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by Jonathan Sirot
October 14th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blankiet STIll deserves more attention on board ! Long and slightly interesting
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Blankiet STIll deserves more attention on board ! Long and slightly interesting

As many are aware Blaniet winery has had a bit of success and has been fashioned by many renowned winemakers. I have likely not covered them all but ones I am aware of are Helen Turley, whom would suspect made a bit more ripe, style. More recently the winemaker was Dennis Malbec.of C Latour fame. As...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 13th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYCsr :: Oct 21st :please post wines: 2 Spots Open !

Bump. . We have 8 folks attending with room for 2 more and a superb selection of wines. I have updated first post with the line up. Anyone who has not declared yet, would appreciate if you could do so in the next few days. IMPORTANT: Especially as we are drinking some top caliber wines it is importa...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 8th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 84
Views: 3419

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Easy choice although I have been fortunate enough to have tried many classic Champagnes this year: 1988 Salon, procured at a restaurant for a stupidly low price compared to market. My most consumed, and in my opinion best value in the tete de Champagne world: 2006 Taittinger Comtes, consumed 6 or mo...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 4th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :please post wines

YLee wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 2:29 pm
I was going to show up but now I am tentative. Dropped weights from 6 feet high on to my foot and cracked it.
Very sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you heal.fairly soon. As for the dinner you can decide at the last minute whether you are able to join.
by Jonathan Sirot
October 3rd, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :please post wines

Monday 10/21 is Patriots at Jets, I'm surprised Jay hadn't mentioned this already. Brent. I know it's a long thread, but I covered the topic of the Jets Pats home game, back on post 25 of the thread, and discussed how we were changing to this date because Oct 9th the original date was both a jewish...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 2nd, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3168

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Glen Gold wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 6:06 pm
Do we know how many cases in each of the releases?
4 barrels of the Montecillo were produced
3 barrels of the Vare
by Jonathan Sirot
October 2nd, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 21st

Mike C. wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 6:58 am
Count me in. Thinking of bringing a 2003 Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin.
Excellent choice. Should be showing beautifully.
by Jonathan Sirot
October 2nd, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3168

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Order in for two 3 packs. As I have so much wine, I don't really need more than 2 bottles of each one. So if someone would like to share and have one bottle of each can provide at my all in cost. PM if interested
by Jonathan Sirot
September 30th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 21st

Hello, I’d be in for Mon, Oct 21st if there is space. Thinking of bringing a 2016 Perrot-Minot Vosne-Romanee Les-Beaux-Monts if that works. I have been wanting to try it. (The GC’s that I have are pretty young) Option 2, I could bring a 2014 or 2015 Hillside Select if you want to do a vertical tast...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 29th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 21st

Jonathan, how many of us are in now? Are we changing the theme? We are at 7 people currently Yes I did change the theme sorry, I had requests from several folks to bring wines other than Burgs so I changed theme. Had tried to PM everyone but accidently forgot to send you a note. Hope the change is ...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 28th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: InternetWines.com ?
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: InternetWines.com ?

I bought from them Very satisfied
by Jonathan Sirot
September 26th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 21st

Please note that as some folks requested to bring bottles other than Burgs I have changed them to " Bring a special bottle ", so please bring a bottle that you think will impress. I am offering up an 08 Dom for starters as well as an 04 Shafer Hillside Select as a 2nd bottle. Please post wine you wi...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 26th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 9th or 21st which works ?

YLee wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 6:32 am
So Oct 21st @ Peking House? What time?
Is this limited to only GC red burgs?
Would like to start at 6:30 if that works for everyone. GC white burgs are fine too, or a 2nd Champagne never hurts. I will sacrifice one of my bottles of 08 Dom for the dinner as well as another bottle tbd.
by Jonathan Sirot
September 26th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 9th or 21st which works ?

I hope that we can work this out because we are five including Jay. Or maybe Chris depending on the date. I believe these things need a minimum of six. Either date works for me as long as the Yankees aren't playing. I can agree that 6 is an ideal number, but will have to respectfully disagree that ...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 24th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: Oct 9th or 21st: which works ?

Oh, oh, will the Yankees have a playoff game on Wed. night?! Not on the 9th. It’s Yom Kippur. Oops. I have to guard the door the night before and throw myself in front of ISIS members with machine guns, so maybe I can't make it. Sundown is 6:25, which means you can eat after 7:25, but since I am a ...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 24th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 9th

Len Fox wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 7:56 am
What time will this dinner kickoff? Breaking fast with Peking Duck.... Not exactly traditional,but.....
Good question Len, since at least half of our crowd is Jewish. I usually start events at 6:30 which looks like it works, as Sundown is 6:25 in NY that evening.
by Jonathan Sirot
September 23rd, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2232

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

How was the food at Amma? I realize it's confusing, as there were several different venues considered, before the final choice, but we did not eat at Amma as their corkage was outrageously high for an Indian restaurant. They wanted $45 per bottle. We went with Utsav that most everyone enjoyed. Very...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 21st, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 9th

I will come. You have GC Burgs?!?!?! Yes, How about if I bring a 2006 Hospices de Beaune Corton-Cuvée Docteur Peste Faiveley? I opened one in March 2025 and it was still a baby. Time to check in again. Great. glad you can join. That's funny that you're amazed I have GC Burgs, coming from someone no...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 19th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2259

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

That was a tasty bottle Sean! Tom - so where do you live these days? I have a few older bottles and it would be great to do a KK offline! Ian, sounds like a great idea, especially considering I started this great thread, would be interested in attending, if it happens, and would consider combining ...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 18th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 9th

As we have 4 confirmed for Weds Oct 9th let's go with that date.. More details to follow.
by Jonathan Sirot
September 18th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2232

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Great wines, conversation and food. We did a good job covering old and new world palates. Any dinner that has Krug, Winston Churchill, and Tattinger Comtes to start, cant be all bad. Happy belated birthday Jay ! Sorry about your Jets, but at least you got to see OBJ work his magic
by Jonathan Sirot
September 17th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC: Oct or Nov

16th would work. Also do you have some thoughts on the theme (plots/ producers/ years/ budget etc) A few ideas I would throw out there 1. Latriciers / Chapelle/ Charmes Chambertin 2. Clos Vougeot 3. Clos Saint Denis I am happy to sign up for Bonnes Mares/ Cdlr/ CdB but would probably get expensive ...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 17th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC: October or November

Jonathan, thanks for taking the lead. We need more of these. I am likely to be away for a week around end Oct. so if it doesn’t conflict with their dates, will def make it. Maybe good to throw out a date that works for 2-3 people and let others decide if it works for them. If later on there is a co...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1192

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Have missed last two events that Sh@N organized but looking forward to Produttori tasting. Would love to attend a few more, I am not getting invited to enough of them. Barolos, Burgundies, Bordeaux, Etna Rossos and so many other regions to explore. Dinesh please come join the event I just posted at...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 16th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Re: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC: October

Sh@n A wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Some people have Peking Duck corkage hookups (I do not)
Hopefully someone attending does or I can negotiate it
If not it's reasonable. Would you like to join ?
by Jonathan Sirot
September 16th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 1943

Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!

As many of you are aware I arrange offlines with my regular group, every 2nd month in Ct. I also certainly travel for wine dinners and have done the jaunt into the city on the train many times over the years. I know that many past events have been held at Peking Duck House, I have never dined there,...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 13th, 2019, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2259

Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

I have been drinking California Cabs for around 25 years and have tried many standard bearers from various regions. However I had never tried a Kathryn Kennedy Cab before although I had heard great things. Recently helping a friend sell a collection I procured 2 bottles of the 2001 I brought a bottl...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 12th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2232

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

I am still in. "ME"
I will bring a 2011 Allemand Cornas Chaillot. Also bringing a 2nd wine tbd determined that will likely be a white burgundy.
by Jonathan Sirot
September 10th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5360

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

The early bird gets the wine. Congratulations Shae and Nigel. Your debut is a monster smash already. The Rhadamanthus already sold out. In less than an hour and a half. Originally I put in order for the Rhadamanthus only, but then realized I probably should try both. Charge card be damned, but I am ...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 5th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 15
Views: 1580

Re: VHR 2016 large-format release

Congratulations to Bruce and Heather Phillips on a fast sell out. Under 3 hours. Did get the offer and really wanted to grab one yet knowing myself would have taken the 2 allocated. Although I love the wine I seldom have occasion to open that big a bottle. Am happy to have gotten 6 of the 750s as th...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 4th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2232

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

I am still in. Is there any update as to which of the two Indian restaurants has been chosen and a start time ? The event is just a week away. Also any info on corkage fee ?
by Jonathan Sirot
September 4th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: New Ultramarine Release (2015)
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: New Ultramarine Release (2015)

ykwon wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 6:41 am
Send me pm with pricing if you got extras
Sent pm [cheers.gif]
by Jonathan Sirot
September 4th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: New Ultramarine Release (2015)
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: New Ultramarine Release (2015)

Also not taking my whole allocation. Same deal.
by Jonathan Sirot
August 30th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2232

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Hi All, I'm still in. My two cents: I prefer Wu's Wonton King or PDH but am willing to go Utsav. I'm not a fan of Indian but can find something on the menu Jay provided. (Can I please choose my entree if we have a large group and put together a pre-fix with them?) Really looking forward and gratefu...
by Jonathan Sirot
August 30th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Cali Cabs Bdx blends Mon Sept 30th Avert West Hartford
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Cali Cabs Hartford Ct September

Bump !
Everyone except me and Chris are from other boards or groups. Does anybody else wish to join ?
I realize there are several private groups locally but there are PLENTY of wine lovers here that have never been to an offline and you should join !
by Jonathan Sirot
August 22nd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2009

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

I had agreed to Benchmarks offer to ship via cold chain when they offered their special deal, before I saw this thread. I just wanted to update everyone with the results. Supposedly every link in its route was temp controlled except the last leg which goes from the local hub to me. However they clai...
by Jonathan Sirot
August 21st, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 90
Views: 4353

Re: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please

From that article, the future of the restaurant was vague, and like many, I was worried if it would reopen. However reading this article from another source, it appears the family is on top of it and is working it out, to get the place open again, asap. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/new-york/is-di-f...
by Jonathan Sirot
August 14th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3517

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

It ends up as deciding whether I would prefer Cristal 2008 or the Krug 2004. I think the Krug is excellent, but potentially the Cristal is better. I drank my last bottle of the 2002 Cristal recently, and did not feel like repurchasing at double the money. But the 2008 is potentially as good or bett...
by Jonathan Sirot
August 14th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Cali Cabs Bdx blends Mon Sept 30th Avert West Hartford
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Cali Cabs Hartford Ct September

I might be able to sneak away from work for this. Later in the month is a little better for me. My cellar isn't too deep with California wines but I do have 4 different 2014 Cabs/Bdx blends, all from the same producer. Alternatively as you are a big Bordeaux fan perhaps we can do a dual theme borde...
by Jonathan Sirot
August 14th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Cali Cabs Bdx blends Mon Sept 30th Avert West Hartford
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Cali Cabs Bdx blends Mon Sept 30th Avert West Hartford

As the Summer fades way too fast and fall approaches I realized although I have been busy with other wine events, I have not arranged an offline since June. Getting tougher to pick themes so may have to repeat some past ones which is fine. I think it we should do Cali Cabs and bordeaux blends. Perha...
by Jonathan Sirot
August 13th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2232

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

PDH as Tom mentioned sounds great to me.Never been. Kellari looks pretty good too. Gave them a quick call to check corkage fee. They charge $25 per btl.
by Jonathan Sirot
August 12th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3517

2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

First of all big time Krug fan here. Enough that I flew to West Coast for an amazing offline vertical. I have bought a bunch of 96 years ago and happy I did. Picked up 3 of the 04 for probably 220 a btl plus tax locally which was lowest I could find. Now a trusted retailer I do business with online ...
by Jonathan Sirot
August 12th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2232

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Although I am quite enamored with Jean Georges all the way back to the Quilted Giraffe, I am sadly very limited in my love of vegetables. If they had other non Vegan options great, but I am afraid I would have a problem not having some sort of fish beef or steak. It sounds like a great restaurant, b...
by Jonathan Sirot
August 12th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2232

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Jay - Vegetarian but not vegan but I have no issues with everyone else enjoying themselves. I will find something to eat. No meat, fowl or fish, but cheese, eggs, honey, etc are fine. Thanks. As to wines, I like pretty much everything so no worries there. We can save the rocket fuel for the tailgat...
by Jonathan Sirot
August 9th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 68
Views: 3768

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Great ! I will be looking forward to it
by Jonathan Sirot
August 9th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 68
Views: 3768

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Where you hiding the Mags? The only 1.5Ls this year are for 2018 Cuvée Hervé (coming out before the holidays). We had so many lots to bottle this year that we would have needed an additional bottling day to tackle the 1.5Ls. These should all be in mags :( Based on the name and the timing of the rel...
by Jonathan Sirot
July 31st, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB WTTF Bedrock 2017 Sky Vineyard All Set !!
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: WTB WTTF Bedrock 2017 Sky Vineyard

All set thanks. Turns out the good folks Chris and Jackie at Bedrock did have me covered. Thank you to both for exceptional customer service !
by Jonathan Sirot
July 31st, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB WTTF Bedrock 2017 Sky Vineyard All Set !!
Replies: 1
Views: 267

WTB WTTF Bedrock 2017 Sky Vineyard All Set !!

I am on Bedrock list but through my own fault got order in slightly past deadline. Most of what I wanted was still there but I missed 2 two btls of 2017 Skyline Syrah I was originally allocated. Can anyone spare a btl or two who might have had a bit larger allocation. If so have plenty of great choi...
by Jonathan Sirot
July 31st, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2232

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Agreed that' Jay's tailgate parties supposedly set the standard. Heck the WSJ wrote him up. I am in Ct but would be be happy to take train in Count me in if you do a dinner. If you want fancy there are plenty of choices but a place we have done lately is Wu's Wonton King in Chinatown. Not fancy but ...
by Jonathan Sirot
July 30th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Gone
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Gone

Jeez Jake you were pretty slow on the uptake !

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