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by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 77
Views: 3097

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

J a y H a c k wrote:
December 3rd, 2020, 7:51 am
3. Ask him about his opinion of Beaujolais and whether the new waive of quality wine making is creating Beaujolais worth searching for, and if so, which ones.
I just assumed this would be a Burgundy zoom neener
by Sh@n A
December 2nd, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?
Replies: 37
Views: 3021

Re: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?

Looking for someone who has tried it! FYI you can buy in UK delivered to US for ~$175. All ears on this idea if you'd like to share No secret. Go on winesearcher, email any retailer and preferably pick one who ships to US directly without your having to make arrangmenets through 3rd party carrier (...
by Sh@n A
December 2nd, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?
Replies: 37
Views: 3021

Re: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?

Looking for someone who has tried it! FYI you can buy in UK delivered to US for ~$175.
by Sh@n A
November 30th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 11975

Re: Black Friday Sales

James Francis wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 12:58 pm
BLACKFRIDAYWKND is $50 off $200 on wine.com
Still trying to get my refund on the last shipping fiasco... pileon
by Sh@n A
November 28th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1860

Re: Truffles 2020

Geoff F. wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 9:34 pm
I grabbed a 1oz Alba from Regalis this week and took advantage of the same 15% offer by adding 4oz Burgundy truffles for another $70 (total waste of money).
Why a total waste of money?
by Sh@n A
November 26th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: A question for the forum - a survey of sorts
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: A question for the forum - a survey of sorts

You can put a poll on your post.
by Sh@n A
November 25th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 114
Views: 5626

WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

My WOTY is locked in at this point: the 1989 Lynch Bages. I absolutely loved this wine's silky texture, grip and mouth coating flavors (with a seam of ripe fruit and layered complexity including a little funk). I first tasted this wine at a WB offline where I got the last glass and was blown away. A...
by Sh@n A
November 25th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 19013

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Anyone think pricing for the Comtes may come down? Being offered $175 with shipping. I don't drink white or champagne ever, had a glass of this and rather liked it (didn't have a big allergy which I tend to have from champagne). I could try other vintages as well, but wondering if I should buy a cou...
by Sh@n A
November 22nd, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Albert Rego: AAA member of WB
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Albert Rego: AAA member of WB

Albert did me a favor to pick up a high value order of wine and ship it with his own shipper, and refused payment for his services/help! [cheers.gif] [highfive.gif]
by Sh@n A
November 18th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade: My 2016 Burlotto Monvigliero for your 2008/2010 G. Rinaldi Brunate
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Trade: My 2016 Burlotto Monvigliero for your 2008/2010 G. Rinaldi Brunate

If geography matters, I am based in NYC. Not imagining this is for more than 1 or a couple bottles..
by Sh@n A
November 16th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 2704

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

Screwpull for everyday corks. Easily centered, nothing to think about and no hinges to swap out.
Durand for anything that is much older or damaged.
by Sh@n A
November 15th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy Report from Fine & Rare
Replies: 26
Views: 2263

Re: 2019 Burgundy Report from Fine & Rare

Very interesting to read the 13.5-14.5% alcohol across the board, and the observation that the higher quality areas (presumably = Grand Cru) are on the higher side. More interesting to read that many are unconcerned with this high alcohol %! What are the ramifications of this higher alcohol %? The n...
by Sh@n A
November 12th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5L bottle of California Cab--How Long Can I Age?
Replies: 21
Views: 1442

Re: 5L bottle of California Cab--How Long Can I Age?

I like the large format idea. I went with two 3L instead of one 5L. Easier to store and handle, while maintaining festivity.
by Sh@n A
November 7th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.
Replies: 45
Views: 2643

Re: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.

I try a lot of young wines and do not give them the benefit of the overnight treatment. I have been converted to the cause, however...
by Sh@n A
November 7th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CFU Storage Method
Replies: 1
Views: 466

CFU Storage Method

Just checking in to see if anyone found any draw back to the "CFU storage method" (4-5oz Boston rounds + refridgerated)? I have noticed with some young high acid wines that they come into balance after 1-2 weeks (sample set of 2), as if they were left overnight with the cork in the original bottle. ...
by Sh@n A
November 6th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero
Replies: 46
Views: 3048

Re: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero

But they look to only ship to NY. No? Happy to take delivery and ship a case out. Have a 12 pack shipper as well (although its not styro). Another WB helping me on another bottle down in Florida, happy to pay it forward! [cheers.gif] You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Very kind but it would ju...
by Sh@n A
November 5th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero
Replies: 46
Views: 3048

Re: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero

psa if anyone is looking for the line up for Alessandria Union Square in NY has them. $40 for the classic if you buy 3 or more. I think they still have the base Brovia as well. But they look to only ship to NY. No? Happy to take delivery and ship a case out. Have a 12 pack shipper as well (although...
by Sh@n A
November 3rd, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contemporary Barolo?
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: Contemporary Barolo?

Having a 375ml of 2016 burlotto normale now, and you sure don't/won't need 20 years to appreciate this wine.
by Sh@n A
November 1st, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contemporary Barolo?
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: Contemporary Barolo?

Oops. I voted 'no' without reading the first post as defining "young" as 10YRs. I had assumed young meant within a few years of release date, and I find many vintages too structured at this time (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016). That said I expect to enjoy 2014-16 at the 10YR mark (that is also , but I e...
by Sh@n A
October 27th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine To Ship Website
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Wine To Ship Website

The "Contact Us" address on their website is for a Perdido Liquors: https://www.google.com/maps/@30.4020182,-87.3199813,3a,75y,349.69h,92.06t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1seKjO0NWT1q6hnuCLuU2wVw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DeKjO0NWT1q6hnuCLuU2wVw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tacti...
by Sh@n A
October 27th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)
Replies: 16
Views: 2763

Re: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)

I have purchased from them in the past. A few odd bottles were not fulfilled, but I was told promptly; I don't believe these were mispriced wines that like other retailes renege on. FWIW, the new online interface is so much better than emailing them in the past regarding inventory availability. Rece...
by Sh@n A
October 27th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine To Ship Website
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Wine To Ship Website

Their high end Barolo have no vintage designation and claim there are "94 others viewing this right now"! But they do claim two retail locations in Florida, a plus...
by Sh@n A
October 27th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Purchasing Practices When Building Cellar
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Purchasing Practices When Building Cellar

Having recently built my own cellar, I have been often disappointed by wines I have not tried before buying. Even from those whose palates I have learned to trust, I find that I still learn with every busted bottle how to interpret their vocabulary. I would also note that Burgundy vintages taste rea...
by Sh@n A
October 26th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Purchasing Practices When Building Cellar
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Purchasing Practices When Building Cellar

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 6:19 pm
I’d probably do like 6 of the wine I loved and a few of other well regarded vintages.
+1. Focus on the wine you know and will definitely enjoy, and then add some diversity around it.
by Sh@n A
October 26th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?
Replies: 37
Views: 3021

Re: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?

What are the sources of all this supposed negativity about Monprivato that everyone is whispering about in this thread? This is the first I've heard of it. Galloni rated 2010 to 2013 Monprivato all below 90 points. This critic usually gives very high scores but in essence panned those 4 vintages. N...
by Sh@n A
October 25th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?
Replies: 37
Views: 3021

Re: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?

The article in question had been written by Eric Guido for Morrell in NYC; when Eric left to go to Vinous the link went dead.
by Sh@n A
October 24th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anyone in Coral Springs, FL
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Anyone in Coral Springs, FL

Thank you both. Two other WB PM'd as well and I should be good to go.
by Sh@n A
October 24th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)
Replies: 70
Views: 3122

Re: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)

0 for 6. seems I ws the 2nd or 3rd highest bidder this auction, vs. the 4th or 5th earlier this year.
by Sh@n A
October 23rd, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 2168

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

swapped the 2002 Bouchard Beze for 2002 Lambrays
2010 Chave is locked in already, fortunately or unfortunately
Picked up an 2004 VCC for myself [cheers.gif]
by Sh@n A
October 23rd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 2168

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Please suggest an alternative to the 2002 Bouchard Beze at Benchmark for ~$300, or another retailer at ~$300 all-in (with tax!)
by Sh@n A
October 23rd, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 2168

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Thank you for the suggestions. Just a red case, which I failed to mention up front! This is what I put together with an expanded budget, across mainly 2 retailers: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Napa: 2016 Greer, 1993 Abreau Madrona Bordeaux: ...
by Sh@n A
October 22nd, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 2168

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

I am thinking my Barolo recommendations are weakish
by Sh@n A
October 21st, 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anyone in Coral Springs, FL
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Anyone in Coral Springs, FL

Looking to make a quick $50?
by Sh@n A
October 21st, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 2168

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Chuck Miller wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 8:38 pm
Chave Hermitage
Any particular vintage/price? Thanks
by Sh@n A
October 21st, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 2168

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

J Dove wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 4:33 pm
Does he drink a lot of wine or have a lot of exposure, or is he pretty inexperienced?
40+ of age. Has drunk wine, but not a wine geek.
by Sh@n A
October 21st, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 2168

Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

I have a friend who is interested in picking up a case of "top" and "ready to drink" red wines for $100-300 to help him discover which wine regions/grapes he likes, across the world. The average bottle price he wishes to spend is about ~$200. He wants to see what gives him an "epiphany". Curious to ...
by Sh@n A
October 20th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s

https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/10/book ... nalds.html
Click to see spoiler:
Big Mac & Red Burgundy
Filet-O-Fish & Austrian Blaufränkisch
Quarter Pounder & Red Super Tuscan
Hot Caramel Sundae & 20-year Tawny
by Sh@n A
October 19th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24419

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

Tom Taylor wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 9:12 am
PSA, some 2013 Elio Sandri Perno Riserva is currently available at a very fair price at Grandvin Merchants in Olympia Washington
Chambers in NY as well.
by Sh@n A
October 16th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stacking Riesling bottles
Replies: 44
Views: 3051

Re: Stacking Riesling bottles

If it makes you feel better, the super tall mags are worse. This is one advantage of being forced to use offsite storage. There aren’t many. My offsite was charging me 3L equivalent for a magnum. Adds a lot to the cost basis very quickly! MWC charges by volume. So mags just cost double 750s. This i...
by Sh@n A
October 16th, 2020, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stacking Riesling bottles
Replies: 44
Views: 3051

Re: Stacking Riesling bottles

Jayson Cohen wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:08 pm
If it makes you feel better, the super tall mags are worse.

This is one advantage of being forced to use offsite storage. There aren’t many.
My offsite was charging me 3L equivalent for a magnum. Adds a lot to the cost basis very quickly!
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24419

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

Palates matter as well... I like the vibrant fruit and fine tannin I find in the few 2016s I have tried, and like the idea they may retain more of that vibrant fruit at 'peak' versus other vintages that may require more time from vintage to be approachable (although I have some concern with alcohol ...
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24419

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

Vinous came out today: "In my view, 2016 does not quite reach the stratospheric peaks of 2013 or 2010, but, and it is a big BUT, the average quality of wines is higher, so the likelihood of finding a beautiful Barolo in 2016 is correspondingly greater."
by Sh@n A
October 13th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Father's Collection (Newbie)
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Father's Collection (Newbie)

I have a 1970 Chevalier decanting now, I think I paid $125 for it from Blacksmith Wines in NYC. Just go on wine searcher and I think you can find a fair amount of options, and match up with Cellar Tracker for what is still drinking well now (e.g., what are the most recent dozen reviews on the wine?)...
by Sh@n A
October 12th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 171
Views: 12797

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Anytime I see that Kermit Lynch imports the wines in the U.S., I just know I can find it abroad for so much less. It kind of just points me in the right direction to not buy in the U.S., without having to thinking about it. Most recently is a 2016 barolo that Kermit imports, I paid ~$80 all in with ...
by Sh@n A
October 9th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best producers in Chambolle Musigny?
Replies: 60
Views: 4415

Re: Best producers in Chambolle Musigny?

Johan, thank you for contributing your recommendations to so many thread.
by Sh@n A
October 8th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's up with 2016 Barolos (general availability)
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: What's up with 2016 Barolos (general availability)

Anecdotaly, it seems to be a combo of slightly less inventory and way more demand. Multiple retailers told me they were unprepared for how much interest there was in the 2016 barolos, they were caught off guard on staffing and inventory. Two noted new Asia-based buyers buying from them as well, a ne...
by Sh@n A
October 8th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne
Replies: 60
Views: 6515

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

I just picked up a few bottles stateside for $130. In my wine journey, I decided Sandrone did not resonate with me. But the Monica Larner note got me. I want to taste what she did. I imagine it will do well in crowds as well. I also picked up an Aleste, which is typically my less favorite of the two...
by Sh@n A
October 8th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo 2016 - What are you buying?
Replies: 22
Views: 2256

Re: Barolo 2016 - What are you buying?

I have bought very wide... what I have gone deepest on:
Brovia
Vajra
Grasso
Vietti
Burlotto

To answer OP question, the Brovia sold out quick and early - but has reappeared on Winesearcher with OK distribution (although the Rocche seems to have gone missing again)..
by Sh@n A
October 6th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 693
Views: 46564

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I PM'd you two email addresses

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