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by DanielP
August 7th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 988
Views: 57480

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

You're comparing it to US first tranche pricing or UK pricing? Was your price IB? I'm comparing to what the ex-London release prices are (in bond, naturally). I got: Pontet @ £345/6 Mouton @ £1794/6 CHB @ £408/6 Lafleur @ £1450/3 among others It probably makes more sense to make the comparisons wit...
by DanielP
August 7th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 988
Views: 57480

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

You're comparing it to US first tranche pricing or UK pricing? Was your price IB?
by DanielP
August 7th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 988
Views: 57480

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

HenryB wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 8:49 am
If you can get Carmes Haut Brion, Mouton or Lafleur at first tranche pricing, hit me up, I'll take a bunch.
Just use wine-searcher in the US. I think most posters here are US based so the discussion is somewhat more US-biased.
by DanielP
August 7th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 988
Views: 57480

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

If you guys are buying 2019 hoping to avoid paying higher prices later, don’t bother with Cru Bourgeois and Cantemerle or others in that price range. Good wines, but not big market movers. Those are drinker wines. For a better return, You need to focus on the top scoring Classified Growths and sele...
by DanielP
August 6th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

Ridge futures aren’t anything resembling a wine club. Most wine clubs tout large discounts, but blindly choose your wines. Some wineries do have them which can mitigate your risk, but we aren’t dealing with a single winery here I’d more equate this to a retailer wine club focused on Napa I thought ...
by DanielP
August 6th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

If you only really enjoy 2 out of 3 what does your average price go up to? You could make the same calculation for every wine I've purchased though. And most of those were a lot more expensive than 20 bucks That’s Somewhat true as it’s all part of our education, but did you buy a case first? That’s...
by DanielP
August 6th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

Robert M yers wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 12:28 pm
If you only really enjoy 2 out of 3 what does your average price go up to?
You could make the same calculation for every wine I've purchased though. And most of those were a lot more expensive than 20 bucks
by DanielP
August 6th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

Between Wine Slash, Wine Spies, WTSO, Last Bottle. 20-30 napa cabernet is regularly available. If I wanted CH blending or someone else, would simply buy Kirkland's or CH. No difference then. I don't think these quality grapes are in Kirkland Napa. And CH doesn't even have high end Cabs for sale. Ki...
by DanielP
August 4th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 111
Views: 4941

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

I don't think it would've been a buy even in the absence of Covid
by DanielP
August 3rd, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

My point is That expecting a $35 wine Experience let alone $70+ is very wishful thinking. This isn’t a new idea someone just figured out. This game has been going on for decades and rarely does it work out for us. You can occasionally stumble on a good deal sure, I’m not discounting that. But to bu...
by DanielP
August 3rd, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

Why make it if you know you can’t sell it. Hubris that maybe a 100pt wine will come of the attempt? Why not just sell the grapes? The market conditions in 2020 are quite different... Selling off excess wine is not a new phenomenon. 20 years ago there was a scramble to get a label I now forget becau...
by DanielP
August 3rd, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

Robert M yers wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 11:21 am
Why make it if you know you can’t sell it. Hubris that maybe a 100pt wine will come of the attempt? Why not just sell the grapes?
The market conditions in 2020 are quite different...
by DanielP
August 2nd, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 147
Views: 6700

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

The wine is legit. Some putz said earlier (in response to me saying it will be the best $35 bottle of wine you will ever drink) that I am wrong. He said this without ever drinking it! I'm that putz and you also called me arrogant. But for some weird reason I still love your enthusiasm. Just thought...
by DanielP
July 31st, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben

I found the 15s for $12 on closeout last year and drank my 4 bottles within a year. They were drinking great.
by DanielP
July 31st, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

It's funny - there have been two offerings where the winery was definitively identified, both of which were extremely unpopular offerings. I think if there was transparency into who the actual wineries were there would be A LOT less enthusiasm for this project. Of all the offerings, I'm most confid...
by DanielP
July 30th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4578

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

People are beating a dead horse about the subjectivity of the terms used by both sources on the wine. He knew that. But the scale on the label backed up those words, indicating no to extremely low RS. The wine may very well be low or higher RS, it's impossible to tell from OP's perception. Adam has...
by DanielP
July 30th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109695

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

How did you get sociando to show up? I click on all wines or filter to red only and i dont see it. However, if i click on your link it shows up. Looks like it sold out so it's gone from the site, but you can still access it via direct link. If you try to add the wine to your card though, it will gi...
by DanielP
July 30th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 111
Views: 4941

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

I am not concerned about the delay. I will try a bottle, but I am sure they can probably use a decade of cellaring, so whether they come now or in October doesn’t really matter. I suppose it depends on whether you source them from the other side of the pond. I would think that with the threat of fu...
by DanielP
July 30th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109695

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

Speaking of Diamond Creek these days... 2016 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace and Volcanic Hill are $250 before any discounts, so 150 after referral and amex offer. I suppose if you haven't used any of the amex offer, you could get 1 of each for 300 too. Red Rock Terrace: https://www.wineaccess.com/ca...
by DanielP
July 29th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4578

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

I was always under the understanding that with the riesling 'sweetness' scale, 'dry' means that the combination of RS and total acidity bring it down to a specific level, NOT just the aggregate RS level. Is that still the case? I do find rieslings to be a bit 'tricky' with regards to 'sweetness lev...
by DanielP
July 29th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4578

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

just a suggestion, but have you tried the Immich-Batterieberg kabinett? aka kabinett trocken? it's really bone dry and still with fruit. very nice wine and a door to close before you walk away from Germany https://www.bowlerwine.com/producer/immich-batterieberg I think the CAI still often has a smi...
by DanielP
July 29th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4578

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

I don't have a problem with wanting clearer residual sugar numbers on labels. I can definitely taste sweetness in a lot of trocken-labeled wines, although not really to this extreme. I just think it's ridiculous to act like you've been tricked by a dry labeling/description when you have posted seve...
by DanielP
July 29th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4578

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

I don't have a problem with wanting clearer residual sugar numbers on labels. I can definitely taste sweetness in a lot of trocken-labeled wines, although not really to this extreme. I just think it's ridiculous to act like you've been tricked by a dry labeling/description when you have posted sever...
by DanielP
July 28th, 2020, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4578

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Then reach out to the winery directly.

You've had your money "stolen" over and over again. Stop getting your money stolen.

Or better, drink more of the wines from producers who do produce your favored bone dry styles. Trimbach, for one.
by DanielP
July 28th, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4578

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again..

At a certain point, the problem is with you, not with the labels. After only about the millionth complaint, you should know now that wines labeled as dry can still contain residual sugar. Whether or not you think the labeling is too liberal is one thing. But at this point, if you're not getting actu...
by DanielP
July 28th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over

Jay Miller wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 8:27 am
How else to explain how many people like Krug? That makes no sense to me at all [whistle.gif]
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by DanielP
July 28th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

Spring Mountain Vineyard isn't on the western side / upper slopes though! And their Cab has merlot and petit verdot in it. Not sure it's them. http://www.springmountainvineyard.com/images/aa4.jpg Spring Mountain itself is on the western side of the valley. The email doesn't specify which side of Sp...
by DanielP
July 28th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

N.25 is posted - Spring Mtn Cab.

I'm guessing it's Spring Mountain Vineyards. Sells for 85 at the winery's list price, they do grow Malbec which I assume makes it into the final blend which isn't detailed by the winery.
by DanielP
July 27th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joh Jos Prum 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: Joh Jos Prum 2019

When I taste the GH I can really taste the sights and smells of the town itself. I don't think I know what that even means. In any case, I find both GH and WS to be exceedingly capable of beautiful fruit and elegance. Perhaps GH is more open with WS being more slate driven, but to be honest it just...
by DanielP
July 27th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over

K. Tr@n wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 3:04 pm
I buy cases of Taittinger, I buy one or two bottles of the grower champagne. How do you expect me to remember the names?
But no one else is going to know what you drank [shrug.gif]
by DanielP
July 27th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joh Jos Prum 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: Joh Jos Prum 2019

Did not order WS auslese this time. GH auslese was nearly 30% cheaper and Himmelreich is not inferior.

Although, I'll probably end up picking up a bottle or two in the future
by DanielP
July 25th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

#22 disappeared for whatever reason
by DanielP
July 24th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 5:04 pm
The guessing as to why each offer sells out quickly or not reminds me of people guessing why stocks go up or down.
Stocks only go up
by DanielP
July 22nd, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109695

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

oh gotcha. Well, still pretty decent deal if you have a 50 off 150 left
by DanielP
July 22nd, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109695

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

Wine Access just added the 2018 Ridge Geyserville for $40. If you combine a $50 referral credit with the $50 off $150 Amex deal you can get a great price on these. Just make sure the total after credits and tax from Wine Access reaches the $150. 2018 Bedrock OVZ still available too for $24. https:/...
by DanielP
July 20th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Micro-agglomerated cork closure vinc+
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Micro-agglomerated cork closure vinc+

If it's anything like Diam 5, those corks have seemed to be perfectly fine with wines 5+ years out (I think the 2014 Pepiere Briords used a Diam 5?) How long might you normally age said wine under natural cork? My question - if the winery intended for the wines to be able to be aged longer, why did...
by DanielP
July 20th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Micro-agglomerated cork closure vinc+
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Micro-agglomerated cork closure vinc+

If it's anything like Diam 5, those corks have seemed to be perfectly fine with wines 5+ years out (I think the 2014 Pepiere Briords used a Diam 5?)
by DanielP
July 20th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: A bunch of random singles - NEW ADDITIONS!
Replies: 1
Views: 702

A bunch of random singles - NEW ADDITIONS!

Whites 1x 2014 Huet Le Mont Demi-Sec - SOLD 1x 2015 Huet Le Mont Demi-Sec - SOLD 1x 2010 Chidaine Bournais Franc de Pied - 50 1x 2015 Domaine Georges Vernay Condrieu Les Chaillees de l'Enfer - 55 1x 2017 Donnhoff Hermannshohle Spatlese - 50 1x 2012 Heymann-Löwenstein Winninger Uhlen Riesling "R" Rot...
by DanielP
July 18th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

The option to ship now makes sense for people on the West Coast, with highs in the low-80s and lows in the 50s-60s. But I would bet my life that Cameron Hughes does not think it's a good idea to ship cross-country in July. (Although the payoff would have to be more than just being right) Bet your l...
by DanielP
July 18th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

The option to ship now makes sense for people on the West Coast, with highs in the low-80s and lows in the 50s-60s.

But I would bet my life that Cameron Hughes does not think it's a good idea to ship cross-country in July. (Although the payoff would have to be more than just being right)
by DanielP
July 18th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

I don't think they have *any* incentive to ship cooked wine. Cameron seems to think these wines are fine being shipped during the summer. I don't really get it. But he has offered summer holds for anyone who wants. When they f*ck up, they have offered to refund if it's bad. Seems like it's honest t...
by DanielP
July 18th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

Shipping in July cross-country is NOT "doing the best they can." I don't think they have *any* incentive to ship cooked wine. Cameron seems to think these wines are fine being shipped during the summer. I don't really get it. But he has offered summer holds for anyone who wants. When they f*ck up, ...
by DanielP
July 18th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

Shipping in July cross-country is NOT "doing the best they can."
by DanielP
July 18th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you can "afford"?
Replies: 159
Views: 7171

Re: Wines you can "afford"?

Not exactly unlimited; you’ll use that up pretty quick at that rate. I already did lol. That's why I got the 27 case offsite locker. Now I have enough storage for at least another few months at this rate... Well then there's the truly unlimited storage in the UK also... So much storage, I must fill...
by DanielP
July 18th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

That’s the Garagiste model. Two shipping windows per year. But that’s a lot to warehouse and there is a cost for the space. Cam probably set up more of an in and out model to keep holding costs low for him. It's a low margin model based on volume. Since storage costs scale with volume, it would mak...
by DanielP
July 18th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

I realize it’s only five bucks, but who charges to hold Wine when you order in the middle of the summer? Seems like it would be so much easier to warehouse them and ship them all out at once in the fall rather than sort through all these possible shipping windows across the whole country? Some peop...
by DanielP
July 18th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you can "afford"?
Replies: 159
Views: 7171

Re: Wines you can "afford"?

As a related but separate issue, I started buying a lot of singles in order to curb not only spending, but just to limit the sheer number of wines I'm buying, and I'm a fan of the strategy. The more singles you have and open, the less "anxiety" you have about opening a bottle just because it's the o...
by DanielP
July 17th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1506
Views: 86973

Re: de Negoce offer

From the description I'm thinking it could be Robert Craig. They're a Howell Mtn winery. They're fairly famous for making cab from high elevation sites. They've already got a Diamond Mtn, Mt. Veeder, Howell Mtn, and Spring Mtn wines, so an Atlas Peak could fit right in. $90 would be somewhat consist...
by DanielP
July 17th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 165
Views: 8733

Re: 2019 German Riesling

I would think that rising labor costs are more of a threat to riesling pricing than some sort of massive shift in the market

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