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by Brad S c h i e r
November 18th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 235101

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I would be in for a few bottles at $100 or under.
by Brad S c h i e r
October 21st, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader library release
Replies: 25
Views: 2005

Re: Schrader library release

Constellation need some help on cash flow? I’m so sad for them. Agreed. With wine and spirits flourishing my guess is thats its not that side of their business though 2020 did not help. They however, have poured hundreds of millions into Cannibis which isn't doing so well from a financial investmen...
by Brad S c h i e r
October 20th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader library release
Replies: 25
Views: 2005

Re: Schrader library release

Had a library release offer from VHR the other day as well. Starting to see a few other wineries send these over. Sorry - I have to jump in on this one. VHR had a library offer months ago...and it went quick as I missed it. Their one from a couple days ago was releasing large format bottles from th...
by Brad S c h i e r
October 20th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader library release
Replies: 25
Views: 2005

Re: Schrader library release

Had a library release offer from VHR the other day as well. Starting to see a few other wineries send these over. Sorry - I have to jump in on this one. VHR had a library offer months ago...and it went quick as I missed it. Their one from a couple days ago was releasing large format bottles from th...
by Brad S c h i e r
October 8th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A nice dinner with friends in Bordeaux (Rayas 01, Pichon-Baron 05, Montrose 90, Rousseau Ruchottes 96, d'Yquem 09, ...)
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: A nice dinner with friends in Bordeaux (Rayas 01, Pichon-Baron 05, Montrose 90, Rousseau Ruchottes 96, d'Yquem 09, .

Thanks for the notes. I am a big Pichon Baron fan and recently bought a 6 pack of the 2005 in OWC (on top of a handful I already had) so glad to hear it is showing well. You mention you thought it was 2000 and ripe which leads me to believe that you think it needs time. Curious on thoughts on when y...
by Brad S c h i e r
October 1st, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)
Replies: 70
Views: 3628

Re: SPECIAL OFFER - Virage Vineyards (destruction from Glass fire)

I don't post here much and I am not an emotional guy at all. But for some reason as I was ordering.. I genuinely got watery eyes. I blame it on my allergies. All the best to Emily. So with the sappy stuff out of the way.. this is one I was on fence for B day.. but we didn't drink much Rose back then...
by Brad S c h i e r
July 9th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bourbon - Need advice
Replies: 29
Views: 3161

Re: Bourbon - Need advice

As a gift - I would want to give something unique.. which knocks out Blantons. Blantons is overrated in my opinion.. I had it head to head against EH Taylor Small batch and then single... and EHT destroyed it. Especially when you consider the price you most likely will have to pay for Blantons (ER 1...
by Brad S c h i e r
June 5th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominus 2017 - Released today
Replies: 14
Views: 1155

Re: Dominus 2017 - Released today

Andrew K. wrote: June 5th, 2020, 2:26 pm Meh. Prefer to pay $100 for aged bottles in pristine condition and ready to drink.
Not trying to flame here.. genuinely curious. Where are you seeing this for $100 in any decent to good vintage? If so - I am all over it. Benchmark is closer to $200.
by Brad S c h i e r
May 13th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 52
Views: 4532

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

I have bought and repurchased. Started with the 1855 and added the cru. We absolutely love them. So light and graceful and really showcases the wine. We had some Riedel on the patio this weekend and they felt like 5 pounds each. Night and day. I also love the decanters. Light and the little base on ...
by Brad S c h i e r
May 11th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer Cab 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1645

Re: Greer Cab 2018

I do not remember being offered the 2017 or 2018s either and 2016 is resting.. so had to go back and look at things. Greer released the 2016's September 4 , 2019 (or that is at least when I purchased). So I think schedule is : 2018 Magnums to be shipped next year are released today... 2017's to be r...
by Brad S c h i e r
April 29th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Austin Bbq Trip Report
Replies: 25
Views: 3342

Re: Austin Bbq Trip Report

Great report Dennis. I went to UT - and still never been to Franklins - it wasn't there many years ago when I was in school. Given I only get back for football games - not sure I see that changing. BTW - I went the Business route but had family that did the engineering program. If any questions - pl...
by Brad S c h i e r
April 29th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to look to next, cellar development
Replies: 59
Views: 3107

Re: Where to look to next, cellar development

I am going to take a bit of a different opinion to the marathon not a sprint - given the current situation. I am in my mid 40's and when I look back at my wine buying regrets - they begin with I did not buy enough at the dot com bust or the financial crisis. There were deals everywhere and I missed ...
by Brad S c h i e r
April 22nd, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Piper Cab 2010-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: WTB Piper Cab 2010-2015

Because I bought them all - JK - I did just reload on the 2016s though. They are absolutely outstanding.
by Brad S c h i e r
April 8th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 13471

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

Lot of places in Dallas doing half off of their list or at reatil pricing. I have not seen anyone go below retail quite yet. That bring said - some really good food options for buying meat and groceries.
by Brad S c h i e r
April 7th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6954

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

I was gifted a Weber Smokey Mountain for Christmas and I love it. I am running it 2-3X a week right now from chickens to pork to brisket. I am just using B&B charcoal briquettes and throw in some pecan or post oak logs. Throw a brined chicken on at 250 degrees for 3-4 hours and it will changes y...
by Brad S c h i e r
March 14th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Pomerol picks from 2016 in bottle
Replies: 26
Views: 2203

Re: Some Pomerol picks from 2016 in bottle

Thanks for notes. Damn I love pomerol. I know.. totally worthless post. But had to share.
by Brad S c h i e r
March 14th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 16979

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We were supposed to leave for Aruba today and cancelled. Have a Disney trip in April that am waiting to cancel until Disney officially closes the parks (only closed through March 31 as of now) so I have a bit more flexibility with them.

All summer plans on hold pending more info.
by Brad S c h i e r
February 10th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brane-Cantenac and Grand Puy Lacoste 2004
Replies: 15
Views: 1330

Re: Brane-Cantenac and Grand Puy Lacoste 2004

The 2004 Pichon Baron is a nice wine. Have not opened one in a couple years but have had it a half dozen times and always drinks wonderfully. Think it stays true to the house style.
by Brad S c h i e r
February 6th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!
Replies: 89
Views: 4528

Re: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!

What about a room inside a room? In other words.. a sitting area as you enter so you do not have to mess with the windows and doors. Say about 4X11. Then you can have a non weight bearing green rocked in wall with a door leading to about a 7X11 cellar. You would lose very little space as you still h...
by Brad S c h i e r
January 31st, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 301
Views: 21333

Re: Grassl Glassware

Mine arrived in Texas.. loved them so much.. added a decanter. Will add more next B day and will spin down others to parents lake house.
by Brad S c h i e r
January 28th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9689

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

24 bottles and 4 glasses. Would have bought more but I made mistake of estimating income taxes Sunday. Um yeah. Big thank you to the producers and stakeholders that not only put out offers but contributed in those threads to answer questions, bring insights, advice on drinking windows, etc. I read s...
by Brad S c h i e r
January 28th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 301
Views: 21333

Re: Grassl Glassware

I need a new decanter in the rotation. My wife just broke one last week, walked into the mudroom rocking her tennis bag like a bull in a china shop, and boom, shattered a decanter. Sweet that you have a decanter in the mudroom! Ha - I had same thought. What the heck is a Decanter doing in the mudro...
by Brad S c h i e r
January 28th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 301
Views: 21333

Re: Grassl Glassware

The more I read , the more I am excited. We have lots and lots of Riedel stems and the like - and while they get the job done.. they dont seem elegant or wow me. Limping in with a 4 pack and hope I enjoy and be wowed.
by Brad S c h i e r
January 27th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals
Replies: 104
Views: 7169

Re: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals

Fred- added a second order to make it a full case. Added some Cab. Folks, If you haven't had Fred's cabs - they are excellent and at a great price point. Definitely a more restrained style.
by Brad S c h i e r
January 27th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals
Replies: 104
Views: 7169

Re: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals

Got my Platt order in quick as I thought it might sell out. Might go back and add to it after this whole work thing quits getting in the way.
by Brad S c h i e r
January 24th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Scherrer Winery - at last!
Replies: 39
Views: 3045

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Scherrer Winery at last

This is like landing a 5 star recruit. I cannot wait for the offer. Love visiting with Fred and letting him pick out a mixed case for me after.
by Brad S c h i e r
January 23rd, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 4500

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

Well they had me until the Texas A&M reference. I guess you could call this a "Cult" Winery. I jest - been reading some good things and looking forward to trying some. Thanks for participating.

Brad (Longhorn affiliation to explain the above)
by Brad S c h i e r
January 22nd, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 5035

Re: Maybach Coming

Whats the thought process behind people passing this year? Honestly, for me it’s that the scores seem lower than past releases. I‘m not confident 2017 is a great vintage and given Napa doesn’t adjust pricing like Bordeaux, I’m passing. If I’m going to spend $200 on a bottle of wine, it better be da...
by Brad S c h i e r
January 21st, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 22999

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

I am debating between ordering more Rivers-Marie and less Occidental, as it is my first year on both lists. All the Occidental SVs are 100 (I have yet to try a SV Occidental). Any advice from some more seasoned experts? Not a seasoned expert my any means, but for me they scratch pretty different it...
by Brad S c h i e r
January 12th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Caribbean recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 3394

Re: Caribbean recommendations?

Thanks all. Lot of good options. That Rosewood property looks insane. Bonaire is A trip trip next year as part of an island hopping vacation. Hear it’s a very nice and quiet island with great diving. Scrub Island is on there. Looks secluded and nice as well. Never considered DR but I will research i...
by Brad S c h i e r
January 11th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Caribbean recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 3394

Re: Caribbean recommendations?

Thanks all. Bequia looks good but not Bonvoy and as this is a no kids trip , we want to accumulate or use points. Mark, funny you ,emotion Dorado. I actually have a hold at RC Dorado Beach but it is pricey and you can’t use or earn Bonvoy points. St Johns looks nice. Only thing available is 2 bedroo...
by Brad S c h i e r
January 10th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Caribbean recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 3394

Caribbean recommendations?

So kids will be at camp again this year and looking for place to go within Marriott Bonvoy family for a week in summer with just my wife. Last three years have been Grenada (La Luna) Grand Cayman (Ritz) and Aruba (Ritz). So looking for some place new? Any thoughts or great experiences you all have h...
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: 5476

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: 954

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: 47
Views: 4101

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: 47
Views: 4101

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: 2836

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: 2431

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: 7776

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: 7776

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: 1650

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: 4000

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: 4000

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: 4000

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: 53
Views: 8661

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: 11362

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: 1934

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: 1934

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...

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