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by DanielP
January 3rd, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?
Replies: 41
Views: 1467

Re: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?

I think if the shipment is in styro, given that containers are big and full of other stuff, it's going to take a lot longer to reach ambient temperatures than the time it'll be sitting around in the coldest parts of the country. Possibly. But would you want your wine subjected to single-digit exter...
by DanielP
January 3rd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?
Replies: 41
Views: 1467

Re: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?

I never really thought about rail but if the wine is in a car, wouldn't it be moving through the cold areas rather than stopping overnight? So the exposure wouldn't be too bad, right? The UPS and FedEx containers usually go on trains that run on fairly tight schedules (by railroad standards) and ge...
by DanielP
January 3rd, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?
Replies: 41
Views: 1467

Re: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?

Depends where, but from Northern California I think it's fine. I usually check a few specific cities on the route, like Provo, UT and Omaha to make sure temps will be ok. Lows in the 20s are fine in my mind.
by DanielP
December 28th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMG - Zachy's was selling it for how much in 1977?
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: OMG - Zachy's was selling it for how much in 1977?

I'm still stuck on the 5% sales tax part
by DanielP
December 27th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6379

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

2016 produttori rabaja
by DanielP
December 26th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa:wallys
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Psa:wallys

I guess someone saved me by buying out the 2015 Lumpp
by DanielP
December 17th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2077

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

I had a package do the same where it just bummed around various small towns in IL for 3 days. On the 4th day it was in Chicago before appearing in the local distribution hub a few 3 days later. All in all, package arrived 3 days late.
by DanielP
December 7th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4929

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

No, Rabelais! ;) I actually had no idea who that was, hah. Is there a story behind why he's on the label? He is from Chinon and supposedly raved about the wines back in the sixteenth century. That’s around the time Pepys was raving about Ho Bryan, “that hath a good and most particular taste that I ...
by DanielP
December 7th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4929

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 1:17 pm
DanielP wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Joguet
No, Rabelais! ;)
I actually had no idea who that was, hah. Is there a story behind why he's on the label?
by DanielP
December 7th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4929

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Joguet
by DanielP
December 5th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: A little bit of everything -
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Random single bottles - NEW ADDITIONS/Price drops Hirtzberger, Allemand, Marcarini, Vernay, Bartolo, etc.

Dave Sun wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 6:11 am
Hi DanielP,

Interested in the '15 Prum, and 2x '17 Donnhoff.

Also, if the buyer falls through on the Allemand and Foillard, I would be a taker.

Best,
Dave
Sent you a message.

Bump for some random additions
by DanielP
December 5th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 54
Views: 2827

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

In the same price range,

Gramercy Cellars (WA) Columbia Valley Cabernet

Smith Madrone Spring Mountain Napa Cabernet
by DanielP
December 3rd, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 68
Views: 1931

Re: Wine from Normandy?

Think Calvados or Armagnac for Normandy. These are more like cognac than like wine and a good Armagnsc will be nearer $100. You should be able to find Calvados for $40-50. If you want wine, given what you and she like, I'd look for a Bordeaux. Uh ... Armagnac is from Gascony, not Normandy. Other en...
by DanielP
November 30th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7709

Re: Black Friday Deals

Repour Wine saver - 20% off - SAVE20
by DanielP
November 25th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 and 2017 Northern Rhone weekend. 2016 Xavier Gerard Landonne 2016 Allemand Reynard etc
Replies: 24
Views: 1834

Re: 2016 and 2017 Northern Rhone weekend. 2016 Xavier Gerard Landonne 2016 Allemand Reynard etc

Bryan Carr wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 1:45 pm
755 bottles total? Wtf how does one even source that?
Be really, really, really, ridiculously good looking.
by DanielP
November 20th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1180
Views: 66953

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

C Chen wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 3:51 pm
YLee wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 3:49 pm
C Chen wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 3:27 pm


Seriously doubt it was a direct offer at $24.
2018 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose $25
Thats what I paid.
Now for the million dollar question: From?
My guess would be from across the pond
by DanielP
November 19th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2394

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

I had my first David Clark wine, a 2010 CdN. Delicious stuff. When I first got into wine, I watched a BBC documentary where he was one of the featured winemakers. Too bad that he stopped making wine, but it does seem like tough, thankless work.
by DanielP
November 19th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: A little bit of everything -
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

A little bit of everything -

2006 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir - 50 2014 Roilette Tardive (2)- 25 2014 Hudelot-Noellat C-M Village - 45 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides Syrah - 35 2016 Gazin - 70 2014 Pepiere Clisson - 15 2012 Heymann-Lowenstein Roth Lay GG - 25 2015 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett - 20 2017 Donnhoff Hermanns...
by DanielP
November 19th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD.
Replies: 1
Views: 357

SOLD.

2x - 2014 Cantemerle
2x - 2014 Phelan Segur
1x - 2014 d'Issan
1x - 2014 Pape Clement
1x - 2014 Leoville-Barton
1x - 2015 Beychevelle
1x - 2015 Leoville-Barton
1x - 2015 d'Issan
1x - 2016 Chasse Spleen
1x - 2016 Sociando-Mallet

SOLD
by DanielP
November 18th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 5767

Re: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .

I would dump my 2016 L-B for 150 if I could. I bought them to age and drink, but I'd rather have 3 bottles of 2008 Dom than 3 bottles of 2016 L-B.
by DanielP
November 12th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22436

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Not that it wasn't absurd at the time, but in retrospect, the idea that the color could change from vibrant purple to aged garnet in under an hour was probably the first sign that it was all bullshit
by DanielP
November 12th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 72
Views: 4829

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

So that's who buys WS Gruner...
by DanielP
November 11th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22436

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

John Morris wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 11:14 am
“Polaner turned Panzer bottle”??
Polaner dumped their inventory. Panzer took advantage.
by DanielP
November 7th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jorge's Pre-Birthday Date Night
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Jorge's Pre-Birthday Date Night

I highly recommend the larb (spicy salad) at Somtum Der, particularly the Koi Goong.
by DanielP
November 5th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Drops of God
Replies: 16
Views: 1786

Re: The Drops of God



So the TV series of this is hilarious (I'm not sure if it's intentional or not). You've got bottles of DRC Richebourg being thrown at at the ground and magically absurd decanting.
by DanielP
November 3rd, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 5184

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

And you have a view in to the validity and use of my posts? You who won't even show your full name? You know how many few hundred people I've had respectful, professional dealings with through this site in the real world? who are you? beside hiding with some little chicken shit comment like this? i...
by DanielP
November 3rd, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 5184

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

Another classic Gladstone post whining about young people
by DanielP
October 30th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Peter Luger NYT review.
Replies: 63
Views: 3031

Re: Peter Luger NYT review.

If he wrote a column criticizing a child's lemonade stand for having thin, watery lemonade, would that be appropriate? Would critiquing some cookies someone baked for a charity event as dry, lacking depth be appropriate? A little absurd given that it's not a soup kitchen. It's still a restaurant in...
by DanielP
October 30th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Peter Luger NYT review.
Replies: 63
Views: 3031

Re: Peter Luger NYT review.

To be clear, I think he’s a POS because of the locol article. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/dining/locol-review-oakland-california-pete-wells.amp.html Here was Jonathan gold’s reply. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-gold-locol-pete-wells-20170106-htmlstory.html%...
by DanielP
October 23rd, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22436

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I popped a bottle this week because I was so curious. Cork was perfect, color was deep violet and did not noticeably change. It needs a long decant/bottle age to come around. I'm in on 2015 Benetiere. This is good shit. 2015 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Vin de France Cordeloux - France, Vin de France (...
by DanielP
October 18th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 172
Views: 7131

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Styro has NOT been proven to be significantly more effective in insulating the contents than other materials, as discussed at length in this thread - https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=129783 There's no reason to use Styro at this point - there are better options. I actually c...
by DanielP
October 18th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 172
Views: 7131

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Styro has NOT been proven to be significantly more effective in insulating the contents than other materials, as discussed at length in this thread - https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=129783 There's no reason to use Styro at this point - there are better options. I actually c...
by DanielP
October 14th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 51
Views: 2291

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

I think 3 days is enough time. But it looks like you have a full day on a Sunday, and a lot of stuff closes on Sunday in Barcelona. More than I expected for a major city, even for Europe. So I would definitely keep that in mind.
by DanielP
October 10th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1180
Views: 66953

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Envoyer just emailed a flyer for 2014 Produttori SVDs, the same ones I purchased on pre-arrival back in March. The prices on many bottles are as much as $10 cheaper than what I paid. WTF??? It's cheaper than the pre-arrival offer I got in late April by $5 for most of the crus. I didn't purchase at ...
by DanielP
October 9th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1198
Views: 64311

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I know we're getting distracted from the main topic at hand, but how's the olive oil that Garagiste brings in? Some Sicilian and Slovenian oils were just offered and now I'm questioning everything I thought I knew about olive oil (which wasn't much)
by DanielP
October 5th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 76
Views: 6548

Re: Winebid revised.....

I can't complain too much given that shipping was really cheap before. Knowing that they were subsidizing it means that it was mostly playing with house money. However, it might've affected my purchases if I were buying the cheapest wines (10-15 before big) I had already scheduled a shipment with th...
by DanielP
October 2nd, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1198
Views: 64311

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

It says wine not over 14%. Will we be seeing alot of 14.1% alcohol wine? A lot of Spanish and Southern French wine could fall outside the tariff for that reason. Rather, will we be seeing much more wine being labeled as such? My understanding is that there's some leeway in ABV labeling of wine
by DanielP
October 2nd, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1198
Views: 64311

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

It says wine not over 14%. Will we be seeing alot of 14.1% alcohol wine?
by DanielP
October 1st, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22436

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I know 2015 is the exciting talk of the day, but is there any information on the 2016s? Theoretically those should've been released this year?
by DanielP
September 24th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22436

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Yaacov, you are asserting that Benetiere lost his Cote-Rotie designation because his wines sucked/lacked typicity.
by DanielP
September 18th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7417
Views: 460252

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Marathon wines arrived today - perfect shipping weather in NY, so I guess it worked out
by DanielP
September 18th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine List of any US Brewery? Suggestions welcome on improvements.
Replies: 38
Views: 1494

Re: Best Wine List of any US Brewery? Suggestions welcome on improvements.

I just made a note of this for next time I drive down to DC. Pricing and selection is fantastic.
by DanielP
September 18th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 51
Views: 3235

Re: Amore for Amarone?

I really enjoyed a 2014 Tedeschi base amarone when I was in Venice. Surprisingly elegant, not that anyone would mistaken it for a light bodied wine. I've picked up a Tedeschi Monte Olmi Riserva, though I suspect I may have to wait much longer before it'll be ready to drink
by DanielP
September 16th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 5214

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 1:14 pm
I should have closed with cautionary advice:

Don't Uber home sober-drunk (allegedly) at midnight after a night at Bern's and jump on WineBid.

I bid on multiple wines, as if I need more.
FdP is good stuff huh?
by DanielP
September 14th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12546
Views: 605121

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2010 Ardanza, 2010 904
by DanielP
September 13th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 88
Views: 4396

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

The beauty of German Riesling is the interplay/tension of acidity and sweetness. The RS number means very little in and of itself if you don't know the acidity. I think it would be very sad if winemakers intentionally tried to make a wine with the RS levels you are talking about. Driven by frustrat...
by DanielP
September 12th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1813

Re: 2019 La Fete du Champagne

Calsac is new right?
by DanielP
September 12th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 37
Views: 2776

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Yeah makes sense. Though it could be worth a gander at the GR. The good news is that it's exactly the same price as the past few vintages, which is usually my gripe when it comes to these specially labeled bottles. So no complaints here. 904 has taken a bit of a jump though. I should've loaded up on...
by DanielP
September 12th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 37
Views: 2776

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

I'm surprised you don't drink more of this - I would think the old school style and occasional funk would suit you. My only quibble with these wines is the bottle variation, but I think a lot of that can be attributed to how long they wait before release. Im also a huge fan of LRA but I think I'm le...

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