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by Jason T
September 16th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London wine bar recommendations sought
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: London wine bar recommendations sought

Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 10:06 am
Good call on Sager + Wilde!!
Jeff, glad you enjoyed it!
by Jason T
September 14th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 55
Views: 3968

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Benjamin, thanks flor clarifying. I had the same reaction John did. It’s nothing personal. From time to time over the years we have had people plug for a product without identifying themselves as being ITB. I think that’s therefore the most logical conclusion many long-time members of this forum wo...
by Jason T
September 14th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 55
Views: 3968

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

I had to stop the Jeremy Nickel video half way it was so cringe worthy. If somebody had to ask what is wrong with wine and the industry I would show them that video. Coincidentally, I had a bottle of Nickel & Nickel Stelling Vineyard 03 this past April and it was great lol. Have to agree. That even...
by Jason T
September 14th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1557

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

Alex N wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Just my $.02, I wouldn't go heavy on any particular style. She may find what she likes in her 30's-40's and a collection with plenty of variation would give her the flexibility to keep what she wants and trade what she doesn't. A bottle of this, a few bottles of that, etc.
This.
by Jason T
September 13th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 55
Views: 3968

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Ah! Really not clear! Try the quote function in the future! Try to give a guy the benefit of the doubt next time. How's this? Benjamin, thanks flor clarifying. I had the same reaction John did. It’s nothing personal. From time to time over the years we have had people plug for a product without ide...
by Jason T
September 12th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 55
Views: 3968

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

I had to stop the Jeremy Nickel video half way it was so cringe worthy. If somebody had to ask what is wrong with wine and the industry I would show them that video. Coincidentally, I had a bottle of Nickel & Nickel Stelling Vineyard 03 this past April and it was great lol. Was it the part where gu...
by Jason T
September 12th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 39
Views: 1788

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

Dennis Atick wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 9:51 am
Doug Schulman wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 9:29 am
Your next Beaujolais epiphanies could be with 20-30 year old bottles. That would take this whole thing to another level.
+1 Jason- had the same realization about 5 years ago. And a big +1 to what Doug said above.
Oh boy. One love affair at a time, please.
by Jason T
September 12th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 5:40 am
I bet those fees are after buyers/sellers premiums and storage costs.
Exactly
by Jason T
September 12th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

John Morris wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 8:36 pm
(Full disclosure: I co-authored a book on Blackstone and the PE industry.)
King of Capital?
by Jason T
September 12th, 2019, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance in NY
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Wine insurance in NY

I think nearly all of the ones that I took quotes from a year ago provided it. Domaine, VWW, sokolin, MWC. Domaine's fees were a lot less than others; I do not know if they get it from a 3rd party (but a great question to ask). I think most do, as a data point mine in Chicago doesn’t offer or requi...
by Jason T
September 12th, 2019, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 2687

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

My issue is the statement that many in the US are emptying cases soon after purchase, as if that is some crime. I don’t care how long the vintners hold the wine, I just object to them telling me what to do after I purchase or insinuating that my choices are invalid. I think if you are making a cons...
by Jason T
September 12th, 2019, 2:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 39
Views: 1788

Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

Well, I know where you've been, and can I just say, 'it was not you, it was me?'. My wife got me into wine 10-ish years ago, and her palate at the time was decidely new-world. And thus, that's the world I knew. From the beginning I definitely trended more towards the restrained version of the new wo...
by Jason T
September 12th, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The pursuit of 55F/70% humidity and a working wine fridge - I need more space for wine!
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: The pursuit of 55F/70% humidity and a working wine fridge - I need more space for wine!

Welcome to the club Adam. I built out a small storage closet to hold a 100 or so bottles, and reveled in my 'cellar'. Stored the 'good stuff' in a small 40-ish bottle beverage fridge. Then I moved to a bigger place, and got more racking for about 400 bottles. But those could only be for my every-day...
by Jason T
September 11th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 55
Views: 3968

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Incredibly insightful, if frustrating.
by Jason T
September 10th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

The days of new funds with acquisition and dispo fees is well and truly over though! No it isn’t. While no institutional client I work with charges acquisition/dispo fees, I do have at least one client who still does. They have just shy of $10bn AUM (which, sure, only makes them a small/mid-sized i...
by Jason T
September 10th, 2019, 3:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

..........I suspect the only people making money on wine investment funds are the investment managers, via management and performance fees. Just as with hedge, private-equity, and actively managed mutual funds. Let's not forget real estate investment management either (which, I get is a form of PE ...
by Jason T
September 10th, 2019, 3:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

..........I suspect the only people making money on wine investment funds are the investment managers, via management and performance fees. Just as with hedge, private-equity, and actively managed mutual funds. Let's not forget real estate investment management either (which, I get is a form of PE ...
by Jason T
September 10th, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 54
Views: 3440

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

There is too much wine produced in the world. But I have the feeling that the elite wine producers have less problems to sell their stuff than the mass producers. I do wonder if this holds less true with certain elite, old-line producers in Napa, and perhaps even some newer ones. Pure speculation b...
by Jason T
September 10th, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4413

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

I find it interesting that Chuck hasn’t commented on the one point folks keep coming back to - is he drinking the wines at too cold a temperature? That’s the simplest and most likely answer, as posited by a number of folks. Would be helpful to get his thoughts.
by Jason T
September 10th, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

Welcome to the board. I would avoid investing in any type “wine fund” like the plague. The market is illiquid and the carrying costs are silly. This and the comment below it. What are you hoping to achieve in investing in wine in this manner, vs some other investment in another asset class? There’s...
by Jason T
September 10th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Yorker on Orange Wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1678

Re: The New Yorker on Orange Wines

Amazingly good food wines. That they are. And I tend to like mature wines, because they often show more complexity than their younger counterparts. I’ve found orange wines, and some natural wines, to offer a lot of the complexity up front, without needing nearly as much age. So in that regard while...
by Jason T
September 9th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five Wyncroft Pinot Noir Wines
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Five Wyncroft Pinot Noir Wines

Cool note. Have wanted to try these for some time however that ship has sailed for the time being. From everything I’ve heard, some very serious Pinots.
by Jason T
September 9th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BBQ Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: BBQ Tour

If your tour is 3-4 weeks you can certainly expand it beyond just TX, unless you just really like cow. You could, for example, fly into KC, hit a few spots there (at least Joe's, but plenty of others to consider), drive to STL, hit Pappy's and, again, plenty of others if you want to take the time (...
by Jason T
September 9th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BBQ Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: BBQ Tour

Huge +1 for KC and NOLA.
by Jason T
September 9th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BBQ Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: BBQ Tour

If your tour is 3-4 weeks you can certainly expand it beyond just TX, unless you just really like cow. You could, for example, fly into KC, hit a few spots there (at least Joe's, but plenty of others to consider), drive to STL, hit Pappy's and, again, plenty of others if you want to take the time (...
by Jason T
September 8th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 126
Views: 10063

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I'm not on the list - Napa Cabs aren't my thing. And it wouldn't have mattered if they were, as I missed out early on. But from everything I've read of the MacDonalds, I have a ton of respect for them. They could easily charge far more, and get away with it. But they don't. And I like that they spre...
by Jason T
September 8th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Yorker on Orange Wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1678

Re: The New Yorker on Orange Wines

Carter this isn't directed at you but I detect an awful lot of pretension from the 'non-natural wine camp' towards natural wines as well, as witnessed here. Yes, they can be poorly made. They can also be fantastic. For me they are almost always interesting. I've enjoyed most of them, and not just n...
by Jason T
September 8th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Yorker on Orange Wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1678

Re: The New Yorker on Orange Wines

Carter this isn't directed at you but I detect an awful lot of pretension from the 'non-natural wine camp' towards natural wines as well, as witnessed here. Yes, they can be poorly made. They can also be fantastic. For me they are almost always interesting. I've enjoyed most of them, and not just no...
by Jason T
September 8th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

31/40/56 @ 20% off Crazy good deals - As a long time Rhys customer this is amazing qpr and for my taste flat out better. Particularly PN - Rhys was my reference point as well. I liked the wines, didn't like the tariff. Goodfellow is an amazing QPR, particularly in comparison to that. And yeah, the ...
by Jason T
September 6th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Bill Mauger wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Like Jason inquiry in for 3 cases! And maybe a couple extras - so excited for these [cheers.gif]

May have blown ordering for BD11 or maybe a chance to restock.
Well done Bill! [berserker.gif]
by Jason T
September 6th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2479

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

Confession: I pronounce Domaine Leroy “Doe-main Lee-Roy,” like Leeroy Jenkins and I still found her article funny. If I am at a wine nerd wine tasting, I will call it “Kai-moo Cabernet” and “Me-oh-My pinot noir” in a discussion and see what happens. We need to constantly subvert the seriousness of ...
by Jason T
September 6th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2479

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

Wow, the snark comes fast and easy around here! The Press is a website intended to help the general population visiting wine country learn how to get the most out of their visit. I guess that's really not a good idea, though, since who needs to educate people about wine when you can just condescend...
by Jason T
September 6th, 2019, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2479

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

I think winery staff would rather be asked genuine questions that come from curiosity as opposed to crap recited off a list for the purposes of ingratiating oneself. But perhaps I’m old fashioned They probably would. And anyone who came in read the questions straight from their phone probably deser...
by Jason T
September 5th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?
Replies: 50
Views: 1735

Re: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?

yes wine was available retail 14 USD according to Vivino >>>>> 130 UK almost criminal There’s a bit of “apples and oranges” here. 14 USD is the price of the bottle retail in the US, but how much is it in the UK? There’s that little thing called “exchange rate” accounting for ~23 percent of that pri...
by Jason T
September 5th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?
Replies: 50
Views: 1735

Re: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?

2-3 times retail is typical. 10 times retail is outrageous. Nobody said 10x retail. Markup is calculated from their (presumably wholesale) cost, so a $7 wholesale btl would retail for $10, and be $70 on the list. Still outrageous, however. yes wine was available retail 14 USD according to Vivino >>...
by Jason T
September 5th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

After reading so many good things about their wines here on WB, I joined the list and placed my first order yesterday, a mixed case. Am really looking forward to finally trying these wines! Excellent. As someone who is a huge fan (top holding in my cellar by far), I’d recommend opening the Pinots i...
by Jason T
September 5th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3112

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

And, that’s why self storage cap rates stay strong. America has a lot of crap and needs somewhere to put it! I'll be curious how much longer this is true. The amount of institutional money pouring into storage, and the number of very sophisticated investment managers channeling that money, is truly...
by Jason T
September 5th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1983 dunn napa
Replies: 26
Views: 1365

Re: 1983 dunn napa

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 2:31 pm

So when will my 5L of the '87 Howell Mountain be ready, then?
That will be a great wine for your grandchildren to celebrate their... grandchildren's 21st birthday?
by Jason T
September 5th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?

A VAT refund is different than not being charged VAT up-front. I do believe he should not me charged VAT up front. And knowing how governments work/don’t work I’m not sure I would want to wait around for a refund, if that’s even possible.
by Jason T
September 5th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Mattstolz wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 3:25 am
such reasonable prices for most, especially for the quality
Crazy reasonable.
by Jason T
September 5th, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?

My understanding is that you wouldn’t pay VAT; I’m guessing the vendor isn’t set up to handle that type of transaction.
by Jason T
September 5th, 2019, 12:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Or, live for mailing list members anyways. I'm excited to see he's added Temperance Hill, and also done a couple unique 'block' bottlings this year (Pumphouse Block at Temperance Hill, and the House Block, Long and Last Acres at Whistling Ridge). 20% off on mixed cases for mailing list members, and ...
by Jason T
September 5th, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 54
Views: 3440

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

I see many anecdotes of millennials who do not drink, who do not date, who are vegan, who do intermittent fasting etc. Wine is getting a bad reputation amongst folks on the Paleo diet. And all the carbs in these high-sugar California wines are not helping matters. Serious question: Does anyone stil...
by Jason T
September 2nd, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3112

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

Carlton McCrindle wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 12:17 pm
Are there any Berserkers that are in the off-site storage business?
Chuck Miller, I believe.
by Jason T
August 29th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Dijon 115 Freedom Hill Vineyard - GREAT juice!
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: TN: 2013 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Dijon 115 Freedom Hill Vineyard - GREAT juice!

Dijon 115 Freedom Hill is easily my favourite Patricia Green. Every one I’ve had across every vintage has been dynamite.
by Jason T
August 27th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying wine with bitcoin?
Replies: 51
Views: 2519

Re: Buying wine with bitcoin?

[*]When adding a purchase to your cellar, allow you to track a specific currency. So for example, the vast bulk of my purchases are in US dollars, but over the years I have purchased plenty of wine in Euros, Swiss Francs, New Israeli Shekels and Canadian dollars. The system will allow me to track t...
by Jason T
August 27th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden
Replies: 29
Views: 2200

Re: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden

JohnP wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 10:48 pm

Harlan is first growth Napa.
By price, yes. Curious if anyone would consider it 'first growth Napa' in a blind tasting...
by Jason T
August 26th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 4736

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

I had a glass of ‘85 Eyrie back in ‘17 (or was it ‘16) that was haunting. It was just exploding in the glass. I will never forget it. Totally tertiary, tons of sous bois. Not sure how much life it had ahead of it - it struck me as fully mature. But it really showed me that extended aging could be re...
by Jason T
August 26th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 84
Views: 8320

Re: $3000 bottle

YLee wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 6:48 am
Dave English wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 1:28 am
Is that a clock on the bottle?
Endorsed by Flava Flavvvvvvvv!!!!!
That would make me more interested in the wine than the current press...
by Jason T
August 26th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying wine with bitcoin?
Replies: 51
Views: 2519

Re: Buying wine with bitcoin?

[*]When adding a purchase to your cellar, allow you to track a specific currency. So for example, the vast bulk of my purchases are in US dollars, but over the years I have purchased plenty of wine in Euros, Swiss Francs, New Israeli Shekels and Canadian dollars. The system will allow me to track t...

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