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by Mark Y
November 14th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16363
Views: 424141

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Scott Tallman wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 8:50 am
Enjoyed these beers last night with neighbors and a few Berserkers - Terrance C, Travis @llen, and Adam Noble.

thus needs to be repeated. ;)
by Mark Y
November 14th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 68
Views: 5719

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

Kris Patten wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 6:36 am
Mark Y wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 9:09 pm


Smells like a $400 loss.....
It’s around $1800 all in including tax and shipping. How come 2400 is a 400 loss? Is seller premium that bad? Haha
Poor use of my sarcasm button Mark....
Ohhh got it lolll I don’t sell on auction so wasn’t sure. Hahah
by Mark Y
November 13th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 68
Views: 5719

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

And, so much for flipping. One would tent to LOSE $300-$400 per case if auctioned based on the 2014 vintage. Just saw a 6 pack on winebid for $2400 before the buyers premium (after BP it was 2808) Smells like a $400 loss..... It’s around $1800 all in including tax and shipping. How come 2400 is a 4...
by Mark Y
November 13th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 29
Views: 791

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

Dang, need to go try the Walter Scott Gamays.. :(

That said.. Bojo is pretty damn good.. and at $20-30 a bottle, makes it hard to really go New World..
by Mark Y
November 12th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 50
Views: 2002

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

Oh good. Less people buying = lower price? ;)
by Mark Y
November 11th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16363
Views: 424141

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

E4941107-6B2B-440A-997C-D130DCC2E285.jpeg As good as beer gets pretty much... Reputation preceeds it, but it still lives up to the hype. Thanks for sharing Travis! What is it? Floodland to me is one of the easiest drinking / best barrel aged sour producers in the country (SARA gets a heavy nod). Th...
by Mark Y
November 11th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)

Yeahhhh our bill at Da Dong was $1500 for 3, no wine. I don’t know the breakdown, other than the Chinese version of Kobe and some “rare” mushrooms from a village one of my friends grew up in were pretty steep. Can show ya the pics at our next wine/beer GT. 1500 USD?!?!?! hmm i wonder if you were sc...
by Mark Y
November 11th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)

Yah. Da Dong duck is the place to go in Beijing I think. QJD is yester years. Da Dong was good, but super-expensive, iirc. Local handler took me to the pic below for duck, which I liked more than Da Dong. Looks like it is called Xi He Ya and iirc was one of the older restaurants in a chain. This on...
by Mark Y
November 10th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opening wines before reaching restaurant
Replies: 70
Views: 2313

Re: Opening wines before reaching restaurant

AAgrawal wrote:
November 10th, 2019, 4:08 pm
How do you put the cork all the way back in?
Shove really hard.

I even pull the foil off gently and replace the foil back on after.. it's almost impossible to tell.
by Mark Y
November 10th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 08 R.L.Heredia Rosado / 08 Dauvissat Forest / 14 Horsepower Grenache Sur Echalas @ RN74
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: TN: 08 R.L.Heredia Rosado / 08 Dauvissat Forest / 14 Horsepower Grenache Sur Echalas @ RN74

We’re those bought off list or brought in? I thought rn74 has a strict 2 btl per table policy?

The rosado sounds interesting!
by Mark Y
November 10th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5278

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

The champagne was incredible - the fact that Mark went straight to comparing to Krug and Selosse is telling although because the Christophe Baron is Brut Nature it is a totally different experience To be fair, my notes are subpar. With the mag of Transmigration of Light staring at me, I couldn’t co...
by Mark Y
November 10th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16363
Views: 424141

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

E4941107-6B2B-440A-997C-D130DCC2E285.jpeg
As good as beer gets pretty much...
Reputation preceeds it, but it still lives up to the hype.
Thanks for sharing Travis!
by Mark Y
November 10th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16363
Views: 424141

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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A bottle courtesy of Mr Tallman. The truffle is super subtle, it’s there. But u really have to focus on it. Degarde tasty as always tho.
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5278

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

D31B446C-2AD5-4B46-997B-BD4768E8DA76.jpeg Chalky. Saline. Toasty brioche. Classic Grower champagne? It’s good but I find the finish a bit short compare to say a Krug or selosse. But certainly delish. I would hold a few years to see development and I expect it to improve. Thanks for sharing Travis! ...
by Mark Y
November 9th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5278

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Travis @llen wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 6:36 am
Really?? I’m in!
Free your self up on 11/22!
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What is happening on 11/22? I had my last pick yesterday so I'm still focused on other things.
What about tonight at my place?
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In. See u tonight. champagne.gif
by Mark Y
November 8th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Champagne to cellar

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 12:03 pm
400 I’ve found lately. They were 325 last Black Friday
Oh 325 wow.
by Mark Y
November 8th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC
Replies: 26
Views: 1235

Re: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC

Why not drink 1 immediately to see if you like it.. and if you do, buy more asap?
by Mark Y
November 8th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Champagne to cellar

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 1:42 pm
What have people been cellaring for the long haul from current releases?

For me: Krug 164 (good prices on mags still, not so much for 750s), 08 Cristal, 08 Dom

Haven’t really set aside much else.
what's the 164 mag going for these days?
by Mark Y
November 7th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America
Replies: 65
Views: 5112

Re: $300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America

They claim its from Shangri-la 😂 It’s from yunnan province. I think the village is called shangri-la. Yep. Yunnan is the size of California though. They really play up the Shangri-La location because it sounds exotic and expensive (the city was renamed from Zhongdian 中甸县 in 2001). I believe the vin...
by Mark Y
November 7th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5278

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Dilemma since it's 1 per person, in magnum only: 1. drink young, get a feel for style, inform future purchase decisions.. or 2. hold for age, but buying blind. assuming the 3. find someone else who will open one option is not readily available. ;) I’ll open mine. Can’t wait to try. Really?? I’m in!...
by Mark Y
November 7th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America
Replies: 65
Views: 5112

Re: $300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America

Geoff F. wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 8:26 pm
John Glas wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Appellation is China? Dam that is a big country. Can't you come up with some catchy vineyard???
They claim its from Shangri-la 😂
It’s from yunnan province. I think the village is called shangri-la.
by Mark Y
November 7th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5278

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Dilemma since it's 1 per person, in magnum only:

1. drink young, get a feel for style, inform future purchase decisions..
or
2. hold for age, but buying blind.

assuming the
3. find someone else who will open one
option is not readily available. ;)
by Mark Y
November 7th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 45
Views: 3002

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

I don't think he's linking the wines at ALL.. he's talking about the marketing hype..
by Mark Y
November 7th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2652

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Awesome night, thanks for sharing the details and pics. One minor quibble: stop being total dorks and post some pics of the dudes enjoying the evening, too. Hopefully, not close-ups of Fu in his Lulus. You wouldn't have been disappointed at Charlie's choice of dinner wear. A Disneyland t-shirt and ...
by Mark Y
November 6th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)

Yah. Da Dong duck is the place to go in Beijing I think. QJD is yester years.
by Mark Y
November 5th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 121
Views: 5390

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich



Ridiculous.

Edit: title of video: man stabbed over popeyes sandwich.. [head-bang.gif]
by Mark Y
November 5th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4934

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 8:01 am
We were clueless.
About sums it up. [rofl.gif]
by Mark Y
November 5th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4934

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

D9FF1680-7FDF-4E77-B7E8-4E0CBCC7BB02.png Took me 15 seconds on Google Maps. Tells me the address, phone number, and even how long it will take to get there by driving from where I am. Being on time is common sense. Not “regional etiquette”. especially if a person is new to a place. Being on time ha...
by Mark Y
November 4th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 83
Views: 4910

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

WOTY candidates are mostly Burgs, but a couple of other surprises: 2011 Comte Liger Belair Aux Reignots 1999 Dujac Bonnes Mares 2002 Vogue Bonnes Mares 2015 Comte Liger Belair Clos du Chateau 2002 Jean-Jacques Confuron Romanee Saint-Vivant 1998 Jamet Cote Rotie 2011 Rougeard Les Poyeaux 2005 Egon Mu...
by Mark Y
November 4th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4934

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

This was not a matter of "etiquette"; we would have been happy to comply. But, it is also incumbent on a winery, I think, to make clear what it expects from visitors. And, other than a time and location, we were told nothing, and didn't even think it necessary to call when we were running late, due...
by Mark Y
November 4th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4934

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Ken’s Artisan Pizza
terrible place.. people need to stay away!!

good god it's already 1.5-2 hour wait normally!! (kidding aside it's awesome)..
by Mark Y
November 2nd, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Reykjavik recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Reykjavik recommendations?

Went this August.. 1. Snaps Bistro - it was so good we went back the next night again.. relatively speaking my fav.. 2. Fiskfelagid - Fish Company. also really solid. Make reso at both places. it's really hard to get in otherwise. Dill is closed :( bankrupt in August.. bummer. fwiw, Blue Lagoon was ...
by Mark Y
November 1st, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck

Steve L Gellman wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 4:20 am
I've been lucky enough to be able to eat there since the 80's. There products are great! Best ingredients only
Tim, I think u just found your hook up!!!

U don’t eat there for 35 years without being able to get a table! ;)
by Mark Y
November 1st, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1450

Re: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?

Yes, there are plenty of better wines to drink on Halloween. neener I'll try very hard to not take offense at this comment. [cheers.gif] Lol. I’m assuming Curtis was being cheeky and saying the Black Cat isn’t really a “scary” wine. It’s more cute. That’s how I read it and thought it was funny. I w...
by Mark Y
October 31st, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1450

Re: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?

C Chen wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 5:33 pm
Yes, there are plenty of better wines to drink on Halloween. neener
[rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
by Mark Y
October 31st, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocksc

I’ve got multiples of the different WS Chards, so should crack one soon. Thanks! i brought a WS chard to peter's place, did you get a chance to try it? i actually forgot to try that one.. the only bottle i didn't try. didn't see it and then forgot. I did - it was really good. But it was Freedom Hil...
by Mark Y
October 31st, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocksc

Scott Tallman wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 5:34 pm

I’ve got multiples of the different WS Chards, so should crack one soon. Thanks!
i brought a WS chard to peter's place, did you get a chance to try it? i actually forgot to try that one.. the only bottle i didn't try. didn't see it and then forgot.
by Mark Y
October 30th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16363
Views: 424141

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

A few bottles last weekend in Brussels. Always fun visits!


by Mark Y
October 30th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8382

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ron Slye wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Ugh. Our deep freezer died a few days ago -- everything has thawed, including a number of Flannery steaks. Not clear how long it has been thawed, so unfortunately it is being thrown out!
wait. u can't just grill it? or u mean it's been thawed for multiple days sitting in room temp? :(
by Mark Y
October 29th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Peter Luger NYT review.
Replies: 63
Views: 2236

Re: Peter Luger NYT review.

To each their own. I’d argue the quality of the steak is better than any steakhouse I’ve been to (haven’t been to APL yet, though) and the service is fine. I don’t need obsequious wait staff. I want my orders taken correctly and efficient service and that’s it. I’ve gotten exactly that in each of t...
by Mark Y
October 29th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Peter Luger NYT review.
Replies: 63
Views: 2236

Re: Peter Luger NYT review.

That’s just what USDA prime porterhouse costs, anywhere. If you are talking about a non-steak restaurant being cheaper, that’s fine, but it’s not comparing apples to oranges. Been there a couple of times. I think you are right in that Pricing are similar to other steak restaurants, not worse. The p...
by Mark Y
October 28th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 35
Views: 2061

Re: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.

This is epic. Are there by chance similar types of cheap burg places in Helsinki and Copenhagen? I wouldn't say there is any cheap place in Scandinavia, but I just had a bottle Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet “Clos du Cailleret” 2016 at WINO (Helsinki) for 115 euros which is really reasonably priced. ...
by Mark Y
October 20th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 2674

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Thanks Peter for hosting! Great lineup. Really enjoyed the 98 Jamet CR, the 2000 Chave Hermitage, and the Perret Condrieu as well.
Great seeing the old faces and some new ones!
by Mark Y
October 20th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 37
Views: 1082

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Just a few extra days to tack on - its Kauai.
But big island is well worth a trip at some point.

Volcano. Observatory. South end green beach.
It’s a beautiful and somewhat different experience.
by Mark Y
October 18th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6257

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Styro has NOT been proven to be significantly more effective in insulating the contents than other materials, as discussed at length in this thread - https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=129783 There's no reason to use Styro at this point - there are better options. Can we use n...
by Mark Y
October 18th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 13401

Re: Downstream Wines

I'm wondering why some would find this pricing 'absurd' and yet so many wines mentioned here on WB are equally if not more expensive? Is it because this isn't a Napa Cab? Just curious for the rationale here . . . Cheers. No dogs in the hunt.. but the wine has no track record and its essentially $20...
by Mark Y
October 17th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 2674

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

The game should be over by half time ;)
by Mark Y
October 17th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 13401

Re: Downstream Wines

Jeff P wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 11:16 am
4 pack. 3 750s and 1 magnum. $995 in a wooden box.
well it's a lot cheaper than Salon!

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