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by Nate Simon
January 23rd, 2021, 8:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Berserkering is not without risk. Side effects include: Dizziness, Insomnia, Credit Card Fatigue, Side eye, Stink Eye, Cold Shoulder, and Sleeping in the Guest Bedroom. Should you experience any of these symptoms, please see Doctor Loosen. But no side effects of regret have been found in any study ...
by Nate Simon
January 22nd, 2021, 1:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Berserkering is not without risk. My biggest problem is finding a fantastic offer, loading my cart only to find out that they don’t ship to my state. A real bummer. I've asked them all to post their shipping restrictions - only one so far has stated she won't do it, as it is 'never a problem'. Hope...
by Nate Simon
January 22nd, 2021, 12:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I hope it’s a little easier to understand how it all works on the actual day. Y’all are a terrible influence. On the actual day, it will be pretty self-explanatory. There will be a separate thread for each offer. If you want to take the offer, there may be a link in the post, or it may direct you t...
by Nate Simon
January 22nd, 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

108 Participants - I had to shut it down. Any winery/company who asks to be part now will need to wait for next year... When do we know who all is participating? The 26th? Yes, you, as GCC will know all the participants on the 26th, and be able to purchase from a couple dozen of them Todd, one thin...
by Nate Simon
January 22nd, 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I hope it’s a little easier to understand how it all works on the actual day. Y’all are a terrible influence. On the actual day, it will be pretty self-explanatory. There will be a separate thread for each offer. If you want to take the offer, there may be a link in the post, or it may direct you t...
by Nate Simon
January 20th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - JAMONES SIN FRONTERAS Gourmet Online Store
Replies: 18
Views: 1246

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - JAMONES SIN FRONTERAS Gourmet Online Store

The way I read this:
“...best ham...best price...”
<looks for link to order>
by Nate Simon
January 20th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2277

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars

Ryan A wrote: January 20th, 2021, 9:24 am Ignorant question: would you mind describing the wine for those that are not familiar with the grape nor your take on the style? Thank you in advance.
There definitely has been a thread or two on these wines relatively recently.
by Nate Simon
January 19th, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands??
Replies: 247
Views: 21019

Re: Sandlands??

Timed to exactly coincide with Berserker Day. 🤪
by Nate Simon
January 18th, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Venison Wellington food pairing...
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Venison Wellington food pairing...

Whatever you think will be a good match is the answer.
by Nate Simon
January 16th, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Rodrigo B wrote: January 15th, 2021, 2:30 pm
Max S. wrote: January 15th, 2021, 2:21 pm "But I only went 20% over budget, it could have been WAY worse. I love you!"
I think you forgot a zero there neener
LOL any spousal “agreement” on B-Day must have at least a 50% variance clause.
by Nate Simon
January 15th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8148
Views: 573069

Re: de Negoce offer

15.8%. Ouch. Ever had a SQN or Saxum or Alban? The number is just a number, my friend . . . Cheers! Absolutely understood. The “ouch“ was really more of an allusion to how I am likely to feel after a couple of glasses of such wine (or the morning after). I don’t dispute that wine can be good at any...
by Nate Simon
January 15th, 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8148
Views: 573069

Re: de Negoce offer

15.8%. Ouch.
by Nate Simon
January 15th, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 76
Views: 4248

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Grand Reserve World Mastercard , the credit for wine enthusiasts, is celebrating Berserker Day 2021 by rewarding significant bonus points on all partner and wine merchant purchases made using the card on January 26th & 27th. New cardmembers who sign up before Berserkers Day will earn a 75,000 p...
by Nate Simon
January 15th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 76
Views: 4248

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Ok, folks, I just talked to Matthew about this, and if no ads, Preview Day/Early Purchase Offers, bonus WineBid credit from the last promotion aren't enough for the TWENTY FIVE DOLLAR minimum per year for GCC status, the GCC bonus offer is worth $450, but you can't see it, or get it, without being ...
by Nate Simon
January 15th, 2021, 10:19 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 76
Views: 4248

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Ok, folks, I just talked to Matthew about this, and if no ads, Preview Day/Early Purchase Offers, bonus WineBid credit from the last promotion aren't enough for the TWENTY FIVE DOLLAR minimum per year for GCC status, the GCC bonus offer is worth $450, but you can't see it, or get it, without being ...
by Nate Simon
January 13th, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I use the occasion as an excuse to open wines from past B-Day participants in the couple of weeks leading up to it.
Sandler Grenache on deck tonight!
by Nate Simon
January 10th, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rofl... New Bottle Stopper
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Rofl... New Bottle Stopper

“Funny happy red man“ is gonna end up in the emergency room.
by Nate Simon
January 9th, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7638

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

So far successful in my vow to keep my powder dry til the 27th.
by Nate Simon
January 9th, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Anthony C wrote: January 8th, 2021, 12:10 pm I'm excited. My first BD. Just need to control myself so I don't have to sleep in the doghouse.
Berserkers shop first, ask for forgiveness later.
by Nate Simon
January 9th, 2021, 8:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I'm excited. My first BD. Just need to control myself so I don't have to sleep in the doghouse. Invest in a good pillow and blankets,,, NOW!! [pillow-fight.gif] champagne.gif champagne.gif Mental note: set office as shipping address. set office as shipping address. set office as shipping address......
by Nate Simon
January 5th, 2021, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch
Replies: 73
Views: 6008

Re: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch

I heard BevMo's attorney charged full fee for the original suit, but will litigate a second suit for only 5¢.
by Nate Simon
January 5th, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Noob question (first Berserker Day coming up). When an offer is released do you claim it by replying in the thread or is there a direct link or coupon code posted that you then activate? Are some of these offers capped at a certain number of redemptions? Hi Adam, it just depends. Venture to the Ber...
by Nate Simon
January 5th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Noob question (first Berserker Day coming up). When an offer is released do you claim it by replying in the thread or is there a direct link or coupon code posted that you then activate? Are some of these offers capped at a certain number of redemptions? All offers are limited in some way. It may b...
by Nate Simon
January 5th, 2021, 9:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

So probably a dumb question, but "putting together a game plan" = googling (or searching here) every winery that's participating? Or is there more to it than that? You can't Google that. You can look at past years on the Board, but no way to know if those wineries are participating again,...
by Nate Simon
January 5th, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

So probably a dumb question, but "putting together a game plan" = googling (or searching here) every winery that's participating? Or is there more to it than that? You can't Google that. You can look at past years on the Board, but no way to know if those wineries are participating again,...
by Nate Simon
January 5th, 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Excited to be participating for the first time as a Berserker and not a lurker. What’s at the top of everyone’s list of purchases for BD? Obviously no way to know if past wineries will be participating this year. Some memorable buys/discoveries have included: Sandler (always, every year, no-brainer...
by Nate Simon
January 3rd, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2703

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

Terre Nere Etna Rosso
Bedrock OV
Thivin
Easton Zin... in my neck of the woods, can usually find one with a few years of age. Always delightful.
by Nate Simon
January 1st, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...
Replies: 21
Views: 1866

Re: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...

Pat K wrote: January 1st, 2021, 6:05 pm Thanks for posting. I purchased 12 bottles of Bedrock this year...which is substantial for me. Encouraging.
I’ve been buying for a decade at least. Believe me...you won’t regret going big.
by Nate Simon
January 1st, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

S. Rash wrote: December 31st, 2020, 12:47 pm I'm excited! This will be my first Berserker Day
Prepare yourself, check your credit limits, start smoothing things over with the spouse.
by Nate Simon
January 1st, 2021, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...
Replies: 21
Views: 1866

Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...

Big kudos to Morgan, Chris, and the gang for being named Winery Of The Year!
Can’t possibly say anything about these guys that has not already been said, so I will just say congrats and looking forward to many more fantastic vintages.
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by Nate Simon
December 27th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8148
Views: 573069

Re: de Negoce offer

Rutherford Bench Cab sounds intriguing, but not sure about wanting to pull the trigger on a wine I won’t even receive for 9+ months, and won’t be drinking for >2 years.
by Nate Simon
December 25th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 287
Views: 24222

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Ken Zinns wrote: December 23rd, 2020, 2:22 pm Harrington Wines will be back this year! Even though Bryan Harrington is no longer making wine, he still has some to sell, and what better way to do that than to participate in BerserkerDay again! 🍷
This instantly goes to my top 5 (of those I know, or am reasonably sure, will be participating).
by Nate Simon
December 21st, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with goose: Moose!
Replies: 48
Views: 2064

Re: Wine pairing with goose?

How many people are attending? Are they wine folk?
If you have a few people, and they are so inclined, might be fun to pick two or three different bottles that you think are all plausible, and then do a little “trial“ of sorts.
by Nate Simon
December 20th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Obnoxious Video and Audio Pop-ups on the Site Now
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Obnoxious Video and Audio Pop-ups on the Site Now

Wow, if only there was some way to make the ads go away, preferably coupled with a way to get great deals on wine.
by Nate Simon
December 20th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587602

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Just daily drinkers this time spring. Keeping my powder dry for Berserker Day, which is the real marathon that’s actually worth your time.
by Nate Simon
December 18th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normandy Cidre in the DC Area?
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Normandy Cidre in the DC Area?

K&L has a nice selection. Per their site, they don't ship to VA, but do ship to DC, if delivery there is an option.
by Nate Simon
December 16th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587602

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Still waiting for my refund from a non-shipment from Spring. 😡
by Nate Simon
December 16th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year
Replies: 44
Views: 3615

Re: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year

Dude dropping max scores like NBA dunk contest judges.
by Nate Simon
December 16th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Cabot Klamath Cuvée
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: 2007 Cabot Klamath Cuvée

brigcampbell wrote: December 16th, 2020, 7:10 am
Kris Patten wrote: December 15th, 2020, 9:45 pm Always wanted to try Cabot and never did....need to hunt a couple down, any other suggestions?
John always has a berserkerday offering. Zin and Pinot are good too but the syrah can be spectacular.
Exactly. That’s how I got on the Cabot train.
by Nate Simon
December 13th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not a cork, not a screwtop, but...
Replies: 24
Views: 1431

Re: Not a cork, not a screwtop, but...

I’m in favor of anything that’s not “natural cork.” It’s 2020, people.
by Nate Simon
December 13th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A TJ's QPR Champ....(short/boring)
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Re: TN: A TJ's QPR Champ....(short/boring)

Only a recommendation from Tom could send me on a mission to two geographically disparate Trader Joe’s (unfortunately, without success).
I do recall seeing this on the shelf a while back, but of course I didn’t buy it because, you know, Trader Joe’s. Will keep an eye out and hope to spot it.
by Nate Simon
December 13th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8148
Views: 573069

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. Which of these wineri...
by Nate Simon
December 9th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 744
Views: 75649

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Can confirm the Viognier is wrapped up tight. Won't touch for another 3-6 months. It does give hints that there's a good wine in there, though.
by Nate Simon
December 8th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dryuary 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 1979

Re: Dryuary 2021

I think “Octeetotalber” sounds better.

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