Wine Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Rabid, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    I actually enjoyed the back and forth with the Somm. Ended up doing a 1/2 bottle of white and 1/2 bottle of red. Not sure how else they’re supposed to make a recommendation without a price range?
     
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  2. Rabid

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    I felt the same. There was a price component but also what styles, regions, etc do you like. The only negative for us was they gave us a bottle of something I had in my cellar (probably a good sign of interpreting). They gave us a really good .375 of Bordeaux I wasn’t familiar with and have since bought (Chateau Fonplegade).
     
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  3. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    Mondavi To-Kalon 2017 for $99 on Last Bottle
     
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  4. Gallant Knight

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    when mondavi says to kalon it doesn't always mean its from the actual to kalon vineyard.

    seems like suckling enjoyed it though
     
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  5. Yung/Embree

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    Suckling hands out 93+ pts like fucking turkeys at Thanksgiving
     
  6. Vito Corleone

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    Suckling's scale starts at 90
     
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  7. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    Arnot-Roberts fall release today.

    Snagged a mag of Watson and Trout Gulch.
     
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  8. Yung/Embree

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    Went light on Arnot-Roberts after the Bechmark bin sale last week and generally trying to slow down spending.
     
  9. stexraider

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    I don’t know if you guys are using VinoVest but I have been and it’s been a great experience… I wish I had the resources to start a project like this … I still have a few entrepreneurial wine industry ideas floating around in my head but I’m still around a year away from getting them going. Anyway… BoL

    https://vinovest.co/signup?grsf=a51hhd

    Use the link above if you want to join up and you can get some free stuff… if you don’t use a referral link… you don’t.
     
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  10. Gallant Knight

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    you can do the same thing on
    so they buy wine for you and then you hope it appreciates over time?
     
  11. stexraider

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    They’re buying bottles that you can’t get access to… and yes you hope they appreciate… but if you ever want any of the bottles that have been stored on your behalf you can “cash out” and have them sent to you.
     
  12. Gallant Knight

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    like what bottles? european shit?
     
  13. stexraider

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    Can be a lot of First Growths, and a lot of Burgundies, yes… they buy the wine they think will appreciate the most but as you have more money with them you can customize your portfolio more
     
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  14. Yung/Embree

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    There isn't a single wine on there that everyone on here couldn't get access to if they really wanted.
     
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  15. Gallant Knight

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    Almost anything is available on WineBid if you check every week for a couple of months
     
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  16. Yung/Embree

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    ^^ very true. Between WineBid, K&L, Morrell, Crush, the big upstate NY stores, Verve, Flickinger, HDH, Flatiron, Wine Solutions, and many many more there are maybe 3-4 SKUs that you'll struggle to find. Even then, you'll find them with enough effort.
     
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  17. Menelaus

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    You’re essentially just paying for the temp control storage right?
     
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  18. Gallant Knight

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    Winebid stores bottles for like 50 cents a month
     
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  19. stexraider

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    I can also mow my own lawn, wash my own car, manage my own money… but I don’t have the time or inclination to spend that kind of time tracking them down and storing them, or figuring out which I think will appreciate more than another… yeesh. If you do and love it… go for it.
     
  20. Rusty Shackleford

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    We are in Annapolis right now and found an awesome wine store. Got this to drink this afternoon.
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    And found this. Initially I wasn’t going to get it but went back and got a bottle for myself and our friends. We visited the winery together and have opened a couple of these for special occasions. I don’t go crazy for naps cabs but this one holds some good memories and my wife loves it.
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    Also how cool are these carriers that they had to so they could go in my luggage.


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  21. stexraider

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    I adore Spottswoode
     
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  22. stexraider

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    Bought a bottle of Jarvis Cab today… heard a lot about it since it’s a Tchelstcheff made wine
     
  23. Yung/Embree

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    I mean, I would say that if you're a wine enthusiast who is also looking to get into collecting then spending the time to track them down and research what will appreciate the most is at least half the fun. If it's just an investment and nothing else, then yeah, I can see how annoying that would be.

    But do you, to anyone.
     
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  24. Tro lo lo

    Tro lo lo You kids must be from the suburbs.
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    Where?
     
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  25. Rabid

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    FLX provisions is good.
     
  26. Yung/Embree

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    Cellar d'Or, Saratoga, Westchester Wine, Rye Brook are all good.
     
  27. Menelaus

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    Grapes in White Plains is incredible. Deliver to my door in city too
     
  28. Rabid

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    I opened my last 750 mL of 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot tonight, a DDO Laurene I bought on my first trip with my wife (then gf). I can’t say it benefited from aging to 13 vs say 7 years but it was great nonetheless. What a vintage.
     
  29. Struggler

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    Healdsburg family I know isn’t harvesting their grapes this year. Acres of grapes and no one is buying.
    No idea if this is common or just a result of all the smoke this year.
     
  30. Vito Corleone

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    CA has an oversupply problem throughout the state (even ultra premium grapes) and has had one for a couple years now. Smoke could be an issue, but a lot of producers are trying to claim smoke taint for insurance purposes in hopes of making more money off that than selling to a secondary market or not harvesting.
     
  31. Menelaus

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    Delivery day…pardon the messy apartment

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  32. roggins

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    Start 5 days in Napa/Sonoma next Wednesday. Pray for my liver.
     
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  34. Rabid

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    Delivery season is good. 2 6-pack (DePonte & Andremily) deliveries today and a case (Reynvaan) on Friday.
     
  35. Yung/Embree

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    Work dinner at Jean Georges last night went...well. IMG_1934.jpeg IMG_1932.jpeg IMG_1930.jpeg
     
  36. pperc

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  37. Yung/Embree

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    Yup, NYC location.
     
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  38. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
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    Departing day from Napa/Sonoma today, and I’m crushed. What a trip:

    Food:

    Mustard’s Grill
    Napa Wine Train
    Dry Creek General Store
    FARM at Carneros
    Vineburg Deli
    The French Laundry
    SingleThread

    Wineries:

    Charles Krug
    V. Sattui
    Cast
    Dry Creek
    Viszlay
    Merriam
    Pine Ridge
    Gundlach Bundschu
    Imagery
     
  39. roggins

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    Ha. I did the wine train yesterday. Got Palmaz and Castello di Amorosa today. Brix or Farmhouse for dinner.
     
  40. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
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    Did you have Alicia and Jacob on the train?
     
  41. roggins

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    We had Jorge as the lead and Rosie. Fun times.
     
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  42. Gallant Knight

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    You are going to LOVE palmaz
     
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  43. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
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    For the record, SingleThread was significantly better than The French Laundry. Food, service, ambiance, presentation, all of it. Significantly better.
     
  44. Gallant Knight

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    Maybe I’m spoiled by living in Houston but I’ve never had an *amazing* meal in Napa
     
  45. Yung/Embree

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    Singlethread is the best meal I've had in the States.
     
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  46. Boo MFer!

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    It was phenomenal.
     
  47. roggins

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    Awesome place. Bought way too much. Now a club member.
     
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  48. Gallant Knight

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    Haha I am a proud brasas club member
     
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