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by Dave McIsaac
July 9th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again
Replies: 20
Views: 1000

Re: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again

Spent some time in NE Ohio and noticed how expensive wine was compared to NY. Amen. The selection here is anemic at best, and the cost is usually greater than the cost to ship in from elsewhere. Practically none of the wine that is talked about on this board can be sourced from an Ohio retailer. Wh...
by Dave McIsaac
July 7th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB:
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: LTB: Colonel E.H Taylor 18 Year Marriage Bourbon

Tony, you can edit your posts yourself - just click on the little pencil thing when you hit "post reply"
by Dave McIsaac
July 7th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1865 Lafite
Replies: 18
Views: 2257

Re: 1865 Lafite

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Anton D wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 12:14 pm
I am looking forward to Francois' tasting notes.
He hasn't opened his case
He's tasting through his 1867s........more approachable young......
by Dave McIsaac
July 7th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale
Replies: 58
Views: 4112

Re: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale

What the hell is Bionic Frog? It’s a shiraz named after a critter. You guys have those too right? [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] Thanks Scott. We have a whole vinous zoo full of them. I like the name though. Jeremy - Cayuse's owner, Christophe Baron, is French, hence the frog. If you have met him, you w...
by Dave McIsaac
July 5th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kobayashi Winery Viognier WeatherEye
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: TN: 2018 Kobayashi Winery Viognier WeatherEye

Sounds great Dale!

What do you know about this winery??
by Dave McIsaac
July 3rd, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Lava VINE Petite Sirah
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: 2014 Lava VINE Petite Sirah

Dan-I am brutish at making people look bad, one of my many shortcomings. I rather boorishly corrected Tom Hill about Benito Dusi having passed when I should have just shot him a PM rather than embarrass him publicly. Tom-if you read this please forgive me. Markus-I would say that Thackrey's Rossi v...
by Dave McIsaac
July 3rd, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450038

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

+1. Just bought a bunch of of the '15 in halves, and am hoping I don't have to wait forever for them. Speaking of "forever," I just pulled the cork on a 88 Trotanoy to celebrate my continued existence on this side of the dirt for another year. Cork was reluctant to leave the bottle but came out cle...
by Dave McIsaac
July 3rd, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450038

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Continuing my Bordeaux adventures. Opened a 2016 La Dame de Montrose, as a peek into what the grand vin could be like (I'd love to buy a bottle or two of 2016 and/or 2019 Montrose, but not willing to commit infanticide). Quite open with a short decant, muscular and slightly animalistic, with cassis...
by Dave McIsaac
July 3rd, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1610

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

I have Buzz with the shaming lead over William 5.5-4, but William is charging hard............ [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
July 3rd, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1610

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Mel Hill wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 9:19 pm
Maison Ilan
*Drops mic*

[rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
July 2nd, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???
Replies: 39
Views: 2375

Re: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???

How does everyone put their glasses in the dishwasher? I was hoping to find a rack like in a commercial dishwasher that would fit in a home dishwasher. I have a Bosch and it has the spot to hold wine glasses but that didn't get my hard water stains off particularly well. I use these https://www.ama...
by Dave McIsaac
July 2nd, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 43
Views: 2686

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:30 am
Anybody want mine just reach out. I get a good allocation including mags and I’m outta work now after a COVID-19 Force Majeure release from my contact.
Sorry to hear this Glenn. Be well. [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
July 1st, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTT for various bourbons
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: WTB/WTT for various bourbons

Hi all, Finding those relatively inexpensive yet hard to acquire bourbons in Texas is a real pain in the ass unless you show up to stores daily and hope for the best. Looking for the following for cash or trade at release pricing. Weller Antique 107 Eagle Rare Blanton’s Stagg Jr. BP McKenna BiB EH ...
by Dave McIsaac
June 30th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 46
Views: 3126

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Things can change. Pittsburgh went green 6/5 with a return to socially responsible dining. 6/30 with a recent upsurge in cases and all booze is shut down. Things in PA are now being handled on a county-by-county basis. Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) is as Tom posted, but you can still get drinks in ...
by Dave McIsaac
June 26th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boxes that smell corked
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: Boxes that smell corked

Michael Martin wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 11:55 am
If any of you ever lived or passed through a town with a papermill, you will forever have the "corked" smell in your head. It is not easily forgotten.
Try living in a town that had a cork mill, like my grandparents and father did. Nasty beyond nasty.
by Dave McIsaac
June 21st, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Ch.Petrus '70 hlf btl
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Ch.Petrus '70 hlf btl

$200
by Dave McIsaac
June 21st, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2168

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Alex Frank wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 5:58 pm
2000 Grand Puy Lacoste in the decanter, burgers headed to the grill in about 20 minutes, first kid due in four months. Heck of a Father's Day. [cheers.gif]
Congrats Alex!!! [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
June 21st, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2168

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Brian Pinci wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 1:55 pm
We are at our place in Ocean City Md and I forgot to bring the wine!!!!
Red card, Brian........ [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
June 21st, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2168

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Planning to open a 2008 Cimarossa ‘Rive di Cimarossa’ cab, a 2009 Larkmead cab, and a 2010 Barnett PNVA cab. Got a whole prime tenderloin that I’ll cut into filets later this afternoon. My parents are here and all three of our kids will be home. The oldest will become a father in about 3 weeks, so ...
by Dave McIsaac
June 21st, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2168

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Baby back ribs on the grill with:

2016 Virage Rose

2015 Lichen Estate Blanc d' Gris

2013 Boheme Old Mancini Ranch Zinfandel
by Dave McIsaac
June 20th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19160

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I find it odd, and terribly disappointing, to see it's the topic of fighting against racism that's drawing-out some arguments that could have equally been made before, but weren't. The logical inconsistency is clear. And the fact that it's this topic says a lot. Brian, I think the reason is that ev...
by Dave McIsaac
June 19th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???
Replies: 39
Views: 2375

Re: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???

Oxi-clean works well, too, but be sure to rinse very, very well.
by Dave McIsaac
June 16th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Marquis
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Marquis

Len Stevens wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 7:36 am
I'm really looking forward to this. I received an offer 2 days ago and ordered 3 bottles. Thanks for the note.
Are you driving out to pick it up?? [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
June 16th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19160

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Yep. I avoid anything that Chuck Wagner touches. In general, I am finding myself supporting more of the smaller guys and up & comers. Better customer service and more appreciation for my purchases. And we thank you for your sacrifice! [snort.gif] Neal, OP posted about Woody Allen allegedly molestin...
by Dave McIsaac
June 15th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?
Replies: 29
Views: 796

Re: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?

A 2016 Virage, a 2016 Tercero and a 2017 Franny Beck all disappeared from my cellar this weekend. All were very tasty, and shows that rose can indeed age. Dave, Glad to hear that 2016 showed well. I still have a few cases left that I am laying down to see how they develop over time and I'm excited ...
by Dave McIsaac
June 15th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?
Replies: 29
Views: 796

Re: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?

A 2016 Virage, a 2016 Tercero and a 2017 Franny Beck all disappeared from my cellar this weekend.

All were very tasty, and shows that rose can indeed age.
by Dave McIsaac
June 15th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Boheme & Ridge ManciniVnyd Reds....(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: TN: Boheme & Ridge ManciniVnyd Reds....(short/boring)

Love that Boheme zin, and have a couple left, I think.

Quite a contrast in style to Carlisle, which I also love.
by Dave McIsaac
June 15th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 45
Views: 2069

Re: New cool book on Champagne

Mine arrives today!!
by Dave McIsaac
June 12th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Racines
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Re: Racines

Isn't David Lilly from Chambers Street part of the ownership group?
by Dave McIsaac
June 5th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14487

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund - (DONATION CAP $60,000 REACHED!!)

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 1:24 pm
c fu wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Where do we go to follow on FB, Charlie?
You'll see it pop up that I'm going live on facebook. There's no actual link until the video ends
What is this "Facebook" to which you refer?
This, AND what is this IG thingie...
by Dave McIsaac
June 3rd, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8098

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

On BDXI, I bought 3 cases of 750s and 1 case of 375s of Virage 2016 Rose, to back up a couple I had left from the prior year.

Just love this stuff, and have polished off over a 1/2 case since then.
by Dave McIsaac
June 3rd, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450038

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With my 2 daughters and one of their friends....

2017 Vincent Ribbon Ridge PN
2014 Sandler Boer Vineyard PN

Served with cedar-planked Copper River salmon

Was an awesome evening [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
June 2nd, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for wine shops in Central Jersey?
Replies: 21
Views: 840

Re: Recommendations for wine shops in Central Jersey?

I think Joe Bembry is still at 56 Degree Wine in Bernardsville. The aforementioned Chris Cree started this shop, as I recall.
by Dave McIsaac
May 28th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: UPDATED - Cellar Thinning (Faethm, Dirty and Rowdy and more)
Replies: 12
Views: 1729

Re: Cellar Thinning (Faethm, Dirty and Rowdy and more)

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MikeL238 wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 11:23 am
Dave McIsaac wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 11:00 am
Mike C. wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 12:09 pm


Sorry, out of those now.
Mike,

You may want to mark the bottles sold as such (edit the post), so that everyone knows what you have left for sale.
To be fair, Faethm reds weren't listed [cheers.gif]
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by Dave McIsaac
May 28th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: UPDATED - Cellar Thinning (Faethm, Dirty and Rowdy and more)
Replies: 12
Views: 1729

Re: Cellar Thinning (Faethm, Dirty and Rowdy and more)

Mike C. wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Lee Ibarra wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 7:42 am
Would you sell any Faethm reds?
Sorry, out of those now.
Mike,

You may want to mark the bottles sold as such (edit the post), so that everyone knows what you have left for sale.
by Dave McIsaac
May 25th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 84
Views: 5321

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

jordan jacobs wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Anyone know where I can purchase the Conterno Giacomo Sensory here in the US?
Thanks
See post #30
by Dave McIsaac
May 22nd, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 219
Views: 18229

Re: Aged Cali Cab

Just a joyous bottle which made up for some duds on the actual birthday. This wine had real energy, both sweet & tart fruit easily appreciated, length without bitterness. Tannins resolved but not completely absent yet. Delicious bottle. A3C8C12C-7AE7-4CB6-9F30-C7C260671F4A.jpeg Birth year wine, G??...
by Dave McIsaac
May 22nd, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best CA Pinot Noir
Replies: 23
Views: 1533

Re: Best CA Pinot Noir

Arcadian
by Dave McIsaac
May 21st, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?
Replies: 52
Views: 1725

Re: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 3:56 pm
What? I didn't know! I have none chilled :(

Enjoy boys!
7-10 minutes in the fridge should get you good to go.......
by Dave McIsaac
May 19th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 548
Views: 44888

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Andrew K. wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 4:07 pm
what's the hierarchy between the Franny Beck Blue Label, Johan and La Chenaie? I got a mixed case, so I don't even know the price points.
Michael gave a nice write-up about this in the Quarantine thread for Franny
by Dave McIsaac
May 19th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50% off vinguardvalise
Replies: 29
Views: 1295

Re: 50% off vinguardvalise

Patrick T a y l o r wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Thanks to the OP for the PSA.

And thanks to Vinguard Valise for this copywriting:

"Ribbed design for durability and optimal performance."
And for her pleasure......... [wow.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
May 17th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PVC Pipe Wine Rack - Best practices?
Replies: 51
Views: 5074

Re: PVC Pipe Wine Rack - Best practices?

Nathan,

Get your ass back here, and that is an order!!!

We miss you [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
May 16th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First drink after recovering from COVID-19
Replies: 37
Views: 1518

Re: First drink after recovering from COVID-19

Best of luck to you, Subu - get well! champagne.gif
by Dave McIsaac
May 16th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: Nebie Intro
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Nebie Intro

Great job, Victor...... pileon
by Dave McIsaac
May 15th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the "great" roses you've had?
Replies: 157
Views: 7092

Re: What are the "great" roses you've had?

Tempier is great, and I have to put the Virage 2016 Rose into the mix. Cabernet Franc, and I love it so much I bought 3 cases of 750s, and another of the 375 this past BD.

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