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by Brent C l a y t o n
October 17th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Fox (PC) Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3341

Re: John Fox (PC) Update

Can he have his sentence reduced for 'good behavior?'
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 15th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 619
Views: 65400

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

We had a great dinner at Nice Matin last week. Always no corkage on Monday, and they have a great table for 8-10 that works for wine dinners. We had 2 courses and split some desserts and the food and tax was only like $60pp. We left a big tip.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 12th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter

Blanton's currently retails in NYC for $100-130 on the reg. Another one I will source if I feel the need.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 12th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter

High West Midwinter Nights Dram is ~$100 retail in NYC. I don't recall it being that good. [shrug.gif] I would rather work with undesirables from TX who can still buy various Weller bottlings off the shelf for under $40 and have them ship. That said, I have a decent strategic reserve holding so I re...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 11th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6339

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Grape Eugenics [help.gif] [help.gif] [help.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 11th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2515

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

Whatever you choose to do in terms of your opening windows, you will learn something about aging wine and what your preferences are! [cheers.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 3rd, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st All Full !!
Replies: 55
Views: 2242

Re: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :please post wines

Monday 10/21 is Patriots at Jets, I'm surprised Jay hadn't mentioned this already.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 22nd, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 White Cottage Ranch Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: TN: 1997 White Cottage Ranch Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

This was out there on the cheap back in the day. I’m glad it held up well!
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 21st, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Puzzled by Pale Ales
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: Puzzled by Pale Ales

Richard, I'd say you're about 5 years behind the curve. The hazy style has been around for at least a decade and has been really hot the last 5 years or so. It's been really big in the northeast but has spread all over the country. I am not a big Tired Hands fan and I think their sours and farmhouse...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 8th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 89
Views: 9120

Re: $3000 bottle

Can someone explain the background/relevancy of "Todd?" Todd Anderson, son of Gus & Phyllis, owner of Conn Valley Vineyards, who started his own mega-premium side project Ghost Horse about 15 years ago. Though from what I'm reading in this thread the Jancis article seems to reference the other guy,...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 8th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Wine Warehouse in NY
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Vintage Wine Warehouse in NY

I store my wine there as does Mikhail L. (The Count). I live less than 10min away so easy in/out for me. Of course they offer full services for intake and pickup/delivery in NYC. They're not the cheapest in the area but you will not be disappointed. Note: This is not a 'shop', it's the storage/logis...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 8th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 1706

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Victor,

You don't have an avocado tree in your rooftop garden?
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 28
Views: 834

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

David,

You know better, but what I've had has been pretty meh, both from Richter and other producers.

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by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2368

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Well, if this *is* the thread, how about an update for confirmed venue, date and time?
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 28
Views: 834

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

2016 is a meh vintage. *I work for one of their distributors and sell the wine* but that said even before I worked for the distributor I always considered them one of the best values in the Mosel and the 2018's are impressive.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2984

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

This thread has gone on way too long and is becoming and eggistential threat. [drinkers.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 22nd, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

The organized chaos is not as fun as it used to be. Fewer people and more focused themes tend to be more enjoyable.

Let’s face it, for certain individuals/groups it’s also about being with the ‘right’ people and the ‘right’ bottles.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 18th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 36
Views: 2414

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

I just checked the Blue Jays Schedule--The Indians are in town Fri-Sun and the Red Sox follow Mon-Wed! Looks like I'll be planning my stay into the following week.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 18th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Astralis
Replies: 20
Views: 1620

Re: Astralis

It's a polarizing wine, which does seem strange considering its provenance. I've never been a fan. I've had several 90's vintages and 2001, though all when they were quite young.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 18th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 36
Views: 2414

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

LGA<-->YYZ tix to book right now for this date are more expensive than current fare. Any tips on finding a cheap flight? Set an alert on google flight. No need to keep checking. This is interesting. I don't fly much so am not sufficiently tech savvy. But It's about a week too early to set a reminde...
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 18th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 108
Views: 5280

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

I agree. Robert Kacher would be a better bet for him as an importer to check out. Wrongo Dongo. Bobby is retired, and the 'Robert Kacher' portfolio as you know it is essentially gone. There are a few properties still hanging on with Domaine Select which carry his name and label, but most of the gre...
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 18th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 619
Views: 65400

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Booked for Sojourn Wednesday and $25 corkage confirmed.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 16th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 619
Views: 65400

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Oh snap. Just checked in to see about options similar to Sutton Inn. Sad it’s gone.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 15th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?
Replies: 21
Views: 1017

Re: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?

No love for Premier Cru? newhere
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 14th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pouring In Nantucket? (Needs a MA Distributor?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: Pouring In Nantucket? (Needs a MA Distributor?)

What Hardy said.

Can you do some sort of handshake/wink-nod deal with the venue to just pour the wine if you ship it in privately?
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 14th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2018

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

If regular shipping is $40-50 anyway, and you live in a place like south Florida which is not good for shipping year round, the upcharge, particularly for a high ticket wine like Spottswoode, sounds well worth it. Not when the final leg is on a truck without refer. I negates the whole process if th...
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 14th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2018

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

I don't know why more wineries don't utilize them... shipping door to door $70/case. If regular shipping is $40-50 anyway, and you live in a place like south Florida which is not good for shipping year round, the upcharge, particularly for a high ticket wine like Spottswoode, sounds well worth it.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 13th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2984

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

This thread is not all that it's cracked up to be.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 13th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2368

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

I could eat. Let's see how this shapes up.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 11th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig 18 Rye
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Whistle Pig 18 Rye

It's price listed in NY but I haven't seen it on shelves yet. I only know what I know from social media posts by WhistlePig peeps. RE: Pricing--$399 retail would be normal markup based on cost but I expect to see it on shelves closer to $500 here because why not? That's the current trend with limite...
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 11th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 36
Views: 2414

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

LGA<-->YYZ tix to book right now for this date are more expensive than current fare. Any tips on finding a cheap flight?
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 8th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...
Replies: 21
Views: 1117

Re: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...

We are a good three years into liquor barrel aged wines. Yuck.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 28th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5565

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 4:29 pm
[training.gif] updates from Jay’s!
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 27th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5565

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 4:29 pm
[training.gif] updates from Jay’s!
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 27th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5565

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

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by Brent C l a y t o n
July 24th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9817

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Just catching up to this, very unfortunate. RIP Alan.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 15th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Donnhoff wines 2018 through Pluckwines.com
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: PSA - Donnhoff wines 2018 through Pluckwines.com

Next time maybe try posting a link or the proper website address.

https://www.pluckywines.com/websearch_r ... w=donnhoff
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 15th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 37
Views: 2435

Re: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

Go south to the Cilento and you won't be disappointed. Positano and Amalfi are super-touristy. The best seafood I had in Amalfi was the cuoppo fritto misto.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 15th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boston Retail Scene?
Replies: 34
Views: 2011

Re: Boston Retail Scene?

Thread drift - Just got back from 10 days in the Berkshires suffering through the adverse effects of no BYO. You can't bring your own wine to a restaurant, so there is no incentive for the restaurant to exert any effort to have a good wine list. Yes, I know, the lists at Blantyre and The Inn on the...
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 15th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boston Retail Scene?
Replies: 34
Views: 2011

Re: Boston Retail Scene?

Gordon's does a great job with their emails also. It's easy to stay on top of the latest offers.

If you're working downtown, go to Federal Wine on State St and introduce yourself to Len.

Also, go eat at Troquet and get friendly with Chris Campbell.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 12th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Penfolds Yattarna chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: 2016 Penfolds Yattarna chardonnay

The 1996 was $69.99 and I thought that was expensive!
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 12th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1357

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

I hope wine regions everywhere disallow growing of cannabis. It makes zero sense to be using land, water, and human resources that compete with high end grape growing. This is an arbitrary argument that could easily be used in reverse. In fact, I think there are probably far more cannabis consumers...
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 10th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Is CT free?
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: Is CT free?

Sigh.
deadhorse
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 9th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Berlin food reccos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Berlin food reccos?

Doesn't board member Martin Zwick do something in Berlin?
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 9th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wines from NC to NY
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Shipping wines from NC to NY

90's highs and mid-high 70's lows, plus high humidity in the whole corridor; pretty much the worst possible conditions to ship wine in this week.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 9th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wines from NC to NY
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Shipping wines from NC to NY

I'd send a PM to Matt Hartley...
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 8th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Flannery "rich blend" cooking question
Replies: 16
Views: 1786

Re: Flannery "rich blend" cooking question

Alan,

The obvious answer here is to not use this blend. It doesn't seem to work for the level of doneness you prefer. I haven't checked the recipe of this blend, but get one with more meat and less fat.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 7th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 473
Views: 89210

Re: Philadelphia, PA

We tried to book many of the top choices for Saturday but everything is already booked! I'm a little surprised all the top restaurants are totally packed on a Saturday in July. We have a reservation for Helm, the BYO on 5th St not the full bar location. Any tips/info/suggestions? ***EDIT*** We moved...

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