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by Michae1 P0wers
October 26th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Champagne under $40
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: Best Champagne under $40

Peters Reserve Chartogne Cuvee St Anne Wish I could find Peters for that price. Seldom see it under $50 now. Agrapart 7 Crus used to be my go to in this range but it’s now over as well. Still find Dhondt under $40. Bereche is just over the $40 mark. https://www.empirewine.com/wine/pierre-peters-cuv...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 26th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Champagne under $40
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: Best Champagne under $40

Josh Grossman wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 5:44 am
My house champagne is Ployez Jacquemart.
This is also very good for the price. I definitely prefer it to Aubry, which I find too variable. Le Mesnil coop is good in about that price range as well.
by Michae1 P0wers
October 26th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Champagne under $40
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: Best Champagne under $40

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 4:28 am
Peters Reserve
Chartogne Cuvee St Anne
Wish I could find Peters for that price. Seldom see it under $50 now. Agrapart 7 Crus used to be my go to in this range but it’s now over as well. Still find Dhondt under $40. Bereche is just over the $40 mark.
by Michae1 P0wers
October 23rd, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171149

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

$50 off $150 and free shipping at Wineaccess using link: http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30 Krug 168 back in stock for $190 For reasons I don't understand, these never come up as 50 off of 150 for me, but rather as 30 off of 120. I thought it was just me! Nope, me too. The problem with the 30/90...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 23rd, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171149

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

A.Altman wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 4:57 am
$50 off $150 and free shipping at Wineaccess using link:

http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30

Krug 168 back in stock for $190
For reasons I don't understand, these never come up as 50 off of 150 for me, but rather as 30 off of 120.
by Michae1 P0wers
October 23rd, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 702
Views: 76168

Re: Official WTSO thread

Seems like there are some Loire fans on this thread... coming up today: Pascal et Alain Lorieux Chinon 'Thélème' 2018 for $20. 94 points from WE. Any thoughts? Doesn't seem like an amazing deal, but it's hard to find a variety of Chinon. I'm a Loire fan, and my thoughts are that $20, even if not pa...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 23rd, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6441
Views: 375647

Re: de Negoce offer

Dmytro, I have been quite critical of Cam & de Negoce about their shipping/logistics practices, but to blame him/them for UPS missing a delivery time - or even day - is just not reasonable. If it's on their end, it's out of his hands. I will politely disagree. Cam selected UPS as a delivery partner...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 22nd, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2014 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe

John Morris wrote:
October 22nd, 2020, 6:08 am
Hal Blumberg wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 10:40 pm
Had a 2016 Albe last week. Obviously very young but showing well. An absolute steal for $30.

Cheers,

Hal
+1

I found it ok on day 1, and much better on day 2.
I completely agree. Liked it on day one but much better the next day. Paid under $20 with discounts so tremendous value there.
by Michae1 P0wers
October 21st, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 313
Views: 16040

Re: wine.com delivery fail

A few days ago it would give me an error message when I clicked on "my orders" or a particular order. Each time simply backing out and clicking again resolved it. Chat feature is still there for me; still annoyingly pops up for "Jeff" to ask me if he can help me find a great wine. I'm good Jeff. I'm...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 21st, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 313
Views: 16040

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Every order I placed in August shipped intact, as well as a dozen or so orders I placed in the past week. Despite all the fails over the past 1-2 months, it seems like they have pulled through. NY warehouse, FWIW. Same here except from CA. Two orders still in transit but everything so far has been ...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 15th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Organic Sans Soufre....
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Organic Sans Soufre....

I don't know... I mean, there's good wine to be had for $20. It's a failure of the wine business that it's had all the head start but is potentially losing a generation of buyers because they can't figure out how to make the message simple and sexy enough. Now, I can't speak to how successful winc,...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 15th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 82
Views: 3660

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

Seriously, come on folks. I'm sure that there are many on this board who really do enjoy their TJ's wines and should not feel 'shamed' for doing so. To each their own, all . . . Larry, the OP asked and people have answered. I don't think anyone is being too harsh. If there are people who enjoy TJ w...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 13th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 gonon rouge
Replies: 22
Views: 1479

Re: 2018 gonon rouge

He was probably referring to the Les Iles Feray bottle being the "entry level" bottling. Yes. And the entry point is now > $50. Has been really solid for many years but has now gotten pricey with all the rage for Gonon. Yes, those were the days. But if i remember, even back then i was only able to ...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 12th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1520
Views: 87573

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

My Pizzarium (Prati Rome) inspired Pizza Pala done half rosse and half with amazing mortadella, freshly made burrata and organic fennel pollen. The second is just another of my Detroit pizzas. The third is just a plain old Margherita and lastly, my newest, the Crudaiola done with prima sale, smoked...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 12th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale
Replies: 22
Views: 1101

Re: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale

Funny you mention the 450 degrees - I had that in my post but decided to delete it. I may have used my current LC at that temp to make bread, but not even sure about that. I didn't notice the dishwasher detail, but I have never put my LC in the dishwasher. My LC had a plastic handle that eventually...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 12th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171149

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

RMN has 20% off wine.com right now. Selection seems to be at an all time low, having not rebounded after the recent shipping issues, but I picked up three bottles of Chartogne Taillet St. Anne for about $24 each after applying discounts.
by Michae1 P0wers
October 10th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6441
Views: 375647

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone else surprised this hasn't sold out yet. Is it because it's not a Napa Cab? I would've thought this would be sold out pretty quick. Or maybe people are just now realizing how many cases they have and hesitant to buy more lol Could be a little of both, but I think it's mostly that it's not a ...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 9th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: LaTesniere Pineau d'Aunis '18....(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: TN: LaTesniere Pineau d'Aunis '18....(short/boring)

Tried this last night: 1. Pierre Olivier Bonhomme LaTesniere Pineau d'Aunis VdF (11%; Louis-Dressner Slctn) Monthou sur Bievre/Loire 2018 : Very light/almost rose color; rather earthy/loamy/dusty light pencilly/toasty/oak slight cherry/rose petal/floral/Pinotish slight funky/bretty nose; lightly ta...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 9th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale
Replies: 22
Views: 1101

Re: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale

SO, is there stuff SO much better than non-brand name Dutch ovens to justify the expense? That, even at the sales price, is about 4X more than mine. I can't comment on some of the other brands, but I also love my le Creuset. I have a smaller Staub that I like as well, but I've had the LC for ages a...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 8th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 313
Views: 16040

Re: wine.com delivery fail

As a positive data point, I just received a correctly-timed shipping notification for an order I'd placed this summer and held. My previous two orders were delayed by approximately two weeks each, and I'd had to email CS prior to those orders shipping. As I said before, inventory has seemed low, but...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 4th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 313
Views: 16040

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Do you think that you paying 65% “of full ask” is really realistic for long term viability? And, are you still a customer at 85% “of full ask”? As to question #1, I have no idea. Surely not if that discount was offered across the board, but I really doubt most of their buyers are going to that much...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 4th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 313
Views: 16040

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I mentioned this in the other thread, but additional warning signs are: * No big end-of-quarter coupon code push for Q3. The previous 3 quarters have all had massive coupon code campaigns to drive additional user acquisitions and sales. This one was relatively tame by comparison * Inventory on the ...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 1st, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: deNegoce email re: heat stabilization
Replies: 30
Views: 1812

Re: deNegoce email re: heat stabilization

Why offer shipping holds at all if you are going to ship when it is in the 90s? If shipping when temperatures are in the 90s was not a risk, holding for shipping wouldn't even be a thing.
by Michae1 P0wers
September 21st, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 801
Views: 41699

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Jidhin R. wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 7:51 am
5% back on Rakuten for that extra savings!
Just FYI, the Rakuten rebate states that it is only for first time customers. They did pay when I pushed on this but not sure that would work more than once.
by Michae1 P0wers
September 20th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1499

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

The '14 version of this is absolutely killer. I've had three bottles this summer and can't seem to keep my hands off them. Just received a case of Thebaud ‘14s. Opened the first bottle last night and enjoyed half as apero. Will finish the other half this eve. Brilliant wine and would bury many Chab...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 18th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 1104

Re: Another Best Pizza List

I can't believe they left out the real Original Ray's pizza - the one on 11th. [wink.gif] Only one local place on the list (many deserving of consideration), and it's one I've been to dozens of times over the years, yet I've never had their pizza - everyone knows that the thing to get at Frank & He...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 17th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 313
Views: 16040

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Just curious. What makes you guys so sure that they'll lose millions for the cooked wine? I have no direct knowledge, and no dealings with wine.com. But I'd suspect they will resell the wine to another customer. I wouldn't even think of ordering "replacement wine" without somehow identifying the bo...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 17th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6441
Views: 375647

Re: de Negoce offer

I still find the WB obsession with low ABV so interesting...is this a common thread amongst wine aficionados? I'd say its common enough. Certainly there are plenty who really love the big, bold wines, however, there are many are also many who are put off by both high ABV and the level of ripeness t...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 13th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 313
Views: 16040

Re: wine.com delivery fail

funny how you spew out rules about signatures required like you know what you are talking about, yet for 6 months the COVID situation has the drivers just ask for an ID. The only delivery service that has actually asked me for an ID is GSO and that was on one delivery only, not the subsequent ones....
by Michae1 P0wers
September 11th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1499

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

Any thoughts on the Briord 17? I bought some based on early comments, haven't touched them yet, but the more recent Cellartracker notes, while positive, seem to imply that its from a "riper" vintage than normal and not quite it's normally electric self. I haven't found that to be the case with the ...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 11th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1499

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

I missed this thread the first time around, apparently ... nice note, Dennis. I liked this wine about as much as you did (assuming we score wines similarly), but I actually prefer the Briords. The Thebaud struck me as being on the softer side of Muscadet, whereas the Briords (particularly from '15)...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 11th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1499

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

The '14 version of this is absolutely killer. I've had three bottles this summer and can't seem to keep my hands off them.
by Michae1 P0wers
September 11th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 190
Views: 15668

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

Michael_H wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Michae1 P0wers wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 11:48 am
Does anyone know if these can be picked up at a Domaine location instead of shipped?
I've purchased ~20 weinboxes from the Chicago location. I'd recommend calling your local Domaine first - they are really easy to get here in Chicago though. Highly recommend them.
Awesome, thanks.
by Michae1 P0wers
September 10th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 190
Views: 15668

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

Does anyone know if these can be picked up at a Domaine location instead of shipped?
by Michae1 P0wers
September 9th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6441
Views: 375647

Re: de Negoce offer

RC is one of the top producers in Napa at any price. Not sure why they never achieved cult status, but their wines are impeccable. I was surprised to see negative chatter on this one. It's funny how people get hung up on extremely high price as an absolute indicator of quality. Robert Craig consist...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 8th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 15614

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 2:34 pm
The peters stuff was interesting but decided to pass after ultramarine this am
The Peters offer was very tempting.
by Michae1 P0wers
September 8th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171149

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

Wine.com just delivered a $200 bottle of 2016 Vietti Ravera to my house in 90 degree heat. I had scheduled this delivery for October 2 when I know the weather will be cooler. The bottle was warm to the touch. I called their customer service number where a robo-message informed me there was no one a...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 7th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FRENCH PIZZA
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: FRENCH PIZZA

Looks good Martin. I thought this might be a thread for pissaladiere, which I think of as a sort of Provençal pizza, and of which I am quite fond. Your pizza looks excellent regardless.
by Michae1 P0wers
September 7th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10366

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Honestly, at this point, 90% of the time a person, business or government tells you something can’t happen because of COVID, that isn’t the actual reason. Everyone just knows it’s the card they can play and most people will feel like you can’t argue with it. “Sorry we had to lay you off, but it’s b...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 5th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine du Coulet Cornas Brise Cailloux + Weird Cork!
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine du Coulet Cornas Brise Cailloux + Weird Cork!

Cornelissen uses similar corks. I’ve enjoyed Coulet’s entry level syrah in the past, Petit Ours Brun. Sounds like a similar style to the wine you describe actually.
by Michae1 P0wers
September 3rd, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 801
Views: 41699

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Well, 30 min into YESTERDAY and I'm already finished my first glass. I decanted for 6 hours. Fantastic. Had a bottle last night and I agree that it is quality. I'm not a big Napa cab drinker, but really enjoyed it. Really disjointed after an hour or twoof air but massively improved after over 4-5 h...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 3rd, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 112
Views: 6557

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

My update to this thread is that I bought a Behmor years ago, used it maybe twenty times, and it has proceeded to sit unused in the basement since. Ultimately found the time commitment of roasting was not worth it for me and just returned to buying beans from local shops. I did enjoy it and the resu...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 3rd, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need some great tomato recipes
Replies: 42
Views: 1211

Re: Help - I need some great tomato recipes

When I used to have more tomatoes than I knew what do do with, I would make tomato jam, slow cooking them down with some sugar and a touch of vinegar, a touch of crushed red pepper and of course salt and pepper. Goes great with homemade ricotta or some other cheese on crackers or good bread. For the...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 2nd, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6441
Views: 375647

Re: de Negoce offer

^ Basically this. Matthew is still participating in other threads, so not gone. Perhaps this is just a sabbatical from the dN thread. This thread has been bizarre, and somewhat fascinating. While never reaching a truly toxic level, it became acrimonious quickly and stayed that way. The most interest...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 1st, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171149

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

As an FYI, WineAccess is currently 10% cashback on Rakuten. Some great deals to be had when stacked with referral / new site coupons and the AmEx offer. Link for $30 or $50 off for new customers: PM for referral code Link for $50 off $200 for new or existing customers: http://wineaccess.com/newsite...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 1st, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171149

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

Had an interesting exchange with Rakuten regarding a recent order. They did not credit me with a purchase, so I started an inquiry. They responded with: "Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, Cash Back is available for new customers only." with a link to the T&C. That seemed very strange but upon...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 31st, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6441
Views: 375647

Re: de Negoce offer

Reading the recent pages of this thread over the last 20 min has led me to a few conclusions. It's likely Constant. $18 for No.40 is a great price as the juice is well worth the squeeze. The synthetic corks will last 15 or so years Vs. 10 which is nice to know. Lastly, I'll never get 18 of the last...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 30th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6441
Views: 375647

Re: de Negoce offer

Why is this such a concern? I have a much higher degree of confidence in these bottles with a modern closure rather than a piece of cork. Historically there have been many problems with synthetic corks. What is now being offered may be better, but even 10-15 years ago there were many instances of g...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 29th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6441
Views: 375647

Re: de Negoce offer

Okay, so #20 does have things in common with the Mr. Evans notes (https://www.royestate.com/wines/mr-evans-proprietary-red) but not everything. Beaucanon did seem to be a better fit, but I'm really interested in how Timothy's sleuthing led to Roy. Beaucanon had *everything*. Mr. Evans is not an org...

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