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by Mark Y
December 2nd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 77
Views: 5226

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

All the chards are now $65 with X-novo $85 most of those used be $55 Pinots are $65 across the board. used to be $55 or less and yes the Gamay went up to $40 So far the appellation pinot and chardonnays remain the same price. Sean Ahh ok. thanks Sean. i don't really buy pinots :) Of the two i did b...
by Mark Y
December 2nd, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 77
Views: 5226

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

There were price increases on two wines..
Freedom Hill 55->65
Xnovo 65->85

The other wines have remained the same including the $28 comb verte. I am not seeing “across the board” price hikes? Or am I just remembering it wrong :)
by Mark Y
November 29th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6123

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

One last time, a 2 for 1, for the WB Peloton group. Running out of distinct gear to wear as well [wow.gif] 1989 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru (11/29/2020) Definitely hit that old world convergence zone where bdx/burg/rhone all g...
by Mark Y
November 28th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6123

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Peloton wine crew, i have failed you. Put on the wrong hoodie! Posting selfie anyways for charity.. I do have a few other pinots lined up for this week, so will come back strong. See you on the leaderboard gang! 2011 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis (...
by Mark Y
November 28th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1860

Re: Truffles 2020

I grabbed a 1oz Alba from Regalis this week and took advantage of the same 15% offer by adding 4oz Burgundy truffles for another $70 (total waste of money). The Alba truffle was excellent quality. The best bites we had with it were uni scrambled eggs (Gordon Ramsay masterclass recipe) and a sushi b...
by Mark Y
November 27th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6123

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

#WBPeloton back in proper attire... 2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée La Colombiere - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée (11/27/2020) Deep red color. Nose is typical CLB – stunning. Sweet cherry, raspberry, sous bois, with some sweet sandalwood and Vosne spices. On the pal...
by Mark Y
November 27th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6123

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Peloton wine crew, i have failed you. Put on the wrong hoodie! Posting selfie anyways for charity.. I do have a few other pinots lined up for this week, so will come back strong. See you on the leaderboard gang! 2011 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis (1...
by Mark Y
November 26th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 11974

Re: Black Friday Sales

Any offers from Woodland Hills wine? Need to get some stuff there for family. Tomorrow might be a good time!
by Mark Y
November 25th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 242
Views: 19962

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Took the plunge based off the great reviews in this thread and the email that hit my inbox this morning [cheers.gif] . Excited to try out my Expression glass! Any plans in the future to make a specific glass for Champagne? Hi Adam, I know some of the people here (e.g. https://www.wineberserkers.com...
by Mark Y
November 25th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars' Berserker Day 10% Sale!
Replies: 19
Views: 1901

Re: Hi-Time Wine Cellars' Berserker Day 10% Sale!

Anyone clarify why they don’t ship to WA state?
Seems odd as every other CA retailer I know could..
by Mark Y
November 24th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168 half bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 1150

Re: TN: Krug 168 half bottle

So I’m not the only one to find Krug half bottles kinda useless! It’s not even enough for 1 person. What good is it!! We like to take these when the two of us go out to dinner at a byo place along with a bottle of wine. 👍👍👍 I was just being tongue in cheek. It actually is a really convenient size. ...
by Mark Y
November 23rd, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168 half bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 1150

Re: TN: Krug 168 half bottle

So I’m not the only one to find Krug half bottles kinda useless! It’s not even enough for 1 person. What good is it!!
by Mark Y
November 21st, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6123

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Last one for tonight’s Peloton apparel display 2018 Charles Lachaux Volnay 1er Santenots - lovely lovely nose. Characteristic of these Charles Lachauxs the nose is pretty AF. Red berries, sweet earthinesss. Palate is well balance with acidity but finish does not persist. Not bad and definitely kept ...
by Mark Y
November 21st, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6123

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Next up in the Volnay check in. 2016 Angerville Clos Des Duc - Red cherry fruit, hint of plum, slight vanilla. Palate had lots of good acidic balance. But man it’s just too young and begging for age. Huge amounts of tannin structure. With plenty of air this opens up and probably the best one of the ...
by Mark Y
November 21st, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6123

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Come on Peloton crew. Let’s go with pics (Viet. AD. Curtis. Charlie. Etc) 2012 Boillot Volnay Santenots - last time this was a great bottle. Not sure if bottle was slightly off but very much stripped of fruit. Feels advanced such that folks guessed mid 2000. Could be heat damage but cork was clean. ...
by Mark Y
November 21st, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6123

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2016 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (11/21/2020) On vacation for a while, so wine with lunch is a go. Popped a 1/2 bottle of this, and it was classic Loring. Ripe red and black fruit, baking spices and a rich mouthfeel stands up t...
by Mark Y
November 21st, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine
Replies: 18
Views: 1452

Re: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine

Yes Travis’ wines are definitely changing the old ways of WA. I’m not sure about production levels, but kobayashi is tiny so maybe that’s why it wasn’t included in the list?
by Mark Y
November 20th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6123

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2015 Benjamin Leroux Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru (11/20/2020) Deep red in color. Red earthy fruit, hint of stem. Palate has a ton of structure/tannins. Good concentration and depth. I called 1er cru Gevery. Posted from CellarTra...
by Mark Y
November 19th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whining.
Replies: 20
Views: 1835

Re: Whining.

Was this a large operation (i.e. robert mondavi types) or smallish (Merrill / roy piper types). also have you seen this person active elsewhere on IG, FB, here, etc? is it possible if it's a smallish oepration taht the person had a family emergency or something? obviously if it was a huge operation,...
by Mark Y
November 19th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6123

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Just a clarifying question.. is it Pinots OPENED 11/20-11/29? or TN posted 11/20-11/29?
i.e. if i open a pinot tonight, but post the note tomorrow after i wake up.. does that count? I get it's for charity so it probably isn't so strict but just want to be a rule follower :D
by Mark Y
November 17th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy Report from Fine & Rare
Replies: 26
Views: 2262

Re: 2019 Burgundy Report from Fine & Rare

I love Burgundy. I worry when Burgundy tasting notes start to sound like California Pinot notes. “EVERY dial seems to have been turned up” makes me nervous. Yes, I read the whole thing, and I know the critics say the terroir differences are still there. But other places have terroir too and margina...
by Mark Y
November 16th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 2909

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner

There isn't all that much activity on CC as it is -- I'm not sure it would be better to create a new requirement and cost that further reduces the volume there. But other than that, I don't really have an opinion either way. +1 I'm a GCC member, but I'm ok with buying wine from any individual if th...
by Mark Y
November 12th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds
Replies: 32
Views: 2444

Re: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds

Wow. Bummer to hear both KF and Jim. Is this widespread willamette valley or Dundee hills vineyards? While there was no escaping it certainly some areas got denser and longer stayed smoke than other places. I certainly cannot speak for any swath of folks but the Dundee Hills sites were particularly...
by Mark Y
November 12th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds
Replies: 32
Views: 2444

Re: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds

Wow. Bummer to hear both KF and Jim.

Is this widespread willamette valley or Dundee hills vineyards?
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!
Replies: 90
Views: 8278

Re: It Worsens..

TomHill wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 6:29 am
Just read that GregHarrington/GrammercyCllrs, Devon's predecessor, has been accused of inappropriate behavior. But no details are put forth.
Tom
I read he was suspended... wonder if it impacts his winery at all...
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1415

Re: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?

I didn't want to hijack the Costco A5 Wagyu thread but, in there, two people mentioned the fact that they stopped eating octopus. Why? I am clueless, so please help me understand what that was all about and why it come up in the discussion about A5 Wagyu. I don't eat octopus hardly at all, but am s...
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 2170

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 11:42 am
If it's Bordier demi-sel, I might have to challenge this assertion. If we're talking the Roscoff, I have to vigorously disagree!
[rofl.gif]
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 2170

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

Curious, where did anyone here say they cooked an A5 as a 'regular steak'? Ahm.. the OP of this thread? when he said.. he cooked 1 of 2 steaks, and it was a "slab" of beef fat.. "$175 for two good sized steaks. I only cooked one. Simply seared with nothing but some sea salt. It has been awhile sinc...
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 2170

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

Agree with most who say that the cooking method really matters. A5 Wagyu is an amazing product, but if you take a 1.5" thick ribeye, toss it on the grill, wait until it gets to medium rare and eat, it's gonna be terrible. +1000 Cooking an A5 waygu like a regular steak is like taking a stick of butt...
by Mark Y
November 2nd, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 77
Views: 3094

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Next PM = 24 hr suspension.
by Mark Y
November 2nd, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9304

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

It looked like a cooked wine from the cork photos, the lack of flavor, the color etc. OP said it’s corked. Ok he was wrong. K&L didn’t treat a customer with respect. They fixed it. They are definitely a good retailer. Cool. OP came in guns blazing hahah but he’s taken it all in stride. Seems like a ...
by Mark Y
November 2nd, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9304

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

Six posts and we’re bashing one of America’s great wine retailers. Nicely done. LOL Joe Biden has no experience as President, why he can run election to against Donald Trump who with 5 years of President experience. I just don't get your point, I am new to here, so I have no right to speak here? Ni...
by Mark Y
November 2nd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9304

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

I am surprised that the cork was soaked nearly halfway up when it’s probably only been in the bottle for 6 or 7 years at this point. But yeah, the key question here is what do you mean that the wine was “corked?” I thought heat damage seeing that cork. Which would explain the loss of fruit/boring t...
by Mark Y
October 31st, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 62
Views: 5463

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

They hate WA state? 😂😂😢😢😢
by Mark Y
October 31st, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 62
Views: 5463

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

It’s $52 to ship 3 btls to seattle. Wtfff

But thank you. Good find for locals!
by Mark Y
October 28th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $150-200 Champagne?
Replies: 27
Views: 1481

Re: Best $150-200 Champagne?

Readily available anywhere - Krug MV
by Mark Y
October 22nd, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The winemaker at Screaming Eagle has started a brewery - selling a 6 pack of season lager for $100 a pack..
Replies: 32
Views: 2171

Re: The winemaker at Screaming Eagle has started a brewery - selling a 6 pack of season lager for $100 a pack..

I can’t speak to these particular beers, but it isn’t uncommon for breweries to release particular beers in this price point. Typically they are special releases though versus normal offerings. Can you let us know some other lagers that release for $16 per can? i see them for $20-25 for 4 pack pret...
by Mark Y
October 21st, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 19013

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

The 2006 was around $110

Is 2008 at $190 that much better or prices just got silly expensive? Sorry if this has been asked already...
by Mark Y
October 19th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 184
Views: 17863

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

SeanHarding wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 10:47 am
The release email says "The wine will be shipped on Tuesday, October 20th depending on weather conditions."
Perfect so this week.. thank you!
by Mark Y
October 19th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 184
Views: 17863

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Does anyone know when the release is planning to ship? I recall seeing October, but I forget if there was a specific date mentioned?
by Mark Y
October 17th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker
Replies: 108
Views: 4438

Re: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker

$50 - I would buy liger belair’s clos du chateau village.
by Mark Y
October 16th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Liquor to trade
Replies: 12
Views: 1418

Re: Liquor to trade

Jason, Are these good? I have $100 to trade. 😂😂😂
by Mark Y
October 15th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Style of Liger-Belair wines
Replies: 18
Views: 1146

Re: Style of Liger-Belair wines

In my view as good as Burgundy gets.. anything that is close will cost you just as much money so you aren't coming out ahead..
I'd keep and drink unless you're talking about the La Romanee bottling where you can bank $2-3K profit a btl or something..
by Mark Y
October 13th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024
Replies: 23
Views: 1896

Re: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024

What city are u living in?

I would be really cautious with fake wines for $20k. I’m sure you are aware that fakes are very prevalent in China.

Hong Kong is a great auction market if u can get in.
by Mark Y
October 13th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024
Replies: 23
Views: 1896

Re: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024

you're living in China... load up on the 2000 Lafite daily drinkers!
;)
by Mark Y
October 7th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette
Replies: 179
Views: 5289

Re: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette

If people think restaurants offer corkage for any reason other than "they think it will make them more money" you're kidding yourself. Does it actually make them more money? No idea +11111111 Unless it's a non profit restaurant (like Farestart in Seattle)... pretty much this. To clarify the " peopl...
by Mark Y
October 5th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette
Replies: 179
Views: 5289

Re: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette

there's a shocking level of both ignorance and naivete in this thread. the restaurant business model is absolutely NOT about "building long term value." if you succeed at it, you may get there This is a complete tangent from the Corkage question, but since we're talking about it.. I guess that's wh...

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