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by Vamsi Kaipa
September 11th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Need Help - Small Vineyard Pick
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Need Help - Small Vineyard Pick

Found 2 small companies who may be able to help. Had to call more than 15 folks until I found them.
by Vamsi Kaipa
September 11th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 21886

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Has anyone had acid drop but Brix not moving much?
by Vamsi Kaipa
September 6th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Chilling Wine Post Ferment
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Chilling Wine Post Ferment

Thank you everyone for sharing your methods.

I did find a cooling snake at More Wine. I found fittings at Power Industries in Santa Rosa because the portable chillers have 3/4' fitting but the snake was 1/2' fitting. I will post the pic once I get it tested today.
by Vamsi Kaipa
September 6th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Need Help - Small Vineyard Pick
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Need Help - Small Vineyard Pick

Hello Everyone, I work with a small Gewurztraminer vineyard that I need help picking in Petaluma. The vineyard will be ready in 5 to 6 days. Does anyone have a vineyard crew that I can hire or know of a vineyard mgmt company that I can hire from? The vineyard is very small about 270 vines. I think I...
by Vamsi Kaipa
August 29th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Chilling Wine Post Ferment
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Chilling Wine Post Ferment

Hello Eric. It is Riesling and Gewurztraminer. I have fermented in steel barrels the last 3 vintages and added quite a bit of sulfur to prevent malo. Now I want to change it up with temp controlled slow ferments and drop the temp to 20F to 25F to completely stop ferment and allow little bit of aging...
by Vamsi Kaipa
August 28th, 2019, 3:07 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Chilling Wine Post Ferment
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Chilling Wine Post Ferment

Hello Everyone, I need to chill wine post ferment in steel barrels. I am looking for cooling snakes which can be inserted into the barrels attached to chillers. But seems that they do not come with 2inch triclover attachments. Please share your solutions as renting jacketed tanks is an expensive opt...
by Vamsi Kaipa
June 11th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Hold Services in Frankfurt
Replies: 0
Views: 348

Wine Hold Services in Frankfurt

Hello, I am planning a wine tasting and vacation trip to Europe. First week is around Frankfurt for wine tasting and 2nd week is vacationing in another country. I will be buying (about 2 to 3 cases) wine in Germany but don't want to lug it to on my vacation. Is there a place that can hold my wine fo...
by Vamsi Kaipa
May 29th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - West Coast Riesling Society - San Francisco - May 30 to June 1st
Replies: 0
Views: 362

PSA - West Coast Riesling Society - San Francisco - May 30 to June 1st

Hello All,
Forgot to post this earlier.

https://www.westcoastriesling.com/

There is a Grand Tasting on Saturday June 1st at the Swedish American Hall in SF. Tickets are $15 to $20. All Riesling producers on the west coast will be pouring.

See you guys there
by Vamsi Kaipa
April 1st, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Dunzo.
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: SF FIRE SALE (that's right - FINALLY!! - the sequel to the Boston Fire Sale!)

Hello,
I will take all the Rieslings and I am in SF area
by Vamsi Kaipa
March 15th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Boston
Replies: 18
Views: 920

Wine stores in Boston

Hello,
Staying in Boston for a week. Are there good wine stores to visit which have old and rare sections? Also, a good spirits specialist store?

Thank you in advance.
by Vamsi Kaipa
December 17th, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTF: 2009 MacDonald
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: WTB/WTF: 2009 MacDonald

Thank you. I do need it.
by Vamsi Kaipa
December 17th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTF: 2009 MacDonald
Replies: 9
Views: 733

WTB/WTF: 2009 MacDonald

Looking for 1 bottle. Please PM me.
by Vamsi Kaipa
October 30th, 2018, 6:25 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Website Q: Woocommerce and Shipping Schedules
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Website Q: Woocommerce and Shipping Schedules

Hello,
I am very close to launching my winery website. I have hit a snag on shipping schedules using Woocommerce. Has anyone use Woocommerce for their website?

Also, please if you know a Woocommerce expert as well.

Thank you in advance.
by Vamsi Kaipa
October 6th, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Hanna Wine Titrator
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: Hanna Wine Titrator

Hi Eric. Thanks for suggesting Vinmetrica. I was putting a little money aside for Hanna.

Has anyone used their PH/TA/SO2 Vinmetrica SC-300 meter?
by Vamsi Kaipa
May 15th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta wines
Replies: 47
Views: 3255

Beta wines

I received an allocation. Anyone want to buy a bottle or two at cost off me? I can't do the full allocation right now. Please pm me in next 15mins.
by Vamsi Kaipa
February 27th, 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 206491

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

I would like to read it as well. Anyone want to share privately as well. Thanks.
by Vamsi Kaipa
January 17th, 2018, 12:08 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: I got wine and you got Harvard Bus Rev Magazines (from 2015 to Present). Trade?
Replies: 0
Views: 294

I got wine and you got Harvard Bus Rev Magazines (from 2015 to Present). Trade?

Hello All,
Let me know what wines you are interested in for a trade. Hope to get most, if not all them, from one person.

Thanks.
by Vamsi Kaipa
January 11th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Sterile filter and Screwcapping Machine
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Sterile filter and Screwcapping Machine

Hello all,
Thank you for the responses. Another friend is making this investment into a screwcapping machine. And will be using his facility to bottle my wine. Regards.
by Vamsi Kaipa
January 11th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Looking for a supplier of Hock Magnum bottles
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Looking for a supplier of Hock Magnum bottles

Hello All,
Thank you for the responses. Called MA Silva and they have what I need. Reserved a few cases of Hock Mags.
by Vamsi Kaipa
January 10th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Looking for a supplier of Hock Magnum bottles
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Looking for a supplier of Hock Magnum bottles

Hello again,
I am looking to make a small lot of Mags. I have been searching for a supplier in the West Coast for a last couple of months.

If anyone knows a supplier, please let me know.

Thank you,
Vamsi
by Vamsi Kaipa
January 9th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Sterile filter and Screwcapping Machine
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Sterile filter and Screwcapping Machine

I can't say as they are friend.
I believe this is their belief but wanted others experiences.
by Vamsi Kaipa
January 9th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Sterile filter and Screwcapping Machine
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Sterile filter and Screwcapping Machine

Hello, Does anyone know of any equipment rental companies, in SF Bay Area, that rent a screw-capping machine and sterile filter equipment? I will buy the filter. I have hit a snag in the bottling process and now may have bottle by hand in the next few months. Has anyone had any issue(s) with the win...
by Vamsi Kaipa
September 19th, 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB or LTT: Arnot-Roberts Falanghina
Replies: 0
Views: 136

LTB or LTT: Arnot-Roberts Falanghina

Please pm me.
Looking 1 or 2 btls. Thanka
by Vamsi Kaipa
September 11th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2014 Greer - At Cost
Replies: 2
Views: 393

2014 Greer - At Cost

175
Spoken for
by Vamsi Kaipa
September 11th, 2017, 11:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2014 Greer - At Cost
Replies: 2
Views: 393

2014 Greer - At Cost

Let me know if you are interested.

My allocation is available until this evening. Thanks.
by Vamsi Kaipa
August 31st, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2012 Marcassin Chard At Cost
Replies: 3
Views: 569

2012 Marcassin Chard At Cost

Apologies for the delayed response. These are spoken for. Thank you for interest.
by Vamsi Kaipa
August 29th, 2017, 9:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2012 Marcassin Chard At Cost
Replies: 3
Views: 569

2012 Marcassin Chard At Cost

Cant take all this offering. Wine at cost plus my shipping to you if not in Bay Area. Local Bay Area transaction would be great.

Thanks.
by Vamsi Kaipa
July 12th, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Need your help: Bottling Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Need your help: Bottling Questions

Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I didn't do 375 bottles. I still kinda wish I did as a daily drinker of my own stuff. Oh well, there is always next year.
by Vamsi Kaipa
June 29th, 2017, 3:27 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Need your help: Bottling Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Need your help: Bottling Questions

Hello All, I started making small lot Riesling and bottling a week or two. I have hit a snag on my half bottle bottling. I chose screwcaps for all bottles. The change over fees and time delays are adding cost and causing issues for others who are bottling the same day. So I am thinking of bottling t...
by Vamsi Kaipa
June 14th, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Vanderbilt Wine Merchants (Brooklyn, NY)
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Retailer Check: Vanderbilt Wine Merchants (Brooklyn, NY)

Thank you all for the info.
by Vamsi Kaipa
June 11th, 2017, 12:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Vanderbilt Wine Merchants (Brooklyn, NY)
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Retailer Check: Vanderbilt Wine Merchants (Brooklyn, NY)

Anyone have any experience buying from them? Please share. Thanks.
by Vamsi Kaipa
June 5th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline June 5 - Donato
Replies: 98
Views: 3898

SF/Peninsula Offline June 5 - Donato

We are meeting here, correct?

DONATO ENOTECA
1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
by Vamsi Kaipa
May 31st, 2017, 9:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline June 5 - Donato
Replies: 98
Views: 3898

SF/Peninsula Offline June 5 - Donato

I am always confused.
Craig G wrote:
Vamsi Kaipa wrote:gentlemen?
You seem confused.
by Vamsi Kaipa
May 31st, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline June 5 - Donato
Replies: 98
Views: 3898

SF/Peninsula Offline June 5 - Donato

I made the list....you guys like me...you guys really like me!!!!

Theme gentlemen?
by Vamsi Kaipa
May 30th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline June 5 - Donato
Replies: 98
Views: 3898

SF/Peninsula Offline June 5 - Donato

Got Space for me? I am the down the street.
by Vamsi Kaipa
April 12th, 2017, 5:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTTF: USA Riesling
Replies: 7
Views: 948

WTB/WTTF: USA Riesling

Hello All, I am looking for older California Riesling from 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. Riesling from these Producers I am interested in: Navarro - Dry, Late harvest and Select cluster late harvest. Also, late harvest Gewurztraminer Stags Leap Trefethen Smith Madrone Chateau St. Jean Chateau Ste. Mich...
by Vamsi Kaipa
February 13th, 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Need Rieslings for Rieslingsfier - This Week
Replies: 0
Views: 195

WTB: Need Rieslings for Rieslingsfier - This Week

Hello All, I am attending the Rieslingsfier this week in NY. I have a couple of bottles that I am taking to the Gala dinner but would like to have a couple more options. Spent 2hrs on Wine-searcher but haven't found some I wanted to take. I am looking for the following: From these geographies: US (C...
by Vamsi Kaipa
February 9th, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mike on Tour--SF, March 4, 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 3795

Mike on Tour--SF, March 3 or 4, 2017

Let me know if there is room for me. Thx.
by Vamsi Kaipa
December 19th, 2016, 8:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Boubon Experts - Elmer T Lee Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Boubon Experts - Elmer T Lee Question

Are there any identifiers (on the bottle) to tell bottles apart noted from release to release?

Thanks.
by Vamsi Kaipa
December 5th, 2016, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Joseph Swan Vineyards Pinot Noir Saralee's Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 349

TN: 2005 Joseph Swan Vineyards Pinot Noir Saralee's Vineyard

Great notes.
I have a few 2010s stored away. I am looking to add back vintages of Saralee PN. This vineyard produces a phenomenal PN.
by Vamsi Kaipa
December 5th, 2016, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Vines at Franchettis' Post Mortem
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Old Vines at Franchettis' Post Mortem

Another great evening with the Old Vine nuts.

I bought the 75 Swan from an online auction. It was quite clear it was stored badly. Very bad because I have heard great things about this vintage bottling.

Back to searching for another bottle of 75.
by Vamsi Kaipa
December 2nd, 2016, 9:20 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francesco ( JP Morgan ) Tuesday Jan 10
Replies: 56
Views: 3655

San Francesco ( JP Morgan ) Tuesday Jan 10

The band is getting back together and I am in.
by Vamsi Kaipa
November 22nd, 2016, 2:17 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB - Joseph Swan Saralee and Trenton Estate PN
Replies: 0
Views: 175

LTB - Joseph Swan Saralee and Trenton Estate PN

Hello All,
Anyone got any older vintages of Saralee and Trenton? Looking to put together about 2 cases from 90s to 00s.

Thanks.
by Vamsi Kaipa
November 13th, 2016, 7:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Old Vines Offline #5 - Franchetti's in Santa Rosa - UPDATED POST EVENT
Replies: 60
Views: 3163

Old Vines Offline #5 - Franchetti's in Santa Rosa - UPDATED POST EVENT

Thank you Brian for organizing. Another awesome event. Franchettis is great.

It was great to see everyone. Nick and Lara, Congrats on the engagement and happy birthday lara.

See you all soon.
by Vamsi Kaipa
October 27th, 2016, 9:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Old Vines Offline #5 - Franchetti's in Santa Rosa - UPDATED POST EVENT
Replies: 60
Views: 3163

Old Vines Offline #5 - Sat Nov 12th - Franchetti's in Santa Rosa

Hello All.
I have a 75 Swan Zin and a few others which I have to find.
by Vamsi Kaipa
October 2nd, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Old Vines Offline #5 - Franchetti's in Santa Rosa - UPDATED POST EVENT
Replies: 60
Views: 3163

Old Vines Offline #5 - Sat Nov 12th - Franchetti's in Santa Rosa

I am in.....woo hooo...hello to all my fav zinnies
by Vamsi Kaipa
July 6th, 2016, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do's and Don'ts for Vigneron Visits in Burgundy
Replies: 41
Views: 4105

Do's and Don'ts for Vigneron Visits in Burgundy

Pack some food and lots of water. This is helpful when 1hr appt can sometimes turn into 3hr appt and no place is open for you to find food. I always buy extra extra non-sugar pastries and at least 3 bottles of water every day. You dont want the sugar killing your taste buds. Try not to do more than ...

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