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by Greg Smith
July 9th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 147
Views: 6702

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

Interesting concept but definitely not dynamic pricing. Price should go up AND down based on demand. It only goes up when the next purchase hits.
by Greg Smith
April 17th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can an AFWE wine lover like strong IPAs?
Replies: 107
Views: 2225

Re: Can an AFWE wine lover like strong IPAs?

No shame. Also, I don’t know who’s shaming you but the beer geeks are still going nuts for top tier IPA. I get the feeling lots of IPA haters also developed their doctrine a generation ago. Many of today’s finer hoppy beers, especially those made in NEIPA style, bear almost no resemblance to the mo...
by Greg Smith
November 22nd, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 20
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

Is anyone else having trouble getting their wine shipped? It was supposed to ship out on 11/11 but nothing. I have emailed and gotten no response.
Will just emailed me and we are all good now.
by Greg Smith
October 28th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 65
Views: 4765

Re: '16 MacD ship date

Release note said 10/29
by Greg Smith
October 22nd, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Frog's Leap Estate Cabernet
Replies: 18
Views: 1938

Re: TN: 2015 Frog's Leap Estate Cabernet

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 9:12 am
I cracked the very nice 2016 this week. Pricing is up quite a bit. I paid over $60.
$45 for the 2016 here in Chicago. I'll give it a try.
by Greg Smith
September 17th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 19412

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Order in. Even though not cheap it's the easiest decision of the year.
by Greg Smith
September 10th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Dakota Shy Momentum
Replies: 1
Views: 759

2018 Dakota Shy Momentum

Dakota Shy selling 2018 futures. Anyone have any info on Momentum?
by Greg Smith
September 6th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10800

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

Andrew Ing wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 12:57 pm
AD Northup wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 11:18 am
Only interested in a few bottles of the Bard, but shipping is making it hard to pull the trigger. Anyone in the NY/Central NJ/Philly area want to combine? PM me.
That shipping cost is no joke.
For what it's worth, if you choose standard shipping over 2 day the cost is roughly cut in half.
by Greg Smith
September 2nd, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8668

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

This selection will irritate some people but in the early 90's while visiting San Francisco with my wife a friend left an '85 and '86 bottle of Silver Oak Napa in our hotel room. Getting back to the OP, it changed our wine-drinking lives as we were in our early 30's and hadn't really had any "good" ...
by Greg Smith
August 23rd, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 82
Views: 4615

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

I have not had any recent vintages of Andrew Will, so cannot comment. But as noted above I have loved their wines from the 90s. I must say that I have not been that impressed with WA cab and cab blends either. The one recent exception was JB Neufeld -- if I were buying WA cab blends to age that wou...
by Greg Smith
June 1st, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future March 2019 Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1875

Re: Once & Future March 2019 Release

Just had my worst wine shipping experience ever...none of which was Once & Futures fault. Just want to give a shout-out to Erika at Once & Future for providing fantastic customer service. Love wineries with good people.
by Greg Smith
May 21st, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture
Replies: 22
Views: 5406

Re: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture

Anyone have more detailed info on Practical Dreamers Tour? $200 a person is serious.
by Greg Smith
May 16th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 90
Views: 8957

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Be an interesting test to measure a quality winemaker on the quality of wine between Araujo (Eisele) and Kinsman (Reverie/Sleeping Lady). Does the winemaker dominate or the vineyard? Does anyone know the quality of Reverie and Sleeping Lady?
by Greg Smith
January 26th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: JB NEUFELD - Small Producer only WA Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 39
Views: 3139

Re: JB NEUFELD - Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

New name for me but I'm in for a 3-pack. That's what BerserkerDay is all about....trying new producers.
by Greg Smith
January 22nd, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 73
Views: 7590

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

Slightly below the price point--MacDonald
by Greg Smith
December 13th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn Previous Buyers
Replies: 38
Views: 3299

Re: Becklyn Previous Buyers

4 Napa's and free shipping. easy
by Greg Smith
December 13th, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 100k Wine and Spirits Package
Replies: 23
Views: 1322

Re: 100k Wine and Spirits Package

I would make them deliver before I paid. If true, really a good deal.
by Greg Smith
November 13th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem
Replies: 72
Views: 5160

Re: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem

Can't wait to see the next Cameron Hughes release of an "oaky" cabernet from a top tier producer. $32
by Greg Smith
September 19th, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 release 8/7
Replies: 41
Views: 2824

Re: Myriad 2018 release 8/7

Just heard back from Leah. Wines were shipped to Illinois via temp controlled truck to a third party shipper. Third party shipper took it upon themselves to ship early. (Matt-10/30 is the original ship date. Today is early) I do think the wines look fine and should be fine and Leah, of course, offer...
by Greg Smith
September 19th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 release 8/7
Replies: 41
Views: 2824

Re: Myriad 2018 release 8/7

Did not see anything but didn't think I had to be pro-active to stop an early ship when the order said it was shipping 10/29 and 10/30. Have been ordering for many years and this has never happened. Emailed Leah a bit ago but no response yet. Just curious if I was an isolated event.
by Greg Smith
September 19th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 release 8/7
Replies: 41
Views: 2824

Re: Myriad 2018 release 8/7

Has anyone else been early shipped on their Myriad and Quivet orders? Just got a UPS delivery in Chicago burbs with temps having been in the mid to high 80's. Bottles seem fine but I show they were to be shipped late October. Risky ship for a few thousand dollars worth of wine.
by Greg Smith
September 19th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 116
Views: 10323

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

The Naperville, Il store had 3 bottles. Key word is Had. For $20 will give it a shot.
by Greg Smith
August 15th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Saxum offering
Replies: 95
Views: 9619

Re: 2016 Saxum offering

Signed up in 2013 and just got my annual rejection email so definitely now beyond 5 year waiting list
by Greg Smith
July 10th, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet
Replies: 26
Views: 1789

Quivet

Are they releasing all of the 2016 cabs today?
by Greg Smith
July 5th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '16 Myriad/Quivet lineup, '17 Myriad/Carter Barrel Tasting
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

TN: '16 Myriad/Quivet lineup, '17 Myriad/Carter Barrel Tasting

Quite the lineup. Can't wait for the release. Great notes.
by Greg Smith
March 27th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14015
Views: 681739

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Treasury Wine Estates Sale
Couldn't pass up the 6 pack deal after they offered an additional 10% off sale price. Back to my reduced buying starting tomorrow.
2 2013 BV Georges
2 2013 Beringer P.R.
2 2013 Stag's Leap Audentia
by Greg Smith
March 23rd, 2018, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future Release - March 20th
Replies: 74
Views: 4667

Once & Future Release - March 20th

4/18 ship
by Greg Smith
March 6th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dakota Shy Cabernet Release
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Dakota Shy Cabernet Release

Dakota Shy is releasing their 2016 Napa Cab. Has anyone had an opportunity to taste yet?
by Greg Smith
February 26th, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ridge Monte Bello Futures - $124/bottle
Replies: 83
Views: 6271

2017 Ridge Monte Bello Futures - $124/bottle

Finally stopping based on age (58) and years to drinking window.
by Greg Smith
February 19th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bedrock Winter Release
Replies: 90
Views: 8316

2018 Bedrock Winter Release

Got the wish-list filled. Thanks Morgan and Chris.
by Greg Smith
February 18th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bedrock Winter Release
Replies: 90
Views: 8316

2018 Bedrock Winter Release - Paging Mr Morgan Twain Peterson

The word must be completely out on Bedrock and their list is growing. Wines I have bought in the past like Limerick and Papera I can no longer purchase and can only wish-list.
by Greg Smith
February 8th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm offering live
Replies: 33
Views: 3397

Realm offering live

I was only offered Farella and Houyi and have not had them. Given that they are priced in the same category (and higher for Houyi) than Myriad Elysian, MacDonald, Piper, Dominus, would those who have had it put it solidly into that class?
by Greg Smith
January 18th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing lists: guaranteed allocations versus first-come first-served
Replies: 45
Views: 2565

Mailing lists: guaranteed allocations versus first-come first-served

Looking at the Myriad Dr Crane Release letter there were 400 cases available to a mailing list of something like 7,000+ customers. 200 cases of the regular Dr Crane and 200 cases of Elysian You do the math and suggest how they were supposed to guarantee allocations. Cookie cutter approaches don’t a...
by Greg Smith
January 17th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing lists: guaranteed allocations versus first-come first-served
Replies: 45
Views: 2565

Mailing lists: guaranteed allocations versus first-come first-served

I personally have no problem with the minimum purchase but have a big problem with not guaranteeing an allocation. Have been a long term buyer of Myriad but just got shut out simply because I was not checking that email account yesterday. Why they can't guarantee the allocation (even for 48 hours) ...
by Greg Smith
January 17th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing lists: guaranteed allocations versus first-come first-served
Replies: 45
Views: 2565

Mailing lists: guaranteed allocations versus first-come first-served

I personally have no problem with the minimum purchase but have a big problem with not guaranteeing an allocation. Have been a long term buyer of Myriad but just got shut out simply because I was not checking that email account yesterday. Why they can't guarantee the allocation (even for 48 hours) i...
by Greg Smith
May 9th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet cab and sauvignon blanc
Replies: 27
Views: 1582

Quivet cab and sauvignon blanc

Has the allocation email come out?
by Greg Smith
March 10th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dakota Shy
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Dakota Shy

Thanks Sean. Sounds like it could be my style. Unfortunately, there are a lot of Napa Cabs that you need to spend $75-$125 and many are worth it for me but newer names asking the same price demand a leap of faith.....a reasonably expensive leap of faith where there are limited notes. That's why this...
by Greg Smith
March 10th, 2017, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dakota Shy
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Dakota Shy

Dakota Shy is out with their 2015 Napa Cabernet ($95). I am hesitant to drop those dollars on a regular Napa bottling of a winery who has only been around a few years. Has anyone experienced this or the 2014 for style? I tend to go with the bolder styles of say TRB or Mike Smith versus the Old World...
by Greg Smith
February 7th, 2017, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Release
Replies: 41
Views: 5251

Realm Release

Has anyone tried the Moonracer? I told myself I was cutting my price-points this year but I do enjoy Realm.
by Greg Smith
January 27th, 2017, 1:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Riverain TRB Cab and Syrah!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 4611

Riverain TRB Cab and Syrah!!!

I have been trying to hold back but gave in for some Cab and Syrah along with the Facebook like. Riverain is always enjoyable.
by Greg Smith
January 17th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The oakiest wine I've ever had; what's yours?
Replies: 102
Views: 4295

The oakiest wine I've ever had; what's yours?

2008 San Roman consumed a few years ago.....and I actually liked it.
by Greg Smith
December 30th, 2016, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your Unpopular Wine Opinion
Replies: 506
Views: 27246

Post your Unpopular Wine Opinion

Serious non-AFWE wine drinkers outnumber AFWE's by a multiple of 1000.
by Greg Smith
November 19th, 2016, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jones Family Fall Release
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Jones Family Fall Release

2013 The Sisters being released. Has anyone tasted yet?
by Greg Smith
October 25th, 2016, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York
Replies: 179
Views: 17054

K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York

Just to offer a little more clarification on the direct shipping rules: ......... Not legal advice, just wanted to chime in. [cheers.gif] Thanks, Bahaneh Hobel In the context of getting around shipping laws, would that then be illegal advice? [wow.gif] Victor, do you have trouble understanding norm...
by Greg Smith
October 13th, 2016, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Treasury Case Event Sale
Replies: 20
Views: 2312

Treasury Case Event Sale

Who are these guys? Never heard of them. Treasury Wine Estates is one of the large multinational wine companies. They are the owners of the aforementioned brands/labels. Thanks. This is the old Diageo Wine business. I have bought from them when they were Diageo. First time buying from TWE. Did pick...
by Greg Smith
September 27th, 2016, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD on 9/20/16
Replies: 153
Views: 11296

MACDONALD on 9/20/16

Alan Eden wrote:Sold out, no second wave
Just got the email also. Signed up 7/9/13 and still not in. [head-bang.gif]
by Greg Smith
September 23rd, 2016, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm offer live
Replies: 52
Views: 4116

Realm offer live

"Ya, that ain't right. I too received my first offering this week, so I'm happy about that, but it doesn't make sense to hold back the same bottles from current members." I think I have to disagree with this. I have been on both sides of the fence with mailing lists, and at the end of the day the e...

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