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by AndrewH
December 4th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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 to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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: 2270

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: 665

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: 720

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...
by AndrewH
November 22nd, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir "Ten" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)
Replies: 22
Views: 1562

Re: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir "Ten" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

Brig - you've inspired me to pick up a Botella off WineBid! Do it. And I have one '08 Botella left so if we run into each other in Socal (I'm in MV) and I can talk the warden into parting ways, I'll open it. Botella was the bottling of the young/immature vines. Back in the day, it was going for les...
by AndrewH
November 21st, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wood racking question: individual bottle racking for both standard & large 750s
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Wood racking question: individual bottle racking for both standard & large 750s

Wine Racks of America sold me 750 racking that was slightly larger and could accommodate some of the thicker glass bottles that California Pinots were (and still are) coming in. I think it was about 3/8" bigger. I included some of those in my design. Not sure if it would hold Comtes or other larger ...
by AndrewH
November 20th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

I checked several big U.S. retailers last week (B21, Binnys, Sokalin (sp)) and noticed they had taken down their 2018 Bordeaux futures pages. I am assuming this is related to the new wine tariff. I wonder if stores will try to pass through the cost of the tariff onto consumers? [stirthepothal.gif] ...
by AndrewH
November 20th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1117

Re: Cellar advice

Degarmo.j wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 1:29 pm
These pictures posted very awkwardly!
On the plus side, they're diamonds from all angles.
by AndrewH
November 20th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

Dan Kravitz wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 4:32 am
Got it. Probably no board members involved in deciding what products to hit.

Dan Kravitz
Yeah - I think the original post on this was a policy disagreement between "we" Berserkers/wine drinkers and "we" Americans whose government decided to impose these and other tariffs.
by AndrewH
November 12th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB united airlines vouchers
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: LTB united airlines vouchers

I was assuming e-certs (which I tend to burn as soon as I can).
by AndrewH
November 10th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

Dan - having been through this already in my business (seafood), there is very little logic to some of the decisions. We have product that is caught in US waters and then filleted in China which are now subject to tariffs and some other products that are not. It feels like USTR just grabbed some cu...
by AndrewH
November 7th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1645
Views: 94508

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

so like a lot of people here i started buying from envoyer due to these threads. i have a bunch of wines which were to arrive as early as 1/19 which i still haven't heard anything about. most of what i have ordered is outstanding. is there a limit to how long everyone waits? i was mildly involved w...
by AndrewH
November 7th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1645
Views: 94508

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

YLee wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 2:43 pm
I was just about to buy the entire store for the offer for 2008 Bollinger. Lol
Hahaha - that correction was mighty quick . . .

(for those who missed it Envoyer sent out a last call for 2008 Bollinger Grand Annee 3L at the 750ml price.)
by AndrewH
November 7th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Anyone have any recent recommendations or warnings for Jackson Hole? I’ll be there in late December and am staying in Teton Village, if that makes a difference. Warning - Don't count on Uber if you were. We were there this summer and used an Uber, and the driver told us that there are extremely few...
by AndrewH
November 5th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1492

Re: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?

Should have pulled out a bottle at halftime of the the MNF game between Dallas and New York.

by AndrewH
November 5th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Space aging wine? NASA
Replies: 19
Views: 864

Re: Space aging wine? NASA

Will tariffs be imposed upon return?
by AndrewH
November 4th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Banff & nearby parks
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Banff & nearby parks

Yeah, it was rough that morning . . . Peyto lake is easily one of the most beautiful overlooks there is. Too bad the sun wasn't out for you!
by AndrewH
November 4th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Pre-Christmas in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Pre-Christmas in Europe

I'm thinking about a family (wife, teen daughter) trip before Christmas to Europe. We've done this in past years to Vienna, Prague, and Munich - enjoying both the city and the Christmas markets. Any other cities to recommend (we've been to Paris and London a decent amount so probably looking for som...
by AndrewH
November 4th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Banff & nearby parks
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Banff & nearby parks

Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper is incredible. If you do it, download an app that will narrate the trip. One of our most memorable travel experiences. Banff is insanely crowded in the summer. Nonetheless, it is still a spectacular place. We stayed in the middle of town and it is nice to be a...
by AndrewH
November 4th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1531

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

Any comment on pricing or quality of apex vs wine racks America? It was a while ago, but I recall Apex being more expensive that WRA. But doesn't Apex come more fully assembled? Which is a serious consideration - not sure if Noah can afford to be banging fingers with a hammer. As for increasing hom...
by AndrewH
November 4th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

Who is keeping track of the $7.5B in imports that need to happen for the tariffs to subside? Is it clear the tariffs go away once they hit in $7.5b in revenues? My understanding is that amount represents the (illegal) subsidies to Airbus that happen each year, and thus the tariffs can continued to ...
by AndrewH
November 1st, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Banff & nearby parks
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Banff & nearby parks

1) You'll love it - really beautiful 2) Do R/T from Calgary 3) Suggest spending part near Lake Louise and then drive Icefields Parkway north to Jasper, and stay in that area a couple of days. You'll want to drive the parkway anyway, and if you try to do it all in a day and return to the same place y...
by AndrewH
November 1st, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 9:13 am
Looks like soon to be deleted irony.

Never mind that the Airbus case with the WTO was initially filed in 2004.
Remedy, whatever its merits, is this administration.
by AndrewH
October 31st, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zachys DC - 20% off today [update - only on non-sale items]
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: PSA - Zachys DC - 20% off today

As per heading, use code "treats" (also says on home page). Yes, Zachys tends not to have the best prices, but 20% off everything in stock (which includes their items on "sale" for prices they should be) means there might be some finds for folks. (E.g., Dom Perignon 2008 drops to $144 before shippi...
by AndrewH
October 31st, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zachys DC - 20% off today [update - only on non-sale items]
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: PSA - Zachys DC - 20% off today

Peter C. wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 7:23 am
Ah maybe if I learned how to read lol. Yes, it works now. I went to the regular NY site first.
glad I didn't provide bad information!

A bit odd they have the subsite - I clicked through the email and didn't realize it's a separate site/subdomain either until you mentioned the issue.
by AndrewH
October 31st, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zachys DC - 20% off today [update - only on non-sale items]
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: PSA - Zachys DC - 20% off today

Peter C. wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 6:56 am
Says not valid on my end.
Huh. Did you go to https://dc.zachys.com/ ? Shows the code at the top of the page using browser I'm not logged into. (Email does refer to loyal customers, but doesn't seem to be limited by cookies)
by AndrewH
October 31st, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zachys DC - 20% off today [update - only on non-sale items]
Replies: 9
Views: 724

PSA - Zachys DC - 20% off today [update - only on non-sale items]

As per heading, use code "treats" (also says on home page). Yes, Zachys tends not to have the best prices, but 20% off everything in stock (which includes their items on "sale" for prices they should be) means there might be some finds for folks. (E.g., Dom Perignon 2008 drops to $144 before shippin...
by AndrewH
October 31st, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

In most cases, I have to absorb most of it. I thought the consumers were the ones paying for the increase? That's how I see it at the retail level. I think we ALL are taking hits. That assumes the distributor or retailer can pass on the higher cost resulting from the tariffs. If the contract doesn'...
by AndrewH
October 30th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

I gather there is no dialogue. Disgusting given the impact on some business’ and how capricious was the choice of products to target. Capricious? Heck no. It was long planned. +1. I don't like the tariffs, and I don't like tariffs generally because I like free trade. But these were announced months...
by AndrewH
October 27th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2817

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

I don't really have any irreplaceable wines. I am pretty sure I'd rather be grabbing pictures and such. +1. I chose Brett Favre for this reason - whatever room I have in my car and time I have to do it is going to be to gather irreplaceable things - photos, computers/hard drives, etc. While I don't...
by AndrewH
October 25th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1502

Re: Walgreens Fedex

Delete this thread. We could turn it into a blind link. Why do either? Most of this is about accepting delivery at Walgreens. Illinois doesn't prohibit direct shipments from wineries, it's just that OP is dealing with a winery that apparently hasn't jumped through the hoops. So he's not evading a p...
by AndrewH
October 25th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff on wines carried on planes?
Replies: 35
Views: 1588

Re: Tariff on wines carried on planes?

Or not. That line has the virtue of simplicity. But the OP was asking about tax You're taxed on the alcohol. From the US Customs: Duty rates on alcoholic beverages are based on the percent of alcohol per liter in the product - not on units of packaging such as per bottle/case. I think you're readin...
by AndrewH
October 25th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1502

Re: Walgreens Fedex

i would suggest shipping to you as normal and then once delivery commences, re-direct. thats what i do. Exactly. Since the OP said he wants to do this because the retailer won't ship to his home state, I'm not exactly sure how that would work. It seems to me that he would need to have it shipped to...
by AndrewH
October 24th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff on wines carried on planes?
Replies: 35
Views: 1588

Re: Tariff on wines carried on planes?

Legit question. Not trying to circumvent the system. If someone gifts me bottles of wines and I bring them in through checkin luggage, do I need a note from the person that gifted me the wines? I believe it's value, not "price paid. Price paid is usually a good measure of value, but if you say "I p...
by AndrewH
October 24th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

"We don't know when these massive price hikes will be applied. We certainly hope they are not applied retroactively to products already in the country...but they certainly could be. [Could they...?] As to this, no. The tariff is due on imports on/after 10/18, not on products previously entering the...
by AndrewH
October 24th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

Mike DiSalvo wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 6:52 am
Didn't buy any wine affected by the tariffs recently but loaded up on parmesan reggiano cheese. Can't live without that stuff!
Crap - I should have thought to buy a wheel.
by AndrewH
October 22nd, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 37
Views: 1371

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Paul McCourt wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 2:54 pm


Sounds like I should just pick a nice place with a good swimming beach and move around for the rest.
Or if there long enough, split your time between the north and south.

And, yeah, second (or twenty-second) the Kauai idea.
by AndrewH
October 21st, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1633
Views: 195457

Re: Official Costco Thread

The Pentagon City store never has anything of interest. I don't understand it; the DC area is one of the best wine markets in the country. 09 Dom last time I was there, but so far as I know they have never had the 08. And the rest of the stuff they have is mass market Good to know, although disappo...
by AndrewH
October 19th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1645
Views: 94508

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Argh . . . have to wait even longer for all those Champagne orders!
by AndrewH
October 17th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?
Replies: 39
Views: 2043

Re: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?

It's a German name. Not sure the French pronunciation is any more relevant that the Brit or US version Yes but since it is Champagne I want to know how French pronounce it. A propos of not much - I recently went to the Taittinger house in Reims. They start the tour with a brief promotional film abo...
by AndrewH
October 16th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1358

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Alois Lageder and Tiefenbrunner were going to be my suggestions. So I second those. Agree, and also Jermann mentioned above. That said, I suspect Jay's friends are really asking for a simple, not very interesting, light, flavor-limited wine that they happen to be able to name. So there may be no ri...
by AndrewH
October 16th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1645
Views: 94508

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

*pokes head in* hello, relative Champagne novice and Envoyer newbie here. does this site offer at lower prices in its mailing list? 2006 Comtes (which I very recently had and it made me actually revaluate my entire view on Champagne) is available on W-S, will this site periodically offer it cheaper...
by AndrewH
October 15th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: where to buy a magnum in Burgundy?
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: where to buy a magnum in Burgundy?

Obviously late, but for others - we were just in Beaune and there are wine shops everywhere. At least a dozen . . . all displayed magnums in their windows and on their shelves. Of course if you're looking for a particular bottle you might have to look around . . . but you shouldn't have any problems...
by AndrewH
October 15th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 2575

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

So if we went for a weekend in late Sept or Oct, where should we stay? Best hotel? Another alternative, down the road a bit, is Bethany Beach. You could get an apartment at Sea Colony for whatever number of days you want. (Wife's family has been going to Bethany Beach for decades . . . probably a b...
by AndrewH
October 14th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

Well, I took care of my business, had my case of Magdelaine from the UK shipped in right before the tariff. Paid an extra 51 pounds for more expedited shipping plus styro and thermo-liner. Showed at 10:30 AM, perfect, cool to the touch. Hated the fire-drill, but glad to have done it this way. Cue t...
by AndrewH
October 14th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6491

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Only a deal if you would be paying for shipping and/or state taxes otherwise, but Zurich airport duty free had 2008 Dom for $168 (or a touch under - $ and ChF are about parity). With 10% sales tax in DC, I almost bit but figured the carrying hassle wasn't worth it . . .
by AndrewH
October 7th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

This goes back 15 years over a complaint to WTO over EU subsidies to Airbus. A couple of points. No one on this board is less of a fan of the current regime than me, but this is really not his doing. As indicated, this WTO proceeding has been pending forever (a tit-for-tat European complaint is als...
by AndrewH
October 4th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

based on Zachys prices you'd think they already had all kinds of tariffs priced in... Respectfully, I don’t get the logic of why the buyer gets a freebie on a tariff neither the seller nor buyer could have anticipated at time of contracting or had any control over it. The seller should give the buy...
by AndrewH
October 4th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

As an export/import professional in the aerospace industry, I can speculate with some basis. There is a clear difference between the Airbus subsidies and the Boeing defense contracts. Airbus received money from European nations in exchange for essentially nothing. Boeing has contracts that ultimate...

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