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by Edward H. Earles
November 11th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3003
Views: 202205

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

We are attending a Zinfandel-themed "Bot Luck" tonight, and our contribution will be a Bedrock 2014 Evangelho Heritage. Pursuant to previous comments here about that vintage, I decanted the wine for 3 hours and then rebottled it. I'll post an addendum if I find anything noteworthy about our bottle, ...
by Edward H. Earles
October 23rd, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 41863

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Karen Troisi wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 3:06 pm
And we’re done... harvest started for us on 9/7 and ended today with our last pick of cabernet sauvignon at Stagecoach Vineyard.

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Wow. I hope that fruit ends up on a Berserkerday offer..... [cheers.gif]
by Edward H. Earles
October 11th, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Apparently James Molesworth is also racist, like the Wine Berserkers 'Cohorts'
James Molesworth majored in "African-American Studies" in college. Seriously.
by Edward H. Earles
September 20th, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 41863

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

First speed bump today. Wanted to pick 72 bins of sparkling Chard but only did 58. The crew wasn't real motivated but the crop was quite good. Now we won't finish sparkling tomorrow and that crowds fruit into another day. Sounds trivial but it just cranks up the pressure to fulfill deliveries when ...
by Edward H. Earles
September 17th, 2018, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

To answer my own question above: The L'Americaine web site is still showing a December 2018 delivery date as of 9-17-2018.
by Edward H. Earles
September 17th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Is he still claiming December delivery for his Bourbon?
by Edward H. Earles
September 13th, 2018, 7:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 223325

Re: The Bourbon Thread

$48-ish at the local Total Wine.
by Edward H. Earles
September 13th, 2018, 5:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 223325

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Old Forester 1920 'Prohibition Style' (115 proof) - awesome stuff. Find it. This could EASILY be relabeled as some of the BTAC bottles, and frankly wouldn't surprise me if it was. Spectacular - better than Weller 12 by a long shot, to me. I may go buy several more just in case this gets 'discovered...
by Edward H. Earles
September 13th, 2018, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Scott Brunson wrote:
September 13th, 2018, 5:38 am
Now I'm craving a little taste of Bourbon. Alas, I don't seem to have any... [whistle.gif]
At 7:38 AM?
by Edward H. Earles
September 12th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ulises Valdez dead at 49
Replies: 27
Views: 2691

Ulises Valdez dead at 49

Per Wine Spectator online: Ulises Valdez is dead at age 49, of a heart attack.
by Edward H. Earles
September 11th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Craig G wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 5:57 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 1:40 pm


I hereby make you a Todd French Cohort
That should be Cohört.
Côhört
Cahorst....
by Edward H. Earles
August 8th, 2018, 6:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 223325

The Bourbon Thread

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:He’s talking about stagg jr not gts.
Yes, I figured that out. But most Wine-Searcher prices for the Stagg Jr. are north of $75 pre-tax.

$41.99 at Total Wine in Louisville, but that's a long way from his neck of the woods.
by Edward H. Earles
August 7th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

I don't know. I was able to access them the last time I looked, which was what....10 days, 2 weeks ago?

Edit: I have "Block dangerous and deceptive content" checked on my Firefox Preferences Privacy page. Reckon that did it? [cheers.gif]
by Edward H. Earles
August 7th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 223325

The Bourbon Thread

What’s a decent price point on George Stagg Jr? Looking at $64.99 ($81 Post WA tax) which feels steep, given $28.99 Buffalo trace. Eagle rare at $32.99 feels a little better, but still high? Prices on Wine-Searcher are running $475-$700/bottle. I don't know anyone who'd turn down Stagg at $65. Edit...
by Edward H. Earles
August 7th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Update on the Instagram account, 8:14PM EDT 8-7-2018:


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by Edward H. Earles
August 7th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

I gave in and posted a "be careful" warning on the Vimeo promo, with a link to Bill Nanson's article. We'll see how long it stays up. 8:10 EDT 8-7-2018 update on the Vimeo page: Sorry, we couldn’t find that page Reasons you might be seeing this page It exists, but you don’t have permission to see i...
by Edward H. Earles
August 2nd, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 223325

The Bourbon Thread

The tasting bar at Liquor Barn is at about 800% markup, as I recall. They seldom have the sought-after stuff (beyond the tasting bar); when they're about to receive something good (PPV, Stagg, Weller, etc), they send out an e-mail a couple of days in advance; you can line up at the door to draw a nu...
by Edward H. Earles
August 1st, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

I assumed it meant date of distillation.
by Edward H. Earles
July 31st, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

I am an active member of an organization concerned with Civil War history, and I've been researching this a bit. I've thus far been unable to substantiate Ray Walker's Claim. I'll look into it further. I did find a reference to a Louis Walker in the 47th Ohio Mounted Regiment. Edit: I found a Lewis ...
by Edward H. Earles
July 28th, 2018, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

On his whiskey web site, he says that his "2016 vintage" is scheduled for release in December, 2018. (Who assigns vintages to Bourbon? Maybe that's the "French Refinement" he is claiming.) The only possibility I can see here, if he actually does have whiskey, is that he showed up at Hartfield in 201...
by Edward H. Earles
July 27th, 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Indeed. And I am surprised that this farce hasn't attracted the attention of larger media outlets. There is a comic movie screenplay here, just begging to be written.
by Edward H. Earles
July 27th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Well...I don't know what to say. I will point out that the distiller at Hartfield isn't the owner, so perhaps the owner provided Mr. Walker with some Bourbon, unbeknownst to the distiller...but Hartfield is a tiny operation; they don't produce enough to fund such a slick intro video. And by the way,...
by Edward H. Earles
July 27th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

I have just returned from Paris, KY, where my wife and I had a brief tour and tasting at the Hartfield & Company distillery, which was conducted by the distiller. He is a pleasant and engaging gentleman (as distillers generally are). The Bourbon is aged for 5 to 6 months in 6-gallon oak barrels. The...
by Edward H. Earles
July 19th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Yes, rather like that, although their firkins weren't tapped. The proprietor told me that if I wanted some of the whiskey, he'd arrange for a third party to sell it as "white dog", along with the firkin. The time of aging would have been up to me. I passed, of course.
by Edward H. Earles
July 19th, 2018, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Peering more closely at the label, I see that the spirit is bottled in Paris, KY, which is in the next county over (and where I lived as a toddler). There's only one distillery there (Hartfield and Company). A couple of years back I visited a tiny nanodistillery in Paris; this might be the same comp...
by Edward H. Earles
July 18th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

This is turning into a situation comedy (maybe Ray will pitch such a thing in Hollywood). Hard to believe.
by Edward H. Earles
July 18th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Land o' Goshen! Am I the only one not making Bourbon now?
by Edward H. Earles
July 9th, 2018, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Good Eccentric Oregon Wines
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Two Very Good Eccentric Oregon Wines

"anecdote"??
by Edward H. Earles
June 28th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16835
Views: 464945

What BEER are you drinking?

Is there anything better than Duvel?

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by Edward H. Earles
June 22nd, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 223325

The Bourbon Thread

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a Bourbon warehouse in Bardstown collapsed today. I tried to post a picture, but the site here won't let me post anything taller than 1024 pixels (all of the pictures of this tragedy are BIG!) It was at the Barton 1792 distillery. A more detailed report, with...
by Edward H. Earles
June 20th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite sub $30 Bourgogne Rouge?
Replies: 21
Views: 2262

Your favorite sub $30 Bourgogne Rouge?

Jean Fournier Marsannay Saint Urbain
Regis Bouvier en Montre Cul
by Edward H. Earles
June 20th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12544
Views: 489673

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2011. We poured this into a decanter and almost directly into our glasses; the wine isn't aged enough to do that. It's full-bodied upon P&P, but the fruit and savory characteristics are reticent. It needs a couple of hours in the decanter, or another couple of yea...
by Edward H. Earles
June 20th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8084
Views: 552808

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

mattcitrang wrote:They should hold them for you till the fall unless it changed recently. Never had a problem with such a request except for Marathon sales. Those they get out right away.
I think you misunderstood my remark. Some states prohibit shipping at any time..... [soap.gif]
by Edward H. Earles
June 20th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8084
Views: 552808

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Nice-looking Amarone up now for those of you who live where retailers can ship......
by Edward H. Earles
June 3rd, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 41863

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Question for you California vintners: The recently passed Assembly Bill 1668 sets a Draconian limit (55 gallons per person per day) for indoor water usage, with fines ranging from $1000/day to $10,000/day for violations. Although this law will obviously be difficult to enforce, it points both to a p...
by Edward H. Earles
May 24th, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Depressing News From Champagne
Replies: 34
Views: 2955

Depressing News From Champagne

I just posted a question on Cellar Tracker pertaining to this topic, before seeing this thread here. How can a consumer identify organic or biodynamic producers? Is there some online resource for this? I want to reward biodynamic producers with my business.
by Edward H. Earles
May 3rd, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16835
Views: 464945

What BEER are you drinking?

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Weihenstephaner Original. This old favorite is hard to beat after a hot afternoon of mowing a very large yard.
by Edward H. Earles
April 26th, 2018, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 742
Views: 80802

Official WTSO thread

They will do that at UPS outlets too, but only for 3 days.
by Edward H. Earles
April 9th, 2018, 2:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kentucky SB244--Direct Shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Kentucky SB244--Direct Shipping

Mattstolz wrote:does this go hand-in-hand with the recently passed bill about shipping liquors in KY?
I heard some discussion about this but don't remember the details.
by Edward H. Earles
April 8th, 2018, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kentucky SB244--Direct Shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Kentucky SB244--Direct Shipping

I found out last night that the bill has passed both chambers of the house. Now we are waiting to see if the Governor will sign the bill.
by Edward H. Earles
March 20th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kentucky SB244--Direct Shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Kentucky SB244--Direct Shipping

I just received an e-mail with the following information: Greetings, I have been working on "Direct to Consumer" wine shipping into KY. for over 3 years. WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO SUCCESS. I need your help. SB244 is a bill that deals only with the direct shipment of wine. Other bills are out there, but t...
by Edward H. Earles
March 14th, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 224799

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

The propensity to blame others when things go wrong is a characteristic of narcissists.
by Edward H. Earles
February 2nd, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 41
Views: 1576

TN: 2014 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Brad Kane wrote:
The new team suffered from terrible vintages in '11-'13. They've made terrific wines in '14, '15 and '16.
Are we drinking the same wine? I thought the '11 was even better than the '10!
by Edward H. Earles
February 1st, 2018, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 41
Views: 1576

TN: 2014 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Getting back to the Huets; in the 2010 vintage, I went deep on the secs (no snide comments please, that’s too easy), and I’m still drinking through them. They’re still fresh, and I don’t recall an awkward phase, although there may have been a year or two in the interim when I didn’t open any. Cheer...
by Edward H. Earles
January 27th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: WINDY OAKS ESTATE 3-pack special—FREE SHIPPING!
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

WINDY OAKS ESTATE 3-pack special—FREE SHIPPING!

These are amazing wines, and that's no secret to the Berserkers. I used to belong their wine group and love that I'm just NOW finishing off the last of my '08's (in a perfect space right now) and '09's. These are not for immediate drinking - you'll be rewarded with aging them. My Father-in-Law's fa...
by Edward H. Earles
January 27th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 5023

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

I'm getting a message from PayPal saying, "Things don't appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later". Is anyone else experiencing this? Edit: I was able to get things to work later. Sorry about this. I have no idea what was going on with PayPal. All is well now. I don't think the pro...
by Edward H. Earles
January 27th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 5023

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

I'm getting a message from PayPal saying, "Things don't appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later". Is anyone else experiencing this?

Edit: I was able to get things to work later.
by Edward H. Earles
January 24th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: BerserkerDay IX Master Thread/FAQ - Records set!!! Over $500,000 in wine/wine related goods sold!
Replies: 252
Views: 22548

BerserkerDay IX Master Thread/FAQ (Please Read) T MINUS 3 DAYS!

gene keenan wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
gene keenan wrote:Is Bryan going to be offering those 60 day dry aged steaks again?
Guess you’ll find out soon! ;)
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I love your Tchoupitoula avatar. How do you know about this?
by Edward H. Earles
January 9th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 41863

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Mr. Earles - what is your location? I don't see it posted and so the conversation about temperatures is difficult. Sorry--Central Kentucky. This isn't "west coast", but sometimes I just can't resist commenting. There is quite a bit of interest in wine production here, but the local climate is chall...
by Edward H. Earles
January 9th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 41863

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Mr. Earles - what is your location? I don't see it posted and so the conversation about temperatures is difficult. Sorry--Central Kentucky. This isn't "west coast", but sometimes I just can't resist commenting. There is quite a bit of interest in wine production here, but the local climate is chall...

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