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by AKuehn
January 27th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EMH BLACK CAT BERSERKERDAY OFFER
Replies: 76
Views: 4644

Re: EMH BLACK CAT BERSERKERDAY OFFER

In for a 13-14 six-pack. Sheila is taking one of each, so you can add her to your list of female purchasers. Also, it needs to be recorded for posterity, since Sheila is in the running as one of the all-time Berserker Day purchasers. I have to make sure to credit the legend.
by AKuehn
January 27th, 2019, 2:05 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: 247
Views: 19109

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

After much debate, this is one of just a handful of BD purchases for me. The QPR seems too good to pass up on these. In for 6xCru.
by AKuehn
January 27th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs
Replies: 47
Views: 3422

Re: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs

Only a couple purchases on the day for me, but this has to be one of them. Thanks for the special cuvee!
by AKuehn
January 27th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended: Franny Beck Wines Screaming BD 10 Deals - WE WENT DEEP! UP TO OFF. Shipping everywhere
Replies: 61
Views: 3794

Re: Franny Beck Wines Screaming BD 10 Deals - WE WENT DEEP! UP TO 40% OFF with potential for more! Shipping everywhere

Very few purchases for me today, but Franny has to be one of them. In for the Berserk pack. Yeah, I already have some, but at these prices, I gotta have more. Looking forward to the Chards, when you release them. Happy BerserkerDay!
by AKuehn
January 26th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Longplay Wine - Chardonnay and Pinot specials with $1 shipping!

New to Longplay. I've heard good things. Lets try a Chardonerdical. The Long(play) kind, of course.
by AKuehn
January 23rd, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: BDIX Newbie Intros
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Montagu Wines
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

NEWBIE INTRO: Montagu Wines

Ritchie Vineyard. Nice. Gonna have to take a look at this one when the offer is live.
by AKuehn
May 6th, 2017, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Putting a stake in the heart of "slow ox"
Replies: 241
Views: 11681

Putting a stake in the heart of "slow ox"

I think this is a food pairing thread and the OP just misspelled "steak".
by AKuehn
March 29th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Affordable cali wine to get a sense of someone's palate.
Replies: 62
Views: 2762

Affordable cali wine to get a sense of someone's palate.

I like the "grocery store wine" then slight upgrade based on comments suggestion. Complexity is weird to wrap your mind around at first, and that sort of blanket, somewhat sweet and fruity/vanilla $10 wine "palate" is made to be pleasing to people that aren't "into" wine. They're only gross to us, ...
by AKuehn
February 16th, 2017, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning what TCA tastes like.
Replies: 93
Views: 3362

Learning what TCA tastes like.

I'm continuously shocked at how many people just cannot tell if a wine is corked. I'm fairly certain that I have a pretty high TCA threshold. I've always considered that a major advantage to my physiology. Less bad bottles. It doesn't mean I'm any less sensitive to other flavors and nuances, just t...
by AKuehn
February 1st, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: What Did You Buy on Berserker Day?
Replies: 86
Views: 6138

What Did You Buy on Berserker Day?

sdfruman wrote:Lagier Meredith, Franny Beck, Campesino, Navarro, Patty Green halves, Random Gamay Noir bubbly, Theopolis, Zoetic, Sandler, 6 bottles of champagne from HiTime and 4 Flannery NY Strips. flirtysmile
Wait, Sheila doesn't actually win Berserker Day this year?!? How can that be? Still: champagne.gif
by AKuehn
January 27th, 2017, 8:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: LIQUID FARM: Limited Packs + not yet released *2015 Pinot!* & 2016 Rosé + $10 Shipping
Replies: 77
Views: 6168

LIQUID FARM: Limited Packs + *2015 Pinot!* + $10 Shipping

In for an Amuse Bouche Blanc. This is my first foray into Liquid Farms, and I'm looking forward to the experience. Third BD purchase, only because I'm a subscriber and got a head start yesterday.
by AKuehn
January 26th, 2017, 12:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Fogline Vineyards
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Fogline Vineyards - A Flood of Floodgate

So this was Mark West before that brand was bought out? I liked the original Mark West. How does your wine compare with that (if you know)?
by AKuehn
January 26th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: EMH Vineyards Black Cat Cabernet Verticals - see you next year! thank you.
Replies: 58
Views: 5192

EMH Vineyards Black Cat Cabernet Verticals

In for the first time on Black Cat. These get such good press around here. I'm really looking forward to finally giving them a try.

But oops, my bad: I forgot to change the shipping address. Let's update it when we arrange shipping, please.
by AKuehn
January 26th, 2017, 6:15 am
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Franny Beck: Part Deux!
Replies: 19
Views: 1892

Franny Beck: Part Deux!

sdfruman wrote:
Peter Shurman wrote:if Sheila is a fan, I'm in trouble.

[cheers.gif]
Pete, you certainly are. Phredd (AdamK ) has some, too.
Yeah, this is good stuff. I'm looking forward to this one.
by AKuehn
November 22nd, 2016, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7406
Views: 458968

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Regarding the Keating offer (which is now superseded), what does one infer by: The Keating website is selling the 2012 (the offer is for the 2014) Cellartracker shows holdings pf several vintages, but very few of the 2014 and nothing at all for the 2013. There's nothing at all wrong with Keating wi...
by AKuehn
November 12th, 2016, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Great Cork Debate - Are You Truly Sensitive, or Just Think You Are?
Replies: 62
Views: 1806

The Great Cork Debate - Are You Truly Sensitive, or Just Think You Are?

A great winemaker I know has very little sensitivity to TCA and has to have his wife try a wine when he opens it before serving it to others. So, I think sensitivity to TCA is more an inherent trait and not a learned one. I could never be a somm. I'm very in sensitinve to TCA. It doesn't affect oth...
by AKuehn
October 13th, 2016, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Advice on affordable pinots
Replies: 52
Views: 2450

Help with Advice on affordable pinots

Jason Hagen wrote:
AKuehn wrote:Wow, 34 posts and no mention of Vincent. Really good stuff for a really nice price. And he's here for Berserker Day, too.
Check post 27.
My apologies. Never hurts to re-emphasize, though.
by AKuehn
October 12th, 2016, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Advice on affordable pinots
Replies: 52
Views: 2450

Help with Advice on affordable pinots

Wow, 34 posts and no mention of Vincent. Really good stuff for a really nice price. And he's here for Berserker Day, too.
by AKuehn
July 27th, 2016, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Styro Shippers - Finally some data on their effectiveness
Replies: 111
Views: 8441

Styro Shippers - Finally some data on their effectiveness

Just for grins, here's a simulation of something like the second half of Paul's data, with just a constant diurnal temperature change between 70 min and 87 max. As expected, the temperature eventually equilibrates around the average daily temperature, which is what I'd expect Paul's measured data t...
by AKuehn
July 26th, 2016, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Summer 2016 Release
Replies: 154
Views: 15014

Bedrock Summer 2016 Release

More than I meant to order, but I just can't go for less than a case of OVZ. Toss in a half case others, and I've well overspent my wine budget for quite some time. As I enjoy each bottle, I will contemplate what wine could possibly provide more bang for the buck. Each time I do that, I can't seem t...
by AKuehn
May 26th, 2016, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Red Wine in Screwcap Bottle
Replies: 265
Views: 8786

Aging Red Wine in Screwcap Bottle

If the O2 rate is not constant then we would need to re-think these constant rare liners if the goal is to identically mimic a cork. I do not think anyone has developed a closure with a seal with variable permeability that will switch after so many months. That's a pretty big "if". Is there any evi...
by AKuehn
April 29th, 2016, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Women in wine
Replies: 91
Views: 2929

Women in wine

From a tasting note of mine: "Overall, this was a pretty spectacular effort, with outstanding definition, great depth and length, and a lithe beauty to it that was really quite wonderful. It is a 24-year-old Ginger Rogers in wine." Maybe that's sexist, but I couldn't think of a better way to describ...
by AKuehn
April 20th, 2016, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx sucks again
Replies: 29
Views: 1584

FedEx sucks again

Walt Hoehler wrote:I suspect it is more a function of the 'last mile' delivery. A good driver/delivery person goes a long way.
This.
by AKuehn
March 25th, 2016, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Naked Wines"...what's the deal?
Replies: 27
Views: 2953

"Naked Wines"...what's the deal?

All I know is that the voucher price gives you a bunch of $6 wines, and you figure the worst you get is a bunch of cooking wine. Then you cook a lot and realize the ongoing prices are not in the cooking wine range. Experiment over.
by AKuehn
January 27th, 2016, 4:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Sandler BDVII 6 Pack and 4 Pack
Replies: 64
Views: 6059

Sandler BDVII 6 Pack and 4 Pack

Almost held out, but caved in the end. I think my credit card is melting. I hope so, anyway....
by AKuehn
January 27th, 2016, 4:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Question/poll about auctions - different forum???
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Question/poll about auctions - different forum???

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
AKuehn wrote:You should at least cross-link the two.
How do you suggest?
That worked perfectly. Thanks!
by AKuehn
January 27th, 2016, 2:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Question/poll about auctions - different forum???
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Question/poll about auctions - different forum???

You should at least cross-link the two.
by AKuehn
January 15th, 2016, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78719

2012 Maison Ilan

For the 2011 shipment, I was invoiced by the shipper for shipping costs domestic to the US only. I expected to pay the exact same costs this time around. I see the invoice includes itemization including a charge of $75 for shipping from AIW to me for 10 bottles. That's high, but not particularly out...
by AKuehn
October 30th, 2015, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Price - Do you including shipping and/or tax?
Replies: 79
Views: 2562

CellarTracker Price - Do you including shipping and/or tax?

Brian Tuite wrote:I only enter the wine cost. If I ever want to source more I use that to compare to the retail offer. Death and taxes are a given.
All-in. If I want to source more, I use that to compare to the all-in retail offer.

If I can't put it in my hand for the listed price, that isn't the price.
by AKuehn
October 28th, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78719

2012 Maison Ilan

Yes, very good news! It will be nice to receive the 2012's and 2013's together! I thought the same, but a word of caution: When I asked Mr. Stein to give me an accounting of the precise wines scheduled to be shipped, I was given a list of my 2012 purchases only. I supplied my invoice for the 2013s ...
by AKuehn
September 1st, 2015, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shafer Relentless
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Shafer Relentless

larry schaffer wrote:I didn't realize that Relentless had gone up that much in price over the last few years. IIRC, it used to be in the $50-55 range not that long ago.
WOTY came out in 2010, I think. That was the watershed moment for the pricing.
by AKuehn
August 28th, 2015, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am so sick of cork
Replies: 132
Views: 5822

I am so sick of cork

No. There is a better alternative. I honestly don't see one. Sealed caps, no. I'm confused by this comment. With modern equipment, "sealed" caps can be as sealed as the vintner likes, within reason. The vintner can choose how much gas exchange is allowed. How is that not better than "cork roulette"...
by AKuehn
August 9th, 2015, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question regarding John Kapon's notes and CT status
Replies: 190
Views: 12724

Question regarding John Kapon's notes and CT status

OK, now you must opt-in to see the Kapon notes. Now no Wine Berserkers will be harmed. Enjoy. This is done. The thanks from the complainers is deafening. [sarcasm on]So now I have to thank you because you made me change my preferences to see the notes other people shouldn't see but I can because I ...
by AKuehn
August 7th, 2015, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603719

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Bedrock. Really, too much Bedrock, but I'm trying not to think about it.
by AKuehn
August 7th, 2015, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question regarding John Kapon's notes and CT status
Replies: 190
Views: 12724

Question regarding John Kapon's notes and CT status

Everything wine-related that he utters has to be considered suspect. Of course, virtually every note you encounter on CT has to be considered suspect. Know your reviewer, or else how useful can the review possibly be? As was pointed out earlier, Eric can't possibly be a true gate-keeper on whose re...
by AKuehn
August 3rd, 2015, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question regarding John Kapon's notes and CT status
Replies: 190
Views: 12724

Question regarding John Kapon's notes and CT status

Those things are history. For pity's sake, don't outright delete them!
by AKuehn
August 3rd, 2015, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Summer/Fall Release - 8/4/15
Replies: 187
Views: 13335

Bedrock Summer/Fall Release - 8/4/15

P. D e r d e y n wrote:I thought I had a buying strategy before I saw this
Yeah. I'm wondering how, in the next 12 hours, I'm going to convince my lovely wife that we need to go long, notwithstanding the heaps of wine (including several cases of Bedrock) we already possess. Yikes!
by AKuehn
July 23rd, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 33
Views: 2527

2011 Shafer HSS offer

Does anyone else get the feeling that Shafer is going to be left with a lot of unsold '11 HSS? I doubt that very much. Doug Shafer is a very bright guy and while I don't have any inside information, it's probably safe to assume that they bottled less of the 2011 than normal so they'll have less win...
by AKuehn
July 22nd, 2015, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Ah So Should I Buy?
Replies: 52
Views: 2243

Which Ah So Should I Buy?

When is the Durand going to come down in price? I'd have bought one by now if it didn't cost more than some (make that most, if you are talking about purchase price) of the bottles I want to open with it.
by AKuehn
July 1st, 2015, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1500 Parker Points of Wines
Replies: 42
Views: 3331

TN: 1500 Parker Points of Wines

As I understand it, Plato did not think a material entity could even be perfect. It's very materiality failed to capture the perfection of the essential form. So if 100 points is perfection, you could never assign it to a material wine, only to the form. And I think points are useful. For example, ...
by AKuehn
June 30th, 2015, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1500 Parker Points of Wines
Replies: 42
Views: 3331

TN: 1500 Parker Points of Wines

I think the only thing that seems weird is that somehow saying its a 100 points means you have the ultimate wine and somehow i find that a little deflating, it means that you will never have something better, saying that ive had three or four wines that had a similar effect on my senses "The ultima...
by AKuehn
June 29th, 2015, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1500 Parker Points of Wines
Replies: 42
Views: 3331

TN: 1500 Parker Points of Wines

I think the only thing that seems weird is that somehow saying its a 100 points means you have the ultimate wine and somehow i find that a little deflating, it means that you will never have something better, saying that ive had three or four wines that had a similar effect on my senses "The ultima...
by AKuehn
June 25th, 2015, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Regrets
Replies: 105
Views: 4627

Wine Regrets

I wish I'd have constructed a "real" cellar instead of buying a wine fridge (and then another one). It would be so much nicer having a dedicated wine space. But it was too expensive then and it's way too expensive now, so I'll have to leave that dream unfulfilled for the foreseeable future.
by AKuehn
June 5th, 2015, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru record - it took a while . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 2961

Premier Cru record - it took a while . . .

Tom Moore wrote:As long as the provenance is good, no problem - not ready for prime time anyways. Hard to keep track of purchases made 8+ years ago though.
That's what CellarTracker is for, man!
by AKuehn
June 4th, 2015, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Random Thoughts of Brilliance
Replies: 99
Views: 4758

Random Thoughts of Brilliance

Craig G wrote:
Dusty Gillson wrote:"For billions of years, since the onset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived.
Mine are mostly dead.
But there's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive.
by AKuehn
June 3rd, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78719

2012 Maison Ilan

OK, healthy skepticism is fine, but we seem to be moving toward unhealthy skepticism at this point. Of course they haven't seen the wines. From what you described, nobody would expect to have seen them. They predicted to you that they will see them this week. At least let the week happen before you,...
by AKuehn
May 27th, 2015, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't think, just answer.
Replies: 140
Views: 4204

Don't think, just answer.

Sure, I read ABV, and pretty much anything else I get my hands on. I like information. Just a number on the outside of an unopened and unfamiliar bottle doesn't really inform me very much, but in combination with other things, it can be useful. After tasting, it can satisfy mild curiosity. So why no...

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