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by DanielP
October 14th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

I think 3 days is enough time. But it looks like you have a full day on a Sunday, and a lot of stuff closes on Sunday in Barcelona. More than I expected for a major city, even for Europe. So I would definitely keep that in mind.
by DanielP
October 10th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59823

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Envoyer just emailed a flyer for 2014 Produttori SVDs, the same ones I purchased on pre-arrival back in March. The prices on many bottles are as much as $10 cheaper than what I paid. WTF??? It's cheaper than the pre-arrival offer I got in late April by $5 for most of the crus. I didn't purchase at ...
by DanielP
October 9th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19391

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I know we're getting distracted from the main topic at hand, but how's the olive oil that Garagiste brings in? Some Sicilian and Slovenian oils were just offered and now I'm questioning everything I thought I knew about olive oil (which wasn't much)
by DanielP
October 5th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 52
Views: 3701

Re: Winebid revised.....

I can't complain too much given that shipping was really cheap before. Knowing that they were subsidizing it means that it was mostly playing with house money. However, it might've affected my purchases if I were buying the cheapest wines (10-15 before big) I had already scheduled a shipment with th...
by DanielP
October 2nd, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19391

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

It says wine not over 14%. Will we be seeing alot of 14.1% alcohol wine? A lot of Spanish and Southern French wine could fall outside the tariff for that reason. Rather, will we be seeing much more wine being labeled as such? My understanding is that there's some leeway in ABV labeling of wine
by DanielP
October 2nd, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19391

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

It says wine not over 14%. Will we be seeing alot of 14.1% alcohol wine?
by DanielP
October 1st, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15959

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I know 2015 is the exciting talk of the day, but is there any information on the 2016s? Theoretically those should've been released this year?
by DanielP
September 24th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15959

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Yaacov, you are asserting that Benetiere lost his Cote-Rotie designation because his wines sucked/lacked typicity.
by DanielP
September 18th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437527

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

Marathon wines arrived today - perfect shipping weather in NY, so I guess it worked out
by DanielP
September 18th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine List of any US Brewery? Suggestions welcome on improvements.
Replies: 38
Views: 1368

Re: Best Wine List of any US Brewery? Suggestions welcome on improvements.

I just made a note of this for next time I drive down to DC. Pricing and selection is fantastic.
by DanielP
September 18th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 50
Views: 2872

Re: Amore for Amarone?

I really enjoyed a 2014 Tedeschi base amarone when I was in Venice. Surprisingly elegant, not that anyone would mistaken it for a light bodied wine. I've picked up a Tedeschi Monte Olmi Riserva, though I suspect I may have to wait much longer before it'll be ready to drink
by DanielP
September 16th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 4967

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 1:14 pm
I should have closed with cautionary advice:

Don't Uber home sober-drunk (allegedly) at midnight after a night at Bern's and jump on WineBid.

I bid on multiple wines, as if I need more.
FdP is good stuff huh?
by DanielP
September 14th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11880
Views: 568920

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2010 Ardanza, 2010 904
by DanielP
September 13th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 82
Views: 3291

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

The beauty of German Riesling is the interplay/tension of acidity and sweetness. The RS number means very little in and of itself if you don't know the acidity. I think it would be very sad if winemakers intentionally tried to make a wine with the RS levels you are talking about. Driven by frustrat...
by DanielP
September 12th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1535

Re: 2019 La Fete du Champagne

Calsac is new right?
by DanielP
September 12th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 37
Views: 2567

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Yeah makes sense. Though it could be worth a gander at the GR. The good news is that it's exactly the same price as the past few vintages, which is usually my gripe when it comes to these specially labeled bottles. So no complaints here. 904 has taken a bit of a jump though. I should've loaded up on...
by DanielP
September 12th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 37
Views: 2567

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

I'm surprised you don't drink more of this - I would think the old school style and occasional funk would suit you. My only quibble with these wines is the bottle variation, but I think a lot of that can be attributed to how long they wait before release. Im also a huge fan of LRA but I think I'm le...
by DanielP
September 10th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 122
Views: 5995

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

After all, wine is not affected by wind chill. Not trying to be pedantic, but everything that is warmer than air will be affected by "wind chill". In other words, the wine that's in front of the blower will cool fairly quickly since there's high air flow + lower temperature. So it could be conceiva...
by DanielP
September 10th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 122
Views: 5995

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

After all, wine is not affected by wind chill. Not trying to be pedantic, but everything that is warmer than air will be affected by "wind chill". In other words, the wine that's in front of the blower will cool fairly quickly since there's high air flow + lower temperature. So it could be conceiva...
by DanielP
September 5th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15959

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

This makes no sense. Either you heard discrepancies or you didn't. It has nothing to do with your prior post regarding tasting bottles after September 6 panzer wrote that, not me. sorry for any confusion. Then I have to ask, given that you refer to "what i've heard from those at polaner - and other...
by DanielP
September 3rd, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15959

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Could you describe the discrepancies please? <crickets>... Still waiting.... Next, i've already been in touch with Polaner's handler of Benetiere, and plan on bringing what I have up to their place to open bottles, and compare/taste for ourselves. She returns from travels Sept 6th. This makes no se...
by DanielP
September 2nd, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15959

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Yaacov just doesn't want to drink the water you've led him to, nor will he elaborate why. Though he's happy to point out that the site is on archive.org and whine about personal "attacks" from the guy who he's peppering with questions. Thank you Robert for taking the time to post in depth about the ...
by DanielP
August 31st, 2019, 3:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3670

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

+1. The Boomers who buy auctioned Grand Cru Burgundy and 1st & Super 2nd Growth Bordeaux are the target buyer. Millenials are paying off their college debt while their Boomer parents are aiding in their apartment rent and health care-not buying magnums of overpriced Napa Cab. Probably a bit of both...
by DanielP
August 29th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15959

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

https://www.lapassionduvin.com/forum/rh ... u?start=60

Posts on the French wine forum are independently consistent with what Robert has stated previously. Unless of course, he's posting there as well neener
by DanielP
August 28th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to judge a baby Bordeaux?
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: How to judge a baby Bordeaux?

I have no idea. Popped a 2016 sociando mallet half bottle and it was wide open. Lots of fruit, high alcohol (listed at 14, but felt higher), new oak well integrated. Really tasty, but sort of surprising at how it showed. Neal Martin's note seemed very accurate, in its reference to more opulence and ...
by DanielP
August 27th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1627
Views: 91417

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

EHeffner wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 8:05 am
Serves me not to wait next time. I’ve been spoiled by never getting shut out
Did you end up filling up? There's more available on the site.
by DanielP
August 23rd, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New wine-price index from The Economist
Replies: 26
Views: 3271

Re: New wine-price index from The Economist

Would love to see the article and numbers behind this. However, my experiences with Wine bid is that they tended to be slightly under market. So if you buy from a mainstream store like Morrell and sell through Wine bid, that number may be as much as 15-20% below what you could have sold it for, whi...
by DanielP
August 22nd, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437527

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

joeduncan wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 1:19 pm
DanielP wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 1:18 pm
The price and wine is great for the Hebrart SC mag, but I can't even fathom the storage issues I'd have
So didya buy it? :) Someone did!
Nah, I got rid of some regular SC bottles here on CC precisely for storage issues. Buying the mag would've been negligent, hah.
by DanielP
August 22nd, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437527

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

The price and wine is great for the Hebrart SC mag, but I can't even fathom the storage issues I'd have
by DanielP
August 22nd, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437527

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

Probably not normal activity for you. If only that were true [rofl.gif] Actually, upon talking with the CC company, there was no decline. I think it might've just been an artifact of the phone app I was using when the wine was actually sold out. Seems the desktop is far superior to the app when you...
by DanielP
August 22nd, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437527

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

Damn credit card declined my purchase on 2012 Paul Bara even though it's been fine for previous purchases. Why.
by DanielP
August 16th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italian wine list assistance
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Italian wine list assistance

2012 Rancia would be my pick for a red, particularly if you've enjoyed sangiovese in the past.
by DanielP
August 12th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28722

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bryan Carr wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Turns out we've bought 30% less wine so far this year than any year since we started collecting!!
But you've got 30% of the year left to go! [snort.gif]
by DanielP
August 4th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 80
Views: 4056

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

I like Keller von der Fels in that ~35ish price point.
by DanielP
August 3rd, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Condensation in Eurocave
Replies: 23
Views: 1255

Re: Condensation in Eurocave

How about ice forming on top back wall? Bottles not touching any walls, filters changed every year. Happens when leaving door open just for several seconds. If I clean it and leave door closed it never forms. My guess is that you get some frosting when you leave the door open in the summertime, but...
by DanielP
August 3rd, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Condensation in Eurocave
Replies: 23
Views: 1255

Re: Condensation in Eurocave

NED VALOIS wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 9:30 pm
Too much makes mold !
I haven't seen any indication that it's too much, just that the condensation exists. Which is a feature, not a flaw.
by DanielP
August 3rd, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Condensation in Eurocave
Replies: 23
Views: 1255

Re: Condensation in Eurocave

Why do you want to "fix" it? That's what provides humidity.
by DanielP
August 2nd, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27158

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Well, apparently two of the reservoirs were predated Rhys' ownership of the property. The article says that enforcement has picked up in the past decade, so I wonder if this was something that was sort of ignored until more recently? In the absence of more information, I don't think this would sign...
by DanielP
August 2nd, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27158

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Well, apparently two of the reservoirs were predated Rhys' ownership of the property. The article says that enforcement has picked up in the past decade, so I wonder if this was something that was sort of ignored until more recently? In the absence of more information, I don't think this would signi...
by DanielP
August 1st, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11880
Views: 568920

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 4:08 pm
And since Métras is comparatively tricky to get hold of in Anglophone markets, it's something interesting to open that people will enjoy. For the same reason, I enjoy serving Selosse, Overnoy, Domaine des Mirroirs and so forth to friends who don't have good access to those wines.
Hello old friend
by DanielP
July 29th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconditioned Wine
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: Reconditioned Wine

I try to stay away from reconditioned bottles. The bottles that I have drunk almost always seem to me missing something. It is interesting to hear Jeremy's story about topping those bottles and adding a dash of co2... Not CO2 - SO2 ... sulfur. Reason for concern. True, but I was thinking about the ...
by DanielP
July 21st, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class
Replies: 57
Views: 4685

Re: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class

Isn't that kind of a waste? I thought there were issues with wine tasting weird/bad at cabin pressures. Ive always thought that was absolute rubbish promoted by the airlines as an excuse for poor quality wines. I have been lucky enough to fly a lot of business and first internationally and things l...
by DanielP
July 6th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2488

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Yikes
by DanielP
July 6th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2488

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

[soap.gif] Nope - I’m suggesting that if price is truly the least interesting thing about wine then you must be able to ignore it. Of course... if you're not an auction buyer in the first place, which is obviously the implication. The wine I’m taking about is a wine that is only sold at auction. Yo...
by DanielP
July 6th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2488

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

[soap.gif] Here is post 3, so you can clear up the EPIC misunderstanding: David rarely pays the high prices required to buy Egon's wines. You suggest that he doesn't have to worry about price simply because he doesn't care about the German auction prices. What's the confusion Nope - I’m suggesting ...
by DanielP
July 6th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2488

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Awesome for you if you don’t have to pay attention to price. But I have limited resources so I have to be interested in the price at which wines are sold and I have to make relative value decisions. For something like this, the auction price is the lowest price at which it will ever be sold (by def...
by DanielP
June 25th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 4061

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

Yes of course it's still supply and demand, I just said it is not typical. You and others know obviously know way more about Bordeaux than me, but as a amateur observer, I think it's different because: 1) The chateaux adjust their prices dramatically based on vintage/perceived demand. But because t...
by DanielP
June 24th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 4061

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

That has ZERO basis in reality. Prices are set by supply and demand when it comes to luxury goods. I actually don't think the pricing is set by typical supply and consumer demand, thanks to the negociant system. Certainly, a lot of the bigger name chateaux are holding back more stock while at the s...
by DanielP
June 24th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 4061

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

That has ZERO basis in reality. Prices are set by supply and demand when it comes to luxury goods. I actually don't think the pricing is set by typical supply and consumer demand, thanks to the negociant system. Certainly, a lot of the bigger name chateaux are holding back more stock while at the s...
by DanielP
June 23rd, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 4061

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

My local retailer just got in a big chunk of fine Bordeaux from 2000-2005, including Lalande, Montrose and Ducru. I can buy the 2005 Lalande for $20 less than 2018 futures and only $20 more than 2017. No brainer right there. The 2000 Montrose is only $20 more than the 2016. The 2001 Montrose is les...

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