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by AndrewH
August 6th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine cellar question
Replies: 14
Views: 861

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: 861

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: 1458

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: 1458

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: 1416
Views: 85544

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: 141
Views: 11430

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: 141
Views: 11430

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: 1416
Views: 85544

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: 1416
Views: 85544

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...
by AndrewH
July 17th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone converted an elevator shaft into wine cellar?
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Has anyone converted an elevator shaft into wine cellar?

Not sure an elevator shaft would accommodate a spiral staircase. Anyway, the easiest way to calculate how much racking you can get in a rough way is to figure that racks will be about 1 foot deep, and you need to leave room for a door and forget the corners (curved racks take up almost as much space...
by AndrewH
July 16th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 4862

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

This is one of those questions I struggle with all the time: What am I building the vertical for? I realize that wine collecting is almost as much a hobby as it is about actually drinking the wine, so from that perspective I get it, but what am I going to do: have a bunch of people over and drink 2...
by AndrewH
July 15th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1416
Views: 85544

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

My current draft. Feel free to borrow any or all as you see fit, but please remember that letters which are just duplicates aren't as impactful. . . . . As a result of this system of regulation, distribution costs add more to the final consumer price of beverage alcohol than to the final consumer p...
by AndrewH
July 15th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1416
Views: 85544

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

The case against Boeing is not of the same magnitude. The EU argued that Boeing’s civilian aircraft programs were indirectly subsidized by military contracts, but the WTO in the end rejected that. At this point, the only ruling against Boeing involves $9 billion of tax breaks provided by Washington...
by AndrewH
July 15th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?

Buy Chenoweth Pinot . Same blend of grapes/vineyard (and I was told they get first crack at the best lots since the they own the vineyard) for half the price. Or Treehouse or Bootleggers SVD for less than KB. This whole KB/Cirq intertwining just reeks of money/business over winemaking . First MB le...
by AndrewH
July 15th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?

Looking back at my purchases for price, by vintage
2011-12: $100
2013-14: $125
2015-16: $130
2017: $150
by AndrewH
July 15th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?

Just received my allocation offer. It was for 1 bottle. Purchased the 1 for $150 but I don't believe I've ever seen an allocation for only 1 bottle before. Last year I didn't have an allocation but I was granted a wish list for 1 bottle, may be thats how my allocation was decided. Happy that I didn...
by AndrewH
July 13th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1416
Views: 85544

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

Thanks for floating this thread up, Mark!

Came by to mention that USTR has imposed tariffs on cosmetics and handbags, not wine, in retaliation for France's Digital Services tax, with tariffs stayed for 180 days.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/1 ... str-356628
by AndrewH
July 6th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 2063

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 8:35 am
Called my supplier who promised a replacement bottle.
Seems like the least they could do.
by AndrewH
July 2nd, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1772
Views: 110437

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Andrew M wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 5:36 pm
A little surprised these went in under 8 minutes but maybe I shouldn’t be. I asked for 3 and struck out.
Then they raised the price $10.
by AndrewH
July 2nd, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?
Replies: 41
Views: 4865

Re: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?

I was only very briefly on the list and bought once as the prices got jacked up. I believe they have been bought and sold twice now. I am glad to have found Rivers Marie to add a small amount of Pinot to my cellar. Yeah, Private equity firm bought them, and then sold it after a few years (in the wa...
by AndrewH
July 2nd, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?
Replies: 41
Views: 4865

Re: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?

And what did WS have to say?
(Release price is $120 to mailing list).
by AndrewH
June 30th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA

If there is a new president in January the tariffs might go away. Perhaps...eventually, but not in January, or even February. The Federal Register notification process will have to be followed, and believe it or not, some will comment and demand hearings to leave the tariffs in place. Boeing would ...
by AndrewH
June 25th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4236

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

I have never had Barefoot or Yellowtail Wine served from a box Wine with an ice cube in it You didn’t “slap the bag” in college? [rofl.gif] (Though I guess that would remove the box) The wine with an ice cube one is interesting...a year ago on a very very warm day I ordered a glass of rose at an ou...
by AndrewH
June 25th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1416
Views: 85544

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

Trying to keep this apolitical but it looks like we have all the makings of a major trade war. It may be a distraction, but if it happens, it will do untold damage both in the near and long term. Umm...it's already a trade war, and has been that way for over a year. I beg to differ. It is not a war...
by AndrewH
June 24th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3262

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Victor Hong wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Redneck rap works in both venues.
So Old Town Road on heavy repeat. Check.
by AndrewH
June 24th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3262

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Living in the city, we get them on occasion. I use glue boards so I can slide them where my wife’s ridiculous dog won’t try and lick the peanut butter. The most effective method is to pipe country music into the kitchen and they willingly leave. That gets rid of the city mice, but the country mice ...
by AndrewH
June 24th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3262

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

We seem to have (or had) a mouse or chipmunk in our car. A sealed package of cookies in the glove compartment was nibbled ten days ago. Then a bag of garbage my wife foolishly left in the car overnight. A day or two later the foil from a piece of chocolate had been shredded on the passenger seat, a...
by AndrewH
June 23rd, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3262

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Shock and awe! Control the battlespace!
by AndrewH
June 23rd, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3262

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Poison inside the tubes I mentioned isn't harmful to any other animals/pets as they can't get at it. The mice die together quickly as a group and they don’t leave carcasses in my experience as they shrivel up and disintegrate very quickly. Trying to pick them off one by one with traps won’t eradica...
by AndrewH
June 22nd, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1453

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

Why would you pay for insurance that only covers one box of wine? Speaking of - I should probably insure mine. I'm so used to homeowners insurance covering what I have at home that I forgot about the stuff I have offsite - where do you go to get this kind of insurance? It's been a while since I had...
by AndrewH
June 17th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passive wine cellar in Virginia?
Replies: 49
Views: 2322

Re: Passive wine cellar in Virginia?

Anthony C wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 6:23 am
Overall, about 500 bottle capacity, which would be 3x what I have now.
Hahahahaha. Let us know how that goes.

Prediction for Feb. 2021 - "Folks, I'm getting close to capacity . . . what do I do?"

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by AndrewH
June 10th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: OWC offer is suspended - due to overwhelming requests
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: OWC offer is suspended - due to overwhelming requests

I for one appreciate the offer even if it doesn't work out. You can definitely just attach a shipping label to the OWC, however, the concern there is that it doesn't come off in one piece. But if you attach it to the bottom, maybe that won't matter? You could also get the clear envelopes with adhes...
by AndrewH
June 8th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1416
Views: 85544

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

The tariff "carousel" is coming around again . . . Aug. 12 is the next time wine tariffs might get swapped out for something else to take a hit: WINE GROUP: TRUMP TARIFFS ARE KILLING US: Wine wholesalers and retailers have been hit with a one-two punch over the past nine months. First, the Trump adm...
by AndrewH
June 4th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 230
Views: 9940

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

similar thread years ago got the mic drop when Rosania said he had 500 cases of 96 Salon, admittedly 6 bottle cases, but geez . . . 3000 bottles, at that time about $200/b, now close to $1000/b. I've gotta ask, what's the end game in this situation? With 500 cases, as another poster pointed out, th...
by AndrewH
June 3rd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 230
Views: 9940

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

This is me too. My wine interests/tastes are far too varied to commit to significant quantities of one wine. I typically buy 2-3 bottles of a wine, and if it's something I really love, I might buy 4-8 bottles (or even a case on very rare occasions where I find a truly great wine for a price I can't...
by AndrewH
June 2nd, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1554

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

This ties into the discussion, but is not about the glass. What do folks use to keep flying proteins from landing in your glasses when outside? Not a huge problem here in Southern California, but it must be bad in some of those "buggy" states back east. Silicone glass covers (that's a decent search...
by AndrewH
June 2nd, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1554

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

I have collected in excess of a 100 riedels of various shapes and sizes, so at my age I use whatever is handy. [truce.gif] [dance-clap.gif] [cheers.gif] They may be disposable/single-use to you, but broken glass by the pool or at the beach is no bueno. Even if it's fine hand-blown Austrian glass.
by AndrewH
May 29th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1772
Views: 110437

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 1:15 pm
I went for a few bottles of the same, Tom. Have never tried it, but plenty of good CT notes from folks I trust. And, yeah, half bottles are useful. :)
Bought 2 as an experiment as well. Love 375s of Champagne, and happy Envoyer seems to come up with them with regularity.
by AndrewH
May 29th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2845

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

Kelly Wine from the state of Virginia is another topic that was discussed on another thread on this forum. A number of folks think that these wines in general pale to fine wines made in other regions of the US. Trump and other producers may be challenged from the start by the terroir +1. Trump or o...
by AndrewH
May 29th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2845

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

Hi Kelly It's rare for "celebrity wines" to be taken seriously by the sorts of people who frequent this board. I would be surprised if people here have ever bothered to taste Trump winery wines, nor Greg Norman's etc. So you may not get any real answers here. That might come off a bit snobby, but I...
by AndrewH
May 27th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Liquid Farm Sauvignon Blanc Dandi (USA, California, Central Coast)
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: TN: 2018 Liquid Farm Sauvignon Blanc Dandi (USA, California, Central Coast)

I'll pop mine in here as well . . . enjoyed it! 2018 Liquid Farm Sauvignon Blanc Dandi - USA, California, Central Coast (5/26/2020) Pale straw color. Mouthful of refreshing tartness - some lime, lemon curd, hint of grapefruit, touch of parsley, and saline minerality on body; a hint of pineapple emer...
by AndrewH
May 27th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Modular Wine Rooms
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Modular Wine Rooms

Probably not what you're looking for, but what about a walk-in cooler, add racks and your choice of cooling?
https://www.uscooler.com/brew-cave/
by AndrewH
May 22nd, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What should the retailer do here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2256

Re: What should the retailer do here?

^ Thanks for the reasonableness check. Free wine is nice.

Maybe part of it I was a bit off put by the "offer" which was basically "thanks for your honesty . . . we can "give" you a discount on price roughly equal to the cost of return shipping."
by AndrewH
May 22nd, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What should the retailer do here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2256

Re: What should the retailer do here?

Similar, but not identical situation for me. Recently received some wines, with a couple of additional bottles that i'd previously ordered and already received. Shipper's mistake, and I don't think they realized it except when I told them. Offer was keep the bottles for about a $10 discount each or ...
by AndrewH
May 20th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Insurance
Replies: 35
Views: 1847

Re: Cellar Insurance

Got it thanks. My coverage is a stand-alone policy, since State Farm doesn’t offer anything.. I have coverage for my wine through State Farm. They didn't seem very adept and getting the policy, but it's basically a rider to homeowners insurance, like one would have for jewelry, etc. I'm not particu...
by AndrewH
May 20th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 7900

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

I am an extensive user of CT and have been since about 2004. I use the iOS app a great deal for convenience. Two things that would greatly enhance its utility would be the addition of saved searches into the app, which I miss every time I want to search for a wine. Secondly, the scanner for removin...
by AndrewH
May 20th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 7900

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

Love CT, couldn't live without it. Probably my OCD, but I keep looking for a consumption category that covers the bottle you bring when invited to dinner at someone else's home. Not really "Gave away as a gift", because I'll have some. I keep toggling between "Drank from my Cellar" and "Brought to ...
by AndrewH
May 19th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1448
Views: 86817

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Just got my invoice for a recent shipment from Envoyer...looks like they’re charging for the styrofoam shippers now in addition to the shipping cost. Is this new or something I’ve missed previously (maybe new POS system just provides better detail)? I've been charged for the shipper before, but I t...
by AndrewH
May 19th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 7900

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

There are various levels of geekery even within the CT community. Not everyone wants nor cares to enter label information within a NV tasting note. But, as I have said on numerous posts, within the NV space, there is limited benefit to a NV post in CT unless as users we put the label info in our TN...
by AndrewH
May 19th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 7900

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

I got a complaint! I occasionally forget to remove bottles from CT (Not CT's fault per se, except perhaps tangentially as an enabler of my habit...). When I realize this 2 years later ('hey wait there's no way I still have 6 bottles of that'), my only option to remove that's appropriate is "Missing...

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