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by NickC
April 8th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options

Moving to Atlanta in a few months. Looking at getting some off-site storage space. Anyone have experience or knowledge of the offerings in (or around) the city? Any notable distinctions between the options? Recommendations for any particular spot?

Thanks!
by NickC
March 3rd, 2016, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78121

2012 Maison Ilan

I sent an email to what's his name (Ray's assistance) offering to offset the price of not-yet-received bottles against the quoted exorbitant shipping price (once-reduced) that I was invoiced. He said he'd pass it on to Ray. I never heard back.
by NickC
February 17th, 2016, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Vintage Assessment and Premox Check Dinner No. 1
Replies: 94
Views: 6134

2008 Vintage Assessment and Premox Check Dinner No. 1

Summary, buy more PYCM. (credit card looks angrily at me)
by NickC
February 11th, 2016, 5:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova Sous Vide Cooker
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Anova Sous Vide Cooker

[quote="Ron Slye"][/quote] If you get a proper seal, yes. You can't use a clamp-style with excessively liquid ingredients. also it helps to cuff the bag before putting the food in it to prevent getting the edge of the bag wet and preventing a good seal. See http://www.seriouseats.com/images/2015/07/...
by NickC
February 11th, 2016, 3:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova Sous Vide Cooker
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Anova Sous Vide Cooker

Any concerns about using plastic bags for cooking? I think there are for long cooks. But for short 1-2 hr cooks prob not True for fully submerged long-cooks at high temperatures. The vacuum isn't as good, so air trapped in the bag will inflate possibly resulting in uneven cooking. Also the seal isn...
by NickC
February 1st, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Flannery Beef - 30% Off Ribeyes & New Yorks, & 30% off Special 60-Day Dry Aged Ribeyes
Replies: 121
Views: 10528

Flannery Beef - 30% Off Ribeyes & New Yorks, & 30% off Special 60-Day Dry Aged Ribeyes

Not the 60 day, but still deeeeeeeeeeelish. Reverse sear, butter, garlic, shallot, thyme. Finished with olive oil and a bunch of lemon. Really nice treat.

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by NickC
January 29th, 2016, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we ban Premier Cru
Replies: 44
Views: 2514

Should we ban Premier Cru

Alan Eden wrote:Wow

The moral being people really do love all the arguing despite all the posturing otherwise, fine with me i was curious which way this would go

So berserkers are officially a bunch of flamers !!!!!
Oh god, f*ck right off with this.

This thread is straight up stoking the fire and you know it.
by NickC
January 28th, 2016, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we ban Premier Cru
Replies: 44
Views: 2514

Should we ban Premier Cru

What forum rules does it break?

Just don't read it and quit complaining.
by NickC
January 28th, 2016, 5:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 113
Views: 7626

VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING

NickC wrote:Any good recipes to use up what is by any measure waaay too much sherry vinegar?
Help me out here!
by NickC
January 27th, 2016, 10:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 113
Views: 7626

VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING

Order in. Any good recipes to use up what is by any measure waaay too much sherry vinegar?
by NickC
January 27th, 2016, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Agree With This Definition of "Cult Wine"?
Replies: 31
Views: 1411

Do You Agree With This Definition of "Cult Wine"?

Cult wines are (1) the target of hype, and (2) are tightly allocated and/or in limited supply.
by NickC
January 27th, 2016, 9:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 113
Views: 7626

VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING

I should make a berserker day steak oscar with flannery beef, veleta tuna (in lieu of crab) + bear(serker)naise sauce
by NickC
January 26th, 2016, 1:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 113
Views: 7626

VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING

Am I dumb or is there no "shopping cart"? I go to add each item and it sends me straight to paypal. Should I just place separate orders for each?
by NickC
January 26th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 113
Views: 7626

VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING

I'll guess I'll have to reup ;D
by NickC
January 26th, 2016, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excessive Shipping Charge
Replies: 33
Views: 2352

Excessive Shipping Charge

I'd call it on the high end of reasonable.
by NickC
January 25th, 2016, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine release tasting notes, do you get fed up with them
Replies: 35
Views: 1468

Wine release tasting notes, do you get fed up with them

I don't really read them
by NickC
January 22nd, 2016, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys holdout support club
Replies: 66
Views: 3967

Rhys holdout support club

imo there's nothing wrong with it. You're not entitled to be sold a bottle of wine direct, and unless the winery puts restrictions on resale/distribution (which they can only really enforce by cutting off allocations), do what you want. If you're not allocated the wines you want, you can more often ...
by NickC
January 20th, 2016, 1:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ft. Meyers Beach area recs.
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Ft. Meyers Beach area recs.

Bleu Provence has a great list, but I was extremely underwhelmed by the food. Sit at the bar with a bottle of Raveneau ;)
by NickC
January 12th, 2016, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78121

2012 Maison Ilan

Emailed Zack in reply to the revised invoice. Offered to offset the undelivered wines (3 bottles) against the invoiced amount, which came out to about $80 for two cases. He responded that Ray would reach out. Not trying to screw over anyone here, I just want to never deal with this transaction again...
by NickC
January 8th, 2016, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593656

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

They haven't shipped my seven total bottles of Pegau or Jadot that has arrived into my account. I filled out the Ship Now request on their website as soon as it arrived. For those of you who have received these wines, did PC ship without you asking, or did you request ship as I did, or request ship...
by NickC
January 7th, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593656

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

NickC wrote:Just heard back on an inquiry placed to Tony late last week. I have some 2010 burgundies and 09/11 Cornas ready to ship.. orders placed 2/2014 and 10/2014 respectively.
These have shipped, by the way.
by NickC
January 5th, 2016, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78121

2012 Maison Ilan

If he hired an attorney and took each non paying person to court, would he need to have someone from MI present in court? Don't you have the right to face your accuser? Not sure if that is applicable in SCC but it would seem it would be. "Right to face your accuser" isn't a thing. At least in the c...
by NickC
January 5th, 2016, 2:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How long in fridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 396

How long in fridge?

The air could potentially contain harmful microbes. If you wanted to be really safe, you could vacuum pack it and blanche it in boiling water to kill anything. I'm not a food scientist or chef, and cannot guarantee that will make it just as good as the original cryovac (I'd guess not), but it's some...
by NickC
January 5th, 2016, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Rhys Alesia
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

2013 Rhys Alesia

I have too much Rhys in the cellar at this point. Time to cash in on that investment I made in the 375s and 500s. Buying the alesia is not productive for me at this point (and less cash expenditure is always good).
by NickC
January 4th, 2016, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78121

2012 Maison Ilan

I mean, $20/case to AIW for warehousing? On what planet are we responsible for this?
by NickC
January 4th, 2016, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78121

2012 Maison Ilan

To be fair, Ray is a stand up guy. He blamed much of the difficulty on Zack. That's an absurd statement. When I first read about the Facebook message, I was about to post that no one will be hearing from Zack@MI any more ... He might have screwed this particular thing up, but Ray's been tripping ov...
by NickC
January 4th, 2016, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78121

2012 Maison Ilan

Dennis Borczon wrote:To be fair, Ray is a stand up guy. He blamed much of the difficulty on Zack.
That's an absurd statement.
by NickC
January 4th, 2016, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78121

2012 Maison Ilan

f*cking clown show https://www.facebook.com/ray.walker.Burgundy/posts/1702234366664421 Hello everyone, regarding Shipping Fees, please hold off on making payments while me make adjustments. Many invoices have contained errors. We are working on these and will be reissuing corrected invoices within ...
by NickC
January 4th, 2016, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593656

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Just heard back on an inquiry placed to Tony late last week. I have some 2010 burgundies and 09/11 Cornas ready to ship.. orders placed 2/2014 and 10/2014 respectively.
by NickC
January 4th, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78121

2012 Maison Ilan

f*cking clown show https://www.facebook.com/ray.walker.Burgundy/posts/1702234366664421 Hello everyone, regarding Shipping Fees, please hold off on making payments while me make adjustments. Many invoices have contained errors. We are working on these and will be reissuing corrected invoices within t...
by NickC
December 30th, 2015, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your single greatest QPR of the year, so far?
Replies: 143
Views: 8459

Your single greatest QPR of the year, so far?

Basically all the 2014 Cru Bojo I've tasted.
by NickC
December 30th, 2015, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593656

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Is the Rhone container just CdP? I have a few bottles of Clape pending.
by NickC
December 26th, 2015, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Five Producers in Your Cellar
Replies: 339
Views: 16510

Top Five Producers in Your Cellar

Surprised Bedrock is No. 1, but they all seem to be Board favorites... Curious, if all TRB made wines were bunched together, would RM move up? If all Mike Smith labels combined, does he make the top five? Most of the wines people mentioned are solid wines. A question of what people like/drink most ...
by NickC
December 22nd, 2015, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5+1 ways to eliminate the HANGOVER....and YOURS?
Replies: 44
Views: 1884

5+1 ways to eliminate the HANGOVER....and YOURS?

I try to stay awake for at least an hour after halting consumption. Watch tv, mess around at the computer, drink approximately a million glasses of water. If any effects survive to the morning after, it's a couple advil liquigels, two glasses of water, and a cup of coffee as quickly as I can get the...
by NickC
December 22nd, 2015, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Five Producers in Your Cellar
Replies: 339
Views: 16510

Top Five Producers in Your Cellar

Rhys Ridge Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bedrock Copain That's a shitload more Copain that I'd have thought. All trending down but the PYCM. The rest (two cases or more each): Diamond Creek; Moet & Chandon; Maison Ilan (gulp); Joseph Phelps; Dujac; Ceritas; Prum; Carlisle; Nicolas Rossignol; Tablas Creek;...
by NickC
December 17th, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant regulations you'd like to see
Replies: 66
Views: 1774

Restaurant regulations you'd like to see

No tipping permitted, full time staff paid a fair living wage. Those costs are baked in to the price of the food and drink products.
by NickC
December 17th, 2015, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593656

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Most bk filings are because of things like debt based on bank borrowings or other term debt. You can give the heisman to trade creditors for a much longer time. My guess is legal judgments against them will be the trigger here. Otherwise you can just keep racking up payables with whoever will exten...
by NickC
December 17th, 2015, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Help
Replies: 128
Views: 4400

Burgundy Help

Alan Eden wrote:How long do u think it needs to get over any bottle shock
I think bottle shock is a myth. Let anything older stand vertical long enough for any sediment to settle.
by NickC
December 15th, 2015, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What will you HAVE to do differently in 2016?
Replies: 88
Views: 2969

What will you HAVE to do differently in 2016?

Funny how these comments are so similar to years past. I cut my purchases by over 50% last year, so it can be done. I'm also out of storage space and would like to eventually get out of my $1K per year locker (ouch!). I need to watch the mailing lists and be more selective. And yes, like many other...
by NickC
December 15th, 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593656

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I'm confused why I'm reading posts about wines one has ordered and Premier Cru says they have arrived and puts them into the author's account and the author requests shipment, gets the wines, and seems relieved. Has there been any issue about this? I assume there have been no problems once the wine...
by NickC
December 15th, 2015, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What will you HAVE to do differently in 2016?
Replies: 88
Views: 2969

What will you HAVE to do differently in 2016?

Need to smartly look at my purchases as well. Need to limit my Cali purchases to a few favorites for long-term storage (Diamond Creek and Ridge MB futures come to mind), and cut out 80% of the rest of my mailing list purchases. I have enough young/middle aged daily-ish drinkers for a while. Then ke...
by NickC
December 15th, 2015, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What will you HAVE to do differently in 2016?
Replies: 88
Views: 2969

What will you HAVE to do differently in 2016?

Need to smartly look at my purchases as well. Need to limit my Cali purchases to a few favorites for long-term storage (Diamond Creek and Ridge MB futures come to mind), and cut out 80% of the rest of my mailing list purchases. I have enough young/middle aged daily-ish drinkers for a while. Then kee...
by NickC
December 8th, 2015, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gifting Wine
Replies: 53
Views: 1458

Gifting Wine

I make an active effort not to gift wine or wine-related nonsense. It occasionally happens where I know it will work out well.
by NickC
December 8th, 2015, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you tip your UPS guy, how much do you tip?
Replies: 37
Views: 1563

If you tip your UPS guy, how much do you tip?

I don't
by NickC
November 30th, 2015, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader caution
Replies: 253
Views: 22476

Schrader caution

I don't get the problem. If they have clear evidence that you're flipping the wines, and they have a full waiting list of people that presumably want to buy and drink the wines, why isn't it OK for them to prioritize the wait list? Tone of the email is kind of shitty, but it's really not a big deal ...
by NickC
November 30th, 2015, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Searzall
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Searzall

Quite an overrated device imo. Good for gentle heating (think getting a nice gentle heat on some cheese or something), but awful at searing sous vide meat, which was the primary reason for the purpose. Basically have to press the thing against the food if you don't want to spend three minutes per si...
by NickC
November 23rd, 2015, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Board darlings you don't like
Replies: 84
Views: 5298

Board darlings you don't like

. . . Dan, my recollection of many of your previous posts is that you tend to be a "shock and awe" drinker like Jay Hack. Given that, I don't find it very surprising that you don't care for an Oregon Pinot. Let me repeat myself for the 1000th time. I feel sorry for those of you with narrow palates ...
by NickC
November 23rd, 2015, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Board darlings you don't like
Replies: 84
Views: 5298

Board darlings you don't like

As an off take from the Board Darlings post, what do you do when you have bought into a board darling that you have determined you don't like and just don't understand the love. I don't want anyone to mention specific wineries because that is not the purpose, but there are times I feel I should not...
by NickC
November 20th, 2015, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78121

2012 Maison Ilan

My 2012s are in hand. All MI orders for me no longer pend. May pop one tonight just because why not.

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