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by scott davis
January 21st, 2021, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2389
Views: 273157

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

Alan Newman wrote: January 21st, 2021, 7:35 pm
scott davis wrote: January 21st, 2021, 7:27 pm YT50 still works for $50 off $150.
Didn't work for me on a .99 wine- are they excluded?
Alan, I think the .97 wines are excluded. The .99 wines should work, but maybe there are exceptions. I used the code on some .99 wines just before my post.
by scott davis
January 21st, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2389
Views: 273157

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

YT50 still works for $50 off $150.
by scott davis
January 16th, 2021, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged
Replies: 65
Views: 4290

Re: UPDATE: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged

Wow. What could happen to a wine to make it look like that?
by scott davis
January 15th, 2021, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L No Longer Shipping to Washington State
Replies: 43
Views: 3037

Re: K&L No Longer Shipping to Washington State

They also stopped shipping to Missouri a few years ago, which meant I had to drop out of their Champagne Club.

According to their web site, they now only ship to Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming.
by scott davis
January 10th, 2021, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9176

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

This is absolutely awful. RIP, Frank.
by scott davis
December 2nd, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25209

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

My eight glasses arrived last week. While each individual two-pack had very good packaging, the box holding the four two-packs had substantial damage when it arrived. Although seven survived the journey, there was one casualty. I e-mailed David with a couple of pictures. He wrote me back so fast I t...
by scott davis
November 16th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 3029

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

One that says "Liquid Farm" on it.

I have an Ah-So and a Durand, but don't usually think of them until it's too late.
by scott davis
November 13th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds
Replies: 32
Views: 2569

Re: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds

While there was no escaping it certainly some areas got denser and longer stayed smoke than other places. I certainly cannot speak for any swath of folks but the Dundee Hills sites were particularly impacted IMO. There’s no winery not dealing with some aspect of it,‘I am quite certain of that. Is t...
by scott davis
October 29th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 147
Views: 14787

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

I’m from Clearwater, and am often back to visit family in the area (though not since COVID). I went into B-21 several years ago, as I had many times, and bought a few bottles of the same wine. After I left the store, I realized I had been overcharged. I called the store, they acknowledged the mista...
by scott davis
October 27th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 147
Views: 14787

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

I’m from Clearwater, and am often back to visit family in the area (though not since COVID). I went into B-21 several years ago, as I had many times, and bought a few bottles of the same wine. After I left the store, I realized I had been overcharged. I called the store, they acknowledged the mistak...
by scott davis
July 26th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Insurance
Replies: 35
Views: 2014

Re: Cellar Insurance

$1K premium for $400K? Damn, my $550 premium for $75K in coverage isn’t looking too good in comparison... My premium is .7% thru AIG. It is a stand alone policy and took more than a few phone calls to obtain. My home insurer doesnt offer coverage and other companies would only offer wine insurance ...
by scott davis
June 24th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3666

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

A 1995 Hendry Zinfandel Block 7 marked the beginning of my wine odyssey somewhere around 21-22 years ago.
by scott davis
May 16th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 8285

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

#10,000 here. I still use classic mode.
by scott davis
April 29th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 61
Views: 2705

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

Cadbury Eggs
by scott davis
March 22nd, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when was entry level Meursault so damn expensive?
Replies: 87
Views: 6142

Re: Since when was entry level Meursault so damn expensive?

mattcitrang wrote: March 22nd, 2020, 12:59 pm Anyone know of the whereabouts of the OP?
Or thunderbucket?
by scott davis
February 24th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: 17 ridge pagani 30 at k&l
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Psa: 17 ridge pagani 30 at k&l

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 24th, 2020, 12:46 pm Not a particularly good use of that coupon, I wouldn’t think.
Yes, I don't disagree. I guess it may depend on how many of those coupons continue to become available.
by scott davis
February 24th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: 17 ridge pagani 30 at k&l
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Psa: 17 ridge pagani 30 at k&l

$27.49 on wine.com if you buy eight (with 100/300).
by scott davis
November 14th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Tercero
Replies: 0
Views: 458

PSA: Tercero

by scott davis
August 18th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1347

Re: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?

Hey! The 14 is a bit more structured than some of my wines, but I don't think it would be any more so in a mag. I think mags last longer because the volume to oxygen ingress over time, is less. As super small amounts of air get into a 750ml, it has a larger effect than the same cork size allowing i...
by scott davis
July 16th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 87
Views: 7355

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

I'm struggling with this. I am a fan of Rhys, especially their chardonnay, but it's tough to dive into $79 California sparkling wine, without even so much as a Frank Murray tasting note out somewhere on the internets. This will probably follow the well-worn decision path of "can't decide, can'...
by scott davis
July 6th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3755

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

The Dean & Deluca near us closed last year. It had been there since 1997.
by scott davis
June 11th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: When Tom Hill comes to town
Replies: 11
Views: 1243

Re: TN: When Tom Hill comes to town

Next time put up the bat signal.
by scott davis
May 24th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Query: Best Value Wine Shops in London?
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Query: Best Value Wine Shops in London?

I've had very good luck with Joe Gilmour at Blast Vintners. I e-mail him a couple of weeks before my trip, and he has the wine delivered to my hotel (small delivery fee). His list is at https://www.blastvintners.com/list. t: + 44 (0) 20 8693 1691 m: + 44 (0) 7967 025 180 e: joe@blastvintners.com Won...
by scott davis
May 21st, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 22172

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

With all that said, the futures allocation is by far the largest allocation with each year's production. Per Allison Mayo, Direct-to-Consumer & Wine Club Sales, "Our Monte Bello production is typically 5,000 cases a year and we allocate 1/3 of production to our Monte Bello Collector member...
by scott davis
May 16th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 22172

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I just joined this year and haven't been offered the Monte Bello yet. Perhaps because I'm brand new and yields appear to be down in 2018, they will wait until May to let me know. Any risk of not getting an allocation at all? I joined Jan 2017 and I'm in the camp that needs to wait til May to hear. ...
by scott davis
May 13th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2420

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

Chris Seiber wrote: May 13th, 2019, 2:52 pm Pobega’d and Coravin’d - why is there a f***ing apostrophe in either one?
Exactly!
by scott davis
March 30th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine
Replies: 27
Views: 1453

Re: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine

This is common when sparkling wineis lose gas pressure. It may be dead. Laws of physics/pressure ? Yes. The normal pressure in a Champagne bottle is 5 - 6 atmospheres (70 - 90 psi). The corks are designed to resist that pressure, the loss of which makes removing them by hand near impossible unless ...
by scott davis
March 10th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Shake Ridge Ranch
Replies: 8
Views: 470

TN: 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Shake Ridge Ranch

The kids are on spring break starting this week, so it seemed like a good night to grill some homemade burgers (even though it’s still only 40 degrees). Nonetheless, this D&R went great with the burgers, and right now, it drinking great on it’s own. 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Shake Ridge Ran...
by scott davis
February 5th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to Cold Heaven Cellars?
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Re: What happened to Cold Heaven Cellars?

I bought some of their 2011 Pinot Noir "Mutchmore" on BD5, and very much enjoyed it.
by scott davis
January 30th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587455

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Coldest day here in 20 years. And the LB offer today is? Rose'. Hurry up summer!
by scott davis
January 30th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years
Replies: 31
Views: 3773

Re: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years

Buyer since the 2005 vintage, and agree with many of the prior comments. The price increases are annoying. I only got one each of the appelation wines this time around, which is my smallest purchase on release since I have been offered an allocation.
by scott davis
November 25th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My breezaire is making ice! Help...
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: My breezaire is making ice! Help...

I suspect low coolant is the culprit. This has happened to me as well.
by scott davis
October 25th, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K and L shipping to certain states
Replies: 25
Views: 2347

Re: K and L shipping to certain states

No more Missouri. I'd been in the Champagne club for years.
by scott davis
October 21st, 2018, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 71
Views: 3838

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

andrew messenger wrote: October 15th, 2018, 9:17 pm Looked up Chubb and AIG. Both seem to be about 1/2% per year. So a $100,000 cellar is $500/yr. Not cheap.
This will vary based on the value of the insured cellar. For a stand-alone policy, insurers will have a minimum premium, which is usually a couple hundred dollars.
by scott davis
October 1st, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 1557

Re: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?

I continue to enjoy the Windy Oaks club for ten years now.
by scott davis
September 2nd, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Kutch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: TN: 2015 Kutch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

I believe the 2014 was a blend from Trout Gulch and Zayante in Santa Cruz Mountains, where the ’15 and ’16 are Sonoma Coast fruit.
by scott davis
July 6th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 7-4-18
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

Wine Impressions 7-4-18

Thank you, Jim. I enjoy your notes.
by scott davis
June 22nd, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine.com "StewardShip" program
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Wine.com "StewardShip" program

From wine.com: StewardShip is an annual membership program. For just $49 a year, you receive: - Free standard shipping on all eligible orders* - No minimum purchase - Ship to yourself or send gifts - Plus exclusive access to new releases! *Bordeaux Futures, Wine Clubs and Corporate Gifts not eligibl...
by scott davis
March 27th, 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3109
Views: 212340

What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Chardonnay Chuy - USA, California, Sonoma County, Moon Mountain (3/27/2018) Bright yellow color, with aromas of lemon, peach, and lees. On the palate, Meyer lemon, honeydew, and vanilla flavors show, with a mineral note that adds cut to the finish. Very nice, especially for da...
by scott davis
February 12th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85542

Official WTSO thread

WesMar Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015 up now for $28.99 with shipping on two. I consider this one of the best WTSO deals in a long time.
by scott davis
February 10th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Limerick Lane 1023
Replies: 4
Views: 283

TN: 2005 Limerick Lane 1023

Rick Oberlin
by scott davis
January 27th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cab (Little Black price adjustment) - Black Cats Need Good Homes!
Replies: 59
Views: 5987

EMH Black Cat Cabernet - Black Cats Need Good Homes!

I have had only 1 order for my multi-vintage Little Black . They are 3 for $150. All EMH fruit - a blend of 2011 and 2012. This bottle also has a unique design...it is a smaller, comical cat with a necktie instead of a necklace. Done in bronze instead of silver or gold. These cats need good homes! ...
by scott davis
December 10th, 2017, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick two from this Swiss wine list!
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Help me pick two from this Swiss wine list!

If you are still there, try Veltlinerkeller. It's in the same area as Pavillon.
by scott davis
December 1st, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Champagne Glasses???
Replies: 69
Views: 3892

Favorite Champagne Glasses???

Gabriel Gold here too. But if those aren't clean, the Riedel Sommeliers Sauternes/Dessert glasses are my second choice.
by scott davis
November 30th, 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Tracking Spreadsheet
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Wine Tracking Spreadsheet

Bdklein wrote: I think you aren't making that last step of clicking on consumed.
I’ve made that mistake. More than once.
by scott davis
November 25th, 2017, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Sandler futures deal
Replies: 26
Views: 1838

PSA: Sandler futures deal

Easy buy.

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