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Re: 2009 Philippe Alliet Chinon VV

Greetings from Dubai!
I got 6 bottles of the 2007 Olga which I will be picking up in NYC late next week!
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Philippe Alliet Chinon VV
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

Nic, let's wait a little bit more.
The rates for Wed-Sun at Omni are $350 per night right right now.
by JimHow
on Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 54
Views: 405

Re: ****BWE SAN FRANCISCO '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****

Here are the up to date numbers based on the information I have received so far: JimHow Stefan & Lucie Blanquito + hermano Chris & Marjorie SF Ed & Lisa MichaelP & Nalan Jacques & Jill Nicolas + 1 AKR + 1 WilliamP + Linda Danny + Danielle Tim + 1 hm$ + Lisa + 1 Stu + Kathy Peter ...
by JimHow
on Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ****BWE SAN FRANCISCO '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****
Replies: 145
Views: 2494

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

No sweat Bill, if it works out great...
I'll have internet access from Thailand, I'll just be in a different time zone.
by JimHow
on Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 54
Views: 405

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

I'm leaving the country on Thursday morning....
by JimHow
on Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 54
Views: 405

Re: 2015 vintage discussion

Yes Cantenac Brown is on a roll.
by JimHow
on Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:54 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2015 vintage discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 2824

Re: Excellent wines for my post-birthday dinner

Nice.
by JimHow
on Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:46 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Excellent wines for my post-birthday dinner
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Mostly Older Bordeaux

The 1961 Lynch I've had a couple times, it definitely had that old school leathery, tobacco, coffee thing going on as I recall. Very rustic. A different animal from the modern Lynches starting in the mid-1980s. The 1961 Ducru I had in Boston about ten years ago with SF Ed and a couple other BWEers. ...
by JimHow
on Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mostly Older Bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Mostly Older Bordeaux

It's been years since I had the 1985 Lynch but I always remember that WS Wine of the Year as being something of a disappointment. I have it well behind the 89, 88, 90, 86, and 82 from that decade. It had that '85 elegance but was maybe too elegant, with not enough stuffing.
by JimHow
on Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mostly Older Bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: 82 Mouton a Birthday Treat

Yes, '82 Mouton is pretty good.
by JimHow
on Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 82 Mouton a Birthday Treat
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: Convention Hotel. Would the Following BWErs check in.

Thanks for taking the lead on this Bill, I'm just going to follow your lead.
It looks like Wednesday night is an expensive night in SF at a lot of hotels.
by JimHow
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Convention Hotel. Would the Following BWErs check in.
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: President Trump

Wow, I think "hate speech" is a bit strong Chris, no? It's called taking a different position. Not everybody thinks the same way you do. I truly believe a lot of people voted against Clinton because of the types of reasons I mentioned above. They are fed up. And the Democrats just don't ge...
by JimHow
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

Hillary Clinton, like her husband, is a political opportunist. She is owned by Wall Street. She supported bankruptcy "reform," harming poor people and helping rich bankers, because Citi and others gave her millions. She supported the Defense of Marriage Act because it was politically corre...
by JimHow
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

Ah well, it was a combination, I guess. Clinton was a terrible candidate. I mean, this business of giving like one speech every day or two. Trump worked hard for a year and a half, you have to give that to him. In the end he was hitting like six states a day. Can't wait to see who he nominates for t...
by JimHow
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: SF Hotel ?

wed to sun for me
by JimHow
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:46 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 215

Re: SF Hotel ?

I'm all for staying at the Omni, it would be nice to narrow this down before I leave the country on Thursday morning.
by JimHow
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:58 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 215

Re: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info

It'll be good to see AKR again, I haven't seen him since like 2003 I think. We had some fun times in NYC.
by JimHow
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:10 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info
Replies: 21
Views: 320

Re: President Trump

I love you, man. And it seems crazy to say the I agree with 95% of what you say, but I disagree with your ultimate point. I agree with you: The Clintons are terrible. Hillary was an awful candidate. I tried to warn you guys that Bernie would have been better, but you and the superdelegates in the De...
by JimHow
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:51 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

I agree with almost everything you say, Jacques, but two Fridays before the election Hillary was up by 6 points and she was steamrolling into that last week. She was going to pull it out. Then Comey hit. And she never recovered. And Trump won by the narrowest of margins. I agree with you that these ...
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

Wow sounds like some bad stuff went down in that Comey briefing.
Man, this was a real coup, wasn't it.
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: Mostly Older Bordeaux

Wow! A Bordeaux Wine Enthusiast indeed!
Welcome to our site, Mike!
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mostly Older Bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: So what have you bought lately?

I ordered four bottles of 2007 Olga Raffault Picasses and two bottles of the 2009.
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 485
Views: 27156

Re: How fine is Wine?

Timmy being so Trumpian!
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:47 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How fine is Wine?
Replies: 11
Views: 106

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

Yes sounds like Omni would work if the rates are good for Wed to Sun.
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:21 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 54
Views: 405

Re: How fine is Wine?

So if there is an otherwise loss for the year, it is better to sell, take the profit on your investment in the year that you are otherwise going to have a loss, get the taxable income back up to zero or some other tax-favorable level, so you don't have to pay taxes on the gain. Got it.
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:46 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How fine is Wine?
Replies: 11
Views: 106

TN: 2014 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

This was a real revelation. I think jckba recommended this to me. I got my stash of 24 mixed Chiantis from MacArthur's. This wine is youthful and sprite. Light colored. Strawberries and spring flowers. The acidity and spice matched up beautifully with the small piece of tenderloin tip that I fried u...
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2014 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Response from the Omni. SF.

Well done, Bill, although I'm planning on staying Wednesday to Sunday rather than Thursday to Monday.
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 54
Views: 405

Re: How fine is Wine?

Just curious, why would you want to show profits at the end of a tax year for tax purposes? Wouldn't you want to show profits after Jan 1st, so that you don't have to pay taxes on those profits til 2018? In fact, if you are making profits, why would you sell at all (at least for tax reasons)? For ta...
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:24 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How fine is Wine?
Replies: 11
Views: 106

Re: President Trump

Donald Trump, and, perhaps even more significantly, his people, are capable of anything.
ANYthing.
He is an unbalanced megalomaniac.
And, as of January 20th, he can destroy the world -- everything we have ever known -- in fifteen minutes.
by JimHow
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: SD Chargers - Good Riddance !!!

Don't get us going on the commissioner up here in New England, CV.
He and his boys on Park Ave. are gangsters.
I truly believe they need to be investigated by Congress.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SD Chargers - Good Riddance !!!
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: President Trump

One of the things that strikes me is how boundless he is.
We knew the primary and general elections were going to be awful, and they ended up being even worse than expected.
We knew his transition was going to be awful, and has been even worse than we expected.
I tremble at what is coming.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

Not only will the Democrats not retake the House, they will lose seats in the Senate... yes, even in an off year following the other party's presidential election victory. Something like two thirds of the senators up for reelection in 2018 are Democrats. We are so fucked, it's not even funny.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: President Trump

John McCain is the most overrated politician in America.
There is no hope left, Comte. The U.S. government has been taken over by a bullying fascist.
We are truly doomed.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943

Re: SF Hotel ?

Omni is $351 for Wednesday to Sunday.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 215

Re: Deals Thread

Zachy's had the 2009 Dal Forno Amarone for $186 but their few remaining bottles went before I could get them. :cry:
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:16 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Deals Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 15309

Re: SF Hotel ?

They all look fine to me, I'll go with whatever you guys decide.
I haven't done any searching, the Hilton Financial District comes in at $234, I have no idea where that is relative to where w are doing our events.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:06 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 215

Re: 2009 Philippe Alliet Chinon VV

And the 2010 is $23.
PJ's calls this THE benchmark wine of the Loire Valley.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Philippe Alliet Chinon VV
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: 2009 Philippe Alliet Chinon VV

Any thoughts on the 2009? It goes for a couple bucks more.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:30 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Philippe Alliet Chinon VV
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: 2009 Philippe Alliet Chinon VV

Ha funny you should mention that Bobby, I was just looking at that on the PJ's site in NYC. Same price.
I'll pick some up in a couple weeks when I come back through New York from my vacation.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:28 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Philippe Alliet Chinon VV
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: President Trump

I don't know, I've never defended anyone on treason. U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 115 › § 2381 18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.) US Code Notes prev | next Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war aga...
by JimHow
on Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2406
Views: 30943
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