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by Brent C l a y t o n
March 18th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Re: Amalfi in March

Dennis,

If you have some free time in Salerno and want to see some local beer, check out BAI.

https://www.facebook.com/bai.salerno/
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 15th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Natty wine / unusual varietal tasting group NYC?
Replies: 28
Views: 831

Re: Natty wine / unusual varietal tasting group NYC?

Did you inquire about stems?

By the looks of the menu I doubt they have anything good. You might want to bring your own.

I might be a last minute possible add, but I will have to check in on Monday.
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 14th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine101 Feature: Thoughts on Closeouts/Web Specials on Wine?
Replies: 23
Views: 13976

Re: Wine101 Feature: Thoughts on Closeouts/Web Specials on Wine?

Kirk, Thanks but I have no idea what makes your comment relevant. I'm glad you had some great luck with your bargain purchases. That was my point. Wines are dumped for many reasons, the least of which is a supplier selling off wine they already know is spoiled in some way. I'm not sure what your pos...
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 14th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 83
Views: 1432

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

I like the 'rules' of this offline!

George, can I tip off a friend who just moved there about this event?
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 7th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk about Sherry
Replies: 27
Views: 949

Re: Let's talk about Sherry

Heh heh, like most things Sherry I previously missed this thread. Thanks for the 2000 Valdespino Jay! It was stellar and by far the WOTN. So far as I know it's the only anada Valdespino has released though I'd be happy to be corrected on that if someone knows of another. I tried it at Sherryfest and...
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 5th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 86
Views: 2606

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

Sorry to miss Ken, but yay Michael!

I originally thought this was going to me mostly newbies, but the group has definitely gone OG.
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 5th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycled uses for OWC’s
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Recycled uses for OWC’s

My DRC OWC 12 pack cases are great for CD’s, remember those? Port Boxes for LP’s.
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 4th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1715

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

This is the answer for Washington DC. There are also 50 states with 50 different answers. In some states, like MD, it may not even be the state's ABC answer, but rather each individual county's answer. In some places it could even be up to the municipality. This is the Answer, as official as it gets...
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 4th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 86
Views: 2606

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

Ben Oberto dropped last minute.

I have a slot open for somebody if you can make it last minute.
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 3rd, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1715

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

I do it with respect to virtually any bottle I bring where I think there may be sediment in the bottle. So, older reds - not whites or younger reds. Ditto I agree, nothing worse than a muddled older bottle with shaken up sediment at a dinner. However my desire to open and decant prior is certainly ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 3rd, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1715

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

When we last discussed this I expressed concern about driving with an open container. The consensus was that I was paranoid but I remain concerned. I don’t see the benefit outweighing (the admittedly slight) risk. I’ll drink wines that need decanting at home or drop them off in advance. Put it in t...
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 3rd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2125

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

Joe,

There are a lot more producers in the Nuits, it's a fairly large area. You should do some more exploring.

Gouges is another top tier producer you should investigate.

There are many, many others.
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 1st, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa County Legal Question: Tasting Rooms
Replies: 22
Views: 1240

Re: Napa County Legal Question: Tasting Rooms

Are you trying to earn your Zuccarino Junior G-Man Badge, Bill?
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 21st, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?

They do their thing we do ours.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_(unit)
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 21st, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 381
Views: 21843

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Mark Y wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 2:05 pm
"Ray’s great-great-grand father, Louis Walker, fought in the Civil War for Kentucky’s Company 48 Mounted Infantry, signing up for duty the same day that the battle of Gettysburg began. Louis’ father, James, was in the War of 1812".

that's pretty cool Ancestry.com stuff?
#stolenvalor
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 21st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him

To paraphrase what I said on a friend’s page about this: He seemed to be so caught up in the excess that he didn’t know how bad he really was. I have several friends in the industry who have sobered up in the past year and others who are being more open regarding issues like anxiety and depression, ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 20th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Sherry dinner NYC Tuesday 1/22
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Sherry dinner NYC Tuesday 1/22

It was awesome.
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 20th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 381
Views: 21843

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Phew! There’s just not enough popcorn in the world. Two Periods of Bruins Hockey I’ll never get back. Ray, I’m not a client or owed wine. I was ready to go all in on 2009 though and I got laid off from my job. Best thing that ever happened to me. I’m pretty late here and most of what I could say has...
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 19th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 29 - Exception
Replies: 24
Views: 611

Re: Tesseron Cognac Lot 29 - Exception

A couple clarifications: My understanding is that each expression was meant to offer a different style, it’s not just the age. So yes, you may like one but not another in the line. 5-7 years ago, due to increased international demand and dwindling amaounts of aged juice, they jacked pricing on all t...
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 13th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1202
Views: 61688

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I used Mike's current dough recipe this week to make some calzones. I had dough for two nights, but I used it fairly fresh. I would have liked it to sit for 4 days. I'm also going to amp up the yeast a tick on the next round and see what happens.
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 13th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 86
Views: 2606

Re: 7th Annual DiFara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019

Put down that I will bring a Saxum magnum since there are going to be 20 people, and everyone is going to want a taste of the Saxum. My plan is the 2010 Saxum Paderewski Magnum so long as I still have it and it is not a data entry error. I will check. Ugh. Not everyone wants to taste your Saxum. Ca...
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 12th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is out of state retailer charging me their states sales tax?
Replies: 20
Views: 1009

Re: Why is out of state retailer charging me their states sales tax?

Therefore the answer Robert. We always had some bs clause for online/shipping orders referencing title passes to owner in NY, sales tax is collected. I'm surprised that you've never seen it before. Also, I guess my Amazon reference proves your point more than mine wrt what sales tax is collected. So...
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 12th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oxy Duress
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: Oxy Duress

haha I thought this was a thread on the village and its limitations.
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 12th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is out of state retailer charging me their states sales tax?
Replies: 20
Views: 1009

Re: Why is out of state retailer charging me their states sales tax?

This has been the norm for years. Do you use Amazon? You should be happy they can still ship to you considering the current climate. Maybe I should clarify. Read the fine print. This is alcohol. Delivered in NY so NY gets sales tax. If you choose to ship that's on you. I haven't heard this kind of l...
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 12th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Ray Walker
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: Burgundy: Ray Walker

Translate?

Edit: Nevermind.

newhere

Let's just get this out of the way: Let's use this thread to discuss the worst winemaker in Burgundy, ever.

pepsi
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 29th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: German Wine Lovers, NYC?
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: German Wine Lovers, NYC?

Also interested when available. The best strategy for starting a group is to have a mailing list of a few dozen, knowing that your target is a group of 8-12 for each tasting. People will opt in/out based on theme and date, but you can usually get a quorum. That way you can toggle through different t...
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 29th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?
Replies: 48
Views: 2797

Re: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?

Jim Stewart wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 8:54 am
Good, cheap Sangiovese? At the risk of excommunication, I am going to suggest a test drive of Da Vinci "regular" Chianti. I have not had it in several years but it used to be a good, cheap Sangiovese. FWIW.
DaVinci= Gallo. I'll get the paperwork started on your excommunication. [snort.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 28th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?
Replies: 48
Views: 2797

Re: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?

There are definitely values in Chianti and Rosso di Montalcino. I really love Sangiovese di Romagna Riserva for that price, but it is a different clone and expression, closer to Brunello in terms of fruit. Umberto Cesari is a sentimental favorite. I sell this wine now, but la Rasina actually makes a...
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 17th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?
Replies: 32
Views: 1481

Re: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?

Most people's basements in the northeast are perfectly fine for passive cellaring. When I lived in Boston my grandparents' basement in Newton Centre was my de-facto cellar. Until they relocated last year, when I moved to NYC it was my parents' house in Jersey. Now I'm paying a bunch of money to Morr...
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 17th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 95
Views: 2259

Re: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?

f*ck you Todd. neener [berserker.gif] [snort.gif] It's been a great opportunity to meet people from all over, meet some new winemakers, and attend some amazingly fun events. As an ITB'er I appreciate the freedom we have here to chat and not be called out for shilling (as long as we aren't). It's the...
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 15th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?
Replies: 32
Views: 1481

Re: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?

If you weren't old enough to drink when WB was established, that would certainly put you in the young category. newhere [berserker.gif] A brief history: There are people here who just met in person and formed wine tasting/dinner groups that predate the internet, and early adopters go back to Prodigy...
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 13th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?
Replies: 29
Views: 1905

Re: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?

I can't speak to Cornas. But the new Australia is the old Australia. There are still a bunch of great classic properties out there and the wines are readily available. The 'Next' thing that is happening in Australia is a change in style by the new generation. Lots of carbonic maceration, pet nat, co...
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 8th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bargain Champagne
Replies: 64
Views: 2888

Re: Best Bargain Champagne

I forgot about a new one, JM Labruyere Grand Cru Prologue for $40. 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 7th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bargain Champagne
Replies: 64
Views: 2888

Re: Best Bargain Champagne

Duc de Romet has been my go to in recent years. Sold by Skurnik so has a pretty wide national availability. Made by Jean-Baptiste Geffroy and 75% Meunier/25% Pinot Noir. It's a Negoce wine but the quality is there and can be found for as little as $25-30 depending on local pricing. Recently I've bee...
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 4th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores
Replies: 52
Views: 3188

Re: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores

Hey! For everyone complaining about Zachy's, just a heads up that board member Ian Dorin has taken over the retail operations. Best wishes to him, maybe he can fix some of these problems! As for Morrell, Eric Guido is the buyer and the Morrell family no longer has any direct involvement in the busin...
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 4th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Storage / Domaine Storage New York
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: NYC Storage / Domaine Storage New York

Daniel,

Are you talking about VWW? I have not heard that. I will ask Eric and Ronnie. It's possible they just cut out Saturday hours for the busy retail season.
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 4th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Storage / Domaine Storage New York
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: NYC Storage / Domaine Storage New York

I live about a 10min drive from Vintage Wine Warehouse so it's kind of a no-brainer for me. My uncle stores with Domaine, and has had his wine there since they were still Acker.
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 4th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 or 1994 Forman Cabernet - which to open now?
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: 1993 or 1994 Forman Cabernet - which to open now?

A '95 I opened back in May/June was youthful. I'd definitely go with the 93. I don't think though that it's a 'much better' year than '94. It was just rated higher and we know what that means. 93 to me is extremely underrated, but I don't think there's much left because everyone was drinking these y...
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 3rd, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 1990 Vintage
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: 1990 Vintage

Eric Ifune wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Garnet in NYC are a couple.
Nope Nope Nope.

Garnet in NYC has been in decline for a couple of years now, new owners and most of the old stuff is gone.

Try Chambers & Flatiron in NYC and BPW and Benchmark in CA.
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 1st, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!
Replies: 61
Views: 3000

Re: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!

What's up Greg!

It's been a while.
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 1st, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Re: Amalfi in March

Walt, Go south to the Cilento. You won't regret it. I was there in 2016. Some things to Google: Castellabate Cilento National Park Paestum Greco Roman ruins Agropoli Tenuta Vannulo Buffalo Mozzarella farm San Salvatore Winery (best buffalo milk gelato) they also have a tasting room in Salerno a few ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
December 20th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 86
Views: 2606

Re: 7th Annual DiFara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019

Dan,

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