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by I. Howe
June 29th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4211

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

I have not had much of what everyone has listed.

However, something many people on this board have had that I have never had is Dom Perignon. Any vintage. It's on my list, just have not gotten around to it.
by I. Howe
May 7th, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean Folliard Morgon Cote du Py
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: TN: 2015 Jean Folliard Morgon Cote du Py

The 15' Foillard Cote du Py I opened back in 2017/2018 was downright angry and smacked me in my face. I had a 15' BoJo a few weeks back, wasn't Foillard, cannot recall which producer, and the 15' seemed to have calmed down a little bit. All the rest of my 15' Foillards have been lying down since tha...
by I. Howe
May 6th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9490

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

The ones I buy each berserker Day are; Briceland, Cabot and Wilde. Contact Andrew at Briceland, he is really passionate and his customer service is top notch, I am sure he would be happy to answer questions.

I added Halcon this year for BD, but have yet to drink one.
by I. Howe
April 24th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screaming Eagle Experience-Transportation Included
Replies: 14
Views: 1370

Re: Screaming Eagle Experience-Transportation Included

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 6:02 pm
I just got an offer for the Sav Blanc for $4k!
Doesn't your wife drink Sav Blanc? Better load up.
by I. Howe
March 29th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3473

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Out. I bought a ton (for me) over the winter and on BD. My cellar is a fuller than it has ever been. I would have needed to slow down anyway, but this has had me stop completely.
by I. Howe
March 27th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2627

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Side note, a note on a Barral that rocked my little ivory tower:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=115727&p=1764801&hi ... l#p1764801
I drank the 2013 of that wine last week. It was so good.
by I. Howe
March 13th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 96
Views: 5058

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*

John,

Any progress on getting orders out? Florida temps are already hitting 80 degrees every day. My shipping window will be closed by the end of March.
by I. Howe
February 28th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16463

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Markus S wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 6:44 am
I. Howe wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 5:25 am
And at that point, neither the wholesalers, me or my retailers are making any money.
This is when savings kicks in.
[rofl.gif] Yeah, cause Americans are so good at saving for a rainy day.
by I. Howe
February 28th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16463

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

IMHO, this virus, and the panic surrounding it, are going to collapse the global economy. So to answer your question, yes, wine prices are going to drop significantly. Let's take the area where I live, Orlando. Theme park capital of the world. What happens when people either cannot travel, or are af...
by I. Howe
February 21st, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texas BYOB Let Down :(
Replies: 60
Views: 4323

Re: Texas BYOB Let Down :(

I will preface this with the fact that I almost never buy wine in my local steakhouses, I always BYOB. Mostly because the stuff I enjoy is so far removed from the standard steakhouse wine list. However, I would be all over that wine list. Foilard Fleurie? Joguet Dioterie? des Tours? Tempier Bandol? ...
by I. Howe
February 20th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: 2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis

Not too young? I do not think I have ever had it before, so my experience with this producer is limited. However, I thought it was just fine. It was better on night two. But upon PnP on night one, it's not like it was so tightly coiled that is was unenjoyable. It was an impulse grab from the cooler...
by I. Howe
February 20th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: 2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis

I have some of this in my cellar, not sure if I have tried it yet. However, I did drink the 2017 Auguste Clape Rhone last night. No notes, but it was quite good.
by I. Howe
February 8th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Marcel Lapierre - Morgon "Cuvée Camille" (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2018 Marcel Lapierre - Morgon "Cuvée Camille" (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

I just missed out on grabbing some of that Camille. After your note, I am glad I did.
by I. Howe
February 1st, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 1945

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 6:42 am
My sister asked for something with black olives, we checked out the Rhones, and just grabbed the Juge without thinking. I just wanted her to try it. That’s how it should be.
That is exactly how it should be. Good job!
by I. Howe
January 27th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9296

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

Briceland - 24 bottles
Cabot - 6 bottles
Grassl - 4 glasses and a decanter
Halcon - 6 bottles
Wilde - 12 bottles

All are repeat except Halcon, that is new for me.
by I. Howe
January 27th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 59
Views: 3176

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

I was already in for a 12 pack. Then I made the mistake of emailing Andrew a question. Then he called me. Then I ordered another 12 pack.
by I. Howe
January 26th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 96
Views: 5058

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new

I have purchased the aged Syrah a few times before, and have done so again.
by I. Howe
January 26th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Wilde Farm BD XI: 11 Cases of Wilde Farm goodness at 50% off and Free Shipping!
Replies: 49
Views: 2698

Re: Wilde Farm BD XI: 11 Cases of Wilde Farm goodness at 50% off and Free Shipping!

Ordered a mixed case. I feel badly for those who read this offer later after the 11 cases are sold out. Such good wine, and amazing wine at these prices.
by I. Howe
January 26th, 2020, 12:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1025

Re: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 7:57 am
Kurt went 45, did they drop you hard?
Mears went to the front and after we did 25 mph for a little bit (Goldenrod, from trailer park to toll booth), more than half the group sat up. After we sat up, Mears took it up to 30 mph down Heintzleman. There was no way I was hanging onto that train.
by I. Howe
January 25th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1025

Re: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine

Let’s go ride. I’m so out of shape. You should have joined us this morning. 32 miles, nice steady 20 mph pace, perfect 55-60 degree weather. I've been off the bike quite a bit in Dec and Jan too, so I am easing back in. I asked Kurt this morning when we were doing the next cycling viewing and wine ...
by I. Howe
January 24th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1025

Re: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine

Andrew and Robert, darn you both. I already placed a 12 pack order for Zin and Syrah. Now I am going to have to go back and order more and include some PV.
by I. Howe
January 18th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 73
Views: 2861

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Because we do not want to drink it? Or because it will never be ready? 2006 Big Pecker Cab. My father picked this up for me one day on a lark because the label made him laugh. I hang onto it for sentimental purposes. 2010 Montrose. I laugh everytime I see the CT drinking window ending in the year 21...
by I. Howe
December 12th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 22623

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: 895

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: 1376

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: 13945
Views: 678872

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: 3909

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: 9613

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: 1977

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: 3213

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: 1977

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: 6407

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: 7534

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: 6195

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: 977

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: 1986
Views: 255433

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: 1986
Views: 255433

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: 1986
Views: 255433

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: 4460

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: 154
Views: 12107

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: 771

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: 771

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: 771

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: 4650

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

In for a Syrah SVD 6 pack. Looking forward to it.

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