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by JulianD
January 16th, 2022, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 bordeaux
Replies: 53
Views: 2914

Re: 2019 bordeaux

Paul @bbott wrote: January 15th, 2022, 10:30 am I bought 4 dozen Jeff, some of which have mysteriously jumped in alcohol content between samples and bottles. The blends must therefore be different, hence the interest in the final result.
Wonder if this has to do with the US wine tariffs that were dependent on alcohol content?
by JulianD
January 15th, 2022, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 bordeaux
Replies: 53
Views: 2914

Re: 2019 bordeaux

For those who are interested: wine.com has the Montrose for $137/bottle, and if you have a platinum (or gold?) Amex card you probably have a $30 off $100 purchase deal available. $107/bottle looks to be a pretty good price for the wine. I was tempted, but the 2000 Montrose still isn't close to bein...
by JulianD
January 13th, 2022, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5262
Views: 652760

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

Getting a weird error on WDC when trying to use 'Ship2022' - says 'This promotion code can only be used by customers enrolling in the StewardShip program'... but I am a member. Chat rep told me that it can only be used for first time StewardShip members, which doesn't make sense as the coupon was ap...
by JulianD
January 12th, 2022, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Bordeaux
Replies: 1330
Views: 94352

Re: 2020 Bordeaux

Any thoughts here now that we have another few months in the books? I’d like to pick up 3-6 of a couple different Bordeaux for my son’s birth year. Probably in the $75-150 zone +/-. Better to buy EP now or just wait? Also any specific recs? Tried to review this thread but it’s nearly 1300 posts at ...
by JulianD
January 8th, 2022, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.
Replies: 322
Views: 17835

Re: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.

As I understand, Jeb didn't name any names, so it seems he tasted barrel samples and said people need to be careful. Respectfully, I don't think that's news nor does it qualify as hard-hitting at this point. Antonio opted to not taste them. Not sure I see a major differences. -Al Antonio said “ I t...
by JulianD
January 6th, 2022, 8:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 13 (Jan 27, 2022) - 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 13 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 78
Views: 7196

Re: BerserkerDay 13 Master Thread/FAQ

Here’s the more concise version: 1. Look at the previews and formulate a strategy. 2. On January 27, stick to your strategy for 30-60 minutes. 3. Discard the strategy and purchase with rabid, unrestrained exuberance. 4. Apologize to spouse/significant other after the fact. https://gfycat.com/ifr/Gr...
by JulianD
January 6th, 2022, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5262
Views: 652760

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

YLee wrote: January 6th, 2022, 1:07 pm I got another 50 off 150. Check your emails.
It says "We miss you. Come back!"
Strangely, as I mentioned before I buy from wdc quite frequently.
How do you keep getting these? I've never gotten any
by JulianD
December 25th, 2021, 2:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?
Replies: 55
Views: 4746

Re: What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?

newhere Limavady will be released in a few select markets shortly.....it was a defunct distillery that closed in 1915 and always Darryl Mcnally's dream to revitalize it. From the pre-release sample I tried it is one of the best on the market....being single malt and single barrel. Has a richness an...
by JulianD
December 22nd, 2021, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5262
Views: 652760

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

Wish WDC would restock spirits more regularly. (Semi relatedly - I've also seen more price increases on spirits than on wine)
by JulianD
December 15th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 157
Views: 20242

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Anyone try the 1989 Villa Zarri that K&L has?
by JulianD
December 13th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5262
Views: 652760

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

FWIW, I had the 50foryou promo code applied to my cart from a few days ago but never pulled the trigger. Code was supposed to expire yesterday, but still showed up in my cart and still went through. Combined with the Rakuten 10%, it ended up being another great value for 2x 2016 Domaine de Chevalie...
by JulianD
December 11th, 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did WineBid Just Change Its Storage Policy?
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Did WineBid Just Change Its Storage Policy?

I purchased a bottle in last November's auction, my only bottle in storage, and just received a notice that storage charges would start on January 1, 2022. I thought that they provided six months grace period. Did I miss the change? I think it's when they changed their storage company. Now you only...
by JulianD
December 6th, 2021, 1:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4401
Views: 272107

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mike Maguire wrote: November 20th, 2021, 6:32 am 2022 will be the last year for Stagg Jr.It will simply be Stagg after that. No George T BTAC this year either [wow.gif]
Great, Stagg (jr) will be even harder to get
by JulianD
December 6th, 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5262
Views: 652760

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

Had been using Springbank 10 for $99 on my '$50 off $200' coupons...sounds unsexy, but springbank is hard as hell to find recently, and when I can it's always for $90+, so getting it for ~$75 after discount is solid
by JulianD
December 5th, 2021, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many different wines do you taste each year?
Replies: 39
Views: 1531

Re: How many different wines do you taste each year?

Here to bring down the average - maybe 50 unique bottlings (not counting vintage differential)
by JulianD
December 3rd, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck Top 100
Replies: 51
Views: 4842

Re: Jeb Dunnuck Top 100

What do they use for prices on these? He's showing DDC at $120, but I can find it multiple places (WineExchange, K&L, Wine.com, HiTime) for $89
by JulianD
December 1st, 2021, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5262
Views: 652760

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

Looks like all the $20 off $50s died
by JulianD
November 28th, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 Years Under Diam
Replies: 130
Views: 6206

Re: 10 Years Under Diam

Does this mean we’d have to wait longer for wines to be ‘ready’?
by JulianD
November 21st, 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA’s 2010 Bordeaux Retrospective
Replies: 24
Views: 1939

Re: WA’s 2010 Bordeaux Retrospective

crickey wrote: November 21st, 2021, 10:46 am Tasting kit with small bottles. $260/$295 (member/non-member).
Six 1.75oz pours for $260 seems …steep.
by JulianD
November 19th, 2021, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5262
Views: 652760

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

Ben M a n d l e r wrote: November 15th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Max S. wrote: November 15th, 2021, 11:58 am FYI all the Black Friday codes are requiring a $300 purchase for me.
I just used blackfriday50 on a $200 purchase last night.
Did this expire?
by JulianD
November 12th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2019 / UGCB Zurich / 47 wines tasted
Replies: 14
Views: 2213

Re: Bordeaux 2019 / UGCB Zurich / 47 wines tasted

Great notes Jürgen! Thank you for driving us there and back. I agree so much regarding both the Comtesse in Pauillac and Canon in Saint Emilion: my overall faves of the tasting, a very close behind Clos Fourtet, and we agree on many other wines, such as Clinet in Pomerol, Grand Mayne in Saint Emili...
by JulianD
November 6th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage fee waiver?
Replies: 107
Views: 4046

Re: Corkage fee waiver?

Jonathan Jetter wrote: November 6th, 2021, 8:39 pm
Tom G l a s g o w wrote: November 6th, 2021, 6:20 pm
doug johnson wrote: November 6th, 2021, 6:17 pm

Curious why you think it is common courtesy. It seems to me much more of an exceptional gesture than politeness.
Dan is ITB, different set of expectations/norms.
FWIW, I am not ITB, but I still think of it as common courtesy.
Why?
by JulianD
November 4th, 2021, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5262
Views: 652760

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

Carter Pelham wrote: November 4th, 2021, 7:34 pm Since we are on a WDC kick, just paired Amex offer, octwine50 coupon with 05 montrose and a $20 filler. (Ultreia). Not bad
Dang, I haven't seen an Amex WDC offer for over a year.
by JulianD
November 4th, 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Dicostanzo
Replies: 20
Views: 1331

Re: 2019 Dicostanzo

We had the pleasure of tasting some of the 2019 Dicostanzo wines last month with Erin in Saint Helana. The wines where great and our hostess amazing, we really had a great time. The wines: 2019 Di Co The most approachable of the 3 wines, as you would expect. Really drinking well lots of dark fruits...
by JulianD
October 21st, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5262
Views: 652760

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

MattG wrote: October 21st, 2021, 7:48 am The code is active for me, but doesn’t work because I used it previously. People saying it doesn’t work: are you getting the “according to our records…” error? Or the “do not recognize” error?
I’m showing as not eligible - but I don’t recall using this particular coupon
by JulianD
October 20th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 152
Views: 10005

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

more useful that he's had the wine like 20 times. clearly he likes it.
by JulianD
October 19th, 2021, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5262
Views: 652760

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

STOCKUP50 $50 off $200 NPCC50 $50 off $200 The last time I tried to use both of these it told me I didn't have enough in my cart. Even tried putting $500 in to see what would happen and no luck 🤔 EDIT: Mix 6 has become mix 12. WDC must be struggling... Check if your items are ending in .97, those d...
by JulianD
October 18th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under the Wire - New sparkling wine from Morgan & Chris
Replies: 258
Views: 17074

Re: Under the Wire - New sparkling wine from Morgan & Chris

Have there been significant improvements from vintage to vintage? (I’ve only tried the recent stuff, so no comparison points) What did you think of it? I had the '16 Alder Springs at the tasting room (I think the one on the current release) and loved it, but I am by no means an expert on sparklers.
by JulianD
October 18th, 2021, 3:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under the Wire - New sparkling wine from Morgan & Chris
Replies: 258
Views: 17074

Re: Under the Wire - New sparkling wine from Morgan & Chris

Have their been significant improvements from vintage to vintage? (I’ve only tried the recent stuff, so no comparison points)
by JulianD
October 14th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Surprise at the response of latest Rhys offer
Replies: 135
Views: 7914

Re: Surprise at the response of latest Rhys offer

Again, they were required to remediate. Are they supposed to be permanently shunned? Do you shun all businesses that have ever had environmental issues? How about employment issues? Tax problems? Ah, nothing like a whataboutism argument Nothing like not answering the question. Are they supposed to ...
by JulianD
October 14th, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Surprise at the response of latest Rhys offer
Replies: 135
Views: 7914

Re: Surprise at the response of latest Rhys offer

What Rhys did, while disappointing, was the equivalent of a gnat’s spittle to what is done to the planet on a daily basis. It made good copy, and got some environmental defense lawyers good resume padding, but it was a fart in a windstorm overall. So that makes it OK? And those who choose to vote w...
by JulianD
October 4th, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you feeling it, yet? - Freight Industry Fiasco
Replies: 197
Views: 10139

Re: Are you feeling it, yet? - Freight Industry Fiasco

I am now scrambling to find glass to bottle my wines - in February! My usual supplier has already told me that they will not be able to accomodate me - and that the next bottling that they will be able to won't be until perhaps June. The good thing - found another supplier who I THINK will be able ...
by JulianD
October 4th, 2021, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shut out of the market: but Trapet pricing is about right.
Replies: 20
Views: 1592

Re: Shut out of the market: but Trapet pricing is about right.

I'm not clear how Mark's OP will not be considered a rant on pricing. [wow.gif] If everyone pegs their prices to the prices of the 0.01% trophy bottles (e.g. Rousseau) that command extraordinary premiums, then great wine (or at least great Burgundy) will be inaccessible to most wine lovers. Mark is...
by JulianD
October 1st, 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 318
Views: 47931

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Took blanton's off the 'wish list' and was the first time I didn't win anything. (had blantons 4x in a row and didn't need anymore)
by JulianD
September 29th, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New York Wine Experience Grand Tasting $500 - Shocking!
Replies: 20
Views: 1621

Re: New York Wine Experience Grand Tasting $500 - Shocking!

How much is it usually?
by JulianD
September 20th, 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Extradimensional Wine Co.
Replies: 227
Views: 14122

Re: Extradimensional Wine Co.

Amazon charges $120 a year for Prime service. Costco charges $60 a year to shop there. Both include perks like Prime Video or free food samples. Millions of people don't mind paying those annual dues just to play. Extradimensional has perks like free shipping, merch and tastings. These are… totally...
by JulianD
September 17th, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Di Co Live
Replies: 30
Views: 2603

Re: 2019 Di Co Live

For the next release (Winter) can someone describe the differences/characteristics between Farella/Montecillo/Caldwell?
by JulianD
September 9th, 2021, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s with absurd markups at restaurants?!
Replies: 370
Views: 13836

Re: What’s with absurd markups at restaurants?!

If you have to live your life questioning a businesses mark-ups, life becomes stressful. Do I get the globe replaced in my cars headlight that costs the mechanic $6 and he’s charging $50, or should I drive around with less illumination? What about that doctor that’s ripping me off by charging the e...
by JulianD
September 8th, 2021, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s with absurd markups at restaurants?!
Replies: 370
Views: 13836

Re: What’s with absurd markups at restaurants?!

Mel Knox wrote: September 7th, 2021, 10:15 pm The pandemic has screwed the restaurants but when you see wines at three times retail the impulse to give them biz fades away.
+1

Just drink water and have the wine when you get home. It’s clear they aren’t that interested in you buying their wine.
by JulianD
September 7th, 2021, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s with absurd markups at restaurants?!
Replies: 370
Views: 13836

Re: What’s with absurd markups at restaurants?!

Kent Comley wrote: September 7th, 2021, 6:13 pm You can buy a pork chop for $5 so why pay the ridiculous mark up of 10 x at a restaurant?
Is someone else going to cook it for me at the grocery store too? Season it? Include sides?

C’mon… this is an absurd argument.
by JulianD
September 6th, 2021, 9:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What's Your Favorite Widely Available Bourbon / Rye?
Replies: 52
Views: 4906

Re: What's Your Favorite Widely Available Bourbon / Rye?

NealW wrote: September 5th, 2021, 4:08 pm Elijah Craig Barrell Proof is the correct answer but i'll also accept OF 1920

Cheaper than that, WT 101 or Russells single barrel
Cheaper than Russells Single Barrell? Do you mean the store picks or the normal Single Barrell?
by JulianD
September 5th, 2021, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tracking the Decline of WineBid 2015-2021
Replies: 231
Views: 11436

Re: Tracking the Decline of WineBid 2015-2021

What's the issue?
by JulianD
September 1st, 2021, 2:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mezcal advice?
Replies: 78
Views: 7829

Re: Mezcal advice?

5 Sentidos, Rezpiral - both are committed to paying more to local mezcaleros and Rezpiral gives back 10% of its profits each year to the mezcal community to help build up infrastructure The 5 Sentidos I've had have all been amazing (especially the Sierra Negra, which is admittedly not for everyone)...
by JulianD
August 31st, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 55
Views: 3953

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

Peter Petersen wrote: August 31st, 2021, 9:29 am Btw the Barbera can now be ordered from the Amador tasting room. I highly recommend it if you like a tangy lively palate, very nice spice and fruit as well.
Can we add it to the our fall orders? Or shipped separately
by JulianD
August 31st, 2021, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 55
Views: 3953

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

Brian Tuite wrote: August 30th, 2021, 10:07 pm 12 Old Vines - Steal of the release year in and year out
2 +4 Salvador - going, going, gone
2 +2 Judge Bell
3 White Coat
0 +2 Library PS
How is the White Coat? I'v never tried their whites.

Also, was anyone else very limited on Pesenti this go-round? I was only offered 2.
by JulianD
August 31st, 2021, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Things you haven’t been buying lately
Replies: 50
Views: 2682

Re: Things you haven’t been buying lately

I think only the '17s have been released after 2015 and 2016, right? Unless something has changed, Barolo is usually released around 4 years after the vintage. (Preorders) Where do people get Barolo preorders? I called my local wine shop which does brisk preorder business for both Bordeaux and Burg...
by JulianD
August 30th, 2021, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Things you haven’t been buying lately
Replies: 50
Views: 2682

Re: Things you haven’t been buying lately

Haven’t bought any Barolo since the 15/16 vintages - stocked up on those and haven’t heard anything amazing about recent vintages I think only the '17s have been released after 2015 and 2016, right? Unless something has changed, Barolo is usually released around 4 years after the vintage. (Preorders)
by JulianD
August 30th, 2021, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Things you haven’t been buying lately
Replies: 50
Views: 2682

Re: Things you haven’t been buying lately

Haven’t bought any Barolo since the 15/16 vintages - stocked up on those and haven’t heard anything amazing about recent vintages
by JulianD
August 26th, 2021, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tracking the Decline of WineBid 2015-2021
Replies: 231
Views: 11436

Re: Tracking the Decline of WineBid 2015-2021

Who is the alternative to WineBid? Spectrum’s UI is terrible and K&L doesn’t have many offerings
by JulianD
August 26th, 2021, 7:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mezcal advice?
Replies: 78
Views: 7829

Re: Mezcal advice?

Hopefully heading to https://www.oldtowntequila.com/ this week. Sounds like vago, leyenda, Jolgario and maguey are good producers to check out. Any specific recommendations would be awesome. Tequila too! Thanks, Joe 5 Sentidos, Rezpiral - both are committed to paying more to local mezcaleros and Re...

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