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by David_T
January 27th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Sorry Offer Closed
Replies: 92
Views: 4981

JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Hello Old Friends - NEW OFFER JUST ADDED (original offer sold out)

Ha! I had passed on the first offer because I already had 2/3 of the vertical... but I'm in for three of the 14! Thanks Karen!

Edit - website saying the '14 3-pack is sold out as well?
by David_T
January 27th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Campesino Cellars "Kool Deals"
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Campesino Cellars "Kool Deals"

In for 2 & 3. Love what Macario does with syrah and it's tough to beat the Isa/Alina during the summer!
by David_T
January 27th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Micro Lot Coffees Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Micro Lot Coffees Updated

I was finally able to stop by the store last year. Sadly Eric wasn't in but I highly recommend their coffee! Great shop if you're ever in northwest Wisconsin.
by David_T
January 27th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Flannery Beef - Putting you in the Dry Aging Driver's Seat (plus some timeless favs)
Replies: 89
Views: 6248

Flannery Beef - Putting you in the Dry Aging Driver's Seat (plus some timeless favs)

Despite having Flannery with some of the folks from here in Chicago a few years back I somehow have passed over this previous BDs. Not today. In for some mixed NYs and threw in some mismatches and burgers as well. Can't wait to fire up the grill!
by David_T
January 27th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Artem Wine Company BDIX Offers
Replies: 15
Views: 1063

Artem Wine Company BDIX Offers

These look very intriguing! Giving the flight of six a try.
by David_T
January 26th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED THRU TUESDAY - Halcon Offer - Rhones and Pinot
Replies: 29
Views: 4663

Halcon Offer - Rhones and Pinot

I just bought a case and a half from their winter release and am half considering getting more ;)
Love love love Halcon!
by David_T
January 26th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3755

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

The Cabot in my cellar runneth low. Always great juice for a great price. In for the zin & SVD syrah!
by David_T
January 26th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Franny Beck: Limited Wines, Free Shipping, Free Tastings & Deep Discounts! Do Not Miss Out On This!
Replies: 29
Views: 2030

Franny Beck: Limited Wines, Free Shipping, Free Tastings & Deep Discounts! Do Not Miss Out On This!

I thought it was soda down south? Or is that Coke?
Either way, really excited to try the rose, in for a taste. Big +1 on loving the FB I've had so far.
by David_T
February 15th, 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rieslingfeier 2017!
Replies: 81
Views: 4563

Rieslingfeier 2017!

I just got into the city for the weekend. Those poor folks headed to Falltacular have no idea what they're missing [stirthepothal.gif]. I'll be at all of the seminars, the 10:30 tasting and sitting with Johannes Selbach for the gala dinner.
by David_T
December 14th, 2016, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - BerserkerDay wines, Go Todd Go!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 1865

Week 3 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - BerserkerDay wines, Go Todd Go!!!

I enjoyed three this week. The first was from the first BerserkerDay I participated in, I had yet to enjoy one of Merrill's wines and from the notes it looked like it was in a great drinking window. Boy is this a nice wine! 2007 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/9/2...
by David_T
December 8th, 2016, 2:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More that a Poll- Explain Why You Buy Your Top Five Producers?
Replies: 166
Views: 11146

More that a Poll- Explain Why You Buy Your Top Five Producers?

I thought I'd have more Germany on this list... 1. Bedrock. Both Morgan and Chris are great guys, for my palate they are the tastiest wines coming out of California and I love their focus on historic vineyards. Also they produce a crap ton of different wines, all good values, and I have no willpower...
by David_T
December 8th, 2016, 1:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - BerserkerDay wines, Go Todd Go!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 1865

Week 3 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - BerserkerDay wines, Go Todd Go!!!

If (like me) you log your BerserkerDay purchases with 1/27 as the purchase date here's the CT link to help you out. I could open more than my liver could handle with this theme but will try to pick out several that should be drinking well. https://www.cellartracker.com/query.asp?ShowFilter=1&Table=P...
by David_T
December 8th, 2016, 1:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WEEK 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Reds NOT from CA, FR, IT, or ES
Replies: 53
Views: 2087

WEEK 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Reds NOT from CA, FR, IT, or ES

A couple of east coast reds... I tasted both of these a couple of years ago so included my original notes as both of my notes this week reference them. The first is from the Finger Lakes. While named after Cheval Blanc it is more of a Loire style red. 65% CF 35% merlot 2008 Bloomer Creek Vineyard Wh...
by David_T
March 23rd, 2016, 2:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Kentucky Bourbon Trail in the fall
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Kentucky Bourbon Trail in the fall

Count me in as interested. 1st weekend in October (9/30-10/2) currently looks the most open but there's a couple of work variables at play; earlier in the month certainly better than later. Glenn- Louisville at least is quickly shaping up to have some very nice places from what I've heard although I...
by David_T
February 27th, 2016, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release?
Replies: 141
Views: 12361

Bedrock Spring Release?

I was out of town when the release hit and wanted to taste a couple vineyards I surprisingly hadn't previous opened (Papera/Weill, both nice) before ordering. Using more self restraint than I think I ever have, even if my two wishlist bottles are granted I will have kept this under two cases. Ominou...
by David_T
February 25th, 2016, 9:39 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Wine check question
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Wine check question

I've shipped it outbound with as little as 1-2 bottles and never had a problem. The other thing I've done is sent it with just one six-pack styro and clothes/other things in the second half. Also never a problem.
by David_T
February 22nd, 2016, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIESLINGFEIER 2016
Replies: 60
Views: 2976

RIESLINGFEIER 2016

FWIW I liked this tasting format far better than the crawl. Yes it got crowded as soon as the VIP hour was over. For all those mentioning spit buckets, I thought you could drink riesling all day and not get a buzz [drinkers.gif] (j/k, +1) I was talking with Stephen about the variations year to year ...
by David_T
February 22nd, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines of Italy- NYC 2-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Great Wines of Italy- NYC 2-23-2016

I'll be there. Great weekend of wine so far between Rieslingfeier Saturday, Scholium/Red Hook yesterday, and drinking around town in between.
by David_T
January 27th, 2016, 6:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Halcon Offer - Rhones and Pinot
Replies: 13
Views: 1948

Halcon Offer - Rhones and Pinot

Wow, surprised this offer hasn't gotten more love! This is usually a BD favorite. All of Paul's wines are fantastic and great values, the Alturas is honestly the only wine I buy a full case of every year. I sadly am not partaking in this offer... because Halcon's most recent prerelease ended yesterd...
by David_T
January 27th, 2016, 4:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Campesino Cellars "A Walk on the Rhone Side"
Replies: 21
Views: 2242

Campesino Cellars "A Walk on the Rhone Side"

I snagged one of the Rhone Red Side as those are verticals I need to keep going! From Macario's email before this last update I think he hooked me up tho it had technically sold out before I emailed. Great guy making great wines!
by David_T
January 27th, 2016, 4:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Micro Lot Coffees
Replies: 24
Views: 2294

Micro Lot Coffees

Chris Blum wrote:

Eric is a good guy, too. If you are ever in Eau Claire, his store would make for a great stop. http://www.thecoffeegrounds.com/
I have family in that general side of Wisconsin. Mental note to self!
In for the second year.
by David_T
January 27th, 2016, 10:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: West of Temperance Offering
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

West of Temperance Offering

These look intriguing. I'm in for the sampler
by David_T
January 26th, 2016, 7:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: YO 11 "Winner" 3-Pack (SEE OUR NEW OFFER)
Replies: 60
Views: 4462

JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: YO 11 "Winner" 3-Pack - SOLD OUT

WOW. Is this the first BD offer that's ever sold out pre-BD? Subscribe, folks!!
I reluctantly passed because I've already got several of each of these in my cellar so I could buy elsewhere and let others try them as Karen, John & Kian make fantastic wines. I can't wait for my next visit to Napa!
by David_T
January 26th, 2016, 5:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Lagier Meredith Vineyard - 2 great deals
Replies: 37
Views: 3815

Lagier Meredith Vineyard - 2 great deals

In for two of the L-M six packs. That definitely keeps some great verticals going, thanks Carole!
FYI case shipping to the east coast is $50
by David_T
January 26th, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: VELETA WINES **Offering 9 Deals & FREE SHIPPING!!!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3875

VELETA WINES **Offering 9 Deals & FREE SHIPPING!!!!!

That 2005 cab case might just be the QPR steal of BD this year. My notes are on CT (along with many of the others here, all great QPRs & especially the 2012 Tempranillo Joven!). I'm upping by getting the cab trio.
by David_T
January 26th, 2016, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's post notes on BerserkerDay Wines from now until Jan 27!
Replies: 78
Views: 5068

Let's post notes on BerserkerDay Wines from now until Jan 27!

Been working on clearing out the cellar to make room for new purchases all month :) 2012 Keating Petite Sirah - USA, California, Sonoma County, Rockpile (1/3/2016) Not quite as dark as many petite syrahs, this has aromas of black & red cherry/currant/raspberry, earth and herbs. The palate matches wi...
by David_T
January 17th, 2016, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA>Heads up Rieslingfeier tickets on sale (and JB Becker dinner)
Replies: 15
Views: 812

PSA>Heads up Rieslingfeier tickets on sale (and JB Becker dinner)

VIP here. Definitely will miss the lack of seminar(s), those were always the highlight of the event for me. I WON'T miss the crawl, this approach looks far better
by David_T
December 28th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: BerserkerDay VII!!! (January 27, 2016) OFFERS ARE BEING POSTED NOW!
Replies: 319
Views: 30797

BerserkerDay VII!!! (January 27, 2016)

After buying 10 to 15 offers in each of the past 4 years, I'm going to have to miss the fun this year. Getting a new hip on preview day and recovering in the hospital on BerserkerDay itself. At least my credit card will get some needed rest. Oof. Good luck! Hopefully insurance is picking up most of...
by David_T
December 21st, 2015, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2312
Views: 150290

What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2008 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Kick Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County (12/21/2015) I would never guess this was over 15%. Some nice black fruits, olive, grilled meat and a bit of pepper on the nose. Smooth with blackberry and elderberry flavors, along with a some beef jerky, bbq and tar. Has cool...
by David_T
December 21st, 2015, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Browns suck - Wine Don't (Seahawk edition) SHL, Pride Reserve
Replies: 5
Views: 621

TN: Browns suck - Wine Don't (Seahawk edition) SHL, Pride Reserve

I've been reading these all season, it's been fun to follow the good wines vs bad football. I thought Johnny actually looked solid most of the game but agree on the defense. Sadly my wines matched the defense first opening a corked Italian red followed by an oxidized Markko chard, finally the third ...
by David_T
December 20th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WEEK 4 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo!!!
Replies: 47
Views: 1806

WEEK 4 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo!!!

Cross-posted to BeerAdvocate's New Beer Sunday thread which I participate in most Sundays. Rockmill is just outside of my home town of Columbus and they claim their water source has a very similar mineral makeup to many of the great Belgian breweries. I've certainly enjoyed most I've tried from them...
by David_T
December 19th, 2015, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WEEK 3 - Virtual Tasting for Charity -Cabernet Sauvignon from Around the World - SC Flood Relief
Replies: 44
Views: 1572

WEEK 3 - Virtual Tasting for Charity -Cabernet Sauvignon from Around the World - SC Flood Relief

I opened two cabs last week for this thread then got distracted with life and forgot to post them... 2005 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/12/2015) Drinking well at 10 years old and likely peaking. Fairly typical Napa cab with aromas of red currant, dust/eart...
by David_T
November 14th, 2015, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock 2015 Winter Release
Replies: 252
Views: 22193

Bedrock 2015 Winter Release

After much agonizing, my order is finally in. Recent Bedrock purchases have neared 3 cases as good as these wines are and this is one of the best releases I've seen. However with some major house projects sucking up almost all of my wine budget, I tried to keep it to a case but ended up with 16, 18 ...
by David_T
October 20th, 2015, 7:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2016, Our 10th Anniversary, 2/20/2016--FINAL DETAILS in Post #205
Replies: 229
Views: 11416

Falltacular 2016, Our 10th Anniversary--2/20/2016

Damn, same date as Rieslingfeier in NYC...
by David_T
October 20th, 2015, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SonkinCellars: 09 Persona TN + 2013 release
Replies: 1
Views: 233

SonkinCellars: 09 Persona TN + 2013 release

Local Berserker & friend Loren Sonkin just released his 2013 SonkinCellars Persona & Unmasked syrahs. He said the 2009 Persona (the first SonkinCellars wine) is drinking well now and since I hadn't had a bottle recently I decided to check in. Indeed it is, and I look forward to opening subsequent vi...
by David_T
October 3rd, 2015, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mambo Italiano with Loren and the Cleveland crew
Replies: 4
Views: 561

TNs--Mambo Italiano with Loren and the Cleveland crew

Nice wines/notes. Really wish I could have joined, alas this happens to be the one weekend each month I have to work (and every weekend = evenings) and had no way of doing a swap to join. Hopefully next time.
by David_T
September 21st, 2015, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2312
Views: 150290

What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I enjoyed the 2012 Sodini over the weekend. I asked Morgan on Twitter why that was the only year as a single vineyard designate though it's shown up in more recent OVZ blends. He said "it will be again, the vineyard needs some tlc and it's getting it now that we farm it. Loved the 12."
by David_T
September 19th, 2015, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your favorite RED wine grape?
Replies: 54
Views: 1508

What is your favorite RED wine grape?

Easily syrah with nebbiolo a close second (though I don't buy nearly enough compared to #1 or 3) and cab sauv in third place.
by David_T
September 19th, 2015, 2:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Honeycrisp apples
Replies: 48
Views: 3364

Honeycrisp apples

Honeycrisp is good but nearly double the price of anything else, even from small orchards at farmer's markets in this neck of the woods. Can be hard to find but goldrush is hands down my favorite apple variety. Usually one of the last to pick in the season. A bit sweet yet plenty of sour with firm t...
by David_T
August 8th, 2015, 4:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 353
Views: 30190

Your Gin?

John Liotta wrote:Who are your favorite producers that are making barrel-aged gins?
Two I've had recently, both nice
Watershed Bourbon Barrel http://watersheddistillery.com/bourbonbarrel
Mississippin River Distilling Barrel River Rose http://www.mrdistilling.com/frame/produ ... nals.shtml
by David_T
May 18th, 2015, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS: Free delivery to UPS Stores
Replies: 39
Views: 2719

UPS: Free delivery to UPS Stores

I just got this email announcement today. It may make me dislike UPS a bit less. Finally giving in to what FedEx has already offered for years. I got it having the non-paid level "MyChoice" membership and it implied said membership is required. Though I feel like I'll be cheating on a long-term rela...
by David_T
May 4th, 2015, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT notes with the descriptor "legs"
Replies: 48
Views: 1859

CT notes with the descriptor "legs"

FWIW the song came out in 1983. No idea if/how that correlates to the age of the writer of the TN
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by David_T
May 4th, 2015, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why we dig Scholium Project
Replies: 12
Views: 1138

Why we dig Scholium Project

I just met Abe for the first time at Rieslingfeier in NYC earlier this year. I can't wait for the next time, hopefully in CA. In just a brief period we had more than one great conversation. I'm on the Scholium list but have had mostly whites while waiting for my reds to age. I opened the 2008 Garden...
by David_T
April 29th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The last 10 btls by grape or grape blends you drank?
Replies: 53
Views: 1133

The last 10 btls by grape or grape blends you drank?

chard
albarino
syrah blend
chard
syrah
cab franc
riesling
syrah blend
syrah blend
pinot noir
by David_T
April 27th, 2015, 8:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago, May 1st and 2nd - Hackerfest 1
Replies: 80
Views: 3465

Chicago, May 1st and 2nd - Hackerfest 1

Sorry for the late notice but I'm also out for the weekend. We just found out about a big house repair that needs to be done pronto and doesn't leave much time or money for travel. Have a great time, all!
by David_T
April 11th, 2015, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do people in your office think you have a drinking problem?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2159

Do people in your office think you have a drinking problem?!

Ha! My coworkers know I'm a wine guy but every time I think I routinely drink a bit more than I should, I go out with them and wow can they throw back a few pints like it's nothing while I'm finishing one. That being said, I can't get deliveries at work and I definite have a buying problem. UPS/FedE...
by David_T
April 1st, 2015, 9:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Are there any good low/lower salt soy sauces?
Replies: 19
Views: 812

Are there any good low/lower salt soy sauces?

I definitely am in the same boat with getting acclimated to eating low-sodium & noticing any time something is too salty. My wife is gluten-free; I usually buy either the low-sodium San-J Tamari or low-sodium Joyce Chen soy sauce. I also recently bought a bottle of Ojio "soy-sauce-alternative" which...
by David_T
March 9th, 2015, 9:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: KY bourbon trip...
Replies: 7
Views: 508

KY bourbon trip...

How much time do you have? I spent two days there last year- one day just in Bardstown (an hour west), the second between Lexington & Frankfort. Four Roses was probably my favorite- they showed all aspects of production pre-barrel in detail and did a nice tasting. The country around Woodford is beau...

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