No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!

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No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!

#1 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » September 18th, 2019, 3:43 pm

Grabbed some of the Lopa offer today on the Chevy Vaucrains. Given what I already had, and what I've purchased over the last year or two, and other constraints like money and storage space, I hereby declare that I'm done buying >$50 red Burgs until at least 2029.

Just needed to get that out there.

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#2 Post by Jason T » September 18th, 2019, 3:57 pm

Good luck with that! I’m in a self-proclaimed “expansionary phase” and thus don’t have to hold myself to these sorts of things. But, someday, surely, this will be me. I wish you well. [berserker.gif]
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#3 Post by CJ Beazley » September 18th, 2019, 3:58 pm

What about half bottles for $25?
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#4 Post by YLee » September 18th, 2019, 4:06 pm

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Grabbed some of the Lopa offer today on the Chevy Vaucrains. Given what I already had, and what I've purchased over the last year or two, and other constraints like money and storage space, I hereby declare that I'm done buying >$50 red Burgs until at least 2029.

Just needed to get that out there.
I give you less than 1 year before you break that rule. Haha
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#5 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » September 18th, 2019, 4:38 pm

YLee wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 4:06 pm

I give you less than 1 year before you break that rule. Haha
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#6 Post by Craig G » September 18th, 2019, 7:44 pm

I love the <$50 Burgundy category now. Between Guillemot, Faiveley, and Bart, I could be totally happy.
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#7 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » September 18th, 2019, 8:45 pm

Craig G wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 7:44 pm
I love the <$50 Burgundy category now. Between Guillemot, Faiveley, and Bart, I could be totally happy.
I buy more <$50 than >$50, but I haven’t gone as overboard stocking up there, so I still have some flexibility. I don’t know Guillemot or Bart. In my cellar the <$50 group has a fair amount of Jadot 1er Cru Beaunes and Chevillon NSG VV from when they could be had under $40, and more recently some Pavelot, Boussey, Audoin, JJ Girard, and Michelot’s village NSG VV.

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#8 Post by Craig G » September 18th, 2019, 9:41 pm

I used to buy more lower priced CdN, but once Bertheau Bourgogne was gone I mostly stopped. Where I find real value in lower end Burgundy are Mercurey, Marsannay, and Savigny.

One that I haven’t bought much of but probably should is De Villaine.
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#9 Post by Barry L i p t o n » September 19th, 2019, 4:03 am

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 3:43 pm


Just needed to get that out there.
Why?

It isn’t any more likely to be true.

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#10 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » September 19th, 2019, 5:53 am

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 4:03 am
D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 3:43 pm


Just needed to get that out there.
Why?

It isn’t any more likely to be true.
A brief spasm of optimism that putting it out there might make it otherwise. newhere

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#11 Post by Richard T r i m p i » September 19th, 2019, 6:17 am

With nearly 500 bottles of Burgundy in the cellar and approaching age 60, I'm in no hurry to add bottles at $50+. There used to be an occasional bargain or sale, but those are now very few and far between. I still buy lower level daily drinkers but for the most part, no more purchases of GC or 1er Cru Cote D'Or.

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#12 Post by Victor Hong » September 19th, 2019, 6:19 am

The OP does not rule about Burgundy by the glass at a restaurant, for more than $50. I have begun to see such menu items.

Another reason why:
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Burgundy is masochism.
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#13 Post by Barry L i p t o n » September 19th, 2019, 8:00 am

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 5:53 am
Barry L i p t o n wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 4:03 am
D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 3:43 pm


Just needed to get that out there.
Why?

It isn’t any more likely to be true.
A brief spasm of optimism that putting it out there might make it otherwise. newhere
I’m not even sure why you would want it to be so unless you don’t like burgundy. Those who love it love mature burgundy the most. Unless you already have a big stash? Better to buy over the next few years and then stop.

There are some lovely burgundies under $50 but the better ones for aging are more money.

I’m like Richard, don’t need to buy as I have plenty (and even older) But once the burgundy prices shot up, I bought fewer bottles but focused on premier crus and the occasional grand cru and bought a lot more Beaujolais. 2 $20 bojos and one $80 burg was better than three $40 burgs (of course there are exceptions). Admittedly , I already had a good stash at that point.

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#14 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » September 19th, 2019, 2:05 pm

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 8:00 am
I’m not even sure why you would want it to be so unless you don’t like burgundy.
Because I only have so much wine money and so much cellar space, and I've tried to abide by a budget/limit for all the various categories of wine I love, but between what I have and what I have on order, I'm failing miserably at doing so when it comes to the higher-end Burgs, though if I take 10 years off I should drink my stash down to where I could almost start buying more and still be in budget compliance. Were money and space not an object, or if >$50 Burg were the only wines I ever wanted to drink, then I would happily continue buying more. But since that's not the case, I'm bemoaning the fact that my "just say no" button seems to be a bit on the fritz.

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#15 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » November 8th, 2019, 3:58 pm

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#16 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » November 8th, 2019, 4:00 pm

2010 Michelot Vaucrains @ $90 got me. But only a couple of bottles. Back on the wagon tomorrow, I promise.

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#17 Post by YLee » November 8th, 2019, 6:27 pm

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 4:38 pm
YLee wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 4:06 pm

I give you less than 1 year before you break that rule. Haha
You're an optimist, according to the Vegas books, where the o/u currently sits at two and a half weeks. [help.gif]
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#18 Post by Howard Cooper » November 8th, 2019, 8:11 pm

I think this just means OP will be buying more white burgundy >$50.
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