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by JulianD
April 18th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture
Replies: 150
Views: 10296

Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture

What are you guys doing with the 2016 Nebbiolo that was made, but is not being sold?
by JulianD
April 11th, 2018, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 129851

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

NoahR wrote: And why is Lazar such a bad actor?
uhhh.... we're just going to ignore the child sodomy?
by JulianD
April 5th, 2018, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.
Replies: 238
Views: 11522

New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.

And this, folks, is called thread drift.
by JulianD
April 5th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.
Replies: 238
Views: 11522

New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.

He may be but he did not disclose he was shilling the wines he sells on this thread. He needs to go back and edit his post so that we know that he is not trying to sell product without disclosure. Very underhand! And yes he is smug with little reason for it. I would like one scenario where what I d...
by JulianD
April 5th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.
Replies: 238
Views: 11522

New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.

Pretty sure everyone know Martin is ITB, he is very open about it... He also posts disclosures in tasting notes on wine that he sells.
by JulianD
April 4th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 211
Views: 12065

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

Marcus Stanley wrote:"7" years haven't been any good for the last 50 years (1957, 67, 77, 87, 97, 07) so I'm just going to assume 2017 won't be good either.
Can't tell if serious or not
by JulianD
April 2nd, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 211
Views: 12065

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

Looks like WineSpectator has started releasing some scores
by JulianD
March 29th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.
Replies: 238
Views: 11522

New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.

Sorry, but what is the point of this thread?

Wines are getting more expensive, and some are out of the reach of normal laypeople? Yes, we all agree.

/thread
by JulianD
March 26th, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent Rhones (Paris Geynale, B20, Gonon, Sorrel, etc.)
Replies: 61
Views: 2443

Recent Rhones (Paris Geynale, B20, Gonon, Sorrel, etc.)

If you don't like the scoring, ignore it and read the notes-which are very descriptive and informative. Pretty simple. If you can't stand the scoring that much, browse a different thread.
by JulianD
March 23rd, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Godefroy
Replies: 8
Views: 520

TN: 2015 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Godefroy

Where are you getting it for $23?
by JulianD
March 19th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can block chain solve the problem of wine counterfeiting, at least for future vintages?
Replies: 41
Views: 2333

Can block chain solve the problem of wine counterfeiting, at least for future vintages?

There are a couple of projects similar to this in the works but for shipping/logistics (WaltonChain/ShipChain etc). Usually they rely on some sort of RFID or tamper proof sensor that can be logged or scanned at each point of arrival/change of hands. Thus, you would know 'where' the item is supposed ...
by JulianD
March 18th, 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 154
Views: 10679

Anyone using Weinboxes?

Ressurecting this thread, deciding between tubes vs weinboxes

Those of you who are using tubes, how are you doing that? (Just loose tubes stacked up??)
by JulianD
March 18th, 2018, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping....a scenario question...
Replies: 155
Views: 5374

Tipping....a scenario question...

Interesting that no one actually asked if the service was good or not.

Bunch of people telling the original poster he 'should' tip 20%, but have no idea how to staff performed, or what services they rendered.
by JulianD
March 15th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you use off site storage-what are you paying?
Replies: 40
Views: 1995

If you use off site storage-what are you paying?

Guys in the OC where are you guys getting prices for 10-15 a case? I couldn't find anything close to those prices - currently paying ~$30 a case from Legend Cellars (Unless you guys have something like 50-100 cases so the cost is averaged down)
by JulianD
March 6th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 08, 09, 10, 13 Vajra Albe
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

TNs: 08, 09, 10, 13 Vajra Albe

Vajra is such a great value play. Especially like their Langhe Rosso QPR (which runs ~$15 or so)
by JulianD
February 23rd, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressive showing for a 2015: Chateau Siran
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Impressive showing for a 2015: Chateau Siran

FYI: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Siran is a blend of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot picked between 17 September to 12 October. It is raised in 25% new oak plus one-year barrels. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Siran is a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon,...
by JulianD
February 11th, 2018, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 129851

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

If Don were to show that he spent a quarter the time fighting child sex abuse that he spends making ABC law complaints around the country against any business with any connection to Marc Lazar, this might not seem so hypocritical. ?? Either this child abuser operated illegally or not. ad hominem at...
by JulianD
February 8th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Château Capbern-Gasqueton - questions on this great QPR
Replies: 16
Views: 785

2010 Château Capbern-Gasqueton - questions on this great QPR

Same estate, they dropped the 'Gasqueton' for ease of naming
by JulianD
January 22nd, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...and Others Are Clueless....(Part 2)
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Some Wineries Get It...and Others Are Clueless....(Part 2)

Douglas Breen wrote:I'm a vinsider and did not get a book. Maybe 6 whites two times a year is not enough?

Even without the book, I do love their wines!

Clearly they don't get it.

Off the list!
by JulianD
January 21st, 2018, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley is live.
Replies: 27
Views: 1627

Turley is live.

Who do you guys prefer for Zin? Carlisle?
by JulianD
January 19th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: BerserkerDay IX Master Thread/FAQ - Records set!!! Over $500,000 in wine/wine related goods sold!
Replies: 252
Views: 18286

BerserkerDay IX Master Thread/FAQ (Please Read)

Will there be a comprehensive list somewhere of all participating wineries? (If they’ve confirmed)
by JulianD
January 18th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Bitcoin talk - would you buy wine with Bitcoin?
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

More Bitcoin talk - would you buy wine with Bitcoin?

Would be cool, but nope
by JulianD
January 5th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IDTT Aldo Vacca/Produttori Interview
Replies: 45
Views: 1638

IDTT Aldo Vacca/Produttori Interview

Still waiting for the better QPRs than the langhe : (
by JulianD
December 6th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Foillard Cuvee?
Replies: 40
Views: 2497

Favorite Foillard Cuvee?

Bumping to ask if anyone has tried the ‘Les Charles Eponym’ and how it differs from the CdP and Corcelette
by JulianD
November 29th, 2017, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Nebbiolo's - D'Alba, Langhe, etc?
Replies: 39
Views: 2016

Your favorite Nebbiolo's - D'Alba, Langhe, etc?

Brian King wrote:Can I cheat and use the Produttori Cru's? They are 25-26 Euros ex vat in Europe so when the exchange rate was at 1.08 I could get them back for under $30
I wish the crus were anywhere near that in the US...
by JulianD
November 27th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS
Replies: 129
Views: 9552

Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS

So Lisa is covering Napa/some CA and Bordeaux?
by JulianD
November 21st, 2017, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS
Replies: 129
Views: 9552

Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS

I have no inside knowledge, but this would be far from the first time a company is purchased, driven into the ground by new owners, and sold at a significant discount. Or just closed completely. Happens all the time. It would be a savvy move for AG to buy TWA at a sharp discount, and it wouldn't su...
by JulianD
November 20th, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS
Replies: 129
Views: 9552

Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS

Pretty cool that they will have 2 people review each spot- I like the contrast
by JulianD
November 16th, 2017, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Too much wine...
Replies: 121
Views: 5873

Too much wine...

I was wondering who's wine was spilling over into my locker...
by JulianD
November 6th, 2017, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 La Ca' Nova Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 4
Views: 282

TN: 1989 La Ca' Nova Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Saw a bunch of these on winebid a few weeks ago for $25 - seems like a great deal
by JulianD
November 5th, 2017, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Prunotto Barbaresco
Replies: 1
Views: 213

2010 Prunotto Barbaresco

Always see Prunotto available on auction sites but haven’t heard about the quality- thanks for the note
by JulianD
November 5th, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay IX
Replies: 9
Views: 833

BerserkerDay IX

Restock? It’s overflowing
by JulianD
November 1st, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...and Others Are Clueless....
Replies: 69
Views: 4283

Some Wineries Get It...and Others Are Clueless....

I've never even thought about sending a TN to a winery. Is this a normal thing?


Also Tom, when you send you TNs, are you doing them in the same format that you post on WB? (meaning with no spaces/sentence structure)
by JulianD
October 26th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2466

Any love for second labels here?

Merrill, I'm going to pick a bone here to illustrate my point further: if Black Cat is your #1 wine, how can there be something above it? That's like saying you won a race, although somebody finished ahead of you, they got more prize money, and you got the silver medal. Correct me if I'm wrong, but...
by JulianD
October 26th, 2017, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for second labels here?
Replies: 58
Views: 2466

Any love for second labels here?

Merrill, I'm going to pick a bone here to illustrate my point further: if Black Cat is your #1 wine, how can there be something above it? That's like saying you won a race, although somebody finished ahead of you, they got more prize money, and you got the silver medal. Correct me if I'm wrong, but...
by JulianD
October 23rd, 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...
Replies: 101
Views: 5723

New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...

The arrogance of wine critics rolling out an 'educational platform' for winemakers is astounding.
by JulianD
October 20th, 2017, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 92406

Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma

Doesn't matter what he makes....He's helping.
by JulianD
October 20th, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?
Replies: 58
Views: 4217

What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?

in before bad pun involving pessimism
by JulianD
October 19th, 2017, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...
Replies: 101
Views: 5723

New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...

^ and that doesnt even include the fact that they're getting paid by that same company.
by JulianD
October 19th, 2017, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...
Replies: 101
Views: 5723

New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...

Interesting that it seems no one else was informed this was rolling out. Seems to be a pet project with no oversight and/or advice asked for.
by JulianD
October 18th, 2017, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212798

Official Costco Thread

Cypress/Los Alamitos Costco: d’armailhac ‘14 for $34
by JulianD
October 18th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...
Replies: 101
Views: 5723

New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...

So the Wine Advocate is a wine consultant now?

Slowly getting into the ESPN zone of ‘we have monetary contracts with some of the teams we cover but don’t accuse us of bias’ territory
by JulianD
October 13th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases
Replies: 165
Views: 13886

Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases

Michael S. Monie wrote: I'm curious, were there vintages from the 70's, 80's, and 90's that you would have given a similar forecast of accessibility?
deadhorse
by JulianD
September 28th, 2017, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Gabriel Gold Wine Ex
Replies: 81
Views: 4889

PSA: Gabriel Gold Wine Ex

Thank you!
by JulianD
September 28th, 2017, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Gabriel Gold Wine Ex
Replies: 81
Views: 4889

PSA: Gabriel Gold Wine Ex

PrestonS wrote:Just purchased on your site with the discount code. Thanks!
Might have missed this, but what code?
by JulianD
September 28th, 2017, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases
Replies: 165
Views: 13886

Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases

NoahR wrote:There seems to be a profound discrepancy between the cellar door price and the US offering price.
I have never been to Piedmont- are the prices really that different for these wines? (is it purely the importers taking huge profits-or do the wineries charge more for wines headed overseas?)
by JulianD
September 25th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Vietti Castiglione
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

2013 Vietti Castiglione

Adam Noble wrote:
JulianD wrote:
Adam Noble wrote:Thanks for the note. I'll probably get some of both (or I should say, some Vietti since I already got the Burlotto).
I'm getting vietti/burlotto/brovia as my normals//value barolos

Don't forget Vajra Albe!

True! That as well.
by JulianD
September 25th, 2017, 12:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Vietti Castiglione
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

2013 Vietti Castiglione

Adam Noble wrote:Thanks for the note. I'll probably get some of both (or I should say, some Vietti since I already got the Burlotto).
I'm getting vietti/burlotto/brovia as my normals//value barolos
by JulianD
September 1st, 2017, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Can A $12.50 Wine Be Aged In French Oak?
Replies: 44
Views: 1800

How Can A $12.50 Wine Be Aged In French Oak?

Michael S. Monie wrote:
You conveniently omitted the word "decent" from your post. Since you buy $13 futures, you may have all of mine. I'd rather have a good beer.
Lanessan is better than decent....

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