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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: 100
Views: 8095

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: 27
Views: 622

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 your ...
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: 1996

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: 217
Views: 8079

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: 676

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: 84
Views: 3434

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: 170
Views: 8691

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: 9103

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: 170
Views: 8691

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: 170
Views: 8691

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: 103
Views: 5151

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: 103
Views: 5151

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: 2220

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: 3674

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: 4651

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: 21232

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: 18
Views: 1236

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: 18
Views: 1236

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: 18
Views: 1236

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: 3292

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: 896

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: 3312

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: 3312

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: 2755

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: 2378

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: 7211

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: 7211

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: 1563

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: 3869

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: 3869

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: 3869

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: 37
Views: 4956

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: 11013

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: 1866

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: 1866

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: 1362

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: 1551

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: 745

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: 758

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: 913

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: 3182

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: 8818

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: 531

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: 531

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: 531

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: 1274

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: 1884

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: 643

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...

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