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by c fu
January 21st, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)
Replies: 23
Views: 997

Re: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)

I think Russ is being much too sensitive here. I understand the want to protect and defend one’s business, but there are no allegations here against winebid. There are Logical statements made as to finding the best provenance one can in order to reduce risk. It’s not the first time he chimes in to ...
by c fu
January 21st, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru for Spam
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Grand Cru for Spam

issue is resolved. topic locked
by c fu
January 21st, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)
Replies: 23
Views: 997

Re: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)

I think Russ is being much too sensitive here. I understand the want to protect and defend one’s business, but there are no allegations here against winebid. There are Logical statements made as to finding the best provenance one can in order to reduce risk. It’s not the first time he chimes in to ...
by c fu
January 20th, 2021, 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Has anyone been to Hawaii lately?
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Has anyone been to Hawaii lately?

What is the "full hawaii experience"? We were hoping to do a snorkeling/whale watching excursion, luau, volcano hikes, etc. Glad to hear that the restaurants are open for business and most of the visitors are respecting the mask policy. we snorkeled - i saw there were whale watching excur...
by c fu
January 20th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Has anyone been to Hawaii lately?
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Has anyone been to Hawaii lately?

What is the "full hawaii experience"? We were on Oahu during the holidays, everything was open for what we wanted to do. Every restaurant was opened, there was indoor dining (you'd have to agree to contact tracing first) with well spaced out tables. Certain amenities at the hotel were clos...
by c fu
January 19th, 2021, 6:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)
Replies: 23
Views: 997

Re: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)

I had never heard of this bottling. Just saw it on WineBid today and my jaw dropped. It’s not my preference to buy such a bottle from WineBid. I’d rather buy from a WB’er who can tell me more about the provenance than “stored in temperature controlled cellar” or similar. there's a certain cost incl...
by c fu
January 19th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.
Replies: 30
Views: 1789

Re: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.

yowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwsers
by c fu
January 19th, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13303

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Sonoma Coast + Summa + Old Vines. Check check and check! Hiding them into the dark corners of my cellar and letting them age.
by c fu
January 14th, 2021, 10:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 246
Views: 21180

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Anyone want to chime in with suggestions (based on prior year participating vendors) of classic "big" cabs? After going down a bunch of different roads (zins, natural wine, funky stuff, old world, etc.,), it's what we tend to want to open most often these days. I opened a Salt+Vine cab fr...
by c fu
January 13th, 2021, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13303

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

I am actively hiding away my RM pinots so I don’t touch them. They are so damn good with a decade on em
by c fu
January 13th, 2021, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4224

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Now I want to see for myself. It would be interesting to include it in a blind Northern Rhône styled Syrah tasting. Sometime’s it’s interesting to compare styles and value with blind tastings, but I think you would be leaving experience on the table using Allemand in a blind tasting. Whether it’s w...
by c fu
January 13th, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2187

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

well, i like cote-rotie a lot, so i'm still interested lol. these two sentences did standout: I think we all know the 2015 Benetiere story and the highly variable bottles. Then the long delay in the 2016 release which ultimately ended up with none of it being imported. the acknowledgment or at leas...
by c fu
January 11th, 2021, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir

Like you said - their wine making did a good job tempering the power. Their 15s are delicious
by c fu
January 11th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2806

Re: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

Araujo sold their winery and then created accendo
by c fu
January 10th, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austin Hope, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2110

Re: Austin Hope, anyone?

I'm on the email list for a coffee shop next to my house and suddenly they've been spamming me with offers selling this wine.
by c fu
January 6th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4484

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

I took a second mortgage on my home to buy ‘82 Bordeaux and bought almost 100 cases. They have provided me with 40 years of drinking pleasure, with more to go. Couldn’t ask for anything more. That’s extraordinary. Wow. Kudos to you. Should the youngsters do that with 2016? I'm going to mortgage you...
by c fu
January 6th, 2021, 10:28 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 13
Views: 970

Re: FS: Sold

What was sold? I also find this insanely annoying. Never seen anything like it on any other forum platform. I don’t get why they would still get contacted if it said sold? I wasn't trying to contact the seller in an attempt to purchase wine that was already listed as "sold"....... My poin...
by c fu
January 4th, 2021, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: TN: 2016 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

roughly same price as last year, it's the secondary market that pushed it to $300+. But it's pushed most of the vintages to 300+
by c fu
January 2nd, 2021, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd auction for a 1999 SQN on eBay for $30k
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: Odd auction for a 1999 SQN on eBay for $30k

It’s a buy it now. Not auction. Wonder how much they’d get at an auction house
by c fu
January 1st, 2021, 4:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1204
Views: 71554

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I'm going to Anajak Thai this Saturday night - he does a Thai omakase - two seatings a night from Friday-sunday in the alleyway. Cool spot with nice hip hop soundtracks. Something he started doing in the last month. Heavily seafood focused. Do you know if they're still doing this? My wife loves Tha...
by c fu
December 31st, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4224

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Meh. Lol @ underpriced at $375. Are you nuts? Same as Gonon, it is one of this board's darling. It is certainly very good, but not THAT good. People are just caught in the hype. I tasted a Reynards 2005 three weeks ago and volatile was just unbearable. We were 8 that night and we didn't finish the ...
by c fu
December 30th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Holiday Wines - Gonon VV, Allemand, Dauvissat & Many Others
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Holiday Wines - Gonon VV, Allemand, Dauvissat & Many Others

Awesome on the 2010 gonon VV. one of the best rhones I've tasted in the last year or so. Release price last year on the 2010 Gonon VV was only $130~! Deal in a half!
by c fu
December 30th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock -
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock - 25% off all orders with code CLAYFU - order asap for holiday delivery

gene keenan wrote: December 25th, 2020, 12:27 am just ordered 200 grams for New Years... Addict.
Thanks gene!
by c fu
December 30th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2187

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Charlie, I just dipped my toes into the 15's, not wanting to risk it. I'll sample a few 2017's based on your TN; I had intended to skip them. Hopefully Robert waits to list them until I end my spending moratorium. I also haven't bought Chidaine since the 2014 fiasco left me holding way more than I'...
by c fu
December 29th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2187

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

C. Keller wrote: December 29th, 2020, 6:26 am Any idea when this hits the US market?
Panzer told me sale will be next month some time, but won't hit the market until post tariffs most likely. Not sure about any other importer
by c fu
December 28th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2187

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Alan Rath wrote: December 28th, 2020, 9:27 pm Cool note, looking forward to the follow up. One question: can a flurry linger? John Morris will want to know neener
I don't know and I don't care. [snort.gif]
by c fu
December 28th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2187

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Can I exchange my bottles of 15 for 17? I am glad to hear that they sound back on track, but seriously not sure whether I jump back in after that thousand dollar 2015 fiasco. i thought you didn't have issues with the 15s when you opened yours? (i'm re-reading the 2015 thread). I know Alfert enjoyed...
by c fu
December 28th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2187

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Do you know more about the story with the 2016s? I don't really understand why a release delay wouldn't just mean an importation delay rather than nothing getting imported at all. I'm sure Robert can speak to his decision on not bringing it in, but I don't know why the Source didn't. I don't think ...
by c fu
December 28th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2187

TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (12/28/2020) I think we all know the 2015 Benetiere story and the highly variable bottles. Then the long delay in the 2016 release which ultimately ended up with none of it being imported. Rumors abound ...
by c fu
December 28th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged
Replies: 65
Views: 4252

Re: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged

Jorge: This was purchased June 2020 (so only a few months ago). I just went back to the listing and reviewed the conditions (1ssos 2vhs 2vlbsl). I do recall being aware that one bottle condition did acknowledge slight seepage. I know the risks involved in purchasing auction wine. I was just really ...
by c fu
December 25th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leroy Savignys
Replies: 43
Views: 2578

Re: Leroy Savignys

Can anyone clarify the Leroy Narbanton vineyard ownership? Does she make a Domain and a Negociant wine? Or just one? Or varies by year? Between her web site and Cellar Tracker things aren’t very clear. Domaine wine. Where the plot exists is anyone's guess. Maybe William will know. I think there's o...
by c fu
December 17th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this
Replies: 34
Views: 3309

Re: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this

JDavisRoby wrote: December 17th, 2020, 9:17 am
C. Keller wrote: December 17th, 2020, 7:09 am
JDavisRoby wrote: December 17th, 2020, 5:18 am

Link to IG?
Do you follow Clay? That's where I saw it on my phone
Fu? I thought I did. But guess not anymore.
:(
by c fu
December 17th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock -
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock - 25% off all orders with code CLAYFU - order asap for holiday delivery

Thanks for the order josh!

Highly recommend ordering ASAP for holiday delivery!
by c fu
December 16th, 2020, 12:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this
Replies: 34
Views: 3309

Re: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this

Otto Forsberg wrote: December 15th, 2020, 11:56 pm Napa bubblies got me big time :D
The peak of this video
by c fu
December 15th, 2020, 11:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this
Replies: 34
Views: 3309

Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this



My friend Cameron Hughes (not that Cameron Hughes) sent me over this little meme he made. I’ve watched it 6-7 times and it speaks to me every time.

Also original is one of the funnier Key & Peele skits
by c fu
December 15th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rudy on Instagram
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: Rudy on Instagram

Who cares, it's just a fake profile.
by c fu
December 14th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock -
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock - 25% off all orders with code CLAYFU - order asap for holiday delivery

All orders above $185 are free shipping (previously it was $300) I'm not sure if it's on purpose or not, but if you order a 50g Schrenckii with the discount code, you get shipping tacked on, which basically undoes the discount. Correct The 25% code brings it under the $185 threshold for free shippi...
by c fu
December 14th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock -
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock -

We just received our newest shipment today for caviar for the holidays. We stocked up on 100g Kaluga which seems to be the most popular right now! https://astreacaviar.com/collections/frontpage Shipping costs All orders above $185 are free shipping (previously it was $300) For orders below $185 (pr...
by c fu
December 13th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you rather...
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: Would you rather...

Just drank a 2017 Lafon Charmes - needs some age to integrate the oak but it's quite electric
by c fu
December 13th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3364

Re: Never received shipment

My solution to this problem is to maintain a UPS box. My wine deliveries go to my local UPS store and they are received by the staff and held for me. I also ship anything valuable (like an iPhone) to my UPS box. That way I don't have to worry about not being home and/or having a package left on my ...
by c fu
December 13th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4548

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

How do they get the wine into those wide mouth bottles without oxygen Being a concern? The wines had just been blended for bottling and hit with SO2, so they actually were showing a lot of reduction despite the small bottles and corresponding O2 exposure. From WS “ These are straight from the tank,...
by c fu
December 12th, 2020, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4548

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

larry schaffer wrote: December 12th, 2020, 10:03 pm Question - were the kits sent overnight or Fed Ex Ground? How far in advance did you receive the package? And was it packed with ice packs or?

Cheers
Overnight. No ice packs (it’s cold nowadays). Day before.
by c fu
December 12th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4548

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

James Lyon wrote: December 12th, 2020, 7:22 pm So, I was kinda drifting between the tasting and watching UNC versus Miami and UTK versus Vandy, but did I hear something about a Berserker Cuvee at the end of the tasting?
maybe
by c fu
December 12th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4548

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

my notes My impressions. Drank the pinots over the course of two hours then pulled the Chardonnay from the fridge and drank another two hours. Left 2oz of each for the zoom call. All the wines showed significantly better after air. If you just pop and pour out of the fridge you’re going to get a rea...
by c fu
December 12th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4548

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

Is WB pushing Walter Scott now? Todd had a very similar post [snort.gif] Honestly really disappointed I didn't jump on this... Yeah, apparently Charlie is too busy to read my post on the same topic. [snort.gif] Todd, I will admit that I had different reactions to the thread titles . . . [whistle.gi...
by c fu
December 12th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4548

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

Just heard about this on the Berserkers Zoom tonight. For sure innovative idea. Hopefully they sell some wines and get new customers. This was targeted to current customers on the email list. You had to pay $100 per pack so I’m guessing if they weren’t already buying it they wouldn’t have done the ...
by c fu
December 12th, 2020, 1:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4548

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

for those of you that got the barrel tasting kit, i HIGHLY recommend opening it a few hours in advance and pouring 1oz off before tasting. the wines are starving for oxygen since they were pulled from tank - they open up significantly over time. I tasted around 2oz from each of the nine bottlings an...
by c fu
December 11th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4548

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

Just heard about this on the Berserkers Zoom tonight. For sure innovative idea. Hopefully they sell some wines and get new customers. This was targeted to current customers on the email list. You had to pay $150 per pack so I’m guessing if they weren’t already buying it they wouldn’t have done the ...
by c fu
December 11th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4548

Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting

Since Walter Scott isn't taking groups for tasting right now they decided to try out a virtual method of having people barrel taste their 2019 vintage. This is definitely next level - they offered 100 tasting kits filled with their nine 2019 SVD wines with snacks. I guess I wasn't expecting much but...

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