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by PeterH
November 25th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most impractical wine in the cellar?
Replies: 47
Views: 1186

Re: Most impractical wine in the cellar?

I've got a 750 ml bottle of Retsina given to me by a neighbor.
It should have been put up in thimble size containers.
by PeterH
November 20th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The zenith of score inflation?
Replies: 36
Views: 2489

Re: The zenith of score inflation?

The only thing I can tell from a Suckling score is the degree to which he thought it was to his advantage to like the wine.
by PeterH
November 19th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Help, I need some new pots

Misen is another option.

https://misen.com/pages/collection

The difference from most others is the rounded bottom on the sauce pans, which is nice if you really use them to make sauces.

They currently have a 25% off code FEAST

Made In is running a 25% off promotion too.
by PeterH
November 18th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 111
Views: 4802

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

The family portion of this Thanksgiving will be a small outside gathering, at which I'll pour a domestic sparkler, probably Soter. Then we'll send people to their home dinner with a portion of the turkey and a bottle, TBD, of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I've got enough of various '08s and '09s tha...
by PeterH
November 18th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Re: David Bruce "Retailing for well north of $60/bottle at the winery". The vineyard in question is somewhat new for David Bruce, and apparently being sold as a vineyard designate wine. The only other single vineyard wine from David Bruce that I can find is the Santa Cruz Estate. Latest price I foun...
by PeterH
November 18th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

I've stuck with the belief that OG48 is David Bruce, but I don't think it would make any difference to me. It has been at least 6 or7 years since I tasted either Patz and Hall or David Bruce.
by PeterH
November 18th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Help, I need some new pots

All Clad regularly has "factory second" sales at half off. That makes it reasonably priced, but I haven't compared closely to Made In normal pricing.
We have one Demeyere pan, which seems heavier than necessary. Beautiful pan, though.
by PeterH
November 18th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8084
Views: 552101

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

P. Dias wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 10:36 am
MikeL238 wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 10:35 am
Testamatta Bibi Graetz Toscana 2016 at $59, pretty good deal.
In for two
I ended up with one of those as a Garagiste Mystery. Around $60ish, I think.
There is a lot of good wine selling at a steep discount from retail these days.
by PeterH
November 17th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

I've received 75% of the wine I've ordered. I don't see any reason to worry. Delays from Last Bottle can easily be as long.
I picture a lot of shared purchases, but little, if any, investment expectations.
by PeterH
November 16th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

"Petal-to-the-metal"?, and the bottle shows Cab Franc on the label. Sounds like hot stuff. It should be a knockout with the crowds, but I'm ducking this one.
by PeterH
November 16th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 731
Views: 79866

Re: Official WTSO thread

Gypsy Dancer Legacy Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016 Seems like a deal at 22.49 94 from Josh Reynolds. Did not like the tasting descriptor of ripe red and blue fruits The last Gypsy Dancer I had was much more on the restrained side than the pre-2010 ones I've tasted. Todd Hamina had a hand in some...
by PeterH
November 14th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Art of The Deal
Replies: 47
Views: 2403

Re: Art of The Deal

Be born a long time ago. Know somebody ITB. Learn the difference between "cheap", and a great deal. Know our own tastes. A great deal is useless to you if you don't like the wine. Accept that 99% of "great deals" are just a bit below market price. Decide if great deals are more important than great ...
by PeterH
November 14th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 532
Views: 39823

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened my first OG tonight, the #37 Viognier. Not an auspicious start. Now I've no right to complain about a wine costing $8 plus tax and shipping ~$11 delivered. I remember hearing about fifty years ago a line from John Cage's Silences, "Anything is a pleasure unless you would rather be doing somet...
by PeterH
November 14th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Missed the #81. I'll live.
by PeterH
November 13th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds
Replies: 32
Views: 2400

Re: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds

Some wineries, Navarro for instance, released some 2008 wines with the explicit caution that they were smokey. A friend bought some and liked them. I did not. They were nowhere as smoke infused as the original Ex Umbris made by Owen Roe after a Washington wildfire, and sold with a smoke alert. I jus...
by PeterH
November 13th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir La Chenaie Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir La Chenaie Vineyard

Maybe it will show up as a library offering on Berserker Day. Based on tasting this at the winery a couple of years ago, I'm holding on to mine for at least another five years. It seemed like the most age worthy of the line-up, and definitely has whole cluster.
by PeterH
November 13th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

We're still waiting for a sparkling wine. Expensive oak aged Sauvignon Blanc is not a substitute.
by PeterH
November 13th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone going for the re-release of #24 Carneros PN?
I'd rather pay more for Willamette Valley.
by PeterH
November 13th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm well over 60cs but can't seem to get any of it shipped to me. I guess it is better to keep selling instead of taking care of the customers. [help.gif] [/quote] Seriously, that is a TON of wine to buy on blind faith in the model. I hope you are rewarded! [/quote] More than a ton if you count the ...
by PeterH
November 13th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3968
Views: 409016

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

RDHudak wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Any guesses on today's Mystery Cabernet offer?
No, but I'm thinking they are probably from Washington. Jon has done this "mixed vintages" type of offer before. I ended up with a couple of Den Hoed, for example.
by PeterH
November 12th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Got a flood of shipping notices this evening. #s70, 69, 48, 29.
by PeterH
November 12th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your feedback wanted on my wine writing attempt (Volnay in the spotlight)
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: Your feedback wanted on my wine writing attempt (Volnay in the spotlight)

By coincidence, we had a 1999 Vincent Girardin Volnay Les Santenots this evening, with roast chicken.

I enjoyed the read.
by PeterH
November 12th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds
Replies: 32
Views: 2400

Re: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds

Kelly Fox said that some of her wine is being made into Vermouth. That must be about a 90% reduction in value.
She did say that the lost harvest won't put her or the growers out of business.
by PeterH
November 10th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3968
Views: 409016

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Recently he offered a number of Cantina del Taburno. Earlier this year there were a few Feudi di San Gregorio.
There are others that are unlikely in this case, Galardi, I Pentri. A rose is needed in the mix.
by PeterH
November 9th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1
Replies: 32
Views: 1673

Re: Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest

I usually don't like Zooms, but in this case I'd love to join.
by PeterH
November 8th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10871

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Yesterday we called all of our neighbors and told them we would be opening Champagne for all who showed up. It was about 45 degrees and breezy, but we all stood in the yard and toasted our way through three bottles. It was not a setting for great bottles. We had decent NV Salmon and Bricout.
by PeterH
November 3rd, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10871

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Champagne in one hand, hemlock tea in the other. Time to go to bed and wait at least 20 hours to decide.

Did have some Virage Rose earlier.
by PeterH
November 1st, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 956
Views: 50420

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

As I just posted on the de Negoce thread- (I didn't bite on this one. I have already overbought considering that company parties, neighborhood potlucks, and all other events calling for QPR wines have been put on hold. My rate of cellar depletion has dropped by about a case a month.) My rate of wine...
by PeterH
November 1st, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

I don't know about the 2% Grenache, but Seven Hills does blend in some Cab Franc with Merlots. Seven Hills seems like the only possible choice, given the description and the scores. That gives additional support for Seven Hills as the Ciel de Cheval red. BTW, while I know for certain that Seven Hill...
by PeterH
October 30th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3968
Views: 409016

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Excited for the Otano GR Blanco I've been getting shut out on most of the interesting wines lately, the wines that make following Garagiste worthwhile. I suppose that, like with de Negoce, people have apps that notify them immediately on their cell phone, but I don't carry one around, and I'm not s...
by PeterH
October 27th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Ask and you shall receive. The #37 Viognier is on the way.
by PeterH
October 27th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

I just got a shipment notification for a case of #56 (Anderson Valley Pinot). Seems early based on Cam's latest email but I'm not complaining.. Says it will arrive tomorrow to Ketchum, ID. Also waiting on #48 with no update yet. I got my first shipping notice, for #49. I have much earlier offers in...
by PeterH
October 26th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Link is down now. I wish I had copied the description down. My first guess is that it’s either Gran Moraine or Big Table Farms. Gran Moraine seemed like a possibility to me. As noted, Big Table is tiny. I know. More of wishful thinking on my part wanting to score some Big Table on the cheap. Anyone...
by PeterH
October 26th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Rodrigo B wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Link is down now. I wish I had copied the description down. My first guess is that it’s either Gran Moraine or Big Table Farms.
Gran Moraine seemed like a possibility to me. As noted, Big Table is tiny.
by PeterH
October 23rd, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Well, so much for expecting a high end WA Syrah. I'm sure this will be a great deal as a wedding, company picnic, or other event wine. For the peasant folk to drink as they twirl around the the Maypole. I enjoy L'Ecole and Cougar Crest Syrah, but they are what I would call high quality informal win...
by PeterH
October 23rd, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You know you have too much wine when...
Replies: 59
Views: 2820

Re: You know you have too much wine when...

You wonder why you bought so much wine that won’t be ready to drink until you’ve turned 90 My mother drank a 90 year old Madeira on her 90th Birthday and liked it. neener I'll be looking forward to drinking a 90 YO Madeira on my 90th birthday, but I'm not sure what I'll be doing with the other 90 c...
by PeterH
October 23rd, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Well, so much for expecting a high end WA Syrah. I'm sure this will be a great deal as a wedding, company picnic, or other event wine.
by PeterH
October 23rd, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3968
Views: 409016

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Forumites must be suffering from Mystery fatigue. Not even a mention of the $47 Brunello (down from ~$70, apparently)

That's a little steep for an unknown wine, at a time when most wines are getting discounted from list.
by PeterH
October 23rd, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 4:12 pm
Sounds like it's coming today baby! Come on high end Syrah!
There are not that many high end Washington Syrahs, and even fewer made in quantities enough to have a 300+ case surplus. Without even seeing the offer, I suspect K Vintners.
by PeterH
October 19th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 101
Views: 2921

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

I dont eat sugars and flour products, only healthy nutrition. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In love with wine since childhood Sailor https://thewordpoint.com/services/certifie...
by PeterH
October 14th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Interesting that Garagiste today offers a Chehalem SV Estate pinot noir for...$19 a bottle! I am shocked! 😂 But truth be told I'd rather have the actual vintner's label 10 out of 10 times. 2014 Chahalem Olenik for those keeping score at home. The Garagiste offer was for the '14, which is coming int...
by PeterH
October 12th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Those of you who have been told that storage may be available- how did you hear about it? I see nothing on the de Negoce website, and an e-mail inquiry to customer service remains unanswered. It was in an email. So far, they haven't launched or provided any more details. Said in upcoming weeks. Che...
by PeterH
October 12th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Those of you who have been told that storage may be available- how did you hear about it? I see nothing on the de Negoce website, and an e-mail inquiry to customer service remains unanswered.
by PeterH
October 12th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Rodrigo B: I agree with you now on Ponzi for OG 70 - looking at alcohol levels. Look at this: https://www.lecadeauvineyard.com/Our-Story/Our-Vineyard 4 different vineyards, alcohol 13.2%, Sells for $65/bottle, Vinous scores all over their website. Cheers, Tim Given the low production volume, and th...
by PeterH
October 12th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3968
Views: 409016

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I show the July 17 Barolo Impossible Mystery as pre-arrival. The August 14 Rosé Mystery is 2019 Domaine Lauriga Gris. I commented before that I don't understand making a $8 Rose that is hardly available in the US a mystery wine. I did get a couple for the heck of it. I'll try to remember to open one...
by PeterH
October 11th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3968
Views: 409016

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Martin Ray Synthesis showed up again, this time the 2017, as the July 30 Napa Valley Cabernet Mystery . The Sparkling Surprise is 2013 Contratto Millesmato Pas Dos. The 2015 Contratto "For England" was offered at a later date, and almost twice the price. Thanks for your list, Peter. Was this the Sp...
by PeterH
October 11th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3968
Views: 409016

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I've been putting off getting my wines from Garagiste and just took delivery of a bunch of mysteries at offsite storage and am having a hard time linking them to the offers (and more importantly, the $ so I can keep records). Hoping some folks on here picked up on a more timely basis and are able t...
by PeterH
October 10th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 101
Views: 2921

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

Not fiction- the Coquitlam pig farmer-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Pickton
by PeterH
October 10th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7411
Views: 461733

Re: de Negoce offer

Clonal Massale is the opposite of fermenting and bottling separate clones.
by PeterH
October 8th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 101
Views: 2921

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

I wonder if those who say they like everything eat lutefisk. There are many foods I just can't bring myself to like, beets, for instance. Like Greg K, I shun ammoniated cheese. Most canned vegetables I will leave on the plate, or better yet, in the can. Miracle whip is disgusting. I'll stop there, ...

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