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Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

#1 Post by brigcampbell » November 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm

A Wineberserker Public Service Announcement
The 7th annual Virtual Tasting Series (VTS) is ready to go. The first week for 2019 kicks off the week before Thanksgiving and runs through December 1st giving those time to post a tasting note into the thread. Each week is hosted by a fellow Wineberserker who decides the theme, format, and the charity they'd like to support.

Matching Donations: if you'd like to co-host the current week by matching the donations then just post into that week's thread "I'm matching" and any terms and conditions you'd like to add. A number of people have requested this and it's a great idea so have look below and pick a week you'd be interested in matching.

Week__Date_____Theme / Host - Charity
  1. NOV22 - DEC1 - Anything Pinot Noir - Frank Murray - Laura's House
  2. DEC4 - DEC11 - D@vid Bu3ker / Dakin Humane Society - All About Oregon Wine
  3. DEC11 - DEC18 - Jim Stewart / Wines of the Loire" - Semper Fi
  4. DEC18 - DEC25 - Outside Your Comfort Zone / Joe Duncan - Malaria Foundation
  5. DEC25 - JAN3 - California Cab & Blends / Brian Tuite - Mechanics GoFundMe
Here's the Compendium for the previous years.

2013 Compendium
2014 Compendium
2015 Compendium
2016 Compendium
2017 Compendium
2018 Compendium

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#2 Post by brigcampbell » November 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm

Who's in for a host week for a good cause? Looking for hosts interested in supporting their favorite charities.

How do you do it?

Post the week you want right into this thread, just like David did down below.

Pick a charity, theme, and format. Post it right here.

I do all the work for you starting the thread, etc. You just sit back and relax.

It's that easy. First come first serve while weeks are open

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#3 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » November 20th, 2019, 2:26 pm

I will take December 4-11. It will be for Dakin Humane Society as per usual. Themes TBD.
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#4 Post by brigcampbell » November 20th, 2019, 2:30 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 2:26 pm
I will take December 4-11. It will be for Dakin Humane Society as per usual. Themes TBD.
I haven't finished spell checking!!! LOL

done, thanks. [cheers.gif]

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#5 Post by Jim Stewart » November 20th, 2019, 4:13 pm

Brig, I'll step up and take the Dec 11-18 week. The charity will be Semper Fi. For a theme I'm thinking "Wines of the Loire". Let me know what else you need from me to get it going. Thanks, -Jim
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#6 Post by brigcampbell » November 20th, 2019, 4:44 pm

Jim Stewart wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Brig, I'll step up and take the Dec 11-18 week. The charity will be Semper Fi. For a theme I'm thinking "Wines of the Loire". Let me know what else you need from me to get it going. Thanks, -Jim
Nice charity. You're good to go for now, I'll ping you when the time comes and I've posted your thread.

Thank you and "Uh Rah!"

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#7 Post by Frank Murray III » November 20th, 2019, 4:59 pm

David, thank you again for signing on. You've done this for many years now. Jim, thank you too for signing on. Be a good reason to drink Baudry.

Brig, appreciate the coordination here.
My WOTY candidates for 2019:
2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie PN Platt SC
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
2009 Roederer Cristal Brut
2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

My best wines of 2018:
2017 Kutch Falstaff Sonoma Coast PN
2012 Marguet La Grande Ruelle Ambonnay

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#8 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » November 20th, 2019, 6:05 pm

I am going to step out of my comfort zone, and have December 4-11 be all about Oregon.
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#9 Post by brigcampbell » November 21st, 2019, 8:14 am

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 6:05 pm
I am going to step out of my comfort zone, and have December 4-11 be all about Oregon.
Good for you and good for us!

OK berserkers, you have a reason to visit the local wine shop. Tell the significant other it's for "charity" and you want to do your part.

Also, lots of things coming from Oregon other than pinot these days... Beer count? [berserker.gif]

Only two weeks left open for adoption. Anyone interested in doing the Beer Intermezzo the week before Christmas?

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#10 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » November 21st, 2019, 8:17 am

Let's do all about Oregon wine.
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#11 Post by brigcampbell » November 23rd, 2019, 1:57 pm

Okay.

All about Oregon it is my friend.

Any takers for that last weeks?

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#12 Post by joeduncan » November 23rd, 2019, 3:53 pm

I'll take Dec 18-25, against malaria foundation, theme is "outside your (wine) comfort zone"

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#13 Post by brigcampbell » November 23rd, 2019, 3:58 pm

joeduncan wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 3:53 pm
I'll take Dec 18-25, against malaria foundation, theme is "outside your (wine) comfort zone"
Great theme!

Thanks, Joe. You got that week and I'll come knocking when it's time.

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#14 Post by Brian Tuite » November 23rd, 2019, 6:29 pm

brigcampbell wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm
A Wineberserker Public Service Announcement
The 7th annual Virtual Tasting Series (VTS) is ready to go. The first week for 2019 kicks off the week before Thanksgiving and runs through December 1st giving those time to post a tasting note into the thread. Each week is hosted by a fellow Wineberserker who decides the theme, format, and the charity they'd like to support.

Matching Donations: if you'd like to co-host the current week by matching the donations then just post into that week's thread "I'm matching" and any terms and conditions you'd like to add. A number of people have requested this and it's a great idea so have look below and pick a week you'd be interested in matching.

Week__Date_____Theme / Host - Charity
  1. NOV22 - DEC1 - Anything Pinot Noir - Frank Murray - Laura's House
  2. DEC4 - DEC11 - D@vid Bu3ker / Dakin Humane Society - All About Oregon Wine
  3. DEC11 - DEC18 - Jim Stewart / Wines of the Loire" - Semper Fi
  4. DEC18 - DEC25 - Outside Your Comfort Zone / Joe Duncan - Malaria Foundation
  5. DEC25 - JAN3 - Brian Tuite - GoFundMe - 7 Mechanics Lose Jobs and Tools in Devastating Fire
Here's the Compendium for the previous years.

2013 Compendium
2014 Compendium
2015 Compendium
2016 Compendium
2017 Compendium
2018 Compendium
I’ll step up Brig!
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#15 Post by brigcampbell » November 23rd, 2019, 6:37 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:29 pm
Brian Tuite - California Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
You got it my friend.

Does your lovely bride have a favorite charity?

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#16 Post by Brian Tuite » November 23rd, 2019, 6:44 pm

brigcampbell wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:37 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:29 pm
Brian Tuite - California Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
You got it my friend.

Does your lovely bride have a favorite charity?
No but this one hits home for me...GoFundMe - 7 Mechanics Lose Jobs and Tools in Devastating Fire
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#17 Post by brigcampbell » November 23rd, 2019, 6:56 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:44 pm
brigcampbell wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:37 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:29 pm
Brian Tuite - California Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
You got it my friend.

Does your lovely bride have a favorite charity?
No but this one hits home for me...GoFundMe - 7 Mechanics Lose Jobs and Tools in Devastating Fire
Excellent choice.

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#18 Post by Frank Murray III » November 23rd, 2019, 9:47 pm

Good job, Joe. I dig the theme too.
My WOTY candidates for 2019:
2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie PN Platt SC
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
2009 Roederer Cristal Brut
2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

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2012 Marguet La Grande Ruelle Ambonnay

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#19 Post by brigcampbell » November 25th, 2019, 12:17 pm

Okay, all the weeks are locked and loaded.

Looks like lots of fun stuff over the next 6 weeks.

See the original post for the weeks agenda

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#20 Post by brigcampbell » December 1st, 2019, 9:37 am

PSA Sunday is the last day for FMIII Pinot thread.

Starting Wednesday it'll be David and all about Oregon. Gives you a reason to go shopping if you're light in the cellar.

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#21 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » December 1st, 2019, 2:13 pm

p.s. no people photos this coming week. Pet photos welcome!
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#22 Post by J a y H a c k » December 1st, 2019, 7:03 pm

How long are we going to last this year? If there's another week, I'll take it. I have to think of a theme and a charity.
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#23 Post by Jonathan Sirot » December 2nd, 2019, 12:27 am

J a y H a c k wrote:
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How long are we going to last this year? If there's another week, I'll take it. I have to think of a theme and a charity.
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I normally wouldn't post here on an unrelated thread, but I have sent you two messages about the offline tonight at Wu's Wonton King. You are on the waitlist there is a spot and you had even discussed a potential pick. I have received no response and assume you can't make it. Is there any reason you have been on the boards read my messages posted here but not given me the courtesy of a response ? PLEASE RSVP !

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#24 Post by brigcampbell » December 3rd, 2019, 10:54 am

Okay,

Week 2 post is started - it's all about Oregon wines.

Thanks to D@vid for sponsoring the week.

I'm off to plunder my cellar.

check it out viewtopic.php?f=1&t=165451

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#25 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » December 3rd, 2019, 11:01 am

Our Dakin Humane Society alumni
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#26 Post by J a y H a c k » December 4th, 2019, 7:41 pm

If I can have January 4-10, I will have the theme BFRW. That's Big Red Wines. I will define that to mean wines that Alfert and Brad Kane would prefer not to have to drink. To be more specific, I will say wines made by Thomas Rivers Brown, Mike Smith, Manfred Kranel, Justin Strider Smith or Phillip Cambie (hey, I have to give the Francophiles a chance). I will consider other winemakers proffered in advance. I haven't figured out a charity yet, but my office just adopted, as Santa's Helpers, a classroom of third graders from a school in Brooklyn that is in the lowest economic district in NYC. Each kid wrote a letter asking for one thing that they need and one thing that they want. Half of the "needs" were winter coats and the rest were similar. The "wants" were all modest, things like Beybladesd and Barbie dolls. If I can find a charity that does similar work (I'm looking into it) that's who I will choose.
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#27 Post by brigcampbell » December 4th, 2019, 7:44 pm

Yes, of course. I forgot to follow up.

I'll update tomorrow.
J a y H a c k wrote:
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If I can have January 4-10, I will have the theme BFRW. That's Big Red Wines. I will define that to mean wines that Alfert and Brad Kane would prefer not to have to drink. To be more specific, I will say wines made by Thomas Rivers Brown, Mike Smith, Manfred Kranel, Justin Strider Smith or Phillip Cambie (hey, I have to give the Francophiles a chance). I will consider other winemakers proffered in advance. I haven't figured out a charity yet, but my office just adopted, as Santa's Helpers, a classroom of third graders from a school in Brooklyn that is in the lowest economic district in NYC. Each kid wrote a letter asking for one thing that they need and one thing that they want. Half of the "needs" were winter coats and the rest were similar. The "wants" were all modest, things like Beybladesd and Barbie dolls. If I can find a charity that does similar work (I'm looking into it) that's who I will choose.

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#28 Post by J a y H a c k » December 4th, 2019, 8:04 pm

Ok, after not a lot of searching needed (unfortunately) my charity will be the Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares, which is a program to provide clothes to kids in need in Westchester County, NY. Although we have plenty of wealthy communities (Scarsdale, etc.) we also have Mt. Vernon and Yonkers, so there is plenty of need.
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