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by Troy Stark
January 15th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Caillerets
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Caillerets

dcornutt wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 2:23 am
This wine is better than PYCMs to me. Just a data point however.
Agreed. I prefer their wines over PYCM and think they are vastly underrated, which makes them quite a good value compared to other producers from C-M/P-M/St. Aubin.
by Troy Stark
January 14th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1118
Views: 58101

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I have already found Oregon pinot noir to be a good substitute for Burgundy for my personal preferences, though surely many disagree. I've had less success with replacing Chablis and white Burgundy. Try Adelsheim from 2016 forward. The assistant WM, who is in charge of their Chard, is a personal fr...
by Troy Stark
January 13th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charles Noëllat
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Charles Noëllat

As with a lot of negotiants, probably not. Since they are trying to relaunch the label, maybe they will be more forthcoming? Try emailing them if you can find contact info?
by Troy Stark
January 13th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charles Noëllat
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Charles Noëllat

The family sold all the vineyards is what I understand, but kept the label, which they have recently resurrected to sell purchased wines. See here for more info: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=150626&start=1100#p2855466
by Troy Stark
January 11th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer
Replies: 30
Views: 1945

Re: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer

https://www.salestaxhandbook.com/washington/alcohol The 6.5% sales tax wouldn't affect the retail cost. The federal excise tax applies to every state. The WA excise tax of 87c oer gallon is the only WA specific tax that would affect the final retail list price. 5 bottles in a gallon means this tax r...
by Troy Stark
January 10th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer
Replies: 30
Views: 1945

Re: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer

Why not? I searched and found a thread on the topic I wanted to discuss. Damned if you search, damned if you don't. :) I ordered from them once because I wanted to try a wine that only they were importing. I found their customer service, packaging and accompanying materials really well done. That s...
by Troy Stark
January 9th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean Rouge
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: TN: 2015 Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean Rouge

Let's assume someone had a lead on this wine at $42/btl. Case buy???
by Troy Stark
January 9th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7404
Views: 458840

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

1x NV Gardet premier cru Champagne Blanc de Noir - I know nothing about champagne and am hoping to do some blanc de noir vs blanc de blanc comparisons. I don't think I even like sparkling wine but my wife does so maybe I can pay more attention to it. Your preference for BdN vs BdB will largely depe...
by Troy Stark
January 8th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 38
Views: 4341

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

I remember liking some Brouilly but DuBoeuf seemed to be the Bronco Wine of France, so I gave up. That's what most people seem to think. Most people are wrong. https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/farewell-to-the-man-who-built-beaujolais?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=202001...
by Troy Stark
January 2nd, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4474

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

We have a one year old and my wife stands a very serious chance of losing her job as she works for a small distributor whose portfolio is focused mostly on European wines. Yes, they have a few random SKUs from the US and the Southern Hemisphere, but 90% of her sales are European wines. I have submit...
by Troy Stark
January 2nd, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2351

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

Howard Cooper wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 3:38 am
My issue is that a lot of them still taste young and do I take a chance with trying to age a few of them longer.
I wouldn't risk it. Best bet is to sell off whatever you can't drink in the next 6 months, ideally to me.

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by Troy Stark
January 2nd, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2351

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

OK, this is fun. For me, especially in the case of California, “consumed” might mean sold. Need to continue getting rid of CA wines and probably should purchase more from Italy, Germany, Alsace, and the Loire. Region | Cellar | Purchases | Consumed Burgundy | 23.9% | 36.2% | 14.7% California | 15.5%...
by Troy Stark
December 27th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Burgundy Dinner with the Chevaliers du Tastevin
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: TN: Burgundy Dinner with the Chevaliers du Tastevin

You do have to be invited by a current member, then pass a quiz on Burgundy. I think it matters a lot where you live. In a small city like Albany, NY, we are always looking for new members. In a big city like NYC, I think you have to wait for someone to die to get in, then have lots of money. Thank...
by Troy Stark
December 27th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Burgundy Dinner with the Chevaliers du Tastevin
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: TN: Burgundy Dinner with the Chevaliers du Tastevin

Dumb question - how does one join a local Chevaliers du Tastevin chapter? I'm guessing it's an invite-only type of thing? Maybe also an "if you have to ask..." type of thing???
by Troy Stark
December 27th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 132
Views: 15131

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

Company my wife works for distributes these, so thanks for the recommendation. I think they're still on 14...
by Troy Stark
December 27th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1118
Views: 58101

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Wow, that's crazy. A small tariff on chemicals and pharmaceuticals would definitely achieve the same result, but David is right - no political statement would be made. Form over function, I guess...
by Troy Stark
December 26th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 59
Views: 2996

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

Howard Cooper wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 7:44 pm
One of my favorites that has not been mentioned is Jouan.
+1
by Troy Stark
December 26th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1118
Views: 58101

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Nola, that is why I suggested a focus on different items rather than flat-out opposition to the tariffs. I believe the tariffs will happen. My thought is to put the target on other items and propose a solution to address the concern I raised, though I’m not particularly optimistic. Serious question...
by Troy Stark
December 18th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1118
Views: 58101

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

On the subject of Total Wine increasing prices pre-tariff, a quick data point (based on some wines we purchased there before prices went up vs what they are priced ar now) makes it seem to me they are increasing prices by 50% now so they don't have to increase them by 100% later. Example is a couple...
by Troy Stark
December 17th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 38
Views: 4341

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

J a y H a c k wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 5:42 am
I remember liking some Brouilly but DuBoeuf seemed to be the Bronco Wine of France, so I gave up.
That's what most people seem to think. Most people are wrong.
by Troy Stark
December 8th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210776

Re: Official Costco Thread

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Ken Strauss wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 6:35 am
Davie,Fl.

Sassicaia 2016 199.99

Finally Dom 2008 but at 158.99
Same as Boca Costco
And Tampa
by Troy Stark
December 6th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2907

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

Dinesh Goyal wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 10:38 am
Rich, that’s really helpful.
+1
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4782

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 2:40 pm
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LOL. [snort.gif]
[rofl.gif]

Has Envoyer shippped to you already? I'm still waiting for the all clear to ship to Tampa.
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2907

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

I believe they are talking about the auction and the gala dinner.
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2907

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

alan weinberg wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 11:02 am
People are very generous and I’m sure 09 DRC would be well-received. I wouldn’t bring Beaujolais or Bourgogne!
Unfortunately, not DRC, but rather Hudelot-Noellat. Sounds like they would be fine. Still undecided on whether we will go.
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2907

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

i.e. ~$700 per pour, depending on how much value you place on the food... O-o
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2907

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

John Chapman wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 9:53 am
I saw that the Roumier dinner is already sold out.
That's crazy. I guess there's no shortage of rich people who love Burgundy. :)
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2907

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

If you go to the auction, bring GREAT wine otherwise you will feel foolish when others at your table are opening bottles and sharing and you have nothing to share. FIFY What constitutes great? I assume by "great" what you really mean is "expensive," but correct me if I'm wrong. If I'm correct, woul...
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2907

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

John Morris wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 7:23 am
Sorry. I was in a flippant mood. [cheers.gif]
No harm, no foul. champagne.gif
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2907

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

No - no expectation that you bid. Many people go to just be in the room and many people bid in the room or are bidding for others or place their bids in advance. You could be sitting by somebody who winds up spending a few million and they have never raised their paddle. If you see something you li...
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2907

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

Then someone isn't in tune with the market. It might be you, or it might be the winning bidders. Yes, of course that's true. Widgets are worth what someone is willing to pay for them, right? My question was more about whether there's an expectation that you bid on and win something if you're attend...
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2907

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

We have questions! Wife and I are considering going for our anniversary, which is on 3/7. Wondering whether we should head up to NYC and make a weekend out of it. Bonus is free babysitting as my sister-in-law lives there. Things we're wondering; 1. Is the Grand Tasting worth it? Walk around tastings...
by Troy Stark
December 5th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Speaking of Winebid...
Replies: 33
Views: 3454

Re: Speaking of Winebid...

Then there can be a bit of a lull as the game of chicken sets in. Thanks for the great feedback, Tom. Really good stuff. The "game of chicken" comment really hit home. Funny thing about the game is that people can actually lose in another way; the prices can actually GO UP in subsequent weeks. This...
by Troy Stark
December 4th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66570

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Scratch that, I did. $309 for the MdT 1er. Way too steep for me, especially since I purchased the 14 from Envoyer for ~250.
by Troy Stark
December 3rd, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66570

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

ykwon wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 6:59 pm
That Raveneau offer...
Did not receive...
by Troy Stark
December 3rd, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66570

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Scott Brunson wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 4:08 pm

No confirmation for me yet
Finally got my confirmation. Was pretty sure I'd get some as I responded within 1 min of receiving the offer.
by Troy Stark
November 30th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11493

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

Cain
Savage Grace
Marc Colin
La Gerla
Giscours
by Troy Stark
November 27th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66570

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Troy Stark wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Charles Noellat Beaune 2010 for $25? Yes, please.
I can't find it in CellarTracker, and I'm afraid to add it...
Seems to be a negotiant bottle they purchased from someone as a one off. If it's not in there by the time I take delivery, I'll add it.
by Troy Stark
November 27th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Speaking of Winebid...
Replies: 33
Views: 3454

Re: Speaking of Winebid...

Andrew M wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 11:56 am
What are you selling? Any good champs?
Champs? No way! [snort.gif]

Selling some wines I bought before I knew what I really liked. Mostly big, extracted wines that we have no interest in drinking.
by Troy Stark
November 27th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Speaking of Winebid...
Replies: 33
Views: 3454

Speaking of Winebid...

So, I decided to try to sell some wine for the first time ever and went with Winebid. Communication and logistics have been top-notch. My wines are now live and I have questions for people who have used Winebid before; 1. Is it normal to obsessively check your sales page ever 2.6 minutes? 2. Do wine...
by Troy Stark
November 27th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: My DRC and Rousseau
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: WTT: My DRC and Rousseau

I have one bottle of 2009 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Echezeaux I might be willing to trade if that's of any interest. Feel free to PM.
by Troy Stark
November 26th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66570

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

OK, this explains it best I think; https://www.winex.com/blog/2019/03/17/another-red-burgundy-cellar-treasure-noellat-returns-with-a-silky-2000-santenay-clos-genet/ Just a couple of weeks ago we introduced you to our newest source for incredibly-priced, perfectly-aged cellar treasure Burgundies, Cha...
by Troy Stark
November 26th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66570

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Charles Noellat Beaune 2010 for $25? Yes, please. A wine that has never been entered into CT. That doesn't happen often. Not saying that means anything, just interesting. Anyone shed light on this bottling? Ah, I see what you're saying now - No vintage entered, ever. Yes, strange. You'd think somew...
by Troy Stark
November 26th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66570

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Charles Noellat Beaune 2010 for $25? Yes, please. A wine that has never been entered into CT. That doesn't happen often. Not saying that means anything, just interesting. Anyone shed light on this bottling? From the offer, I think this probably explains it; Domaine Charles Noellat sold the majority...
by Troy Stark
November 26th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66570

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Charles Noellat Beaune 2010 for $25? Yes, please.
by Troy Stark
November 22nd, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210776

Re: Official Costco Thread

I guess we'll see if he gets sued for libel...
by Troy Stark
November 18th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils

Finished the bottle, after 3 days in the fridge. May have been even better.
by Troy Stark
November 18th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 4849

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

My wife is WSET level 3 and sells wine for a living, so she gets to pull whatever the hell she wants. :D #blessed
by Troy Stark
November 16th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils

Thanks for the feedback, everyone.

As a further update on the 2015 Bourgogne, it really opened up and transformed into quite a nice bottle, especially given the price (was maybe $25 shipped?).

Have a couple bottles of their 2010 Corton. Am tempted to open one now to see how it is.
by Troy Stark
November 15th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils

Popped a bottle of 2015 Pierre Bourée Fils Bourgogne Rouge. First bottle ever from this producer. Nice and light style, good acidity. Doesn't wow, but certainly passable. The very, very faintest hint of bandaid on the nose suggests Brett could be an issue in the future. So, tell me about this produc...

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