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by Jonathan Sirot
December 8th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 12-14-18 - NYC offline, 2015 Burgs, PDH- any interest?
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: 12-14-18 - NYC offline, 2015 Burgs, PDH- any interest?

As I am a total burgundy neophyte owning no 2015 red burgs I will bring a 2010 Bonneau Corton Charlemagne as a starter and also will bring a bubbly tbd.
by Jonathan Sirot
November 28th, 2018, 6:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ENDED Gabriel-Glas Gold Stems w/ Free Shipping
Replies: 28
Views: 2721

Re: Gabriel-Glas Gold Stems w/ Free Shipping

Adam P wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Are the 6 stems packaged in 1 box, or is it 6 individual boxed stems?


It is 6 stems in a single box.
by Jonathan Sirot
November 27th, 2018, 5:43 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2656

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

Eric Ifune wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 3:56 pm
I also could bring another bottle. Any requests? Rhone, Burgundy, Bordeaux, California, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish.
A 2nd vote for Rhone, esp since it appears there will be a few other nice N Rhones in the house ...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 24th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2656

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

Just one voice, but my vote would be to keep things as is, Champagne-wise. I don't trust the secondary market for Champagne, for the most part. It's fragile. But that's just my experience. Just curious, how many of the participants bought their bottles at or near release? I bought my '85 three year...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 21st, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 1651

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

Thanks all for a great evening and to Shan for organizing. Will do better next time on the wine.... Fortunately we had tons of great wines and the 2 bookends to it. I have been to so many events that have had a corked wine, that I usually bring a back up btl. even of a different wine, or open in ad...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 19th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

Ah it's all about psychological disruption that I think Alex Jones pioneered.
by Jonathan Sirot
November 19th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 1651

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

Looking good. So which of my three options should I bring? Any opinions? Although they are all good picks I think the E Guigal would be best choice as it is a bit more classically styled if my research is correct and the Allemands would be fairly.traditional too. Could be wrong as I have not tried ...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 18th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Capital Grille nice offer ending tonight 11/18
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Capital Grille nice offer ending tonight 11/18

Sorry I couldn't give more notice but Capital Grille the well known and in my opinion very high quality steak houses are running a nice offer ending tonight. They are offering a Wagyu Burger in a couple of different preparations plus a glass of pretty darn good Antinori wine for $25. There are 3 dif...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 18th, 2018, 5:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

There appears to be some jokester who was listing Culvers locations in both Wallingford and Mystic Ct. Yet none of them exist in Ct although the street names are real the phone numbers belong to insurance companies and a carpet business if i recall. I don't know why the hell morons create all of thi...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 17th, 2018, 3:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mystic Connecticut Wine Country
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Mystic Connecticut Wine Country

I haven’t been to many (see other people’s comments above on why) but I did like Saltwater Farms. The wines are very Burgundian. Your just not going to find anything of incredibly high quality in Connecticut but I was pleasantly surprised by this place. Very good to hear this, Matthew. Saltwater Fa...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 16th, 2018, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7068

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

Interesting how some ws #1 picks prices jump for that vintage only others garner long term fans enormously. A good example was the 2002 Phelps Insignia a classic wine in a great vintage. Immediately as the world became aware of a great wine the demand and price took off. Probably still a decent pric...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 15th, 2018, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 SQN Ode To E Syrah.. how much air
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: 2003 SQN Ode To E Syrah.. how much air

I brought this wine to an offline to an offline and if I recall it was pop and pour and it showed perfectly. However all bottles are a little different, so my opinion is to double decant with a few hours in a decanter to open up a little. it certainly cant hurt as it is a pretty big wine. Some peopl...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 14th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, Marcassin, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to Free Wheelchair Mission
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to the Free Wheelchair Mission

Mike what a great example from you to pay it forward after the support you have received. Although I have done a lot myself to help previously, the need is as great as ever. I will respond in kind with matching funds equal to your donation,
by Jonathan Sirot
November 13th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 1651

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

Still in. Was originally thinking of bringing a 2006 Gonon St Joseph but considering that 2 others are bring Allemand it makes a lot more sense to bring a bottle of 2010 Chaillot so we can do a 3 btl vertical, unless any one objects . I will also bring a champagne whatever strikes my fancy that day ...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 12th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10
Replies: 20
Views: 1497

Re: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10

Awesome to get the recognition that they deserve. I doubt anybody on this board will become a new customer as we have known and loved them for years. They were already doing great but not all spectator readers are as tuned in as we are so they are bound to get some new members. Never hurts. 5 years ...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 11th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2656

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-11-18

Hi Adam Would be thrilled to join you. I was thinking that my son had told me the holiday started the 10th but he was referring to the last day. No worries it's all good. I will miss the first night with him, but he is ok with it. Also guaranteed all his presents. Would be thrilled to join you at yo...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 9th, 2018, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tasted any 2016 Mike Smith cabs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Anyone tasted any 2016 Mike Smith cabs ?

Paging Brian !!
by Jonathan Sirot
November 9th, 2018, 3:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anyone interested in an offline on Sun Dec 2nd LA area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Anyone interested in an offline on Sun Dec 2nd LA area ?

I am flying in from Ct for the Krug offline on Saturday December 1st and it seems silly to fly back the next day so I will be in San Gabriel area at the Hilton. Is anyone interested in getting together on Sun Dec 2nd for a small or mid sized offline in the general area ? I don't want to travel hours...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 9th, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2656

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area 12-1-18

I think It would make a lot more sense to stay near the restaurant than the airport, as it is not the best idea to drive a half hour to 45 minutes back to the hotel after an offline. I don't get sloppy at offlines like 20 years ago but why take the chance of being pulled over late at night by LEO, a...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 8th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2656

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area 12-1-18

I just want to absolutely confirm attendance so I know what vintages are truly spoken for. I also want to avoid splitting the bottles too many ways, but don't want to turn people down (I still have more asking about attending) on that account and then have those who I thought were coming not attend...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 6th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2656

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

I was about to say that Dec 1st or 8th could likely work, but the 1st is better as I try not to miss a single Hannukah night and it starts on the 10th..Probably would stay 3 nights. Right now can get round trip non stop which is rare from Htfd for smidgen above $500. Not bad. Have to get ok from gf ...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 6th, 2018, 3:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2656

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

I am very interested as I am a big time Champagne Geek and of course love Krug. I am not positive yet, as I would be flying in from Ct. I do all the time travel for serious events and just returned from Tampa yesterday from a pretty epic Cabernet event. Especially if a few of you folks or anyone els...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 3rd, 2018, 2:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2314

Re: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019

Still offering up the 2013 as well as a great Champagne either the 1990 or 1996 Krug.
by Jonathan Sirot
November 1st, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

I will try Culvers and will echo that 5 guys burgers AND fries both are excellent.
by Jonathan Sirot
October 31st, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

The best fast food burger I never heard of

So i was looking at an article online that rated 8 of the most popular fast food burgers. Of course the usual suspects were included and their analysis I thought was on target. Burger King and McDonalds of course were just ok and Wendys a bit better. I agree. They also really liked the Sonic burger....
by Jonathan Sirot
October 29th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neat/New UPS Service.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1685

Re: Neat/New UPS Service.....

I used this feature for the first time the other day when I discovered it. I know the UPS guy typically comes late morning but was curious how close he was. Sure enough I clicked on it and low and behold I saw the map showing the truck a half mile away around the corner. As I live in a rural area wi...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 27th, 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 12-14-18 - NYC offline, 2015 Burgs, PDH- any interest?
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: 12-14-18 - NYC offline, 2015 Burgs, PDH- any interest?

Tom, looks like I should be able to make it into the city for this event. Love the idea of Peking Duck House, but happy to attend wherever the locale ends up.
by Jonathan Sirot
October 25th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

Fingers crossed ! The vineyard seems to produce glorious wine whenever I sample it. I was very impressed years ago with the Rancho Zabaco Monte Rosso and more recently I had some Oberschulte Monte Rosso Syrah that was excellent.
by Jonathan Sirot
October 25th, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

I just had a great experience with the 2014 vintage of this wine two days ago with my Tuesday wine group. Everyone loved it and it had both great fruit and balance. Just delicious. Drinking very well but could easily go the distance. As I like this vineyard a lot, and there will be no more Bedrock ...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 25th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

I just had a great experience with the 2014 vintage of this wine two days ago with my Tuesday wine group. Everyone loved it and it had both great fruit and balance. Just delicious. Drinking very well but could easily go the distance. As I like this vineyard a lot, and there will be no more Bedrock s...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 24th, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Ultramarine BDB & BDN
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: FS: Ultramarine BDB & BDN

How many do you have of each one ? What is your asking price also ?
by Jonathan Sirot
October 19th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Little Wings Syrah Now Available - 100% of profits donated to Holtz Miami NICU
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: 2016 Little Wings Syrah Now Available - 100% of profits donated to Holtz Miami NICU

I originally bought this wine last year after being extremely touched by the cause. After I sampled a bottle I was very impressed. Definitely not as big or dark as some Cali Syrahs but more medium bodied, great juice, and like others enjoyed it so much I drank through the 3 pack. I will continue to ...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 11th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino County- Favorite wineries and things...
Replies: 22
Views: 607

Re: Mendocino County- Favorite wineries and things...

When I visited Mendocino many years ago I enjoyed the Albion River Inn Restaurant in Albion, 7 miles away from Mendocino. Not cutting edge cuisine but very fresh and well prepared with a nice ambiance and a great view. We are staying at the Albion River Inn for a few days, so we will definitely be ...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 11th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino County- Favorite wineries and things...
Replies: 22
Views: 607

Re: Mendocino County- Favorite wineries and things...

When I visited Mendocino many years ago I enjoyed the Albion River Inn Restaurant in Albion, 7 miles away from Mendocino. Not cutting edge cuisine but very fresh and well prepared with a nice ambiance and a great view.
by Jonathan Sirot
October 8th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2009 Abreu Madrona Ranch
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: FS: 2009 Abreu Madrona Ranch

I sent you an offer via pm. Haven't heard back yet.
by Jonathan Sirot
October 4th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anyone want to split an allocation of La Pelle Cabernet All set !!
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Anyone want to split an allocation of La Pelle Cabernet

e chin wrote:
October 3rd, 2018, 12:17 am
Or you could buy whatever quantity at 750wines in st. Helena. Just bought some today.
Thanks appreciate the heads up. I have bought from David before but didn't know he had this.
by Jonathan Sirot
September 30th, 2018, 9:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anyone want to split an allocation of La Pelle Cabernet All set !!
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Anyone want to split an allocation of La Pelle Cabernet

Where are you located? Maybe no need to add shipping. Hi Chris I am in Connecticut. I will be in Philly in December for an offline in Dec, in case you can make the trek and join the event, could do a handoff. Or could ship from my storage in NY where they will be shipping to as they don't ship to C...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 30th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anyone want to split an allocation of La Pelle Cabernet All set !!
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Anyone want to split an allocation of La Pelle Cabernet All set !!

I have been intrigued by the background of the folks involved in this new project and am particularly interested in the current release of cab. However I can't quite do 6 bottles which is the minimum purchase. The price is $75 a bottle plus tax which costs me around $80 total They are doing free 2 d...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 30th, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9811
Views: 436285

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Considering adding another 3 pack of William & Mary Cabernet based on the positive reviews here, and Cellar Tracker, as well. Forgive me for being a bad influence, but you should go for it. I bought the first vintage, already, have opened 2 and been chomping at the bit to open the third. They drink...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 26th, 2018, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Interesting Barolo and Barbaresco tastings at Chambers in coming weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: PSA: Interesting Barolo and Barbaresco tastings at Chambers in coming weeks

These are Saturday afternoon tastings. Details on Chambers Street Wines site. Email just went out and slots are filling quickly. I'll be at the first and last tasting. No affiliation... Jim Thanks for the heads up, Jim ! I will be there for the 1st tasting. It looks like they are sold out now, for ...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 26th, 2018, 12:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2000 Pavie- Revised Offer
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: FS: 2000 Pavie

BUMP: Revised Offer: Will now include free shipping to CONUS if you take the pair, If you only would like one, I will offer for $390 + shipping
by Jonathan Sirot
September 25th, 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia 2000 Bordeaux, left bank tasting, Saturday December 22nd
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: Philadelphia 2000 Bordeaux, themed tastings events for the right bank and left bank

Sounds good. I will likely be able to come down again. Hopefully it's after the 10th of the month as I celebrate Hannukkah with my family.
by Jonathan Sirot
September 24th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Limerick Lane All set Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Limerick Lane All set Thanks

Never tried these but keep hearing good things. Would love to trade for or buy a few btls if anyone is not taking their full allocation. Have tons of choices to offer in trade. Thsnks in advance !
by Jonathan Sirot
September 24th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Syrahs: France vs USA Blind: Hartford Ct.- October 15th
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Syrahs: France vs USA Blind: Hartford Ct.- October 15th

Am arranging a US vs France Blind with my regular Ct group but as many here know we are always happy to welcome guests or new members. Just recently we have been doing more blind themed events. On Mon Oct 15th is our next event, location most likely will be Salute in Hartford but that is not finaliz...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 24th, 2018, 7:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2000 Pavie- Revised Offer
Replies: 1
Views: 290

FS: 2000 Pavie- Revised Offer

Selling 2 bottles of 2000 Pavie: $400 each + shipping. Rated 100 by RMP. Ws Pro low: $450. Bought upon release and stored in temp controlled cellar. Usual board rules apply. Tons of references if you check cc feedback 100% positive. Pictures available upon request. Paypal friends and family is best ...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 23rd, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A bunch of wines with a bunch of Berserkers in Philadelphia
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: A bunch of wines with a bunch of Berserkers in Philadelphia

Thanks again Brian for organizing. Quite an embarassment of riches. Really tough to pick favorites. The biggest surprise may have been the 94 Arrowood Merlot out of mag. Still tasted fresh and could easily age longer. Also thought the Calluna was superb and glad to try as I have never had their wine...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 21st, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 1861

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17

Thank you to everyone for their generous and plentiful contributions. There were so many great wines it would be hard to pick a favorite If i had to i would say the 2005 pontet canet was a standout as well as the tetre robeuf and the 1994 Arrowood Merlot was outsranding and when tasted blind which w...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 18th, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 8597

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

When did they actually go to a mailing list where they hold your allocations? I was looking back through my emails today from the 2010, 2011 offerings when I got shut out because the offer was first come first served. i am pretty sure last year for the 2014 vintage was the first year they had guara...
by Jonathan Sirot
September 18th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 1861

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17

Ted will be bringing a cabernet and Erich will be bringing a bordeaux
by Jonathan Sirot
September 18th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value $100-$150 US wines
Replies: 66
Views: 2843

Re: Best Value $100-$150 US wines

I am surprised noone has mentioned William and Mary Cabernet . At $110 per bottle including shipping is a great wine. Big dark fruit yet not overipe. Drinks well.young too
Already polished off a few bottles

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