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by Brian Tuite
April 17th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Copain Pinot Noir Baker Ranch (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: TN: 2007 Copain Pinot Noir Baker Ranch (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley)

Glenn, you dug this up from the depths. Nice. The 2007 Copain PNs are hanging in there. I had thought the En Bas was dead, but it continues to go, as does the En Haut. The ripeness of the vintage does show through, yet the wines have not fallen out of balance. There are some 07 Kisers on Winebid st...
by Brian Tuite
April 10th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette
Replies: 132
Views: 5642

Re: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette

Generally if they are doing a tasting it means they have wine to sell. Why waste your time pouring something you have no inventory of? Most places will have a tasting fee that will be charged if no purchase happens. Customer relations? Visited Alex at MacD. Nothing to buy. :(. I wish they sold wine...
by Brian Tuite
April 10th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette
Replies: 132
Views: 5642

Re: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette

Generally if they are doing a tasting it means they have wine to sell. Why waste your time pouring something you have no inventory of? Most places will have a tasting fee that will be charged if no purchase happens.
by Brian Tuite
April 10th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1205

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

All my wine storage has doors that close in front of the bottles. If the quake is bad enough to topple them I’m gonna be in a bigger mess than some broken wine bottles.
by Brian Tuite
April 8th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 2750

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!

In case you didn't know the 80s Ballad is not in the wine forum. You’re right, and it’s so much more relevant to the topic of wine than anything to do with Gallo. What was I thinking. rolleyes Mods can you delete the Gallo thread? It has no place here at Wineberserkers. While you’re at it can you m...
by Brian Tuite
April 7th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wine fridge malfunction
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Wine fridge malfunction

Cold will not hurt the wine. If the wine froze and the corks were pushed out then that’s another story but @ 30° it’s not going to freeze anyhow due to the alcohol. I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it if it were mine.
by Brian Tuite
April 7th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1859
Views: 149025

Re: Steak Porn

USDA Choice? Yes please. Didn’t even have steak on my mind when I went to the store. Couldn’t let these just sit there. Unfortunately cut too thin for a worthy after photo.
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by Brian Tuite
April 6th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2014 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah - Mending Wall vs Once & Future
Replies: 23
Views: 1353

Re: TNs: 2014 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah - Mending Wall vs Once & Future

Rat, here is an update to your TN above. I agree with you about this drinking approachable. It is for me, too. This is third bottle I have had to date and they've all been terrific. I still keep wines like this in my cellar for time when I want to drink power, color and heft. This is that wine. 201...
by Brian Tuite
April 6th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 48
Views: 1535

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

Something that perhaps you may not have thought about yet. Palate shift. It happens to most of us along the way during our wine journey. In 10 years you may not like those wines you have lovingly cellared so long. Be careful to not build your collection too quickly. You could end up doing a lot of ...
by Brian Tuite
April 6th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 48
Views: 1535

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

Something that perhaps you may not have thought about yet. Palate shift. It happens to most of us along the way during our wine journey. In 10 years you may not like those wines you have lovingly cellared so long. Be careful to not build your collection too quickly. You could end up doing a lot of h...
by Brian Tuite
April 6th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 2750

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!

Who cares about any of these brands. Unless you work in this industry it impacts me 0 percent. Brian agree with you 100%. When are you coming to Minneapolis again? JG Um, this is a wine forum. This is the largest deal in the history of the wine business. We all get that you and Brian don't care. I'...
by Brian Tuite
April 4th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 2750

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!

Aside from Ravenswood, is there a name on that list anyone around here ever cared about? And speaking of bad taste: the new "Prisoner" winery/tasting room on Hwy 29 is a disgrace. How Napa County allowed that, I have no idea. Yep, they're pretty much stocking up on what I would consider mostly junk...
by Brian Tuite
April 4th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 2750

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!

MikeMy wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Just wondering if Gallo wrote a check? I've been ITB for many many moons and in my experience no one can beat Gallo when it comes to marketing.
For $1.7B - IMHO Gallo made out like a bandit.
The Gallos are very smart and rarely, if ever, make bad moves.
by Brian Tuite
April 3rd, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1263
Views: 58320

Re: What did you cook tonight?

............. [thumbs-up.gif]
Scott Brunson wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 6:11 pm

(from Rick Bayless)
Red onion
Slice
Rinse in cold water in a strainer
Soak in cold water with a splash of apple cider vinegar (or lime)

It helps with digestion. HRH can't eat them raw, but loves them this way.
by Brian Tuite
April 3rd, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1263
Views: 58320

Re: What did you cook tonight?

What’s a de-flamed onion [scratch.gif]
by Brian Tuite
April 2nd, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Failla Chardonnay Keefer Ranch
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: TN: 2001 Failla Chardonnay Keefer Ranch

larry schaffer wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 8:24 am
Brian,

When did you purchase this? Wondering how old the price tag is . . .

Cheers
I bought them in December. One of the Keefers passed away and the cellar was being sold off at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. Tons of great deals were to be had.
by Brian Tuite
April 1st, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Failla Chardonnay Keefer Ranch
Replies: 5
Views: 259

TN: 2001 Failla Chardonnay Keefer Ranch

2001 Failla Chardonnay Keefer Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (4/1/2019) Picked up a few bottles from a Keefer estate sale. Grower provenance. Cork was saturated but not leaking. Pop and pour, nose of caramel apple and white flowers. Creamy oily palate with sweet pear, ...
by Brian Tuite
March 28th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 2443

Re: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle

Michael David Petite Petit and you get 2 bottles for $30
by Brian Tuite
March 27th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Best Online Winemaking Course
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Best Online Winemaking Course

Just buy one of these and be done with it.

by Brian Tuite
March 27th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online sources for wineries' lists per country
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Online sources for wineries' lists per country

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Nearly 400 wineries in Sonoma County listed here. You’re welcome to use it if you cite the source/author.
by Brian Tuite
March 26th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oily substance on top of wine?
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Oily substance on top of wine?

Jim Stewart wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 4:44 pm
You may have bigger problems than oil . . . there appears to be some kind of ghostly creature relaxing in your wine with its elbow propped up.
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It might just be this guy.
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by Brian Tuite
March 25th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good wine stores to visit in Fisherman's Wharf area, San Fransisco
Replies: 25
Views: 919

Re: Good wine stores to visit in Fisherman's Wharf area, San Fransisco

Zachary Ross wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 5:34 am
Nope.
Is that your final answer?
by Brian Tuite
March 25th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good wine stores to visit in Fisherman's Wharf area, San Fransisco
Replies: 25
Views: 919

Re: Yup...

Gonna stay two days there later this week. I'm not going to rent a car nor visiting Napa Valley ( yes I know I'm gonna miss a lot fun). Any nice wine shops worth a look in the vicinity? Yup....BryanKane of Vie/SolRouge has a tasting room there, TheWinery: https://www.celebrationswineclub.com/the-wi...
by Brian Tuite
March 24th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2224

Re: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?

Scott Brunson wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 9:12 am
Nope
I bought them to drink.
100% this.
by Brian Tuite
March 23rd, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1486

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

This has been absolutely amazing to see the support and kindness everyone has sent this way. I am a little busy today and I will reach out and see if anyone is wanting tickets for the raffle tomorrow afternoon but most seem to be just donating. I am humbled by the giving spirit of this board. Thank...
by Brian Tuite
March 22nd, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1486

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Brian Tuite wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 6:06 am
Wineberserkers have always been there big when I needed a hand. This was an easy decision. $200 sent via paypal. Good luck and Godspeed!
No tickets for me either.
by Brian Tuite
March 22nd, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 425
Views: 84191

Re: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.

Ramey is in industrial Healdsburg. Good selection of SVD Chards.
by Brian Tuite
March 22nd, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1486

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Wineberserkers have always been there big when I needed a hand. This was an easy decision. $200 sent via paypal. Good luck and Godspeed!
by Brian Tuite
March 19th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1859
Views: 149025

Re: Steak Porn

Cameron Hughes wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Thought you would all appreciate this...A5-grade, BMS12 Hokkaido Snow Beef Ribeye. We just cut this a couple weeks ago...its sold but more on the way.
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by Brian Tuite
March 19th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can Dave Phinney turn a SF island into a hipster Napa altrernative?
Replies: 22
Views: 1441

Re: Can Dave Phinney turn a SF island into a hipster Napa altrernative?

Picturesque Vallejo adjacent. Maybe I can get Stop The Bleed Kits in the tasting rooms for the inevitable GSWs. ^ This ^ My Son and DIL used to live on the hill overlooking Mare Island just across the Parkway. They said that on numerous occasions they heard bullets whiz by them. Only good can come ...
by Brian Tuite
March 17th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your mother turns 75...
Replies: 28
Views: 1200

Re: When your mother turns 75...

That boat sailed 14 years ago as Mom turns 89 this year. She just discovered Turley last year when I popped a bottle for them. Her and Dad get part of my allocation now.
by Brian Tuite
March 16th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you view the money you spend on wine
Replies: 42
Views: 2105

Re: How do you view the money you spend on wine

I blow my retirement money on wine. There are no guarantees in life.
by Brian Tuite
March 15th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Burger Porn
Replies: 95
Views: 4175

Re: Burger Porn

MBerto wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 6:24 am
Charlie Palmer Turkey
stopped reading right here
That’s too bad.
by Brian Tuite
March 15th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2090
Views: 126966

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I was just going to buy a couple of bottles from this offering, yet somehow I have a case on the way. Odd how that happens, no? It really is a sickness. Don’t feel bad, I just received a case of Sandlands that I forgot I purchased. That’s now 4 cases of wine on the floor in the garage with nowhere ...
by Brian Tuite
March 15th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 5063

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Tranquility base here.
by Brian Tuite
March 15th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Burger Porn
Replies: 95
Views: 4175

Re: Burger Porn

Charlie Palmer Turkey Burger. Market was out of Brioche buns so I bought a loaf, cut the center out of it for French Toast this weekend and formed the meat into one long patty. We cut it into individual servings afterwards. Great recipe, meat seasoned with cumin, chili powder, Jalapeño, red bell pep...
by Brian Tuite
March 15th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2090
Views: 126966

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

‘18 Lulu - Good as ever
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‘16 Oakville Farmhouse, because I could (thanks Roger). Very accessible, Dava absolutely loved it. The new Grassl Glas Cru were just as impressive.
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by Brian Tuite
March 14th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How regulated is the term, "Wagyu?"
Replies: 20
Views: 631

Re: How regulated is the term, "Wagyu?"

American Wagyu is not nearly as marbled as Japanese
by Brian Tuite
March 14th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 5063

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Incoming, due to arrive today. Not sure where I’m going to put it.
I need to have a “help me drink my wine” offline.
by Brian Tuite
March 12th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Release today
Replies: 43
Views: 3077

Re: Myriad Release today

I popped a GIII tonight thinking I could give him some feedback but alas...

The Round Pond is really nice. Probably the most AFWE Cab he has made though so everything builds in intensity off that.
by Brian Tuite
March 12th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of lurkers-to-posters lately...
Replies: 28
Views: 1614

Re: Lots of lurkers-to-posters lately...

Alan Eden wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 6:17 pm
David_K wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 4:33 pm
I'm not concerned; sooner or later, there will be an epic smackdown, which should pretty much scare off the others for a while.
No idea what you’re talking about [whistle.gif]
FIFY
by Brian Tuite
March 12th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Release today
Replies: 43
Views: 3077

Re: Myriad Release today

Jmigliano wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Chris Atkins wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Why would anyone open a Myriad Cab with only 2.5 years on it?
I don’t know, maybe someone who is a new customer and and wants to get an idea for what he has?
Yep brand new customer. Want to see if I enjoy before buying more.
What Cabs did you buy from ‘16?
by Brian Tuite
March 12th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Release today
Replies: 43
Views: 3077

Re: Myriad Release today

Chris Atkins wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Why would anyone open a Myriad Cab with only 2.5 years on it?
I don’t know, maybe someone who is a new customer and and wants to get an idea for what he has?
by Brian Tuite
March 12th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Release today
Replies: 43
Views: 3077

Re: Myriad Release today

In every year. Two of each Syrah but 3 Halcon and 3 WC LM. Love these wines.
by Brian Tuite
March 12th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any reviews on ACME, 750, or K Laz in Napa for tastings?
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Any reviews on ACME, 750, or K Laz in Napa for tastings?

ACME is outstanding. They're very friendly and low pressure about buying. You talk about building connections, and that's exactly what this is -- except the connection you're making is with a small group of women who have made further connections to a ton of very small producers whom you would prob...
by Brian Tuite
March 11th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 9423

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Can anyone who went to the pickup day report back on what they were pouring? We're heading up next Saturday. This week: 2015 UTW Alder Springs Sparkling Chardonnay 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 2017 un-named Grenache with a splash of Mourvedre blend - next release 2017 Nervo Ranch Heritage 2017 Lorenzo’s He...
by Brian Tuite
March 11th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 9423

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Can anyone who went to the pickup day report back on what they were pouring? We're heading up next Saturday. This week: 2015 UTW Alder Springs Sparkling Chardonnay 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 2017 un-named Grenache with a splash of Mourvedre blend - next release 2017 Nervo Ranch Heritage 2017 Lorenzo’s He...
by Brian Tuite
March 9th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Morris, white courtesy phone please, Andrew Morris...
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Andrew Morris, white courtesy phone please, Andrew Morris...

Has anyone heard from Andrew Morris since Berserker Day? He’s normally good at returning correspondence. Is he on vacation, sick, incapacitated in some way? [help.gif]

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