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by Sh@n A
December 12th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sophienwald "The Perfect Glass" - SW
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Sophienwald "The Perfect Glass" - SW

GregT wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 8:14 am
then potentially another set of "Machine Mades" for guests
Give them plastic tumblers! Clumsy bastards.
Wife wants to give guests the Riedel tumbler. Am hoping the machine made can compete.
by Sh@n A
December 12th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sophienwald "The Perfect Glass" - SW
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Sophienwald "The Perfect Glass" - SW

Email response in 24-48 hours per my experience. But a comprehensive email response.
by Sh@n A
December 11th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sophienwald "The Perfect Glass" - SW
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Sophienwald "The Perfect Glass" - SW

I just picked up a couple of their Essential and Red Burgundy glasses as well. I prefer the balance and look of their Essential glasses, so got a majority of those. They are also sending me one of their "Machine Mades" they will start selling next year at a lower price. Analysis paralysis on which w...
by Sh@n A
December 10th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9818
Views: 436674

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 10th, 2018, 8:38 am
Asked for a few 17 bertheau
Just curious... why 2017 over past vintages? Why do you feel the need to "ask" for them either?
by Sh@n A
December 9th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9818
Views: 436674

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2005 Yquem (couple halves)
2010 & 2012 Bertheau Charmes
2010 Barthod Bruns and Baudes
by Sh@n A
December 9th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Visit to Barolo/Barbaresco: 2014 in bottle, looking forward with 2015-2016-2017-2018, looking back a little with 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: My Visit to Barolo/Barbaresco: 2014 in bottle, looking forward with 2015-2016-2017-2018, looking back a little with

I appreciate these notes. There are producers on your list I have yet to try, although I see negligible bottles on CT. And there are producers I will no longer try after just being smoked on them at auction. Curious, any commentary on 2015s out of N. Piedmonte? Also heartening to see good vibes on t...
by Sh@n A
December 8th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?

Adds a tropical touch if you put a couple drops on pancakes and as the griddle oil
Make a soup and add alongside ginger, bay leaf and lime for a little thai kick
by Sh@n A
December 8th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 166
Views: 7550

Re: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.

Winebid drinking... and not solo 2008 Oremus Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2001 Mauro Sebaste Barolo Monvigliero 2004 Mauro Sebaste Barolo Monvigliero 2009 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero 2012 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti) 2004 Vietti Barolo Castiglione 1993 Paolo Scavino Barolo R...
by Sh@n A
December 7th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 12-14-18 - NYC offline, 2015 Burgs, PDH- any interest?
Replies: 17
Views: 693

Re: 12-14-18 - NYC offline, 2015 Burgs, PDH- any interest?

I am in on 12/14. I'll bring a Hubert Lignier Chaffots.
I am also a +1 if that's possible. He has not yet selected, but I am encouraging him to bring a 2015 Duroche Lavaut St. Jacques or 2015 Hubert Lignier La Riotte. Can't get the Hubert Lignier VV in time.
by Sh@n A
December 7th, 2018, 7:09 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1620

Re: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)

And then they were 5 (maybe 6 as I confused Gary on dates).
by Sh@n A
December 7th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH 15% Off
Replies: 45
Views: 2541

Re: HDH 15% Off

Shipping to Domaine NJ with them seems pretty good. Was told they do once-a-month temperature controlled shipping to Domaine, for $20/case. Cheaper than Fedex!
by Sh@n A
December 6th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1620

Re: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)

Can you please note what wine you will bring.
by Sh@n A
December 6th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1620

Re: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ ???? (12/13)

As it turns out, Quality Italian is booked. I'm securing Little Frog.
by Sh@n A
December 6th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1620

Re: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ ???? (12/13)

PMs set for two new options.
by Sh@n A
December 6th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1620

Re: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Sutton Inn (12/13)

Sutton Inn ended up closing for a private event, and I did not catch this earlier. Bobby Vans got bought out as well. Looking for a back up space.
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Barolo: Cappellano/Burlotto, Burgundy Les Saint Georges (1er)
Replies: 0
Views: 125

WTB: Barolo: Cappellano/Burlotto, Burgundy Les Saint Georges (1er)

This is a more vague posting. But if anyone has well stored Burlotto, Cappellano (more focused on Rupestris), or Les Saint Georges (I haven't finalized my favorite producer yet of LSG, so am open to suggestions of non-2004 vintage), I would be interested in attractive offers. This is not for the per...
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption if wine had no alcohol
Replies: 46
Views: 1376

Re: Consumption if wine had no alcohol

Interesting point. Who drinks non alcoholic craft beer? There is no mass market. Would be interesting this same question on a craft beer forum to see results.
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9818
Views: 436674

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

16 Balthazar cc 16 MM suchots Attended Rebule de Rhone (?spelling?) a few weeks ago, that that Balthazar CC was my favorite wine there. Added two magnums alongside my singles. I also liked his Cotes du Rhone (especially at that price point), and his natural wine was also pretty good.. for a natural...
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Done

EOM
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have Sauternes prices crashed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Re: Have Sauternes prices crashed?

And versus wine inflation, they are even much cheaper. E.G., new release pricing for a lot of wine is up more than 20% over that period of time.
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2806

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

It confirmed my expectation that following advice on this message board for a cellar costs a lot of money!!!! And that many do practice what they preach.
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have Sauternes prices crashed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Re: Have Sauternes prices crashed?

I picked up the birth year Yquem for 225. Not an outstanding year. But still aged for multiple decades, from a reputable store - and a 750ml!
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have Sauternes prices crashed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Re: Have Sauternes prices crashed?

They show up at all auction sites. No secret sauce. Sweet wines just out of favor, and me myself I may actually prefer tokaji more (but limited experience I’m trying to grow).
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1620

Re: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Sutton Inn (12/13)

I will make the reservation at Sutton Inn today; if there is an issue I will venue shift to Bobby Vans on 54th (close to Sutton Inn).
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 6:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1620

Re: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Sutton Inn (12/13)

A Rubin Stein, just saw this. There is a spot, and I will add you. That said, your wine does not fit the theme -- is it possible for you to change it? I'm happy to try another wine, but would be proper to stay with the theme if possible.
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22219

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

C Chen wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 1:53 pm
199 for 16 jadot csj, ouch. I liked the $80 I paid for 14 at kl lol
I was reminded of your K&L threads when I saw that!
How is that 2016 price supported? Is the 2016 "special"? I had picked up some 2008s for $120, and saw some at auction recently for $80.
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Beef and Vosne
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: TN: Beef and Vosne

So burgundy does pair with beef....
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideal environment to enjoy wine
Replies: 21
Views: 597

Re: Ideal environment to enjoy wine

For me, it was recognizing what I prefer more in wine. I have a relatively poor sense of smell, so when I get a whiff of something I can smell/enjoy -- I will spend more time smelling than drinking. Conversely, I enjoy mouthfeel more than aromatics, so I will savor the wine in the mouth more after d...
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: d'Yquem vs. Tokaji & Others
Replies: 46
Views: 1645

Re: d'Yquem vs. Tokaji & Others

oddly, I'm having allergic reactions to Rieslings, and not Sauternes or the single Tokaji I've tried so far. Is there something different about how Rieslings get their sweetness? I picked up a few Huets, but haven't had a chance to try them yet.
by Sh@n A
December 5th, 2018, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have Sauternes prices crashed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Re: Have Sauternes prices crashed?

I've been picking up a few older sauternes at auction, private collections -- and I love the purchasing experience. Not getting into bidding frenzies, maybe one other bidder (that I can tell). Chambers had a couple pristine 750s of Yquem of my birth year, and I had the luxury of waiting a few days t...
by Sh@n A
December 4th, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22219

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

YLee wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 4:04 pm
I reply within 10 seconds. Not a joke.
My point was not how quickly you respond, but when you receive the email itself, which could be 10 seconds or 5 minutes later than others.
by Sh@n A
December 4th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22219

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Based on my experience with other email lists, I have learned vendors have different email lists, to split the emails into digestible formats to send out. Combined with different email servers etc., different people will receive offers at different times. Chambers, for example, tells me they send ou...
by Sh@n A
December 4th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22219

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Will envoyer cellar your wine for a long time? Did I read that post correctly?
by Sh@n A
December 4th, 2018, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2806

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

As more poll results come in (at 200 now), the dispersion doesn’t really change which I find interesting.
by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption if wine had no alcohol
Replies: 46
Views: 1376

Re: Consumption if wine had no alcohol

I guess if it tasted exactly the same. There would still be sensory thrills to be had. But I would have to move up to quality spectrum, and I would generally drink it less often.
by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption if wine had no alcohol
Replies: 46
Views: 1376

Re: Consumption if wine had no alcohol

Sounds like there is a business opportunity for non-fizzy, non-alcoholic fruit juice mixed with pencil shavings, garden hose, dirt and leather. And 5 percent of the time, it’s gone bad.
by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2806

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

Crossed 100 responses within a half day...! A reasonable sample size of responses.
by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2806

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

Brian Tuite wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 6:57 am
Your cellar is generally worth what you paid for it over the years. Some bottles appreciate while others depreciate in value.
Separate thread topic entirely, but I would be curious which bottles are known depreciators!
by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2018, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2806

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

Aren’t you just asking how big something else is? ;) Not really! There are a couple different reasons for doing this poll: shameful curiosity, financial context for those who post on this forum, I was curious if a mean/median result would really spit out something like $80K (which to me was very si...
by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2018, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2806

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

Brian Tuite wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 5:16 am
I thought you meant since I started collecting. I voted 1 tier too high.
I enabled re-voting to fix.
by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2018, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2806

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

c fu wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 10:01 pm
Cost of bottles currently in collection? Lifetime?
Cost of bottles currently in collection
by Sh@n A
December 2nd, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2806

How much did you pay for your wine collection?

There have been many polls previously done on cellar size, but not as many polls on the value of bottles being procured for these cellars. There are two ways of measuring cellar value, with have different usefulness... (i) what a bottle is worth today or (ii) what you paid for the bottle. To keep th...
by Sh@n A
December 1st, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3948

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

I used to go to Shun Lee quite often, but would (hope) there is a better place in Manhattan for the wines in question
by Sh@n A
November 30th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9818
Views: 436674

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

chevillon 2005 vaucrains
Jadot 2014 clos denis
Jadot 2015 baudes
Bruno Clair 2010 cazetiers

Thinking about Jouan 2016 village. And what I actually want to buy is Les St Georges after a nice 375 of 2009 Thibault. No discipline...
by Sh@n A
November 30th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22219

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

What are these "Les Drazeys"? 2015 village in Chambolle for $45...
by Sh@n A
November 30th, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22219

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

First envoyer purchase.. I picked up a couple 2014 St Denis + 2015 Baudes (Fuees were taken). Debating 2014 Sentiers, but maybe i'm too late!. Curious what others here focused on
by Sh@n A
November 29th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Iron Gate Wine (Buffalo)
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Iron Gate Wine (Buffalo)

How is their pricing? If collectors one would think it is very good, ie discount to retail?
by Sh@n A
November 29th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy QPR Reds @ Little Frog (Wed 11/28)
Replies: 37
Views: 1266

Re: NYC - Burgundy QPR Reds @ Little Frog (Wed 11/28)

1989 for the win! I liked the venue and would go back. Two burg stems. Order a la carte. Next time just do charcuterie. Then apps. Then ducks. Still managed to be over budget somehow but at 106, more easy. Unlimited bottles. Private “space”. And cheaper than most other options. Although that space i...
by Sh@n A
November 29th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice
Replies: 109
Views: 2242

Re: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice

Where are you buying these halves for burgundy and Barolo? Eg never was offered halves of roagna 2013 pira (id have bought a six pack otherwise). I see these more on private collector offerings versus new releases.

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