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by Hao Lu
September 3rd, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 61
Views: 4567

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

In for two 3-packs. Mags are gone.
by Hao Lu
July 23rd, 2019, 2:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9971

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

R.I.P Alan, I will miss your posts. So sad.
by Hao Lu
July 16th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 87
Views: 7038

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

ordered 2 Napa, 2 Panek, 2 Lore
by Hao Lu
July 13th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 3128

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

I like the first touch of higher dosage champagne, but not as much the finish.
by Hao Lu
July 10th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 13940

Re: Downstream Wines

I signed up about an hour later, never received the confirmation email.
by Hao Lu
July 10th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: David Kaufman A+++ seller
Replies: 0
Views: 200

David Kaufman A+++ seller

Quick response, great packaging, thank you David.
by Hao Lu
July 10th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 3128

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Blake Brown wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 10:48 am
I like Theise`s motto: "Learn to discern!" It`s so appropriate in this discussion.
so true!
by Hao Lu
July 5th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Hibiki 21
Replies: 0
Views: 254

WTB Hibiki 21

want to buy several bottles as gift to a friend. Would consider other Japanese whiskeys too. PM is best. Thanks.
by Hao Lu
July 4th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 87
Views: 6584

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Thanks, Kevin,
Looking forward to this!
by Hao Lu
June 25th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2934

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

if it tastes like durian, it won't stand till 2029.
by Hao Lu
June 25th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 87
Views: 6584

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

what, i didn't get the email.
by Hao Lu
June 24th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: FS: Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year - SoCal

would you consider shipping?
by Hao Lu
June 20th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3275

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

alan weinberg wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 8:38 pm
usually parallels the stock market which is booming.
good observation
by Hao Lu
June 20th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3275

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Recent Zachys auctions were soft too.
by Hao Lu
June 19th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carter wine to buy
Replies: 15
Views: 1114

Re: Which Carter wine to buy

3 O.G.
by Hao Lu
June 19th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT

great post, thanks for sharing!
by Hao Lu
June 18th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1733

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

RyanC wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Get on the list for Kutch. Perhaps the best value Chard on earth IMO.
second this.
Also Liquid farm can often be found <$30.
by Hao Lu
June 15th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 197041

Re: Official Costco Thread

Kris Patten wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Southcenter Costco....

2008 Dom $135
2008 Cristal $229
2016 Pichon Lalande $169.99
2014 Cune Rioja ....forget price
2015 Leoville Las Cases Petit Lion $44.99
2010 Chat. Rollat Cabernet $38.99
that's good pricing. I seldom find anything worth buying in the east.
by Hao Lu
June 14th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 4122

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

how does 2016 compare to 2014, 2015?
by Hao Lu
June 13th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir

Love Kutch! Thanks for the note!
by Hao Lu
June 12th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Carter Cellars Offering
Replies: 31
Views: 3187

Re: 2017 Carter Cellars Offering

Received the email too. Not sure if i want to buy this year. I will leave the decision on release day.
by Hao Lu
June 12th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11003
Views: 402470

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon. Classic, drinking very well. so sad to see the winery closing.
by Hao Lu
June 12th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1771

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

Dennis Atick wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 3:57 am
Mark C Johnson wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 12:27 am
Just Wow!
+1
+2
by Hao Lu
June 10th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 3329

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

No doubt you've see this study using MRI. Why expensive wine appears to taste better: It's the price tag When a bottle costs more, the reward center in the brain plays a trick on us Date: August 14, 2017 University of Bonn Summary: Price labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes bet...
by Hao Lu
June 10th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Foreign Transaction Fees
Replies: 17
Views: 3180

Re: Foreign Transaction Fees

I choose to pay in local currency as I understand my credit card bank exchange rate (e.g. Euros to Dollars) is more favorable than the exchange rate used by the merchants and its bank (called Dynamic Currency Conversion). The same holds true for ATM withdrawals. The Dynamic Currency Conversion (con...
by Hao Lu
June 10th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: a basement discovery
Replies: 22
Views: 2821

Re: a basement discovery

Nice find!
by Hao Lu
June 9th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2773

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Definitely not average by volume. Probably a simple average over labels/vineyard. If this is the case, it means the new labels cost more than before.
by Hao Lu
June 9th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9209

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

sounds like inflation is picking up in california
by Hao Lu
June 9th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 118
Views: 12946

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

$125 M valuation on a business that makes $1.7M in profit, doesnt seem like workable numbers, i know the land probably is the bulk of it but still. Agree but do LOL at the state of "valuation" in today's world.. Bryant: $1.7M profit.... $125M valuation. Uber: -$4B profit.... $75B valuation Tesla: -...
by Hao Lu
June 7th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 890
Views: 58702

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Diebolt-Vallois Champagne BDB
crisp, fresh, balanced, simply lovely!
by Hao Lu
June 7th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2873

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

when every vintage has been epic, do i need a cellar at all?
by Hao Lu
June 7th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9209

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

I stopped buying $150 napa cabs from list two years ago. I found the older bottles a better deal.
by Hao Lu
June 7th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9209

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Roy Piper wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 7:42 am
If someone asks me what Napa Cabs to get in the $40-75 range, I tell them to go get Carlisle and Bedrock Zins, instead. Most likely what they are looking, flavor and texture-wise, for Cab within that price range can be achieved in epic Zins by those producers.
great choice!
by Hao Lu
June 6th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9209

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Since Fed started QE in late 2008, the income distribution deteriorated horribly. The rich gets richer. It may be true that most people did not earn 40% more in past 3-5 years, but folks who drink $150 very likely did. High end napa cabs only target this small population.
by Hao Lu
June 5th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16842

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

I got quite some emails recently about 2018 futures. They are quite expensive.
by Hao Lu
June 5th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2456

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

Waiting for TN...
by Hao Lu
June 5th, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 197041

Re: Official Costco Thread

which costco is this?
B. Buzzini wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 4:55 pm
08 DP was 144, now 149 at our local Costco today. Still bought more though! champagne.gif
by Hao Lu
June 5th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11003
Views: 402470

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Carlisle petite sirah palisades. my last bottle. same good as last one.
by Hao Lu
June 3rd, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12261
Views: 589366

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

12x 1996 krug
12x 1999 Ridge Monte Bello
by Hao Lu
June 3rd, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1791

Re: Where please?

Welcome, Len!
by Hao Lu
April 5th, 2016, 10:35 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Ladd Cellars Berserk Offer...Sold Out
Replies: 43
Views: 4721

Ladd Cellars Berserk Offer...Sold Out

Does anyone have updates on shipping? I wrote Eric couple of emails and PM, got no reponse. Probably caught him in a bad time.
by Hao Lu
January 28th, 2016, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, What's Your BerserkerDay Damage?
Replies: 108
Views: 4422

So, What's Your BerserkerDay Damage?

EMH
Loring
tocerco
lichen
liquid farm
sandler
longplay
ladd

luckily I'm still on schrader, saxum, maybach waiting list ...

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