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by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Re: TN: Krug 168

Krug is ridiculously good.

I can't say I've ever had a bad bottle.

You want to hate them but the wine is that good.
by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 217
Views: 17620

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Hey, it's because I care! What works best on BD? Seems to be people being themselves. Really, that's the first piece of advice. People love the passion and sincerity. The connection to a common experience. Larry exemplifies that story. I spent 2 hours working on offers tonight. A couple of them... I...
by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: iskaranu wines
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: iskaranu

Hey! Welcome to your first berserkerday.

Not only does Greg love pinot noir he's probably the biggest foodie I've ever met. Definitely at the top of the list of people to invite to your potluck party. Ha!

And his wife is amazing too.
by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 217
Views: 17620

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

BD11 alert: more newbies!!! Come check out their intros

viewforum.php?f=82
by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 487
Views: 39346

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

hey, lots of newbie introduction threads for wineries participating in BD11 right here

viewforum.php?f=82
by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 45
Views: 2163

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

Yes, yes you do! Man, I got to try that Vincent. 2016 Vincent Gamay Noir Bjornson Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (6/30/2019) Brought to a dinner loaded with Kutch, William Selyem, beaux frere and this wine was the WOTN for a number of people. Impressive showing. Dark c...
by brigcampbell
January 19th, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info
Replies: 17
Views: 5003

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

deadhorse [drinkers.gif] Todd, I’d like to see each vendor specify in their offers which shipping option they use for orders. It matters to me whether FedEx or UPS is their shipper of choice. I have to ask each winery before ordering because I have different addresses for each shipping preference. D...
by brigcampbell
January 18th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 30
Views: 736

Re: Costa Rica Questions

Food at avion was good. Get a table on the deck looking out.


Josh Grossman wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Other things that have peaked my interest include:
Arco Beach
Remote, rustic hangout with a waterfall

El Avion
Restaurant

Eco Chontales Waterfall

Topolandia

Catarata del Toro
Waterfall and canyon
by brigcampbell
January 17th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 24
Views: 2115

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

Steve Brickley wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 7:35 pm
The CellarTracker scores and reviews are impressive, too. Hopefully, see some library PN show up.
First Berserkerday and you want library wine?

Well... Let's just say Kelley Fox is a true berserker.

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by brigcampbell
January 17th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1183

Re: Di Costanzo Wines

Erin - So glad to see you and Massimo as part of the community here. For folks not familiar with the wines, these are well-made, elegant and high quality wines. The cab from the Farella vineyard reminds me of some of the Dominus wines from the mid 1990s, showing elegance and intensity in balance an...
by brigcampbell
January 17th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit w Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 13
Views: 2180

Re: Visit w Di Costanzo Wines

Thanks to all for the immensely kind feedback and comments on the wines. Massimo and I both really value this kind of discussion, among collectors and enthusiasts, and we are grateful for the chance to spread the word about Di Costanzo Wines. We are working on putting together our very first Berser...
by brigcampbell
January 16th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 217
Views: 17620

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Really enjoying the newbie's intros .... so many good options already. Just a few tidbits from behind the curtain... If I had to guess BD11 will have 100+ offers. All the favorites are there. There's lots of new talent, the intros are the tip of the iceberg for newbies participating this year. Watc...
by brigcampbell
January 15th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 30
Views: 736

Re: Costa Rica Questions

Barry just to make certain that Poppy doesn't get confused, it is Arenal and not Arsenal. You must be a football fan No But my spell check is! This is the butterfly conservatory I mentioned butterfly conservatory arenal Poppy, michael has the greater experience, I defer to him. Butterfly conservato...
by brigcampbell
January 14th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 217
Views: 17620

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Hey the newbies threads are up. Check out a few, more to come.

viewforum.php?f=82
by brigcampbell
January 14th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 24
Views: 2115

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

This was a very popular requested winery. Look forward to snapping up something.
by brigcampbell
January 14th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estate
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estate

Welcome, Will.

I've had a few of the BN winery wines. Should fall right in the wheelhouse of many here I think I met the winemaker with Boheme at bersekerfest in Lompoc a few years back. Nice guy.
by brigcampbell
January 14th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit w Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 13
Views: 2180

Re: Visit w Di Costanzo Wines

Erin will be offering something for Berserkerday, should be interesting.
by brigcampbell
January 13th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years

Don't laugh but White Claws and Truely are putting a hurt on wine and more so on beer
by brigcampbell
January 13th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 137
Views: 14859

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

AG just gave the 2018 Platt Pinot Noir a trippie diggie! "...The 2018 Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard is the single greatest Pinot I have ever tasted from Rivers-Marie. Rich, deep and explosive in its beauty, the 2018 is an arresting, breathtaking wine that takes hold of all the senses and never lets up....
by brigcampbell
January 8th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 39
Views: 1605

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

Okay boys and girls,

this concludes this year's Virtual Tasting Series which raised lots of money for many good causes resulting in the world being a better place than yesterday.

Cheers
by brigcampbell
January 3rd, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montecillo Vineyard Sonoma
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Montecillo Vineyard Sonoma

From CT Bedrock Wine Co. 31.8% Bottles (2,432) Arnot-Roberts 14.4% Bottles (1,100) Keating 13.5% Bottles (1,028) Turley 11.9% Bottles (911) Beta 7.7% Bottles (592) St. Francis 7.1% Bottles (546) DuMOL 6.5% Bottles (494) Carlisle 3.4% Bottles (256) Beekeeper Cellars 2.4% Bottles (185) Camino 1.0% Bot...
by brigcampbell
January 3rd, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ???
Replies: 32
Views: 2808

Re: ???

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 5:28 pm
Anybody watches the Pro Bowl?
Grammar question.

He watches the Pro Bowl?

They watch the Pro Bowl?

Anybody watches the Pro Bowl?

Anybody is the plural of Anyone.

Shouldn't it be: Anybody watch the Pro Bowl?
by brigcampbell
January 2nd, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on SommSelect?
Replies: 21
Views: 1638

Re: Thoughts on SommSelect?

January 27th will be your day my friend. Berserkerday is like sommselect on steroids. Hi all, I’ve been looking into the myriad of daily wine offerings and have been looking at SommSelect the last few days. What are some of your thoughts about their price and quality of offerings? It seems like they...
by brigcampbell
January 2nd, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1554

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

How about bigger Pinots than TRB from the other Brown? 2016 Cirq Pinot Noir Bootlegger's Hill - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (1/2/2020) Paul brought this which quickly put a smile on my face because the gang had tasted this wine from a shiner at the winery. This is a big red ...
by brigcampbell
January 1st, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1684

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Low dosage rose made from 100% Pinot Meunier. Ok, hipster. NV Laherte Frères Champagne Rosé de Saignée Vieilles Vignes Les Beaudiers - France, Champagne (1/1/2020) I guess I just like Pinot meunier based wines. I tasted this blind and guess the varietal correctly. I have no idea who the producer mig...
by brigcampbell
December 31st, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 7631

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Scott Watkins wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 4:30 pm
2016 Rhys Alesia Pinot for $26.99 wtf
Anderson Valley, correct? Very nice wine and great price. I think it's all Bearwallow fruit.

Not the Santa Cruz at that price...
by brigcampbell
December 31st, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 39
Views: 1605

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

Brian Tuite wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 11:04 am
Last night for mine, come in strong with some sparklers!!!!
Oh, I'm with FMIII tonight so you know we'll be drinking the Hipster sparklers, nouveau en vogue, negative dosage.
by brigcampbell
December 31st, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 39
Views: 1605

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

Jay's Big Red Wine theme is posted, details to follow.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=166163

This is the last week go get in there and make Jay PAY!
by brigcampbell
December 30th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need help - Ojai vineyards
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: I need help - Oaij vineyards

Ok, thanks ;-) And what about the wine himself ? ;-) How is this Grenache ? Are we close to the Chateauneuf du Pape Grenache ? ;-) Thx I love southern Rhone Grenache and Santa Barbara County Grenache, but I wouldn't say the two are close. I would expect less mineral and earth on the Ojai and potent...
by brigcampbell
December 30th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need help - Ojai vineyards
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: I need help - Oaij vineyards

Hello, Can u help me please. i need some informations about this wine : Oaij Grenache 2014. I have never heard of this producer, here in France, but my wine merchant advised me this cuvée, John Sebastiano Grenache 2014. can you tell me more ? The price, here, is about 39€ (44$ more or less). Do you...
by brigcampbell
December 28th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1684

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Posted from CellarTracker
by brigcampbell
December 26th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1684

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Found the producer in the late 2000s at San Francisco's Arlequin Wine store when they were pouring some of the wines for a tasting. Started buying their wines again recently and this one is certainly a winner. 13.5% alc, "natural", 98% Cinsault (2% syrah), from the Sierra Foothills in CA. I think i...
by brigcampbell
December 26th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1684

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Steve Anderson wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 8:24 pm
A little hoobastank on the nose initially
That is spectacular

[winner.gif]
by brigcampbell
December 25th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Eve - '08 Dom vs. '08 Vilmart CdC
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Christmas Eve - '08 Dom vs. '08 Vilmart CdC

John Glas wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Jerry who is the Lakers and who are the Clippers in this one?
That will be decided tonight, they play each other on Xmas.
by brigcampbell
December 25th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1684

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

This is THE next big thing, furmint! Just ask GergT, not. And I agree, dry furmint is great especially when drinking local wines visiting eastern Europe. They are perfect. But they are susceptible to oxidation and the grape is challenging to grow. This is the less sweet version, only 3P, which makes...
by brigcampbell
December 24th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1684

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Thanks, Brian.

I'm going full hipster with a variety mentioned in another thread. It'll be my Xmas closing wine.

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and peace on Earth.
by brigcampbell
December 24th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 39
Views: 1605

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

Hipster wines, baby!!

Brian's week is started in wine talk.

viewtopic.php?t=165996
by brigcampbell
December 23rd, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Please critique my Bangkok itinerary
Replies: 17
Views: 707

Re: Please critique my Bangkok itinerary

Nothing quite smells like a food alleyway in Bangkok... YMMV
by brigcampbell
December 23rd, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit w Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 13
Views: 2180

Re: Visit w Di Costanzo Wines

Erin will participate in berserkerday this year.
by brigcampbell
December 20th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

How about this one? NV King Frosch Nürnberger Markt Glühwein - Germany (12/20/2019) Off the beaten path. Mulled wine, new best friend. Loaded with Christmas spices, dark cherry and cinnamon. It's a German version of hot sangria for the holiday season. https://cdn.ct-static.com/labels/063ef226-3c41-4...
by brigcampbell
December 20th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bunch of TNs: Giascosa, Cristal, Godme, Marguet, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Mending Wall....
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Bunch of TNs: Giascosa, Cristal, Godme, Marguet, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Mending Wall....

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 12:55 pm
the best place to get the 09 cristal is still vino volo, as far as I can tell. $175/btl or so.
I've never tasted a champagne at release and then again when it had any age on it but if the 09 cristal gets better, that's not fair.
by brigcampbell
December 20th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Aeris Carricante '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Re: TN: Aeris Carricante '16...(short/boring)

Alan Rath wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Years ago I remember an Australian producer or importer brought in wine in a huge bladder, then bottled it here. No idea if that would be practical, or change the tariff outlook.
Going on more than ever. There's an actual exchange for it.


https://en.vinex.market/
by brigcampbell
December 19th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 39
Views: 4684

Re: Gary V. Again.

A great compliment to Gary is he is a "demand generator" and that's a rare skill.
by brigcampbell
December 18th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

I don't own or drink enough nebbiolo. While it's not off the beaten path for most people I just don't have a cellar full of the stuff. I should. This was a nice wine and a nice value, more along the lines of pizza wine personally, but still nice. 2014 Travaglini Gattinara - Italy, Piedmont, Northern...
by brigcampbell
December 18th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 54
Views: 1769

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

ybarselah wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 12:51 pm

water is irrelevant.
Folklore is the NYC water is why the crust is good.

https://www.wnyc.org/story/water-really ... supremacy/
by brigcampbell
December 18th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 54
Views: 1769

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

Just in case any socal people are watching this thread with envy there's this place in Aliso Viejo

http://terramiapizzeria.com/about.html

The best "NY style" pizza not from NY and before the NYers scream about the water is the secret to the crush, I know, but this could pass all day for a legit pie.
by brigcampbell
December 18th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Tercero Roussanne (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: TN: 2013 Tercero Roussanne (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley)

I have a few of these from various vintages stashed away. I don't mind drinking it "young" but I knew immediately this could become really special with age, we shall see.
by brigcampbell
December 18th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Aeris Carricante '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Re: TN: Aeris Carricante '16...(short/boring)

TomHill wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 7:30 am

A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. This is, of course, KevinHarvey's/Rhys foray into Italian grapes. He's a big believer in Carricante & I believe he has some planted in Calif.
https://www.aeriswines.com/california/
Centennial Mountain has the Carricante, Nebbiolo, Riesling, and I heard rumors of zin...

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