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by Andrew Morris
October 10th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3723

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

Briceland ran (partially) on borrowed back-up power. Thankfully, it was enough to run the walk in cooler where the whites settle.

We are relieved that the power is back after being off for 30 hours or so...
by Andrew Morris
October 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Article on Darrell Corti - Corti Brothers in Sacramento
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Re: Great Article on Darrell Corti - Corti Brothers in Sacramento

The man has pretty tough standards. I followed up on a sample bottle of viognier that I'd left for him to try, and he told me, by way of rejection, that the only varietally correct viognier he'd ever had was a 1963 Ch. Grillet. He's someone whose opinion I take seriously, and placing something in h...
by Andrew Morris
September 20th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dinner @ BluePlate w/ BayArea Friends..(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: TN: Dinner @ BluePlate w/ BayArea Friends..(short/boring)

Thanks for including Briceland the mix. I always appreciate your view of the wines, TomHill. Anyone else have any comments on the Arneis? While I didn't take notes for our wines with dinner, I did enjoy your Arneis, Andrew. I'd tasted it earlier in the year and thought the floral component came out...
by Andrew Morris
September 18th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dinner @ BluePlate w/ BayArea Friends..(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: TN: Dinner @ BluePlate w/ BayArea Friends..(short/boring)

Thanks for including Briceland the mix. I always appreciate your view of the wines, TomHill. Anyone else have any comments on the Arneis? When I arrived for my last trip to the Bay area (8/29/19), as we usually do, a bunch of us got together for dinner: 1. Failla Viognier AlbanVnyd/EdnaVlly (14.7%) ...
by Andrew Morris
July 31st, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle weight
Replies: 40
Views: 1475

Re: Bottle weight

Pierre-Yves Colin (PYCM) uses heavy bottles for a reason. They are non recycled glass and he believes that the larger corks he uses seats properly in such a bottle. He is very much aware of premox and wants to minimize the risk. That is a reason, but most likely not one supported by any real scienc...
by Andrew Morris
July 20th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3422

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

William Segui wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 3:54 pm
The cleaning is never ending but there can be some zen like moments. There is nothing but awful in compliance.
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The reporting, tax filing etc. makes cleaning seem like a day off.

I’d put collections as #2. I kind of like the sales part, but that’s me....
by Andrew Morris
May 31st, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 2151

Re: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

Doug Schulman wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 9:47 am
probably both
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by Andrew Morris
May 18th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Notes from Taste Mendocino – April 27, 2019 in San Francisco
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Notes from Taste Mendocino – April 27, 2019 in San Francisco

Hi Ken, It was great to meet you at the TOM event. I am glad you got to taste a few of our wines. Cheers! Hey Andrew, it was great to finally meet you too! You poured a bunch of very nice wines at the event. In addition to the two standout wines listed above that were made from Mendocino County fru...
by Andrew Morris
May 17th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Notes from Taste Mendocino – April 27, 2019 in San Francisco
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Notes from Taste Mendocino – April 27, 2019 in San Francisco

Taste Mendocino – April 27, 2019 [/u] I attended the Taste Mendocino event in San Francisco late last month, and wrote a report for the Grape-Nutz.com website. An abbreviated version of the report is below – there are more photos plus tasting impressions of over 20 wineries here: Taste Mendocino – ...
by Andrew Morris
May 16th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $20-$25 wine
Replies: 16
Views: 1013

Re: Best $20-$25 wine

White: I can't help you with a selection from CA, but if you're willing to make this your one Euro wine, the 2017 Pepiere Muscadet Clos des Briords is a knock out. You won't regret it. Sparkling: I can't improve on your own idea of Schramsberg. I do quite like the Signal Ridge "Little Pink Bubbles,...
by Andrew Morris
May 2nd, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking

Vincent Fritzshe makes beautiful PNs from Willamette: https://vincentwinecompany.com Todd Hamina makes outstanding wines from Willamette as well:http://biggiohamina.com Call Todd, he usually has a few older bottles he'll let you have as well! Goodfellow Family Vineyards, also has gorgeous red fruit...
by Andrew Morris
April 30th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 2125

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

But here's my take. TCA affects the wine. If you cannot tell that it is TCA that affects the wine, okay, you can't perceive it. But the wine is affected. You may have a different take away about the wine (it's muted, good earth and leather, slight funk I'm digging) but it's not what the wine would ...
by Andrew Morris
April 21st, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2386

Re: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

My brother played for Coach Popovich in college.

If I sent him a care package, what of Briceland would I put in it?

Clearly, none it our wines are in those lanes, but it must tell people here who know those wine about his stylistic preferences, no?
by Andrew Morris
March 28th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Re: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

Hi Gang, Some of you are receiving your wine this week or last, or recently. Yes, some of the reds have some sediment. It is mostly tartrates. Exchange below with one person... Hi XX, Glad it got to you and I look forward to your comments. Yes, AP PN has some sediment, mostly tartrates, and some of ...
by Andrew Morris
March 28th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37514

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Thanks, Mike and Michael, for your notes and for your your ongoing support.

I am glad that you continue to enjoy the wines.

I regret not setting aside more of each of those two batches at this point.
by Andrew Morris
March 21st, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pinot Noir Technical Tasting Today in Ukiah - Anyone attending?
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Pinot Noir Technical Tasting Today in Ukiah - Anyone attending?

See you there. Great to meet you, Casey. That was a pretty fun and interesting event. Might be the most different pinots from different regions I have had in one sitting. Gotta say I was a little disappointed at the quality of some of the Mendo wines (not naming names) but agreed that it was neat t...
by Andrew Morris
March 21st, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pinot Noir Technical Tasting Today in Ukiah - Anyone attending?
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Pinot Noir Technical Tasting Today in Ukiah - Anyone attending?

Casey Hartlip wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 1:08 pm
See you there.
Great to meet you, Casey.

That was a pretty fun and interesting event.

Might be the most different pinots from different regions I have had in one sitting.
by Andrew Morris
March 20th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pinot Noir Technical Tasting Today in Ukiah - Anyone attending?
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Pinot Noir Technical Tasting Today in Ukiah - Anyone attending?

Mendocino Winegrowers is hosting at Technical Tasting tonight at 6pm in Ukiah. Any Berserkers attending? I'll be there presenting Humboldt Pinot to compare and contrast with the Mendo stuff, among others. Apparently, the event is kind of full, but there are a few more spots... $40/ Ukiah Valley Conf...
by Andrew Morris
March 11th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule - It seems like a good time to ship to warmer and moderate climes. Are there some areas that are still to cold to ship in the next couple of weeks? I have batches going out on Friday, Monday, then Friday again. If anyone has specific requests, feel free to shoot me an email: andrew...
by Andrew Morris
March 10th, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Morris, white courtesy phone please, Andrew Morris...
Replies: 5
Views: 573

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

Hi Brian.

I will catch you tomorrow. By email or phone.

Sorry.
by Andrew Morris
February 2nd, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 2311

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

Here's another twist: Can Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo, et. al. be fraudulently used like credit cards? How easy is it to hack or collect and misuse the account information? We average 1 fraudulent credit card order for every 20 legitimate order. Of course we do get the occasional email wanting to know...
by Andrew Morris
February 2nd, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)
Replies: 42
Views: 2702

Re: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)

7 people will vote and each flight is blind. Most guest are normal wine drinkers not Berserkers. 1. Which state will win? Will do a total tally of each individual flight. 2. Which wine do you think will be wine of the night? 3. Wines will be revealed at the end and votes taken after each blind flig...
by Andrew Morris
January 30th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Placed an Order?

If you placed an order and have not yet been contacted for payment, not to worry. I had a short delay in processing by coming down with a 24 hour flu on Monday. Trying to catch up now... Some GSO orders went out yesterday. I Look forward to your comments on the wines once you have a chance to get in...
by Andrew Morris
January 30th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Re: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

With the excitement of the big day in the rear view mirror, THANK YOU! Todd and Brig for all the their work. Mods and regular posters for keeping things fun here. Fans for your ongoing support and for taking the time to report on your experience of the wines. New customers for giving us a shot! This...
by Andrew Morris
January 30th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "New World" and "Old World": What do they mean to you?
Replies: 51
Views: 1700

Re: "New World" and "Old World": What do they mean to you?

“New World” connotes wines with predominantly ripe fruity and oaky flavors and aromas and higher alcohol while “Old World” connotes wines that tend to have more flavors and aromas that aren’t fruity (earthy, leathery, mineral, meaty, etc.), more acidity, and less alcohol. The Old World/New World di...
by Andrew Morris
January 28th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Re: Offer Extended • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

At AppellationAmerica.com we have been tracking Briceland wines for many years. We have always found them highly expressive of origin with good structure and moderate alcohols. In particular, the three pack of Pinots represent vineyards that even a novice could never confuse. The Phelps is a rack s...
by Andrew Morris
January 27th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Extended- BD10 OFFERS • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

How long are you going to keep offers open? Asking for a friend...(who is away this weekend) We’ll see how it goes for the next couple of hours and see what’s still in stock. But, have your friend email me: Andrew@bricelandvineyards.com. I’ll take care of them. [cheers.gif] I just checked orders an...
by Andrew Morris
January 27th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Re: BD10 OFFERS • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

Corey N. wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 2:15 pm
How long are you going to keep offers open?

Asking for a friend...(who is away this weekend)

We’ll see how it goes for the next couple of hours and see what’s still in stock.

But, have your friend email me: Andrew@bricelandvineyards.com. I’ll take care of them. [cheers.gif]
by Andrew Morris
January 27th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Re: BD10 OFFERS • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

Thanks to Corey N., Corey E., Ian and Bill for your orders and comments.

Corey N., it is probably bad for business, but do I need to refer you to AA or something? [snort.gif]
by Andrew Morris
January 26th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Re: BD10 OFFERS • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

Thanks, Mark, Mike and Rich for the orders, among others!

Thanks Mary, for your continued support. Great to hear from you again.

Looking forward to tomorrow. I hope it is big with all the PR that Todd got for it!
by Andrew Morris
January 26th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rochester NY, Favorite Wine Shop and Wine Restaurants?
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Rochester NY, Favorite Wine Shop and Wine Restaurants?

Apologies--I obviously read through too quickly. I don't order off of lists very often, but in addition to the places mentioned above, maybe take a look at these to see if any seem like a good fit. I still recommend staying away from the garbage plate! Elliot Thanks, Elliot. I will see if any of th...
by Andrew Morris
January 26th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year BDay Offer)

Thanks, Berserkers, for your orders, comments and kind words. Your ongoing support means the world to us. [cheers.gif]

Thanks also to the fine Lurkers who prefer to remain anonymous for your orders.

It is great to be here with you all!
by Andrew Morris
January 26th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Terragena: help pay our TRUCK REGISTRATION sale!
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Terragena: help pay our TRUCK REGISTRATION sale!

Hi Chris,

Nice to see you here. It is good to have more Humboldt represented here. Cabot and I get lonely.

Good luck with your first time offering here.

Watch out... The people here are BERSERK! [pillow-fight.gif]

We should get together and taste each other's wines some time.
by Andrew Morris
January 25th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37514

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Wow. 8 years of Berserkers Days for me... Time flies. [cheers.gif] Thanks for the mentions, John, Morgan, Chad, Geoff, Lee, Dan, Corey & Bill. Did I miss anyone? It warms my heart to know that people who love wine as much as the people here are enjoying a bottle of Briceland from time to time. Looki...
by Andrew Morris
January 24th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rochester NY, Favorite Wine Shop and Wine Restaurants?
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Rochester NY, Favorite Wine Shop and Wine Restaurants?

Wine stores: Century wines in Pittsford—wide selection with lots of older Bordeaux and burgs Market view in Henrietta—fairly wide selection Pinnacle (mentioned above) in Brighton—smaller inventory, but very well chosen Restaurants: If you’re coming from somewhere like Boston or nyc with a booming h...
by Andrew Morris
January 24th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rochester NY, Favorite Wine Shop and Wine Restaurants?
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Rochester NY, Favorite Wine Shop and Wine Restaurants?

Briceland is in the process of getting distribution in NY State. My wife's family is in Rochester and Fairport. She will be back and I am hoping she can visit a couple of shops and restaurants on her visit. Suggestions? TIA! Best shoppe I can think of is Pinnacle on Monroe in Brighton. Great place ...
by Andrew Morris
January 24th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rochester NY, Favorite Wine Shop and Wine Restaurants?
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Rochester NY, Favorite Wine Shop and Wine Restaurants?

Briceland is in the process of getting distribution in NY State.

My wife's family is in Rochester and Fairport. She will be back and I am hoping she can visit a couple of shops and restaurants on her visit.

Suggestions?

TIA!
by Andrew Morris
January 24th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Phelps Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2014 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Phelps Vineyard

Thanks, guys. I really appreciate all of the support as we head into BerserkerDay. It’s hard to believe it has been 8 years!
by Andrew Morris
January 23rd, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)
Replies: 41
Views: 2367

Thanks, Everyone! • Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt's Finest Since 1985 (8th Year of BDay)

Accepting orders until Monday, 8pm. Thanks for a great day! Deals first, story follows. An asterisk (*) indicates that the wine was made with organically farmed grapes. The Offers
 The Vineyards: 2014, 2015, 2016 SVD Humboldt County Pinot Noir 6 pack (Offer #1) • $188 Two each of three of our most p...
by Andrew Morris
January 17th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Anyone using LibDib or Merchant 23 or ? for small scale distribution?
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: Anyone using LibDib or Merchant 23 or ? for small scale distribution?

Hey Andrew, Cheers from the Emerald triangle! I have signed up for both and reviewed the sites. What I found is that LibDib seems to have a more sleek site, while merchant23 had some odd fields and a little rougher feel. My understanding is that LibDib has their own distributor registered while mer...
by Andrew Morris
January 16th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Anyone using LibDib or Merchant 23 or ? for small scale distribution?
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Anyone using LibDib or Merchant 23 or ? for small scale distribution?

Hi People of the Biz, My question is in the subject. Also, do any of you have suggestions for small scale distributors in specific states? This thread is in Wine Pimps as well.... https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=147876 I guess that they are looking at it as buyers rather than as...
by Andrew Morris
January 16th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Anyone using Merchant 23
Replies: 11
Views: 20565

Re: Anyone using Merchant 23

Bump.

Interested in any feedback people have on working with LibDib or M23.

Thanks!
by Andrew Morris
December 19th, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 43
Views: 3384

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

Great! I suggest a cold carafe and a careful pour on the Pet Nats, unless you like it evenly cloudy, then shake it up before you chill it.

I look forward to your comments!
S Karnik wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Confirming receipt of the wines! Plan to open up a Pet Nat this weekend. Will keep you posted
[cheers.gif]
by Andrew Morris
December 14th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 43
Views: 3384

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

Hi SK,

According to FEDEX, your package has been delivered.

Let me know when you have a chance to get into them.

Thanks for your patience and cheers!


S Karnik wrote:
November 17th, 2018, 12:55 pm
What is the latest status on BD IX Futures wines - has anyone received wines, or shipment estimates?
by Andrew Morris
November 18th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 43
Views: 3384

Futures of : Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

Berserkers who ordered Futures from me: Sorry for the delay. Wine, winemaking and winery operation offer me an ongoing learning opportunity. I have learned that Futures may not be such a great idea unless the wine bottle date is almost set. Or perhaps if I that all of the wine I have in bottle is al...
by Andrew Morris
October 16th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino County- Favorite wineries and things...
Replies: 22
Views: 870

Re: Mendocino County- Favorite wineries and things...

Hi Abbie, We look forward to your visit. Sounds like you have a lot of good choices in Mendo, which does not surprise me. Please let me know which day you might be headed our way. I am happy to help with places to go, things to see etc. Feel free to call the winery number: 707 923-2429. Cheers! Than...
by Andrew Morris
August 28th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet-Nat recs
Replies: 54
Views: 1907

Re: Pet-Nat recs

I generally feel safe with any pet nat from Selection Massale, though I’m particularly fond of Quentin Bourse’s wines (Sot de l’Ange). Renardat-Fache is bottled joy, and though off-dry it is a great food wine. Mosse Moussamoussettes is fun and interesting. Texier Rouletabulle is generally pretty ta...
by Andrew Morris
August 11th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preconceptions And The Perception Of Quality?
Replies: 30
Views: 1344

Preconceptions And The Perception Of Quality?

This is an interesting topic. It occurs to me that, within limits, it is possible for people to exert mental discipline to recognize fine examples of a style they don't prefer. It is difficult. I am not a fan of Country music, so I only know a few artists that I consider the exception to that. When ...
by Andrew Morris
April 1st, 2018, 10:46 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Syrah in Pinot Noir
Replies: 24
Views: 2965

Syrah in Pinot Noir

Some Winemakers will top off barrels with whatever they have available in bulk, e.g. cabernet in syrah or syrah in pinot noir. I don't think it is all that uncommon as the blended amount has no real effect on the end product but bragging about 5% Syrah as a blend with PN? Whatever floats your boat ...

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