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by Eric Sch
April 6th, 2021, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: winebid german lots 4/4
Replies: 21
Views: 1523

Re: winebid german lots 4/4

I'm sure a bunch of us were bidding against each other, it got hectic near the end. I only intended to top up a case but ended up with another case on top of that. Such is Riesling.
by Eric Sch
March 11th, 2021, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out for Vincent Pinot Gris (noir)
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Shout out for Vincent Pinot Gris (noir)

Perfect season for that wine - love it on sunny afternoons as the days start to warm up, right at cellar temp. Just had the 15 Pinot Blanc Tardive on Wednesday... always enjoyable as well. Eagerly awaiting my spring delivery!
by Eric Sch
February 8th, 2021, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the wines you try to buy in 375ml??
Replies: 55
Views: 2378

Re: What are the wines you try to buy in 375ml??

Pretty much only two things - Sauternes and Baumard Quarts de Chaume.
by Eric Sch
February 5th, 2021, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?
Replies: 60
Views: 2392

Re: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?

I very much agree with Chris Cary (hey Chris, it's been too long!) That Rocks Syrahnis a good option, or something from the Northern Rhone. I'm also partial to German wine so I also agree with Spatlese+ Riesling.
by Eric Sch
February 4th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 12645

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Mine arrived today as scheduled. I will vouch for the excellent customer service at Flannery, they are among the best I've ever dealt with. If something goes wrong they take care of it.

I am looking forward to hearing tasting notes from the 130 day. I bought one as well.
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2021, 7:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Pentacle Herbs, Aromatic Bitters SOLD OUT, but more FEB22
Replies: 38
Views: 1367

Re: Pentacle Herbs - Aromatic Bitters

Picked up one for us and one for a friend. My wife has been experimenting with shrubs lately and I think this will be a good addition to the repertoire. Thanks!
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass / April 6th Update - DELIVERY TOMORROW
Replies: 265
Views: 16864

Re: Grassl Glass

In for a Voyage+ for travel, and grabbed a decanter, XL microfiber, and a 6er of the Versatile glasses as well.
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2021, 12:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** CLOSED***EMH Vineyards Black Cat Cabernet
Replies: 40
Views: 2738

Re: EMH Vineyards Black Cat Cabernet

Order in for a 2015 SS mag to add to my daughter's birthyear stash. Thanks Merrill!
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2021, 11:35 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2761

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

Loved the shipment we got last year, when I told my wife the caviar was back she gave me the big doe eyes and said PLEEEEEEASE? [flirtysmile.gif]

Order in for Schrenckii and Kaluga!
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 56
Views: 3476

Re: Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

I'm going to bump this one to the top for some killer wines from a great guy at excellent pricing. We regularly buy across the range and particularly love the Pinot Blanc. If you haven't had Vincent's wines - get you some! Thanks Vincent!
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 12645

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Had a hanger just last night and as always it was so tasty and tender. Happily we just got a new freezer, so I was ready to stock up on more Flannery! Order in for hangers, burgers, and one of the 130 day ribeyes. I did have some funky issues with it losing my cart when I tried to login during the c...
by Eric Sch
April 9th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession
Replies: 79
Views: 5337

Re: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession

Definitely more deals from distributors which I anticipate will continue as spring releases don't get snapped up for restaurants. I know some local wineries that have high tasting room sales are moving more wine into the chain at discount. But I've not seen significant additional discounts for our l...
by Eric Sch
March 28th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3609

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

Still targeted buying - specifically remaining new releases of 2015 birth year wines for my daughter and Champagne. Spend is down about 20% from previously but I anticipate it trailing off more. Mostly 2015 Champagnes left to buy. Then my cellar is in good long term shape so I'll move to inventory m...
by Eric Sch
March 27th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Random Wine Company BQR Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1642

Re: Random Wine Company BQR Sale

Bumping for a good guy with good wines at a good price!
by Eric Sch
March 27th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Coffee Time--It's live and ready to order
Replies: 29
Views: 3596

Re: Coffee Time--It's live and ready to order

Got mine today! 👍 Just in time as I finished the beans in the grinder this morning. Now I just have to figure out which one to start with!
by Eric Sch
March 25th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have the Burgundy haters on this board had the coronavirus for years?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Have the Burgundy haters on this board had the coronavirus for years?

I will say I am keeping social distance from Loire Red drinkers. Then again, I was doing that before this novel coronavirus anyway.

I kid, I like Pineau d'Aunis.😁
by Eric Sch
March 18th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 26113

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Katie crushed the delivery, placed my order Saturday and it just arrived. I am officially well stocked with various cuts of beef for the coming quarantine. Very happy with the service from Flannery!
by Eric Sch
March 18th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Coffee Time--It's live and ready to order
Replies: 29
Views: 3596

Re: Coffee Time--It's live and ready to order

Order in for a microlot pack! My local shops in Portland are all closing down so I will need some fresh beans to get me through the coming weeks. Thanks for the offer!
by Eric Sch
March 15th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 26113

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

I appreciate the openness with how the situation was handled. We put in an order for some NYs and threw in some burgers and a Jorge for good measure. If we're going to be stuck at home for awhile, we might as well eat well!
by Eric Sch
March 14th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile

We bought some snap rings and a hole punch and we turn them into wine charms. Makes it easy to identify the myriad glasses when we have friends over, unless one of them steals the LGD that my wife likes to use.
by Eric Sch
March 12th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: TN: 2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

I too have had my issues with 14 Chidaine... So last month I opened my last one, the Les Bournais Franc de Pied. It want really like other Chenins, but hot damn was it good. A slight bit oxidized but tons of character and depth. Our dinner group loved it. Bought a decent amount of 15s and will start...
by Eric Sch
February 8th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3515

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Going deep, Vincent wines are a staple in our household and we love to support good people. The whites are just awesome value, and the AVA-level reds are our go to weeknight Pinots. I have a good stash of the single vineyard bottlings as well putting on some age in the cellar. Thanks again Vincent!
by Eric Sch
February 8th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1851
Views: 123109

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Love me some Jacquesson, had to snap up a bottle of the 08 Avize Champ Cain as it is our wedding year. Into the long term archives... champagne.gif
by Eric Sch
January 31st, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 9674

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

Big box o' beef just arrived. Just had a Wagyu ribeye last night but tempted to have a hangar steak this weekend anyway.
by Eric Sch
January 31st, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE PRICING GOOD ALL FEB***
Replies: 68
Views: 3998

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE PRICING GOOD UNTIL 1/31***

My box arrived yestery in perfect shape. Nice packaging overall, and my wife was very happy. Don't want to tell my daughter lest she go and eat it when we aren't paying attention [swearing.gif] Looking forward to it, also with some bubbs and blinis. My wife is going to make a foie torchon as well, m...
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Maison Harbour Burgundy Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Maison Harbour Burgundy Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Awesome to see this offer, Nicholas makes some great wines! Email sent!
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE PRICING GOOD ALL FEB***
Replies: 68
Views: 3998

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE***

I did the same, bounced the first order email. Thanks for the offer, my wife and daughter have been craving some caviar and your timing was perfect.
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 165
Views: 8007

Re: Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Awesome, thanks again for participating. My daughter was hoping for some jamon, but she'll just have to deal with tuna bellies :D
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Vincent BD11 offer - Oregon Wines!
Replies: 19
Views: 2328

Re: Vincent BD11 offer - Oregon Wines!

Another +1 for Vincent's wines. Consistent quality and excellent pricing, and Vincent is a great guy to boot. Vincent wines are a standard offering in our home and my wife swears by the Pinot Blanc for her buerre blanc sauce.
by Eric Sch
December 31st, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2397

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

No doubt we'll have a few tonight, but I know 2 of them will be NV L. Aubry Fils Brut Rose and Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old.
by Eric Sch
December 30th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Rasa Vineyards Principia Reserve Syrah, Walla Walla, WA
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: TN: 2008 Rasa Vineyards Principia Reserve Syrah, Walla Walla, WA

Interesting to see the other comments. I still have Principia from 09-11 vintages. I stopped buying with the 11 vintage as the QPR got out of whack, but some bottlings (07 QED) were memorable to me. My palate has also evolved a bit and the bottles I have opened recently, including some of the specia...
by Eric Sch
November 11th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 5938

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Yeah, so far with our purchasing rate, that hasn't been a problem. She's an enabler as I said. But at some point, that inflection point occurs for sure. But hopefully both us and the Champagne will be gracefully aged at that point :) Oh, and her fave is LGD, so we're nicely stocked on that. And paid...
by Eric Sch
November 11th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 5938

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

A LOT. It's our wedding year and given the quality of the vintage, we went very long. CT currently says 211 bottles of 71 wines, and I'm sure I'll find a few more yet. I like to joke to my wife that we gauge our love by the amount of Champagne in the cellar. Judging my her level of enablement, I'm n...
by Eric Sch
November 8th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Champagne to cellar

We like aged rose and have had some great bottles of aged Billecart and others, so I put down a variety of those including B-S, Aubry, Vilmart, etc. I buy a few Grande Marques as well, typically Veuve LGD, especially our wedding year of 08. I dont buy Krug or Dom though, as the house preferences run...
by Eric Sch
November 3rd, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Using old decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: Using old decanters

We use an old decanter that belonged to my wife's grandparents. We believe it to be at least 60 years old. It's very basic but has a small void built in that can hold a couple of ice cubes to keep whites cool. And it always makes us think of them when we use it - they both enjoyed their beverages.
by Eric Sch
November 1st, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese 'Schmitt'
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: TN: 2017 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese 'Schmitt'

Thanks for the note, will have to pick some up. Love S-O as a producer, great consistency across the range, and Johannes is just a really nice guy in general.
by Eric Sch
October 19th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 4311

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

I know of one importer who is working with their sources to relabel just above the cutoff of 14.1 % to avoid the tarriffs.
by Eric Sch
October 12th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Fizzy Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: A Fizzy Oregon Pinot Noir

Was it Cameron? I've returned some of that due to secondary fermentation.
by Eric Sch
October 12th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 7204

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

08 Diebolt Vallois Fleur de Passion really stands out in my memory, along with a 99 Billecart Salmon Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart.
by Eric Sch
October 6th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 3576

Re: Best Burger in Each State

I don't even want to admit how many times I've gone to Umami, each time thinking that finally it will live up to my expectations (maybe I ordered wrong, maybe they were having an off day, maybe I just wasn't in the right mood...) and ending up disappointed.... That's how I feel about Shake Shack. S...
by Eric Sch
October 6th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1612
Views: 104357

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I've backed off as prices have gone up. Buying 1-2 of things where I previously may have purchased 3-6. Moved to other producers or stopped buying some things altogether. Definitely have seen appreciation in BDX, Rhone, and Germany. Not related to tariffs but local Pacific Northwest wines have seen ...
by Eric Sch
October 5th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Spatlese
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: 2001 Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Spatlese

Love Christoffel and the 2001s are awesome. Trying to keep my hands off but recently had both Prum and Selbach and loved them.
by Eric Sch
September 18th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 2031
Views: 138577

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I've had really, really good wines from Rodez, some flawed/weird wines from Rodez, and a number of boring bottles too. Overall, I've found that from year to year and cuvee to cuvee, the wines are inconsistent. When you get a good one though, they are really nice stuff. Totally agree. I've had a cou...
by Eric Sch
September 16th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 2182

Re: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley

That thread looks pretty Napa focused.

I personally am stoked as I have been waiting for a cool vintage here in the WV. Watching Harvest carefully.

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