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by CJ Beazley
March 30th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ZOOM: Virtual wine dinner with Boston & Philly friends
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: ZOOM: Virtual wine dinner with Boston & Philly friends

Hey Kevin, are any of the others fellow berserkers?
*Love the decanter stopper
by CJ Beazley
March 28th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Valley Vintners - Open The Cellar 3/30-31
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Napa Valley Vintners - Open The Cellar 3/30-31

I wonder how much the 1979 Spring Mountain will be?
by CJ Beazley
March 26th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XV
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Hmmmm...

Hmmmm, Marc....I wonder how the Montclair was able to use LyttonSprings on their label?? I believe the Ridge has trademarked the LS name. I doubt that Ridge was selling any of their LS grapes. Any idea what's going on here?? Tom Their physical mailing address is literally on Lytton Springs road, I’...
by CJ Beazley
March 22nd, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2435

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, Date/Time TBD

If I can make it I’ll definitely be wearing this!
by CJ Beazley
March 17th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)

What’s the shipping prices?
by CJ Beazley
March 16th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Briceland Vineyards: Quarantine Specials - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

Hey Andrew, any word on when the regular B-Day order will ship?
by CJ Beazley
March 15th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9216

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Love this idea and decided to go "off the board" with a (hopefully inaugural) Brandy from Jamie Kutch. This 2013 Brandy was a recent offering from Kutch and it really hits the spot tonight. Lush and flavorful (even a but jammy) the slight bite warms the soul. Rumor has it the unique alcohol distill...
by CJ Beazley
March 14th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 229642

Re: Official Costco Thread

Washington D.C. store seems to be getting better wines. Went in today and got 2008 Cristal $229 2016 Ducru Beaucaillou $199 2016 Leoville Poyferre $103 2016 Lynsolence $40 2016 du Tertre $45 2016 Les Ormes de Pez $34 2017 Carmes de Rieussec 375ml $12 2018 Boeckel Midelberg Gewurztraminer $12 2016 R...
by CJ Beazley
March 13th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6239

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Russell - I just spoke with some of my French friends in Alsace. They said Macron (+/or the Institut Pasteur people) indicated 1/ borders are likely to be closed if France goes to Phase 3 and 2/ between the lines, Macron indicated France was only at the beginning & may well go in the direction Ital...
by CJ Beazley
March 7th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629790

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Diebolt Vallois BdB .375’s
by CJ Beazley
March 7th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2105
Views: 181306

Re: Steak Porn

Chuletón Txogitxu at Txoko Asador (the new restaurant of one of our friends) this past Wednesday dinner for fellow Wineberserker, Clem Nieto, who was in town. It was more done than I like; but the flavour was spot on. 4737427A-2648-41AF-89E4-6A0A51B3FAFC.jpeg These were the reds that night. The 200...
by CJ Beazley
March 6th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??
Replies: 29
Views: 1776

Re: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??

Anyone have experience with having Pogo's ship outside of Dallas? They actually have a decent deal or two online it appears, but won't let you ship outside the area on the website. I assume it would be illegal for them to ship anywhere outside Texas, Tom R. probably knows for sure. Every morning I ...
by CJ Beazley
March 4th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 8624

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Regarding Courtin: i like enjoy a little "rounding". I enjoy ripping acid with food and more weight for sippin, swirling, and geek out. Champagne, all of it, is on its own planet. I'm thankful I have friends that have enlightened me. I’m trying to buy more, I’m becoming disgruntled when the descrip...
by CJ Beazley
March 4th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Home purchase with wine cellar question
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: Home purchase with wine cellar question

Assuming it’s active? I’d ask how long it’s been operational and look hard in corners etc. for any signs of mold or water accumulation etc.
by CJ Beazley
March 4th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 1472

Re: My five favorite vegetables

Nola Palomar wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 4:38 am
Cabrito sobre sarmientos de viña
Lechal cordero con ajo
Jabalí al tinto
Salmonetes fritos
Pez Gallo Pedro con salsa de hinojos
Goat is big here with the Latino community, I love it.
by CJ Beazley
March 4th, 2020, 4:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 1472

Re: My five favorite vegetables

Anton D wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Wow, this is tough...

French fries

Mashed Potatoes

Baked Potato

Scalloped Potatoes

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Do you have the other half of this amulet 🧿 ?
by CJ Beazley
March 3rd, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA

We are paying 50% here to keep the system going thanks to entrenched interests and huge amounts of lobbying. Consumers have been consistently screwed for decades and I can’t begin to calculate the money that i have paid out to the greedy sods who pay off the politicians to fatten their bank account...
by CJ Beazley
March 3rd, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3659

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 6:43 pm
Drain-poured an 09 Sweetwater two weeks ago and tonight an 09 Little Hill is glorious.
Hey Doc, corked or VA or what exactly?
by CJ Beazley
March 1st, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 08 Dom, MacDonald, Dominus, Oremus, Forman, Liger-Belair, Dirty & Rowdy + more
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: TN- 08 Dom, MacDonald, Dominus, Oremus, Forman, Liger-Belair, Dirty & Rowdy + more

Cris Whetstone wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 10:11 am
Nice to hear the '98 Forman is chugging right along. Good wine making can trump vintage.
I’ve had 98 Martha’s blind and it was spectacular. The Forman looks like a bargain/QPR winner in that line up
by CJ Beazley
March 1st, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3659

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

Isn’t there a happy medium between truly making old bones and just looking for some tannin resolution and the wine knitting together?
by CJ Beazley
February 29th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: First Bottle Leap Day Sale (Potential 30% Off)
Replies: 15
Views: 1275

Re: PSA: First Bottle Leap Day Sale (Potential 30% Off)

I got some bubbles (that would be very hard to source in Texas) for a great price. (Hebrart & Moncuit extra brut)
by CJ Beazley
February 29th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11392
Views: 425707

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Pahlmeyer Napa Chardonnay with stone craps..1st this season 2015 Turley Estate Zin with beef ribs Yummy Just opened a 2011 and it is SHOT, this photo doesn’t do the beautiful dark amber color justice. Drink up if yours are still alive I guess. *cork was solid and it had been properly cellared
by CJ Beazley
February 28th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 8624

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Frank Murray III wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Great to see the Marie Courtin trio offered today. In!
Got some extra brut based on your notes, I hope it’s in the same style as the Jaq 740 we shared.
by CJ Beazley
February 28th, 2020, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Click on Texas and be prepared to be disappointed. Also, I’ve always been told it’s ‘illegal’ to offer coupons for alcohol in Texas (NO total wine coupons here) and it looks like none for wine.com either. [/quote] TX here. I get TW mailers every week with coupons. Wine.com 100/300 work all the same...
by CJ Beazley
February 27th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24943

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

It might be a florida thing, many wines people have mentioned are not available and the prices on the wines I am looking at - even when sorting by "savings" - are still much higher than wine-searcher. I have been looking primarily for Italian wines - have yet to find anything worth paying the shipp...
by CJ Beazley
February 22nd, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 liquid farm white hill
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: 2016 liquid farm white hill

Hi Bill! Stopped by their tasting room just yesterday in large part because of your praise and I thought "Bill was right". Really nice Chardonnays though not so much their Pinot. Hope you-all doing well. Pat I get a bottle of Pinot every year with my B-day order, honestly I’ve never opened one. Wha...
by CJ Beazley
February 20th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Tempier, Metras, Peay Vineyard at Kochi NYC
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: TNs: Tempier, Metras, Peay Vineyard at Kochi NYC

I thought Peay was in the ‘Ceritas, Littorai’ lean acid driven style?
by CJ Beazley
February 17th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2812

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

Glen Gold wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Thomas Keim wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 2:53 pm
One standard barrel is 25 cases of wine. So I am guessing there are hundreds of these bottlings available through various houses.
True. I think there are quite a few wines with about 300 bottles per vintage. Duroché's wine is 80 bottles, so it's not even a barrel.
That’s a lot of marbles
by CJ Beazley
February 17th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texas BYOB Let Down :(
Replies: 60
Views: 4220

Re: Texas BYOB Let Down :(

I remember them actually cordoning off the beer on sundays, or they chain locked the doors to the beer coolers at the convenience stores. When I was a kid it was an hour drive to buy hard liquor.
by CJ Beazley
February 17th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 5694

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

Paul Jaouen wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 12:18 pm
CJ Beazley wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 6:00 am
I bought some Gonon St. Joseph on sale for $29.00 once...I guess I’ll take it back, I had no idea it was dumb move.
Did you buy this to drink or resell it?
I use it as the base for my LaLa counterfeits.
Kidding aside, like many here I've never sold a bottle.
by CJ Beazley
February 17th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 5694

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

I bought some Gonon St. Joseph on sale for $29.00 once...I guess I’ll take it back, I had no idea it was dumb move.
by CJ Beazley
February 12th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink Rhone
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: Drink Rhone

Good twitter feed-
by CJ Beazley
February 11th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4535

Re: Wine cellar flooring

What’s the partition (white on the right) for? Or was it unavoidable?
by CJ Beazley
February 9th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 229642

Re: Official Costco Thread

ykwon wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 10:29 am
NV Schramsberg Mirabelle @ $20.99
NV Delamotte BdB Brut @ $59.99

WPlano
Has anyone seen any of the Lutum closeouts in the DFW area?
by CJ Beazley
February 5th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3494

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

I’m consuming a’13 OMV 2013 Scherrer Winery, Zinfandel, Old and Mature Vines, Scherrer Vineyard, Alexander Valley Drank with: Sally (actually, Nancy). Does not taste like Sally. Provenance: Previously owned by Fred Scherrer. Been in my home for a couple of hours. Served near room-temp, but was outs...
by CJ Beazley
February 4th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals
Replies: 103
Views: 5103

Re: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals

Had a good question on drinking windows for those 2013-2015 OMV Zins. 2013 is in a fantastic spot and is the most resolved of the three. I think any time from now to 3-4 more years should see it in the same lovely zone. 2014 is great now and should hold that spell for another 6-7 years or so. 2015 ...
by CJ Beazley
February 2nd, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Laurent - Clos La Roche
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: 2005 Laurent - Clos La Roche

It’s actually called “grand Cuvée vieille vignes Intra-Muros”
by CJ Beazley
February 2nd, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau Bourgneuf, Pomerol
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: TN: 1982 Chateau Bourgneuf, Pomerol

Great job on what looks like a difficult and soaked cork
by CJ Beazley
January 31st, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2105
Views: 181306

Re: Steak Porn

I guess if they saw a piece of Kobe they’d throw rocks at it...’to much fat’ is a term I’m not familiar with.
by CJ Beazley
January 31st, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2105
Views: 181306

Re: Steak Porn

Looky what I found at the market today. It’s a thing of beauty! 845D90A7-6E9E-4A68-B7EB-B98383EF4980.jpeg5173037E-734D-4AD8-A66A-CD3ECD549FE3.jpeg I don’t believe I’ve ever sworn here... but that is f*ck amazing. They’ve been having prime tri-tips at Costco...but they don’t exactly look like that.
by CJ Beazley
January 28th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s
Replies: 28
Views: 1827

Re: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s

No that we will ever know, but it would be interesting to see if Cayuse ended up filtering the wine and selling it off to the bulk market . . . Many state laws require the injured party to use reasonable efforts to mitigate damage. This would be a way to mitigate damage, if there is a way to re-iss...
by CJ Beazley
January 28th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s
Replies: 28
Views: 1827

Re: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s

I was wondering where this story was going to go and kind of figured it would lead to this. And this is going to get interesting. According to the article, the Cork Council had 60 different filtered whites tested from a variety of wineries both large and small by ETS Labs and ALL wines had some lev...
by CJ Beazley
January 28th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!
Replies: 308
Views: 23262

Re: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!

EVER. Mark is a super cool guy... and, shockingly, a plumber . That cannot possibly be true. Or, perhaps lending truth to the aphorism, “truth is stranger than fiction”. It’s like, a mechanic always drives a crappy beater car-makes perfect sense. It was as fun a day as we’ve ever had here.
by CJ Beazley
January 28th, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker names his successor
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Robert Parker names his successor

by CJ Beazley
January 27th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 161
Views: 17567

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

Tried to remind myself all week to take a peek on Sunday, and I knew I'd forget to look yesterday... yep ... forgot. Ditto [cry.gif] An email reminder would be so nice! Doesn't seem to be a problem with renewal reminders...to which I gladly respond. RT And you call yourself a Berserker!!! My god yo...
by CJ Beazley
January 24th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries
Replies: 20
Views: 1788

Re: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries

Glen Gold wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 3:49 pm
CJ Beazley wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Glen Gold wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 2:55 pm


Hmm. Ridge, you say? Sounds promising. Maybe I will pay attention to these upstarts. [cheers.gif]
Ridge? Too generic, not enough kitsch or vulgarity...probably won’t be around long
I know! Let's suggest that for maximum buzz they change it to "Ridge To Kalon-nut kicker."
FIFY
by CJ Beazley
January 24th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries
Replies: 20
Views: 1788

Re: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries

Glen Gold wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 2:55 pm
brigcampbell wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 2:20 pm
There's a new winery called something like Ridge, maybe.
Hmm. Ridge, you say? Sounds promising. Maybe I will pay attention to these upstarts. [cheers.gif]
Ridge? Too generic, not enough kitsch or vulgarity...probably won’t be around long

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