Sales watch

Just had a peek at BBR. Were I in the market, I might be tempted by the Rolly Gassmann or Brundlmayer rieslings, which seem good prices, but I'm not, so I'm not.

Funnily enough these were the only wines that attracted my attention too, but I've bitten. A full 12-bottle case of Rolly Gassmann Riesling Reserve for under £120 delivered was just too good to pass up, if only to supply Mrs B, the daughter and the daughter-in-law (whose wine drinking I subsidise :)). I used the same logic to justify buying a six-pack of Brundlmayer's Riesling Steinmassel, but in this case I upgraded top the 2015 at a bit over £11 a bottle instead of the 2016 at under £10.

This purchase was partly inspired by a superb R-G Riesling Pflaenzerreben 2001 which we drank last night.

I'm very glad that there was nothing else to tempt me, although I agree with Thom's comment that there are some lovely wines in the sale.
 
Just ordered an interesting mix from the stone vine & sun sale incl back vintages of Fourrier, Cathiard and donnhoff all well under market prices, as well as Felton Road bannockburn chard, blankbottle and adie badenhorst wines all around the £20 mark. A lot more interesting than the bbr offer
 
Was that an emailed offer, Simon? Can't see it online.
They send it out by post over Xmas and it opened for business today. I think there was an email as well but I had marked out my hitlist old style. There is a bin end list on the website which looks like a lot of the wines that we’re in the sale booklet, but I don’t see the Fourrier on there, but it may have sold this morning. Give them a shout, they are generally very responsive
 
I felt a mixture of relief and disappointment upon viewing the BBR sale today, modest discounts and far fewer lines compared to last summer/January, very easy to resist. I hate to mention the B word, but could this be something to do with 29th March? all the talk of stockpiling in case of a hard landing, does it make sense for a U.K. based wine merchant to be heavily discounting right now?
 
TWS have added quite a few to clearance list, looks like discounts around 15%+, spotted Foundry Grenache (not KPs great love the Grenache Blanc).
Also Mayfly wines mailing with an eclectic mix of stuff
 
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I bought a few Californian from TWS on bin end list at c. 20% discount:
  • Domaine de la Côte La Côte Santa Rita Hills 2015
  • Sandhi Bentrock Chardonnay 2015
  • DuMOL Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015
 
Uncorked - 20% off 30 lines, I got an email but it seems to be on the website too. I finally broke and bought a sixpack of Colleoni Brunello 2012.
 
Roberson's also has a sale, offering 20% off a hundred lines. A number are from Californian producers I'm not familiar with and otherwise I'm not over-impressed with the selection. However, one is Cote Rotie Ampodium 2011 from Rene Rostaing, reduced from £50 to £40. Is this worth acquiring?
 
I felt a mixture of relief and disappointment upon viewing the BBR sale today, modest discounts and far fewer lines compared to last summer/January, very easy to resist. I hate to mention the B word, but could this be something to do with 29th March? all the talk of stockpiling in case of a hard landing, does it make sense for a U.K. based wine merchant to be heavily discounting right now?

I'd rather assumed on those grounds that there wasn't going to be a lot of discounting right now. Buying Burgundy 2017 EP also seems to me rather a leap of faith.
 
Farr Vintners also. Some bigger discounts but again against market value not as great as it looks on face value.
A few interesting ones if that’s what your looking for but not much I fancied.
 
The 2014 Trevallon at Robersons is quite keenly priced, if that's your thing, as is the 2010 Mayacamus.

Yes, the Mayacamas might well be worth buying. I've not had any of their recent vintages but in the 1970s and 1980s both of the Mayacamas chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon were built to last. I've no idea what they're like now though.
 
Yes, the Mayacamas might well be worth buying. I've not had any of their recent vintages but in the 1970s and 1980s both of the Mayacamas chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon were built to last. I've no idea what they're like now though.
Yes I thought I’d try some Mayacamas and some Wild Duck Shiraz. Checked another supplier on the latter and it was £34.95 versus the “sale” price of around £45 so lost interest though I expect the Mayacamas is priced about right if not fantastically. I do have some in bond I’m awaiting.
The Chardonnay is a new plot I believe from memory of a video I watched.
 
Actually just realised it’s inclusive of VAT and duty, though still makes the wild duck terrible value (I can get magnums elsewhere for under £40) but the Mayacamas looks ok and has some good feedback so thanks again guys. After steely determination not to be buying anything I’ve gone and bought some 15 and 16 chard as well as a few of the 2010 Cab. It was also partly encouraged as I wanted to get 6 bottles of Julien Sunier Fleurie 2017 which they have so I’ve lasted 2 days into the year without buying anything.

I can’t even say I saved myself over Christmas as my Au Bon Climat from TWS turned up today.
 
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