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by brigcampbell
March 18th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 163
Views: 8077

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Seems like there's a design flaw in the Cru version.

You can't swing around and bang them into a stone backsplash without it breaking.

Ugh! That was my favorite glass!
by brigcampbell
March 14th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs
Replies: 47
Views: 2180

Re: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs

Wes Barton wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 8:13 pm
C Chen wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 4:06 pm
drew b wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Got in for a couple of the 4 packs. We enjoyed these immensely last year!
What, today?
Berserkers don't follow rules.
Everyday is BerserkerDay @ Sandler! [cheers.gif]
by brigcampbell
March 10th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: trip to Greek Islands (Cyclades)
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: trip to Greek Islands (Cyclades)

I. Tsergoulas wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 11:08 am
You can take a look at a recent Android app named Wine Routes, listing and mapping about 700 wineries in Greece and letting you plan your own routes. There are some predesigned routes about Cyclades I think.
You "think" there are routes?

You wrote the app...
by brigcampbell
March 2nd, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 148
Views: 5018

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Funny, Oregon .015% [swoon.gif]
by brigcampbell
March 1st, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay
Replies: 42
Views: 1418

Re: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay

Wilde Farm.

You've been forewarned.
by brigcampbell
February 28th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Invasion of cruise ships and riverboats
Replies: 49
Views: 1978

Re: Invasion of cruise ships and riverboats

Decent piece in the Washington Post about overbooked tourist destinations (Nov. 2019) and alternatives. Many are over-touristed to begin with...and the problem is compounded when there's a massive surge created by a mega-cruise ship, or two. It turns out that my wife is booking us for the Galapagos...
by brigcampbell
February 26th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Theo patra
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Berserker Theo patra

Not sure the "made for" angle of the article but good for the berserkerday goddess.

VinePair: Oakland’s Vibrant Wine Scene Features Bottles Made for and by Black Americans.
https://vinepair.com/articles/oakland-u ... ack-vines/
by brigcampbell
February 23rd, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Rome & Florence 8/19-8/28
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Rome & Florence 8/19-8/28

Yeah, Nick. Big welcome.

Tons of info on Italy here. Give the "search this forum" function at the top a shot.

Terms of interest would be montepulciano and montalcino.

From there it's all goodness. Post in those threads adding to the wealth of information
by brigcampbell
February 23rd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular Friday night dinner wines- some good ones.
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Falltacular Friday night dinner wines- some good ones.

Blake, our good friend and Dr Jill partner, Paul won the '92 WS Pinot and Zin you donated. I went over to bid on it and saw he REALLY wanted it. LOL

Great donation and rest assured those bottles are in the hands of a WS lover.
by brigcampbell
February 22nd, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 99
Views: 3563

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

Cobb, L'Ecole, and Grimm's were standouts for producers with a broad lineup.

The Cobb chard had a LOT of people buzzing...

I'll have to ping all three of these producers to participate in BerserkerDay IX next year.
by brigcampbell
February 19th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 99
Views: 3563

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

Online auction---we thought about it too at Sunday dinner, but one of my worries would be how it would impact the terrific dynamic of people being there at the live event---that and what might be hellish logistics. Maybe there can be separate lots for an online-- Mike Exactly, my thoughts. You stil...
by brigcampbell
February 19th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 99
Views: 3563

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

Frank, I’m new around here but not to planning and hosting fundraising events for local causes. I know the work it takes and this sounds like a great event. I know shipping could eat into profits but have you thought about doing an online auction of some of these lots? Maybe in lieu of bottles it c...
by brigcampbell
February 17th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 99
Views: 3563

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

Brian Tuite wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 7:24 pm
My “Haultacular”

LOL

I got the "oh, don't think you're leaving those there."

"Baby, you bought most of them" fell upon deaf ears...
by brigcampbell
February 17th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 33
Views: 1179

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

Geology B.S., Oregon State University. Go Beavers. Great topic. First, let me say as someone who writes lots of tasting notes, many questionable, I have some thoughts on this topic. For me the descriptors I use resemble common flavors, aromas or textures that we can relate too. Common lemon or lime ...
by brigcampbell
February 17th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 99
Views: 3563

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

Brig, good set of TNs. That period in the morning is really a gem to allow some wines to be tasted. Funny, the 2017 Kutch Falstaff....in Cellartracker, there are 4 TNs--your 2 and my two. It likes a game of TN tag. Looks like I will have the privilege of writing more Kutch notes in the future. The ...
by brigcampbell
February 17th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 99
Views: 3563

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

I was able to blast through a few TNs before the insanity set in. I saw Grammar, FMIII, Seiber and a few others scratching on crumpled pieces of wine stained paper so more notes should arrive over the next few days. 2016 Sandler Wine Company Grenache Boer Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, C...
by brigcampbell
February 16th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage
Replies: 58
Views: 4019

Re: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage

Oh, I think it was almost definitely TSA. I've never had this happen, but I have heard of it. What makes you seem definite it's TSA? I've also packed wines in my checked-in luggage since TSA started with this m.o. and never had anything missing. Yes, TSA is security. It's the baggage handlers that ...
by brigcampbell
February 15th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bob Lindquist Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Re: Bob Lindquisst Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .

Mel Knox wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 9:16 am
VWE is also buying the Laetitia winery and brand, but not the vineyards,
Well, there goes one of the best under $20 Pinot Noir daily drinkers.
by brigcampbell
February 15th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015-$78
Replies: 33
Views: 3688

Re: PSA Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015-$78

Constellation owns Mondavi and a big chunk of To Kalon that goes into the Mondavi version. Constellation bought Schrader and picked up another chunk of To Kalon. Take the Mondavi fruit and bottle it as Schrader and make way more money. You'll be able to purchase that fruit in the future but under th...
by brigcampbell
February 15th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 99
Views: 3563

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

I may need to take out a home equity loan for all the auction items I'm going to want to buy. And use part of it to buy a new storage cabinet for the bottles. See you all there. I've got meat marinating, a box full of bottles to bring, trying to get hydrated in advance . . . Today is your lucky day...
by brigcampbell
February 14th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015-$78
Replies: 33
Views: 3688

Re: PSA Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015-$78

You'll be able to purchase that fruit in the future but under the Schrader label and tariff.
by brigcampbell
February 10th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1305

Re: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?

I've been working through a case of XIV and when I opened the first bottle I emailed Todd and said "damn, that's a nice wine". He emailed back "duh". LOL Lamb chops on the BBQ tonight and BH on deck. 2008 Biggio Hamina Cellars Syrah/Viognier XIV Deux Vert - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Ca...
by brigcampbell
February 9th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: West of Temperance BD 10 Deals
Replies: 19
Views: 1010

Re: West of Temperance BD 10 Deals

2014 West of Temperance Merlot Yountville - USA, California (2/9/2019) A gift from the gang at West of temperance. Pop and pour. Big mistake. I grabbed this to pair with a filet mignon and it was the perfect pairing just in three more years. 30 minutes in the decanter helped. This is a beautiful wi...
by brigcampbell
February 9th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 West of Temperance Merlot Yountville
Replies: 1
Views: 178

TN: 2014 West of Temperance Merlot Yountville

2014 West of Temperance Merlot Yountville - USA, California (2/9/2019) A gift from the gang at West of temperance. Pop and pour. Big mistake. I grabbed this to pair with a filet mignon and it was the perfect pairing just in three more years. 30 minutes in the decanter helped. This is a beautiful wi...
by brigcampbell
February 6th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Lake Como restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: Lake Como restaurant recs

There are some very nice restaurants in Varenna.

Osteria Quatro Pass is a wildly intimate place. If your wife sees the pictures from google you're toast. [cheers.gif]

you'll definitely need reservations.
by brigcampbell
February 6th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé
Replies: 24
Views: 462

Re: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé

To add on to Brig's post - The label shown is one of two that are used. The original label design had Godme in large letters and Sabine in smaller letters (opposite of the image shown above), but some buyers and importers were worried about 'God' and 'me' being shown in large letters. They thought ...
by brigcampbell
February 6th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé
Replies: 24
Views: 462

Re: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé

The wines of Sabine and Hugues are just now starting to come out as separately farmed and made wines. Most of what we have been drinking until now is really the same wine that was intended to be released as the old Godme label where Hugues did the farming and winemaking and Sabine the commercial si...
by brigcampbell
February 5th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé
Replies: 24
Views: 462

Re: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé

you Godmé with this note. Will seek it out. LOL I've been wanting to try their Champagne for a while too. Hopefully I can get in on that Envoyer train before it's all sold out [truce.gif] I think I have a bottle left, if so, I'll save it for the next time we're together. Hey, don't forget his siste...
by brigcampbell
February 5th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Todd/ Brig 2016 Wilde Farm Wines Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Todd/ Brig 2016 Wilde Farm Wines Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard

Thanks for the note. Looking forward to trying this one. I've been very impressed with the Wilde Farm wines I ordered last year on BD, especially the Donnelly Creek PN. Popped one over the weekend. I purchased the PN too and left one on the counter top to check out. I'm *really* excited after the c...
by brigcampbell
February 4th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Todd/ Brig 2016 Wilde Farm Wines Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Todd/ Brig 2016 Wilde Farm Wines Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard

Thanks for the tasting note, Brig!!! [berserker.gif] This sounds like a good Chardonnay. I like a Chard to have fresh acidity and not a heavy dose of oak, but some body added by lees-stirring can be a beautiful thing. Can you elaborate on the deal with the wine glasses ? Chris Freemott had sent out...
by brigcampbell
February 4th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SOMM Journal: New Mexico Wines
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: SOMM Journal: New Mexico Wines

I've had the Gruet sparkler a few times and it was very good.

Did not know they were labeling Washington state grapes as NM, that's a little disappointing.
by brigcampbell
February 3rd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Todd/ Brig 2016 Wilde Farm Wines Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Todd/ Brig 2016 Wilde Farm Wines Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard

Todd, me and the spouses got together post BD 10 to celebrate. More like a makeup date for the wives because the two weeks before Berserker day they were severely neglected. In true Berserker fashion we grilled Flannery steaks and I popped this BD purchase Wilde Farm Chardonnay which showed very imp...
by brigcampbell
February 1st, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Riverain and Thomas Rivers Brown! The 2016s have arrived!
Replies: 65
Views: 2960

Re: Riverain and Thomas Rivers Brown! The 2016s have arrived!

Jim F wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 5:15 am
Huge write up yesterday by Jeb Dunnuck! 98 pts, for whatever that may be worth champagne.gif

Jeb is late to the party. Berserkers already knew!!! LOL

BTW: nice guy
by brigcampbell
February 1st, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1741

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

PayPal charges the seller 3%. Visa/MC are half of that. Not sure about Discover. It used to be a little more, but might be the same as Visa/MC now. Amex is about the same as PayPal. There's no way a winery is only paying 1.5% for V/MC. Zero chance. Zero? I'll take you up on that challenge and ask a...
by brigcampbell
January 31st, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1741

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

What’s the difference in cost (for the winery) using PayPal vs some other system? PayPal charges the seller 3%. Visa/MC are half of that. Not sure about Discover. It used to be a little more, but might be the same as Visa/MC now. Amex is about the same as PayPal. There's no way a winery is only pay...
by brigcampbell
January 31st, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Wilde farm BD 10 - Sold Out!
Replies: 31
Views: 1566

Re: Wilde farm BD 10 - Sold Out!

Damn, you know you deliver fast when you beat Ed Kurztman.

Case arrived safe and sound.

Thanks, can't wait.
by brigcampbell
January 29th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 204
Views: 7730

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Get your own thread, French! :) Get your own BerserkerDay Freek! *drops mike* (before people freak out (so to speak) Freek and I know each other - perhaps TOO well for my comfort and personal safety) [moderator] Warning issued to Todd F r e n c h Participates are not to cross post offers into other...
by brigcampbell
January 28th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: Two 1.5L Magnum of Bohème 2010 Stuller Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: AUCTION: Two 1.5L Magnum of Bohème 2010 Stuller Vineyard Pinot Noir

Dave McIsaac wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Is this for one, or two of the mags??
Two winners, mag each. Joseph and Dave. Thanks for catching it.

It was a long day... Updated and Todd notified.
by brigcampbell
January 27th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs
Replies: 47
Views: 2180

Re: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs

Hey, buddy.

Congrats on another successful BD.

It's an honor and pleasure to support the good people.
by brigcampbell
January 27th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: Jason Hagen Fundraiser by Biggio Hamina - Can you help a brother out?
Replies: 31
Views: 1279

Re: AUCTION: Jason Hagen Fundraiser by Biggio Hamina - Can you help a brother out?

As you can see many berserker lurkers have peppered the gofundme page.

Truely the best BD ever.
by brigcampbell
January 27th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: Jason Hagen Fundraiser by Biggio Hamina - Can you help a brother out?
Replies: 31
Views: 1279

Re: AUCTION: Jason Hagen Fundraiser by Biggio Hamina - Can you help a brother out?

Todd/Brig Can you please post the gofundme link so I can make the matching contribution. Perhaps some other Berserkers want to visit as well. It’s been a fine day with all the great offer for our benefit, the genorosity of the producers in donations of auction items and the spirit of the Community ...
by brigcampbell
January 27th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #10
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #10

Sh@n A wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 3:27 pm
77. Someone, somewhere, may thank me.
Or not... LOL

Please don't try to pump up the bids.

We want you and everyone to enjoy the fun.

Thanks and good luck.
by brigcampbell
January 27th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: Two 1.5L Magnum of Bohème 2010 Stuller Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: AUCTION: 1.5L Magnum of Bohème 2010 Stuller Vineyard Pinot Noir

Kurt B e i t l e r wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Cool out now, boys!!
I've got one for each of ya.

How bout we make the offer 1 each to the two highest bidders.
Done, updated the offer
by brigcampbell
January 27th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: Retreat in Spain's Wine Country in your own Compound for up to 2 Weeks. Offer #1
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: AUCTION: Retreat in Spain's Wine Country in your own Compound for up to 2 Weeks. Offer #1

from last year's winner I won this last year and stayed at Cortijo Fray Leopoldo. Its a cute place,very beautiful views. The Cortijo has 3 guest suites. We stayed in the top floor 3 bed, 1 bath unit with a large balcony. It does have AC in the main room. Really pretty views from the balcony. It's ve...
by brigcampbell
January 27th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: Guest House near the Redwoods @ Terragena Vineyard - 2 Nights for 4 People
Replies: 16
Views: 556

Re: AUCTION: Guest House near the Redwoods @ Terragena Vineyard - 2 Days for 4 People

Shaner M wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Is this for 2 nights and 2 days or 1 night and 2 days?
2 nights: sorry for the poor wording, I updated the post.

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