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#1 Post by john holdredge » July 30th, 2013, 11:00 am

I took three wines in for valuation and possible sale: 1982 Haut Brion, an old Burgundy and a highly regarded Super Tuscan. The place is managed by a friend. The woman who I dealt with announced that the cork in the Super Tuscan was leaking, pulled it, and promptly poured wine all over the inside of the box to show me it was oxidised.

I left for a bit, and when I returned, she told me she had tried to "auction" the wines (without my permission), but nobody would buy them without tasting, so she had opened the bottles and was giving away samples. Unfortunately (according to her) the BDX was "closed' and tasted like a beefsteak, and the Burgundy tasted like "Big Eye Tuna". So she wasn't able to sell these bottles which were now down to about an inch left in each. No mention of the whereabouts of the Super Tuscan was made. My friend who manages the place was dissinterested.

This has been bothering me all morning.

Should I be upset about whatever the hell my mother did in my childhood to cause such dreams? (nightmares actually)
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#2 Post by TomHill » July 30th, 2013, 11:08 am

john holdredge wrote:I took three wines in for valuation and possible sale: 1982 Haut Brion, an old Burgundy and a highly regarded Super Tuscan. The place is managed by a friend. The woman who I dealt with announced that the cork in the Super Tuscan was leaking, pulled it, and promptly poured wine all over the inside of the box to show me it was oxidised.

I left for a bit, and when I returned, she told me she had tried to "auction" the wines (without my permission), but nobody would buy them without tasting, so she had opened the bottles and was giving away samples. Unfortunately (according to her) the BDX was "closed' and tasted like a beefsteak, and the Burgundy tasted like "Big Eye Tuna". So she wasn't able to sell these bottles which were now down to about an inch left in each. No mention of the whereabouts of the Super Tuscan was made. My friend who manages the place was dissinterested.
This has been bothering me all morning.
Should I be upset about whatever the hell my mother did in my childhood to cause such dreams? (nightmares actually)
Uhhhh...John...this takes "wet dreams" to a whole nuther level.
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#3 Post by William Segui » July 30th, 2013, 11:27 am

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#4 Post by Z. Hu » July 30th, 2013, 11:32 am

lol...put down that herb next to you and go drink some water
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#5 Post by Ken Rudman » July 30th, 2013, 11:34 am

Yes! A Strongly-Worded Open Letter is required.

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#6 Post by Dave McIsaac » July 30th, 2013, 11:41 am

Mods - please move this tale of woe to commerce corner, where a travesty of this nature belongs!

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#7 Post by Bruce Leiser_owitz » July 30th, 2013, 11:44 am

Flawed poll!

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#8 Post by Robert Pollard-Smith » July 30th, 2013, 12:03 pm

This post is redolent with high acid.
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#9 Post by T Welch » July 30th, 2013, 12:06 pm

Hell yes, you should be upset. You are a prime candidate for a visit with Dr. Phil or Maury Povich. I've felt this way for a long time. Hope this helps.
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#10 Post by john holdredge » July 30th, 2013, 12:17 pm

Thank you brother. I'm also distressed about the "Big Eye Tuna" tasting note for an old Burg. What the hell is THAT??
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#11 Post by T Welch » July 30th, 2013, 12:19 pm

john holdredge wrote:Thank you brother. I'm also distressed about the "Big Eye Tuna" tasting note for an old Burg. What the hell is THAT??
That IS disturbing. I usually find Spanish Mackerel in my old burgs.
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#12 Post by Jay Miller » July 30th, 2013, 12:21 pm

Truett W e l c h wrote:
john holdredge wrote:Thank you brother. I'm also distressed about the "Big Eye Tuna" tasting note for an old Burg. What the hell is THAT??
That IS disturbing. I usually find Spanish Mackerel in my old burgs.
I only find them in my bottles of Manzanilla. Bottled too close to the sea if you ask me.
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#13 Post by John Morris » July 30th, 2013, 12:29 pm

Awful.

What was the name of the store?
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#14 Post by T Welch » July 30th, 2013, 12:34 pm

John Morris wrote:Awful.

What was the name of the store?
I think it was Paco's Pawn Shoppe and Taqueria in Healdsburg.
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#15 Post by Joe B » July 30th, 2013, 12:37 pm

You need a better friend in your dream.
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#16 Post by mike pobega » July 30th, 2013, 12:38 pm

It's was me.





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#17 Post by Poppy Davis » July 30th, 2013, 1:03 pm

mike pobega wrote:It's was me.





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#18 Post by T Welch » July 30th, 2013, 5:01 pm

Just checking in, John. You shouldn't be alone in your condition.
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#19 Post by Chris Seiber » July 30th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Go ahead, out the auction house. Even if it was only a dream. This is the internet, after all.

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#20 Post by Adam F. » July 30th, 2013, 5:36 pm

One word: ouch.
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#21 Post by Dan Hammer » July 30th, 2013, 8:07 pm

John,

You think you have problems? I bought a wine at a dinner event in Armonk NY that was rated 89. It tasted delicious, but I have to pour it down the drain due to the points.
It's an '11 SC RRV Pinot Noir. neener
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#22 Post by Craig G » July 30th, 2013, 8:32 pm

Dear Sir:

Please cancel my subscription. Thank you.
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#23 Post by B o b S h e l d o n » July 30th, 2013, 9:01 pm

I'll have what he's having.

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#24 Post by Jay Miller » July 31st, 2013, 7:59 am

I prescribe a glass of 1982 Haut Brion before going to sleep.
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#25 Post by Peter Chiu » July 31st, 2013, 9:30 am

john holdredge wrote:I took three wines in for valuation and possible sale: 1982 Haut Brion, an old Burgundy and a highly regarded Super Tuscan. The place is managed by a friend. The woman who I dealt with announced that the cork in the Super Tuscan was leaking, pulled it, and promptly poured wine all over the inside of the box to show me it was oxidised.

I left for a bit, and when I returned, she told me she had tried to "auction" the wines (without my permission), but nobody would buy them without tasting, so she had opened the bottles and was giving away samples. Unfortunately (according to her) the BDX was "closed' and tasted like a beefsteak, and the Burgundy tasted like "Big Eye Tuna". So she wasn't able to sell these bottles which were now down to about an inch left in each. No mention of the whereabouts of the Super Tuscan was made. My friend who manages the place was dissinterested.

This has been bothering me all morning.

Should I be upset about whatever the hell my mother did in my childhood to cause such dreams? (nightmares actually)

John.....I am curious [wow.gif] what gave the lady the right to do what she had done !

When you gave them the 3 wines for valuation and possible sale, did you sign any contract with them ?

Normally when consigning wines for possible auction, one needs to sign a consignor's agreement with the Auction House. Quite ofen it contains... many cuases.... including allowing the Auction to take sample from your consignment.

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#26 Post by Ken Rudman » July 31st, 2013, 10:09 am

Peter Chiu wrote:
john holdredge wrote:I took three wines in for valuation and possible sale: 1982 Haut Brion, an old Burgundy and a highly regarded Super Tuscan. The place is managed by a friend. The woman who I dealt with announced that the cork in the Super Tuscan was leaking, pulled it, and promptly poured wine all over the inside of the box to show me it was oxidised.

I left for a bit, and when I returned, she told me she had tried to "auction" the wines (without my permission), but nobody would buy them without tasting, so she had opened the bottles and was giving away samples. Unfortunately (according to her) the BDX was "closed' and tasted like a beefsteak, and the Burgundy tasted like "Big Eye Tuna". So she wasn't able to sell these bottles which were now down to about an inch left in each. No mention of the whereabouts of the Super Tuscan was made. My friend who manages the place was dissinterested.

This has been bothering me all morning.

Should I be upset about whatever the hell my mother did in my childhood to cause such dreams? (nightmares actually)

John.....I am curious [wow.gif] what gave the lady the right to do what she had done !

When you gave them the 3 wines for valuation and possible sale, did you sign any contract with them ?

Normally when consigning wines for possible auction, one needs to sign a consignor's agreement with the Auction House. Quite ofen it contains... many cuases.... including allowing the Auction to take sample from your consignment.
Peter, I'm not sure that dream auction houses have to play by the same rules--those bastards! pepsi

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#27 Post by Peter Chiu » July 31st, 2013, 11:31 am

I am a little lost [scratch.gif] .

Hope that I did not post anything wrong blush

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#28 Post by Ken Rudman » July 31st, 2013, 11:33 am

Not at all. Holdredge is clearly to blame. But he also says in the last paragraph of his OP that it was a dream (or nightmare).

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#29 Post by harry spithoven » July 31st, 2013, 11:44 am

[quote="john holdredge"]I took three wines in for valuation and possible sale: 1982 Haut Brion, an old Burgundy and a highly regarded Super Tuscan. The place is managed by a friend. The woman who I dealt with announced that the cork in the Super Tuscan was leaking, pulled it, and promptly poured wine all over the inside of the box to show me it was oxidised.

If you have a friend like this, you do nt etc. etc. hitsfan

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#30 Post by Peter Chiu » July 31st, 2013, 11:48 am

Thanks - Ken. I am at ease now [highfive.gif] ..... [highfive.gif]

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#31 Post by john holdredge » July 31st, 2013, 12:38 pm

Ken Rudman wrote:Not at all. Holdredge is clearly to blame. But he also says in the last paragraph of his OP that it was a dream (or nightmare).

No, my mother is to blame. Or my penis. Depends on whether you follow Jung or Freud.
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#32 Post by Linda Baehr » July 31st, 2013, 1:07 pm

john holdredge wrote:
No, my mother is to blame. Or my penis. Depends on whether you follow Jung or Freud.
Well, since your mother is ultimately responsible for your penis, it's all her fault. neener
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#33 Post by Ken Rudman » July 31st, 2013, 2:05 pm

I blame your mother's penis--no, wait, that can't be right.

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#34 Post by Charles Weiss » July 31st, 2013, 3:42 pm

First of all, thank you for this rollicking good time.

Second of all, I suggest you not go to sleep again...ever...since being placed in bondage and forced to drink White Zin while others showily drink your First Growths may be the second chapter.

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#35 Post by M Hudson » July 31st, 2013, 4:37 pm

I am disturbed by this thread. Apparently many of you dream of wine. I do not. I dream of women, and o Linda and Ken, none of them have a penis!
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