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by brigcampbell
January 23rd, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1238

Re: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?

It's quite simple. Only spend your disposable income on berserkerday offerings.

Use the kid's college fund for auction items.

Problem solved. You're welcome.
by brigcampbell
January 23rd, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Keller Estate
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Keller Estate

Mark Y wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 3:34 pm
Welcome! Look forward to seeing the offering

Admittedly seeing the title of the thread I nearly flipped out thinking it’s the German Keller. :)
Their offers are limited but ridiculous. First come first serve. Just sayin.
by brigcampbell
January 23rd, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: West of Temperance
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: West of Temperance

Dan Hammer wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 8:25 am
I just read the thread from last year. Looks like I missed out. That won't happen this year.
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=148192

Dan
Good people!
by brigcampbell
January 23rd, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Vincent Wine Company in Oregon

Good pinot here my friends. The gamay is sitting on my bar top ready to get it's cork pulled.
by brigcampbell
January 22nd, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain

We're not supposed to talk about auction items until they're released on BD.

So I won't mention that Nola has donated a place next to her winery for Berserkers to stay in Spain for up to a month. [training.gif]
by brigcampbell
January 22nd, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - FAQ/Info/Discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 6374

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - FAQ/Info/Discussion

Hi Todd, I read your threads and understand you will be posting offers starting 1/27 at 7:30 am. Should I offer my high end wines like Sparkling and Reserve Pinot or low end at a very good price? Can I more than one offer? My understanding is I need to send you my offers to post? How do I put infor...
by brigcampbell
January 22nd, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Biggio Hamina Cellars
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Biggio Hamina Cellars

Mr Hamina is also one of the more caring and thoughtful people on the planet. You'll see more of that on display during the auctions at the conclusion of BD 10.
by brigcampbell
January 17th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 127
Views: 4760

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 8:35 pm
The cru worked great with the white burg I had tonight.
The crü is really a superb stem. I like that one.

The warden prefers the tulip shape of the... Help me here... As it feels better in her hand and it's sexy, no doubt.
by brigcampbell
January 17th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1238

Re: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?

Really good advice from all the post by experienced BD veterans. Interesting the comments about CT. I'm a CT fan and Eric has agreed to allow CT notes in BD offerings and has for several years. But not all do it. There's an affinity to the big name critics which probably is important in typical reta...
by brigcampbell
January 17th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1238

Re: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?

Jud Reis wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Definitely have a plan based on previews. The offers come so fast and furious it can easily get overwhelming.
Then we've succeeded! [cheers.gif]

As you know, the insanity of it all is the charm. It's becoming totally unmanageable and I can't wait!

[berserker.gif]
by brigcampbell
January 12th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 127
Views: 4760

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

by brigcampbell
January 12th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 127
Views: 4760

Re: Grassl Glass 1855 reviews

I have one each, there are 4 designs in the series. Here's a picture of the cru and 1855 models at work. A friend and I are drinking craft beer from the stems which I prefer to a clunky glass. It's that or just the bottle. [berserker.gif] I like it when the beers have some unique flavors. For exampl...
by brigcampbell
January 11th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traveling to Malibu and Laguna - Wine questions
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Traveling to Malibu and Laguna - Wine questions

Broadway in Laguna for food. Awesome.

K-ya in laguna for the insane roof top view and tapas downstairs.

Envoyer has only 30 to 50 bottles on their shelf. It's definitely not a retail spot.

I work 100ft across the street from them so if you're in the hood let me know.
by brigcampbell
January 10th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Liquid Farm Chardonnay La Hermana
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: TN: 2015 Liquid Farm Chardonnay La Hermana

You'll get a shot at BerserkerDay to pick up some LF. Always a BD favorite.
by brigcampbell
January 10th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 2617

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

[berserker.gif]

Get your helmet on cause this is gonna get crazy...
by brigcampbell
January 10th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - FAQ/Info/Discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 6374

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread - FAQ/Info/Discussion

Awesome story. Jeff Nelson, proprietor of Liquid Farm winery, is living proof of French’s assessment. According to Nelson, BerserkerDay has been critical to his winery’s growth. Nelson garnered a small following in Los Angeles for his Chardonnay and Rose but he credits WineBerserkers with launching ...
by brigcampbell
January 8th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calling all those who have taken high res photos at Berserker Events!
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Calling all those who have taken high res photos at Berserker Events!

I'm sharing a Google Photos album from the pig roast in Lompoc.

Francine took a lot of pictures at that event.
by brigcampbell
January 8th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - FAQ/Info/Discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 6374

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread - FAQ/Info/Discussion

larry schaffer wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Anyone hitting up Envoyer? I'm sure they'd be willing to take part - based on how much $$$$ those on the board give to them, no?

Cheers
Done.

I'm looking out my office window into the Envoyer parking lot. Seriously. [cheers.gif]

I'll walk in there tomorrow and have a little talk.
by brigcampbell
January 3rd, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - FAQ/Info/Discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 6374

Re: Berserker Day X

Todd, Curious if you can provide some stats for us: 1) How many new folks have joined on the site since Jan 1, 2018? 2) How many more 'active members' do we have in that time - folks who post X times per year? Cheers! The Member list in Quick links lists all of them, including inactive ones, but lo...
by brigcampbell
January 2nd, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2018 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 38
Views: 1290

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2018 - WB Charity ***README***

Happy New Year, WBers.

This wraps up the last week of the virtual tasting for charity in 2018, another enjoyable and worthy effort made by all.

Shout out to the weekly hosts, matching people, and the numerous anonymous donors to all the causes.

We will see you next thanksgiving.
by brigcampbell
December 31st, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 1599

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jud Reis wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 3:15 pm
NV Fallet-Prevostat Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut - Chalky apple, honey and lemon on the nose. Very crisp, creamy apple and limestone on the palate. A lovely way to start New Year’s Eve!
Paired with fish sticks? LOL
by brigcampbell
December 31st, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 1599

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

2006 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé Rosé - France, Champagne (12/30/2018) Came across as a big house rose with rich sweet strawberry and light oxidation. Medium plus weight, could have used a pop of acidity to lighten it up. https://cdn.ct-static.com/labels/743379.jpg NV Frédéric Savart...
by brigcampbell
December 30th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: TN: 2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch

I'll get a formal note up later but tasted blind. I called Napa cab / BDX blend. It was actually the gals that said BDX blend and I agreed. Ann & Jenn have very strong palates and they're not to be messed with. While it is fruit forward and flavorful it's not over the line like some of the cult wine...
by brigcampbell
December 30th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 1599

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Oh, Jay's gonna pay...

Viet, Jeff, Frank, Cris, and Brig.

Notes coming from all plus one more WB not pictured.
by brigcampbell
December 27th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 1599

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Chief Justice Roberts has agreed to hear my case.

Just sent him a case of growers bubbles.
by brigcampbell
December 27th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 1599

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

2012 Nathalie Falmet Champagne Terra, Blanc des Blancs - France, Champagne (12/27/2018) This showed very young and one dimensional as the mid palate dropped off quickly. Lean and edgy with strong acid, apple on the attack, salinity with citrus flavors at the finish. NV Moussé Fils Champagne l'Extra...
by brigcampbell
December 26th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Week in Northern Rhone 12/18 - From CT
Replies: 23
Views: 1294

Re: A Week in Northern Rhone 12/18 - From CT

Stumbled across this recent, very well done (Alan Rath quality) write-up on a trip to Northern Rhone, hitting many board favorites like Jamet and Gonon: https://www.cellartracker.com/event.asp?iEvent=40322&searchId=9ACE8238%23selected%253DW1146465_1_K211d0c8d0d0635018e1ac8f13f6172c0 We need to get ...
by brigcampbell
December 25th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 1599

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Starts tomorrow officially but Ive been starting the threads a day early this year. Just worked out better logistically and the overlap gives more visibility to both threads.

Jay will jump in later and spell out the details.
by brigcampbell
December 25th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2018 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 38
Views: 1290

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2018 - WB Charity ***README***

Frank Murray III wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Jay, paging Jay...put down the Jets gear and the Saxum, get your thread posted with what the hell we are doing starting tomorrow so I can get after it. [drinkers.gif]

I've got it started, bubbles!! viewtopic.php?f=1&t=156928 champagne.gif
by brigcampbell
December 23rd, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: TN: 2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley

Curious about your buddy’s Pinot vineyard. I thought it would still be too warm. I went up and tested some Merlot and Cab back in Sept in De Luz and it was a hot mess. The pH’s were all in the 4-4.1 range at 25-26 brix. I did get some Petit Verdot in Fallbrook that was better than expected. We’re h...
by brigcampbell
December 23rd, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: TN: 2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley

Tom, before my time...

Which wine under Eli? The cab? He sold the winery in 1984 so I never tasted them and many of the wines were California or Paso designated like the popular chardonnay.
by brigcampbell
December 23rd, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle Dinner (1978, '82, '83, '85, '88, '90, '95, '97, '98, '99, 09)
Replies: 27
Views: 1102

Re: TN: Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle Dinner (1978, '82, '83, '85, '88, '90, '95, '97, '98, '99, 09)

Good to read notes. I've a lone 1995 that I'm wondering about. 1995: Good wine, but not great, still slightly tannic and on the acidic side and lacking a bit depth ... (1996 and 1997 are better imho) Last I had the 1995 was 12+ years ago and set-up a modest expectation with this 1995 bottle. Yeah, ...
by brigcampbell
December 23rd, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: 2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley

Is there anything good from Temecula? My inlaws live 30 minutes from there and I could only find a decant Syrah but it was $45 so of course a pass. No. There's potential west of Temecula in an area called DeLuz which is towards oceanside. Mark from Crawford Family has planted a large vineyard there...
by brigcampbell
December 22nd, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: 2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley

Favorite quote from the label "unexpected duel nature of Cabernet Sauvignon"

Larry, with the jersey girls tonight. They send their love to you and the kids.
by brigcampbell
December 22nd, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 386

TN: 2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley

2017 Wilson Creek White Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley - USA, California, South Coast, Temecula Valley (12/22/2018) Oh no... I didn't want to open it but it was gift. Expectatations? Low. Has to be sweet and goopy? Wow, undrinkable. The back label clearly explains it all. https://cdn.ct-static....
by brigcampbell
December 22nd, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 890

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

WTF is Kombucha? 7% ABV grapefruit, hibiscus and heather. Aromas like a cocktail, maybe aperol. Reminds me of a flavored seltzer from the mouthfeel. Pink grapefruit and herbal flavors. Very refreshing. Great summer drink.
by brigcampbell
December 22nd, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 890

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Latitude 33 Mangoveza

Hint of mango on the nose, not sweet at all. Medium weight and a spicy red pepper note on the palate. Nice counter to the garlic wings.
by brigcampbell
December 22nd, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 890

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Went to my local beer monger and he had two cases of Pliny the Elder in front of the register with a sign saying "one per customer". Alright, I'll take mine.

Strong pine sap and needles. Light citrus and a lemon rind finish. Definitely the longest finish for a beer, quite impressive.
by brigcampbell
December 18th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 890

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Torres Pines IPA. Nice hops but fairly heavy clove and baking spice. It's a food beer for me because of the richness. I needed two glasses to confirm. [berserker.gif]
by brigcampbell
December 18th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Possa CinqueTerre Bianco '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: TN: Possa CinqueTerre Bianco '17...(short/boring)

with a pasta covered in pesto genovese

The good life. [cheers.gif]
by brigcampbell
December 18th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Possa CinqueTerre Bianco '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: TN: Possa CinqueTerre Bianco '17...(short/boring)

great wines and one of the best hikes in the world through the vineyards overlooking the sea. I've done the entire trail from Riomaggario to Montorosso.

Stunning.
by brigcampbell
December 18th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15842
Views: 371143

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

hey guys, our own Rick Allen is hosting a beer tasting challenge for a charity. just post your notes over here and he'll donate to a great cause.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=156747
by brigcampbell
December 15th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund
Replies: 56
Views: 1053

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series (12/12 - 12/19) - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

1996 Les Forts de Latour - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (12/15/2018) Pulled from Brent & Laurie's cellar. Wow, this was incredibly youthful, pop n pour, but showed beautifully. Classic BDX. There's strong graphite and dark fruit. Wonder what a decant would have done. https://cdn.ct-static.com/...
by brigcampbell
December 15th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gift: Wine club recomendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Gift: Wine club recomendations?

BIL wants to get his team a wine gift, club gig where they send a couple of bottles every month.

Lives in NJ. Looking for recommendations.

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