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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 9th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 30
Views: 1544

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

and even earlier, DRC, Leroy, and Rousseau sat on shelves at low prices. You could buy one bottle, wait a week to try, and go back the next week to buy—at great prices. 90 Leroy Clos de la Roche was $100, 90 La Tâche $233, 90 Rousseau Chambertin $100. 90 Rousseau Beze was a bit more at $110. I neve...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 9th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s good, again. Alcohol has been rehabilitated...
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: It’s good, again. Alcohol has been rehabilitated...

The key to limiting oneself to one glass a day is to buy a sufficiently large glass. Moderation, after all, is important.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 9th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 12965

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Oxidative notes just kill a wine for my tastes, so (e.g.) I'm not a fan of LdH pinks or whites. Cibonne is made sur voile - are there noticeable oxidative notes in the finished product? Is one cuvee better than the other for someone who's looking to avoid any trace of noticeable oxidation?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 9th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" (Germany, Franken)
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: TN: 2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" (Germany, Franken)

It looks like "J" is a designation he uses for several wines in his "Lagenweine" series. The only Hundsrück bottling he lists is the Hundsrück "J", but there is also a Spätburgunder Centgrafenberg "J" and a Früburgunder Centgrafenberg "J". https://weingut-josef-walter.de/index.php/unsere-weine/lagen...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 9th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

Thanks for the feedback. I will keep going back to them to try and get the credits. I went back and looked and found a couple of more orders. So I think my scorecard on futures orders looks like this - 2 orders not credited, I reported, and after a few e-mails received the credit. 1 order not credi...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 9th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

To add on to Sean's point, I have received Rakuten cash back for purchases from other websites (far fewer, but a handful of times) and I received my cash back every time, without having to report it to Rakuten. So there seems to be something funky about the way these sites are interacting with wine....
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 9th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'

Dave and Sean, The 2018 is the current release and has been since the new year. It's not a new source, but we edited down our sources to our favorite vineyards and upped the quantity we take from those blocks. Our initial motivation for producing Cabernet was to figure out a way to keep the old vin...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 9th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

I just hit day 46 since my first wine.com purchase using RMN, and - shockingly - no cash back. I have reported it to them and we'll see. On Rakuten, I'm often getting an indication that I won't get credit until 7 days after my order has shipped. My June orders were all for Fall delivery due to not ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 9th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

I should also mention again that it appears that Rakuten has changed their methodology. Previously, I would get (after reporting it missing) the appropriate percentage of the "subtotal." Now I am getting (after reporting it missing) the appropriate percentage of the subtotal, reduced by the amount o...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 9th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

I just hit day 46 since my first wine.com purchase using RMN, and - shockingly - no cash back. I have reported it to them and we'll see. On Rakuten, I'm often getting an indication that I won't get credit until 7 days after my order has shipped. My June orders were all for Fall delivery due to not w...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 8th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 42
Views: 1254

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Without doing an official count, I'm confident that for whites it's Chablis and then everything else. For reds, I'm confident that the top four are Beaune, NSG, Savigny, and Volnay but less sure of what the order is. Price pretty much compels me to stick to NSG and the CdB for the vast majority of m...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 8th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish wines : Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2019s and Raul Perez
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Spanish wines : Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2019s and Raul Perez

Mencia is a different grape than many. I love it, but many don't, so there's that. Palacios makes one at the high end of their range called "Las Lamas" that is expensive enough that I generally pass at regular price, but when I can find a deal on it, I grab it. I opened a bottle of the 2007 about si...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 6th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PRIMA Closing
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: PRIMA Closing

Sad indeed. I only managed to eat there once or twice, but always in the company of several local winos, and it was always a great meal!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 6th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2351

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

I have made a rather optimistic assessment of how long I want to be able to drink from my cellar. If I don't end being able to drink for that long, my heirs will have something to drink or sell when I stop drinking. But I'm not going to buy wines that I know I won't open before that optimistic asses...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 1st, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373741

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Basciano has always been a good value. I have no idea about 2018 vs 2016 but I have zero concern that Basciano will be a good drink at $9.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 1st, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Camartina - the most fine sediment I’ve ever seen
Replies: 2
Views: 110

2001 Camartina - the most fine sediment I’ve ever seen

We enjoyed the 2001 Querciabella Camartina last night. It was absolutely delicious. Typically 70/30 Cab/Sangio (if the internet can be believed), to me the sangiovese sang louder last night. It was certainly on the darker-fruited end of the spectrum, which could be the cabernet speaking but also not...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 1st, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The History of Wine Forums and Social Networking
Replies: 230
Views: 8647

Re: The History of Wine Forums and Social Networking

And of course Tom Hill was there from the very beginning (though in those days his notes had a higher percentage of fencing content). One classic piece of Tom Hill lore from the WCWN days was the time he put up a TN for the entirely fictitious Turley “Smoot-Hawley Vineyard” white zinfandel. (Was it ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 30th, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The History of Wine Forums and Social Networking
Replies: 230
Views: 8647

Re: The History of Wine Forums and Social Networking

I missed the CompuServe/Prodigy/usenet days. I started the day my new issue of Wine Spectator arrived and, unlike the previous issue, it said “www.winespectator.com” on the cover, right under the name of the magazine. “Must be one of those newfangled ‘website’ things everyone’s talking about,” I tho...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 30th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Higher ABV wines in cooler years?
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Higher ABV wines in cooler years?

At about 50:55 into the IDTT episode at the link below, Rod Berglund starts to discuss his experience of how some of his highest ABV levels have come in cooler years, because (oversimplifying - please listen to him at the link) they pick earlier in warmer years and let the grapes hang longer in cool...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 28th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'

Thank you for sharing, Sean, and for coming by the tasting room. I can't take credit for all the fine people we have working for us. They find us, mostly handle themselves, and are a joy to have on staff. Best, Ian Ian, what can you tell us about the 2018 P'tit Paysan "Old Vine" San Benito Cabernet...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 28th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos (Red Label) (500ML) 2013 Cheers! Adam, thanks for the tips above, I will check some of them out. Out of curiosity, I checked the Royal Tokaji offerings to compare MD to MO. MD has four options, including the 2008 Essencia for $900/375ml. MO does not have that wine, but the ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 28th, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

I’m waiting for them to add the ‘18 Lytton Springs - I already used earlier ones on the Geezer.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 27th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

Aside from the Krug Rose 23eme 375 (which is back in stock at $109 now, at least for MD), is there anything else available that could be considered a good deal? Getting real tired of comparing wine.com prices with the community average on CT. Talk about state to state variation. For MO, Krug Brut R...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 27th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1919

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Ben M a n d l e r wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 9:59 am
I used to compulsively seek out Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling so that's probably a distant second.
Cordon Cut riesling. Now there’s a name I haven’t heard in a long, long time.

Good stuff.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1919

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

OK, I figured out how to get CT to display consumption by individual wine. Subject to the same caveat that this is only from September '17 to date, these are the only specific wines I've pulled from my own cellar more than three times (the Barou is five times, all the others are four): 2010 Domaine ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

New "wine.com" topic: Next to the "add to cart" button, there's a little "found a lower price?" link that asks you to email "pricing@wine.com" with some details. Has anyone ever done this? Have you had any success? Given that their pricing is typically much higher than just about anyone else, I can'...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

For what it's worth, when referrals were still a thing, qwww.wine.com would pop up when you clicked on a referral link and were being encouraged to accept the referral and establish a new account. Ah, maybe that's where I got it. I did click on a couple of the referral links in this thread at one p...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

I’m wondering what people think about the wines in the $40-$70ish price range. Seems like a relative bargain but I have tasted only a few of these from recent vintages (and certainly not 17/18/19 which are not out yet). I’d love to hear comments from people who have tasted the finished wines from 2...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Does anyone know why Batailley and Ferriere seem to be offered only at one store each in the US? I'm not a full case purchaser, but it would be nice to pick up a few bottles of each of these two, but I'd prefer to buy from one of my usual stores to combine for shipping or allow for local pickup, but...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

I stumbled on this recently but didn't notice the price differences. I was able to sign in but it didn't show me having Stewardship and showed my last order as 2018. I didn't notice the qwww at the time. See the same thing now with qwww and additional wines but my stewardship doesn't show up. Agree...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

Do you happen to remember how you navigated to it? I am able to reproduce the price difference you saw by hitting that site. I wonder if you log in and place an order it will go through with the price listed. That would be super interesting to try... I just replicated it. I don't know how it got to...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

FWIW, the guy on the other end of the chat window said that the qwww.wine (etc) site is not one of their legit addresses. I don't think I tried logging in there but in case I did I went ahead and changed my wine.com password anyway.

by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

I found the issue.

On the one that was giving me odd results, the url had a "q" inserted before the "www".

I removed that and the results now match.

Anyone know what that is? Could it be some kind of spoof site? (Luckily that was the one I was not logged into).
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

Latest wine.com oddity: If I search for "Musar," with "ships to MO" selected, I get a list of wines. Basically one vintage of each wine in their lineup. But the list is different depending on whether I'm logged in to my account. Without being logged in, for example (but - again - with the same "ship...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1348
Views: 80210

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

...Would not be surprised (though am very much hoping not) if the response to Europe banning travel from the US is an increase in tariffs. Why would a public health strategy cause tariff? We cannot even take care of our own in this country. You seem to be implying that logic would play a role. Expl...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 25th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Who was the winemaker who did Sarah's trick on a video tasting? I can't remember if it was a Berserkers-hosted event, or Vinous, or what, but he did the combo ah-so and waiter's, and all of us who'd spent $100 on a Durand did a collective face-palm. But I do love my Durand and just try to put what I...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

There are many things I haven’t had but La Tâche is the main one I really would like to try. I've only had La Tâche once, and it was with eggs. For breakfast. I’m available for breakfast. No kidding. I was a guest at the home of an unbelievably generous host, who used to be a wine board guy way bac...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

In my original response, I took the spirit of the question to be "things I've never had that I am surprised I've never had," hence Heitz Martha's being the only thing I can think of. Since we seemed to have moved on more to "wines I'd really love to try that I've never had," my list would look somet...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Craig G wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 7:45 pm
There are many things I haven’t had but La Tâche is the main one I really would like to try.
I've only had La Tâche once, and it was with eggs. For breakfast.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Just out of curiosity, what does a bottle of Jayer run today? And can it even be found? Isn't there a complete vertical of Cros Parantoux, en magnum, on offer at the next Acker Hong Kong auction? You mentioned Gentaz, one of the few unicorns I actually used to own in (modest) quantity, before they ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1919

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

I have only used CT to track consumption since Sept. '17, so this is skewed by small sample size, and I only see how to run a report by producer, not by individual vintage or wine, but over those 617 bottles, my most common producers are: Ca' Rozzeria (17 bottles) Turley (8) Les Halos de Jupiter (7)...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Ok now for my real list, though because I haven't had many wines I'm using broad categories. I HAVE NEVER had... A corked bottle I have personally purchased A Bordeaux first growth Grand cru Burgundy A 100 point wine (by any reviewer) Dry wine older than 1971 Sweet wine older than 1976 Madeira or s...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:22 pm

I went to Brandeis. Manischewitz doesn't come in a bag.
But it probably is better on the rocks!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

M Kelly wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Mr. Stotter,

We have a lot to fix for you in STL...except #1.

MK
I'm in! [cheers.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:01 pm
I’m out...just sayin.
I guess you're not the master of your domain(e).
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

I have never had Barefoot or Yellowtail Wine served from a box Wine with an ice cube in it Hmm, unlike Buzz's list, I think I've had everything on your list. Maybe not Yellowtail, I can't remember. My SiL likes to make mimosas with Barefoot moscato and OJ, which is a perfectly passable brunch bever...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Ahhh...the old teenage drinkin game! hitsfan But lets make this PG...and about wine only! I know there are probably thousands of wines that you could say that you HAVE NEVER had...but just list a few that kind of surprises you at your stage of wine drinking...that you HAVE NEVER had? And if YOU HAV...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Yes, I just bought a few cases of wine that I will drink between the time I'm, oh maybe 78 and maybe 90, give or take.

So what?

What are you looking at?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

I buy very tiny quantities at this price point, but my thought process on Les Carmes was the exact same as you all have been discussing. I did buy some '16, but haven't tasted it so I don't have that as a data point. I had too many $90-$100 wines on my "possible" list anyway. I went for Haut-Bailly,...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
June 24th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

With today's clauses, the inability to lock in the tariff and eliminate the risk is the same, but now all the retailers' terms seem to allocate the risk to the consumer. I posted way back in this thread a comparison of a few T&C's. I bought all my futures from Millesima, who did not change their T&...

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