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by Philip G
February 21st, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 342
Views: 25989

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Double-whammy. Found another code, WKMP26, plus Billecart-Salmon Rouge on sale at $79. Bought for a net price per bottle of $55. Wow. And free shipping. I think that WKMP26 will work with other numbers, try 21-25. Try WABRCT(1-3) There are a bunch more 50/150 in the other topic: https://www.wineber...
by Philip G
February 20th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 342
Views: 25989

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

C. Keller wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 5:34 pm
$100 off of $300 is back. Code is CRUSHED. Good until 2/29
Dang!

Ok. Best single, two and three bottle deals. Go:
by Philip G
February 20th, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver or Breckenridge wine store?
Replies: 21
Views: 504

Re: Denver or Breckenridge wine store?

The better ones aren’t close to I 70. This one is OK. https://applejack.com/ If you want to get a good lunch and pick up some really good Colorado wines, check out http://creeksidecellars.net/ not too far off I 70 on your way to Breck. +2 My in-laws love Creekside and Evergreen is a great little to...
by Philip G
February 19th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 51
Views: 1846

Re: Question for mailing list members

Some of the big names are, frankly, a rip off. BV, Shafer, Phelps, etc, offer club discounts but their wines can be found cheaper at local retail or online. Duckhorn is one of the larger ones I’ve bought from their club because many of their single vineyard Merlot and Cabs can’t be found through ret...
by Philip G
February 19th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 30
Views: 3293

Re: Wine prices are falling

Starting to see ‘14 and ‘15 Napa on clearance. My guess is ‘17 vintage sales are going slow and there’s leftover ‘14 and ‘15 inventory either at retail or the vineyards. And small sample size but coincidently I was given allocations for a number of Napa ‘17 wines I’ve been on the wait list for and w...
by Philip G
February 18th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

Last purchase for a while unless another rash of 100/300 coupons comes out: Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2016 $239.99->$162 (WA100, JD99) Chateau Laroque 2016 2 @ $34.99->$24 (WA94) Crazy good deal! Used WABRCT1 Which state were you having the Château Cos d'Estournel shipped to? It shows that it's $249....
by Philip G
February 16th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 342
Views: 25989

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Ah what to do... looking to get 2 bottles of Monte Bello 2016...math says to do two separate coupons. But I have used 2 already. Not sure I want to spend $600 more... $360 for 2 plus 14% from Rakuten is still a pretty good deal right? The '16 MB would be nice but it shows up as $229.97 so NO DISCOU...
by Philip G
February 16th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main Save the Date
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Fait-Main Save the Date

First time on this list, I know they have a very good reputation. Thinking of picking up some of the Chardonnay and the St Emillon if available and wait on the LPV until '18. "I am proud to announce the release of a new Napa Valley classic: 2018 Fait-Main Penhoet Toyon Farm Chardonnay Napa Valley’s ...
by Philip G
February 15th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Denver Offline - 2/29
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Denver Offline - 2/29

My wife and I are in! Wine wise, I'm thinking Pégau 2003 and a TBD second bottle. Happy to bring a salad or something else, I can't think of anything at the moment but will follow this thread and fill in where needed. Two weeks away and we have a third couple, friends of Donn, Ben and Sarai. We wil...
by Philip G
February 15th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 342
Views: 25989

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Ah what to do... looking to get 2 bottles of Monte Bello 2016...math says to do two separate coupons. But I have used 2 already. Not sure I want to spend $600 more... $360 for 2 plus 14% from Rakuten is still a pretty good deal right? The '16 MB would be nice but it shows up as $229.97 so NO DISCOU...
by Philip G
February 14th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 342
Views: 25989

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

half a case of billecart salmon rose today. Yikes! Yup. I feel like this might be one of those times we look back on in a few years and sat "remember when we got all those 100/300 coupons from wine.com!?" Who knows how long they'll keep putting these out where they can be used by multiple people.
by Philip G
February 14th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass

Can’t go wrong with RM, on the big side but with sone salinity and minerality. I’ve found crisp and minerally whites have gone well with Patagonian Toothfish (aka Chilean sea bass) or scallops, cut through the buttery flavors. A couple of my favorites have been Goodfellow Richard’s or Durant Chards ...
by Philip G
February 14th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

Hillside Select!!!!! I used four codes separately I also bought the stewardship free shipping the first time Not terrible. $229 a bottle here in TN The 100/300 is the best way to get the Big ticket items like Shafer HS and Insignia. Can skip their overpriced clubs where you have to buy their other ...
by Philip G
February 12th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

Last purchase for a while unless another rash of 100/300 coupons comes out:
Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2016 $239.99->$162 (WA100, JD99)
Chateau Laroque 2016 2 @ $34.99->$24 (WA94)

Crazy good deal! Used WABRCT1
by Philip G
February 12th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California 2017
Replies: 96
Views: 7751

Re: California 2017

Most of the vineyards I buy from have talked about the challenging year and what they did to deal with it and how they think their wines are. In general, it seems that the '17 wines are a step down from '16 but not as much of an outlier as '11, when there was a significant change in the quality of a...
by Philip G
February 11th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Denver Offline - 2/29
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Denver Offline - 2/29

Update: we are sticking with the 29th for our Denver Rhône tasting. Contact me if interested or post here.
by Philip G
February 10th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here’s a Coravin story for you.
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: Here’s a Coravin story for you.

I’ve never had an issue. Took a glass from 2011 Insignia and two years later was still drinking great.
by Philip G
February 10th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 215
Views: 12370

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Flannery, Grassl, Salt Vine, Sojourn. Got 3 Chase fraud alerts 2 days ago. Cancelled card.
by Philip G
February 6th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

Wabrct3 works
by Philip G
February 6th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

Kedar Dubhashi wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 3:12 pm
We need more 100/300 coupons.
Pathetic but true.
by Philip G
February 6th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

Wine.com just dropped the '16 Insignia from $299.99 to $259.99, putting it at $169.99 with a $41 throw in and the 100/300 coupon.
by Philip G
February 5th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 41
Views: 3449

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 2:46 pm
I’ve never had Realm but it seems to get high praise here. What would be a comparable wine? Myriad?
Scott - it's good stuff! Myriad, Maybach, Carter, Schrader would be comparable I would say.
by Philip G
February 5th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 342
Views: 25989

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

The 2016 Pontet Canet is unavailable, and for some reason the 375 krug’s aren’t qualifying for the code. Any recommendations for something that’s ready to drink? My cellar is on the smaller side and could use some great ready to drink options. I guess there’s always room for more ‘15 Argentiera but...
by Philip G
February 5th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 41
Views: 3449

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

1 Houyi $210 2 Moonracer $250 3 Fidelio $60 1 Fidelio Magnum wishlist $140 No Crane or TK, 🤷🏼‍♂️ Less than 2 years on list. Fingers crossed for 18’s next year. I was fortunate to get Memento Mori Dr Crane yesterday so not too bummed.... Same here with less than a year on the list. Actually ok with ...
by Philip G
February 5th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 41
Views: 3449

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Anyone planning on jumping in on this release (2017 SVDs and 2019 Fidelio)? Out of curiosity, given the other thread, how did JD score these? Don’t know about JD but AG scores them: ‘17 To Kalon 95 ‘17 Dr Crane 94 ‘17 Moonracer 94 ‘17 Houyi 93 The reviews sound good with 1-3 point drops from ‘16: 9...
by Philip G
February 5th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 20426

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Got my 1 bottle wish list. I've been buying from them for a few years pretty consistently but also got my order in very early. Maybe it was first come first served or maybe random? Anyway, it's just a bottle of wine but it's always fun to open a 100 pointer.
by Philip G
February 4th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 342
Views: 25989

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

loaded up pontet canet 2014, 2015, 2016 and lynch bages 2015, 2016 and a bunch of billecart rose and laurent perrier rose. these coupons are dangerous. Similar here. Tempted by the WA100 '10 P-C which would come in at $179 with a $20+ wine like La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza. WSP is about $225. Try not...
by Philip G
February 4th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 342
Views: 25989

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

For those that participate in the annual free shipping program, use code ncsjan20 for a free $20 off any order (no minimum)....e.g. $30 bottle ends up being $11 after tax. Only good for 44 hours. Holy crap that's a good one. Domaine de la Mordoree Cotes Du Rhone La Dame Rousse Rose 2018 $20.99->$0....
by Philip G
February 4th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

You definitely need to check wine searcher before buying at wine.com. they are normally pretty competitive on new wines especially after using the always available 10% off coupons. I found their pricing on bordeaux futures receipt competitive with everyone. But once you get beyond 2 years from rele...
by Philip G
February 3rd, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pacific NW Cabs/blends vs California - at the $50 price point
Replies: 38
Views: 1884

Re: Pacific NW Cabs/blends vs California - at the $50 price point

Mullan Road Cellars is Dennis Cakebread's Washington state project. Wine.com is selling the 2013 vintage for $25 (Original price is $45). True, most of the top Napa procedures Napa Valley Cabs have bumped up to $65+. Anderson's Conn Valley sells theirs at <$40 and has been pretty tasty some years. ...
by Philip G
February 3rd, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

I don't understand the business model for wine.com. How are they able to provide such deep discounts? Have they been around for a while? Normally wine.com mark up the price 10-20%. Lets say caymus they selling at $89.99, other site is $75. Maybe their invoice price is $40-$45 They're relying on the...
by Philip G
February 3rd, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 409
Views: 28527

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Drank a 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Willamette Valley over the weekend. So well balanced and just plain drinkable. Is there anything of this quality at the price?
by Philip G
February 2nd, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years
Replies: 78
Views: 3154

Re: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years

Randy’s son is in charge and has changed the approach. They are now very accessible young, but I wouldn’t call them in the plush category and they should age but these are different and carry a slightly different risk than DHMs of the 80s and 90s Everybody's throwing in the towel now. I suppose the...
by Philip G
February 1st, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

Toby P wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 5:00 pm
ah right I see, makes sense for 2+ orders per year
Or 3 per month the way these $100 off $300 are coming out!
by Philip G
February 1st, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

They haven't been charging me sales tax for CO for some reason... maybe I shouldn't be posting this???
by Philip G
February 1st, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

It’s like crack although more expensive and maybe more dangerous. With the free shipping and no sales tax you can get some crazy good deals and I haven't tried any of those cash back deals. Waiting for '16 Insignia to show up at a reasonable price but even at $299 with $100 off and free shipping co...
by Philip G
February 1st, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 6101

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

Brian Tuite wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 7:16 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 7:07 am
What’s the purpose of searing before sv?
I was thinking the same thing. The crust is toast after a 2hr SV.
Some say pre-searing allows the seared flavors to penetrate the meat during the cooking time. Not sure if this is true but this is how we do it. [cheers.gif]
by Philip G
February 1st, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years
Replies: 78
Views: 3154

Re: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years

Seavey Cabs are made for aging 25+ years and are consistently excellent. Their Caravina Cabernet is made to drink earlier.

BV Georges de Latour is readily available at around $100, still consistently good and has a long track record of aging well.
by Philip G
February 1st, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 6101

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

Got my BD order on Thursday. A few Porterhouse and Rudd. First timer with Flannery and ordering aged beef. We usually get our steaks at WF or Costco, New York Strip or Filet Mignon primarily. Cooked up a Porterhouse last night. Quick sear, then sous vide with fresh herbs, olive oil and a bit of red ...
by Philip G
February 1st, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 183
Views: 11575

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

Ryan A wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 6:34 pm
$100 off $300 wine.com

WKMP24
WKMP25
WKMP26
You guys are killing me, actually my credit card, with these $100 offs.
by Philip G
January 30th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 7770

Re: Grassl Glassware

Got my BD Grassl glasses today. So listen. I work for NASA. This is clearly alien technology. Picked up the 1885 and it was defying gravity. Anti-matter? Pretty sure...
by Philip G
January 28th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5479

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

There is a "No" option for the "Do you find this review helpful?" question. I have used that at times and if enough people use this for the "same as last time" posters maybe they will get the message. I'm sure my notes have been voted not helpful before but there's no way for the poster to know tha...
by Philip G
January 28th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5479

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Some people write notes for themselves, don’t care what anyone else thinks, and don’t bother to use the bottle or private note options. Maybe the most important aspect of the note is a self-reminder of who they drank it with. Those notes may be useless or even misleading. I try not to let them anno...
by Philip G
January 27th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 177
Views: 8107

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

2nd Timer. A few bottles less of wine but more other stuff Sojourn - went for a mixed case for the 10% off and the free cab. Did this last year and what a deal and what a great winery. Goodfellow - 6pack of the BD Chard. Introduced to them last year at BDX Salt Vine - both the '15 OWC and some '16. ...
by Philip G
January 26th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 6101

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

Going in on this for the first time, thinking the Porterhouse and Rudd. A few questions: - the weight determines the thickness? What are the corresponding thicknesses for the weight options? - how are these packaged, how should I store them and how long will they last? Thanks! Hey Phil, Chris is sp...
by Philip G
January 26th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Offer Extended to 1/31 - Sojourn Cellars - Bonus Bottle of $125 Proprietary Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 25
Views: 1741

Re: Sojourn Cellars - Bonus Bottle of $125 Proprietary Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon

Amazing offer, thanks! BTW, looks like a typo in your post as you are offering the '17 GII? Philip, I believe the bonus bottle (Proprietary Cuvee) is not one of the bottles in their current offering, which is why its an earlier vintage. Jeremy - no the Georges III is listed here as a '16 but on the...
by Philip G
January 26th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 6101

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

Going in on this for the first time, thinking the Porterhouse and Rudd. A few questions:
- the weight determines the thickness? What are the corresponding thicknesses for the weight options?
- how are these packaged, how should I store them and how long will they last?

Thanks!
by Philip G
January 26th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers
Replies: 127
Views: 4362

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers

In for 2018 Berserker Cuvee Chardonnay - $192/6-pack

Sent email.

Thanks!!!

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