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by Adam Frisch
February 24th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 115
Views: 8908

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

AD Northup wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 5:03 pm

You mean the ENZ heritage wine with 10% Pfeffer...?
Well, it says Cab Pfeffer on the label, so I'm hoping there's more than that in there!
by Adam Frisch
February 24th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 115
Views: 8908

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

Got two bottles of the Cabernet Pfeffer from Enz Vineyard (which I think member Ian Brand manages now). Very excited to try those. But money is tight now, so couldn't really get anything else, although I would have loved to.
by Adam Frisch
February 23rd, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Per glass pricing for smaller wineries...
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Per glass pricing for smaller wineries...

Thank you Andrew. So, you discount an additional 5-10% on top of what you sell to distr/retailer for?
by Adam Frisch
February 23rd, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*

Oh my god, Peter - kindest words! Not only does Peter come up with this, the nicest review - he gave me a Carlisle Zinfandel from his great collection as well. As in Carlisle - the stuff that's amazing and impossible to get? What a gentleman. [cheers.gif] flirtysmile
by Adam Frisch
February 22nd, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Per glass pricing for smaller wineries...
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Per glass pricing for smaller wineries...

So a restaurant/winebar tends to want to buy the bottle from you as a producer for the same amount they can sell one glass for. So, in most cases that's around $10-16/glass. For many smaller wineries this is at best break-even pricing for a bottle, maybe even a loss when you consider transport etc. ...
by Adam Frisch
February 21st, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*

As I start the first deliveries tomorrow (if wife lets me have the car) for my LA customers, I thought I'd just give my personal thoughts on how they present the best: Mission: Pop and pour - it's ready to go. Ageability: this is on the softer, velvety side, so my hunch says this should be drunk wit...
by Adam Frisch
February 20th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non delivery to Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Sine Qua Non delivery to Europe

Yes, everything has to be channeled through their system. So importers can sell directly to restaurants, but not to end consumers. To sell directly to end consumers the importer has to funnel it through Systembolaget and they'll add their 17.5% cut.
by Adam Frisch
February 20th, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non delivery to Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Sine Qua Non delivery to Europe

You can't privately import to Sweden, unfortunately. You can however do so from EU, so best is to have it shipped to a friend somewhere in the EU which don't have such onerous laws and then you can have it sent to you in Sweden from there. Only way to ship directly to Sweden otherwise is to ask a li...
by Adam Frisch
February 19th, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: CACIO e PEPE
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: CACIO e PEPE

A favorite.

For my little son I do a quick bastardization of it - pasta, dump a shitload of butter in there, add cheese and lots of pepper. It ain't the real thing, but it's yummy as hell and takes 2mins. I end up eating most of it!
by Adam Frisch
February 19th, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 290
Views: 20019

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Thanks Drew. Although I take from Brentwood, just south of Oakley, you can see the suburban urbanization taking over. This year I was waiting for a picking crew to pick someone else's fruit before they got to mine, so took truck to get some breakfast. Less than a few miles away were all these new su...
by Adam Frisch
February 18th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 36
Views: 4168

Re: Wine prices are falling

CA wine pricing is out of whack. It has to do with a lot of things, so no need to go into that again. But I hear from people in the business in Napa that behind closed doors, it's a tough sell these days. Many of these wineries sit on tons of stuff, but now they can't back down on price without losi...
by Adam Frisch
February 13th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Barcelona 2020 (January Edition) Part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Barcelona 2020 (January Edition) Part 1

Very nice seafood restaurant, Els Pescadors, here in Barcelona last night. Excellent, simple stuff. The squid in black tempura batter was an amazing starter, so were the razor clams, and the main fish was cooked to perfection. A little challenging to find lighter Spanish reds to go with it, but I'm ...
by Adam Frisch
February 12th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 2725

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

Quite a few bigger Lodi growers had to leave a lot of Zin hanging this year. Old vines. Of course, this was a especially challenging year for growers with a lot of excess fruit across the board, so take from that what you wish. I would argue that most recent restaurants with some fine dining ambitio...
by Adam Frisch
February 10th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape glut: Time to rip out the vines?
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Grape glut: Time to rip out the vines?

It's funny, they can't get rid of the staples, but the weirdo varieties are completely sold out. During harvest in 2019 it was impossible to get your hands on anything that wasn't vanilla. Try to find some Roussanne, Marsanne, Trousseau, Cabernet Pfeffer, Negrette, PicPoul or even Mission and you'd ...
by Adam Frisch
February 10th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 2725

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

Well, I know at least two winemakers who think that picking Zin early just doesn't suit the fruit. It doesn't develop until really ripe, they claim.
M. Dildine wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Thanks for the hipster perspectives Adam! [wink.gif]
Was it the beard? [truce.gif]
by Adam Frisch
February 9th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 2725

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

Oh, it's definitely a bit out of favor. Hipster somm's won't touch it and the farmers can't sell their Zin fruit.
by Adam Frisch
February 9th, 2020, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 2725

Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride

It's funny, after just finishing Zinfandel: A History of a Grape it made me reflect on its rollercoaster ride. It seems to be squarely out of fashion and popularity right now (perhaps edging back slightly - I see hints). But this is nothing new; it has tossed and turned like this many times through ...
by Adam Frisch
February 9th, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1007
Views: 54315

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Gotta make it out to San Gabriel Valley more Robert! Speaking of San Gabriel. If anyone is obsessed with the simplicity of Hainan chicken, I highly recommend Savoy Kitchen there. Always a little bit of a line, but it moves real fast. Their Hainan is the best and I've been coming for 10 years. Cash ...
by Adam Frisch
February 8th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.
Replies: 80
Views: 5092

Re: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.

Can't name one California Pinot that I have really enjoyed. I'll take Vincent, Biggio Hamina, Goodfellow, St. Innocent, Belle Pente, and Longplay any day over the Cali fruit bombs. Have you tried Lioco, Failla, Ceritas, Tyler? I think Lioco and Tyler is great value for money - they feel very Oregon...
by Adam Frisch
February 8th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 8277

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

Thank you Michael Martin and Patrick Taylor! I surely appreciate it. flirtysmile
by Adam Frisch
February 3rd, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ceritas and Clenenden
Replies: 0
Views: 307

TN: Ceritas and Clenenden

TN: 2017 Ceritas Marena Chardonnay : Very, very lean. Good acid, minerals, some greenish fruit, but a little short at the end. Very little hint of that Chard bitterness/medicinal thing that doesn't sit well with me, so that was good. I could detect no oak. I can see the appeal for some, but this was...
by Adam Frisch
February 2nd, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 8277

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

It was an absolutely amazing launch for this little one-man winery. I'm blown away by the trust and willingness to try from a brand new producer with odd varieties! What a great community! This will for sure be repeated at BD12.

Thanks again! flirtysmile [thankyou.gif]
by Adam Frisch
February 2nd, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12713
Views: 615334

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Lioco and Failla turned up whilst I was in Europe. Nice. Trying to get on Turley and Sandlands list.
by Adam Frisch
January 30th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: EXTENDED! Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer EXTENDED TO 31st!

Thanks for doing that, Sean. Have no idea how to do that. I'm registered at CT, but have not used it much. In fact, I get really impressed when people here manage to connect a wine review to CT somehow - how they do that? I also want to thank all people who bought on here. I'm absolutely blown away ...
by Adam Frisch
January 28th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1983 Guiseppe Quintarelli Bianco Amabile
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: 1983 Guiseppe Quintarelli Bianco Amabile

Quintarelli always a treat, but have never had this!
by Adam Frisch
January 28th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 117
Views: 6238

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

I think Tegan owns a few old vine Zin vineyards in Lodi now.
by Adam Frisch
January 28th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

Hi, I tried to order Sampler Pack 1, but my PayPal account was hacked a few weeks ago. Is there any other way to pay? Venmo? Credit card? Hi Mary! I don't have any of those, but if you want you can send a check (DM me if that sounds like a good option). Or we can wait until you're up and running ag...
by Adam Frisch
January 27th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

Thank you Robert! [thankyou.gif] It's getting late here in Madrid and I have a full day tomorrow, so might have to check out pretty soon. But I cannot thank the members here enough for being such wonderful buyers - I'm overwhelmed and in shock that so much support was thrown this way! flirtysmile Or...
by Adam Frisch
January 27th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

Robert B. wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Please respond to my email and we will work it out.
Will do as soon as it arrives! [cheers.gif]
by Adam Frisch
January 27th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

Went to site to buy two cases, but only saw one way to pay - PayPay. I do not do PayPay. I sent them an email. Thank you for your kind interest and attempt to buy, Robert! I use Squarespace and on there you only have two options for payments - PayPal or Stripe. Stripe doesn't allow alcohol sales, s...
by Adam Frisch
January 27th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

Howdy - Your wines sound Berserkerish and I would love to place an order... but I live in Indiana. Is it OK to put a dummy address in today, and deal with the real address later? I have friends in IL and MI; just need to get their preferred address. Sure thing! Offer will extend to the 28th anyway,...
by Adam Frisch
January 27th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

I'm back at my hotel room here in Madrid, so will be here for a few hours (and will do my best to not spend what I sold on offers from other winemakers!).
by Adam Frisch
January 27th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

Thanks you all so much! [cheers.gif] flirtysmile grouphug [worship.gif] And I'm sorry I can't ship to all states. I'm working on adding quite a few more during the year, but some of them have such egregious requirements or costs (like New Jersey) that it might take a little longer. The goal is to ha...
by Adam Frisch
January 26th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

Just got back to hotel here in Madrid and I'm blown away by the love you've shown! I honestly did not expect this amount of orders on the first day, or even at all! Amazing - thank you! Also, I just finished my Squarespace sales portal like the day before, so let me know if any automated email looks...
by Adam Frisch
January 25th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most memorable wine experience
Replies: 50
Views: 2565

Re: Your most memorable wine experience

A Tony Coturri Albarello. It complete opened a new world for me - didn't knew wine could or should taste that way! Got me on a huge natural wine binge for years, that I'm now mostly recovered from. [cheers.gif]
by Adam Frisch
January 25th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 117
Views: 6238

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

I want some of that Mission! And some Chenin!

I registered just after the new year - how long would it take for me to get some allocations?
by Adam Frisch
January 24th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Sabelli-Frisch - a Swede with an Italian name.
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Sabelli-Frisch - a Swede with an Italian name.

Offer is now up in official thread! And with brand new pics of bottles and labels (just got finished today):

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by Adam Frisch
January 24th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 46
Views: 2248

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

Alright beautiful people - game on! Super-excited! First things first: I'm in Madrid for work (my other work, that pays for all this madness, still) during BD11, so bear with me if I don't respond immediately. I will as soon as I get back to hotel. WINEMAKER BACKGROUND/INTRO: https://www.wineberserk...
by Adam Frisch
January 23rd, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Dusty Nabor Wines
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Dusty Nabor Wines

Welcome Dusty!

Amazing wines, highly recommend them to everyone!
by Adam Frisch
January 23rd, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Alt-Rieslingfeier - Sunday, January 26th at Atoboy
Replies: 20
Views: 1711

Re: Alt-Rieslingfeier - Sunday, January 26th at Atoboy

Report back to me on how many "Trocken" ones had below 2, 4, 8, 10g of sugar.. [wink.gif] [stirthepothal.gif]
by Adam Frisch
January 23rd, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty
Replies: 28
Views: 1126

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty

A thing of beauty is a jou forever!
by Adam Frisch
January 22nd, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 89
Views: 7436

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

Y’all can keep all of that Thomas Rovers Brown hot garbage that was just offered. I’ll be drinking my bottles of Ceritas through a straw right out of the bottle with a cheeseburger. That's interesting. Most seem to be over the moon with those, but I do know super-extraction tends to get rewarded by...
by Adam Frisch
January 21st, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 22025

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

Thanks Brig! I take all of this with me. I wish my offer was already up, but I'm still waiting on the last labels to be FedEx:ed to me in Madrid, where I am for unrelated business. I schlepped the bottles with me 5000 miles, so as soon as I get the labels here I can put some photos up on both websit...
by Adam Frisch
January 21st, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Robert Sand wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 2:14 pm


Preisinger is very good, but from Austria
Oh my god, I need to learn how to read. [pwn.gif]
by Adam Frisch
January 21st, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

I like Claus Preisingers wines if you're into the lower intervention stuff. I have not had his Pinot Noir, but I know he makes one.
by Adam Frisch
January 18th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 22025

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

In all honesty, there's a lot of strong personalities here with a lot of opinions and it can get heated quick, which I learned fast as a newer member. A lot of knowledge as well, sometimes more than you have. As a business person, trying to be the face of your brand, I can totally see how you have v...
by Adam Frisch
January 18th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 60
Views: 2467

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

Some natural wines can be magical. When they're good, they unlock this parallel world somehow. I wouldn't even have ventured into the natural world had I not had Tony Coturri's Albarello at a hipster restaurant years ago. I didn't know wine could taste like that. I would however say that my natural ...
by Adam Frisch
January 16th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 290
Views: 20019

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

• Tamayo Family Vineyards www.tamayowines.com 2155 Elkins Way Brentwood, Ca 94513 925-513-8463 I take some fruit from Tamayo. He's an excellent grower and winemaker. Low-intervention, perfectly farmed. His vines are virtually dry farmed. Last year he watered them twice. Took my Tinta Cao from him 2...
by Adam Frisch
January 16th, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2106 Kelley Fox Momtazi "Tir" Pinot Noir.
Replies: 1
Views: 393

TN: 2106 Kelley Fox Momtazi "Tir" Pinot Noir.

TN: 2106 Kelley Fox Momtazi "Tir" Pinot Noir: This was an interesting wine. I got the absolute largest amount of strawberry I've ever had on the nose of a wine. Ever. In fact, all the fruit was strawberry through and through. Wonderful nose, wonderful fruity (strawberry) attack. But no tannins what...

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