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by Marc Lazar
April 15th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH’s Burgundy auction today
Replies: 75
Views: 4812

HDH’s Burgundy auction today

Does anyone who claims hdh prices are higher than others have data to back that up? We have tracked 100s of lots for clients selling wine every year, and I cant find this conclusion, yet hear it all the time. On top of not being able to see where item for item their prices are higher (excluding cell...
by Marc Lazar
August 30th, 2017, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New UPS Wine Shipping Restrictions...
Replies: 44
Views: 4160

New UPS Wine Shipping Restrictions...

Jay, David- Unfortunately, Connecticut prohibits collectors from receiving retail shipments (including auctions) from out of state. The relevant Fedex and UPS charts are linked below. Shipping to CT is NOT a legal work around for NYS collectors buying wine out of state. Also for the comments above t...
by Marc Lazar
June 13th, 2017, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa’s WineBid selling to Third Leaf Partners–led group
Replies: 20
Views: 1914

Napa’s WineBid selling to Third Leaf Partners–led group

Tons of opportunity here. Will be interesting to see how it goes. Winebid has had flat sales for 10 years which is a long time to have basically zero growth. They charge outrageous commissions, by far the highest in the industry at 17+17 and mandatory insurance even for VIP or very large sellers. Gi...
by Marc Lazar
March 27th, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 129869

CONDEMNATION CANCELLED, ADDITIONAL OCCUPANCY PERMIT ISSUED

Contrary to allegations earlier in this thread, we did have a valid occupancy permit at the time of the condemnation letter. After re-inspection by many divisions of the Department of Public Safety, another occupancy permit has been issued and the City has confirmed in writing that the condemnation ...
by Marc Lazar
March 15th, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: John Koris - Buyer Beware
Replies: 4
Views: 901

John Koris - Buyer Beware

Anyone else dealt with him? He has gone missing again, still owes wine to a client of ours.
by Marc Lazar
December 31st, 2016, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 129869

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Also, Maureen, you endorse a wine transport company that has ZERO permits or FMCSA endorsements, neither motor carrier nor broker. Best we can tell they are not even a registered to do business in the United States. So by your calculus you are not only publicly endorsing a criminal, but sending busi...
by Marc Lazar
December 31st, 2016, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 129869

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Maureen, You are a headline seeking hypocrite. On your own website you endorse 3 storage providers who provide managed storage, meaning staff has access to your locker, or in the case of 2 of them, there is not even a locker in the first place. I am fairly certain you also refer business to people i...
by Marc Lazar
December 30th, 2016, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 129869

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Andy I've lost track of all the times you have tried to bait me. It's quite tiresome. I have extremely good reasons for not saying much and the smart readers of this thread can imagine what they might be. On top of those reasons this isn't exactly a civil discourse so what do I gain by sharing with ...
by Marc Lazar
December 30th, 2016, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 129869

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

anyone who would like to see our City of St. Louis Business License or Occupancy Permit are welcome to come to the office anytime. To address Don's parsing of the phrase never, I will point out that the Occupancy permit was issued May 12, 2015 and the business license covers the period of 6/1/16 to...
by Marc Lazar
December 28th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 129869

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Keep lying Don. Are you really sure that " Cellar Advisors ha(s) never had a business license or a Certificate of Occupancy in St. Louis?" You've repeated that who knows how many times. Why don't you go to city hall and pull a copy for yourself. Again, I wouldn't offer that if it wasn't damn sure it...
by Marc Lazar
December 28th, 2016, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 129869

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

two conversations with josh today. both occurred by him calling me. if you don't believe me you can ask him yourself. please feel free to list all the other people we have "intimidated into silence."
by Marc Lazar
December 28th, 2016, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 129869

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Alternative Wine Storage in St. Louis area Here is one potential short term or long term wine storage alternative to Domaine St. Louis. I understand that McGuire moving and storage offers temperature controlled storage for wine. Moreover, according to their website, they are also set up to receive ...
by Marc Lazar
December 2nd, 2016, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1233987

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

crossposted from the main premier cru thread Don, We don't agree on much of anything, and Im justifiably concerned that you will attempt to turn my ideas around to use against me, but there is a very simple solution to this issue. The auction includes about 6 lots of bottles and 25 of boxes. I can'...
by Marc Lazar
December 2nd, 2016, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 596218

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Don, We don't agree on much of anything, and Im justifiably concerned that you will attempt to turn my ideas around to use against me, but there is a very simple solution to this issue. The auction includes about 6 lots of bottles and 25 of boxes. I can't imagine in my wildest dreams that these coll...
by Marc Lazar
August 25th, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a market for custom racking i no longer need?
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Is there a market for custom racking i no longer need?

just email me a few pics if you have them, and the approximate bottle capacity. marc@domainestorage.com

thx
by Marc Lazar
August 25th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubrey McClendon's Massive Bordeaux collection going to auction
Replies: 35
Views: 4062

Massive Bordeaux collection going to auction

Todd, There is actually an ocean of affordable bordeaux in this collection. Don't know how HDH will market/lot it, but Ive seen the whole collection and it spans trophys and more everyday stuff. He also had TONS of very large btls, 6 Liters and larger, which while impractical, I would expect to sell...
by Marc Lazar
August 25th, 2016, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a market for custom racking i no longer need?
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Is there a market for custom racking i no longer need?

Maureen,

I don't think we have room to store the materials at the Domaine DC warehouse, but I would be happy to send an email to storage clients. That might be a more narrow, but targeted pool of folks as compared to Craigslist, etc.

Happy to help if we can.

Thanks,
Marc
by Marc Lazar
April 6th, 2016, 11:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83677

Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Lots of armchair quarterbacks here, thats for sure. Id say that rumors of our demise are highly exaggerated, but such is the nature of the internet. We have plenty of good reasons not to discuss this matter too much, but I can say that we have and will continue to work diligently to provide the best...
by Marc Lazar
August 7th, 2015, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Burgundy Night in St. Louis (w/pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

TN: Burgundy Night in St. Louis (w/pics)

Thanks for visiting, and for bringing such great wines. Pretty damn fun for a Tuesday night!
by Marc Lazar
July 28th, 2015, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Collateral (flame suit on)
Replies: 28
Views: 2885

Wine Collateral (flame suit on)

I think that chart illustrates the bedrock principle of association not being equal to causation. Harlan is 600 bucks. Burgundy had 4 short vintages in a row. Traditional sources of burgs have seen their allocations cut in favor of new markets. And cheap money (yes lending contributes to this one fa...
by Marc Lazar
July 28th, 2015, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Collateral (flame suit on)
Replies: 28
Views: 2885

Wine Collateral (flame suit on)

Faryan, It seems you understand debt markets quite well, and for some reason seem to be looking for a fight here (the flame suit and pot stir icons). Im not going to pick a fight, but a few points you might be interested in: 1. we have had dozens of clients liquidate their collections, or at least l...
by Marc Lazar
May 26th, 2015, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I paid over $6000 through Commerce Corner, seller has disappeared
Replies: 346
Views: 34658

I paid over $6000 through Commerce Corner, seller has disappeared

Who is the good friend who posted the listing? Im curious since no one at Domaine has any recollection of being asked or told about this deal. We act as an informal escrow agent of sorts for people all the time. Wines are dropped and put in a locker, with specific instructions for us to follow. I do...
by Marc Lazar
May 23rd, 2015, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DC/Baltimore offsite storage?
Replies: 2
Views: 221

DC/Baltimore offsite storage?

David,

Very sorry for your experience with our admittedly confusing phone system. Pls email me with the best way to contact you. We'd be happy to help you with storage!

Marc@cellaradvisors.com
by Marc Lazar
April 21st, 2015, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557580

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

I posted on a potential solution to getting wines stateside on March 25th. Quite to my surprise, Ray called me that very evening on my office phone, asking that I call him back as he was interested in our help with shipping and import. I received the message the next day, the 26th and someone from o...
by Marc Lazar
March 27th, 2015, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine storage box
Replies: 37
Views: 3138

Wine storage box

Dany, thanks for the very thorough review! Interesting you mention the top layer cardboard. We have debated adding those for a long time. The main reason we don't is that when Ive asked peers in the industry,it seems almost everyone throws them away. They dont add structural strength, and since so m...
by Marc Lazar
March 26th, 2015, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557580

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

wes, US buyers were purchasing ex cellar? they were expected to make their own arrangements for shipping, or MI appointed an importer and managed it? also, did buyers pay for shipping and importing at the time you bought wine, or only when it ships. If the latter, then this idea wont cost anyone mor...
by Marc Lazar
March 25th, 2015, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 557580

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

For obvious reasons, I hesitate to wade into this mess, but at the same time, I hate to see people not able to get what is rightfully theirs. Just an idea, perhaps not fully formed yet, but I welcome feedback: MI has lots of undelivered wine. A big issue seems to be delivery/importation. We have an ...
by Marc Lazar
March 22nd, 2015, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody know what's going on with InsureYourWine.com?
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Anybody know what's going on with InsureYourWine.com?

We must be having a technical glitch with our hosting provider. All is well with the program and our carrier partners.

Will have this resolved by early Monday

Thanks,
Marc
by Marc Lazar
March 19th, 2015, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine storage box
Replies: 37
Views: 3138

Wine storage box

clearly a commercial post, so please consider any disclosures that need to be made...made. we do sell the laydown 6x2 boxes. can be shipped from any of our facilities at modest cost, esp for larger orders. pls email caleb@domainewinestorage.com for details. thanks Marc, Do you guys ship to resident...
by Marc Lazar
March 16th, 2015, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine storage box
Replies: 37
Views: 3138

Wine storage box

clearly a commercial post, so please consider any disclosures that need to be made...made. we do sell the laydown 6x2 boxes. can be shipped from any of our facilities at modest cost, esp for larger orders. pls email caleb@domainewinestorage.com for details.

thanks
by Marc Lazar
March 4th, 2015, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: help: delving into off-site storage
Replies: 25
Views: 1775

help: delving into off-site storage

Peyton, We would be honored to have you in St. Louis. We have clients in STL who come from LA, TN, KY and other parts of the deep south as well. That little brewery in town some how gave us a history of more liberal alcohol laws than many of our southern neighbors. Should you know a group of 50-100 ...
by Marc Lazar
March 4th, 2015, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Prime Cellar in CA
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Retailer Check: Prime Cellar in CA

I have bought and sold a lot of wine with Leah over the years. At her previous positions and with Prime cellar (recently). honorable, trustworthy, knowledgable. she's good people and does a great job.
by Marc Lazar
January 22nd, 2015, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: vinfolio
Replies: 30
Views: 3391

vinfolio

*Disclaimer* Im in the storage business, and could be considered a competitor in theory, although we dont do long term storage in napa at this time, only consolidation they have 50k cases or so according to their own newsletter. thats 600k bottles x 4 cents per btl per month. thats 288k of increased...
by Marc Lazar
January 7th, 2015, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kermit Lynch -"Bordeaux Trembles"
Replies: 176
Views: 8705

Kermit Lynch -"Bordeaux Trembles"

Faryan - have to disagree. Some perspective is needed here. Sure, $500 plus on real ease young bdx is out of favor. But I've done a few tastings with "your generation" (which I hink is mine as well or barely younger). Put a 90 Bon Pasteur in a flight with $100 Loire wines (which are all selling for ...
by Marc Lazar
December 12th, 2014, 9:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83677

Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

The chicago party last night was quite wild. Looking forward to meeting new folks and popping corks with you all. I think we singlehandedly caused Chicago to have uber surge pricing when we finally ran out of wine :)
by Marc Lazar
December 3rd, 2014, 11:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83677

Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Please let me know if anyone who stores with us is not receiving the emails. We have had some challenges with our blast software, but Id hate to leave anyone out!
by Marc Lazar
September 9th, 2014, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Insureyourwine.com
Replies: 18
Views: 1415

Insureyourwine.com

As some of you have noted, we did move IYW.com to a new set of partners, but do not have the new website live just yet. The broker on this program is now TDC Risk Management, http://tdcriskmanagement.com/ . The folks at TDC have been fantastic and can work with you on questions, coverage, claims ser...
by Marc Lazar
August 30th, 2014, 8:43 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83677

Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

I dont see this thread nearly as often since it's been moved, so apologies to all for the silence on our end. That said, our plans for DC have been somewhat misrepresented above. Not by intent, Im sure, but allow me to clarify: First, as illustrated above, both "open plan" storage and "locker based"...
by Marc Lazar
August 25th, 2014, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Aftermath - What Help Do You Need?
Replies: 68
Views: 6735

Earthquake Aftermath - What Help Do You Need?

The Domaine Wine Storage space is fine. If anyone needs some temporary storage, packing boxes, etc, we can help. Not looking to get paid here, just offer what we can.

Thanks,
Marc
by Marc Lazar
August 13th, 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid vs. Hart Davis Hart - Seller's Perspective
Replies: 34
Views: 3776

Winebid vs. Hart Davis Hart - Seller's Perspective

if we broaden the question beyond hdh v winebid its a much different question. there are 100 factors that cannot be quantified here that would matter in a broader comparison. seems the OP is asking specifically about these two options
by Marc Lazar
August 13th, 2014, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: yourwinecellar.biz??
Replies: 14
Views: 1166

yourwinecellar.biz??

thanks charlie...correct.

if anyone would like to communicate or do business with one of our trade clients, feel free to contact them directly. my point is just that i dont speak for them.

thx
by Marc Lazar
August 13th, 2014, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid vs. Hart Davis Hart - Seller's Perspective
Replies: 34
Views: 3776

Winebid vs. Hart Davis Hart - Seller's Perspective

its not even a fair fight. HDH by a mile.
by Marc Lazar
August 13th, 2014, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: yourwinecellar.biz??
Replies: 14
Views: 1166

yourwinecellar.biz??

art,

as you may know, domaine, in DC and elsewhere, stores for many import, retail and wholesale licensees. I dont make it a policy of discussing them in a public forum, in the same way that we don't disclose our private clients.

thx
by Marc Lazar
August 13th, 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: yourwinecellar.biz??
Replies: 14
Views: 1166

yourwinecellar.biz??

art,

those vendors are exactly where you can expect to pay a little more and get excellent service and quality. my point exactly.
by Marc Lazar
August 13th, 2014, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: yourwinecellar.biz??
Replies: 14
Views: 1166

yourwinecellar.biz??

art, really? they list romanee conti among other wines, but no vintages on their website. no physical address. a fax number in missouri and a phone in california. none of this means all that much, but certainly red flags. is price your only concern when buying wine? pay a little more to work with tr...
by Marc Lazar
July 25th, 2014, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1233987

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

"Robert" You have never posted on this forum. Are you using a real name? Seems like you claim some pretty detailed knowledge for someone who is making their first post. and who are the "we" that you are referring to? you are here to represent not only you own opinions but also those of other unnamed...
by Marc Lazar
July 15th, 2014, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Promontory
Replies: 55
Views: 3388

Promontory

I bought a case of 96 heitz marthas at auction last week, ocb, perfect provenance. price included buyers premium. lets see. oh yeah, heitz stopped submitting to parker, so people don't know what to think of this wine. guess the 25 yr track record wasn't enough to push up the value of this wine. extr...
by Marc Lazar
July 15th, 2014, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amusing View of the Wine Bloggers Convention
Replies: 29
Views: 1644

Amusing View of the Wine Bloggers Convention

I've been shocked as to the lack of traction for most wine bloggers. some are great, some good, some awful, but you think at least some consensus would form among a few. outside the trade, and other bloggers however, we almost never have a client ask us about a particular blogger or tell us about so...
by Marc Lazar
July 15th, 2014, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Louis - I think we like you :). My 40th b-day year celebration continues.
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

St. Louis - I think we like you :). My 40th b-day year celebration continues.

have been lucky to try a lot of old ponelle from various sources. this bottle, if reconditioned, was done masterfully. it was so delicate yet vibrant. really the ideal old burg experience. thx nick! the bachelet was arguably the best btl I've every had from the vineyard. commune has some stiff compe...

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