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by Mike C.
September 25th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

I've been peaking in periodically today on the HDH auction livestream. A bunch of lots being auctioned today and tomorrow. Started out rather slowly early this morning with most lots going low to mid estimated range. By around 10:30 things started to heat up selling near upper range. A lot of DRC t...
by Mike C.
September 23rd, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9470

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Mike C. wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 2:59 pm
As I’ve moved to buying more old world wine, I’ve been cutting my lists, but sounds like I should get on this train...
And I did. Shifflett Cab obviously sold out, but at least got 2 x Napa and 2 x Prop
by Mike C.
September 23rd, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9470

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

As I’ve moved to buying more old world wine, I’ve been cutting my lists, but sounds like I should get on this train...
by Mike C.
September 23rd, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08` Cristal and 96` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: 08` Cristal and 96` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 12:23 pm
Last year of Burt's direct winemaking, no?
Thought it was 1997 (http://www.princeofpinot.com/article/1795/)
by Mike C.
September 23rd, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

. . . Why isn't the store's placement of the product on the shelf (presumably with a label identifying the product, as well as the price) construed as an Offer to sell that is deemed accepted when the buyer presents said item to the store in an attempt to purchase? . . . The simple answer to "why?"...
by Mike C.
September 18th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing source | material (German Wine)
Replies: 23
Views: 878

Re: Introducing source | material (German Wine)

Joined the list earlier this summer and got in on some (pre-?)offers—look forward to seeing what is to come!
by Mike C.
September 16th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Manhattan Wine Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Manhattan Wine Storage

I checked earlier this year, and the facility is closed to new clients as they are at capacity.
by Mike C.
September 16th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10042

Re: Ultramarine Email

Allocated one 3-pack, took it. No option for single bottles of rose.
by Mike C.
September 15th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10042

Re: Ultramarine Email

Same here, signed up January 2019
by Mike C.
September 11th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: caymus 2007 cabernet/does it need decanting?
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: caymus 2007 cabernet/does it need decanting?

Does Welch’s grape juice need decanting?
by Mike C.
September 10th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 292
Views: 25432

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

As with anything else in life, it is always best to do your own homework - even here on this board. One person's 'perfect wine' is another's 85 pointer - and they are both correct because it is their opinion. We still don't really know what to expect with vintage 2020 - and it's simply too early to...
by Mike C.
September 10th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 184
Views: 7960

Re: wine.com delivery fail

See the coupon thread—I fortunately haven’t had this issue before, but this is one of many. They will make it right.
by Mike C.
September 9th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151764

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

This sounds like a west coast warehouse issue. I haven’t had any of these issues with the NY warehouse.
by Mike C.
August 23rd, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures
Replies: 41
Views: 2649

Re: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures

The Dugat Py gevrey looks great
by Mike C.
August 23rd, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 1522

Re: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)

Interestingly, there is more to all of this than just the height of the canopy. Olivier Lamy has compared side by side rows this year with (1) trimmed high by machine (2) trimmed at the same height by hand and (3) rolled canopies that are not trimmed. He told me that 1 and 2 have 1% more potential ...
by Mike C.
August 22nd, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 1522

Re: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)

And one of the big impacts of no-till farming has been to shorten cane growth, cutting the number of hedging passes, and definitely leading to lower alcohols and earlier flavor development. I’ve wondered about this one in light of warming climates. The few viticulture books I’ve read state that phe...
by Mike C.
August 22nd, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 1522

Re: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)

A more practical question—who (if any) are the young, under-the-radar producers farming grapes like #1?
by Mike C.
August 20th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5683

Re: HDH action questions

Didn't get all the burgs I wanted, but pretty excited about the case of Burt Williams-era WS that I picked up.
by Mike C.
August 17th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: midwest offline -- donnhoff, sociando, magdelaine, vcc, et al
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: midwest offline -- donnhoff, sociando, magdelaine, vcc, et al

Another friend brought the Kosta Brown RRV pinot noir 2014 . Served blind (like all the reds), it was clearly Cali cab . Nice rasberry and spice, more developed than I would have expected (not in a bad way). I've never had one before, and guessed Williams Selyem with 10-15 years of age. Freudian sl...
by Mike C.
August 16th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151764

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

I had a wine.com replacement delivery* arrive today (SMF area) which was supposed to be held, and the still wines are oozing out from the capsules. Not sure I've seen anything as heat cooked since my doorman lost a bottle or two 20 years ago in our (literal) steam pipe closet. I do not think this i...
by Mike C.
August 14th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151764

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

Jayson Cohen wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 1:46 pm
I ordered from Morrell. The 2014 and 2015 Ramonet red Boudriotte are apparently actually Clos de la Boudriotte.
Yes, for Ramonet, the red is Clos de la Boudriotte and the white is La Boudriotte.
by Mike C.
August 14th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151764

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

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:32 am
It was a nice sale. I got 17 Lignier morey 1er vv day 1 then waited to pick off some stuff today.
I had picked one up from Flatiron a few months ago so passed on that, but still kicking myself for skimming too quickly and missing the '14 Hudelot Noellat at the top of the reds...
by Mike C.
August 14th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151764

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

So we can get back on topic instead of people stupidly fighting about referral bonuses: Morrell is on the last day of their progressive Burg sale (https://www.morrellwine.com/topics/The-Burgundy-Progressive-Sale-Each-Day-the-Savings-Grow-g8238080q2), with some decent options: Domaine de l'Arlot Nuit...
by Mike C.
August 14th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151764

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

Morrell is on the last day of their progressive Burg sale (https://www.morrellwine.com/topics/The-Burgundy-Progressive-Sale-Each-Day-the-Savings-Grow-g8238080q2), with some decent options: Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forets St. Georges 2017 - $86.25 Domaine de l'Arlot Vosne...
by Mike C.
August 13th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 226
Views: 15365

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

The Contra Costa Red Table Wine is great young
by Mike C.
August 12th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: Bernard Moreau, Keller
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: LTB: Bernard Moreau, Keller

Bumping this for additional leads What do you consider "reasonable" prices for: @btserd GG Hubacker GG Kirchspiel GG Of course it’s vintage dependent, but something closer to the following: @btserd GG - 250 (which is more than I paid recently at retail without any preexisting relationship/allocatio...
by Mike C.
August 11th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 226
Views: 15365

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

AD Northup wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 9:42 am
Offer live on website. First time after a few years being offered allocations of all wines, is very excited. In for a mixed case.
Third Sandlands release for me, and offered everything but the Coombsville Chardonnay (wished for 1).
by Mike C.
August 10th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles
Replies: 39
Views: 1744

Re: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles

I got some "amber 8 oz. Amber Boston Round with Black Poly Cone Cap" which is the same type people are using 4 oz and sometimes 2 oz versions of for socially distanced tastings. I've funneled into two bottles, then consumed the rest a few times. With a '90 Sociando Mallet I siphoned down from a hig...
by Mike C.
August 8th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Diamond Creek from the 1970s: N
Replies: 18
Views: 1319

Re: Diamond Creek from the 1970s: N

Certainly interested
by Mike C.
August 8th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy typicity
Replies: 33
Views: 2361

Re: Burgundy typicity

Lonnie F. wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Dujac Morey St. Denis - WSPro 2017 ave 117, HDH 80
Note that is the negociant label and not the domaine bottling.
by Mike C.
August 8th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?
Replies: 111
Views: 5364

Re: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?

As for pricing, that's an interesting one. Ex-domaine, Ramonet Bâtard is cheaper than Aubert Sugar Shack, and Niellon's Chevalier is cheaper than Marcassin. So comparing allocation pricing with allocation pricing (as opposed to retail), the white Burgundies are arguably better value. [snort.gif] Le...
by Mike C.
August 7th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: First Bottle Wines Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3178

Re: PSA: First Bottle Wines Sale

Does first bottle have any referral codes for signup similar to wineaccess? Yes, $10 off first purchase: https://firstbottlewines.com/invite/5a6b352197388337d4e2.html There is also a $50 off $250 Amex Offer right now. I might be wrong but I think that referral link gives the credit to the person th...
by Mike C.
August 7th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: First Bottle Wines Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3178

Re: PSA: First Bottle Wines Sale

Michael_H wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 6:50 am
Does first bottle have any referral codes for signup similar to wineaccess?
Yes, $10 off first purchase: https://firstbottlewines.com/invite/5a6 ... 7d4e2.html

There is also a $50 off $250 Amex Offer right now.
by Mike C.
August 6th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151764

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

slada wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 6:28 pm
How to use wine access referral discount twice?
Refer your spouse/friend/etc. to create a new account and ask them to let you use your CC details when checking out.
by Mike C.
August 6th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: Bernard Moreau, Keller
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: LTB: Bernard Moreau, Keller

Bumping this for additional leads
by Mike C.
August 6th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 59
Views: 4525

Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

Sounds like LeBron and Melo need to give some lessons: Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris posted a video to Instagram of 2018 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley that was gifted to him by his close friend and ex-teammate Boban Marjanovic of the Dallas Mavericks. Utah Jazz forward Royce ...
by Mike C.
August 3rd, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check - Parcelle Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Retailer Check - Parcelle Wine

Yes, part of Delicious Hospitality (e.g., Charlie Bird). But would be careful when ordering in the heat. I am local and was expecting a courier delivery but because the courier was not available, they shipped FedEx without asking me in 85-90 degree weather and, while overnight, was 83-84 degrees wh...
by Mike C.
August 3rd, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check - Parcelle Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Retailer Check - Parcelle Wine

Yes, part of Delicious Hospitality (e.g., Charlie Bird). But would be careful when ordering in the heat. I am local and was expecting a courier delivery but because the courier was not available, they shipped FedEx without asking me in 85-90 degree weather and, while overnight, was 83-84 degrees whe...
by Mike C.
August 2nd, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 123
Views: 6650

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

And the site struggled yet again in the last couple minutes
by Mike C.
August 1st, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 15374

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

AD Northup wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 8:45 pm
Really good pricing on Tempier rose today, especially the magnums. Also first time I’ve seen it offered in 375’s
Agreed, and those are the sizes I picked up
by Mike C.
July 30th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "The Simple Truth About Complexity In Wine"
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: "The Simple Truth About Complexity In Wine"

My takeaway was that complexity is complex and a lot of factors can go into what makes a wine complex, which isn’t particularly profound.
by Mike C.
July 30th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1814

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

While PYCM is by far my favorite producer of white burgundy, I've always been 1.) too eager to let them wait for more than a few years 2.) playing mainly with the St. Aubins, PV, and maybe a Meursault or two. I've also been a bit worried, likely foolishly, that with age, the hallmark reduction/flin...
by Mike C.
July 28th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mummy wines on K&L auction site
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Mummy wines on K&L auction site

If people want to buy, it’s up to them. Also not K&L specific. For example on Winebid right now:

https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/Au ... Montrachet

That color is too dark for me to bid on but maybe someone will take a flyer at that price.
by Mike C.
July 27th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29091

Re: Ravenswood library offer

AD Northup wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Hmmm no email...
Same here. Aside from getting a few bottles in the previous library offer, I only picked up a couple bottles in the most recent O&F release, so maybe they are targeting this to the biggest supporters of O&F (which would be fair).
by Mike C.
July 26th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 123
Views: 6650

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

Steve Saxon wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Larry Stein wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 8:04 pm
I think I won (checked about 30 seconds before close), but haven’t gotten an email.
Same here, something is wrong.
Yup, can't place new bids for this week either.
by Mike C.
July 25th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5683

Re: HDH action questions

A 2007 Clos Rougeard just went for 657.25 (after buyer's commission). You can get it for $250 at retail right now: https://vervewine.com/collections/wine/ ... -clos-2007
by Mike C.
July 24th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5683

Re: HDH Del Posto auction

by Mike C.
July 24th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5683

Re: HDH action questions

This is all nothing new—online auctions have been running hot with people at home with nothing to do. But this much interest in Italian wines is a bit surprising. Made more sense when things went above retail for the burg auction a couple months back but some of these are a bit more confusing.
by Mike C.
July 24th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5683

Re: HDH action questions

Lonnie F. wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 3:12 pm
What does the auctioneer mean when he says a bid is from the "commission" bidder?
Book bidder/online pre-bidder

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