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by rebecca h.
April 6th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 10846

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Seems like everyone is doing Pinot or Cabs but it's going to be mid-80s on Tuesday in Texas so I might as well pull out the unicorn 2013 B. Thieriot Chardonnay. I am considering this bottle, too! It is allegedly going to be 73 in Chicago. If that estimation holds up I'll open this. If not, I am thi...
by rebecca h.
April 2nd, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 10846

Re: Rivers-Marie virtual Zoom tasting event next week w/ Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

I would also be very interested in this. Very slight preference for Thursday over Tuesday.
by rebecca h.
February 12th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8049
Views: 541479

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Lutum is in our top 5 domestic pinots. $39 a bottle and free shipping was an easy yes. This plus Quivet today has been expensive.
by rebecca h.
February 12th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet wines
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Quivet wines

Mixed case here, too. These wines + free shipping is too good to pass on.
by rebecca h.
January 27th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Young Hagen Pinot Noir and Chardonnay- Sonoma Coast- UP TO 30% OFF
Replies: 12
Views: 1702

Re: Young Hagen Pinot Noir and Chardonnay- Sonoma Coast- UP TO 30% OFF

Just grabbed a case of the 2013’s. I can’t wait to try these. Thank you for the great offer!
by rebecca h.
January 26th, 2019, 3:02 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: 13741

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

In for the olive oil and chorizo! And can I say how much I appreciate the super easy Apple Pay option!
by rebecca h.
January 23rd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 2258

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain

Can't wait for this. Fingers crossed for chorizo!
by rebecca h.
January 23rd, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 584
Views: 48690

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Has anyone tried the Pennyroyal Farm PN? I missed it last year and am interested if it comes around again.
by rebecca h.
January 14th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..
Replies: 35
Views: 2151

Re: Chicago - a few Qs

I second a lot of what was said above. If you want steak, Swift is my favorite steakhouse in the city, has a nice wine by the glass list, and are great about bringing your own bottles. There is a Michelin-starred BYOB restaurant, Schwa. And, if you like cocktails, Proxi is pretty good. They have a k...
by rebecca h.
October 30th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for Barcelona area wineries and Champagne Houses
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Suggestions for Barcelona area wineries and Champagne Houses

We did two big winery cellar tours in Champagne this summer - Ruinart and Taittinger. Both make great wines and loved both tours. That said, they were both in Reims, which seemed like kind of a dull town - not at all like Beaune or even Bordeaux. So, if you have a car and can drive to Reims, I reco...
by rebecca h.
October 30th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14524
Views: 715994

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

This fall's purchases.

Futures:
2016 Rauzan Segla
2016 Calon Segur
2016 Pavie Macquin
2016 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Arriving now/soon:

2014 Farella
2016 Di Co
2016 Assorted Lutum Pinots
Mixed case from ACME
2016 La Pelle
2015 Produttori Barbaresco
2002 Piper Heisdeck Cuvee Rare
by rebecca h.
October 25th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?
Replies: 45
Views: 5201

Re: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?

I'm also looking forward to someone trying one of these! I love the emergence of the lower-priced "drink now" bottles (Caterwaul, Pott, Teeter Totter, Swagger) and, based on the style of the Farella, think this could be the one for me!
by rebecca h.
February 29th, 2016, 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to buy wine in the OC?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Where to buy wine in the OC?

I am doing a CA road trip with my partner this summer as part of a celebration. We're going to open jaw SNA to SFO, staying at places along the coast. We'd love to buy a few bottles of wine before we head out (we'll bring a cooler). Ideally, 1-2 of the bottles would be great champagne. Where should ...
by rebecca h.
January 27th, 2016, 10:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Arcadian Pisoni Beserkers Offer
Replies: 22
Views: 3135

Arcadian Pisoni Beserkers Offer

I can't believe there are not more posts on this one. This is an amazing offer on absolutely incredible wines. In (obviously!).
by rebecca h.
August 30th, 2015, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple of nights in Puerto Rico....
Replies: 29
Views: 1267

A couple of nights in Puerto Rico....

Looks amazing. Thank you for the great notes (especially the DPs!).
by rebecca h.
August 30th, 2015, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your 10 best wines this year ( so far)
Replies: 127
Views: 11349

Your 10 best wines this year ( so far)

I can't wait to see what the last third of the year holds! 1977 Caymus 1996 Jones (this was singing) 2009 O'Shaughnessy Mt. Veeder 2002 Dom Ruinart 2000 Krug 2004 DP 2005 Littorai Hirsch 2005 Kongsgaard Chardonnay 2013 Dirty & Rowdy Semillon 2010 Herman Story Late Bloomer Bonus: the current disgorge...
by rebecca h.
April 15th, 2015, 2:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Napa Itinerary Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1683

Another Napa Itinerary Thread

Thank you all for the recommendations! These are very helpful. Especially loving the food recs. May be rethinking some decisions.
by rebecca h.
April 12th, 2015, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Open great wines for fun or occasions only
Replies: 38
Views: 1836

Open great wines for fun or occasions only

EricG wrote:
alan weinberg wrote:I make the wine the occasion. No hesitation.
This. I'm not a collector, I'm a drinker.
I completely agree. I keep wines in order to age them, not for resale. There is no better occasion to open a nice bottle of wine than to enjoy that nice bottle of wine.
by rebecca h.
April 12th, 2015, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Napa Itinerary Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1683

Another Napa Itinerary Thread

My girlfriend and I are going to Napa 5/27 through 5/31 for a relaxing vacation. We will be staying at Auberge. We do want to do a few wineries while we are there. My girlfriend has a very different wine palate than I do - she loves big Napa cabs. This is somewhat a vacation for her (because I have ...
by rebecca h.
January 27th, 2015, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The annual WHAT DID YOU BUY ON BERSERKERDAY thread
Replies: 80
Views: 3214

The annual WHAT DID YOU BUY ON BERSERKERDAY thread

Coffee
Meat
Gabriel Glas

Liquid Farm
Down to Earth Mixed Case (Champs, Burgundies, Riesling)
3 Sandler 6-packs (me, mom, friend)
Sojourn (would have ordered anyways)
Zepaltas 12-pack

... and Rhys ... and Ultramarine.
by rebecca h.
January 27th, 2015, 9:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: Sandler BerserkerDayVI Pinot 6 Pack
Replies: 69
Views: 8000

Sandler BerserkerDayVI Pinot 6 Pack

I ordered multiples. Great deal on great wines.
by rebecca h.
January 27th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: Zepaltas Wines Berserker Day Offer
Replies: 17
Views: 2774

Zepaltas Wines Berserker Day Offer

This is such an amazing offer. Ryan's wines are incredible.
by rebecca h.
January 27th, 2015, 7:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: Anyone else hoping for items other than wine?
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Anyone else hoping for items other than wine?

So excited for the Gabriel Glas offer. I have been wanting to try those stems!
by rebecca h.
January 27th, 2015, 7:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: Your Microlot Coffee Journey Begins--SOLD OUT
Replies: 22
Views: 2955

Your Microlot Coffee Journey Begins

This is such a great offer. Thank you!
by rebecca h.
October 6th, 2014, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 192
Views: 11128

Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.

With a recent celebration it has been a better run than normal. Chateau Musar 2001 Schramsberg BdN 2009 Soliste L'Age D'Or 2010 Faiveley Mazis 1999 Sojourn RRV 2012 Thienot Cuvee Alain Thienot Brut 1999 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 2002 Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Emile 2001 Domaine Servin Mo...
by rebecca h.
September 7th, 2014, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You can only buy from two producers . . .
Replies: 114
Views: 5612

You can only buy from two producers . . .

I am going to make these selections with price in mind.

Ceritas and (likely) Bollinger. Gotta have bubbles, steely chards, and racy pinots.

If money was no object, this would change to Krug and DRC.
by rebecca h.
February 28th, 2014, 8:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Official Deli Thread
Replies: 222
Views: 5676

The Official Deli Thread

Chicago - no. Manny's is not very good. Their pastrami is passable. Full stop. I used to enjoy going to Perry's, which is a sandwich place and not a deli, but that seems to have slipped since Perry decided to sell and run a kennel in Indiana. South Florida has better deli than Chicago. Agree. Chica...
by rebecca h.
February 28th, 2014, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most beautiful wine from February 2014?
Replies: 53
Views: 1345

Your most beautiful wine from February 2014?

2004 Lillian
by rebecca h.
February 28th, 2014, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wayfarer Vineyard New Sonoma Coast Project
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Wayfarer Vineyard Mailing List

I am really excited to try these. Thank you for coming to West of West in Chicago!
by rebecca h.
February 28th, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oustanding Mike Steinberger Piece on the Current State of Wine....
Replies: 42
Views: 1953

Oustanding Mike Steinberger Piece on the Current State of Wine....

Great piece. Thanks for sharing. It is easy to get caught up in the minutiae and many of the books/long-form articles I have read over the past year espouse a point of view and place people into camps. It is a great reminder of how wonderful and accomplished the world of wine is.
by rebecca h.
February 28th, 2014, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: E. W. Hilgard
Replies: 1
Views: 74

E. W. Hilgard

Does anyone know where I can find his original papers to read? I have tried Google Books and the U.S. Dept of Agriculture, but they only have 1-2 papers. I am really interested in the bulletins.

Thank you!
by rebecca h.
February 24th, 2014, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release 2014
Replies: 309
Views: 18560

Bedrock Spring Release 2014

Woooo! Wish list grants out!
by rebecca h.
February 23rd, 2014, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blueberry wine...is it a thing now?
Replies: 80
Views: 2126

Blueberry wine...is it a thing now?

I think it is hyped to be some sort of healthy version of wine because of the antioxidants in blueberries. The only time I've had blueberry wine was in Vermont. It was horrendous.
by rebecca h.
February 20th, 2014, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14524
Views: 715994

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A mix bunch from Ryme (and Verse). Hers Vermentino, Cab Franc, Anglianico, Ribolla Gialla, and the Verse Pinot.
by rebecca h.
February 20th, 2014, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Wine List Help
Replies: 11
Views: 428

More Wine List Help

I've had the '10 Knez a couple of time and think it is quite good, but it has a slightly odd appearance that could be off-putting. Agree re: Brewer Clifton. Normally, I would go Lioco, but I am not a huge fan of the Indica. However, I agree with one of the first bottles you mentioned. That Aglianico...
by rebecca h.
February 19th, 2014, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: How many bottles in your collection?
Replies: 94
Views: 3508

POLL: How many bottles in your collection?

I decided to answer before I bought any more wine, since I am right on a cusp.
by rebecca h.
February 18th, 2014, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne storage question/poll
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

Champagne storage question/poll

I was under the impression that it didn't matter whether one stored champagne on the side or upright. The reason to store most wine on the side is to keep the cork moist, but this concern isn't present with champagne (thanks, CO2). However, champagne is more light sensitive than other wines, so it s...
by rebecca h.
February 18th, 2014, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release 2014
Replies: 309
Views: 18560

Bedrock Spring Release 2014

Currently at 1.5 cases, but am hoping to get some wish lists to bring it to an even 2 cases.
by rebecca h.
February 18th, 2014, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing Lists: Cherry Pick or A Bit Of Everything?
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Mailing Lists: Cherry Pick or A Bit Of Everything?

I love diversity, but I also like to buy in 3s of a particular bottle. The thing I like the least is to like a bottle and then not have any more of it. If it is my first go from a list then I will likely buy 2 bottles of a bunch of things. If I know the list and which products I like best then I wil...
by rebecca h.
February 18th, 2014, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release 2014
Replies: 309
Views: 18560

Bedrock Spring Release 2014

When I look at the Cab it says: 2012 Kamen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon This wine is now sold out. That to me means it's gone. YMMV. Have you personally purchased your cab? When I purchase all of my allocation and then go back into Bedrock's system it then says "[t]his wine is now sold out." However...
by rebecca h.
February 17th, 2014, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herman Story Spring 2014 Wine Club Release
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Herman Story Spring 2014 Wine Club Release

Anyone tasted any of these?

2012 Tomboy Viognier
2012 On the Road
2012 Nuts & Bolts
2012 John Sebastiano Vineyard Syrah
2013 After Hours (Rose of Grenache)

Definitely going to add some After Hours to the order.
by rebecca h.
February 17th, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Lillian Winery Syrah (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)
Replies: 5
Views: 354

TN: 2005 Lillian Winery Syrah (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)

Thanks for the note! Curious, any sort of decant on this? Going to open one of these up for a special occasion on Thursday and haven't had an '05 in the past 5 years. Thanks!
by rebecca h.
February 17th, 2014, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Proposal to have restaurant customers buy their wine on "futures"...
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Proposal to have restaurant customers buy their wine on "futures"...

I agree that I would prefer BYOB and reasonable corkage. However, restaurants want to be go to wine experiences for all people, even those without cellars and who don't have the time to go to their local wine stores before heading to dinner. I understand the idea, even think it is a good one. I thin...
by rebecca h.
February 17th, 2014, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next up: Quivet
Replies: 39
Views: 2820

Next up: Quivet

So excited for this to open up tomorrow. Anyone tried the whole cluster?
by rebecca h.
February 17th, 2014, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glassware by the case?
Replies: 15
Views: 718

Glassware by the case?

I agree with the Schott Zweisel rec. I like the glasses with the titanium in them for their perceived help with durability (whether or not actually true). I can find these for low 50s on the 6 pack making it about 8.50 a glass. Not bad and I find that they hold up really well in my dishwasher or whe...
by rebecca h.
February 14th, 2014, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands Reviews on Vinuous - Congrats Tegan!
Replies: 24
Views: 3610

Sandlands Reviews on Vinuous - Congrats Tegan!

Yeah. AG sampled a bunch and has both effusive and nicely detailed reviews on Vinous. There is a Trousseau that sounds fantastic. I can't wait to try these.
by rebecca h.
February 12th, 2014, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pending Deliveries
Replies: 120
Views: 4948

Pending Deliveries

I am reviving this thread after the temperatures this winter in Chicago. Based on when my purchases started being held up due to weather and when I think they will be shippable - the pendings for this spring are really large. Currently pending at 8 cases, but will be adding much more with Ceritas, B...

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