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by JimmyGillingham
July 16th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAXUM OPEN
Replies: 44
Views: 3798

Re: SAXUM OPEN

I love that Saxum uses Emek illustrations on its website.
by JimmyGillingham
July 10th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Burgundy in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

Bill, I have honestly had a hard time finding Burgundy readily available in most local Texas shops. I almost exclusively buy out of state. But, that brings its own problems. For local purchases, I find some generally available entry level Chablis and things like that are safe. When you move beyond t...
by JimmyGillingham
July 10th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Burgundy in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

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by JimmyGillingham
January 16th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walker Wine Company
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

Re: Walker Wine Company

Revised the post. Apologize for the confusion. Based on getting the random email from Walker, I assumed this was associated with Ray’s wine company. The “About” link was not working at the time for me. Now that I can pull that up, I see there is no association, and I have no informationt that Walker...
by JimmyGillingham
January 16th, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walker Wine Company
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

Walker Wine Company

I just received an email from a new wine company. I am sure many of you received the same email.

https://www.walkerwineco.com
by JimmyGillingham
April 27th, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7215
Views: 443912

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Eric S n y d e r wrote:
JimmyGillingham wrote:Missed the Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano.
What year was the Produttori?
2011
by JimmyGillingham
April 27th, 2017, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7215
Views: 443912

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

mattcitrang wrote:It's going to be a long marathon.
Is there any other kind of marathon?
by JimmyGillingham
April 27th, 2017, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7215
Views: 443912

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Missed the Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano.
by JimmyGillingham
February 2nd, 2017, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow In Feburary
Replies: 131
Views: 12601

Scarecrow In Feburary

We respectfully remind you that declining to purchase the wine during your prescribed time-frame will shift your position to the end of our waiting list, allowing others the opportunity to purchase. Does this mean you will no longer be offered an allocation? That you will be shifted from the alloca...
by JimmyGillingham
January 12th, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7215
Views: 443912

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Worlds End Cabernet Sauvignon Stir it Up 2013 - $59 (free shipping on three)

Any thoughts on this one? Like the Chard for under $20. Loren's note is the only one I have seen and it was pretty positive. Would appreciate any other thoughts.
by JimmyGillingham
January 6th, 2017, 2:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16406
Views: 425955

What BEER are you drinking?

f*ck me nekkid, this is great beer. Tons of citrus with pineapple and orange fighting for opening credit. Really acidic and alive on the palate but the best part is the aftertaste, it's a ten. Expensive and maybe too, but damn. image.jpeg Ale Apothecary is one of my favorite breweries. I have not b...
by JimmyGillingham
January 5th, 2017, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company

II'd suspect it will be far cheaper to catch a very inexpensive 1-way flight, rent a full size SUV or van and drive back. Here's one I found in Chicago. No clue what costs are from them. http://www.westerncarriers.com/wine-transportation-chicago.cfm FYI, the Western Carriers quote was $2,920. That ...
by JimmyGillingham
January 5th, 2017, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company

It's also not as cheap as you'd think to do it yourself. When I relocated from Chicago to New Orleans four years ago, I rented an SUV to move 20 cases of wine. Cost was around $250 a day for the SUV, not including insurance and fuel. I picked the SUV up the evening before, loaded it up, and made th...
by JimmyGillingham
January 5th, 2017, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company

I am in a similar position but have less wine, it is at kent storage and I need to get it to NY. I have been planning to get a case or two at a time via plane and fed ex ground but I will likely end up driving it all back at once in the fall. pretty annoying. This is what I have been doing, but I a...
by JimmyGillingham
January 5th, 2017, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company

Randall McFarlane wrote:Are any kinds of state permits typically required for a do-it-yourself interstate wine collection relocation?
I doubt that I am required to obtain a license to personally move it to Texas. But, I am sure that there are restrictions on commercial carriers.
by JimmyGillingham
January 5th, 2017, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company

II'd suspect it will be far cheaper to catch a very inexpensive 1-way flight, rent a full size SUV or van and drive back. Here's one I found in Chicago. No clue what costs are from them. http://www.westerncarriers.com/wine-transportation-chicago.cfm Andy, thank you. I will contact them. I will be i...
by JimmyGillingham
January 5th, 2017, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Recommendation Needed - Wine Moving Company

I moved to Texas from Chicago about 2 years ago. When I moved, I left about 20 cases of wine at Domaine in Chicago. I am finally ready to move that wine down to Texas. Does anyone have a recommendation for a company that could move the wine for me? Domaine gave me a quote of $1,175, which was higher...
by JimmyGillingham
December 2nd, 2016, 12:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: A whole bunch of beer
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

FS/FT: A whole bunch of beer

I would also be interested in values.
by JimmyGillingham
November 11th, 2016, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bernard Levet Cote Rotie Les chavaroches
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

TN: Bernard Levet Cote Rotie Les chavaroches

In September of 2014, we had a dinner focused on Levet. We opened ten vintages of Chavaroche ranging from 2011 to 1998. Keith had a good write up, which might provide some guidance on how these develop over time:

https://www.cellartracker.com/m/stories/26092
by JimmyGillingham
November 9th, 2016, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7215
Views: 443912

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

6 bottle mystery pack: 1.) 2010 Garavin Cabernet Sauvignon Linked Vineyard Knights Valley Sonoma County 2.) 2013 Matias Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 3.) 2012 Fuse Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 4.) 2011 Cascina Adelaide Barolo 4 Vigne 5.) 2014 Michael Caitlin Pinot Noir St. Rita Hills 6.) 2013 Quivira V...
by JimmyGillingham
November 8th, 2016, 6:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO Tempier Bandol With Age
Replies: 0
Views: 203

ISO Tempier Bandol With Age

I am looking to pick up some bottles of Tempier Bandol with some age on them to serve at a cassoulet dinner in mid December. Open to the standard Cuvée, la Migoua, or la Tourtine, but would like to get a variety of ages (maybe one from 80s, 90s and 2000s to go with a current release). 8 saw some bot...
by JimmyGillingham
November 8th, 2016, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7215
Views: 443912

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

ykwon wrote:Just received my shipment today. Same exact 6 pack as everyone else.
If all the boxes were the same, why call it the "mystery" box. Just let us know what the mixed 6-pack is. I am really curious to see what was in the 12 pack.
by JimmyGillingham
November 8th, 2016, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7215
Views: 443912

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

mine gets delivered today but based on the above, i'm expecting the worst. I wouldn't expect the worst. I need to try the wines first. But, I was expecting, at a minimum, wines with bit more of a track record than I received (only 4 CT notes total for all 6 wines and one mentioned LBW). I also anti...
by JimmyGillingham
November 8th, 2016, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7215
Views: 443912

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

6 bottle mystery pack: 1.) 2010 Garavin Cabernet Sauvignon Linked Vineyard Knights Valley Sonoma County 2.) 2013 Matias Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 3.) 2012 Fuse Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 4.) 2011 Cascina Adelaide Barolo 4 Vigne 5.) 2014 Michael Caitlin Pinot Noir St. Rita Hills 6.) 2013 Quivira V...
by JimmyGillingham
November 8th, 2016, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7215
Views: 443912

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

6 bottle mystery pack: 1.) 2010 Garavin Cabernet Sauvignon Linked Vineyard Knights Valley Sonoma County 2.) 2013 Matias Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 3.) 2012 Fuse Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 4.) 2011 Cascina Adelaide Barolo 4 Vigne 5.) 2014 Michael Caitlin Pinot Noir St. Rita Hills 6.) 2013 Quivira Vi...
by JimmyGillingham
November 8th, 2016, 3:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cassoulet time!
Replies: 172
Views: 11686

Cassoulet time!

I am probably going to buy the D'Artagnan kit to make cassoulet next month. Is it worth spending the extra $80 to get the dish they offer? Like many others, I don't have a 8 Q pot and am considering ordering the dish instead of splitting the recipe.
by JimmyGillingham
October 5th, 2016, 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans baby edition
Replies: 32
Views: 1342

New Orleans baby edition

Will be in New Orleans this weekend. If I find any place that had Ghost In The Machine, I'll let you know where to go.
by JimmyGillingham
September 25th, 2016, 6:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Any Good Pot Roast Recipes?
Replies: 42
Views: 2240

Any Good Pot Roast Recipes?

Tried the Mississippi Pot Roast tonight. Really easy and tasty.
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by JimmyGillingham
September 25th, 2016, 10:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: No, just no: Osteria Langhe, Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 3852

No, just no: Osteria Langhe, Chicago

Tim, although we still have different opinions on OL, I am glad you came back and explained your thoughts. I think that had your second post been your first, this thread probably would not have blown up. That said, I cannot claim to have never fired off a similar post after a disappointing experience.
by JimmyGillingham
September 24th, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: First Sous Vide - Flannery Ribeye's - Help?
Replies: 17
Views: 1602

First Sous Vide - Flannery Ribeye's - Help?

Honestly, steak is one thing I don't like sous vide. I feel that the steaks, especially ribeyes, end up with a weird texture. I would suggest trying something like carrots in the sous vide - sounds boring but carrots and some other vegetables are some of my favorite things to use it with.
by JimmyGillingham
September 24th, 2016, 9:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: No, just no: Osteria Langhe, Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 3852

No, just no: Osteria Langhe, Chicago

I didn't take it as a troll at all. Just a rant. If you have traveled a lot in Italy, it's sometimes annoying to find food here in the US billed as authentic, because it rarely is even close to what you get there, even when the chefs are Italian. But I'll let Tim speak for himself. From his posts i...
by JimmyGillingham
September 24th, 2016, 7:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: No, just no: Osteria Langhe, Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 3852

No, just no: Osteria Langhe, Chicago

Given how Tim's rant about "smooth" turned out, I half expect that someone like Charlie will find a year-old Yelp review where Tim raves about Osteria Langhe.
by JimmyGillingham
September 24th, 2016, 4:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: No, just no: Osteria Langhe, Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 3852

No, just no: Osteria Langhe, Chicago

I was in Chicago for business two weeks ago and went to Osteria Langhe. I really enjoyed the restaurant. My experience was nowhere close to your description (though I can't comment on wine prices because we brought our own). Even though reasonable minds can differ, I find it hard to believe that the...
by JimmyGillingham
September 1st, 2016, 6:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline in Columbia SC (Sept 6-8)
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Offline in Columbia SC (Sept 6-8)

The following week I'll be in Chicago for training. The same class is being held in LA but I got assigned to Chicago. I am working on a trip to LA.
by JimmyGillingham
September 1st, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline in Columbia SC (Sept 6-8)
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Offline in Columbia SC (Sept 6-8)

I will be in Columbia at the National Advocacy Center next week. I would be up for opening some wine if there are any Berserkers in the area who might want to meet for dinner.
by JimmyGillingham
February 11th, 2016, 7:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dallas - Proof + Pantry
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Dallas - Proof + Pantry

P. Willenberg wrote:If you haven't yet, Tei-An is a fantastic Japanese restaurant. He makes his own soba.
Thanks for the tip. We are recent transplants to East Texas and are trying to figure out some good places.
by JimmyGillingham
February 10th, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday Wines -'88 Haut-Brion, '90 La Mission, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Saturday Wines -'88 Haut-Brion, '90 La Mission, etc.

Over the course of the evening, we had a N.V. Roger Pouillon et Fils Champagne Brut Solera, 1991 Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne Domaine des Heritiers, 2005 Gros Frère et Sœur Clos Vougeot Musigni, 1988 Chateau Haut-Brion and a 1990 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion. I didn't take notes during the dinner...
by JimmyGillingham
February 10th, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dallas - Proof + Pantry
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Dallas - Proof + Pantry

On February 6, 2016, Jenna and I had dinner at Proof + Pantry. I was immediately drawn to Proof + Pantry because its menu reminded me of some of my favorite restaurants in Chicago including Maude's Liquor Bar, Ada St. and the Bristol. The dinner did not disappoint as the service, food and decor (oth...
by JimmyGillingham
February 4th, 2016, 3:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crow on Deck
Replies: 15
Views: 1378

Crow on Deck

When will the first wave get its offers (curious how far down the list I am)?
by JimmyGillingham
January 25th, 2016, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: College Station, TX
Replies: 7
Views: 597

College Station, TX

Matt, go to C&J Barbeque. Fargo's Pit is also good. But, my friends in College Station told me C&J.
by JimmyGillingham
January 24th, 2016, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fourrier and question about Bourgogne Rouge
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Fourrier and question about Bourgogne Rouge

Matthew, You only paid $25 for this ? Domestic ? +1. Please do say where! Wally's here in Los Angeles has been having an online Burgundy sale. You still might be able to find some Fourrier. I didn't clear them out. [cheers.gif] And thank you Stuart, John and others for thoughts on this topic. Makes...
by JimmyGillingham
January 22nd, 2016, 6:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth (Sat. 1/23): Wife out of town & Babysitter Scheduled!!! This is Happening!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Dallas/Fort Worth (Sat. 1/23): Wife out of town & Babysitter Scheduled!!! This is Happening!!!

We just need to figure out a time/place/theme. Previously, before it was aborted, we had agreed that since everything is bigger and better in Texas that we should go with Big, Bad Napa Cab! Also, as for location, we could always do Classic Wine Storage in Southlake, unless someone would has another...
by JimmyGillingham
January 21st, 2016, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys holdout support club
Replies: 66
Views: 3967

Rhys holdout support club

Markus S wrote:
robert creth wrote:Wine never tastes as good when you are worried about finances.
Ain't that the truth! Instead of sweet, it is a tad sour on the gums.
+1
by JimmyGillingham
January 21st, 2016, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys holdout support club
Replies: 66
Views: 3967

Rhys holdout support club

We are trying to get finances in order to build a house and consequently, I am having to skip most wines this time around. It is really hard for two reasons in addition to my general wine addiction. First, we got married in 2013, so many of the wines are our wedding year wines. I will have to try an...
by JimmyGillingham
January 21st, 2016, 5:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making Tonkotsu Broth
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Making Tonkotsu Broth

William, thanks for your comment. I was hoping someone had tried it and could vouch for it. I am going to try and make it on Sunday.
by JimmyGillingham
January 18th, 2016, 6:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making Tonkotsu Broth
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Making Tonkotsu Broth

This year, my wife and I moved to a smaller city in East Texas. Prior to moving to Texas, we lived in Chicago and were able to get ramen on a regular basis. That is no longer the case. I am sure that if we drive to Dallas, we could find a good bowl of ramen. However, driving to Dallas for ramen isn'...
by JimmyGillingham
January 15th, 2016, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78498

2012 Maison Ilan

I have neither been a vocal support nor a critic. I actually really enjoyed the 2009 and 2010s that I opened for a rotating dinner group. Beautiful noses but a bit muted on the palate. I liked the story behind the wines, but I am tired of getting stories instead of performance.
by JimmyGillingham
January 12th, 2016, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum's 2016 Winter Release
Replies: 86
Views: 6621

Saxum's 2016 Winter Release

Michael Martin wrote:If any of the first wavers could post the tasting notes from today's release, I would appreciate it.
+1
by JimmyGillingham
January 9th, 2016, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78498

2012 Maison Ilan

Agree. But for me it isn't really an issue of too much or not. The real issue is that he failed to disclose the charges prior to shipping and I didn't agree to them.
by JimmyGillingham
January 8th, 2016, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78498

2012 Maison Ilan

Nick, it is for 16.

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