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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: 22
Views: 645

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: 77
Views: 1584

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: 22
Views: 645

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: 1814

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: 51
Views: 1938

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: 51
Views: 1938

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: 3002

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: 1230

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: 1230

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: 293

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: 474

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: 57
Views: 2429

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: 10
Views: 269

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: 7th Annual DiFara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 731

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

Dan,

Please add:
Christian Galliani
Danielle Oteri
Ben Oberto
by Brent C l a y t o n
December 18th, 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Help with Bitters
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Help with Bitters

Dashfire is awesome. Yes I represent them. But he makes small batches of hand picked infusions. Available on Amazon. It seems like you search on one but you can toggle through the various options. Around 20 flavors though all may not be available. You could also search local stores for them. https:/...
by Brent C l a y t o n
December 18th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check:Getwineonline.com
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Retailer check:Getwineonline.com

I can't speak to what they offer online, but this is a solid brick-and-mortar store in New Rochelle NY and a couple of former coworkers were buyers there.
by Brent C l a y t o n
December 16th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)
Replies: 34
Views: 844

Re: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)

Hi,

Just chiming in here as my parents are now just south of Raleigh in Clayton, and I will be in town a few times a year and would like to start exploring the area.
by Brent C l a y t o n
December 1st, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dallas Offline - Post Your Notes Here
Replies: 36
Views: 1300

Re: Dallas Offline - Post Your Notes Here

Nice to see Jose down there preaching the Sherry Gospel!
by Brent C l a y t o n
December 1st, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice
Replies: 109
Views: 2310

Re: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice

Greg nailed it right here. ^^^
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Why would you buy 375 to age 10-20 years? Makes no sense.
Muy 83, 88, and 89 Sauternes are doing just fine thank you very much. [berserker.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6327

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

I would join. Having just organized a slew of offlines in NYC (see the offline thread), some things to be aware of: certain restaurants are only 1 bottle per 2 people, etc. Don't have time this second for restaurant suggestions, but I have been able to get 1 bottle/person at Batard just a few weeks...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: John Fox - emails and address
Replies: 9
Views: 2414

Re: John Fox - emails and address

How exactly could WG shame him any more than the public record already has? 🤔
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6327

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

Jason,

My apologies, I was not aware of your affiliation. It would be a pleasure to break bread and share some wine with you. Many thanks for your efforts!
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6327

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

JG Salazar wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:38 am
JasonHernandez wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:21 am
I’m interested in attending.

Jason Hernandez
[wow.gif]
Ya might as well make your first post a memorable one... pepsi newhere [smileyvault-ban.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6327

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

CliftonD wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 10:15 am
The Eddy, Batard (limit 1 per couple), and Aureole have no corkage on Mondays as well. And I love Wu's Wonton King.
I might be able to nudge the Batard limit to 1 bottle pp.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6327

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

The Musket Room has a Michelin Star and no corkage Monday. Not sure if the NZ theme is too close to home. They also have a private room. The somm is a cool dude.

EDIT: I would like to attend.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 8th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 3100

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

Get a job in the weed business so you have some money to spend.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 7th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Library Pass- Game Changer
Replies: 152
Views: 11832

Re: Wine Library Pass- Game Changer

Brandon,

Where do you live?

This thread was started in 2015. Not sure what WL is up to these days with shipping but it's getting tougher to ship to many states from a retailer, so it might not be worth it.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 5th, 2018, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Wine Estates Acquires Qupé
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Vintage Wine Estates Acquires Qupé

larry schaffer wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 10:43 am

I just wish the best for Bob and his staff moving forward.
This.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 5th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 51
Views: 1451

Re: Boston Dining

Always Always Always when at Troquet ask if they have any last bottle or 'scratch and dent' deals off the list. Chris always has some random stuff hanging around, or maybe something from a new acquisition that just arrived. I haven't been in years now but from the start on Comm Ave the brilliance of...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 5th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great customer service from K&L wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1817

Re: Great customer service from K&L wines

c fu wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 2:52 pm

I have all of Todd's dirty laundry, i'm here forever!

He makes me wash them cause i'm chinese.
What's your secret?
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 31st, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?
Replies: 23
Views: 947

Re: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?

M.Kaplan wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 1:38 pm
It is good for sanitizing a wound. Or an injection site.
I knew a bartender who used to clean his marble bar top with Belvedere. [snort.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 31st, 2018, 7:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Visiting NYC - Offline 9th/10th/11th Nov
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Visiting NYC - Offline 9th/10th/11th Nov

It's La Fete du Champagne weekend.

A few people may be occupied with that.

http://www.lafeteduchampagne.com/programtickets-2018/

I might be interested in something low key on Sunday.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 30th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 4471

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

Tom,

Hang in there, but don't tune out all of the unpleasant advice. Altering some of your approach (and maybe changing your profile pic) could help.

Lyle should have warned you about this place before you took the plunge!
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 25th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pergole Torte Riserva 1990 Magnum -- FAKE or REAL?
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: Pergole Torte Riserva 1990 Magnum -- FAKE or REAL?

Yeah I don't think you can make a proclamation one way or the other just based on these pictures of the capsule. Need to see the label.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 18th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage

Victor Hong wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 8:22 am
I was in Pennsylvania to visit the Pollyanna Pennsylvania Poster (Andy R.).
grouphug [training.gif] [berserker.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 18th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Why do old Macallan 18's sell for so much ?
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Why do old Macallan 18's sell for so much ?

Well, if I'd held on to those cases of Macallan 18 from the late 90's/early 2000's that I used as my house scotch since it was $40 a bottle, what would they be worth? They were 73-74-75-76-77 vintages. When they sold in 1999, and the shakeup through about 2001 in the retail chain, they were dumping ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 18th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Water-filled wine bottles in storage
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Water-filled wine bottles in storage

Put other stuff in there. Liquor, soda, bottled water, olive oil, anything you want to store and could have at a lower temp. Saves the labor of collecting/filling wine bottles. I would say that given your location and conditions you are a prime example of a person for whom it might be worth a little...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 18th, 2018, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage

Not very convenient to Bucks but does *** still run a facility in South Jersey? ***** I would not specify this facility, as PLCB officials can monitor Pennsylvania residents who use it to buy or hold wine outside of the state, for in-state consumption. Victor have you been caught recently bringing ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 18th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jame Cote Rotie 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1491

Re: Jame Cote Rotie 2015

Jasmin?
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 11th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2041
Views: 190742

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

R. Smith wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 5:48 pm
Ray is now trying his hand at acting: https://www.instagram.com/raywalkeract/
Separated at birth?
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 11th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside
Replies: 43
Views: 1353

Re: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

I love Evil Twin and Stillwater but have never seen anything with low ABV, I will have to look closer. I have never been a big Allagash fan. Firestone Walker is not available here, I think Southern Tier is so I will check it out. Bell's is my favorite brewery but I have never had the Pooltime, I us...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 24th, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 569
Views: 52927

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

Those aren't wines I'd want to drink with the food at Avra. [scratch.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 22nd, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR ever
Replies: 59
Views: 3014

Re: Worst QPR ever

Alan Eden wrote:
September 21st, 2018, 9:58 pm
Is Screaming Eagle poor value ?
I know i would pay release price to try it
Especially if they let me chopper in to pick it up.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 11th, 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine
Replies: 83
Views: 3540

Re: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine

Ian Dorin wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 12:45 pm
I also bought way too much 2015 Red Burgundy, 2014 White Burgundy and 2013 Barolo, and refuse to touch those.
That's a nice problem to have.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 10th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine
Replies: 83
Views: 3540

Re: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine

Especially during the summer I'm drinking more cocktails and beer because I don't want to open a bottle and waste it. With our first few days down to 60 degrees in a long time, it was nice to have some red wine this weekend. I can't just run out and grab an everyday bottle in my neighborhood. Select...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 9th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2041
Views: 190742

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Ray needs to contact Alex Jones and get some air time.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 7th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)
Replies: 121
Views: 5886

Re: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)

I got sucked into a buy 2 get 1 offer from La Colombe last weekend so I'm stocked with some of their blends for the next month or two. I'm still pretty loyal to George Howell, I picked up a couple bags when I was in Boston at the beginning of August. There are so many places in Manhattan where I can...

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