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by Max S.
August 3rd, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

Michael Martin wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 7:04 pm
And I will now refer to opening a bottle as de-corking.
I don't know if you're joking or not, but I do like the sound of de-corking. It rolls off the tongue...
by Max S.
August 2nd, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wines under $50?
Replies: 53
Views: 4282

Re: Best Value Wines under $50?

Below is the sheet as of 8/2/20 at 8:00 PM. Note I was aiming for actual bottles, but a few people called out general regions or producers so I added those as best I could.

EDIT 8/3/20: Updated Beau Rivage

by Max S.
August 2nd, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wines under $50?
Replies: 53
Views: 4282

Re: Best Value Wines under $50?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Max, what happened to the spreadsheet? I can't access it in Google drive anymore.
That's weird, should still be up. I'll repost tonight when I'm done updating. Sorry about that.
by Max S.
August 2nd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14206

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

AD Northup wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 8:45 pm
Really good pricing on Tempier rose today, especially the magnums. Also first time I’ve seen it offered in 375’s
Does Tempier show well young or is its value really with age?
by Max S.
August 2nd, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

I tried a bottle of No. 12 tonight, and I have to agree that the wine is not enjoyable. It's oaky, harsh, simple, and sweet - it tastes like, well, a $10 dollar wine. This was the first of the 6 cases I have bought to arrive, with the rest on summer hold. I'm hoping that the No. 12 is just a bad wi...
by Max S.
July 31st, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to look for a savory domestic Syrah
Replies: 146
Views: 8448

Re: Where to look for a savory domestic Syrah

Jake Rubash wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:09 pm
Better late than never? 🤷🏻‍♂️😅
I appreciate this.

Also, that's what she said.
by Max S.
July 31st, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Also, this kind of grinds my gears a little bit: Vranken said the very essence of champagne marketing -- as a drink quaffed at parties and weddings -- needs to be re-evaluated to reflect the new normal: Fewer festivities and a lack of celebratory group events. I understand you can get a bottle of Ch...
by Max S.
July 31st, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Hellllo cheap Champagne... they'll take their licks just like we all are, but 2021 should be a better year for everyone.
by Max S.
July 31st, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

My attitude on these releases is that they are $10-$15 daily drinkers with a fun story that hopefully are great value at these prices. If I was hoping for $100 bottles with every release I think I would probably be disappointed, but I’ve got lower expectations and hopefully will be pleasantly surpr...
by Max S.
July 31st, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14206

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Yao C wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Snagged a Marguet Shaman mag! Looking forward to burying it for a few years...
Should I reconsider not having gotten a 750?

Also, does anyone have thoughts on the 2017 (or 2018) Robert Chevillon Bourgogne Rouge? Normally I wouldn't bite, but checking CT it seems like a solid value...
by Max S.
July 31st, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Halcon 2018s
Replies: 21
Views: 968

Re: Halcon 2018s

Paul Gordon wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 10:58 am
Doug Uno wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 9:21 pm
M a x S w o m l e y wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 5:55 pm


Library please. Pretty please.
YES!!!
Doug, David, Max,

We hold back very little from previous vintages. We do have some magnums though, which we will likely offer in the fall.

Paul
Thanks Paul! May try and pick some up at retail, thought I saw some 2015s for close to 2018 price.
by Max S.
July 31st, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

Realistically some deals are going to be better than others. I figure if he says a bottle is 75 at a winery, I could probably get it at retail for 40-50, and thus its worth it at 25 all-in. The margins are going to be smaller for a cheaper wine so it may not be worth it. Buyer beware, but in general...
by Max S.
July 30th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Halcon 2018s
Replies: 21
Views: 968

Re: Halcon 2018s

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 5:49 pm
I think I have the 2018 but we may need more offers!!’
Library please. Pretty please.
by Max S.
July 30th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Halcon 2018s
Replies: 21
Views: 968

Re: Halcon 2018s

This post makes me want to visit Halcon even more.
by Max S.
July 30th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3801
Views: 378396

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

De Negoce has definitely raised the bar for me on deals for CA cabs / pinots, especially mystery stuff. Tough to pull the trigger without having reasonable confidence in who the producer is I'm with you, not that I ever went for the Garagiste mysteries based on what I've heard here. Also we apparen...
by Max S.
July 30th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

First Zin is out...
by Max S.
July 30th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3801
Views: 378396

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

This guessing game isn't nearly as fun as de Negoce's...
by Max S.
July 30th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

I just bought #15. I passed originally (as well as on #4) cause not a big Merlot guy but if I'm going to buy 1000 bottles of de Negoce to cellar off site might as well have 12 Merlot. Description is good. Thanks. Is 15 still up? I dont see ant of the old offers available. Looks like it's sold out a...
by Max S.
July 29th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

Douglas Breen wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Will definitely be looking at the Oregon and Washington offerings.
Very interested in both, I wonder how long that will take. I wonder if it going to be worked in upcoming releases or its a "I'm going to do this sometime in the future" kind of thing.
by Max S.
July 28th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The kindness of friends
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: The kindness of friends

Jim Cowan wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 7:18 pm
An evening to remember.

2018 Tibouren, Clos Cibonne Rose:
Beautiful Provenance rose; dry, flavorful and balanced. Very easy to drink.
Jim, one wine merchant described Clos Cibonne as Frances fresher version of Lopez de Heredias rose. Have you had the LdH and thoughts on that comparison?
by Max S.
July 28th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to maximize storage in a wine fridge
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: How to maximize storage in a wine fridge

Victor Hong wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 12:02 pm
JonathanG wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 11:15 am
temps in the upper section go up to 64? That sounds like a crappy product.
Heat rises, regardless of unit manufacturer.
Sure, but a 9 degree differential is pretty significant. That said, you get what you pay for - so keep the good shit on the bottom [rofl.gif]
by Max S.
July 28th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

Based on CT reviews Spring Mountain does seem right, and 94 pts WE/95 pts WS. To buy or not to buy...
by Max S.
July 27th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haskells sale on JJ Prum
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Haskells sale on JJ Prum

PSA: If this is the place in Minnesota, I bought a mixed case of back vintage Prum from them in 2015 (vintage 2004) and several were leaking, had signs of poor storage, and were quite advanced for what they should have been. If this is not the same place, please disregard, let me know, and I will p...
by Max S.
July 27th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

Damn, Washington and Oregon expansion is gonna be fun! It’s taken all my willpower to only buy one case so far but a nice looking Oregon pinot could break me. Btw every offer selling out in 24 hrs is definitely false right? Not sure why he needs to make that claim, he’s had incredible success and c...
by Max S.
July 27th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wines under $50?
Replies: 53
Views: 4282

Re: Best Value Wines under $50?

My list of great wines under $50 is super-duper-extra long. So long that sometimes I wonder why I ever spend more. Sharing is caring! I always saw $50 as kind of the point where costs were no longer a factor and the market took over, regardless of region. I'm frankly more interested in the under $3...
by Max S.
July 26th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagnes that Age
Replies: 37
Views: 1463

Re: Champagnes that Age

Check out Tarlant as well. I just ordered 2 bottles of the 2002/2003 Cuvee Louis through Lopa Wine at $70 per bottle. I first had this about a year ago and it was wonderful. Worth every penny in my opinion.
by Max S.
July 26th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sudden, severe ankle pain
Replies: 25
Views: 2021

Re: Sudden, severe ankle pain

Imagine my surprise when at the ripe age of 24, I rolled out of bed for the first time and thought I'd broken my foot...
by Max S.
July 25th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wines under $50?
Replies: 53
Views: 4282

Re: Best Value Wines under $50?

I've made this into a spreadsheet that I'll try and keep updated. I'm looking for best value wines at all price points (especially getting down under $20-25) so if you have any other thoughts, please let me know: EDIT: Updated 7/26, made it visible to anyone with link so you don't have to request ac...
by Max S.
July 25th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wines under $50?
Replies: 53
Views: 4282

Re: Best Value Wines under $50?

I usually aim for around 20, but here are some I like: -Raventos i Blanc de Nit Rose (Spanish bubbles) -Raventos i Bland de la Finca (Spanish bubbles) -Sandeman 10 yr Tawny (port) -Sandeman 20 yr Tawny (port) -Aubry Premier Cru Brut (solid Champagne imo for ~$30) -Bussola Amarone Classico -Felsina C...
by Max S.
July 24th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: De Negoce #1
Replies: 37
Views: 3711

Re: TN: De Negoce #1

Don't you all know that you are supposed exactly 2 months, 3 weeks, 4 days and 17 hours until AFTER bottling to enjoy any wine? What are you all thinking?!?!? [wow.gif] neener [snort.gif] newhere Jesus Larry, it's 2 months, 3 weeks, 4 days, 17 hours, 37 minutes, and 18 seconds. Somebody almost dran...
by Max S.
July 23rd, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

They already having a bunch of customer service issues can you imagine the mistakes that will be made if you can build custom cases? lol Sorry to nitpick, but I'd classify their issues as operational. Sounds like for the most part customer service is on point. I'd much rather them have op issues th...
by Max S.
July 22nd, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Amarone QPR
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Best Amarone QPR

Kris Patten wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 8:27 pm
M a x S w o m l e y wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 8:12 pm
I really enjoy Bussola's Amarone.
I don't drink Amarone often, next time I do, I'll look for one. Thanks for recco.
My pleasure! And from my understanding (this is the only Amarone I've ever had), this is considered more port-like in style.
by Max S.
July 22nd, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Amarone QPR
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Best Amarone QPR

I really enjoy Bussola's Amarone.
by Max S.
July 21st, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7814
Views: 510223

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

Anyone have experience with the current First Bottle offer? Looks like the bottling itself is only in its 2nd year, but more interested in the producer if anyone has any info.
WA93
Dr. Hermann Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett 2017
by Max S.
July 20th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

Syrah, damnit. Anybody know what's with the skipped numbers?
by Max S.
July 20th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 139
Views: 29142

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Well, looks like Costco isn't selling the Artevino anymore... or is just out of stock. Just saw as well. Wine enthusiast had one recently in their wine cellar outlet. Could be worth taking a look on their occasionally as you can make them an offer. I think I'm going to hold out for Costco. Really I...
by Max S.
July 18th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 6:32 pm
JonathanG wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 5:59 pm
MatthewT wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 8:05 pm


lol. i am trying to be discerning going forward. but i am a bad, bad, influence here.
I too bought only because MatthewT bought.
Now you all are just trolling me.
Out of love, not hate.
by Max S.
July 18th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 139
Views: 29142

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Well, looks like Costco isn't selling the Artevino anymore... or is just out of stock.
by Max S.
July 17th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 5:47 pm
prices keep going up...maybe he is trying to balance supply with demand! anyway i got a case.
I wasn't going to buy it, but then I saw your post and decided if MatthewT is buying... so I snuck away from the family dinner and placed an order.
by Max S.
July 17th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

The next one is here...
by Max S.
July 17th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 9568

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

You're all really too kind! I don't really know what to say, except thank you: reading this helped me get through my biannual visit to the dentist, which, as you will imagine, is no laughing matter for anyone who tastes as much Champagne as I do! I've always enjoyed participating here and I'm very ...
by Max S.
July 14th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

There is a difference between providing some details about the wines (i.e. the price and CT ratings), and posting the name of the producer. The latter I fear could cause reluctance for producers to work with De Negoce if their brand becomes associated with this model. Personally I've had a lot of f...
by Max S.
July 14th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

ATaylor wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 8:45 pm

My guess is Acumen....higher end cabs, 116 acres and organically farmed.
None of their listed bottles are over 14.2%, this is at 15.9%.
by Max S.
July 14th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

Mike R wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 8:28 pm
20's description absolutely confirms who the producer of 17 and 20 are. Retail for 17 was about $33, and 20 looks to be $59.99
I'm still in the dark.
by Max S.
July 14th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

OG N. 20 is ghost-posted now. Stumbled upon it looking for the pages for dead links on earlier releases.: OG N.20 2018 "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $216.00 This is the Reserve offering from the same producer as N.17 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet and, of course, is produced with the same Bor...
by Max S.
July 14th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Building a collection from scratch
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Building a collection from scratch

I'm looking at this, but from a lower budget level. Do you have proper storage for the wine? If not, anything outside of 5-10 years probably isn't a great idea. Do you know what kind of wine you like?
by Max S.
July 14th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

You folks are being pretty damn persnickety over $10-15 wines, just sayin’. I defended it but 1) this bottle was actually 20 with tax shipping (lol) and 2) there should be truth in advertising whether it's $1 or $1000 I'm a big fan of this venture and have said so. I'm with you in both counts. It d...
by Max S.
July 12th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14206

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Just added in a bottle of the 2002 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrieres to the case I'm putting together. Had this several months ago at a tasting with some of the guys at the wine shop I frequent most often. It was drinking very well. I believe it was available for $90+ at retail and ...
by Max S.
July 10th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

David Buck wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Mike R wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Bit on the Pinot. October is going to be... interesting when 6-7 cases show up all at once.
Same here...my first case...Wonder if any syrah on deck??
Yes, please. Thank you.
by Max S.
July 10th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1206
Views: 74878

Re: de Negoce offer

Looks like the Malbec is out, anyone have thoughts? Most of my experience with Malbec is primarily cheap, $8/glass malbec at a bar that serves 1 red and 1 white wine.

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