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by Terence T-Bone Livingston
October 3rd, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DanPhilips/Grateful Palate and Oz Wines??
Replies: 20
Views: 1645

Re: DanPhilips/Grateful Palate and Oz Wines??

We had dinner with Dan and his wife Tricia about 2 1/2 years ago at their home. He cracked some amazing wines and they were extremely hospitable. He's doing some wines from Spain right now. He still has Grateful Palate: https://gratefulpalate.com
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
October 2nd, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone familiar with Orin Swift's 8 Years in the Desert?
Replies: 59
Views: 6626

Re: Anyone familiar with Orin Swift's 8 Years in the Desert?

We have it for $41.99 / bottle - no price gouging here
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
February 7th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you trust me as a wine consultant?
Replies: 83
Views: 3109

Would you trust me as a wine consultant?

Jeremy Holmes wrote:No.
This
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 27th, 2018, 7:29 am
Forum: BDIX Newbie Intros
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: JB Neufeld - Dedicated. Thoughtful. Precise.
Replies: 34
Views: 2699

NEWBIE INTRO: JB Neufeld - Dedicated. Thoughtful. Precise.

Solid wines that we proudly carry and love your FL broker John Stone!
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 4th, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Celebrity wine geeks
Replies: 125
Views: 6031

Celebrity wine geeks

Mel Knox wrote:He bought Creston manor from Christina Crawford..
She made wine that complemented raw liver
And what cooperage would you sell her Mel? Francois Freres de Lecter? Or Taran-Sew'd that skin off her back? ;-)


(btw love your barrels and worked with them at Beckmen and Fiddlehead)
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 4th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Celebrity wine geeks
Replies: 125
Views: 6031

Celebrity wine geeks

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Did he autograph that for you, big boy?
It was actually a life size poster he gave to me, and suggested I put it on my ceiling. He signed it "What will you take for "$200 T-Bone?"

It was kind of creepy, but kind of cool too.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 4th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Celebrity wine geeks
Replies: 125
Views: 6031

Celebrity wine geeks

Alex Trebek is a Cali Cab guy. http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Sale-Means-Californias-Creston-Winery-Out-of-Jeopardy_21138 You are correct! I recall visiting his winery in the late-80's when I was attending Cal Poly. We couldn't believe the Jeopardy guy owned a winery in Paso! http:...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 4th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10936
Views: 398867

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Figge Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir Pelio Vineyard Carmel Valley. I opened it because I found out Peter Figge passed away last June, 2017 at his winery in Marina, CA. I used to pour next to him when I worked at Fiddlehead Cellars. He was such a great guy. A young guy! Family man, farmer, winemaker, and tr...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 4th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Celebrity wine geeks
Replies: 125
Views: 6031

Celebrity wine geeks

Alex Trebek is a Cali Cab guy. http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Sale-Means-Californias-Creston-Winery-Out-of-Jeopardy_21138/quote] You are correct! I recall visiting his winery in the late-80's when I was attending Cal Poly. We couldn't believe the Jeopardy guy owned a winery in Paso!
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
August 3rd, 2017, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeff Leve's web site
Replies: 76
Views: 4813

Jeff Leve's web site

A tasting note comes in two parts, the descriptors and then the valued judgements that come from them. If the descriptors are correct most of the time, then the tasting note is useful for both parties. It's completely irrelevant if you like the wine or not... ...when you do evaluate a critic, any c...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
July 13th, 2017, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: More Saturday Retail Funnies
Replies: 1814
Views: 177231

More Saturday Retail Funnies

This is a great thread and I appreciate the entertainment it provides... but surely something funny has happened in the wine retail world since February! Or have all your customers finally become perfect? We sell wine at retail prices that folks can take to their table and pay a $10 corkage fee. We...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
July 13th, 2017, 5:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Portland Maine Restaurant Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Portland Maine Restaurant Recommendations

Eventide Oyster Company and Central Provisions are two great spots.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
July 1st, 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 9342

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! UPDATED PAYMENTS DUE JULY 1

O'Cairns Inn in Lompoc still $161/nt for that weekend. That's where we're staying. Looking forward to seeing all you crazy Berserkers!
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
April 19th, 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Monterey wineries open for walk-in tastings
Replies: 26
Views: 1434

Any good Monterey wineries open for walk-in tastings

Ian, we lived in Carmel Valley from 1995 - 2003. So glad you are there to take it to the next level Cheers!
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 27th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 9342

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast Party Weekend - Santa Ynez Summer BerserkerFest!

Peter Cargasacchi wrote:
On Sunday, those still able, can regroup to cook breakfast, search for bodies missing from the preceding day, and/or settle any bocce or horse shoe vendettas.

This...this sounds vaguely familiar on the Carg Compound.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 26th, 2017, 8:51 am
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Steele Wines
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Steele Wines

Jed was just in our restaurant Tuesday night. Such a fantastic guy with so much history. Stymie Reserve wines are killer.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 26th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings
Replies: 30
Views: 2926

Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings

I'd just love to stock your Pinot's in N FL. Distributor still out.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 25th, 2017, 9:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion) PLEASE READ
Replies: 135
Views: 12240

BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion)

36765_412550332471_1372857_n.jpg Help? I'm trying to figure out the format for a fundraiser lot for WB board maintenance $$$? People don't know or think about where their food (meat) comes from. With all the foodies we have, I was thinking about donating a living, breathing, heart still beating pig...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 25th, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion) PLEASE READ
Replies: 135
Views: 12240

BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion)

Help? I'm trying to figure out the format for a fundraiser lot for WB board maintenance $$$? People don't know or think about where their food (meat) comes from. With all the foodies we have, I was thinking about donating a living, breathing, heart still beating pig. The participants would take tha...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 29th, 2015, 5:30 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Distributor relations
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

Distributor relations

Some distributors are great with monthly depletion/placement reports. But most just won't give you the info unless you go directly to the rep in that territory. It is extremely frustrating from a supplier side. I'm actually working on a business plan to manage this more effectively between the two.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 29th, 2015, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Wine pimps in history!
Replies: 20
Views: 3975

Wine pimps in history!

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:Did you know Jim Sanders Bone?
I met him when I was selling wine there in the mid-late 90's. It is now a Sherlock's store, and they are doing a fantastic job. He was very well respected in the wine community.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 29th, 2015, 4:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Help!! Fort Lauderdale (Weston) Beer
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Help!! Fort Lauderdale (Weston) Beer

Jason Hagen wrote:Staying at the Bonaventurere in Weston. Any breweries or good beer bars nearby?

Jason
You are in the sticks, so just plan for a 30-40 minute drive to downtown (Ft.Laud/ Oakland Park).

Royal Pig has some nice beers as well.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 20th, 2015, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Wine pimps in history!
Replies: 20
Views: 3975

Wine pimps in history!

Robert.Fleming wrote:Thanks for sharing that, Glenn.

Were I you, I would ask the mods to move the thread to Wine Talk. It fits there, IMHO, and deserves the wider audience.
Having lived in Atlanta as well as in the wine biz there... I agree!
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 20th, 2015, 7:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 332
Views: 30284

Rye

Scott Butler wrote:Enjoying Prichards Rye Whisky tonight, one of the better rye's I've had....though Angels Envy still tops my list.
Scott, had the Unforgiven the other day. One of the smoothest Rye's I've had, and I swore I would never drink Wild Turkey EVER again. Definitely a winner, esp. for beginners of Rye.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 20th, 2015, 7:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 332
Views: 30284

Rye

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by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 20th, 2015, 7:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3429
Views: 186953

The Bourbon Thread

Alan Eden wrote:This has to be one of the most diverse and best value Bourbon menus in the country

http://bigstarchicago.com/

$3 Weller or Heavan Hill shots !!
So... love the online pricing. But are these real time prices? If so... I'm in!!
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 19th, 2015, 9:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3429
Views: 186953

The Bourbon Thread

David Kaufman wrote: Good thing she knows to stay out of my BTAC bottles!
Give her some time. :-D
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
January 9th, 2015, 9:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3429
Views: 186953

The Bourbon Thread

Re: Pappy, I thought the offering was over but a retailer called me yesterday with a chance for a Pappy 20. Are others getting offerings this late? I thought it was all gone. ABC stores in FL sent same email. Not concerned because now finding the 2014 bottling of Weller 12 on shelves, and snatching...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 19th, 2014, 10:39 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Selling Wine from a Keg
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Selling Wine from a Keg

I remember they used to do this in NM in the early 90's. You would pull up to a winery with your empty jugs, and just fill up from a spout on the wall. I think $2-3 / quart.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 18th, 2014, 6:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3429
Views: 186953

The Bourbon Thread

Can that possibly get sold? Is someone that stupid? Yes. There is always SOMEONE who has to be the baller, whether to showcase as trophies in front of their "friends" or try to flip/barter again. No one in their right mind would pay these prices to actually DRINK these! That stopped at $300 / bottl...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 17th, 2014, 9:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3429
Views: 186953

Pappy in NY

A retailer in NY has a real deal for you. A Pappy 23 for $2199.94 and a 5 bottle "horizontal" of Pappys for $6999.94. They were obviously able to get a significant number of bottles. Gordon Gekko Wines & Spirits? http://bourbonr.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Pappy-Van-Winkle-Bourbon-Retail-pr...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 16th, 2014, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just got yelled at by Robert Chadderdon on Friendster. Pretty awesome!
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Just got yelled at by Robert Chadderdon on Friendster. Pretty awesome!

jcoley3 wrote:But bear in mind I do own a bubbles bar (one project) and am off tomorrow, so I can afford to be a bad influence... [wink.gif] champagne.gif

Thats!……what I'm talking about. Congrats Jim. Very happy for you.

And keep up the shizzle. WB needs it. Way too stuffy lately.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 16th, 2014, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just got yelled at by Robert Chadderdon on Friendster. Pretty awesome!
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Just got yelled at by Robert Chadderdon on Friendster. Pretty awesome!

Rick.T wrote:If it wasn't so late I'd pop a bottle of bubbly.
do it. what's stopping you? just do it because
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 16th, 2014, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just got yelled at by Robert Chadderdon on Friendster. Pretty awesome!
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Just got yelled at by Robert Chadderdon on Friendster. Pretty awesome!

Why am I laughing? Oh yeah…It's a jcoley3 post on sarcasm!

Corks…Pop'em!
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 16th, 2014, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boldizsar does Bern's
Replies: 87
Views: 5351

Boldizsar does Bern's

B. Buzzini wrote:Spiritual experience for $120 bucks??? Where's the dessert wines?.....your head(and visa)should have been spinning.....two of you....2-4 bottles at the least!!? By the glass....12 wines at least?????
Why not blow it out??? :o
Buzz! He's young and strapped! Have you not seen his toilet? ;-D
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 16th, 2014, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boldizsar does Bern's
Replies: 87
Views: 5351

Boldizsar does Bern's

"Drinx" FTW once again. BTW beautiful woman you're with! Well done my brutha.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 16th, 2014, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting - Historic Vineyards hosted by Larry P for Peter Tryba Kidney Fund
Replies: 134
Views: 4553

Week 3 Virtual Tasting - Historic Vineyards hosted by Larry P for Peter Tryba Kidney Fund

It's not midnight yet and I can't drink any of these amazing Bedrock wines in my cellar, but I'm feeling tipsy, under the influence of all this amazing generosity. Despite the drama, the internet burns, and general "berserker" attitude of this bulletin board, we all really share one incredible sens...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 15th, 2014, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Visit from FedEx
Replies: 8
Views: 721

A Visit from FedEx

That…was awesome. True Berserker material. Well done Stephen. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 15th, 2014, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How we Poor Cops Roll in Miami
Replies: 21
Views: 1496

How we Poor Cops Roll in Miami

NED VALOIS wrote:Wednesday ! [wow.gif] neener

Damn…used to be our Tuesday! Love it.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 15th, 2014, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to order @ Biz Meetings?
Replies: 20
Views: 953

What to order @ Biz Meetings?

...eating at Mastros, Mortons, or ($$$$) Steakhouses, but on any given week, I am taking clients out to lunch or dinner. Any suggestions within the $50-$100 bottle range, so I can use as a conversation starter? Ladera Cab, which many of these "corporate" steakhouses carry, is always a nice new intr...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 13th, 2014, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carmel area wine shop?
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Carmel area wine shop?

The Cheese Shop in downtown Carmel has some nice wines. Many tasting rooms around the area as well selling local wines. Mike Dildine would also be a good person to ask.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 12th, 2014, 8:44 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: BEST thing about ClubBev....Pappy's 23yr for $279.99!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

BEST thing about ClubBev....Pappy's 23yr for $279.99!!

This is really strange. I received the "Sorry, you were not successful in securing a bottle" email from BevMo, so I copied the rejection letter to post here. When I pasted what I copied from their email (and I did this several times) this is what comes up! Congratulations! You are one of the very lu...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 10th, 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My wife is a natural born wine critic!
Replies: 24
Views: 1198

My wife is a natural born wine critic!

I think it's time to get a dog. ;-D
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 10th, 2014, 7:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: sweet Hertz pricing Christmas period
Replies: 48
Views: 2537

sweet Hertz pricing Christmas period

Same here. Hertz LAX 3 day weekend Full Size $59.10 total.

Many times Hertz is the most expensive. But sometimes, they do it right.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 9th, 2014, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me or are 750's getting smaller?
Replies: 25
Views: 1472

Is it just me or are 750's getting smaller?

It's just you.

Stay thirsty my friend.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 9th, 2014, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting - Historic Vineyards hosted by Larry P for Peter Tryba Kidney Fund
Replies: 134
Views: 4553

Week 3 Virtual Tasting - Historic Vineyards hosted by Larry P for Peter Tryba Kidney Fund

Donation made and Old vine cracked in support of Peter. Stay strong and fight the good fight brutha!

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2008 Ravenswood Barricia Zin - classic old school Zin, subtle flavors, dried flowers, lean with good acidity and tannins. Winning!
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 8th, 2014, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critters In The Crush?
Replies: 55
Views: 2177

Critters In The Crush?

Joe B wrote:Oh come on. It can't be that expensive to do a quick rinse.

Seriously. The critter factor is grossing me out. You might as well be stomping on the grapes with your nasty fungus infested feet.

Yuck.
You ever eat a hot dog? ;-D
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 7th, 2014, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critters In The Crush?
Replies: 55
Views: 2177

Critters In The Crush?

Greg Malcolm wrote:
I assume that it is very common. There are critters in ALL agricultural commodities when they are harvested.
And not just critters. During big rains and flooding, water tables rise, as well as other things, and you may get some floaters with your artichokes.
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 5th, 2014, 8:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3429
Views: 186953

The Bourbon Thread

Sipping some Pappy 23. After this bottle, no more for me. Crazy how when we had Pappy and shared it in the past, we were so proud of introducing folks to some killer bourbon that they knew nothing about. Now…the fun in sharing it is lost (at least for me). I've moved on as well Peter. Many great bo...
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
December 5th, 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Domestic Bachelor Party Destinations
Replies: 23
Views: 1132

Domestic Bachelor Party Destinations

Two rec's above: NOLA and Austin. One and done.

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