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by Michael Martin
March 29th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What are doing to support restaurants during Covid19?
Replies: 18
Views: 342

Re: What are doing to support restaurants during Covid19?

We’ve done take out from several local places. Every single one said they are busy.
by Michael Martin
March 29th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2727

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Buying only what I can’t resist. Picked up some more Dirty and Rowdy this morning. I had no idea Mourvèdre could taste like theirs.
by Michael Martin
March 29th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 1224

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

For those that are interested, there is a great Bedrock Conversations podcast with Skyla Olds the daughter of Sky’s owner. It’s a wonderful podcast with Chris from Bedrock wines. Bedrock makes a Syrah and Zin from Sky as well.
by Michael Martin
March 29th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 1224

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

Robert M yers wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 7:42 am
Looks like an interesting winery that I’d never heard of. Website says they are off the grid! I’m on the lookout to try for sure, interesting that 2014 seems like the most recent release?
They had a fire.
by Michael Martin
March 27th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines quarantine offer - almost 50% OFF!
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines quarantine offer - almost 50% OFF!

I’ve had the Mission and the Marsanne and all I can say is BUY IT.
by Michael Martin
March 27th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??
Replies: 36
Views: 1627

Re: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??

Interesting topic. Based on taste alone, I some ideas, I would be curious to find out the correct answer.
by Michael Martin
March 24th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 1769

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Had the Shake Ridge tonight. Good googly moogly man. Awesome wine.
by Michael Martin
March 24th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California now allows cocktail and spirit home delivery from your favorite restaurant or distillery
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: California now allows cocktail and spirit home delivery from your favorite restaurant or distillery

David Baum wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 6:27 pm
As with most things California leads it does not follow
Colorado offers this service as well...for at least a week or so now.
by Michael Martin
March 24th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 1769

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Mine says 28th.
The world has gone mad, I say.
by Michael Martin
March 23rd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are they shipping???
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Why are they shipping???

I just updated my shipping address over the weekend for three shipments in the next couple of weeks.
Just go to CT, see what you have coming in and update on the wineries website. I got a confirmation back from all three. Took maybe five minutes total.
by Michael Martin
March 23rd, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 1769

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

My wine arrives today. Will join in this weekend.
by Michael Martin
March 20th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3267

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

How did Merlot show? And for 2010's, how do they compare to some of the old world style cabs? Curious if the style changed to more fruit driven like other Cali cabs. Popped the ‘91 mag of Howell Mountain Merlot. Wowza. Cork was almost completely trashed and soaked, but it didn’t matter. A rich eart...
by Michael Martin
March 20th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3267

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

Got the mag of the ‘91 Merlot today and popped one of the ‘10 Oakville’s. More fruit than the Yountville, but also some nice tannins. Great wine for $23. Will go years. I know Victor said the early ‘90’s are the better ones, but I have been very pleased the 2010’s I bought. How did Merlot show? And...
by Michael Martin
March 16th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 1769

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

I am in, especially after hearing your interview with Chris on the Bedrock podcast.
by Michael Martin
March 13th, 2020, 3:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3267

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

Got the mag of the ‘91 Merlot today and popped one of the ‘10 Oakville’s. More fruit than the Yountville, but also some nice tannins. Great wine for $23. Will go years. I know Victor said the early ‘90’s are the better ones, but I have been very pleased the 2010’s I bought. How did Merlot show? And...
by Michael Martin
March 12th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3267

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

The ‘10 Oakville reminded a lot of the Congruence wines. May they Rest In Peace.
by Michael Martin
March 12th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7399

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We’re building a house, then the move, then all the other stuff related to a new house. Probably won’t fly for at least another 18 months. Hoping it’s safe by then. [wow.gif] [snort.gif]
by Michael Martin
March 12th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

Have the mission open right now. You guys won’t be disappointed. Elegant and fairly light weight. Reminds me a bit of a Sandlands Trousseau. No rough edges. Nothing funky. Fine wine. And yes, let me pile on with the praise of these gorgeous *looking* bottles. Save some for day 2. The spice emerges ...
by Michael Martin
March 12th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3267

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

Got the mag of the ‘91 Merlot today and popped one of the ‘10 Oakville’s. More fruit than the Yountville, but also some nice tannins. Great wine for $23. Will go years.
I know Victor said the early ‘90’s are the better ones, but I have been very pleased the 2010’s I bought.
by Michael Martin
March 12th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7399

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Did you catch the Jet Blue story this morning? Who would want to fly anywhere now.
by Michael Martin
March 11th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* CabFranc-Merlot Blends @25-50% discounts! +MAGNUMS & half bottles
Replies: 74
Views: 2904

Re: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* CabFranc-Merlot Blends @25-50% discounts! +MAGNUMS & half bottles

My BD purchase arrived today: a case of the ‘08 375 Bordeaux blends and a magnum. Had to pop a 375. Wow, just in a perfect place now. Still has years to go, what a treat.

Thank you Emily.
by Michael Martin
March 11th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7399

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Just postponed a Spain trip that was scheduled for early May. I figure that it’s possible things look more clear, and better in a few months, and then there will be good short lead-time deals. So will just hold off. I don’t think I’ve ever done a “staycation” of more than a couple of work days. Tha...
by Michael Martin
March 11th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7399

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Just postponed a Spain trip that was scheduled for early May. I figure that it’s possible things look more clear, and better in a few months, and then there will be good short lead-time deals. So will just hold off. I don’t think I’ve ever done a “staycation” of more than a couple of work days. Tha...
by Michael Martin
March 10th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *EXTENDED FOR CORONA!*
Replies: 70
Views: 4050

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*

Yes, although it would be a brilliant marketing trick to let everyone have bottle no 0001, I'm afraid that the sad truth is that the printer screwed it up. It's supposed to say the second number, ie 1639/2600. But for some reason they printed every bottle with 0001 and then the rising number after....
by Michael Martin
March 10th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *EXTENDED FOR CORONA!*
Replies: 70
Views: 4050

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*

My wines arrived last night. Like the look and a nice thank you note inside. Can't wait to try these.
by Michael Martin
March 10th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once and Future Save the Date
Replies: 39
Views: 2334

Re: Once and Future Save the Date

Order in.
by Michael Martin
March 9th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5191

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet $20 ish. Drinks at 2x the price. Bodegas Ateca Calatayud Atteca Old Vines $16 ish Old Vine Grenache. Cheap complexity. Antinori Toscana. Available in just about every wine store in America. Consistently good. $15 ish Wild card, a bunch of stuff on Winebid if you a...
by Michael Martin
March 9th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2523
Views: 167374

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I had a ‘14 Nervo over the last two nights. Can’t say it was my favorite. Very rustic. Seemed much older than 5-6 years. The 13 Nervo is the only Bedrock wine i have not cared for. Zero nose, plenty of acidity, but no fruit and a bitter finish. Hopefully time will help but I'm not holding my breath...
by Michael Martin
March 9th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Conversations
Replies: 39
Views: 3340

Re: Bedrock Wine Conversations

Listened to the Hardy Wallace podcast today. Best one yet?
I think I need to buy some Dirty and Rowdy.
by Michael Martin
March 9th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3267

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

I got my Winebid shipment today and popped the ‘10 Yountville V block. For $23, it’s actually pretty good. I’d pay double. I bought some of the Oakville too. Will try that soon. It seems young and needs a decant, but I’d buy more at this price. Deep black cherry, menthol and tobacco. I dropped 3x th...
by Michael Martin
March 8th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once and Future Save the Date
Replies: 39
Views: 2334

Re: Once and Future Save the Date

The Merlot and Mataro are always good.
by Michael Martin
March 7th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once and Future Save the Date
Replies: 39
Views: 2334

Re: Once and Future Save the Date

Robert M yers wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Michael Martin wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Robert M yers wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 7:56 pm
What’s the price point range on these? Assuming Carlisle and Bedrock esque?
Not really. Joel has his own style.
Pricing style? neener
Oh clarity...

Then the answer is yes, $30 ish to $50+ ish.
by Michael Martin
March 7th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once and Future Save the Date
Replies: 39
Views: 2334

Re: Once and Future Save the Date

Robert M yers wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 7:56 pm
What’s the price point range on these? Assuming Carlisle and Bedrock esque?
Not really. Joel has his own style.
by Michael Martin
March 7th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once and Future Save the Date
Replies: 39
Views: 2334

Re: Once and Future Save the Date

Joel just emailed this... From Seeing 20/20 – Sonoma & Anderson Valley Preview (Jan 2020) by Antonio Galloni I was super-impressed with the 2018s from Joel Peterson's Once & Future. The 2018s are wonderfully vibrant, focused and full of character. In many ways, Peterson has returned to his roots fro...
by Michael Martin
March 7th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *EXTENDED FOR CORONA!*
Replies: 70
Views: 4050

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*

Steve Anderson wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 9:57 am
BD Sampler Pack Arrived. Looking forward to giving one a try after a suitable resting period!
Have you tried them yet?













How about now?
by Michael Martin
March 5th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7399

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Two cases now reported in Colorado. Both parties recently did international travel.
by Michael Martin
March 4th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: dropping old lists only to join new ones???
Replies: 14
Views: 1289

Re: dropping old lists only to join new ones???

I dropped so many lists, but find myself enjoying wine more. #buyingwide. [cheers.gif]
by Michael Martin
March 3rd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: OjaiVnyd Syrah PresidioVnyd '05...(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: TN: OjaiVnyd Syrah PresidioVnyd '05...(short/boring)

I've had some great Ojai's with age on them recently. They have held up well.
by Michael Martin
March 2nd, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

Thanks for the notes. Looking forward to getting my bottles soon.
by Michael Martin
March 2nd, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3267

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

I used CT to guide my buys. How do you pass up well aged Napa wines for $23 including the premium.
by Michael Martin
March 2nd, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3267

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

I bought some select bottles. Some too cheap to just let go by.
by Michael Martin
March 1st, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3267

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

Bump
by Michael Martin
February 29th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3267

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

Do I understand winebid.com correctly - that all auctions end at the same time? I'm currently the high bidder on way too many items (most at opening bid) that I expect I will get outbid on. But it's not staggered at all, correct? So I can't up some bids later if I get oubid on others earlier? They ...
by Michael Martin
February 28th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7399

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Feeling better about cancelling Barcelona next week. Cases of the virus have now shown up in the city and south. If we had to be quarantined coming back or worse, in country, that would have sucked. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/health/coronavirus-spain-latest-travel-advice-barcelona-covid-...
by Michael Martin
February 28th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 509
Views: 42392

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2012 West of Temperance Aglianico. Great spot right now.
by Michael Martin
February 28th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7399

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Newly purchased travel insurance will not cover Coronavirus-related trip cancellations or interruptions, because the virus is now a known, pre-existing risk for future travel. We investigated getting reimbursed for the $600 Costco could not refund (United kept $300/ticket to cancel) and the trip in...

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