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by amjohnstone
May 21st, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cruse Tradition Sparkling Dosage Trials
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Cruse Tradition Sparkling Dosage Trials

Kinda shocked that this didn't engender more discussion. Personally, I jumped all over this. I drink a lot of Champagne and sparkling wine, but I've never done a dosage trial. And I'm very excited about this even, which adds a unique dynamic to a zoom tasting.
by amjohnstone
May 7th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7030
Views: 603616

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

The Trustee filed its first interim report on May 5. Priority claims asserted for consumer deposits (e.g., wine) will be paid at 30%, which is better than I expected when this whole mess began. But the Trustee is retaining $4,561,649.42 for "continued litigation for avoidance actions, the recovery o...
by amjohnstone
April 29th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7030
Views: 603616

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

The bankruptcy is still pending. In fact, I amended my claim today. Like most customers who paid for but not receive wine, I did not assert that my claim was entitled to priority. It seems that was a mistake. I should have asserted that my claim was entitled to priority under Section 507(a) because ...
by amjohnstone
March 18th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: CAVIAR RESTOCK! 35% OFF with LOW (or even FREE!) SHIPPING COST- SHIPPING ON 5/20 - Astrea caviar deals. Freshly tinned!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: 30% off all orders! Let the Caviar come to you - Astrea caviar deals

Caviar has high nutritional content and when stored well lasts a long time. It's perfect emergency rations.

Order in!
by amjohnstone
February 24th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1894

Re: Anything good from '81?

Krug. But it's really difficult to find.
by amjohnstone
February 3rd, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 15 liter sqn inaugural at upcoming auction!
Replies: 12
Views: 1788

Re: 15 liter sqn inaugural at upcoming auction!

Acker's February 7 auction. It's lot 409. Estimate is $40K - $55K.

There's a lot of large format stuff at that auction, including methuselahs of 1996 Dom Perignon Rose, imperials of Yquem, etc.
by amjohnstone
December 27th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero jeroboam
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: FS: 1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero jeroboam

Andrew, Would you mind sharing when and from where you sourced it, and also any known provenance prior to that? Thanks! I purchased it at auction two years ago, and I can't vouch for the provenance, I'm sorry. I'm happy to send pictures of the bottle, which does appear to be in very good shape. The...
by amjohnstone
December 27th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero jeroboam
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: FS: 1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero jeroboam

I'm assuming by Jeroboam you're referring to a 4.5L? Hmmmm...that's a lot of super ripe thick liquid but I'll meditate and ponder hard.... So, I checked the bottle in my offsite storage, and I confirmed it's a 3.0L, which I guess that makes it technically a double mag? Anyway, it's three liters of ...
by amjohnstone
December 26th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero jeroboam
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: FS: 1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero jeroboam

A while back, in a moment of seeming drunken insanity, I purchased a jeroboam of 1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero cab franc. I'm at a loss what to do with it, and so, I will entertain any reasonable offer. What would you consider a fair price? I'm not a regular buyer in this particular space, and I...
by amjohnstone
December 25th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero jeroboam
Replies: 7
Views: 554

FS: 1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero jeroboam

A while back, in a moment of seeming drunken insanity, I purchased a jeroboam of 1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero cab franc. I'm at a loss what to do with it, and so, I will entertain any reasonable offer.
by amjohnstone
December 21st, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 1995, 1998 Krug mags [SOLD]
Replies: 0
Views: 326

FS 1995, 1998 Krug mags [SOLD]

One mag each of 1995 and 1998 Krug, bought on release, stored in temperature controlled cellar since, etc. Looking for $1300 shipped, but feel free to make me a reasonable offer.

PayPal and/or Zelle preferred.

Update: Sold. Thank you for your interest.
by amjohnstone
December 11th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: SQN Papa [sold]
Replies: 0
Views: 307

FS: SQN Papa [sold]

Bought on release, stored since then in my temperature controlled cellar, and completely forgotten about, until I found it rooting around in my cellar just now, years after having sold my other SQNs.

PM me if you're interested.

Update: Sold. Thank you for your interest.
by amjohnstone
November 12th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Fete du Champagne 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: La Fete du Champagne 2019

Did anyone attend the Prevost dinner and try the Climax?
by amjohnstone
October 26th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2626
Views: 173778

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Glenn, thx for the 2012 Papera update, sounds delicious. Was thinking about grabbing one, probably going to now for dinner tomorrow. Rich/Andrew, just awesomeness -- any idea on a drinking window?? I've got one left, previous bottle from 4-5 years ago seemed like it needed a little more time but no...
by amjohnstone
October 26th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2626
Views: 173778

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Bedrock Unicorn Alert! 2011 Monte Rosso Vineyard Lachryma Montis, Botrytized Old Vine Semillon. Quick work trip to Chicago so I was able to grab dinner with my man Andrew Johnstone who was kind enough to bring this beauty. Absolutley stunning. When the wine enters your mouth you get an explosion of...
by amjohnstone
September 27th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: 2019 La Fete du Champagne

I, too, was curious about the IOTA. I tried emailing Prévost himself. When I didn't receive a reply after a few days, I tried Brad Baker, who reports: I don’t know all the details on the IOTA and have not tasted it, but it is a new Rosé as it is made as a blanc and then 2% red wine is added. This co...
by amjohnstone
September 8th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 1995 Krug mags [SOLD]
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: FS 1995 Krug mags

These have been sold. Thank you for your interest.
by amjohnstone
September 8th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 1995 Krug mags [SOLD]
Replies: 3
Views: 393

FS 1995 Krug mags [SOLD]

Continuing with some fall cleaning. I've a surplus of 1995 Krug magnums. I'm looking to sell two of them, purchased on release and well stored since. Thanks in advance for your interest.
by amjohnstone
September 6th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bedrock Weill Exposition Vertical 2011-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 359

FS: Bedrock Weill Exposition Vertical 2011-2013

Although I love Bedrock's mixed blacks, zinfandels, etc., I don't enjoy the syrahs quite as much. And so, I'm offering up a three year vertical of the Bedrock Weill Vineyard Exposition series, nine bottles in all: 2011, 2012, 2013 Bedrock Weill Vineyard Exposition One 2011, 2012, 2013 Bedrock Weill ...
by amjohnstone
August 30th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 64
Views: 5740

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

Robert M yers wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Curious what you mean by top 150?
Sorry about that. I was making a dumb Bedrock joke. They gave a special bottle a few years ago to their top 150 customers, which engendered a small amount of controversy here on WB.
by amjohnstone
August 29th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 64
Views: 5740

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

James Bingham wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 1:52 pm
I got my "save the date" yesterday but no mention of magnums; it only mentioned 2015 vintage 3 packs. Maybe there are separate tiers?
Same here. Been buying since the first release. Got the save the date email on Tuesday but my email did not mention 2013 mags. Not top 150, I guess. </shrugs>
by amjohnstone
August 12th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé [SOLD]
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: FS 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé

These have been sold.

Thank you for your interest.
by amjohnstone
August 9th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Balvenie single barrel 25 year, 1974 in cask [SOLD]
Replies: 2
Views: 650

FS: Balvenie single barrel 25 year, 1974 in cask [SOLD]

Not much of a whiskey drinker, and so, I'm liberating this: one 750ml bottle of The Balvenie, single barrel malt scotch whisky, aged 25 years, drawn from a single cask (no. 13142), with an in cask date of 8.10.74 and a bottling date of 12.9.00. This particular bottle is no. 67. It comes with the ori...
by amjohnstone
August 8th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé [SOLD]
Replies: 2
Views: 543

FS 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé [SOLD]

Six (6) bottles of 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé, bought on release and since then stored in temperature controlled cellar. The bottles are in Chicago, but I can ship anywhere. If bottles appear at retail, they're usually priced in the range of $280-$300. At auction, they go for a bit less. I'm looking for...
by amjohnstone
July 29th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2626
Views: 173778

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Tapped out right now for a variety of reasons. And so my most recent Bedrock order was decidedly modest. To honor (compensate?) for the occasion, I opened a 2013 Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel. Not from one of my bottles but rather from a bottle I picked up at auction recently. As Rich would say, it has...
by amjohnstone
June 17th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2011 and 2012 Aubert Chardonnay assortment (UPDATE: SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 270

FS: 2011 and 2012 Aubert Chardonnay assortment (UPDATE: SOLD)

As concession to my evolving tastes and limited storage, I'm looking to move nine Aubert chardonnays, all bought on release from the winery and kept in temperature controlled storage ever since: 1x 2011 UV-SL 1x 2011 Napa 1x 2011 CIX 1x 2011 Ritchie 1x 2012 UV-SL 2x 2012 Ritchie 2x 2012 CIX How abou...
by amjohnstone
May 2nd, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Next of Kyn Nos. 7-9 and The Third Twin
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: FS: Next of Kyn Nos. 7-9 and The Third Twin

I have tentative deals for all of the NoK and the Third Twin. I'll update this thread if any buyers fall through. In the meantime, thanks for everyone who has expressed interest.
by amjohnstone
May 2nd, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Next of Kyn Nos. 7-9 and The Third Twin
Replies: 1
Views: 502

FS: Next of Kyn Nos. 7-9 and The Third Twin

Need to make room in the cellar. So, I'm offering up the three most recent releases of Next of Kyn. These are complete sets with three bottles and a magnum, in OWC. Bought on release from the winery and stored in temperature controlled cellar ever since. And the inaugural release of The Third Twin, ...
by amjohnstone
April 28th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Selosse Millésimé
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: FS: 2002 Selosse Millésimé (SOLD)

Sold. Thanks for your interest.
by amjohnstone
April 25th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Selosse Millésimé
Replies: 1
Views: 482

FS: 2002 Selosse Millésimé

Two bottles of 2002 Selosse Millésimé. W-S low is $800. But recent auction prices appear to be hovering in range of $500. Selling these because, frankly, this particular Millésimé isn't too my taste. I greatly prefer my bottles of late 1990s vintage Selosse or the 2003, 2004 Millésimé. Anyway, make ...
by amjohnstone
April 13th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2909

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

I get answering anonymous polls like this, but I'm always surprised by the specificity in which people post about how many bottles they own and how much they cost. Yeah, I wouldn't divulge specifics either. Because it's personally embarrassing how much of my income I spend on Champagne. Basically, ...
by amjohnstone
April 4th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive Selosse
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: TN: Comprehensive Selosse

Anyone know how one determines the base vintage on the "base" bottles like Substance? I'm working from memory, but I don't think Selosse puts the base vintage on the label. Substance doesn't really have a base vintage anyway. It's a true solera, dating back to 1986. But the youngest / newest year i...
by amjohnstone
April 4th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chartogne-Taillet Fiacre Tête de Cuvée 2002
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: TN: Chartogne-Taillet Fiacre Tête de Cuvée 2002

Although I love the new wines CT is making, it's sad they've stopped making the Fiacre.
by amjohnstone
April 3rd, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive Selosse
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: TN: Comprehensive Selosse

Despite collecting the wines for years, this was the first time I've ever had more than a handful of Selosse wines at a single go. It was fascinating. It's trite to say that the house style is oxidative, but I can't think of another word that captures the common thread that runs through all the wine...
by amjohnstone
February 10th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lallement question
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Lallement question

Aranud might be related to Jean-Luc, but Arnaud comes from a family that owned a restaurant in Châlons-sur-Vesle. So, I'd guess it's a distant relationship, at best.
by amjohnstone
February 5th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?

Found this blurb in Esther Mobley's 2016 Winemaker of the Year profile: Cruse hopes to make traditional-method sparkling wine under Cruse Wine Co., too — but it won’t be like Ultramarine. He pictures a nonvintage, California-appellated sparkling, meant to sketch his vision of California beyond a sin...
by amjohnstone
February 5th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 9:53 am
other than ultramarine?
Per the save the date email, this is a new sparkling wine being offered for the first time. And it's being offered with the eponymous wines, not with Ultramarine.

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