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by c fu
March 1st, 2021, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '00" Corton-Charlemagne 2017...$325!
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Re: '00" Corton-Charlemagne 2017...$325!

My friend offered to open one recently, but it didn't happen, will have to ask him again! Can't imagine the wine will be worth the tariff for a negotiant corton charlemagne. The track record for success on those aren't exactly high.
by c fu
February 27th, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Diamond Creek (1979) rubber-plastic capsule
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Old Diamond Creek (1979) rubber-plastic capsule

yah i've gotten it before too.
by c fu
February 26th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812172

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Greg K wrote: February 26th, 2021, 1:39 pm
c fu wrote: February 26th, 2021, 12:54 pm 19 pedres blanques.
Did you actually dress up like your profile photo when you picked them up? [stirthepothal.gif] newhere
I was buying this before the hipsters were! I'm just here to support the asians!
by c fu
February 26th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812172

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

19 pedres blanques.
by c fu
February 24th, 2021, 10:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 20
Views: 2826

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

So I have the 50 gram Schrenckii to serve for 4 people that I bought on Berserker Day . Thoughts on eating it plain/straight ? Putting on top of hot/warm sea scallops ? Just trying to deal with dairy/gluten allergy issues . We ended up eating it plain and on top of grilled sea scallops . It was rea...
by c fu
February 24th, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...
Replies: 46
Views: 1952

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

The first bottle I ever bought I gifted to my grandfather when I got back from Napa.

The first bottle I ever bought for myself was a 2003 giscours on release. Still have it!
by c fu
February 20th, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three 1999 Hermitages
Replies: 28
Views: 1750

Re: Three 1999 Hermitages

Thanks Alex. I had the 99 Le Greal last year, and I think it has quite a bit of life left. As for Jaboulet....to paraphrase Robert, I think the years between 1979 and 2014 were not successful ones for them. I don't know if you mis-typed the year Greg (maybe not), but Jaboulet La Chappelle were big ...
by c fu
February 20th, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 21
Views: 1302

Re: TN: 1986 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Wasn’t aware of that but was the first thing I noticed on the 92 Sonoma merlot I opened Friday Don't be surprised when you note it on other wines. Air is your friend. Totally agree on this with most aged wines. If they die within 60 minutes they were dead anyway. Had an '87 Dry Creek Vineyards Merl...
by c fu
February 19th, 2021, 5:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery PORK ribcap roast: cooking tips/recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 626

Re: Flannery PORK ribcap roast: cooking tips/recommendations?

i think all your intuitions are correct. i'd dry on a rack in the fridge for a day, but no salt. pull at 137F then hard sear to end up around low 140sF would be perfect. I tried something like this, came out too dry. I cooked at 375 until IT hit 135 and then seared 1 min on all 4 sides in the skill...
by c fu
February 19th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 34
Views: 2768

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

Peter Chiu wrote: February 19th, 2021, 8:34 am So far......2014 red is still delicious ( at age 7 now ) and it may not close-down. Another 2007 red ?
i've had many a shut down 2014. 2013 on the other hand seems far more generous now
by c fu
February 18th, 2021, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard

Always interesting different perspectives as I feel like the WS pinots are such structured wines that they need a fair amount of air to open up.
by c fu
February 17th, 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy
Replies: 99
Views: 6540

Re: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy

goodfellows and thomas make great pinots
by c fu
February 17th, 2021, 4:33 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Pliny the Younger for Trade (or Sell).
Replies: 4
Views: 1348

Re: Pliny the Younger for Trade (or Sell).

I'm guessing that the valuation comes from this earlier post: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=177645 I'm curious to try the beer, but not more than $12.50 curious. then move along. No more comments on pricing $125 is pretty standard on this beer. You can't even pay $12....
by c fu
February 16th, 2021, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4414

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 30th, 2021, 8:26 am
Scott Brunson wrote: January 30th, 2021, 5:45 am
JDavisRoby wrote: January 29th, 2021, 9:21 pm

So, Fu isn’t invited?
lol
He wouldn’t come anyway
I've been to at least two. One in Napa and one in Santa Barbara.
by c fu
February 16th, 2021, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH
Replies: 56
Views: 3851

Re: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH

Ha! Didn’t even know about this but had planned to send TF a six-pack for all his efforts on this site. We’ve just been buried with stuff so it has t happened but had planned a little surprise for Todd. Didn’t know there was a larger organized effort. Think that’s great and well deserved. Sorry - I...
by c fu
February 13th, 2021, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu must have this wine service basket
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: Fu must have this wine service basket

Rodrigo B wrote: February 13th, 2021, 9:00 am I thought Charlie was the consigner of that lot?
to be fair it never made sense for me to have more than 3 of them
by c fu
February 12th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH
Replies: 56
Views: 3851

Re: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH

B. Buzzini wrote: February 12th, 2021, 4:20 pm 👏👏👏 nice bottle!😍
It was not easy finding a 2009 red burg in the price range that I thought was a fair price!
by c fu
February 12th, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH
Replies: 56
Views: 3851

Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH

As Todd has stated a couple of times on the forum, we had the biggest Berserkerday ever! He puts in all this effort in so that small businesses can have a platform and the members of WineBerserkers can also get cool deals with no expectation of return. Any business can list an offer at no charge. Th...
by c fu
February 11th, 2021, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3686

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

J. Galang wrote: February 11th, 2021, 3:51 pm
c fu wrote: February 11th, 2021, 3:47 pm Off the top of my head.

Noellat -price to value ratio is lost on me now.
Hudellot or Georges?
Hudellot. Never bought George.
by c fu
February 11th, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3686

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

Off the top of my head.

Stuff i've stopped buying on release due to price (I'm sure there's more)

Salon
Rayas
PYCM grand crus
Noellat -price to value ratio is lost on me now.
Clape
by c fu
February 11th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3686

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

Craig G wrote: February 10th, 2021, 3:10 pm
ybarselah wrote: February 10th, 2021, 12:21 pm joel - you used to be a lot younger.
This is Joel when he was younger.

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"I'm not a cat" joel
by c fu
February 10th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top WHITE Burgundy vintage of the 21st Century so far
Replies: 44
Views: 2414

Re: Top WHITE Burgundy vintage of the 21st Century so far

TWO FOR 2006!? TWO FOR 2016!? NAME YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
by c fu
February 9th, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top WHITE Burgundy vintage of the 21st Century so far
Replies: 44
Views: 2414

Re: Top WHITE Burgundy vintage of the 21st Century so far

who picked 2016 - show yourself
by c fu
February 9th, 2021, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 40
Views: 1853

Re: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

Had an 05 a couple weeks ago - was not oxidized but also not good - prob closer to advanced than anything

by c fu
February 7th, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A more 'contemporary' designed wine bottle basket - any reccs?
Replies: 79
Views: 2267

Re: A more 'contemporary' designed wine bottle basket - any reccs?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: February 7th, 2021, 7:16 am Would love to see a video of a cork being removed with a Durand while in the basket.
At berns with all the bottles we ordered, were you only staring into my eyes the whole time and didn’t notice any of the corks being popped in the baskets?
by c fu
February 6th, 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acker auction last night -- 1985 Dujac CdlR for $131K
Replies: 21
Views: 2498

Re: Acker auction last night -- 1985 Dujac CdlR for $131K

My friend put up the 85 dujac CSD 3L that was in the same auction. Went for 42k pre BP.

Impeccable condition with receipts.

Ppl love them some 91 and older dujac nowadays.
by c fu
February 6th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montmains
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: TN: 2014 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Tend to think that 2014 Chablis > 2014 Côte de Beaune > 2014 Côte Chalonnaise > 2014 Mâconnais. The 2014 Raveneau wines are right at the top of the tree and I remember how hard it was to persuade one of their UK importers that a low-budget doctoral student who wasn't buying much else from them meri...
by c fu
February 4th, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: Deal available all week!! *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

So I have the 50 gram Schrenckii to serve for 4 people . Thoughts on eating it plain/straight ? Putting on top of hot/warm sea scallops ? Just trying to deal with dairy/gluten allergy issues . You can do a little bit of both! Try em out and see which you prefer. Should be enough for one portion on ...
by c fu
February 4th, 2021, 7:45 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: Deal available all week!! *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

So I have the 50 gram Schrenckii to serve for 4 people . Thoughts on eating it plain/straight ? Putting on top of hot/warm sea scallops ? Just trying to deal with dairy/gluten allergy issues . You can do a little bit of both! Try em out and see which you prefer. Should be enough for one portion on ...
by c fu
February 3rd, 2021, 11:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 6 Absolute Crackers!
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: 6 Absolute Crackers!

Those 11 Vadots are definitely on fire!! Love the notes as always!
by c fu
February 2nd, 2021, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the deal with double decanting?
Replies: 73
Views: 2752

Re: What's the deal with double decanting?

I drink Burgundy, Barolo/Barbaresco, northern rhone, Rioja, and Washington reds, all going back into the 70's and 80's, and it's rare that I actually run into a truly fragile wine. Most of the ones that folks think would be fragile are not, and still benefit from, and actually need air. So I don't ...
by c fu
February 1st, 2021, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the deal with double decanting?
Replies: 73
Views: 2752

Re: What's the deal with double decanting?

alan weinberg wrote: February 1st, 2021, 8:16 pm I do it when bringing an older wine to a restaurant. Avoids shaking up the sediment (since it’s gone) and gives the wine a chance to open up. Avoids a mishap on the way or a bad decantation.
this is what i do. If i could i'd just pour it in the decanter and bring the decanter (which i've done).
by c fu
February 1st, 2021, 1:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: Deal available all week!! *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

Well, that didn't last long! The 100g package of Astrea hybrid was gone quickly! With a few bottles of Champagne, it was more than enough for 7 people. True over night shipping and it even came in a really cool carrying pouch with ice packs if you were going to take your caviar on a road trip. http...
by c fu
January 29th, 2021, 3:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

In for the experience set. Anyone have a good blini recipe and creme fraiche recommendation? No rec on either but I've found Creme fraiche doesn't go great with our kaluga and schrienki - really masks the subtle complexity. The eggs aren't very briny so creme fraiche tends to overpower. We did a bi...
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 8:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

maureen nelson wrote: January 27th, 2021, 6:36 pm I bought the Kaluga. My cellar (well, the whites) is mostly riesling (mosels, trimbach and austrian) but also some good but youngish white burg and chablis plus some champagne. Could you be more specific in your recommendations?
Young white burg or Chablis is perfect.
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

So this may be a dumb question but do you need a special tool to open the tin or it easily pried or twisted off? Also what do you like to drink with it? No such thing as a dumb question! If you bought the experience set it comes with the tin opener if you did not then a coin or key would work. Basi...
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: January 27th, 2021, 4:36 pm My caviar is in my fridge in Coos Bay, a few hours now! Amazing.

Enjoy! please let me know what you think
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

All orders placed by 1pm have been packaged and readied for fedex pickup this afternoon! I wish! But will happily wait another day for my order of 100g Kaluga [thankyou.gif] Ugh yeah. Got notice our freezer broke that we hold the cool packs in. Will be up and running ASAP. Ran out of cool packs due...
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

Tara Cornelius wrote: January 27th, 2021, 3:21 pm Ordered today and already picked up! That is amazing service! Looking forward to a very special aperitivo tonight!
Hope you enjoy! Sorry i wasn't in the office or would have said hi!!
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 2:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

4-6 weeks! Maybe longer depending on how cold your fridge is. With time the pressure seal starts to go so there's some oxygen that enters. IDEALLY I'd consume within 6 weeks, but I've held on for 10 weeks the dark recess of my friend and there weren't issues. Is that really the recommended place to...
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

All orders placed by 1pm have been packaged and readied for fedex pickup this afternoon!
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2387

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

davidkong wrote: January 27th, 2021, 11:56 am Heard so much about these, thankfully I'm in NYC during BD12 so I can get some. In for a 100g of the Kaluga!
Thanks for diving into the deep end david!!
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 12:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** SOLD OUT*** ** SALT VINE WINES - Mike Smith led wines - 2018 debut and library offers + more **
Replies: 49
Views: 3477

Re: ** SALT VINE WINES - Mike Smith led wines - 2018 debut and library offers + more **

Hi all

we are sold out - thanks for the interest!!!

We might have a couple stranglers so feel free to PM me with a potential order + shipping address + email and we'll try and fulfill it
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** SOLD OUT*** ** SALT VINE WINES - Mike Smith led wines - 2018 debut and library offers + more **
Replies: 49
Views: 3477

Re: ** SALT VINE WINES - Mike Smith led wines - 2018 debut and library offers + more **

Hi all

if you do not see your state in the drop down - please PM me with your order + shipping address + email address

thank you!!
by c fu
January 27th, 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** SOLD OUT*** ** SALT VINE WINES - Mike Smith led wines - 2018 debut and library offers + more **
Replies: 49
Views: 3477

Re: ** SALT VINE WINES - Mike Smith led wines - 2018 debut and library offers + more **

It's my all-around favorite Rose. Took me by surprise! It reminds me of the old Commanderie de Peyrassol bottles I used to love, but with a touch more richness and density. Extremely aromatic with a purity to it where it's never cloyingly sweet (one of my pet peeves). Pairs perfectly with food and ...

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