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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 16th, 2021, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Voillot Volnay Champans
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: TN: 2005 Voillot Volnay Champans

Opened my first one last night, and had the other half of the bottle tonight. Even with a couple of hours in the decanter yesterday, it was much more open tonight than last night, especially on the nose. Not tight as a drum by any means, but even though it’s starting to show, I’d give it another 3-5...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 15th, 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged
Replies: 65
Views: 4155

Re: UPDATE: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged

once saw a 3 pk of SQN that had separated into an almost clear liquid and a coagulated mess. At the time someone on a wine board mentioned that it could be a bacterial issue that caused the "roping" of the wine. the coagulated did look like rope. I've seen both of those issues, but I view...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 15th, 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2294
Views: 260943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

M.Sysak wrote: January 15th, 2021, 10:18 am wine.com
NCSJAN21
$20 off $50
Any expiration info for this one? The "banner trick" isn't working for me.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 14th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2294
Views: 260943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Anyone know for sure when HOT and GIRLS expire? Yes, Dave, even hot girls expire. And like most of us, we don't know when until it happens... I'm not expired, MMW, I'm distinguished. Interesting, wine.com cancelled my latest coupon order. No explanation given. Maybe they are finally deciding it’s g...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 14th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2294
Views: 260943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Anyone know for sure when HOT and GIRLS expire? I thought a post said 1-15 for HOT, but the updated first post says 1-17. I don't see anything for GIRLS. Waiting for RMN to add some cash back before I use them, but don't want to let them expire either.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 13th, 2021, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9041

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

I didn't see a space on the ROC United site to mark my donation as being in Frank's honor, so I'll do so here. RIP, Frank, and thanks for letting us know, Chloe.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 12th, 2021, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2294
Views: 260943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Just checked my Amex offers and I have one for water.com. So close, but yet so far...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 12th, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Courbet Poulsard 2017 (BD XI note)
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Courbet Poulsard 2017 (BD XI note)

From Balanced Wine Selections' BDXI offer, we enjoyed the 2017 Domaine Courbet Cotes du Jura Poulsard last night and tonight. I don't have a lot of experience with Jura wines, and what experience I do have is mostly not poulsard. Maybe I need to change that. This was not a life-changing wine or anyt...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 12th, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2294
Views: 260943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

LOL - someone has been isolated with his laptop too long. He went from assigning codes like "Holly50" and "Jolly50" to "Hot50" and "Girls50."
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 12th, 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2294
Views: 260943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Very strange.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 12th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2294
Views: 260943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Nope, I just tested it and it happens to me to on that wine, even with enough in the cart. It's not recognizing the wine as coupon-eligible, even with a "9" price, so you also get the message about not meeting the minimum.

First time I've seen this on a 9 wine.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 10th, 2021, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Léoville Barton, 1996 Bel Air-Marquis d’Aligre
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: TN: 1996 Léoville Barton, 1996 Bel Air-Marquis d’Aligre

We had the 1996 BAMdA last night and tonight. Many reviews have been glowing, as in the OP above, others less so for this particular vintage. It was my first BAMdA, as several of the bottles I bought on pre-arrival are being held by the merchant hoping for tariff relief before bringing them over, an...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 10th, 2021, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2263

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

And it's not just wine reviews with content like "this wine smelled bad." Imagine, for example - A wine review that went on to say "this wine was so bad, clearly the winemaker has no idea what he or she is doing." A winery gets cited for an environmental or permitting violation a...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 10th, 2021, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1168
Views: 87532

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

Sorry if it's been discussed on one of these 22 pages and I missed it, but does anyone know if the Amex offers that say "$[20] off of $[200] up to 3 times" can be redeemed in one $[600] transaction, or do you actually have to have 3 separate transactions of $[200] or more? When I used min...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 10th, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2264

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

That is phenomenal! [cheers.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 10th, 2021, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9041

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Beyond words. RIP Frank.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 9th, 2021, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2294
Views: 260943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

New wine.com coupon Hot50 for $50 off $150 Also, for first time buyers at wine access, my referral link is below which includes $50 off your first order of $150 or more with free shipping. http://share.wineaccess.com/v/tyler_3 Any expiration date for that coupon? Jan 15. If you put in the code and ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 9th, 2021, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2311

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

Another thing that makes HF unique among European wineries is having Lars here, participating so frequently and openly (even if he has to keep a "house secret" to himself now and again).

Being able to connect with the estate like this is tremendous, and very much appreciated! [cheers.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 8th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2311

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

I'm no winemaker, but I have been a serious wine drinker for almost 30 years, so hopefully I have some credibility. And, while this is purely anecdotal rather than based on controlled double-blind scientific research, over those 30 years I have found that one key to a bottle's longevity is its owner...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 5th, 2021, 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bora Bora recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 1140

Re: Bora Bora recommendations?

Glad to hear you had an amazing trip, Todd! It's inspiring for those of us who've never been, not to mention good for you to recharge your batteries before BD...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 4th, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xinomavro, Mencia, Nerello Mascalese, ???????
Replies: 51
Views: 1621

Re: Xinomavro, Mencia, Nerello Mascalese, ???????

Many of the mencia wines I've had and enjoyed, whether from RS or Bierzo, have an exceptional (that is, unusual in the body of red wines I drink) quality to them that I will describe as some combination of "freshness" or "juiciness," which probably isn't descriptive to others but...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 4th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wines Consumed Stats
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: 2020 Wines Consumed Stats

Related question - Does anyone know if CT will compute the median or mean vintage (or both)? I could obviously do it manually, but I'm not going to do that, but it would be interesting to track the average or median age of bottles opened each year, over time.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 4th, 2021, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Leonard Maran - Berserker
Replies: 26
Views: 2058

Re: RIP Leonard Maran - Berserker

I'm sorry to hear this news, and sorry I never met him in person, but I enjoyed and will miss his posts. RIP.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 4th, 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wines Consumed Stats
Replies: 2
Views: 344

2020 Wines Consumed Stats

Copied below is my post in another thread from a year ago. I thought I'd take a glance at the same stats from 2020. Much is relatively unchanged - "most frequent vintage" even stayed the same instead of rolling forward. The number of white wines we opened doubled, though, and Chianti Class...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 4th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7053

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

Made it 22 and a half hours.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 1st, 2021, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabrage on a half bottle?
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Sabrage on a half bottle?

Do you have any idea how long it takes to catch a fly with a pair of chopsticks?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 1st, 2021, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3595

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

1978 "Domaine de L'Hermite" (Gray) Hermitage NV Ployez-Jacquremart Extra Quality Brut Possibly others TBD, especially if the Hermitage is shot. The Hermitage was DOA. Drinkable, but pleasureless. Brownish-red, mostly acid with a wisp of something that probably was very good in its day. 20...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
January 1st, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabrage on a half bottle?
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Sabrage on a half bottle?

A couple of stills in lieu of any video:
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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 31st, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabrage on a half bottle?
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Sabrage on a half bottle?

Sadly I have no video. I prepped the cage, gave it 10 minutes in the freezer (coming from the fridge), and it was clean and easy at the stroke of midnight EST. First try, no spillage. Good fun.

Happy New Year to all!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 31st, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabrage on a half bottle?
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Sabrage on a half bottle?

The answer to the original question is....

Yes!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 31st, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2147

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

not sure this matters at this point given what clearly happened in the interim, but JLL rated the 2015, 2016, and 2017 all very highly in a march of 2018 tasting (wrote that the 2016 would be bottled in April 2016 which I guess never happened?). not notes on 2018 or 2019 - yet. unsure if anyone els...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 31st, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage options for German large format bottles
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Storage options for German large format bottles

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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 31st, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1560
Views: 99013

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

"Just"

Hrrmmm... [soap.gif]

It will hit a good amount of Bordeaux and N. Rhône, all S. Rhône, Cognac, and Armagnac. Piling those on top of German riesling, Burgundy, and the portions of Bordeaux and N. Rhône already hit is terrible. pileon
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 31st, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1560
Views: 99013

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

It sounds like that adds sparkling wine, brandy, and still wine > 14%, is that what people are getting from this? I could be wrong, but it looks like "sparkling wine" and "effervescent wine" are considered two different things, and this adds only the latter. Somehow, Champagne s...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 31st, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1560
Views: 99013

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Yes, it looks like this latest move adds both the "over 14%" and the "big bottles" categories, which had previously been exempt, to the tariffs with a whopping 12 days' notice, for French and German wines. 2020 going out with a bang. This is a major move, in the wrong direction. ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 31st, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3595

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

1978 "Domaine de L'Hermite" (Gray) Hermitage
NV Ployez-Jacquremart Extra Quality Brut

Possibly others TBD, especially if the Hermitage is shot.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 30th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1560
Views: 99013

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Unfortunately, I don't read this as good news. All of the rhetoric about not escalating and imposing fewer tariffs than we could all seems to relate to how much the US is escalating the dispute (by less than the escalation the US accuses the EU of), not to any relaxation of existing tariffs. And &qu...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 29th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2304

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

"If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?"

Yes! Yes, I would. Way back.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 28th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

One of my first case purchases. My last bottle was probably 20 years ago — but, I’m not at all surprised it held up so well. I wonder how the Beringer Knights Valleys are doing from that era. Another good one that flew under the radar was Gallo’s Northern Sonoma Estate. I think it was only made for...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 28th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

I had so many of these, and the '92, back in the day (not so much the reserve). If only I'd saved a few... Oh Dave...the Winemaker’s Reserve...91/92/94 are legends!!! Hell..95 and 97 too! Like $25 back in the day? Back when $25 was in the budget, but only as a splurge.... But the "regular"...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 28th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

I had so many of these, and the '92, back in the day (not so much the reserve). If only I'd saved a few...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 28th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Weingut Hermann Ludes Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: TN: 1994 Weingut Hermann Ludes Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Spätlese

Dennis, I don't know much about the difference(s). Our source offered them within a month or two of one another last Spring, and the price difference was a buck. If you keep and want to review the offers, the one was March 9 with "very important" in the subject line, the other was May 12 w...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 28th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Weingut Hermann Ludes Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: TN: 1994 Weingut Hermann Ludes Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Spätlese

Thanks for the note, Dennis. This was made in two separate bottlings. I bought both and just received them in my Fall shipments, and I'll likely check in on one in 2021 so it's good to have a data point. From your photo, the one you had is the late-bottled version, AP 5/97. There is also an AP 3/96....
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 28th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5734

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

I like to be diverse in what I try , so that I don't miss out on discovering something I might really love, be it a new producer, a new region, a new grape variety, etc. And my inner wine geek does get some some pleasure from being able to say that I have indeed tried wine from X country or Y grape....
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 28th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4022

Re: Your Christmas wine?

With Christmas Eve afternoon snacks, I decided to try sabrage for the first time, because one can't go through life having never sabred a Champagne, right? But I didn't want to risk anything fancy of a first try, so it was a Garagiste bargain bottle - "Marquis de la Mysteriale." Opened on ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 26th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 114
Views: 4775

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

My cellar is very diverse. I have wines from all over France. This is the key. I am much more diverse by region than by country. Excluding daily drinkers (which would certainly change the numbers (Chianti and Spain would be much higher and Burgundy and N. Rhône lower for example), but I don’t inven...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 25th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Eve with Mount Eden
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Christmas Eve with Mount Eden

GMTA, as we opened the 1993 last night. Your notes describe our wine closely as well. A nice Christmas Eve treat!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
December 24th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2294
Views: 260943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

They also have Graham's 20 at $56, which becomes hard to beat after a decent coupon code and StewardShip.

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