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by Jeff P
May 27th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 400855

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

J. Rock wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 4:35 pm
Jeff P wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 4:06 pm
Just got my marathon wines in TX FYI
Thanks for the update. Did they email you before they shipped it?

Coincidentally, I just emailed them today to check on the status of my order.
Nope - just showed up. They'll update their website though in the orders section
by Jeff P
May 23rd, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 400855

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

Just got my marathon wines in TX FYI
by Jeff P
May 17th, 2019, 1:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 74963

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Troy Stark wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Anyone else having issues with their account page over the last couple of days or is it just me?
I have been... i just e-mail and ask for my holdings and they get back to me fairly quickly
by Jeff P
April 18th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?
Replies: 68
Views: 3526

Re: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?

Steven Orloff wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 10:21 am
Valdicava was my Italian wine epiphany.
Same here
by Jeff P
April 11th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LSO - Lone Star Overnight
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: LSO - Lone Star Overnight

Never had any issues and they almost exclusively deliver my stuff to my office. They usually call me the day before for a good time to come. They're generally on time but we have a person up front so not a big deal as long as normal hours.
by Jeff P
April 3rd, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1345
Views: 145712

Re: Official Costco Thread

Anyone know what states you can purchase wine at Costco without a membership? Costco is about 45 minutes away and I pass three Sam’s Clubs on the way. So kept my Sam’s membership when they opened. There are zero wine deals there but haven’t checked out to see if my local Costco has the deal you guy...
by Jeff P
March 23rd, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42907

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I requested the same, but as I haven't heard, I figure I was, six minutes after the offer came in, too late. Oh well. so if you don't hear back right away it means you didn't get it? I've actually found that typically when it takes some time it seems like thats a good sign. normally the no's come p...
by Jeff P
March 6th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Purchasing Bordeaux at Total Wine
Replies: 22
Views: 1783

Re: Purchasing Bordeaux at Total Wine

I bought a '96 Montrose from them a few years back. Came out opaque/orange and just bad. Smelled and tasted like trashy fruit. However, they refunded me after a little grief from the manager. It said it was "winery direct" Overall though, that's my only issue. Don't buy much from them anymore in TX ...
by Jeff P
March 6th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 400855

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

Berserker Day winery up now! In for a few of the 2009 V Madrone cabs. Love their zins and interested to try these as well. Great deal. Have some 13s I got from the winery that need a few more years so i'm excited to try these. The AXR folks have really been trying to get rid of the legacy V Madrone...
by Jeff P
March 5th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 73
Views: 18729

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Going on year 12 with my 3 Home Depot Vissani/Magic Chef 50+ bottle units. Gave one of them to my step-son about 4 years ago and he reports it’s still working fine. These have been a huge value. Bought a used/dead VinoTemp oak veneer cabinet on the cheap off Craigslist and added a new CellarPro coo...
by Jeff P
March 4th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 73
Views: 18729

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Going on year 12 with my 3 Home Depot Vissani/Magic Chef 50+ bottle units. Gave one of them to my step-son about 4 years ago and he reports it’s still working fine. These have been a huge value. Bought a used/dead VinoTemp oak veneer cabinet on the cheap off Craigslist and added a new CellarPro coo...
by Jeff P
February 27th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42907

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I like the current system and am far from a whale. However, I am usually at my computer most days and when i'm not oh well, saves me money!
by Jeff P
February 27th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42907

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 6:07 am
Who bought the Magdelaine?
I was 8 mins post e-mail and missed out
by Jeff P
February 26th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar recommendation - EuroCave FranceCave (Wine Enthusiast) vs EuroCave Artevino III (Costco)
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

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

Hi folks, It looks like this topic has come up a handful of times on this forum, but I'm wondering if anyone here has experience with what seems to be these EuroCave "offbrands." Maybe that's too strong a word, but these definitely seem like spinoffs. Both the Francecave and Artevino III can be had...
by Jeff P
February 25th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine bottles and travel questions
Replies: 19
Views: 715

Re: Wine bottles and travel questions

Often travel with 2-3 bottles in a checked roller bag. Wrap them in clothes and away from the edges. Never had one break or stolen Also have a Vin Garde valise for wine country trips or longer vacations. Had to buy another Styrofoam type shipper in France to bring back Champagne since it was wayyyy ...
by Jeff P
February 11th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42907

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 4:21 pm
No dice on the '82 Gruaud Larose. By the time I got around to replying I knew it would be a shot in the dark, but still ... [swearing.gif]
Must've gotten lucky and snagged one. Pretty pleased. Heard great things
by Jeff P
February 1st, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42907

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I got 1 of the 2 that I asked for. Over the last while, I've put together a Magdelaine vertical from Envoyer of 70, 82, 85, 89 Have you tried any of them? I've had a number of btls of Magdelaine as a general matter (and I love it), but I haven't yet opened any of what I've purchased from Envoyer. N...
by Jeff P
January 31st, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42907

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

RyanC wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 6:28 pm
I put in for a couple of the Magdelaine.
Same, looking forward to trying
by Jeff P
January 31st, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious
Replies: 53
Views: 2842

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious

Recently opened a 16 Blooms Field and did not enjoy it at all. Will leave the rest for 5-7 more years before even thinking about opening them. Hopefully the funk fades off
by Jeff P
January 24th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42907

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mattstolz wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 6:18 pm
got a confirm on the 04 Pichon Lalande. First Lalande purchase ever! also record Envoyer confirm time
Beat me to it!
by Jeff P
January 15th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 400855

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

Mark C wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm
UMM . . . Cory - It’s Tuesday!

And, where’s my marathon wines!?
Got my marathon case on Friday!
by Jeff P
January 14th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..
Replies: 35
Views: 1771

Re: Chicago - a few Qs

Also fabulous restaurants that I enjoy for great wine and food are: 1) Boka 2) Girl n The Goat 3) Somerset 4) Momataro 5) Roister 6) Next 7) Kumiko - new japanese omakase with excellent wine/sake/cocktail pairings 8) RPM Steakhouse 9) Swift & Stones Steakhouse 10) The Bristol Strongly recommend #3 ...
by Jeff P
January 14th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1345
Views: 145712

Re: Official Costco Thread

Ed Steinway wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 4:45 pm
I went to the Danville Costco this weekend and they had a few magnums of 2010 Valdicava for $219.97.
Wow, I wish I could find that! Love that wine
by Jeff P
January 14th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?
Replies: 33
Views: 2019

Re: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?

On my 21st birthday, my parents took me to a tasting menu with a wine pairing in the Napa area and it completed changed the way I thought about food and wine. Finished up my undergrad (at UC Davis of all schools... one of my biggest regrets now is not caring about their V&E department in my time th...
by Jeff P
January 4th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 1990 Vintage
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: 1990 Vintage

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 6:49 am
Eric Ifune wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Garnet in NYC are a couple.
Nope Nope Nope.

Garnet in NYC has been in decline for a couple of years now, new owners and most of the old stuff is gone.

Try Chambers & Flatiron in NYC and BPW and Benchmark in CA.
BPW is now First Bottle fwiw
by Jeff P
January 2nd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 1990 Vintage
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: 1990 Vintage

1990 is a great vintage and performing at peak imo. We had a 4 bottle 1990 Bordeaux horizontal a couple of weeks ago: 1990 Trotanoy 1990 Palmer 1990 Leoville Poyferre 1990 Leoville Barton. All were wonderful. All were different. Different people at the dinner had different favorites. Some liked the...
by Jeff P
December 19th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1345
Views: 145712

Re: Official Costco Thread

CJ Beazley wrote:
December 19th, 2018, 12:19 pm
DFW, 2015 La Dame Malescot $28.00
Which costco?
by Jeff P
December 17th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: TN: 1990 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

Had the '82 recently in Chicago. Was in great shape. For the price, these wines age quite well
by Jeff P
December 13th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 400855

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

Got two of Pierre Labet Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2014 for $49, plus my referral discounts so not bad- worth it
by Jeff P
December 12th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 400855

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

Anyone have any experience from last years sales per their recent email? Good stuff worth checking out?
by Jeff P
December 11th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downtown Napa Tasting Rooms?
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Downtown Napa Tasting Rooms?

All, Plotting a quick, 36-hour Napa trip to take advantage of a SF work trip. Will be staying in Downtown Napa, arriving initially around 530 or 6. I have a good sense of how to use the following day (focusing on a couple Spring Mountain spots I’ve long wanted to try) but am less sure what, if anyt...
by Jeff P
December 3rd, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 98
Views: 7203

Re: Somm 3

Ian Dorin wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 12:05 pm
Is it on Netflix and Prime? And do you have to pay for it on either format?
$5.99 to rent and like $14 to buy. I rented but didn't mind paying since I hope they make more and it supports the film maker
by Jeff P
December 3rd, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 98
Views: 7203

Re: Somm 3

I enjoyed it a lot. Just a fun 90 minutes on a topic i'm interested in. Not expecting it to win any awards or anything...
by Jeff P
November 29th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 1990 Vintage
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: 1990 Vintage

Great stuff, thanks!
by Jeff P
November 26th, 2018, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Thoughts about online wine purchasing?
Replies: 34
Views: 6072

Re: Thoughts about online wine purchasing?

I use JJ Buckley and have had very good success with them and usually a lot cheaper than buying retail in my state
by Jeff P
November 26th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 1990 Vintage
Replies: 10
Views: 785

1990 Vintage

Hi all - relatively new here but starting to look for '90 vintage wines. Mainly Bordeaux (both right and left bank), Rhone, Barolo, or Champagne. Looking for birth year wines as gifts and to stash for later years. I've read a lot of the posts on here trying to find a good synopsis of what wines to l...
by Jeff P
November 14th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Dallas
Replies: 87
Views: 14015

Re: Dallas

Just a quick update. I went to Urbano last week with a group for a Dom tasting. I hadn't been in probably 2.5 years. I can honestly say, that it was the worst meal I have ever had at a restaurant in Dallas. The food was so mind blowingly pedestrian. It's a huge disappointment. Ever since Keo left a...
by Jeff P
October 24th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Dallas
Replies: 87
Views: 14015

Re: Dallas

Just a quick update. I went to Urbano last week with a group for a Dom tasting. I hadn't been in probably 2.5 years. I can honestly say, that it was the worst meal I have ever had at a restaurant in Dallas. The food was so mind blowingly pedestrian. It's a huge disappointment. Ever since Keo left a...
by Jeff P
October 15th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3356
Views: 168032

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I just stumbled across three bottles of the Four Roses 130th Anniversary in an ABC store while out of town. Picked up all three and look forward to trying one soon, especially since I've seen it compared to Al Young's 50th, which is the best American whiskey I've ever had. Agreed. The Al Young was ...
by Jeff P
October 7th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10508
Views: 344389

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Mascot - delicious, solid price point too
by Jeff P
October 4th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow Monsieur Etain release
Replies: 49
Views: 4754

Re: Scarecrow Monsieur Etain release

I was ready to check-out then passed due to shipping. Basically makes it $250 a bottle and that's a material change from $195
by Jeff P
October 2nd, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value $100-$150 US wines
Replies: 66
Views: 3437

Re: Best Value $100-$150 US wines

Frank Z wrote:
October 2nd, 2018, 12:08 pm
The allocation for 2013 The Mascot just came out! It seems this year is $95/bottle. Is it just me, or is that less than last year?
I've seen retail for the 2012 from $110-$150 but was pleased with the $95
by Jeff P
August 30th, 2018, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??

I live a few blocks from Pogos and they have a great selection, the best in Dallas IMO, but their pricing can be really high/frustrating. Current examples include 2015 Pataille Clos du Roy @$68 (I paid about $50 elsewhere), 2016 Foillard Cuvée Corcelette @$48 (I paid $32 elsewhere), 2015Louis Miche...
by Jeff P
August 29th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 54
Views: 4370

Re: Japanese Whiskey

If you like blended whiskey, try Ichiro's Malt and Grain Blended Whisky. Very tasty. In US it is usually about $100 but if you ever go to Japan I saw it as low as $35
by Jeff P
August 29th, 2018, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??

Dav1d S@wyer wrote:
July 13th, 2018, 9:20 pm
JJ Buckley has a warehouse in TX or at least they used to. Good selection and pricing in my experiences.
I buy from them and live in TX and have had good experiences. Idk about a TX warehouse but I usually just wait to ship until Nov thru April

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