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by Dave McIsaac
November 21st, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Formation of a Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Committee
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

Re: Announcing the Formation of a Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Committee

You, of course, are writing in an exception for Victor, aren't you? [snort.gif]

Make it happen!!
by Dave McIsaac
November 21st, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"

I was in Pittsburgh last Thursday to watch the Steelers/Browns game and popped a bottle of the 2017 with my 31 y/o son, who lives there. He normally will have maybe a glass of wine, and sips it throughout the evening. We had some cocktail shrimp (and sauce) along with the bottle, and he loved it, dr...
by Dave McIsaac
November 16th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 39
Views: 1574

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 10:45 am
Man, I got to try that Vincent.
Yes you do...... Had a 17 earlier in the week and it was quite snappy, in a good way.
by Dave McIsaac
November 5th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pittsburgh Oct 21
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Pittsburgh Oct 21

If you are dining with Bob, be prepared to discuss the virtues of Baker Mayfield and the Browns on-field success this year..... neener

Sorry, Bob, couldn't resist!! [snort.gif]

Andre - Bob is a Browns fan living in Pittsburgh, and I am a Steeler fan living in the CLE area
by Dave McIsaac
October 28th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2820

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

Lighten up, everyone. Lighten up, Francis. The first person to get the quote, without googling it, gets a free bottle of wine from me. On your honor not not googling it. Sgt Hulka, to Francis , in Stripes. 100% from memory. Feel free to quiz me on the movie in person. [No need for the bottle, but i...
by Dave McIsaac
October 8th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3235

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Nose of asphalt and burnt rubber....
by Dave McIsaac
October 4th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18283

Re: I'm done*

Neal, what is your actual retirement date, and if you don’t mind, your age. I’m calibrating here, learning from my esteemed elders, you and Howard! And congrats. You guys are clearly more balanced and disciplined than me. 120 days from today. 63. Just think, you will finally have some free time to ...
by Dave McIsaac
October 4th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: aucwine.com
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: Retailer Check: AUCwine

Never heard of them. After 30+ grammatical errors that I caught without working too hard, I am s k eptical of anything they represent. Claiming 6 locations and 60 employees for an outfit I've never heard of makes me even more s k eptical, but I look foward to being corrected by others with direct e...
by Dave McIsaac
October 2nd, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2599

Re: Mountain Lions

Should I take this as a positive sign for the upcoming Harvest? Not if you're the one they're gonna harvest. As an adult male [simian], you ought to be able to fight off a single lion by yourself, at least if you have an aluminum baseball bat in your hands [or a nice heavy length of galvanized pipe...
by Dave McIsaac
September 27th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6346

Re: Cayuse is Live

JP - Could be at least three years, maybe longer. I waited 6 years on the list only to be offered a wine I wasn't particularly interested in (Cailloux). A very good wine, but also the highest production and most available on the secondary market. I was hoping for Impulsivo, En Cerise, En Chamberlin...
by Dave McIsaac
September 25th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,

I was in a similar situation, but knew it was Goodfellow, because it was my only pending shipment. I reached out to Marcus (quietly), and without any prompting, he recalled the shipment, and is replacing the wine. Buy with confidence, and Marcus, sorry for your troubles in the shipper jumping the gu...
by Dave McIsaac
September 20th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 390
Views: 25281

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Marcus - I sent you a PM

Thanks!
by Dave McIsaac
September 20th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Pitsburgh PA
Replies: 40
Views: 5149

Re: Pitsburgh PA

How is La Tavola? I’m always looking for new italian restaurants. I love Piccolo Forno. Alla Familigia is good, but way overpriced. There is a small italian place on Painters Run road in the south hills called Claudio’s. No corkage and good food. Prices are low but cash only. It has been years (lik...
by Dave McIsaac
September 19th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache Day, Sept 20
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: Grenache Day, Sept 20

Carlisle Rossi Ranch [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
September 19th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Pitsburgh PA
Replies: 40
Views: 5149

Re: Pitsburgh PA

Hey Everyone here is my list for favorite PGH restaurants that allow BYOB. -Top BYOB no liq license no cork fee: Cafe Dujour Cafe Zinho Cucina Vitale Piccolo Forno Penn Ave Fish Company Gaucho Parilla Argentina B52. * Favorite Girasole (has alc but no cork fee) Everyday Noodles Chengdu Gourmet Cafe...
by Dave McIsaac
September 19th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: TN: 2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

Frank, Outstanding notes.....I'll have to check my inventory to see if I have any of these. I would strongly suggest grabbing some of the Boheme 2013 Old Mancini Ranch Zin. I grabbed a six-pack of this on BD, and it is perhaps the most savory wine I have had. Not as fruity as the Carlisle zin I have...
by Dave McIsaac
September 18th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New Boheme Release...(long/boring)
Replies: 19
Views: 1192

Re: TN: New Boheme Release...(long/boring)

I had the 2014 Stuller PN last week, and it was really good.

I have drunk 3 bottles of the 2013 Old Mancini Ranch zin, and have raved over each one - so herbal and spicy!!

I have the 2010 Stuller PN mag earmarked for the family Thanksgiving dinner - a little over 2 months away!!
by Dave McIsaac
September 5th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traveling Wine Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Re: Traveling Wine Glasses

Russ Williams wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 8:57 am
If you’re driving I would recommend a wine glass carrying case and take your good glasses. No need to sacrifice when traveling.
+1
by Dave McIsaac
August 31st, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1814

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

Spices are best stored in cool, dark places. Not sure right beneath burners would qualify......

Cook at the Hyeholde, as I recall??
by Dave McIsaac
August 31st, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1464
Views: 99484

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

O M G 2012 Kirschenmann Zin is just an achievement. Nice! I need to get my hands on one of those. The 2012 Bedrock version was probably my favorite of the vintage so far - would love to see what Mike O did with the grapes that year. Crazy elegant, feminine, crescendo attack. Honestly one of the ver...
by Dave McIsaac
August 31st, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Carlisle Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: TN: 2013 Carlisle Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Thanks for the notes on this Frank!

I have one of these left, and I am now not afraid to pop it open.

Would this be better on it own, or paired with a nice steak?

TIA
by Dave McIsaac
August 27th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: Orlando

PM our Country Squire
by Dave McIsaac
August 15th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 390
Views: 25281

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I have to say (first time posting on this thread) that a very delicious sounding review just landed for the 2017 Biggio Hamina Rose Pinot Noir Ella Claygate Vineyard! Sounds positively tasty: "Deep bright-hued orange. Potent red berry, blood orange, rose pastille and exotic spice qualities on the d...
by Dave McIsaac
August 13th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land
Replies: 24
Views: 1498

Re: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land

T Welch wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Dave McIsaac wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Dagnabbit Truett!! [wow.gif] [cheers.gif]
Now what did I do?
Oh Ho Ho Ho - don't play the innocent here, M'Lad... we know you are the driving source behind this...... [snort.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
August 13th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hi everyone in Boston
Replies: 12
Views: 830

Re: Hi everyone in Boston

Welcome Diane!!
by Dave McIsaac
July 30th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1882

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Piqued my interest

Piqued my interest

Piqued my interest!!!!!

Off to the curmudgeon thread.........
by Dave McIsaac
July 30th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2348

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Carlton McCrindle wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Can you post a picture of both, Chris?
Can we put them in the standard home dishwasher? Thanks.
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by Dave McIsaac
July 26th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 55
Views: 2778

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Wow.  This is a crazy wine, and wildly different than any rose that I’ve ever had before (in a good way). In fact, if I tasted this blind and blindfolded so that I couldn’t see the color, I don’t know what I’d be guessing, but probably not rose.  Speaking of color, this has to be one of the prettie...
by Dave McIsaac
July 22nd, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9968

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Check out from about 2:45 on, but watch til the end - I think he would get a kick out of it...


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by Dave McIsaac
July 11th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2532

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Kelly Flynn wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Cape Cod in 2 weeks. Lobster on the brain. Question is how I get a 3L corton charlemagne through TSA?
Bring a couple of 750’s as “gifts” for the TSA staff...
by Dave McIsaac
July 8th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist
Replies: 16
Views: 1432

Re: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist

Who would be better than Carole Meredith??
by Dave McIsaac
July 5th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2326

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

After a hot and sweaty bike ride, downed a couple of Bell’s Oberon ales. Shower and shave, and onto the 2018 Tercero rose. With a dinner of grilled lamb chops, corn on the cob (first of the summer) and some wild rice, opened a bottle of 2017 Vincent Bjornson Vineyard Gamay Noir , which was a nice ma...
by Dave McIsaac
July 2nd, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 3932

Re: What meals did you grow up on

SOS - "$hit On a Shingle

Chipped beef, butter, flour, milk and pepper over toast

Sounds gross, but is quite tasty
by Dave McIsaac
July 1st, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 470
Views: 37862

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

It's been a while since I've posted a note. 2015 Briceland Vineyards Zinfandel Dark Horse Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County (6/19/2019) Such a unique wine. Flavors typical of a Zinfandel, with bramble fruit, shading more red than purple but then there’s white floral and spic...
by Dave McIsaac
June 21st, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2430

Re: DELETE THREAD

Ibid
by Dave McIsaac
June 15th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 4053

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Stop picking on this Diego already and stock up on his 90++ point wines while you have the chance
by Dave McIsaac
June 15th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 2744

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

A mess of snow crab legs with a Ceritas Chard and some of this..... champagne.gif
by Dave McIsaac
June 15th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 2744

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

Craig G wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 8:45 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Café Iruña In Pamplona, it seems
Bull.
There you go running off again.......
by Dave McIsaac
June 9th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 3569

Re: True Confessions

Peanut butter and dill pickle sandwich.....Deelish!!
by Dave McIsaac
May 31st, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!
Replies: 13
Views: 1448

Re: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!

Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Nah, someone posted it here a few weeks ago
I don't see it...I actually looked before I leapt
Using your "search function?"

Image
Todd, you sure walked right into that one!!
by Dave McIsaac
May 22nd, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 10614

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Nola Palomar wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 2:24 pm
Hi Dave, just the oil, I just left you a message on your phone.
Got your message - thanks, and no worries.
by Dave McIsaac
April 24th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 470
Views: 37862

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

As part of my BD10 extravaganza, I bought a case of the 2017 The Princess & The Peasant Carignan, and popped one Saturday night (I bought a half case of the 2016 during BD 9.) Both are excellent. Monday, I was walking through a local grocery store, and was walking past the wine section, when somethi...

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