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by Geoff F.
February 2nd, 2021, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1083
Views: 57462

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Jan 2021:
Consumed: 20
Bought: 21

SO CLOSE.
by Geoff F.
January 25th, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

Got my shipment today. I received a Cascina Barbaresco instead of my Cadence Camerata. I'm unamused. Hopefully they make it right.
by Geoff F.
January 5th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2139

Re: Consumption in 2020

2017: 112
2018: 124
2019: 154
2020: 235

I fell into some local wine groups at the end of last year and I guess it shows in my 2020 consumption. Beer and cocktails went down accordingly.
by Geoff F.
January 2nd, 2021, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1083
Views: 57462

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

December:
Bought: 37
Drank: 33
Up 4. Not bad.

Year:
Bought: 436
Drank: 235
Up 201. 😬

Goal for 2021 is to save powder for allocations, Berserker Day, and additional covid sell-offs - and not get distracted by "deals". When I'm bored I'll shop my own cellar.
by Geoff F.
January 1st, 2021, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upright or on its side: A Theory
Replies: 62
Views: 3616

Re: Upright or on its side: A Theory

What is considered long-term for the purposes of storage / corks drying out? I have some bottles I only want to age for 5-15 years, and I can't see corks significantly drying out in that time if I store them standing up. Right now I have all my offsite bottles kept sideways, but it's resulted in a p...
by Geoff F.
December 30th, 2020, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3930

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

1998 Taittinger Comtes
Pre-edition Krug Grande Cuvée

We're gonna see how good the storage at a local QFC was (it was in a locked wine room). If either/both suck it'll probably be whatever grower fizz we have handy.
by Geoff F.
December 29th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2267
Views: 316668

Re: Official Costco Thread

Seattle SODO has 2016 Evening Land Anden Pinot Noir for $58 (vs. $99 at winery)
2010 Dom is $150
Cristal is still $230 (unclear which vintage as it was behind the tag)
by Geoff F.
December 26th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14859

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

2008 Cristal. I had several good wines this year, including my first Rousseau, but the 2008 Cristal really did live up to the hype.
by Geoff F.
December 25th, 2020, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Pouring/Serving Temperature
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: Champagne Pouring/Serving Temperature

I pop at fridge temp and pour just over, then let it breathe and warm up over the evening. If I try to pop at cellar temp it goes all over the place.
by Geoff F.
December 19th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 99
Views: 5813

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

2. My average bottle price crept up from $36 in 2018 to $56 in 2019. I want to get it back down to under $35. Good luck! champagne.gif Good luck with your wine! You may be better off not buying at all... wine prices evolution are against you but plonk still within range... It crept up to $58. [cry....
by Geoff F.
December 19th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

Kept myself to two bottles this marathon - the Debate Dr. Crane and the Cadence Camerata. I was surprised to see the GKG discounted down to $50, since the same bottle was $80 from them back in February. It sounds like they processed 72k orders over two days - about 25 per minute. I can't imagine wha...
by Geoff F.
December 19th, 2020, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

Never did see the Krug or Grange pop up. It's entirely possible they only had one of each and it went faster than Vinelog could document.

They removed links to past offers, but you can still get there by adding to the end of the url. https://www.vinelog.com/Deals/Vendor/lastBottle?page=1
by Geoff F.
December 14th, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12764
Views: 519125

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Philippe Jouan Chambolle-Musigny. Gorgeous bottle of wine. Reminiscent of Barthod but with everything dialed up a notch.
by Geoff F.
November 30th, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1083
Views: 57462

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 30 (might have forgotten a couple pending through friends), drank 19.
by Geoff F.
November 28th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 3202

Re: Truffles 2020

I grabbed a 1oz Alba from Regalis this week and took advantage of the same 15% offer by adding 4oz Burgundy truffles for another $70 (total waste of money). Why a total waste of money? They're weak. I put a whole ounce in a single serving of Bocuse VGE soup (with 1 cup of stock) and it was merely a...
by Geoff F.
November 28th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 3202

Re: Truffles 2020

I grabbed a 1oz Alba from Regalis this week and took advantage of the same 15% offer by adding 4oz Burgundy truffles for another $70 (total waste of money). The Alba truffle was excellent quality. The best bites we had with it were uni scrambled eggs (Gordon Ramsay masterclass recipe) and a sushi b...
by Geoff F.
November 27th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 3202

Re: Truffles 2020

I grabbed a 1oz Alba from Regalis this week and took advantage of the same 15% offer by adding 4oz Burgundy truffles for another $70 (total waste of money). The Alba truffle was excellent quality. The best bites we had with it were uni scrambled eggs (Gordon Ramsay masterclass recipe) and a sushi bi...
by Geoff F.
November 21st, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 203
Views: 7469

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2015 Lingua Franca Joshua, Junichi & Siri. A one-off of random cuvees that didn't work on their own, it's still my favorite Lingua Franca wine. Super aromatic, loads of red fruits, light bodied, singing acid. Great juice.
by Geoff F.
November 15th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12568

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

If you skip a release, do you get dropped off the list? I bought the last two but am not super drawn to the stuff on offer this time.
by Geoff F.
October 14th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcel Lapierre Morgon N vs S?
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Marcel Lapierre Morgon N vs S?

scamhi wrote: October 14th, 2020, 10:20 am they'll release the 2019 "N" in January 2021
Thanks! I'll be on the lookout then.
by Geoff F.
October 13th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcel Lapierre Morgon N vs S?
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Marcel Lapierre Morgon N vs S?

I'm aware of Lapierre's N and S bottlings of their Morgon, but I'm not clear on how to hunt down the seemingly elusive N bottling. Wine-searcher isn't of much help, and my local shops only have access to the S bottlings. Where can I buy a bottle? I'd like to do a comparative tasting with friends.
by Geoff F.
October 9th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440876

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Salon, for only a little more than Total Wine's pricing. How could you resist?
by Geoff F.
October 7th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 5245

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Mine showed up today as well. Everything was fine - bottles were cool to the touch and corks were in the right spot with no sign of seepage.
by Geoff F.
October 5th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 5245

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

I got my notification too. It won't be to my home in Seattle until Thursday. Not thrilled about this either.
by Geoff F.
October 5th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 207
Views: 12062

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Here's mine. Fun to see everyone's profiles.

https://www.instagram.com/geoffreychambertin/

by Geoff F.
September 28th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12764
Views: 519125

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Barthod Bourgogne Rouge "Les Bons Batons". This is a beautiful wine, but maybe not quite at the level of the 2015 and 2016 for my taste.
by Geoff F.
September 28th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1083
Views: 57462

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

39 in, 21 out. I've got to get better at this. Setting myself a goal of buying no more than 6 in October, inclusive of the 2 WS Wolfpack bottles.
by Geoff F.
September 24th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Invino.com
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Retailer Check: Invino.com

That's good to hear, and explains why they're carrying so many of the same bottles I remember seeing in the Last Bottle marathons. I've had good luck with both Last Bottle and First Bottle.
by Geoff F.
September 23rd, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weirdest bottle you've consumed during the pandemic?
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Weirdest bottle you've consumed during the pandemic?

I've been consuming "treat yourself" bottles a little more frequently during the pandemic, but I've also been seeking out curiosities and off-the-wall bottles as a form of entertainment. I've had good Hungarian dry Furmint, Friuili from the late 90s, and still Pinot Meunier from Germany, b...
by Geoff F.
September 23rd, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Invino.com
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Retailer Check: Invino.com

I had poor luck with them about a year and a half ago (bottles purchased in April 2019) - two bottles of 2010 Aurelien Verdet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts that tasted like they had been questionably stored (with two more to go), and some 2011/2013 Domaine Matrot 1er white burgs that were pr...
by Geoff F.
September 21st, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1549
Views: 99324

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

A reload of 2016 Cavallotto for $75 again. Down to less than a case left on the site.

When they say "late fall" how late are they typically talking?
by Geoff F.
September 15th, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12764
Views: 519125

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2018 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. What a tasty bottle of wine, especially for $30.
by Geoff F.
September 15th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 154
Views: 8708

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Had a 2009 Evening Land Chardonnay Mad Hatter over the weekend, and I was floored by how well it showed. It paired perfectly with a seared scallop roll, and paired perfectly with both the scallop's sweetness, the lemon butter, and the herb blend I used (thyme and oregano). It held up nicely over thr...
by Geoff F.
September 3rd, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 67
Views: 3452

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

Wine shops: Pike & Western (prices are good and even better with the $100 lifetime membership which gets you 15% off - be sure to check the fridge near the back) McCarthy & Schiering Queen Anne (pay the $100 for the vintage select membership which gets you 15% off - I happen to like Dan more...
by Geoff F.
August 28th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

JonathanG wrote: August 28th, 2020, 3:22 pm Went for one of the magnums of the 2013 Terre Nere Brunello for $109. Good CT scores albeit a pretty small sample size! 3 reviews, 94.5 score, 1 tasting note.
This was a solid pickup from a previous marathon.
by Geoff F.
August 28th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

James Lyon wrote: August 28th, 2020, 8:44 am
Geoff F. wrote: August 27th, 2020, 4:46 pm Bit on the 2013 Andrew Will Champoux. Good price, should be decent with steak.
I'm curious, how much for the 2013 Andrew Will Champoux? Thanks.

James
$45/btl
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

Missed out on the 2016 Taupenot-Merme Charmes too. Phone UI is definitely too slow (too much scrolling) to snipe bottles.
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

The 2013 Drouhin Charmes-Chambertin was gone in a flash.
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

Are there any Greasemonkey scripts to automatically complete purchases? Some of these are flying faster than humans can complete checkout.
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

Yeah, seems like it. I don't know that I'd call it a power hour, but this is way more fun and reminding me of what got me hooked on marathons. Edit: saw Testamatta and Bollinger RD 2002 fly by, though only about $5-15 off what you can usually find them for - this is a lot closer to what marathons us...
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440876

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

He isn't even TRYING here! What do you think the actual pre-release price is of this wine if you got to know it's name? My guess is $125 Also what kind of English is this? "ALL HAVE (NOT) ARRIVED and (will not do so) shortly" I have no idea what he's talking about. Will not do so shortly?...
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

Bit on the 2013 Andrew Will Champoux. Good price, should be decent with steak.
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597413

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

Looks like this Hour of Power is all meh cabs and no Yquem. I wonder if they'll sneak a Screagle in as a nod to when it didn't go full 2020 on us?
by Geoff F.
August 25th, 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underground Cellar - website/retailer
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Underground Cellar - website/retailer

I've seen people claim to get the "Last Bottle" credit on Last Bottle, but I've never seen anyone actually claim to get one of those unicorn upgrades on Underground. Then again, the odds seem to be 1 in a 1000 or even worse.
by Geoff F.
August 17th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us
Replies: 27
Views: 1951

Re: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us

Q: Is Topical Glutathione Safe? Glutathione is considered from the FDA as “GRAS” or Generally Regarded As Safe. That means that this product is safe in all ways. [snort.gif] feel free to inject it directly into your eyeballs then! /s +100 to waiting for the clinical trials. Right now the whole site...
by Geoff F.
July 22nd, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?
Replies: 103
Views: 3357

Re: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?

Travel shock isn't a thing: https://www.decanter.com/learn/travel-s ... ty-422821/

I'm on the "no wait for young wine, a week or two for old wine to settle" team.
by Geoff F.
July 21st, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 9563

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

I took one of every red I was offered (total of 10 bottles), and wish-listed two of the Compagni Portis because it sounded like a delicious field blend white. I have a funny feeling I'll do one or two more allocations and then drop the list, as I've only had a couple bottles from the case I ordered ...
by Geoff F.
July 18th, 2020, 1:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 104
Views: 7334

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

It's $30ish, no club membership needed.

Having tasted it with Mark tonight, I agree. It's a crushable summer red best served chilled. I wouldn't drop $35+ on it again though.
by Geoff F.
July 8th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 2291

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Red:
1. Gevrey-Chambertin (in the lead by a factor of 5)
2. Vosne-Romanee (including Flagey here as others are)
3. Volnay (tie)
3. Beaune (tie)
5. Chambolle-Musigny (tie)
5. Nuits St. Georges (tie)

White:
1. Meursault
2. Saint-Aubin
3. Chablis
by Geoff F.
July 1st, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 132
Views: 7622

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

"Best" in terms of dollar value: 2012 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2012 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Special Club Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay 2017 Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne 2017 Louis Jadot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées 2016 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits ...

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