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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: 2519

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: 21
Views: 718

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: 1832

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: 496
Views: 50351

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: 1173

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: 21
Views: 718

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: 1423

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: 1173

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: 35
Views: 1897

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: 383

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: 1699

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: 35
Views: 1908

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: 163

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: 2216

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: 46
Views: 2927

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: 3636

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: 12
Views: 737

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: 8
Views: 1268

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: 1719

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: 18007

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: 14
Views: 1213

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: 6318

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: 2269

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 :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2000

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 :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2000

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 :Still room !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2000

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: 896

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: 2078

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: 1051

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: 2828

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: 1198

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: 1198

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.
by J a y H a c k
September 17th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1198

Let Your Saxums Age!

Last night, we opened two Saxum magnums prior to the Jets/Browns Debacle. A 2005 Rocket Block from Loren Sonkin and a 2013 Booker from me. Both were pop and pour in the parking lot with real stemless glasses. The Booker was very nice with lots of primary, powerful flavors but the Rocket Block was th...
by J a y H a c k
September 16th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19

I'm bringing a Saxum magnum and a Schrader if my son can find it. Otherwise an Aubert Loren . . . I mean Lauren. Loren supposedly has another Saxum and some Sonkin Cellars syrah. Food will include Shitake and Oyster Mushroom Risotto, Tofu with eggplant, onions and ginger in a weirdo spicy sauce, pot...
by J a y H a c k
September 16th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3382

Re: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?

Paul Flynn wrote:
December 19th, 2016, 5:23 am
Haven't had a really stellar one of these made after the 90s.
My experience as well. I was at Beringer in 1996 or 97 and picked up a few and they were quite good, but the last few times I had the current vintages over the past decade and a half, they have reminded me of supermarket shelf cabernet.
by J a y H a c k
September 11th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 929

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

I’m always a little bemused by threads like this. As a (almost fully) vegetarian it’s rather hard to answer as there are literally thousands of options. I’d generally advise just cooking more of whatever vegetable and side dishes you would normally cook. If you have the bbq going just wrap veggies ...
by J a y H a c k
September 11th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 929

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 5:24 am
What is your stock for the risotto? Vegetable stock?
Yes. I can't very well use Lobster stock, which is my preferred choice when making seafood risotto.
by J a y H a c k
September 11th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 929

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

Ratatouille, if you are looking for something more on the actual vegetable side rather than more mushrooms, pasta or beans/legumes. There are simple versions which work very well for limited cooking facilities and it can work with a number of wines. Also works exceptionally well reheated. That is m...
by J a y H a c k
September 11th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2288

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Restaurants in NY suck. The food at Amma is great. They have a delusional view of their wine list and thus their corkage is too high. I am going to switch back to Utsav and rely on my negotiating skills because I don't want to think about it any more and they have good choices all around. We will ju...
by J a y H a c k
September 9th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2288

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

IGNORE THIS POST - They want $45 corkage!! See two posts below. I'm going to go with Amma, which is 246 East 51st Street, south side between Second and Third Avenues, but I have to talk to them about corkage. The owner wasn't there when I stopped in on Friday. The room is small but we are not going ...
by J a y H a c k
September 9th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 3269

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Reminds me of the famous joke that ends with the line, "patience, jackass, patience." If the winery says "Do not drink for five years" and I drink it after two years, it's my fault. If they hold it for 5 years before releasing it, I will expect to pay their cost of storage and the time value of the ...
by J a y H a c k
September 9th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 929

What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

The reason for the question - Loren Sonkin is coming to NY next weekend to see the Monday night Browns/Jets game, which is looking like the Loser Bowl after yesterday's debacles. Loren is a vegetarian. He will be attending our pre-game tailgate and I want to provide some vegetarian-suitable food. We...
by J a y H a c k
September 4th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 42
Views: 2175

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

NED VALOIS wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 6:54 pm
And who's fault is that !
What am I , chicken liver ??? [snort.gif]
You need to brush up on those reading skills. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=159750
by J a y H a c k
September 4th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 42
Views: 2175

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Rugalach - my mother's house. Potato knishes with home stretched dough you could read through - my mother's house. Pickled tongue in raisin sauce - my mother's house. "Corned" stuffed breast of veal - my mother's house. Sorry, she passed away almost exactly a year ago Did you inherit the cooking ge...
by J a y H a c k
September 4th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19

Dan Hammer wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 3:03 pm
Monday night at 8:15 is a killer. I have an 0700 flight from our home airport Tuesday morning.

Sorry to miss you Loren. Hope to see you at the Toronto cellar clearing next summer.
Come at 6 pm for the wine and food, leave when the game starts.
by J a y H a c k
September 4th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

PS - And the Bordello style gold filigree bottle is something else!
by J a y H a c k
September 4th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

I bought this from WTSO a few years ago when it was dirt cheap. We then served it blind at a FKALBTG monthly dinner in two flights of two bubblies each: First Flight: 2002 Pol Roger Champagne Extra Cuvee de Reserve 2002 Pommery Champagne Cuvée Louise Brut Second Flight: 2002 Piper-Heidsieck Champagn...
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19

Assuming my checked bag makes it thru ok, put me down for a Magnum of 2005 Saxum Rocket Block. My son will be joining us, so I will bring something else as well. He can have my share of the meat. :-) Thanks very much! So what you're saying is that you did not ruin your son's life by making him a ve...
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters

It the idea to tell which is which or which is better? If, which is better, a mostly nonwine geek crowd will definitely pick the American wines. They generally are softer wines that are easier to drink. I do not know how else to define better when it comes to food or drink that to base it on which ...

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