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by J a y H a c k
November 13th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

John Morris wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 8:05 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 7:57 am
D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 9:37 pm
. . .
This is why Alfert has associates
I wonder what their hourly rate is for the boss?
I would never let my associates touch my wine. It's way too important.
by J a y H a c k
November 13th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

No, not because I have more than enough to last me until I die, and not because I’m so old that I will die before any new-release stuff I would buy will be fully mature. Rather, it’s just that Garagiste and Fass shipments arrived on the same day and I had to carry seven cases of wine in from the ca...
by J a y H a c k
November 13th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

No, not because I have more than enough to last me until I die, and not because I’m so old that I will die before any new-release stuff I would buy will be fully mature. Rather, it’s just that Garagiste and Fass shipments arrived on the same day and I had to carry seven cases of wine in from the ca...
by J a y H a c k
November 12th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 F.X. Pichler Riesling Unendlich (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 1
Views: 195

TN: 2017 F.X. Pichler Riesling Unendlich (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

2017 F.X. Pichler Riesling Unendlich - Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau (11/12/2019) At the FKALBTG monthly blind wine dinner, but since we were the hosts, it was not blind to me. Two tastes - first when poured and then later retasted out of the bottle after about 60-90 minutes of air. Initially, ...
by J a y H a c k
November 12th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

No ONE is more bummed about this than me. I have attended every single one and almost all of the side events. I train all year for it. With that said this is an enormous completely non-profit labor of love for Stephen Bitterolf. And it is a big burden for most of the growers. With that said Rieslin...
by J a y H a c k
November 12th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

mattcitrang wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 10:45 am
Hopefully it still alive come 2021.

One of my favorite events of the winter.
Hopefully I am still alive come 2021.
by J a y H a c k
November 6th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?

alan weinberg wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 1:07 pm
wow, that was a long time ago that we all did that!
We are both getting MUCH older.
by J a y H a c k
November 5th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anyone going to the Jets/Giants Loser Bowl?
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Anyone going to the Jets/Giants Loser Bowl?

I think we will serve sour grapes and humble pie at our tailgate, but the traditional rule will apply - the worse the game, the better the food and the wine. Anyone else going? If so, let me know and you can join us.
by J a y H a c k
November 5th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?

I just got an invitation from Christie's to attend the auction in Beaune this year, with a list of barrels to be auctioned. Not that I want to go to Beaune that weekend, since I have other obligations, but as one of the original Gang of Five that put together HAG in 2005, I thought I would ask wheth...
by J a y H a c k
November 4th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another request for a Thanksgiving Homeless Shelter Recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Another request for a Thanksgiving Homeless Shelter Recipe

This year, I have been assigned two turkeys, a vegetable and non-alcoholic carbonated beverages for 100 people for the Family Homeless Shelter Thanksgiving Banquet in White Plains. Better than being responsible for the whole thing as in past years. I have the turkeys and veggies in hand, but I am se...
by J a y H a c k
November 3rd, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys
Replies: 70
Views: 4145

Re: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys

Obviously, they do not advertise. Remember 15 or so years ago, when their featuring of Kosta Brown and the cover photo virtually made the winery? That an DuMol.
by J a y H a c k
November 2nd, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 397

TN: 2006 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2006 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat - USA, California, Napa Valley (11/1/2019) Pop and poured. This is in a great place right now. It has shed any harsh tanin. Sweet without sugar, moderately fruity but not over the top. Some level of spice. A bit of earthiness but no tertiary leathery type stuff...
by J a y H a c k
October 30th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Peter Luger NYT review.
Replies: 63
Views: 2236

Re: Peter Luger NYT review.

I haven't been there for decades and I have no comment about the restaurant or the food, but if you go to Luger's and order Dover sole, you are an idiot, not a food critic.
by J a y H a c k
October 29th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134337

Re: New York City Restaurants

Final info on tonight's collab! It is going to be quite the party! https://www.instagram.com/p/B4MvzeBA8eg/ You communist! I didn't know about this until someone told me. Unfortunately, this clashes with our FKALBTG monthly dinner. I can't tell you what we are pouring because it's blind and someone...
by J a y H a c k
October 29th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 51
Views: 3082

Re: '16 MacD ship date

I got mine in NY yesterday or the day before.
by J a y H a c k
October 27th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 13401

Re: Downstream Wines

After serious consideration, and despite my love of the work of both JSS and Cambie, I'm going to pass. I need another wine in that price range like I need a hole in the head.
by J a y H a c k
October 27th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2768

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

None. A filing cabinet drawer full of photo negatives I keep in a cabinet near the garage for a quick exit. Everything else is just money.

If you insist, probably a 2007 Saxum JBV magnum in one hand and in the other a 2009 Montrose that my uncle told me on his death bed to take from his closet.
by J a y H a c k
October 24th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5233

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

I got cabs but no pinots. I guess the sorting hat knew that I am not a big pinot fan.
by J a y H a c k
October 18th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 60
Views: 2758

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

My offsite storage is a 6 bottle fridge in my office. Does that count?
by J a y H a c k
October 16th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 34
Views: 1547

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

I have never understood why Mouton was elevated to First Growth status and none of the so called Super Seconds, Palmer included. . . I will answer that question if you first tell me how old you are. It's all about history and politics. I'm 64, Jay. :-) I'm 68, so let's say close enough. The answer ...
by J a y H a c k
October 16th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?
Replies: 22
Views: 1990

How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?

[stirthepothal.gif] Asking for a friend.

Fontanafredda Barolo. I have a sweet spot for that winery because when the skylight at Zachy's collapsed and almost killed two of us, the other guy was the Fontanafredda rep who was pouring their Lazzarito, which I like.
by J a y H a c k
October 16th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 503
Views: 51298

Re: Official WTSO thread

I just got my delivery of NV Charles Mignon Champagne. I have a business lunch today so I think I will bring it and report back.
by J a y H a c k
October 16th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1292

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

I have Pinot Gris. I never thought of it as the same, but Doh! Grigio in Italian is Gris in French. I have Z-H and Albert Mann. I even have a Scholium Project Pinot Gris, which will undoubtedly be too weird for everyone.
by J a y H a c k
October 16th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 34
Views: 1547

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

Rudi Finkler wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 11:30 pm
I have never understood why Mouton was elevated to First Growth status and none of the so called Super Seconds, Palmer included. . .
I will answer that question if you first tell me how old you are. It's all about history and politics.
by J a y H a c k
October 16th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 42
Views: 1551

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

I have had really good luck matching CNDP with Indian food (no hotter that medium). . . . In the same vein, I like California GSM blends, especially those that are a bit heavy on the Grenache. The first time I had the combination, it was because it was all I had in my office and I was going to Utsa...
by J a y H a c k
October 16th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1292

What's the best Pinot Grigio?

I am constantly asked by guests at my house to bring up a bottle of Pinot Grigio when I offer to go down to the cellar to get a bottle of wine. I usually respond with "how about a really good Sauvignon Blanc or German Riesling?" I have no PG in my cellar. However, wanting to be a good host, I really...
by J a y H a c k
October 14th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5233

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

A. Cox wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 3:40 pm
. . . Martaella Vyd pinots (from Benovia) . . .
Quiet please. It's like drinking wine at Berns.
by J a y H a c k
October 14th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 448

TN: 2015 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

2015 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (10/9/2019) I managed to lose track of the calendar and scheduled a business dinner for breaking the fast on Yom Kippur. All put together, I decided to go with the serious stuff and t...
by J a y H a c k
October 14th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1872

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

0.00% of my cellar is for investment. I plan to drink everything except for what I leave to my kids and to my wife if she survives me. I have never been paid 10 cents as a wine professional, so I am pretty clear on that as well.
by J a y H a c k
October 11th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2442

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

This thread is complete BS. Just ask at the next Offline and you can probably unload it to the rest of the AFWEs.
by J a y H a c k
October 9th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MetLife Stadium October 14. Jets/Dallas
Replies: 0
Views: 390

MetLife Stadium October 14. Jets/Dallas

So you want to watch Dallas recover from embarrassment by beating up on the Jets this Sunday and you want to make sure that you drink some good wine before hand? We will be conducted our regular tailgate this Sunday at Parking Stanchion G5 before the game. Menu still up in the air but, as always, it...
by J a y H a c k
October 8th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2284

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

First of all, don't listen to any of my brethren who do not like California wines in the first place. I agree that Ridge Monte Bello would be an excellent first choice, but you said "wine(s)" so let's fill out the basket. The Ridge from a good year will set you back a few bucks, so let's say $250. I...
by J a y H a c k
October 8th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 53
Views: 3602

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

Check Winesearcher, You can save $0.01 at Winelibrary. This price is not all that special.
by J a y H a c k
October 6th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3736

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

Randy Bowman wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 8:06 pm
. . . your pets are 100 per month each. . .
I used to have a large fish tank. At $100 per pet, that could be expensive!
by J a y H a c k
October 5th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seepage on 1970 Taylor
Replies: 19
Views: 1221

Re: Seepage on 1970 Taylor

The bottle I brought to Jay Hack’s house showed some seepage, and was amazing. You should be fine Yes. I don't know why (maybe Portugal exports the good cork and use the crap for their local wines), but I have seen a lot of SOS in older ports, but it never seems to matter. The Port that Mark brough...
by J a y H a c k
October 5th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 35
Views: 3317

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

How is Beaujolais these days? I haven't bought any for over a decade and other than some 30 year old bottles at that place in Tampa, I can't remember the last time I had a bottle. I hate banana (one of the few foods I won't eat) and the banana flavors in Beaujolais were just so off-putting that I mo...
by J a y H a c k
October 5th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Musar
Replies: 37
Views: 1769

Re: My First Musar

Go with the 1999. We opened one earlier this year and it was ready to go, although it has a long way to go before it gets to the down slope. I agree with the comment above about initial funkiness that is off-putting. Decant it if you can, even for a few minutes if that's all you've got, and the prob...
by J a y H a c k
October 4th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18181

Re: I'm done*

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 6:26 am
Retirement party in DC?
I think we should throw him a party in DC and celebrate that there is one less competitor [both lawyer and wine buyer]. You can bring that swill you drink and I can bring the rocket fuel I drink and we can bled it together for the accountants who like averages.
by J a y H a c k
October 2nd, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Craig G wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 10:37 pm
When I showed up to a New York offline, Jay finished his Cayuse before I made it to the restaurant.
Which Cayuse. I usually bring those to football games because they stand up to the weather and all the smoke from 1,000 grills.
by J a y H a c k
September 26th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6435

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

I was in Berlin in 2005. I wanted to buy some famous German chocolate to bring home to my family. I was not uncomfortable being in Berlin etc. etc, but when I went to the shop to buy the chocolate, there at the front door was a brass sign that said the German equivalent of "Established 1938." I just...
by J a y H a c k
September 25th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2332

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

You have almost found religion. A few more years and you can come to the Saxum offline. Seriously, I had the same response when I opened a 1966 and 1975 Gruaud last year. Academically interesting and enjoyable but hardly what I would call thrilling. Words like appreciate come to mind, but not thrill...
by J a y H a c k
September 24th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st All Full !!
Replies: 62
Views: 3093

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 9th

Oh, oh, will the Yankees have a playoff game on Wed. night?! Not on the 9th. It’s Yom Kippur. Oops. I have to guard the door the night before and throw myself in front of ISIS members with machine guns, so maybe I can't make it. Sundown is 6:25, which means you can eat after 7:25, but since I am a ...
by J a y H a c k
September 22nd, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st All Full !!
Replies: 62
Views: 3093

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 9th

I will come. You have GC Burgs?!?!?! Yes, How about if I bring a 2006 Hospices de Beaune Corton-Cuvée Docteur Peste Faiveley? I opened one in March 2025 and it was still a baby. Time to check in again. Great. glad you can join. That's funny that you're amazed I have GC Burgs, coming from someone no...
by J a y H a c k
September 20th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st All Full !!
Replies: 62
Views: 3093

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 9th

I will come. You have GC Burgs?!?!?! Yes, How about if I bring a 2006 Hospices de Beaune Corton-Cuvée Docteur Peste Faiveley? I opened one in March 2025 and it was still a baby. Time to check in again.
by J a y H a c k
September 20th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Tues 9/24 Produttori Riservas
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: NYC: Tues 9/24 Produttori Riservas

Sorry. Can't make it. I have to teach a seminar on the effect of the new rent laws on multifamily valuations for mortgage loan collateral purposes. I may need a drink after that, but I will not be done until 9 pm.
by J a y H a c k
September 19th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Almost Great and Hideously Undrinkable
Replies: 16
Views: 2098

Re: Almost Great and Hideously Undrinkable

Dan Kravitz wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 5:52 pm
. . . Rated square root of -1. An imaginary number because I could not imagine a wine this bad. Certainly my worst wine of the decade, possibly of my life; I may have repressed memories of something worse, but I doubt it.
. . .
[rofl.gif]

Nominee for TN of the decade.
by J a y H a c k
September 18th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: american wines suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1067

Re: american wines suggestions?

Zinfandel for starters Carlisle, Bedrock, Ridge, Limerick Lane for starters if you can find them. Ceritas Chardonnay might be a tough 'get' but worth it if you happen upon one. Give the guy a chance. No way can he get Carlisle, Bedrock or Ceritas and probably not Limerick Lane. I looked at Vino.75 ...
by J a y H a c k
September 18th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry
Replies: 32
Views: 2864

Re: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry

I thought I had never had their wine until I looked it up and found this note. I guess I should have bought some: 2013 Harrington Trousseau Siletto Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Cienega Valley (11/15/2015) Traded with someone (CT from Louisiana) I did not know for a bottle of 2000 D'Arm...
by J a y H a c k
September 17th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1226

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

Have to agree; Saxum is not my cup of tea but I was impressed by how well a 2005 Bone Rock was drinking recently. Nicely integrated, carrying its 16.1% beautifully with no sign of cracking up, clearly many more years to go (The next morning my husband and I had vicious hangovers and we swore off bu...
by J a y H a c k
September 17th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1226

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

B. Buzzini wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 11:53 am
Although I tend to agree...this one last night was just not doing it for me. Too much plum and Porty...tart tingly acid. Lot a sediment in that sucker as well.
. . .
Mine start with 2004, so maybe I'm OK.

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