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by Andrew M
March 27th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76489

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

89 Bartolo Mascarello was a good deal. 2 bottles went in 2 minutes.
by Andrew M
March 27th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Paradigm For Barolo?
Replies: 49
Views: 3556

Re: The New Paradigm For Barolo?

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 11:25 am
Well I am just enjoying a 2015 Fratelli Alessandria San Lorenzo di Verduno and it fits the description
Painfully enjoyable
Very enjoyable wine. I have a half a case and am trying hard as possible to not buy another, instead saving for the 16s.
by Andrew M
March 25th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9263

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

If any of my suppliers has well stored twenty year old plus NV, I grab them and thank the gods. I have had incredible luck with a wide variety, and my favorite is Taittinger followed by Bollinger. Only one I stay away from is Piper, which does not seem to last Couldn't agree more! A top purchase a ...
by Andrew M
March 25th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12942
Views: 630185

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Made some good market bets the last couple days, flushed my portfolio after the open this morning and treated myself to some bottles I've been coveting for a few months. 2004 Paul Bara Special Club 2004 Paul Bara Comtesse Marie de France 2008 Paul Bara Special Club 2015 Marc Hebrart Special Club 201...
by Andrew M
March 20th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11394
Views: 425854

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1999 Betz Pere de Famille. Slow oxed a few hours and double decanted. Oldest WA cab I’ve had and this cuvée always delivers for me. Reminds me of a 2000 Branaire Ducru I had recently but at half the price. This did lose a lot of weight in the glass after an hour or so. Would’ve preferred it 5 years ...
by Andrew M
March 19th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 154
Views: 10164

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Looking at some bulk champagne purchases. Shipping puts a damper on it, around $200 a case to really treat the bottles well, but selection and price still probably can’t be beat at these exchange rates.
by Andrew M
March 17th, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 186
Views: 18671

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Found a steal today at Heathrow. Buy 2 get 1 free any brand - Dom ‘08 regular price is 147 USD, so a three pack comes out to $98 per bottle.

Same deal on their 2002 P2 would net you a price of $207 per bottle.
by Andrew M
March 15th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6248

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Not France, but we just got stranded in Morocco indefinitely, so I would definitely advise anyone against international travel right now. We thought we could make it to our flight from CMN to IAD on Wednesday but the situation escalated quickly. Worst of all, we just polished off the last bottle we ...
by Andrew M
March 9th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Vintage Dom, Montrose, etc...
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Re: Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Vintage Dom, Montrose, etc...

Anyone want to go halfsies on the 2011 GAJA San Lorenzo?
by Andrew M
February 29th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11394
Views: 425854

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Hosted my tasting group on the back porch during some glorious weather. My 89 Lynch did not fire on all cylinders initially but really came around nicely WOTD was 90 Drouhin Clos des Mouches. Not pictured was a 91 Dominus18D02A95-B398-4D30-81F1-28D26A5DF68B.jpeg TN for the Bara Comtesse? Is that an...
by Andrew M
February 26th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Mixed Six - Rhône/CA Syrah (PRICE REDUCED)

Bump for price reduction
by Andrew M
February 25th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 57
Views: 3616

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

A question for the board on storing old wines. At age 30 I have a somewhat unique opportunity to buy wines from the 50s and 60s through WineBid, Cellaraiders, Blacksmith, etc, and maybe be drinking 100+ year old wines in my retirement like our friend Francis. I’ve found lots of reasonably priced ‘66...
by Andrew M
February 22nd, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Sold

Sold
by Andrew M
February 19th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.
Replies: 30
Views: 1047

Re: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.

Zin. Turley Ueberroth and maybe Estate (Napa)
by Andrew M
February 14th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35400

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

This is either really dangerous or really awesome. I guess both. Today's haul is: 2016 Cos d'Estournel 2016 Calon Segur 2x 2016 Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2016 Produttori Barbaresco 2015 Coutet .375 2016 Suduiraut .375 With the shipping deal, total damage after the 14% cash back on Rakuten is $375. B...
by Andrew M
February 13th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Conversations
Replies: 39
Views: 3340

Re: Bedrock Wine Conversations

Anyone have other good wine podcasts to recommend? I’ve been hoping to find something akin to the podcast equivalent of this message board, but I also haven’t looked very hard.
by Andrew M
February 9th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which houses/growers to visit in the Champagne region
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: Which houses/growers to visit in the Champagne region

I thought of Larmandier-Bernier, as well. Really digging their stuff but I'ver never had the good fortune of visiting there so I left it off my list. I'm definitely going there in 2020 to see them. Just had a look at their website, open on appointment, mornings from Monday till Saturday. Will defin...
by Andrew M
February 8th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which houses/growers to visit in the Champagne region
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: Which houses/growers to visit in the Champagne region

I think our favorite stops a few months ago were Bara, Hebrart, Larmandier. If you’re planning on stuffing your suitcase with bottles to take home, Bara and Hebrart offer some really excellent values with their current release Special Clubs and tete de cuvees (08 Comtesse Marie, Noces de Craie, Rive...
by Andrew M
February 7th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Compare And Contrast Champagne Vintages 2008 And 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1701

Re: Compare And Contrast Champagne Vintages 2008 And 2012

2008 and 2012 hog the spotlight, I'm interested to hear more about 2013. Terry Theise spoke really highly of it and referred to some of my favorite producers. Every bottling and '13 base NV I've tasted has been excellent. Chardonnay and BdBs really special. Not sure about quantities though, some gro...
by Andrew M
February 7th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1727
Views: 104116

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Envoyer doing a number on me the past couple days. 3x Marie Courtin, Marguet Crayeres, Clos Cazals, and some GC Chablis. Need to ban myself from their website somehow.
by Andrew M
February 7th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.
Replies: 80
Views: 5624

Re: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.

Really enjoy Chanin and it pains me to share widely that the 2016 Bien Nacido Chardonnay sampled at their tasting room last year is absolutely fantastic. A steal on K&L right now at $35. Like GC Chablis in minerality and flavor profile if a little lacking in body. His pinots are pretty darn good too...
by Andrew M
February 4th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE
Replies: 97
Views: 8254

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

I assume this needs a decant? If so, how long?
by Andrew M
February 1st, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11394
Views: 425854

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Reserva
NV Larmandier-Bernier Longitude BdB

Great night for QPR!
by Andrew M
February 1st, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Thomas Pinot Aubert, Cayuse with Italians and California’s
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Thomas Pinot Aubert, Cayuse with Italians and California’s

Sent PM a little while back, let me know if you didn’t get it
by Andrew M
January 31st, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76489

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

2012 Special Club or another bottling?
by Andrew M
January 31st, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76489

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

What was the offer on Bara mags? Greg emailed that I’d been added to his list but I still don’t get them.
by Andrew M
January 6th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12942
Views: 630185

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Catching up on the last couple weeks... 2015 Cavalotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 2015 Brovia Barolo Bricco Rocche 2015 Cogno Barolo Ravera 2013 Cogno Barolo Riserva Vigna Elena 2010 Pichon Baron 2010 Rioja Alta 904 2x 2016 Yquem .375 2009 Suduiraut 2005 Suduiraut .375 2001 Coutet .375 2014 Billaud Simon...
by Andrew M
January 3rd, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?
Replies: 41
Views: 1592

Re: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?

Just had a few bottles shipped ground from WA to DC, left Seattle today and arrive on the 9th. I’ll pop one for science and report back.
by Andrew M
January 2nd, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2508

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

Really interesting that almost everyone here is buying a lot of champagne, at least relative to their cellar composition. Should be a really exciting region to watch over the years, especially as the big houses move onto 12/13 and growers reach 18/19. To me Champagne is where some of the best values...
by Andrew M
December 27th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Rasa Vineyards Principia Reserve Syrah, Walla Walla, WA
Replies: 4
Views: 430

TN: 2008 Rasa Vineyards Principia Reserve Syrah, Walla Walla, WA

Bought off WineBid, bottle in all around great condition. Splash decanted for 90 minutes and then back in the bottle. This one was surprisingly interesting to see evolve in the glass. First taste, pretty primary. Light, sweet black fruit with medium acidity and some minerality on the finish. Tannins...
by Andrew M
December 23rd, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1097
Views: 75354

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

At risk of alerting the others, +1 for the Longitude. Declared it our house sparkler after tasting in Vertus and have since picked up a case, probably gearing up for another soon. Strongly preferred it to the Latitude as well.
by Andrew M
December 13th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TN's: 08 Bara, 18 Bire, 01 Bonneau, 09 Jouan, 11 Lapierre, 12 E Muller, 14 Lamy
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Recent TN's: 08 Bara, 18 Bire, 01 Bonneau, 09 Jouan, 11 Lapierre, 12 E Muller, 14 Lamy

Looking forward to the 08 Bara Comtesse in the next few months but a little concerned about the price from Kermit Lynch. Probably ends up cheaper to ship from EU.
by Andrew M
November 27th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Speaking of Winebid...
Replies: 33
Views: 3549

Re: Speaking of Winebid...

What are you selling? Any good champs?
by Andrew M
November 24th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35400

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

Had to let em sit in the cart for a couple days before finally pulling the trigger. 2015 Yquem .375, 2016 Pichon Lalande. US low prices on each after factoring in the discount. Thanks to the code donors!
by Andrew M
November 21st, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 22481

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)

I guess I got lucky. I filled out the contact from on Abri's website and they emailed me immediately. Confirmed a reservation for November 16th with credit card deposit. Septime replied that their reservations open 3 weeks ahead at 10 am local, so I'll be giving them a call at 4 am EDT on the 25th ...
by Andrew M
November 21st, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35400

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

KeithM wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Thank you! I got two 2016 Pichon-Lalande for $353 all in with tax and shipping champagne.gif
I’m seeing limit one per customer on PLL, how’d you get around that?
by Andrew M
November 18th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN & Trip Report - BDX, Champagne
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

TN & Trip Report - BDX, Champagne

Just returned from 10 days in France, centered around 3 days each of tasting in Bordeaux and Champagne. Definitely an (over)indulgent vacation, thought some might be interested in TNs and other highlights. Memorable TNs (for better or worse): 2015/16 Yquem - Couldn't wipe the sh*t-eating grin off my...
by Andrew M
November 13th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 5131

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Anyone looking at the 2008 Egly Ouriet? Offered at 520 in Epernay for 212€ today, shopkeeper was ambivalent on pricing having tasted next to the 2009. Says demand is out of control. Also offered at La Cave du Forum in Reims for 198€. Intriguing but hard to justify at Cristal prices.
by Andrew M
November 11th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 5131

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Troy Stark wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Whatever you do, don't buy the Paul Bara or Gimmonet '08 Special Clubs. Total garbage.
Sarcasm?
by Andrew M
October 23rd, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: 2008 Paul Bara Special Club
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: LTB: 2008 Paul Bara Special Club

Thanks - have seen prior WSPro Int’l listings for $55 and recently purchased from Benchmark for $75, so am hoping not go to $100++.
by Andrew M
October 23rd, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: 2008 Paul Bara Special Club
Replies: 2
Views: 194

LTB: 2008 Paul Bara Special Club

Drank this on our wedding night in April and have been trying to pick up a case. Barely whiffed on 6 bottles in UK and FR and now remaining US retail prices are 2-3x. Will buy any quantity and entertain any price... thanks
by Andrew M
October 17th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

For the sake of comparison, a 2015 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Vigna Francia tasted last year was about as magical a Barbera experience as I could imagine there being. And I loaded up at around $60/btl. Found the ‘16 to be very tight and borderline unapproachable last fall so I swept up some mor...
by Andrew M
October 14th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 76
Views: 6761

Re: Winebid revised.....

Has anyone noticed significantly fewer listings for US wine on Winebid lately? At least for my usual searches - Santa Barbara, Walla Walla, Willamette - regions where I usually see 100+ bottles now have 20-30. Seems to have been a downward trend over the last month or two. I haven't used the site lo...
by Andrew M
October 10th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76489

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Any idea what that lifetime spend number is?
by Andrew M
October 9th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Minute Willamaette Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Last Minute Willamaette Trip

Had a memorable trip to the Dundee Hills a couple years ago and loved tasting + views at Dusky Goose, Maison Roy, and Furioso. And for convenience, all are basically on 3 corners of the same intersection.
by Andrew M
October 9th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Trip
Replies: 32
Views: 1464

Re: Washington State Trip

Have done a couple trips in the last couple years. If you're doing it just for the wine, head straight for Walla Walla. We had excellent tastings at Rasa and Garrison Creek, which stand out among 6-7 other visits. K Vintners (Charles Smith) also has a fun tasting room in town with some good QPR Syra...
by Andrew M
October 9th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 22481

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)

I guess I got lucky. I filled out the contact from on Abri's website and they emailed me immediately. Confirmed a reservation for November 16th with credit card deposit. Septime replied that their reservations open 3 weeks ahead at 10 am local, so I'll be giving them a call at 4 am EDT on the 25th t...
by Andrew M
October 9th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 22481

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)

Thanks for the tips! I just checked online, it looks like Abri has lots of reservations available through their website one month out, as of now booking for 11/7. However I read about some funny business on TripAdvisor with them apparently not always honoring reservations, so maybe that isn't such a...

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