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mimik posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

 Nicely done, Bomba!

i won a couple of lots at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra charity auction. I stopped attending these in 2014 because the hammer prices were silly, so I was surprised on Thursday that many lots went for relatively reasonable prices, and some were steals. There’s also no buyers’ premium or sales tax at these charity auctions.

1 x 2000 Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Granbussia

1 x 1996 Aurelio Settimo Barolo Rocche

1 x 1998 Batasiolo Barolo Vigneto Corda Della Briccolina

1 x 2004 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppi

1 x 1997 Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga Gaiun

1 x 1990 Produttori del Barbaresco Asili

3 x 1996 Isole e Olena Cepparello

1 x 1997 Isole e Olena Cepparello

The Cepparello were in one lot, and the rest were a second lot. I got the Barolo/Barbaresco for WS low, but paid CAD... so I basically paid 25% less than WS low. ($1 CAD = $0.75 USD)

Nice lots, Sunnylea57!

Nicely done Sunny.  Some other friends won some lots there.  I gave up on it because of the stupid hammer prices in recent years.  Maybe enough people stayed away that there were some more reasonable prices... Might give it another try next year. 

 

vincentric posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

i won a couple of lots at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra charity auction.

Nicely done Sunny.  Some other friends won some lots there.  I gave up on it because of the stupid hammer prices in recent years.  Maybe enough people stayed away that there were some more reasonable prices... Might give it another try next year. 

I bid on, or was going to bid on, perhaps 10 different lots. Most lots easily surpassed my max bid. But the mixed lot of Barolo/Barbaresco was an anomaly. I was surprised I got it at the price I did. BTW I opened the first bottle a few nights ago (the Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun) and it was singing.

My impression was that most lots went for fair market value (which was more than I was willing to pay because I'm a bargain hunter).

sunnylea57 posted:
vincentric posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

i won a couple of lots at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra charity auction.

Nicely done Sunny.  Some other friends won some lots there.  I gave up on it because of the stupid hammer prices in recent years.  Maybe enough people stayed away that there were some more reasonable prices... Might give it another try next year. 

I bid on, or was going to bid on, perhaps 10 different lots. Most lots easily surpassed my max bid. But the mixed lot of Barolo/Barbaresco was an anomaly. I was surprised I got it at the price I did. BTW I opened the first bottle a few nights ago (the Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun) and it was singing.

My impression was that most lots went for fair market value (which was more than I was willing to pay because I'm a bargain hunter).

Well done Sunny!

 

vincentric posted:
sunnylea57 posted:
vincentric posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

i won a couple of lots at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra charity auction.

Nicely done Sunny.  Some other friends won some lots there.  I gave up on it because of the stupid hammer prices in recent years.  Maybe enough people stayed away that there were some more reasonable prices... Might give it another try next year. 

I bid on, or was going to bid on, perhaps 10 different lots. Most lots easily surpassed my max bid. But the mixed lot of Barolo/Barbaresco was an anomaly. I was surprised I got it at the price I did. BTW I opened the first bottle a few nights ago (the Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun) and it was singing.

My impression was that most lots went for fair market value (which was more than I was willing to pay because I'm a bargain hunter).

Well done Sunny!

Sadly, the second bottle from that lot, a 1990 Produttori Asili, was completely shot. All brown sugar and soy. 

ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
38 x 2014 Ch de Santenay Mercurey Vielle Vignes
5 x 1792 Full Proof
1 x Elmer T Lee

I find the 1792 full proof undrinkable. Way too hot.

Jim Murray thinks you’re a wuss..... 

Ok score chaser. Have you actually had it? I've poured it to multiple friends that agreed. Tried to use in cocktails as no one wants to drink it and it Didn't even make a good old fashioned. So many better bourbons out there 

bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
38 x 2014 Ch de Santenay Mercurey Vielle Vignes
5 x 1792 Full Proof
1 x Elmer T Lee

I find the 1792 full proof undrinkable. Way too hot.

Jim Murray thinks you’re a wuss..... 

Ok score chaser. Have you actually had it? I've poured it to multiple friends that agreed. Tried to use in cocktails as no one wants to drink it and it Didn't even make a good old fashioned. So many better bourbons out there 

Yes.  I like it.  Don’t think it’s the best in the world, but it’s a far cry from undrinkable.  

Ask our mutual friend how many 1792 FP store picks he has bunkered.......

ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
38 x 2014 Ch de Santenay Mercurey Vielle Vignes
5 x 1792 Full Proof
1 x Elmer T Lee

I find the 1792 full proof undrinkable. Way too hot.

Jim Murray thinks you’re a wuss..... 

Ok score chaser. Have you actually had it? I've poured it to multiple friends that agreed. Tried to use in cocktails as no one wants to drink it and it Didn't even make a good old fashioned. So many better bourbons out there 

Yes.  I like it.  Don’t think it’s the best in the world, but it’s a far cry from undrinkable.  

Ask our mutual friend how many 1792 FP store picks he has bunkered.......

It's ok to like different things. I prefer my bourbon well under 100 proof. Don't like Pappy 10 for same reason

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bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
38 x 2014 Ch de Santenay Mercurey Vielle Vignes
5 x 1792 Full Proof
1 x Elmer T Lee

I find the 1792 full proof undrinkable. Way too hot.

Jim Murray thinks you’re a wuss..... 

Ok score chaser. Have you actually had it? I've poured it to multiple friends that agreed. Tried to use in cocktails as no one wants to drink it and it Didn't even make a good old fashioned. So many better bourbons out there 

Yes.  I like it.  Don’t think it’s the best in the world, but it’s a far cry from undrinkable.  

Ask our mutual friend how many 1792 FP store picks he has bunkered.......

It's ok to like different things. I prefer my bourbon well under 100 proof. Don't like Pappy 10 for same reason

You should’ve just stated that outright, rather than immediately start out trying to justify an opinion/criticism that isn’t shared by a lot of folks who drink bourbon.  I’ve always enjoyed a variety of high proof whiskeys and whiskies neat, and that’s certainly not an outlier amongst many aficionados.  

ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
38 x 2014 Ch de Santenay Mercurey Vielle Vignes
5 x 1792 Full Proof
1 x Elmer T Lee

I find the 1792 full proof undrinkable. Way too hot.

Jim Murray thinks you’re a wuss..... 

Ok score chaser. Have you actually had it? I've poured it to multiple friends that agreed. Tried to use in cocktails as no one wants to drink it and it Didn't even make a good old fashioned. So many better bourbons out there 

Yes.  I like it.  Don’t think it’s the best in the world, but it’s a far cry from undrinkable.  

Ask our mutual friend how many 1792 FP store picks he has bunkered.......

It's ok to like different things. I prefer my bourbon well under 100 proof. Don't like Pappy 10 for same reason

You should’ve just stated that outright, rather than immediately start out trying to justify an opinion/criticism that isn’t shared by a lot of folks who drink bourbon.  I’ve always enjoyed a variety of high proof whiskeys and whiskies neat, and that’s certainly not an outlier amongst many aficionados.  

LOL that's exactly what I did

bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
38 x 2014 Ch de Santenay Mercurey Vielle Vignes
5 x 1792 Full Proof
1 x Elmer T Lee

I find the 1792 full proof undrinkable. Way too hot.

Jim Murray thinks you’re a wuss..... 

Ok score chaser. Have you actually had it? I've poured it to multiple friends that agreed. Tried to use in cocktails as no one wants to drink it and it Didn't even make a good old fashioned. So many better bourbons out there 

Yes.  I like it.  Don’t think it’s the best in the world, but it’s a far cry from undrinkable.  

Ask our mutual friend how many 1792 FP store picks he has bunkered.......

It's ok to like different things. I prefer my bourbon well under 100 proof. Don't like Pappy 10 for same reason

You should’ve just stated that outright, rather than immediately start out trying to justify an opinion/criticism that isn’t shared by a lot of folks who drink bourbon.  I’ve always enjoyed a variety of high proof whiskeys and whiskies neat, and that’s certainly not an outlier amongst many aficionados.  

LOL that's exactly what I did

You really expect any rational person to agree with you here?  Your first reply was:

I find the 1792 full proof undrinkable. Way too hot.

Remind us where we should interpret from that statement that you don't find any bourbon with a proof higher than 80 in your palate’s wheelhouse?

Or are you referring to your next reply?

Have you actually had it? I've poured it to multiple friends that agreed. Tried to use in cocktails as no one wants to drink it and it Didn't even make a good old fashioned. So many better bourbons out there.”

Again, kindly point out to us where you admit that your palate is skewed towards lower proof bourbons?

I figured you’d use the lame rationale of “way too hot” = “I don’t like any high proof bourbon”. That rationale wouldn’t fly in an ESL creative writing class, and that definitely isn’t the case here.

Never mind that high proof bourbons come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles.  Never mind that some of the most desirable bourbons released annually are high proof (e.g. WIlliam Larue Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr, etc).  Never mind that industry professionals whose reviews are highly regarded by many bourbon aficionados, such as Fred Minnick, Jim Murray and Whisky Advocate, more often than not choose high proof bourbons as their Whiskey of the Year.  We’re supposed to believe their palates are all misguided, and yours is what we should subscribe to?  

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ProSys posted:

I figured you’d use the lame rationale of “way too hot” = “I don’t like any high proof bourbon”. That rationale wouldn’t fly in an ESL creative writing class, and that definitely isn’t the case here.

Never mind that high proof bourbons come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles.  Never mind that some of the most desirable bourbons released annually are high proof (e.g. WIlliam Larue Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr, etc).  Never mind that industry professionals whose reviews are highly regarded by many bourbon aficionados, such as Fred Minnick, Jim Murray and Whisky Advocate, more often than not choose high proof bourbons as their Whiskey of the Year.  We’re supposed to believe their palates are all misguided, and yours is what we should subscribe to?  

Really? That's what you've got. Trying to cyber bully again? It's simple but I guess your not that bright. I don't like it

bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:

I figured you’d use the lame rationale of “way too hot” = “I don’t like any high proof bourbon”. That rationale wouldn’t fly in an ESL creative writing class, and that definitely isn’t the case here.

Never mind that high proof bourbons come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles.  Never mind that some of the most desirable bourbons released annually are high proof (e.g. WIlliam Larue Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr, etc).  Never mind that industry professionals whose reviews are highly regarded by many bourbon aficionados, such as Fred Minnick, Jim Murray and Whisky Advocate, more often than not choose high proof bourbons as their Whiskey of the Year.  We’re supposed to believe their palates are all misguided, and yours is what we should subscribe to?  

Really? That's what you've got. Trying to cyber bully again? It's simple but I guess your not that bright. I don't like it

Cheer up, snowflake!

And it’s always amusing when someone accuses another of being “not that bright”, yet the accuser can’t figure out the difference between “your” and “you’re” grammatically.  Guess my jest about ESL creative writing struck a little too close to home........ 

vint posted:

Is it just me, or is the ‘What Are You Buying’ thread the last place on earth you’d expect a pissing match to break out??  😂 

He really is just trying to sound impressive. Kinda funny coming from the guy who likes bragging about buying pallets of $6 prosecco at Costco but to each his own. Maybe he likes those too #61kallday 

ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:

I figured you’d use the lame rationale of “way too hot” = “I don’t like any high proof bourbon”. That rationale wouldn’t fly in an ESL creative writing class, and that definitely isn’t the case here.

Never mind that high proof bourbons come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles.  Never mind that some of the most desirable bourbons released annually are high proof (e.g. WIlliam Larue Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr, etc).  Never mind that industry professionals whose reviews are highly regarded by many bourbon aficionados, such as Fred Minnick, Jim Murray and Whisky Advocate, more often than not choose high proof bourbons as their Whiskey of the Year.  We’re supposed to believe their palates are all misguided, and yours is what we should subscribe to?  

Really? That's what you've got. Trying to cyber bully again? It's simple but I guess your not that bright. I don't like it

Cheer up, snowflake!d it’s always amusing when someone accuses another of being “not that bright”, yet the accuser can’t figure out the difference between “your” and “you’re” grammatically.  Guess my jest about ESL creative writing struck a little too close to home........ 

If you say so big guy.

ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:

I figured you’d use the lame rationale of “way too hot” = “I don’t like any high proof bourbon”. That rationale wouldn’t fly in an ESL creative writing class, and that definitely isn’t the case here.

Never mind that high proof bourbons come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles.  Never mind that some of the most desirable bourbons released annually are high proof (e.g. WIlliam Larue Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr, etc).  Never mind that industry professionals whose reviews are highly regarded by many bourbon aficionados, such as Fred Minnick, Jim Murray and Whisky Advocate, more often than not choose high proof bourbons as their Whiskey of the Year.  We’re supposed to believe their palates are all misguided, and yours is what we should subscribe to?  

Really? That's what you've got. Trying to cyber bully again? It's simple but I guess your not that bright. I don't like it

Cheer up, snowflake!

And it’s always amusing when someone accuses another of being “not that bright”, yet the accuser can’t figure out the difference between “your” and “you’re” grammatically.  Guess my jest about ESL creative writing struck a little too close to home........ 

#runonsentence #grammerpolice #atleastivegottheiphoneautocorrectexcuse #seeIcanrunonincoherentlyalso #61kallday 

 

Rotflmao! You started a grammer police sentence with "And"

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bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:

I figured you’d use the lame rationale of “way too hot” = “I don’t like any high proof bourbon”. That rationale wouldn’t fly in an ESL creative writing class, and that definitely isn’t the case here.

Never mind that high proof bourbons come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles.  Never mind that some of the most desirable bourbons released annually are high proof (e.g. WIlliam Larue Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr, etc).  Never mind that industry professionals whose reviews are highly regarded by many bourbon aficionados, such as Fred Minnick, Jim Murray and Whisky Advocate, more often than not choose high proof bourbons as their Whiskey of the Year.  We’re supposed to believe their palates are all misguided, and yours is what we should subscribe to?  

Really? That's what you've got. Trying to cyber bully again? It's simple but I guess your not that bright. I don't like it

Cheer up, snowflake!

And it’s always amusing when someone accuses another of being “not that bright”, yet the accuser can’t figure out the difference between “your” and “you’re” grammatically.  Guess my jest about ESL creative writing struck a little too close to home........ 

#runonsentence #grammerpolice #atleastivegottheiphoneautocorrectexcuse #seeIcanrunonincoherentlyalso #61kallday 

Rotflmao! You started a grammer police sentence with "And"

Can’t blame iPhone for misspelling “grammar”........... 

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ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:

I figured you’d use the lame rationale of “way too hot” = “I don’t like any high proof bourbon”. That rationale wouldn’t fly in an ESL creative writing clacouldss, and that definitely isn’t the case here.

Never mind that high proof bourbons come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles.  Never mind that some of the most desirable bourbons released annually are high proof (e.g. WIlliam Larue Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr, etc).  Never mind that industry professionals whose reviews are highly regarded by many bourbon aficionados, such as Fred Minnick, Jim Murray and Whisky Advocate, more often than not choose high proof bourbons as their Whiskey of the Year.  We’re supposed to believe their palates are all misguided, and yours is what we should subscribe to?  

Really? That's what you've got. Trying to cyber bully again? It's simple but I guess your not that bright. I don't like it

Cheer up, snowflake!

And it’s always amusing when someone accuses another of being “not that bright”, yet the accuser can’t figure out the difference between “your” and “you’re” grammatically.  Guess my jest about ESL creative writing struck a little too close to home........ 

#runonsentence #grammerpolice #atleastivegottheiphoneautocorrectexcuse #seeIcanrunonincoherentlyalso #61kallday 

Rotflmao! You started a grammer police sentence with "And"

Can’t blame iPhone for misspelling “grammar”........... 

 

ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:

I figured you’d use the lame rationale of “way too hot” = “I don’t like any high proof bourbon”. That rationale wouldn’t fly in an ESL creative writing class, and that definitely isn’t the case here.

Never mind that high proof bourbons come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles.  Never mind that some of the most desirable bourbons released annually are high proof (e.g. WIlliam Larue Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr, etc).  Never mind that industry professionals whose reviews are highly regarded by many bourbon aficionados, such as Fred Minnick, Jim Murray and Whisky Advocate, more often than not choose high proof bourbons as their Whiskey of the Year.  We’re supposed to believe their palates are all misguided, and yours is what we should subscribe to?  

Really? That's what you've got. Trying to cyber bully again? It's simple but I guess your not that bright. I don't like it

Cheer up, snowflake!

And it’s always amusing when someone accuses another of being “not that bright”, yet the accuser can’t figure out the difference between “your” and “you’re” grammatically.  Guess my jest about ESL creative writing struck a little too close to home........ 

#runonsentence #grammerpolice #atleastivegottheiphoneautocorrectexcuse #seeIcanrunonincoherentlyalso #61kallday 

Can’t blame iPhone for misspelling “grammar”........... 

Could care less about form. I type on an iPhone with Swype. I'm a content over form guy and not trying to impress anyone. You are still are pissing in the wind. Not impressing anyone. Never have. Never will. #61kallday 

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bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
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bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:

I figured you’d use the lame rationale of “way too hot” = “I don’t like any high proof bourbon”. That rationale wouldn’t fly in an ESL creative writing clacouldss, and that definitely isn’t the case here.

Never mind that high proof bourbons come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles.  Never mind that some of the most desirable bourbons released annually are high proof (e.g. WIlliam Larue Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr, etc).  Never mind that industry professionals whose reviews are highly regarded by many bourbon aficionados, such as Fred Minnick, Jim Murray and Whisky Advocate, more often than not choose high proof bourbons as their Whiskey of the Year.  We’re supposed to believe their palates are all misguided, and yours is what we should subscribe to?  

Really? That's what you've got. Trying to cyber bully again? It's simple but I guess your not that bright. I don't like it

Cheer up, snowflake!

And it’s always amusing when someone accuses another of being “not that bright”, yet the accuser can’t figure out the difference between “your” and “you’re” grammatically.  Guess my jest about ESL creative writing struck a little too close to home........ 

#runonsentence #grammerpolice #atleastivegottheiphoneautocorrectexcuse #seeIcanrunonincoherentlyalso #61kallday 

Rotflmao! You started a grammer police sentence with "And"

Can’t blame iPhone for misspelling “grammar”........... 

 

ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:
bomba503 posted:
ProSys posted:

I figured you’d use the lame rationale of “way too hot” = “I don’t like any high proof bourbon”. That rationale wouldn’t fly in an ESL creative writing class, and that definitely isn’t the case here.

Never mind that high proof bourbons come in a variety of styles and flavor profiles.  Never mind that some of the most desirable bourbons released annually are high proof (e.g. WIlliam Larue Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr, etc).  Never mind that industry professionals whose reviews are highly regarded by many bourbon aficionados, such as Fred Minnick, Jim Murray and Whisky Advocate, more often than not choose high proof bourbons as their Whiskey of the Year.  We’re supposed to believe their palates are all misguided, and yours is what we should subscribe to?  

Really? That's what you've got. Trying to cyber bully again? It's simple but I guess your not that bright. I don't like it

Cheer up, snowflake!

And it’s always amusing when someone accuses another of being “not that bright”, yet the accuser can’t figure out the difference between “your” and “you’re” grammatically.  Guess my jest about ESL creative writing struck a little too close to home........ 

#runonsentence #grammerpolice #atleastivegottheiphoneautocorrectexcuse #seeIcanrunonincoherentlyalso #61kallday 

Can’t blame iPhone for misspelling “grammar”........... 

Could care less about form. I type on an iPhone with Swype. I'm a content over form guy and not trying to impress anyone. You are still are pissing in the wind. Not impressing anyone. Never have. Never will. #61kallday 

Someone needs a hug and a cookie.  And that someone sure isn’t me.......... 

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