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by Alan Newman
July 20th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 33
Views: 3016

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Thanks Morgan!

My wallet says "ouch" and my cellar says "there's plenty of room for more Bedrock".
by Alan Newman
July 20th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 33
Views: 3016

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Morgan- any chance we can get the release notes early? I personally enjoy planning my purchases. :-)
by Alan Newman
June 27th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11247
Views: 510045

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x 2016 Capbern
6x Roederer Anderson Valley

Good prices at Total Wine.
by Alan Newman
June 24th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11247
Views: 510045

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x 2017 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay Jack's Hill ($16 at Wine Library and free shipping!)
by Alan Newman
June 18th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11247
Views: 510045

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x Charvin CdP 2016
by Alan Newman
June 10th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Michael Manix wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 9:23 am
I feel like they hit the nail on the head every once in awhile and produce something that drinks well above price point. Not every vintage but often enough that I make it a point to try every year.
Michael- have you tried the 2016? That's what is available near me.

TIA.
by Alan Newman
June 7th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2030

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

My wife & I recently did a tasting with Anthony. I thought the Pinots were pretty good but pricey for what they were. On the other hand, I think the Syrahs are a good value.
by Alan Newman
May 27th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11247
Views: 510045

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 9:57 am
Alan Newman wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 9:49 am

2016 Gloria (great price after Total Wine's 20% off coupon and American Express $20 off $100)
Wow, didn’t know you could use both at same purchase!

Cool.
It's the Amex "Offer" added to the card, so Total Wine has no idea that I'm getting the $20 credit from Amex.
by Alan Newman
May 27th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11247
Views: 510045

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Fombrauge (K&L)
2016 Gloria (great price after Total Wine's 20% off coupon and American Express $20 off $100)
by Alan Newman
May 27th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 15531

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Alan... There are several. Your best bet is to peruse my article on 2018 Bordeaux if you haven’t already. https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/2019/05/2018-bordeaux-complete-guide-to-the-best-600-wines-of-the-vintage/ Thanks Jeff- found this page and it was very helpful: https://www.thewinecellarin...
by Alan Newman
May 26th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 15531

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Jeff Leve wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 9:18 am
Having tasted and posted on the best 600 wines of the vintage, at least in my eyes, or should I say palate, there are several wines to buy, at various price levels that warrant purchasing.
Jeff- would greatly appreciate your list of values in 2018!

Alan
by Alan Newman
May 20th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries

Bedrock Heritage 2017 for something different but with aging capabilities.
by Alan Newman
May 18th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3445
Views: 309020

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I wonder if wineries are sitting on boatloads of unsold wine? If so we are likely to see more of these closeouts. I completely agree, especially with the bountiful 2018 harvest in California. I was just wine tasting in Murphys and the “current release” at all of the wineries I visited was 2014 for ...
by Alan Newman
April 14th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22160

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I thought I was really making an effort, but then I looked at CT. Up 102 this year. Good news is that no purchases in April, and I leave for a week+ vacation in Switzerland today. I don't expect to buy anything there, so I have a good chance at zero for April. Just hope I don't get any tempting emai...
by Alan Newman
April 14th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 2198

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

Since I buy most of my bottles online/direct, bottle weight/size is irrelevant to the purchase decision. When they arrive, I do prefer the lightweight Bordeaux bottles. When I pull out a larger bottle from my wine fridge, they often move the bottles around them and that is annoying. However, I do sh...
by Alan Newman
March 19th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case

YLee wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 9:07 am
Alan Newman wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 9:05 am
Anyone else having trouble accessing the Casemates site? Been down for me all morning.
Nope. Was and still am able to access https://casemates.com
Maybe typo?
AT&T Internet issue. Claim they will resolve it late today.
by Alan Newman
March 19th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case

Anyone else having trouble accessing the Casemates site? Been down for me all morning.
by Alan Newman
February 25th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10161

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Michael Martin wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 7:39 pm
No wishlist for me. 😔
What did you ask for?
by Alan Newman
February 7th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 452
Views: 44949

Re: Official WTSO thread

Bought 4 of the Seven Hills Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Seven Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley.

Liked the old vine story, the CT reviews were good and the scores were consistently good.
by Alan Newman
February 6th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 5583

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Not sure when I got on the list, but enjoyed a 2010 Mataro last night. Order in for 6 including one each of the Mission and Refosco.
by Alan Newman
February 2nd, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Enfield Release Open
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

Re: Enfield Release Open

In for 4 of the Pinots. You guys are a bad influence!
by Alan Newman
January 27th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: newbie BEVELA WINES BD10 offer 35% off and more!!
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: newbie BEVELA WINES BD10 offer 35% off and more!!

In for the Alchemy & the Matela Teroldego- looking forward to trying these wines.
by Alan Newman
January 26th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Wilde farm BD 10 - Sold Out!
Replies: 31
Views: 2068

Re: Wilde farm BD 10

Order in for the Syrah- thanks Loren!
by Alan Newman
December 13th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7046
Views: 405272

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Bought the Isaac Fernandez Biutiful Brut Rose NV. Sounded like a good summertime quaffer.
by Alan Newman
November 24th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Invino Offer on Tensley Syrah
Replies: 25
Views: 1470

Re: Invino Offer on Tensley Syrah

In for 6 Grenache with $5 shipping. Couldn't resist.
by Alan Newman
November 9th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 5410

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

The shipments I’ve gotten from Groskopf Logistics have been from Dirty and Rowdy. Not Congruence. Must be D&R. But doesn't explain my other 2 boxes. Will have to wait a few weeks for the mystery to be solved. Hi Alan, One of those boxes was from us (Dirty and Rowdy). Thanks a ton for the order! We ...
by Alan Newman
November 9th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Library Pass- Game Changer
Replies: 152
Views: 12111

Re: Wine Library Pass- Sale - Game Changer

mattcitrang wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 7:28 am
Alan Newman wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 6:38 am
mattcitrang wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 6:47 am
35th Anniversary Sale - WL Library Pass for 1 yr free shipping on sale $35.

https://winelibrary.com/library-pass
Looks like that deal expired- shows as $99 for me.
Did you try calling them?
Sent an email to orders@winelibrary.com, and got the $35 pass. Easy-peasy.
by Alan Newman
November 8th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 5410

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

Mike Evans wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 6:43 pm
The shipments I’ve gotten from Groskopf Logistics have been from Dirty and Rowdy.
Not Congruence. Must be D&R.

But doesn't explain my other 2 boxes. Will have to wait a few weeks for the mystery to be solved.
by Alan Newman
November 8th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 5410

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

My offsite storage just told me that I received 3 boxes yesterday, but I only have one notification of shipment. I had arranged for 2 wineries to ship this week. I received a FedEx notice from "GROSKOPF LOGISTICS", and not sure which winery that is. I guess I'll find out soon enough, but kind of ann...
by Alan Newman
November 8th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Library Pass- Game Changer
Replies: 152
Views: 12111

Re: Wine Library Pass- Sale - Game Changer

mattcitrang wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 6:47 am
35th Anniversary Sale - WL Library Pass for 1 yr free shipping on sale $35.

https://winelibrary.com/library-pass
Looks like that deal expired- shows as $99 for me.
by Alan Newman
November 2nd, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries in Murphys?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Wineries in Murphys?

I like: Gossamer Cellars: Doing pretty much every grape that no one else is doing in Murphys. Particularly like their Nebbiolo. Winemaker is typically pouring, so nice experience. Milliaire: Wide variety of modestly priced wines. I really like their Alicante Bouschet. They have a sparkling and Gewur...
by Alan Newman
October 18th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3445
Views: 309020

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Garagiste selling Syrah. K&L now has the Pinot that Garagiste was selling a while ago.
by Alan Newman
October 18th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3445
Views: 309020

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

K&L now has the same Wind Gap Pinot for $17:
https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1382723

Guess Garagiste didn't take the entire inventory.

[no connection to anyone]
by Alan Newman
October 3rd, 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caterwaul, new project from Rivers Marie with Regusci Vineyard fruit
Replies: 69
Views: 7135

Re: Caterwaul, new project from Rivers Marie with Regusci Vineyard fruit

Alan Newman wrote:
October 3rd, 2018, 1:08 pm
Tried to access my allocation but keep getting a web site error.
I was a week early as Will explained upthread.
by Alan Newman
October 3rd, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caterwaul, new project from Rivers Marie with Regusci Vineyard fruit
Replies: 69
Views: 7135

Re: Caterwaul, new project from Rivers Marie with Regusci Vineyard fruit

Tried to access my allocation but keep getting a web site error.
by Alan Newman
September 21st, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3445
Views: 309020

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Bought lots of the previous Wind Gaps, but didn't like the CT reviews.
by Alan Newman
September 5th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailer/Allocation time coming again?
Replies: 105
Views: 5903

Re: Mailer/Allocation time coming again?

Anthill offer hit today.
by Alan Newman
August 30th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3445
Views: 309020

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Tried to figure it out, but couldn't find a wine-by-the-glass menu for Blackberry Farm. Bit anyway.
by Alan Newman
August 23rd, 2018, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tercero library tasting with Larry in OC
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Re: Tercero library tasting with Larry in OC

I see a Tercero tasting at K&L in San Francisco on September 20th. Larry- I need a tasting at K&L in Redwood City! (or Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View) Just so you know? I just confirmed a tasting at the Redwood City store for Friday, September 21st. Bam! Cheers Excellent! See you there!
by Alan Newman
August 22nd, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tercero library tasting with Larry in OC
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Re: Tercero library tasting with Larry in OC

I see a Tercero tasting at K&L in San Francisco on September 20th.

Larry- I need a tasting at K&L in Redwood City! (or Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View)
by Alan Newman
August 22nd, 2018, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott 2017 release live
Replies: 33
Views: 1655

Re: Walter Scott 2017 release live

Looks like shipping is $60 for 6 bottles to NorCal. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
by Alan Newman
August 18th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3445
Views: 309020

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I did get a confirmation for the Grenache, but still nothing on the Syrah. Anyone else get a confirmation on the Syrah? Ditto, Grenache confirmation, waiting on the Syrah. [dontknow.gif] I think you and then me meant Pinot Noir, not Syrah. This is regarding the two Wind Gap offers, right? The first...
by Alan Newman
August 17th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3445
Views: 309020

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Thanks to you two I upped my quantity from 4 bottles to half a case. Thanks for sharing the enthusiasm on this one. Went in for a case as well. Seemed like a "can't miss" buy at the price point. Here's hoping. I did get a confirmation for the Grenache, but still nothing on the Syrah. Anyone else ge...
by Alan Newman
August 17th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3445
Views: 309020

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

And K&L has one of the Grenaches left for $30
https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1336793
by Alan Newman
August 17th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3445
Views: 309020

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Agreed. In for a case. Thanks to you two I upped my quantity from 4 bottles to half a case. Thanks for sharing the enthusiasm on this one. Went in for a case as well. Seemed like a "can't miss" buy at the price point. Here's hoping. I did get a confirmation for the Grenache, but still nothing on th...
by Alan Newman
August 15th, 2018, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3445
Views: 309020

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Dennis Borczon wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 5:02 am
FWIW. Very attractive deal on Wind Gap 2015 Pinot Noir. $13. Doubt there is a better deal out there for a nicely restrained AFWE pinot like Wind Gap.
Agreed. In for a case.
by Alan Newman
August 14th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 452
Views: 44949

Re: Official WTSO thread

Derek P wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 8:19 am
Anybody else just get the WTSO credits email? I was about to give up, but seems like I now have some incentive to purchase ...
I got $18.80.

Just looked at CT, and last time I bought from them was 2014.

Guess I will actually have to open their emails now.
by Alan Newman
August 11th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11247
Views: 510045

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 16 Ceritas Hellenthal Old Block Pinot

Never had a Ceritas Pinot, and prefer old rootstock generally.
by Alan Newman
August 9th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 10827

Your dumbest purchase

Some early purchases from Garagiste before I learned what I should buy. Script & Seal was my first blunder.

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