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by JPWilley
March 5th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: DC Help?
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: DC Help?

Larry - Agree with the suggestions on names. A strategy may be more important for a (relatively) small volume producer. Personally, I think that your best fit is Weygandt. Approx. 80-90% of the stock is stuff that Peter imports. They have started carrying some lesser known American stuff in the last...
by JPWilley
March 5th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $300 for Oregon Pinot
Replies: 50
Views: 4103

Re: $300 for Oregon Pinot

Hi everyone, I just want to set the record straight here for "Double Zero" which is now 00 Wines. Unfortunately, this article is still out there because Bloomberg News has very good SEO for obvious reasons. My husband Chris Hermann and I are the owners of 00 Wines, a family-based business. We took ...
by JPWilley
January 27th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

PHuff wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 7:57 am
In for a 6-pack of the AWFE Syrah! Will be my first time trying Cabot wines.......Looking forward to it!

Paul
In for a 6, too, again.
You will enjoy them.
by JPWilley
December 7th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Year-end deals?
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: Year-end deals?

Wait for Berserker Day (Jan 27). [berserker.gif]
by JPWilley
November 24th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?
Replies: 27
Views: 969

Re: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?

etomasi wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 8:23 am
I usually take them to Weygandts. I've also given them to Schneiders in the past.
Take mine to Weygandt's as well.
by JPWilley
November 18th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 8871

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

Whatever I can find as my house is (still) under construction and all my wine is stacked in cardboard boxes behind a table saw and some baseboard trim.
by JPWilley
November 18th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 347
Views: 21391

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

"crack" ???? Goodfellow (formerly Matello?) Whistling Ridge Field Blend White. Delicious - fruity with well-balanced minerality. Amazing aroma of softer fruits (passion, pineapple, mango, etc) year in and year out. From the vineyard I want to buy when I hit MegaMillions. Excellent QPR (as is everyt...
by JPWilley
November 13th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wines: Good people and . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 2644

Re: Walter Scott Wines: Good people and . . .

Some of the best Chard in the valley
by JPWilley
November 13th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee
Replies: 82
Views: 3966

Re: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee

Not a lawyer, but as a PoliSci PHD with almost 20 years of experience doing research and evaluation contracts for the feds, I have a knack for numbers and I'm good at digging. I'd probably be at least a somewhat competent paralegal. PS - David Trone, principal owner of Total Wine, just got elected t...
by JPWilley
October 27th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries near Charlottesville VA
Replies: 34
Views: 1132

Re: Wineries near Charlottesville VA

Michael Chaps in Monticello about 15 minutes south of C'ville. Second the recommendations for Veritas, King Family, and Barboursville. Ask for a Library tasting at B'ville. On your way to B'ville take a pilgrimage stop to Horton. Dennis Horton (RIP) was one of the founders of Virginia wine country. ...
by JPWilley
June 24th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have we the same palates?
Replies: 46
Views: 1924

Have we the same palates?

Just eyeballing it without access to the raw data, I would estimate that the correlation coefficient is r=.7 for the purpose of argument. That implies that 50% of the differences in the ratings are due to objective factors and 50% of the differences are due to subjective factors. Vive les difference...
by JPWilley
June 24th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Dennis Horton
Replies: 5
Views: 756

RIP Dennis Horton

A little late, but here's the sad news on one of VA wines' founding fathers: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/he-turned-underdog-grapes-into-virginias-star-wines/2018/06/21/a9be3432-758b-11e8-805c-4b67019fcfe4_story.html?utm_term=.9106b6e4b7f9 I remember speaking to him once or twice in...
by JPWilley
June 21st, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline Etiquette
Replies: 229
Views: 10504

Offline Etiquette

As an amusing aside, in MA there is actually a law that if you buy a bottle at a restaurant and don't finish it, you are permitted to take the remainder home with you. However, the restaurant must recork the bottle, package it up in a hermetically sealed clear plastic bag, and staple the the dinner...
by JPWilley
June 3rd, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IsaacBaker on Virginia Wines
Replies: 38
Views: 747

IsaacBaker on Virginia Wines

PS - Governor's Cup? So if you don't send them free shit, you're not in the contest. Not a representative sample.
by JPWilley
June 3rd, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IsaacBaker on Virginia Wines
Replies: 38
Views: 747

IsaacBaker on Virginia Wines

I guess this is the place to come express unpopular opinions for those of us who drink a lot of Virginia wine. Vineyard owners make decisions to make money. If you're not making money, you go out of business. Like many of the Willamette places that front on 9W, several VA vineyards have to decided t...
by JPWilley
January 30th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7790

Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Gypsy Dancer - Christine resurrected this brand and it is delish. Bigger Gary Andrus styled wines. * I help. Christine broke the mold. Somebody reconstructed it and made Todd. She's a blast to hang out with. Redman - just up the hill from Beaux Freres/PGC. I'm a Ribbon Ridge addict (once you get th...
by JPWilley
January 27th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Wilde Farm Wines - 50% off on 5 limited wines!
Replies: 50
Views: 2995

Wilde Farm Wines - 50% off on 5 limited wines!

Got a little unhinged for my first order of day and went in for a case. Cardiac/Halcon/Bedrock and then decided I needed to round out a case. So, some Alder Springs
by JPWilley
January 27th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings
Replies: 40
Views: 3626

Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings

A) Margaret rocks
B) Tasting the Sedimentary and the Volcanic side-by-side is an education in the importance of terroir.
by JPWilley
January 27th, 2018, 1:48 pm
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: 17267

BerserkerDay IX Master Thread/FAQ (Please Read) ALL OFFERS POSTED, AUCTIONS LIVE!

Mike Evans wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote:Keep the count coming for those who bought and want the BD Champ banner!

So far JPWiley with 60 bottles??
I got sucked in by the Paetra "K" six-pack, so I'm now up to 65 bottles.
[swearing.gif]
(JK - I ordered the Paetra "K" 6 pack myself)
by JPWilley
January 27th, 2018, 1:12 pm
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: 17267

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

Ok...who is emerging as the new BerserkerDay Champ?? Is Mike Evans going to be unseated? I'll go ahead and set the baseline, which I hope many will surpass. I purchased a total of 59 bottles from the following nine producers: Briceland Cabot Franny Beck Jean Edwards Paetra Patricia Green Riverain S...
by JPWilley
January 27th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Princess and the Peasant - SALE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY, 1/30
Replies: 61
Views: 3007

Princess and the Peasant - High Altitude Pinot Noir and Old Vine Carignan

Dan R wrote:Hi everybody, wow! What an early response. Thank you!

I've added a new product based on a few similar requests.

Princess and the Peasant Mixed Case: 5 x 2015 Carignan 4 x 2016 Carignan 3 x 2015 Pinot Noir

It's $220.50 and the shipping is .01

Cheers!
Just grabbed this. Can't wait! Thx!
by JPWilley
January 26th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Wilde Farm Wines - 50% off on 5 limited wines!
Replies: 50
Views: 2995

Wilde Farm Wines - 50% off on 5 limited wines!

In for a mixed case. So looking forward to receiving these.
by JPWilley
January 26th, 2018, 1:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars Yummy Stuff
Replies: 32
Views: 2255

Biggio Hamina Cellars Yummy Stuff

Todd Hamina wrote:And for you AFWE types, the Syrah from the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA is a no brainer maintenance quaffer.
Yes, I know. That's why I bought a case. [snort.gif]
by JPWilley
November 7th, 2017, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Patty Green
Replies: 124
Views: 5187

R.I.P. Patty Green

I know my words are insufficient to help, but my deepest condolences to you, Jim, and the rest of the PGC team. I've really enjoyed getting to know you all. Still crack up every time I remember the time I met her. Popped a '14 Etzel Block to raise a glass.
by JPWilley
July 25th, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Post your Unpopular Food Opinion
Replies: 261
Views: 13860

Post your Unpopular Food Opinion

When we remodeled out tiny kitchen we removed the microwave to add more cabinets. Haven't missed it in 10 years.*
Can't say I know of any health effects, but can't do crispy in the microwave.

*Except for microwave popcorn. Almost as addictive as movie theater popcorn.
by JPWilley
July 25th, 2017, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: social media outsourcing
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

social media outsourcing

Justin - I have at least one name to send you that my wife is supposed to forward to me. Our contact works with a lot of DC area food and booze types (Columbia Room, Cotton and Reed, etc). I can also probably come up with some other locals that work that space if necessary. DM me an email and pester...
by JPWilley
July 24th, 2017, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm just gonna leave this here...
Replies: 24
Views: 2082

I'm just gonna leave this here...

I'll have to look for those. When I visit my daughter at W&M, local restaurants have VA wines but I have no clue so I never buy. Other additional names to look for Glen Manor Barboursville King Family Veritas Thibaut-Janisson Pollack Virginia wineries come up a few times a year, so search should pu...
by JPWilley
July 3rd, 2017, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your consumption of Pink /rose wine?
Replies: 147
Views: 5713

Your consumption of Pink /rose wine?

On my second case of the Plouzeau Chinon rose for the summer.
by JPWilley
June 29th, 2017, 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: (yet another) WV trip
Replies: 3
Views: 392

(yet another) WV trip

Thanks, Scott. Had Belle Pente and Brick House on my radar screen. Will definitely look at the others.

Rick - Will probably stop by on Friday afternoon if you're open. And Saturday. And... [basic-smile.gif]
by JPWilley
June 27th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: (yet another) WV trip
Replies: 3
Views: 392

(yet another) WV trip

All, Making another of what is turning out to be annual trips out to PDX and the WV in a couple of weeks. We'll be in PDX from Tuesday, July 11 and drive down to McMinnville on Friday, July 14. Driving back to the airport and flying out on Tuesday, July 18. 1) Anything of great interest going on in ...
by JPWilley
April 4th, 2017, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169501

Official Costco Thread

2013 Brancaia Tre is $9.99 at our local Costco. Haven't tried it myself yet, but I remember appreciating it as a QPR a handful of years back. Solid Tuscan that is my go to "by the glass" wine at the local steak house in the wine list hell that is Montgomery County MD. Usually $15-$17 retail. You co...
by JPWilley
March 10th, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Potomac area restaurants?
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Potomac area restaurants?

I think the state law superseded this reg. I did some digging and I stand corrected. Maryland state code § g2b-12-107 Retailers must purchase alcohol from specific manufacturers, unless they have a special license. 10. i. An individual in a restaurant, club, or hotel for which a Class B or Class C ...
by JPWilley
March 10th, 2017, 10:50 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Potomac area restaurants?
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Potomac area restaurants?

BYOB is illegal in Montgomery County. From the MoCo Liquor board -- "6.11 Illegal Consumption Article 2B, Section 12-107(b) (a) Except in the case of a permanent Class C consumption license issued by this Board, it is unlawful for any person to consume on the licensed premises of any licensee any al...
by JPWilley
March 4th, 2017, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37392

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Not wine, but cider -- Art + Science West Valley Cider (apples and quince). Dry. A little extra tart from the quince - somewhat reminiscent of a lightly sour beer. Delicious. Cider fans should run to try it. Nicely done, Dan!
by JPWilley
February 21st, 2017, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Portland wine scenes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1325

Portland wine scenes?

mmarcellus wrote:I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the SE Wine Collective:
http://sewinecollective.com/
+ A lot. A must stop on our (now) annual trips to PDX.
by JPWilley
February 2nd, 2017, 6:39 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Willamette Valley Winery Association Events
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Willamette Valley Winery Association Events

I went to one in DC a few years back and it was great. I love Oregon PN and it was awesome being able to meet, talk to, and try their wines. Sheila - Was that the one in the Long View Gallery? If so, I went and agree that it was a fun event. As with every event like this, the VIP early access ticke...
by JPWilley
January 26th, 2017, 7:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: tercero wines :Sampler Specials! Extended Thru 2/2 (My Bday!)
Replies: 32
Views: 2427

tercero wines :Sampler Specials!

Tempted by the Experimental pack, but went for the red sampler. The Vendiage Rouge is an awesome wine.
by JPWilley
January 26th, 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Cabot Vineyards.. Digging deep. Offer good through Sunday
Replies: 52
Views: 5091

Cabot Vineyards.. Digging deep

AFWE for me. Thanks, John!
by JPWilley
January 26th, 2017, 6:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Biggio Hamina - Berserker Day
Replies: 24
Views: 2300

Biggio Hamina - Berserker Day

Done. I love the wines of our resident mad scientist.
But, dude....
No pink gew?
by JPWilley
January 20th, 2017, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 145095

What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

A glass of 2015 "Abrente" Albarino with lunch. Lime-peach-with a touch of nuttiness. Bracing acidity. Well done!
by JPWilley
January 20th, 2017, 11:29 am
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars/Matello
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Goodfellow Family Cellars/Matello

Marcus is being too humble. If you haven't tasted, his wines are excellent across the board. I rarely drink Chardonnay and never buy it, but after tasting his 2013 Whistling Ridge "Richard's Cuvee" this past summer I ordered a 6 pack of it. The Matello Whistling Ridge white field blend is indeed lik...
by JPWilley
January 12th, 2017, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37392

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

My two favorites that were new to me from last year were:
1) Florida Jim's Cowan Cellars whites, especially the Isa. Having known him electronically back to the eGullet days, I feel really guilty having waited this long to taste his wines
2) Larry's Tercero reds. Stunningly good stuff.
by JPWilley
December 30th, 2016, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 206608

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

David Glasser wrote:Reads like those Nigerian royalty emails.
This. The number of typos and grammatical mistakes in the piece that Andy posted is truly exceptional.
by JPWilley
December 29th, 2016, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When family buys you wine for Christmas
Replies: 50
Views: 3695

When family buys you wine for Christmas

Not wine, but bourbon from the in-laws this year - a fifth of Elmer T Lee and a fifth of Widow Jane 10 yr

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