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by B Thorne
October 10th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 72
Views: 2682

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Cody S wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 6:17 am
1985 PJ Belle Epoque
1985 Taittinger Art Series
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by B Thorne
October 9th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 68
Views: 2141

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

Easy: Primary - all the characteristics coming from the vineyard and grape (fruit, floral, herbaceous) Secondary - all the characteristics coming from the wine making process (oak, malo, lees contact, etc) Tertiary- the feeling you get looking at your bank account after buying an aged wine that prop...
by B Thorne
October 2nd, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keys to the Kingdom
Replies: 19
Views: 827

Re: FS: Keys to the Kingdom

R_Gilbane wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 7:07 pm
Mark Y R U ASKING me silly ass questions?
This is one of the best posts i've seen on here in awhile. [cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
September 24th, 2019, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4076

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

+1 Heitz, Dunn, Duckhorn maybe..Opus..lots of good suggestions above

Go to Paso and get funky like the rest of us
by B Thorne
September 21st, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3329

Re: Delta Skyclub

Haven't considered this..the game is changed
by B Thorne
September 20th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2126

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

I get that this was a massive effort and that's really cool. Anybody have any idea what's actually in the glass from the estate site? I'd much rather drink a story-free great wine than a meh wine with a cool story. Anyone know if the juice is as good as the story (which is, admittedly, cool)? I mea...
by B Thorne
September 13th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2256

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

Great note - I, too, have never heard of KK..I am interested to see what the people say. After reading your note I might have to snag a few bottles and see what it's all about for myself.
by B Thorne
September 12th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1597

Re: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

Take receipt of the wines, continue to reach out. If unwilling to send from your address/cellar, just refund and relist them on CC. I'm sure someone would be interested. An unfortunate situation, but such is life when you conduct business. This isn't anything out of the ordinary.
by B Thorne
August 4th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3850

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

Anyone who has allocations they’d like to share / pass on I’d be interested in taking/splitting it with you. Just let me know what you've got [cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
August 3rd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27152

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

the terroir of ecofraud.

interested to see how that shows on the wines with a more little age behind them.
by B Thorne
August 2nd, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 68
Views: 3763

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Talk about a wine I never pass on. Hardy & Co run a fantastic program and their wines are always accessible & priced fairly.

Keep it up!!
by B Thorne
July 30th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10823

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Let’s think critically. Is it possible for this wine to be bad and sub 98? Highly doubtful. This is SQN. Critics needs SQN, they won’t dare bite the hand of Manfred and Elaine’s offspring.

Did I get some? Yes. Am I a sheep? Also, yes. Will I rub myself on the bottles..maybe.
by B Thorne
June 11th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty be Rowdy
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Dirty be Rowdy

I can't get enough D&R. Love what they're doing and how they do it. Hope to make it out there eventually.
by B Thorne
June 11th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 943

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

Agree with all the above sentiment.

Also jealous it sounds like you're landing some quality madeira.
by B Thorne
May 22nd, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: Bubbles (Dom P, Krug, Cristal, Perrier J, ADB, Taittinger) REDUCED
Replies: 2
Views: 824

FS/FT: Bubbles (Dom P, Krug, Cristal, Perrier J, ADB, Taittinger) REDUCED

1985 Dom P - $315 now $300 1985 Taittinger Collection Ed. (Roy Lichtenstein) - $205 now $185 1981 Louis Roederer Cristal (mag) - PENDING 1978 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Rose - PENDING NV Armand De Brignac (ace of spades) Rose - PENDING 1988 Dom P - SOLD 1993 Dom P - SOLD 1976 Krug - SOLD Trades ente...
by B Thorne
May 18th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 4075

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

there is no better feeling than finding a few extra surprise dollars in your pocket


now imagine that, but with wine [cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
April 30th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: low level PSA - Chase Offers - Total Wine - 10% off up to $9 but stackable
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: low level PSA - Chase Offers - Total Wine - 10% off up to $9 but stackable

Maybe you can come close to overcoming the markups if you buy the right juice with coupons and get the full $9 off.

...also buying wine from total wine?

also also only $9 off?

also also also..chase?
by B Thorne
April 26th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Theme ideas for tasting that I will host?
Replies: 26
Views: 1033

Re: Theme ideas for tasting that I will host?

"Fringe" wines

portugal
s. africa
greece
NY
VA
etc


prepare to be surprised
by B Thorne
April 26th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Champagne?
Replies: 40
Views: 1992

Re: Decanting Champagne?

Every time I click into the wine talk part of these forums I pray that this thread has finally disappeared because the thought of decanting a champagne is one that makes me uneasy in the stomach and mind.

never decant champagne.
by B Thorne
April 26th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are you into wine ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1651

Re: Why are you into wine ?

A good reason for drinking alcohol has to be the backbone of every single wine drinker / enthusiasts motivation. Has to be.
by B Thorne
April 21st, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd recent palate sensation
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: Odd recent palate sensation

Maybe you're just drinking bad wine

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by B Thorne
April 20th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hundred Acre Wraith
Replies: 26
Views: 3432

Re: Hundred Acre Wraith

$500/btl, huge allocation, secondary mkt deflation.

why buy now? might as well wait on it, certainly wont get more expensive.
by B Thorne
April 7th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: '13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)

Had another btl tonight. So great. I love berserkerday!
by B Thorne
April 7th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3540

Re: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?

Short answer is no - it's fantastic but has its 'faults' like any other champagne house. Buy the vintage, not the house, is the mantra i've always believed in and it hasn't failed me.
by B Thorne
April 7th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2318

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Think more about cost of replacement than cost of the glass itself. Price that in and you can't go wrong.
by B Thorne
April 7th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This seems a little excessive, no? (UPDATED - it's not)
Replies: 41
Views: 3051

Re: This seems a little excessive, no?

they forgot the step to dim the room lights and light the royal 12 candles and recite the holy prayer of the California chard demigods.
by B Thorne
April 7th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wine fridge malfunction
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Wine fridge malfunction

How long was it at that temp until you noticed it? How old are the wines? I'd say best option to be sure is to gradually bring up to normal storage temp, pop a bottle and check it.

Unfortunate situation.
by B Thorne
March 29th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)
Replies: 3
Views: 295

'13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)

Uhm...this is fantastic ! Nose of raspberry, cranberry, stewed red fruit and licorice, slight spice/cinnamon. Taste confirmed red fruit, pepper, leather, sharp, acidic. Fantastic and approachable high ABV dark purple zin. A great showcase of what cali zin is. High alcohol hangs on a little long in t...
by B Thorne
March 29th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 3027

Re: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle

Austin Hope Cab '15 if you can find it that cheap still, '16 if not.
by B Thorne
March 28th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16673

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Safe to say there was absolutely nothing to take away from that article.
by B Thorne
March 19th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: Spring Bubbles (Dom P, Cristal, Veuve, Taittinger, Perrier J, Ace)
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: FS/FT: Spring Bubbles (Dom P, Cristal, Veuve, Taittinger, Perrier J, Ace)

My goodness, you all love your bubbles! Got a few bottles left still.

Why no love for the rose? NV Armand de Brignac Rose and '78 PJ Rose still on the board, and a lonely '85 Taittinger Collection Ed.
by B Thorne
March 18th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: Spring Bubbles (Dom P, Cristal, Veuve, Taittinger, Perrier J, Ace)
Replies: 1
Views: 438

FS/FT: Spring Bubbles (Dom P, Cristal, Veuve, Taittinger, Perrier J, Ace)

Ok..doing it again. Have multiples of most bottles (just ask) and all come with box. All fills / label conditions are pristine & stored at temp controlled site. Priced at or below W/S lowest. Trade offers entertained for vintage madeira or BTAC bourbons. 1978 Dom P - SOLD 1985 Dom P - SOLD 1988 Dom ...
by B Thorne
March 14th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan Cellars Spring Offering
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Bevan Cellars Spring Offering

Anyone on this list that got an offering for their spring release? I snagged a few.

Sauv Blanc
Chardonnay Richie Vinyard
Pinot Noir Petaluma Gap
Pinot Noir Rita’s Crown (40 cases produced?)

Whatcha all think?
by B Thorne
March 11th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)
Replies: 50
Views: 1903

Re: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)

I am encouraged by this thread! Can’t believe I missed it before. I’m very interested in an offline or any events in the triangle. The NC wine scene is very unique, and I travel a lot during the week, but would be up for meeting some of you good folk. If anyone wants to spearhead this, count me in. ...
by B Thorne
March 10th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 1978 Perrier-Jouet Fleur De Champagne Rose (Special Reserve)
Replies: 1
Views: 237

FS 1978 Perrier-Jouet Fleur De Champagne Rose (Special Reserve)

Rose with age. Difficult to find. Fantastic fill. Fantastic bottle condition. Due to color of glass, you can actually see the sediment floating in the bottle. Pretty neat. asking $325 which is ~%25 off lowest W/S price. Please let me know if you've got any questions or concerns (or would like pictur...
by B Thorne
March 5th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades) Rose (REDUCED)
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades) Rose (NV)

Christian Becker wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 6:55 am
Where are you located ?
North Carolina
by B Thorne
March 4th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades) Rose (REDUCED)
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades) Rose (REDUCED)

I've had this in the cellar for awhile. I'm not fancy enough to justify popping this bottle open. My heart can't do it.

$275 takes it & comes with case. Shipping included within lower 48 CONUS.

Plenty of successful trades and references on CC.

Cheers [cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
March 3rd, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 224

SOLD

Taittinger Collectors Series

Toshimitsu Imai 1988 - SOLD
Corneille 1990 - SOLD
Roberto Matta 1992 - $225 now $200

Shipping CONUS included. Comes with original box(es). Plenty of successful trades and references on CC.

Cheers! [cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
March 3rd, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition
Replies: 62
Views: 5444

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition

Mark Thompson wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 10:02 pm
An HDH auction lot of 8 ‘86 Rausan-Segla’s and 3 ‘86 Palmer’s for $1000 + the 19.5% vig. Seems like it should have been twice that but they set the range low and no one seemed to notice.
Wow - nice!
by B Thorne
February 22nd, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your 'Wonder Grape'?
Replies: 62
Views: 2131

Re: What's your 'Wonder Grape'?

Anton D wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 9:58 am
Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Viognier, and Pinot Blanc.
Yes.
by B Thorne
February 22nd, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?
Replies: 62
Views: 2395

Re: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?

Work related functions / dinners, people tend to drink more. Logic would assume otherwise, but I’d guess its people offering to refill and not wanting to turn down the offer. Lots of left over wine in glasses, I’d imagine, but I like the logic of # of bottles = # of guests +1. Will there be other dr...
by B Thorne
February 22nd, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petrus , the Chambertin of Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Re: Petrus , the Chambertin of Bordeaux

Great notes with a bit of history I didn’t know.

Thanks for sharing. Agree with all your points in Petrus.
by B Thorne
February 19th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 17314

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Stop the madness!


..as we all still buy
by B Thorne
February 16th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Margaux non vintage
Replies: 12
Views: 936

Re: Chateau Margaux non vintage

Fancy fancy.

Please post some pictures and TNs if you do decide to open it. I'll PM my email if required for pics.
by B Thorne
February 16th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?
Replies: 35
Views: 1899

Re: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?

Easy answer for me.

Lynch Bages
by B Thorne
February 16th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: L.A. Times Fast Food French Fry Rankings
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: L.A. Times Fast Food French Fry Rankings

c fu wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 10:02 am
B Thorne wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Arby's curly fries being ranked the same as their normal fries is a sin and makes me lose faith in this entire matrix.
had the curly fries covered with cheese and brisket at the Baltimore airport. There is a God
How can we mere mortals be worthy of something so delectable?

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