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by AndrewH
October 27th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Purchasing Practices When Building Cellar
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: Purchasing Practices When Building Cellar

On assumption that importer will continue to have the other vintages available, I'd order whatever number you want of the one you liked, and 1 bottle of each of the others. Then try those over coming weeks/months, and order more of any you also like.
by AndrewH
October 21st, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115212

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 2:49 pm
Envoyer did not crush the 2008 Taittinger. It just patted its little head.
I think Taittinger is crushing its devotees with its outrageous price expectations.
by AndrewH
October 20th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3149

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

It really seems like the simple solution is just keep it the same height as the living room and give the rest of the space to your kids rooms. Yeah - that's what I'd do - even if it's just a closet. (Though without second floor plans hard to know if this works). If you keep the 18', what about not ...
by AndrewH
October 20th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3149

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

It really seems like the simple solution is just keep it the same height as the living room and give the rest of the space to your kids rooms. Yeah - that's what I'd do - even if it's just a closet. (Though without second floor plans hard to know if this works). If you keep the 18', what about not ...
by AndrewH
October 20th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3149

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

Brad Trent wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 7:35 pm
. . .I never wanted a ‘Show’ cellar . . .
Also Brad:

Pictures of Screaming Eagle OWC and Petrus.

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by AndrewH
October 19th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3149

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

you would need to have a basket on a pulley system for both storage and retrieval. Or a wine angel ... https://vinepair.com/articles/las-vegas-wine-angel/ That is bad ass. No kidding. I think you'll need that degree of flexibility *with a ladder* to negotiate an 18' column of wine with only about 3...
by AndrewH
October 19th, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3149

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

While the idea of having 18’ ceilings and a library style ladder sounds ‘cool’ (no pun intended), I would rethink it. If you are going that high to boost capacity, meaning you will actually load the upper areas and use them, as I get older the idea of climbing a ladder with a bottle in hand doesn’t...
by AndrewH
October 18th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3149

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

To me, the one "interesting" aspect of your room is the 18 ft. ceiling. I have a fairly hefty cooling system in my well-insulated cellar with an 8 ft. ceiling and I can see a 4 or 5 degree temperature differential between the floor and ceiling right after the system cycles off. I'm certainly not an...
by AndrewH
October 15th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115212

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Bizarre one yesterday - Offer for 2012 Roederer Rose. Ordered. Got email saying supplier messed up and it's actually 2014 - same price - did I want to buy that instead. Before I responded got an email saying order cancelled.

Did Greg bail on the supplier or did I just fail to respond in time?
by AndrewH
October 14th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1486
Views: 90550

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

what would be the default WTO wine tariff on french wine if there is a no-deal brexit? I always hear the very broad figure of 25% tariffs on most products, but no idea if wine is under that category. Others know much more about this stuff than I do, but as I understand it the WTO wouldn't have a ro...
by AndrewH
October 14th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1486
Views: 90550

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

The political risk calculations are pretty hard to calculate: Will the UK impose new tariffs on EU wines and, if so, when and at what rate? Will the US rescind the 25% tariff and, of so, when? Will the US impose additional tariffs? [scratch.gif] BTW, is there some meaningful prospect that the UK wi...
by AndrewH
October 13th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1486
Views: 90550

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

^ Not sure what any of this has to do with US tariffs, but as we're on the subject, I do wonder also if by having wine in bond, holders run the risk of tariffs on wine that didn't exist at the time of purchase once they choose to take their wine out of bond. I believe with UK in EU there were no tar...
by AndrewH
October 12th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine in the rain?
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Wine in the rain?

The worst that has happened is that the labels on the bottles are wet and perhaps ruined. The wine will be as good as it was either way. I would remove the bottles carefully, avoiding touching the labels, and let them dry. If they were wet, they likely will dry back to their original appearance or c...
by AndrewH
October 9th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1486
Views: 90550

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

Just saw this article. If I'm reading it correctly, the WTO has now ruled on some portion of the EU complaint that Boeing is unfairly subsidized (recall that the existing tariffs on wines entering the USA are based on a US complaint that Airbus is unfairly subsidized). The ruling was in favor of th...
by AndrewH
October 8th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker and purchase tracking question
Replies: 18
Views: 884

Re: CellarTracker and purchase tracking question

I allocate group purchase price proportionate to prevailing retail cost. Shipping gets allocated equally across all bottles though regardless of format. (I include tax and shipping in my CT bottle price) Pretty much the same. I confront this most on Berserker Day when wineries offer mixed lots for ...
by AndrewH
October 5th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?
Replies: 68
Views: 2864

Re: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?

Here's another option after 137 votes for Cellartracker :) VinoCell Only available on iPhones/iPad. This is certainly one for the geeks who love statistics and are not afraid to put 5-10 minutes in to enter a new wine (there is a database but I don't find it accurate enough) with all corresponding ...
by AndrewH
October 2nd, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 61
Views: 2504

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

For larger bottles (e.g., 12 oz, or saving half a bottle), what do you all think of something like this? Or is a screw cap preferable? https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71HXa6S2rOL._AC_SS350_.jpg Gotta make sure the seal is tight. Some of those lose seal pretty easily without even noticing. While...
by AndrewH
September 30th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 61
Views: 2504

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

I ordered from here - https://www.burchbottle.com Can purchase by the case (12) of bottles. Bought 375ml and 8oz to fit 28/400 cap (basically the same as Fu's but slightly larger (28mm vs. 22mm)). They have several other sizes that fit these caps - realize I should have bought some 5 oz ones as well...
by AndrewH
September 25th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New home construction wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re: New home construction wine cellar

and the floor tiled so that you can use it as a closet for now and it will be easily convertible later. This part I might not do (the rest is in line with what I suggested). Why? You may not want a tile floor. Wood or engineered wood may be preferable. I used engineered cork flooring. I haven't dro...
by AndrewH
September 23rd, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New home construction wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re: New home construction wine cellar

As others say, do it now. Nothing is cheaper as a retrofit- it's just a question of how much more expensive. Other than wine, the racking is the most expensive part, the cooling next. As noted you can do that later. You can even design it to be basically a walk-in closet if you ultimately don't want...
by AndrewH
September 21st, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

S Foot wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 9:33 am
I'm curious, what kind of allocations were people granted? Mine was 2 chard and 9 pinot. I thought for an inaugural release, it was a generous allocation.
THat's what I received.

Until this year, I had purchased 2-4 bottles of Cirq since release.
by AndrewH
September 17th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Like. random follow up, if admins can add the following anchor tag to every link within the software, they will open in a new tab. not only is this standard across the web, but has the added benefit of keeping the audience on the site while they check out another link (and come back). target="_blan...
by AndrewH
September 17th, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

Why not try six RRV, like I did. And.who the heck ever declared this to be declassified fruit? I really don't think Michael would do that. I bought, as I have KB since the early days Cirq since its inaugural vintage, and now Chev. Order, what do you have to lose? Well, you have $500 to lose on wine...
by AndrewH
September 15th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

mattcitrang wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Anton D wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 1:03 pm
I got an offer, but only for the pinot, so I threw a hissy fit and didn't click any further.
You can have some of my offer if you like.
+1. I don't plan to order chardonnays (was allocated* 2).

*Is it really an allocation if it's not guaranteed?
by AndrewH
September 14th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115212

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Gus Siokis wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 11:20 am
Anyone bite on the Bollinger offer today?
Yep.
I did the last time around.
by AndrewH
September 10th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 138
Views: 13087

Re: Wait list times

I signed up for SQN in March 2012 and got an allocation this year, so I’d say 8+. (Is it bad my first thought when I got the offer email was whether the pandemic shortened some waitlists?) Just realistic. Though not involving highly allocated wines, I've received some substantially increased alloca...
by AndrewH
September 10th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 138
Views: 13087

Re: Wait list times

Anton D wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 12:15 pm
There has to be a way to 'mathify' this.

Waiting list time is proportional to the ratio of resale value of a current release on the secondary market to the release price?
Seems like a good prediction of what we'd see with data, though I doubt it's a linear relationship.
by AndrewH
September 10th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 29
Views: 1814

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

^ Yes, that will do you just fine. A couple of thoughts: 1) Consider the PIR model, which also gives you motion detection (which you may or may not want). 2) If you want to measure liquid temperature, there's a probe that does that (looks like the product line now makes that separate - I was able to...
by AndrewH
September 9th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

R M Kriete wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 10:50 am
Thanks Brig:

$80 for an 'declassified" appellation wine? Easy pass.

Fixed it. [wink.gif]
But it's Cirq for half price! [wow.gif]
by AndrewH
September 9th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

I'm curious too . . . paucity of information. Did find this - $80 RRV Pinot Noir and $80 RRV Chardonnay.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=g ... aId=235370
by AndrewH
September 8th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115212

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Took a flyer on the Pierre Legras BdB 'Coste Beert'. 375s are always handy . . . hopefully turns out well!
by AndrewH
August 20th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

I am a big fan of the like function. I run a private board that uses phpBB and we have the like feature and it is great. However, I have the dislike and thread rating feature turned off. That way the popularity contest is lessened a bit. Also, I read the board a ton but don’t always much to add. I ...
by AndrewH
August 19th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Personally, I’d like to delete the post count on our published profile. I feel like a loser. ;). It really is a silly metric.
Do you flag Strava segments as "unsafe" when you lose a KOM too?
by AndrewH
August 19th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

JDavisRoby wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 4:11 pm
c fu wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Alex Valdes wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 3:57 pm


Down with this
+1 or Like or whatever similar
Thank you.
Well, a "thanks" button would also be good . . .
by AndrewH
August 19th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

ybarselah wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 3:46 pm
here's a great feature request: make all embedded links open in a new tab like most other sites. it actually used to be hard coded here but changed at some point.
Like.
by AndrewH
August 19th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

I feel like the "like" (and maybe "dislike") feature would be more useful with respect to individual posts, rather than threads. I think the number of replies already indicates how popular a thread is and the subject typically gives me an idea if it's something I'd be interested in. I do, however, ...
by AndrewH
August 19th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115212

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Josh Grossman wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Anyone going for the '12 1522?
I asked for 1 - seems like low risk for something I Haven’t had before.
by AndrewH
August 10th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles
Replies: 39
Views: 1779

Re: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles

I use these and fill them to the neck. https://www.midwestsupplies.com/collections/beer-bottles?_=pf&pf_t_bottle_type=bottle_type%3ASwing%20Top%20Bottles Amazon sells a bunch of various sizes/colors. Same, though from here: https://www.burchbottle.com I bought a case of 375s, a case of 8oz (~ 1/3 b...
by AndrewH
August 10th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 64
Views: 3138

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

I've tried both ways. I haven't found standing it up for a while to be any better and it certainly is more hassle. As others have said, most of the sediment is stuck to the side of the bottle anyway. So I just remove it from my cellar carefully, keep it on its side, carefully open and decant. Done ...
by AndrewH
August 6th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine cellar question
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Building a wine cellar question

I control air temps by putting 7-8 lbs of ice in the cellar nightly. Sorry for the ignorant question, but where are you getting 8 lbs of ice daily to put into your cellar to melt? How is it not a moldy mess down there? Gotta say I did a double take on that one as well. Water bill vs cooling unit ha...
by AndrewH
August 5th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine cellar question
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Building a wine cellar question

You could buy a wine fridge for the age-worthy bottles and then just use some racking without temp control for the shorter-term wines.
by AndrewH
July 31st, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?
Replies: 21
Views: 1622

Re: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?

Bdklein wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 9:27 am
So any idea from what vineyard(s) this wine is sourced ?
Bootlegger's and Treehouse. And maybe some others as suggested up thread.
by AndrewH
July 27th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?
Replies: 21
Views: 1622

Re: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Only got a wish request but I’m not a buyer anyways at 150; I had bought from every vintage until the last one.
Much as I like the wines, I was swallowing hard with each price increase and this one pushes it too far for me.
by AndrewH
July 22nd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1486
Views: 90550

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

Any new administration might be more willing to take a collaborative approach with the EU. Screwing liquor stores to prop up an airplane company might not be such a priority. yes but what Tariffs do not do damage to some domestic industry ? I'd be interested in how much damage tariffs on luxury han...
by AndrewH
July 21st, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 143
Views: 12971

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Mike C. wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 9:06 am
AndrewH wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 9:03 am
Do the prices include shipping, or is that charged later?
Included

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by AndrewH
July 21st, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 143
Views: 12971

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Do the prices include shipping, or is that charged later?
by AndrewH
July 21st, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1486
Views: 90550

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 7:18 am
Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 6:45 am
Thanks David. Even if they have now remedied, they were in violation. I assume that will have consequences.
Probably.
Is the Boeing case still on appeal to the WTO appeals panel, which doesn't have a quorum so can't issue a final ruling?
by AndrewH
July 21st, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1486
Views: 90550

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

Perhaps time for a reset? There are two tariff actions in play: 1) The ongoing tariffs imposed in response to the WTO ruling that the EU unlawfully subsidized Airbus. Those were initially imposed last Fall, and are by law reevaluated every 180 days. Currently those tariffs include a 25% tariff on ce...

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