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by Mike Stoneking
June 12th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT) - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 46
Views: 1048

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) - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 46
Views: 1048

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: 411

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: 357

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 - How About Aug 10th?
Replies: 24
Views: 687

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: 357

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: 437
Views: 19721

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: 1131

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

BedrockFest would be awesome! Sounds like a great night.
by Mike Stoneking
April 2nd, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27
Replies: 77
Views: 2685

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

Dang. Booked that weekend in Denver. BF2.5 was epic. Sad to miss this one Jay.
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: 1242

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: 2560

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: 5143

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: 2803

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

GET OFF MY LAWN!!
by Mike Stoneking
January 7th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 3551

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

I might show up with all my MI wines. Just don't want them dragging me down.
by Mike Stoneking
January 1st, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular BYOB Friday Night Kick-off Dinner--2/15/19 @ 6PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926

Re: Falltacular BYOB Friday Night Kick-off Dinner--2/15/19 @ 6PM

Not finding the Friday night dinner?? If you login to the Falltacular Facebook Page the updated file is there. You’re listed as paid +1 fir the dinner. Thanks Brian. I have not ever accessed Facebook for this event relying on the posts herein. I'm the rookie here and still learning how's to play. E...
by Mike Stoneking
December 26th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, Marcassin, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to Free Wheelchair Mission
Replies: 24
Views: 2275

Re: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, Marcassin, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to Free Wheelchair Miss

Matching donation made. Thanks for doing the Chris!! Thank you for your gift Thank you for your donation to our organization. You will soon receive a confirmation email to the account provided. You've added your voice to millions of our organization supporters committed to defending and preserving t...
by Mike Stoneking
November 27th, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FINAL TALLY Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4
Replies: 101
Views: 2795

Re: Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Mike Stoneking wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Hey Brian, I will back you up with an additional $5 donation for every tasting note.
Thanks Mike! I have another anonymous donor of $2/note!
[berserker.gif] grouphug
Nice!
by Mike Stoneking
November 27th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 5143

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

Lodging Details Best Western Plus Marina Shores 34280 Pacific Coast Highway Dana Point CA 92629 (800) 232-3262 or (949) 248-1000 Please contact the front desk to reserve your room. You MUST use the phrase “Laura’s House Falltacular” when reserving to get the group pricing that was offered. These roo...
by Mike Stoneking
November 21st, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 2024

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

Definitely try Habit! I haven't had any drive through burger as good as In n Out or Habit. Unfortunately there is nothing fast about In N Out. We have a Habit Burger in Santa Rosa and another in Rohnert Park but I have never been. Maybe I should try? None of those others mentioned exist in our part ...
by Mike Stoneking
November 14th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's time for the first (and hopefully annual) Berserker of the Year Award!!!
Replies: 108
Views: 3649

Re: It's time for the first (and hopefully annual) Berserker of the Year Award!!!

As I predicted, we have a humble recipient who flat out refuses to have the avatar honoring him. Perhaps this award should just fold forever, as both recipients - in the most BOTY-way possible - gave me crap for receiving the award. We'll have to continue to honor them PRIVATELY and respect their i...
by Mike Stoneking
November 14th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, Marcassin, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to Free Wheelchair Mission
Replies: 24
Views: 2275

Re: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to the Free Wheelchair Mission

Chris Seiber wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 8:58 am
-- watching the current fires has got to be a pretty stark experience for you!
Been some rough days in the Thousand Oaks area where we are renting. Borderline murders and 2 different fires on consecutive days in the area. Folks are finally able to grieve for those that were lost. [cry.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
November 14th, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, Marcassin, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to Free Wheelchair Mission
Replies: 24
Views: 2275

Re: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to the Free Wheelchair Mission

Hey Chris,
I don't have any room for anymore wine but will donate $5 for every bottle on this list that is sold.
If you sell all of the wine you get another chair. Place your orders folks.
by Mike Stoneking
November 6th, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's time for the first (and hopefully annual) Berserker of the Year Award!!!
Replies: 108
Views: 3649

Re: It's time for the first (and hopefully annual) Berserker of the Year Award!!!

I’ll add a vote for FMIII. Between Falltacular and the Annual Virtual Tasting thread he raises ridiculous amounts of money for a great cause and in-between all he does is write awesome notes and promote duscussion about wines while never wasting a minute straying to the more racy threads. A truly s...
by Mike Stoneking
October 20th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB- OWC 2012 SQN Writing on the Wall (box only)
Replies: 0
Views: 307

LTB- OWC 2012 SQN Writing on the Wall (box only)

Looking for a friend that damaged the OWC for the 2012 SQN Writing on the Wall and needs to replace. Must be in very good or better condition. Located in Southern California. Please reply or PM me for contact information. He is willing to pay for the OWC and shipping if needed. Thanks.
by Mike Stoneking
September 24th, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Limerick Lane All set Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: WTB WTTF Limerick Lane new relesse

Sent you a PM. Have an allocation.
by Mike Stoneking
September 20th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hypothetical: If you're hosting a bunch of Berserkers...
Replies: 65
Views: 1365

Re: Hypothetical: If you're hosting a bunch of Berserkers...

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 9:16 am
Jay Hack KNOWS how to throw a party - his menu was insane.
That was an EPIC feast. [berserker.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
August 20th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for Tin City, Paso Robles
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Suggestions for Tin City, Paso Robles

wcooper wrote:
August 20th, 2018, 11:59 am
Visit Nicora and Turtle Rock.
If you get to visit Nicora you need to contact Stanley Barrios at TOP Winery for a tasting. He is making some great juice and is working out of the Nicora facility so you can get 2 visits in one facility.
by Mike Stoneking
August 15th, 2018, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Subscribers are now Grand Cru Crü
Replies: 46
Views: 1282

Re: Subscribers are now Grand Cru Crü

Since I can't afford Grand Cru, it is nice to be Grand Cru!
by Mike Stoneking
August 9th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer 2018 release
Replies: 112
Views: 6861

Carlisle Summer 2018 release

Mike Stoneking wrote:No AB or JBV wishlist granted here. Let the hunt begin.
Oh hell yeah!! 3 JBV and 2 AB granted. Crazy happy
by Mike Stoneking
August 8th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer 2018 release
Replies: 112
Views: 6861

Carlisle Summer 2018 release

No AB or JBV wishlist granted here. Let the hunt begin.
by Mike Stoneking
July 27th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Outpost True Vineyard 3 bottle vertical

Interested if not taken.
Mike
by Mike Stoneking
July 11th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Starting a Cellar - Feedback Appreciated! Too long a post
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Starting a Cellar - Feedback Appreciated! Too long a post

Always good to start with a plan but don't lock yourself down. As said above, you will get turned on to a wide assortment of wines that are not on your list and you will be remiss if you don't check some of them out. There is also an unwritten rule of cellar building. Whatever size you build, you wi...
by Mike Stoneking
June 20th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Old Vines Offline, Sonoma County - Younger Vintages? Let’s nail down a date.
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Old Vines Offline - Younger Vintages?

Dana and I are a likely, possible, tentative at this time. That said, we will really try to make this. We can do a more focused tasting on the younger wines, perhaps even trying to get a vertical or two of a specific wine or vineyard. As far as location, there are pros and cons to each. restaurant a...
by Mike Stoneking
May 22nd, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Cabinet vs building small cellar
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Cabinet vs building small cellar

Todd, that’s a good point. A collection will likely expand to fill available space. So I like your idea of a cabinet over building a cellar. Until you fill that cabinet and have to choose between a second cabinet and a cellar. You will fill what ever you build so focus on how big a collection you w...
by Mike Stoneking
April 3rd, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Green Flash Crash?
Replies: 16
Views: 777

Green Flash Crash?

Looks like they bit off more than they could chew. What happens to Alpine?

https://thefullpint.com/beer-news/green ... ne-assets/
by Mike Stoneking
March 20th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Change in fedex signature policy ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1637

Change in fedex signature policy ?

My UPS driver used to leave them on the doorstep. I told him to leave it with my neighbor because if a $1000 shipment gets swiped off the porch I am submitting a claim. Did not want him to risk his job by not getting a signature.
by Mike Stoneking
March 20th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future Release - March 20th
Replies: 74
Views: 4009

Once & Future Release - March 20th

CarterBenjamin wrote:I bought three bottles of each wine the first release and twenty bottles total last release (ordered all four wines offered), and this release all of the zinfandels are wish list only for me? I don't understand that at all.
Wish list and PS purchase requirement is not showing now using my phone.
by Mike Stoneking
February 14th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC Folks....I will see you soon
Replies: 23
Views: 958

OC Folks....I will see you soon

You all will love having Eric in the area. He drinks nothing but the best wines, top shelf Bourbon, Scotch and Tequila and smokes Cuban cigars. [tease.gif]
PS. He is also an Eagles fan.
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Campesino Cellars "Kool Deals"
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Campesino Cellars "Kool Deals"

Order in for the GSM pack and a 6 pack of that Grenache. Great wines and a great guy!
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Saunter Wines Thomas Brown+Josh Clark+Howell Mt Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 58
Views: 2844

Saunter Wines - Thomas Brown+Josh Clark+Howell Mt Cabernet Sauvignon

In for a 3 pack. Never had these but the folks on CT have high praise. Thanks for the generous offer on these.
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED: VIRAGE Napa Valley 'Right Bank' BDX Blends--and beautiful dry rose'
Replies: 49
Views: 2543

VIRAGE Napa Valley *Right Bank* BDX Blends

Picked up a Winemakers Fave pack and an additional 6 bottles of the Rose. Ordered the Cab 6 pack last year but never got to one. Will make sure to check the 2007 soon to get a possible reorder in. Thanks for the great offer Emily.
by Mike Stoneking
January 26th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Sorry Offer Closed
Replies: 92
Views: 4128

JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Hello Old Friends...

Picked up 2 of these 3 packs early in the day. Looking forward to tasting these over the next few years.
Thanks Karen!

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