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by Rodrigo B
January 22nd, 2022, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 1117
Views: 78313

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know a good fellow upon meeting or tasting the wines. I'm glad that you enjoyed the wine and hopefully you have some first hand guidance for next weeks festivities. I would suggest 2 x all Goodfellow offers next week. Hopefully, Brian and Rodrigo will leave some for the rest of ...
by Rodrigo B
January 22nd, 2022, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 1117
Views: 78313

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know a good fellow upon meeting or tasting the wines. I'm glad that you enjoyed the wine and hopefully you have some first hand guidance for next weeks festivities. I would suggest 2 x all Goodfellow offers next week. Hopefully, Brian and Rodrigo will leave some for the rest of ...
by Rodrigo B
January 21st, 2022, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BD13 - picking up steam
Replies: 128
Views: 8343

Re: BD13 - picking up steam

Apparently there's a pretty berserk Flannery deal coming our way [wow.gif]
by Rodrigo B
January 21st, 2022, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Featuring Some Champagne Producers--Live Zoom + Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 1031

Re: Featuring Some Champagne Producers--Live Zoom + Tasting

Count me in! Laherte Freres and Larmandier-Bernier are two of my favourite growers, so it'd be awesome to hear from either of them. These are 2 of my favorites too. I can't promise anything but I will try like hell if we get enough support here. Would be awesome. Either way, I'm up for the Zoom eve...
by Rodrigo B
January 21st, 2022, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Featuring Some Champagne Producers--Live Zoom + Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 1031

Re: Featuring Some Champagne Producers--Live Zoom + Tasting

Count me in! Laherte Freres and Larmandier-Bernier are two of my favourite growers, so it'd be awesome to hear from either of them.
by Rodrigo B
January 21st, 2022, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!
Replies: 173
Views: 5324

Re: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!

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by Rodrigo B
January 21st, 2022, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!
Replies: 173
Views: 5324

Re: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!

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by Rodrigo B
January 21st, 2022, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!
Replies: 173
Views: 5324

Re: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!

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by Rodrigo B
January 21st, 2022, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!
Replies: 173
Views: 5324

Re: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!

A PSA for Berserkers budgeting:
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by Rodrigo B
January 21st, 2022, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!
Replies: 173
Views: 5324

Re: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!

January 27, 2009:
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by Rodrigo B
January 21st, 2022, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!
Replies: 173
Views: 5324

Re: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!

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by Rodrigo B
January 20th, 2022, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!
Replies: 173
Views: 5324

Re: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!

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by Rodrigo B
January 20th, 2022, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!
Replies: 173
Views: 5324

Re: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!

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by Rodrigo B
January 20th, 2022, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!
Replies: 173
Views: 5324

Re: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!

Todd on Jan 27th:
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by Rodrigo B
January 20th, 2022, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!
Replies: 173
Views: 5324

Re: CONTEST! Create A BerserkerDay Meme!

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by Rodrigo B
January 19th, 2022, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 153
Views: 10141

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

Thanks Rich. I was trying to change that but couldn't find the option/location. I'll keep searching. If you want to change the username itself, you have to reach out to Todd or one of the moderators. Alternatively you can add your last name, in some form or other, to your signature. Just go to User...
by Rodrigo B
January 19th, 2022, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 72
Views: 6662

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

Moved without reading it? Now that's what I call living up to your signature. neener Glad you could laugh during what must be a very busy 48 hrs for you. Dude, I still have NO idea what 80% of the offers are ok BerserkerDay - seriously. No time! If you were a Grand Cru or Monopole Cru member, you c...
by Rodrigo B
January 18th, 2022, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BD13 - picking up steam
Replies: 128
Views: 8343

Re: BD13 - picking up steam

Most don't realise how big a deal it is when producers offer free shipping. It's an even bigger deal nowadays with current shipping rates
by Rodrigo B
January 18th, 2022, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Books - Must Haves
Replies: 64
Views: 12623

Re: Wine Books - Must Haves

If anyone is looking for a deep dive of Champagne, Peter Liem's box set can't be recommended highly enough. The maps + the text are amazing. I wish there was its equivalent for the piedmont. Great call on this. Excellent overview of Champagne with great maps. Would love something similar for the Rh...
by Rodrigo B
January 16th, 2022, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand cru vs monopole cru
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: Grand cru vs monopole cru

Monopole Cru gets you all the benefits of Grand Cru plus: -Access to a Monopole Cru exclusive forum -Several MC exclusive offers from producers throughout the year (including during Berserker Day) -Chance to become a taster/previewer for newbies participating in BerserkerDay or NewbiePalooza. -And a...
by Rodrigo B
January 16th, 2022, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand cru vs monopole cru
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: Grand cru vs monopole cru

Monopole Cru gets you all the benefits of Grand Cru plus: Access to a Monopole Cru exclusive forum Several MC exclusive offers from producers throughout the year (and apparently during Berserker Day as well) Chance to become a taster/previewer for BerserkerDay or NewbiePalooza newbies I keep saying ...
by Rodrigo B
January 15th, 2022, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Cellier Saint Benoit Pinot Noir Arbois Pupillin Courbes Raies
Replies: 0
Views: 90

TN: 2019 Cellier Saint Benoit Pinot Noir Arbois Pupillin Courbes Raies

2019 Cellier Saint Benoit Pinot Noir Arbois Pupillin Courbes Raies - France, Jura, Arbois Pupillin (1/15/2022) My first time with this producer. Quite blue fruited with streaks of sour red cherry and raspberries. Perfumed and tinged with soil tones, iron, slate, and liquorice root. A bit sauvage at...
by Rodrigo B
January 14th, 2022, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Fritz Haag - Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: TN: 2019 Fritz Haag - Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Thanks for clarifying that Brian. So is the BODY portion your assessment of the wine's weight and body based on its appearance alone, or does it include your perception of it after tasting it? Like when you note this wine is medium-light to medium in body is that based solely on your visual assessme...
by Rodrigo B
January 14th, 2022, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Fritz Haag - Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: TN: 2019 Fritz Haag - Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Thanks for the note Brian. I've been wondering this for a while, and I'm sure you covered it in another post somewhere, but I'm curious as to what all the numbers that go into your ratings are
by Rodrigo B
January 13th, 2022, 4:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 13 (Jan 27, 2022) - 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 13 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 96
Views: 9125

Re: BerserkerDay 13 Master Thread/FAQ

so upgrading to my membership from freeloader to GCC or monopole cru. thoughts? Signing up for GCC should give you a pretty good sense of some of the perks involved, especially if you anticipate participating in Berserker Day. Whether or not one signs up for the higher tier Monopole Cru, is entirel...
by Rodrigo B
January 12th, 2022, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does cork length matter?
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: Does cork length matter?

I opened a wine the other day with an extra long DIAM 30 and it got me wondering about whether and how cork length can affect a wine, whether it's the ageing curve or something else. Anyone have any experience or insights into this? If you listen to Levi's interview with the DIAM CEO, he says DIAM ...
by Rodrigo B
January 12th, 2022, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does cork length matter?
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Does cork length matter?

I opened a wine the other day with an extra long DIAM 30 and it got me wondering about whether and how cork length can affect a wine, whether it's the ageing curve or something else.

Anyone have any experience or insights into this?
by Rodrigo B
January 12th, 2022, 1:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 13 (Jan 27, 2022) - 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 13 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 96
Views: 9125

Re: BerserkerDay 13 Master Thread/FAQ

This will be my first year participating. What kind of price per bottles have you seen in the past (non-auction pricing) that you felt were a great deal. I understand this could vary widely. Just wondering what kind of damage to expect! I'll be signing up for the Grand Cru membership as per the rec...
by Rodrigo B
January 12th, 2022, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!
Replies: 93
Views: 4533

Re: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 11th, 2022, 12:53 pm I am currently accepting bribes to keep the data enclosed in this survey from the significant others of those who submitted said data...

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Just call it a new Monopole Cru 'feature' neener
by Rodrigo B
January 8th, 2022, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner TNs (medium length and boring)
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Dinner TNs (medium length and boring)

Chateau Musar 1990: Double blind, from magnum. Just when you think you're having a decent night of blinds, here's Musar. This has strawberries on the nose with some sweetness, the palate has quite a bit of sweetness, maybe even a touch of cola. Some bricking, some age - probably a 15-20 year old Ca...
by Rodrigo B
January 8th, 2022, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 281
Views: 10563

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

JDavisRoby wrote: January 8th, 2022, 7:03 am Is it possibly to have a hangover from just drinking one of those Proxies? Cause my head hurts this morning. Haha!
How was the taste though?
by Rodrigo B
January 5th, 2022, 9:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NFT Restaurant
Replies: 51
Views: 1383

Re: NFT Restaurant

I appreciate the additional information. What happens to a token holder's equity if the restaurant fails? With a member owned golf club, there are underlying assets like the land and all the equipment. I guess a restaurant has equipment, but not a lot of it. And it's highly unlikely the restaurant ...
by Rodrigo B
January 5th, 2022, 8:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NFT Restaurant
Replies: 51
Views: 1383

Re: NFT Restaurant

Do you pay a one time fee for most country clubs or do you have to pay annual dues? Most are one time initiation fees and then annual dues plus any food/golf cart fees, etc. So it’s different in that you won’t have to pay annual dues. You’d also be able to sell or lease your membership. I will note...
by Rodrigo B
January 5th, 2022, 8:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NFT Restaurant
Replies: 51
Views: 1383

Re: NFT Restaurant

Excuse my ignorance, but how is this any different than belonging to a country club? Many are member owned and memberships at the exclusive ones have increased in value. Who gives a shit that the membership can be sold on the blockchain? This may come off as "incorrect", but if the local ...
by Rodrigo B
January 4th, 2022, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on wine suitcases ?
Replies: 63
Views: 2252

Re: Thoughts on wine suitcases ?

I have had several and the best I have found by far is the Casepro. I have traveled all around the world with it and through treacherous terrain at music festivals. I have actually never had a bottle break in any of them however I have had wheels and handles break which is a real pain if you are tr...
by Rodrigo B
January 3rd, 2022, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AND IT BEGINS!! Planning for BerserkerDay 13 (Jan 27, 2022)
Replies: 83
Views: 8410

Re: AND IT BEGINS!! Planning for BerserkerDay 13 (Jan 27, 2022)

Now I just need to remember how to plant the flag and remember where to post the placeholder? [cheers.gif] The Zoom (recorded, too) session on 'how to', tips and tricks, Q&A worked so well during NewbiePalooza we'll definitely be doing it for BerserkerDay as well Hi Todd, Can you please post us...
by Rodrigo B
January 2nd, 2022, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4248

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

I think David’s point is a good one. Sometimes that first bottle can throw one off causes one to be overly critical of subsequent bottles. Another possible thought: there's some research that suggests that cork taint can inhibit one's olfactory signal transduction, effectively reducing one's abilit...
by Rodrigo B
January 2nd, 2022, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4248

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

I think David’s point is a good one. Sometimes that first bottle can throw one off causes one to be overly critical of subsequent bottles. Another possible thought: there's some research that suggests that cork taint can inhibit one's olfactory signal transduction, effectively reducing one's ability...
by Rodrigo B
January 2nd, 2022, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker on CNBC
Replies: 49
Views: 3660

Re: Cellartracker on CNBC

Excited to see what's next for CellarTracker. It's been an invaluable tool and community over the years. Hope this mini 'press tour' Eric is going on means that we will be seeing those new changes soon. There is no proactive "press tour." Jordan as well as the XChateau guys just reached o...
by Rodrigo B
January 1st, 2022, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker on CNBC
Replies: 49
Views: 3660

Re: Cellartracker on CNBC

Excited to see what's next for CellarTracker. It's been an invaluable tool and community over the years. Hope this mini 'press tour' Eric is going on means that we will be seeing those new changes soon.
by Rodrigo B
January 1st, 2022, 10:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Coffee Arsenal?
Replies: 94
Views: 5153

Re: Your Coffee Arsenal?

I have an odd problem with my grinder … Breville Smart Grinder Pro. It’s started grinding short measures (by volume or by weight, coffee is unchanged) , about 60% of target. My impression is it’s giving a higher pitched sound. I’ve done a thorough clean and visual inspection and nothing is apparent...
by Rodrigo B
January 1st, 2022, 7:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Coffee Arsenal?
Replies: 94
Views: 5153

Re: Your Coffee Arsenal?

For a grinder I tend to recommend people consider the Baratza Encore (~$160). It is a workhorse and able to grind well across a variety of grind sizes. It is capable enough that it can easily stay with you in your coffee journey as you develop and grow. The support from Baratza in helping fix or rep...
by Rodrigo B
December 31st, 2021, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Something Smokey - DEC 23-DEC31
Replies: 43
Views: 1564

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Something Smokey - DEC 23-DEC31

2011 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (12/31/2021) From a recent retail purchase. Cork was protruding a bit and once I cut the foil it appears that the bump was from a bit of dried seepage; the cork was lying flush. Fill was still pretty much perfect...
by Rodrigo B
December 31st, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Miami/South Florida Wine Storage
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Miami/South Florida Wine Storage

I’d be slightly circumspect about that list seeing as they list big yellow, where millions of dollars of wine was recently incinerated. I think that list hasn't been updated in a while. Plus, I don't think its meant in any way certifying the quality of wine storage facilities on that list, just lis...
by Rodrigo B
December 31st, 2021, 5:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Miami/South Florida Wine Storage
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Miami/South Florida Wine Storage

Matt-I'm guessing a 20ft by 21ft storage space will hold a lot more than 40 cases of wine. Todd- looking at wine-searcher's wine storage list there's two that may work: Imperial Wine Storage and Store Self Storage. I’d be slightly circumspect about that list seeing as they list big yellow, where mi...
by Rodrigo B
December 31st, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

D Zurcher wrote: December 31st, 2021, 4:02 pm
Rodrigo B wrote: December 31st, 2021, 4:01 pm An unplanned mixed 6pk of Tan Fruit thanks to a heads up from DanZ to close out this year's wine purchases
Just what we need-more wine. 🤣🤣🤣
Wish I could say one of my new year's resolution was to buy less wine, but if I'm being honest with myself, that's just not realistic
by Rodrigo B
December 31st, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

An unplanned mixed 6pk of Tan Fruit thanks to a heads up from DanZ to close out this year's wine purchases
by Rodrigo B
December 31st, 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Miami/South Florida Wine Storage
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Miami/South Florida Wine Storage

Matt-I'm guessing a 20ft by 21ft storage space will hold a lot more than 40 cases of wine.

Todd- looking at wine-searcher's wine storage list there's two that may work: Imperial Wine Storage and Store Self Storage.
by Rodrigo B
December 31st, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 A. et P. de Villaine Aligoté Bouzeron
Replies: 0
Views: 171

TN: 2014 A. et P. de Villaine Aligoté Bouzeron

2014 A. et P. de Villaine Aligoté Bouzeron - France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Bouzeron (12/31/2021) Was a bit worried given many notes on noting premox, but thankfully this bottle was not oxidised. A bit of earthiness. Dried flowers; linden, hawthorn. Some white peach and confit lemons. With age...

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