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by Steve Gautier
August 10th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Back in the biz
Replies: 44
Views: 2276

Re: Back in the biz

J Kang wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Larry Stein wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 11:45 am
K Kl@dder wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 11:22 am
Curious, what is the employee discount???
I honestly don't know.
My wife worked at Otsuka 5 years ago who owns Ridge. It was 30% at that time.
I never knew that Ridge was owned by Otsuka.
by Steve Gautier
August 7th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5500

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

I can finally taste and smell...and this is the wine that did it! After a couple previous attempts, which had my palate tasting SO much acid that I could strip paint...I’m finally able to enjoy this wine, and taste the fruit and most of the nuances! Four weeks to the day since I last enjoyed vino. ...
by Steve Gautier
August 6th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1647
Views: 96352

Re: de Negoce offer

Could be but they seem way too small to have as much excess as Cameron is selling. Also, they use way more new oak than what is on these wines. I still think it's Burgess. Hertelendy says they produced ~1000 cases annually. But in 2018, they released ~1200 of red (3 wines/2 vintages). Can't say if ...
by Steve Gautier
August 4th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 28677

Re: Ravenswood library offer

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 6:22 am
I logged in for fun and it let me buy a case.
Not sure if I should thank you or curse you. I missed out on the previous offer so I am glad I got in on this one. The good news is since I don’t know what the wines are, it doesn’t increase my pending on CellarTracker.
by Steve Gautier
August 3rd, 2020, 4:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 821
Views: 43286

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Good news on that front. Hopefully something short term
by Steve Gautier
August 1st, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 821
Views: 43286

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

David Baum wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 5:35 pm
27 purchased
15 consumed

Gonna be a slow consumption month after having a swab tickle my brain this morning. On lock down for a bit.
Hopefully it comes back negative. Feel better soon.
by Steve Gautier
July 31st, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5500

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Looking forward to your first tasting note when back. Glad to hear you are heading in the right direction.
by Steve Gautier
July 31st, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fog and Wind Wines on Casemates - Sojourn Cellars?
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Fog and Wind Wines on Casemates - Sojourn Cellars?

The one I bought was the 2016 labeled as Sonoma Coast and reference multiple vineyards.
by Steve Gautier
July 31st, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fog and Wind Wines on Casemates - Sojourn Cellars?
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Fog and Wind Wines on Casemates - Sojourn Cellars?

Here is a post I made in the Last Bottle thread in October 2018: There was some chatter on Twitter a while back about this wine. When I commented, Sojourn sent me an email that said the wine was made by Sojourn winemaker Erich Bradley and that it was a new brand they just developed. They went on to ...
by Steve Gautier
July 27th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 35
Views: 2426

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

1 juvenile a few days ago. That's it. Over the next month, the adults should be out and about. Plenty of Cicada Killers burrowing around the back patio. More stinging critters than usual. Fair number of moths and butterflies. Normal hot Summer. The Ash trees are dying by the dozen every year. Sucks...
by Steve Gautier
July 25th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186836

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2017 Sky Zinfandel. Seemed like a darker, more brooding cousin of Evangelho. Super tannic and shut down on day 2, and I'm wondering if this (like Nervo) needs some age to really shine. I'm really curious how these super gnarly cuvees will show in 10+ years. On release, Morgan said 2020-2030+, so I ...
by Steve Gautier
July 24th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)
Replies: 45
Views: 2180

Re: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)

I’m drinking a 2013 tonight. Nice but more resolved than I was expecting. Plan on drinking the remaining two over the next year or two.
by Steve Gautier
July 23rd, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Storage

Manayunk fits what you are talking about. It has been hit hard by COVID-19 with a few high profile permanent closings, hopefully it will come back. Manayunk is in the city limits so you do have the wage tax issue if you aren’t working in the city.
by Steve Gautier
July 23rd, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Storage

While there are mini downtowns along the Main Line, there isn’t anything that that I would consider a true downtown. A place like Wayne has lots of great places to eat and many of them are BYOBs. I really don’t know anything about the band scene on the Main Line. If you are in any of the towns on th...
by Steve Gautier
July 23rd, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 9701

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

Love their routine but won’t have remembered their names.
by Steve Gautier
July 23rd, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Storage

I'm curious if any of you have run into this issue and and if so, what you did about it. I currently own a a Eurocave with space for I think 120 bottles or so. I live in Minnesota in a 3,600 sq ft house with a basement and utility room, so I just keep the Eurocave in the utility room. No fuss, no m...
by Steve Gautier
July 22nd, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1647
Views: 114587

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

A very enjoyable 2014 Dry Creek Zin
by Steve Gautier
July 22nd, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 50
Views: 3667

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Things in PA are now being handled on a county-by-county basis. Sometimes town by town. The City of Easton is cracking down on the massive outdoor parties created by several restaurants and bars that were granted permission to close off a couple of streets and serve guests outside. Each restaurant ...
by Steve Gautier
July 21st, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 8905

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

Albert R wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 10:29 am
The Bedrock Team is awesome! I truly appreciate the guaranteed allocation period! flirtysmile
+1 to all of that. While any winemaker has the right to sell first come first serve, I certainly prefer the guaranteed allocation method.
by Steve Gautier
July 21st, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 8905

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

I just listened to the podcasts. A few thoughts: - I will buy more than I was planning to. - sounds like a year to stock up on OVZ - I didn’t get the impression that Calico Syrah was replacing or equivalent to California Syrah so I would expect a higher price. I’m hoping it isn’t as high as Galloni...
by Steve Gautier
July 21st, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 8905

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

AD Northup wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 9:33 am
Steve Gautier wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 9:29 am
AD Northup wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 9:05 am
Offer is live! Bedrock Heritage 375’s!
I don’t know whether to say “Oh yes” or “Oh no”. It will make the order even larger.
Wishlist only...so it’s like a separate order when they get granted :) helps a little mental maybe?
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by Steve Gautier
July 21st, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 8905

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

AD Northup wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 9:05 am
Offer is live! Bedrock Heritage 375’s!
I don’t know whether to say “Oh yes” or “Oh no”. It will make the order even larger.
by Steve Gautier
July 19th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 8905

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

I just listened to the podcasts. A few thoughts: - I will buy more than I was planning to. - sounds like a year to stock up on OVZ - I didn’t get the impression that Calico Syrah was replacing or equivalent to California Syrah so I would expect a higher price. I’m hoping it isn’t as high as Galloni...
by Steve Gautier
July 19th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 8905

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

I just listened to the podcasts. A few thoughts: - I will buy more than I was planning to. - sounds like a year to stock up on OVZ - I didn’t get the impression that Calico Syrah was replacing or equivalent to California Syrah so I would expect a higher price. I’m hoping it isn’t as high as Galloni’...
by Steve Gautier
July 19th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1647
Views: 96352

Re: de Negoce offer

I had not purchased any of this yet but was starting to have my interest peaked. Shipping in this heat after paying any amount to hold and not immediately replacing bottles with pushed corks has deflated all of that interest.
by Steve Gautier
July 18th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186836

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Morgan and Chris released the two podcasts covering the upcoming release
by Steve Gautier
July 15th, 2020, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1647
Views: 114587

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

My father-in-law passed, seemingly peacefully, this AM on our property in Coos Bay. We got him out of a bad situation in the Inland Empire back in 2014 so it’s the 14 Papa’s tonight. Bless the cold & windy OR coast, where Syrah season never ends. Rest peacefully Grandpa Nick, Solly misses you. His ...
by Steve Gautier
July 13th, 2020, 4:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Insta-Pot Hunter - $77 Shipped plus $10 gift card
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: Insta-Pot Hunter - $77 Shipped plus $10 gift card

lessi.jenni wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 1:11 am
Got some great coupon codes from coupon websites b y searching it on google!
She keeps trying!
by Steve Gautier
July 10th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186836

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 5:36 pm
I am keeping this to 12 bottles, I am keeping this to 12 bottles, I am keeping this to 12 bottles...
FTFY (or rather, FTFM).
Or - I keeping this to 6 bottles per wine, I keeping this to 6 bottles per wine . . .
by Steve Gautier
July 10th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 46
Views: 4129

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

A member alerted me that John Gilman, from the wine letter View From The Cellar has given the wines pretty good reviews: Mission 92pts. Alicante Bouschet 91+pts. Marsanne 90pts. Flame Tokay 88pts. Can't be anything but very thankful for that as a debutante! [cheers.gif] flirtysmile Congrats Adam
by Steve Gautier
July 7th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Clark – Claudon Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ‘Wild Lily’
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: 2017 Clark – Claudon Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ‘Wild Lily’

Dan - Is this Wild Iris? From Last Bottle? I picked up a few if yes to both. Thought it was worth a chance at $16. Oh well.
by Steve Gautier
July 5th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186836

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I haven’t had one of these in a few years and I have a lot left. Need to open one soon.
by Steve Gautier
June 30th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 50
Views: 3667

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

County by county basis continues. Philadelphia just announced that they will delay the opening of indoor dining and gyms until August 1st instead of this Friday. They also put in a 14 day quarantine if coming from 15 states. That will unfortunately just cause some city residents to come eat in the s...
by Steve Gautier
June 29th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Socially Distant Dining
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Socially Distant Dining

I was actually surprised that Pennsylvania didn’t do the 14 day quarantine when New Jersey, New York and Connecticut did it since Pennsylvania was originally in the same regional coalition with them.
by Steve Gautier
June 27th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1647
Views: 114587

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2012 Papa’s Block - wonderful
by Steve Gautier
June 27th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 59
Views: 4887

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Sssshhhh! I'm Tier One, not Tier Awesome, but was just able to place my order. I'm completely out of storage space and don't drink much Cabernet (I'm on the list mainly for the Syrahs at Myriad and Quivet) but I always try to pick up a few of these because they're so good and reasonably priced in r...
by Steve Gautier
June 23rd, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2254

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

CJ Beazley wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 8:05 am
Philip G wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 9:41 pm
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Amazing!
Can you explain the potato thing? Are they sliced then baked?
Look like Hasselback potatoes to me. Lots of recipes online
by Steve Gautier
June 20th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12177
Views: 456359

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 7:25 am
Wedding anniversary weekend. Opened a 1993 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve (posted a TN separately, what a wine!) and a 2015 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Spatlese.

Tonight, 2008 Dom Perignon and a 2016 Chateau Beaucastel CdP with a Flannery Jorge.
Happy anniversary!
by Steve Gautier
June 19th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301538

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

brigcampbell wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Looks like they made their cellar private.
I knew that was going to happen if it was real so I downloaded it to pdf.

It's actually a tragic story. Eric pinged me.

That is a legit cellar and that person was a victim of Rudy. There are more than 1,200 bottles.
Oh my
by Steve Gautier
June 19th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301538

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Looks like they made their cellar private.
by Steve Gautier
June 18th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 27
Views: 1197

Re: Travel insurance

AIG, ixnay. At present, they are reacting very poorly to getting slammed with COVID claims. I broke my shoulder in Madrid in mid-December, and they have completely stalled out on doing anything other than repeatedly requesting the same documentary evidence I’ve sent multiple times since I originall...
by Steve Gautier
June 18th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19675

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

David Baum wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Anton D wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 10:14 pm
David Baum wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 9:24 pm
My goal is to boycott all of them this month
Hell, you guys attacked Santa.
He had it comin'
They will never let us forget that!
by Steve Gautier
June 17th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 27
Views: 1197

Re: Travel insurance

I just check the comparison sites. www.squaremouth.com and https://www.insuremytrip.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoamIk-qJ6gIVjobACh0i1QA0EAAYASAAEgJ0aPD_BwE seem to represent the most insurers. I have used www.squaremouth.com many, many times. You can compare the cost of the policies with cancel for any ...
by Steve Gautier
June 17th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 27
Views: 1197

Re: Travel insurance

Victor Hong wrote:
March 15th, 2018, 3:29 am
We bought AIG Travel Guard for our upcoming trip to Paris and Normandy.
Reviving this old thread. We are thinking about buying a policy with Cancel for any Reason protection for a condo rental next February. I just spoke with AIG Travel Guard. Any other recommendations?
by Steve Gautier
June 16th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 35
Views: 2426

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

In Chester County, we have one magnolia tree with a lot of nymphs. Haven’t seen them anywhere else. Killed the ones on lower branches and leaves but many more up high.
by Steve Gautier
June 14th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 50
Views: 3667

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Agree with Michael. Maybe by late summer we will make it to the green phase of reopening.
by Steve Gautier
June 8th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday "TNs": Felsina's Rancia
Replies: 17
Views: 1164

Re: Sunday "TNs": Felsina's Rancia

2013 was the first vintage of Rancia I bought. Glad to hear positive things about it. Haven’t had De Lorenzo’s pizza in a long time.
by Steve Gautier
June 8th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186836

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

How was it? Reading some recent notes saying its really starting to come around. Soft, mellow palate. Some sweet butter and caramel notes. Some green fruit and grapefruit. Golden color. Enjoyed, but not my favorite white. I haven’t seen any past notes, so not sure how to respond to “coming around.”...
by Steve Gautier
June 3rd, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12177
Views: 456359

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Andrew Geoffrey Cabernet Franc Diamond Mountain After reading the what is the most bottles of a Specific wine do you have thread, I went to CellarTracker and this was one of my top two. My first reaction was - did I get caught up at a winemaker dinner and buy too much. Good news is that this wi...
by Steve Gautier
May 28th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2852

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

Winery is about 15 minutes from my house but I haven't had one in a number of years. The Trump brand took over a label that had sunk a ton of money into the project and had a decent sparkling program. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a wine person/somm who would be excited about any of the win...

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