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by Veronica Castro
August 20th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)
Replies: 47
Views: 2025

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

Hi! I would like to attend if there is still room. Thanks!!🙏💕
by Veronica Castro
July 21st, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Lisa Bunn "Hipping" Riesling - BestBuy Riesling + looking for an importer
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: 2017 Lisa Bunn "Hipping" Riesling - BestBuy Riesling + looking for an importer

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Just arrived Friday. We brought it in. Thanks for the tip, Martin!
by Veronica Castro
July 5th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 8738

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Still loving my shipment of olive oil, sherry vinegar and various tinned seafood items. Thank you Nola for offering such a great deal!!
by Veronica Castro
January 27th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 8738

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Just placed my order. Think I charged myself shipping. Oops!!

Nola, thanks for making these deals possible and hope to meet you in person one day!
Veronica
by Veronica Castro
January 27th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale

Cris Whetstone wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 11:40 am
Thanks V! Found a random bottle of 2011 Raffault Les Picasses floating around so I snagged that for less than $26 plus a few other goodies. champagne.gif
Thank you Cris!! [berserker.gif]
by Veronica Castro
January 27th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale

Hey Frank! It looks like Mousse is fair game. Cheers!!
by Veronica Castro
January 27th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale

Hey Veronica, thanks for doing this. If there is a wine, say maybe champagne for instance ( [wink.gif] ), that is reduced in price on your site (as a # of things are), are these what you call a Monthly Special? Example. Some of the Mousse is like this. Let me know. Hey Frank!!!! Hmmmm. I am visitin...
by Veronica Castro
January 27th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale

champagne.gif Veronica, Do you not ship to VA any longer? I know I've ordered from you on previous BDs. Hi Shiela! Thanks for checking in! Unfortunately, due to the laws that be, we cannot ship to the state of Virginia. However, we can ship wine and beer to D.C., and some neighboring states around y...
by Veronica Castro
January 14th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale

Hello Berserkers!! Last year was so much fun, let's do this again! We are very happy to present to you a 10% off sale for Berserker Day. This includes EVERYTHING in the store (wine/beer/spirits/accessories, & Gift Cards), but excluding items that are on Monthly Special (please check website for thos...
by Veronica Castro
July 12th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Orange County, CA
Replies: 176
Views: 24335

Orange County, CA

Kabob Republic in Costa Mesa is a great place, and also has no corkage... but bring your own stems (unless you want to drink out of plastic cups)... but it is really wonderful. Their chicken skewer dish is great, and their Tri-Tip entree (not the sandwich though— too soggy) is like a lavish party in...
by Veronica Castro
January 31st, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off Everything*!
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off Everything*!

Thank you Patrick, and a big Thank you to everyone who took part!
Cheers!!
Veronica
by Veronica Castro
January 23rd, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off Everything*!
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off Everything*!

Hello Berserkers!! flirtysmile Last year was so much fun, let’s do it again! We are very happy to participate in Berserker Day by offering you 10% off everything* in the store (Wine, Beer, Spirits, Accessories, & Gift Cards). Here's where that asterisk (*) comes in. Exceptions to the sale are: Items...
by Veronica Castro
June 23rd, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris websites to bookmark
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Paris websites to bookmark

This is wonderful. Thanks!!!
by Veronica Castro
January 28th, 2017, 7:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1768

Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale

If anyone had any issues, please give me a call and I can help fix. My work email is: veronica@hitimewine.net and ph#: 1-800-331-3005 Thanks to all who participated!
by Veronica Castro
January 25th, 2017, 11:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1768

Hi-Time Wine Cellars 10% off sale

Hello Berserkers!! champagne.gif We are very happy to present to you a 10% off sale for Berserker Day. This includes EVERYTHING in the store (wine/beer/spirits/accessories, & Gift Cards), but excluding items that are on Monthly Special: https://www.hitimewine.net/allproducts?filter_type=monthly_spec...
by Veronica Castro
November 30th, 2016, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any big black Friday sales?
Replies: 31
Views: 4753

Any big black Friday sales?

Just added in an offer on all German and Austrian wines, and Sake, from Hi-Time in Commerce Corner. Veronica, Are the prices on the website the sale price? Thanks, Paul Never mind. Just read your post in CC. :) Indeed, Paul. Thanks for the mention. I will be sending you a PM in just a moment. Best,...
by Veronica Castro
November 25th, 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any big black Friday sales?
Replies: 31
Views: 4753

Any big black Friday sales?

Just added in an offer on all German and Austrian wines, and Sake, from Hi-Time in Commerce Corner.
by Veronica Castro
November 25th, 2016, 11:17 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Black Friday Sale! Germans, Austrians and Sake at Hi-Time!
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Black Friday Sale! Germans, Austrians and Sake at Hi-Time!

Black Friday Sale! Schwarzer Freitag! Get 10% off on all Germans/Austrians/and Sake at Hi-Time! We are joining in on the fun, to offer Wineberserkers, 10% off all German wines, Austrian wines, and Sake at Hi-Time Wine Cellars, from today until Tuesday, 11/29. Take advantage of the shipment of 2015's...
by Veronica Castro
November 1st, 2016, 12:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Nov. 2nd - Hi-Time Pre-Holiday Sale 10%
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Nov. 2nd - Hi-Time Pre-Holiday Sale 10%

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Just a note that our Pre-Holiday Sale will be on Wednesday, November 2nd. You may purchase online, over the phone or in person. Attached are the details. I will be on the sales floor most of tomorrow, but if you have any questions, you can reach me by phone or email: 1-80...
by Veronica Castro
September 9th, 2016, 1:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Lenz Moser Blaufrankisch Trocken (Burgenland, Austria)
Replies: 1
Views: 92

2013 Lenz Moser Blaufrankisch Trocken (Burgenland, Austria)

That's a delicious, Beaujolais-ish wine, best served chilled. Love Tip Top Meats!!
Cheers,
by Veronica Castro
August 14th, 2016, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Burbank, CA Costco has Chateau Musar
Replies: 51
Views: 4179

PSA: Burbank, CA Costco has Chateau Musar

Irvine Costco has had 2010 Montus Madiran in recent weeks. For fans of other great and highly esoteric imports. It was $23 or so. I've popped one, it was surprisingly approachable at such a young age. Chris, that's crazy cheap. Good find! I used to work for a small import company years ago, and the...
by Veronica Castro
August 2nd, 2016, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne: Blanc de blanc vs Blanc de noir
Replies: 46
Views: 2601

Champagne: Blanc de blanc vs Blanc de noir

This would make a great poll. I'm a huge Blanc de Blancs fan, but I do love a good BdN!!
by Veronica Castro
July 31st, 2016, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What percentage of your cellar is white wine?
Replies: 111
Views: 3735

What percentage of your cellar is white wine?

About 80% white wine. That being split into Riesling, Champagne, and a little Chenin. The remaining 20% would be Tempranillo and Pinot Noir. I still do not have enough whites. Fun post!
by Veronica Castro
July 26th, 2016, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Sabering" Champagne with a Wine Glass!
Replies: 30
Views: 1834

"Sabering" Champagne with a Wine Glass!

Very neat!
Hugh Davies of Schramsberg was at our winebar once doing that for a tasting. Pretty cool.
by Veronica Castro
July 21st, 2016, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Wittmann Morstein GG - a masterpiece of Dry Riesling
Replies: 12
Views: 803

2010 Wittmann Morstein GG - a masterpiece of Dry Riesling

We opened the 2014 Morstein last month for a tasting. Too young, yes, but quite beautiful. Elegance and power.
by Veronica Castro
July 11th, 2016, 1:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 8990

The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

There's a ton of wine pronunciation guides online. Here are a few of the better ones. Also, there are a couple of apps designed for wine pronunciation, but for what's available right now, you are better off looking on the web. Burgundy: http://burgundylist.com/burgundy-wine-pronunciation.html Bordea...
by Veronica Castro
July 1st, 2016, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite California Cabernet?
Replies: 148
Views: 8856

What's your favorite California Cabernet?

older vintages of Mayacamas.
by Veronica Castro
June 29th, 2016, 11:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Field Blend" a buzzword now?
Replies: 59
Views: 3845

Is "Field Blend" a buzzword now?

I'll only drink a "field blend" if it's been "curated."
:)
by Veronica Castro
June 22nd, 2016, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Germany 2015 really that great
Replies: 270
Views: 19060

Germany 2015 really that great

Lots of interesting stuff here. I've been going to these German trade shows going back to the 01 vintage. If I've learned one thing it's to wait until the wines arrive stateside before issuing opinions. These wines will change quite a bit. Tasting them at this point in their evolution is nothing mo...
by Veronica Castro
June 20th, 2016, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Germany 2015 really that great
Replies: 270
Views: 19060

Germany 2015 really that great

You got it, Sanjay! I arrived a half hour early at the LA location (anyone who knows me might be surprised by that). ;)
He is one of my favorite producers as well. More later!
by Veronica Castro
June 19th, 2016, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Germany 2015 really that great
Replies: 270
Views: 19060

Germany 2015 really that great

From the retail front, based on what I have tasted, many of the 2015's are great and stunning wines. Having attended a March preview tasting in which Rudi brought back a smattering of 2015 Rieslings from his Germany trip, and then again in May for the official Wiest tasting, the 2015s in general wer...
by Veronica Castro
June 7th, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Rose List for Summer
Replies: 25
Views: 2343

Top 10 Rose List for Summer

I've had the 2001 Musar Rose (last year), which I loved. It's much like the rosado from LdH.
by Veronica Castro
May 21st, 2016, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine figure has had the biggest impact on you?
Replies: 61
Views: 2362

What wine figure has had the biggest impact on you?

Fortunate enough to be friends or have work(ed) with these people who have influenced me greatly:
Lyle Fass for Germany
Dan Rhodes for French wines
John Downing for Italy
Jim Duane for Champagne
by Veronica Castro
May 19th, 2016, 11:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: PSA - Sake tasting at Hi Time Wine May 18 (Berserker Discount)
Replies: 9
Views: 668

PSA - Sake tasting at Hi Time Wine May 18 (Berserker Discount)

Hi Bruce! The name of the movie is The Birth of Sake . It is available on Netflix and on iTunes. Here's the trailer... [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K2bIAikUg4[/video] Tassho, our sales rep spent some time working at the brewery featured in the movie. He was surprised to learn that the fil...
by Veronica Castro
May 19th, 2016, 12:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: PSA - Sake tasting at Hi Time Wine May 18 (Berserker Discount)
Replies: 9
Views: 668

PSA - Sake tasting at Hi Time Wine May 18 (Berserker Discount)

Great tasting experience! Was nice to meet you Veronica & Bruce. Great meeting you David!! Bruce, THANK YOU for making the drive, and hope you enjoyed the show. Rob, Good to see you and Thank you for making it right after your travels up north. Thanks all for making it a great event!! I'm so glad y...
by Veronica Castro
May 17th, 2016, 11:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: PSA - Sake tasting at Hi Time Wine May 18 (Berserker Discount)
Replies: 9
Views: 668

PSA - Sake tasting at Hi Time Wine May 18 (Berserker Discount)

Guess I gotta head out of the office early tomorrow! YEAH!!! champagne.gif Looking forward to seeing you there, David, and Bruce you too! Suzanne, you know I already miss you. These are all fantastic, interesting Sakes. Before the tasting, I will be running around the store per usual, but just page...
by Veronica Castro
May 16th, 2016, 11:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: PSA - Sake tasting at Hi Time Wine May 18 (Berserker Discount)
Replies: 9
Views: 668

PSA - Sake tasting at Hi Time Wine (Berserker Discount)

Thank you for posting this, Todd! The tasting will be this coming Wednesday, May 18th. I am super-excited about this tasting, and hope Berserkers can make it. For those who are new to Sake, this is an excellent introduction and may set the bar. Sake gets overlooked often, but I think this community ...
by Veronica Castro
April 18th, 2016, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: More Saturday Retail Funnies
Replies: 1814
Views: 173327

More Saturday Retail Funnies

Last week from a gentleman browsing through our Burgundy section:
"I've had a few of these Castanet Montrachets."

??? That's not even French.
You win, kind Sir!
by Veronica Castro
April 15th, 2016, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Ultra dry champagne
Replies: 35
Views: 2740

Best Ultra dry champagne

Gimonnet 2008 Bdb Non Dosage is a personal favorite.
Lenoble also makes a Zero Dosage that is worth trying and can be found for @ $40.
by Veronica Castro
March 30th, 2016, 5:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sparkling Sake?
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Sparkling Sake?

THANK YOU David! I am hoping to see about next year for Japan. I have a colleague leaving for a culinary tour of Japan on Thursday. I'll be sure to pass your info on to him. The Aramasa & Jikon sound delicious. We have a couple frizzante sakes that sound (kind of) similar. Thanks for the report!! Be...
by Veronica Castro
March 29th, 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Super 8 sake?
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Super 8 sake?

Forgive my inadequate tasting notes, but, it's citrusy, well-attenuated, and airy. There is definitely a big "Wow" factor when you taste it. Dassai Beyond or Daishichi Myoku Ranguku would be the closest you could come to compare to that of Super 8. But really, there's nothing else out there with tha...
by Veronica Castro
March 21st, 2016, 6:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sparkling Sake?
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Sparkling Sake?

I've had Zipang, it is very clean and refreshing, and goes down quite easy. My wife loves it, but she loves all things with bubbles - Champagne, sparkling mineral water, whatever. I prefer a still Sake, especially a Nigori version. But Zipang is nice. http://www.gekkeikan-sake.com/?method=products....
by Veronica Castro
March 20th, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bryan Flannery in OC - July 23 - (PAYMENT DUE 6-15-16)
Replies: 229
Views: 11710

Bryan Flannery in OC - July 23 - my house

Oh my. May I please be added to the waitlist?
by Veronica Castro
January 27th, 2016, 11:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 10% Off Sale!
Replies: 32
Views: 2898

Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 10% Off Sale!

Hi Rob!
Sorry for the late response, I was handling the sake tasting tonight. For sure I will honor your impending order. I'll give you a call tomorrow.

Thank you Rob!!

Thanks to everyone who participated... And oh yeah, TODDRULES.
:D
by Veronica Castro
January 27th, 2016, 2:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 10% Off Sale!
Replies: 32
Views: 2898

Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 10% Off Sale!

i wish there were more dassai's on the website..... Hi Art! Actually, we have most of the Dassai products. I am in the midst of finishing inventory, so some sake listings will be missing from the website. But please send me an email of what you are looking for! veronica@hitimewine.net Thank you! Ve...
by Veronica Castro
January 27th, 2016, 1:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 10% Off Sale!
Replies: 32
Views: 2898

Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 10% Off Sale!

Please remember the coupon code guys & gals:
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by Veronica Castro
January 27th, 2016, 12:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 10% Off Sale!
Replies: 32
Views: 2898

Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 10% Off Sale!

To get the 10% discount on gift cards can I order online then pick up in store or is it better to just stop in to purchase? Hi Rob!! Whatever is most convenient for you. But, let me ring you up if you come to the store to purchase...it's really intended to be an online only sale and I'm not sure al...

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