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by Todd F r e n c h
December 3rd, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 79
Views: 5281

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

Charlie, I hadn't realized they had eliminated the Cuvee Anne - I kind of liked that as a nice intermediate step between the Le Combe Verte and the SVD Chardonnays. What did they do, just include the grapes in Le Combe Verte? Sorry, I'm not Chuck (Daly) Fu, but I've been a Walter Scott supporter fo...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 3rd, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 79
Views: 5281

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

ChrisJames wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 3:28 pm
Mike C. wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 3:12 pm
Mark Y wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Anyways, yes there are places where pricing went up.. Xnovo being most obvious :(
Fu has been doing too much influencing.
Doesn't he personally buy half their production?
Charlie Carnes does
by Todd F r e n c h
December 2nd, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I'm excited, I feel like Berserker Quarantine Relief didn't have the same feel... Berserker Quarantine Relief was a whole new thing, never before done. BerserkerDay is madness, and I go absolutely nuts around that time, as do most Berserkers. Imagine how much wine (and other stuff) has to sell to g...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 2nd, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Well I'm excited! This is your first one, I see!! Don't miss it... I'm excited, I feel like Berserker Quarantine Relief didn't have the same feel... Berserker Quarantine Relief was a whole new thing, never before done. BerserkerDay is madness, and I go absolutely nuts around that time, as do most B...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 2nd, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Mattstolz wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 5:29 pm
Here we gooooooo!

Todd when do you think we'll be able to start getting a running list of participants?
You never get that! You should know - you ain't no BerserkerDay rookie, come on neener

Preview Day is your first shot at seeing everyone.

That's part of the fun!
by Todd F r e n c h
December 2nd, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Mending Wall Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: TN: 2015 Mending Wall Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard

I remember this wine, specifically, from our tasting there - by far their best wine, and one of the best CA Petit Sirahs I've had for as long as I can remember, particularly young.
by Todd F r e n c h
December 2nd, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Max S. wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 4:03 pm
Well I'm excited!
This is your first one, I see!! Don't miss it...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 2nd, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions
Replies: 46
Views: 22477

Re: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions

Theodora Lee wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 12:09 pm
I too am searching for organic simple ways to clean my decanters. I welcome your erudite suggestions.
Best,
Theo-patra
Theodora - the posts just 2 above cover it for me as well - been using denture cleaning tablets for years - very easy
by Todd F r e n c h
December 2nd, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are auction prices on Wine Searcher listed without VIG?
Replies: 33
Views: 634

Re: Why are auction prices on Wine Searcher listed without VIG?

Clickbait, basically - showing the auction-only price is what every single auction house does, so you bid more! If they included buyers' Premium and the like, bids would be lower, I'm quite certain. Even KNOWING the extra 15-20% immediately while bidding, there's a psychological barrier there if the...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 2nd, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 79
Views: 3149

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

For those that can’t make it, we’ll post the video, sheesh! If we have enough demand, maybe we need to do a repeat, or I should raise the number of max attendees for one session. Then we’d have too many questions...might want to do this as a moderated video instead, where questions are submitted an...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 2nd, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Forgot to mention I went through the next list of WBers from WineBid, and several on this thread were on it - you should have your credit soon, if not already!
by Todd F r e n c h
December 1st, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day
Replies: 14
Views: 1925

Re: Berserker Day

Posted the new forum and the standard 'master thread/faq' post within it

viewtopic.php?f=87&t=175361

We've got plenty of time...I just want to get a head start :)
by Todd F r e n c h
December 1st, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 10
Views: 440

BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

This will be the principal thread for all discussions related to BerserkerDay 12 #BD12 - a buying extravaganza unrivaled in any other wine community, anywhere. One day (two, if including the Grand Cru Crü Advance Purchase Day) where over $750,000 in wine and wine-related goods are sold to eager wine...
by Todd F r e n c h
December 1st, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Glass For Loire Cab Franc?
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: Best Glass For Loire Cab Franc?

Wow, this would be remarkably specific! Since I use GabrielGlas Gold for everything, I'm of no help, but I'm following this thread to see what people have to say. I presume Alfert uses his frequently-broken Grassl Bordeaux glasses?
by Todd F r e n c h
December 1st, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best South American/Latin American 'Hot Chocolate'??
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Best South American/Latin American 'Hot Chocolate'??

My son is pretty much in love with hot chocolate, and the few times he's had some form of South American/Latin American hot chocolate, he about lost his mind ( don't we all?) Asking for recommendations on what chocolate to buy to stuff his stocking a bit, so I can make him some. I've had Hernan reco...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 30th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 2910

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)

if the person is in the business of selling wine, then yes GC status should be required. if it's an ad hoc sale, then no. I believe that you are supposed to be a berserker business to sell on the forum as a business. I saw that rule being broken constantly though. If you ever see it, PLEASE report it
by Todd F r e n c h
November 30th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Lol, you guys all have to chill a bit. The accounting for this is done once per week, after the auctions close. They send me a spreadsheet, I have to confirm all those who are GCC or non-GCC, send it back, then they (as it states in the OP) credit your account 'within 48 hours' Don't nag them with a...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 27th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8969
Views: 1356306

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Don highlighted in another article - lots were pulled based on this thread once again

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/ ... pect-lots/
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7236

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 8:56 am
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‘18 Hanzell Chardonnay? You better open that STAT, buddy! That’s baby-killing like nobody’s business! I’ve set all my ‘15’s into deep slumber until they are starting to emerge.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mel, and Sol
by Todd F r e n c h
November 26th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 114
Views: 5628

Re: WOTY 2020

1982 Chateau Haut Brion Imaging how amazing it would have been if it was properly decanted and entire free of sediment!!! The next time you get to enjoy something like that, give it a try the ‘right’ way - you’ll be a convert! No WOTY for me, but two discoveries of the year, one thanks to Alfert up...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 25th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desperate for legit ideas on what to do with Stella Rosa semi-sweet wine
Replies: 20
Views: 631

Re: Desperate for legit ideas on what to do with Stella Rosa semi-sweet wine

Mulled Wine is the perfect solution - ‘tis the season
by Todd F r e n c h
November 25th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: TN: 1971 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon

Wow! From 375ml! I clicked the thread immediately as that's my birth year, and a properly stored Mayacamas cab from that vintage would probably soar. Thanks for the note
by Todd F r e n c h
November 25th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

First round was roughly 10% of those who registered for the promotion, I think. I believe there are two more auctions before end of promotion, so get bidding!
by Todd F r e n c h
November 24th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Larry G0ld3n wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Thank you thank you Todd and Russ. This is a great offer! Came within $10 Sunday night, will make it this week.
Spend harder next time!! champagne.gif
by Todd F r e n c h
November 24th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOFTWARE UPDATE (DOWNTIME) DEC 5, 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 401

ANNOUNCEMENT: SOFTWARE UPDATE (DOWNTIME) DEC 5, 2020

As discussed in prior threads, we're updating the forum software, and I chose a time that was relatively dead on the forum - Saturday early morning, December 5 (post-Black Friday/Cyber Monday, pre-BerserkerDay) at 9 am Eastern, 6 am Pacific Should only be down a couple of hours, and hopefully no hic...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 24th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7236

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Public Service Announcement. If you open a pinot noir this week it could be worth as much as $20 towards charity. All you have to do is post into the Virtual Tasting thread for charity sponsored by FMIII here: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=174897 we'll be running differen...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 24th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Just FYI, I confirmed the first batch of Berserkers who have already made their requirement in purchases to earn the rebate :)

I do believe WineBid will reach out with the info, but expect the credit within 48 hours, I believe they told me
by Todd F r e n c h
November 23rd, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 569
Views: 35628

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Really enjoyed my 1991 Pickberry yesterday afternoon - so far, all three have been great treats
by Todd F r e n c h
November 23rd, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Andy and Cliff, I think WineBid outlined it a bit on the page, here (and copied above): • WineBid Wallet Credit will be added to your account within 48 hours of weekly auction close date, regardless of Buy Now or Auction purchase. As for GCC status, you'll get that when WineBid sends me the informat...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 20th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day
Replies: 14
Views: 1925

Re: Berserker Day

There is also a set of early offers which only GCC members can buy. I don't really remember what the relative value of that is compared to BD generally, but there are presumably some good or better deals there. And for the last two BerserkerDays there have been offers that sold out during Early Pur...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 20th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

I just went through the first spreadsheet of those who entered the rebate offer, and found quite a few (15) Grand Cru Cru members who signed up for this offer. Remember, you have your own special offer here - https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=174997 For the rest of you, Tess ...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 20th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Atalier by Raul Perez, Rias Baixas
Replies: 29
Views: 1235

Re: 2018 Atalier by Raul Perez, Rias Baixas

Just picked up a bottle of Atalier 2019 and the retailer said this is one of the wines Raul vinifies under water - can't find confirmation of that, on this wine. Anyone know? I was pushed to get it because of its complexity and minerality, so I'm definitely interested Hmmm. I don't think the Atalie...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 20th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Atalier by Raul Perez, Rias Baixas
Replies: 29
Views: 1235

Re: 2018 Atalier by Raul Perez, Rias Baixas

Just picked up a bottle of Atalier 2019 and the retailer said this is one of the wines Raul vinifies under water - can't find confirmation of that, on this wine. Anyone know? I was pushed to get it because of its complexity and minerality, so I'm definitely interested
by Todd F r e n c h
November 19th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Mike C. wrote:
November 19th, 2020, 8:48 am
What is the GCC offer? Should I join the GCC and then sign up for the GCC offer? Or just do the one for non-GCC members?
There are many other benefits of GCC (listed on the OP) so I'd take this one
by Todd F r e n c h
November 19th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

I forgot to mention that part of the arrangement is that I win anything I’m bidding on, right, Russ?? I think no response is confirmation of same! Sweet! neener I heard from Tess at WineBid last night - over 100 Berserkers signed up already!!! Russ has assured me there is a LOT of wines coming up b...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 19th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru Crü membership
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: Grand Cru Crü membership

I paid. For me it was the ads, so annoying, paying a small fee per year to have no ads on a site I find extremely helpful is more than worth it. I am new here and haven’t been through a berserker day but the rest of features are just a bonus. I also pay the small amount to cellar tracker too, $10-3...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

I forgot to mention that part of the arrangement is that I win anything I’m bidding on, right, Russ??
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru Crü membership
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: Grand Cru Crü membership

The end of the first post in this thread outlines the benefits: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=174998&sid=f6b28c10 ... c890fbb796
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Vincent Dancer Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Tête du Clos
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: TN: 2017 Vincent Dancer Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Tête du Clos

UGH! I was a big fan of Vincent Dancer's Meursault Les Corbins in the 2011 vintage, then was swayed away from his wines because his style changed shortly thereafter...now apparently I might need to go back and try some more, as I definitely trust Don's palate on White Burg.
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Remember, GCC members go to the GCC link/offer - don't sign up for the wrong one!

I'm going to update the OP with the 'back label' points on the WineBid page, as some apparently don't want to read it, where many questions are already answered neener
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

MBerto wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 4:08 pm
That's great! Does it have to be $150 in one purchase, or just $150 spent between now and 12/27? I tend to graze the auctions.
Also does the $150 only include wine, or Buyer's premium as well?
I’m pretty sure wine only
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

This is very nice. Can you explain how this interacts with the new member "$30 off $100" offer? If you are new, register, and make a $150 purchase which offer will apply? Are both available (even if for separate purchases)? You are not currently a GCC member so you'd get the $30 rebate, and GCC mem...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

This is very nice. Can you explain how this interacts with the new member "$30 off $100" offer? If you are new, register, and make a $150 purchase which offer will apply? Are both available (even if for separate purchases)? You are not currently a GCC member so you'd get the $30 rebate, and GCC mem...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

MBerto wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 3:09 pm
How am I supposed to get my purchases down to $150?
if only WineBid had an offer of $300 when you spend $1500, right???
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Hi everyone! It's true- I was drinking a nice bottle a couple weeks ago, answering some Berserker questions on shipping and discussing our new shipping functionality. You all were being so nice and appreciative, I thought- we really need to do something special for the Berserker community, and I al...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

This is awesome! Thanks for doing this Todd and Russ. Is the invoice purchase amount over just one bottle or multiple one? I.e. can I in one invoice purchase multiple wines collectively worth $150+ or is it just over a single bottle? I’m sure Russ will chime in on this thread but we DID discuss thi...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1910
Views: 199123

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Here’s the special berserker-only offer at WineBid: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=174998
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

This is awesome! Thanks for doing this Todd and Russ. Is the invoice purchase amount over just one bottle or multiple one? I.e. can I in one invoice purchase multiple wines collectively worth $150+ or is it just over a single bottle? I’m sure Russ will chime in on this thread but we DID discuss thi...
by Todd F r e n c h
November 18th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 72
Views: 4444

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 2:14 pm
I bought a Carlisle six-pack Sunday!!!
Time to buy another!

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