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by I. Howe
December 12th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 165
Views: 9265

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

PG is a sure winner every BD. I REALLY HOPE SOMEONE DOES ANOTHER BERSERKER CUVEE THIS YEAR! My first BD was the last year PG offered the berserker's Cuvee, it was their 14' vintage. Having never tried PG, I took a leap based on recommendations from this site and purchased a case. And every single t...
by I. Howe
November 1st, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau, Haut-Medoc
Replies: 24
Views: 835

Re: TN: 1996 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau, Haut-Medoc

What’s with the steam punk industrial strength cork pulling apparatus? If you were a real cyclist you would know exactly what that is. :-) There Is a nice little story behind the design of that corkscrew. It is designed and manufactured by Campagnola. And it works flawlessly. Yup, it's actually the...
by I. Howe
September 20th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The pursuit of 55F/70% humidity and a working wine fridge - I need more space for wine!
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: The pursuit of 55F/70% humidity and a working wine fridge - I need more space for wine!

Two 220 bottle Eurocave units, two Danby 40 bottle units and one New Air 45 bottle unit. Once they are all full, I will be really glad I do not live below Adam. ;)
by I. Howe
June 18th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12285
Views: 590509

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

This morning I awoke to a nice email from total wine with a happy Father’s Day $20 off coupon on purchases over $100. So thinking about this post, and all the hype over the 2016 Calon Segur, and I once again ran to total wine waving my coupon in hand, running like a chubby kid chasing the ice cream...
by I. Howe
April 30th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking
Replies: 34
Views: 3807

Re: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking

I've actually been in there, years ago. I was in Tampa on business and found a place for lunch in this shopping plaza. If I recall correctly, this guy's sign read "Wine and Cheese". And with a sign like that, how could I not stop in? He did have an eclectic selection, which I liked, and I do recall ...
by I. Howe
January 27th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 9234

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

12 bottles of Briceland
16 bottles of Longplay
12 bottles of Wilde
12 bottles of Cabot
12 bottles of Princess and Peasant

And the wife needed a gift idea for me so I sent her the link for the Grassl Glasses.
by I. Howe
January 27th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers
Replies: 18
Views: 1607

Re: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers

Already in for a case, and could not help myself, went back for a 4 pack. Probably would have been another case if my budget wasn't already shot.
by I. Howe
January 27th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2561

Re: BD10 OFFERS • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

Andrew already contacted me to ask about shipping. Since I am in Florida, I am looking forward to enjoying these wines in the very near future.
by I. Howe
January 26th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers
Replies: 18
Views: 1607

Re: Longplay Wine Loves the Berserkers

Order placed for the case. It's my 3rd BD and my 3rd BD purchase of Longplay.
by I. Howe
January 4th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 78
Views: 6249

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

I grabbed 3 bottles of 2012 Duhart Milon for $50 each and a case of 2012 d'Armailhac for $27.50 each.
by I. Howe
October 8th, 2018, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone familiar with Orin Swift's 8 Years in the Desert?
Replies: 59
Views: 6732

Re: Anyone familiar with Orin Swift's 8 Years in the Desert?

I was at a nice dinner (steakhouse) on Friday evening. I had taken a 2011 Gourt de Mautens (Jerome Bressy) Vaucluse Rouge and a 2007 Ridge Lytton Springs. At one point during the meal, after I had tried both of my wines, the server brought me a sample of 8 Years in the Desert. This is my regular ser...
by I. Howe
September 28th, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 5911

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

It is still in the low 90's here, with a heat index over 100. I am not sure I will see shipping season before mid November.
by I. Howe
August 17th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Franck Balthazar Cornas Sans Soufre Ajouté
Replies: 24
Views: 940

Re: 2014 Franck Balthazar Cornas Sans Soufre Ajouté

I later popped a 2015 Fessy CdB VV, and one can certainly see some parallels. By the way, at $11.99, this Beaujolais wine is a STOOPID good value. I went bonkers over the 2009, bought several cases of the Fessy cuvees, they became house wine. I'm going back to look at invoices, but I think I even g...
by I. Howe
July 14th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1662
Views: 198682

Official Costco Thread

Which vintage? What I had bought was 15', but I really do not mind, I will be happy to try the 16'. I have looked at multiple locations, and it was either limited in supply, or the berserker's bought it all up. As a general rule, all of the Kirkland Signature releases appear and sell out within 2-4...
by I. Howe
July 12th, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1662
Views: 198682

Official Costco Thread

James Billy wrote:Which vintage?
What I had bought was 15', but I really do not mind, I will be happy to try the 16'. I have looked at multiple locations, and it was either limited in supply, or the berserker's bought it all up.
by I. Howe
July 12th, 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1662
Views: 198682

Official Costco Thread

Has anyone seen the Kirkland Chablis lately? When it was first talked about here, I grabbed a few and enjoyed them. Then I grabbed a few more and enjoyed them. Since then I have been looking but I have not seen that wine in stock for probably 4 months.
by I. Howe
July 1st, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée
Replies: 88
Views: 4351

Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée

The BC was my first foray into Pinot. BD 2017 I took a flyer on a few producers based on recommendations from this forum. A case of 2014 BC was one of those purchases. A month or so later, as soon as I took the first sip of that wine, I knew it was special and I immediately regretted only ordering a...
by I. Howe
June 5th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ten most influential wines
Replies: 91
Views: 7010

Your ten most influential wines

Early 2000's, after multiple business trips to Napa / Sonoma where those business trips took us to vineyards, I made a purchase at Imagery and brought home wine for the first time. "Wow, I see why people like wine." A few years later, a 1999 d'Armailhac given to me by Alfert. "Wow, I want to find ou...
by I. Howe
May 10th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you taken a Disney Cruise lately and dined at Palo? Help me pick a wine.
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Have you taken a Disney Cruise lately and dined at Palo? Help me pick a wine.

I cannot help you, Ian. I have done what I could to refine, shape and mold your palate into a lovely vision of mine. I now must cast you adrift . . . . A cruise, I can never do. The thought makes me wanna hurl. And PS. Don't you dare take my Trotanoy on that ship! PPS. Can you BYOB? Ah ha! Great id...
by I. Howe
May 10th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you taken a Disney Cruise lately and dined at Palo? Help me pick a wine.
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Have you taken a Disney Cruise lately and dined at Palo? Help me pick a wine.

Ian, Not to sidestep your question, but I would consider a wine pairing if they have it. My wife and I dined at Remy last summer and did the pairing (she chose American and I chose French). The somm did a great job matching and explaining, which made the experience even better. Have fun on the crui...
by I. Howe
May 10th, 2018, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you taken a Disney Cruise lately and dined at Palo? Help me pick a wine.
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Have you taken a Disney Cruise lately and dined at Palo? Help me pick a wine.

We are heading off on a Disney Cruise tomorrow and I will be dining with my wife at Palo. When it comes to Italian wines, I know next to nothing. I would have posted a pic of the list, but the most recent one I could find was 2 years old and I know that is out of date. Have you dined there recently?...
by I. Howe
January 27th, 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3877

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

In for a Syrah SVD 6 pack. Looking forward to it.
by I. Howe
January 27th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Princess and the Peasant - SALE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY, 1/30
Replies: 61
Views: 3298

Princess and the Peasant - High Altitude Pinot Noir and Old Vine Carignan

A case has been ordered. Thank you so much Dan.

To others, if you are thinking twice about buying this wine, don't think, just do it. This is really good wine. JonF's review is spot on.
by I. Howe
January 26th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Princess and the Peasant - SALE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY, 1/30
Replies: 61
Views: 3298

Princess and the Peasant - High Altitude Pinot Noir and Old Vine Carignan

Very happy to see you back. The Carignan from last year was amazing. If I only want a 6 pack, how much is shipping going to be? Thanks! You’re in Florida right? It’s $33 for 6 bottles. That's pretty darn good, but I guess I'll just go ahead and spring for the case to get the $.01 shipping. And I ce...
by I. Howe
January 26th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Princess and the Peasant - SALE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY, 1/30
Replies: 61
Views: 3298

Princess and the Peasant - High Altitude Pinot Noir and Old Vine Carignan

Very happy to see you back. The Carignan from last year was amazing.

If I only want a 6 pack, how much is shipping going to be?
by I. Howe
January 26th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Wilde Farm Wines - 50% off on 5 limited wines!
Replies: 50
Views: 3217

Wilde Farm Wines - 50% off on 5 limited wines!

First BDIX purchase. Bought a case of mixed red.
by I. Howe
January 25th, 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cooper's Hawk?
Replies: 23
Views: 1078

Cooper's Hawk?

My wife and I have dined there 4-6 times. The food is quite good. The wine, for my taste, no thanks. I recall the oak being off the charts. If you like a new world style of wine, it will be a good wine at a decent price to pair with dinner.
by I. Howe
January 23rd, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Coupons and Deals
Replies: 25
Views: 1153

Total Wine Coupons and Deals

E-mail, newspaper and website. I used to get many via email, but since I dropped out of their top tier, I seem to get less. I have bought some really good wines at 20% off; d'Armailhac, Duhart Milon, Leoville Barton, Ridge, Vieux Telegraph and others. Their pricing is a little high on these, until I...
by I. Howe
January 16th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANyone tried the 2015 Kirkland Signature Pauillac?
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

ANyone tried the 2015 Kirkland Signature Pauillac?

Yes, I had it over a few nights. Night one, cork pulled and decanted half the bottle for nearly 2 hours. Rest of the bottle back in wine fridge. Night two, pulled the cork for a small taste to see if there was much change. Night three, poured the rest of the bottle into the glass and finished it. He...
by I. Howe
December 21st, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend me my first Bordeaux?
Replies: 26
Views: 1467

Recommend me my first Bordeaux?

Around 2005 or so, Alfert gifted me a bottle of 1999 d'Armailhac for a favor I did for him. I had only been drinking wine for a year or two, really had no idea what I liked and had not explored my tastes. That wine was my first Bordeaux. It rocked my world and as of today Bordeaux is the largest par...
by I. Howe
December 6th, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Foillard Cuvee?
Replies: 40
Views: 2471

Favorite Foillard Cuvee?

Robert Alfert, Jr. wrote:
Marc Frontario wrote:Cdp is ridiculous
And to think that you used to tease me about drinking Beaujolais. I won't disclose what rude things you said . . . . [wow.gif]
If I recall correctly, it was Cote du Py that allowed Marc to see the light.
by I. Howe
September 27th, 2017, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1662
Views: 198682

Official Costco Thread

Duhart Milon for $49? d'Armailhac for $35? Why can't the Costco in Orlando get these? I would be backing the truck up. I picked up a 2014 Chateau Haut Sociodo for $6.99 on Tuesday. Drank it that night and Wednesday night. Not bad for $6.99. But not exciting like the other wines you guys are picking ...
by I. Howe
July 29th, 2017, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the most meaningful glass of wine you've shared with someone?
Replies: 45
Views: 2977

What's the most meaningful glass of wine you've shared with someone?

This one from August 2016 is up there; http://i68.tinypic.com/149o077.jpg My mother in law went to the ER on 7/27/16 with some gastrointestinal issues. When I popped this bottle, I knew she would be back in the hospital soon for a Whipple procedure for duodenal cancer. I popped a bottle with a littl...
by I. Howe
May 26th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?
Replies: 28
Views: 1653

TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?

Good review Robert. Our "poor country lawyer" as he calls himself hooked me up with a bottle of Metras recently. It was the first time I had ever had this wine. I like me some BoJo, Foillard Cote du Py is possibly my favorite wine. I have a good amount in my cellar and I keep asking myself why I do ...
by I. Howe
May 3rd, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2014 Chateau de Landiras, Graves - Decanted 95 pts.
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

TNR: 2014 Chateau de Landiras, Graves - Decanted 95 pts.

Have I heard of this Chateau? Umm, yes.
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If you are nice to me, maybe I'll give you a bottle.
by I. Howe
March 29th, 2017, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who were your wine mentors?
Replies: 69
Views: 3316

Who were your wine mentors?

I knew Ian was hooked when he had a stinky 1999 D'Armailhac! I think I gave him that and a Ridge Geezer for building up my Colnago for me, wow was that one gorgeous Italian bike. I don't think Ian rides any more . . . Just cause I'm not knocking out centuries at a 24mph average (props on that BTW, ...
by I. Howe
March 28th, 2017, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who were your wine mentors?
Replies: 69
Views: 3316

Who were your wine mentors?

Robert (born in an outhouse in Loire) Alfert. I knew him from cycling. But when I got into wine he pointed me in the right direction and gave me lots of good advice. More than anyone else, he has affected what I have bought and what I have tried and where my cellar is today. And yes, if you describe...
by I. Howe
March 28th, 2017, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need a couple bottles of Champagne.
Replies: 29
Views: 1669

I need a couple bottles of Champagne.

Ian, if you are in Orlando, please go to Tim's wine market, and talk to Tim Veran. He has a ton of Grower Champagnes, and other great sparklers. Great options, he has many that I recommend. Here is a small portion of some recent wines I have bought there and recommend: Magraine rosé Billicart-Salmo...
by I. Howe
March 26th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need a couple bottles of Champagne.
Replies: 29
Views: 1669

I need a couple bottles of Champagne.

I am not really a Champagne guy. I cannot say I do not like it, because I have only had it a few times and I have no idea if what I had was good stuff or junk. But we are having a family dinner / celebration and there will be a nice toast and I want to make this a nice occasion for the family. What ...
by I. Howe
February 8th, 2017, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines You Love That Others Just Don't Get
Replies: 107
Views: 4049

Wines You Love That Others Just Don't Get

I know it gets some play here, but I generally drink my lovely Chinons alone. Perhaps not a bad thing! Outside of my sister - super cool chick with great taste - none of my friends or family get any thrill from them at all. Oh wait, there is MarcF. So two people to drink my Chinons with.... Jeez, I...
by I. Howe
February 7th, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant Wine List Help
Replies: 55
Views: 1927

Restaurant Wine List Help

As Robert said, if someone gave me $500 and I had to spend it, it would probably be the 1990 Leoville Barton.

If it is my money, I am all over Chateau des Tours on page 34.
by I. Howe
February 4th, 2017, 12:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unusual Grape Varieties You Have Tried / Want To Try
Replies: 187
Views: 6502

Unusual Grape Varieties You Have Tried / Want To Try

As I started to get into wine I stumbled across a winery in Sonoma while on a business trip. The winery is Imagery. One of their "things" is 100% bottlings from usual grapes. While some of them may not be unusual worldwide, they are not common in the US. They make / made 100% bottlings of; Albarino ...

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