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by Dave McIsaac
January 16th, 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 1441

Re: best pairings

Cedar-planked grilled Copper River salmon and OR Pinot Noir

Oysters/shrimp with Pepiere muscadet
by Dave McIsaac
January 14th, 2021, 12:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 192
Views: 16381

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I just joined the forum and the Grand Cru Cru level simultaneously. I'm excited to experience Berserker Day and get a listing of all participants on 1/26. Brian (and others), You will not only get a preview of the offers, you can buy them as well. Some of the offers (e.g. Kelley Fox, etc.) sell out...
by Dave McIsaac
January 9th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2542

Re: First Date Wines

My first date was when I was 16, so wine was not an option. I found my ideal match when I was 24, and it hasn't really mattered what wine we have. Well Duh! Mad Dog 20/20.....You wouldn't even need to give a wine lecture. Just point to the label, and point out that it says "Wine of the Century...
by Dave McIsaac
January 7th, 2021, 7:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 192
Views: 16381

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Last year was my 1st BD. I had no idea what to expect and was completely overwhelmed. Glad I signed up for GCC so I can at least have a heads up and put together some type of game plan for the 27th. I also agree with what Michael said above. A few of the producers I purchased from during BD11 have ...
by Dave McIsaac
January 7th, 2021, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seaver Vineyard
Replies: 18
Views: 1370

Re: Seaver Vineyard

Curious, how much per bottle? Email doesn't say. Last year they charged $150 for the GTS, so probably at least that much this year. They are also offering the NLS which I believe costs less. Hopefully, they do not throw us any curves. Can't hit a curve ball, Blake? [wow.gif] Me either!!! [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
December 25th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12660
Views: 506666

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I have a 2007 Virage red and a 2015 Frogs Leap cab in the decanters to go with the espresso crusted beef tenderloin, and a Goodfellow 2018 Berserker Cuvee Chard to go with the Alaskan King Crab legs.
by Dave McIsaac
December 25th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gmail and wine email blasts
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Re: Gmail and wine email blasts

Please don’t post this on social media, but I am still receiving my Fass emails....Not on Envoyer....
by Dave McIsaac
December 23rd, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3666

Re: Windfall wine purchase

Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin!! [bow.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
December 22nd, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Arcadian - Pinot Noir "La Encantada Vineyard" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: TN: 2009 Arcadian - Pinot Noir "La Encantada Vineyard" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

Brian, sorry for your loss. It's a let-down anytime a cork ruins a perfectly good wine. I hope this finds you and those you love safe & healthy this holiday season. I don't think the cork was the culprit here . . . Cheers Larry, are you questioning Joe Davis’ wine-making capabilities on this? T...
by Dave McIsaac
December 22nd, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 192
Views: 16381

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

For newbies......If you get your spend going a bit, expect a call(s) from your bank concerning fraudulent purchases. I may call my bank in advance to give them a heads-up........ Dude, by now your bank should be calling you in advance on the 27th [wow.gif] They did......on the 26th!! [snort.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
December 22nd, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What are your current favorite cookbooks?
Replies: 21
Views: 1431

Re: What are your current favorite cookbooks?

Mustard Seed Market & Cafe Natural Foods Cookbook by Bev Shaffer.

Mustard Seed is a NE Ohio organic specialty grocer. It is worth the price of admission just for the Chilled Blueberry Soup recipe.
by Dave McIsaac
December 17th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 192
Views: 16381

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

For newbies......If you get your spend going a bit, expect a call(s) from your bank concerning fraudulent purchases.

I may call my bank in advance to give them a heads-up........
by Dave McIsaac
December 17th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 166
Views: 5695

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Get your Zinfandel On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

Cross-posting from the Carlisle thread . . . 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Dupratt Vineyard - Starting to try some of Mike's 14's . . . I've been drinking Carlisle zinfandels for almost 2 decades and probably drink more of these than any other wine. So when I say "WOW" it's really a standout fo...
by Dave McIsaac
December 17th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine goes best with beets?
Replies: 33
Views: 1242

Re: What wine goes best with beets?

I made Martin’s roasted beets dish for Christmas a couple of years ago, along with beef tenderloin. The Virage 2007 red worked really well with it. It has predominantly Cab Franc along with merlot. The beet dish was delicious https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=146892&p=...
by Dave McIsaac
December 16th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 99
Views: 5763

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Dave McIsaac wrote: January 2nd, 2020, 2:50 pm To NOT be BD Champ! [cheers.gif]
Well, that was a resounding fail....... [snort.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
December 14th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3353

Re: Never received shipment

Frank Drew wrote: December 14th, 2020, 1:44 pm UPS stores are franchises, aren’t they?[/quote

Yes they are franchises
by Dave McIsaac
December 14th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9232

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

!994 Torii Mor Reserve Pinot Noir Baseball decided to strike before Gwynn could hit .400, Knoblauch could break the doubles record, the Braves could finish 2nd in the East and Larkin could lead the Reds to their 2nd World Series Championship in 5 years. Don't forget Frank Thomas had a shot at the T...
by Dave McIsaac
December 12th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 46
Views: 4644

Re: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville

$55 is a really nice restaurant price. I joined Columbus's Athletic Club back in February. It is the only restaurant my wife and I will go to indoors. All of the wine on their list is pretty much retail plus $10. They have a fair amount of hard to get wine too. Saw three different Saxums. But those...
by Dave McIsaac
December 8th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15856

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Cris Whetstone wrote: December 8th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Chris Blum wrote: December 8th, 2020, 4:21 pm At one time this was a big deal. I wonder... does it move the needle much at all?
It still causes the top wines to sell out at retail doesn't it?
And prices to rise......
by Dave McIsaac
December 3rd, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 23
Views: 1225

Re: TN: 2012 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)

You must try the 2007, David.

It was become our Christmas Day meal wine (with espresso-rubbed beef tenderloin)
by Dave McIsaac
December 3rd, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25101

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Kevin,

See my post #230
by Dave McIsaac
December 1st, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25101

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

OK boys and girls....given I have broken my first one (doing what I have been told not to do...Hand drying holding by stem), I have to ask. Dishwasher really? They are too tall to fit in top shelf. And I am scared to death to put on bottom.......can someone tell me A) that yes you put these in the ...
by Dave McIsaac
November 27th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle number 1?
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Bottle number 1?

Someone else had a pic of one of Adam’s wines labeled as #1. He noted that there was a printing issue, so, sorry to say, you aren’t special...... grouphug
by Dave McIsaac
November 27th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7687

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Went with the Patricia Green 2015 Marine Sedimentary PN

Absolutely delish, and a screaming great deal. [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
November 25th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smaller Producer of Merlot Washington St
Replies: 24
Views: 1660

Re: Smaller Producer of Merlot Washington St

Way cool to see my project mentioned here and to see orders coming in from you guys! Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving, Berserkers! Erica ericaorrwines.com Best of luck to you Erica. Would you mind sharing your winemaking style/philosophies with us??? I have had some Baer in the past, but it has been m...
by Dave McIsaac
November 25th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 3881

Re: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines

Bayoneting the wounded here, are we?? [scratch.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
November 25th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which saxum should I open for thanksgiving
Replies: 21
Views: 1222

Re: Which saxum should I open for thanksgiving

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: November 25th, 2020, 10:56 am Justin’s 11 are really legend. HS or BS FTW.
His BS listed is a 2010........

Nonetheless, great minds think alike!
by Dave McIsaac
November 25th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Cayuse Bionic Frog
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Re: TN: 2017 Cayuse Bionic Frog

markjchambers wrote: November 25th, 2020, 6:02 am I picked up a 10 Frog at their Cellar sale last Summer. Drink now or hold?
Either/or....... [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
November 25th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7687

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Lots of good choices across the board here! It's just my wife and our two young kids so prob a little bubbly to start (leaning towards Ultramarine or Under The Wire) and then a 2006 Saxum Booker Vineyard, which I'm pretty damn excited about! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don't you think the Saxum mi...
by Dave McIsaac
November 25th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which saxum should I open for thanksgiving
Replies: 21
Views: 1222

Re: Which saxum should I open for thanksgiving

I’m looking to open a bottle from my cellar of saxum but not sure which would be drinking best as of now. I’m sure 99% of berserkers on here know more about which to pick than me. Can someone please make a recommendation? These are the bottles I have: 2011 saxum heart stone Thanks and happy holiday...
by Dave McIsaac
November 23rd, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A long day's journey into 2000 Taylor Fladgate Port
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: TN: A long day's journey into 2000 Taylor Fladgate Port

I have a couple of the 750s put away. Target is next May when my younger daughter turns 21 (birth year port) and my older daughter gets her undergrad degree..........
by Dave McIsaac
November 20th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 194
Views: 12100

Re: Cayuse is Live

Ahhhh....Didn't pick up on that!
by Dave McIsaac
November 20th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 194
Views: 12100

Re: Cayuse is Live

H. Schultz wrote: November 20th, 2020, 9:15 am Thanks Brandon;
Trying to figure that out now.
Go to your original post, and click on the ! button. Report your post to the moderators and ask them to move it to CC.
by Dave McIsaac
November 18th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 70
Views: 6462

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

seanr wrote: November 18th, 2020, 8:45 am Some quick notes on the 2018 Marsanne

Looks like you got bottle #1!!! [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
November 18th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2897

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

Neal.Mollen wrote: November 17th, 2020, 10:22 am
B. Buzzini wrote: November 16th, 2020, 8:40 am
"Cork can maintain its integrity for up to 15 years."
So you better drink up all of your Jordans!!
by Dave McIsaac
November 15th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 3007

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?



This, with a Durand as back-up......
by Dave McIsaac
November 14th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?
Replies: 47
Views: 2846

Re: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?

Indeed, Rich....
by Dave McIsaac
November 14th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?
Replies: 47
Views: 2846

Re: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?

I have never had Bedrock. Saying that, I have left all of my mailers. The only one I wish I still had is Carlisle. If I could have kept it and maintained Syrah and petite sirah allocations without Zinfandel, i would have probably done it. I miss those wines. You could have done that easily.......I ...
by Dave McIsaac
November 12th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds
Replies: 32
Views: 2555

Re: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds

Jim Anderson wrote: November 12th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Dennis Atick wrote: November 12th, 2020, 2:42 pm I'm not in the loop. Why? Fires?
Smoke. The Dundee Hills got hit hard. We won’t have any single vineyard Pinots and only 1 wine that we bottle in the normal course of business and that will likely be around 1,000 cases.
Well, that sucks too, Jim

Sorry to hear it
by Dave McIsaac
November 11th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why the Santa Barbara Vintners' Wine BID Imploded
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Why the Santa Barbara Vintners' Wine BID Imploded

Here comes Larry in 5....4.....3.......2.....1.....
by Dave McIsaac
November 7th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giving up drinking for the rest of the year.
Replies: 23
Views: 1629

Re: Giving up drinking for the rest of the year.

Brian Tuite wrote: November 7th, 2020, 7:47 am
Brent S wrote: November 7th, 2020, 6:27 am Is there a reason why you are attempting this that you are willing to share?
He did, in the first post. Helps to read them for context. [cheers.gif]
Don't explain the joke! neener
by Dave McIsaac
November 5th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?
Replies: 48
Views: 3635

Re: Is it too early to bring up Berserker Day 2021?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: November 5th, 2020, 5:25 am
mattcitrang wrote: November 5th, 2020, 5:10 am Just looking at my calendar and there it is

Wednesday Jan 27, 2021.

Nice midweek break. Looking forward to the day.
I thought BD was always a weekend day
Always the 27th.....
by Dave McIsaac
November 3rd, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11319

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Palinca (Romanian plum brandy) Does this differ from Pelinkovac?? Wow Pelinkovac ! You must be from either western Pa or Easter OH. Tastes like licorice or the purple Neccos. I have lived in both areas, but was turned onto it in the Pittsburgh area..... Now answer the question!! [snort.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
November 3rd, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11319

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Otto Dobre wrote: November 3rd, 2020, 11:48 am Palinca (Romanian plum brandy)
Does this differ from Pelinkovac??
by Dave McIsaac
October 29th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blowout wines spotted locally.
Replies: 24
Views: 2272

Re: Blowout wines spotted locally.

Still a great pick-up!!
by Dave McIsaac
October 29th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blowout wines spotted locally.
Replies: 24
Views: 2272

Re: Blowout wines spotted locally.

Picked up a couple 2015 Frog's Leap Cab from the Chairman's Selection from the PLCB for $38 per

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