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by H Wallace Jr
April 3rd, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Greetings ALL- This is a reminder for all participants to register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQkf-6qrzgj3WxgnFICOpNYYObgDdbZ9w The Tasting is Sunday 4/5 from 2PM PDT to 3:30 PDT An email with all of the details (decanting, serving, zoom info, etc) was just sent to your emails on file. If ...
by H Wallace Jr
March 30th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard

What a fascinating opportunity to compare these two wines from the same vineyard picked four weeks apart - has anyone ever had similar from any other (red) vineyard? I can't recall seeing anything similar. I'm on night two of both of them now and loving them even more. Thanks, Brad! Just a note to ...
by H Wallace Jr
March 29th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard

Markus S wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 10:48 am
Too bad I cannot attend as I have none of these wines.
There is a solution to that problem. [cheers.gif]

These are designed to be an interactive experience and we hope to see you at a future event.
by H Wallace Jr
March 29th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard

Jesse- Huge thanks for participating. It was awesome to see you, so many Berserkers, and all the friendly faces. The feedback we've got has been phenomenal (thanks everyone!)- We are going to keep these going and evolving. For those interested, here is the upcoming schedule for the rest of Series I....
by H Wallace Jr
March 28th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2387

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

older Pradeaux are definite favs. At what age do you typically drink Pradeaux. I love their wines but am not sure I have shown enough patience with them. I've been drinking 89-94 and those are mostly in the zone. I recently opened an 01 and it was stunning, but still mostly primary (though the tann...
by H Wallace Jr
March 27th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2387

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Robert, I drink a lot of older old world Mourvèdre. I love those wines ( though I take an almost opposite approach in our winemaking ). Sure. Please keep in mind I also love, collect, and drink a ton of wines made in the ways below. We are almost always 100% Mourvèdre vs. blended (by AOC rules Band...
by H Wallace Jr
March 27th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2387

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Hardy I can see from your style while you like Souhaut. I’m not sure how that wine fell off my radar, I guess two of my go-to retailers stopped carrying them (just checked). I need to get back at them. The gamay, by the way, is really good, unique and generally quite fresh and soulful. Thank you- I...
by H Wallace Jr
March 27th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2387

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Hardy I can see from your style while you like Souhaut. I’m not sure how that wine fell off my radar, I guess two of my go-to retailers stopped carrying them (just checked). I need to get back at them. The gamay, by the way, is really good, unique and generally quite fresh and soulful. Thank you- I...
by H Wallace Jr
March 26th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2387

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Robert, I drink a lot of older old world Mourvèdre. I love those wines (though I take an almost opposite approach in our winemaking). Old Tempier vineyard designates and older Pradeaux are definite favs. I enjoy Leon Barral though I seem to prefer the wines more on the younger side vs. older. Though...
by H Wallace Jr
March 26th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Greetings and Important Update- Last night, we found out that FedEx had delays with shipping this week. Almost half of the orders for this Sunday’s WineBerserker interactive tasting will not arrive until Monday. We worked with our warehouse and with FedEx to upgrade all pending shipments, but they c...
by H Wallace Jr
March 25th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Sémillon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Yountville)
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Sémillon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Yountville)

Greg- Thanks for popping this one. I appreciate you checking in on it! I dig the '14. I think it is just starting to open up. If anyone still has this, I'd decant it for about 45 and serve cellar temp, or hold for a bit as I think it still has time. I pulled one of each '14 (skin and concrete and th...
by H Wallace Jr
March 25th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 5019

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

I would, and have, reported this to FedEx. Too many possible negatives can come from that practice. Joe Drivers are busting their tail right now under crazy conditions and literally risking their lives so people can get what they need / want. This is the exact opposite time I'd rat out a driver for...
by H Wallace Jr
March 25th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Hi, Quick question: when are the orders shipping for SoCal? I ordered Sunday, just want to make sure I get the wine in time! Cheers! JF I'll check w/ the warehouse when they open up this AM. Anything in this weekend should have been packed and shipped out yesterday. Had the Shake Ridge tonight. Goo...
by H Wallace Jr
March 24th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)
Replies: 21
Views: 2157

Re: Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)

These wines (and people) are awesome!
by H Wallace Jr
March 24th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Just to clarify some confusion with the dates. The Berserker Event is Sunday, 3/29 at 2PM Pacific. Here is the link to register https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQkf-6qrzgj3WxgnFICOpNYYObgDdbZ9w There is an Enz / Outer Limits tasting Saturday 3/28 that went out to the entire mailing list- (this is ...
by H Wallace Jr
March 23rd, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Michael Martin wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 6:28 am
My wine arrives today. Will join in this weekend.
Fantastic! See you Sunday! Thank you.
by H Wallace Jr
March 23rd, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Gianna Macchia wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 9:44 pm
Hi! New to WB and just purchased to join in this tasting. Not sure we’ll receive them in time, but hopeful. Thanks!
Hi Gianna,

Welcome!

Thanks for the order. I'll talk to the warehouse this AM and if needed will bump your order to 3-day (on us).

I look forward to seeing you.
by H Wallace Jr
March 22nd, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Here are the details and the registration link. SUNDAY- 3/29 2PM Pacific 2018 Shake Ridge Ranch 2018 Rodnick Farm 2018 Enz Vineyard Mourvèdre To Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQkf-6qrzgj3WxgnFICOpNYYObgDdbZ9w Ann Kraemer of Shake Ridge Ranch will join us and there will be live music by...
by H Wallace Jr
March 22nd, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Just took the dive and ordered a six pack! Looking forward to it! Quick question: Is it on Sunday the 29 or Saturday the 28th? I see both dates in the post. JF Thanks for the order! The Berserker tasting will be Sun 3/29 2PM Pacific. I have a non-Berserker tasting 3/28 (I may have mixed the dates- ...
by H Wallace Jr
March 22nd, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Huge thanks to everyone that participated yesterday. What a blast! It was awesome to see you and a thrill to have Ann Kraemer of Shake Ridge, and Eric Benny Bloom of Lettuce and Borahm Keys of Break Science participate. I'm working on the email and invite for the 3/28 and 4/4 events. Those will go o...
by H Wallace Jr
March 21st, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Just a note- We are now full for today. 100 participants registered. Thank you!
by H Wallace Jr
March 20th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Any chance of a recording for those who can’t make it live? We are not planning on recording the first series. We will look to record the 2nd series starting in early April. Outstanding. As I don't have the 2018 yet, I will be opening something else from Shake Ridge. Go for it! The '16 will be clos...
by H Wallace Jr
March 20th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Screen Shot 2020-03-20 at 7.17.03 AM.png For those signed up for tomorrow's tasting with the 2018 Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvèdre- We will be joined by Ann Kraemer of Shake Ridge Ranch and will get funky with live music from Grammy winner Eric Benny Bloom of Lettuce. https://mailchi.mp/dirtyandrowdy/sh...
by H Wallace Jr
March 19th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Enfield Spring Release Extended w/ $1 Shipping and a Free Bottle of Rosé on $150+ orders
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Enfield Spring Release Extended w/ $1 Shipping and a Free Bottle of Rosé on $150+ orders

I know I have told others but John's current spring release is one of the most exciting end to end releases I have ever tried. I tried them all pre-release and left the bottles open for about 8 days. They shined all the way through. The Citrine is major major QPR. Heron Lake Chard is a steal- one of...
by H Wallace Jr
March 19th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Thanks John and David- This is going to be a great event. We just finished our first rehearsal for this Saturday's tasting (which is just 1 wine vs. the 3 for the WB pack) and we are totally psyched.
by H Wallace Jr
March 18th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Thanks Patrick and Joe! I look forward to seeing you.

For East Coasters, if you'd like to participate in the tasting on 3/28, we would love to have your orders in today so you can still utilize the free / included ground shipping.
by H Wallace Jr
March 17th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video offlines...could they become a thing?
Replies: 47
Views: 1149

Re: Video offlines...could they become a thing?

Dumb question - if you set up a Zoom meeting, can any invitees who have a computer, speaker, mic and camera attend, or so they need some kind of Zoom install or license on their computer to be able to participate? Invitees do not need to pay for a license, but they do need to have zoom installed an...
by H Wallace Jr
March 17th, 2020, 3:42 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

I was able to taste these wines a week or so ago. Your are in for a treat. Highly recommend buying! Thanks a ton! It was a blast having you at the winery. really looking forward to this tasting. hoping that McCarus gets these wines to SC before then because I promised a local shop that just went pi...
by H Wallace Jr
March 16th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video offlines...could they become a thing?
Replies: 47
Views: 1149

Re: Video offlines...could they become a thing?

I think we are now in the age of the 'virtual' tasting - some wineries like Modus Operandi have been doing this for quite some time; others like Hardy will be doing this weekend (along with a couple of other wineries, like Byron Blatty wines. I too will be offering up a 'virtual tasting' of a few o...
by H Wallace Jr
March 16th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Yes- https://zoom.us is the tool we will use. I will send out the link and more info at the end of the week. One important note, ideally everyone will want to have a set of good headphones or speakers attached to their computer. We have a special guest joining us that you definitely want to tune in ...
by H Wallace Jr
March 16th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Michael Martin wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 1:59 pm
I am in, especially after hearing your interview with Chris on the Bedrock podcast.
Thanks a ton! This is going to be a great time!
by H Wallace Jr
March 16th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Cool! I’ll do a sixer, but may be too hot to ship to FL. Can you hold until it cools, even if that means fall? Sorry, but global warming .... :)
Thanks Robert! We can hold for sure. Also- I am happy to work in an later date for folks in hot climates!
by H Wallace Jr
March 16th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Huge thanks to the WB mods and members for putting this together. For many of us, our issues over the next weeks (months?) will not be a lack of wine. Instead it may be that we need connection and want new experiences that extend beyond our small circles of family and loved ones. On Sunday, 3/29 at ...
by H Wallace Jr
March 15th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22337

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Grateful for the offer. I bought 6 (3 NYs and 3 KCs). Wish I could have bought more but we are close to maxed on freezer space.
by H Wallace Jr
March 15th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Newsom orders all California wineries to close
Replies: 52
Views: 3110

Re: Newsom orders all California wineries to close

Apart from tasting room sales, this is going to severely disrupt spring bottling for many wineries. Bottling dates are hard enough to schedule under normal circumstances.
by H Wallace Jr
March 14th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Thanks a ton everyone. This is just the start. More info will go out Monday to the D&R mailing list. We experimented with some interactive video tastings last year. We planned to launch a comprehensive series Jan '21 as part of a larger customer experience, but the current situation tells us that we...
by H Wallace Jr
March 13th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Antle Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Antle Vineyard

David- Cheers to a swift healing. I'm honored to be part of your recovery. We are thinking of you!
by H Wallace Jr
March 10th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Conversations
Replies: 39
Views: 3342

Re: Bedrock Wine Conversations

Listened to the Hardy Wallace podcast today. Best one yet? I think I need to buy some Dirty and Rowdy. Thanks Michael and Brian! I had a great time sitting down with Chris. We had a ton of fun recording that episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bedrock-wine-conversations/id1485567629?i=10...
by H Wallace Jr
March 7th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 1772

Re: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?

Lots of mentions of the marketing" of these wines- What is the marketing that people are referring too?
by H Wallace Jr
February 29th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3903

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Philip N. Jones wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Bring wine. Don’t bring glasses. Suck it up. It’s just one night.
Phil Jones
This.
Just have fun and don't sweat it.
by H Wallace Jr
February 28th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dirty & Rowdy does Italian!
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: TN: Dirty & Rowdy does Italian!

Thanks so much for the report and the beautiful pairings. Both Enz and Evangelho carry a lot of presence and great acidity that I think they are awesome pairings with Italian food. I agree, the '16 Enz needs a bit of a longer decant and has time before hitting its peak. The newly released 2018 Enz i...
by H Wallace Jr
February 27th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting visits...trifling questions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1599

Re: Tasting visits...trifling questions.

Mattstolz wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 3:23 am
my wife and I are visiting some places in Volnay in April, and I was planning on going a totally different route of bringing an interesting gift from where we live. specifically, since we're from SC I am planning on bringing them Sean Brock's cornbread mix.
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by H Wallace Jr
February 25th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Per glass pricing for smaller wineries...
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Per glass pricing for smaller wineries...

For many smaller wineries this is at best break-even pricing for a bottle, maybe even a loss when you consider transport etc. But, it does get people to try the wines and might lead to people buying the wines down the line. Selling wines at or below cost with the hopes of gaining DTC customers is n...
by H Wallace Jr
February 21st, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2890

Re: Question for mailing list members

I imagine costs are quite a bit lower for them to sell wholesale anyway, as it requires less manpower and hand selling. This may be perception, but it is not reality for a small winery. Selling wine 3 tier starts with half the revenue and almost no margin. To sell wholesale effectively comes at ver...
by H Wallace Jr
February 18th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 11987

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

Case order in looking forward to these as always.
by H Wallace Jr
February 13th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 77
Views: 5465

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

I popped a Carignane last night too and agree with your description. It's a beautiful wine -- delicious both with and without food for us. Surprisingly open for business too! Thanks for the note, Joe! I haven't opened one since last fall. Like a numbskull, I miscalculated inventory on the Carignane...
by H Wallace Jr
February 10th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession
Replies: 49
Views: 4112

Re: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession

Six Enz/Six OL I’ll uncork one each this Spring I think. This is the move with these two (Enz and Outer Limits)- Pop both side by side sometime this spring, fire up the grill or roast something hearty. They are a trip together. ----- [worship.gif] Incredible thanks to everyone for the support!
by H Wallace Jr
February 7th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky wine pairing - feijoada!
Replies: 21
Views: 727

Re: Tricky wine pairing - feijoada!

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