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by e chin
March 14th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 62
Views: 922

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

No mags, will bring something Italian.
by e chin
March 14th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 62
Views: 922

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Put me down for this Dan.
by e chin
March 12th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NY recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: NY recommendations

I passed along the recommendations to the girls and one response was, "Thanks Dad, but don't bother us this week. Duh it's mid-terms" [scratch.gif] As for dinner I think they are looking for things that might be unique to NY that they can't eat in the Bay Area. They are both foodies even at their yo...
by e chin
March 11th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1993

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

04 JL Chave
Krug Cuvee 166 - and I'm not a bubbles guy
85 Cos D'
by e chin
March 11th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NY recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: NY recommendations

Thanks gentlemen I'll pass these off to the kids. Ultimately it's their decision, I'm just the credit card carrier [cry.gif]
by e chin
March 11th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NY recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 221

NY recommendations

My 2 girls want to go to NY for a little food adventure in August and check out some nearby schools. They created an itinerary (see attached) and I'm hoping you could help with some suggestions. Also any attractions depending on where we are that day that might be off the beaten path. We will be mos...
by e chin
March 6th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 118
Views: 6700

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I just want to try the MB and see if I’m missing something. Nothing more. And I realize the price of admission. Still don’t like it. Might I suggest then to minimize the cost is to purchase an older vintage from an online site if they are not readily available to you locally. I had the good fortune...
by e chin
March 6th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 118
Views: 6700

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

So you are getting a world class wine at a discount, but are buying 3 bottles of their so-so bottles at regular prices to get them. I am on the list for this year and expect my first Monte Bello this shipment. I will likely go through with this year and re-evaluate, as I have not had a Ridge that t...
by e chin
February 12th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Built in grills
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: Built in grills

Just put in a Lynx this summer. Nice grill all in all, but the slots for the drippings aren't large enough or angled enough to make it to the drip pan. Other than that grill gets nice and hot super fast.
by e chin
January 22nd, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cancun as a family vacation - yea or nay?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Cancun as a family vacation - yea or nay?

If you choose not to stay in Cancun any of the resorts on the Rivera would be nice. I've stayed at the Vidanta (checkout redweek.com and sometimes VRBO for listings)a couple of times and while it is a timeshare it does have nice amenities as well as a Cirque du Soleil show on site. We have never ren...
by e chin
January 16th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 74
Views: 4696

Re: Aubert Spring Release

For those recently given an allocation how long of a wait did you have?
by e chin
January 7th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 9452

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

Nick Gangas wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 5:33 pm
OK let's try this.

Rayas
Allemand
Massolino
Rousseau
Roumier
Angerville
Vogue
Roulot
Raveneau
DRC

Too much ?
Nope, I just wish I had your wallet flirtysmile
by e chin
November 15th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Website Q: Woocommerce and Shipping Schedules
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: 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. Vamsi cool to hear you accomplishing what you set out to do. A...
by e chin
October 18th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Oahu, Kahala Resort
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: Oahu, Kahala Resort

If you are heading to the North Shore I would suggest stopping off at Romy's for fresh shrimp and prawns. Great lunch stop for roadside dining and for my taste way better than Giovanni's. If possible call your order in ahead of time.
by e chin
October 9th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A 12 wine blind tasting suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 645

Re: A 12 wine blind tasting suggestions

Sounds like a fun event. Not sure what the purpose is, but if it were more for exposure then I would stick to 3 or 4 bottle of the same type. That way your friends can compare and contrast how vast wine can be. Maybe something along these lines, 4 Cabs one each from say Napa, Bdx, Super Tuscan and W...
by e chin
October 3rd, 2018, 12:17 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anyone want to split an allocation of La Pelle Cabernet All set !!
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Anyone want to split an allocation of La Pelle Cabernet

Or you could buy whatever quantity at 750wines in st. Helena. Just bought some today.
by e chin
October 1st, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 1000

Re: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?

Adam Lee started something called Clarice. Something to consider if you enjoyed Suduri.
by e chin
September 28th, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 2089

Re: Burt Williams era (pre-1998) Williams Selyem inexpensive dinner Sf Bay Area late Oct..

I'm interested if it's in MV and Eric brings a Chalone. I had one from the 70's once and thoroughly enjoyed it.
by e chin
September 24th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Intro Holy Grail Steak Co. plus special Berserker discount code
Replies: 57
Views: 3477

Re: Intro Holy Grail Steak Co. plus special Berserker discount code

Thanks for the discount Cameron, but would have been even better if you had me over for a few bites of the above flirtysmile
by e chin
September 18th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferren Wines release: are you buying?
Replies: 37
Views: 2044

Re: Ferren Wines release: are you buying?

Was I wrong in neglecting to buy the Frei Chard and how is it compared to the Lancel?
by e chin
September 17th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: PYCM, Coche, Zuni...
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: TN: PYCM, Coche, Zuni...

I wonder what bottling that Rayas is. I sure hope it isn't for the reserve.
by e chin
September 12th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa tomorrow for first time
Replies: 24
Views: 1088

Re: Napa tomorrow for first time

Not to hijack the thread, but I'm heading to Napa next month and wanted to ask if there are any wine shops that are great for finding new or under-the-radar local producers. David and Monica at 750wines in St. Helena are exceptional for service and hard-to-find selection. I agree with this if you d...
by e chin
August 30th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Possible SF OL - Sept 20 or Sept 21st?
Replies: 17
Views: 695

Re: Possible SF OL - Sept 20 or Sept 21st?

Larry maybe lunch while you are in RWC. Hopefully you are open to going to another town though.
by e chin
August 29th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1888

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

A max of 10. Bring stems that way it may give him some push to waive corkage in the future.
by e chin
August 28th, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1888

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Set for 9/24 @ 6:30. 1300 Howard Ave. Burlingame CA 94010
by e chin
August 28th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1888

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Alan Rath wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Yes!

Sorry, was just having a little fun, given that a few of us don't want to go back to this or that restaurant. Park & Howard looks good.
Diversity, it’s a good thing grouphug
by e chin
August 28th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1888

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Should I make the reservation or not?
by e chin
August 27th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1888

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

So come to find out that the guy I know is only a part owner and can do $10 per bottle. He is willing to waive the private room fee that holds 10 comfortably. I’m sure if we go occasionally that we could work the corkage down. Forgot the restaurant is called park and Howard bistro in Burlingame. Lmk...
by e chin
August 25th, 2018, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOYLsf ?
Replies: 74
Views: 2556

Re: WOYLsf ?

Celebrating a friends 50th, his brother opened a 06 Bouchard Montrachet. It changed my perception of what Chardonnay could/can be because of that. I had at that point always avoided chards based on my Cali experience.
by e chin
August 24th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1888

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Will do once I’m back home Monday.
by e chin
August 23rd, 2018, 11:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1888

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Dan please pencil me in. If you’d like to checkout some other restaurant that I mentioned I’m more than happy to give them a call. Lmk
by e chin
August 13th, 2018, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RHYS, Open Forum on Rhys and other Darlings
Replies: 282
Views: 11455

Re: RHYS, Open Forum on Rhys and other Darlings

Which brings up Rivers Marie. If the exact same wine was labeled Freeda Schiitlips, would it have been popular? Never having "gotten" R-M, you can accurately gauge my answer. I had tasted his pinot years ago that was a recent bottling and thoroughly enjoyed it and thought with a few years of rest i...
by e chin
August 13th, 2018, 10:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Aug 13, Sole
Replies: 29
Views: 826

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Aug 13, Sole

Thank you boys for bringing some incredible bottles tonight. And Dan thanks again for covering.
by e chin
August 7th, 2018, 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 25
Views: 1113

Reccos for London & Amsterdam

Not much help for restaurants (can never remember), but I stayed at the Pulitzer hotel in Amsterdam. Quite nice and centrally located and a short walk to Anne Frank museum. Indonesian cuisine is a must while there.
by e chin
July 31st, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?
Replies: 77
Views: 2556

Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?

My wife has been given a bottle of Pahlmeyer proprietary red for the past 3 years and from another vendor this year she received a bottle of Krug and Lafon Meursault Charmes. Nice of her to share. For myself I received 2 sets of Riedel Somm series stems. I shattered one of the montrachets trying to ...
by e chin
July 31st, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Celebrity wine geeks
Replies: 125
Views: 5332

Celebrity wine geeks

Look who's jumped into the mix by cashing in on their celebrity status. The owner of this bottle he says the winemaker is Melka, also apologise as I have no idea how to change the image layout format. Gene I assume you're a buyer?
by e chin
July 24th, 2018, 12:12 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 1 day in San Francisco
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

1 day in San Francisco

I warned you about progress.
by e chin
July 17th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 1 day in San Francisco
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

1 day in San Francisco

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:The black cod/sea bass there is really good; im also fond of the duck, which is among the better ones I’ve had in the Bay Area since hunan homes closed.
I loved that place and used to eat there often when I worked in the neighborhood.
by e chin
July 14th, 2018, 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 1 day in San Francisco
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

1 day in San Francisco

Pass on the Progress. Good food but kind of boring. Foreign Cinema is solid and interesting setting. If you do choose to go to R&G, go downstairs where the locals eat. Disclaimer though is most of the Chinese food in Chinatown is mediocre and old school.
by e chin
July 11th, 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of your regular bottles jumps in value.
Replies: 137
Views: 5502

One of your regular bottles jumps in value.

I don’t get it. Unless you’re actually going to sell it, or have used it as collateral in some sort of shady Acker transaction, price inflation shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a bottle of wine you purchased specifically to drink (and enjoy) in the first place. hmm. isn't this just the concept of o...
by e chin
July 9th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which of these California Wineries would you remove from your tasting visit?
Replies: 37
Views: 1807

Which of these California Wineries would you remove from your tasting visit?

I dislike the overt commercial aspect to Darioush. If you do go to Frank Family ask to taste their Promise bottling.
by e chin
July 9th, 2018, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: suggestions for a 2 btl wine carrier?
Replies: 15
Views: 695

suggestions for a 2 btl wine carrier?

NED VALOIS wrote:Mulholland Brothers leather insulated 2 bottle .
+1 You have nice taste Ned.
by e chin
July 9th, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: In DC for the 4th
Replies: 17
Views: 469

In DC for the 4th

The weather was beastly as you say but thankfully all the museums have ac. As for the fireworks my wife was invited by someone on her team to have dinner and view the fireworks at the Kennedy Center. I have never been there so it was a great opportunity. I would have loved to stay longer as there wa...
by e chin
July 8th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: In DC for the 4th
Replies: 17
Views: 469

In DC for the 4th

Neal, Just got back and wanted to say thanks again for the reco's. Went to Centrale for lunch and DBGB for dinner the same night. Wife and kids enjoyed both meals as did I, but other than my steak at DB being a little over salted the meal was solid. Have you been to Proof? Another solid meal there a...
by e chin
July 5th, 2018, 4:01 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: My observations while in China
Replies: 23
Views: 989

My observations while in China

Ive been to a few places and have never been scammed, yet. Maybe my bs meter has newer batteries or just works better than yours.
by e chin
June 22nd, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: My observations while in China
Replies: 23
Views: 989

My observations while in China

Russell Faulkner wrote:Could you please share your thoughts on Americans and Brits?
Are you being cheeky? I will say that the Americans can be the best and worst in just about everything as it pertains to human nature.
by e chin
June 21st, 2018, 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: My observations while in China
Replies: 23
Views: 989

My observations while in China

Face mask of all sorts are worn – I don't understand the reasoning I sometimes wear one as protection against the filth in the air. I assume that is a pretty common reason.... Was recently in Xi'an for the first time. Favorite big city in China I've been to, out of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Chen...
by e chin
June 21st, 2018, 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: My observations while in China
Replies: 23
Views: 989

My observations while in China

Could they tell you were a "westerner" or did they leave you alone ;) The number of scams they tried to run on me is mind boggling. If alone not really, but with the group I was with...The other part being that I am currently pretty tanned so I probably look to them like some peasant farmer. The bl...
by e chin
June 21st, 2018, 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: My observations while in China
Replies: 23
Views: 989

My observations while in China

First time? A great set of impressions reflective of the chaos that is urban China, but I love that. Although you can find French and Italian food fairly easily, why bother with all of the variants that Chinese cuisines offer? Yes my first time pileon I guess other ethnic food naturally would be ar...

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