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by Steve Saxon
October 3rd, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19522

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

NED VALOIS wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 9:11 pm
Should I have concerns about price changes on '16 Bordeaux future that are paid for but still in France ?
You don't have to worry, your boy said that the EU will pay the tariffs.
by Steve Saxon
August 24th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2878

Re: Phil Mickelson likes wine

Is this any good? Like better than having the chance to compete for $15 million if he was playing this weekend? https://twitter.com/PhilMickelson/status/1164983223836958720 <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I would love to be competing at East Lake right now, b...
by Steve Saxon
July 6th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44118

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

L e o F r o k i c wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Here's my mess, aprox 16'x16' room...

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Looks like your NY wine cellar.
by Steve Saxon
July 1st, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 14045

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Funny, my first thought when I read this headline was what would Bob Wood think it. This was his, wasn't it? Or was it Tex's https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/04/In-Celebration-She-Just-Wanted-to-Kiss-It1.jpg That was Bob's, so was this. http://a4.pbase....
by Steve Saxon
July 1st, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 14045

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I wish I could say that it's a shame that the board is closing but I just can't, Parker with his ego and Squires being an *sshole all time made people flock here and that's that. Guess they went the way of the shopping malls, obsolete. Funny, my first thought when I read this headline was what would...
by Steve Saxon
June 20th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3832

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

On Brad Kane's CA tour, I agreed to host a shindig at my house (in San Clemente, CA), theme to be determined, but I have plenty of big hunks of Flannery we can throw on the grill (as long as someone ELSE agrees to grill, as I'm not so good at it). Likely theme will be 'bring some good wine, don't b...
by Steve Saxon
February 14th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin have “121 mutual friends including Christ”
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: Neal Martin have “121 mutual friends including Christ”

I wonder if Huckabee Sanders writes reviews for him.
by Steve Saxon
January 27th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 5783

Re: Flannery Beef!

I'm in for the younger crowd, I love Bryan's steaks.
by Steve Saxon
December 13th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Never drink a Bordeaux that is less than 20 years old" just a silly idea.
Replies: 57
Views: 3632

Re: Is "Never drink a Bordeaux that is less than 20 years old" just a silly idea.

I think anything younger than 1990 is too young. In the last couple months I've had 4 Bdx's from 1966-1990 that were drinking great, the two from 96 and 00 needed hours to come around and even then were not nearly as good as the older ones. BTW, the 66 Ducru and 75 PLL were both wonderful.
by Steve Saxon
October 5th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??

Well I'm not drinking any Wa. State wine so I'll bring up a couple bottles of bdx.
by Steve Saxon
October 4th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??

You're sounding a little bored buddy, but don't worry, I'll come visit you when I leave Telluride at the end of the month.
by Steve Saxon
August 15th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569701

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Recent purchases. 2 x 1979 Spring Mountain Cabernet mags 1 x 1987 Spring Mountain 3 x 1988 Gruaud Larose 3 x 1995 Laurel Glen 2 x 1992 Souverain 2 x 2001 Le Vieux Donjon 2 x 2006 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2 x 1990 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2 x 1974 Charles Krug 1 x 1976 Conn Creek Cabernet 6...
by Steve Saxon
March 19th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant
Replies: 161
Views: 5460

Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant

I think a lot of you are missing the point here, bottom line is what's a particular bottle of wine worth to you? If a bottle of say 82 La Lagune is going off at $95 and you value it higher than why not snipe it? Especially when there's a chance you can get it for $1 more. I get your point and its j...
by Steve Saxon
March 19th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant
Replies: 161
Views: 5460

Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant

I think a lot of you are missing the point here, bottom line is what's a particular bottle of wine worth to you? If a bottle of say 82 La Lagune is going off at $95 and you value it higher than why not snipe it? Especially when there's a chance you can get it for $1 more.
by Steve Saxon
December 30th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Summer Telluride & 100 mile vacinty advice?
Replies: 35
Views: 822

Summer Telluride & 100 mile vacinty advice?

Have done Mt. Wilson half a dozen times or more, Wilson Peak usually once a year but not last year and Mt. Sneffels about the same but not last year. Sneffel's is the easiest 14er to do and Mt. Wilson/El Diente the hardest. Last year I concentrated on the 13er's which are more technical and more fun.
by Steve Saxon
December 30th, 2017, 10:01 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Summer Telluride & 100 mile vacinty advice?
Replies: 35
Views: 822

Summer Telluride & 100 mile vacinty advice?

Steve, I PM'd the property. Hopefully explains why we chose 10 minutes out. Curious about hiking and possibly low level guided technical mountaineering. Definitely want to do some self guided rigorous hikes like Ajax. I've never trout fished so would like to try it if handy with a guide. The house ...
by Steve Saxon
December 30th, 2017, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569701

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Well it's been a while since I posted on this thread but here's some of the recent purchases. 2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donne 3x 1990 Château Léoville Poyferré 1993 Dalla Valle 2010 Valdicava Brun...
by Steve Saxon
December 30th, 2017, 6:57 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Summer Telluride & 100 mile vacinty advice?
Replies: 35
Views: 822

Summer Telluride & 100 mile vacinty advice?

Hi Craig, I'm not sure why you got a house that far out of town, plenty of properties in town or Mountain Village. If you want to pm me feel free.
by Steve Saxon
December 5th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is in LeBron's cellar?
Replies: 188
Views: 10954

What do you think is in LeBron's cellar?

I didn't see what Scott said originally but the malt liquor comment reminds me of Fuzzy Zoeller hoping Tiger Woods doesn't serve fried chicken or collard greens at the Masters dinner.
by Steve Saxon
November 30th, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 John Thomas Offer
Replies: 122
Views: 10584

2015 John Thomas Offer

Anyone in Washington State get their's yet?
by Steve Saxon
November 27th, 2017, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Thomas Pinot Noir: lots of CT notes with effervescence...
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

2013 Thomas Pinot Noir: lots of CT notes with effervescence...

I drank a 13 last night. Other than it being quite young, there was nothing off or distracting about it, a very nice wine.
by Steve Saxon
October 23rd, 2017, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?
Replies: 58
Views: 4127

What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?

Not this year but the worst wine I've ever had was the 2007 St. Innocent Momtazi, was pure dirt.
by Steve Saxon
August 28th, 2017, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How often is counterfeit wine sold on WineBid?
Replies: 18
Views: 2612

How often is counterfeit wine sold on WineBid?

Chris Seiber wrote:Exactly. If you're buying collector trophies, you need to be educated and diligent about the risk of fakes.

If you're buying lower and mid wines to drink like I used to, I don't think it's ever worth worrying about.
So at what price point should we start worrying?
by Steve Saxon
July 31st, 2017, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeff Leve's web site
Replies: 76
Views: 4805

Jeff Leve's web site

I've never been on the website but put me down in the shitty palate group. I've had wines that he's given big scores to that I've poured down the drain.
by Steve Saxon
May 31st, 2017, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers
Replies: 151
Views: 5549

What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers

Ebob and then here.

I got banned for starting a thread wishing Bob Wood a Happy Birthday.
by Steve Saxon
February 3rd, 2017, 6:10 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Telluride Restaurant Recs
Replies: 18
Views: 1363

Telluride Restaurant Recs

Nice piece in USA Today about There. Check out this article from USA TODAY: Izakaya fare meets mountain town flare... There http://usat.ly/2jZ6Q7X weird link. It's a fun place with interesting food but unless you're staying at the west end of town it's not worth the walk, and not worthy of a USA TO...
by Steve Saxon
February 1st, 2017, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WHAT Was Your PROUDEST AUCTION TRIUMPH?
Replies: 62
Views: 4172

WHAT Was Your PROUDEST AUCTION TRIUMPH?

Even though I didn't need anymore 89 Montrose, there was a lot of 3 bottles of 89 Montrose ans 3 bottles of 89 Beychevelle for $250, somehow I got it.
by Steve Saxon
January 27th, 2017, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So...what will you be day-drinking on BerserkerDay VIII???
Replies: 30
Views: 1523

So...what will you be day-drinking on BerserkerDay VIII???

1990 Leoville Poyferre and Las Cases.
by Steve Saxon
January 27th, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale

Andre M wrote:It should work now. I spoke with nick and he resolved the issue. Just placed my order and Got tje 10% off.
Nope.
by Steve Saxon
January 27th, 2017, 11:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale

My discount didn't work either.

Too bad for them.
by Steve Saxon
January 10th, 2017, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569701

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some from WB.

1986 Cos d'Estournel
1990 Vieux Certan
1996 Elio Altare Barolo Arborina

Plus a bunch of everyday drinkers.
by Steve Saxon
December 23rd, 2016, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Holiday resolution - Don't save that great bottle for an offline - open with family for the holiday
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Holiday resolution - Don't save that great bottle for an offline - open with family for the holiday

Maybe I'm a bit weird A bit? , but I really like opening great bottles with my family at a nice quiet dinner at home, more than with a bunch of knowledgeable wine collectors. At least you admit we're "knowledgeable". I recommend that approach to the rest of you as well, because family is forever, a...
by Steve Saxon
December 13th, 2016, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569701

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Even though I had the 82 La Lagune on my watch list last week on Winebid, I wasn't sure I was going to bid on it. But then some guy with the handle U_snipe_U_paymore put a bid on it that morning. I waited til 5 seconds before bidding ended and got it for $1 more. f*ck that guy. I can relate. Howeve...
by Steve Saxon
December 12th, 2016, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569701

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Even though I had the 82 La Lagune on my watch list last week on Winebid, I wasn't sure I was going to bid on it. But then some guy with the handle U_snipe_U_paymore put a bid on it that morning. I waited til 5 seconds before bidding ended and got it for $1 more.

f*ck that guy.
by Steve Saxon
December 2nd, 2016, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Average cost?
Replies: 44
Views: 1655

Average cost?

For 2016, $95 per bottle, but I don't log in my everyday drinkers.
by Steve Saxon
December 1st, 2016, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the top 1977 Port picks these days
Replies: 76
Views: 3856

What are the top 1977 Port picks these days

The 77 Fonseca is far and away the best port out there. I disagree, somewhat. 1977, as a whole, has issues that are typical of that era and what was going on in Portugal at the time. So much so that I rarely buy them these days. Fonseca and Taylors both have massive bottle variations. You can get a...
by Steve Saxon
December 1st, 2016, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the top 1977 Port picks these days
Replies: 76
Views: 3856

What are the top 1977 Port picks these days

The 77 Fonseca is far and away the best port out there.
by Steve Saxon
November 28th, 2016, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569701

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1979 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill
1982 Grand-Puy-Lacoste
1974 Souverain Vintage Select
1990 Léoville Poyferré x2
1989 Pichon-Longueville Baron
1990 Pichon-Longueville Baron x 2
by Steve Saxon
November 27th, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Beychevelle (from 375)
Replies: 34
Views: 1143

1975 Beychevelle (from 375)

This is a wine many wine lovers would not enjoy, I think. It is . . . slight. Gentle. It speaks in hushes. There is no rush of fruit. If the SQN I had at Thanksgiving (and enjoyed) is a jacuzzi of a wine, this is a soft breeze. Fully resolved tannin. The primary fruit -- whatever existed at one poi...
by Steve Saxon
November 27th, 2016, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Cadence Bel Canto (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain)
Replies: 35
Views: 1270

TN: 2004 Cadence Bel Canto (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain)

rfelthoven wrote:Pretty weird to see "Rick the Dick" Gregory on this thread. I don't miss him at all.
+1

A-hole.
by Steve Saxon
November 16th, 2016, 5:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: BerserkerDay VIII planning discussion (Jan 27, 2017)
Replies: 173
Views: 18869

BerserkerDay VIII discussion (Jan 27, 2017)

If you really have that many offers, why don't you call it Berserkerdays and have it over two days?
by Steve Saxon
November 8th, 2016, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569701

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1991 Dominus 1991 Newton Merlot 1998 M. Chapoutier l'Ermite Hermitage Syr 1982 Château Talbot 1982 Château Rahoul 1994 Vieux Télégraphe 1988 Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2011 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries x2 2013 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries x2 1989 Château Lynch-Bages x2 1984...
by Steve Saxon
November 8th, 2016, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569701

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1991 Dominus 1991 Newton Merlot 1998 M. Chapoutier l'Ermite Hermitage Syr 1982 Château Talbot 1982 Château Rahoul 1994 Vieux Télégraphe 1988 Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2011 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries x2 2013 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries x2 1989 Château Lynch-Bages x2 1984 ...
by Steve Saxon
November 7th, 2016, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, what is everyone drinking tomorrow night? (No political posts)
Replies: 92
Views: 3230

So, what is everyone drinking tomorrow night? (No political posts)

A 76 Burgess, lower alcohol, that'll last til the results are in.
by Steve Saxon
November 4th, 2016, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2014 Release
Replies: 141
Views: 9294

Thomas 2014 Release

terrance.c wrote:same here
Mine didn't. [swearing.gif]
by Steve Saxon
October 26th, 2016, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Pape Clement
Replies: 31
Views: 1454

TN: 2012 Pape Clement

Sooooo McArthur Bev had a store tasting in which they were serving Pape Clement. It had some interesting light tobacco, woodsy notes and a very nice mouthfeel, but overall it lacked flavor, seemed weak and was overall unremarkable. Possibly lacking structure? There were some back end tannins, but t...
by Steve Saxon
October 26th, 2016, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2014 Release
Replies: 141
Views: 9294

Thomas 2014 Release

Adam Noble wrote:Mine is not cashed yet.
Good news for you, mine was.
by Steve Saxon
October 4th, 2016, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Silver Springs Winery Peach Paradise...NV...97 pts
Replies: 21
Views: 1104

TN: Silver Springs Winery Peach Paradise...NV...97 pts

In a face to face tasting of Silver Springs Blueberry Bliss at Berserkerfest 2.5, Michel Abood and I both determined that it qualified as DNPIM. WE continue to disagree about which one of us spit it out which one of us swallowed. I know that I spit it out. I have also tasted two of the Silver Sprin...

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