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by William Gladstone
September 14th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Araujo eisele vineyard cab
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Araujo eisele vineyard cab

Maybe buy some bottles and drink them? This is Wine Pimps, not amateur hour. Funny So when I enquire to hear what people think about a wine that is Amateur Hour? Or is it simply an opportunity for you to take a shot at me? Do you really want to attack me for asking Berserker members for their point...
by William Gladstone
September 14th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Araujo eisele vineyard cab
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Araujo eisele vineyard cab

It is no longer "Araujo." Latour bought it several years ago and has gone back to its rightful name: "Eisele Vineyard." Sure, there are wines out there with the Araujo name, but they are no longer involved and have not been for some time. Thanks, your information I approached short hand, which is w...
by William Gladstone
September 13th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Best Fine wine web offers
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Best Fine wine web offers

Over time some people have introduced me to some web sites that are quite active with attractive offers of fine wines
and some of these sites are sharper with better than most retail pricing,

I would appreciate any names or suggestions of web based fine wine sights
thanks for your help
William
by William Gladstone
September 13th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Araujo eisele vineyard cab
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Araujo eisele vineyard cab

I am seeking to learn about Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet, from Berserker members view of the wine, to the mailing list price and any perspective? Obviously all vintages are not equal, I am looking at the 2013 vintage - R.P. 99 pts and wonder is it so good, is it worth the price, ? what is the pri...
by William Gladstone
August 14th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Release date of FLIGHT? anyone know? -Never Mind
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Release date of FLIGHT? anyone know? -Never Mind

Hi,
My memory is that the winery releases FLIGHT 6 months after the release of the First wine,
Which I believe is in March - May, so that would make Flight in September?
Thanks for your help,

Sorry, I'm not thinking clearly yet, never mind.
I called the winery and answered my own questions.
William
by William Gladstone
August 12th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux avail. at discounted whlse pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: 2016 Les Carmes Haut Brion Avail. @ $129/bt

please let me know if that works because I do not note any mistake..
by William Gladstone
August 12th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux avail. at discounted whlse pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: 2016 Les Carmes Haut Brion Avail. @ $129/bt

The email to Erika is not working. Can you confirm? Sorry - is this better or any different? erika@williamgladstoneimports.com what did I screw up? (that is why I ask not to write through this site because of my extreme technical deficiency,. Wine Btl Quantity WA Score Price/Btl USD Bordeaux All 6/...
by William Gladstone
August 12th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux avail. at discounted whlse pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 877

2016 Bordeaux avail. at discounted whlse pricing

Hi Berserker Board members (I am updating this post as suggested to me by several responders - Aug. 13, Tuesday) 2016 Les Carmes Haut Brion - which we will offer at $129/bt. and 15 or 20 other 2016 on sale - list is in a post just below, please do not try to contact us through this site, we need you...
by William Gladstone
August 11th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2153

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

It would be interesting to be in a showroom with someone knowledgeable and have the 2 units in front of me and have the opportunity to examine each. From the comments I've collected and what I can gather from my overall sense - I thought that I want a unit that is quiet, reliable and problem free. I...
by William Gladstone
August 10th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Bryant Family 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: LTB Bryant Family 2016

I think I reached out to them yesterday thanks I did not, No, I hesitated, some of the success we have had, has brought a steady stream of wineries needing assistance. For a boutique sort of business as we are, that first looks at the passion we find in the wine and then in the personal relationship...
by William Gladstone
August 9th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Bryant Family 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 319

LTB Bryant Family 2016

Hi
WE are looking to purchase the 2016 Bryant Family,
please write to me directly -

quantity you can offer, and price you are seeking
thank you
William@williamgladstoneimports.com

please do not write to me through this site,
by William Gladstone
July 27th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 - White Burgundy Avail. Pierre Yves Colin & several others
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: 2017 - White Burgundy Avail. Pierre Yves Colin & several others

Update [/b] - July 16, as is usual, each valuable post brings me to meet some really good people. And that is the other side of my personal enjoyment of fine wine, is sharing fine wine... I truly do get real pleasure from doing just that. So it was a nice opportunity to share these wines which I tr...
by William Gladstone
July 27th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Update on White Burgundy - we received some more 2017,
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Update on White Burgundy - we received some more 2017,

Dear Berserkers, I told several members that we were all sold out however, we have received a bit more of the same Cuvees with an incoming shipment. All of the wines are 2017 vintage. If you want any of the following - please write to me directly: Domaine Philippe Colin Still Available Chevalier Mon...
by William Gladstone
July 26th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits

thanks
the couple is driving up from L.A. so I've recommended various adventures she liked
1 day at Santa Barbara,
1 day at Hearst Castle tour
then day at Big Sur with Lunch at Post Restaurant and then on to Carmel.
so they are not driving back down to the rstrnt.
by William Gladstone
July 26th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits

Just a drive along 17 Mile Drive is spectacular scenery (they charge $9 I believe to enter, as it's a private road, but well worth it). My favorite is to do the drive from north to south. Oh yes, you just brought back a memory from 50 years back... and I think I met Joan Baez while on that drive.. ...
by William Gladstone
July 25th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits

Point Lobos is a state park near Carmel and has some stunning views of the Pacific Ocean- one of my favorite places in the world. You now need reservations for parking. Right on highway 1. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is very special also. I wrote to her immediately - and she just replied that she got...
by William Gladstone
July 25th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits

Douglas Breen wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Point Lobos is a state park near Carmel and has some stunning views of the Pacific Ocean- one of my favorite places in the world. You now need reservations for parking. Right on highway 1.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is very special also.
Excellent - I will pass this on,
much appreciated
by William Gladstone
July 25th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits

Sure, William. The restaurant at Post Ranch is a glass jewel box extending out over the Pacific ocean and dramatic Big Sur coastline - as beautiful as it gets anywhere in the world. I had an '81 Clos des Lambrays for $65 one night there for dinner, and many other great Burgs. I think those prices u...
by William Gladstone
July 24th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits

Sure, William. The restaurant at Post Ranch is a glass jewel box extending out over the Pacific ocean and dramatic Big Sur coastline - as beautiful as it gets anywhere in the world. I had an '81 Clos des Lambrays for $65 one night there for dinner, and many other great Burgs. I think those prices u...
by William Gladstone
July 24th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits

Lunch, Dinner and/or stay at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. In the Santa Cruz Mountains my guess is Kevin Harvey (Rhys) would love to host her for a tour/visit. In SF, the Ferry Building Marketplace for visiting, eating and drinking - and if you reach out to Debbie Zachereas there who owns Ferry Plaza ...
by William Gladstone
July 24th, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Drappier Champagne Carte d'Or Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: TN: 1979 Drappier Champagne Carte d'Or Brut (France, Champagne)

Hi William, thank you for your amazing response, but yeah - I guess you are taking it too seriously. Bought this bottle relatively recently at auction, so I have no idea about provenance and such and I was also well aware that there is some risk involved with 40 years old champagne. No need to worr...
by William Gladstone
July 24th, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits

Hi, I'm in the some what awkward position - a special woman - who is the current owner of a leading Burgundy Domain that we import and is with a very typical French country side or Burgundian approach to life (in spite of her renown) is visiting the WEst Coast for the first time in more then 20 year...
by William Gladstone
July 24th, 2019, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 26
Views: 2122

Re: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

Current prices on the '17 top $120. Another QPR bites the dust. I hate to see the consumers taken advantage of, we imported a few pallets of 2017 just arriving now and we sold out at $48.45/bt , for St. Aubin. now we only have the other brothers, Philippe, Bruno, and friends, Marc Morey, Paul Pillo...
by William Gladstone
July 23rd, 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war
Replies: 44
Views: 2386

Re: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-23/napa-valley-wine-falls-victim-to-trade-war-with-93-tax-in-china Entire US wine exports to China dropped by 25% in 2018. Probably a lot worse in 2019. Higher end wine like Yao Ming dropped by half. I cannot imagine the drop at Opus One. What other N...
by William Gladstone
July 23rd, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Drappier Champagne Carte d'Or Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: TN: 1979 Drappier Champagne Carte d'Or Brut (France, Champagne)

1979 Drappier Champagne Carte d'Or Brut - France, Champagne (7/23/2019) Wow, this is different. 1979 vintage, december 2011 dégorgement, so 32 years on the lees, another eight years since. Fine bubbles but very much intact, color surprisingly light, gets darker quickly, then lighter again over an h...
by William Gladstone
July 22nd, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2153

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

sounds good, I'm a very poor shopper, so frequently I purchase the wrong car and often end up with the wrong electronic equipment.
by William Gladstone
July 22nd, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2153

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

Just loaded a new ArteVino III last weekend (Costco purchase) and, per other's comments on here, it doesn't hold 200 bottles as configured from the factory. I was able to get ~175 in there with all of the original shelving in. This coming weekend I will probably remove two or three of the shelves t...
by William Gladstone
July 20th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2153

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

William, Whatever you are thinking, get one size bigger ! That is the usual recommendations from all of us here ! Best of luck. I have 3 Eurocaves (6' X 3' X3' , one is a "Confort Duo")) plus a 60 bottle under counter U-line in kitchen and a walk-in refrigerated cellar underground. The Confort Duo ...
by William Gladstone
July 19th, 2019, 11:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2153

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

please do yourself a favor and never buy anything vinotemp. We bought a custom one for our garage to hold about 300 bottles in 2015. Two weeks ago, it just stopped working, completely blew out and took all of our wine with it. We were on vacation and when we opened the "frig", it was at 84. We chec...
by William Gladstone
July 18th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

Thank you Marcus!
by William Gladstone
July 17th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

I wrote a reply to MR. Goodfellow and it is somewhere out in the ethers, damn if I know how this works, one I expressed my envy of such a cool name - Goodfellow, how can you fail with that if you operate with integrity! 2 - I am sorry I really am not familiar at all with ORegon wines and realize tha...
by William Gladstone
July 17th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

The real shift is in the less hallowed sites. As William noted, St. Aubin has doubled too. I love Carillon Puligny-Montrachet and I understand that as a top producer, and demand skyrocketing, double the price is acceptable to me, if frustrating. When the Carillon St. Aubin doubles in price, I don’t...
by William Gladstone
July 17th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

I’ve been studying the end of the Roman Empire and I just don’t see the kinds of conditions present that could lead to that kind of collapse (barring nuclear war). While global warming is really bad, it’s not going to end the world as we know it in the next 20 years. But rising world temperatures, ...
by William Gladstone
July 16th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

Hi Noah,
I've always wanted to ask, in your photo, it appears the head which is pasted on to another body, is that so?
and if it is so, is it your body from another photo? With your head?
Or something entirely different?
by William Gladstone
July 16th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

thank you - what does FWIW mean? I'm copying this beautiful sentiment I just read from someone email, at the bottom he has this and it really touched me... it is in my heart and why I chase the wines I do. These are not my words, I've borrowed them.. AS the most succinct statement .. “There are many...
by William Gladstone
July 16th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2153

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

Thank you for your caring. I've now heard this story quite a bit and on the other side several people have been kind enough to assure me that the investment in EUROCAVE is the way to go.... I'm fortunate to have so many informed caring people .. I have decided to purchase the EUROCAVE AND need to fi...
by William Gladstone
July 16th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

Well certainly I do not know about all markets and all Domains. We distribute in Hawaii and we sell into California, New York, Boston, Las Vegas, New Jersey, and I forget where else in the U.S. and we sell a lot of fine Burgundy into Asia and we sell out of every single bottle that we can acquire if...
by William Gladstone
July 16th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

I always remember the image of one of my visits in the late 1990s, the families with parents at a gathering and their life style coming out of a way of life that included the possibility of going under and/or changing to be farmers. And the children who were now grown slowly taking over the manageme...
by William Gladstone
July 16th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

I do not know how to move it...
let it die... I think
by William Gladstone
July 14th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Negatives with Eurocave
Replies: 33
Views: 5856

Re: Any Negatives with Eurocave

I see, I should have looked for this post an not started a new post
very helpful
by William Gladstone
July 14th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boston Retail Scene?
Replies: 34
Views: 1951

Re: Boston Retail Scene?

We've a friend who is really aggressive in bringing in all kinds of good quality merchandise and has some unusual and not systematic approach to his buying. He has one store in Lynn, and is opening a 2nd store & Now I forget the town, he told me about 10 or 15 minutes away. he would have a lot wine,...
by William Gladstone
July 14th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

mmmm..
I am under the impression that in regards to Burgundy, all of the good wine sells through.
For Bordeaux and other regions that is not necessarily so.
by William Gladstone
July 14th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2153

Re: Hisense Cooler unit - any knowledge or experience?

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH!
THAT Unit IS not for me. I cannot thank you enough.
The cooling unit will go in my condo which after 38 years of living in homes,
I am now in an air condition apartment.
Thank you again.
by William Gladstone
July 14th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 - White Burgundy Avail. Pierre Yves Colin & several others
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: 2017 - White Burgundy Avail. Pierre Yves Colin & several others

Thanks Nick Please i appreciate if you communicate with me directly as requested for further communication, I am not the one who is knowledgeable on these matters within my company. I will ask my compliance person on Monday thank you for your interest. I know we have in the past supplied Binny's. Pr...
by William Gladstone
July 13th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2153

Re: Hisense Cooler unit - any knowledge or experience?

ok... and it appears no one has purchased this Hisense unit... I was at LOWES YESTERDAy and a woman was leaving with the unit and I saw it also on line at Costco and other stores at such a reasonable price.. I've no idea if I should go for a small unit - 60 - 100 /bt, or 200 bt. my office is less th...
by William Gladstone
July 13th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2153

Re: Hisense Cooler unit - any knowledge or experience?

thank you
I thought many people encouraged me to go for Vinotemp
and now I will avoid
Mucho Gracias
by William Gladstone
July 13th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2153

Re: Hisense Cooler unit - any knowledge or experience?

thank you,
I am much too frugal for my own good,
I think when my number is called I'll get to take my money with me
where ever it is I'm going to - very bad way I live my life
by William Gladstone
July 13th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

I was just doing some comparison - we have a new shipment of the 2017 white Burg's and I was curious to look on Searcher and compare the exact same wines from the same producer from 2012 and 2013. I was surprised to see in that brief time span - how prices at retail have doubled. I think I am too cl...

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