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by Brad S c h i e r
August 15th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 26
Views: 2216

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

That's Texas - OU weekend and game day. Might b e tough to get a venue.
by Brad S c h i e r
August 6th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa - Party of 12
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Napa - Party of 12

Hi all, I have a buddy going to Napa in November with a party of 12. Most are into wine and not first trip. Like nice cabs and I opened a bottle Greer with them they loved. Members at places like far niente which isn’t my cup of tea but gives an idea. Asked me for recommendations but most wineries I...
by Brad S c h i e r
July 3rd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.
Replies: 45
Views: 2813

Re: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.

Thanks both of you. I will check those out. I am looking for a mix of mid to high end and then some good casual places for meals. Corkage allowed is a plus as we will bring a few bottled with us. What about tours or places to book for snorkeling. etc? We are lokoing to get away from the resort as mu...
by Brad S c h i e r
July 2nd, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.
Replies: 45
Views: 2813

Re: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.

Heading there in a few weeks. Staying in Palm Beach area. We too are doing Fred's as the reivews on Trip Advisor made it tough to pass up.

Any other must go to places for food, etc? Good to hear on corkage.
What about attractions other than the usual beach, diving, snorkeling?

Thanks,
Brad
by Brad S c h i e r
May 7th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Didn't want to like it but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2705

Re: Didn't want to like it but...

Fun little subject. I do this quite regularly for kids Y-guides campouts.. cheap Italians, Napa wines that were bought on visits that just don't do it for me anymore or aren't my style, eregions my wife doesn't like tc. I think it is the campfire.. lots of sausage , grilled meats, beer/liquor appeti...
by Brad S c h i e r
December 3rd, 2018, 6:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 2288

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

Here in Texas it is Whataburger for me and then local places. Light years better than In and Out, etc which have struggled in Texas. Honestly, IN and Out which I think is the most overrated fast food food I have ever had. Their fries are offensively bad.
by Brad S c h i e r
October 2nd, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 7113

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

Sorry I will miss you guys. Really wish I could make it. We are out of town that weekend.
by Brad S c h i e r
September 13th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 7113

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

I am interested. I am in the midst of youth sportsaplooza. So would have to be evening and nights. Only weekend I know is out is Nov 16-18 weekend.
by Brad S c h i e r
September 5th, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan Live
Replies: 17
Views: 1443

Re: Christopher Tynan Live

Out of the cab unfortunately- debating on the blend or syrah. Not a huge syrah fan so on the fence. But nervous if I wait I will be out on future cab purchasing opportunities.
by Brad S c h i e r
August 2nd, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anniversary Weekend in Napa...(now with notes: Schramsberg/J. Davies, R-M, Mending Wall, Raymond)
Replies: 69
Views: 3816

Headed to Napa tomorrow for Anniversary weekend...

Happy Anniversary Todd. Your wife deserves this trip. We hare an anniversary weekend - 11th for us (we got married at Silverado Resort n Napa). Nothing as extravagant planned as we just got back from Carribean (Grenada). Did book hotel for 2019 already so Very curious to hear on 2 birds. I cannot s...
by Brad S c h i e r
August 2nd, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anniversary Weekend in Napa...(now with notes: Schramsberg/J. Davies, R-M, Mending Wall, Raymond)
Replies: 69
Views: 3816

Headed to Napa tomorrow for Anniversary weekend...

Sounds awesome. Really interested to here about your experiences at Redd (I'll be going with my wife for our anniversary in a few weeks) Don't want to be a debbie downer, but Redd is not my favorite among the Yountville choices. It's just a little sterile and cold in atmosphere for me. Food OK, tho...
by Brad S c h i e r
August 2nd, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anniversary Weekend in Napa...(now with notes: Schramsberg/J. Davies, R-M, Mending Wall, Raymond)
Replies: 69
Views: 3816

Headed to Napa tomorrow for Anniversary weekend...

Happy Anniversary Todd. Your wife deserves this trip. We hare an anniversary weekend - 11th for us (we got married at Silverado Resort n Napa). Nothing as extravagant planned as we just got back from Carribean (Grenada). Did book hotel for 2019 already so Very curious to hear on 2 birds. I cannot se...
by Brad S c h i e r
January 29th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Books - Must Haves
Replies: 34
Views: 3829

Wine Books - Must Haves

Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

it is not in the same genre as the other informational ones mentioned but it is a great and easy read about WW2 through the lens of the wine families who experienced it. If you do read, I hope you enjoy.
by Brad S c h i e r
January 24th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 2017 Spring Release
Replies: 96
Views: 10885

Rivers-Marie 2017 Spring Release

Exact same situation. Traveling last week and logged in and all gone. Well better luck next year.
by Brad S c h i e r
February 17th, 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Dallas - What should I know??
Replies: 40
Views: 1835

Moving to Dallas - What should I know??

Like any city - it has its ups and downs - but opposed to Cali it doesn't have 11% State tax (at least until oil drops more) or NE with the snow. Texas is great. This time of year especially when it is mild. Oh and as Jeb mentioned - scenery isn't shabby down here. There is a reason most folks are p...
by Brad S c h i e r
February 17th, 2016, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Dallas - What should I know??
Replies: 40
Views: 1835

Moving to Dallas - What should I know??

What part of town will you be moving to or do you know yet? That is going to dictate much of what you ask. I am basically a few miles from the city so can help you out in that area. If you are out in the burbs - will defer to others. Shipping wine is legal from wineries and person to person (I think...
by Brad S c h i e r
February 16th, 2016, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner Party at Napa Winery
Replies: 23
Views: 1342

Dinner Party at Napa Winery

Check Merryvale. In their Cask Room they do this (ir did do this) - thought not sure for small parties such as 12. Incredible room and neat experience.
by Brad S c h i e r
February 15th, 2016, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blankiet-Anyone jumping in?
Replies: 21
Views: 1528

Blankiet-Anyone jumping in?

I am in for the Prop Red and the Rive Droite (which is my favorite) but left the Mythicus as I am not a fan of single bottle allocations and it crossed the $200 mark. Also wish listed some more RD. Love the wines and will be visiting there next week - which we always enjoy. Good alternative and simi...
by Brad S c h i e r
February 12th, 2016, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Area Custom Crush?
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Napa Area Custom Crush?

Hi folks - I have a colleague whose father is recovering from being ill and is doing some bucket list items. One of those is to make his own wine. He was thinking about doing that in his house in Texas but I think I have somewhat convinced him to at least consider Custom Crush in Napa/NoCal. He is n...
by Brad S c h i e r
September 14th, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Bordeaux Dinner
Replies: 12
Views: 754

TN: 2003 Bordeaux Dinner

Thanks for the notes. Interesting - I had 2003 Pontet Canet last night. And it was very forward and modern. Not a hint of the earthiness you described and the finish was normal. Over the course of the 3-4 hours - it continued to open up and became more and more fruit forward - almost to the extreme-...
by Brad S c h i e r
August 27th, 2015, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Visit to Scherrer Winery – August 2, 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 889

A Visit to Scherrer Winery – August 2, 2015

We were there in February. We always love the visits with Fred. Salt of the earth guy. His Cabernets really age well. We twisted his arm and got him to locate some 2002s and wow. Incredible juice. 2010s are starting to open up some and are great. Everyone talks about his Zins and Pinots as they shou...
by Brad S c h i e r
August 6th, 2015, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The far reaching implications of Bello's Bankruptcy...
Replies: 27
Views: 3071

The far reaching implications of Bello's Bankruptcy...

Interesting lawyer. Is this really legal? The people providing service had no idea this money was claimed. They provided a service and were paid. I understand creditors were ticked - as it was their money and assume this is like stolen property where ignorance is no excuse. Weird situation. Hope all...
by Brad S c h i e r
August 4th, 2015, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn hits tomorrow (8/4)
Replies: 183
Views: 8754

Becklyn hits tomorrow (8/4)

Order in with wishlist. I have been on this before the hype as Matt is a friend of my sister in law (and a fellow Longhorn). Hoping to meet up when we head out early in 2016. Still haven't cracked one open yet but living vicariously through the folks on the board making the early sacrifice.
by Brad S c h i e r
June 19th, 2015, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine AC Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Wine AC Unit

Thanks guys. the first time it was leaking from the coils. The condenser works so the thought it is leaking from coils again. I have tried to talk to WK and their customer service hasn't been great though not horrible. They basically offered me 10% off which is the same price distributors get. I tal...
by Brad S c h i e r
June 18th, 2015, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine AC Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Wine AC Unit

Thanks David. It is frustrating. Hopefully I get it taken care of.
by Brad S c h i e r
June 18th, 2015, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine AC Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Wine AC Unit

I wanted to see what the board thought. I have a Whisperkool Extreme ducted unit. I believe retail on this is $3895 or something. Anyway, for the third time in 5 years I have a leak. It will be about $1k to fix. So I am thinking I buy a new one. I have read and see Wine Guardian, Whisperkool and Cel...
by Brad S c h i e r
June 1st, 2015, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CLONYC 47 - Some 2012 Cabernet Sauvignons (Who knew it would turn into a TRB-fest?)
Replies: 26
Views: 1270

CLONYC 47 - Some 2012 Cabernet Sauvignons (Who knew it would turn into a TRB-fest?)

Sounds like a great night. I am glad to see my palate justified. Interesting enough on our Napa trips a few months ago, amongst many big boys - the VHR was our wine of the trip. I love what Bruce is doing there and he is a great ambassador for Napa and his farming as well.
by Brad S c h i e r
May 4th, 2015, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT notes with the descriptor "legs"
Replies: 48
Views: 1860

CT notes with the descriptor "legs"

Thread drift - but reminds me of the time at a popular Napa winery. We did a food and wine pairing and this family with an obviously underage kid was drinking and commenting how incredible the wines legs were. Noting it is a quality she looks for, etc. I bit my tongue until the guide asked what legs...
by Brad S c h i e r
April 22nd, 2015, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Continuum 2011 Napa Valley Red
Replies: 6
Views: 639

TN: Continuum 2011 Napa Valley Red

I am a big fan of Continuum. As vintages have gone, the cab franc has become more and more prevalent in this wine. So while 2005 was primarily Tokalon (Mondavi's) - the recent vintages are all estate fruit. Tim has flat out told me on visits he loves DV Maya and that it influences him. So if you hav...
by Brad S c h i e r
April 7th, 2015, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List THREE WORDS in a TN of a wine you're gonna dislike
Replies: 117
Views: 3871

List THREE WORDS in a TN of a wine you're gonna dislike

Tobacco - am allergic so it is a flavor I just do not "get" if it is heavily present such as in Rioja
Any or all green vegetables - just not a fan
Highly extracted - I guess another way to say hedonistic
by Brad S c h i e r
March 10th, 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scherrer
Replies: 22
Views: 1488

Scherrer

My wife and I just spend a couple hours with Fred a few weeks ago. We loved talking about life, our families and of course the wines. While the OMVs get the headlines - I believe he makes very ageworthy and underrated Cabernets as well. He also makes a wide variety of wines so he listens to you , an...
by Brad S c h i e r
February 5th, 2015, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blankiet hits
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Blankiet hits

Great visit and we just made our reservations for our next trip out in a few weeks. Mine hasn't hit yet. Only ordered P of H in 2011 so could be reason though per the note, it seems like they are releasing over a few days. The Rive Drotie is always a favorite of mine. That Denny M makes some of the ...
by Brad S c h i e r
February 5th, 2015, 11:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth/North Texas Rivers-Marie SVD Cab Interest
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Dallas/Fort Worth/North Texas Rivers-Marie SVD Cab Interest

All I have is the Napa and the 2010 Panek. If schedule works, I would be in.
by Brad S c h i e r
January 31st, 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best online steaks,are Flannery that good !
Replies: 153
Views: 8051

Best online steaks,are Flannery that good !

I have had them a few times and love them. When I have had them - I always have gotten the Helluva deal steaks. On the website, he mentions these are the same steaks just odds and ends. We are not serving these at a dinner party but usually just at home for wife and I. Is it worth paying more for th...
by Brad S c h i e r
January 29th, 2015, 6:44 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: LIQUID FARM: Earth & Mineral Driven Chardonnay & Rosé - Superbowl FOUR-ty Nine!
Replies: 344
Views: 19517

LIQUID FARM: Earth & Mineral Driven Chardonnay & Rosé - Superbowl FOUR-ty Nine!

First time buyer of these. I missed the part about posting for chance at entry. Oh well. Still looking forward to trying. I am never lucky enough to win these drawings anyway.
by Brad S c h i e r
January 29th, 2015, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Spring release: Jan 27
Replies: 242
Views: 20744

Rhys Spring release: Jan 27

I got my order in. First time buyer of these so picked up a 6 pack and look forward to trying.
by Brad S c h i e r
January 21st, 2015, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR
Replies: 65
Views: 4909

VHR

Excited about this one. I skipped 2011 (as I did many Napa cabs) - and hoping I am still on list. Also a great visit with a great family history.
by Brad S c h i e r
November 21st, 2014, 8:16 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: (A quarter of) A Year in Sonoma and Napa: My 2014 Harvest Internship
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

(A quarter of) A Year in Sonoma and Napa: My 2014 Harvest Internship

Nolan - I am proud of ya man. Great read and a great experience. Sometimes I wish I had the guts to do something like this. But no way I have the patience that you discussed. Sincere hopes you are able to find stability out there and get to live your passion.

Brad
by Brad S c h i e r
September 29th, 2014, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the darkest side of wine?
Replies: 74
Views: 2838

What is the darkest side of wine?

If it ain't a joint account, it ain't a true commitment (just one man's misguided opinion.) ...ducking! Kind of how I feel as well. It was my idea, and honestly, even without wine, I spend a lot more money than she does. Totally agree with you. Figure out what works for you - no 1 way to do this. W...
by Brad S c h i e r
August 20th, 2014, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Update on Texas Wine Shipping?
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Any Update on Texas Wine Shipping?

Jim Swayze wrote:Sounds like we need an offline to discuss [basic-smile.gif]
Works for me - I am sure we could get a few more as well.
by Brad S c h i e r
August 19th, 2014, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Update on Texas Wine Shipping?
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Any Update on Texas Wine Shipping?

It continues to suck is the only update.

And I am across the highway from you guys in Lakewood.
by Brad S c h i e r
August 14th, 2014, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good CA Cab Franc?
Replies: 106
Views: 4391

Good CA Cab Franc?

La Jota makes a good one up on Howell Mountain. And Keenans age very well. The 2002 is one of best CFs I have had. I am not a huge 100% CF fan but love some more of the right bank blends (Kapcsandy, ACV, etc) being made and of course the Prtichard Stuff like Maya, Continuum, etc. To me - great blend...
by Brad S c h i e r
August 13th, 2014, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Design
Replies: 28
Views: 1371

Cellar Design

Good luck - and thanks Paul and John for the nice words. You can tell I made some mistakes but all in all happy. If you go diamonds - my condolences. I seriously hate them that much. If you want mag space leave room on bottom shelf or have a row of mag storage. But don't ruin your life with diamond ...
by Brad S c h i e r
August 12th, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Design
Replies: 28
Views: 1371

Cellar Design

I have about a 12X6 space and very similar design. I would definitely without a doubt lose the diamonds. Never again. Pain of trying to get to the right bottle. They can fall unless you stick all the same size bottle and ALWAYS wasted space. I would also get rid of the glasses space. I never say - m...
by Brad S c h i e r
May 13th, 2014, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fill in the blank: "I wish I drank more _______."
Replies: 51
Views: 1371

Fill in the blank: "I wish I drank more _______."

(the space above intentionally left blank)

Sometimes people talk too much - I am happy with "I wish I drank more"
by Brad S c h i e r
April 15th, 2014, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh S#!+ Tax Day Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Oh S#!+ Tax Day Question

Yeah, unless you get AMT - then it is a complete waste of time - because it will not take it anyway. Trust me - I killed hours gathering everything to find out nothing happened to what I owed. Doing everything i can to not turn this political :)
by Brad S c h i e r
February 19th, 2014, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can it get better?... Probably, but I thought I would share
Replies: 45
Views: 2492

Can it get better?... Probably, but I thought I would share

Last Fall in Tahoe, sitting on the beach and watching the sunset while knocking out some good Champagne and Chablis - listening to our kids standing in the water or searching for rocks or playing realizing they liked a place as much as we do. Then the sun set and we made smores to finish the night. ...
by Brad S c h i e r
February 11th, 2014, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BdB, Burgs, Bdx, Etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 807

BdB, Burgs, Bdx, Etc.

Note to self - do not look at the posts from Noel when traveling and probably are in store for hotel food/wine.
by Brad S c h i e r
February 4th, 2014, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum offering, any thoughts?
Replies: 76
Views: 4495

Saxum offering, any thoughts?

For some stupid reason - I didn't buy last year so first purchase. Bought 3 of my 6 Broken Stones and wish listed some of the others. What are the chances I get my wish list wines?

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