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by Dan Hammer
December 1st, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: A question for the forum - a survey of sorts
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: A question for the forum - a survey of sorts

Ryan Trush wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 7:31 am


Then lastly, is this all still as exciting as it was in the beginning? If so, I need to go find a second job (or third) when the world gets back on its feet.
It's more so now since I know more in 2020 than I did in 1999.
by Dan Hammer
November 29th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6124

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

This is my first photo post. In honor of that, I'll donate $25 to Laura's House. 2016 Holdredge Pinot Noir "Rolling Thunder" posted to CT. 11/26/2020 rated 91 points: I first tasted with John at the tasting room about 10 years ago. I last tasted with him at Restaurant North (now gone) in Armonk NY w...
by Dan Hammer
November 27th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 11975

Re: Black Friday Sales

John J wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 9:27 am
Andrew M wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 8:07 am
John Glas wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 7:34 am
Agree. Code did nothing to change the price.
It’s for new customers only. Use a new email address
Walter Scott 12 East for $19.99

For a cellar saver, this can’t be beat.
Just picked up a few bottles at Zachy's at $16.00 each.
by Dan Hammer
November 26th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Isolating in a Materium world...
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: Isolating in the Materium world...

Feel better Glenn. I'm a big fan of this wine.
by Dan Hammer
November 25th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 114
Views: 5626

Re: WOTY 2020

2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon #1 WOTY
1989 Château d'Yquem #2
by Dan Hammer
November 23rd, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock Wirz Riesling & OldVineZin '19...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: TN: Bedrock Wirz Riesling & OldVineZin '19...(short/boring)

I had 1 of my three Wirz a few weeks ago. It’ an impressive wine. My note on CT. Thanks for the note Tom.
by Dan Hammer
November 22nd, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 242
Views: 14268

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

It was nice chatting with everyone, and nice to meet new faces. Someone was talking about Alba area restaurants. We went to this board recommended restaurant back in 2014. Trattoria della Posta in Monforte d'Alba. It's Michelin rated. It's a lovely restaurant that looks like it might be in your home...
by Dan Hammer
November 21st, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The zenith of score inflation?
Replies: 36
Views: 2548

Re: The zenith of score inflation?

The #1 wine on the list has just one so-so note on Cellartracker.
by Dan Hammer
November 21st, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 242
Views: 14268

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Yes that’s the place! They had a constantly changing menu depending on what the foragers brought in. neener Great to “see” everybody. And thanks to Rodrigo for organizing things. But I still want to know which shoes Betty was wearing neener newhere Peter, I bought the Vermouth that you suggested. P...
by Dan Hammer
November 21st, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 147
Views: 15016

Re: Wait list times

JLuch wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 10:41 am
I signed up for Lewelling in May of this year and was told I was on the waitlist. However, I received an offer email for the 2018 release that was a week or so ago. So if there is a wait list, it wasn’t very long.
Very good value (QPR) for the price.
by Dan Hammer
November 20th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 242
Views: 14268

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Anyone else having an issue getting in?
by Dan Hammer
November 20th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Maker Tasting Notes or lack there of.....why
Replies: 30
Views: 1137

Re: Wine Maker Tasting Notes or lack there of.....why

Besides notes posted here, I follow Cellartracker notes on wines I own.
by Dan Hammer
November 20th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Maker Tasting Notes or lack there of.....why
Replies: 30
Views: 1137

Re: Wine Maker Tasting Notes or lack there of.....why

Carlisle updates the notes on his website.
by Dan Hammer
November 19th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14937
Views: 747027

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
by Dan Hammer
November 19th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3928

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

Mark Golodetz wrote:
November 19th, 2020, 5:38 am
Parker used to write about Neil Young et al constantly
You admit in an online board that you're still reading Parker? neener
by Dan Hammer
November 17th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11929

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

SeanHarding wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 4:13 pm
I got my wished for 1X Gewurztraminer
Me too!
by Dan Hammer
November 17th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7235

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

What’s the strategy with guests coming over who don’t appreciate/know anything about wine. Do you give them the house red/white and keep a special bottle in the kitchen?? Our do you just ball out and everyone gets the good wine as it’s a holiday? I pour a tasting of the good wine for the people tha...
by Dan Hammer
November 17th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7235

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

'10 Sojourn Ridgetop Pinot Noir. Nothing beats a Sojourn with some age on it.

'18 Walter Scott Chardonnay La Combe Verte
by Dan Hammer
November 17th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 242
Views: 14268

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

If Peter and Nola are joining, so am I.
by Dan Hammer
November 17th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?
Replies: 60
Views: 3712

Re: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?

ray ormand wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Caterwaul. The 2018 is superb and it's a steal at $50.
I'm always amazed that every day on WineBerserkers, I read about a wine that I've never heard of before. Same goes for Lyrix.

edit. Just purchased the Caterwaul at Grapes the Wine Co in White Plains.
by Dan Hammer
November 16th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 2909

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner

Todd,

Wasn't there discussion a while back about having at least 25 post to sell wine on Commerce Corner?

I'm not interested in buying from anyone with little or no posting history. I think it's fair that anyone posting with at least 25 posts, should have a Grand Cru notation under their name.
by Dan Hammer
November 16th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab Recommendations for an Old World Dude?
Replies: 29
Views: 1781

Re: Napa Cab Recommendations for an Old World Dude?

A little over $50 > Sojourn Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvée Home Ranch. This performs above it's price point.
I'll add Myriad and Quivet to this list.

Becklyn, William and Mary in the $65 - $100 range.
by Dan Hammer
November 12th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next week
Replies: 21
Views: 1518

Re: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next week

When I went back to purchase, the allocation was sold out. Serves me right for not jumping on the e mail when it arrived.

I sent them my wish list.
by Dan Hammer
November 11th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11929

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Dan Hammer wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 4:33 pm
Morgan.

How will the 2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Sémillon Lachryma Montis, Botrytized Old Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard compare to the Late Harvest Gewürztraminer from Alta Vista Vineyard?
What? I'm only offered 1 bottle? [cry.gif]

Let's see if the wish list is granted.
by Dan Hammer
November 11th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next week
Replies: 21
Views: 1518

Re: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next week

JosephW wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 10:17 am
In for 2 of em. Haven't tried it yet but I think I read it doesn't ship until late 2021? Is that right?
Yes. They're a year behind.
by Dan Hammer
November 9th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1
Replies: 32
Views: 1680

Re: Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest

Let me check my schedule. Ok. I'm free. neener

At least you've given me enough time to decide what bottle to bring. Oh wait. If Mark will attened, I have to think extra hard. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
November 5th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!
Replies: 29
Views: 1800

Re: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!

Dan Posner at Grapes the Wine Company in White Plains NY. I shopped at his original store in Rye. He was the guy that invited me to Wineberserkers back in the day.
by Dan Hammer
November 4th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most helpful thing you can say in your tasting note...
Replies: 64
Views: 2502

Re: The most helpful thing you can say in your tasting note...

I find tasting notes most helpful when they include most or all of the following: - How was the wine handed? (Decanting, stems used, how long it was open before serving, serving temp etc.) - Some comment on the nose - expressive, mute, any offensive notes? - Some comment on the body and weight - So...
by Dan Hammer
November 2nd, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11929

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Morgan.

How will the 2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Sémillon Lachryma Montis, Botrytized Old Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard compare to the Late Harvest Gewürztraminer from Alta Vista Vineyard?

Thanks.
by Dan Hammer
November 2nd, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9304

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

chris.p

As you can see, some on this board can be referred to as a tough crowd.

Welcome to WineBerserkers.
by Dan Hammer
October 30th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13992

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

So no release at all for '20? Terribly sorry to hear that and a huge disappointment for us all if that's the case. Hopefully '21 will be an awesome year! I ‘think’ he is only referring to the 2020 Napa at this point and not the two Estate wines. I spoke with Mr. Sequi at lunch yestrday and he confi...
by Dan Hammer
October 29th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 97
Views: 3842

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

The 2008 Taittinger Comtes, of course. [wink.gif]

But seriously, I'd open a 13 or 14 Maybach.
by Dan Hammer
October 28th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Keller von der Fels. Wow.
Replies: 18
Views: 1371

Re: 2013 Keller von der Fels. Wow.

I have 2 2016's. Thoughts?

Dan
by Dan Hammer
October 28th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13992

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

I'm on the same boat... I have Realm, VV, W&M and Aubert arriving tomorrow... should have called an audible and re-route to the offsite storage... pileon Unfortunately she caught me wheeling in 6 cases from Round Pond/Dalla Valle last week. I had them sent to FedEx office (where the employees were ...
by Dan Hammer
October 26th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 127
Views: 11570

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

Robert, another way to deal with this is to use multiple #wine related hashtags on twitter and instagram. Don’t forget to include surrounding area towns and counties. #DontGetMadGetEven

@b21wine (twitter). Also #b21# There are some responses posted there


B21wine on Instagram
by Dan Hammer
October 26th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

I was going to drink mine with family on Thanksgiving. [cry.gif]
by Dan Hammer
October 25th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet 2018 Release on June 2nd
Replies: 21
Views: 2227

Re: Quivet 2018 Release on June 2nd

My shipment arrived Friday. I'm usually a team player, but I will not Pobega any of these wines for a minimum of 2 - 3 years, except for the McGah Sauv Blanc.
by Dan Hammer
October 20th, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader library release
Replies: 25
Views: 1935

Re: Schrader library release

Averaging out at $400 per bottle on the 5 pack $2000. [rofl.gif]
by Dan Hammer
October 19th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick an Anniversary bottle
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Help me pick an Anniversary bottle

Celebrating a wedding anniversary and thinking of opening one of our "reserve" bottles of wine. We haven't been building our inventory for long, so don't have any really mature bottles. So in some cases it's a nice bottle, but torn on whether to open it or be patient and let it age further. Here ar...
by Dan Hammer
October 18th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 52
Views: 2335

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

I opened the 2018 last Thanksgiving. It was ok, but not an oh my wine. I still holding another bottle. Based on the CT notes, people aren’t in love with the ‘18. Rating average is 90 points. So can anyone tell me what makes my 2019’s something I should look forward to opening, or will the ‘19 be a w...
by Dan Hammer
October 18th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wines you’re not interested in drinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 2041

Re: What do you do with wines you’re not interested in drinking?

I gift these bottles, and/ or drink them on a random night when I don’t want to open something ‘good’ from my cellar.
by Dan Hammer
October 17th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvée Anne (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvée Anne (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Dan, La Combe Verte is Walter Scott’s entry level Chardonnay. The Cuvee Anne is the next step up, and then you get the single vineyard wines like X-Novo and Seven Springs. If you are just starting out with Walter Scott’s wines, I think it’s worth buying at all levels - the La Combe Verte has the ad...
by Dan Hammer
October 17th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvée Anne (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvée Anne (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

I recently got turned on to the 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay La Combe Verte. Cost is slightly less than the Cuvee Anne. Are there any differences between the two? The '16 is my new favorite chardonnay at the price. I filled in with the 2018.
by Dan Hammer
October 16th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The post COVID meal you have been dreaming about...
Replies: 23
Views: 1140

Re: The post COVID meal you have been dreaming about...

My wife will make apricot chicken. I'll open a Rhys Alpine Chardonnay to go with it.

I'll make Flannery steaks; and serve with a good California Cabernet Sauvignon, maybe a Carter, Maybach, or MACDONALD.
by Dan Hammer
October 15th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 5110

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

My 7 bottles arrived in styro. There were just a few dust bunnies, that was it, so no complaint.
by Dan Hammer
October 14th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Good BYOB options Lake George NY area?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Good BYOB options Lake George NY area?

mike pobega wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 6:35 am
Hi all, we are doing 4 nights in the Lake George region next week and was looking for moderate plus to upscale BYOB options between Bolton Landing and Glens Falls. Thanks
Ask Ken V. He lives in the Albany area.
by Dan Hammer
October 13th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Westchester County - New York
Replies: 73
Views: 12204

Re: Westchester County - New York

My new favorite restaurant is in Pelham. Macelleria is on 5th Ave. Corkage is 35.00 A friend of mine recommended this Italian Steak House to us, so off we went. We sat outside, socially distant. They have heaters. Steaks on the menu at $30?? Yes, but before I have a steak at a new restaurant, I dec...
by Dan Hammer
October 11th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Westchester County - New York
Replies: 73
Views: 12204

Re: Westchester County - New York

My new favorite restaurant is in Pelham. Macelleria is on 5th Ave. Corkage is 35.00 A friend of mine recommended this Italian Steak House to us, so off we went. We sat outside, socially distant. They have heaters. Steaks on the menu at $30?? Yes, but before I have a steak at a new restaurant, I deci...

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