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by Brian Tuite
March 5th, 2021, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 193
Views: 23863

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Cris Whetstone wrote: February 4th, 2020, 11:45 pm Would anyone be making this fuss if a famous critic hadn't given this particular bottle 100 pts in a year they didn't make so much? Get a grip folks. Remember how much you cared about getting a bottle of Platt Pinot a month ago.
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by Brian Tuite
March 5th, 2021, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 193
Views: 23863

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

I got an email from Will saying the time on the list is only 1 of the factors in deciding who got it. Disappointing and so this would be my last order from RM. You guys can chase the 100 points next year. I'm out. And there is the answer. Customers got the Platt and points chasers didn’t. If you dr...
by Brian Tuite
March 5th, 2021, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Scherrer "Nepenthe" Special Offer
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: PSA: Scherrer "Nepenthe" Special Offer

1/2 case ea of RRV and Platt
by Brian Tuite
March 4th, 2021, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No More Cork Taint?
Replies: 31
Views: 910

Re: No More Cork Taint?

I’ll believe it when I don’t see smell it. Encouraging though.
by Brian Tuite
March 3rd, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1886
Views: 105176

Re: What did you cook tonight?

mike pobega wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 12:16 pm Prime beef cubes with crunchy chili pepper sauce on sautéed Yuk Choy and Hon-Shimeji mushrooms.
Looks delicious Mike!
by Brian Tuite
March 3rd, 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?
Replies: 20
Views: 754

Re: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?

Chris Seiber wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 12:16 pm That vulcanic soil tends to klingon my boots when I walk the vineyard.
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by Brian Tuite
March 3rd, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?
Replies: 20
Views: 754

Re: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?

Robert Sand wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 11:12 am
Brian Tuite wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 5:21 am
Robert Sand wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 2:23 am The vulcanic soil is perfect for this grape.

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Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Not a winemaker, right?
Pardon me for finding humor in your alternative spelling of volcanic. newhere
by Brian Tuite
March 3rd, 2021, 5:28 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?
Replies: 127
Views: 2347

Re: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?

I actually ended up doing similar things 3 more times to keep her going until respecting her final wishes and letting her go 18 months ago. We'll be back. You're team is imploding also. Crazy how fast that can happen to both. You'll be back also once you give up on your weakest link 😆 Your last gre...
by Brian Tuite
March 3rd, 2021, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?
Replies: 20
Views: 754

Re: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?

Robert Sand wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 2:23 am The vulcanic soil is perfect for this grape.
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Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
by Brian Tuite
March 3rd, 2021, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?
Replies: 20
Views: 754

Re: best Gewurz for spicy Asian food?

I’ve found the best Gewürztraminer for spicy Asian food to be a sec Chenin Blanc from Domaine Huet.
by Brian Tuite
March 2nd, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?
Replies: 88
Views: 3163

Re: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?

Yes. At “5 o-clock somewhere” through dinner. Nightly. She likes most everything I open except for Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah although some bottles of both she enjoys. She prefers wines on the lighter side, whites, rosés but loves Zinfandel. She's not into tannic wines.Went from very fruit forward...
by Brian Tuite
March 1st, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?
Replies: 127
Views: 2347

Re: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?

Ive got a bunch of stories. Here's the first. Was hired to sell medical supplies into a new subsidiary of a large company in the late 80's and South half of New Jersey was my territory. First year did 200% of quota won all kinds of awards. Second year they doubled what I did as my new quota (4X the...
by Brian Tuite
February 28th, 2021, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 903
Views: 98905

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Greg Dal Piaz did a comprehensive report on a blind tasting he did of 12 Cabernet Sauvignon based wines, 8 de Negoce and 4 store bought bottles. Fun read —> https://www.simplybetterwines.com/de-ne ... ignon.html
by Brian Tuite
February 27th, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1886
Views: 105176

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Applewood Smoked Baby Back Ribs and another ‘13 Briceland Humboldt Reserve Pinot Noir
This time the wine rocked.

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by Brian Tuite
February 27th, 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2283

Re: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!

The readers digest version of the readers digest version. No mention of Rudy or Maison Ilan or even KFC Buffet!
by Brian Tuite
February 27th, 2021, 8:01 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?
Replies: 127
Views: 2347

Re: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?

Just because you couldn't take it any more, or because you saw the writing on the wall and you were going to become redundant? What did you do next? I've never been in a position before without something in the works and it feels a bit strange. Summer of ‘94 I was let go unexpectedly. I bought a 12...
by Brian Tuite
February 27th, 2021, 7:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1886
Views: 105176

Re: What did you cook tonight?

More Surf n Turf. Skirt Steak and Lobster version w/Chimichuri 0223D061-DEBE-4ACC-A1F0-1A7E53DE00DD.jpeg My Briceland Berserkerday order arrived yesterday. Unfortunately this ‘13 Humboldt Reserve had a mild case of CORKED-21 that got worse as the evening progressed. 9A2D24AD-9E41-42BF-AABF-B477F65AD...
by Brian Tuite
February 26th, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Apple v. Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Apple v. Facebook

f*ck Facebook!
by Brian Tuite
February 26th, 2021, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?
Replies: 127
Views: 2347

Re: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?

Ive got a bunch of stories. Here's the first. Was hired to sell medical supplies into a new subsidiary of a large company in the late 80's and South half of New Jersey was my territory. First year did 200% of quota won all kinds of awards. Second year they doubled what I did as my new quota (4X the...
by Brian Tuite
February 26th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?
Replies: 127
Views: 2347

Re: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?

Ive got a bunch of stories. Here's the first. Was hired to sell medical supplies into a new subsidiary of a large company in the late 80's and South half of New Jersey was my territory. First year did 200% of quota won all kinds of awards. Second year they doubled what I did as my new quota (4X the...
by Brian Tuite
February 26th, 2021, 1:14 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?
Replies: 127
Views: 2347

Re: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?

Just because you couldn't take it any more, or because you saw the writing on the wall and you were going to become redundant? What did you do next? I've never been in a position before without something in the works and it feels a bit strange. Summer of ‘94 I was let go unexpectedly. I bought a 12...
by Brian Tuite
February 26th, 2021, 5:27 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?
Replies: 127
Views: 2347

Re: Ever lose or quit your job without another lined up?

Just because you couldn't take it any more, or because you saw the writing on the wall and you were going to become redundant? What did you do next? I've never been in a position before without something in the works and it feels a bit strange. Summer of ‘94 I was let go unexpectedly. I bought a 12...
by Brian Tuite
February 26th, 2021, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.
Replies: 55
Views: 1927

Re: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 25th, 2021, 8:52 am My cellar is like berns,
Yeah, sure it is. rolleyes

Part is in the basement and the rest across the street in cold storage? [wink.gif]
by Brian Tuite
February 25th, 2021, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.
Replies: 55
Views: 1927

Re: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.

May of 2019, I counted and notated the location of everything. I even entered the first two pages of it into Cellartracker. [pwn.gif] My CT inventory is so far off I’m not bothering again until I build new storage and all the locations and bin numbering change.
by Brian Tuite
February 24th, 2021, 7:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217428

Re: Steak Porn

Andrew Kotowski wrote: February 24th, 2021, 6:38 am Happy to take up to those pics any day.
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by Brian Tuite
February 24th, 2021, 6:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217428

Re: Steak Porn

Flannery CA Reserve Ribeyes

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by Brian Tuite
February 24th, 2021, 5:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?
Replies: 41
Views: 2212

Re: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?

And I thought my utilities bill was high! High ceilings, all glass, that wood stove has to work overtime because I know mine does without all that glass.
by Brian Tuite
February 24th, 2021, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...
Replies: 46
Views: 1972

Re: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...

This one wasn’t the first bottle if my journey, a friend had introduced me to Williams-Selyem Pinot which got me hooked, but this was my first Zinfandel epiphany. I liked Zin and all but never understood how gracefully they would age when produced and stored properly until I had few of these. Still ...
by Brian Tuite
February 23rd, 2021, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Tiger Woods car accident
Replies: 202
Views: 4126

Re: Tiger Woods car accident

jeez, the front of the car is missing... looks like he came down the hill, not up it. Just saw some live video. How fast was he going? 4 lane road. He crossed the center median and over the two opposite lanes, through a bunch of brush before finally coming to rest basically upside down. It looks li...
by Brian Tuite
February 23rd, 2021, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?
Replies: 206
Views: 14718

Re: Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?

Nice to see this old thread revisited. Laughable. The quality level of the Oregon Chards I'm buying, drinking, loving is comparable to what? Aubert, Marcassin, Pahlmeyer, Rhys, Ceritas, Litterai, Arnot-Robert, Konnigsgaard, Kistler, Ferrin, Peter Michael, Ramey, William Selyem? If anything, Willame...
by Brian Tuite
February 23rd, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3167
Views: 219026

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: February 23rd, 2021, 7:16 am
Ended up with a glass on nights 1,3,4,5. Wine was best on night 3; drank well until the bottle was dry as mummy pussy.
Sounds pretty dry man. rolleyes
by Brian Tuite
February 23rd, 2021, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 107
Views: 4425

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

This inspired me to look at 11 years of notes to see what I found flawed. Kind of interesting to check back. PS: Rhys and Stony Hill contacted me immediately to replace. flirtysmile 2004 Domaine Huber-Verdereau Volnay Les Robardelles - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay (4/29/2020) Ladybugs. ...
by Brian Tuite
February 23rd, 2021, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 107
Views: 4425

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

A few weeks ago I popped a very high-end Napa cab that was corked with TCA. I contacted the winery and since I didn't purchase directly from them, they deferred replacing it and suggested contacting the retailer. Very disappointing. Nearly identical thing happened to me with a high end Sonoma Count...
by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 11:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 11641

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Grilled a 1/2 lb January Blend tonight. Best Burger Ever! Order arrived 2 days after BD - I'm in the Florida and no problem with temps. I've been ordering for years and love this burger - thanks Bryan and Todd for a great Berserker Event! Sorry - no pics on this round - but I'll take some next time...
by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3167
Views: 219026

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Welp.....not exactly a 'glowing review' ;) In hindsight it may have been mildly corked. I tried to pick it up on the cork when I got that mildew note on day 2 but I couldn’t confirm it so I left it at that. Based on feedback from others I may sway towards flawed. FWIW, that's the one I had that was...
by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 183
Views: 9948

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Li Chen wrote: February 21st, 2021, 9:05 am Copy-pasted from GrandReserveCard.com

"Earn an additional 2 points per dollar at your top wine merchant (the winery or wine merchant where you spend the most) each month"
Login and click on “Rewards Activity”

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by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 8:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 183
Views: 9948

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Li Chen wrote: February 21st, 2021, 8:00 am Has anyone received the monthly 2X after statement posted? I do not see mine.
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by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan projects
Replies: 35
Views: 2598

Re: Bevan projects

i'll add westerhold for bonus points. I was wondering... No more Wren Hop? Definitely no more Jemrose. wren hop last vintage was either 14 or 13 IIRC. jemrose not sure but been a few years too. Jemrose has been gone for quite some time. Jim and Gloria sold the property and moved back to the Chicago...
by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Replacing a Whisperkool Unit
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Replacing a Whisperkool Unit

If it’s going to be in a basement try CellarPro. Reliability and performance in one. But those dimensions, ugh.
by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 6:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1886
Views: 105176

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Andrew Kotowski wrote: February 20th, 2021, 10:41 pm Surf and Turf! Flannery filet tail and Mexican Brown shrimp from my local fishmonger (Gemini). Shrimp marinated using Bobby Flay’s ginger soy lime marinade.
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by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 6:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1886
Views: 105176

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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Man I love lamb but my Wife doesn’t so I never get to cook it at home. I only eat it at restaurants. Looks fantastic Mike!
by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 6:38 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: iPad drops wifi, is it iPad or router?
Replies: 13
Views: 227

Re: iPad drops wifi, is it iPad or router?

Mine started automatically switching to my wireless printers network each time I woke it up. Finally disabled the printers network and now have to email my print jobs.
by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 6:29 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: What will the world be like - just when you thought things couldn't be worse
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: What will the world be like - just when you thought things couldn't be worse

Scott Brunson wrote: February 21st, 2021, 5:29 am
GregT wrote: February 20th, 2021, 11:02 am There's this.

The anguish I feel knows no bounds. I don't know how to make sense of my life any more.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kim-kardas ... t-divorce/
Hey, she’s available! neener
Look, here she comes now!
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by Brian Tuite
February 21st, 2021, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan projects
Replies: 35
Views: 2598

Re: Bevan projects

Steve Crawford wrote: February 21st, 2021, 2:28 am i'll add westerhold for bonus points.
I was wondering...

No more Wren Hop?
Definitely no more Jemrose.
by Brian Tuite
February 20th, 2021, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3167
Views: 219026

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Rich Brown wrote: February 20th, 2021, 7:05 pm Welp.....not exactly a 'glowing review' ;)
In hindsight it may have been mildly corked. I tried to pick it up on the cork when I got that mildew note on day 2 but I couldn’t confirm it so I left it at that. Based on feedback from others I may sway towards flawed.
by Brian Tuite
February 20th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3167
Views: 219026

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

The Old Vines is a favorite but the two bottles of the 19 version I’ve had are not my preferred style. Tom IMHO the ‘19s need to hide in the back of the cellar for a long time. Way too angular for me right now although 4-6 days on the counter after opening does help a bit. Tonight we try a ‘17 Pato...
by Brian Tuite
February 20th, 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: iPhone, Email, Saving to phone rather than server. HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: iPhone, Email, Saving to phone rather than server. HELP!

i don't know which ISP you use, but guaranteed they spend less time and money on email security than google. for business, you're going to want their premium service anyway (https://workspace.google.com/), which has even more tools. yahoo is garbage. I have a gmail address I set up when it was nece...
by Brian Tuite
February 20th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 107
Views: 4425

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

I've had great experiences with winemakers replacing corked/flawed bottles from just a note on CT/WB regardless of where purchased. NVW&C gave me credit for a corked 20 yr old Forman Cab that I had purchased from them! I had a bottle of Arcadian Chard which Joe felt, from my tasting note, did no...
by Brian Tuite
February 20th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 107
Views: 4425

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

I've had great experiences with winemakers replacing corked/flawed bottles from just a note on CT/WB regardless of where purchased. NVW&C gave me credit for a corked 20 yr old Forman Cab that I had purchased from them! I had a bottle of Arcadian Chard which Joe felt, from my tasting note, did no...

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