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by ChrisU
October 26th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 196030

Re: Official Costco Thread

Yesterday the Elk Grove, CA Costco had several '08 Dom Perignons put at $137.99 per. (They also still have some '09)
by ChrisU
September 22nd, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Minnesota Wine Cellar Home Assistance Requested
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: Minnesota Wine Cellar Home Assistance Requested

Mike Maguire wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 6:47 am
Don’t take it personal, just sell the house and move on.We did that with our last house.The people that bought it had no interest in the wine cellar but paid 20k over asking.We did the happy dance and moved on.
+1. Once the house sells it is no longer yours.
by ChrisU
September 6th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big Turley collection at K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Big Turley collection at K&L

Mike Kuller wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Our local wine shop has lots of Turley and some Rafanelli zin priced much higher than retail from the wineries.
I think i might know who you are talking about. If so, they buy them retail from the wineries or at retail from list members and then mark them up from there.
by ChrisU
July 25th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 64004

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone picking up the '16 Jaboulet La Chapelle in today's offer?
by ChrisU
June 13th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 2149

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Carricante?
by ChrisU
May 31st, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 3403

Re: Barolo apogee

Am I the only one who had to look up what “apogee” means?
by ChrisU
February 12th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Rhys, sandlands, AR, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: PSA: Rhys, sandlands, AR, etc

looks like Parker is dumping his position on AFWE wines.
by ChrisU
February 6th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 6215

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Ordered 17 btls (all the reds offered + 1 each on the Chenins.)
by ChrisU
January 28th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BILD 800 Wine Room - Anyone know anything about these?
Replies: 42
Views: 4495

Re: BILD 800 Wine Room - Anyone know anything about these?

Has anyone tried one of these: http://www.vintagecellars.com/walk-ins/vintage-series-wine-room-1300 ? It looks similar to the BILD, but is a bit larger, with a capacity of 1200+ bottles. It seems like a good value, but I'm curious if the quality of the panels and the racking is decent. http://www.v...
by ChrisU
December 20th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 3415

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

As others have said, going back to the point of purchase is best. Having worked for a distributor, some wineries gave us a budget for spoils and samples (as a discount off invoice) to cover these costs. For others we would reach out to the winery for individual spoils and they would credit them (obv...
by ChrisU
December 3rd, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 64004

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Dale Bowers wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 10:56 am
Has anyone else's account suddenly not listing any of your past purchases?
this happened to me. I emailed them and they apologized and sent me a list. They didn't say why it happened or if it would be investigated / fixed, though.
by ChrisU
November 30th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed
Replies: 60
Views: 2476

Re: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

Premature Evacuation?

Stoked to read your notes as it is a birth year wine for one of my kids (we have a mag + 2 750's tucked away in the cellar)
by ChrisU
November 25th, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 395
Views: 73204

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

Interesting quote from speaking with Guiseppe Vajra the other day on how to figure out who are modern vs. traditional producers, "All you need to do is see who produces Freisa. Those are the traditionalists. Not to say that this is a perfect list, but merely a list of producers that must be include...
by ChrisU
November 20th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8288

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Late to the party, but here goes...

by ChrisU
October 12th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 16727

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

why let the people that failed re-test? Either they legitimately failed, or they knew which wines were in the set and still missed.
by ChrisU
October 12th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haarmeyer Wines
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Haarmeyer Wines

Offer is live for those of you on the list:

2017 Cresci Chenin
2017 Pet-Nat Chenin
2017 Wirz Riesling
2017 Mataro (David Girard Vineyard)
2017 Mokelumne Syrah
by ChrisU
February 9th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glass wine cellar
Replies: 42
Views: 2031

Glass wine cellar

Thank you for all the input, lots to think about. Rich, Awesome looking!!! How can you not love staring at that. Do you think you can pm me the glass & cooling info? As for the light, I'm aware of the issue and it will not be in direct sunlight. My windows are uv protected as well. Also not going t...
by ChrisU
July 16th, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allen Meadows, Burghound.
Replies: 632
Views: 47533

Allen Meadows, Burghound.

Heyyyyy Macarena! Ayyyyeeeee.
by ChrisU
June 21st, 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shenandoah Valley in Amador County--Must Stops for Tastings?
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Shenandoah Valley in Amador County--Must Stops for Tastings?

Love seeing the love for Easton / Terre Rouge. His Syrahs and Zins with are built to do some time in your cellar and as Matt mentioned, the Roussanne is off the hook good. Obviously Turley is a good stop and they usually have some Amador tasting room only wines available. One time when I was out the...
by ChrisU
June 21st, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?
Replies: 121
Views: 3072

What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?

I'm not fixing that
by ChrisU
June 21st, 2017, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?
Replies: 121
Views: 3072

What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?

"And I'm beastin' off the Riesling" - Kanye

Or

"When the tequila runs out.... we'll be drinking champagne. "

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by ChrisU
June 13th, 2017, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Trader Joe's Wine Are You Drinking?
Replies: 77
Views: 5495

What Trader Joe's Wine Are You Drinking?

Mine has 2014 Grand Puy Lacoste for $61.99

Also, the Perrin family CDR at $7 is good for cooking Coq au Vin
by ChrisU
May 23rd, 2017, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know what's going on between Levi Dalton and
Replies: 33
Views: 3490

Anyone know what's going on between Levi Dalton and

GuildSomm / Hosemaster? (See Levi's Twitter - he seems pissed)
by ChrisU
May 22nd, 2017, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your 12 Most Special Bottles?
Replies: 53
Views: 4805

Your 12 Most Special Bottles?

In this thread (ITT): I learned I'm not a baller.
by ChrisU
May 22nd, 2017, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!
Replies: 9
Views: 731

St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!

Drew Goin wrote:Where, might I be so bold to ask, is the Mataro fruit sourced from?

Thanks!
This should be the one
by ChrisU
May 22nd, 2017, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!
Replies: 9
Views: 731

St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!

So Chris....you were not lying brother, this is some damn good chenin!! Per your strong reco I connected with Craig (awesome dude and amazing customer service by the way), and ordered a nice smattering of CB. Started with the entry-level 2016 SRV chenin which was really solid (especially for $17), ...
by ChrisU
May 11th, 2017, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Wittmann Westhofener Morstein Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 3
Views: 237

TN: 2013 Wittmann Westhofener Morstein Riesling Großes Gewächs

Great notes. I have a mag of that in my son's birth year cellar.
by ChrisU
April 21st, 2017, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!
Replies: 9
Views: 731

St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!

Sounds really interesting, thanks for posting. But how do you sign up for the mailing list? I don't see an option on the site. And the wines that i do see currently listed for purchase on the site are different than what you mentioned....and at a much higher price point?? Yes, they still have wines...
by ChrisU
April 20th, 2017, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!
Replies: 9
Views: 731

St. Rey / Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Release - Chenin!

First let me add the caveat that I consider Craig a good friend(but I would never recommend wines made by a friend if they weren't really good.). For those of you who love Chenin Blanc, Craig Haarmeyer is putting out some stellar examples. In past vintages / releases he (along side his family) have ...
by ChrisU
April 20th, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinet + Cellartracker
Replies: 39
Views: 2200

Wine cabinet + Cellartracker

I only keep track of exact location for my offsite storage. I update it whenever I go there and pick up or drop off wine (once or twice a month.) I use the same grid systems with front, middle, back as others have noted. At home I dig through my wine fridge.
by ChrisU
April 20th, 2017, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3552
Views: 338709

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Hermitage mystery!!!!
by ChrisU
April 10th, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nebbiolo daily drinkers?
Replies: 64
Views: 3759

Nebbiolo daily drinkers?

Marchesi di Gresy Langhe Nebbiolo Martinenga
by ChrisU
April 7th, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Wants to Play Edward Fortyhands?
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Who Wants to Play Edward Fortyhands?

I played Edward Fortyhands once. Mickeys in the left and Old English in the right. I was being cocky and drank a bunch of beers before we started. Blackout city. Pro tip: go easy on the duct tape or better yet use that blue painter's tape.
by ChrisU
March 31st, 2017, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classic Bordeaux Producers
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Classic Bordeaux Producers

From a tasting that included 5+ recent vintages of Pichon Lalande and Lagrange last weekend I'd take these off the list as well. Still in two minds about Baron but think that on balance it still has enough (potential) character and fortifying tannins to stay on the 'classic' list. removed Lalande a...
by ChrisU
March 31st, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classic Bordeaux Producers
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Classic Bordeaux Producers

I'm surprised by lack of Pomerols on list. Unless things have changed in last few years (I really haven't been tasting new release Bordeaux)I'd put L'Evangile (as suggested by Suzanne), Trotanoy (suggested by Diane), Latour a Pomerol, La Grave a Pomerol are to me pretty classic. I'd put Conseillant...
by ChrisU
March 28th, 2017, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classic Bordeaux Producers
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Classic Bordeaux Producers

Alphabetized within regions and added classification information.
by ChrisU
March 24th, 2017, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classic Bordeaux Producers
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Classic Bordeaux Producers

Robert Alfert, Jr. wrote:
James Billy wrote:
ChrisU wrote:edited the list to include appellations
Great! Now to alphabetize ;)
And order by Classification
Good idea. It'll have to wait until Monday when I can dump it back into excel.
by ChrisU
March 24th, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classic Bordeaux Producers
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Classic Bordeaux Producers

Arv R wrote:
ChrisU wrote:edited the list to include appellations
Some St Estephes are reported in the St Emilions grouping
Good catch. I missed holding and separating Saint Estephe
by ChrisU
March 24th, 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classic Bordeaux Producers
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Classic Bordeaux Producers

edited the list to include appellations
by ChrisU
March 22nd, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classic Bordeaux Producers
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Classic Bordeaux Producers

JulianD wrote:For this to work we're either going to need to restart the thread, or have the OP start the list / editing in the first post.
Started.
by ChrisU
March 18th, 2017, 12:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classic Bordeaux Producers
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Classic Bordeaux Producers

Inspired by the Traditional vs Modern Barolo thread (kudos Pat Burton), I'm interested in everyone's thoughts on which houses in Bordeaux are still making classically styled (non-parkerized / rollandized) wines. Here's the List so far: Haut-Medoc: Cantemerle - 5th Growth Sociando Mallet Margaux: Bra...
by ChrisU
March 9th, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3552
Views: 338709

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

anyone attempt to grab the 2010 Cvne 3L Gran Reserva for $140?
by ChrisU
March 7th, 2017, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Book on Champagne
Replies: 102
Views: 8117

Book on Champagne

John Webber wrote:
Jeremy Holmes wrote:Glad you are enjoying it Frank and Brig. It is certainly one of the better wine books I have read.
My order is coming in minutes. champagne.gif
Ordered a copy for me and a friend a couple of days ago As well.
by ChrisU
March 3rd, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets talk Mondeuse!
Replies: 30
Views: 1432

Lets talk Mondeuse!

Overall do you guys feel Mondeuse is ageable? Long term? Short term? I know this will depend on a number of factors but just curious about your overall thoughts on the grape as my experience is super limited.
by ChrisU
February 21st, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sorry, but you didn't buy that corked bottle from us!
Replies: 218
Views: 16101

Sorry, but you didn't buy that corked bottle from us!

I know this isn't the case here, but consider another perspective. At the distribution company I worked for, we had an agreement with most wineries that we would take a small percentage off of our invoice to cover their portion of samples and any bad bottles. So if one of our retail/restaurant custo...
by ChrisU
February 8th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands February Offer
Replies: 142
Views: 10185

Sandlands February Offer

T. Altmayer wrote:Did anyone get an offer for 2015 Trousseau? My offer included only the 2014 which it says was sold out.
yes. Mine had 2015 Sonoma County Trousseau
by ChrisU
February 8th, 2017, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands February Offer
Replies: 142
Views: 10185

Sandlands February Offer

It's LIVE!!!!
by ChrisU
February 3rd, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands February Offer
Replies: 142
Views: 10185

Sandlands February Offer

Thanks for the report. I'm delighted to see the Mataro back (last vintage was 2012), it's been my favorite among Tegan's reds. The Chenins have been very good, but generally have found they need at least a few years to wake up. I wonder which Chenins they are though, Tegan has made quite a few diff...
by ChrisU
February 3rd, 2017, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands February Offer
Replies: 142
Views: 10185

Sandlands February Offer

Thank you for the info. Looking forward to the Mataro particularly- loved the one I got before. What happened to the reported 'Green Hungarian' wine? Very excited for this release! Pure speculation, but I believe that the Kirschenmann vineyard has a very tiny amount of Green Hungarian (maybe a coup...

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