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by Adam G
November 9th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3542
Views: 335820

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I clicked the link somebody shared a couple posts up in the thread apprx. 07:20 PDT Oct. 25, 2019 and two of the Wind Gaps wines were showing as available, including the "2013 Wind Gap “Woodruff Vineyard” Santa Cruz Mountains 750ml (Santa Cruz Mountains) $19.71". I requested a couple bottles and re...
by Adam G
November 6th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 17
Views: 1173

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

I had no idea these even existed! Totally missed them on BD.
by Adam G
October 26th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German AP Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: German AP Numbers

well, have watched this one from the cheap seats, but at this late date feel compelled to point out that »Heiterkeit« is a German noun which connotes merriment or good cheer – so in this case ‘marketing über alles ’... and that any TBA worth its syllables will have a vineyard name on the label, alo...
by Adam G
October 26th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German AP Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: German AP Numbers

EU law mandates the the bottling company is identified on the label for traceability. Somewhere on the label it should say "bottled by..." in some language. Sometimes the bottler is identified by a number. I suppose in Germany this requirement might be met by the AP number, or the bottler might app...
by Adam G
October 25th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3542
Views: 335820

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

We tried the regular Sonoma Pinot Noir that he (as well as many others) unloaded a few months back. More Burgundian. My wife and I didn't care for it. But a friend of ours (whom we gave one to) said it was fantastic and can she get more. That Wind Gap PN it seems, you love it or you don't care for ...
by Adam G
October 25th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German AP Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: German AP Numbers

We tasted this the other night. As expected, it's not going to wow any experienced palates, but it embodies the essential qualities of a TBA for a pittance. The nose and palate are full of honey as the primary note. Some tropical fruit, and oddly enough, some jalapeno pepper notes came and went. I d...
by Adam G
October 25th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3542
Views: 335820

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

We tried the regular Sonoma Pinot Noir that he (as well as many others) unloaded a few months back. More Burgundian. My wife and I didn't care for it. But a friend of ours (whom we gave one to) said it was fantastic and can she get more. That Wind Gap PN it seems, you love it or you don't care for ...
by Adam G
October 20th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tempier Bandol
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: FS: Tempier Bandol

Scott Watkins wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Chris speaks the truth! And I do love me some Tempier.
I've wanted to try Tempier for a while now...Scott, any interest in adding an extra bottle or two to your order to consolidate shipping?
by Adam G
October 20th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German AP Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: German AP Numbers

Well, the wine does not seem to be estate bottled, Adam. 576 280 is the code for St. Michael Weinkellerei GmbH in Bernkastel-Kues, Mosel, which obviously is a sales company of the Moselland eG Winzergenossenschaft , a large cooperative. https://wein-fuer-laien.de/weinwissen/weinetikett-was-steht-dr...
by Adam G
October 19th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German AP Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: German AP Numbers

I'm the one who created the producer in CT, so that's no help. And yes, it's a generic TBA bottling, of unknown grape varieties, even. But for $15 at Traer Joe's it's worth a taste. I could add a photo of the label, but honestly, the only information about the producer is from the AP number. The imp...
by Adam G
October 19th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German AP Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

German AP Numbers

I've spent far too long asking Google, so it's time to ask people more knowledgeable :) I picked up a bottle of something labelled "Heiterkeit Trockenbeerenauslese", and can't find any information about the producer. So knowing how German wine labels work, I figured I'd look up the producer from the...
by Adam G
October 15th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 284
Views: 13494

Re: Ravenswood library offer

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 5:07 pm
All the wine is gone according to a new Joel Peterson email. No wishlist wines for anyone.

Wow. That was intense.
I totally missed the "no wish list" statement in the email. Dammit.
by Adam G
October 15th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 284
Views: 13494

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I don't know how "wines will be held in your cart for 15 minutes" comports with "2 bottles of Teldeschi Zin vanished from my cart in 4 minutes". Frustrating since I was super excited about that. Fingers crossed I get those on wish list. For those of us who'd like to fill a case, you think they would...
by Adam G
October 6th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Treasury Wine Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1748

Re: Treasury Wine Sale

Got a case of Beringer Nightingale a few years ago at $10/bottle, that was a screaming deal.
by Adam G
September 27th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 98
Views: 6952

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Looking like I'll be leaving about 30 tons out there when it's all said and done. A split between Pinot and Chard. What would I do if winery X came to me with an offer of 50% of what I sold to others? No way. I won't give a bottom feeder ultra quality fruit and an unfair advantage in the market and...
by Adam G
September 14th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: South Bay LA - August Offline (Planning)
Replies: 20
Views: 2846

Re: South Bay LA - August Offline (Planning)

J. Rock wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 6:45 pm
I'm following this just in case it moves sliiiightly further north to Venice or Santa Monica.
I'm in for Venice or Santa Monica...if you start a thread I can jump in and help organise.
by Adam G
September 14th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1093
Views: 60739

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 6:35 pm
grabbed some of the rancia.
I didn't get that offer...what was the price?
by Adam G
August 7th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 36
Views: 2722

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

J a y H a c k wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 5:19 am
Let's deal with the important issue. What's the rule regarding importation of smoked brisket from the US into Canada?
Why would you do that when you could go get delicious Montreal Smoked Meat?
by Adam G
August 7th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Condensation in Eurocave
Replies: 23
Views: 1317

Re: Condensation in Eurocave

I have a spot where ice always builds up on the back wall. The first time it was a surprise and so it was rather thick. Now I check every couple months and pull off any of it. I need to look up the filter and see if/how I can replace it on my model. Perhaps something happened with it, as I didn't h...
by Adam G
August 4th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 36
Views: 2722

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

I'm hoping to get up to see my family during boat season, so maybe we'll be able to plan around this!
I'll keep my fingers crossed. It'd be unfair for me to take a spot (or two if my wife would come) from somebody who's going to commit, but I'd love to meet some of the Toronto Berserkers!
by Adam G
August 4th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 4309

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

Was thinking of making the trek to OC for once! But then I saw this is smack in the middle of two work trips. That plus expecting wife means I'll try again another time!
by Adam G
August 4th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Condensation in Eurocave
Replies: 23
Views: 1317

Re: Condensation in Eurocave

I have a spot where ice always builds up on the back wall. The first time it was a surprise and so it was rather thick. Now I check every couple months and pull off any of it. I need to look up the filter and see if/how I can replace it on my model. Perhaps something happened with it, as I didn't ha...
by Adam G
July 10th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8384

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ugh...was working on an order with a coworker and then the sale ended! Boo! I guess I'll have to wait until next time the Jorges go on sale. The July adventurous burger blend is right up my alley. Or I emailed Katie and she's stupendously awesome and gave me and my colleague the sale pricing after ...
by Adam G
July 5th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8384

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ugh...was working on an order with a coworker and then the sale ended! Boo!
I guess I'll have to wait until next time the Jorges go on sale. The July adventurous burger blend is right up my alley.
by Adam G
June 23rd, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2094

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

Thanks for hosting Bruce and Laurie! An excellent evening, great food, great people, great wine. The blind tasting format was an extra layer of fun, too. Looking forward to the next!
by Adam G
June 9th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 931
Views: 49446

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Had dinner at BOA in Santa Monica last night. Steaks are still excellent. Corkage is less than I remember - $25. All the other stuff we had was also great except the morel sauce for steak (a sweet and sticky mess) and the Brussels sprouts were not my thing (not charred, and remained kind of bitter).
by Adam G
June 1st, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Turley Cinsault Bechthold Vineyard (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: TN: 2018 Turley Cinsault Bechthold Vineyard (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

Wish these were easier to get! I want this as part of my list shipment.
by Adam G
May 5th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Didn't want to like it but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2657

Re: Didn't want to like it but...

Turley, both in general and specificall the Juvenile. I'd had a glass of the Juvenile some years back and it came across as a hot fruit-bomb mess. I was set straight at the tasting room a couple weeks ago. That led me to think that all their wines were like that (the high alcohols didn't help that i...
by Adam G
April 27th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2094

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 16

I'm interested. I'll be getting back from a vacation right before then, so I'll need spousal clearance. I doubt she'd make the trip too, and as cute as he is, you probably don't want our toddler running around during a wine tasting! Adam, no toddlers (as cute as he may be as we have an unfenced poo...
by Adam G
April 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2094

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 16

I'm interested. I'll be getting back from a vacation right before then, so I'll need spousal clearance. I doubt she'd make the trip too, and as cute as he is, you probably don't want our toddler running around during a wine tasting!
by Adam G
April 13th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3542
Views: 335820

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Any thoughts on the 2016 Vintage Port mystery? I’ve stayed out of the Port sweepstakes for several years but today’s subject has me intrigued and it’s set to arrive shortly (it’s not a long-term pre-arrival). What I can tell you: • This is the exact same Port, cork, bottle, label and contents as wha...
by Adam G
April 6th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TCA Has No Smell..
Replies: 30
Views: 1773

Re: TCA Has No Smell..

This is a great explanation of why some very mildly corked wines just "lose their fruit". I actually detected a corked wine at a winery by accident this way once - I'd had a bottle of the same thing a few nights before and the one at the winery was just, for lack of a better phrase, aromatically de...
by Adam G
April 6th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1093
Views: 60739

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 9:54 am
ykwon wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 9:52 am
Three of the entry pycm’s yesterday.
Me two.
Having gotten in on the Legras the other day, I had to hold off on these. $30/btl would have made it an irresistible deal. But they are delicious!
by Adam G
April 5th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TCA Has No Smell..
Replies: 30
Views: 1773

Re: TCA Has No Smell..

This is a great explanation of why some very mildly corked wines just "lose their fruit". I actually detected a corked wine at a winery by accident this way once - I'd had a bottle of the same thing a few nights before and the one at the winery was just, for lack of a better phrase, aromatically dead.
by Adam G
April 2nd, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?
Replies: 25
Views: 1415

Re: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?

It truly is becoming more common to see lighter style red wines under 12% and I have enjoyed quite a few of them. At the Rhone Rangers trade seminar last week in DC, Two Shepherds poured a Cinsault from Bechtold Vineyard that came in at about 11.5% Larry, what'd you think about the Two Shepherds? I...
by Adam G
March 12th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?
Replies: 21
Views: 957

Re: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?

Seconding Creminelli. Delicious stuff and a range from more traditional versions to a few more out there things. If you want to go full Utah, pair it with Beehive Cheese.
by Adam G
March 8th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Arcadian tasting - 3/8/2019 @ Everson Royce in Pasadena
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Arcadian tasting - 3/8/2019 @ Everson Royce in Pasadena

I think I missed the boat...just saw this now!
by Adam G
March 8th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3542
Views: 335820

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Geoff F. wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Any guesses on the Mystery du Sud today?
No idea, but a $100 mystery wine is rather bold...
by Adam G
March 4th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadians in here?
Replies: 43
Views: 2074

Re: Canadians in here?

I don't still live there, but I'm from Toronto too!
by Adam G
February 23rd, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!
Replies: 56
Views: 2625

Re: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!

Chateau St. Jean - pronounced as "gene", not as if it's French.
by Adam G
February 21st, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: APL Los Angeles
Replies: 82
Views: 3172

Re: APL Los Angeles

Enjoy all! Put me down for the next one :)
by Adam G
February 2nd, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)

I was not too far away at Nerai. Excellent food and we had a solid Xinomavro as well.
by Adam G
February 2nd, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: APL Los Angeles
Replies: 82
Views: 3172

Re: APL Los Angeles

Damn, I am late to this party. That's what work travel will do. I'd more than happily join in here, my wife too. We had a blast at APL a few months ago and would love the full experience.
Saul, looks like you could probably put together an entire second event there!
by Adam G
February 2nd, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 328
Views: 13385

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I am technically a millennial (although towards the beginning of the loosely defined millennial window), and the component I struggle with the most is just how few other millenials there are to share wine with. All of my wine friends are getting on for at least 10 years older than me and in many ca...
by Adam G
January 27th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 5916

Re: Flannery Beef!

Oh man, believe me, I get it!! We pretty much never do sales on Porterhouse, and it's directly a result of using the Holstein Breed. The porterhouse comes from the Shortloin, which is the combination of the Filet and the New York. The smaller size of the primals on Holstein, which is awesome if you...
by Adam G
January 27th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 931
Views: 49446

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I don’t think he got the 1-year as just started this week. When he was there was probably 150-180 day ‘103’ ribeye That's what we had when we were there a few months ago. Got to meet Mr. APL himself too! No tour of the dry ageing room though. It's crazy expensive, but that would be one hell of a pl...
by Adam G
January 27th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: I. Brand & Family Back in the Game for BD10
Replies: 29
Views: 1986

Re: I. Brand & Family Back in the Game for BD10

R I C H M wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Sent email over an hour ago. Should I be concerned that I have not heard back?
Nah...I'm sure Ian will get to it all. I got one email earlier but am waiting on the actual order stuff. Who knows...might take a couple days to dig out from under everything.

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