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by ybarselah
May 12th, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Tuppatsch- RIP
Replies: 88
Views: 10110

Re: Ray Tuppatsch- RIP

To say my life changed the day I met Ray Tuppatsch is an understatement. I am thankful that I got to spend 2 years of my life with him. I will be dining on those memories for a lifetime. The food, the wine, travels, witty banter, the attention to detail and the care that he showed taught me a lot. ...
by ybarselah
May 8th, 2021, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Tuppatsch- RIP
Replies: 88
Views: 10110

Re: Ray Tuppatsch-

f*ck gut punch. we share a birthday and we always joked it was the worst day of the year - jan 2nd. we've had so many laughs together - and way too much great wines. a golf outing at his house years ago was just such a ridiculous and perfectly ray thing to do. he wore the most ridiculous velvet loa...
by ybarselah
May 7th, 2021, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Tuppatsch- RIP
Replies: 88
Views: 10110

Re: Ray Tuppatsch-

f*ck gut punch. we share a birthday and we always joked it was the worst day of the year - jan 2nd. we've had so many laughs together - and way too much great wines. a golf outing at his house years ago was just such a ridiculous and perfectly ray thing to do. he wore the most ridiculous velvet loaf...
by ybarselah
May 6th, 2021, 8:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Potel 01 Grands Echezeaux
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: 01 Potel Richebourg MAGNUMS

wow. this is cool as hell. meant to be all/most drc. have had a few 750s, but never seen magnums.
by ybarselah
May 6th, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chubb experience: Perfect outcome. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

alan weinberg wrote: May 6th, 2021, 5:55 pm Police report?
omg. i cannot wait to get the citizen alert on this one. much better than "woman yelling with large stick"
by ybarselah
May 6th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chubb experience: Perfect outcome. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

can't wait to see what snarky comment victor hong is going to post on this thread.
by ybarselah
May 5th, 2021, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eleven Mad goes Vegan
Replies: 56
Views: 2275

Re: Eleven Mad goes Vegan

Arpege in paris is basically all veggie (with a couple of meat courses at the end).. and it's about that price, and seems to do ok? butter. lots and lots of it. on any given night there are multiple seafood options game birds and veal, lamb, etc. i don't think arpege compares anything to this. been...
by ybarselah
April 30th, 2021, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3L fiasco of wine
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: 3L fiasco of wine

reach out to Michael Schmelzer at Monte Bernardi
by ybarselah
April 30th, 2021, 9:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251574

Re: The Bourbon Thread

by ybarselah
April 27th, 2021, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 37891

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

i'm surprised no one has commented on the alleged price of $2k. Assuming they priced it correctly for the value received, it doesn't seem like a lot of value. from the consumer pov, i don't care one way or the other and i would argue that vinous should do everything in their power to make as much m...
by ybarselah
April 27th, 2021, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 37891

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

i'm surprised no one has commented on the alleged price of $2k. Assuming they priced it correctly for the value received, it doesn't seem like a lot of value. from the consumer pov, i don't care one way or the other and i would argue that vinous should do everything in their power to make as much mo...
by ybarselah
April 26th, 2021, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 37891

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

Did you get the email? Can we see what it says? it's in the first post: According to an Email, signed by Vinous co-founder James Forsyth, sent to US importers and possibly retailers, they can, at an un-disclosed cost (reportedly USD2000 a month), get access to Vinous scores 48 hours before they are...
by ybarselah
April 26th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 37891

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

According to an Email, signed by Vinous co-founder James Forsyth, sent to US importers and possibly retailers, they can, at an un-disclosed cost (reportedly USD2000 a month), get access to Vinous scores 48 hours before they are published. Pretty nasty, if true, IMHO. Did you get the email? Can we s...
by ybarselah
April 14th, 2021, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Nothing but 'Net...
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: TN: Nothing but 'Net...

not enough bojo is cellared. nicely done.
by ybarselah
April 14th, 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5557

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

this is even weirder than the last thread. putting aside the inevitable confusion, it's not clear what benefit anyone has to a multi-bottle lot that isn't actually a lot (if you can buy some portion of the lot but not all of it).
by ybarselah
April 9th, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Winelytical?
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: Winelytical?

by ybarselah
April 9th, 2021, 11:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: GROM - best ice cream in town
Replies: 26
Views: 1163

Re: GROM - best ice cream in town

There was a GROM storefront in Manhattan.not sure if it closed. Tried it a couple of times. It was fine ice cream but nothing too memorable. Another mini chain based out of Brooklyn called Ample Hills makes more interesting offerings. Fair to say I am surprised or maybe the quality is inferiour in ...
by ybarselah
April 9th, 2021, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Cristal now a grower champagne?
Replies: 62
Views: 2655

Re: Is Cristal now a grower champagne?

DRC is natural wine, so Cristal can be grower.
by ybarselah
April 9th, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Miami Beach Dining
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Re: Miami Beach Dining

Amara at Paraiso would also be a great place to go if you want outdoor dining. They run various specials throughout the week, like 50% off bottles or free corkage so you can definitely check what they are offering while you are in town. Cheers went not long after they opened and michael schwartz pe...
by ybarselah
April 9th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Miami Beach Dining
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Re: Miami Beach Dining

Our meal at Carbone was a little underwhelming. For Italian I much prefer Macchialina. Novikov and Uchi are both great places for Happy Hour, and an easy ride from the Beach We also recently did the $60 tasting at Cote and it was fantastic. If you decide on Barceloneta, there is no need to do a ful...
by ybarselah
April 8th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Yahyn
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Retailer check: Yahyn

Jeff Bloom wrote: April 8th, 2021, 3:20 pm

As to the name, it appears to be an attempt to anglicize the Hebrew word for wine, usually spelled yayin.
it's meant to be backwards, nyhay which is a play on ni hao; hello in mandarin.
by ybarselah
April 6th, 2021, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we BYOB? (Post-COVID)
Replies: 115
Views: 5219

Re: Should we BYOB?

A few people have made the point that "if the restaurant didn't want to allow corkage, they wouldn't have a corkage policy," or something to that effect. Of course this is true - they don't have to allow it, they do allow it, so it must be okay to do it. Yep, it's totally okay to do it. W...
by ybarselah
April 6th, 2021, 6:32 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Miami Beach Dining
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Re: Miami Beach Dining

Finally taking a trip. A week in Miami. Wife and I are vaccinated. Staying at Fountainbleau. Will probably do Hakesan. Any other restaurants worth checking out in the area. Will have a car. Prefer corkage and outdoor seating. Thanks. macchialina on miami beach great call - missed that one. btw, odd...
by ybarselah
April 5th, 2021, 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Miami Beach Dining
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Re: Miami Beach Dining

Leku
Carbone
Barcelonetta
Boia De
Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Jaguar Sun at lot 6
by ybarselah
April 3rd, 2021, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we BYOB? (Post-COVID)
Replies: 115
Views: 5219

Re: Should we BYOB?

kind of a strange gatekeeper article but the one she referenced inside is beyond obnoxious. but both miss the mark in the same way; a business chooses how to run its business. it won't ever be more or less complicated than that. if you want to bring, call in advance to confirm, get a name preferably...
by ybarselah
March 30th, 2021, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three 1975 Birthday Bordeaux
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Re: TN: Three 1975 Birthday Bordeaux

‘75 gang represent! Great notes. Find some Mayacamas for your next year. Stupendous.
by ybarselah
March 23rd, 2021, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

Re: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?

Josh Grossman wrote: March 23rd, 2021, 10:16 am
Ten years ago, that would have been worth five bitcoins. You should completely make that into a NFT!
you put up the gas fees and i'll split the winnings with you 50/50
by ybarselah
March 23rd, 2021, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

Re: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?

btw, if you go to the acker auction site you can run a graph with fine/rare wines against sp500 and the results are amazing. as good/better with less volatlity.
by ybarselah
March 23rd, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

Re: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?

Josh Grossman wrote: March 23rd, 2021, 9:45 am
ybarselah wrote: March 23rd, 2021, 9:18 am bitcoin. nothing else will come close.
boomer meme
at least use the correct data, josh...

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by ybarselah
March 23rd, 2021, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

Re: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?

Yeah, I get that. If I were a bitcoin investor (I'm not) I'd still be worried about potential upcoming regulation of it. Given the energy footprint of it, for example, that looks like a systematic risk on bitcoin. I'm sure there are other ones too. 1. it's already regulated in the US. 2. the energy...
by ybarselah
March 23rd, 2021, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

Re: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?

speaking personally, I get the intrinsic value of wine a lot more than the intrinsic value of bitcoin. I appreciate that's a weird sentence for a number of reasons, though. as someone into both, i fully get it. the intrinsic value of bitcoin is the same as anything else; what you plus at least one ...
by ybarselah
March 23rd, 2021, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

Re: With inflation possible, is wine a good hedge?

bitcoin. nothing else will come close.
by ybarselah
March 18th, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Returning an oxidized bottle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: Returning an oxidized bottle?

Thanks everyone- Finally got on the phone w/ someone at the store, and we agreed on store credit for the price of the bottle. It was an easy discussion- they were great, didn't have to argue at all. It's not an expensive bottle, but wanted to get this sorted before I make any expensive purchases wi...
by ybarselah
March 14th, 2021, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Returning an oxidized bottle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: Returning an oxidized bottle?

Call the store and ask for a refund or replacement. How they handle this should indicate whether they appreciate your business. Not responding to an email is already a bad sign.
by ybarselah
March 12th, 2021, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon
Replies: 442
Views: 14225

Re: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon

They did - read the thread and watch the videos. That's fascinating, Yaccov. I was thinking to myself how ridiculous it would be if a live Christie's auction just had a hard deadline. I'm surprised they would auction something so "valuable" (we'll leave my thoughts on NFTs to another thre...
by ybarselah
March 12th, 2021, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon
Replies: 442
Views: 14225

Re: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon

relevant thread regarding auctions, bidding strategies, and extending lots with last-minute (second) bidding. wow:

by ybarselah
March 10th, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Guigal Brune et Blonde Cote Rotie 85, 88, 89, 90, 91
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Wanted: Guigal Brune et Blonde Cote Rotie 85, 88, 89, 90, 91

patrick c albright wrote: March 9th, 2021, 5:41 pm
ybarselah wrote: March 9th, 2021, 8:07 am Does anyone have some extras?

(walks around parking lot aimlessly with finger raised...)
Drank a ‘78 last week.

Would sell a few ‘91’s if you truly put your finger in the air.
PM me.
emailed ya
by ybarselah
March 9th, 2021, 8:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Guigal Brune et Blonde Cote Rotie 85, 88, 89, 90, 91
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Wanted: Guigal Brune et Blonde Cote Rotie 85, 88, 89, 90, 91

jordan jacobs wrote: March 9th, 2021, 6:10 pm
ybarselah wrote: March 9th, 2021, 8:07 am Does anyone have some extras?

(walks around parking lot aimlessly with finger raised...)
Looking for a miracle?
every day!!!
by ybarselah
March 9th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon
Replies: 442
Views: 14225

Re: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon

Going live isn’t practical unless there’s only a couple lots in overtime. It will interesting to see the new dynamics. this is the UX part i keep coming back to. even if you're optimizing everything towards winebid, regardless of other factors, this makes it a more complicated environment to extrac...
by ybarselah
March 9th, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Guigal Brune et Blonde Cote Rotie 85, 88, 89, 90, 91
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Wanted: Guigal Brune et Blonde Cote Rotie 85, 88, 89, 90, 91

Does anyone have some extras?

(walks around parking lot aimlessly with finger raised...)
by ybarselah
March 8th, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Truffle Hunters
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: The Truffle Hunters

in theatres now (ny and la) and will expand a bit as well as on-demand. can't find exact timing, but i bet over the next weeks it will be more available.... kind of like truffle season.
by ybarselah
March 7th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon
Replies: 442
Views: 14225

Re: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon

But it does sound less fun. this is a very significant insight, imo. you can run a million mathematical models but if it's not fun/addictive/whatever proxy you want to use, then fewer people will use it. and that reduces the value of the network effect. if you're the kind of person that is excited ...
by ybarselah
March 7th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon
Replies: 442
Views: 14225

Re: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon

this thread has tipped into one of the best and thoughtful threads in a very, very long time. nicely done.

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