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by AstridKG
March 31st, 2021, 8:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1974
Views: 110538

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Steelhead trout with dill and mushrooms. Sauteed peppers and rice as sides.
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by AstridKG
March 28th, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: **EXTENDED** Chris James Cellars BD 12 Offers - Willamette Valley & Columbia Valley Wines 40% off ~ Shipping Included!
Replies: 22
Views: 1479

Re: **EXTENDED** Chris James Cellars BD 12 Offers - Willamette Valley & Columbia Valley Wines 40% off ~ Shipping Includ

Isn't this it? http://chrisjamescellars.com/wine.php?wine=23 I was bummed to find this in the box instead of the Pinot Gris that was described in BD package #1. The photo does show the Cuvee Blanc, I see now. Many a slip, and all that, these things happen. I was surprised that nobody circled back h...
by AstridKG
March 27th, 2021, 7:02 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 351
Views: 20841

Re: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I am in! Just to confirm the time, we are meeting 6PM CST (7PM EST)?
by AstridKG
March 26th, 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 750
Views: 66050

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

I apologize for the lackluster TN (if you can even call them that...). The start of this year has been challenging and half the time, I didn't even remember to mark the bottle as "consumed" in CT... [oops.gif] Paetra Pinot Blanc: I love PB, and this is a great example of it, and great QPR....
by AstridKG
March 25th, 2021, 9:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: **EXTENDED** Chris James Cellars BD 12 Offers - Willamette Valley & Columbia Valley Wines 40% off ~ Shipping Included!
Replies: 22
Views: 1479

Re: **EXTENDED** Chris James Cellars BD 12 Offers - Willamette Valley & Columbia Valley Wines 40% off ~ Shipping Includ

So far, we have enjoyed:
Pinot noir blanc
Sauvignon blanc (even better than last year's)
Riesling
Gewurztraminer (excellent balance, just the right amount of floral for me)
Cuvee blanc -SOO good, perfect balance of fruit, acidity, but I didn't see it in on main website anymore.

I reordered today! 😂
by AstridKG
March 25th, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1974
Views: 110538

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Bottom round pot roast with roasted cauliflower. It tastes better than it looks 🤣.
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by AstridKG
March 21st, 2021, 7:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1974
Views: 110538

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Rockfish with roma tomatoes and basil, accompanied by green beans. Served with Chris James Cuvée Blanc 2018 from WB day.
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by AstridKG
March 10th, 2021, 7:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1974
Views: 110538

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Wednesday quick dinner. Chicken breast with cremini mushrooms, roasted yellow squash+zucchini, and (overcooked) rice. I couldn't muster anything more complex. Served with Christophe Mignon Champagne Brut. Is it Friday yet?!
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by AstridKG
March 3rd, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: WB Opinion: Bulletproof Toaster Oven
Replies: 22
Views: 878

Re: WB Opinion: Bulletproof Toaster Oven

We have a 5-year-old Breville toaster oven (it's the smaller one) that is going strong. I use it for roasting vegetables, small cuts of meat (e.g., pork tenderloin), and of course... toast. If it were to die, I would replace it with another Breville.
by AstridKG
March 2nd, 2021, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?
Replies: 99
Views: 4586

Re: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?

My husband enjoys many more beverages than I do. He drinks just about every wine I buy, except for a few truly terrible ones. He enjoys exploring whiskeys and beers on his own.
by AstridKG
February 28th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1974
Views: 110538

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Panko crusted lamb chops with sauteed kale and Le Puy lentils:
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by AstridKG
February 21st, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 750
Views: 66050

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Forgot to post WB day wine in this thread... We recently opened 2002 Harrington Pinot Noir, which was from Harrington's "Library case" offer. It still had nice fruit and had less bricking than I expected (probably due to being stored in ideal conditions). Enjoyed it over two days. TBH, I w...
by AstridKG
February 15th, 2021, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12914
Views: 533510

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2002 Harrington Pinot Noir from WB day
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by AstridKG
February 4th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 351
Views: 20841

Re: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Fun! I am in. What a good reason to open a bottle of WB wine. 😀
by AstridKG
February 3rd, 2021, 8:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1974
Views: 110538

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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Salmon chowder adapted from Donna Hay. Served with Biface Bordeaux blanc.
by AstridKG
February 1st, 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa
Replies: 104
Views: 7953

Re: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa

My question is whether the 100 score is "100 for this region" or "100 for all wines." In other words, to what extent is typicity a part of the score? If it's the former, I can see how it results in a higher number of perfect or near-perfect scores.
by AstridKG
February 1st, 2021, 7:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1974
Views: 110538

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Do you have a link to this recipe? I have three lamb shanks in the freezer and this looks terrific. I think this might be it ... https://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/27/dining/the-minimalist-lamb-lentils-and-time.html I am going to make this Yup! That one's it! I recommend using less lentils than in the...
by AstridKG
January 31st, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1974
Views: 110538

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Lamb Shank with lentils from Mark Bittman
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by AstridKG
January 29th, 2021, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community
Replies: 207
Views: 8668

Re: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community

Seems we have segments of WBers. Some prefer "systematic shopping" and others prefer "bazaar atmosphere." I used the GCC preview day to create a spreadsheet blahblah and purchase a few offers. On BDday, some of the bazaar fun got to me and the constant moving of the threads actua...
by AstridKG
January 28th, 2021, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!
Replies: 69
Views: 4122

Re: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!

Thank you for a great BDday! I really enjoyed reading all of the offers. They made me excited about wine again, especially after a streak of BLEH bottles from a large retailer that shall remain unnamed. I needed a pick-me-up and this was it!
by AstridKG
January 28th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 9377

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

I feel so much better reading about everyone's excess... GCC was key for me to strategize and attempt to keep on task (restock whites and rose - too many reds already). Can't wait for spring and summer! My haul includes 65 bottles of wine from: Bolt To* Chris James Dusty Arbor* Harrington Wine* 12-p...
by AstridKG
January 27th, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cave Dog Wine Berserker Day Wine Offer
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

Re: Cave Dog Wine Berserker Day Wine Offer

Peter Shurman wrote: January 27th, 2021, 3:51 pm Michael, any way of putting together a Godello and Albarino 6 pack?
Also interested in that!
by AstridKG
January 27th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SER Winery BD12 Offers- 30% off- includes shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1295

Re: SER Winery BD12 Offers- 30% off- includes shipping

Since I'm a math nerd, it looks like the issue with the discounts is how the ecommerce system is calculating them. For example, I'm ordering the Ser Tres. Retail $94. first the extra BD 9% is getting applied, so $94 * .91 = $85.54. Then it's applying the January 21% discount, $85.54 * .79 = $67.58 ...
by AstridKG
January 27th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SER Winery BD12 Offers- 30% off- includes shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1295

Re: SER Winery BD12 Offers- 30% off- includes shipping

Hi, Yes, you can add a bottle of Graciano to the 3 pack. The site will automatically take 21% off- then use your code BD12 for the order to get the additional 9%. Thank you! I just tried BD12, and it did not stack on top of the existing 21% discount (total discount is 9%). Is it just me or is anyon...
by AstridKG
January 27th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Dusty Nabor Wines - Bolt To Wines - NSO by Dusty Nabor
Replies: 37
Views: 2068

Re: Dusty Nabor Wines - Bolt To Wines - NSO by Dusty Nabor

Purchased some whites and rose from each brand. Looking forward to discovering something new :). Hope your elbow is OK!
by AstridKG
January 27th, 2021, 9:29 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers
Replies: 56
Views: 2897

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers

In for Offer #3. I love pinot blanc!
And, off topic for BD day, will you make/offer the rose again? flirtysmile
by AstridKG
January 27th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: GLASVIN (Best Products of 2020 - Food & Wine Mag) *New Product Launch - Decanter*
Replies: 139
Views: 7217

Re: GLASVIN Natural Stemware *Save 33-50%+* (Best Products of 2020 - Food & Wine Mag) *New Product Launch - Decanter*

I purchased the Universals last year - these are a GREAT deal for hand-blown, and the customer service is fantastic! Buy with confidence :)
by AstridKG
January 26th, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49216

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I gritted my teeth today and barely held on to my budget. By tomorrow, I will need a mouth guard or start thinking about dentures [truce.gif] ...
by AstridKG
January 26th, 2021, 1:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers
Replies: 56
Views: 2897

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers

We loved the Paetra wines we purchased last year during the Lockdown sale. Will be restocking tomorrow for sure! I clicked on the link to see whether you have that great Rose to add to my order, but the Shop link does not work.
by AstridKG
January 26th, 2021, 12:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 172
Views: 5655

Re: Veleta Gourmets BD12 DEALS!!

Olive oil, rice and paprika order in! Can't wait! :)
by AstridKG
January 26th, 2021, 10:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: **EXTENDED** Chris James Cellars BD 12 Offers - Willamette Valley & Columbia Valley Wines 40% off ~ Shipping Included!
Replies: 22
Views: 1479

Re: Chris James Cellars Offers

In for a 6-pack of whites. Last year's Pinot Noir Blanc and the Sauvignon Blanc were beyond delicious!
by AstridKG
January 26th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *CLOSED* Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer - all the new 2019's!
Replies: 103
Views: 6016

Re: Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer!

In for a 9-pack. The flame tokay is not to be missed. It was my DOTY and rose WOTY for 2020.
by AstridKG
January 25th, 2021, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 750
Views: 66050

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

We opened our last bottle of Lichen Estate Pinot Gris (from the Lockdown deal, not BD day), and it was delightful. If they take part in BD day, I will be restocking. We also opened one of the last two bottles of Sabelli-Frisch Flame Tokay , which was my Discovery of the Year and rosé WOTY. The Flame...
by AstridKG
January 25th, 2021, 4:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49216

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

108 offers is a lot but we have a lot of buying power. And diverse interests - a nice way of saying we’ll drink anything! But it seems pretty obvious to me that more frequent BDs would be great. Quarterly? What better way to drive Todd and Co. totally crazy??? I don't know if marriages/cohabitation...
by AstridKG
January 23rd, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 77
Views: 2677

Re: Vermouth?

Will do! We came up with a brand name “Tourmaline” which is a rose-colored gemstone (and happens to be my wife’s birthstone, so that’s a nice tie-in). Not Trademarked and that seems fine.... Just FYI, not all tourmaline are rose colored. The most famous of them all, the paraiba, is a glowing bluish...
by AstridKG
December 30th, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series - Bordeaux - Jud Reis - Kijabe Children’s Education Fund - DEC 23-DEC31
Replies: 63
Views: 2288

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series - Bordeaux - Jud Reis - Kijabe Children’s Education Fund - DEC 23-DEC31

2012 Langoa Barton Still has incredible structure. On the nose, it was initially reminiscent of a log of rotten wood. Plum, black cherry, camphor and freshly rolled tobacco. The camphor dissipated after the 1st day. Drank over three days, with some fruit loss but little softening of the tannins. Co...
by AstridKG
December 27th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 117
Views: 5428

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

Talk about lack of diversity... But I am trying to reduce my cellar, and most of the French wines need some time.
France 86.7%
USA 12.0%
Spain 1.3%
by AstridKG
December 27th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series - Bordeaux - Jud Reis - Kijabe Children’s Education Fund - DEC 23-DEC31
Replies: 63
Views: 2288

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series - Bordeaux - Jud Reis - Kijabe Children’s Education Fund - DEC 23-DEC31

2018 Clos de Lunes d'Argent This is Olivier Bernard's (from Domaine de Chevalier) "pet" project, a dry white blend of Semillon (70%) and Sauvignon Blanc (30%). White peach, lemon, green pear with medium-ish body. Great QPR and ready to drink now. Served with Miso Cod on Christmas Eve. 333...
by AstridKG
December 18th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?
Replies: 105
Views: 7206

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?

I would collect Sauternes (Coutet & Climens), but that doesn't seem to be the question ;-)

Over $100: Pape Clement, both white and red.

Less than $100 Reds: Canon & Clinet
by AstridKG
December 17th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 99
Views: 5958

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Resolutions:
(1) whittle down cellar (technically fridges) - FAIL BIG TIME
(2) avoid "bargain" and daily-deal (e.g., Last Bottle) wines - No purchases from Last Bottle this year, but some of the other deals got me...
by AstridKG
December 16th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: EAST COAST WINE -are there any good ones, does any one know or recommend any?
Replies: 25
Views: 2342

Re: EAST COAST WINE -are there any good ones, does any one know or recommend any?

Finger lakes:
- Boundary breaks
- Dr. Konstantin Frank
- Herman J. Wiemer
- Hosmer
You can stay in Geneva, at Geneva on the Lake for a luxurious and central location.

Virginia:
- Barboursville
- Chateau Morrisette
- there are many more, but you have to be selective...
by AstridKG
December 16th, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pepper Grinder?
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: Pepper Grinder?

Skip the peugeot. The ones made decades ago were built like tanks, but the new ones are not. I have the newer enameled ones, which were gorgeous until they chipped a few months in (and these are dining table only). I don't have a recommendation, just a warning...
by AstridKG
December 16th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 48
Views: 2728

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

Press and seal plastic wrap works in a pinch.
Otherwise, the fantes champagne stopper is our favorite.
by AstridKG
December 15th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 15162

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Bubbles: Lallier 2002 Brut "Collection Mémoire" Runner up: Moussé Fils "Rosé Éffusion" White: 2018 Château Pape Clément Blanc Runner up: 2018 Chris James Pinot Blanc Red: 2018 Francesco Versio Dogliani, a super inexpensive but delicious red from Balanced Wines (RIP). It "sp...
by AstridKG
December 15th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 10263

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

WB day wine 2017 Chris James Pinot Noir Willamette Valley This was a fruit-forward, black cherry and ripe raspberry. It has medium body and has a bit of spice / pepper. I should have waited a few years to open this: the oak would have mellowed out and made for a really nice balanced wine. Below, my ...

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