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by Siun o'Connell
January 21st, 2021, 10:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Newbie Intro - Shiba Wichern Cellars
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: Newbie Intro - Shiba Wichern Cellars

mattcitrang wrote: January 21st, 2021, 10:33 am How do I purchase wine from your winery?

I can't find your ordering page.
Matt - remember these are Berserker Day intros so while you can obviously buy in advance if you want (and if they have available wine), they will be presenting an special offer (usually with a discount) on BD.
by Siun o'Connell
January 21st, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Newbie Intro - Shiba Wichern Cellars
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: Newbie Intro - Shiba Wichern Cellars

Just looking at your web pages and .. so glad you are participating in BD!
by Siun o'Connell
January 20th, 2021, 3:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 242
Views: 20859

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Great selection of newcomers ... already have notes!
by Siun o'Connell
January 20th, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 54
Views: 3579

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Was just reading Erica’s BD Newbie intro ... welcome aboard! And Yes to Happy Inauguration Day!

And personally I have never found a wine gendered.

Btw, Kathryn ... I always enjoy the “lady” term so long as we don’t insist on ladylike behavior or thoughts.
by Siun o'Connell
January 18th, 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Lioco Old Vine White Wine (USA, California, North Coast, Redwood Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: TN: 2019 Lioco Old Vine White Wine (USA, California, North Coast, Redwood Valley)

Hmmm ... haven’t opened any of my Lioco’s in ages. I have really enjoyed their wines.
by Siun o'Connell
January 16th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 242
Views: 20859

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

And the wines are great under those screwtops.
by Siun o'Connell
January 13th, 2021, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9127

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

That was a lovely tribute Jeff - thank you for sharing it with us.
by Siun o'Connell
January 13th, 2021, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9127

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

Joining the thanks to Nola for asking and especially to Chloe for reaching out to us here. Donation made. Grateful there is a way to honor him by helping others.
by Siun o'Connell
January 10th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9127

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

So very sad. Please let us know if there is any way to express our condolences or help family.
by Siun o'Connell
January 8th, 2021, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2564

Re: First Date Wines

I have oh so many stories from my dating days when a man (always a man, women never pulled this), knowing that I was "into" wine, would bring something or order something he was sure would impress me, or even start spouting off a completely mistaken wine lecture. It rarely worked out. Yep!
by Siun o'Connell
January 5th, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 242
Views: 20859

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I find the comments from other Berserkers the best “research” and the ohwhathehell purchases I’ve made each BD some of my lasting favorites! Don’t overthink but I definitely look first to the wineries that are part of our community — and happily they are some of the very best on offer.
by Siun o'Connell
January 5th, 2021, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Others Don't...Chap 37
Replies: 27
Views: 2081

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Others Don't...Chap 37

If a winery is looking for someone to handle part time customer service and social media as described above, let’s talk!
by Siun o'Connell
December 27th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ORANGE CAKE for Xmas
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: ORANGE CAKE for Xmas

I may need to start baking again ... these both sound so tasty
by Siun o'Connell
December 26th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Neuhaus Chocolate and Wine Pairing Collections
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Neuhaus Chocolate and Wine Pairing Collections

Vosges Chocolates does this as well and also does a whiskey collection ...I'e never tried the pairings though I have had wine and some chocolates at their shop.

Neuhaus can be mighty tasty!
by Siun o'Connell
December 22nd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What are your current favorite cookbooks?
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: What are your current favorite cookbooks?

Not a cookbook but if she has not read Ruth Reichl’s autobiographic books, she might enjoy them ... they are fascinating and take you inside the food world in a very special way.
by Siun o'Connell
December 20th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar

Velveta Sherry Vinegar from Nola on Berserker Day ... delish!
by Siun o'Connell
December 20th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7915

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

Larry ... is there a way to test it out? Have two offers and see which gets the best response? Not sure if that’s practical at a less than high volume site. Otherwise go for it but please include an explanation. I may be wrong on this (though I’ve done marketing and user experience work for way too ...
by Siun o'Connell
December 20th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central
Replies: 39
Views: 1686

Re: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central

Had a family issue pop up ... would love to see a recording and look forward to more. Thanks!
by Siun o'Connell
December 20th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

Re: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish

Jay! Hoping for fast and easy healing!

My fave veggie dish has a pie crust so it’s out ....
by Siun o'Connell
December 20th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7915

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

Seeing a favorite wine on the restaurant list makes me rate the restaurant more highly ... seeing Dirty and Rowdy on the list at The Kitchen in Chicago contributed a lot to making me a regular in their early days. In return, The Kitchen introduced me to Scholium and Lioco. Seems like a good collabor...
by Siun o'Connell
December 19th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565676

Re: de Negoce offer

You’d likely be more accurate to say “most in this thread way overbought” rather than “of this board.”

Now if you wanted to say “most of this board is getting ready to way overbuy on Berserker Day” you might be right.
by Siun o'Connell
December 18th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ORANGE CAKE for Xmas
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: ORANGE CAKE for Xmas

This sounds so good!
by Siun o'Connell
December 17th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 242
Views: 20859

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Funny, none of the Berserker women ever have these issues.
by Siun o'Connell
December 15th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44488

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Good to know know Flannery will debone it and tie it back it, but I like to buy them bone-in and o the work myself. While the folks at Flannery are probably better at butchering than me, I enjoy breaking meat down and more opportunities to practice and improve is always better. Not sure if you saw ...
by Siun o'Connell
December 13th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3364

Re: Never received shipment

Yesterday I was waiting on my Ultramarine. Received a text message from FedEx stating my wine delivered 10 minutes prior, no knock and said delivery was signed for by me. I go to my door and no box? I call FedEx and it took a few minutes for someone to answer and just as I stated to explain that no...
by Siun o'Connell
December 13th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565676

Re: de Negoce offer

Hmmm .... Each Berserker will have their own favorites as Nate says... check the thread about "anyone drinking their Berserker Day wines?" for good tips that may align with your tastes. A big part of the fun is the discovery of unexpected gems. Not just wine: Flannery Beef always has a goo...
by Siun o'Connell
December 13th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565676

Re: de Negoce offer

No idea if he will participate - I don't think he has in the past, even with his meat company. Don't miss the chance to buy direct from the actual vineyards - these are mostly small producers, often ones you might not otherwise have access to outside of their allocation lists. These are not bulk win...
by Siun o'Connell
December 13th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3364

Re: Never received shipment

I have not been asked to sign for any package - including alcohol - since April. At my previous apartment, the UPS driver knew me and was very reliable and always just put the box inside the front hallway. But UPS has hired extra people who have claimed deliveries that never happened - and I've had ...
by Siun o'Connell
December 13th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565676

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm new here, but I have seen reference to berserker days...is it a value or rarity opportunity? Or both? Not only do I have enough - more than enough - wine. Still need to save some room for berserker days. Only a month away! There’s tons of good information on Berserker Day on the board - here’s ...
by Siun o'Connell
December 12th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 263
Views: 16730

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Argh ... missed it. Next time!
by Siun o'Connell
December 12th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: rocky mountaineer advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: rocky mountaineer advice?

Craig - so sorry she is dealing with MS. The train would likely be a great option.
by Siun o'Connell
December 11th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: rocky mountaineer advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: rocky mountaineer advice?

I took it from Whistler back to Vancouver about ten years ago and it was awesome. Whistler was a client of our sustainability software and consulting and we usually took the bus up and back hen we went up for meetings but one trip, I made a great executive decision and booked us the first class tick...
by Siun o'Connell
December 10th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 71
Views: 4490

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Thanks Betty! I will add some to my little Chang fans package for the chef kids ...
by Siun o'Connell
December 10th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 71
Views: 4490

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

PSA - Momofuku Chili Crisp is back in stock. Their Tamari is not ... sigh.
by Siun o'Connell
December 10th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Momofuku Milk Bar Inspired Cakes
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: Momofuku Milk Bar Inspired Cakes

That’s quite a cake!
by Siun o'Connell
December 10th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Unexpectedly thrust into wine!
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: Unexpectedly thrust into wine!

Are you asking me if my reply is spam? I thought i was asking a legitimate question... I feel intimidated by this forum because even the into/ wine 101 , people know so much and I'm trying to decide how to approach/ learning about wine. Some of these posts are discouraging when literally a beginner...
by Siun o'Connell
December 10th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sparkling Wine Planning December through February
Replies: 15
Views: 1085

Re: Sparkling Wine Planning December through February

Cruse Tradition - available direct. The Cruse sparklers are real pleasures - and so affordable, you could celebrate with a magnum!
by Siun o'Connell
December 10th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 200
Views: 5366

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Likes are a handy shorthand, counts of likes and similar ratings not so much.
by Siun o'Connell
December 10th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Unexpectedly thrust into wine!
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: Unexpectedly thrust into wine!

Hire someone who actually knows the business.
by Siun o'Connell
December 5th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food gifts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Favorite food gifts?

More chocolate but always super well received - any of the pastries from L A Burdick Chocolate - all are superb and the best gift is a pair of their hot chocolate cups and one or more of their amazing cocoas - https://www.burdickchocolate.com/ and https://www.burdickchocolate.com/cup-and-saucer-set...
by Siun o'Connell
December 5th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food gifts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Favorite food gifts?

Just ordered a selection of Momofuku salts and soy sauce plus David Chang’s book from Momofuku ... should be well received by my crew.
by Siun o'Connell
December 4th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 23
Views: 1230

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

David .... Here’s Emily’s note about the loss of her home (and personal cellar) during the Glass fire - Todd organized a great quick special sale with Emily for WB folks to help out. I don’t know her current plans but she is really quite amazing ... and her Rose is so delicious! I had picked up a ca...
by Siun o'Connell
December 1st, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Holiday Gift Food Delivery Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Holiday Gift Food Delivery Ideas

There’s another recent thread with food gift ideas - you might want to take a look there too.
by Siun o'Connell
November 30th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do world-class California Rieslings exist?
Replies: 106
Views: 4606

Re: Do world-class California Rieslings exist?

Cody at Desire Lines is making one of the best California Rieslings from the Cole Ranch AVA. I love Desire Lines’ Rieslings ... just really fine. I also really enjoy Bill Hooper’s Paetra offerings and Bedrock’s Wirz Old Vines Riesling. I don’t have experience with the aged, classic German bottles b...
by Siun o'Connell
November 28th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 52
Views: 28084

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

I’m always suspicious when someone does a drive by ... commenting for the first time ever solely to promote a specific product and in this case, to insult a valued member of our community who a few years ago attempted to learn more about this new item at Costco for us. All of us who appreciate artis...
by Siun o'Connell
November 28th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food gifts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Favorite food gifts?

The Spice House in Chicago puts together some wonderful gift boxes. Really great spices and some unexpected collections. Splash out = Vosges Chocolates Advent Calendar. https://www.vosgeschocolate.com/collections/chocolate-alchemy-the-healer/products/a-chocolate-calendar-of-advent More chocolate but...

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