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by Sean Moore
November 3rd, 2014, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

NickC wrote:oh come on. does ray not have a sharpie?
Ahem.
NickC wrote:or basic photo editing skills with free software (MS Paint? Mac Equivalent?)
Nope. No Microsoft in France.
by Sean Moore
November 3rd, 2014, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

That was poor advice if true. Ray is savvy enough with his mobile phone or computer to blur out or cross off any super secret numbers that he might be afraid of. Takes 5 seconds on the phone...and I'm pretty sure Ray isn't sporting an old nokia candybar phone. Nope. They don't have sharpies in Fran...
by Sean Moore
October 31st, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Stephane Hebert wrote:
Did you make sure that all necessary banking infos (especially your IBAN) you sent to MI were complete, without anything missing (a few numbers, for instance)?
Did you look under your desk?

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by Sean Moore
October 31st, 2014, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan

October 8th again? Boy howdy.
Stephane Hebert wrote:Chris, this will be my last intervention on this topic.
by Sean Moore
October 31st, 2014, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan

Ooops, I forgot about October 8th...
Stephane Hebert wrote:
That'll be all for me here folks. It was a sincere pleasure chatting with some of you, from whom I learn a lot by reading this board.

Stephane
by Sean Moore
October 31st, 2014, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

And way back on October 18th...
Stephane Hebert wrote:That'll be all for me folks. Thank you for your attention and patience, I sincerely wish you the best.
by Sean Moore
October 31st, 2014, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Stephane Hebert wrote:
Chris Blum wrote:Stephane, you are implying that Ray's venture is dead.
I was refering to this endless 56 pages thread. MI is doing great.
by Sean Moore
October 31st, 2014, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Stephane Hebert wrote:
Chris Blum wrote:According to Ray, a number of people will be getting their wire tx confirmations within the next hour to 90 minutes.
Voilà! :)

I told you Chris (and Freek, and a few others), that you didn't have to worry, just a little more patience was required (patience, yeah, I know, I know).
by Sean Moore
October 27th, 2014, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

jdietz wrote:If you do an offline, please be sure your guests are old enough to appreciate and understand Burgundy.
Well done.
by Sean Moore
October 16th, 2014, 3:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Seattle Foodie Scene
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Seattle Foodie Scene

Kris Patten wrote:Tough to beat Walrus and Carpenter, but Taylor is much closer to me.
I'm a big fan of the W & C (and in Ballard)!
by Sean Moore
October 16th, 2014, 3:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Seattle Foodie Scene
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Seattle Foodie Scene

P. Willenberg wrote:I'd be surprised if Elliot's and Walrus didn't get their oysters from Taylor
I don't know about Elliot's, but I don't think the W & C does (and I frequent it a great deal as I live mere minutes away).

http://thewalrusbar.com/farmers/
by Sean Moore
October 15th, 2014, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Ralph Earle wrote:But it might add some perspective to mention that, as of yesterday, Premier Cru has secured only 6 of the 66 bottles of 2011 Burgundies that I have purchased from them.
Did they tell you they had already shipped the yet-to-be secured wine?
by Sean Moore
October 14th, 2014, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

I'm mostly just sad that Mr. Klapp killed Santa Claus back in post #632. Way to kick a fella in the jewels.
by Sean Moore
October 9th, 2014, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A bevy of blind, mediocre white Bordeauxs
Replies: 123
Views: 4108

TN: A bevy of blind, mediocre white Bordeauxs

D. Zyl3rb3rg wrote:As they say, there are no bad wines, only deuchebags on the internet who insist that if other folks didn't like their sacred cows, the flaws must lie with the tasters or the tastings.
Douchebags too.
by Sean Moore
October 7th, 2014, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan

One small thing though: he sent the wines to my old address from 3 years ago, even though I have been putting my correct address under all my mails and have mentioned at least 10 times to him that the old address should not be used. He also put my old phone number on the documents, even though he h...
by Sean Moore
October 6th, 2014, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557573

2011 Maison Ilan

Bump.
by Sean Moore
September 15th, 2014, 12:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Seattle Foodie Scene
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Seattle Foodie Scene

P. Willenberg wrote:when you go to Melrose , there's a great trifecta with Taylor Shellfish, Rumba for cocktails, and Victrola for coffee.
Just went to the new-ish Taylor Shellfish location in Pioneer Square this weekend post-M's game. Superb!
by Sean Moore
September 10th, 2014, 9:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Seattle Foodie Scene
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Seattle Foodie Scene

Check out the Paris Grocery while at the Spanish Table!
by Sean Moore
August 15th, 2014, 11:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My Coffee geek so far
Replies: 73
Views: 2339

My Coffee geek so far

If you need another high end option...

http://www.clivecoffee.com/product/rati ... chine.html
by Sean Moore
August 11th, 2014, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nashville Wine Auction: Recap and TN…Some Great Cabs
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Nashville Wine Auction: Recap and TN…Some Great Cabs

Thanks for the info, Adam. I'd not heard of the Margaux du Chateaux Margaux.
by Sean Moore
August 10th, 2014, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nashville Wine Auction: Recap and TN…Some Great Cabs
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Nashville Wine Auction: Recap and TN…Some Great Cabs

I'm not at all surprised that a 2009 Margaux and 2011 Dujac weren't showing well. Were others surprised?
by Sean Moore
August 10th, 2014, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another TJ's Steal??...NotReally....(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 855

TN: Another TJ's Steal??...NotReally....(short/boring)

I realize that shopping options vary depending on where one lives, but Trader Joe's is a very poor option for food in my community. It's a discount market with a correspondingly discount product quality.
by Sean Moore
August 8th, 2014, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offering is live!!
Replies: 45
Views: 3724

SQN offering is live!!

Jim Clary wrote:I would actually prefer more grenache over syrah, as I like the grenache a little more. Glad to have what I got, and not complaining in the least!
+1.
by Sean Moore
August 6th, 2014, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Espresso Machine Porn -- Too much, or awesome
Replies: 22
Views: 906

Espresso Machine Porn -- Too much, or awesome

Tough life! A simple consideration, but I find levers rather than knobs much easier to use for steam wands and hot water taps.
by Sean Moore
August 6th, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Espresso Machine Porn -- Too much, or awesome
Replies: 22
Views: 906

Espresso Machine Porn -- Too much, or awesome

Sweet machine indeed, but if given the choice, I'd prefer a single group Slayer.

http://www.slayerespresso.com/single-group/
by Sean Moore
August 4th, 2014, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sideways 10th anniversary celebration w/ TNs and pix
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Sideways 10th anniversary celebration w/ TNs and pix

I really enjoy your posts. Thanks for sharing this!
by Sean Moore
August 4th, 2014, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The (almost) Case of the Chateau Rayas
Replies: 12
Views: 1547

The (almost) Case of the Chateau Rayas

I'll go $118 for that bottle, Nolan. [wow.gif]
by Sean Moore
August 4th, 2014, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Ceritas Costalina
Replies: 2
Views: 291

TN: 2012 Ceritas Costalina

While I've only been purchasing from the list for 3 years, I've a smattering of the Ceritas Pinots back to the 2007 vintage. This is the finest young Ceritas Pinot I've had, and this is drinking superbly right now in spite of its obvious youth. There is plenty of crunchy, tart red fruit, but there i...
by Sean Moore
August 4th, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The (almost) Case of the Chateau Rayas
Replies: 12
Views: 1547

The (almost) Case of the Chateau Rayas

In fairness to the Bouchard thread, I'm no saint and would have happily paid $118 per for the 3 bottles. I suspected there might be a mistake, and I did not go out of my way to correct it as I thought the retailer would. He did, but it was the way he did that impressed me. And this thread is not abo...
by Sean Moore
August 4th, 2014, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The (almost) Case of the Chateau Rayas
Replies: 12
Views: 1547

The (almost) Case of the Chateau Rayas

I still got 2 bottles at a good price and found a great new retailer. ATL is a bit far from me, but hopefully others more nearby that don't already do business with Collectible Fine Wine will see this and give them a try. And your aside is most definitely true!
by Sean Moore
August 4th, 2014, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The (almost) Case of the Chateau Rayas
Replies: 12
Views: 1547

The (almost) Case of the Chateau Rayas

On July 18th, while perusing wine searcher, I found an astonishing price on 3 bottles of 2004 Rayas at $118 per. I purchased them on-line without confirming the price with the retailer (Collectible Fine Wine), expecting that I would be contacted if the price was an error. Here is the exchange that f...
by Sean Moore
July 22nd, 2014, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many different forms of a toast do you know? Here`s a list.
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

How many different forms of a toast do you know? Here`s a list.

Blake Brown wrote: Hebrew: "לחיים" ("L'Chayyim") (to life, traditional Jewish toast)
If you mistakenly think this is a toast to "the hymen," it will be most embarrassing for you. Not that I would know.
by Sean Moore
June 10th, 2014, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Case of Mistaken Identity: California Chardonnay – Chablis
Replies: 36
Views: 2558

A Case of Mistaken Identity: California Chardonnay – Chablis

The vineyard I'm most interested in tasting is Pinnacle (Santa Cruz Mts.). This is a dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard planted in the 1970s at an elevation of 1,600 feet. I just cracked my first Pinnacle Vineyard last Friday evening and we drank it side-by-side with a 2012 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard. ...
by Sean Moore
June 2nd, 2014, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Kutch Falstaff Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 16
Views: 1075

TN: 2012 Kutch Falstaff Vineyard Pinot Noir

I opened my first bottle of 2012 Falstaff last night, and most definitely concur with the glowing notes above. It is indeed a superb wine that I expect will age brilliantly.
by Sean Moore
May 27th, 2014, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How should I sell 10K+ worth of wine from my personal collection?
Replies: 83
Views: 6870

How should I sell 10K+ worth of wine from my personal collection?

George Hejna wrote:I like the red. [berserker.gif]

George
+1, but I would have added additional jazz with MORE CAPITAL LETTERS and a few, well-placed exclamation points!!!
by Sean Moore
May 21st, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Copper River - Incoming
Replies: 224
Views: 13924

Copper River - Incoming

It's a big Copper run this year and prices will drop fast. We splurged on a couple pounds of sockeye last Saturday (we do every year), but we also get a bit of a price break for reasons related to my work. (I'm much more upset about the ever-escalating prices for spot prawns.) I also love the Columb...
by Sean Moore
May 14th, 2014, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2014 Golden Arches Pomegranate Blueberry Smoothie Award: the early nominations
Replies: 132
Views: 7342

The 2014 Golden Arches Pomegranate Blueberry Smoothie Award: the early nominations

Look, I don't drink the larger boned CA pinot anymore and Mark had the experience he did. Blind tasting can be humbling and starkly candid. I don't often drink Pinots on the riper end of the scale either these days, and I note that prior vintages of KB than the ones Mark tried were even riper and h...
by Sean Moore
April 30th, 2014, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A desert island and ONE producer!
Replies: 112
Views: 3802

A desert island and ONE producer!

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Dehlinger
This was my choice in previous iterations of this thread, but I now think I'm willing to forego diversity for Rayas.
by Sean Moore
April 29th, 2014, 11:09 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Beaucastel SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 376

FS: 2010 Beaucastel SOLD

You see, Alan is a damn swell dude!
by Sean Moore
April 15th, 2014, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite $30 and under Cab
Replies: 50
Views: 2512

Favorite $30 and under Cab

A JB Neufeld bottling might fit the bill although it is more like $35. A Browne Family Vineyards Cab?
by Sean Moore
April 8th, 2014, 9:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best taste/effort ratio
Replies: 95
Views: 2440

Best taste/effort ratio

Spaghetti ai Tartufi Neri.
by Sean Moore
April 8th, 2014, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Varietals Are NOT Proper Nouns...
Replies: 70
Views: 2844

Wine Varietals Are NOT Proper Nouns...

Craig Gleason wrote:This begs the question: Could this thread only be more perfect if someone misused "to beg the question?"
I could care less! [wow.gif]

Now if only someone would point out the difference between variety and varietal.
by Sean Moore
April 7th, 2014, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock sighted on MPLS shelves
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Bedrock sighted on MPLS shelves

There's some Bedrock in stock at a few stores around here as well.
by Sean Moore
March 20th, 2014, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to choose ONE balanced Calif PN...
Replies: 56
Views: 2568

If you had to choose ONE balanced Calif PN...

Doug Schulman wrote:Since OR is also of interest, why not bring some Cameron, or if you have or can find some, Thomas? That's what I would do. unless I could get some well-aged Williams Selyem.
I like the Cameron idea.
by Sean Moore
March 13th, 2014, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is YOUR best value in highend CA Chardonnay?
Replies: 75
Views: 2608

Who is YOUR best value in highend CA Chardonnay?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
Douglas Breen wrote:All of the Ceritas chardonnay's are in the $50 range. I have dropped a few higher priced lists due to my love of Ceritas. Just thinking about it makes me want to put a bottle 'on deck'.
The discussion is really about who is second best.
I'm in this camp as well.
by Sean Moore
March 13th, 2014, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone spoken to Ray Walker lately?
Replies: 163
Views: 10663

Has anyone spoken to Ray Walker lately?

Bump.
by Sean Moore
March 10th, 2014, 12:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Knife sharpening by mail....Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 677

Knife sharpening by mail....Recommendations?

Chris Freemott wrote:I just lined up about 150 inches of steel (and a few garden pruners) and am shipping them out to one of the firms in Robert's link (Seattle knives).
I've used Seattle Knife Sharpening and have been exceptionally pleased with the results on our rather large set of Shuns.
by Sean Moore
March 7th, 2014, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone ever dealt w/ Benchmark a Wine Group?
Replies: 57
Views: 3105

Anyone ever dealt w/ Benchmark a Wine Group?

I've sold over 1,500 bottles of wine from my cellar to Benchmark over the past two/three years and they are very, very, very picky. Which is why I've purchased from them, too. They pick up in a refrigerated truck from my offsite, which isn't a locker place but a facility managed by The Best Cellar/...
by Sean Moore
February 21st, 2014, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan
Replies: 409
Views: 20134

2011 Maison Ilan

Bump.

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