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by Jeff P
February 20th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First time wine fridge buyer
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: First time wine fridge buyer

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 6:57 am
Francecave is also sold at Costco?
Don't think so, at least it isn't now per my last check. HD doesn't always carry it. I got it on sale and then given the shipping mishap, even more discounted.
by Jeff P
February 20th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First time wine fridge buyer
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: First time wine fridge buyer

I recently bought the FranceCave, thru Home Depot but from WE. After a lot of research, the Artevino and Franecave are pretty similar. However, i was able to get a good price on the Francecave. That being said, the first unit was delivered with a large gash in the side so they replaced it and took s...
by Jeff P
February 14th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texas BYOB Let Down :(
Replies: 60
Views: 3691

Re: Texas BYOB Let Down :(

Certain restaurants allow corkage for sure (I did it a few weeks ago in Dallas), but unfortunately most of the "fancy" steakhouses will make you buy from their inflated price lists. Pappas is the best in town though...
by Jeff P
February 12th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1712
Views: 100157

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 10:18 am
PSA: This just hit and looks like a crowd favorite. Can buy directly from the site.

NV Henri Goutorbe Grand Cru Brut Rose - $39.99
I grabbed some. Looking for a good house rose
by Jeff P
February 12th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1778
Views: 218751

Re: Official Costco Thread

ykwon wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 10:29 am
NV Schramsberg Mirabelle @ $20.99
NV Delamotte BdB Brut @ $59.99

WPlano

Same for Coit location. No Lutum there
by Jeff P
February 12th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bond Matriarch - 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Bond Matriarch - 2016

Offer came out with the 2017 Portfolio (missing Pluribus) 4-pk @ $500/per bottle. I'm thinking about picking up a 3-pk of the Matriarch. Really enjoyed the 2013 a few months ago. The '13 I recently opened was so harsh and tannic that I let it sit out for almost 48 hours before consuming more than a...
by Jeff P
February 11th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bond Matriarch - 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Bond Matriarch - 2016

Offer came out with the 2017 Portfolio (missing Pluribus) 4-pk @ $500/per bottle. I'm thinking about picking up a 3-pk of the Matriarch. Really enjoyed the 2013 a few months ago. The '13 I recently opened was so harsh and tannic that I let it sit out for almost 48 hours before consuming more than a...
by Jeff P
February 1st, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne with Omakase
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: Champagne with Omakase

Three years ago as I retired from retail wine sales, we began hosting an annual New Years Day Open House serving primarily Champagne. This year we spent New Years in Amsterdam and rescheduled our Champagne/King Crab blowout for the 19th. We invited 14 people, served 6 pounds of cold Alaska King Cra...
by Jeff P
January 31st, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne with Omakase
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: Champagne with Omakase

Thanks all. Everyone more or less chose something diff :) Appreciate the input
by Jeff P
January 31st, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne with Omakase
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: Champagne with Omakase

In before "you should drink sake or beer" scold arrives in the thread. You appear to be blessed with an abundance of great options. Any Champagne with good acids would seem to work well. Chablis or White Burg would work fine too, though probably Champagne is a more perfect pairing, especially consi...
by Jeff P
January 31st, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne with Omakase
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: Champagne with Omakase

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 11:16 am
163 or 09 Cristal if you can find it. Almost any Cristal except 08 and 04 would work well.
I finished my 09 Cristal bottles :l but agree on 163, drinking really well.
by Jeff P
January 31st, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne with Omakase
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Champagne with Omakase

What would you all pick to pair with dinner? General omakase. I'm wavering between a few options but haven't paired many of the below with food. Thanks in advance! Cristal '08 Krug 163 Bollinger LGA '08 Billecart Brut '08 DP '08 Older grower '99 (recent disgorgement) Bruno Michel Rose '02 Grower BdB...
by Jeff P
January 24th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1252
Views: 71639

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Probably waiting to figure out the 100% tariff issue. Now that those are hopefully in the rear view it is back to business as usual!
by Jeff P
January 24th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1252
Views: 71639

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 1:57 pm
Seemed like some of these things were on their website awhile ago. I asked for a couple things but I guess we’ll see.
You're definitely right. Included a few of the leftovers
by Jeff P
January 24th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 7775

Re: Grassl Glassware

Big fan of my Grassl glasses and decanter. I broke one early on and Chris hooked it up. Friends love the weight and simplicity. High quality stuff
by Jeff P
January 17th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: 2009 cristal mags at JJ Buckley
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: Psa: 2009 cristal mags at JJ Buckley

C Chen wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 3:04 pm
I was subscribed to JJ Buckley and got similar offers, but unsubscribed due to the endless crappy Spanish wine offerings. The rep told me that he couldn't filter his newsletter, so... no thanks.

Great company though. Haha
I usually just ignore unless it's a tailored email
by Jeff P
January 12th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1252
Views: 71639

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

A G Aguirre wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 11:54 am
Thoughts on the Bollinger?
Opened one last night for the first time. Went back and bought more... it's great
by Jeff P
January 5th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on SommSelect?
Replies: 23
Views: 2083

Re: Thoughts on SommSelect?

I've liked about 85% of stuff I've bought from them. Sometimes they get a little nerdy but they get some good older stuff with ex cellar provenance. Descriptions can be a bit much at times but I've bought some great daily drinkers and some nice more expensive stuff Customer service is strong as well...
by Jeff P
December 13th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463779

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I already had 6 bottles from them in my cellar. It was 1998 Château Raymond-Lafon. I did snag three bottles 2010 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena at $55. Pro tip: if you like V Madrone. They have some great prices on their website. I've bought a lot over the last few months since the AXR peo...
by Jeff P
December 12th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463779

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Josh Grossman wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Nate Simon wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Wind Gap Syrah seems like an easy buy at $16.
It is, but it's about the 135th time it has been offered on one of these sites.
Wind Gap and Lutum... tons of those offers
by Jeff P
December 12th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463779

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Yeh, I put it in my cart right away and still missed. Forgot the name, but it was a 1998 Savages. I already had 6 bottles from them in my cellar. It was 1998 Château Raymond-Lafon. I did snag three bottles 2010 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena at $55. Pro tip: if you like V Madrone. They hav...
by Jeff P
December 12th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463779

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

KevinK wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 11:44 am
Scott Butler wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 11:43 am
Yeh, I put it in my cart right away and still missed.

Forgot the name, but it was a 1998
Savages.
It was a 98 375ml which is perfect IMO since i can rarely finish a normal bottle. Grabbed 2
by Jeff P
November 22nd, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Chilean wines?
Replies: 35
Views: 1314

Re: Best Chilean wines?

Purple Angel is very good, almost every vintage
by Jeff P
November 14th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Raj Parr Wine Club?
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

Re: Raj Parr Wine Club?

Maybe I'm in the minority but I haven't really cared for a single Domaine de la Cote that i've opened so far.
by Jeff P
November 12th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1252
Views: 71639

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Steve Brickley wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 7:52 am
John J wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Anyone grab any of the 2004 Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys?
Delivered and had it. A beautiful wine especially given the price at $40. Greg has more coming in 2020 so I bought again. I do see the 2005 is out, but not at Envoyer (yet).
Second that
by Jeff P
November 12th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6188

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Krug 163eme. Runner up is CDC 06 and Cristal 09
by Jeff P
October 17th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14349

Re: Downstream Wines

M. Eidelstein wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Did letters go out or emails?
Emails
by Jeff P
October 17th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14349

Re: Downstream Wines

4 pack. 3 750s and 1 magnum. $995 in a wooden box.
by Jeff P
October 8th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1252
Views: 71639

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

John J wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Anyone grab any of the 2004 Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys?
Opened it last week. Was very impressed, especially at the price!
by Jeff P
September 30th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1778
Views: 218751

Re: Official Costco Thread

Bryan Cottriel wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 7:03 pm
I bought one and chilled it down. It’s pretty damn good for $20. I will be buying more.
Agreed
by Jeff P
September 4th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FranceCave Shipping Damage
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: FranceCave Shipping Damage

pretty obvious forklift incident, good luck Yep agreed. It was delivered like that. WE is a bit annoying since they're already closed for the day but I'll get it figured out. Pretty good gash. Was probably just looking for some validation since I want to get it up and running and not wait multiple ...
by Jeff P
September 4th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FranceCave Shipping Damage
Replies: 5
Views: 364

FranceCave Shipping Damage

Hi All, Quick question for the board, received a shipment today from Wine Enthusiast thru HomeDepot and the side of the FranceCave by Eurocave i ordered had a ~3x1 inch gash in the side (pic attached). I'm trying to figure out if it is cosmetic only or will hurt the performance of the unit. The afor...
by Jeff P
August 21st, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463779

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

V Madrone is fantastic at that price. Passed on '11 but didn't see the '12! Dang. '13 is great. Had it a few years ago at the winery. Will definitely grab some since i paid way more than $40 3 years ago
by Jeff P
August 15th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase
Replies: 37
Views: 1944

Re: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 12:08 pm
I haven’t had a problem with the vgv being over 50 lb either.
Same. I usually pack it with 12 bottles too. Most of the time from Napa
by Jeff P
August 15th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase
Replies: 37
Views: 1944

Re: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 6:00 pm
I like my vinguard valise.
Agreed. Mine works well. The Styrofoam inserts could be a little better sized but all in all no issues.
by Jeff P
August 7th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1252
Views: 71639

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

YLee wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Did they start charging sales tax? Now I gotta check my receipts.
All the CA firms I buy from just started within the last two months... starts eating into the reason to use them but still overall cheaper with better access
by Jeff P
July 31st, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations
Replies: 45
Views: 3060

Re: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations

Unti, Acorn, and/or Dutcher Crossing (great Chard IMO)
by Jeff P
July 30th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1252
Views: 71639

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mattstolz wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 2:56 pm
does anyone feel like there have been less emails since the new website launched?
I don't feel that way...maybe a touch
by Jeff P
July 19th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6809

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Llano Sweet Red. Used to keep a bottle at my place. It's what I opened when I didn't want to open any more bottles of my wine and wanted people to leave my house. It's gross. I have had Cisco Red before, though, but I assumed we were discussing wine made from grapes. Agreed. Some of those wines are...
by Jeff P
July 10th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14349

Re: Downstream Wines

I was 7 mins... I hope the price point isn't egregious
by Jeff P
July 10th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Burgundy in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 1041

Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

I am in DFW and usually get everything online
by Jeff P
July 1st, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar recommendation - EuroCave FranceCave (Wine Enthusiast) vs EuroCave Artevino III (Costco)
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

Re: Cellar recommendation - EuroCave FranceCave (Wine Enthusiast) vs EuroCave Artevino III (Costco)

Thought I would update this thread on my decision. I ended up going with the EuroCave FranceCave directly from Wine Enthusiast for the following reasons: - The Artevino III seems to still be a Wine Enthusiast brand based on the details on the Costco product page - I spoke with a WE rep and he said ...
by Jeff P
July 1st, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1252
Views: 71639

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

anyone get anything off this old Marchesi di Barolo list? Tried to grab my parents' birth years. We shall see Same, already got the rejection email though, so if you haven’t heard, may be a good sign. Got the two I asked for! I was only like 3-4 mins after the e-email went out though... so pretty q...
by Jeff P
July 1st, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1252
Views: 71639

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mattstolz wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 12:17 pm
anyone get anything off this old Marchesi di Barolo list?
Tried to grab my parents' birth years. We shall see
by Jeff P
June 26th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1252
Views: 71639

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone grab any 2017 Chateau de Meursault Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes-Dessus? Or have any thoughts? Picked up a couple

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