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by TR Barry
July 16th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best of the Bay Area (SF and non-SF)
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Best of the Bay Area (SF and non-SF)

If you're keen for a natural wine bar/shop experience I've enjoyed a glass or two at Ruby in Potrero Hill.
by TR Barry
June 14th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So...are beer/wine hyrbids a thing now? (Action Bronson 7000)
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: So...are beer/wine hyrbids a thing now? (Action Bronson 7000)

It's been years since I've had this but Dogfish was doing a hybrid as well with Viognier grapes out of Washington. Style wise it was similar to a Saison and was quite enjoyable. https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/beer/oak-aged-noble-rot
by TR Barry
June 3rd, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2081
Views: 118363

Re: New York City Restaurants

Just returned from a quick work trip to New York last week. Given the limited time and requirements of dining with colleagues I was happy with the outcome. Wednesday evening dinner was at Simon & The Whale with standouts being the crudo and sugar snap peas for small plates and the squid ink tagliate...
by TR Barry
April 11th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 85
Views: 4424

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Little late to the recap party here but wanted to contribute impressions as well. First stop for the weekend was Cayuse on Friday around noon and as others noted it was decently busy. As always the wines were showing quite nicely with some offering up more than others. Of the five syrahs being poure...
by TR Barry
April 9th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 421

Re: Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please

In Salzburg I would recommend a stop at Sporer for schnapps and brandy. The shop space is small but the spirits were lovely and they did have a small selection of wines available as well. The proprietors were great about sampling you through the offerings of spirits. We came away with Raspberry and ...
by TR Barry
April 1st, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 85
Views: 4424

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Thanks for the heads up John, will definitely be stopping by the pop-up this weekend!
by TR Barry
March 21st, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Re: Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants

My time in Telluride was brief but drinks and small bites at There was a highlight. Solid cocktail program and fun take on a menu with lots of shareable options. Another stop I would recommend if you have time is Telluride Brewing. Located a little bit outside of town but great variety of beers (get...
by TR Barry
March 19th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 85
Views: 4424

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Great list of wineries and restaurants to choose from above. We'll be making the annual pilgrimage and hitting Cayuse on Friday. Outside of the great options already listed I'm excited to check out Elephant Seven and Ardor Cellars. Matt Austin- in case I'm not back east this season will you have any...
by TR Barry
March 7th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?
Replies: 21
Views: 887

Re: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?

I'm a sucker for Salumi, so happy to see it on your list. Another favorite locally is Olympia Provisions ( https://www.olympiaprovisions.com ), located in Portland and worth a visit to their restaurants if you're in town.
by TR Barry
February 28th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flooding in Sonoma County
Replies: 53
Views: 3101

Re: Flooding in Sonoma County

Some pictures from Gracianna Winery on the Russian River. Thoughts with all of the folks affected by this.
by TR Barry
January 28th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 8556

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

Spending all day Sunday moving allowed me to realize I have plenty of wine but then the fomo kicked in today and thankfully a few of the participants extended their offers so I was able to grab 12 bottles from Paetra and a 6 pack from Tercero. champagne.gif
by TR Barry
January 18th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?

Welcome to the forum Jordan. My intro to wine started through my folks when my dad was traveling to France he would often bring bottles home and started sharing those with me in my late teens. After college I worked at a country club and our restaurant manager had no desire in running the beverage p...
by TR Barry
January 17th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 95
Views: 2716

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

Thank you for providing a place for everyone from the prolific post'ers to the lurkers like me. From the winemaker's I've learned about to the suggestions of restaurants and travel destinations I am truly grateful Todd and the Berserkers for this community.

Tusen-Tak.
by TR Barry
November 30th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 2516

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

Currently Cayuse dominates my cellar for WA wines and we will continue to purchase as our one 'splurge' locally. I have a stash of some older Betz and QC but no longer purchase from either. Another winery I have not seen mentioned that I always enjoy is Syncline out of the Columbia Gorge. Price poin...
by TR Barry
November 21st, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 167
Views: 7249

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

by TR Barry
November 20th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Seattle Restaurants Recommendation
Replies: 74
Views: 4986

Re: Seattle Restaurants Recommendation

Has anyone been to Lakehouse, Jason Wilson's new place? Have not personally had a chance to dine there but have heard good things through friends. If you're doing dinner he also opened a bar called Civility & Unrest at the same location that has some nice cocktail options. Please report back if you...
by TR Barry
September 24th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 69
Views: 4174

Re: Cayuse is Live

I've thoroughly enjoyed Armada and it was the first wish-list wine I was granted 9 years ago. For my palette its a toss up between Cailloux & Armada for which is my favorite.
by TR Barry
September 21st, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16182
Views: 385542

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Tonight, drank Floodland Roseate 2017 Harvest Blend #2, a blend of two spelt saisons- one refermented on 2nd use organic nectarines, the other refermented on 2nd use organic red & gold raspberries and small amounts of organic black cap raspberries and blackberries. The beers were blended and rested...
by TR Barry
September 21st, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 69
Views: 4174

Re: Cayuse is Live

Wish List requests are being turned around quickly this year. Just received word that we were able to add Flying Pig to our allocation.
by TR Barry
August 27th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 14450

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

I can echo Michael's experience as I was at Rich Table last week as well. We left happy and full with the choices we made with great service and a fun menu to explore. Highlights were the Salmon sashimi, aged beef wonton and pork belly larb with a lovely bottle of Brick House Gamay Noir and Rich Tab...
by TR Barry
August 23rd, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 69
Views: 4174

Re: Cayuse is Live

My one remaining list and I'm happily taking my allotment again this year. Getting to a point where I can revisit some of these wines with some age and scrutinize whether to continue with certain bottling's or drop and request something else. Currently receiving the following: -Armada -G.O.K. -Caill...
by TR Barry
July 20th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Woodinville Wine Country recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Woodinville Wine Country recommendations

Thanks for the response Michel. Woodinville has so many options so I'll try to steer you towards wines/wineries that have resonated with the Berserker audience as having a sense of place. It is good to note that Woodinville is broken up into districts, most notably the Warehouse District and the Hol...
by TR Barry
July 20th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Woodinville Wine Country recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Woodinville Wine Country recommendations

With regard to visiting Woodinville have you tried wines from (m)any of the wineries based there? Knowing a little more about your preferences will help steer my suggested stops.
by TR Barry
June 5th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walla walla Trip...
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Walla walla Trip...

Noted, my mistake. My points still stands, though. Is the great breakfast spot called Bacon and Eggs still good? If the line out front and weight time is any indication I am guessing it is still good. We didn't bother waiting as our group size was larger and opted to have breakfast at The Maple Cou...
by TR Barry
May 31st, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walla walla Trip...
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Walla walla Trip...

Thanks for sharing Jason. We are heading out there the last week of July/first week of August. Recommendations are appreciated since the Washington Trip posts are not recent. We just returned from a long weekend in Walla Walla for some much needed vitamin D and to celebrate my mothers birthday. Bei...
by TR Barry
May 25th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Budapest in March
Replies: 23
Views: 1609

Budapest in March

When I was in Budapest last October we did not have much free time unfortunately due to it being a work trip but I can echo much of what has already been reported. For lodging I spent my first night at the Boscolo which was a beautiful property. The New York Cafe, mentioned previously, is inside the...
by TR Barry
May 25th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 14959

Portland Eats

Another post with praise for Canard. My wife and I were down for a wedding last weekend and were able to sneak in an extra night to spoil ourselves with food and drink. I can echo the above comments about the menu and overall experience at Canard. My wife stuck with cocktails, which were playful and...
by TR Barry
May 25th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: (Bloglike) Visits to Germany, Belgium, Italy
Replies: 15
Views: 471

(Bloglike) Visits to Germany, Belgium, Italy

Looks like a wonderful trip. The notes and the pictures definitely take me back to exploring Germany years ago and remind me that I need to head back over for a more proper adventure into the wines.
by TR Barry
May 1st, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Those Who Love The Rocks
Replies: 18
Views: 2192

For Those Who Love The Rocks

Signed up as well. The inaugural Funkadelic bottling was delicious and was fun to try over the years. I've always loved what Trey and team have for a vibe at the tasting rooms and with the wines.
by TR Barry
April 23rd, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: SW Ireland and Cork
Replies: 9
Views: 369

SW Ireland and Cork

Was there last fall for work and would echo pretty much everything that has been said already. Another Out of the Blue fan here along with Dingle Distillery for the Gin and Whiskey.
by TR Barry
April 20th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Dublin hotel recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Dublin hotel recommendations?

When I was in town last fall we stayed at the Morrison Hotel and were happy with its proximity to town. Rate wasn't outrageous and the amenities were fine considering we spent very little time in the hotel itself.
by TR Barry
April 13th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Release Party
Replies: 34
Views: 2893

Cayuse Release Party

Any attendees have notes they'd like to share? Visit any other wineries that stood out while in W2?
by TR Barry
February 27th, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best option for GPS use in Ireland?
Replies: 32
Views: 950

Best option for GPS use in Ireland?

When we traveled through Ireland our rental vehicle had the option of adding a WiFi hotspot for a small cost which we elected to do. It was a mobile unit that was able to be plugged in to charge in the vehicle which meant we were also able to take it with us while we explored so just used our phones...
by TR Barry
February 21st, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: We are thinking of spending a few nights in Nice, France
Replies: 15
Views: 583

We are thinking of spending a few nights in Nice, France

We stayed at the Le Meridien during our visit to Nice and loved its proximity to wandering the city. Thanks to traveling too much for work we cashed in points and had a lovely view and time during our stay. The rooftop bar and pool provided a nice setting for a beverage while we planned out where we...
by TR Barry
October 25th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cayuse wines contaminated - pulled
Replies: 179
Views: 11081

2015 Cayuse wines contaminated - pulled

I would have gone postal. Can you elaborate? While frustrating that I won't receive the entire allocation I paid for I have respect for a producer that is not willing to bend their standards and put a product that they feel is tainted into the market. If you mean that you would have 'gone postal' o...
by TR Barry
October 12th, 2017, 11:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3644

Seattle: WA State Grenache

If there is still room I would love to attend. Currently on the road until the 23rd for a sales meeting but once I am home I'll look over the stash to see what I can contribute that is different from the others already mentioned. Hoping to unearth a Syncline or something similar.
by TR Barry
October 6th, 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Open
Replies: 83
Views: 4822

Cayuse Open

Is there any timeline before one starts getting wishlist requests? I've been on the list since 2012 and have only received Cailloux and magnums - never a wishlist. Hard to say here Phillip. What is your strategy for wishlisting wines? I started out requesting a bunch of different wines and had some...
by TR Barry
September 28th, 2017, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Open
Replies: 83
Views: 4822

Cayuse Open

If memory serves here is the order I have been granted wines:
1.GOK
2.Armada Syrah
3.Camaspelo
4.Edith Rose
5.Cailloux
6.Impulsivo
7.Bionic Frog
8.Widowmaker

Still hoping for Flying Pig someday!
by TR Barry
September 27th, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3644

Seattle: WA State Grenache

November is looking good for my schedule as well. I have GOK 09-current, No Girls and some older Betz Besoleil I could throw into the mix.
by TR Barry
September 26th, 2017, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brief WA State TNs: Rotie, Kerloo, Waters, Latta, Structure
Replies: 23
Views: 1154

Brief WA State TNs: Rotie, Kerloo, Waters, Latta, Structure

Who wants to join me for a tasting of WA State Grenache? I'll put up Latta, Rotie, Cayuse GOK, No Girls, Maison Bleue, Rasa Grenache Primus Inter Pares Monette's Vineyard...this could be fun. Schedule permitting I'm up for this as well. I've got GOK from 09-current, No Girls and I'm sure another su...
by TR Barry
September 25th, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Open
Replies: 83
Views: 4822

Cayuse Open

Wishlist granted for Widowmaker. One of the fastest turnarounds from order deadline to wishlist I can remember. Anyone else adding to their allocation?
by TR Barry
September 13th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle Cocktail Bars
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Seattle Cocktail Bars

A few of our usual stops include:
-Rocco's
-Knee High Stocking Company
-Bathtub Gin
-Sun Liquor
by TR Barry
August 29th, 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Open
Replies: 83
Views: 4822

Cayuse Open

In for the following:
Armada Syrah
Cailloux Syrah
Bionic Frog
God Only Knows
Camaspelo
Impulsivo
Wallah Wallah Special Mag.

I'll be wish listing Flying Pig and Widowmaker.
by TR Barry
August 28th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: Cayuse Flying Pig
Replies: 12
Views: 591

TNR: Cayuse Flying Pig

I've been lucky and had it a few times. It's a beautiful wine and one I hope makes it onto my allocation one day.
by TR Barry
August 20th, 2017, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cayuse Syrah Armada Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 450

TN: 2007 Cayuse Syrah Armada Vineyard

I've got an 07 En Chamberlain and a few 07 Armada's in the stash still so maybe I'll do a little side by side once I'm back from this road trip to see how they stack up. The Camaspelo is another I feel improves greatly if I forget about it for a 3-5 years after release.
by TR Barry
August 20th, 2017, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cayuse Syrah Armada Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 450

TN: 2007 Cayuse Syrah Armada Vineyard

Thanks for the note Dale. I've been in a holding pattern for most of my Cayuse stash and with your findings I'm happy I've kept my hands off them.
by TR Barry
August 16th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Portland Oregon Cocktail Bars
Replies: 24
Views: 1371

Portland Oregon Cocktail Bars

I would add Angel Face to the list as well. It can be on the loud side but the team there has always taken care of us whenever we can make it in.
by TR Barry
July 19th, 2017, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4209

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

I can echo what has already been said for restaurants, bars, wineries, etc. If you're looking for a big slice of pizza and a good cocktail in Belltown stop by Rocco's.

I look forward to hearing about your explorations of the city.

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