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#51 Post by Ron Slye » June 19th, 2019, 4:59 pm

Mark Y wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 4:37 pm
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The offer says that if we do not take our allocation,
Humble brag
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#52 Post by J a y H a c k » June 19th, 2019, 7:04 pm

I got the notice TODAY in the mail, postmarked June 6. No wine for me.
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#53 Post by James Kennedy » June 19th, 2019, 9:40 pm

J a y H a c k wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 7:04 pm
I got the notice TODAY in the mail, postmarked June 6. No wine for me.
For hipsters who don’t use email and internet, do you spring for certified mail when responding with orders for highly allocated wines?

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#54 Post by J a y H a c k » June 20th, 2019, 4:21 am

James Kennedy wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 9:40 pm
J a y H a c k wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 7:04 pm
I got the notice TODAY in the mail, postmarked June 6. No wine for me.
For hipsters who don’t use email and internet, do you spring for certified mail when responding with orders for highly allocated wines?
I have probably had an email account since before you were born, but this one either never came or was trapped by my security software.
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#55 Post by James Kennedy » June 20th, 2019, 8:58 am

J a y H a c k wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 4:21 am
James Kennedy wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 9:40 pm
J a y H a c k wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 7:04 pm
I got the notice TODAY in the mail, postmarked June 6. No wine for me.
For hipsters who don’t use email and internet, do you spring for certified mail when responding with orders for highly allocated wines?


I have probably had an email account since before you were born, but this one either never came or was trapped by my security software.
Email or snail mail, we can commiserate together with no Baron mags in the cellar.

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#56 Post by Robert M yers » July 13th, 2019, 8:35 pm

I’m actually kind of proud of myself as I let the 3 notices that I haven’t yet ordered come and go without actually ordering. I’m sure it’s great wine and I’m certainly curious, but i decided I’d rather have 4 $70 750 ml bottles of (insert many options here).

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#57 Post by NED VALOIS » July 13th, 2019, 10:18 pm

Already on WS for $400

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#58 Post by Brandon R » November 7th, 2019, 12:56 pm

My maggie showed up today. How should one store a magnum of Champagne? Upright or on its side? I don't have an "angled" option in my offsite.
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#59 Post by Mark Y » November 7th, 2019, 1:15 pm

Dilemma since it's 1 per person, in magnum only:

1. drink young, get a feel for style, inform future purchase decisions..
or
2. hold for age, but buying blind.

assuming the
3. find someone else who will open one
option is not readily available. ;)
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#60 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 7th, 2019, 1:19 pm

That’s not an awful price for mags; the thing w champs mags is that they’re really 2x a 750, look at the pricing of 2008 dom mags.

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#61 Post by Doug Schulman » November 7th, 2019, 1:50 pm

Brandon R wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 12:56 pm
My maggie showed up today. How should one store a magnum of Champagne? Upright or on its side? I don't have an "angled" option in my offsite.
Based on multiple threads on this, apparently both options are correct, and both are incorrect. [berserker.gif]
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#62 Post by Kirk.Grant » November 7th, 2019, 2:09 pm

Brandon R wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 12:56 pm
My maggie showed up today. How should one store a magnum of Champagne? Upright or on its side? I don't have an "angled" option in my offsite.
I say just open it to see if you want to buy more...?
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#63 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 7th, 2019, 2:26 pm

I’d just drink it.

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#64 Post by AlexS » November 7th, 2019, 2:27 pm

They sent me an email yesterday, shipment got recalled due to weather concerns :(

Says they're shipping a brand new mag though, pretty awesome customer service! :)
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#65 Post by julianseersmartin » November 7th, 2019, 3:07 pm

Brandon R wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 12:56 pm
My maggie showed up today. How should one store a magnum of Champagne? Upright or on its side? I don't have an "angled" option in my offsite.
It pretty much doesn't matter. Many champagne producers store upright.

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#66 Post by Travis @llen » November 7th, 2019, 9:32 pm

Mark Y wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Dilemma since it's 1 per person, in magnum only:

1. drink young, get a feel for style, inform future purchase decisions..
or
2. hold for age, but buying blind.

assuming the
3. find someone else who will open one
option is not readily available. ;)
I’ll open mine. Can’t wait to try.
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#67 Post by jeffruggels » November 7th, 2019, 9:44 pm

at the Kobayashi release event? for your possibly visiting friend from So Cal?

trying to free calendar to get up there!!

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#68 Post by Mark Y » November 7th, 2019, 10:00 pm

Travis @llen wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Mark Y wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Dilemma since it's 1 per person, in magnum only:

1. drink young, get a feel for style, inform future purchase decisions..
or
2. hold for age, but buying blind.

assuming the
3. find someone else who will open one
option is not readily available. ;)
I’ll open mine. Can’t wait to try.
Really?? I’m in!
Free your self up on 11/22!
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#69 Post by Robert M yers » November 8th, 2019, 4:20 am

This is exactly why I passed, if they had offered it in 750’s I’d have bought and already have opened one to boot! I am anxious to hear an impression though, so somebody should get to popping. champagne.gif
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#70 Post by Doug Schulman » November 8th, 2019, 7:31 am

I do hope some people open theirs soon and post notes. Personally, I wouldn't be aging something like this that I had never tried and has no track record.
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#71 Post by Scott G r u n e r » November 8th, 2019, 7:32 am

I will open mine over the next few months at an occasion where I can get multiple opinions
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#72 Post by Brandon R » November 8th, 2019, 8:57 am

Mark Y wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Travis @llen wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Mark Y wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Dilemma since it's 1 per person, in magnum only:

1. drink young, get a feel for style, inform future purchase decisions..
or
2. hold for age, but buying blind.

assuming the
3. find someone else who will open one
option is not readily available. ;)
I’ll open mine. Can’t wait to try.
Really?? I’m in!
Free your self up on 11/22!
I second this motion. champagne.gif
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#73 Post by AlexS » November 8th, 2019, 5:39 pm

Brandon R wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 8:57 am
Mark Y wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Travis @llen wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 9:32 pm

I’ll open mine. Can’t wait to try.
Really?? I’m in!
Free your self up on 11/22!
I second this motion. champagne.gif
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#74 Post by Travis @llen » November 9th, 2019, 6:31 am

jeffruggels wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 9:44 pm
at the Kobayashi release event? for your possibly visiting friend from So Cal?

trying to free calendar to get up there!!
It would be great if you could make it, but that is a rough weekend for socializing. Pouring for a dinner at the Modernist Cuisine Lab on Friday. Wine release Sat. Flying to Florida on Sunday. I first heard about this Champagne project years ago, I've been dying to try it so I doubt I'll be able to keep my hands off that long anyway :-)
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#75 Post by Travis @llen » November 9th, 2019, 6:36 am

[/quote]

Really?? I’m in!
Free your self up on 11/22!
[/quote]

What is happening on 11/22? I had my last pick yesterday so I'm still focused on other things.
What about tonight at my place?
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#76 Post by Tom Lee » November 9th, 2019, 10:25 am

Mine arrived yesterday. Earmarked for New Years but would love to get a sneak peek if a group gets together in Seattle.

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#77 Post by Geoff F. » November 9th, 2019, 10:38 am

I'd also love to try it if there's an impromptu meetup tonight. Happy to bring something nice, though I don't know if I'll top that Perret Chery I brought to the last offline. 😂
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#78 Post by Mark Y » November 9th, 2019, 1:20 pm

Travis @llen wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 6:36 am
Really?? I’m in!
Free your self up on 11/22!
[/quote]

What is happening on 11/22? I had my last pick yesterday so I'm still focused on other things.
What about tonight at my place?
[/quote]

In. See u tonight. champagne.gif
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#79 Post by Travis @llen » November 9th, 2019, 3:26 pm

What better way to celebrate last pick yesterday than with a mag of Christophe Baron. Impromptu bottle share happening tonight @6pm. Pm for address. BYOB No theme. BYO stem. Food is tricky since it is short notice and I have no idea how many people will show, so maybe grab a bite before you arrive - or bring a hunk of cheese, salami or ??? And we’ll have some snacks. We’ll get a group tasting note up tonight.
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#80 Post by Romain Machacek » November 9th, 2019, 6:41 pm

As I will need to live vicariously through those making it tonight, I’m looking forward to those tasting notes!

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#81 Post by Mark Y » November 9th, 2019, 11:23 pm

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Chalky. Saline. Toasty brioche.
Classic Grower champagne? It’s good but I find the finish a bit short compare to say a Krug or selosse. But certainly delish. I would hold a few years to see development and I expect it to improve.

Thanks for sharing Travis! That and the ToL maG. Drool.
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#82 Post by Geoff F. » November 10th, 2019, 12:27 am

+1. Thank you for sharing such special bottles tonight Travis.
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#83 Post by Travis @llen » November 10th, 2019, 8:53 am

The champagne was incredible - the fact that Mark went straight to comparing to Krug and Selosse is telling although because the Christophe Baron is Brut Nature it is a totally different experience (I have not had Selosse enough times to have a handle on their style anyway). It had billowing aromatics and a citrus rind extract that was almost mouthwateringly savory. I revisited a few times in between some of the killer reds and whites we had open, and it improved over the course of the evening. When you look at the empty bottle test, the Christophe Baron was drained when there were still half full bottles of about 10 other incredible wines on the table - and it was a MAG. I love the fact that it is mag only. Hopefully I'll get to try this bottle again, and I look forward to future releases. Great seeing everyone!
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#84 Post by AlexS » November 10th, 2019, 9:22 am

Wow guys, super appreciate the preview! I'm definitely going to wait a few years before opening.
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#85 Post by Mark Y » November 10th, 2019, 9:24 am

Travis @llen wrote:
November 10th, 2019, 8:53 am
The champagne was incredible - the fact that Mark went straight to comparing to Krug and Selosse is telling although because the Christophe Baron is Brut Nature it is a totally different experience
To be fair, my notes are subpar. With the mag of Transmigration of Light staring at me, I couldn’t concentrate or focus all night. ;)
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#86 Post by Mike Maguire » November 11th, 2019, 6:50 am

Thanks for the notes, 2014 is my youngest granddaughters birth year so she gets one, will probably open the other next June for 50th anniversary champagne.gif

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#87 Post by Brandon R » November 11th, 2019, 11:02 am

Thanks for taking one for the team, Travis, very generous of you. It's fantastic to have a reference point on a wine none of us have tried. Sounds like good stuff!
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