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by AndrewH
March 4th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 2398

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

I am with Howard. I will double decant a bottle where I think it will need time or throw sediment - but that’s if I have my crap together enough to ha e picked my bottle out way ahead of time, etc. Have not yet had issues with bringing a opened and then recorked bottle into a restaurant but admit t...
by AndrewH
February 28th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine check-in from London to NY
Replies: 26
Views: 984

Re: Wine check-in from London to NY

Can you travel with bottles that are partially consumed. Already open but recorked, coravined etc? Agree - it's like checking a "full" bottle. Unless partial consumption increases the risk of breakage or leakage I don't see why there would be a difference. Besides, if you follow best practice, it w...
by AndrewH
February 28th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine check-in from London to NY
Replies: 26
Views: 984

Re: Wine check-in from London to NY

You are entitled to 1 litre of wine duty free per person traveling together. Above that you may have to pay duty. That said, wide experience is that CBP will not assess duty on bottles over the limit so long as it's for personal use. (My recent personal experience was 6 bottles with no questions at...
by AndrewH
February 28th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine check-in from London to NY
Replies: 26
Views: 984

Re: Wine check-in from London to NY

You might check the CBP website for the official answer: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/190/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNTUxMzY3MDI0L3NpZC95cTV0WXc4bw%3D%3D You are entitled to 1 litre of wine duty free per person traveling together. Above that you may have to pay duty. That said...
by AndrewH
February 27th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions
Replies: 115
Views: 8389

Re: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions

Looks great 😀 Are you using a bottle sensor for temp control? That generally reduces cycling. Thanks! Not familiar with the workings of a bottle sensor. I think it’s currently just sensing air temp and cycling every time it hits 60. Having the cooling run based on liquid temperature may reduce cycl...
by AndrewH
February 27th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1639
Views: 92908

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Dennis Atick wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 8:07 am
More 2006 Taittinger! Greg must have gotten a shitload. The offers just keep coming..
+$10 from last time.
by AndrewH
February 26th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Food Refrigerator as Wine Storage
Replies: 29
Views: 1769

Re: Food Refrigerator as Wine Storage

Gabe - One thing to watch out for with refrigerators/freezers is the weight capacity of wherever you place the bottles whether it be the rack on the back wall or stacking them off the base. Just double check to see if there are weight capacity figures. You could probably take out the shelving and i...
by AndrewH
February 21st, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins
Replies: 32
Views: 1680

Re: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins

Also, why the heck is Zachy's so high on this!? $230?? https://www.zachys.com/dom-perignon-2008-750ml.html Maybe you can arbitrage it with the DC Zachy's, which has it for $179.99. https://dc.zachys.com/wines/Moet-and-Chandon-Dom-Perignon-Brut-Cuvee-2008-w3067816zb Turn a quick $50/bottle profit!
by AndrewH
February 20th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Delaporte Sancerre (France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre)
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Delaporte Sancerre (France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre)

Interesting. I'm a fan of the more recent vintages and buy when I see it. Usually drink fairly quickly, but intrigued by the idea of cellaring longer.
by AndrewH
February 20th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins
Replies: 32
Views: 1680

Re: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 8:23 am
21 left, I give it until noon.
Showed 1 left at 12:20, which I [hope I] grabbed [(pending confirmation)]

Thank you.
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 8:10 am
You’re welcome!

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by AndrewH
February 19th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1723

Re: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?

Victor Hong wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 7:53 am
Anything is negotiable.
+1. No reason a buyer couldn't propose to reverse the risk or specify 50% split of loss.
by AndrewH
February 13th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still read Wine Spectator?
Replies: 41
Views: 1868

Re: Do you still read Wine Spectator?

Read it for a few years when I got interested in wine about 30 years ago. It’s been decades since I felt it had much to offer. Probably not quite that long ago for me, maybe 20, but similar. The real issue for me back then was it changed to more of a lifestyle magazine, and I was more interested in...
by AndrewH
February 7th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 60180

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Not only on aged wine. I purchased a new release recently that I think they DI’d. Wickedly corked. They refunded their profit on the bottle, somewhere around 20%. I don’t think they’re hiding it, it is their policy. Regards, Andy K They do say this on their website terms of sale: EFW makes no warra...
by AndrewH
February 5th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx question
Replies: 25
Views: 1001

Re: FedEx question

FEDEX has partnered with Rite Aid/Walgreens drug stores. I have 6 different drug stores within 2 miles of my house. I redirect shipments to these stores. Usually arrive in store by 4:00PM. Oooh - interesting. We have one a couple blocks away. How does it work with those? At the fedex store they hav...
by AndrewH
February 5th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx question
Replies: 25
Views: 1001

Re: FedEx question

Use it regularly - always with success. I'd rather not go to the store, but given I'm not home when FedEx delivers (which is less predictable as to time than UPS for me), it's great. Adds 5 minutes to my drive home. Seems to get to my store earlier than it would my house (usually mid-morning) but YM...
by AndrewH
February 1st, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 3488

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

Paul Jaouen wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 9:27 am
I haven't spent a nickel in ten years of Berserker Days. Where's my prize?
Excommunication.
by AndrewH
February 1st, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: passive cellar too cold?
Replies: 33
Views: 1825

Re: passive cellar too cold?

This may be a dumb question, but I’ll risk it to satisfy my curiosity. Shouldn’t the temperature variability of a passive cellar be heavily linked to whether it is sealed/insulated vs the rest of the basement? So it would in the former generally mirror the floor temperature which should be more sta...
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 2318

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

The US does seem very different to the UK - online banking is huge here - cheques are virtually dead and I can send money all over the world from my banking app on my phone (which is linked to my iPhone's facial recognition for security). If someone does give me a cheque though I can pay it into my...
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calculating Cooling Needs for Wine Cellar
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Calculating Cooling Needs for Wine Cellar

Next up is a sheet that helps you calculate the average ground temperature in your location. This is important to figure out what kind of "heat" your floor will give off if you're building a cellar in your, well, cellar. Find your location to determine your average ground temperature. Do you have a...
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: passive cellar too cold?
Replies: 33
Views: 1825

Re: passive cellar too cold?

As Gary's example shows, it's unlikely that an enclosed basement will get below freezing, even if it's uninsulated, though pipes against an exterior wall might. This chart from Richard Gold's "How and Why to Build a Passive Wine Cellar" (1983) is informative. Even if the mean monthly temperature ou...
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 9202

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Bdklein wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 10:09 pm
A big ass credit card bill and an earful from my wife!!!
Ha.

An alert from my cc today was sent to confirm my "annual membership" charge to one of the wineries I've repeated purchases from.
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: passive cellar too cold?
Replies: 33
Views: 1825

Re: passive cellar too cold?

No, because the ground temp reaches a sort-of stasis and won't continually go down. Remember, HEAT is the enemy of a cellar, not cold! yeah, the ground acts as an insulator in both directions. But when the air temp is 20 below for an extended period, at some point you'd think you'd reach a danger z...
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 2318

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

Ian S wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 5:02 am
ClarkstonMark wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 7:44 pm
c fu wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 1:11 pm

I'm guessing a lot of their target audience doesn't use paypal.
That’s what I figured. Everyone has a cc.
This statement really emphasizes the amount of blind privilege here.
Off the cuff guesstimate - CC holdership of online wine purchasers >> CC holdership of population at large.
by AndrewH
January 31st, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3924

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

^ I have found that wineries uniformly include the necessary information in their invoices, usually sent when the order is complete. Same thing for most stores, especially online (in store receipts are a bit less robust). Biggest challenge for me is adding tax and shipping when I have to allocate a...
by AndrewH
January 30th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years
Replies: 31
Views: 3118

Re: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years

Buyer since the 2005 vintage, and agree with many of the prior comments. The price increases are annoying. I only got one each of the appelation wines this time around, which is my smallest purchase on release since I have been offered an allocation. "Annoying" is one word, although to be fair thes...
by AndrewH
January 30th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 2318

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

My website directs you to use paypal or check out with your credit card. My credit card clearing house is also paypal. Never had a problem. At my production/income level, I cannot afford some of the fancy systems (Ceritas has a nice system), but everyone gets their wine, I receive their money simpl...
by AndrewH
January 30th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3924

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

^ I have found that wineries uniformly include the necessary information in their invoices, usually sent when the order is complete. Same thing for most stores, especially online (in store receipts are a bit less robust). Biggest challenge for me is adding tax and shipping when I have to allocate ac...
by AndrewH
January 30th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?

Jason T wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Flawed poll for not having more granularity above 100.

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The 100+ crew is late to the party! Check the MVP thread for details . . .
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?

Hey Andrew, just a suggestion, can you eliminate the zero option so those old world drinking regular posters who sat BD out don't skewer the results ... [cheers.gif] ... [berserker.gif] Just avert your eyes! (I put it in there figuring someone would ask about the zero option; it's data of whatever ...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3924

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

Do you guys include tax and shipping in your price per bottle? Maybe it’s subconscious denial of my spending, but I like to have a lower price/higher valuation... I do because it is a significant cost component for me. Usually about $10 per bottle. I however do not think there is any consistency am...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3924

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

Be nice to have a CT import template just for Berserker Day. Have all the offerings prefilled and all you’d have to do is enter the quantities to get them loaded in pending. Is that a possibility? I’ve seen the instructions on importing via Excel but never done it myself. A link to the CT entry in ...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3924

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

<-- another with an accurate and kept-up-to-date CT. A bottle is never placed into the racking until the barcode is printed and attached to the bottle. When I drink a bottle, I remove the barcode label and either update CT immediately, or later using those tags. That is my methodology as well. It w...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3924

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

Same here. I've got all my purchases from BD10 in pending and printed out a list of everything else today. I'm going to try and work on it a few hours a day until I get done. Of course, I'll probably wind up boxing up some for friends to free up space for the new arrivals. One requirement Todd need...
by AndrewH
January 29th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?

Looks like three voters so far in the running for BD10 MVP . . .
by AndrewH
January 28th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?

Not what, but how much. Just wine, not other goodies.
by AndrewH
January 28th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3265

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

Thank you all for the orders and support. I'd like to take this opportunity to offer replacements for any corked or less than pleasurable bottles you've come across from us from the past years. It's part of the deal using natural cork for closures but I'm happy to replace them. No questions asked. ...
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37584

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Funny, but I drank a bottle from my first Berserker Day purchase just a few weeks ago . . . I'm going to do the same, by drinking my last bottle purchased from my first BD (#5) in 2014, a Sojourn Gap's Crown Pinot Noir. https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=1774614 Wow my purchasing habits w...
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 3797

Re: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings

Great offering! Buying ALL the whites. One question about tax. Shipping to VA or DC results in the same amount of tax . My impression was that there should be zero tax charged (while the knights who say "Nih!" figure out interstate commerce), and that in either case it wouldn't be the same amount f...
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 9202

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Completely overwhelmed by everything as a first-time participant... I see Sandler getting a lot of cosign as a great value buy, anything else in that $20-$40 per bottle range you guys can recommend? Agree on Sandler - consider Cabot and Briceland, as well as Crawford Family and Ladd. (Bought from a...
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 3797

Re: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings

Great offering! Buying ALL the whites. One question about tax. Shipping to VA or DC results in the same amount of tax . My impression was that there should be zero tax charged (while the knights who say "Nih!" figure out interstate commerce), and that in either case it wouldn't be the same amount f...
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 - Zachy's DC with some deep discounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1413

Re: BD10 - Zachy's DC with some deep discounts

I look forward to checking out your DC location in person for pickup!
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 18115

Re: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master/FAQ Thread - ALL OFFERS ARE POSTED!!!

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 11:00 am
ALL OFFERS ARE POSTED!!!

Whew - I need a break before the auctions start (at noon, btw!)
And let the credit cards beg for mercy . . .
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2433

Re: BD10 OFFERS • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

Ordered these for the first time last year (a selection of Pinot Noirs). Haven't been disappointed by the first two bottles and I'm in for the Humboldt Reds . . .
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 18115

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - Read This Post for FAQ

Todd/Brig, awesome job! Just wanted to bring your attention to the Wine Lab offer, which appears incomplete. “xxxxxxx (Unobtainable elsewhere except auction ~$80) Berserker price $xx”. At the moment, whatever it is remains unobtainable! Cheers! Thanks, I'll reach out - Brig is driving. Normally we ...
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 18115

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - Read This Post for FAQ

Anyone know if Patricia Green Cellars is participating? my exact question! Since you guys are GCC members, you saw everything yesterday (provided you looked at the forum between 7:30 am and 5pm Pacific) - not this year for some reason. Hey Jim, what's up? To be fair, he did make a really nice off-c...
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars!
Replies: 25
Views: 2027

Re: Ladd Cellars!

Agree - pleased to get some more of Eric's wines - the Pinots and the Chards have been highly enjoyable in past years.
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Crawford Family Wines BD10 Offer 40-50% OFF!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1477

Re: Crawford Family Wines BD10 Offer 40-50% OFF!!

First got these a couple of BDs ago and they've always been enjoyable. Excited for another 3 pack of Pinot Noir.
by AndrewH
January 27th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 3797

Re: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings

PHuff wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 8:37 am
Sorry if I am being dense.......

But is the "TWELVE 3-pack vertical" 3 bottles total? Or 12 bottles total? The description says (3x4), but the pricing seems to be for 3 bottles, so I am a bit confused......

Thanks,

Paul

Looks like 3 bottles of Four - i.e., 3xFour=12.

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