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by tcavallo
March 5th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boutique importer/distributor in Florida?
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Boutique importer/distributor in Florida?

Arash Selects just started bringing some cool stuff in down there. Full disclosure, we'll probably be sending some stuff his way this Spring.
by tcavallo
March 4th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Looking for Flint Sparkling Magnum Glass
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Looking for Flint Sparkling Magnum Glass

Still looking for these if anyone has any new sources!
by tcavallo
January 3rd, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Major cellar sale, Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, CA...
Replies: 16
Views: 4418

Re: Major cellar sale, Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, CA...

First round of drop offs last week, shipments going out Monday. Still plenty left. I know I have to finalize with a few of you. I realized the list didn't display Magnums properly, here's a list of available mags with adjusted pricing if anyone wants to put together an all-magnum order. 1x 2012 Doma...
by tcavallo
December 19th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Major cellar sale, Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, CA...
Replies: 16
Views: 4418

Re: Major cellar sale, Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, CA...

Sorry for the delays everyone. And for the annoyance of an emailed list. I quit my job in tech to make wine and I forgot how to do tech apparently. Here is an updated list as a shared Google Sheet SALE ON HOLD FOR NOW I have updated pricing on anything that was egregiously mispriced (still mostly 10...
by tcavallo
December 17th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Major cellar sale, Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, CA...
Replies: 16
Views: 4418

Re: Major cellar sale, Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, CA...

Sorry last update, I got about 50 requests for the list. I am going to go through the first round of 25 or so request emails and send out an updated list to everyone else in a day or so. Didn't realize how cheap some of those CT prices were, hopefully can still make everyone happy!
by tcavallo
December 17th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Major cellar sale, Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, CA...
Replies: 16
Views: 4418

Re: Major cellar sale, Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, CA...

Sorry, overwhelming response, I'm trying to keep up and keep everything organized. A few notes: Certain things like the Keller GGs and Overnoy don't have proper pricing reflected in CT. I am doing my best to keep requests in the order they were received so that I can allocate fairly. I am going to m...
by tcavallo
December 17th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Major cellar sale, Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, CA...
Replies: 16
Views: 4418

Major cellar sale, Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, CA...

PM me (your email address) for a full cellar list, selling off a huge chunk of my collection to raise some funds.
by tcavallo
October 31st, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Drops of God
Replies: 16
Views: 1830

Re: The Drops of God

These are super fun, informative, and pretty dramatic! I hadn't heard the new translations were coming out, just signed up for the free 30-days of unlimited comixology to read them. (Note you can read on a laptop/desktop too, doesn't need to be on a kindle)
by tcavallo
September 17th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wild Arc Farm Fall Release
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Wild Arc Farm Fall Release

We get lots of press for bringing about the Piquette resurgence, but our Fall release is made up of mostly classic still wines. The Teroldego and Marquette specifically are two of the best red wines we have made to date, and I'd love to get them in the hands of some Berserkers. More adventurous drin...
by tcavallo
August 29th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best cheap glasses?
Replies: 17
Views: 925

Re: Best cheap glasses?

Chef&Sommelier are the best I have found with reinforced crystal construction, good bowl size and shape, slender stem, and nice thin lip. They come in right at $5 unless you buy 3 or more cases. https://www.webstaurantstore.com/chef-sommelier-l5633-sequence-16-oz-universal-wine-glass-by-arc-cardinal...
by tcavallo
August 27th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Tarriffs
Replies: 15
Views: 939

Re: Wine Tarriffs

Matt, I already have one in Maryland. The sales tax on alcohol is 50% higher than the standard sales tax. How does the state get away with that? (And when was that imposed?) This is very misleading, as the standard MD sales tax is 6%, and alcohol is 9%. Yes it is 50% "more" but 9% is pretty close t...
by tcavallo
August 26th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: France seizes Chinese owned vineyards in Bdx
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: France seizes Chinese owned vineyards in Bdx

That article is a year old.
by tcavallo
August 8th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Kaatskill Wine Summit!
Replies: 4
Views: 2854

Re: Kaatskill Wine Summit!

It’s your standard walk-around tasting, ticket price includes all wine, a commemorative glass, and tapas from the Emerson’s culinary team. There is also a break-out panel discussion on the future of light red wines across the state at 2PM, moderated by Paul Brady of the New York Wine and Grape Found...
by tcavallo
August 8th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Kaatskill Wine Summit!
Replies: 4
Views: 2854

Re: Kaatskill Wine Summit!

This weekend! Just bumping this again, it really is a beautiful spot and this will be a great chance to have your eyes opened to the quality-focused wines being made across the state these days.
by tcavallo
August 5th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sparkling wine labeling requirements?
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Sparkling wine labeling requirements?

The only regulations are for any carbonation that is a fermentation byproduct (sparkling wine) or forced carbonation (carbonated wine). The sparkling wine can be charmat or bottle conditioned, though.

https://www.ttb.gov/wine/bam/c5-class-a ... nation.pdf
by tcavallo
July 28th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 3073

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

Whether you HAVE or HAVEN'T enjoyed wines from NY state, if you are at all nearby, I urge you to come check out the great work being done by some of my favorite wineries across the state! I posted a link to tickets and a Berserker discount code here: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...
by tcavallo
July 28th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Kaatskill Wine Summit!
Replies: 4
Views: 2854

Kaatskill Wine Summit!

Hey all, I put together a little group of New York wineries I think are doing good work pushing both farming and winemaking forward across the state. I'd like to invite any Berserkers who are interested in what's new in NY wine to come up to the beautiful Emerson Resort and see what's happening! Use...
by tcavallo
July 20th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?

Useful and timely thread! I'm giving a talk at the Holy Waters Wine Festival in Toronto next week. Have some friends up there to show me around but wanted to be sure I hit all the good spots I could. Any Torontonians going to the Symposium or Tasting?
by tcavallo
July 2nd, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Other Cellar Sidejobs
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: Other Cellar Sidejobs

I have a friend who has his cellar in the old root cellar of his historical house. He stores tubers and onions there too. I once cured a guanciale in my Eurocave. Maybe not the best idea in hindsight, unless you only keep Northern Rhones in there too. [cheers.gif]
by tcavallo
June 10th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 87
Views: 3063

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Wow, interesting thread! From that last breakdown, it seems like maybe something in grape skins mitigates or binds the offending compound, which may be a fermentation byproduct and not grape specific, since it happens with ciders as well? How about skin-contact/orange/amber wines?
by tcavallo
May 2nd, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Looking for Flint Sparkling Magnum Glass
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Looking for Flint Sparkling Magnum Glass

Yeah Hauser is one of my go-to's, but they're having supplier issues. I'll reach out to the wineries, thanks!
by tcavallo
May 2nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 3073

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

CA, WA, OR, NY, VT, MD, MI, VA, TX... And I'm sure soon to expand into multiple other states, with the impending releases of the wines and piquette from American Wine Project (https://americanwineproject.com/).

Gotta say I'm pretty psyched to see NY on almost every list!
by tcavallo
May 2nd, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Looking for Flint Sparkling Magnum Glass
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Looking for Flint Sparkling Magnum Glass

Can't find at any of my East Coast suppliers. Looking for a pallet or less which may complicate things. Any ideas?
by tcavallo
April 21st, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for Passover wines
Replies: 37
Views: 1154

Re: Recommendation for Passover wines

Camuna Cellars!
by tcavallo
March 13th, 2019, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heeee's Back - Gary V.
Replies: 32
Views: 2511

Re: Heeee's Back - Gary V.

Basically, there are ways to ship to almost every state with just few exceptions, legally. As someone once told me, "You can sell horse piss in a bottle if you market it right". Very true. Well don't forget that Equine Urine has a large amount of readily absorbable nitrogen as unbonded urea, and a ...
by tcavallo
March 7th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness
Replies: 62
Views: 2514

Re: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness

This is an interesting post for me to read. I actually just finished reading Flawless and one of the reasons I did was because I was curious about the origin of what I generally call a “real cider” note in wines. I went to college in the West Country of England and had a lot of ciders there (especi...
by tcavallo
February 18th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Disgorging Keys?
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Disgorging Keys?

Anyone have a domestic source for these? Not having any luck ordering one.
by tcavallo
January 31st, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Reductive Notes in Natural Wines
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: 750Daily: Reductive Notes in Natural Wines

I've had plenty of reductive natural wines, some from Burgundy, lots from the Jura including classic producers like Puffeney. And plenty from CA as well. Also how can it not be at all related to "territory" when the YAN of the fruit is related to the nutrient uptake and soil profile? And regarding t...
by tcavallo
January 22nd, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business
Replies: 41
Views: 1870

Re: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business

Yeah it was 30+ days for label approval when they shut down. Who knows what a month or more of backlog is going to do to the timeline. Not holding out hope for our spring releases to be approved on time.
by tcavallo
January 12th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 257
Views: 23545

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Yeah you can tell my old Zalto because of the godawful hard water stains, I don't keep up with polishing, obviously.
by tcavallo
January 12th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 257
Views: 23545

Re: Grassl Glass 1855 reviews/evals [merged]

Looking for some stems for doing tastings out in the barn, love my Zaltos at home but wanted something a little more affordable and a little sturdier, and these appear to be both, without sacrificing anything in the way of form. The shorter bases and slightly wider stems definitely make me feel a li...
by tcavallo
January 8th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are these the top "wine influencers"?
Replies: 41
Views: 2315

Re: Are these the top "wine influencers"?

*placeholder post for when an influencer sells their beverage brand for 9 figures*
by tcavallo
December 5th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 5459

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

Sorry maybe I should clarify a bit. The lowest common denominator comment was strictly in reference to the perceived need to have a Rombauer or Silver Oak on the menu, to please everyone. And my comments about the Southern/Industrial lists were in no way in direct opposition to natural wine, just sa...
by tcavallo
December 5th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 5459

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

Let's just agree that you don't need four skin fermented natural wines on a list any more than you need to pour both Rombauer and Frank Family by the glass. One will do, and if there's more than one you love, rotate them. I would argue that you'd be far more likely to find more differences and poin...
by tcavallo
November 24th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Try Wild Arc Farm on Small Business Saturday
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Try Wild Arc Farm on Small Business Saturday

Wild Arc Farm is a new winery in the Hudson River Region of New York, now on our third vintage. We are trying to show that organic viticulture and low-intervention winemaking is possible in our region, while also trying to keep our prices as low as possible. We have closed our direct orders for this...
by tcavallo
November 1st, 2018, 10:07 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Hanna Wine Titrator
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

Re: Hanna Wine Titrator

I used a vinmetrica for pH/TA/YAN for this harvest and it has been easy to calibrate and use, especially once you get your flow down (you do the TA with a 10mL sample as part of the YAN measurement and go right into YAN with the same sample). I had used it for pH and SO2 at the end of last year and ...
by tcavallo
November 1st, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texture in champagne
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: Texture in champagne

I feel like people are talking about multiple facets of texture here. The OP is speaking mostly to the mousse, which I have heard many producers say is influenced primarily by the time and temperature of the secondary fermentation in bottle. It's interesting that fining and filtering were mentioned ...
by tcavallo
September 12th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Consignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: WineBid Consignment

I've sold a couple lots through them and have had nothing but good experiences, and I dealt with Sterling as well. He once sent someone to my house, in the middle of nowhere in the Hudson Valley, to pick up what I'm sure was a rather small consignment for them. Another time they picked up at my offi...
by tcavallo
August 28th, 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet-Nat recs
Replies: 56
Views: 2467

Re: Pet-Nat recs

Ah, Pet Nat, the younger millenials orange wine alternative. I'm 64 and I like pet-nat. And I pretty much dislike orange wine because it disguises any varietal character. Why would varietal character be contained in the skins of red grapes but not in the skins of white grapes? Though I'll agree if ...
by tcavallo
August 13th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8753

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Ooh fun. This is now the most modern message board I post on!

by tcavallo
August 9th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy - August 3rd Release
Replies: 53
Views: 3243

Dirty & Rowdy - August 3rd Release

Is this stuff any good? I own none of it and no one has ever brought a bottle to an offline I attended, so I have no idea. Jay, you should be able to either acquire a bottle or try it at a restuarant fairly easily in NYC. Jay, Some Good Wine and Chambers carry it in Manhattan. Maybe others too. The...
by tcavallo
August 1st, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy - August 3rd Release
Replies: 53
Views: 3243

Dirty & Rowdy - August 3rd Release

Hopefully Hardy chimes in, as I'm actually very interested to know which HE feels are most up to the task. For me, the Petite Sirah, and any of the Old Vine Mourvedres (depending on vintage) could go the distance. I haven't cracked the Merlot or Cab yet, but I know he said to let 'em mellow for a wh...
by tcavallo
August 1st, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.
Replies: 54
Views: 4924

Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.

That was quick, another bump to %23.5.
by tcavallo
August 1st, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy - August 3rd Release
Replies: 53
Views: 3243

Dirty & Rowdy - August 3rd Release

Since we're now a winemaking family, she'll be able to start "tasting" much younger than 21. ;-)

But I also don't doubt some of Hardy's more "stacked" wines will easily make it to 20+!
by tcavallo
August 1st, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy - August 3rd Release
Replies: 53
Views: 3243

Dirty & Rowdy - August 3rd Release

'17 is my daughter's birth year, rough vintage across the board for most of my favorite regions, but super happy to finally start her birth year stash with some bottles of the Evangelho!
by tcavallo
July 29th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Notes of Poo (NYMag on "Natural Wine")
Replies: 67
Views: 2675

Top Notes of Poo (NYMag on "Natural Wine")

Yeah sorry for getting snippy, late night after a long day of beetle combat and winery tours. ;-) I definitely agree that there are good and bad wines out there from the non-interventionists. But that and the fact that there are good and bad wines from small-scale interventionist winemakers right up...
by tcavallo
July 28th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Notes of Poo (NYMag on "Natural Wine")
Replies: 67
Views: 2675

Top Notes of Poo (NYMag on "Natural Wine")

Also who is bottling unfiltered and unsulfured wines with RS? No natural producers that I am familiar with. I'll grant the point if you can give me one example. I guess maybe Lino Maga. Is he one of those newfangled natural producers everyone is railing on here? Sure looks like one: http://convivium...
by tcavallo
July 28th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Notes of Poo (NYMag on "Natural Wine")
Replies: 67
Views: 2675

Top Notes of Poo (NYMag on "Natural Wine")

larry schaffer wrote:
Do you think most of them care what happens to their wines after they sell them?

Cheers.
Yes. What a ridiculous implication.
by tcavallo
July 17th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coche Corton at 200 euros
Replies: 36
Views: 1920

Coche Corton at 200 euros

A combination, I would decide how much I wanted for myself, and buy just a few more so that selling them would cover the entire purchase price. I was never a baller, but with a farm, mortgage, and daughter, I can't really buy within my old price range anymore, and an opportunity like this would let ...

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