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by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Planning a Flannery session - input needed for designing the event! viewtopic.php?f=1&t=169957
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4252

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

I know this isn't Wine Talk, necessarily, but all our Zoom video sessions are being announced here, and posted here, and I've been talking with Katie Flannery to come up with a session, so we've settled on May 23rd. Yesterday on the Joel Peterson/Morgan Twain Peterson session (AWESOME!) there was a ...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE BERSERKERS ZOOM SESSIONS MASTER THREAD STICKY (Published recorded videos)
Replies: 17
Views: 5542

Re: Master Thread - Wine Berserkers Video Zoom Sessions!!! (Published videos)

Wow. Joel Peterson and Morgan Twain Peterson just set the bar SO high on this one! We went on for two hours and I had to hard-stop the event at 2 hours, as it could have gone on much longer. Incredible stories, ridiculous levels of knowledge and history between the father and son duo. Their intercha...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Stotter and Glas, what time? Brunson wants earlier!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 8th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4651

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

Here's the video! Two hours VERY worth watching. You'll see in the video multiple times that Frankie and I had to comment on the specialness of this 'episode'.

by Todd F r e n c h
May 7th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I've got a blind tasting I have to do at 6:30 pm Pacific so if you guys (since most are East/Central) want a new time, let me know!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 6th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15
Replies: 18
Views: 1985

PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15

Hey folks! We've got SO many offers on here, and I know literally hundreds and hundreds of cases of wine have been purchased via this forum, hopefully helping out many of our friends during this horrific time. I've decided to close up the forum on May 15 for a number of reasons: 1) the 'mad rush' is...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 6th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 88
Views: 4250

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

Since my daughter is vegetarian, for the most part, I make at least one fully vegetarian meal per week, and this one was a huge hit (though I'd quadruple the amount of fried sage, if not more. One tablespoon is NOTHING) https://cookieandkate.com/creamy-vegan-butternut-squash-linguine-with-fried-sage/
by Todd F r e n c h
May 5th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Ok, here's Friday's, NEW time (5:00 pm Pacific/8:00 pm Eastern)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87237261667?p ... hXNmhHUT09
by Todd F r e n c h
May 4th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Guess who I just got to agree to a Zoom Livestream?

Bryan and Katie Flannery!!!

Date and time are being worked out now. That one should be crazy fun.
[berserker.gif]
Yeah, Omaha Steaks...you aren't invited [smileyvault-ban.gif]
by Todd F r e n c h
May 4th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Guess who I just got to agree to a Zoom Livestream?

Bryan and Katie Flannery!!!

Date and time are being worked out now. That one should be crazy fun.
by Todd F r e n c h
May 4th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Coming up - Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson of Bedrock, Thursday May 7 at 5pm Pacific (see thread for details/instructions)

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=169737
by Todd F r e n c h
May 4th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Any chance the first post in this thread could be updated as additional events are added? I do my best not to miss the announcements as they come up, but would be cool to have a list in one easy place to access. Feel free to slap me around for being lazy ;) Will do - was doing only the 'social meet...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 3rd, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I’ll be sure future Zoom Livestream sessions have Eastern and Pacific time zones by editing the titles What do you think about my suggestion of a common thread / shared doc? or does Frank enjoy PMing 100 people every time ;) I think he does, as then he can vet each person individually. I have a Goo...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 3rd, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 308
Views: 23812

Re: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)

Anyone else not see any sub-forums when they login? I have to go to unread posts and then select post and then choose the sub-forum of that post to get to the forum. The board index page is empty. Sounds like your browser cache is conflicting with itself, too many cookies saved for WB. Clear the ca...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 3rd, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Oregon
Replies: 21
Views: 872

Re: TN: 2005 Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Oregon

Phil Franks introduced me to Belle Pente Murto years ago, and I finally bought some (‘15) to try my damnedest to hold on to for some time. Amazing wines. I’m finding myself very firmly headed in the Oregon camp as my favorite domestic region for Burgundy varietals, with this producer and the myriad ...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 3rd, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I’ll be sure future Zoom Livestream sessions have Eastern and Pacific time zones by editing the titles
by Todd F r e n c h
May 2nd, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE BERSERKERS ZOOM SESSIONS MASTER THREAD STICKY (Published recorded videos)
Replies: 17
Views: 5542

Re: Master Thread - Wine Berserkers Video Zoom Sessions!!! (Published videos)

Great session with Dominique Moreau of Marie Courtin (we particularly loved the demonstration of vines/leaves/clusters of different grapes)

by Todd F r e n c h
May 2nd, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

One suggestion or favor to ask. When posting the time in the subject like can you post both PCT and ET? Like : 10am PCT/1pm ET. I couldn't make the Courtin event this morning for reasons I won't mention but in looking at it now I had it in my calendar at 1pm local time. It's hard to wrap my head ar...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 2nd, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1510

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

Here's the video! This one is not available in 'public' format, only with this link, as per Dominique's request

by Todd F r e n c h
May 2nd, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1510

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

Frank Murray III wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 9:05 am
Mine is still in the fridge. Gonna be interested to see what you think of that wine. My bottle should be identical to yours but for confirmation, Frenchie, my bottle is disgorged 12/2018. LE14D1218ND.
Mine's the same
by Todd F r e n c h
May 2nd, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1510

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

Mine is still in the fridge. Gonna be interested to see what you think of that wine. My bottle should be identical to yours but for confirmation, Frenchie, my bottle is disgorged 12/2018. LE14D1218ND. I opened mine at 8 and capped it, back in the fridge. Will check the code when I sit down with it ...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 2nd, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1510

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

Getting ready, watching the bubbles rise from the cork! (video posted, click 'play' button/icon)

by Todd F r e n c h
May 1st, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (5/1/2020) #4289. This is massive. It doesn't quite have the potency of 2015 or the elegance of 2016 (the last two iterations I tasted right at commercial release), but there is plenty of fantastic material here. The...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 1st, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #13 - FRIDAY 5/1, 6:30pm PDT
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #13 - FRIDAY 5/1, 6:30pm PDT

Can I bring my leftover '07 Carlisle Syrah Pelkan from the Thursday Zoom meeting with Mike Carlisle? I'd like to taste it in with friends. [whistle.gif] Leftover? Come on, now... I don't have too many unique varieties, but I do have some Ribeira Sacra (Mencia is the grape) so I guess that works
by Todd F r e n c h
May 1st, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1510

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

Todd, I think you asked about aeration. I will open and enjoy a glass tonight, then seal it up with one of these. https://www.amazon.com/Champagne-Stainless-Professional-Sparkling-HYZ/dp/B081CTTTFZ/ref=sr_1_8?crid=31T2AO1IHOOIN&dchild=1&keywords=champagne+stoppers&qid=1588357539&sprefix=champa%2Cap...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 1st, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1510

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

Mike you go back a lot further than me on these wines. It will be good to have you on, as you have a deeper history with the vintages. I started with the 2012s. I’m looking forward to it, though the Marie Courtin wines have been a mixed blessing for me. I went more than 20 years of serious wine gee...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 1st, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4399

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Brian Lynch wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 10:41 am
Great cover picture, Todd. What vineyard is that?
Bedrock
by Todd F r e n c h
April 30th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4651

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--you pick the date

S teve R edenbaugh wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Either works for me, Frank. I knew you could do it. You get my vote for "Berserker of the Year".
Never underestimate an extrovert in quarantine
by Todd F r e n c h
April 30th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2461

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

Mike Evans wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Frank, you’ve managed to schedule two of my favorite domaines in back to back weeks, thanks I can’t wait for either. Maybe we can get a sweep and get Aurelian Laherte or Olivier Krug for 3/16?
Already in the works with Olivier, hope it pans out! champagne.gif
by Todd F r e n c h
April 30th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 5616

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

Ready for braising!!
by Todd F r e n c h
April 30th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1510

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

I’m FINALLY opening a bottle of wine by the producer we are featuring during these Zoom Livestreams! (‘14 Efflourescence, likely what Frank and Dominique will be drinking as well) You must have drank all of your Carlisle Zin already neener Yeah, yeah...that one isn't gonna be super comfortable for ...
by Todd F r e n c h
April 30th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 5616

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

Working on carnitas today. About an hour more, then I braise them to get the juices needed for the skillet browning
by Todd F r e n c h
April 30th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2461

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

Steve Nordhoff wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 11:50 am
brigcampbell wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 11:01 am
Ha! Nordhoff said to wake him up when you got Champs. You did.

Nice job!!!
I will lock up the kid for this one.
Duct tape and Benadryl
by Todd F r e n c h
April 30th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #13 - FRIDAY 5/1, 6:30pm PDT
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #13 - FRIDAY 5/1, 6:30pm PDT

Mark Golodetz wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 12:49 pm
I am in and going with Bandol; non Tempier.

How about seeing if we can get Bryan Flannery in?
I'll ask Bryan and Katie, see if we can get one of em in...I'm guessing the latter more likely #technology
by Todd F r e n c h
April 30th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2461

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

Ha! Nordhoff said to wake him up when you got Champs. You did. Nice job!!! I emailed him immediately after our practice session ended. This WILL max out, so if you have any interest at all, please PM Frank, and we might have to hand out more than 125/150 invites, even though only 100 can get in. If...
by Todd F r e n c h
April 30th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #13 - FRIDAY 5/1, 6:30pm PDT
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #13 - FRIDAY 5/1, 6:30pm PDT

Come join us for another social video session! We've been busy with the 'serious' livestreams, with all kinds of amazing guests and featured winemakers, and I've been getting quite a few requests to go back to the simple, social meet and greet Zoom sessions, so join us tomorrow, Friday, at 6:30 pm P...
by Todd F r e n c h
April 30th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Friday it is! Normal time of 6:30 pm PDT comin' at ya!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86820062434
by Todd F r e n c h
April 29th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1510

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

I’m FINALLY opening a bottle of wine by the producer we are featuring during these Zoom Livestreams! (‘14 Efflourescence, likely what Frank and Dominique will be drinking as well)
by Todd F r e n c h
April 27th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Sorry, guys, didn't see the posts yesterday. Been so busy with video sessions with winemakers that I don't even think of putting together a social one! This week so far has only one - Mike Officer of Carlisle - and it is on Thursday. We should be able to put together something another night this wee...
by Todd F r e n c h
April 26th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE BERSERKERS ZOOM SESSIONS MASTER THREAD STICKY (Published recorded videos)
Replies: 17
Views: 5542

Re: Master Thread - Wine Berserkers Video Zoom Sessions!!! (Published videos)

Cedric Moussé of Moussé Fils - fantastic session with a tour of the vineyards and town, on an offroad-capable Segway!

by Todd F r e n c h
April 26th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 200
Views: 9568

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 1:34 pm
When is our next zoom chat? I'm home all weekend and bored.
Tell me when - I can set it up and start it whether I'm on it or not!
by Todd F r e n c h
April 26th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event With Brad Baker & Cedric Mousse of Mousse Fils--4/25 @ 1PM ET
Replies: 82
Views: 2379

Re: Zoom Event With Brad Baker & Cedric Mousse of Mousse Fils--4/25 @ 1PM ET

Here's the video - I suggest everybody watch it, even those who were on the session. Makes me want to do a BerserkerFest out there!

by Todd F r e n c h
April 25th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event With Brad Baker & Cedric Mousse of Mousse Fils--4/25 @ 1PM ET
Replies: 82
Views: 2379

Re: Zoom Event With Brad Baker & Cedric Mousse of Mousse Fils--4/25 @ 1PM ET

That was TREMENDOUS! I want to watch the video again, need to soak it all up. Should be processed and posted shortly, but for those who missed, you'll want to see it
by Todd F r e n c h
April 24th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE BERSERKERS ZOOM SESSIONS MASTER THREAD STICKY (Published recorded videos)
Replies: 17
Views: 5542

Re: Master Thread - Wine Berserkers Video Zoom Sessions!!!

Rhone Roundtable with Paul Gordon of Halcon and Larry Schaffer of Tercero:

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