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by Andrew K.
May 29th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jason R. wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Source?
Top listing on WS. KierdorfWein. Nice people.
by Andrew K.
May 29th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

found 2015 Mongeard-Mugneret Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses at $36 and had to pick up 3 cases. they have 5 more cases if anybody is interested.
by Andrew K.
May 29th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date

I use the labels and barcode scanner to input inventory. Was a bear setting it up, but would never go back now. Pending delivery wines are added as soon as ordered (usually). Labels are printed when the bottles arrive, stuck on the bottle and scanned into bins. Only issue with inventory reconciliati...
by Andrew K.
May 29th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets

Looks like you guys will have to come to Minneapolis when the lock down is ultimately over. I've heard there's a guy with a fair amount of 2017 GC's. How about: June 9, 2021 - Minneapolis 2017 GC tasting! Sounds pretty epic. You can count on me for Faiveley and Bouchard Mont. More if we're doing re...
by Andrew K.
May 28th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 8:11 pm
you’re on this thread quite often. [wow.gif]
We can't all have stocked up on enough 90 and 99 DRC to last us until the next ice age. [thumbs-up.gif]
by Andrew K.
May 28th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus cries foul
Replies: 46
Views: 1759

Re: Caymus cries foul

They underestimate me. I can be a quality drunkard with or without food.
by Andrew K.
May 28th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16628
Views: 440054

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Emergency drinking beer tonight.
by Andrew K.
May 27th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1580

Re: 08 DP hunter

Curious for folks who bring in from UK, what is your per bottle cost door to door (and is that for your own bulk shipment or with a larger service)? Entirely depends on quantity. If you're bringing in dozens of cases a year your per bottle price is significantly lower. Unless you're looking at huge...
by Andrew K.
May 27th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 8:44 pm
only if you are 30 now.
Well at 80 I'll just have to roll the dice.
by Andrew K.
May 26th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11797
Views: 440601

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Naw, I've never bought at auction before.
by Andrew K.
May 26th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11797
Views: 440601

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1976er JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Beerenauslese

Sadly it was showing seepage, cork was soaked through and it was deep tawny. Still tasted pretty wonderful with a long finish, but not nearly what it should have been.
by Andrew K.
May 26th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 7:35 pm
18 Vogüé Musigny
Nice how many did you get? I just got a 3 pack. Hope it will be ready to drink for my 80th.
by Andrew K.
May 26th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

JLee wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Damn Andrew, you don't mess around.
What's funny is I drink red wine almost every day and rarely drink white, but it's all I've been buying recently. I guess I'm just feeling really excited about the 2014 and 2017 White Burgs based on my experience and others reviews and want to stock up.
by Andrew K.
May 26th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Was inspired by some threads here... This site is a bad influence. 12x 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 6x 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet Clos du Cailleret 6x 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet Les Ruchottes 6x 2017 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevalier 12x 2001 Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr...
by Andrew K.
May 26th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel Auction

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 10:28 am
All 6 of mine were shot from heat damage.
Ouch! How'd that happen?
by Andrew K.
May 26th, 2020, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Temperature Fluctuations In Passive Cellars
Replies: 97
Views: 6361

Re: Temperature Fluctuations In Passive Cellars

Turning off your cooler for that much time each day sounds like a bad idea. With my bottle probe I only see about 0.5 degree fluctuations in liquid temp with the unit cycling on and off as normal.
by Andrew K.
May 25th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 45
Views: 1722

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Interesting you chose to use the word "fetish"; comes across like you are offended by others' preferences.
David's just a Riesling and Selbach-Oster homer. Can't be offended when homers do what homers do. [wink.gif]
by Andrew K.
May 25th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 5:23 pm
First bottle has it for 139/pop
Ouch. I paid $45.
by Andrew K.
May 25th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets

Thanks for the TN. Looking forward to my case arriving post tariff.
by Andrew K.
May 25th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1580

Re: 08 DP hunter

Scott Jameson wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 2:50 pm
The UK price was in bond, so you need to add 20% for VAT and a few £ for duty. Pretty close to $150 ...
You don't pay VAT if you ship it out of the EU.
by Andrew K.
May 25th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 45
Views: 1722

Re: 2019 German Riesling

I was there days before the harvest and it definitely had been a tough growing season, but people felt like it was coming together nicely. Not that you can really trust the producers for an unbiased opinion, though. They are going to find something good about every vintage to encourage you to buy.
by Andrew K.
May 25th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition

You generally can't keep another currency in the same bank account. You need to open a separate GBP bank account. I have one that I opened this year to make it easier to purchase wine in the EU. Did a bunch of research and chose transferwise.com. Was easy to open online and easy to purchase GBP/EUR ...
by Andrew K.
May 25th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1580

Re: 08 DP hunter

Sure, I agree, pretty good. But the point of this thread was to compare it to the killer deal of $125/bottle in the UK.
by Andrew K.
May 25th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1580

Re: 08 DP hunter

Certainly less hassle but tax is the real killer here. 136+tax = close to 150 all in.
by Andrew K.
May 25th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers
Replies: 16
Views: 472

Re: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers

I have a bottle of the same vintage. Coravin tasted last year and thought it was quite good, floral nose, velvety palate, but tasting rather young. I'm going to give mine a little more time.
by Andrew K.
May 24th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: wine sales taxes
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: wine sales taxes

A Supreme Court decision opened the door for states to require their retailers to collect tax on out of state shipments. Some retailers have chosen to take the ruling literally and started collecting tax on out of state orders. I don't shop with those retailers. The rest still don't collect tax.
by Andrew K.
May 24th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: PM problems
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: PM problems

That do stay in there for a while. Not sure if it's until they are read or what. But that's normal.
by Andrew K.
May 23rd, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1688

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

Yeah high temps are worst for long periods. I had a bottle that sat in a warm storage room all summer. The cork pushed up and it tasted cooked to me. Others thought it tasted fine. We tried it side by side with a properly stored bottle and everyone could taste a difference, but it's not like the win...
by Andrew K.
May 23rd, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 411

TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel Auction

2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel Auction - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (5/23/2020) Light honey color. My previous note still applies: nose of butterscotch, honey, beeswax and hibiscus. Palate is rich, but crisp with apples, clover honey, toasted caramel. Finish with a l...
by Andrew K.
May 23rd, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MM Echezeaux "La Grande Complication"
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: MM Echezeaux "La Grande Complication"

kristofstevens wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 1:35 pm
I haven't tasted it but the box is way to big for just one bottle, it doesn't fit in a regular cellar space....
The bottle itself is annoyingly large a la Bernstein. It doesn't really fit in the Uline 6 pack boxes, you have to put 3 with 3 smaller bottles.
by Andrew K.
May 23rd, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Some California and Burgundy gems
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Some California and Burgundy gems

Cleaning out the cellar and making room for some new acquisitions. These are some that I oversubscribed to over the years. All purchased on release and stored in my cellar. Selling at winery direct futures price. Shipping at your cost or will ship through my FedEx account at pass through. Ownership ...
by Andrew K.
May 23rd, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

How exactly does one go about doing this? If you just want to place an order, many places will ship directly. I've done that before. If you purchase a case or two the shipping isn't too much per bottle since there's no tariff on the Champagne. Other option is you can open an in bond storage account...
by Andrew K.
May 23rd, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11797
Views: 440601

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013 Olivier Bernstein Charmes

I really like his style on both 1er and GC. Sadly, so does he and his recent release prices have gone through the roof IMO. Some decent value in the older selections, but nothing to stock up on.
by Andrew K.
May 23rd, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 Domaine de Chevalier (red)
Replies: 25
Views: 1037

Re: 1989 Domaine de Chevalier (red)

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 9:26 am
2018 got 100 points?!? Crap.

From whom?
Suckling, naturally. But I based my purchase on the 98 on CT with 7 reviews and lots of praise from other critics.

http://www.albanyvintners.com/wine/deta ... er%20Rouge
by Andrew K.
May 23rd, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 22
Views: 460

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

The same auction has a lot composed of 01 WS Auslese sitting at a much lower per bottle cost with no bids. Is there something special about the spatlese in this vintage? Or is this just some weird auction thing? Not for me. You can see my TN on all 3 here: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewt...
by Andrew K.
May 23rd, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MM Echezeaux "La Grande Complication"
Replies: 8
Views: 554

MM Echezeaux "La Grande Complication"

So I tried the 2017 MM Ech and GE and loved the GE. @Michael Ch@ng posted a comment about thinking the VV and/or GC was a better value so I decided to try 3 of the GC. I got a fact sheet from MM with my order that had some information, but it was mostly a sales sheet, not really what I was hoping to...
by Andrew K.
May 23rd, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 22
Views: 460

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

RyanC wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 7:00 pm
it's hard to say that $170/btl is unreasonable
For a Spatlese? That's quite high. Maybe for an Auslese or GK that was immaculately stored. Maybe.
by Andrew K.
May 22nd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canon 1982 is open...and corked
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Canon 1982 is open...and corked

Howard Cooper wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 6:26 pm
I still have 3 bottles of the 1982 Canon. Come to DC.
I've got 2 left. Had 1 last year and it was amazing. So sad to hear about the OP’s luck. [swearing.gif]
by Andrew K.
May 22nd, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 Domaine de Chevalier (red)
Replies: 25
Views: 1037

Re: 1989 Domaine de Chevalier (red)

Certainly a great value. I had to pick up a case of 2018 futures with all the 100 point ratings at that price point.
by Andrew K.
May 22nd, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Andrew M wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 12:27 pm
when the dollar spiked against the GBP
It's pretty much on a constant spike right now. A few cents here or there, but it hasn't been this consistently high since 1985!
by Andrew K.
May 22nd, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breezaire WKC 500 - Dimensions
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Breezaire WKC 500 - Dimensions

I've bought several used wine cabinets and will caution you about trying to replace the unit. It's usually higher cost and more trouble than it's worth. Old coolers can run fine, but the big risk is when they are sitting idle for long periods. Things tend to rot and crack and break when you start it...
by Andrew K.
May 22nd, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Vinod S. wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 11:29 am
@Andrew K: do current shipments from UK to US avoid tariff? I’m UK based but might come home at some point when tired of getting paid in GB pesos and would be nice to ship my wine back as well.
Nope. I'm holding all my EU purchases there until they expire (hopefully).
by Andrew K.
May 22nd, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 9:26 pm
was looking only USA.
Well, if you or anyone else is interested in stocking up, it's brunswickfinewines.com and they still have 80 6x75 cases at £620 per case ~= $760.
by Andrew K.
May 22nd, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 32
Views: 1535

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

ugh all this talk about big bottles ... I love big bottles.

I just got a list of 2018 Bouchard offerings.

It's hard to resist 6L of Montrachet, Chev-Monty or Chev-Monty La Cabotte... but I really don't need one! pileon
by Andrew K.
May 21st, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 8:58 pm
less than $130/bottle. Never seen that price. Wine-Searcher pro or anywhere. Amazing.
I guess it was a good deal then. Are you looking at UK offerings? I buy a lot in bond and then have it shipped here. Saves a ton on taxes and often the UK dealers have way better prices than the US.
by Andrew K.
May 21st, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

NickRut wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 8:19 pm
Cases? Damn... nice buy. You get a crazy deal for that much?
I guess I felt like it was a good enough deal to buy? It was the best price available on WS Pro. $775 per 6x75 case. What's a good price on Dom anyway? If I'm paying too much, I want a better deal!
by Andrew K.
May 21st, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13367
Views: 651855

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Opened some more 2008 Dom tonight... Bad news.

Had to buy another 10 cases.
by Andrew K.
May 21st, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 4896

Re: $225 Cab discussion

A lot of producers have been testing the theory that if you price the release at Market the waitlist will vanish. More and more the last few years prices have risen and are getting very close or are at Market. One perfect example is Harlan. Used to be a great value to be on their list and be able to...
by Andrew K.
May 21st, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Bouchard - Vosne Romanee - Aux Reignots ??
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: 2002 Bouchard - Vosne Romanee - Aux Reignots ??

Bouchard aged and bottled for LB back then including their La Romanee.

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