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by Michael Martin
February 14th, 2019, 9:54 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: 935

Re: West of Temperance BD 10 Deals

The guys at West of Temperance make great wines, but they just went above and beyond helping me with what I thought was a minor shipping issue. Wow, is all I can say. Show them some love and give their wines a try.
by Michael Martin
February 13th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still read Wine Spectator?
Replies: 41
Views: 1395

Re: Do you still read Wine Spectator?

I get it free with airline miles so I have been reading it for years. I like the overviews of wine regions. We've used the articles as starting points to research vacations to CDP, Douro and a few others.
I don't really pay too much attention to the wine ratings.
by Michael Martin
February 12th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 14
Views: 1231

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

All in. Purposely opted out of Carlisle, Turley and Limerick this year for it. B The first rule after getting on the Carlisle list is stay on the Carlisle list. is there a difference in Weil Vineyard Syrah and Weil-A-Way vineyard? I know the exposition wines are different but CT has entries for bot...
by Michael Martin
February 5th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine
Replies: 63
Views: 2171

Re: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine

I used to do things like this all the time and the wine that wins usually is something I would never buy myself. Don’t bring anything too complex. People won’t get it. Just because you dig it, doesn’t mean everyone else will. Sweeter reds suck, but usually stand out as more “drinkable”. I know, good...
by Michael Martin
February 3rd, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 114414

Re: Official Costco Thread

Don’t buy the Kirkland 2016 Old Vine Zin. Syrupy mess. Yuck.
Do buy the 2013 Adega du Vila Real Douro Reserve. $6.99, yep $6.99 great QPR.
by Michael Martin
January 28th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: If you could only eat at one restaurant in Denver...
Replies: 41
Views: 2866

Re: If you could only eat at one restaurant in Denver...

The Mercantile http://mercantiledenver.com
Sister restaurant to Fruition mentioned above.
Reserve the chef’s table overlooking the kitchen. They have a menu completely separate from the regular menu. You can get it with or without wine parings. One of the best meals I‘ve had in Denver.
by Michael Martin
January 26th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7275

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

West of Temperance
by Michael Martin
January 20th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic

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Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 8:20 pm
The posts were at nearly the same time, and identical in nature.

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f*ck you too
by Michael Martin
January 20th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic

The Faiit Main threads were posted by mistake. I honestly don’t understand why people get so worked up over Alan, but if he wounds you so much just put him on ignore. Surely by this point you know how that feature works, don’t you. But nothing he has done justifies ganging up to pick on him and dam...
by Michael Martin
January 20th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic

The Faiit Main threads were posted by mistake. I honestly don’t understand why people get so worked up over Alan, but if he wounds you so much just put him on ignore. Surely by this point you know how that feature works, don’t you. But nothing he has done justifies ganging up to pick on him and dam...
by Michael Martin
January 20th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic

Enough is enough. This has gone well past the good natured fun stage and is just pathetic bullying. How? You really don’t understand why creating multiple threads and numerous posts on existing duplicate threads created by mistake all mocking one person represents bullying? What else would you call...
by Michael Martin
January 20th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic

Mike Evans wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Enough is enough. This has gone well past the good natured fun stage and is just pathetic bullying.
How?
by Michael Martin
January 20th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: Please tell me about posting three different threads about the same topic

Lee Braem wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Is this about the Fait Main threads? Is someone pushing those wines?
A dumb*ss.
by Michael Martin
January 20th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2067
Views: 122523

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 Esola ... usually wait another 2-3 years, but was 50% off at Binny’s (Chicago suburbs). Really getting the cherries and grapefruit notes. Went really well with homemade jambalaya. I like this wine. It doesn’t get a lot of love. It’s a different take on Zin, but if you embrace it for its expres...
by Michael Martin
January 20th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 114414

Re: Official Costco Thread

TonyD wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 11:21 am
Michael Martin wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 7:15 pm
The ‘16 Kirkland Gigondas is worth grabbing a handful...if you can still can find them. My local Costco is sold out.
Thanks so much for the heads up. Gave this a try and was very pleased. Fantastic QPR.
You’re welcome. [cheers.gif] [berserker.gif]
by Michael Martin
January 19th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2067
Views: 122523

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard - after trying a few Kirschenmann, I stopped buying. Morgan just makes too many different wines. After having this tonight, I may need to change that in the future. This was great on PnP. Light and lively with traditional Zin characteristics on ...
by Michael Martin
January 19th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 114414

Re: Official Costco Thread

CJ Beazley wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 10:22 am
Michael Martin wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 7:15 pm
The ‘16 Kirkland Gigondas is worth grabbing a handful...if you can still can find them. My local Costco is sold out.
I got one of these yesterday, what do you do decant it for a couple hours?
They come to life pretty quick. An hour or so and we get some great leather and spice tones.
by Michael Martin
January 18th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 114414

Re: Official Costco Thread

2014 Beckstoffer Grenache Melee $24. Good stuff.
by Michael Martin
January 17th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2243

Re: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?

Preview day is huge.
Use CT
Take a flyer or two.
Never bought a bad BD wine.
by Michael Martin
January 17th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 58
Views: 1622

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

This is #winning
by Michael Martin
January 17th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 58
Views: 1622

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

Bump
by Michael Martin
January 17th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 58
Views: 1622

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

Alan Eden wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 7:46 pm
I gather, glad i can at least amuse everyone
You’re good at it. Keep it up.
by Michael Martin
January 17th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 15 Syrahs and 5 Rhone red blends
Replies: 32
Views: 1387

Re: Blind tasting of 15 Syrahs and 5 Rhone red blends

Great! Wish I could have been there.
by Michael Martin
January 17th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 58
Views: 1622

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

Or how about this one?
by Michael Martin
January 17th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 58
Views: 1622

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

Cool, how do you start 3 threads at one time?
by Michael Martin
January 17th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 114414

Re: Official Costco Thread

The ‘16 Kirkland Gigondas is worth grabbing a handful...if you can still can find them. My local Costco is sold out.
by Michael Martin
January 17th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 95
Views: 2242

Re: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?

Learned a lot about wine and also how to have thick skin when posting online.
With that said, I only have one person blocked, that says something about the rest of you.
All polls must include Brett Farve.
There is a rumor that we have a search function.
by Michael Martin
January 17th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website
Replies: 50
Views: 2867

Re: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website

Order in!
by Michael Martin
January 16th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 20
Views: 1514

Re: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date

Spam a lam a ding dong here too.
by Michael Martin
January 14th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 122
Views: 7046

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Kirkland Anejo $19.99. I know, I know, but its actually really good.
https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/ki ... nejo-3838/
by Michael Martin
January 14th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?
Replies: 29
Views: 1871

Re: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?

The next Cornas will be pot infused drinks. The next Australia will be corporate crap wine once everyone discovers it’s corporate crap wine.
by Michael Martin
January 13th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 114414

Re: Official Costco Thread

Do NOT buy the ‘16 Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur. Sour and bitter. Worst wine I’ve had in awhile.
by Michael Martin
January 11th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 7468

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

90 - 95% of my Cellartracker wines are over 90, but then today I took a flyer on a Four Vines Truant. Should of looked it up before buying. It comes in at an 80. New all time low. champagne.gif That's a wine that is as drinkable now as it is likely to be so you could have bought one to try it first...
by Michael Martin
January 11th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 2628

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

Do you remember when.... ... the Berserker Day website didn't crash from all the people?! ... you could actually win a Berserker Day auction?! ... Todd was just a guy like the rest of us?! Great job, Todd! champagne.gif ... it won't crash! Ed Murray has helped tremendously, and we've done a lot of ...
by Michael Martin
January 10th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 2628

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

Mark Y wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Michael Martin wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Mark Y wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 12:55 pm


I guess that’s desktop version only. Makes sense. Thx!
Its that way on the mobile version too. You just need to click on "quick links"
Ok cool.. where does it show when my membership expires?
What do you call a deer with no eyes? I have no eyedeer.
by Michael Martin
January 10th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 2628

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

There has to be a easier way to re-up your GCC status right? I can’t find it anywhere to contribute. A link anywhere? The link is right under the logo at the top of the page. I guess that’s desktop version only. Makes sense. Thx! Its that way on the mobile version too. You just need to click on "qu...
by Michael Martin
January 10th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 2628

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

Mark Y wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 12:44 pm
There has to be a easier way to re-up your GCC status right?
I can’t find it anywhere to contribute. A link anywhere?
The link is right under the logo at the top of the page.
by Michael Martin
January 9th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 6859

Re: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer

I'll probably pass too, but that is because I have found my PN pleasure substitute in a most unlikely spot: Grenache.
by Michael Martin
January 9th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are these the top "wine influencers"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1823

Re: Are these the top "wine influencers"?

Josh Grossman wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 7:08 am
Michael Martin wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 1:47 pm
I think this board is the top influencer.
Seriously, I didn't see Fu on the list?
I was thinking more Tom Hill cuz he's followed every winery from the start.
by Michael Martin
January 8th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 6859

Re: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer

Is the Summa Old Vines worth the premium over the regular Summa bottling? Last year I only got the Sonoma Coast, but will be picking up some extra this year. The single vineyards are more unique than the blends and I would encourage anyone to try them. Is the Old Vine worth being singled out? Maybe...
by Michael Martin
January 8th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are these the top "wine influencers"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1823

Re: Are these the top "wine influencers"?

I think this board is the top influencer.
by Michael Martin
January 8th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 6859

Re: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer

I found the 2016 Anderson Valley to be sweet. The '16 Summa was very good as always. The '16 Silver Eagle was very good. The '16 Occidental and Bearwallow underwhelmed me.
by Michael Martin
January 7th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2067
Views: 122523

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

‘14 T n S block Hudson. Nice on day 1, really nice on day 2. Clove, anise, dark fruits.
by Michael Martin
January 7th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 7468

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Riesling Zweiter Zweieiiger Zwilling 88.3
by Michael Martin
January 7th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Wine Talk Hall of Fame Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 24210

Re: Wine Berserkers Wine Talk Hall of Fame Thread

wcooper wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 5:31 am
Red - Outpost
White - Paul Lato
I nominate this.
by Michael Martin
January 3rd, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you take advantage of a winemaking service or experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 1200

Re: Would you take advantage of a winemaking service or experience?

No way. I know folks who have gone down this road and ended up with a lot of crappy wine at the end.
by Michael Martin
January 3rd, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Amalfi in March

Paestum and Herculeum don’t require cars, easy to get to by train. Pompeii not as easy. That's assuming you're on the different train lines (Circumvesuviana/Marozzi for Herculaneum and the mainline route for Paestum). Sorrento is on the former, but not the latter. Pompeii station is on the former l...
by Michael Martin
January 3rd, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wine label blurbs - post your best
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Great wine label blurbs

Sounds like a vegetarian’s turd.

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