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by Dan Hammer
February 17th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Over 30 champagnes for a tasting group's annual Valentine event
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Over 30 champagnes for a tasting group's annual Valentine event

Blake,

Someone is bringing this to an offline > 2012 PLOYEZ-JACQUEMART EXTRA BRUT BLANC de NOIR. Did you take any notes on this? Thoughts?

Dan
by Dan Hammer
February 12th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: United Airlines Upgrade Question
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: United Airlines Upgrade Question

Meant to say former UA flyer that's MM'er.
by Dan Hammer
February 12th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: United Airlines Upgrade Question
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: United Airlines Upgrade Question

I'm a former UA Million Miler. I would suggest going to the United forum on www.flyertalk.com and posting your question. You'll have to join in order to post. You'll have lots of accurate answers before the day is out.

UA forum > https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united- ... eplus-681/
by Dan Hammer
February 7th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.
Replies: 80
Views: 5017

Re: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.

You can add Sojourn to the list.
by Dan Hammer
February 6th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma Valley, Pagani
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: 2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma Valley, Pagani

Thanks for the note. I'll try to hold this for a while.
by Dan Hammer
January 29th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)

I miss the '08, '09, and 2010's. I wish I had bottles in my cellar. Good juice.
by Dan Hammer
January 28th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 2628

Re: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!

How'd I miss this yesterday?? The Sandler Sonoma 4 Pack for $100. 2013 Connell Vineyard Syrah 2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Cuvée Marcy 2017 Madzia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 Heintz Ranch Chardonnay Cuvée Ma Belle I've really enjoyed the many wines of EK over the years. I recently enjoyed the...
by Dan Hammer
January 27th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grosgrain Vineyards - Newbie in Walla Walla - BD11 Deals!
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Grosgrain Vineyards - Newbie in Walla Walla - BD11 Deals!

Yep, we'll be back at Taste WA this year! We'll be pouring a fun mix of new wines and debut our new Les Collines Vineyard Sémillon Pét Nat which we just disgorged and are really excited about. Matt, I believe your wine must have been the one that got Missy excited about Grenache as her new favorite...
by Dan Hammer
January 27th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Irish Whiskey Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2020

Re: Irish Whiskey Thread

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 6:43 am
Had two pours last weekend commemorating my head-in collision two years ago. I sorta lived thru it.
I've tasted the RedBreast a few months back. It's not bad. [wink.gif]
The other styles offered taste good too. I own the 12 year old. Come east for a pour.

dh
by Dan Hammer
January 26th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12701
Views: 613433

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

This one > I love the Sauv Blanc. viewtopic.php?f=83&t=166199
by Dan Hammer
January 26th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: SHIPPING UPDATES - JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 87
Views: 3951

Re: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: CAB, SB, LIBRARY + BIG GAME BONUS!!!!!

https://nebula.wsimg.com/62d4cdad286eaa51be1e8213cc858fbb?AccessKeyId=702AD33ABB67D52745C1&disposition=0&alloworigin=1 PACK #1: 3 bottles 2018 DALLA GASPERINA VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC (RUTHERFORD) Price: $78 (includes ground shipping - regular price $96 without shipping) Checkout our SB reviews on ...
by Dan Hammer
January 24th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

Re: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries

mike pobega wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 7:45 am
You'll love Kelley Fox pinots.
I can bring one of you'd like.
I guess this means I have to bring something good for you too. [whistle.gif]
by Dan Hammer
January 24th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries

I finally had a minute to look at this forum > https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=82 Always on the prowl for new wines, and trusting posters here, I noticed the 2 wineries had the most comments. Di Costanzo and Kelley Fox . This board has turned me on to so many good/great wines ov...
by Dan Hammer
January 20th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mendoza: 8 pieces of advice, and thoughts on wine too!
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Mendoza: 8 pieces of advice, and thoughts on wine too!

We had an enjoyable time at Mendel. Nice wines too.

Thanks for the report.
by Dan Hammer
January 11th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic
Replies: 39
Views: 6023

Re: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic

I've been drinking EMH since '05. Whoever the winemaker is, they're doing a pretty good job. [cheers.gif]

I wonder how many no-name, unknown winemakers are making wine?
by Dan Hammer
January 7th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Spring Release Jan. 21, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Sojourn Spring Release Jan. 21, 2020

Not much talk about these As per email - Please mark your calendar now. We will be offering our Spring 2020 Wine Release starting January 21st! As a member of our mailing list, you have an exclusive opportunity to purchase these new wines for a limited time. Spring 2020 Release Wines 2018 Gap’s Cro...
by Dan Hammer
January 3rd, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 8255

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

While I do like Popeye's (my wife and I are guilty of having Popeyes and Champagne here and there), I don't really get ordering a fried chicken sandwich when there is just plain ol' fried chicken available (as opposed to somewhere like Sun of a Gun when you're not in the mood for seafood). I'd rath...
by Dan Hammer
December 31st, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 1940

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

Lots of you ketchup on hot dog people also put ketchup on your eggs. GASP.
by Dan Hammer
December 30th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 176
Views: 16938

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I found a few bottles at Fairway in Pelham NY (southern Westchester) at $149.99. This was sold in the traditional DP green box. I'd post a link, but this is $189 online.
by Dan Hammer
December 27th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to Argentina
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Planning a trip to Argentina

If headed to Mendoza, you'll have to fly out of the local city airport, not EZE. As for EZE, be on guard at all times. The scammers, crooks, and pickpockets have everything worked out to a science. On our first day, an older couple told us how they were scammed out of their camera. As for us, savy N...
by Dan Hammer
December 27th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 674
Views: 72409

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

Updated 12/27/19
etomasi wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Osteria Morini in Soho. $40/btl, not sure about a bottle limit. https://osteriamorini.com/soho-nyc/

Btw, thanks for keeping this up to date! When I visited last weekend, it was very helpful!
Thanks for the kind words.
by Dan Hammer
December 25th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 176
Views: 16938

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Raise your hand if you searched for the 2006 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee.

Guilty.
by Dan Hammer
December 24th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2363
Views: 142021

Re: New York City Restaurants

Next day , for lunch , to Chinatown . The place is called Nom Wah tea parlor. You would never go in without a recommendation , it does not look appealing , more like a hole in a wall . The place is packed , the food delicious . I ate way too much . The local NYC station here in New York talked abou...
by Dan Hammer
December 23rd, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020

I have plenty of California red wine in my cellar. The range is 2007 - 2017. Dare I say some of them are good enough to share.
by Dan Hammer
December 22nd, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: When to Book Airfare ???
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: When to Book Airfare ???

A few weeks ago, Delta had a flash sale JFK / LHR for 20,000 miles roundtrip. I just checked March 29 - April 10, and see 22,000 mile roundtrip coach tickets. That's a good redemption. From LHR, you can find cheap (?) transportation to AMS. JFK/AMS runs about 30,000 miles on the same dates. April 5 ...
by Dan Hammer
December 20th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 2056

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

Adam Frisch wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 6:27 am
I've always made a point of getting to Motorino's when I'm in NYC. Great stuff. Heard Locali in Carroll Gardens supposed to be amazing. DiFara used to be the cult classic street pie, but last I heard it had shut down.
It was a couple of day shutdown.
by Dan Hammer
December 18th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5362

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Looks like the Moderator deleted a post prior to yours Jay Hack.
by Dan Hammer
December 18th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need Atlanta restaurant rec under specific circumstances...
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Need Atlanta restaurant rec under specific circumstances...

Gus Siokis wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 12:24 pm


If you are open to an eclectic option....I would try our favorite place: Gunshow (Near the Atlanta Zoo) - Farm to table meets Dim Sum.
I took clients there last January. For the equivalent of about $60, it was more like a tasting menu. Exceptional. Slightly south of downtown.
by Dan Hammer
December 18th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 35
Views: 4584

Re: London Recos

Just got back (on Saturday) from a 10 day stay in London. Here's a brief review of what we liked and disliked about where we stayed, restaurants, etc. We stayed at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in Kings Cross/St. Pancras. An historic hotel originally opened in 1873, closed in 1935 and reopened ...
by Dan Hammer
December 17th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 2056

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

They don't want to venture too far. As a New Yorker, this means a 20 minute walk. That translates to 1 mile. There are loads of pizza places in the area. I'm sure they'll like where ever they go. If you wanted to know some pizza places on the upper westside, I can help. it's a short ride on the sub...
by Dan Hammer
December 17th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 2056

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

Dup.
by Dan Hammer
December 14th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3950

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th

Ian S wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Jonathan, take me off the list. Apparently, dry humour doesn't translate well to keyboards. Sorry mate!
As I mentioned on another thread, you can do what you like after you've been a member for one year. You still have time. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
December 12th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 53
Views: 4104

Re: 2018 Schrader

This is how I "healed my affliction": one day, I realized I could, instead of buying Schrader, buy a bottle of Pichon Baron, or two bottles of Haut Bailly, or three bottles of Domaine de Chevalier, or two bottles of Leoville Barton, or a bottle of Montrose, or a bottle of Rauzan Segla, or a bottle ...
by Dan Hammer
December 12th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 674
Views: 72409

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

This list was updated through November 19, 2019.
by Dan Hammer
December 12th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 53
Views: 4104

Re: 2018 Schrader

This is how I "healed my affliction": one day, I realized I could, instead of buying Schrader, buy a bottle of Pichon Baron, or two bottles of Haut Bailly, or three bottles of Domaine de Chevalier, or two bottles of Leoville Barton, or a bottle of Montrose, or a bottle of Rauzan Segla, or a bottle ...
by Dan Hammer
December 11th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5362

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Lots of work. Changing attitudes of restaurateurs. Indifference to scheduling issues from some attendees. Much has changed in the years since I started my group (2004). I have met some amazing people and made some new friends, but (early on) I also met a very few that I would not want to share a si...
by Dan Hammer
December 9th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5362

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Mike Grammer wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 9:50 am


Maybe in NYC, you just need the right visitor [grin.gif] The Mike on Tour events have always been nicely attended ;)

Mike
So noted. My calendar is clear in July, with the exception of one particular weekend. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
December 9th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Returning Bali Traveler
Replies: 9
Views: 2253

Re: Returning Bali Traveler

Mike, We had a fine dinner at Mozaic . It was board recommended. Reservations are a must. I went looking in vain to buy wine, but ended up purchasing off their list. I can't recall any of the details. Sometimes Made will send another driver if he's busy. Insist that he take you out. We did go to Bal...
by Dan Hammer
December 8th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 53
Views: 4104

Re: 2018 Schrader

Is anyone still buying s chrader? According to Cellartracker, s chrader purchases peaked in '12 and '13. There was a decrease of ~25% in '14. The 2017 shows a ~70% decrease in posted bottles vs. 2013. I realize the 2017 number may not be up to date as people receive their allocation. But still. pileon
by Dan Hammer
December 2nd, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5362

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Maybe the title should be amended to "The New York City Offline Excuse Thread". You're not allowed to post anything negative, or act childlike, until you're a Berserker in good standing. This happens after you're here for one year. As an organizer of the annual Di Fara's offline, people are added /...
by Dan Hammer
December 1st, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a Special Bottle part deux: NYC Holiday Gala: Dec 2nd, Wu's Wonton King- ONE SPOT OPEN !: Check out the line up
Replies: 81
Views: 4201

Re: Bring a Special Bottle part deux: NYC Holiday Gala: Dec 2nd, Wu's Wonton King- PLEASE POST WINES

The suckling pig needs to be ordered in advance. It will be plenty of food for your group size and you can all pack some to go. And yes, you can alternatively get the Peking Duck... or King Crab even. We were there March 21, 2018. This may be the link to the pix. It wasn't. Photo @dhammer53 on Inst...
by Dan Hammer
December 1st, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21977

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

I’m somewhat new to WB and have heard lots of hype about Berseker Day, but I have no idea exactly what it is. Can someone please enlighten me? The short answer is that it's the day the internet takes your money on real sale prices on wine, and various non-wine items. This is no make believe sale. I...
by Dan Hammer
November 30th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Treasury Wine Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 3211

Re: Treasury Wine Sale

jordan whitehead wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 12:27 pm
50% off overpriced isn't much of a sale.
I thought you meant Zachy's. neener

dh
by Dan Hammer
November 28th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21977

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Say Merrill, after my 1st grandson was born in 2014, I bought 3 - 2014 Black Cats. Now that my 2nd grandson was born, I expect to do the same with your 2019. [whistle.gif]
by Dan Hammer
November 25th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: William and Mary Proprietary Reds--2016 vs 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: TNs: William and Mary Proprietary Reds--2016 vs 2017

Thanks for the notes Frank. I'll open one of my '17's if Todd French comes to the Di Fara's offline in NYC (Brooklyn) on Fat Tuesday. Otherwise I'll wait a couple of years to taste.

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