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by PeterJ
October 14th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Has anyone received #18, the Malbec? I’m in SoCal and Cam’s email suggests they’re past that number. I know we ordered it but haven’t received it. I could email DeNegoce but figured they’re buried in emails right no, so no point if it hasn’t been received. I think you might have missed the part of ...
by PeterJ
October 14th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Has anyone received #18, the Malbec? I’m in SoCal and Cam’s email suggests they’re past that number. I know we ordered it but haven’t received it. I could email DeNegoce but figured they’re buried in emails right no, so no point if it hasn’t been received.
by PeterJ
October 14th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Has anyone received #18, the Malbec? I’m in SoCal and Cam’s email suggests they’re past that number. I know we ordered it but haven’t received it.
by PeterJ
October 9th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2010

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

I don’t eat “everything” but I’ll eat far more things than most people I know. I have digestive problems with a few things (what passes for ‘curry’ in the US) and have issues with heavily spicy things as I’ve gotten older. Years ago I travelled all over Asia and couldn’t handle some of the fish and ...
by PeterJ
September 29th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kalamera/Phiestina wine fridge??
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Kalamera/Phiestina wine fridge??

I purchased a 50 bottle Kalamera single zone about 3-4 years ago and have not had any issues with it at all. Thank you so much. The 50 bottle unit seems to be similar in design to the 80 bottle my son is interested in. A question has come up in his research about bottle size. Have you had any issue...
by PeterJ
September 29th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kalamera/Phiestina wine fridge??
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Kalamera/Phiestina wine fridge??

I purchased a 50 bottle Kalamera single zone about 3-4 years ago and have not had any issues with it at all. Thank you so much. The 50 bottle unit seems to be similar in design to the 80 bottle my son is interested in. A question has come up in his research about bottle size. Have you had any issue...
by PeterJ
September 28th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kalamera/Phiestina wine fridge??
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Phiestina wine fridge??

Note: the Wayfair listing shows the brand as Kalamera but the product manual link there is headed Phiestina. Not unusual for retailers to get proprietary names I guess.
by PeterJ
September 28th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kalamera/Phiestina wine fridge??
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Kalamera/Phiestina wine fridge??

My son is looking for a “reasonably priced” wine fridge with around 75 bottle capacity. He sent me this link asking for an opinion. I’ve looked for these before but the Phiestina brand is new to me. Home Depot also carries it but they didn’t when I bought my 50 bottle Magic Chef unit a few years ago...
by PeterJ
September 28th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Well it’s going to be almost 100° here in SoCal this week and October is usually one of the hotter months. I’m assuming/hoping Cam will hold CA even longer than a week if he can.
by PeterJ
September 27th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

I asked my wife about this and she says that women don't like to shop in bulk. She said, "Guys can see an advertisment for 40% off for t-shirts from Lacoste or Polo Ralph Lauren and you can go and buy 10-20 t-shirts in different colors feeling you have made a good deal. But women don't like to shop...
by PeterJ
September 12th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Drinking the N.12 Chardonnay today. Gave it to my wife who has a much better pallet than me. She loves it. Said it compares right there with her fave Rombauer Chardonnay. She's HAPPY! Which makes me look like a really smart guy. Thanks for the note. If it’s like Rombauer I’m glad I didn’t buy it. N...
by PeterJ
September 4th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for specific Reidel Pinot glass
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Looking for specific Reidel Pinot glass

I have 2 orphan Riedel PN glasses that are probably from Costco or some such. No idea what you mean by 4 leaf clover shaped stem, though? Are these them - if so you can have them gratis just send me a shipping label. Thanks but those look like the ones we’ve received twice now that were pictured on...
by PeterJ
September 2nd, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 27
Views: 1781

Re: Snoop Cali Red

Am I the only Californian offended by the word “Cali”? [snort.gif]
by PeterJ
September 1st, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for specific Reidel Pinot glass
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Looking for specific Reidel Pinot glass

Thanks. My wife just found them on Amazon. It IS the Wine Series. 4 more on the way! Happy wife.
by PeterJ
September 1st, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for specific Reidel Pinot glass
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Looking for specific Reidel Pinot glass

I’m not sure where we got them, or what the series name is, but we need to replace some Reidel Pinot Noir glasses that have stems shaped like a four leaf clover. I think they’re an inexpensive line, maybe bought at Costco? Anyway my wife likes the hand feel of the stem so we ‘must’ find them. So far...
by PeterJ
August 28th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

For those asking how CH might be marketing beyond the cult of WB..... this sponsored post just showed up on my Instagram feed.
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by PeterJ
August 14th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Nate Simon wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Did not see a weather-hold option?
I thought EVERY offer was automatically a summer hold for the time being.
by PeterJ
August 12th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Hopefully offerings like that going forward will be pushed out to the “loyal” purchasers first similar to the 3 case hillside cab offer. Hmmmmm. My son and I have bought, I think, 8 cases so far. Where does that put us? If the total number of cases were large enough to offer an initial ‘private’ of...
by PeterJ
August 9th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best hot dogs?
Replies: 61
Views: 3465

Re: best hot dogs?

We used to be able to get Nathan’s natural casing hot dogs at supermarkets here in “the OC” but they seem to have disappeared over the past year or so. The natural casing gives it that ‘snap’.
by PeterJ
August 4th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Commercials
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Wine Commercials

Constellation seems to spend TV money on Woodbridge and Meiomi these days. I don’t recall anything else.
by PeterJ
July 31st, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Overall this program is very attractive and even a $19 bottle for $10 or so all in is not a bad deal. But........ I’d venture to say that the hype has been for much higher ‘priced’ wine at a larger ‘discount’. It’s just surprising, assuming we’re right about #25, that the ‘formula’ would change so ...
by PeterJ
July 31st, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Overall this program is very attractive and even a $19 bottle for $10 or so all in is not a bad deal. But........ I’d venture to say that the hype has been for much higher ‘priced’ wine at a larger ‘discount’. It’s just surprising, assuming we’re right about #25, that the ‘formula’ would change so e...
by PeterJ
July 30th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 450
Views: 116988

Re: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.

Curious if anyone has knows of a handful of tasting rooms near Glen Ellen that has good wine, and is doing outdoor tastings (will have daughter and small dog in tow). I'm going through the laborious process of contacting some near where we are staying but figured someone may have been recently and ...
by PeterJ
July 30th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

2018 Pedroncelli Mother Clone is listed on their site as $19. Hughes seems more careful than to get that wrong.
by PeterJ
July 29th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????
Replies: 53
Views: 1938

Re: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????

Peter, assuming room temp is 68-72, the statement in the quote is correct for me. I can't think of a red I'd prefer to drink at that temperature. Whether they become sloppy etc, is possibly overkill, but again I generally agree with the statement that no reds benefit from room temp. And always woul...
by PeterJ
July 29th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????
Replies: 53
Views: 1938

Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????

“Almost no red wines benefit from being room temperature,” he says. “The wine becomes sloppy, alcoholic, and develops sticky aromatics — think overripe fruit — even from cool-climate regions.” That’s a quote from a VinePair article my wife forwarded to me. The quote is attributed to Michael Kennedy ...
by PeterJ
July 9th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Has anyone received shipping notice for OG 8? I thought they were supposedly shipping yesterday? Thanks and happy drinking I ordered both #6 and #8 and recall seeing something that they would both ship this week (or maybe last week?). Yesterday I got a ship notice on #6 but not on #8. #6 arrives to...
by PeterJ
July 8th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Has anyone received shipping notice for OG 8? I thought they were supposedly shipping yesterday? Thanks and happy drinking I ordered both #6 and #8 and recall seeing something that they would both ship this week (or maybe last week?). Yesterday I got a ship notice on #6 but not on #8. #6 arrives to...
by PeterJ
July 6th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

James Mc wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Weird, i have summer hold on my No17 that I ordered yesterday.
So do I. But now that option doesn’t show on the site.
by PeterJ
June 27th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Nest four are Cab, Malbec, Pinot, Cab, Cab. And then I guess a pause cause nothing else listed. https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/publicPageAdvancedCola.do?action=page&pgfcn=prevset I'm assuming you've determined specific details to identify deNegoce in that search form. Your link is to the bla...
by PeterJ
June 25th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1894

Re: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

As far as ‘better’ retail is concerned, here in South OC I can think of one retailer that’s been around for 30 years+and another (very small) that’s had two owners in maybe 25 years. Otherwise there are a handful approaching 5 years per owner. Given some time I could list 30-40 that never made it pa...
by PeterJ
June 19th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recco needed on remote probe thermometer
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Recco needed on remote probe thermometer

Gil Bauer wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 5:26 pm
www.thermoworks.com
I bought a Martha Stewart probe I haven’t used yet but Thermoworks is probably the gold standard for this kind of thing. I have their Instant read with IR and it’s really high quality. I’m re-selling myself on a Joule Sous Vide so that may have been the right move.
by PeterJ
June 9th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

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

Here's a simple gadget I've used for years that many people don't seem to know about. It saves you from running out of propane in the middle of a long cook. Less than $15 at most big box hardware stores.
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by PeterJ
June 5th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6484
Views: 379175

Re: de Negoce offer

Just got an email asking for $29 additional on #8. Odd that it wasn’t included in the initial transaction but stuff happens.
by PeterJ
May 30th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Covid Antidote -- Mail Order Food From Different Cities
Replies: 10
Views: 1355

Re: Covid Antidote -- Mail Order Food From Different Cities

Got sour pickles and sour tomatoes from The Pickle Guys in Lower Manhattan. I make my own dills and these are not dill..... but very good anyway. The tomatoes are exactly like you’d get at any good Jewish deli in the LA area, but I haven’t left South OC since February, so this was well worth the cost.
by PeterJ
May 14th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 16
Views: 1839

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

For those who called stuffed cabbage ‘pigs in a blanket’..... what did they call these? Or are they an American thing? FWIW my mother-in-law called stuffed cabbage “Prakkas”(sp?).
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by PeterJ
March 26th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 4113

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

Businesses are having to get really creative. I used to work at a wine shop whose owners have owned a women’s clothing boutique for 40 years. Obviously their spring merchandise has come in and they have to be closed. This morning I got an email (I was never on their mailing list and haven’t spoken t...
by PeterJ
March 15th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Newsom orders all California wineries to close
Replies: 52
Views: 3210

Re: Newsom orders all California wineries to close

I work in a wine bar and I’m a senior so I guess I’m on vacation for now..... either way, although nothing I’ve seen says this is an order. Another wine bar, near us, (much larger and with a real kitchen) has announced that they’re closing and asking for help in finding their staff temporary work. S...
by PeterJ
March 13th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 8019

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

Does anyone know for sure if the 6’ social distancing ‘requirement’ actually a requirement or just a guideline? Local health authorities haven’t followed through or every restaurant and bar here in OC would probably have had to close.
by PeterJ
March 12th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 8019

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

The wine bar I work for does frequent events with groups that are in the South OC area for business gatherings at the four major high end hotels. We’ve had four of our next six events cancel because the hosting event has been cancelled....... and the company that organizes them says it’s getting mor...
by PeterJ
February 11th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recs for a spontaneous Central Coast trip
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Recs for a spontaneous Central Coast trip

If you get to Paso Robles....... Tin City is a complex with some really good wineries and tasting rooms.

https://www.tincitypasorobles.com/
by PeterJ
February 1st, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin and premox
Replies: 22
Views: 1521

Re: Coravin and premox

For what it’s worth...... we use a Coravin on as many as 50 moderately priced ($30-$50) current vintage wines at a time where I work. We date every bottle when it’s first pierced. Deterioration varies greatly from wine to wine. Some may change dramatically in as little as 3-5 days; others seem reaso...
by PeterJ
January 8th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!

I thought it would be useful for my wife since her arthritis sometimes makes a waiter’s friend difficult. If there’s one that works well I’d like to see a specific name or link. I bought an re-chargeable electric corkscrew when I couldn't use my right arm after shattering my humerus. Worked well. T...
by PeterJ
January 6th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!

There seem to be a number of similar pumps for sale. I bought one a few months ago and tried it on four different bottles. It didn’t work at all on three (maybe 20 pumps) and on the fourth the cork exploded out of the bottle. Returned it. I thought it would be useful for my wife since her arthritis ...
by PeterJ
December 8th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 10360

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I tried the classic the other day and found it good but not impressive. When they ran out a few months ago I bought some chicken breasts there and made my own with a brioche bun. Much better than theirs. May try the spicy version soon....... or just do my own again with sriracha.
by PeterJ
December 2nd, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Harrington Sale (Open House this Saturday Dec 7 1-4 PM)
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: PSA: Harrington Sale (Open House this Sunday 1-4 PM)

Copied this from another board in case it hasn’t been posted elsewhere on WB: FINAL HARRINGTON WINES OPEN HOUSE and Sale, Saturday December 7th, 1 - 4pm This is it. Our last Open House and your last shot at unreal prices on all of our wines. The full case (12 bottles) price has been reduced to $180 ...
by PeterJ
November 19th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 48
Views: 3997

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

One of my son’s friends is a senior sales exec with Gallo’s wine division. He’s been smiling a lot the past few years. Hopefully Gallo has the sense to walk softly with regard to what gives these purchases the value they’re paying for.
by PeterJ
November 13th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hybrid wine shops/bars - Vinepair article
Replies: 31
Views: 1155

Hybrid wine shops/bars - Vinepair article

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-wine-shop-bar-hybrids-work/ This article came to my attention today. Here in South OC there are a number of these hybrid shops but they almost all serve more food than just the “snacks” the article describes. Most have +/- 100 wines at retail and serve what I’d desc...
by PeterJ
November 8th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 60
Views: 2905

Re: Shipping companies hates me

J. Rock wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 5:37 pm
My home UPS guy often doesn't even ring my bell (for normal packages), presumably because of my dogs... but I wish he would so I know when the packages arrive.
Interesting. The shipper is paying extra to have an adult signature taken and to not break the law.
by PeterJ
October 22nd, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone using a propane Blackstone griddle?
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Anyone using a propane Blackstone griddle?

My son just got this and we cooked on it for the first time last night. It’s like a gas grill except the top is a flat-top surface, like in a restaurant kitchen. We made a chicken stir fry with shitakes, sugar snap peas, grated carrots, edamame, rice, and scrambled egg. Really quick cooking time. Ca...

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