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by Neal.Mollen
March 30th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's project
Replies: 28
Views: 1050

Re: Today's project

Beautiful. if your cellar temp is in the 50s, how often do you sit in those nice leather chairs to enjoy a glass?
by Neal.Mollen
March 29th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 3207

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Joe W i n o g r a d wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 10:26 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 10:13 am
YLee wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 4:52 pm
I couldnt watch this. Not my cup of wine.
Why? I know nothing about the movie
It’s a sappy family drama.
thx
by Neal.Mollen
March 29th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 3207

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

YLee wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 4:52 pm
I couldnt watch this. Not my cup of wine.
Why? I know nothing about the movie
by Neal.Mollen
March 28th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2697

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Watching the world go by
by Neal.Mollen
March 27th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 3207

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Cool. Thanks for posting
by Neal.Mollen
March 27th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2104

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Great idea for a thread Robert. Reading with interest
by Neal.Mollen
March 27th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 505
Views: 23963

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

2017 Monte Bello, half a box of 2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva (.375) and half a box of NV Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Brut Rosé (.375) Sigh..... Retired and buying a 2017 MB. Aye Chico. yes, purchased before the scales fell from my eyes. Terminated my "club" mem...
by Neal.Mollen
March 27th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 505
Views: 23963

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

2017 Monte Bello, half a box of 2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva (.375) and half a box of NV Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Brut Rosé (.375)
by Neal.Mollen
March 26th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4058

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

We have a chlorine bleach solution (made to CDC spec) that we mist on pkgs and then let them sit for a day or so. Cardboard is not an especially hospitable platform for the virus.
by Neal.Mollen
March 26th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4058

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

I don't think that is necessary. I didn't read all your posts in this crazy thread Neal so maybe we are mostly saying the same thing. There is no evidence that you can contract Covid-19 from prepared food absent fecal transmission. Again, there is reason and then there is something other than reaso...
by Neal.Mollen
March 26th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4058

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Again, the take out risk is all in the packaging. Well, there is a slightly elevated risk in uncooked food, but the same is true of veggies you buy in the super market and serve raw at home. Actually, the latter seems riskier, as the veggies in the store are on display and presumably available to b...
by Neal.Mollen
March 26th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629789

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ramon C wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 1:32 pm
1994 Rauzan Segla
I was impressed with the 2nd wine "Segla" (or is it "Rauzan"?) from this vintage recently. Thoughts on this?
It's Segla. Or at least it is in modern times. The only one I've had was 2012 and it was very nice (for what it is)
by Neal.Mollen
March 26th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629789

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1994 Rauzan Segla
by Neal.Mollen
March 26th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4058

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Again, the take out risk is all in the packaging. Well, there is a slightly elevated risk in uncooked food, but the same is true of veggies you buy in the super market and serve raw at home. Actually, the latter seems riskier, as the veggies in the store are on display and presumably available to be...
by Neal.Mollen
March 26th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4058

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

I must say this is the most extreme treatise I have seen that is related to the virus. I'll probably be the first one on the Board to kick off due to the virus, but I can't live the way that is being discussed here. I admire the dedication of all you glove wearers, waivers, and wipers, but I just c...
by Neal.Mollen
March 26th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4058

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

I must say this is the most extreme treatise I have seen that is related to the virus. I'll probably be the first one on the Board to kick off due to the virus, but I can't live the way that is being discussed here. I admire the dedication of all you glove wearers, waivers, and wipers, but I just c...
by Neal.Mollen
March 25th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4058

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

I would, and have, reported this to FedEx. Too many possible negatives can come from that practice. Joe Drivers are busting their tail right now under crazy conditions and literally risking their lives so people can get what they need / want. This is the exact opposite time I'd rat out a driver for...
by Neal.Mollen
March 25th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4058

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Just seems totally sketchy. Person making your food may be healthy but can unknowingly pass on the virus as it sits on nice warm food (perfect environment). The risk reward for me isn't worth it, but for those who can't buy groceries and make a meal, this may be your only option. Keep clean!!! Hmmm...
by Neal.Mollen
March 25th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4058

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

FWIW, I absolutely agree that this was not what I wanted nor how it was supposed to work. I assume anything not in my house has the virus and try to act accordingly. John, understand. Being 'safe at home' as we have for the past 6 days or so, I've never really paused this hard to think about exchan...
by Neal.Mollen
March 25th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4058

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Bdklein wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 9:15 am
Didn’t require a signature. But driver said (from a distance ) that if an adult didn’t come to the door that he wouldn’t have left the package .
just had a box placed on the stoop, and the driver didn't knock or wait for me to come to fetch it.
by Neal.Mollen
March 23rd, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 27
Views: 661

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Happy birthday Todd!
by Neal.Mollen
March 23rd, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Montrose
Replies: 31
Views: 1195

Re: TN: 2016 Montrose

God I love Montrose, and that 20 years is so true to form for them in great years, which is why my old ass is not buying. And bummed! I did buy 2014 but did not 2010. The 2005 was my last Montrose from a big structured vintage. I bought a mag of the 2008 for reasons that escape me now. I mean, it w...
by Neal.Mollen
March 19th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629789

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

One bottle of Ruinart NV rose. Crazy I know.
by Neal.Mollen
March 19th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76437

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Josh Grossman wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 10:19 am
RyanC wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 10:13 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 9:44 am
OK, who beat me to the 1998 Winston Churchill for $125?
Was this sent today? If so, my lack of buying in recent months must have moved me off the priority email list. This is the first time I can recall not receiving something.
It was Cellaraiders, not Envoyer...
Ooops, sorry.
by Neal.Mollen
March 19th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76437

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

OK, who beat me to the 1998 Winston Churchill for $125?
by Neal.Mollen
March 17th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long should I wait after transit
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: How long should I wait after transit

And arrived from where? In any event, I'd definitely wait a few weeks. (Cue the travel shock deniers.) John is pointing to the nearly mystical belief that a wine is insulted by the travel itself and will sulk until it is allowed to wait for an extended period. Less controversial is the fact that a ...
by Neal.Mollen
March 17th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long should I wait after transit
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: How long should I wait after transit

I have a 38 year old special bottle that will arrive any day. I was hoping it would have arrived sooner but it looks like it will come a day or 2 before my anniversary, it’s intended use. How much time do you keep a bottle standing up after transit with this amount of age? I think 24 hours might no...
by Neal.Mollen
March 12th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9213

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Excellent idea Robert! Still waiting for this cold to let go, but I will pull something and get it ready; maybe this weekend!
by Neal.Mollen
March 12th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629789

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I BOUGHT WINE!

1986 Meyney
1994 Grand Puy Lacoste
1986 Carbonnieux

also at cellaraiders. I wanted more but cut it off there. Nice score Hank!
by Neal.Mollen
March 12th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12855

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

We had an 11 year bull market. A reckoning was inevitable. It ended now, as opposed to a month from now, because of the coronavirus, but if you weren't anticipating (and planning for) a sharp correction, you simply weren't paying attention. One hopes that when things become clearer with respect to t...
by Neal.Mollen
March 11th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629789

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 7:14 am
6 x 2016 Felsina CC Berardenga Riserva

$25 per from b21 emailer this morning
Bought a bunch of these in 375 @$13 and change from Woodland Hills a few months ago. Just shipping next week.
by Neal.Mollen
March 10th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NYC restaurant recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Re: NYC restaurant recommendations

If only there were a search function https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=159180&hilit=Marea https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=122901&hilit=Marea https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=150305&hilit=Marea https://www.wineberserkers.com/foru...
by Neal.Mollen
March 9th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 229642

Re: Official Costco Thread

Washington D.C. store seems to be getting better wines. Went in today and got 2008 Cristal $229 2016 Ducru Beaucaillou $199 2016 Leoville Poyferre $103 2016 Lynsolence $40 2016 du Tertre $45 2016 Les Ormes de Pez $34 2017 Carmes de Rieussec 375ml $12 2018 Boeckel Midelberg Gewurztraminer $12 2016 R...
by Neal.Mollen
March 7th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629789

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 11:55 am
BAMA and more BAMA.

SLAMMA WHAM-A!

New Chambers offering. Check it.
do they have an email list? I looked a couple of months ago and couldn't find anywhere to sign up. (Turrble website)
by Neal.Mollen
March 7th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12855

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

blarmston wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Brady Daniels wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 8:41 pm
jnbrown wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 8:27 pm

I am the worlds worst investor, what ever I do the market does the opposite.
So expect a further plunge.
Index - Buy - Hold - Rebalance
Please check back in one month from now and let us know how that worked out for you... And don’t fib 😉
one month is not a relevant time horizon
by Neal.Mollen
March 7th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629789

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 8:03 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 7:41 am
I think I bought a couple of bottles of the Natalie Falmet Rose Tentation from envoyer. Haven't heard back yet
Ah, old age setting in. Cannot even recall what you did lol!
Nah, I def ordered a couple. They just haven't responded yet. I assume I bought them
by Neal.Mollen
March 7th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629789

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I think I bought a couple of bottles of the Natalie Falmet Rose Tentation from envoyer. Haven't heard back yet
by Neal.Mollen
March 6th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘Like Licking an Ashtray’: Fires’ Invisible Threat to Australia’s Wines
Replies: 5
Views: 478

‘Like Licking an Ashtray’: The Invisible Threat to Australia’s Wines


"The smoke produced by the wildfires that ravaged the country may ruin entire vintages, but detecting contamination is a guessing game."



https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/worl ... fires.html
by Neal.Mollen
March 6th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA

We are paying 50% here to keep the system going thanks to entrenched interests and huge amounts of lobbying. Consumers have been consistently screwed for decades and I can’t begin to calculate the money that i have paid out to the greedy sods who pay off the politicians to fatten their bank account...
by Neal.Mollen
March 5th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tete de cuvee roses
Replies: 28
Views: 1182

Re: Tete de cuvee roses

BTW, the difference is less -- about 50% for Bollinger Grande Annee. ~$100 for the white, and about 150 for the rosé
by Neal.Mollen
March 4th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 93
Views: 7039

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Hi all, I’ve been getting more and more into wine the past year or two and have had some truly remarkable stuff in that time. My fiancé and I are members at Joseph Phelps, Larkmead, and Failla, and are active mailing list members at Turley, Rivers-Marie, and Realm. We recently also purchased from A...
by Neal.Mollen
March 3rd, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5191

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

Howard Cooper wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 6:07 am
Best $20 or so from California - how about Ridge Three Valleys.
More like $30 (Total has current version for $28), but yes it is a fine bottle of wine and a relative bargain
by Neal.Mollen
March 2nd, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5191

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

Mike R wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 5:24 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 5:21 pm
Use a Rioja blind against Ridge
Not sure where I'd find a properly aged Rioja for 20 bucks...
You absolutely can.

https://www.mndfinewine.com/wines/Marqu ... w3176497yu

https://www.buyritediscountliquors.com/sku51284.html
by Neal.Mollen
March 2nd, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5191

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 4:04 pm
2014 Chateau Lanessan, Haut-Medoc

^^^ Also Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico
by Neal.Mollen
March 1st, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3900

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

well done
by Neal.Mollen
March 1st, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629789

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I came SO CLOSE to buying 2012 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose. Does that count?
by Neal.Mollen
February 29th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3900

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

I wouldn't gift them glasses. But I might give them some.
by Neal.Mollen
February 29th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7390

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 4:52 am
Oh man. Honeymoon plans have been booked for weeks now. Southern Spain (and Mallorca) plus central France.

At this point we are trudging ahead unless something out of our control happens.
COVID aside, congratulations Jorge!
by Neal.Mollen
February 28th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New York City hotels
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: New York City hotels

Lots of great suggestions here guys. Thanks a alot

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