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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: 827

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: 1044

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: 1885

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: 16153
Views: 381498

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: 16153
Views: 381498

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: 587

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: 432

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: 48
Views: 1884

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: 704

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: 1507

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: 557

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: 871

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: 423

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: 1196

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: 721

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: 1655

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: 1345
Views: 145809

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: 1380

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: 1056

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: 1048

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: 14467

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: 2495

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: 3134

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: 929

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: 1990

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: 3134

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: 1990

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: 1990

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: 2325

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: 1349

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: 423

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, 12:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him
Replies: 15
Views: 1042

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: 283

Re: Sherry dinner NYC Tuesday 1/22

It was awesome.
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: 768

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: 1215
Views: 63389

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: 3134

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: 1062

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: 724

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: 1062

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: 1354

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

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