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Re: 2006 Bordeaux 10 years after

Yup, the annual AHA event organized in his memory has gone from strength to strength.
by DavidG
on Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:43 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2006 Bordeaux 10 years after
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: 2006 Bordeaux 10 years after

when is Haut Bailly not splendid? I like Haut Bailly a lot. Always gives me a bit of the shivers when I drink it. Years ago, I had put in a pretty large Bordeaux futures order at Macarthur's. Soon after I get a call from Bruce Bassin, the owner, whom I'd never met or spoken to before, saying "...
by DavidG
on Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2006 Bordeaux 10 years after
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: DC '16 Saturday 4/2 Charlie Palmer Steak

Tom in DC has generously offered to take over planning duties for the Saturday dinner since I wont be able to attend. I'm sure things will go off without a hitch. We've got the room reserved and the menu set. I got them to agree to $10/person corkage. We'll be able to arrange to rent wine glasses of...
by DavidG
on Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '16 Saturday 4/2 Charlie Palmer Steak
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: DC '16 Head Count

I've been updating the first post in the thread as people chime in. Some family medical issues have come up so Peggy and I will have to bow out.
by DavidG
on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:44 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '16 Head Count
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: President Trump

Iowa to Trump: You're fired!

The media is gushing over Cruz but I share Jim's perspective with respect to Rubio.

It's a long race and the horses have just left the gate.
by DavidG
on Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:33 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 259
Views: 4632

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

Very strangely and sadly, Signe Toly Anderson died January 28, the same day as Paul Kanter.
by DavidG
on Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 168

Re: DC '16 Saturday 4/2 Charlie Palmer Steak

Fine with me Stefan if you want to organize.
by DavidG
on Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:11 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '16 Saturday 4/2 Charlie Palmer Steak
Replies: 11
Views: 152

DC '16 Saturday 4/2 Charlie Palmer Steak

By order of the BD, I have reserved the Alcove Room at Charlie Palmer Steak for our Saturday main event dinner on April 2. The deposit is going in tomorrow AM. The plan: 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Welcome reception with butlered hors d'oeuvres and Champagne. 7:00 - ???? PM: Seated dinner. Cost Will depend on s...
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '16 Saturday 4/2 Charlie Palmer Steak
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

Jeez, the greats have been dropping like flies this year. Makin me feel old.

RIP...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:42 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 168

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

Most criminals aren't as smart as those portrayed in the movies.
by DavidG
on Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702

Re: President Trump

I supported Hillary 8 years ago and am for her now.
I have concerns about Sanders' revolutionary past and socialist agenda. If he gets the nomination (I think highly unlikely), they'll come at him hard over his past.
I could live with Bloomberg.
by DavidG
on Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 259
Views: 4632

Re: President Trump

But I can't vote in the Maine gubernatorial race...

So as a Democrat, Jim, who would you like to see in the White House?
by DavidG
on Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 259
Views: 4632

Re: President Trump

How about Jim How on the BWE ticket?
by DavidG
on Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 259
Views: 4632

Re: President Trump

JimHow wrote:Who the hell knows what's gonna happen.


The above is the only statement in this thread you can take to the bank. The speculation is fascinating, but I guarantee we'll have at least one "didn't see that coming" moment between now and the conventions.
by DavidG
on Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 259
Views: 4632

Re: What to think about 2003?

I bought a smattering of 2003s, hopefully the "good ones" based on what I read here, but I haven't popped many. Not enough to make any useful sort of comment on the vintage in general, though I've heard that there are a number of wines showing better than initial expectations from a super-...
by DavidG
on Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:29 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What to think about 2003?
Replies: 20
Views: 263

Re: Some Good Drinking in Florida

I'll likely be starting a similar search in a few tears Danny, but I'm not a golfer. Traffic on and off the keys can be a bitch, but if you're retired you don't have to fight rush hour. And that squeaky pure white sand. And the sunsets... But Sarasota is no famous golf destination. The places in Flo...
by DavidG
on Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Some Good Drinking in Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

No doubt the law varies from state to state. When Carolina Wine Company went bankrupt, there was a lot of wine on hand that was boxed up with specific customer's names on the packages, ready to be shipped. One guy said he could see his name written on boxes through the window of the shuttered store....
by DavidG
on Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702

Re: Alfred Tesseron buys Robin Williams' Napa Valley vineyard

This should be interesting. Cool climate in the Mayacamas, biodynamic farming and the Tesseron commitment to quality. Maybe a Bordeaux-like wine in the offing?
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Alfred Tesseron buys Robin Williams' Napa Valley vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Some Good Drinking in Florida

I'll trade weather with you guys!

Nice wine lineup. Sarasota, Siesta Key in particular, would be a sweet place to retire, but I don't know the golf situation.
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Some Good Drinking in Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

My path with PC was similar to Patrick's. I almost completely stopped buying pre-arrivals around 2009 or 2010, having become fed up with the long wait on 2005 Bordeaux. I didn't really believe they were in a death spiral until last fall, but I managed to get out intact. I was stunned by the magnitud...
by DavidG
on Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702

Take it easy... RIP Glenn Frey

Hard to believe yet another one has passed. Already gone... to join the billion stars all around.

So many tunes I grew up with. So many lyrics running through my head.

He may have checked out, but he will never leave my mind or my heart.
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Take it easy... RIP Glenn Frey
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: TN: 1997 Scavino Bric Del Fiasc

I was a Pats supporter because Brady went to Michigan. My enthusiasm for them has, shall we say, deflated?
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 1997 Scavino Bric Del Fiasc
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Similar experience with Total Wine here. I've bought a few things from them - Champagne and Bordeaux on the lower end of the price spectrum, and a few mid-range Bordeaux on sale. Usually they are higher than the DC or better California stores or the the now-extinct Premier Cru offers. I do believe t...
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 312
Views: 11639

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

Sam's too - they went bankrupt and were taken over by Binny's years ago.
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:27 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702

Re: Birthday evening

Happy Birthday Nic, and many more!
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Birthday evening
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Murders, bankruptcies

That Rogers Hail Mary was crazy but the 60 yarder on 4th and 20 from his own 3 was insanity plus. I still don't think they have the overtime rules right. I agree. It seems that both teams should have a possession. Agree. Each team should get one possession. Repeat pairs of possessions until one tea...
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Murders, bankruptcies
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: Tim's Leoville-Lascases vertical in London

Wow, what a great tasting! LLC clearly rewards patience.
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tim's Leoville-Lascases vertical in London
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: TN: 00 RBs - Barde Haute, Marsau, St Colombe, Haut Chaigneu

AlohaArtakaHoundsong wrote:
JimHow wrote:When should I crack open my case of 2005 Barde Haut?


2008. A sexpot we christened Brigitte Bard Haut. She still has it when I checked last year.


Opened my first one last month. It did not disappoint. Will likely get even better over time, but you know I like waiting for complexity.
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 00 RBs - Barde Haute, Marsau, St Colombe, Haut Chaigneu
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Murders, bankruptcies

Is the title of this thread a comment on recent postings or NFL personnel?
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:05 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Murders, bankruptcies
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: NWR: Making of a Murderer

Matt Damon.
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NWR: Making of a Murderer
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

by DavidG
on Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

I agree with Arv that you shouldn't need a conviction to claim a loss for tax purposes. I also like Jacques' advice that the loss might be usable as an offset to gains on sale of wine, but ask the accountant.

As to your last comment... Holy crap, time to buy stocks...
by DavidG
on Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702

Re: 1998 Chateau Rouget

Nice note Arv. I was about to post that 1982 Rouget was one of my first case purchases. Then I saw you did a deep dive for this thread an ID already posted that over 5 years ago.
by DavidG
on Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1998 Chateau Rouget
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

Gerry, I think you are spot on.

Before the filing, I wondered if the California Attorney General or the FBI would be interested. But at $70 million, I bet they are plenty interested.
by DavidG
on Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:30 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

Jim, the rest of Schedule F and the answers to your other questions...

... they're all pre-arrival.

... on the water.

... waiting to fill a container.

I think we've got enough from PC to fill a container. But it ain't a container full of wine.
by DavidG
on Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:28 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

That ought to be worth a few years behind bars.
by DavidG
on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702

Re: So what have you bought lately?

If I win the big prize, I promise a very special gift to all attendees of BWE 2016 in DC.
by DavidG
on Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:19 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 312
Views: 11639

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

It's sad, just today I got assigned to represent a guy who was charged with a Class C felony Theft of Services (punishable by up to 5 years in prison) and Class D misdemeanor Negotiating a Worthless Instrument (punishable by up to 364 days in prison) because he wrote a bad check for $750.00. What a...
by DavidG
on Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

I believe that Don Cornwell is talking to the FBI about PC. Lots of potential for Federal charges here I would think with all the business they did in multiple states. At least one person has filed a complaint with the California Atty Genl. Hard to imagine any scenario in which the principals avoid ...
by DavidG
on Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 128
Views: 1702
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