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I got a gift today of 6 assorted reds from a company called "Naked Wines" dot com.
Includes:
David Akiyoshi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg 2013
Coloma Old Scary Zinfandel El Dorado 2013
F. Stephen Miller Zinfandel Amador 2013
Jc Van Staden Petite Sirah, Lodi 2013
E. Gordon Kolbe Red Wine, California 2013
99 Barrels Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013.

Anyone had any of this? Comments?
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Originally posted by GregT:
I thought that was like a British wine club? Are they just randomly sending stuff out to people? Worst case, I guess you have a case of cooking wine.


I wasn't clear...sorry. A friend sent me these wines, purchasing them from this company. The company didn't make the gift, the friend did.
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Originally posted by irwin:
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Originally posted by GregT:
I thought that was like a British wine club? Are they just randomly sending stuff out to people? Worst case, I guess you have a case of cooking wine.


I wasn't clear...sorry. A friend sent me these wines, purchasing them from this company. The company didn't make the gift, the friend did.


Thee represent and sell for a bunch of small wineries that do not have a distribution budget. They list everything at a huge discount like WTSO but have no idea how they get these prices. Nothing has been rated by a known wine tatser as close as I can figure
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
Thee represent and sell for a bunch of small wineries that do not have a distribution budget. They list everything at a huge discount like WTSO but have no idea how they get these prices. Nothing has been rated by a known wine tatser as close as I can figure


Agreed. I wouldn't take a chance...more likely plonk than not.
I've heard of this company but I can't recall if they've ever contacted me. I think they have but I'm not 100% sure. Here's how it works for the winery. The offer is that you supply a large number of cases (@500) at some price under $60 a case and preferably lower. So wine that's $3-$5 wholesale or $8-$10 retail. You must then also agree to have up to the same amount you supplied for reorder, although they won't actually commit to buying that wine, you simply have to commit that you have it.

That leads to two likely scenarios for where the wine actually comes from:

1. A winery that grossly over produced and is stuck with a large amount of back inventory they can't move. Not unusual especially for new wineries. There's one story a friend winemaker of mine has of a winery that produced 1200 cases of Sauvignon Blanc their first year and sold 20.

2. Wine picked up on the bulk market and custom labeled just for a wine club like this.

I didn't do any really research to see what the case is here, but you could look up who owns those brand names and figure out which is more likely. I did just do a Google search for '99 barrels' and the only thing that came up was related to Naked Wines which makes me guess it's scenario two as it does not seem to be what most of us would call a 'real' winery.
Yeah. The cooking wine might be best case if what Paul says is true. And it conflicts entirely with the story the puff piece tries to create but doesn't come right out and say.

I know there's a lot of bulk juice around and you can get clean skins for low prices - that's how BevMo and Trader Joe's and other places get those wines nobody ever heard of.

In the long run, Gormley says NakedWines wants to do for winemakers what has happened to chefs. “30 years ago, chefs were hidden behind a kitchen door, (but) now the chef is the restaurant,”

Um, if the "chefs" are the equivalent of line cooks in a mess hall, I guess that's right.

"Got fifteen thousand sailors to feed tonight boys, let's get cooking!"
Irwin, a few years ago, my education-law attorney garnered us a very favorable outcome for our autistic son, against a soulless, bureaucratic school district of the type that would give George Orwell the shivers.
We were extremely grateful, and on top of his fee, I gifted him with one of my best bottles (at the time).
So I'm wondering, but I'll give your friend the benefit of the doubt that he just doesn't know anything about wine.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Irwin, a few years ago, my education-law attorney garnered us a very favorable outcome for our autistic son, against a soulless, bureaucratic school district of the type that would give George Orwell the shivers.
We were extremely grateful, and on top of his fee, I gifted him with one of my best bottles (at the time).
So I'm wondering, but I'll give your friend the benefit of the doubt that he just doesn't know anything about wine.


I had a client send me a cheesecake once. It was fabulous.Another guy brought beets. A third brought some bluefish he had just caught.

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