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by Charles Hetzel
April 4th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 62
Views: 6643

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

I 2nd a "Sideways" sequel has already been written - in novel form - "Vertical is a 2010 novel by Rex Pickett and the second novel in the Sideways Trilogy." Also a Broadway play is being written for "Sideways" -- not sure there will be a film adaptation of "Vertical" according to Wikipedia. https://...
by Charles Hetzel
March 29th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Notes from Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Notes from Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar

It was a fun "first' for me - virtual wine tasting. Thanks for the great notes Chris! Cheers!
by Charles Hetzel
March 29th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's project
Replies: 28
Views: 1218

Re: Today's project

Awesome looking cellar Sir - Cheers!
by Charles Hetzel
March 29th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar
Replies: 63
Views: 1773

Re: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar

This was such a blast and Marc was so generous with his time and knowledge. Todd will you please post the VinConnect link here when the recording is up please?
by Charles Hetzel
March 28th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar
Replies: 63
Views: 1773

Re: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar

Thanks Todd - my 2000 Musar Rouge is decanting!
by Charles Hetzel
March 27th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar
Replies: 63
Views: 1773

Re: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar

Can't wait for this Todd - thank you for organizing this!
by Charles Hetzel
March 27th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN. Bryant Family Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: TN. Bryant Family Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Welcome Marek and hello from Chicago. Welcome to Berserkers. I will look for you on CellarTracker - I am charleshetzel there.

We love Bryant Family here and it's by far my wife's favorite Cali Cab!
by Charles Hetzel
March 27th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 62
Views: 6643

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Just about to hit play ... when a full glass of 2015 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-Du-Pape
by Charles Hetzel
March 27th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 13219

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

Good to see restaurants able to do this to help stay afloat. Rules have been relaxed here in Chicago (both in Cook and Lake county) - Cheers!
by Charles Hetzel
March 26th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Chimere
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Chimere

Can trade Bourbon David.
by Charles Hetzel
July 19th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

James Billy wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 4:20 am
Re: wireless tags. Do you just connect it to your home WiFi and it's good to go or is it more complex than that?
Takes about 5 minutes to setup - super easy!
by Charles Hetzel
July 18th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2244

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

We too have been ageing our Tempier Rose 2-3 years and find it really palate pleasing. I like Alan's comment on making semi-verticals. Gotta try that.
by Charles Hetzel
July 18th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 174
Views: 22668

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Got my order in. Not surprise the Rose and White sold out ... by my calculations: 2017 Faethm Grenache & Faethm Syrah only 623 boxed sets of 4 bottles made - 1,246 Syrah and 1,246 Grenache 750ml 2017 Faethm Rose only 1 barrel was made so 300 bottles max 2017 Faethm White one 1 barrel was made so 300...
by Charles Hetzel
July 18th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

I use the Wireless Sensor tag in my two home cellars and in my lakehouse cellar. They are easy to setup and wonderfully reliable and work off home WiFi.
There is a great iOs app too. More information at http://wirelesstag.net/
by Charles Hetzel
June 15th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Fulfilled
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: ISO Old Fitzgerald 13 year

I've got a bunker full of it. Good Luck!
by Charles Hetzel
May 25th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture
Replies: 22
Views: 5188

Re: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture

Been a big fan and supporter of Realm from the early days with Juan when he did tastings out of a cubicle in St Helena. Realm keeps moving forward ... I enjoyed tasting the wines with Owner Scott Becker at RPM Steak a few weeks ago in Chicago and brought along a 2005 Realm Farrell. Looking forward t...
by Charles Hetzel
May 20th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO 2016 Bryant Family 1.5L Magnum
Replies: 3
Views: 661

ISO 2016 Bryant Family 1.5L Magnum

ISO: One 1.5L (Magnum) of 2016 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon etched 24th Anniversary Magnum - need by June 5th for a 25th wedding anniversary gift for the wife. Got plenty of 750mls from this Vintage.
by Charles Hetzel
April 14th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO 1 or 2 bottles of 1970 Petrus
Replies: 0
Views: 268

ISO 1 or 2 bottles of 1970 Petrus

Looking for one to two bottles of 1970 Petrus
by Charles Hetzel
March 27th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture
Replies: 22
Views: 5188

Re: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture

A good background article on the origins of Realm ‪The story of St. Helena’s Realm Cellars https://napavalleyregister.com/star/news/local/business/the-story-of-st-helena-s-realm-cellars/article_6c138d34-af9d-11e3-a3c5-001a4bcf887a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share via...
by Charles Hetzel
March 17th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO 2013 Next of Kyn #7
Replies: 2
Views: 345

ISO 2013 Next of Kyn #7

In search of 2013 Next of Kyn #7 750 ml
by Charles Hetzel
March 15th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Boston
Replies: 18
Views: 1058

Re: Wine stores in Boston

I’m curious about this too
by Charles Hetzel
March 14th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: done thanks
Replies: 11
Views: 2488

Re: FS: Reduced: some well reviewed / limited bottles

Jeff I’d like to claim the 14 MacDonald and 05 Atlantis let me know how to settle up please.
by Charles Hetzel
February 23rd, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Possible large offline Sunday 3/3 NW Suburbs
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Possible large offline Sunday 3/3 NW Suburbs

I am organizing an offline at our home wine cellar on Sunday afternoon March 3rd. Details forthcoming - if you a Berserker in town that weekend or if you are local and would like to join a fun crew - post below with your name and email address and I can shoot you the details.

Charles
by Charles Hetzel
February 22nd, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

Re: George T. Stagg and Booker's 30th

I’d like the Booker’s 30th if still available
by Charles Hetzel
January 27th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 247
Views: 23454

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Was hoping to get the sample we corresponded about but I went for trying 4 1855s

Excited to try them out.
by Charles Hetzel
January 27th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 7566

Re: Flannery Beef!

Ordering away here love Flannery
by Charles Hetzel
January 23rd, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Third Twin
Replies: 83
Views: 9754

Re: The Third Twin

Cheers Ed!
by Charles Hetzel
January 23rd, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Third Twin
Replies: 83
Views: 9754

Re: The Third Twin

David Baum wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 1:54 pm
Any idea as to when these will ship?
Likely Late March or early April - varies by state/region.
Charles
by Charles Hetzel
January 14th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..
Replies: 35
Views: 2120

Re: Chicago - a few Qs

Also fabulous restaurants that I enjoy for great wine and food are:

1) Boka
2) Girl n The Goat
3) Somerset
4) Momataro
5) Roister
6) Next
7) Kumiko - new japanese omakase with excellent wine/sake/cocktail pairings
8) RPM Steakhouse
9) Swift & Stones Steakhouse
10) The Bristol
by Charles Hetzel
January 14th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..
Replies: 35
Views: 2120

Re: Chicago - a few Qs

Hi Mark- Frequent Chicago diner here especially at Alinea and all Achatz restaurants - let me try to respond to each of your questions: 1) Alinea is now chicago's only 3 michelin starred restaurants (Grace was the other but it closed over a year ago) - I just was at Alinea last week and it is very m...
by Charles Hetzel
January 10th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 3246

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

Congrats Todd and to all the individuals participating in BerserkerDay
by Charles Hetzel
January 9th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 80
Views: 7149

Re: Aubert Spring Release

The offering doesn't go live until 1/15 - curious how you 'put in a request for CIX Vineyard'?
by Charles Hetzel
January 8th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Single Vineyard Chardonnay Upcoming release 1/15/19
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Aubert Single Vineyard Chardonnay Upcoming release 1/15/19

Decided to call the winery - apparently this will be the first year without the Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. They would not elaborate on why but my guess is their contract with buying this fruit has ended.
by Charles Hetzel
January 8th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Single Vineyard Chardonnay Upcoming release 1/15/19
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Aubert Single Vineyard Chardonnay Upcoming release 1/15/19

Looks like Aubert will be offering their allocation of Single Vineyard Chardonnay's on 1/15/19 at 9am PST. Assuming this is the list of wines being offered as well as the Wine Advocate Oct 2018 scores 2017 Powder House Estate 97 - 100 2017 Lauren Estate 98 - 100 2017 UV-SL 97 - 99 2017 Eastside 96 -...
by Charles Hetzel
January 5th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 82
Views: 5296

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

Email sent count me in!
by Charles Hetzel
January 4th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4430

Re: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019

I’d love to join and I have a few McDs
by Charles Hetzel
January 4th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED
Replies: 266
Views: 26871

Re: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database"

Count me in for Chicago and NW Indiana (Lake house)
by Charles Hetzel
January 2nd, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Sine Qua Non Syrah Trouver l'Arene Syrah
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: 2015 Sine Qua Non Syrah Trouver l'Arene Syrah

Thanks Tom for the awesome tasting note! Cheers!

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