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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1236

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

That was fun. I was blanked on all my lowball bids, and some of my more aggressive bids (Willi especially and most disappointingly, but good for them that it went for more than I'm willing to pay), but looks like I should end up with 6 of the Clemens-Busch Kabi, 3 each of the Lauer Kabi and Fritz Sp...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1236

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

At least I'm learning some more German. For example, I now know the German words for "internet" and "YouTube," along with the phrase "No Willi for you!"
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1236

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Yow. No Willi for me...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1236

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Rob_S wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 5:34 am
Looks like I should hopefully be getting some Lauer Kabinett
Same here! No dice on my other bids so far, though. I thought I'd get some Lauer 23, but no go. And my lowball on the MaxGrun 3L was blown away... neener
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 17th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 148
Views: 5788

Re: wine.com delivery fail

cjsadler wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Holding/setting aside your bottles seemed to be how it was done in the past.
I'm glad to hear they at least seem(ed) to understand how it is supposed to work.

Hopefully I don't need to call Jerry in to give them the lecture.

by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 17th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 148
Views: 5788

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I should add that I was contacted by their CS once or maybe twice within 2-3 days after placing an order to let me know that an item I had ordered was in fact unavailable, and to work out a replacement. Always mildly disappointing of course, but rare, prompt, professional, and easy to deal with. Thi...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 17th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 148
Views: 5788

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I've also received the update on my outstanding orders that were being held for November shipment: 29 of 33 wines (68 of 74 bottles) that I ordered are no longer available. I told them to cancel anything remaining (all 6 bottles ha ha). This is truly stunning. If this is a widespread problem, and I...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 17th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Another Best Pizza List

I can't believe they left out the real Original Ray's pizza - the one on 11th. [wink.gif] Only one local place on the list (many deserving of consideration), and it's one I've been to dozens of times over the years, yet I've never had their pizza - everyone knows that the thing to get at Frank & Hel...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 15th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 59
Views: 1865

Re: Auctions

FWIW, I’ve had better luck with 1997s from Northern Rhone and Burgundy. Further to this comment, 1997 La Chapelle isn't one of the all-time great La Chapelles, but it's an excellent wine and was delicious when I opened a bottle a couple of years ago. I would certainly include it in any 1997 anniver...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 14th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 12896

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Andrew K. wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Trying to explain to my wife why I want to be up at 6am to watch the livecast of the VDP Grosser auction was fun :P
Ooof I missed that. And I have to tune in early because Muller is near the top. :(
Luckily it's 7am for you.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 11th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22033

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

KyleC wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 3:51 pm
So cool Carole Meredith is on WB dropping knowledge! [worship.gif]
I agree completely!

And it's consistent with our motto around here:

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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 11th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Books on N. Rhone?
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: Books on N. Rhone?

What a great resource this site is for publishing "archaeology" - better than Amazon, that's for sure! OK, so three editions of "The Wines of the Rhône" (1978, 1983, 1992) and one edition of "The Wines of the Northern Rhône" (2005) are now accounted for. If anyone has info on any others, please let ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 11th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 148
Views: 5788

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Thanks for the tip on the dupe charges - a bunch hit my card this morning, but all showing as "auth-pending." Crazy.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 11th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Books on N. Rhone?
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: Books on N. Rhone?

Thanks, Arv. So "Wines of the Rhône" has two editions and "Wines of the Northern Rhône" just the one. I wasn't aware of the second edition of the former. Thanks for clarifying. On the one hand, I'm glad I hadn't missed something, on the other I wish there were a more recent edition to miss. It's a g...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 10th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 148
Views: 5788

Re: wine.com delivery fail

See the last week or so of posts in the "best coupons/deals" thread. Apparently they are in the midst of a botched software upgrade that is causing any number of delayed shipments to go out in the midst of the current heat, though you appear to be the first person reporting a box arriving while the ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 10th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Corked food
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Corked food

No, but I keep a variety of wood chips on hand to use with different meats on the grill, and the mesquite chips always give off a corked odor. It doesn't seem to carry through to the smoke or the meat, but when I smell just the chips, I don't even want to bring them into the same room where I have a...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 10th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Books on N. Rhone?
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: Books on N. Rhone?

These are a couple I've read. I've also read the (better) 2nd edition of Lermouth's NoRho book. The newest 3rd edition is still available on Amazon (I have not read that yet) I wanted to follow up here, because either this is incorrect or I'm missing something. From what I know, JLL wrote a book ca...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 9th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1542
Views: 147724

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

Rob - you checked your Domaine account or your wine.com account? I have checked my wine.com account and it still shows all my orders as placed but not yet shipped. Daniel - I do normally get FedEx alerts for wine.com shipments but was wondering if they weren’t going out in these cases since it all s...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 9th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1542
Views: 147724

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

Those of you getting premature shipments from wine.com, are you getting shipping notices or other indications at the time of shipment, or at lest before delivery? Or are the boxes just showing up? I have several orders set for October and November and I’m crossing my fingers that none of them showin...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 9th, 2020, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Versatile Riesling
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Versatile Riesling

This is where I hit the “like/I agree” button. [cheers.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 4th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3856
Views: 388971

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

Also what kind of English is this? "ALL HAVE (NOT) ARRIVED and (will not do so) shortly" I have been judiciously buying Garagiste offers for several years, but this line is a major pet peeve of mine. I have no idea what he is talking about, and it is in every email. Is it there, or not? If not, whe...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 4th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 4:48 pm

"I like Chave."
Was I too obvious? [rofl.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 4th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Expanding on changing tastes, that has also played a role in my cellar. Initially, my cellar was almost all Napa cab because, as everyone knew, Napa cab and Bordeaux were the only wines worth pursuing, and Bordeaux was in the midst of a string of mediocre vintages, remedied when the ‘95s were releas...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 4th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Likewise I've seen far more producers "rotate off" due to price than stay on the list. Even within producers, where Ridge Geyserville has stayed on, but Montebello has rotated off. Beaucastel, Felsina Rancia, Ridge Geyserville, Leoville Barton. That's about it for producers/wines I was buying 20+ ye...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 3rd, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7820

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Just bought some 2019, and was amazed at the restraint on prices. All Auslese in the high fifties, the gold caps were just north of a hundred. And the wines are always excellent, often sublime. Trying to think of another estate at the top of their peer group that is as well priced. The only other o...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 3rd, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Alain Voge
Replies: 1
Views: 382

RIP Alain Voge

RIP to a true gentleman of Cornas. A friend and I visited the winery in 2006, when we were in the area to ride l’Étape du Tour. Albéric Mazoyer gave us a tour of both the vineyards and the cellar and of course a tasting, but M. Voge also came out to greet us and chat for a bit. As we were preparing ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 31st, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10439

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

No CT integration Mywines will be along any day now. What is "Mywines"??? The often promised but never delivered eBob alternative to CT. One of the publicly cited reasons they never agreed to CT integration was their own “almost there” competing product. As relevant these days as MySpace, except th...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 28th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2628

Re: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine

Nothing worse than living next to home brew guy, (who only drinks his own) I hadn’t considered basement wine guy could be worse actually. We sold our first house to home brew guy. He was very excited that it had an actively cooled wine cellar (room/closet) in the basement - "Now I can finally try m...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 28th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1542
Views: 147724

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

I must be doing something wrong. I opened an Amex Blue Cash Preferred, and my wife opened a Hilton Honors Amex, and after a month - still no WineAccess offer. I've had Wine Country Gift Baskets, Benchmark, and now Stags' Leap Winery, but bupkis for Wine Access.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 27th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 105
Views: 4760

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

A few excellent bottles, but the one that stands out so far is 1991 Mount Eden "Old Vine Reserve" cabernet.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 21st, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3292

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Maybe those of us who were drinking age back when normal winos could still scrimp and save for a bottle or three of First Growths, Chave, Rayas, Monfortino, Rousseau, etc. every now and again should print up our own version of the music t-shirts:

I may be old, but I got to drink all the best wines...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 21st, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3292

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

LOL, exactly. Maybe we should start a feature where all threads disappear within an hour of starting them. Or where all posts have to be in the form of videos with a three-minute time limit. When FB went public, I bought into the notion that the teens had already moved on and “only the old folks use...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 21st, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3292

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

c fu wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 3:15 pm

I have never been to a lunch with 10 bottles of DRC. That is excessible ballaness
Now, breakfast on the other hand...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 21st, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3292

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

I voted no on both. It would like "agree/disagree" on posts though. Might save all the +1 posts. I don't really get the need to like or need to be liked for a specific post. Also, the simpler you make it the less it really means. I agree with Siun's comments above. The changes would likely alter th...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 19th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1991 Mt. Eden Cabernet Old Vine Reserve Report
Replies: 0
Views: 240

1991 Mt. Eden Cabernet Old Vine Reserve Report

84A046D4-507E-4E99-8E59-E98F9F29BB7F.jpeg Last night we opened the 1990 Felsina Rancia - a bottle that has probably been in our cellar for as long as anything else in there. With our daughter visiting and my wife being one of the most wonderful women alive, we decided to extend her birthday celebra...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 19th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Felsina CCR Rancia report
Replies: 11
Views: 607

1990 Felsina CCR Rancia report

I buy Rancia in most vintages, and generally drink it 15-20 years after the vintage. But I decided to save my last bottle of the 1990 to see how the wine would show as a 30-year-old. (As an aside, this has to have been one of the bottles I've had in my cellar the longest as I know I bought this on r...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 17th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1542
Views: 147724

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

It looks like wineaccess has Ridge Lytton Springs available for 40 per bottle right now. I know that Ridge popped up for some folks on the west coast last week, but this is the first I've seen it in the midwest. Stacking with the Amex offers or first order offers, one can get this down to 5 bottles...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 17th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1542
Views: 147724

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

You get to pick your delivery date on wine.com. If you pick one that is in summer and it ends up being hot, it’s your fault. Plenty of people who buy wine (especially off wine.com) are not thinking about shipping temps and just want their wine as soon as possible. I have seen wine.com enact a "weat...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 15th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?
Replies: 98
Views: 5623

Re: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?

You're going to drive me to drinkin' if you don't stop Lincoln (so many threads together).

We don't want to get too gar afield.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 15th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1542
Views: 147724

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

I know this was brought up earlier, but I can't remember if there was an answer, or if so what it was. I have to assume that wine.com's Napa (or Bay area?) warehouse is appropriately cooled to protect all that valuable inventory. But in light of the crazy heat wave and rolling power blackouts I'm re...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 15th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?
Replies: 98
Views: 5623

Re: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?

Be prepared for a Polk in the kisser. Well, to do that you’d have to ford the river, then take a carter to my place and then you’d still have to get past Ken n Edy! That would take a lot of will, son. I like that you keep throwing puns out there, Anton, but with the gems I-sent-how-are you going to...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 15th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?
Replies: 98
Views: 5623

Re: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?

I would tell that owner, “You don’t know Jack, son.” Be prepared for a Polk in the kisser. Well, to do that you’d have to ford the river, then take a carter to my place and then you’d still have to get past Ken n Edy! That would take a lot of will, son. Some of these are getting a little hairy, son...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 15th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3856
Views: 388971

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

The wines were indeed the 2016 Fontalloro, Maestro Raro, and Rancia, so if I were putting money on this I'd say it's the 2017 this time around. Either way, I haven't been disappointed with the Italian mysteries from Jon (the California/Oregon Pinot Noirs are a different story, but I digress.....) B...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 15th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3856
Views: 388971

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

'17 Rancia has just been released, if that's one of them. Like Peter, I have no memory of this being an "annual" offer, at least in this format. He certainly offers Felsina wines quite frequently, and often as mysteries. I'm going to resist on this offer, though. I'll be curious to see what it was.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 15th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?
Replies: 98
Views: 5623

Re: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?

Todd can delete this, but I’m laughing at the idea that we’re seriously worried that our worst ethics problems are that a Vice President might have an assistant pick up wine for her [wow.gif] What if the aide was also a wine club member, picking up his or her own allocation, and just offered to pic...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 15th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 59
Views: 4480

Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

Earning some geek cred there, for sure. But prices are bad enough when all we have to compete with is Alf money and Fu money. When we have to compete with NBA money even on the obscure geeky stuff, watch out...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 14th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?
Replies: 98
Views: 5623

Re: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?

California oak?

I hope that is a misquote of the wine bar owner.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 14th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?
Replies: 98
Views: 5623

Re: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?

Alan Rath wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Heck with who picks up wine. If I’m VP, I’m getting myself on the direct list for Coche, Roumier, Chave and Allemand [wow.gif]
Sorry, you CANNOT issue an executive order placing yourself on the Wilson-Daniels private client list for DRC! Kennedy v. DeVillaine, US Supreme Court, 1962.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 14th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?
Replies: 98
Views: 5623

Re: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?

Can't have a gov't ee pick personal things up for you. That's a no-no Would that apply even to someone who is subject to Secret Service protection? Seems like it would cost the taxpayers less to have an aide pick up her wine than require her to do it herself, which means we have to pay for the armo...

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