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by Peter Cargasacchi
August 3rd, 2017, 2:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 9342

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT

I strongly urge car pooling or Lompoc Taxi. The road has 300 foot drop offs along the way, and parking is perched on a precarious precipice that drops off to the river a couple of hundred feet below. I am serious.
by Peter Cargasacchi
July 30th, 2017, 8:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 9342

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT

In the past some of the events have been "clothing optional." However due to the rapid onset of the marine layer and cold fog in the evening, you will need to bring layers, preferably cotton or material that is not readily flammable. I strongly suggest that everyone brings BOTH a sweatshirt and a wa...
by Peter Cargasacchi
January 30th, 2017, 10:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 9342

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast Party Weekend - Santa Ynez Summer BerserkerFest!

John Tomasso wrote:We need one of these.
I have one. They're grest. But it's indirect heat only, no smoke. This is hilarious or demonstratI've of insanity, but I have enough pigs to do some experiments? Before the event.
by Peter Cargasacchi
January 27th, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 9342

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast Party Weekend - Santa Ynez Summer BerserkerFest!

Can't wait but wondering if this is an annual event or the first time? Do you remember the event we did in Santa Ynez a couple of years back called "Cuddle then Kill"? We got in a lot of trouble and they wouldn't let us do it again unless we changed the name. We stayed true last year, we resisted a...
by Peter Cargasacchi
January 27th, 2017, 6:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII Auctions
Topic: AUCTION: Loring Wine Company - Cabinet of Curiosities - 6 Bottles
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

AUCTION: Loring Wine Company - Cabinet of Curiosities - 6 Bottles

A fun lot. I remember when Brian invited me into his closet of curiosities. He kept screaming, "it's a cookbook!" And laughing. Do not go in the closet.
by Peter Cargasacchi
January 27th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 9342

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast Party Weekend - Santa Ynez Summer BerserkerFest!

Richard B. wrote:Where is the event actually held?
At the vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, between Lompoc and Buellton. I'll post a list of hotels later if folks need them. I'd suggest staying in Lompoc for ease of taxi use/sharing.
by Peter Cargasacchi
January 27th, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 9342

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast Party Weekend - Santa Ynez Summer BerserkerFest!

Saturday is the main event. We will put the pig into the transmogrifier at 8 am then make breakfast USING ONLY thermal energy, ferrous metal and farm products. Folks can go wine tasting in the valley, or, frolic and detour taking turns guarding the pig, playing bocce & horse shoes, and carnal cuddli...
by Peter Cargasacchi
January 24th, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion) PLEASE READ
Replies: 135
Views: 12240

BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion)

Help? I'm trying to figure out the format for a fundraiser lot for WB board maintenance $$$? People don't know or think about where their food (meat) comes from. With all the foodies we have, I was thinking about donating a living, breathing, heart still beating pig. The participants would take that...
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 19th, 2015, 1:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oxidation/Reduction
Replies: 17
Views: 1041

Oxidation/Reduction

Sulfides produced in fermentation by amino acid scavenging nitrogen deprived yeast is the result of a metabolic pathway. Sulfides produced by anaerobic decomposition and putrefication are something else. Think protein hydrolysis, yeast bodies and fruit solids breaking down in the absence of oxygen. ...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 23rd, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

This is good. Hosemasterofwine... "Say I’m full of potential while implying I’m overly alcoholic and clumsy? You want to just show up at our old place, where you first came into my life, and f*ck me once a month? Are you nuts? OK. No, forget it. How can I forgive you, Jon? You wrote a goddam book ab...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 16th, 2015, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

Most of you guys if I saw in a restaurant I'd try to share and drink wine with. But if I was a Somm, and saw you guys, I would run like hell in the other direction!
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 12th, 2015, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

The fun never stops. Read the Yoon Ha quote in Jon Bonne's article. http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/The-last-sommelier-standing-where-are-all-6119178.php?t=5aa5391b72ab952c1b&cmpid=twitter-premium Then read the following: http://www.guildsomm.com/TC/stay_current/features/b/weblog/archive/201...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 12th, 2015, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

"We'll try to get to as many questions as we can, but we'll be wrapping up in a few minutes, so submit any final questions and comments." Not exactly. [popcorn.gif] I don't think he wants to talk about whether the facts he uses are unique or specific to San Francisco? I think its clear that the "fac...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 12th, 2015, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

My question aren't coming out of "moderation." First Q. -Since the San Francisco economy is currently one of the strongest in the world, when you say “Have our current economics chased away talent?” what exactly do you mean? Second Q. -What statistics or data resources are you using to separate San ...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 12th, 2015, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2015/03/10/whats-the-state-of-s-f-s-wine-scene-join-us-for-a-live-online-scoopchat/ chat with JB at 1pm today (40 min from now) Sure hope Peter is there... I'm sitting naked at my computer, in my underground lair, waiting. I'm not sure if I want to wear my Spide...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 12th, 2015, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

Looks like everyone has a chance to interact on the somm piece. http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2015/03/10/whats-the-state-of-s-f-s-wine-scene-join-us-for-a-live-online-scoopchat/ A lot of veteran wine professionals have weighed in, echoing the sentiments of those who I interviewed for the pie...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 12th, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

You have made that very clear. So your hope is for someone that is a Cali cheerleader type? Be careful what you wish for. May a Suckling type of wine homer descend upon you and start passing out 100pt scores like chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant. No. Someone who celebrates diversity. The wor...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 12th, 2015, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

There's regular if not frequent turnover throughout the wine trade, it's not unique to San Francisco. You could find the data points to write Bonne's article, in any major city, if you were so inclined. The door is practically hitting Bonne in the ass and he writes this article? The timing and topic...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 11th, 2015, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

I guess I'm not the only one that thinks Jon Bonne is a total douche bag? Much of the San Francisco wine community feels the same way?
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 11th, 2015, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

Sommelier Robert Perkins of Boulevard echoed the sentiments of more than thirty working sommeliers who I spoke with or heard from over the past few days when he characterized the article as a "hand grenade in the room before skipping town." http://www.vinography.com/archives/2015/03/san_franciscos_l...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 5th, 2015, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

Adam Lee wrote:Berry

All largely true. All very different than "imposing" a style.

Adam Lee
Siduri Wines
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 4th, 2015, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

He is a pattern matching monkey that did more harm to California wine than anyone I think that distinction is equally shared by Parker and Laube. If you want to talk about two guys who have imposed their stylistic preferences on an entire region it would be those guys. There's a reason they're shut...
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 4th, 2015, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

Alder Yarrow just posted this on Twitter. That was fast.

http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/ ... ign=buffer
by Peter Cargasacchi
March 3rd, 2015, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jon Bonné news
Replies: 130
Views: 8589

Jon Bonné news

The Chronicle cutting back is sad but with Bonne it was inevitable? The Chronicle fumbled the ball when they hired a wine writer who seems to hate most California wines, particularly those that vary in ripeness from what is typical of France. Bonne was the wrong person for the job and ultimately has...
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 27th, 2014, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Improving Your Wine With UltraSound
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Improving Your Wine With UltraSound

Infusion processes in wine are really nothing new. :o I do something similar in the winery. During fermentation (which we call a process) we have beautiful women, naked virgins of course, play harps, lutes, etc. to the fermenting wine. (Which we call a system. ) A few simply gyrate rythmically in ha...
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 24th, 2014, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural Wine Question?
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Natural Wine Question?

If "natural wine refers to winemaking (cellar) operations....not grape growing..." then by that definition, wine made from GMO grapes could be natural wine.

Natural wine, from GMO grapes?
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 24th, 2014, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural Wine Question?
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Natural Wine Question?

But if you made wine from GMO grapes? Is wine made from a GMO grapevine natural? By your definition, GMO wine would be natural wine? A grafted grapevine is unnatural because it is artificial. A grafted grapevine does not occur naturally. "Artificial: Made or produced by human beings rather than occu...
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 23rd, 2014, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry Farming
Replies: 111
Views: 3997

Dry Farming

It's always going to be about balance. And I believe that's a black and white situation. Grapes can be planted anywhere, this doesn't mean, nor guarantee, success. Exactly. It's about balance. But given we all can use canopy management and viticultural techniques, how can you achieve greater balanc...
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 23rd, 2014, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry Farming
Replies: 111
Views: 3997

Dry Farming

It's always going to be about balance. And I believe that's a black and white situation. Grapes can be planted anywhere, this doesn't mean, nor guarantee, success. Exactly. It's about balance. But given we all can use canopy management and viticultural techniques, how can you achieve greater balanc...
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 23rd, 2014, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural Wine Question?
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Natural Wine Question?

Natural vs. Unnatural?
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 23rd, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry Farming
Replies: 111
Views: 3997

Dry Farming

Controlled water deficits, beyond that its random. Control or random, take your pick.

Because, too much is too much and too little is too little.
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 22nd, 2014, 7:38 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest

Vanna White showcasing the empty bottles.
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 21st, 2014, 12:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest

Anyone that wants to join the back roads crew Saturday, tomorrow, for day traipsing, probably should text me or beam me a message. We will meet at Ellen's Pancake house at 10 am tomorrow for breakfast, I should have a head count so we can sit together, that place gets busy. We'll check out the innar...
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 18th, 2014, 9:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - PAYMENT DUE 11/14

f*ck off with your sofa units and strine green stripe patterns. On this day we revel in hunting and scavenging. Let us not embarrass our ancestors, bitches.
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 15th, 2014, 4:26 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - PAYMENT DUE 11/14

Reminder for Hitching Post group, we are a party of 17 and seated together @ 7:30 pm, Friday, Nov 21. (Hitching Post in Buellton.)
by Peter Cargasacchi
November 11th, 2014, 6:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - PAYMENT DUE 11/14

Danny M a z z a wrote:Wines that make you strong sexy and smart....what does that even mean?

newhere
Wine contains ethanol. Ethanol alters perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior.

Please allow me to rephrase...?

We will be drinking wines that make us stronger, sexier and smarter.

Got it?
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 31st, 2014, 9:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - SEND PAYMENT TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE, DUE 11/14

Kara VanCorbach wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote:Are you simply going to make the Berserkers dig out that old well you found on your property, using them as free labor, under the guise of 'exploration'?
Peter, everyone knows your tricks.
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 31st, 2014, 1:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - SEND PAYMENT TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE, DUE 11/14

OPTION C. Saturday day time. Non-Hunters . [help.gif] Berserker Side Tour. On Saturday, while the "hunters" Nikki, Kara, Todd and whoever go looking for paper clips, red leggo pieces, pixie sticks, green play dough, blue balls, etc., the adult Berserkerfest participants have the option to go on an ...
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 28th, 2014, 7:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: L
Replies: 42
Views: 3039

Is anyone up for Paso Robles BerserkerFest 2.

I'm in. So many happy memories from HdR. The Black Oak BBQ... Stumbling back from Villa Creek on the RR tracks. HdR would have been May 2 weekend. Let's do it.
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 28th, 2014, 6:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An interview with The Tripe Marketing Board
Replies: 3
Views: 251

An interview with The Tripe Marketing Board

I grew up eating tripe and love it. Sage, celery, carrots and onions. We slaughter our own animals, cleaning tripe is probably the most time consuming part to clean and prepare. You have to wash very well then brine it then scald to peel it. Worth it though, especially from a young animal, it's deli...
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 27th, 2014, 8:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chanterelles.
Replies: 61
Views: 4984

Chanterelles.

P. Willenberg wrote:Here's my haul and a recipe from the Le Pigeon cookbook (I used venison)
Uh... obviously the ones on the bottom of the picture aren't chanterelles. What are they?
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 24th, 2014, 12:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - SEND PAYMENT TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE

The Hitching Post looked at their seating for Friday, Nov 21 and the manager, Angel, figured out how to schedule us all together at 7:30 pm. So we are a party of 16 @ 7:30 pm, Friday, Nov 21. Good job, Peter. Can't wait. Does this mean we merge the themes, too? I don't think so. I don't need the ha...
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 24th, 2014, 9:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2015--Sat, 2/21 @ My OC Pad...FINAL DETAILS POSTED (Page 7)
Replies: 268
Views: 13713

Falltacular 2015--Saturday, February 21st @ My House In The OC

Gale and I will be there. Hope we can schedule golf again. Silk Screw golf. Let's organize a hunting party and break brush in the hills behind Frank's house? I'm not sure on logistics but I have a la caja china whole pig roaster. It could probably hold two(?) of the Clos Pepe lambs? Wes owes me.
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 24th, 2014, 8:39 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - SEND PAYMENT TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE

The Hitching Post looked at their seating for Friday, Nov 21 and the manager, Angel, figured out how to schedule us all together at 7:30 pm. So we are a party of 16 @ 7:30 pm, Friday, Nov 21.
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 21st, 2014, 9:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - SEND PAYMENT TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE

Bruce Rudman wrote:Good to hear. I did not go back over the entire thread.
Did you read the part about playing "Roofie Roulette"?

Dine with me on Friday and you"re sure that your drinks are roofie free.

Dine with Kara and Nikki, and you're taking your chances. [popcorn.gif]
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 20th, 2014, 6:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - SEND PAYMENT TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE

OK, Received all signatures and warden approval for Berserkerfest. Warden will be escorting. Now we are working on hotels, is Pea Soup "safe"? Hotels in Solvang are all $200 and up. Todd, when Chris gets the room booked I send you the money and I think we want in on the scavenger hunt. Since the Fr...
by Peter Cargasacchi
October 17th, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18176

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - SEND PAYMENT TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE

Guys I will know on Nov 8th if I can make it or not. My daughter is running USATF cross country qualies for Junior Olympics and If she finishes in top 15 she goes to regional championship in Maine which is on Nov 23. This is kind of win win situation for me. If she makes it, I'll be one proud daddy...

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