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by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 20th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Closed

I’ve tried to access the Vinous forum for the past few days but the page is blank. Nothing loads. I tried on both desktop and iPad. Is it just me, or are others experiencing the same thing? I did a search here and elsewhere but can’t find any mention of a problem. EDIT: Weird. It's working on deskto...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 19th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4179
Views: 238569

Re: de Negoce offer

Based on the blend, this’ll be it:

Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rosé

Can’t get the direct link to work here. But use this and click through to the Patelin:

https://tablascreek.com/wines/rose
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 18th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 37
Views: 2103

Re: Taco Bell wine

Third thread on this topic.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 17th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4179
Views: 238569

Re: de Negoce offer

Smith Story is the only 2016 Sonoma Mountain Cab Sauv with a 93 score on Vinous.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 17th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3858
Views: 389596

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

The only single vineyard 2015 Barolos with a 98+ scores (not from Suckling) that I can find are from Bruno Giacosa and Gaja, and I think it's more than safe to assume the $49 Garagiste offer isn't from either of those producers. [popcorn.gif]
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 17th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3344

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Cookies will be amended (the cache clearing does work for most, however) and links will be opened in a new tab in the update, which I anticipate will be either October or November, and will update everyone accordingly, as we will have downtime. Also, we'll have a test forum where the new software w...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 17th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3344

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Did anyone resolve the cookie issue? I am constantly logged out of WB on my iPhone and iPad (using the default Safari browser), as well as on my laptop and desktop (also using Safari). On my laptop and desktop I've cleared my cache and cookies for the WB website and started fresh. Still doesn't wor...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 17th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3344

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Did anyone resolve the cookie issue? I am constantly logged out of WB on my iPhone and iPad (using the default Safari browser), as well as on my laptop and desktop (also using Safari). On my laptop and desktop I've cleared my cache and cookies for the WB website and started fresh. Still doesn't work...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 16th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 37
Views: 2103

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

It went on sale this morning. The link on the Taco Bell website takes you to the winery's website (Queenston Mile Vineyard).

It's already sold out.

https://www.queenstonmilevineyard.com/p ... pe-o-noir/
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 15th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell's New Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Taco Bell's New Jalapeño Noir

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 6:21 pm
I prefer '61 Cheval Blanc with my fast food

Styrofoam cup, no ice.
Nice one, Miles. [cheers.gif]
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 15th, 2020, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 59
Views: 1932

Re: Auctions

Warren’s assessment is excellent - both of the 1997 vintage and the best sites to purchase back vintages. I’ve gone through quite a few 1997 Piedmont and Tuscan wines in the past few years and while some showed very well, the majority were getting tired (balsamic and brown sugar notes beginning to o...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 13th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz buys Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: Heitz buys Burgess

I had a 1978 about two years ago courtesy of a friend that was sublime. It led me to seek out more Burgess and since then I’ve had half a dozen bottles of the 1984 Vintage Selection that were equally superb, as well as a bunch of 1994, 1995 and 1998 (Library Release) that were very good but not in t...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 13th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4179
Views: 238569

Re: de Negoce offer

EAScrog wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Last week I sent Bert an email about one I'd missed while I was on the road. He replied he'd "add me to the waitlist". Bert is also the name Cameron's dog...
So is Bert a real person or a pseudonym for Cameron?
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 8th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4179
Views: 238569

Re: de Negoce offer

R. Serafin wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Where can you see earlier releases that are still available? The site is like the dark web.
https://www.denegoce.com/collections/all
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 8th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4179
Views: 238569

Re: de Negoce offer

Andrew A r n t f i e l d wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Interesting. I looked through the Products section on the website and offers 15, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 28 are still available. Just placed an order for No.28.
Looks like I got the last case of No.28. Now sold out.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 8th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4179
Views: 238569

Re: de Negoce offer

Interesting. I looked through the Products section on the website and offers 15, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 28 are still available. Just placed an order for No.28.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 8th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4179
Views: 238569

Re: de Negoce offer

john mccarty wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Andrew A r n t f i e l d wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Where can you see the live updates to the stock remaining?
If you put a large number of cases in the cart it auto-adjusts to the actual remaining inventory.
[thankyou.gif] Clever.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
September 8th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4179
Views: 238569

Re: de Negoce offer

Where can you see the live updates to the stock remaining?
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 23rd, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 577
Views: 47678

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

All my Berserkers Day wines have been sitting at the UPS store in Lewiston NY since late March when the border closed. 😩 They’ll likely have been there a full year before I’m able to go down and get them.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 22nd, 2020, 3:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14433
Views: 707405

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2010 R. Lopez de Heredia Rosado Gran Reserva Vina Tondonia 6 x 2011 R. Lopez de Heredia Blanco Vina Gravonia I haven’t bought much recently in the US because I have no idea when I’ll be able to cross the border again to pick up my shipments, so I’ve been relying more on the LCBO. These two relea...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 22nd, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 61
Views: 2563

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

My wife store her nail polish in the wine fridge.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 21st, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3344

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

But seriously, while I voted Yes for both features, I respect those who wish to limit their online exposure. I do think, however, that there is some misunderstanding by some here about how Facebook works, especially as it relates to the social share feature. When someone shares a thread or post, the...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 21st, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3344

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Great thread! I shared it on my social channels.



JK [popcorn.gif]
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 5th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah
Replies: 54
Views: 1583

Re: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah

Retro is on my list to reach out to and see if they have some library releases that they are willing to part with. Retro has a 12 bottle vertical of the Howell Mountain PS on their website. Three bottles each of the 2010 through 2013. All are excellent. Yes, they would benefit from more cellar time...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 20th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3858
Views: 389596

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

he hedges A LOT here. pass. "Highly noted by a variety of palates, this is still a steep investment but the Blue Line $ below is among the lowest you will come across – especially in a vintage of grandeur like 2016." This was for the mystery Cab offer on June 22nd. Did anyone find out what it was?
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 20th, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3858
Views: 389596

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Vince L. wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 5:03 pm
P. Dias wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 4:42 pm
Vince L. wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 12:50 pm
Anyone know what these two Brunello from Memorial Day are?

Garagiste - #3 Brunello di Montalcino Mystery
Garagiste - #2 Brunello di Montalcino Mystery
I just received the #3 today. It’s a 2015 Banfi Poggio alle Mura
Thanks
Does anyone know the other two BdM mystery wines?
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
May 29th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2896

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

It has long annoyed me that Trump Wines can’t even get the name of their sparkling wine right. The label says “Blanc de Blanc”.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 5th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 515
Views: 25215

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

K&L
Goodfellow
Di Constanzo
Jean Edwards
Ridge
Winebid

All shipped just before the border shutdown to my UPS address in upstate NY. Who know how long it will be before I can pick them up.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 5th, 2020, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 515
Views: 25215

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

I love Envoyer day (+ a few others) 6 x 2017 Drinkward Peschon Cabernet Sauvignon Entre Deux Mères 1 x NV Agrapart Champagne Grand Cru Terroirs Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 1 x NV Agrapart Champagne Les 7 Crus Brut 1 x NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut 4 x 2017 Domaine Cabirau Côtes du Roussi...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 2nd, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures
Replies: 43
Views: 2986

Re: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures

I bailed on my 750s this morning. I’m 375s only going forward. Like Gerry I’m 59. I’m 63 and I don’t have any kids to inherit my wine. The 2018 Monte Bello was my final vintage. A few months ago I asked them to remove me from the offer. One thing is certain: I’ll be well taken care of by my wine-lo...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
March 19th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1482
Views: 90139

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Did anyone else grab anything from the Italian cellar email on Tuesday?

I bit on the '57 Borgogno Barolo Riserva. Crappy vintage, but it's my birth year. A friend with the same birth year has opened a few '57 Barolo in the past that have shown very well, so I figured it was worth a shot.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
March 19th, 2020, 2:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7978

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

I've had a Walla Walla trip planned (from BC, Canada) for over a year. Second week of April. I just hope sanity and calm prevails, and they don't close the borders. Border closed. Sorry you won't be able to do your trip. I have a bunch of wine waiting for me at the UPS store across the border in Le...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
March 19th, 2020, 2:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1482
Views: 90139

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I ship to upstate NY and the shipping usually comes in at around $4/bottle. My last shipment was 49 bottles and it worked out to $3.96 per. In my experience, that's in line with - or less than - most retailers.

Included in the shipping charge is $9.50 for each 12-bottle shipping carton.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
March 8th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying slowdown has commenced, and it shows!
Replies: 23
Views: 2785

Re: Buying slowdown has commenced, and it shows!

One of my favourite Toronto restaurants is always packed on the weekend. This past Friday there were only 4 or 5 tables, and they said it had been extremely slow all week. Yesterday we had a chat with a woman who runs a shop on Toronto’s Danforth, an area that’s always busy with shoppers. She said s...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 26th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Detert Family Release
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: 2017 Detert Family Release

Small production for 2017 – 150 cases of CF and 95 cases of CS – so allocations are lower than in previous years.

+1 on Glen's opinion: I haven't had a bad bottle of Detert. I just placed the order for my full allocation and wish listed additional bottles.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 21st, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 140
Views: 13950

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Very little new stuff. I’ve dropped off most lists. I’ll definitely buy my Detert allocation.

Other than that, I’ll do a little back filling when the opportunity arises.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 16th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 40
Views: 5360

Wine prices are falling

... or so says CNN.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/16/business ... index.html

Time to load up on the Ernest & Julio Gallo.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 15th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Grand Cru dinner: Toronto Jan 9, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2120

Re: Burgundy Grand Cru dinner: Toronto Jan 9, 2020

Nice. Andrew. Do you have your contact. I've been trying to get my shit together to organize something and like the idea of them tailoring a menu to the wine. And place is just 10 minutes walk from my place. Just saw this Mark. I didn’t set up the dinner, but I think if you contact the restaurant a...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 12th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 227
Views: 19091

Re: Aged Cali Cab

Cali Cab from the mid to late 80s that I've opened in the past 3-4 years and that has been more than superb:

Beaulieu GDL
Beringer Private Reserve
Burgess Vintage Selection
Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill, Gravelly Meadow
Dunn (both HM and Napa)
Heitz Martha's
Ridge Monte Bello
Spottswoode
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 9th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 6444

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

About 6 years ago I picked up a bunch of magnums of both the 1998 and 1999 Scherrer Cab Sauv Scherrer Vineyard. This thread reminded me I still have one of the 1999 left. Think I’ll pop it tonight and see what’s what. This afternoon from magnum. Showing very well with red and blue fruit, plenty of ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 9th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howell Mountain focused Napa trip
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

Re: Howell Mountain focused Napa trip

Retro is the Dunn of Petite Sirah. Literally. 👍🏻 Except stylistically. Retro makes delicious Petite Sirah, but it’s approachable early, not something you need to cellar for a decade or two to enjoy. +1 I most recently drank a 2010 Retro Howell Mountain that was freaking delicious, but I’ve also ope...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 9th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howell Mountain focused Napa trip
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

Re: Howell Mountain focused Napa trip

Anton D wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 8:37 am
Retro is the Dunn of Petite Sirah.
Literally. 👍🏻
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 9th, 2020, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 6444

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

About 6 years ago I picked up a bunch of magnums of both the 1998 and 1999 Scherrer Cab Sauv Scherrer Vineyard. This thread reminded me I still have one of the 1999 left. Think I’ll pop it tonight and see what’s what. In the meantime here’s a note on the first magnum of 1998 I opened five years back...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 3rd, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 21532

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I can’t seem to get onto this list. Is there a secret code or password I need? Waiting list. If you've signed up, you'll just have to be patient. People do drop off. I've been on the list for six years, I believe (long enough ago that I'm not required to buy the estate bottling with my Monte Bello ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 2nd, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession
Replies: 49
Views: 4330

Re: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession

Thanks, Brian! It was awesome to see you and taste through some barrels at the winery! Thanks for the kind words. As per the 2/7 release- it is small, yet "I've been told, good for the body and is good for your soul". https://open.spotify.com/track/14SG52ZQ5mCstBOG4jskPo?si=suwupWDDRXqxDmqoyqM2cQ F...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 1st, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: SHIPPING UPDATES - JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 89
Views: 5380

Re: Offer closed - JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS

Karen Troisi wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 8:27 am
Andrew A r n t f i e l d wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 6:05 am
Hi Karen

Has the updated Super Bowl game board been published somewhere?
Yes Andrew - please see the first post.

Karen
🎉 🤞🏼
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
February 1st, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: SHIPPING UPDATES - JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 89
Views: 5380

Re: Offer closed - JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS

Hi Karen

Has the updated Super Bowl game board been published somewhere?
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
January 29th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 2667

Re: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?

Interesting thread. Speaking of Telmo Rodriguez, I'd be curious about people's impressions of his Lanzaga wines - Las Beatas, Tabuerniga, La Estrada, El Velado, etc. Certain critics rave about these, and of course Telmo is highly regarded as a winemaker. Too early to say for sure, but are these win...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
January 29th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 2667

Re: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?

I think a few people have mentioned Remelluri. I’ve had great results with both their Reserva and Gran Reserva. I went through a couple of cases of the ‘99 Gran Reserva over the past two years that were consistently excellent. And a ‘89 Gran Reserva that was also drinking beautifully. Remelluri win...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
January 29th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 2667

Re: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?

I think a few people have mentioned Remelluri. I’ve had great results with both their Reserva and Gran Reserva. I went through a couple of cases of the ‘99 Gran Reserva over the past two years that were consistently excellent. And a ‘89 Gran Reserva that was also drinking beautifully.

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