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by AndyK
January 21st, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru for Spam
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Grand Cru for Spam

Got the same two messages, I'm sure enough people have reported it, so I don't have to ;)
by AndyK
January 20th, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2387
Views: 273086

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

Fred Davis wrote: January 20th, 2021, 10:42 am Will orders get cancelled if create new accounts to use that coupon?
Play the game, don't abuse the system
by AndyK
January 5th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch
Replies: 73
Views: 6008

Re: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch

No more. BevMo!, the secretly held wine and spirits retailer situated in California, is the subject of a legal claim that guarantees the organization occupied with a sleight of hand estimating system, attracting clients with costs for wine created during explicit years that were not accessible in i...
by AndyK
January 3rd, 2021, 11:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2093

Re: Consumption in 2020

Up by a lot... Working from home leading to more regular wine consumption and more frequent tasting events (what used to be a once a month in person tasting is now a weekly virtual event)

+30% in 2020 [drinkers.gif]
by AndyK
December 25th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gmail and wine email blasts
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Re: Gmail and wine email blasts

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: December 25th, 2020, 1:33 pm
AndyK wrote: December 25th, 2020, 1:17 pm Has Envoyer sent anything since the “Romanee Conti of Sake”?
That’s the last one I have, after my email was taken off suspension.
Thanks. I was hoping that maybe that will make them reconsider these ridiculous sales pitches [berserker.gif]
by AndyK
December 25th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gmail and wine email blasts
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Re: Gmail and wine email blasts

Has Envoyer sent anything since the “Romanee Conti of Sake”?
by AndyK
December 24th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 114
Views: 4791

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

France 38% (growing)
USA 34% (shrinking)
Italy 17% (stable)
Austria 7% (stable)
Germany 2% (growing)
by AndyK
December 24th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15926

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Wine Cellarage is never afraid to offer absurd pricing. Is that on wine of the year or just everything they carrry? We have a few places in Minneapolis that have sales and that is the regular price elsewhere. Apparently someone pays too much for wine. They have ok prices unless a wine gets an unexp...
by AndyK
December 23rd, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2387
Views: 273086

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

Jin F wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 4:06 pm uncork50 $50 off $200, expired in 5 days.
Thanks. What are people getting at wine.com (CA)? Seems like their stock is super low. My "$50 coupon staples" are all out (Comtes, Krug halfs, Vietti, ...)
by AndyK
December 22nd, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15926

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Jorge Henriquez wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 4:17 pm
Tom Taylor wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 12:44 am Wine Cellarage is never afraid to offer absurd pricing.
Have you guys checked wine-searcher results lately?

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The usual suspects: Cellarage and Westgarth
by AndyK
December 22nd, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: DeKalb Cnty BacoNoir Alabama Rouge....(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: I Know....

TomHill wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 1:15 pm
AndyK wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 1:10 pm[rofl.gif]
I know, Andy.... I just couldn't resist this. Me bad.
Tom
To be honest, this was the first time I fully read one of your tasting notes neener But it was worth it :D
by AndyK
December 21st, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15926

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Wine Cellarage just sent an "offer" for the 2010 Ygay for $197 per bottle [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]

Maybe they accidentally put a 1 in front? [scratch.gif]
by AndyK
December 18th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher rinse aid
Replies: 35
Views: 1606

Re: Dishwasher rinse aid

I would never wash glasses in a dishwasher. The amount of heat they produce and the risk of the detergent infusing in the glasses which I have seen a number of times with wine club members. I just wash them by hand with warm water and air dry. I don't understand your concern. I'm using fragrant fre...
by AndyK
December 17th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher rinse aid
Replies: 35
Views: 1606

Re: Dishwasher rinse aid

I use the Seventh Generation rinse aid and very little detergent when washing wine glasses and have no issues at all. I do rinse out decanters that have a narrow neck by hand afterwards, but don’t bother with glasses.
by AndyK
December 17th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '78 Magdelaine and '79 La Dominique
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: '78 Magdelaine and '79 La Dominique

Jayson Cohen wrote: December 17th, 2020, 8:37 am Ugh. Hopefully TCA didn’t affect that whole tranche, or you, Alfert, and I are screwed. Between the three of us, I think we bought most of those bottles.
I got two of them as well [cheers.gif]
by AndyK
December 14th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8275

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

All Bryan needed to do was say “I’m sorry” and instead ridiculed the OP and publicly disclosed his order. Seems like a dumb move to me I have no dog in this fight. But seriously tell me how the retailer “ridiculed” the OP. He offered his take on the disagreement. You can disagree with his perspecti...
by AndyK
December 14th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8275

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

All Bryan needed to do was say “I’m sorry” and instead ridiculed the OP and publicly disclosed his order. Seems like a dumb move to me
by AndyK
December 14th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8275

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

jleedionne wrote: December 14th, 2020, 5:27 pm Pretty interesting responses here, including from Bryan, who basically did everything in his power to belittle the OP in his response.
+1
by AndyK
December 14th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: TN: 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils

2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault (12/13/2020) An excellent wine in a difficult year. I did not like Roulot's 2016 bourgogne blanc at all, and opened this with slight trepidation. But right away, any doubts were dispensed with. The nose is ad...
by AndyK
December 14th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2387
Views: 273086

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

David Chow wrote: December 14th, 2020, 8:35 am Not sure if anyone's shared this yet...VD50 for $50 off $150.
Worked, thank you!
by AndyK
December 12th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 86’ Mouton or Lafite or ??
Replies: 44
Views: 2539

Re: 86’ Mouton or Lafite or ??

I’ve had Mouton and Lafite side by side a few years ago and thought the Mouton was slightly ahead. Being my birth year, I also had Latour, Cheval Blanc, and Margeaux of the “big boys” in the last few years. I’d say Mouton, Lafite, Cheval are the top with the Latour at the bottom of this (short) list...
by AndyK
December 11th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody still buying 2019?
Replies: 22
Views: 1520

Re: Anybody still buying 2019?

Howard Cooper wrote: December 11th, 2020, 1:11 pm I am waiting until 1/20 at least to buy any wines that are still in Europe to make sure tariff is not increased to 100%.
What makes you think it could be increased to 100%?
by AndyK
December 11th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody still buying 2019?
Replies: 22
Views: 1520

Re: Anybody still buying 2019?

I'm assuming (or maybe hoping) that tariffs will disappear pretty quickly after Jan 20
by AndyK
December 9th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Usseglio Mon Aieul fake 2016's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1222

Re: Pierre Usseglio Mon Aieul fake 2016's ?

I have contacted the winery, and to everyone, Every scenario has gone through my head, the bottle is consistent with their wine, so it’s not a Unique, in the end I hope it was as simple as they ran out of labels, but why use a newer vintage to make an older vintage? I don’t know. B-21 is checking i...
by AndyK
December 9th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Usseglio Mon Aieul fake 2016's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1222

Re: Pierre Usseglio Mon Aieul fake 2016's ?

Rene Hernandez wrote: December 9th, 2020, 11:41 am To me I feel they had an excess of 2017, and realized the 2016 are in demand, so they just made some modifications on the labels, but who knows.
Seems like a pretty baseless allegation to me
by AndyK
December 2nd, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thin enough stem?
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Thin enough stem?

Full enough glass?
by AndyK
December 2nd, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Littorai Special offer
Replies: 12
Views: 1960

Re: Littorai Special offer

Littorai library offers are nothing but an overpriced, greedy money grab. I like the wines, but what they are asking for a bottle with less than a handful of years vs release price is ridiculous.
by AndyK
December 1st, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glass for mature Cru Beaujolais
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Glass for mature Cru Beaujolais

Another vote for the Zalto Burgundy glass. I use it for almost all younger Pinot, Gamay, and Nebbiolo
by AndyK
November 20th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2387
Views: 273086

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

JohnP wrote: November 20th, 2020, 10:50 am SabatinoTruffles.com is offering a 30% discount on white truffles, now through 11/23. I had my wines ready for turkey day, but will now be updating to include an aged Barolo, exact wine TBD.
Is there a code needed or are the prices already reflecting the 30%?
by AndyK
November 19th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Badly Botched Flawed Bottles
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Badly Botched Flawed Bottles

That's frustrating... Similar thing happened to me when I purchased a case of Allemand at a major auction house. All that was mentioned were some relatively minor label issues. This was one of the bottles: https://i.ibb.co/kXzsjW2/IMG-0492.jpg They refunded me for the bottle and sent me a return lab...
by AndyK
November 16th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 3146

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner

I voted yes. Going through the first couple of threads, it seems like not a single person is a subscriber. Not that it's a huge issue for me, but I don't think this site should be a free platform for people that don't contribute otherwise and are only interested in selling wine.
by AndyK
November 15th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pink Bubbles
Replies: 21
Views: 1039

Re: Pink Bubbles

M.Kaplan wrote: November 14th, 2020, 2:30 pm NV Camille Saves Grand Cru Brut Rosé Bouzy, $50-ish, depending on where you live.
+1
by AndyK
November 10th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher Alerts Falsely Triggering
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Wine-Searcher Alerts Falsely Triggering

Has anyone else had dozens of wine-searched alerts trigger last night on bottles that were available internationally, but not in the country specified (US)? Seems like something went wrong on their side, this will be a lot of work to rectify... [scratch.gif] One. If you had dozens, you’re buying to...
by AndyK
November 10th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colgin Jubilation Offer
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Colgin Jubilation Offer

Al R wrote: November 10th, 2020, 9:04 am
I bought some out of faith that Colgin usually produces some really nice wine for the price, out-drinking some other Napa Valley stalwarts that like to charge 2 or 3 times as much.
Who charges 3x Colgin??
by AndyK
November 10th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Change address with Marcassin?
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: Change address with Marcassin?

Maybe send them a fax with the request? [rofl.gif]
by AndyK
November 10th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher Alerts Falsely Triggering
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Wine-Searcher Alerts Falsely Triggering

Has anyone else had dozens of wine-searched alerts trigger last night on bottles that were available internationally, but not in the country specified (US)?

Seems like something went wrong on their side, this will be a lot of work to rectify...

[scratch.gif]
by AndyK
November 5th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Pinot Blanc Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Bolorée
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: TN: 2012 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Pinot Blanc Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Bolorée

Nice note! I had this wine about two weeks ago and was blown away as well: 2012 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Pinot Blanc Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Bolorée - France, Champagne (10/23/2020) Ordered off the list at Passionfish. Really gorgeous nose of lemon, tart apricot, minerals, and green ap...
by AndyK
November 3rd, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert question please
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Aubert question please

If you google "Aubert CIX meaning" you get this:
Limited new release from cult Chardonnay producer Mark Aubert. 99 Points Robert Parker: "CIX stands for 109, because this was originally called “Parcel 109” when Aubert bought the vineyard.
by AndyK
November 2nd, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11354

Re: Wine for election night?

maureen nelson wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 5:43 pm Hmm. Am I the only one thinking of Germany?



For the wine I mean

Probably an 01. Maybe a Prum. Or a Christoffel.
[cheers.gif]
by AndyK
November 2nd, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9581

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

c fu wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 6:39 pm To be fair to OP - if he just said COOKED v CORKED we wouldn't really have this long thread of people teasing him, cause that cork is definitely a cooked wine.
But that would've been way less fun [berserker.gif]
by AndyK
November 2nd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9581

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

So I guess this thread has achieved exactly what Chris was looking for. The power of Google...
by AndyK
October 30th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery rec's for some white varietals?
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Winery rec's for some white varietals?

Skip the domestic stuff and get some wines from Austria, Germany, Loire, and Burgundy. K&L has a good selection, as already mentioned
by AndyK
October 17th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 52
Views: 2395

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

I didn't say it wasn't worth $20, I just don't get the frenzy. If you draw a hard line at $20, the OVZ is a probably decent option. But best QPR? No. It's not offensive in any way, but also has little depth and is not particularly interesting to me. There are plenty of reds that check similar boxes,...
by AndyK
October 17th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 52
Views: 2395

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

It’s not a bad wine, but best QPR on the planet? I don’t think so... I don’t really get the excitement around this wine.
Worth the $20 for those who like the style, but certainly not much more and I’d rather spend my money elsewhere.
by AndyK
October 14th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 2765

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

I use a device called SensorPush that syncs with my iPhone but there are many others that record temp/humidity and sync via bluetooth

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