eljefetwisted


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undead1 wrote:Arizona. Don't even know why I bother looking any more.



um, we DO ship to Arizona!!!! I will speak to the woot gods about this. Here is our official shipping state list, please shout this around!

CA, NV, AK, AZ, CO, FL, ID, IL, IA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WY

ALSO: The Tempranillo earned a GOLD not a silver at Riverside. And Riverside does NOT give out a lot of medals, so we are especially thrilled about this! (And it got 90 points from the Wine Enthusiast, if that helps.)

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http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

buttercup27


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Twisted Oak - Three Pack
Current numbers (updated each minute):

First sucker: MaskedMarvel
Speed to first woot: 0m 8.017s

Last wooter to woot: buttercup27


In for 2, for now... I'll see if I gift myself later this week?
I had the Twister Sister part... but no cigar

HitAnyKey42


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dublwrap wrote:I know first hand that eljefetwisted is somewhat of a cybergeek (which is an understatement). What I really want to know is...do our orders come with a famous Twisted Oak rubber chicken?



I think everyone that orders before 10am should get the chicken.

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nallie


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dublwrap wrote:Nallie, here's a great article describing the wonderful mayhem of Twisted Oak...

http://goodwineunder20.blogspot.com/2007/05/winery-watch-twisted-oak-winery.html

Thank you. A little soft core literature on the main page, a nice link from dublwrap, an active winery voice and clayfu does not explicitly state it vacuums. How can I be anything but in?
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Speed to first woot: 0m 8.017s
Last wooter to woot: nallie

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el jefe-

On the "rhymes with duck" (which was certainly somewhat to blame for the gloriously smutty write-up this week), is "Natural" a typo for "Neutral" in describing the casking? If not, could you explain Natural Oak vs. American vs. French?


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nallie wrote:Thank you. A little soft core literature on the main page, a nice link from dublwrap, an active winery voice and clayfu does not explicitly state it vacuums. How can I be anything but in?
First sucker: MaskedMarvel
Speed to first woot: 0m 8.017s
Last wooter to woot: nallie



i'd be down for it but i only want the Rhone Varietals. Anyone in LA want the temp for the low low price of $15? =) (i'm serious)

eljefetwisted


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buttercup27 wrote: I had the Twister Sister part... but no cigar



Not touching that...!

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http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

brycelynch


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This is a great wine, with plenty of character and big, full flavors. I got mine a few months back and a bottle I opened recently is drinking beautifully. Here is where I picked up a half-case:

http://thewinespies.com/directory/wine/106

buttercup27


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eljefetwisted wrote:Not touching that...!



Awww, come on ... it's late... no one's looking ;)

eljefetwisted


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nallie wrote:Thank you. A little soft core literature on the main page, a nice link from dublwrap, an active winery voice and clayfu does not explicitly state it vacuums. How can I be anything but in?
First sucker: MaskedMarvel
Speed to first woot: 0m 8.017s
Last wooter to woot: nallie



We do specialize in wines that do not "vacuum" - so to speak...

Jeff Stai, Owner, Twisted Oak Winery
http://www.twistedoak.com/
http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

JOATMON


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eljefetwisted wrote:El Jefe here - if you want WAY too much data about these wines and Twisted Oak, look no farther than here:

http://www.twistedoak.com/woot

If you have questions, do not hesitate - I'll answer almost anything. Bwa ha ha.



Oh. My. God.

Talk about winery participation. This is the first time I've seen a complete set of web pages at the winery specifically about the woot.

Talk about raising the bar.

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tarheel17


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Holy #@%$!
I've been waiting for this.
I've never had these particular wines, so I'm stoked to open them up.
I enjoyed his whites and the petite syrah, though. And I'm saving up for the 2006 Spaniard!

Meanwhile, I suppose a 2-pak might do me well. Happy to l'brat if needed....

Hi El Jefe!!!

Twisted Oak Tempranillo, Roessler Blue Jay, K Vintners, Corison Kronos (x3), Twisted Oak (x2), Substance, Corison, PoiZin, Lange (x2), Three Rivers

eljefetwisted


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nallie wrote:Immediate winery participation by a rep who carved an identity last month and has since wooted at least two woots. Cool. Ok, other than the steamy prose on the main page (Gilda dear, bring mama the smelling salts; she's feeling all twitterpated), tell me why I should buy your wine. I want to, but I need convincing since the plumber (just like the electrician and the landscaper and the hardscaper and the handyman) recently asked me "Who the hell <insert construction based verb here, in this specific instance use 'plumbed'> this house?" Tell me why I should buy this wine, when I have other wines already paid for in my home. Please. Because I want to, but I need help rationalizing.



The hardest thing in the world, I have found, is to sell something that is so experiential as wine, in the absence of actually experiencing it.

In my tasting room, at my winery, I can create that experience - and the cases do go out the door.

All I can do here, in the absence of that experience, is ask you to take a shot. I am really not interested in selling poo. We are very very serious about what we put in the bottle. We have an honest gravity flow winery - it's like five stories from top to cave. (A lot of grumbling from the production staff, but worth it I think.) We are a 100% punch down winery - no pump overs (I can elaborate later if you want.)

The rubber chickens and the "vibe" aside - we are deadly serious about kicking out some seriously good juice. And once it is in the bottle... it's all about the FUN!

And the rubber chickens ;)

Jeff Stai, Owner, Twisted Oak Winery
http://www.twistedoak.com/
http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

eljefetwisted


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winefarm wrote:the woot el Jefe called it a masterpiece. i agree. Bravo J.T.



JT seriously outdid. I may have to hire him away!

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http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

solarfish42


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I want in! I want in! I want in....

... but, with my Ty Catons showing up here in Houston heat damaged (popped corks and leakage), I'm seriously concerned.

WD - any thoughts on shipping to TX? I really don't want to waste the efforts of our winery here by ordering and then having to replace. We're expected to be in the mid 90's here for the rest of the week.

eljefetwisted


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Corrado wrote:el jefe-

On the "rhymes with duck" (which was certainly somewhat to blame for the gloriously smutty write-up this week), is "Natural" a typo for "Neutral" in describing the casking? If not, could you explain Natural Oak vs. American vs. French?



That would be a typo. My bad. Neutral oak, meaning an oak barrel that is about 3 years from its first use, and is pretty much depleted in terms of its potential to impart oak characters to the wine.

Jeff Stai, Owner, Twisted Oak Winery
http://www.twistedoak.com/
http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

eljefetwisted


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clayfu wrote:i'd be down for it but i only want the Rhone Varietals. Anyone in LA want the temp for the low low price of $15? =) (i'm serious)



clayfu - try the Temp. If you don't like it, I will replace it with your choice.

Jeff Stai, Owner, Twisted Oak Winery
http://www.twistedoak.com/
http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

solarfish42


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eljefetwisted wrote:That would be a typo. My bad. Neutral oak, meaning an oak barrel that is about 3 years from its first use, and is pretty much depleted in terms of its potential to impart oak characters to the wine.



What then is the purpose of using the oak as opposed to say stainless steel?

undead1


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eljefetwisted wrote:um, we DO ship to Arizona!!!! I will speak to the woot gods about this. Here is our official shipping state list, please shout this around!

CA, NV, AK, AZ, CO, FL, ID, IL, IA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WY

ALSO: The Tempranillo earned a GOLD not a silver at Riverside. And Riverside does NOT give out a lot of medals, so we are especially thrilled about this! (And it got 90 points from the Wine Enthusiast, if that helps.)



Thanks, I look forward to seeing the shipping list updated.

eljefetwisted


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tarheel17 wrote:Hi El Jefe!!!



hi!!! nice to see you here! ;)

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http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

nallie


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eljefetwisted wrote:The hardest thing in the world, I have found, is to sell something that is so experiential as wine, in the absence of actually experiencing it.

In my tasting room, at my winery, I can create that experience - and the cases do go out the door.

All I can do here, in the absence of that experience, is ask you to take a shot. I am really not interested in selling poo. We are very very serious about what we put in the bottle. We have an honest gravity flow winery - it's like five stories from top to cave. (A lot of grumbling from the production staff, but worth it I think.) We are a 100% punch down winery - no pump overs (I can elaborate later if you want.)

The rubber chickens and the "vibe" aside - we are deadly serious about kicking out some seriously good juice. And once it is in the bottle... it's all about the FUN!

And the rubber chickens ;)

Thank you for this informative and intriguing description. I love to hear that your free-spiritedness is an augment to, rather than a substitute for, serious winemaking. For the record, you had me as soon as Clayfu implied it didn't suck. That is approaching his highest level of praise. Genuinely. Although he and I disagree on a good many wines, when he implies it's worth trying, I try it.

Hope you enjoy your week here. Sounds like it's going to be a whole lotta fun for the lot of us.

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Corrado


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eljefetwisted wrote:

All I can do here, in the absence of that experience, is ask you to take a shot. I am really not interested in selling poo. We are very very serious about what we put in the bottle. We have an honest gravity flow winery - it's like five stories from top to cave. (A lot of grumbling from the production staff, but worth it I think.) We are a 100% punch down winery - no pump overs (I can elaborate later if you want.)



Knowing this crowd, elaboration will be expected.
(...but "later" certainly keeps 'em coming back for more)

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eljefetwisted


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JOATMON wrote:Oh. My. God.

Talk about winery participation. This is the first time I've seen a complete set of web pages at the winery specifically about the woot.

Talk about raising the bar.



Thanks! But I'm actually kind of amazed we're the first...?

Jeff Stai, Owner, Twisted Oak Winery
http://www.twistedoak.com/
http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

Jalter3


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uh oh. I am headed back to NY from University of Maryland this week. I may have to pop my Wine.woot pimple.

Jalter3


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Very cute Woot. Cherry*.

tommythecat78


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eljefetwisted wrote:The hardest thing in the world, I have found, is to sell something that is so experiential as wine, in the absence of actually experiencing it.

In my tasting room, at my winery, I can create that experience - and the cases do go out the door.

All I can do here, in the absence of that experience, is ask you to take a shot. I am really not interested in selling poo. We are very very serious about what we put in the bottle. We have an honest gravity flow winery - it's like five stories from top to cave. (A lot of grumbling from the production staff, but worth it I think.) We are a 100% punch down winery - no pump overs (I can elaborate later if you want.)

The rubber chickens and the "vibe" aside - we are deadly serious about kicking out some seriously good juice. And once it is in the bottle... it's all about the FUN!

And the rubber chickens ;)


Did I say PROBABLY in for 3? What I meant was DEFINITELY in for 3 later this week!!!

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eljefetwisted


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undead1 wrote:Thanks, I look forward to seeing the shipping list updated.



Please consider it updated. Arizona is on the list. I have the permits to prove it!!!

Put another way, if I say I can get the wine to you - I *will* get the wine to you, if I have to drive it myself. Period.

I've emailed the Woot powers about this - it should be fixed soon.

PS: I noticed that ND was a leading state early on - we are NOT currently permitted there, but ND has a 90 grace period to apply after the first shipment - very civilized! Please order and we will make it happen.

Jeff Stai, Owner, Twisted Oak Winery
http://www.twistedoak.com/
http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

eljefetwisted


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Jalter3 wrote:uh oh. I am headed back to NY from University of Maryland this week. I may have to pop my Wine.woot pimple.



I'll be gentle...

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http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

clayfu


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eljefetwisted wrote:clayfu - try the Temp. If you don't like it, I will replace it with your choice.



I trust your Temp is of drinkable quality but it's just not on my list of things to buy this summer. =) I bought enough spanish wine last summer and I'm spilling over in it! Thank you for the offer!

thrawn1020


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btw: El Jefe has a blog:

http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/

linked from the "Good Wine Under $20" blog:

http://goodwineunder20.blogspot.com/2007/05/winery-watch-twisted-oak-winery.html

Not too many to count, but dang. This place has a way of building a cellar for you.

thrawn1020


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eljefetwisted wrote:Please consider it updated. Arizona is on the list. I have the permits to prove it!!!

Put another way, if I say I can get the wine to you - I *will* get the wine to you, if I have to drive it myself. Period.

I've emailed the Woot powers about this - it should be fixed soon.

PS: I noticed that ND was a leading state early on - we are NOT currently permitted there, but ND has a 90 grace period to apply after the first shipment - very civilized! Please order and we will make it happen.



I like this attitude! Love this attitude, since some other states are a little slower about updating their laws than my home state of Illinois, I love the fact that the winery is willing to go the extra mile!

Not too many to count, but dang. This place has a way of building a cellar for you.

andrewtl


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from this angle the label reads

Twisted OJ

twisted indeed.

pfffft!

shimey013


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Well in for 1, this puts me over my wine budget for the month, so I am done with wine for this month...I have bought way too much in the last too months...cant wait to get this ;)

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Goosedude


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Aaah....you got me again wine.woot.....

How could I not buy wine from winemakers who enjoy life so vivaciously to wear pirate outfits and play with rubber chickens??

As I am new to TWISTED OAK.....I can only wish to be labrat-ed......

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WOOT! WOOOOT!!

jwhite6114


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eljefetwisted wrote:El Jefe here - if you want WAY too much data about these wines and Twisted Oak, look no farther than here:

http://www.twistedoak.com/woot

If you have questions, do not hesitate - I'll answer almost anything. Bwa ha ha.



Making things easy for us, eh?

Well, for posterity's sake, and per-bottle pricing for Cellar Tracker:

Want to know how much your saving? What is the woot price-per-bottle? What about after shipping? Here is my Google Docs link for Twisted Oak - Three Pack - 2008-06-02

CT | | | | | |

jwhite6114


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iByron wrote:This price is a good deal. The *%#&@! sells for about $25 on the street out east. And the others list for $24 on the website. We're getting around 30% off, not counting the cheap shipping.

iByron



Pretty close to 30% when you order 3 sets. Closer to 24% for a single set (based on direct ordering).

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jwhite6114


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eljefetwisted wrote:With that description that Jason @ Woot wrote for our wines, "off beat" seems to be reversed... if you know what I mean!



WD, you must be offering classes to the winery guys before they join in the frivolities, anymore! Yet another who fits right in!

And he's already got two woots, no less. In just one month.

Nice!

Welcome, el Jefe! Looking forward to this week. As usual, I have already sworn I am not buying. WD has shoved four offers down our throats in the past two weeks, and I have been "in" on every one; so buying yet again is getting damned difficult. But NOT buying tends to be even harder, so we'll see what this week's conversation does to my resolve.

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ERMD


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WD
Any change yet on shipping to the hot states like FLA. I ask the UPS guy and he said his truck easily gets in the 90s.
Damn I want this wine but dont want it cooked

yathink2


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ERMD wrote:WD
Any change yet on shipping to the hot states like FLA. I ask the UPS guy and he said his truck easily gets in the 90s.
Damn I want this wine but dont want it cooked



Iam with you on that one!



Krugsters


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Missed my name in lights.
In for 1.