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by Andrew M
August 6th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109666

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

Wine.com: $50 off $150 with P50CIQ Wow, this worked great. Two 2016 Scavino Barolo Ravera, plus one 2016 Scavino Barolo to put me over $150. $50 off P50CIQ, plus 2.5% off Rakutan, plus $17.99 off Stewardship. Came to well under $50@ including shipping. https://www.rakuten.com/r/ORIF29?utm_campaign=...
by Andrew M
August 6th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 81
Views: 10053

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Crazy. LV was available online for $150 a week ago and it lasted awhile. For 2016? Was it before the WA Piedmont issue came out? I can say this, wholesale is the same here in CT for 2016 as it was for 2015. Larner’s perfect score isn’t going to help. I know she’s not Galloni, but these day a perfec...
by Andrew M
August 5th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 81
Views: 10053

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Crazy. LV was available online for $150 a week ago and it lasted awhile.
by Andrew M
August 5th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 4806

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

I can't imagine bringing wine into a restaurant right now. Some really interesting points and observations. Looking beyond some of the vitriol and castigation here, I have definitely learned something. Good thread, all things considered. I also think absolutes cannot apply here. Every locale and re...
by Andrew M
August 5th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 4806

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Anyone who thinks he’s implying that COVID is over, done with, yesterday’s news because he used the term “post-COVID” really needs to get a grip. From now on we will all say “in a new era when COVID is a scary and unfortunate reality” instead just to not offend you. How about asking what he meant be...
by Andrew M
August 4th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 4806

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

If I am missing something here, please explain it to me. Appreciate your comment. Actually, just to clarify, my OP wasn't really geared towards corkage specifically, but more expressing surprise that they were increasing prices during this unstable time. I had expected this to be a "buyers market" ...
by Andrew M
August 4th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 111
Views: 4938

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

William Kelley wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Greg K wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 5:18 pm
subject to tasting the 2008 Comtes
It's really very good, I've had it four times now.
Score? neener
by Andrew M
August 4th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 4806

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Indeed, it’s a world in which you’re only entitled to your differing opinion if you’re willing to be tarred, feathered, and publicly shamed for it. Just vote with your wallet, everyone else on here clearly is.
by Andrew M
August 4th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 4806

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Try another restaurant. Our local staple is still offering free corkage in Wednesdays and no other restaurant I’ve been to has nixed it altogether. Granted I’m not talking Michelin stars
by Andrew M
August 3rd, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1772
Views: 110416

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Anyone bite on the 79 Drappier? Seems like a reasonable price, but I think I’m more inclined to wait 25-30 years to see how some of my 02s and 08s do.
by Andrew M
August 3rd, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109666

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

Rakuten has 10% cash back on a lot of sites today, but wine.com is not one of them. No new deal from RMN yet either.
by Andrew M
August 2nd, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1385
Views: 92539

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Any intel on when we may start seeing this at U.S. retail? What I am hearing is Fall. Between this and the new Emotion labeling, I'd be happy to lock both of these in. Frank, What the difference between the Emotion Rubis and the GC Rubis? Are they the same? Cheers, Warren Not frank but you got it r...
by Andrew M
August 2nd, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 06`Billecart-Salmon Nicolas Francois, 14` Huet Pétillant Brut, 2 Spatlese, 3 fine white Burgs
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: 06`Billecart-Salmon Nicolas Francois, 14` Huet Pétillant Brut, 2 Spatlese, 3 fine white Burgs

I ended up buying 6 of the 06 Billecart CNF from K&L, I think that $99 for that bottle was one of the best deals I've seen this year. I don't love it at the usual $160 retail, but after tasting at Billecart in Marueil-sur-Ay last fall, I didn't hesitate when Envoyer offered for $120. Not to mention ...
by Andrew M
August 2nd, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14015
Views: 681707

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I think I got the very last one yesterday! was pretty excited I didn't miss it. 66 bottles still left interesting. yesterday it definitely told me there was only one left as I was looking. now its saying 20. has envoyer ever done something sales tactic-y like that? Its not impossible I read it inco...
by Andrew M
August 2nd, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 81
Views: 10053

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Just a bit but it’s been all 13s, while they’re still available at a reasonable price. Went deeper on Vajra BDV, Alessandria Monvig, and E. Pira Cannubi all at or close to release price. Thinking about a few 13 Le Vigne before I tap out. Maybe some riservas and I’d jump on 13 Brovia Rocche if I coul...
by Andrew M
August 1st, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 81
Views: 10053

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Watched 8 cases of Brovia (excluding the normale) disappear in less than an hour. That was really something. I’ve bought too much other 2016 barolo so I only grabbed 4 bottles total, but with demand what it is I wonder if that was a mistake....
by Andrew M
August 1st, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?

Not too far from where you’ll be, McLoon’s lobster shack was in my top 2-3 of around 20 we hit during a Maine road trip a few years ago.
by Andrew M
August 1st, 2020, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14015
Views: 681707

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Lightning struck twice. Few months ago I bought a 2013 Bartolo for $130 off RPM Italian. Last night a restaurant in Rehoboth had 1/2 off wine and carry-out only due to rona, so I took one home for $112. Shame they only had one left I would’ve bought 6. Fingers crossed that COVID-22 leads to similar ...
by Andrew M
July 31st, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

I think the deals are coming. Envoyer offering Hebrarts tete de cuvee, multiple vintages, for $80 when I hadn’t seen it stateside for under $120 before. Wanted more, got more and worth every penny. JMO we’re barely getting started
by Andrew M
July 31st, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109666

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

I think the last day you could use it was the 29th. I was about to place an order on the 30th before I noticed it was gone. I chatted with a CS rep from RMN and she said they’d paid out all the cash that was budgeted for that promo. Also said they could bring it back anytime, but I didn’t get the se...
by Andrew M
July 29th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gimonnet Special Club Label?
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Gimonnet Special Club Label?

Thanks Brad. I’m sorry I asked [truce.gif]
by Andrew M
July 29th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gimonnet Special Club Label?
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Gimonnet Special Club Label?

Wow. Brad, you are a gem, even if it took me 30 minutes to comprehend that. It looks like the 08, 12, and 14 I’ve purchased is all late disgorgement then. Have you seen any of these vintage SC’s that are not “millesime de collection”? And have you had a chance to taste the same vintage regular/late ...
by Andrew M
July 29th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Low/No Dosage Vintage Champagnes (Price Drop)
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Low/No Dosage Vintage Champagnes (Price Drop)

I'd strongly prefer to sell these as a lot, but will consider other offers. These are 8 not-easy-to-find bottles of low/no-dosage Champagne. They're lean, mean, and you'll love them even if my wife doesn't. The combined WS-low is $654 plus tax and shipping, and you'd have to ship from 8 different re...
by Andrew M
July 29th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gimonnet Special Club Label?
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Gimonnet Special Club Label?

Paging Brad Baker or WK.... I noticed that Pierre Gimonnet's Special Club (the non single-village one) has three different labels. One reads "Millesime de Collection" up top, the other "Vieilles Vignes du Chardonnay" at the bottom, and then I've also seen "Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay" at the botto...
by Andrew M
July 27th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14015
Views: 681707

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Wrapping up a busy month of July.... Closing the books for August too. 2012 Marc Hebrart Rive Gauche-Rive Droite 2013 Marc Hebrart Rive Gauche-Rive Droite 2013 Pierre Peters Cuvee Speciale 'Les Chetillons' Mag Goodfellow Heritage Vertical 2013 Alessandria Monvigliero 2016 Alessandria Monvigliero 201...
by Andrew M
July 27th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagnes that Age
Replies: 37
Views: 1492

Re: Champagnes that Age

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 8:48 am
It really depends on what you mean by "age".

Are you talking 20 years or 50+ years?
I would like to hear Ray’s experience with champagnes outside of the grandes marques that can go 50+ years in certain vintages.
by Andrew M
July 26th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagnes that Age
Replies: 37
Views: 1492

Re: Champagnes that Age

One recent data point. Opened a 2004 Paul Bara Special Club (blend) and 2004 Paul Bara Comtesse Marie de France (pinot) side by side. The SC shows some age, very bready, and delicious. The Comtesse, a later disgorgement than the SC, was super primary, fresh, easily has another 10-20 years to go. I d...
by Andrew M
July 26th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Sold

2016 Kirwan
2015 Labegorce
2016 Lagrange
2016 Prieure Lichine
2016 Clos la Gaffeliere
2016 Domaine de I'lle Margaux

All 90-91+ on CT, all priced individually below WS low, selling as a six pack for $230. Can deliver for free in the DC area (or other parts of VA), or ship for around $20 in the fall.
by Andrew M
July 26th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: TN: 2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

Thought this might be a good place to post this, since there was a feeding frenzy at Envoyer for the 04 at $150+ last month. Wine Cellarage has 6-packs that, after 10% discount and shipping allocated, comes out to $126/btl.
by Andrew M
July 25th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14015
Views: 681707

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

One from HDH - 12x 2013 Fratelli Alessandria Monvigliero. $70/btl vs $600++ for the Burlotto!
by Andrew M
July 25th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12147
Views: 454738

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

NickRut wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 8:58 am
Yesterday was a solid Friday. Wine group shared

2015 Tusk
2015 Carter La Verdad
1990 Ridge Monte Bello
1982 Lafite
1985 Sassicaia
2002 Dom P Rose
1999 Bollinger VVF
Funny to think that two bottles of 85 Sass went for around $8600 in the HDH auction. Was it that good?
by Andrew M
July 25th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 86
Views: 4228

Re: HDH action questions

Who is paddle 454, Bill Gates?
by Andrew M
July 22nd, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...
Replies: 104
Views: 4008

Re: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...

This isn’t really the right topic for this but it isn’t the worst either - I just opened a 2018 Chanin Bien Nacido chard, and holy god, it is good. If 16 was a case purchase then this is a 2-3 case purchase. It’ll go 10-15 years easy. What a wine
by Andrew M
July 22nd, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wines under $50?
Replies: 54
Views: 4670

Best Value Wines under $50?

I hesitated to start a new topic but didn't see one like this going back several years. I'm working on a project to identify some great value wines across all different regions. My upper limit is $50, mostly because there are so many goodies in the $40-50 range, but bonus points for anything under $...
by Andrew M
July 21st, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109666

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

Any new 100/300 codes for Wine.com? I've used all the ones mentioned here (last one on 7/10), also my wife has done same. Hey Peter, which code worked for you? I was under the impression that all the 100/300 codes were turned off after 6/30. That’s the only thing stopping me from creating an accoun...
by Andrew M
July 19th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article on Valtelline Wines
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Article on Valtelline Wines

I picked up a few 2015 Dirupi Riservas after tasting through their lineup in the US. I want to say they were about $55-60 each? And worth every penny. It’s a different expression of Nebbiolo than barolo so I hesitate to make the comparison, but it outperformed any normale I’ve had, no question... Ma...
by Andrew M
July 14th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109666

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

Peter Hirsch wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Michae1 P0wers wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 9:30 am
FYI, RMN has 14% for wine.com right now.
Yep. Hoping to combine with new coupons!!
Same here, but no coupons posted since the 3rd...
by Andrew M
July 12th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1385
Views: 92539

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Jason, keep going...there is a lot to find and experience! One more from the weekend. Another good one. 2014 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres - France, Champagne (7/12/2020) Opened yesterday. This is first of two I bought in the summer of 2019. Disgorged Janu...
by Andrew M
July 9th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1385
Views: 92539

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Hugues Godme Rose, 1/19 disgorgement. This. Is. Awesome. I prefer my rose champagne pretty bone dry whereas I enjoy a wide range of sweetness and richness with regular champagne. This hits the mark, but the acidity doesn’t dominate, it’s not harsh by any means. Just seriously crisp and refreshing...
by Andrew M
July 9th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109666

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

FWIW, with RMN, they have never once paid me automatically, but if you chat with their customer service on day 46 and send them your purchase receipt, they will put the cash in your account right then and there. So it’s a pain, and you need to track it yourself, but I wouldn’t worry about not gettin...
by Andrew M
July 9th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109666

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

Bingo. Thanks Michael. Grabbed 3x Billecart Sous Bois (nice review from Blake) and 2x 2016 Produttori for under $240 after RMN 10% cash back. Compared to a little over $300 for WS low at WineDeals.com... https://s4.hulkshare.com/song_images/original/f/f/6/ff6569a7c9289d6bfff9d7598dc5b32b.jpg?dd=-621...
by Andrew M
July 9th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109666

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

Need a 100 off 300... please...
by Andrew M
July 9th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109666

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

What wine.com codes are confirmed active right now?
by Andrew M
July 7th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14015
Views: 681707

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Chanin Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley - have heard good things about Chanin Chardonnays. Time to find out. And another reload on 2016 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano. Dennis, the 16 BN chard is one of my all time favorites, I’m sitting on a case. I popped my first 17 a few weeks ago ...
by Andrew M
July 6th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2596

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

Can we add an “Estate Sale” subforum to commerce corner? Asking for a friend.
by Andrew M
July 6th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?

Skurnik hosted a Zoom with Rodolphe Péters. Anyone who is interested in the wines, and some additional discussion regarding special bottlings needs to find and watch the replay. Rodolphe has some firm opinions on a few things. I’m interested in his comments but can’t find the video. Care to summari...
by Andrew M
July 2nd, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1772
Views: 110416

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

A little surprised these went in under 8 minutes but maybe I shouldn’t be. I asked for 3 and struck out.
by Andrew M
July 2nd, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12147
Views: 454738

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc - Yum. Improved as it warmed up a bit.

1989 Chateau Duluc - Yuck. Down the drain.

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