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by MikeL238
March 3rd, 2021, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9138

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

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 6:40 am Astor 20% off Italian wines.
Will their site crash again?! [wink.gif]
by MikeL238
February 28th, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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

I know they had similar issues sometime last year. Guess the hype is for real!
by MikeL238
February 27th, 2021, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2572

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

Likewise most of my early purchases don't show up other than as dollar amounts. One of my best scores and last purchases on Winebid: ITEM PRICE 2004 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur Champigny [I3129801] $30.00 3 for $90.00 2005 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur Champigny [I3129799] $45.00 3 for $135.0...
by MikeL238
February 27th, 2021, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2572

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

cjsavino wrote: February 27th, 2021, 5:28 am
MikeL238 wrote: February 27th, 2021, 5:09 am
Eric White wrote: February 26th, 2021, 5:51 pm

It was fun selling too - until that letter from the BATF arrived...
BATF letter?
Bureau of Alcohol tobacco and firearms.
Sorry if I sound dumb but they sent you a letter for selling on winebid?
by MikeL238
February 27th, 2021, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2572

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

Sorry if I sound dumb but they sent you a letter for selling on winebid?
by MikeL238
February 27th, 2021, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2572

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

Eric White wrote: February 26th, 2021, 5:51 pm
John Glas wrote: February 26th, 2021, 3:12 pm
I have a similar list from WineCommune. I walked away with great wines for pocket change.
Wine Commune was the bomb back in the day! That is how I got into wine!
It was fun selling too - until that letter from the BATF arrived...
BATF letter?
by MikeL238
February 26th, 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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

Victor Hong wrote: February 26th, 2021, 12:59 pm So blame yourself!
Never! [rofl.gif]
by MikeL238
February 26th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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 MikeL238
February 26th, 2021, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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

Victor Hong wrote: February 26th, 2021, 11:52 am 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.
I 100% blame this increase on you Victor! [wink.gif]
by MikeL238
February 26th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9138

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

Well... that didn’t take long, shocker! [swearing.gif] https://www.67wine.com/wines/Dunn-Cabernet-Sauvignon-Napa-2016-w1830496z7 I knew it. Sent them an e-mail about it. [soap.gif] Replied to their email with the BS out of stock explanation noting I saw it back in stock on their site to see if they...
by MikeL238
February 26th, 2021, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9138

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

Tyler Rico wrote: February 26th, 2021, 8:44 am Well... that didn’t take long, shocker! [swearing.gif]

https://www.67wine.com/wines/Dunn-Caber ... w1830496z7
I knew it. Sent them an e-mail about it. [soap.gif]
by MikeL238
February 26th, 2021, 7:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 65
Views: 2761

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote: February 22nd, 2021, 12:29 pm Received my order late last week. They are impatiently resting for a couple weeks now ... thanks, John! [cheers.gif]
Orders have been shipped out?
by MikeL238
February 25th, 2021, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2572

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

a few from around 2003-2005 from WineBid 2000 Dehlinger Chardonnay $15.00 1989 Stony Hill Chardonnay $15.00 1990 Château Roumieu-Lacoste, 375ml $20.00 1998 Sine Qua Non Backward and Forwards White Blend $85.00 1999 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie Cote Rozier Cuvee Unique $35.00 1998 Marquis d'Angerville...
by MikeL238
February 25th, 2021, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2572

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

"1995 Domaine Noel Verset Cornas - $25.00"
"1991 Auguste Clape Cornas - $40.00"

Oh wow... [truce.gif]
by MikeL238
February 25th, 2021, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9138

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

It won't let you add more than qty 11 @ 101.99/btl. Must have been an error? Otherwise it would be a steal for sure. "Some of the quantities requested exceed the amount in our inventory. Please contact us if you need to purchase more than the indicated amount." Oh man I hope they honor my...
by MikeL238
February 25th, 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9138

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

Tyler Rico wrote: February 25th, 2021, 7:42 am I bet they have it and don’t want to honor the price, how does a screw up like that happen?
Watch them miraculously appear as in stock next week.
by MikeL238
February 25th, 2021, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9138

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

Rodrigo B wrote: February 25th, 2021, 7:17 am
MikeL238 wrote: February 25th, 2021, 7:14 am Just got an e-mail saying my order has been cancelled. I knew something wasn't right...
Just received the same... Bummer
Where's sorry for the inconvenience, here's a 15% off coupon on your next purchase?! [wink.gif]
by MikeL238
February 25th, 2021, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9138

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

It won't let you add more than qty 11 @ 101.99/btl. Must have been an error? Otherwise it would be a steal for sure. "Some of the quantities requested exceed the amount in our inventory. Please contact us if you need to purchase more than the indicated amount." Oh man I hope they honor my...
by MikeL238
February 24th, 2021, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9138

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

It won't let you add more than qty 11 @ 101.99/btl. Must have been an error? Otherwise it would be a steal for sure. "Some of the quantities requested exceed the amount in our inventory. Please contact us if you need to purchase more than the indicated amount." Oh man I hope they honor my...
by MikeL238
February 24th, 2021, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9138

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

It won't let you add more than qty 11 @ 101.99/btl. Must have been an error? Otherwise it would be a steal for sure. "Some of the quantities requested exceed the amount in our inventory. Please contact us if you need to purchase more than the indicated amount." Oh man I hope they honor my...
by MikeL238
February 24th, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..
Replies: 27
Views: 1269

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

Victor Hong wrote: February 24th, 2021, 6:55 pm My collection now seems suspect.
[wink.gif] [wink.gif]
by MikeL238
February 24th, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best online vendors
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Best online vendors

Benchmark.
by MikeL238
February 24th, 2021, 5:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Justin Bonner - 3 Thumbs Up! So Good I Found an Extra Thumb
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Justin Bonner - 3 Thumbs Up! So Good I Found an Extra Thumb

Another transaction with Justin and another flawless delivery. He's the man. Thanks again Justin!
by MikeL238
February 24th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Consigners, Inc.
Replies: 14
Views: 1375

Re: Wine Consigners, Inc.

Purchased from them number of times. Able to make an offer is great. They have always been great. No complaints here.
by MikeL238
February 24th, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9138

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

Even with their ridiculous shipping charges, still a great deal Free local delivery makes this a no brainer for anyone in NYC. Glad the math with shipping out west still works out in your favour. Whoa, what a deal. Plus the free shipping. This is an absolute steal. Hope they actually deliver. Thank...
by MikeL238
February 24th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Mark Golodetz - Excellent Seller
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Mark Golodetz - Excellent Seller

Needless to say, Mark was a true gentleman to deal with.
by MikeL238
February 23rd, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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

Blacksmith is great, but that credit card processing fee...😣
by MikeL238
February 22nd, 2021, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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 MikeL238
February 22nd, 2021, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald Waitlist
Replies: 60
Views: 9143

Re: Macdonald Waitlist

Huge fan of Detert here, both the CS and CF. I agree with Galloni that the CF is a fantastic wine, but it’s very much terroir driven, and I think you’d be hard pressed to identify it as CF in a blind tasting. Closer to Cab Sauvignon? If I really love Loire Valley CFs, would I like Detert CFs as wel...
by MikeL238
February 21st, 2021, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: variety of Loire tasting notes with a new baby
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: TNs: variety of Loire tasting notes with a new baby

Definitely agree on '04 Olga. $15 for a 375ml of such great juice is a steal! Seems like '18 Baudrys aren't getting positive reviews in general. Ironic since '18 was raved by so many as such a great vintage. Perhaps too young at this stage?
by MikeL238
February 21st, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald Waitlist
Replies: 60
Views: 9143

Re: Macdonald Waitlist

Huge fan of Detert here, both the CS and CF. I agree with Galloni that the CF is a fantastic wine, but it’s very much terroir driven, and I think you’d be hard pressed to identify it as CF in a blind tasting. Closer to Cab Sauvignon? If I really love Loire Valley CFs, would I like Detert CFs as wel...
by MikeL238
February 21st, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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

What was the verdict for this week Victor?
by MikeL238
February 21st, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three 1999 Hermitages
Replies: 28
Views: 1756

Re: Three 1999 Hermitages

I know it's a thread drift, but anyone had '99 Bernard Chave Hermitage lately?
by MikeL238
February 21st, 2021, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BuzzFeed Take on Impact of Wine Price
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

Re: BuzzFeed Take on Impact of Wine Price

What the hell did I just read...?!?
by MikeL238
February 18th, 2021, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures
Replies: 61
Views: 3417

Re: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures

Had a half a case shipped via ground from the west coast to here in east last week. Somehow, it arrived on time and all six wines seem fine. Popped one of them open and no issue. They were packaged in cardboard case and went through Interstate 80 according to the FedEx route. Guess I just lucked out.
by MikeL238
February 18th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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

Victor Hong wrote: February 18th, 2021, 10:31 am https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/77 ... -Sauvignon

I started a mess.
This is really crazy! Are 90's Cali cabs suddenly the hottest stock in town?!? [help.gif]
by MikeL238
February 18th, 2021, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vignobles Levet
Replies: 25
Views: 1328

Re: Vignobles Levet

Personally, I don’t think the Amerhyste is worth buying. Not because it’s not good but because the price difference between it and the Journaries/Maestria and the Chavaroche/Peroline is so small. I think the Chavaroche especially does keep its wild side, but retains a lot of the fruit. The best Lev...
by MikeL238
February 18th, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vignobles Levet
Replies: 25
Views: 1328

Re: Vignobles Levet

I had a '14 Chavaroche couple of days ago and it was incredible upon opening. All that wild feral notes I love about Levet were all there. Though, it did shut down hard maybe about an hour later. Is shutting down due to wine being too young at this stage or something else? Curious since OP mentioned...
by MikeL238
February 17th, 2021, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15729
Views: 814945

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: February 17th, 2021, 4:28 am
MikeL238 wrote: February 16th, 2021, 9:10 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 15th, 2021, 3:34 pm 2005 Domaine Levet La Chavaroche
Where?!

Chambers. They flew off the shelf.
Ugh, right in my wheelhouse too!
by MikeL238
February 16th, 2021, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15729
Views: 814945

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 15th, 2021, 3:34 pm 2005 Domaine Levet La Chavaroche
Where?!
by MikeL238
February 16th, 2021, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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

Victor Hong wrote: February 16th, 2021, 9:48 am
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.
[rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
by MikeL238
February 16th, 2021, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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

It's only Tuesday and I'm already getting bumped aside!
by MikeL238
February 15th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)
Replies: 23
Views: 3659

Re: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)

I’ve had a few transactions with them lately and wouldn’t recommend buying from them. Of 5 orders I’ve attempted to place, only one was successfully fulfilled. The first, which I responded to an email offer didn’t even get a response. I was then successfully able to place an order for a couple bott...
by MikeL238
February 15th, 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: TN: 2003 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

I remember how controversial this was on release. I think they stepped up the petit verdot in the blend? I know the 2000 Pichon Lalande had an extra dollop of Petit Verdot, which some tasters felt added an objectionable green streak to that wine. I’ve always loved the 2000 Pichon Lalande, which for...
by MikeL238
February 14th, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10161

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

Victor Hong wrote: February 14th, 2021, 6:49 pm This bottling is great drinking now.
65! Damn...

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