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by brigcampbell
January 26th, 2021, 8:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Nate Simon wrote: January 26th, 2021, 8:37 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 26th, 2021, 8:16 pm Holy crap. That felt like BerserkerDay, and it wasn't.

Tomorrow should be quite the tickle.
I had a credit card fraud alert by 10 AM.
What took so long? [berserker.gif]
by brigcampbell
January 26th, 2021, 3:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

Holy schniekies!! We set a Most Users Online record today, the day **before** Berserker Day! Hope the server is all stretched-out and warmed-up for tomorrow! [wow.gif] I think 3 offers are completely sold out right now, a handle sold out specific offerings, a couple are down to a few cases total. T...
by brigcampbell
January 26th, 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

Holy schniekies!! We set a Most Users Online record today, the day **before** Berserker Day! Hope the server is all stretched-out and warmed-up for tomorrow! [wow.gif] I think 3 offers are completely sold out right now, a handle sold out specific offerings, a couple are down to a few cases total. T...
by brigcampbell
January 26th, 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

J. Rock wrote: January 26th, 2021, 3:12 pm I almost exceeded my BD budget already, but fortunately I invested it a shopping mall-based video game retailer yesterday, so now I still have plenty left! Makes perfect sense!
Double down and go long CD store and drive in movie theaters!
by brigcampbell
January 26th, 2021, 2:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I was just about to complain about not seeing the auctions @ noon . . . and then I remembered that they're not until tomorrow. In all of the excitement of the morning I had forgotten that there are TWO days of this glorious madness. What a Noob!!! It's refreshing to see that someone actually reads ...
by brigcampbell
January 26th, 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Roberto I. wrote: January 26th, 2021, 9:11 am Boh, this is so overwhelming and exciting!!
buy buy buy!!!
by brigcampbell
January 26th, 2021, 6:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Hopefully Todd remembered to set the alarm...
by brigcampbell
January 25th, 2021, 3:58 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Oh, we get feedback. Usually starts like "Hey, you MOTHERF***ERS" [wow.gif] I prefer "FARTFACE." Since you're online... I'd suggest we crowdsource a checklist of things that must be included the Newbie Intros as well as the BD offers themselves. For example, in my opinion all Ne...
by brigcampbell
January 25th, 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Definitely fair points Larry / Rodrigo. I guess all I'm saying is if you want to keep it at 1 day a year, it seems it's hit a point where you'll have to start saying no to a lot of wineries and have some mechanism for deciding who's in / out (assuming it keeps growing). There's nothing wrong with t...
by brigcampbell
January 25th, 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Max S. wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 4:36 pm
alan weinberg wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 4:11 pm where’s the coffee offer?
If it's the same supplier as last year, I'm guessing we won't see them until the day before BD
LOL you called it.

coffee dude sighting confirmed

he's the bigfoot of berserkerday
by brigcampbell
January 25th, 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 10-year Participants! Our BerserkerDay MVPs
Replies: 36
Views: 2932

Re: 10-year Participants! Our BerserkerDay MVPs

Hello World (of Wine Berserkers)! As a newcomer to the site (just in time for BD12), let me say that I really appreciate Todd posting this list of 10-Year Berserker Day MVPs. As I've now had a week to thoroughly dive into the details of all the Newbie Winemakers/Vendors coming to this year's show, ...
by brigcampbell
January 25th, 2021, 7:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Just my 2 cents to the winemakers... Make your offers easy and simple to understand. In past years, some offers have been verbose. KISS. Keep it simple. You should run your offer through the powers that be here to see if it's written wisely. To new participants, take a look at the offers from last ...
by brigcampbell
January 23rd, 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

J. Rock wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 7:19 pm I was going to pick up my LF offering from the winery last year and then COVID happened before I stopped by... hopefully I can just ship last year's order with this year's order.

I don't think you need to worry.

PM sent.
by brigcampbell
January 23rd, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

where’s the coffee offer? If it's the same supplier as last year, I'm guessing we won't see them until the day before BD We are following up. I was looking at missing offers from years past and the coffee guy was obvious. FYI - just saw that liquid farm posted an offering. Well, there's 9 offerings...
by brigcampbell
January 23rd, 2021, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1770
Views: 125933

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2018 Zin. Tuite said load up and I ignored him

My bad.
by brigcampbell
January 23rd, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else prefer Champagne to not be overly yeasty?
Replies: 46
Views: 1779

Re: Does anyone else prefer Champagne to not be overly yeasty?

Hey Lowell,

Give the grower champagne a try, in general they are more acid driven, fewer big bread notes, and lower residual sugar.
by brigcampbell
January 22nd, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

First one! I’m very excited! Here we goooo!!!!! newhere [berserker.gif] welcome to the zoo. [drinkers.gif] My first one too; excited! Does anyone recall if sparklers were offered in the recent past? I didn't see any listed for BD11, but didn't dig deeper than that. champagne.gif Uhh... err.. umm......
by brigcampbell
January 22nd, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

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 brigcampbell
January 22nd, 2021, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 77
Views: 4181

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

That’s the plan Greg. But it’s been an hour now with no change. I’ll keep an open mind. At $20 It was well worth the risk. A very lean style with tons of acidity that is no longer made. Must be the altitude and maybe this is the “Halcon style” for Zin? Poor Todd, he loaded up! [wow.gif] I'll trade ...
by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Halcon style.
Replies: 71
Views: 3823

Re: The Halcon style.

Dav1d S@wyer wrote: January 21st, 2021, 12:57 pm
This is probably a good time to mention that Wilde Farm has been my best BD Day discovery in the last few years. I hope they participate again this year.

Your wish is our command [cheers.gif]
by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2021, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: BD12 Newbie introductions are now up and viewable
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: PSA: BD12 Newbie introductions are now up and viewable

the official BD12 apparel is now available. this could be Todd modeling the shirt except the pecs are not big enough LOL
by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2021, 1:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: AUCTIONS: 1/27/21 @Noon, GCC Preview at 11:15 am (Pacific)
Replies: 1
Views: 2618

Re: AUCTIONS: 1/27/21 @Noon, GCC Preview at 11:15 am (Pacific)

There's a theme to the auctions this year, accidently, but it's 3 Liter - Go Big or Go Home If you every wanted a large format, especially something rare that can't be purchased, then this is your chance. There are at least three 3L bottles in the auction that come straight from the winemaker's priv...
by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2021, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: BD12 Newbie introductions are now up and viewable
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: PSA: BD12 Newbie introductions are now up and viewable

Definitely more cabernet this year and the demand is there. Additionally, we've made an effort over the last few years to recruit Washington state wineries because they bring so much to the game in the way of quality and variety of varietals. (can I say that?) You'll see a big Oregon showing in BD12...
by brigcampbell
January 21st, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: BD12 Newbie introductions are now up and viewable
Replies: 5
Views: 616

PSA: BD12 Newbie introductions are now up and viewable

viewforum.php?f=87

head over to the main berserkerday12 forum
by brigcampbell
January 20th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Oh no! The newbies alone have so much stuff I want. I feel like the wine selection is a bit more diversified (or to my liking) this year than last, but maybe it's just me. We've been trying to expand the horizons because WB is diverse. There's room for everyone. I'm working with a burgundy importer...
by brigcampbell
January 20th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?
Replies: 59
Views: 5659

Re: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?

Newbie introductions are visible here.

viewtopic.php?f=87&t=176751
by brigcampbell
January 20th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 54
Views: 3723

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Hey everybody- Happy Inauguration Day! I wanted to chime in and say hi. I'm a newbie to the board but have been ITB for 23 years. I run an enology lab and winemaking consulting business up in Woodinville, Washington and I've got my own label called Orr. I'm always looking for wines to drink that ta...
by brigcampbell
January 19th, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Good Lord, the large format bottles in the auction this year...

3L

Heads are gonna explode.
by brigcampbell
January 19th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?
Replies: 59
Views: 5659

Re: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?

I should wrap up the the agreement today to offer stellar wines at competitive prices next week from a one owner, wine cabinet storage cellar with lots of wines from the 1970s and 1980's, The owner has close to 20 1982's mostly First and Second Growths, plus other stellar classified growths he purc...
by brigcampbell
January 19th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Halcon style.
Replies: 71
Views: 3823

Re: The Halcon style.

Max S. wrote: January 19th, 2021, 11:18 am Does anyone have thoughts on how Wilde Farm compares?
Have not had Wilde Farm syrah.

but Model Farm... they are in the same style
by brigcampbell
January 19th, 2021, 1:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

First one! I’m very excited! Here we goooo!!!!! newhere [berserker.gif] welcome to the zoo. [drinkers.gif] My first one too; excited! Does anyone recall if sparklers were offered in the recent past? I didn't see any listed for BD11, but didn't dig deeper than that. champagne.gif Sparklers were offe...
by brigcampbell
January 19th, 2021, 1:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

TysonP wrote: January 19th, 2021, 11:38 am First one! I’m very excited! Here we goooo!!!!! newhere [berserker.gif]
welcome to the zoo. [drinkers.gif]
by brigcampbell
January 19th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Halcon style.
Replies: 71
Views: 3823

Re: The Halcon style.

Help a poor Dane out here. So from reading this forum, i have become very curious about Halcon's Alturas Syrah. I have seen it described as old world in style. But is it something you would guess Northern Rhone Syrah on if you tasted it blind? Or does it just have something that remind you of North...
by brigcampbell
January 18th, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?
Replies: 59
Views: 5659

Re: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?

A highly regarded wine critic offering their personal project on BD12... What?!? Newbie intros should be accessible by Wednesday if todd can get all the cats herded up, wild new stuff, hang tight until they get them polished up. We're working hard on the last few stragglers. They're expecting lots o...
by brigcampbell
January 18th, 2021, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Clean Wine Movement...
Replies: 26
Views: 1318

Re: Yup....

Marcus Goodfellow wrote: January 18th, 2021, 6:43 pm
brigcampbell wrote: January 18th, 2021, 2:03 pm
Jason L. wrote: January 18th, 2021, 1:12 pm

Yup, and I'm no critic of dry farming.
Dry farming in Oregon is like saying you only use artificial lurers in a trout farm. neener
Lol...it’s plenty dry here in the summer!
I'm from Lake Oswego, I know what I'm talking about!
by brigcampbell
January 18th, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 31
Views: 2861

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

Someone just created a berserkerday newbie intro in the pre-launch forum... you didn't hear it from me No Comment..... [highfive.gif] Teasers... When will the newbie intro forum go live so mere mortals can view it? Sean That's a fair question and you'd think there is a definitive time and date to r...
by brigcampbell
January 18th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 31
Views: 2861

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

Someone just created a berserkerday newbie intro in the pre-launch forum... you didn't hear it from me No Comment..... [highfive.gif] These wines were just highly recommended to me by someone whose opinion I value. It was on my to do list to track some down and get some! Happy about this addition t...
by brigcampbell
January 18th, 2021, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Clean Wine Movement...
Replies: 26
Views: 1318

Re: Yup....

Jason L. wrote: January 18th, 2021, 1:12 pm
Max S. wrote: January 18th, 2021, 11:54 am Aren't Goodfellow, Vincent, PGC all dry farm? Others like Eyrie and Kelley Fox as well. In the Willamette they have a group called the Deep Roots Coalition.
Yup, and I'm no critic of dry farming.
Dry farming in Oregon is like saying you only use artificial lurers in a trout farm. neener
by brigcampbell
January 18th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 31
Views: 2861

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

Someone just created a berserkerday newbie intro in the pre-launch forum...

you didn't hear it from me
by brigcampbell
January 18th, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Last time she needed a quick bottle, she opened a ridge montebello. [swoon.gif] Open to any red varietal really. Thanks! Ouchie. Do you have room to add a small rack for "quick bottle" wines? Quick-bottles are in the dining room. Agers are in the cellar. Opening up a Monte-Bello early is ...
by brigcampbell
January 17th, 2021, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Clean Wine Movement...
Replies: 26
Views: 1318

Re: The Clean Wine Movement...

Belt high fastball. LOL
by brigcampbell
January 17th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Clean Wine Movement...
Replies: 26
Views: 1318

Re: The Clean Wine Movement...

Wes Barton wrote: January 17th, 2021, 4:12 pm
TomHill wrote: January 17th, 2021, 12:01 pmThe biggest proponent behind "clean" wine is CameronDiaz, who appears to be a glamorous celebrity and actress. Had to look her up...
She got her start on this path as a proponent of natural hair products...
by brigcampbell
January 16th, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard

There's a headstone in the middle of the block hence the graveyard designation.
by brigcampbell
January 16th, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 7336

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

Knocking down a 2013 PN with beer can chicken watching the NFL. Really good stuff
by brigcampbell
January 15th, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 23
Views: 1859

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

James Mc wrote: January 15th, 2021, 8:56 am So should I not be holding these, but rather enjoying these soon?

Do both. The '18, personally all the RM PN, are very approachable at an early age and because of a friend I've tasted many with age (more the OVS). Pop one for fun, you won't be disappointed.
by brigcampbell
January 13th, 2021, 7:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 444
Views: 36062

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Nate Simon wrote: January 13th, 2021, 5:47 pm 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!
Crushed a 2013 Ladd Abigail PN tonight.

Superb wine.

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