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by Brian Glas
August 9th, 2022, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gear and loafing in Seattle. Fixed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: Gear and loafing in Seattle. Fixed!

Nice line up. Used to be quite a few high end hifi stores along Roosevelt Way between Ravenna Blvd. and 65th St in Seattle. Alas most of them have closed by there is still a few.
by Brian Glas
August 4th, 2022, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Riesling or Pinot Blanc
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Re: Willamette Valley Riesling or Pinot Blanc

I'll second the Championship Bottle Pinot Blanc. Vincent too. Excellent wines and values.
by Brian Glas
July 30th, 2022, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries at 2022 IPNC
Replies: 51
Views: 2742

Re: Wineries at 2022 IPNC

De Ponte is a winery I have not thought about in years. One of the wineries we visited on our first WV trip in 2007. Recall really enjoying their Melon de Bourgogne more than anything, but thought the Pinots were solid. What was your take on their wines now, Sean? I've enjoyed tasting there a coupl...
by Brian Glas
July 30th, 2022, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries at 2022 IPNC
Replies: 51
Views: 2742

Re: Wineries at 2022 IPNC

Wish I could! I’ve been advocating IPNC move to the last weekend in May due to the heat this past decade. I actually had been asking for June, but last year we had all time high temps. that week. If you all agree, send a note to the IPNC organizers : ) Is there a scheduling conflict with Linfield? ...
by Brian Glas
July 22nd, 2022, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4705
Views: 542414

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Kris Patten wrote: July 22nd, 2022, 5:08 pm We agree there is hyperbole. I too am skeptical of $500 Napa Mystery, but then again not something I am shopping for, but $20 for a 2019 CdP, come on now.
Agreed. I am in on that one.
by Brian Glas
July 21st, 2022, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4705
Views: 542414

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Willamette Mystery Pinot today... No mention of vintage. Isn't that a dead ringer that it is going to be a 2020?
by Brian Glas
July 21st, 2022, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Walla Walla Syrah Festival "Vintage Pour"
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: TN: Walla Walla Syrah Festival "Vintage Pour"

Sounds like a great event. Thanks for the posts. How much was admission? Did they have daily/ala carte rate and an “all days” fee? I’ve done Taste Washington and many many other Washington wine events but this one is now on my radar since it features my favorite grape. We did all of the events and ...
by Brian Glas
July 20th, 2022, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine talk on Better Call Saul
Replies: 18
Views: 3323

Re: Wine talk on Better Call Saul

Ed Baum wrote: July 19th, 2022, 3:11 pm What I took away was that Gus bought a bottle of 1978 Cote Rotie on the somm's recommendation for a special occasion. I wonder if we will see that bottle opened?
He should have enjoyed it with Hector at his nursing home.
by Brian Glas
July 18th, 2022, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Result of a Crush Syrah The Unnamed Series
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: TN: 2017 Result of a Crush Syrah The Unnamed Series

I still can't believe Full Pull was selling the 2014 Result of a Crush Syrah for $14.99. I can't think of a better value.
by Brian Glas
July 16th, 2022, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Day 1: Washington Trip Long Shadows Winery
Replies: 23
Views: 1233

Re: TN: Day 1: Washington Trip Long Shadows Winery

I think some of the best value in Walla Walla is Result of a Crush. Basically Reynvaan 2nd label.
by Brian Glas
July 15th, 2022, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh, the irony: when snarky reviews go wrong
Replies: 22
Views: 2358

Re: Oh, the irony: when snarky reviews go wrong

So she is suggesting to educate themselves away from their shit wine by learning from Wineries with Shit wine....makes sense🤷‍♂️. Wow. So Orin Swift and Caymus are “Shit”? It may not be to your taste, but that doesn’t make it “Shit”. Those are wines made by people. How would you feel if someone tol...
by Brian Glas
July 15th, 2022, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Day 1: Washington Trip Long Shadows Winery
Replies: 23
Views: 1233

Re: TN: Day 1: Washington Trip Long Shadows Winery

Chris Seiber wrote: July 14th, 2022, 2:15 pm I'm holding out for Day 3 of John's Washington trip.
At least at the Walla Walla Syrah festival tasting he was spitting. Otherwise I don't think he would have made it to day 3 [cheers.gif]
by Brian Glas
July 11th, 2022, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Russ Raney (Evesham Wood) *DONATION UPDATE—plus another, different future round
Replies: 32
Views: 2466

Re: RIP Russ Raney (Evesham Wood)

Sorry to hear. Remember stopping in one time and he asked if we wanted to try some wines. I said I was more interested in seeing his high tech irrigation system he was using... After a brief pause, I said I was just joking and would love to try some of his wines. I think he spent more time talking a...
by Brian Glas
July 10th, 2022, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries at 2022 IPNC
Replies: 51
Views: 2742

Re: Wineries at 2022 IPNC

Guessing who is willing to pay to be there. Wouldn't it be all massive corporate wineries then? Heck even Meiomi might even try to sneak in. Selling out to the highest bidder isn't how Amy works. Her and David's winery is about as opposite of Serene as you can get. Although I'm sure they would welc...
by Brian Glas
July 4th, 2022, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Sabelli-Frisch Mission La Malinche
Replies: 12
Views: 1150

Re: TN: 2019 Sabelli-Frisch Mission La Malinche

What an odd duck of a wine, and I say that in a positive way. Surprises are fun. This is nothing like what I had expected. Probably a very fun wine to throw into the mix in a blind pot luck sorta of wine tasting structure. Exactly my thoughts. The others I was drinking this with had trouble getting...
by Brian Glas
July 2nd, 2022, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sharing Tastings in Napa?
Replies: 126
Views: 6567

Re: Sharing Tastings in Napa?

That's definitely fair. Back when tastings were $30-$40 (back in the "good old days" only 5 years ago lol) I would have no problem with this, but the vast majority are between $75 and $125 now. It's kind of hard to justify paying $100 bucks for a tasting you're just going to spit. It is w...
by Brian Glas
June 26th, 2022, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Tercero aberration (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)
Replies: 3
Views: 329

TN: 2019 Tercero aberration (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)

2019 Tercero aberration - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (6/26/2022) Popped and poured. Light garnet color. Zingy raspberry fruit. Went great chilled on a hot day with hamburgers. Excellent balance on this. There is a time and place for every wine. A 95 degree day in Seattle i...
by Brian Glas
June 26th, 2022, 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Wine Tourism, and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Orlando Gets Some Michelin Stars + Miami and Tampa
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Re: Orlando Gets Some Michelin Stars + Miami and Tampa

I guess I don't get the negative comments on Bern's here. My son and I shared a Chateaubriand there last December. I thought it was excellent. Steak is one of those food where I can buy $9.99/lb choice NY Strips at Costco and think they are almost as good as the Flannery Beef steaks that I paid 5x a...
by Brian Glas
June 26th, 2022, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Brother's Last Night in Town
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Re: TN: Brother's Last Night in Town

Pinot Paul gave them all 100 points. He enjoyed them all.
by Brian Glas
June 25th, 2022, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Washington wine are you drinking?
Replies: 45
Views: 2692

Re: Which Washington wine are you drinking?

I enjoyed the 2018 Januik Red Wine last night. Dinking very nicely and it is < $20 a bottle.
by Brian Glas
June 25th, 2022, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara County - under the radar winery
Replies: 23
Views: 1296

Re: Santa Barbara County - under the radar winery

We were there in April and enjoyed Holus Bolus, Tercero, and Peake Ranch. Wines were great at all places, prices reasonable, and the best thing was the people.
by Brian Glas
June 16th, 2022, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Death to Justin Neufeld
Replies: 28
Views: 6214

Re: Death to Justin Neufeld

brigcampbell wrote: June 15th, 2022, 1:17 pm Email from Brooke and Justin, this is important for a small winery.

Nice review from some guy late to the party.
One of the few times that Suckling is underrating the wines. Doesn't happen too often but did with Neufeld.
by Brian Glas
June 16th, 2022, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Day 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Willamette Valley Trip Day 3

Could you please share some restaurant / hotel recommendations? We're contemplating a trip for the first time to the Willamette Valley this summer and looking for some tips. Thanks! Our favorite places to eat are Earth and Sea (Carlton), Horse Radish (Carlton), Cuvee (Carlton), La Rambla (Mac), Piz...
by Brian Glas
June 11th, 2022, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip to Oregon
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Trip to Oregon

Sounds like you had a good time. We always enjoy our visits to the valley and would go often when our daughter was at Linfield College in McMinnville. Agree with you on your thoughts on Longplay, Winderlea, and Serene. I'll have to stop by Drouhin again. Haven't been there in a few years as we tend ...
by Brian Glas
June 11th, 2022, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whole Foods Wine Dept - did something just change (for the worse) ?
Replies: 64
Views: 3223

Re: Whole Foods Wine Dept - did something just change (for the worse) ?

William Woodruff wrote: June 11th, 2022, 2:58 pm Sadly your eyes do not deceive.
Agreed, but I see it as no big loss....
by Brian Glas
May 27th, 2022, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Three Morgen Long Chardonnays
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: TNs: Three Morgen Long Chardonnays

Just visited with Seth today. Great time as always. Really like his new site at Etzel Farms.

He suggested holding the 2019s. I doubt if I'll have the patience. He said drink the 2020s sooner rather than later. No problem going along with that.
by Brian Glas
May 12th, 2022, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 312
Views: 17881

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Recall stopping in a downtown McMinnville wine bar a few year ago. A winemaker was pouring his Pinot Noir that he was very proud of. I though it was meh. 80 points would have been generous. But he also had several other producers he was pouring as well. The Schone Tal wine was excellent. I bought 1 ...
by Brian Glas
May 12th, 2022, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Share your Washington winery tasting memories from some of the OLD wineries (some now gone)...
Replies: 37
Views: 1267

Re: Share your Washington winery tasting memories from some of the OLD wineries (some now gone)...

Chuck Miller wrote: May 12th, 2022, 6:52 pm Correct. The final mystery man is JF Pellet of PepperBridge. I had not heard of him before.
Speaking of days past Chuck... Wasn't your old wine storage place off of Denny Way in SLU? I think I was there when Jay Schiering was hosting a tasting. Fun times.
by Brian Glas
May 12th, 2022, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Share your Washington winery tasting memories from some of the OLD wineries (some now gone)...
Replies: 37
Views: 1267

Re: Share your Washington winery tasting memories from some of the OLD wineries (some now gone)...

I used to enjoy the Chinook wines. I recall I stopped by their tasting room in Prosser one time. I also recall that Facelli was one of the first tasting rooms in Woodinville after Ste Michelle and Columbia.
by Brian Glas
April 23rd, 2022, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Sucking now on Cellartracker
Replies: 29
Views: 1801

Re: James Sucking now on Cellartracker

John Glas wrote: April 22nd, 2022, 4:39 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote: April 22nd, 2022, 3:45 pm Hilarious spelling mistake(?) in thread title. [wow.gif] [rofl.gif]
Sucking up to all those wineries!!! champagne.gif
And to McDonalds.....
by Brian Glas
April 11th, 2022, 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Wine Tourism, and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Great wine/liquor stores in Olympia/Seattle?
Replies: 16
Views: 1489

Re: Great wine/liquor stores in Olympia/Seattle?

We shop at McCarthy and Schiering and Pike and Western. Both excellent shops.
by Brian Glas
April 9th, 2022, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Constellation buys Lingua Franca
Replies: 27
Views: 2454

Re: Constellation buys Lingua Franca

Mel Knox wrote: April 8th, 2022, 7:13 pm Justina Meyer used to say there was no money in selling wine, but lots in selling wineries...so I hope Larry is one rich mofo.
I would guess him and his partners had some pretty big loans to pay for that large facility they built. Probably most of the money went to repay his lenders.
by Brian Glas
April 9th, 2022, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Constellation buys Lingua Franca
Replies: 27
Views: 2454

Re: Constellation buys Lingua Franca

I texted Seth Long, since he had been working out of their facility. He’s moved out and now at Mike Etzel’s facility in Ribbon Ridge. Do you think Seth moved because Constellation is kicking out of the renters or he could see the writing on the wall? I'll have to visit him at his new place when we ...
by Brian Glas
April 4th, 2022, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shitty day at work, pop and pound wine…
Replies: 58
Views: 3263

Re: Shitty day at work, pop and pound wine…

I’m quitting work Nov 30, so every day will be bright. Ditto for my wife... I'm pushing her to get a part time retirement job at a tasting room in Woodinville so we can get the industry discount.... :) Plus I loved all of the take home left over wines my daughter would bring home from Januik when s...
by Brian Glas
April 2nd, 2022, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Vincent Wine Company Are You Drinking?
Replies: 65
Views: 4397

Re: What Vincent Wine Company Are You Drinking?

Enjoyed the 2019 Pinot Blanc the other night... 2019 Vincent Pinot Blanc - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, McMinnville (3/23/2022) Popped and poured. Zesty acidity. Some apple and pear fruit. Interest mid palate lift. Just expands across the palate. Opening up after a few minutes of air. Tangy notes...
by Brian Glas
April 2nd, 2022, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shitty day at work, pop and pound wine…
Replies: 58
Views: 3263

Re: Shitty day at work, pop and pound wine…

B. Buzzini wrote: April 1st, 2022, 7:22 pm A Turley Zin…even a richer style Champagne does the trick for me. What PnP wine helps ease the stresses of a shitty day at work?? I don’t drink the hard stuff, but I’m sure plenty would answer so. Let’s say just wine…
Isn't a Turley Zin the hard stuff???? :)
by Brian Glas
March 25th, 2022, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Today - Where to Begin?
Replies: 27
Views: 1903

Re: Oregon Today - Where to Begin?

I like Valley Wine in Newberg for eclectic mixed cases of whatever is good in the Willamette Valley. Recommended. https://www.valleywinemerchants.com/ Andrew Turner does an excellent job. I need to make a point of stopping there sometime. Many winemakers have recommended I stop there but a Subaru F...
by Brian Glas
March 25th, 2022, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Today - Where to Begin?
Replies: 27
Views: 1903

Re: Oregon Today - Where to Begin?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: March 25th, 2022, 9:57 am Perhaps the Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir? [cheers.gif]
Always one of Vincent's best along with the Armstrong which is also Ribbon Ridge.
by Brian Glas
March 25th, 2022, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Today - Where to Begin?
Replies: 27
Views: 1903

Re: Oregon Today - Where to Begin?

One thing to keep in mind when trying Oregon Pinot is you don't need to spend an arm and a leg to get the good stuff. I have had much better luck with the 20ish$ Oregon Pinot than I have had with red burgs in the $50 to $75 range. I like St. Innocent, Evesham Wood/Haden Fig, Vincent, Violin, Goodfel...
by Brian Glas
March 20th, 2022, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Elegant reds- seeking alternative to Burgundy
Replies: 77
Views: 5005

Re: Elegant reds- seeking alternative to Burgundy

Oregon Pinot would be my choice
by Brian Glas
March 14th, 2022, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard
Replies: 43
Views: 2029

Re: TN: 2016 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

John Glas wrote: March 13th, 2022, 2:15 pm I normally don't buy a lot of $100 bottles but when I do usually they are Cayuse.
No you normally drink my $100 bottles when you stop over....
by Brian Glas
March 14th, 2022, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More auction madness
Replies: 138
Views: 13983

Re: More auction madness

Maybe 9078 knows that they need to reintroduce some of the capital they have stored up back into the economy and this is their chosen avenue. Stepping up the pricing on Bordeaux and Burgundy and building(or increasing) a cellar all at one fell swoop. Thanks! I think you need to get 9078 on your mai...
by Brian Glas
March 14th, 2022, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Relative Quality
Replies: 183
Views: 10134

Re: Goodfellow Relative Quality

Sappy fruit? I would never describe the Goodfellow wines with that term. In fact it is the un-sappiness that I like about them, the restraint combined with structure. Completely agree. Very few Oregon Pinots (at least the ones recommended here that I gravitate towards) I have tried were every sappy.
by Brian Glas
March 14th, 2022, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Relative Quality
Replies: 183
Views: 10134

Re: Goodfellow Relative Quality

Brady Daniels wrote: March 14th, 2022, 3:37 pm I really think it’s personal preference (kinda like burgundy), but nobody knocks the Whistling Ridge wines.
As Bob Wood used to say I think they are truly shitty.
by Brian Glas
March 5th, 2022, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 436446

Re: Official Costco Thread

2019 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert at the Seattle 4th Ave. Costco today. $26.89.
by Brian Glas
January 30th, 2022, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ discusses a Florida steak house...
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: WSJ discusses a Florida steak house...

We visited our daughter who lives in Orlando last December. We flew into Tampa just so we could go to Berns. Great experience. The decore at the place reminded me of Buca di Beppo. Food was great and the prices were low compared to Seattle. We pay $155 for a steak for two and sides. Berns price for ...
by Brian Glas
January 28th, 2022, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Get With The Program - - - Enter your BD Purchases Properly in Cellartracker
Replies: 56
Views: 2838

Re: Get With The Program - - - Enter your BD Purchases Properly in Cellartracker

For the first time in my life, I actually listened to Jay on a point about wine. Well, sort of. I edited my purchase information on CellarTracker to change the store from Ansonia to Ansonia (Berserker Day). Jay is not someone you want to trifle with. [cheers.gif] cheesehead Does it help that I ofte...
by Brian Glas
January 28th, 2022, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Get With The Program - - - Enter your BD Purchases Properly in Cellartracker
Replies: 56
Views: 2838

Re: Get With The Program - - - Enter your BD Purchases Properly in Cellartracker

Howard Cooper wrote: January 28th, 2022, 4:40 pm For the first time in my life, I actually listened to Jay on a point about wine. Well, sort of. I edited my purchase information on CellarTracker to change the store from Ansonia to Ansonia (Berserker Day).
Jay is not someone you want to trifle with. [cheers.gif] cheesehead
by Brian Glas
January 27th, 2022, 5:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 13 (TODAY! OFFERS POSTING IN HERE) - 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Closed-Goodfellow Berserker Day XIII Offer
Replies: 147
Views: 8191

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XIII Offer

Entering in Cellartracker using the Berserkers Day XIII so I won't upset Hack... can someone remind me what was in the Bob Wood offer yesterday?

Thanks,
Brian

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