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by Mark Y
December 16th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series (12/12 - 12/19) - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund
Replies: 46
Views: 670

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series (12/12 - 12/19) - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

1983 Cos Estournel - Heavy bit of funk/brett, and mold at the tip of the bottle smelled musty - concerned the bottle was flawed.. Poured it into a decanter and about an hour later, it turned into something lovely. Soft mellow, completely resolved. Tiertiary leather notes galore. Easy drinking and de...
by Mark Y
December 14th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 100k Wine and Spirits Package
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: 100k Wine and Spirits Package

Markus S wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 6:03 am
Taiwanese scotch is a thing now?
Whisky yes. And it’s been a thing for a while. :)
Weird they call it scotch...
by Mark Y
December 13th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?
Replies: 93
Views: 4456

Re: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?

Btw. U know it’s not actually Amazon Ad/survey right?
Just using amazon logo because “I’m a scammer” logo probably doesn’t make you wanna click on it
by Mark Y
December 13th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal bottom10 left bank Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Your personal bottom10 left bank Bordeaux

Smith Haut Lafitte
Leoville Poyferre
Pape Clement
by Mark Y
December 12th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 54
Views: 1547

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

Ducru
Montrose
Pichon Lalande
LLC
Cos Estournel
Mission Haut Brion
+
The first Gs
by Mark Y
December 12th, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: United 1st class international wines
Replies: 24
Views: 1446

Re: United 1st class international wines

Would shitty wine in 1st class, be the definition of #1stworldproblems? ;)
by Mark Y
December 12th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 29
Views: 593

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

France is a fairly large place. I’d say it’s safe for the vast majority.
by Mark Y
December 9th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society
Replies: 49
Views: 920

Re: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society

2012 JJ Prum graacher himmelreich kabinett.
Not a lot of detailed notes. Pop and pour, sweet tropical fruit, lovely acidity, delicious. Forgot to take photo. #sad
by Mark Y
December 7th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annual truffle dinner at Ben-and-Wendy’s.
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Annual truffle dinner at Ben-and-Wendy’s.

awesome stuff..
For some reasons i thought it said Burger King & Wendy's... ;)
by Mark Y
December 7th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine
Replies: 56
Views: 2025

Re: Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine

This thread is gaining momentum. Becoming daily must read!
by Mark Y
December 6th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do Sauternes benefit from decanting?
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Do Sauternes benefit from decanting?

Great thanks for the feedback everyone.
by Mark Y
December 4th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society
Replies: 49
Views: 920

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society

salilb wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 10:59 am
Is this the shelter where you adopted Houdini and Deus?

A few notes to help out their friends.
Thread title says 12/5... does this count or too early? basically has it started now?
by Mark Y
December 4th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2811

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

I think it’s a fun poll. Not really looking for a comprehensive conjoint analysis here are we?
by Mark Y
December 3rd, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine
Replies: 56
Views: 2025

Re: Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine

No ripe tropical fruit with bursts of melon and peach? Damn it! False advertising...
by Mark Y
December 1st, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do Sauternes benefit from decanting?
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Do Sauternes benefit from decanting?

More general question - No specific bottles in mind.

Young or old make a diff? Good/great/ vs Yquem producer make a diff?
by Mark Y
November 29th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chile Recs
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Chile Recs

Interested in feedback as well. Went 10 years ago and from memory the regions are hours apart driving so can’t really pick and choose.its be like picking a winery in Napa, one in Sonoma and one in SF area. I think u need to go and focus on a region each day. Has that changed? Interested to know as I...
by Mark Y
November 28th, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald on Benchmark
Replies: 10
Views: 1110

Re: Macdonald on Benchmark

It means —- just supposedly prettier. ;)
by Mark Y
November 28th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying wine with bitcoin?
Replies: 20
Views: 889

Re: Buying wine with bitcoin?

bitcoin the coin itself or cryto currency in general?
No for me in both cases
by Mark Y
November 26th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4586

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

This has been super fun - to read the TN, but also to humanize the folks behind it with the pictures. here we go: 2006 HN Beaumont - decanted for 6 hours, and didn't open up until about the 4 hour mark. Nose was wonderful tea, decaying leaves, and soft red fruit. Palate didn't quite match up.. a lit...
by Mark Y
November 24th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kobayashi released, what are you getting?
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Kobayashi released, what are you getting?

YLee wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 6:13 pm
Mark Y wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 5:59 pm
Wasn’t ordering for these months ago?
The '16 cab franc & cs and '17 Marsanne?
Yah I ordered those months ago... maybe this is a new wave of release?
by Mark Y
November 23rd, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kobayashi released, what are you getting?
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Kobayashi released, what are you getting?

Wasn’t ordering for these months ago?
by Mark Y
November 22nd, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1997

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon

jordan whitehead wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 9:11 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 7:42 pm
I have a question, does it matter if I get the "legacy" or is that just bullshit marketing ?
the latter Nick
That’s amazing. No diff in juice. They literally just put a shinier label on it and release it earlier for $40ish more?? That’s a great marketing department.
by Mark Y
November 20th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The perfect red wine glass?
Replies: 71
Views: 2345

Re: The perfect red wine glass?

My fav is Zalto. Not even close here.

Gabriel gold is just too small. I find it exceptional for use while drinking beer actually.
by Mark Y
November 19th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6423

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

why isn't FM3's avatar the WB of the year logo?
by Mark Y
November 18th, 2018, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines
Replies: 16
Views: 963

Re: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines

I'm having a party in Seattle on 12/1 so if anyone wants to come taste the Kobayashi lineup (including floodland collabs), this is the only time they'll all be open. You can PM or email me for the details. travis@kobayashiwines.com OR sign up to the mailing list, and buy some wine, like the rest of...
by Mark Y
November 18th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries near Cabo?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Wineries near Cabo?

Question: any wineries in Cabo San Lucas area for tasting?

Thx!
by Mark Y
November 17th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines
Replies: 16
Views: 963

Re: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines

Look forward to trying them at the release party in a couple of weeks. Concur with Scott, the Marsanne beer he collab’d with floodland was awesome.
Concur with most here that he’s a good dude.
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 35
Views: 1004

Re: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots

I thought Todd doesn’t even like ‘67 Dujac. No burg stands a chance? ;)
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1828

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

To be fair, I’d be surprised if many businesses can compete with Costco on pricing alone. Their negotiation power is pretty unrivaled.
Even if their product was identical to yours and came from the exact same source. I would expect them to be cheaper.
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NOVEMBER G 12
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: NOVEMBER G 12

Are there tasting notes coming? or what am I to read from the thread?
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???
Replies: 28
Views: 3369

Re: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???

It's cool to see Lalou post here tho.. [cheers.gif]
by Mark Y
November 8th, 2018, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 83
Views: 2678

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

How did the budget go from $100 a month to $50 a bottle??
At this rate, very Soon you will be drinking petrus! ;)
by Mark Y
November 7th, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 2016 SQN Rätsel Syrah and Dirt Vernacular Grenache
Replies: 26
Views: 861

Re: FS 2016 SQN Rätsel Syrah and Dirt Vernacular Grenache

Gary Margol wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Serious offers only at allocation cost or more.
would be helpful to put in the initial offer, the allocation cost $amt..
by Mark Y
November 7th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 2016 SQN Rätsel Syrah and Dirt Vernacular Grenache
Replies: 26
Views: 861

Re: FS 2016 SQN Rätsel Syrah and Dirt Vernacular Grenache

I didn't know we were allowed to run auctions on CC.. but apparently so :)

ok i'll bid $68.
by Mark Y
November 7th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 2016 SQN Rätsel Syrah and Dirt Vernacular Grenache
Replies: 26
Views: 861

Re: FS 2016 SQN Rätsel Syrah and Dirt Vernacular Grenache

Wait so is this a FS thread or a ISO thread? ;)
by Mark Y
November 6th, 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process
Replies: 27
Views: 1356

Re: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process

I also think it's around 75-80% of WS low value..
by Mark Y
November 6th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Election Wines
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: Election Wines

A. So wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 1:33 pm
An assortment of Krug
for when the Blue takes the house? or when the Red retains the Senate?
;)

(kidding, not trying to be political)..
by Mark Y
November 5th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 78
Views: 5656

Re: SQN Questions

Good point. They didn’t state a date. I’m not sure why I cached early oct somewhere. Speaking of sqn. They renamed their 2016 Syrah. Any idea why? More CT work now! :) Early October as well. But they sent a confirm before and you could tell them to hold if you wanted to. Did they actually confirm th...
by Mark Y
November 5th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 78
Views: 5656

Re: SQN Questions

Early October as well. But they sent a confirm before and you could tell them to hold if you wanted to.
by Mark Y
November 4th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting Of three DRC Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Re: Tasting Of three DRC Wines

Barry Rothof wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 12:37 pm
In the morning all 8 crus from 2014 were tasted including Montrachet and RC.
wow amazing! any photos/notes from this morning session?
by Mark Y
November 4th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon

Great note. I think they advise 9 hour decant.. curious if that was not possible? or why 6.5 hours?

Great to see these being consumed tho!
by Mark Y
November 4th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1828

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Yah thanks Nola.. interested in what you can find out. I got one.. i mean it's $99.. worst case it gets me some practice.. cutting them into consistently thin slices is super hard!.. I too wonder if the pig is from Spain, that is an incredibly low price. Tried some last night.. is it the most amazin...
by Mark Y
November 4th, 2018, 12:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1828

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

I’m finding m the ability to cut a consistently thin slice- a serious SKILL.
I cut my finger on my first try. ;)
by Mark Y
November 4th, 2018, 12:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1828

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

photos attached thanks!
(It was $99.95
by Mark Y
November 3rd, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1828

Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Anyone try these? $100 Jamon Serrano from Costco?
comes with stand/knife.. not the highest quality set, but seems to work ok?

How's the quality of the ham? Seems like incredibly inexpensive for 14lb of Serrano imported from Spain.
by Mark Y
November 2nd, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process
Replies: 27
Views: 1356

Re: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process

Hmm no idea honestly. Just tried it with the CT integration. Worked. So did it again.
Headache saving is critical to me. These aren’t drc bottles so a few % either way makes little difference.. 2-3% of $1000 is $20-30. Thus, Headache saving is key. :)
by Mark Y
November 2nd, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process
Replies: 27
Views: 1356

Re: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process

How does shipping work (the FAQs on shipping looked pretty vague)? Can you get more value if you accept payment in Benchmark credit for other wines rather than cash? Other things that were important to you I might not have thought of? Thanks in advance for any help. Shipping is easy, see my post ab...
by Mark Y
November 2nd, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process
Replies: 27
Views: 1356

Re: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process

yah.. through the CT link.. it was in 4 figures total value.. but low 4 figure.. not near 10K..
by Mark Y
November 2nd, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process
Replies: 27
Views: 1356

Re: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process

I’ve sent them two lots. Definitely no where near 10k in value. I sent them list. They send back what they want and what they pass on, And an offer. To me it was around 75-80% of WS. They shipped me empty shipper boxes and labels. I put wine in. Pack. Label. Drop off at FedEx. They receive. Validate...
by Mark Y
November 2nd, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent red B’dy vintages that drink great now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1563

Re: Recent red B’dy vintages that drink great now?

A. So wrote:
November 2nd, 2018, 5:17 am
Mark Y wrote:
November 2nd, 2018, 12:44 am
Sorry but what does “autumnal” mean with respect to wine? Like decaying leaves/forest floor?
Yes
Yum.. the image of Autumnal makes me want a glass!

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