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by Scott Goodwin
December 12th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4529

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

I was blown away when I opened the box. Cannot wait for this event! @Charlie - great suggestion on opening them up ahead of time.
by Scott Goodwin
October 28th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 95
Views: 6430

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

We've been making this recipe frequently on Fri nights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JESaD6tqXiQ&list=PLb7BLjesZlNlWAqgRmVz9b6-j_Ik0FEv7&index=101 Very easy and delicious. Never actually made it with the fennel but the toppings are pretty flexible. It has contributed significantly to my q...
by Scott Goodwin
October 8th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Soliste Cellars Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Soliste Cellars Sale

I've been purchasing all summer from them. Had the 13 Renaissance this week. Wonderful pinot in its prime drinking window. A recent 2010 Syrah was also excellent. I purchased the 12 and the St Andelain SB from the recent offer. You can find the wines listed on their website here https://store.solis...
by Scott Goodwin
June 27th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 62
Views: 2923

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

Pere Mata cava. Ridiculous value.
by Scott Goodwin
May 7th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean Folliard Morgon Cote du Py
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: TN: 2015 Jean Folliard Morgon Cote du Py

I had the '15 Foillard Cuvee Corcelette last and lots of similarity to Michael's note. Purity of fruit. Depth. Silky texture. Balanced. A beautiful wine.
by Scott Goodwin
May 7th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Re: In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges

Thanks for the note on the Woodenhead. I've been a fan of these wines for a while and feel like they have a distinctive and consistent flavor profile that i enjoy. And they really age nicely. Very little chatter about them here and surprisingly few notes in CT.
by Scott Goodwin
April 21st, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 44
Views: 3557

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

I've been trying to work my way through my '14s and "work" has been an accurate description in most cases. But tonight I actually hit on a solid Les Argile. Not a great wine but definitely not premoxed either.
by Scott Goodwin
April 17th, 2020, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25111

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

I'm in for 4 as well. Look like great glasses. Very timely offer as I'd already decided that the stemware in our "quarantine house" was just not up to par. Especially in light of the significant increase in wine consumption during this period! Thank you!
by Scott Goodwin
March 30th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 3666

Re: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal

Got my 6 pack today and my mystery wine is the 2011 Alder Ridge Vyd Grenache.
by Scott Goodwin
March 20th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Coffee Time--It's live and ready to order
Replies: 29
Views: 3009

Re: Coffee Time--It's live and ready to order

I put an order in for the 8 pounds. My local roaster here in LA will most likely not open for a long,long time. This will get me through this very long winter. This is me exactly. I've got a local roaster that I love but who knows when he'll be open again. Put in an order for 4 lbs. Looking forward...
by Scott Goodwin
March 17th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 25730

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Went back and tried it again with success. More Flannery on the way!
by Scott Goodwin
March 17th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 25730

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

I tried the code earlier today without any luck. Sent them an email and am waiting to hear. I don't really "need" anymore but sheesh at 50%, who can resist!!
by Scott Goodwin
March 12th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: TN: 2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

Glad to hear that. Almost all of my '14 Chidaines were bad and Choisilles was one of the worst of the bunch. I guess sometimes you get lucky. I sat the next couple of years out because of the issues but am now giving some '17s and '18s a spin. I haven't had the same issue with '15 so hoping the iss...
by Scott Goodwin
March 4th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italian white on Tuesday
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Italian white on Tuesday

I think this wine would be right up your alley - Cantine Gulino Sicilia Pretiosa Albanello. It isn't from Etna specifically but it is white and it is from Sicily and it has that salinity and stoniness you note in the Terra Costantino.
by Scott Goodwin
March 1st, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 16924

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Planning a trip to Greece in June and still going. The stats on the flu (cases and deaths) are way worse than this virus is at this time. Would I go to the epicenter of it all, probably not. Companies like JP and others have to curtail travel so they cannot be sued if someone got the virus. Maybe I...
by Scott Goodwin
February 28th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Splendor in the Grassl...
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Splendor in the Grassl...

Got my first Grassls this past BD and have been incredibly impressed. I've put every wine I've opened in them and have always preferred them over my Vinums. Once you've held and used a Grasssl, even a Riedel Vinum seems big and clunky. Great offer, great service and great stems!
by Scott Goodwin
February 22nd, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelling to Loire Valley in May
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: Travelling to Loire Valley in May

+1 to the Fontevraud Abby visit. Really fascinating.
by Scott Goodwin
February 10th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 25730

Re: credit card breaches?

I actually had a fraud on my CC on the Wed or Th after BD10. They attempted a $0.85 charge at some sort of "restaurant" in CA. Can't recall the name of the town. Nowhere I'd ever heard of. I initially thought it could have been related to BD10 purchases but I use my CC a lot in general (o...
by Scott Goodwin
February 10th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 25730

Re: credit card breaches?

I actually had a fraud on my CC on the Wed or Th after BD10. They attempted a $0.85 charge at some sort of "restaurant" in CA. Can't recall the name of the town. Nowhere I'd ever heard of. I initially thought it could have been related to BD10 purchases but I use my CC a lot in general (on...
by Scott Goodwin
January 28th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9647

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

12 x Goodfellow
12 x Vincent
12 x Tercero
6 x JB Neufeld
6 x Briceland (new)
6 x Kelley Fox (new)

Total of 54 btls versus 37 in BD10

2 x Grassl Crus (new)
Bunch of Flannery beef

When I got the suspected fraud call from my credit card company, I thought it might be a good time to quit! [snort.gif]
by Scott Goodwin
January 27th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**
Replies: 82
Views: 6800

Re: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**

Missed the Mirabai library offering. I was able to get the Momtazi offer but it rang up at $300 rather than $275.
by Scott Goodwin
January 26th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: JB NEUFELD - WA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Replies: 40
Views: 2733

Re: JB NEUFELD - WA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

In for a 6-pack this year. Love the wines but trying to keep my hands off them at the same time!
by Scott Goodwin
January 26th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: tercero wines BD Offers - shipping update in last post
Replies: 47
Views: 2754

Re: tercero wines BD Offers - TWO Different Roses + Library Wines + More - Limited Quantities

Standard rose case order placed! Didn't see the place to enter the code. Can't wait to try it!

Scott
by Scott Goodwin
January 26th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 161
Views: 20417

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

Philip G wrote: January 26th, 2020, 6:22 am Any ETA for when the GCC Forums will be populated?

Asking for a friend...
+1
by Scott Goodwin
January 25th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: EIEIO & Company
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: EIEIO & Company

Very helpful. Thanks! [thankyou.gif]
by Scott Goodwin
January 24th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: EIEIO & Company
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: EIEIO & Company

Anyone taste the Chardonnays recently or can comment on the style generally? TIA
by Scott Goodwin
December 14th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 22855

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

How about Paetra? Last year was my first buy from them and I haven't even dipped into it yet. But was looking forward to adding to my stash this year.
by Scott Goodwin
November 15th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston lodging and restaurants
Replies: 30
Views: 3811

Re: Charleston lodging and restaurants

wcooper wrote: November 15th, 2019, 4:13 am Have stayed and liked both Andrew Pickney Inn and Vendue for lodging. Had a great lunch at Cru Cafe.
+1 on Vendue
by Scott Goodwin
September 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 44
Views: 3557

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

Uh oh. I've still got more than 2 cases of '14 Chidaines. Guess I need to pull a few corks over the weekend.
by Scott Goodwin
August 22nd, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1799
Views: 99215

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Ventresca paella with Veleta tuna and Paella seasoning, and leftover stuff. 2076D219-2B52-4A81-A36D-28CB83B163BF.jpeg Dang, that paella looks awesome! I just recently received my Veleta order with some tuna and have been trying to think of some recipes that are "Veleta worthy". Any paella...
by Scott Goodwin
August 14th, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston Wine Groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 3979

Re: Boston Wine Groups?

Welcome Diane! I'm not new to Boston or to the board (although I'm a committed lurker) but I've never really managed to find a tasting group that worked for me. So if that were something we could muster up enough interest in, you could count me in. My cellar has lots of OR pinot and chard, a smatter...
by Scott Goodwin
May 8th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 3255

Re: 2018 Rose

Big Table Farm Laughing Pig Rose is year in and year out the best rose I have had, highly recommend their Wild Bee Chardonnay and single vineyard Pinots! Have some of these coming my way so glad to hear it! Found some of the '15 rose on a restaurant wine list back in April and it was really holding...
by Scott Goodwin
May 8th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Lelektsoglou
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Georges Lelektsoglou

I bought a few of the '15 Vieilles Vignes Terres des Garrigues from Lyle a few years ago (even wrote a tasting note on one!). I liked them but I remember a little bottle variation. Nothing dramatic but some of them really did it for me and others just didn't.
by Scott Goodwin
May 3rd, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 3255

Re: 2018 Rose

Anyone tried the '18 Liquid Farm rose? Just picked up a few bottles and haven't tried this one before, in any vintage. TIA.
by Scott Goodwin
March 25th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 3170

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

My freezer is set at 0, and refrigerator at 37. That's the way my fridge came, but I could adjust. 24h in refrigerator does not thaw my steaks. Are my settings colder than you guys who thaw in 24h? and Flannery rocks. I have no idea what the temp is in my freezer or fridge but I wondered if my stea...
by Scott Goodwin
March 20th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 3170

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Helpful info on defrosting. Thanks!
by Scott Goodwin
March 20th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 3170

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Apologies for the slight thread drift but Mark, how do you defrost the steaks? Any "best practices"? Just move it into the fridge for 24 hours? I don't have a sous vide thingy so that's out of the question. Have some steaks in the freezer from BD10 and have a birthday coming up! TIA.
by Scott Goodwin
March 16th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Boston
Replies: 18
Views: 1124

Re: Wine stores in Boston

Seth V. wrote: March 16th, 2019, 5:41 am Your best bet in town is Federal wine. They opened up a new fine and rare room downstairs that has a lot of good stuff. You’ll have to ask to go in there it’s not part of the normal store.

In the suburbs Gordon’s in Waltham and Marty’s in Newton are both good.
+1 to all these suggestions
by Scott Goodwin
March 2nd, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Strange New Wine Closure.....
Replies: 25
Views: 2784

Re: Strange New Wine Closure.....

I recently encountered this closure for the first time on a Catine Gulino Pretiosa Albanello. Seems to be some traction in Sicily for the Ardeaseal. No idea the merits of the closure but the wine was delicious!
by Scott Goodwin
February 28th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay
Replies: 42
Views: 2189

Re: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay

My favorite sub-$40 Chardonnay region these days is the Willamette Valley. Lots of great chard being produced and much of it is well under $40. You could start with: Vincent Tardive <$30 Goodfellow Richard's Cuvee and Durant <$35 (Berserker day deal!) Walter Scott Cuvee Anne < $35 So many other good...
by Scott Goodwin
February 28th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 6026

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Rose 2016 blew the doors off the other rose in a tasting a year ago Sheldrake Point Rose 2016, Bridge Lane Rose 2016 Hudson-Chatham Rose Adelsheim Rose of Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley Benton-Lane Rose of Pinto Noir 2016, Willamette Valley, OR Eola Hills Pinot Noir R...
by Scott Goodwin
February 11th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lake Como restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Lake Como restaurant recs

Great info guys! Much appreciated.
by Scott Goodwin
February 9th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals
Replies: 27
Views: 3414

Re: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals

Like Lee (who I know, but didn’t know was on the list) I often buy from Vincent. It is the only regular winery direct list I buy. The wines are great, the prices are great, there is no minimum or allocation, and if you buy enough you can get discounted or free shipping. Some of the wines are availa...
by Scott Goodwin
February 8th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lake Como restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Lake Como restaurant recs

This is great information! Thanks everyone. Tom - those photos are awesome! July can't come fast enough.
by Scott Goodwin
February 6th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lake Como restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Lake Como restaurant recs

OMG Brig, I made the mistake of looking at the Google photos myself and I think i'm already toast! My only saving grace might be that we'll be a group of 6-7 and by the looks of it, we'd occupy the entire restaurant. But I appreciate all the suggestions and will file them away, especially Osteria Qu...
by Scott Goodwin
February 3rd, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lake Como restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Lake Como restaurant recs

Very helpful Dan. Thanks!
by Scott Goodwin
February 3rd, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lake Como restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Lake Como restaurant recs

My family and I will be visiting Italy in July. I've found lots of great info on WB. But we'll be spending a few days on Lake Como in Bellagio and was hoping for some restaurant recommendations. I found this thread: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=56482 but was hoping pe...

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