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by Eric Sch
April 9th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession
Replies: 79
Views: 5219

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: 3538

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: 1493

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: 2616

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: 672

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: 25050

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: 2616

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: 25050

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: 1389

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: 364

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: 3326

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: 1813
Views: 115189

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: 8509

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: 3410

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: 760

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: 3410

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: 7134

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: 1673

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: 2303

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: 463

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: 5597

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: 5597

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: 1216

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: 1116

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: 329

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: 4228

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: 596

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: 6590

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: 3451

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: 1489
Views: 91342

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: 553

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: 1566
Views: 104713

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: 2161

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.
by Eric Sch
August 30th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart

Drank my last bottle at a friend's 40th a few backs back. It was spot on and just really wonderful. Sent a glass back for the restaurant owner and he came running out to ask what it was. I also paid around 60 for it - would buy like crazy around that but I buy less B-S than I would otherwise like du...
by Eric Sch
August 12th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Premier Cru Aubry de Humbert
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: TN: 2008 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Premier Cru Aubry de Humbert

Thanks for the note, I have a case tucked away and haven't tried any yet. Might give it another year or two.
by Eric Sch
July 30th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 38
Views: 2393

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Had a great time this year, I always love to the opportunity to compare my palate with others across a large double blind tasting and it's awesome to hear directly from producers about how they approach their specific sites and the vintage. 2012s were quite floral and vibrant when primary but really...
by Eric Sch
July 28th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115189

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Was happy that my ask for the 2015 Mousse Special Club Rose was granted. I love the wine and it's my daughter's birthyear, so I bought a few more than usual. champagne.gif
by Eric Sch
June 29th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1566
Views: 104713

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Last night on the back deck we popped some NV Caillez-Lemaire Cuvée Pur Meunier that was showing great. Really driving acid, slowly developing some red apple fruit as it opened up, and the dosage was very nice. Wish I had more of this, I really find myself drawn to varietal Meunier bottlings in gene...
by Eric Sch
June 8th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1550

Re: No dosage champagne

Everybody likes something different, though I (and my drinking crew) are all in line with you - no or very low dosage is our preference for Champagne. I think you'll find some really good ideas in this thread: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=141238 The OP of that thread FMII...
by Eric Sch
June 2nd, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 44
Views: 4244

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris Original Vines is good stuff. Agreed! Get it while you can - the old vines aren't doing super well. Expect a few changes moving forward. The Original Vines Pinot Noir bottling has already evolved to 'The Eyrie' labeling and the OVPG will see some changes in the future...
by Eric Sch
May 31st, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1489
Views: 91342

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I got one of the 1961 Fontanafredda from that list. Just took delivery of a 67 a couple weeks ago, along with a 78 Borgogno. Looking forward to a Barolo night with some friends.
by Eric Sch
May 23rd, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauillac
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: TN: 1986 Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauillac

Thanks for the note... I agree that Clerc Milon is one of my soft spots in Bordeaux, though it doesn't seem to get much love here. Love the Pauillac graphite and dark fruit, and the price point is fair. I've bought a number of older bottles at auction and had generally good experiences - I have a 76...
by Eric Sch
May 20th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GG's - What to drink young and what to age
Replies: 90
Views: 4211

Re: GG's - What to drink young and what to age

Had a 2017 Lauer GG last night, it was nice but only felt like a preview of what it could be in 10+ years.
by Eric Sch
May 19th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1302

Re: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?

We couldn't even read the labels in Croatia but loved it, really enjoyed the wines, amazing pairing with the local seafood.
by Eric Sch
May 19th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s raining again/still, time to do a cellar inventory.
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: It’s raining again/still, time to do a cellar inventory.

Mine isn't great as I am split between my offsite and the basement of a rental home while we build our new house. I'm doing a terrible job at tracking what is here and what we are drinking. I plan to inventory on the way in to the new cellar as we move in. Given how much is in my locker, that ought ...
by Eric Sch
May 10th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1566
Views: 104713

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Flying to Michigan today with a bottle of Vilmart Cuvee Rubis to share with my Mom. After 45 years they are selling the house I grew up in, and purchasing a condo less than half the size. Mom has done amazing work on the business side to get the house sold, and also to simplify their life by selling...
by Eric Sch
May 7th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 44
Views: 3489

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

I also had a very nice bottle of the 14 Les Choiselles last week. Though I do intend to drink though my 14s faster than originally planned.
by Eric Sch
May 4th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 91
Views: 6940

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

David_K wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 7:08 pm
Yes, the Chidaine '14s went to hell *really* fast. A shame because they were amazing on release.
I had a 14 Les Choisilles this week and it was very good over 2 nights. I've had a couple that were more advanced than they should be but that's not been the case for all.

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