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by Max S.
October 28th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Variety of wines (including de negoce)
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

Re: Variety of wines (including de negoce)

Well shoot, if I'd known I could've just bought 3 of the 21 and 25 from you I wouldn't have bought whole cases... haha
by Max S.
October 28th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blowout wines spotted locally.
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: Blowout wines spotted locally.

I've mentioned this one before, but I have 4 bottles of 2015 Nervi Conterno Gattinara that I got from Total Wine at $22 each. Best wine deal I've found!
by Max S.
October 28th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?

A little thread drift here but... I couldn’t agree more with your restaurant recommendations. Love Barolo grill. Headed there for my bday next week, a special night out kind of occasion. I’ll second Hop alley, blue pan, beckon, and work & class. As far as offlines go, I’ve never done one and wouldn...
by Max S.
October 28th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?

Mel Hill wrote:
October 27th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Nice list or restaurants there. Sure wish we
could go out. We’re at the south end of Cherry Creek State Park. Would love to have more OL’s in Denver.
Patrick must be up in the foothills at 7400 ft!
Any restaurant recommendations? Love to trade notes, always looking for new spots!
by Max S.
October 27th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: source | material 003 - JJ Prum Graach, and the Himmelreich
Replies: 28
Views: 874

Re: source | material 003 - JJ Prum Graach, and the Himmelreich

You can sign up at the bottom of the website. https://sourcematerialwine.com/ This offer is almost sold out, I will you dm Stephen's email if you would like to contact him for this offer. Thank you very much for your support. Thanks for the info Robert. I'm not buying on this one, but I want to be ...
by Max S.
October 27th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?

Welcome to Denver! Just be careful with whoever you end up using, there are a lot of people who say they know what they're doing and they really don't. That goes for construction in general. Also, the Vineyard wine shop is a great spot, Applejack might have the best selection. Last time I went to A...
by Max S.
October 27th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?

Max, Ah, the doors... and the wood floors installed before allowing the material to acclimate to the humidity. I will try to appreciate the rustic feel they add. :-D I would love to have your list of restaurants, please. Oof. Well, here are some restaurants to eat (and drink) your sorrows away. I w...
by Max S.
October 27th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?

Welcome to Denver Patrick. I live in the south Denver area and tackled this exact project last year...a industrial storage area for wine that would hold around 750 bottles, not for looks, tasting room, etc. If you are lucky enough to have a subterranean basement area or closet like I was, you may b...
by Max S.
October 27th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20

Raventós i Blanc Cava De La Finca (the last one I had was 2014) Patrick Piuze Méthode Traditionnelle non dosé The Cava above also gets better with age. The Patrick Piuze is pretty much as dry as they come so it's a great mixer as well (mimosa, kir, etc.). De la Finca is now in the $35-40 range. The...
by Max S.
October 27th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20

Raventós i Blanc Cava De La Finca (the last one I had was 2014) Patrick Piuze Méthode Traditionnelle non dosé The Cava above also gets better with age. The Patrick Piuze is pretty much as dry as they come so it's a great mixer as well (mimosa, kir, etc.). De la Finca is now in the $35-40 range. The...
by Max S.
October 26th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?

Thanks, Max! Funny you say that about construction. I'm finding some odd problems with our newish house that seem pretty basic like the way some of the doors were hung... will keep my eyes open. I agree with you on Applejack. They have kept me supplied with Chianti during the transition. I'll defin...
by Max S.
October 26th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to defrost ice build up on Artevino III dual zone wine fridge
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: How to defrost ice build up on Artevino III dual zone wine fridge

Is it more like ice or like hard, packed snow?
by Max S.
October 26th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Champagne under $40
Replies: 88
Views: 3674

Re: Best Champagne under $40

Josh Grossman wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 5:44 am
My house champagne is Ployez Jacquemart.
Just got a bottle, excited to try it!

My go-to is Aubry.
by Max S.
October 26th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let`s talk Scheurebe!
Replies: 31
Views: 988

Re: Let`s talk Scheurebe!

Just spoke to a knowledgeable sales guy at my wine shop. His take on Scheurebe (discussing Muller Catoir and in general) is its best young and loses its luster or what makes it special as it ages. Any thoughts?
by Max S.
October 25th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 302
Views: 18287

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Antonio_G wrote:
October 25th, 2020, 7:58 pm
If i may -
Why are these being opened now? shortly after bottling and having just endured those friendly trucks tossing them around? Am I an idiot for waiting a few weeks after transportation before I open anything let alone freshly bottled juice?
I'm giving it a month from receipt
by Max S.
October 25th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 108
Views: 9214

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

Thats a hard no for me. I've looked at purchasing from them several times, but ill pay a higher price for decent customer service.
by Max S.
October 24th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Epic wine day!
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Epic wine day!

You lucky dog you. I've been put in wine jail for the foreseeable future. You need to talk to one of the attorneys on the board. I’m sure with proper representation you could have had it knocked down to wine buying probation before judgment. I don't know, this judge has a knack for giving the maxim...
by Max S.
October 24th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?

Welcome to Denver! Just be careful with whoever you end up using, there are a lot of people who say they know what they're doing and they really don't. That goes for construction in general.

Also, the Vineyard wine shop is a great spot, Applejack might have the best selection.
by Max S.
October 24th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6632
Views: 391107

Re: de Negoce offer

I don't think this is a Maison Ilan, Premier Cru or you name the previous scam situation at all. I have friends who have received their cases at least up through #17. Do you have any evidence to the contrary you can point to? Otherwise, this is crazy speculation. 2/3 of mine are here through #21
by Max S.
October 23rd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Epic wine day!
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Epic wine day!

You lucky dog you. I've been put in wine jail for the foreseeable future.
by Max S.
October 23rd, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 284
Views: 16836

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

alan weinberg wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 5:34 pm
Does KNOCKKNOCK50 work?
This guy asks the right questions
by Max S.
October 23rd, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 67
Views: 3948

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 10:51 am
Michael and Markus just sold me on two sample bottles of Ariana Occhipinti LOL. Let's see if you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Spoiler alert: you're gonna have a good time!
by Max S.
October 21st, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Legendary QPR Wine from each Major European Region
Replies: 92
Views: 4398

Re: The Legendary QPR Wine from each Major European Region

LdH T - Lopez de heredia, tondonia
P WS K -
PdB B - produttori del Barbaresco, Barbaresco
SM - Sociando?
PYCM BB (Credit: Michael C) - pierre yves colin morey, Bourgogne blanc
by Max S.
October 21st, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6632
Views: 391107

Re: de Negoce offer

Note: OG 20 label states 14.5% alcohol although Cam said it was 15.9%. Wow, that's a HUGE error in the offer text. Probably a lot of people passed on N.20 because of the ABV. Somebody who knows how to search COLA, can you check the listed ABV for OG N.20? Registered label says 14.5% Thank God, the ...
by Max S.
October 21st, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Legendary QPR Wine from each Major European Region
Replies: 92
Views: 4398

Re: The Legendary QPR Wine from each Major European Regions

I get the feeling Taittinger isn't on this list anymore..
by Max S.
October 21st, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Solid entry-level priced Rieslings
Replies: 67
Views: 2957

Re: Solid entry-level priced Rieslings

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 4:16 pm
Donnhoff Estate Riesling
My man! This for days. I didn't believe David B, but he was right. This bottle knocks it out if the park. Effectively the same value imo as the Secateurs Chenin Blanc.
by Max S.
October 21st, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 302
Views: 18287

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I'm holding on popping any of these for 1 month so no chance of travel shock and I can give them a fair shake. The nice thing is, even if they suck my fiance will love them neener
by Max S.
October 20th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you order?
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: What would you order?

I was going to say 2017 Huet Le Mont Sec, which works if its chicken or fish. Cristom Mt Jefferson might work, not sure itll be light enough for veg. Its been a while since I had it. I'm assuming no half bottles.

FYI I consider myself a wine novice, but still think Huet is your best bang for buck.
by Max S.
October 20th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley this Thanksgiving?
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: Willamette Valley this Thanksgiving?

Jim Anderson wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Not sure what we’re doing.
Vincent Fritzsche wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Currently I'm offering tasting by appointment now that I have more time as harvest gets closer to wrapping up.
I cant speak highly enough of our experience with Vincent and Jim's team - hopefully they're able to accommodate!
by Max S.
October 20th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 302
Views: 18287

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

[truce.gif] I just think it's interesting that even the tasting notes on this thread are value-focused. Generally speaking, most other tasting notes on this site do not mention purchase price, perceived value, or winery "sticker price". I disagree. While they may not explicitly include value its imp...
by Max S.
October 18th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6632
Views: 391107

Re: de Negoce offer

I’m interested in your views on ”bottle shock” and how long it really does last. Below is a slide from Prof. Andrew Waterhouse at UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology as part of the course VIT-251. Bottle Shock.png Waterhouse is one of America’s leading wine chemists, author of “Understan...
by Max S.
October 18th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3174

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

Dale Bowers wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Also, what would the weight be on the bottom of an 18' rack???
Good call, will definitely need additional support along the way... but that HVAC is a dealbreaker for me.
by Max S.
October 18th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 277807

Re: Official Costco Thread

Len Stevens wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Someone convince me to snag the last 4 bottles of Valdicava BdM, 2015 for $99.99 at my local sore...been staring at it for 3 months!
You better buy it before I figure out where you are and buy it myself...
by Max S.
October 18th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wines you’re not interested in drinking?
Replies: 28
Views: 1637

Re: What do you do with wines you’re not interested in drinking?

Hell ill give you 25 cents on the dollar and pay for shipping if its something I want. I'm sure there are plenty in commerce corner that would go higher than that. It may be worth putting up a list. Of course, you may get significantly more satisfaction out of auctioning them for a charity you suppo...
by Max S.
October 17th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne?
Replies: 32
Views: 1471

Re: Champagne?

If you like Bérêche a lot, I would infer that you appreciate barrel fermented but still quite acid-driven, incisive styles of Champagne. It makes sense that you also enjoy Aubry. Something a bit more powerful and vinous while remaining very incisive would be Ulysse Collin's Les Pierrières. But if y...
by Max S.
October 17th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne?
Replies: 32
Views: 1471

Re: Champagne?

Can I just suggest that you’d be better served buying 3 bottles of some decent every day champagne like J Dhondt, Camille Saves or _____ than putting buying a single $130 bottle. Champagne should be an everyday wine. Should???????????????? Champagne, like every other wines, should be what one wants...
by Max S.
October 16th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne?
Replies: 32
Views: 1471

Re: Champagne?

K N Haque wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 7:57 pm
If you love Bereche NV, why not move up the lineup into the vintage bottlings? The Reflet d'Antan is in your price range, as are the Premier Crus.
That makes way too much sense, get the heck outta here.
by Max S.
October 16th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne?
Replies: 32
Views: 1471

Re: Champagne?

Don't buy half bottles for long term aging! Cuvée Louis is a pretty oxidized style which I would also be cautious with long term aging. For my money, I'd go with the 2013 Pierre Peters Les Chetillions which can be enjoyed in the relatively short term, but will certainly go the distance for you. I'm...
by Max S.
October 16th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne?
Replies: 32
Views: 1471

Champagne?

Champagne is a tough one for me because I love it and its also often out of my price range. I've found a decent bottle of bubbles in the $20 range for less than special occasions, but would like to buy a 2-3 bottles per year in the $100-150 range. One to hold for 10-20 years and one or two to drink....
by Max S.
October 16th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3917
Views: 401589

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Anyone have any idea on the Champagne?
by Max S.
October 15th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1100

Re: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?

It might be worth considering fewer bottles for more $$$. Also, vintage port isn't going to be under 20. If you were thinking of 2 cases, why not one case? Also, consider Madeira. Dont know much about it except its generally a decent value. Tomas Costa (think i got that right) may be worth tracking...
by Max S.
October 14th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1100

Re: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?

It might be worth considering fewer bottles for more $$$. Also, vintage port isn't going to be under 20. If you were thinking of 2 cases, why not one case? Also, consider Madeira. Dont know much about it except its generally a decent value. Tomas Costa (think i got that right) may be worth tracking ...
by Max S.
October 14th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024
Replies: 23
Views: 1763

Re: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024

Consider 2nd wines like Baron de Brane. They drink better earlier in many cases.
by Max S.
October 12th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482505

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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cjsadler wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Max S. wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Donhoff Estate Riesling - very close behind the Secateurs Chenin for best value white wine I've had
2019 vintage?
2018
by Max S.
October 12th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482505

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Donhoff Estate Riesling - very close behind the Secateurs Chenin for best value white wine I've had
by Max S.
October 12th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Riesling Recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 3333

Re: German Riesling Recommendations

If you are trying to stay around $20, I have to recommend the Dönnhoff Estate Riesling. It’s been a regular case purchase for me since 1996, and never fails to provide pleasure. It also ages for 10 years or more (I am currently finishing my 2008-2012 cases with great happiness). In the last few yea...
by Max S.
October 12th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4604

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

I think production costs are higher in the USA at least. Also, how much land/how many wineries have the added cost of being financed here versus owned in the same family for 100 years in the old world?
by Max S.
October 11th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 302
Views: 18287

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Michael Martin wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 8:27 pm
If you are getting a $50 bottle of wine at a restaurant for $100, keep going there. Most others offer $30 bottles at $100.
There's really no consistency, realistically most are probably $40/bottle on average.
by Max S.
October 11th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 302
Views: 18287

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

newhere I decanted a bottle of #21 this afternoon. The oak really stood out, as did berry and cherry. I like the tannic character - not too much. Most of the high price (over $100) wine we purchase is at restaurants. I don’t cellar wine, except vintage port and a few champagnes, so I’m hoping this ...

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