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by Ken Strauss
June 17th, 2021, 10:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Always running low on Chardonnay...any reccs for an 'in between'?
Replies: 100
Views: 3297

Re: Always running low on Chardonnay...any reccs for an 'in between'?

Sounds like we have the same tastes.
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by Ken Strauss
June 16th, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: WATERMELON SALAD
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: WATERMELON SALAD

Can’t miss with cold sweet fresh watermelon!
Add arugula feta cheese(our preferred choice) and yes fresh basil which we always have from our garden.
by Ken Strauss
June 16th, 2021, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HUGE Price Increases at Bern's - 200%-500% Increases on Wine!
Replies: 73
Views: 4742

Re: HUGE Price Increases at Bern's - 200%-500% Increases on Wine!

Berns is certainly unique.
Where else can you order different cuts of steak by the ounce?
We haven’t been there for a few years but we always enjoyed a tour of the kitchen and wine cellar. And of course the dessert room!
It makes a special evening.
by Ken Strauss
June 9th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 La Grande Dame
Replies: 29
Views: 1606

Re: 2008 La Grande Dame

Don, I've not purchased this wine for a few years now after having so many flawed bottles, especially older ones that have not stood up to the test of time and were highly oxidized. I used to buy this for my wife who I called La Grande Dame. I loved their 1985 and 1988 and especially the 1990, but ...
by Ken Strauss
June 5th, 2021, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Questionnaire
Replies: 109
Views: 3432

Re: CellarTracker Questionnaire

I guess I should feel lucky I got rejected.
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by Ken Strauss
June 3rd, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnum with slow leak...what to do?
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Re: Magnum with slow leak...what to do?

Call Alban.
by Ken Strauss
June 1st, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 227
Views: 44603

Re: Marcassin

b. c@stner wrote: June 1st, 2021, 3:16 pm Hey due to some traveling I don't have the actual mailer in hand. Can anyone share the mailing address for ordering?
Marcassin
P. O. Box 68
Calistoga,CA 94515

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by Ken Strauss
June 1st, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has anyone ordered Carnegie Deli online?
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Has anyone ordered Carnegie Deli online?

I didn't realize they started selling mail order after the restaurant closed. Very limited selection (pastrami, corned beef, knishes, pickles, and some desserts). If they were offering chicken or flanken in the pot I would have jumped on it. As it is, has anyone tried the mail order service and, if...
by Ken Strauss
May 30th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineslash
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Wineslash

I just started receiving emails from Wineslash. Anyone have any experience with them?
by Ken Strauss
May 29th, 2021, 6:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2708
Views: 232769

Re: Steak Porn

Steak with pasta salad.
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by Ken Strauss
May 29th, 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2708
Views: 232769

Re: Steak Porn

Costco special for Memorial Day
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by Ken Strauss
May 28th, 2021, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 227
Views: 44603

Re: Marcassin

adam landa wrote: May 28th, 2021, 4:39 pm Has anyone on East Coast or Southeast received a letter? Nothing as of yet in Nashville.
I received mine today in South Florida.
by Ken Strauss
May 28th, 2021, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 227
Views: 44603

Re: Marcassin

Excited
I can’t send my check quick enough!
That said I won’t get the wine until the weather cools in 6 months.
by Ken Strauss
May 28th, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 227
Views: 44603

Re: Marcassin

Cody S wrote: May 28th, 2021, 12:30 pm I used to use Wine Country Shippers to get these to a unfriendly shipping state. Seems like they are no longer around so any recommendations for other 3rd party shippers to assist?
Same
Tried calling Robin and the phone is disconnected.
Disappointed…they had good customer service.
by Ken Strauss
May 21st, 2021, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does 100 point score mean?
Replies: 95
Views: 4055

Re: What does 100 point score mean?

Mark Golodetz wrote: May 20th, 2021, 6:47 pm Another Question
If you have ten 100 point wines, can you rank them 1-10
Have you ever watched a Miss America contest?
by Ken Strauss
May 20th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine list
Replies: 52
Views: 2359

Re: A wine list

Thanks for posting. I see they also have location in Miami. I just made a reservation for Saturday. The rules are different in Miami. Corkage is allowed Sunday to Thursday $50. Good wine list but not as extensive as DC. They also add 2% fee for COVID cleaning. FYI; Been there, done that, on somebod...
by Ken Strauss
May 20th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine list
Replies: 52
Views: 2359

Re: A wine list

Thanks for posting. I see they also have location in Miami. I just made a reservation for Saturday. The rules are different in Miami. Corkage is allowed Sunday to Thursday $50. Good wine list but not as extensive as DC. They also add 2% fee for COVID cleaning.
by Ken Strauss
May 18th, 2021, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid: Wrong Bottle
Replies: 105
Views: 5252

Re: Winebid: Wrong Bottle

Rob Lynch wrote: May 18th, 2021, 4:52 am Sent this morning:

To:service@winebid.com

I apologize for my tone and my unreasonable demand for a $10 credit.

Please send the shipping label and appropriate packaging and I'll return the bottle.
Well done!
Absolutely have my issues with WineBid but ultimately they are a quality website!
by Ken Strauss
May 15th, 2021, 6:03 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Venice/Rome/Sorrento
Replies: 21
Views: 1191

Re: Venice/Rome/Sorrento

Hi Ken- what did you think about staying there and the cooking classes ? We are looking at a September trip. Our cooking class there was great. Good to hear! We are staying there for a week and taking 4 cooking classes. One of the best stays of our life! Terrific people , unbelievable food. We were...
by Ken Strauss
May 11th, 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Advice?
Replies: 33
Views: 1740

Re: WineBid Advice?

Hi everyone. I am looking to start using WineBid and looking for some advice from the more seasoned users out there. I've looked around on the site, but haven't pulled the trigger. There are some nice looking deals, so I'm tempted to start. I'd love to hear people's general thoughts and tips on get...
by Ken Strauss
May 11th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 217
Views: 13542

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

I LOVE their vault offerings, but I hate that they are sold out before I know they're there (and I check every day in hopes I'll see when they arrive). I know that they are one-off special selections, but I hope I'm lucky enough to get one eventually. I've got over 100k points, but nothing on the s...
by Ken Strauss
May 8th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does free corkage make up for steak sticker shock?
Replies: 66
Views: 3875

Re: Does free corkage make up for steak sticker shock?

Last night was a quiet evening and we were eating at the local steak house and the waiter comes over and says that they have Tomahawk steak as a special that night. Hummm. Had that several times in the past, great presentation and tasty. Somewhat expensive, but not wallet breaking so we order it. A...
by Ken Strauss
May 8th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does free corkage make up for steak sticker shock?
Replies: 66
Views: 3875

Re: Does free corkage make up for steak sticker shock?

Last night was a quiet evening and we were eating at the local steak house and the waiter comes over and says that they have Tomahawk steak as a special that night. Hummm. Had that several times in the past, great presentation and tasty. Somewhat expensive, but not wallet breaking so we order it. A...
by Ken Strauss
May 6th, 2021, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chubb experience: Perfect outcome. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 79
Views: 5353

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

No way this happened.
Victor doesn’t buy expensive wines.
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by Ken Strauss
May 5th, 2021, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet Bordeaux Prices
Replies: 53
Views: 3262

Re: Sweet Bordeaux Prices

I love Sauternes.
That said I purchased lots of 2001 and 2003 but nothing since.
So glad I made those purchases. I recently took some out of storage. The color is darkening golden. The fill is virtually 100%.
Based on the visuals the wines will be amazing!
by Ken Strauss
May 3rd, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

The different bid increments is a distraction/red herring. Not a chance in hell that WineBid established this "Multiple Quantity Lots" ("MQL") system to benefit buyers. If WineBid truly wanted to benefit buyers they wouldn't have this convoluted-as-all-hell MQL system, and would...
by Ken Strauss
May 2nd, 2021, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

[*] It is also very important to remember that your initial bids are a single locked bid on a specific quantity- the whole lot or any fraction thereof, and are "filled" as a single bid, competing against the existing (hidden) max bids of other bidders with max bids lower or higher than yo...
by Ken Strauss
May 2nd, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

The different bid increments is a distraction/red herring. Not a chance in hell that WineBid established this "Multiple Quantity Lots" ("MQL") system to benefit buyers. If WineBid truly wanted to benefit buyers they wouldn't have this convoluted-as-all-hell MQL system, and would...
by Ken Strauss
May 2nd, 2021, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Now that I know the details of bidding I have bid and won multiple bottles at great prices!
by Ken Strauss
April 28th, 2021, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Victor Hong wrote: April 28th, 2021, 7:08 pm Better transparency via this thread has been good.

Anybody with a better system is welcome to compete.
You got that right!

Understanding the bidding rules is crucially important!
by Ken Strauss
April 28th, 2021, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

I appreciate the detailed response from Russ. In fact Russ reached out to me and we had a zoom call earlier today. We agreed to respectfully disagree on how the bidding works. That said we agreed that bidding your maximum bid on a multiple bottle lot is not smart. My overall opinion is I will happil...
by Ken Strauss
April 27th, 2021, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 40203

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

Unless Antonio instructs his reviewers to give big scores to subscribers paying 2k per month the reviews are independent. That said the rank and file paying $140 a year have no idea if Antonio is instructing the reviewers to beef up the scores. Since the regular $140 subscribers have no idea what go...
by Ken Strauss
April 27th, 2021, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 40203

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

I personally dont understand the question you're asking here. Can you clarify With all of the complaining and speculation going on with consumers being screwed, I'm asking for what the other examples are of people being screwed? So far only 2018 Palmer was named. That's 1 wine. That's a lot of comp...
by Ken Strauss
April 27th, 2021, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I was just offered a ton of large bottles including a 27 liter.
Replies: 56
Views: 3312

Re: I was just offered a ton of large bottles including a 27 liter.

The wine would weigh about 60 pounds, plus the weight of the glass. Did I mention the cork? Or the foil capsule? How does one even pour said bottle? Do you need a siphon? I had a 6L for my 50th and tried pouring from the bottle, screw that, just dumped it all into decanters. there's always a better...
by Ken Strauss
April 26th, 2021, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

The way I use winebid is I look through all the new stuff each week to kill some time. If I find some single bottle that’s interesting I bid once and don’t look at it again until after it closes. If I win it at reserve that’s great. If I don’t, I have too much wine already anyways. Lol. I wish I ha...
by Ken Strauss
April 26th, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

1 this thread has done an excellent job of convincing me to not place a max bid above the reserve if ever bidding on multiple bottle lots. Matt, Same for me. I have learned a lot from this thread. I only started bidding when WineBid gave a credit and Wineberkers had the direct link to WineBid. I ha...
by Ken Strauss
April 25th, 2021, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

this thread has done an excellent job of convincing me to not place a max bid above the reserve if ever bidding on multiple bottle lots. Matt, Same for me. I have learned a lot from this thread. I only started bidding when WineBid gave a credit and Wineberkers had the direct link to WineBid. I have...
by Ken Strauss
April 25th, 2021, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

We already have the explanation, Ken. / We have an explanation of how the bidding works. I would like an explanation for why WineBid has lots that are not bid on in whole. They are the only auction site that operates like this. They’ve been doing severable lots for 20 years, it has been part of the...
by Ken Strauss
April 25th, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

We already have the explanation, Ken. We have an explanation of how the bidding works. I would like an explanation for why WineBid has lots that are not bid on in whole. They are the only auction site that operates like this. Money, Ken. Money. Well...It seems like that. That said I would like to g...
by Ken Strauss
April 25th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote: April 25th, 2021, 4:11 pm We already have the explanation, Ken.
We have an explanation of how the bidding works.
I would like an explanation for why WineBid has lots that are not bid on in whole. They are the only auction site that operates like this.
by Ken Strauss
April 25th, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Yes it has been. The problem is that even with the explanations it remains illogical. Most people don’t read the details. I certainly didn’t. I was shocked to read how the WineBid bidding works. I am not aware of any other auction site that works like WineBid. Really shameful! Is there any other wi...
by Ken Strauss
April 23rd, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

You know there's a problem when a lot of bright people can't figure out the problem... The problem has been clearly identified and illustrated in exquisite detail by many. Yes it has been. The problem is that even with the explanations it remains illogical. Most people don’t read the details. I cer...
by Ken Strauss
April 19th, 2021, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

The easiest way to eliminate the issue that has been flagged would be to convert multiple bottle lots into lots of single bottle lots. So, instead of 6 bottles in crickey's example, there would be 6 separate lots and that you would need to bid on separately. The downside would be extra clicking and...
by Ken Strauss
April 19th, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Brian, You certainly understand what is going on. “This absolutely reeks of fraud.” I am not sure this reaches the level of fraud. That said it seems dishonest. I have been hurt by this method and really didn’t know it. The wine I purchased was bid up in $1 increments so I didn’t investigate why. Fo...
by Ken Strauss
April 14th, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Thinking about it. Your exposure is the difference between your initial bid and your maximum bid. The greater the difference the greater the exposure or risk. Crickey example where initial bid is $100 and maximum bid is $150 exposes a $50 difference. If the lot size is large say 6 or 12 then the exp...
by Ken Strauss
April 14th, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 27
Views: 2202

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

My earliest Saxum is 2015.
Thinking of pulling some to try.
by Ken Strauss
April 14th, 2021, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Wow! This is actually quite disturbing. I would never think that this would be the answer. This makes no sense. Moving the price up on bottles that weren’t bid on is wrong. Thank you for posting! While I get the disappointment in this, I'm not sure how Winebid could figure out a way to do this shor...
by Ken Strauss
April 14th, 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5693

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

This rule also undermines the argument I was making in the long thread on the OT bidding. I said that there is no downside to putting in an early maximum bid. With the rule demonstrated in this thread, there is, and a potentially costly one. This "strategy" Ross has been promoting is help...
by Ken Strauss
April 11th, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Spring Release
Replies: 105
Views: 5877

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release

Finally ordered.
2 cases of the current release and 1 mixed case of 2017.
Terrific customer service!

Looking forward to trying the wines.
Thanks!

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