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by Nate Simon
October 20th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other
Replies: 27
Views: 2651

Re: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other

I’ve dropped many of these, and others that show up in “bucket list allocation” threads. In general, dropping off these lists felt far better than getting on them. This is more a philosophical than oenophilic thing, admittedly. Bedrock and Carlisle for me. The rest can pound sand. There’s an ocean o...
by Nate Simon
October 18th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which compressor to buy for Wine Cellar - Converted Bathroom
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: Which compressor to buy for Wine Cellar - Converted Bathroom

If you get nostalgic and want it to be a bathroom again, just open a Pegau, and it’ll take you back.
by Nate Simon
October 16th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1738

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

Thanks very much. Looking forward to getting these soon.
I have found, via trial and error, that these generally need way more time than any $20 wine should. Sounds like this one was performing well with a little bit of air time?
by Nate Simon
October 15th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

This offer is for the 2018 vintage. Here is the tech sheet for the 2018 Trefethen: https://www.trefethen.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/TastingNotes-DryRiesling-2018.pdf Note that ABV doesn't line up with this offer: 12.4% vs. 12%. The two bottlings could be the exact same wine, labeled with those ...
by Nate Simon
October 15th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

This thread is beyond hilarious. Wine doesn’t sell out overnight and it’s deemed a failure. Well it's the first time it's happened after however many dozens of releases. I think it's noteworthy, is all. Could be the effect, as mentioned above, of folks confronting the harsh realities of over-exuber...
by Nate Simon
October 15th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

Considering there’s still 90 cases of #67 remaining, I have pretty low confidence in a new offer coming out today. I think this is the first real stinker offer we've had, right? Not that the wine is bad or anything, but it just didn't seem as tempting as they normally are. And usually DN shiner bot...
by Nate Simon
October 15th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scherrer Gewurz offer
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Scherrer Gewurz offer

Gave this a go. Compelling story, price is great. If it’s Fred-approved, probably worth a try! Any thoughts?
Also, “ All proceeds for these wines will be donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.”
by Nate Simon
October 14th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Kelli White’s “Napa Valley Then and Now”
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: WTB: Kelli White’s “Napa Valley Then and Now”

HoosJustinG wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Amazon pricing is always out of control on this book, and looking for a single copy.
https://www.wallywine.com/napa-valley-t ... white.html
by Nate Simon
October 14th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: WineInsiders.com
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Retailer check: WineInsiders.com

I just saw that Amex offer. $20 back when you spend $20+. Up to 3 times. I didn't see anything I knew and it looked like the highest priced wine was under $20. Update: I went for a 6-pack, "summer reds" or some such thing. Less than $10 per bottle delivered, so why not? In short, I wish I hadn't. G...
by Nate Simon
October 14th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 793
Views: 40403

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Would love to get in on the Mount Eden chardonnay they have but am waiting to use my referral credits on more expensive bottles. I am hoping they get some 2016 Hillside Select so I can snag a few more bottles with the discounts and Amex offer. Serious question, why does this matter? Unless I am mis...
by Nate Simon
October 14th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 793
Views: 40403

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Would love to get in on the Mount Eden chardonnay they have but am waiting to use my referral credits on more expensive bottles. I am hoping they get some 2016 Hillside Select so I can snag a few more bottles with the discounts and Amex offer. Serious question, why does this matter? Unless I am mis...
by Nate Simon
October 14th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 793
Views: 40403

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Would love to get in on the Mount Eden chardonnay they have but am waiting to use my referral credits on more expensive bottles. I am hoping they get some 2016 Hillside Select so I can snag a few more bottles with the discounts and Amex offer. Serious question, why does this matter? Unless I am mis...
by Nate Simon
October 14th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 239
Views: 12249

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Berserkers: “Travel shock!” “Bottle shock!” “Improperly decanted!” “Too cold!” “Too warm!” “Too young!” Also Berserkers: “I opened this Napa Cabernet 3 months after bottling and 1 hour after it was delivered, and it wasn’t a completely mind-blowing experience! This producer is a charlatan!” Not sur...
by Nate Simon
October 13th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 239
Views: 12249

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Berserkers:
“Travel shock!”
“Bottle shock!”
“Improperly decanted!”
“Too cold!”
“Too warm!”
“Too young!”

Also Berserkers:
“I opened this Napa Cabernet 3 months after bottling and 1 hour after it was delivered, and it wasn’t a completely mind-blowing experience! This producer is a charlatan!”
by Nate Simon
October 12th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 20
Views: 1028

Re: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

Greg Gardner wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 3:09 pm
So, besides Bedrock (of course), Dirty and Rowdy, Desire Lines, and Ridge - does anyone else get fruit from Evangelho who bottles it as a vineyard designate?
Dashe, Neyers, Precedent, Three.
by Nate Simon
October 9th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Copain closeout at K&L
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: PSA: Copain closeout at K&L

Robert M yers wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 1:28 pm
What’s the hidden price
$20.
by Nate Simon
October 9th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Copain closeout at K&L
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

PSA: Copain closeout at K&L

by Nate Simon
October 8th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 239
Views: 12249

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Point of order...
When somebody posts “I drank a #[x],” can we also post the variety (and preferably appellation)?
I personally can’t remember what each of the dozens of numbered wines is.
by Nate Simon
October 8th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

[/quote]You certainly don’t see many top producers touting the fact that their wines are sterile filtered! [/quote] This is demonstrably false. First of all, the frequency with which sterile filtration is applied is unknown, because the winery is not obligated in anyway to disclose it. While winerie...
by Nate Simon
October 3rd, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis R says riesling is better
Replies: 45
Views: 1750

Re: Jancis R says riesling is better

R. Frankel wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 11:28 am
The market is waking up to German Riesling.
I’ve been hearing this for >25 years.
by Nate Simon
October 3rd, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis R says riesling is better
Replies: 45
Views: 1750

Re: Jancis R says riesling is better

Not this again! This is one of the most preposterous opinions that I see on this board, and it pops up with some regularity. First of all, I would perhaps agree that it might be in the top five, but only if you exclude all red wines. Also, arguing that something from Germany is inherently superior t...
by Nate Simon
October 2nd, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 529
Views: 57756

Re: #GlassFire

by Nate Simon
October 2nd, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

Yours, MatthewT, de Négoce cult leader You should just permanently change your signature to reflect your leadership status in the cult for everyone Matt. On an unrelated note, where do you stand on the pronunciation of de Negoce? In line with Cam or nay? Not this again! "In line with Cam?" Well, si...
by Nate Simon
October 1st, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

I haven't heard of any high end winery using filtered as something good... Actually, it happens all the time. Wineries have different reasons for using it. There are different levels of filtration, ranging from just getting out sediment and big stuff, down to levels that will remove microbes. Botto...
by Nate Simon
September 30th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: deNegoce email re: heat stabilization
Replies: 30
Views: 1797

Re: deNegoce email re: heat stablization

I’m not pretending to know the answer. However, anyone know of actual evidence that would support or refute this assertion?
by Nate Simon
September 28th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 529
Views: 57756

Re: #GlassFire

by Nate Simon
September 28th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 529
Views: 57756

Re: #GlassFire

by Nate Simon
September 28th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

Wine Berserkers has a "post new topic" function so that you can easily post a new thread in which you troll Board members for gender-based marketing intel. I suggest you use that functionality whenever you feel the need to promote yourself. Wine Berserkers has a "Private Message" function so that y...
by Nate Simon
September 28th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 529
Views: 57756

Re: #GlassFire

I wonder if Dario Sattui would like to clarify his past statements...
https://napavalleyregister.com/communit ... bc864.html
by Nate Simon
September 28th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

Here is a reflection that I'd welcome your thoughts on. When I look at A) the first names in this discussion thread, B) the names of members in my wine club in Singapore and C) the names of those who have signed up on Case Splitter (http://www.casesplitter.com/start-sharing-case), there is a clear ...
by Nate Simon
September 27th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 9:41 pm
Nate Simon wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Please go away.
Thank you for your valuable contribution to this thread, Nate. Very solid effort.
You are welcome.
by Nate Simon
September 27th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

Here is a reflection that I'd welcome your thoughts on. When I look at A) the first names in this discussion thread, B) the names of members in my wine club in Singapore and C) the names of those who have signed up on Case Splitter (http://www.casesplitter.com/start-sharing-case), there is a clear ...
by Nate Simon
September 27th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

I think the bulk wine market is going to keep going up in price. New fire overnight in Napa that is 0% contained. It is threatening the St. Helena AVA now. Glad I loaded up the DN cases as of now. Very smart of Cam to expand his offering outside of CA. Excited about the WA wines. The Vinography art...
by Nate Simon
September 27th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 529
Views: 57756

Re: #GlassFire

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by Nate Simon
September 27th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!
Replies: 61
Views: 2618

Re: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!

MTP
Aaron Pott
Ed Kurtzman
by Nate Simon
September 27th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 529
Views: 57756

Re: #GlassFire

From SF news station KRON: The County of Napa has issued evacuation orders for thousands of people. Anyone in the following areas need to leave immediately. All of Crystal Springs Rd and North Fork Crystal Spring Rd. Silverado Trail from Larkmead Ln to Deer Park Rd. Deer Park Rd to Crystal Springs R...
by Nate Simon
September 25th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New (to me) podcast on the wine biz
Replies: 4
Views: 454

New (to me) podcast on the wine biz

Happened to stumble upon this one. It appears to be relatively new. The hosts seem pretty knowledgeable, and I particularly enjoyed this episode with Brian from Claudine Wines, discussing the ins and outs of the negociant trade... https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/xchateau-navigating-the-busines...
by Nate Simon
September 25th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

We've airlifted 7 of the Claudine wines into Singapore, 5 of the de Négoce wines plus 4 shiners that have been offered to our club to see if we want them. I figure this is a lost-in-translation thing, but just say shipped or air freight. This isn't a military operation. I actually have a wealthy fr...
by Nate Simon
September 25th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

What promotion is Andres gaining with the case splitter app? Just you wait until the Case Splitter IPO. Then you'll see what a mistake we've made by allowing this to happen I am happy to announce the debut of my new service, Bottle Splitter. It’s very simple. Sign up for the list, and I will drink ...
by Nate Simon
September 25th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

Unfortunate that DN seems to be playing the allocation game. I’m probably out for the foreseeable future. I’m probably out too. I’ve only bought 4 cases. But, I always thought I had a chance to get that ‘special’ offer. Now the special offers go to a select few. I do not want the inferior deals. I ...
by Nate Simon
September 24th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

Unfortunate that DN seems to be playing the allocation game. I’m probably out for the foreseeable future.
by Nate Simon
September 24th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

It’s been mentioned here many times that occasionally a wine will be listed as “sold out,” only to be relisted later with additional cases available. Cam has said that these winds are being sold before they are bottled. Could this “relisting” indicate that, seeing high demand, he has made some chang...
by Nate Simon
September 24th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1796

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

Well, since it’s a wine board...
by Nate Simon
September 24th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1796

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

Something in your browsing history probably hints that you like some “junk in the cellar.”
by Nate Simon
September 21st, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1805

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

On behalf of doctors everywhere, I apologize for these heathens.
by Nate Simon
September 19th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”
Replies: 16
Views: 1601

Re: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”

In Pursuit Of Discernment.
by Nate Simon
September 17th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

Fairly astonished that anyone in Napa is making a 12.5% red wine.
by Nate Simon
September 15th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6111
Views: 353892

Re: de Negoce offer

Y’all need a real hobby.
by Nate Simon
September 13th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 793
Views: 40403

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Anyone know if they ever “renew” the Amex offers? I used mine up (3 in total), but would very possibly use more if given the opportunity.

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