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by TGigante
December 7th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1684

Re: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)

Bringing a 1995 Marc Rougeot-Dupin Clos St. Denis as well as the 2012 Ultramarine BDN
by TGigante
November 19th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1684

Re: NYC - Burgundy 1er Reds (12/5), GC Reds @ Sutton Inn (12/13)

Sh@n A wrote:
November 19th, 2018, 8:24 am
Will cancel 12/5 barring objections
I’m open to rescheduling for January if you want to move the date
by TGigante
November 19th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1684

Re: NYC - Burgundy 1er Reds (12/5), GC Reds @ Sutton Inn (12/13)

Have to pull out of 12/5 with regrets.

Still looking forward to 12/13
by TGigante
October 16th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 4440

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

Tom
How will the shipping process work? Can we accumulate and pick a shipping window or is each offer shipped upon order?
Please PM me about options to ship to NJ. The Douro white looks intriguing. Hoping to package that with some other offers something like this would not otherwise hit my radar
by TGigante
October 5th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy QPR Reds @ Little Frog (Wed 11/28)
Replies: 37
Views: 1270

Re: NYC - Burgundy QPR Reds @ Little Frog (Wed 11/28)

Regrets that I have to withdraw. Just scheduled for some minor surgery on 11/27.
by TGigante
August 24th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1684

Re: NYC - Burgundy 1er Reds (12/5), GC Reds (12/13)

Happy to provide an 2012 Ultramarine BdB or BdN to either event
by TGigante
April 18th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurant Rec South of Newark, NJ?
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Restaurant Rec South of Newark, NJ?

Sitting at the bar at La Grigia right now. Landed, was hungry and went with the closest option. Terre Nere Rosato, Verduno Langhe Nebbiolo, and a Ricotta Gnocchi Bolognese worked out nicely for me. Thanks for the reco Steve. Good wine by the glass program IIR I think they corovin the bottles to giv...
by TGigante
March 15th, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Help me understand the peculiarities of local wine
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Help me understand the peculiarities of local wine

The only time I’ve ever seen “America” on a wine bottle as an appellation was when Whole Foods introduced a Two Buck Chuck wannabe (Lord only knows why) and one of the reds carried that source name. I just assumed the grapes came from ‘wherever’. Check out Gruet sparkling. They formerly listed NM a...
by TGigante
January 28th, 2018, 5:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Verizon Travel Pass, for voice, data, and text roaming
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Verizon Travel Pass, for voice, data, and text roaming

I’ve used it multiple times In the Caribbean
You are still on the local carrier network so reliability is based on that
Calls go through fairly well. Texts and email can be delayed
by TGigante
January 27th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: BerserkerDay IX Master Thread/FAQ - Records set!!! Over $500,000 in wine/wine related goods sold!
Replies: 252
Views: 13461

BerserkerDay IX Master Thread/FAQ (Please Read) WE ARE LIVE WITH BERSERKERDAY!

Is it just me, or the board is running slow? Maybe it's the internet in these woods... Slow, lots of traffic. I had forgotten the offers are rolled out in groups. Worse than slow Getting bounced out a bunch of times when clicking on an offer Glad to see all the traffic. Hopefully a great day for al...
by TGigante
January 26th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Sorry Offer Closed
Replies: 92
Views: 3275

JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Hello Old Friends...

In for 2 verts of the 74-41 and a couple of the new releases of malbec and merlot

Membership has its privileges for both Berserkerday pre buy and JE releases

Thanks Karen and John

Good luck with the new tasting room
by TGigante
January 21st, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List the wines YOU are the ONLY owner of according to CT
Replies: 44
Views: 1913

List the wines YOU are the ONLY owner of according to CT

2015 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Holmes Gap Vineyard
2006 Hafner Trockenbeerenauslese Old Vienna Grand Cuvée
2013 Cosimo Maria Masini Cosimo
2006 Nicolas Potel Côte de Nuits Villages
by TGigante
January 21st, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you help me find that "burgundian" taste in less expensive wines?
Replies: 62
Views: 3210

Can you help me find that "burgundian" taste in less expensive wines?

For my palate, there are some similarities I find in the Etna reds that I can relate to red burgundy.
by TGigante
January 21st, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy - Village, ageability?
Replies: 33
Views: 1390

Red Burgundy - Village, ageability?

Anyway, I opened a 2015 Joseph Drouhin Cote De Nuit Village...and was just stunned how good this was. I was in K&L today, remembered your post, so I picked one up. Unfortunately, I didn't remember it quite right, and got the Cote de Beaune instead. But it's nevertheless a pretty nice wine for the m...
by TGigante
January 5th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New Jersey young professionals tasting group
Replies: 32
Views: 1385

New Jersey young professionals tasting group

I work in Union so would mostly be available for weeknights

Old world theme sounds good
by TGigante
December 17th, 2017, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine cooler suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Wine cooler suggestions?

I have 2 of these. No issues in 4 years. Costco sells these @ $999 delivered (often times $100 off). Thank you! I was able to find this on the costco site at the price you mentioned. It seems to hold the most bottles per dollar and is 3-4 star rated across websites. And it even looks nice. I think ...
by TGigante
September 27th, 2017, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4116

The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

9/25/15
No offers yet
by TGigante
August 27th, 2017, 6:58 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: How to fix my Golf Club
Replies: 22
Views: 1316

How to fix my Golf Club

Do a side by side comparison vs lists of other clubs for both selection and pricing ratios. Do it blind so you don't see name of club. Show it to others and see if your opinion is supported by their conculsions. Karen & John Troisi of Jean Edwards (Berserker Business Members) do business here in NJ ...
by TGigante
August 25th, 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Atlantic City and Cape May Restaurant Recommendations
Replies: 25
Views: 1461

Atlantic City and Cape May Restaurant Recommendations

mark rudner wrote:in longport is steve and cookies
the food is very good as is the very reasonable and well curated wine list

2nd on Steve & Cookies.
Get the blueberry pie



http://www.steveandcookies.com/
by TGigante
July 22nd, 2017, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?
Replies: 121
Views: 2427

What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?

The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine He drink whiskey, Poncho drink the wine We met down on the fort of Rio Grande Eat the salted peanuts out of can The outlaws had us pinned down at the fort Cisco came in blastin', drinkin' port Cisco Kid War [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G4vmhG3mB0 [/you...
by TGigante
June 26th, 2017, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?
Replies: 121
Views: 2427

What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?

Go on and close the curtains 'Cause all we need is candlelight You and me, and a bottle of wine To hold you tonight Well we know I'm going away And how I wish, I wish it weren't so So take this wine and drink with me And let's delay our misery Save tonight and fight the break of dawn Come tomorrow, ...
by TGigante
June 26th, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?
Replies: 121
Views: 2427

What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?

Broken Joe just lying in a gutter He's gone as low as any man can be He calls for wine but they'll only serve him water The bartender say, “We don't sell sympathy” He tells a strange story about his father How Sunday mornings they'd go down to the church on the corner As time grows older his thought...
by TGigante
June 26th, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?
Replies: 121
Views: 2427

What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?

Beneath the stars just sipping wine Young lovers then in summertime I'll always remember That old flame of mine Love, she comes and goes True love, she hides then shows My love, may I propose That love she comes and goes Old Flame Thin Lizzy [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnaFRxsnfIU[youtu...
by TGigante
June 25th, 2017, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Produttori di Barbaresco normale - Wowsers!
Replies: 29
Views: 1745

TN: 2006 Produttori di Barbaresco normale - Wowsers!

Ian Dorin said at the time that 9.105 was one of the riserva lots: http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22694 If it's not riserva, I'll sue Ian. Ian is usually spot on, so hope that is the case here. Also, hoping that the lots beginning in 10.XX include the riserva juice as these...
by TGigante
June 24th, 2017, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Produttori di Barbaresco normale - Wowsers!
Replies: 29
Views: 1745

TN: 2006 Produttori di Barbaresco normale - Wowsers!

John
I don't think 9.105 was one of the riserva blends.
I remember seeking out the lots starting in 10 as these were bottled later and the amount of riserva juice was increased

http://www.finewinegeek.com/produttori/ ... resco.html
by TGigante
February 12th, 2017, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online auction etiquette - a personal gripe
Replies: 66
Views: 3414

Online auction etiquette - a personal gripe

Tough crowd. Common guys, John is just venting... Does one also reserve exclusive rights to vent, to pair with self-claimed rights to purchase via under-bidding? Victor, I'm not talking about self-claimed rights. I'm talking about etiquette when one is trying to buy both bottles, to not split the b...
by TGigante
February 11th, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online auction etiquette - a personal gripe
Replies: 66
Views: 3414

Online auction etiquette - a personal gripe

Sorry, but that's just nonsensical to me. Maybe the sniper was being nice to you by only taking one bottle and leaving one for you. Of course, maybe he only wanted or could afford one. There are multiple threads, and I've contributed to them, about being sniped on WineBid and discussing bidding str...
by TGigante
February 9th, 2017, 7:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Arcadian 2010 Clos Pepe Chardonnay
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

Arcadian 2010 Clos Pepe Chardonnay

Robert B. wrote:I finally closed the deal.
We are relieved. You had us worried there for a while.
by TGigante
January 29th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blaufrankisch??
Replies: 23
Views: 1059

Blaufrankisch??

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:I would also recommend the Blaufrankisch from Johan Vineyards in the Willamette Valley. It's a lovely wine, one of my favorite expressions of the grape.
I concur with Marcus. I picked up some at last year's BD when Dan threw a flash offer in.
by TGigante
January 29th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Arcadian Classics
Replies: 66
Views: 4348

Arcadian Classics

emailed on Friday night and still haven't heard back... any updates? Kev: Looks like some folks here had some e-mail kickbacks so I would just follow up with an e-mail to check that they got your order and it was in the works I placed my order via e-mail to Joelle for the Clos Pepe chard as soon as...
by TGigante
January 29th, 2017, 7:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: What Did You Buy on Berserker Day?
Replies: 86
Views: 4342

What Did You Buy on BD?

I can't remember !! Need to check my emails/spreadsheet. Think I bought from 5 wineries . 1. Wilde Farm Dolcetto Mutures Offer: 3 bottles 2016 Fox Hill Vineyard Dolcetto and 3 bottles 2016 Fox Hill Vineyard Rosè 2. Iota 3 pack-Rose of Pinot Noir. 3. Tercero 6 bottles 2016 Mourvedre Rose 4. Theopoli...
by TGigante
January 28th, 2017, 12:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion) PLEASE READ
Replies: 135
Views: 9977

BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion) PLEASE READ

Julius L wrote:I didn't think I bought that much but I did hit 4 digits ($).
+1 J Man
I blinked and I was up to 60 bottles
Zero to 60 in 4 hours
by TGigante
January 27th, 2017, 7:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Maison Harbour Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Maison Harbour Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Nicholas set me up with a mixed case to try out. This is how we should be buying our wines direct from Burgundy, not from some flim flam artist. Nicholas and Colleen are living the dream. I'm sure their wines will show their passion.

Sante
by TGigante
January 27th, 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: SALE EXTENDED TO SUNDAY - THEOPOLIS VINEYARDS
Replies: 38
Views: 2257

INTRODUCING THEOPOLIS VINEYARDS - 25% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING

Grabbed a 3 pk sampler. From dirt to bottle looking forward to the estate PS, a unique rose and white.
wet my whistle and hopefully back for more
by TGigante
January 27th, 2017, 12:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Maison Harbour Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Maison Harbour Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

email sent

In for a case of whatever's left
by TGigante
January 27th, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Goodfellow/Matello Berserker Day VIII
Replies: 43
Views: 3236

Goodfellow/Matello Berserker Day VIII

In for the Tallman. Looking forward to trying the whites.
Thanks for the offer Marcus
by TGigante
January 27th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Arcadian 2010 Clos Pepe Chardonnay
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

Arcadian 2010 Clos Pepe Chardonnay

in for a 2 pack. e-mail sent

Thanks Joe
by TGigante
January 27th, 2017, 11:01 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Art+Science Cider+Wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1723

Art+Science Cider+Wine

In for a cider sampler. e-mail sent

Thanks Dan
by TGigante
January 27th, 2017, 7:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion) PLEASE READ
Replies: 135
Views: 9977

BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion) PLEASE READ

Kid in a candy store. Not fair. The carnage on my CC started last night and will continue through out the day. Thanks, Todd, Brig and all the participating wineries, winemakers and merchants. One of may favorite days of the year. Been buying since 2014 and this great group of winemakers have consist...
by TGigante
January 27th, 2017, 7:53 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: SOLD OUT - Thank You!
Replies: 45
Views: 2928

JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: RED and WHITE - BLUE LABEL too!

In for 2 red and 1 white for some buddies
I get my JE fix on each release. They cellar beautifully.

Thanks Karen & John

Looking forward to ordering the upcoming new wines in a couple of months
by TGigante
January 27th, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Zepaltas Wines Last Hurrah
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Zepaltas Wines Last Hurrah

Corey N. wrote:I had my e-mail cued up so all I had to do this morning was to press send.

Thank you for the offer Ryan.
+3
Just waited for the offer to go live to hit send. Glad to have some Zepaltas to cellar for a few years.
by TGigante
January 27th, 2017, 7:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Zepaltas Wines Last Hurrah
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Zepaltas Wines Last Hurrah

I'd like to grab a case and a mag Ryan.
Good luck to you in future enterprises.
by TGigante
January 26th, 2017, 7:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: 4 Offers from Wilde Farm
Replies: 25
Views: 2325

4 Offers from Wilde Farm

Picked up a 6 pack of the Dolcetto
by TGigante
January 23rd, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Art+Science Cider+Wine
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Art+Science Cider+Wine

Art+Science was established in 2011 by my wife Kim Hamblin a cut paper artist and me. I am the winegrower at Johan Vineyards where I have been in charge of all aspects of production from farming to putting the wines in bottle for the past 10 years. At Art+Science we produce wines and ciders with mi...
by TGigante
January 13th, 2017, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zepaltas Hiatus
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

Zepaltas Hiatus

Had a chance to meet Ryan last year at a Berserkers tasting he organized in NYC

Ryan is a great guy and a talented winemaker
I'm sure he will still be crushing it with his efforts on those other labels

All the best to Ryan and his family
by TGigante
December 17th, 2016, 3:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: BerserkerDay VIII planning discussion (Jan 27, 2017)
Replies: 173
Views: 16272

BerserkerDay VIII discussion (Jan 27, 2017)

Will we know all of the offers and participants beforehand or do you just wait and find out as they go live? This will be my first go-around with this Nick - Become a subscriber of WB for $25 and you can view and purchase Berserker Business members' offers the day before (click on Berserker Busines...
by TGigante
December 10th, 2016, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mold on OWC- is it OK to use?
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Mold on OWC- is it OK to use?

Thanks all.

Going to take Tyler's advise. Cant stand the smell at this point and with Bruce's "might" qualifier, I'm not going to bother with the cleaning. Looks fairly embedded into the grain of the wood.

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