Todd F r e n c h

Considered the 'head babysitter' for the ever-growing and active community on Wine Berserkers, Todd does not fancy himself a writer...he just wants to share his experiences with those who may not necessarily need to go 'full geek', and see what wonderful experiences there are out in the wine world.

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The spectacular rise and fall of Maison Ilan – an exposé by Bill Nanson

The spectacular rise and fall of Maison Ilan – an exposé by Bill Nanson

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

‘Buyer beware’ has never been more apropos for lovers of Burgundy – published today, this Burgundy Report entry by Bill Nanson was months in the making, exposing a debacle that was years in the making – that of Maison Ilan and Ray Walker. Read here, and enjoy…  

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BerserkerDay VII is coming!  January 27, 2016 (one day only)

BerserkerDay VII is coming! January 27, 2016 (one day only)

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 7th annual celebration of Wine Berserkers as the largest and most vibrant online wine community in the world is soon upon us.  On January 27, 2016, dozens of small wineries and nationwide retailers, as well as wine product suppliers (like Gabriel Glas, The Wine Check, etc) will offer deals NOT to be missed, never […]

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BerserkerDay VI is coming! More offers from wineries than EVER! (Jan 27, 2015)

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

BerserkerDay VI is coming up!! January 27, 2015, over 70 wineries and winemakers will be offering ridiculous deals on their wines and wine-related items. Last year, sales exceeded $300,000 FOR THE DAY, and this year promises to beat that number, handily! There is NO OTHER EVENT LIKE IT! The winery owners and winemakers make their […]

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Wine in a hot car – is it ruined?

Wine in a hot car – is it ruined?

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A recent thread on the Wine Berserkers forum – http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=85187 – prompted me to write this post, which is likely experienced by many wine lovers around the world. Many of us have dropped into a store or restaurant with wine in our car, perhaps forgetting how hot it can become, in a very short time, during […]

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WineBerserkers announces the launch of BerserkerBuys

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

April 24, 2014   Wine Berserkers, the world’s largest and most active online wine community, proudly announces an innovative new feature of our forum community – BerserkerBuys. Playing off the tremendous success of the annual BerserkerDay, where wineries and retailers from around the world post offers available only during BerserkerDay, only on the forum, we’ve […]

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BerserkerDay V (Jan 27, 2014) – the biggest yet, with over $300,000 in wine sales

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

BerserkerDay V, the fifth iteration of the annual celebration of membership on Wine Berserkers, was held on January 27th, 2014.  Each year, on January 27th (the founding of the WineBerserkers community on its current domain), dozens of wineries and retailers participate in providing incredible offers to Wine Berserkers guests and members, often featuring veritcals, sample […]

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The ‘vineyard of popes’ offers some of the best wine France has to offer

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

[Advertorial] From the ancient Roman times up to the present day, France has built a name as the vineyard capital of the world. Producing an estimated of 5 to 6 billion litres of wine every year, France is the largest wine-producing country on the planet. While its map is marked with distinct wine regions – from […]

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Ridge Lytton Springs – winery and tasting room

Ridge Lytton Springs – winery and tasting room

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A highlight of our recent trip to Sonoma was a long-awaited visit to the Ridge Lytton Springs tasting room and winery.  This unique facility is primarily solar-powered, and built with hay-bale construction (rye hay, I’m told, which is the most critter-resistant).  One doorway has glass panels so you can actually see the hay-bale construction. The […]

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Ferrari-Carano – perhaps the most beautiful grounds in Sonoma

Ferrari-Carano – perhaps the most beautiful grounds in Sonoma

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most wine lovers have enjoyed Ferrari-Carano wines, possibly quite frequently, as their Chardonnay, Fume Blanc, Siena, and Tresor have rather wide nationwide distribution, but if you have not yet had a chance to head far northward in Sonoma County to visit the tasting room, reward yourself with a visit, as the grounds are nothing short […]

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A Visit with Steve Lagier and Carole Meredith

A Visit with Steve Lagier and Carole Meredith

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you don’t mind driving up scary one-lane mountain passes, you MUST visit our Berserkers friends and winemaking/wine growing legends Steve Lagier and Carole Meredith of Lagier Meredith. The views are utterly breathtaking from atop their mountain estate off Dry Creek Road. What view would you like? Want to see Atlas Peak? How about the […]

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A visit to Keever Vineyards

A visit to Keever Vineyards

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The list of worthwhile Napa area wineries and winemakers to visit goes on forever, and Jen and I had the chance to visit with several luminaries during our most recent trip in the area. First on the list was Keever Vineyards, where Olga Keever gave us the facility and cave tour, and poured each of […]

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Wine Berserkers meet in Brooklyn, NY

Wine Berserkers meet in Brooklyn, NY

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hosted at the Brooklyn home of chef extraordinaire Suzanne Camhi and her always-lovable husband Kenny Shusterman, a small group of Berserkers were able to enjoy a fantastic dinner, humorous conversation, and a fantastic selection of wines, from Burgundy, Tuscany, and the Rhone. Suzanne prepared an entire primal lamb on the grill, which was well complimented […]

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