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by CliftonD
May 16th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Wine and food in Orvieto, Italy?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Wine and food in Orvieto, Italy?

Thread should probably be moved to Travel Forum.
by CliftonD
May 8th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27
Replies: 77
Views: 2522

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

CliftonD wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 10:05 am
I may be out of town but will try my best to make this!
Changed my flight to get back a day early - count Cathy and I in. [cheers.gif]
by CliftonD
May 8th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 543

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

Dan Hammer wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 12:13 pm
CliftonD wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 9:02 am
I'm bringing a 2015 PYCM Saint-Aubin "La Pucelle" and a 2016 Walter Scott Pinot Noir Cuvee Ruth. My friend still TBD on wine.
You can bring this to the Flyertalk wine dinner next month. [wink.gif]
We shall see champagne.gif
by CliftonD
May 8th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 543

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

Friend is bringing 2017 Morgen Long Chardonnay SVD TBD and Red Burg TBD. See you in a few
by CliftonD
May 8th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 543

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

I'm bringing a 2015 PYCM Saint-Aubin "La Pucelle" and a 2016 Walter Scott Pinot Noir Cuvee Ruth. My friend still TBD on wine.
by CliftonD
May 4th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 543

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

I'm in as well - looking forward to seeing you again Derek.
by CliftonD
March 28th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Natural/Unusual Varietal/expression tasting over dinner : Late April/Early May?
Replies: 14
Views: 749

Re: NYC Natural/Unusual Varietal/expression tasting over dinner : Late April/Early May?

Sunday looking good.

I'll bring a 2016 JEAN-FRANÇOIS GANEVAT “J’en Veux”

Vin de France “J’en Veux”:
• Blend of 18 different red and white native varieties to the Jura : l'Enfariné, Corbeau, Gueuche, Portugais Bleu, Gouais, Beclan, Petit Beclan, Argant, Seyve-Villard
by CliftonD
March 26th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Natural/Unusual Varietal/expression tasting over dinner : Late April/Early May?
Replies: 14
Views: 749

Re: NYC Natural/Unusual Varietal/expression tasting over dinner : Late April/Early May?

Sounds good - let's try this again! Those dates all work for me, with preference to earlier in the week.
by CliftonD
March 5th, 2019, 8:54 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: 3130

Re: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please

Was great seeing everyone - old and new.

Dan - thanks for organizing. Jay - hope the photos came out well :)

See everyone next year! champagne.gif
by CliftonD
March 5th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 86
Views: 3130

Re: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please

Ok, I packed a sticky in my bag as well... champagne.gif 2013 Ultramarine Sparkling Blanc de Blancs, California, USA (Jonathan) NV Camille Saves Cuvee Le Mont des Tours Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Champagne, France (Ramon) NV Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve, Champagne, France (Michael) NV Lallier R.012 ...
by CliftonD
March 5th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 86
Views: 3130

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. Glad to see this self-liquidated (no pun intended) in the overnight hours. I was surprised to see the wait list take care of itself. KenV also dropped out, and I confirmed Michael M. Looks like we're 20 ...
by CliftonD
March 4th, 2019, 3:15 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: 3130

Re: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please

Needs more bubbles - second wine will be:

NV Laherte Freres Rose de Saignee Les Beaudiers

See you all tomorrow (with stems)!
by CliftonD
March 2nd, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Natty wine / unusual varietal tasting group NYC?
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: Natty wine / unusual varietal tasting group NYC?

Monday @ ABA sounds great. [cheers.gif]
by CliftonD
February 28th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does my cellar need birth control or is my wife sneaking wine into it?
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

Re: Does my cellar need birth control or is my wife sneaking wine into it?

J a y H a c k wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 9:40 am
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 8:05 am
It's probably from all those offlines you used to host - you are just now noticing them!
Used to? We are considering gearing up for one final epic bacchanal this summer before I get too old to host you guys.
I've heard stories ... [dance-clap.gif]
by CliftonD
February 13th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 86
Views: 3130

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

2001 Ruston Family Cabernet Sauvignon La Maestra and specifically to share with my buddy Clifton: 2006 Kistler Chardonnay Dutton Ranch [cheers.gif] champagne.gif 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 p...
by CliftonD
February 7th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Brunello Offline 2/21
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: NYC Brunello Offline 2/21

[cheers.gif]
by CliftonD
January 31st, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Kistler Chard & Pinot '95 thru '07
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: PSA - Kistler Chard & Pinot '95 thru '07

Thanks for the heads up Matt
by CliftonD
January 30th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 441
Views: 42874

Re: Official WTSO thread

mattcitrang wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Nick F. wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Can you share the code?
Code is specific to your account.
It's from a lawsuit settlement - and based on previous orders and tied to the account. But yeah, sorry, nothing to share.
by CliftonD
January 30th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Crisping Pork Skin
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Crisping Pork Skin

Yes, I find baking soda to be quite helpful - although I'm undecided on scoring before or after applying...
by CliftonD
January 30th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1971

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

Probably depends on their back end CRM system - who probably doesn't have the b2b implemented. I'd assume the wineries would have to submit a feature request to their vendor to get it set up... probably not a high enough demand? But having the customers request it is a start. Amex/Chase/Citi connect...
by CliftonD
January 30th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: German Wine Lovers, NYC?
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: German Wine Lovers, NYC?

Count me in, especially if there's a catchy group name. [thankyou.gif]
by CliftonD
January 28th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 86
Views: 3130

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

Let's get the ball rolling...

First bottle will be 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore

Second TBD. See you all in March!
by CliftonD
January 27th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 4638

Re: Flannery Beef!

In for The Younger Crowd
by CliftonD
January 18th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What food for the Superbowl?
Replies: 22
Views: 860

Re: What food for the Superbowl?

Hopefully a Kansas City Strip
by CliftonD
January 7th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 82
Views: 4390

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

Sent an email as well!
by CliftonD
December 3rd, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best torch for searing etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: Best torch for searing etc.

Consider the Searzall attachment if you're going propane.
by CliftonD
November 29th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6696

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

YLee wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:06 pm
I'm thinking someone created the Jason Hernandez account to be funny.
But waited 2.5 years for the troll. What a long con.
Joined: May 23rd 2016, 6:05pm
by CliftonD
November 28th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6696

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

The Eddy, Batard (limit 1 per couple), and Aureole have no corkage on Mondays as well. And I love Wu's Wonton King.
by CliftonD
November 7th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: More tailgate fun. November 11, Jets versus Bills. NOW with photographic proof!
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: More tailgate fun. November 11, Jets versus Bills.

Same spot, Jay? The wife wants to come say hello (and drink your wine).
by CliftonD
August 28th, 2018, 5:55 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 586
Views: 58477

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

The Eddy has no corkage fee on Mondays as well. Thanks for the info. I had entertained thoughts of dining there a few times, but never materialized. How's the food and service? I went last night and we enjoyed the food. Also, wine service was great - new stems for each bottle, and decanted as well....
by CliftonD
August 17th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC in October: any interest?
Replies: 20
Views: 1047

Re: NYC in October: any interest?

My wife is dying to go to NZ so I'm sure she would love to come and pump you for information. As for wine, I can offer all sorts of stuff, but if I were you, I would tend towards stuff you can't get at home, and some of us have lots of that. Wait, does that mean Cabernet Franc from Long Island, Rie...
by CliftonD
August 15th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 586
Views: 58477

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

They will give you the nicer stems if you order the King Crab (Served 3 ways).
by CliftonD
July 31st, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: aging Aubert Chardonnays?
Replies: 32
Views: 1654

aging Aubert Chardonnays?

That's weird AF. Is this an experiment?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Frankl
by CliftonD
July 30th, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC in October: any interest?
Replies: 20
Views: 1047

NYC in October: any interest?

I was just there last Thursday so definitely still open!

Keep me in the loop - I'm always down to drink.
by CliftonD
July 27th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: <$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker
Replies: 22
Views: 1104

<$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker

I got both the Oban 18 and Springbank 18 (as mentioned above) for my groomsmen. Fits the criteria and cost for both bottles should be at just about $250.
by CliftonD
July 17th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 3616

MacDonald Retrospective/Pay it Forward New York Offline

Jay - I'd be interested as well. However, I'd be in camp (B). November or December works as long as it's not Sunday :)
by CliftonD
July 17th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC offlines
Replies: 53
Views: 2348

NYC offlines

I'd be interested in a weekday offline as well!
by CliftonD
July 16th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin - would you buy again?
Replies: 130
Views: 13792

Coravin - would you buy again?

Available (although in Steel Blue) for $174.95 via Amazon Prime Day.

by CliftonD
July 6th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée
Replies: 88
Views: 3903

Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée

Drats, missed out due to being out at the bars watching the World Cup. Appreciate the offer regardless!
by CliftonD
June 13th, 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bars in Tokyo
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Wine Bars in Tokyo

Check out Parabola Wine Bar in Minato. The owner, Richard, was also my Airbnb host!
by CliftonD
March 13th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kitchen Knife Sharpener?
Replies: 32
Views: 1512

Kitchen Knife Sharpener?

While we’ve got all the knife experts in one place... is it appropriate to use a honing steel on a Japanese blade? I’ve seen lots of conflicting evidence online. Friendly bump. Can any of our resident knife experts weigh in on my question above? I haven't been able to find a consensus answer on thi...
by CliftonD
March 7th, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1032

All Clad sale

They have these seconds sales a few times a year. They would typically email you the password. I always end up picking something up even though telling myself I have enough.

I have never noticed any problems with the "seconds" upon arrival. Sometimes also available at - https://homeandcooksales.com/
by CliftonD
March 6th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dishes that are dead on arrival
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Dishes that are dead on arrival

Big fat goose egg. 0 stars.
by CliftonD
February 13th, 2018, 7:38 pm
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: 3940

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

Cathy and I just got in an Uber - was a pleasure seeing old faces and meeting new (mostly new). If I were to pobega a wine, I’d now have a face to put to it. Pizza was delicious as always - thanks Dan for setting this all up. Get home safe everyone. Happy Tuesday!
by CliftonD
February 12th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Veleta tuna cans
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Veleta tuna cans

I would be all in for razor clams.

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