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by Chris.Martin
November 9th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 723
Views: 56605

Re: The Cocktail Thread

My go to is a Manhattan as well. I make it very similar to you Mike, with the only difference being 1 part Carpano Antica (no Punt es Mes) and I'll typically use Sazarac, Rittenhouse, or High West Double Rye. One issue I find is that if I buy full liters of Vermouth, they tend to start going "b...
by Chris.Martin
November 5th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235172

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I'm open for anything up to ~$125 price point.
by Chris.Martin
November 3rd, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235172

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Suggest 12 people to commit to a 12 bottle case and offer stragglers any additional bottles. Otherwise it gets to be too much of a hassle. I remember being part of the HAG group buying barrels at HDB for the 2005 auction. Too many people gets ugly. Totally agree with this approach.12 max, maybe les...
by Chris.Martin
September 25th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235172

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Any thoughts on Old Carter? My local store has a couple bottles for $199/each (seems reasonable) and I wanted to know if it's worth it.
by Chris.Martin
September 4th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16923
Views: 480147

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

William Segui wrote: September 3rd, 2020, 7:54 pm For CA residents,DDH Pulp is up on Fieldwork.
Thanks! Picked up four 4-packs!
by Chris.Martin
September 2nd, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is charcoal in short supply?
Replies: 36
Views: 2772

Re: Is charcoal in short supply?

FYI- I went to Home Depot (Orange County, CA) over the weekend and they have a few pallets of Royal Oak in stock.
by Chris.Martin
August 27th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 2414

Re: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .

Congrats Craig!!!
by Chris.Martin
August 21st, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8158
Views: 574217

Re: de Negoce offer

Wow, that was fast!
by Chris.Martin
August 3rd, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan
Replies: 20
Views: 1061

Re: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan

Thanks everyone! Preferably I'd like to get her a magnum (or two) <$200 as her and some friends are chartering a sailboat this weekend. I don't think any of them are serious wine drinkers so something crowd friendly will work. I'm leaning towards getting her a couple Charles Heidsieck - Brut Champag...
by Chris.Martin
August 2nd, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan
Replies: 20
Views: 1061

Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan

I'd like to send my sister-in-law some champagne for her upcoming 30th birthday. She lives in Manhattan (Chelsea) and I'm in California. Does anyone know a good place in the area that will deliver to Chelsea, preferably by Friday? Thanks in advance. [cheers.gif]
by Chris.Martin
May 8th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 122
Views: 15743

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

In for a case, thank you!
by Chris.Martin
April 29th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: LA-OC takeout
Replies: 12
Views: 1727

Re: LA-OC takeout

Not sure what organization put this website together but it's pretty helpful in finding takeout restaurants available in the OC, LBC, and LA area.

https://timefortakeout.com/
by Chris.Martin
February 11th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 25737

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I purchased from Flannery on BD and had a chase fraud alert on 1/31 ($0.27 at Comfortax). New card issued the next day.
Nonetheless, can't wait to try some of the steak on Valentines day.
by Chris.Martin
December 18th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 Dom in gift box: $143.99
Replies: 22
Views: 1491

Re: 08 Dom in gift box: $143.99

just picked up 6. Manager said he can order as many bottles as people want till Dec 31. Stater Bros. in Fullerton, CA. Don’t know if that applies to other Stater Bros. where there is now a 40% off on 6 bottles or more. Phone number 714-257-0460. Manager is Erik. I dealt w Frank, though. Again, they...
by Chris.Martin
March 8th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 13405

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Bumping this thread as I'm heading to Vegas in a couple of weeks for our anniversary. Has anyone had any spectacular meals in Vegas recently. Or is there anything new and exciting in Vegas?
by Chris.Martin
February 11th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Built in grills
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Re: Built in grills

I got a Lion a few years ago and am very happy with it.
by Chris.Martin
February 5th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegas for an almost rookie
Replies: 58
Views: 2898

Re: Vegas for an almost rookie

Dan, I think the Cosmo would be a bit much for 12/13 year olds. It's definitely a super young, trendy crowd and they indeed have a casino, tons of bars etc. I think the Bellagio and Aria are much more family friendly. Or you can try the MGM Signature which doesn't have it's own casino but is connect...
by Chris.Martin
January 25th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1204
Views: 71595

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I'm going to take the wife to The Broad museum on Valentines Day and was looking for a good lunch spot after. I have reservations at Otium, is this a good choice or is there something better?
by Chris.Martin
January 10th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update August 6
Replies: 53
Views: 6398

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Beers

Dang, I've been dying to try some of these New England style IPA's.
by Chris.Martin
November 7th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 252
Views: 36497

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

If anyone is unhappy with what you ended up with and would like to sell (for a modest markup), shoot me a PM.
by Chris.Martin
October 30th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 345
Views: 37134

Re: Rye

For a mixing Rye around $30 or less, does anyone have better choices than Sazerac or Rittenhouse? I have been going through some others but nothing really jumps out. I prefer Sazerac in style. The one I have now is Russell’s Reserve Small Batch. It’s good but again, not sure I prefer it to Sazerac....
by Chris.Martin
September 24th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 116
Views: 10823

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Andre M wrote: September 23rd, 2018, 12:43 pm It’s $21.99 at my local Costco.
$21.99 at my Costco as well; Fullerton, CA.
Picked up half a case and popped one open Saturday night. Thank you for the suggestion on this wine as it's super.
by Chris.Martin
September 10th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1204
Views: 71595

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Does anyone know of any good spots (Fun bars, happy hours, great food) near the Hollywood Bowl? Heading there tonight (from Orange County) for the Dave Matthews Band concert and need some help. I know you can picnic at the Bowl but since it's a leased event no alcohol is allowed to be brought in. If...
by Chris.Martin
August 10th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The All Things BBQ Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 9575

The All Things BBQ Thread

Color is getting there. 04537CA9-807D-4A6C-8AFC-3B110078DB14.jpeg Those look amazing! Do you mind sharing your recipe? Also, I've been asked to help smoke (and bbq) some ribs next weekend. Since we're probably going to be cooking about 20 racks of ribs I was wondering if anyone had any good, fairly...
by Chris.Martin
August 9th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235172

The Bourbon Thread

Joe Chanley wrote:heading to ireland the next week and wondering if there are any specific rarish bottles of irish whiskey i should be on the look out for? green spot has become my go-to at home, so curious for any suggestions.

thanks.
My favorite Irish whiskey is Middleton...yum
by Chris.Martin
August 1st, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235172

The Bourbon Thread

Over the weekend, I took a bottle of Bib & Tucker and enjoyed some with friends around a campfire while camping. It was pretty good, but it was hot as hell out and the ice in the cooler wasn't "clean" enough to drop into the whisky. Has anyone had this? Anyone? Bib & Tucker? I bou...
by Chris.Martin
July 27th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: <$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker
Replies: 22
Views: 1664

<$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker

I'm a big Highland Park 18 fan.

If Irish Whisky was on the table, I'd definitely go with Midleton Barry Crokett Legacy as that's one of the best Whisky's I've ever had.
by Chris.Martin
July 17th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 13405

Las Vegas Restaurants

Heading to Vegas this weekend for my wife's Birthday. We have a large group of 18 coming so hopefully it won't be too crazy. So far our plans are:
Friday Night- Beauty & Essex
Saturday Night- Carson Kitchen (downtown)
Sunday Night- Lotus of Siam
by Chris.Martin
June 29th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help picking Pink Sparkling....
Replies: 26
Views: 1203

Need help picking Pink Sparkling....

Thanks everyone for the great input. I'll more than likely pick up several bottles of the Schramsberg Brut rose as we've visited there a few times. I'll also pick up a couple special bottles (based on availability from the above) just for her (and I) to enjoy. Thanks as well for the good wishes. It'...
by Chris.Martin
June 28th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help picking Pink Sparkling....
Replies: 26
Views: 1203

Need help picking Pink Sparkling....

My wife's 40th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and to celebrate we're going to Las Vegas with some friends and family. This last year has been extremely tough on her as she was diagnosed with breast cancer last August. She's gone through multiple surgeries, chemo, radiation etc. etc. etc....
by Chris.Martin
March 20th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone make their own corned beef?
Replies: 14
Views: 622

Anyone make their own corned beef?

I bought and made the whole brisket from Costco (11-12lbs). I ended up cutting it into two (flat and point) and cooking separately. They both turned out wonderful. Much more depth of flavor compared to the store package. It's so easy as well; no more store bought corned beef for me.
by Chris.Martin
March 16th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone make their own corned beef?
Replies: 14
Views: 622

Anyone make their own corned beef?

I'm currently doing my first Corned Beef with a similar recipe to the Ruhlman above. It's on day 5 of the brine and will cook it in the AM. Hopefully it turns out as well as everyone says.
by Chris.Martin
March 7th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 3 Bottles of Scotch - Your Recs at $60-$250
Replies: 25
Views: 1991

3 Bottles of Scotch - Your Recs at $60-$250

Highland Park 18 for me. Price is typically in the $125 range so certainly fits the bill.
by Chris.Martin
February 25th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 16458

Portland Eats

Steven Miller wrote: What are you looking for in a restaurant for your anniversary?
I guess we're looking for something that's unique to Portland. I realize my post was very general but mostly looking for fun bars, restaurants, breweries, points of interest, etc. that are not to be missed in Portland.
by Chris.Martin
February 25th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 16458

Portland Eats

We just booked a anniversary trip to Portland (March 23-26). It will be our first time to Portland so we're super excited. After reading this thread I'm equally excited and overwhelmed with the seemingly endless amount of wonderful restaurants and bars in the Portland area. We're probably going to b...
by Chris.Martin
February 1st, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!
Replies: 59
Views: 5203

Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!

Received my mystery pack along with another 6-pack I ordered. Mystery pack was the same as Scott's. Looking forward to trying some of these out.
by Chris.Martin
December 15th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me choose a wine from the list.
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Please help me choose a wine from the list.

Thanks for all the responses. The Scherrer looks interesting but since I have a ton of PN in my collection, I'll probably just bring my own or grab a cocktail and glass of wine.
by Chris.Martin
December 15th, 2017, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me choose a wine from the list.
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Please help me choose a wine from the list.

Taking my wife to The Ranch tomorrow night and wanted to seek help from all you knowledgeable folks here. We're pretty open as to varietal but I anticipate that we'll be ordering steak as that's what they're known for. Please let me know if anything jumps out from the list or if there is any great v...
by Chris.Martin
November 13th, 2017, 10:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 620
Views: 38070

The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I know! It seems like my mother-in-law wants to ensure there's enough food for 100 as she's also making a Turkey, Fish and a ton of sides as well. My main issue is figuring out how long (4) Flats will take as I'd like to do them all at the same time (pending room on my Pit Boss).
by Chris.Martin
November 10th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 620
Views: 38070

The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I've been nominated to smoke some brisket for Thanksgiving. However, my in-laws already bought the flat brisket. In fact they bought (4) flat's, around 8-12 pounds each (I've yet to see them as they put them in their freezer). Does anyone have any idea as to how long these will take cooking on my Pi...
by Chris.Martin
October 31st, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587670

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I had to pass as well with the disappointment for last year.
by Chris.Martin
October 18th, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Hamilton tickets for this Saturday 10-21@Pantages Theatre
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Hamilton tickets for this Saturday 10-21@Pantages Theatre

Unfortunately my wife has surgery tomorrow and we're no longer able to go to Hamilton this Saturday night thus I'm trying to sell my (2) tickets. The details are as follows: Hamilton @Pantages Theatre Sat Oct 21, 8:00PM. Two(2) tickets located in Orchestra Left Center, Row YY. The price is $250/tick...
by Chris.Martin
October 11th, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 97429

Catastrophic Fires In Napa

Thoughts and prayers to everyone up there.
by Chris.Martin
September 13th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Riviera Maya/Playa del carmen resort recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Riviera Maya/Playa del carmen resort recommendations

Haven't stayed at any of the Amex platinum hotels but really want to go to this:

http://www.davematthewsband.com/news/da ... xico-2018/
by Chris.Martin
August 18th, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pacific Wine & Food Classic
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Pacific Wine & Food Classic

I was given two VIP tickets to the Pacific Wine and Food Classic for tomorrow. I looked it up and it looks like it was be a really fun event. Is anyone else attending? Furthermore, are there any wines on the list below that I should seek out or avoid? Cheers! http://www.pacificwineandfood.com/food--...
by Chris.Martin
March 30th, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Park City, Utah
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Park City, Utah

So we returned this week and I wanted to report back some of our highlights... We stayed at a wonderful B&B called Torchlight Inn, I would highly recommend as it's super close to Main street and the slopes and the owners are great. We ended up eating at the following: Friday night - High West. T...
by Chris.Martin
March 14th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Park City, Utah
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Park City, Utah

I've received recommendations for Purple Sage, Handle, High West, and No Name Saloon.
For lift tickets, most people say to purchase online, in advance. Hopefully we'll get some additional input from those that have been recently :) Enjoy your trip
by Chris.Martin
March 13th, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Park City, Utah
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Park City, Utah

Thanks Chris! I'll add Handle to our list.
by Chris.Martin
March 10th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Park City, Utah
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Park City, Utah

My wife and I are heading up to Park City, Utah to ski/snowboard at Park City/Canyons. We're going at the end of the month and wanted to know if anyone has been there recently. If so, any good restaurants that we should check out? Also, any tips on lift tickets/rentals etc. would be very much apprec...

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