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by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3533

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Anyone know how long on the wait list to buy? I signed up about two years ago. Depends on production i believe, last few years there have been very few drop offs from the list so there is not a lot of movement. I seem to recall 3000 people on wait list so if 100 a year drop off which is highly unli...
by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3533

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Anyone know how long on the wait list to buy? I signed up about two years ago. Depends on production i believe, last few years there have been very few drop offs from the list so there is not a lot of movement. I seem to recall 3000 people on wait list so if 100 a year drop off which is highly unli...
by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4889

Re: True Confessions

Randy Bowman wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Hard boiled eggs aged in pickled beet juice for a couple weeks. The red color clear through the egg white and partially coloring the yolk. Don't remember how I fell into this.
Pickled eggs are a UK thing, very popular
by Alan Eden
June 13th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

Im reading the Cdp tasting notes and im thinking this wine sounds like crap !! Then John does say its crap.

Its surprising how something with such reputation can actually be dire in the glass
by Alan Eden
June 13th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2975

Re: Went nuts and ...

Recently had 05 Montrose, not even close to being ready
by Alan Eden
June 12th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2860

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Sarah, I am not going George Washington. I have mellowed and care less about grammar and spelling. There are too many errors being made all around us to correct. Your expectations for this site are high. Why? We just drink wine and think we know things. Miner lo and thats y gramer and speling dont ...
by Alan Eden
June 12th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale - DRC - 2016, OWC, banded - 2015 & 2014 - SOME SOLD update
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: For Sale - DRC - 2016, OWC, banded - 2015 & 2014

Wow, DRC 1/4 Miillion a case !!!

No comment on if this is fair price, i have no idea but its mind boggling to think of a nice three bedroom house in a midwest suburb or a case of wine !!
by Alan Eden
June 12th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2860

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

So, if you just want wine to chill out and destress after a shitty day whats your preferred grape, this is not about wine tasting or food its simply about wine drinking. Cabernet and how dare you to suggest that wine has alcohol in it that alcohol has certain affects on the body and mind such as ca...
by Alan Eden
June 12th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 64
Views: 5227

Re: Beta Wine Release?

R_Gilbane wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 8:33 am
Anyone opened a bottle recently?
Opened both, preferred the 11. Good solid mountain cabs, well worth the $75
by Alan Eden
June 11th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2860

Another stupid poll about wine drinking

So, if you just want wine to chill out and destress after a shitty day whats your preferred grape, this is not about wine tasting or food its simply about wine drinking.
by Alan Eden
June 11th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Mark Binnys has Bevan on sale below release price, his awful customer service has caused people to stop buying. Most of thereally expensive cults are easily available, Harlan, Bond, Bryant etc have no wait list, only SE and Scarecrow have long waits. Afew like Macdonald are impossible lists but they...
by Alan Eden
June 11th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

While there are many Napa Cabs that have had large price increases in the last few years, one can still find some very good bottles for $125 or less. Dunn Howell Mountain, Mondavi Reserve, Mayacamas, Forman, La Jota, Mt. Brave, EMH, Montelena, O'Shaughnessy, Arns, etc. I believe most, if not all, o...
by Alan Eden
June 11th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 1044

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

J a y H a c k wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 4:37 am
Agreed, with one addition. DO NOT lay it down. Store upright. The high acid eats at the cork. Or so the guys from Barbeito advised me when they were here.
So what stops the cork drying out in a 100 year old bottle ?
by Alan Eden
June 10th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB older Zin's
Replies: 4
Views: 565

WTB older Zin's

If anyone has had a taste shift and is no longer into zin's in love to buy a couple of cases of older wine. Does not have to be really old just say earlier than 2013. Open to any of the major producers such as Ridge, Turley, Bedrock etc but i would not want a large chunk of the same bottling of anyt...
by Alan Eden
June 10th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: T/N - Carter Cellars - The O.G. - 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: T/N - Carter Cellars - The O.G. - 2016

PM if interested in a few bottles
by Alan Eden
June 10th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 5197

Re: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions

The 4R alone is $400 + tax
by Alan Eden
June 10th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 5197

Re: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions

Hello all, I am looking to my 50th birthday in about 18 months. Saving a few dollars to over indulge with some great whiskies for a party with family and friends. Any unique suggestions, budget being up to $500? Thanks, MG Since you spelled it with an 'e' and not whisky--I assume you are not lookin...
by Alan Eden
June 10th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: So Now Newcastle Is Lagunitas And Tastes Different
Replies: 6
Views: 4956

Re: So Now Newcastle Is Lagunitas And Tastes Different

Newcastle sold out a long time ago and the beer changed, cant recall who bought them bought it was never the same as the old newcie that we remembered. None of teh current stuff is worth a damn
by Alan Eden
June 9th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2918

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Howard Cooper wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 7:02 pm
So, if someone looks at a bottle of Romanee Conti (let us say at 1000 bottles sold in the US) at $20,000 a bottle and another mass produced wine (say selling two million bottles in the US) at say $3 a bottle, the average price of wine is $10,000 a bottle? Wow!!!!
Need a new calculator Howard
by Alan Eden
June 8th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2918

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Mark Golodetz wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Basically averaging bottle prices and ignoring consumption. A bottle of Romanee Conti has huge impact on pricing, while a high consumption wine like Yellowtail has mathematically very little.
Gallo sells around a billion bottles a year alone, huge effect on average price
by Alan Eden
June 8th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 3000

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

Well you cant expect poor winery owners to not increase prices, after all just because you get 30% extra free fruit the corks have gone up by 40 cents so we need an across the board $15 a bottle increase
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Just catching up on this thread and am puzzled by Roy’s suggestion. As someone who loves both cab and zinfandel, they don’t scratch the same itch for me. There are plenty of good Napa cabs still available in the $75 and under category. Several I like, buy, and would recommend include: Drinkward Pes...
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Merrill, would you agree or not? Thank you. It's not just an increase in glass prices. Snail mail brought an informational letter from my insurer for EMH that some of their terms will be changing. You MUST have liability insurance. My corks and capsules also went up this year - off the top of my he...
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Anton D wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Alan Eden wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 5:15 pm

Wtf does house paint have to do with anything
I'm joking around with the real Alan. Alan Rath.

You can be #Alan2Wineberserker if you like! [cheers.gif]
Now thats fighting talk, the real Alan !!!
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Brian Tuite wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Greg K wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Victor Hong wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 10:25 am


So true.
Then again, this entire thread is really a "woe is me I'm poor" thread by Alan to begin with.
But he doesn’t want to start an argument.
Fine with argument, not fine with getting into salary dick measuring, anyone on this forum has enough to buy nice wine
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Then again, this entire thread is really a "woe is me I'm poor" thread by Alan to begin with. But he doesn’t want to start an argument. Be nice to Alan, he can't even afford decent color house paint. Speaking of which: What is red and smells like blue paint? Red paint. [rofl.gif] Wtf does house pai...
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Since Fed started QE in late 2008, the income distribution deteriorated horribly. The rich gets richer. It may be true that most people did not earn 40% more in past 3-5 years, but folks who drink $150 very likely did. High end napa cabs only target this small population. You mean like people on th...
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

newsflash, there are tons of steakhouses in the US. Guess what their greatest wine sales are by a massive margin? There are even more Chinese restaurants in this country, every little Podunkville has their very own chop-suey house. Do to the price difference, how many more times a year will people ...
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201301

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Weill A Way

Lovely blue fruits with a nice savoury note, vibrant colour and nose. Took at least 4 hours of air to shine though. Has that great syrah moorish lip smacking quality

Highly recommended although i might leave it a few more years to get its act together
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 118
Views: 14793

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

The Bryants are getting pretty old. They built the winery using the same game plan as they had to build their original fortune. They even over paid employees. The popularity of the wines dipped five or more years ago. Now, they are fair game for those same employees, whether it is their actual acti...
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 118
Views: 14793

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Well at full price its $9000 a case, so 1000 cases would be $9M. Obviously they dont sell at full price due to three tier system etc so that will reduce it. No idea how many cases they sell. But if they only do $7M in top line sales how in the world is it valued at $125 M ? unless they hold like 100...
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th

Kelly Walker wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 2:17 pm
“Hook up” is not the best term to use :)
You dont know what Brian really wants !!!!
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

They are not, talking with store managers at Binnys they are planning to further reduce the wine section footprint across the stores. Across Chicagoland Binny's are observing a steady decline in wine sales with a bias towards the higher values. For example in my surburban Binnys they have Bond, Bry...
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 118
Views: 14793

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

People love to predict apocalyptic endings to successes like Napa, and extrapolate massively from one (unclear) data point. I will take the opposite tack. Napa is here to stay and will be a premium wine region for the rest of our lives (absent some hideous externality like a world war or some such)...
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2361

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

Pinot is dead at retail
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Since Fed started QE in late 2008, the income distribution deteriorated horribly. The rich gets richer. It may be true that most people did not earn 40% more in past 3-5 years, but folks who drink $150 very likely did. High end napa cabs only target this small population. You mean like people on th...
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 118
Views: 14793

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

$125 M valuation on a business that makes $1.7M in profit, doesnt seem like workable numbers, i know the land probably is the bulk of it but still.

Nice to see a finance person being responsible and not just going along
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

james l moleberg wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 8:52 pm
simply put, if you don't like it, don't pay it. bitching and moaning isn't going to make them drop their price... put up or shut up.
James

So your method is to just let the wineries increase 20% a year and never say anything ? seems like a cop out
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

How are expensive California wines selling at Binnys? Isn't that the test? They are not, talking with store managers at Binnys they are planning to further reduce the wine section footprint across the stores. Across Chicagoland Binny's are observing a steady decline in wine sales with a bias toward...
by Alan Eden
June 5th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem - GIII Cab Sauv Initial Offering
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Williams Selyem - GIII Cab Sauv Initial Offering

Great another $200 GIII cab, just what we needed
by Alan Eden
June 5th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9648

$175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Just a few years ago, say 2 or 3 it seemed that $125-$150 got you most of the best cab vineyards below the ultra premium class such as your Bond's, Colgin's etc. So in that $125 + range you had Roy Piper, the better Mike Smith wines like Myriad BTK's, Hopper etc. Now those same wine are $175, Carter...
by Alan Eden
June 3rd, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3729

Re: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?

Think it was a test window, closed now
by Alan Eden
June 3rd, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Justin Wells contact
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: Justin Wells, Justin W ells, and any other name you care to use?

Only Watford fan is Elton John, hes on tour so maybe hes just busy
by Alan Eden
June 2nd, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3729

Re: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?

Awfully early for 17's at this stage, mostly still in barrel. Their development across the Valley will certainly be interesting. There seems to be less negativity for 2017 as compared to 2011, but I betting on the former to be the superior vintage. Yet the 11's have generally turned into great wine...
by Alan Eden
June 1st, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 2306

Re: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

My point is that climate and even micro-climate must have some level of topographic resolution, i get it can change with even as much as 500yds or even 3-500 feet of elevation or different sun exposures but im not buying into 20-30 ft across a level roadway
by Alan Eden
June 1st, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 2306

Re: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

So if a lot of this is based on appearance of the grapes doesnt that mean the farming aspect is more important than the terroir ? Alan - terroir (in my book) is a combination of soil and weather. Farming is dictated by both these components. Bringing in good-looking fruit means that the farmer has ...
by Alan Eden
June 1st, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 2306

Re: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

So if a lot of this is based on appearance of the grapes doesnt that mean the farming aspect is more important than the terroir ?
by Alan Eden
June 1st, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3970
Views: 222173

Re: The Bourbon Thread

NickRut wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 1:21 pm
Alan Eden wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 8:31 pm
Funny enough my local store had some goodies for me tonight, picked up a 18 GTS, 4R 130th LESB and the Old Fitz 13 year BiB

Cant wait for the 13 Fitz

Wow strong showing. What’d they charge for the old fitz?
$150
by Alan Eden
May 31st, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3970
Views: 222173

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Funny enough my local store had some goodies for me tonight, picked up a 18 GTS, 4R 130th LESB and the Old Fitz 13 year BiB

Cant wait for the 13 Fitz
by Alan Eden
May 31st, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 863
Views: 33678

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Missed my Cigars tonight, looking forward to nice Davidoff Double R Churchill for the Champions league final tomorrow. I do like a nice Double R

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