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by Tom Reddick
March 28th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2694

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

With the recent move, I sent about 20 cases to two separate auction houses for online auction as a little house cleaning, and so far so good. But I did not sell anything over about $250 a bottle- and most of it was in the $35-50 per bottle range. The bidding is a bit slower than normal, but not too ...
by Tom Reddick
March 25th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great value plays in 2016 Barbaresco
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: Great value plays in 2016 Barbaresco

Looks like it's on EmpireWine for $50, seems like a solid play. Also, Proddutori's 2016 Barbaresco is on WineLibrary for $35. Wow- at $50 I would back up the truck. It is not a widely distributed wine in the US, and at that price a no brainer. Can you tell my girlfriend that? Haha! I am happily sin...
by Tom Reddick
March 25th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great value plays in 2016 Barbaresco
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: Great value plays in 2016 Barbaresco

If I may suggest something a bit above your planned max- Cascina della Rose Tre Stelle is really world class in 2016. Always a very good wine, in 2016 it is seriously good. I think I paid around $60 for it- and it is the best QPR play I have tried for the vintage. Looks like it's on EmpireWine for ...
by Tom Reddick
March 25th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago
Replies: 44
Views: 2222

Re: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago

Thank you Don- really appreciate the enormous work and investment you and others are putting into this study. Small sample perhaps, but something of great value all the same. Now that you are a few vintage dinners down the road, do you have any notions as to why 2005 is so greatly affected? That is ...
by Tom Reddick
March 25th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great value plays in 2016 Barbaresco
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: Great value plays in 2016 Barbaresco

If I may suggest something a bit above your planned max- Cascina della Rose Tre Stelle is really world class in 2016. Always a very good wine, in 2016 it is seriously good. I think I paid around $60 for it- and it is the best QPR play I have tried for the vintage.
by Tom Reddick
March 24th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acker Merrall Condit (Are they working?)
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Acker Merrall Condit (Are they working?)

Got in touch with them. Sounds like they are a little short staffed, but working. Thanks all! They are all working, but just this week set up schedules whereby most of the people customers would interact with are working from home or office on alternating days. I am working a couple of consignments...
by Tom Reddick
March 17th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2191

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

*****(*) Well said, sir. Looking back on over 20 years of deep experience in wine, my first and most enduring love has been for Bordeaux, and for my part the intellectual approach and style of note-taking of Michael Broadbent captures the essence of those wines so very perfectly. And it took me a f...
by Tom Reddick
March 7th, 2020, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??
Replies: 29
Views: 1776

Re: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??

Anyone have experience with having Pogo's ship outside of Dallas? They actually have a decent deal or two online it appears, but won't let you ship outside the area on the website. I assume it would be illegal for them to ship anywhere outside Texas, Tom R. probably knows for sure. Every morning I ...
by Tom Reddick
March 6th, 2020, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12854

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Last fall, as I have noted in some other threads, there was a very abrupt pullback of moderate impact on certain heavily traded cherries. It started with Giacosa, with Rousseau and DRC following suit. So far with the start of the 2020 auction season, those price levels have held or slightly increase...
by Tom Reddick
March 4th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2015 Briceland Vineyard Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: TN - 2015 Briceland Vineyard Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch

Really excellent note, Tom! Here is my recent, similar note on the 2015 and the even better, 2012: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=166878&p=2920230&hilit=Briceland#p2920230 Just got some Briceland Pinot today. Have not tried one before. Nice writeup. Curious- what kind of e...
by Tom Reddick
March 4th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2015 Briceland Vineyard Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: TN - 2015 Briceland Vineyard Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch

Thanks for the note, Tom. I've got a few of the Petit Verdot in the cellar, but haven't tried one yet. Should remedy that soon. Sounds like it would be good match for lamb with herbes de provence, no? Excellent match I would think. That is the kind of meal I would have in mind when opening another.
by Tom Reddick
March 4th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - 2012 Briceland Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi - offering $100 per bottle or rare trades
Replies: 1
Views: 225

WTB - 2012 Briceland Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi - offering $100 per bottle or rare trades

Greetings all, I have received my 2013-2015 Briceland Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi from Andrew and tasting the 2015, I really love the wine- a LOT. I like it enough that I would really like to have a complete vertical of it for future tasting- hence this offer for the debut 2012 vintage which I do not ha...
by Tom Reddick
March 4th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2015 Briceland Vineyard Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch
Replies: 9
Views: 404

TN - 2015 Briceland Vineyard Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch

A true gem from Beserkerday XI Opened two hours ago- first tasted at opening rich deep purple red color, when first opened a rich nose of plums and other dark fruits, light floral notes, on the palate generous- almost jammy- cherry fruit with pronounced pencil lead notes and dark thornbushes leading...
by Tom Reddick
March 2nd, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 08 Dom, MacDonald, Dominus, Oremus, Forman, Liger-Belair, Dirty & Rowdy + more
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: TN- 08 Dom, MacDonald, Dominus, Oremus, Forman, Liger-Belair, Dirty & Rowdy + more

Thanks for including the '17 Evangelho in the mix! Thanks everyone for your kind words. Hardy- I have to tell you, this is not the first time someone brought one of your wines and attracted a lot of attention. Kudos- I have come to always look forward to them when they make an appearance on the tas...
by Tom Reddick
February 29th, 2020, 11:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 08 Dom, MacDonald, Dominus, Oremus, Forman, Liger-Belair, Dirty & Rowdy + more
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

TN- 08 Dom, MacDonald, Dominus, Oremus, Forman, Liger-Belair, Dirty & Rowdy + more

My last "Bring that Bottle" tasting at Classic Wine Storage before I move home to Austin. Thanks to everyone for great company, great wine and some really great food including an exceptional prime rib roast. On the notes- advance decant times vary and I was not able to ask each person for timing, bu...
by Tom Reddick
February 16th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Great recent US Pinots- Cristom, Littorai, Rhys Alesia, Ceritas, William Selyem
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: TN- Great recent US Pinots- Cristom, Littorai, Rhys Alesia, Ceritas, William Selyem

Thanks guys- I have not tried the Chardonnays yet (but I can rectify that in the near future.) Tom- I did get a couple of bottles of Elliot in my mixed case for cellaring. Worth getting another now to try? Sounds like I will enjoy that one too.
by Tom Reddick
February 15th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Great recent US Pinots- Cristom, Littorai, Rhys Alesia, Ceritas, William Selyem
Replies: 4
Views: 802

TN- Great recent US Pinots- Cristom, Littorai, Rhys Alesia, Ceritas, William Selyem

Small pours from a great public tasting today. Wines had been opened about 45 minutes prior with an aggressive decanting right before the start of the tasting (and I was among the first- so right after the decanting.) 2015 Cristom Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard medium red color, sweetish red fruit on th...
by Tom Reddick
February 13th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the madness?
Replies: 27
Views: 3606

Re: Are we seeing the end of the madness?

But I have not touched the Big 3- those are still beyond what I am willing to pay. Who are the Big Three? I assume he means the Rousseau Big 3 (Chambertin, Beze, Clos St Jacques) Correct. I have heard reference to the Big 4 more recently- assuming that includes Ruchottes now- but I always knew only...
by Tom Reddick
February 13th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the madness?
Replies: 27
Views: 3606

Re: Are we seeing the end of the madness?

The answer is a bit complicated, and not necessarily good news for those who buy the wines to drink them. Starting this past fall, several things started to move dramatically. It started with Giacosa- in one prominent fall sale about half the lots went unsold and the ones that did sell stayed near o...
by Tom Reddick
February 11th, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era
Replies: 46
Views: 2089

Re: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era

Interesting, Martin, I just drank an '83 of this wine this weekend. No fruit bomb either, but not a great experience; I don't think it was the best bottle. Interesting Joshua, I drank ´83 around 10 years ago and it was mind-blowing. Fair to say that Ch. Figeac has a lot of bottle variations accordi...
by Tom Reddick
February 11th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs- 2014 Hune, 08 Clos des Goisses, 16 Barbaresco Tre Stelle, Darting surprise, more 95 Bordeaux woes
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: TNs- 2014 Hune, 08 Clos des Goisses, 16 Barbaresco Tre Stelle, Darting surprise, more 95 Bordeaux woes

Speaking of Hune releases, now that they're on the 2014, do you know whatever happened to the 2010? Would love to know that as well. Kids birth years are 10 and 12. Loaded up on 12 and would like to do the same with 10. This was my first time to meet Jean Trimbach in person, and so I did not feel c...
by Tom Reddick
February 9th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs- 2014 Hune, 08 Clos des Goisses, 16 Barbaresco Tre Stelle, Darting surprise, more 95 Bordeaux woes
Replies: 7
Views: 671

TNs- 2014 Hune, 08 Clos des Goisses, 16 Barbaresco Tre Stelle, Darting surprise, more 95 Bordeaux woes

Good evening all, Following are a handful of TNs selected from various recent events. I am still putting everything in CT for anyone who was there for any of these and wants to see the others- but for here I am trimming it down to notes I think will be of potential interest to many. 2017 Trimbach Ri...
by Tom Reddick
February 3rd, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone buy from The Wine Cellarage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

Re: Anyone buy from The Wine Cellarage?

Terrific operation. When something hard to find in the US is coming to market, I often start watching their site and more than once have bought the wine there at a good price. I am not sure how they built up their list of European contacts- but I have checked and their offerings are not a regurgitat...
by Tom Reddick
February 3rd, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Marguet Les Saint Remys Grand Cru brut nature
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: 2014 Marguet Les Saint Remys Grand Cru brut nature

Great notes and impressions. Following is my CT TN from the holidays. I tasted through a lot of grower champagnes last year- far more than ever before- and the 2014 Marguet Les Saint Remys was a real standout. 2014 Marguet Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature Les Saints Remys bright young champagne ...
by Tom Reddick
January 31st, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving across country this summer: how to ship wine?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357

Re: Moving across country this summer: how to ship wine?

Ship the majority now in a pallet and store in a reputable wine storage locker until you get moved * shipping cheaper by the pallet * ship before it warms up * one less stress to worry about when you move +1 - perfect advice. One more advantage I would note to planning well ahead is that in some ci...
by Tom Reddick
January 31st, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- new releases from Germany and Austria - including one of the best 2018 Mosel wines I have yet tried
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: TN- new releases from Germany and Austria - including one of the best 2018 Mosel wines I have yet tried

2018 von Winning... serious QPR... About 16 months ago, we got some von Winning Sauvignon Blanc Trocken II in the local market, and it was easily the QPR of the year. Merkelbach [*****], 2025+, it will go the distance How often do you give 5-stars? von Winning is making great wines. We do not see m...
by Tom Reddick
January 30th, 2020, 11:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- new releases from Germany and Austria - including one of the best 2018 Mosel wines I have yet tried
Replies: 2
Views: 486

TN- new releases from Germany and Austria - including one of the best 2018 Mosel wines I have yet tried

Earlier this week, the local distributor kindly put on a trade tasting focusing on 2018 Austrian offerings, but also with a smattering of German Rieslings and 2017 selections. I took a quick work break to attend, and so my TNs are few and brief. My failure to taste something was not indicative of ne...
by Tom Reddick
January 28th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin and premox
Replies: 22
Views: 1449

Re: Coravin and premox

Even if it hadn't been premoxed before it was Coravined, from posts here of Coravin users, it sounds like it could easily have been oxidized from sitting around for many months or years after a Coravin draw. When the technology first came out, more than one high end broker/retailer contemplated the...
by Tom Reddick
January 27th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9097

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

I ended up doing 36 bottles this year- and it might have been more if not for the upcoming move. And actually it will be more because I want to go back to one of the wineries and try a custom selection that was not one of the parcel offers- so figured best to order what I want after the dust has set...
by Tom Reddick
January 27th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 55
Views: 2361

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

Just bumped up my order Andrew - it was a pleasure speaking with you and can't wait to try your wines. [cheers.gif] I second that. In a real rush today with work, so I was not able to chat as long as I would have liked, but Andrew really knows his stuff and you can feel the enthusiasm in his voice ...
by Tom Reddick
January 27th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 55
Views: 2361

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

Greetings Andrew,

Would love 2 packs of Ishi Pishi Petit Verdot Pack (Offer #3) • $215 if still available. At office right now, but will email you in a couple of hours.
by Tom Reddick
January 27th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers
Replies: 129
Views: 5515

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers

So awesome- thank you Megan for our call just now. I am amazed you are still standing after a day and a half of this! I am in for 2 cases- read the Gilman reviews plus raves here and that sold me. Looking forward to giving these a try.
by Tom Reddick
January 26th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for some Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Looking for some Bordeaux suggestions

Taking into account all you have noted- I think in this case the 2014 Bordeaux vintage can be your best friend. I have tasted a number of the wines and they are not only very forward, but quite substantial. They are not massive like 2010 or 2009, but they do have some good heft to them and it is a r...
by Tom Reddick
January 26th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: NORLIN BD11 offer - luxury wine bags
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: NORLIN BD11 offer - 40% off all luxury wine bags + free shipping

Good afternoon Ryan, The pocket measures 3.75 inches wide and 4.5 inches tall. I have been actively using the first sample we made about a year ago, and I can easily fit a corkscrew, capsule cutter, pens and folded up paper for note taking. You could also fit a set of keys in there easily. Laying at...
by Tom Reddick
January 25th, 2020, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 80
Views: 2625

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Dom Perignon and Philipponnat.
by Tom Reddick
January 21st, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Norlin Luxury Wine Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Norlin Luxury Wine Bags

Hi Tom. I love my 6 bottle bag and get loads of ‘where did you get’, ‘how do I get’, etc and it is not nearly as fancy. What sizes do you offer? Can you also show pictures of the inside? Looks great. Thank you Ryan. Right now I just have these in the two bottle size, but we will be able to make 1 a...
by Tom Reddick
January 21st, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Norlin Luxury Wine Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Norlin Luxury Wine Bags

Hey Tom! How many bottles does the Max bag hold? two? they look great! Greetings Matt and Will- thank you for your kind words! Matt- this particular bag holds two wine bottles and can accommodate large bottles like Krug. The interior divider that holds the removable chill pack is only attached to o...
by Tom Reddick
January 21st, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2015 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili
Replies: 1
Views: 501

TN - 2015 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili

Whatever was going on here a few years ago seems to be resolved now. Lovely wine and very much in the vein of the late 80s vintages that put Giacosa on my personal map. 2015 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili good light red color with light bricking, on opening a beautiful and charming nose of sweet str...
by Tom Reddick
January 19th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: NORLIN BD11 offer - luxury wine bags
Replies: 2
Views: 636

NORLIN BD11 offer - luxury wine bags

EDIT - Thanks everyone! We had a great time today and I hope all of you did as well. The offering is now officially closed and we hope to see you again next year! Tom. Greetings fellow Berserker's - today is the big day! Welcome to BD11 and thank you for stopping in to check out our offering. My na...
by Tom Reddick
January 19th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Norlin Luxury Wine Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

NEWBIE INTRO - Norlin Luxury Wine Bags

Greetings fellow Berserkers, My name is Tom Reddick and I am the founder and owner of Norlin. Norlin is the result of a lifetime interest in designing and creating luxury products. About six years ago, I finally decided to try and make Norlin a viable- and hopefully eventually profitable- part of my...
by Tom Reddick
January 17th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: TN: 1998 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

Wonderful, gracias. Are the 98 Righties finally starting to reach their apogees? I'm still sitting on my small stash, recalling the ample structure these displayed when young. That said, I tried a 98 Grand Mayne last year that was really in the zone, so two datum points = data? Thanks for the great...
by Tom Reddick
January 5th, 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1902

Re: Prieur-Roch and Bernstein

I received an Olivier Bernstein wine in a trade a few years ago - not anything of significant value on my part, so I was happy to try something new. It was...not my style. Very oaky and extracted without enough acidity for me. No doubt some people like that style. I have never taken note of Bernste...
by Tom Reddick
December 30th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Struggling with Wine Storage
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: Struggling with Wine Storage

I second the vote for Classic. First rate operation run by very serious and trustworthy lifetime professionals in the industry. Ownership of the highest integrity. As Shay says, the pricing is also very favorable. In the past year they have gotten very active about bringing in winemakers from around...
by Tom Reddick
December 26th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: TN: 1991 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

"Ho hum" and "Had higher hopes" parallels mediocrity and melancholy in my book. Twenty eight years is pretty risky for a Napa Valley Cab. I’ve had SO many amazing 1991’s...that anything but...is somewhat of a disappointment. And...28+yr old Napa/Sonoma Cab is not risky imo. Please forgive the threa...
by Tom Reddick
December 26th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions (without buyer premiums)
Replies: 15
Views: 1202

Re: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions

What I dont understand is why are they allowed to charge seller fee for an item then charge a buyer fee for the same item. Looks like double dipping. This is how virtually every auction house works from eBay to Christie's- there will be both a seller's and a buyer's premium. The seller's premium is...
by Tom Reddick
December 25th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2015 Fillottes Pomerol, 2015 Montrose, 2015 Marguet Champagne Les Saints Remys - 2 great debuts and a grand classic
Replies: 0
Views: 276

TN- 2015 Fillottes Pomerol, 2015 Montrose, 2015 Marguet Champagne Les Saints Remys - 2 great debuts and a grand classic

2014 Marguet Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature Les Saints Remys bright young champagne color, immediately on opening a rich nose of baked bread, white flowers and orchard fruits, on the palate full bodied with great depth- where Blanc de Noir champagnes sometimes have a good assertive and persist...
by Tom Reddick
December 19th, 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine auction businesses, if tariffs persist.
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: Wine auction businesses, if tariffs persist.

Has anyone seen prices rising for Bordeaux currently on the shelf? It sounds like champagne prices have gone up at least somewhat? pileon Depends on the store. I have not seen it happen with the smaller brick and mortar stores, but with one large national chain and a handful of large internet retai...

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