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by SteveC
March 16th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207497

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

This .... I opened a replacement bottle of missing "Chambertin" that I received after more than a year of chasing Ray. I opened it and drank it a few weeks ago. To my taste buds, it was at best a good village wine or a mediocre premier cru. None of the depth or breadth or breadth of a Grand Cru. Als...
by SteveC
February 23rd, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?
Replies: 84
Views: 4342

Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?

Congrats on the move Alicia. I will put in a plug for Mooncusser Fish House, in Back Bay. I am good friends with Ian, the owner, and have worked with him on the wine list. It is well priced, with a lot of gems. Also Eastern Standard has one of the best lists in town. Because it is part of a group, ...
by SteveC
February 23rd, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?
Replies: 84
Views: 4342

Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?

All, How about April 12th at the Algonquin club for an offiline? I can have them prepare a menu and we can match wines to it. I would love to do Burgundy or Piedmont wines, but am open to any ideas. What theme would folks like? Any food restrictions?
by SteveC
February 16th, 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Boston Hotel near Convention & Exhibition Center
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Boston Hotel near Convention & Exhibition Center

Victor Hong wrote:Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth is in Kenmore, which is way too far away. Of course, you could postpone the trip and stay at the marvelous Omni Convention Center Hotel that will be opening on our about October 2020. (Full disclosure, my company is developing it, but it will be really fantastic).
by SteveC
February 16th, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593493

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Mike Maguire wrote:Thanks to all the attorneys for their thoughts, fascinating read. [cheers.gif]
Not so fascinating when you are in the middle of it pileon [head-bang.gif]
by SteveC
February 12th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Boston Hotel near Convention & Exhibition Center
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Boston Hotel near Convention & Exhibition Center

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:Need a rec for October, will be in town for 5-6 days.

TIA
The Intercontinental. The best place that you are going to get that is within a short walk.
by SteveC
February 12th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Zurich
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Zurich

I highly recomend the Lindenhofkeller. It is out of this world!
by SteveC
February 1st, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Purchase in the last five years!
Replies: 55
Views: 4281

Best Wine Purchase in the last five years!

All that 2010 Jadot that I bought from Premier Cru? newhere hitsfan
by SteveC
January 31st, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593493

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

If the statute of limitations expired on the 2-year statute on 1/8/18, but they filed a complaint on 12/15/17, would that trump the statute of limitations expiration?
by SteveC
January 24th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593493

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Imagine buying goods from Amazon and it turns out that they declared bankruptcy and that there was a fraud behind it. Now imagine that you are sued for everything that you ever bought. That is what is happening in this case, just because I received some, but not all, of what I paid for within 90 day...
by SteveC
January 23rd, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593493

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Between Premier Cru, Maison Ilan, certain shady sales people and two ex wives fighting for wines that they cared little to nothing about and had no interest in claiming, wine has left a very bad taste in my mouth. Were it not for a few friends that I have made here, I am regretful that I ever caught...
by SteveC
January 18th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?
Replies: 84
Views: 4342

Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?

Peter Tryba wrote:I missed this thread?

I'm game for an offline. Can we bring wine to the Algonquin Club?
Yes, they will charge a corkage fee, but we can bring in wine, as it is a private club.
by SteveC
January 12th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?
Replies: 84
Views: 4342

Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?

One idea for an offline is that I belong to the Algonquin Club here, "in town." (Merrill thanks for reminding me that Suburban Bahstonians are so scared of the city that they have to call it town to make it not so scary). Any way, we could do corkage there and have dinner in one of the dining rooms ...
by SteveC
January 10th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?
Replies: 84
Views: 4342

Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?

Count me in! I live in the City and am usually game!
by SteveC
January 10th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?
Replies: 84
Views: 4342

Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?

Also, Alicia, I see that you are from Arlington, VA. Any chance that you know my college pal Brett Chappell? He has long been in the DC wine scene and now works at Unwined in Alexandria.
by SteveC
January 10th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?
Replies: 84
Views: 4342

Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?

I moved to Bahston a few years ago. I have found the wine scene here to pale in comparison to NY. The food scene is better than it used to be, but Portland, ME and NYC blow it away. Maybe the Boston peeps should do an offline. There are a few places that will do corkage, but very few and they keep i...
by SteveC
January 9th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593493

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I originally received a letter dated 9/22/17 that was sent to an old address. I responded on 10/10/2017, gave them my new address and asked them for back up to their numbers, which were much higher than mine were. I also asked several questions. In addition, I left a phone message for the attorney. ...
by SteveC
January 8th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593493

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Clawback. I gave up on the lost $$$ and missing wine to Premier Cru and lost the Amex battle. This nightmare is like a bad virus. It just never ends.
by SteveC
January 8th, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593493

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

If someone has recommendations for an attorney to help me in this matter, please PM me. Also, if you are part of this fiasco, I would love to hear about how you are dealing with it.
by SteveC
September 23rd, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207497

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

Yes serious as far as judging wine quality ...such a compelling story of such wine drama makes one want to pop a bottle and see what happens... His brand has gotten so much press both mainstream media and this BB ...you don't think some peeps will just want to drink his wine just because... Hell I ...
by SteveC
August 1st, 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207497

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

Two things: The Racist rant should be deleted. It is political at best and insensitive and slanderous as well. Second: I bought MI wines from the 2009 through2012 vintages. As soon as it became clear who Ray was and how his lies multiplied, I pulled the plug on ordering anew. I would have stopped do...
by SteveC
July 28th, 2016, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207497

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
SteveC wrote:Seems that I too am banned. Oh the horror! [rofl.gif]
Oh man Steve! In the video I posted above he's winking at YOU!
No, he was probably winking at the people who ordered wines in the 13 and 14 vintages ...
by SteveC
July 28th, 2016, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207497

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

Seems that I too am banned. Oh the horror! [rofl.gif]
by SteveC
July 27th, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 555703

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)

Got my wine (finally) and got out. Best decision that I made. Now if I had done the same with Premier Cru. Oh, well, I never got the wine there, alas!
by SteveC
June 29th, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)
Replies: 443
Views: 50426

Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)

AMEX sucks!
by SteveC
June 29th, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: CANCELLED Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon
Replies: 49
Views: 2204

CANCELLED Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon

Ron Kramer wrote:
K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:How are you doing Ron?

Amazingly well., thank you.
Diet is limiting salt and carbs and so far not a problem. Thanks for asking.
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by SteveC
June 16th, 2016, 11:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: CANCELLED Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon
Replies: 49
Views: 2204

CANCELLED Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon

So glad that you are OK Ron! Prayers headed your way. I would love to help celebrate your birthday when you are up for it. I am also in Boston. Be well Ron!
by SteveC
June 12th, 2016, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)
Replies: 443
Views: 50426

Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)

Amex gave me the big finger because my charges were more than 540 days old, despite my evidence of going back and forth with Premier Cru over that time period. Time to drop the card!
by SteveC
May 25th, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

A while back, I got a call from a 310 number while I was traveling. I usually don't pick up numbers that I don't know on my mobile, but did. It was Ray. He apologized for all of the problems that I had getting my wine, etc. He then told me that he was removing all shipping charges. He was polite and...
by SteveC
February 23rd, 2016, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)
Replies: 443
Views: 50426

Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)

I sent AMEX a letter along with a large packet showing received, not received wines, Premier Cru's policies and procedures and the fact that I had charged very large amounts on my AMEX and that I had never before claimed a chargeback on wine futures. While a good bit of money, this request is less t...
by SteveC
January 27th, 2016, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593493

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

What a shit show this is! Between this and the Maison Ilan headaches, I am pretty damn sick of wine! What has caused me pleasure is now a source of great pain. Amex just told me that I am SOL for my charges that were made on 4/13/2012 and 12/1/2011. So much for being a platinum card holder since 200...
by SteveC
January 27th, 2016, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)
Replies: 443
Views: 50426

Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)

Amex just told me that I am SOL for my charges that were made on 4/13/2012 and 12/1/2011. SAo much for being a platinum card holder since 2008! I talked to one person and then the supervisor. They were adamant that they will not go back that far and said that they won't dispute charges more than 60 ...
by SteveC
January 4th, 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

Maison Ilan would like to be paid through PayPal. Merchant Maison Ilan ray@maison-ilan.com Note from merchant UPS insurance (2% order totals):$137.12 UPS packaging 3 btls:$4.74 UPS packaging 7-12 btls:$12.59*7=$88.13 LRL to US 4-6 kg:$79.37 LRL to US 10-17 kg:$165.06*7=$1,155.41 AIW to E. Coast 1-6 ...
by SteveC
December 21st, 2015, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593493

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Tony C wrote:I was told all 2011/2012 Jadot were paid for and will be on the second container due 1Q 2016.
What about my 2010 Jadot that I am still awaiting and the Pousse and the Clos de Lambrays from 2010 as well?
by SteveC
December 10th, 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 593493

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Ugghh. I have 100 bottles at Premier CRu! Darn it!!! I hadn't looked at this thread. Sounds like I need to get hopping and see if I can recoup the $12K+ that I have out there. f*ck!
by SteveC
November 19th, 2015, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

So twists and turns. Larry from AIW contacted me again today and said, "I was told that we had duplicate orders for a few customers and that MI would ship those orders to the customer directly. You are on that list. Obviously, that didn’t occur." I then got a follow-up email telling me that they had...
by SteveC
November 19th, 2015, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

Just heard from Larry at AIW, he has heard nothing about this from Maison Ilan. To keep it short, his response was "AIW needs to talk with MI and find out how they are going to deal with the orders that
never made it here."
by SteveC
November 19th, 2015, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

So, Here is my answer from Maison Ilan. Now to see if this is what AIW is expecting ... rom: <zack@maison-ilan.com> Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 3:47 AM Subject: RE: 2012 Wines Were Not Delivered to AIW To: Steve Coyle, Ray Walker <ray@maison-ilan.com> Dear Steve, I'm sorry you have not yet received y...
by SteveC
November 18th, 2015, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 555703

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Not a single one of my 29 bottles of 2012 Maison Ilan wines were delivered to me or. it now appears to Adventures in Wine.

This flipping nightmare continues!!!
by SteveC
November 18th, 2015, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

Uggghhh. Just when you think you are out, they suck you back in. From: Larry Stein <larry@adventuresinwine.com> Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 4:12 PM Subject: RE: Shipping address for 2012 and 2013 Maison Ilan orders (IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ!) To: Steve Coyle Hi Steve, Unfortunately, your wine didn’t co...
by SteveC
November 18th, 2015, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

No sign of my 2012s yet! I just emailed Larry at AIW.
by SteveC
October 21st, 2015, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

I see that Maison Ilan sent a 10 pound package from San Pablo yesterday for Monday delivery. I have 29 bottles that I ordered from the 2012s, clearly this is just a few of those bottles.
by SteveC
October 19th, 2015, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 555703

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

So this will be my last post on the 2011s. I finally got my missing bottle of Le Chambertin. It arrived, (despite my best attempts by notifying both UPS and Maison Ilan that MI had shipped the wine to an old address and had never given me the heads-up that it was coming) at my old home address. Luck...
by SteveC
October 15th, 2015, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 555703

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

I will definitely be holding a NY offline where we compare the previously received bottle of 2011 Chambertin with the newly received bottle. (assuming I actually get it).
by SteveC
October 15th, 2015, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 555703

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Jorge Henriquez wrote:Steve, for future reference, 2kg = 4.2 pounds. So it was only 1 bottle from the start.
Thanks Jorge, I knew the conversion math, but not the weight of a bottle of wine. Now I do!
by SteveC
October 15th, 2015, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 555703

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

I received an email the other day, (not of course from MI -- That would indicate customer service), but from UPS. The email was completely in French. It informed me that a shipping label was being created for a shipment for a 2kg shipment from Maison Ilan. It didn't indicate what wines or when it wo...
by SteveC
October 6th, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

Has anyone been contacted by AIW about delivery of the 2012s? I have always had positive experiences when dealing with them, but Merrick said that we would be contacted on Monday. I haven't heard anything from them, have others?
by SteveC
October 6th, 2015, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

In my book nobody is a bad guy here Hank [cheers.gif] You have to be f-ing kidding me. In my opinion Ray Walker is not only a bad guy and a schmuck, he is a liar at best and likely a crook. Again, that is just my opinion, but it is one that is based on over five years of doing business with him and...
by SteveC
October 2nd, 2015, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

I am owed one bottle of Le Chambertin Grand Cru 2011 and 29 bottles of 2012. On the 2012's, I spent E2,484 alone. Maybe you would just roll over Hank. I have more than enough reason to be concerned. Plus, Ray has lied to me repeatedly and has failed to deliver again and again. Ray deserves all the h...
by SteveC
October 2nd, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78107

2012 Maison Ilan

The nightmare that is Maison Ilan and Ray can not end soon enough for me. Just when you think that you are out, they pull you back in.

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