Search found 20283 matches

by Todd F r e n c h
May 21st, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 58
Views: 3743

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

I also am tempted...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 21st, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet 2001 vs Cuvée Jean Gautreau 2001
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Sociando Mallet 2001 vs Cuvée Jean Gautreau 2001

Finally opened my Cuvee Jean Gautreau 2001 and WOW it is spectacular! What a beautiful expression of Bordeaux! Blue and red fruited, perfectly delivered and lively, dancing around on your palate. Olives, cassis, saddle leather, graphite, all the characteristics of Bordeaux, but delivered in such a s...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 21st, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Age-worthy Merlot? Zoom w/L'ecole TODAY feat. Marty Clubb (Owner & Managing Winemaker)
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Age-worthy Merlot? Zoom w/L'ecole TODAY feat. Marty Clubb (Owner & Managing Winemaker)

Age-worthy is absolutely true with L'ecole wines, I've found. The remaining L'ecole bottles I have are all in the 'back row' for further aging, as after 5-10 years, they are fantastic!!!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 20th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4251

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Link posted on OP, and here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81458432817?p ... lGRmdDZz09

(don't click it yet, as it won't be live until the start time - just add it to your calendar!)
by Todd F r e n c h
May 19th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

I find the same with Ridge Perrone Merlot bottlings as well...they don't drink well early, but they reward you with a few years. Agree on the 'Cabernet sensibility' as well - more structured than a Merlot would normally be.
by Todd F r e n c h
May 18th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Special Zoom--Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbee + special documentary movie (May 29th and May 30th)
Replies: 68
Views: 2082

Re: Special Zoom--Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbee + special documentary movie (May 29th and May 30th)

Yup. I'm in the same situation as yours. Been buying more champagne after this event. Great event though, not so much for the wallet. I went in for Musar, Mousse, and Marie-Courtin! Waiting now on an offer I'm anticipating for Dehu! I bought Mousse, Marie Courtin and Dehu. Yesterday I bought the 20...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 18th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Special Zoom--Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbee + special documentary movie (May 29th and May 30th)
Replies: 68
Views: 2082

Re: Special Zoom--Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbee + special documentary movie (May 29th and May 30th)

These Zoom sessions have cost me a lot of money...not in server or Zoom subscription costs, but in wine purchases! I bought from THREE of the producers already, and waiting on an offer for another one that I think is coming out. To see these sessions, 'meet' the minds behind the wines, and hear the...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 18th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Special Zoom--Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbee + special documentary movie (May 29th and May 30th)
Replies: 68
Views: 2082

Re: Special Zoom--Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbee + special documentary movie (May 29th and May 30th)

Folks, appreciate the PMs, I have got back to all of you now. Todd, thanks for the voice of support. Sorry about your budget but I too have an even stronger pull towards biodynamic Champagne through our series. I also once again appreciate and thank you for partnering with me, with Brad, to put the...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 18th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?
Replies: 14
Views: 1304

Re: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?

Agreed, 1920 best by a long shot. I've heard great things about their Rye but haven't had it yet
by Todd F r e n c h
May 18th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Special Zoom--Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbee + special documentary movie (May 29th and May 30th)
Replies: 68
Views: 2082

Re: Special Zoom--Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbee + special documentary movie (May 29th and May 30th)

Frank and Brad worked really hard on this one, and we've all seen the short film prior to setting up the event. It's extraordinary, really, and we'll be getting a 'private screening' before this movie goes public. Delving as deep as it does on biodynamic philosophy has got to be an education to all,...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 18th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 5PM PT / 8PM ET

This one is going to be really fun, guys, as Frank and Pisoni boys are like cousins, or stepbrothers....I am looking forward to the banter on this baby!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 17th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 5PM PT / 8PM ET

They are awesome. Frankie, we had him down at Basanti and we blinded him on of his own wines and he called it a burgundy! Remember what that was? I think Andrew, Seiber, and the entire gang was there. He brought all his wines in crumbled brown bags? So great. I was there, and was scolded for callin...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 17th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE BERSERKERS ZOOM SESSIONS MASTER THREAD STICKY (Published recorded videos)
Replies: 17
Views: 5533

Re: WINE BERSERKERS ZOOM SESSIONS MASTER THREAD STICKY (Published recorded videos)

Benoit Dehu treated us to 2 hours of passion about his commitment to biodynamic farming, including using the stones from his land to make his barrel room, and the wood from his own forest to make the barrels!!

by Todd F r e n c h
May 17th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 27
Views: 975

Re: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Another incredible session, and I am amazed by the fact that Benoit uses his own oak from his own forest for his barrels!

by Todd F r e n c h
May 15th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 199
Views: 9544

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

i might stop by for a few depending on when we get finished with dinner. These events are the first times I've used Zoom, but is there a way to have a permanent Zoom link to create an any-time chat room so we don't have to interrupt Todd's family events? I believe they can be scheduled to recur reg...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 15th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 199
Views: 9544

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 2:39 pm
I’d be down. Could even do it a little later than usual at 6:30 pm or 7 pm PDT if people want.

My sister got engaged yesterday, going to open some bubbles champagne.gif
I'll need it started by 6:30 pm as her friends come over for a socially-distant 'party' at 7. Any earlier, let me know?
by Todd F r e n c h
May 15th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 199
Views: 9544

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

What time? I've got some wife birthday things to deal with but can set it up and check in easily!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 15th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15
Replies: 18
Views: 1983

Re: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15

Forum is locked (for the time being). Heat is starting to shut down shipping windows, but if need be, I can re-open it up.

Thanks to everyone who posted, and purchased - I think a lot of tiny businesses were helped!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 14th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15
Replies: 18
Views: 1983

Re: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15

David and Sheila, thank you. As I said, I'm open to reconsideration. Closing on the 15th is the plan as of now, and if we remain in lockdown for longer, I'll definitely take another look! So, is this closure a done deal? Boo, if it is. Not sure yet, happy to hear from others to the contrary, but re...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 13th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 93
Views: 6691

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

I skipped 2017 futures but have a few 2018 futures with Total Wine. If they pull the same crap (Likely) I’ll raise holy hell
by Todd F r e n c h
May 13th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 93
Views: 6691

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

Let’s be clear: my damages here wouldn’t be enough to cover ten minutes of free legal advice from one of you guys. I’m just annoyed at them weaseling out of this contract. Would they ever consider dropping prices if the situation were reversed? Or FX moved in their favor? Or shipping costs? I belie...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 13th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 93
Views: 6691

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

JDavisRoby wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 3:02 pm
If only we had an attorney somewhere on WB who could give a legal opinion on this...

I think we need a Zoom call...
Not recorded, of course...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 13th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 93
Views: 6691

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

If only we had an attorney somewhere on WB who could give a legal opinion on this...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 13th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 199
Views: 9544

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Next is Benoit Dehu - https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=170108 We're concentrating on Champagne because Frank and Brad both concentrate on Champagne, and they have taken charge of these amazing sessions, so...if you want something else, feel free to suggest it, we'll chase som...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 13th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4251

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Marc Yamawaki wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 12:41 am
Hopefully this live stream will be recorded!
All Berserker livestreams are recorded and posted on my YouTube channel
by Todd F r e n c h
May 12th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1302140

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I wonder if they misspelled 'Rudy' here [tease.gif]
by Todd F r e n c h
May 11th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 199
Views: 9544

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Bryan and Katie Flannery coming up!

May 23rd, 5pm pacific/8pm eastern

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=169957
by Todd F r e n c h
May 11th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4251

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Ok, we're set for 5pm (the winner by a huge margin) on May 23rd, program to follow!

I'll post the link here when the event is closer, so it doesn't stay in the interwebz all that long
by Todd F r e n c h
May 11th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

Indeed, this wine is absolutely brilliant. Wish I had some, but fortunately another Berserker brought it over to our house for a Berserker event and we all enjoyed it immensely. It was double decanted prior to the event, and that really seemed to help it shine.
by Todd F r e n c h
May 11th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 199
Views: 9544

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Sean, you didn’t miss much. There were just 5 ppl and Todd wasn’t on for much of it. I think for future zoom chats we should settle on a time the day prior and try not to change it. Not everyone is on WB all the time to see last minute changes. Yep Sorry, I didn’t notice the time until it was too l...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 9th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fu's blind tasting around the country with a vertical of Levet with French, Henriquez, Alfert, Carnes , Kane
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: TN: Fu's wild ride - a blind tasting around the country with a vertical of Levet with French, Henriquez, Alfert, Car

This was a great education, partly to again show how valuable blind tasting is in finding out just how little you know, but also to see the WIDE variance possible with one producer, one vineyard, across a number of vintages. While I didn't take notes on each wine, I remember something from each, tho...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 9th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4251

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, time TBD

FYI, when I formalize the schedule, I'll be posting the link in here, no need to PM me for the link
by Todd F r e n c h
May 9th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4251

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, time TBD

5pm is winning by a wide margin! Guess I'll be doing dinner later that evening! :)
by Todd F r e n c h
May 9th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE BERSERKERS ZOOM SESSIONS MASTER THREAD STICKY (Published recorded videos)
Replies: 17
Views: 5533

Re: WINE BERSERKERS ZOOM SESSIONS MASTER THREAD STICKY (Published recorded videos)

Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Cie joined us today, and he's impossible not to enjoy:

by Todd F r e n c h
May 9th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2459

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

Mark Y wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 10:17 am
Got on way late. I’m guessing frank is busy now.

Can Anyone pm me the zoom link. Thanks!
Sent
by Todd F r e n c h
May 9th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2459

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

No password needed - link sent via PM, password embedded in the link

I've sent both of you the direct link, but password is 078028
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4650

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Thanks for Sharing the video Todd, will watch this weekend. Can we put together a sticky that has all of the recorded zoom events in 1 thread? Would be great for folks who havent tried different labels to be able to locate them all in 1 place, and an opportunity to explorer/learn about new ones. Al...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 199
Views: 9544

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I'll be cooking most of the time, but I'll have it setup and ready to roll!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 122
Views: 12607

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

FWIW Cameron told me this was the one to get when the offer came out, so I got it
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 199
Views: 9544

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Stotter and Glas, what time? Brunson wants earlier! 5:00 PT 8:00 ET? Done! I'll cut it off at 6:30 when I have my blind tasting (notes will be on WB, of course, as the whole crew is WB!) Here's the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87237261667?pwd=UFJ6aUx3WVg3cU9aSWUrUThXNmhHUT09 (has built-in passwo...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4650

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Todd and Frank thanks so much for arranging this, and special thanks to Joel and Morgan for sharing your life stories! And Jeff, I thought I'd get your name correct when unmuting you for the question, as I grew up in an area of Wisconsin with a pretty large Dutch population, dammit! The capital D t...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 503
Views: 30706

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Insider tip: hangers going on sale starting tomorrow!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 20
Views: 1811

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

This is such an extraordinary wine. Charlie pushed like hell for me to buy a case, promising to take whatever I didn't want, and he's not getting a single bottle. It is among the best Chardonnays I've ever had, across the board, across a wide array of price points. The perfect combination of tropica...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4251

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, time TBD

Ok, folks, I've added a poll with times. Tough to know when to do it, as I'm not really looking forward to watching a bunch of people EAT while on this session, so I strongly suggest a time that is not during meals, particularly when Bryan will be butchering some carcass live on the session :)
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4251

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, time TBD

bryan flannery wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 9:37 am
Jeff_M. wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 8:57 am
Need a meat sale now to restock :)
insider tip: hanger steak sale launches tmrw :) -k
SSIIIIICCCKKK!!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4251

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, time TBD

I think it would be fun to see them break down a rib primal and run through the differences from the chuck end (the location of the marvelous spinalis laden Jorge) to the loin end, the various cuts that can be made from the primal and their similarities and differences, and how they decide how each...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4650

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Todd and Frank thanks so much for arranging this, and special thanks to Joel and Morgan for sharing your life stories! And Jeff, I thought I'd get your name correct when unmuting you for the question, as I grew up in an area of Wisconsin with a pretty large Dutch population, dammit! The capital D t...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15
Replies: 18
Views: 1983

Re: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15

David and Sheila, thank you. As I said, I'm open to reconsideration. Closing on the 15th is the plan as of now, and if we remain in lockdown for longer, I'll definitely take another look!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recurring Zoom/video chats
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Recurring Zoom/video chats

I think it's smart to post them, perhaps in this as a 'master thread' for sessions outside the Berserker ones, so that people know of them, in case they aren't on the mailing or social media lists

Go to advanced search