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)

Opened the 96 Silver Oak last night to test my purchase. Cork came out whole and solid. Storage was perfect. Wine was a bit thin at opening but picked up weight over a couple hours and showed very well. The other nice wines in the purchase should be great. Also opened Rutherford Hill zinfandel port. After a sip we poured it down the drain. 

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!

mimik posted:
vincentric posted:

Vintage Keeper 500, will get a few cases out of storage..

 

Mine is still working perfectly for over 10 years.

I see some online reviews that state the cooling units crap out every 2-3 years.  I gather you have not had that experience.

haggis posted:
mimik posted:
vincentric posted:

Vintage Keeper 500, will get a few cases out of storage..

 

Mine is still working perfectly for over 10 years.

I see some online reviews that state the cooling units crap out every 2-3 years.  I gather you have not had that experience.

Luckily not my situation.

mimik posted:
haggis posted:
mimik posted:
vincentric posted:

Vintage Keeper 500, will get a few cases out of storage..

 

Mine is still working perfectly for over 10 years.

I see some online reviews that state the cooling units crap out every 2-3 years.  I gather you have not had that experience.

Luckily not my situation.

My experience has been that they last 10-15 years.  One that I bought new lasted 14 years.  Another that was bought used, was 10 or more years old when I replaced the cooling unit.  

haggis posted:
mimik posted:
vincentric posted:

Vintage Keeper 500, will get a few cases out of storage..

 

Mine is still working perfectly for over 10 years.

I see some online reviews that state the cooling units crap out every 2-3 years.  I gather you have not had that experience.

That was my experience with a VK500. I will acknowledge I was not very diligent with the vacuuming of the unit and I think it's very important. They seem to be sensitive to a little dust. Oh well, now I use the cabinet as shelving in my passive cellar.

sunnylea57 posted:
vincentric posted:

14 x 2013 Boutari Grande Riserva, not chasing points.  QPR wine. 

Thanks VinC! I didn't realize it was released last weekend. I'll grab some tonight.

So I went to the Bloor/Royal York store last night to get some Boutari. Online inventory said they had 54 bottles in stock. I couldn't find it anywhere on the shelf, even with the help of two different staff members. They finally found it in the stock room.

I bought 4 bottles and paid cash, but I wasn't paying attention and didn't do the math when he rang it up. After he handed me my receipt I noticed that it was $26.05/bottle instead of $22.95. Then I noticed that the receipt listed it as the 2012 vintage instead of 2013.

He scanned the bottles again and it still came up on their system as 2012. LCBO should really stop using the same SKU for multiple vintages of a wine.

I had to go get my phone from my car and show him the wine on the LCBO app to verify the product code and price, and then he had to enter it by hand. And then refund the difference.

Between not being able to find the wine and the screw up at the cash, a simple in-and-out purchase ended up taking 45 minutes.

sunnylea57 posted:
sunnylea57 posted:
vincentric posted:

14 x 2013 Boutari Grande Riserva, not chasing points.  QPR wine. 

Thanks VinC! I didn't realize it was released last weekend. I'll grab some tonight.

So I went to the Bloor/Royal York store last night to get some Boutari. Online inventory said they had 54 bottles in stock. I couldn't find it anywhere on the shelf, even with the help of two different staff members. They finally found it in the stock room.

I bought 4 bottles and paid cash, but I wasn't paying attention and didn't do the math when he rang it up. After he handed me my receipt I noticed that it was $26.05/bottle instead of $22.95. Then I noticed that the receipt listed it as the 2012 vintage instead of 2013.

He scanned the bottles again and it still came up on their system as 2012. LCBO should really stop using the same SKU for multiple vintages of a wine.

I had to go get my phone from my car and show him the wine on the LCBO app to verify the product code and price, and then he had to enter it by hand. And then refund the difference.

Between not being able to find the wine and the screw up at the cash, a simple in-and-out purchase ended up taking 45 minutes.

Just left QQ and they had a few shelves worth of it.  Didnt check the price becuase i already picked some up.  While at QQ, I grabbed some 2006 LdH Tondonia Reserva.

steve8 posted:
That was my experience with a VK500. I will acknowledge I was not very diligent with the vacuuming of the unit and I think it's very important. They seem to be sensitive to a little dust. 

Agree.  I've killed two compressors off over the past 12 years.  If you install a VK500, make sure that you leave lots of room behind the unit to allow easy access to vacuum the exterior vents of the compressor.  

PH

Just dropped off by Brown:

4 x 1994 Weingut Hermann Ludes Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Spätlese
4 x 2017 Weltner Rödelseer Küchenmeister “Hoheleite” Riesling Großes Gewächs
2 x 2017 Domaine Gilles Berlioz Vin de Savoie Chignin-Bergeron Les Filles
2 x 2017 Domaine Gilles Berlioz Vin de Savoie Chignin-Bergeron Les Friponnes

sunnylea57 posted:
sunnylea57 posted:
vincentric posted:

14 x 2013 Boutari Grande Riserva, not chasing points.  QPR wine. 

Thanks VinC! I didn't realize it was released last weekend. I'll grab some tonight.

So I went to the Bloor/Royal York store last night to get some Boutari. Online inventory said they had 54 bottles in stock. I couldn't find it anywhere on the shelf, even with the help of two different staff members. They finally found it in the stock room.

I bought 4 bottles and paid cash, but I wasn't paying attention and didn't do the math when he rang it up. After he handed me my receipt I noticed that it was $26.05/bottle instead of $22.95. Then I noticed that the receipt listed it as the 2012 vintage instead of 2013.

He scanned the bottles again and it still came up on their system as 2012. LCBO should really stop using the same SKU for multiple vintages of a wine.

I had to go get my phone from my car and show him the wine on the LCBO app to verify the product code and price, and then he had to enter it by hand. And then refund the difference.

Between not being able to find the wine and the screw up at the cash, a simple in-and-out purchase ended up taking 45 minutes.

Interesting. Missed seeing the 2012 Boutari but bought 3 2013s this past weekend at the local lcbo. I picked up more Bosconia and Commadaria St Nicolas, a dessert wine from Cyprus that’s really unique for the price.

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

14 x 2013 Boutari Grande Riserva, not chasing points.  QPR wine. 

Thanks VinC! I didn't realize it was released last weekend. I'll grab some tonight.

So I went to the Bloor/Royal York store last night to get some Boutari. Online inventory said they had 54 bottles in stock. I couldn't find it anywhere on the shelf, even with the help of two different staff members. They finally found it in the stock room.

I bought 4 bottles and paid cash, but I wasn't paying attention and didn't do the math when he rang it up. After he handed me my receipt I noticed that it was $26.05/bottle instead of $22.95. Then I noticed that the receipt listed it as the 2012 vintage instead of 2013.

He scanned the bottles again and it still came up on their system as 2012. LCBO should really stop using the same SKU for multiple vintages of a wine.

I had to go get my phone from my car and show him the wine on the LCBO app to verify the product code and price, and then he had to enter it by hand. And then refund the difference.

Between not being able to find the wine and the screw up at the cash, a simple in-and-out purchase ended up taking 45 minutes.

Just left QQ and they had a few shelves worth of it.  Didnt check the price becuase i already picked some up.  While at QQ, I grabbed some 2006 LdH Tondonia Reserva.

I picked up another case of 12 of the 2013 Boutari yesterday from Burnamthorpe. They still show 32 bottles today.  Staff is helpful.  They put the case aside for me before I got there so I was in & out fast.

3 x 2013 Sottimano Cotta
3 x 2013 Sottimano Curra
1 x 2010 Henri Boillot Corton Charlemagne
12 x 2013 Boutari Grande Riserva
6 x 2008 Sottimano Barbera d'Alba Pairolero
3 x 2004 Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 

4 x 2015 Azelia Barolo Margheria

4 x 2015 Poderio Oddero Barolo Rocche di Castiglione

sunnylea57 posted:

Various auction wins:

10 x 2004 Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve
2 x 2004 Isole e Olena Cepparello
1 x 2007 Isole e Olena Cepparello
2 x 2011 Bodegas AAlto Ribera del Duero P.S.
4 x 2015 Raul Pérez Bierzo Ultreia Valtuille

Nice bidding!! 

2010 CVNE, Rioja, Imperial Gran Reserva

2016 Carpineta Fontalpino, Chianti Classico

2015 Carpineto, Chianti Classico, Riserva

2016 Fattoria Monsanto, Chianti Classico, Riserva

2015 Tolaini, IGT, Al Passo

2015 Castello Romitorio, IGT, Il Toro

2015 Chamboulé, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, N.T.E

2015 Chamboulé, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley S.A.C.R.E

Just showed up somewhat surprisingly without prior notice:

2 x 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
2 x 2010 Fernando Remírez de Ganuza Rioja Trasnocho
2 x 2014 Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione Alta Valle della Greve IGT
2 x 2014 J.L. Chave Sélection St. Joseph Offerus
2 x 2015 Domaine Georges Vernay Condrieu Les Terrasses de l'Empire

thistlintom posted:
ProSys posted:

23 x Legent Kentucky Straight Bourbon 

Christmas shopping or avid consumer?

Marked down at Costco.  Bought knowing the Dads Club at my younger son’s elementary school that I’m co-president of has a number of bourbon enthusiasts, so sharing the bounty.  Over half the bottles have already found new homes, and the rest await me meeting with folks who’ve spoken up for them. 

Just arrived:

2 x 1980 Gould Campbell Porto Vintage
2 x 2013 Domaine Tortochot Clos Vougeot
2 x 2014 Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona
2 x 2015 Tenuta Guado al Tasso (Antinori) Bolgheri Superiore
2 x 2016 Bodegas y Viñedos del Contino Rioja Viña del Olivo
2 x 2016 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2 x 2016 Domaine Tempier Bandol

Went on a little shopping spree today.  Some additional wines, some new ones.

2017 Chavy-Couet St. Aubin 1er Murgers des Dents Chien

2012 Damijan Kaplja

6 x 2015 Dirler-Cade Pinot Gris Kessler

2 x 2018 Pradeaux Rosé

2015 Big Basin Pinot Noir Lester

2016 Melville Estate Pinot Noir

2016 Melville Pinot Noir Sandy’s

2011 Chapelle St. Theodric Guigasse Cdp

2013 Rotem and Mounir Saouma Omnia Cdp

2 x 2016 B. Levet Cote-Rotie La Chavaroche

2014 Jamet Cote-Rotie

2013 Tomasso Bussola Amarone

 

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