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#51 Post by Jason R. » January 26th, 2020, 2:22 pm

In for two 1855s - thanks Chris! Can't wait to try 'em.
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#52 Post by Travis Fantz » January 26th, 2020, 2:37 pm

Chris,
Sorry if this has been asked.
Is the decanter the same format as the glasses? I guess I am trying to ask if it is as thin and light.
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#53 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » January 26th, 2020, 2:47 pm

I need more glassware like I need a hole in my head, but grabbed a 6 pack of the tasting glass.
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#54 Post by Chris Freemott » January 26th, 2020, 2:50 pm

Travis - yes, the decanter is very light. It may weigh less than some of the glasses.

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#55 Post by Chris Freemott » January 26th, 2020, 2:51 pm

***As an aside, the tasting kit for individuals isn't meant to be a work-around to a pricing nuance today. They are designed to be returned to me after you've experimented with the glasses and decanter. They are not a final sale item. One per person please...****
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#56 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 26th, 2020, 2:57 pm

Chris, these are dishwasher safe correct?
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#57 Post by Scott Brunson » January 26th, 2020, 3:02 pm

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#58 Post by PaulMills » January 26th, 2020, 3:22 pm

I have found our Zaltos to be very durable, but I have still broken a few over the years. I ordered some Grassl 1855s and Libertes as replacements for our Bordeaux and Universals. Based on everyone’s positive feedback on the Grassls and the lower price, it is an easy decision. I also ordered the tasting glass set.

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#59 Post by Chris Freemott » January 26th, 2020, 3:28 pm

Yes. Dishwasher safe.

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#60 Post by Mark Maddox » January 26th, 2020, 3:29 pm

Order in, 3 1855, 3 Cru and a decanter. Love these glasses.

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#61 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » January 26th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Definitely going in on some Grassl glass the BerserkerDay! They sound amazing and Chris your personal touch on service is inspiring. Nice job. Just need to sort through what I need. The sampler means I can try them all, send them back but can credit that to a purchase? Just want to make sure I’m not dreaming, that sounds awesome.
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#62 Post by Chris Freemott » January 26th, 2020, 5:20 pm

Vincent - send me a private note - cfreemott@mac.com

Yes, the tasting KIT (not tasting glasses) was designed to be a 'try before you buy' model. Sadly, I wasn't as clear on that as I should have been. It isn't the 'deal of the day' as some have mistaken it to be.

You order it: $50.00. Covers the shipping to and from..Label inside to return it in 2 weeks. If you buy stems (6 Vigneron or 12 tasting room stems), I'll remove $50.00 from the sample kit as a courtesy.

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#63 Post by Brian Thorne » January 26th, 2020, 6:17 pm

Ordered 8 each of the 1855 and Liberté. I spent some time this afternoon doing “housekeeping” on the China cabinet, moving most of the Riedels down to the bar area in the basement!
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#64 Post by J0seph S c h e n c k » January 26th, 2020, 6:39 pm

Chris,

Its been awhile and I've resorted to drinking out of plastic cups due to numerous broken Zaltos.

I'm in for a case of Grassl: 4 each of Mineralité, 1855, and Cru. And a decanter

I sill am using the Gabriel Golds..those haven't broken, yet. I think those are most similar to the Liberte? Or should I give those a try also?

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#65 Post by danielahn » January 26th, 2020, 7:50 pm

Were the tasting kits sold out?

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#66 Post by Chris Freemott » January 26th, 2020, 7:54 pm

Dr. Schenck - good to hear from you - yes, Liberté is as though a GGG and a ZUniversal had a child. Has the hips of the GGG and the neck/chimney of the ZU.

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#67 Post by Eric Z. » January 27th, 2020, 7:32 am

first BD purchase
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Was eyeing Zaltos but after all the rave reviews on the Grassl line I pulled the trigger on these 6 stems.

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#68 Post by K. Tr@n » January 27th, 2020, 7:34 am

first BD purchase, 4x1885 2xLiberte. thanks
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#69 Post by Michael Hodgins » January 27th, 2020, 7:40 am

Just added some Liberte--LOVE both our 1855s and Cru. Only fitting to give whites the same treatment! Ordering is easy and customer service is top-notch! No-brainer offer IMO!

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#70 Post by Russ Williams » January 27th, 2020, 7:44 am

First purchase of Grassl glasses - Liberte and Cru. Thanks Chris!!
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#71 Post by DJ Silverberg » January 27th, 2020, 7:45 am

Thanks Chris. Took advantage of the opportunity and bought one of my buddies a Grassl decanter. He is hung up on the inverted mushroom shape on his current decanters, and I have been promising to get him a decanter that he can actually pour out of. and while I was at it, I got one too!

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#72 Post by Dan_Fusco » January 27th, 2020, 7:49 am

Chris are the 1855's still available? Trying to order four and its saying they are no longer available

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#73 Post by J. Rock » January 27th, 2020, 7:52 am

I've been hearing about how great these are for close to a year, and I'm very excited to finally have some Mineralité on the way for all of our Riesling (and Champagne?) needs! Thank you!
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#74 Post by Andy Skaggs » January 27th, 2020, 7:53 am

Ordered a (6) pack of Tasting Glass to go along with my Liberté glasses. I highly recommend the Liberté glasses!!

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#75 Post by Ethan Abraham » January 27th, 2020, 7:58 am

Mineralite seems sold out, what should I input to get the pricing in a 6 pack?

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#76 Post by Dave Gottschalk » January 27th, 2020, 8:00 am

Dan_Fusco wrote:
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Chris are the 1855's still available? Trying to order four and its saying they are no longer available
My order is in - Thanks for your help. I could not add the 1855 either. I would like 2.

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#77 Post by Dan_Fusco » January 27th, 2020, 8:03 am

Dave Gottschalk wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 8:00 am
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Chris are the 1855's still available? Trying to order four and its saying they are no longer available
My order is in - Thanks for your help. I could not add the 1855 either. I would like 2.
I just spoke with Chris. The 1855's are on back order

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#78 Post by S t e p h e nK » January 27th, 2020, 8:25 am

Chris, my order is in. Your hands on and realistic customer service approach is much appreciated and deserves to be supported. This does fill a need and I was able to try them out tasing with Marcus Goodfellow. Can’t wait to use them at home.
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#79 Post by S. Williams » January 27th, 2020, 8:26 am

I do not need more glasses, yet I'm still tempted to buy backups at this price point, and try the decanter, even though we have, like, 8 decanters already. Sooo tempting and can attest that Chris is THE BEST to work with. Absolutely above and beyond with his each of the half dozen or more orders I've placed with him over the years.
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#80 Post by Chris Freemott » January 27th, 2020, 8:35 am

For those scuffling with orders - go back to the main page (first post) - and you will see screenshots of how to place glasses on backorder. Again, please, if you wish to purchase in stock and out of stock items, break those orders up into two orders so I can ship what is available and print/hold what is in the container.

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#81 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 27th, 2020, 8:39 am

Ordered 4 of the 1855s and toggled backorder/backorder. Much happier talking to you about this then mortgages or whatever it was previously :D

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#82 Post by Chris Freemott » January 27th, 2020, 9:02 am

LOL, indeed Andrew. We keep this train rolling and maybe I can walk away from lending, or, the parallel universe I'm in today....

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#83 Post by Yao C » January 27th, 2020, 9:12 am

Orders in for 6 Liberte and 2 Cru

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#84 Post by Brent S » January 27th, 2020, 9:13 am

I ordered 1 of each of the 4 glasses to try (not the tasting glass). I also bought the decanter. It seems the glasses are $5 more this year but oddly the decanter is $20 less. Works out the same for me in the end.
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#85 Post by TJ Berge » January 27th, 2020, 9:18 am

Ordered 2x of the Liberte and Cru. Excited to give them a try. Thanks, Chris!
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#86 Post by Chris Freemott » January 27th, 2020, 9:22 am

It seems the glasses are $5 more this year but oddly the decanter is $20 less.
Correct. Last year we sold the glasses at a loss after accounting for shipping/boxes/labor. The $5.00 keeps me whole.

The decanter frankly hasn't sold well. I wanted to see if a lower # would result in an increase in volume. It truly is that simple. :)

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#87 Post by Diane Kessler » January 27th, 2020, 9:26 am

Chris, if I order the tasting glasses, would they be shipped out to arrive in California next week?

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#88 Post by Hoang Pham » January 27th, 2020, 9:43 am

Backordered a couple 1855.

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#89 Post by Danius Barzdukas » January 27th, 2020, 10:21 am

I ordered some and already got the notice that the package is being prepared for shipping. Thanks Chris!
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#90 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » January 27th, 2020, 10:25 am

Curious to hear folks' thoughts on Cru vs. 1855. I saw the specs, but am curious what experiences have revealed.
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#91 Post by Chris Freemott » January 27th, 2020, 10:56 am

Chris, if I order the tasting glasses, would they be shipped out to arrive in California next week?
Diane, that should not be an issue. I'll either use FedEx if a commercial address or likely Amazon's fulfillment/logistics.

If you do put an order in, send me a private note - i can pull it and pack it. Right now I'm 144 orders behind. Which is wonderful - but will mean I don't pack your order until Thursday or Friday which will be an issue for your needs.

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#92 Post by Joel Singer » January 27th, 2020, 11:09 am

Hi Chris,
Specs give the size of the decanter, but I didn't see the capacity (volume). Just curious - I ordered it anyway.
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#93 Post by CStatile » January 27th, 2020, 11:11 am

Finally pulled the trigger on Zaltos.... Key was to get my wife as excited about them as I am...
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#94 Post by mattccheung » January 27th, 2020, 11:11 am

Back ordered more 1855! Thanks Chris!

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#95 Post by HoosJustinG » January 27th, 2020, 11:21 am

I've heard that dishwasher is actually the preferred method for super light hand blown stems, but I don't really get it. I feel like the dishwasher is a much more "high pressure" and risky environment than a gentle wash with a wine stem brush and hang dry... what am I missing?
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#96 Post by Megan Joy » January 27th, 2020, 11:23 am

Chris Freemott wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:22 am
It seems the glasses are $5 more this year but oddly the decanter is $20 less.
Correct. Last year we sold the glasses at a loss after accounting for shipping/boxes/labor. The $5.00 keeps me whole.

The decanter frankly hasn't sold well. I wanted to see if a lower # would result in an increase in volume. It truly is that simple. :)


I hope the price drop does work.... I know Marcus has posted on the glasses, but we love the decanter you sent us too!!!

Really, this is the MOST FUNCTIONAL DECANTER I have ever used. We poured from it during the big walk around tastings for IPNC last year. I thought tasting pours from any decanter in that setting would be a train wreck, but with the Grassl it was a piece of cake.
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#97 Post by Ethan Abraham » January 27th, 2020, 11:30 am

Order in! Love the Cru glass, picked up a bunch more of those, 1855, and mineralite!

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#98 Post by brigcampbell » January 27th, 2020, 11:33 am

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 10:25 am
Curious to hear folks' thoughts on Cru vs. 1855. I saw the specs, but am curious what experiences have revealed.
Brian, I like the Cru and it makes a great beer glass too.

here's a review last year.


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#99 Post by Diane Kessler » January 27th, 2020, 11:44 am

Chris Freemott wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 10:56 am
Chris, if I order the tasting glasses, would they be shipped out to arrive in California next week?
Diane, that should not be an issue. I'll either use FedEx if a commercial address or likely Amazon's fulfillment/logistics.

If you do put an order in, send me a private note - i can pull it and pack it. Right now I'm 144 orders behind. Which is wonderful - but will mean I don't pack your order until Thursday or Friday which will be an issue for your needs.

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Thanks, Chris. I just put in my order.

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#100 Post by Kelly Flynn » January 27th, 2020, 11:56 am

Thanks, Chris. Order from newbie customer just west of you.

Six 1855s + I had been looking for a mag decanter -- all look great!

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