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by Mike Reff
April 11th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Executive order temporary revision of the Pobega Rule.
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Executive order temporary revision of the Pobega Rule.

RichardFlack wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 10:21 am
Nice one!

Shows how cynical I am about US (and Ontario) wine retail and delivery regs I was thinking this was for real, until the last paragraph.

PS who what is / was Pobega?
You mean you have never heard about the grand Poo Bah, Pobega, King of the Cabs? [snort.gif]
by Mike Reff
April 11th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Mark Ketcham, Ketcham Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: RIP Mark Ketcham, Ketcham Estate

Very sad to hear...
by Mike Reff
April 2nd, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A tale of two Oregonian Pinots
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Re: A tale of two Oregonian Pinots

At the price point for me at $25.00, it is an easy buy.
by Mike Reff
April 1st, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A tale of two Oregonian Pinots
Replies: 6
Views: 988

A tale of two Oregonian Pinots

Journeyed to the local wine shop (deemed essential by the Governor) Patricia Green Cellars 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir - Deep nose, ample fruit, deep fruit and complexity, berries, and plum, amazing after about 45 minutes and better the second day Cloudline 2018 Pinot Noir - light nose, medium finish an...
by Mike Reff
March 30th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 13252

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

c fu wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 10:26 pm
YLee wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Nothing going on for NYC?
there are from what i hear
Charlie,
Care to share?
by Mike Reff
March 29th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3473

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Always looking, should be some deals out there, waiting.
by Mike Reff
March 20th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Cadence Winery, Red Mountain - 25% off, includes ground shipping or local delivery
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Cadence Winery, Red Mountain - 25% off, includes ground shipping or local delivery

I had a chance to meet Ben years ago... this is a top notch winery and the wines are stellar..
by Mike Reff
March 20th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY
Replies: 19
Views: 1052

Re: Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY

Oh he's been dreaming of that since he was a kid. His dad didn't want to do it because of rumored family connections, which is why he spent so much time saying that the mafia was non existent, just created by the media. Fake news before fake news was named. The stores are apparently doing really we...
by Mike Reff
March 15th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Bordeaux 1986 vs 1989 tasting Sunday April 5th
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: NYC Bordeaux 1986 vs 1989 tasting Sunday April 5th

Postponing the event until further notice. Something to do with the NYC schools being closed or something.
by Mike Reff
March 8th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Birthday Dave S
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Happy Birthday Dave S

A bunch of the NYC folks got together last night to celebrate a milestone 50th birthday for Dave S. The venue was North Square with a price fixe menu, three courses for around $65.00 with $15.00 corkage per bottle. The wines: Billecart Salmon NV 1997  Tignanello 1950 Bodegas Berberana Gran Reserva 2...
by Mike Reff
March 8th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Concannon up for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Concannon up for sale

Anyone want to guess what the over/under will be? 240 Acres... hmm I will take a stab and start it off at around $110 Million but with the history could be more.
by Mike Reff
March 1st, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Bordeaux 1986 vs 1989 tasting Sunday April 5th
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

NYC Bordeaux 1986 vs 1989 tasting Sunday April 5th

Putting this themed dinner together with another Berserker, here are the facts: Destination: a place in Long Island City that has no corkage. Wines: about 8-10 bottles from the two vintages to taste. Cost: Food about $65.00 at most. For the wine, if you want to source the price is about $80.00 per b...
by Mike Reff
February 26th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 119
Views: 11277

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Received the postcard in the mail today. Three bottles
by Mike Reff
February 22nd, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 64
Views: 7213

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

Any reviews on these? Reviews don't matter Nick. They're a thousand points from somebody for sure. Parker loved them but now that he's not reviewing any more, it doesn't matter. Get whatever you can. And then if you don't like them, you can sell them. To say "it doesn't matter anymore" is factually...
by Mike Reff
February 17th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Steakhouse wine, pick one
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: Steakhouse wine, pick one

Zachys had the Calon Segur 2000 to taste this past weekend, it was open for at least two hours and was good but did not wow me. Probably will be ready in a few more years, like you said.
by Mike Reff
February 16th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 86 & 89 Bordeaux
Replies: 49
Views: 4352

Re: 86 & 89 Bordeaux

Mike Reff wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 8:24 am
PM sent
PM sent again
by Mike Reff
February 16th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 86 & 89 Bordeaux
Replies: 49
Views: 4352

Re: 86 & 89 Bordeaux

PM sent
by Mike Reff
February 16th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NJ/NY - Gauging Interest, Big Lagier-Meredith Vertical
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: NJ/NY - Gauging Interest, Big Lagier-Meredith Vertical

Sounds like a good time, if you are hosting, I would be up to it. Agreed that paying per bottle for corkage would be a bit much
by Mike Reff
February 14th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 64
Views: 7213

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

joeduncan wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Mike Reff wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 5:02 pm
jeffruggels wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 4:23 pm
mike - are they offering . a 3 pack??
Not for me, but this is only my third order.
You got offered less than a 6 pack? I thought it was all 3+3 6 packs (or 1+1 mags)?
Maybe I am special?
by Mike Reff
February 13th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 64
Views: 7213

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

jeffruggels wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 4:23 pm
mike - are they offering . a 3 pack??
Not for me, but this is only my third order.
by Mike Reff
February 13th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 64
Views: 7213

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

1 Grenache and 2 Syrah, No white.. still resting.
by Mike Reff
February 10th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY
Replies: 28
Views: 1697

Re: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY

I have heard, that if enough retailers in the area area against it, then they can also petition to have the SLA NOT grant a license due to competition.
by Mike Reff
February 4th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?
Replies: 32
Views: 3176

Re: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?

A few producers I wanted to see where not there, but still an informative event. Overall the 2016s showed best. The 2015s sometimes lacked acidity, with occasionally huge structures that made them difficult to try. 2013s were all very good, but very structured to taste through. Brovia and Fennochio...
by Mike Reff
February 1st, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years
Replies: 79
Views: 4073

Re: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years

Then how can you have an opinion at all? The way you experience wine, if accurate, has nothing to do with the way most people do. Wait what! don't you buy on what others say, like me buying Bordeaux based on Jeff Leve and Neal Martin way back when the vintage of the century 2005 came out?! champagn...
by Mike Reff
February 1st, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 3058

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

wait Julie, you cannot do this on a Thursday? Cant we find a date that would work for you? How about a Monday?
by Mike Reff
January 31st, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 3058

Re: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

Ramon C wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 5:50 am

Also saw this and have to ask, what is tiger's milk?

I think it is not for those people who only do Bordeaux offlines neener
by Mike Reff
January 31st, 2020, 3:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Interest Check: NYC Pinot Duel (US vs France) - $100-200/head
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: Interest Check: NYC Pinot Duel (US vs France) - $100-200/head

Tom, you forgot to mention that this is the format of our tasting group. I like the idea, and would prefer afternoon, provided it is a weekend that my son is with his mother, that being said, the goal of this is to sample blind ( if I am wrong please correct) with 10 people as long as the pour polic...
by Mike Reff
January 31st, 2020, 3:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 3058

Re: NYC: 2/18 6:45 PM & 2/26 6:30 PM Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

Cannot make a Wednesday and the date of 02/18 my son is off from school and I win dad of the week award. Would have liked to make it.
by Mike Reff
January 31st, 2020, 3:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s
Replies: 28
Views: 1857

Re: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s

Michael Martin wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Mike Reff wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 11:06 am
This will be interesting to observe over time. I am not attorney but I assume that negligence is involved here.
If the cork maker knows anything about running a business, they should have errors and omissions coverage.
Does that apply to an intangible product such as a cork?
by Mike Reff
January 29th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 3058

Re: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

Juliec wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Mike: Wines that don’t suck... (j/k). Theme: Wines that pair with the Korean tasting course dinner. Basically doesn’t clash with Asian food -aka soy sauce. Included are veggie dishes, beef, fish, through dessert.
Ha, I like your style!!!

Date?
by Mike Reff
January 28th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s
Replies: 28
Views: 1857

Re: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s

This will be interesting to observe over time. I am not attorney but I assume that negligence is involved here.
by Mike Reff
January 27th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UGC 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: UGC 2017

I thought that the St Emillion wines were very approachable.
by Mike Reff
January 21st, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux UGC recap
Replies: 0
Views: 365

2017 Bordeaux UGC recap

Attended the UGC yesterday during the day at Cipriani in NYC. It has been almost 10 years since I last attended. That thing called 'life' got in the way. I know nothing about the vintage it has been years since I have sampled some of these wines. The vintage that all the vinters were tasting was the...
by Mike Reff
January 19th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5902

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Only two

Jean Louis Chavy
Alain Chavy
by Mike Reff
January 17th, 2020, 6:28 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: 85442

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Well this is positive https://www.latribune.fr/technos-medias/taxe-gafa-bruno-le-maire-pret-a-mettre-de-l-eau-dans-son-vin-face-a-trump-837457.html To avoid a trade war between the European Union and the United States, the Minister of Economy and Finance says he is ready to "make concessions" on the...
by Mike Reff
January 16th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pecorino prognostications
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: TN: Pecorino prognostications

I have had this one Collefrisio Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGT, and it is a really good QPR
by Mike Reff
January 13th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years

Also heard on 1010 Wins today, Millennials, are consuming alternate beverages. A definite decline and these tariffs are not going to help
by Mike Reff
January 6th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 5685

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Thomas Rippe wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 6:00 pm
What the heck? I used the word 'clusterf*ck' in my last post and the first part of the word disappeared.
PWI.. Posting while intoxicated [snort.gif]
by Mike Reff
January 6th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4647

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Is today the deadline to submit? Wonder when we will hear. My weekly sales meeting, we briefly spoke about it.
by Mike Reff
January 4th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 68
Views: 3368

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

David Schliecker wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 12:23 pm
- I still need to bring the cellar down.
-
I can certainly help with that!

my goals:

Pay down debt (failed business)
keep looking for obscure whites to drink and purchase
Seek auction deals for one offs and mixed cases
by Mike Reff
December 29th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4647

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Victor Hong wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 6:31 am
Mike Reff wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 4:22 am
What are the chances that our voices will actually be heard? And who makes the final decision?
Somebody with a love for only the best, particularly including American wines.
Someone who does not drink, wonderful!
by Mike Reff
December 29th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4647

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

What are the chances that our voices will actually be heard? And who makes the final decision?
by Mike Reff
December 29th, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 140
Views: 13629

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Assuming that there is not a 100% tariff on it, 2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut. If there is, it will be more definite buy in 2021 or 2022. Howard, Why in 2021 or 2022 do you think the tariffs are temporary? I believe in something old fashioned called making a dea...
by Mike Reff
December 28th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 140
Views: 13629

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Howard Cooper wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Assuming that there is not a 100% tariff on it, 2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut. If there is, it will be more definite buy in 2021 or 2022.

Howard,
Why in 2021 or 2022 do you think the tariffs are temporary?
by Mike Reff
December 25th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!
Replies: 24
Views: 2393

Re: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!

I have also arranged offlines, and met many people who I am still friendly with to this day. Things happen, plans change, it goes with the territory, in the end, it is up to us as individuals to decide if we want to attend or not.
by Mike Reff
December 24th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020

Ian S wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Victor, why don't you set a date for all the gobby combatants to engage each other and sell tickets like you promised? You could have side betting and a table (like a March Madness chart), so you'd have yourself a nice little bunce.
Wrong thread....curmudgeon..
by Mike Reff
December 24th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020

Date dependent, Julie I would be interested. Just ignore the 1000 pound elephant in the room.

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