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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: 2432

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: 1511

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: 1000

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: 688

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: 4634

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: 44
Views: 2801

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: 1827

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: 9097

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: 103
Views: 5103

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: 1701

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: 9097

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: 992

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: 103
Views: 5103

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: 992

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: 5764

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: 4634

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: 61
Views: 4008

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: 5764

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: 16535
Views: 435436

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: 5338

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: 5764

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: 4942

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: 19807

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: 19807

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: 257

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: 257

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: 395
Views: 23874

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: 395
Views: 23874

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: 1814

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: 6097

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: 3136

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: 6162

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.
[highfive.gif]
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: 6162

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: 1099

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: 6162

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: 6162

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: 3222

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: 16535
Views: 435436

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: 6162

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: 6162

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: 6162

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.

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