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by William Segui
January 15th, 2021, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1747
Views: 124445

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

18 bottles + 18 bottle wish. I drink a lot of Carlisle.
by William Segui
January 14th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 331
Views: 23213

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Can't find the original thread, but props to Woodland Hills for delivering on the $125/btl 08 Comtes offer from November 2019. I never feared I'd be out the money, but when I saw the wholesale prices here & overseas, I estimated my chance of actually receiving the wine at the pre-arrival price w...
by William Segui
January 14th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 26
Views: 1850

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Will- that is saying a lot. I assume these puppies need time in the cellar and are much less approachable upon release, closer to 2013 vs say 2015? 18 is a weird vintage in that the tannins are ripe but they are plentiful. The bottles I had were open for a few hours, just cork pulled with a small p...
by William Segui
January 14th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 26
Views: 1850

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Obviously no mention of smoke issues. Curious if the release will discuss this in terms of the vintage year. Roy Piper has the best information about this in the public domaine I tried both of these wines (Amoenus, Materium) this week. I haven't had the 16 Amoenus in awhile, but it is every bit as ...
by William Segui
January 14th, 2021, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1747
Views: 124445

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Order in. My favorite Carlisle offer of the year, so many great wines. Looking forward to trying the Cab for the first time.
by William Segui
January 13th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 67
Views: 6810

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

There is a small waitlist this year due to the shorter yields in 2019. There are a few wines in short supply (looking at you Summa Old, Platt) and we feel it important to give the folks that have been with us for awhile the first shot. I am anticipating a second wave offer a week or so after (26th g...
by William Segui
January 13th, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Beaucastel
Replies: 28
Views: 1207

Re: TN: 01 Beaucastel

There was a huge drop of Beaucastel on Winebid 18-24 months ago. Lots of 01 regular & Hommage for a relative steal. Fantastic provenance, wish I would have bought a lot more.
by William Segui
January 12th, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime

T. Melloni wrote: January 12th, 2021, 11:25 am
William Segui wrote: January 12th, 2021, 9:26 am Occidental here. Still waitlisted at Saxum
Will - Would like any insights you have on their recent releases.
I have no insights on them specifically in 18, however they are fantastic wines in an epic vintage.
by William Segui
January 12th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime

Occidental here. Still waitlisted at Saxum
by William Segui
January 12th, 2021, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7034

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Occidental hit, I'm off & running for 21.
by William Segui
January 11th, 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tragedy at Celler Vall Llach in Priorat
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

Re: Tragedy at Celler Vall Llach in Priorat

From looking over the article, it would appear that no one was killed. That would have been a tragedy.
by William Segui
January 7th, 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1168
Views: 87429

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Got this email this morning. Dear Friends of 750 WINES, David and I founded 750 WINES in November 2009 with the intent to build upon relationships with vintners and winemakers producing interesting, exceptional wines and to share those wines with our clients. Because of David's impeccable reputation...
by William Segui
January 6th, 2021, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7034

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Markus S wrote: January 6th, 2021, 6:22 am I think we should GRAPH these results. Could be illuminating showing the lack of willpower on this board.
At no point was not buying wine a goal for me.
by William Segui
January 5th, 2021, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7034

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Hi Will ! Any chance you tried any of the 17's ? Looks like my last purchase was NYE, so I *might* make it to next weeks Occidental release but that will be as far as this drags on. Happy New Year f.daner! The 17’s were birth years for my son so they went straight to the offsite. If they are anythi...
by William Segui
January 5th, 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7034

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Looks like my last purchase was NYE, so I *might* make it to next weeks Occidental release but that will be as far as this drags on.
by William Segui
December 30th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1724
Views: 117606

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 La Grande Annee - corked. There was a nice wine down there.
by William Segui
December 26th, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Egg Nog Recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: Egg Nog Recipes

Thanks y’all! Awesome to be a part of your holiday season.
by William Segui
December 17th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wrong cork?
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Wrong cork?

My first thought was this was one of the first bottles off the line and the bottling truck had been at Ravenswood the run prior (although Ravenswood in 2010-ish was probably already big enough to have their own line?) and this cork was hiding in the hopper. Maybe Outpost & Ravenswood use the sam...
by William Segui
December 17th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I too was curious if someone could talk about the difference in the single vineyards vs the Napa? I'm definitely going to pick up 6 of the Napa and am pondering 3 each of the SV...thoughts? Very roughly speaking, Napa is a blend of a number of different sites, truly an appellation wine - all compon...
by William Segui
December 15th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Favorite inexpensive Rye?
Replies: 45
Views: 1677

Re: Favorite inexpensive Rye?

Piling on, Rittenhouse & Sazerac are the champs here. I prefer Rittenhouse for my Manhattans, Saz for Old Fashioned but they are interchangeable at my house. I do like Michters but the price point is almost 2x.
by William Segui
December 14th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Egg Nog Recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: Egg Nog Recipes

Will - over the years that you've posted this across various social media, I've never asked the following: (1) Do you have faves/preferred liquors (2) What size bottles do you use for storage Do you have faves/preferred liquors? Two are pretty standard - Bacardi white/light rum, Korbel brandy. I'll...
by William Segui
December 8th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41169

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

It could rain every day between now and March 1st and I will refuse to complain (or at least not very loudly)
by William Segui
November 30th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41169

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Casey Hartlip wrote: November 30th, 2020, 6:10 am Getting more and more depressed as I search the 10 day for a ray of hope. Non farmers often say to not worry about something you have no control over. I guess I was just born to bitch.
Casey -- If you had water, would you be actively irrigating?
by William Segui
November 23rd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Egg Nog Recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Egg Nog Recipes

I've been making this for a number of years now. Hands down the best egg nog recipe I have ever tried. It really does need 2-3 weeks (minimum) and I have taken to adding a split vanilla bean. Eggnog 10 eggs, separated 3 cups granulated sugar (Baker’s sugar is easiest) 1.5 pints (24 fluid ounces) whi...
by William Segui
November 7th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2220

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

Ulysse Collin for lunch
by William Segui
October 29th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1747
Views: 124445

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

18 Sonoma County Syrah. Young young young but delicious
by William Segui
October 29th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 97
Views: 3985

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

Five years will be 50, probably VWFRR (the only bottle remaining from a long ago acquired & consumed stash)
by William Segui
October 29th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 14256

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Does anyone know if this is a one off for Will, or will he have access to the same fruit going forward? Mine arrive today, going to be tough to layoff them for a while. I got the fruit in 18 & 19. I didn’t make anything in ‘20 due to smoke concerns, so we will see what happens going forward in ...
by William Segui
October 8th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?
Replies: 48
Views: 2026

Re: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?

Rye, simple syrup & Blenheim Red Cap. My take on the Husk Kentucky Mule. More of a summer cocktail, but delicious anytime.
by William Segui
October 7th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16916
Views: 477800

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Tom Blackwood wrote: October 1st, 2020, 7:49 am Some more great beers the past week...
Trillium "Max Headroom"
Tree House "Perfect Storm"
Tree House "Juice Machine"
Monkish "Sticky Traffic"
Tom -- grab a 4 pack of King Citra @ Fieldwork. This is a particularly delicious batch imo.
by William Segui
September 27th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61353

Re: #GlassFire

It burned around Mending Wall. I do fear for some of our neighbors in the amphitheater around back
by William Segui
September 26th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16916
Views: 477800

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fieldwork - Becky The Duck. This one flies a bit under the radar, don’t recall it being canned before. Anyhow it’s up and one of my favorites. Citra & Idaho7
by William Segui
September 25th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1724
Views: 117606

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

First of three, sourced a mag for deep cellar William, How was it? I have the 2012s and 2013s that I’m saving for a while, and I’m sitting on some 2008’s. A 2008 I opened recently seemed to be in an early drinking window, and was fantastic. I drank all the remaining bottles of 2009’s at a restauran...
by William Segui
September 25th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1724
Views: 117606

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

First of three, sourced a mag for deep cellar
by William Segui
September 22nd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 14256

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

JonathanG wrote: September 22nd, 2020, 12:27 pm Sold out? I still show bottles available when I check my remaining allocation.
I think he was referring to MacDonald
by William Segui
September 22nd, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 14256

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

In for 3 Shifflett Ranch Cabs and 2 Napa Cabs. Will, can you provide some more end more details on the vineyard source for the Napa? I think I heard it’s near Eisele. Is that right? Any other details you can’t share? Thank you (and thank you all) for the orders. The support you have shown us and th...
by William Segui
September 22nd, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 14256

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Nicholas C wrote: September 22nd, 2020, 9:14 am Can anyone access their offering yet?
It just went live, was having some cart/checkout issues that were beyond my ability to fix.
by William Segui
September 12th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 11348

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

Will - I happened to find some 2018 Anderson Valley at my local shop today. Anything you can share about this wine from tasting notes or drinking window? I can't seem to find much about it. We only made a few barrels (3-4 as I recall) and there was already a super allocated bottle in that release (...
by William Segui
September 11th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4104
Views: 233912

Re: The Bourbon Thread

‘‘twas a good one Haven’t tried one of those yet, store pick or otherwise. But the 107 is so solid how different could the Full Proof be? There are so many Weller products now. I think all of them have a regular OTS release (blend of barrels) & a SB release. Full proof in this case is 114, whic...
by William Segui
September 10th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4104
Views: 233912

Re: The Bourbon Thread

‘‘twas a good one
by William Segui
September 6th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34130

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

GregP wrote: September 6th, 2020, 5:28 pm
0.5, nothing higher. Hate to do it to growers, but we also need to protect ourselves.
.5 is the detectable threshold for ETS is it not?
by William Segui
September 4th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16916
Views: 477800

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Thanks Will! Just ordered two 4pks to pick-up at the Napa Oxbow location. Its going to be a Green Cheek, Treehouse and Fieldworks DIPA weekend. Not familiar with Green Cheek but I'd put DDH Pulp up against anything from Treehouse, which I love. Enjoy the weekend, I know I will! And if you have room...
by William Segui
September 4th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16916
Views: 477800

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

For CA residents,DDH Pulp is up on Fieldwork. Thanks for the recommendation. They opened a tap room down the street from me last year. Will pick up a growler, going to good beer drinking weather here this weekend. It's a truly special beer. You should grab a 4-pk as well, if you still can (pun inte...
by William Segui
September 3rd, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16916
Views: 477800

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

For CA residents,DDH Pulp is up on Fieldwork.
by William Segui
September 2nd, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Tom Seaver
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: RIP Tom Seaver

I got to know Tom a bit. No one loved baseball more than he did. Amazing story teller. How often do you get to hear stories about Yogi Berra and the All-Star Game?
by William Segui
September 2nd, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1626

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

I feel so unsafe
by William Segui
September 1st, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 87
Views: 5956

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

Grabbed some of each, looking forward to seeing what Erin & Massimo were able to do in a great vintage like this.
by William Segui
August 31st, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44256

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Chrissy Tiegen cooking Flannery.

by William Segui
August 28th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

Re: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?

Interesting that the Napa Cab was offered by Firstbottle before the official release......... If you look at the production numbers on the Napa, its pretty big (relatively speaking). The 2017 did really well and the placements that we worked hard to get were asking for more, so we took the 18 out o...

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