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by Sh@n A
September 12th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 133
Views: 17049

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

Anyone try F Rinaldi 16s?
by Sh@n A
September 11th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 148
Views: 5788

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I think everyone will be fine with whatever solution is proposed.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -1-billion
by Sh@n A
September 11th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 148
Views: 5788

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Wow. I am sorry to learn this is a widespread issue, and hope they have the insurance or something to pull through. I think a reasonable solution is to offer a refund or a disocunt to keep the wine. I'd be tempted to gamble on my bottle at a big enough discount, as it is not replacable on the second...
by Sh@n A
September 11th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 148
Views: 5788

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Just had a $200 bottle that was purchased with November ship date and was shipped 9/5 and got delivered 9/9 in the middle of Texas. 4 day transit from Houston warehouse to Dallas.
by Sh@n A
August 30th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for Rocche
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for Rocche

I did not jump on early offers when they were there. Suprised by how quick everything went, even beyond Vietti. E.G., buying Brovia Rocche was a pain too.
by Sh@n A
August 29th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne
Replies: 54
Views: 4526

Re: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne

Many of the wines cited in this thread are very good. That is a separate point than saying there is herd mentality in point clusters.
by Sh@n A
August 29th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nick Poulos RIP
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: Nick Poulos RIP

Briefly put: 1982 Bordeaux futures were my first real wine purchases. I bought a significant amount, all through Pops as I was living in Manhattan at the time. I wound up moving across the country not too long after, boxed all my papers up and put everything in storage in my new home. I got very bu...
by Sh@n A
August 28th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO

The person looking at the 10 cases of A Conterno isn't thinking "damn, I wish that was Monfortino"

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by Sh@n A
August 23rd, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Educate Me on Dugat-Py Whites
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Educate Me on Dugat-Py Whites

by Sh@n A
August 22nd, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Sale @ ~20% below 'market' (Burgundy, Piedmont, Rhone, US, Sweets)
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Cellar Sale @ ~20% below 'market' (Burgundy, Piedmont, Rhone, US, Sweets)

STANDARD CC RULES APPLY References: I have many references as a buyer and seller, and sold multiple cases this way about a year ago on CC. Allocation: Priority for those taking more bottles (quantity, not value); If shipping, there is 4 bottle minimum for shipping (learned my lesson last time!). Mi...
by Sh@n A
August 22nd, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 133
Views: 17049

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

Do we have a better sense of vintage quality? Is this the best vintage within a 5YR band (2014-2018).... or the best vintage in a decade+?
by Sh@n A
August 21st, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-searcher.com interface
Replies: 69
Views: 2906

Re: New Wine-searcher.com interface

I am finding WPro does not remember my default search location as well. E.G I have to constantly change the target search geography, which is a bit painful as well, (i) you have to click to change the country, (ii) then click on country drop box, (iii) drop box pops up a few inches away, so you go t...
by Sh@n A
August 21st, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-searcher.com interface
Replies: 69
Views: 2906

Re: New Wine-searcher.com interface

It's the problem Microsoft has had for years. They come out with a new version of Office and they change the commands. You can still do the same things but you find out that for absolutely no reason at all, they changed the keystrokes. Google gets it. Interface is clean and hasn't really changed fo...
by Sh@n A
August 20th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for Rocche
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for Rocche

revised for Ravera for Rocche...
by Sh@n A
August 19th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-searcher.com interface
Replies: 69
Views: 2906

Re: New Wine-searcher.com interface

I don't love it, mainly because the screen real estate is not as generous. In case WS people are reading this thread: 1) I would like to get rid of the banner image, as this takes way too much real estate for a search engine or any website really. Or shrink it down by over half. And this may even le...
by Sh@n A
August 19th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10203

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Why did it not work out well? Did wine sales decline? I do not recall it being easier to obtain reservations. I imagine losing employees to competitors that paid more (once tips were taken into account). If DM restaurants still did the volume/profitability, what was the loss to DM? Just being a les...
by Sh@n A
August 19th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10203

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Why did it not work out well? Did wine sales decline? I do not recall it being easier to obtain reservations.
by Sh@n A
August 15th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: TN: 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

My only experience with this wine was a 2010 Pre-phylloxera a year ago which was drinking well although very tannic, and struck me as benefiting from another few years. The vinous note on the 2017 was specific in giving that vintage a little bit more time.
by Sh@n A
August 15th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: TN: 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Just picked up a couple 18 pre-phylloxera. haven't seen any vintage notes on '18.. would be curious if anyone had a view on '18?
by Sh@n A
August 13th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: I want to sample older vintages
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: I want to sample older vintages

I think you can find out what you like for less than $200-300/bottle, and get more variety to check out and see what resonates. E.G., you could get a more savory and a more fruit forward bordeaux (2x$150 versus 1x 300). or two of the same wine, with one being 2000/prior and one being much older to s...
by Sh@n A
August 11th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Critic Palate Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 1879

Re: Wine Critic Palate Guide

AndyK wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 9:31 am
I align quite well with Antonio Galloni on Barolo/Barbaresco, but much less on Burgundy and CA.
How do you describe the alignment/palate preference seen in Barolo/Barbaresco, but not in Burgundy/CA?
by Sh@n A
August 11th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Critic Palate Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 1879

Re: Wine Critic Palate Guide

How do the burgundy critics compare against each other?
by Sh@n A
August 10th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Critic Palate Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 1879

Wine Critic Palate Guide

It is often advised to find others with your palate, whether it be friends, CT trackers or critics. However, I have not found a palate guide of sorts for critics. There are some critics where I have read 50 plus notes and I still do not grasp what they are thinking upon reading their note (which I a...
by Sh@n A
August 9th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1542
Views: 147724

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

The 100 off 300 is gone?
by Sh@n A
August 8th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...
Replies: 28
Views: 2554

Re: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...

You will need to research how long lived the wines you buy may be. Eg Cappellano Rupestris at $120 is above your range but will be relatively long lived. Burlotto monvigliero at $150-175 is an excellent wine for 5-10 years imho (and can go longer). I think the elio grasso chiniera for 60-80 is anoth...
by Sh@n A
August 6th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne
Replies: 54
Views: 4526

Re: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne

Prior to the Monica Larner note, a retailer told me that his clients were all buying Aleste per the Vinous relative ranking. And then after the Monica Larner note, which is particularly persuasive, Le Vigne went crazy... Monica Larner note: I absolutely adore this wine on every emotional and intelle...
by Sh@n A
August 1st, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 133
Views: 17049

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

Andrew M wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:40 pm
I only grabbed 4 bottles total, but with demand what it is I wonder if that was a mistake....
FOMO... [cheers.gif]
by Sh@n A
August 1st, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 61615

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Nicholas, what do you do with so many 3Ls? Just curious. I have debated going in for more 3Ls, but then convince myself mags are OK!
by Sh@n A
July 30th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 133
Views: 17049

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

Has anyone tried the 2016 F. Rinaldi Brunate to compare to the 2013 F. Rinaldi Brunate?
by Sh@n A
July 30th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Is The 2016 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Where Is The 2016 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?

I am told the winery has asked for it to only be released in September; anything you see prior may be grey market
by Sh@n A
July 29th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7561

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

From a vigneron in Gevrey:
"Everything is fine for us, holidays for the moment. Harvest will start around the 27th of august, everything looks good for an other nice vintage!"
by Sh@n A
July 26th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5645

Re: HDH action questions

Nick Gangas wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 8:39 am
Still I always wondered what the long term plan was.
Who knew... sell it all above retail in one sale... rinse and repeat...
by Sh@n A
July 24th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5645

Re: HDH action questions

2013 Vietti Ravera just went for $440 a bottle... $2200 + auction vig... for a 6 pack.
by Sh@n A
July 17th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Vintage - How Is It Looking?
Replies: 43
Views: 4849

Re: 2016 Barolo Vintage - How Is It Looking?

We need a new poll after tastings. As of poll date, 65% said not better than 2010/13
by Sh@n A
July 16th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.
Replies: 26
Views: 1310

Re: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.

Reposting Marcus tasting notes on WR Heritage from another thread: 2018 Heritage No. 12, Whistling Ridge: while this may be the most youthful of the 5 wines, it should have a beautiful early window for drinking. Fruit intensity in the 2018s is exceptional(and alcohols are quite modest). The No. 12 s...
by Sh@n A
July 16th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cappellano
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: 2015 Cappellano

This thread has slowed demand... plenty of '15 available to around on Wine Searcher. Even the '18 is being offered at Surburban Wines [pwn.gif]
by Sh@n A
July 16th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 10146

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

Fantastic guy who can communicate information much better than other wine writers. I subscribed only for his notes (and wish they had CT integration). And the sweater absolutely plays
by Sh@n A
July 15th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.
Replies: 26
Views: 1310

Re: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.

Did you try the '18 Whistling Ridge Heritage? I thought the '18 was even better than the '15.
by Sh@n A
July 12th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s happening at Chateau Climens?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: What’s happening at Chateau Climens?

2019 vintage report on the website is very detailed http://www.chateau-climens.fr/contents/ ... report.pdf
by Sh@n A
July 10th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s happening at Chateau Climens?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: What’s happening at Chateau Climens?

+1 on thread question
by Sh@n A
July 8th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1947 Chateau Caillou Barsac. An experience!
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: 1947 Chateau Caillou Barsac. An experience!

I have had black tea creme brulee and it is amazing. Such a great descriptor for the wine! Wish I could taste it!
by Sh@n A
July 5th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 58
Views: 4448

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

I enjoyed a '14 Chevillon LSG in Spring last year, and it was not shut down at all. A few subsequent reviewers, who tasted it late last year/early this year, noted it was shut down.
by Sh@n A
July 4th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for 2016 Vietti Rocche
Replies: 1
Views: 228

WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for 2016 Vietti Rocche

Short Rocche, long Ravera. Trying to balance it out.

Can do swap in NYC or can ship from Northeast in Fall.

Thanks
by Sh@n A
June 28th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA
Replies: 18
Views: 1131

Re: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA

Domaine wine storage uses Hillebrand from France. I forget pricing it is fixed on a per case basis and I think works out to $10/bottle or so.
by Sh@n A
June 24th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 61615

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 10:23 am
It's fairly similar but there is definitely some movement. I think it helps with some scores that are clearly outliers from the others, but you're right that it may not be necessary.
Chris, is it possible to see a blow up of the < $100 category? Thanks
by Sh@n A
June 21st, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2348

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Birth year Father's Day wines for three dads... and no corked wines!

1947 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva
1947 Quinta do Noval Porto Vintage
1981 Tenute Sella Lessona

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