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by Derek P
August 29th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 9684

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

I also attended the dreamer tour and found the the '17 Tempest and '17 Moonracer approachable and very enjoyable now ... appreciated the others, but kept going back to those two. No doubt the others will be excellent given more time.
by Derek P
July 24th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 2307

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

Hi Karen, just bought my ticket and looking forward to the event. See you guys there!
by Derek P
July 16th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006, 2009, 2015 Ridge Monte Bello
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

Re: TN: 2006, 2009, 2015 Ridge Monte Bello

2015 Ridge Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mtns Opaque-purple color. Medium-full body edging to full-bodied. Good acid spine. Compact. Black and red fruit. Structured. Might as well lay this down for five years and then see where it stands. A baby. Has a very bright future. A Left-Bank BDX-styled wine thro...
by Derek P
May 8th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 959

Re: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm

Updated first post with time and wines.

We have room if there's additional interest ... just let us know.
by Derek P
May 6th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 959

Re: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th

We absolutely have room, Alan ... just let us know where you land on how many folks will be in your group, and what you're thinking about bringing.

Thanks!
by Derek P
May 4th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 959

Re: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th?

Dan Hammer wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 1:24 pm

What time are we meeting?
Thinking 7pm-ish. Just updated the initial post
by Derek P
May 3rd, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 959

NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm

All, Ok, we're set for today Wednesday, May 8th at Wu's Wonton King in Chinatown. Timing is 7pm Reservation is in Clifton's name As of right now we have -Dan Hammer: 2010 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese -CliftonD+1: Wines TBD -Derek: '06 Comtes BdB -Alan+1: Hugel Pinot Gris Hugel ...
by Derek P
April 30th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?
Replies: 56
Views: 3083

Re: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?

My favorites from early in my Bordeaux adventures (clearly have not ventured much past Left Bank)

Ducru Beaucaillou
Calon Segur
Gruaud Larose
Cos d' Estournel
Leoville Barton
Leoville Poyferre
by Derek P
January 27th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 3969

Re: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings

In for a Launch Pad & a Maria - really looking forward to trying these!
by Derek P
December 20th, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 90
Views: 4692

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

Dan, Please put me down. Will do what I can to make it
by Derek P
November 27th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vice Versa La Petit Vice
Replies: 28
Views: 991

Re: Vice Versa La Petit Vice

NickRut wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 10:03 am

Damnit needed someone to say it wasn’t good... credit card needs no more damage.
Same here ... but in for 3!
by Derek P
August 18th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8289

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?



New to this, but seeing what you all have, I clearly need to up my IG game
by Derek P
August 14th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on William & Mary release
Replies: 47
Views: 2867

Re: Thoughts on William & Mary release

I'm in. Went for 3 + 3
by Derek P
August 14th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 515
Views: 53043

Re: Official WTSO thread

Anybody else just get the WTSO credits email? I was about to give up, but seems like I now have some incentive to purchase ...
by Derek P
August 5th, 2018, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anniversary Weekend in Napa...(now with notes: Schramsberg/J. Davies, R-M, Mending Wall, Raymond)
Replies: 69
Views: 3816

Headed to Napa tomorrow for Anniversary weekend...

Today is Silver Oak's release party - which, I found out on Facebook, is our own Nate Weis' FIRST vintage! Dinner at Torc tonight. Curious what you thought of Torc ... I was there on Friday night, and had the Steak Rossini with the black truffles. Thought it was one of the better meals out I've had...
by Derek P
July 30th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Nine Suns Cabernet Sauvignon Houyi Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 500

TN: 2014 Nine Suns Cabernet Sauvignon Houyi Vineyard

Thanks for posting, John! I picked up a 3-pack during my visit to the estate in April, and have been a bit gun-shy to try ... was figuring I'd need to wait at least a couple more years. If you haven't visited, I would highly recommend. Well worth the drive up the mountain for the amazing views and i...
by Derek P
July 17th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4306

MacDonald Retrospective/Pay it Forward New York Offline

Jay, I'm definitely in if I can make it work with my travel schedule.

Only have a '14 MACDONALD, but could bring other stuff
by Derek P
June 8th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13
Replies: 41
Views: 1917

Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13

Hi Rich, let me know if you might have room for one more. I should be in town next week.
by Derek P
May 29th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Notes from Napa
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Notes from Napa

Massimo DiCostanzo, who's name pops up from time to time here is doing some really, really special stuff. He was making Farella, but is now completely focused on his namesake label now, and still getting from fruit Farella, and a new vineyard now (Rafael). The wines are totally up the ally of those...
by Derek P
May 27th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?
Replies: 47
Views: 2955

Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?

- Inside Winemaking with Jim Duane (Seavey winemaker; good mix of guest winemakers/vintners and technical winemaking podcasts) do you have any favorite episodes you'd recc for someone starting this podcast? For Inside Winemaking, I really enjoyed and would recommend the 'Pilgrimage to Bern's' episo...
by Derek P
May 18th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vice Versa
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Vice Versa

I visited VV about six weeks ago. The 2016 Napa was enjoyable but the Las Piedras was outstanding. One of the better representations of LPV that I've had the pleasure of having. Wish I couldve tasted Crane but no dice.The price point isnt low by any means, but worth the cost of admission, imo Seems...
by Derek P
May 8th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building cellar: finishing the racking and 'what I would do differently'
Replies: 32
Views: 2477

Building cellar: finishing the racking and 'what I would do differently'

Per the point on bottle shape variation, also look into bottle height variation if you're putting in an inclined display row on a single-depth racking. Some of my bottles (Carter is one) are too tall to go into the display row. I could have easily solved for this at installation time by adding in so...
by Derek P
April 20th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Wine Shop Recommendations - Local
Replies: 85
Views: 21324

Re: Wine Shop Recommendations - Local

Over the hill in St Helena is ACME Fine Wines. Awesome unknowns and small lot vintages from well known winemakers and newcomers alike. http://www.acmefinewines.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 1080 Fulton Ln St Helena, CA 94574 707-963-0440 +1 on Acme. Stopped in yesterday and th...
by Derek P
March 21st, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Snowbound NYC Last Minute Weds 03/21 - Pings Chinatown
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Snowbound NYC Last Minute Weds 03/21 - PDH Midtown

Nola Palomar wrote:Pick somewhere else and let me know.
Hah, I've been trying the same. Neither the Midtown or Downtown PDH would pick up.

Would Pings work? I've confirmed they're open.
by Derek P
March 21st, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Snowbound NYC Last Minute Weds 03/21 - Pings Chinatown
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Snowbound NYC Last Minute Weds 03/21 - Pings Chinatown

All,

Tired of the snow? Nola is in town and we're getting folks together around 7-ish at Pings Seafood in Chinatown (22 Mott St.)

Right now its:
Nola +2
Jay Miller
Derek

Let me know if interested!
by Derek P
March 21st, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Suggestions for NYC
Replies: 31
Views: 1570

Suggestions for NYC

Hey Jay and everyone weathering the weather in NYC. 7pm Peking Duck House?? If someone can call ahead and manage... our show is starting so phone is shutting down. Hi Nola, I'm in the city and have a note out to Jay around coordination. We'll get something set up. I second Jay's preference for the ...
by Derek P
March 5th, 2018, 8:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Wine Travel Bag - travel with wine worry-free with 25% off. Offer extended until 30th January 2018.
Replies: 26
Views: 1938

Wine Travel Bag - travel with wine worry-free with 25% off. Offer extended until 30th January 2018.

Just wanted to report my first successful use of these as they are now my go-to solution for combining offlines/BYOB dinners, etc with work trips. Found that two bottles now fit great in a standard roll-aboard with my typical 3-4 days of clothes (YMMV!), meaning I only have to check in one direction...
by Derek P
February 23rd, 2018, 6:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New York - March 2 - Big Reds with Steak -plenty of room: Details post #1.
Replies: 22
Views: 944

New York City - Big 10 Basketball Championships at "The World's Most Famous Arena" March 1-3?

Jay/Dan/Tom - Could you all make Wednesday the 28th at Keens work?
by Derek P
February 21st, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New York - March 2 - Big Reds with Steak -plenty of room: Details post #1.
Replies: 22
Views: 944

New York City - Big 10 Basketball Championships at "The World's Most Famous Arena" March 1-3?

Hey Jay - Unfortunately I'm flying out on Thursday, but could do a Wednesday Night Dinner (2/28) to at least talk some MSU vs. UofM smack before the tournament kicks off ...

Go Green!

--Derek
by Derek P
February 20th, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dana Vaso ??
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Dana Vaso ??

This is back again on a Vivino email offer. $80/bottle. Any recent experience with this? From the offer: The 2013 Vaso was a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant (89%) blend from the three Dana Estates properties: 99pt Hershey (Howell Mountain), 98pt+ Lotus (St. Helena) and 97pt Helms (Rutherford). Winemaker...
by Derek P
February 14th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED The Wine Check - 20% discount AND freebie AND raffle!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2436

EXTENDED The Wine Check - 20% discount AND freebie AND raffle!!!

Todd/Shawnda - Thanks for the fast shipping, was here in time for the offlines in NYC this week.

The Elite Stemware case got lots of attention at last night's Di Fara Offline, so I bet you'll have even more interest should you offer this again next year.

--Derek
by Derek P
February 14th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 6th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - February 13, 2018 - Fat Tuesday - post what you're bringi
Replies: 86
Views: 4590

6th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - February 13, 2018 - Fat Tuesday - post what you're bringi

Dan - Many thanks for pulling this all together, I know it must have been quite the effort. Was great to spend time with everyone and enjoy some great wines and excellent pizza.

Square was definitely my POTN as well!
by Derek P
February 12th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown
Replies: 56
Views: 2325

NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown

I assume we're still meeting at 6:30 per Jay's note in the middle of this thread ... see everyone there.
by Derek P
February 9th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown
Replies: 56
Views: 2325

NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown

I don't have any Burg of note, so am planning to bring one of my favorite lighter reds, a 2015 Dutraive Fleurie Le Clos Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
by Derek P
February 5th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown
Replies: 56
Views: 2325

NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown

Jay, Count me in.
by Derek P
January 28th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED The Wine Check - 20% discount AND freebie AND raffle!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2436

The Wine Check - 20% discount AND freebie AND raffle!!!

Thanks for the heads-up Todd ... was on the fence yesterday, but no more!
by Derek P
January 27th, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown
Replies: 56
Views: 2325

NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown

Jay, there’s a good chance I can make it. Should know by the end of the week.
by Derek P
January 26th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Riverain - Thomas Brown Oakville Tench Vineyard Cabernet and Cardiac Hill Syrah!
Replies: 45
Views: 2944

Riverain - Thomas Brown Oakville Tench Vineyard Cabernet and Cardiac Hill Syrah!

Wow, was just going to order 3 Cabs, but the mix and match makes 3+3 a no-brainer. Even better with shipping included!
by Derek P
January 4th, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 515
Views: 53043

Official WTSO thread

In for 4
by Derek P
December 20th, 2017, 7:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown
Replies: 56
Views: 2325

NYC Feb 12?

I should be in town as well and would like to join.
by Derek P
December 17th, 2017, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sangria Recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Sangria Recipe

I use the one from La Tienda - same place I get my Jamon Iberico

https://www.tienda.com/recipes/sangria.html

I use apples for the fruit, and also recommend making it the night before (but adding the soda when ready to drink).
by Derek P
December 15th, 2017, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 445055

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I’ve been pretty pleased so far. Picked up a couple interesting daily drinker Champagnes and backfilled my Campesino Bayblos from berserkerday for a very nice price.
by Derek P
December 10th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 6th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - February 13, 2018 - Fat Tuesday - post what you're bringi
Replies: 86
Views: 4590

6th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - February 13, 2018 - Fat Tuesday

Hi Dan, am hoping to be in town, so please put me down for 1 spot. Thanks!
by Derek P
November 7th, 2017, 9:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: San Diego help
Replies: 76
Views: 4421

San Diego help

Glad I found this thread. Heading to the Gaslamp District in December for 25th anniversary. Will check out Juniper & Ivy any other recco's in the area (food, sights, etc.)? Glad I found this thread as well, and +1 for Juniper & Ivy. Was there last night and had a great meal of small plates along wi...

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