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by Robert M yers
October 18th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 51
Views: 4244

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

I’ve never gotten a Mag and I’ve been on for 12 years. I didn’t see the wish option on this release if there was one. Odd. Did you ever ask for them? My first vintage was 2003 and on my first letter I mailed in I wrote I'd be interested in mags or large formats and got an offer for Atlantis mags, f...
by Robert M yers
October 18th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 88
Views: 2598

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

A few thoughts: 1. Maybe ask the specific wineries you buy from not to ship in styro? 2. Get a little citrus oil or some acetone or any organic solvent and you can turn that big hunk of styro into a cup or two of hard plastic. The solvent lets the air out of the styrofoam and reduces it into a frac...
by Robert M yers
October 13th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11909
Views: 570323

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Re-load on Laherte Freres Rose De Meunier Extra Brut. This is killer stuff for a very moderate price
by Robert M yers
October 12th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 21
Views: 683

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

I just re-cork it with whatever traditional wine cork I have laying around. Using this method I’ve always had bottles last up to two nights. I.e. open on Friday bottle is still sound on a Sunday. Never tried stretching it longer than that. We do this to. I can’t imagine anything else working better...
by Robert M yers
October 12th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11886

Re: Ravenswood library offer

For the price curious, I've picked up several older bottles on Winebid in the past 1-2 years. They were quite affordable with limited to no bidder competition: 1991 Ravenswood Sangiacomo Vineyard Merlot $30 1996 Ravenswood Lalanne Zinfandel $24 1996 Ravenswood Wood Road/Belloni Zinfandel $30 2008 R...
by Robert M yers
October 11th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2486

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

Open one of each at least and possibly then save a couple to see what may happen in the future. These wines are hedonistic joy, I don’t think your missing anything by opening early. The wines will become different possibly, but not necessarily better. Save some for experiment and science but not to ...
by Robert M yers
October 11th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11886

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I think the BonnyDoon sale has me far too wishfully thinking.
by Robert M yers
October 11th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11886

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I think it was 1800 cases total, hopefully an fairly even distribution between the wines. My concern is the people who want to load up. Will there be a limit to how much someone buy to spread the love. Joel said up thread there will be bottle limits. Actually he said 2-6, depending on the wine. Not...
by Robert M yers
October 11th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11886

Re: Ravenswood library offer

With everyone wanting to load up, how much supply is there? Are we talking like many multiple cases of all cuvees or a smattering if each? I think it was 1800 cases total, hopefully an fairly even distribution between the wines. My concern is the people who want to load up. Will there be a limit to...
by Robert M yers
October 11th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59950

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Any idea what that lifetime spend number is? No, and honestly it's just a theory. I'm sure if you called them and asked they would tell you. I don't get the idea that they're trying to hide anything. It's actually in their best interests to tell you, if you think about it. Took me probably a year o...
by Robert M yers
October 10th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11886

Re: Ravenswood library offer

The story made it sound like he rescued them off the scrap pile, so I’m hoping if that’s the case prices will be very fair?
by Robert M yers
October 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1629
Views: 91787

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

This is the case where it literally only takes one.
by Robert M yers
October 7th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 46
Views: 2258

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

Chris Seiber wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 9:49 pm
A. So wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 9:44 pm
John Glas wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 2:38 pm
You can get six of these for one Chave.
I'll take the Chave.
Aren’t they both 93 point wines?
Well done [rofl.gif]
by Robert M yers
October 7th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV

Any thoughts on the Arnoux-Lachaux Romanee Saint Vivant 2017. I have been offered one bottle at $1275.00 I wanted to buy the Aux Reignots but it it sold out. Adrian I sent you a private message and did not hear back from you and I will state my message again, perhaps because of my clumsiness with t...
by Robert M yers
October 7th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2223

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

I was thinking that too Robert, but it’s not a competition (even in good spirit) it’s a celebration. I think I’d do a J Schram, it’s not a wine I play in at the price but for your occasion seems perfect. Maybe pair it up with a Mag of Montelena Zinfandel which is relatively cheap and cover the Zin a...
by Robert M yers
October 7th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6201

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Does Costco do case discounts?
by Robert M yers
October 7th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 37
Views: 3175

Re: Wine searcher

Is anybody else having trouble today? I keep getting error 503, I’m trying to search some wine here don’t they know this is an emergency?
by Robert M yers
October 7th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 67
Views: 4918

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

DavidFrankil wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 10:31 am
I'm getting a $138 shipping quote - is there a special code to use to get the $20 a case flat rate?
It should adjust (credit) on the final page if you have the right number of bottles. For me it didn’t count Magnums as 2 bottles.
by Robert M yers
October 7th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1374

Re: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?

G. Keeler wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 3:35 pm
I’ve been looking at a lot of grills lately because we are planning a backyard refresh. We settled on the Kalamazoo hybrid. My buddy has one and it’s awesome.
If you “settled” for the Kalamazoo what else was in the running :)
by Robert M yers
October 7th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3644

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

And thus why I mentioned that Napa needs to make a hard choice, Bordeaux has. In reality So has Napa, but some just don’t want to accept what it mostly is at this point. Everybody clamors over McDonald because they are one family farm left. This isn’t some quaint local farming community that’s being...
by Robert M yers
October 6th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 67
Views: 4918

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

I’m trying o save some $$$ for the upcoming Ravenswood sale or I’d go back for another case. I’m wondering what kind of pricing that offering may have though?
by Robert M yers
October 6th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3644

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

Maybe Napa should decide what they want to be as it Doesn’t seem like any Ag community I know. If you wish to be Disneyland for grape growers then you need to deal with that directly and honestly. The cat is probably too far out of the bag to go back to being an honest to goodness farming community....
by Robert M yers
October 5th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 410
Views: 19989

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I thought the same math as you originally (I deleted my post right after), but it was explained up thread although there are nuances I still don't follow. I think it’s also assumed that the system will absorb some of the tariff. I order quite a bit from direct small direct importers and I’d hate to ...
by Robert M yers
October 5th, 2019, 2:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 410
Views: 19989

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Seems like a reasonable resolution might be to split the tariff between retailer and customer even if customer is free and clear legally. 25% seems like it would wipe any profit out, but half that might make it feasible to stay afloat while still making a sliver of profit in a bad situation. When I ...
by Robert M yers
October 4th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6201

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

brodie thomson wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Picked some for US$137 from a local retailer having a 20% sale
This is the type of deal I’m holding out for, afraid it may not come my way though at this point.
by Robert M yers
October 4th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 410
Views: 19989

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Couldn’t the procurement of luxury items just hold off on import until after the allowed amount has been met each year? Let the industry who cannot afford to wait pay the tax first...will it become a waiting game? Dan, my wife said is was in the grocery today buying some wine and a guy came in and b...
by Robert M yers
October 4th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 67
Views: 4918

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

Thanks for the heads up Nate, took down a couple of cases for easy drinking stuff. I was surprised to see French oak chips listed on the Cigare Volante?
by Robert M yers
October 3rd, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3169

Re: Beta Wine Release?

New will always be hot. Not to mention the relative price difference, cheap(ish) Napa Cabernet vs the most expensive WA syrah.
by Robert M yers
October 3rd, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 410
Views: 19989

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

If car parts were also part of tariff structure...
Maybe there’s a line in relation to new/used items. Even though old release wine is not “used” you might make that case for second hand items?
by Robert M yers
October 3rd, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 410
Views: 19989

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I'm not asking about the politics of it. I'm asking what the current law says under these tariffs and how the mechanics would work. If someone imports a big cellar from Europe on Oct 16, with lots of different old bottles, what will customs tell them? I think the previous answer which included in t...
by Robert M yers
October 3rd, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 410
Views: 19989

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

So Airbus/Europe cheat Boeing and the legal process results in how much money to my pocketbook? [head-bang.gif]
by Robert M yers
October 2nd, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6201

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

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Not sure I see 50 extra bucks in that.
by Robert M yers
October 2nd, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11886

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Just signed up as well, hopefully not too late to get in. I’ve always heard about the early 90’s SVD and would love to try some.
by Robert M yers
October 2nd, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2253

Re: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015

I do not know the winery or the wines, but actions like this reflect a commitment to quality and customer service that is to be commended. It reminds me a little bit of the cork issue that Cayuse had with many of their 2015 wines. Such decisions are obviously expensive for the wineries in the short...
by Robert M yers
October 2nd, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3169

Re: Beta Wine Release?

I passed this morning as I was looking for the estate wine. I’m interested in the story but mainly as a farmer/winemaker so for me the purchased fruit wasn’t as enticing at the price point. I wonder why he has been sitting on these for so long?
by Robert M yers
October 1st, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16004

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

DanielP wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 8:42 am
I know 2015 is the exciting talk of the day, but is there any information on the 2016s? Theoretically those should've been released this year?
I’d imagine it’s Probably not the best time to offer anything else until the dust settles on this one.
by Robert M yers
September 26th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10197

Re: 2008 Salon

And Krug would stiff their growers and just not purchase fruit because of short term markets? Their game is long, something doesn’t add right here?
by Robert M yers
September 25th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3130

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

Pure speculation but with so many people on here saying they used to purchase, and few/none saying they still do.... how much inventory are they sitting on at that price? I suppose it’s possible but I refuse to believe but a handful of these California wineries are selling through at this price. Th...
by Robert M yers
September 24th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16004

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Faryan,
I can’t figure out who your talking about?
by Robert M yers
September 24th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3130

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

Pure speculation but with so many people on here saying they used to purchase, and few/none saying they still do.... how much inventory are they sitting on at that price? I suppose it’s possible but I refuse to believe but a handful of these California wineries are selling through at this price. Th...
by Robert M yers
September 24th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16004

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

If the wines eventually check out this whole thing will do nothing but increase the demand. Hipsters love a rogue hermit story and this thing has legend all over it.
by Robert M yers
September 24th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader Double Diamond release
Replies: 17
Views: 1114

Re: Schrader Double Diamond release

Lots of TRB estate wines (if that’s the goal) for around $75, I’d stay away from this one based on admittedly dated tasting experience.
by Robert M yers
September 24th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16004

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

your so hung up on the labeling issue which has nothing to do with what’s in
The bottle. We could give two shits about the label, I would drop ever mentioning that again, it’s not helping your conspiracy theories. .
by Robert M yers
September 24th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3130

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

Talk about a winery that has ridden the roller coaster. They navigated past the first vintage fiasco, became well known for decent Napa value and awesome visits. Raised prices through the roof and now you don’t hear a peep. Maybe we just aren’t the target market anymore? That seems like a hell of a ...
by Robert M yers
September 24th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16004

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Ok this has become a bummer of a thread. I have not even taken delivery of my 2015 Benetiere and already hate it. [wow.gif] I know, I’m hoping the “Panzer bottles” saves us. Fu’s mediocre Note has me clinging to some hope. I was sooooo looking forward to these too. I haven’t popped any 15 lately bu...
by Robert M yers
September 24th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10197

Re: 2008 Salon

dbailey wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 2:23 am
Feels a lot like we saw with some wines like ausone ten years ago. Was £18-20k/12 and now below £10k. I sold all my 96 salon bottles and mags yesterday.
Seems like a smart move, if I had any quantity I’d do the same.
by Robert M yers
September 23rd, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16316
Views: 422431

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Not yet drinking but luckily ran across a stash of Tilquin Mure, Gris, and Pinot today. Nice haul
by Robert M yers
September 23rd, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10197

Re: 2008 Salon

It’s not wine, they’ve chosen to make it a status symbol and I have no interest anymore, basically at any price. What is the opposite of FOMO?

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