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by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 27th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

Reposted. No more reference to moraine.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 27th, 2020, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Champagne under $40
Replies: 69
Views: 2909

Re: Best Champagne under $40

I also agree with Laherte Freres, Hebrart and Charles Heidsieck.

Another favourite is NV Pierre Moncuit Cuvee Hugues de Coulmet Blanc de Blancs Brut.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 26th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 21
Views: 1149

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

I bought the 2016 vintage from Envoyer in June 2018. I haven’t opened one yet. Please try one. But FWIW, the 2015s I bought from Envoyer were fine. That's good news...as I bought two mags of those from them! Unfortunately my 2016s are in offsite case storage. The Pepe is in a mixed case along with ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 26th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 78
Views: 7122

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

Thanks for this post. I'll avoid them in the future. I've placed a handful of orders with them over the years. Never a problem with the orders, or with shipping to NY state. My last order was a futures order in April 2018. The order was ready to ship in November 2018, but at that time they told me t...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 25th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 21
Views: 1149

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

I bought the 2016 vintage from Envoyer in June 2018. I haven’t opened one yet.

But FWIW, the 2015s I bought from Envoyer were fine.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 22nd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

Looks like Garbro Ranch. The Galloni score and price point are correct. The only other with a 92 pt score and $30+ price is Hanzell.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 22nd, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 163
Views: 5024

Re: Real winenerd wines

A couple that came to mind: Edi Kante Vitovska Selezione - from the Carso region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Not many producers working with Vitovska, and Edi Kante’s Selezione is fantastic. This is fun stuff. I have also one bottle of this stashed away in my cabinet. Fiorano (Boncompagni Ludovisi) M...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 22nd, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 163
Views: 5024

Re: Real winenerd wines

A couple that came to mind: Edi Kante Vitovska Selezione - from the Carso region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Not many producers working with Vitovska, and Edi Kante’s Selezione is fantastic. This is fun stuff. I have also one bottle of this stashed away in my cabinet. Fiorano (Boncompagni Ludovisi) M...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 22nd, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 163
Views: 5024

Re: Real winenerd wines

A couple that came to mind: Edi Kante Vitovska Selezione - from the Carso region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Not many producers working with Vitovska, and Edi Kante’s Selezione is fantastic. Fiorano (Boncompagni Ludovisi) Malvasia di Candia Vino da Tavola - Asimov wrote about this wine back in 2004. I...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 19th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do people track their wine inventory in a Eurocave?
Replies: 34
Views: 1162

Re: How do people track their wine inventory in a Eurocave?

I have a single VintageKeeper (called A in CT), a double wide VintageKeeper (B and C), case storage in my cold cellar (D), and case storage at an offsite location. I have CellarTracker set up with two locations (Cellar and Offsite). My Cellar wines are tracked by VK unit (A-C) and row. Or cold stora...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 15th, 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 195
Views: 10762

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 12th, 2020, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Books - Must Haves
Replies: 52
Views: 7730

Re: Wine Books - Must Haves

If anyone is looking for a deep dive of Champagne, Peter Liem's box set can't be recommended highly enough. The maps + the text are amazing. I wish there was its equivalent for the piedmont. +1 on the Liem book. Best books I’ve read on various regions: Champagne by Peter Liem (2017) Barolo and Barb...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 12th, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1566
Views: 104751

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 11th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3909
Views: 401058

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Martin Ray Synthesis showed up again, this time the 2017, as the July 30 Napa Valley Cabernet Mystery . The Sparkling Surprise is 2013 Contratto Millesmato Pas Dos. The 2015 Contratto "For England" was offered at a later date, and almost twice the price. Thanks for your list, Peter. Was this the Sp...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 11th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4579

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Some that immediately come to mind: Tornatore Etna Bianco Pietrarizzo Boutari Grande Reserve Naoussa Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis Graham Beck Brut Zero Pierre Moncuit Cuvée Hugues de Coulmet Blanc de Blancs Brut Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco Lopez de Heredia Tondonia...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 11th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4579

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

David K o l i n wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 8:31 am
Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
And their various Etna Bianco, but especially the Santo Spirito.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 11th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 193
Views: 9859

Re: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

As much as I love Burgundy, it’s only 12% of my cellar - mostly because I can’t afford more. I have a lot of 2010 Jadot and Chanson that I bought back in 2013 and haven’t touched yet. I haven’t bought Jadot or Chanson since then, so once I start to drink the 2010s they’ll drop off the list. Jadot Ch...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 4th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

I am, admittedly, not a buyer of de Negoce - I couldn't buy the wines if I wanted to living where I do - and I'm not the target market of the business model. That's cool. I think it's a fascinating topic and unique corner of the wine business that I find genuinely interesting. I’m also in Toronto, ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 4th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

I am, admittedly, not a buyer of de Negoce - I couldn't buy the wines if I wanted to living where I do - and I'm not the target market of the business model. That's cool. I think it's a fascinating topic and unique corner of the wine business that I find genuinely interesting. I’m also in Toronto, ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
October 2nd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 PYCM
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: 2018 PYCM

Thanks for the notes. I have a handful of the 2018 Bourgogne Blanc that I’ll pick up once the border reopens. I echo Jan’s question.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 28th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

I've got nothing against Andreas and don't mind him posting here about his venture, but I've been thinking for a while about starting a case sharing database thread kinda like the offline one since this isn't the first time this conversation has come up, nor is case sharing something unique to the ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 28th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

I've got nothing against Andreas and don't mind him posting here about his venture, but I've been thinking for a while about starting a case sharing database thread kinda like the offline one since this isn't the first time this conversation has come up, nor is case sharing something unique to the ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 27th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

I wonder, where was this sanctimoniousness for every other off-topic post in this rollicking 93-page thread? Certainly there were plenty of digressions into MatthewT's storage concerns, or what have you. It's funny, there are pages and pages of posts in this thread of people saying they would be in...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 27th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

Personally, I’m not interested in reading Andreas’s self-promotional posts in this thread and i think he would find a wider and more appreciative audience if he started a new dedicated thread to promote his venture. But the easiest solution was just to add Andreas to my “foes” list. Now all his pos...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 25th, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

Personally, I’m not interested in reading Andreas’s self-promotional posts in this thread and i think he would find a wider and more appreciative audience if he started a new dedicated thread to promote his venture. But the easiest solution was just to add Andreas to my “foes” list. Now all his post...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 22nd, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 169
Views: 11682

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

3 x Proprietary Red
3 x Shifflett

Wanted the new Napa bottling, but stopped myself.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 20th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Closed

I’ve tried to access the Vinous forum for the past few days but the page is blank. Nothing loads. I tried on both desktop and iPad. Is it just me, or are others experiencing the same thing? I did a search here and elsewhere but can’t find any mention of a problem. EDIT: Weird. It's working on deskto...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 19th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

Based on the blend, this’ll be it:

Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rosé

Can’t get the direct link to work here. But use this and click through to the Patelin:

https://tablascreek.com/wines/rose
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 18th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2354

Re: Taco Bell wine

Third thread on this topic.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 17th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

Smith Story is the only 2016 Sonoma Mountain Cab Sauv with a 93 score on Vinous.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 17th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3909
Views: 401058

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

The only single vineyard 2015 Barolos with a 98+ scores (not from Suckling) that I can find are from Bruno Giacosa and Gaja, and I think it's more than safe to assume the $49 Garagiste offer isn't from either of those producers. [popcorn.gif]
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 17th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Cookies will be amended (the cache clearing does work for most, however) and links will be opened in a new tab in the update, which I anticipate will be either October or November, and will update everyone accordingly, as we will have downtime. Also, we'll have a test forum where the new software w...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 17th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Did anyone resolve the cookie issue? I am constantly logged out of WB on my iPhone and iPad (using the default Safari browser), as well as on my laptop and desktop (also using Safari). On my laptop and desktop I've cleared my cache and cookies for the WB website and started fresh. Still doesn't wor...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 17th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Did anyone resolve the cookie issue? I am constantly logged out of WB on my iPhone and iPad (using the default Safari browser), as well as on my laptop and desktop (also using Safari). On my laptop and desktop I've cleared my cache and cookies for the WB website and started fresh. Still doesn't work...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 16th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2354

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

It went on sale this morning. The link on the Taco Bell website takes you to the winery's website (Queenston Mile Vineyard).

It's already sold out.

https://www.queenstonmilevineyard.com/p ... pe-o-noir/
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 15th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell's New Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Taco Bell's New Jalapeño Noir

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 6:21 pm
I prefer '61 Cheval Blanc with my fast food

Styrofoam cup, no ice.
Nice one, Miles. [cheers.gif]
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 15th, 2020, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 68
Views: 2650

Re: Auctions

Warren’s assessment is excellent - both of the 1997 vintage and the best sites to purchase back vintages. I’ve gone through quite a few 1997 Piedmont and Tuscan wines in the past few years and while some showed very well, the majority were getting tired (balsamic and brown sugar notes beginning to o...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 13th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz buys Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 1830

Re: Heitz buys Burgess

I had a 1978 about two years ago courtesy of a friend that was sublime. It led me to seek out more Burgess and since then I’ve had half a dozen bottles of the 1984 Vintage Selection that were equally superb, as well as a bunch of 1994, 1995 and 1998 (Library Release) that were very good but not in t...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 13th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

EAScrog wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Last week I sent Bert an email about one I'd missed while I was on the road. He replied he'd "add me to the waitlist". Bert is also the name Cameron's dog...
So is Bert a real person or a pseudonym for Cameron?
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 8th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

R. Serafin wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Where can you see earlier releases that are still available? The site is like the dark web.
https://www.denegoce.com/collections/all
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 8th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

Andrew A r n t f i e l d wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Interesting. I looked through the Products section on the website and offers 15, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 28 are still available. Just placed an order for No.28.
Looks like I got the last case of No.28. Now sold out.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 8th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

Interesting. I looked through the Products section on the website and offers 15, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 28 are still available. Just placed an order for No.28.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 8th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

john mccarty wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Andrew A r n t f i e l d wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Where can you see the live updates to the stock remaining?
If you put a large number of cases in the cart it auto-adjusts to the actual remaining inventory.
[thankyou.gif] Clever.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 8th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6567
Views: 386619

Re: de Negoce offer

Where can you see the live updates to the stock remaining?
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 23rd, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 591
Views: 49536

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

All my Berserkers Day wines have been sitting at the UPS store in Lewiston NY since late March when the border closed. 😩 They’ll likely have been there a full year before I’m able to go down and get them.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 22nd, 2020, 3:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14712
Views: 731940

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2010 R. Lopez de Heredia Rosado Gran Reserva Vina Tondonia 6 x 2011 R. Lopez de Heredia Blanco Vina Gravonia I haven’t bought much recently in the US because I have no idea when I’ll be able to cross the border again to pick up my shipments, so I’ve been relying more on the LCBO. These two relea...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 22nd, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 61
Views: 2627

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

My wife store her nail polish in the wine fridge.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 21st, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

But seriously, while I voted Yes for both features, I respect those who wish to limit their online exposure. I do think, however, that there is some misunderstanding by some here about how Facebook works, especially as it relates to the social share feature. When someone shares a thread or post, the...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 21st, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Great thread! I shared it on my social channels.



JK [popcorn.gif]
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 5th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah
Replies: 54
Views: 1638

Re: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah

Retro is on my list to reach out to and see if they have some library releases that they are willing to part with. Retro has a 12 bottle vertical of the Howell Mountain PS on their website. Three bottles each of the 2010 through 2013. All are excellent. Yes, they would benefit from more cellar time...

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