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by Todd F r e n c h
December 6th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "NFL Wine Guy"
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: "NFL Wine Guy"

OMG I love this article, obviously! I remember Will (and Woodson, obviously) - need to follow this
by Todd F r e n c h
December 5th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new Rhone (for me)
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: new Rhone (for me)

Kelly Flynn wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 10:06 am
Thanks, guys! Will let you know how it fares on Day 2.
Day 2? What's wrong with you? #noleftovers
by Todd F r e n c h
December 5th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new Rhone (for me)
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: new Rhone (for me)

Beautiful note, Kelly - definitely piqued my interest. I did a quick W-S search and the St. Joseph appears only on the East Coast, where shipping to me is rather expensive. Will have to keep an eye out, I guess
by Todd F r e n c h
December 5th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Also on a serious request note, I would LOVE to see Kelley Fox or Walter Scott in the lineup this year! I disagree. If Kelley Fox was included then I wouldn't be able resist buying them and I'm trying to refrain from wine purchases. I have been authorized by my wife to have standing orders at all t...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 5th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from tonight: 97 Chave, 00 Cristal, Chartogne-Tallet
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: TNs from tonight: 97 Chave, 00 Cristal, Chartogne-Tallet

I've had a couple bottles of the '97 Chave Hermitage, and can't specifically recall whether one should argue if it is 'glossy' or 'elegant' or if those two are even that different from one another. In fact, I've read through this thread a number of times, wondering why there is argument over what 'g...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 4th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!

There's something up with the stylesheets from this icon. When the page is scrolled to a certain point, buttons become unusable. I can reproduce it if I line up the winebid icon with the "full editor & preview" & "submit" buttons beneath the quick reply text input, those buttons then don't respond....
by Todd F r e n c h
December 4th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!

There's something up with the stylesheets from this icon. When the page is scrolled to a certain point, buttons become unusable. I can reproduce it if I line up the winebid icon with the "full editor & preview" & "submit" buttons beneath the quick reply text input, those buttons then don't respond....
by Todd F r e n c h
December 4th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

B Thorne wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 7:35 am
CJ Beazley wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 10:02 am
I really hope there’s some half bottle offers this year.
x2
that would be awesome - not sure who has half bottles, but I think they'd do well
B. Buzzini wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 6:47 pm
Krug....make it happen Todd!!!
Um, I wish...but it's not Krug, it's Louis Vuitton, and they won't exactly care about BerserkerDay!
by Todd F r e n c h
December 3rd, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Someone PLEASE remind me to buy more Patricia Green Pinot this BerserkerDay! +1 Been on a PGC kick, really digging ‘em, especially with some age! I just finished my last bottle of '13 Durant and it was spectacular - so bright, fresh, perfect acidity, freshness on the fruit was pure and exciting. I'...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 3rd, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Someone PLEASE remind me to buy more Patricia Green Pinot this BerserkerDay!
by Todd F r e n c h
December 3rd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 338
Views: 30817

Re: Rye

Just tried High West Rendezvous last night - awesome stuff. Worth the $60-70 for sure. Had side-by-side with the Double Rye, also good, but when side-by-side, the quality of Rendezvous really stands out
by Todd F r e n c h
December 3rd, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!

FYI the mobile formatting is a bit off since the winebid change. See the screenshot, the icons in the upper right corner of the post overlap your name. That’s been that way for me for months. It's because it is situated above an ad...which you guys don't see...hence that empty space. I could put th...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 1st, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?
Replies: 168
Views: 8544

Re: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?

David Glasser wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 1:09 pm
Currently 20% off at Repour.com with SAVE20 code.
Plus free shipping - awesome - finally getting to try these!
by Todd F r e n c h
December 1st, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

S. Rash wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 10:25 am
I’m somewhat new to WB and have heard lots of hype about Berseker Day, but I have no idea exactly what it is. Can someone please enlighten me?
See the first post - there's a link there that might help you
by Todd F r e n c h
December 1st, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Deals on Ridge!
Great idea! I'll see if I can make that work
That would be awesome. And bust the bank!
Ridge is in!!!!!
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 63978

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Troy Stark wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Charles Noellat Beaune 2010 for $25? Yes, please.
I can't find it in CellarTracker, and I'm afraid to add it...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the BEST wine holiday?
Replies: 26
Views: 909

Re: What’s the BEST wine holiday?

Um, BerserkerDay
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!

Thanks for posting. I was looking at the top and couldn’t find the search bar. It has been moved to a much more convenient and less obtrusive space flirtysmile I agree. I have an old winebid account that this link enticed me to update! Danger! WB costs a LOT of money - I’d be rich if I hadn’t falle...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4733

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

I hate doing sheetrock work, but I love drinking wine. After a long day playing with joint compound we opened this 2014 Walter Hansel South Slope Pinot Noir . Pouring dark crimson, barnyardy garrigue on the nose. Lots of fruit in this one but not overly ripe, Dr Pepper and Rhubarb with a little ten...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Champagne questions
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: Old Champagne questions

I have a couple of older Dom Perignon I want to try this weekend. 1964 and 1966 Dom. I am wondering how cold to serve it? What kind of glass. How much air? Anything else? Thanks... I think the glass is a personal preference, but I generally prefer a non-flute, all-purpose white wine glass (or poten...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 319
Views: 20755

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

William Kelley wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 10:30 am
One new development is that we're publishing some free-to-read content, including this article about contemporary Champagne by me: https://www.robertparker.com/articles/zkCHemWaHt6fTavHQ
This article is absolutely fantastic! Thank you, William
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!

Ken Strauss wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 10:36 am
brigcampbell wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 9:39 am
Just the floating winebid icon in the lower left corner seems much better...
Thanks for posting.
I was looking at the top and couldn’t find the search bar.
It has been moved to a much more convenient and less obtrusive space flirtysmile
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion - and some advisory comments for folks with more than half of a brain
Replies: 25
Views: 869

Re: TN: 1995 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion - and some advisory comments for folks with more than half of a brain

My current favorite is the sublime 1998 Magdelaine. Without doubt one of the most impressive wines I have drunk in recent years. The 1998 is an extraordinarily elegant, precise and mineral-rich, seamless Saint-Emilion - medium-bodied, perfectly matured, a wine of total subtlety and finesse! Thanks ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5864

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

I just added some Flannery tri-tip to the menu so my wine choices can be a bit broader now...for those of us who don't like turkey (even with a bacon lattice)
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?

Definitely open now...once it shuts down it'll likely take 20+ years to get back to where it is now (in a different way of course). Besides, notes on CT are quite positive. I love this, since I often struggle with 'am I opening this 'prized' bottle too early?' and find myself stuck in that 20-year ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion - and some advisory comments for folks with more than half of a brain
Replies: 25
Views: 869

Re: TN: 1995 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion - and some advisory comments for folks with more than half of a brain

My current favorite is the sublime 1998 Magdelaine. Without doubt one of the most impressive wines I have drunk in recent years. The 1998 is an extraordinarily elegant, precise and mineral-rich, seamless Saint-Emilion - medium-bodied, perfectly matured, a wine of total subtlety and finesse! Thanks ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?

Definitely open now...once it shuts down it'll likely take 20+ years to get back to where it is now (in a different way of course). Besides, notes on CT are quite positive. I love this, since I often struggle with 'am I opening this 'prized' bottle too early?' and find myself stuck in that 20-year ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!

Glad to see someone listened to my ideas!! One further thought - can the winebid logo not appear on the forum home page (i.e., "Wine Talk")? It's not really necessary then (per your use case) - just when you're in threads.. Or can the location move to the lower right on the forum home? (it blocks t...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Speaking of Winebid...
Replies: 26
Views: 2334

Re: Speaking of Winebid...

One of the main reasons I decided to partner up with WineBid on the search bar function is because of Russ Mann. Since he's taken over as CEO he has been absolutely on FIRE to change things there - he listens, he truly cares about what customers like and dislike, what changes need to take place, etc...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new WineBid Search Bar!!!

The new format is installed, and much better on both, even to me...who actually WANTED the search bar 'at the ready'. I'm going to eliminate many of the posts (regarding prior design) in this thread and re-do the original post so we can move forward from here and not cause confusion. I guess my beta...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: TN: 2014 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

Todd had the Beringer recently at a tasting and did not enjoy it. 2016 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley - USA, California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley (10/10/2019) 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Better than the Rodney Strong but not in the league of the Ar...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: TN: 2014 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

Interesting...sounds like when Beringer Knights Valley was a tremendous QPR. Maybe that region deserves some looking into - Knights Valley
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 63978

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Seems easily worth the price of admission to try it out
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting recommendation needed - 2010 L'Evangile
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Decanting recommendation needed - 2010 L'Evangile

Directly into the sink? https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=154746 Wow, that's disconcerting! I have no '10, nor have I tried it, but I have some '12s I'm now worried about... I wouldn't worry. If you read the follow up comments from Mark and John G they feel the 2010 is an abe...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting recommendation needed - 2010 L'Evangile
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Decanting recommendation needed - 2010 L'Evangile

Jay Miller wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Directly into the sink?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=154746
Wow, that's disconcerting! I have no '10, nor have I tried it, but I have some '12s I'm now worried about...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5864

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

I've got a mag of 2007 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules Domaine des Héritiers that might be smart to open? I bet that's drinking incredibly now - did you buy that from the $47.50 sale years ago? I last opened one in 2012 and it was young but fleshed out with air. I paid $70 so obviously ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5864

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

I fear I"m stuck with 'traditional Thanksgiving' which means all the standard items (boring, have to work hard to spruce up turkey, stuffing, and potatoes) and served all at once on the 'good china'. I like the course-by-course idea
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting recommendation needed - 2010 L'Evangile
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Decanting recommendation needed - 2010 L'Evangile

L'Evangile is consistently among my favorite Bordeaux. With 2010 I think you'll be fine opening it for 6 hours or more, full decant.
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine importing
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Wine importing

Doug Schulman wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 7:33 am
Scott G r u n e r wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 9:23 pm
I think the trick to a good importing business is to sell everything pre arrival at really competitive prices, then go try to find it later to import.
funny
Certainly a way to make a lot of money...for a while!
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5864

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

After some back and forth with Karen Troisi of Jean Edwards Cellars (initiated by me), I will add a bottle of their Sauvignon Blanc to the appetizer course because I am guessing that the high acid level in the wine will go well with, and cut through, the oil in the baked brie en boule that we are s...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5864

Re: On the Thanksgiving table?

merging...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 25th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: William and Mary Proprietary Reds--2016 vs 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: TNs: William and Mary Proprietary Reds--2016 vs 217

Fantastic to have the chance to try them with 24 hours of air, as it gives a glimpse at how great these wines will be. I know many love young cabs, and those people will absolutely LOVE these wines...I like a bit of age on mine, even just a few years, so when next I open one, I'll give a full day de...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 25th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!

I'm very pleased to formally launch the project I've been working on with WineBid - the WineBid search bar (version 2.0)! A little background: With what little time I have to play around Wine Berserkers and actually read threads about wine (the whole reason I started this community!), I often found ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 25th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Scott Brunson wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 2:02 pm
brigcampbell wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 1:34 pm


The one we've been emailing today? If so, yeah, that one will be a big time crowd pleaser
Helicopter rides at Screaming Eagle. [stirthepothal.gif]
Joy ride in Blum's RV
or Alfert's 'truck'?
by Todd F r e n c h
November 25th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Deals on Ridge!
Great idea! I'll see if I can make that work
by Todd F r e n c h
November 25th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Working on getting some additional players to participate. Have confirmation from one today that will be awesome. Should be a WB crowd pleaser. The one we've been emailing today? If so, yeah, that one will be a big time crowd pleaser Wine Spectator subscriptions and access to Robert Parker? newhere...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 25th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

brigcampbell wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Working on getting some additional players to participate. Have confirmation from one today that will be awesome.

Should be a WB crowd pleaser.
The one we've been emailing today? If so, yeah, that one will be a big time crowd pleaser
by Todd F r e n c h
November 25th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?
Replies: 64
Views: 2941

Re: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?

Cheers guys - yes, I'll probably get rid of the dozen or so RBs I have left. That Chinon sounds like a good idea, although probably quite pricey. The Loire 2005s I've tried so far have been a lot better than the Bordeaux - although very structured, less tannic and with more vibrant fruit. Sorry, to...

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