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by Brian Tuite
January 28th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering
Replies: 73
Views: 3138

Re: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering

Well, luckily, Erin, you can just relax today and put your feet up and...oh, wait... pileon LOL, my credit card is still smoldering from yesterday and the release email hits my inbox. [wow.gif] Not sure if that release was poorly timed or perfectly timed. I suppose that would depend on whose credit...
by Brian Tuite
January 28th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 84
Views: 4458

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

Thank you for hearing my pleas to put the Hanger Steaks on sale again!!! I swear, I've fed half of Washington State with those things (not to mention visitors from Europe and Mexico!) I went deep across the board and will be posting the results, as always, at @AKGrill Bryan & Katie, Congrats Katie!...
by Brian Tuite
January 28th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering
Replies: 73
Views: 3138

Re: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering

Glen Gold wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 9:00 am
Well, luckily, Erin, you can just relax today and put your feet up and...oh, wait... pileon
LOL, my credit card is still smoldering from yesterday and the release email hits my inbox. [wow.gif]
by Brian Tuite
January 27th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 110
Views: 3381

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

I was good, only logged in three times. All new BD purchases for me ‘cept for Campesino and Grassl. Di Costanzo Farella 3 bottle vertical - Excited to try these Castelli Fosco x2 and Estate Nebbiolo x4 - Have always wanted to bite on this offer Campesino Baybos Sampler - been too long Scherrer Helfe...
by Brian Tuite
January 27th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release

I’ve always wanted to try these. In for a six pack. 2 x Fosco 4x Estate
by Brian Tuite
January 26th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

I just re-upped before the holidays. I need to make some paella and use my rice and spices!

Oh, and you're welcome Nola. It's always a joy working with you.
by Brian Tuite
January 26th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 124
Views: 5550

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 11:14 am
How do I order a mixed 6-pack: Liberté, 1855, and Cru? Unable to add anything to cart.
Order them as individual glasses Then multiply the qty in the cart.
by Brian Tuite
January 26th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 124
Views: 5550

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

joeduncan wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 8:42 am
I'm getting sold out on Cru (except for 1 tube). I'm happy to wait for the newer shipment if they're already really sold out, but what do I need to do to get the order in at these prices?
Order as many tubes as you need glasses.
by Brian Tuite
January 26th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 124
Views: 5550

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

Chris, nothing will load in the cart. I’m getting “that item varient is unavailable” on every selection. Is mineralitie sold out already?

Edit: nevermind, I figured it out. newhere
by Brian Tuite
January 26th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2350
Views: 155859

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

T Welch wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 7:54 pm
2011 Bedrock Heritage
Nice!

Has anyone opened an ‘11 Saitone lately? I want to do my last one justice.
by Brian Tuite
January 25th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Salt Vine Cabernet - made by Mike Smith!
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Salt Vine Cabernet

Their Rosé has always been exceptional.
by Brian Tuite
January 25th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 436
Views: 100564

Re: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.

Pat K wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Thanks, Brian. Didn't realize you had the prior post. Maybe now I have an

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Or it's just all in fun. [thumbs-up.gif]
It’s all good Pat! [highfive.gif]
by Brian Tuite
January 24th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11203
Views: 412632

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

[quote="Brian Tuite" post_id=2894146 time=<a href="tel:1579916162">1579916162</a> user_id=8833] 2028 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - As advertised, give this a few hours of air then plow through it. Dark garnet, pine needles this year are from Fir trees as this has the nose of a Christmas tr...
by Brian Tuite
January 24th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11203
Views: 412632

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2028 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - As advertised, give this a few hours of air then plow through it. Dark garnet, pine needles this year are from Fir trees as this has the nose of a Christmas tree pushing through the fruit. Really tasty from start to finish.
by Brian Tuite
January 24th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 2443

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines

Looking forward to this offer Erin. I miss seeing you at that top Napa wine retail shop every Thursday. Welcome to Berserker Day!
by Brian Tuite
January 24th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 436
Views: 100564

Re: Planning your visit to Sonoma

Thank you. Well done. I understand that some areas of the "true" Sonoma Coast are difficult or time consuming to visit. Hirsch Vineyards is one that comes to mind. Once there, however, it is supposed to be incredibly beautiful. (Plus for me, being a fan of Hirsch wines, it may be worth the time nee...
by Brian Tuite
January 24th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 98
Views: 3797

Re: Grassl Glassware

Looking forward to a Berserker Day offer!
by Brian Tuite
January 23rd, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: That’s a lot of wine!
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

That’s a lot of wine!

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by Brian Tuite
January 22nd, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1390
Views: 73839

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Butternut Squash, Parsnip, Sweet Potato Soup.
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by Brian Tuite
January 20th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11203
Views: 412632

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Halcón Tierra while watching football yesterday. Nearly polished off the entire bottle by myself. This was so good. Big and bold like you expect a PS to be but packed with lip smacking acidity.
by Brian Tuite
January 20th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3155

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

It’s like searching for the perfect mate. Stop searching, it will happen organically.
by Brian Tuite
January 18th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 60
Views: 2258

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

Hank Victor wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Let's use a 1 point scale.

0 - I wouldn't drink.
1 - I would drink.
0 - I wouldn’t drink it
2 - I would drink it
3 - I would buy it
4 - I would buy it again
5 - I would cellar it as a birth year wine for my child
by Brian Tuite
January 17th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 60
Views: 2258

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

Paul Jaouen wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 9:12 am
I think all wine should be evaluated using the binary system. I like it or I don't like it. Of course, you can then expound on why you like it or you don't like it if you care to.
+1, it’s outliers looking for acceptance. If it’s not good then setting different standards will not make it better.
by Brian Tuite
January 16th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Brand for Cellar Vapor Barrier
Replies: 23
Views: 998

Re: Preferred Brand for Cellar Vapor Barrier

Michael S. Monie wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Tyvek
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by Brian Tuite
January 16th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Excess Myriad Avail

mattccheung wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Frank Z wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Just wanted to let you know - if you’re referring to the 2018 release, they don’t ship until October.
Ah you're correct, I pick up in person, never have shipped.
They don’t bottle til late June or July so...
by Brian Tuite
January 15th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 33
Views: 2445

Re: Myriad Down?

Not sure how many were available when you tried to access, I secured 4 each of the 750ml (out of 6 offered) @ around 2pm EST when they relaunched yesterday. When I logged back in shortly (30mins or so), the remaining 2 I was offered had disappeared. So they must have had a sliding scale lowering th...
by Brian Tuite
January 6th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1397

Re: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?

Alright, folks. I wrongly chose not to use the Durand to remove a cork from a 2006 Musar to decant prior to a tasting today (as an aside, CellarTracker notes seem to suggest that it’s ready to drink without decant, but I didn’t get that impression upon initial taste and elected to decant for a whil...
by Brian Tuite
January 5th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1700

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

i got $265 which I will round up to $300, add $125 in other donations and we added $425 to the coffers for the displaced mechanics. Thanks guys and gals!
by Brian Tuite
January 5th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: PSA - use eye protection for pruning!
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: PSA - use eye protection for pruning!

Yikes! Pruning our fruit trees is on the short list ths month. Thanks for the heads up and glad to hear you got through this without serious damage.
by Brian Tuite
January 3rd, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1700

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

2018 Carboniste Albariño Extra Brut - USA, California, Central Valley, Sacramento Valley (1/3/2020) Pop the star cap and pour. Simple, bright, tangy, sweet Albariño fruit, persistent stream of bubbles, fun, easy to enjoy (chug) on a hot day. 12% ab. Chuckled at the Extra Brut notation on one side o...
by Brian Tuite
January 3rd, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 990

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

I’ve had it, I was driving by and there were no cars in the parking lot and 2 people in line inside. Knowing that I would not wait in a longer line. It’s a fine sandwich but no sandwich is worth driving or waiting 1/2 hour for.
by Brian Tuite
January 1st, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1700

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

A little bird told me I should stop by Bottle Barn and try this wine. Probably not Hipster but f*ck it, it's my thread. 2014 Marie Courtin Champagne Resonance Extra Brut - France, Champagne (1/1/2020) Drinking a toast to our German Shepherd who passed today. Sucky way to start the year off. Day 1 th...
by Brian Tuite
January 1st, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1700

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

Lots of friends and family over from Christmas to New Years. Consumed many wines and some fit into Brian's "category". Just a few simple thoughts on each as there was too much fun happening to take serious notes. 2014 Dirty & Rowdy Old Vine Mourvedre, Evangelho Vineyard: This was a special bottle w...
by Brian Tuite
January 1st, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 10707

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

Jim Stewart wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 8:25 am
I would give it an American pronunciation not Faux French " quiv ett " ?
I guess we need to figure out if this is The “How do you pronounce this?” thread or The “How do YOU pronounce this?” thread.
by Brian Tuite
December 31st, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 10707

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

Steve Manzi wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 2:54 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
July 10th, 2016, 1:56 pm
Chris S i n g h wrote:Quivet - any help on this one?
Kwiv it
??

Kweevay
No way, it’s Kwi-vit
by Brian Tuite
December 31st, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 39
Views: 1616

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

Last night for mine, come in strong with some sparklers!!!!
by Brian Tuite
December 31st, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Wine Tasting Room rule
Replies: 13
Views: 1472

Re: Napa Wine Tasting Room rule

Shared tasting rooms don’t work. They've tried them all over Napa and most are shuttered. For me they’re the equivalent of going to an industry tasting, there still has to be at least one shared employee on site, rent, permits, travel time... For the small farmer/producer the ability to host guests ...
by Brian Tuite
December 29th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1700

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

I'm not much of a hipster, so this was the best I could do: 2017 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Evangelho Vineyard Contra Costa County 12/27/2019 - I LIKE THIS WINE: 94 points Old vine Mourvèdre from one of the world’s great vineyards. 13.3% abv. Dark ruby, expressive aromatics. Raspberry and r...
by Brian Tuite
December 28th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1390
Views: 73839

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Christmas dinner. Been sick so didn’t post. Flannery Tenderloin Roast Duck Fat Asparagus with sous vide Carrots and Lardons Hasselback Potato Gratin 14CC1D7C-8B88-4966-861F-145EA00F69CD.jpeg 43293E16-A254-4909-8033-43DD7E0B7613.jpeg 8AED2CB1-5949-4AFB-9DD0-706B624C4D0D.jpeg 738365DC-0CAA-4C62-8E0F-6...
by Brian Tuite
December 27th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1700

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

I love how I can grab nearly any Jolie-Laide wine, regardless of vintage or variety and be assured that when I pop the cork it’s going to deliver. Great labels too, different each variety each vintage. Hipster checklist: Young winemaker Artsy label Non-mainstream variety Alcohol 12% Synthetic cork 2...
by Brian Tuite
December 26th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1700

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 Brian Tuite
December 25th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2053
Views: 174209

Re: Steak Porn

Low and slow Flannery Tenderloin. Finished off in a hot cast iron pan with brown butter and Thyme.
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by Brian Tuite
December 25th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1700

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

So far for tonight I have a 2012 Random Wine Co Columbia Valley Petit Verdot stood up. Need to look for mre stuff.
by Brian Tuite
December 25th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1700

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

If you can explain what a hipster wine is, I will see if we can polish off a few off today. I want to come back with a smart ass response just because, but in the spirit of Christmas I’ll read the OP back to you: “Hipster Wines - Still or Sparkling, red, pink, white. Broad spectrum here of low alco...

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