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by Toby P
January 20th, 2021, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85366

Re: Official WTSO thread

Nope, if you add any 2 sets (can be same or different ones) to your cart then go to checkout the discount should be applied there
by Toby P
January 20th, 2021, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85366

Re: Official WTSO thread

Weekly tasting has a solid looking deal - couple of Pascal Aufranc Julienas wines. With BOGO 50% off, comes to $12.50 per bottle on 8 bottles, not bad daily drinker price for cru beaujolais with some solid reviews
by Toby P
January 13th, 2021, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1176
Views: 89670

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

looks like it's up on the site btw

(edit to remove bad link)
by Toby P
January 8th, 2021, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74435

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

A recent poster (#697) gave a strong endorsement for the day-before 2 hr decant and rebottling
by Toby P
January 3rd, 2021, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1176
Views: 89670

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

I picked up my first WA private label, went for the Echoes in the Canyon based on likely source material (Vine Cliff 16 Rows, albeit not a shiner) + Andreas' tasting group scoring it as one of the top 3-4 WA private label wines (and the master of wine naming it one of his top 2). Can get it to $24 b...
by Toby P
January 3rd, 2021, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Fridge or Interior Closet - Help Please
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Wine Fridge or Interior Closet - Help Please

Yeah agree with last poster - I think a smaller, less expensive fridge seems to be your best option given you have ~60 bottles (and perhaps don't even need them all to go in the fridge). Keep in mind that these fridges run best when close to full, i.e. you probably don't want a 200 bottle fridge wit...
by Toby P
January 1st, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting: Five 2018 Wine Access Private Labels and one de Negoce (OG 50)
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Blind Tasting: Five 2018 Wine Access Private Labels and one de Negoce (OG 50)

I would push back in general on the idea that a) the wines aren't being reviewed well and b) there is anything misleading about what Cam is doing. Regarding a), I'd say the clear impression from the notes on the "what DN are you drinking" thread, and CT, is quite positive. My personal expe...
by Toby P
December 30th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 195
Views: 36373

Re: Wine Refrigerators

FYI the 400 bottle Artevino at Costco is on sale now, ~10% ($400) off
by Toby P
December 28th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

This looks like the best guess, fits the "prices at the winery start at well over $100" comment(although it could be read to refer to just the specific cabernet on offer I suppose), and unless Cam is intentionally misdirecting (pretty much no chance IMO) , the use of damson plum seems to ...
by Toby P
December 28th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Franciscan lists Stylus at $110 and nothing above that, doesn't fit with "prices at the winery *start* at well over $100". Also not sure they have the production for 850 extra cases though didn't find that info
by Toby P
December 28th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

How about Staglin? This would be my guess. Cam mentions "OG N.100 comes to us from one of the true icon's of the Rutherford . The estate is located at the southern end of the appellation , yet in the heart of the Oakville and Rutherford Bench complex of alluvial fans". Staglin is on the s...
by Toby P
December 27th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Can't be BV, they have plenty of wines (including cabs) that start well below $100
by Toby P
December 23rd, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4089
Views: 429752

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Brunello mystery seems like it could be one of the better ones, went in for some
by Toby P
December 22nd, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85366

Re: Official WTSO thread

Couple more $10 off $50 coupons below, I grabbed some of the Broccardo Barolo off the last chance page

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STARCRAWL20
by Toby P
December 17th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

wait now I'm super curious, which Garagiste mystery bottles did you throw out Matt T?
by Toby P
December 17th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

I also wonder if there isn’t a bit a disappointment since the drop off in posts came shortly after delivery of the summer “holds.” There may have been unrealistic expectations on the part of some purchasers that they were getting greater bargains than they actually received and for them, the bloom ...
by Toby P
December 17th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74435

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Have tried 5 DNs so far: #8 (Veeder Cab), 15 (Merlot), 16 (Sauv Blanc), 25 (Spring Mtn Cab) 36 (Pride Chard). I'm a "casual" drinker so probably meaningless for the aficionados here (and no way I can do tasting notes), but we've really enjoyed all of them, exceptional value. The whites ar...
by Toby P
December 16th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 195
Views: 36373

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Jesus Christ... I just looked up all these units mentioned and I do not have that kind of expendable capital to spend in order to store my lot of 90 bottles.. Is there a cheaper option to all of this? Has anyone decided maybe an alternative situation instead of these units? I mean wow I know it was...
by Toby P
December 13th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Wonder if Cam does anything interesting for Berserker Day or just waives shipping like Black Friday. Another free shipping promo makes sense...or maybe he does that for a year end sale? If he combined a free shipping with a mix + match store that would definitely get me off the sidelines for anothe...
by Toby P
December 11th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

the straight CS could maybe fit if "91+" ultimately morphed to 92? The Seven Hills doesn't look like a great fit as those blends are much less CS dominant (50-60%) than the DN blend (>80% CS)...and the 91 Tanzer score is below 92-94 range
by Toby P
December 11th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Just based on the description, I'd say the most likely source (still need to look into scores etc. to confirm) is Pepper Bridge, which if true would make this a screaming deal... and in which case, try don't touch this for 3 - 5 years... Or Tranche? Tranche looks like they retail their CS for $50 f...
by Toby P
December 11th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

damit, first one that's tempted me in a while. Was going to wait and see what the mix and match store looked like if it ever launched...
by Toby P
December 7th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2344
Views: 265962

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

If anyone spots good deals on stems this holiday season please feel free to share as well!
by Toby P
December 3rd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74435

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Was very tempted by 68 on Black Friday, looking forward to your thoughts. I think there were a couple of positive reactions earlier on this thread, although worth keeping in mind the description says "best of this wine is a couple years out" (which is prob true for all the higher end DN ca...
by Toby P
December 1st, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

L’Ecole whites don’t seem to fit the retail prices Cam indicated (only the Chardonnay is over $30, Semillon way under)
by Toby P
December 1st, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 195
Views: 36373

Re: Wine Refrigerators

I initially planned on going with the Costco WE 300 bottle fridge (now $1700), then decided what the heck and had an actual wine cellar priced out for me. That was so expensive it actually made the Le Cache seem like a pretty solid in between alternative / wine cellar replacement. Thinking about the...
by Toby P
November 30th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12650

Re: Black Friday Sales

Invino also doing 20% off with code CYBERMONDAY (well, $40 off $200...and I think you can re-use the coupon). Grabbed the last few Domaine de Cambes for ~$31, an Adelsheim single vineyard for ~$30, and some odds and ends. Might be some other interesting stuff
by Toby P
November 30th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74435

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

had the 21 Atlas Peak cab with dinner last night. Decanted 4 hours. Either not ready or not that good. I believe the former. I opened abottle 2 weeks ago and it shows real promise IMHO. Still young though... CT notes seem quite positive but overwhelming consensus that it is super young and really n...
by Toby P
November 29th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4089
Views: 429752

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Almost went in for those Riedel stems but then remembered someone mentioning the absurd shipping costs on those (thank you for the heads up on that btw). Can prob find some good glass deals with free shipping btwn Cyber Monday / year end sales Per stem price on David’s Glasvins are barely more with...
by Toby P
November 29th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4089
Views: 429752

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Almost went in for those Riedel stems but then remembered someone mentioning the absurd shipping costs on those (thank you for the heads up on that btw). Can prob find some good glass deals with free shipping btwn Cyber Monday / year end sales
by Toby P
November 28th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74435

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

happy to move on and back to tasting notes / wine has anyone tried both the 43 and 49...or otherwise have an opinion between them? Debating picking one up as a good daily drinker cab, all my other DN cabs have been the higher tier ones that should probably be mostly left to sit for at least a year (...
by Toby P
November 27th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74435

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

based on today's re-offer, I decided to pop a No.43, 2018 Napa (Oakville/St. Helena) Cabernet Sauvignon (thought to be Boeschen). Decanted for 2 1/2 hours, this is quite a serious wine, of that there can be no doubt. Powerful nose black current, graphite, violets. Quite tannic and tight on the pala...
by Toby P
November 27th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74435

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Or...maybe the wine just sucks. Considering pretty much everyone else has really liked it and thought it tasted exactly like a cab, seems that is unlikely and much likelier this issue is particular to the reviewer (nothing wrong with that, everyone's palate is different). As I indicated in my previ...
by Toby P
November 27th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Peter C. wrote: November 27th, 2020, 10:59 am N.25 is going to be stunning. Debating a second case - may try 70, too.
Yeah for anyone that missed this, great opportunity to buy at same price but with free shipping. Debating #49 cab (Medlock Ames supposedly) as a solid daily drinker or maybe the #68 cab (Pride)
by Toby P
November 27th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12650

Re: Black Friday Sales

Invino with 15% off Bubbly (code: BUBBLES) from already discounted prices (think many / most of these have come through Last Bottle before). I know nothing about bubbly so if anyone has recommendations for a newbie from the selection here would be curious to hear!

https://www.invino.com/wines/bubbles
by Toby P
November 26th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74435

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened up a OG1 tonight. Now I know there have been mixups with this wine regarding shipping and people are anxiously awaiting receiving this wine. This is my third bottle opened. First two were opened soon after I received the wines and to be quite honest the wine was meh. Not wonderful, not horri...
by Toby P
November 25th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85366

Re: Official WTSO thread

Also used NATALIE20 a month or so ago and may still be active. Forget if it was $5 off $25 or $10 off $50
by Toby P
November 25th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85366

Re: Official WTSO thread

Some codes that seem to work now. Been using them to pick up 1-2 lots of Vitanza Brunello, Cortonesi La Mannella Brunello, Elodia Fuego Blanco Malbec, Quinta do Vallado Superior

$5 off $25
WINETIME2020
VINEADAY
WINESPLASH20
PPRG20

$10 off $50
SEEJANEDRINK20
by Toby P
November 25th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74435

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Have tried 5 DNs so far: #8 (Veeder Cab), 15 (Merlot), 16 (Sauv Blanc), 25 (Spring Mtn Cab) 36 (Pride Chard). I'm a "casual" drinker so probably meaningless for the aficionados here (and no way I can do tasting notes), but we've really enjoyed all of them, exceptional value. The whites are...
by Toby P
November 23rd, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Yeah agree it's not too likely...it's almost impossible to imagine he went to Europe on a sourcing trip, during COVID and while churning out tons of offers and putting out operational fires here. And not sure how else he'd have a Bordeaux offer, but who knows. If it's a CA/WA blend that's some tease...
by Toby P
November 23rd, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Surprised nobody's commented on: "Also, stay tuned for a very special offer tomorrow...92-94 point Bordeaux for under $20!"

Are we getting an actual Bordeaux De Negoce?! I assume he doesn't mean Bordeaux blend...
by Toby P
November 15th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA All VinGarde Valise models for $125 US/125 euros (50-65% off)
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Re: PSA All VinGarde Valise models for $125 US/125 euros (50-65% off)

Barry L i p t o n wrote: November 15th, 2020, 11:05 am Is the sale over? Or is there a code? Was about to buy one as a gift, but the website shows regular price, with an offer of $160 towards wine at any retailer. (wonder how that works). Leaves the Grande at $189 I think.
See the first post in the thread - there are codes
by Toby P
November 15th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA All VinGarde Valise models for $125 US/125 euros (50-65% off)
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Re: PSA All VinGarde Valise models for $125 US/125 euros (50-65% off)

Possible this has been discussed in other related threads, but what are people's core use case(s) for these? Is it mostly vacation / renting a home for a week type situations where you want to bring your own wines?
by Toby P
November 15th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Over in the reviews section there are several that are some variation of: "Popped an OG XX. It's really good. I wouldn't pay the advertised $XXX for it, but I would pay $XX for it. Really happy at the $X price." It's seemingly a perfectly rational analysis, but I'm wondering if it's some ...
by Toby P
November 14th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

MathewT you have wayyy to much time on your hands. I am curious how old you are? For people trying to follow the thread for other reasons than your personal beef with anyone that disagrees with you, may be better for you to PM for all arguments that may take up 30 pages of this thread Thanks Michae...
by Toby P
November 13th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Tempted but decided to pass at the $15++ price point
by Toby P
November 13th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4089
Views: 429752

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Received a big shipment recently with all my Garagiste orders from the last ~2 yrs (since I started buying, so my first ever shipment). I'd say my feeling on the mysteries overall - just based on the reveal and comparable pricing etc, not tasting - was decent but not blown away. Some seemed like gen...
by Toby P
November 12th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Lots of N.23 Carneros Chardonnay back up (currently reads 285 cases) - interesting decision given N.77 is still up and selling very slowly. https://www.denegoce.com/products/og-n-23-2019-napa-carneros-chardonnay-12-bottle-case-ships-october-12th?_pos=1&_sid=37f9faf7f&_ss=r Too lazy to scrol...
by Toby P
November 12th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74435

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Drinking 12 tonight...It sure is an easy drinker. The consensus in the house is I should have bought more of the whites and pinots that we purchased. My two favorites so far of the 7 that I’ve tried have been whites and my third favorite is a Pinot. This would align with the idea that the whites / ...
by Toby P
November 7th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561847

Re: de Negoce offer

Wow, the John Fox story definitely doesn’t seem entirely unlikely to be repeating itself here. https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/wine-ponzi-scheme This is ridiculous - you shouldn't accuse a business owner of widespread fraud so casually with no facts to back it up. Poorly organized shipping is not ...

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