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by Mike Stoneking
August 4th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Milla Handley of Handley Cellars, victim of Covid
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Milla Handley of Handley Cellars, victim of Covid

Condolences to her family and friends.
by Mike Stoneking
July 14th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 46
Views: 3671

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

Michael, way to go!
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by Mike Stoneking
July 7th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale
Replies: 58
Views: 4267

Re: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale

Nice mix here. Already have a 2014 Widowmaker so this make it easier to open one sooner, my oldest GOK was 2013 so this will be nice, and an old Frog in the box. 1 — 2011 BIONIC FROG SY 750 ML 1 — 2013 EN CHAMBERLIN SYRAH 750 ML 1 — 2010 CAMASPELO 750 ML 1 — 2012 GOD ONLY KNOWS 750 ML 1 — 2014 WIDOW...
by Mike Stoneking
June 18th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas inaugural rose release
Replies: 32
Views: 1788

Re: Ceritas inaugural rose release

I can spare 2 from my 6 pack at cost to someone in Southern California that missed out.
by Mike Stoneking
June 16th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Split Bulk WeinBox Order - Los Angeles

PM sent as well.
by Mike Stoneking
June 15th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 230
Views: 9944

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

12 bottles is my max, 19 different times. Many of these were years ago as I have too much wine and have moved to diversify. 8 of those 19 were Bedrock wines. 3 of these were 2007 Cameron Hughes cabernets. Most recent was the 2016 Andremily Syrah #5 when 2 CC requests both came in.
by Mike Stoneking
June 5th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2942

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

I bought 9 bottles today, my picnic stash was getting low. Thanks, Andrew for the heads up. 1991 Ridge Vineyards "Lytton Springs" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 1996 Ridge Vineyards "Geyserville" Sonoma Proprietary Red 1 1996 Ridge "Lytton Estate" Dry Creek Valley Syrah 1996 Ridge 1997 Ridge Vineyards ...
by Mike Stoneking
June 2nd, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1554

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

This ties into the discussion, but is not about the glass. What do folks use to keep flying proteins from landing in your glasses when outside? Not a huge problem here in Southern California, but it must be bad in some of those "buggy" states back east.
by Mike Stoneking
April 28th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4386

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

My first Carlisle was a 2006 Somoma Zin in late 2008, so a bit late to the show.
But I have knocked down 286 bottles which makes Carlisle my most consumed producer. flirtysmile
by Mike Stoneking
April 27th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4386

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

I'll be drinking a 2013 Papara, the last of the 6 I owned. I would like Mike to touch on his drinkabiliy chart. The 2013 Papara original peak was until 2023. Now the peak window has shortened to 2021 by Mike in 2019. He makes so many wines and not all are regularly updated. Does he have a rule of t...
by Mike Stoneking
April 18th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Social Video Meet/Virtual Tasting #10 - Friday, 4/17 @6:30 PM Pacific
Replies: 41
Views: 1049

Re: Wine Berserkers Social Video Meet/Virtual Tasting #10 - Friday, 4/17 @6:30 PM Pacific

Brian, here is a classic thread from the past. David vs. Goliath.
https://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewto ... aha+steaks

Check out the Helluva Deal section for some sweet pricing.
by Mike Stoneking
April 13th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 130
Views: 6337

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

For those of you who never sign for it - what is your recourse should a package gets taken without you knowing? Cheers I had a driver that used to sign and leave packages outside the locked entry gate. Told him I appreciated that but then explained the scenario you mention. I told him I don't want ...
by Mike Stoneking
April 10th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5400

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--- With Kevin H and Jeff B....vote for the day you prefer

Like the idea to focus on a couple vintages. Either day works for us.
by Mike Stoneking
April 8th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2942

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

I'm in on this one and will not let other things get in my way as I did with the W-S event. Big fail on my part to drop out of that.
by Mike Stoneking
April 7th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9794

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

I snoozed and didn't get the info in time. Guess I'll watch Frazier-Ali III, the Thrilla in Manila!
And drink a 2008 Napa Cab.
by Mike Stoneking
March 27th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 3056

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

Fun and informative way to stay connected. Thanks Frank for setting this up and Jaime for taking time to try this out. Dana is on the Kutch site right now so we'll see where she takes this. Great to connect with folks that joined. Cheers and safe wishes to you all.
by Mike Stoneking
March 21st, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting - Part 3 - March 20 @5pm PDT/8pm EDT (Theme - Champagne and US Rhone)
Replies: 50
Views: 1563

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting - Part 3 - March 20 @5pm PDT/8pm EDT (Theme - Champagne and US Rhone)

Haven't paid close attention here but this is a great idea. Wish I saw this yesterday as I just opened 2 that were in the US Rhone zone. A pair of 2007 Paso big dogs on deck with Booker Alchemist 28 month barrel aged and L'Aventure Cote-a-Cote.
by Mike Stoneking
February 25th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Hospice du Rhone 2020, who's going?
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: Hospice du Rhone 2020, who's going?

Mike & Dana Stoneking
Jim Salvito & Perry Norton
Brian Bohr & Jennifer Hyer

Thursday - Sunday
by Mike Stoneking
February 19th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Saxxum
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: LTB Saxxum

Robert M yers wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Just a fair warning at this point...after supposedly agreeing to buying/paypal on Feb 7th/8th contact stopped. I’m not worried as I’m not out anything (I thought I was doing a favor to sell older JB at current cost), but a weird disappearance...
Adios Jmigliano
by Mike Stoneking
February 6th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 5937

Re: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

Sadly, I am conflicted out on this and will give the next person my spot.
Did I mention I am really sad? [swearing.gif] [cry.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
February 4th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pacific NW Cabs/blends vs California - at the $50 price point
Replies: 45
Views: 3144

Re: Pacific NW Cabs/blends vs California - at the $50 price point

Michael Feldman wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 10:45 am
Calluna vineyard cuvee $33
Good call. This wine drinks well above the retail price.
by Mike Stoneking
January 29th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s
Replies: 28
Views: 1859

Re: Cayuse Sues Cork Company Over 'Contamination' of Their 2015s

isn't the current bulk market [over]saturated? Yes but: 1) This would have been a few years ago and 2) Quality juice will always find a home Cheers Coming to a Trader Joe's near you soon... Thinking back to my emails with them these were dumped. As in down the drain. Otherwise we would have seen a ...
by Mike Stoneking
January 29th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9307

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

Love seeing the hauls that everyone has each year. Such a diversity in purchases and great to see all the new producer purchases folks have.
by Mike Stoneking
January 29th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals
Replies: 104
Views: 5960

Re: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals

Look what showed up in my package! I bet Fred and Judi $1 that they'd sell more than a number of bottles I specified. They thought I might be joking. Looks like they're back for BD12 Hahah Awesome. Glad they had a great day and look forward to seeing them next year. Zin and Chard this year, next ye...
by Mike Stoneking
January 28th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay Auctions BD11 - AUCTIONS CLOSED
Topic: AUCTION: Saint Cloud Bourbon ~720ml - 1 previously opened bottle
Replies: 45
Views: 2023

Re: AUCTION: Saint Cloud Bourbon ~720ml - 1 previously opened bottle

Okay, this got complicated quickly and a red flag was thrown for a replay. Here's the official decision. The anonymous bid of $200 is accepted and the conditions that the donation be made to www.womaninc.org , the anonymous can make the donation directly and confirm with Todd. All those that agreed...
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9307

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

Scherrer- 12 bottles (9 Zin and 3 Chard)
Salt Vine- 2 bottle of the 2016 Cab
Ladd- 10 bottles (6 PN and 2 each Cab Franc/Tempranillo
Calluna- 12 bottles (Estate and CVC)
Bien Nacido- 6 bottles (4 Syrah and 2 XU Syrah)
Coffee
Flannery
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Calluna Vineyards BD11 - Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma County
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Calluna Vineyards BD11 - Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma County

K Kl@dder wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Taking David up on his offer for free Maggie of the Colonel, 1 of each please! Great stuff, thank you David and Jim
Good for you and a worthy first post. You will dig these wines!
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals
Replies: 104
Views: 5960

Re: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals

This work thing gets in the way.
Ordered 2 OMV Zins before a meeting, then came back and added the Helfer Chard. Saw the 10% off 12 bottles and added the 2017 OMV Zin for the 10% discount on those bottles.
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Calluna Vineyards BD11 - Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma County
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Calluna Vineyards BD11 - Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma County

Grabbed one of each as well. CVC is a great QPR and will allow your Estate bottles to get the age they deserve. Thanks for participating David and Jim!!
by Mike Stoneking
January 22nd, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC
Replies: 105
Views: 7095

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

Block on rooms ends on Monday 1/27/20. Still some available at the reduced price. 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 Mar...
by Mike Stoneking
December 13th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 5937

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: 71
Views: 5290

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: 105
Views: 7095

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: 16721
Views: 444769

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: 5521

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: 105
Views: 7095

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: 5105

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: 19968

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: 19968

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: 272

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: 272

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: 473
Views: 28102

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: 473
Views: 28102

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: 1840

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: 6776

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.

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