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Kistler Chardonnay and Pinot noir allocation
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Marcassin Chardonnay allocation


i never understood the kistler allocations

they totally hold you hostage for a wine after you can find the crappy designation int he secondary or even the retail market for less than they offer just for some super special single bottling that you could have had paying for cheaper if you didn't spend all that money buying 2 cases of the crappy starter wines.


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Kistler Chardonnay and Pinot noir allocation
KB allocation
Marcassin Chardonnay allocation


i never understood the kistler allocations

they totally hold you hostage for a wine after you can find the crappy designation int he secondary or even the retail market for less than they offer just for some super special single bottling that you could have had paying for cheaper if you didn't spend all that money buying 2 cases of the crappy starter wines.


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I have not had that experience. None of the bottles from the offering is something that I can get in the LWS. Maybe it's a Texas thing. The only Kistler I have seen for sale is the crappy Sonoma Coast bottling- the old Les Noisetier bottling. I have never seen any single vineyard bottling for sale - granted, I am not in the business so I am not privy to products that some (Nolan) may have access to. With that said, it is true that if you do not buy a case, you are limited in your "choice" and you have to buy a mixed 6 pack which is not necessarily the highest rated stuff. So yes you are held hostage if you do not buy 12 bottles. Fortunately I have a number of colleagues and friends who like to split my allocation and I get to cherry pick whatever and however much I want and split the rest of the allocation amongst them. Win-win. With that said, do you enjoy their wines?
 
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Emile Henry Pizza Stone.


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Emile Henry Pizza Stone.

We love ours. Is it the round or square?

With care, it should last a life time, unlike the 3 I purchased from Costco which lasted less than 1 month apiece.


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1 x 1995 Dom Perignon. Provenance might be dubious, but the price was very fair.


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Emile Henry Pizza Stone.

We love ours. Is it the round or square?

With care, it should last a life time, unlike the 3 I purchased from Costco which lasted less than 1 month apiece.



Good to hear Dok! Rectangle shape, pretty big too. Have you used it on top of the outside grill? I was thinking of using it for fish as well....


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Have you used it on top of the outside grill

I ONLY use mine on the BBQ for pizza. It would be great for fish as well. Enjoy!


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Have you used it on top of the outside grill

I ONLY use mine on the BBQ for pizza. It would be great for fish as well. Enjoy!


I've never used mine for fish, but I sure would hesitate to do so. Pizza stones are pretty porous and would likely absorb some lovely fish aroma. I don't want my pizza smelling fishy. Again, I've never tried it, so I'm not sure what the results would be. But why risk it? When I grill fish, I grill directly on the cooking grates, or in a few instances, I've used a fish basket. 2 Cents
 
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1 x 1995 Dom Perignon. Provenance might be dubious, but the price was very fair.


The guy with a eastern european name bought in the parking lot at night? Wink


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The guy with a eastern european name bought in the parking lot at night?

Were you there as well? Razz


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Kistler Chardonnay and Pinot noir allocation
KB allocation
Marcassin Chardonnay allocation


i never understood the kistler allocations

they totally hold you hostage for a wine after you can find the crappy designation int he secondary or even the retail market for less than they offer just for some super special single bottling that you could have had paying for cheaper if you didn't spend all that money buying 2 cases of the crappy starter wines.


g-man,
I have not had that experience. None of the bottles from the offering is something that I can get in the LWS. Maybe it's a Texas thing. The only Kistler I have seen for sale is the crappy Sonoma Coast bottling- the old Les Noisetier bottling. I have never seen any single vineyard bottling for sale - granted, I am not in the business so I am not privy to products that some (Nolan) may have access to. With that said, it is true that if you do not buy a case, you are limited in your "choice" and you have to buy a mixed 6 pack which is not necessarily the highest rated stuff. So yes you are held hostage if you do not buy 12 bottles. Fortunately I have a number of colleagues and friends who like to split my allocation and I get to cherry pick whatever and however much I want and split the rest of the allocation amongst them. Win-win. With that said, do you enjoy their wines?
My reps know not to even offer me Kistler Wink


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The guy with a eastern european name bought in the parking lot at night?

Were you there as well? Razz


Driving the getaway car. Woot


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Have you used it on top of the outside grill

I ONLY use mine on the BBQ for pizza. It would be great for fish as well. Enjoy!


I've never used mine for fish, but I sure would hesitate to do so. Pizza stones are pretty porous and would likely absorb some lovely fish aroma. I don't want my pizza smelling fishy. Again, I've never tried it, so I'm not sure what the results would be. But why risk it? When I grill fish, I grill directly on the cooking grates, or in a few instances, I've used a fish basket. 2 Cents



Yeah I was worried about that however within the info that cam with the stone there are recipes for fish....so I was just curious. Maybe they use one for fish ONLY and one for pizza ONLY...who knows.

Will post in the dining section a few other questions.


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2010 Vine Hill Ranch Cab
 
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2011 Aston Estate Pinot x 6
 
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2 x 2011 Peay Vineyards Viognier Estate.
 
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Bought a mixed case of Coturri wines from Sonoma for $3 per bottle. Never had a wine from them before but very controversial from what I've read because of their natural winemaking, lack of SO2 use and barrel by barrel bottling:
2008 Coturri Winery Albarello
2008 Coturri Winery Carignane Testa Vineyards
2007 Coturri Winery Charbono Testa Vineyards
2004 Coturri Winery Merlot Feingold
2006 Coturri Winery Zinfandel Freiberg

3 cases of Italians:
12 x 2007 Sansovino Friularo Ambasciatore @ $3
24 x 2005 Castello Sonnino Lo Schiavone Toscana IGT @ $3

Also one Champagne:
1 x N.V. Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve @ $37

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VM - I don't know how you do it but those prices are unbelievable.

For me - 6/ea. '08 Parmalee Hill Block B Syrah @ $19.

Got the 'Last Bottle' email and couldn't pass it up.


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Myriad syrah allocation
 
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Myriad syrah allocation


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Malbec from Cuda Ridge.
 
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2009 baumard savennieres clos du papillon


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1 x 1995 Dom Perignon. Provenance might be dubious, but the price was very fair.


Sounds like a BigP deal Big Grin
 
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