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by AndrewH
May 24th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1450
Views: 71850

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

As I mentioned upthread, their email system does seem to have an issue if you're not signed up to receive all offers. Not sure if they don't tick a box for some Champagne or what, but when I emailed they added me to all lists and I started getting a lot more Champagne offers (and a lot of others too...
by AndrewH
May 18th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin
Replies: 32
Views: 2367

Re: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin

Here's their wine list:

https://thehawksmoor.com/locations/manc ... /rarities/

(Don't see the 2001 P-L though - maybe they're out!)
by AndrewH
May 16th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin
Replies: 32
Views: 2367

Re: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin

I would imagine le Pin isn't much 'better' than '01 Pichon Lalande, but haven't had any le Pin to compare. The restaurant handled it with amazing professionalism, and completely turned it into a marketing boon. Smart! I'm a bit surprised the customer didn't notice . . . the '01 Pichon isn't exactly...
by AndrewH
May 13th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1080

Re: Coq au vin

I use bottles of so-so wine brought by guests to parties for cooking, but I realize that's not OP's question.
by AndrewH
May 9th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 397
Views: 33837

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Worked in construction to pay my way through college and med school and now a physician. It’s rustic but fits the house well. Thanks for the praise. "It's rustic" reminds me of the Rusticators who lived in "cottages" on Mt. Desert Island. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZW2P6zBUpF/?utm_source=ig_embed
by AndrewH
May 7th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

I'm bottling my second Cuvee Voile Chardonnay when I bottle my 2017's this Friday, now that I've figured out what sous voile wants to get started (in a chard happy way). Glad to hear this! I really enjoyed the 2014 iteration . . . 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay Cuvée Voile - USA, California, Sonoma C...
by AndrewH
May 7th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

GregP wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 11:42 am
I rarely drink CA Chard, but Eric's are ones I enjoy, every one I have tried so far. Great fruit and great wine making on top of that.
Same . . . I enjoyed the 2013 and 2014 ones I picked up on previous Berserker Days. Looking forward to getting the 2015s from this year's BD order.
by AndrewH
May 6th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 397
Views: 33837

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Dan Kravitz wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 4:23 pm
I am very impressed by Casey Shupe's cellar for one reason: He built it himself!?!!! Don't know what he does for a day job, but this is beautiful.
+1 to that. Really excellent DIY outcome!
by AndrewH
May 6th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 397
Views: 33837

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

John Peacock wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 10:04 am
the floor is plywood panels covered in corks from all the bottles of wine we have ever opened (so I can take the panels with us when we buy a new house).
I really like the flooring idea. How did you make the flooring panels (or how did you attach the corks)?
by AndrewH
May 3rd, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?

But my wife was adamant that she doesn't want a compressor running in the basement or right outside our bedroom's exterior wall Honestly it's not so bad. With the temps you say you have, you don't need really serious cooling equipment so the smallest room air conditioner will be more than adequate ...
by AndrewH
May 3rd, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Riedel on sale
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: PSA: Riedel on sale

Yeah - looking at it, the Heart to Heart series is Buy 2 get second at 50% off, and then add 30% off "Friends" code that can stack. The 2/50% off applies only to Heart to Heart; Friends code applies to all.

BTW, is the Heart to Heart series similar to Vinum?
by AndrewH
April 17th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?

The most common bottle sizes are between 3 and 3 1/2 inches diameter. You can build to fit both Bordeaux bottles and Rhone bottles. You have troubles with some Turleys, some Beaujolais, and a few other big fat types. Depends on the size of your rails. Here are your bottle sizes: http://www.winerack...
by AndrewH
April 17th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1450
Views: 71850

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Matt, just call and talk to Carina. It's never hard to reach them. Or email. I had this problem as well. They added me to all lists, using a different email address. So, now I get doubles of some email and singles of others. For sure I don't get doubles of all Champagne offers. My suspicion is that...
by AndrewH
April 16th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1450
Views: 71850

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Troy Stark wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 11:04 am
Sorry, it was actually January (not trying to rub salt in the wound...)

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Though now you compare at $100+ ;)
by AndrewH
April 16th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1450
Views: 71850

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Eric Sch wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Got a rare shutdown on the 14 Vilmart. Luckily I got some of the other bottles I asked for recently. Going to stop saying what however to avoid generating more demand.
You've got yours - what's the worry? champagne.gif
by AndrewH
April 14th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2341

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

Mean is the right statistic if you are asking about your average dollar spend on champagne. If two thirds of my collection is $20 bottles of Heidsick and the other third is $500 bottles of aged Krug, it would be wildly misleading to say that my average spend is $20, just because that happens to be ...
by AndrewH
April 12th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2341

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

c fu wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 4:43 pm
For the people voting over $100, how many bottles of Champagne do you have?
278 in 54 wines.
Baller.

But not excessibe.
by AndrewH
April 12th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need some basic help with wine cellar build
Replies: 14
Views: 765

Re: Need some basic help with wine cellar build

Probably clear from other responses, but the base cabinet should also be insulated on the back (basement side). Essentially you want to create an insulated "box" with everything inside it insulated from the outside. The closed cell foam is the way to go, though you can add fibreglass batts on the wi...
by AndrewH
April 12th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1489

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

^ That's about what I get from UPS as well (with depot 45 minutes away), unless we get lucky and we're home. FedEx is a dream by comparison with hold at location within 5 minutes.
by AndrewH
April 12th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1489

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

I’ll add that FedEx’s website and tracking feature are often worse than useless. And I just rerouted an en-route FedEx Home package to a FedEx Office store in less than 1 minute . And I’ve had the same, unchanging FedEx notice all week that a package is due for delivery by the end of day on 4/11, w...
by AndrewH
April 11th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 2990

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!

I hope it’s not too disruptive for the employees. The story is interesting to me because of the history of Ravenswood and Joel Peterson. I drank a lot of Ravenswood zins back when I was new to wine and later while waiting for my Bordeaux and Cabs to mature. They were good honest zins, they were wel...
by AndrewH
April 8th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 41
Views: 1624

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Riedel Restaurant series wins on all counts. Cheap, very functional, replaceable. This. A good choice would be the Riedel Restaurant Syrah glass https://www.riedel.com/en-us/shop/riedel-restaurant/syrah-044601230 Buy at least twice as many as you are going to supply the cabin with as breakage is in...
by AndrewH
April 8th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 206
Views: 12546

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

Sorry if I missed this, but what difference are you guys getting between cellar air temperature and A) liquid temperature for bottles stored in racks, and B) liquid temperature for bottles stored in boxes. TIA! Wirelesstag has a liquid probe that I use. It was about $50 to 75 or so. I put it into a...
by AndrewH
April 5th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 206
Views: 12546

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

Yes - Owner continues to make improvements to app. Functioning well. If there's improvement it would be to the online instructions. The tags have really robust adjustability in terms of settings, but it's incredibly hard to find out how to get them set that way. There's a short "manual" online, but ...
by AndrewH
April 2nd, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 88
Views: 3499

Re: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without

JoeD wrote:
June 7th, 2017, 7:42 am
The erasable wine markers so people can mark their glass.
Love these, and our guests have so much that we have bought a bunch of extras and send one home with those most enthusiastic about them.
by AndrewH
March 26th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars!
Replies: 25
Views: 1529

Re: Ladd Cellars!

Hey Eric - When are you starting to ship?
by AndrewH
March 23rd, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1450
Views: 71850

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Yeah I disagree wholeheartedly with that, there's plenty of RBLs that have very short ban timeframes. Besides that, Robert mentioned Roadrunner - a TWC product. Hardly the height in compliance when it comes to their offerings, and they are genuinely notorious for arbitrary spam blocks. I'm using gm...
by AndrewH
March 22nd, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1450
Views: 71850

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I appreciate your effort to figure it out Julian, so what does Zachys, Rare wine or even someone small like Fass do differently where I’m not missing their mass emails? They are probably using a different provider that your provider doesn't have an issue with. Equally, there are probably other cust...
by AndrewH
March 21st, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1450
Views: 71850

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

What's unclear to me is whether this is a technical glitch or an intentional bifurcation of mailings. I will say that the ecommerce platform he's currently running appears to be a bit, um, antiquated.
by AndrewH
March 21st, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1450
Views: 71850

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

^ Yeah, emailed last night to check on which lists I'm on. I gave in and again (3rd time) asked to be put on ALL lists even though all I want is ALL champagne. I have the right boxes checked but the only offer I can be assured of is 06 Comte’s. I have been reassured several times that we have recei...
by AndrewH
March 21st, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1450
Views: 71850

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

^ Yeah, emailed last night to check on which lists I'm on.
by AndrewH
March 21st, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1450
Views: 71850

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Frank Murray III wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 3:46 pm
I asked for some of the new Jacquesson 742 that was offered yesterday. Did anyone else bite on that?
I was tempted but I decided to leave them for you buddy
Didn't get this offer. Hmmmm.
by AndrewH
March 21st, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry
Replies: 66
Views: 3029

Re: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry

Yeah, I could do without the whole comment thing, even on tasting notes. I write a note you disagree with: write your own. You don't need to call me out because our palates disagree. To me that's improper use of the comment feature, not a reason to eliminate it. Properly used the comments can help ...
by AndrewH
March 21st, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry
Replies: 66
Views: 3029

Re: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry

Re original question - the privacy controls (so far as I can tell) are not very granular. I don't really want to have just anyone be able to see my full cellar for a variety of reasons, including value and extent. I'm not looking to "show it off". I wouldn't mind a setting that allowed someone to se...
by AndrewH
March 20th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker: Entering Cost of Wine Shipments
Replies: 48
Views: 1465

Re: CellarTracker: Entering Cost of Wine Shipments

Judging by the answers so far, I think it is safe to say your question is confusing as written. I am interpreting your question like this: You bought 6 bottles of wine from Pax, but the 6 bottles are not the same. Maybe some syrah, maybe some gamay, whatever. Pax sent you an invoice with one price:...
by AndrewH
March 20th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Foreign Language CT Notes
Replies: 57
Views: 1528

Re: Foreign Language CT Notes

Matthew.Rashbrook wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 10:17 am
alan weinberg wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 8:52 pm
J’aime beaucoup les notes français.
Moi aussi! Bonne Journee internationale de la Francophonie. champagne.gif
Perhaps CT should require notes in the language of the producing country.
by AndrewH
March 20th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Foreign Language CT Notes
Replies: 57
Views: 1528

Re: Foreign Language CT Notes

No more irritating than notes that say “opened with Elsie, Bob, and Jane on Thursday night during Yahtzee” Actually, I've translated a lot of the non-English notes, and a surprisingly large majority say the equivalent. Double irritating! (Anyway, no annoyance, sometimes disappointment, and a worthw...
by AndrewH
March 18th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Boston
Replies: 18
Views: 761

Re: Wine stores in Boston

Word on the street is the new room at federal was Ned Johnson’s (Fidelity) former cellar he kept at his office. Federal took over the space. The whiskey selection at federal is very good too. Don’t be shocked when you walk in. It looks like a mom and pop packy at first blush. I loved reading the wo...
by AndrewH
March 14th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 3139

Re: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings

CJ Beazley wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 8:48 am
Just received my order, nice insert explaining the diam cork and a lovely hand written note.
Thank you.
Agreed. Received order a while back, but the added personal touch is very nice.
by AndrewH
March 7th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 860
Views: 40557

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

A lot of Burgs coming out. Tempted but passed. Don't think I got that March 1 offer (checked spam/deleted emails too). Does Envoyer limit the distribution of some offers to people who've bought the longest/the most? I'm not aware if they limit to longest/most purchasers but I do know you have to se...
by AndrewH
March 7th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1961

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

It might look that way from the literal wording of the law but I doubt they anticipated that technicality when they wrote it. If I owned a restaurant I wouldn’t bet my liquor license on it. A place we like and visit in DC will not allow us to leave with remnants of bottles we opened. Restaurant fee...
by AndrewH
March 6th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1961

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

Moreover, please be aware that an establishment cannot return a bottle to the customer once the establishment opens it. So does this mean that if you open the bottle on your own (such that the "establishment" is not required to do so) before bringing it in, that you are free to have the bottle "ret...
by AndrewH
March 4th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1961

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

Please note that the bottle should be resealed before you go out because having an open container in a vehicle or in public may violate the District's prohibition on open containers. Moreover, please be aware that an establishment cannot return a bottle to the customer once the establishment opens ...
by AndrewH
March 4th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1961

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

Thanks Noah. Wonder why the restaurant staff has to do the opening? Do you think that the restaurateurs asked for that language so they could track the number of bottles for corkage fees? I suspect it's designed to avoid having people put something else (stronger) in a bottle, which of course is de...
by AndrewH
March 4th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1961

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

I am with Howard. I will double decant a bottle where I think it will need time or throw sediment - but that’s if I have my crap together enough to ha e picked my bottle out way ahead of time, etc. Have not yet had issues with bringing a opened and then recorked bottle into a restaurant but admit t...
by AndrewH
February 28th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine check-in from London to NY
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Wine check-in from London to NY

Can you travel with bottles that are partially consumed. Already open but recorked, coravined etc? Agree - it's like checking a "full" bottle. Unless partial consumption increases the risk of breakage or leakage I don't see why there would be a difference. Besides, if you follow best practice, it w...
by AndrewH
February 28th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine check-in from London to NY
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Wine check-in from London to NY

You are entitled to 1 litre of wine duty free per person traveling together. Above that you may have to pay duty. That said, wide experience is that CBP will not assess duty on bottles over the limit so long as it's for personal use. (My recent personal experience was 6 bottles with no questions at...
by AndrewH
February 28th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine check-in from London to NY
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Wine check-in from London to NY

You might check the CBP website for the official answer: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/190/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNTUxMzY3MDI0L3NpZC95cTV0WXc4bw%3D%3D You are entitled to 1 litre of wine duty free per person traveling together. Above that you may have to pay duty. That said...
by AndrewH
February 27th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions
Replies: 115
Views: 7688

Re: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions

Looks great 😀 Are you using a bottle sensor for temp control? That generally reduces cycling. Thanks! Not familiar with the workings of a bottle sensor. I think it’s currently just sensing air temp and cycling every time it hits 60. Having the cooling run based on liquid temperature may reduce cycl...

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