Oh my yes. I don’t have any left from the 1990s, but quite a few from the early 2000s, including a bunch of Wellingtons, Ty Catons, and other regulars from the old site. I would say that a solid majority of my wines are more than ten years old, with a substantial more-than-twenty representation.
Ah, grasshoppers! Wisdom accrues and wonderful drinking pleasures await… rpm would caution, however, that you should get a Durand for opening >15 year old wines, especially Peter’s…my experience with his corks is that they tend to break unless very carefully extracted with an Ah So or Durand…
While the Durand is initially costly I have gotten the value back many times over just by not being frustrated with having to deal with a broken cork.
As far as Peters wines go I just go directly to the Durand.
@klezman I remember years ago you mentioned the trick of using an ah-so along with a waiter’s corkscrew. Cheapskate that I am, I’ve tried that a few times, with mixed results. Looking forward to receiving my new Durand…
@InFrom@klezman I have found a gold coffee filter used for fine grounds and single cup pour overs to be an excellent filtration system for corks that disintegrate and catching them before they are accidentally consumed.
Many, thanks to the old site (and my buying habits).
Tonight drinking a 2013 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant,
and I didn’t like it when it was young, but now it’s very good and very interesting. Might even be changing my mind on GSMs. It would be a travesty to drink only young wines.
@canonizer Nice timing for this sale (assuming it’s a sale price?), as people here were just talking about them. It’s been the rare bottle of Wellington that wouldn’t have benefited from one of these. Thanks for posting.
The site looks kinda suspicious to me. There’s no “about us” info, no real navigation/search function. It links to “Twohandspaperie” Home & Garden Section.
Two Hands Paperie sells mostly stationery and paper craft products…they have no Home & Garden section on their site and don’t appear to sell a Durand (or John Deere mower wheels ). https://twohandspaperiestore.com/
I’m skeptical but hopeful. I’d love to order but I am a bit uneasy with the wonky looking site.
@canonizer@davirom@karenhynes@ScottW58 Well, we’ll see what happens. It didn’t make me more confident in the purchase that the PayPal payee it went to was named simply “Torie”. But I put it on a card, rather than pay by bank debit, so with any luck there’ll be some recourse it it’s not legit.
@canonizer@InFrom@karenhynes@ScottW58@rjquillin@klezman To quote Star Wars, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this”. Unlike InFrom, my PayPal receipt is from 3C Solutions. From their website, they appear to be a cleaning service in NY with lots of typos on the home page. I’m going to call my card company and put a fraud watch on the account. <sigh>
Sorry, all! It looks like a site that mirrors a legitimate business in Boulder (which has all the same info about shipping on the first business day after the weekend and has an active phone number/answering machine). Hopefully your cc disputes quickly resolve, I may have just had PayPal automated through my bank. If I’ve been scammed, at least it was a discount.
I wrote to the legit business to see if they could take action against the illegitimate looking one and reported it in pp as well, though with far less hope coming from a bank.
I don’t believe the merchant sees you CC info, but could be corrected if that’s not true. The value of PP, as I understand it, is the merchant does not see additional financial info. Only the PP remittance for the transaction is transmitted to the merchant, so your CC info remains non-disclosed for any additional nefarious actions.
@davirom Coda to my story. I tracked the shipment on the “Paypal” link and USPS showed the item delivered Wednesday of last week. On Friday I printed the tracking chain, took it to my PO, and told the story. The supervisor wasn’t in, but I was promised a call back. Didn’t happen. On Saturday I spoke to my letter carrier and gave him a copy of the tracking info. He looked at it, told me he worked last Wednesday, did not remember a package for me, and was not in my neighborhood at the claimed delivery time. He said he would talk to the supervisor when he finished his route.
Today the letter carrier knocked on my door and gave me a copy of the PO’s internal tracking report. It shows that the tracking code was spoofed for a delivery to another address in my community. The sending address is a 800 sf house a couple of cities away. The PO advised me to do the things I had already done (dispute the charge, cancel/replace the credit card).
This seems like an elaborate scheme to me. The scammers spoofed a legitimate web retailer and inserted the scam page. They spoofed PayPal (seems more likely to me) or otherwise tricked PayPal into providing credit card services. Their “PayPal” receipt spoofed payment to a different legitimate business. They hacked into the USPS tracking system to provide me with a tracking number showing my zip code.
Why? To steal $53 per hit? That would be a lot of effort to go to EXCEPT they also gather credit card numbers and identifying information from people who are willing to spend $53 on a corkscrew. And probably at least considered spending $150. I’m sure they will keep as many of the $53’s as they can collect, but the value of the scam is the information. For those of us who got burned, I suggest in addition to canceling/replacing the credit card used, also change your password to your card provider website.
@davirom Thanks for reporting back. That’s really crazy. I got my new card in the mail today, and just finished changing my pw. Fwiw, I never got anything like a delivery notice, just the original invoice from PayPal. Haven’t heard a peep since then.
I wonder if the postal police would bother investigating something this small-scale. Did the letter carrier mention anything about that?