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by Jason T
February 12th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Mexico wine shipping law
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: New Mexico wine shipping law

It will be interesting to see if the outcome of the case currently being reviewed by the Supreme Court has any impact on this.
by Jason T
February 8th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals
Replies: 27
Views: 2079

Re: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals

Ridge gives you a great deal on Monte Bello and the prices on their secondary offerings seem to hold up with retail but the downside is the long time between paying for the Monte Bello futures and when you receive it. [popcorn.gif] Cheers Why is that a downside? These are wines that are often consu...
by Jason T
February 1st, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: TN: 2014 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I can’t recall if I’ve had their Cabs, but I have liked their Zins.
by Jason T
January 31st, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

The article notes that Gen X is aging and starting to spend more money on wine. Which I’d expect. But is Gen X spending more relative to their income level than Boomers? It doesn’t say. Are Millennials spending less money relative to Gen X? It doesn’t say. Also, the article indicates that people wer...
by Jason T
January 31st, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Wineries should look in the mirror to understand why millennials are not buying wine. Prices are too high. Tasting fees at many wineries are too high. I would hate to be starting to buy wines now. I might have never gotten started drinking wine. there are plenty of wineries/tasting rooms which offe...
by Jason T
January 31st, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious
Replies: 49
Views: 2005

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious

Hmm, wonder if a different bottle or if time made that much of a difference, Mike. From my visit at the winery last July. "2015 Domaine de la Cote Memorius PN 16 months in Ermitage barrels, 50% new. Sunny nose—a brightness of red bing cherry and strawberry fruit. A bit of earth on a second swirl. D...
by Jason T
January 31st, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bern's Reservation Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Bern's Reservation Question

Alan this is not true. Berns is booked up solid for 6 months in advance. They do close to 1000 covers a night. The bar is also jam packed. There is a reason why they do 10:00 reservations. If you want to get there early be in line before 5:00 and gets seats in the Bar...just keep in the mind the wi...
by Jason T
January 31st, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bern's Reservation Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Bern's Reservation Question

Thanks, Alan, good advice. That whole evening is set aside for Bern's, so we might as well show up at 5, or whenever they open the doors. Showing up at 5 is good advice. My wife and I dined there last year for the first time and 5 or 10 was all we could snag so we opted for 5. We had a round of coc...
by Jason T
January 30th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1731

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

What’s the difference in cost (for the winery) using PayPal vs some other system?
by Jason T
January 30th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 336
Views: 14514

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Between my trip to Oregon last fall and BD10 my cellar reduction plan is... on hiatus.
by Jason T
January 30th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 976

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes

Dan did you visit Roederer? If so what was the experience like? Hi Jason, Roederer was my first ever mailing list membership, so we visit every time we’re out there. You can taste at the very long tasting bar and/or get a glass and head out to the patio. The patio has exceptional views out over the...
by Jason T
January 30th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Variation in oak presence in a short time?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Variation in oak presence in a short time?

Good points all around. I know my palates has changed - way way more oak sensitive. It’s possible that the oak regime has changed, though if it did it was between ‘11 and ‘13, as ‘12 is the one vintage I haven’t tried. The ‘08s and ‘09s, and ‘11s were consistent with each other (and I didn’t perceiv...
by Jason T
January 30th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does QVC get away with shipping wine to almost everywhere?
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: How does QVC get away with shipping wine to almost everywhere?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 5:23 am
If it's QVC is it really wine?
Something tells me there will never be a “What’s your most recent QVC purchase?” thread.
by Jason T
January 30th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 976

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes

Dan did you visit Roederer? If so what was the experience like?
by Jason T
January 30th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long should you let wine rest after shipping?
Replies: 48
Views: 1518

Re: How long should you let wine rest after shipping?

Would sparkling wine be something that would benefit from at least a couple hours at rest? In the event it had been bouncing around on the truck? Or would the time spent chilling it to drinking temp be sufficient? Come to think of it, I’ve never had sparkling wine blow up on me when I’ve purchased ...
by Jason T
January 30th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long should you let wine rest after shipping?
Replies: 48
Views: 1518

Re: How long should you let wine rest after shipping?

Would sparkling wine be something that would benefit from at least a couple hours at rest? In the event it had been bouncing around on the truck? Or would the time spent chilling it to drinking temp be sufficient?
by Jason T
January 30th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Variation in oak presence in a short time?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Variation in oak presence in a short time?

I’m somewhat oak sensitive/oak averse. One of my favorite Zin producers, Talty, historically had what I’d describe as a restrained use - after a couple years in the cellar I could not detect any oak signature on their wines - the oak had totally integrated (and, their wines are absolutely DELICIOUS)...
by Jason T
January 30th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rombauer Zin Calif '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: TN: Rombauer Zin Calif '16...(short/boring)

“Meomi of Zin” is probably a fair assessment. Though it seems like you could at least recognize it as Zin, so thats something.
by Jason T
January 29th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Incredibly rare imperial of Ridge Monte Bello 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Incredibly rare imperial of Ridge Monte Bello 2014

Chris Blum wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Helluva birth year gift
If the recipient lives to about 85, which is how many years it will take for that wine to mature.

I kid, fantastic score for someone.
by Jason T
January 29th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural Wine & Whole-Cluster Ferments??
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Natural Wine & Whole-Cluster Ferments??

H Wallace Jr wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 5:28 pm
deleted by HW
I didn’t see what you originally posted but that’s probably the best idea. We are as likely to have a measured discussion on this topic as the Politics forum is when discussing...anything.
by Jason T
January 29th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Berserker Day 10 - how much did ya get?

Flawed poll for not having more granularity above 100.

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by Jason T
January 29th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does QVC get away with shipping wine to almost everywhere?
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: How does QVC get away with shipping wine to almost everywhere?

It mirrors more or less exactly which states allow direct shipments - so they have filled out all of the paperwork to obtain licenses for each of those states. Everyone conceivably have the same list of states. https://wineinstitute.compliancerules.org/state-map/ Stan alluded to this above; the lin...
by Jason T
January 28th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 2931

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

Thasssssalottawine. Well done Dave!
by Jason T
January 28th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 2931

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

According to my math I got to 114:

Biggio Hamina: 30
Tercero: 24
Lagier Meridith: 12
Goodfellow: 48

Plus the auction for a stay at Nola’s wine compound. [berserker.gif]
by Jason T
January 28th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

I didn't go very wide, but somewhat deep: Goodfellow - 4 cases. 2 Bob Hughes, 2 Sean Smiths, 1 case Greg T, 1 case Travis Fantz (Berserker Cuvee). Or as Marcus called it, the 'Goodfellow insta-cellar' Biggio Hamina - 2.5 cases. 3 of the Pinot 4 pack, 1/2 case of the 2007 Deux Vert Pinot, 1 case of 2...
by Jason T
January 27th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne refrigerator
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Champagne refrigerator

Take a look at LeCache.
by Jason T
January 27th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended thru Fri, 2/1 - tercero wines BD10 Offers - Including My 2018 Mourvedre Rose!
Replies: 92
Views: 2206

Re: tercero wines BD10 Offers

In for 2 each of "Some Like it Low" and the Whites 6 pack. This will be my first time trying Larry's wines! Jason, Not sure you saw my post, but you were winner #1 of the free 2017 Mourvedre Rose Magnum! Congrats!!! Larry, I totally missed that!!!! Thanks for pointing it out!!!! I love Mourvèdre, s...
by Jason T
January 27th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: THE WINE CHECK YOU'VE WAITED 10 YEARS FOR! (Offer Good through 1/28/19!)
Replies: 34
Views: 1513

Re: THE WINE CHECK YOU'VE WAITED 10 YEARS FOR!

Don't you ever travel with wine? I take a Wine Check with me on almost every vacation! (the wine sucks in Mexico...and Costa Rica) Most of my travel is to visit family, and, like me, my dad has a cellar full of great bottles he’s itching to open together. I don’t need to bring a drop! However, my w...
by Jason T
January 27th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings
Replies: 55
Views: 2063

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings

Hey Marcus- I’m in for the following:

2 Bob Hughes
2 Sean Smiths
1 case of the Greg T (I assume that would mean 6 of each bottle?)?
1 case of the Travis Fantz
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 12515

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - PREVIEW/EARLY PURCHASE forums are live!!

My wife is as into wine as I am, and there's a decent overlap in what we like to drink. We mostly split wine purchases, though if it's a bigger purchase of something only one or the other of us likes, then we pay for that individually. This year I involved her in Berserker Day. She loves Biggio Hami...
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10. (OFFERS #2 & #3 are SOLD OUT) Offer is closed.
Replies: 106
Views: 1998

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10

It strikes me as well beyond fair and more towards 'definitely not necessary but extremely gracious', as you were clear about only having 5 cases of the '15 to begin with.. Thanks again, as you certainly didn't have to.
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals

Hey Carole, in for 2 6 packs of the Tribidrag. Never had your wines before but my wife and I are huge Zin fans (I in particular, mountain Zin), so we're looking forward to trying them!!!!
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10. (OFFERS #2 & #3 are SOLD OUT) Offer is closed.
Replies: 106
Views: 1998

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10

Todd Hamina wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 11:28 am
Jason T wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 11:23 am
Todd, we're in for the following:

3 Pinot 4 packs
1 '07 Deux Vert 6 pack

Thanks!


****

Edited to reflect that case of the century is sold out.
I would offer you a 16 Holmes Gap as a concession, as you are an existing customer, for the same price.
Todd, you're a gentleman! In!
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended thru Fri, 2/1 - tercero wines BD10 Offers - Including My 2018 Mourvedre Rose!
Replies: 92
Views: 2206

Re: tercero wines BD10 Offers

In for 2 each of "Some Like it Low" and the Whites 6 pack. This will be my first time trying Larry's wines!
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10. (OFFERS #2 & #3 are SOLD OUT) Offer is closed.
Replies: 106
Views: 1998

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10

Todd, we're in for the following:

3 Pinot 4 packs
1 '07 Deux Vert 6 pack

Thanks!


****

Edited to reflect that case of the century is sold out.
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10. (OFFERS #2 & #3 are SOLD OUT) Offer is closed.
Replies: 106
Views: 1998

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10

Todd, what’s the soil type at Noel and Claygate? Asking for my wife, who, after we met and tasted with you last fall spent the rest of the weekend on a marine sedimentary mission. She literally wants to get a T-shirt made that says “Marine Sedimentary Slut”. Not kidding. Jason, the Noel is volcanic...
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended thru Fri, 2/1 - tercero wines BD10 Offers - Including My 2018 Mourvedre Rose!
Replies: 92
Views: 2206

Re: tercero wines BD10 Offers

Jason, Great question - and one that I'll try to answer as best as possible. All of my wines are made in fairly 'restrained' style - and I never rack my wines during elevage. To me, that means that they are more tightly wound when they go into bottle - and stay 'fresher' longer. All of the whites b...
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings
Replies: 55
Views: 2063

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings

Oh snap! A Berserker cuvée! All of these offers look pretty great Marcus!
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended thru Fri, 2/1 - tercero wines BD10 Offers - Including My 2018 Mourvedre Rose!
Replies: 92
Views: 2206

Re: tercero wines BD10 Offers

Larry, what’s the drinking window on the “Some Like it Low” and the “Whites” packs? Interested but I’m leaving the country for a couple years and won’t be taking these wines with me.
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10. (OFFERS #2 & #3 are SOLD OUT) Offer is closed.
Replies: 106
Views: 1998

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10

Todd, what’s the soil type at Noel and Claygate? Asking for my wife, who, after we met and tasted with you last fall spent the rest of the weekend on a marine sedimentary mission. She literally wants to get a T-shirt made that says “Marine Sedimentary Slut”. Not kidding.
by Jason T
January 26th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: THE WINE CHECK YOU'VE WAITED 10 YEARS FOR! (Offer Good through 1/28/19!)
Replies: 34
Views: 1513

Re: THE WINE CHECK YOU'VE WAITED 10 YEARS FOR!

That is bad ass. If I didn’t have two of the original ones I’d consider it. Heck I still may...
by Jason T
January 25th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 12515

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - FAQ/Info/Discussion

Argh I think my GCC status expires tonight. Just re-upped, hope it takes effect without any hitches. Don’t want to miss preview day! [help.gif]
by Jason T
January 25th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew calling it quits?
Replies: 47
Views: 3614

Re: Andrew calling it quits?

I had his wine several years ago at Blackbird in Chicago, and based on that bought a case of it. Then my tastes shifted over the next couple years so I didn’t re-up. I did enjoy his wines though- best of luck to him in whatever he does next.
by Jason T
January 25th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?

Got it, thanks for the explanation Peter. I don’t drink much Syrah but what you stated makes sense.
by Jason T
January 24th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?

I haven’t had Biggio Hamina’s Deux Vert but have had Goodfellow’s. I thought it was yummy but leaned more AFWE. Can anyone who has had that and A-R chime in?
by Jason T
January 22nd, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 72
Views: 5145

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

With Mayacamas, Mount Eden, Montelena, Monte Bello all having 1) pricing way below the thread title, 2) multiple decade track records of unquestionably great Cabernet, 3) that ages perfectly for decades, almost as long as great Bordeaux, and 4) names that all begin with 'M' why bother with that oth...
by Jason T
January 22nd, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much Wine do we drink a year?
Replies: 42
Views: 1480

Re: How much Wine do we drink a year?

For the last couple of years, we have averaged about 200 bottles a year consumed at home, either just my wife and I or when hosting parties. Of that usually 3-4 cases is consumed by family and friends visiting us around Thanksgiving. 200 bottles is about a ~35% reduction from prior years. Part of th...
by Jason T
January 22nd, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business
Replies: 41
Views: 1558

Re: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business

I would think the label approval thing will prove to be a pretty big deal to wineries, at least in the short term. Impacting breweries as well.

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