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by D. Wirsig
August 31st, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Labor Day Sale - Champagne, Rhone & More
Replies: 0
Views: 558

Labor Day Sale - Champagne, Rhone & More

We've been pouring all of these at our bar and all are fantastic IMO, even more so at these prices. It's over 105 degrees here right now -- who couldn't use some refreshing bubbles? Prices good until sold out or Monday 9/4 at midnight. * Shipping: Currently only shipping to AK, CA, ID, LA, MO, NE, N...
by D. Wirsig
February 23rd, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 66107

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Saw a blurb on Jordan Kahn's new project, Vespertine.

http://www.vespertine.la/

http://la.eater.com/2017/2/22/14698984/ ... restaurant

$250 tasting menu, two seatings per night. Interesting.
by D. Wirsig
February 17th, 2017, 7:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Pegau
Replies: 2
Views: 455

WTB: Pegau

Thanks for the offer Al but I'm looking for local only as I'm attempting to gather bottles for a vertical w/ friends this week.

Still looking for 2009, 2010 Réservée if anyone would like to part with them!
by D. Wirsig
February 14th, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Pegau
Replies: 2
Views: 455

WTB: Pegau

Looking for Pegau... Pre-2012 vintages of Pegau, Laurence, possibly Capo. Los Angeles only.

Thanks!
by D. Wirsig
February 14th, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On the cusp at SQN!
Replies: 92
Views: 8523

On the cusp at SQN!

6/20/08 here, although I could swear it was earlier... No soup yet.
by D. Wirsig
February 6th, 2017, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissee (updated with 2011 Grezeaux note)
Replies: 78
Views: 4150

TN: 2011 Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissee (updated with 2011 Grezeaux note)

Oh my... Drinking one of the few bottles I have left of the '11 Croix Boissee. I wish I had like 10 cases of this in the cellar. I read my notes from 3 years ago and want to slap myself. Yesterday and today, just brilliantly musky, soil tinged purple florals and subtle cigar tobacco/ slight ash. (Di...
by D. Wirsig
February 2nd, 2017, 11:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Pseudo Sue in IL
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Pseudo Sue in IL

This is hitting distro in CA now... We have some arriving tomorrow
by D. Wirsig
February 2nd, 2017, 9:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Moderate $ but great food in La Jolla?
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Moderate $ but great food in La Jolla?

Otto Dobre wrote:
PeterJ wrote:Our son's wife is due in mid-March and they're taking a quick break in La Jolla. What's really good in that area but not really pricey? Wine not as issue obviously.
Whisknladle is good, and prices are decent.
We really enjoyed Whisknladle when we were in the area a few years ago.
by D. Wirsig
January 31st, 2017, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 SE Released today
Replies: 27
Views: 2813

2014 SE Released today

I signed up in 2007 and have not seen any offers... Emailed them back in 2015 and they told me nobody has been added in quite some time.
by D. Wirsig
January 27th, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Vinotera Wine & Spirits
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Vinotera Wine & Spirits - Up to 55% off Wines

Hi Jesse - yep, there's an option for store pickup on checkout.

Thanks!
by D. Wirsig
January 27th, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Vinotera Wine & Spirits
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Vinotera Wine & Spirits - Up to 55% off Wines

Thanks all -- Last bump before the discounts expire tonight! Lots of wines very close to wholesale pricing.

Cheers!
by D. Wirsig
January 27th, 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Vinotera Wine & Spirits
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Vinotera Wine & Spirits - Crazy Deals Across All Wines!

Bump for additional deals added!
by D. Wirsig
January 26th, 2017, 9:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Vinotera Wine & Spirits
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Vinotera Wine & Spirits - 20% off ALL WINE Sale

Hi Neal,

The site loads up for me across those browsers and mobile. Are you clicking the link above? Please use that or:

http://www.vinoterawine.com/

Thanks
by D. Wirsig
January 20th, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Vinotera Wine & Spirits
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Vinotera Wine & Spirits

Happy Berserker Day! Please see below for our list of crazy deals for this year. * Shipping: Currently only shipping to AK, CA, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NM, ND, OR, VA, DC, WV, WY * Spirits only ship within CA. * All wines available for in-store pickup (Pasadena, CA) or shipping via UPS (we typically shi...
by D. Wirsig
January 20th, 2017, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 66107

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I'm all for drinking coffee black (been roasting for years and that's how I drink it) but IMO a bit of cream in a cuppa is not light years away from drinking a latte/ cappuccino/ macchiato (all steamed milk/ espresso details aside).

Adding sugar would be a different story however.
by D. Wirsig
January 16th, 2017, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 604

TN: 2007 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Surprising there's no notes in WB that I could find on this wine. I knew I should have let this sleep but grabbed it anyway.. Still so primary. Very good but no secondary characteristics and still lots of structure. Dark fruit, a little cooked fruit stink that blew off after 30 min. I would say it n...
by D. Wirsig
January 10th, 2017, 1:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2014 Stackhouse Cabernet - Parker Rated Best Red Value
Replies: 0
Views: 336

2014 Stackhouse Cabernet - Parker Rated Best Red Value

I see there was some interest in Wine Talk on the 2014 Stackhouse Cabernet http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=135983 so we brought in a number of cases to our store. We carried the 2013 and I thought it was a great value for anyone who like large scaled Napa Cabs. Thought we'd o...
by D. Wirsig
January 6th, 2017, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker: Best Red Wine Value of the Year
Replies: 99
Views: 8375

Robert Parker: Best Red Wine Value of the Year

Based on this thread we decided to bring in a number of cases.. We retail it for $36.99 but I'm happy to do $30 per btl for Berserkers if any interest.
by D. Wirsig
January 3rd, 2017, 10:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best SV seafood
Replies: 18
Views: 1069

Best SV seafood

Victor Hong wrote:The real fun is to SV very fresh swordfish or salmon at 110F.
Isn't swordfish usually a heavy worm/ parasite carrier? Fresh (not frozen) and low temp doesn't sound ideal for that.
by D. Wirsig
December 31st, 2016, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker: Best Red Wine Value of the Year
Replies: 99
Views: 8375

Robert Parker: Best Red Wine Value of the Year

We sold the 2013 vintage of this a while back. I thought it was a good value for those that enjoy the huge fruit bomb cabs. Not surprised one bit it's RP's best red wine value of the year.
by D. Wirsig
December 31st, 2016, 12:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Year End Sale - 25% Off
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Year End Sale - 25% Off

Sale ended... Thanks all! Happy New Year! FYI: We'll likely run a similar sale on Berserker Day. * Shipping: Currently only shipping to AK, CA, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NM, ND, OR, VA, DC, WV, WY * Spirits only ship within CA. * All wines available for in-store pickup or shipping via UPS (we typically sh...
by D. Wirsig
November 28th, 2016, 9:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cyber Monday - 15% off Wine
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Cyber Monday - 15% off Wine

We'll be running 15% off all wines today only! Discount Code: cybermonday (enter at checkout). Link: http://www.vinoterawine.com/wine * Shipping: Currently only shipping to AK, CA, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NM, ND, OR, VA, DC, WV, WY * All wines available for in-store pickup or shipping via UPS (we typica...
by D. Wirsig
November 22nd, 2016, 3:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best way to cook a turkey.
Replies: 48
Views: 2168

Best way to cook a turkey.

Turchetta for me... Making multiple versions this year with different seasonings.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/11/the- ... ecipe.html
by D. Wirsig
November 3rd, 2016, 4:53 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 15% Off All Domestic Wines Until 11/8
Replies: 0
Views: 325

15% Off All Domestic Wines Until 11/8

We'll be running 15% off all domestic wines until Election Day! Some good deals to be had for sure. Discount code is good from now until 11/8. Discount Code: Berserker (enter at checkout). Link: http://www.vinoterawine.com/wine/united-states/ * Shipping: Currently only shipping to AK, CA, ID, LA, MO...
by D. Wirsig
October 26th, 2016, 2:31 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: High End Napa Cab Tasting: Sat, Nov 5th, Pasadena
Replies: 0
Views: 337

High End Napa Cab Tasting: Sat, Nov 5th, Pasadena

We've been planning a high end Napa tasting for a while and it's finally coming up. Right now I have roughly 8 spots left. 5 glasses, 5 wines... Should be fun to compare and contrast, even though some are very young. Saturday, November 5th 6pm Starting Time $100/ 5 Wines RSVP: http://www.vinoterawin...
by D. Wirsig
October 26th, 2016, 12:09 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2006 Taittinger Brut BdB Comtes de Champagne - Sharp Pricing
Replies: 0
Views: 385

FS: 2006 Taittinger Brut BdB Comtes de Champagne - Sharp Pricing

Edit: Sold out for now. * Shipping: Currently only shipping to AK, CA, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NM, ND, OR, VA, DC, WV, WY * Available for in-store pickup this Fri 10/28 and all other orders can ship Monday, 10/31 We've transitioned to our new website with real time inventory, however we have many more w...
by D. Wirsig
October 24th, 2016, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 LaLa, 94 Verset/94 Verget, 04 Pierre Morey Batard....
Replies: 9
Views: 992

TN: 1999 LaLa, 94 Verset/94 Verget, 04 Pierre Morey Batard....

Had a '96 Verget 1er Rougeots last night, and it was damn tasty. Like yours, just a slight hint of ox.
by D. Wirsig
October 23rd, 2016, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York
Replies: 179
Views: 17384

K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York

I am sure I could be wrong but I'm thinking some of this is missing a distinction between shipments from wineries and retailers. Only the victims care about that. True. I just think there's a lot of unnecessary confusion due to the lack of that detail in a lot of available material. There's a big d...
by D. Wirsig
October 23rd, 2016, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York
Replies: 179
Views: 17384

K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York

I spoke to UPS yesterday and they said their policy hasn't changed. I may try calling and asking a few different people there though.. NYC has always been prohibited for retailers to ship via UPS afaik... See below for the list of permitted states they sent us when we set up an acct with them a year...
by D. Wirsig
October 13th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Uuni2 - new pizza oven in town!
Replies: 31
Views: 2441

Uuni2 - new pizza oven in town!

I think I'll be getting one of these soon.... I used to have a weber kettle I hacked to sit on top of a bayou classic burner that worked well but this looks like a nice cheap (and portable) alternative to a big build or much more expensive oven. I read that the Uuni2s was supposed to have a gas burn...
by D. Wirsig
September 28th, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Event: Oysters & Grower Champagne (Sat, 10/1 - Pasadena CA)
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Event: Oysters & Grower Champagne (Sat, 10/1 - Pasadena CA)

We're having another Oyster & Champagne Event this Saturday, with the Oyster Boys in the house shucking 3-4 different types of oysters (likely Kumamoto, Minter Sweet & Phantom Creek). Taylor from Veritas Wine Imports will be joining us, as all of the bubbles are from their portfolio. All of these wi...
by D. Wirsig
September 25th, 2016, 3:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2012 Mondavi Fumé Blanc Reserve To-Kalon Vineyard - Great Price
Replies: 1
Views: 652

FS: 2012 Mondavi Fumé Blanc Reserve To-Kalon Vineyard - Great Price

Bump.. We've gone through a lot of this wine, and have 15 additional bottles available.
by D. Wirsig
September 19th, 2016, 12:53 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Produttori Barbareso/ Nebbiolo Deal
Replies: 0
Views: 414

FS: Produttori Barbareso/ Nebbiolo Deal

I have a good amount of Italian wines arriving this week, including Produttori, of which I'm pleased to offer the following deals to Berserkers. Best pricing on the West Coast (East Coast is typically cheaper for imports): 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - $300/ case ($25/ btl) 2014 Produt...
by D. Wirsig
September 16th, 2016, 10:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 226
Views: 20418

Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

So, anyone been to the Tartine Manufactory yet ?
by D. Wirsig
September 16th, 2016, 1:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: L.A. Grand Central Market
Replies: 25
Views: 1037

L.A. Grand Central Market

Thanks for the comments... Yep Charlie that was the taco spot I was curious about, I'm going to have to go back there soon.

Did you try the Ramen and Ramenhood?
by D. Wirsig
September 12th, 2016, 5:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: L.A. Grand Central Market
Replies: 25
Views: 1037

L.A. Grand Central Market

I've had a few from ES and enjoyed, but both times someone brought it to me so wasn't super fresh. I'll check it outside of the weekend but when we were there on a Sat AM the line must have been close to 75 ppl long. Not gonna happen with my 2 yr old in tow.
by D. Wirsig
September 12th, 2016, 5:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: L.A. Grand Central Market
Replies: 25
Views: 1037

L.A. Grand Central Market

I get here fairly infrequently... Aside from the hyped up spots (Eggslut) what are your favorite vendors here? I think G&B coffee is quite good. For a gut bomb I do like Eggslut but if the line is always 40+ long I'll never eat there again. Found Wexler's a bit disappointing. Interested in opinions ...
by D. Wirsig
September 12th, 2016, 4:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How is Ink in LA?
Replies: 8
Views: 886

How is Ink in LA?

We'd been meaning to get over to Ink ever since they opened and never made it until last night. Pretty good... pretty much all dishes were hits, although the salt & charcoal potato gets a bit heavy and tiresome after few bites. I think it would be better as a smaller portion, just way too many tater...
by D. Wirsig
September 2nd, 2016, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates
Replies: 414
Views: 21297

Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates

I'm intrigued by the talk about Tertre Rotobeauf, as we're opening the 2010 at our bar tonight and tomorrow. I haven't tasted the wines, but I find the Burgundian descriptor puzzling at that ripeness. I see Neal Martin has also described the wines as Burgundian. Looking forward to tasting this and R...
by D. Wirsig
August 30th, 2016, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman is crazy about Rhys "Hillside" wines
Replies: 204
Views: 20384

Gilman is crazy about Rhys "Hillside" wines

Rats.. Too slow on the trigger.
by D. Wirsig
August 26th, 2016, 12:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2012 Mondavi Fumé Blanc Reserve To-Kalon Vineyard - Great Price
Replies: 1
Views: 652

FS: 2012 Mondavi Fumé Blanc Reserve To-Kalon Vineyard - Great Price

I know this wine has a number of fans on the board, and we just got some really sharp pricing on it:

2012 Mondavi Fumé Blanc Reserve To-Kalon Vineyard
Price: $23.99

30+ bottles available.

W-S Avg pricing is $46~

PM with interest or questions.

Thanks
Dan
by D. Wirsig
August 25th, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'The New Wine Format Everyone is Talking About'
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

'The New Wine Format Everyone is Talking About'

There's a company here that distributes these, actually having some cool BDX like Kirwan, Beychevelle etc.. We don't have any at the moment but I plan to bring some in soon. The ad is lame but I kinda like these. We get a lot of people staying in nearby hotels and the tubes are perfect for them. htt...
by D. Wirsig
August 23rd, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew

I love cooking with mustard, especially the Maille brand. Recently made braised chicken with that, solera sherry vinegar and white wine.
by D. Wirsig
August 14th, 2016, 3:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Echézeaux Under $100
Replies: 0
Views: 422

FS: Echézeaux Under $100

We recently brought in a few wines from Francois Confuron-Gindre, a small Domaine based in Vosne-Romanée. The entry level wines see 25% new oak and are a bit old school / rustic, definitely needing some time in the cellar. The 1er Cru see a bit more oak and Grand Cru 100% new oak. From the importer:...
by D. Wirsig
July 27th, 2016, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys to grow Carricante?
Replies: 98
Views: 6814

Rhys to grow Carricante?

Ryme has a prett damn good Fiano, I think it sees a bit of skin contact.
by D. Wirsig
July 21st, 2016, 11:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: EH Taylor Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr
Replies: 2
Views: 482

EH Taylor Barrel Proof, Stagg Jr

Prefer local pick up or shipping CA.

EH Taylor Barrel Proof (127.5pf) - $70 SOLD
Stagg Jr Barrel Proof (132.5pf) - $50

Cheers
Dan
by D. Wirsig
July 21st, 2016, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys to grow Carricante?
Replies: 98
Views: 6814

Rhys to grow Carricante?

(Disclaimer: We sell Benanti wines). We had the pleasure of hosting Salvino Benanti at our bar a few months back, and the white wines are exceptional -- especially the Pietramarina. Their "Rovitello" red (Mascalese/ Cappucio) is by far the best Sicilian red I've had.
by D. Wirsig
July 20th, 2016, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 32
Views: 1948

TN: 2010 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

We had both the 2010 & 2011 the other night with roast chicken... Can't think of a better pairing, both vintages were delicious.
by D. Wirsig
July 20th, 2016, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blow me GSO
Replies: 60
Views: 5811

Blow me GSO

I let a few wine reps get their samples shipped to our store and some use GSO, so today I pulled up to see a case sitting at the back door in the sun (it's 95 degrees right now). I looked up the tracking.... "Signed for: Back Door"

Wonder how those samples taste [head-bang.gif]

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