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by Michael O'Brien
February 22nd, 2021, 1:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 160
Views: 6321

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

I guess mine is one of those 15 shipments that are delayed. It was originally planned for Monday delivery and been getting pushed out every day since then for "severe weather conditions'. Considering the road conditions and the freezing weather in Plano, Tx for the past week, that makes total ...
by Michael O'Brien
February 22nd, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 80
Views: 4499

Re: Goldbelly experiences

We have not experienced Goldbelly yet. Our daughter sent us something scheduled to arrive on 12 February. Texas froze. All shipments stopped. Still hasn't arrived. Maybe never will.
by Michael O'Brien
February 15th, 2021, 10:30 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 160
Views: 6321

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

It is 11 degrees here at my home in Plano, TX. I doubt that any delivery trucks are going to be delivering anything until tomorrow or probably Wednesday. The roads are not safe. There is ice underneath the snow. I am expecting Chenin Blanc popsicles.
by Michael O'Brien
February 11th, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 160
Views: 6321

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

It happens. Mine are scheduled for delivery Monday when the high is forecasted to be 14 degrees and the low 1 degree. That follows Sunday forecast high of 24 and low of 8. Might have Chenin Blanc popsicles.
by Michael O'Brien
February 7th, 2021, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Fried eggs
Replies: 68
Views: 2933

Re: Fried eggs

I eat fried eggs probably 5 out of 7 days of the week. Sunny side up (mirando al sol) and lightly cooked for me. It isn't breakfast without eggs.
by Michael O'Brien
February 7th, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BERSERKERDAY 12 RESULTS ARE IN - INSANE RECORDS SET, WOW!!
Replies: 80
Views: 3714

Re: BERSERKERDAY 12 RESULTS ARE IN - INSANE RECORDS SET, WOW!!

Is there an update available or have you still not received the information from the half-dozen or more participants that had not reported in time for the original post?
by Michael O'Brien
February 4th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BERSERKERDAY 12 RESULTS ARE IN - INSANE RECORDS SET, WOW!!
Replies: 80
Views: 3714

Re: BERSERKERDAY 12 RESULTS ARE IN - INSANE RECORDS SET, WOW!!

Correct Adam. I have a friend or two with same, but I just don't travel across the border enough for it to be worth my while. Limits are 2 bottles per 24 hours out of Canada. For a Canadian to have storage in the US make any sense you really need to travel back & forth several times/ year or be...
by Michael O'Brien
February 4th, 2021, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community
Replies: 207
Views: 8284

Re: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community

As one of the older people on WB, I too appreciate offers that provide an assortment of a producer's wines and verticals. Case lot purchases are not practical when you are in your late 70s. Keep the assortments, verticals, and 3 pack/6 pack offers coming. I am past trying to build a cellar. I am in ...
by Michael O'Brien
February 3rd, 2021, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley
Replies: 34
Views: 1324

Re: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley

[/quote] Michael, We've added you to the 'mailing list' so you'll hear about anything, especially Futures. The Zin is offered in the summer and RRV PN in the fall. Zin futures was our main financing vehicle to get this operation off the ground back in the early '90's and we have continued offering f...
by Michael O'Brien
February 2nd, 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley
Replies: 34
Views: 1324

Re: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley

If you guys are committed to Scherrer zin, the key thing is to start buying futures from them. I think it's $300/case ($25 per bottle) for their zins if you essentially prepay for a case a year earlier on futures, compared to $40 a bottle at their list price for bottles in stock. At $25 a bottle, t...
by Michael O'Brien
February 2nd, 2021, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave Confot Vieilletheque Shelf question
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Eurocave Confot Vieillitheque Shelf question

Wish I could help. I have three of those units at my house but I have never stacked more than three high which is about 36 bottles depending on the bottle size and shape. I don't even like to do that because every time, I need a wine, it is always at the bottom of the shelf.
by Michael O'Brien
February 2nd, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley
Replies: 34
Views: 1324

Re: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley

My wife is the Zin drinker in our family. She discovered the 2015 vintage and fell in love. I have been able to obtain a case of that vintage in the secondary market and I bought Fred's offer on BD to add the 1016, 2017, and 2018 vintages to our cellar. For us, there is no need to look any further.
by Michael O'Brien
January 30th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1881
Views: 127373

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

House Champagne is Bollinger NV. The vintage Champagnes come out when we have friends over. It has been a long time.
by Michael O'Brien
January 28th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 8242

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

Looks like for now I have the record in this thread with 127 bottles (from 17 producers). I've largely eliminated my mailing lists (think only Rivers Marie and Sandlands remainging), and see BD as a good opportunity to try some new folks i wouldn't see otherwise. At a slightly higher price than our...
by Michael O'Brien
January 28th, 2021, 12:04 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: 255
Views: 9205

Re: Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

Mine is due tomorrow. That's fast. No one is getting any sleep there, are they?
by Michael O'Brien
January 28th, 2021, 11:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 8242

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

I feel like a failure after seeing Mauger's take. I don't even have that much room left in my cellar. As for me:
65 bottles
10 producers 6 of them new to me
And some Morgan Ranch
by Michael O'Brien
January 27th, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Rosé all day! stars & dust - NEW project from Nikki formerly of Liquid Farm!
Replies: 149
Views: 3975

Re: Rosé all day! stars & dust - NEW project from Nikki formerly of Liquid Farm!

Someone beside me, please set up this new producer and the wines in CT. I screw up every time I try to do it. It's best to wait for at least a photo of the labels so that we know how to properly designate it! As long as it is not me, I am fine. All I have to do is remember to enter it once the prod...
by Michael O'Brien
January 27th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Erica Orr Wines BD12 Offers
Replies: 57
Views: 2348

Re: Erica Orr Wines BD12 Offers

Apparently the Grenache was gone before it ever appeared on the website. My loss.
by Michael O'Brien
January 27th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Rosé all day! stars & dust - NEW project from Nikki formerly of Liquid Farm!
Replies: 149
Views: 3975

Re: Rosé all day! stars & dust - NEW project from Nikki formerly of Liquid Farm!

Someone beside me, please set up this new producer and the wines in CT. I screw up every time I try to do it.
by Michael O'Brien
January 26th, 2021, 12:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Muscat Ottonel Re-Run
Replies: 48
Views: 2408

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Muscat Ottonel Re-Run

Does it have a year or two of aging left in it? I think it does fine. People really liked the '17 back in the spring. The pH is like 3.10 so it won't fall apart. Had a bottle of the '16 recently and it tasted fresh. Thanks Jim. I am in for a case but I do drink other dry whites. Didn't want to down...
by Michael O'Brien
January 26th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Scherrer - Back again with 20% off on Selected 3-Packs **Extended through Thursday**
Replies: 59
Views: 3972

Re: Scherrer - Back again with 20% off on Selected 3-Packs

Looking forward to tomorrow when I can order some Zin for my wife. After she tasted the 2015, she like it so much she had me buy a case of it for her.
by Michael O'Brien
January 26th, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 47369

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I am a GCC member and when I click on any of the links, I get a message saying "You are authorized to read this forum." And yes I am logged in.
by Michael O'Brien
January 25th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 47369

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

So what time of the day does this thing launch?
by Michael O'Brien
January 24th, 2021, 11:54 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Melbourne Offline/Tasting Group
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Melbourne Offline/Tasting Group

I would just like some recommendations for the best wine shops in Melbourne. Coronavirus and Australia permitting, we will be cruising a year from now and Melbourne is one of the ten Australian ports we will be visiting. I plan to stock up on some Australian wines when we are in port in Melbourne, S...
by Michael O'Brien
January 15th, 2021, 12:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 47369

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

HMechbal wrote: January 15th, 2021, 6:15 am I'll be following the new BerserkerDay calmly from Europe who said enviously as well . Sounds exciting as always, at least I won't exceed my budget [rofl.gif]
Buy all you want. You can ship them to my house in Texas.
by Michael O'Brien
January 9th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Burgundy restaurants?
Replies: 43
Views: 3806

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

We wanted to stay farther north so we stayed at Anne Gros's B&B, https://www.anne-gros.com/en/houses-la-colombiere/rooms/ Very nearby was a very good restaurant. https://www.latoutepetiteauberge.com/ I don't know how they have fared during the virus but we would certainly return if they are stil...
by Michael O'Brien
January 4th, 2021, 11:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hand mixer recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Hand mixer recommendations?

We do exactly the same thing as Chris. Both of them are new this year.
by Michael O'Brien
January 4th, 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 47369

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Too bad wine purchases don't qualify for multiples on any card I have - 3x or 4x would be nice. Did you know that merchants pay higher processing fees for cards that give high rewards? They generally are willing to pay the higher fees, because the rewards induce higher spending. Still, few consumer...
by Michael O'Brien
January 3rd, 2021, 9:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 47369

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Too bad wine purchases don't qualify for multiples on any card I have - 3x or 4x would be nice.
by Michael O'Brien
December 27th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4213

Re: Your Christmas wine?

My daughter made an outstanding pozole rojo con pollo. We started with a 2008 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé At dinner we had a 2000 Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois, and a 2007 Domaine du Clos de Tart Morey St. Denis 1er Cru La Forge de Tart. After din...
by Michael O'Brien
December 5th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 35
Views: 2002

Re: Travel insurance

For seniors traveling abroad without any other type of coverage, it’s only prudent. We’ve used insuremytrip for comparison shopping. I use insuremytrip as well. My Medicare supplement plan will pay up to $50,000 in emergency medical expenses when I am out of the country. I can buy medivac coverage ...
by Michael O'Brien
December 4th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 35
Views: 2002

Re: Travel insurance

Every time we travel, I agonize over whether or not to buy trip insurance. Most of our trips are long and compared to the examples in the article, much more costly. With premiums for comprehensive coverage for long trips running 10% of the total cost of the trip, the investment is large. However, wi...
by Michael O'Brien
November 30th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: When does the matchstick in chardonnay blow off?
Replies: 8
Views: 1324

Re: When does the matchstick in chardonnay blow off?

Thanks Otto. That is as clear of an explanation as I have ever read. I finally understand it.
by Michael O'Brien
November 24th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Decanting Supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Decanting Supplies

That wine decanter is fine. If you are like many of us, we are not buying a piece of art. We are buying something utilitarian and the Le Chateau will do the job. I can't find the wine funnel with strainer that I use most often but I also have one of these and it works fine. It does not aerate but fr...
by Michael O'Brien
October 17th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Dallas wine shops???
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: Dallas wine shops???

Sorry. I don't check the board every day so I am too late to help since you are here only for the weekend. Wine shops are closed on Sundays. Post again if you head back to Dallas. Pogo's usually has a nice selection but it tends to be a little more expensive. https://www.pogoswine.com/ and then ther...
by Michael O'Brien
October 11th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5239

Re: Thomas 2018

Does anyone have any insight on the winemaking? Stems? Cap management? Had a 2011 last night and it was in great shape. Reminded me a little of Pommard. It is always a vintage driven decision. To give you and idea: Below is a message I received from John when I asked him about what I was tasting in...

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