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by Philip G
March 1st, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

Chris Crutchfield wrote: March 1st, 2021, 12:49 am FEBAPP no longer works
Bummer. 10% RMN is back a day late...
by Philip G
March 1st, 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver Metro Area Wine shops
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Denver Metro Area Wine shops

Thank you to all of the posters here. This is a huge help. Not as worried as I once was about not being able to find a wine community out here. The bummer is our stupid no corkage at restaurants by Colorado law so get togethers have to be at private locations. We've got a group that's met a couple ...
by Philip G
February 28th, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver Metro Area Wine shops
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Denver Metro Area Wine shops

I don't usually buy in Denver but agree with all the above recommendations if you need to pick up a bottle or three. Argonaut is another that can have decent sales and has a fine wine cooled room. I've found some harder to find items at Total Beverage in Westminster at good prices. Ordering online y...
by Philip G
February 25th, 2021, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggest some French reds based on my Cali tastes
Replies: 32
Views: 1889

Re: Suggest some French reds based on my Cali tastes

OK, a quick run to Total Wine netted me two selections from the suggestions above. 2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf Du Pape 2014 Chateau Troplong Mondot 1er Grand Cru Classe How'd I do? I'll try one or both this weekend. There's a French restaurant/wine shop in town but I didn't spot anythin...
by Philip G
February 24th, 2021, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19765

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Michael W. Lee wrote: February 24th, 2021, 2:37 pm Can anyone who can tell me how long to I have wait for Realm ToKalon CS??? Finally I moved up to offer list last week but no ToKalon offer, not even wish list.🥲
It took me about 2 years. In the meantime I bought a bottle or two of Moonracer and Houyi and a whole bunch of Bard and Tempest.
by Philip G
February 24th, 2021, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19765

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

It is a tough call but some I've seen music bands at the same venue for 20+ years and the prices of tickets have went up from $35 to almost $200 in that period, for the same band, same venue, etc. With Stubhub and other online resellers, bands/agents/venues started to see the real price the market ...
by Philip G
February 24th, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

JoelD wrote: February 24th, 2021, 10:07 am
Jin F wrote: February 24th, 2021, 9:18 am Wine.com



retailmenot.com 10% cash back will end this sunday.
Jin, do you know how often RMN tends to have at least 10% off? How many times have you seen the 20%?
I don't know if anyone has any statistics but as a WAG I'd say 10% about 50% of the time, 20% about 10% of the time.
by Philip G
February 24th, 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19765

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

The money grab comments reminds me of people who complain that professional athletes get paid too much. In the end the market will drive the price of their worth. If an owner is making enough money on tv, attendance, etc they can afford to pay the players what they're asking in order to win and incr...
by Philip G
February 20th, 2021, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penfolds California Collection
Replies: 52
Views: 3369

Re: Penfolds California Collection

Complete aside, but how great was the “So” album, John!? Still think Secret World Live is one of the best live discs (even though PG overdubbed the vocals in studio). What a band he had. Wish I saw him in concert in the 80s. PG 3 is my favorite album. I saw him in 1980 at the Central Park ice rink....
by Philip G
February 17th, 2021, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penfolds California Collection
Replies: 52
Views: 3369

Re: Penfolds California Collection

Jeff_M. wrote: February 16th, 2021, 3:41 pm $700 for an introductory bottling? This isn't the right market for that price point.
Oh I don't know...

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by Philip G
February 16th, 2021, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

RMN wine.com back down to 10% :-(

Got a couple of orders in last night before going to bed with the 20% and last decent codes (50/200, 20/100): L-P #24, '08 L-P Millésimé, '17 Fontalloro, '05 Cortonesi.
by Philip G
February 14th, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Chateau Montelena, The Montelena Estate
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Re: TN: 1996 Chateau Montelena, The Montelena Estate

asnitow wrote: February 14th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Tom Lee wrote: February 14th, 2021, 10:23 am While we’re at it, the 91 and 94 are still really good.

Tom
Thanks for the data point, ive got 90 and 91 and have been wondering...
We had a 90 last summer which was delicious. I was amazed at how complex it was.
by Philip G
February 14th, 2021, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald Waitlist
Replies: 60
Views: 9066

Re: Macdonald Waitlist

Looks like I signed up in 2016. Like ordering custom surfboards or a few guitars, I leave the shaper or luthier (winemaker) alone and just wait for that eventual phone call or email rather than lumping myself in with the numerous emails they must receive. Though it sounds like these guys are a clas...
by Philip G
February 9th, 2021, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19765

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

I was only allocated 1 Beckstoffer Bourn as well and was bummed out. I have the 15 and 16 The 15 is beautiful. Haven't opened the 16 yet. I forgot to order the 17 so maybe that is why I was only offered 1 as well. Totally forgot about that. Darn. I like your idea about the unofficial WL. Just getti...
by Philip G
February 9th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19765

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Very excited to get allocations for all except the Cab Franc, which is waaaay out of my price range anyway :-) Will take my full allocation of T-K and Dr-C and will have to see what I can afford as far as numbers on the others. Boy that Bourn is a beautiful bottle! I was able to purchase '16 Kata in...
by Philip G
February 7th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Advice: Opening a 1975 Ca Cab.
Replies: 19
Views: 916

Re: Need Advice: Opening a 1975 Ca Cab.

Bob C wrote: February 7th, 2021, 10:02 am Thank you all very much for the great advice!

I very much appreciate all of your thoughts.

Hope everyone has a great Super Bowl Sunday!
You too! Let us know how it goes!

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by Philip G
February 7th, 2021, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Advice: Opening a 1975 Ca Cab.
Replies: 19
Views: 916

Re: Need Advice: Opening a 1975 Ca Cab.

I've opened old bottles with an Ah So, just have to go in slowly and go back and forth while inserting. If the cork starts going in you could try the corkscrew with Ah So but I've never done that. I would stand up the night before somewhere cool but warmer than your wine cellar or fridge, around 65F...
by Philip G
February 6th, 2021, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19765

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

You know what else I like about the Realm release? You don’t have to pay for the wine a year before you get it!
by Philip G
February 5th, 2021, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 261
Views: 13634

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

As I threw away my styrofoam inserts this evening (Denver does not recycle them) I had a thought based upon a post earlier in this thread of the cost of the styro foam being $11 (that seems high but that is what I remember), what if there was a paid return label in the package? I would rather ship ...
by Philip G
February 5th, 2021, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

wine.com inventory is dependent on which warehouse it ships out of, which is based on the state it ships to. If you tell us the state you are shipping to, people can suggest good QPR wines based on that. Can ship to VA, FL or anywhere there’s a Domaine Storage, theoretically. I'm in the same boat a...
by Philip G
February 4th, 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.
Replies: 204
Views: 9425

Re: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.

I think the Killer, Staggering, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor system works best for me. Differences of a point or 2 on the 100 point scale are meaningless to me. 98-99 Killer 96-97 Staggering 94-95 Excellent 92-93 Very Good 90-91 Good 88-89 Fair -87 Poor But "differences of a point or...
by Philip G
February 4th, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

Used wine.com 50/150s and 10% off to pick up '15 Brancaia Ilatraia @ $36, '18 Janasse VV @ $63, '16 Château Haut-Brisson @ $18, Laurent-Perrier #24 @ $100. Pretty excited, especially about the L-P. Have a 20/50 to use might go back for more Ilatraia or maybe a Brunello... There are some decent deal...
by Philip G
February 4th, 2021, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

Used wine.com 50/150s and 10% off to pick up '15 Brancaia Ilatraia @ $36, '18 Janasse VV @ $63, '16 Château Haut-Brisson @ $18, Laurent-Perrier #24 @ $100.

Pretty excited, especially about the L-P. Have a 20/50 to use might go back for more Ilatraia or maybe a Brunello...
by Philip G
February 3rd, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest
Replies: 31
Views: 1372

Re: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest

I've only had the '16 Syrah and it was a good one! 2016 Riverain Syrah Cardiac Hill Bennett Valley more 2/19/2020 - I LIKE THIS WINE: 95 points Wow. This is a big, juicy, succulent Syrah. Coravined a glass to see what this is about and let it sit for about an hour before diving in. Black cherry and ...
by Philip G
February 2nd, 2021, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

If we want to keep the signal-to-noise ratio of this thread high... Oh I'm sorry, I thought this was "Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping", not "Lukewarm deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping". In any event, I was not aware that there were so many people who follow wine.c...
by Philip G
February 2nd, 2021, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 261
Views: 13634

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

I hate the styro too. Sojourn shipped me some wines in September when the weather was potentially warm. They used styrofoam but included freezer packs and wrapped all the bottles in plastic! The styrofoam was a bit beat up but the wines were well protected and still cool. They have hands down the be...
by Philip G
February 2nd, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wine Region for Great Wine?
Replies: 128
Views: 6407

Re: Best Value Wine Region for Great Wine?

I think Washington has some of the best Quality/$ around. Some excellent wines in the under $60 including Syrahs from the Rocks and some very good wines in the $15-$30 range, particularly red blends. Sleight of Hand, Rasa, Va Piano, Gorman, many more. SoH and Rasa will have specials on their Conjuro...
by Philip G
February 2nd, 2021, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8458

Re: 2018 Maybach release

New to this list so I have a honest question, are these wines worth the coin? If you like big, modern Napa Cabs these are near the top. Whether they're worth the price is a personal decision. Given that they typically sell on the secondary market for 25%-50% over the mailing list release price says...
by Philip G
February 2nd, 2021, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

Sorry to cause you the distress of posting a coupon that you don't find valuable. Next time should I PM you and Mike C for official clearance before posting a valid coupon in the forum? You posted a low value coupon and people gave you feedback that it's not very helpful. No need to be snarky or de...
by Philip G
February 2nd, 2021, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19765

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Jean Menwa wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 10:32 am Has anyone rated the 2018 realm wines?
Wine Advocate for this release:
2018 Houyi 96+
2018 Farella Estate 97
2018 Beckstoffer Dr. Crane 100
2018 Beckstoffer To Kalon 98+
2018 Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard 96
by Philip G
February 1st, 2021, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

Jin F wrote: February 1st, 2021, 3:58 pm https://www.retailmenot.com/ 10% back for wine.com Available through 2/28/2021
Boom! Yes 👍
by Philip G
February 1st, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19765

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Thanks for all the great info Scott! I personally like the guaranteed allocation offering. Less stressful and also I think less likely to panic buy. I've been a big Bard and Tempest fan for a few years and went big on them in the fall release. Haven't gotten Crane or TK offers yet but hopefully this...
by Philip G
January 30th, 2021, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8458

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Mike Van1 wrote: January 30th, 2021, 7:26 am I received an offer yesterday as well. Does anyone have the scores on the Amoenus? Will probably pick up three Materium but trying decide how many Amoenus to add to order.
JD
'18 Amoenus 96-99
'18 Materium 97-100

I've had some Amoenus that I prefer over the same vintage Materium.
by Philip G
January 29th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18470

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Woohoo got a Platt! Thanks Will!

Will be opening up a ‘17 Platt to celebrate tonight.
by Philip G
January 27th, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Proof that coravin does not corrupt
Replies: 45
Views: 2406

Re: Proof that coravin does not corrupt

I use Coravin several times per week as my wife doesn't typically drink during the week and I would rather sample a glass or two than open one bottle over several nights. I will Coravin down to about 1/2 bottle after which I'll just open in. I've never found any issues on wines over a several month ...
by Philip G
January 26th, 2021, 8:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 238
Views: 11312

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

Ha! Well I don't think I can skip '“The Philip Good” Single Vineyard Chardonnays'! I do likes me them Goodfellow Chards flirtysmile

The Cab Franc and Temperance Hill package sounds very interesting too, will give a call!

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by Philip G
January 25th, 2021, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pasxa: New wine project from Bryant (former) / Force Majeure Winemaker
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Pasxa: New wine project from Bryant (former) / Force Majeure Winemaker

Tom Lee wrote: January 25th, 2021, 10:36 am
Scott G r u n e r wrote: January 25th, 2021, 8:08 am Have to admit a slight pet peeve for winery names I have no idea how to pronounce.
Paw Shu.
Gesundheit!
by Philip G
January 23rd, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 123
Views: 13974

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

This and Shafer HSS are probably my 2 favorite cabs. Every year it gets Harder and harder to pull the trigger. It’s always a last minute decision I love Shafer HSS and finally got an allocation this year so picked up quite a few although that's one where if you're patient or use wine.com codes you ...
by Philip G
January 23rd, 2021, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 123
Views: 13974

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

Does buying M. Etain (or not) affect ones Scarecrow list standing?
by Philip G
January 20th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

could be over. maybe it was a flash sale for the inauguration (wash dc+harris is vp#49) I had the same thought but it seemed wdc46 would have been better - but maybe the veep connection is it (though I'd have thought we'd had more veeps than that). First female VP ever is a pretty momentous event--...
by Philip G
January 20th, 2021, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

Kicking myself for not waiting for a RMN 20% cash back so I could have gotten that Roederer for $0.80!
by Philip G
January 20th, 2021, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

Another wine.com coupon WDC49 - $49 off a $50+ order. I used it yesterday and it worked for me. For any first time buyers at wine access, my referral link will get you $50 off $150 plus free shipping. Appreciate anyone that uses it! http://share.wineaccess.com/v/michael_220 $49 off $50...like...fre...
by Philip G
January 19th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18470

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

In for a mixed 11 (leaving room for my WL Platt flirtysmile )

Thanks Will! [thankyou.gif]
by Philip G
January 19th, 2021, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8458

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Likewise at first didn't get an email and first try didn't show any allocation but was just now able to get in and order. Picked up full allocation of Materium 750, 1.5, a couple of 375s, also a handful of Amoenus. Email invite showed up after. [dance-clap.gif]
by Philip G
January 16th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330756

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

I've been holding off on the coupons hoping for some RMN cash back but figured I better use the HOLIDAY 20/50 ones before they expire. Picked up 375s of Coutet and Felsina Vin Santo with one and Laurent-Perrier Rose with the other.
by Philip G
January 16th, 2021, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.
Replies: 32
Views: 2987

Re: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.

Realm and Maybach have quite a bit of info, including pictures :-)
Cayuse has all of their wines listed with reviews going back through the years.
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by Philip G
January 13th, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category
Replies: 27
Views: 2201

Re: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category

Got my full allocation of Crane and Elysian and WL'ed more Elysian. Didn't pick up any Semillon, still have some from previous releases and while I like it as a nice change of pace my wife isn't that big of a fan.
by Philip G
January 12th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 41
Views: 2917

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

Being a huge fan of black field blends, Casa Nuestra is particularly intriguing to me - nice to see it on this list! Would love to hear your take on the wine if you would have time to give it. Thanks! The Casa Nuestra is fairly new to the Turley line up but it is quickly becoming one of my favorite...
by Philip G
January 11th, 2021, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for social media consultant for winery
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: Looking for social media consultant for winery

Hello, We are looking for a social media consultant to help us market our wine better in the US. We have a winery in France and import the wine to the US. We are a boutique winery. Our import / distributor office is based out of Maryland. We are looking to sell wine in Maryland and Washington DC. A...
by Philip G
January 9th, 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2746

Re: First Date Wines

On my 5th date with my now wife back in 2014, I invited her to my place for dinner and served braised short ribs with a 2009 Turley Hayne Zin. She was polite but clearly not impressed by the wine. She mentioned that for her birthday earlier in the week, her parents cooked her dinner and her mom ope...

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