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What is in your basket [Sept-Oct 2019]

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#221

Last pre Christmas order…

Côtes-du-Rhône Mon Coeur, Chave Sélection 2013 Code: RH39171In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £13.95 £13.95
Rosé d’Anjou Gamay-Grolleau, Famille Bougrier 2018 Code: LO14871In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £7.50 £7.50
Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Zotzenberg, Boeckel 2017 Code: AL15141In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £19.50 £19.50
Champagne Laherte Frères Ultradition Brut NV Code: CH2111In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £29.00 £29.00
Saumur Rouge La Grande Réserve, Famille Bougrier 2017 Code: LO14601In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.50 £8.50
Touraine Gamay, Jean-Christophe Mandard 2018 Code: LO15241In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.95 £8.95
Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes, Thymiopoulos 2018 Code: GR1571In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £10.95 £10.95
Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett, von Hövel 2017 Code: GE11771In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £18.00 £18.00
Cabidos Vin Doux, Cuvée Saint Clément, Petit Manseng 2015 50cl Code: FC36141In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £10.95 £10.95
Riesling Brandluft, Boeckel 2017 Code: AL15041In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £13.95 £13.95
Nebbiolo Colline Novaresi, Torraccia del Piantavigna 2017 Code: IT27811In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £11.50 £11.50
Maury Solera ‘1928’ Cask Number 806 Code: FC37531In Stock

#222

Ordered this yesterday contrary to financial sense.
I know this thread is about what’s in your basket, but it made me think about reserves and ordering.
Because of TWS policy on reserves I have none other than a few en primeur purchases not yet in country. As for the ordering/reserves policy and my well advertised financial situation It effects me as follows:
I can rarely afford to buy cases of 6 or 12
I cant afford the expensive wine
I can rarely add mid priced wines because I feel compelled to make an order up to take advantage of free delivery (a key thing for me)
I miss out on low stock/hard to find wines for the same reasons as above.
I know it is possible to order 1-2 bottles but is not cost effective.

On the other hand L&W (no connection etc) allow you to order/add small orders and order en premier by the single bottle. As a result I have 47 bottles in their reserves.
It is certainly a huge advantage for me to use them. My purchases with TWS would be a lot higher if I could just buy what I want at the time and worry about delivery later.


#223

Big delivery today including this extremely enticing regional Italian red case

AL15291 Riesling GC Schoenenbourg Julien Schaal 2017 (Order Number 10060708) 1 CASE6 89.50 89.50
BU72261 The Society s White Burgundy 2018 (Order Number 10060708) 4 BOTTLE 9.95 39.80
AL15251 Chardonnay Vin de France Dopff au Moulin 2017 (Order Number 10060708) 1 BOTTLE 18.50 18.50
AL15241 Pinot Noir Domaine Paul Ginglinger 2017 (Order Number 10060708) 1 BOTTLE 12.95 12.95
HU1391 Mori Ezerjo Kamocsay 2017 (Order Number 10060708) 2 BOTTLE 8.50 17.00
IT27811 Nebbiolo Colline Novaresi Torraccia 2017 (Order Number 10060708) 1 BOTTLE 11.50 11.50
LO15161 Val de Loire Chardonnay Famille Bougrier 2018 (Order Number 10060708) 2 BOTTLE 6.95 13.90
SA13532 Half bottle of Rustenberg John X Merriman Stellenbosch 2015 (Order Number 10060708) 1 BOTTLE 8.95 8.95
CS11052 Ch de la Commanderie Lalande de Pomerol 2015 Halves (Order Number 10060708) 1 BOTTLE 8.95 8.95
MX19243 Italian Regional Reds Case (Order Number 10060708) 1 CASE6 115.00 115.00
BY381 The Society s Cognac VSOP 40% (Order Number 10024681) 1 BOTTLE 28.00 28.00
NZ10871 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2017 (Order Number 10024681) 1 BOTTLE 18.50 18.50
CE9471 Tabali Vetas Blancas Cabernet Franc 2015 (Order Number 10024681) 1 BOTTLE 10.95 10.95
IT25831A Etna Rosso Fondo Filara Nicosia 2016 (Order Number 10024681) 2 BOTTLE 12.50 25.00
AU21321 Wirra Wirra McLaren Vale Church Block 2016 (Order Number 10024681) 3 BOTTLE 12.50 37.50
SP14251 Bohorquez Ribera del Duero 2009 (Order Number 10024681) 1 BOTTLE 20.00 20.00
EN1331 Camel Valley Atlantic Dry 2017 (Order Number 10024681) 1 BOTTLE 10.95 10.95
GG51 Mtsvane Georgian Dry White Schuchmann 2017 (Order Number 10024681) 1 BOTTLE 9.50 9.50
AL14461 Riesling Grande Reserve Pierre Sparr 2016 (Order Number 10024681) 1 BOTTLE 9.25 9.25
MA241 Henriques & Henriques Sercial, 10 years old 50cl (Order Number 10024681) 1 BOTTLE 20.00 20.00
CH3151 Pierre Gimonnet Premier Cru Brut NV (Order Number 10024681) 1 CASE6 138.00 138.00
CM18591 Pauillac 2011 Ulysse (Order Number 10024681) 3 BOTTLE 21.00 63.00
IT28141 Bin #003 Ribolla Gialla 2018 (Order Number 10024681) 3 BOTTLE 9.50 28.50


#224

That’s one hell of an order ! Did TWS arrange your own private van?!


#225

Mrs W was slightly perplexed by the number of boxes arriving…

My favourite moment was when the delivery man dropped off one teetering pile of cases from his sack barrow then said “I’ll just go and get the rest”!


#226

No longer in the basket as pending delivery but really looking forward to these especially the NZ Pinot:

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#227

Couldn’t resist the latest Inbetweeners offer and topped up with some old favourites.

Ch Angludet 2010 Margaux Halves On sale Ref: 10078575
29/10/2019 £17.50
per bottle 2017 to 2030 Drinking Now Red Wine
Hochar 2016 On sale Ref: 10078747
29/10/2019 £13.50
per bottle 2019 to 2022 Drinking Now Red Wine
Vouvray Demi Sec Le Mont Domaine Huet 2017 On sale Ref: 10078575
29/10/2019 £36.00
per bottle 2018 to 2037 Drinking Now White Wine
Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Huet 2017 On sale Ref: 10078747
29/10/2019 £37.00
per bottle 2018 to 2047 Drinking Now White Wine
Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Demi Sec Domaine Huet 2017 On sale Ref: 10078575
29/10/2019 £31.00
per bottle 2018 to 2037 Drinking Now White Wine
Vouvray Demi Sec Clos du Bourg 2017 Huet On sale Ref: 10078575
29/10/2019 £36.00
per bottle 2018 to 2037 Drinking Now White Wine
Crystallum Pinot Noir Cuvee Cinema 2017 On sale Ref: 10078747
29/10/2019 £34.00
per bottle 2018 to 2025 Drinking Now Red Wine
Au Bon Climat Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2017 On sale Ref: 10078575
29/10/2019 £22.00
per bottle 2019 to 2024 Drinking Now Red Wine
Parker Station Pinot Noir 2018 On sale Ref: 10078575
29/10/2019 £13.50
per bottle 2019 to 2023 Drinking Now Red Wine


#228

Did this just appear yesterday afternoon on the list?


#229

Yes, I think so, as I hadn’t seen it over the weekend, when I last checked. Not bad, eh?


#230

Can’t imagine any of them are ready? Great session for 2025 though :laughing:


#231

Yep, not planned until late 2021 but couldn’t resist the chance to secure them.


#232


Just noticed some 2015 dog point Chardonnay has appeared so had to add some to a pending order together with Julian Schaal Alsace Riesling


#233

A late entry;

The Society’s Exhibition Mature Medium Sweet Oloroso Blend Code: SH421In Stock
3 x Bottle(s) at £12.95 £38.85
Chianti Classico, Fontodi 2016 Code: IT27491In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £19.00 £19.00
Chianti Classico, Felsina Bereardenga 2016 Code: IT27631In Stock
2 x Bottle(s) at £19.00 £38.00
Half bottle of Côtes-du-Rhone Rouge Guigal 2016 Code: RH53582In Stock
4 x Half bottle(s) at £5.50 £22.00
Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine Pochon 2016 Code: RH50411In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £12.95 £12.95
Crozes-Hermitage Les Jalets, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2016 Code: RH53661In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £18.00 £18.00
Gigondas, Domaine Raspail-Ay 2015 Code: RH49931In Stock
2 x Bottle(s) at £21.00 £42.00
Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2014 Code: RH41541In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £25.00 £25.00
Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes, Thymiopoulos 2017 Code: GR1441In Stock
3 x Bottle(s) at £10.95 £32.85
Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco 2015 Code: IT26161In Stock
2 x Bottle(s) at £28.00 £56.00
Dolcetto d’Alba, GB Burlotto 2017 Code: IT27031In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £11.95 £11.95
Aglianico del Vulture Alvolo, Alovini 2015 Code: IT26351In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £16.00 £16.00

A critique of these would be useful. Feeling increasingly aware of how little I know.


#234

Looks like a lovely order to me.

I haven’t drunk any of them, but a few of them are sitting in my rack/reserves and more than a couple on my wish list :smiley:


#235

Well, for what it’s worth, the ones I’ve drunk from that list have all been excellent!

Guigal CdR - '15 was excellent value for money
Les Jalets - I have a couple of '15 but not drunk yet
Raspail-Ay - discussed in recent drinking thread. Excellent now will be even better in the future
Thalabert - very good especially at that price. I paid £23. Bin-end?


#236

I’ve had all but 3 of these, and enjoyed every one! Nice selection.


#237

This is method is not foolproof, as I’ve just discovered. This morning there were well over 100 bottles of Cartology, but suddenly there are ZERO.

Not sure if one person has bought the whole lot or a sudden rush or if it’s a stock error… Oh well, good for the bank balance!


#238

I have experienced this too @ASmith Sometimes TWS takes a wine ‘off’ the list, even though there’s lots of stock. Perhaps it is to be sold again as part of a specific offer and they want to have enough stock to make the offer worthwhile?
The wine I knew of could still be ordered over the 'phone, so perhaps worth trying that if you made a note of the stock code? I’ve done this twice over the years.


#239

Thanks @VinoVeritas. I just called and this is exactly what has happened, not sure yet if I will get one, but Member Services are kindly trying to ‘release’ one for me.


#240

I love the way member services will so often go the extra mile for us. It would have been so easy for them to say ‘sorry, it’s a done deal.’