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by Brian DesPlaines
April 2nd, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7625
Views: 485501

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

J. Rock wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 2:42 pm
Brian DesPlaines wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 2:28 pm
It's kinda anti-climactic after the power hour.
One man's anti-climactic is another man's affordable weekday wines.
Oh, I didn't say I stopped buying. I need variety in my weeknight wines too!
by Brian DesPlaines
April 2nd, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7625
Views: 485501

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

It's kinda anti-climactic after the power hour.
by Brian DesPlaines
March 23rd, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Kelley Fox Wines – Two great offers with Free Shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Kelley Fox Wines – Two great offers with Free Shipping

Broke into the Berserker Day Kelley Fox Mirabai vertical tonight. Immediately ordered some of the 2018.
by Brian DesPlaines
March 18th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends
Replies: 35
Views: 3104

Re: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends

Thanks Todd! I'm just starting to dig into some of my inaugural Berserker Day boxes...why not add a few more for a good cause?!
by Brian DesPlaines
January 29th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9102

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

BobMilton wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 9:12 am
Just a quick note - just learned my Scherrer order is due to arrive TODAY! Dang that was quick. (And Tercero is due Friday).
Ugh. We'll be snow-covered (with no wine deliveries) for months in Wisconsin.
by Brian DesPlaines
January 28th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Books - Must Haves
Replies: 37
Views: 4935

Re: Wine Books - Must Haves

I started with the The Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, and read it cover-to-cover when I first discovered wine. Invaluable resource.
by Brian DesPlaines
January 28th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: New to the world of wine
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: New to the world of wine

I'll echo the thought to taste a bunch, and find a local wine shop where you can get to know a wine buyer or somm who will help you learn. That was the biggest thing that helped me when I got in to wine in my 20s. A lot of wine shops dismissed me as just a kid, but I ultimately found one that turned...
by Brian DesPlaines
January 28th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Littorai Pinot Noir The Pivot Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 23
Views: 1522

Re: TN: 2016 Littorai Pinot Noir The Pivot Vineyard Sonoma Coast

I generally enjoy the Littorai Pinots, with Pivot & Haven vineyards being my personal preference. Don't sleep on their Chardonnays. I dove into their Pinots when I first heard of them, but might actually prefer the Chards now.
by Brian DesPlaines
January 28th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9102

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

Also, a big thank you to the WB vets who weighed in on the various offers. It's really valuable to read your thoughts on all the choices. You're all enablers!
by Brian DesPlaines
January 27th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9102

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

First Berserker Day for me, and the combination of a wine cellar expansion in process & extra cash budgeted for stocking up led to purchases from 17 producers, all of which will be new to me. The deals were great, and the entire event was unbelievably well run - the WB admins & every producer from w...

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