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by Ken Strauss
August 10th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50% off vinguardvalise
Replies: 32
Views: 1552

Re: 50% off vinguardvalise

Thanks for the tip. I got the 12 bottle carrier. My Wine Check has gotten pretty beaten up plus I need to keep finding styro shippers and those are getting rarer. Also on top of this the website says: During the month of August 2020, purchase any size wine suitcase on www.vingardevalise.com and the...
by Ken Strauss
August 5th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?
Replies: 50
Views: 1814

Re: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?

Chardonnay every day is a winner for me.
Try simple scallops. Salt,pepper,garlic and olive oil seared.
Delicious with Chardonnay.
by Ken Strauss
August 4th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14069
Views: 684740

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

SQN!
1st time magnum purchase.
by Ken Strauss
August 4th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 79
Views: 5299

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

All in!
9 plus 9 and 1st time magnum offer.
Ouch...but I love these wines.
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by Ken Strauss
July 31st, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 79
Views: 5299

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

Buy buy buy!
by Ken Strauss
July 23rd, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Amarone QPR
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: Best Amarone QPR

Love Bussola!
Rare Wine company is the importer.
by Ken Strauss
July 17th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 140
Views: 13692

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Roy Piper
Aubert
Peter Michael
Marcassin
Turley
Morlet
Martinelli
by Ken Strauss
July 11th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1460
Views: 82856

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

White pizza
Fresh mozzarella and fresh ricotta in the wood fired grill.
by Ken Strauss
July 11th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1460
Views: 82856

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Dough from Whole Foods
Garlic and herb rub base with olive oil
by Ken Strauss
July 11th, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 2048

Re: Aubert

I’ve been buying since the 2004 release. Tracked my purchase history and it totals $25,561....not chump change, and I’m not on the “priority” list? What the hell does it take to get on that? I don’t know how they decide who is on the priority list. That said I have been buying my full allocation wh...
by Ken Strauss
July 9th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 2048

Re: Aubert

Probably one of the few Ca Chardonnays that are in a Grand Cru Class of their own. Have had it several times and honestly I am not sure why i would pay the freight for Burgundy Grand Crus when this wine is so much less $ and equally thrilling. Don't know if the aging profile is nearly the same but ...
by Ken Strauss
July 8th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!

Terrific wine!
Order in.
Also love the videos.
by Ken Strauss
June 29th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 2092

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

I was buying for many years retail. I got on the list in 2001 and purchased every year until last year. I thought I had enough. When I didn’t buy the 2015 I thought I was done. However with the price drop and 100 point rating I think I will buy 6 with the $1 shipping. Always loved the wine and great...
by Ken Strauss
June 17th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19680

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Back a few years ago I decided I would never buy Kutch wines after Jamie attacked Nola and never apologized.
As some have said there are plenty of wines to buy.
by Ken Strauss
June 7th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2001
Views: 258192

Re: Official Costco Thread

J Cangiano wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 10:25 am
Anyone in south Florida ever find any good deals?
The best selection is the Costco in North Miami on US 1.
I regularly shop at the Davie location which rarely has anything special.
by Ken Strauss
May 30th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date

My wife at dinner....what are you doing?
Taking the wine out of inventory.
by Ken Strauss
March 15th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5500

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

A couple of bottles that come to mind... 2005 Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne -- was expecting it to be very good, but it was phenomenal 1995 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard -- didn't expect CA Pinot could be that good 1993 Faiveley Latricières-Chambertin -- one of the best Burgundy expe...
by Ken Strauss
March 11th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 214
Views: 16851

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Call it Hurricane Coronavirus.
Just like a Hurricane you can watch it come in and make predictions of the damage and where it will land.
This looks now like a category 5!
by Ken Strauss
March 11th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**
Replies: 82
Views: 5717

Re: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**

I received the 2018 yesterday also.
I spoke to Dustin and he gave me a great deal on the 2017. $200. for 6 all in.
Great customer service.
by Ken Strauss
March 9th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 118
Views: 22078

Re: Marcassin

Since Marcassin fans are watching this thread, I thought I’d ask this here: Any recent experience with or thoughts on drinking windows for the 2005 Three Sisters Chardonnay (CT says 2006-2017) and the 2010 Marcassin Vyd Pinot (CT 2014-2024)? I recently received a gift of a bottle of each. Definitel...
by Ken Strauss
March 5th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tete de cuvee roses
Replies: 28
Views: 1223

Re: Tete de cuvee roses

I wondered about this a while ago. From a quick search. Rose champagne is more expensive then white champagne because making it is more labor-intensive and time-consuming, and therefore, more costly to produce. ... Wine made this way has a more delicate flavor, whereas rosé made by blending in red w...
by Ken Strauss
February 29th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12177
Views: 456401

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Pahlmeyer Napa Chardonnay with stone craps..1st this season 2015 Turley Estate Zin with beef ribs Yummy Just opened a 2011 and it is SHOT, this photo doesn’t do the beautiful dark amber color justice. Drink up if yours are still alive I guess. *cork was solid and it had been properly cellared ...
by Ken Strauss
February 28th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 214
Views: 16851

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

The people who are bidding on these special wines are not significantly affected by the stock market dip.
by Ken Strauss
February 27th, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader, worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2245

Re: Schrader, worth it?

The wines are awesome! I have been buying them direct since 2005. Every bottle I have opened has been special. That said I stopped buying after Fred sold. Maybe not a good reason but I have about 100 bottles which will be able to last me a long time. In general I think Schrader is worth it if it doe...
by Ken Strauss
February 18th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 122
Views: 12038

Scarecrow allocation

I received my allocation letter today.
750’s @$400
Mag @$1,500
Etched 3L 1 of 85 for $5,000

I didn’t know about any 3L bottles. Anyone ever been offered?
by Ken Strauss
February 6th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy Help
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Red Burgundy Help

Scott Brunson wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Just go to Wine Watch and ask Andy to recommend some things to try.
The best advice!
Andy owns the shop but he has people who are very experienced that can help you also.

I believe Flavio, Cheech and Ward have all been there over 10 years.
by Ken Strauss
January 16th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags
Replies: 30
Views: 2838

Re: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags

Maybe the wait staff can’t handle pouring from a mag. [wink.gif]
Or the tables are too small.
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by Ken Strauss
January 12th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1497

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

Agree about 1988.
Exceeded expectations.
by Ken Strauss
January 10th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1743

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

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2012 Alban Seymours vineyard

The steak is about to hit the grill while this big boy breathes. 15.8%
Qualify?
by Ken Strauss
January 9th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5359

Re: Aubert-Save the date

My minimum of 12 is no problem.
Strange that they have different minimums.
by Ken Strauss
January 8th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5359

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Aubert is a must buy for me. They do age very well. We did an Aubert vs. Peter Michael tasting earlier this year with 2012 vintage. All the wines were singing. All attending agreed there are many more great years ahead. Hi Ken. I was offered to get my allocation on next Tues, 1/14. Are you earlier ...
by Ken Strauss
December 31st, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?
Replies: 36
Views: 1141

Re: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?

88 Climens.
It is drinking great and perfect for foie gras.
by Ken Strauss
December 30th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roy Piper Wines
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: Roy Piper Wines

Agree about Roy. An real joy to deal with.
BTW
The wines are terrific also!
by Ken Strauss
December 26th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye
Replies: 27
Views: 3030

Re: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye

Wow!
A once in a lifetime meal!
I did not know you could buy fresh wasabi!
Thanks for sharing.
by Ken Strauss
December 25th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 70
Views: 5748

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Williams Sonoma has the updated model for $800 again, so I decided to try to get 20% off for signing up for their credit card. Actually, not as easy as it sounds, involving several phone calls and negotiation with the store employees, but I finally got it for $639.96 + $40 MA 6.25% sales tax = $679...
by Ken Strauss
December 25th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 70
Views: 5748

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Very tempting!
I have WFO and love it.
This appliance makes it seem so easy with terrific results.
20% off...hmmm
by Ken Strauss
December 22nd, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another Blind Saturday
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: TN: Another Blind Saturday

Nice lineup!

Peter Michael is in my target zone.
by Ken Strauss
December 22nd, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6776

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

produttori del barbaresco

Something to order when you can’t BYO also
by Ken Strauss
December 21st, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 73
Views: 7813

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Costco has them again on the website.
Now $529.99
by Ken Strauss
December 20th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5359

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Interesting, because the 2012 Peter Michael Chards I've had have not held up well. Green wood tannins were detracting and the fruit had faded rather than developed into anything special. Could be poor storage as the bottles weren't my own... You could be correct. My bottles are direct from the wine...
by Ken Strauss
December 20th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5359

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Aubert is a must buy for me.

They do age very well. We did an Aubert vs. Peter Michael tasting earlier this year with 2012 vintage. All the wines were singing. All attending agreed there are many more great years ahead.
by Ken Strauss
December 9th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Blanc de Blanc sparkler
Replies: 45
Views: 3731

Re: Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Blanc de Blanc sparkler

Just got notice that the sparkling has been shipped!
by Ken Strauss
December 8th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2001
Views: 258192

Re: Official Costco Thread

Davie,Fl.

Sassicaia 2016 199.99

Finally Dom 2008 but at 158.99
by Ken Strauss
December 6th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2554

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

Oregon Pinot Patricia Green Berserker Cuvee 2014.

Drinking terrific tonight. Silky smooth and luscious!

Chloe Rajah our yorkie approves!
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by Ken Strauss
December 3rd, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3123

Re: Truffles 2019

Costco
Fresh white truffles
$320 for 2 oz. with included Fed-ex priority overnight delivery.

https://www.costco.com/fresh-italian-wi ... 48178.html
by Ken Strauss
December 2nd, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7948

Re: Black Friday Deals

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 7:58 am
2007 comtes $99 Vins rare
Now that is a true cyber deal!
by Ken Strauss
December 1st, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3123

Re: Truffles 2019

Peter Hirsch wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Bump!
Urbani 25% off appears Black Friday stillOn.

https://shop.urbani.com/collections/fre ... natum-pico
by Ken Strauss
November 30th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: La Liste - 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: La Liste - 2019

I have never heard of this list.
At first glance I don’t think it is a list I would consider before checking other resources.
Might be a list to start some research.
I have dined at many of the restaurants listed and would take many exceptions to the grading.

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