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by Scott Brunson
March 27th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: is this the end of byo culture?
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: is this the end of byo culture?

jordan jacobs wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 1:06 pm
When I feel comfortable again going to a restaurant (which may be much later than when they reopen), the first thing I plan on doing is scheduling an offline.
This exactly
+2
by Scott Brunson
March 27th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 503
Views: 23821

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

NED VALOIS wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Veleta Ventresca & O.O. !
We did a Pobega on a can of Ventresca on Wed. Holy crap! [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
March 27th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 503
Views: 23821

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

2 cases of Vincent
by Scott Brunson
March 25th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 116
Views: 9912

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Brian Lynch wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 9:39 am
Not Scarecrow, but had a similar problem with a Schrader OWC, pre-sale. I was more worried about the wine but wasn't thrilled with the box damage. Schrader was not responsive at all. It was like, we sold out, can't help you. Hope Scarecrow is more helpful.
Constellation sux
by Scott Brunson
March 25th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 27
Views: 656

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Happy Birthday Todd [cheers.gif]
Unfortunately tonight’s session is after Kyser’s bedtime.
by Scott Brunson
March 24th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 27
Views: 656

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I'll do today at 5:30 PDT/8:30 EDT, Wednesday at 8:30 PDT/11:30 EDT (unlikely we'll have many from the East Coast on that one!), and Friday BOTH times - we can easily add more if the demand is that high :) Here's today's, and I'll make a separate thread on it: scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Wine Be...
by Scott Brunson
March 23rd, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT
Replies: 28
Views: 739

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 9:44 am
I had suggested a Berserker Day XI wines theme, but open to anything.
Someone help me find the search function so that I can then find the LIKE button.
by Scott Brunson
March 23rd, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 27
Views: 656

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Set one up every day at 7-9PM Eastern and 7-9 PM pacific, and just let people show up when they can. Set it up so anyone can launch/start/host the meeting (assuming zoom allows that, I know Teams does) Will take any stress out of the decision process Yes, Zoom allows for a regular meeting time, aut...
by Scott Brunson
March 22nd, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 143
Views: 4706

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Awesome Nola! I was wondering what the shipping notification was from. Looks to be you. Can't wait for the goods. [cheers.gif] flirtysmile flirtysmile I am hustling my tail off to get these out before things get worse!! [berserker.gif] [berserker.gif] [berserker.gif] Ventresca for dinner Wed (or at...
by Scott Brunson
March 22nd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When this all ends . . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1546

Re: When this all ends . . . .

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 9:01 am
larry schaffer wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 6:55 pm
Why wait???
I'm with Larry on this.
Staying put for now but we have a little bit of hope for spring break.
by Scott Brunson
March 21st, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: KÄSEWÄHE
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: KÄSEWÄHE

timmy roos wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 1:36 pm
I remember my great uncle who would make this in his bakery in luzern. They would make different recipes(much like quiche although the kase kochen was much thinner)
Possible that I visited. [cheers.gif]
Love that dish
by Scott Brunson
March 21st, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any tips on Video Tastings?
Replies: 18
Views: 441

Re: Any tips on Video Tastings?

Patrick T a y l o r wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 12:57 pm
Wear pants.
I have not found that to be an issue blush
by Scott Brunson
March 21st, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 143
Views: 4706

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

I need mine by Monday night for the virtual offline. champagne.gif neener
I will be drinking a Veleta wine btw.
by Scott Brunson
March 21st, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting - Part 3 - March 20 @5pm PDT/8pm EDT (Theme - Champagne and US Rhone)
Replies: 50
Views: 1510

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting - Part 3 - March 20 @5pm PDT/8pm EDT (Theme - Champagne and US Rhone)

Central FL Charlie's daughter has some good taste. Can't say I know any college kids who can say their favorite Burgundy is Gevry-Chambertin [rofl.gif] For Monday, can we do a BDXI theme? Just picked up my shipments from Goodfellow and DiCostanzo, would love an excuse to open these :) [good.gif]
by Scott Brunson
March 21st, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Re: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”

My Fedex store across the street is not asking for sigs.
(That store doesn’t even ask me for id) [whistle.gif]
by Scott Brunson
March 20th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting - Part 3 - March 20 @5pm PDT/8pm EDT (Theme - Champagne and US Rhone)
Replies: 50
Views: 1510

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting - Part 3 - March 20 @5pm PDT/8pm EDT (Theme - Champagne and US Rhone)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Oops
I already opened a real Rhône
(Disclaimer, I love American Syrah too)
As long as your 'puppy' approves
I gave him a taste.
He said that it reminds him of bacon.
by Scott Brunson
March 19th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1120

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Brian Tuite wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 6:28 pm
I’ll have to figure out this webcam thingy. #luddite
It’s an app
That’s short for application

Happy fricking birthday flirtysmile
by Scott Brunson
March 19th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1120

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Kyser and I are probably in. It’s Burgundy Thursday.
My wife will probably roll her eyes and hide.
by Scott Brunson
March 19th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma Shelter in Place order
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: Sonoma Shelter in Place order

Brian Tuite wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 9:24 am
Bud Carey wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 8:32 am
Brian... the real reason for the Sonoma shelter in place is because of your birthday!!!
blush [highfive.gif] [drinkers.gif]
Dude—you are OLD!
(My turn in Dec) champagne.gif

Happy birthday
by Scott Brunson
March 19th, 2020, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 141
Views: 8803

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Jeremy C wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Steve Saxon wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Drank a 90 Krug and a 90 Margaux last night.......I have a new baby granddaughter!
Congrats!
#1
We’ll drink a toast to the new addition tonight! [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
March 18th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!
Replies: 54
Views: 1357

Re: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!

Brian Tuite wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 5:16 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 4:15 pm
In the future I would be in, but yeah, earlier. Post surgery I am still normally asleep by 9 PM EDT.
I’ll make dip.
That one with the catfish roe?
You know me so well. [berserker.gif]
by Scott Brunson
March 18th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!
Replies: 54
Views: 1357

Re: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 4:15 pm
In the future I would be in, but yeah, earlier. Post surgery I am still normally asleep by 9 PM EDT.
I’ll make dip.
by Scott Brunson
March 18th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 141
Views: 8803

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

1993 Ronchi di Cialla Colli Orientali del Friuli Schioppettino di Cialla with pan roasted duck breast
by Scott Brunson
March 17th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most aromatic value white wine recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Most aromatic value white wine recommendations

Torrontes if you really want extreme aromatic.
But Brother Morris is correct about oak markers
by Scott Brunson
March 14th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual National Offline to ride out Selection Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Virtual National Offline to ride out Selection Sunday

Are you providing stems?

We’ll be driving from FL to SC if schools are still in session but will pop a bottle when we arrive.
by Scott Brunson
March 14th, 2020, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug: A Grand, Grande Cuvée!
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Krug: A Grand, Grande Cuvée!

Excellent! champagne.gif
by Scott Brunson
March 13th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 149
Views: 8987

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Collected a few of mine from my offsite but left the remainder for the next visit
by Scott Brunson
March 11th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3033

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Hank Victor wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 8:14 am
Can't wait for these to be shipped.
+1
Get off your lazy butt V; I'm thirsty.
neener [cheers.gif]

I love these wines, but they require patience IMO.
by Scott Brunson
March 8th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Steve L Gellman wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 12:42 pm
It’s a great wine with its own unique taste. Terroir?
+1
by Scott Brunson
March 8th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zin recommendations?
Replies: 60
Views: 2858

Re: Zin recommendations?

Dave McIsaac wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 8:26 am
Reach out to Kurt at Boheme, and grab some of his 2013 Old Mancini Ranch zin. You will not, repeat, not be disappointed.

Not as fruity as a Carlisle, which I also enjoy, but herbal and savory out of the wazzoo.....

Do it man, do it!
YES
by Scott Brunson
March 8th, 2020, 4:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1420
Views: 77254

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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by Scott Brunson
March 7th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?
Replies: 57
Views: 3170

Re: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?

Another vote for Continuum.
We've been on the list from the very beginning and have watch the evolution of the property (and the wine).
1st class all the way.
by Scott Brunson
March 7th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 1765

Re: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?

I really like Beau Vigne about 10 years ago.
We tried the CA (not impressed) and the E (palatable) a few weeks ago.
I find the D66 to be an affront to all things decent.
by Scott Brunson
March 7th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1420
Views: 77254

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Thursday Friends in town for Charleston Wine and Food Festival came for Burgundy Thursday dinner at our place. Each “flight” consisted of one cold dish, one lukewarm dish, and one hot dish. https://i.ibb.co/59fST2j/e.jpg Starter—Baby Veg under pressure (sous vide with cumin oil and Charleston sea sa...
by Scott Brunson
February 28th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader, worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2148

Re: Schrader, worth it?

NO
(Constellation Brands)
by Scott Brunson
February 26th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Steve L Gellman wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Every year I’m on the fence. It’s the most expensive wine I buy. There is just something special to it
also ditto
I served it several times at blind tastings of Napa cults.
It kicked ass every time.

I passed on the mag and the 3L.
by Scott Brunson
February 26th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

If the prices keep escalating then I see this as a wine that will lose its luster. Though a very well made wine like Harlan, once it cannot be afforded by most or most will not want to pay the tariff, then I think the trend will be over. Remember this was only suppose to be a $150/bottle several ye...
by Scott Brunson
February 24th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Just got home to my letter. Allocation is 3x 750mls, a magnum and the 3L. Last year I was offered 9x 750mls and the mag in the first wave. Took it all. I wonder if those with larger allocations last year are taking the brunt of the lower 2017 production. I'm the same. Hopefully allocations to long ...
by Scott Brunson
February 24th, 2020, 3:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 1538

Re: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited

David H. wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 8:22 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 12:10 pm
On Friday our fish monger had beautiful Pumpkin Swordfish, Mangrove Snapper, and Golden Tile (plus lots of others).
But the Pompano really stood out.
Capt. Clay?
He's the guy!
Best fish dip in town too.
by Scott Brunson
February 23rd, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1537

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

Applewood-smoked chicken thighs on the Weber tonight--perfection. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
February 23rd, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1537

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

My Weber kettle is the best money I have ever spent. 10+ years old and still looks great (I do keep it covered).
by Scott Brunson
February 22nd, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tinned Fish & Wine Pairing (Conservas)
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Tinned Fish & Wine Pairing (Conservas)

Fino?
by Scott Brunson
February 18th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Good to see they didn't raise the price again this year. This is one I will buy as long as I can afford to. Definitely in for a 3 pack. Yep, but my allocation is down though. I think production is down....I received the same allocation as the OP. Over 10 years on the list.... me too I have no qualm...
by Scott Brunson
February 18th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10481

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Jeff_M. wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Good to see they didn't raise the price again this year. This is one I will buy as long as I can afford to. Definitely in for a 3 pack.
Yep, but my allocation is down though.
by Scott Brunson
February 17th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Collioure FR wine tour/guide?
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Collioure FR wine tour/guide?

We have spent a quite a bit of time there; mid June won't be too hot (July on the other hand...)
The crowds aren't crazy until July but Collioure is always busy.
I'll send you some recs--you will def need a car though.
I can send pics too if you are interested.

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