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by Peter Kleban
July 12th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 84
Views: 3726

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

I see the formation of a "where did this Becheur wine come from?" WB detective squad. champagne.gif [cheers.gif]
by Peter Kleban
July 12th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures
Replies: 14
Views: 1109

Re: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures

Thanks, Kevin. Quite a lineup. Wish I had more like that!

Did you take any Covid precautions beyond being only six and on a porch? Just curious.
by Peter Kleban
July 4th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 84
Views: 3726

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

Just ordered a six-pack (to complement the six-pack of PN I ordered yesterday). I've had five different cuvées or vintages of his wines so far. Really liked them all. Subtle but interesting.
by Peter Kleban
June 25th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1350
Views: 80572

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Nola Palomar wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 2:07 pm
I just don't know how much more fight I have left in me.
Nola: just remember "non illegitimi carborundum"*





*don't let the bastards wear you down
by Peter Kleban
June 14th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bêcheur Pinot Noir
Replies: 0
Views: 202

TN: 2014 Bêcheur Pinot Noir

2014 Bêcheur Pinot Noir - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (6/7/2020) *** Hardly any nose. A pretty ruby red color. At first sip, it seems to waft by with almost no presence. What's going on here? Did I miss something? But with a bit of time it picks up weight and even gravi...
by Peter Kleban
June 10th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $15 whites
Replies: 42
Views: 1143

Re: Sub $15 whites

Try Paetra wines. They were having a half price sale, not sure if it's still on (at half price, everything is under $15) https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=168231&hilit=Paetra You can just PM or email Bill Hooper, he'll let you know. Even at the regular price, these are a grea...
by Peter Kleban
June 6th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 403
Views: 24515

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 11:20 am
From my tastings (Panzer bottles) the red is just fine. The white is a complete mess, as Robert told me.
Did you decant the red? I got a couple from Rob, but haven't opened one yet.
by Peter Kleban
May 25th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition

I've used TransferWise several times to get euros from a French bank sent to my US account. Works very smoothly, great fees--you get the real exchange rate and then pay a small fee, good service (for the one hang-up I had, due to the French bank). Takes 2 - 3 days to complete the transaction.
by Peter Kleban
May 24th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4148

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

Jonathan Kalman wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 8:31 am
I only have a few full size bottles and it is hard to find an occasion to open these. On the other hand 375's are ideal and we go through 10/12 a year.
Do you drink them with dessert, or in some other setting? Asking for a friend. [cheers.gif]
by Peter Kleban
May 24th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4148

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

I have exactly the same problem. Except that the number of sweet wines in your cellar is not so far from the number of wines in mine! Oh well, no surprise, I'm not in the same league. I stopped buying sweeties some time ago. The ones I have just sit there waiting for the special occasion that never ...
by Peter Kleban
May 17th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring
Replies: 57
Views: 2551

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

Yes, this is really useful information. Not so easy to come by otherwise. Thanks much, William. Let's hope you start a trend. After all, any vineyard could post pictures like this if they wanted to, though admittedly it's not a completely trivial amount of work and one would need some way of keeping...
by Peter Kleban
May 16th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First drink after recovering from COVID-19
Replies: 37
Views: 1518

Re: First drink after recovering from COVID-19

Glad to hear you've recovered. Long life and good health to you! champagne.gif
by Peter Kleban
May 5th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 5680

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

We had a Pinot Gris the other day. Really delicious!
by Peter Kleban
May 3rd, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Butterfly Effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Butterfly Effect?

I'd think this refers to the "butterfly effect" in physics or math, which is the idea that a small change (as might be set off by a butterfly going by) can over time get magnified into a very large change like a storm. This can happen in chaotic systems, like the weather. Don't ask me what that has ...
by Peter Kleban
April 28th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: ***SOLD OUT***Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)
Replies: 32
Views: 3153

Re: Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)

Here it is (and BTW three stars is my highest rating for any wine so far) 2018 Bêcheur Chardonnay - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (4/24/2020) *** C: very light yellow N: inviting P: Opens very subtle, with a slight creaminess. Not as acid as other Terriens I've had, and the acidity w...
by Peter Kleban
April 27th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Carignane Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Carignane Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards

My TN:\\ 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Carignane Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards - USA, California, North Coast, Redwood Valley (4/17/2020) Opened with a very lively freshness and considerable interest. After a few minutes it shut down. Still OK, but muted. After three days in the fridge with a Repour, it emerge...
by Peter Kleban
April 26th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2013 Beta Vare Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 D&R Rodnick Farm Mourvèdre
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: TNs: 2013 Beta Vare, 2018 D&R Rodnick

Had a bottle of the D&R Rodnick for Thanksgiving 2018--it wasn't ready yet. I left a TN on CT if you want more details. Still have two asleep downstairs, I'll let them wait for now.

PS before '18, this was called Antle.
by Peter Kleban
April 25th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: ***SOLD OUT***Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)
Replies: 32
Views: 3153

Re: Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)

Opened our first one last night. This wine is just fabulous, perhaps the best Chardonnay I've ever drunk. I'll post a full TN soon, but what struck me most was the sophistication and elegance. Thanks so much, Michael!
by Peter Kleban
April 22nd, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 5680

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

Hi Bill, Got my order the other day. You outsmarted me! I ordered the wine from your website in the usual way, which meant paying the usual tariff, because I feel bad about paying you half price for all your good work, especially in our present circumstances (no reflection on anyone else implied her...
by Peter Kleban
April 22nd, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 5680

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

I’ve tried half a dozen wines from Oregon from different producers. Most were extremely granite forward, which isn’t something I personally enjoy. Are these wines similar? Hi Tinah, welcome to WineBerserkers! I hope, like me, you enjoy it here and learn a lot about wine. Re Paetra, I wouldn't call ...
by Peter Kleban
April 22nd, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?
Replies: 41
Views: 2274

Re: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?

OK. I figured you were, but wasn't sure.

In any case, stay well down there. Bet my boots there will be a tremendous surge of cases in GA in 2-3 weeks. Sorry you will have to live through such challenges, esp when they're due to stupidity and nothing more.
by Peter Kleban
April 21st, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?
Replies: 41
Views: 2274

Re: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?

Woohoo! Restaurants in GA allowed to re-open on Monday, April 27, after nail salons, barbers, gyms, and tattoo parlors on Friday. This weekend I am getting a haircut, tattoo, leg day at the gym and going out for sushi Monday night [wink.gif] [tease.gif] Dennis--don't know if you're joking or not, b...
by Peter Kleban
April 16th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Winston Churchill Was Drinking During the Blitz.
Replies: 41
Views: 2610

Re: What Winston Churchill Was Drinking During the Blitz.

[cheers.gif] I wonder how many of them François Audouze has drunk. [cheers.gif]
by Peter Kleban
April 14th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: ***SOLD OUT***Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)
Replies: 32
Views: 3153

Re: Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)

Just ordered some of these. Sounds really good, and if Michael Terrien recommends it, I'm for it!
by Peter Kleban
April 11th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 165
Views: 6559

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

My order arrived some days ago. More important, we used some Ventresca in a salad nicoise (topped with dressing made with Veleta EVOO, of course!), That fish is amazing, just soooo good. Thank you, Nola flirtysmile
by Peter Kleban
March 29th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 26
Views: 1954

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Fun video, but is it OK to drink Beaujolais if you did not attend Oxford or Cambridge?
Only if you can pronounce "Beaujolais" correctly. neener [cheers.gif]
by Peter Kleban
March 22nd, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Aging
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: Wine Aging

Welcome, Jelana hope you enjoy it here. Price and quality are all over the map with wines. There is a correlation—more expensive wines tend to taste better, but don’t bet on it. One reason is that people have very different tastes, so one person may love a wine that another can’t stand. Then wines f...
by Peter Kleban
March 13th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7883

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

As I understand it, there are two main ways it's transmitted: !. By an infected person sneezing or coughing (or maybe even heavy breathing, I'm not sure about that) and you breathing in some of it. It's recommended to stay 6 ft. away from anyone with the virus to prevent this. Of course, people are ...
by Peter Kleban
February 24th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 57
Views: 3805

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

Yes, we are lucky to have him posting here. Who else has such vast experience, perspective and so great a talent for explaining what he finds in these old wines? Whenever I see a new post of his, I wonder what adventure awaits, and I am never disappointed. Thank you, François!
by Peter Kleban
February 22nd, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: TN: 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale

Thanks for the TN, Dale. Montenidoli puts out some great wines. The only Vernaccia I've tried was the 2011, which I enjoyed very much (see my TN on CT), except for the last bottle in 2017 which was a bit over the hill. Actually, my experience with the Chianti Colli Senesi and the Canaiuolo (a rosé) ...
by Peter Kleban
February 15th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: TN: 2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados

Interesting. I still have a bottle of the '08 I think, have to give it a try.
by Peter Kleban
February 15th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession
Replies: 49
Views: 4240

Re: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession

Welcome, Andrew! Nice to see another D&R fan--their wines really are irresistible (storage be damned!)
by Peter Kleban
February 10th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2475
Views: 153447

Re: New York City Restaurants

We were at Marea on Jan. 26 as part of a party of eight. Sorry to say, as others have reported here, it was not up to what it's been (we were there about a year ago and that meal was much better). A little more specifically, one appetizer was excellent (I don't recall the name, but it was similar to...
by Peter Kleban
February 10th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Terrien Wines Chardonnay 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 223

TN: Terrien Wines Chardonnay 2015

A BD11 purchase: 2015 Terrien Wines Chardonnay - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (2/9/2020) *** This was my first Terrien in some years . I thought about opening it. When would be the best time? What if was a bad bottle? The grapes are from a different vineyard than the others I’d had,...
by Peter Kleban
February 2nd, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Terrien Wines - dynamic pricing and 50% disco
Replies: 44
Views: 2490

Re: Terrien Wines - dynamic pricing and 50% disco

Just got my six bottles. Looking forward to them. Thanks again, Michael!
by Peter Kleban
January 30th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com
Replies: 81
Views: 8635

Re: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com

Nah, it's Todd and his team of Enforcers... Enough to make anyone in the wine world quake with fear.
by Peter Kleban
January 27th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Terrien Wines - dynamic pricing and 50% disco
Replies: 44
Views: 2490

Re: Terrien Wines - dynamic pricing and 50% disco

BTW Terrien is served by some high-end restos, including The French Laundry https://www.crushdistributors.com/winery/terrien/ Oh gosh -- TFL hasn't served it for some time. But the 2012 is at Benno ($25/glass) right now. Well, TFL needs to get its act back together! [snort.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Peter Kleban
January 25th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 161
Views: 18588

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

Can't go wrong with Nola's offerings. I've had just about all of them. The Sherry vinegar is great, go for it! Don't think I've tried her balsamic yet, so this is clearly the year for it.
by Peter Kleban
January 24th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Terrien Wines
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Terrien Wines

A dry blueberry sparkler sounds unique. It is quite unique, and very fun to make cocktails with. But, his blueberry sparkler is made under a different label (Bluet) and I don't think is going to be part of this offer. Terrien Wines makes Chards from Sonoma, and Pinots. Planning to try that blueberr...
by Peter Kleban
January 24th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty
Replies: 28
Views: 1435

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty

[wow.gif] [cheers.gif] neener Now I have to grow a beard so I can try this
by Peter Kleban
January 24th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries
Replies: 20
Views: 1803

Re: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries

Michael Terrien makes a really nice Chard. Very high quality. From Sonoma, but it's more Burgundian style.

He does Pinot Noir too, but I haven't had one yet.
by Peter Kleban
January 15th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Slovenian Riesling

One of them was ruled by King Nogoodnik, I forget which.

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