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by Jonathan Sirot
September 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 11
Views: 647

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: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC: October or November
Replies: 3
Views: 47

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: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC: October or November
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC: October or November

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: 22
Views: 1389

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: 41
Views: 1612

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: 5259

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: 11
Views: 972

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: 41
Views: 1612

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: 522

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: 522

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: 41
Views: 1612

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: 392

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: 1946

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: 4205

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: 3424

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: 392

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: 392

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: 41
Views: 1612

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: 3424

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: 41
Views: 1612

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: 41
Views: 1612

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: 3590

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: 3590

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: 259

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: 259

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: 41
Views: 1612

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: 391

Re: Gone

Jeez Jake you were pretty slow on the uptake !
by Jonathan Sirot
July 29th, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 36
Views: 1936

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto

Mike, it was a pleasure to finally meet at Jay's party. Definitely interested.
by Jonathan Sirot
July 25th, 2019, 12:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 6590

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

I was going to bring multiple bottles of 750s but at a big event that can be a little frustrating as only a limited amount of people will be able to sample each selection , which is not the worst thing as there will be plenty of other great wines. Therefore as a few have mentioned I think anyone who...
by Jonathan Sirot
July 19th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Outpost release - Winemaker question
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Upcoming Outpost release - Winemaker question

Yes these are definitely TRB wines. Part of the deal when the winery was sold last year, is that he stays on as winemaker for 3 years. Perhaps at some point they extend it if they are wise.
by Jonathan Sirot
July 7th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone up for 200% new oak
Replies: 27
Views: 1682

Re: Anyone up for 200% new oak

Laugh all you wish somebody will buy it. I do love the name and the marketing. I was racking my brain to recall why it sounds familiar. It's Gigantor the Space age Robot cartoon from the 60s that it evokes. Perhaps the spelling used is to avoid copyright infringement.
by Jonathan Sirot
July 4th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2187

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

Granted the Wagyu beef is from Japanese Cattle. but aren't they the same breed, originally brought over, but raised and bred here in our country ? Or does Bryan get the beef imported from Japan ? That would surprise me. Even if the Cattle originally came from overseas, I consider it American if they...
by Jonathan Sirot
July 4th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2187

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

FWIW I prefer lighter, zippier reds with wagyu to cut through the fat Tonight we're doing old white burgundy and chartreuse slushies [cheers.gif] Alan, agreed the Syrah might be too big and steal the show. I think as there are three of us sharing and 2 btls might not suffice, I will bring the VHR a...
by Jonathan Sirot
July 4th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2187

Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

As most everyone is celebrating in some fashion, I am curious if folks are opening up any interesting wines ? If I was attending a party outside, would be likely enjoying some ice cold beers, however we will be doing dinner tonight at my family's house and everyone likes wine. so of course my job is...
by Jonathan Sirot
June 19th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking to trade for 2014 William & Mary Cabernet
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Looking to trade for 2014 William & Mary Cabernet

I suspect the 2014 might be a tough one to find someone able to part with 6 btls esp considering a lot of folks like me bought 6 but have already drank 3 or 4, they are so good. I would recommend contacting Will as perhaps he held back some btls of the 14 for his library. If you decide to get the 20...
by Jonathan Sirot
June 6th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A huge victory for Ct wine consumers. SB-647 Shipping legaliized ! YES !
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: A huge victory for Ct wine consumers. Amazed it finally is happening.

Can retailers ship out tho from CT? Good question Charlie I have read the bill over several times and it does not address shipping OUT of the state. I am certainly no attorney so I can't answer the question, but my opinion would be that IF the state that you wanted to ship to is one of the 14 other...
by Jonathan Sirot
June 6th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A huge victory for Ct wine consumers. SB-647 Shipping legaliized ! YES !
Replies: 11
Views: 863

A huge victory for Ct wine consumers. SB-647 Shipping legaliized ! YES !

After several years of going through the legislature it appears that Ct is about to become the 15th state where it is legal to ship into from out of state retailers, auction houses, wine clubs. etc. Especially considering that our prices and selection were not always the best, this is huge. I have b...
by Jonathan Sirot
June 2nd, 2019, 3:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Barolos and Barbarescos: June 24th Salute ,Hartford Ct: A few spots open...
Replies: 1
Views: 1387

Barolos and Barbarescos: June 24th Salute ,Hartford Ct: A few spots open...

The theme for the next Hartford event will be Nebbiolos, in particular Barolos and Barbarescos. Preferably with a few years of age { Or if not well decanted please} The venue will be Salute in Hartford Ct. We have held many events there before and the food and service are both top notch. They work o...
by Jonathan Sirot
May 28th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Gone...
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: NOK

You might want to double check the link to the site. When I checked it indicated they closed the offering, as it appears they have sold out.
by Jonathan Sirot
May 24th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2014 Hammell Wine Alliance True Believer {Sold}
Replies: 1
Views: 257

FS: 2014 Hammell Wine Alliance True Believer {Sold}

Selling 2 btls of Hammell Wine Alliance True Believer Rhone Blend, Bought on release and stored in temp controlled cellar.
by Jonathan Sirot
May 23rd, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS:91 & 92 Caymus Napa Cab, 91 Caymus SS:Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: FS:91 & 92 Caymus Napa Cab, 91 Caymus SS

These have been sold. Thank you to everyone who inquired
by Jonathan Sirot
May 23rd, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS:91 & 92 Caymus Napa Cab, 91 Caymus SS:Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: FS:91 & 92 Caymus Napa Cab, 91 Caymus SS

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 12:41 pm
Where are you located?
Hi Robert
I am located in Connecticut
by Jonathan Sirot
May 23rd, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS:91 & 92 Caymus Napa Cab, 91 Caymus SS:Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 351

FS:91 & 92 Caymus Napa Cab, 91 Caymus SS:Sold

I used to drink a lot of Caymus years ago, and it was not nearly as big a style as now, although still modern. I did find a few btls in my cellar and would like to make room for new arrivals. I bought all of these btls in the 90s and have had them in my cellar since. 1991 Caymus Napa Cabernet 1992 C...
by Jonathan Sirot
May 20th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2012 Marcassin Chardonnay {Sold}
Replies: 1
Views: 369

FS: 2012 Marcassin Chardonnay {Sold}

FS 2 btls of 2012 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Chardonnay {100RMP} stored in temp controlled cellar. SOLD
by Jonathan Sirot
May 16th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Done

All set
by Jonathan Sirot
May 15th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 4 pack No Girls : sold
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: 4 pack No Girls : '12 Tempranillo '13 Grenache {FINAL REDUCTION}

Mike
I did get your message.
Sent a PM back. Hopefully you received it.

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