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by Jay $$ Winton
October 16th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 14
Views: 105

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Gotta go to Reading Market for the experience.
by Jay $$ Winton
October 16th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 495
Views: 50129

Re: Official WTSO thread

WTSO will do 2 day Fed Ex for $4 per bottle and they have done it for one bottle shipments.
by Jay $$ Winton
October 14th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 21
Views: 373

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

This is helpful as we will be in Barcelona for 5 nights next month and staying at the Marriott Edition which appears to be centrally located.
by Jay $$ Winton
October 10th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 259
Views: 11131

Re: Ravenswood library offer

So what would your mixed case be?
by Jay $$ Winton
October 4th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 495
Views: 50129

Re: Official WTSO thread

They just had the 2014 Anderson Conn Valley Reserve Cab for $59 with free shipping on one bottle. In my neck of the woods that's a good price/shipping combo. I use them to explore new wines and for daily drinkers. Excellent price. Have they started charging tax to certain states? Yes in DC still no...
by Jay $$ Winton
October 4th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17893

Re: I'm done*

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 6:26 am
Retirement party in DC?
Mr Acronym would be interested.
by Jay $$ Winton
October 2nd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

Agree on the 86 La Lagune. I bought a couple bottles recently and the first one was wonderful.
by Jay $$ Winton
September 22nd, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1806

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

I'll defer to Tom on the route as it has been a number of years since Ive been to CM.
by Jay $$ Winton
September 21st, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1806

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

For those with experience, if you were heading to Cape May from DC, would you take the ferry? Google maps doesn't even suggest it as an option (95>Wilmington DE> south) Sure but book ahead as it's popular. On the Rocks at the Lewes terminal is a fun place to hang before the ferry. EDIT: The most di...
by Jay $$ Winton
September 12th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 2091

Re: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?

Thanks for all this.
by Jay $$ Winton
September 12th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 2091

Re: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?

Do you need to book well ahead for the restaurants? We're hoping November will be less crowded and less touristy.
by Jay $$ Winton
September 12th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1806

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Neal - The Bill Charlap trio is playing a there 10/18 as part of a jazz fest. I think you’d enjoy them. The Jazz Fest is fun but we avoid the ticketed concerts as it's generally smooth jazz-not Charlap!! It's more fun to walk around the various restaurants/bars most of whom have live music; however...
by Jay $$ Winton
September 10th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1096

Re: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

in for a Napa 3 pack
by Jay $$ Winton
September 10th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17990

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

only 369 cases this year so I imagine not a lot of extra wine will be available.
by Jay $$ Winton
September 9th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

Corkscrew I've lost a couple via TSA when I wasn't checking bags. Just ordered a luggage scale. Any particular scale u like? I’m looking for one but they are all fairly cheap and so many brands. this one seemed to be ok. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NW62PCA/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie...
by Jay $$ Winton
September 9th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 1649

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Safeway used to be a reliable source for ripe avocados but I've returned several lately from different stores. I agree that's it's best to ripen them at home but sometimes you gotta have some guac.
by Jay $$ Winton
September 9th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

Rob Lynch wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 1:08 am
Corkscrew
I've lost a couple via TSA when I wasn't checking bags. Just ordered a luggage scale.
by Jay $$ Winton
September 5th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni Estate Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Pisoni Estate Release

Is Gary Pisoni still involved in the winemaking?
by Jay $$ Winton
September 4th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2016 Château Haut-Vigneau
Replies: 0
Views: 136

TNR: 2016 Château Haut-Vigneau

Anyone tasted this?
by Jay $$ Winton
September 4th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1377

Re: Newark Airport

Newark has easy access but one of the scariest moments I can recall was being there during a complete power failure sitting in total darkness as the natives got very restless.
by Jay $$ Winton
September 4th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

All my bottles have been excellent, one left.
by Jay $$ Winton
September 2nd, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Alligator
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Alligator

tastes like chickun
by Jay $$ Winton
August 16th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1806

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Let me add best crabcake is from Woody's bar in Dewey Beach. That said, given its zero atmosphere and otherwise mediocre food, buy the cake uncooked and bake at home. A bargain for $17 and just lots of Maryland jumbo backfin with no filler. I've tried others around the area and it remains numero uno.
by Jay $$ Winton
August 16th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1806

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 4:31 pm
So if we went for a weekend in late Sept or Oct, where should we stay? Best hotel?
Also look at Rehoboth Hotel. A nice Italian restaurant is located there as well. Several people have stayed at Canal side Inn and liked it. RB is a very walkable community in general.
by Jay $$ Winton
August 15th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1806

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

We have been to Rehoboth a few times. It is ok. Water is too cold - it is at all the Delaware and Maryland beaches IMHO. Give me Kiawah, Hilton Head, Savannah Beach, etc. But, to be honest, I am not that much of a beach person and like Kiawah and Hilton Head better because of the golf. In the ocean...
by Jay $$ Winton
August 15th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 2091

Re: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?

We're there in November so any recs appreciated. Our hotel is the Marriott Edition. Our plan is to take one or two day trips.
by Jay $$ Winton
August 12th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1806

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

We have been to Rehoboth a few times. It is ok. Water is too cold - it is at all the Delaware and Maryland beaches IMHO. Give me Kiawah, Hilton Head, Savannah Beach, etc. But, to be honest, I am not that much of a beach person and like Kiawah and Hilton Head better because of the golf. In the ocean...
by Jay $$ Winton
August 12th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig 18 Rye
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Whistle Pig 18 Rye

I tried the WP 12 year rye last night and wasn't impressed-pretty coarse with an unpleasant finish. Pinhook Rye much better and less expensive.
by Jay $$ Winton
August 8th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1806

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

As we have home in RB, I agree with your post. That said, the traffic is really an issue as developers seem to be unchecked and large tracts of multiple homes keep getting built. No corkage is a hassle but lists in some of the restaurants are ok. Locals know happy hour is the way to go during the s...
by Jay $$ Winton
August 7th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1806

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

As we have home in RB, I agree with your post. That said, the traffic is really an issue as developers seem to be unchecked and large tracts of multiple homes keep getting built. No corkage is a hassle but lists in some of the restaurants are ok. Locals know happy hour is the way to go during the su...
by Jay $$ Winton
July 31st, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 222
Views: 23058

Re: Washington DC

We were in Dino's Grotto last night enjoying a few bottles on their corkage free night. Very sorry that it's closing as I have enjoyed many offlines there. Getting a good meal at reasonable prices continues to be difficult in Washington.
by Jay $$ Winton
July 29th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Looking for a friendly tasting group in DC
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: Looking for a friendly tasting group in DC

The BWE group gets together occasionally, probably this fall at some point. Keep an eye on their board.http://www.bordeauxwineenthusiasts.com/ ... um.php?f=4
by Jay $$ Winton
July 18th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 495
Views: 50129

Re: Official WTSO thread

Lots of Brunello in Platinum.
by Jay $$ Winton
June 27th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 495
Views: 50129

Re: Official WTSO thread

Just used the last of my $2pb credits. Deadline is August 18, btw
by Jay $$ Winton
June 20th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions
Replies: 35
Views: 1659

Re: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions

Provenance is the issue here. I'll throw Laurel Glen into the mix.
by Jay $$ Winton
June 6th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé.
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: TN: 2017 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé.

Not sure it as good as a few years ago. Used to be a regular buy for me but the last vintage wasn't the same quality I remembered. I will have to try it again.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 28th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London wine bar recommendations sought
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: London wine bar recommendations sought

Gordons on the Embankment is a must visit. https://gordonswinebar.com/
by Jay $$ Winton
May 23rd, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 103
Views: 5542

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

We bought a Secura a couple of years ago SCG-903B. No issues so far
by Jay $$ Winton
May 21st, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 44
Views: 2607

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

La Lagune
by Jay $$ Winton
May 21st, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 5-19-19
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: Wine Impressions 5-19-19

An odd name for a winery. At least "Produttori" sounds cool for a coop. Couldn't they come up with something more original? With Total Wine, it's always possible that the original producer did have a cool name, but it was more advantageous legalistically & financially for Total to slap their own br...
by Jay $$ Winton
May 21st, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 5-19-19
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: Wine Impressions 5-19-19

Jim, you may already know about them, but B-21 online and near Tampa has a pretty good wine selection at very fair prices and a flat rate $12 shipping at least in FL. We discovered them this past winter while we were in FL and they contributed to acquisition>>consumption for those months. Cheers, -...
by Jay $$ Winton
May 15th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Dogfish Head- Sam Adams
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Dogfish Head- Sam Adams

As a Dogfish lover, I am less than thrilled to say the least but Sam and his wife have done a lot of good in lower, slower so I don't begrudge them becoming extremely wealthy.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 7th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 25
Views: 1499

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

My Genesis still going strong after many years. I have replaced the original grills and flavorizer bars but everything else is original. Charcoal is great but being able to heat the grill in 10 minutes is very handy in a busy world.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 3rd, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 1207

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

Nola Palomar wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 8:08 pm
I use a pot with olive oil. When popped I salt it then add butter.
We use this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NF ... UTF8&psc=1 with organic coconut oil, salt and Amish popcorn.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 2nd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Consignors and Auction Houses
Replies: 27
Views: 1559

Re: Best Wine Consignors and Auction Houses

CT has an arrangement with Benchmark but I've never tried it.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 2nd, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1778

Re: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

Never any issues with SWA when I've checked wine;they only care that it is securely packed. They do require you to sign a waiver of responsibility so I have them place FRAGILE stickers on the box.
by Jay $$ Winton
April 27th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11881
Views: 568925

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

six pack of 2016 ANTHILL FARMS PINOT NOIR TINA MARIE VYD. Have to pay sales tax at 7.38%, ok with that. Then I find out shipping is now $50 a case or $36 for 6. So the good deal price disappears but it's not available in the DC area. EDIT: It is available in DC but significantly more than I paid eve...
by Jay $$ Winton
April 26th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1580

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

CT is invaluable! Thanks Eric!
by Jay $$ Winton
April 21st, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 495
Views: 50129

Re: Official WTSO thread

A DC pal said he's getting charged sales tax but I'm still not in MD. I imagine that will change soon. BTW, the Benjamin Farjon Côtes du Rhône Villages 2016 Plan de Dieu Product ID: (86005) is excellent at $13.99. Case worthy purchase.

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