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by S. Williams
August 2nd, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 242
Views: 17698

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Got the replacement 1855s quickly and in perfect condition. Thank you so much, Chris, for once again providing above and beyond service.
by S. Williams
July 29th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 242
Views: 17698

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Susan, The breakage rate on the 1855 shouldn't be that high on subsequent production runs. One of the reasons why I had the $10.00 replacement was because of the production cycles requiring a few runs to get the process down. There is no dispute some of the stems shipped have the potential for frag...
by S. Williams
July 29th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12582

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Just got my Bedrock wish list email; light on fulfillment. Not a complaint, as I must have asked for popular stuff (extra Sky and Carlisle), and goodness know we already have more than enough wine. Ended up with just one 2017 Evangelho Vineyard 'Areio e Vento e Amor' Contra Costa County.
by S. Williams
July 29th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 242
Views: 17698

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Hi Susan, I use them pretty regularly -- though not as much as you -- and I dont always use the 1855. But I have only had one breakage when our two year old threw a ball and it hit the glass. I am somewhat careful with them, but having them break when you are putting them away seems extreme. I wond...
by S. Williams
July 29th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 242
Views: 17698

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

OK, the 1855 Grassl glasses are still my favorite stems to use BUT, as much as I teased my husband about it earlier, I am now finding them super fragile and I'm trying to figure out ... Is it just me? I don't consider myself particularly Hulk-like, but I've snapped two stems in the last three months...
by S. Williams
July 29th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12582

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

One of this lists we stumbled into relatively early on via dumb luck as much as anything else. More Bedrock in our cellar than anything else and, frankly, I'm fine with that. Great wine, great prices and absolutely great people to work with. Hard to find a better value, for better grapes, than their...
by S. Williams
May 15th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Down?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: CellarTracker Down?

OK. Thanks for letting me know.
by S. Williams
May 15th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Down?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

CellarTracker Down?

Is CellarTracker down for anyone else? Tried to access from two different browsers and my phone and getting "failed to open page" timeout errors. Trying to figure out if it's just me, or something on the other end. Thanks.
by S. Williams
May 3rd, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 242
Views: 17698

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Got our replacement 1855s with zero hassle and breakage, and love that they arrived in the nifty tubes we missed out on the first time. They're perfect for taking glasses on the road. Very cool. http://i67.tinypic.com/30veubm.jpg NOTE: I could not get a picture to embed no matter how hard I tried, a...
by S. Williams
May 1st, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Better late than never - HOLY GRAIL STEAK CO deep discount
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Better late than never - Holy Grail Steak Co deep discount

Sounds crazy but my son has been bugging us about trying Wagyu steak, so what a great opportunity to actually introduce him at a price that won't require raiding his college fund. If he eats enough Wagyu, you won't need college fund. Scholarship guaranteed :-) Not sure about the scholarship, but co...
by S. Williams
May 1st, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 9688

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

OK, got our Non Plus Ultra sampler and need some serving suggestions from the more experienced that go beyond "put it on a cracker" for the sardines, mussels, et al. Admit I've never worked with these in the canned form before. Thinking there's probably some quick pasta or other recipe suggestions o...
by S. Williams
April 29th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 242
Views: 17698

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

We really like the glasses too, the only thing I would change is the base. I understand it’s for stability and the thought is certainly good and on point. I just would prefer it being half as overly big as it is I guess, I like the extra stability but it’s a bit of a caricature of a base. I'm not s...
by S. Williams
April 29th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 242
Views: 17698

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Since receiving our Berserker Day order the Grassl 1855 have definitely become our favorite, everyday glasses (our old, everyday Spiegelau Hybrid Bordeaux's now seem so clunky), and want to especially thank Chris for the peace of mind that comes with the breakage guarantee, which we've unfortunately...
by S. Williams
March 10th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 242
Views: 17698

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Got a 12-pack of the 1855 on Berserker day and they've become our new, go-to glass. Think I like them even better than the Zalto Bordeauxs, to be honest. The wide base doesn't fit into our stem cabinet (hanging slots), which is the only bummer, but they're great for stability. As always, Chris was t...
by S. Williams
February 26th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10561

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

Any word on when we'll hear about wish list fulfillment (or non-fulfillment, as the case may be)? Well, yeah, I just wasn't patient enough, as it arrived late last night and was awaiting me in my in-box this morning. Got all the Sonoma Cab I asked for, and one of the two wishlist Beduccini's I'd as...
by S. Williams
February 25th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10561

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

Any word on when we'll hear about wish list fulfillment (or non-fulfillment, as the case may be)?
by S. Williams
February 13th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 95
Views: 4064

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

To me, customer relations is not about gifts and extras like that. As we probably all know, these things cost the winery money and it all goes into the price of a bottle of wine from them. To me, customer relations is about communication about availability and delivery, the replacing of less-than-s...
by S. Williams
January 28th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chugmate wine glass - seriously???
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Chugmate wine glass - seriously???

This was a joke product on Cougar Town many years back so, yes, I would assume it's mostly gag gifting.
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Better late than never - HOLY GRAIL STEAK CO deep discount
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Better late than never - Holy Grail Steak Co deep discount

Sounds crazy but my son has been bugging us about trying Wagyu steak, so what a great opportunity to actually introduce him at a price that won't require raiding his college fund.
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 75
Views: 3839

Re: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS - ROULETTE - SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

BTW the Cooper's Cuvee wine is named after our kid also - but ours happens to be a black labrador fur kid. [wink.gif] A portion of the sale of Cooper's wine (and his merchandise sold in our tasting room) are donated to a local animal shelter. flirtysmile Only makes me feel better about the purchase...
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 75
Views: 3839

Re: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS - ROULETTE - SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

Thanks Susan - I think you'll like the petite sirah. It's a more refined style (not one that will rip the enamel off your teeth [wow.gif] ). The ps fruit comes from Vincent Arroyo in Calistoga. Very familiar, and fond of, Vincent Arroyo so looking forward to your take! BTW the Cooper's Cuvee wine i...
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EMH BLACK CAT BERSERKERDAY OFFER
Replies: 76
Views: 4210

Re: EMH BLACK CAT BERSERKERDAY OFFER

Hmmm...any women out there? I only had one female purchaser yesterday. Hoping for more today. Well this is one lady that is closing out my purchases, by necessity (don't even want to glance at how much I've spent today), with a six-pack of these. Love the wine, love the kitties, love the fact the w...
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 75
Views: 3839

Re: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS - ROULETTE - SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

I had to give the Cooper's Cuvee a try, since that is my son's name, and because good petite is hard to find. Your Cabs are at the very high end for us (we play in a shallow puddle compared to most Berserkers, I know), but definitely really delicious and it's probably good for me that the Stagecoac...
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!
Replies: 46
Views: 2934

Re: Chester's Anvil - The last few cases, 63% off!

Such a killer bargain, I bought a case of each, thought about it a minute, and then ordered two more. 😁

Sad to see the label go away, but excited to stock up at a bargain price. Now, the question is ... Where do I store it all? 😱
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 75
Views: 3839

Re: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS - ROULETTE - SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

I had to give the Cooper's Cuvee a try, since that is my son's name, and because good petite is hard to find. Your Cabs are at the very high end for us (we play in a shallow puddle compared to most Berserkers, I know), but definitely really delicious and it's probably good for me that the Stagecoach...
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 9688

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

This is the year I cave to peer pressure and get on the Veleta Gourmet train.
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: VIRAGE Napa Valley - Right Bank Built to Age - RAID MY LIBRARY @25-35% discount +375's!
Replies: 69
Views: 3833

Re: VIRAGE Napa Valley - Right Bank Built to Age - RAID MY LIBRARY @25-35% discount +375's!

Just recently had the last of our 2007 Virage and was raving about how great it is, so we're in for the 12-pk vertical. Love this stuff! Straddles the old world/new world line so perfectly, I just couldn't resist.
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 16171

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

I don't even vaguely need wine glasses, nor did I get a sample, but I'm still in for 12 of the 1855s. Trust Chris, and the replacement idea is interesting. We don't break very many glasses (knock wood), but it's definitely reaffirming. Thinking/hoping these will replace my current "everyday" glasses...
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: DV8 Cellars BD10 offers - all with FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 18
Views: 1314

Re: DV8 Cellars BD10 offers - all with FREE SHIPPING

Interested in checking out the reds 6-pack, but when I click on the link I just get a blank page with a broken photo link symbol?
by S. Williams
January 13th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 242
Views: 17698

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Even though I need more glasses like I “need” more wine (aka, not at all), I admit I’m interested, particularly since Chris has provided such great service in past transactions. Am I correct in thinking the 1855s are most comparable to Zalto BDX, size-wise? Don’t think I’ve seen a pic of those two s...
by S. Williams
July 31st, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall Release 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 10481

Bedrock Fall Release 2018

And allocations are generous! How can I drink 120 bottles of the Old Vine Zin!? Ha! I thought same and wondered if it was a misprint. I mean, if you get all 10 cases do they just send you your own truck? I usually go big on this, as it's just a fantastic bargain, but I'm not sure how anyone could g...
by S. Williams
February 20th, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bedrock Winter Release
Replies: 90
Views: 8079

2018 Bedrock Winter Release - Paging Mr Morgan Twain Peterson

Don't worry, I've been a huge Bedrock purchaser and was only allocated 1 Limerick and 0 Papera. That said, I made wish lists accordingly and would recommend you doing similarly, chances are they'll be partially granted at very least...the peeps at Bedrock are great peeps. Interesting. I was allocat...
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED The Wine Check - 20% discount AND freebie AND raffle!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2327

The Wine Check - 20% discount AND freebie AND raffle!!!

Tempting offer, but I've already got one. Now I need an Elite and was hoping to see a discount on that ... Oh well, maybe next year.
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Sorry Offer Closed
Replies: 92
Views: 4854

JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Hello Old Friends...

Very interested, but how will we know if our state is included in "most states" ... Is it all continental US?
by S. Williams
November 15th, 2017, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge- A great customer service story.
Replies: 19
Views: 1426

Ridge- A great customer service story.

I, too, had an above and beyond customer service experience with Ridge several years ago, where they took responsibility for some Lytton Springs not even purchased through them directly (wine shop) and then went way out of their way to replace it, since they don't ship direct to my state (sent to a ...
by S. Williams
September 21st, 2017, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it me or are most CT scores centered around 90?
Replies: 51
Views: 2062

Is it me or are most CT scores centered around 90?

Personally, when we first started really getting into wine and exploring, buying lots of different producers and drinking new things frequently is also about the time we discovered CT, because our collection got unwieldily to maintain without a database. I also started rating regularly, mostly for m...
by S. Williams
September 19th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Gabriel Gold Wine Ex
Replies: 81
Views: 4856

PSA: Gabriel Gold Wine Ex

Have bought both Zaltos and GGs from Chris, including some Zaltos just last week. Great prices, great service. Cheers!
by S. Williams
September 9th, 2017, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Richard Branson hid in wine cellar as Hurricane Irma destroyed house above him
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Richard Branson hid in wine cellar as Hurricane Irma destroyed house above him

Imagine chance to rummage Richard Branson's cellar almost worth braving a hurricane for.
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Flannery Beef - 30% off Special 60-Day Dry Aged New Yorks (& Limited Supply 60-Day Ribeyes)
Replies: 94
Views: 7493

Flannery Beef - 30% off Special 60-Day Dry Aged New Yorks (& Limited Supply 60-Day Ribeyes)

This was my only "must-buy" this year. Do wish you'd offer some filet some time, but, what the heck, I ordered some anyway, even without the discount.
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Gray Market Gabriel-Glas, Saving you money so you can buy more wine!
Replies: 71
Views: 6237

Gray Market Gabriel-Glas, Saving you money so you can buy more wine!

I "need" more glasses, like I "need" more wine, but at this price, easy in, if just to see what all the fuss is about and compare them to my Zaltos.

Thanks, Chris, and Cheers!
by S. Williams
January 27th, 2017, 8:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!
Replies: 160
Views: 10764

Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!

Yeah, I'm unable to access the site at all using the link on the first page ... http://www.gourmetsofspain.com/store/c8 ... Deals.html
by S. Williams
April 12th, 2016, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future Wine
Replies: 300
Views: 19909

Once & Future Wine

May regret it later but passed on this one. We are so over-stocked right now, and $50/bottle is still high-end for us. +1. I'm not overstocked, actually, but I'm right with you otherwise. I had a six-bottle order in my cart, all ready to go, and then just decided ... Why? I mean, I know the reputat...
by S. Williams
April 12th, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future Wine
Replies: 300
Views: 19909

Once & Future Wine

May regret it later but passed on this one. We are so over-stocked right now, and $50/bottle is still high-end for us.
by S. Williams
April 6th, 2016, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brand name insanity the Prisoner
Replies: 31
Views: 2464

Brand name insanity the Prisoner

Interesting. This was amongst our first "favorite" wines. I think the first vintage we tried was '04, but I know that by '05 we were buying a case, or more, per year. '06, '07 (its best vintage, I think) and '08 ... And then it started going downhill. Fast. (The wine at least; the price just continu...
by S. Williams
March 26th, 2016, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries that Don't Provide Good Service
Replies: 68
Views: 4171

Wineries that Don't Provide Good Service

Marcus doesn't need defending. He's not the winery in question here, just one that responded saying "given the choice between the vineyard, cellar and office he will always choose vineyard, winery first. The most important thing is that the wine is correct or there will be no need for customers." T...
by S. Williams
February 10th, 2016, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release?
Replies: 141
Views: 12337

Bedrock Spring Release?

JYoung wrote:Just got the save the date... Feb. 23!
Me too, it's like Morgan is inside my head. neener
by S. Williams
February 10th, 2016, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release?
Replies: 141
Views: 12337

Bedrock Spring Release?

Any news on Bedrock's spring release? I think I've usually got a "save the date" notice by now, and it's usually in February, correct? Just curious, as I was placing other orders today (Herman Story) and realized I hadn't heard anything about Bedrock yet. Wanting to make sure I wasn't missing someth...
by S. Williams
February 10th, 2016, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Wine is Cheaper At Retail, Where Do You Buy?
Replies: 87
Views: 3908

When a Wine is Cheaper At Retail, Where Do You Buy?

I understand that wineries walk a fine line about not undercutting their distributors, but they should feel even more strongly about not undercutting their club and list members. I get that they aren't responsible when a store somewhere clears out a wine of theirs for cheap and I have no problem wi...

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