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by DanielP
May 18th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker's views on Neal Martin
Replies: 99
Views: 6507

Re: Berserker's views on Neal Martin

I do not enjoy his writing style, he is a millennial and that generation tends to look at the world placing themselves in the center of the universe and the world they write about revolves around their past and present. I find that view of the world annoying. Although I'm careful in wading in as br...
by DanielP
May 17th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 11669

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

There's no wine that I would continue to buy after getting completely f*ck over like that. The current futures pricing isn't THAT good.
by DanielP
May 13th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 60
Views: 3145

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

I'm always shocked that people are willing to pay retail prices at auction... and sometimes for case lots too. Do these people know something that I don't?
by DanielP
May 2nd, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Consignors and Auction Houses
Replies: 27
Views: 1324

Re: Best Wine Consignors and Auction Houses

I had this exact experience the last time I offered some wine to their east coast rep. Truly obnoxious. I don’t do business with them anymore (buying or selling) Sounds like this is a pattern. I had the exact same experience last fall and my collection had a decent amount of desirable bottles. I ig...
by DanielP
May 1st, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?
Replies: 56
Views: 2557

Re: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?

Kris Patten wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Would you be a buyer of 2016 Montrose at $134?
Now where can I find that?
by DanielP
April 30th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 267
Views: 13965

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

If Rauzan Segla comes in under $80, that might be one of the better QPRs of the vintage. Won't be even close. The Liv-Ex survey had Rauzan Segla as the poll's #3 value wine, with Brainaire-Ducru taking the top spot. They also noted that GPL had the top spot for 8 years running before this year. liv...
by DanielP
April 29th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 267
Views: 13965

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Langoa Barton and Branaire Ducru out at about 15% premium to 2017, so looks to be about 2016 pricing.
by DanielP
April 26th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?
Replies: 34
Views: 700

Re: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?

Step back a minute. These are teenagers correct? And you want them to take a potentially sharp blade, crack the neck of a glass bottle with the blade and launch a piece of broken glass in the air, under pressure, in a general direction that will not injure anyone.... Really a good idea? Don't teena...
by DanielP
April 26th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?
Replies: 34
Views: 700

Re: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?

Just spitballing, I would think you need a little chin along the glass neck for the saber to hit, which may not exist in screwcapped bottles.
by DanielP
April 25th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7009
Views: 397775

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I can't pull the trigger on Cristal especially with the potential for suboptimal shipping temperatures
by DanielP
April 23rd, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune
Replies: 32
Views: 1945

Re: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune

crus et decouvertes has loads of interesting small producers, most tending toward natural/biodynamic.
by DanielP
April 22nd, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 98
Views: 7083

Re: Somm 3

My wife and I just watched S3 last night. Overall, I agree with most of the comments already made. Most notably and most favorably about having more Fred Dame. He really needs his own YouTube channel. Him and someone else who is well versed just tasting and telling stories. We’ve been on wine tv sh...
by DanielP
April 18th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dig through this wine list challenge.
Replies: 41
Views: 1558

Re: Dig through this wine list challenge.

If you end to going over $100 bucks, just go big and order the 2010 Rougeard Bourg for $275. I don't see any other "values"
by DanielP
April 16th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 267
Views: 13965

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

The first of the major players released their 2018, L’Angelus. Retail in London, it is being offered at £3000, which is about $3900. That is 16% below 2017 and 16% below 2016. $359/bottle in US; $355 at Zachys. About $12 less than 2016. Interesting...the 2015 Angelus is $30 cheaper, and in stock! I...
by DanielP
April 15th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1417
Views: 71020

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Boom.....dig the Marguet offer today. That one, it gonna hurt the tarjeta de credito. [help.gif] Yeah, well worth it though. I was lucky to get my Les Crayères request. I can't imagine how 2014 could not be a great vintage? I think I've read you say this before about the 2014 vintage in Champagne b...
by DanielP
April 15th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: A little bit of everything
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: FS: A little bit of everything

bump for some more additions
by DanielP
April 9th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 267
Views: 13965

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Oh, you don't have to defend your actions. I just find your hypocrisy hilarious. Carry on! [cheers.gif] I am not sure why you want to get into a pissing contest, but ok. Your original comment was based on your almost complete ignorance of what goes on in Bordeaux, and made even before the wines wer...
by DanielP
April 8th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 224
Views: 10116

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Hey Chris,

I submitted an inquiry via the website's Zendesk last week - is that functional?
by DanielP
April 4th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 267
Views: 13965

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Looks like I won't be buying much 2018 EP, if those whispers are correct regarding pricing being similar to or greater than 2016. I will probably still follow EP because it is still interesting/fun.
by DanielP
April 4th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as cancer agent
Replies: 32
Views: 2091

Re: Wine as cancer agent

I mean, was your point just that reputable journals publish studies that end up being misleading? I don't see what it has to do with the topic at hand. Yes, reputable journals can publish studies that can be wrong. Also, it's hard to call the NEJM paper "wrong", when the authors even suggest in the ...
by DanielP
April 4th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as cancer agent
Replies: 32
Views: 2091

Re: Wine as cancer agent

Not my field, but the site on which it is published and the methodology for obtaining what they call "peer review" seems a little, um, unorthodox. I'll wait for the JAMA or NE Journal study It's not that the study is wrong, it's that what they contribute is hardly anything more than a little simple...
by DanielP
April 3rd, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: A little bit of everything
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: FS: A little barolo/cab + others

bump for a couple other additions
by DanielP
March 30th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as cancer agent
Replies: 32
Views: 2091

Re: Wine as cancer agent

Not my field, but the site on which it is published and the methodology for obtaining what they call "peer review" seems a little, um, unorthodox. I'll wait for the JAMA or NE Journal study It's not that the study is wrong, it's that what they contribute is hardly anything more than a little simple...
by DanielP
March 30th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10920
Views: 487516

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Jamet C-R
2016 gonon St Joseph
2016 gonon iles feray
2017 dauvissat forest
2006 cayron
by DanielP
March 30th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish wine recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: Spanish wine recommendation

Personally, I would take the Ardanza over the imperial. It's cheaper on the list, I think it's perhaps the better wine. It's from a more solar year so that may be more to your tastes, plus more bottle age. Should be more fruit forward than recent vintage as well (that's the vintage). However, I shou...
by DanielP
March 29th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as cancer agent
Replies: 32
Views: 2091

Re: Wine as cancer agent

Reported? Alcohol as a carcinogen should be considered common knowledge at this point
by DanielP
March 28th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 267
Views: 13965

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Until EP prices fall below 2015, I'm not buying
by DanielP
March 23rd, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: A little bit of everything
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: FS: 2013 Marc Hebrart SC + Barolo and others added!

Bump for a couple price drops
by DanielP
March 21st, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: A little bit of everything
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: FS: 2013 Marc Hebrart SC + Barolo and others added!

bump for price drop and additions
by DanielP
March 21st, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1417
Views: 71020

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Let me clarify. I think any issue is on envoyers end, whether it's deliberate or not. It could very well be an email issue on their end, but I seriously doubt it's an issue on my end
by DanielP
March 21st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1417
Views: 71020

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

It’s apparently just a different model which works for them. We would crush a winery if they released wine this way though and people were shut out without even a fair shake. I have asked nicely one last time. I’m hoping it’s an oversight but I’m going to have to assume they do not want my business...
by DanielP
March 19th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

2012 Raffault really really sucked
by DanielP
March 18th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: A little bit of everything
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

FS: A little bit of everything

Need to clear out space for spring shipping season... 1x - 2012 Marcarini Barolo Brunate - 35 1x - 2015 Huet Le Mont Demi-Sec - 25 1x - 2007 Reinhold Haart Goldtrophchen Spatlese - 30 1x - 2016 JJ Prum GH Spatlese - 30 1x - 2016 JJ Prum WS Spatlese - 30 1x - 2005 Rene Leclerc Gevrey Chambertin 1er L...
by DanielP
March 13th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like the organic trend isn't really catching on in California
Replies: 41
Views: 1944

Re: Looks like the organic trend isn't really catching on in California

You assumed more pesticide usage in Europe? I guess my assumption was just the opposite. There's more huge scale grape farming in the US, and there is still a lot of vineyard land in Europe that's been in the family for centuries and is managed quite conservatively. In general, there's a pretty hig...
by DanielP
March 11th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind
Replies: 111
Views: 6480

Re: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind

c fu wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Robert M yers wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Has anybody had the Benetiere yet?
Only if you tasted at the domaine! He still hasn’t released them for importing over
Any word on the latest?
by DanielP
March 9th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clever marketing at Pontet Canet
Replies: 17
Views: 1674

Re: Clever marketing at Pontet Canet

If you weren't going to buy these wines in the first place, I don't see why buying it as a 6-pack is so much more enticing at ~800, the discount doesn't seem all that significant, though you do get the provenance guarantee as well as a cool OWC that will collect dust. Plus, you get the honor of buyi...
by DanielP
March 3rd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you Buying - Germany 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2621

Re: What are you Buying - Germany 2017

Mosel fine wines released their Part III of their vintage report. They seem to be very high on Johannes Selbach's 2017s, particularly his lieu-dit bottlings, so I'll certainly be on the lookout for those. A little lower on Prum than I had expected, but I'll always keep the faith until Prum lets me ...
by DanielP
March 2nd, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée (France, Champagne)
Replies: 23
Views: 1016

Re: TN: 1999 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée (France, Champagne)

Touche. Though, is 1999 really a weak vintage?
by DanielP
March 2nd, 2019, 10:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée (France, Champagne)
Replies: 23
Views: 1016

Re: TN: 1999 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée (France, Champagne)

Mike Hawkins wrote:
March 2nd, 2019, 10:34 pm
Vilmart and Peters do amazingly well in weaker vintages
I wasnt aware that 2009 was a weaker vintage
by DanielP
February 13th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.
Replies: 23
Views: 2208

Re: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.

I would take it off your hands if it were 750mLs
by DanielP
February 12th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 3615

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

Kelly Flynn wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 10:24 am
He kept taking the bottle away. I was trying hard not to make TOO big a deal of it nut obviously failed miserably.
I would've made a deal out of it. You've asked him multiple times to stop.
by DanielP
February 11th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range
Replies: 27
Views: 987

Re: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range

Domaine de Chevalier, Brane-Cantenac, Langoa Barton. I thought all 3 represented good value in that price range (value for the vintage that is. Not sure it represented good value in an absolute sense). If you're buying Bordeaux in that range, I would also consider stretching out for Gazin, which was...
by DanielP
February 9th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 328
Views: 11443

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

So right now, impacting policy right now, 68% of boomers vote and 45% of millennials vote, proving my point. Depends on what the overall point is. Yes, people are more likely to vote the older they get. But, I thought the overall discussion revolved around whether millennials are currently economic...
by DanielP
February 9th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition
Replies: 62
Views: 5064

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition

2015 Selbach Oster Z-S Spatlese UAR $12
2014 Smith-Madrone Cabernet $36
by DanielP
February 8th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 3615

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 5:17 pm
That was a perfect way to deal with that mistake, imo, David. Good for them.
I want to know more about the table that got served the 82 HB! [wow.gif]
by DanielP
February 8th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 85
Views: 4108

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

Futures pricing was not terrible. It was just not worth buying as a future. There is a difference. If it's not worth buying as a future, then the futures pricing is bad. There is no difference. But that was not exactly your original point. "What's there to like about the 2017 Bordeaux offering? Unl...
by DanielP
February 8th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 85
Views: 4108

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

Jeff Leve wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 9:16 am

Futures pricing was not terrible. It was just not worth buying as a future. There is a difference.
If it's not worth buying as a future, then the futures pricing is bad. There is no difference.
by DanielP
February 8th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 85
Views: 4108

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

What's there to like about the 2017 Bordeaux offering? Unless you enjoy paying more for less That’s not really true. Sandwiched between 16 and 18, my guess is the market will force prices down. But the wines from the Left Bank, especially Pauillac and St Julien are really quite good. If and when pr...

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