Out of curiosity I checked and (boooo!!) Wine Berserkers is still there
on it's last legs. Need a ventilator
Hey Thistlin Tom,
regarding the sale I linked to, I bought 2 cases of MacPhail Family Pinot, they have a solid reputation and my wife doesn't really go for denser wines like Zin and Petit Sirah.
Here's this guys take on the 2014 Pinots
I also grabbed Panthera Chard because warmer weather is coming and I thought it would be good for parties and BBQs...Umm I guess I thought wrong what with Covid and all, lol
Thanks for responding, I just got mine yesterday about a week after ordering. If you make a purchase you will be getting good wine at a very good price, and helping out a mate.
PS: I joined in 2007, and if this place collapses we will have to take Robert hostage and make him make our very own Spectator 2.0 message board, with no limits on what we can say!
Ok, bought some Zin and Lion Tamer red blend, but forgot to mention Ian in the notes. I will try to see if I can mention his name elsewhere. If there is a way to get his name mentioned, let me know.
Super cool of you to do that, Tom, many thanks!
I will let Ian know so that he gets some credit.
People on this site are all-right! Except for W + A, he's mean. J/K WineArt2
Ian told me that if you used the link I shared, that he should be good.
had a nice catchup with some of the old crew and wanted to stop in and say hi. don't post much here anymore, but always good to connect with a great crew of wine lovers. will try and post more often.
Please do! We like seeing the epic bottles you drink!
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:55 PM EDT
Until the WS folks get it together and fix the forum layout, I suggest we all manually add the date and time to our posts.
Also today but the day after the previous todays
because i am on west coast time, this post is today, after Jcocktosten's message, but earlier as well.
Last one I swear, just trying to help a friend out...
My buddy works in the wine biz... times are really different that they were just 2 weeks ago
Sale going on here for a week only. Ends March 30th. Good deals to be had and free shipping. Mention "Ian" if you make a purchase, helps him out a lot. Thanks for reading!
Here's the sale:
Just got my case of 2014 Holiday Cuvee Cab. Great price, thanks!
The lack of date stamps is the most irritating thing here to me.
Awesomeness Mr Neely, Ian will be psyched. Keeping the wolf away from the door...
FYI - there is a Buying and Selling section. Just saying.
Yes, mea culpa I know it was a nudge move, but that section often has a bunch of unknowns dumping their collections and this sale was 2 weeks. Robert and I know where the eyeballs are!
Anyone remember John LaHart?
As one who never really posted much about wine (though I do drink it daily) I think we can pretty much call this forum officially dead. New Tasting Notes, which used to be daily, appear less than once a week. There is hardly any talk about wine in general and I don't think simply listing what you're buy and drinking is much of a wine conversation. Certainly part it was the horrible update to the forum's format, but I'd say it's just people moving on.
Yeah, I think people have moved on to other forums. All the other wine forums are far more active, especially WB. The serious wine discussion seems to occur on WB and Vinous. For more general wine talk, CT's forum is pretty lively.
i post my TN's on CT, when I remove a bottle. Easy to make one post not two
You know it's dead when you can't even get up a good discussion about if it's dead.
Good one! Sad, but true.
I knew someone would get it. Really there isn't much to do now except hold our collective breathes until Nov. 3 and who knows how many days after. Really nothing much else matter when you're in the midst of the possible end of democracy during your own lifetime. No one "expects the Spanish Inquisition."
Always a bastion of positivity.
Do you mean if I think of it positively that I'll find out that all the people that left really didn't leave or stop posting? It's called accepting reality, or you haven't been paying attention. As someone once said in a bad movie, "You can't handle the truth.
It's not dead, but has been on life support for a while. Especially since the "upgrade" to this ridiculous platform and its clumsy roll-out.
What could resuscitate it? Input from WS staff. New blood. Welcoming attitudes from us old-timers, Input from WS staff. Input from WS staff. Input from the WS staff.
Thomas M. promised some time ago to cajole the editors and staff to check in from time to time. Fake news. We've not seen much of anything from them.
A contest from time to time? The ability to easily conduct polls? I know the brain-trust at WS isn't overloaded with stuff to do these days. Get off your asses WS staff. This forum could be a great resource for building your brand. Use it.
What this guy said
It took the VP announcement to get a buzz of activity here.
Technically, In the original spirit of the thread, Survival is existing and WS not shutting it down.
I was trying to recall the content of my first post on this forum so I did an Advanced Search for Sept 1-2, 2013 (I joined on Sept 1st).
I didn't find my first post (I must have lurked for at least a few days), but I was surprised to see that over those two days there were 262 posts to this forum.
The forum now averages about 25 posts per day.
The forum now averages about 25 posts per day.
Yeah, well, back then 250 of those daily posts were some drive by asking what kind of wine cooler they should buy or Board-O having a little fun with his latest victim.
JonesWine1. Thats a name from the past