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by Alan Newman
September 22nd, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 148
Views: 8454

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Skipped many other offers to be ready for this one- 6 Shifflet!
by Alan Newman
August 24th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3861
Views: 390875

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

Any guess what the latest $16 Oregon Pinot offering might be? Sounds interesting. Pretty vague clues, my guess is Drouhin? Was guessing the "special designation" was a WS "Smart Buy" or "Highly Recommended". But couldn't find anything in the price range that matched. Maybe it's a Wine Enthusiast sp...
by Alan Newman
August 15th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4404
Views: 253599

Re: de Negoce offer

No question that's where the best value will come from. But given I do not have a lot of Syrah in my closet and no de Negoce Syrah and given we know it's Pride with it's 60-70 price point and stellar reviews, it's a no brainer for me. Where are you seeing the "stellar reviews"? I checked CT and the...
by Alan Newman
August 15th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4404
Views: 253599

Re: de Negoce offer

There' so much good Syrah out there- thinking Bedrock & Carlisle- with their entry-level bottles ~$20. Sticking with the cabs which I think have better odds of being good values, given the generally higher cost of cabernet.
by Alan Newman
July 11th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4404
Views: 253599

Re: de Negoce offer

Toby P wrote:
July 11th, 2020, 7:56 am
I generally find it's easier to get excellent pinot in the <$30 range than premium cabernet / bordeaux blends.
Agreed.
by Alan Newman
July 8th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4404
Views: 253599

Re: de Negoce offer

I thought I did summer hold for _all_ of my orders, and just got notice that #8 is shipping. Sent an email to support to see if they can stop it, but UPS status is "In Transit". Too late! It's hot in NorCal! Not sure why they ship when it's hot. They should have offered to hold- I would have gladly ...
by Alan Newman
July 5th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4404
Views: 253599

Re: de Negoce offer

Josh Grossman wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 11:28 am
Did an email go out for #17? I didn't receive it. I can click the link above and get to the buy it page--but there is no option for a summer hold and currently it says shipping is free... I don't think I deleted it?
Ditto!
by Alan Newman
June 25th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539625

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

Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2018 NAPA | CALIFORNIA $49.95 - 750ML Offered on First Bottle Anyone know what the price was on release from the winery or is this first time offered? I never received an offer for the 2018, but the previous vintages were $50. Strange that the 2018 appears on First...
by Alan Newman
June 19th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 58
Views: 4750

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

I was on the Waiting List, but was offered a case in the Spring. Bought it. But no "Save the Date" email for me. Emailed them to see what is going on. please post/let me know what they tell you, thanks. same boat! following. Here's the response: "You are high up on our Waiting List to receive a ful...
by Alan Newman
June 17th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 58
Views: 4750

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

I was on the Waiting List, but was offered a case in the Spring. Bought it. But no "Save the Date" email for me. Emailed them to see what is going on.
by Alan Newman
June 2nd, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151094

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

I activated RMN offers for Wine.com on 5/19 and ordered from Wine.Com later that same day. Offers show as activated in my RMN account, but nothing about Wine.com telling RMN that I made a purchase. It hasn't bee 45 days so I'll try to be patient.
by Alan Newman
May 28th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers Marie offer just hit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1943

Re: Rivers Marie offer just hit!

Strange- I've bought I thought every release, but no offer for me.
by Alan Newman
May 23rd, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane offer
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Re: Limerick Lane offer

Looks sold out to me.
by Alan Newman
May 19th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151094

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

There's also an 11% cash back on Retailmenot now. Just got bumped up from 7%. Worth seeing if it will apply to the 100/300 There was also a 15% off new StewardShip at RMN. Hopefully, that works too. With the $100 off coupon, $30 off from Amex and 11% (15% for StewardShip?) worked out quite well. Pl...
by Alan Newman
May 8th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4404
Views: 253599

Re: de Negoce offer

In for a case as well. ~$17/bottle including shipping. Has got to be a reasonable deal and possibly a screaming deal. $90 at the winery?
by Alan Newman
May 6th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 12122

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

To me, KL auction inventory looks low. For example, Burgs today are sitting at only 27 lots (usually 60-120 lots), and most are Rousseau, Dujac etc with either 1 bid or none. Perhaps the auctions are softening? Not sure. Take it from someone who regularly goes through every K&L auction lot ;) K&L h...
by Alan Newman
May 5th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Vincent - New Deals for MAY!
Replies: 52
Views: 5330

Re: Vincent - New Deals for MAY!

sorry to be a pain but still not working for me. The link in your post is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/registe

Geeky suggestion: go to Bitly.com, copy your long URL into the blank box, and post the shortened one:
https://bitly.com
by Alan Newman
May 5th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Vincent - New Deals for MAY!
Replies: 52
Views: 5330

Re: Vincent - New Deals for MAY!

Vincent- I tried to register but the link doesn't look right. I get an error in Zoom.
Link in your post is: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/registe
by Alan Newman
May 5th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Vincent - New Deals for MAY!
Replies: 52
Views: 5330

Re: Vincent - New Deals for MAY!

Vincent- I tried to register but the link doesn't look right. I get an error in Zoom.
Link in your post is: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/registe
by Alan Newman
April 28th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4492

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

I have had trouble with PMs too- but it was my error. I hit "Submit" and didn't notice the error message that I was missing a "Subject".
by Alan Newman
April 28th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4492

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Deciding between:
2010 Carlisle Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley
2011 Carlisle Mourvèdre Bedrock Vineyard Sonoma Valley
by Alan Newman
April 24th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14455
Views: 709734

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Coudert Pere 'Clos de la Roilette' Fleurie Cuvee Tardive (6 more)
by Alan Newman
April 23rd, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhone Rangers Zoom Tasting with Tercero & Halcon - Recorded Video Available now
Replies: 68
Views: 2299

Re: Rhone Rangers Zoom Tasting with Tercero & Halcon - 4/23 @ 5pmPT

@Paul: I'm going to open a 2013 Syrah. How long in the decanter would your recommend?

Alan
by Alan Newman
April 20th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 111
Views: 3747

Re: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

2012 Sugarloaf or Las Madres? Both 100% whole cluster. Decisions, decisions.
by Alan Newman
April 7th, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 10535

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

I'm trying to decide between a 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Sonoma Coast. Any would be a treat. Leaning towards the 2010, just because it is the oldest.
by Alan Newman
April 6th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Vincent - New Deals for MAY!
Replies: 52
Views: 5330

Re: Vincent Spring Pre-release Redux

Just ordered a mixed 6 pack.

Thanks to Vincent for helping me decide what to buy!

My first from this winery- excited to try them.
by Alan Newman
February 18th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date: 2018 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay
Replies: 31
Views: 2597

Re: Save The Date: 2018 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay

blainemorris wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Oh the horror, long time list member, got the invite today, and website is saying my email is not valid! Yikes, the SC sells out quick... Help me RM!
Ditto! Emailed Will minutes ago.
by Alan Newman
February 18th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14455
Views: 709734

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2x Rhys Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 (at auction)
by Alan Newman
February 13th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 12769

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

Morgan- hoping to see the release notes early, so I can plan the damage to my credit.

And congratulations on the stellar AG scores!
by Alan Newman
February 11th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 12769

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

I was curious about the Desire Lines 2018 LICHAU HILL CABERNET SAUVIGNON, PETALUMA GAP.

No other winery appears to make a wine from that vineyard (at least nothing in CT).

Anyone have any experience with Lichau Hill?
by Alan Newman
February 10th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape glut: Time to rip out the vines?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Grape glut: Time to rip out the vines?

This article specifically mentions Napa & Sonoma:
https://sf.eater.com/2020/2/10/21131630 ... es-surplus
by Alan Newman
February 7th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Replies: 102
Views: 10278

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

Per Wine Spectator: 7,500 cases imported.

How many cases have WBers bought? ;-)
by Alan Newman
February 4th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3302

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Kevin Porter wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Thanks for the heads-up.

Off topic (but this is Berserkers) would you be willing to name your other must purchase? I have you to thank for my interest in Birichino and I'm very glad for that.
I started buying Birichino because of Jim too. Love the Grenache!
by Alan Newman
February 4th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3302

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Alan, I buy a case of the Ribbon Ridge Pinot every year. On pre-release, it’s $22/bottle. I have found that I drink them too fast but when I get down to 4-5, I start pushing them back in the cellar so that, several years later, I can witness their development - and they always do. I also get some o...
by Alan Newman
February 4th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3302

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

I buy from two mailing lists a year, this is one of them. Character driven wines that last and develop at sane prices. Highly recommended. (I have no affiliation with the winery.) Best, Jim https://mailchi.mp/89aec3c3a565/new-vincent-wines-fall-pre-release-offer-3497961?e=ac25395138 Jim, Would appr...
by Alan Newman
January 28th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9393

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

More Di Co 2017 (and the Montecillo this morning)
Wilde Farms Bedrock Heritage (have purchased the Syrah but never the Bedrock)
Briceland Ishi Pishi Syrah (have purchased the Pinots but never the Syrah)
by Alan Newman
January 22nd, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley
Replies: 66
Views: 7686

Re: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley

Well over the past 10 years we have seen the number of critics behind a pay wall increase exponentially and they’re all chasing a decreasing readership pool since the under 35 year old consumer mostly rejects the old guard of wine criticism. If I don't like or need what is behind a paywall, I don't...
by Alan Newman
January 20th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 581
Views: 48033

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Corey N. wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 9:49 am
I hope you like the wine as much as I did. I've had this bottling a few times and it's only getting better. FWIW, Ishi Pishi Ranch and Ronda's Vineyard are my two favorite sites from where Andrew sources fruit.
Have a few 2014 Ronda's from a previous BD Day, but haven't cracked one yet.
by Alan Newman
January 20th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 581
Views: 48033

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

[*] 2015 Briceland Vineyards Syrah Ishi Pishi Ranch - USA, California, North Coast, Humboldt County (12/25/2019) Simply fantastic. Dark red fruits with a pronounced hebal influence of oregano and sage. Incredibly savory and calls to mind the Northern Rhone moreso than California. Blind, this is a r...
by Alan Newman
December 28th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 140
Views: 13958

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

2018 Cabs, 2016 Barbarescos & 2016 CdPs.
by Alan Newman
December 26th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Qupe Mags at KL
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: PSA: Qupe Mags at KL

Grabbed 6 of the Roussanne mags- thanks Dan!

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