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by Jeff_M.
July 10th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 86
Views: 4717

Re: California Cult

From reading this thread, it seems like the term “cult wine” is one of those wine terms that everyone kinda sorta has an instinct about what it means, but can’t objectively define it. There has to be a dollar amount where the word cult starts. Does it start with Scarecrow at $400? Or does it start ...
by Jeff_M.
July 10th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89501

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

I went back and looked and found a couple of more orders. So I think my scorecard on futures orders looks like this - 2 orders not credited, I reported, and after a few e-mails received the credit. 1 order not credited, I reported, several e-mails, still telling me I have to wait until it ships, aw...
by Jeff_M.
July 10th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89501

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

Thanks for the feedback. I will keep going back to them to try and get the credits. I went back and looked and found a couple of more orders. So I think my scorecard on futures orders looks like this - 2 orders not credited, I reported, and after a few e-mails received the credit. 1 order not credi...
by Jeff_M.
July 9th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89501

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

I just hit day 46 since my first wine.com purchase using RMN, and - shockingly - no cash back. I have reported it to them and we'll see. On Rakuten, I'm often getting an indication that I won't get credit until 7 days after my order has shipped. My June orders were all for Fall delivery due to not ...
by Jeff_M.
July 9th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89501

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

I just hit day 46 since my first wine.com purchase using RMN, and - shockingly - no cash back. I have reported it to them and we'll see. On Rakuten, I'm often getting an indication that I won't get credit until 7 days after my order has shipped. My June orders were all for Fall delivery due to not ...
by Jeff_M.
July 9th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 81
Views: 3320

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

Yah, I thought that was pretty funny. But I tried it. It's the cab. And it's really really good. Ok we need some tasting notes! [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] Unfortunately I don't know a thing about wine. Besides liking to drink a lot of it. But I will give you my full impression after I f...
by Jeff_M.
July 9th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 81
Views: 3320

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

MatthewT wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 11:12 am
Yah, I thought that was pretty funny. But I tried it. It's the cab. And it's really really good.
Ok we need some tasting notes! [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Jeff_M.
July 9th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 81
Views: 3320

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

Surprised that they shipped my order during a summer heatwave even though its going out via GSO. Wish they would have done a weather hold until cooler weather is here in CA.
by Jeff_M.
July 8th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667145

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Bit on a half case of the 18 Becheur Oakville CS.
by Jeff_M.
July 7th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 81
Views: 3320

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

In for 6, price went up $1 per bottle after my purchase.
by Jeff_M.
July 7th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2454

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

In my early 40s and am currently buying a large quantity of ageable wines for the next 20-30 years and then I will dial back buying wines that need to be aged long term.
by Jeff_M.
July 6th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me rub my butt
Replies: 17
Views: 596

Re: Help me rub my butt

https://www.virtualweberbullet.com/pork ... injection/

I like Harry Soo's rub but I use a different injection. I make the rub with the ingredients list here.
by Jeff_M.
July 6th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51983

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

K&L Notes PLEASE NOTE: 2019 Bordeaux Futures are being offered without any added tariffs. If there are applicable tariffs at the time the wines are imported in 2022, we will contact you with the option to pay tariffs to have the wine delivered, or cancel the order with no penalty. https://www.klwin...
by Jeff_M.
July 6th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51983

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

A little late to the game, but I am looking at various retailers and while I remember KL advertising their policy of allowing purchasers to cancel their order if the tariff is still in place at the time of delivery into the US, I cannot find that policy on their website today. Am I simply missing i...
by Jeff_M.
July 3rd, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1605
Views: 111979

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2015 Papera Ranch zin. Think this can use more time in the bottle. Will slow drink tonight to see if it opens up more.
by Jeff_M.
July 2nd, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2300

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:30 am
Anybody want mine just reach out. I get a good allocation including mags and I’m outta work now after a COVID-19 Force Majeure release from my contact.
PM sent.
by Jeff_M.
July 2nd, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2720

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

2007 Yangarra High Sands Grenache. This bottle was absolutely on the money

Just had an 86' Spottswoode that was also fantastic
by Jeff_M.
July 2nd, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?
Replies: 36
Views: 3644

Re: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?

I was only very briefly on the list and bought once as the prices got jacked up. I believe they have been bought and sold twice now. I am glad to have found Rivers Marie to add a small amount of Pinot to my cellar.
by Jeff_M.
June 29th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2300

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

On the wait list like a lot of others. Anyone not buying, I would be interested in buying at cost.
by Jeff_M.
June 29th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667145

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 x 2018 Myriad Napa Valley CS
2 x 2018 Myriad Stelzner Vineyard CS
by Jeff_M.
June 29th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89501

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

I was explaining the Wine Access referral madness to a friend this morning and he couldn't believe the ability to stack referral discounts with Amex Offers and shopping portal bonuses. Gotta keep the gravy train going.

http://share.wineaccess.com/v/jeff_20
by Jeff_M.
June 29th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1869

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

Price is down $10 per bottle but I am going to hold off. I think I can do better using a $100 off $300 wine.com code and get this for closer to $200 per with free shipping. I don't see Shafer selling out of HSS in this economy. That has worked for me as well in the past, have picked up recent vinta...
by Jeff_M.
June 29th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1869

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

Price is down $10 per bottle but I am going to hold off. I think I can do better using a $100 off $300 wine.com code and get this for closer to $200 per with free shipping. I don't see Shafer selling out of HSS in this economy.
by Jeff_M.
June 29th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 620
Views: 37198

Re: de Negoce offer

I don't need more wine, I don't need more wine, a Malbec you say?, ok, maybe that.... Assuming he is getting all of these wines from California, Who makes really Nice California Malbec? I know very little about the varietal but would be interested in trying. Chappellet does. Shafer does under their...
by Jeff_M.
June 28th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449138

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1986 Spottswoode with Flannery hanger streaks. The wine took about an hour to open up and then got very bold. Great 34 year old Napa cab. Damn good steak too.
by Jeff_M.
June 28th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard

Locked mine away in my off site locker to get some age on them. Looking forward to adding more and sampling them all.
by Jeff_M.
June 26th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667145

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

19 Canon

Looking away from any more 19 BDX.

Going to have Napa Cab and Sonoma Zin emails flooding the inbox next month.
by Jeff_M.
June 26th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89501

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

Yes, same address. I have all my shipments go to an offsite wine locker. So I referred her and she got the referral discount + Amex offer and then I got another referral discount that I used. I did very well with Wine Access referrals earlier this year sharing the link here with others. =) Exactly ...
by Jeff_M.
June 26th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89501

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

Speaking of WineAccess, has anyone referred their spouse? I know the T&C say same households are not eligible... Yes, referred my wife and used her Amex offer + the referral to stack discounts. Got some nice bottles this way. Thanks. Did you use the same addresses? Yes, same address. I have all my ...
by Jeff_M.
June 26th, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89501

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

Vince L. wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Speaking of WineAccess, has anyone referred their spouse? I know the T&C say same households are not eligible...
Yes, referred my wife and used her Amex offer + the referral to stack discounts. Got some nice bottles this way.
by Jeff_M.
June 25th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 52
Views: 3813

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Rodrigo F. wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Wait the offering is open already?
Says June 30 for this new release. If you have a link to an old allocation they still have the NV and 2 G3 wines for sale.
by Jeff_M.
June 25th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51983

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

But 2023 is the Vintage of the Century! You can't miss out on that. Bro, how you gonna just ignore 2020-2022 like that? [wink.gif] But yeah, I agree with Daniel on withholding inventory with subsequently higher pricing. If 2020 is above average I’ll be a large buyer as my son was born in April, but...
by Jeff_M.
June 25th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?
Replies: 51
Views: 1830

Re: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?

Right now? Absolute insanity. We're all just trying to catch that perfect bottle(s) and the evolution of the wine while we store it and wait for a drinking window. When we aren't dealing with COVID-19, its about traveling to the regions and tasting the variations of grapes, the styles and pairing wi...
by Jeff_M.
June 25th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 62
Views: 4613

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Hit BDX futures too hard the last week. Have to pass on this.
by Jeff_M.
June 24th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51983

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

TW has PLL up. I'm sure it will go quick. I'm passing. Oof at $150. I backfill 80s-90s Lalande at or close to that price. Buying some as a YOLO. I bought. Wine-Searcher low on the 2016 is $220 right now. Best price I saw on release was $180. I think $150 will end up looking like a pretty good price...
by Jeff_M.
June 24th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89501

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

Without this thread, I would never have known about the Amex offers or the coupon code for stewardship. I didn't use the referral codes, but without the $100/$300 promo codes, the prices on wine.com are so overpriced, that I have to believe they work some kind of assumed discounting into their busi...
by Jeff_M.
June 24th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Futures and chargebacks
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Wine Futures and chargebacks

My only guess here is that they do not want to eat the AMEX transaction fee on a charge back should there be tariffs and a customer decide to get their money refunded. On a charge back they are tagged twice, once for processing the initial purchase and then again on the charge back. I thought on a ...
by Jeff_M.
June 24th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51983

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

US doubling-down on tariffs? https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/24/us-assessing-3point1-billion-in-tariffs-on-france-germany-spain-the-uk.html?fbclid=IwAR2dZDC8puHuNlC4XS2tLCn3AJVGX3FrnHut8YpIV5DHY-nIIEXGEEfJrL8 We can only hope that in 2+ years there is resolution to the tariffs or maybe the amount of t...
by Jeff_M.
June 24th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3304

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Only buying magnums (maybe a couple 3L) at this point to secure the wine in the format I want for my second kiddos birth year. I picked up 3 magnums, nothing high end. We like the format for family dinner events. I'll buy 2020 magnums. Birth year for my son. I buy Siran thru Pontet Canet. No 1sts o...
by Jeff_M.
June 24th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Futures and chargebacks
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Wine Futures and chargebacks

My only guess here is that they do not want to eat the AMEX transaction fee on a charge back should there be tariffs and a customer decide to get their money refunded.

On a charge back they are tagged twice, once for processing the initial purchase and then again on the charge back.
by Jeff_M.
June 24th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449138

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

We opened a 91 Croft Porto Vintage port. Drinking very nicely. I like the fruit on the finish.

Also had a 17 Carlisle Rossi Ranch. Felt like this was way too young to be drinking. It did start to open up on the last glass after around an hour.
by Jeff_M.
June 24th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3304

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Kris Patten wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 7:44 am
Only buying magnums (maybe a couple 3L) at this point to secure the wine in the format I want for my second kiddos birth year.
I picked up 3 magnums, nothing high end. We like the format for family dinner events.

I'll buy 2020 magnums. Birth year for my son.
by Jeff_M.
June 24th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667145

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Assortment of 2019 BDX

2 x Margaux
3 x Clinet
2 x Ducru
1 x Figeac
2 x E'Glise Clinet
3 x Conseillante
2 x Montrose
3 x Pavie Macquin
6 x PLL
3 x GPL
3 x SHL

Got some 375s as well for fun.
by Jeff_M.
June 24th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1112
Views: 61686

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

The proteins were cooked just right (had chicken and salmon). Chips and the various dips good accents to the mains. Flavors are clean and that rice tho! Solid and about as good as anything in Glendale. He did a lamb chop special on Saturday and pre-sold them all during the week. I am hearing he is ...
by Jeff_M.
June 23rd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51983

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Got my order in. Had to use an incognito window to get it to work
by Jeff_M.
June 23rd, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1112
Views: 61686

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Hummus Labs in Pasadena is a brand new Lebanese restaurant that I’ve been to now a few times. Great kabobs, filet mignon, beef kafta and chicken with fresh hummus. The owner runs occasional hummus specials for different hummus flavors. All the hummus is made fresh daily. The pita chips he makes are...
by Jeff_M.
June 23rd, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51983

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Just got a K&L email on their releases. Canon for $104.99

Waiting for my shopping cart to load on TW....and it zeroed my cart again. Ouch
by Jeff_M.
June 23rd, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51983

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Just getting a spinning page. Bummer. Maybe they will eventually take some of my money. Try using Chrome. I was trying to browse, and I was getting nowhere with Edge, but with Chrome is was relatively smooth sailing. I use Chrome as my default. I think web traffic crashed the site but its now back ...
by Jeff_M.
June 23rd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51983

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

We pretty much killed their site. HA! 504 ERROR The request could not be satisfied. CloudFront attempted to establish a connection with the origin, but either the attempt failed or the origin closed the connection. We can't connect to the server for this app or website at this time. There might be t...

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