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by Siun o'Connell
February 12th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 215
Views: 12391

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Tell me more. How is this of any use unless the scammer hacks the passwords (either on the phone or somewhere else). Many, MANY companies have a "Forgot your password? Enter this code we texted to you" feature. So often with just access to the phone number, you can gain access to accounts you don't...
by Siun o'Connell
February 12th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 215
Views: 12391

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I'm amazed CC companies don't insist on 2-factor authentication much more for purchases where a physical card isn't present. Sending a code to my phone is almost trivial these days, and would stop 99% of fraud. 2-factor authentication is absolutely better than status quo but scammers can take anyth...
by Siun o'Connell
February 11th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Desire Lines Spring 2020 Release

Immediately ordered 6 Riesling as they were great last time ... a bit overstocked on reds so resisting (though tempted) on the rest.

I love their wines!
by Siun o'Connell
February 10th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 215
Views: 12391

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Flannery is always beyond exceptional with customer service so I'm sure they will take really good care of everyone. Wouldn't the processor be responsible for catching this?
by Siun o'Connell
February 9th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Brunch at Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Brunch at Momofuku Ssäm Bar

I went to Ssam a bunch of years ago ...sat at the counter with a friend and just snacked our way through a lot of the menu... I still remember it as one of my best ever meals. The country hams were the standout to me ... so simple and so perfect. Milk Bar desserts are so good too! Now I want to head...
by Siun o'Connell
February 3rd, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once and Future Save the Date
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Once and Future Save the Date

Pretty interested in the:

2017 Cuvee Frances Proprietary Red Blend, Bedrock Vineyard
176 cases
A co-fermented blend of Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot from Bedrock Vineyard named to honor my mother Frances, who was a great lover of Bordeaux.
by Siun o'Connell
February 1st, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession
Replies: 49
Views: 3677

Re: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession

I keep thinking we're entering the twilight zone after the email ... I bet Hardy is a good guide!
by Siun o'Connell
January 27th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *EXTENDED THIS WEEK!* Silas Wines BD Offer - Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon Wine and Dangerous Discounts!
Replies: 17
Views: 844

Re: Silas Wines BD Offer - Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon Wine and Dangerous Discounts!

Alexander Clark wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Oh it’s a good one! I’d be happy to fill you in on all the details once I get the bottle to you!

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Siun o'Connell wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Offer 3 - I'm always interested in Pet Nat's .... looking forward to trying these!
Sounds great!

Berserker Days adventures are my favorites!
by Siun o'Connell
January 27th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 43
Views: 1953

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

Just ordered an Offer#1 ... intrigued by new to me grapes and that pretty rose!

Have a great night in Madrid!
by Siun o'Connell
January 27th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers
Replies: 26
Views: 1235

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers

Yep - had a case when it was first released, got a second last year ... down to 3 bottles so ..... would love to restock a bit!
by Siun o'Connell
January 27th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers
Replies: 26
Views: 1235

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers

Hey Bill ....

Do you still have some 2014? definitely interested!
by Siun o'Connell
January 27th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* CabFranc-Merlot Blends @25-50% discounts! +MAGNUMS & half bottles
Replies: 73
Views: 2332

Re: Re: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* Beautifully Aged @20-50% discounts!

Adore being able to get half bottles - thank you so much! (and still waiting for the y/all moving tale!) Thanks Siun! Apparently, you have to be careful where you travel. Someone fell in love with East Nashville.... East Nashville - wow! I used to spend time in Nashville for work and adored the Red...
by Siun o'Connell
January 26th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 496
Views: 40899

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

We had a mag of Tercero Rose (2016) and two bottles of 2014 Paetra Riesling last night during Chinese New Year at Sun Wah and both were just so damn good.Two different guests at the table were excited I had "brought their favorite Rose". Glad we can stock back up!
by Siun o'Connell
January 26th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* CabFranc-Merlot Blends @25-50% discounts! +MAGNUMS & half bottles
Replies: 73
Views: 2332

Re: Re: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* Beautifully Aged @20-50% discounts!

Hey Emily --- ordered the cast of Rose Babies - pricing was too low so just adjust and let me know final total, ok?

Adore being able to get half bottles - thank you so much!

(and still waiting for the y/all moving tale!)
by Siun o'Connell
January 26th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers
Replies: 26
Views: 1235

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers

Just drank two bottles of 2014 Paetra last night at the Sun Wah Chinese New Year feast --- so very good!

Brig - not snapping it all up before we even begin! sheesh!
by Siun o'Connell
January 26th, 2020, 10:10 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: 159
Views: 15915

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

OMG - I figured Todd would be sleepy and the madness would start later and now I'm already behind in emptying my bank account!

So wild and crazy offers out there!
by Siun o'Connell
January 25th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: SAY WHEN
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: SAY WHEN

Welcome to Bererker Day - looking forward to seeing the offer and learning more!
by Siun o'Connell
January 24th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty
Replies: 28
Views: 1096

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty

Amazingly good products from Linda .... so excited to see them in BD since I need to restock and share!
by Siun o'Connell
January 23rd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Dusty Nabor Wines
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Dusty Nabor Wines

Welcome to BD!

Looks like an interesting range - will be good to learn more.
by Siun o'Connell
January 19th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21995

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

Yep - and Larry is a great example to follow. Love his wines but also love what I learn from his comments, not just specifically about his wine but about lots of topics.
by Siun o'Connell
January 19th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21995

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

Goodness, I don't expect participation in Politics or heated debates on wine topics even but engagement with customers is a great thing. Just being a presence - thanks folks for tasting notes on your wines, contribute to the weather posts or comment on a wine you enjoyed recently that wasn't yours o...
by Siun o'Connell
January 18th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21995

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

As a consumer, I am always disappointed when wineries just show up for BD and then go silent. They rarely get a second order from me. BD is a great introduction but then you have to keep the conversation going. And the WB community has a lot of influence ... smart marketing and salesmanship is based...
by Siun o'Connell
January 14th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21995

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

Really enjoying the newbie's intros .... so many good options already.
by Siun o'Connell
January 12th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Sabelli-Frisch - a Swede with an Italian name.
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Sabelli-Frisch - a Swede with an Italian name.

That Rose sure looks pretty! It's always great to see more unusual grapes being worked with.
by Siun o'Connell
January 2nd, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Box Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 2541

Re: Box Wines

Had Black Box at the office for a happy hour ... completely drinkable.
by Siun o'Connell
December 29th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 121
Views: 9540

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Hmmm .... Desire Lines, Under the Wire, restock my Tercero options, a bit more Cruse ... Dirty & Rowdy sparklers if offered.

Been drinking more riesling again so will be looking for some maybe on Berserker Day.

Need to drink more of what I have so not buying a lot but loving all the above.
by Siun o'Connell
December 28th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Krakow
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Krakow

I haven't yet been to Krakow but have been to Warsaw and loved it. Stayed at the Sofitel which was lovely and has an amazing breakfast each morning and a pleasant bar for a drink or light meal. Staff was great and location a block from the old town was superb. I just walked around there each evening...
by Siun o'Connell
December 25th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?
Replies: 29
Views: 1210

Re: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?

We celebrated last night (though are heading to some relatives of my son-in-law's today) and it was superb. Remember my son-in-law and my daughter are both chefs. When we were all discussing what to have, I said "gee, we haven't had ham in a long time" and my daughter said "hmmm, I guess ham and cab...
by Siun o'Connell
December 25th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terrible fires in Adelaide Hills burn vineyards including Henschke
Replies: 16
Views: 1604

Re: Terrible fires in Adelaide Hills burn vineyards including Henschke

I've checked some local Australian coverage and its is horrifying.

Paul and Kent, I hope you are both safe ... and hope this ends soon.
by Siun o'Connell
December 23rd, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?

Only buy online as nothing I drink is readily available in convenient stores.
by Siun o'Connell
December 19th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Aeris Carricante '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: TN: Aeris Carricante '16...(short/boring)

Thanks all for TN and discussion ...I have two bottles I keep being so tempted to open. I'll try to resist!
by Siun o'Connell
December 14th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21995

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

How about Paetra? Last year was my first buy from them and I haven't even dipped into it yet. But was looking forward to adding to my stash this year. Paetra please! I've been loving my bottles from that crazy case deal Bill offered from his first vintage. I had bought when they were first released...
by Siun o'Connell
December 13th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ACTION NEEDED - 100% Tariffs
Replies: 29
Views: 2392

Re: ACTION NEEDED - 100% Tariffs

Done. Thanks for the link and info.
by Siun o'Connell
December 13th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 43
Views: 2101

Re: Scrambled eggs

I heat the cast iron over medium with ghee or olive oil or coconut oil, crack two eggs in a bowl, add some soy sauce and give it a couple of stirs. After a few min, turn the heat off and add the eggs. The pan is hot enough to cook them until done (I don't refrigerate my eggs so they're room temp). ...
by Siun o'Connell
December 11th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21995

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

So many good names ... cannot wait!
by Siun o'Connell
December 1st, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5149

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

We forgot to take any photos on Thanksgiving but we did not forget to polish off a bottle of 2013 Berserkers Cuvee from Patricia Green. I am amazed over and over how very wonderful this wine is -- and how much everyone I pour it for loves it. Cranberry, spice, cherry ... perfect match to our SunWah ...
by Siun o'Connell
November 28th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 43
Views: 2101

Re: Scrambled eggs

A tiny bit of milk or cream in well whisked eggs ... hot pan, good amount of butter, do not stir but "pull" the set egg portions to the center as the remaining liquid progressively sets. Liberal pepper, a bit of salt ... and all good. Oh and cooked ideally in a copper clad reverware frying pan. I wa...
by Siun o'Connell
November 28th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2407
Views: 159431

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

We drank a 2017 Ode to Lulu Rose amongst other things over dinner and it was really lovely. I was actually not a fan when it first arrived - just not quite my type of rose but almost two years on it's really doing nicely. Glad I have a few here. Lovely balance of dry without being too much so ... st...
by Siun o'Connell
November 28th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 1899

Re: time to talk turkey

First for us .. we ordered a turkey from the wonderful Chinese bbq restaurant SunWah and it was amazing. Great deal for a huge bird which was so tasty. Sides by my daughter and son in law, both chefs, were a neat mix (fry bread, mashed potatoes, wild rice with cranberries, Brussels sprouts with guan...
by Siun o'Connell
November 27th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21995

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

Mark - go to Board Index and you will see a section for BerserkerDay 10 with all the related posts. Very handy for getting an idea of what the madness is like. Most years it's a lot of previous sellers participate but there's always some turnover and definitely interesting new offers.
by Siun o'Connell
November 23rd, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?
Replies: 30
Views: 4003

Re: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?

Like the Palace but make sure you get a decent size room ... some are a bit claustrophobic. I've stayed a lot at the Grand Hyatt on Embarcadero - annual conference there etc - and it is very business conference style but the rooms with balconies overlooking the water are pretty nice and it's fun to ...
by Siun o'Connell
November 19th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving turkey, done Chinatown style.
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Re: Thanksgiving turkey, done Chinatown style.

We ordered a turkey from Sun Wah ... nice day off for the chefs in the family.
by Siun o'Connell
November 10th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Wings - positive review
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Wine Wings - positive review

I've used Wineskin (8 for $20 @ Amazon) very happily ... mostly able to reuse them, packed up to 6 bottles in a small roller with a few essential clothes for trip to a family dinner. I used to just wrap the bottles in something but this is easier and seals nicely. (Oh, I have never seen magnum sized...
by Siun o'Connell
November 5th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19661

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Not sure if this will embed so you can see the animation ... if anyone else can make it display, please do:

http://berkeleyearth.lbl.gov/downloads/ ... kyoxMHVZ8I

Tracking temperature rise since 1895 in the area.

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