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by Mark Y
January 24th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info
Replies: 28
Views: 6332

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

brigcampbell wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 8:20 pm

Sleep tight all, Sunday is funday.
Anyway to make preview begin Saturday?
Sunday family day makes wine shopping hard...
by Mark Y
January 24th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)

Mark - Would love to hear about your experience. FYI I was like you and I clearly explained no orange wines. They brought them anyway. My only advice is grab the list, try to find something you like or even recognize and go with that. I truly hope you do better than I did wine wise. If you have tim...
by Mark Y
January 24th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)

Resurrecting this thread. Heading there in a couple of months. Food is personal and I enjoy experimentation so I’ll cross my fingers for the “seafood” menu. Was curious If people had specific recommendations on the wine list. No pairing and orange wine for sure. But I read up thread there’s natural ...
by Mark Y
January 24th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 68
Views: 1944

Re: Grassl Glassware

If one had limited storage space and budget, what would be the group's recommendation for the best overall glass? I drink mostly domestic wines (WA Cabs/Bdx varieites and Rhones, OR Pinots, some Cali Cab), but a decent amount of Italians as well. Some Rhone. Very little Loire. If I had to stick wit...
by Mark Y
January 24th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 228
Views: 19726

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

Any chance preview day can pull/extend earlier to Saturday?
Sunday is a difficult family day for previewing wine buys.
by Mark Y
January 23rd, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 228
Views: 19726

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

isn't Ridge a first time participant? no "newbie intro" for Ridge? ;)
by Mark Y
January 23rd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Astrea Caviar
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Astrea Caviar

yummo... have had the golden ossietra and the Kaluga.. both are great...
Krug and caviar makes for a fun start to a party..
by Mark Y
January 23rd, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking for Pappy Van Winkle
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Looking for Pappy Van Winkle

All you need is a 2010 Gonon VV..
by Mark Y
January 19th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: DT Seattle
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: DT Seattle

Close to downtown:

RN74 - fun place, nice somm
Kaishiba sushi - get a bar seat.
heartwood provisions

If U can uber a little:
Spinasse
Walrus Carpenter
Adana
by Mark Y
January 18th, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2385

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Thank you for hosting Jim/Yvette! Great to see everyone. I snapped a photo of the bottles. Here they are attached. For me: Red wotn - 89 Breton White wotn - 95 cuvee Constance. Food of the night - tough call, everything was delish... Might have a bottle or two out of place, but generally they were: ...
by Mark Y
January 18th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1819

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

Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 9:43 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 8:55 am
2010 Montrose?

I may be dead before it’s ready. Neal will for sure.

;)
I have no intention of dying.
Click to see spoiler:
It is known to happen to everyone for some unexplained reason ;)
by Mark Y
January 18th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2385

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Food: pate and baguette.

See everyone tonight!
by Mark Y
January 15th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 2.5 days in Austin with my son to experience BBQ! What tips can you offer first timers?
Replies: 29
Views: 1130

Re: 2.5 days in Austin with my son to experience BBQ! What tips can you offer first timers?

This might sound silly but can u hire someone off craigslist to wait in line for you? Do they allow swapping people for spot?
And when one says line is long at Franklin, what is long? 3 hrs? 6 hrs?
If u go at 9am, can U get in by lunch (noon)?
by Mark Y
January 15th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2385

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Geoff F. wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 10:39 pm
We'll bring baguettes, rillettes, and cheese; unless anyone demands a repeat of the lamb sandwich.
Bring the lamb sandwich please! that was pretty yummo.

I can make some Baguettes/cheese and bring... and by make i mean by the chefs at Wholefoods. ;)
by Mark Y
January 14th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FOOTBALL AND WINE
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: FOOTBALL AND WINE

J a y H a c k wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 5:55 pm
I never drink wine with Playoff football.
FIFY

This is the playoffs Jay.. Jets fans aren't too familiar with the concept.. ;)
by Mark Y
January 14th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2155

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

Everything made in the US from before 2010 is in decline / past peak??
by Mark Y
January 13th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2385

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Oh will bring a Huet 1er Trie Molleux... and a white burgundy.
by Mark Y
January 13th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2385

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

terrance.c wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 8:07 am
Mark, who's this Jay guy you're asking the address for? [wink.gif]
Ugh! haha was at another beer event earlier in the day and met a person named Jay.

my brain became half functional after my daughter... then my son came along..... [head-bang.gif]
[wow.gif]
by Mark Y
January 12th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2385

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Jim, could you please PM the group your address? also start time?

thank you!
by Mark Y
January 12th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere
Replies: 26
Views: 1708

Re: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere

I buy the Dujac F&P chambolle religiously every year. Just a wonderful, pure little chambolle at a great price if you get it on release.. I don't agree at all that the Domaine village wines are that much better. But even if we agree for argument's sake that they are marginally superior, they're als...
by Mark Y
January 12th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1298

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

Loved 75 and 01 personally.
by Mark Y
January 10th, 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BYO in Japan
Replies: 24
Views: 1647

Re: BYO in Japan

Also keep in mind many m* places isn’t just readily bookable. U are lucky if u get 1/2 of the places u want usually (this is with high end hotel concierge booking for you). (Unless u have relationship of course).
by Mark Y
January 10th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3477

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

you can’t separate the two. Terroir is expressed in wine . Vineyards produce grapes. You can’t have terroir without vinification. And regardless of how much a winemaker wants to control a ferment, there is a distinct nature to fermentation that is a product of a million tiny impacts that are specif...
by Mark Y
January 10th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Haut Brion, Cristophe Baron
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: FS: Haut Brion, Cristophe Baron

jordan whitehead wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 1:23 pm
what is Cristophe Baron?
he's the winemaker of Cayuse.. he released his first champagne this year (not related to WA or cayuse).
mag of champagne basically.
https://champagnechristophebaron.com/ch ... ophebaron/
by Mark Y
January 9th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2779

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

Anton D wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 8:40 am
New meme: pictures showing who can pour the priciest wine down the drain!

Kirk, what vintage was that? I think you are the current benchmark.

champagne.gif
it shows 1996?

didn't Fu pour a screagle down the drain as his avatar a while back?
by Mark Y
January 9th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere
Replies: 26
Views: 1708

Re: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere

Yes, I have with the MSD and the domaine is markedly better. Cool.. good to know, thanks for feedback. Follow up: can we have a bit more info? i.e. what vintages did you sample of each.. and when you say markedly better.. was nose more explose? palate more depth? complexity? just curious as i love ...
by Mark Y
January 9th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere
Replies: 26
Views: 1708

Re: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere

Per Jeremey Seysses.. the wine making is identical once fruit arrives into the Domaine.. (oak/barrel treatment can be different based on wine maker decision of course). Domaine Dujac = fruit owned by the domaine = 100% decision/action on the fruit/vineyard treatment F & P = negotiant fruit, though ...
by Mark Y
January 9th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere
Replies: 26
Views: 1708

Re: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere

Per Jeremey Seysses.. the wine making is identical once fruit arrives into the Domaine.. (oak/barrel treatment can be different based on wine maker decision of course). Domaine Dujac = fruit owned by the domaine = 100% decision/action on the fruit/vineyard treatment F & P = negotiant fruit, though t...
by Mark Y
January 8th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best beers 2019 edition
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: Best beers 2019 edition

Treehouse - doubleganger, Spring, and King Juliussss

Cantillon - Magic Lambic, Lou Pepe Kriek, 50N4E
3F - Zenne b2 (WOW!). Also loved b4 and b5

Floodland - Transmigration Of Light out of mag (thank u Travis!). Also close behind were seeker after light, and meditation in light.
by Mark Y
January 7th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Merryvale Suing Marketing Partners - This Will Get Interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

Re: Merryvale Suing Marketing Partners - This Wil Get Interesting

Love this line: V2 alleged that Merryvale’s owners “erroneously believed that they could produce as much wine as they desired, charge whatever prices they want, and blame V2 if consumers disagreed,” V2 stated in a court filing. “ However, Merryvale cannot repeal the law of supply and demand, whether...
by Mark Y
January 6th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3525

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Charlie - Xavier Gerard La Ladonne. Yummo!
The problem is he’s bought all The bottles so I can’t even find one now :(
by Mark Y
January 6th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ???
Replies: 32
Views: 3132

Re: ???

But the advance viewing day will adversely affect my ability to watch the Pro Bowl. newhere You guys gotta go easier on Jay. He lives in New York, so doesn't really get to see much actual football. The Pro Bowl is relatively more noteworthy in New York that it is in most other places. What about th...
by Mark Y
January 3rd, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16477
Views: 429452

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 6:41 pm
I saw 1/23 above; don’t know anything about 1/10.
Check ur email! :)
by Mark Y
January 3rd, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16477
Views: 429452

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Rick’s pretty cans and, yes Mark, I’ll bring this and the goze nonsense back. Trying to make 1/23 work. 1/10 u mean? what's happening 1/23? :D He’s referring to my earlier post noting I could host a beer share on 1/23 if that works for others. I assume I’ll see you at one or both of the FI pre-open...
by Mark Y
January 2nd, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16477
Views: 429452

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 6:14 pm
Rick’s pretty cans and, yes Mark, I’ll bring this and the goze nonsense back. Trying to make 1/23 work.
1/10 u mean? what's happening 1/23? :D
by Mark Y
January 2nd, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 63
Views: 3219

Re: Cellar Tracker Barcodes

Ron Slye wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Thanks Mark and Mark! It is now on my wishlist.
Happy to come help setup / visit new home / alleviate storage concerns ;)
by Mark Y
January 2nd, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16477
Views: 429452

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 3:19 pm
Funny story - I walked out of the house with an EMPTY wine case this AM, en route to Portland to hang out with a buddy for a few days. My wife was confused as to why I was bringing it... not realizing I needed it to bring bottles home TO SHARE ;)
FIFY! flirtysmile champagne.gif
by Mark Y
January 2nd, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 63
Views: 3219

Re: Cellar Tracker Barcodes

One quick question -- is there a bar code printer that you would recommend (or ones to strongly avoid)? There is a dymo printer on Amazon that I came across with mostly positive reviews: Dymo labelwriter 450. It is about $75, which is fine, but if there is a better one that is cheaper (or if this o...
by Mark Y
January 2nd, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 63
Views: 3219

Re: Cellar Tracker Barcodes

J a y H a c k wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 3:23 pm
I started bar coding and printed labels for about 100 bottles on Avery labels. I pasted them on the bottles. Within a week, at least 10 of the labels had fallen off. I decided it was not worth the trouble.
Weird! i've never had a label fall off unless the bottle was wet when i put the label on.
by Mark Y
January 2nd, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2397

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

2019 Ending% Purchase%
Burgundy 35.2% 55.3%
Bordeaux 20.5% 2.1%

that's basically the whole story.. ;)
by Mark Y
January 2nd, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

Strange... all 3 are 1996, and all 3 were probably not the best wine by quality, but best experiences i've had.. 1. 1996 Dujac Echezeaux - probably not the best Burg i've had. It was consumed at the Domaine with the wine maker.. the experience + the wine made it special.. 2. 1996 Chateau y'Quem - pr...
by Mark Y
December 31st, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2385

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

I love the idea of flights but that require everyone to arrive at the same time (or arrive in the correct order ;)).

Haha
by Mark Y
December 28th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 58
Views: 4952

Re: Delta Skyclub

Delta one to Europe; just gotta find a flight that suites your dates. There are some dtw-lhr and jfk-lhr for 80k pts ow; cash price is $7900. With flash sales you can get them even cheaper but the timing may not work. Virgin America has very low prices too for LHR/jfk but any flight leaving London ...
by Mark Y
December 28th, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye
Replies: 27
Views: 1765

Re: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye

Good godddd. Looks beautiful!
by Mark Y
December 28th, 2019, 2:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 58
Views: 4952

Re: Delta Skyclub

I like to get 5-10 cpp for sky miles with the great promos they’ve been tossing out lately. Can you just buy the bottle there? If so, how much? Wow. How did u get 10cpp for skypesos?! Share the secret pls. That means you got a $2k ticket for 20,000 miles! Edit: in case tone doesn’t convey. I’m not ...
by Mark Y
December 26th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 169
Views: 15906

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

That’s surprising; I’ve been generally underwhelmed by the 06 cdc. I feel like the 08 dom is perhaps starting to shut down just a bit. The 06 cdc is going to be way more crowd pleasing than an 08 Dom. Have had the 06 cdc 3 times in the last year. For me it’s a bit too sweet and fatty. Lacks acidity...
by Mark Y
December 25th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 169
Views: 15906

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

My daughter and her young man and I had the 2008 Dom last night. Unfortunately it followed a 2006 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee. The Vilmart completely blew the Dom away. My daughter has some Champagne experience, but Tae had none. Closest to Champagne he has had is a $10-20 bottle of bubbles, which he ha...
by Mark Y
December 14th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2385

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

My +1 is tentative (she literally hit tentative to my meeting invite). Will confirm as time gets closer! :)

Thanks Jay!
by Mark Y
December 11th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16477
Views: 429452

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Easter island brewery - Marina pale ale and ipa.

Hmm let’s just say beer isn’t the reason why you would come to the most remote inhibited island in the world ;)
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by Mark Y
December 8th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And Round 1 goes to the MacDonald brothers
Replies: 10
Views: 2009

Re: And Round 1 goes to the MacDonald brothers

Awesome. Small step but awesome.

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