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by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED THROUGH 2/2 - Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars

Glad to see the IA contingency showing up. Thanks Marcus and Kevin for the orders. I was just in Des Moines two weeks ago. I had winemaker dinners at the Des Moines G&CC, Flemings and The Wine Experience. Had a great time (inbetween your cold spells)!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED THROUGH 2/2 - Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars

Rolf Winterthur wrote:Go big or go home has become my new ipecac phrase. All I have to do when I drink poison is think of it and I’m OK.
Thanks Rolf....I think...
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED THROUGH 2/2 - Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars

PA is definitely a go for shipping. Got your Eminence order. Thx!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 26th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED THROUGH 2/2 - Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars

Rich K0rzenk0 wrote:Spring Mountain Vertical looks too good to pass up and that is a wrap for this evening
Richard, I think you will be extremely happy with these magnum! Cheers! champagne.gif
by Thomas Bougetz
January 26th, 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED THROUGH 2/2 - Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars

This wine is tremendous, folks. I have one bottle remaining of my 6-pack, and it's been a struggle to keep from Jen, as it's such a beautiful, supple mouthfeel, in particular. Completely agree. These are incredible Cabs for those not looking for full-throttle chocolate oak bombs. Balanced and pure....
by Thomas Bougetz
January 26th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED The Wine Check - 20% discount AND freebie AND raffle!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1598

The Wine Check - 20% discount AND freebie AND raffle!!!

I have a couple of people lined up for these tomorrow (Not WB members yet)! Can't wait.
by Thomas Bougetz
January 26th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED THROUGH 2/2 - Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars

David,
Got your orders and they should all be out next week! Enjoy!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 26th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED THROUGH 2/2 - Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars

Seth, thanks for the call. You should have received an order confirmation. The extra magnum of Prominence was included! Share with good friends!!!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 26th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED THROUGH 2/2 - Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars

Thanks for the order Jim. I think you will be extremely happy with the beautiful set of magnums. They should be a pleasure to pop with a group!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 17th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED THROUGH 2/2 - Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

EXTENDED THROUGH 2/2 - Go Big or Go Home with Bougetz Cellars

This year, we are offering up "YUGE" packages. Everything is in magnum format and we are offering up a string of verticals. Most of these wines are sold out in 750ml, but we have been hoarding the magnums for special offerings, so where better to being than with Berserker Days! These are big showy b...
by Thomas Bougetz
January 3rd, 2018, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 2018?
Replies: 71
Views: 5318

Berserker Day 2018?

Nate Simon wrote:If my calendar is correct, we're less than a month from B-Day 2018. Haven't seen any buzz at all on the Forums. Anyone heard any details yet?
We will be in for this year's event with a set of "big" packages. Looking forward to it again!
by Thomas Bougetz
February 1st, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Congratulations to Julias Lasoff, for winning our raffle. You are now a proud over of a magnum of the 2014 Prominence Reserve Cabernet Suavignon. This wine has received a score of 95+ from Robert Parker. It is a truly special wine, and congrats to you. I will mail it out with your order. Thanks to e...
by Thomas Bougetz
February 1st, 2017, 1:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

P Intag wrote:My Eminence order arrived yesterday! Perhaps crack one of the 2012s on Superbowl Sunday...
Should be perfect while you watch *&%$ win on Sunday!!!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 5:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Hi Michael T.,
Got your order thanks.
Hey I am in Seattle and am doing a release party at the Seattle Wine Company in Bellevue, on Sunday from 2 to 4pm. You are welcome to join in and taste through the whole portfolio. I'll send you an eVite tomorrow if you are around.
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 5:17 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Albert, got your order and yes it will ship out FedEx. Enjoy your mountain fruit!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Hi Abbay,
I hope you enjoy the current release pack. It'll give you a good idea of our wines across the whole portfolio. Thanks for the offer to combine shipping with Roland. I think that that makes perfect sense!
Enjoy,
tom
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 2:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Khoi, got you down for the Amaryllis vertical. These are great examples of Spring Mountain fruit! Enjoy.
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 2:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Thomas Bougetz wrote:Ron,
You are going to enjoy the white verticals. Let me know what you think and which vintages stands out to you. Always interesting in a vertical tasting. Enjoy!
Oh well, Just noticed that Candace put the order in. Thanks again Candace!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 1:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Ron,
You are going to enjoy the white verticals. Let me know what you think and which vintages stands out to you. Always interesting in a vertical tasting. Enjoy!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Thx Michael G. for the order. We'll be in Nashville for the Wine Auction. Will we see you at the Seiter's? At the winemaker's dinner? I hear JJ corralled another top chef from the Nashville marked. Should be awesome!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Thx Robert. I know you will enjoy each vintage of the Eminence! Start from the 2012 first!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 10:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

I didn't even realize there was a 'Prominence' bottling, too!!! These are the most beautiful bottles (Eminence and Amaryllis, anyway, as that's what I've enjoyed) with the wine inside even more beautiful. I've stashed mine in the back to age a bit, what I have left, that is... Thanks Todd. Yeah Pro...
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Roland,
Thanks for seeing you in for a pack this year. We will be out in Nashville in a few weeks for the Nashville Wine Auction again. Love doing that event!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 27th, 2017, 9:19 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Thanks BRR. Good to reconnect with you. In Seattle right now, and hope you can make it to the Seattle Wine Company on Sunday for our release party!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 26th, 2017, 10:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

NickRut wrote:In for a 6 of the Amaryllis. Thanks guys!
Hi Nick,
I think you are going to be extremely happy with the quality across the vertical. Please report back and let me know what you think!
by Thomas Bougetz
January 26th, 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

2012 Eminence from last years' BD pack was incredible. I also liked the 2012 Amaryllis, too, but thought it needed more cellar time. My notion of not buying anything on BD is shot to hell - I've got to have some of these Cabs! Thanks Paul, I think you are going to enjoy the addition of the 2014's. ...
by Thomas Bougetz
January 26th, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

Eminence has classically been more approachable than Amaryllis although 2014 is the odd one out on that rule.
If you prefer mountain fruit out of Napa Valley, go with Amaryllis. If you prefer wines from the valley floor or rolling hills, then Eminence is your baby! Just let me know.
by Thomas Bougetz
January 23rd, 2017, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Recommendation: Vinopolis in Portland, OR
Replies: 26
Views: 1396

Retailer Recommendation: Vinopolis in Portland, OR

This was my "go to" wine store when my wife and I have a condo in downtown Portland. Did lots of transactions, including futures, with them. Still visit their shop when I am in the downtown area.
by Thomas Bougetz
January 21st, 2017, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: how to dispose of styro shippers
Replies: 18
Views: 957

how to dispose of styro shippers

Contact local wine shops or wine storage facilities. These boxes are expensive, and the operators will be glad to get them for free. Also, I post them on Craiglist, where subscribers quickly grab them. +1 on re-using them. I let all my friends know that I will gladly pickup their used shippers. Win...
by Thomas Bougetz
January 18th, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do winery owners add their wines to CellarTracker
Replies: 22
Views: 1182

Do winery owners add their wines to CellarTracker

I don't know why this suddenly popped into my head, but there are times when I want to add a wine to CT and either (a) the wine is not there, or (b) data/pictures are wrong. In the latter case, it can make me wonder if I am choosing the right wine to add inventory to. It got me thinking, are there ...
by Thomas Bougetz
January 15th, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Bougetz Cellars offering - Verticals and drawing for a magnum

In keeping with the fun and excitement of Berserker Days, we will be raffling off a MAGNUM of our 2014 Prominence Reserve Cabernet ( $249 retail ), which Robert Parker just gave a 95+ review ! This wine won’t be formally released until later this year, but you can be the first to have one in your ce...
by Thomas Bougetz
January 2nd, 2017, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Grape variety detail disappearing from blend labels
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Grape variety detail disappearing from blend labels

I've been noticing that more and more bottle labels, especially with reds blends, give no detail as to the grape varieties used. As someone whose understanding of what a wine might taste like is grounded in that information I find this disconcerting. I find the lack of info especially on lower pric...
by Thomas Bougetz
November 30th, 2016, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine fraud movie: "Sour Grapes"
Replies: 129
Views: 13592

Wine fraud movie: "Sour Grapes"

Michael Martin wrote:Just watched it. Great movie. Lots of "interesting" characters. Kudos to all the board members involved.
Likewise, just watched this past week with wine loving family members in town. Was amazed at how much original footage was in existence!
by Thomas Bougetz
November 30th, 2016, 12:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best bacon recommendations needed...
Replies: 71
Views: 4090

Best bacon recommendations needed...

Meadow Farms. On Hwy 395 outside of Bishop. http://www.smokedmeats.com/pork-bacon.html I must be hungry. I just ordered a couple of pounds of the applewood bacon. Thanks for the recommendation! Got our order from Meadow Farms last week, and with guests in town, well, its long gone! Loved it, and wi...
by Thomas Bougetz
November 20th, 2016, 8:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 200
Views: 9121

Rush Creek Reserve!

Alas already sold out at Zabar's. My wife picked up the "Vaccarinus Petit Vacherin" on recommendation from the cheesemonger as a replacement which I gather is a similar cheese from Switzerland. She says "I think it's the most perfect cheese I've ever had." Hopefully there will be some left for me t...
by Thomas Bougetz
November 19th, 2016, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx and Professional Storage Facilities
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

FedEx and Professional Storage Facilities

Yes, I'm particularly thinking of places that advertise that they'll ship your purchases home for you. I've done that several times and, while not cheap, have always been glad I could send a mixed case back home for later consumption. Every bottle is a memory of the trip. I'd hate to see that get s...
by Thomas Bougetz
November 17th, 2016, 4:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best bacon recommendations needed...
Replies: 71
Views: 4090

Best bacon recommendations needed...

M.Kaplan wrote:Meadow Farms. On Hwy 395 outside of Bishop. http://www.smokedmeats.com/pork-bacon.html
I must be hungry. I just ordered a couple of pounds of the applewood bacon. Thanks for the recommendation!
by Thomas Bougetz
November 17th, 2016, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andy Perdue
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Andy Perdue

Likewise Andy. Take care and speedy recovery. I met you years ago at a winery in Walla Walla (Dunham Cellars I think). Enjoyed talking Northwest wines with you!!!
by Thomas Bougetz
November 16th, 2016, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Cabernet Release - Nov 14th
Replies: 24
Views: 1844

Turley Cabernet Release - Nov 14th

Ordered Turley for the first time on the last release. Taxes and shipping came up to almost $100 on a case. Might need to try the last release before jumping in and getting more. On a side note, I thought it was unusual to get charged sales tax being out of state. Maybe that's the way it is suppose...
by Thomas Bougetz
November 16th, 2016, 9:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: BerserkerDay VIII planning discussion (Jan 27, 2017)
Replies: 173
Views: 16479

BerserkerDay VIII discussion (Jan 27, 2017)

I'm receiving a few PMs, primarily from winery participants, but I STRONGLY encourage you all to post in here, as the discussion is meant to benefit all. Don't be afraid to post in here, particularly those wineries who HAVE participated in the past, as your input is valuable. One complaint received...
by Thomas Bougetz
November 16th, 2016, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 475
Views: 20711

What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

Received my Sea Smoke shipment today! [cheers.gif]
by Thomas Bougetz
November 9th, 2016, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to do with shippers?
Replies: 22
Views: 833

What to do with shippers?

As it is shipping season, I have a million shippers. What's the best way of getting rid of these? Anywhere I can take them or just trash? They take up quite a bit of space in the trash can.. As a wine producer I encourage all my friends to drop them off at my place. More than happy to re-use them!
by Thomas Bougetz
November 4th, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question: "Skunky" Dom?
Replies: 24
Views: 1060

Question: "Skunky" Dom?

So, I took it back. It took 3 levels of Coscto employees and an interview about why I brought back an empty bottle, but they credited my account! I didn't exchange for a new bottle, because the stock they have on hand is the same batch I purchased from. I can understand their dubiousness, but they ...
by Thomas Bougetz
October 26th, 2016, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Merlot
Replies: 63
Views: 2309

California Merlot

David B wrote:Had a 2005 Keenan Mailbox reserve recently that was really nice.
One of my go to Merlots here in Napa!. Love this wine.
by Thomas Bougetz
October 26th, 2016, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cabernet Sauvignon from California
Replies: 139
Views: 7902

Cabernet Sauvignon from California

Fellow Berserker, Thomas Bougetz might have something that fits the bill. I tried the 2012 Eminence that was offered at $39 on Berserker Day and found it to be an absolutely fantastic non-spoofed Napa Cab. My note: 2012 Bougetz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Eminence - USA, California, Napa Valley (2/1...
by Thomas Bougetz
October 24th, 2016, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cabernet Sauvignon from California
Replies: 139
Views: 7902

Cabernet Sauvignon from California

Fellow Berserker, Thomas Bougetz might have something that fits the bill. I tried the 2012 Eminence that was offered at $39 on Berserker Day and found it to be an absolutely fantastic non-spoofed Napa Cab. My note: 2012 Bougetz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Eminence - USA, California, Napa Valley (2/1...
by Thomas Bougetz
October 21st, 2016, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harvest Yields and Historical Averages
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Harvest Yields and Historical Averages

And to follow on. 2012, 2013 and 2014 were bumper harvests for most of the North Coast in California. I can't imagine anyone declaring that they were 10%-40% down in those years. Now 2015 (and to some degree 2016) were below average in much of the North Coast.
by Thomas Bougetz
September 27th, 2016, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rip Mary Novak Founder of Spottswoode
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Rip Mary Novak Founder of Spottswoode

Yes, it is sad news indeed. We were out in their vineyards, watching a falconry exhibition (how falcons are used to scare off birds from the vineyards). Beth brought Mary out in a golf cart to watch the exhibition. While she looked frail, no one gave a thought that this might be the last time we wou...
by Thomas Bougetz
September 27th, 2016, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An unknown winery: JCB Wines.
Replies: 15
Views: 724

An unknown winery: JCB Wines.

I will say, the cheesemonger next store is great. James has wonderful cheeses for a picnic, or snacks on the patio.

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