MarkDaSpark


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eric9tx wrote:My thoughts on the matter: "I like the simplicity of “Ty’s Red”, but “Ty’s Field Blend Red” rolls off the tongue easily (and might be more obvious/recognizable to the average consumer). “Red Field Blend”… bleh."



Yea, I like "Ty's Field Blend Red" better. Ty's Red just sounds ... plain.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Yea, I like "Ty's Field Blend Red" better. Ty's Red just sounds ... plain.



I should say that I like both, but it depends entirely on the label. I also think I've been spoiled by Woot Cellars sense of humor.

Red Ty's Field Blend probably is a little too silly.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:Hi there, wine.wooter -

But Winedavid39, how does the new schedule impact the Labrat program?

Labrat program will apply to Monday deals only. I repeat: Labrat program will apply to Monday deals only.



Does anyone else read this as "there are going to be less wine only offers and more wine-related offers"? The lab rat program was the reason many people on the fence decided whether or not to go in.

From my own perspective, getting rid of the program for the following two offers either means that the offer will be wine-related and therefore not needing lab rats or it will be from an established winery that the long-standing wine.woot members will pump up on the boards and people will buy regardless of not having a lab rat.

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Cesare wrote:Already posted in the main thread. So the deals will be M W F. Labrats only on Monday. And the birthday coupons are renewed.



Wonder if they will change it to the person who actually suggested it first (not me, but someone we know and love .. from a distance)? hmmmmm ....


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greenfields wrote:Does anyone else read this as "there are going to be less wine only offers and more wine-related offers"? The lab rat program was the reason many people on the fence decided whether or not to go in.

From my own perspective, getting rid of the program for the following two offers either means that the offer will be wine-related and therefore not needing lab rats or it will be from an established winery that the long-standing wine.woot members will pump up on the boards and people will buy regardless of not having a lab rat.



Sounds like the latter, since they said they wanted to go more towards the wine a day eventually.

Also,


We like this rhythm because it still gives you world famous Wine.Woot forumites two whole days to assess, research, comment, argue, espouse, and challenge both the wine and the winemaker or proprietor who we famously invite into our forums for each deal.



They indicate wine in that paragraph. So one of the 3 deals may be wine related, but it sounds like at least 2 will always be wine.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:They indicate wine in that paragraph. So one of the 3 deals may be wine related, but it sounds like at least 2 will always be wine.



I totally don't like the idea of the 2-day wine offering with no rats and limited time for discussion. That's the primary reason I (we) buy through wine.woot. Well, the $5 shipping is another biggie...and probably the true primary reason. But still, the diminishing of the interaction with the winemakers, labrats, etc, etc will make me much less likely to buy during the later week offerings. Hmmm, wait. Maybe that's a good thing for me. Since I need to cut back on buying...something I never seem to be able to do.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I totally don't like the idea of the 2-day wine offering with no rats and limited time for discussion. That's the primary reason I (we) buy through wine.woot. Well, the $5 shipping is another biggie...and probably the true primary reason. But still, the diminishing of the interaction with the winemakers, labrats, etc, etc will make me much less likely to buy during the later week offerings. Hmmm, wait. Maybe that's a good thing for me. Since I need to cut back on buying...something I never seem to be able to do.



Maybe, but as greenfields thought, the two on the backend may be wineries we know (and love), so there may not be as big a need for labrats on those.

It will be interesting.


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I totally don't like the idea of the 2-day wine offering with no rats and limited time for discussion. That's the primary reason I (we) buy through wine.woot. Well, the $5 shipping is another biggie...and probably the true primary reason. But still, the diminishing of the interaction with the winemakers, labrats, etc, etc will make me much less likely to buy during the later week offerings. Hmmm, wait. Maybe that's a good thing for me. Since I need to cut back on buying...something I never seem to be able to do.



How often do you (personally) really wait for labrat reports before buying though?

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I totally don't like the idea of the 2-day wine offering with no rats and limited time for discussion. That's the primary reason I (we) buy through wine.woot. Well, the $5 shipping is another biggie...and probably the true primary reason. But still, the diminishing of the interaction with the winemakers, labrats, etc, etc will make me much less likely to buy during the later week offerings. Hmmm, wait. Maybe that's a good thing for me. Since I need to cut back on buying...something I never seem to be able to do.


Yup!

cheron98 wrote:How often do you (personally) really wait for labrat reports before buying though?


Honest? Rarely. (hoping WD doesn't read my posts, which is a pretty good bet)

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eric9tx wrote:Honest? Rarely. (hoping WD doesn't read my posts, which is a pretty good bet)



When I first started at w.w I actually waited pretty regularly. Now I mainly don't but only because there's so many repeat wineries. If they're varietals I'm interested in and I haven't had anything by them, then I still wait for some confirmation in either rat or pub form and even when I am in, I'm still interested in what the rats had to say.

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eric9tx wrote:My thoughts on the matter: "I like the simplicity of “Ty’s Red”, but “Ty’s Field Blend Red” rolls off the tongue easily (and might be more obvious/recognizable to the average consumer). “Red Field Blend”… bleh."



I like Ty's Field Blend Red the best as it is almost lyrical plus it has the all important "field blend" in the name. That's fairly unique and adds charm to the wine because of how it was made (if it truly is a field blend that is).

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eric9tx wrote:Honest? Rarely. (hoping WD doesn't read my posts, which is a pretty good bet)


Interestingly, I've used the Rat reports to talk me out of making some purchases that would probably have been a mistake for me. If I'm on the fence, it's normally because it's a wine I'm unfamiliar with, or a blend of varietals I like with ones I'm not too fond of. I use the reports to tip me one way or the other. If the report confirms that the flavor profile is not one that I like, then I've saved my money and can buy more later.

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cjsiege wrote:Interestingly, I've used the Rat reports to talk me out of making some purchases that would probably have been a mistake for me. If I'm on the fence, it's normally because it's a wine I'm unfamiliar with, or a blend of varietals I like with ones I'm not too fond of. I use the reports to tip me one way or the other. If the report confirms that the flavor profile is not one that I like, then I've saved my money and can buy more later.


This.

Dude... wait, what?

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Got a new invoice via email for the new total.



I did a couple hours later. Got another bottle of Hayne PS.

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greenfields wrote:Does anyone else read this as "there are going to be less wine only offers and more wine-related offers"? The lab rat program was the reason many people on the fence decided whether or not to go in.

From my own perspective, getting rid of the program for the following two offers either means that the offer will be wine-related and therefore not needing lab rats or it will be from an established winery that the long-standing wine.woot members will pump up on the boards and people will buy regardless of not having a lab rat.


Or that the labrat program is getting a little expensive.

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Man the Twins/Tigers are really dragging this out. 4-4 in the 10th, now 5-5 in the 11th. That's ok, play 15 innings for all I care. Be nice and tired for tomorrow! :P

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Cesare wrote:Man the Twins/Tigers are really dragging this out. 4-4 in the 10th, now 5-5 in the 11th. That's ok, play 15 innings for all I care. Be nice and tired for tomorrow! :P



Okay, why do the Twins have a red "C" with the T on their hats?? I never noticed it before.


Edit: And did anyone else think of the Tatto sleeves from The Big Bang Theory last night when seeing Inge at the plate for the Tigers?


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Cesare wrote:Man the Twins/Tigers are really dragging this out. 4-4 in the 10th, now 5-5 in the 11th. That's ok, play 15 innings for all I care. Be nice and tired for tomorrow! :P


Damn Yankees. (Those two words just go together.)

And man, what a game. I figured it would be over when I got back from my ride, and when I checked, it was top of the 8th. Vikings last night and now a Twins game. I need some sleep.

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polarbear22 wrote:Damn Yankees. (Those two words just go together.)

And man, what a game. I figured it would be over when I got back from my ride, and when I checked, it was top of the 8th. Vikings last night and now a Twins game. I need some sleep.



Now you can sleep. Bring on the Twins!

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cheron98 wrote:How often do you (personally) really wait for labrat reports before buying though?



Well, so far this year....I haven't. But look at my sig. They're pretty much ALL wineries I've bought from before and love. Only one I hadn't was Roessler, and I'd heard plenty about them from previous offerings.

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Imagine4vr wrote:I have to say one of the things I miss most about Chicago is the tap water. The water here is awful I won't even cook without filtering the water first.



It isn't as good as it used to be tho. I find it way chemically than the past.

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cheron98 wrote:How often do you (personally) really wait for labrat reports before buying though?



I barely wait to read the boards. I pretty much decide within moments of seeing the offer if I will buy or not.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Okay, why do the Twins have a red "C" with the T on their hats?? I never noticed it before.


Edit: And did anyone else think of the Tatto sleeves from The Big Bang Theory last night when seeing Inge at the plate for the Tigers?



Well, I thought of you when I saw those sleeves on TBBT.......

I will drink no wine before it's time. What time is it, anyway?

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NonnaWY wrote:Well, I thought of you when I saw those sleeves on TBBT.......






Although, now that you mention it ......


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I'm sorry, but $99 for one bottle is not a low price. Cinderella wine is a big Fail IMO .... almost $300 for free shipping?


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MarkDaSpark wrote:I'm sorry, but $99 for one bottle is not a low price. Cinderella wine is a big Fail IMO .... almost $300 for free shipping?



Actually, they still haven't gotten their code to force you to buy the 3 bottles. You get the free shipping even on 1 bottle still.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:I'm sorry, but $99 for one bottle is not a low price. Cinderella wine is a big Fail IMO .... almost $300 for free shipping?


Why is it a big fail? CT avg value is $170. And you can get free shipping on just one.
More importantly, your clue begging puppy is requested in the main thread!

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Cesare wrote:Why is it a big fail? CT avg value is $170. And you can get free shipping on just one.
More importantly, your clue begging puppy is requested in the main thread!



Cause I don't know if I'd want to waste it on you at that price ...


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greenfields wrote:Does anyone else read this as "there are going to be less wine only offers and more wine-related offers"? The lab rat program was the reason many people on the fence decided whether or not to go in.

From my own perspective, getting rid of the program for the following two offers either means that the offer will be wine-related and therefore not needing lab rats or it will be from an established winery that the long-standing wine.woot members will pump up on the boards and people will buy regardless of not having a lab rat.



Or I guess the third option of smaller production wineries where they can't offer as many bottles...

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Wow, Pedroncelli is serious about moving their juice. Now they're on Winespies (although it's the Cab this time).

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So where do we go to get some of the Boss Monster zin? Or did it sell out? please no!!

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speedoo wrote:So where do we go to get some of the Boss Monster zin? Or did it sell out? please no!!



It's at http://wine.woot.com/Monday/


Edit: I see you found it ...

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Okay, why do the Twins have a red "C" with the T on their hats?? I never noticed it before.



Twin Cities - Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The TC is the old logo, they went to an M for the logo for a while.

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polarbear22 wrote:Twin Cities - Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The TC is the old logo, they went to an M for the logo for a while.



I just want to thank you for turning me on to Playing for Change . I just found their tour info and bought tix to see them next month.

Truly inspirational and entertaining!

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bhodilee wrote:I may never be warm again. ... I shivered all damn night and I'm STILL cold!



Need some electric socks or how about some soggy socks?

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greenfields wrote:Does anyone else read this as "there are going to be less wine only offers and more wine-related offers"? The lab rat program was the reason many people on the fence decided whether or not to go in.

From my own perspective, getting rid of the program for the following two offers either means that the offer will be wine-related and therefore not needing lab rats or it will be from an established winery that the long-standing wine.woot members will pump up on the boards and people will buy regardless of not having a lab rat.



I suspect we will see more non-wine offers, but we'll also see more "small" offers (as in very limited quantities). I also expect to see more of the "tail" offers, those that are either way more expensive than the "norm" or those that are way less expensive than the norm.

Lack of lab ratting will not really hurt any of these scenarios, IMO. Especially if you combine any two of these: low quantity and high price is going to find enough buyers to satisfy the available supply without labratting, and may struggle to sell more even with labratting due to price.

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greenfields wrote:Does anyone else read this as "there are going to be less wine only offers and more wine-related offers"? The lab rat program was the reason many people on the fence decided whether or not to go in.

From my own perspective, getting rid of the program for the following two offers either means that the offer will be wine-related and therefore not needing lab rats or it will be from an established winery that the long-standing wine.woot members will pump up on the boards and people will buy regardless of not having a lab rat.




My expectations, imho, is that the Monday wine will be the big one, with LaBrats, rantings, et al. W & F offerings will be smaller volume, lesser known, "I need to get my name out" wineries. Possibly some interesting finds. Plus, having some wine related offerings, cheeses, toffees, etc without spoiling our beloved wine temptations. The first week, or three, may have some lovely offerings just to tempt and soothe the savage beasts here. The possibilities are exciting, I'm ready to see what the imaginations of WD can produce.

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crusaderRabbit wrote:The possibilities are exciting, I'm ready to see what the imaginations of WD can produce.



His imagination scares me. He always finds stuff I want.

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cheron98 wrote:His imagination scares me. He always finds stuff I want.



Psst. Cheron...

Moondragon wrote:(the rest of my labrat report...)