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by David_K
June 27th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?
Replies: 32
Views: 1645

Re: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?

JJ Prum is great but don't ignore other producers. The Mosel is blessed with an extraordinary number of top flight sites and growers. While JJ is about as good as it gets, there are others that are as good in a variety of styles.
by David_K
June 23rd, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1051
Views: 84243

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Dennis Atick wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 8:51 am
I used one of the recent referral codes for the $25 off on wine.com. One time, on Sunday. It seems they are not fulfilling the order. I can't get an answer from them, but the order is gone from my order history.
That's weird. Saw your post and checked - mine is gone too. I only used it once.
by David_K
June 22nd, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1051
Views: 84243

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

For the Retail Me Not cashback, if you push out the shipping until fall, does the cashback still post within 45 days, or not until it ships?
by David_K
June 21st, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1051
Views: 84243

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Here's mine for anyone who needs one!

https://refer.wine.com/David37
by David_K
June 21st, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Re: Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2015

Reupping this thread. Who has had these? Can't find non-professional notes anywhere. It's like they don't even exist! Can't remember a quieter release than these.
by David_K
June 21st, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1051
Views: 84243

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

How do people generate their affiliate link/code?
by David_K
June 21st, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1051
Views: 84243

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Is there a reason to do the 10% Rakuten over the 20% from Retail Me Not?
by David_K
June 19th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1051
Views: 84243

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Where are the wines from Wine.com generally shipping from? I assume they have warehouses all over. I haven't used any coupons because availability is poor in my state, but may be heading somewhere soon where I can get it delivered. Thus, holding for cooler weather isn't an option for me and I'm temp...
by David_K
June 19th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give Riesling A Chance
Replies: 27
Views: 1209

Re: Give Riesling A Chance

I don't think there's anything wrong with the article, and it's good for a general audience. But Brian: he's been writing the same article for 10 years. It does not move Riesling markets.
by David_K
June 19th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 931
Views: 49953

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Bordeaux was really the last thing on my mind but I got sucked in to buying halves of Grand Puy Lacoste and Domaine de Chevalier. Love Bordeaux in half bottles and it's hard to have too many.
by David_K
June 16th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 931
Views: 49953

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Any word on when to expect Haut-Bailly?
by David_K
June 12th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA:PYCM...
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: PSA:PYCM...

For perhaps the one *billionth* time, Wine.com inventory varies by state. They basically have 50 different stores all under the Wine.com name, depending on where your shipping address is. So unless you note what state you are talking about, this is of no value to anybody. I don't mean to take it out...
by David_K
June 6th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Vintage - How Is It Looking?
Replies: 36
Views: 3641

Re: 2016 Barolo Vintage - How Is It Looking?

Is Vietti's pricing vis a vis other excellent addresses such as Grasso, Brovia, Vajra etc. justified? Vietti crus are nearly double.
by David_K
June 5th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 05 Allemand 'Chaillot'
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: TN: 05 Allemand 'Chaillot'

14 was the last vintage of Allemand I bought. Too rich for my blood now. Same. I'm still hoping at least some of its current pricing has been built on the back of hype/hipsterism, and might therefore draw-back some in the future, but my gut tells me that's not the case. That has been said about man...
by David_K
June 3rd, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 931
Views: 49953

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

DanielP wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 5:38 pm
OwenB wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 2:10 pm
Per wine advocate, 2019 Cos is 14.02% alcohol.
I'm imagining the technical director debating between a 13.98% and a 14.02% blend when the boss steps in and says, let's go with #2.
[rofl.gif]
by David_K
May 31st, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Kloof Street Old Vine Chenin Blanc
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: 2018 Kloof Street Old Vine Chenin Blanc

Kloof Street is the value label from Mullineux. I haven't had anything from this range but the standard Mullineux wines are first-rate and not that much more.
by David_K
May 26th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4869

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

d'Angerville - can't really think of another one like it.

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by David_K
May 26th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

will probably crush a 16’ young to see how it is. Seems like it could be an early drinking Barolo as I noticed the 13’ had a bunch of glowing reviews on release. I tried both the '16s last week. I saw bigger difference between the Chiniera/Casa Mate for the '16s than I saw in the '13s. Both '16s we...
by David_K
May 25th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 52
Views: 2479

Re: 2019 German Riesling

For some reason people have developed an acidity fetish. It has to stick out like a sore thumb. I don’t get it. I don't get it either, David. German Riesling is naturally so high in acidity that even in years of only "moderate" acidity I usually find the best producers have plenty for my taste. I d...
by David_K
May 25th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Thanks for your check in on this. I have a few of these, but buried them.
by David_K
May 20th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16339

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Well, my clients pay me for that advice, but I will say: * expect a relief rally as the markets are extremely oversold short term (five standard deviations from normal levels). Use that opportunity to reassess your beta exposure * consider using tight stops on high flying positions. * it’s okay to ...
by David_K
May 20th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An article on Cédric Bouchard...
Replies: 26
Views: 1386

Re: An article on Cédric Bouchard...

Very informative, William. Thank you!
by David_K
May 20th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An article on Cédric Bouchard...
Replies: 26
Views: 1386

Re: An article on Cédric Bouchard...

Nice piece, William. I really like the wines, but struggle with two things: I have not found meaningful differences between the cuvees, and I'm not sure how they age. Would be interested in your thoughts.
by David_K
May 20th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1051
Views: 84243

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

How do folks get the $100 off $250 from WineAccess? I signed up, but haven't received anything yet.
by David_K
May 13th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)
Replies: 108
Views: 5397

Re: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)

To put a finer point on it, this actually isn't about TCA policies at all. I am sympathetic to the issue of corked wines, and generally believe the store and not the consumer ought to bear the risk of loss. This is about common sense and not being a jerk -- no matter what the policy says -- especial...
by David_K
May 13th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)
Replies: 108
Views: 5397

Re: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 10:13 am
The shaming comments are ironic: the only attempted shaming going on in this thread is some of you trying to shame me.
The difference is that you deserve it.
by David_K
May 13th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)
Replies: 108
Views: 5397

Re: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)

AndyK wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 9:23 am
If we're talking about an irreplaceable bottles of La Tache, that's one thing. But shaming the store and reaching out to the winery and feeling entitled to get a replacement on your $30 bottle from 13 years ago is ridiculous. Write it off as a loss, this (low) risk comes with the hobby.
+1
by David_K
May 12th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97
Replies: 58
Views: 3365

Re: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97

Guys, it's a clear error. I doubt any retailers, even big ones, are getting 5+ cases of this wine.
by David_K
May 8th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible
Replies: 45
Views: 2078

Re: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible

Thanks for your thoughts, Doug and Julian. That really brings home some of the challenges. To be clear, except in truly egregious cases like listing purely phantom inventory, I do not fault the wine stores for what they've got. Very few stores have the ability to program their own sites, and most ar...
by David_K
May 7th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB 2016 Burlotto Barolo(s)
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: WTB 2016 Burlotto Barolo(s)

People will still buy the Burlotto. [snort.gif]
by David_K
May 7th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible
Replies: 45
Views: 2078

Re: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible

Joe Raymond wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 10:46 am
K&L wines is organized and kept up to date with inventory, not quite a wine shop per se but a large wine shop I guess?
Yes, K&L has a great site.
by David_K
May 7th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible
Replies: 45
Views: 2078

Re: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible

You like Wine.com's site? I find it annoying: very generalized, the continual scroll (very social-media), the pop-up "Can I help you find some great plonk today?" dialog boxes... Some are better than others, but hard to be perfect. It's not that I love it. And I don't like the pop-ups. But it is re...
by David_K
May 7th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible
Replies: 45
Views: 2078

Wine Store Websites Are Terrible

This may be better in the ITB board, but posting here to get all perspectives. It continues to amaze me that here we are in 2020 and most wine shop websites are still so poor. Common problems include difficulty in browsing, missing vintage information, lack of live inventory data, and generally just...
by David_K
May 7th, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean Folliard Morgon Cote du Py
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: TN: 2015 Jean Folliard Morgon Cote du Py

Anyone tried the '18 yet?
by David_K
May 5th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: EDIT: SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 254

EDIT: SOLD

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by David_K
April 29th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine...Revealed
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine

Are you able to tell whether the bottle is a Bordeaux shape or Burgundy shape?
by David_K
April 28th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 70
Views: 3209

Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

I opened a bottle of the 2018 Daniel Bouland Corcelette Sable tonight. While I would not call it too ripe, I did find it a bit out of balance. Very fruity, to be sure, but also with a streak of what seemed like green or unripe tannins. I loved Bouland's 2015 Corcelette, which, despite being higher i...
by David_K
April 27th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What should the retailer do here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2239

Re: What should the retailer do here?

This really isn't that complicated. Sometimes there are tricky situations, but this isn't one of them. They should send the correct one and send you a label to send the other one back. How hard is this?
by David_K
April 26th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6859

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016 p

Anyway, back to the topic on hand. Interesting how the arc of the big three vintages this past decade is playing out, with 10’ being the most ageable and austere in its youth (but still nowhere as austere as in decades past), 13’ being classic and structured but definitely more approachable than 10...
by David_K
April 24th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6859

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

Now that we're three months out from this thread, anybody tasting any of these wines yet? Perhaps not as few events are being held. But other than being hailed as a "classic" vintage, I still don't have any sense of what they're like. Anyone know how '16 compares with '10 and '13, to take two recent...
by David_K
April 24th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Am I Buying Wine?
Replies: 42
Views: 2532

Re: Why Am I Buying Wine?

David - I don't understand the logic at all. Do you only drink your wine in restaurants or at dinner parties? If it's such an occasional thing, I guess I understand but that seems like a very limited way to enjoy wine. And if it's not something you enjoy other than in those environments, why bother...
by David_K
April 24th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Am I Buying Wine?
Replies: 42
Views: 2532

Re: Why Am I Buying Wine?

Even the most optimistic analysis of post-virus life is bleak, and the pessimistic ones do not imagine any ‘post-virus’ time at all. The great restaurants can not recreate themselves in their former style, dinner parties of 12 people may be impossible for a long time if ever. It is starting to dawn...
by David_K
April 22nd, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 26
Views: 1949

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

Great video, agree!

Anyone else tasted any 2018 Foillard? Starting to see some offers, but few notes.
by David_K
April 21st, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2015 Cerbaiona Rosso di Montalcino
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: TNR: 2015 Cerbaiona Rosso di Montalcino

I have just popped one to try it out.some of you Were concerned abort wood.To me it’s very traditional, i’am not getting any oak.there is good acid fairly soft tannins and a little bit sweet fruit.no harm trying one now but i Think it Will last long in the celler. [cheers.gif] Worth $60? Your descr...
by David_K
April 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelley Fox v. Grivot: 2012 edition
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: Kelley Fox v. Grivot: 2012 edition

I wasn't necessarily trying to compare like with like, although I wanted to keep the general level of wine similar. I agree that the Grivot was dense, considerably denser than the Kelley Fox. I think a similar "level" of wine to Mirabai would be a Bourgogne or perhaps a village level wine from the ...
by David_K
April 14th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can an AFWE wine lover like strong IPAs?
Replies: 107
Views: 2194

Re: Can an AFWE wine lover like strong IPAs?

It's an interesting question, and not unlike one I posted a while back on the relationship between wine and coffee tastes . I do kind of see the similarity between strong IPAs and cult California wines - they are flavor bombs, high in alcohol and often quite limited in release. Despite my AFWE taste...
by David_K
April 14th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11775

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Low inventory on WineBid the last few weeks. Must be that sellers are not wanting to fire sale their bottles, just yet. I don't know. There is a few week lag time between consigning and it going up, so a couple weeks ago gets into the teeth of the pandemic, where logistically it was difficult to do...
by David_K
April 14th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 70
Views: 3209

Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

Went with the 2018 Clos de la Roilette Cuvee Tardive . Had to check it out after this Delys two weeks ago and a Desjournaries Morgon last week, another bruiser. This Roilette is clearly the product of a ripe year as well, but pulls it off deftly. A broad range of dark fruits, rich tilled soil, blac...
by David_K
April 13th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2372

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

I also largely skipped 2016 but after tasting some, realized that was a mistake. Backfilled as most were still available. As for Grunhaus, I'm not sure the 2016 Abtsberg Spatlese isn't better than the 2015. It's certainly better now. Thankfully have both and it will be fun to follow them.

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