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by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 13th, 2016, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 119494

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

You are being very unpleasant. I don't believe anyone has said there's no reason to be worried. Most of us are trying to sort through this and your insults are getting in the way of productive dialogue. Sarah, you are right about me being a bit of a wanker so I'll leave the thread now. However, if ...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 13th, 2016, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 119494

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

This thread reminds me of the parking garage and the Ferrari in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 13th, 2016, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 119494

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Pray tell what one should do if they find themselves on fire? Stop, drop, and roll. If you're a Berserker, then maybe that should be amended to stop, drop off a $#itload of money & wine, and get rolled. I still can't believe the ostriches think there's no reason to be worried. Just reinforcing my B...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 12th, 2016, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 119494

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Ladies and gentlemen, the law is the law whether you personally agree with it or not. If you don't agree with the law, try to have it changed. Our system of government does allow constituents to contact their elected representatives and see if change is possible. If enough citizens agree, then chang...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 12th, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 119494

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Don, thank you for the continued postings of fact. You're quite tactful to also not call out by name the members who are posting incorrect information.
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 12th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 119494

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

While certainly disconcerting I'm not sure I understand why all those who are storing at Domaine need to be that worried about their wine. The wine is owned by the client and not by Marc Lazar or Domaine LLC. Correct me if I'm wrong but I can't see a scenario where you don't get your wine back if t...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 12th, 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 119494

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

andy velebil wrote: Pull your heads out of the sand.
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Maureen - thank you for the comments.
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 12th, 2016, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 119494

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Andy - serious question because a lot of us who store in one of the various Domaine locations are thinking through these issues - do you have any basis other than a hunch, legal or otherwise, to truly believe the "doors will close"? Domaine's storage company is an LLC with many investors who don't ...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 12th, 2016, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 119494

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

It's very relevant as his prior conviction is the major road block to his current choice of work. It's also showing that he has a willful disregard for the law no matter what circumstance. Plus, it shows he didn't learn any lesson about breaking the law with his previous conviction. It doesn't matt...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 12th, 2016, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 119494

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

After reading old posts on this forum for the past several weeks, it seems the wine industry is fraught with scandal. It surprises me that so many of you knew of Marc Lazar's sexual misconduct yet still chose to do business with his company. In the scam / con profession, you'd all be know as pigeons...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 10th, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alpha Omega Winery in a bit of legal trouble
Replies: 45
Views: 3875

Alpha Omega Winery in a bit of legal trouble

Wow – I read Cory’s intent as 100% the opposite, a painful reminder of the conscious decision by a large number of Americans which is openly hostile towards women and other minority groups. That is anything but ‘old boy’s network’. How I read it as well - said the two members of the Old Boy's Netwo...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 10th, 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alpha Omega Winery in a bit of legal trouble
Replies: 45
Views: 3875

Alpha Omega Winery in a bit of legal trouble

You guys are making a big about 25 men on a big ship with hookers and blow? In Orlando, they'd call that a slow Thursday. Corey...can you explain the meaning of your new avatar? As you know, I can be a bit dense. It was a cartoon of Trump grabbing the statue of liberty. It reflected my mood in the ...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 9th, 2016, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alpha Omega Winery in a bit of legal trouble
Replies: 45
Views: 3875

Alpha Omega Winery in a bit of legal trouble

Did they have guns and firetrucks too?
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 8th, 2016, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh no...here is that word again!
Replies: 35
Views: 2201

Oh no...here is that word again!

To me, minerality means the fluid has a similar body and texture to mineral water, which is the opposite of oily or unctuous.
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 8th, 2016, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh no...here is that word again!
Replies: 35
Views: 2201

Oh no...here is that word again!

Neal.Mollen wrote:Few forces are more powerful to a wine geek than the urge to tell others they are doing it wrong
I disagree. The urge to put down others has more to do with a person's personality (negativity, superiority) than anything else.

Maybe your perceptions are skewed by what happens on this site.
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 2nd, 2016, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Cubs Magic Number is 4 - What are you opening tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2129

The Cubs Magic Number is 4 - What are you opening tonight?

Bdklein wrote:It's a lock. Champagne already flowing .
Wow, thank you for jinxing them! [cheers.gif]
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 1st, 2016, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A couple of highly polished rieslings
Replies: 69
Views: 2471

TN: A couple of highly polished rieslings

It is well known that some wines benefit from being opened some time in advance of drinking them for the reason I mentioned. What made you think that I have disputed that? It could be the pages and pages of arguing you did in the other thread. However, if it's any consolation to you, you aren't the...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 1st, 2016, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A couple of highly polished rieslings
Replies: 69
Views: 2471

TN: A couple of highly polished rieslings

Thanks Andrew! I won't decant but it might be a good idea to open the bottle some time in advance just in case there's a bit of excess sulfur that should be given the opportunity to "blow off". [basic-smile.gif] Aren't you the member who vehemently argued against wine needing to breathe? Do we have...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
November 1st, 2016, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Cubs Magic Number is 4 - What are you opening tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2129

The Cubs Magic Number is 4 - What are you opening tonight?

Sooooooo, how are all you Cubs fans feeling today?
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 25th, 2016, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Cubs Magic Number is 4 - What are you opening tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2129

The Cubs Magic Number is 4 - What are you opening tonight?

This matchup is the only way one of these teams beats their curse. One of them must win. [snort.gif]
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 23rd, 2016, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York
Replies: 179
Views: 15228

K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York

Why can't you guys just find an offsite storage facility that California retailers can ship to, and who can then ship to your state when you're ready to receive the wine? Because then you are going to be charged CA sales tax and two shipping charges. So you pay a little more. If it's wine you can't...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 23rd, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York
Replies: 179
Views: 15228

K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York

Frank Drew wrote:
Why is this freaking issue getting worse, not better?
Petty bickering politicians.

Why can't you guys just find an offsite storage facility that California retailers can ship to, and who can then ship to your state when you're ready to receive the wine?
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 22nd, 2016, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You ever drink DRC by yourself?
Replies: 44
Views: 3363

You ever drink DRC by yourself?

For me....I'd have NO problem sippin on one by my lonesome....in fact, if a friend of mine doesn't show up tomorrow like he said he would...I think I'll be doing just that!! :P How about you? If so...what bottle? No backsies m'fkr I'm coming over. I should be there around 3ish He showed up! .....so...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 22nd, 2016, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Napa Pricing?
Replies: 34
Views: 2337

Have We Reached Peak Napa Pricing?

One part of the To Kalon pricing is pretty much set by Mr. Beckstoffer. I assume he is still setting the price based on this model but I am not sure. Thanks, Ed http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/at-what-price-to-kalon Thank you Ed. That's a very interesting article. Makes you wonder if the new...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 22nd, 2016, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York
Replies: 179
Views: 15228

K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York

Victor Hong wrote:Time to start a winery call Real 'merican Guns.
The first cuvee will be Assault Rifle, and surely every state will welcome incoming shipment, no questions asked and no taxes levied.
Better to call the winery "Common Sense" and make the first release "Tea in the Harbour".
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 21st, 2016, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spectator Changing Scores?
Replies: 55
Views: 2609

Spectator Changing Scores?

Keith Levenberg wrote:I can't believe this is actually a thread.
Enlighten me as to why you're incredulous over this subject. [scratch.gif]
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 21st, 2016, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Napa Pricing?
Replies: 34
Views: 2337

Have We Reached Peak Napa Pricing?

I don't think there's any end in sight. It's only going to be a shift in some of the names which are fetching the big bucks. As Brand X from Vineyard A falls out of favor, Brand Y from Vineyard B will supplant it as the bottle to have.
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 20th, 2016, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spectator Changing Scores?
Replies: 55
Views: 2609

Spectator Changing Scores?

When a critic scores a vintage lower after 10 - 15 years than his initial rating on release, that tells me the critic has no real idea what potential that year actually had. For them to guess at how good a wine will be a decade in the future is idiotic anyway, and they seem to screw up as much as w...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 18th, 2016, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spectator Changing Scores?
Replies: 55
Views: 2609

Spectator Changing Scores?

When a critic scores a vintage lower after 10 - 15 years than his initial rating on release, that tells me the critic has no real idea what potential that year actually had. For them to guess at how good a wine will be a decade in the future is idiotic anyway, and they seem to screw up as much as we...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 18th, 2016, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Free wine in DC
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Free wine in DC

ClarkstonMark wrote:Great gesture.
If you're ever in Detroit, Bing too much wine.
:)
As opposed to Googling too much wine? LOL!
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 18th, 2016, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Port for cheapskates
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Port for cheapskates

The first glass of Penfold's Club is in front of me right now and it's certainly different from the Carvalhas Reserva Tawny. It's much sweeter and softer initially. No better or worse, just different. Another double, this one a line drive hit into the gap that two hops to the wall. Hopefully one of ...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 17th, 2016, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A couple of highly polished rieslings
Replies: 69
Views: 2471

TN: A couple of highly polished rieslings

So a trained gorilla interferes with basketball exercises that are really mind games while drinking creamy lime flavored Riesling while it's trainer tries to ruin multiple threads? Got it. You guys are strange. Can we just talk about wine now? That's what I'm here for. If I wanted to learn about pri...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 17th, 2016, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A couple of highly polished rieslings
Replies: 69
Views: 2471

TN: A couple of highly polished rieslings

Hmm. These signs of joyful trophy hunting suggest that there is an elephant in the room. Or is it perhaps just a measly gorilla? [wink.gif] http://theinvisiblegorilla.com/gorilla_experiment.html Amazing. Do you have an alert set up for every this subject comes up? Like, say, the Bat Symbol but in t...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 17th, 2016, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A couple of highly polished rieslings
Replies: 69
Views: 2471

TN: A couple of highly polished rieslings

Am I correct in guessing you two are taking potshots at somebody here who scoffs at decanting? What thread do I need to find to get the reference?
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 16th, 2016, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Single vineyard vs. multi-vineyard wines
Replies: 52
Views: 1690

Single vineyard vs. multi-vineyard wines

I care about how it tastes. If the better wine is an SV designate then so be it. If it's a blend, then that is great as well. I'm in this camp (Camp David! Ha! Okay, that was a poor stab at humor.). Maybe this is neophyte thinking, but wouldn't a blend be better suited to minimizing faults? Say you...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 16th, 2016, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Port for cheapskates
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Port for cheapskates

If you can find the 2009 Taylor LBV grab a bottle. It is usually around $20 and it is very good. Thanks, Ed Ed, is the 2009 much different from the 2007? The 2007 was a suggestion from one of the cigar & darts group, so I tried it. It was good, but not the smooth and elegant drink that some of the ...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 16th, 2016, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Port for cheapskates
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Port for cheapskates

Based on some of the replies in this discussion and a search last night of other threads on Port combined with a fair amount of Googling, a visit will be paid to 2 local liquor stores to pick up a sample bottle of the following: Quinta do Infantado Tawny Port Quinta do Infantado Ruby Port Penfolds ...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 16th, 2016, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Port for cheapskates
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Port for cheapskates

Based on some of the replies in this discussion and a search last night of other threads on Port combined with a fair amount of Googling, a visit will be paid to 2 local liquor stores to pick up a sample bottle of the following: Quinta do Infantado Tawny Port Quinta do Infantado Ruby Port Penfolds C...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 15th, 2016, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Port for cheapskates
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Port for cheapskates

Before you chastise me, I did try a search but didn't find a topic on this exact subject. newhere As a "for the guys" after dinner treat, a couple friends have brought nice bottles of Port for some male bonding over darts and cigars. Some of these are very flavorful, almost like brandy. The problem ...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 13th, 2016, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you know a wine will be good years in the future?
Replies: 45
Views: 4991

How do you know a wine will be good years in the future?

Joe B wrote:It's never a waste of money. In ten or twenty years if the wine is not to your taste, you will certainly be able to find a buyer who will find it pleasant to his taste.
Thank you, but that's not exactly the answer to the question.
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 12th, 2016, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher getting rid of Classified Ads - anyone want to join forces?
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Wine-Searcher getting rid of Classified Ads - anyone want to join forces?

Todd, do you have a license to ship alcohol? If so, the next question is why would somebody already established drop a service like this? There's gotta be a reason, and it's probably that they weren't making enough money. If you don't have a license, how do you look in orange? Because you'd have a n...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 11th, 2016, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hangover free synthetic alcohol - Alcosynth
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Hangover free synthetic alcohol - Alcosynth

Synthehol was on Star Trek. I'd rather have Romulan Ale.
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 11th, 2016, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you know a wine will be good years in the future?
Replies: 45
Views: 4991

How do you know a wine will be good years in the future?

Some people have amazing cellars with hundreds and thousands of bottles. How do you figure out what will be good a decade or more down the road? It would be an aweful waste of money to buy a case of expensive wine only to dislike it when it comes of age. Are there ways to discern a young wine will h...
by Jan Jaeger (DBA)
October 11th, 2016, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Roumier Bonnes Mares
Replies: 20
Views: 1408

TN: 01 Roumier Bonnes Mares

Very interesting. Someone running WF must be from Iceland or something. Went there to buy some salmon to smoke for people this week...and came home with "Icelandic Salmon". I asked what the difference was between that and Norwegian, which I've found smokes up nicely (with the fats of farmed raised ...

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