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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: 162
Views: 1978

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: 122

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: 168

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: 89

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: 168

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: 168

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: 168

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: 168

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: 168

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: 168

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: 168

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: 162
Views: 1978

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: 83

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: 315

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: 315

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: 341

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: 177

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: 177

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: 301

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: 4769

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: 1918

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: 1918

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: 1918

Re: BWE SF dinner - late Dec 2012

Linda and I are still interested. Sunday the 30th is OK. Do we have a restaurant yet?
by William P
on Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF dinner - late Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1918

Re: Thanksgiving Day -1

Bill, have a great turkey week with the family. Looking forward to reading your thanksgiving wine list.
by William P
on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving Day -1
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: BWE SF dinner - late Dec 2012

Bill and Michael, we will try to make it, but no promises yet.
by William P
on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF dinner - late Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1918

Re: PremierCru

It's not really an odd place either. It's on the main road into berkely from I 80 and its about 5 blocks or so from the highway. It's easy to get to and it has tons of traffic that pass it. Like Bill, my daughter lives about 8 blocks from there. I physically visit quite a bit. enjoy.
by William P
on Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: PremierCru
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Baseball and Bordeaux

I don't believe the tigers had mo, but they probably believe they did. (read overconfidence) They played a terrible Yankee team and that series gave them the idea that they were bullet proof. We say the results. Once past the starting pitchers, Detriot was helpless.
by William P
on Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Baseball and Bordeaux
Replies: 42
Views: 1863

Re: Baseball and Bordeaux

Chasse it does make sense. Giants had momentum. The played 6 elimination games and won prior to the series. There pitching caught fire during the playoff. The Giants have excellent starters and the best bullpen of anyone in the post season. The bullpen was even better with Timmy , 2 time Cy winner, ...
by William P
on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Baseball and Bordeaux
Replies: 42
Views: 1863

Re: PremierCru

I no longer buy en primeurs because of my age but I agree with DAvid's price statement. I do buy from PC for futures on burgundy and minor bordeaux where they announce the due date. In ten years I had one call telling me they could not source a burgundy I ordered. They made a very generous counter-o...
by William P
on Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: PremierCru
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Northern California Visit in November

Tom are you going to Loxton? If you are going there on a weekend, I will attempt to meet you there to pick up my wine.
by William P
on Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Northern California Visit in November
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Michael-P moves from Dubai to London - Oct 2012

Sounds like a good move. enjoy.
by William P
on Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:43 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Michael-P moves from Dubai to London - Oct 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Saturday's offline

As some may know, La Clusiere was folded into Pavie in 2001.
by William P
on Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Saturday's offline
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Saturday's offline

None of the bottles could be called brette bombs. I thought there was a little barnyard in the 1990 but I didn't not feel it was a flaw. Again, these were wonderful wines but when I compare them, I tend to over-emphasize the negative in order to reach some conclusion. All the bordeaux were a pleasur...
by William P
on Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Saturday's offline
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Saturday's offline

So Arv, Jenn, Glenn, Linda and I enjoyed a lovely gathering on Saturday evening. We started with cheeses and a pinot. The opener was Roche de Bellene 2009 Taille Pied. A very structured wine, far too young to be anything other than an experimental tasting. Dark, tight with some minerality. Try this ...
by William P
on Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Saturday's offline
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: 1996 Labegorce Zede

Glad you caught it right Bill. Regard to your family.
by William P
on Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:06 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 Labegorce Zede
Replies: 5
Views: 189
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