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by Philip G
January 23rd, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 59
Views: 4570

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

This and Shafer HSS are probably my 2 favorite cabs. Every year it gets Harder and harder to pull the trigger. It’s always a last minute decision I love Shafer HSS and finally got an allocation this year so picked up quite a few although that's one where if you're patient or use wine.com codes you ...
by Philip G
January 23rd, 2021, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 59
Views: 4570

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

Does buying M. Etain (or not) affect ones Scarecrow list standing?
by Philip G
January 20th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

could be over. maybe it was a flash sale for the inauguration (wash dc+harris is vp#49) I had the same thought but it seemed wdc46 would have been better - but maybe the veep connection is it (though I'd have thought we'd had more veeps than that). First female VP ever is a pretty momentous event--...
by Philip G
January 20th, 2021, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

Kicking myself for not waiting for a RMN 20% cash back so I could have gotten that Roederer for $0.80!
by Philip G
January 20th, 2021, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

Another wine.com coupon WDC49 - $49 off a $50+ order. I used it yesterday and it worked for me. For any first time buyers at wine access, my referral link will get you $50 off $150 plus free shipping. Appreciate anyone that uses it! http://share.wineaccess.com/v/michael_220 $49 off $50...like...fre...
by Philip G
January 19th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13462

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

In for a mixed 11 (leaving room for my WL Platt flirtysmile )

Thanks Will! [thankyou.gif]
by Philip G
January 19th, 2021, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 63
Views: 5074

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Likewise at first didn't get an email and first try didn't show any allocation but was just now able to get in and order. Picked up full allocation of Materium 750, 1.5, a couple of 375s, also a handful of Amoenus. Email invite showed up after. [dance-clap.gif]
by Philip G
January 16th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

I've been holding off on the coupons hoping for some RMN cash back but figured I better use the HOLIDAY 20/50 ones before they expire. Picked up 375s of Coutet and Felsina Vin Santo with one and Laurent-Perrier Rose with the other.
by Philip G
January 16th, 2021, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.
Replies: 32
Views: 2835

Re: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.

Realm and Maybach have quite a bit of info, including pictures :-)
Cayuse has all of their wines listed with reviews going back through the years.
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by Philip G
January 13th, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category
Replies: 27
Views: 2162

Re: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category

Got my full allocation of Crane and Elysian and WL'ed more Elysian. Didn't pick up any Semillon, still have some from previous releases and while I like it as a nice change of pace my wife isn't that big of a fan.
by Philip G
January 12th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 33
Views: 1984

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

Being a huge fan of black field blends, Casa Nuestra is particularly intriguing to me - nice to see it on this list! Would love to hear your take on the wine if you would have time to give it. Thanks! The Casa Nuestra is fairly new to the Turley line up but it is quickly becoming one of my favorite...
by Philip G
January 11th, 2021, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for social media consultant for winery
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: Looking for social media consultant for winery

Hello, We are looking for a social media consultant to help us market our wine better in the US. We have a winery in France and import the wine to the US. We are a boutique winery. Our import / distributor office is based out of Maryland. We are looking to sell wine in Maryland and Washington DC. A...
by Philip G
January 9th, 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2613

Re: First Date Wines

On my 5th date with my now wife back in 2014, I invited her to my place for dinner and served braised short ribs with a 2009 Turley Hayne Zin. She was polite but clearly not impressed by the wine. She mentioned that for her birthday earlier in the week, her parents cooked her dinner and her mom ope...
by Philip G
January 9th, 2021, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2613

Re: First Date Wines

Phillip, what a cool story! I think it's so nice to have those milestone wines to think back and remember those special moments together. Hopefully you can get a visit into Epoch after all the COVID-19/pandemic is under control. I bet that's a story the folks at the winery would love to hear. Simil...
by Philip G
January 9th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1991 Beringer Private Reserve
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: 1991 Beringer Private Reserve

Thank you so far. I have the Durand but just do not have experience with older Napa cabs. i have had the bottle standing for a few days so sediments would go down. Sounds like I will open shortly before dinner and pour with no decant. If you are going to pour the whole bottle out into the glasses c...
by Philip G
January 9th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2613

Re: First Date Wines

My (now) wife and I have kept a few of the corks from significant wine bottles and mark the date on it. First date was at an Italian restaurant, we had been messaging and talking on the phone for well over a month so had a pretty good rapport. She was more of an occasional white wine drinker at the ...
by Philip G
January 9th, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1991 Beringer Private Reserve
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: 1991 Beringer Private Reserve

Agree with Glenn: long decant on younger wines to open them up, short decant on older wines for sediment. These may not have a long drinking window once they are open.
by Philip G
January 5th, 2021, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

The bare minimum you could do is try to add value to this thread instead of making such low-effort posts. Also, it's cute that you quoted my post but edited your referral link back in so you effectively bumped Tyler's link. Note how Tyler is adding value to this thread by doing actual work? Maybe t...
by Philip G
January 5th, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2094

Re: Consumption in 2020

Way way up! As were my purchases. I’m trying a modified Dry January, weekends only. Today is the cold turkey. As I sit in my office with multiple cases of goodies that have been delivered last couple of weeks.... I feel for you. Have gone from having the occasional Wine Wednesdays to the even less ...
by Philip G
January 5th, 2021, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2094

Re: Consumption in 2020

Consumption up, as expected, by 27%. More drinking earlier in the week.
Average cost down by 5%, most likely do to increase in less expensive weekday drinkers.
by Philip G
December 31st, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

What are the cheapest items at wine.com? I need a filler. In NY I would go for the $6.99 Corkscrew. Or just click on "Discover" at the top of the page, sort by low price to high, then pick the first thing that strikes your fancy I'd rather add something in that I might actually be interes...
by Philip G
December 30th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 301
Views: 21290

Re: Grassl Glassware

Looking forward to picking up a few more Grassl glasses on BDay, picked up 1885 and Cru last year and love them. Would like to add to those if available and am thinking of picking up some Liberte or Mineralite for Chardonnay and Champagne. Looks like people use both for bubbles and whites so looking...
by Philip G
December 24th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 48
Views: 2662

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

Any sense pumping in argon before stopping for keeping overnight? Does it even make sense to use argon with champange?
by Philip G
December 19th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Wine tastings done right
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Virtual Wine tastings done right

A friend of mine shared an interesting virtual tasting experience he recently had. The winery had several of their reds and whites put in smaller containers of around 6- 8 ounces if I recall...enough for he and his wife to have a nice tasting of each. They also included some charcuterie and include...
by Philip G
December 19th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

Tyler Rico wrote: December 19th, 2020, 7:36 am Jolly50 as well 50/200

Exp 12/20
RMN still stuck at 7% :-(
by Philip G
December 18th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

Open, yes, but I've been told that they haven't shipped anything out of NY in months now because of their "software" glitch. Someone misinformed you. I have been receiving packages every month. Last package was yesterday. My brother-in-law works at the NY warehouse but I hadn't asked in a...
by Philip G
December 16th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year
Replies: 44
Views: 3615

Re: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year

5 with 3 in the top 11. 2 on on WS100.

Probably double that for wines of other vintages. I haven't picked up much recent CdP or Bdx yet, waiting for sales or wine.com coupons.
by Philip G
December 14th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15930

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

2018 was an incredible vintage in California and I am surprised not to see more on this list Agree. Shafer got a triple 100 score on the 18' HSS. Thought for certain that would land on the list. Maybe next year. That's the '16 but yes, I thought there was a chance the '16 HSS would get WOTY but onl...
by Philip G
December 12th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale

I agree totally that it is all a matter of ones preference. I stopped buying Sojourn Pinot Noirs also after trying a range of selections over a few years. Rivers Marie, Sojourn, and Andrew Will all make excellent wines every year, and I'm not trying to discourage anyone from buying them. Of course ...
by Philip G
December 12th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale

I love the Andrew Will Champoux, but the 2015 is riper than usual. It is a matter of preference. I didn't go in on the offer. Peter Rosback (Sineann) is an accomplished Pinot Noir wine maker, and doesn't do bad with Bordeaux varieties, but I prefer the Andrew Will. I've never found Pinot specialist...
by Philip G
December 10th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

RMN Question. I made 3 purchases off wine.com (2 on Sunday and 1 on Monday) and only one of the 3 has shown up as pending in Retail Me Not. How do I fix the other purchases and make them show up? Suggestions from the experts here would be appreciated. Sean You need to wait 45 days then go to Contac...
by Philip G
December 8th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

Just used one of the 50/200 wine.com codes along with the RMN 20% off, wow what a great end price. First time using RMN but this could get addictive. The 20% cash back is killer. I've been using RMN for a lot of my Xmas shopping. Ray-Ban sun glasses for Mrs Bad from $144 to $85! Best Buy has had go...
by Philip G
December 8th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

This thread is the gift that keeps on giving... 3x 2018 Chateau Lagrange at $60 a bottle with a 50/150 coupon + RMN 20% for a total of $35 a bottle, which I believe is 30% less than the en primeur price. Liked that deal so much I did it twice! That's a good one and while I haven't been buying such ...
by Philip G
December 7th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

Anyone know whether RMN's "seven offers per month" limit is per calendar month (e.g. seven in November, seven in December, etc.) or seven per 30-day period? Calendar month RMN's 20% cash back not to exceed $50....is that per order or total in a calendar month? For example, my first order,...
by Philip G
December 7th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Turley Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: TN: 2018 Turley Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)

“The Label”, or Turley Cab? I still have a bottle if the former tucked away somewhere. You’re right, it was “The Label” that I didn’t care for. I guess I’m not a Label drinker! I’ll have to try the actual Turley cab sometime. Is it just part of the regular offers along with the zins and all? If I r...
by Philip G
December 6th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Turley Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: TN: 2018 Turley Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Thanks for the note. I've been buying Turley for a while but this is the first year getting the Cab for some reason. Seems like a no brainer QPR at the $44 club price when it looks like it shows up for about $80 on the aftermarket (so where was my brain all these years?). Looking forward to trying it.
by Philip G
December 6th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Napa Cabernets - Top Favorites So Far?
Replies: 65
Views: 8135

Re: 2013 Napa Cabernets - Top Favorites So Far?

Rivers-Marie Panek and Myriad GIII are my top '13s with Duckhorn Howell Mt also tasting great. I think the '13 ACVV needs some more time, similar to the '16, which is interesting.
by Philip G
December 6th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

New code for wine.com $25 off $75 with WINTER25

10% cash back at RMN still active
by Philip G
December 5th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

There's always a lot of talk about the private label bottlings from Wine Access, but that's something I really have no interest in. And while they have some good reds right now (Cavallotto and Sassetti, especially), the red selection is often too Napa-focused for my palate. While the selection isn'...
by Philip G
December 4th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

Tyler Rico wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 1:04 pm Bored last night and after using the Pr50fb code, played around with other iterations for fun.....

Sure enough, Ps50fb works, 50/150

Enjoy!
Nice! Thanks!

Went with a '16 Chateau Montelena came in at $103
by Philip G
December 2nd, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?
Replies: 80
Views: 3130

Re: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?

I wouldn’t pour into another container as that will oxygenate it further but probably won’t make a difference if you open the next day.

I shoot some argon gas in before recorking it and putting in the cellar just in case I don’t get to it for a few days. This seems to keep it fresh for 2-3 days.
by Philip G
November 29th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12668

Re: Black Friday Sales

Now just grabbed some 2016 Bordeaux at basically 1/3 off, and cheaper than they were in futures. Sweet. Nice! Which '16s if I may inquire? Think I'll use the 20/50 and 30/150 with RMN20 before it expires to pick up some more B-C Rose and maybe some more bubbly any suggestions? BTW, RMN has 6% back ...
by Philip G
November 28th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12668

Re: Black Friday Sales

I can’t find anything on wine.com of interest. Please help me spend some money! I have free shipping snd coupons lol. And I’m buzzed and feeling spendy. There's a bunch of Heitz Martha's Vineyard at $229 with $50/$200 and 20% RMN they come in at $143 Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2014 at $149.99, $20 off...
by Philip G
November 27th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

Thanks. The way these sites work, it just looks like it'd be a minor miracle ever to see the cash back, so I'm trying them out on things I'd buy without it and if it the discount hits that's just a bonus. agree. you can never count on RMN or rakuten to actually give you the cash back. if I'm going ...
by Philip G
November 27th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12668

Re: Black Friday Sales

Anderson Conn Valley has the 2013 Block series cabernet available. Any thoughts on 2013 block cab vs. 2013 estate reserve cab? I recently finished my last 2013 estate reserve cab and do miss it but the block might be worth trying something new. Full disclosure: I am a club member there and have had...
by Philip G
November 26th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

Andrew M wrote: November 26th, 2020, 10:30 am Some 20/50 suggestions with RMN 20% - Bollinger SC for $34, Ruinart Rose 375 for $29, Pol Roger NV for $33.
Billecart-Salmon Rose 750 for $48 is a no brainer too.
by Philip G
November 26th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

RMN is 20% cash back at wine.com again. It says through Monday but as we've seen before they will pull it early if they hit some quota. It's good up to $50 maximum cash back. That, combined with RMN30WINE for $30 off $250 pared two bottles of Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle #24 down to $110@ including...
by Philip G
November 26th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12668

Re: Black Friday Sales

Anderson’s Conn Valley 40% off the online catalog. I wonder if it kicks in on Friday but thanks for sharing this. From an email: If you are like us, 2020 has taken a toll on your wine collection and it's time to stock up before the holidays. To help you restock, we are offering a Black Friday sale ...
by Philip G
November 26th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2395
Views: 274140

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

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: November 26th, 2020, 7:51 am RMN is 20% cash back at wine.com again. It says through Monday but as we've seen before they will pull it early if they hit some quota.
NIce! Gotta pull the trigger on those 20/50s.
by Philip G
November 26th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14287

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

From memory my WsOTY are
2016 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville
1990 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

but I had forgotten about my highest scoring wine of 2020
2014 L'Aventure For Her

DOTY would be Sojourn Pinot Noirs

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