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by Scott Wi3gand
February 9th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have your best wine experiences been with white or red?
Replies: 23
Views: 834

Re: Have your best wine experiences been with white or red?

Best wine experiences are always with red wines except for when they are with white wines
by Scott Wi3gand
November 21st, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your worst wine of the year? Well, mine's blue!
Replies: 45
Views: 2355

Re: What is your worst wine of the year? Well, mine's blue!

The worst wine I’ve ever had in my life was definitely a chocolate flavored “wine”. I was extremely against the idea but I had a friend who said that it’s delicious (I now know - far too late- that I cannot trust his palate about ANYTHING) and curiosity got the better of me. I found it to be horribl...
by Scott Wi3gand
November 21st, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your worst wine of the year? Well, mine's blue!
Replies: 45
Views: 2355

Re: What is your worst wine of the year? Well, mine's blue!

My worst wine of the year was a pan-Franco (madeup term) field blend of equal parts Cab Sav, Petit Verdot, Syrah, and Grenache. It was made by some fool who didn’t know the first thing about winemaking and probably just looked it up on the internet after harvesting the grapes. The nose is ok but tas...
by Scott Wi3gand
October 13th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle chillers
Replies: 41
Views: 1552

Re: Bottle chillers

https://www.rosinpower.com/thermo-scientific-glacier-series-g50-pc200-50c-ultra-low-refrigerated-circulator.html Now this is what you need. Don’t mess around with wet paper towels when you can chill with scientific precision. [training.gif] It's very convenient that they let you schedule weekly ord...
by Scott Wi3gand
October 13th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle chillers
Replies: 41
Views: 1552

Re: Bottle chillers

https://www.rosinpower.com/thermo-scien ... lator.html

Now this is what you need. Don’t mess around with wet paper towels when you can chill with scientific precision. [training.gif]
by Scott Wi3gand
September 15th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filter old wine?
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: Filter old wine?

Isn’t there somebody who says they always filter their wine. I’m not motivated enough to do a search but interested parties might find what they need. Or perhaps that person will weigh in on this thread given the topic.
by Scott Wi3gand
September 14th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Too much Pinot?
Replies: 22
Views: 1409

Re: Too much Pinot?

I reject the concept of too much Pinot. Too much happiness? Too much money? Too much love? No such thing.
by Scott Wi3gand
September 12th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help build a new collection
Replies: 74
Views: 3482

Re: Help build a new collection

Pinot < $50 1. Rhys Bearwhallow 2. Domaine Eden Pinot 3. Arcadian (not sure which label) 4. Soliste Narcisse 5. Freeman Sonoma Don’t sleep on the Oregon scene for Pinot (and Chardonnay). There are a good deal of OR threads on this board (many with titles including Willamette Valley) and the average...
by Scott Wi3gand
September 2nd, 2018, 10:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Who owns whom...interesting beer chart.
Replies: 9
Views: 883

Re: Who owns whom...interesting beer chart.

Where’d you get this, Anton. I’d love to check up on this list every so often. I was just at Pfreim in Hood River today and thinking about how many amazing independent breweries there are in Oregon.
by Scott Wi3gand
August 30th, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Pinots - style guide
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Re: Oregon Pinots - style guide

I’ve been wanting to start a thread like this but never got around to it. I have had several OR Pinots that were great and quite a few that were just not. I find that I prefer restrained and less intervention styles but I can’t always tell who makes what styles. This could be a nice compendium of OR...
by Scott Wi3gand
August 10th, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jelly?
Replies: 30
Views: 966

Jelly?

K John Joseph wrote:Mucus plug. Should have baby bojo in like 12 hours
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by Scott Wi3gand
August 6th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IKEA 'Hutten' wine rack
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

IKEA 'Hutten' wine rack

Here’s the examples of both styles: Interesting juxtaposition of reading material there. Shoulda censored it better huh? Now you know what I’m into, drugs and hilted weaponry. Not one single profession I could find that combines the two so I had to make a tough choice and only pick one when I decid...
by Scott Wi3gand
August 4th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IKEA 'Hutten' wine rack
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

IKEA 'Hutten' wine rack

Here’s the examples of both styles:
by Scott Wi3gand
August 4th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IKEA 'Hutten' wine rack
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

IKEA 'Hutten' wine rack

I would avoid these unless you have a ton of space you are looking to waste. My shelving for my den wine storage is the kallax/nornas size squares with the wine “x” holders. I’ve found that it was more efficient to ditch the x’s and just use plywood cut to fit at a diagonal. Less wasted space but mo...
by Scott Wi3gand
July 13th, 2018, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Irancy
Replies: 22
Views: 1172

Irancy

Mel Knox wrote:It s a variety that does well when it hails.
It pairs well with Parmesan and croutons.
by Scott Wi3gand
July 1st, 2018, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 320
Views: 19166

What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

First ever Coravin experience and I chose the 2016 Goodfellow WV Chardonnay for my test run. Maybe it’s the argon speaking but this might be the best value for a fantastic Chardonnay out there. I love the lightness and balance with that hint of flinty/matchstick action. I am going to load up on this...
by Scott Wi3gand
June 30th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roy Piper price increase
Replies: 95
Views: 7244

Roy Piper price increase

Eric Lundblad wrote:
Roy Piper wrote:I am still waiting for someone to do what sports owners are doing with season tickets.... have a $500 "personal license fee" just to have the "right" to purchase a cult wine. LOL.
Or a waiting list subscription fee!
That is actual genius! Why doesn’t anyone do that?
by Scott Wi3gand
June 24th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinker or Taster
Replies: 24
Views: 1306

Drinker or Taster

Let’s be honest here, if wine had half the alcohol it does now, we’d just drink twice as much.
by Scott Wi3gand
June 13th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Parkerization Lie
Replies: 180
Views: 7472

The Big Parkerization Lie

Nope, can’t see any reason for discussion here. Seems perfectly in order and with controversy to me.
by Scott Wi3gand
April 15th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking for half wine barrels
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Looking for half wine barrels

https://www.winebusiness.com/classified ... gid=153804
Haven’t used this site but looks to fit the bill.
by Scott Wi3gand
March 27th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: LaClarine petite manseng '16....(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 139

TN: LaClarine petite manseng '16....(short/boring)

I'd go out in the yard and wade around in my bare feet in the leaves and would step on some rotted apples that had overwintered out there under the snow and this dark brown pulp would ooze up between my toes, mixing w/ my usual toe jam. This is the grossest visual I’ve gotten on this forum. Maybe I...
by Scott Wi3gand
March 18th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montelena estate cab 03, 04 or 05
Replies: 18
Views: 783

Montelena estate cab 03, 04 or 05

Champagne. It’s always champagne.
by Scott Wi3gand
March 4th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you decant Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1446

Do you decant Champagne?

I tend to decant or just vigorously swirl in glass my sparking wine when I see or suspect over enthusiastic bubbles. I don’t like the bubbles much anyway so getting rid of a good half of them right off the bat and then serving in a larger glass to further deaccentuate them is my modus operandi. The ...
by Scott Wi3gand
March 4th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 468
Views: 36275

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2007 Cabot Syrah, Klamath Cuvee
Love this wine! Smokey and pepper and spice on the nose, still lively fruit and plenty of acidity. Terrific finish. I love this and can’t wait to try the next bottle.
by Scott Wi3gand
March 3rd, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $10K to drop on wine - whaddya buy?
Replies: 67
Views: 3059

$10K to drop on wine - whaddya buy?

If this question were posed in January, I’d say I’d have myself one hell of a berserker day! I wonder how close anyone got to this mark this year.
by Scott Wi3gand
February 25th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for a new decanter
Replies: 44
Views: 1565

Looking for a new decanter

1L Erlenmeyer flask. I like it because it’s cheap, it looks cool (to me), and it has a wide bottom that allows a large air exchange. I can also swirl it if I want with zero chance of spilling and it’s virtually impossible to knock over.
by Scott Wi3gand
February 24th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto disappointment
Replies: 88
Views: 5069

Zalto disappointment

FWIW, I absolutely loathe and detest champagne flutes. It sounds like you enjoy using them and somehow we’re expecting these wide bottomed glasses to somehow behave like a flute. I think this may be much more about your preconceived expectations for these glasses and less about their actual performa...
by Scott Wi3gand
February 23rd, 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Wine Rest after Shipping?
Replies: 60
Views: 1921

Let Wine Rest after Shipping?

Anton D wrote:
ky1em!ttskus wrote:Pascal’s Wine Wager?
That was awesome, just so you know. [cheers.gif]
+1
Very well done Kyle.
by Scott Wi3gand
February 23rd, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 JB Neufeld Yakima Valley Cabernet
Replies: 2
Views: 166

TN: 2014 JB Neufeld Yakima Valley Cabernet

Purchased from BerserkerDay, and received a couple of weeks ago. Popped and poured last night on its own to get an idea of where it's at. Purple core with ruby edges. Well structured with grippy tannins across the mid-palate and and juicy acidity--needed about 15 minutes of swirling to get the tann...
by Scott Wi3gand
February 23rd, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Wine Rest after Shipping?
Replies: 60
Views: 1921

Let Wine Rest after Shipping?

If people were really all that into travel shock phobia, they'd be dropping their BYO wines at the restaurant a week in advance so as not to bruise their delicate grape juice with the harrowing ride from cellar to the establishment's dining table. You don't do that? I do the opposite in pursuit of ...
by Scott Wi3gand
February 11th, 2018, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 468
Views: 36275

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2015 Princess and the Peasant Carignan - both my wife and I were blown away by how much we liked this and especially for the value. I won’t add too much since there are half a dozen tasting notes for this already. I will say that I could be satisfied just smelling this wine but it also has such good...
by Scott Wi3gand
February 10th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Documentaries
Replies: 19
Views: 1869

Best Wine Documentaries

Blood Into Wine was a fun movie if you also enjoy progressive rock music from the 90’s and 2000’s.

BTW, I think there was an older thread about this topic but I’m too lazy to look for it.
by Scott Wi3gand
February 10th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eucalyptus, garrigue, and other wine flavoring additives
Replies: 84
Views: 1975

Eucalyptus, garrigue, and other wine flavoring additives

I would personally avoid any such wine but I don’t think it should be outlawed as long as it is disclosed. The fining agents and other additives that can be added without listing I’m more ok with (except mega colors which I think should always be disclosed) because they largely don’t remain in the w...
by Scott Wi3gand
February 10th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eucalyptus, garrigue, and other wine flavoring additives
Replies: 84
Views: 1975

Eucalyptus, garrigue, and other wine flavoring additives

Chris Seiber wrote:Why not other desirable flavors? For example, why not add a bit of black olive to syrah…
Because that would be gross!
by Scott Wi3gand
February 9th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 468
Views: 36275

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

I Pobega’d a 2014 Briceland Rhonda’s Vineyard Pinot Noir tonight: Damn this is good. There is a wonderful and complex array of aromas that changes as you drink. It starts with tart cherry and raspberry with some earthy underbrush and a touch of spice. The palate is much the same but more spices on t...
by Scott Wi3gand
February 4th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting descriptors that make you RUN
Replies: 148
Views: 4280

Wine tasting descriptors that make you RUN

Sometimes I think I’m the only one that hates petrol. 3 pages and (unless I missed it) not one vote for petrol?!? I didn’t weigh in the the hedonistic debate earlier but I think that eventually (maybe already) hedonistic will not be a strong enough term to describe such wines. I’d like to propose ot...
by Scott Wi3gand
January 31st, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!
Replies: 59
Views: 3239

Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!

Adam G wrote:Received today in SoCal, and rather pleased at the distribution! 2014&15 Pinot Noir Deep End, 2014 Unfiltered Pinot Noir l'Ancienne, 2014 Chardonnay 1er Reserve, 2014 Gewurtztraminer Brut, 2013 Mendocino Cab Sauv
Rather pleased, that’s pretty much a jackpot mystery pack!
by Scott Wi3gand
January 28th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Sandler Rolls Back the Prices, 33% Savings on 4 Packs!
Replies: 68
Views: 3684

Sandler Rolls Back the Prices, 33% Savings on 4 Packs!

Scott, I’m on a flight to Houston, and if the Southwest Airlines wifi allows this reply to go through, I can confirm you definitely ordered yesterday. Thank you, and thanks to everyone who ordered!! Some of those compliments went too far, but I appreciate them. My interns and fellow winemakers I wo...
by Scott Wi3gand
January 28th, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Sandler Rolls Back the Prices, 33% Savings on 4 Packs!
Replies: 68
Views: 3684

Sandler Rolls Back the Prices, 33% Savings on 4 Packs!

I thought I put an order in for a Pinot 4-pack, however I didn’t get an order confirmation/receipt by email. I’m a little worried I only dreamt that I ordered.
by Scott Wi3gand
January 27th, 2018, 5:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3329

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

Order in for the Humboldt Syrah vertical. I guess I have Todd to blame for this because he just makes these sound so good. I’m very excited to try these.
by Scott Wi3gand
January 27th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!
Replies: 59
Views: 3239

Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!

My order is in for one mystery pack and another 6 to round out the case. The 2013 late harvest Gewurtztraminer I got last year was a revelation for me! I’ve loved pretty much everything I’ve had so far but especially the whites, enough that this makes my 3rd case from Navarro in 12 months now. I di...
by Scott Wi3gand
January 27th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Princess and the Peasant - SALE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY, 1/30
Replies: 61
Views: 2779

Princess and the Peasant - High Altitude Pinot Noir and Old Vine Carignan

Thank for for adding the new Carignan case, I was on the fence about ordering until I saw that! Order in for the Carignan case, very excited to try these!
by Scott Wi3gand
January 27th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JB Neufeld BDIX - Artisan Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 27
Views: 2075

JB Neufeld BDIX - Artisan Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

Well, my order is in! No shipping for me, just let me know when I can pick em up. I can’t wait for everyone’s thoughts on these wines! Thanks again Justin and Brooke!
by Scott Wi3gand
January 27th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!
Replies: 59
Views: 3239

Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!

My order is in for one mystery pack and another 6 to round out the case. The 2013 late harvest Gewurtztraminer I got last year was a revelation for me! I’ve loved pretty much everything I’ve had so far but especially the whites, enough that this makes my 3rd case from Navarro in 12 months now.
by Scott Wi3gand
January 27th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 43
Views: 3163

Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

Andrew Morris wrote:
Scott Wiegand wrote:In at the last minute for preview pack. Email coming.
Scott.

I got your email. Thanks.
Thank you, Andrew. I’m very excited to try Humboldt Pinot, I figured yours were a great place to start.
by Scott Wi3gand
January 26th, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 43
Views: 3163

Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

In at the last minute for preview pack. Email coming.
by Scott Wi3gand
January 24th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: BDIX Newbie Intros
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: JB Neufeld - Dedicated. Thoughtful. Precise.
Replies: 34
Views: 2524

NEWBIE INTRO: JB Neufeld - Dedicated. Thoughtful. Precise.

Unfortunately it's a rarity for a winemaker to use substantial new oak well (for my palate). Burgundy seems to manage substantial new oak just fine but those wines are meant to seriously go the distance and are at times inaccessible for the first ten years. Are your wines made for long term aging? ...

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