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by cnalda
May 4th, 2021, 6:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (Done) ISO 24-36 bottle wine fridge in Washington DC area
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: ISO 24-36 bottle wine fridge in Washington DC area

I have a working but currently unused (for obvious reasons) 40+ bottle cooler in my NW DC office that I would be pleased to give to a fellow Berserker....
by cnalda
February 15th, 2021, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 121
Views: 7510

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

I'm in the sad camp. Wine should be shared with loved ones and friends in good times. Neither of those are there. It just feels like he has hit bottom and cannot fathom a happy occasion to share the wine. That said, happy in a way that he finally drank the wine and seemed to enjoy it, as wine is de...
by cnalda
January 27th, 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 50171

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Two days of EXTREME WINE ACQUISITION....this is BAD, BAD, BAD.....
How bad one might ask? I moved dozens of cases to my neighbor's cellar to make room for Berserker Day 12!
Oh...by the way, Mr. French, MY WIFE would like to have a word with you.... pileon
by cnalda
January 27th, 2021, 8:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Saunter and La Ciboulette Single Vineyard Wines - Up to 50% off
Replies: 65
Views: 3809

Re: Saunter and La Ciboulette Single Vineyard Wines - Up to 50% off

Steve Crawford wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:01 am in for 6 btls of the eagle summit cab. no brainer.
+1 ! [cheers.gif]
by cnalda
January 26th, 2021, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1568
Views: 146089

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

2018 Stay Home available. Any guesses as to source? https://www.howellmountain.org/members/
And another plug for EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. [cheers.gif]
by cnalda
January 26th, 2021, 7:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 50171

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Max S. wrote: January 26th, 2021, 6:59 am
Jim Stewart wrote: January 26th, 2021, 6:48 am Being a Grand Cru Crü or Monopole Crü member today is kinda like this . . .

That was a wonderful start to the morning
+1 champagne.gif
by cnalda
January 18th, 2021, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

Re: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)

In a similar vein as label, ceiling and some walls of my old shop looked like this:

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by cnalda
January 15th, 2021, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1568
Views: 146089

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

14.5% pinot noir is always a pass for me. big yikes At least for now, doesn't taste like 14.5%....ordered a case, tried it, and ordered two more cases.... so: "Nothing to see here. Move along..." And I must say, I LOVE what they are doing with their proprietary blends. More than de Negoce...
by cnalda
January 15th, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1568
Views: 146089

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

What is this "a $100 credit for spending $1k"? Perhaps I missed another deal..... Exactly as it says, no need to register anywhere, when your spend hits $1K, a $100 credit shows up in a couple of days. champagne.gif Ha...Embarrassed to say I bought so much so fast I missed this....it was ...
by cnalda
January 12th, 2021, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: CollectibleFineWine
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Retailer Check: CollectibleFineWine

Thanks for the helpful feedback! I absolutely have to agree...amazing customer service. Highly recommended!!
by cnalda
January 10th, 2021, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1568
Views: 146089

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

What is this "a $100 credit for spending $1k"?
Perhaps I missed another deal.....
by cnalda
January 9th, 2021, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: CollectibleFineWine
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Retailer Check: CollectibleFineWine

Web store only. Any buying experiences with them?
https://collectiblefinewine.com/
Thanks [cheers.gif]
by cnalda
January 6th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1568
Views: 146089

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Has anyone tried the Star Treatment Pinot? From the clues it sounds like the source could be Occidental Wines. I'm very intrigued as WA seems to rarely have NDA pinots. But, as gauged by CellarTracker, at least, this one doesn't seem to be getting a lot of interest (68 bottles listed as purchased o...
by cnalda
January 3rd, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1568
Views: 146089

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Adding my props for WA's innovative offerings and customer service. I have been pleased with everything I have tried. And an unrequested credit showed up in the face of a minor problem with a shipment. Very impressive indeed. Sending friends and family business to them....
by cnalda
December 27th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9532
Views: 764845

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone know if any other Rutherford wines that have used lilac and maple syrup in their tasting notes...those seem to be the most unique components and given tasting note alignment in past, perhaps the best clues The Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard is known for its mapley notes. It also is located...
by cnalda
December 27th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9532
Views: 764845

Re: de Negoce offer

+1 for BV. $100+ for GdL.
https://rutherforddust.org/wp-content/u ... nce_OL.jpg
In for 1 regardless......
by cnalda
September 27th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pégau - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Replies: 25
Views: 2134

Re: TN: 2014 Pégau - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Sorry to be a wet blanket on the excitement here, but I've had drastically different experiences with '14 and '04 from reportss here; if you have multiple bottles of '14, and have not yet tried one, now's the time. Certainly my experience with the 2014. Hopefully it will improve over time, but not ...
by cnalda
August 28th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8521
Views: 632654

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I've been reviewing the wines offered by looking in Vinelog. One wine that may be under appreciated is Et Fille Pinot Noir. Actually, there have been several. They make straight ahead, middle of the spectrum, downright delicious Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. The de Negoce wines sure have tamped my ...
by cnalda
May 23rd, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: TN: 2001 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese

Thought you weren’t pulling these till the summer :p

Either way, nice note!
+1
by cnalda
March 29th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: '13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)

Had a quick glass this afternoon and want to revisit tomorrow. Initially reactions were (i) WOW; and (ii) I love Berserker Day! Will follow up....
by cnalda
March 23rd, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite stemless wine glasses?
Replies: 24
Views: 1364

Re: Your favorite stemless wine glasses?

Mark me down for another person that doesnt use or own stemless glasses. I will occasionally drink a daily out of a tumbler glass and convince myself it is very Bohemian of myself. TW 100% agree..... Stemless glasses almost offend my sensibilities. Can't explain it. Agree with heat transfer, etc. b...
by cnalda
March 23rd, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Too Many Wooden Boxes?
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Too Many Wooden Boxes?

Have seen many Craiglist listings for boxes and the end-panels can be valuable. I still have a few feet before I hit the ceiling so not an issue.....yest....
by cnalda
March 23rd, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?
Replies: 66
Views: 3092

Re: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?

As is the case with many things, I have not been particularly smart with my wine collecting. I must say I envy (just a little) those who buy, sell X%, and drink for free. To me, that is entirely guilt-free consumption and icing on the cake beyond that. This is a different question given huge appreci...
by cnalda
March 23rd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great vintage available but bad year for you
Replies: 25
Views: 1212

Re: great vintage available but bad year for you

Interesting thread. I have bought many wines in great, good, and even middling vintages for sentimental reasons (birth years, anniversaries) but never avoided buying to avoid a reminder. Perhaps I am overly focused on the positive sentiment of the expression of grape harvested in such sentimental ye...
by cnalda
January 27th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #19
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #19

$75

(only one per customer, as per the rules posted, so Alan gets this one!)
by cnalda
January 27th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #9
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #9

$85

(only one per customer!)
by cnalda
January 27th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2 FREE - AA System Wide Upgrades Available - Exp 1/31
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: 2 FREE - AA System Wide Upgrades Available - Exp 1/31

Down to the wire folks. Travel must be completed by midnight Jan 31....so an outbound on AA might still work for some....and you can spend all the money saved on first (or int'l business) class on Berserker Day auctions! It's a wine-wine, err...win-win! [thumbs-up.gif]
by cnalda
January 27th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Keller Estate - BD 10 - Extended until Monday at 4:00PM PST or until wine lasts.
Replies: 65
Views: 6031

Re: Keller Estate - BD 10 Deal of the Decade

2x Mystery 6 ordered from 30,000 ft over the Atlantic. First-time buyer. Many thanks for the intro to your wines!!
by cnalda
January 27th, 2019, 12:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2 FREE - AA System Wide Upgrades Available - Exp 1/31
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: 2 FREE - AA System Wide Upgrades Available - Exp 1/31

Two SWUs still available. Wow....UA upgrades went quick and easy.... Not sure if it's me or AA! [wow.gif]
by cnalda
January 24th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2 FREE - AA System Wide Upgrades Available - Exp 1/31
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: 2 FREE - AA System Wide Upgrades Available - Exp 1/31

Still trying to give these bad boys away due to failed upgrade attempts. Come on - somebody with AA status must be taking a big flight on AA metal somewhere! Let's stick it to the man! Hey, I'll throw in a glass of wine.....one of two that you'll pour when I come to visit and ask how the trip went! ...
by cnalda
January 22nd, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2 FREE - AA System Wide Upgrades Available - Exp 1/31
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: 2 FREE - AA System Wide Upgrades Available - Exp 1/31

Phil to Brazil....check your PMs.
Thanks
by cnalda
January 22nd, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2 FREE - AA System Wide Upgrades Available - Exp 1/31
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: 2 FREE - AA System Wide Upgrades Available - Exp 1/31

Second set wait-listed. If one or both remain available after the flights, I will update. Shame to have them expire unused...
by cnalda
January 20th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Krug
Replies: 29
Views: 2540

Re: Visiting Krug

What is the best visit in Reims? More broadly in Champagne?

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