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by Josh Grossman
April 18th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for Passover wines
Replies: 35
Views: 785

Re: Recommendation for Passover wines

EHeffner wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 8:18 am
Bumping for the holiday
I take it they wouldn't think a bottle of Beaune Grèves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus would be funny?
by Josh Grossman
April 18th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 66
Views: 1609

Re: What's your house champagne?

I understand “house champagne” as one I regularly keep at home as a casual drink. That said, there is no one particular champagne. What I normally do keep on hand at home (as much as possible/available) are: Delamotte BdB NV; and, Ulysse Collin Les Pierrières BdB NV. I think of it as something that...
by Josh Grossman
April 18th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 66
Views: 1609

Re: What's your house champagne?

I understand “house champagne” as one I regularly keep at home as a casual drink. That said, there is no one particular champagne. What I normally do keep on hand at home (as much as possible/available) are: Delamotte BdB NV; and, Ulysse Collin Les Pierrières BdB NV. I think of it as something that...
by Josh Grossman
April 17th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: dasweinforum.de
Replies: 2
Views: 263

dasweinforum.de

Ich liebe weine von Deutschland. I've been loving spatburgunder and riesling forever-but was trying to research an offer tonight and came across the German version of Berserkers: https://www.dasweinforum.de/search.php?search_id=active_topics While I speak some German, I do appreciate google translat...
by Josh Grossman
April 17th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10706
Views: 474956

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

'17 Paris Cornas la Geynale
by Josh Grossman
April 16th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 66
Views: 1609

Re: What's your house champagne?

NV Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Quality Brut
by Josh Grossman
April 16th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 178
Views: 8274

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Thanks Lee! Next week I will have about 600 notes up. I am editing now and I am more than slow :) I know there were other wines from 16 that popped as well, but I was not alone on those calls, for example, Canon. If you or anyone likes the style of wine I do, there are a lot of 2018 that rock from ...
by Josh Grossman
April 16th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 450
Views: 33412

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2016 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (4/16/2019) It needed an hour decant. More translucent than average for Oregon but still a dark, almost a mahogany red. Wonderful nose with a top note of macerated strawberries and candied orange peel, a...
by Josh Grossman
April 16th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Possibly the best $13 bottle
Replies: 64
Views: 5781

Re: Possibly the best $13 bottle

I bit on some too. It seems like a great example of what extended maceration (42 days) adds to a wine. My first bottle seemed to have a bit more acetic acid than I wanted.
by Josh Grossman
April 16th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1344
Views: 66776

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Boom.....dig the Marguet offer today. That one, it gonna hurt the tarjeta de credito. [help.gif] Yeah, well worth it though. I was lucky to get my Les Crayères request. I can't imagine how 2014 could not be a great vintage? I think I've read you say this before about the 2014 vintage in Champagne b...
by Josh Grossman
April 16th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1344
Views: 66776

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Viet Ly wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 9:50 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 9:43 am
I don’t think gcdo will be hard to find at 80 a pop
What does gcdo stand for?
Grand Cellier d’Or
by Josh Grossman
April 15th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1344
Views: 66776

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Frank Murray III wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Boom.....dig the Marguet offer today. That one, it gonna hurt the tarjeta de credito. [help.gif]
Yeah, well worth it though. I was lucky to get my Les Crayères request. I can't imagine how 2014 could not be a great vintage?
by Josh Grossman
April 14th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 54
Views: 2923

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Hopefully Champagne hasn't had any bud break yet either. Last night:
by Josh Grossman
April 13th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1260

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

If you are trying to impress, with the season, I do some hops sprouts (almost just like asparagus when they sprout) with fiddleheads and morels. Morels (I know, fungus) go great with wine. Red bud flowers and locust flowers are edible and great with a bit of walnut oil. It's also the season for ramps.
by Josh Grossman
April 11th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Slowly Getting Priced Out Of The Wine Experience
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: Slowly Getting Priced Out Of The Wine Experience

I should add, I don't find many "good to great" wines in the Cali Cab realm for lower prices...partly (solely) that's due to my preference for subtle oak and lower heat/alcohol, higher acidity wines. But I do enjoy and drink cali cab on occasion, but for me I've concluded its not a "value" region. ...
by Josh Grossman
April 11th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10706
Views: 474956

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

local costco had the 16 beaucasel for $59. i broke down. broke down and cried at the great price? Yeah, that's $10 less per bottle than I paid at Envoyer and I thought Greg offered it at a deal. (Edit: unless Chateau de Beaucastel isn't the same thing as beaucasel? I'm going to be on the watch for ...
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard

2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (4/3/2019) First time with a Goodfellow wine, but thankfully it won’t be the last. Clarity, purity and elegance are the first things that come to mind. Then the tannins k...
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

In that vein and trying to get back on topic, what's the largest price jump at release anyone has seen from one year to another?
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

On LVMH: I have no problem buying from big corporations, I do it all the time. Where do we all get our cars, electronics, electrical power, ibuprofen, etc. etc.? I try to buy from corporations that act ethically, are stewards of the planet, treat their employees well, but with these mega companies ...
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Roy, do you think Champagne would be better if those 3000 acres owned by Moet were owned instead by 60 or so récoltant manipulant growers. Do you think the growers would, on average, pay more attention to the vineyards and be better stewards of their land? I just don't think LVHM cares about anythi...
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Roy, do you think Champagne would be better if those 3000 acres owned by Moet were owned instead by 60 or so récoltant manipulant growers. Do you think the growers would, on average, pay more attention to the vineyards and be better stewards of their land? I just don't think LVHM cares about anythin...
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

I also believe that someone who farms 3,000 acres and annually produces 28,000,000 bottles of champagne isn't much different than Coca-Cola.
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Where I was going is that many of the growers are fast improving and starting to lay down some of their prestige cuvees sur lie for the same amount of time as the huge houses. I think anything owned by LVMH is a perfect example for this thread. I'm sure LVMH is in it for the love of Champagne, (and...
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Let me know what vintages of Gatinois can qualitatively even remotely compare to the same vintage of DP. I think part of it is that it takes capitol to be able to have inventory sitting sur lie for a decade. Not many independent producers had the finical wherewithal to do it. That's changing. There...
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

I think Champagne is the best Veblen Good. Everybody knows that when you serve Champagne you're cookin' with gas. A lot of these expensive brands like Dom Perignon are made in huge quantities. I saw Gatinois for sale on line for around $45. This is made from grand cru grapes in Ay. Gatinois sells m...
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

This is pretty much the case with all of these status signals, no? My wife sees (and disdains) signals in handbags I don't even notice. She won't notice a Patek or Paul Newman Daytona or Vacheron but I might. There are few marques that are instantly recognizable to the masses, and when a logo gets ...
by Josh Grossman
April 3rd, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

I once talked to someone who had consulted for a Napa winery. One of the first things he told them was to raise the price of their top Cabernet dramatically. He said it wasn't priced highly enough for certain buyers to be interested. When the next vintage released, the same wine for much more money...
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 37001

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Think that 2017 Donnhoff will be stellar and a quarter cheaper than the lowest on Winesearcher.
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 68
Views: 2951

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

Not sure if it's a great wine but:

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by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

FWIW, I’m not sure Cristal is still a good example of a Veblen good. It was primarily rappers driving that status, and they dropped the brand when they felt the love was not reciprocated. As far as Neal’s point, Cristal is not a Veblen good to him, whether or not it is still a Veblen good in the br...
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

FWIW, I’m not sure Cristal is still a good example of a Veblen good. It was primarily rappers driving that status, and they dropped the brand when they felt the love was not reciprocated. As far as Neal’s point, Cristal is not a Veblen good to him, whether or not it is still a Veblen good in the br...
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

I will never buy Sceaming Eagle, anything owned by LVMH (Château Cheval Blanc, Château d'Yquem, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Krug), E. Guigal, M. Chapoutier, Groupe Artémis (Château Latour), Constellation Brands (Mondavi and Opus), or Penfolds Grange as the conspicuous consumption is one ...
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Something I 've noticed is that academics from every field are sneaking into the wine world. Geologists are a natural fit. We've got the Society of Wine Economists, which can claim TV as one of their own, although sociology might make a claim. Climatologists are having a field day. There's always t...
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Clone Question
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Clone Question

My question can affect many grape varieties, but I’ll express it in terms of PN which is easier for me. PN comes in many clones: various Dijon, Pommard, Wadswil, etc. If those various clones are planted in a vineyard, say 25 acres , and produced for 25-30 years will the individual clones start to e...
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

While Crystal is a true Veblen good, much of the wine we, as collectors purchase, are actually Giffen goods. Like Veblen goods where demand increases with price, Giffen goods demand also increase with price because their correlated Veblen goods become too expensive driving up demand and subsequent ...
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Definitely a Veblen good. Without these Veblen Wines (we should copyright that) many oenophiles would have no satisfying way to fulfill their need to work social signaling into the hobby. If there were no Veblen wines, would we have ever had the bozos in the "heavy lumber" wine tasting crowd? It ta...
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Markus S wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 9:22 am
Could be...if you let it.
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

It takes a Veblen good to generate something like a self-referential frat of winos...Hollywood Jef, Big Boy, King Angry, The Punisher, The Bone Collector, The Pope, King Angry, The Hillbilly, The Big Ticket, Bad Boy Bruce, and The Don. Wine bleeds Veblen. I don't know who any of those people are so...
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

I don't, which is why I don't buy classified growth Bordeaux, high-end Burgundy, and allocated Napa Cabs. To me, the juice in the bottle is not that much better, if at all better, than many other wines and I'm not interested in letting people know what I'm drinking or conspicuous consumption. In so...
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Or maybe there was a reason that Cristal didn't seem like the best example of a Veblen good to me: https://www.beyondcostplus.com/blog/veb ... real-world
by Josh Grossman
April 1st, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1680

Wine as a Veblen Good?

Do you buy wine that is considered a Veblen good? On the wiki page for Veblen good, there is a picture of a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal--a forum favorite. That said, I can think of much worse examples than Cristal (Screaming Eagle, DRC, First Growths). How much of some wines high prices is scar...
by Josh Grossman
March 31st, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 383
Views: 17313

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Jeffrey Neal wrote:
April 2nd, 2018, 5:49 pm
1137 bottles

Goal is to get down to 1000 by the end of 2018.

BTW, I am 61
I also have exactly 1137 in my cellar but I'm 36...
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by Josh Grossman
March 31st, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1344
Views: 66776

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

The Paul bara listed today is very good but not an amazing price. Yeah, I picked up a few bottles of it at the last, Lastbottle.com marathon for $50 a piece and free shipping. Looks like Firstbottle.com still has them for $60. With the $3.50 per bottle shipping added in for Envoyer it's an easy pass.
by Josh Grossman
March 31st, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Florence recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 591

Re: Florence recommendations

We are doing a week in Tuscany and a week on the Amalfi Coast at the end of June/beginning of July. I've been to Italy, but it was over a decade ago and I stayed mostly north (did see Lucca and Cinque Terre)--but were mostly backpacking in the Dolomites. I'll leave out the Amalfi notes as you won't ...
by Josh Grossman
March 31st, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 37001

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Nice price on Roilette Tardive mags. In. X 4 Anyone hear back on these? I poked Greg about it like 10 days ago, he thought we were good, but I've never seen an invoice. I asked for two mags and have yet to hear back. I responded about an hour after the offer went out though, so doubt my data point ...
by Josh Grossman
March 21st, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 549
Views: 32562

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Quality Brut from a 375: This was disgorged in October of 2017. This was a completely a different animal than the last bottle I had (which was more citrusy and bright). This was much more developed with more pears and chamomile on the top note and a long marzipan and honey...
by Josh Grossman
March 21st, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants

Chautauqua Dining Hall and Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder are both worth a detour if you get in that direction. One of my best meals was Soupcon Restaurant, in Crested Butte. If I ever have a bit too much money, Dunton Hot Springs Resort looks amazing.
by Josh Grossman
March 21st, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1344
Views: 66776

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I sometimes wish that I didn't get all of them though because I have an Envoyer shipment due tomorrow morning with 94 bottles in it.
by Josh Grossman
March 21st, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1344
Views: 66776

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I use roadrunner on Apple computers. I guess I could switch it to gmail but then I’d never see the offer fast enough to reply to get any. I’ve had several pm’s confirming frustration among other members. I appreciate your effort to figure it out Julian, so what does Zachys, Rare wine or even someon...

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