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by Mike Stoneking
May 4th, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lobster Pasta?
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Lobster Pasta?

This might be a perfect recipe. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/spaghetti-homard-lobster-388830 Thanks Brandon, looks delicious Odd line to put in the recipe. [berserker.gif] "If you don’t want to look at the live lobster as it boils, you are probably someone who likes to have se...
by Mike Stoneking
April 29th, 2021, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles assistance
Replies: 27
Views: 1334

Re: Paso Robles assistance

Wonderful. Thank you so much. I will get working on reservations. Time is ticking Be aware of travel distances when scheduling. Example, Tin City to Tablas Creek is a long drive. We always start way out towards Tablas creek and work our way back. Two benefits are you get to drive Adelaida Rd, Peach...
by Mike Stoneking
March 2nd, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB 6x or 12x 2006 Alban Reva
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: WTB 6x or 12x 2006 Alban Reva

Hey Brady, sorry to see this. I have one bottle left and your place would be a good home for this. PM me and let's see how we can make this happen. Best wishes to you and your wife.
by Mike Stoneking
February 25th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3307

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

Prior to Thanksgiving, he was just tossing points up. Since he went to posting the food, maybe that is his Jenny Craig points tracker. [bow.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
February 23rd, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressed with Vine Vault lay flat boxes
Replies: 26
Views: 1718

Re: Impressed with Vine Vault lay flat boxes

Not a bad idea, we use those for groceries, they’re like $10? yes, from walmart. can hold about 18 bottles had looked at Domaine's version but went the cheaper route. As I am putting most on shelves, don't need the trap door How sturdy is this with all those bottles in the box? Might be ok if on a ...
by Mike Stoneking
February 21st, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Ravenswood Merlot Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 0
Views: 198

TN: 1994 Ravenswood Merlot Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)

1994 Ravenswood Merlot Sonoma County - USA, California, Sonoma County (2/20/2021) All I can say is this was drinking great. PnP, with a great nose of bright dark cherry and plum that defied this wines age. On the palate the wine delivered smooth tannins, dark plum and leather, with surprising fresh...
by Mike Stoneking
February 13th, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No wine in my cellar is safe from getting its cork pulled
Replies: 86
Views: 4557

Re: No wine in my cellar is safe from getting its cork pulled

Curious on how others approach deciding whether to drink a bottle based on value or its association with a special occasion. There isn’t anything in my cellar that I consider off-limits, short of it maybe being way too young, but I’m getting over that too. My biggest issue is the lack of white wine...
by Mike Stoneking
February 9th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo 18’s drop Tuesday
Replies: 39
Views: 3313

Re: Di Costanzo 18’s drop Tuesday

Steve Long wrote: February 9th, 2021, 5:41 pm Y’all are a bad influence. Just ordered a 6 lot based on this thread. [cheers.gif]
I grabbed my share of this new release on BerserkerDay. The bad influence caused me to go out and source some older bottles of Farella.[cheers.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
February 5th, 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB. 10 Cases. 2018 Leeuwin 'Prelude' Chardonnay
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: WTB. 10 Cases. 2018 Leeuwin 'Prelude' Chardonnay

Clayton Wai-Poi wrote: February 5th, 2021, 2:11 pm Peter... not sure if you ever found a taker, but it looks like K&L are offering at this price ($24.99/bottle)
And over 400 bottles in stock!! You could get 3 years out of this one. [drinkers.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
February 4th, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest
Replies: 71
Views: 3573

Re: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest

Hey Steve,
Thanks for taking the time for this visit through your wine life.
Have a question after searching what bottles of Cab I have in Cellar Tracker. Did you make a "Reserve" Cab in 2016-2018? You did in CT.
by Mike Stoneking
January 28th, 2021, 2:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Pliny the Yonger will be Bottled and Shipped in California
Replies: 35
Views: 2750

Re: Pliny the Yonger will be Bottled and Shipped in California

If anyone has a btl and wants to get a vertical of Macdonald for a btl let me know. Update: Really appreciate the outpouring of generosity via PM gang! I should clarify I was joking. I don’t have a vertical of Macdonald. If I did, I would totally trade it for a btl of west coast ipa. 😍 [rofl.gif] [...
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--
Replies: 53
Views: 2573

Re: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--

Coffee bump. Don't miss out, because starting the day without coffee is like walking to work.
Takes a long time and your not going to feel better when you get there. Just sweaty. [swearing.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 1:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: AUCTIONS: 1/27/21 LIVE NOW!!!!!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 10669

Re: AUCTIONS: 1/27/21 LIVE NOW!!!!!!!

Shit folks, you got 6+ hours to bid on these items. Nice job badgering the folks that have put hundreds of hours into making this happen.
R-E-L-A-X the f*ck up!!
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 1:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 13066

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

CliftonD wrote: January 27th, 2021, 1:06 pm Order in. Bought a chest freezer over the summer just for breast milk and Flannery.
[wow.gif] [rofl.gif] [berserker.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 1:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 13066

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

okay... I have made my maiden Flannery order (4 NY steaks and a Hangar Steak) somehow feeling i have under ordered.. .but also just my first BD order this year as well... I may need to revisit later in the day if the CC still works and update my order... Cheers! The hangers are ridiculously awesome...
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 12:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Riverain 2018 Tench Cabernet (CAB NOW SOLD OUT) and some very limited Library Syrah (Syrah sold out!)
Replies: 76
Views: 4229

Re: Riverain 2018 Tench Cabernet (CAB NOW SOLD OUT) and some very limited Library Syrah (Syrah 750s sold out!)

Awesome Steve. Thanks for adding the extra cases for today so others can check these out. You have really taken this "hobby" to the next level and the action here is not surprising. Wishing you the best going forward. Cheers. [cheers.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 12:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 50189

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

7 cases, not bad for my first BD. I'll check out the auction, but I think I'm tapped out :) But there's still a whole additional offer group to go! It must be something about us rookies - my first BD and I am tapped out as well at 8. That being said, I only made a few purchases that weren't on my o...
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Rosé all day! stars & dust - NEW project from Nikki formerly of Liquid Farm!
Replies: 151
Views: 4922

Re: stars & dust - NEW project from Nikki formerly of Liquid Farm!

Welcome back Nikki!! I will take a Willie 6er to get things started.
Looking forward to what you will be doing. Thanks for the offer.
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 13066

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

okay... I have made my maiden Flannery order (4 NY steaks and a Hangar Steak) somehow feeling i have under ordered.. .but also just my first BD order this year as well... I may need to revisit later in the day if the CC still works and update my order... Cheers! The hangers are ridiculously awesome...
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 11:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: AUCTIONS: 1/27/21 LIVE NOW!!!!!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 10669

Re: AUCTIONS: 1/27/21 @2PM, GCC Preview at 11:15 am (Pacific)

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: January 27th, 2021, 10:48 am
Todd should start Berserker Day with this clip!
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--
Replies: 53
Views: 2573

Re: Re: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--

Eric Nelson wrote: January 27th, 2021, 9:15 am Thanks guys--always love doing the WB coffees
Grabbed 2. one for me and one for a friend who is a coffee junkie. He will love these.
Thanks for participating.
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 50189

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

T Fletcher wrote: January 27th, 2021, 9:52 am My Apple watch keeps reminding me to "stand."
[rofl.gif] Stay strong [berserker.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Slim Sadie's Beef Jerky - 25% OFF
Replies: 77
Views: 3015

Re: Slim Sadie's Beef Jerky - 25% OFF

Hey Heidi, grabbed 3 packages and look forward to trying this. Hope to see you in Paso once this all settles down.
Thanks for your service and best wishes for a busy day.
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 8:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Pentacle Herbs, Aromatic Bitters SOLD OUT, but more FEB22
Replies: 38
Views: 1420

Re: Pentacle Herbs - Aromatic Bitters

Hey Shawnda, grabbed a couple of these, one for us and one for a friend that is big in cocktails.
Best wishes to your new venture and to you. Cheers!
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Di Costanzo Wines • Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons
Replies: 109
Views: 6104

Re: Di Costanzo Wines • Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons

In for 6 DI CO and 3 each of the other cabs. This was a no brainer.
Cheers to you both and thanks for participating.
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: **Extended Offer- with Free Shipping**A THING OF BEAUTY-Great Stuff for your Face (and Body! and Beard!)
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: A THING OF BEAUTY-Great Stuff for your Face (and Body! and Beard!)

Hey Linda, Dana wants this one. The Ocean with Blue Tansy and Ocean Actives.
Good luck with your line-up and sending our best to you. [give_heart.gif]
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 8:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Calluna Vineyards BD12 (25% off + Free Shipping) - Chalk Hill, Sonoma County
Replies: 23
Views: 1539

Re: Calluna Vineyards BD12 (25% off + Free Shipping) - Chalk Hill, Sonoma County

Love these wines. Made in an old world style that sets these apart from the majority of regionally produced Bordeaux wines. Strongly encourage you to try these, especially with the discount. Cheers.
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 8:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass / April 6th Update - DELIVERY TOMORROW
Replies: 273
Views: 18214

Re: Grassl Glass

Grabbed the Voyage+ to finally have a better way to bring glasses to an event.
Thanks Chris.
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 13066

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Ordered 6 Hangers yesterday and Dana said "what are you going to eat?". Ordered 6 more, so now I have 3 orders with you, because you all are so good at handling us knuckleheads (got the MC special yesterday as well). At least I picked the same shipping date.
by Mike Stoneking
January 27th, 2021, 6:15 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 50189

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

So people who have done this before, was preview day yesterday all the offers or are there new offers and/or new vendors coming out today also? While there may be a last minute addition from a winery that delayed getting their offer in, generally all the offers are shown on preview/early purchase d...
by Mike Stoneking
January 26th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!
Replies: 256
Views: 10930

Re: Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

Starter pack and the short rib medallions for me.
Thanks for taking part in this.
by Mike Stoneking
January 26th, 2021, 4:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Di Costanzo Wines • Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons
Replies: 109
Views: 6104

Re: Di Costanzo Wines • Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons

Thanks Albert! The shipping promotion & the new 18s will be uploaded shortly, and then they'll be activated once this preview period ends & I get my official 'launch time' from Todd et al. We'll be sure you get whatever you need, thank you so much ~ What time EST is the offer going to be op...
by Mike Stoneking
January 26th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--
Replies: 53
Views: 2573

Re: Re: Microlot Coffees--An African Adventure--

alan weinberg wrote: January 26th, 2021, 12:32 pm been buying from Eric for some time now. Great roaster. Light to medium—lets the coffee speak, not hidden behind char.
An always buy. Love the sourcing and the story behind these small growers. Like the second bag so I can revisit at a later date and keep the beans fresh.
by Mike Stoneking
January 26th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef *Monopole Cru Offer* (what remains is open for all!)
Replies: 81
Views: 5883

Re: Flannery Beef *Monopole Cru Offer*

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 26th, 2021, 11:04 am Moving to Early Purchase Offers

(GCC Members, you can now purchase from this insane offer - Monopole Cru had 3 hours to be sure they had exclusive access for a while)
grabbed 2 of these. Excited to try them.
by Mike Stoneking
January 26th, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SHIPPING UPDATE Lagier Meredith -- Serious Syrah at a Silly Price
Replies: 52
Views: 3530

Re: Lagier Meredith -- Serious Syrah at a Silly Price

Love these Syrahs. Grabbed the 2016 pack and will let these rest for a while.
by Mike Stoneking
January 22nd, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17095
Views: 504928

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/NANONHCl.jpg Monkish Brewing. Hang My Boots. TIPA. 10.3% ABV. Hopped entirely with Nelson Sauvin hops, 2020 vintage. You know I love my Nelson hops and in Henry's hands I'm a sucker for anything he cans with it. Last years rendition of Boots blew me away so I jumped on the chanc...
by Mike Stoneking
January 22nd, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shipping article that’s really helpful
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Wine shipping article that’s really helpful

Such a hodgepodge of permits and laws to keep up on for these wineries.
Some of these states are lucky that wineries "want" to get bottles to them.
by Mike Stoneking
January 22nd, 2021, 5:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 214
Views: 12516

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Glasses arrived yesterday. Super sweet. Was wondering how these would ship without breaking but the packaging is awesome.
Card arrived as well so went to my local watering hole and bought some cans with the card and got my points.
Have BD off and ready for action.
by Mike Stoneking
January 13th, 2021, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Benchmark Wine Group
Replies: 31
Views: 1785

Re: Retailer Check: Benchmark Wine Group

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: January 13th, 2021, 11:24 am benchmark is the best seller in the United States for secondary wines IMO.
No doubt. 100% recommend them.
by Mike Stoneking
January 13th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: News from Williams Selyem
Replies: 19
Views: 2484

Re: News from Williams Selyem

This should be a good thing. It reads as though several folks had inquired but the Faiveleys fit the stewardship they were looking for. As for the long term, I would think they would get first rights to add ownership.
by Mike Stoneking
January 10th, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 10078

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Disbelief at the outcome of the story. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
RIP Frank.
by Mike Stoneking
December 22nd, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 167
Views: 6287

Re: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

1999 Ravenswood Barricia Zinfandel- solid cork and great color in the glass. Dark cherry and light spice notes with soft tannins and a smooth finish. Ridiculously good drink for 20 years old, but not surprising coming from Joel. A real treat to step back in time and enjoy this. Larry Piggins print b...

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