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by Sh@n A
October 13th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 75
Views: 2876

Re: Barolo Sediment

So I opened the only old nebbiolo I have / stood up.. a 1978 barbaresco. Poured nearly all of it clean except for last 2 oz I ran through a coffee filter (with a fair amount of caked up sediment left in the bottle). On the PNP, the clean wine tasted on the palate has pure sour strawberry and high to...
by Sh@n A
October 13th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A pair of Louis Boillots
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: A pair of Louis Boillots

What is the Louis Boillot house style? I was under the impression they may be gentler and made for approachable young drinking?
by Sh@n A
October 12th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 italian wine suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: 2014 italian wine suggestions

michael ottesen wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 7:16 am
Burlotto Barolo normale & cannubi are deiish
In 2014
Fratelli Alesandria Barolo normale dribling very Well
Now
Agreed on Burlotto, thought the Cannubi was better than the Monvigliero this vintage, at least at this young age.
by Sh@n A
October 12th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 75
Views: 2876

Re: Barolo Sediment

I have roughly 12-15 bottles standing up at any given point in time. I have a small NY apartment with a 20 bottle wine fridge. I've taken out the bottom shelves to allow 6-7 bottles to stand up with 10 bottles on the top. I'm now thinking of converting the top shelves as well to standing up, which ...
by Sh@n A
October 11th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 italian wine suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: 2014 italian wine suggestions

Jordan D wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 3:59 pm
The 14 Produttori Barbaresco Riservas just hit our market and I’ve stocked up. Particularly on Paje and Rabaja.
Rabaja was top performer of a recent 2014 Produttori crus offline.
by Sh@n A
October 11th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 75
Views: 2876

Re: Barolo Sediment

Doug Schulman wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 4:30 pm
I have no idea why you would want "kinda pristine" when you could have pristine, especially when the difference is so little volume.
Convenience of not needing to stand up a wine 90 days in advance to enjoy it.
by Sh@n A
October 11th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 75
Views: 2876

Re: Barolo Sediment

10% of nasty is nasty. Plenty of us posting in this thread have experienced wines ruined by being stirred up. Nebbiolo in particular. Often, it's actually still suspended sediment in a thin layer above what has settled out. That is easily stirred up and can be particularly bitter. Shine a light thr...
by Sh@n A
October 11th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 75
Views: 2876

Re: Barolo Sediment

I bought two 1999 Maume Charmes. I stood the first up and drank it about 35 days after I stood it up. It was good, enjoyable, but not brilliant. The second bottle that stood up in excess of 90 days at a 45-50 degree angle was so brilliant & delicious that three of us polished off the bottle in abou...
by Sh@n A
October 11th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 75
Views: 2876

Re: Barolo Sediment

The short answer is no. I will usually stand up for > 1 month and decant and still lose 2 oz at the bottom. When I filter those 2 oz through a coffee filter, the sediment disappears but the wine has a notable bitter component from the tannins that remains compared to the rest of the bottle. In this...
by Sh@n A
October 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18299

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Anyone have any idea what will happen when an American tourist comes back to the US with a couple cases of burgundy? In the past, there was no issue since the duty was collected on alcohol volume. Now I'm not sure what will happen with customs. Trivial in the grand scheme of things, but since I am ...
by Sh@n A
October 11th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1433

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Most auction houses I have dealt with have a minimum value for consignments. If the total value is >$5k, I believe K&L will accept it at a 15% commission (10% if >$10k). I’ve sold through K&L and Winebid, and both worked fine. I’d opt for K&L going forward. My recollection is that K&L does not take...
by Sh@n A
October 11th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1433

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Definitely give a look to Commerce Corner. I would price to where you would sell, and don't find WS prices as relevant as much as auction price net of your paddle cost (as this is your best alternative sales route), ie a discount to auction. Ideal price is premium to a discount to auction, but less ...
by Sh@n A
October 10th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1073
Views: 59193

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

A few WBers tried the main '14 Produttori SVDs. Rabaja was the WOTN, with some preferring Montefico as #2. The Montestefano felt bit muddled. The Asili started off amazing on the open, power and elegance, but degraded with more time/air, taking a more candied note.
by Sh@n A
October 10th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jay Miller wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 7:19 am
Sh@n A wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 7:35 pm
2005 Drouhin Les Baudes
That will be a fantastic wine when mature. I love the Drouhin Baudes.
How many more years do you think? The few '05s 1er I've tried seem to need another decade... was hoping this could be an early maturing one..
by Sh@n A
October 10th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 1814

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

Interesting comments on '16 vs '13. I exchanged notes with Fabio in May, and he said "we are satisfied about the quality of the 2015 and we think that together with 2013 and 2016 are the best vintages from 2011".
by Sh@n A
October 9th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Defrauded by someone posing as WB member
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Defrauded by someone posing as WB member

Did this person set up a WB profile, have posts etc., and then used this 'mature' account to defraud? Or are you saying this person represented they were someone else who has a legitimate WB account?
by Sh@n A
October 9th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 37
Views: 4054

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

Can anyone please explain the difference between Giuseppe Cortese Rabaja and the Riserva? I have read online the Riserva has nearly 2x the barrel aging (40 months vs 22 months for the normale, and the Riserva is only made in the best years - it looks like 2016, 2013, and 2011 are the most recent vi...
by Sh@n A
October 9th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1999 Serafin Charmes Chambertin
1999 Michel Magnien Clos St Denis
2002 Forey Les St. Georges
2002 Arlaud Aux Combottes Vieilles Vignes
2005 Drouhin Les Baudes
1996 Cortese Rabaja Riserva
by Sh@n A
October 8th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18299

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Does anyone know how: 1) Italian wines bought in other markets are tariff'd? E.G., if you purchased an Italian wine from France or UK? 2) Whether the tariffs indeed fall away in any calendar year after $7.5BN has been reached, and thus the tariffs would not be in effect for full calendar year 2020? ...
by Sh@n A
October 7th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18299

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I imagine most are tired of the political comments
by Sh@n A
October 5th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 49
Views: 3235

Re: Winebid revised.....

For my pending order... cost to ship 11 bottles vs. a year ago went up ~$1/bottle. From low $30s paid a year ago, to low $40s paid today.
by Sh@n A
October 4th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18299

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Is the $7.5BN verified? So the 25% tariff would never be outstanding for a full year?
by Sh@n A
October 4th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: shipping during the heat snap -- frustrating
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: shipping during the heat snap -- frustrating

I purchased from a local retailer who I thought was using local truck delivery... they used UPS on a day it was 80F. I bought 1 wine to try now and 2 wines to cellar... the 1 wine I tried now was heat damaged or just a bad bottle... not sure what to do with the 2 wines I planned to cellar. Any advice?
by Sh@n A
October 3rd, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18299

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I wonder what retailers that are waiting for shipments to leave France will do... there is no contract for passing through a +25% price increase to a credit card that has already been charged ... they should offer (i) free storage abroad or (ii) cancelling the order entirely. But can they absorb th...
by Sh@n A
October 3rd, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18299

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I wonder what retailers that are waiting for shipments to leave France will do... there is no contract for passing through a +25% price increase to a credit card that has already been charged... they should offer (i) free storage abroad or (ii) cancelling the order entirely. But can they absorb the ...
by Sh@n A
October 3rd, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18299

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Anyone have a sense for expedited shipping cost from Paris or London per case? I literally just paid for 3 cases out of Paris and was about to purchase 3 cases of out of London.. As far as I can tell: * 10/14/19 is a key date. The WTO Dispute Settlement Body still needs to authorize the U.S. decisio...
by Sh@n A
October 2nd, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3142

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

I suspect more than a few prior sources for deals, aka, email list offers and auctions have been impacted by (i) higher pricing generally and (ii) implementation of sales taxes. E.G., a NY fellow had great prices, but he has had to compete with more buyers for private collections in Europe.. raised ...
by Sh@n A
October 1st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 2835

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

There seems to have been a big change. Tasting through the '14 and '15 lineups last year and this year, they were surprisingly transparent and balanced. None of the sort of fuzz that had characterized Scavino's wines for so many years. (I didn't like the '13s, which seemed very muddy/fuzzy/obscured...
by Sh@n A
October 1st, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1999 Jamet original or recent release? If it's recent release (with the new label) I tasted one a few days ago and it was tight and unyielding - patience highly recommended. On the other hand I think the original release is starting to enter its plateau Thanks for asking the question. I assume it i...
by Sh@n A
September 30th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1999 Jamet original or recent release? If it's recent release (with the new label) I tasted one a few days ago and it was tight and unyielding - patience highly recommended. On the other hand I think the original release is starting to enter its plateau Thanks for asking the question. I assume it i...
by Sh@n A
September 29th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Was able to buy a couple Rhones at 'reasonable' prices that I look forward to 'working through' this coming holiday season. [cheers.gif]

2007 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas
2006 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
1999 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie
2009 Clusel-Roch Les Grandes Places
by Sh@n A
September 27th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 37
Views: 4054

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

Can anyone please explain the difference between Giuseppe Cortese Rabaja and the Riserva? I have read online the Riserva has nearly 2x the barrel aging (40 months vs 22 months for the normale, and the Riserva is only made in the best years - it looks like 2016, 2013, and 2011 are the most recent vin...
by Sh@n A
September 25th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2195
Views: 130591

Re: New York City Restaurants

Another great business dinner at The Modern Bar Room. 3 course meal for $75. Food is very good. Nice wine list with many choices under $150. Clients are always impressed. The best mid-town business meal spot I know when you want quick, very good food, great service and a nice wine list. Reasonable ...
by Sh@n A
September 24th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 12:53 pm
we should do it if folks are game.
I would join, and could buy a bottle off the Mark lot or bring something else.
by Sh@n A
September 23rd, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 48
Views: 2144

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

How was the food at Amma?
by Sh@n A
September 22nd, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

No axe to grind here.. just wondering... I always thought StubHub would see more competition given the fees they charge, and these auction houses do have competition (so many auction houses vs. just one stub hub) yet fees haven't come down. there are numerous ticket sites competing with stubhub. St...
by Sh@n A
September 22nd, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

How profitable are these auction houses? Presumably they pay for shipping to their auction center and inspect wines. They then guarantee a low selling price and take a vig off the seller. And then charge 20% from the buyer, can charge expensive shipping (at times) and now have to charge tax. They do...
by Sh@n A
September 22nd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2814

Re: Greer 2016

OwenB wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 10:47 am
[winner.gif] If anyone in NYC doesn’t want all three or is willing to part with a bottle, I’d be happy to chip in for one. Thanks.
PM Sent. Only picked up a couple to try because of WB, so I am happy to share one.
by Sh@n A
September 21st, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anyone in Reno, NV who wants earn a quick $50?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Anyone in Reno, NV who wants earn a quick $50?

Greg K wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 10:05 pm
I thought you needed some divorce work done quick [stirthepothal.gif]
Given all the time I spend on this hobby, it could be coming. As long as she takes the off vintages...
by Sh@n A
September 21st, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anyone in Reno, NV who wants earn a quick $50?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Anyone in Reno, NV who wants earn a quick $50?

I ordered six bottles of wine from a retailer in Reno (near The Commons, 6671 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89511) and thought I had someone who ship it for me back East (retailer does not ship)... but I do not. There is a Fedex very close to the retailer, so it is easy enough to pick up and ship. Ra...
by Sh@n A
September 21st, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Oh well.. correction. I had thought I had won one lot I quite wanted... but I didn't... I clearly bungled it on the app (where I thought I bid X, but I guess I bid X - $50).... I had some guilt paying that much too... all sorts of mixed feelings here! On the positive side, the money I saved on misse...
by Sh@n A
September 21st, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco
Replies: 45
Views: 3658

Re: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco

Tom, how has 2019 treated you? Any conclusions or discoveries?
by Sh@n A
September 21st, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

I did my bit to run up up your bids. Outbid consistently on many lots! I did 'win' a six pack of sentimentally important Barolo that was a bit over my intended budget. I wasn't able to run up your bids yesterday... got distracted at work and was bummed to miss out on a bunch of 2010 Burgundy at (rel...
by Sh@n A
September 19th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Kris Patten wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Macdonald 2016
Suduiraut 2016

Both birth year wines for my son.
Kris, have you tried the Suduiraut? I have LOADS of it for my birth year daughter (my idea is to use it for a wedding toast).
by Sh@n A
September 19th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Rinaldi
Replies: 0
Views: 201

WTB: Rinaldi

Looking to buy some post 1999 Giuseppe Rinaldi to try. If you have anything looking to sell/trim at a reasonable price please PM me. My hope is an easier transaction without the various fees incurred at auction that can make a cheaper transaction for a win/win. I am in NY and can also send a label.
by Sh@n A
September 19th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Tues 9/24 Produttori Riservas
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: NYC: Tues 9/24 Produttori Riservas

Bump. Had 3 cancellations so we now have a couple open seats. Right now we have 5 of the cru (rabaja, asili, paje, montestefano, montefico), so a good core group.
by Sh@n A
September 16th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Please Post Wines: 2 Spots Open !
Replies: 47
Views: 1772

Re: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC: October

I would, but I am going to have to play it by ear for any more October events.
by Sh@n A
September 16th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Please Post Wines: 2 Spots Open !
Replies: 47
Views: 1772

Re: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC: October

Some people have Peking Duck corkage hookups (I do not)
by Sh@n A
September 15th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 35
Views: 1493

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

I keep onsite (a) bottles to have handy for gifts or (b) bottles I intend to drink (not age, which is why the offsite exists...). I have 16 bottles unit in a closet (where I took the bottom shelf out so I can store bottles upright that I plan to drink over coming months/settle sediment etc.), a shel...

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