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  Montesquieu Winery
General Posted by winer1 on 07/03/2006 at 10:38 PST in General
Last Reader Comment on 02/09 at 22:18 PST

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General Posted by lawyerdk on 03/17/2021 at 08:01 PST in General

I cannot make the search work. It reports the number of entries fitting my search, but does not specify the results

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  Tuscano Rosso Principe Snake bottle
Collecting Posted by buggs4me35 on 11/22/2006 at 10:27 PST in Collecting
Last Reader Comment on 06/30/2015 at 18:06 PST

I have this unopened 3 liter bottle of Tuscano Rosso Principe bottled by Cevin Spa. Produce of Italy red table wine.This bottle stands at least three feet tall. Any information would be greatly appreciated. This is at least 20 yrs old. Thank You Bob

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  Buena Vista 1996 Carneros Estate Zinfandel Cat Series
General Posted by staci on 05/14/2015 at 17:57 PST in General

I have a bottle of 1996 Buena Vista Carneros Estate Zinfandel Cat Series. I am trying to determine an estimated value of this bottle of wine for selling it at an auction for a non-profit fundraser. It is unopened, with the label(which is etched onto the bottle) and foil in tact. I would appreciate any help anyone can give me. Thanks

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  HELP! I need 2 know value 4my wine bottles
General Posted by azcraftsman on 07/16/2013 at 22:01 PST in General
Last Reader Comment on 06/27/2014 at 17:30 PST

Hi, thank you for stopping. I have two wine bottles from Legends Gridiron cuvee with the San Diego Chargers player portraits on them. The bottles are intact and full. I would like to know their value if anyone knows.

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  BORGHINI toscany
Collecting Posted by pijl on 05/23/2014 at 01:53 PST in Collecting

I have found two very special, very big wine bottles from BORGHINI CHianti in Toscany. Since my collection is simply too big I will put them up for sale.

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  Euro Cave repair in the San Jose area
General Posted by k8wn on 04/30/2013 at 15:18 PST in General

After about four years of service my EuroCave has developed an issue. The unit cycles on and off in a few minutes time. Does not seem to keep the compartment cool, just room temp. Where or who repairs these units in the San Jose CA area? I guess I could contact wine enthusiast as they appear to be the distributor inside the US. Anyone? Thanks in advance; Bill

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  montesquieu Wine Scam
General Posted by nycwinepro on 05/05/2011 at 15:44 PST in General
Last Reader Comment on 10/11/2012 at 17:12 PST

Many of you on here have posted looking for information o Montesquieu Wines....It is hard to find info that is current as they employ a reputation defender website to clean up / remove negative postings. I know this pertinant info for a fact... I have been in the wine biz for 6 years, trained here in NYC and UC Davis. I took a job at Montesquieu and was invariably disappointed with the products and sales methods; being that The wines are sold via 'cold call' in a carnival barker style. The training to work at Montesquieu is decidely NOT wine focused training. Instead, you are told to read the 'Secret', create a 'vision board of wealth' and sell based on targeting customers who exhibit an impulse buy mentality. The wines are not legit, they are created by purchased juice and unused lots and they put a large ticket price on the bottle. Once again, these are not small production-boutique wines from small family owned vineyards, but left over second-or more likely third label wines, with shiny labels trying to appeal to the nouveau riche. I resigned, as I am a wine pro, who cannot, in good conscious, sell a product that is fraudulent. Oh, one more thing. I was relatively successful, I made a sale a day,( you can expect to make a sale per 300 phone calls...and that's an amazing average as you are calling business people at their jobs and spend a majority of your time being hung up on by savvy ad-mins) but my wine sales were not because I was a trained wine pro, it was because I am very charismatic. I noticed that the second best so-called broker was a drug addict and knew nothing about wine at are expected to drink all day, starting at 8:30am and for someone who loves fantastic wines, I had a hard time choking down a few of these subpar wines. The office managers were nice, if not disillusioned and they were not trained in wine at all, the office in New York is nice as well, but to reiterate, the wines are subpar and not sold by wine professionals. At the time of my departure, there were only 2 remaining 'brokers', one was the aforementioned drug addict....actually doing cocaine on the job, and another woman who knew her stuff and had vast food and wine experience but she popped Vicodin on a reguclar basis as she had a back injury from a car accident . The last I heard she ( the vicodin addict, not the coke-head) jumped ship based on the inethical products and sales methods. To sum up, this is a job for a person who is hard up as they pay you $500.00 a week for 6 months, you need not have any wine knowledge, and you don't have to pass a drug test, dress nicely or even have a professional demeanor.....If you are opportunistic and able to bullshit on the phone you will do ok.....Expect to make no more than 20,000.00 yearly. After 6 months, you work 100 percent on commission. Soooo, you do the math. You only sell by the case. The average weekly sale is less than $3,000.00. So, there you go, if you have no other recourse, take a job at Montesquieu, but keep interviewing in the meantime.

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  1969 Borghini Lacrima Christi White Wine decanters
General Posted by carolann on 06/16/2012 at 18:01 PST in General

Hello...i'm new to this site, and I am hoping to get some information about a couple of decanters I have had since the early 70's, when they were given to me as a gift. One is a 6.5" penguin decanter, 1969 Borghini Lacrima Christi White Wine. This penguin has a black bow-tie. The other is a 12" penguin decanter, which is the same as the small decanter, except that it has a pale yellow bow-tie with black polka-dots. Neither one has been opened. The small penguin had a piece of blue plastic over the top hat when it was new, which prevented the bottle from being opened. I am in possession of the majority of that seal. However, it has become so brittle over time that when I handled the decanter it broke into pieces in my hands. If anyone has any information about these two decanters, I would appreciate very much if you would share your knowledge with me. It would be nice if I had some information about something I have been protecting for more than 40 years. Any information would be helpful. Thanks. (Show Me!)

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  Ideas on wine import?
General Posted by manchego on 08/22/2002 at 12:59 PST in General
Last Reader Comment on 02/13/2012 at 09:37 PST

I am doing some homework in regards to my dream of importing some very unique wines to the USA from Spain. Is there anyone who can offer information (including websites) on: 1. import laws for California - federal and state 2. where to look for transportation / transport issues 3. import licenses 4. books / publications on this matter 5. anything else?? Thanks for whatever information you can offer! I have looked over this site and seen some information that will be useful, but there really is so precious little out there in way of this type of information... I have exclusive rights for several wine producers for the USA, but i really have so much work to get to before bringing in the first shipments. Thanks, Andrew :wq

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