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by Mike Stoneking
December 13th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1524

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

Add me to this George. I can bring some of the early Ravenswood Zins that were just released.
by Mike Stoneking
December 5th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions
Replies: 41
Views: 2271

Re: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions

Top does taste out of the Nicora space but when we were there recently they were out of wine. Do contact them to see if that is still the current status.
Aaron is also making nice wines in Tin City.
Wild card- Giornata in Tin City. All Italian wines that are quite good and affordable. Check them out.
by Mike Stoneking
December 1st, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC
Replies: 43
Views: 2262

Re: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC

Rob Bastuba wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 5:45 pm
Thanks Frank. If all goes well we will have people coming in from NC, TX and MI this year. Looking forward to it.
Nice. Another awesome beer share coming up. Look forward to seeing you. [berserker.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
November 29th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428823

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

EA7A5CC0-CC26-4ACD-BFD2-0085706B2BB5.jpeg Stopped in at Outer Range in Frisco,CO today after skiing. Tried a couple and came home with 2 4pks of Willow IPA Maybe because it was good but also our dog is named Willow! We went there 3 times on our Colorado concert trip. Love their beers and brought 2 ...
by Mike Stoneking
November 21st, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5070

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

I might very well open up a burgundy, later this week but not positive, but would be thrilled to be the first to get the ball rolling for a wonderful cause. Although $20 would likely be fine I went to the site and donated $100 After all it IS the season of giving. You should get out here one of the...
by Mike Stoneking
November 21st, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC
Replies: 43
Views: 2262

Re: Falltacular 2020--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC

Need a place to stay for the event? Here you go. Of course there will be the usual after parties on both nights. champagne.gif [cheers.gif] pepsi [pillow-fight.gif] [berserker.gif] Lodging Details Best Western Plus Marina Shores 34280 Pacific Coast Highway Dana Point CA 92629 (800) 232-3262 or (949)...
by Mike Stoneking
November 15th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 55
Views: 4818

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

Kris Patten wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Got a box yesterday from Will congratulating me on new baby with a couple of his 2017s and a card.

Super cool gesture, huge thanks Will.
Now this is so cool! flirtysmile
by Mike Stoneking
November 1st, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19510

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Does anyone know if Verite or Trinite Estate are in danger? I believe they in the Chalk Hill area. The fire burned right over Chalk Hill, Verité is in the middle of it. No word on whether they or Calluna Estate sustained damage. They had some new construction going on at Verité when I drove by last...
by Mike Stoneking
October 26th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19510

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Hoping this isn’t the last time I see this view.
Shit! I am so wishing you, and everyone up there our best. Just sick to my stomach seeing what's going on up there.
by Mike Stoneking
October 25th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: These found a home
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: FREE Tom Morello Tix- Los Angeles Nov. 2nd

My wife and I were talking about going, but then realized we have a wedding that night... although, the wedding is in DTLA... maybe the won't notice if we sneak out... Tix on StubHub are now, shockingly, at $19 so if you want to pop in it won't cost you much. I would rather give them to someone her...
by Mike Stoneking
October 24th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: These found a home
Replies: 2
Views: 241

These found a home

We have a conflict and will not be able to make this show. Offering these 2 tickets up for FREE to the first person that can make the show. Tom Morello is the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine. Tom Morello - The Atlas Underground Live Sat • Nov 02 2019 • 7:00 PM The Belasco Theater — Los Angele...
by Mike Stoneking
October 15th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21872

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Love to see the NY offline being setup. All of my bottles will go to the almost annual Old Vine offline we do out here in California. Great way to share this great offering.
by Mike Stoneking
October 15th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21872

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Thanks for the great retrospective offer Joel!! Quick trigger pulling got the 4 wines I was wanting. All of these will be making appearances at the next couple of Old Vine Offlines that Brian Tuite hosts.
1994 & 1996 Old Hill
1994 Belloni
1988 Dickerson
by Mike Stoneking
October 4th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle
Replies: 29
Views: 1774

Re: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle

David Baum wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 11:54 am
I wonder who much of this is just too many grapes as a result of bountiful crops with the drought conditions softening
Along with over-planting. Lots of new or expanded vineyards planted over the past decade.
by Mike Stoneking
September 4th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 5247

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 7:34 pm
Mike Stoneking wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 4:51 pm
Gotta pull out of this one. Business trip to Utah. Have fun.
Stupid work! Over a weekend???
Early Sunday flight and a full week of training/qualifications.
by Mike Stoneking
September 3rd, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations
Replies: 45
Views: 3008

Re: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations

You can taste Pete Seghesio's excellent zins (and pinot and chard) at his meat market in the same building as Single Thread (Pete owns the building): https://journeymanmeat.com/cut-cured-crafted/salumeria-wine-shop/ https://www.journeymanwine.com Was just at Jouneyman Meat on Friday. The salumi boa...
by Mike Stoneking
September 2nd, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 5569

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up

Brian Tuite wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 5:15 pm
Mike Stoneking wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 10:16 pm
We grabbed these two.
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Both are drinking way better after 1.5 days in the bottle. Bedrock has more up front fruit but a smooth finish. The Carlisle is just sweet from beginning to end. Smooth and lingering.
by Mike Stoneking
August 31st, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 5569

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

We will bring some sausages or Salumi from Journeyman Meat Co. in Healdsburg. Had their Salumi tray last night and it was awesome. Brian, do you have Salumi covered?
by Mike Stoneking
August 27th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suntacular 2019--a bunch of Champagne TNs and some red wines
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: Suntacular 2019--a bunch of Champagne TNs and some red wines

Frank, just sent in a $100 donation in support of the tasting note challenge. Thanks for the notes and all you and Jill do to advance this great cause. Wanted to be there but Dana's mom was down this past weekend so the family could celebrate Dana's B-Day. Wetrock, thanks for your notes as well. Now...
by Mike Stoneking
August 18th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 5569

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

Here are my wines for the event. 2013 Scherrer Winery Zinfandel Scherrer Shale Terrace 2013 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley 1993 Ravenswood Zinfandel Old Hill 2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch 1979 Edmeades Vineyards Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard I also have to make the trek to Limeric...
by Mike Stoneking
August 9th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 5569

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville

Time to nail down some details. Wines- Lets do a mix, 2013's and some free for all wild cards. Love to find the surprises in the wild cards. Food (main)- I will always go for the grill. I can bring a couple nice Flannery Hangers to toss on the grill. Food (sides/apps)- traveling so easier for us to ...
by Mike Stoneking
August 9th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 68
Views: 3170

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

Don't see this mentioned but I hate the first come-first served concept. If a release opens and I am not in a position to order as soon as the offer opens and I miss out on a bottle that I, and everyone else wants, it pisses me off. You don't need to hold an allocation for weeks, or even a single we...
by Mike Stoneking
July 5th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428823

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/aHP71C5l.jpg Modern Times Beer. Space Demon IPA. 6.7% ABV. Hopped with Simcoe and Centennial and then dry hopped@3lbs/bbl with Amarillo, Strata and Nelson. I love beers like this one, kinda austere, soft and delicate but still has plenty of character and complexities. The hop co...
by Mike Stoneking
June 21st, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 5569

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - How About Aug 10th?

How about the last weekend in July, since August appears to be out - Sat July 27? Posted above that we are in Colorado 7-26 to 8-3. Our available Saturdays are 8/31 and all of the September weekends. Want to do this early in those dates to possibly get some winemakers to attend. Sorry for being suc...
by Mike Stoneking
June 21st, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 5569

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - How About Aug 10th?

Will check on the 10th. In Colorado the previous 2 weekends. An old vines offline is not whole without the Stonekings, we’ll work around your schedule. flirtysmile Dana is out for the 10th, 17th and likely the 24th as her co-manager scheduled vacation from August 9-23. I can make it, but it's not a...
by Mike Stoneking
June 20th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 5569

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - How About Aug 10th?

Will check on the 10th. In Colorado the previous 2 weekends.
by Mike Stoneking
June 12th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2264

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT) - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

I have a guest room if you really are coming! Make it a weekend! Think about it - WINE! And 6/22 is Northern Rhone Day at my offsite. Think about it - WINE! Ok, though I prefer Pinot so on balance I still think you should come be be a supporter of the Berserker offline possibilities. Me. I'm doing ...
by Mike Stoneking
June 12th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2264

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT) - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

Bruce Rudman wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 8:25 pm
I'm considering, even though it's DAYUM far away...hope I can make it work out
I have a guest room if you really are coming! Make it a weekend! Think about it - WINE!
And 6/22 is Northern Rhone Day at my offsite. Think about it - WINE!
by Mike Stoneking
June 11th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB older Zin's
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: WTB older Zin's

Here are a couple of places to start your search. The SF Chronicle article it will send you toward some of the best Zinfandel vineyards in California. Then hit Wine Searcher and buy those wines. The HVS website is a treasure trove of information on old vine properties, a large amount are Zinfandel. ...
by Mike Stoneking
June 4th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berlin: Week of June 23rd
Replies: 4
Views: 2810

Re: Berlin: Week of June 23rd

Pm'd you the numbers for a friend that will be back there at weeks end. He lives there and is up for a dinner and can give you some suggestions on other things to do. Thanks for this, Mike, Very much, but neither a PM nor an email has come through to date. Perhaps, try again, please? Just sent an e...
by Mike Stoneking
June 3rd, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 5569

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6

Of course we will be there. Our no go weekends/Saturdays at this time are July 27 and August 3.
by Mike Stoneking
June 1st, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berlin: Week of June 23rd
Replies: 4
Views: 2810

Re: Berlin: Week of June 23rd

Pm'd you the numbers for a friend that will be back there at weeks end. He lives there and is up for a dinner and can give you some suggestions on other things to do.
by Mike Stoneking
May 31st, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33037

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Doing much better the past few months. About time!!

March- Bought 22 and consumed 20
April- Bought 9 and consumed 25
May Bought ZERO (last done April 2008) and consumed 19

Craft beer consumption is up, as is the weight!! I think I have a new problem. [drinks.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
April 19th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1308

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

BedrockFest would be awesome! Sounds like a great night.
by Mike Stoneking
March 12th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Feedback on Itinerary for Trip to Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles
Replies: 24
Views: 1672

Re: Feedback on Itinerary for Trip to Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles

Get out early and drive some of the backroads in these areas and take in the scenery. In Paso, go out 24th Street west towards Adelaida Road and take that drive to Adelaide Vineyards (they open at 10am!). The hills are beautiful green at this time of the year and if you look around you will likely s...
by Mike Stoneking
January 23rd, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?
Replies: 45
Views: 3442

Re: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?

Have your BD credit card statements sent to an address besides your home if you are married. Life saving move!
by Mike Stoneking
January 17th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 6683

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

LODGING UPDATE- Best Western Marina Shores (800) 232-3262 The block on the rooms gets lifted on Friday and here are the available rooms. 1- Double Queen 1- Standard King 2- 2 Room King Suites Saturday only for the Jacuzzi Suite You can still get a room after the block is lifted at the negotiated pri...
by Mike Stoneking
January 10th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 3188

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

GET OFF MY LAWN!!

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