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by Steve Gautier
August 22nd, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage

I even have one ‘08 left.
by Steve Gautier
August 21st, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 137
Views: 6993

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Your card must have a 3% fx fee. Visa, MC, and Amex all use an fx rate calculated the night before that is fixed for the whole day, they use (nearly) the same rate in either direction - ie they don't charge you a spread. The issuing bank may or may not charge a 3% few. Not this also means if you ha...
by Steve Gautier
August 19th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Port tastings in Porto
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Port tastings in Porto

She did the “Super Premium Vintage Port Tasting” at Graham’s. It included the 1983, 2000 and 2016 Graham’s. I know they threw in a 2004 Warres. Not sure if anything else.
by Steve Gautier
August 19th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Port tastings in Porto
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Port tastings in Porto

My daughter really liked her tasting at Graham’s.
by Steve Gautier
August 15th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

Chester County is started to see increase levels. We have had only a few (knock on wood) but friends 4 miles away have many more than last year. Went bird watching up in Berks County earlier in the week. Not many on the trees at ground level but when you were focused on the tops of the trees with bi...
by Steve Gautier
August 11th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10682
Views: 372520

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Had a beautiful 2003 Lagier Meredith Syrah last night.
by Steve Gautier
August 8th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2201

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

I have had real mixed results with my Coravin. I like the fact that the aroma stays strong with the Repour but I don’t let a bottle go more than 2 or 3 days.
by Steve Gautier
August 7th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 4884

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

Steve Gautier wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 3:29 pm
AD Northup wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Just got wishlist confirmation, for my extra James Berry and 2x Bedrock Mourvèdre
That means there is hope.
Haven’t seen the email yet but got the credit card charge. Yeah.
by Steve Gautier
August 7th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 4884

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

AD Northup wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Just got wishlist confirmation, for my extra James Berry and 2x Bedrock Mourvèdre
That means there is hope.
by Steve Gautier
July 29th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11867

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 7:21 am
Buying freeze means 18 bottles for me. Plus a mag.
I love, understand and identify with your definition of a buying freeze.
by Steve Gautier
July 26th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11867

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

I haven't received my offer yet since I have not previously purchased from the winery directly. My only experience with Bedrock was through the 2015 OVZ which Wine Spectator built up with their 93 point rating and ranking as #12 on their top 100 wines of the year in 2017. I'm afraid that WS built u...
by Steve Gautier
July 26th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11867

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

I haven't received my offer yet since I have not previously purchased from the winery directly. My only experience with Bedrock was through the 2015 OVZ which Wine Spectator built up with their 93 point rating and ranking as #12 on their top 100 wines of the year in 2017. I'm afraid that WS built u...
by Steve Gautier
July 25th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 3750

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Perfect timing. Looking forward to your thoughts on what you taste.
by Steve Gautier
July 25th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What the Romans ate: last supper Pompeii
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: What the Romans ate: last supper Pompeii

We spent a day in Pompeii last month. Very interesting day. Hoping to get over to see our daughter in Oxford before this exhibit is over.
by Steve Gautier
July 19th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 17
Views: 624

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

Re: wireless tags. Do you just connect it to your home WiFi and it's good to go or is it more complex than that? That and download the app Re: wireless tags. Do you just connect it to your home WiFi and it's good to go or is it more complex than that? Takes about 5 minutes to setup - super easy! Th...
by Steve Gautier
July 19th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 35
Views: 2321

Re: Cellar thief emails?

No emails but constant ads in my Instagram feed.
by Steve Gautier
July 15th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 331
Views: 28235

Re: Your Gin?

Sipsmith with grapefruit is great as well.
by Steve Gautier
July 15th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10682
Views: 372520

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Bud Carey wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 6:54 am
On deck... 2011 Stone the Crows cab.
Will be interested in hearing how this is.
by Steve Gautier
July 12th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

That is great news. We have not seen any on our property 🤞this year and only isolated sightings close by.
by Steve Gautier
July 1st, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 946

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

Scott Brunson wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 4:27 am
Steve Gautier wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 7:41 pm
We had a very nice meal at CRU Cafe
The orange sherbet cake is my auntie's recipe. She made all their desserts for years.
Now I may need to go back to try that!
by Steve Gautier
June 30th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 946

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

We had a very nice meal at CRU Cafe
by Steve Gautier
June 30th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141750

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2011 Dolinsek tonight. Wonderful wine that is still going strong.
by Steve Gautier
June 28th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141750

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Usually August
by Steve Gautier
June 28th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 17
Views: 1329

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

I had catheter ablation for the same thing, but I'd hesitate before offering you much advice. SVTs are like Parkinson's symptoms -- they can mean different things for different people. However I can tell you this, which no one else told me -- my symptoms are closely correlated with dehydration. I h...
by Steve Gautier
June 20th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141750

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Excuse this Burg "snob" for intruding: neener Zinfandel, Belle du Jour Vineyard, 2013 I had a very good Zin last night that appealed to my dirt-and-twigs instincts -- the 2013 Bedrock Belle du Jour. Very red-fruited, not the brambly blackberry flavors I've had in other Bedrocks. Tannins have soften...
by Steve Gautier
June 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141750

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I remember Morgan’s release notes saying this would be controversial. I only have one so I guess I should open it soon.
by Steve Gautier
June 8th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7120
Views: 421255

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Last week they sent me an old tracking number as well.
by Steve Gautier
June 7th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 94088

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Now they just updated all of the 2009s on the drinkability chart.
by Steve Gautier
June 6th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 468
Views: 88283

Re: Philadelphia, PA

Kevin Porter wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 1:48 pm
awilliamson4 wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Andiario in West Chester, PA allows corkage at $10 per bottle.
Thanks - I was going to ask if I could ever get a reservation.
Tough short term reservation even on a weeknight but well worth the wait.
by Steve Gautier
June 6th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2098

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

2016 Anderson Valley is on Wine Access today. Supposedly sold out to mailing list instantly but somehow there is still 40 cases for Wine Access.
by Steve Gautier
June 6th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 94088

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

For those that have 2008s left, Carlisle just updated their website drinkability chart for all 2008s.
by Steve Gautier
June 1st, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Question: Bottle List
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Retailer Question: Bottle List

james l moleberg wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 4:03 pm
i believe they are owned by Cameron Hobel of Hobel Wines.
Now I know how I got on the email list.
by Steve Gautier
June 1st, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 13
Views: 1388

Re: London Recos

Would be helpful to know if you had a specific location or budget vs luxury. That said, we have enjoyed staying at the Hoxton Holborn in Covent Garden area.
by Steve Gautier
May 28th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141750

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2011 Bedrock Bedrock Heritage Unlike the exuberant, heady 2011 Monte Rosso from last week, the 2011 Bedrock Heritage is still tightly wound up and took a month of Sundays to start opening (well, more like 90-12 minutes...but you get the point) - would highly recommend a decant if considering openin...
by Steve Gautier
May 27th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 94088

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Scott E. wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 2:44 pm
2012 Montafi - This bottle is singing! Classic zin on the nose and on the palate. Sniff and sip, sniff and sip... I could do this all day long with this wine. Really nice. Cheers!
Wow. This is wonderful.
by Steve Gautier
May 26th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141750

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I have enjoyed the 2010 more than the 2011 but I have a one more 2011 left so that may change. I drank my last 2010 in December and thought it was in a really good place. It was the best showing of the ones I had and didn’t seem it was on a downward slope by any means.
by Steve Gautier
May 25th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141750

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Bedrock Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard. Great wine ready on PnP. That's the 2nd strong review I've seen on this wine recently. Going to have to open one soon. Thanks for posting! I would imagine the first one was Tom Lee’s. That is why I opened it. Tom said drink in the next 2-3 years. I think it...
by Steve Gautier
May 24th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141750

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Bedrock Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard. Great wine ready on PnP.
by Steve Gautier
May 19th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s raining again/still, time to do a cellar inventory.
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: It’s raining again/still, time to do a cellar inventory.

I do it when it snows in January each year.
by Steve Gautier
May 16th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin
Replies: 32
Views: 2576

Re: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin

Who knows if this is real or not:

by Steve Gautier
May 13th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Bedrock Vnyd Zins...(long/boring)
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Yeah....

Thanks for this in depth look. I was surprised that the 2014 Once & Future was showing age and you are suggesting to drink up. Seems to be different from what I am hearing and reading from others. May have to take a look at one of mine. Yeah, Steve.....I was a bit surprised that it was showing a bi...
by Steve Gautier
May 13th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Bedrock Vnyd Zins...(long/boring)
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: TN: Some Bedrock Vnyd Zins...(long/boring)

Thanks for this in depth look. I was surprised that the 2014 Once & Future was showing age and you are suggesting to drink up. Seems to be different from what I am hearing and reading from others. May have to take a look at one of mine.
by Steve Gautier
May 3rd, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 224
Views: 14700

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Agree that those tubes look awesome. I would love some for my 1855s as well.
by Steve Gautier
April 19th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1292

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

Sounds like a great night. [berserker.gif] [berserker.gif]
by Steve Gautier
April 11th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1717

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

Just to explain, I don’t think it is mentioned above, Fedex Home is intended to be just that, a service designed to isolate packages which are delivered to residential neighborhoods, and which can often be delivered after normal business hours or on Saturday and/or left without signature. Fedex Gro...
by Steve Gautier
April 8th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 4-8-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1470

Re: Wine Impressions 4-8-19

Bummed to hear about the ‘14 Bevan SB Dry Stack. I am pretty sure I have one of those left in the cellar.
by Steve Gautier
April 5th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 206
Views: 13489

Re: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

My Lacrosse is finally beyond repair. After reading through this thread again, I am planning on ordering a Wireless Tag manager and PIR KumoSensor for cellar temp and humidity monitoring. I’m not worried about door opening but I might throw in a water sensor for the water heater. Thought I would che...

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