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by Rick Smith
October 30th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5447

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

When we were there they had some Ridge on what they call a list. So I guess we got lucky but their list does indeed suck. Even back in the day, pretty much everything sucked except the beef and the potatoes The bacon! This. And schlag with dessert. I always just buy a Ridge and call it a day. Just ...
by Rick Smith
September 14th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Marriott and Starwood merger. More bonus things.
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Marriott and Starwood merger. More bonus things.

For the first time, I didn’t get Bonvoy’d. One of my tentative points redemptions in Hawaii next year had a few days that dropped to off-peak. Not a huge savings, but I will take the extra 20k points. Thanks.
by Rick Smith
August 27th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 627

Re: Orlando

or Chillers on Wednesday.
by Rick Smith
August 27th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 627

Re: Orlando

Jiko at Animal Kingdom Lodge
by Rick Smith
July 26th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4627

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

There are a lot people here who's contributions I really enjoy. Some of these people I have met, and some I would like to meet. Some I feel like I know, even though I've never met them. I love this community, but sometimes it gets a little sleepy. Bill Klapp and Alan Eden each had their own ways of...
by Rick Smith
July 16th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 14172

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I would suggest that MS laid the founding stone in Wineberserkers. neener I wonder when Todd is gonna sell us out. The bastard. PS. Todd, I have an ace team of corporate transactions lawyers when you are ready to sell. I come along free. I’ll be there when the inevitable happens. Not free though. B...
by Rick Smith
July 16th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 14172

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

Anton D wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Sold to Michelin!?!?!?!

Holy crap, I am not ready for a restaurant with 100 Michelin Stars.
100+
by Rick Smith
July 7th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Extra pay between Business and First
Replies: 17
Views: 2276

Re: Extra pay between Business and First

What price does LH F make sense over LH J? 8-9 hour flight. Either arriving or connecting in FRA if the lounge matters.

748 is the plane.i am currently in J.
by Rick Smith
July 7th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone flown La Compagnie yet(recently)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: Anyone flown La Compagnie yet(recently)?

I think not all are lie flat too.
by Rick Smith
February 19th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage
Replies: 58
Views: 4643

Re: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage

We recommend our customers take pics of their wines they have in their luggage and their Wine Check, (Imagine trademark here), plus write the contents on a flap of the shipper inside the Wine Check. (Imagine trademark here). This is not an unknown problem and security improvements continue, but the...
by Rick Smith
February 18th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)
Replies: 24
Views: 1426

Re: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)

Had the Spice Route last year. Enjoyed it.

Great restaurant. Was even better when we stayed at AKL and were able to imbide in cocktails, beers, etc.
by Rick Smith
February 13th, 2019, 3:01 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Atlanta diversions over a weekend?
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Atlanta diversions over a weekend?

Cheetah Lounge
Pink Pony
by Rick Smith
January 31st, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 17242

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 8:22 am
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Chris Freemott wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Get your own thread, French!

:)
Get your own BerserkerDay Freek!

*drops mike*
(before people freak out (so to speak) Freek and I know each other - perhaps TOO well for my comfort and personal safety)
What’s today’s safe word?
by Rick Smith
January 13th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: have you been to India?
Replies: 20
Views: 1869

Re: have you been to India?

Any recent Delhi experiences? I may have an extra night on a business trip and looking for any restaurant recommendations for a solo diner. Had a great dinner at Indian Accent. A steal at INR 3900. The premium wine pairing was worth the INR 1600 upcharge. Sister restaurants in NYC and London. http:...
by Rick Smith
January 11th, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 18219

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread - FAQ/Info/Discussion

Mark Y wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 4:30 pm
From 100 to 5000 cases?! Dayam!
We aren’t all dick and fart jokes!
by Rick Smith
January 3rd, 2019, 4:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?
Replies: 23
Views: 1490

Re: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?

Russian Standard Gold
Beluga
Tito’s if ordering something out.
by Rick Smith
August 13th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: have you been to India?
Replies: 20
Views: 1869

Re: have you been to India?

Any recent Delhi experiences? I may have an extra night on a business trip and looking for any restaurant recommendations for a solo diner.
by Rick Smith
August 10th, 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 11419

Your dumbest purchase

R_Gilbane wrote:I bought a baby goat when I lived in a small apartment, anticipating I would own a house with a nice backyard by the time it grew up.

It did not end well.
good dinner for a few days!
by Rick Smith
July 27th, 2018, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA on Fass Selections - regarding policy on wines over 5 years of age
Replies: 251
Views: 14416

PSA on Fass Selections - regarding policy on wines over 5 years of age

Craig G wrote:I had a corked Wine from Premier Cru tonight. Who do I call for my refund?
Ray Walker
by Rick Smith
July 2nd, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MASSIVE site overhaul (finished!!!) THANK YOU!!!
Replies: 190
Views: 9124

MASSIVE site overhaul coming soon... (please read)

Are we finally getting rid of the Wine Talk forum?
by Rick Smith
May 26th, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Working Ranch Vacation
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Working Ranch Vacation

scamhi wrote:nothing like reviving an 8 year old thread with no responses, and hoping to get one 8 years later. it's deja vu all over again.
In fairness, i think this is Zach's first time back in 8 years (welcome back, Zach!)
by Rick Smith
April 19th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207646

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Wait. Are you suggesting Tex is Ray? Ray is Tex?
by Rick Smith
April 18th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207646

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

“….to be continued….“

Did he give up on the blog like he did with finance, real estate, BMW parts, his winery, his wife/kids, Insatiable, etc.

Waiting for part 4.2....
by Rick Smith
April 12th, 2018, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: New Orleans - never been
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

New Orleans - never been

Terry H a r r i s wrote:Go do lunch at the Green Goddess

http://greengoddessrestaurant.com
A friend and I just stumbled across it years ago. An unexpected, random, good meal. I would go back.
by Rick Smith
April 10th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Select one white and one bubbly from these wines for an event with 100 people.
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Select one white and one bubbly from these wines for an event with 100 people.

Neal.Mollen wrote:Definitely the Comtes
+1 (or 3 if it comes from Jay’s stash - I mean, they were free, right?)
by Rick Smith
April 6th, 2018, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Napa's What can we expect
Replies: 85
Views: 5290

16 Napa's What can we expect

Rick Smith wrote:I assume vintage of the century.
Bump
by Rick Smith
April 5th, 2018, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Napa's What can we expect
Replies: 85
Views: 5290

16 Napa's What can we expect

I assume vintage of the century.
by Rick Smith
April 4th, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 Gruaud Larose
Replies: 16
Views: 483

1981 Gruaud Larose

If everyone can stop talking about how enjoyable 1981s are, that would be appreciated. I prefer to keep this vintage under the radar.
by Rick Smith
March 31st, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207646

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Are we at a stage to say the saga has really ended? May want to update the thread title.
by Rick Smith
March 31st, 2018, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207646

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

My situation was different. I had the book deal before writing the first chapter of The Road to Burgundy. With having children, I didn’t wish to speak publicly in a negative fashion about my relationship with my children’s mother. I strongly believed that they would one day read my book, and that i...
by Rick Smith
March 26th, 2018, 1:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207646

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Randy Bowman wrote:It's a good thing he can simplify his research here. Might speed it up a bit.
Unlike his malo?
by Rick Smith
March 17th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Suggestions for NYC
Replies: 31
Views: 1569

Suggestions for NYC

Museum of Sex?
by Rick Smith
March 9th, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207646

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Jorge Henriquez wrote:Ray, where can we get some Faith/Fruition/Whateverthenameisthismonth bottles? At $14, there can't be a better value for a "Grand Vin of California" out there!

Back that Porsche SUV UP!!!!
Fixed it for you.
by Rick Smith
March 8th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207646

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

L e o F r o k i c wrote:
andy velebil wrote:For those who think Ray is just some hap hazard who doesn't realize what he's doing, I've got a bridge to sell you. He's a con man through and through. If you can't see that i feel bad for you.
How much? [wink.gif]
$15. It’s worth $40.
by Rick Smith
March 7th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207646

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Randy Bowman wrote:You mean to say you longer can do tastings at their Woodside tasting room?
I was hoping for that to be our next Berserkerfest location
by Rick Smith
January 23rd, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Holdredge Pinot Noir Mazie Rose
Replies: 8
Views: 255

TN: 2013 Holdredge Pinot Noir Mazie Rose

Dan Hammer wrote:The '09 was fabulous.
Worth writing an open letter?
by Rick Smith
January 14th, 2018, 5:19 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: BerserkerDay IX Master Thread/FAQ - Records set!!! Over $500,000 in wine/wine related goods sold!
Replies: 252
Views: 17889

BerserkerDay IX Master Thread/FAQ (Please Read)

Cris Whetstone wrote:Will Mark Squires drop by to say 'Hi' and possibly offer up a deal?

newhere
And, Folks, if you had any questions about how exciting BD is, it brings Whetstone back! [cheers.gif] [mouth-drop.gif]
by Rick Smith
December 21st, 2017, 7:09 am
Forum: Stoneking Benefit Fundraiser Auctions
Topic: Stoneking Auction Lot 2 - Carlisle - CLOSED
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Stoneking Auction Lot 2 - Carlisle - CLOSED

Mike - thanks again for offering up this lot! We received the bottle safe and sound yesterday.
by Rick Smith
December 13th, 2017, 8:26 pm
Forum: Stoneking Benefit Fundraiser Auctions
Topic: FINAL Stoneking Auction Lot 49 - SQN - Bids open til Saturday night.
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

FINAL Stoneking Auction Lot 49 - Sine Qua Non

Dan Hammer wrote:I drank this wine with Ken V in March 2016. It's delicious.
But how was the company???? newhere
by Rick Smith
October 7th, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whoa! Damn that's a nice rack!
Replies: 16
Views: 2338

Whoa! Damn that's a nice rack!

I am disappointed in the contents of this thread, right Saxon?
by Rick Smith
October 1st, 2017, 5:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Range Recommendation
Replies: 40
Views: 2295

Range Recommendation

One thing I wished my range had was one smaller burner to handle very low temperatures I also am interested in something like this (found on a GE website).
by Rick Smith
September 22nd, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova Nano (pricing expires tomorrow June 8th)
Replies: 34
Views: 1960

Anova Nano (pricing expires tomorrow June 8th)

If you take a refund, they said they will honor pre-order pricing at a future date. Similarly, if you wait, they will offer a discount on the Bluetooth so you can have something sooner.
by Rick Smith
September 22nd, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova Nano (pricing expires tomorrow June 8th)
Replies: 34
Views: 1960

Anova Nano (pricing expires tomorrow June 8th)

Took the Bluetooth myself. May is a long delay.
by Rick Smith
March 22nd, 2017, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Wine Delivery Driver Selfie Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

The Wine Delivery Driver Selfie Thread

Anyone deliver wine in a Porsche?
by Rick Smith
March 4th, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for a wedding rosé
Replies: 50
Views: 2023

Suggestions for a wedding rosé

Bastianich rose, if you can find it locally, should be a good fit for the price.

There are also a few California producers you could probably buy in quantity from directly for your price point, I would think.

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