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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
March 4th, 2021, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst Critic (not named Parker)?
Replies: 222
Views: 17751

Re: Worst Critic (not named Parker)?

It seems to me that there is an inherent conflict of interest in what I consider to be the "standard" model of wine reviews where the reviewer is sent free samples and/or invited to invitation-only tastings, either at the property or at larger events like trade-only en primeur tastings. It...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
March 4th, 2021, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4160
Views: 443487

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

Tom W wrote: March 4th, 2021, 11:33 am
D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: March 4th, 2021, 10:39 am Today’s mystery BdM is...?
Don't know but the "no sweets" thing along with "intense" points to modern / barrique new wood.
And then the offer was pulled. Oops! [blush.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
March 4th, 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4160
Views: 443487

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

Today’s mystery BdM is...?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
March 3rd, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

Ben, I agree with Joel that the first step is to wait a week or so after the order ships. If it still hasn't showed up as pending by then AND if it's been 45 days since you placed the original order, then you open a case as follows - (this is on a desktop, not sure if it varies on a mobile device) G...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
March 3rd, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

recently retailmenot can't auto track my orders from wine.com, hope they will honor the 20% cash back when i contact them(ordered with gift card). Did you delay the shipping? I've never had an issue with auto-tracking when I used a gift card and shipped right away. When I delayed shipping, sometime...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
March 3rd, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

I got the $10 off $50, but given my $50 off $150, would have rather gotten the other one. Anyone successfully do split tender (i.e. use two credit cards) with wine.com on a single order? Buy gift cards to trigger the Amex offer, up to two gift cards and one credit card can be used on a single wine....
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
March 3rd, 2021, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

What are the latest codes they've put on the postcards included in shipments? There is usually one for 10% and one for slightly more than that on a larger order. I have a couple, but they expired 1/31 and I didn't ship any orders during the vortex. A few lesser ones from the RMN and Rakuten sites, ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
March 3rd, 2021, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

What are the latest codes they've put on the postcards included in shipments? There is usually one for 10% and one for slightly more than that on a larger order. I have a couple, but they expired 1/31 and I didn't ship any orders during the vortex. A few lesser ones from the RMN and Rakuten sites, w...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
March 1st, 2021, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

I got the $10 off $50, but given my $50 off $150, would have rather gotten the other one. Anyone successfully do split tender (i.e. use two credit cards) with wine.com on a single order? You can also buy gift cards on Raise. That purchase won't trigger the Amex offer, but you get the Raise discount...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
March 1st, 2021, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 592
Views: 38578

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Any thoughts on why these seem better than privetly stored bottles? If I had bought on release and kept unmoved in my 56 degree cellar would I expect the same wine? My 1992 Sangiacomo merlot did not come from the Library Sale, though I posted it here due rather than starting a new thread, it came f...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 28th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 592
Views: 38578

Re: Ravenswood library offer

1992 Sangiacomo Merlot is showing beautifully tonight. Yes it’s higher acid and not so robust in texture as is the norm these days, but it has a level of grace I rarely find with this grape. Pipe tobacco and rare meat combine with a soy-like umami and dusty red fruit. Tannins are resolved, and the ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 27th, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1988 Marius Gentaz-Dervieux, Cote Rotie
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: 1988 Marius Gentaz-Dervieux, Cote Rotie

A little historical reference from the "Good Ole Days of Winebid" thread -

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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 26th, 2021, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

Jon R wrote: February 26th, 2021, 2:25 pm Does anyone have a Vinfolio code that works at the moment (referral ok too). The ones I’ve been able to find have all expired
Turns out the link wasn't working because they've discontinued their referral code program.... [cry.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 26th, 2021, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

Does anyone have a Vinfolio code that works at the moment (referral ok too). The ones I’ve been able to find have all expired I'd get you a referral code, but their website is freezing on that page, instead of generating them. I sent them an e-mail... I believe it gives a 10% code for you, and then...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 26th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying new things. Looking for recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Re: Trying new things. Looking for recommendations

2016 Chianti Riservas are good to try before everyone finishes rotating to the 2017s - You can't go wrong with any of these from the Selvapiana on down - https://www.klwines.com/Products?&filters=&limit=50&offset=0&orderBy=60%20asc,10%20asc&searchText=2016%20chianti 2019 Kabinett...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 25th, 2021, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2572

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

If I'd have known then what I know now...

Only a few I can brag about (prices before commission and shipping) -

2003:
2000 L'Aiguiliere Doree and Rousse - $30 each (not a screaming bargain, but since they were no longer being imported...)
2004:
1988 Vieux Telegraphe $45
2005:
1988 Gentaz $95
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 24th, 2021, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9141

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

1990 Monsanto "Il Poggio" - $75 - K&L
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 24th, 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Albert Pujols Retiring after 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 561

Re: Albert Pujols Retiring after 2021

Mike Cohen wrote: February 24th, 2021, 8:56 am Dave stole him out from under the rest of the league and held onto him (keeper league) for a decade+
He is certainly the all-time MVP in the history of the VinRougeBirds! champagne.gif
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 24th, 2021, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

I don't have a complete record, but I can see that last year RMN had 20% for at least a couple of days at least 6 times - in late May, mid-June, late July, mid-October, late November, and early December. This year so far, just the once, last week.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 24th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7117
Views: 649646

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I like this quote: Fox said that he planned to take courses in prison and get a degree in computer science. When he is released, he said he hoped to start a company and “become a billionaire.” Just update this clip by changing "$100,000" to "$1 billion".... https://youtu.be/ULLp...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 23rd, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Albert Pujols Retiring after 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 561

Re: Albert Pujols Retiring after 2021

I just found this page which looks like it hasn't been updated since 2010, but at least as of then (which was the end of Albert's 10th season) here are the all-time MLB records in several categories, for a player's first 10 MLB seasons: HR - Pujols 408, Eddie Mathews 370, Kiner 369 Doubles - Pujols ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 22nd, 2021, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Albert Pujols Retiring after 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 561

Re: Albert Pujols Retiring after 2021

Those 11 seasons he had here stack up well with any 11 seasons anyone has ever had, especially anyone's first 11 seasons. It was a remarkable time to be a Cardinals fan.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 21st, 2021, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Paloma Merlot, 2003 Karl Lawrence
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: 2001 Paloma Merlot, 2003 Karl Lawrence

I quite liked the 01 Paloma....but had it much younger...prob at age 10? Whatever happened to them? They used to be quite the internet wine board darling? They're still out there, doing what they do. I visited with Sheldon a couple of years ago. He's taken over the operation and his two sons are no...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 21st, 2021, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with Raclette?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: What to pair with Raclette?

Thanks for all the tips. Turns out the 2017 Cruet I thought I had handy was buried further in my pile of boxes than I thought, but I had a bottle of the L’Idylle’s 2018 Cruet VV within reach, so we went with that, and it was a most excellent pairing. Thanks again!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 20th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"
Replies: 57
Views: 2577

Re: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"

Today's offering of miscellaneous food items from Garagiste included Campanian lemon powder. Coincidence?


I think not...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 20th, 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4160
Views: 443487

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

Cgomezmoreno wrote: February 20th, 2021, 12:13 pm
I’ve had 3 mags held for a few cycles now, no questions asked. [thumbs-up.gif]
Very cool. Maybe enough people complained that they've adjusted their policy?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 20th, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with Raclette?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

What to pair with Raclette?

The local shop* lets you borrow the heating device when you buy Raclette, so we're going to try it for the first time tonight, before the snow melts. I have no Swiss wine, but have some nearby mountain whites. Which of these three would you suggest as a pairing? 2014 Domaine Courbet CdJura Chardonna...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 20th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 107
Views: 4425

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

Great post and glad to hear it. I've never had an issue getting a bottle replaced due to cork taint or premox when it's been recently purchased at a reputable retailer. I think the gray area is what about 10 years later you've been aging this wine and it's tainted, what are they apt to do about it ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 20th, 2021, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4160
Views: 443487

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

If you're buying mags hold until you have 6 - the box size they ship in. I stopped buying mags from Garagiste because of this and because, unless they’ve changed their policy, they won’t hold mags over to the next shipping season so that you can accumulate 6, like they do with 750s. If you get in t...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 20th, 2021, 7:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"
Replies: 57
Views: 2577

Re: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"

We enjoyed it as well, though it bugged me that with everything on Campanian tomatoes, mozzarella, and lemons, there was no mention of Campanian wines. If no time for a filmed visit over the hills to Taurasi, how about at least popping a bottle with your pizza and giving it a brief mention? Looking ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 20th, 2021, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3360

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

You might want to avoid the “BidAgainstHack” Reddit forum, then. Or infiltrate it.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 19th, 2021, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1631
Views: 107331

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

Tom G l a s g o w wrote: February 19th, 2021, 7:52 pm Any news on appointments?
Confirmation hearing for Tai set for Feb. 25, I believe.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 19th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1631
Views: 107331

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

There has been lip service on both sides of the Atlantic about resolving the overall dispute. As such, my prediction is that the President will NOT just drop the tariffs as asked for in the Senators’ letter, but that, once Tai is confirmed, the administration will put serious effort into negotiation...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 19th, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

Question for those who use the Amex offers - they all say "once per cardholder." I interpret that to mean that if I get the same offer on my Blue Cash Amex and my Hilton Amex, I can use it on one or the other, but not both. In fact, I think if I "activate" the offer on one it the...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 19th, 2021, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1631
Views: 107331

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

Letter from seven US Senators to the President asking him to eliminate the food & wine tariffs as a form of pandemic relief. Not sure how much it will help, but seems to me it can't hurt: https://www.collins.senate.gov/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Letter%20to%20POTUS%20re%20Sec%20301%20EU%20Tarif...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 19th, 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: 36+ hours with no heat or electricity....
Replies: 308
Views: 4976

Re: 36+ hours with no heat or electricity....

State leaders who fled to Mexico should have gone only to El Paso, for relief from utility failure. Then, travel criticism would not even exist. I get the joke but if you've ever spent time in El Paso you'd know that no one would travel there for fun, even to avoid freezing temperatures... I was ou...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 18th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1296
Views: 114189

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

One little bonus that may be of use to some people - some airlines give you bonus miles if you click through their portal when you purchase. Southwest is giving you 3 miles for every $1 you spend: https://rapidrewardsshopping.southwest.com/me____.htm?keywords=Wine%20Access&gmid=5508 United is g...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 18th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9141

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

K&L just posted a few Wind Gap and Agharta wines at nice markdowns from "standard" pricing, plus the 2015 Qupé "Sawyer-Lindquist" Marsanne at $20 (citing $28 as regular price). They also posted the 2018 Theopolis Petite for about the same price as the BD price. Also a bunch o...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 18th, 2021, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today is National Drink Wine Day
Replies: 19
Views: 812

Re: Today is National Drink Wine Day

Why is this night different from all other nights?

Oh wait, it's not...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 17th, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Mount Etna Still Active
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Mount Etna Still Active

Anton D wrote: February 17th, 2021, 11:35 am The volcano god is pleased today, for some reason.
Perhaps someone is clearing out some room down below. Maybe expecting an above-average-sized new resident?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 17th, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Where is Neal Mollen?
Replies: 346
Views: 10128

Re: Where is Neal Mollen?

Bdklein wrote: February 17th, 2021, 9:46 am
Anton D wrote: February 17th, 2021, 8:33 am
Todd F r e n c h wrote: February 17th, 2021, 8:19 am His account has been activated again - unreal that this is 6 pages! That's one popular dude!
Who?
When ?
Third Base!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 15th, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

Ahh got it, thanks for letting me know before I attempted it. The portals can be very finicky. Even using one of the other "coupon finder" plug-ins (like Honey), for example, will "deactivate" the cash back portal. I assume this has something to do with how the merchant website ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 15th, 2021, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

Has anyone successfully double-dipped a Rakuten and RMN cashback offer on the same purchase? I don't believe this is possible. It's certainly against the rules in any event. "Activating" or clicking through one portal will "deactivate" the other. RMN allows and even actively enc...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 15th, 2021, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

It's a crappy code as wine.com goes, but if like me you're out of the good ones and want to take advantage of the RMN 20%, it still allows you to beat market on those wines where their starting price isn't too bad. RMN30WINE is $30 off of $250. When completely stacked (Rakuten 1% cash back on Raise...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 14th, 2021, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

Still looking, by the way, for any codes for First Bottle Wines (other than referral codes, too late for that for me). Would be great to have 10 or 15% off to stack with the Amex offer before it expires, and while I wait for Amex to get around to me for a wine.com or Wine Access offer.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
February 14th, 2021, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2810
Views: 337598

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

It's a crappy code as wine.com goes, but if like me you're out of the good ones and want to take advantage of the RMN 20%, it still allows you to beat market on those wines where their starting price isn't too bad. RMN30WINE is $30 off of $250. When completely stacked (Rakuten 1% cash back on Raise ...

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