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by AndrewH
March 28th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1306
Views: 76079

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mattstolz wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 1:28 pm
AndrewH wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 11:38 am
Nice offer of 2015 Felsina CCR Rancia. Haven’t seen a price that low for this wine in a while.
what was the price for it? Rancia is one of my favorite wines anywhere.

I did grab a bottle or two from the Clerget email. mostly lower levels
$39.99
by AndrewH
March 28th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1306
Views: 76079

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 5:14 pm
The yquem were a good deal.
Ddi you snap them up? Replied within 3 minutes on the 1990 and it was gone.
by AndrewH
March 28th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: March Wine Consumption
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: March Wine Consumption

A tick higher, but November/December tend to be highest for me, mainly because of providing wine for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year and related events.
by AndrewH
March 26th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4033

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

My Bedrock shipment arrived today. I opened the door when I saw the FedEx truck. Driver immediately said “I can sign for you” and left the boxes on the porch. I hadn’t thought about wiping boxes down since from what I’ve read, cardboard is a poor surface for viruses to persist, but I’ve been washin...
by AndrewH
March 25th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 3357

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

Not seeing this and not seeing downward pressure on prices. Just got an offer from HDH Wine for 2018 Bouchards -- the Le Corton at $150/per (50% or more higher than release prices for the 2015 and 2016), Chevalier Montrachet at $445 (again 50% higher than previous release prices), etc. etc. From K&...
by AndrewH
March 25th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4033

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

I would, and have, reported this to FedEx. Too many possible negatives can come from that practice. Joe What negatives? UPS last week rang doorbell, confirmed I was the recipient and left package on steps (he could see me through door). Really that should be enough even without COVID for alcohol - ...
by AndrewH
March 23rd, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Aging
Replies: 16
Views: 1012

Re: Wine Aging

^ You're still running CT in classic mode?!?
by AndrewH
March 23rd, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 86
Views: 3507

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*

Oh im so sorry about that Adam. Im happy to send you a bottle of "The hills". Same here - I'll recheck, but looks like I got 2 of each Syrah in the "Newbie" pack, and no Hills. I apologize to those that got 2 Humboldts instead of one and one Hills. Please email me johnjcabot3@gmail.com if yours was...
by AndrewH
March 23rd, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right
Replies: 38
Views: 1987

Re: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right

And a thread here on it . . . viewtopic.php?f=1&t=168379
by AndrewH
March 23rd, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right
Replies: 38
Views: 1987

Re: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right

It’s being widely reported people, no joke. All I do is communicate with docs overseas and watch webinars. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/health/coronavirus-symptoms-smell-taste.html?algo=top_conversion&fellback=false&imp_id=481292011&imp_id=166468408&action=click&module=trending&pgtype=Article...
by AndrewH
March 21st, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1306
Views: 76079

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Nice offer of 2015 Felsina CCR Rancia. Haven’t seen a price that low for this wine in a while.
by AndrewH
March 20th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 86
Views: 3507

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*

Got mine today in SoCal! One question - looks like 2x of the Humboldt Syrah instead of 1 of that and 1 of "The Hills". Thoughts? Oh im so sorry about that Adam. Im happy to send you a bottle of "The hills". Same here - I'll recheck, but looks like I got 2 of each Syrah in the "Newbie" pack, and no ...
by AndrewH
March 20th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”
Replies: 34
Views: 2048

Re: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”

UPS (not regular guy) left on steps, confirmed I was the addressee when I opened the door, and said "here you go". Dunno if he signed, but not worried.
by AndrewH
March 11th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 186
Views: 18664

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Just to be on the lookout but Pavilions/Vons often has double 10% discount sales on wine if you buy six mix or match bottles. For some reason the wine manager at my store always asserts that the double discount doesn’t apply to sparkling wines but the flyer never excludes champagne and the double d...
by AndrewH
March 9th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1306
Views: 76079

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

How much does Envoyer charge for shipping? Varies greatly depending on where you are shipping to and what you are shipping. My case shipments of (12) 750s to ATL usually comes out around $4.50 per bottle. For me to DC, mostly Champagne, has ranged from $4.50 to $6.25/bottle. The latter was for a sh...
by AndrewH
March 9th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8509
Views: 1245950

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Mel Hill wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 12:36 am
Thanks for the link. They used my photo of RK without permission and now I’ve got to track them down
Oh the irony!


HOpe you get it sorted easily. . . .
by AndrewH
March 5th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199
Replies: 25
Views: 1872

Re: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199

Was that some serious mistake pricing? 75% off seems, well, generous.
by AndrewH
March 4th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Home purchase with wine cellar question
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: Home purchase with wine cellar question

Also, if this was previously a pantry presumably it's surrounded by conditioned space (except for a possible outside wall). If that's so, and you plan to keep your house conditioned (whether heat or cool) you're not going to have huge temperature differentials, and also likely not significant humidi...
by AndrewH
March 2nd, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1306
Views: 76079

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 9:58 am
09 Cristal mags were a good deal.
+1. If you ball that way, the price was at or below the 750ml equivalent.
by AndrewH
March 1st, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3899

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 12:59 pm
I wouldn't gift them glasses. But I might give them some.
[thankyou.gif]

This. For the reason I believe Neal intended.
by AndrewH
February 28th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12788

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

A good friend of mine had a trip booked for later this year; Nairobi, Milan and Amsterdam. For his family of three, he spent $8,500 on plane tickets. He just canceled them yesterday, and ate a $2,400 cancelation fee. Not so much because they are afraid of the actual virus, but because they are afra...
by AndrewH
February 27th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!
Replies: 84
Views: 3425

Re: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!

I think you need to decide whether you care about actually selling the house any time soon. If you're worried about resale in the short term, then, yeah, do one of the short term solutions. But if you're planning to stay a while I'd go full in. Chances are a new owner will want to redo it anyway in ...
by AndrewH
February 27th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!
Replies: 84
Views: 3425

Re: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!

Having two separate units is pretty typical. Especially for humidity control. I can’t speak for your part of the country but in most places having an AC unit that is oversized is a bad thing. It won’t be able to properly cool and control humidity. That will be one thing to consider if you wall it o...
by AndrewH
February 26th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)
Replies: 25
Views: 2489

Re: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)

alan weinberg wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 11:40 am
Good news: Sokolin has the 08 Comtes for sale!

Bad news: $239/bottle! And no, that isn't the rose
easy pass.

Isn't that what's called a "hard pass" these days?

(Sorry to thread drift . . . puzzled by the new lingo . . . )
by AndrewH
February 26th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 63
Views: 5630

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

Yeah. I was not happy when I saw this. The tasting room attendant told me 10 days ago that he expected retail pricing the same as the 2007 (but no guarantees, of course). The Sokolin price is 2X+. That is a heck of a markup. I wonder if that is a troll based on perceived demand, or if that is price...
by AndrewH
February 26th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 66
Views: 2936

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

just moved everything from Chubb to Pure , saving 10% Do you mind sharing what your premium is with Pure based on the percentage to your wine value? Mine is with Pure on a separate rider and my premium is .006% of my wine value. But the value they are using is quite a bit higher that the community ...
by AndrewH
February 23rd, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1540

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

The chimney starter is easy. Fill with charcoal. Crumple up 3-4 sheets of newspaper and stuff underneath. Put it on top of the lower rack (down towards bottom of kettle), with top rack out the grille. Light with a match or flame starter. Let it do it's thing for 15-20 minutes as the coals get burnin...
by AndrewH
February 20th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2887

Re: Question for mailing list members

This is not a buying from a list problem. It is in one important aspect, which is the experience of many people over the years: They get on an exclusive list on recommendation, rather than tasting, then buy for years without tasting, because they are building a cellar and respecting the drinking wi...
by AndrewH
February 19th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2887

Re: Question for mailing list members

There’s a long list (pun intended) of wine enthusiasts on this board who started out buying from lists and eventually came to regret it. Not that all lists are bad, but they can quickly fill your cellar with wines you may no longer enjoy years from now. To be fair, that can easily happen with retai...
by AndrewH
February 18th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia

Thanks for taking one for the team with your early drinking of this one! Look forward to trying it down the line . . .
by AndrewH
February 18th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)
Replies: 25
Views: 2489

Re: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)

The claim is (or so I was told when I toured some caves last fall) is that a skilled riddler can turn 30-40k bottles/day! They must get sore wrists, even with the many labor protections they surely are provided! (Perhaps the 30-40K number comes from a time when a full day meant 10-12 hours, not 6-7 ...
by AndrewH
February 18th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)
Replies: 25
Views: 2489

Re: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)

Finally, not that anyone cares what our tour guide looks like, but next to him is a model riddling rack. If you look closely you can see the bottle of Champagne at various different angles. As I understand it, this rack is "representative." In fact, I believe all of the slots in a given rack are se...
by AndrewH
February 12th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1306
Views: 76079

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

My one and only shipment from Envoyer was over a year ago when they proactively reached out and said they needed to ship to clear space. I have 126 bottles pending with them (I’m sure not all have landed in their facility), but haven’t heard from them. Should I reach out and arrange a shipment or h...
by AndrewH
February 11th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1314
Views: 76482

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

Meanwhile, wine importers are using an interesting tactic, saying that China is winning as a result of the wine tariffs, absorbing the reducd US imports and then some: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/china-steals-us-wine-industry-as-tariffs-take-their-toll-according-to-us-wine-trade-allianc...
by AndrewH
February 11th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22266

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I'm glad to see how many CC companies recognized fraud and acted to protect the card holder. Unfortunately, the businesses that accepted the fraudulent charge may be out the product/money. The ticket companies can recoup all but the fees for the charge and the charge back. Worse, it's considered a ...
by AndrewH
February 11th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22266

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

An annoyance because this was a fairly recently re-issued card and it's the one we use most, and for many recurring items, so I get to go through and re-enter all of those yet again... As an aside, this is why I have a dedicated card I use STRICTLY for recurring charges. Since I switched to that sy...
by AndrewH
February 11th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22266

Re: credit card breaches?

I have had several cards scammed, most of the problems were gas purchases at stations on the road. One was at a restaurant where they take the card away to process. Solution for the gas station issue was to get a new card with the tap to pay feature, this seems to avoid the scimmers at the pump. Wh...
by AndrewH
February 8th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1314
Views: 76482

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

Sorry, I’m unsure of your correlation, how US tariffs increase Italian wines in the EU. Indeed. Effect should be the other way. Tariffs in US reduce exports from EU to US, raising supply in EU relative to demand. That should depress prices in EU for tariffed wines. Italian wines to compete should b...
by AndrewH
February 8th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1314
Views: 76482

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

Ah ah I read somewhere that Trump put 25% duty on Spanish, French and German wines but nothing on Italian wines. Italian wines in EU have increased by over 12% since then... So, US still moving the market... at least partially... Sorry, I’m unsure of your correlation, how US tariffs increase Italia...
by AndrewH
January 30th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 1:40 pm
I scan it. Like a banner ad for something I don’t want, or a radio commercial .

I'm pretty sure that if you pay Todd $25, CT will make the "tasted with Sally" TNs not appear.
by AndrewH
January 30th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

I saw that. It certainly doesn't say should do that. It's the ideal place to store things that the subscriber doesn't want public, and they give examples. Nothing about the reason having to do with being beneficial to the community. But "supposed to" is repeated many times in this thread. As far as...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

One pet peeve is someone who hates the wine but still leaves a decent score. Saw this one the other day; they hated the wine, it’s not drinkable, but still have it a score of a B. Yeah, but to be fair right or wrong the vast majority of the rating community has effectively settled on a 20 point sca...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

+1 Trying to decide if this thread is another curmudgeon thread, or a “keep of my grass,” or First World problems. But it’s making me question if I want to keep paying yearly for CT. I would say keeping track of your wines is worth the money. The ability to look back at a note of a wine you had yea...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9097

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

BobMilton wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 9:12 am
Just a quick note - just learned my Scherrer order is due to arrive TODAY! Dang that was quick. (And Tercero is due Friday).
Yep - Ridge is already at hold at location location for pickup on my way home.
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9097

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

I did well . . . at moderating my purchases somewhat. Cabot, Soujourn, Sandler, Ladd, Liquid Farm, and Ridge . . . .with the last one arriving today! [paging Mr. Pobega . . . ]
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

... I've never opened a bottle based on the suggestion of anyone on CT. Honestly? Because I use this all the time. If 5/5 are saying a nebbiolo is closed at the moment from recent notes, I'll decide to open something else and let it sit awhile longer. If enough people are saying something is gettin...
by AndrewH
January 28th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Yes, some CT users could use best practices, such as using the private notes field for "tasted with sally" or even "same as last bottle" But this creates an active annoyance only in two instances: 1) when it shows in the list of the five most recently reviewed wines on the home page and 2) when it's...
by AndrewH
January 28th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!
Replies: 308
Views: 23250

Re: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:25 pm
EVER. Mark is a super cool guy...and, shockingly, a plumber.
A plumber would know exactly how little maintenance a toilet needs to keep running.

Anyway, thanks to whoever linked to this thread as part of BD . . . wildly entertaining!
by AndrewH
January 28th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay Auctions BD11 - AUCTIONS CLOSED
Topic: AUCTION: Saint Cloud Bourbon ~720ml - 1 previously opened bottle
Replies: 45
Views: 1701

Re: AUCTION: Saint Cloud Bourbon ~720ml - 1 previously opened bottle

Not sure if this is still open. If so... The Ray Walker story is long and complicated. Innumerable people here have been caught up in it to some degree. The bottle posted has an agreed upon bid of $200. With that, from the purchaser, is a $200 donation to an organization for abused women in the SF ...

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