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by William Gladstone
November 12th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 76
Views: 6220

Re: Winebid revised.....

Haven't bought or been on the site in quite some time but no longer a buyer. I was hitting too many duds after trying them after time in the cellar. The bottles all looked fine. No signs of damage but many were dull and not representative of the same wines purchased from the Winery or retail. for s...
by William Gladstone
November 12th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Las Vegas Casino Hotel Champagne liquidation
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Las Vegas Casino Hotel Champagne liquidation

Prominent Las Vegas Casino Hotel is liquidating their entire Champagne collection. We have purchased the entire Champagne collection - as they have closed their night clubs - the new owners are making a move for fine dining. We are selling at 30 cents on the dollar - $850,000.oo of mostly (not only)...
by William Gladstone
November 12th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: any familiarity with Founders 49 web site?
Replies: 1
Views: 200

any familiarity with Founders 49 web site?

Hi
I've been asked by a french winery we represent for any information on Founders 49.

I would appreciate if anyone has any experience or knowledge about this outfit - web site to share with me.
Thanks
William
by William Gladstone
November 5th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 4855

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

You *did* malign an entire generation. That is not likely to go over well with members of said generation, many of whom participate here. The age-old trope of deriding members of (the) younger generation(s) is just that: old. Old, and devoid of nearly any meaning. Trafficking in said tropes, howeve...
by William Gladstone
November 5th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: To Tariff or Not to Tariff
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: To Tariff or Not to Tariff

Another consideration is to evaluate your own desire for your return on capital. If, as you sell vintage wines, the demand is fickle to the price (and may frankly question and dismiss a price that is significantly lower than others) then price to your return on capital. Evanluate how long you've ha...
by William Gladstone
November 5th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27863

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I just got an e-mail from a wine retailer for some 2016 futures indicating that they have basically pushed the delivery date to WAY in the future (2022) until this issue gets "resolved" I will assume you have posted this in this forum because you are open to outsiders thoughts. I'd demand my money ...
by William Gladstone
November 5th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: To Tariff or Not to Tariff
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: To Tariff or Not to Tariff

Prices are naturally downward sticky. You should look at your current inventory and price to replace it at the market cost. I realize this is harder with wine than, say, gasoline. But, the pump reflects the futures price, not the past price. You took the risk. You laid out the captial. You hold the...
by William Gladstone
November 5th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?

I just got an invitation from Christie's to attend the auction in Beaune this year, with a list of barrels to be auctioned. Not that I want to go to Beaune that weekend, since I have other obligations, but as one of the original Gang of Five that put together HAG in 2005, I thought I would ask whet...
by William Gladstone
November 5th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: To Tariff or Not to Tariff
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: To Tariff or Not to Tariff

T Klonoski wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 12:11 pm
I would up prices moderately but offer deeper discounts than normal for large orders.
mmmm....
thanks
by William Gladstone
November 3rd, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 4855

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

I am aware that I am an ol' timer, and I live so far from the center of so much - in the Hawaiian Islands - we certainly are removed, but this entire article makes numerous references to how important and influential this Mr. Cailan is. Throughout the article each touch stone referred to - every wi...
by William Gladstone
November 3rd, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 4855

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

Another classic Gladstone post whining about young people And you have a view in to the validity and use of my posts? You who won't even show your full name? You know how many few hundred people I've had respectful, professional dealings with through this site in the real world? who are you? beside...
by William Gladstone
November 3rd, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 4855

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

He may have read and understood the article, but wanted to discuss an additional aspect. Make no false dilemmas. Obviously - I need to state the obvious - is that it? or some people just feel better attacking on the internet. This young man's behavior is absolutely awful, sickening to me. You do no...
by William Gladstone
November 3rd, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 4855

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

Self-created social media stars sometimes forget that fame can expose, but not excuse, questionable behavior. that's what it is at this time - "self created social media " fame.. not fame from real accomplishment or achievement - but just as you state "self-created". I feel terrible for the young p...
by William Gladstone
November 3rd, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 4855

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

Kris Patten wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 1:31 pm
ybarselah wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 12:15 pm
seems you completely missed the point of the story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/01/dini ... sault.html
+1, this was about abuse of power/influence or perceived power/influence. Sickening.
of course it is, that is obvious..
by William Gladstone
November 3rd, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 4855

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

Never heard of him Exactly, so Neal, then you - like I - are not in the know of the influential stars of the wine world. If you thought - that the Rothschilds, or Mondavi's, or Ernest and Julio, or Terlato's, or COSTCO, or K & L, or Zachy's or Total Wine and More and so on, are influential then we ...
by William Gladstone
November 3rd, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 4855

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

Never heard of him Exactly, so Neal, then you - like I - are not in the know of the influential stars of the wine world. If you thought - that the Rothschilds, or Mondavi's, or Ernest and Julio, or Terlato's, or COSTCO, or K & L, or Zachy's and so on, are influential then we need to meet Mr. Cailan...
by William Gladstone
November 3rd, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Suggestions on 2015 Burgundy $100-$200 range
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Suggestions on 2015 Burgundy $100-$200 range

What would you consider the best 2015 Burgundy within price range of $100-$200 USD? TIA champagne.gif I do not know why no one replied may I suggest you try again and state - Red or White, or both and some information that will give an idea of what you have enjoyed and what you seek? Of course a bo...
by William Gladstone
November 3rd, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 4855

N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

I am aware that I am an ol' timer, and I live so far from the center of so much - in the Hawaiian Islands - we certainly are removed, but this entire article makes numerous references to how important and influential this Mr. Cailan is. Throughout the article each touch stone referred to - every win...
by William Gladstone
November 2nd, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: To Tariff or Not to Tariff
Replies: 6
Views: 462

To Tariff or Not to Tariff

Dear Members, I've found the opinions, POV, information of the diverse community of Berserkers has been often times extremely helpful. So I was very interested to open this question to the members to hear POV outside of my internal dialog. I've only spoken with a few - a major West Coast retailer, a...
by William Gladstone
October 22nd, 2019, 1:25 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux

Looking for a bottle of nicely aged and stored Bordeaux. Some suggestions below, also open to others. Will need to take possession this week, can send overnight label. 1996 Leoville las Cases 1989 Pichon Lalande 1989 Lynch Bages Rob, In September we had a dinner with a client in London the gentleme...
by William Gladstone
October 22nd, 2019, 1:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Screaming EAgle - all vintages - loose btls or 3 packs
Replies: 0
Views: 315

LTB Screaming EAgle - all vintages - loose btls or 3 packs

Aloha Berserkers, Recent activity has really emptied our cupboards. We are looking to purchase all vintages - as loose bottles /or 3 packs. Provenance is essential, you must be the original owner, we do not want to deal in merchandise that there is any question of. We can show you the math - you wil...
by William Gladstone
October 22nd, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 84
Views: 21400

Re: Wine Refrigerators

FYI, I do believe I bought the eurocaves from wineenthusiast.com/EuroCave I hope my idea is useful to someone, for a number of years I had a unit that is basically built to be EITHER a Sauna or a walk in Wine Cellar. The man who installed this - I believe he is many peoples main man in the state. F...
by William Gladstone
October 22nd, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 84
Views: 21400

Re: Wine Refrigerators

FYI, I do believe I bought the eurocaves from wineenthusiast.com/EuroCave I hope my idea is useful to someone, for a number of years I had a unit that is basically built to be EITHER a Sauna or a walk in Wine Cellar. The man who installed this - I believe he is many peoples main man in the state. F...
by William Gladstone
October 22nd, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Fox (PC) Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3646

Re: John Fox (PC) Update

The bankruptcy isn't wrapped up, yet, although it looks like it's getting close. Any checks would come after then know how much money has been collected and how much is left after paying off the entities involved collecting the money and the creditors farther up in the line. I also received the upd...
by William Gladstone
October 14th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27863

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Is it accurate that Champagne is not part of the tariff? This is what our shipper - who is a shipper that many use in the wine industry, because of their constant inefficiency we have a Champagne order that part has arrived and we routed to New York, and part is sitting in temperature controlled co...
by William Gladstone
October 14th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27863

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Is it accurate that Champagne is not part of the tariff? "The proposed date of implementation is the 18th of this month, with our best understanding being that many French, Spanish and German wines will be levied with a 25% ad valorem tax. Notably excepted in the initial list of goods, are Italian ...
by William Gladstone
October 10th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 76
Views: 6220

Re: Winebid revised.....

Haven't bought or been on the site in quite some time but no longer a buyer. I was hitting too many duds after trying them after time in the cellar. The bottles all looked fine. No signs of damage but many were dull and not representative of the same wines purchased from the Winery or retail. for s...
by William Gladstone
October 8th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV

Any thoughts on the Arnoux-Lachaux Romanee Saint Vivant 2017. I have been offered one bottle at $1275.00 I wanted to buy the Aux Reignots but it it sold out. we have in stock, 2011 & 2013, V. R. Aux Reignots and for R.S.V. we have 2010 , 2013, 2014 2017 we have both Cuvees but we stopped the shipme...
by William Gladstone
October 8th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV

K&L put it up pre-arrival today for $800. Not sure how many bottles originally but 2 now (I did nothing to change that number :-) ). that information does not seem correct, K & L is listing for $800 for which wine? and which Vintage? 2017 Arnoux Lachaux RSV. Given the market price that seems to be ...
by William Gladstone
October 7th, 2019, 11:28 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV

Craig G wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 9:50 pm
K&L put it up pre-arrival today for $800. Not sure how many bottles originally but 2 now (I did nothing to change that number :-) ).
that information does not seem correct, K & L is listing for $800 for which wine? and which Vintage?
by William Gladstone
October 6th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV

Any thoughts on the Arnoux-Lachaux Romanee Saint Vivant 2017. I have been offered one bottle at $1275.00 I wanted to buy the Aux Reignots but it it sold out. Adrian I sent you a private message and did not hear back from you and I will state my message again, perhaps because of my clumsiness with t...
by William Gladstone
October 4th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle
Replies: 29
Views: 1728

Re: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle

My prediction- we are heading towards Stagflation. Slowing economy and rising inflation. The worst combination there is. The wine hobby has been doing this to me for years. [cheers.gif] There are days where I can't afford to drink wine I already own! the next step is to go into the wine business - ...
by William Gladstone
October 4th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27863

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Is it accurate that Champagne is not part of the tariff? This is what our shipper - who is a shipper that many use in the wine industry, because of their constant inefficiency we have a Champagne order that part has arrived and we routed to New York, and part is sitting in temperature controlled co...
by William Gladstone
October 4th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle
Replies: 29
Views: 1728

Re: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 10:30 am
The Gallo-Constellation deal was for only $1.7 million? For 30 brands? So $50,000 a brand? Either that's an error or the wine business must be very low margin
You have no idea - how low margin we work on
by William Gladstone
October 3rd, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27863

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I'm just starting to think about the details of this. We have several shipments en-route now and I would be lucky if anyone of these arrive prior to the date of the start of the tariff. If I can squeeze in under the wire... Other wise my immediate thought is to postpone any shipments that have not d...
by William Gladstone
October 2nd, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest

William - what is your market? You’re based in Hawaii and you largely sell across Asia? You’ve spelled it out in various ways in emails to me and on this forum dozens of times. It’s not somehow meant pejoratively. I did not know what you meant, thank you for explaining, for clarity sake - it is a c...
by William Gladstone
October 2nd, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest

I'm avoiding facing the media's views of the 2017, I'll have to watch that.. I've been avoiding - perhaps thinking it will change? Lots of people made good wine in 2017 by being well situated, by managing their canopy well and by picking before the fires. But it was a terrible year for a lot of win...
by William Gladstone
October 2nd, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest

I'm avoiding facing the media's views of the 2017, I'll have to watch that.. I've been avoiding - perhaps thinking it will change?
by William Gladstone
October 2nd, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest

How is it that Napa produces such great vintages now - year after year - where as Bordeaux and Burgundy are not nearly as consistent?
I've day dreamed of living in Burgundy - until the hail hits me with baseball size chunks in August..
by William Gladstone
October 2nd, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

2019 Napa Valley Harvest

Once again it seems that Napa has a sensational crop, (amazing how consistent Napa Valley is for grape growing compared to Bordeaux and Burgundy.) as one wine maker reported : As the vineyard workers slice through the early morning chill, the last of the golden chardonnays are coming off at full mat...
by William Gladstone
October 2nd, 2019, 12:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3248

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

Very interesting, I've a friend who is a retailer in New England- between him and his family they own a few stores and he is opening a new one. and I listen to how Total Wine and more operates with predatory practises that are squeezing so many retailers out of business. Total Wine is Receiving favo...
by William Gladstone
October 1st, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3248

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

Being more closely connected with the auction side, I tend to see things a bit further down the road. While I do not think we are in for dire circumstances, there is certainly some strong pullback in areas that have bubbled up in the last couple of years. I will need to see a couple more auctions b...
by William Gladstone
October 1st, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3248

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

I've learned we are a good Bell weather because of the nature of the High End wine market - our clients from Macau, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, to the U.S. and U.K. we can feel the energy in the movement. And then I can tell from the offers we receive, from the U.S. distributors, retailers, and th...
by William Gladstone
October 1st, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3248

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

As evidenced by the offer I just got for Clos du Tart 2017 at $575 a bottle, after buying the 2014 at $240 a bottle. I do not know how to interpret that except to state - I imagine you will not be purchasing, and that is what will be happening. You think that is a sign of how healthy the market is..?
by William Gladstone
October 1st, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3248

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

I don't necessarily have reason to doubt your claims, but do you have a source or sources, or is this just a conclusion you're drawing from your own observations? I've learned we are a good Bell weather because of the nature of the High End wine market - our clients from Macau, Singapore, Hong Kong...
by William Gladstone
October 1st, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3248

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 6:45 pm
Moving thread to Wine Talk
thank you
I am trying to learn and contribute in a positive manner
as I struggle with social media
by William Gladstone
October 1st, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3248

Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

October 1 - 2019 - it is official - wine fatigue is now for real. All of the signs are present - from U.K. to the U.S. to Asia, every major market is flooded with wine and offers. From offers of Bulk juice to mid-level wines to brands well known starting with OVERTURE and Opus One and Premium Sonoma...
by William Gladstone
September 30th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Thank you filled
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Thank you filled

Dear Berserkers A good London client of ours has asked us to provide 2 different wines for their client: a case (3 X 75cl) of the 2016 IX - Colgin - Proprietary Red Estate Actually - now that I think of it there is another client also asking for the same Colgin. And a six pack of 2009 and 2010 2nd F...
by William Gladstone
September 28th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6367

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Barry Rothof wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 2:32 pm
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2008 may well turn out to be one of the truly Outstanding Champagne vintages for many houses,
by William Gladstone
September 28th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: free bottle of Burgundy and baby sitting
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: free bottle of Burgundy and baby sitting

Does my friend in Santa Barbara need to have a helicopter on hand to make this work [wink.gif] come on somebody had to say it! Good luck! Careful! This guy is Russian Mafia and you would not want him to sick Putin on you This should be a great experience to get to know someone who is growing up in ...

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