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by rstark
August 2nd, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: FINAL DETAILS POSTED (see Post #100)...Rhys Offline @ My OC Place--Saturday, 9/30 @ 2PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6449

Rhys Offline @ My OC Place--Saturday, 9/30 @ 2PM

Hi Frank! As you know, my attendance on this board is spotty, but just saw this and am very interested. I can very likely attend and if so, will bring: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard . I'll give you plenty of warning if things change
by rstark
March 21st, 2015, 11:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Short notice NYC Berserkerfest- Wednesday, March 18th
Replies: 318
Views: 11588

Short notice NYC Berserkerfest- Wednesday, March 18th

Just got back to San Diego ... had to scramble Friday morning to outrun that snow storm. Ditto what everyone else said, especially Brad for photos and organization, Jay for a nametag with my avatar (even though he told me I wasn't supposed to qualify for one [not sure why]), and to Suzanne and Miche...
by rstark
February 17th, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Short notice NYC Berserkerfest- Wednesday, March 18th
Replies: 318
Views: 11588

Short notice NYC Berserkerfest- Wednesday, March 18th

Oh goody ... looks like I'll be in town. Please put me down for one. Time to start working on Saxon to show!
by rstark
February 16th, 2015, 10:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular Golf, Friday 2/20--Please post your interest
Replies: 45
Views: 2322

Falltacular Golf, Friday 2/20--Please post your interest

Hi Frank! I'm now a twosome if that is possible.
by rstark
January 30th, 2015, 1:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2015 Friday Night BYOB Pre-Falltac Dinner--2/20 @ 6PM, Luciana's in Dana Pt (RSVP names in Post #1)
Replies: 157
Views: 7117

2015 Friday Night Pre-Falltac Dinner--2/20, BYOB (RSVP'd names are in Post #1)

Hi Frank! will you be doing the golf thing that day? If so, I'm in for both, as I'll be heading through OC that day.
by rstark
January 15th, 2015, 6:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular Golf, Friday 2/20--Please post your interest
Replies: 45
Views: 2322

Falltacular Golf, Friday 2/20--Please post your interest

Hi Frank! I'm doing my annual "see what's up on WineBerserkers" lurk and just realized that it's that time of year (the name confuses for those of us that aren't major WB aficionados). I'd love to play again this year. If I can make it to Falltacular I'll let you know. You know I'm good for the $$
by rstark
October 13th, 2014, 11:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC October 16th
Replies: 28
Views: 1868

NYC October 16th

Five blocks from my apartment, not bad! See you there. Will PM you contact info so you can let me know if anything changes
by rstark
October 13th, 2014, 4:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC October 16th
Replies: 28
Views: 1868

NYC October 16th

Hi Nola! Did you decide where you'll be on the 16th? I'm in town for the Zachy's auction and some of the NYC WFF events. But I'll have some free time that evening. Would be great to meet up!
by rstark
March 6th, 2014, 8:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2nd Annual Di Fara's Pizza in Brooklyn - March 4, 2014 Tuesday
Replies: 84
Views: 4747

2nd Annual Di Fara's Pizza in Brooklyn - March 4, 2014 Tuesday

Sorry to be a little late on this but I've been running around trying to fit a month of NYC eating into four days! Dan, thanks so much for putting this together! Great group of people and fun mix of wines.
by rstark
March 3rd, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2nd Annual Di Fara's Pizza in Brooklyn - March 4, 2014 Tuesday
Replies: 84
Views: 4747

2nd Annual Di Fara's Pizza in Brooklyn - March 4, 2014 Tuesday

I just got in last night and brought with me a bottle of 2004 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric dël Fiasc to throw into the mix. Ironically, two nights ago in Santa Barbara, I sent back a bottle of the '00 Corino Vigna Giachini that was completely oxidized (the fault of the restaurant, not the winemaker). I...
by rstark
January 31st, 2014, 7:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-Falltacular Friday Night Dinner--This Friday, 6PM. FINAL DETAILS POSTED
Replies: 107
Views: 3145

Pre-Falltacular Friday Night Dinner--February 21st 6PMish

I'm now planning on bringing a plus one. A lovely some from Brazil. Hope there's room. You didn't meet the amore of a certain retailer? champagne.gif HAHAHAHAH!!!! Touche I will be there if dinner is the 19th hole for the golf festivities (altho I don't see the other golfers checking in here, so I'...
by rstark
January 31st, 2014, 7:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2014--This Saturday, 2/22 @ Noon. FINAL DETAILS POSTED
Replies: 283
Views: 10241

Falltacular 2014--Saturday, 2/22--Continue To Need Checks, One Hour Volunteers and Auction Items!

Big Bottle lady has the Jay's Clubs Situation under control
by rstark
January 31st, 2014, 7:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular Golf--Friday, 2/21 FINAL DETAILS POSTED
Replies: 52
Views: 1555

Falltacular Golf--Friday, 2/21 Post If You Want To Play

Ok. The lady with the big bottle decided to check in today, while trying to find out how Todd French is proposing to enhance her visit to La Paulee. Turns out there will be "Berserker Badges" that will be handed to us when we check in, and that we are to wear throughout the event. Sigh. Was hoping t...
by rstark
January 29th, 2014, 1:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: La Paulee attendees - PLEASE POST IF YOU ARE GOING
Replies: 62
Views: 1847

La Paulee attendees - PLEASE POST IF YOU ARE GOING

I'll be there so if you decide on something, let me know!
by rstark
January 22nd, 2014, 6:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular Golf--Friday, 2/21 FINAL DETAILS POSTED
Replies: 52
Views: 1555

Falltacular Golf--Friday, 2/21 Post If You Want To Play

Jay, I could bring a set of clubs for you no problem
by rstark
January 21st, 2014, 9:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2014--This Saturday, 2/22 @ Noon. FINAL DETAILS POSTED
Replies: 283
Views: 10241

Falltacular 2014--Saturday, 2/22--Continue To Need Checks, One Hour Volunteers and Auction Items!

I'll be there and happy to volunteer at the end of the evening (which is really by then, just playing traffic cop ...) . Heading over to dropbox right now ...
by rstark
January 21st, 2014, 8:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular Golf--Friday, 2/21 FINAL DETAILS POSTED
Replies: 52
Views: 1555

Falltacular Golf--Friday, 2/21 Post If You Want To Play

I'm in! And can shuttle at least 2 other golfers. Wow, I guess I should check out the WB board more than once every quarter ...
by rstark
January 21st, 2014, 2:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2nd Annual Di Fara's Pizza in Brooklyn - March 4, 2014 Tuesday
Replies: 84
Views: 4747

2nd Annual Di Dara's Pizza in Brooklyn - March 4, 2014 Tuesday

I think I can make it this year. Yay!
by rstark
December 9th, 2013, 12:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Diego/Carlsbad offline - December 6
Replies: 56
Views: 1606

San Diego/Carlsbad offline - December 6

I agree, all the way around! Except for Dan's WOTN (obviously). Fortunately my love for Pinots that taste more like, err ... Pinot, allowed me to bogart the Arietta! Great seeing old buds and meeting you, Bob!
by rstark
December 6th, 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Diego/Carlsbad offline - December 6
Replies: 56
Views: 1606

San Diego/Carlsbad offline - December 6

Just in case anyone is checking out this post, know that I have recruited 3 more people, so we will hopefully be back up to 9!
by rstark
December 6th, 2013, 7:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Diego/Carlsbad offline - December 6
Replies: 56
Views: 1606

San Diego/Carlsbad offline - December 6

Steve just told me last night that we're down to six. Let me see if I can find a +1. Not the first (and probably not the last) time I've had to say "Damn you, Todd French!"
by rstark
November 27th, 2013, 9:20 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Diego/Carlsbad offline - December 6
Replies: 56
Views: 1606

San Diego/Carlsbad offline - December 6

I'll bring the '06 Buccella Mica. I can invite someone else to make it an even dozen, but that makes for pretty teeny pours so 10 drinkers seems just about right. PM me if anyone else drops out and I'll find one more to join us.
by rstark
October 1st, 2013, 8:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Diego/Carlsbad offline - December 6
Replies: 56
Views: 1606

San Diego/Carlsbad offline - December 6

I'm in for this. The Socals knows my preference for non-spooferated wines, so I'll probably drink beer, but I surely have something around that will suffice for the admission fee. Like a Gemstone or Buccella.
by rstark
September 19th, 2013, 4:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Diego groups
Replies: 72
Views: 2459

San Diego groups

I'm in for this, but would need to know which date (5th or 6th) sooner than later. Dan, have I met you at any of the WB events in NYC? I've been to the last two Beserkerfests and I also hang out at Leo and Connie's quite a bit.
by rstark
May 6th, 2013, 10:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Diego groups
Replies: 72
Views: 2459

San Diego groups

I just logged on for the first time in months ... I'm in for May 16 if you're putting something on in North County. Could probably get a couple others to join in, depending on the theme.
by rstark
September 20th, 2012, 6:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Berserkerfest Friday, Oct 19th at Barbetta
Replies: 190
Views: 6863

Re: NYC Berserkerfest Friday, Oct 19th at Barbetta

Hmmmm ... I think I'll change my plans and come out to NYC that week so I can make it to Berserkerfest.
by rstark
February 4th, 2012, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1226745

Re: URGENT WARNING--RUDY KURNIAWAN IS TRYING TO AUCTION MORE WINES

I've always said that the best wine of my life was '47 Lafleur out of Magnum. Only problem was that Rudy was pouring it, so it was probably '70 Trotanoy!
by rstark
January 12th, 2012, 3:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC January 24, 2012 Anthill Farms Winery / The New California... 2.0
Replies: 53
Views: 2745

Re: NYC January 24, 2012 Anthill Farms Winery / The New California... 2.0

I'll be there with Maru Davila and Lynn Lathrop, ... we'll be in town for the UCG tastings. Will try to rustle up a Cabot or two and one more Rhys (especially since it comes from my hometown)
by rstark
January 9th, 2012, 11:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2012--1/14/2012 @ My Place--MAIL YOUR CHECKS!
Replies: 197
Views: 6857

Re: Falltacular 2012--1/14/2012 @ My Place--MAIL YOUR CHECKS!

I'm going to try to round up some of the San Diego wine gals. They will be up for volunteering, too.
by rstark
November 28th, 2011, 8:20 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2012--1/14/2012 @ My Place--MAIL YOUR CHECKS!
Replies: 197
Views: 6857

Re: Falltacular 2012--1/14/2012 @ My Place--MAIL YOUR CHECKS!

Sorry, as usual I'm "late to the party" with the RSVP. But I'm coming for sure and sign me up to pour. Will spend the rest of the afternoon looking behind the bushes!
by rstark
October 18th, 2011, 6:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Telluride/Wine Berserkers Wine and Ski Festival (2/1-2/4) - REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE
Replies: 575
Views: 39320

Re: Telluride/Wine Berserkers Wine and Ski Festival (2/1-2/4) Master Thread - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ADDED

DANG! Now I remember why I've been avoiding this site the past year. The vision of hanging out at "The Buck" with Olivier drinking '90 Clos du Mesnil (hey, a girl can always dream ...) is causing me to change my mid-winter ski plans. I concur ... Damn You Todd French!
by rstark
October 18th, 2011, 10:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Riesling/Burg Table at Saturday PDH Berserkerfest
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: Riesling/Burg Table at Saturday PDH Berserkerfest

In this crowd isn't Chapoutier assumed? One thing's for sure ... Vacqueyras would NOT be a good way to represent from San Diego! Full disclosure: Ermitage. Rouge. BTW, is this going to be a fun table?
by rstark
October 18th, 2011, 10:26 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Riesling/Burg Table at Saturday PDH Berserkerfest
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: Riesling/Burg Table at Saturday PDH Berserkerfest

OK. Now that I see the theme has been completely annihilated, I'd like to join this table with a bottle '96 l'Ermite (and possibly a geek white ... absent of travel shock). Maybe time to change the title of the post?
by rstark
October 13th, 2011, 8:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: PDH BERSERKERFEST is here!
Replies: 230
Views: 9009

Re: BERSERKERFEST 10/22 PDH PAYMENT DUE NOW

Sorry so last minute, please count me in!!
by rstark
February 21st, 2011, 4:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: I'm new to NYC, Let's Drink some Lumber
Replies: 27
Views: 1996

Re: I'm new to NYC, Let's Drink some Lumber

I'll be visiting March 10-17. Leo F can vouch for me ... we met at Falltacular and shared our seldom requited love for Jadot Musigny. I'd be interested in meeting up either March 10, 11, 13 or 16. Let me know if anyone is interested!
by rstark
January 13th, 2011, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov Outs Steve Kistler As An Anti-Flavor Elitist! The Sky Is Falling!
Replies: 32
Views: 1273

Re: Eric Asimov Outs Steve Kistler As An Anti-Flavor Elitist! The Sky Is Falling!

Long thread on the other board about older Kistlers not living up to their promise. Consensus of the does-not-age crowd was drink gby 5 years, I think. I would agree, having seen plenty of '97 - '03 Kistlers poured down the drain because of oxidation, (it's really a problem with the Dutton and Durr...
by rstark
December 7th, 2010, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Pontet Canet
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: 2006 Pontet Canet

At the UGC tasting two years ago Pontet Canet stood out as one of the only '06's worth drinking. If it's reminiscent of the '95's that doesn't say much to me, because I've been dissapointed in most of my '95's except for the really high end stuff. I'm avoiding '06 all the way around. My favorite val...
by rstark
December 7th, 2010, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Blind Cabernet Face-Off, USA vs. France
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: TN: Blind Cabernet Face-Off, USA vs. France

Todd F r e n c h wrote: (Looks to be a tremendous value, too, as a bunch of results show up in the $60 range on WS)
Yeah, since BDX top vintage prices went thru the roof, the only values I can find for wines with some age on them are '98 Margaux and Graves and '96 Left Banks.
by rstark
December 7th, 2010, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Blind Cabernet Face-Off, USA vs. France
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: TN: Blind Cabernet Face-Off, USA vs. France

Flawed tasting but thanks for the notes. Certainly not the wines I would have picked (hey, it's a wine store so they're trying to dump inventory). But any time I go to a tasting and find a good QPR I consider it time well spent (not to mention that the crowd at Meritage is lots of fun and at midnit...
by rstark
December 6th, 2010, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Blind Cabernet Face-Off, USA vs. France
Replies: 5
Views: 542

TN: Blind Cabernet Face-Off, USA vs. France

BLIND CABERNET FACE-OFF, USA VS. FRANCE - Meritage Wine Market - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (12/3/2010) One of Meritage's best Friday night tastings in recent memory. The idea was two wines in the $25, two in the $50 and two in the $100 categories. 2006 Esca Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Vall...
by rstark
December 3rd, 2010, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Women Without Borders (a Wednesday night adventure to another dimension)
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: TN's: Women Without Borders (a Wednesday night adventure to another dimension)

We also had a corked Hansel Alyce Pinot, which was also unfortunate. At least with the Hansel, the TCA nose was so strong that there wasn't any doubt at all that there was a flaw. But you forgot to mention that the person that brought the corked Hansel Alyce fortunately had a backup bottle (even if...
by rstark
December 3rd, 2010, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Women Without Borders (a Wednesday night adventure to another dimension)
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: TN's: Women Without Borders (a Wednesday night adventure to another dimension)

Thanks for the great notes, Brian. And Thanks to Bruce L for hosting us. The Porn Star Name Game was major fun, and I can't really remember why everyone was laughing so hard, but I think it has something to do with sheep and cold sores. Just a couple additions to your comments: Lagier Meredith Syrah...
by rstark
July 19th, 2010, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: rose tasting -- fifteen wines -- france, CA & italy
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: rose tasting -- fifteen wines -- france, CA & italy

I felt it my duty to bring the geek rose, knowing that there would be plenty of usual suspects. I'd never had it before (the stuff is RARE), but shared what I knew about the 18th century methods used at the Salvo Foti cooperative, so people knew what they were getting into. As a lover of wines from ...
by rstark
June 19th, 2010, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '97 Salon, great grower Champagne and Dim Sum
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: '97 Salon, great grower Champagne and Dim Sum

Ricnard...nice read...er...are all the womyn up in Silicon(E) Valley blonde? Hey, some of us were shipped in from SoCal (altho like Paul Masson and Ridge, I'm Saratoga born and bred!) The comparison of the '98 Vilmart from 750 and Mag was definitely one of the highlights of the day. The big format ...
by rstark
June 18th, 2010, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine Tasting Cage - Masseto Gets Smacked Down by a bunch
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: TN: Wine Tasting Cage - Masseto Gets Smacked Down by a b

Yeah, if it had been corked or cooked it would have been one thing. But I think those over-the-top Italians leave themselves open to bottle variation so there you go. The guy only had to buy one extra dinner so to me this was an example of "the higher you climb, the harder you fall". yah man.
by rstark
June 18th, 2010, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine Tasting Cage - Masseto Gets Smacked Down by a bunch
Replies: 5
Views: 454

TN: Wine Tasting Cage - Masseto Gets Smacked Down by a bunch

WINE TASTING CAGE - MASSETO GETS SMACKED DOWN BY A BUNCH OF CALI CABS! - Pamplemousse Grille, Del Mar, CA (6/16/2010) Eight of us converged at the Pamplemousse Grille last night to see who could come up with WOTN and get bragging rights until, well, I guess the next time we do this. We were going t...
by rstark
March 8th, 2010, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need to buy more whites!
Replies: 53
Views: 1621

Re: I need to buy more whites!

I love the Carricantes from Sicily (from old vines on Mt. Etna). Benanti and Gulfi both make great efforts. Decent, not cheap QPR, but definitely worth the money!
by rstark
March 8th, 2010, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I the Only One Going Nuts with the New CT Price Integration????
Replies: 19
Views: 1026

Re: Am I the Only One Going Nuts with the New CT Price Integration????

Based on 10-out-of-11 glowing reviews (not including cork issues) and many wonderful experiences personally with Pernot's Grand Crus through the years, I think that is a very smart price for BMB! I am sorry that out of all of the notes you were the only one to get something that "teetered" on pre-mo...

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