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by Chris Crutchfield
January 21st, 2021, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

OG N.120 2018 Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 12-bottle case SHIPS MID-FEBRUARY Price$228.00 One of my Top Three Cabernet's from 2018, this fantastic wine is sourced from high atop the Moon Mountain AVA. The altitude and volcanic soils create an ethereal mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with a complex a...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 18th, 2021, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

Rodrigo B wrote: January 18th, 2021, 12:26 pm N.125 looks interesting. Any thoughts on the source?
Biggest clue is “biodynamic and organic”. So I think that’s either from Filigreen Farm vineyard or Domaine Anderson’s estate vineyard.
by Chris Crutchfield
January 18th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

In for N.125, seems like this is right up my alley
by Chris Crutchfield
January 15th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2369
Views: 269045

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

“Proving the pulling power of online marketing during the pandemic, US online wine retailer Wine.com gave away US$658m in promotional coupons last year, up 238% on 2019.”
by Chris Crutchfield
January 15th, 2021, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

15.8% can be fine if the wine is balanced, but the vast majority of such wines are anything but. We can say "it's just a number" all we want, but the fact is that it's a meaningful number. Your comment also got me wondering how many Berserkers eschew high ABV wines while also advocating th...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 15th, 2021, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

It's the same producer as N.74 and N.99, which is almost certainly Cougar Crest.
by Chris Crutchfield
January 14th, 2021, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2369
Views: 269045

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Every so often I switch my location to NY or CA and get jealous at the good stuff they have in stock. FL warehouse is like one of those cartoon deserts with a tumbleweed moseying through it
by Chris Crutchfield
January 14th, 2021, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

N.112 Sierra Foothills Cabernet offer sent out via text: https://www.denegoce.com/products/og-n- ... 04a6&_ss=r
by Chris Crutchfield
January 13th, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90253

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Our previous Yesterday Cabernet offer of the limited stock we received from this 100-point institution became one of the best-selling offers in Wine Access history. It was so good from barrel, we saved a special amount for an even more graceful Reserve. Blended with Petit Verdot for extra elegance,...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 13th, 2021, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

Do you have a flip phone or something? It’s not hard to get the notifications by text.

I don’t know why the offers aren’t going out by email, or going out late these days. It used to be the opposite: the email would go out before the text.
by Chris Crutchfield
January 13th, 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90253

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

So it's just the same juice as Yesterday, except barreled longer and blended with some petit verdot?
by Chris Crutchfield
January 13th, 2021, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: argon/coravin issues
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: argon/coravin issues

My experience has been that the wine from coravained bottles ends up being a little flat, even after a day or two, at least in my hands. The wines do not show any oxidation. It could be that I'm just sloppy. I don't think it has anything to do with Argon itself, but I wonder if just creating a spac...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 13th, 2021, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: argon/coravin issues
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: argon/coravin issues

Argon is a noble gas, meaning it has very low chemical reactivity. I've never heard of issues with argon specifically muting the flavors or aromas of wine. Sometimes people use the coravin incorrectly, for instance by not purging the needle of oxygen before they puncture the cork. If you do it that ...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 12th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2369
Views: 269045

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

A.Altman wrote: January 12th, 2021, 6:33 pm Just fixed the 20% link for existing customers
I just get a page that says "Invalid Advertiser Id, Publisher Code, Offer, or Publisher - Advertiser Partnership Status"
by Chris Crutchfield
January 12th, 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2294

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

now we're getting somewhere! 1. no this isn't about facebook per see, but it's the best modern example because it plays in both sandboxes so well compared to say, the nytimes or a standalone ISP. i don't know why you keep bringing up yelp, but it's not a social network and doesn't make its users da...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 12th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2294

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

my argument is that facebook is a publisher, not merely a distributor. my remark on (scary) algorithms goes to the heart of this - they don't merely "sort by new". my publisher argument is buttressed by facebook employee mark zuckerberg when he told congress that facebook is responsible f...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 12th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2294

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

indeed, as it's clear you don't understand how facebook works, how they make money, and why they're really good at it. hint: it's not by sorting timelines by new. facebook itself has argued in court that they're a publisher, when it suits their interest. also clear you don't understand the impact o...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 11th, 2021, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2294

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

Sorry, I'm confused, isn't the issue not about the person who wrote the review getting sued, but rather about the platform being sued by something that a user posts? Which, if Section 230 did not exist, would lead to a chilling effect on websites that host user-generated content. The part about such...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 11th, 2021, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90253

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

If I may provide some counterpoints, I find that the WineAccess NDA wines tend to be extremely uniform in terms of style. They are almost always from Napa, 15+% ABV, full bodied, with heavy oak treatment. While some show good balance, others are an over-extracted unbalanced mess. 2018 Editorial in p...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 11th, 2021, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90253

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Yah, it's complicated though. When WA sells a case for $33/bottle/shipped that's more like $30 apples/apples w/ dN. Additionally, they offer a ridiculous number of coupons. 50 off 150 for new customers, all the AMEX shit, etc. I'd guess their actual revenue is low 20's/bottle and it seems like they...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 11th, 2021, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90253

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

These guys are so milking this NDA stuff. It's unlikely I'll buy the RESERVE but can't wait to read the hype tomorrow. Yeah pretty obvious that this is a major cash cow for them now. The deal flow that they have is pretty crazy, and it seems like they got a lot of deals in the pipeline much earlier...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 11th, 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: TN: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs

I'm no scientist, but I found that leaving the stopper off (or loose) left me with more bubbles in the wine at the end of the day than if I sealed it tight and then released it at each account. Maybe the pressurization and subsequent release is worse for the wine than just a slow, natural release? ...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 11th, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2294

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

i think using the word "simply" here is ludicrous - it's the whole thing. the amount of data facebook has on their users combined with how they use it makes so-called editorial decisions irrelevant, in comparison. the result is exponentially more powerful. they are making constant tiny ch...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 11th, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 6653

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I can really feel the difference in my sleep quality over the last 10 days. We all know that, without question, sleep is better without alcohol, even though it may feel like it's easier. But the difference this year is more than palpable. I do find my sleep pattern shifting later, though - up a lit...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 10th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: TN: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs

I don't quite understand that. If you leave it unsealed it will be continuously leaking CO2 out at a rate proportional to the CO2 concentration in the wine. If you put a stopper on it, it will equilibriate pressure inside of the bottle and, yes, release some CO2 upon unsealing but at least it won't ...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 10th, 2021, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2294

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

in reality, s230 creates a lot of problems for everyone because the gray area is the largest area; what do you do in this case vs this case? etc. this is exacerbated by the reality that there exists very few options to run a tech company or content platform without using a handful of massively scal...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 10th, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2369
Views: 269045

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Agree to disagree, then. I find vivino reviews to be almost always worthless.
by Chris Crutchfield
January 10th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine when you are sick
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Wine when you are sick

This may not work in your case, but I've found that using a saline nasal spray can help with decongesting prior to drinking wine.
by Chris Crutchfield
January 8th, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SommSelect Customer Service is excellent!
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: SommSelect Customer Service is excellent!

Their Blind Six is really fun too, and helped me a lot for the tasting component of WSET 3. Also, my interactions with their customer service, like yours, have been great.
by Chris Crutchfield
January 8th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2369
Views: 269045

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Tyler Rico wrote: January 8th, 2021, 2:47 pm New wine.com coupon

Hot50 for $50 off $150

Also, for first time buyers at wine access, my referral link is below which includes $50 off your first order of $150 or more with free shipping.

http://share.wineaccess.com/v/tyler_3
Any expiration date for that coupon?
by Chris Crutchfield
January 8th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

This doesn't seem to be L'Ecole, which means that the L'Ecole guess for N.74 was wrong. Anybody else have any suggestions? There's maybe two dozen vineyards in the Rocks district. Edit: I don't think this is explicitly labeled as a "Reserve" syrah, since looking on cellartracker I don't se...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 7th, 2021, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

So much for "de negoce fatigue". Sold through 500 cases in less than an hour.
by Chris Crutchfield
January 7th, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

Any guesses who the producer is? Odd that there is a decently large production for a “reserve” cab but no critic scores?
by Chris Crutchfield
January 7th, 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74700

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened #51 Cab Franc last night. It was good but not remarkable. I still haven't quite figured these wines out yet. They are good but I have not gotten a wow factor from any of them yet. They all taste just a bit "dead" with very little aromatics. I hope time will do the trick because the...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 6th, 2021, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 6653

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Paul Miller wrote: January 6th, 2021, 12:59 pm Can I take today off?
Seconded, thirded, whatever
by Chris Crutchfield
January 6th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90253

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Has anyone tried the Star Treatment Pinot? From the clues it sounds like the source could be Occidental Wines. I'm very intrigued as WA seems to rarely have NDA pinots. But, as gauged by CellarTracker, at least, this one doesn't seem to be getting a lot of interest (68 bottles listed as purchased o...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 6th, 2021, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 36
Views: 2265

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

For whatever reason, this is now happening again for me when I click on links. It looks like the viglink service somehow got re-enabled and is hijacking some of the links on this forum.

Anybody else experience this recently?
by Chris Crutchfield
January 5th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2369
Views: 269045

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

The bare minimum you could do is try to add value to this thread instead of making such low-effort posts. Also, it's cute that you quoted my post but edited your referral link back in so you effectively bumped Tyler's link. Note how Tyler is adding value to this thread by doing actual work? Maybe th...
by Chris Crutchfield
January 5th, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2369
Views: 269045

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

$50 off $150 and free shipping at WineAccess: Use link: <redacted> Lots of great champagne rolling in. Can also get 2017 Quilceda Creek for $120 all in. Literally the only time I ever see you post is when you spam your referral links. I'm guessing you're making quite a bit of profit off of it.
by Chris Crutchfield
January 2nd, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85454

Re: Official WTSO thread

cjsadler wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 1:20 pm How long will WTSO hold your wine? Curious, as I realized I accidentally set a ship date for an order to March of 2022 (instead of 2021)!
I believe they say they will hold it for 12 months. But if you want to change your ship date, just email them.
by Chris Crutchfield
January 2nd, 2021, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 36
Views: 2265

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

I think it was an issue with the VigLink plugin being used for this bbs, but it's long since been fixed I believe. Maybe try clearing your cache?
by Chris Crutchfield
January 2nd, 2021, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva, Selección Especial
Replies: 23
Views: 1698

Re: TN: 2010 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva, Selección Especial

I'm an outlier and found this particular Vintage to be overly oaked and not enjoyable. I am a huge fan of the 2005 though. Keeping them in cellar with the hope that in 10-20 years the oak will intergrate and chill out. This was also my impression from when I opened a bottle a while back. Too much u...
by Chris Crutchfield
December 30th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565581

Re: de Negoce offer

The #100 was my first dN purchase. I'm REALLY hoping it's a step up from Kirkland. Would never buy a case of Kirkland Cab. I'm new to this, but assumed (hoped) it was higher quality than Kirkland. It's no certain thing whether this will be better than a Kirkland Rutherford, however Cam's track reco...
by Chris Crutchfield
December 29th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 398
Views: 23972

Re: wine.com delivery fail

All mine have been coming from FL dating back to at least October 27. Prior to that they would ship from NY.
by Chris Crutchfield
December 29th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 398
Views: 23972

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Erich Sachse wrote: December 29th, 2020, 7:35 pm At least in PA, all of mine come from NY and inventory also seems the same/similar...
OK, I wasn't aware that folks outside of NY were getting NY inventory. I'm next door in MD and all my orders ship from FL. I also only see 2 German wines like the JBrochu from NH.
by Chris Crutchfield
December 29th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 398
Views: 23972

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I wonder if I'm getting served from FL right now for some reason? I also only see 2 German wines and we have the same barren Loire and Bojo in common also. Maybe they switched me from NY for now because of all the issues? Only NY State residents get the NY warehouse ever since their meltdown earlie...
by Chris Crutchfield
December 29th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 398
Views: 23972

Re: wine.com delivery fail

CA seems to be considerably better. FL is also a barren wasteland. I expect that we will need to wait until the new year before they start to restock their east coast warehouses.
by Chris Crutchfield
December 28th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74700

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

N.69 Merlot (supposedly Pride): Very good. Despite the high alcohol, it's balanced by great acidity. I think this one will be a winner, and makes me regret passing on N.68. N.72 Cabernet Sauvignon (supposedly Dehlinger): Very not good. Purple, grapey, very primary, simple, lacking in acid. You could...
by Chris Crutchfield
December 28th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Chardonnay Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 3636

Re: California Chardonnay Recommendations

Scott Brunson wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 7:07 am Anyone tried DuPuis yet?
I have them but haven’t popped a cork.
I bought a few of the DuPuis chardonnay, mostly based on some fond memories of Copain Brousseau back when Wells still made it. I found it to be drinkable, but maybe more Meursault in style than Chablis.

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