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by Ralph George
November 13th, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Club!
Replies: 0
Views: 276

New Wine Club!

Do they include the counterfeit bottles too, or is that an extra charge?


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by Ralph George
November 7th, 2017, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vineyard and Winemaker Combos You'd Love To See
Replies: 74
Views: 3013

Vineyard and Winemaker Combos You'd Love To See

Dr. Katharina Prüm working with fruit from a vineyard in the Finger Lakes.
by Ralph George
November 4th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of these things is not like the others.
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

One of these things is not like the others.

ky1em!ttskus wrote:Only one of the balloons is blue; the rest are red.
Well, finally somebody answered correctly! [cheers.gif]
by Ralph George
November 3rd, 2017, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD Incoming!
Replies: 178
Views: 11765

MACDONALD Incoming!

William Segui wrote:Was able to try the 2014 MacDonald at a trade event yesterday - very nice wine, so much so I popped my name on the list.
This makes me curious about something - is there a professional courtesy between those in the business?
by Ralph George
November 3rd, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad question
Replies: 21
Views: 1131

Myriad question

From my order history Your Order 2 $125 | 2015 Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 750ml 2 $165 | 2015 Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian Reserve, Napa Valley 750ml Interesting. Their website has no mention of the word "Reserve" anywhere ...
by Ralph George
November 3rd, 2017, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SpiritBoss (NJ) Retailer Check!
Replies: 23
Views: 1735

SpiritBoss (NJ) Retailer Check!

For whatever reason or no reason, over the years, most of the non-legit internet wine retailers seem to be from New Jersey. Apologies to the ones there that are legit, but I think anytime you see good deals from NJ, it warrants an extra close look in advance. Yes, because no other state has scammer...
by Ralph George
November 2nd, 2017, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SpiritBoss (NJ) Retailer Check!
Replies: 23
Views: 1735

SpiritBoss (NJ) Retailer Check!

I too stopped in once out of curiosity and its a tiny little dump. Just a tiny little joint in the 'hood with just cheap liquor. M&D Fine Wine is a store in the 'hood of Trenton NJ. Besides being in a bad neighborhood (I won't go there except in the middle of the day), it also stocks a lot of cheap...
by Ralph George
November 2nd, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad question
Replies: 21
Views: 1131

Myriad question

Wine names are confusing no matter what language they're in. Progeny's Special Selection Reserve never said that on the label because up until a few years ago that was the only Mt. Veeder Cab they had. Now they have a less expensive version (a second label - [stirthepothal.gif] ) so from 2012 or so ...
by Ralph George
November 2nd, 2017, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of these things is not like the others.
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

One of these things is not like the others.

One of these things just doesn't belong.

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Can you tell me which one it is?:

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by Ralph George
November 2nd, 2017, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WARNING – ZACHY’S WINE AUCTIONS IS NOW OFFERING WINES FROM FRAUDSTER ERIC GREENBERG
Replies: 73
Views: 10856

WARNING – ZACHY’S WINE AUCTIONS IS NOW OFFERING WINES FROM FRAUDSTER ERIC GREENBERG

Is there a legal reason why Zachy's chose to sell in Hong Kong? Or a marketing one? I know previous auctions in Hong Kong such as a Dragon one, did pretty well in spite of Don's warnings. 'Cause you can sell fake stuff there and get away with it??? [oops.gif] Hahahaha! Is it just coincidence then t...
by Ralph George
October 31st, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WARNING – ZACHY’S WINE AUCTIONS IS NOW OFFERING WINES FROM FRAUDSTER ERIC GREENBERG
Replies: 73
Views: 10856

WARNING – ZACHY’S WINE AUCTIONS IS NOW OFFERING WINES FROM FRAUSTER ERIC GREENBERG

What is a "FRAUSTER" anyway? Somebody who imitates fraulines? "Get your genuine fake German wife here!"
by Ralph George
October 30th, 2017, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Apothic Reds...(short/boring)
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

TN: Two Apothic Reds...(short/boring)

The Sopranos is high art? [scratch.gif] [pwn.gif]
by Ralph George
October 28th, 2017, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you do?- Part 2
Replies: 22
Views: 1182

What would you do?- Part 2

If I was the winery or winemaker I'd ask if I could pay $800 to see what I could do to make things right. If they paid me $100, I'd tell them to use rockstar hedonistic grapes that hung on the vine 2 weeks longer than usual so the brix got higher, resulting in a higher ABV after fermenting to compl...
by Ralph George
October 28th, 2017, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: to budding collectors: wine is not magic
Replies: 44
Views: 3251

to budding collectors: wine is not magic

Wine may not be magic, but Burgundy is certainly voodoo.
by Ralph George
October 28th, 2017, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction question; would like reality check
Replies: 31
Views: 1602

Auction question; would like reality check

It would affect the value immensely to somebody who doesn't drink wine, but collects wine as trophies or speculates on the future value. It wouldn't affect the value hardly at all, if any, to somebody who drinks wine and doesn't see it as a display. It's more of a minor annoyance. As mentioned by se...
by Ralph George
October 28th, 2017, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction question; would like reality check
Replies: 31
Views: 1602

Auction question; would like reality check

I guess it all comes down to this question:

Are the bottles for display in your collection or are you going to actually drink the wine inside?
by Ralph George
October 27th, 2017, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos de Tart reportedly sold for 200 Million Euros
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Clos de Tart reportedly sold for 200 Million Euros

I can't even afford Pop de Tarts when I want them.
by Ralph George
October 27th, 2017, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos de Tart reportedly sold for 200 Million Euros
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Clos de Tart reportedly sold for 200 Million Euros

David K o l i n wrote:That’s nuts
I thought it was grapes. [scratch.gif]
by Ralph George
October 27th, 2017, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Got A Date and I'm Nervous Updated
Replies: 39
Views: 2450

I've Got A Date and I'm Nervous

Ian Dorin wrote: love the subject line.
Agreed. Surely this thread has the best click-bait title ever!
by Ralph George
October 26th, 2017, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

Jason T wrote:Re-reading that article I'm not sure I'd consider Eighty Four a "second label". It feels more like an entirely different concept.
Guess we'll just have to stick with the unanimously agreed upon (by me) One Point Five as the second label then. deadhorse [whistle.gif]
by Ralph George
October 26th, 2017, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

Jason T wrote:How ironic that the linked article references Shafer's newly created second label "Eighty Four Wines". ;)
FIFY. [wink.gif] [wink.gif]
by Ralph George
October 26th, 2017, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Got A Date and I'm Nervous Updated
Replies: 39
Views: 2450

I've Got A Date and I'm Nervous

Happy Birthday Ken!

I say eat the sediment afterwards. It's Latour! First Growth poprocks.
by Ralph George
October 26th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

Merrill, I'm going to pick a bone here to illustrate my point further: if Black Cat is your #1 wine, how can there be something above it? That's like saying you won a race, although somebody finished ahead of you, they got more prize money, and you got the silver medal. Correct me if I'm wrong, but...
by Ralph George
October 26th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

Putting aside for the moment the fact that it was you who said "Black Cat is #1 wine" and not Merrill, here's one way: #1 could just refer to the wine she made first! Also, while you suggest Merrill implies something by her use of different colors for labels, aren't you doing as much (or more!) ass...
by Ralph George
October 26th, 2017, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

Well I can assure you my Black Cat is not a second label in any sense. It is my primary label, the one I opened my business with, the 2000 Black Cat. For my 10th Anniversary I made a different label, and called it 10th Anniversary 2009 Special Selection. It was a different cut at the regular Black ...
by Ralph George
October 25th, 2017, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: to budding collectors: wine is not magic
Replies: 44
Views: 3251

to budding collectors: wine is not magic

Wine is not magic? Well, chocolate ain't magic either, but that ain't gonna stop me from enjoying it or wine.
by Ralph George
October 25th, 2017, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

Yes, I do not know what you meant, outside of Bordeaux, thus my polite questions. Rather than say what I think of the rest of your comments, I’m just going to end my participation in this thread. I hope you get the discussion you had hoped for. Well, I apologize then because I thought my idea was r...
by Ralph George
October 25th, 2017, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

Key word: attorney . I didn't say he was being nasty, just that he didn't even give an answer to the question. His post was completely about arguing that I was wrong and then making his case. Now this thread is even less about the original question and more about the so called discrepency over One ...
by Ralph George
October 25th, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

David and Andy - thank you for your contributions on the subject. Larry - thank you for the first two sentences of your post. Kyle and Craig - [pillow-fight.gif] The rest of you - blahblah rolleyes Just like most detectives can't stop being suspicious whether on or off the clock, most attorneys can'...
by Ralph George
October 25th, 2017, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

Guess that answers my question - two replies, and one of them was to argue. You're reading Chris Seiber completely wrong, dude. Indeed. He's the least antogonistic attorney on this board. Key word: attorney . I didn't say he was being nasty, just that he didn't even give an answer to the question. ...
by Ralph George
October 24th, 2017, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

Guess that answers my question - two replies, and one of them was to argue.
by Ralph George
October 23rd, 2017, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2103

Any love for second labels here?

Whether due to budget restaints, QPR chasing, or any other reason, is there anyone who prefers second labels to the main Estate bottling from any producer? California seems to be the place to find these values as the string of very good to great vintages runs. There seems to be less of a qualitative...
by Ralph George
October 23rd, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: to budding collectors: wine is not magic
Replies: 44
Views: 3251

to budding collectors: wine is not magic

Hmmmm, I wonder if they have any posts like this in the Wine 101 (aka Amateur) forum?
by Ralph George
October 23rd, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GaryVee Wine Club
Replies: 73
Views: 6418

GaryVee Wine Club

Every time I open Facebook I get an ad for this. Second post, first sponsored ad. Every time. For probably 2 weeks now. So is the social media strategy to bug me so much I finally give in because I'm sick of seeing the ad? It's not working. Maybe the strategy is to get you to talk about it. ;) Any ...
by Ralph George
October 23rd, 2017, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?
Replies: 58
Views: 3767

What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?

Is it just me or does anyone else just not understand Verite? I've tried them new, and with a decade of age, and still I cannot I see what is so 100pt about them, especially at $350 a pop. I only can assume they are en vogue, rather than incredible. I have had good and bad. The first few times were...
by Ralph George
October 23rd, 2017, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?
Replies: 58
Views: 3767

What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?

My all-time low score, regardless of year, was for a 2011 Meiomi Pinot Noir consumed in 2014, which tasted like cherry pie filling and Robitussin (WS scored it a 92). The problem here is that cherry pie filling is actually pretty good - even the cheap stuff, straight from the can. The stuff in a Me...
by Ralph George
October 23rd, 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which winery's mailing list is the hottest now?
Replies: 44
Views: 3200

Which winery's mailing list is the hottest now?

Is there a waiting list for Rivers Marie?
by Ralph George
October 23rd, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your best low-rated or non-rated wine, this year?
Replies: 27
Views: 1607

What is your best low-rated or non-rated wine, this year?

Mason H wrote:2005 B.V. Georges de Latour. WS84 and drinking beautifully right now.
Do critics even bother to post any score under 88 anymore? It's rare to see even a 90, unless it's an inexpensive wine where that score would be worth bragging about.
by Ralph George
October 23rd, 2017, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...
Replies: 101
Views: 5129

New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...

Why doesn't WA buy out the DNA wine thingy: https://www.vinome.com/ We discussed it here in two threads: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=142915&hilit=DNA https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=144760&p=2361248&hilit=genetic#p2361248 Seriously, WA has been t...
by Ralph George
October 22nd, 2017, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires in Spain and Portugal wine regions
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Catastrophic Fires in Spain and Portugal wine regions

This is almost to the point where an atheist might seek religion. Attention Mother Nature: enough already.
by Ralph George
October 22nd, 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines should you buy now before their prices explode.
Replies: 142
Views: 9756

What wines should you buy now before prices explode on them.

Victor Hong wrote:When people pay higher prices, that is always a good thing, no?
No.

Unless you're the seller. [wink.gif]
by Ralph George
October 22nd, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines should you buy now before their prices explode.
Replies: 142
Views: 9756

What wines should you buy now before prices explode on them.

I can't believe it took to the 20th post for somebody to say MACDONALD.
Howard Cooper wrote:Hudelot-Noellat
$50 for their Chambolle-Musgny is pretty cheap in comparison to other well-known producers.
by Ralph George
October 21st, 2017, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Burgundy - 10 year retrospective
Replies: 25
Views: 2357

2007 Burgundy - 10 year retrospective

So if some working stiff like me showed up with a twenty in his pocket, could I buy a 2 oz. pour from one bottle?

Maybe I could crowd source funding for one of those wines mentioned. [help.gif]
by Ralph George
October 21st, 2017, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...
Replies: 101
Views: 5129

New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
Andrew Kaufman wrote:Bad idea. Alice Feiring is smiling from ear to ear.
While sitting nude in her bathtub.
Um, are you saying you bathe fully clothed? I would wager most people are nude when in the bathtub. neener
by Ralph George
October 20th, 2017, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?
Replies: 58
Views: 3767

What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?

A S K R O B A C K wrote: anyone had any real head-scratchers lately?
Do you mean besides Caymus 40th? [stirthepothal.gif]

2013 Belle Glos Dairyman. pileon
by Ralph George
October 20th, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 3 Napa Cabs in the $150 to $225 range
Replies: 88
Views: 6487

Your top 3 Napa Cabs in the $150 to $225 range

Eric S n y d e r wrote: Sigaro
Isnt that the name of the 3rd movie in the Sicario / Soldado series? [snort.gif]
by Ralph George
October 19th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't promise Champagne, if you don't supply Champagne
Replies: 26
Views: 1678

Don't promise Champagne, if you don't supply Champagne

Just noticed it's a class action lawsuit. That means the plaintiffs will each get checks for $4.69 while every lawyer involved will get hundreds of thousands of dollars. So corporations should be able to get away with fraud so long as they only defraud each individual out of a small amount of money...
by Ralph George
October 19th, 2017, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't promise Champagne, if you don't supply Champagne
Replies: 26
Views: 1678

Don't promise Champagne, if you don't supply Champagne

Just noticed it's a class action lawsuit. That means the plaintiffs will each get checks for $4.69 while every lawyer involved will get hundreds of thousands of dollars.
by Ralph George
October 19th, 2017, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't promise Champagne, if you don't supply Champagne
Replies: 26
Views: 1678

Don't promise Champagne, if you don't supply Champagne

Lawsuits are the new way of the world. To quote John Milton from The Devil's Advocate:

"Did you know there are more students in law school than there are lawyers walking the Earth? We're COMING OUT! Guns blazing!"
by Ralph George
October 19th, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corton Rouge - Old and New
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Corton Rouge - Old and New

7 people for all that wine? That's either a huge waste of good wine, or a future AA meeting roll call.

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