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by bryan c
July 1st, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 105
Views: 4832

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

Definitely more YOLO these days. Top 3 in order:

2011 Cappellano Pie Franco
1996 Raveneau MdT
1998 Roulot Les Luchets

Maybe it's the quarantine luck, none of the white burgs were ox'ed or premoxed.
by bryan c
June 30th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 158
Views: 12900

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

DRC did not produce their own Montrachet in 2016 due to the frost. Hence, the 7 Domaines coming together to produce a one of a kind bottle for the vintage year 2016. https://www.leflaive.fr/en/news/183/montrachet-2016-first-and-foremost-a-story-of-mutual-friendship I hear ya. My note was simply a v...
by bryan c
April 18th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Exploring Chambolle Musigny affordably? (Drouhin?)
Replies: 87
Views: 2978

Re: Exploring Chambolle Musigny affordably? (Drouhin?)

I'm a fan of Sigaut's various 1ers in the sub $100 range (sometimes could be found in the $60-$70 range). For Drouhin, if village is $70, I've seen the 1ers pop up on sale in the $80-$90 range in the recent past (year ago or so). If the pricing diff is minimal, may as well go 1er. I feel both are so...
by bryan c
February 11th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24959

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Ordered from Flannery on Monday. Chase Sapphire Preferred fraud on Wednesday. It was a bit unusual. Not a fraudulent charge. Somehow the "hacker" had managed to find my Mother's maiden name and was trying to transfer all of the credit card points. The transfer was blocked by Chase. Card replaced an...
by bryan c
October 26th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s
Replies: 19
Views: 1420

Re: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s

Had about 1.5 cases of the '10 Murgers opened in Feb for my wedding for one of the "red dinner wines". Across the board, the bottles all had indications of some seepage. Wine itself was fine though of the bottles I tried before/during/after wedding. Please invite me to your next wedding. There was ...
by bryan c
October 26th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s
Replies: 19
Views: 1420

Re: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s

Had about 1.5 cases of the '10 Murgers opened in Feb for my wedding for one of the "red dinner wines". Across the board, the bottles all had indications of some seepage. Wine itself was fine though of the bottles I tried before/during/after wedding.
by bryan c
October 7th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1624

Re: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?

1995 I believe is also a later disgorgement so it's still got quite a bit of freshness to it considering its age. Drinking wonderfully now and also a crowd pleaser too. I'd vote for the '95 personally.
by bryan c
August 3rd, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 154
Views: 10479

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Actually just had a layover at LHR and picked up a btl at duty free. It was 114GBP... Exactly. Same a few weeks ago. Not surprising. It is not the actual cost that has changed, but the amount when translated into dollars. The cost in dollars in March would have been $154 is now $138. Yep, thanks fo...
by bryan c
August 3rd, 2019, 2:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 154
Views: 10479

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Jayson Cohen wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 3:18 pm
Dom 2008.
Actually just had a layover at LHR and picked up a btl at duty free. It was 114GBP...
by bryan c
July 18th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2446

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

MikeHill wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 12:36 pm
1979 Heitz Martha's Vineyard Cab. No deal, but it's a birth year wine, so I paid up to win what turned into quite a competitive bidding process.
Lol I was B***, nice snipe at the end.
by bryan c
May 19th, 2019, 12:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 21566

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

The language seems to have been modified to specify that the estate bottles will get you onto the waitlist for Monte Bello (I believe beforehand, there was no language regarding a waitlist though I could be mistaken). Not mistaken. At least as of early March it was, "Monte Bello Collector members r...
by bryan c
April 5th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Los Angeles
Replies: 194
Views: 30196

Re: Los Angeles

Maude is currently featuring menus that are inspired by different wine regions (currently Sonoma), and I've heard that they'll waive corkage if your bottle is from the featured region. Does anyone know if this is true? It's true! We went last year for the Piedmont / truffle menu and brought 4 btls ...
by bryan c
February 26th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 21566

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I just joined this year and haven't been offered the Monte Bello yet. Perhaps because I'm brand new and yields appear to be down in 2018, they will wait until May to let me know. Any risk of not getting an allocation at all? I joined Jan 2017 and I'm in the camp that needs to wait til May to hear. ...
by bryan c
January 18th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno Barolo ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1815

Re: G. Conterno Barolo ?

Looks really bad since Conterno Fantino is actually listed in the list so it's not like they've mistaken the producer. Wonder what's going on here...
by bryan c
January 8th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 66276

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

@bryan c: That sounds like an awful experience at Vespertine! I have read mixed reviews and gather that the chef doesn't really want you to know what you are eating (and drinking), preferring that guests just focus on the tasting. Maybe a case of art over pleasure. By contrast, at Somni, the somm a...
by bryan c
January 7th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 66276

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I went to Dialogue in the winter of 2017 and did not find the meal as assaulting on the palate as described above. Perhaps they have tried to push things more with the more recent menus? I also thought the wine pairing was pretty decent (mostly traditional regions and wines), and probably a better ...
by bryan c
January 7th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 66276

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Anyone been to Somni? I have reservations tonight and curious if anyone has feedback on their various wine pairing options. There's not much info searching online. Just curious if you have any thoughts you don't mind sharing regarding your experience at Somni as my wife and I are looking to go in t...
by bryan c
November 22nd, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?
Replies: 73
Views: 6554

Re: When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?

That cristal must’ve sold out super fast, I didn’t see it and I looked right after the email went out. Snagged a mag of 164 for about $300 hmm, I got the email around 3:30pm and put in my order for '08 Cristals (at least a few 6pk OCs left) around 4:10pm. But when I tried to put in another order ma...
by bryan c
November 21st, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?
Replies: 73
Views: 6554

Re: When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?

Dom - Looks like the normal '08 is at K&L. Was $170 (see wine-searcher cached price), now listed as $180.

Cristal - HDH's 15% sale - nabbed some for $203, but it sold out fairly quickly (~1 hr?) after the email went out.
by bryan c
November 9th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 244
Views: 32461

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

brad garoppolo wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 10:02 am
Holy f**k i just got a 23 year !!!!!!

THANKS EVERYONE!!!!!
woohoo awesome!
by bryan c
November 9th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 244
Views: 32461

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

brad garoppolo wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 9:30 am
Oh, did you guys both use chrome or a different browser?
Chrome on Linux
by bryan c
November 9th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 244
Views: 32461

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Well that throws a wrench in things..... Does it stay at the checkout screen when that happens and you have to edit the credit card info by retyping? Hope this doesnt happen to the norcal purchase, but im guessing it will... Yeah, it stayed at the checkout screen, the review order section is collap...
by bryan c
November 9th, 2018, 9:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 244
Views: 32461

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

OH wow southern california already went? socal at 9 and nocal at 10 it seems.... So it wasnt a smooth transaction? Did it seem slow even loading between pages or just glitching on the credit card page? Store dropdown was slow for me as well. Also I forgot to copy my code into my clipboard for fast ...
by bryan c
November 9th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 244
Views: 32461

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

brad garoppolo wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 9:25 am
Did you guys have a credit card saved in your account and that is what i did not accept???
Correct!
by bryan c
November 9th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 244
Views: 32461

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

I added to cart but couldn't check out. The checkout seemed broken in that I never saw an actual button to go to the next step once on the checkout screen. Eventually the item expired out of my cart. Curious if there'll be a wave of availability as the same bug happens to others w/ a bottle in thei...
by bryan c
November 9th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 244
Views: 32461

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

I added to cart but couldn't check out. The checkout seemed broken in that I never saw an actual button to go to the next step once on the checkout screen. Eventually the item expired out of my cart. Curious if there'll be a wave of availability as the same bug happens to others w/ a bottle in their...
by bryan c
October 25th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 244
Views: 32461

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

HTML email sent two days ago just got updated to say it's being rescheduled.
by bryan c
October 25th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 244
Views: 32461

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

David B wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 9:07 am
Anybody getting though? Keeps crashing for me.
Crashing for me as well.
by bryan c
October 15th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle chillers
Replies: 41
Views: 1793

Re: Bottle chillers

I have a random version of the bucket of ice/cold water method mentioned here. I usually have the ice cream maker bowl sitting in the freezer, so it's always ready to go. If I'm not making any ice cream, just use that as my bucket and fill with water. The water gets cold very quickly (even freezes a...
by bryan c
July 19th, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Levi Pinsky A+
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Levi Pinsky A+

Nice seller, easy to buy from. Coordinated pickup of wines in LA must faster than I'd expected.
by bryan c
July 17th, 2018, 11:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coche Corton at 200 euros
Replies: 36
Views: 1933

Coche Corton at 200 euros

lol, wow, surprised how few of you voted on the buy all and sell to friends at cost route... Ya'll some greedy bastards/flippers.
by bryan c
June 27th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is there a link in every post where someone types, "Wine?"
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Why is there a link in every post where someone types, "Wine?"

David Cooper wrote:You have a virus or some sort of mole.
Nope - it's an issue w/ the forum software or something. Todd is looking into it.

https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vi ... 5&t=152342
by bryan c
June 26th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roy Piper price increase
Replies: 95
Views: 8568

Roy Piper price increase

Charles Kersten wrote:I was just noticing that. Says link added by VigLink
Mine came up Sur La Table. Hit it again and got Fuente cigars???
Same here, seeing lots of random ad links.
by bryan c
June 26th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Ridge
Replies: 33
Views: 2219

PSA: Ridge

Thanks for the heads up Michael. Grabbed a few bottles for backfilling.
by bryan c
June 23rd, 2018, 12:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Recent Cappellano
Replies: 29
Views: 2155

TN: Recent Cappellano

So who thinks Cappellano makes the best chinato? [dance-clap.gif] Although, I've noticed though the price creeping up this year. It used to be 50-60 at retailers and now I'm seeing up upwards of $70 at some. However, based on CT notes - it is quite polarizing. I always make that disclaimer when I i...
by bryan c
May 24th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ok Berserkers, the puzzle with no real answer...Long involved.
Replies: 6
Views: 675

ok Berserkers, the puzzle with no real answer...Long involved.

Similar experience recently. Somehow can't figure out a login as my email's already registered but don't receive any password reset emails when I try to request a reset. Also got charged immediately - bought some bottles in the recent batch of library closeout offerings, no confirmation email, and t...
by bryan c
May 10th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Foillard Cuvee?
Replies: 40
Views: 2896

Favorite Foillard Cuvee?

JeromeHan wrote:Typically how many years do the Foillard Cote du Py's need? Just wondering if I should force myself not to open my 2016s...
Just a datapoint, had a 2010 out of mag earlier this year and it was singing.
by bryan c
May 1st, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 865
Views: 46206

Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Major fail, +128 (150 purchased, 22 consumed/sold/gifted).
by bryan c
April 17th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Sassicaia Deals?
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

2015 Sassicaia Deals?

Not sure where you're located Chad, but Woodland Hills Wine Co (https://www.whwc.com/p-39877-tenuta-san-guido-sassicaia-2015.aspx) has it for $175 and free shipping if you live in CA/NV/AZ if you spend > $250. Looking through my email archives, I see retailers have been soliciting pre-arrivals for ...
by bryan c
April 16th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Sassicaia Deals?
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

2015 Sassicaia Deals?

Not sure where you're located Chad, but Woodland Hills Wine Co (https://www.whwc.com/p-39877-tenuta-san-guido-sassicaia-2015.aspx) has it for $175 and free shipping if you live in CA/NV/AZ if you spend > $250. Looking through my email archives, I see retailers have been soliciting pre-arrivals for t...
by bryan c
April 1st, 2018, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 865
Views: 46206

Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Not an old fart but 2227 and trying to reduce significantly this year.
by bryan c
March 30th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug 165?
Replies: 60
Views: 4149

Krug 165?

JohnP wrote:24 bottles just showed up on http://www.Winehouse.com for $149 a bottle
21 after my purchase in a few mins...
Nice, they reloaded it looks like. Had around 20 when someone mentioned buying out K&L stock @159 (WH was still 149) and sold out in a week or so.
by bryan c
March 30th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 66276

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Anyone been to Somni? I have reservations tonight and curious if anyone has feedback on their various wine pairing options. There's not much info searching online.
by bryan c
February 3rd, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 392473

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Mattstolz wrote:
Kris Patten wrote:$16 for Lanessan 2015 today...requested a few.
whats the shipping like typically for Garagiste? 24.99 at Total Wine, and $10 off $50 coupon right now.
Shipping to southern California is around $20/case with their FedEx ground which is 2 day delivery
by bryan c
January 26th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings
Replies: 40
Views: 4637

Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings

bryan c wrote:I don't see the Berserker Day Packages after the Buy Our Wines link.
Looks like the links up now, thanks!
by bryan c
January 26th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Los Angeles
Replies: 194
Views: 30196

Los Angeles

Someone this morning tried to edit the spreadsheet and ended up inserting a bunch of blank sheets. I'm not sure what they were trying to do but didn't see any actual changes so I've reverted the spreadsheet to the previous state. Get in contact with me if that was you and you were trying to do somet...
by bryan c
January 26th, 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings
Replies: 40
Views: 4637

Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings

I don't see the Berserker Day Packages after the Buy Our Wines link.

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