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by Sh@n A
March 27th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 58
Views: 1372

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

What are thoughts on 2009 reds? I thought WB wasn't so bulled up on '09s, but they have popped up a bunch of times here. I was not a fan when they were first released but they firmed up nicely after about a year. More recently I've buried them on the assumption that they're probably shut down. But ...
by Sh@n A
March 27th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 58
Views: 1372

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

What are thoughts on 2009 reds? I thought WB wasn't so bulled up on '09s, but they have popped up a bunch of times here.
by Sh@n A
March 24th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12913
Views: 628883

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

K. Tr@n wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 11:42 am
Anymore where those come from?
Lots in London. Used Wine-Searcher.
by Sh@n A
March 24th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12913
Views: 628883

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Taking advantage of weak GBP... '06 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut, '08 Cristal (not too much savings vs. US though), and '14 VCC ($130)
by Sh@n A
March 22nd, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?
Replies: 25
Views: 1766

Re: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?

Missing the $600-700 option
Has hit auction at $630 already
UK price low is $550

Given UK prices are already <$600, I answered $500-600.
by Sh@n A
March 20th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 58
Views: 1518

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

Comte mushroom grilled cheese... Sliced and saute mushrooms (I used the baby bellas) with diced onion and garlic. Add a splash of red sherry vinegar to taste. Stir in thyme if available. Mix in some of your comte to make a little creamy. Spoon onto slice of buttered bread (butter facing outside). Ad...
by Sh@n A
March 19th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 152
Views: 9937

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Andrew M wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 6:43 pm
around $200 a case to really treat the bottles well
What do you mean "really treat the bottles well"? I imagine you can find services for $10-12/bottle, but defer to others here on who those vendors may be.
by Sh@n A
March 18th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!
Replies: 75
Views: 20206

Re: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!

It has been many months and multiple unresponded emails, but I too am owed by Jonathan.
by Sh@n A
March 17th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 152
Views: 9937

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

PSA... GBP back at lows... 1.21
by Sh@n A
March 6th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE
Replies: 97
Views: 8238

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

Anyone have the 2016 Vietti Castiglione to compare against the Produtorri? Similarish price point (Vietti seems to be coming mid-$40s).

Or a general comment on how the Produtorri will stack up against normales from the '16 vintage?
by Sh@n A
March 5th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] For Sale: Paulee Grand Tasting Ticket
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: For Sale: Paulee Grand Tasting Ticket

Raul Mariani wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 5:49 am
Have interested party for your ticket. PM sent.
Thanks Raul. Have not received PM or email.
by Sh@n A
March 4th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 84
Views: 6818

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

Our shop just moved from the white truffles to black. It’s not cheap though at €15 for a ~250ml pot. (And another €15 for the pot itself) I think that converts into $17 for 8.5 ounces + $17 for pot = $34 US websites sells it for $89 for 8.8 ounces. Free shipping though! https://us.maille.com/collec...
by Sh@n A
March 4th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] For Sale: Paulee Grand Tasting Ticket
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: For Sale: Paulee Grand Tasting Ticket

Will sell at cost, no tax...
by Sh@n A
March 2nd, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5188

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

You could go another route of sowing doubt in the $80-200 wines (assuming they don't all have to be cabs). E.g., go with higher acid wines for the higher priced bottles / find low CT ratings for general bottles in that range / find something feral. They may feel like something is "off" because its n...
by Sh@n A
March 2nd, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 163
Views: 12562

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

No weakness for what I bid for at Acker HK or Zachy upcoming auction.
by Sh@n A
March 1st, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] For Sale: Paulee Grand Tasting Ticket
Replies: 4
Views: 379

[SOLD] For Sale: Paulee Grand Tasting Ticket

This is for the 2017 vintage tasting on Saturday. Selling at my cost. Would love to go, but I have a conflict that weekend.
by Sh@n A
February 28th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 163
Views: 12562

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

My low bids at HDH auction were... too low. '05 Faiveley Beze.. effectively went for $400/bottle with commission. Available at retail $350... not gonna win the '89 Lynch Bages...
by Sh@n A
February 27th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 163
Views: 12562

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

I reduced/cancelled some bids.
by Sh@n A
February 27th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12913
Views: 628883

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
2015 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
by Sh@n A
February 26th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo price - G. Rinaldi and B. Mascarello
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Barolo price - G. Rinaldi and B. Mascarello

Markus S wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 9:34 am
Sh@n A wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 8:02 am
...I respect retailers who have stopped working with the importer.
Who Is the importer? because I've seen several names.
Don't know. Just been told by two retailers on East Coast that I buy from, that they know longer work with them. Perhaps there are multiple importers...
by Sh@n A
February 26th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Wines of Mike Smith: NYC midtown mid April
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Wines of Mike Smith: NYC midtown mid April

I am down to bring a Salt Vine.
by Sh@n A
February 26th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo price - G. Rinaldi and B. Mascarello
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Barolo price - G. Rinaldi and B. Mascarello

Re Rinaldi, that the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 are readily available at that price point or lower suggests the trend has been maxed. I believe distributors/importer still have plenty of stock of certain vintages. People on WB previously said sales not would not happen, and I picked up 2014 Brunate o...
by Sh@n A
February 26th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Fara's offline - Wine List
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Di Fara's offline - Wine List

A bit of a mad dash, so caveat emptor... 2011 Monprivato: Strong showing, reflecting ripe red fruit with a smooth finish. Not particularly deep or complex at this point. 2012 Vietti Lazzarito: Poor showing for the price point, a bit muddled. Disappointing to me as I brought it. Hopefully improves wi...
by Sh@n A
February 21st, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] FS: 1 Ticket to Paulee 3/6 LaFarge Tasting/Seminar
Replies: 2
Views: 346

[SOLD] FS: 1 Ticket to Paulee 3/6 LaFarge Tasting/Seminar

Selling at my cost $225+tax. Paypal/Venmo. https://www.lapaulee.com/program#2020-lafarge-seminar-section Seminar - Domaine Lafarge Clos du Château des Ducs at DANIEL with a special film by Lola Taboury-Bize featuring three generations of the Lafarge family 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm DANIEL - 60 East 65th Str...
by Sh@n A
February 21st, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 1448

Re: My five favorite vegetables

Steak frites
Burger with fixings (or animal style)
American chinese chicken and broccoli, made spicy
Tandoor cooked chicken/lamb
Bolognese

Broccoli
Onions
Garlic
Tomatoes
French Fries
by Sh@n A
February 19th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.
Replies: 30
Views: 1047

Re: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.

https://www.skurnik.com/sku/pinot-noir-english-hill-vyd-the-withers-2-2-2-2/ "The earthy aromas and flavors feature dark cherry, herbs, dried Oolong tea, and cardamom spice. Its medium bodied frame is buttressed by strong acidity, giving the wine both elegance and structure that will enable it to dr...
by Sh@n A
February 17th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1992 Liparita Cellars Howell Mountain Merlot
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: 1992 Liparita Cellars Howell Mountain Merlot

Snagged a '94 Merlot mag on winebid. Thanks, Victor.
P.S. someone sniped the '92s cabs and merlot....
by Sh@n A
February 17th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 5855

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

I have had some wines which definitely have that musty old library book feel, which hasn't bothered others at the table (eg many 50+ old nebbiolo). So you may be more sensitive to that sensation. But not all old wines have that feel. Someone generously shared an 89 Lynch Bage a few weeks ago that wa...
by Sh@n A
February 16th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 675
Views: 74917

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Park avenue winter. Now 50, used to be 35
by Sh@n A
February 16th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 LAVINEA Pinot Noir Nysa Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills)
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2016 LAVINEA Pinot Noir Nysa Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills)

Had a positive experience with a Lavinea Lazy River by the glass at a restaurant a few weeks ago, on my list to learn more about (but its a very long list...)
by Sh@n A
February 13th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 23
Views: 3189

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

The explanation given to me why Grasso prices listed at $100, is they marked them up proactively not certain of tariff situation. But even if tariffs don't come, they will try to keep the price and sell the vintage (which AG came out today and did his part to highlight is a strong vintage).
by Sh@n A
February 12th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Last minute Burgundy travel question...
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Last minute Burgundy travel question...

Thanks for advice. Will not make it to Burgundy this weekend, but am emailing with Bill to plan a future trip.
by Sh@n A
February 12th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 23
Views: 3189

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Seeing some mighty increases for 2016. 2013 and 2015 Grasso freely available for $80. 2016 Grasso getting listed for $100.
by Sh@n A
February 11th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Last minute Burgundy travel question...
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Last minute Burgundy travel question...

Bill responded really quickly to my email, thanks. Two issues he flagged, (1) he is well booked and (2) weekend appointments are difficult.
by Sh@n A
February 11th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Last minute Burgundy travel question...
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Last minute Burgundy travel question...

Wondering if its possible, on a last minute trip, to set up 1-2 days of tastings in Burgundy? I have miles to use and have a window to take... this weekend for four full days (Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon). Was thinking perhaps can spend 2 of those nights in Burgundy and do 3-4 tastings. But I have no idea if ev...
by Sh@n A
February 11th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 23
Views: 3189

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Dinesh Goyal wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 6:09 am
As of right now I have my eyes on Vietti, Elio Grasso, Elvio Cogno, Francesco Rinaldi and Brovia. Roagna normally releases much later.
Which Vietti SVDs? All of them? [berserker.gif]
by Sh@n A
February 9th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donating wine- how to calculate tax deduction?
Replies: 32
Views: 1498

Re: Donating wine- how to calculate tax deduction?

Thank you all for the responses. Will create additional supporting records for my basis.
by Sh@n A
February 9th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 6353

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****

how were the shipping charges handled? have refunds already been made, or should we keep an eye out for them?

P.S. thank you for the strong offer.
by Sh@n A
February 8th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donating wine- how to calculate tax deduction?
Replies: 32
Views: 1498

Donating wine- how to calculate tax deduction?

I am donating a wine focused dinner for a charity auction. Each individual wine is under $250 value ($100-150 each) and in aggregate it adds up to ~$900 of value. This value is based on wine-searcher pro "lowest" listing and all bottles have a few listings. If I add in the value of tax and shipping,...
by Sh@n A
February 6th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mendoza: 8 pieces of advice, and thoughts on wine too!
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: Mendoza: 8 pieces of advice, and thoughts on wine too!

Thanks for notes! This brings back some memories.. the lunch and vista at La Azul, the hole-in-wall winery of Carmelo Patti, and bumping into Congressman Aaron Schock at Pulenta Estates (also enjoyed that cab franc, am curious to retry it today). One of my own thoughts of that trip was if I returned...
by Sh@n A
February 6th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BURGUNDY price jump OFF DOMAINE
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: BURGUNDY price jump OFF DOMAINE

Many UK retailers would not sell much to me 2018 EP, holding many wines hostage. I had to pay up decently in secondary to secure the one producer I wanted to buy. So it seems that others are fine to step up...

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