bhodilee


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montegobayjr wrote:Hello, I'm fairly new to winewoot!, and looking for some help. My wife really enjoys J.Lohr Cab as a go-to red. Does anyone know of some comparable wines (quality and taste-wise) that I can introduce her to? I'm pretty much a novice but have been learning a lot just by reading the threads, but hoped for some more direct info. What does the winewoot crowd think of J. Lohr? THANKS!!



Where are you from? What kind of local wine shopping is available to you?

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cheron98


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Hey all,

Just a reminder that I've got a Pampered Chef show going. There's still time to order for guaranteed Christmas delivery - Put my name in as host to access the site. (Cat G should be enough).

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polarbear22 wrote:PM for you.



Replied!

mother


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BTW the (metric) assload of stuff I've purchased earlier in the week is sitting there not shipping... Considering that these many of these are in sales specifically intended for holiday gifts, and Hannukah starts *tomorrow*, Where's the Fruitcake??

We're approaching the point at which the gifts will not reach the recipients before the end of the holiday...

klezman


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mother wrote:BTW the (metric) assload of stuff I've purchased earlier in the week is sitting there not shipping... Considering that these many of these are in sales specifically intended for holiday gifts, and Hannukah starts *tomorrow*, Where's the Fruitcake??

We're approaching the point at which the gifts will not reach the recipients before the end of the holiday...



See, if "holidays" meant, you know, all the December-ish holidays then it would have shipped already. But mostly "holidays" means "Christmas but it's been determined that it's politically incorrect to say Christmas, so we say The Holidays".

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kylemittskus


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klezman wrote:See, if "holidays" meant, you know, all the December-ish holidays then it would have shipped already. But mostly "holidays" means "Christmas but it's been determined that it's politically incorrect to say Christmas, so we say The Holidays".



As a pastafarian, "Holidays" is offensive because it disregards my holiday, "Holiday."

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chemvictim


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kylemittskus wrote:As a pastafarian, "Holidays" is offensive because it disregards my holiday, "Holiday."



Ramen.

MarkDaSpark


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chemvictim wrote:Ramen.



That's racist!!!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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chemvictim


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MarkDaSpark wrote:That's racist!!!



Well, I am southern.

klezman


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kylemittskus wrote:As a pastafarian, "Holidays" is offensive because it disregards my holiday, "Holiday."




How's that noodly appendage working out?

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montegobayjr


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bhodilee wrote:Where are you from? What kind of local wine shopping is available to you?



We are in Connecticut; most but not all Vineyards ship directly. We have a Bj's that sells J Lohr cab for $14.99/750 ml. Connecticut, and New England wineries do nice whites, and are getting better at reds each year; but I'm certainly not as fortunate as the West Coasters...

cmaldoon


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kylemittskus wrote:As a pastafarian, "Holidays" is offensive because it disregards my holiday, "Holiday."



You mean Ramendon?

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bhodilee


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montegobayjr wrote:We are in Connecticut; most but not all Vineyards ship directly. We have a Bj's that sells J Lohr cab for $14.99/750 ml. Connecticut, and New England wineries do nice whites, and are getting better at reds each year; but I'm certainly not as fortunate as the West Coasters...



So most of your purchases are likely to be online?

What price range are you comfortable in ?

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bhodilee


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So, if your uncle dies and had no wife or kids and no will, what happens to his stuff?

This is suddenly quite topical by the way

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kylemittskus


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bhodilee wrote:So, if your uncle dies and had no wife or kids and no will, what happens to his stuff?

This is suddenly quite topical by the way



It goes to his next of kin, parents first, then siblings then nephews/nieces, I believe.

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kylemittskus wrote:It goes to his next of kin, parents first, then siblings then nephews/nieces, I believe.



What Kyle said. It is all determined in probate court and will likely take awhile thanks to the lack of a will.

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bhodilee


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kylemittskus wrote:It goes to his next of kin, parents first, then siblings then nephews/nieces, I believe.



We'll find out soon.

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rjquillin


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bhodilee wrote:So, if your uncle dies and had no wife or kids and no will, what happens to his stuff

This can get messy, and much depends on State laws. In CA, after the State takes whatever they believe is owed to them, the rest is divvied up, but can literally take years. Exactly why living trusts came into popularity. And all the assets remain confidential, not like in court where all records get into the public domain.
Sorry to hear this may be relevant.

CT

polarbear22


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montegobayjr wrote:We are in Connecticut; most but not all Vineyards ship directly. We have a Bj's that sells J Lohr cab for $14.99/750 ml. Connecticut, and New England wineries do nice whites, and are getting better at reds each year; but I'm certainly not as fortunate as the West Coasters...


Keep your eyes open. I will be posting about a CT wine woot gathering later today. We would love to meet a new wooter.

I know I have had J Lohr, but can't recall the style to recommend others. CT is limited, but you can still find some good buys. Though Cabernet is harder than other varities.

So try to join us and your wife can sample some other wines.

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joelsisk


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bhodilee wrote:So, if your uncle dies and had no wife or kids and no will, what happens to his stuff?

This is suddenly quite topical by the way



Uniform Probate Code - adopted in it's entirety by 18 states, including Nebraska. here's a summary. Also, that site has all the details... you may want to note Article II. And sorry to hear of your loss.

joelsisk


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kylemittskus wrote:It goes to his next of kin, parents first, then siblings then nephews/nieces, I believe.



spouse, then children, then parents, then children of parents (siblings),then descendents of children of parents (nieces, nephews), then grandparents, then children of grandparents (aunts/uncles), then descendents of children (cousins), etc, etc.

polarbear22


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Time for a Connecticut gathering.

See details here.

Hope we can get a few new wooters.

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Forgot to post this yesterday ...




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Doc O, PM for you.

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bahwm wrote:Doc O, PM for you.



Replied. Keep at it.

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