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by JulianD
May 6th, 2021, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chubb experience: Perfect outcome. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 73
Views: 4476

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

ybarselah wrote: May 6th, 2021, 2:37 pm can't wait to see what snarky comment victor hong is going to post on this thread.
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David_K wrote: May 6th, 2021, 3:40 pm This is obviously extremely unfortunate, but why would you leave $3K worth of wine sitting around in an unlabeled box?
by JulianD
May 5th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Bordeaux
Replies: 264
Views: 17731

Re: 2020 Bordeaux

I told friend from whom I buy almost all my futures that I was only going to buy VCC this year. My cellar is saturated, there is way too much young wine available. Five out of the last six vintages have been worth buying selectively, so why would I need to buy futures? I am done. Primeur is general...
by JulianD
May 5th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Bordeaux
Replies: 264
Views: 17731

Re: 2020 Bordeaux

Where are you guys seeing releases? (UK or US)

edit - I see K&L has some
by JulianD
May 4th, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251576

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Anyone see the news about Russells Reserve 13 year?
by JulianD
April 29th, 2021, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3361
Views: 426151

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

What are you guys using your Total Wine 20% off direct wine on? Sadly total wine hasn't had good deals in over 2 years when they raised the bordeaux and burgundy prices due to the tariffs and general price gouging. Capitalizing on their brand and customer base really. More power to them but I haven...
by JulianD
April 29th, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3361
Views: 426151

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

What are you guys using your Total Wine 20% off direct wine on?
by JulianD
April 29th, 2021, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Bordeaux
Replies: 264
Views: 17731

Re: 2020 Bordeaux

Total Wine has the 2020 Bordeaux futures site ready to go. No wines listed. Still has the tariff callout : * The price reflected on your order form is subject to change after the order is placed if tariffs or taxes are imposed, or in the case of currency fluctuations of 10% or greater at the time o...
by JulianD
April 28th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 307
Views: 42673

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Just got email notification for from Total Wine for their Spring Whiskey Lottery. Ended up with another Blanton's (same as the Pappy Lottery back in February). same here. (I only had ~1k points so far this year though, so I couldn't really compete with people who had actually been spending so far)
by JulianD
April 27th, 2021, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Schafer Frohlich Rieslings
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: 2020 Schafer Frohlich Rieslings

How is the 2020 vintage supposed to be?
by JulianD
April 23rd, 2021, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5557

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

I don't think you are bidding against yourself; it's just that the new bid on one bottle is treated as contesting all of the bottles in the lot. As I tried to explain in post #75 above, I think each bid is programmed to run until MAX(winning bid,maximum bid) is satisfied, and thus each bid will con...
by JulianD
April 23rd, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3361
Views: 426151

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

Does Amex do Vivino offers as well? (I've only seen Wine Access/Wine.com)
by JulianD
April 23rd, 2021, 12:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5557

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Having to bid against yourself on every bottle if someone bids on just 1 bottle of a lot is wild.
by JulianD
April 21st, 2021, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...
Replies: 173
Views: 11194

Re: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...

Sojourn Home Ranch
by JulianD
April 20th, 2021, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Bordeaux
Replies: 264
Views: 17731

Re: 2020 Bordeaux

Depending on merchant, most of these have been delivered now. Certainly everything I mentioned above that I owned was at least initially delivered a few months ago. Not all merchants have had deliveries yet - e.g. I have Pontet Canet with two merchants, one has theirs, the other hasnt. I still have...
by JulianD
April 20th, 2021, 12:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251576

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Where are you guys getting Blanton's Gold? My place that does more business than anyone in the state and gets everything says they get 3 bottles a year. My understanding is that Blanton's Gold is not distributed in the United States at all (officially, any way), so any that appears will have been s...
by JulianD
April 19th, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 898
Views: 64048

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Edit: Didn't realize the last time I chimed in on this thread was when I was drinking the exact same whisky. Oh well. I did buy and try the re-charred Oloroso matured Kilkerran 8 and while it is drastically different, it is certainly an amazing Whisky just as its Bourbon matured counterpart is. I'v...
by JulianD
April 19th, 2021, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Bordeaux
Replies: 264
Views: 17731

Re: 2020 Bordeaux

First off, nobody knows what will happen. But if you want a guess, 2020 will be more expensive than 2019. Yields are lower in 2020, so less wine. Plus, the devastating frosts this week will reduce quantity for 2021. And the markets are up from last year, so buyers have more disposable income. Most ...
by JulianD
April 16th, 2021, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: info re red Bdx to try
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: info re red Bdx to try

I think "FV" + "WS" is really useful to me re this, as I have some idea of some of FV's palates, and very little of those on WB or BWE {other than JH disliking GPL, which I do not (esp. 2016)} Most everybody seems to like the 2010 Cantemerle (I am currently drinking some with gr...
by JulianD
April 16th, 2021, 3:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?
Replies: 40
Views: 2101

Re: What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?

Steve Saxon wrote: April 14th, 2021, 9:13 am I found Green Spot at a Costco in Scottsdale, Az this week for $40 a bottle, had to buy a 6 pack.
Sometimes the SoCal costcos do a 'buy 1 get 1 $10 off the second' for Green and Yellow Spot.
by JulianD
April 16th, 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breakage Using Pulp Wine Shippers
Replies: 49
Views: 1884

Re: Breakage Using Pulp Wine Shippers

Never had a bottle break on Styro or pulp- but every Styro has little crumbs that get everywhere... such a pain.
by JulianD
April 13th, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5557

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

nevermind- addressed above
by JulianD
April 12th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5557

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Something odd happened last night to one of my bids I have never seen before. I put in bids on a two-bottle lot with a max bid of $150 (first bid was $135). Later in the week, someone bid the next increment, $145, on both bottles, but I was still winning both bottles at $145. Late on Sunday, someon...
by JulianD
April 11th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Piedmont Vintages Are You Backfilling?
Replies: 37
Views: 2009

Re: What Piedmont Vintages Are You Backfilling?

I've been buying '13s, but that's not quite as far back as you're talking about
by JulianD
April 8th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache Curious
Replies: 59
Views: 2754

Re: Grenache Curious

From France, a relatively expensive version is Domaine Pierre Usseglio's Cuvée Mon Aïeul, which is usually mostly, if not all Grenache. Another CdP that's almost entirely Grenache is Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes, which is usually a nice version. Are Pierre and Raymond Usseglio related? (I see...
by JulianD
March 30th, 2021, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso take II
Replies: 25
Views: 1432

Re: Paso take II

In the midst of planning our return trip and you all were such help the first time around so I thought I'd ask some advice again. This time we have a few couples we are bringing along for the ride. A couple of them aren't the biggest wine drinkers so looking for a good mix of wine and ambiance and ...
by JulianD
March 29th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251576

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Has anyone been trying the Makers Wood Finishing Series? (SE4 and the new FAE) I had the first one - RC6- and thought it was very nice and a big step up from regular MM. I have a bottle of the SE4 but haven’t popped it yet. If I come across the FAE at msrp I’ll probably get one. I wasnt able to get...
by JulianD
March 28th, 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251576

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Has anyone been trying the Makers Wood Finishing Series? (SE4 and the new FAE)
by JulianD
March 28th, 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251576

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Michael S. Monie wrote: March 27th, 2021, 11:03 am Good day yesterday. Got 2 McKenna 10yr B in B, regular Blanton's, Stagg Jr Batch 12, and Tears of Lorona tequila.
Blantons and a Stagg? Well done!
by JulianD
March 19th, 2021, 8:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?
Replies: 22
Views: 1893

Re: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?

I have gotten my few bottles through loyalty programs. I live in LA and there are a local high end wine/liquor market and they decided rare bottles based on past year purchases. I had to ask about it but was thankful since I was able to land a few bottles of Stagg and Eagle Rare 17. I never did qui...
by JulianD
March 17th, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3361
Views: 426151

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

Do Amex Wine.com offers come back after a time? (month or two later?)
by JulianD
March 13th, 2021, 12:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Whisky Glasses
Replies: 19
Views: 3853

Re: Best Whisky Glasses

Spiegelau Willsberger Anniversary Whisky Glass https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.escdn.nl%2Fimages%2Fresized%2F404108%3A471%3A705%3Acontain.jpg&f=1&nofb=1 the Cognac is nice as well https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ebayimg.com%2Fi...
by JulianD
March 12th, 2021, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3361
Views: 426151

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

Had the $30 off $100 on my Amex no fee Hilton.


Any particularly particular wines I should check out? Was looking at the LdH Tondonia and l'ecole Ferguson so far
by JulianD
March 12th, 2021, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1178
Views: 63667

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

YoY I'm down a few cases of wine but up a few cases of spirits...not sure what to make of that.
by JulianD
March 10th, 2021, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ferrando “Etichetta Bianco” Carema
Replies: 32
Views: 1228

Re: TN: 2010 Ferrando “Etichetta Bianco” Carema

Are the black label generally worth the upcharge over the white?
by JulianD
February 24th, 2021, 8:29 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 307
Views: 42673

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Also got a Blanton's. Good friend with 50,000 points got one too. Last year I got a RVW '12. The only thing that seemed fair was a friend who was shut out last year got a WLW this year. He's happy. The strange thing is we hear employees are "lucky" and getting better stuff than the custom...
by JulianD
February 23rd, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 307
Views: 42673

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

noah y wrote: February 23rd, 2021, 3:04 pm Got a 20 year. Pretty psyched. I had a lot more points last year than this year and was empty handed last go round. Nature of a lottery I guess...
Nice! The lotteries are state specific right? (So I’d be competing against everyone from California, right?)
by JulianD
February 23rd, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 307
Views: 42673

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Got a Blantons, could be a hell of a lot worse. Don't know if it's worth getting grand reserve for though...
by JulianD
February 9th, 2021, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release
Replies: 178
Views: 16995

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/24

Description of the Sonoma Cab definitely intrigued...
by JulianD
February 9th, 2021, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "55 Degrees" Wine Storage Facility in St. Helena, CA
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: "55 Degrees" Wine Storage Facility in St. Helena, CA

I think that’s who Full Pull uses/recommends as well
by JulianD
February 7th, 2021, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3339
Views: 233265

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Couldn't resist any longer, and popped a 2019 California Syrah last night. Opened to a whiff of reduction, and poured into a decanter to get some air. Almost immediately blue and black fruit aromas began to show off with a little olive, and I felt a sinking feeling in my stomach as I realized that ...
by JulianD
February 6th, 2021, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 5199

Re: K&L

Not wine, but they have really good scotch, tequila, and mezcal offerings
by JulianD
February 3rd, 2021, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forgotten order placed at Zachys in 2010...
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Forgotten order placed at Zachys in 2010...

I'm pretty sure I have an order from 2018 to pick up at Wine Exchange, but I'm scared to ask if it's still there or not.
by JulianD
January 29th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Buying Premium Bourbon
Replies: 14
Views: 2129

Re: Buying Premium Bourbon

K&L wines in the Bay Area will sell the allocated bourbons at retail when they get them in but they’ll sell out online in minutes. If you keep paying close attention to their site you can find them when they go on. If they don’t ship to your state you can have them held for pickup and go get th...
by JulianD
January 29th, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?
Replies: 40
Views: 2101

Re: What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?

Yellow Spot tonight - my favorite of the lineup (have not yet tried to new cask strength Blue Spot)
by JulianD
January 25th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 41
Views: 3007

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

3x Pesenti
3x Dragon
2x Casa Nuestra (wish 1 more)
by JulianD
January 7th, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251576

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Blantons is harder to get but still around, I have nearly a lifetime supply in the cellar I just bought off the shelf locally. is this your magical ralphs again? still can't find one close to me that carries it. No, although I’ve seen it at the Westwood store the last couple times I’ve been there. ...
by JulianD
January 5th, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251576

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: December 31st, 2020, 7:00 pm Blantons is harder to get but still around, I have nearly a lifetime supply in the cellar I just bought off the shelf locally.
is this your magical ralphs again? still can't find one close to me that carries it.
by JulianD
December 28th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 6420

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

Craig G wrote: December 28th, 2020, 3:12 pm This has really elevated taking offense to a fine art. I mean, taking offense to an entire thread by starting a new thread about it, and then pre-emptively taking offense to the anticipated replies... it’s masterful stuff.
+1
by JulianD
December 28th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 6420

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

We have had a lot of threads lately about wine cellar diversity among countries, regions, and even obscure grape varieties as if diversity is an end in itself. I will admit that when I was younger, I tried a lot of different types of wines. I have kept buying the ones I like and have stopped buying...
by JulianD
December 25th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gmail and wine email blasts
Replies: 18
Views: 1577

Re: Gmail and wine email blasts

This is for anyone who has a Gmail account that they use to subscribe to wine merchants. If you've noticed a lack of blast e-mails in the past couple weeks with wine offers, it looks as though Gmail has been clamping down and blocking incoming traffic from high volume e-mail domains. Envoyer, and I...

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