Search found 745 matches

by David Kaufman
April 22nd, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 25
Views: 649

Re: London / Solo Diner

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 4:22 pm
David Kaufman wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 1:42 pm
+1 for Barrafina, especially as a solo diner
Any of the four locations ?
I ate at the Drury Lane location last Fall and it was killer. Great food and atmosphere. All seating is at the bar
by David Kaufman
April 16th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 25
Views: 649

Re: London / Solo Diner

+1 for Barrafina, especially as a solo diner
by David Kaufman
April 9th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Phoenix/Scottsdale Recs
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: Phoenix/Scottsdale Recs

If you have time, the spa at the Montelucia is the best I’ve been to on the planet.

Nearby for drinks check out the Jade Bar at the Sanctuary Resort.

Dinner spots - Virtu, Sel, Lon’s, Mora, Cafe Monarch. All within 10-15 min from the hotel
by David Kaufman
April 6th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Armagac Region SW France
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Armagac Region SW France

Carcassonne is definitely worth a visit. Only an hour from Toulouse on the way to Barca. Cadaques north of Barca near Girona is worth seeing. Dali museum there. Cirque du Gavarnie sw from toulouse in the pyrenees is pretty spectacular. A couple of gorges on the way from toulouse to barca as well - ...
by David Kaufman
April 4th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Pappy Van Winkles- Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: FS: Pappy Van Winkles

What release is the 23?
by David Kaufman
March 28th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Armagac Region SW France
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Armagac Region SW France

Flights and hotels have been booked for Paris and Barcelona (will peruse the forum for ideas on those cities as I imagine there is a wealth of great suggestions). However, looking for any advice from folks that have visited the Armagnac region in SW France near Age/Toulouse as we will be spending 4 ...
by David Kaufman
March 17th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Armagac Region SW France
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Armagac Region SW France

Finalizing plans for our summer family vacation. We will be flying into Paris and spending a few days there before heading to my wife's family country home in the southwestern Auch region (outside of Toulouse). We will stay there for ~4 days (of course a day trip to BDX is in the cards), but we are ...
by David Kaufman
March 15th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NINE SUNS Save the Date
Replies: 26
Views: 1305

Re: NINE SUNS Save the Date

I heard from a friend that the SB pricing is around $80
by David Kaufman
March 13th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NINE SUNS Save the Date
Replies: 26
Views: 1305

NINE SUNS Save the Date

Just received the STD for the spring release of NINE SUNS, including a 2016 Grenache and a 2017 White Wine (100% sauvignon blanc). Never heard or seen of the latter before; wondering what anyone else knows about it? Pricing? Here is the description from the STD: "This 100% Sauvignon Blanc first offe...
by David Kaufman
March 6th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 7539

Re: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread

Bdklein wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 5:58 am
I sent an email asking if they could let me know when I joined the list . I did not ask where I was on the list. Sent a few days ago . No response yet.
Did you ever get a reply?
by David Kaufman
March 3rd, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Park City w/Kids
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Park City w/Kids

Taking the family to Park City for a bit of skiing next week. Staying at Hotel Park City, near intersection of Park Ave and Kearns (looks to be about 2mi from Main Street). Looking for recommendations for dining spots (dinners mostly) that are suitable for children (5 and 7). Bonus points for BYOB a...
by David Kaufman
March 2nd, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Phoenix BYO
Replies: 17
Views: 1684

Re: Phoenix BYO

Just heard about this place today. Have it on the list to try soon https://sapienskitchen.com/ That looks really interesting. I'll give it a try when in the area next week. Question - why can they do BYO when others can't? Is it only available for restaurants that don't have a liquor license? Is th...
by David Kaufman
March 1st, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 15478

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Bdklein wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 4:34 pm
Any east coast shipping fee info?
NorCal to SoCal was $44 per 3-pack plus ~8% tax on top of the shipping charge. East coast probably $60-70+ I’m guessing
by David Kaufman
February 28th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Phoenix BYO
Replies: 17
Views: 1684

Re: Phoenix BYO

Just heard about this place today. Have it on the list to try soon

https://sapienskitchen.com/
by David Kaufman
February 18th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Second Flight Mags?
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Second Flight Mags?

Stumbled upon this 1.5L of 2012 Screagle Second Flight over the weekend. I know plenty of folks on the list (for both the Estate as well as the Flight), but none had ever heard about this before.

Anyone ever come across a large format Second Flight?
sfmag.JPG
by David Kaufman
February 15th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 7539

Re: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread

I signed up in April 2007. Still waiting....12+ years later
by David Kaufman
February 12th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 7539

Re: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread

Do they give anyone a sense of where they are on the list? Several years ago when Patrick was still there he intimated that I was "at the upper percentile of those next in line for advancement." I know he's been gone for a few years and no idea where I stand anymore
by David Kaufman
January 23rd, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (Sold)
Replies: 0
Views: 447

(Sold)

Sold
by David Kaufman
January 21st, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5227

Re: Maybach on Deck

Offering goes live tomorrow!
by David Kaufman
January 20th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 164
Views: 8980

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Tried my 1855 tonight with a bottle of Rivers-Marie Pinot. Loved the weight (a bit heavier than my GG, but part of that is because the stem is slightly thicker). Really pleased with the quality of the glass and the wine showed wonderfully. Would be curious to see where these price out, but assuming ...
by David Kaufman
January 14th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5227

Maybach on Deck

From the save the date email this morning. One of my favorite producers. Who else is buying next week? Greetings from the Winery. With pleasure we announce our upcoming annual release. Time: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 -- NOON (EST) Wines: 2016 Materium Cabernet 2016 Amoenus Cabernet 2017 Eterium Sono...
by David Kaufman
January 11th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 46
Views: 9573

Re: Las Vegas

Going to Catch at Aria this weekend. Can't find anything about their wine list or corkage policy. Anyone been?
by David Kaufman
December 24th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 334

Sold

Sold
by David Kaufman
October 24th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: .
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Re: BTAC & Pappy Bourbon/Rye

Updated for sold
by David Kaufman
October 22nd, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: .
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Re: BTAC & Pappy Bourbon/Rye

Bump, with some new additions
by David Kaufman
October 17th, 2018, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Marcassin Chardonnay
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: 2013 Marcassin Chardonnay

RobertM. wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 10:33 pm
I got an email that my 2012 Pinot Noir is shipping out on October 22nd (weather permitting). I emailed Jennifer regarding the 2013 Chardonnay and she said there is no ETA on it just yet.
Thank you Robert!
by David Kaufman
October 15th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Marcassin Chardonnay
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: 2013 Marcassin Chardonnay

Daniel Kim wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 8:49 am
The 2012 Chardonnay shipped last year. Did you mean the 13?
Yes, thank you. Corrected
by David Kaufman
October 13th, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Marcassin Chardonnay
Replies: 4
Views: 797

2013 Marcassin Chardonnay

The ‘12 Pinot mailer suggested that the 100pt 2013 chardonnnay would be offered in the fall and that shipping for both the Pinot and chard would take place in time for Dungeness crab season. I received word that the pinots will be shipping mid-Nov, but have yet to receive the Chardonnay mailer. Anyo...
by David Kaufman
September 15th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 9147

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

Anyone make it to the active list this year?
by David Kaufman
September 15th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charter Oak in St. Helena
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Charter Oak in St. Helena

I ate lunch there earlier this year and the service was terrible. Sat at the bar and the bartender was unpleasant and rolled his eyes when my wife asked to accommodate an allergy. And I remember it was literally freezing in the restaurant (it was cold outside so as though they didn’t bother to turn ...
by David Kaufman
September 12th, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 9147

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

Had the pleasure of sharing a bottle of the 2015 with Alex at their property earlier this year. It is really fantastic stuff!
by David Kaufman
September 1st, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Value of older Weller 12?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Value of older Weller 12?

Assuming a 750ml, I’d say $150 is a fair valuation. If it has “raised wheat” embossing on the glass, maybe a bit higher.
by David Kaufman
August 30th, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: A Little Bordeaux
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: A Little Bordeaux

BUMP with updates and price reductions
by David Kaufman
August 17th, 2018, 7:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Michters 10yr Rye - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Michters 10yr Rye

Bump
by David Kaufman
August 14th, 2018, 7:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Michters 10yr Rye - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Michters 10yr Rye - SOLD

Take your pick:

2017 Release (usual small hairline crack in wax) - SOLD
2018 Release (perfect) - SOLD

Plus actual shipping cost or you provide a label. Typical WB seller terms apply...
by David Kaufman
August 2nd, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?
Replies: 77
Views: 2608

Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?

1982 Biondi-Santi Riserva from my boss a Xmas
by David Kaufman
July 31st, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: <$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

<$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker

I'm not arguing the truth of your statement, but where in the OP did he say anything about the friend or groomsmen being novices? I didn't see a reason to assume he valued a label, since it wasn't one of the stated criteria. I know the groom is far from a Scotch novice, but I can’t speak to the res...
by David Kaufman
July 28th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: <$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

<$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker

Kris Patten wrote:Balvenie 21 Portwood is one of my absolute favorites, wins my vote.

*we sell Balvenie along with most others listed by OP.
This inspired me to pour a dram of this from my collection. I forgot just how smooth and delicious this is. Great pour; great suggestion
by David Kaufman
July 27th, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: <$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

<$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker

Peter Petersen wrote:Springbank 18 sounds like it’d fit all the criteria.
Only had this once but I recall it was on the peatier side. Is that true or am I misremembering?
by David Kaufman
July 27th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: <$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

<$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker

One of my best friends is getting married next month and the groomsmen want to get a bottle of scotch for us to drink beforehand while we get ready for the event. Here are my criteria: -Must be under $250 -Must NOT be peated -Must NOT be a sherry-bomb (a little sherry is OK) -Must be age stated (fee...
by David Kaufman
July 20th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164513

The Bourbon Thread

Alan - it’s a limited release similar to the RR1998 that came out a few years ago. I think retail is around $300-350. If you don’t buy it for yourself, I’d gladly take it at that price.
by David Kaufman
July 13th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FSOT: Tourneau Classic Guilloche 18K White Gold Automatic Watch
Replies: 6
Views: 957

FSOT: Tourneau Classic Guilloche 18K White Gold Automatic Watch

Will take no kids in trade as I have enough of those already, but will consider wine/champagne/whisky!
by David Kaufman
July 10th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FSOT: Tourneau Classic Guilloche 18K White Gold Automatic Watch
Replies: 6
Views: 957

FSOT: Tourneau Classic Guilloche 18K White Gold Automatic Watch

Received this as a gift from a good friend with a deep luxury watch collection. Case and band are in excellent condition, and I just had it in for a routine service/cleaning about 90 days ago. Condition: Excellent (there is a tiny speck of dust or similar b/w the 9 and 10 on the face -- see pics) Mo...
by David Kaufman
July 8th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: .
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Bump

Bump
by David Kaufman
July 8th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: .
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

William L Weller & Thomas H Handy - BTAC Bourbon/Rye

Bump with a Pappy thrown in the mix
by David Kaufman
June 26th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Macy's NYC Fireworks 7/4
Replies: 22
Views: 669

Macy's NYC Fireworks 7/4

Thanks for all the advice here. We are still trying to decide if it’s worth fighting the crowds or just watching it with friends/family on their couch (on tv)
by David Kaufman
June 16th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: David Kaufman A+++ Seller
Replies: 1
Views: 176

David Kaufman A+++ Seller

Thanks Mike.

I echo these same sentiments for Mike. He bought from me and paid instantly and was very communicative the whole time!

Go to advanced search