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by zachary l a n g
May 22nd, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Working Ranch Vacation
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Working Ranch Vacation

Nothing like reviving a 8+ year old thread but I was asked by a friend about the following ranch (apparently thinking about going) and thought I’d see what WB’ers have to say - Has anybody been or experienced this place? Wine/food/accommodations, etc... Brush Creek Ranch/Magee Homestead - https://ww...
by zachary l a n g
October 13th, 2016, 7:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Clam Box in Ipswich
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Clam Box in Ipswich

Clam Box and Neptune/B&G, etc are very different animals. All depends what you're looking for.
Also, check about clam box, they might be closed in the winter
by zachary l a n g
December 20th, 2014, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Paul H Galli wrote: I still regard Ray as a friend and until he does something which affects me personally, he will remain so.
Do you really feel this way about your friends? You don't care what they do to others, just what they do to you?
by zachary l a n g
November 5th, 2014, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

One man still has two eyes that with three nano seconds of time can catch this!
by zachary l a n g
November 5th, 2014, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why can't I be a baller like Fu?
Replies: 69
Views: 5842

Why can't I be a baller like Fu?

I found over priced, questionable Dom...what to do, what to do....

I know - I'll start another meaningless thread about it.

mark - you might start posting this threads in the asylum if they are jokes and then people wouldn't get so up in arms over their pointless nature
by zachary l a n g
November 3rd, 2014, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Stephane - I know you are inundated with questions from others in this thread, but I am curious about this specific text in your post. When you mentioned these mistakes to Ray, what was his reaction? Did he realize that his very poor communication and false promises (for lack of a better word) are ...
by zachary l a n g
October 31st, 2014, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Where did all of the cheerleaders who were calling us bullies all go?
by zachary l a n g
October 30th, 2014, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Carrier pigeons in WWI relayed info faster!
by zachary l a n g
October 23rd, 2014, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

No need to go to a bank - 5 seconds and a keyboard and money is refunded
by zachary l a n g
October 23rd, 2014, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

Mark J. Boldizsar wrote:Has anyone seen the movie It's Pat
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by zachary l a n g
October 22nd, 2014, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

Just as an FYI - I just read through some of Mark's other posts on the board and he prides himself, not less than 4 other times about enjoying buying wines from areas with bad storage. "It was poorly stored" is a favorite line he uses. This is NOT someone I want to buy wine from. So yes, I...
by zachary l a n g
October 22nd, 2014, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

This thread is great - the defenders doing more trolling than the others! So backwards, but so entertaining
by zachary l a n g
October 22nd, 2014, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

It's no big deal either way, as I've said all along, but people choose to ignore that! My point is, why do it and then essentially say "nah nah boo boo, I'm not telling!!!!!" Juvenile at best! People say Mark just likes to play games...well, great, then stop telling those of us who are &qu...
by zachary l a n g
October 22nd, 2014, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

Kyle, If I told you I bought wine at a store in Massachusetts and told you where, can you please tell me why you'd think I was kidding - knowing nothing about the neighborhood I might have mentioned? I personally don't care if he tells. My point is, if he's not going to tell, what is the thread for?...
by zachary l a n g
October 22nd, 2014, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

Who is a non - attorney???
by zachary l a n g
October 22nd, 2014, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

Ps- those of us out of state don't know CHI neighborhoods - why would we think he was kidding about where he got the wine? I guess now I know not to trust what he writes
by zachary l a n g
October 22nd, 2014, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

If he wasn't going to share the info - please tell me, at all, the point of this thread????


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by zachary l a n g
October 22nd, 2014, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine pairing at Alinea
Replies: 75
Views: 7624

wine pairing at Alinea

Alinea is great. I didn't have the wine pairing when i went. I have done the wine pairing at Next (same owners) and it was completely dreadful!
by zachary l a n g
October 22nd, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

I had no plans to go, but I personally didn't think it was sarcastic - I read it as he dealt with whoever comes in at six and that would be your best bet! I agree with Charlie - emoticons are your friend.

Was he being sarcastic when he said the color looked good? [snort.gif]
by zachary l a n g
October 22nd, 2014, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

Are those windows boarded up? dear Lord
by zachary l a n g
October 20th, 2014, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 220
Views: 11242

10 bottles of '88 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

I think the thread should be left here as a warning about what people send to WineBid

Morally, a call should be placed to winebid by the original poster stating he is concerned about the condition of the wine
by zachary l a n g
October 17th, 2014, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Stephane, are you serious about all this or just trying to cause problems and playing devils advocate?
Can you say with a straight face that a damaged bottle bought from Ray is not his responsibility?
by zachary l a n g
October 16th, 2014, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

My advice to Ray and Co. is to ignore groups 1 and 2 But man, group three...he should be kissing their asses, taking phone calls, answering emails, and get what needs doing done (honestly) Group 6 should be a HUGE concern - those who were on the fence about ordering in the future! I think a lot of t...
by zachary l a n g
October 16th, 2014, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

This my issue I can give a guy a break, especially when learning the ropes etc, but the fact that he is, to this day, still not replying to emails (that he said to send) and calls blows my mind. It's very telling about how he feels about his customers. This is the part i just can't forgive or get over
by zachary l a n g
October 16th, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Michael Powers wrote:
Richard, why do you keep suggesting that people travel to burgundy to resolve their complaints? You do know that is insane right?
Whaaaaaaat? Us being there and bugging Ray won't get the wines out faster?!?!?!?!! neener
by zachary l a n g
October 16th, 2014, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

I believe nick was kidding around -
If you're going to post here, don't take things like that to heart
by zachary l a n g
October 15th, 2014, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Correct me if I am mistaken - you came out the gate saying he didn't know what he was tasting and he and Fu were too young to know how to taste....now YOU want to discuss?

This has to be a joke? ok, come out with it - who is posting from During's account?
by zachary l a n g
October 15th, 2014, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

FINALLY - Mike, you figured it out! Hahaha
by zachary l a n g
October 15th, 2014, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Ok, I found the lecture I need - forget the During tasting series!


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by zachary l a n g
October 15th, 2014, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Berry Crawford wrote:
zachary l a n g wrote:exactly why winemaking isn't a one man business and should be no surprise to anyone. If you can't afford a small staff, you shouldn't be starting a winery
Uh oh
Haha! [snort.gif]
by zachary l a n g
October 15th, 2014, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Mike During wrote:We can agree with fact that this wine is great, why else would someone pay $20,000+ for it? It is not the same as 2 buck chuck
So lesson one of the Mike During tasting lecture series is "If it's expensive, it's good" ?
by zachary l a n g
October 15th, 2014, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Go back to the Plotnicki thread on Squires board on objectivity. If someone says 1990 DRC RC is a crap wine you think they are right? Isn't this exactly the point? No, what one person says isn't necessarily right - hence why are you right and he is wrong - I like to call it opinion, but you state i...
by zachary l a n g
October 15th, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Paul, I want Ray to succeed. Is that why you slammed the 09 Charmes earlier on without knowing what a premature wine tastes like. Your tasting credentials IMHO seem not to be up to it. So, he doesn't like what you like, or has a differing opinion so he is wrong and you're right....OK, now i get it!...
by zachary l a n g
October 15th, 2014, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

exactly why winemaking isn't a one man business and should be no surprise to anyone. If you can't afford a small staff, you shouldn't be starting a winery
by zachary l a n g
October 15th, 2014, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

If you are impressed by his story but feel let down by History, who's to blame other than you and your unrealistic expectations? I'd like to know what is "unrealistic" about what the people in this thread want? Do you mean the wine they ordered or do you mean some customer service and res...
by zachary l a n g
October 14th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

future??? future he says.....you've owed me!
by zachary l a n g
October 14th, 2014, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Can we keep a list of who needs to apologize to who? I'm starting a betting pool and can no longer keep track
by zachary l a n g
October 14th, 2014, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 576037

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Well, I suppose you could have spoken to him finely, but I'm not really sure how that would work. Fancy-like I'm guessing. Dishing it out, first the rough, then the smooth :-) Works every time :-) champagne.gif For someone who wanted all of this closed down, you sure seem to posting alot (SINCE you...
by zachary l a n g
September 10th, 2014, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bob Wood's Second Memorial Barrel
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Bob Wood's Second Memorial Barrel

Bumping this so people can see it if they haven't

Great wine for a great cause!
by zachary l a n g
September 7th, 2014, 7:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: To induce or not to induce - induction v. gas
Replies: 3
Views: 425

To induce or not to induce - induction v. gas

My sister is redoing her kitchen. Currently she has a gas range. She is thinking of changing over to induction. She was wondering whether to go 100% induction or have a mix? What is the benefit of gas over induction and the benefit of induction over gas? What would you do? She has natural gas in the...
by zachary l a n g
May 21st, 2014, 8:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does anybody smoke burgers?
Replies: 24
Views: 815

Does anybody smoke burgers?

Chuck Miller wrote:I don't smoke burgers, as I find it hard to keep the end lit. Plus, rolling the burgers into a fattie is a PITA.

YES!!!! So i'm not the only one who had this thought when he read the topic!
by zachary l a n g
May 9th, 2014, 6:06 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Natick OL Wed. 5/7
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Natick OL Wed. 5/7

Carrie - that picture is too funny. If you didn't see the wine bottles, you'd think some celebrity was in front of all of us!
by zachary l a n g
May 8th, 2014, 7:04 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Natick OL Wed. 5/7
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Natick OL Wed. 5/7

Thanks again to Ron for getting us all together. That was surely a great night of wine! it was great to see all of you again and to meet those that I hadn't met before!
by zachary l a n g
April 10th, 2014, 8:37 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Natick OL Wed. 5/7
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Natick OL Wed. 5/7

I'll bring a 1995 Pontet Canet. It's all I have in that range of vintages
by zachary l a n g
April 10th, 2014, 8:34 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Natick OL Wed. 5/7
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Natick OL Wed. 5/7

Hi ron
I will be there and I believe Michael malinoski and Gerry Morrisey are coming too
by zachary l a n g
March 25th, 2014, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Expectations
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Great Expectations

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by zachary l a n g
January 18th, 2014, 7:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 1974 Bordeaux
Replies: 2
Views: 135

WTB: 1974 Bordeaux

I need a bottle of 1974 bordeaux for a friends birthday. Does anyone have any they would like to unload?

Thanks
Zach
by zachary l a n g
January 9th, 2014, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about the first Berserkers offline you attended
Replies: 105
Views: 3605

Tell me about the first Berserkers offline you attended

My first I guess technically wasn't a berserkerfest, but it was the gathering of those who would become berserkers soon - the In N Out parking lot extravaganza! To date, this is still the most epic to me! It was randomness at it's best! Fine wines, in a parking lot, visited by police men and RVs! an...

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