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by JDavisRoby
August 12th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's a fair resolution to a shipping snaffu?
Replies: 27
Views: 1538

Re: What's a fair resolution to a shipping snaffu?

I think the lesson during these times is clear: don't have anything shipped if a delay would be disastrous. Period. This 100x. Been mentioned on some other threads, too. I’m surprised that retailers don’t mention it, but I am also surprised that people are surprised snafus in shipping are happening...
by JDavisRoby
August 11th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glass Wine Cellar against plaster / brick exterior wall
Replies: 26
Views: 1304

Re: Glass Wine Cellar against plaster / brick exterior wall

I used Wine Racks of America and had a great experience.
by JDavisRoby
August 11th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 207
Views: 12935

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

I had Syrah and Grenache in my allocation this morning but when I went to order tonight they were sold out. Main wines I wanted. Still did some chenin and Zin.
by JDavisRoby
July 28th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is charcoal in short supply?
Replies: 23
Views: 676

Re: Is charcoal in short supply?

Count me in the camp that doesn’t like the Cowboy brand. I didn’t think much about HD being out of Royal Oak on Independence Day weekend but a quick stock check on their all tells me they are out locally. Interesting.

Might have to hit the speciality stores as I just used my last bit this weekend.
by JDavisRoby
July 13th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1827
Views: 105150

Re: de Negoce offer

I took a peak at the listings in CT. The duplicates of these wines is going to be crazy. Already several. They aren’t shipping to my state so I can’t buy but if I could that would drive me nuts. LOL.
by JDavisRoby
July 9th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC

Received this email as well today. Last few bottles I’ve opened haven’t been my favorite. But, yet I’m intrigued by this offer.

Any history on this vineyard?
by JDavisRoby
June 26th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Spirits Throwing off my CT Weights!
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Spirits Throwing off my CT Weights!

I’ve thought about doing this. When do you mark it consumed? When opened or when empty? For me that can be many moons apart.
by JDavisRoby
June 25th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 255
Views: 16276

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

I don’t do it every time. Most mornings I don’t have time.
by JDavisRoby
June 25th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recco needed on remote probe thermometer
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Recco needed on remote probe thermometer

What was the issue with Weber iGrill?
by JDavisRoby
June 22nd, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 120
Views: 6124

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

Also a seller. I was surprised when the usual last minute uptick didn’t happen. My wines seems to be selling at suggested reserve with some of the daily drinkers now seeing a lowering of the reserve. Other sellers seeing the same thing? In my experience, that's pretty typical. At least for wines I ...
by JDavisRoby
June 22nd, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 120
Views: 6124

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

Also a seller. I was surprised when the usual last minute uptick didn’t happen.

My wines seems to be selling at suggested reserve with some of the daily drinkers now seeing a lowering of the reserve. Other sellers seeing the same thing?
by JDavisRoby
June 21st, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recco needed on remote probe thermometer
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Recco needed on remote probe thermometer

I use two Weber igrills, a two and three. Never had an issue, although I don’t use it at heat above 500*.
by JDavisRoby
June 21st, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 255
Views: 16276

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

If a Williams Sonoma store is open near you they typically sell the Moccamaster.

I pull the thermal carafe away from the maker for about 45 seconds with the flow switched to “off” to allow for bloom and then let it brew as normal.
by JDavisRoby
June 21st, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Wine Shop Recommendations - Local
Replies: 92
Views: 23841

Re: Wine Shop Recommendations - Local

There is a good wine shop in Pojoaque, NM (Kokoman), near Santa Fe. Extra points if you can pronounce the name of the town. -Al Thanks Al. That’s about two hours from us. I ended up boxing up enough wine for our stay just in case we couldn’t find one locally. Will be venturing out today to see what...
by JDavisRoby
June 16th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Wine Shop Recommendations - Local
Replies: 92
Views: 23841

Re: Wine Shop Recommendations - Local

Anyone know if there is a decent bottle shop in Pagosa Springs, CO? Or, Santa Fe, NM?
by JDavisRoby
June 16th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19714

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I thought the Pax email was the best I received among the many emails, social media posts and various advertisements. Not because of some statement Pax had his PR team write, but because his employees put their own comments and resources out there. I think the point was to encourage their customers ...
by JDavisRoby
June 13th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?
Replies: 29
Views: 816

Re: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?

Teutonic Wine Company. 2017. Laurel Vineyard.

One of my favorites that is available at retail locally.
by JDavisRoby
June 9th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1483

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

I would recommend you consider adding better grates to whatever you choose. Or, buying a set of searing grates that will help sear at high heats.
by JDavisRoby
June 4th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 10757

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Does all those cases of de Négoce folks are buying count?
by JDavisRoby
May 31st, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 5612

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

I am thinking the Traeger Pro 575. Again, this is NOT for me. Btw, pellet fans, while this is doing it's thing, does it smell like meat is smoking? You do know what I am referring to, right? I love the smell that my smokers put out during the whole process-the smell of just wood smoke and then comb...
by JDavisRoby
May 31st, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1557

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

We have several we use when at the lake, beach, poolside or just on a picnic. Halovino - we like these because they collapse down so small and they’ve held their shape nicely. Most used for picnics or at outdoor events that are BYOW. https://halovino.com/ Silipint - these are used on the pool deck q...
by JDavisRoby
May 27th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Modular Wine Rooms
Replies: 12
Views: 919

Re: Modular Wine Rooms

Jim - we had friends who had a huge house but didn't want to retrofit a room for their cellar. They bought a restaurant walk-in cooler which worked perfectly. Those are modular and you can take them apart when you move. And the cooling units are fixable by any qualified refrigeration repair company...
by JDavisRoby
May 27th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1460
Views: 82944

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Scott, I keep the pizza kring and steel stored as part of the kettle and keep it covered so the need for storage hasn’t increased at all.

(Except for peels, spinners, screens and wood, etc)
by JDavisRoby
May 27th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 5612

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

I have the smaller Traeger and love it. But, no WiFi. I use a Weber thermometer with Bluetooth to monitor. BTW, local grill store recommended I switch to BBQ Delight pellets. They’ve stopped selling Traeger pellets due to allegations of Traeger using oils from the labeled wood rather than the actual...
by JDavisRoby
May 27th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Modular Wine Rooms
Replies: 12
Views: 919

Re: Modular Wine Rooms

I discovered these after I had already started demo on my built in cellar. In hindsight I would have heavily considered this option.
by JDavisRoby
May 27th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1460
Views: 82944

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I called it a grate but it is actually called a screen. This is essentially the same thing. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CI8VHS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_U7CZEbC5ZHF92 I have a metal peel and it seems to warm and get stickier as the night goes on. Was going to buy a wooden peel from this store when the...
by JDavisRoby
May 27th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1460
Views: 82944

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I’ve thought about getting one of these or another similar product. https://www.kettlepizza.com/kettle-ovens/charcoal-grill-inserts/ Anyone have any luck with one of these products? Bumping this post. Has anyone tried Kettle Pizza? Yes. I actually received one as a Christmas gift this last year. It...
by JDavisRoby
May 26th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1460
Views: 82944

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I called it a grate but it is actually called a screen. This is essentially the same thing. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CI8VHS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_U7CZEbC5ZHF92 I have a metal peel and it seems to warm and get stickier as the night goes on. Was going to buy a wooden peel from this store when they...
by JDavisRoby
May 26th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1460
Views: 82944

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Was at the local grill/outdoor kitchen store Saturday. They had more pizza making paraphernalia than I recalled. I mentioned to the guy I normally talk with on my bbq rubs and pellet choices about issues with getting pizza off the peel when first putting in outdoor oven after the first few pizzas no...
by JDavisRoby
May 23rd, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has anyone used an air fryer?
Replies: 26
Views: 3101

Re: Has anyone used an air fryer?

I’ve been using my convection oven to do bacon. Put them on a rack which is placed in a sheet pan. About twenty minutes at 350 depending upon thickness. I don’t even preheat the oven. Comes out perfectly crisp. I’ve been told by several local chefs the air fryer is just a small convection oven that ...
by JDavisRoby
May 23rd, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 1182

Re: French Press recommendation

Bodum eight cup glass press for me. Been a workhorse for 15 years. But doesn’t get used as much these days. Have replaced the mesh filter a couple times. Use a Capresso grinder. Good QPR in my opinion. And, it fits nicely. The larger, pricier models don’t fit under the upper cabinets of the coffee b...
by JDavisRoby
May 23rd, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 5612

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

I will be doing an 8lb bone in pork butt in my Traeger, various veggies and pheasant (from a shoot right before COVID) in my Bradley and two racks of ribs on my Weber Kettle starting late tonight for a mid-afternoon feast tomorrow.

Not sure where that puts me in the above discussion.
by JDavisRoby
May 23rd, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 139
Views: 8430

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Mike, if you are looking for prime Napa fruit made “old school” style Frogs Leap is an easy choice. That takes nothing away from your other choices, I own some of them. Tom Wine Access has them for $60 today. Use the $50 referral credit and it's 3 for $120. If you have the amex offer it's even a be...
by JDavisRoby
May 15th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Moving Sale - Help me clear off-site storage
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

Re: Moving Sale - Help me clear off-site storage

Updated for sold. All wines at Phenol 55 have been sold.
by JDavisRoby
May 15th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1827
Views: 105150

Re: de Negoce offer

Email today says they'll charge for storage if shipping conditions aren't ideal. That is interesting. I haven't seen how much storage will cost.

Well, that solves that. Just tried to buy the latest Cab Franc offering and they won't ship to my state. Oh well.
by JDavisRoby
May 14th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 93
Views: 6691

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

I only drink on Zoom. Todd and Fu got me hammered last weekend. Granted, I showed up fully primed. I hope I gave no legal opinions. I had/have three board / executive committee meetings for organizations I’m involved with this week via Zoom. Wanted to drink during all of them. Wanted or needed to d...
by JDavisRoby
May 13th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 93
Views: 6691

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

If only we had an attorney somewhere on WB who could give a legal opinion on this... I think we need a Zoom call... I only drink on Zoom. Todd and Fu got me hammered last weekend. Granted, I showed up fully primed. I hope I gave no legal opinions. I had/have three board / executive committee meetin...
by JDavisRoby
May 13th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 93
Views: 6691

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 3:12 pm
JDavisRoby wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 3:02 pm
If only we had an attorney somewhere on WB who could give a legal opinion on this...

I think we need a Zoom call...
Not recorded, of course...
Recorded and then delivered later with a 25% up charge.

But, 25% of free is still free. :)
by JDavisRoby
May 13th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 93
Views: 6691

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 3:02 pm
If only we had an attorney somewhere on WB who could give a legal opinion on this...

I think we need a Zoom call...
by JDavisRoby
May 12th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 566
Views: 38921

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I loved the 2018 Dundee Hills Chardonnay! As you saw in my comment on the Quarantine offer/SIP thread. I don’t have any of the WV AVA Chardonnay and am going to buy some of the 2018 this week. I have both of the 2018 QPR PN’s which is my first year to buy these wines. I didn’t do a proper tasting of...
by JDavisRoby
May 12th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 566
Views: 38921

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

For those that have dove into the QPR/Cellar Defender wines. How would you compare/contrast these two:

Chardonnay: WV AVA vs Dundee Hills
Pinot Noir: WV AVA vs Ribbon Ridge
by JDavisRoby
May 12th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 23
Views: 879

Re: TN: 2011 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

Know you’re discussing estate Chardonnay but the Edna Valley Chardonnay is fantastic at the $20ish price point. Actually opened a bottle of the 2015 tonight.
by JDavisRoby
May 8th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!
Replies: 328
Views: 25689

Re: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!

Drank Chardonnay tonight. Didn’t dump a drop down the toilet. But, this thread is fantastic.
by JDavisRoby
May 8th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 122
Views: 12608

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

Tried to buy an hour ago and missed it. Oh well.
by JDavisRoby
May 8th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20
Replies: 84
Views: 10218

Re: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20

Just had a bottle of the 2018 Dundee Chardonnay. One word. Delicious.
by JDavisRoby
May 7th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20
Replies: 84
Views: 10218

Re: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20

2 cases this time, I'm done* Sure, we’ve heard that before! [rofl.gif] He meant today...... [snort.gif] Is Stotter going for Berserker Quarantine Sale Champ? Is that like winning a Pro Bowl versus a Super Bowl? I thought I was safe from buying more wine for a while and then Marcus goes and does thi...

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