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by Dave McIsaac
January 27th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info
Replies: 103
Views: 11853

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

Eduardo Marcos wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 7:06 am
At what time does the show start ? I am a newbie and I have no idea what I am getting into :)
As disclosed in the first post of this thread, approximately 7:30 AM PST [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
January 27th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info
Replies: 103
Views: 11853

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

PHuff wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 6:46 am
Will the offers appear in this thread? Of will they appear in a new "Berserker Day is now live" thread?
Different thread

Jeff - nice to see you posting!
by Dave McIsaac
January 27th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1504
Views: 102705

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Had a 2016 Papera Ranch zin over the weekend - didn't take detailed notes, but it was outstanding.
by Dave McIsaac
January 26th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: EIEIO & Company
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: EIEIO & Company

I think I had the O for 99 Wow! I think I have four bottles left. Trust it was still holding up. My Cuvee O does not "happen" every year, as Mother Nature controls quality, not me, I just keep things clean and move the grapes into smaller and smaller containers as they go down the fermentation path...
by Dave McIsaac
January 26th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: EIEIO & Company
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: EIEIO & Company

I think I had the O for 99
by Dave McIsaac
January 24th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 77
Views: 3032

Re: Grassl Glassware

C. Keller wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Wish I would have known about the breakage policy. About a year ago I bought an 1855 and it got dropped after the first use. Have a cru and dig it.
Give Chris a shout
by Dave McIsaac
January 24th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Scherrer Winery - at last!
Replies: 38
Views: 1533

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Scherrer Winery at last

Looks like my austerity plan for this year's BD is under attack Remember your keyword for BerserkerDay, Dave... bourbon That will cure all austerity plans, as it did last year, thus making you the CHAMPION. See, folks? Bourbon makes champions. Paying college tuition for two daughters is highly over...
by Dave McIsaac
January 24th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Scherrer Winery - at last!
Replies: 38
Views: 1533

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Scherrer Winery at last

Looks like my austerity plan for this year's BD is under attack
by Dave McIsaac
January 24th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: EIEIO & Company
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: EIEIO & Company

I purchased some of his Pinot in 2002 from Dean Reiman's Wine Shack in Cannon Beach.

It was excellent but haven't seen any since then. Will have to remedy that

Are they still named E, I and O???








Edited for grammatical error!
by Dave McIsaac
January 24th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 77
Views: 3032

Re: Grassl Glassware

Chris, When do you anticipate the Vigneron champagne stems will be available? Will they be engravable? I won a set of both the Liberte and Mineralite stems from the BD 10 auctions last year and they are great. We tend to use the Mineralite for bubbles and the Liberte for pretty much everything else....
by Dave McIsaac
January 22nd, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 53
Views: 3298

Re: Ian D’Agata Departs Vinous

You can say that again!
by Dave McIsaac
January 2nd, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2691

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

To NOT be BD Champ! [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
December 19th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?
Replies: 21
Views: 703

Re: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?

AndrewH wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 5:13 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 5:28 pm


Who doesn’t like the smell of cedar, has zero effect on the wine.
A little bit? No one much I imagine. A sealed room built entirely by it? No thanks
Ahem.

Image

Looks good on you, though..... [snort.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
November 21st, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Formation of a Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Committee
Replies: 12
Views: 1099

Re: Announcing the Formation of a Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Committee

You, of course, are writing in an exception for Victor, aren't you? [snort.gif]

Make it happen!!
by Dave McIsaac
November 21st, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"

I was in Pittsburgh last Thursday to watch the Steelers/Browns game and popped a bottle of the 2017 with my 31 y/o son, who lives there. He normally will have maybe a glass of wine, and sips it throughout the evening. We had some cocktail shrimp (and sauce) along with the bottle, and he loved it, dr...
by Dave McIsaac
November 16th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 47
Views: 2371

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 10:45 am
Man, I got to try that Vincent.
Yes you do...... Had a 17 earlier in the week and it was quite snappy, in a good way.
by Dave McIsaac
November 5th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pittsburgh Oct 21
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: Pittsburgh Oct 21

If you are dining with Bob, be prepared to discuss the virtues of Baker Mayfield and the Browns on-field success this year..... neener

Sorry, Bob, couldn't resist!! [snort.gif]

Andre - Bob is a Browns fan living in Pittsburgh, and I am a Steeler fan living in the CLE area
by Dave McIsaac
October 28th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2959

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

Lighten up, everyone. Lighten up, Francis. The first person to get the quote, without googling it, gets a free bottle of wine from me. On your honor not not googling it. Sgt Hulka, to Francis , in Stripes. 100% from memory. Feel free to quiz me on the movie in person. [No need for the bottle, but i...
by Dave McIsaac
October 8th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3326

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Nose of asphalt and burnt rubber....
by Dave McIsaac
October 4th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18390

Re: I'm done*

Neal, what is your actual retirement date, and if you don’t mind, your age. I’m calibrating here, learning from my esteemed elders, you and Howard! And congrats. You guys are clearly more balanced and disciplined than me. 120 days from today. 63. Just think, you will finally have some free time to ...
by Dave McIsaac
October 4th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: aucwine.com
Replies: 14
Views: 2470

Re: Retailer Check: AUCwine

Never heard of them. After 30+ grammatical errors that I caught without working too hard, I am s k eptical of anything they represent. Claiming 6 locations and 60 employees for an outfit I've never heard of makes me even more s k eptical, but I look foward to being corrected by others with direct e...
by Dave McIsaac
October 2nd, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2637

Re: Mountain Lions

Should I take this as a positive sign for the upcoming Harvest? Not if you're the one they're gonna harvest. As an adult male [simian], you ought to be able to fight off a single lion by yourself, at least if you have an aluminum baseball bat in your hands [or a nice heavy length of galvanized pipe...
by Dave McIsaac
September 27th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6571

Re: Cayuse is Live

JP - Could be at least three years, maybe longer. I waited 6 years on the list only to be offered a wine I wasn't particularly interested in (Cailloux). A very good wine, but also the highest production and most available on the secondary market. I was hoping for Impulsivo, En Cerise, En Chamberlin...
by Dave McIsaac
September 25th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,

I was in a similar situation, but knew it was Goodfellow, because it was my only pending shipment. I reached out to Marcus (quietly), and without any prompting, he recalled the shipment, and is replacing the wine. Buy with confidence, and Marcus, sorry for your troubles in the shipper jumping the gu...
by Dave McIsaac
September 20th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 397
Views: 27113

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Marcus - I sent you a PM

Thanks!
by Dave McIsaac
September 20th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Pitsburgh PA
Replies: 40
Views: 5175

Re: Pitsburgh PA

How is La Tavola? I’m always looking for new italian restaurants. I love Piccolo Forno. Alla Familigia is good, but way overpriced. There is a small italian place on Painters Run road in the south hills called Claudio’s. No corkage and good food. Prices are low but cash only. It has been years (lik...
by Dave McIsaac
September 19th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache Day, Sept 20
Replies: 19
Views: 826

Re: Grenache Day, Sept 20

Carlisle Rossi Ranch [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
September 19th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Pitsburgh PA
Replies: 40
Views: 5175

Re: Pitsburgh PA

Hey Everyone here is my list for favorite PGH restaurants that allow BYOB. -Top BYOB no liq license no cork fee: Cafe Dujour Cafe Zinho Cucina Vitale Piccolo Forno Penn Ave Fish Company Gaucho Parilla Argentina B52. * Favorite Girasole (has alc but no cork fee) Everyday Noodles Chengdu Gourmet Cafe...
by Dave McIsaac
September 19th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

Frank, Outstanding notes.....I'll have to check my inventory to see if I have any of these. I would strongly suggest grabbing some of the Boheme 2013 Old Mancini Ranch Zin. I grabbed a six-pack of this on BD, and it is perhaps the most savory wine I have had. Not as fruity as the Carlisle zin I have...
by Dave McIsaac
September 18th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New Boheme Release...(long/boring)
Replies: 19
Views: 1215

Re: TN: New Boheme Release...(long/boring)

I had the 2014 Stuller PN last week, and it was really good.

I have drunk 3 bottles of the 2013 Old Mancini Ranch zin, and have raved over each one - so herbal and spicy!!

I have the 2010 Stuller PN mag earmarked for the family Thanksgiving dinner - a little over 2 months away!!
by Dave McIsaac
September 5th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traveling Wine Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Traveling Wine Glasses

Russ Williams wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 8:57 am
If you’re driving I would recommend a wine glass carrying case and take your good glasses. No need to sacrifice when traveling.
+1
by Dave McIsaac
August 31st, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 2321

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

Spices are best stored in cool, dark places. Not sure right beneath burners would qualify......

Cook at the Hyeholde, as I recall??
by Dave McIsaac
August 31st, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1504
Views: 102705

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

O M G 2012 Kirschenmann Zin is just an achievement. Nice! I need to get my hands on one of those. The 2012 Bedrock version was probably my favorite of the vintage so far - would love to see what Mike O did with the grapes that year. Crazy elegant, feminine, crescendo attack. Honestly one of the ver...
by Dave McIsaac
August 31st, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Carlisle Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: TN: 2013 Carlisle Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Thanks for the notes on this Frank!

I have one of these left, and I am now not afraid to pop it open.

Would this be better on it own, or paired with a nice steak?

TIA
by Dave McIsaac
August 27th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 697

Re: Orlando

PM our Country Squire
by Dave McIsaac
August 15th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 397
Views: 27113

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I have to say (first time posting on this thread) that a very delicious sounding review just landed for the 2017 Biggio Hamina Rose Pinot Noir Ella Claygate Vineyard! Sounds positively tasty: "Deep bright-hued orange. Potent red berry, blood orange, rose pastille and exotic spice qualities on the d...
by Dave McIsaac
August 13th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land
Replies: 24
Views: 1544

Re: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land

T Welch wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Dave McIsaac wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Dagnabbit Truett!! [wow.gif] [cheers.gif]
Now what did I do?
Oh Ho Ho Ho - don't play the innocent here, M'Lad... we know you are the driving source behind this...... [snort.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
August 13th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hi everyone in Boston
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Hi everyone in Boston

Welcome Diane!!
by Dave McIsaac
July 30th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1955

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Piqued my interest

Piqued my interest

Piqued my interest!!!!!

Off to the curmudgeon thread.........
by Dave McIsaac
July 30th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2382

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Carlton McCrindle wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Can you post a picture of both, Chris?
Can we put them in the standard home dishwasher? Thanks.
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by Dave McIsaac
July 26th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 55
Views: 2869

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Wow.  This is a crazy wine, and wildly different than any rose that I’ve ever had before (in a good way). In fact, if I tasted this blind and blindfolded so that I couldn’t see the color, I don’t know what I’d be guessing, but probably not rose.  Speaking of color, this has to be one of the prettie...
by Dave McIsaac
July 22nd, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 10096

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Check out from about 2:45 on, but watch til the end - I think he would get a kick out of it...


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by Dave McIsaac
July 11th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2553

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Kelly Flynn wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Cape Cod in 2 weeks. Lobster on the brain. Question is how I get a 3L corton charlemagne through TSA?
Bring a couple of 750’s as “gifts” for the TSA staff...

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