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fcs posted:

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Hey Thistlin Tom, 

regarding the sale I linked to, I bought 2 cases of MacPhail Family Pinot, they have a solid reputation and my wife doesn't really go for denser wines like Zin and Petit Sirah. 

Here's this guys take on the 2014 Pinots

http://www.princeofpinot.com/winery/508/

 

I also grabbed Panthera Chard because warmer weather is coming and I thought it would be good for parties and BBQs...Umm I guess I thought wrong what with Covid and all, lol

 

Thanks for responding, I just got mine yesterday about a week after ordering. If you make a purchase you will be getting good wine at a very good price, and helping out a mate.

Best,

fcs

PS: I joined in 2007, and if this place collapses we will have to take Robert hostage and make him make our very own Spectator 2.0 message board, with no limits on what we can say!

Ok, bought some Zin and Lion Tamer red blend, but forgot to mention Ian in the notes.  I will try to see if I can mention his name elsewhere.  If there is a way to get his name mentioned, let me know.

fcs posted:

Last one I swear, just trying to help a friend out...

My buddy works in the wine biz... times are really different that they were just 2 weeks ago

Sale going on here for a week only. Ends March 30th. Good deals to be had and free shipping. Mention "Ian" if you make a purchase, helps him out a lot. Thanks for reading!

Here's the sale:

https://www.hesscollection.com...ourceCode=IanSenecal

Just got my case of 2014 Holiday Cuvee Cab. Great price, thanks!

The lack of date stamps is the most irritating thing here to me.

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As one who never really posted much about wine (though I do drink it daily) I think we can pretty much call this forum officially dead. New Tasting Notes, which used to be daily, appear less than once a week. There is hardly any talk about wine in general and I don't think simply listing what you're buy and drinking is much of a wine conversation. Certainly part it was the horrible update to the forum's format, but I'd say it's just people moving on.

@The Old Man posted:

As one who never really posted much about wine (though I do drink it daily) I think we can pretty much call this forum officially dead. New Tasting Notes, which used to be daily, appear less than once a week. There is hardly any talk about wine in general and I don't think simply listing what you're buy and drinking is much of a wine conversation. Certainly part it was the horrible update to the forum's format, but I'd say it's just people moving on.

Yeah, I think people have moved on to other forums. All the other wine forums are far more active, especially WB. The serious wine discussion seems to occur on WB and Vinous. For more general wine talk, CT's forum is pretty lively.

It's not dead, but has been on life support for a while.  Especially since the "upgrade" to this ridiculous platform and its clumsy roll-out.

What could resuscitate it?  Input from WS staff.  New blood.  Welcoming attitudes from us old-timers, Input from WS staff.  Input from WS staff.  Input from the WS staff.

Thomas M. promised some time ago to cajole the editors and staff to check in from time to time.  Fake news.    We've not seen much of anything from them.

A contest from time to time?  The ability to easily conduct polls?  I know the brain-trust at WS isn't overloaded with stuff to do these days.  Get off your asses WS staff.  This forum could be a great resource for building your brand. Use it.

PH

 

 

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@purplehaze posted:

It's not dead, but has been on life support for a while.  Especially since the "upgrade" to this ridiculous platform and its clumsy roll-out.

What could resuscitate it?  Input from WS staff.  New blood.  Welcoming attitudes from us old-timers, Input from WS staff.  Input from WS staff.  Input from the WS staff.

Thomas M. promised some time ago to cajole the editors and staff to check in from time to time.  Fake news.    We've not seen much of anything from them.

A contest from time to time?  The ability to easily conduct polls?  I know the brain-trust at WS isn't overloaded with stuff to do these days.  Get off your asses WS staff.  This forum could be a great resource for building your brand. Use it.

PH

 

 

What this guy said

I was trying to recall the content of my first post on this forum so I did an Advanced Search for Sept 1-2, 2013 (I joined on Sept 1st).

I didn't find my first post (I must have lurked for at least a few days), but I was surprised to see that over those two days there were 262 posts to this forum.

The forum now averages about 25 posts per day.

@sunnylea57 posted:

I was trying to recall the content of my first post on this forum so I did an Advanced Search for Sept 1-2, 2013 (I joined on Sept 1st).

I didn't find my first post (I must have lurked for at least a few days), but I was surprised to see that over those two days there were 262 posts to this forum.

The forum now averages about 25 posts per day.

Yeah, well, back then 250 of those daily posts were some drive by asking what kind of wine cooler they should buy or Board-O having a little fun with his latest victim.  

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