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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: 693

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: 2363

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: 719

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: 719

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: 185
Views: 10658

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: 1126

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: 1489

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: 1330

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: 12546

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...
by Steve Gautier
March 28th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 540644

Re: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)

Surprised to see Wine Library is selling the 2011 Maison Ilan Chambertin Grand Cru. On “sale” for $265.
by Steve Gautier
March 28th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2213

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

What is barkeepers friend? I may know someone who could use the tip. blush
by Steve Gautier
February 17th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 273
Views: 10224

Re: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)

From an idevice you need to use the full editor & preview tab and then go in to attachments tab to the add files button.
by Steve Gautier
February 15th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Morlet La Proportion Doree
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: FS: 2010 Morlet La Proportion Doree

Chris Chew wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 3:49 pm
12 x 2010 Morlet Family Vineyards "La Proportion Doree"

$45 per bottle, PM is best.
Where are you located?
by Steve Gautier
February 14th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried Beau Vigne Cabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Anyone tried Beau Vigne Cabs?

I got what I thought was a good deal on the 2007 Cab. I’ve had it twice and haven’t been impressed. Not sure how to describe. I think it wanted to be bigger fruit (which I am fine with) but not sure. Still holding on to one which I plan on drinking some time this year. Properly wouldn’t re-buy even ...
by Steve Gautier
February 14th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guess What???? CELLARTRACKER INTEGRATION is here!!!
Replies: 171
Views: 5162

Re: Guess What???? CELLARTRACKER INTEGRATION is here!!!

Apologize if this has been mentioned, but on the subject of CT integration, I'm loving that there is now a W-S low price button on CT. It doesn't appear to be perfect (frequently that price isn't found in the list if clicked... maybe they offer W-S pro prices while I'm using the normal site?) but I...
by Steve Gautier
February 9th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Vin Chicago?
Replies: 18
Views: 813

Re: Tell me about Vin Chicago?

Sent a friend there based on this thread. He sent me an email they sent him with tasting notes on all of the wines he bought. Never saw that before from a wine store. Nice touch.
by Steve Gautier
February 9th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10448
Views: 341182

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Turn 43 tomorrow: ‘76 SLV ‘76 SLV Lot B ‘76 Cheval Blanc Both Stag’s Leaps led with eucalyptus, but also fairly youthful with plenty of fruit. Lot B slightly more concentrated. Cheval great and improved over time but trailed last night’s mini-horizontal of ‘82 Calon Segur and Certan De May that wer...
by Steve Gautier
February 8th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1762

Re: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!

Wine-Searcher button always shows. Price shows when their API has a price to return. Vivino button is intended to only show when there is an offer. If for that exact vintage then a price is shown. If for another vintage, no price is shown. Dan is looking at their API some more. He may be showing th...
by Steve Gautier
February 8th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1762

Re: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!

Eric - Want to make sure I understand what you are saying. Is it:
- button always shows but a price is only shown in the button if they have something to sell, or
- button and price only show when there is something to sell
by Steve Gautier
February 6th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1762

Re: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!

Steve, feel free to send us a note with examples to support@cellartracker.com or post in OUR support forum. We call their API and pass them our wine name. They are only supposed to come back if they have a match. Eric - I just posted it in the support forum. I am not real familiar with Vivino so I ...
by Steve Gautier
February 6th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1762

Re: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!

Hi all, yes yesterday afternoon we quietly launched a new feature where we are testing some integration with Vivino. Basically, wherever we used to just render one WHERE TO BUY link to take you to Wine-Searcher, now we potentially will offer two links, one for Wine-Searcher and one for Vivino. We w...
by Steve Gautier
February 6th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1762

Re: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!

I was also surprised to see this. I like the update were you see the lowest price on Wine Searcher without clicking through.
by Steve Gautier
February 6th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tastings study
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Blind tastings study

My daughter is in the Oxford Blind Tasting Society with the authors. While she was always interested in wine, this has taken it to a whole new level. While I have attended blind tastings, it is nothing like what they do. Seems to range from fun to very intense.
by Steve Gautier
February 6th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Iceland on the Cheap?
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Iceland on the Cheap?

We stayed in Reykjavik and did day trips from there. Plenty to see if you are only spending four days. As said above, some of those days will be long. We did organized tours so we didn’t have to rent a car and drive but that will be more expensive and as others have said, it is not a budget consciou...
by Steve Gautier
February 5th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTSO - Mini-Marathon
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: WTSO - Mini-Marathon

2016 Loring Santa Lucia Highlands up now.
by Steve Gautier
February 5th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6265

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

AG was only 5 for both parts combined.
by Steve Gautier
February 3rd, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2099
Views: 129363

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 7:52 pm
Recently found the 2013 Montecillo Cabernet on clearance for $75 at a store near me. Didn’t pull the trigger, but has anyone had this vintage and is this a reasonable price?
It was $55 on release. I don’t plan on opening one for at least five more years.
by Steve Gautier
January 31st, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2099
Views: 129363

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Pagani and 2013 Old Vine Zin. While the Pagani was better, both were fantastic and it was amazing how the OVZ stood up against the Pagani.
by Steve Gautier
January 31st, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1967

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

Does PayPal give you 2% to the consumer when purchasing? I have Sam's Club card that gives me 5% on different purchases. As the consumer do I have to pay a fee to use it? IF so sounds like a flawed system. If your credit card is tied to the PayPal account, don’t you still get the credit card benefi...
by Steve Gautier
January 29th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Middle Eastern restaurant in Philadelphia
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Middle Eastern restaurant in Philadelphia

I’ve never been to Suraya but Zahav is great. The off menu tasting menu which includes the signature lamb dish is fantastic.
by Steve Gautier
January 29th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: London Eateries?
Replies: 24
Views: 699

Re: London Eateries?

Borough Market is quite the wonderland for food. Drop into Neal's Yard Dairy to buy some farmhouse British and Irish cheese with top quality bread, butter and relish for a simple dinner-a-deux once you get tired of eating out. Make sure you wet your whistle with a quick pint at one of the Borough p...
by Steve Gautier
January 27th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 224
Views: 10132

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Any guidance on the volume of the Liberte and the Cru? Thanks, Andy Chris is on a plane and having a hard time getting a response through so he asked me to post this. I dont know. But if you go to the Grassl site and look at the schematics the red line at the width marker is also roughly a full lin...
by Steve Gautier
January 27th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals
Replies: 19
Views: 1707

Re: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals

Carole Meredith wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 10:59 am
Steve Gautier wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 10:56 am
Hopefully I snuck my order in before the deadline.
Yes, your order's good. Just 1 more set of mags left and then after that one goes, the website should show it as "sold out" (if I set it up correctly).
[cheers.gif]
by Steve Gautier
January 23rd, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew calling it quits?
Replies: 47
Views: 3808

Re: Andrew calling it quits?

It looks like the last ones I bought were from the 2012 vintage. Not sure why I stopped. I always enjoyed his Pinot. I wish him good luck in his next venture as well.
by Steve Gautier
January 21st, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Reykjavic restaurants (Dill and Resto)
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Reykjavic restaurants (Dill and Resto)

We had a great meal at Saeta Svinid (Sweet Pig) which was a very nice casual gastropub. The lamb shoulder that my wife and daughter had was fantastic.

Pastries at Braud are a must in the morning.
by Steve Gautier
January 21st, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offer letter timing
Replies: 21
Views: 1154

Re: Offer letter timing

CJ Beazley wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 9:54 am
Steve Gautier wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 8:50 am
I wish Randy still made wine. I may need to open a Match Cab this week.
Had an ‘05 in December and was spectacular.
I still have a 3L 2005 Baconbrook from the 2014 BerserkerDay auction. Plan to open that some time this year.
by Steve Gautier
January 21st, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offer letter timing
Replies: 21
Views: 1154

Re: Offer letter timing

I wish Randy still made wine. I may need to open a Match Cab this week.
by Steve Gautier
January 19th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2099
Views: 129363

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard - after trying a few Kirschenmann, I stopped buying. Morgan just makes too many different wines. After having this tonight, I may need to change that in the future. This was great on PnP. Light and lively with traditional Zin characteristics on ...
by Steve Gautier
January 19th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

NapaCabLover on Instagram opened one tonight. Are they a Berserker?
by Steve Gautier
January 19th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2099
Views: 129363

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard - after trying a few Kirschenmann, I stopped buying. Morgan just makes too many different wines. After having this tonight, I may need to change that in the future. This was great on PnP. Light and lively with traditional Zin characteristics on t...
by Steve Gautier
January 18th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 15 Syrahs and 5 Rhone red blends
Replies: 32
Views: 1586

Re: Blind tasting of 15 Syrahs and 5 Rhone red blends

Blake - Couldn't tell if the Beckmen was just too young or if you thought it will remain as it is. I don't have any of the '15 but have enjoyed it in the past and found it to be a good value for a wine that non-wine drinkers like and that I am fine drinking. Steve, the Beckman was just too young. I...
by Steve Gautier
January 18th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 15 Syrahs and 5 Rhone red blends
Replies: 32
Views: 1586

Re: Blind tasting of 15 Syrahs and 5 Rhone red blends

Blake - Couldn't tell if the Beckmen was just too young or if you thought it will remain as it is. I don't have any of the '15 but have enjoyed it in the past and found it to be a good value for a wine that non-wine drinkers like and that I am fine drinking.
by Steve Gautier
January 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 7268

Re: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer

C. Keller wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 4:50 pm
In for 4 bottles. First timer and just signed up. Super excited.

But can we talk about the $4 a bottle to ship? [cheers.gif]
Would you buy the Sonoma Coast for $34 and free shipping?
by Steve Gautier
January 13th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 3537

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

Steve, that would have been funny to see the reactions at that table. I have to say I felt bad when I saw the face of one of the kitchen staff that was washing dishes when we poured the wine out. It's easy to forget how fortunate we are to be able to eat and drink so well, when others would be thri...
by Steve Gautier
January 13th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2099
Views: 129363

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I haven’t had one since last January but a good friend of mine had one a few months ago and said it needed a good hour decant.

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