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by YacobovE
August 4th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6568

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 9:54 am
Who’s got the best email address? So far I got no offer.
Use link in save the date to access offer
by YacobovE
August 4th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6568

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

Anyone know the cost for the mag box? As a wishlist only option the price shown is $0 (feels a little too good to be true)
by YacobovE
July 23rd, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Mel Knox wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 8:34 am
Don't you mean Chardenfreude??
Sorry for not responding sooner, but this is my favorite comment of the thread so far..and to answer your question, yes, now that I know that’s a real thing and not entirely made up, I did mean Chardenfreude
by YacobovE
July 23rd, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Jonathan Favre wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 12:31 pm
I'm loading up the truck - powder is dry! :)
Make sure you drive carefully when you’re backing up the truck, otherwise you’ll have a very expensive spill on your hands
by YacobovE
July 23rd, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

I don't think this is correct - Coche is not the only producer making white Burgundy. If you want white Burgundy, you don't have to buy Coche; you did have to buy via de Beers if you wanted any kind of diamonds. I also don't understand the argument that this isn't supply and demand - if customers a...
by YacobovE
July 23rd, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

A question: is the price gap wide enough now to pursue European allocation? Have you worked through that option? It certainly does! I have not worked through it yet. But as Patrick Albright mentioned up thread, when US buyers tried to buy cheaper Allemand from UK sellers, KLWM complained to Alleman...
by YacobovE
July 23rd, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Funny that people are so down on Jon's comment. We accept market pricing, based on supply and demand, all suckers and skeptics included, for nearly everything else we buy. But then when it's wine, we all want our special discount from what some wealthy fool might be willing to pay. Because we're sp...
by YacobovE
July 22nd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Thanks. Then I don’t really understand the thread. It would be one thing to take a stand against any wines that are sold above normal retail markup (and by “taking a stand” I mean refusing to buy). It’s another to say that for years I’ve been ok paying above normal retail markup on a $2500 to $3500...
by YacobovE
July 22nd, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Andrew K. wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 5:35 pm
Jon Drummond wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 4:50 pm
Fair access to all is what it's all about.
If fair access means finding suckers, I agree.
It's funny when someone uses the term "fair" to describe a distribution model monopoly making 10x more on a product than the producer.
by YacobovE
July 22nd, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

What were the prices to Kermit list customers in previous vintages? Hi Alex -- prices for the CC were as follows. $1200 (2012 vintage), $2500 (2010 vintage), $3000 (2013 vintage)...and now $5500 for 2014 vintage. And if I recall correctly, it was around $1k for a while before the increase two years...
by YacobovE
July 22nd, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Jon Drummond wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 4:50 pm
I like Kermit increasing the prices, it allows all buyers a look in, instead of those that learned the secret handshake years ago and kept getting allocations year in and year out.

Fair access to all is what it's all about.
Just to clarify, are you buying at these prices? Or more Schadenfreude?
by YacobovE
July 20th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Selling something that nobody needs for the best price that you can get for it is not greed. Similarly, gouging for something that nobody needs is not a thing. Totally disagree with you on this point above. Having a geographic monopoly on a product as a middle-man (i.e. with very little added to th...
by YacobovE
July 19th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

I can't imagine Coche doesn't know how these wines are priced, and I can only assume if they wanted to changes things, they could. All these "someone let Coche know" posts assumes they are awfully stupid and naive. But being aware of the price gouging and being okay with making 50 euros on a wine l...
by YacobovE
July 19th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

While I agree Kermit Lynch can charge what he wants, and of course we can voice our displeasure, I am curious how you would actually make this work? There is obviously a secondary market happy to pay $5k, so if Kermit isn’t getting the profits, who should? Typically the profits were shared by KLWM,...
by YacobovE
July 19th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

I've viewed KLWM's retail price structure much the same way I understand purchasing from a winery directly is often more expensive than buying the same wine in distribution. Which is to say that they price their direct retail sales higher largely to protect their distribution channels. Are there so...
by YacobovE
July 19th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

While I agree Kermit Lynch can charge what he wants, and of course we can voice our displeasure, I am curious how you would actually make this work? There is obviously a secondary market happy to pay $5k, so if Kermit isn’t getting the profits, who should? Typically the profits were shared by KLWM,...
by YacobovE
July 19th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

I know a few folks have chimed in with the general gist of their comments being two fold: 1) stop your bitching, if you’re angry about the price, don’t buy the wine & 2) KLWM can charge whatever they want and the market will determine whether that is the right price. I largely agree with what you’re...
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Correct. It doesn't make much sense for Coche to sell so cheap - maybe he's feeling generous towards people like Kermit who supported him before he struck gold. Instead of screaming into your pillow, why don't you collect your thoughts and explain what's so ridiculous? Okay, I'm going to remove the...
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

I am curious, what is the source of that pricing? Is that from someone at KLWM? It isn't on their site which at that price and short supply I wouldn't expect it to be, but I am wondering if this price was given to you by one of their staff people. Email offer by KLWM that gets sent out every year t...
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Why should Kermit Lynch subsidize your purchase of $5,000 wine below its market value? Why's he greedy for asking market price, but you're not greedy for wanting it below market price? Seems to me it was the old practice of selling it cheap and letting his customers make a quick buck flipping that ...
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Burgundy has fallen off the deep end price-wise. There's plenty of other great wine out there and always more to discover. Perhaps pull an Ivanka and "Find something new". champagne.gif We can debate whether burgundy prices are crazy all day long, but clearly the winner of greedy pricing goes to Ke...
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Rauno E (NZ) wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Well, if you're struggling to shell out $60,000 for a nice case (after case discount) I guess it's time to admit you just can't AFFORD Coche Corton Charlemagne ;)!!
[truce.gif]
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

If you want to vomit in your mouth read their IG post from two days ago about burgundy prices. That feels like a purposefully timed post...”hey we’re about to be super greedy with Coche pricing, let’s preemptively explain that away”. I noticed the post had 279 likes, were all of those likes by Mart...
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

JonathanG wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Is that Kermit Lynch or K&L? assuming the former.
Kermit Lynch direct pricing
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Received some additional info that one of Coche's agents was selling 2014 Corton Charlemagne for 1,250 euro and 2017 Hospice Corton Rouge for 350 euros wholesale...so again domaine pricing would be substantially lower.
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

My understanding is that Corton Charlemagne ex-cellar is under $500/bottle, so 25% tariff would represent no more than $125. For context, they’re asking $850 for the ‘17 Enseigneres and I have a friend who bought that bottle at a merchant in Europe for 90 euros (implying that the ex-cellar on that i...
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9552

Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

This Coche ‘17 release pricing is beyond absurd! $5,500 for ‘14 Corton Charlemagne and $2,750 for a ‘17 Hospice Corton rouge bottling. Raveneau '17 release pricing is no better. $275 for Butteaux when the ex-cellar price is still only ~€30. Maybe you get 10 shares of Tesla stock with each purchase a...
by YacobovE
August 14th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coche Dury Meursault "Cote de Beaune"
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Coche Dury Meursault "Cote de Beaune"

It’s Coche’s Meursault rouge. Super small plot similar in size to Coche’s Meursault Chevalieres holdings (so on the smaller end of the range). It’s tasty too...
by YacobovE
February 22nd, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 14
Views: 1459

Re: George T. Stagg and Booker's 30th

RDHudak wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 12:19 pm
I'm selling the '18 GTS for a friend, $375. The bottle also includes the tissue wrapping, if that's something you'd like.
Just a quick point of clarification - is your friend open to selling the tissue wrapping separate from the bottle or is this a packaged deal?
by YacobovE
February 14th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: La Tache '15
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: TN: La Tache '15

At which restaurant did you dine? A restaurant in CO - if interested in more info PM me Thanks for the note, Edan, and my condolences that you own only a few bottles of La Tâche. [cry.gif] I appreciate you understanding my plight [snort.gif] Curious what you consider “a good price” That's a loaded ...
by YacobovE
February 13th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: La Tache '15
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: TN: La Tache '15

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by YacobovE
February 13th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: La Tache '15
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

TN: La Tache '15

Been on a beer kick recently, but had an opportunity to enjoy a bottle of La Tache '15 for an excellent price on a wine list. Having read CT notes on the '15 from other board members, I wanted to try it for myself. While the wine did not disappoint, now having enjoyed it I am a bit disappointed by h...
by YacobovE
January 25th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 82
Views: 5395

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

Starting to think I didn't make the cut for the first wave of samples [whistle.gif]

Chris, are you keeping a list of folks for a second wave? I never received any sort of email.
by YacobovE
January 10th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2766

Re: Paulee 2019

I just looked at the list of winemakers and I am extremely disappointed. I didn't attend last year but I remember tasting at the 2017 verticals: Roumier, Rousseau, d'Angerville, Lambrays, Bize, Lafarge, Faively, Bonneau du Matray all of which will not be attending this year. And this is off the top...
by YacobovE
December 10th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What gin for French 75s?
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: What gin for French 75s?

I use Plymouth for my gin based cocktails (including the French 75). Really loved the drinks at Little Branch in New York and that’s primarily what they use, hence why I use it now when making cocktails at home. I know you didn’t ask, but another delicious champagne based cocktail to maybe do in add...
by YacobovE
November 28th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7657

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

I believe Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn has free corkage on Tuesday with no bottle limit, plus there is a chance you run into Jay-Z and Beyonce who have been known to frequent the restaurant
by YacobovE
November 21st, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores
Replies: 52
Views: 4153

Re: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores

A bit surprised not to see Tribeca Wine Merchants listed, particularly when the goal is putting together a parcel of recent vintages of burgundy, piedmont & rhone, they’re great at helping with those types of requests.
by YacobovE
November 8th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 5160

Re: The Safest White Burgs

There was not a wholesale shift in white Burgundy styles between 1993 and 1995 or 1996- that is a convenient myth to try and find a reason for the advent of premox. As a matter of fact, the 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1989 vintages of white Burgundy were every bit as enjoyable to drink right out of ...
by YacobovE
November 8th, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 5160

Re: The Safest White Burgs

Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 10:07 am
Anyone know what Wiliiam Kelley implied he knew about the Ampeau estate?
I think I read on Facebook that LVMH bought the entire Cote d'Or, so maybe he was referencing that... [stirthepothal.gif]
by YacobovE
November 8th, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 5160

Re: The Safest White Burgs

In my cellar, that translates into 5 producers that I bet on starting in 2004: Coche, Raveneau, PYCM, Dauvissat and Roulot. They are not infallible (especially Dauvissat), and I've only been cellaring them since 2004, so there's only 12 vintages of data/experience (2004-2015). Based on CT consumpti...
by YacobovE
October 30th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 5160

Re: The Safest White Burgs

Moreover, in the premox era our collective palate is changing: most of us would find Pierre Ramonet's wines of the '70s and '80s far too austere and structural if we went back in time to taste them from barrel today. Does this statement imply that maybe white burgs today are not as ageable as they ...
by YacobovE
October 30th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 5160

Re: The Safest White Burgs

Moreover, in the premox era our collective palate is changing: most of us would find Pierre Ramonet's wines of the '70s and '80s far too austere and structural if we went back in time to taste them from barrel today. Does this statement imply that maybe white burgs today are not as ageable as they ...
by YacobovE
October 29th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 5160

Re: The Safest White Burgs

look at the oxidized burg wiki. A wealth of info is there. Yup, I’ve spent countless hours on there and referenced it in my OP...partially to avoid that exact comment ;), just curious with more than two decades of knowledge around premox, what people would be doing to build aged white burg cellars ...
by YacobovE
October 29th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 5160

Re: The Safest White Burgs

look at the oxidized burg wiki. A wealth of info is there. Yup, I’ve spent countless hours on there and referenced it in my OP...partially to avoid that exact comment ;), just curious with more than two decades of knowledge around premox, what people would be doing to build aged white burg cellars ...
by YacobovE
October 29th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 5160

The Safest White Burgs

I know the topic of premox has been discussed a million different ways and is covered in great detail between the white burg premox wiki and the Don Cornwell annual white burg vintage dinners. But after reading a few recent threads I wanted to ask the question in a slightly different way. If you wer...
by YacobovE
October 24th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1911

Re: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scare

Which Raveneau did you end up drinking? Didn't see a tasting note above.. Y, good catch. It was 04 Butteaux, with some oysters and cold shrimp. Brilliant wine, great cut, high acid, fresh crushed stones and citrus. Wonderful freshness and minerality, as it warmed it was almost oily. Would've gotten...
by YacobovE
October 24th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1911

Re: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scare

scamhi wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 5:00 am
dcornutt wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 2:23 am
Paul. Love these notes. The Richebourg sounds like it is in a great place. Cheers.
I agree great notes on a stellar group pf bottles.
Don- the DRC was a Romanee St Vivant not a Richebourg.
Believe he was referring to the other bottle of DRC referenced above...the ‘00 Richebourg
by YacobovE
October 22nd, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Coche
Replies: 14
Views: 1375

Re: 16 Coche

So the definitive answer is that the 2016 MP will be sold along with the other 2016 wines (excepting the Corton-Charlemagne), but the 2015 MP will be kept back. In the future, Raphael would like both the MP and CC to be kept back five years before release, but it will take some time to get to that....
by YacobovE
October 19th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Argon Wine Adapter (R) Not affiliated with Coravin
Replies: 9
Views: 2390

Re: Argon Wine Adapter for your Coravin

John, very cool coravin hack! Have an unrelated question...what's up with this other item you have for sale on ebay?? https://www.ebay.com/itm/13-Tall-Decorative-Birdhouse-Black-Woman-Holding-Slice-Watermelon-Crow-Shoulder/322938028697?hash=item4b309b4299:g:N~gAAOSwevlaMLR2:rk:23:pf:0 Mods, feel fre...

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