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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: 1679

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: 3777

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: 2787

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: 4200

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: 4200

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: 976

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: 4200

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: 4200

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: 2971

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: 16295
Views: 422058

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: 4200

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: 4200

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: 4200

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: 1998

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: 1998

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: 532

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: 1726

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: 4200

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: 1726

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: 560
Views: 28587

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: 1303

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: 1608

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: 3143

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: 6414

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: 3151

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: 3997

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: 1194

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: 2411

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: 3270

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: 6414

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: 2279

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: 4258

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: 2411

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: 2411

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: 4258

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: 326

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: 293

Re: WTB WTTF Limerick Lane new relesse

Sent you a PM. Have an allocation.

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