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by AndrewH
January 27th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Re: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!

Nate Simon wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 10:13 am
The epitome of the Berserker Day no-brainer. Nobody should miss these deals.
+1. 2018 futures (though I'm sort of assuming those will be sent in March or whenever they're bottled?)


Love the "add to CellarTracker" shortcut, but need it for the futures too!
by AndrewH
January 22nd, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

There is a 10 day grace period given by the Customs Border and Protection Agency for all duties and taxes to be paid on an entry. yeah I am just curious as to what I got wrong there? The math assuming an efficient market is correct. Those in the business note practical considerations that may lead ...
by AndrewH
January 15th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I’m not sure why people blame companies for taking legal steps to minimise their taxes under the various tax rules which apply. The fault lies with countries that set the rules (usually with the hope of attracting investment of some kind, not always realised). So governments take steps to redress t...
by AndrewH
January 14th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

There's a bunch of industry folks in DC right now, pounding doors to get meetings with Congresscritters. I'm watching some live as they stream accounts of talking to folks who are supposedly listening with a sympathetic ear. But from what I've heard from our DC contacts, the trade rep Robert Lighti...
by AndrewH
January 13th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 33
Views: 1651

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

"Overall, U.S. wine sales by value rose 1.1% from a year earlier to $38.3 billion." Maybe we're just getting healthier + expecting another recession to hit? I have about two years worth of consumption stored and just started slowing down my purchases, which also can lead to drinking a little bit le...
by AndrewH
January 11th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

There are an almost infinite number of permutations here. If it's Boeing vs American wine importers, Boeing wins. It it's Boeing vs the entire European agriculture and luxury industry, it's closer to a level playing field. Please remember that the EU combined is a larger economy than the US. Even a...
by AndrewH
January 10th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3040

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

Me: Billy Ray Valentine/Eddie Murphy
Berserkers: Chauffeur

by AndrewH
January 10th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

For whatever it's worth, one of our local news stations in DC had a story yesterday about the tariffs - interviewed a wine shop owner (or manager) talking about nice ~$40 Champagne that at $80 . . . "pfft". So for what it's worth the negative impact starts to be getting some legs in places (WSJ, Tim...
by AndrewH
January 9th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3040

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Tip #1: Get off this website. Now. You’re in a shark-filled pool of wine enablers.
Seriously. This is no joke.
Says Enabler #1.
by AndrewH
January 9th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

^ I think tech is a different issue. Aerospace is an issue because of the Boeing/Airbus competition along with the national security desire to have a "domestic" company that can make planes and rockets for defense purposes. Tech is just sloshing with money. I'm sure Europe would like to have its ow...
by AndrewH
January 9th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3040

Wine "budgeting" - tips?

Up until now I'm pretty much bought what I'm interested in and drink, with only some rough adherence to price and quantity. Quantity has become a problem - not that I can't store it, but I realize I don't need to be buying 50-100 more bottles/year than I'm drinking (while I can age to some degree I'...
by AndrewH
January 9th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

^ I think tech is a different issue. Aerospace is an issue because of the Boeing/Airbus competition along with the national security desire to have a "domestic" company that can make planes and rockets for defense purposes. Tech is just sloshing with money. I'm sure Europe would like to have its own...
by AndrewH
January 9th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

Nola Palomar wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 12:43 pm
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D= ... -0009-0354
Here is one supporting this tariff. You could send him an email...
It's not really supporting the tariff - it's supporting the objective of a more sensible taxation system for digital services.
by AndrewH
January 8th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 173
Views: 16368

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Just managed to snag a case of these at around 140$ a pop. My wife and I met in September ‘08 fittingly enough in Reims France. Have not cellared any champagne myself as have focused on German whites and Italian reds, and was happy to find a case of these locally available that should age well. Pla...
by AndrewH
January 7th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Spring Release Jan. 21, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Sojourn Spring Release Jan. 21, 2020

If nothing else, hold off to Berserker Day, when at least in past years Sojourn has thrown in a little something extra for Berserkers.

I'll be buying again - have enjoyed these wines a lot since introduction to them several BDs ago.
by AndrewH
January 6th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2691

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

My wife and I, and another couple that we socialize with regularly, just committed to a dry January (with two exceptions). Now that said, we made the commitment while at the Club for NY Day brunch with endless Bloody Mary’s (our definition of tailgating, not Jay Hack tailgating), followed by the Cl...
by AndrewH
January 4th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 63
Views: 3227

Re: Cellar Tracker Barcodes

Yes. If I understand you - I print labels and stick them on bottle hang tags rather than the bottle.
by AndrewH
December 27th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

Nola Palomar wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 9:01 am
If you read the comments, you will see who it really hurts.
Collateral damage though. Same with consumers, and producers using Chinese goods as inputs.

(This doesn't mean I'm not sympathetic to your plight . . . )
by AndrewH
December 27th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

Serious question; what else do we import from Europe, besides food, clothing, and wine, in sufficient quantities to make the tariffs effective? Anything? Hmmm perhaps, Airbus components that are assembled in Mobile, Alabama? But that wouldn’t be painful enough to the producers, importers and retail...
by AndrewH
December 24th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

Kelly Walker wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 8:24 am
My understanding is that it does not matter where the product is imported from, only the origin of the product.
Yeah - otherwise there would be a huge loophole for transshipments through third countries. Or a huge loophole for "private collections" that exist only for a few seconds on paper.
by AndrewH
December 19th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

Long live the corporates! Despite the talk that small-business is the business of the US, modern life has been taken over more-and-more by corporations, so I am not surprised if this not a ploy to help them. Larger begets larger. Are the larger importers (and possibly retailers) actually behind lob...
by AndrewH
December 18th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

David -- Were the additional Chinese tariffs that were due to go into effect this month published in the Federal Register? I'm not being facetious. I'm curious. I assume so since they were about to take effect. Yes. Publication in the FR is a necessary step to imposing them but it doesn't mean they...
by AndrewH
December 18th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?
Replies: 21
Views: 703

Re: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Smell I would think
Who doesn’t like the smell of cedar, has zero effect on the wine.
A little bit? No one much I imagine. A sealed room built entirely by it? No thanks
Ahem.

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by AndrewH
December 17th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?
Replies: 21
Views: 703

Re: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?

Smell I would think Aromatic red cedar and western red cedar are different woods (different species) https://www.wood-database.com/aromatic-red-cedar/ https://www.wood-database.com/western-red-cedar/ I used western red cedar in my cellar for the walls, put a finish on it, and there's no cedar smell...
by AndrewH
December 17th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?
Replies: 21
Views: 703

Re: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?

Was going to suggest cedar as an alternative - not sure why you'd reject it, as it has a lot of similarities with redwood. That said, mahogany is highly regarded for use in wine cellars, so if you can find it in necessary quantities you'll likely be happy with the results. (I have redwood racking - ...
by AndrewH
December 17th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1674
Views: 97831

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Hoping all these nice ongoing offers make it into the US before any increased tariffs . . .
by AndrewH
December 17th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area
Replies: 36
Views: 2065

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area

I saw this online last night and bought three. Have not picked them up yet. Good deal. Curious if it includes gift boxes (their Cristal does not). In Woodland Hills it was I’m the gift box version. JF One place I bought from wanted $5-10 more for the gift box version. I thought they all came with b...
by AndrewH
December 16th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area
Replies: 36
Views: 2065

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area

I could not find this wine in LA anywhere for less than 159.99 at Costco even a few weeks ago on the LA Westside. Even when using WS Pro. I thought locals would appreciate the info. I guess I was mistaken. Sorry for the noise. Cheers! JF JF, sometimes "no good deed goes unpunished", but don't let t...
by AndrewH
December 16th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Awfulness of Europcar
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: Awfulness of Europcar

Huh. Had perfectly good experience with them in France recently, although I took pictures of every arguable scratch based on reports they tend to use that as a profit center.

Managed to rent a car for two days, one way (Reims to Beaune) for under $50, unlimited (or practically so) miles.
by AndrewH
December 16th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 8:19 am
The WTO case is about financial aid in development. CVD are normally used to directly address subsidizing the specific exports. It’s a fine line.
Got it - thanks. (And I suppose what was done with Airbus wasn't really an export subsidy as it was more general.)
by AndrewH
December 16th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

"Leveiing the field" is another phrase for protectionism, by nullifying the comparative trade advantages on all sides. A pure lose-lose game, via self-infliction. Indeed . . . commenting only on the tools/goals of trade law, however detrimental pursuing those goals is. Collateral damage, like civil...
by AndrewH
December 16th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

But this has nothing to do with our industry. Collateral damage, like civilians in wartime. Yeah, the goal of retaliatory tariffs like these is to get the other side to capitulate, not to level the playing field in a given industry. Leveling the playing field is usually accomplished through anti-du...
by AndrewH
December 15th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

Josh Grossman wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 5:40 pm
I've already noticed I've cut my buying significantly at 25%. I'm not switching to US wines. I'm just spending significantly less on wine.
Now might be the time to buy wines - before tariffs hit (putting aside those already subject to tariffs).
by AndrewH
December 15th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

FYI, US states and cities have been illegally (per WTO rules) subsidizing Boeing through massive tax breaks. That formal decision was going to come down in 2020, but US action has effectively shut down the WTO court of arbitration in order to prevent that ruling. I've been wondering how that plays ...
by AndrewH
December 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wife Just Got A Case of Wine Delivered, Am I alllowed to look?
Replies: 56
Views: 2315

Re: Wife Just Got A Case of Wine Delivered, Am I alllowed to look?

john stimson wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 11:57 am
What would be really funny is if that's your Christmas present.
Funnier given the actual contents!
by AndrewH
December 13th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

The DST is in my opinion 100% the equivalent of a tariff, and the administration was right to retaliate on that. I also think that the administration is right to take on China, especially with respect to the forced IP transfers. I don't know all the ins and outs of what specifically the other issue...
by AndrewH
December 13th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

David how soon will this tariff start? The email from Hillebrand/ NASA said we had until 1/13/20 to submit opinions. How soon will it go into effect if it does? I did not see a proposed implementation date in the release. Sorry. It shouldn't go into effect any time before 1/13. Dave appears to be f...
by AndrewH
December 12th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

My color is that a 100% tariff increase is not locked in. "Getting Dems to support NAFTA amendment is viewed as a win in the White House, which relieves the pressure to get another win elsewhere". What's not clear to me is the basis. If the first tranche was designed to collect $7.5b/year, then isn...
by AndrewH
December 12th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paying for Lennie Kravitz on my 2008 Dom
Replies: 15
Views: 961

Re: Paying for Lennie Kravitz on my 2008 Dom

No. But he was great in concert. In 1990. Oh, and if so inclined, at least ball up and get the magnum. In a box. With a stick. 6D7DA4BC-C637-4C43-8A35-CC12B1A93F32.jpeg Harrods has it for $3,137.99 . Exclusive of VAT. And that damn tariff. that looks like it should sit next to my toilet, reading fo...
by AndrewH
December 12th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paying for Lennie Kravitz on my 2008 Dom
Replies: 15
Views: 961

Re: Paying for Lennie Kravitz on my 2008 Dom

These bottles are not unattractive, as some of the Moet "specials" are. I would not refuse them if they were at a good price but I certainly would not pay a premium for them +1. I ended up with one of the David Lynch label Doms from a few years ago, but only because it was the same price as the "re...
by AndrewH
December 11th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

When French wine exports to the USA start to plummet next year there will be plenty of pressure on Macron. I agree that he will not want to bend to the pressure, but the pressure will be there. Well, it will be broader than that because it's having to get rid of the Airbus subsidies, and pressure w...
by AndrewH
December 11th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar build: Choosing AC
Replies: 31
Views: 1626

Re: Cellar build: Choosing AC

I'm with Chris on the BTUs. You'll end up with an undersized unit working overtime if go with WG's suggestions. Vinotemp suggests 2,500 for a 1,000 cubic foot room without any glass. It also depends on outside temperatur, etc, etc. I went with a 5,700 BTU system from wine care concepts. It is not a...
by AndrewH
December 11th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Humidifier
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Cellar Humidifier

I have a cheap humidifier (the kind with the rotating plate that basically spits mist into the air) that I use in the winter to maintain humidity (in Washington DC of all places). I have it on a timer so it runs only about 10% of the time. Does just fine - it takes a little calibration through trial...
by AndrewH
December 8th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 211
Views: 14276

Re: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

Thanks Sean. Isn’t the Reed sensor the one to use if you want to use a bottle probe? https://store.wirelesstag.net/products/reed-kumosensor Does anyone use the tag with the ambient light sensor? It was, but according to the information it no longer supports the probe (I have one hooked up). But the...
by AndrewH
December 7th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

The 2020 WTO decision on Boeing subsidies will potentially force a compromise. Have to see how that WTO decision comes down. Possibly, although also throw the digital tax retaliatory 301 tariffs and the threatened EU counter-tariffs into the mix. But with a self-proclaimed “tariff man” in office it...
by AndrewH
December 4th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

Although most of those planes will likely be built in Alabama, so it’s not all bad for the USA. OMG help me here... We importers are faced with a 25% VAT Tariff because Spain, France and etc provided subsidies to AirBus because they were unfair to Boeing. Boeing produces a plane that crashes over a...
by AndrewH
December 3rd, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

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

The federal register notice contains proposed codes - all I saw was Champagne and a bunch of cheeses. Plus handbags.
by AndrewH
November 27th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2555

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!

Glad to see someone listened to my ideas!! One further thought - can the winebid logo not appear on the forum home page (i.e., "Wine Talk")? It's not really necessary then (per your use case) - just when you're in threads.. Or can the location move to the lower right on the forum home? (it blocks th...
by AndrewH
November 26th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When do you think shipping season will close? And..
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: When do you think shipping season will close? And..

outside of extraordinary freezes, I don't worry about "too cold." MUCH rather ship in the 30s than in the 70s. So to answer your question, I would not worry about shipping in December at all. I once received a shipment of Benovia Pinot Noir in mid/late December. A couple of the corks were pushed ha...
by AndrewH
November 25th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Ravenswood Merlot Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: TN: 1993 Ravenswood Merlot Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Correct, photo is auto-posted from CT. Will remove it. Uploaded one from 2003 I found in interwebs. A little nostalgic - Ravenswood was among the first wines I was introduced to (or introduced myself to) in California. I wonder if I still have the No Wimpy Wines buttons they used to give away somew...

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