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by Bruce Rudman
April 23rd, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1373
Views: 91866

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Thank you Warren.
by Bruce Rudman
April 22nd, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1373
Views: 91866

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

On our anniversary last week, I opened a Krug 163eme which drank very nicely, and a Billecart-Salmon Rose which paired very well with our dinner. No notes, but both made for a nice evening.
by Bruce Rudman
January 27th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: DV8 Cellars BD11 Offers - A few 6-Packs and a 4-Pack & free shipping for 8+ bottles [**CLOSED**]
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: DV8 Cellars BD11 Offers - A few 6-Packs and a 4-Pack

I was lucky enough to have tasted through the 2017 Reds shortly after they were bottled. I liked what I tasted. In particular, I enjoyed the GSM, the Grenache, and the two Syrahs, with the Overdrive edging out the Monaco slightly. These were extremely well balanced with some fairly soft tannin, espe...
by Bruce Rudman
January 27th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Offer Extended to 1/31 - Sojourn Cellars - Bonus Bottle of $125 Proprietary Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 25
Views: 2166

Re: Sojourn Cellars - Bonus Bottle of $125 Proprietary Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon

I got lucky enough to get my invite to their Spring Release Event, held at Ruths' Chris Steakhouse in Marina Del Rey yesterday. Got to preview all of the new releases so that I could now take advantage of the Berserker add-on bottle. The wines were spectacular. As a whole, the Pinots were more elega...
by Bruce Rudman
January 26th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 161
Views: 18673

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

JonathanG wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 8:05 pm
There was a whole sub-forum with all of the offers!!! It was only visible if you logged in. Both preview of tomorrow plus the offers that were open for purchase today...
I saw this - it did not seem all-inclusive but it does give a great start. Have fun tomorrow all!
by Bruce Rudman
January 26th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 161
Views: 18673

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

Maybe I missed it, but I thought there was an email sent by Private Message to Grand Cru Cru members previewing all of the offers?
by Bruce Rudman
December 25th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere
Replies: 52
Views: 2597

Re: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere

Sounds like a wonderful friendship. So sorry for your loss.

Bruce
by Bruce Rudman
December 24th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 13136

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

I have 1020 bottles and my lowest score per CT:

2011 Moillard-Grivot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges Pinot Noir 2 (750ml)$55 /‎ $58 2018-2020 84 points
by Bruce Rudman
December 21st, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1986
Views: 255433

Re: Official Costco Thread

Westlake Village, CA:
2008 Dom-$149.99
2008 Cristal-$234.99
Tons of them.
by Bruce Rudman
December 17th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area
Replies: 36
Views: 2124

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area

Thanks for your input - picked up the three bottles and they were in gift boxes. The label is a little different that the Legacy bottles I bought last year.
by Bruce Rudman
December 17th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area
Replies: 36
Views: 2124

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area

I saw this online last night and bought three. Have not picked them up yet. Good deal. Curious if it includes gift boxes (their Cristal does not).
by Bruce Rudman
December 14th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2451

Re: Riverain Reserve. 2016

+1
by Bruce Rudman
December 12th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 68
Views: 6356

Re: 2018 Schrader

Been buying since 2010 vintage allocation. Bought one seven-pack and two old sparky's (one is a wish list). Maybe the fact they have two new vineyards gives more wine to increase allocations, or maybe some have dropped off as stated. I didn't know there was an eight-pack but since the seven-pack is ...
by Bruce Rudman
December 12th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks
Replies: 80
Views: 3360

Re: Burt Williams RIP

A legend! RIP. I will open a bottle tonight to remember him.
by Bruce Rudman
December 8th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 425
Views: 32247

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

Has a Myriad '13 Napa last night. Took a while to open up, and was a little hot. Three hours later it was damn nice.
by Bruce Rudman
December 2nd, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 36744

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

I couldn't believe how fast I got my wine. Two orders in three boxes. All as ordered.
by Bruce Rudman
November 28th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 36744

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

I didn't realize they were different. I used the WINEABR1 the first time and WINEKB1 the second time. My computer even kept the credit card, shipping and other info so when I went to the cart it was ready to input the code and accept.
by Bruce Rudman
November 28th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 36744

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

CORRECTION - I used the WINEABR1 the first time and WINEKB1 the second time. I went back and got some Krug and Sauternnes... paid shipping ($20.10) though.
by Bruce Rudman
November 28th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 36744

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

John J wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose x 4 for $240 before taxes
Thanks for the suggestion! I did the same.
by Bruce Rudman
November 16th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Futures
Replies: 31
Views: 3057

Re: Rhys Futures

I was curious about shipping dates for past Rhys orders (may have been futures): 2017 Horseshoe Pinot from March 2017 offering, and Hillsides from August? Just curious...
by Bruce Rudman
November 7th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys
Replies: 70
Views: 4601

Re: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys

Lots of speculation here, but no one even knows if Rhys submitted its wines to be tasted? Does it routinely do that? A recent Cabernet edition had no mention of Mike Smith’s wines, for example. Small producers are less likely to send several bottles of each offering for a review. Just saying!
by Bruce Rudman
November 2nd, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

Re: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?

Enjoyed a 2012 SS Black Cat last night - brought it to Liquid Assets. Drank really well. Thanks Merrill!
by Bruce Rudman
October 25th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10774

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

Realm has resolved my concerns - stellar customer service.
by Bruce Rudman
September 30th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 186
Views: 18972

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Thanks for the info!
by Bruce Rudman
September 29th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 186
Views: 18972

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Does anyone know which Costco locations in WLA or San Fernando Valley have the 2008 Dom? I was told a few months back by the Westlake Village location they still had more than a palate of the 2009 and would not get another shipment (he did not know if that meant the 2008 or more 2009) until those we...
by Bruce Rudman
September 6th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 6749

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 7:56 am
Brucie Poo, dammit, dude!! Come on!
Todd:
One day we will either get you up here, or we will come down there! Too much wine to not share!
by Bruce Rudman
September 6th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 6749

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Todd, with the time change and our other plans, I will have to bow out. Sorry to miss this.

Bruce
by Bruce Rudman
August 26th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 6749

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

Todd, we may have a calendar conflict I did not know about - how would it be if we came from about 2-5:30 or so?
by Bruce Rudman
August 16th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 6049

Re: Rhys Hillsides

2023
by Bruce Rudman
August 15th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 6049

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Luckily, my days of paying tuition are over. I bought three of each to get the wood case. Having practiced administrative law for more than 20 years, dealing oftentimes (but not always) with factually flawed claims, I don’t put any weight to the fact one settled such claims. In most cases, it was a ...
by Bruce Rudman
July 14th, 2019, 11:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 3245

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Much simpler choices, and like Jay, I will not ask for things I've never had:
Wine: 2012 Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard (at least one per day for the ten years)
Spirit: Eagle Rare 17 yr. old;
Beer: I am simple - Firestone 805 or Stella
by Bruce Rudman
July 13th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 3414

Re: Hisense Cooler unit - any knowledge or experience?

If you buy Vinotemp through Costco it can be returned at any time. If you’re in Hawaii see what the local warehouse sells. You cannot go wrong with that.
by Bruce Rudman
July 3rd, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 465
Views: 48785

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

D441166D-B480-467E-AE0F-FEF1F98B6D17.jpegI ran out of rack slots so I bought two of these display racks. 54 more spots for wine! Bruce, nice cellar and display racks. I am in a similiar situtation, ran out of room in the cellar and am looking to add some display racks like yours. How did you mount ...
by Bruce Rudman
June 24th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter
Replies: 33
Views: 3719

Re: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter

What is strange is the claim of one block being the sole source. If my math is correct, it takes at least 36 tons of grapes to make 1827 cases. If properly pruned, that is more than ten acres. One hell of a block. I'm thinking you're basing that on my wording, which was to distinguish between two s...
by Bruce Rudman
June 24th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter
Replies: 33
Views: 3719

Re: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter

What is strange is the claim of one block being the sole source. If my math is correct, it takes at least 36 tons of grapes to make 1827 cases. If properly pruned, that is more than ten acres. One hell of a block.
by Bruce Rudman
June 23rd, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2426

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

We had 14 people for this face-off between California Pinot and Burgundy, double blind. Also had about eight bottles of Rose and bubbles. My WOTN was the Williams Selyem Rochioli vineyard, and my least favorite was the Pommard. Interestingly, some liked the Pommard the best. That is what makes this ...
by Bruce Rudman
June 21st, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2186

Re: Yearly Budget

I guess once you pass 1,000 bottles you no longer need more so wrong. If you drink 270 b a year and like wine with a decade or more of age on it, then you need at least 2700 bottles so that you can have them maturing at a pace that allows you to drink 10 year old wine. This logic came from Richard ...
by Bruce Rudman
June 21st, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2186

Re: Yearly Budget

My wife complains we have a “store” in our house but happily drinks what we have.
by Bruce Rudman
June 21st, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2186

Re: Yearly Budget

I guess once you pass 1,000 bottles you no longer need more so wrong. If you drink 270 b a year and like wine with a decade or more of age on it, then you need at least 2700 bottles so that you can have them maturing at a pace that allows you to drink 10 year old wine. This logic came from Richard ...
by Bruce Rudman
June 21st, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2186

Re: Yearly Budget

My budget is also based upon what I need/want to fill in the cellar (I guess once you pass 1,000 bottles you no longer need more) - According to CT, depending on vintage the past six years, total purchases per year were between a low of 240 bottles and a high of 338 bottles last year. Consumption de...
by Bruce Rudman
June 14th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 118
Views: 21893

Re: Marcassin

No complaints on my end. Surprised by the nature of the complaint as in my opinion, rather than complain about an honest winery who calls to say a check was for too much, one should praise it. But, with the mail in check business model I would think it easier to just raise the price by a few dollars...
by Bruce Rudman
June 12th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2426

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT) - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

I actually thought the reply to my comment was by Todd. Mike I am glad your liver can do both in the same date. That is a baller berserker move! Todd, take note!!!
by Bruce Rudman
June 12th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2426

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT) - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

I'm considering, even though it's DAYUM far away...hope I can make it work out I have a guest room if you really are coming! Make it a weekend! Think about it - WINE! And 6/22 is Northern Rhone Day at my offsite. Think about it - WINE! Ok, though I prefer Pinot so on balance I still think you shoul...
by Bruce Rudman
June 11th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2426

Re: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT) - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 8:25 pm
I'm considering, even though it's DAYUM far away...hope I can make it work out
I have a guest room if you really are coming! Make it a weekend! Think about it - WINE!
by Bruce Rudman
June 10th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2426

Re: Pinot Tasting - WE HAVE SOME ROOM! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39

Sorry to lose GregP to the brother in law. I am game to host regardless of the number of people and if everyone who expressed interest is still planning to attend we are 12-14 folks, and I don't know if Shane is a go or was a plus one.. Twelve to fourteen is actually a good number with bottle of win...
by Bruce Rudman
June 10th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 465
Views: 48785

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Corey N. wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Gorgeous Pat.
Yes it is. Beautiful
by Bruce Rudman
June 9th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1986
Views: 255433

Re: Official Costco Thread

I went to Westlake Village today and asked the guy stocking the wine bins about 2008 Dom and Cristal. He was unaware they were released out of order (2008 after 2009), but said that they had close to a pallet of Dom and said at 7-8 bottles a week they sell this time of the year, it will be the holid...
by Bruce Rudman
June 8th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 465
Views: 48785

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

D441166D-B480-467E-AE0F-FEF1F98B6D17.jpeg
I ran out of rack slots so I bought two of these display racks. 54 more spots for wine!

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