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by C Chen
March 29th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 24
Views: 1414

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

Great video. His IG page has me wanting Armagnac, too!
by C Chen
March 29th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake protection—something easy
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: Earthquake protection—something easy

Nice!
by C Chen
March 29th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 77
Views: 6409

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

The Winery restaurant in Newport Beach is doing that. 50% off everything. Given there are roughly (but very inexactly) 2X markups, many fall roughly around retail price. But some are more and some are also less - in fact, I think as you go up to mid and higher priced wines, the number of bottles th...
by C Chen
March 29th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L Website Down
Replies: 12
Views: 1751

Re: K&L Website Down

No updates since the 26th, but glad it's back. Live feed life.
by C Chen
March 27th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76591

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

m. ristev wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 3:33 pm
04 drc montrachet listed at $399.99
so...typo, oxidized, or both?
Lol, typo.
by C Chen
March 26th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Tercero Cinsault Rosé (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: TN: 2019 Tercero Cinsault Rosé (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)

I was planning to open one later tonight, but Buzz's note sounded too good that I just couldn't wait. 2019 Tercero Cinsault Rosé - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (3/26/2020) Larry at Tercero makes the best Rosé in the game. Been saying it for years, so I was extremely excited t...
by C Chen
March 25th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Spectrum Wine Storage in Irvine open?
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Is Spectrum Wine Storage in Irvine open?

I was a customer at Spectrum Wine Storage for a year and always felt they had limited hours and subpar service. Wine Cellar Club, just a few streets down, always keeps me in the loop and lets me know whenever shipments arrive, so I'm never randomly shut out or left guessing.
by C Chen
March 25th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS offering three months free during shutdown
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: WS offering three months free during shutdown

Mike Kuller wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Mine wouldn't work without giving them a credit card.
Yep, they just added that section. Surprised they didn't have it in the first place.
by C Chen
March 25th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 5020

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

I'll trade these FedEx stories for a 'proper' GSO home delivery story. Yesterday, the GSO delivery lady rang my doorbell and was quite protective over my wine shipment. After asking if I was expecting a package, she then asked me to confirm my name and spell it, then asked for my date of birth, alon...
by C Chen
March 18th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!
Replies: 54
Views: 1364

Re: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!

Sexy Mark Y!
by C Chen
March 15th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5040

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

Just happened a month ago, so it immediately comes to mind. There was a trio of 70s Heitz Martha's Vineyard in the background, but I was COMPLETELY enamored by a 1988 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow that c fu brought. I literally could not stop drinking it all evening. I'll be dreaming about that wine...
by C Chen
March 15th, 2020, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22337

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

I'm not quite getting the 50% on boneless 12oz CA Reserve NY Steaks Subtotal $268.80 Discount (F the Hackers! 50% off NYs & KCs) -$100.80 Grand Total $168.00 Anyone else seeing this? yes. Much less than 50% off. Sent an email. Because the price listed is already with 20% off. The additional discoun...
by C Chen
March 15th, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Quaranwine
Replies: 23
Views: 1512

Re: #Quaranwine

I decided this is the time to start an importing and distributing company. I'm just focusing more on retail than restaurants at this point and lower price points than higher price points. I've got a great 6.99 Chiant DOCGi: https://www.google.com/maps/place/I+Mori+-+Canneta+Srl/@43.7371109,11.07904...
by C Chen
March 12th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roederer to buy Diamond Creek
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: Roederer to buy Diamond Creek

I'm glad I could take the spotlight from both Roederer and Diamond Creek, but you guys really don't have to treat me so well.
by C Chen
March 12th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roederer to buy Diamond Creek
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: Roederer to buy Diamond Creek

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 5:32 pm
So yes, you want it for free.
Lol. Ok, big boy
by C Chen
March 12th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roederer to buy Diamond Creek
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: Roederer to buy Diamond Creek

My current thoughts: GTFO with these subscription models. [swearing.gif] Will have to read later. So they should give you stuff for free? Yawn. Would have liked to contribute something to this thread. Curious what Roederer paid and what their plans are, if that was even mentioned (within a subscrip...
by C Chen
March 12th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roederer to buy Diamond Creek
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: Roederer to buy Diamond Creek

My current thoughts: GTFO with these subscription models. [swearing.gif]

Will have to read later.
by C Chen
March 10th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: CHABLIS STEAL!! 2014 Montée de Tonnerre sub $30!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: CHABLIS STEAL!! 2014 Montée de Tonnerre sub $30!!!

Wow. Awesome price.

I get my annual wines (and Girl Scouts Cookies) from Ryan. Buy with extreme confidence.
by C Chen
March 10th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: FS: 2002 Cristal Rose

we've partied together how many times now and you've never served this? soo disappointing. i take it back. charlie is the best looking of all the cousins/family. Dude! I'm for the people. Why do you think I bring out the great Wagner wines? grouphug Also, you guys are savages! Charlie's looking pre...
by C Chen
March 6th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: FS: 2002 Cristal Rose

Thanks, Andrew!
by C Chen
March 4th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 601

FS: Sold

Sold!
by C Chen
March 3rd, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando-Mallet - an example of proper customer service
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Sociando-Mallet - an example of proper customer service

Wow. Really cool and unexpected story. Love what Chris said, as well.
by C Chen
February 24th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: 17 ridge pagani 30 at k&l
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Psa: 17 ridge pagani 30 at k&l

Nice. Saw that, too. If only it was Geyserville!
by C Chen
February 21st, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1738
Views: 104771

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 2:00 pm
Any comments on the NV Diebolt Vallois BdB brut. I’m always intrigued by 375s but want things better than daily drinkers.
To me, it's the epitome of a daily drinker. Doesn't strike above its price point, IMO. Others may disagree.
by C Chen
February 21st, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.
Replies: 30
Views: 1051

Re: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.

William Kelley wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 3:30 pm
Surprised no one mentioned Barbera in this regard!
Gotta keep the prices low!
by C Chen
February 21st, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: Maybe the Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever! EXTENDED
Replies: 107
Views: 5113

Re: Franny Beck: Maybe the Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever! EXTENDED

Jealous of you all! Eager Californian here waiting for mine to arrive. Can't wait to pop a bottle! Hey Curtis, look for an email later today about California shipping next week. It shouldn’t be, but shipping to CA requires a little more work on my end. The wine is still good, though! :) Dude! Thank...
by C Chen
February 21st, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: Maybe the Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever! EXTENDED
Replies: 107
Views: 5113

Re: Franny Beck: Maybe the Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever! EXTENDED

Jealous of you all! Eager Californian here waiting for mine to arrive. Can't wait to pop a bottle!
by C Chen
February 21st, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers
Replies: 174
Views: 7534

Re: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers

Met James Dietz, Jay Selman, and Paul Lin (either former or hardly active WB users now) back in 2013. Found WB to be a great resource for learning.

Side note: Wish their heavier wine buying/drinking timelines matched up with mine. Would have been an interesting time ;p
by C Chen
February 21st, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wine you don't like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2109

Re: What do you do with wine you don't like?

Sell it?
by C Chen
February 19th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2890

Re: Question for mailing list members

Some of the big names are, frankly, a rip off. BV, Shafer, Phelps, etc, offer club discounts but their wines can be found cheaper at local retail or online. Duckhorn is one of the larger ones I’ve bought from their club because many of their single vineyard Merlot and Cabs can’t be found through re...
by C Chen
February 19th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 144
Views: 4792

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Update on Shipping and Olive oil project! I have a big lot of orders almost ready to ship. I will try to get phase 1 out by this coming Monday. If the temps are good to go, I will try to get the wine orders not depending on the 2020 EVOO shipped out as well. The bottling project is moving at a stea...
by C Chen
February 19th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10541

Re: Scarecrow allocation

The 3L at $5k is some tater pricing.
by C Chen
February 19th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 300

FS: Sold

Still pending. QQ
by C Chen
February 17th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 229926

Re: Official Costco Thread

I’m waiting for the $187.97 2008 Cristal! [beg.gif] It’s good to have dreams!!! [drinkers.gif] That dream came true to me. I bought it at $189 but I was in Calgary in Canada (paid CAD 250). Now it's sold out though. Now you gotta fly to France and show us up with even cheaper Cristal. ;)
by C Chen
February 17th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 5710

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

This is pretty sound advice. When Reddit Wine hits the levels of Reddit NBA, WB is in serious trouble 🤪
by C Chen
February 17th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12972
Views: 631715

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

recent cellar release? Georges Mugneret died in 88, don’t know when he started. Wouldn’t of course been labeled M-G back then. Funny that they used an old school label. Great fill and find! Actually Georges Mugneret's father married a Gibourg in 1928 and the first vintage of Domaine Mugneret-Gibour...
by C Chen
February 17th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3528

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

Quickly killed a bottle of 2013 OMV Zin. Man, is this elegant and resolving nicely. Wish I had plenty more. Besides the Geyserville, this is right up there as my favorite Zin. Awesome stuff. Hoping to visit Scherrer Winery late this year.
by C Chen
February 16th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12972
Views: 631715

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 11:47 am
1x 1959 Mugneret-Gibourg Echezeaux
Hold up. 👀
by C Chen
February 15th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 22 Year-Old Sauternes Under Screwcap
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: 22 Year-Old Sauternes Under Screwcap

That's dope! Thanks for the data point.
by C Chen
February 14th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texas BYOB Let Down :(
Replies: 60
Views: 4225

Re: Texas BYOB Let Down :(

Man. I just want to see this A+ ribeye.
by C Chen
February 13th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6036

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Dennis Atick wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 9:32 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 4:03 pm
J.J.Prüm Rieslings (other than the auction wines)
[winner.gif]
I also agree with this.
by C Chen
February 13th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 et al. Domaine Dujac.
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: 2018 et al. Domaine Dujac.

Jeez. Drooling from the notes.
by C Chen
February 12th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: FS: Sold

NickRut wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 4:05 pm
What the heck was this? Lol fastest sale ever.
It's happened about four times already. Fitting enough, it was an appreciation sale. Was selling a rare bourbon at cost!
by C Chen
February 12th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 310

FS: Sold

And gone.
by C Chen
February 11th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 316

FS: Sold

Sold
by C Chen
February 11th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 300

FS: Sold

Sold
by C Chen
February 11th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 272

FS: Sold

Sold
by C Chen
February 8th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.
Replies: 80
Views: 5633

Re: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.

Can't name one California Pinot that I have really enjoyed. I'll take Vincent, Biggio Hamina, Goodfellow, St. Innocent, Belle Pente, and Longplay any day over the Cali fruit bombs. That speaks more to your inexperience than anything. The irony of your response is quite humorous... Ha, nothing again...

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