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by Gray G
August 15th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3502

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

To me hostage mailer is "buy everything you are offered or future allocations will be cut." The most severe instance is where they throw you off completely. Rochioli is the only one that ever did that to me. If you truly want less, maybe having your allocation cut is a good thing - if they don't ta...
by Gray G
August 15th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3502

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

Of the lists you mention, Alban is the only one who is a hostage mailer. You don’t really need to be on Alban to buy their wines at around release (unless one gets a big 100, but post Parker that’s even questionable). The other lists will let you buy what you want without punishment. Robert please ...
by Gray G
August 15th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 105
Views: 4690

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

Wines of Substance, usually at costco $13
by Gray G
August 12th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Phoenix/Scottsdale Recs
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Phoenix/Scottsdale Recs

La Hacienda at the Princess, newly remodeled $$$$$
by Gray G
August 6th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Golf in/near Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Golf in/near Las Vegas

yep Southern highlands is a very nice private course in a private community with security, home of the UNLV team

Cascata is an ok course with nice folks and amenities, no homes and remote mountainous terrain
by Gray G
August 6th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Golf in/near Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Golf in/near Las Vegas

Coyote Springs could be good
by Gray G
August 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Golf in/near Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Golf in/near Las Vegas

Shadowcreek is a must play if possible, my favorite Fazio, a unicorn golf course/golf club no doubt Sand Hollow is a drive but worth it Top Golf is fun at night TPC Summerlin is fun and you will see it on TV Bali Hai is fun but right at the end of the runway, very loud Royal Links is fun and they ha...
by Gray G
August 2nd, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where would we be without the Krankls and Albans?
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Where would we be without the Krankls and Albans?

I know I would be closer to a nowhere man



Would there be a Saxum, Bevan, a Booker etc...

Could be timing.

Cheers [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Gray G
July 30th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconditioned Wine
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Reconditioned Wine

https://www.vivino.com/giacomo-borgogno ... /w/1203557

I have 2 more bottles of the 61 original and 2 of the 61 reconditioned

the original is much thinner but all good

definitely a weird thing

cheers
by Gray G
July 23rd, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 15981

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

Scott Watkins wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 5:56 pm
RIP Allen when you poked the bears they came out in force [cheers.gif] Berserker HOF
+1

I agree with Alan, and drinking wine in Italy is the best
by Gray G
July 22nd, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8176

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

bummer! :( :(

sadly I lost another online friend (golf) who I actually knew this past week :( :(

I shared Alan's taste in wine. :)

cheers Alan
by Gray G
July 16th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I would suggest that MS laid the founding stone in Wineberserkers. neener I wonder when Todd is gonna sell us out. The bastard. PS. Todd, I have an ace team of corporate transactions lawyers when you are ready to sell. I come along free. I'll dial you up if that happens. Thus far I've had 3 offers ...
by Gray G
July 15th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

If there could be a comparison, I followed the Parker palate. I drank all the Shiraz and smoked the best cigars. I lost my palate for old world wine and found myself in need of extreme wines. The end result, I don't/can't travel much and drink fruit forward Pinot, lots of it, followed by bigger win...
by Gray G
July 15th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10074

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

hopefully Nikolas is successful enough to add length to the Krankl wine biz

cheers
by Gray G
July 15th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

thank you Jeb

having your health is often taken for granted just like many things

hope RP regains his health and enjoys his wine everyday forever and ever

cheers
by Gray G
July 15th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10074

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

David Baum wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Last wines with this lineage were probably Andremily.
love Andremily [cheers.gif]
by Gray G
July 12th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Parker was brilliant to close his board to non-subscribers and to have Squires run the board like a tyrant. I mean, it sucked for those of us who were non-subscribers or didn't line up with his wine preferences, but the dude sold his company for $15M by positioning himself as the supreme arbiter of...
by Gray G
July 12th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Roy Piper wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 11:58 am
I could never find a way to sign on to the thing! Even when I was a subscriber. It was harder to get into than finding Waldo.
that is funny, yes the interweb is a funny thing with the WA changes, need to be a IT software person
by Gray G
July 11th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington)
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Re: TN: 2017 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington)

I'm a Cs fan, and it is a crowd pleaser
by Gray G
July 11th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 107
Views: 5820

Re: Downstream Wines

Jonathan N wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 9:33 pm
I was 27 minutes, so most likely too late. As well as too poor if the $1K+ estimates are correct.

Looks like WA already rated it 93-95 points (barrel sample?): http://www.philippecambie.com/2018/05/downstream/
thank you for the link, JD really likes it [cheers.gif]
by Gray G
July 11th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 107
Views: 5820

Re: Downstream Wines

hahahahahaha
by Gray G
July 11th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 107
Views: 5820

Re: Downstream Wines

Rob Herried wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:22 am
I guess someone should post the rules about who is allowed to post on certain topics.
that is funny
by Gray G
July 10th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Is CT free?
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Is CT free?

Popular thought that CT is free, yet everyone happily pays

Poll the audience here, thanks
by Gray G
July 10th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Gray-put down the shovel.
Thanks David, always coachable, I thought was the asylum
by Gray G
July 10th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

My newsletter from 4/29/2010 is apropos: https://www.cellartracker.com/classic/newsletter/4-29-2010.htm sorry Eric, CT is pay I believe, so this may be hypocritical I don't get really understand why people are so cheap, and if someone isn't cheap, someone will be cheap for you I like paying dues an...
by Gray G
July 9th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Very Rare Etched Obama 08 Commemorative Limited Edition Merlot (La Fnquita 05)
Replies: 0
Views: 390

FS: Very Rare Etched Obama 08 Commemorative Limited Edition Merlot (La Fnquita 05)

$300 plus shipping
Paypal please

the wine may or may not be any good, purchased at release
by Gray G
July 8th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2514

Re: Auction Finds

lots of wine at auction selling at low prices
by Gray G
July 6th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 330
Views: 28106

Re: Your Gin?

Gunpowder Irish Gin
by Gray G
July 6th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 19
Views: 1134

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Thanks for all the thoughts so far, please keep them coming. Otto - I remember the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto being a little over 2 hours? Of course it depends. We had a JR pass for two weeks allowing for free travel with all JR train lines using Shinkansen (the high-velocity train) and it to...
by Gray G
July 5th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3229

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

bummer! right next to Hall Winery

another one bites the dust :(
by Gray G
July 5th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3404

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

dropped a magnum of 1978 Mondavi Reserve on the marble tile at the casino in Ceasars in Vegas
by Gray G
July 4th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

My newsletter from 4/29/2010 is apropos: https://www.cellartracker.com/classic/newsletter/4-29-2010.htm sorry Eric, CT is pay I believe, so this may be hypocritical I don't get really understand why people are so cheap, and if someone isn't cheap, someone will be cheap for you I like paying dues an...
by Gray G
July 4th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

hahaha, you guys need a life or 2 hypocrisy must be a touchy one when dancing on the WA/MS BB's grave when talking about $$$ a celebration of life would be more appropriate add that to being offended or someone will be offended for you cheers PS. there is no regular programming anymore, Cronkite is ...
by Gray G
July 4th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I pay for CT, like I said above, please read before you type cheers You called Eric a hypocrite because CT is a pay site. It is not. Congratulations for donating though. not looking for congratulations, just following Eric's annual ask on CT, no brainer I think I typed "maybe" 4WIW thanks for being...
by Gray G
July 4th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I pay for CT, like I said above, please read before you type

cheers
by Gray G
July 4th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Hexe
Replies: 21
Views: 2883

Re: Saxum Hexe

+1 Alan
by Gray G
July 4th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

My newsletter from 4/29/2010 is apropos: https://www.cellartracker.com/classic/newsletter/4-29-2010.htm During my personal wine evolution over the past decade, I have been a very active participant on a number of wine bulletin boards. In fact this is what led me to create CellarTracker as I saw oth...
by Gray G
July 3rd, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Place to Sell Wine.
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Best Place to Sell Wine.

Anton D wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 4:15 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 6:45 pm
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=161625
I thought it was an absolute knockout that the Winebid person joined the discussion.
business
by Gray G
July 3rd, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1708

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

great flavor that you smell and taste
by Gray G
July 3rd, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10074

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Rich Brown wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 9:07 am
S. Ebersole wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 2:53 pm
More info from WA regarding Faethm: https://www.robertparker.com/articles/S8Xh7Ctba498yp33m
Behind a paywall unfortunately
paywall=subscription/member/customer

4HS get over it, no whining deadhorse

cheers
by Gray G
July 3rd, 2019, 1:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 54
Views: 4271

Re: The wine you don't want

Not a fan of selling through WineBid for reasons mentioned on another thread. Selling through any auction house generally is also painful as well... charge you 20% commission and buyer pays 30% (including tax)... so 50% goes to the house. As a buyer from WineBid, I think the experience is very good...
by Gray G
July 1st, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13581

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

"board" room decision
by Gray G
June 29th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 154
Views: 10130

Re: Top US Syrahs

a few of my golfer buddies loved the Alban Patrina 2015 over the last couple dinners :) :)
by Gray G
June 25th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2936

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

The pro move for Shafer at this point would be to list the wine at $310 or whatever, but then offer a modest "deal" to their mailing list customers. Buy six, get 15% off and free shipping, or something like that. Now they're paying $263 a bottle, getting in slightly under retail, but Shafer gets to...
by Gray G
June 25th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2936

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

bailed
by Gray G
June 25th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 154
Views: 10130

Re: Top US Syrahs

[winner.gif] had a great Saxum Booker Vineyards and a K Vinters Cattle King both 2015 this weekend [wink.gif]

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