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by Brent C l a y t o n
June 22nd, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)
Replies: 19
Views: 650

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)

Hate hate hate that he uses oak on the Chenin. Needs another year or two to burn off the oak. I had one in March/April.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16166
Views: 382336

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I am not a big fan of Revision based on what I've had.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.

Tablas also has a big nursery arm and they sell cuttings of the Beaucastel clones. I grafted a few vines when I visited!
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 44
Views: 625

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Edson, I think the consensus would be that Heady Topper is the 'OG' Hazy IPA and 10-12 years ago they were the only game in town. Little by little that has changed. I wouldn't argue that the west coast stuff is better as any Monkish I've had has been amazing. I'm not really into cross country tradin...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2023

Re: DELETE THREAD

That Bella Callia is some good shit!
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2023

Re: DELETE THREAD

Who's got their finger on the button?
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 20th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 44
Views: 625

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

It's hard to keep track. So many options in NYC. Usually I just make the rounds to my trusted beer shops, try a few new things on draft and pluck some cans to go. If you look at the general beer thread, I just loaded up on Root + Branch. Some regular go to's: Other Half Finback Hudson Valley (sour I...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 20th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.

Great stuff. Do they still have the 'original' vines lining the front walkway?
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 19th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1347

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

I've met Gary several times while hanging with Adam Lee. The estate wines were always a bit over the top for me. I generally prefer the wines from people who source their fruit. I drink very little CA Pinot these days, and when I do it's generally Santa Barbara or Sonoma Coast producers.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 15th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse

I don't remember the name of the one Dan sells but I know I've bought it before when I was in retail. My company represents Charles Gonnet from Savoie and the 2018 Mondeuse is bangin'. But will it really catch on? I don't know but it's a great fit in that middle range for a chillable red in warm wea...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 13th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA vs NAPA wine
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: WA vs NAPA wine

I think NAPA has better auto parts, but I could be wrong.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 13th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2112

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Brett Favre.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 12th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16166
Views: 382336

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Root + Branch releases including a Hudson Valley Collab.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 12th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16166
Views: 382336

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Does not suck.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 8th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA-Montelena Large Formats
Replies: 1
Views: 627

PSA-Montelena Large Formats

An interesting offer from Marty’s.

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Nap ... YXjTiCVE_o

I don’t think they ship, but if they’re opening up the library it would be worth a trip to pick up your bottles!
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 8th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Four Seasons.......poof!
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Four Seasons.......poof!

Nothing like a random link with no context from Victor! champagne.gif champagne.gif pepsi This place unfortunately was a disaster from the start. Tons of money sunk into the space, bad reviews upon opening, sex harassment allegations against the owner/host. I'm not surprised at all that they're clos...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 8th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 53
Views: 2519

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Lanessan is always a fantastic value. I guess the subtext here is quality/style variation based on the vintage?
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 29th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scout and Cellar?
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: Scout and Cellar?

LOL you must be from Texas. My condolences. It's a bullshit Ponzi scheme and the wines suck. You will never get your money's worth, it's about filling the pockets of the sellers.
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 29th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1535

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

If you have to buy off the wine list and it sucks, what's the point?
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 22nd, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA: Bonavita Brewer on sale
Replies: 0
Views: 661

PSA: Bonavita Brewer on sale

This looks like a good deal. No affiliation. https://drop.com/buy/bonavita-8-cup-carafe-connoisseur-brewer-bv1901ts?utm_placement=0&referer=UJEKAM&mode=guest_open&utm_campaign=Automated%20Daily%20Promotional%202019-05-22&utm_source=SparkPost&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily%20Promotional&utm_content=...
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 13th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Turley WhiteCoat '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Hmmm..

Yeah, been there, done that. Try some Rhône varieties from Santa Barbara! Hmmmm...wonder why it never occurred to me to try any of those?? [snort.gif] Tom Tom, that was a general comment, I know I don’t need to point you in any particular direction. Thanks for taking one for the team and letting me...
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 13th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Maturing Craft Beer Market
Replies: 43
Views: 886

Re: The Maturing Craft Beer Market

Just to flesh out the local issue with Weyerbacher: Their taproom is yuuge off a major interstate so getting to-from is a bit of a thing even if you’re local. They’ve changed the PA laws to allow taprooms to essentially function as bars now. They can serve their beer on premise and do growler/crowle...
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 8th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Turley WhiteCoat '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: TN: Turley WhiteCoat '16...(short/boring)

Yeah, been there, done that. Try some Rhône varieties from Santa Barbara!
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 25th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?

Paul H Galli wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 10:27 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 9:44 pm
They do their thing we do ours.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_(unit)
Then why does French wine use 750ml as their standard?

TTT
[shrug.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 19th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sending bottles home from Napa
Replies: 36
Views: 1202

Re: Sending bottles home from Napa

I'd caution you to make a list of the things you're thinking about buying before you go and checking the pricing at local retail. There are always unique things at the wineries when you visit, but you may be able to get a better deal locally than cellar door price for known wines from bigger winerie...
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 13th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

Peter! There is a great crew in Westchester and I think you'll be happy there. Hopefully more of the locals will chime in with answers for you. The Metro North express to/from White Plains is about 30 minutes, and Greenwich isn't more than 30-45. I don't think you'll find it difficult to access the ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 8th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: aging Aubert Chardonnays?
Replies: 32
Views: 1657

Re: aging Aubert Chardonnays?

What the f*ck is this and why is it in WineTalk?
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 1st, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 147332

Re: Official Costco Thread

I had to go get a tire at the Oceanside NY location. Their liquor store had some Kirkland brand stuff. I picked up a liter of the 7 year TN bourbon for $30 plus tax. Seems like a pretty good deal. It has a nutty flavor that makes me think George Dickel. I also saw a 20 year old Speyside Single Malt ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 1st, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coz it's time for Cos
Replies: 14
Views: 1381

Re: Coz it's time for Cos

Sorry just catching up to this. It was a fun dinner! Another consensus from the group was that while Cos is very good to excellent with consistency, there was no truly outstanding 'WOW' wine in the bunch. The wines are great, they deliver, but none among them had that extra level of punch provided b...
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 18th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 1071

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: 1053

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: 14558

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 deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2502

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: 1050

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: 3138

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: 936

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: 1999

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: 3138

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: 1999

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: 1999

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: 2344

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: 1353

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: 12
Views: 428

Re: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?

They do their thing we do ours.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_(unit)

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