envious of everyone's cases arriving, damn weather!
I wish mine had been held. Shipping in a pandemic to a stay at home region over Memorial Day weekend with the hot temps predicted this week would not have been my choice and I should have insisted they be held.
by Steve Gautier
May 22nd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5940

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Nicolas G. wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Matthiasson and Ehlers are 2 good choices.
Had an Ehlers tonight and they definitely belong on this list.
by Steve Gautier
May 22nd, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

My Bedrock cellar project has commenced. By the end of the weekend I’ll have 216 bottles of Bedrock in one new, double-deep, wood rack! The largest holding in my cellar getting a bit organized, finally. I used to have my Bedrock and its capsule less bottles all organized on one side of the cellar. ...
by Steve Gautier
May 20th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1121
Views: 90667

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Unfortunate that wine access doesn't have a policy of holding wines through the summer. Way too hot to be shipping now for me and a lot of other parts of the country. This is not correct. I placed an order around Labor Day last September. It was held and shipped towards the end of October. Directly...
by Steve Gautier
May 17th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1121
Views: 90667

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Mine ships out of NY too. Have it in hand within 3 business days to PA. Mine ships out of ny also. The free ground shipping takes 1 day. Pretty awesome Same here. I always check that I can get one day delivery. Otherwise, I get concerned this time of year that it may be coming from somewhere else.
by Steve Gautier
May 13th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Bedrock North Coast Syrah..I am an old Bedrock drinker, (in more ways than one,) going back, as far as I can tell to Morgan's 2008 vintage..having consumed all too many Bedrocks before their time, I have come to the hard learned conclusion that Bedrocks need at least 4-5 yrs to show their best...
by Steve Gautier
May 9th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449856

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

AD Northup wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 6:25 pm
AD Northup wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 6:09 pm
2003 Musar
How was it?
Great after 6 hours in a decanter!
Thanks. I have one I was thinking of drinking soon.
by Steve Gautier
May 8th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449856

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

AD Northup wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 6:09 pm
2003 Musar
How was it?
by Steve Gautier
May 3rd, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 45
Views: 3071

Re: Sojourn Cellars

I had the ‘13 Home Ranch Cab the other night. Home Ranch is the best Sojourn value
by Steve Gautier
April 25th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 548
Views: 44887

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2016 Sandler Pinot Noir Peterson Vineyard - Ed’s Pinot always hits the spot. The fact that it is a great value only makes it better.
by Steve Gautier
April 21st, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 North Coast Syrah. I can’t imagine a better QPR wine.
by Steve Gautier
April 21st, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Decided to dig back in time and go for a 10 year old Bedrock; the Hudson Vineyard North "Pleine de Chêne" syrah from 2010. This to celebrate the occasion of the Bedrock Supplemental 2020 release earlier today. Holy cow is this still a baby and drinking extremely well! Color is deep blackberry purpl...
by Steve Gautier
April 21st, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 51
Views: 3379

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

A friend of mine had to call almost 100 times today before he got through to do an alcohol order.
by Steve Gautier
April 21st, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13174

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Congrats Morgan on the upcoming addition to the family!
by Steve Gautier
April 18th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 548
Views: 44887

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2008 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon. Originally had this pulled out to drink during NCAA Wrestling Championships which of course never happen. I’m sure Steve would have been there.
by Steve Gautier
April 15th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5323

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Kevin Harvey wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 5:05 pm
I am planning on opening a 2012 Alpine Pinot. Any suggestions on whether I should give it any air.
Steve,
I think some air would be great for that wine. Either Jeff or I will open this one too.
Thanks Kevin
by Steve Gautier
April 14th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5323

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

I am planning on opening a 2012 Alpine Pinot. Any suggestions on whether I should give it any air.
by Steve Gautier
April 13th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs
Replies: 50
Views: 4557

Re: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs

I have two of the '09 Phelps Freestone left. It was not a wine I liked. Not even sure who to give it to.
by Steve Gautier
April 5th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9702

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

I have shared the link already with about 10 of you. For those reading this message and if you are one of those with the link, just do me one sanity check: click on the link and then ensure that a Zoom event opens that has the date and time of the event. I sent the link to myself, and it worked as ...

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