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by Vince L.
June 5th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - Check first post for live draw information - (DONATION CAP $60,000 REACHED!!)
Replies: 228
Views: 8788

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - Check first post for live draw information - (DONATION CAP $60,000 REACHED!!)

Thanks Mark that makes sense.

My only experience with random.org is more of a lottery. 1 - 10 and it picks a number in between those numbers lol. Now everything makes sense. :)
by Vince L.
June 5th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - Check first post for live draw information - (DONATION CAP $60,000 REACHED!!)
Replies: 228
Views: 8788

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund - (Currently at $55828 in donations, CAPPING AT $60,000)

RAFFLE NOTE 2) Also I wasn't expecting the number of bottles being donated and the same system only handles 30 rounds. Right now we have over 30 bottles donated. So in lieu of running each individual one for excitement purposes (and having to manually remove a winner from the pool), the fifth draw ...
by Vince L.
June 4th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7764
Views: 501996

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

Evening Land Brasserie 19 Chardonnay Eola Amity Hills 2016 for $16. "Is this the same wine as the 93-pointer Evening Land Seven Springs ‘16 Chardonnay but with a different label? We don’t know" is some very Rimmerman-like text. Anyone know the back story here? I'd seen this advertised by Vinopolis ...
by Vince L.
June 3rd, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7764
Views: 501996

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

YES Finally got notice that Marathon got picked up after the label being printed since last week. Trying this FedEx Hold @ Retail option ... I choose FedEx Store vs Walgreens...
by Vince L.
June 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 164
Views: 9222

Re: de Negoce offer

Nick F. wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 8:15 pm
What were the specs on it?
Carlton McCrindle wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 8:03 pm
Sold out before I received the email. Congrats to Cam!
I don't think it was actually offered yet. It was just a url that came up.

No Specs or bottle picture or anything.
by Vince L.
June 3rd, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 164
Views: 9222

Re: de Negoce offer

Looks like #10 will be a Napa Valley Rose for $9/Bottle :)

https://www.denegoce.com/products/og-n- ... alley-rose
by Vince L.
June 3rd, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7764
Views: 501996

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

This thread and linked article from Tablas helped me understand it a bit more.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=170130
by Vince L.
June 3rd, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7764
Views: 501996

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

Troy Stark wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Until I see an offer from de Negoce under 15% ABV, we'll be passing on those wines. [bleh.gif]
There's been 3 :). 2 CS and one PN
by Vince L.
June 3rd, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 147
Views: 4361

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

This is me too. My wine interests/tastes are far too varied to commit to significant quantities of one wine. I typically buy 2-3 bottles of a wine, and if it's something I really love, I might buy 4-8 bottles (or even a case on very rare occasions where I find a truly great wine for a price I can't...
by Vince L.
June 3rd, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7764
Views: 501996

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

Wouldn't de negoce at ~$10 a bottle be a better house wine. 4 bottles vs a case for the same price ...

De negoce has completely distorted what I think a house / party / IDGAF wine should be and cost. Until or course we taste the ones we bought and they're complete 💩
by Vince L.
June 2nd, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3728
Views: 368968

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

Did anyone pickup the any of Memorial Day Brunello? They all say arrived; I ordered #2 & #3 but probably won't get a full case to ship till next the Fall or next Spring
by Vince L.
June 2nd, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com
Replies: 75
Views: 6979

Re: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com

Credit card dispute still not closed, so this goes on. This outfit is an outright scam and the level of which - is a little bit scary. Luckly im out $500, which likely will be taken care of by my bank. As it should be. From here - I am making it my mission to expose these assholes. 145 BBB complain...
by Vince L.
June 2nd, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 703
Views: 61506

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Why cancel? there isn't an AF on that card. Makes no sense to piss Amex off.
by Vince L.
June 1st, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 703
Views: 61506

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Well that's interesting. WA just sent me an email with a $30 off $100 Promo. I had some things in the cart & some referral credits + Amex Credit so I bought some things that wont get here till October :) My referral link is here for those who are interested in $50 credit. http://share.wineaccess.com...
by Vince L.
June 1st, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1078
Views: 59488

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Hmm not really. I went there for lunch but I guess depends on what you define as breakfast. They have rice porridge and eggs but that doesn't mean we eat that for breakfast only.
by Vince L.
May 31st, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1078
Views: 59488

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Thanks for posting, Vince. And you and I are in the same boat, with me about as south in Torrance as one can go. Embarrassment of Japanese riches in my area, though. Have not yet found an excellent Thai spot near us, but still looking! Where are you located? Best place near us is Bowl Thai - https:...
by Vince L.
May 29th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 164
Views: 9222

Re: de Negoce offer

Most of the other offers have not yet been released from the original wineries, so it was nearly impossible to figure them out. Soon enough, we’ll know where they came from but the wine has already been sold...Should be fun to learn what we bought and at these prices, there will be no dissatisfacti...
by Vince L.
May 29th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 164
Views: 9222

Re: de Negoce offer

Could be:

Rasi 2017 Rancho La Vina Pinot Noir

https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/ra ... ls-310688/

Price & ABV match up.
by Vince L.
May 29th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 164
Views: 9222

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Andre M wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Walt Pinot maybe? Has the same score and price as mentioned in the offer.
Can't find alcohol % for Walt anywhere.
14.9 for the 2018 & 2017 it appears from zooming in on the labels
by Vince L.
May 29th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 164
Views: 9222

Re: de Negoce offer

Woah 14.5% ABV. I like Sta Rita Hills Pinots but not that hot.
by Vince L.
May 28th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 164
Views: 9222

Re: de Negoce offer

I think he mentioned that since they are bottling next week, you should plan to hold for a couple months before drinking. Or have them hold it through the summer.
by Vince L.
May 28th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 164
Views: 9222

Re: de Negoce offer

Thus far I have purchased the first offering, the merlot, and the most recent offering. I'm really looking forward to the Pinot offering. may purchase 2 cases. I may have missed it...has Cameron provided any details on the Pinot? His latest email just mentioned that for those who aren't keen on CS ...
by Vince L.
May 28th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7764
Views: 501996

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

Mine got updated with FedEx tracking number lol
by Vince L.
May 28th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Customer service with wineaccess
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: Customer service with wineaccess

I emailed them about a wine I had in my cart but subsequently sold out. I asked if they could find one more bottle for me and what you know I got an auto generate order with the bottle I requested.

Top top notch
by Vince L.
May 27th, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 125
Views: 4214

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

I'd put in a vote for Chanin. He paints the artwork himself. Was about to put in a vote for Chanin. I’m partial to the landscape labels (eg the two you posted), but the actual art ones are pretty unique. His new one for the 18 Bien Nacido is very pretty imo. I havent seen pics of it on the actual b...
by Vince L.
May 27th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 125
Views: 4214

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

I'd put in a vote for Chanin. He paints the artwork himself. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/vinespring-public/products/52ebd09c7c081c0cdc58c82c/Chanin.PinotNoir.2016.BienNacido.Front.LoRes.png https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/vinespring-public/products/52ebd09c7c081c0cdc58c82c/Chanin.Chardonna...
by Vince L.
May 27th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7764
Views: 501996

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

For those of us in California, this is what I got when I emailed them the status of the Marathon orders and the arrival of summer. Sorry for the delayed response. Good news we should be getting most of our team back so we hope to catch up overall very soon. California orders are being packed over th...
by Vince L.
May 26th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com
Replies: 75
Views: 6979

Re: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com

Can you explain, Victor? That is honestly the debacle I am in here. I also am holed up in a condo in chicago during covid and do not have ability actually rebox and ship. Any help here is certainly appreciated. should also be noted the box came with no packing slip to prove what was inside. I am ve...
by Vince L.
May 25th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1078
Views: 59488

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I don't think there's a reason to go to either Los Angeles. There's one reason for us to goto Panda. Orange Chicken =) Nothing comes close. New Moon does a pretty good orange chicken. I've had the "Orange Chicken" at New Moon Cafe in DTLA ... its ok but it doesn't hit the spot like Panda does.
by Vince L.
May 25th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 122
Views: 27044

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Wow right next to a bed?

Doesnt the heat dissipate from the rear/sides? Also must be pretty darn quiet.
by Vince L.
May 25th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5561

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

and thanks Vincent for the referral link. My first of several 2017 Frog's Leap purchases. I ended up using the referral link and Amex offer to get 3 bottles of Teeter Totter Cab for $95. Great price on some Benoit Touquette wines. Thanks everyone for using my referral link champagne.gif I too grabb...
by Vince L.
May 25th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1078
Views: 59488

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

J. Rock wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 11:05 am
PF Chang's isn't going to wow you, but it's WAY better than Panda Express (which I admittedly haven't had for a couple of decade or so).
Let's agree to disagree :)
by Vince L.
May 24th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1078
Views: 59488

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Isn't that P.F. Chang & Pei Wei? Both are shit imo. It's either you get the real stuff or you go for the Chow Mein / Orange Chicken. I suppose you're right. Never tried either, actually. I only had PF Chang at LAX when it was part of Priority Pass lol. I think I tried PW once when I saw a slick dea...
by Vince L.
May 24th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1745

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Wow I guess do i kinda sound like an entitled consumer. I get it that things are backed up, when things are delayed and not on delivery truck and take a few days to get here I get it. I guess what frustrates me the most is when tracking shows they were either in my complex and lied or supposed to sh...
by Vince L.
May 24th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1078
Views: 59488

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Adam Frisch wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 8:53 pm

Surely, there must be a market for an upmarket chain that does Chow Mein, Orange Chicken and other comfort stuff well?
Isn't that P.F. Chang & Pei Wei? Both are shit imo. It's either you get the real stuff or you go for the Chow Mein / Orange Chicken.
by Vince L.
May 24th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 58
Views: 3502

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

Mark Maddox wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Is there anywhere in the country that you can ship to every month? Even quarterly doesn’t work for Houston, would need 2 per year, November and April (latest).
I would say if you were local in the Pac NW you might be able to.
by Vince L.
May 24th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1745

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Thanks =) For those who are interested here's a webpage that talks about it: https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/onsite/walgreens-package-pickup.html UPS & CVS partnered in 7/2019 as well. https://pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/ContentDetailsViewer.page?ConceptType=PressReleases&id=1563911285461-478 B...
by Vince L.
May 24th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1745

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

I never knew you could reroute delivery to drug stores. I understand ups/FedEx stores but that's news to me. I tried ups my choice after the first failed attempt and it wouldn't let me do anything cuz no delivery attempt happened yet. I can now reroute only to the UPS distro hub which according to ...
by Vince L.
May 24th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1745

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

After many fake "attempted to deliver" by Fedex, now I only ship wines to my local Walgreens FedEx pickup location. If a shop uses UPS, I ask them to ship with FedEx. Now I have 0 problems with delivery and I am not stuck at home waiting for my packages. +1 How do you set that up. I went into deliv...
by Vince L.
May 24th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1745

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

I never knew you could reroute delivery to drug stores. I understand ups/FedEx stores but that's news to me. I tried ups my choice after the first failed attempt and it wouldn't let me do anything cuz no delivery attempt happened yet. I can now reroute only to the UPS distro hub which according to G...
by Vince L.
May 23rd, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1745

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Thanks for the replies. I'm just extremely frustrated with them as I've been waiting and each day UPS My Home delivery says 10:45am to 12:45pm so I stay home and wait. If I miss a delivery or get a bogus attempt I always schedule a pickup at the depot the next day. Not sure what you can do at this p...
by Vince L.
May 23rd, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1745

UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Hi So I ordered a 3pk of Ceritas Chard last Sunday. It shipped out via UPS Tuesday Night with an expected arrival of Thursday. Thursday was a no show/delivery attempt as well as Friday. Today UPS states that a delivery was attempted but that's complete BS cuz i've been home and I haven't seen a sing...
by Vince L.
May 23rd, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5561

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Good thing you can still get the amex offer. T&C said in one or more transactions online. yeah its up to 3 times for me. I don't mean that. A lot of Amex offer, you don't have to meet the spending limit in 1 transaction. You can do $100 transaction, and $50 transaction, and it will trigger the cred...
by Vince L.
May 23rd, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5561

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Dummy me, I messed it up. Just checked the Amex account. You are right, I would have needed to order 4 bottles to keep the amount above $150 before the Amex $50 hit. Lol. Oh well, instead of getting 4 bottles for $140, I got 3 for $130. Still a good deal, but dang, coulda had 1 more for an addition...
by Vince L.
May 23rd, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5561

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Hrm, just checked my Amex offers and I have wine.com, benchmark and vinfolio, but no wine access. Are these targeted offers? Usually they are, and also check under different cards. Only one of my card had the WA but all of them had the wine . com offer Thanks for the referral link. I just snagged 4...
by Vince L.
May 23rd, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 122
Views: 9760

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

JonathanG wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 9:59 am
Im thinking all the stagecoach wines are from the same winery.
Emails states as such I thought
by Vince L.
May 22nd, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5561

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Mike, if you are looking for prime Napa fruit made “old school” style Frogs Leap is an easy choice. That takes nothing away from your other choices, I own some of them. Tom Wine Access has them for $60 today. Use the $50 referral credit and it's 3 for $120. If you have the amex offer it's even a be...
by Vince L.
May 22nd, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5561

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Mike, if you are looking for prime Napa fruit made “old school” style Frogs Leap is an easy choice. That takes nothing away from your other choices, I own some of them. Tom Wine Access has them for $60 today. Use the $50 referral credit and it's 3 for $120. If you have the amex offer it's even a be...
by Vince L.
May 22nd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3728
Views: 368968

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

When do they reveal what their Mystery Wine is? After you've been allocated, or literally when it arrives at your doorstep? Garagiste never reveals the name. You find out when you open the box. Or someone who is local and picks up in Seattle mighty post here 1st Wow so for some that could be a year...

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