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by Bob W
January 30th, 2021, 1:17 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Stereophonic Wine - BD12 Offers - Thank You WB!
Replies: 118
Views: 4350

Re: Stereophonic Wine - Saxum Protege! Wine & Book Samplers! + Napa Cab- OVERDRIVE ACTIVATED! Inspiration Wine Raffle!

Ordered the Long Nights 6 pk! Can't wait! CONGRATULATIONS to BOB W! I sincerely hope that the Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero will give you some of the same joy and fascination it has brought to me. I hope that it inspires you (and in a much more modest way), I hope that the wines and books everyone is...
by Bob W
January 27th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 240
Views: 12329

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

In for a Brian Stotter 6 pk (email sent)! I've heard nothing but good things about Goodfellow on this board and can't wait to try your vinos!
by Bob W
January 27th, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2488

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

In for a mixed Chard 3-pack and a Classics Pinot 3-pack! First time trying your wine - can't wait! [cheers.gif]
by Bob W
January 27th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: RIDGE VINEYARDS - 20% off select Monte Bello Estate wines!
Replies: 30
Views: 3976

Re: RIDGE VINEYARDS - 20% off select Monte Bello Estate wines!

I’m in for 3 Klein and 3 Estate! Will pick up from the Cupertino tasting room as well. Already emailed you. Thanks!
by Bob W
January 26th, 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!
Replies: 256
Views: 10256

Re: Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

Ordered! Can't wait! But here's an odd request (and I'll contact you via your website as well): can you NOT ship mine right away? We're currently evacuated due to the massive storm headed our way and I'd hate for this to miss us because we're stuck at a hotel! Yes, we can hold on to your order! Jus...
by Bob W
January 26th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass / April 6th Update - DELIVERY TOMORROW
Replies: 261
Views: 16072

Re: Grassl Glass

In for a Grassl Voyage+ 4-bay with glasses! Cheers, Chris!
by Bob W
January 26th, 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!
Replies: 256
Views: 10256

Re: Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

Ordered! Can't wait!

But here's an odd request (and I'll contact you via your website as well): can you NOT ship mine right away? We're currently evacuated due to the massive storm headed our way and I'd hate for this to miss us because we're stuck at a hotel!
by Bob W
January 24th, 2021, 2:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49135

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I need a wine cabinet... Will Le Cache be involved this year? :)
by Bob W
January 24th, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Buying Premium Bourbon
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: Buying Premium Bourbon

One thing I would recommend before going after premium bottles is to identify what type of profile you like. This can help you to focus your attention on things you enjoy to drink. I do agree that relative to wine, it can offer a good value, but I have found that if you only chase after the hard to...
by Bob W
January 22nd, 2021, 11:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Buying Premium Bourbon
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: Buying Premium Bourbon

Store managers may have bottles sitting in their offices, but they know what they’re worth because they had to buy a bunch of crap wine and vodka from their distributor that they’ll likely never sell just to get that one case of Blanton’s or one BOTTLE of Pappy. I got pretty deep into the bourbon wo...
by Bob W
January 22nd, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1493
Views: 132663

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Anyone else grab some bottles of the 2017 Heir Apparent? Curious to hear everyone's thoughts. I don't know anything so I just go from the enthusiasm and hyperbole in WA's descriptions. I need to not read their emails after I've had a few glasses. :)
by Bob W
January 22nd, 2021, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody else get this private message offer? Scam alert
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Anybody else get this private message offer? Scam alert

Yep. And when I clicked on the username it says “does not exist.”
by Bob W
January 17th, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1013
Views: 115365

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Enjoying my first de Négoce tonight; the OG03. Huge thanks to Tim B for sharing! It's fantastic!

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by Bob W
January 16th, 2021, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12912
Views: 532020

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Chateau De Ferrand St-Emilion Grand Cru https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/dd116/robertwindel/2021016_Chateau_De_Ferrand_St-Emilion_Grand_Cru_2015_001.jpg James Suckling: "Aromas of attractive red flowers, black cherries, chalk and deep cedary wood. This wine has a super fresh and tigh...
by Bob W
January 13th, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9235
Views: 721924

Re: de Negoce offer

Timothy B a l l a r d wrote: January 13th, 2021, 9:46 am Bob W:
Curious, would anyone on here who has a few cases of past Napa Cab offerings be willing to sell a sampler pack? If not, no worries. Just figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask.

PM'ed you...check messages please. Tim
Thanks Tim! Replied.
by Bob W
January 13th, 2021, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Has Gone Berserko...
Replies: 44
Views: 3654

Re: UPS Has Gone Berserko...

So if I’m getting the gist, basically now all shipping services are as bad as OnTrac. :)
by Bob W
January 13th, 2021, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9235
Views: 721924

Re: de Negoce offer

Curious, would anyone on here who has a few cases of past Napa Cab offerings be willing to sell a sampler pack? If not, no worries. Just figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask.
by Bob W
January 12th, 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austin Hope, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2259

Re: Austin Hope, anyone?

About three years ago I served the 2015 AH Cab blind at a tasting to a group of 30 casual wine drinkers, most of whom would say they know they like red or white better, maybe some know they like Malbec or Chardonnay. You get the gist. None were experienced tasters. I served it alongside 2015 Chatea...
by Bob W
January 11th, 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austin Hope, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2259

Re: Austin Hope, anyone?

JDVanHoose wrote: January 11th, 2021, 8:56 pm By the way, love your backyard view!
Hey thanks!
by Bob W
January 11th, 2021, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austin Hope, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2259

Re: Austin Hope, anyone?

About three years ago I served the 2015 AH Cab blind at a tasting to a group of 30 casual wine drinkers, most of whom would say they know they like red or white better, maybe some know they like Malbec or Chardonnay. You get the gist. None were experienced tasters. I served it alongside 2015 Chatea...
by Bob W
January 11th, 2021, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austin Hope, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2259

Re: Austin Hope, anyone?

Thanks again all for the thoughtful replies. I really do appreciate it. Love this place.
by Bob W
January 11th, 2021, 7:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4184
Views: 245398

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Nice. Good to know, Guys. Is the Special Reserve even worth drinking by itself? I didn't do enough research when I was in the store, and now I have buyer's remorse. The SR was $79, the Antique $99, both OTD. Last time I bought a SR it was ~$30 but that was over a year ago. Taste-wise it's alright b...
by Bob W
January 11th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austin Hope, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2259

Re: Austin Hope, anyone?

Really enjoying this conversation. Thanks all! Learning a lot.
by Bob W
January 11th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4184
Views: 245398

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Love OWA!
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by Bob W
January 11th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austin Hope, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2259

Re: Austin Hope, anyone?

Thanks for the responses, all! I wondered if this would be the case - consensus being it's a "beginner" wine. Shows why I like it I guess! It'll be interesting to see if my tastes change to not being a fan over time.
by Bob W
January 10th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austin Hope, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2259

Austin Hope, anyone?

I don't see much talk about Austin Hope around here. Curious why that is. I love it, but then I'm a newb to the world of wine. Every time we have one of their wines, whether it's their Cab, Cab Reserve, Mourvedre, Liberty School, Harvester (especially the Estrella) or Troublemaker, my wife and I alw...
by Bob W
January 9th, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49135

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

We have a very simple equation in our household which keep me from overspending too much. Whatever I spend on booze and cigars, the wife gets to spend on home decor and furniture. Keeps my ass in check because the bank account dips fast when I go crazy. Still, it happens. :)
by Bob W
January 9th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4184
Views: 245398

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I remember when I could find Blanton’s for $60. Those were the days...
by Bob W
January 8th, 2021, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9469

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

While some of you are resisting purchases I’m sitting here wondering how I can set up direct deposit to Wine Access.
by Bob W
January 8th, 2021, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 16045
Views: 837609

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Three 2015 Clos de L'Oratoire St.-Émilion Grand Cru arrived via the friendly UPS man today.
by Bob W
January 8th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49135

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

good call...except when your office is at your home, like me! Trustworthy neighbors then? 😁 I haven't been into the office since March, but this seems a worthy reason to make a visit. Definitely - but delivering to an actual office has its advantages, like not being last on the delivery route! Yeah...
by Bob W
January 8th, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49135

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Invest in a good pillow and blankets,,, NOW!! [pillow-fight.gif] champagne.gif champagne.gif Mental note: set office as shipping address. set office as shipping address. set office as shipping address... good call...except when your office is at your home, like me! Trustworthy neighbors then? 😁 I h...
by Bob W
January 8th, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49135

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I'm excited. My first BD. Just need to control myself so I don't have to sleep in the doghouse. Invest in a good pillow and blankets,,, NOW!! [pillow-fight.gif] champagne.gif champagne.gif Mental note: set office as shipping address. set office as shipping address. set office as shipping address...
by Bob W
January 8th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 25318

Re: Grassl Glassware

Make sure you order one of the Grassl decanters. By far the best decanter I have used. I have 3 of them now. (and a whole cabinet full of my old decanters that will never see the light of day again!) Funny you should mention it. I hit up Chris last night after the one in the photo broke into a mill...
by Bob W
January 7th, 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 25318

Re: Grassl Glassware

Kuddos Bob. The 1855 is really tough to beat. [cheers.gif] Looks like you’re drinking the WA Radio Silence. Is that the ‘17 or the ‘18? Any notes to share? Indeed. It was the '18 and it was fantastic . I'm not good at waxing poetic about flavors like many of you here, but here goes. I got a really ...
by Bob W
January 7th, 2021, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 25318

Re: Grassl Glassware

We were supposed to stay off the sauce til Friday, but yesterday’s news drove us to pop the cork. It was also our first time trying our new 1855 stems. What a treat, to sip out of such elegant and beautifully crafted glassware. Huge thanks to Chris for a seamless and enjoyable transaction. https://h...
by Bob W
January 6th, 2021, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1493
Views: 132663

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Another shoutout for WA... Long story short, I had 3 bottles being held up from shipping due to being in the same order as some pre-order bottles. A simple email to customer service asking if they could possibly ship the available bottles separately for no other reason than I'm anxious and don't wan...
by Bob W
January 6th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How often do you know the wine?
Replies: 24
Views: 1830

Re: How often do you know the wine?

That's an excellent question, Bob! The world of wine is kinda endless so I don't think it's possible to get to know all the regions and producers in a lifetime, you're gonna a lot more than this! ;) However, I think a general knowledge about wine might be valuable to open your horizons like you sai...
by Bob W
January 5th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49135

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Bob, I know lots of others have answered, but as you can tell, there is no one way to 'prepare' for this completely - just as there is no one way to describe any wine [snort.gif] neener [wow.gif] Look at the archives but note that this year may indeed be different based on where wineries are at dur...
by Bob W
January 5th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49135

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

So probably a dumb question, but "putting together a game plan" = googling (or searching here) every winery that's participating? Or is there more to it than that? You can't Google that. You can look at past years on the Board, but no way to know if those wineries are participating again,...
by Bob W
January 5th, 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49135

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

So probably a dumb question, but "putting together a game plan" = googling (or searching here) every winery that's participating? Or is there more to it than that?
by Bob W
January 4th, 2021, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2194

Re: Consumption in 2020

For those who know exactly how many bottles you drank, how are you tracking your consumption?
by Bob W
January 4th, 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49135

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Really curious to see how this all works! I read back through one of the archived years to get a feel, but I don't think I'll really "get it" until I participate. Here's to new shenanigans! [cheers.gif]
by Bob W
January 4th, 2021, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1493
Views: 132663

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

I'm new to this but am already on my 5th WA order and I have to say, they've been amazing thus far. While they ship basically the next day, other places I've ordered from take days to even send a confirmation email, and sometimes it's taken a phone call a week later to confirm they ever received my ...
by Bob W
January 4th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How often do you know the wine?
Replies: 24
Views: 1830

Re: How often do you know the wine?

That's an excellent question, Bob! The world of wine is kinda endless so I don't think it's possible to get to know all the regions and producers in a lifetime, you're gonna a lot more than this! ;) However, I think a general knowledge about wine might be valuable to open your horizons like you sai...
by Bob W
December 31st, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 4067

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

I don't meant to brag, especially being the new guy here, but I opened a bottle that I realize most of you can probably only dream of. https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/dd116/robertwindel/20201231_Daou_001-Edit.jpg newhere Obviously kidding. I look forward to slowly and humbly entering into you...
by Bob W
December 31st, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How often do you know the wine?
Replies: 24
Views: 1830

Re: How often do you know the wine?

Scott G r u n e r wrote: December 31st, 2020, 10:01 am Ha. Just wait until the acronyms... PYCM et al
Yeah acronyms are always fun when getting into a new hobby! In the bourbon world no one ever spells out a full name. Out of sheer laziness I’ve always guessed. At least around here you guys spell out your wines.

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