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by ChristopherSK
June 18th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 15450

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Let me start with where I am buying. As John Fox is currently still in federal custody at FCI Sheridan in Oregon, I no longer am able to obtain his wonderful deals. The Fraudster Fox taught all of us that the entities from whom we buy wine futures are businesses, which certainly can go under, (espec...
by ChristopherSK
June 17th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 115
Views: 4197

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

Hotel reservations made at the Crowne Plaza for Friday and Saturday nights. Please mark me as attending (plus 1) with a sharpie.
by ChristopherSK
May 2nd, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 115
Views: 4197

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

Jay, I don't want to miss this. Please mark me down, plus 1. We will uber/lift it to your place and back from a hotel or airbnb.
by ChristopherSK
January 3rd, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank

As we had 5 people we switched to 1996 Bordeaux. Leoville Barton, Lafon Rochet, and Sociando Mallet. Quick impression, well cellared 1996 red Bordeaux are drinking so well right now, not needing much of a decant. As you would guess, the LB was the most popular, but both the the LR and the SM showed ...
by ChristopherSK
December 18th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank

I just updated in the first post. Please PM or call or text my cell at 302-seven five zero, two two 64 if you want to join us, even if it's last moment as the restaurant can accomodate us. Prices are laughingly reasonable at LMT (La Mula Terca), and please bring cash. Last thing to note, it's Mexica...
by ChristopherSK
October 14th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: Philadelphia 2000 Bordeaux, themed tastings events for the right bank and left bank

Saturday December 22, 2018 is the pencil in date for the first of the two tastings, which will be the left bank held at a yet to be determined location in Philly sometime around 7 pm, cash only for the food, tax and tip. Please chime in to reserve spots, and I'll create a wait list if needed; curren...
by ChristopherSK
October 6th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: Philadelphia 2000 Bordeaux, themed tastings events for the right bank and left bank

Hey all. The dates will likely end up being a Friday or Saturday because of my availability. I am contemplating right bank in November, and left bank in December. For the December date I am waiting to find out when California Berserker and my best bud "Wade H" will be in town for Christmas. I spoke ...
by ChristopherSK
September 25th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Washington DC September 28th Tasting of Luxembourg wines at Luxembourg embassy
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Washington DC September 28th Tasting of Luxembourg wines at Luxembourg embassy

I can't attend due to my schedule. Such is life. I hope some people get to enjoy this event.
by ChristopherSK
September 25th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Lanessan
Replies: 52
Views: 1608

Re: 2000 Lanessan

Slight warning Berskers. I have bought the 2000 from various sources over the past 5 or so years. The assorted bottles that I purchased a few years ago were all high quality aged Bordeaux, causing me to want to buy more. Unfortunately, I have encountered what appears to be a TCA taint in my last cas...
by ChristopherSK
September 25th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: Philadelphia 2000 Bordeaux, themed tastings events for the right bank and left bank

Eric, we will do it single blind. Breaking it into two flights. Reveals prior to the second flight during the discussion phase of the first flight. I already did a post of what all I have, so I will repost it here when I get a chance to do another look to see what I am missing, as I think I did not ...
by ChristopherSK
September 24th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank

Hi all. Update....the restaurant is La Mula Terca (the start time is 7 pm), my favorite secret Philly under the radar byob restaurant. Laban gave it two bells last year, and I have dined there a few weeks ago, and it's still spot on. I will supply wine glasses and all wine (and I really don't mind s...
by ChristopherSK
September 23rd, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17

I thought the WOTN was the 1994 "Speciale Reserve" from Arrowood. (TY Dennis) Historically Arrowood Merlot and Cab SR's have demonstrated incredible ageworthiness before showing tertiary flavors. Here's how amazing that wine was. As only half of the magnum was drunk on Friday, Jonathan corked it up ...
by ChristopherSK
September 21st, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17

Decanter alert! (insert sound of siren) I am bringing 6 decanters together with 12 of those wine glasses for Champagne and Sauterne. Thankfully, I found this large ikea bag with straps that will allow me to easily carry the boxes that hold the wine glasses and decanters the 5 block trek to Will. All...
by ChristopherSK
September 21st, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Central NJ Supper Club - September (date changed)
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Central NJ Supper Club - September (date changed)

Not sure of the wine glasses at our venue. As I am bringing 12 glasses for champagne/riesling/sauterne for tonight's offline in Philly (there is a picture of the glass in that thread), I will bring those tomorrow together with 6 decanters. As I am driving a wagon, I am also bringing 12 larger bowled...
by ChristopherSK
September 21st, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Poll: Pourover Coffee
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: Poll: Pourover Coffee

I am a long time coffee addict/lover and fully agree that the pour over method is the best. I got some education from a barrista, and I think the extended contact and ability to stir the water and coffee combination within the "cone" produces more flavors. I even travel with a pour over!
by ChristopherSK
September 19th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17

Trying to remember.........is this an 8 pm start time? Or is it 7:30?
by ChristopherSK
September 19th, 2018, 6:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Central NJ Supper Club - September (date changed)
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Central NJ Supper Club - September (date changed)

Hey all! I have a few minutes free today so I going to pick up some Argentine wine for Saturday. I'll see you all on Saturday evening assuming I survive Friday night's offline in south Philly. If you read that thread, the amount of wine (and perhaps food) is getting downright scary! (Christine, I ha...
by ChristopherSK
September 18th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17

edible flowers??? Riesling of course.
by ChristopherSK
September 18th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17

response to Jonathan...........when you mention adding on fois gras, I think of the boatload of wine we will have, and that we will have plenty of food. Thus, what comes to mind is that adding anything more would be akin to offering Mr. Creosote a "paper thin mint". Mr. Creosote is my favorite Monty...
by ChristopherSK
September 17th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17

Brian, is it possible that you could bring more wine on the 21st??
by ChristopherSK
September 17th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Washington DC September 28th Tasting of Luxembourg wines at Luxembourg embassy
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Washington DC September 28th Tasting of Luxembourg wines at Luxembourg embassy

Hi all. I am a member of the German Wine Society, and have been completely impressed at how the Washington DC chapter puts on not only high quality tastings, but at very reasonable prices at unique/beautiful venues. Below is a link to the September 28th tasting which starts at 6:30 pm, and there are...
by ChristopherSK
September 16th, 2018, 4:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-11

Hey JR. Stems are being provided, unless something changes; I am bringing some glasses for champagne as noted in an earlier post. No age preferences were stated, although "I would think" that our goal will be to bring something that will be able to open up within an hour to two hours at most with a ...
by ChristopherSK
September 16th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Central NJ Supper Club - September (date changed)
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Central NJ Supper Club - September (date changed)

...I kept my promise...........don't keep your distance.
by ChristopherSK
September 13th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Central NJ Supper Club - September (date changed)
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Central NJ Supper Club - September (date changed)

Argentina. The truth is, I never left you! All through my wild days.............my mad existence
by ChristopherSK
September 11th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-11

Hi Brian and all. For the list of what all we are bringing to the dinner, please put me down for a bottle of Bordeaux and an aged (but drinking very well) Sauterne. As I am local it's no problem for me to bring along those perfect for Champagne and/or Sauterne glasses. Also, Will only has a few deca...
by ChristopherSK
September 10th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Central NJ Supper Club - September (date changed)
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Central NJ Supper Club - September (date changed)

Egads, David, Jonathan and I each have wine cellars with over 1,000 bottles of vino, and we have zero bottles of Argentine wines? (shocked) As I am a Francophile.............don't cry for me.
by ChristopherSK
September 10th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC offlines
Replies: 53
Views: 2487

Re: NYC offlines

I saw Patroon in the list of possible places to move the offline dinners. I have enjoyed the meals that I have had at Patroon, on Fridays to take advantage of the byob. Some NYC restaurants, such as Patroon, may not be as busy on Fridays or Saturdays and would be happy to host wine dinners with litt...
by ChristopherSK
September 2nd, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: August South (Central-ish) NJ Supper Club
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: South (Central-ish) NJ Supper Club - August

Hi all. What's the date and location for the September dinner? (In general, depending on what I have on my plate I have to plan out things months in advance, so knowing a date makes it easier for me to attend because if I am free I can then keep a date open.) If you know the dates of any of the othe...
by ChristopherSK
September 2nd, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Jonathan, I did not get the PM. I don't mind having to prepay Will for the costs via credit card, other than what I think would have to be tax and tip which I am guessing would need to be paid in cash the day of the event. But it's up to Brian determine what we all should do (i.e., where we should d...
by ChristopherSK
August 3rd, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

BTW, not that we have to do this on the 21st, but I have found that German Riesling Spatlese or Kabinetts work real well with early courses. The 7 to 8% alcohol also comes in handy to reduce the amount of alcohol during a wine dinner. The Riesling pictured here, a very small Mosel vineyard with a st...
by ChristopherSK
August 3rd, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Here is the glass, with a 750 ml and a Bordeaux half bottle to give size perspective. TY Brian for pointing out the path to picture posting enlightenment!
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great glass to use for Champagne or Sauterne
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by ChristopherSK
July 27th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

I have about 30 of an in between type of glass that I mostly use for Champagne and Sauterne as it is compact but not a flute, but has enough of a bowl to allow a Champagne to open up. Is there a way to post a picture of it on here? I could easily bring it to Will. As I often dine at some of the more...
by ChristopherSK
July 26th, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: (update, room for up to 5 more) 2000 Bordeaux Offline tasting in Philly on Sun July 1st
Replies: 10
Views: 697

(update, room for up to 5 more) 2000 Bordeaux Offline tasting in Philly on Sun July 1st

Ken, I was very impressed by Will. Of the wines, the 2000 Pontet Canet was the group favorite earning the blue ribbon as the WOTN. (I did a CT review of it.) After about 3 hours of air, all of the wines still had plenty of life. The first to open up was the HBL, and the Lagrange was the last. Thankf...
by ChristopherSK
July 25th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

I am more than up for Will. I favor single blind for one reason. That way we can all discuss among ourselves what wines we have and could potentially bring, which then allows us to fine tune the selections to particular courses.
by ChristopherSK
July 20th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

I very much look forward to meeting everyone, even if we went to Tony Luke's on Oregon and only had cheesteaks to go wit (sic) the wines.
by ChristopherSK
July 12th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Yea......we have plenty plenty of options. There's a byob at 1620 South Street that I have dined at many times, Miles Table. http://milestable.com/ Pricing is very reasonable, the food is high quality, and the nice woman who runs the dining room would enjoy staying till at least 9:00 or perhaps 9:30...
by ChristopherSK
July 11th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Brian, philly byob's are also extremely laid back so you could arrive in a batman costume and you would receive nothing but smiles. (Just don't wear a Dallas Cowboy shirt or accoutrement....) As Jonathan and I and others recently dined at Will, I am confident that they could find a way to accommodat...
by ChristopherSK
July 8th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 2940

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

I should easily be able to make it. Add 2 to the count.
by ChristopherSK
June 29th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: German Wine Lovers, NYC?
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

German Wine Lovers, NYC?

I received Beth's email, but I was not free to make a Thursday night tasting. Although I am a member of our Philly/NJ chapter (we've probably met), it's often easier for me to attend the GWS events in DC as they tend to be on Friday nights, and sometimes Saturdays.
by ChristopherSK
June 28th, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: (update, room for up to 5 more) 2000 Bordeaux Offline tasting in Philly on Sun July 1st
Replies: 10
Views: 697

2000 Bordeaux Offline tasting in Philly on Sun July 1st

True that! Will is an ideal location for Philadelphia area Francophiles. I just spoke to Benjamin at Will and Sunday July 1st is not as booked due to plenty of people heading "down the shore." Thus, we have room for 5 more. Repeat....room for 5 more, and no need to bring any vino, but just bring a c...
by ChristopherSK
June 19th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: German Wine Lovers, NYC?
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

German Wine Lovers, NYC?

I am in Philly and can make some tastings on Friday nights or Saturdays, together with my GF; provided it fits my schedule and there is advance notice of gatherings. (We are members of the GWS and tend to go the GWS tastings in Washington DC) I have a rather good amount of Germans in my cellar.
by ChristopherSK
June 18th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: (update, room for up to 5 more) 2000 Bordeaux Offline tasting in Philly on Sun July 1st
Replies: 10
Views: 697

(update, room for up to 5 more) 2000 Bordeaux Offline tasting in Philly on Sun July 1st

We have a few people from another wine board getting together in Philly the evening of Sunday July 1st to taste an assortment of left bank 2000 Bordeaux. If interested, please chime in. No restaurant determined yet (somewhere between south Philly and northern liberties), but we won't have a problem ...

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