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by Mark Y
March 30th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 228
Views: 16055

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I have a 30 Day aged NY Strip teed up for tonight. Is 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose a good pairing, or should I go Napa Cab? The 2000 Gruaud is a killer wine and drinking well (in fact on my short list to open in the next two week).. i would assume the Sarget de GL should be drinking in its prime as...
by Mark Y
March 29th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 228
Views: 16055

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I have a 30 Day aged NY Strip teed up for tonight. Is 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose a good pairing, or should I go Napa Cab? The 2000 Gruaud is a killer wine and drinking well (in fact on my short list to open in the next two week).. i would assume the Sarget de GL should be drinking in its prime as...
by Mark Y
March 25th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT
Replies: 25
Views: 575

Re: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT

c fu wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 6:41 pm
i was on mark
From your bath tub?
by Mark Y
March 25th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT
Replies: 25
Views: 575

Re: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT

Shoot! Wasn’t tonight 8:30 pst? Darn it

Edit: happy birthday Todd!
by Mark Y
March 23rd, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 34
Views: 1743

Re: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos

Markus S wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 2:09 pm
20 years for a white that is not riesling or Valentini is not "pre"-anything. It's simply over the hill.
[popcorn.gif]
by Mark Y
March 22nd, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 34
Views: 1743

Re: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 5:28 am
Consider me surprised by two things. Most significantly, that Fu Playa would drink a Beaujolais.
+1. Had to check if I’m seeing the right IG account

Lapierre morg what???
by Mark Y
March 22nd, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 34
Views: 1743

Re: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos

Markus S wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 6:39 am
c fu wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 10:07 pm
Yes. I rarely rarely drink at home.
And you call yourself a Berserker?....
Well.. when u go out for dinner on Tuesdays and drink La Tache out of magnum....
by Mark Y
March 19th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1121

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

I’ll have to figure out this webcam thingy. #luddite It’s an app That’s short for application Happy fricking birthday flirtysmile IPhone? How can you see that desktop panel in a small screen? Go slow, I’m almost a senior citizen. On an iPhone u can only see 4 people at a time. So say there are 16 p...
by Mark Y
March 19th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!
Replies: 54
Views: 1358

Re: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 10:54 am
Frank Murray III wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 10:51 am
Jeremy's kitchen was the night's winner [thumbs-up.gif]
The kitchen of a retina specialist, definitely not a pediatric nephrologist 😂
[rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
by Mark Y
March 19th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”
Replies: 34
Views: 2049

Re: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”

Dave McIsaac wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 11:39 am
Mark Y wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 11:29 am
so... when all adults are not stuck at home.. they don't require an adult signature anymore.

brilliant.
Calling the Grammar Police.........

Anyone want to take the first crack at Mark??? neener
it's suppose to say 'now'.. oops.
by Mark Y
March 19th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

nice virtually meeting you Sean.
coincidentally, i was once blinded the Richard's Cuvee once and called X-novo..
in hindsight i think the x-novo has a bit more flint than goodfellow chards, but maybe they are similar!
by Mark Y
March 19th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”
Replies: 34
Views: 2049

Re: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”

so... when all adults are now stuck at home.. they don't require an adult signature anymore.

brilliant.
by Mark Y
March 18th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!
Replies: 54
Views: 1358

Re: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!

C Chen wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Sexy Mark Y!
Didn’t u join briefly? Don’t be shy next time! Hahahaha
by Mark Y
March 17th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9189

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

2002 Monte Bello in decanter and a pot roast in the oven. would love a TN. just picked up a bottle 3 days ago of that 02 Didn’t take a note but from memory, a good Monte Bello, just now beginning to hit maturity. Decanted for a couple of hours. Very well balanced and enjoyable but still on the tigh...
by Mark Y
March 16th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9189

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

John Davis wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 3:10 pm
2002 Monte Bello in decanter and a pot roast in the oven.
would love a TN. just picked up a bottle 3 days ago of that 02
by Mark Y
March 14th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22273

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

I'm not quite getting the 50% on boneless 12oz CA Reserve NY Steaks Subtotal $268.80 Discount (F the Hackers! 50% off NYs & KCs) -$100.80 Grand Total $168.00 Anyone else seeing this? yes. Much less than 50% off. Sent an email. Because the price listed is already with 20% off. The additional discoun...
by Mark Y
March 14th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22273

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

I’m back in thank you!!

It was funny to see, payment method: use prior card?

Ahm no. I cancelled them all 😂😂😂.
by Mark Y
March 12th, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 82
Views: 4490

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 4:21 pm
And the massacre begins...

Tom Douglas closing 12 of 13 places (bakery is attached to a hotel) and Canlis is switching to a bagel, burger and home delivery model - see: https://canlis.com/
I’m looking forward to tryin that bagel and burger!!
by Mark Y
March 11th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7381

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

cancelled mid April Scandinavia... Sad...
by Mark Y
March 9th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4280

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

Just did a tasting of 8 pinots. 4 burgs and 4 Ca. All were 2015 that was supposed to be a good year for burgundy. The burgs were all premier cru and all rated 92-95 from WA or BH. They also cost on average twice the CA. I alternated odd and even. All were blind. Out of 18 people only two liked the ...
by Mark Y
March 9th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 49
Views: 4850

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto

virtual cellar depressurization event being planned? ;)
by Mark Y
March 6th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: FS: 2002 Cristal Rose

Ed Gonzales wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 11:58 am
we've partied together how many times now and you've never served this? soo disappointing.

i take it back. charlie is the best looking of all the cousins/family.
You should see Charlie after Peleton! ;)
by Mark Y
March 1st, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7381

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Scheduled to leave for Hawaii two weeks from today for Spring Break with my kids, aged 11 and 14. SFO to Big Island. Booked a few months ago, still planning to go as of now. Scheduled to fly to Vancouver in June, holding off on booking flights. Scheduled to go to Caribbean in July, holding off on b...
by Mark Y
February 29th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3900

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Bring a box of 8 nice glasses. (Not zalto nice but nice enough).

Taste and compare with them if they are good friends. They might learn something and won’t be offended.

Tell them hey these are yours! Enjoy.

Nice Friends/neighbours. No issue.
by Mark Y
February 28th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road to Hana
Replies: 27
Views: 786

Re: Road to Hana

Two reasons to go to Maui:

1. you've been to the other islands, and wanna check out something different.. worth going once

2. you love underwater - maui has the best Diving in Hawaii on a general basis.

Otherwise Big island/Oahu/Kauai covers most use cases (relax? adventure? food? etc)
by Mark Y
February 28th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7381

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Trip to Finland and Denmark in April. Still on track to go.
I’m not too worried unless Europe blows up like China.
by Mark Y
February 26th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road to Hana
Replies: 27
Views: 786

Re: Road to Hana

it's VERY twisty and windy, so people may get car sick.. also if you can, continue driving through the backside back to town.. (so u don't go back through the windy section).. the backside is gorgeous.. altho the road gets a bit questionable. Was reading about this, but apparently the rental car co...
by Mark Y
February 26th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road to Hana
Replies: 27
Views: 786

Re: Road to Hana

it's VERY twisty and windy, so people may get car sick.. also if you can, continue driving through the backside back to town.. (so u don't go back through the windy section).. the backside is gorgeous.. altho the road gets a bit questionable.
by Mark Y
February 24th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens
Replies: 18
Views: 656

Re: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens

Any recommendations for The town of Fira?

We have a 3 bedroom with a sunset view near Fira. Was thinking to buy take out dinner and eat on the deck of the Airbnb.
by Mark Y
February 24th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Treehouse
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: WTB: Treehouse

Are people mulling these at cost or at secondary?
by Mark Y
February 24th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Seattle with the Family
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Seattle with the Family

There's an outdoors sculpture park near pike place market the 7 yr old should like.

Green lake is fun to walk around (roll the stroller around)

airbnb all the way!
by Mark Y
February 24th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1767

Re: Anything good from '81?

81 Rioja gran reserva I’ve heard is good (have one but haven’t tried).

81 bdx, especially first growth have been solid (but probably not worth the cost).

Looking for info too. Wife’s BY
by Mark Y
February 23rd, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435428

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Took these out for a spin. The Westly was very good. So incredibly juicyyyy. Excellent any other night but overshadowed today. The ToLb2 is exceptional. It’s why floodland is just one of the best, and this being one of their best bottles. Crazy complexity with the gin barrel. The “light”ness is prof...
by Mark Y
February 20th, 2020, 8:30 pm
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: 2792

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE PRICING GOOD ALL FEB***

George Chadwick wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 1:29 pm
I just tried my first tin.

No one told me this would be fish eggs!

Ewww.
I was expecting a ribeye myself.. bummer..
by Mark Y
February 20th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 1468

Re: My five favorite vegetables

1. Foie
2. Ribeye cap
3. Jumbo prawns
4. Geoduck sashimi
5.
by Mark Y
February 17th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Re: Burgundy trip notes

Adrian, is gibourg just email and book? Or need a special connection? They site says visit by appt.

Likewise hudelot, lignier, and Bernard Moreau?

Thanks!!
by Mark Y
February 17th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3494

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

Tried a 2013 green valley hallberg vineyard pinot last night. Wow surprisingly light on its feet. Bright acidity. Tasty!
by Mark Y
February 17th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Steakhouse wine, pick one
Replies: 23
Views: 1808

Re: Steakhouse wine, pick one

2000 bdx is drinking in peak form.
That or the 2001 if you like old world.

A 2014 myriad and any 2000 bdx are in different worlds in terms of style, which is a personal choice
by Mark Y
February 13th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the madness?
Replies: 27
Views: 3606

Re: Are we seeing the end of the madness?

Dav1d S@wyer wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Been on Instagram lately?
+1

Seen @clayfu.wine lately? ;)
by Mark Y
February 13th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 et al. Domaine Dujac.
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: 2018 et al. Domaine Dujac.

mmalpiede wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 3:43 pm
I'm 93 points on this post.
what's actually kinda ironic is in the actual scoring, a lot of the wines got 93 pts.. in fact i think the majority did! :D
by Mark Y
February 13th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 et al. Domaine Dujac.
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: 2018 et al. Domaine Dujac.

Well that day didn't suck! nice writeup as usual!
by Mark Y
February 13th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 82
Views: 4490

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

Looking to do an extended early dinner/late lunch thing on Saturday - lazy 2-3 hr thing, wine, food, etc. with the wife. As close to France as I can get, but in the dreary, rainy Pac NW. Any suggestions? RN74 Bit fancy for this purpose - looking more for a local bistro feel with small plates. If I ...
by Mark Y
February 12th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Grand Cru dinner: Toronto Jan 9, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Burgundy Grand Cru dinner: Toronto Jan 9, 2020

03 CdT is the WOTN? that really is surprising... nice line up tho!!
by Mark Y
February 11th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 82
Views: 4490

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 8:44 am
Looking to do an extended early dinner/late lunch thing on Saturday - lazy 2-3 hr thing, wine, food, etc. with the wife.

As close to France as I can get, but in the dreary, rainy Pac NW.

Any suggestions?
RN74
by Mark Y
February 10th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22273

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

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 9:20 pm
So is it Grassl or Flannery?
Maybe both?

Anyone with OnLY grassl and got hit?

I got ONLY Flannery and got the fraud charge.
by Mark Y
February 10th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22273

Re: credit card breaches?

brigcampbell wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 2:41 pm

Did anyone have a breach RIGHT after BD11 and didn't purchase Flannery?
Or. Did anyone participate in BD11 and Didnt purchase Flannery? 😂😂😂
by Mark Y
February 10th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22273

Re: credit card breaches?

Shoot.. i do not mean to bash on Flannery.. freakin' loved the meat.. i was just shocked someone had the same thing happen as me.. (80 some cents from a restaurant in CA).. and I only made one purchase on BD. Looking at my statement, that's the only 'unusual' purchase i made within about a 10 day wi...
by Mark Y
February 10th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22273

Re: credit card breaches?

I actually had a fraud on my CC on the Wed or Th after BD10. They attempted a $0.85 charge at some sort of "restaurant" in CA. Can't recall the name of the town. Nowhere I'd ever heard of. I initially thought it could have been related to BD10 purchases but I use my CC a lot in general (online and ...

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