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by Curtis Chen
January 21st, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 55
Views: 3869

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

AD Northup wrote: January 21st, 2021, 3:58 pm I also got it but will be passing, allocation up for grabs
You'd rather buy aged Burg/Rhone/Champagne instead of modern Napa?! Bro.

Yeah, passing mine up, too. Lol
by Curtis Chen
January 21st, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru for Spam
Replies: 16
Views: 917

Re: Grand Cru for Spam

Told him to f*ck off.
by Curtis Chen
January 19th, 2021, 10:43 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Kevin Shin - Top Notch Seller
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Kevin Shin - Top Notch Seller

Been reading Kevin's tasting notes for a long time, but only recently purchased wine from him. He's quick to respond, insightful about wine (as you might expect), freely shares information, and despite being on the other coast, I received my wine in less than week.

Easy recommendation.
by Curtis Chen
January 19th, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91484

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Love how they named their random wine sets.

"Wine for Third Wheeling"
"The Anti-Break Up Box"
"Wine to Enjoy with Your Pet"

Lol. The names don't make any sense given whatever wine is included, but still, I love it. 😂
by Curtis Chen
January 19th, 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FINAL: My first trip to Burgundy -- tips, notes -- last update
Replies: 52
Views: 6704

Re: FINAL: My first trip to Burgundy -- tips, notes -- last update

Loved these fantastic writeups. More Matt King travel posts, please!
by Curtis Chen
January 18th, 2021, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?
Replies: 58
Views: 5234

Re: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?

brigcampbell wrote: January 18th, 2021, 9:38 pm A highly regarded wine critic offering their personal project on BD12... What?!?
🥰🥰
by Curtis Chen
January 18th, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Kweichow Moutai - Luxury Liqueur: Anyone ever taste it?
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Kweichow Moutai - Luxury Liqueur: Anyone ever taste it?

It's readily available in Cali. Tastes disgusting (my friends call it jet fuel). Besides the status symbol, there's really no allure.

The silver label, Moutai Pure Joy, is shockingly good though. Aromatic and fruity, reminds me of a sweet Riesling at times.
by Curtis Chen
January 15th, 2021, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph
Replies: 19
Views: 1682

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph

Got the 2019 halcon release letter just now. Wonder if I should purchase them now or wait and see till the 27th? I'm expecting a similar BD deal to last year (assorted mix of 2019s), so depending on what you want, it could be worth waiting! I just want Alturas, but I'm down to try a few others. [ch...
by Curtis Chen
January 14th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'QPR' in Vosne?
Replies: 36
Views: 2807

Re: 'QPR' in Vosne?

Aurelien comes to mind
by Curtis Chen
January 14th, 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph
Replies: 19
Views: 1682

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph

Dennis Atick wrote: January 13th, 2021, 2:12 pm Take that, Gonon. [cheers.gif]
Never put Alturas and Gonon in the same sentence, but I did want some 19 Alturas anyway. Kelley's approval can't hurt!
by Curtis Chen
January 14th, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FT: 2015 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: FT: 2015 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre

Rav MDT drooooooool
by Curtis Chen
January 14th, 2021, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15331
Views: 784566

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x 08 Crissy
1x 98 Pol Roger WC

Stoked.
by Curtis Chen
January 13th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L No Longer Shipping to Washington State
Replies: 43
Views: 3032

Re: K&L No Longer Shipping to Washington State

That's surprising. Also, now I want some 19 Lapierre.
by Curtis Chen
January 11th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7611

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Just bought 08 Crissy from the KShin. 11 days, a record.
by Curtis Chen
January 11th, 2021, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7611

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Still haven't purchased wine, but I did buy a 3L RR Supplication over the weekend. Tried to argue it was beer, not wine. Different themes, different reasons to buy. Was told I'm full of excuses. Lol
by Curtis Chen
January 8th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: Retailer check: Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA

They are my favorite retailer. If you go in person they have quite a bit of wine that is mailing list only and restaurant only that is very hard to find online. As mentioned before, its a warehouse type building and is very cool in there year round. Fantastic selection, especially with hard to find...
by Curtis Chen
January 3rd, 2021, 1:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 13
Views: 972

FS: Sold

Thank you, everyone! champagne.gif
by Curtis Chen
December 25th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker wine scores
Replies: 75
Views: 4110

Re: Cellar Tracker wine scores

I view CT like I do Yelp— it can be nice to read opinions from the masses, but I really only care about reviews from a trusted few. Everything else is like market research.

If I gave more weight to general scores, my whole cellar would be filled with Sauternes and modern Napa. 😅
by Curtis Chen
December 23rd, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15331
Views: 784566

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

08 Dom Luminous 😂😂
by Curtis Chen
December 23rd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15331
Views: 784566

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

J. Galang wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 11:51 pm
Curtis Chen wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 3:01 pm Not as low as Cindy's 04 Cristal, but got 4x Prevost Fac-Simile. Finally! 🎄
If I may ask, what vintage for the Fac-Simile?
Of course. It's LC17 (2017).
by Curtis Chen
December 22nd, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15331
Views: 784566

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Not as low as Cindy's 04 Cristal, but got 4x Prevost Fac-Simile. Finally! 🎄
by Curtis Chen
December 22nd, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodbye, my friend... RIP
Replies: 24
Views: 3139

Re: Goodbye, my friend... RIP

...the one downside to an evening with Wilhelm Haag, is that not only was there no spitting allowed, but the bottle had to be empty there were five of them, and even with their very modest alcohol levels i damnnear drove into the Mosel on my way back to Schloss Lieser Indeed at our tasting, he said...
by Curtis Chen
December 20th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16923
Views: 479480

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I'll counter and say that Monkish beers have never been more easy to obtain. The online releases last for days now, I get more Monkish now than ever before, granted they'll never be shelf beers but they are really easy to get if you have a couple minutes to order on line. Cheers, Bud Well, hell ......
by Curtis Chen
December 20th, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: daily blanc de noirs champagne?
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: daily blanc de noirs champagne?

Marie Courtin!
by Curtis Chen
December 20th, 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best value elite Bordeaux?
Replies: 60
Views: 4529

Re: Best value elite Bordeaux?

Agree with Chang man and Craig. You'd be wise to focus on backfilling. Weaker vintages can really surprise you. Don't buy anything on release unless it's an absolute steal. Oh, and don't buy modern, glossy wines-- they're a waste of money, that's for the Napa folks :)
by Curtis Chen
December 18th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Rouge
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: TN: 2003 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Rouge

Shiiiet! Thanks for the photo and impression on this 🦄
by Curtis Chen
December 17th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25204

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Got 6 pack of the Expression. Damn, beautiful glass! a touch heavier vs Zalto Bdx, and a touch shorter. Great 'build quality', and feels sturdier / less like i'm about to break it with my gaze.. Look forward to trying the wines out on them! Man, I feel like I've I've broken so many Zaltos just by l...
by Curtis Chen
December 17th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?
Replies: 105
Views: 6418

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?

Is $40-50 for a fairly new Sociando really a good price? I've been backfilling early 2000 vintages at $50-60 and sharing with forumites.

Maybe I'm just out of touch...
by Curtis Chen
December 16th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25204

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Michael Lee wrote: December 16th, 2020, 11:27 am Could you tell me how long shipping to California is currently taking?
Mine took a week (exact 7 days).
by Curtis Chen
December 13th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14246

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Drank more beer and whisky due to this year's lockdown (fresh Monkish and 4R/Willett private picks were lifesavers). No clear WOTY, but I'm bad with WOTN/WOTY distinctions, anyway. Favorite wines: - 1988 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow - 2005 Pierre Peters Chetillons - 2014 Cedric Bouchard La Haute-Le...
by Curtis Chen
December 13th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14246

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Craig I drank a fair bit of VCC this year, including 2014, 2000 (2x) and 1998. I also had three bottles of the 2004. When you factor in considerations of price, the 2004 vintage of VCC is kind of a no-brainer. It is an excellent wine, just starting to hit its stride and showing well, and I have fou...
by Curtis Chen
December 13th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with Prum Auslese?
Replies: 70
Views: 2884

Re: What to pair with Prum Auslese?

Love it with spicy Asian food, especially Sichuan and Thai. Pairing with A5 wagyu is also excellent.
by Curtis Chen
December 11th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 46
Views: 4654

Re: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville

The 20 percent offer is only for first time customers. I've received that previously. There is a $30 statement credit for Wine Access purchases available to Amex card holders now. The 20% off offer worked for me and another buyer. Just checked and don't have the $30 credit for Wine Access yet. What...
by Curtis Chen
December 11th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 46
Views: 4654

Re: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville

Wine Access has this for $36 per bottle delivered when you buy 6 or more. A pretty good deal in the mid-west. https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2018-ridge-vineyards-geyserville-zinfandel-blend-alexander-valley-sonoma-county_d600021b-c034-4051-a4e9-d3d6d4e1c325/ I have no relationship to them other...
by Curtis Chen
December 11th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody still buying 2019?
Replies: 22
Views: 1520

Re: Anybody still buying 2019?

Only purchased a modest amount of futures (it's fun!). Tariffs weren't a huge deterrent because I can always confirm/cancel my orders if they do get imposed. That said, when the 2019 Bordeaux arrives in the US, a savvy buyer can generally find better prices, especially with so many promos, cashback/...
by Curtis Chen
December 11th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Neophyte's Inquiry Of Cedric Bouchard
Replies: 18
Views: 1316

Re: A Neophyte's Inquiry Of Cedric Bouchard

Dennis Borczon wrote: December 11th, 2020, 10:55 am You certainly made a big investment in a wine you are unsure about! Why not pop a couple of those bottles now to find out how you like them yourself?
We could end up buying them for cheap on Commerce Corner flirtysmile
by Curtis Chen
December 5th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?
Replies: 105
Views: 6418

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?

Asking what single bottle we would purchase YoY is like asking a wealthy individual what is his/her single biggest key to success. Feels incomplete, but I'll play. If I had to narrow it down to just one, it would be VCC.
by Curtis Chen
December 3rd, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25204

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

robert creth wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 1:35 pm My Expression pair came this week and what sexy, pretty glasses. Oops there goes one. Beautiful and amazing in hand, but maybe too delicate for me. Broke while writing this review. Back to the Zwiesels.
How...? Lol
by Curtis Chen
December 3rd, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special
Replies: 19
Views: 2190

Re: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special

Went deep on this vintage. Cracked a 2019 Prum Wehlener Auslese last week #forscience and it was outstanding.

Makes me wonder how insane Keller GGs will be, but that's for another thread.
by Curtis Chen
November 30th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Immense Pleasure Or Profundity?
Replies: 18
Views: 1052

Re: Immense Pleasure Or Profundity?

R. Frankel wrote: November 29th, 2020, 12:11 pm What’s the difference between the two? I find profundity very pleasing.
Exactly. Every profound wine I've had was immensely pleasurable.
by Curtis Chen
November 30th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non-wine wine related gifts for the seasons
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Non-wine wine related gifts for the seasons

Glasses: Anything by Glasvin. They've replaced my Zaltos for home usage! I love them for wine and beer. There are promo codes (you can ask David Kong if you need help): https://glas.vin/ Corkscrew: Durant is perfect for someone who has wines 12-15+ years old. Pricy, but sexy. Decanter: Riedel Vivan...
by Curtis Chen
November 27th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 203
Views: 7119

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Heard the shoutout by the Peloton crew. Channeling my inner-Brig with Dom. 2006 Dom Pérignon Champagne - France, Champagne (11/27/2020) Popped by a friend who's been wanting to try Dom. I said Krug is better, but some people just need their nightclub wine. Lean and bright with fresh minerals, ripe s...
by Curtis Chen
November 11th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: TN: 2018 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas

Blinded a few forumites on this and we pegged it as a domestic Syrah with a Cote Rotie edge. Not sure about its longevity, but wish I had more.
by Curtis Chen
November 10th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lots of heaters, mostly 1.5L bubbles
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: TN: Lots of heaters, mostly 1.5L bubbles

Love seeing these Chetillon notes, esp on the 13. You opened your 09 Cristal mag early! Will be sure to give it plenty of air if I do the same. [cheers.gif]
by Curtis Chen
November 6th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8128
Views: 570481

Re: de Negoce offer

Cameron Hughes wrote: November 6th, 2020, 5:14 pm And, by the way, you guys haven't gotten a single source right yet. [stirthepothal.gif]
Boss move! 😂
by Curtis Chen
November 6th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8128
Views: 570481

Re: de Negoce offer

Was intrigued, then re-read the description because I wasn't sure if it was just over the top charming or something I actually wanted.

By then, sold out. LOL
by Curtis Chen
November 5th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!
Replies: 29
Views: 1898

Re: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!

Andrew K. wrote: November 5th, 2020, 2:48 pm hmmm, I'm thinking that this thread is awfully slim because other people think like me: if I shout out on the board to my local guy that other people don't know about, I'll be bummed when they go there and create more competition for all the hard to find wines.
lol

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