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by Paul McCourt
September 12th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance in NY
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Wine insurance in NY

Victor and I will keep an eye on all your bottles. Send them over.
by Paul McCourt
September 12th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 62
Views: 2304

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Interesting. Thanks.
by Paul McCourt
September 6th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Newark Airport

Back in the day, I loved flying the shuttle out of the Marine Terminal @LaGuardia. The main bldg has always been awful, inside and out. Yup I used to go back and forth to Boston a bunch and loved the marine terminal and the shuttle. So easy and user friendly. I’ve never had hatred for Newark. Altho...
by Paul McCourt
August 30th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3432

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

Yowsa.

Makes my over/under inventory count for the month rather pathetic.
by Paul McCourt
August 30th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 540
Views: 27050

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I have failed once again!! Is there a way to automate my response?
by Paul McCourt
August 30th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 2978

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Mike Evans wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 10:10 pm
In most states the distributors essentially own the legislators and effectively write the laws for their own benefit.
No kidding. Here in NY it is absolutely appalling.
by Paul McCourt
August 27th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers
Replies: 46
Views: 1883

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers

T. Altmayer wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Beaucastel and Vieux Donjon are my two favorites in CDP and I think are more restrained.
Two of my faves,also.

Beau is number one with me, though.
by Paul McCourt
August 27th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "The world's three largest wineries, all owned by the same company"
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: "The world's three largest wineries, all owned by the same company"

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 1:42 pm
If you can't tell if it is a WINERY or a REFINERY, it probably isn't something you want to drink!
I saw that series on HBO one of the giant Gallo vats melting down. No wonder my hairline is receding.
by Paul McCourt
August 26th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2203

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

I admit that I sometimes feel like a dork when I am not sure how to pronounce wine. I tend to get over it as 90% of the wait staff has zero idea if I am right or wrong anyway. I mean, how many times do you pronounce it correctly and they look at you with the "huh?" look and ask you to point it out? ...
by Paul McCourt
August 25th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2607

Re: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2018

Chris,

I personally would buy more 16. BUT, that is absolutely meaningless for you. Probably not a huge difference in the vintage, from what I can tell. And I have no idea what you like, or even if you are planning on drinking them yourself, or what.
by Paul McCourt
August 23rd, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434598

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I have ended up buying nothing. Which is probably the best possible outcome.
by Paul McCourt
August 22nd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434598

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Bonny Doon. Haven’t seen that in years.
by Paul McCourt
August 22nd, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434598

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Hoang Pham wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 2:38 pm
Seems inventory is extra low this marathon, or people quick to snatch stuff up. Missed out on like 10 different bottles after adding to cart.
One has to wonder if it is structured that way to create a mindset of “dont think, just buy”
by Paul McCourt
August 22nd, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434598

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Gee. I thought I bought up all the Screagle?!?
by Paul McCourt
August 22nd, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434598

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

In for 5 cases! Load up the copter
by Paul McCourt
August 20th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OK to store long-term in OWC?
Replies: 37
Views: 2106

Re: OK to store long-term in OWC?

Yup. Always crack them open and peek in. After that, store away in them.
by Paul McCourt
August 20th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off mailing lists to buying retail?
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Off mailing lists to buying retail?

I buy a few bottles here and there off lists, but no where near what I used to.

I feel some loyalty to a few of the smaller guys, but at the end of the day, I tend to want to try lots of different wines than buy cases of one producer year after year.
by Paul McCourt
August 15th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?
Replies: 21
Views: 968

Re: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?

In the past I’ve bought from Zachys, total wine, sherry-lehmann, K&L, JJ Buckley amongst others

TW has a nice selection of sizes.
by Paul McCourt
August 6th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Kindness
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Kutch Kindness

He’s a good dude.
by Paul McCourt
August 6th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2957

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Is it dead at retail?
by Paul McCourt
August 5th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2080

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Who knows if it will decline in the near future. Is it a “cool” bubble, or has it just become acceptable to drink without scorn, or something else? Got me. Anecdotally, I was stocking the beach house as my daughter was having friends for her 21st bday weekend, and I asked them what they wanted (not ...
by Paul McCourt
August 5th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)

Maybe you can find a hotel in someplace like St. Anton, but you had better do it ASAP or forget it. You could also stay in Innsbruck and train it back and forth to St Anton. I did it once and if I recall correctly, it was a little over an hour. Book a gear/lesson/lift package for the three days and ...
by Paul McCourt
July 25th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 1978

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

I rarely bring wine. Maybe one out of 20 times. When I do I am more likely to bring wine when it is more of a group/event/birthday type dinner. I will bring some magnums and the like. Usually will buy a few bottles off the list. If it is a meat-cnetric place, maybe I bring the reds and order a few w...
by Paul McCourt
July 23rd, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12412

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Oy. And I promised myself to not buy more wine this month.
by Paul McCourt
July 22nd, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Virginia winery suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 962

Re: Virginia winery suggestions?

I have a daughter at William & Mary and go down there multiple times a year. I've popped into a couple wineries while wandering around and have tried a few VA wines offered up at restaurants.

Meh.

I don't do either anymore. Neal is right. Plenty of other things to see and do.
by Paul McCourt
July 21st, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best review site
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Best review site

I rarely read "reviews" of specific wines. I like to read vintage reports from different sources and more generalized reports, but reviews of particular wines doesn't interest me much anymore. I do enjoy reading some people's thoughts here on certain wines, and have tried some wines based on that.
by Paul McCourt
July 15th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Switzerland Recs
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Switzerland Recs

Great coincidental thread, Batman! Also heading to Switzerland at the end of August. One night in Zurich after flying in, then a few days in Verbier for a wedding. Fly out of Geneva to Madrid. Any reccos for Verbier and/or Geneva? Bayview at the Marriott President Wilson (upscale & pricey) Ate at B...
by Paul McCourt
July 14th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2402

Re: Disappointing Huet

I’ve had about half a case of 10’s this year and no prob
by Paul McCourt
July 14th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2924

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Easy

Wine would be Rombauer Chard because cougars would be drawn to my island

Beer would be Dos Equis so that those cougars find me interesante.

Booze would be Captain Morgan which makes me a pirate captain so my ship and crew would be along shortly to pick up me, my cougars, and my buried gold.
by Paul McCourt
July 12th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1685

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

Impossible to answer. Totally depends on which reviewer gave the 93 points
by Paul McCourt
July 12th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1685

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

An almost impossible question to answer, but if I had to choose one wine that would be the only wine I would have available to drink with food it would probably be be a pinot edging out a Kabinett.
by Paul McCourt
July 12th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A consumer upside to selling your winery to a larger group
Replies: 15
Views: 1417

Re: A consumer upside to selling your winery to a larger group

They seem to handle their large portfolio rather well.
by Paul McCourt
July 5th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3329

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

Sad. As a New Yorker, I’ve seen them for many years. They were pretty revolutionary back in the day, but haven’t been very relevant here for quite some time. I can’t remember the last time I heard someone mention them.
by Paul McCourt
July 5th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?
Replies: 36
Views: 2937

Re: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?

I really don’t buy from lists anymore, but I have to admit I do miss looking forward to the next releases from the various lists I was on.
by Paul McCourt
July 2nd, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 540
Views: 27050

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Damn. OK. I failed miserably then.
by Paul McCourt
July 2nd, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 540
Views: 27050

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 36. I think. Could be more.
Consumed 25

Fail.
Again.

Futures don’t count, right?
by Paul McCourt
June 30th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many wines a day?
Replies: 31
Views: 1857

Re: How many wines a day?

Completely situational. Me, or me and the wife I'll open just one. But even that can be different if it is over a long day with late afternoon cheese then late dinner, etc. Then maybe two or three different bottles. Other times with more people it could be many, many different bottles. Or, if it is ...
by Paul McCourt
June 28th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2855

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

I don’t see the “case of Bud, hooker and an 8-ball” option?
by Paul McCourt
June 28th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy

[quoteI wouldn't argue with you as a general point about reaching for a white before a rose. But sometimes in the heat of the summer I like reaching for a rose, especially with a group at the beach or out on the deck. Just festive and fun and crowd-pleasing. From your general neck of the woods I en...
by Paul McCourt
June 25th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 3943

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

Thank you. The fun of buying a bit of wine was being sucked right out of it.
by Paul McCourt
June 25th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 5690

Re: The wine you don't want

Thanks everyone. Learning as you post. Honestly, I haven't gone to Commerce Corner because I am trying to maximize the return, and I'd feel like a heel doing that with (some of) you guys. Everyone sells at or just below market prices on CC. There isn’t any expectation you ought to sell at your cost...
by Paul McCourt
June 25th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy

I wouldn't argue with you as a general point about reaching for a white before a rose. But sometimes in the heat of the summer I like reaching for a rose, especially with a group at the beach or out on the deck. Just festive and fun and crowd-pleasing. From your general neck of the woods I enjoy a G...
by Paul McCourt
June 25th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 3943

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

Paul, It appears you missed my comments were First Growth oriented. Your purchase list did not include any in 2018, my very specific point. First Growths were attainable by so many more folks at $500-$600 a case as opposed to $9000 today. I was able to buy most of the Big Eight in 1982 and three fa...
by Paul McCourt
June 23rd, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 3943

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

None. Plenty in the cellar from the era when pricing was cost related and marked up fairly with additional value in futures, not today's value pricing futures based on perception. The first majorly hyped vintage saw 1982 First Growths at $500-$600 per case. I suggest pause to reflect, backfill like...
by Paul McCourt
June 23rd, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 3943

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

Clinet
SHL
Gazin
Pape Clem
Larcis Ducasse
La Gaffeliere
Troplong
Figeac
by Paul McCourt
June 21st, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Half-Bottles
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Aging Half-Bottles

Ben M a n d l e r wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 5:35 pm
I am a big Sauternes fan and drink as many 1988s (birth year) as I can get my hands on. Almost all are half bottles - same reasoning as you. Never had any issues.
Never had an issue either with Sauternes in halfs
by Paul McCourt
June 21st, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bordeaux Futures retailers?..
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Best Bordeaux Futures retailers?..

Total Wine, Zachys. JJ.
by Paul McCourt
June 21st, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2022

Re: Yearly Budget

My budget is this:
1) if it seems like a stupid idea, I don’t buy it.
Or
2) I ignore the fact that it is a stupid idea and buy it anyway.
by Paul McCourt
June 19th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 116
Views: 3364

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I would buy alcohol free wine. While there is no doubt I would prefer the alcohol, my best "wine bud" has serious liver issues and can not have any alcohol. I miss opening bottles with him and if there were a way to recreate that without, you know, him dying and all, I'd love it.

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