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by Ian S
January 22nd, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE CONSUMPTION BY AGE GROUP
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: WINE CONSUMPTION BY AGE GROUP

What's the average cost per bottle for each age group? 5 quid says the Boomers buy wine costing at least twice as much as the Millennials.
by Ian S
January 22nd, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 601 Cellars
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: 601 Cellars

I'd be game to try a few. A less acidic Chianti might be nice from time to time. We don't drink much CA Sangiovese because it's cheap enough from Italy. Decent Chiantis are only $20.
by Ian S
January 21st, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 36
Views: 3261

Re: Maybach Coming

NickRut wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 5:03 pm
2017 Maybach or 2017 outpost true. Hmm 🤔🤔
Isn't Outpost a Constellation brand now? Is Maybach still independent? If yes to both, it's easy-peasy.
by Ian S
January 20th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The repositioning of L’Evangile
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: The repositioning of L’Evangile

This sort of "repositioning" almost never helps a brand. Remember when Pioneer introduced it's Elite line? They tried to compete with high end manufacturers like MacIntosh and Levinson, and failed miserably. We could cite other industries too, like autos, appliances, clothing, etc.
by Ian S
January 19th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How should wines with corks be stored?
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: How should wines with corks be stored?

Judging from news clips, all wine should be stored as deep in the ocean as possible.
by Ian S
January 19th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1587

Re: Large format

dsimmons wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 12:46 pm
I rarely buy mags and never anything bigger.
Don, has anyone ever told you that you have a nice 'but? [wink.gif]
by Ian S
January 19th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 73
Views: 6652

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Go to the source for answers. From Shae Kinsman when asked if the winery was bought already: "No, no - not bought! They are just distributing our wine in the UK. Breathe easy ;)". How great is it that these winery owners take the time to converse with us regular blokes!
by Ian S
January 15th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 15868

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Phil Restine wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 5:25 pm

I feel that I provide an important service and offer a counterpoint to the usual sycophant line of lemmings you find here
Yes, Berserkers are a bunch of philrestines.

Catchy nom de plume. [cheers.gif] Even better than Richard Cranium. [snort.gif]
by Ian S
January 14th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 25
Views: 665

Re: Slovenian Riesling

Peter Kleban wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 11:35 am
Or maybe this is even more germane:
Now I'm befuddled. I thought we were chatting about Slobovia, and now you're saying it's a part of Germany?
by Ian S
January 14th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 3020

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

Jim Stewart wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 3:31 pm
There is a definite correlation.
Between men under 25 and wine not showing well? [snort.gif]
by Ian S
January 14th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 15868

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

There's definitely been a glutton of 100 point scores in the past decade, but we've also had probably the best continuous run of growing seasons that Napa/Sonoma have ever had. Its a compliment to the farming and wine making that there's been so many great wines. In the spirit of being a Berserker,...
by Ian S
January 12th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Georges Duboeuf (1933 - 2020)
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: RIP Georges Duboeuf (1933 - 2020)

Sad to see another passing. I understand he was married to the woman shown on the right of this snapshot:
19.Wendy’s-Where’s-the-beef-Lady.jpg
She asked "Where's the beef?" He said "Right here!". A match made in heaven.
by Ian S
January 10th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 32
Views: 1990

Re: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Dan Kravitz wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 5:51 pm
this has a reasonable alcohol level of 16.5%.
[swoon.gif] [pwn.gif]

Begs the question: what's unreasonable?
by Ian S
January 8th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3757

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Having drank a few of 11’s and 10’s i would definitely not call them dark or dark fruited. Well, the style did change. And '01 is what is in question. Tanzer seems to agree: The Clos des Cortons has always been quite savory and soil-driven, not to mention uncompromisingly dry. While I have long fou...
by Ian S
January 7th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2779

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

Victor Hong wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 4:45 am
Even the most heavenly wine eventually goes down the drain.
[snort.gif] Nice one mate! [wink.gif]
by Ian S
January 6th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3112

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Those of you interested in backfilling 2001 German riesling should also consider 2004, 2008, and 2012 German riesling (and maybe 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2009). Second on 2012, my favorite post-2001 vintage. Has their been a bad vintage of Mosel Riesling from 2001 on? I can't think of one. Some are bet...
by Ian S
January 5th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1394

Re: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?

Victor Hong wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Smash the bottle open. Always works.
[snort.gif] Preferably over someone who irks you, while wrestling with them on the Lazy Susan, right?
by Ian S
January 4th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3757

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Yes, by all means deny the existence of anyone who states a contrary opinion or questions you by blocking them.
by Ian S
January 4th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3757

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

What's wrong with going lax and having a pleasant evening? If you want structured wine tasting, enrol in a WSET class. If Berserker offlines are as rigid as Lee makes them sound, than no wonder people skive off at the last minute! Enjoy the company and wine at any pace or order you fancy.
by Ian S
January 3rd, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New Haven Pizza Crawl Pepes Sally's Modern and others Night of DiFara' s tba
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: New Haven Pizza Crawl Pepes Sally's Modern and others Night of DiFara' s tba

I appreciate everyone input but trying to get Berserkers to attend my events that my regular gang absolutely love is about as easy as winning Powerball. Going to stop posting here and instead go on Cellartracker where I do find much greater turnout. Maybe if you showed up to your own events, things...
by Ian S
December 31st, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3757

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Vampires! You're all hanging from the ceiling. So who's who? Was your 8th the shutter nutter?
by Ian S
December 29th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!

Jay Miller wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 5:16 am
Personally my native pride is offended by the notion that anyone from outside the NYC metro area could possibly be as big a curmudgeon as someone local.
I like your style, mate! [cheers.gif] Every city needs to be known for something.
by Ian S
December 28th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6433

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Maybach and Keller. Probably more Rivers-Marie to keep the better half sated.
by Ian S
December 27th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better Than Average Kabinett
Replies: 49
Views: 1667

Re: Better Than Average Kabinett

Keller Limestone Kabinett is around $30 a bottle and not difficult to find. The less sweet Qba is about $25.
by Ian S
December 27th, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roy Piper Wines
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: Roy Piper Wines

Adam Frisch wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 10:31 pm
He has the most inclusive and open videos on his winemaking posted on Vimeo. It's refreshing to see in a business that is plagued by so much cloak and dagger.
So you're saying Roy is the Duke the Retriever of the Cabernet Crowd, giving away the secrets to the prized $200 baked beans?
by Ian S
December 26th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: TN: 2004 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello

YLee wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 5:43 pm
So which vintages are drinking well now?
1995 - 2000
by Ian S
December 26th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roy Piper Wines
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: Roy Piper Wines

Christmas offer? Did he stuff a bottle in your stocking?
by Ian S
December 25th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1984 Hooper's Vintage Port
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: TN: 1984 Hooper's Vintage Port

Andy, are you also on The Port Forum?
by Ian S
December 25th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!

Mark has it - here's another chance to toss any issues onto the table and discuss them. Yes, the title was cheeky, but this is still a serious subject. Must be if it drew such ire in the other thread. Jorge is a mod. So he’s free to lock this thread at any time. So no skiving off for him. Sorry mate...
by Ian S
December 25th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!

Come on Ian. Why bring this up again? Let’s not rehash contentious points again. Are you joshing? Jorge, about a third of the posts here are contentious rehashing over sillier things than this like grammar and other rubbish. If a member in good standing like Jay can start a thread, so can any other...
by Ian S
December 25th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!

Let the berserkering commence! There's obviously was a lot of bottled-up (excuse the pun) animosity about New York offlining. So much so that the thread was locked and a suggestion made by your favorite Berserker Bobby that a new thread be started, so here it is! I don't wish to confine this to mere...
by Ian S
December 24th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020

Victor, why don't you set a date for all the gobby combatants to engage each other and sell tickets like you promised? You could have side betting and a table (like a March Madness chart), so you'd have yourself a nice little bunce.
by Ian S
December 24th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico
Replies: 18
Views: 868

Re: TN: 2001 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

John Glas wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 9:19 am
What was the price back then?
£9 - £10, which would have been roundabout $12 - $14 at 2001 exchange rates.
by Ian S
December 23rd, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 68
Views: 1935

Re: Wine from Normandy?

The bloke asked a simple question, and there are more members wittering on over whether or not apple cider of one type is brandy or not rather than answering his query. Nice! Berserking as usual. Yes, I see! [berserker.gif] I like this place. [cheers.gif] It's like a family holiday row, where every...
by Ian S
December 23rd, 2019, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 68
Views: 1935

Re: Wine from Normandy?

The bloke asked a simple question, and there are more members wittering on over whether or not apple cider of one type is brandy or not rather than answering his query. Nice!
by Ian S
December 22nd, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5158

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Here is an option, suggest a date, throw out an idea and who comes, is who comes, stop bellyaching about this one or that person or which wine to bring or be on time... Just enjoy the company and the wine! Interesting. Here's another option Jonathan: don't post open invitations to your NYC gatherin...
by Ian S
December 22nd, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5158

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

This thread is magical. Truly magical. Fa la la, mates!
by Ian S
December 22nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New Haven Pizza Crawl Pepes Sally's Modern and others Night of DiFara' s tba
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: New Haven Pizza Crawl Pepes Sally's Modern and others Night of DiFara' s tba

Better yet, bring folding chairs and tables so it's a car park pizza picnic! You just need a nearby lot that's abandoned. Otherwise you'll be dining out of the boot of Jonathan's auto.
by Ian S
December 19th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 5452

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

Herwig Janssen wrote:
December 19th, 2019, 2:11 am
2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Alan, is that you?
by Ian S
December 19th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Ch. Latour (magnum)
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: TN: 1970 Ch. Latour (magnum)

So where's the score? [scratch.gif] Isn't it all about the score? [stirthepothal.gif]
by Ian S
December 17th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5158

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Bump for more curmudgeoning!
by Ian S
December 16th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: TN: 2009 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

P Intag wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Kevin Patrick wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 3:25 pm

For an off vintage this wine is really nice.
Since when is 2009 considered to be an "off vintage" in Napa?
A question I was about to ask as well until I noticed your post.
by Ian S
December 16th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3757

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th

Jonathan, take me off the list. Apparently, dry humour doesn't translate well to keyboards. Sorry mate! As I mentioned on another thread, you can do what you like after you've been a member for one year. You still have time. [wink.gif] Did it again, didn't I? blush I promise to put a sock in it fro...
by Ian S
December 13th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3757

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th

Jonathan, take me off the list. Apparently, dry humour doesn't translate well to keyboards. Sorry mate!
by Ian S
December 13th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3757

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th

Jonathan, please put me on the list as tentative also. This way I'll know what it feels like to be a full-on NYC Berserker when I cancel at the last minute with a lame excuse, or simply don't show up without even a call. Thanks mate!

[snort.gif] [stirthepothal.gif] deadhorse
by Ian S
December 12th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5158

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

After all last time I checked there is no wall to keep me out. No, but there is a list. Dan's list, to be precise. Doesn't look like you'll be on it anymore according to his not-so-veiled inference. neener What a pity you'll have to consign yourself to Pepe's for their superior pizza. [snort.gif] B...
by Ian S
December 11th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5158

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

mike pobega wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 2:06 am
What a dickhead post.
If you make a post tooting your own horn for your self-proclaimed offline prowess, you should expect such replies.
by Ian S
December 10th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1616

Re: What does "pure" mean?

I understand "pure" as fruit unmasked by oak, mlf, etc Are you saying that some wines come with milfs? [wow.gif] What brands? A dishy Blonde? I'd like to "put wood to" (thanks, Anton) a milf that came with my wine! What a smashing idea! This is a better combination than medicated bandaids. [cheers....
by Ian S
December 10th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Never mind...
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Chambolle Chute Out: W Hartford Ct. Jan Or Feb

Who wouldn't want to get squiffy on somebody else's dime, particularly with bottles like that?

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