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by Carlton McCrindle
January 22nd, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 236
Views: 20729

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

When will we find out what repeat offerors will be participating this year?
by Carlton McCrindle
January 14th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: January Aubert Release
Replies: 0
Views: 161

January Aubert Release

Excess Chardonnay allocations available at cost. If interested. Private email me.
by Carlton McCrindle
December 25th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 530
Views: 55164

Re: Official WTSO thread

The 2013 Elia Palazzesi Collelceto Brunello coming up next for $30@
by Carlton McCrindle
December 25th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 530
Views: 55164

Re: Official WTSO thread

Any thoughts on the Brunello?
by Carlton McCrindle
December 3rd, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Report of our class trip to Napa/Sonoma
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Report of our class trip to Napa/Sonoma

Thanks, Pat! Is there a class project?
by Carlton McCrindle
November 30th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7719

Re: Black Friday Deals

HDH?
by Carlton McCrindle
November 12th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Rhys 3L at cost - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: Rhys 3L at cost

Hello James: How would you ship? Carlton
by Carlton McCrindle
November 4th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Pre-Christmas in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 1287

Re: Pre-Christmas in Europe

We enjoyed Ljubljana post 12/25.
by Carlton McCrindle
November 1st, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1965

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Article on parking limitations at Haena and K'ee beaches:

https://www.thegardenisland.com/2019/11 ... each-park/
by Carlton McCrindle
October 25th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1965

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

I think a found a nice little beachfront place on the far west north shore. I think I may land there and maybe move and see the other parts on the last day or so. Thanks for advice everyone. Kauai looks pretty awesome. I'll have to stop by PV to pick up some juice. 2 don’t miss items: Tunnels beach...
by Carlton McCrindle
October 25th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1965

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

I think a found a nice little beachfront place on the far west north shore. I think I may land there and maybe move and see the other parts on the last day or so. Thanks for advice everyone. Kauai looks pretty awesome. I'll have to stop by PV to pick up some juice. That is what we did on our first ...
by Carlton McCrindle
October 22nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 35
Views: 1767

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Enjoyed the Museum of the American Revolution.
by Carlton McCrindle
October 22nd, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Milwaukee, WI

If you can be at the Milwaukee Arts Museum at noon, the museum flaps its wings. If not, the museum folds its wings up at the end of the day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGQJPkQL0fU ^ this The art museum is a great visit either way, very close walking distance from downtown. Btw, Pabst Brewery is...
by Carlton McCrindle
October 21st, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1965

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Paul McCourt wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 2:53 pm
Carlton McCrindle wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 2:19 pm
If money were no object to me, I would stay at the Princeville Resort, formerly the St. Regis Hotel.🤩
Looked at it. No rooms available.
Check the nearby Westin Princeville. It is a magnificent timeshare property but often has villas available for rent.
by Carlton McCrindle
October 21st, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1965

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

When I rented, I usedNa PaliProperties In Hanalei.
by Carlton McCrindle
October 21st, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1965

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

If money were no object to me, I would stay at the Princeville Resort, formerly the St. Regis Hotel.🤩
by Carlton McCrindle
October 21st, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 38
Views: 1965

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

We have spend time on all of the developed islands and Kauai is our fav. We currently stay in Princeville since Iniki swept the rental house we liked out to sea. Planning on using shuttles to get to Ke’e beach to avoid becoming part of the car problem. We love Hanalei and love the Tahiti Nui bar and...
by Carlton McCrindle
October 19th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 35
Views: 1767

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

The Barnes art museum is a must visit.
by Carlton McCrindle
October 16th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Downtown Philadelphia Wine Shop Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Downtown Philadelphia Wine Shop Recommendation

Staying close to the convention center. I would appreciate your suggestions. Thanks!
by Carlton McCrindle
October 16th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Milwaukee, WI

Several Frank Lloyd Wright properties including a church (Annunciation Greek Orthodox) and a number of other beautiful and historic churches in your vicinity. If your free time is after business and you enjoy craft beers, check out Third Space Brewing, a short cab ride away. The best sausage maker i...
by Carlton McCrindle
September 16th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now
Replies: 20
Views: 1991

Re: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now

mike pobega wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 2:45 pm
$9.99

good deal
Mine is already shipping.
:)
Mike, what did get for $9.99? Not seeing it.
by Carlton McCrindle
September 13th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

Drank a bottle last night. Very nice. Lots of sediment in addition to what appeared to be a culture-like blob floating at the bottom, almost like what you would expect to find in a kombucha, like a small piece of phlegm . Has anyone ever experienced such a situation with a bottle of wine?? I think ...
by Carlton McCrindle
September 6th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stillman Brown aka "The King" of Zeppelin Wine
Replies: 13
Views: 957

Re: Stillman Brown aka "The King" of Zeppelin Wine

FYI: Stillman Brown Zeppelin Winery Mixed Reds now up on Casemates
by Carlton McCrindle
September 5th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10132

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

I looked at the release notes for the Absurd which do not disclose the blend proportions. I presume they vary from release to release but am curious what varietals are usually included. Thanks.
by Carlton McCrindle
September 2nd, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3393

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

Are there any Berserkers that are in the off-site storage business?
by Carlton McCrindle
September 2nd, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3393

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

This monster hurricane looming over my shoulder down here in Florida is precisely why 95% of my stuff is in protected, off-site storage. I will lose power the minutes winds crest 75 mph. We lost power for 9-10 days due to Hurricane Charlie. And boy would I love to have a walk-in at my house. I even...
by Carlton McCrindle
August 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Halcon Vineyards Visit August 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: Halcon Vineyards Visit August 2019

Thanks Dan, Albert and Paul! [cheers.gif]
by Carlton McCrindle
August 17th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OK to store long-term in OWC?
Replies: 37
Views: 2403

Re: OK to store long-term in OWC?

I have been taking the paper off of the bottles before putting the boxes in the cellar. Necessary?
by Carlton McCrindle
August 7th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Sunday School: An Introduction to Croatia. Aug 4, 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 864

Re: Idlewild Sunday School: An Introduction to Croatia. Aug 4, 2019

I had a great trip to Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia over the Christmas holidays of 2017-18. I have wine notes which I will summarize and share when I uncover them. For those who celebrate Christmas, we caught both the western and eastern celebrations including the Xmas market...
by Carlton McCrindle
August 5th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A-Hunting We Will Go - Lodi?
Replies: 33
Views: 2268

Re: A-Hunting We Will Go - Lodi?

Lucas is an excellent winery in Lodi, both in terms of the quality of wines (primarily zin and chardonnay) and the winery visit experience. It's a lovely place, with extremely nice people (who were very accomodating to our young kids as well). It's just a few miles off I-5 and easy to find. http://...
by Carlton McCrindle
July 30th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2382

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Can you post a picture of both, Chris?
Can we put them in the standard home dishwasher? Thanks.
by Carlton McCrindle
July 26th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petite Sirah is pretty boring
Replies: 94
Views: 4824

Re: Petite Sirah is pretty boring

Vincent Arroyo introduced me to PS and I have been enjoying it ever since.
by Carlton McCrindle
July 19th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Spain help
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

Re: Spain help

Loved our stays at the paradors in Tortosa and Aiguablava, both proximate to Barcelona.
by Carlton McCrindle
July 19th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

Re: wireless tags. Do you just connect it to your home WiFi and it's good to go or is it more complex than that? Takes about 5 minutes to setup - super easy! Hmmm- how easy? My WiFi signal in the basement is not strong due to distance, concrete walls, etc. Do you do a manual connection to the router?
by Carlton McCrindle
July 18th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit
Replies: 75
Views: 4815

Re: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit

In Los Olivos, I would add the Refugio Ranch tasting room.
by Carlton McCrindle
July 16th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Aubert Fall 2019 Allocation to Share
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Aubert Fall 2019 Allocation to Share

Not taking all of my allocation this time, willing to share at cost. Shipping begins 10/28. PM for details. Cheers!
"We are delighted to offer you another memorable vintage of our Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs, Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay and Appellation Chardonnays."
by Carlton McCrindle
July 1st, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: A short trip to Prague
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: A short trip to Prague

My first trip to Prague was in June of 1970 as a student. Times remained tense, even two years after the Soviets crushed the Prague Spring reform movement in 1968. We met with interested students over beers at a tavern, know as U Fleku. It has survived, grown and prospered, yet retaining some of the...
by Carlton McCrindle
June 27th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux
Replies: 36
Views: 1254

Re: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 8:00 am
Lots of great responses so far. We make a fisherman's stew in a red broth with fish, clams scallops etc. Has a sort of Portuguese influence I suppose, and it is smashing with reds
Sounds delicious! Can you share the recipe?
by Carlton McCrindle
June 23rd, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 3238

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

I will be with a group of 6 friends doing an R&R in Porcuna (between Cordoba to the west and Jaen to the southeast) later this spring. Any suggestions for restaurants or wineries in the area would be greatly appreciated. I am curious how you decided on a little town in the middle of Olive Oil land?...
by Carlton McCrindle
June 16th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1907

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

Enjoyed an all red line-up today: 2016 Virage Rose: 2011 Panther Creek PN Reserve and a 2001 Gran Clos Priorat.
by Carlton McCrindle
June 14th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: PSA

ChrisMcElligott wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 9:49 am
Berserker fav Keller Estate on WTSO, their 2013 Rotie for 19.99. Solid offer.
Agreed. FYI, earlier this week, Casemates had 2013,14,and '15 verticals for sale. If you opted for a case (4 verticals), it cost you $17.67 a bottled shipped.
by Carlton McCrindle
June 6th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County
Replies: 16
Views: 954

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County

Thanks for the note, Tom. I have a few in my cellar and have been wondering what food to pair them with. I have one now-any other suggestions?
by Carlton McCrindle
June 4th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: weekend wines
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: weekend wines

....Sunday night we opened a 2010 Domaine Georges Vernay Cote Rotie La Blonde du Seigneur , with kufta off the grill. I love the Northern Rhone, but have been set back somewhat by some recent duds. This one, however, has made me a believer once again. The perfume is pronounced without much coaxing,...
by Carlton McCrindle
June 1st, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay Jack's Hill Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: TN: 2017 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay Jack's Hill Vineyard

Thanks for your report. I have two of these in the cellar !
by Carlton McCrindle
May 20th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 530
Views: 55164

Re: Official WTSO thread

Calla Lily Audax Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 up today- any experience with this wine?

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