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by Sh@n A
September 27th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance

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by Sh@n A
September 27th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance

I did not realize you could turn down Domaine's insurance. I recall being told me I could not do so when I signed up a few years ago, but maybe there was a minimum amount one needed to buy. Domaine's rates are so cheap, but that makes me wonder whether its a truly independent policy you can rely upon.
by Sh@n A
September 26th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

I am a bit suprised this works so well. In this case, you double decanted a wine and slow o-d it for 9 hours.. so plenty of air exposure... and then simply poured it into a smaller vessel with limited air... and everything was perfect? What surprises me is not that it works, but that this is only a ...
by Sh@n A
September 26th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance

Thank you. This reads pretty well, but is this what one can purely rely upon: "A Lloyd’s of London broker will issue a certificate of insurance including the client’s name as additionally insured." I believe you can purchase more insurance (but I may be mistaken).
by Sh@n A
September 26th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Domaine Wine Storage - Insurance

Does anyone understand how Domaine Wine Storage insures collections? They represent it is a Lloyds policy. Is it truely an independent policy that can be relied upon if something were to happen at Domaine? I have asked for details but have not received it yet. As others recommended on WB, I received...
by Sh@n A
September 26th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1126

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

I score absolute. But this of course is influenced by what price points I drink, which is relative to other people. Said another way, a person who only drinks $10 wines may score an awesome $25 wine really high, where a person who only knows $200 wines may score that same $25 wine really really low....
by Sh@n A
September 26th, 2020, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what NOT to buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1402

Re: 2016 Barolo : what NOT to buy?

Burlotto 375s and this year saw F. rinaldi 375s. Both I found on wine searcher.
by Sh@n A
September 25th, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 152
Views: 19273

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

viewtopic.php?t=137772 But not the same buzz as this thread for sure...
by Sh@n A
September 25th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 152
Views: 19273

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

2013 intentions thread: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=142123&p=2384715&hilit=2013+barolo+intentions#p2384715 Some quotes "what the Piedmont-buying world needs RIGHT NOW is some serious hype about 2016 so that importers and distributors will stop focusing on 2013" "Brovia v...
by Sh@n A
September 25th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 585
Views: 40962

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

The 2018 Lewman (which I did not try) supposedly shows differently than the 2018 Lewman Heritage. I would ask Marcus about that, as you may prefer one over the other.
by Sh@n A
September 25th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what NOT to buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1402

2016 Barolo : what NOT to buy?

Did anyone whiff the vintage? What should one be avoiding? One wine that I am curious about is 2016 F. Rinaldi Brunate... curiously ambigous score from AG (although perhaps that tasting was too early) and a lone less enthusiastic CT note. I bought a 375ml I have not had a chance to open. One I am av...
by Sh@n A
September 22nd, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 50
Views: 2045

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

I once had to return a bad bottle to Chambers. A member of their sales staff suggested the bottle was not bad and could not be refunded, but the next day another member of their sales staff said that member erred and apologetically/immediately credited the bottle. I consider them one of the most ups...
by Sh@n A
September 22nd, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 50
Views: 2045

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

I tried the 2016 once at an industry event. The 2016 Villero is much lighter, and slightly more herbal, than the 2016 Brovia rendition. I bought a couple, but do not put the Villero in the same league as the OP's original list. That said, the price is way less.
by Sh@n A
September 21st, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 188
Views: 8355

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Same, no email response.
by Sh@n A
September 20th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wife's Birthday wine menu
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Wife's Birthday wine menu

I think there is fun to be had with mix and matching, especially as your wife may not end up absolutely loving the cote rotie? There are others on WB who in past have mentioned a Rhone prior to Burgundy, moving from brutish to refined. I like the Rhone/Burgundy combination myself. Champagne seems li...
by Sh@n A
September 12th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 152
Views: 19273

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Anyone try F Rinaldi 16s?
by Sh@n A
September 11th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 188
Views: 8355

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I think everyone will be fine with whatever solution is proposed.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -1-billion
by Sh@n A
September 11th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 188
Views: 8355

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Wow. I am sorry to learn this is a widespread issue, and hope they have the insurance or something to pull through. I think a reasonable solution is to offer a refund or a disocunt to keep the wine. I'd be tempted to gamble on my bottle at a big enough discount, as it is not replacable on the second...
by Sh@n A
September 11th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 188
Views: 8355

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Just had a $200 bottle that was purchased with November ship date and was shipped 9/5 and got delivered 9/9 in the middle of Texas. 4 day transit from Houston warehouse to Dallas.
by Sh@n A
August 30th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for Rocche
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for Rocche

I did not jump on early offers when they were there. Suprised by how quick everything went, even beyond Vietti. E.G., buying Brovia Rocche was a pain too.
by Sh@n A
August 29th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne
Replies: 54
Views: 4593

Re: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne

Many of the wines cited in this thread are very good. That is a separate point than saying there is herd mentality in point clusters.
by Sh@n A
August 29th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nick Poulos RIP
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: Nick Poulos RIP

Briefly put: 1982 Bordeaux futures were my first real wine purchases. I bought a significant amount, all through Pops as I was living in Manhattan at the time. I wound up moving across the country not too long after, boxed all my papers up and put everything in storage in my new home. I got very bu...
by Sh@n A
August 28th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO
Replies: 16
Views: 2296

Re: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO

The person looking at the 10 cases of A Conterno isn't thinking "damn, I wish that was Monfortino"

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by Sh@n A
August 23rd, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Educate Me on Dugat-Py Whites
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Educate Me on Dugat-Py Whites

by Sh@n A
August 22nd, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Sale @ ~20% below 'market' (Burgundy, Piedmont, Rhone, US, Sweets)
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Cellar Sale @ ~20% below 'market' (Burgundy, Piedmont, Rhone, US, Sweets)

STANDARD CC RULES APPLY References: I have many references as a buyer and seller, and sold multiple cases this way about a year ago on CC. Allocation: Priority for those taking more bottles (quantity, not value); If shipping, there is 4 bottle minimum for shipping (learned my lesson last time!). Mi...
by Sh@n A
August 22nd, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 152
Views: 19273

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Do we have a better sense of vintage quality? Is this the best vintage within a 5YR band (2014-2018).... or the best vintage in a decade+?
by Sh@n A
August 21st, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-searcher.com interface
Replies: 69
Views: 2972

Re: New Wine-searcher.com interface

I am finding WPro does not remember my default search location as well. E.G I have to constantly change the target search geography, which is a bit painful as well, (i) you have to click to change the country, (ii) then click on country drop box, (iii) drop box pops up a few inches away, so you go t...
by Sh@n A
August 21st, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-searcher.com interface
Replies: 69
Views: 2972

Re: New Wine-searcher.com interface

It's the problem Microsoft has had for years. They come out with a new version of Office and they change the commands. You can still do the same things but you find out that for absolutely no reason at all, they changed the keystrokes. Google gets it. Interface is clean and hasn't really changed fo...
by Sh@n A
August 20th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for Rocche
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for Rocche

revised for Ravera for Rocche...
by Sh@n A
August 19th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-searcher.com interface
Replies: 69
Views: 2972

Re: New Wine-searcher.com interface

I don't love it, mainly because the screen real estate is not as generous. In case WS people are reading this thread: 1) I would like to get rid of the banner image, as this takes way too much real estate for a search engine or any website really. Or shrink it down by over half. And this may even le...
by Sh@n A
August 19th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10271

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Why did it not work out well? Did wine sales decline? I do not recall it being easier to obtain reservations. I imagine losing employees to competitors that paid more (once tips were taken into account). If DM restaurants still did the volume/profitability, what was the loss to DM? Just being a les...
by Sh@n A
August 19th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10271

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Why did it not work out well? Did wine sales decline? I do not recall it being easier to obtain reservations.
by Sh@n A
August 15th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: TN: 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

My only experience with this wine was a 2010 Pre-phylloxera a year ago which was drinking well although very tannic, and struck me as benefiting from another few years. The vinous note on the 2017 was specific in giving that vintage a little bit more time.
by Sh@n A
August 15th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: TN: 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Just picked up a couple 18 pre-phylloxera. haven't seen any vintage notes on '18.. would be curious if anyone had a view on '18?
by Sh@n A
August 13th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: I want to sample older vintages
Replies: 13
Views: 968

Re: I want to sample older vintages

I think you can find out what you like for less than $200-300/bottle, and get more variety to check out and see what resonates. E.G., you could get a more savory and a more fruit forward bordeaux (2x$150 versus 1x 300). or two of the same wine, with one being 2000/prior and one being much older to s...
by Sh@n A
August 11th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Critic Palate Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 1888

Re: Wine Critic Palate Guide

AndyK wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 9:31 am
I align quite well with Antonio Galloni on Barolo/Barbaresco, but much less on Burgundy and CA.
How do you describe the alignment/palate preference seen in Barolo/Barbaresco, but not in Burgundy/CA?
by Sh@n A
August 11th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Critic Palate Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 1888

Re: Wine Critic Palate Guide

How do the burgundy critics compare against each other?
by Sh@n A
August 10th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Critic Palate Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 1888

Wine Critic Palate Guide

It is often advised to find others with your palate, whether it be friends, CT trackers or critics. However, I have not found a palate guide of sorts for critics. There are some critics where I have read 50 plus notes and I still do not grasp what they are thinking upon reading their note (which I a...
by Sh@n A
August 9th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 152488

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

The 100 off 300 is gone?
by Sh@n A
August 8th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...
Replies: 28
Views: 2570

Re: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...

You will need to research how long lived the wines you buy may be. Eg Cappellano Rupestris at $120 is above your range but will be relatively long lived. Burlotto monvigliero at $150-175 is an excellent wine for 5-10 years imho (and can go longer). I think the elio grasso chiniera for 60-80 is anoth...
by Sh@n A
August 6th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne
Replies: 54
Views: 4593

Re: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne

Prior to the Monica Larner note, a retailer told me that his clients were all buying Aleste per the Vinous relative ranking. And then after the Monica Larner note, which is particularly persuasive, Le Vigne went crazy... Monica Larner note: I absolutely adore this wine on every emotional and intelle...
by Sh@n A
August 1st, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 152
Views: 19273

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Andrew M wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:40 pm
I only grabbed 4 bottles total, but with demand what it is I wonder if that was a mistake....
FOMO... [cheers.gif]
by Sh@n A
August 1st, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 62167

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Nicholas, what do you do with so many 3Ls? Just curious. I have debated going in for more 3Ls, but then convince myself mags are OK!
by Sh@n A
July 30th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 152
Views: 19273

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Has anyone tried the 2016 F. Rinaldi Brunate to compare to the 2013 F. Rinaldi Brunate?
by Sh@n A
July 30th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Is The 2016 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?
Replies: 13
Views: 1275

Re: Where Is The 2016 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?

I am told the winery has asked for it to only be released in September; anything you see prior may be grey market
by Sh@n A
July 29th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7608

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

From a vigneron in Gevrey:
"Everything is fine for us, holidays for the moment. Harvest will start around the 27th of august, everything looks good for an other nice vintage!"

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