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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 4th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: TN: 1998 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

My 750s are all gone but my one mag is still in the cellar. Maybe 2023 to drink it at age 25... or maybe I won't be able to resist that long.

Thanks for the great note!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 3rd, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Halcon: good Blake Grey article
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Halcon: good Blake Grey article

Very cool!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 2nd, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anyone else having wine sent to work address by mistake?
Replies: 24
Views: 682

Re: anyone else having wine sent to work address by mistake?

well, I can't just go pick it up - my office is closed. I have to coordinate with our mail room and they only respond (if at all) to email, not phone. So far no response. If my mailroom has it, I'm not worried about the safety of the wine - issue is getting it into and out of my car as a bad disc i...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 2nd, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?
Replies: 72
Views: 1908

Re: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?

Add me to the list of those who don't bother with the smaller container - I recork (or use a stopper) and put it back in the cellar. Works fine for me, and we do this all the time as we generally try to limit ourselves to half a bottle a night.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 1st, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thought Experiment. Build a Collection on $100 a month
Replies: 20
Views: 1358

Re: Thought Experiment. Build a Collection on $100 a month

Part of the issue for me is the definition of “daily drinker,” which for me is $15 occasionally stretching to $20. So it’s hard for me to think of $30 as a “daily drinker.” If your “under $30” daily drinkers are mostly between $25-$30, then $40 wines may not be different enough to meet your goals, a...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 30th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1922
Views: 200765

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

$100 back on $300+ orders from Wine.com with code CM1U9HFYY8PU20 Says "today only expires midnight 11/30." These long codes with the random mix of letters and numbers seem to be single-use codes intended for the particular recipient. Not single-use per customer, but just one use altogether. So whoe...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 29th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3985
Views: 411882

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

I bit on the CdP (only 1 as I'm out of cellar space) and tried to bite on the Tuscany about 90 minutes after it hit my inbox but sold out. Passed on the others.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 29th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12024

Re: Black Friday Sales

Looks like RMN cash back at wine.com has been pulled for the moment.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 27th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle number 1?
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: Bottle number 1?

I’ve noticed low bottle numbers reserved for larger formats. Is this true in most cases? I suppose this depends at least in part on whether any large formats were bottled at all, and also on whether large formats are numbered separately. On the old Mouton labels, for example, it says that all the b...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 27th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle number 1?
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: Bottle number 1?

Someone else had a pic of one of Adam’s wines labeled as #1. He noted that there was a printing issue, so, sorry to say, you aren’t special...... grouphug It's hard to be sure when you only get one bottle... At least with the Ledy I got three and the other two had different numbers... [thumbs-up.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 27th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle number 1?
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Bottle number 1?

I just opened my six-pack from the Sabelli-Frisch Thanksgiving deal and my bottle of "Milk Fed" Marsanne is numbered 0001/1798. Either this means the number counter at Adam's label printer malfunctioned and they are all numbered 0001 or else this is the second "numbered" wine I've bought were I got ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 27th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12024

Re: Black Friday Sales

For tea drinkers, Upton is buy 3 get 1 free and Floating Leaves has most teas 25% off.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 27th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1922
Views: 200765

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

Is there some kind of secret to getting Rakuten to work with the wine.com codes? I did two or three purchases through the Rakuten link but Rakuten balance still stands at zero. Rakuten will not pay cash back on wine.com orders if you used a discount code other than the discount codes that are poste...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 26th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1922
Views: 200765

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

RMN is 20% cash back at wine.com again. It says through Monday but as we've seen before they will pull it early if they hit some quota.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 23rd, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1922
Views: 200765

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

I've mostly been hitting various vintages of Coudoulet rouge and some 2016 CCs/CCRs - Monsanto, Felsina, Il Molino de Grace, Querciabella, etc. And I think I cleaned them out of the 2014 ESJ Barsotti syrah and I grabbed a couple of Ian's P'tit Paysan wines to see what they are all about.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 22nd, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8969
Views: 1356911

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Great work, Don! Is that Rudy's fingerprint on the fake L'Eglise Clinet? I assume that somewhere in Washington, enshrined in some little folder, is a study in black and white of his fingerprints for comparison... Whatever happened to the lots discussed above in post 8909 from the Acker "Holy Grail" ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 20th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1169

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

And there has been some discussion by the outgoing administration, as I understand it, of using a "carousel" approach to spread the pain for greater impact, under which every so often, some products get off and others get on. Under this approach, the tariff might be applied to still wine under 14 (b...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 20th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1169

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

Does anyone understand why the ABV limit was put in the law? I know the whole thing doesn't make any sense, but wouldn't one think that if part of the goal was to protect domestic wines from competition it would be flipped? ie wines above a certain percentage would be taxed. I've looked for this el...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 20th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The zenith of score inflation?
Replies: 36
Views: 2553

Re: The zenith of score inflation?

I'm going to start a wine rating service. Send me two bottles of any wine you make and/or sell and I'll open one and rate it and you can publish the rating however you like to help move your product. For your trouble, I guarantee all wines will be rated at least 99 points! * All wines will be scored...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 19th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Farm Messed up and I now have a ton of Radishes
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Farm Messed up and I now have a ton of Radishes

This is completely unhelpful, but this reminded me of the kind of problem that is perfect for the fine folks at Mousebat, Follicle, Goosecreature, Ampersand, Spong, Wapcaplet, Looseliver, Vendetta & Prang. Adrian Wapcaplet in particular would be ideal.

by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 17th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?
Replies: 47
Views: 3077

Re: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?

Great report, Dave! And I'm going to repeat my prior request for those looking to do this test. Phase 1 is to do something like what Dave just described. This leads to a hypothesis that, for example, Grassl Liberté is better for both Chablis and California chardonnay and that Grassl Cru is better fo...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 13th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: UPS/FedEx
Replies: 24
Views: 1609

Re: UPS/FedEx

My recent experience is that neither has been either flawless or a sh*t show, but UPS has outperformed FedEx. Both have had issues, and both have had at least some shipments show up right on time. Neither has had any damage issues, so that's good. But re-routing and tracking and timeliness have been...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 12th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8969
Views: 1356911

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Jay, I just came here to post the same thing about FB. Seems RK and I have three mutual “friends,” some more sarcastic than others.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 12th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 367
Views: 21008

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Most of the wines I've received on my delayed orders were out of stock on the website long before they shipped to me, and for the most part they all are now in my cellar so I would not interpret "out of stock" on the website (no longer available to be sold) as being the same thing as being "out of s...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 11th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 999
Views: 59937

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

My first order from them was a pre-arrival so it hasn't shipped yet. My second order just shipped and I see it shipped from Latham, NY. I guess I was expecting CA, but NY is better for me in terms of avoiding heat. Do all their shipments originate in NY or are they one of the outfits that ships from...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 10th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3985
Views: 411882

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

I have given up on mags from them for the same reason, and on all food items except the truffle mustard I can't live without. I figured I'll just deal with the extra shipping cost. Well imagine my surprise when I received my Fall wine shipment and they had tucked my mustard in with one of the cases,...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 10th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 999
Views: 59937

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Is anyone aware of any active 100/300 links? I tried the one Mark M. posted over in the "coupon/deal" thread and get a "sorry/not eligible" message. I tried the "is offer/false" link and just get nothing, whether I try it with "limited time" wines or other wines - no discount, no message why there's...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 9th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1522
Views: 94487

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

The point we keep trying to make is that there really are two sets of tariffs here. One set is the one that gets all the general press - the wide-ranging tariffs that are part of the outgoing administration's general approach to trade and which have been imposed very much as a policy choice driven d...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 8th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1522
Views: 94487

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

My understanding is that this tariff is not part of the general pro-tariff "Trade wars are good and easy to win" philosophy of the outgoing administration. Rather, this tariff is part of an ongoing trade dispute revolving around Boeing and Airbus. I believe that the dispute predates the outgoing adm...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 8th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1922
Views: 200765

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

Thanks, all. I think I'm getting a handle on it. On the $100 credit after you spend $1000, does that happen automatically or is it one of those "offers" that one has to "activate"? If the latter, how do I do that?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 8th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1922
Views: 200765

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

So best I can tell after wading through the WA thread: 1) WA doesn't do codes, they do links. 2) Everyone loves posting their referral link, but I'm not a new customer and I already used a fellow WB's link when I made my first WA purchase (and I'm not going to set up extra "new" accounts for my wife...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 7th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1966 Château Haut-Brion (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: TN: 1966 Château Haut-Brion (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

This was the first wine I ever had that was 30 years old and too young. Birth year for both of us and bought one to open for my wife’s 30th in 1996, back when that was a much more affordable proposition. Not that it was hard and too young to enjoy, just that it was still very youthful and wasn’t clo...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 7th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1922
Views: 200765

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

Check the WineAccess thread. You can stack the AMEX 30/100 on top of WA promos like 30/100, 50/200 etc etc. Tons of deals to be had. Thanks, Peter. Just went through the last 3 or 4 pages of that thread and didn’t see any WA promos, just lots of discussion of their private label wines. Is anyone aw...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 7th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Massive Carlisle selection just hit K&L
Replies: 0
Views: 442

PSA - Massive Carlisle selection just hit K&L

Tons of different wines and vintages spanning 2011-2018. Not a fire sale by any means, but if you're a Carlisle fan looking to fill some gaps, this seems worth checking out.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 7th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2108

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

2015 Immich-Anker Enkircher Zeppwingert Riesling Sekt Brut

Popped moments after the call.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 7th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1922
Views: 200765

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

I finally just got my first Wine Access offer on Amex - $30 off of $100 or more, usable three times. And $120 gets free shipping, so it would be foolish to spend $100 but not $120. So this is really a $30 off plus free shipping deal on an order of $120 or more. I've already used the $50/$150 first t...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 6th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine seepage in transit- 1972 stag's leap- overnight priority ship
Replies: 34
Views: 1518

Re: Wine seepage in transit- 1972 stag's leap- overnight priority ship

I thought we had discussed the pressure issue before and the answer was that planes with unpressurized cargo areas aren't really a thing when it comes to FedEx/UPS/Etc in the US?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 3rd, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Geriatric Cellar Planning
Replies: 70
Views: 3806

Re: Geriatric Cellar Planning

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 3:58 pm
Anybody want to be a beneficiary in my will? Laura and I have no kids, nieces or nephews.
I'm too old so I'll have to take myself out of consideration, but I volunteer Dr. Stotter, a/k/a RieslingFan Jr.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 3rd, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11030

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Feeling optimistic and in light of the menu, decided to supplement the daily drinker Bdx (second half of last night's bottle) with my first taste of my 2019 Falkensteins - the "Onkel Peter" feinherb. Still have the bubbles chilling for later (hopefully).
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 3rd, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36673

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

The way I'm reading this: a) It's not 12-packs vs 6-packs, at least not entirely. It's not order date, and it's not shipping destination. It's ship date. They filled all the orders with Hillside until they ran out, then they started filling the rest with CC. They may have run out of 12-packs faster ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 3rd, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11030

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Are you guys really going to open 2008 Champagne and other grand wines at midnight to 3:00 am or whatever? Maybe different on the west coast, but I don't remember too many elections being decided at 8:00 pm EST. For exactly this reason, we will simply have a daily drinker with dinner, as we normall...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 3rd, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brief TN impressions--Uccelliera, Felsina, Conterno, Ridge, Pousse d'Or, Rhys
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: Brief TN impressions--Uccelliera, Felsina, Conterno, Ridge, Pousse d'Or, Rhys

Thanks for the updates, Peter! No shocker given our tastes that I have a couple of those in the cellar as well.

Cheers!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 2nd, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 367
Views: 21008

Re: wine.com delivery fail

One other comment I meant to include above - there's been chatter here or in the other thread about whether StewardShip is a boon to them (like Prime is with Amazon) or whether they are taking a bath on it. Of course, I have no idea but I do note that I'm quite surprised that their model not only do...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 2nd, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36673

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Same. She hasn't said "keep it," and hasn't said "send it back," just "I'll be in touch regarding next steps." Obviously, totally up to them if they process the refund.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 2nd, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 97
Views: 3790

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Howard Cooper wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 2:12 pm
If this is a sign-up thread, sign me up. If not, how do we sign up?
+1
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 2nd, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 367
Views: 21008

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Update on my orders - as previously mentioned, I placed several orders here and there from late may to early October and just to space deliveries out I had requested Oct. 23, Oct. 30, and Nov. 6 as the delivery date for various of them. I reported on the first tranche upthread. I'm pleased to report...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 2nd, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36673

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Mine shipped on the 27th. A case of the Central Coast just arrived. E-mail about to go out...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
November 2nd, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11030

Re: Wine for election night?

I'm thinking of something with a bit of stink on the nose, with not much taste either way on the unsatisfying palate, but a loooooooong finish.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
October 31st, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A VDLT contest prize: 2016 Christophe Pichon Côte Rôtie "Promesse"
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: A VDLT contest prize: 2016 Christophe Pichon Côte Rôtie "Promesse"

ChrisWolff wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 10:20 am
I’m a big fan of VDLT’s wines and it sounds like I need to include this in my next order. Thanks guys
Glad to hear that. I just received a bunch today that I ordered from their Loire special from last week, and need to pop one of the 2000 Jasnieres bottles as soon as it’s had some rest.

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