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by Patrick T a y l o r
May 18th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50% off vinguardvalise
Replies: 29
Views: 1221

Re: 50% off vinguardvalise

Thanks to the OP for the PSA.

And thanks to Vinguard Valise for this copywriting:

"Ribbed design for durability and optimal performance."
by Patrick T a y l o r
May 8th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!
Replies: 328
Views: 25208

Re: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!

A great thread indeed. All that is needed is more limericks. -A- There once was a guy named Mark B As a plumber, he knew poop and pee He drank some old Chard Then said as he barfed “I shouldn’t bring work home with me!” -B- Mark B was a pipe fitting gent Who bought some old Chards for a cent Most ev...
by Patrick T a y l o r
May 8th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar Humidity
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Wine cellar Humidity

I recently upgraded my wine room. It is doing fine at 56 degrees plus or minus 1 degree. I have a SensorPush remote monitor which gives me direct reading on my temperature and humidity. My humidity is running about 65 percent. Should I worry about low humidity?? How can I increase humidity without ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
May 7th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: another glassware question - grenache
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: another glassware question - grenache

Grassl 1855 or Grassl Cru.
by Patrick T a y l o r
May 7th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with upgrading my wine
Replies: 49
Views: 2223

Re: Help with upgrading my wine

I have been drinking Yellow Tail Chardonnay for a while now and love it (sorry if this offends people). Its very easy to drink and rather delicious. However, since 2019 bottles came out it has not tasted the same and i think its time i found myself a new favourite that is an elevated taste to Yello...
by Patrick T a y l o r
May 1st, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #13 - FRIDAY 5/1, 6:30pm PDT
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #13 - FRIDAY 5/1, 6:30pm PDT

Aw, I cannot make it. Indiana weather tonight is nice enough to social distance on a porch, so I'm headed to an actual reality tasting with a couple of friends.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 30th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 169
Views: 5752

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 8:46 am
Friday it is! Normal time of 6:30 pm PDT comin' at ya!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86820062434
I can make it, and my middle initial is D.

So, PDT *is* comin' at ya!
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 29th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to look to next, cellar development
Replies: 56
Views: 2370

Re: Where to look to next, cellar development

I agree with the poster who said you should seek out older vintages that are ready to drink now.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 29th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to look to next, cellar development
Replies: 56
Views: 2370

Re: Where to look to next, cellar development

...With a baby and wife at home, i have to manage my expenses on my hobbies, as I am sure many on this board can relate to. This means that I try to actively look out for wines that " punch above their weight" as it were.... Am trying to taste as much as I can, but really appreciate your input to g...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 29th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 73
Views: 3755

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Dave McIsaac wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Patrick T a y l o r wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 12:31 pm


I've started recording the stem in my CT notes, so I can make better wine / stem pairings.

Don't forget Sally's stems, too...... [cheers.gif]
Sally is a fickle beast.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 29th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 73
Views: 3755

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Thanks for the tips guys. I decided to order a Grassl 1855 and Cru to get the chance to test out with different wines and compare. Some friends and I did that pre-quarantine. We tried 5 wines in 5 different glasses. The shape of the glass change the nose, for sure. But it also changed where the win...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 28th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 73
Views: 3755

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Well, it hasn't been discussed ad nauseam between the day you joined and today. :) I think Grassl still has a tasting set for $50 as a try before you buy (refundable). Search this board for keywords like Grassl, GGG, Riedel. I was happy with Riedel for many years until I tried Grassl. Your mileage m...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 28th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Sun Break Wines: Whole Cluster or De-stemmed? Taste the difference; 20% discounts + free shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: Sun Break Wines: Whole Cluster or De-stemmed? Taste the difference; 20% discounts + free shipping

Thanks Leonard. Great people! That was fun! Direct sales have really taken off. But also FYI, the WSJ plug also brought interest from two commercial wine club managers-- one a 600-member group and the other is really huge (samples were mailed to both). I have a call with one these guys on Wednesday...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 27th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: is this the end of byo culture?
Replies: 29
Views: 1831

Re: is this the end of byo culture?

BYO isn’t legal in Indiana. There are hopes when things finally open up that could change with restaurants being desperate for business they won’t fight the change. Who knows what the restaurant scene will look like when they can be open again. Who is doing the hoping, besides us plebes? Anyone wit...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 27th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What should the retailer do here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2149

Re: What should the retailer do here?

All, An update: Wine.com has graciously agreed to ship me the missing Carlisle bottle without asking the mistakenly sent bottle be returned. Based on the responses above and my own expectations on what to expect from a large retailer, that seems well over the line of "the right thing to do" and the...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 26th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?
Replies: 31
Views: 1618

Re: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?

Widely available.... - Lafage Miraflors rose'. Widely available plus it's really good. - Kung Fu Girl riesling. So available that it's even at my small town CVS! Drinkable, too. - Klinker Brick Zinfandel is not a zin fruit bomb. Always delivers. - Bogle Petit Sirah is quite good for ~$12, especiall...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 26th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?
Replies: 31
Views: 1618

Re: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?

Widely available.... - Lafage Miraflors rose'. Widely available plus it's really good. - Kung Fu Girl riesling. So available that it's even at my small town CVS! Drinkable, too. - Klinker Brick Zinfandel is not a zin fruit bomb. Always delivers. - Bogle Petit Sirah is quite good for ~$12, especially...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 26th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What should the retailer do here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2149

Re: What should the retailer do here?

Definitely contact the retailer about the error. They'll propose something. I agree that it is on them to fix it, even if that means sending you the correct bottle and you returning the incorrect bottle. I have a couple of experiences. I recently received an incorrect bottle of Cabot Zin in a Zin 6 ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 25th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Trump Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 32
Views: 1846

Re: TN: 2016 Trump Cabernet Sauvignon

Hal Blumberg wrote:
April 24th, 2020, 9:13 pm
I bet it's HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!!!
KLUUUUUUUUUUGE

fifty
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 24th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Silas Wines NEW Quarantine Relief and Berserker Deals
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Silas Wines NEW Quarantine Relief and Berserker Deals

Alexander Clark wrote:
April 24th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Check them all out at Silas Wines
A poisoned chalice indeed. The URLs are dead; they take me to a 404/Not Found page.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 21st, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?
Replies: 116
Views: 3446

Re: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?

Put me in the no capsules, no wax crowd. You do want to distinguish the cork. Here are 4 wines from 3 producers. 2015 = Franny Beck 2016 = Franny Beck 2018 = Vincent X = Cabot I'd definitely recognize Cabot, and maybe Vincent. But I'd probably have a hard time remembering Franny Beck. Wine Corks.jpg
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 18th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Sun Break Wines: Whole Cluster or De-stemmed? Taste the difference; 20% discounts + free shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: Sun Break Wines: Whole Cluster or De-stemmed? Taste the difference; 20% discounts + free shipping

-Brut cidres from Normandy are my stylistic goal! All three are in this wheelhouse, with the Idyll Acres Perfection being the closest to that goal at 100% heritage fruit including 2 Normandy varietals; but the Gravenstein Gold includes 3 Normandy varietals and the Liberty Red has two. -I actually h...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 18th, 2020, 12:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Wife also tracking your shipment, and decides to leave precisely when it gets there to make you think you won...as she deviously hides her Jimmy Choo shoe purchases... So who won again? This is some next level stuff, implying that she knew. But suppose I knew that she knew. Maybe the UPS game was a...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Winston Churchill Was Drinking During the Blitz.
Replies: 41
Views: 2562

Re: What Winston Churchill Was Drinking During the Blitz.

Basically it sounds like Churchill was blitzed during the Blitz. Huzzah!
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Patrick T a y l o r wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Pat Burton wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 6:11 pm
I hope so, since many of those shipments come to her office. champagne.gif
I should have been addressing these to you all along! :)
Big haircut though
Good point. Pat B's vig is prolly worse than WineBid.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Michel Gaunoux Pommard Grand Epenots
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: TN: 1999 Michel Gaunoux Pommard Grand Epenots

I've no experience with the Pommard, but I was lucky enough to taste a few ounces of a 2009 Michel Gaunoux Mersault Perrieres last fall at a restaurant in Beaune. The table next to me was toasting something, and I jokingly clinked my empty glass with them. A moment later they motioned for my glass a...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

RichardFlack wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 6:58 pm


I’m confused. Is this UPS vs The Mrs, or is it The Mr vs The Mrs ?
Remind me to never introduce you to my wife. neener
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Pat Burton wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 6:11 pm
I hope so, since many of those shipments come to her office. champagne.gif
I should have been addressing these to you all along! :)
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Ha ha! I've definitely played this game many times. Then it's a mad scramble to get the wine in your cellar and try to breakdown the cardboard before she gets home. Yet another reason why styrofoam sucks. So hard to get rid of the evidence ;) Styrofoam, smh. Check out this classic WB thread on that...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

I stand my ground. Wine is too important to me, and would be to the relationship, to overlook. Sitting in a nice restaurant, eating beautiful food, and not being able to share our thoughts about the beverage, would not work for me. I understand your point of view. I am thankful that my wife is as m...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

My wife loves wine, going to wineries, will sometimes come to tasting dinners with me, and all of that. Yet nonetheless, she is somewhere between annoyed and horrified at the amount of money I spend and the number of bottles we have. So we have our share of the cat and mouse game that goes on, the ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Josh Grossman wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 12:38 pm
My shipment today would have been hard to hide. Maybe they wouldn’t notice another room made of wine boxes?
Wine? What wine? This is an indoor igloo for the kids.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Sun Break Wines: Whole Cluster or De-stemmed? Taste the difference; 20% discounts + free shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: Sun Break Wines: Whole Cluster or De-stemmed? Taste the difference; 20% discounts + free shipping

Quick questions.... - Any offers on your ciders? - How do your ciders compare to traditional brut Cidres from Normandy? I fell in love with these in France last fall, but they are impossible to find near me? - How do your ciders compare to Angry Orchard crisp apple, which is the only domestic cider ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Evaluating Wines that Don't Match Varietal Characteristics
Replies: 24
Views: 759

Re: Evaluating Wines that Don't Match Varietal Characteristics

Kris Patten wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Easy...would I drink again for the price: Yes or No.
+1 Occam's razor
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Seesh, Howard, lighten up! [highfive.gif] This is supposed to be a light-hearted tongue-in-cheek thread. champagne.gif On topic, this is a reason I have wine shipped to my office. Only now it's turned into a game of intercepting the boxes so my associates don't think I have a problem! [tease.gif] F...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 11:02 am
There are many advantages to being single, and this is one of them! flirtysmile [cheers.gif]
Heh. Since she doesn't drink, I have the best of both worlds!
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Markus S wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 11:07 am
Unless she doesn't drink wine, then you have a problem. hitsfan
Bingo.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

UPS is delivering wine today. I am anxiously tracking it. My wife just ran out to get lunch. UPS delivered the wine before she returned. I WIN!!!! Next up: Fedex vs The Mrs. My advice. Take her to wineries with you. The more she gets to see the wineries, meets the people at the wineries, and tastes...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 17th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

UPS is delivering wine today. I am anxiously tracking it.

My wife just ran out to get lunch.

UPS delivered the wine before she returned.

I WIN!!!!

Next up: Fedex vs The Mrs.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 16th, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid auction to help Restaurant Workers
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: WineBid auction to help Restaurant Workers

Gerry Morrisey wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Does anyone know if they are still charging the 17% vig or are all the proceeds going to help? It might stimulate higher bidding if it was waived.
I'm guessing no, but Russ Mann sometimes visits this board. His username is RMann if you want to send a PM.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 16th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.
Replies: 86
Views: 6914

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.

I remember a little push back on the initial Berserker Cuvée about it not being a completely put together wine and the point was people were treating a +$40 Pinot like the $19 price point it was selling at. I don't know why anyone would push back on the 2013 Berserker Cuvée. It was exactly as adver...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 16th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Winston Churchill Was Drinking During the Blitz.
Replies: 41
Views: 2562

Re: What Winston Churchill Was Drinking During the Blitz.

From the Churchill War Rooms in London...
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by Patrick T a y l o r
April 16th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 121
Views: 26621

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Vince L. wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Thx good to know for when we close on our own place and I convince the wifey to drop $2K on a wine fridge. lol
Roll it into the mortgage and maybe she'll never find out. :)
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 16th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR
Replies: 24
Views: 2136

Re: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR

We have yet to finalize the blend, but more than likely it will have Bordeaux and Rhone varieties. CS and Syrah will make up at least 50% of the blend, with Merlot, Grenache, CF, and PV making up the rest. It will go through a very rigorous blending cycle (usually 80-100 different blends) and we wi...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 14th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mid-month Tasting Notes: Corona Edition, April 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Mid-month Tasting Notes: Corona Edition, April 2020

John Morris wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 3:10 pm
I loved these, particularly. My Lambrusco epiphany was a bottle consumed with pizza outside in a piazza in Modena in 1997. This sums up the experience:
Ditto about Modena, except it was December of 2019. Seems like a lifetime ago.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 9th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.
Replies: 86
Views: 6914

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.

Thanks. I am glad this wine has found a niche here. I love it and will be sad to it go when at some point in the future when we sell through the 2018. That could be years from now though, or until I finish drinking it myself! I'm thinking you will sell through the 2018 on January 27th, 2021. (waves...
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 8th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.
Replies: 86
Views: 6914

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.

Are you out of the Muscat? or do I need humiliation? No, sir. I think you are better off with the former than the latter. Actually, right now it is a bit like we run a winery and a Muscat museum. Too bad. It is a delicious, simple little wine. I had to call in my order. They were gentle to me.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 8th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar
Replies: 126
Views: 10497

Re: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar

John Morris wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Oops. Thanks for the fix.

Is there any passive fix to excessive humidity?
Silica gel or baking soda could work.
by Patrick T a y l o r
April 8th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: ***SOLD OUT***Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)
Replies: 32
Views: 3009

Re: Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)

Thomas Concilio wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 7:53 am
Anybody know if this offer is still available?
looks like it is still up

https://becheur.com/product/18AVCHDP2/

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