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by Victor Hong
February 27th, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1988 Marius Gentaz-Dervieux, Cote Rotie
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: 1988 Marius Gentaz-Dervieux, Cote Rotie

Enjoy. [cheers.gif]
by Victor Hong
February 26th, 2021, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn’t Bevan sell out?
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: Why doesn’t Bevan sell out?

Bevan wines are REALLY good, obtain very high scores, age well, and are top tier. The wines are similarly priced to other top tier SVDs and his blend is well below. Why don’t they sell out like other similar producers? This is not meant to be offensive to Russell as I and many others would have a B...
by Victor Hong
February 26th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Not even watching HDH today ... dont want to get mad. I don't get mad; I just shrug and move on with life. 1996 Krug just went for $720. There's a wine I'm not going to get to drink. Whatever. My income is not keeping up with asset inflation. The best hedge for asset inflation is to own assets.
by Victor Hong
February 26th, 2021, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

So blame yourself!
by Victor Hong
February 26th, 2021, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/7761612/1995-Liparita-Cellars-Cabernet-Sauvignon Within one year, this wine has increased in price by at least two and a half times. The 1992 Merlot has tripled. I 100% blame this increase on you Victor! [wink.gif] Why? I paid only the old prices. Unlike all the...
by Victor Hong
February 26th, 2021, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines To Avoid: 2021 Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: Wines To Avoid: 2021 Edition

Avoid wine auction sites.
by Victor Hong
February 26th, 2021, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/77 ... -Sauvignon

Within one year, this wine has increased in price by at least two and a half times. The 1992 Merlot has tripled.
by Victor Hong
February 25th, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2426

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

Dennis Atick wrote: February 25th, 2021, 4:54 pm I want to play along. How are you guys creating these lists?
You can PDF all your WB purchases.
by Victor Hong
February 25th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age
Replies: 17
Views: 1108

2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age

I have begun to drink my lesser ones, like Chateau Jean Gue, especially to keep my hands off my early-1990's California reds.

Still young but finally settled into a nice broad maturity plateau.
by Victor Hong
February 25th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2426

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

You can still find cheap stuff very much but not entirely like this, but elsewhere.
by Victor Hong
February 25th, 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chenin Blanc for less than $100 --- who do you go to?
Replies: 102
Views: 4163

Re: Chenin Blanc for less than $100 --- who do you go to?

Jorge Henriquez wrote: November 7th, 2017, 3:38 pm Can the OP please correct the typo in the title from $100 to $10. Otherwise the Admin can do it.

Kthanxbye.
What difference does that make? This board is full of rich people. [wow.gif]
by Victor Hong
February 25th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..

Your Yellow Tail collection was always suspect. hitsfan If it were +80% of your cellar you'd be worried too [pwn.gif] Victor has plenty of old world classics in his cellar too. https://www.grapewallofchina.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/fake-wine-leiftie.jpg We Chinese are terrible.
by Victor Hong
February 25th, 2021, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7085
Views: 645095

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

When James Gillerman kept hemming and hawing about some wines which took too long to deliver, despite being available on its site, I bailed.
by Victor Hong
February 24th, 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...
Replies: 46
Views: 1933

Re: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...

First wine I bought to put away was 1994 Taylor Fladgate. I was still a kid and was coming back from a track week-end and my dad had said to stop at a big Penn liquor store on the way home and if I saw any to buy all of them (the 100 point scores had just been released) and he'd pay me back. I thin...
by Victor Hong
February 24th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...
Replies: 46
Views: 1933

Re: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...

Long gone. The '94 vintage in Napa had gotten rave reviews, and I was indiscriminately grabbing whatever Cabs I saw in SF shops that were 94s and from Napa or Sonoma. I don't think I started properly cellaring wine until 1999 or so...but I might have a 94 Monte Bello from that early scattershot buy...
by Victor Hong
February 24th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 75
Views: 5498

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Mix with soy sauce, sesame oil, molasses, and fish sauce. Great for dipping anything.
by Victor Hong
February 24th, 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...
Replies: 46
Views: 1933

Re: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...

1985 Guiseppi Quintarelli Amarone Riserva, $80.
by Victor Hong
February 24th, 2021, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 103
Views: 10903

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Bdklein wrote: February 11th, 2019, 7:19 am
PaulMills wrote: February 10th, 2019, 4:04 am Lewelling Cabernet.

I’ve seen them at multiple retail stores . Maybe unique to the NY area ?
I just bought a bunch of the 1993 vintage for $39 per bottle, at a suburban retailer. I do not know much about this estate.
by Victor Hong
February 23rd, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7085
Views: 645095

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Arv R wrote: February 4th, 2021, 10:27 am What really is amazing is how shitty people who had insights were treated, and how completely unapologetic/unrepentant those who threw rocks at them remain, even years later, when perhaps passions should have calmed down.
So, let me tell you a story......
by Victor Hong
February 23rd, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?
Replies: 41
Views: 2077

Re: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?

Bdklein wrote: February 23rd, 2021, 1:42 pm Beautiful house . Do birds fly into it often??
Dinner!
by Victor Hong
February 23rd, 2021, 4:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Duck Eggs - What do you use them for?
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Duck Eggs - What do you use them for?

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote: February 22nd, 2021, 6:49 pm I use them for cheesecake, since "Duck Egg Cheesecake" sounds way cooler to "Cheesecake" to my guests. But it doesn't make much of any difference. [wow.gif]
The cheese may hide the extra richness of the eggs.
by Victor Hong
February 23rd, 2021, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7085
Views: 645095

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Are going to re-name this as the Main Thread?
by Victor Hong
February 23rd, 2021, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

The all-in tariff matters, not its underlying bits.
by Victor Hong
February 23rd, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

This is forcing me back to the retail world. I just grabbed some Lewelling 1993 CS at Blacksmith Wines in NY, for $39 per bottle, plus others. https://www.blacksmithfinewines.com/product/lewelling-cabernet-1993/8208 https://www.blacksmithfinewines.com/product/girard-napa-cabernet-1990/8122 https://w...
by Victor Hong
February 22nd, 2021, 6:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Duck Eggs - What do you use them for?
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Duck Eggs - What do you use them for?

Kyle Whitney wrote: February 22nd, 2021, 2:31 am I use them to make ducks.
Which came first, the ducks or the eggs?
by Victor Hong
February 22nd, 2021, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

I was surprised that the Beringer Merlot Bancroft Ranch 1993 and 1994 did not jump so much from initial pricing. I just bid for this, but another person topped me. https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/7756481/1994-Chateau-Souverain-Alexander-Valley-Cabernet-Sauvignon Signs of past seepage though? [...
by Victor Hong
February 22nd, 2021, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

I was surprised that the Beringer Merlot Bancroft Ranch 1993 and 1994 did not jump so much from initial pricing. I just bid for this, but another person topped me. https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/7756481/1994-Chateau-Souverain-Alexander-Valley-Cabernet-Sauvignon Wow. Somehow I missed that one....
by Victor Hong
February 21st, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

I was surprised that the Beringer Merlot Bancroft Ranch 1993 and 1994 did not jump so much from initial pricing.

I just bid for this, but another person topped me.
https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/77 ... -Sauvignon
by Victor Hong
February 21st, 2021, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

It is kind of odd to worry that prices are skyrocketing on gems that could formerly be had for a song and then broadcast about them on the most widely read forum about wine. Maybe you're actually also the seller for these and things like Liparita? [stirthepothal.gif] [wink.gif] I have been posting ...
by Victor Hong
February 21st, 2021, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for Hershey PA Berserker/s
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Looking for Hershey PA Berserker/s

AD Northup wrote: February 21st, 2021, 6:18 am The one nice thing is that the Lemoyne state store, not terribly far away is actually one of the best in the state
Was it voted securely so? [wow.gif]
by Victor Hong
February 20th, 2021, 6:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Who likes congee (juk)?
Replies: 87
Views: 6930

Re: Who likes congee (juk)?

Perfect for this winter.
by Victor Hong
February 20th, 2021, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Food fight, en route. https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/7751730/1994-Beringer-Bancroft-Ranch-Howell-Mountain-Merlo~ It is kind of odd to worry that prices are skyrocketing on gems that could formerly be had for a song and then broadcast about them on the most widely read forum about wine. Maybe ...
by Victor Hong
February 20th, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Chris just topped me on the 1994 Beringer Merlot Reserves. neener
by Victor Hong
February 18th, 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

$25 has been my focus. No mas.
by Victor Hong
February 18th, 2021, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Make this game please stop!


Oh, wait.....
by Victor Hong
February 16th, 2021, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cabinet Thermometer Suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: Wine Cabinet Thermometer Suggestions

I use a sundial.
by Victor Hong
February 16th, 2021, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penfolds California Collection
Replies: 52
Views: 3355

Re: Penfolds California Collection

Posted exactly at same time.
by Victor Hong
February 16th, 2021, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penfolds California Collection
Replies: 52
Views: 3355

Re: Penfolds California Collection

Helicopter cocktails.
by Victor Hong
February 16th, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

MikeL238 wrote: February 16th, 2021, 9:04 am It's only Tuesday and I'm already getting bumped aside!
Go here, to bulk up on bidding power.
by Victor Hong
February 15th, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 95
Views: 7903

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

Pre-1997 Liparita wines on Winebid.
They were unrecognized but well-worthy cousins to La Jota.
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viewtopic.php?t=167803
by Victor Hong
February 15th, 2021, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Even the retail stores which had been my back-up source for older California reds were recently cleared of inventory.

I demand an investigation.
by Victor Hong
February 14th, 2021, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

MattYackel wrote: February 14th, 2021, 7:55 pm
Victor Hong wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 10:26 am
Mark Golodetz wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 10:25 am

Uhm, 5 Trackers and no Bidders. It may end up selling, but...
Bidder tag is "delod".
This bidder was on at least 15 different wines I was looking at this week.
This sounds like a conspiracy.
by Victor Hong
February 14th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

M. Meer wrote: February 14th, 2021, 7:23 pm $90 still not too bad for 26+ year old wine in the grand scheme of things.
Thankfully, the low bidder has no need for any more wine 🤭
I am sure. neener
by Victor Hong
February 14th, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 173
Views: 9184

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Cris Whetstone wrote: February 14th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Victor Hong wrote: February 14th, 2021, 7:07 pm I kept buying this unopposed for $35 until recently.
I can think of many wines with very similar ratios of past and current bidding.
But I do not buy DRC or Chave. Not a baller.

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