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by mattcitrang
November 12th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

Hopefully it still alive come 2021.

One of my favorite events of the winter.
by mattcitrang
November 9th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 60
Views: 2296

Re: Shipping companies hates me

Albert R wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 4:55 am
I have 99% of my wine delivered to the local FedEx Store. They are great! During the holidays I get the manager and some staff if they have been there long enough gift cards.
What do you do for UPS shipments?
by mattcitrang
November 9th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Article on Pinot Blanc
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Nice Article on Pinot Blanc

Thanks, nice article.
by mattcitrang
November 9th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Article on Pinot Blanc
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Nice Article on Pinot Blanc

It is behind a paywall.
by mattcitrang
November 8th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 60
Views: 2296

Re: Shipping companies hates me

Business address v. private home. Big difference.

Many of these problems/complaints are localized to particular employees that don’t care about their job and just want to finish their route ASAP.
by mattcitrang
November 6th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 17
Views: 1173

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

Kirk.Grant wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 5:21 am
Did I miss the release and sale of the 2017 Goodfellow Bersker Cuvee?? I've never tried their wines...but I'd certainly be interested to try it.
BD#10 - at the end of the offer

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by mattcitrang
October 31st, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GaryVee Wine Club
Replies: 82
Views: 8847

Re: GaryVee Wine Club

Wine Text is their choice for their sales now. yup, hitting the Millenial market hard, as texting is their preferred method of communication Agreed. I signed up a few days ago, but other than a 2014 Ideology Reserve cab today for $75 (I did not buy), they've all been lower priced, daily drinker kin...
by mattcitrang
October 31st, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GaryVee Wine Club
Replies: 82
Views: 8847

Re: GaryVee Wine Club

Wine Text is their choice for their sales now.
by mattcitrang
October 31st, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 100
Views: 7834

Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Email just arrived- "Thanks very much to all who have reached out to check in with us during the Kincade Fire. We are southeast of the fire, so our winery and tasting room operations have been unaffected other than power outages (and sending this release save the date out a few days later than norma...
by mattcitrang
October 31st, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441442

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

My past experience was that I got my moneys worth for a mystery pack. A few times there was a dog or two. All in all not terribly bad. Good if you want to try something you would probably never consider buying.
by mattcitrang
October 31st, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441442

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

good luck, at least shipping weather is upon us.
by mattcitrang
October 29th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 51
Views: 3082

Re: '16 MacD ship date

UPS dropped mine off yesterday. East coast also.
by mattcitrang
October 22nd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 63
Views: 1937

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Mount Tam & Red Hawk from Cowgirl Creamery.
by mattcitrang
October 21st, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6257

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

The environmental elephant in the room here is that we're wine drinkers. There are roughly 29,000 square miles of wine grapevines planted world-wide. That's a space roughly the size of South Carolina, not including the accompanying facilities to make the wines themselves. How much better would the ...
by mattcitrang
October 10th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 60
Views: 4110

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

Offer for Cabs is live now.
by mattcitrang
October 7th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 60
Views: 4110

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

Yes, email arrived today. I think they stagger the releases so if you're newer on the list it could hit you next week(?). Not sure though. It's not newer. I've been purchasing Ceritas for 5 or 6 years. I think it's on volume. offers go out to the larger buyers first. BTW what was the price for that.
by mattcitrang
October 7th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 60
Views: 4110

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

AlexS wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 11:30 am
Yes, email arrived today. I think they stagger the releases so if you're newer on the list it could hit you next week(?). Not sure though.
It's not newer. I've been purchasing Ceritas for 5 or 6 years. I think it's on volume. offers go out to the larger buyers first.
by mattcitrang
October 7th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 60
Views: 4110

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

Love the Ceritas Cabernet, been buying since the 2012 vintage and it's just a lovely wine with each release...in for 4 but considering going back for my other 2 after seeing the positive notes. is this offer open for purchase yet? My email said Oct. 10, but I know they have an A list that goes out ...
by mattcitrang
October 4th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 228
Views: 23690

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

Turtle and The Wolf gets my recommendation. Dined there several times and attended an offline there. Great food and atmosphere. You won’t be disappointed.
by mattcitrang
October 2nd, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 Cepparello vs '16 Tignanello
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: '16 Cepparello vs '16 Tignanello

How do these 2 wines compare in price?
by mattcitrang
October 1st, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 520
Views: 29125

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Casey Hartlip wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 12:17 pm
That's late harvest Riesling for desert wine. Shriveled berries are 35-40 brix.
Ok, it’s intentional. Thanks for your patience.
by mattcitrang
October 1st, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 520
Views: 29125

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Casey Hartlip wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 10:49 am
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It's rotten Riesling day!
Maybe a dumb question but why bother picking that? Can some of it be salvaged?
by mattcitrang
September 27th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Box-wine and Camping
Replies: 51
Views: 1969

Re: Box-wine and Camping

JG Salazar wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 11:43 am
This won't help you in SF, but Sweden has an amazing variety of boxed wines. Plenty of options at the Systembolaget when I was there for midsommar, including great boxes from dudes like Josef Leitz. Still room for growth in the US...
Are you a principle of USQ or an employee?
by mattcitrang
September 26th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441442

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

Anderson`s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve Napa Valley 2015 @$69 fs on 2.

From what I canfind this is a decent price for the Estate bottling.
by mattcitrang
September 24th, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,
Replies: 14
Views: 941

Re: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,

Besides Goodfellow I had another Oregon winery ship their Pinot also. First time purchases for both, not a good way to start.
by mattcitrang
September 22nd, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st All Full !!
Replies: 62
Views: 3093

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 9th

Thomas Rippe wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 1:50 pm
Oh, oh, will the Yankees have a playoff game on Wed. night?!
Not on the 9th. It’s Yom Kippur.
by mattcitrang
September 16th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441442

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

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 11:26 am
JonathanG wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Wow that Altesino 2013 Brunello went fast. Glad I saw the email when it came out, was in for 6. Think that was up for less than an hour!
How much was it? I like altesino
$42 FS on 3
by mattcitrang
September 14th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441442

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

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 8:18 pm
For the first time, last bottle shipped without checking in. Temps in the 80s here in Pittsburgh all weekend and all week...
Are these marathon purchases?
by mattcitrang
September 12th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 53
Views: 3459

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

SeanHarding wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 1:49 pm
I just signed up for the list and picked up some Chard (hey, thanks for posting this thread Matt, because otherwise I wouldn't have known about the release!).
👍
by mattcitrang
September 12th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ancillary Cellars 2017 release schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Ancillary Cellars 2017 release schedule

Some of my favorites from Mike Smith & Mark Carter As stated in their email “We are pleased to announce the long awaited release schedule for ancillary cellar’s 2017 Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. For this release we are offering two distinct and unique pinots: a racy pinot from the Sun Chase Vineyard...
by mattcitrang
September 11th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 53
Views: 3459

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

As a general matter, when I receive an email with an offer from a producer from whom I previously purchased, I often pull a bottle and check on an older wine to see if I still want to purchase. Does their wine still provide pleasure, intrigue, interest? In this case, I pulled the last of my 2011 Ku...
by mattcitrang
September 11th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: NYC 2016 Barbaresco Tasting on 10/21
Replies: 20
Views: 2052

Re: PSA: NYC 2016 Barbaresco Tasting on 10/21

Description from email Just by itself, the prospect of tasting 40-50 of the best 2016 wines from Barbaresco would have me lining up. There are plenty of famous names on the list, and - thanks to Walter's demanding palate - some exciting discoveries as well. Add a copy of the new "World Atlas of Wine...
by mattcitrang
September 10th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1145

Re: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

larry schaffer wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 10:17 am
Seems quite reasonably priced compared to so many other recent releases posted on here from Napa . . .
Can’t agree more.
by mattcitrang
September 5th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 53
Views: 3459

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

Offer is live now. Order placed.
by mattcitrang
September 4th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FranceCave Shipping Damage
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: FranceCave Shipping Damage

Did it arrive with that damage?

Did the delivery crew cause the damage?
by mattcitrang
September 4th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1145

2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

Here's another one. They just keep coming. Caterwaul Wines 2017 Caterwaul WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE RELEASE OF OUR 2017 CATERWAUL CABERNET SAUVIGNONS WILL BEGIN NEXT WEEK, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH AT 9 AM PST. AS IN THE PAST, THIS RELEASE IS VIA EMAIL ONLY. AT THE TIME THE OFFER BECOMES LIVE...
by mattcitrang
September 3rd, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 53
Views: 3459

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

grouphug
by mattcitrang
September 3rd, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 53
Views: 3459

Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

Dear Kutch Mailing List Member: We would like to alert you that beginning on Thursday, September 5th, we will release our final four wines from the 2017 vintage: 2017 McDougall Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir The Prince of Pinot, Rusty 95 Points Vinous, Antonio Galloni 95 Points View from the Cellar, ...
by mattcitrang
September 3rd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 61
Views: 4489

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

Must be fix, no problem here.
by mattcitrang
August 28th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 61
Views: 4489

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

I’m looking forward to this offer.
by mattcitrang
August 22nd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441442

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

Stone the Crows and now Joslyn.
by mattcitrang
August 22nd, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441442

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

Probably not normal activity for you. If only that were true [rofl.gif] Actually, upon talking with the CC company, there was no decline. I think it might've just been an artifact of the phone app I was using when the wine was actually sold out. Seems the desktop is far superior to the app when you...
by mattcitrang
August 22nd, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441442

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

Multiple purchases from an online vendor. Probably not normal activity for you.
by mattcitrang
August 18th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release
Replies: 32
Views: 1724

Re: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release

Maybe not their full line but a wide choice of current releases. Email offer from a NY supplier. Arnot Roberts, Napa Valley Ribolla Gialla Vare Vineyard, 2017 $46.99 $37.49 Arnot Roberts, Sonoma Valley Old Vine White Heinstein Vineyard, 2017 $46.99 $39.99 Arnot Roberts, Syrah Clary Ranch, 2017 $69.9...
by mattcitrang
August 14th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2040

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

If regular shipping is $40-50 anyway, and you live in a place like south Florida which is not good for shipping year round, the upcharge, particularly for a high ticket wine like Spottswoode, sounds well worth it. Not when the final leg is on a truck without refer. I negates the whole process if th...
by mattcitrang
August 14th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2040

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

I don't know why more wineries don't utilize them... shipping door to door $70/case. If regular shipping is $40-50 anyway, and you live in a place like south Florida which is not good for shipping year round, the upcharge, particularly for a high ticket wine like Spottswoode, sounds well worth it. ...

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