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by brigcampbell
July 14th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1631
Views: 113183

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

I'm running out of cellar space (went large with the 2018 Napa Cabs), I've got smatterings of Carlisle going back to the 2015 vintage, any recommendations on the Zins? Any standout favorites? Sounds like Mike really likes the Pagani. If Brian Tuite jumps in here he can validate but I think 2018 zin...
by brigcampbell
July 8th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1295793

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

The 1942 La Tache that Bill Nanson and others have questioned... I actually said that, given how 'new' the labels looked, I'd want more info on the lots before bidding. I also have a lot of trust in Sotheby's work... I understand their problem with the picture quality in the pdf - a website is much...
by brigcampbell
July 1st, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7445

Re: Gary V. Again.

Whoa, Ken Brown brings it! All things I was thinking and then some. Great post. I think $15M might be a little rich. Not saying there isn't a track record for overpaying. Hello "craft beer" is the next big thing. But if constellation can make rose for $3 per bottle and stuff down the empathy channel...
by brigcampbell
July 1st, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7445

Re: Gary V. Again.

Gary's Empathy wines, not even a year old, sold to Constellation. Dude just prints money, wow. Sold his restaurant reservation system to AMEX last year too. Oh damn, HE was behind Resy?? Amazing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resy Resy was co-founded in 2014 by Ben Leventhal, co-founder of Eater.com...
by brigcampbell
July 1st, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some TNs: Rhys, Scherrer, Carlisle, Pisoni, Mouzon-Leroux, Bouchard, Marie-Courtin,
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Some TNs: Rhys, Scherrer, Carlisle, Pisoni, Mouzon-Leroux, Bouchard, Marie-Courtin,

I'll get to the rest of the notes soon. Loved the Carlisle PS, so good. Rhys vs. Pisoni PN was a good head to head battle. NV Rhys Ultra Brut Bearwallow Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (6/29/2020) Blind: thought it was big house champagne. Light to Medium gold color. Pours a...
by brigcampbell
July 1st, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7445

Re: Gary V. Again.

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 8:24 am
Gary's Empathy wines, not even a year old, sold to Constellation. Dude just prints money, wow.
Sold his restaurant reservation system to AMEX last year too.
by brigcampbell
June 24th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Pieropan Soave Classico (Italy, Veneto, Soave Classico)
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: TN: 2015 Pieropan Soave Classico (Italy, Veneto, Soave Classico)

Nice note. I haven't had Soave in many years, but your note reminds me to revisit it. Pieropan is mentioned a lot here so I will seek it out. P.S. Back in the late 70's , early 80's Soave was sort of an introduction to old world "serious" wine for the masses in the US. Bolla was the big producer. T...
by brigcampbell
June 23rd, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Henri Jouan Coteaux
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: TN: 2017 Henri Jouan Coteaux

YLee wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 8:09 pm
Crush wines

I've been looking for this and Racey. Just started so advice is greatly appreciated.
by brigcampbell
June 23rd, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Henri Jouan Coteaux
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: TN: 2017 Henri Jouan Coteaux

YLee wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 8:07 pm
This wine is high-toned floral, some petrichor, somewhat gamey with very delicious red fruit. Silky mouth feel with nice tannins. Beautiful wine to drink now with structure to age. Jouan is a producer you should have in your cellar. Killer QPR.
Where did you find this?
by brigcampbell
June 23rd, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting Impressions - 2018 Sandler Pinots - Over The Course Of A Week
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Tasting Impressions - 2018 Sandler Pinots - Over The Course Of A Week

Good job, I'm a loser because I drink as much of this stuff as anyone and have written many tasting notes over the years but Sandler is the house pinot and now I just don't write up notes on it as I should because I just rip a cork and enjoy carefree. And I love Ed! I will make a general comment on ...
by brigcampbell
June 21st, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine
Replies: 35
Views: 1495

Re: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine

2018 Tablas Creek Picpoul Blanc - USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Adelaida District (6/21/2020) Nice wine that reminds me of a cross between Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. But has a little bit of the petrol note and the high acid of a Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is a delicious pineapple ...
by brigcampbell
June 20th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1295793

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Looks like they made their cellar private. I knew that was going to happen if it was real so I downloaded it to pdf. It's actually a tragic story. Eric pinged me. That is a legit cellar and that person was a victim of Rudy. There are more than 1,200 bottles. Another Bill Koch? Bill Koch didn't own ...
by brigcampbell
June 19th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1295793

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Steve Gautier wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Looks like they made their cellar private.
I knew that was going to happen if it was real so I downloaded it to pdf.

It's actually a tragic story. Eric pinged me.

That is a legit cellar and that person was a victim of Rudy. There are more than 1,200 bottles.
by brigcampbell
June 19th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1295793

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Hey Don, Check out this guy's cellar. https://www.cellartracker.com/user.asp?iUserOverride=486936 The person is active, they were just in CT two days ago. here's a list of wines they have purchased from the store "Rudy Kurniawan" https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?iUserOverride=486936&Table=Purc...
by brigcampbell
June 19th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dr. Ben Ichinose's cellar up for auction
Replies: 40
Views: 3253

Re: Dr. Ben Ichinose's cellar up for auction

7 bottles of 45 drc rc... I wonder how many of those they still actually have at the domaine... There's a guy in cellartracker that has 10 bottles and 3 mags of '45 La Tache that he purchased from Rudy. [cheers.gif] Here's his cellar https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=List&iUserOverride=4...
by brigcampbell
June 19th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dr. Ben Ichinose's cellar up for auction
Replies: 40
Views: 3253

Re: Dr. Ben Ichinose's cellar up for auction

7 bottles of 45 drc rc... I wonder how many of those they still actually have at the domaine... There's a guy in cellartracker that has 10 bottles and 3 mags of '45 La Tache that he purchased from Rudy. [cheers.gif] Here's his cellar https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=List&iUserOverride=4...
by brigcampbell
June 19th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: New cool book on Champagne

Thank you Frank & Mr. Campbell for telling me about Wine Berserkers. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kind comments/messages, orders, requests & interests for my book. For the last 5 years, I have been traveling to Champagne & learned so many things I didn't learn f...
by brigcampbell
June 18th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine
Replies: 35
Views: 1495

Re: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine

I have a bottle of 2018 Tablas Creek - I'll rip the cork this weekend

The tasting notes on the various vintages are funny. Stuff like "paired with a burrito" or "nice with costco roasted chicken"

That's the way I roll. [cheers.gif]
by brigcampbell
June 16th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alois Kracher TBA
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Alois Kracher TBA

We really need Steve Nordhoff to see this thread, he knows his Kracher. I had them 3 times ranging from 15 to 25 years old. I really think it's a function of your palate (like older viscous sweet wine) and the amount of acid in the wine. The 2005 which I tasted in 2016 was very dark for it's age, IM...
by brigcampbell
June 16th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Cristal Go Through A "Lemony" Stage?
Replies: 39
Views: 1481

Re: Does Cristal Go Through A "Lemony" Stage?

This is for 2012 and there are a few others that tasted this if you click through. Lemon curd was a common theme. 2012 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut - France, Champagne (6/14/2020) Blind: guessed Cristal and no idea on the vintage. I wanted to say 08 or 09 but that was too obvious, went olde...
by brigcampbell
June 15th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Cristal, Marguet, Leroy, Collin, Prevost, Rhys, Big Basin, Marcassin, Diamond Creek...
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: TNs: Cristal, Marguet, Leroy, Collin, Prevost, Rhys, Big Basin, Marcassin, Diamond Creek...

1999 Stags' Leap Winery Ne Cede Malis - USA, California, Napa Valley (6/15/2020) Blind; after the train wreck with the diamond Creek cabernet Frank pulls this wine out and now I've got to push all in on petite sirah one more time. when he said it was Napa I immediately jumped on stag's leap. You ca...
by brigcampbell
June 14th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: 2012 Cristal

Okay, I pumped this out while watching over the grill. Blake, thank you for a great treat, you visiting the gang. And the champagne was terrific too. 2012 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut - France, Champagne (6/14/2020) Blind: guessed Cristal and no idea on the vintage. I wanted to say 08 or 09...
by brigcampbell
June 14th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: 2012 Cristal

I'll get a note up on this bottle.

Hey Blake, it was blind for me!

Excellent wine.
by brigcampbell
June 14th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: New cool book on Champagne

Okay, random comments.

I really want to meet Yoko, we don't need to talk about champagne, but she has to be a very entertaining person.

There is no other book in this style, it's fascinating

The content is substantial

It feels like she's reading a bedtime story to me about champagne

Bravo
by brigcampbell
June 11th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed
Replies: 55
Views: 2337

Re: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed

here you go! data http://ghdx.healthdata.org/record/ihme-data/gbd-2016-alcohol-use-estimates-1990-2016 Roughly 38% of the US population will eventually be diagnosed with cancer. If we round that up to 40% and for the sake of discussion assume that is the 0 drink baseline, I real the graph to indicat...
by brigcampbell
June 10th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weird grape blends
Replies: 27
Views: 857

Re: Weird grape blends

While you're at it... https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2724311 2007 Duval-Leroy Petit Meslier Champagne Authentis Brut 100% PETIT MESLIER This. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ZvyriJS_2/ This is going to be hard to find but I'll try. Petit Meslier and Pinot Meunier, made by Laherte Freres.
by brigcampbell
June 10th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weird grape blends
Replies: 27
Views: 857

Re: Weird grape blends

Bob C wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Jonata Todos.

Blend varies from year to year. 2015 vintage is: Syrah, Cab Franc, Peit Verdot, Sangiovese, Petit Sirah, Cab Sauv, Viognier.

Pretty solid bottle!
Todos means "everything" in Spanish. No false advertising there.
by brigcampbell
June 10th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weird grape blends
Replies: 27
Views: 857

Re: Weird grape blends

Welcome Pamela,

I have always found it odd that great Northerner Rhone syrah has viognier blended in.

i like both varieties but I won't think "hey, these need to be blended"
by brigcampbell
June 10th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 2991

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

I'm a sucker for Champagnes with a bready/yeasty quality. Which with these qualities would be recommended? Marguet The more you can cellar these, the toastier they tend to become. This is an amazing wine for bread... like standing in a rustic European bakery. $95 but worth it for the experience 201...
by brigcampbell
June 9th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 2991

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

Veuve is actually ok these days. The regular yellow label NV is just usually over priced since it became popular. The 08 regular vintage yellow label is actually excellent. I want to comment on this because I think regarding Veuve I tend to agree. The yellow NV isn't a bad wine that's been marketed...
by brigcampbell
June 8th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: Cellar Tracker Down?

luc@sl@belle wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Which email? I’m getting it on every log in.

Thanks!
support@cellartracker.com
by brigcampbell
June 8th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: Cellar Tracker Down?

jprusack wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 4:12 pm
had a bunch of 'prove you're not a bot' screens pop up for me in the last 24 hours...never saw that before.

perhaps i spend too much time on it : )
I think you can email eric and he'll add you to a safe list
by brigcampbell
June 8th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1295793

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I wonder if he'll pull that bottle out of the auction now that it's been noticed by some group of people. It would be an utter shame if it's actually sold. Oh, once Don lights a fire the smoke is visible around the globe. People will see that post, by various means, and then the "inquiries" come fl...
by brigcampbell
June 8th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 2991

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

Living in Coto you are a 10 to 15 minute drive to Envoyer so no shipping costs and easy to go back for more. It seems like a no brainer to start trying single bottles of grower champagnes to find others you like. Listen to your own pallette not someone elses and greg always has stuff on the shelf f...
by brigcampbell
June 5th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $25 Zinfandel
Replies: 40
Views: 1657

Re: Sub $25 Zinfandel

2018 may be the vintage to start experimenting with grocery store wines in the $15 range
by brigcampbell
June 1st, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summa Vineyard: "nothing like it- Thomas Rivers Brown
Replies: 18
Views: 1422

Re: Summa Vineyard: "nothing like it- Thomas Rivers Brown

For me, the best Pinot vineyard in CA. The older WS bottlings from here are fantastic. The RM versions are beautiful with a decade plus of aging. Our tasting group (which you are part of, but you knew that) has become very adept at spotting Summa OV blind. It's certainly distinctive and worthy of t...
by brigcampbell
June 1st, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom or Krug 168
Replies: 28
Views: 1885

Re: 2008 Dom or Krug 168

Paging FMIII... NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme - France, Champagne (5/31/2020) Seems unanimous 168 requires air. I tasted immediately after opening and wasn't thrilled. Nose of sliced almonds and something which I can't pin down. Two of the other champagne showed much better. Rev...
by brigcampbell
May 29th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus cries foul
Replies: 48
Views: 2368

Re: Caymus cries foul

Why doesn't Caymus just get a toaster oven, serve some Hot Pockets and call it good?? champagne.gif Maybe just some flapjacks, over which they can pour their wine? I live in Utah where our laws are crazy year round. All bars must offer food at all times. One place we used to go offered a microwaved...
by brigcampbell
May 29th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2789

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

I was referencing "my dick move" of noting that you had plagiarized Wikipedia.

I'll stop now, sorry.
by brigcampbell
May 29th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2789

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

total dick move on my part? Maybe she wrote the wikipedia version From Kelly's blog on Miraval https://thefinestitalianwine.com/celebrities-who-owns-wineries-brad-pit-and-angelina-jolie/ Château Miraval, a château and vineyard located in the village of Correns, just north of Brignoles, a village in ...
by brigcampbell
May 28th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2789

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

Oh by the way, Kelly is legit. Well, except that she's not using her real name...

https://thefinestitalianwine.com/
My Name is Kelly Chidi-Ogbonna, and I would like to formally welcome you to my blog.
by brigcampbell
May 28th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2789

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

I've been doing a series on celebrities who owns wineries and i recently found out President Trump owns one. https://thefinestitalianwine.com/celebrities-who-owns-wineries-donald-trump/ , well, technically, not anymore for its now owned and managed by his son, Eric Trump. I also found out his wines...
by brigcampbell
May 28th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Winemakers: Iodine in CA 'suspicious substance' now.
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Old School Winemakers: Iodine in CA 'suspicious substance' now.

iodine, red phosphorous, and sudafed is all it takes. https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs1/1467/1467t.htm The principal chemicals are ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, iodine, and red phosphorus. The required hydriodic acid in this variation of the hydriodic acid/red phosphorus method is produced ...
by brigcampbell
May 28th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1295793

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Screen Shot 2020-05-28 at 4.54.12 PM.png [popcorn.gif] they spelled the year correctly... the import label looks like it was printed on a mac... fonts are interesting? I'm guessing one of those fonts didn't exist in 1924 and the game will be over. It would take an expert in Typography 30 seconds to...
by brigcampbell
May 27th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Adhesive Technology...
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: New Adhesive Technology...

The wine label printers are our customers so I have no comment. LOL

BTW wine labels are one of the most complex packaging labels. Very high quality requiring high tech printing systems.

Only surpassed by packaging for diapers and baby formula which have to be exact and high-quality
by brigcampbell
May 26th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens
Replies: 21
Views: 1486

Re: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens

Eric Z. wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 6:28 am
Thanks all - slowly unwinding the trip. Will revisit this thread (and the trip) in 2021 (hopefully)
We're "booked" for Greece in May 2021, fingers crossed for all.
by brigcampbell
May 20th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1290

Re: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs

Blake, you know you're part of the gang here.

When you're ready let us know.

Arms wide open.
by brigcampbell
May 18th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Todd, you were on fire that night. You nailed a bunch of them.

FMIII - I can't find the thread....

I found this "Pisoni gets no love here"
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=161550
by brigcampbell
May 17th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 5PM PT / 8PM ET

They are awesome.

Frankie, we had him down at Basanti and we blinded him on of his own wines and he called it a burgundy!

Remember what that was? I think Andrew, Seiber, and the entire gang was there.

He brought all his wines in crumbled brown bags?

So great.
by brigcampbell
May 17th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rose Side By Side Tercero and Scherrer
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: TN: 2018 Rose Side By Side Tercero and Scherrer

I brought a mag of 2018 Tercero to a BBQ this weekend.

I pull up and open the back of the car and the mag rolls out and crashes on the drive at my feet... F me

I think Tercero and Liquid Farm make the two best rosé from California.

I have Scherrer in the garage somewhere. I'll get to it next.

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