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by Bdklein
December 8th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I’m afraid to try these !!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: I’m afraid to try these !!!!

Kelly Walker wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 11:30 am
I would love to try. I am an extreme heat freak. Been eating ghost pepper cheese. Not for the faint. Looking forward to my first batch of reaper pickled eggs that are about ready. 🔥
If you’re ever in the NY area ... .

I stick to the hot and spicy, and horseradish.
by Bdklein
December 8th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I’m afraid to try these !!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 181

I’m afraid to try these !!!!

Not sure if they would burn more on the way in or the way out .
by Bdklein
December 7th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 515
Views: 53158

Re: Official WTSO thread

cjsadler wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 10:30 am
mattcitrang wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 9:30 am
This is up again - Grand Cru Rosé Champagne NV Nicolas Maillart $29.99 free ship on 3 or more.
Anyone popped one of these? Seems like a great deal.
We have and liked it. Would repurchase.
by Bdklein
November 30th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 202
Views: 13696

Re: Long Island

Great! These works perfectly and 3 out of 4 are open. Pace's has free 1st bottle corkage fee. After 1st it is $25 with no bottle limit. Let me know how it goes. Have eaten at 3 of 4 and they are good IMO (not Insignia). Went to Pace's. Food was good. Had a table in the lounge area because no space ...
by Bdklein
November 30th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 1296

Re: time to talk turkey

This is my bird . 32 pounds .Got it from a local butcher shop that we use . First time getting a full turkey from them (did get do a half spatchcock turkey earlier this year that was great). Turkey is organic , free range, and not frozen. From Amish country in Pennsylvania . Put onion , orange, and...
by Bdklein
November 28th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 365
Views: 18876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Sh@n A wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 9:00 am
For those that were unable to participate, I can trim a couple bottles at my cost to you. For pick up in NYC or I can ship to you (on your label/at your cost, at least 3 bottles). PM me if interested. Offer valid till this weekend!
Nice gesture !!
by Bdklein
November 28th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 1296

Re: time to talk turkey

This is my bird . 32 pounds .Got it from a local butcher shop that we use . First time getting a full turkey from them (did get do a half spatchcock turkey earlier this year that was great). Turkey is organic , free range, and not frozen. From Amish country in Pennsylvania . Put onion , orange, and ...
by Bdklein
November 27th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 37
Views: 1199

Re: Scrambled eggs

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Any recommendations on how to spice up scrambled eggs?
Habanero peppers .
by Bdklein
November 27th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 202
Views: 13696

Re: Long Island

Great! These works perfectly and 3 out of 4 are open. Pace's has free 1st bottle corkage fee. After 1st it is $25 with no bottle limit. Let me know how it goes. Have eaten at 3 of 4 and they are good IMO (not Insignia). When you say not Insignia, are you saying that you havent eaten there or Insign...
by Bdklein
November 27th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 202
Views: 13696

Re: Long Island

Any recommendations near or around Exit 57 off the LIE/Hauppauge area that will be open for Thanksgiving? Not sure who is open nor BYO: Mario (Italian) Pace’s (Steakhouse) Insignia (Steakhouse, and Sushi?) Cirio’s (Italian) Great! These works perfectly and 3 out of 4 are open. Pace's has free 1st b...
by Bdklein
November 27th, 2019, 3:10 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 202
Views: 13696

Re: Long Island

YLee wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Any recommendations near or around Exit 57 off the LIE/Hauppauge area that will be open for Thanksgiving?
Not sure who is open nor BYO:

Mario (Italian)
Pace’s (Steakhouse)
Insignia (Steakhouse, and Sushi?)
Cirio’s (Italian)
by Bdklein
November 23rd, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 365
Views: 18876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Can you see the hazy particles through a dark bottle ??
by Bdklein
November 22nd, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 365
Views: 18876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I bought a couple of Cab blends from the early 90s. Thoughts on decanting? I’ve never opened wine more than 8 years old or so .
by Bdklein
November 15th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 365
Views: 18876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

So mine is en route . I live in NY
by Bdklein
November 14th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 65
Views: 6932

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Anybody buying?
by Bdklein
November 14th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 365
Views: 18876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Anybody have any information regarding the shipping of their orders ?
by Bdklein
November 10th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opening wines before reaching restaurant
Replies: 70
Views: 2455

Re: Opening wines before reaching restaurant

I have never done it and if I owned a restaurant I wouldn’t allow it.
by Bdklein
October 30th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: has anyone tried the 2017 Lewellings?
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: has anyone tried the 2017 Lewellings?

Jeff; We visited recently and tasted the 2016 and 2015 vintages. We didn’t try the 2017 but to me it is a no brainer. The Lewelling wines are, in my opinion, one of the premier “bargains” in all of Napa plus the Wight’s are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Cheers! Marshall How were the 15...
by Bdklein
October 28th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2873

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

David Baum wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 7:23 pm
....,Your not wrong ....
You’re wrong.
by Bdklein
October 27th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2873

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

David Baum wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 4:58 pm
I still don't get any of this. I'd grab the picture my daughter drew in First grade. Wine? Really?
That’s not the question . Would it make you feel better if the question was “ you need to give away all your wine except for 1 bottle”?
by Bdklein
October 27th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2873

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

I would grab a 2012 GTS Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes grown on Tom Seaver’s (great baseball pitcher , primarily for the New York Mets) Diamond Mountain property in Napa County. I’ve bought a few vintages over the years and this is the only one I have left . Hoping to drink it when the Mets win a World ...
by Bdklein
October 25th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19230

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

PeterH wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Just an FYI, it is tract houses, single track. We all get what you mean, though.
And it’s lightning , not lightening , now that we are in the correction mode . Have seen that a few times .
by Bdklein
October 18th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 9065

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

mike pobega wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 3:38 am
No criticism, just a comment.
Me too. Wasn’t intended as a criticism. All good .
by Bdklein
October 18th, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 9065

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

mike pobega wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 2:43 am
It seems clear there is a limited supply due to smoke taint and bottling them in the 2.5x PREMIUM magnum format minimizes (cancels out?) the loss. interesting move.
They do have a business to run.
by Bdklein
October 17th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 41
Views: 2219

Re: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I can’t wait until I buy the 50th anniversary bottles and flip those . Me too except I will flip my remaining 3 bottles of the 2012 with the 50th at a significant mark up That’s a great idea . Should have saved mine instead of half-drinking them. I’m surprised by the prices at resale given the larg...
by Bdklein
October 17th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 41
Views: 2219

Re: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I can’t wait until I buy the 50th anniversary bottles and flip those .
by Bdklein
October 16th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 13775

Re: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

well hello. i'm 32, married, DINK for life. i have an unsightly but gets the job done koolR/vintage keeper/whatever they call themselves these days 500 bottle cellar in my living room of my DC rowhouse. it's split between craft beer and wine. i started appreciating wine with a day trip to Napa when...
by Bdklein
October 16th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 9065

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

Now according to Galloni, there will be 4 barrels of 2017 SE produced, but only bottled in magnum. Didn't say if they will be offered for sale to listers? Not questioning the info, just curious how/where you ascertained it ? https://www.instagram.com/p/B3nXNbbHiwG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Thx ....
by Bdklein
October 16th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 9065

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

B. Buzzini wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Now according to Galloni, there will be 4 barrels of 2017 SE produced, but only bottled in magnum. Didn't say if they will be offered for sale to listers?
Not questioning the info, just curious how/where you ascertained it ?
by Bdklein
October 15th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 365
Views: 18876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Ron Slye wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 9:12 am
Yes, a great thanks to Joel -- I admit I just went by the seat of my pants here.

Also want to note that there appears to be free shipping -- so double thanks to Joel and his team!
Free shipping ??? Not for me. Maybe depends on location and qty purchased ?
by Bdklein
October 15th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 365
Views: 18876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I have never purchased older wine, and given the winemaker and the story and the provenance and the pricing I figured what the heck and bought 2 bottles .
by Bdklein
October 11th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Seaver GTS vertical(REDUCED)

I’ve had all 3 of these wines. Great great wines , including the 2011. If I was in the market , a no brainer .
by Bdklein
October 11th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2509

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Can you explain why you won’t drink the wine? The fact that it is worth more than you paid makes you not want to drink it? Sounds like a good therapy topic !! Lots of reasons. I remember when I opened a perfectly lovely 2000 Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze a few years ago. When I later checked pri...
by Bdklein
October 11th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2509

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

I'm thinking of unloading a smallish amount (4 cases or so) of wine which has appreciated beyond where I feel comfortable drinking it and where I feel no particular emotional attachment to the bottles in question. Plus some wine which may not come around in my lifetime like my 1996 Gouges. Do aucti...
by Bdklein
October 5th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: VACATION FROM IT ALL
Replies: 20
Views: 1313

Re: VACATION FROM IT ALL

Where is the best place IYOHO to get away from kids you hate and a wife you barely know? Asking for a friend. To whatever countries don’t have an extradition pact with the United States Buy an Alfa Romeo. It may not get somebody far from home, but will look marvelous. Went with Mercedes C300 instead
by Bdklein
October 3rd, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: VACATION FROM IT ALL
Replies: 20
Views: 1313

Re: VACATION FROM IT ALL

R_Gilbane wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 5:48 pm
Where is the best place IYOHO to get away from kids you hate and a wife you barely know? Asking for a friend.
To whatever countries don’t have an extradition pact with the United States
by Bdklein
October 3rd, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 515
Views: 53158

Re: Official WTSO thread

Haven’t had the Robert Storey specifically, but my experiences with Napa from WTSO has been mediocre at best. Seems like French wine has been the sweet spot for me from there. Other than Anderson's Conn Valley (price really not that attractive) I agree with the Napa statement. Just not what they us...
by Bdklein
October 3rd, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 148
Views: 6169

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

Anton D wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 2:27 pm
If you don't get enough first timers, my group would love to do a sequel.
+1
by Bdklein
October 3rd, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3905

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

The production of the two wines changes based on quality. The 2016 Scarecrow production was way up due to how amazing the vintage was, and you got a lot of "Scarecrow" character in the vintages. In 2017, M. Etain production is way up as they did not feel the quality of the fruit coming in hit the h...
by Bdklein
October 3rd, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 515
Views: 53158

Re: Official WTSO thread

Any insight on Robert Storey '16 Private Reserve Black Label cab currently offered for $22.99? I'm looking for some $25-ish Napa cab but the description calls it "ultra ripe" and "fruit driven", which I fear might mean 'syrupy'... Gone now. Have had the Sancerre they are currently offering-it was a...
by Bdklein
October 3rd, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 365
Views: 18876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Would be nice to see the list ahead of time to get some idea of wines/prices .
by Bdklein
October 3rd, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3905

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

The production of the two wines changes based on quality. The 2016 Scarecrow production was way up due to how amazing the vintage was, and you got a lot of "Scarecrow" character in the vintages. In 2017, M. Etain production is way up as they did not feel the quality of the fruit coming in hit the h...
by Bdklein
October 3rd, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 365
Views: 18876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

PaulMills wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 4:53 am
Luckily my wife is going too be out of town that day, so I will be setting the alarm fro 300am
3 am is piss time for me (sucks having to pee every night ) so I have a built—in alarm.
by Bdklein
September 23rd, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10106

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

You guys are going to love this. Sorry Jeremy. Dujac’s prices rose in 2018 50%+ partly because hip hopper D.J. Khaled was introduced to the wines by J.Z, and now incorporates it into his diet. Followers did what followers do, and incorporated it into their diets. I only laugh because I find the who...
by Bdklein
September 18th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 screaming eagle the flight
Replies: 20
Views: 1908

Re: 2016 screaming eagle the flight

Price ?

And does buying move you up the list ?
by Bdklein
September 11th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 5196

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Informative post, Roy, but is it really so important to those of us here? None of use are buying (or would buy) $5.49 ToKalon Central Coast Pinot. I don't buy anything with a "ToKalon" name, and frankly, at this point I would hope that smart growers and marketers would actually steer clear of that ...
by Bdklein
September 11th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18645

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I have an acquaintance who had been on the MacDonald list for the last few years. I learned today that he didn’t receive the save the date email. I also know from experience that only those who are receiving an allocation receive that email. Given that he had been somewhat less that covert in the r...
by Bdklein
September 11th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18645

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I have an acquaintance who had been on the MacDonald list for the last few years. I learned today that he didn’t receive the save the date email. I also know from experience that only those who are receiving an allocation receive that email. Given that he had been somewhat less that covert in the r...
by Bdklein
September 9th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 2223

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

Rob Lynch wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 1:08 am
Corkscrew
Pocketknife with a corkscrew . Also has knives , screwdriver, scissor , tweezer , toothpick and other little tools. So practical/useful.

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