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by Anton D
April 12th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting my hardwood floor from the feet of my MASSIVE incoming wine fridge
Replies: 21
Views: 1067

Re: Protecting my hardwood floor from the feet of my MASSIVE incoming wine fridge

Just to toss in a twister.... If the floor is sprung, I'd try to use anti-vibration pads. I think there can be some noise transmission from these to a sprung floor. This will handle up to 800 pounds, I am sure you can find higher load rated versions with some looking.... https://www.amazon.com/MASON...
by Anton D
April 11th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hitler on Wine
Replies: 21
Views: 2034

Re: Hitler on Wine

Fascinating topic. I’m fine with them. I enjoyed the one about the Dallas Cowboys. “Mr. Jones, our season is kaput.” I think mocking helps take away the power of his ‘meme.’ No reverence for this guy, at all. Disarming him via ridicule is great, don’t add to his mystical power. How did people here f...
by Anton D
April 7th, 2021, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponzi Vineyards purchased by Bollinger
Replies: 48
Views: 2185

Re: Ponzi Vineyards purchased by Bollinger

Hal Blumberg wrote: April 7th, 2021, 12:22 pm Will Bollinger be making sparkling wines in Oregon? Can't see why not.
That would be cool.
by Anton D
April 4th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: TN: 2001 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale

This has been a great line, I haven’t had any in years.

Great note for a past classic!
by Anton D
April 1st, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard

Great note, great pic!

Love their wines.
by Anton D
April 1st, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche

2008 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, La Tâche Grand Cru (4/1/2021) I don't know what happened here??? NR (flawed) [scratch.gif] Posted from CellarTracker https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51089315558_2470b62f9e_c.jpg Reverse Jesmosis? Turning wine into wate...
by Anton D
April 1st, 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The spaghetti harvest
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: The spaghetti harvest

One of the greatest deep dives into food production, ever.

Some of those area have since gone biodynamic.
by Anton D
March 31st, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9372

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

Take a plot with consistent characteristics in an area that gets sufficient rain. Plant vines. Irrigate half. Dry farm the other. Continue for 20 years. Does anyone seriously think that after 20 years the grapes from the irrigated half will be the same as the dry farmed? Likewise, does anyone serio...
by Anton D
March 30th, 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9372

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

I wonder if this in the context of winemakers that have the option to irrigate or not. In that case, I understand. But in the case of producers from Ribera del Duero, for example, where irrigation is generally necessary? I can't really see Brunier shitting on that. If he is, then boo. French gateke...
by Anton D
March 25th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine in Space...
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Wine in Space...

Outer space wine suffers from too much ‘cosmic ray strike’ for my palate.. Even though most of that radiation is composed of mere high energy protons and helium nuclei. Luckily, the wine remained sub-Van Allen Belt. I am drawing a blank. Which Was Not Was song references the Van Allen Belt? Or, was ...
by Anton D
March 25th, 2021, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Death to Justin Neufeld
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Death to Justin Neufeld

Strange synchronicity!

Last night, pork chops, Brussels sprouts with shrooms, and salad with beets!

Started with a 2018 Aubert Sonoma chard - my guessed Lynmar Sonoma chard - and then a 2017 William and Mary Proprietary red.
by Anton D
March 22nd, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?
Replies: 55
Views: 2958

Re: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?

Brandon R wrote: March 22nd, 2021, 2:42 pm Ramon is due for a surprise next time he logs into WB! [dance-clap.gif]
Unless the hooker stole his laptop.
Click to see spoiler:
Only a joke, not an implication.
by Anton D
March 22nd, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?
Replies: 55
Views: 2958

Re: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: March 22nd, 2021, 9:38 am Is it gold and white or blue and black?
Oh, snap, you killed it!!!! [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
March 21st, 2021, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?
Replies: 55
Views: 2958

Re: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?

Wait, l looked again: it’s 73.5%!
by Anton D
March 21st, 2021, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick a Champagne for my wife's birthday
Replies: 28
Views: 1360

Re: Help me pick a Chamagne for my wife's birthday

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The Perrier!

Tell her the Berserkers wish you both the best!
by Anton D
March 21st, 2021, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?
Replies: 55
Views: 2958

Re: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?

Maybe he poured vodka into it?

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by Anton D
March 17th, 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: when drunk how to sober up ?
Replies: 71
Views: 4451

Re: when drunk how to sober up ?

Brian Tuite wrote: March 17th, 2021, 6:18 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: March 17th, 2021, 1:40 pm
Brian Tuite wrote: March 17th, 2021, 1:37 pm

Who are you?
I really wanna know
Come on, tell me!
So tell me what you want, what you really, really want.
by Anton D
March 17th, 2021, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: when drunk how to sober up ?
Replies: 71
Views: 4451

Re: when drunk how to sober up ?

Are we talking actually sobering up or just feeling better. To truly sober up, only time works. Alcohol degradation is a zero order reaction meaning levels are linear with time. 'Zactly. I use Tincture of Time. It can take several hours to work, but does the best job. Also, hydrate hydrate hydrate....
by Anton D
March 14th, 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 36
Views: 1581

Re: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

Ron Slye wrote: March 12th, 2021, 11:05 am Wow -- congrats. That looks really nice. My guess -- the trim work will probably not get done. Which is ok. :-)
We usually finish our projects just as we are moving out.
by Anton D
March 11th, 2021, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Meme Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: Wine Meme Thread

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by Anton D
March 11th, 2021, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Meme Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: Wine Meme Thread

And this classic....

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by Anton D
March 11th, 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn 2017 release
Replies: 49
Views: 3786

Re: Dunn 2017 release

It is going to be listed soon.

180 cases.

Given the loss of the 2020 vintage, I hope they sell this out easily!
by Anton D
March 11th, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't think I "get" older champagne
Replies: 34
Views: 2007

Re: I don't think I "get" older champagne

Noob question... When you're talking about letting Champagne breathe a bit after you open it up, don't you risk the bubbles going away? i remember that once – for some unfathomable reason, perhaps attention paid to the evening’s companion – the remains of a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée sat open all ...
by Anton D
March 10th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Meme Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: Wine Meme Thread

Reposting one I recently made...

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by Anton D
March 10th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Meme Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: Wine Meme Thread

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by Anton D
March 10th, 2021, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't think I "get" older champagne
Replies: 34
Views: 2007

Re: I don't think I "get" older champagne

I love this topic. When I was a yoot in the 80s, 'old champagne' was almost free. I think it was often the cheapest thing I came across in the old Butterfield and Butterfield auctions. It was not regarded as a connoisseur-level wine in some of the wine circles I knew of. (I am sure there are people ...
by Anton D
March 10th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Navarro Pinot and Chardonnay question
Replies: 18
Views: 556

Re: Navarro Pinot and Chardonnay question

Add my name as another endorsement for the quality of their products!

I have some late 80's/early 90's pinots that are still awesome.
by Anton D
March 8th, 2021, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's Time For Wine Critics To Stop Defending Themselves........
Replies: 51
Views: 2774

Re: It's Time For Wine Critics To Stop Defending Themselves........

It's funny that this is brought up - that was one of, though not the main, downfall of ERP - people started taking nasty potshots at RMP - very nasty. No problem disagreeing with critics - just don't be a dick or get 'personal' about it. Cheers He got nasty first. Hyper-active censorship of any pos...
by Anton D
March 8th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's Time For Wine Critics To Stop Defending Themselves........
Replies: 51
Views: 2774

Re: It's Time For Wine Critics To Stop Defending Themselves........

Mark Golodetz wrote: March 7th, 2021, 8:02 pm What brought on this thread?
Umbrage at the general breakdown in respecting anointed authorities?
by Anton D
March 8th, 2021, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's Time For Wine Critics To Stop Defending Themselves........
Replies: 51
Views: 2774

Re: It's Time For Wine Critics To Stop Defending Themselves........

I disagree. I don't think there's anything wrong with criticizing a wine critic. I think it was Pat B in the other thread who said something along the lines of the critique should have substance, as any argument should. Obviously, one can disagree about an appraisal of any particular wine. But to i...
by Anton D
March 6th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Extremely expensive wines
Replies: 151
Views: 8892

Re: Extremely expensive wines

Above 90 gives me mild existential angst. My adrenal glands start quivering at 175 and my butt clenches at 220. 225 gives me a definite sensation of foreboding of my demise. Above that, I am afraid to touch a bottle for fear of fainting and dropping it. I think Spottswoode is the priciest treat we b...
by Anton D
March 4th, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 19 Crimes Pinot Noir The Punishment (Australia, South Eastern)
Replies: 26
Views: 890

Re: TN: 2018 19 Crimes Pinot Noir The Punishment (Australia, South Eastern)

Great note! We slipped the Snoop Dogg can into a blind tasting and people were actually spitting it out in disgust. The cab is redolent of purple drank, liquid smoke, artificial vanilla extract, jello powder right from the package, Delsym syrup, and cherry Jolly Rancher. Drinking the green Nyquil wo...
by Anton D
March 4th, 2021, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 93
Views: 2480

Re: Ads

Richard T r i m p i wrote: March 4th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Jay Miller wrote: March 4th, 2021, 11:27 am I didn't realize how really annoying the ads are.
Seriously annoying!

RT
Go do some Google searches and watch how your ads populate here!

I hope people survive this.
by Anton D
March 4th, 2021, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 93
Views: 2480

Re: Ads

Luckily, mine are all Hi Fi ads!

SVS

Upscale Audio
by Anton D
March 4th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2010 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

I love it when someone posts about a wine I can grab and chime in on! Last night, we decided to open this wine and try to help break the tie... https://photos.smugmug.com/Berserkland/i-s6v2C4D/0/65a84e32/M/2021030409111748--6710741192750177002-IMG_8625-M.jpg Opened at 6:19 pm and tasted to about 11 ...
by Anton D
March 3rd, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 261
Views: 34270

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

jordan whitehead wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 4:49 pm no recollection if I ordered. A nice surprise if it just shows up
I love that approach!
by Anton D
March 3rd, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging wine (purposefully) underwater
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Aging wine (purposefully) underwater

Add a wax cap over cork, and it would be hard to get less oxygen ingress. Same with a screwcap engineered to fit tight. 15C water temperature in higher than the usual 13C recommended cellar temperature. It's all in the power of suggestion ("saline" notes in one of the descriptions), and m...
by Anton D
March 3rd, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2010 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

This requires one more bottle!

Tie breaker.
by Anton D
March 3rd, 2021, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spottswoode 18 release
Replies: 24
Views: 2217

Re: Spottswoode 18 release

I admit to feeling a little hurt by this. (In a wine way, nothing grand.) My wife and I have been case buyers for many years (15+? Maybe 20+.) We even cased up on the SB and hit the Lyndenhurst and Fieldbook wines each year. But last year the budget couldn't handle it. Now, not even an email. We are...
by Anton D
March 3rd, 2021, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2010 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Marshall Manning wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 10:22 am Rich, how sensitive are you to TCA? It sounds like the fruit might have been a bit muted on the first bottle, which would make the wine seem hotter. This is the type of thing that happens with a low-level TCA issue that is below one's threshold.
Great question.
by Anton D
March 2nd, 2021, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: TN: 2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

This brand is like a 60 year old's favorite band....used to be good, now, not so much and makes its living via past reputation.

Loved your note and agree with you!

1985 Caymus = Woodstock.

2017 Caymus = Local county fair or casino.
by Anton D
March 2nd, 2021, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?
Replies: 99
Views: 4586

Re: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?

Since I live in California, am I required to say "the wife?" [cheers.gif] My wife is a fellow wine lover. Her palate skews to Bordeaux and Burgundy, but she's happy with most any wine. She has a great palate (better than mine but I use more words... [whistle.gif] ) We blind taste and she i...
by Anton D
March 1st, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine collecting!
Replies: 50
Views: 3842

Re: Wine collecting!

I have no objections to the words collection or collector. My cellar is absolutely for drinking, not investment or speculation, but I freely acknowledge that there is joy in the chasing, buying, reviewing and the pure *having* of wine, in addition to the drinking and sharing. Another way I can feel...
by Anton D
February 28th, 2021, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine collecting!
Replies: 50
Views: 3842

Re: Wine collecting!

Hi everyone, I am new to the group and a relative newbie to wine although I've been studying for the CSW with the SWE for over a year now. To get to know everyone and introduce myself, I thought I'd start a conversation on wine collecting! champagne.gif What drives you? What's your focus? Here is a...
by Anton D
February 28th, 2021, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine collecting!
Replies: 50
Views: 3842

Re: Wine collecting!

I purchase wines for the dinner-table. For nearly 35 years I have found wine to be my most agreeable dinner companion--when I envision an evening meal with family or friends I automatically picture a beverage (not always alcoholic) chosen to accompany, showcase, and pair with my dinner choices. Oft...
by Anton D
February 28th, 2021, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Williams Selyem Unoaked Chardonnay
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: TN: 2019 Williams Selyem Unoaked Chardonnay

Great note!

I enjoy this wine!
by Anton D
February 28th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 109
Views: 6243

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

References to Mannheim Steamroller are all over the white zin reviews.
by Anton D
February 26th, 2021, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3286

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

Guys, he has 46 of these notes out of 1200. You have three really simple choices: 1) Click the link next to each note to REPORT ISSUE to us. (Andrew sent him a nice note, explaining the mistake, and we cleaned up his notes for him.) 2) Click the choice to just block/ignore that user 3) Take matters...
by Anton D
February 26th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3286

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

ykwon wrote: February 25th, 2021, 6:01 pm Rombauer
Gwyneth Paltrow's candle, pain grille with warmed Brie, Pog, Lychee juice.

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