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by Rodrigo B
March 4th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No More Cork Taint?
Replies: 31
Views: 911

Re: No More Cork Taint?

Thanks for the data point David. I’m also curious to see see how DIAM corks develop physically over much longer times periods compared to natural corks. Do they degrade in any form like natural corks? Not really enough time has passed to know how they will break down. No disrespect to anyone here, ...
by Rodrigo B
March 4th, 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No More Cork Taint?
Replies: 31
Views: 911

Re: No More Cork Taint?

Thanks for the data point David.

I’m also curious to see see how DIAM corks develop physically over much longer times periods compared to natural corks. Do they degrade in any form like natural corks?
by Rodrigo B
March 4th, 2021, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No More Cork Taint?
Replies: 31
Views: 911

Re: No More Cork Taint?

Do you mean the aroma and flavor of TCA? [wink.gif] I haven’t noticed any aromas lacking in my wines post switching to Diam that were there previously. Outside of TCA. There was an article on this not too long ago - talked about chemical compounds from natural cork making it into the wines. I'll ha...
by Rodrigo B
March 4th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1914

Re: Ads

Todd - the migration also seems to have affected the notification system. At times I’ve gotten multiple notifications for posts on the same thread instead of having them grouped together.
by Rodrigo B
March 4th, 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No More Cork Taint?
Replies: 31
Views: 911

Re: No More Cork Taint?

Both Amorim and Cork Supply have similar automated processes to analyse and remove TCA from corks, Amorim uses NDtech and Cork Supply uses DS100 and DS100+. The way I am reading this article, they are promoting steam or other washing process to remove TCA. Those you list are the cork-by-cork inspec...
by Rodrigo B
March 4th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No More Cork Taint?
Replies: 31
Views: 911

Re: No More Cork Taint?

Correct me if I'm wrong- but isn't Cork Supply apart of Amorim now? No. The Cork Supply is still owned by Jochen Michalski, although now through the umbrella of HARV 81 Group which also owns Tonnellerie O and Studio Labels. Both Amorim and Cork Supply have similar automated processes to analyse and...
by Rodrigo B
March 3rd, 2021, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Returning an oxidized bottle?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Returning an oxidized bottle?

Have you tried calling the store and dealing with someone directly? I find that most of the time, with a situation like that it is easier (and faster) to speak to someone directly. Had a similar issue with a retailer a few years back with a faulty new release Rioja, bottle older than their stated re...
by Rodrigo B
March 3rd, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Durham.Wine Falkenstein AP 11 Meyer Nepal has arrived!
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Durham.Wine Falkenstein AP 11 Meyer Nepal has arrived!

DanielP wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 12:29 pm Damn. You all just gonna post pictures of bottles without any notes?
Join in, I know you've got some bottles as well champagne.gif
by Rodrigo B
March 2nd, 2021, 11:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?
Replies: 20
Views: 754

Re: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?

I’ll echo what Eric said that with many spicy asian dishes, you probably need something with some considerable sweetness than just an off-dry gewurztraminer. Gewurztraminer vary widely in how much RS, and how well they pair with your spicy food is going to depend both on how sweet it is and how spic...
by Rodrigo B
March 2nd, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals
Replies: 87
Views: 2884

Re: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals

Opened the 2009 Privilegio. Really fun and delicious wine. Seems to be in a really good place right now. The original plan was to save some for day two, but the contents of the bottle seemed to have mysteriously evaporated over the course of an evening
by Rodrigo B
March 2nd, 2021, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15733
Views: 815190

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Cantina Glicine Vignesparse
by Rodrigo B
March 2nd, 2021, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 107
Views: 4426

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

I still don't get why wineries use a closure method that has such a high failure rate. There are alternatives. This . . . And here's the interesting thing - cork companies are spending tens of millions of dollars to develop systems to eradicate TCA which is ironic in a number of ways: 1) Most consu...
by Rodrigo B
March 2nd, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1886
Views: 105176

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Thanks! It's so worth it, though doing it right takes a lot of time and effort, not to mention space. You can do it faster and easier, but it won't be as good. I’ve found that cooking the legs sous vide @70C for ~16h gets you 80-90% of the way there with way less work (albeit a longer duration). Yo...
by Rodrigo B
March 2nd, 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1886
Views: 105176

Re: What did you cook tonight?

That duck confit looks beautiful and mouthwatering delicious. Reminded me that I haven't made duck in a while. Will need to rectify that soon Thanks! It's so worth it, though doing it right takes a lot of time and effort, not to mention space. You can do it faster and easier, but it won't be as goo...
by Rodrigo B
March 2nd, 2021, 8:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1886
Views: 105176

Re: What did you cook tonight?

That duck confit looks beautiful and mouthwatering delicious. Reminded me that I haven't made duck in a while. Will need to rectify that soon
by Rodrigo B
March 1st, 2021, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 139
Views: 7699

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

And the slurred speech that accompanies my uttering of this phrase shall be quite impressive. That is the true Achilles' heel of the phrase, the (inevitable) inebriated articulation of it negates all eloquence one may hope to gain from uttering it Perhaps, but it’s also where the opportunity for tr...
by Rodrigo B
March 1st, 2021, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Oregon Dundee Hilltop: Eyrie Daphne vs. White Rose Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Re: TN: 2008 Oregon Dundee Hilltop: Eyrie Daphne vs. White Rose Vineyard

As David pointed out 1 and 2 fill barriques often still retain significant impact on the wines. However, it’s quite remarkable to see how much lower that impact is at 12-13.0% vs. 13-14.0%. David’s point is quite interesting and something I never considered. Even if you have a wine with minimal new...
by Rodrigo B
March 1st, 2021, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 175
Views: 10122

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

If only a insignificant number of people are bidding in the last few minutes, then why would the site become overloaded? The fact that the site is crashing would suggest that there is, in fact, a surge of bidding. You don’t sound like a PhD in computer science, either. The site overloading suggests...
by Rodrigo B
March 1st, 2021, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Oregon Dundee Hilltop: Eyrie Daphne vs. White Rose Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Re: TN: 2008 Oregon Dundee Hilltop: Eyrie Daphne vs. White Rose Vineyard

I’m not a winemaker, but in another thread Marcus commented on alcohol levels can affect how much oak comes through in a wine: “We don’t connect new oak to alcohol levels but alcohol is an extractant and 12.5% can hold way more oak than 14.0%. Ditto stems, where the bittering aspect of stems counte...
by Rodrigo B
March 1st, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 139
Views: 7699

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

JDavisRoby wrote: March 1st, 2021, 6:03 pm And the slurred speech that accompanies my uttering of this phrase shall be quite impressive.
That is the true Achilles' heel of the phrase, the (inevitable) inebriated articulation of it negates all eloquence one may hope to gain from uttering it
by Rodrigo B
March 1st, 2021, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 139
Views: 7699

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

But you gotta like stems...and you gotta be patient! RT It is important to open the bottle at the right time. The world is awash in swill for the impatient. I can’t wait to use this line some night when I can finally have people over and I’m half-cocked and somebody wants to open a not-quite mature...
by Rodrigo B
March 1st, 2021, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 175
Views: 10122

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

I feel bad for the sellers. This really costs them $ Yeah, I think that’s definitely an issue. It was understandable back in June given the unpredictable increase in auction participants. Overall, WineBid has done a good job at ensuring they have enough bandwidth towards auction closes, I’d liked t...
by Rodrigo B
March 1st, 2021, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Oregon Dundee Hilltop: Eyrie Daphne vs. White Rose Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Re: TN: 2008 Oregon Dundee Hilltop: Eyrie Daphne vs. White Rose Vineyard

As David pointed out 1 and 2 fill barriques often still retain significant impact on the wines. However, it’s quite remarkable to see how much lower that impact is at 12-13.0% vs. 13-14.0%. David’s point is quite interesting and something I never considered. Even if you have a wine with minimal new...
by Rodrigo B
February 28th, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10164

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

I know they had similar issues sometime last year. Guess the hype is for real! Yes, around summer of last year. Plenty of discussion happened following it here I think there’s just a lot more people participation in auctions period and with most people at home on a Sunday night with not much to do ...
by Rodrigo B
February 28th, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10164

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

WineBid's site seemed to come to a screeching halt at the last minutes of the auction this week. Went to check on a few lots and couldn't even load a single page of the site. New auction anti-sniping strategy: Place your max bids in early and close to auction close overload the servers with a DDoS a...
by Rodrigo B
February 28th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 739
Views: 58207

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Just purchased the Death & Co cocktail book, can’t wait to dive into it! The Death & Co book is great book on much of the modern classics cannon. Solid book to dive in For those interested in cocktails and looking for books to learn more here’s a few that I think are part of the essential c...
by Rodrigo B
February 28th, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 139
Views: 7699

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

I still have a bottle of 1993 Domaine Serene Evenstad standing. Had my first bottle last year and boy was it good. Glad to hear it. I grabbed a mag of 93 Drouhin Laurene that I’m really excited about opening. Hope it shows well IIRC, that is the inaugural year for that bottling. 93 Laurene, BH Sout...
by Rodrigo B
February 28th, 2021, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 903
Views: 98916

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Very interesting and comprehensive review of some of de Negoce wines. I also like the little nod to Wine Berserkers there. Thanks for sharing Brian
by Rodrigo B
February 27th, 2021, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant Wine List Online Store - The Herbfarm
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Restaurant Wine List Online Store - The Herbfarm

The Herbfarm is a unique, or at least very unusual model. It’s a single seating, for a 9 course meal that is paired with 6 wines. You can not, to my knowledge, bypass the 6 paired wines. The owner has a VERY extensive list but because of the pairings, the rate of depletions on the long list is mini...
by Rodrigo B
February 27th, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 139
Views: 7699

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

It's great to hear a lot of positive feedback about the 93 OR vintage. I bought a few mags for my sister's birth year. Looking forward to cracking those for her 30th I still have a bottle of 1993 Domaine Serene Evenstad standing. Had my first bottle last year and boy was it good. Glad to hear it. I...
by Rodrigo B
February 27th, 2021, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 139
Views: 7699

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

It's great to hear a lot of positive feedback about the 93 OR vintage. I bought a few mags for my sister's birth year. Looking forward to cracking those for her 30th
by Rodrigo B
February 27th, 2021, 5:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The ultimate thermometer from Chris Young
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: The ultimate thermometer from Chris Young

Interesting concept, but overall a bit odd to me. The thermometer seems to be more geared towards internal temp cooking vs. “surface temperate cooking” that Chris espoused the virtues of in video. I’m also curious as to how this will differentiate itself from the other wireless thermometers that ar...
by Rodrigo B
February 27th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant Wine List Online Store - The Herbfarm
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Restaurant Wine List Online Store - The Herbfarm

oh I agree. I actually posted about this the other day in the restaurants forum because I wasn't sure if it was for real. I just wish I understood the reasoning behind why some things seem like steals (20+ year old Bethel Heights single vineyards for example) and some seem really expensive. :shrugs...
by Rodrigo B
February 27th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant Wine List Online Store - The Herbfarm
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Restaurant Wine List Online Store - The Herbfarm

despite the prices being all over how many place can you find 07 Kelley Fox Maresh?? I had to email Dustin to check and make sure that wine even existed! there were actually a few random bottling/vintage combos like that I could find As with any restaurant list, you have a mix of pricing to drive s...
by Rodrigo B
February 27th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2283

Re: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!

Very cool. Thanks for all the hard work Todd et. al. This community wouldn't be possible without you taking the effort to nurture it and keep it going. Big shout out to all of those who continuously contribute to make this community great as well. All y'all Berserkers rock!
by Rodrigo B
February 27th, 2021, 4:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The ultimate thermometer from Chris Young
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: The ultimate thermometer from Chris Young

Interesting concept, but overall a bit odd to me. The thermometer seems to be more geared towards internal temp cooking vs. “surface temperate cooking” that Chris espoused the virtues of in video. I’m also curious as to how this will differentiate itself from the other wireless thermometers that are...
by Rodrigo B
February 26th, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1097
Views: 58335

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

There’ll likely be a few more consumed over the weekend, let’s hope there are no more additions

Purchased: 190
Consumed: 62
Net: +128
by Rodrigo B
February 26th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Oregon Dundee Hilltop: Eyrie Daphne vs. White Rose Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Re: TN: 2008 Oregon Dundee Hilltop: Eyrie Daphne vs. White Rose Vineyard

Thanks for these notes. That is odd about the White Rose. The winery’s tech sheet says only 14% new oak barrels. So then I thought perhaps it could be the whole cluster (they famously often use 100% whole cluster on many/most cuvées) but this cuvée only saw 20% whole cluster. I can only surmise tha...
by Rodrigo B
February 26th, 2021, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1097
Views: 58335

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

The month's not even over and she's already uh-ohing. This ought to be good. I mean, February is only 28 days, so we've only got 3 more evenings to drink up to boost our numbers. Depending on your numbers to date, a weekend of drinking isn't going to have much effect. February doesn't look good for...
by Rodrigo B
February 26th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1097
Views: 58335

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

The month's not even over and she's already uh-ohing. This ought to be good. I mean, February is only 28 days, so we've only got 3 more evenings to drink up to boost our numbers. Depending on your numbers to date, a weekend of drinking isn't going to have much effect. February doesn't look good for...
by Rodrigo B
February 26th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9141

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

I knew it. Sent them an e-mail about it. [soap.gif] Replied to their email with the BS out of stock explanation noting I saw it back in stock on their site to see if they'd honour my purchase price. No dice [swearing.gif] What did they say?? I knew it was a long shot, but figured I'd try. Their rep...
by Rodrigo B
February 26th, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9141

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

Well... that didn’t take long, shocker! [swearing.gif] https://www.67wine.com/wines/Dunn-Cabernet-Sauvignon-Napa-2016-w1830496z7 I knew it. Sent them an e-mail about it. [soap.gif] Replied to their email with the BS out of stock explanation noting I saw it back in stock on their site to see if they...
by Rodrigo B
February 25th, 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3099

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

Man, that guy went to a lot of work writing >1k 'meal notes' just to troll us WineBerserkers. The meal notes only started after Thanksgiving this year. I wonder what happened at Thanksgiving... Apparently a life-altering meal Apparently life altering meals are only worth 91pts. Who knew? [snort.gif]
by Rodrigo B
February 25th, 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3099

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

G. D y e r wrote: February 25th, 2021, 12:54 pm Man, that guy went to a lot of work writing >1k 'meal notes' just to troll us WineBerserkers.
The meal notes only started after Thanksgiving this year. I wonder what happened at Thanksgiving...
by Rodrigo B
February 25th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.
Replies: 55
Views: 1927

Re: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.

I'm meticulous about adding and subtracting. I don't add wines that are not physically in my possession. I keep the email confirmations in a separate Gmail folder. I have 2 offsite lockers (luckily right next to each other) and a small home wine fridge (53 bottle capacity). What's at home is in a W...
by Rodrigo B
February 25th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8780
Views: 664916

Re: de Negoce offer

Is there a simpler way to see what offers still have inventory for sale? I used "Available" as a search term and that seems to work by putting what looks like the 4 or so currently still available on the first page, but it also lists everything else on 14 pages or so, and maybe there is s...
by Rodrigo B
February 25th, 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8780
Views: 664916

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote: February 25th, 2021, 11:57 am Can't buy another one.
Cult leaders should lead by example [snort.gif]
by Rodrigo B
February 25th, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3099

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

What I want to know is if the points he assigned are for the wines or the meals described [snort.gif]
by Rodrigo B
February 25th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9141

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

I too put an order in for the Dunn Napa from 67 Wine and Spirits yesterday, got an order confirmation and a delivery confirmation, but then just received the "out of stock" email. However, if you go on the web site right now it still shows as being available at the $49/bottle price for a ...

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