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by Scott Brunson
January 16th, 2021, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's Biggest Wine Lovers
Replies: 34
Views: 1517

Re: The World's Biggest Wine Lovers

JDavisRoby wrote: January 16th, 2021, 6:07 am US not even top 20? Interesting.
Pulling my weight. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
January 16th, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.
Replies: 32
Views: 2656

Re: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.

It almost makes me think that these wineries are utilizing some kind of marketing ploy.
by Scott Brunson
January 16th, 2021, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best pairings
Replies: 61
Views: 1788

Re: best pairings

alan weinberg wrote: January 16th, 2021, 9:39 am white burgundy and potato chips.
Nice
Oysters and 1er Cru Chablis
by Scott Brunson
January 14th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1747
Views: 124473

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

In for a case
by Scott Brunson
January 10th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9042

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Horrible
RIP Framk
by Scott Brunson
January 9th, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?

The lemon is the part that makes it challenging IMO. Tastes good but can be a wine killer. Especially preserved lemon. Which I love, but makes red wine tough sledding. About the only red wine I can think of that would go are some of the super high acid pinots -- like Teutonic from Oregon, or Enderl...
by Scott Brunson
January 9th, 2021, 11:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 198
Views: 16847

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Thank you Nola and Nate for answering my questions! Now I see why there is talk about having a "strategy" on BD and doing some initial planning. [cheers.gif] And not just wine Nola always puts together a great package of top quality EVOO, Sherry Vinegar, tuna, sardine and other fish tins....
by Scott Brunson
January 5th, 2021, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levy and McClellan Offer
Replies: 45
Views: 5057

Re: Levy and McClellan Offer

Jud Reis wrote: January 5th, 2021, 10:23 am Cracks me up - I signed up for the original list, never bought a bottle due to the ridiculous price and still get email offers to this day. How much wine must they be sitting on?
Ditto
by Scott Brunson
January 5th, 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 3659

Re: Saxum Spring 2021

In
by Scott Brunson
January 5th, 2021, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 101
Views: 6939

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

Tomás Costa wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 3:59 pm Since we're on the subject, I'd love to know how Chandon de Briailles' wines from the vintage are showing... I own the Clos du Roi.
Claude told me to begin thinking about the Savigny Village in ‘17. I’m still waiting on the 1ers and GCs.
by Scott Brunson
January 2nd, 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Banyuls: what do you all think
Replies: 21
Views: 841

Re: Banyuls: what do you all think

We have visited a number of times. We love the region and VdN in general.
by Scott Brunson
January 2nd, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7055

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Still master of my domain.
by Scott Brunson
January 2nd, 2021, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5787

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

We are participating, but with an exception for Burgundy Thursday (14 year tradition).
by Scott Brunson
December 31st, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"
Replies: 46
Views: 3674

Re: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: December 31st, 2020, 11:07 am Maybe they should drop the price of the 08 comtes then 😂
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by Scott Brunson
December 31st, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 198
Views: 16847

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

M i k e C wrote: December 30th, 2020, 8:17 pm I joined as I was researching wine fridges, and I had no idea about Berserker Day. But now I think I'm at least going to have to buy some Grassl glasses (which I have also been reading about here). This site might have been a dangerous discovery!
Welcome to the monkey house [wink.gif]
by Scott Brunson
December 31st, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10334

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

Jay Miller wrote: December 31st, 2020, 7:14 am
Mark Golodetz wrote: December 30th, 2020, 12:26 pm It’s like an argument I once witnessed on a kibbutz. 12 people, 43 opinions.
For Jews that qualifies as consensus.
[rofl.gif]
by Scott Brunson
December 30th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10334

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

Howard Cooper wrote: December 30th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Scott Brunson wrote: December 30th, 2020, 4:31 pm burgundy is underrated. [cheers.gif]
shhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Nothing is good in Burgundy under $1000. Don't even bother to look.
I only buy the $1000 St Aubin and Chassagne Rouge, don’t you?
by Scott Brunson
December 30th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10334

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

Howard Cooper wrote: December 30th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: December 30th, 2020, 2:57 pm

I think global warming will allow lesser sites to be better than they’ve been in the past.

I think this is clearly already happening in places like St. Aubin and possibly in the reds in Chassagne Montrachet that you and I love so much.
Ftw

And @OP, burgundy is underrated. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
December 29th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM
Replies: 48
Views: 4234

Re: PYCM

Jerry Hey wrote: December 28th, 2020, 5:33 pm 2011 PYCM Meursault Perrieres this week was excellent.
I have to look; I might one bottle remaining.
by Scott Brunson
December 28th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Chardonnay Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: California Chardonnay Recommendations

Chris Crutchfield wrote: December 28th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Scott Brunson wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 7:07 am Anyone tried DuPuis yet?
I have them but haven’t popped a cork.
I bought a few of the DuPuis chardonnay, mostly based on some fond memories of Copain Brousseau back when Wells still made it. I found it to be drinkable, but maybe more Meursault in style than Chablis.
Thnx
by Scott Brunson
December 22nd, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1724
Views: 117625

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

champagne.gif To you Sarah!
by Scott Brunson
December 22nd, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Got a Hankering for a Wurst sampler?
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Got a Hankering for a Wurst sampler?

Kenny H wrote: December 18th, 2020, 10:52 am
Brandon R wrote: December 17th, 2020, 2:56 pm So you're looking for the Best Wurst?
No joke this is exactly what our AirBnB host lady said to us in Munich when describing the market down the street. We still joke about it.
Sind Sie ein Berliner?
by Scott Brunson
December 22nd, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar

Velveta Sherry Vinegar from Nola on Berserker Day ... delish! This Super acidic The Balsamic is pretty good too for the $ You don't find it a bit cheesy? NB - this is not a comment on Nola's excellent product but rather a suggestion to search for Veleta rather than Velveta [cheers.gif] cheesehead
by Scott Brunson
December 22nd, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Chardonnay Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: California Chardonnay Recommendations

rsmithjr wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 7:15 am Nobody mentioned Rombauer. Open a bottle at a party and the Chardonnay drinkers come running...
Women of a certain age? [wink.gif]
by Scott Brunson
December 22nd, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Chardonnay Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: California Chardonnay Recommendations

Anyone tried DuPuis yet?
I have them but haven’t popped a cork.
by Scott Brunson
December 22nd, 2020, 4:37 am
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: 5722

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

https://i.ibb.co/Vj9FzfJ/477788-CF-A870-40-F0-A3-AC-C3-F71-F6-CD0-A3.jpg 2018 Sandlands Zinfandel 12/21/2020 - I LIKE THIS WINE: NR (Edit) Nose—bright red fruit, green bramble, purple flowers, slight smoke. Palate—definitely red fruit dominant. The dominant fruit component is barely-ripe wild black...
by Scott Brunson
December 21st, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar

Siun o'Connell wrote: December 20th, 2020, 11:16 am Velveta Sherry Vinegar from Nola on Berserker Day ... delish!
This
Super acidic

The Balsamic is pretty good too for the $
by Scott Brunson
November 30th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you clean your worm?
Replies: 29
Views: 1406

Re: Do you clean your worm?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: November 30th, 2020, 5:03 pm It’s a rather personal question.
AFTER I wash my face.
by Scott Brunson
November 30th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1168
Views: 87539

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Other than the Amex Offers (mine is also $20/$200), is there any other discount that can be stacked for existing customers? Is the 20% sale still in effect? I did get 20% on an order placed earlier today. I wasn't sure it applied to "limited time" offers. I think you are correct
by Scott Brunson
November 30th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1168
Views: 87539

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote: November 30th, 2020, 7:23 am Other than the Amex Offers (mine is also $20/$200), is there any other discount that can be stacked for existing customers?
Is the 20% sale still in effect?
by Scott Brunson
November 28th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12640

Re: Black Friday Sales

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: November 27th, 2020, 7:16 pm I can’t find anything on wine.com of interest. Please help me spend some money! I have free shipping snd coupons lol. And I’m buzzed and feeling spendy.
Ovid? [wink.gif]
by Scott Brunson
November 26th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving
Replies: 49
Views: 2055

Re: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving

Green beans, sweet corn, and strawberries are in season so I’ll use those as sides.
The family doesn’t want turkey so I’m pan roasting duck breasts.
by Scott Brunson
November 26th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1800
Views: 99279

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Nothing better then Joe’s! 888BB5D5-A23E-445E-8CA0-278D6C4CEBD0.jpeg I order stone crabs from Family owned local fish market. Absolutely the freshest and best! Then I went to Joe’s take out for all the sides and sweets. Joe’s second to none cole slaw Joe’s creamed spinach with garlic Joe’s skinny s...
by Scott Brunson
November 26th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 20464

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

SeanHarding wrote: November 20th, 2020, 8:46 am I get 2-3 "cups" out of the "8 cup" Bonavita. But it's possible I drink too much coffee.
HRH and I “need” two real cups each in the morning so I’ll need a 10 cup model. Our old Cuisinart is still kicking but I’m planning ahead.
by Scott Brunson
November 25th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most impractical wine in the cellar?
Replies: 77
Views: 3669

Re: Most impractical wine in the cellar?

RichardFlack wrote: November 25th, 2020, 2:05 pm
John Morris wrote: November 25th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: November 25th, 2020, 1:33 pm I was mentally sifting through the cellar to decide what I could offer in response. But I can't compete.
Indeed.

Three liters of eiswein. [scratch.gif] [scratch.gif]

You have to wonder what they were thinking when they bottled it.
6 gal pot of Creme Brûlée?
[wink.gif]
by Scott Brunson
November 25th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 3883

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

No 2020 Scarecrow Although we will be unable to make any 2020 vintage wines, at this time of reflection and gratitude, we do have so much to be thankful for: the absolutely heroic first responders, this amazing community of neighbors and grape growers, the local nonprofits springing into action, an...
by Scott Brunson
November 25th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 263
Views: 16565

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

John Glas wrote: November 25th, 2020, 1:43 pm Now that golf season is done in MN looking forward to more meetings!
Please schedule for after I clear 18 green. neener
by Scott Brunson
November 23rd, 2020, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 3883

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: November 22nd, 2020, 4:44 pm This is already covered in the fire thread.
That thread is a lot of wading to get the info; this thread will be as well.
@OP, how about editing your first post as names are posted?
by Scott Brunson
November 22nd, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2364

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

R. Gaston wrote: November 22nd, 2020, 9:25 am One word... Lillian.
[cheers.gif]
I never know which one I’m opening.
by Scott Brunson
November 19th, 2020, 3:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 1567

Re: Help, I need some new pots

Made in Cookware. https://madeincookware.com/pages/reviews?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=11185964591-109204390549&utm_content=&audience=pros&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4qDJ9N2M7QIVCY3ICh37gQL7EAAYASAAEgKwRPD_BwE I gave away my Made In. I don't like that there are rivets g...
by Scott Brunson
November 17th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 MacDonald Cab
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: TN: 2018 MacDonald Cab

Jeff D a v i e s wrote: November 16th, 2020, 6:59 pm Thanks for the note Roy.... saw that some other 18's are coming my way this week .... should one dive into one now?

Cheers
[scratch.gif]
I think the 17 vintage is currently shipping.
If you already have the 18s can we be friends? [cheers.gif]

(Jk—I saw that you said others)
by Scott Brunson
November 17th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2898

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

Philip G wrote: November 17th, 2020, 6:00 am
Scott Brunson wrote: November 17th, 2020, 3:35 am
J a y H a c k wrote: November 16th, 2020, 9:40 am
Using an Ah So? Not buying a second Durand? All of the above?
That reminds me that I need a second Durand. [cheers.gif]
Would that then be a Durand Durand? ;-)
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by Scott Brunson
November 17th, 2020, 3:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2898

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

J a y H a c k wrote: November 16th, 2020, 9:40 am
Jeremy C wrote: November 16th, 2020, 7:23 am . . . What am I doing wrong?
Using an Ah So? Not buying a second Durand? All of the above?
That reminds me that I need a second Durand. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
November 15th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1
Replies: 32
Views: 1745

Re: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1

Gil Bauer wrote: November 14th, 2020, 6:06 pm Thanks, Jay! Great to see/meet everyone.
Boozehound Kyser said that he likes this drinking in the early afternoon stuff.
Great to see everyone.
by Scott Brunson
November 11th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next week
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next weekly

In for a couple of cases. Cases as in 12 bottle cases? Debating this one. What’s it compare to? Yes, 24 total (12 of each). Just a little over $100 per two pack with case discount. I find Lewelling to be unique—ripe side but dialing back a bit in the last few years. Also the people are wonderful. I...
by Scott Brunson
November 10th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next week
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next weekly

In for a couple of cases.

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