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Cellar thief emails?

#1 Post by CJ Beazley » July 17th, 2019, 8:14 am

Has anyone else starting receiving emails from a company Cellar Thief? It started Monday I think, numerous during the day, I always wonder how they get an address like mine?
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#2 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 17th, 2019, 8:27 am

Lousy name for a business. Is the owner named Fox by any chance?

No, I have not gotten an email from them
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#3 Post by JeremyMullman » July 17th, 2019, 8:51 am

CJ Beazley wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 8:14 am
Has anyone else starting receiving emails from a company Cellar Thief? It started Monday I think, numerous during the day, I always wonder how they get an address like mine?
I have and, yes, agree they are spammy.

I assume some retailer somewhere sold their email list, as I’ve signed up for way too many wine things over the years.

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#4 Post by Victor Hong » July 17th, 2019, 9:19 am

It refers to the device to sample wine from a barrel.
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#5 Post by mmarcellus » July 17th, 2019, 9:26 am

The are a new company being launched by the owners of the InVino site (at least that's what was claimed in an e-mail I received from InVino last week). InVino shut down as of this past Monday.

This is the e-mail I received from InVino last week:


Hi ,

Only FIVE more days until we launch Cellar Thief! We’re aspiring to be your new, powerful, highly knowledgeable wine friend and are excited to share some stellar wine with you! Our goal is to be even more compelling: in our wines, in our stories that we share, and in our pricing. Bring on the bottles!

What we will NOT be:

Bulk wines- because we want you to enjoy the story of the bottle as much as what’s in the bottle!
Region-biased. Not only will we provide exceptional Grand Cru Burgundy and grower Champagne, we also want to introduce you to Pet-Nat from the Central Coast & orange wine from Northern Italy!
A stiff corporation. We are a hand-selected, experienced and highly knowledgeable staff who really digs yummy wine that we know you’ll rave about. We value our relationships with wineries, winemakers, distributors and sommeliers.



I am also not a fan of the name, and find the sales pitch annoying. The jury is out on everything else.
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#6 Post by PeterH » July 17th, 2019, 9:36 am

I started receiving Cellar Thief e-mails last week. After a few, I directed them to the spam folder. I didn't realize they were associated with Invino. I purchased from Invino a couple of times, but they have not had anything interesting lately. Their e-mails are already directed to a folder that is 95% unwanted content. Every few days I go through the items I want to read, then delete everything in bulk.
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#7 Post by ybarselah » July 17th, 2019, 9:37 am

the website seems like a parody of every annoying wine trend. they are hip and fun - and we know this because they specifically say they are hip and fun.

https://www.cellarthief.com/
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#8 Post by mmarcellus » July 17th, 2019, 9:52 am

ybarselah wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 9:37 am
the website seems like a parody of every annoying wine trend. they are hip and fun - and we know this because they specifically say they are hip and fun.

https://www.cellarthief.com/
I have a feeling that most of us here are not part of the target demographic group.
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#9 Post by Markus S » July 17th, 2019, 10:03 am

Victor Hong wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 9:19 am
It refers to the device to sample wine from a barrel.
Or, someone who lurks and wants to steal wine. [diablo.gif]
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#10 Post by Brandon R » July 17th, 2019, 1:34 pm

Victor Hong wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 9:19 am
It refers to the device to sample wine from a barrel.
Thanks, Captain Obvious.
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#11 Post by Jason T » July 17th, 2019, 2:13 pm

mmarcellus wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 9:52 am
ybarselah wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 9:37 am
the website seems like a parody of every annoying wine trend. they are hip and fun - and we know this because they specifically say they are hip and fun.

https://www.cellarthief.com/
I have a feeling that most of us here are not part of the target demographic group.
Are you not hip and fun?
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#12 Post by Jim Stewart » July 17th, 2019, 2:37 pm

Craig, I was so to impatient to open this thread that I did not even note the OP. There was a recent thread about thefts of expensive bottles from a private cellar and suspicions of the house staff. I assumed this thread contained updates. In the microseconds between my click and the thread opening on my computer screen, I wondered how emails could possibly be involved. Were these emails from the cellar thief?
Sorry for my misunderstanding and the interruption.
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#13 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » July 17th, 2019, 3:12 pm

What is a ‘rad somm’?
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#14 Post by Kevin Porter » July 17th, 2019, 4:19 pm

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 3:12 pm
What is a ‘rad somm’?
You’d know if you were hip and fun.

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#15 Post by c fu » July 17th, 2019, 4:53 pm

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#16 Post by mmarcellus » July 17th, 2019, 5:43 pm

I would also like to know how they go about "hand selecting" staff. Isn't that what got Joe Biden in trouble?
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#17 Post by GregT » July 17th, 2019, 6:11 pm

our extremely knowledgeable and uber cool team of on-site sommeliers
Man, I started getting those emails but for me, it's deeply meaningful to be part of a group that gets suggestions from uber cool and rad somms.

Makes me feel almost cool myself.
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#18 Post by David Baum » July 17th, 2019, 6:18 pm

GregT wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:11 pm
our extremely knowledgeable and uber cool team of on-site sommeliers
Man, I started getting those emails but for me, it's deeply meaningful to be part of a group that gets suggestions from uber cool and rad somms.

Makes me feel almost cool myself.
Sorry Greg, you'll never be cool

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#19 Post by alan weinberg » July 17th, 2019, 6:34 pm

Victor Hong wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 9:19 am
It refers to the device to sample wine from a barrel.
that’s a wine thief.

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#20 Post by Ian S » July 17th, 2019, 7:38 pm

David Baum wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:18 pm
GregT wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:11 pm

Makes me feel almost cool myself.
Sorry Greg, you'll never be cool
Cool is a relative term. Around here, Greg is cool because he's sarcastic and jaded, which are two traits the tragically hip require. He's the coolest fish in this particular wine geek pond. Amongst non-nerds, he's just a whacko who drinks too much over-priced wine.
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#21 Post by Warren Taranow » July 17th, 2019, 8:56 pm

Jeez, tough crowd here. Glancing at their webpage, there are some interesting wines like Thivin, Moncuit, Forlorn Hope. Nothing I need at the moment, but I wish them the best.

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#22 Post by Anton D » July 17th, 2019, 10:56 pm

Brandon R wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Victor Hong wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 9:19 am
It refers to the device to sample wine from a barrel.
Thanks, Captain Obvious.
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#23 Post by John Morris » July 17th, 2019, 11:00 pm

alan weinberg wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Victor Hong wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 9:19 am
It refers to the device to sample wine from a barrel.
that’s a wine thief.
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#24 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 18th, 2019, 7:37 am

mmarcellus wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 5:43 pm
I would also like to know how they go about "hand selecting" staff. Isn't that what got Joe Biden in trouble?
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#25 Post by Chris S p i k e s » July 18th, 2019, 7:45 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 8:27 am
Lousy name for a business. Is the owner named Fox by any chance?

No, I have not gotten an email from them
That was my thought as well. Awful name on the surface for many reasons. If you're a seller of your wines, would you want to sell to them with their name almost bragging that they ripped you off? I suppose that it wouldn't matter in the end if their quote was the best offer and negating the name. But, it would alter my eagerness to seek them out.

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#26 Post by Jay Miller » July 18th, 2019, 8:10 am

Warren Taranow wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Jeez, tough crowd here. Glancing at their webpage, there are some interesting wines like Thivin, Moncuit, Forlorn Hope. Nothing I need at the moment, but I wish them the best.

Cheers,
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#27 Post by Brandon R » July 18th, 2019, 8:34 am

Jay Miller wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 8:10 am
Warren Taranow wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Jeez, tough crowd here. Glancing at their webpage, there are some interesting wines like Thivin, Moncuit, Forlorn Hope. Nothing I need at the moment, but I wish them the best.

Cheers,
Warren
It's not the wine selection we're poking fun at but rather the millennial marketing verbiage that invites mockery.
Exactly. The "hand selected" staff thing gets back to one of my original curmudgeon complaints in that other thread. They probably hand-forged their selection and curated their decorations too.
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#28 Post by David Baum » July 18th, 2019, 9:20 am

Ian S wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 7:38 pm
David Baum wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:18 pm
GregT wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:11 pm

Makes me feel almost cool myself.
Sorry Greg, you'll never be cool
Cool is a relative term. Around here, Greg is cool because he's sarcastic and jaded, which are two traits the tragically hip require. He's the coolest fish in this particular wine geek pond. Amongst non-nerds, he's just a whacko who drinks too much over-priced wine.
Except I've drank with him and consider him a good friend though definitely not cool ;)

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#29 Post by Markus S » July 18th, 2019, 10:11 am

Brandon R wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 8:34 am
Exactly. The "hand selected" staff thing gets back to one of my original curmudgeon complaints in that other thread. They probably hand-forged their selection and curated their decorations too.
I don't know if I would want my wine 'hand' selected, as I would rather they use their mouth to select what they sell. [blink.gif]
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#30 Post by GregT » July 18th, 2019, 7:26 pm

David Baum wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 9:20 am
Ian S wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 7:38 pm
David Baum wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:18 pm


Sorry Greg, you'll never be cool
Cool is a relative term. Around here, Greg is cool because he's sarcastic and jaded, which are two traits the tragically hip require. He's the coolest fish in this particular wine geek pond. Amongst non-nerds, he's just a whacko who drinks too much over-priced wine.
Except I've drank with him and consider him a good friend though definitely not cool ;)
Yeah but now Ian is my BFF! He said I'm cool!

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#31 Post by Steve Gautier » July 19th, 2019, 6:43 am

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#32 Post by Dan Kravitz » July 21st, 2019, 11:28 am

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#33 Post by Arv R » July 21st, 2019, 11:43 am

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#34 Post by Yao C » July 21st, 2019, 12:10 pm

Jay Miller wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 8:10 am
Warren Taranow wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Jeez, tough crowd here. Glancing at their webpage, there are some interesting wines like Thivin, Moncuit, Forlorn Hope. Nothing I need at the moment, but I wish them the best.

Cheers,
Warren
It's not the wine selection we're poking fun at but rather the millennial marketing verbiage that invites mockery.
This is marketing verbiage that someone hopes will attract millennials; I assure you few millennials will be taken in :)
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#35 Post by Jay Miller » July 21st, 2019, 12:19 pm

Yao C wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 12:10 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 8:10 am
Warren Taranow wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Jeez, tough crowd here. Glancing at their webpage, there are some interesting wines like Thivin, Moncuit, Forlorn Hope. Nothing I need at the moment, but I wish them the best.

Cheers,
Warren
It's not the wine selection we're poking fun at but rather the millennial marketing verbiage that invites mockery.
This is marketing verbiage that someone hopes will attract millennials; I assure you few millennials will be taken in :)
I hate to break it to you but there are just as many gullible millennials as there were gullible baby boomers.
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#36 Post by Anton D » July 22nd, 2019, 7:46 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 7:37 am
mmarcellus wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 5:43 pm
I would also like to know how they go about "hand selecting" staff. Isn't that what got Joe Biden in trouble?
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