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by T. Melloni
February 6th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: Piemonte

In Alba, I recommend Osteria Lalibera.
http://lalibera.com/
I was there a few months ago and enjoyed a wonderful meal; service was good and the wine list extensive with most selections reasonably priced.
by T. Melloni
February 3rd, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne vs Quivet, only buying one.
Replies: 18
Views: 1071

Re: Kosta Browne vs Quivet, only buying one.

Such different wines, but I understand the predicament. Personally, I actually preferred KB appellation wines over their SVDs. I was a buyer from around the 2005 vintage until 2014. In many years, I did not see much distinction with the SVD wines. Now, granted, I did not taste them side my side so m...
by T. Melloni
February 2nd, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferragamo at the Grocery Store - Il Borro
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Re: Ferragamo at the Grocery Store - Il Borro

Helicopters are dead at retail. Only for Millenial lawyers. Which is in and of itself unfair. There are new statistics that by 2030 only one in a million law firm associates will ever make partner. [stirthepothal.gif] [berserker.gif] Actually, I think the statistic is that by 2030, only 1 in a mill...
by T. Melloni
February 1st, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended thru Fri, 2/1 - tercero wines BD10 Offers - Including My 2018 Mourvedre Rose!
Replies: 92
Views: 2198

Re: Extended thru Fri, 2/1 - tercero wines BD10 Offers - Including My 2018 Mourvedre Rose!

I finally bit on the bait dangling on the Tercero BD10 hook.
Bought some of the 2018 Mourvedre Rose. Thank you Larry. And thanks to all the enablers on this site.

Got to get my Rose before the millennials ruin that! [insert appropriate emoticon here]
by T. Melloni
February 1st, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Granada - Nerja - Sevilla - Córdoba
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Granada - Nerja - Sevilla - Córdoba

Thanks. I looked at some of the photos (Trip Advisor/Google Maps) for the places listed.
I am now hungry. Looks great.
by T. Melloni
January 30th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferragamo at the Grocery Store - Il Borro
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Re: Ferragamo at the Grocery Store - Il Borro

Sorry, T, I was joking about the "horse terroir". To bad, since they have an airstrip. ;) Yes, I did get the joke. My last visit was something like 15 years ago and I remember more about the horse stable and the horse riding instructor than I do about the wines. She cautioned us to ride slowly thro...
by T. Melloni
January 30th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferragamo at the Grocery Store - Il Borro
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Re: Ferragamo at the Grocery Store - Il Borro

The other high end markets were tied up. They had to shoe him in at Central Market. James Suckling used to live in Il Borro. Don't know if he still does. When he said "I live in Tuscany," Il Borro is where he lived. The Ferragamo estate at Il Borro is beautiful. I stayed at their Villas a couple of...
by T. Melloni
January 30th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years
Replies: 28
Views: 2223

Re: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years

I was a buyer from the 2004 vintage to the 2014 Vintage. I much enjoyed the wines and have a few bottles remaining. Over that time period, the rich, sweetness of the wine seems to have been dialed back, allowing some more spice notes to come through. . I found, however, that, in some vintages, the S...
by T. Melloni
January 30th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferragamo at the Grocery Store - Il Borro
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Re: Ferragamo at the Grocery Store - Il Borro

The other high end markets were tied up. They had to shoe him in at Central Market. James Suckling used to live in Il Borro. Don't know if he still does. When he said "I live in Tuscany," Il Borro is where he lived. The Ferragamo estate at Il Borro is beautiful. I stayed at their Villas a couple of ...
by T. Melloni
January 29th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?
Replies: 32
Views: 1767

Re: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?

DanielP wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 11:29 am
A note on the 2016 Farella release - weren't these under 100 bucks last vintage?
Yes. The 2015 and 2014 Vintage was $95.
.
by T. Melloni
January 29th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 2928

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

Impressive purchases by all the contenders.
Congratulations!
by T. Melloni
January 29th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Granada - Nerja - Sevilla - Córdoba
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Granada - Nerja - Sevilla - Córdoba

Will be travelling to southern Spain at the end of February and looking for some recommendations for good food and interesting sights and activities. I have hotels booked, mostly Paradores. Travel itinerary includes Granada, Nerja, Sevilla and Córdoba, before departing out of Madrid. Will spend a da...
by T. Melloni
January 29th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?
Replies: 32
Views: 1767

Re: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?

I opened one of these soon after arrival from its cross country travel and was quite pleased. I post this note as Massimo just announced the release of his 2016 Farella Vineyard Cab. Prompted me to add this note on the DI CO: 2016 Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon DI CO - USA, California, Napa Valley (...
by T. Melloni
January 28th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7274

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

I purchased a variety of wines - many new wineries for me, such as Vincent, Franny Beck and Chris James. This is part of my pursuit for a greater exploration of wines of Oregon. Picked up some favorites - Sandler and Loring. And added some Flannery Beef and a variety of foods from Veleta. An importa...
by T. Melloni
January 28th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 147
Views: 4798

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Chris Freemott wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 10:14 am

Note, demand was staggering and I'm very very appreciative of the support form the community on this new adventure.
I staggered my order; initially bought 6 and then placed another order for 4 more.
by T. Melloni
January 27th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 3186

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/29 LAST CALL

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Domaine Thomas-Moillard Vosne-Romanée
Let me add a photo to my tasting note.
I poured it into the compost bin as I did not want to damage the porcelain nor the septic system.
by T. Melloni
January 26th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 3186

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/29 LAST CALL

There is a lot of activity today on the pre-BD 10 "You Can Purchase from this one" preview threads but for the sake of Laura's House, I decided to open my lowest CT Community rated wine and post a note. Now granted, I have some wines that would likely better qualify for this thread theme than the on...
by T. Melloni
January 26th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs
Replies: 43
Views: 1946

Re: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs

Did you say "2017 Berserkers 10th Anniversary Cuvée Pinot Noir" . . .

Cool!
by T. Melloni
January 25th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Sandler Wine Company
Replies: 19
Views: 1268

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Sandler Wine Company

I will add my voice (or words) to the chorus of fans of Sandler Wines and Ed Kurtzman. Never met the man and all interactions have been either through third party proxies or over the interwebs but he has impressed me as a kind, generous, and good person who happens to make delicious wine. Add in the...
by T. Melloni
January 25th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Wine for Neal.Mollen
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: A Wine for Neal.Mollen

Does it come in 375ml bottles?
by T. Melloni
January 25th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD SPONSOR FEATURE Goodfellow Family Cellars
Replies: 29
Views: 1070

Re: BD SPONSOR FEATURE Goodfellow Family Cellars

Marcus - In addition to your BD offers, I appreciate your participation on this Board. You and the other winemakers that regularly post add value in passing along your knowledge and insights.
Thanks.
by T. Melloni
January 24th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cooper & Thief Red Blend - WOW!
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: TN: Cooper & Thief Red Blend - WOW!

I received a bottle of the Cooper & Thief as a Christmas present in a basket with cookies and various snack items. The bottle is hefty and the label designed to give the impression that it is a craft product, similar to those used for single barrel bourbon. The words "dark and jammy," "bourbon whisk...
by T. Melloni
January 24th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cooper & Thief Red Blend - WOW!
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: TN: Cooper & Thief Red Blend - WOW!

per the website:
"VARIETAL COMPOSITION
38% Merlot. 37% Syrah. 11% Zinfandel. 7% Petite Sirah. 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. 3% Other Red Blenders"

Other red blenders?
by T. Melloni
January 24th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas Spring Release Coming Thursday January 31st
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Ceritas Spring Release Coming Thursday January 31st

Shay_A wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 8:53 am
What are the prices on these wines normally? . . . .
Last year the Occidental was $85 and the Hacienda Secoya was $55.
I did not buy the Chardonnay last year but I think they may have been $55.
by T. Melloni
January 24th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas Spring Release Coming Thursday January 31st
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Ceritas Spring Release Coming Thursday January 31st

Andrew W. wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 10:32 am
Occidental is new, no?
I think this is their second release; they released the 2016 Occidental last year.
by T. Melloni
January 24th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew calling it quits?
Replies: 47
Views: 3614

Re: Andrew calling it quits?

Stephen Pepe wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 10:06 am
Sad news. Andrew always did a great job with our fruit.
I recently opened a 2016 AP Vin Clos Pepe that was delicious - so as a consumer, I agree he did a great job with your fruit.
I very much enjoyed all of Andrew's wines and sad to hear of this news.
by T. Melloni
January 22nd, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: X in Soil = X in Grapes, Yes or No?
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: X in Soil = X in Grapes, Yes or No?

Another one from the archives. Cargasacchi, Brian Loring, Bob Wood, and Jeff from Rhys, too. Funny, a thread like this one now might go 4-6 pages, but back in the day, we didn't even fill the page. We have to find you a new hobby to keep you occupied Hey - did you see that great new offer on grower...
by T. Melloni
January 22nd, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain

I'd assume, like Brian Loring, there are very few here who don't 'know' Nola, and Veleta as well as Dominio Buenavista, as they continue to be among the favorites on BerserkerDay year, after year, after year... While I "know" Nola and Brian Loring as regulars on WB, it is still nice to learn more a...
by T. Melloni
January 18th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kid Charlemagne
Replies: 44
Views: 1776

Re: Kid Charlemagne

Did you feel like Jesus?
by T. Melloni
January 18th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Salt Lake City
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Salt Lake City

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A recent thread on SLC.
by T. Melloni
January 17th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Salt Lake City
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Salt Lake City

I liked Takashi, a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. It is Downtown at 18 W Market Street. Friends recommend Valter's Osteria for good Italian food. I have not been but trust their judgment. 173 Broadway, Salt Lake City. The Utah State Wine Store was surprisingly quite good. A fairly wide range of ...
by T. Melloni
January 15th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine
Replies: 46
Views: 2716

Re: The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine

Oral argument is scheduled for January 16.
by T. Melloni
January 7th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Paprika, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: Favorite Paprika, anyone?

Nola at last years BDay had the Chiquilin brand Sweet Paprika, Smoked Paprika and Hot Paprika.
I bought the Smoked and the Hot, both of which are very good. They provide a nice depth of flavor.
by T. Melloni
January 3rd, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee
Replies: 82
Views: 3375

Re: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee

Several more briefs of the various amici curiae have been filed. Here is a link to the SCOTUS Docket for the case (No. 18-96). https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/18-96.html The Cato Institute has filed a brief as did the National Association of Wine Ret...
by T. Melloni
January 3rd, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 6268

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

This is a fun thread to read through. It appears to me many people post based upon the wine. For some, it was a combination of the event (birth year wine, anniversary, gathering) and the wine opened for the event. For me, it was the latter interpretation, with greater emphasis on the event than the ...
by T. Melloni
December 26th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Non fancy italian reco nyc?
Replies: 26
Views: 828

Re: Non fancy italian reco nyc?

I have not been in a few years but two places at which I ate many times are: Trattoria Spaghetto - a casual, cash only, easy going Italian-American place in Greenwich Village at 232 Bleeker at 6th Avenue. Do not expect anything in wine other than mass produced Italian wines. Villa Mosconi - Also in ...
by T. Melloni
December 12th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You ever get free wine?
Replies: 39
Views: 1543

Re: You ever get free wine?

No, but as CRS sets in I have had wine that I bought, paid for, and forgot, delivered to me. What do I win for being the idiot who explains the joke? CRS . . . Catholic Relief Services? Congressional Research Service? Center for Rural Studies? Center for Resource Solutions? Controlled Release Socie...
by T. Melloni
December 7th, 2018, 7:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?

I think you can substitute coconut oil for butter or other oils.
We have used it for pancake and waffle batter, oatmeal raisin cookies, and chocolate chip cookies.

I have also used it when frying meat or vegetables with a curry paste for Thai curry.
by T. Melloni
December 4th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 336
Views: 14459

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 10:34 am
Ugh. Utter and total failure.

28 Consumed (traveling most of the month)
106 Purchased

Why do I keep up this fiction?
I think you need to keep the purchases up if you want to "ostensibly" drink for free.
Otherwise, the mathematics turn against you.
by T. Melloni
December 4th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 6816
Views: 379052

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

Anybody have any thoughts on current offer - Black Kite Pinot Noir Kite`s Rest Anderson Valley 2014 $29 FS on 4 I am tempted. I am a fan of the Black Kite pinots, although the last ones I opened were from 2012. The wines are on the bigger, richer side but with sufficient acidity that you would expe...
by T. Melloni
December 4th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FINAL TALLY Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4
Replies: 101
Views: 2457

Re: Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4

Jason Hagen wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 4:28 pm

The Ridge tasting note:

Nose: Gratitude, encouragement and hope.
Palate: Generosity, love, and proof that this is a wonderful community.

Peace,

Jason
Wonderful.
This should be a part of every tasting note.
Jason - I wish you strength as you face your health challenges.
by T. Melloni
December 2nd, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FINAL TALLY Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4
Replies: 101
Views: 2457

Re: Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4

Opened a Radio Coteau Lemorel Zinfandel. I was impressed. This was my first RC from this vineyard. 2014 Radio-Coteau Zinfandel Lemorel - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (12/2/2018) Pop and pour and initially tasted without food. Color: ruby purple color. Clear. Nose shows ripe blackberr...
by T. Melloni
November 30th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed
Replies: 60
Views: 2144

Re: "Babykilling" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

Anything with "crushing" reeks of John Kapon and Twelve Angry Men.
by T. Melloni
November 30th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed
Replies: 60
Views: 2144

Re: "Babykilling" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

Inceptive inquisition.
Embryonic exploration.
Grape juice drinkin'.

As to earlier vintages, anyone have the 02 or 04 recently?

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