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Re: RIP Prince

Sad. Can't say I loved Prince, but I respect him as an artist.
by William P
on Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Prince
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: California '17: BD calling for historic CA vs. Bdx event

Just a suggestion, but I would not bifurcate the location of the convention. Though Napa may be more expensive for rooms, staying in Napa cuts down on the commute hassels. I do understand that some might want to have events in the City because it's a great town to visit. Just my .02 cents.

Bill
by William P
on Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: California '17: BD calling for historic CA vs. Bdx event
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: California '17: BD calling for historic CA vs. Bdx event

Good suggestions Nick and Jim. That would be a fun event.
by William P
on Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: California '17: BD calling for historic CA vs. Bdx event
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Sacramento Wine Dinner.

As usual I didn't take notes but Arv did. I expect he will share those in a substantial post later this week. Through this tasting, I experienced the evolution of California Cabernet winemaking. It was a pleasure to drink these and see the evolution of an industry. 83 / 84 Dominus. First sip says th...
by William P
on Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sacramento Wine Dinner.
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Sacramento Wine Dinner.

Tonight Arv and I (plus a few others) are having another wine dinner. The theme is Cali Cabs. This is what I know:
96 Togni
02 Bond Matriarch
83 / 84 Dominus (their 1st vintage)
03 Coutet sauternes half
and a Saxum (?) and a Kistler Chard to start.

Should be a fun event. Film at 11:00.
by William P
on Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sacramento Wine Dinner.
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: BWE California 2017

Blanq, I'm sorry I lost track or I would have invited you over.
by William P
on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE California 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 379

Re: BWE California 2017

@ Jim....I remember.
by William P
on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:48 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE California 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 379

Re: BWE California 2017

Think about flying into Sacramento the day before the Napa events. You can stay here. I'll smoke some Kailua pork. I bet Arv will come and maybe Glenn, then you can travel down to Napa for day one. Just a thought.
by William P
on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE California 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 379

Re: BWE California 2017

I'm retired so just say when. I can always delay the May trip to Hawaii.
by William P
on Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE California 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 379

Re: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked….

The same thing happened to me last September. I had a chest xray for my lungs and three week later my GP called and said I have an aneurysm and he scheduled an appointment to see a Cardio-Vascular surgeon for me. Hell I hadn't seen a MD for more than a cold for 15 years. So the surgeon orders an ang...
by William P
on Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked….
Replies: 44
Views: 673

Re: 2002 Beaux Freres Shea Pinot Noir

Speaking of Mark Vlossak, I just had the St. Innocent 2014 regular cuvee. It was very nice. If that bottle is an indication, 2014 should be a good year for St. Innocent.

Bill
by William P
on Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Beaux Freres Shea Pinot Noir
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Gosh Scalia's dead.

Well Justice Scalia died today. A great improvisationalist. The repub version of Brennan. Rest in pieces.
by William P
on Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Gosh Scalia's dead.
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

This should be very interesting to watch as the case develops if the Alameda DA decides to get involve. In my experience there are two main types of mass fraud perpetrators, those who start honest but are inept and start to defraud in the hopes that their "bad" early decisions are eliminat...
by William P
on Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 186
Views: 3829

Re: Tasting of 17 wines from Saint-Estèphe

Thanks Alex, great report.
by William P
on Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tasting of 17 wines from Saint-Estèphe
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

I'm hoping 74 is only the standard for rock stars.
by William P
on Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 236

Re: TN: 98 Carmes Haut Brion & Calon Segur, 00 Talbot

Many thanks to Arv for organizing this dinner. His notes are perfect. I loved the Carmes. This was a my wine of the night. So precise. Great balance and finish. Also, the best nose in the bunch. It opened with flowers and only got better. The Colon started slowly, opened up and then towards the end ...
by William P
on Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 98 Carmes Haut Brion & Calon Segur, 00 Talbot
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

David, that is bleeping strange. Signe was the lead singer before Grace (as you know). It's a weird world.
by William P
on Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:19 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 236

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

Hey Jim. After 38 years, I retired this April. Doing well but for a minor heart problem. No big deal.

Gerry died circa 1995. I don't see the tend moderating either.
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 236

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

Kamuela Liquors in Waimea. It actually looks much better than three years ago. Grapes is a nice store, You now have Grapes, Kamuela Liquors, Costco, and Kona Wine Merchant. I still lean towards Kamuela. You'll drive by it from KOA to Hilo. There is also the store at Queen's Market in Waikoloa, but t...
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 236

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

There's always next year. Enjoy Hilo.
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 236

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

I'll be on the Big Island (again) April 29 through May 18th but I'll be on the westside. So it maybe possible to meet. I didn't know that you moved back but I haven't been on the board in a while.
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 236

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

We're getting there David. Hope all is well with you and the family.

How's Oahu Art? It's been a few year since Makalawena and Kona Brewing. Aloha.

Bill
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 236

RIP Paul Kanter

Paul Kanter, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane died yesterday. The Airplane, Dead, Quicksilver and many more made the 60's in San Francisco a memorable place..... I think.
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 236

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

Luckily, Glenn tipped me off a few months ago that there was trouble and I swapped my remaining futures for wines that were available. As one of the past supporters of PC, I feel badly for anyone who got screwed. I noticed in the past 1.5 years that the deals were looking a little desperate.

Bill
by William P
on Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 186
Views: 3829

Re: Sacramento Offline Feb 1

Greetings and Salutations. I haven't been here in a year or so. Linda and I will attend.
by William P
on Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sacramento Offline Feb 1
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Sacramento Wine Dinner

No Michael, not at all. Love to have you. Email sent.
by William P
on Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sacramento Wine Dinner
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Sacramento Wine Dinner

Greeting Guys. I am having the annual wine dinner. Any BWErs in Sacramento on Saturday October 12 are invited. Glenn is coming over the hump and Arv and Jenn are also coming. The theme is pinot/burg though Arv will bring an Italian, so there are no rules. I'll smoke something, maybe a prime tri-tip ...
by William P
on Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sacramento Wine Dinner
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: 2002 Dinner

Bill, very nice dinner. Let me know when you are next in Berkeley.
by William P
on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:27 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: 2000 Branaire Ducru

The wine continues to evolve in the glass. It put on some weight. Tannins fully integrated. Nose added a hint of anise. Very enjoyable.
by William P
on Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2000 Branaire Ducru
Replies: 3
Views: 178

2000 Branaire Ducru

2000 Branaire Ducru Nose: Popped and poured. Looks young, still has a ruby edge. The scent is of floral sweetness and leather. Very pleasant. Medium bodied on the lighter side, no sign of bloat/fat. Medium concentration. Some may feel it's too lean. Enough acid for balance, still some tannins but ev...
by William P
on Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2000 Branaire Ducru
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Dinner with Danielle and Danny

Sounds wonderful Bill. Enjoy the convention. Sorry Linda and I are unable to attend. Hope to see you in SF or Berkeley sometimes this year.

Bill
by William P
on Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner with Danielle and Danny
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Ideal cellar floor temperature achieved

David, email sent. Mask with correction is the only way to go!
by William P
on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:52 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Ideal cellar floor temperature achieved
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: San Francisco April 19-23

Sorry David, love to connect but heading to Kauai and the BI on the 27th.
by William P
on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:51 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: San Francisco April 19-23
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Ideal cellar floor temperature achieved

David, you are in my vacation backyard. If you need some suggestion for snorkeling the Kohala Coast, just ask.
by William P
on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Ideal cellar floor temperature achieved
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Getting to Know You Guys: What % of Your Cellar is Bdx and

I am a 50% Bordeaux, 43% Red Burgundy and 5% Port.
by William P
on Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Getting to Know You Guys: What % of Your Cellar is Bdx and
Replies: 50
Views: 5065

Re: BWE SF dinner - late Dec 2012

Ok, see you at 6:30 today. Any word on the othe
by William P
on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF dinner - late Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1936

Re: Mele Kalikimaka!

Alooooha Art. Hope you are enjoying Oahu.
by William P
on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mele Kalikimaka!
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: BWE SF dinner - late Dec 2012

I'll ask my daughter for her opinion. We might take the downtown berkeley bart and meet you in the bart station closest to the restaurant and share the cab ride. I'll check.
by William P
on Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:30 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF dinner - late Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1936

Re: BWE SF dinner - late Dec 2012

Bill, how are you going over to SF from Berkeley? Maybe we can meet before and commute over or take BART depending.
by William P
on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF dinner - late Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1936
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