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by brigcampbell
March 28th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 23
Views: 1946

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 2:34 pm
I got 99 problems, but a chard ain’t one.
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by brigcampbell
March 28th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Happy Hour with Family
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Virtual Happy Hour with Family

Just had a virtual Happy hour for the family across the country. They bitched why. It was great, opened wine, cocktails and snacks. Opened a denner mourvdre that I had purchased with my FIL. Everyone had a blast. Doing another tommorow night. www.freeconferencecall.com for others that might be inter...
by brigcampbell
March 27th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!
Replies: 31
Views: 1434

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

And, since he told me he’d ship it in early a March, I was concerned it may have already been shipped. Ive had a few boxes delivered to other houses due to my twisting neighborhood roads confusing street signs. In the email, I told him there was no hurry. I do have wine! FYI, in a post on Facebook ...
by brigcampbell
March 22nd, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any tips on Video Tastings?
Replies: 18
Views: 442

Re: Any tips on Video Tastings?

Zoom is super easy. Load the app and click on the link from the organizer. FMIII, Seiber, and Sean jumped on one last night since we had to cancel our dinner. It was fun. Wine talk was nice but catching up was better. I felt good afterwards. I'd say just jump on even if you're not a geek. Chicken so...
by brigcampbell
March 18th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands Charter
Replies: 25
Views: 3126

Re: Virgin Islands Charter

Brig - It seems details are still not clear, but check this out if you haven't already. https://bvi.gov.vg/media-centre/revised-bvi-quarantine-advisory Click on the PDF at the bottom under "File". Yeah, we're out as of yesterday. A couple that was traveling with us has two kids in college and a sen...
by brigcampbell
March 17th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Biggio Hamina Wine are you Drinking Today?
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: What Biggio Hamina Wine are you Drinking Today?

Oh, I'll play.

Let me find something for tomorrow.
by brigcampbell
March 17th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?

Brother throws out some crazy mountains we should climb. I suggest we do Whitney to simmer but keep the flames going! Hey that’s a big step down from Denali, Everest (base) ect ect ect. Never got to Sequoia when I was young so it seems like a great fit. Questions! I’m now an out of shape Clevelande...
by brigcampbell
March 16th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3491

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

We opened a 2013 Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay recently. Big time crowd pleaser in the house. This was drinking beautifully. The 14 and 15 probably won't last long in the cellar now. I just pulled the '13 chardonnay from the box and put in the refrigerator. Now we're talking! I had to work till 1045pm...
by brigcampbell
March 13th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your favorite CT bottle photos?
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: What are your favorite CT bottle photos?

Buzz's counter top is in a shitload of CT photos.

I'm paying to have him install a granite slab. LOL
by brigcampbell
March 13th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines To Pair With...Corned Beef!!!
Replies: 101
Views: 8215

Re: Wines To Pair With...Corned Beef!!!

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 2:46 pm
I like the idea Kabinett. I imagine the sweetness will play well with the deli meat's saltiness.
I'm giving a Carlisle Zin a spin and if it doesn't work out I just won't eat the corned beef. [cheers.gif]
by brigcampbell
March 13th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3491

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

Jeff_M. wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 7:03 am
We opened a 2013 Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay recently. Big time crowd pleaser in the house. This was drinking beautifully. The 14 and 15 probably won't last long in the cellar now.
I just pulled the '13 chardonnay from the box and put in the refrigerator.
by brigcampbell
March 13th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3491

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

Challenge accepted! Like others, I should have purchased more so I'm not hoarding. Fred said he will be back next year for BD12 so I got that going for me. Brig you start this thread 6 weeks ago and you only have one tasting note? Come on man, get with the program! Couldn't resist, opened another of...
by brigcampbell
March 11th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4272

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

It's like reviewing a book and knowing based on the cover it can only do so well. That's an apt analogy: indeed I would say that if a literary critic were giving points to prose, from short stories to long novels, it would be understandable to reserve scores close to 100 points to long novels which...
by brigcampbell
March 11th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4272

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

It's a great way to express enthusiasm about the many wonderful passetoutgrains, bourgogne rouge or blanc and the likes, without giving them scores which are reserved for DRC's. Then why use the 100 point scale since you know that you'll never give a particular wine a "DRC score" because it's reser...
by brigcampbell
March 10th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands Charter
Replies: 25
Views: 3126

Re: Virgin Islands Charter

Brig, Ryan, have you done your trips yet or are they still upcoming? I hear the Sandbox on Prickly Pear opened a few days ago. No mooring balls yet, but good holding if at anchor. Or a pretty easy dinghy from Leverick. 5 ish weeks of tax season left then I'm out of here! Hey, Chris. We fly out Marc...
by brigcampbell
March 10th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Stumping in Los Olivos--Tercero, Dragonette, Liquid Farm
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: TNs--Stumping in Los Olivos--Tercero, Dragonette, Liquid Farm

Pro Tip: take a picture of your tasting notes with your phone

I lost about 50 notes when I couldn't find my booklet. Not letting that happen again.
by brigcampbell
March 10th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers
Replies: 129
Views: 5507

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers

My wines just landed, thank you Marcus, and I look forward to participating in all the fuss after I start pulling corks! Hello! Welcome to the Goodfellow Family Cellars Berserker Day 11 thread! Thank you for participating in Berserker Day 11, I know you have a record number of producers offering thi...
by brigcampbell
March 9th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4247

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

I'm going to fix the white table for next year. Not sure how, exactly... I've been thinking about this because it's never been "right" since the number of whites exploded from 6-8 bottles on a small table next to the fireplace to taking up the entire wine room that one year. Remember when people tha...
by brigcampbell
March 9th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4272

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

If only the reviewers tasted blind the problem would be solved.

Much to their surprise.
by brigcampbell
March 5th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 195
Views: 11474

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

On a whim I decided to drink champagne from a cru glass tonight; it’s actually a little more expressive. I like it! I would agree. the downside for people that love the fizz, any wide bottomed glass will dissipate the bubble much quicker. BTW - I found a flaw in the glass design. If you drop a bott...
by brigcampbell
March 4th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 8623

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Regarding Courtin: i like enjoy a little "rounding". I enjoy ripping acid with food and more weight for sippin, swirling, and geek out. Champagne, all of it, is on its own planet. I'm thankful I have friends that have enlightened me. I’m trying to buy more, I’m becoming disgruntled when the descrip...
by brigcampbell
March 2nd, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4247

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

I've never been shy about Falstaff and it's potential. Put it up there with Platt. 2017 Kutch Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (9/1/2019) Classic. Medium garnet color. Red berry, wood, and stems are showing. Very good structure and basis of tannins. 2017 Ku...
by brigcampbell
March 2nd, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4247

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

I am stoked to read that many found Trout Gulch to appeal to them. When it was in tank a short few weeks ago I said to a friend that I felt it was in my top 4 best wines I have ever made. Which of the top three spots is occupied by the 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay? I'm still hoarding three ...
by brigcampbell
March 2nd, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens
Replies: 18
Views: 653

Re: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens

Three full days in Athens is two too many its not 3 full days in athens, its 3 nights. We'll get to Athens via ferry from Naxos, so I assume that is around 12-2pm or so. Then transit to the hotel, check in, etc. My guess is we would check in, walk around a bit to get our senses on direction in the ...
by brigcampbell
March 1st, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Croatia Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: Croatia Recommendations?

Literally on the phone tonight taking about this trip.
by brigcampbell
March 1st, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ProWein 2020, VinItaly both will be rescheduled?
Replies: 25
Views: 2519

Re: ProWein 2020, to be rescheduled

I believe it is level 4. Also, unless each European country closes its borders, in theory, all people visiting France (as an example) could, in theory, be coming into contact with people from Italy, or Germany (the second most affected country), etc. My wife and I were just talking about her plan t...
by brigcampbell
February 29th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens
Replies: 18
Views: 653

Re: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens

Three full days in Athens is two too many
by brigcampbell
February 28th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 8623

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Regarding Courtin: i like enjoy a little "rounding".

I enjoy ripping acid with food and more weight for sippin, swirling, and geek out.

Champagne, all of it, is on its own planet.

I'm thankful I have friends that have enlightened me.
by brigcampbell
February 28th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape Radio- Au Revoir!
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Grape Radio- Au Revoir!

True berserkers.
by brigcampbell
February 24th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4247

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

Last of the notes. 2017 Fogline Vineyards Pinot Noir Block 13 - USA, California, Sonoma County, Petaluma Gap (2/23/2020) Like the hillside this is tart red fruit and high acid. I think I prefer the hillside because the higher mineral note but still very good. 2017 Fogline Vineyards Pinot Noir Hillsi...
by brigcampbell
February 23rd, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4247

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

Did the winemakers pour their wines? Or circulate? Hi, Michael. The format is self pour and some of the winemakers do attend but usually about 10 or so. I'll forget some but I saw these people wondering around. Anne Sexton from Belharra - awesome juice Will from William & Mary Thomas Brown from Riv...
by brigcampbell
February 23rd, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4247

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

First pass... 2015 Matthiasson Red Wine - USA, California, Napa Valley (2/23/2020) Top of the class at the big red table. Really well made and like all there wines is terrifix6. 2016 Cabot Vineyards Syrah Kimberly's - USA, California, North Coast, Humboldt County (2/23/2020) Always the flagship syra...
by brigcampbell
February 23rd, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4247

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 10:51 am
Thanks. The old school nature is what I love about their Bordeaux variety wines.
It's very good. I think, iirc, it's CS, Merlot, CF, and PV blend.

I'll get some notes up in the next few days. I tasted about 100 wines. Grammer probably hit them all.
by brigcampbell
February 23rd, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4247

Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

Here is the list of wines available this year. A number of note takers and discussions between people occurred throughout the day. Drop the highlights here. YEAR WINERY DESIGNATION TYPE AVA 2017 ALESIA Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains 2017 ALMA de CATTLEYA Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2019 ALMA de ...
by brigcampbell
February 20th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandhi Wines Chardonnay Bentrock
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: TN: 2016 Sandhi Wines Chardonnay Bentrock

I had a bottle of Westerly from bentrock and this could have been my note.

That vineyard is owned by Stan Kronke of screaming eagle Fame and the ranch also is home to the radian vineyard and another that escapes me.
by brigcampbell
February 19th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert

Was this a berserkerday purchase? I may have screwed up... When i made my first purchase 6 years ago I really drank everything in a week with my sister and wife. 2010 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Deux Vert - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton (8/29/2019) It's been 5 years since I ta...
by brigcampbell
February 19th, 2020, 2:54 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: 17555

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!

I only received 70 entries for the 90 or so offers, and they were across the board in terms of numbers (some 0-$500, some over $70,000) so the numbers are not complete, but even with only 4/5 reporting, our numbers beat last year, at $703,000!! If I average the amount of those not answering, and es...
by brigcampbell
February 16th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamming with Stu (with a few first growths)
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Jamming with Stu (with a few first growths)

Excellent.

The 08 Cristal is real a deal.
by brigcampbell
February 14th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Terrien Wines Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: TN: 2015 Terrien Wines Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley)

Also bought on BDay. Very good Sonoma Chardonnay. They have the most interesting pricing structure. You can offer below the given price on site. If you pay above the average price for that vintage after it’s gone, you get that as credit towards your next purchase. The wine is easily worth the start...
by brigcampbell
February 12th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boheme Wines BD Offer Drinking Window Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Boheme Wines BD Offer Drinking Window Notes

For those who participated in the Boheme Wines BerserkerDay offer. Kurt has kindly added his suggested drinking window notes to that thread. https://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2909667#p2909667 The good thing about Kurt's wines, they're great on just PnP. You really can't screw it up. ...
by brigcampbell
February 10th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22266

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I'm taking Bryan's post and sticking into the OP so people will see his response immediately.
by brigcampbell
February 10th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3491

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

Fred, you are a gargoyle but you keep it well hidden. Whatever happened to winemaker bands?? Did they go the way of Dad Bands?? There were several good ones on the Central Coast. Did you ever notice that you never see Fred Scherrer and Frank Zappa at the same party? Humm.... https://res.cloudinary....
by brigcampbell
February 10th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22266

Re: credit card breaches?

AndyK wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Ethan Abraham wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Me too. I sent them an email to alert them.
5 people so far. I tried calling them multiple times and left a voice mail
Did anyone have a breach RIGHT after BD11 and didn't purchase Flannery?
by brigcampbell
February 9th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3491

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

dougwilder wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 10:30 am
He mentioned he had sold a little wine here.
Just a bit... LOL
by brigcampbell
February 8th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Dethune Brut Rosé, or how to make a good rosé
Replies: 16
Views: 514

Re: Paul Dethune Brut Rosé, or how to make a good rosé

Think my spelling is poor just wait until you hear my french pronunciation. It's a consistent source of amusement for FMIII and the crew. Watching me try and read a french label is pure comedy. Let's taste blind!

My brain just doesn't work that way... I get by on my good looks. LOL
by brigcampbell
February 8th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9097

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

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Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Just popped open one of the 2015 Terrien chardonnays. Terrific!
That's awesome. I bought too. I'll get one opened this week.
by brigcampbell
February 8th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3491

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

Finally was able to get some quality time with a Scherrer. 2015 Scherrer Winery Zinfandel Old and Mature Vines Scherrer Vineyard Alexander Valley - USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley (2/8/2020) I'm a California zinfandel fan, hey it's our grape variety. More importantly, I'm a supporte...
by brigcampbell
February 8th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Dethune Brut Rosé, or how to make a good rosé
Replies: 16
Views: 514

Re: Paul Bethune Brut Rosé, or how to make a good rosé

With a bottle currently sloshing in my belly, I may be a prisoner of the moment, but I don't know that there is a better $50 rosé champagne on the market. Dry and precise but juicy and bursting with fruit. Supremely gulp-able, but also worthy of contemplation. Man this stuff is righteous. I'll be b...
by brigcampbell
February 6th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!
Replies: 84
Views: 3425

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

Todd, Google "wine cellar" and add "stone", "modern", or "glass" or whatever then click on images. Find something you like first. I can help with the nuts and bolts. I've done lots of stone, wood flooring, etc. I have all the tools. Will work for food and beer. The room in room concept is because p...
by brigcampbell
February 6th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!
Replies: 84
Views: 3425

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

Todd, Google "wine cellar" and add "stone", "modern", or "glass" or whatever then click on images. Find something you like first. I can help with the nuts and bolts. I've done lots of stone, wood flooring, etc. I have all the tools. Will work for food and beer. The room in room concept is because pe...

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