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by Leonard Taylor
October 4th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kelly Walker wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 7:17 pm
A few friends over for some rotisserie chicken.

My favorite Weller was the Antique.

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I like rotisserie chicken
by Leonard Taylor
September 30th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10772

Re: Cayuse is Live

Long time lurker, first time poster... Signed up 6/25/2012 Made it 9/28/2020 Allocated: 3 x 2019 En Cerise 3 x 2019 Callioux Put in for pretty much everything on the waitlist...but not holding my breath there. Assume you mean wish list and not wait list. They did not grant any wish list wines to an...
by Leonard Taylor
September 30th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10772

Re: Cayuse is Live

Long time lurker, first time poster... Signed up 6/25/2012 Made it 9/28/2020 Allocated: 3 x 2019 En Cerise 3 x 2019 Callioux Put in for pretty much everything on the waitlist...but not holding my breath there. Assume you mean wish list and not wait list. They did not grant any wish list wines to an...
by Leonard Taylor
September 29th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

That's funny Tony. If you ask me I find Eagle Rare 10 year incredible and very hard to beat for a daily drinker. Around $30 IIRC. My tastes just cannot justify spending over $100 for anything. It is mostly just hype and demand from trophy hunters after that. There are some people that spend ridiculo...
by Leonard Taylor
September 29th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sherwin Family Winery Burns
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Sherwin Family Winery Burns

More bad news:Dear Friends, We are heartbroken to share the news that our winery burned to the ground yesterday. But, rest assured, we will rebuild and be there for you. We still have wine and we are still in business, so all is not lost. Thank you all for your loyalty and incredible support. It mea...
by Leonard Taylor
September 29th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10772

Re: Cayuse is Live

Jeff_D wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Goose egg on wish list. Was hoping to at least get En Chamberlin Syrah, figured would get lucky in this crazy year.
Did you get an email indicating you did not get any wish list wines? I wish listed several but I have heard nothing about it from Cayuse.
by Leonard Taylor
September 29th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Nice score. You need to find an auction site, stat :D What is the secondary market price? $80-100+. The more recent releases have received stellar reviews from folks, so they may be more desirable at auction. The first couple of releases were panned. The Bottle Blue Book value is $100-120. I have f...
by Leonard Taylor
September 17th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Been drinking Four Roses Single Barrel. Really enjoying it. Distinctively different profile then the Small Batch which I find has a sweeter note on the finnish. Didn't know you were into bourbon. I got it bad. I highly recommend you go to Frugal's and get the Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series. It ...
by Leonard Taylor
August 19th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Favorite Neighbor @ Costco
Replies: 14
Views: 2592

Re: My Favorite Neighbor @ Costco

Well to me it’s like telling your wine club members f*ck Off. Which is what I’m doing.
by Leonard Taylor
August 19th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Favorite Neighbor @ Costco
Replies: 14
Views: 2592

My Favorite Neighbor @ Costco

Saw the 2017 today at Costco in Charlotte for $50. I looked up what I paid directly from the winery via the club $95 with shipping.
by Leonard Taylor
August 15th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Clear Ice
Replies: 40
Views: 2963

Re: Clear Ice

the very best method we've found is the partial or directional freezing method. we bought a cheap Coleman cooler, fill it with water, stick it in the freezer, and let it freeze most of the way, but not completely. it freezes from the top down, all the impurities in the water stay in the water as th...
by Leonard Taylor
June 14th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Steven King wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 5:13 am
Leonard Taylor wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 3:30 am
Anyone try the Knob Creek 15 just released? Worth it?
From the description, had to buy. Not tasted yet tho
Good to hear from you Steven. Hope you are well. My son picked up one for me in Greenville, SC but he hasn't delivered it yet. I love KC though.
by Leonard Taylor
June 11th, 2020, 3:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Anyone try the Knob Creek 15 just released? Worth it?
by Leonard Taylor
June 10th, 2020, 3:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Just got this today and first time tasting. The color is incredibly dark. The nose is brooding caramel, bananas, some slight smoke, vanilla bean. Palate is just amazing chestnut, caramel, mouth coating vanilla. A bit hot on the nose and somewhat on the tongue but with a t...
by Leonard Taylor
June 8th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Re: Cellar Tracker Down?

OK. Back up now but it was definitely down for a while here. Thanks.
by Leonard Taylor
June 8th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Cellar Tracker Down?

Just tried logging on and Bad Gateway. Anyone else having issues?
by Leonard Taylor
May 20th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Just got an Old Forester Single Barrel made just for our county and the local bourbon club. 250 bottles made. Incredible.
by Leonard Taylor
May 19th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 33
Views: 1995

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

I've had one for probably close to 20 years and it is just standing tall.
by Leonard Taylor
April 24th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Sun Break Wines: Whole Cluster or De-stemmed? Taste the difference; 20% discounts + free shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: Sun Break Wines: Whole Cluster or De-stemmed? Taste the difference; 20% discounts + free shipping

Our little local wine club just did a limited zoom virtual tasting with David. Thank you so much for joining us for this David. It was very informative and fun. These wines are very good and I highly recommend them. They are definitely worth the investment.
by Leonard Taylor
April 16th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 6082

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

Bill, This is off topic but can you tell me when the Berserker Day wines will ship?
by Leonard Taylor
March 31st, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 3638

Re: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal

John Peacock wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 3:48 pm
Leonard Taylor wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 12:58 pm
Wow. Mystery wine is 2008 pinot from Willamette Valley. Didn't even know it existed.
I'm pretty sure it is Chehalem Mountains fruit, I think they traded pinot noir grapes for syrah.
Thanks John. Is this a one time thing for Gramercy? I am just astounded that they made a pinot.
by Leonard Taylor
March 31st, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 3638

Re: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal

Wow. Mystery wine is 2008 pinot from Willamette Valley. Didn't even know it existed.
by Leonard Taylor
March 29th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rivers Marie Platt Vineyard PN 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 801

TN: Rivers Marie Platt Vineyard PN 2018

I could have easily rated this 100. I only got one bottle and couldn't wait to try it. Explosive nose jumps out of the glass. Dark as night. Probably would never guess pinot just on the looks. On the palate there is a good dose of oak, sweet vanilla, intense blackberry, incredibly complex, you just ...
by Leonard Taylor
March 27th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horsepower and No Girls
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: Horsepower and No Girls

Opened a 2013 Horsepower Sur Echalas Syrah last night. Two hour decant. It is incredibly funky. Read stinks. No fruit, olive brine, raw meat, bitterness. I don't know how this gets so much love but I understand different palates. To each his own. My wife wouldn't drink it and demanded I open up some...
by Leonard Taylor
March 26th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 4113

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

Jim F wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 10:18 am
There are more deals out there than in the linked list. Keenan 20%. Seavey I think had free shipping. Howell Mountain vintners and growers association has a list of specials. And more......
I am not seeing the 20% discount on Keenan's website. Do you have to be in the club to get that?
by Leonard Taylor
March 20th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I just don't see how you can beat the 1920. Damn, it is incredible.
by Leonard Taylor
March 10th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse weekend pickup party April, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Cayuse weekend pickup party April, 2020

This is truly a shame. I have attended this event for the past ten years. I feel sorry for all the other wineries, restaurants, B&B's, Uber Drivers that will lose out because of this.
by Leonard Taylor
March 4th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Salt Lake City
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Salt Lake City

Just returned also and a shout out to Pallet and HSL. Great food and reasonable corkage. HSL is quite loud however.
by Leonard Taylor
March 4th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sorry if this is a dumb question. Is ETL distributed once a year in the fall or is it distributed regularly throughout the year like Blantons? I see Blantons about once a month but never come across ETL. Thanks for any info. Neither one is ever seen in NC. If you are at the store the minute the tru...
by Leonard Taylor
February 26th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 71
Views: 3673

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

just moved everything from Chubb to Pure , saving 10% Do you mind sharing what your premium is with Pure based on the percentage to your wine value? Mine is with Pure on a separate rider and my premium is .006% of my wine value. But the value they are using is quite a bit higher that the community ...
by Leonard Taylor
February 26th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 71
Views: 3673

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

just moved everything from Chubb to Pure , saving 10% Do you mind sharing what your premium is with Pure based on the percentage to your wine value? Mine is with Pure on a separate rider and my premium is .006% of my wine value. But the value they are using is quite a bit higher that the community ...
by Leonard Taylor
February 26th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 71
Views: 3673

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

One is really best off to get the whole package (including homeowners) from one carrier. Chubb, Pure, and a couple other do this. It is hard to do one off and then I always worry about the actual coverage when needed. As noted above Chubb is great on a claim. I have used Chubb and now use Pure who ...
by Leonard Taylor
February 25th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Insurance Valuations
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Insurance Valuations

What is the opinion of the Board regarding the value of your wine collection for insurance purposes? Do you generally use the CT community values? Is it better to use replacement value, i.e. Wine Searcher? Or just what you paid for it? My current provider requires a separate rider for wine & the cos...
by Leonard Taylor
February 19th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine night in Charlotte
Replies: 25
Views: 1974

Re: A wine night in Charlotte

I quit going to the CF&W events several years ago after it was taken over by some big egos. It used to be great and the big walk around tastings were events that you did not want to miss.
by Leonard Taylor
February 17th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine night in Charlotte
Replies: 25
Views: 1974

Re: A wine night in Charlotte

Kevin, That's quite a list but your statement that most restaurants in Charlotte charge no corkage fee is very misleading. And it's not true. Most do charge corkage. I have lived here for 40 years and eat out frequently. Nearly all downtown restaurants charge pretty hefty corkage fees. Peppervine at...
by Leonard Taylor
February 16th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine night in Charlotte
Replies: 25
Views: 1974

Re: A wine night in Charlotte

Namely most every restaurant is zero corkage or nominal at best ($5 or maybe $10 in the rare fine dining establishment). I am not sure where you eat in Charlotte but I have never seen corkage as low as $5. Almost everywhere they charge corkage and most of the time it is over $10. A few of the more ...
by Leonard Taylor
February 12th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 25050

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

Had to cancel my card & I bought from Flannery.
by Leonard Taylor
February 10th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Cayuse Weekend 2020

Anyone know the dates?
by Leonard Taylor
February 9th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 7827

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****

Andrew Demaree wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Are these shipping or being held? Sounds like others are receiving their bottles already?
Mine arrived on Friday.
by Leonard Taylor
February 8th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Salt Lake City
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Salt Lake City

Any new/old restaurants to recommend near downtown SLC?
by Leonard Taylor
February 6th, 2020, 4:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!
Replies: 25
Views: 2846

Re: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!

How long is the drive from Seattle to Walla Walla.....would flying in to Portland be of any advantage? Portland is shorter by 30 minutes and drive is much more scenic. Thanks! I have driven both routes. The drive from Seattle is also quite beautiful and the transition from rain forest to dry high d...
by Leonard Taylor
February 6th, 2020, 3:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Texas Hill Country Winery recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

Re: Texas Hill Country Winery recs?

I highly recommend Hye Meadow. Their Italian varietals are quite good. Especially the Aglianico. I have featured them in blind tastings to the astonishment of experienced wine drinkers. Plus Garrison Bros distillery is just down the road.
by Leonard Taylor
January 26th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers
Replies: 130
Views: 7244

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers

Marcus, Could I get offer #2? I will send an email also.
by Leonard Taylor
January 24th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3874
Views: 217802

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Dave McCloskey wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 3:28 pm
I recently picked up a bottle of Wellers 12 year old Bourbon. For Bourbon connoisseurs, you know how hard it is to land Wellers 12 year old. Maybe harder than finding Pappy Van Winkle.
Where? Maybe we should start a thread to help fellow bourbon brothers find bourbon?
by Leonard Taylor
January 19th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 4142

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

Totally psyched about this Kelley. We had such a great time visiting with you a couple of years ago and we love your wines. I can't wait to see your offers. Your wines are incredible.
by Leonard Taylor
January 13th, 2020, 4:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Mirabai PN
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Mirabai PN

One of my favorite pinot producers. The Ahurani is also an incredible value.
by Leonard Taylor
January 7th, 2020, 2:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 3120

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

Back to the OP... The real question is, how much do you spend on wine every year and how much do you spend on bourbon? Even if you buy 25 bottles of $50 bourbon a year, the total ($1,250) will probably be far less than you spend on wine. As I've said, for me anyway, it's not that much of how much I...
by Leonard Taylor
January 6th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 3120

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 4:45 pm
WTF guys...Mr. Chen, chill.
No shit. Take a pill dude.
by Leonard Taylor
January 6th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 3120

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

I still love wine and it is my preferred beverage. Especially with food. But this new obsession with bourbon has given me the push I needed to stop buying so much wine. At my age I just needed to scale back on my wine buying. I have a nice cellar with more wine that I could possibly drink in my life...
by Leonard Taylor
January 6th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 3120

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

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greg gartland wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Yes, on a few occasions I have made stupid wine purchases after 2-3 bourbons....

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