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by A.Altman
February 11th, 2021, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald Waitlist
Replies: 60
Views: 8936

Re: Macdonald Waitlist

Nov 2014 sign up. Still waiting, although I did check in with Alex in July and he said they hoped to be adding to the list for both ‘17 and ‘18 releases but wasnt sure how far they would get.
by A.Altman
January 12th, 2021, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature (France, Champagne)
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: TN: NV Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature (France, Champagne)

Great note, totally spot on! Have had this a couple of times over the last month and absolutely love it.
by A.Altman
January 12th, 2021, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Just fixed the 20% link for existing customers I just get a page that says "Invalid Advertiser Id, Publisher Code, Offer, or Publisher - Advertiser Partnership Status" Ugh sorry, it worked for me yesterday and seemed to be working for me before I posted. Now I am getting the same message....
by A.Altman
January 12th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

20% off WineAccess for existing customers: https://www.wineaccess.com/?utm_campaign=instagram-20-percent&g=gAAAAABf44ZkmhuRn3j5N65WfJpMlN1c48bGwQ-ZSYAjYmcOcIiITYnEHZCT2xEt7rwrEUnNpq-FCFLufwUAhpwqkvT1FAjHaQ%3D%3D&utm_source=instagram&next=%2F&utm_medium=organicsocial&login=N $50 ...
by A.Altman
January 11th, 2021, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

20% off WineAccess for existing customers: https://www.wineaccess.com/?utm_campaign=instagram-20-percent&g=gAAAAABf44ZkmhuRn3j5N65WfJpMlN1c48bGwQ-ZSYAjYmcOcIiITYnEHZCT2xEt7rwrEUnNpq-FCFLufwUAhpwqkvT1FAjHaQ%3D%3D&utm_source=instagram&next=%2F&utm_medium=organicsocial&login=N Not ...
by A.Altman
January 11th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Gramercy Cellars Syrah "Lagniappe" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: TN: 2012 Gramercy Cellars Syrah "Lagniappe" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

Great note! I tried this right after release and found it totally shut down. Glad to know it is starting to come out of its shell.
by A.Altman
January 11th, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

20% off WineAccess for existing customers: https://www.wineaccess.com/?utm_campaign=instagram-20-percent&g=gAAAAABf44ZkmhuRn3j5N65WfJpMlN1c48bGwQ-ZSYAjYmcOcIiITYnEHZCT2xEt7rwrEUnNpq-FCFLufwUAhpwqkvT1FAjHaQ%3D%3D&utm_source=instagram&next=%2F&utm_medium=organicsocial&login=N $50 o...
by A.Altman
January 5th, 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Not spamming at all. And while I don’t post as often as I used to, I still post. Not sure why it matters to you either way. $50 off $150 and free shipping at WineAccess: Use link: http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30 Lots of great champagne rolling in. Can also get 2017 Quilceda Creek for $120 all ...
by A.Altman
January 5th, 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 5829

Re: Saxum Spring 2021

I am on the Jan 12th release. Always stoked for Saxum! And 2018 looks to be in the same league as 2016 in Paso, which is exciting.
by A.Altman
January 5th, 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Eight 2016 Barbarescos tasted blind
Replies: 25
Views: 3307

Re: TN: Eight 2016 Barbarescos tasted blind

Had the ‘16 La Ca Nova Montefico a couple of weeks back. After a few hours of air it was brilliant but still not showing all its cards. Great energy and pixelated black cherry fruit with underpinnings of licorice and mint. A truly great value in the vintage.
by A.Altman
January 5th, 2021, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

$50 off $150 and free shipping at WineAccess:

Use link:
http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30

Lots of great champagne rolling in.

Can also get 2017 Quilceda Creek for $120 all in.
by A.Altman
December 26th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The zenith of score inflation?
Replies: 64
Views: 5499

Re: The zenith of score inflation?

James Suckling has the palate of a potato.
by A.Altman
December 19th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

A.Altman wrote: December 8th, 2020, 11:19 am Krug 168 back in stock for $200 at WineAccess

$50 off $150 and free shipping using link:
http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30
by A.Altman
December 8th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding "Balance" in New World Style Wines
Replies: 70
Views: 3865

Re: Finding "Balance" in New World Style Wines

Cayuse and K Vintners in WA
by A.Altman
December 8th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

No problem!
Tyler Rico wrote: December 8th, 2020, 11:24 am
A.Altman wrote: December 8th, 2020, 11:19 am Krug 168 back in stock for $200 at WineAccess

$50 off $150 and free shipping using link:
http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30
Cool, thanks for sharing
by A.Altman
December 8th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Krug 168 back in stock for $200 at WineAccess

$50 off $150 and free shipping using link:
http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30
by A.Altman
December 1st, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 157
Views: 12551

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Outside of Bordeaux:
Andrew Will Sorella
Cadence Camerata
Everything JB Neufeld does
Lleeuwin Art Series
Mas Daumas Gassac
by A.Altman
December 1st, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5246

Re: Thomas 2018

Still waiting on mine too. Texted with John a couple of weeks back and he mentioned having an issue with his shipper so there was a bit of a delay for the east coasters.
by A.Altman
November 8th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

$50 off $150 and free shipping at WineAccess

http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30
by A.Altman
October 23rd, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

$50 off $150 and free shipping at Wineaccess using link:

http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30

Krug 168 back in stock for $190
by A.Altman
October 13th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Krug 168 back in stock!
A.Altman wrote: October 3rd, 2020, 9:47 am No problem!
Sharad S. wrote: October 2nd, 2020, 7:45 am
A.Altman wrote: October 2nd, 2020, 4:43 am $50 off $150 at WineAccess for first time orders.

Use link:
http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30
thank you thank you so very much!
by A.Altman
October 8th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

A.Altman wrote: October 3rd, 2020, 9:47 am No problem!
Sharad S. wrote: October 2nd, 2020, 7:45 am
A.Altman wrote: October 2nd, 2020, 4:43 am $50 off $150 at WineAccess for first time orders.

Use link:
http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30
thank you thank you so very much!
by A.Altman
October 3rd, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

No problem!
Sharad S. wrote: October 2nd, 2020, 7:45 am
A.Altman wrote: October 2nd, 2020, 4:43 am $50 off $150 at WineAccess for first time orders.

Use link:
http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30
thank you thank you so very much!
by A.Altman
October 2nd, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

For sure! Free shipping too!
And definitely NOT wine.com

http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30
Sharad S. wrote: October 2nd, 2020, 7:45 am
A.Altman wrote: October 2nd, 2020, 4:43 am $50 off $150 at WineAccess for first time orders.

Use link:
http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30
thank you thank you so very much!
by A.Altman
October 2nd, 2020, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2728
Views: 326255

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

$50 off $150 at WineAccess for first time orders.

Use link:
http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30
by A.Altman
May 7th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone on the Thomas Winery allocation list?
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Anyone on the Thomas Winery allocation list?

Early October for mailer. East Coast prices have stayed under $70 per bottle shipped, which makes it a world class bargain IMHO.
by A.Altman
May 6th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 178
Views: 11764

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

For my palate:
Pax
Gramercy
Cayuse

After reading through this thread, I clearly need to give Halcon a try.
by A.Altman
March 3rd, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 70
Views: 6547

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

Greg Gardner wrote: March 3rd, 2020, 9:09 am All sound very interesting - wish I had bit on the 5 pack BD offer now.
Same. These wines sound great.
by A.Altman
February 21st, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Lot B-SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Lot B

Current secondary market price for this bottle is around $500 before shipping.
by A.Altman
February 18th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 140
Views: 14451

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

2016 Piedmont
by A.Altman
January 30th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15679
Views: 811052

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

12x Wind Gap Armagh Syrah
by A.Altman
December 23rd, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 132
Views: 14483

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

I got a mixed 6 of the Continuity for $81 shipped to the east coast. Even if the wine is only fair that is a massive bargain. Especially considering the vineyards these wines were sourced from.
by A.Altman
September 4th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 7724

Re: Worst wines you've had?

In the last year, 2016 Borne of Fire Cabernet Sauvignon The Burn. Absolutely god awful. I would have used it for cooking, but I didn't want to ruin dinner.
by A.Altman
July 18th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 3384

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Not accounting for extreme island heat: Wine: Allemand Reynard 2010 (would be fun to follow from age 10-20) Beer: Veil White Ferrari Spirit: Thomas H. Handy Rye (2017) Accounting for extreme island heat: Wine: Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese 2015 Beer: Modelo w/ island limes Sp...
by A.Altman
July 17th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAXUM OPEN
Replies: 44
Views: 4647

Re: SAXUM OPEN

David Schliecker wrote: July 16th, 2019, 6:47 pm Just another's reference point that I've been ordering for 4 years and no Gratis. No complaints. Can't wait to try the Hex and crossing my fingers on my Rocket Block wish list.
Same. No complaints here either. Always stoked for these wines.
by A.Altman
June 20th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15679
Views: 811052

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier
2016 Bernard Levet Cote Rotie Chavaroche
2016 Bernard Levet Cote Rotie Journaries
by A.Altman
June 18th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 156
Views: 12496

Re: Top US Syrahs

Gramercy
Pax
Cayuse
by A.Altman
April 2nd, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines
Replies: 28
Views: 2059

Re: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines

Will echo Mondavi To Kalon Reserve.

Had the 2010 a couple of weeks back and it was shockingly balanced. Far from AFWE for sure, but definitely a more restrained expression. Was shocked to see 15% abv on the label, as I would have guessed no more than 14%. Loved it.
by A.Altman
March 27th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Clos Saron "Spring Frost"
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: TN: 2010 Clos Saron "Spring Frost"

Gideon, thank you very much for the insight. Would you recommend waiting on the 2008 Black Pearl as well? That would be the next young-ish Clos Saron bottle I would consider opening next. If yes, I will be *forced* to keep going through my few remaining bottles of late 90s Renaissance wines. Which h...
by A.Altman
March 19th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
Replies: 39
Views: 2064

Re: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

Fantastic, thanks for taking one for the team. I was going to sit on mine for a bit, but think I am going to pop one in the next few days to see if I should double down and order more. Had the 2011 a few weeks back and think it is fantastic despite the vintage. One of the best values in the wine wor...
by A.Altman
March 18th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15679
Views: 811052

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x 2014 Olga Raffault Les Picasses
6x 2015 Plouzeau Le Clos Des Roches St. Paul
by A.Altman
February 6th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine
Replies: 63
Views: 3268

Re: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine

For more of a cab crowd I would suggest a Bordeaux blend from Washington. The $50 price point is were these really shine as you can get upper tier wines for around $50. This would be a happy medium pleasing both those who lean nerdy and non-nerds. And remain bold enough to stand out in a blind tasti...
by A.Altman
October 11th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 18374

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

I would imagine most all of these folks are currently employed at least in some degree, if not entirely, because of their certification. The revocation absolutely implies to candidates employers that very likely could have cheated the most difficult part of the exam. So employers COULD rightfully su...
by A.Altman
October 11th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 192
Views: 11740

Re: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.

2013 Marc Plouzeau Ante Phylloxera Clos de Maulevrier Touraine How was this? I have one on order, and have never tasted this bottling. It was excellent, especially after a bit of air. Savory, herbaceous red fruit. Medium bodied. Very much a wine of place. Aromatically, it was totally unique, with a...
by A.Altman
October 10th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 192
Views: 11740

Re: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.

2013 Marc Plouzeau Ante Phylloxera Clos de Maulevrier Touraine 2014 Bernard Baudry Guillot 2015 Jean-Francois Ganevat Poulprix 2014 Rotie Cellars Northern Blend 2016 Pax Sonoma Hillsides Syrah 2016 Envinate Taganan 2016 Envinate Migan 1999 Renaissance Vineyard Claret Prestige 2015 Domaine Cayron Gig...
by A.Altman
September 27th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ghostwriter Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: Ghostwriter Wines

I'll pile on the praise of the Bates Ranch! Great news on a new vintage. The '13 was a showstopper.
by A.Altman
September 27th, 2018, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisbon/Porto/Douro Visit Recommendations - November Visit
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

Re: Lisbon/Porto/Douro Visit Recommendations - November Visit

Excellent! Thanks for all the recs! Clearly Cerveceria Ramirez is a must. Beyond excited.

What would you all recommend for transportation in Douro/Pinhao? Right now we are planning on hiring a driver/car for a full day and spending the other relying on our feet and local transport.
by A.Altman
September 26th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisbon/Porto/Douro Visit Recommendations - November Visit
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

Re: Lisbon/Porto/Douro Visit Recommendations - November Visit

Fantastic! Those are exactly what we are looking for, thank you. We are very stoked.

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