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by Troy Stark
March 19th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 2365

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offer plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines - Updated

Any tasting notes for this wine? 100% Malo and 40% new oak might not be our style, but we do love Walter Scott wines.
by Troy Stark
March 19th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Cindy W a n wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Envoyer has probably the highest shipping per bottle rate from all the places I buy from.
I agree, but I also don't think they make any money on it.
by Troy Stark
March 18th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

2010 Beaune was nice. Wouldn't expect any notes on these wines as they all seem to be recent purchases by the domain.
by Troy Stark
March 10th, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 229641

Re: Official Costco Thread

2015 Chateau Labadie $12.99 in Tampa, FL. Very nice Cru Bourgeois. I think the MSRP on this is $24 and, honestly, it would be a good bottle of wine at that price. At $13 it's a steal. A little bit heavy on the new oak, but it's high quality, so no complaints. I would call this a modern style Bdx ble...
by Troy Stark
March 9th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 103
Views: 24711

Re: Wine Refrigerators

No experience with those, but I purchased 2 x Artevino III from Costco and couldn't be happier.
by Troy Stark
March 2nd, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I think they are probably offering landed stock from other importers
by Troy Stark
March 2nd, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

m. ristev wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 11:40 am
i guess they already have the long established reputation of providing 'deals' but since i have signed up i haven't seen a single tempting offer.
Was much better before the tariffs.
by Troy Stark
February 27th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1727
Views: 104108

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I'm considering doing the same.
by Troy Stark
February 27th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Not fantastic pricing on this cellar. I guess the Margaux and 90 rsv is ok.
The wines on that email are for people who live much differently than I do. [snort.gif]
by Troy Stark
February 21st, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1727
Views: 104108

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

From the 2019 Terry Theise Champagne Catalog (which I thankfully had saved on my phone since it's no longer available on the Skurnik site); Marc Hebrart may not be the "best" grower in Champagne, but no one is better. and about the BdB specifically; The very best "NV Blanc de Blanc" in this portfoli...
by Troy Stark
February 21st, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 64
Views: 6178

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

Was looking for the Theise catalogs and noticed the Skurnik site was scrubbed of any mention. Definitely seems like it wasn't amicable.
by Troy Stark
February 10th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Haha wow probably not as fast as you then, I usually have to gut-check whether I'm comfortable dropping a grand on back vintage burgundy, so maybe 15-20 minutes after it hits my inbox. Sometimes as long as half an hour. The best cellar stuff goes in minutes -- often 1 or 2 minutes. that’s why I lon...
by Troy Stark
February 5th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

So... did anyone get the Charles noellat mystery bottle? How is it? What is it? They have some more online now 2010 vintage My CT Note; As for this wine, it is good. Just what you'd expect from a nicely aged village level wine from a classic vintage. A touch of earth on the nose mingles with cranbe...
by Troy Stark
January 29th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 2456

Re: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?

Seeing as how the 1978 Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, at 30+ yo, is one of the greatest wines I've ever had, I'd go for that one. 1978 was a fantastic vintage in Rioja. It also happens to be my wife's birth year, so we've had a few bottles and can attest to the great ageability of the following produc...
by Troy Stark
January 29th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Shay h arnoy wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 9:21 pm
So... did anyone get the Charles noellat mystery bottle? How is it? What is it? They have some more online now 2010 vintage
I'll be receiving my bottles of the 2010 Beaune this week. I'll post a note when we pop one.
by Troy Stark
January 28th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc

Had a 1/2 bottle via coravin at Charlie Bird about 6 months ago... remember it being decent but nothing special and not worth the price. Asked others on the board a week or so ago and people seem to share that experience. Leagues below the '15 in quality. I'm starting to find this is true for many ...
by Troy Stark
January 24th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I think they are selling landed stock from other importers, which is why the prices seem higher. Almost nothing they've been offering has been pre-sale.
by Troy Stark
January 23rd, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8525

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 8:24 am
On reflection, Breton should be a Second. Anyone else concur?
Concur.
by Troy Stark
January 23rd, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

John J wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 12:30 pm
Anyone tried any of the 2014 Vincent et Sophie Morey Bourgogne Blanc?
Have some of their '14 1ers if you want to see if you like their style. We like them. That said, not sure if their bourg blanc will be better than the '16 Carillon at WPW after you add in shipping?
by Troy Stark
January 22nd, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76433

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Yeah hard pass at those prices.
by Troy Stark
January 22nd, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1314
Views: 76495

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 6:30 pm
Overall it’s completely useless for people in this thread to be arguing about markups and who pays when. The tariffs are the enemy, not each other.
Thank you. The issue about margins vs markup and who should pay what has been discussed ad nauseum in this thread. deadhorse
by Troy Stark
January 21st, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8525

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I was just poking around for more info on Sanzay and came across this (marketing) post by Ian Cauble. Yes, he's trying to sell the wines to his subscribers, but I think the information and description of the wines is spot on; https://www.sommselect.com/?product=ant ... -champigny
by Troy Stark
January 21st, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8525

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Antoine Sanzay - how do his wines compare to the other top producers? Since I first mentioned Sanzay in the thread, I'll give my perspective. Admittedly, I haven't tried all of the producers mentioned in this thread, nor is my sampling of Sanzay's wines particularly broad (a few different vintages ...
by Troy Stark
January 20th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1314
Views: 76495

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

jason stein wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 12:04 pm
This is great news. However, the potential tariffs over the Airbus dispute remain, right?
I'm reading this as no new tariffs in either case. I am guessing the current 25% tariffs will remain in place until the new trade accord is signed.
by Troy Stark
January 20th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8525

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Where would you place Antoine Sanzay? Personal favorite of ours.
by Troy Stark
January 15th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Caillerets
Replies: 20
Views: 1626

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 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1314
Views: 76495

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: 551

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: 551

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: 1993

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: 1993

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: 803

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: 7473
Views: 473034

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: 4482

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: 4595

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: 2508

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.

[rofl.gif]
by Troy Stark
January 2nd, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2508

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: 1403

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: 1403

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: 139
Views: 17082

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 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1314
Views: 76495

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: 63
Views: 3543

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 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1314
Views: 76495

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 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1314
Views: 76495

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: 4482

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: 1828
Views: 229641

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: 2984

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: 4850

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: 2984

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

I believe they are talking about the auction and the gala dinner.

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