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by BuzzH
October 19th, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS locally Boston: Sauternes
Replies: 1
Views: 419

FS locally Boston: Sauternes

Metrowest Boston

`03 Suduiraut 750 6 @ $45
`11 Rayne-Vigneau 375 6 @ $28
`11 Lafaurie-Peyraguey 375 6 @ $26
`11 Raymond-Lafon 375 6 @ $28
`09 Raymond-Lafon 375 6 @ $26
`11 Doise-Daene 375 6 @ $28

Would consider trades.

Buzz
by BuzzH
December 5th, 2017, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Auction question
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Auction question

Took a refund. Only deal they were willing to make was what it was going to cost them for the original and return shipping, $60. What I found interesting was their contention: "I am writing to alert you that I spoke to Property Manager and it was confirmed that only the 750 ml bottles are available....
by BuzzH
October 11th, 2017, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Auction question
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Auction question

Read the other thread. No need to reply unless with something specific to terms of an auction. Thanks Corey.
by BuzzH
October 11th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Auction question
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Auction question

Recently won a lot of six 2012 Faiveley Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs-Gain 1.5 L. Credit card has been charged. Received shipment today of six 750 ml. of the above. Called auction house today and they are going to look into the problem to see if a mistake was made. Based on wine-searcher que...
by BuzzH
September 22nd, 2016, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Craigslist wine
Replies: 46
Views: 4587

Craigslist wine

Dale Bowers wrote:What's the vintage on the Latour?
1937 "wine been in basement since new"
by BuzzH
September 22nd, 2016, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Craigslist wine
Replies: 46
Views: 4587

Craigslist wine

Figure this thread is as good a place as any for this: http://worcester.craigslist.org/clt/5759565782.html I offered $20 for both just to see if there would be a response. Reply was "get real" so perhaps seller has some idea as to what these are or what he is purporting them to be. Asked if he would...
by BuzzH
April 16th, 2016, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Age of NV Champagne?
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Age of NV Champagne?

Is there a way to determine the age of non vintage bottles of Champagne assuming that there is finite shelf life for those in the $30-50 range? The bottles being considered are on offer at auction so I do not have access to the labels.

Thanks
by BuzzH
February 10th, 2016, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Christie's web page?
Replies: 0
Views: 1163

Christie's web page?

Is it my imagination or did Christie's online auction page become harder to use. For general browsing they offer only two options, "load more" or "show all". If memory serves me you used to be able to page through the listing 20, 40 or 60 lots at a time. The "show all" takes 75 seconds to load on a ...
by BuzzH
June 19th, 2015, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online auction reserves?
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Online auction reserves?

Can someone in the know explain what purpose is served by starting opening bids at 50-60 percent of the reserve price? I have participated in auctions at four houses and if I recall only one of them does this.
by BuzzH
March 17th, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Madeira storage?
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Madeira storage?

Thank you very much Ned!
by BuzzH
March 17th, 2015, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Madeira storage?
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Madeira storage?

While doing some reading on Madeira on wikipedia I came across this image:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeira_wi ... adeira.jpg

which struck me as odd.

At the risk of looking like a dunce, does anyone know why the bottles are stored upright?
by BuzzH
January 14th, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Massachusetts Ends Direct Shipping Ban?
Replies: 45
Views: 2748

Massachusetts Ends Direct Shipping Ban?

I've been envious of all the folks who were able to take advantage of Berserkers Day. Hey Todd any chance of having the participants let us know if they ship to Mass?
by BuzzH
March 13th, 2014, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOW real auction eye opener
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

WOW real auction eye opener

more typical than not for fees to both buyers and sellers. Even places like Winebid are both buyers/sellers. Heritage is one of the very few auction houses that don't have seller fees.[/quote]

Curious about items other than wine, antiques etc.
by BuzzH
March 13th, 2014, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOW real auction eye opener
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

WOW real auction eye opener

Doesn't seem like there is much incentive to sell if these numbers are correct. Case of 2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste currently offered at $600-900. Best WS price $1008. Assuming that one would not pay more at auction than at retail, maximum bid price $771.12. After paying sellers premium seller recieves $...
by BuzzH
March 13th, 2014, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOW real auction eye opener
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

WOW real auction eye opener

Buzz, out of curiosity, what auction terms would be acceptable to you? Well to be honest I am not sure I know. I had assumed that the fees were charged either to the buyer or seller but not both since I had seen some wine auctions where there was no buyers premium charged. Granted I had never check...
by BuzzH
March 13th, 2014, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOW real auction eye opener
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

WOW real auction eye opener

For what it is worth. The auction house drop off/ pick up point is a retailer 8 miles from where I live. They have all the paper work there. This Saturday I will be picking up items that I won at their last auction. So it seemed fairly simple, simpler than trying to list in CC and risk breaking some...
by BuzzH
March 12th, 2014, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOW real auction eye opener
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

WOW real auction eye opener

OK I'm sorry I posted. I really didn't want start a discussion about the merits of the wine being auctionable but rather the commision fees being charged by the house. As I have since found a thread on this subject this one really doesn't need to be here. Todd please feel free to delete it. Thanks A...
by BuzzH
March 12th, 2014, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOW real auction eye opener
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

WOW real auction eye opener

I decided I wanted to unload a case of 03 Pio Cesare Barolo that I didn't particular care for so I contacted the local auction house to see if they would accept the wine. They wrote back saying they would and told me that there would be a 20% fee plus 1.5% insurrance fee. I naively wrote back asking...
by BuzzH
November 8th, 2013, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recorking older bottles?
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Recorking older bottles?

If the old corks come out cleanly ( I have one of those bladed removers that seems to work well most of the time) it should take less than a minute to get a new cork inserted. If the old cork does not cooperate then there may be other things to consider such as whether to decant and rebottle and per...
by BuzzH
November 8th, 2013, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recorking older bottles?
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Recorking older bottles?

Any reason not to replace a leaky cork on say, an older bottle of port? I have a corker as part of my home vinting operation. Can buy quality corks down the street. I don't intend to sell the wine. I have read that this is done along with topping up on high end Bordeaux. Was looking at an auction lo...
by BuzzH
November 6th, 2013, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too late to ship from WA to RI?
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Is it too late to ship from WA to RI?

For what it is worth. we just came off 4 days of low to sub 20's mornings and there was supposed to be a major snow storm in the upper midwest so I was a bit paranoid. All looks good now.
by BuzzH
November 6th, 2013, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too late to ship from WA to RI?
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Is it too late to ship from WA to RI?

Thanks all, wines are on their way.
by BuzzH
November 5th, 2013, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too late to ship from WA to RI?
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Is it too late to ship from WA to RI?

Worried about temperature. Purchased futures back in May, totally forgot until looking at old emails, called today to hear wine was in (don't know for how long). Plan on FedEx ground otherwise deal not so good.

Thanks
by BuzzH
September 17th, 2013, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1294973

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Eric says "Some counterfeiters pierce the bottom of the bottle, empty it, drink the wine and fill the bottle back with another wine with a syringe. They close it up again and the trick is invisible.". Does anyone know the mechanics of that? Do they drill a tiny hole? How do they fill it later? And ...
by BuzzH
September 12th, 2013, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Retailers - Your web sites - Do you lov'em or hat'em
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Retailers - Your web sites - Do you lov'em or hat'em

Something else that just caught my attention is that it might just be impossible to find the phantom wines unless you know the name of the wine itself because if the search is too broad and the database returns more than 250 you get this message. - 5898 results found. First 250 results are shown; pl...
by BuzzH
September 12th, 2013, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Retailers - Your web sites - Do you lov'em or hat'em
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Retailers - Your web sites - Do you lov'em or hat'em

Could it be that there are other categories such as sparkling and fortified? There is another field "Still/Sparkling" and yet another "Dessert/Fortified" but I would be surprised if all 3778 fit either of these categories. The issue became apparent to me when I did a search on the key word "Chidain...
by BuzzH
September 12th, 2013, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Retailers - Your web sites - Do you lov'em or hat'em
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Retailers - Your web sites - Do you lov'em or hat'em

I can fully appreciate that maintaining an up to date web site inventory is daunting especially if the data needs to be entered manually and there is no connection to the register. That said how high a priority is it to make sure the data is accurate? I recently discovered shopping at a high end wel...
by BuzzH
June 20th, 2013, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction wine prices $30-$100
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Auction wine prices $30-$100

Because I got a late start to buying wine prior to the day of consumption I have turned to auctions to find some older vintages ($30-$70 range) to fill out the "Cellar". It is my understanding that short of the wine being obviously not the wine described and it turns out to be cooked or corked the ...
by BuzzH
June 20th, 2013, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction wine prices $30-$100
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Auction wine prices $30-$100

Because I got a late start to buying wine prior to the day of consumption I have turned to auctions to find some older vintages ($30-$70 range) to fill out the "Cellar". It is my understanding that short of the wine being obviously not the wine described and it turns out to be cooked or corked the b...
by BuzzH
June 19th, 2013, 5:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Chivas Royal Salute 21
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Chivas Royal Salute 21

Brent, Sorry, it is being offered at auction. Was asking more for specifics of known problems rather than whether it would be possible to screw with the scotch. What made me leery was that it seems that most of the listings had a starting bid of 80% of lowest Wine Searcher retail while this was 30-40%
by BuzzH
June 18th, 2013, 8:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Chivas Royal Salute 21
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Chivas Royal Salute 21

Any reason I should be concerned about 3 bottles on offer for about 35% of lowest Wine Searcher price? Have not inspected but are supposedly in original boxes.
by BuzzH
June 18th, 2013, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Restaurant Recs in New Port R.I.
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Wine and Restaurant Recs in New Port R.I.

Having grown up in Newport '50 - '91 and visited regularly since then I can say that most of the recommendations are or at least were spot on. Another to consider would be the Canfield House which I went to a couple of months ago and had a very nice meal. That said MAKE RESERVATIONS. It will be pack...
by BuzzH
June 17th, 2013, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charlie Trotter's sued for selling fake DRC
Replies: 242
Views: 47614

Charlie Trotter's sued for selling fake DRC

So who in the heck did Trotter get the bottle from then?!?!?!? Or perhaps the question shoud be, where did Adventures in Wine get the bottle, since their name is affixed to the back, unless of course that label is fake. Has there been a statement from them? Is this the same Adventures in Wine? http...
by BuzzH
June 7th, 2013, 8:49 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 116
Views: 14946

Worcester

Pomir Grill
Afghan
http://pomirgrill.com/
Have not tried it but have seen good reviews.

Caffe Espresso Trattoria
Italian
http://www.ctrattoria.com/
Eaten there once and found it to be for the most part pretty good. Tiramisu was disappointing.
by BuzzH
May 24th, 2013, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pardon my paranoia, Sauternes
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Pardon my paranoia, Sauternes

Greg, Thanks for your reply. I will definitely look into some of the other options and you are absolutely correct that taste is subjective and I may in fact enjoy some of these earlier. But I am hoping that the post, rather than turning to a debate on drinking windows, addresses the question of whet...
by BuzzH
May 24th, 2013, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pardon my paranoia, Sauternes
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Pardon my paranoia, Sauternes

I have recently discovered the wonderful world of Sauterenes/Barsac with a 2005 Suduiraut. After that first tasting I immediately decided that I needed to increase my stock and ordered some 09 and 11. But these don't provide drinkable wine for the near term so I am now faced with the problem of find...
by BuzzH
March 18th, 2013, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Legality of private sales
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Re: Legality of private sales

Alcohol is a controlled substance. This is not a yard sale. Except that I can purchase alcohol and give it to someone without any problems as long they are of legal drinking age. So it would seem there is greater concern for control if money changes hands and then only if there is no tax being coll...
by BuzzH
March 18th, 2013, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Legality of private sales
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Re: Legality of private sales

Well if it is sales tax being collected then perhaps it is not an issue here in Massachusetts since there is no sales tax, excise yes, on liquor? Do you suppose that sites like Ebay and Craig's List should be collecting sales tax? Should everyone who runs a yard sale be collectiong sales tax? I can ...
by BuzzH
March 18th, 2013, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Legality of private sales
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Re: Legality of private sales

Assuming that the sole purpose of state licensing is to make sure that the sale of alcohol is closely tracked so that the states can collect their revenues. ( and yes to protect our children). If the product is then resold "legally" is it taxed again? Are auction houses collecting taxes? If not, the...
by BuzzH
March 11th, 2013, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Legality of private sales
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Legality of private sales

Does anyone know of a site with state by state summary of information regarding legality of the resale of wine by consumers? If this has already been covered please move this post to that thread or delete.
by BuzzH
February 13th, 2013, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: ARRRG Help
Replies: 1
Views: 636

ARRRG Help

Anyone.

20 minutes writing and editing a post. Clicked submit and found I was logged out. Logged back in and no post. What happened?
by BuzzH
February 5th, 2013, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Retailer not so funnies
Replies: 14
Views: 2508

Re: Retailer not so funnies

It was three different wines. Although frustrated by the most recent order falling through I am not surprised. These were instances of "If it sounds to good to be true it probably is". I realise that real time inventory tracking is beyond the budgets of 99% of the retailers with on-line presence and...
by BuzzH
February 4th, 2013, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Retailer not so funnies
Replies: 14
Views: 2508

Retailer not so funnies

Three orders placed with three different retailers over the past six months. Orders confirmed by email and then told not available or wrong item sent. Should I call the retailer first, ask them to take a photo of the item and send it to me before placing the order? How about a topic for tracking ret...
by BuzzH
November 8th, 2012, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Port advice
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Port advice

The first bottle of a 2005 Niepoort Vintage Port I opened had a very strong smell of wet cardboard. I am now concerned that the rest of the case may have a problem but do not want to open another bottle to check in case I can return them (waiting to hear from the out of state retailer). Anyone have ...
by BuzzH
June 13th, 2012, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opening older bottles?
Replies: 21
Views: 724

Opening older bottles?

Obviously when opening a bottle it must be upright but do you stand your older bottles upright before opening to allow settling of sediment that may have been disturbed when the bottle was moved and if so for how long? Any rule fo thumb, one day for each five years of age for instance? Anyone done a...
by BuzzH
May 29th, 2012, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Pricing question
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Pricing question

I am hoping to understand why pricing can vary so much from one retailer to another. This involves an '09 Bordeaux. Retailers in the same state 50 miles apart. Price difference $40 vs. $85. On the face of it it would seem that the higher priced retailer believes his customers either don't care or ar...
by BuzzH
May 21st, 2012, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Do You Post Your Prices Online?
Replies: 20
Views: 2576

Re: Do You Post Your Prices Online?

Biggest con for having a web presence with online prices is that consumers will see that you're charging sustantially more than other retailers. Biggest pro for having a web presence with online prices is that consumers will see that you're charging sustantially less than other retailers. After disc...
by BuzzH
January 22nd, 2012, 7:48 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Shipping to MA consumers
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

The two bills and their status

"Filed"
http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/House/H01883

"Referred to committee"
http://www.malegislature.gov/bills/187/house/h01029

And the committees

http://www.malegislature.gov/Committees/Joint/J17

Both bills seem to be held up in the House side.
by BuzzH
January 20th, 2012, 6:23 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Shipping to MA consumers
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: Shipping to MA consumers

Fedex seems clear on it. http://www.fedex.com/us/international/wine-shipping/get-started/who-can-ship.html Under the Licensee to Licensee Both shipper and recipient must be licensed wholesalers, distributors, dealers, manufacturers, retailers or importers. Shipments can move via FedEx Express®, FedE...

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