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#151 Post by Chris Freemott »

Ohhhh David....tsk tsk...


*yes, the backorder is 'kludgey' - i had to figure it out on the fly as the first 300 stems were sold in.......40 minutes....!!!!

I'm sure it will result in a PR disaster for me. LOL...but, we shall prevail and glasses will be sent.

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#152 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f »

Just ordered two more in addition to my original six...

Maybe I should hang on to my tubes after all. I had intended to send them back, but if the forthcoming travel bag is meant to work in conjunction with the tubes...

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#153 Post by byuen »

byuen wrote: January 30th, 2020, 12:19 pm Two of my three orders were delivered today, excited to give these a try tonight.
Amazed at how light these are compared to what I thought were my “good” wine glasses. Ordered another four stems to round out my collection. All in, twelve stems and a decanter ordered.
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#154 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Any chance this is still open, lol?

We are having a dinner party tonight, and my wife sheepishly just admitted, she broke another and the maid broke one.

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#155 Post by JDavisRoby »

The butler break anything?

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#156 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

JDavisRoby wrote: February 1st, 2020, 2:15 pm The butler break anything?

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#157 Post by Chris Freemott »

LOL, put an order in Bobby..it's still alive

PM me what you need if you get stuck.

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#158 Post by JDavisRoby »

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: February 1st, 2020, 2:22 pm
JDavisRoby wrote: February 1st, 2020, 2:15 pm The butler break anything?

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#159 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Chris Freemott wrote: February 1st, 2020, 4:13 pm LOL, put an order in Bobby..it's still alive

PM me what you need if you get stuck.

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#160 Post by Scott Watkins »

Dammit Chris close this thing up I keep buying more glasses! I'm weak.
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#161 Post by Brian S t o t t e r »

Just received my replacement 1855 glass after one of the glasses in my BD shipment arrived broken. Absolutely incredible customer service as always Chris!
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#162 Post by Chris Freemott »

Thanks for the kind words Brian.

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#163 Post by Chris Freemott »

*****Status Update / February 2, 2020 ********

All, first a massive "Thank You" for the orders. I'm in awe of the support the board has shown me.

As of today I've packed and staged all fillable orders. If you have 1855's in your order and you haven't gotten an email with tracking data; you're on backorder. I signed off on the container yesterday and it will be moving from Slovakia on Wednesday. Keep an eye on this thread for updates as it moves around the globe. The budget is 6 weeks to the USA then about 2 weeks for customs, me, and then to you.

Glasses have broken in transit. It happens. We moved over 3,000 glasses this week. 1% is what I expect. We are well below that but it is still an annoyance for all of you. I will, without question, get you a new stem as rapidly as I can.

Many of you triggered the tube recycling option when checking out. Yeah....that failed (unreal). Just email me if you wish to return them. Candidly, it is really only beneficial if you are returning 4+ tubes. The cost and footprint of returning fewer than that isn't a victory for us. Please recycle them.

I am traveling for the day job Tuesday the 4th thru Friday night. Email replies will be delayed. Replacement shipments will be delayed. But I will get back to you as soon as I can.


Lastly, to all the auction winners. Don't feel slighted, but, you get filled in the backorders. However, I have something for you in each of your boxes when you get them. Thank you for your generous donations to the board.

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#164 Post by Robert Titelman »

Shoot, missed it! Best glasses! So glad I already have some. Enjoy!

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#165 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m »

Can someone tell me how to use the Tracking Number? Can't seem to track it in Amazon because I didn't place the Order through Amazon.
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Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote: February 4th, 2020, 1:08 pm Can someone tell me how to use the Tracking Number? Can't seem to track it in Amazon because I didn't place the Order through Amazon.
Stick your tracking number (from the email) on the end of this: https://track.amazon.com/tracking/
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#167 Post by JDavisRoby »

Mine arrived today (via FedEx). Look forward to testing tonight.
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#168 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m »

JYoung wrote: February 4th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote: February 4th, 2020, 1:08 pm Can someone tell me how to use the Tracking Number? Can't seem to track it in Amazon because I didn't place the Order through Amazon.
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Link not working. But thank you for trying to help! [cheers.gif]
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#169 Post by T Welch »

Mine were shipped via USPS.
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Looks like mine will be here today despite thinking they were on backorder. Can't wait to try them!
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#171 Post by Stephen Gelber »

What are the specs (size) on the Tasting Glass?
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#172 Post by Dave McIsaac »

Stephen Gelber wrote: February 6th, 2020, 11:00 am What are the specs (size) on the Tasting Glass?
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#173 Post by RickieM »

Received my BD order a day earlier than expected, today via Amazon's shipping service. Everything was so carefully and exquisitely packed. One thing of note, though, is that the label gave the weight as 6 lbs. It felt more like .6 lbs. I hope Chris isn't being charged by weight because mine was clearly overstated. It was nowhere near 6 lbs.
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#174 Post by AdamK »

Got my Grassl tasting glasses but no 1855's, must still be on backorder. Great shipping and no issues!
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#175 Post by Chris Freemott »

Container left warehouse Thursday. Updates as it hits milestones

Rickie; I pay dimensional weight charges. That box gets hit at 6 pounds. But I’m not overpaying for the weight. I’m simply paying for the volume.

Several broken stems and a few screwed up orders by me this week while I traveled.
I’ll handle all of this Saturday when I’m home. Thanks for the patience.

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#176 Post by RickieM »

Chris Freemott wrote: February 7th, 2020, 7:06 pm Rickie; I pay dimensional weight charges. That box gets hit at 6 pounds. But I’m not overpaying for the weight. I’m simply paying for the volume.
Thanks, Chris. That makes sense. I can see how space would be at a premium during transportation.

Anyway, thank you for such excellent all-around, above and beyond service, as well as really beautiful and elegant glasses!
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#177 Post by John Morris »

Had my first exposure to Grassl "Tasting" glasses this week at a Barolo/Barbaresco/Chianti tasting that Greg dal Piaz and VDLTwine.com helped organize. (I understand that VDLT is or will be importing the glasses, too.)

They're terrific -- quite thin and light but they supposedly stand up to tasting room dishwashing. Since I have no patience for handwashing (save for some old Riedel Burgundy stems), that's a great combo. And I love the shape! They really showed off the wines well.
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#178 Post by Austin C »

Received my Libertes and Mineralites to round out my collection today. Thank you, Chris!
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#179 Post by Chris Freemott »

Cargo Update / Domestic Supply Update

The container has now been given a US Port arrival date of March 7th. As that tightens up I will update accordingly. Historically, delivery to me from arrival in the port (NY/NJ) has been 13 business days. As I have a full container, it's feasible movement is faster and I've inquired with my freight firm to gauge that.

Domestic supply - tasting room glasses are available in sufficient quantity but every other stem save for 2 dozen Liberté and 4 dozen Mineralité are shot.

1855 and Cru glasses broken in transit (an unfortunate event in less than 1% of all shipments) will need to wait for the cargo container to be reloaded.

There are some tasting kits (rentals) which are also on hold as I cannot currently create them with stock on hand. Private emails will be sent shortly updating you individually about this.

Auction winners - you're in the holding tank too.

Thank you for the continued patience, acceptance of my flaws, and support of the glass.

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#180 Post by N. Justl »

Sorry if I missed it, but can you put the decanter in the dishwasher as well?
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#181 Post by Chris Freemott »

Nick, you can. it's what I do...

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#182 Post by N. Justl »

Love it! Will do. Thanks for the response!
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#183 Post by Greg Kramer »

John Morris wrote: February 9th, 2020, 8:31 am Had my first exposure to Grassl "Tasting" glasses this week at a Barolo/Barbaresco/Chianti tasting that Greg dal Piaz and VDLTwine.com helped organize. (I understand that VDLT is or will be importing the glasses, too.)

They're terrific -- quite thin and light but they supposedly stand up to tasting room dishwashing. Since I have no patience for handwashing (save for some old Riedel Burgundy stems), that's a great combo. And I love the shape! They really showed off the wines well.
We (VDLT) will not be importing Grassl. We leave that to Chris. But, we do expect to sell them soon on our website.

The event John referenced, which a number of Berserkers attended, was greatly enhanced by our use of Grassl glasses. We purchased enough for everyone to have 3 to use for the 5 flights of 3 wines each. They excelled with small pours and didn’t suck up too much table space. At the end of the night, the restaurant ran them through the dishwasher and we only lost 1 of 120. Re-boxed, they are ready for our next event.

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#184 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

On a whim I decided to drink champagne from a cru glass tonight; it’s actually a little more expressive. I like it!

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#185 Post by Chris Freemott »

The container has cleared customs. The delivery date is set by my freight company soon...
yay! 3/5/20

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#186 Post by brigcampbell »

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 19th, 2020, 5:27 pm On a whim I decided to drink champagne from a cru glass tonight; it’s actually a little more expressive. I like it!
I would agree. the downside for people that love the fizz, any wide bottomed glass will dissipate the bubble much quicker.

BTW - I found a flaw in the glass design. If you drop a bottle of petite sirah on the rim of the glass it exposes a structural defect. neener

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#187 Post by Andrew Kotowski »

Chris Freemott wrote: March 5th, 2020, 11:37 am The container has cleared customs. The delivery date is set by my freight company soon...
yay! 3/5/20
Whoohoo! I've got a wine dinner on 3/28 - will I have stems in time?
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#188 Post by Chris Freemott »

Andrew,
I'll give you a hedged, but 90% confidence interval of "yes".
Cargo landed in MD and is currently moving according to DB Schenker.
We are coordinating the transfer this week and then delivery to me.

More to come.

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#189 Post by Brent C l a y t o n »

I finally pulled out a tasting glass purchased on BD. It is a great glass. I like that it's more compact, but probably twice the weight of the other glasses and it feels quite sturdy. Thanks Chris!
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#190 Post by Chris Freemott »

March 10 Update
Cargo is in Chicago - logistics being finalized for delivery of the pallets to me. We anticipate packing final orders beginning Friday night with the hope of getting everything out by Tuesday. Current backlog is 150 orders.

Thank you for your patience.

I assure you - we will make more mistakes (inadvertently) and I'm confident I will forget something. Please feel free to get my attention by using chris@cjfselections.com

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#191 Post by Chris Freemott »

Cargo has arrived - we will begin packing and shipping today!!!

Thank you again for the support and patience. All else being equal these days (Coronavirus) we expect the remaining 140 or so unfilled orders to be packed and wrapped and out the door no later than Tuesday but we are targeting Monday. Look for your emails to get alerts from our software with tracking data.

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#192 Post by S t e p h e nK »

Thank you for the update Chris!
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#193 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m »

So, we've had these at our address for a good month+ at this point. Overall, I have only one major complaint about these Grassls: our Riedel Vinums now suck. Although I never considered the Riedels to be top-of-the-line, I was always pleased with the Vinum line. Now, after having the Grassls and having gotten used to them, the Vinums feel like Libbeys. Guess we're just gonna have to buy more Grassl!!

As for the Grassl glasses, themselves:

Liberte: have been loving this glass for all whites, including those we drink most often (Chenin and Riesling).
Mineralite: I've found the opening to be a bit smaller than I want, but have used for Champagne with success. Will continue to experiment.
Cru: really loving how Pinot shows from this one, and given the frequency with which we pull Pinot corks, this is an extremely pleasant upgrade at our house.

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#194 Post by Chris Freemott »

Thank you Brian.

We are operating under the impression that all of the WB Day orders are filled.
We are ALSO operating under the impression that we screwed stuff up.

Find us and yell at us (which is cool, i get it) but use info@cjfselections.com

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#195 Post by Dave McIsaac »

Shipping notice received....Thanks Chris!!
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#196 Post by c fu »

just received an alert my account got opened, so guess it's shipping soon to me!
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#197 Post by Corey N. »

I happened across this article this morning -- I'm not sure if Chris checks this thread regularly, but cool get get a shoutout in Forbes of all places.

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#198 Post by David K o l i n »

Corey N. wrote: March 31st, 2020, 9:16 am I happened across this article this morning -- I'm not sure if Chris checks this thread regularly, but cool get get a shoutout in Forbes of all places.

The Fancy Wine Glass That Is Getting Me Through Quarantine
Nice!

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#199 Post by AD Northup »

Any chance at getting this offer extended? [wink.gif]
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Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

#200 Post by J a m e s D i l l o n »

AD Northup wrote: April 4th, 2020, 1:45 pm Any chance at getting this offer extended? [wink.gif]
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