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by Frank Z
January 27th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 78
Views: 1951

Re: Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Order in for the Elite Selection! Looking forward to trying out the olive oils and seafood! Thanks Nola!
by Frank Z
January 27th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE***
Replies: 42
Views: 1192

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE***

Wanted to say thanks again Charlie! Super excited for this and cant wait to enjoy with some Champagne I brought back from France!

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by Frank Z
January 26th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 80
Views: 2119

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Selosse and Pierre Peters. Krug would be next.
by Frank Z
January 24th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 2413

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines

Interesting to see these wines described in terms of old-world styles (LLC? Domaine de Chevalier?). The one Galloni review I read described the wine as plush and explosive. Anyone care to comment further on the intended style of the wines? Last year I did a comparison between the Realm Farella and ...
by Frank Z
January 23rd, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 36
Views: 3316

Re: Maybach Coming

Just got an offer today. Does this mean I'm off the waitlist? Thinking about going in for the Materium 375s. the 375s are a great buy and I wish more would do them! I had purchased (4) splits of 2016 Materium last year through another member, but since this was my first year officially on the list,...
by Frank Z
January 23rd, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 36
Views: 3316

Re: Maybach Coming

Just got an offer today. Does this mean I'm off the waitlist?

Thinking about going in for the Materium 375s.
by Frank Z
January 21st, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 2413

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines

Have also tasted with Erin a number of times and the wines are really good (even better considering the value)! Whenever I am unsure what wine to drink/pair, I usually end up pulling a DI CO. Definitely looking forward to the Berserker Day offer as well as the formal release the next day.
by Frank Z
January 15th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Excess Myriad Avail

Just wanted to let you know - if you’re referring to the 2018 release, they don’t ship until October.
by Frank Z
January 15th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 15978

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

I've already started backfilling 2017 vintages of RM Platt at local stores. Hopeful to get allocated 1 bottle, even though wasn't listed explicitly in the email.
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dana Estates 2017 Offering
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Dana Estates 2017 Offering

Got moved to the active mailing list and received the offer today. Was quite surprised to see the bottles were offered individually (if only Colgin did that...). Anyone have any insight on these wines? Are they similar to Colgin at all? And what’s with the $175 per bottle of Sauvignon Blanc? Thanks!...
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6163

Re: January Offerings

Kistler released today as well.
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 33
Views: 2442

Re: Myriad Down?

Just got the email: Greetings The Myriad Cellars 2018 Beckstoffer Dr Crane /ELYSIAN offer has overloaded our servers, and we have placed this release ON HOLD - until we can resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience, with all the login's at once - the server could not handle the traffic. ...
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 33
Views: 2442

Re: Myriad Down?

Chuck Schmeling wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 9:48 am
Just talked to Mike on phone. He said they intend to reboot at top of hour (10 am pacific time).
Good to know. Thanks for the info Chuck!
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 33
Views: 2442

Re: Myriad Down?

Perhaps the website overloaded? Given the popularity of the offer, I'm not 100% surprised.

I'm sure Mike and Leah are working hard to get it up and running again.
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6163

Re: January Offerings

Can't even get in anymore due to internal server error...

Good thing I placed my order already! I still have sales tax though, living in CA, but I'm not complaining!
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time in France - Itinerary
Replies: 32
Views: 1706

Re: First Time in France - Itinerary

Just wanted to thank everyone again for their insights regarding my trip! The trip was a blast and exploring Champagne was really fun.

Now, If only I didn't miss my flight back to the States, things would have been perfect HAHA

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by Frank Z
January 13th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6163

Re: January Offerings

William Segui wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 9:50 am
John Telford wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 9:11 am
Has anyone seen a date for Rivers Marie release? I have not! Thanks
For at least as long as I have been here, it is always the third Tuesday in January.
Thanks for the info Will! Looking forward to the release!
by Frank Z
January 13th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 15978

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Honestly, the 2017 RM Platt PN blew me away. Was going to purchase the 2018 anyways, but this is just the cherry on top.
by Frank Z
January 12th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12593
Views: 607235

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just got back from Champagne, and brought back a few goodies. champagne.gif Jacques Selosse Initial Jacques Selosse Lieux-Dits Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger Les Carelles Jérome Prevost La Closerie Les Beguines Guiborat Prisme.14 2012 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons 2014 Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or Vilmart Grand C...
by Frank Z
January 12th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12593
Views: 607235

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just got back from Champagne, and brought back a few goodies. champagne.gif Jacques Selosse Initial Jacques Selosse Lieux-Dits Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger Les Carelles Jérome Prevost La Closerie Les Beguines Guiborat Prisme.14 2012 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons 2014 Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or Vilmart Grand Ce...
by Frank Z
January 8th, 2020, 3:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time in France - Itinerary
Replies: 32
Views: 1706

Re: First Time in France - Itinerary

Quick question - is it legal in France for restaurant to sell a bottle from their wine list to go? I have tried many wine shops to find this wine, as well as the producer directly, in order to find a wine, with no avail, but that same wine is available at the restaurant I am dining at. Would a resta...
by Frank Z
December 23rd, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 72
Views: 5449

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

Thanks John! Just picked up 1/2 case with $18 shipping to try out.
by Frank Z
December 23rd, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time in France - Itinerary
Replies: 32
Views: 1706

Re: First Time in France - Itinerary

I apologize for not getting back to everyone earlier, but I really do appreciate all of the responses and advice given. Based on the above, I have decided to nix Burgundy from the trip, and focus on Champagne and visit a few more producers. Here is the updated schedule for the last two days: 1/8 Pie...
by Frank Z
December 11th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Myriad/Quivet 2 pack

Interested. Will PM you shortly.
by Frank Z
December 6th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21254

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Here I go... and yes, your good deed is done. Done - Di Costanzo will have an offer this year. [berserker.gif] [berserker.gif] [berserker.gif] AWESOME! I apologize for speaking too soon as I may have been too pessimistic earlier... I'm going to sign up for Grand Cru now - very excited!
by Frank Z
December 6th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 73
Views: 7194

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

Now that 2019 is coming to a close, I wanted to comment on things that I did end up trying for this year (from a variety of price points). Napa: Di Costanzo, Christopher Tynan, VHR (really enjoyed the 2016), MacDonald, Anomaly, Kata, Patria, Sinegal These didn't wow me as much (as in would drink hap...
by Frank Z
December 6th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 392
Views: 30397

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

The 2017 Myriad Three twins was showing well when I had it last month, but I just had a 2016 Becklyn NV this week, and it was fantastic PnP and even better on the second day.
by Frank Z
December 5th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21254

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Would it be possible to get Di Costanzo onboard? if you know him then ping him and ask. If he's interested I'll follow up. I looked at his website and his wines are available only to list members and on allocation. Doesn't mean he wouldn't want to expand his market. let me know. I love their wines ...
by Frank Z
December 2nd, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time in France - Itinerary
Replies: 32
Views: 1706

First Time in France - Itinerary

Hi Everyone, I'll be traveling to France for the first time after the New Year and I have been looking at all of the travel forums for recommendations on wineries to visit in Champagne and Burgundy (but mainly Champagne) and restaurants to eat at in Paris and beyond, etc., but I wanted to get some f...
by Frank Z
November 20th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction
Replies: 35
Views: 2211

Re: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction

Thanks for the information everyone. One thing I am still wondering is if I'm travelling with a partner, does that mean the limit is upped to 10L (5L per person), or is the maximum in one suitcase 5L?
by Frank Z
November 18th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 8065

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Finally tried both sandwiches last night. I love Popeyes' fried chicken by itself but the sandwiches were unimpressive, IMHO.
by Frank Z
November 9th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4700

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Picked one up today. Now I’m ready for the holidays! champagne.gif
by Frank Z
November 9th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212910

Re: Official Costco Thread

Lots of Dom ‘08 at the Tustin District for $149
by Frank Z
November 8th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212910

Re: Official Costco Thread

Jeff_M. wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Costco Tustin, CA

16' Dominus $249
16' Insignia $219?
17' SLD Kirkland for $23.99
16' Double Diamond $39.97
Thanks for the update! Out of curiosity, have they gotten their champagne section up for the holidays yet this year?
by Frank Z
November 8th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4700

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Thanks Nola for the seal of approval. I will be stopping by tomorrow to my local Costco to pick one up in person since they told me they had 8!

Super excited for this. Last time I had Iberico was at Joel Robuchon in Vegas and couldn’t find any reasonably priced ones ever since! Thanks again!
by Frank Z
November 8th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4700

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Was looking into this when I discovered two different brands - Noel and Covap. Is there a difference between the two? Thanks!
by Frank Z
November 7th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanters for ballers only
Replies: 15
Views: 1294

Re: Decanters for ballers only

Perfect for my Beckstoffer Georges III Cab tonight! neener
by Frank Z
November 4th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 973
Views: 52104

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Any thoughts on Manuela? Corkage policy? Thanks! Cheers! Marshall [cheers.gif] Just dined there last Friday night. Loved the vibe and food was good - flavorful and well portioned. However, service can be hit or miss. Our particular server really wasn't feeling it that day and acted like he didn't w...
by Frank Z
November 4th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14806

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

WOTY will most likely be the 2016 MacDonald CS or the 2016 Vice Versa Platt PN.

More importantly, my discovery of the year is the 2017 River-Marie Platt PN. Really wish I bought more at release.
by Frank Z
November 4th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Zalto Bordeaux Glasses / Blow Out
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

Re: Zalto Bordeaux Glasses / Blow Out

Been looking to replace a pair of these that I broke. Perfect opportunity to do so. Thanks so much Chris!
by Frank Z
November 1st, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad drinking windows
Replies: 29
Views: 2458

Re: Myriad drinking windows

Three Twins can be popped immediately. The 2017 I'm drinking right now is incredible. I don't buy the app but I'm sure the story is the same. The Beckstoffers really need a few more years. Popped open one of these last night. Even though it was just a tad “hot”, but very good nonetheless. Enjoyed w...
by Frank Z
October 30th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction
Replies: 35
Views: 2211

Re: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction

Sorry to be reviving an old thread, but will be travelling on AF to Paris in January, and I wanted to bring back a case of Champagne in my wine check. Anyone have any updated information, or is the 5L policy still enforced? Also, if I travel with family (of 4 total), does that mean my limit goes up ...
by Frank Z
October 29th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn shipments
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Becklyn shipments

Got a shipping notice from them last week indicating shipments would begin going out this week, dependent on weather.

Anyone received anything yet? My guess is that they were also shut down due to the fires and power outages?

Thanks!
by Frank Z
October 24th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 187
Views: 11776

Re: Another Flannery PSA

in for some ribsteaks as well! Really hoping that they'll bring back some 50 day dry-aged ones soon cause those were my favorite
by Frank Z
October 19th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212910

Re: Official Costco Thread

Picked up some Dom 2008 for 142 at Livermore
by Frank Z
October 10th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short time notice Napa winery visit?
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Short time notice Napa winery visit?

If you're looking for a spot that's new and where you're likely to get in for dinner, Hal Yamashita is in soft open mode until November. I went last week...food is pricey, but it was a solid meal. Thanks for the recommendation, as I doubt I would have been able to find this place myself. Would you ...

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