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by Luca Giupponi
February 24th, 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 13813

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

seanr wrote: February 24th, 2021, 10:14 am
Luca Giupponi wrote: February 24th, 2021, 9:20 am Rosé is not on today's first come-first serve allocation. How sad.
Bummer - they did mention in the podcast it was more limited this year.......
Was able to find some on WS [cheers.gif]
by Luca Giupponi
February 24th, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 13813

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

Rosé is not on today's first come-first serve allocation. How sad.
by Luca Giupponi
February 23rd, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top five German wine producers
Replies: 102
Views: 2432

Re: Your top five German wine producers

For someone like me who’s just getting into riesling, this is a fascinating thread! What are your top online retailers you source from? It’s hard for me to find anything decent in mid Michigan. I apologize if this is thread drift.
by Luca Giupponi
February 23rd, 2021, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 2956

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

TimF wrote: February 23rd, 2021, 6:21 am 2018 Pertinace Barbera D’Alba. $10.99 at Costco.
+1 - went back for a case of this!

Also the recently released 2018 Kirkland Sonoma OVZ is great at $9.99.
by Luca Giupponi
February 22nd, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 180
Views: 9538

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Just got my signup bonus!! Sadly all the Hanzell got swept up by those of you who were faster than me....
by Luca Giupponi
February 22nd, 2021, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 2956

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

2018 Qupe Syrah Central Coast - $0.00 shipped!
[snort.gif]
by Luca Giupponi
February 19th, 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 13813

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

I only signed up this year so I haven't gotten my offer yet. Reading this thread is driving me nuts! Save me some rosé please....
by Luca Giupponi
February 17th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 861
Views: 93141

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Just opened a #16 Sauvignon Blanc. I’m going against the grain on this one and say it tastes like a $12 Costco wine. Not bad for a daily drinker but nothing special about it. Would not buy again and would definitely not buy a case based on my first bottle. I had a $30 Massican SB at thanksgiving th...
by Luca Giupponi
February 17th, 2021, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Claudine Wines (private label / negociant) discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2351

Re: Claudine Wines (private label / negociant) discussion

Pat P wrote: February 17th, 2021, 6:03 am I went for the 2007 Syrah, sounds like it should be special. The $50 off $179 made it a no brainer for me.
Was this a targeted offer you received?
by Luca Giupponi
February 15th, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2709
Views: 322845

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

Andre M wrote: February 15th, 2021, 10:11 am Krug 168 is back in stock in WineAccess
Either it’s already out of stock or those served by the NY warehouse are second class citizens.
by Luca Giupponi
February 15th, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Best Online wine stores , that deliver throughout USA
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Best Online wine stores , that deliver throughout USA

I’ve had a really good experience (over multiple orders) with Empire Wine in NY. Great website and generally competitive prices. Depending on what you’re into, they may or may not have a good selection but in general it’s better than most.
by Luca Giupponi
February 12th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 160
Views: 6322

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

Just got mine too! Everything looks just fine. It ended up being a relatively fast shipment (less than 3 days to Michigan) and it beat the extreme temps we are expecting this weekend. Curious to see what will happen to those who are expecting their shipments on Monday or Tuesday.
by Luca Giupponi
February 11th, 2021, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures
Replies: 61
Views: 3364

Re: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures

Dan Sch wrote: February 11th, 2021, 12:28 pm Sorry if I am being dense here, but were these frozen wines shipped in styrofoam? The top and bottom description makes me assume they weren’t.
No, pulp shippers.
by Luca Giupponi
February 11th, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 160
Views: 6322

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

Sorry everyone I realize now I should have clarified that we had requested the wine not to ship to the cold states but unfortunately that was not done by our shipping company. I left that out yesterday evening so as not to seem that we were trying to shift the blame. Ultimately it is our responsibi...
by Luca Giupponi
February 10th, 2021, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures
Replies: 61
Views: 3364

Re: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures

MikeL238 wrote: February 10th, 2021, 11:16 am Oh wow...where are you guys located where the temperature was so low to pop the cork up like that?!
I’m in Lansing, MI. Temperatures en route (e.g. Nebraska, the Dakotas) went into the negative single digits in the last week.
by Luca Giupponi
February 10th, 2021, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Franny Beck Pinot Noir En noir et blanc - UNCANNY VALLEY!
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: TN: 2018 Franny Beck Pinot Noir En noir et blanc - UNCANNY VALLEY!

I loved the Mission so now I'm very excited I got some of this on BD!
by Luca Giupponi
February 10th, 2021, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines 2021 Spring Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Desire Lines 2021 Spring Release

You won’t be disappointed. Desire Lines makes up the biggest chunk of my cellar. Wow, that's a great endorsement. Would you say these wines are be ready to go right now or do they need aging? I'm assuming the former for the winds of change and the latter for the Griffin's Lair. No clue for the Ries...
by Luca Giupponi
February 9th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines 2021 Spring Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Desire Lines 2021 Spring Release

In for Griffins Lair, Winds of Change, and the Riesling (which I also wishlisted). I've never had anything from this producer so thanks everyone for the recommendations!
by Luca Giupponi
February 9th, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures
Replies: 61
Views: 3364

Re: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures

Update: it seemed to be an issue with UPS not honoring the shipper's request to hold until the weather changed. To his credit, the sender (Ian Burrows of AEREA Vintners) was incredibly fast in getting back to me and very gracious, offering to replace the bottles no questions asked. Amazing customer ...
by Luca Giupponi
February 9th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures
Replies: 61
Views: 3364

Re: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures

I was very surprised to see my first BD purchase show up on my doorstep during the coldest week of the year. Sadly, three of the six bottles had corks that got almost pushed out the bottle (we’ve been in the single digits all week, with negative lows at times). Of the remaining three bottles, two we...
by Luca Giupponi
February 9th, 2021, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2267
Views: 316433

Re: Official Costco Thread

Kirkland OVZ finally in stock, label looks awfully similar to Bedrock. Picked up some bottles for my father (he enjoyed the ‘18), will report back. I saw this post yesterday and I happened to swing by Costco later in the day. I saw this and picked up one. Both me and my wife really enjoyed it. It’s...
by Luca Giupponi
February 8th, 2021, 4:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *EXTENDED* Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer - all the new 2019's!
Replies: 88
Views: 4572

Re: *EXTENDED* Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer - all the new 2019's!

I wanted to give an update to everyone: I was all lined up for bottling this weekend when the bottling truck broke down. The spouts were leaking wine onto the bottles, which is no good when you have white labels like I do. He tried to take the worst offenders out of action, but the remaining spouts...
by Luca Giupponi
February 8th, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8611
Views: 644234

Re: de Negoce offer

None of the whites on the Tablas Creek website are the exact same blend but a number of that are pretty close. This could be a "custom" blend to get rid of some of the excess juice.

https://tablascreek.com/wines/color/white
by Luca Giupponi
February 7th, 2021, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8611
Views: 644234

Re: de Negoce offer

larry schaffer wrote: February 7th, 2021, 7:23 am Carignane is still available - I would be tempted to purchase but just don't do full cases, regardless of price. Hoping to try this one and compare to the others I've had - and to the one that I produce as well . . .

Cheers
I’ll swap you some for some of your rosé [snort.gif]
by Luca Giupponi
February 6th, 2021, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8611
Views: 644234

Re: de Negoce offer

larry schaffer wrote: February 6th, 2021, 1:18 pm 32 months in oak for Carignane? Kinda crazy . . . And I too love the variety as well!!

Cheers
Do we have any info on whether if it’s new oak or otherwise? (And by “we” I mean Cam who’s always lurking on here).
by Luca Giupponi
February 3rd, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2709
Views: 322845

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

Zachy's has an online coupon for 30 off 100 on in-stock items (sorry, 2008 CDC does not apply). Code ZWINTER30 Combine with an Amex 30 off 150 and you have yourself a deal Funny you point this out because I was right there with you but then got hit with $50+ shipping. Basically eats up the entire &...
by Luca Giupponi
February 2nd, 2021, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75
Replies: 49
Views: 2821

Re: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75

Rodrigo B wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 6:06 pm
Luca Giupponi wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 6:03 pm
Rodrigo B wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 5:53 pm I know it's only February, but that's gotta be a top contender for wine deal of the year
Was Qupe Bien Nacido the deal of 2020? [snort.gif] [truce.gif]
I think it depends on which cuvee you got on that one neener
[rofl.gif]

If 2020 were a wine deal, it would be the Qupe deal.
by Luca Giupponi
February 2nd, 2021, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75
Replies: 49
Views: 2821

Re: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75

Rodrigo B wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 5:53 pm I know it's only February, but that's gotta be a top contender for wine deal of the year
Was Qupe Bien Nacido the deal of 2020? [snort.gif] [truce.gif]
by Luca Giupponi
February 2nd, 2021, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community
Replies: 207
Views: 8307

Re: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community

But, in my opinion, we should be intentional about branching out geographically. I don't mind sending my wine dollars to OR and CA as that is where my palate is. It would be nice for other parts of the country (Finger Lakes wine, Midwestern cheese, etc.) to join in. 100% agree. I’ve been drinking W...
by Luca Giupponi
February 2nd, 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75
Replies: 49
Views: 2821

Re: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75

They sent out an email earlier this afternoon saying it was sold out.
by Luca Giupponi
February 2nd, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75
Replies: 49
Views: 2821

Re: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75

Mel Hill wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 1:34 pm Let's hope they don't go all Groupon Qupé on us!
That's literally the same thing I thought as I was about to hit purchase. But I went ahead anyway. It made for a good story and some free wine.
by Luca Giupponi
February 2nd, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75
Replies: 49
Views: 2821

Re: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75

This is crazy. Thanks for sharing!
by Luca Giupponi
January 31st, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community
Replies: 207
Views: 8307

Re: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community

Anton D wrote: January 31st, 2021, 12:52 pm Perhaps mini amuse bouche pop up days here and then would be fun. Not a big thing, but a few places pooping in...
+1

Although technically nobody is stopping folks from doing this already, correct?
by Luca Giupponi
January 31st, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass *2/22/21 Shipping Data, bottom of 1st post*
Replies: 191
Views: 11077

Re: Grassl Glass

I totally missed the part about being able to use Grand Reserve points on this BD offer, until I just saw Matthew mention it in the GR thread. I love my Grassls and was planning on using some of my GR sign-up bonus on more. Thrilled to be able to do so at the BD price, assuming it’s not too late. O...
by Luca Giupponi
January 31st, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community
Replies: 207
Views: 8307

Re: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community

I don’t know whether this has been discussed before, but I’m surprised the offers are largely, if not entirely, from the west coast. It would be great to have more regions featured. Finger lakes Riesling, anyone?
by Luca Giupponi
January 31st, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8611
Views: 644234

Re: de Negoce offer

In for a case even though a bought a ton of Oregon chard on BD. This seems like one of the better dN offers so it’s hard to pass.
by Luca Giupponi
January 29th, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community
Replies: 207
Views: 8307

Re: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community

perhaps something like a Shopify store format instead, sortable, etc. I do have experience with Shopify’s platform, but the only issue that an e-commerce platform forces the transactions often to run through that platform itself, which I cannot do without a license, obviously. I guess each listing ...
by Luca Giupponi
January 28th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Claudine Wines (private label / negociant) discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2351

Re: Claudine Wines (private label / negociant) discussion

I have not tried any WA yet, and only one DN (#16 sauv blanc), but I can tell you that the Claudine wines I've had so far have been amazing. The 2016 Syrah I opened was good after a good decant (I will lay the others down for a few years) although to be fair it was a bit heavy on the oak for my tast...
by Luca Giupponi
January 28th, 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!
Replies: 69
Views: 3970

Re: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!

I did some quick math and it's official, I will need to order more storage to accommodate all this wine.
by Luca Giupponi
January 27th, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: **EXTENDED Through 02/01** Aerea Vintners BD12 Offers (Willamette Valley Gamay/Pinot/Passetoutgrain)
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

Re: Aerea Vintners BD12 Offers (Willamette Valley Gamay/Pinot/Passetoutgrain)

I’m in for a Pure Gamay Mix Six Pack.

Told myself I was done but I had to come back to get some of these wine. They sound right up my alley and I can’t wait to try them!

Email on its way.
by Luca Giupponi
January 27th, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *EXTENDED* Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer - all the new 2019's!
Replies: 88
Views: 4572

Re: Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer - all the new 2019's!

I do have to say I was fully expecting a case deal for your bone dry Riesling 😄
by Luca Giupponi
January 27th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Rosé all day! stars & dust - NEW project from Nikki formerly of Liquid Farm!
Replies: 149
Views: 3981

Re: Rosé all day! stars & dust - NEW project from Nikki formerly of Liquid Farm!

Sign me up for a Bowie! This sounds fun. I bought 5 cases today and no rosé. Thanks for rescuing me.
by Luca Giupponi
January 27th, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 180
Views: 9538

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Luca Giupponi wrote: January 27th, 2021, 10:04 am Quick question. A Grand Reserve Partner purchase from yesterday just posted on my account and it's giving me 5x points rather than 8x. Do these perks kick in after BD is over?
Nevermind - I see that those extra points are added in the Rewards page. Should have looked more closely!
by Luca Giupponi
January 27th, 2021, 10:04 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 180
Views: 9538

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Quick question. A Grand Reserve Partner purchase from yesterday just posted on my account and it's giving me 5x points rather than 8x. Do these perks kick in after BD is over?
by Luca Giupponi
January 27th, 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers
Replies: 51
Views: 2171

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers

In for a BD#4! I've been looking forward to trying your wines for quite a while now.
by Luca Giupponi
January 27th, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6
Replies: 145
Views: 6694

Re: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6

Just ordered a “Wouldn’t It Be Called a Fanny Pack” Pack. I resisted yesterday but capitulated today [cheers.gif]

First time trying your wines, I can't wait!
by Luca Giupponi
January 26th, 2021, 10:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *EXTENDED* Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer - all the new 2019's!
Replies: 88
Views: 4572

Re: Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer!

Order placed! Adam's wines were at the top of my list for today and they should be on yours, too.

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