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by JFertitta
December 5th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 87
Views: 9829

Re: Greater Boston

Hey guys - I'm moving to Boston in a month. Is there an official city guide that I'm missing here? I'll be living in Seaport with a car if that helps? Thanks for the help! Welcome to Boston! What do you mean by "official city guide"? The long and short of BYOB in the Boston area is this: 1) In MA, ...
by JFertitta
December 5th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 87
Views: 9829

Re: Greater Boston

Hey guys - I'm moving to Boston in a month. Is there an official city guide that I'm missing here? I'll be living in Seaport with a car if that helps? Thanks for the help!
by JFertitta
December 5th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WINETASTERS OF TORONTO - HOLIDAY PARTY DEC 12TH
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: WINETASTERS OF TORONTO - HOLIDAY PARTY DEC 12TH

Twenty years ago, when I was in grad school in Toronto, I was a member of Winetasters. I learned an incredible amount from that society and benefited from it tremendously. At that time, the holiday party was at Casa Loma, which I had only been to as a schoolboy. Congratulations to all of the Wineta...
by JFertitta
December 2nd, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary Wine Co.
Replies: 116
Views: 8460

Re: William & Mary Wine Co.

Mine arrived at my office last week. Can't wait to pop one for my bday (Christmas Eve). This is my first order so I'm really looking forward to trying one.
by JFertitta
November 7th, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 150
Views: 9339

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

I got a 15 too. That's the only one I tried for. I can get a 20 or a 23 locally if I want it, they always hold the 15s for other people.
by JFertitta
October 9th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are You Buying 2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?
Replies: 17
Views: 1370

Re: Are You Buying 2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?

Well I have an impulse control problem and last night opened one of my three 2014s. Here is my note: "On opening, this immediately showed very expressive red cherry and rosewater perfume, with an asphalt undercurrent. Evolved quickly with notes of crushed leaves, spearmint, strawberry and plump red...
by JFertitta
October 5th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow Monsieur Etain release
Replies: 49
Views: 3799

Re: Scarecrow Monsieur Etain release

Jeff P wrote:
October 4th, 2018, 1:58 pm
I was ready to check-out then passed due to shipping. Basically makes it $250 a bottle and that's a material change from $195
I do this every year.
by JFertitta
September 18th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1749
Views: 140206

Re: Steak Porn

I had quite a few people PM me and ask about my in laws beef farm. IG account below and I can answer questions as well

by JFertitta
September 17th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Nebbiolo at Cinghiale
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: TN: 1989 Nebbiolo at Cinghiale

Amazing notes...I live a couple of blocks from there, guess I missed my invite!
by JFertitta
September 13th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Kutch
Replies: 52
Views: 2943

Re: 2016 Kutch

Hey Jamie - first time buyer, I bought one of each. I’m looking forward to trying your wines. Will I be able to buy more later depending upon how much I like them or will you sell out?
by JFertitta
September 12th, 2018, 6:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1749
Views: 140206

Re: Steak Porn

I'm going to have to start posting in this thread. My inlaws have a farm and raise grass fed beef as a side business/future retirement income. They obviously won't have the marbling that a lot of the steaks in here since they're grass fed, but the flavoring and quality is unreal. Next cow comes back...
by JFertitta
September 11th, 2018, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa tomorrow for first time
Replies: 24
Views: 1031

Re: Napa tomorrow for first time

sounds like a great time. my advice is just to have fun!
by JFertitta
September 11th, 2018, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 6724
Views: 371612

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Wow, '14 Keever Cab on now - $99 which isn't a killer price, but that's some damn good wine, and I'm surprised to see it up there. Wouldn't think Keever has much trouble with selling product. Yeah great! [soap.gif] FYI: the Winery did NOT do this. Apparently whomever the agreement was with, it wasn...
by JFertitta
September 11th, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 8601

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

how much is a 3 pack this year? still on the wait list...
by JFertitta
September 11th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 6724
Views: 371612

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I bought the Keever. Free shipping and no tax did it for me. I've been on the mailing list but have never bought. I believe its 125 on their list? I think $135 - it's tempting, as you don't see much of it out there, and the property and winemaker are TOP notch. I visited years ago, was amazing. I k...
by JFertitta
September 11th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 6724
Views: 371612

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I bought the Keever. Free shipping and no tax did it for me. I've been on the mailing list but have never bought. I believe its 125 on their list?
by JFertitta
September 8th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Justin Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: 2017 Justin Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast

Great note, Dan. I picked 2 up from my local spot for $13 hoping for something good/cheap for a weeknight meal, or when guests are over and I don’t have to break the bank. Sounds like I got what I was looking for
by JFertitta
August 18th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on William & Mary release
Replies: 47
Views: 2422

Re: Thoughts on William & Mary release

My first allocation. I bought a 3 pack of the cab. I'd much rather spend my money with smaller producers so I figured I'd give Will a shot. I hope it's as good as everyone else in here makes it out to be!
by JFertitta
August 14th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 146
Views: 4854

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

If everyone used a #wineberserkers hashtag when posting on Instagram, we could all find each other's wine posts pretty easily. A few on this thread already are, but looks like most (myself included) are not. I've been using it for some time and I also follow the hashtag as well. Doesn't get a lot o...
by JFertitta
August 13th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 146
Views: 4854

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

by JFertitta
August 11th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: Safe Harbour Wine Storage and Bill Holder – CRIMINAL
Replies: 83
Views: 12900

Update: Safe Harbour Wine Storage and Bill Holder – CRIMINAL

Hey Todd - just read this for the first time. I’m in Baltimore so whenever you want to share a bottle, let me know. In case you’ve switched over to only beer, one of my good friends is the head brewer at Peabody Heights and I can hook you up.
by JFertitta
July 30th, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2015 Belden Barns Pinot Noir
Replies: 10
Views: 563

TN 2015 Belden Barns Pinot Noir

Their SB's are great...same vineyard as Bevan's Dry Stack SB and both unfiltered. Made for a great comparison when we got them last year. they didn't last long in the house
by JFertitta
April 5th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Napa's What can we expect
Replies: 85
Views: 4742

16 Napa's What can we expect

Rick Smith wrote:I assume vintage of the century.
sounds about right
by JFertitta
March 5th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fairchild G3 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Fairchild G3 2015

Did a tasting today at Fairchild's Taman Ayu property and these wines are just great. Tasted the 2015 GIII & Sigaro, along with the Stones 3. Sigaro was the star of the show. This was a really good wine. Sucked that I couldn't buy some and take it with me. Doesn't release until September Larry let ...
by JFertitta
March 5th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Curse you, boneless skinless chicken breasts~!! (what's the secret?)
Replies: 55
Views: 1150

Curse you, boneless skinless chicken breasts~!! (what's the secret?)

I dice it, then season it, then cook it. Smaller surface area allows you to control the cooking easier so you don't over or under cook. I'll definitely try that next time...or slice it and cook it fajita style Yep, let me know how it works out. I use the cast iron too so it helps with the flavor. I...
by JFertitta
March 5th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Curse you, boneless skinless chicken breasts~!! (what's the secret?)
Replies: 55
Views: 1150

Curse you, boneless skinless chicken breasts~!! (what's the secret?)

I dice it, then season it, then cook it. Smaller surface area allows you to control the cooking easier so you don't over or under cook.
by JFertitta
March 5th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Scarecrow Release
Replies: 105
Views: 9781

Upcoming Scarecrow Release

finally on the list after a 4 year wait
by JFertitta
March 5th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Curse you, boneless skinless chicken breasts~!! (what's the secret?)
Replies: 55
Views: 1150

Curse you, boneless skinless chicken breasts~!! (what's the secret?)

My wife and I meal prep every Sunday, religiously. We eat about 8 or so lbs of chicken a week. We either dice it up and season and cook on the stove top in a cast iron, or I slow cook it and then shred it with some chicken stock and seasoning. Hope that helps.
by JFertitta
February 28th, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9818
Views: 436712

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Whoa!
Billy Norris wrote:3 X 2001 Heitz Martha's Vineyard at $99/per. Still don't understand the price, but better to not ask questions.
by JFertitta
February 28th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)
Replies: 39
Views: 4863

Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)

Did you eat there yet? How was it? Corkage fee is bonkers
by JFertitta
February 14th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fairchild G3 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Fairchild G3 2015

Sigaro is a must have for me each year. In laws buy stones...it's expensive but insanely good.
by JFertitta
February 9th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fairchild G3 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Fairchild G3 2015

I bought the last two years, same with sigaro, still undecided at this point. 50/50
by JFertitta
January 13th, 2018, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Cayuse for me
Replies: 11
Views: 1385

No Cayuse for me

I'm in the club...since 2011
by JFertitta
December 27th, 2017, 7:40 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)
Replies: 39
Views: 4863

Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)

BenW wrote:I didn't see this listed anywhere: Arômes in Hampden is BYO only, has amazing prix fixe menus (French/American) with no corkage fee
Aromes just closedk a few weeks ago
by JFertitta
December 18th, 2017, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howell Mountain Cabernets
Replies: 39
Views: 1798

Howell Mountain Cabernets

Justin! Thanks for that and I will check it out! I will join the chorus with Dunn and La Jota. My curve ball will be mentioning Retro Cellars and their very Howell Mountain vibed Syrah. Retro is actually Petite Sirah D'Oh! Bad brain attack on my part. There is no forehead slap emoji, so I will go w...
by JFertitta
December 18th, 2017, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howell Mountain Cabernets
Replies: 39
Views: 1798

Howell Mountain Cabernets

Outpost, Outpost, Outpost Black Sears, Black Sears, Black Sears If you like TRB style, these are great and they beat the overpriced competition by a mile. Who is/are the overpriced competition? I’ll say Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain I would think Moone Tsai would be different since their howell is a b...
by JFertitta
December 17th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howell Mountain Cabernets
Replies: 39
Views: 1798

Howell Mountain Cabernets

Anton D wrote:Justin! Thanks for that and I will check it out!

I will join the chorus with Dunn and La Jota.

My curve ball will be mentioning Retro Cellars and their very Howell Mountain vibed Syrah.
Retro is actually Petite Sirah
by JFertitta
December 16th, 2017, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howell Mountain Cabernets
Replies: 39
Views: 1798

Howell Mountain Cabernets

Hard to imagine a better value off the mountain than Robert Craig. O'Shaugnessey is a personal favorite. Had some very good wines made from Black-Sears and Beatty Ranch fruit over the years. I have liked recent La Jota efforts with Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc, which technically fit the OP criter...
by JFertitta
December 1st, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Is anything going on in the DC area?
Replies: 49
Views: 3812

Is anything going on in the DC area?

I'm in Bmore but would be down. Dec 16 is tough, I feel like a mandatory Holiday party every weekend from here on out though. (would much rather be home with my wife and dog drinking wine)
by JFertitta
November 16th, 2017, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Too much wine...
Replies: 121
Views: 5294

Too much wine...

I've been buying 2013 Barolos I might not live to drink.
Feel free to send some my way, I turn 35 in a month.
by JFertitta
November 3rd, 2017, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad question
Replies: 21
Views: 1131

Myriad question

From my order history

Your Order
2 $125 | 2015 Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 750ml
2 $165 | 2015 Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian Reserve, Napa Valley 750ml
by JFertitta
October 31st, 2017, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 6724
Views: 371612

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Did anyone get the 2010 Axios the other day?
by JFertitta
October 9th, 2017, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9818
Views: 436712

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x 2013 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

3x 2014 Moone Tsai Cor Leonis
by JFertitta
September 3rd, 2017, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best winery visits for 'mountain fruit' in/near Napa and Sonoma?
Replies: 48
Views: 1991

Best winery visits for 'mountain fruit' in/near Napa and Sonoma?

Cade is pretty cool in Howell. My favorite views go to Barnett on Spring
by JFertitta
August 30th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harlan Offering
Replies: 16
Views: 1673

Harlan Offering

@tsimpson you won't lose your spot, people aren't buying it. I've had an offering the last few years and haven't purchased but still get the offers.

I'd rather backfill from older vintages than purchase for what they're asking.
by JFertitta
July 6th, 2017, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: advice on an old Barolo
Replies: 45
Views: 1836

advice on an old Barolo

Which 64? 64s are awesome wines and some require extended aeration. As another note on a 67, yesterday we had a 67 Giacosa Barbaresco Normale, a wine that when sound, is always on point. Decanted off sediment and given 5 hours in the decanter. Could have taken more no problem. Phenomenal wine. it's...
by JFertitta
July 6th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: advice on an old Barolo
Replies: 45
Views: 1836

advice on an old Barolo

not to hijack the thread but I will be having a 1964 tomorrow for a lunch/dinnner that starts at 1pm. I plan on opening the wine and decanting around 8am and then filtering back into the bottle around 11 and will let it sit open in the bottle for the duration of the dinner. wish me luck!
by JFertitta
January 20th, 2017, 9:17 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)
Replies: 39
Views: 4863

Baltimore, MD (Charm City, hon)

thank you for updating this...this is always important where we decide to go to dinner! sadly, not enough places allow corkage.
by JFertitta
December 12th, 2016, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mi Sueno -another undiscovered gem
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Mi Sueno -another undiscovered gem

Rolando is also the winemaker at Baldacci is he not. Steve Heimoff interviewed him in his book new classic winemakers of California. I bring this up because over the last 4 - 6 months I stocked up on their Four Sons Fraternity. Total wine had it marked down. Heimoff said that he didn't know Herrera...

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