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by Sh@n A
October 19th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 31
Views: 1211

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

I have already delayed purchases. I have reached out to some stores and have asked if they will store the wine, but the response rate is weak. And the GBP has bounced back to 1.30 as well, so its a double hit in the UK (currency and need to pay storage costs).
by Sh@n A
October 18th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 86
Views: 3321

Re: Barolo Sediment

OK, mine arrived this week. But now I'm trying to figure out how you get the cork out without spilling wine or stirring up the sediment a lot. It seems much easier to remove the cork gently if the bottle stands straight upright. What am I missing? +1. I also bought a couple and have been wondering ...
by Sh@n A
October 17th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2279
Views: 147326

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Thanks. Picked up a 2012 Monte Rosso and a 2016 Dolinsek.
by Sh@n A
October 17th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2076

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

JaredT wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 5:54 pm
What decanting regimen did you use? I have a couple bottles and am thinking about opening one.
At an offline earlier this year both the Rupestris and Barolo '11s were slow o'd for 12 hours, and folks felt this was too much air. I'd go with Greg's recommendation.
by Sh@n A
October 17th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2076

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

2003 Conterno Francia - Amazing bottle. Found a few more online the next day. Have this standing up in my wine fridge! WOTY for me has been 2014 Beppe Brunate. I cannot explain it, but the wine hits my neurons in a way that can't be captured in a tasting note... e.g., the nose, palate etc. are all ...
by Sh@n A
October 17th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11904
Views: 570108

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Auction lot of 2005, 2010, and 2011 Henri Jouan. OK price, no fire sale.
by Sh@n A
October 17th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 619
Views: 65314

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

Italliene (w 24th St) has no corkage Mondays. Anyone been? I believe Trattoria Italienne had no corkage on Tuesdays, but instituted a 1 bottle per 2 person cap due to a few wine groups abusing the policy in recent months (e.g., groups of 25, bringing 40 bottles and staying for 5 hours). Did not kno...
by Sh@n A
October 17th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2279
Views: 147326

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Hard question to answer. O&F is different from Bedrock and even within Bedrock, Morgan produces so many wines that are site specific. MR’s are good, but usually are better with some age. Limerick never really captured my attention. If you can find a Bedrock Heritage with a few years on it, I would ...
by Sh@n A
October 16th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2279
Views: 147326

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Can anyone please recommend a top 2015 or 2016 Bedrock to get a sense of the style? I have picked up two Once and Future to try out as well (2016 Franks Block Teldeschi and 2015 Old Vine Bedrock). A local store has bedrock 2016 Monte Rosso for 80, 2015 limerick lane for 60. Not sure which wines are ...
by Sh@n A
October 16th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

How do the O&F offerings differ from Ravenswood and Bedrock, stylistically? I've seen comments elsewhere that the O&F may not be able to go the distance we may see with this offering?
by Sh@n A
October 16th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1699

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

I think the 25% mark says more about the pollster and their position towards wine. Which is fine. We all come to this through a different lens. 25% was arbitrary and not reflecting any position on how to own wine. I do not think a handful of wines owned for investment makes one a speculator, but a ...
by Sh@n A
October 16th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 49
Views: 4782

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

anyone going to Chambers tasting next week?
by Sh@n A
October 16th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Is the sediment bitter and fine, where a coffee filter alone is insufficient to handle sediment?
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Same here. 2nd or 3rd week of Jan would work. I’m relatively open on date within that time frame. ... I’m in for Tuesday with contemporary French/American. Though if there was conviction for Wednesday apps/steaks I’d go along. Lets say: Tuesday, January 21st River Park (can switch to steakhouse lat...
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 619
Views: 65314

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

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 3:43 pm
We had a great dinner at Nice Matin last week. Always no corkage on Monday
Can you do 1+ bottle per person?
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Same here. 2nd or 3rd week of Jan would work. I’m relatively open on date within that time frame. Jason, will let you pick: Tuesday at Contemporary American/French (food is more expensive, nice stems, may have tiny corkage), Tuesday at italian ($20/bottle corkage + reasonable-ish priced italian), W...
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Happy to set up an offline in NY and split a few bottles that I purchased/have others bring theirs. Would have to be an odd time around the holidays, unless we pushed to Jan/Feb. I couldn’t do the holidays. Could maybe do Jan, and would happily contribute some bottles. happy to pencil in a date now...
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

The one I’m really intrigued to try is the ‘94 Icon. Recent vintages are a blend IIRC, but Joel says the ‘94 is all Syrah. I picked up 2. Wanted to pick up more as I too was intrigued by the Syrah and price is really good. It was still available after everything else was sold out. I wonder if it wa...
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Happy to set up an offline in NY and split a few bottles that I purchased/have others bring theirs. Would have to be an odd time around the holidays, unless we pushed to Jan/Feb.
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I really liked the tasting notes. They were very well done. I am going to save them down now, to have them in the future when I drink the wines.
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

"There is $35 pro-rated Ground shipping on orders of 6 bottles or more. Orders of 12 or more bottles ship for free!"
by Sh@n A
October 15th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Lost a few minutes as it did not seem to work on Chrome, and I went to Internet Explorer where it did worked. Lost a few items in my basket as you folks are very fast buying stuff! Seriously, like ninja fingers. I was able to snag a couple of the $95s and tried to rely on Joel's tasting notes (super...
by Sh@n A
October 14th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 60
Views: 2519

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 she...
by Sh@n A
October 14th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1699

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

I voted in the winemaker spot. If there were 2 options, I would definitely have included the consumer option, and I do not speculate, flip, or buy any wine for investment. I just drink the stuff, like most others here. Clearly a flawed poll, for which / @ g r @ \ should apologize profusely Disagree...
by Sh@n A
October 14th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1699

POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

I am often surprised at the knowledge of this board, and sometimes the sheer # of wines that people taste. I have at time wondered how many people are ITB? So accordingly, I set up a poll to find out. I haven't seen a poll that wasn't flawed, so please let me know if I should add a category or just ...
by Sh@n A
October 14th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 86
Views: 3321

Re: Barolo Sediment

Was the filtered wine cloudy at all, or compared to the rest of the bottle? Coffee filters don't take out super fine sediment, so I'm not surprised that you found that 2 oz. "rougher." It was cloudier. I happened to accidentally take a full mouthful of the filtered wine a few hours later, and it wa...
by Sh@n A
October 13th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 86
Views: 3321

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: 548

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: 844

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: 86
Views: 3321

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: 844

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: 86
Views: 3321

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: 86
Views: 3321

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: 86
Views: 3321

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: 86
Views: 3321

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: 407
Views: 19811

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: 35
Views: 1908

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: 35
Views: 1908

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: 1086
Views: 59945

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: 11904
Views: 570108

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: 1889

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: 444

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: 49
Views: 4782

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: 11904
Views: 570108

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: 407
Views: 19811

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: 407
Views: 19811

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: 52
Views: 3780

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: 407
Views: 19811

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: 927

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: 407
Views: 19811

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...

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