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by Siun o'Connell
October 20th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 264
Views: 15024

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

lucagiupponi wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 10:15 am
I just think it's interesting that even the tasting notes on this thread are value-focused. Generally speaking, most other tasting notes on this site do not mention purchase price, perceived value, or winery "sticker price".
+1
by Siun o'Connell
October 20th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 264
Views: 15024

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Good lord this looks like a cult ... complete with enforcers new to WB but insisting everyone follow Matt’s rules. On the price/preference topic ... I think what we see here are folks whose preference is a direct correlate of their belief that they have gotten a crazy good deal. And the belief in th...
by Siun o'Connell
October 7th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6442
Views: 375724

Re: de Negoce offer

Oh that ornery software ... Were customers who paid for a hold on shipping their wines but had them shipped early offered at the very least a refund o the hold fee (yeah, $5 is not much but it is payment for a service not fully received) or offered some sort of discount on a future purchase to show ...
by Siun o'Connell
October 7th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2003

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

Almost. I tried brains once and hated, hated, hated the texture. I don't know if they were prepared badly but I now have a strong aversion. There are certainly some foods I prefer to avoid (lima beans, salted caramel) but that's the only thing I absolutely refuse to eat regardless of prep. In the c...
by Siun o'Connell
October 6th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6442
Views: 375724

Re: de Negoce offer

Personally, I’m just always aggravated by “entrepreneurs” whose business model seems to rely on understaffing the business and not taking proper care of customer service. Given the prices and the likely low margins, part of the business model does rely on Cam getting past a certain threshold in sal...
by Siun o'Connell
October 6th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6442
Views: 375724

Re: de Negoce offer

The proof will be in the pudding shortly when we see reviews of nearly all the wine. If the wine is good, all the rest can probably be forgiven. The shipping stuff is not acceptable by any means and I don't understand why all of this had to happen given many months of lead time to October from July...
by Siun o'Connell
October 6th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6442
Views: 375724

Re: de Negoce offer

This certainly is a fascinating thread ... I got curious as to what was generating this much bandwidth and skimmed through. Looked at from the outside, it’s interesting to see the way the frenzy grows ... and how a few folks can reinforce the growing shared addiction. Having read threads on WB for ...
by Siun o'Connell
October 6th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)
Replies: 70
Views: 3135

Re: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)

If you are hesitating about Emily's rose thinking that roses must be consumed within 1-2 years: I purchased a case for WB day, and it's drinking fabulously. I opened a bottle yesterday and my first thought was that it was even better than when I first received it. Paired with a leek potato soup and...
by Siun o'Connell
October 6th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6442
Views: 375724

Re: de Negoce offer

EDIT: They admitted they shipped them. Told me I could refuse delivery and they will try and re-route. I'm obviously still very disappointed. It's a hassle that shouldn't have happened not to mention the heat in central california right now. It is what it is. So now they're just straight up lying t...
by Siun o'Connell
October 6th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59311

Re: #GlassFire

Phew - glad all is OK Merrill!
by Siun o'Connell
October 4th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 580
Views: 36177

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Curious about the same thing ... following/
by Siun o'Connell
October 2nd, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)
Replies: 70
Views: 3135

Re: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)

What wonderful photos ... thank you Emily for sharing those.
by Siun o'Connell
October 1st, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)
Replies: 70
Views: 3135

Re: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)

Scott Brunson wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 3:42 pm
Wine.com
Close and reopen browser and it should then work.
by Siun o'Connell
October 1st, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)
Replies: 70
Views: 3135

Re: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)

Oh Emily ... just wanted to send a hug. Thank you for taking the time to remind us of what matters even as you deal with this.
by Siun o'Connell
October 1st, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59311

Re: #GlassFire

Peter C. wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 3:30 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 11:29 am
Here's the link to help out Emily Richer and Virage vineyards - viewtopic.php?f=7&t=173649
Link takes me to Wine.com to buy Caymus FYI.
I got the same - closed browser, started over and all was ok.
by Siun o'Connell
October 1st, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)
Replies: 70
Views: 3135

Re: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)

In for 6 Rose - great tasty wine that’s drinking so well!
by Siun o'Connell
October 1st, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59311

Re: #GlassFire

Here's the link to help out Emily Richer and Virage vineyards - https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=173649 Skipping my usual wine purchases this year thanks to the layoff but ordered some of Emily’s Rose to share with others (so I can keep my happy half bottle stock for myself)...
by Siun o'Connell
September 30th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Replies: 20
Views: 684

Re: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Looks like those are Tastykakes from the instructions you lucky man!
by Siun o'Connell
September 30th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59311

Re: #GlassFire

Huge and terrible news. I've learned Emily Richer (Virage) has lost her home to the fire. This is so devastating, I can't imagine. I'd like us to put something together like we did for the Stonekings, and I'll reach out to Emily and see how things are for her, what she suggests. Here are the before...
by Siun o'Connell
September 30th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Replies: 20
Views: 684

Re: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches

OMG ... Tastykakes!!!! (Pssst ... watch the spelling guys!)

Oh now I will dream of Butterscotch Krimpets and KandyKakes for days .... https://www.tastykake.com/products

Frozen cheesesteaks? Not so much.
by Siun o'Connell
September 29th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59311

Re: #GlassFire

From Dirty & Rowdy about ShadyFire ... sure most of you saw but just in case: Many of you have reached out regarding the most recent fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties. We are grateful for your thoughts and concerns. This new series of fires ignited on 9/27 and continue to rage through and around our...
by Siun o'Connell
September 29th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: RIP: Pierre Troisgros
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: RIP: Pierre Troisgros

I regret never eating there ... I so remember the amazement as he shook up our whole understanding of food.
by Siun o'Connell
September 28th, 2020, 12:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59311

Re: #GlassFire

by Siun o'Connell
September 27th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59311

Re: #GlassFire

A friend in Sonoma mentioned waking to this too .... so sad to see ...

Thanks for updating!
by Siun o'Connell
September 27th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2665

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Siun o'Connell wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 10:22 am
we’re not all so ladylike (particularly when hanging out in the Politics hideaway).
You and I do not always agree on the Politics board but unlike some other people I cannot ever remember you posting something offensive or "unladylike", whatever that mean.
Howard ... thank you!
by Siun o'Connell
September 26th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2665

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Nice to see this discussion grow ... and to see more of us ladies - even if like Sarah K, we’re not all so ladylike (particularly when hanging out in the Politics hideaway). Not sure I count as a collector since my collection is just a few years old and not so deep. I’ve learned so much from discuss...
by Siun o'Connell
September 19th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines - Save the Date Sept 22
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Desire Lines - Save the Date Sept 22

Such truly enjoyable wines ... so happy I have a stash of them.
by Siun o'Connell
September 15th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4742

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Covid-19 is far more than a respiratory virus. The respiratory tract is a key entry point, but hardly a terminus. False argument. These respiratory viruses enter and exit by the oral/nasal airway, as is contagion via exhaled virus-laden water droplets. Oh wait ... are you the Kim Zussman who writes...
by Siun o'Connell
September 14th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9891

Re: Fires-Oregon

Phew - glad you are home Doc!
by Siun o'Connell
September 14th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4742

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Look I totally disagree with Merrill’s position on the issue at hand but I am really f*ck tired of these attacks on her that imply all sorts of bad behavior but with not specifics for her to respond to . And each time you do this, it has a really rotten sexist tone to it.
by Siun o'Connell
September 13th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4742

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

I suspect it was Kim’s winning personality rather than any price differences that led his customers to change providers. He is a modest guy; he has read the literature and knows more than Fauci. Wouldn’t you want to be treated by a guy who reads a little and can claim he is more informed than the l...
by Siun o'Connell
September 13th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4742

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

I suspect it was Kim’s winning personality rather than any price differences that led his customers to change providers.
by Siun o'Connell
September 12th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9891

Re: Fires-Oregon

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 11:24 am
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Wait .... all this and you have to run up three flights?

Smh
by Siun o'Connell
September 12th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 26
Views: 1641

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

I’ve just gotten the same results on Safari on my phone - clicked a link to NYT and it opened Wine.com. Closed down and just tried again and it now opens the NYT link properly - this is in Megan Joy’s post under the QAnon thread in case you are trying to diagnose it.
by Siun o'Connell
September 11th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9891

Re: Fires-Oregon

Does the hospital have good filtration? That sounds so horrid!
by Siun o'Connell
September 4th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The world’s greatest rye bread has been discontinued.
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: The world’s greatest rye bread has been discontinued.

I am quite fond of Whole Foods “Old World” Rye ... that’s not discontinued is it? I will cry ....

Slightly warm, thick slice, super good butter ... nothing more needed
by Siun o'Connell
August 27th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 27
Views: 1780

Re: Snoop Cali Red

I’ve always thought Snoop was so cute .... but wow Anton! Next thing we know, you’ll be collabing with Megan Thee Stallion!
by Siun o'Connell
August 22nd, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Freezing peaches
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Freezing peaches

I used to use lemon and a tiny bit of sugar - 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 lemon for @ 8 peaches after they were peeled and sliced. (Peel by dipping in boiling water. Been a lot of years though since my old canning, freezing, bake all our bread days! If you may want to do more freezing etc, grab a copy of the B...
by Siun o'Connell
August 21st, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3449

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Andrew K. wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 4:38 pm
I feel like I'm in a 90s time warp. A debate this lively on the merits of a like feature hasn't been seen since R Kelly started dating 14 year olds. Where have half of you been for the past 25 years? deadhorse
I wonder if Kibo writes tasting notes?
by Siun o'Connell
August 21st, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3449

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Thanks Siun - one small, but important nit: Slack and Confluence, at least the paid versions which are most analogous to the community WB board, do not use these features to drive ads or monetize in any other way. They are used for what they are intended for: to provide information. The perversion ...
by Siun o'Connell
August 21st, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3449

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

to all the like at-the-post level detractors: do you believe, on balance, the experience of reading threads would be worse with likes? I hear the beauty contest concern, but a few questions: 1. Is this just a dislike/worry about reactions? Would you prefer or be against other high density informati...
by Siun o'Connell
August 19th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova's countertop combi steam oven is out
Replies: 54
Views: 2724

Re: Anova's countertop combi steam oven is out

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 3:23 pm
... you won't be able to call yourself a serious home chef without one.
A lot of “serious home chefs” don’t require or use a lot of fancy new options - just sayin.’ Use whatever you like or need to cook as you want, but let’s not make “serious” equal “expensive new tools”
by Siun o'Connell
August 19th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3449

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

I think both change the tone of the community in ways that feel unnecessary. Back in the early days of DailyKos, I refused to participate because of the rankings and see no reason to agree to this now. It shifts the community dynamic dramatically, making it more intimidating for new people to post a...
by Siun o'Connell
August 19th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9212

Re: Fires 13-4/11-5 Sonoma County

Following the news ... hoping everyone stays safe and gets through this round ok.
by Siun o'Connell
August 17th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15586

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

The photos on that article don’t seem to show many “kids” but lots of supposed “adults” ignoring social distancing, masking and such. I feel bad for all folks in the typical summer tourist locations who are hit with lower earnings but more idiots.
by Siun o'Connell
August 16th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Heatwave......
Replies: 120
Views: 7400

Re: Napa Heatwave......

G. Bienstock wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 4:58 pm


The Loyalton fire is only about 3 miles from my house just north of Reno. Lots of smoke and I am packed to evacuate.
Good luck! Hoping it stays away!
by Siun o'Connell
August 14th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Heatwave......
Replies: 120
Views: 7400

Re: Napa Heatwave......

Have to say ... I am really uncomfortable with the Tex and Casey attacks on Merrill. Merrill has always been lovely to me, I’ve enjoyed the bottles I have bought from her and I appreciate her notes on weather. I have no idea what “Ray Ray” style activities you are hinting at but this hinting and tra...
by Siun o'Connell
August 5th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Commercials
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Wine Commercials

The Meiomi ads have been really frequent the past few weeks ...otherwise the only one I see is the Kim Crawford one. I’m on YouTubeTV too so assume Google thinks I drink crap wine.

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