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by AndrewH
March 23rd, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1278
Views: 63007

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: 1278
Views: 63007

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: 1278
Views: 63007

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: 1278
Views: 63007

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: 1278
Views: 63007

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: 1278
Views: 63007

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: 2720

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: 2720

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: 45
Views: 938

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: 1334

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: 1334

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: 721

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: 2979

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: 750
Views: 33315

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: 1715

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: 1715

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: 1715

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: 1715

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: 1715

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: 738

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: 738

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: 738

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: 113
Views: 6943

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...
by AndrewH
February 27th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1278
Views: 63007

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Dennis Atick wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 8:07 am
More 2006 Taittinger! Greg must have gotten a shitload. The offers just keep coming..
+$10 from last time.
by AndrewH
February 26th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Food Refrigerator as Wine Storage
Replies: 29
Views: 1470

Re: Food Refrigerator as Wine Storage

Gabe - One thing to watch out for with refrigerators/freezers is the weight capacity of wherever you place the bottles whether it be the rack on the back wall or stacking them off the base. Just double check to see if there are weight capacity figures. You could probably take out the shelving and i...
by AndrewH
February 21st, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

Re: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins

Also, why the heck is Zachy's so high on this!? $230?? https://www.zachys.com/dom-perignon-2008-750ml.html Maybe you can arbitrage it with the DC Zachy's, which has it for $179.99. https://dc.zachys.com/wines/Moet-and-Chandon-Dom-Perignon-Brut-Cuvee-2008-w3067816zb Turn a quick $50/bottle profit!
by AndrewH
February 20th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Delaporte Sancerre (France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre)
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Delaporte Sancerre (France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre)

Interesting. I'm a fan of the more recent vintages and buy when I see it. Usually drink fairly quickly, but intrigued by the idea of cellaring longer.
by AndrewH
February 20th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

Re: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 8:23 am
21 left, I give it until noon.
Showed 1 left at 12:20, which I [hope I] grabbed [(pending confirmation)]

Thank you.
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 8:10 am
You’re welcome!

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by AndrewH
February 19th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?

Victor Hong wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 7:53 am
Anything is negotiable.
+1. No reason a buyer couldn't propose to reverse the risk or specify 50% split of loss.
by AndrewH
February 13th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still read Wine Spectator?
Replies: 41
Views: 1438

Re: Do you still read Wine Spectator?

Read it for a few years when I got interested in wine about 30 years ago. It’s been decades since I felt it had much to offer. Probably not quite that long ago for me, maybe 20, but similar. The real issue for me back then was it changed to more of a lifestyle magazine, and I was more interested in...
by AndrewH
February 7th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 750
Views: 33315

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Not only on aged wine. I purchased a new release recently that I think they DI’d. Wickedly corked. They refunded their profit on the bottle, somewhere around 20%. I don’t think they’re hiding it, it is their policy. Regards, Andy K They do say this on their website terms of sale: EFW makes no warra...
by AndrewH
February 5th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx question
Replies: 25
Views: 731

Re: FedEx question

FEDEX has partnered with Rite Aid/Walgreens drug stores. I have 6 different drug stores within 2 miles of my house. I redirect shipments to these stores. Usually arrive in store by 4:00PM. Oooh - interesting. We have one a couple blocks away. How does it work with those? At the fedex store they hav...
by AndrewH
February 5th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx question
Replies: 25
Views: 731

Re: FedEx question

Use it regularly - always with success. I'd rather not go to the store, but given I'm not home when FedEx delivers (which is less predictable as to time than UPS for me), it's great. Adds 5 minutes to my drive home. Seems to get to my store earlier than it would my house (usually mid-morning) but YM...
by AndrewH
February 1st, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 2985

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

Paul Jaouen wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 9:27 am
I haven't spent a nickel in ten years of Berserker Days. Where's my prize?
Excommunication.
by AndrewH
February 1st, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: passive cellar too cold?
Replies: 33
Views: 1488

Re: passive cellar too cold?

This may be a dumb question, but I’ll risk it to satisfy my curiosity. Shouldn’t the temperature variability of a passive cellar be heavily linked to whether it is sealed/insulated vs the rest of the basement? So it would in the former generally mirror the floor temperature which should be more sta...
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1757

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

The US does seem very different to the UK - online banking is huge here - cheques are virtually dead and I can send money all over the world from my banking app on my phone (which is linked to my iPhone's facial recognition for security). If someone does give me a cheque though I can pay it into my...
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calculating Cooling Needs for Wine Cellar
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Calculating Cooling Needs for Wine Cellar

Next up is a sheet that helps you calculate the average ground temperature in your location. This is important to figure out what kind of "heat" your floor will give off if you're building a cellar in your, well, cellar. Find your location to determine your average ground temperature. Do you have a...
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: passive cellar too cold?
Replies: 33
Views: 1488

Re: passive cellar too cold?

As Gary's example shows, it's unlikely that an enclosed basement will get below freezing, even if it's uninsulated, though pipes against an exterior wall might. This chart from Richard Gold's "How and Why to Build a Passive Wine Cellar" (1983) is informative. Even if the mean monthly temperature ou...
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7375

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Bdklein wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 10:09 pm
A big ass credit card bill and an earful from my wife!!!
Ha.

An alert from my cc today was sent to confirm my "annual membership" charge to one of the wineries I've repeated purchases from.
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: passive cellar too cold?
Replies: 33
Views: 1488

Re: passive cellar too cold?

No, because the ground temp reaches a sort-of stasis and won't continually go down. Remember, HEAT is the enemy of a cellar, not cold! yeah, the ground acts as an insulator in both directions. But when the air temp is 20 below for an extended period, at some point you'd think you'd reach a danger z...
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1757

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

Ian S wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 5:02 am
ClarkstonMark wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 7:44 pm
c fu wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 1:11 pm

I'm guessing a lot of their target audience doesn't use paypal.
That’s what I figured. Everyone has a cc.
This statement really emphasizes the amount of blind privilege here.
Off the cuff guesstimate - CC holdership of online wine purchasers >> CC holdership of population at large.
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3107

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

^ I have found that wineries uniformly include the necessary information in their invoices, usually sent when the order is complete. Same thing for most stores, especially online (in store receipts are a bit less robust). Biggest challenge for me is adding tax and shipping when I have to allocate a...
by AndrewH
January 30th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years
Replies: 31
Views: 2691

Re: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years

Buyer since the 2005 vintage, and agree with many of the prior comments. The price increases are annoying. I only got one each of the appelation wines this time around, which is my smallest purchase on release since I have been offered an allocation. "Annoying" is one word, although to be fair thes...
by AndrewH
January 30th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1757

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

My website directs you to use paypal or check out with your credit card. My credit card clearing house is also paypal. Never had a problem. At my production/income level, I cannot afford some of the fancy systems (Ceritas has a nice system), but everyone gets their wine, I receive their money simpl...
by AndrewH
January 30th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3107

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

^ I have found that wineries uniformly include the necessary information in their invoices, usually sent when the order is complete. Same thing for most stores, especially online (in store receipts are a bit less robust). Biggest challenge for me is adding tax and shipping when I have to allocate ac...
by AndrewH
January 30th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?

Jason T wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Flawed poll for not having more granularity above 100.

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The 100+ crew is late to the party! Check the MVP thread for details . . .
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?

Hey Andrew, just a suggestion, can you eliminate the zero option so those old world drinking regular posters who sat BD out don't skewer the results ... [cheers.gif] ... [berserker.gif] Just avert your eyes! (I put it in there figuring someone would ask about the zero option; it's data of whatever ...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3107

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

Do you guys include tax and shipping in your price per bottle? Maybe it’s subconscious denial of my spending, but I like to have a lower price/higher valuation... I do because it is a significant cost component for me. Usually about $10 per bottle. I however do not think there is any consistency am...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3107

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

Be nice to have a CT import template just for Berserker Day. Have all the offerings prefilled and all you’d have to do is enter the quantities to get them loaded in pending. Is that a possibility? I’ve seen the instructions on importing via Excel but never done it myself. A link to the CT entry in ...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3107

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

<-- another with an accurate and kept-up-to-date CT. A bottle is never placed into the racking until the barcode is printed and attached to the bottle. When I drink a bottle, I remove the barcode label and either update CT immediately, or later using those tags. That is my methodology as well. It w...

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