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by Mike Reff
July 3rd, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 31
Views: 1495

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

I might also be passing, please PM me if you are interested
by Mike Reff
July 3rd, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1198

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 6:26 am
Mike Reff wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 6:24 am
c fu wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:07 pm
in what world would anyone buy these at 185 when 08 is so available.
Why would you buy this in any vintage?
why would you not?
Just not my style, I prefer different such as Larmendier Bernier. Just my two cents champagne.gif
by Mike Reff
July 3rd, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1198

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

Will Clements wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 9:40 am
dbailey wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 9:21 am
I find it matches perfectly with my pink polo shirt, chinos, AR15, crazy wife and tasteless mcmansion.
I have one of the above five. I’ll leave it to you to guess
I knew you were a gun guy! neener
by Mike Reff
July 3rd, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1198

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

c fu wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:07 pm
in what world would anyone buy these at 185 when 08 is so available.
Why would you buy this in any vintage?
by Mike Reff
June 24th, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Pre-Auction Cellar Clearance (All Done)
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: For Sale: Pre-Auction Cellar Clearance

Interesting that all the Outpost sold... very cool
by Mike Reff
June 21st, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18833

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I boycott Del Dotto, when I heard that there real name is Del Blotto!
by Mike Reff
June 18th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC somewhere on the street?
Replies: 11
Views: 568

NYC somewhere on the street?

I have not been in the city since the pandemic. Are restaurants allowing BYOB anywhere at a table outside?

I would not mind popping some corks, who is in?
by Mike Reff
June 18th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 931
Views: 49953

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Thoughts on Pavie Macquin, Cos, Montrose, and Cantemerle??
by Mike Reff
June 18th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 931
Views: 49953

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Mark Golodetz wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 11:11 am
I buy most years; bought some magnums.

So you can share with me and Dan Hammer flirtysmile
by Mike Reff
June 11th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja 2001 - Check in
Replies: 20
Views: 1286

Re: Rioja 2001 - Check in

It's way crazy, how can it not be cheesehead

So I opened a 2001 Graciano from Valdemar, amazing...


GregT wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 11:21 am
Mike - you know you could have called! neener

Hope you're good with all the craziness these days.
by Mike Reff
June 11th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 931
Views: 49953

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Cheers Monsieur
by Mike Reff
June 11th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 931
Views: 49953

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Excuse the naivete of this poster, but how was the vintage of 2019, weather wise?
by Mike Reff
June 8th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!
Replies: 104
Views: 23782

Re: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!

Can I get a refund for the slanderous words said to me in the rant raving post late last year?
by Mike Reff
June 6th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 2919

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

Larmendier Bernier.. Hands down amazing.
by Mike Reff
May 31st, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja 2001 - Check in
Replies: 20
Views: 1286

Re: Rioja 2001 - Check in

So back when I had a core tasting group in Brooklyn NY, in the previous 'normal' state of affairs, a wise man said that the 2001 vintage of Rioja was stellar. Having purchased some of late, I was curious to see what other Beserkers thought about the vintage based on recent tastings that they might ...
by Mike Reff
May 31st, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most ugly wine labels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1031

Re: Most ugly wine labels?

Bully Hill NY... a label with a goat, enjoy some finger lakes plonk!
by Mike Reff
May 31st, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja 2001 - Check in
Replies: 20
Views: 1286

Rioja 2001 - Check in

So back when I had a core tasting group in Brooklyn NY, in the previous 'normal' state of affairs, a wise man said that the 2001 vintage of Rioja was stellar. Having purchased some of late, I was curious to see what other Beserkers thought about the vintage based on recent tastings that they might h...
by Mike Reff
May 29th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux
Replies: 41
Views: 3382

Re: 2019 Bordeaux

I received an offer for PC at $79.00, wow has that price come down quite a bit
by Mike Reff
May 23rd, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5385

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Purchased Monte Bello as 2008 futures when my son was born, paid less than $100.00 then, latest wine-searcher shows $225.00 what does that equate to after 11 years on release? newhere S&P 500 was at 1300 in 2008 and now it's at 2900 so if you had put that $100 in a simple S&P type fund it would be ...
by Mike Reff
May 21st, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5385

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Sc0tt Fitzger@ld wrote: Matthew, start laying down some Ridge Monte Bello. Sign up for the futures program - these wines will only get more expensive with time. +1 on the Ridge Monte Bello. And you may also be able to find back vintages that are in your $225 price range target to get an idea of wha...
by Mike Reff
May 21st, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5385

Re: $225 Cab discussion

HoosJustinG wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 2:56 pm
It’s expensive land or fruit, so unless you’ve been there a while, it’s hard to put out a bottle of anything noteworthy aged in 100% new French oak (as most of them seem to be) for under 100 bucks a bottle.
[winner.gif]

Geography, all about that!
by Mike Reff
May 20th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling my wines and how to go about it
Replies: 16
Views: 1279

Re: Selling my wines and how to go about it

You could always post something here, someone might be interested
by Mike Reff
May 20th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling my wines and how to go about it
Replies: 16
Views: 1279

Re: Selling my wines and how to go about it

Best of luck, but you are not going to sell your entire collection based on the short period of time for you. And with shipping out of the question for you, how are people supposed to pick them up?
by Mike Reff
May 17th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First drink after recovering from COVID-19
Replies: 37
Views: 1507

Re: First drink after recovering from COVID-19

Thank you all for the wishes! In mid-April it was quite heart-breaking to see ambulances lining up our street in Manhattan and see our neighbors be taken out on stretchers. It was only a matter of time COVID found us. But now glad to get through it after two tough weeks. I pray and hope my neighbor...
by Mike Reff
May 17th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?
Replies: 42
Views: 1939

Re: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?

Zotovich Viogner
Calluna Savingon Blanc
Carol Shelton Coquille Blanc ( this is amazing!!!!!)
by Mike Reff
May 16th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First drink after recovering from COVID-19
Replies: 37
Views: 1507

Re: First drink after recovering from COVID-19

How long did it take to get your smell and taste back?
by Mike Reff
April 29th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A tale of two 2005 Bordeaux: La Vieille Cure and Fleur Cardinale.
Replies: 21
Views: 1005

Re: A tale of two 2005 Bordeaux: La Vieille Cure and Fleur Cardinale.

Ramon,
It would be nice to catch up once things get back to the new normal and drink some bordeaux...
by Mike Reff
April 26th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: En primeur in Bordeaux
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: En primeur in Bordeaux

Poor taste... Heck they cancelled Oktoberfest and if that is cancelled what hope does Bordeaux have for En Premieur? [snort.gif]
by Mike Reff
April 26th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152203

Re: New York City Restaurants

Made a chicken Tetrazzini, paired well with a Mezcal and Ginger beer!
by Mike Reff
April 20th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from potentially over the hill wines discovered during quarantine inventory
Replies: 46
Views: 2442

Re: TNs from potentially over the hill wines discovered during quarantine inventory

Kris, interested in how the Columbia Crest shows for you... 86, 88, and 89 were good in past few years. I personally think WA Merlot is the most age worthy variety in the State. Will post it here. So great story from Greg Tater, we were having a tasting at his abode when he still lived in NYC, we w...
by Mike Reff
April 19th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from potentially over the hill wines discovered during quarantine inventory
Replies: 46
Views: 2442

Re: TNs from potentially over the hill wines discovered during quarantine inventory

Kris, interested in how the Columbia Crest shows for you...
by Mike Reff
April 19th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from potentially over the hill wines discovered during quarantine inventory
Replies: 46
Views: 2442

Re: TNs from potentially over the hill wines discovered during quarantine inventory

I bought an auction lot from Acker and contained within was Anderson Conn Pinot Noir, 1989, Valhalla Vineyard. Some funk that eventually blew off and was left with an aged Pinot, that was in good shape. Ample fruit and a nice finish
by Mike Reff
April 19th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner
Replies: 20
Views: 1209

Re: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner

Agreed, big fan! Marty and Blake are fantastic
by Mike Reff
April 19th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner
Replies: 20
Views: 1209

Re: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner

I know I should comment on the Leoville Poyferre, but I am also impressed with that steak. Went to get me one of these tonight, but the line was too long, too long. You pan fry or grill the steak? The butcher is a brand new find. The quality is amazing, prices are ok, and the really amazing thing i...
by Mike Reff
April 16th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13623
Views: 664456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Zotovich
2016 Viognier and 2013 estate Pinot Noir
by Mike Reff
April 11th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16339

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Just purchased some older 1990's Cali Cab from Acker, the wine auction was light and prices were going for the entry price.
by Mike Reff
April 11th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.
Replies: 86
Views: 7212

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.

Just the reserve, which is bottling of many barrels that do not get bottled. For the QPR, it is a no brainer. Had this against Cloudline, served blind, tasted and drank over two hours. The PG was much better than the Cloudline.
by Mike Reff
April 11th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.
Replies: 86
Views: 7212

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.

So I snagged a 2017 Patricia Green at my local wine shop, great wine, nice complexity. I take it there is still some Pinot left?
by Mike Reff
April 11th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Executive order temporary revision of the Pobega Rule.
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Executive order temporary revision of the Pobega Rule.

RichardFlack wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 10:21 am
Nice one!

Shows how cynical I am about US (and Ontario) wine retail and delivery regs I was thinking this was for real, until the last paragraph.

PS who what is / was Pobega?
You mean you have never heard about the grand Poo Bah, Pobega, King of the Cabs? [snort.gif]
by Mike Reff
April 11th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Mark Ketcham, Ketcham Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: RIP Mark Ketcham, Ketcham Estate

Very sad to hear...
by Mike Reff
April 2nd, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A tale of two Oregonian Pinots
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: A tale of two Oregonian Pinots

At the price point for me at $25.00, it is an easy buy.
by Mike Reff
April 1st, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A tale of two Oregonian Pinots
Replies: 6
Views: 981

A tale of two Oregonian Pinots

Journeyed to the local wine shop (deemed essential by the Governor) Patricia Green Cellars 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir - Deep nose, ample fruit, deep fruit and complexity, berries, and plum, amazing after about 45 minutes and better the second day Cloudline 2018 Pinot Noir - light nose, medium finish an...
by Mike Reff
March 30th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 13203

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

c fu wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 10:26 pm
YLee wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Nothing going on for NYC?
there are from what i hear
Charlie,
Care to share?
by Mike Reff
March 29th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3442

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Always looking, should be some deals out there, waiting.
by Mike Reff
March 20th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Cadence Winery, Red Mountain - 25% off, includes ground shipping or local delivery
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Cadence Winery, Red Mountain - 25% off, includes ground shipping or local delivery

I had a chance to meet Ben years ago... this is a top notch winery and the wines are stellar..
by Mike Reff
March 20th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY
Replies: 19
Views: 1021

Re: Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY

Oh he's been dreaming of that since he was a kid. His dad didn't want to do it because of rumored family connections, which is why he spent so much time saying that the mafia was non existent, just created by the media. Fake news before fake news was named. The stores are apparently doing really we...
by Mike Reff
March 15th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Bordeaux 1986 vs 1989 tasting Sunday April 5th
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: NYC Bordeaux 1986 vs 1989 tasting Sunday April 5th

Postponing the event until further notice. Something to do with the NYC schools being closed or something.
by Mike Reff
March 8th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Birthday Dave S
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Happy Birthday Dave S

A bunch of the NYC folks got together last night to celebrate a milestone 50th birthday for Dave S. The venue was North Square with a price fixe menu, three courses for around $65.00 with $15.00 corkage per bottle. The wines: Billecart Salmon NV 1997  Tignanello 1950 Bodegas Berberana Gran Reserva 2...
by Mike Reff
March 8th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Concannon up for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Concannon up for sale

Anyone want to guess what the over/under will be? 240 Acres... hmm I will take a stab and start it off at around $110 Million but with the history could be more.

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