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Selling 500 botttles of wine in NJ/NY-little help?

Discussion in 'New York Tri-State' started by darkalley, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. darkalley

    darkalley Formula Junior

    Aug 17, 2004
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    My father in-law is putting me in charge of liquidating his wine collection. Funniest part, the guy doesn't drink..... Worked in the hotel business for 20 years and every vendor gave him a bottle for a special occasion. Anybody have any advice on where to move this stuff?? Wine has been stored in proper racks in a basement in upstate NY.
     
  2. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

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    email me the list and I will make you an offer...then you can ship it to me if we make a deal
     
  3. DodgeViper01

    DodgeViper01 F1 Veteran

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    I might be interested too.
     
  4. TTG

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    I am a wine enthusiast as well...The best thing for you to do is put together an inventory list of the wine then you can see if someone wants to offer you $ for the whole lot...this would be the easiest for you. Another option would be, after you put together the list, we can can all get on a conference call together to see who wants what...I have an 800# that everyone can dial into.

    my email is todd@tgallc.com or you can call me at 973-884-9161

    Look forward to hearing from you!

    Todd
     
  5. 993 guy

    993 guy F1 Rookie

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    Jim,

    I'm also interested. Let me know what you plan to do...you can also go the auction route which can be very profitable.
     
  6. Hubert888

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    email me the inventory please. very interested
     
  7. Gary48

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    Post a list. What are they? what producer, what year, this will be a good start. If they are good vintages from good producers you should get good money.
    Some people will want the lot for next to nothing, only to turn it for big bucks. On the other hand you might be sitting on a whole bunch of plonk! (inferior wines) Just because the wines are old, means nothing unless they have pedigree. The major auction houses will give you an honest appraisal. Good luck!

    Gary
     
  8. darkalley

    darkalley Formula Junior

    Aug 17, 2004
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    Guys shoot me off an email and I will send you over the list- jimd@fostermckaynj.com I'll try to post below.

    Keep in mind they were stored properly in racks in a basement in Albany not a wine cellar. Maybe since Todd is so close to me I'll drop off a bottle for him sample. My number was off, there are 375 bottles. Also, we have one full set and one set minus 1 and 2 of the Erte Conac http://home.online.no/~boruud/ert%E9_collection.htm Those into Conac know how expensive these are-these are all boxed and mint. Also have a bottle of Louie. I'll take some pics of the wine racks as well if someone wants them as well.

    # YEAR NAME TYPE
    3 1992 stags leap Nappa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
    2 1992 stags leap Nappa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
    6 1993 Lynch Bages Gran Cru Classe Pauillac
    9 1994 Peter Lehmann-Barossa Shiraz
    1 1994 Sterling Vinyards Chardonnay
    17 1990 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
    3 1988 Petrus Pomerol
    4 1993 au Baron de Pichon-Loncueville Bordeaux
    1 1991 Andrus Estate Bottled Red Table
    2 1991 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
    2 1993 Chateau Margaux red bordeaux
    1 1989 chambolle-musigny Les Charmes(red)
    1 1992 Bonnes-Mares red
    3 1992 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
    36 1992 Marchesi di Barolo
    2 1990 Cardinale Red
    2 1990 The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
    4 1991 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon
    2 1990 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon
    1 1988 Burgess Zinfandel
    12 1990 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon
    2 1993 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir
    1 1993 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
    2 1988 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
    2 1989 Corton Red Burgundy
    1 1992 Cote-Rotie Red
    2 1991 Nuits-Saint-George Red
    1 1988 Nuits-Saint-George Red

    2 1993 Puligny - Montrachet Puligny
    1 1990 Puligny - Montrachet Puligny
    9 1994 Chassagne - Montrachet Lou Chassagne
    3 1993 Laforet Bourgogone Chardonnay
    3 1993 Marcel Deiss - Riesling BennWihr
    2 1985 "Hochheimer, Konigin,Victoria, Be" Kabinett
    4 1993 August Sebastiani Califonia Country Chardon
    2 1994 Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay
    2 1983 Rheingau Spatlese
    2 1993 Batard - Montrachet Grand cru
    6 1993 Meursault Le Linozin
    2 1992 Domaine Laroche Chablis Grand Cru
    1 1994 Chassagne - MONTRACHET Chassagne
    9 1992 J. Furst California Chardonnay
    5 1994 La Chablisienne Chablis Premier Cru Fourc
    2 1992 Nigl Kremstal Riesling-privat
    2 1993 Chateau Ste Michelle Johannisberg Riesling
    2 1983 Genurztraminer Grainns Nobles Vins D Alsace
    4 1993 Domaine Marc Morey & Fils Chassagne - MONTRACHET
    1 1990 Chateau Luduiraut Sauternes
    1 1991 Domaine Amiot = Bonfils Montrachet
    2 1993 Sterling Vineyards Savignon Blanc
    2 1992 Muller-Catooire Riesling
    2 1990 Grund Vin de Bourgogne Chassagne - MONTRACHET
    2 1992 Blanc dde Lynch - Bages Bordeaux
    1 1993 Cakebread Cellars Savignon Blanc
    1 1992 Meursault - Poruzot Poruzot
    4 1992 Jarvis Chardonnay
    1 1994 Cakebread Cellars Savignon Blanc
    1 1993 Puligny - Montrachet Puligny
    1 1994 Venezia Chardonnay
    1 1981 Edelstaler Kaisergarten Trockenb eerenasulese
    1 1993 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon

    5 1992 Jarvis Cabernet Sauvignon

    6 1993 Kunde Century Vines Zinfandel
    4 1992 Murrieta's Well Zinfandel
    1 1990 Marques de Grinon Rioja
    1 1989 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon
    1 1991 Burguss Zinfandel
    14 1992 Mount Kononti Fume' Blanc
    3 Moet Chanpaigne
    20 1995 Beringer White Zinfandel
    5 1993 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
    8 1995 Sutter Home Merlot
    2 1988 Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classe'
    1 1992 Stags Leap Petite Syrah
    3 1992 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
    3 1993 Burguss Merlot
    2 1990 Tenuta Montegiachi Chianti Classico
    4 1995 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Alto Adige
    1 1991 Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon
    3 1992 Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon
    6 1992 Kunde Chardonnay
    1 1985 Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay
    1 1992 Hanna Sauvignon Blanc
    1 1986 "Hochheimer, Konigin,Victoria, Be" Spatlese
    1 1983 Bolla Trebbiano di aprilia
    1 1992 Davis Bynum Chardonnay
    1 1992 Woodbridge Chardonnay
    4 1993 Laforet Chardonnay
    6 1993 1/2 Laforet Chardonnay
    1 Bolla Valpolicella
    1 1987 Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon
    2 1992 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon
    1 1993 Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc
    1 1/2 Dominion Raspberry Merlot
    2 1994 Harrison Cabernet Sauvignon
    4 1995 The Monterey Vineyard White Zinfandel
    2 1994 Sutter Home White Zinfandel
    1 1995 I M Boillot Puligny - Montrachet
    1 1995 Ingleside Plantation Cabernet Franc
    1 1989 1/2 Chateau Luduiraut Sauternes
    1 1992 1/2 Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
    4 1991 Le'onard de Saint-Aubin Pouilly-Fuisse
    2 1993 The Hess Collection Chardonnay
    7 1991 Barolo VQPRD
    1 Popes Creek White Virginia
    1 1993 Marlstone Vineyard Alexander
    1 1994 Cambria Chardonnay
    1 1987 Belvedere Chardonnay
    5 1991 Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon
    1 1995 Bourgogne Chardonnay Bourgogne Chardonnay
    1 1991 Cetamura Chianta D>O>C>G>
    1 1991 Caymus Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
    1 Colonial Rose Virginia Rose'
    1 1993 Gevrey - Chambertin Burgundy
    1 1997 1/2 Dominion Late Harvest Vidal (Virgi
    1 1937 Porto Rocheda Port
    10 Cribari Zinfandel

    375
     
  9. darkalley

    darkalley Formula Junior

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    Umm, I'm guessing I'm not going to get a lot of activity on the Beringers... I think he has some Scotch as well but I'll post those down the road.
     
  10. TTG

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    ouch...I just can't do it...I will let someone else be the bearer of the news...I'll be back in a little bit.
     
  11. darkalley

    darkalley Formula Junior

    Aug 17, 2004
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    Nothing of to much value?? You won't hurt my feelings..... He does have 6 bottles of Opus he gave me but I'm keeping those. Real sad thing is- put the Opus on a table next to a beer and I'm going for the Coors. The Erte and Remy Martin Louis XIII are the only things I know are of value. If anyone sees anything they want just let me know. No worries on my end.
     
  12. TTG

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    Jim,
    At a glance, here's my opinion...In short, the most obvious shortcoming is the boat load of whites and white zins on the list...probably near 150 bottles...all of which are over a decade old and are beyond their maturity. That leaves you with 200+ red wines from all different regions...all of which are are over a decade old yet only a few are reserves, single vineyards, 1st-5th growths, etc...this means a large majority of the wines are also subject to being beyond maturity or really pushing it...especially because 90% of them are not favorable vintages.

    Off the top of my head, there are probably under a dozen wines that are valuable.

    Give me a call any time and I will give you the full story or I can help you research your list.

    Cheers!

    Todd
     
  13. darkalley

    darkalley Formula Junior

    Aug 17, 2004
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    Thanks Todd I'll give you a call this week. Maybe the shelves are going to get me more money. Since my father in-law is just dumping all this wine on me even $50.00 is a profit...
     
  14. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

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    At a glance, most of the white wines are over the hill...they are not wines you would cellar, you buy them and drink them. They have very little value.

    The red wines, they are drinkeable...but few are really wines of great value or cellarable. I will research the list today and get back in touch. Thanks.
     
  15. darkalley

    darkalley Formula Junior

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    Guys thanks for the info. Coach, I sent you an email and will look into it for you.
     
  16. ClydeM

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    How about EC group purchase of wine + EC Group purchase via PChop of some fine Cuban's + a room full of Sony PSP & Players.....one heck of a good time . Think? :)

    or even donated to Dream cars 101 charitable event & tax contribution. I doubt there are too many deserning collegiate palates that would shun a couple bottles of vino won at a 50-50 raffle. No?
     
  17. whart

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    I don't drink anything anymore, but here are the ones from your list that are interesting, and perhaps worth buying or drinking:

    3 1992 stags leap Nappa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
    2 1992 stags leap Nappa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
    6 1993 Lynch Bages Gran Cru Classe Pauillac
    17 1990 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
    3 1988 Petrus Pomerol
    4 1993 au Baron de Pichon-Loncueville Bordeaux
    1993 Chateau Margaux red bordeaux
    1 1989 chambolle-musigny Les Charmes(red)
    36 1992 Marchesi di Barolo
    2 1990 Cardinale Red
    2 1990 The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
    2 1989 Corton Red Burgundy
    1 1992 Cote-Rotie Red
    2 1991 Nuits-Saint-George Red
    1 1988 Nuits-Saint-George Red

    2 1993 Puligny - Montrachet Puligny
    1 1990 Puligny - Montrachet Puligny
    1990 Grund Vin de Bourgogne Chassagne - MONTRACHET
    1992 Meursault - Poruzot Poruzot
    1995 I M Boillot Puligny - Montrachet
    1993 Gevrey - Chambertin Burgundy
    1988 Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classe'

    All right, you winos, did i miss anything?
     
  18. notoboy

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    I dunno, but I'd really like the 36 1992 Marchesi di Barolo...
     
  19. Ed P.

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    How 'bout some sangria? ;)

    Or some wine and peaches? (David, you know you like that.... lol)
     
  20. darkalley

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    I guess it's really sad that an Italian like me has no interest in wine at all......... I've decided to first take my list to a few of the big wine dealers in my area and get a rough value from them and then get back to all those who PM'd me looking to buy.I may be willing to trade for a nice watch if someone has a spare sitting around..... Anybody want to make an offer on the Remy Martin Louis XIII.... Goes great with a cigar I'm told
     
  21. Gary48

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    I don't drink any more and I damened sure don't drink any less! Here's a guy you should call, his name is Doug Charles and he owns Compass Wines in Anacortes WA his no. is 360-293-6500. He occaissionly buys cellars.

    Gary

    "There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life"
     
  22. sp308qv

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    any pinot noir?
     

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