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post #15766 of 18228
i think there's a two bottle limit as well.


I'll look over the list this afternoon and try to find a $150 bargain.
post #15767 of 18228
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Dunno.

yes
post #15768 of 18228
maybe this is just me and maybe it's a "hang up" but I would feel wierd about bringing a rather ordinary bottle for corkage.
post #15769 of 18228
I'd agree with what Manton said. It's not worth it with those corkage fees IMO.
post #15770 of 18228
Manton, that is exactly my concern. If anyone has any suggestions on bottles sub $150 off their list, that would be much appreciated. We are a big group so will probably do 3 white and 3 red.
post #15771 of 18228
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i think there's a two bottle limit as well.
incorrect, gomestar. It's 3.
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maybe this is just me and maybe it's a "hang up" but I would feel wierd about bringing a rather ordinary bottle for corkage.
Bring one, order two.

Or swing by Crush, pick up something nice, and pay the corkage (but still order two).

It would be improper to bring all the wines for the event.
post #15772 of 18228
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I'll look over the list this afternoon and try to find a $150 bargain.

Where bargain = only 300% markup?
post #15773 of 18228
be aware that the first 17 pages are basically half bottles.


on far too many occasions, Manton and I have been browsing the list only to discover a "you know, this one isnt too bad of a ripoff, and maybe something we should consider" only realize it's a split.
post #15774 of 18228
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Where bargain = only 300% markup?

I was thinking 500%
post #15775 of 18228
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

on far too many occasions, Manton and I have been browsing the list only to discover a "you know, this one isnt too bad of a ripoff, and maybe something we should consider" only realize it's a split.

Well, can't say I've been there enough times to say "on far too many occasions", but I did do the exact same thing, so... +1?

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I was thinking 500%

Touche. 300% would be a bargain on that list. For a 2011. baldy[1].gif
post #15776 of 18228
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Well, can't say I've been there enough times to say "on far too many occasions", but I did do the exact same thing, so... +1?
me neither. But the list is so vexing, I've spent a lot of time looking at it.

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Touche. 300% would be a bargain on that list. For a 2011. baldy[1].gif
Taittinger La Francais for $185 teacha.gif
post #15777 of 18228
Funny video for the h8trs (you know who you are):
post #15778 of 18228
The sancerre selection has a bunch of bottles in the given price range. Might be nice given the the fact that it's summer beginning today.
post #15779 of 18228
OK, for "champs" the Schramsberg at $110 is absurd given the retail price but it's a nice wine. Pol Roger for $135 is also OK.

Lots of CA SBs for lowish prices. I only recognize Hartwell, it's not bad. There are a couple for $75 that I've not heard of. There is a chard for $115 that I've also not heard of. Sea Smoke for $210 is less offensive that many of the other prices.

There are some very cheap rieslings that I've not heard of either but that are worth asking the somm about. If the menu is like TFL (and it is) then Riesling woudl be a very good choice for the food, the early courses will all want white and a white with some "viscosity" and residual sugar will be a better match than a super-dry. Ditto on the Gruner Veltiner. I see many in the $100 range.

There are several cheap Italian and Spanish whites, you really can't go wrong though they will be on the dry side, I'd prefer one of the Germans or Austrians. Although, personally, I'd be all over the Tondoia Riserva 1998 for $135, or the 96 for $130 that is great stuff that lives forever.

Some good Alsace selections, a basic Trimbach for $70 is to be considered a terrific bargain on that list.

White burg is a hose-fest, but they do have a Roulot (awesome producer) for $175, very young however and still rather badly overpriced.

For reds, there is a Morgan Pinot for $95. A solid producer. Nothing great, fine with food though. Zin is to me too "rustic" for the food but they do have some well priced Zins with age. Otherwise the domestic red list is offensive.

A Dolcetto for $75 is tempting. As is, sort of, an altisino Brunello for $165. If you get that, order it right when you sit down and ask them to decant it immediately. A $95 chianti sounds heretical at a place like Per Se but it will go nicely with almost any dish. I don't know what the Marche wine is but I like the look of the blend and price is nice, plus it has some age. I would, though rather spend $35 more for the Brunello.

Tempted also by the $150 Rioja.

Forget red burg. Though the Beauj selection is OK. In Bandol, a 2001 Pibarnon is a nice wine, $175 is not outrageous.

The red Bord selection is wholly offensive.
post #15780 of 18228
a mag of Lapierre Morgon is $200. I'd totally do that since it'd be ideal with the food, and opening a magnum is always way cooler than opening two 750's.

for bubbles, I'd take the Roger over the Schramsberg.

I'm not a big fan of their Italian selection. Unless once has $500 for a bottle.
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