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by brigcampbell
December 6th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4431

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

I have acquired some terrific wines from Richard Albert on B Days, I hope he is active that day! Ha! one of my favorite projects I worked on for BD. That first year, the UC Davis cellar master wines, it was California wine history for sale to any and all. Just amazing. We'll have to see what he com...
by brigcampbell
December 5th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4431

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

YLee wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 8:41 am
Would it be possible to get Di Costanzo onboard?
if you know him then ping him and ask. If he's interested I'll follow up.

I looked at his website and his wines are available only to list members and on allocation. Doesn't mean he wouldn't want to expand his market. let me know.
by brigcampbell
December 5th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 763

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

The Takeout: Nation’s oldest craft brewery saved in the nick of time.
https://thetakeout.com/boulder-beer-com ... 1840204597
by brigcampbell
December 4th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

Yes, of course. I forgot to follow up. I'll update tomorrow. If I can have January 4-10, I will have the theme BFRW. That's Big Red Wines. I will define that to mean wines that Alfert and Brad Kane would prefer not to have to drink. To be more specific, I will say wines made by Thomas Rivers Brown, ...
by brigcampbell
December 4th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 6559

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

He's gonna get creative for BD. I was on the phone with him today for 20 minutes talking through options.

The good news is he can have a bunch of options loaded up and then make a game day decision as which to offer based on the current state of affairs.
by brigcampbell
December 4th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 6559

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Scott from Lopa will be participating in Berserkerday 2020

More details coming for you bubble heads.
by brigcampbell
December 4th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4431

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Okay, we have a couple of champagne offers and a few other treats from a new participant. Scott from Lopa Wines is all in. Let's hope the tariffs don't screw this up... You know him, you love him because he really got Envoyer rocking and rolling but now he's doing his own thing. Here's a thread on w...
by brigcampbell
December 4th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4431

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

scamhi wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 12:41 pm
doing it on a Monday is a bad idea. I believe it will hurt sales.
Grand Cru on Sunday...
by brigcampbell
December 4th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 763

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

Most of these large breweries were way more interested in getting big than they were in making money. Most acquisitions are done at a multiple of barrelage, and ownership's exit strategy was/is to sell to someone bigger. More barrelage = better price. Brewing (like wine-making) is a difficult busin...
by brigcampbell
December 4th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 763

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

Most of these large breweries were way more interested in getting big than they were in making money. Most acquisitions are done at a multiple of barrelage, and ownership's exit strategy was/is to sell to someone bigger. More barrelage = better price. Brewing (like wine-making) is a difficult busin...
by brigcampbell
December 4th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck Top 100 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2686

Re: Dunnuck Top 100 2019

Have only had his #14 Ronan By Clinet, which I found to be extremely over-oaked. He lists it at $30 but I only paid $12/bottle. He also has quite of few modern St. Emilion on this list - does he have a preference for oaky reds? Maybe he'll pop in here and comment. He's seems like a really good guy ...
by brigcampbell
December 3rd, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 763

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

What do you make of this? Constellation dumping it? Macro craft beer is dead?

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Ballast Point sold for the second time in four years.
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/en ... four-years
by brigcampbell
December 3rd, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

Okay,

Week 2 post is started - it's all about Oregon wines.

Thanks to D@vid for sponsoring the week.

I'm off to plunder my cellar.

check it out viewtopic.php?f=1&t=165451
by brigcampbell
December 3rd, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4431

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Jeff_M. wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 9:44 am
Sounds like this is a total FOMO event and I must get a paid membership. Will have to take care of that shortly.
Yeah, it's clearly worth it just for BD and you support WB year around. win-win except for your credit card
by brigcampbell
December 2nd, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?

I strongly suggest Wachau. Its extremely beautiful, by the Danube with very small pretty villages. The biggest village to stay with a cute old town is Krems, especially the district of Stone on the Danube. Further along the Danube (north of the river) gets more picturesque but with smaller options....
by brigcampbell
December 1st, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 195652

Re: Official Costco Thread

Robert Parker Selection 100 pointers

The tag says 2006 but the bottles are 2009.
by brigcampbell
December 1st, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

PSA Sunday is the last day for FMIII Pinot thread.

Starting Wednesday it'll be David and all about Oregon. Gives you a reason to go shopping if you're light in the cellar.
by brigcampbell
November 30th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!

FYI the mobile formatting is a bit off since the winebid change. See the screenshot, the icons in the upper right corner of the post overlap your name.
by brigcampbell
November 30th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4734

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

  • 2016 Cattleya Pinot Noir Alma de Cattleya - USA, California, Sonoma County (11/30/2019)
    Like the many quality notes on this wine, cherry is the theme. Fruit forward aromas. Dark cherry and Kirsch note. Paired with turkey leftovers in the form of a giant sandwich.
Posted from CellarTracker
by brigcampbell
November 28th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4734

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

How funny is this, it's like a premonition. The note from long ago came true tonight. Freaky. 2008 Carlson Pinot Noir Las Hermanas - USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (11/28/2019) Kim said "Brig, where did this Carlson come from, it's been in my closet". Heck, never heard of it, let me...
by brigcampbell
November 27th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4734

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Clearly the best Pinot under $15 on the planet and can hang in the under $30 crowd if you like cranberry driven flavors. Shocking. 2018 Trader Joe's Pinot Noir Lot #193 Reserve - USA, California, Sonoma County (11/27/2019) Wow, this has some stuff. Brilliant red garnet color. Good acidity. Nose is d...
by brigcampbell
November 27th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands Charter
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: Virgin Islands Charter

We’ll be down the last half of April. Anegada is not to be missed. A land based trip there is also a good option. yeah, we tried Anegada the last time but time and seas were not permitting. We'll be "hanging" on the north side of the BVI for quite a few days so we can make the run when seas are calm.
by brigcampbell
November 27th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The new (redesigned!) WineBid Search Bar!!!

Just the floating winebid icon in the lower left corner seems much better...
by brigcampbell
November 26th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2016 Switchback Ridge Petites--Young Vines and Old Vines side by side
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: TNs: 2016 Switchback Ridge Petites--Young Vines and Old Vines side by side

2016 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Old Vine Block Peterson Family Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga (11/26/2019) whoa, whoa, whoa. This is labeled at 17.9% ABV? It's probably higher, a lot higher. Fruit comes across as pruned up and sweet blueberries. There are very aggressive tann...
by brigcampbell
November 26th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4734

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2013 Marie Courtin Champagne Efflorescence Extra Brut - France, Champagne (11/26/2019) It's not a great surprise this wine has zero dosage. It taste great but there's an underlying edginess to it which probably requires more cellar time. Strong lemon rind and nectarine flavors. Has a kick like a mu...
by brigcampbell
November 25th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4431

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Working on getting some additional players to participate. Have confirmation from one today that will be awesome. Should be a WB crowd pleaser. The one we've been emailing today? If so, yeah, that one will be a big time crowd pleaser Helicopter rides at Screaming Eagle. [stirthepothal.gif]
by brigcampbell
November 25th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4431

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Working on getting some additional players to participate. Have confirmation from one today that will be awesome.

Should be a WB crowd pleaser.
by brigcampbell
November 25th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

Okay, all the weeks are locked and loaded.

Looks like lots of fun stuff over the next 6 weeks.

See the original post for the weeks agenda
by brigcampbell
November 24th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4734

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

NV Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Fosse-Grely Pinot Noir Autrement - France, Champagne (11/24/2019) Whoa, champagne geek alert. Looks like an orange wine, obviously lots of skin contact. Zero dosage isn't a great surprise as it comes across as very angluar. Citrus and acid bite. Fun and tasty but a food w...
by brigcampbell
November 24th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands Charter
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: Virgin Islands Charter

Just booked The Moorings 51 Powercat for a week in March 2020.

We'll hit up some new islands this time, Anegada and Prickly Pear, plus the usual stops.

Can't wait.
by brigcampbell
November 23rd, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:44 pm
brigcampbell wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:37 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:29 pm
Brian Tuite - California Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
You got it my friend.

Does your lovely bride have a favorite charity?
No but this one hits home for me...GoFundMe - 7 Mechanics Lose Jobs and Tools in Devastating Fire
Excellent choice.
by brigcampbell
November 23rd, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:29 pm
Brian Tuite - California Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
You got it my friend.

Does your lovely bride have a favorite charity?
by brigcampbell
November 23rd, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4734

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

I would expect a man of your stature to be hanging 12 footers, not the kiddy 8'. I hate doing sheetrock work, but I love drinking wine. After a long day playing with joint compound we opened this 2014 Walter Hansel South Slope Pinot Noir . Pouring dark crimson, barnyardy garrigue on the nose. Lots o...
by brigcampbell
November 23rd, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New plantings in Barolo to be halted for 3 years starting in 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

Re: New plantings in Barolo to be halted for 3 years starting in 2020

Actually, I'm shocked there's any place left to plant new vines.
by brigcampbell
November 23rd, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

joeduncan wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 3:53 pm
I'll take Dec 18-25, against malaria foundation, theme is "outside your (wine) comfort zone"
Great theme!

Thanks, Joe. You got that week and I'll come knocking when it's time.
by brigcampbell
November 23rd, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

Okay.

All about Oregon it is my friend.

Any takers for that last weeks?
by brigcampbell
November 23rd, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4734

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2017 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (11/23/2019) I liked this because it backs away, slightly, from the lush WS house style with some herbal flavors. It's still juicy and fun ripe red fruit. Dark and concentrated color. Posted from Cel...
by brigcampbell
November 21st, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 763

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

Yes, but I would be very surprised if they don't approve it. New Belgium went from selling 955,000 barrels in 2017 to selling 849,000 barrels in 2018. The market share for large regionals has not been doing well for the last couple of years, and is unlikely to change for the better in the next coup...
by brigcampbell
November 21st, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

I am going to step out of my comfort zone, and have December 4-11 be all about Oregon. Good for you and good for us! OK berserkers, you have a reason to visit the local wine shop. Tell the significant other it's for "charity" and you want to do your part. Also, lots of things coming from Oregon oth...
by brigcampbell
November 21st, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4734

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Mike, thank you for the additional support. This is appreciated. And, also wanted to pass on the good news that a matching donor, who has generously done this just about every year I have held this challenge, this Wine Berserker donor has agreed to match my donation. So, for those of you that will ...
by brigcampbell
November 21st, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir "Ten" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)
Replies: 22
Views: 1563

Re: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir "Ten" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

Brig - you've inspired me to pick up a Botella off WineBid! Do it. And I have one '08 Botella left so if we run into each other in Socal (I'm in MV) and I can talk the warden into parting ways, I'll open it. Botella was the bottling of the young/immature vines. Back in the day, it was going for les...
by brigcampbell
November 20th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir "Ten" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)
Replies: 22
Views: 1563

Re: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir "Ten" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

Bryan, I've always been hip! LOL 2005 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Botella - USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (11/19/2017) Very curious as to what this bottle had evolved into after 12 years. Very good news as it's still quite youthful and botella continues to be my favorite of the lineup. Ni...
by brigcampbell
November 20th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

Brig, I'll step up and take the Dec 11-18 week. The charity will be Semper Fi. For a theme I'm thinking "Wines of the Loire". Let me know what else you need from me to get it going. Thanks, -Jim Nice charity. You're good to go for now, I'll ping you when the time comes and I've posted your thread. ...
by brigcampbell
November 20th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fukushima’s Nuclear Signature Found in California Wine
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Fukushima’s Nuclear Signature Found in California Wine

Chris Seiber wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 2:42 pm

I saw an article with a big headline in the LA Times recently. It proclaimed that "Microplastics are found in Lake Tahoe’s waters for first time ever."
probably plastic worms used for fishing.
by brigcampbell
November 20th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 2:26 pm
I will take December 4-11. It will be for Dakin Humane Society as per usual. Themes TBD.
I haven't finished spell checking!!! LOL

done, thanks. [cheers.gif]
by brigcampbell
November 20th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4734

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Okay homie,

The Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity master thread is posted to track all the weeks.

Click on the link for the rules and regulations.

Plus, we are looking for sponsors for a few weeks.

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by brigcampbell
November 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

Who's in for a host week for a good cause? Looking for hosts interested in supporting their favorite charities. How do you do it? Post the week you want right into this thread, just like David did down below. Pick a charity, theme, and format. Post it right here. I do all the work for you starting t...
by brigcampbell
November 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 898

Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

A Wineberserker Public Service Announcement The 7th annual Virtual Tasting Series (VTS) is ready to go. The first week for 2019 kicks off the week before Thanksgiving and runs through December 1st giving those time to post a tasting note into the thread. Each week is hosted by a fellow Wineberserke...
by brigcampbell
November 19th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir "Ten" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)
Replies: 22
Views: 1563

Re: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir "Ten" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

The "Ten" is pretty heavily oaked, and sometimes that resolves nicely with 10+ years aging, but even then, I'm less a fan than the Southing and Botella bottles. Those wines age well and are significantly better at age 7-15 than in their early years. I have always preferred the Botella. Go figure...

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