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by B Thorne
December 5th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 109
Views: 6138

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Cruse? Arietta? Fine Disregard? Keep Wines?

All exciting projects!
by B Thorne
December 4th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 109
Views: 6138

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

CJ Beazley wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 10:02 am
I really hope there’s some half bottle offers this year.
x2
by B Thorne
November 22nd, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating
Replies: 42
Views: 2296

Re: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating

I have to imagine that this harms the wines value to some degree. Probably more difficult to open and enjoy in mixed company / a formal setting?
by B Thorne
November 21st, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Full body, black fruit, and funky...name your poison
Replies: 32
Views: 1259

Re: Full body, black fruit, and funky...name your poison

Doug Schulman wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 11:49 am
B Thorne wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 9:33 am
I come from a land down undah.

Shiraz
The word "funky" being in the subject line, this suggestion makes no sense (yes, there are exceptions, but typically, not at all).
Oh who died and made you the funky police?
by B Thorne
November 21st, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Full body, black fruit, and funky...name your poison
Replies: 32
Views: 1259

Re: Full body, black fruit, and funky...name your poison

I come from a land down undah.

Shiraz
by B Thorne
November 20th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 48
Views: 3698

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

I hate when people make money!

*old man screams at cloud*
by B Thorne
November 16th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hybrid wine shops/bars - Vinepair article
Replies: 31
Views: 1048

Re: Hybrid wine shops/bars - Vinepair article

Just think "if my son / daughter / wife / husband / loved one worked here..how much would I tip?" then tip that amount.

Need not over complicate this.
by B Thorne
November 12th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you always taste before you buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Do you always taste before you buy?

It's too much fun to buy a wine and then hate myself after I realize I don't even like it and get to play a game where I convince myself over time that I like it.
by B Thorne
November 12th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 5778

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

85 Taittinger
88 Perrier J Belle Epoque
85 Dom P
08 Dom P
by B Thorne
November 12th, 2019, 1:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 97
Views: 11819

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

98's from JD for both the Syrah and Grenache. Am I from the future? Perhaps. Let’s think critically. Is it possible for this wine to be bad and sub 98? Highly doubtful. This is SQN. Critics needs SQN, they won’t dare bite the hand of Manfred and Elaine’s offspring. Did I get some? Yes. Am I a sheep?...
by B Thorne
November 11th, 2019, 2:10 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTT - Small Format Bottles (375ml)
Replies: 1
Views: 227

WTB/WTT - Small Format Bottles (375ml)

Looking for more small formats - bdx or otherwise. I'm interested in anything regardless of age (except no sauternes, please).

I've got a bunch of 'normal' sized bottles & plenty of vintage champagne for trade or there is always cash. I'm sure I can find something you'd like.

Thanks [cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
November 7th, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: Champagne to cellar

Reminds me I've got too much aged and drinkable champs sitting in the cellar. Good problem to have but I want a more diverse selection of juices. Got to make some room..
by B Thorne
October 10th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 5778

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Cody S wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 6:17 am
1985 PJ Belle Epoque
1985 Taittinger Art Series
[cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
October 9th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2673

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

Easy: Primary - all the characteristics coming from the vineyard and grape (fruit, floral, herbaceous) Secondary - all the characteristics coming from the wine making process (oak, malo, lees contact, etc) Tertiary- the feeling you get looking at your bank account after buying an aged wine that prop...
by B Thorne
October 2nd, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keys to the Kingdom
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: FS: Keys to the Kingdom

R_Gilbane wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 7:07 pm
Mark Y R U ASKING me silly ass questions?
This is one of the best posts i've seen on here in awhile. [cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
September 24th, 2019, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4317

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

+1 Heitz, Dunn, Duckhorn maybe..Opus..lots of good suggestions above

Go to Paso and get funky like the rest of us
by B Thorne
September 21st, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3442

Re: Delta Skyclub

Haven't considered this..the game is changed
by B Thorne
September 20th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2259

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

I get that this was a massive effort and that's really cool. Anybody have any idea what's actually in the glass from the estate site? I'd much rather drink a story-free great wine than a meh wine with a cool story. Anyone know if the juice is as good as the story (which is, admittedly, cool)? I mea...
by B Thorne
September 13th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2340

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

Great note - I, too, have never heard of KK..I am interested to see what the people say. After reading your note I might have to snag a few bottles and see what it's all about for myself.
by B Thorne
September 12th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

Take receipt of the wines, continue to reach out. If unwilling to send from your address/cellar, just refund and relist them on CC. I'm sure someone would be interested. An unfortunate situation, but such is life when you conduct business. This isn't anything out of the ordinary.
by B Thorne
August 4th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3935

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

Anyone who has allocations they’d like to share / pass on I’d be interested in taking/splitting it with you. Just let me know what you've got [cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
August 3rd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27618

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

the terroir of ecofraud.

interested to see how that shows on the wines with a more little age behind them.
by B Thorne
August 2nd, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4737

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Talk about a wine I never pass on. Hardy & Co run a fantastic program and their wines are always accessible & priced fairly.

Keep it up!!
by B Thorne
July 30th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 97
Views: 11819

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Let’s think critically. Is it possible for this wine to be bad and sub 98? Highly doubtful. This is SQN. Critics needs SQN, they won’t dare bite the hand of Manfred and Elaine’s offspring.

Did I get some? Yes. Am I a sheep? Also, yes. Will I rub myself on the bottles..maybe.
by B Thorne
June 11th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty be Rowdy
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Dirty be Rowdy

I can't get enough D&R. Love what they're doing and how they do it. Hope to make it out there eventually.
by B Thorne
June 11th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

Agree with all the above sentiment.

Also jealous it sounds like you're landing some quality madeira.
by B Thorne
May 22nd, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: Bubbles (Dom P, Krug, Cristal, Perrier J, ADB, Taittinger) REDUCED
Replies: 2
Views: 842

FS/FT: Bubbles (Dom P, Krug, Cristal, Perrier J, ADB, Taittinger) REDUCED

1985 Dom P - $315 now $300 1985 Taittinger Collection Ed. (Roy Lichtenstein) - $205 now $185 1981 Louis Roederer Cristal (mag) - PENDING 1978 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Rose - PENDING NV Armand De Brignac (ace of spades) Rose - PENDING 1988 Dom P - SOLD 1993 Dom P - SOLD 1976 Krug - SOLD Trades ente...
by B Thorne
May 18th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 4231

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

there is no better feeling than finding a few extra surprise dollars in your pocket


now imagine that, but with wine [cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
April 30th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: low level PSA - Chase Offers - Total Wine - 10% off up to $9 but stackable
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: low level PSA - Chase Offers - Total Wine - 10% off up to $9 but stackable

Maybe you can come close to overcoming the markups if you buy the right juice with coupons and get the full $9 off.

...also buying wine from total wine?

also also only $9 off?

also also also..chase?
by B Thorne
April 26th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Theme ideas for tasting that I will host?
Replies: 26
Views: 1039

Re: Theme ideas for tasting that I will host?

"Fringe" wines

portugal
s. africa
greece
NY
VA
etc


prepare to be surprised
by B Thorne
April 26th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Champagne?
Replies: 40
Views: 2057

Re: Decanting Champagne?

Every time I click into the wine talk part of these forums I pray that this thread has finally disappeared because the thought of decanting a champagne is one that makes me uneasy in the stomach and mind.

never decant champagne.
by B Thorne
April 26th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are you into wine ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1656

Re: Why are you into wine ?

A good reason for drinking alcohol has to be the backbone of every single wine drinker / enthusiasts motivation. Has to be.
by B Thorne
April 21st, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd recent palate sensation
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Odd recent palate sensation

Maybe you're just drinking bad wine

[cheers.gif]
by B Thorne
April 20th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hundred Acre Wraith
Replies: 30
Views: 3910

Re: Hundred Acre Wraith

$500/btl, huge allocation, secondary mkt deflation.

why buy now? might as well wait on it, certainly wont get more expensive.
by B Thorne
April 7th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: '13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)

Had another btl tonight. So great. I love berserkerday!
by B Thorne
April 7th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3576

Re: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?

Short answer is no - it's fantastic but has its 'faults' like any other champagne house. Buy the vintage, not the house, is the mantra i've always believed in and it hasn't failed me.
by B Thorne
April 7th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2352

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Think more about cost of replacement than cost of the glass itself. Price that in and you can't go wrong.
by B Thorne
April 7th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This seems a little excessive, no? (UPDATED - it's not)
Replies: 41
Views: 3106

Re: This seems a little excessive, no?

they forgot the step to dim the room lights and light the royal 12 candles and recite the holy prayer of the California chard demigods.
by B Thorne
April 7th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wine fridge malfunction
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Wine fridge malfunction

How long was it at that temp until you noticed it? How old are the wines? I'd say best option to be sure is to gradually bring up to normal storage temp, pop a bottle and check it.

Unfortunate situation.
by B Thorne
March 29th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)
Replies: 3
Views: 303

'13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)

Uhm...this is fantastic ! Nose of raspberry, cranberry, stewed red fruit and licorice, slight spice/cinnamon. Taste confirmed red fruit, pepper, leather, sharp, acidic. Fantastic and approachable high ABV dark purple zin. A great showcase of what cali zin is. High alcohol hangs on a little long in t...
by B Thorne
March 29th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 3082

Re: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle

Austin Hope Cab '15 if you can find it that cheap still, '16 if not.
by B Thorne
March 28th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16803

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Safe to say there was absolutely nothing to take away from that article.
by B Thorne
March 19th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: Spring Bubbles (Dom P, Cristal, Veuve, Taittinger, Perrier J, Ace)
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: FS/FT: Spring Bubbles (Dom P, Cristal, Veuve, Taittinger, Perrier J, Ace)

My goodness, you all love your bubbles! Got a few bottles left still.

Why no love for the rose? NV Armand de Brignac Rose and '78 PJ Rose still on the board, and a lonely '85 Taittinger Collection Ed.
by B Thorne
March 18th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: Spring Bubbles (Dom P, Cristal, Veuve, Taittinger, Perrier J, Ace)
Replies: 1
Views: 441

FS/FT: Spring Bubbles (Dom P, Cristal, Veuve, Taittinger, Perrier J, Ace)

Ok..doing it again. Have multiples of most bottles (just ask) and all come with box. All fills / label conditions are pristine & stored at temp controlled site. Priced at or below W/S lowest. Trade offers entertained for vintage madeira or BTAC bourbons. 1978 Dom P - SOLD 1985 Dom P - SOLD 1988 Dom ...
by B Thorne
March 14th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan Cellars Spring Offering
Replies: 0
Views: 307

Bevan Cellars Spring Offering

Anyone on this list that got an offering for their spring release? I snagged a few.

Sauv Blanc
Chardonnay Richie Vinyard
Pinot Noir Petaluma Gap
Pinot Noir Rita’s Crown (40 cases produced?)

Whatcha all think?
by B Thorne
March 11th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)
Replies: 50
Views: 1990

Re: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)

I am encouraged by this thread! Can’t believe I missed it before. I’m very interested in an offline or any events in the triangle. The NC wine scene is very unique, and I travel a lot during the week, but would be up for meeting some of you good folk. If anyone wants to spearhead this, count me in. ...

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