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by Dan Hammer
July 13th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption changed?
Replies: 33
Views: 1317

Re: Wine consumption changed?

I thought about this when I read Kevin Shin's lovely post on a bunch of great wines, on the host's patio, with safety measures. I don't want to cry in my beer, but my consumption pattern has changed drastically since the plague, not for the better. Sally and I live alone. A year ago she had health ...
by Dan Hammer
July 10th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 45
Views: 3071

Re: Sojourn Cellars

Ridgetop doesn't get the love... it's great. I loved the 09 and the '10 might be better. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=1&p=3028820# I'm sitting on a 2010 Double Mag of Ridgetop, just waiting for the right time. dh That is a big bottle of wine! Somebody must love you ...
by Dan Hammer
July 9th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--Cancelled/Postponed
Replies: 57
Views: 6535

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--Cancelled/Postponed

Mike.

My Facebook page is showing pleasant reminders of our good time with you and your family in 2016.
by Dan Hammer
July 6th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 99
Views: 5826

Re: California Cult

I’ve had 2 ‘07 Schraders and 1 ‘08 Maybach. Maybach is much better.

MACDONALD is in a class by itself. I recently opened a 2014, and it was rocking.

If I’m rating:

1. MACDONALD
2. Maybach (close 2nd).
3. Schrader

Dan
by Dan Hammer
July 5th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 1972

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

A little over 40 years ago, an employee at Hallmark was packing 11 greeting cards into a 12 pack. Most stores would open the pack and put out the cards and wouldn't realize a card was missing. Eventually they caught the guy for stealing after multiple complaints.
by Dan Hammer
July 2nd, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2743

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

I finally had a chance to drink this Napa gem > 2014 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon on Father's Day.

Dan
by Dan Hammer
June 30th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1124
Views: 91216

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Dan Hammer wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 11:34 am
It's wine.com
Prices on wine .com are like Zachy's; and like Zachy's, they will not be oversold.
by Dan Hammer
June 30th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1124
Views: 91216

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Sorry. It's wine.com
by Dan Hammer
June 30th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1124
Views: 91216

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Today is the last day to double dip with the Amex offer. $30 off on a $100 order.
by Dan Hammer
June 29th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving a wine cellar across the country Asap
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Moving a wine cellar across the country Asap

A friend of mine is moving wine from Alaska to Denver. Any info on a trucking company that moves that distance? It's over 3000 miles.
by Dan Hammer
June 27th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: TN: NV Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve

NV Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve - France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (6/27/2020) Disgorged 2/2011 I had no idea that this bottle was still in the cellar, but found it during a search for something else. Initially opened for a Zoom call with Rodolphe Pé...
by Dan Hammer
June 27th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1124
Views: 91216

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Tyler Rico wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 8:01 am
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by Dan Hammer
June 25th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1124
Views: 91216

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

This thread is sounding more and more like the error fares / mistake fares threads on Flyertalk. pileon
by Dan Hammer
June 25th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1939

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Top 3 producers consumed my cellar:

Bedrock
Carlisle
Sojourn, with the Gaps Crown assorted vintages as the leader.
by Dan Hammer
June 23rd, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2475
Views: 153447

Re: New York City Restaurants

I ordered the Katz's dinner for 4 and it arrived Thursday. So far: The half sour pickles were very good (there was a choice of sour or half sour), the pastrami was great, the cinnamon babka was terrible (there was a choice of cinnamon or chocolate), the rye bread was good, the mustard was good. Sti...
by Dan Hammer
June 23rd, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two Berserker Quarantine wines from Walter Scott
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: TNs: Two Berserker Quarantine wines from Walter Scott

I drank this today at the family BBQ > 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay La Combe Verte Freaking awesome for $30. Nice color. Surprisingly nice nose. Pleasant taste of candied butterscotch. Smooth going down. dh The 2015 La Combe Verte Chardonnay is an insane QPR, if you can still find it. Better than t...
by Dan Hammer
June 23rd, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2168

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

mike pobega wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 6:34 pm
This
That steak looks delicious. My leftover Flannery hanger steak tasted good cold as leftovers the next night for dinner. Same goes for my '14 MACDONALD. [cheers.gif]

dh
by Dan Hammer
June 22nd, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: TN: 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (6/21/2020) An excellent wine that proves that with some age a patience, California pinot noir can be as good (or better) that comparably priced Burgundy. NOTE that this is the appellation wine,...
by Dan Hammer
June 21st, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two Berserker Quarantine wines from Walter Scott
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: TNs: Two Berserker Quarantine wines from Walter Scott

I drank this today at the family BBQ > 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay La Combe Verte Freaking awesome for $30. Nice color. Surprisingly nice nose. Pleasant taste of candied butterscotch. Smooth going down.

dh
by Dan Hammer
June 21st, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2168

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

I'm opening a 2014 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa. It's been sitting in the decanter for 3 hours, with one more hour to go. Oh, and my Flannery hanger steak has defrosted. Hope you have the same experience with this wine that I did - it’s fantastic! I trying to figure out if the F...
by Dan Hammer
June 21st, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2168

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

I'm opening a 2014 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa. It's been sitting in the decanter for 3 hours, with one more hour to go.
Oh, and my Flannery hanger steak has defrosted.
by Dan Hammer
June 19th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mini Cain Five Virtual Vertical
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: TN: Mini Cain Five Virtual Vertical

My first roll eyes wine was a mid 1990's Cain Five Meritage. This wine was the building block in my wine education.
by Dan Hammer
June 18th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13693
Views: 668527

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Carter
2018 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon The O.G. Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
by Dan Hammer
June 16th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19160

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

After I watched a video where Kapcsandy said retarded, I blew them off.
by Dan Hammer
June 16th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Carter Release
Replies: 96
Views: 5565

Re: 2018 Carter Release

FYI.

I didn’t receive the e mail, even though I’m registered. I’m thinking that if you’re not registered, you may be able to purchase today.

I met Mark Carter when we stayed at Carter House in 2001. He’s a nice guy. I’m looking forward to drinking these wines.
by Dan Hammer
June 14th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Quivira Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: 2014 Quivira Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

When we stayed at the Carter House in Northern California, yes, that Carter, they were known for their outstanding food and wine pairing dinner. I normally don't do wine pairings, but a Quivira was served as one of the pairings. I enjoyed it so that Mark sold me a bottle. Sometimes, when buying off ...
by Dan Hammer
June 12th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 108
Views: 5451

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

With all the recent Walter Scott hype + this thread, I picked up a 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay La Combe Verte at Grapes the Wine Company in White Plains. Let's see what all the fuss is about.

dh
by Dan Hammer
June 10th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14487

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

Everyone that donated was extremely generous. I would have been happy with anything, the real winner was NAACP LDF, anything else should be viewed as a bonus. Kudos to everyone who donated wine or dollars. You're all winners. Charlie, you should contact the NAACP direct. I'd imagine they don't get ...
by Dan Hammer
June 10th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wines to buy/hold
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Wines to buy/hold

Sojourn Cabernet Sauvignon Home Ranch fills the low $60 category. Good QPR for the price.

Becklyn
EMH
Myriad
Qyivet
by Dan Hammer
June 10th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 1399

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

Mark.

I had PB&J on whole grain bread twice, at the beginning of Covid-19. It was a nice change of pace from various egg concoctions and supermarket deli meat sandwiches. Try it with name brand chunky peanut butter. The crunch makes the difference.
by Dan Hammer
June 5th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14487

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - Check first post for live draw information - (DONATION CAP $60,000 REACHED!!)

Of course you’re right and no donor should feel bad for stepping up for the cause, even the last wine picked. I don’t think any of us really did it for the wine, it’s like a 1% chance here. At this point it’s just a moment of fun in what’s been a sh/!!¥ week. I would think that even the last wine s...
by Dan Hammer
June 5th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14487

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund -JUST ADDED ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN (Currently at $40,60 in donati

Charlie. I just PayPal'd you.

Great idea. You can apply the money to the fund of your choice.
by Dan Hammer
June 5th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Carter Release
Replies: 96
Views: 5565

Re: 2018 Carter Release

Mike Smith posted scores on the Myriad Wine Instagram account. He didn't mention which wine got what score. Congrats to Mike Smith Mark Carter / Carter Cellars and the winemaking team on your fantastic scores for 2018 Cabernets from @jebdunnuck @mikesmithwinejunkie Kaboom! 99, 99, 99, 98+,98+,98,98,...
by Dan Hammer
June 3rd, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8098

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

9 Jean Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Dalla Gasperina as an everyday drinker for my wife,

3 William and Mary Prop Red Shifflett Ranch. 2017.

3 EMH Black Cat Cabernet. 2014.
by Dan Hammer
June 1st, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Restart My Humanity Dinner, Take II -- Littorai, Dirty & Rowdy, EMH, sweeties, others
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: TNs--Restart My Humanity Dinner, Take II -- Littorai, Dirty & Rowdy, EMH, sweeties, others

Thanks for the 2011 EMH note. My current vertical is 2011 -2015. If you like, even though you’re cellar cleaning, I can replace your wine next year. ;)

Dan
by Dan Hammer
June 1st, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock Semillon MonteRossoVnyd LacrymaMontis '11...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: TN: Bedrock Semillon MonteRossoVnyd LacrymaMontis '11...(short/boring)

When I asked MTP on the Zoom why he only made this in 2011, he said that he wasn’t happy with the product that was made. He said that he has some sitting in barrel; and if it ever tasted right, he’d bottle it. Thanks for the note. I’ll hold on to mine for a Berserker event in the NY area.

Dan
by Dan Hammer
May 24th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4182

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

25% fat in a burger blend is someone I hadn’t thought about before and never see in stores. It’s the burger blend we need #BBBB I think the max we could get on the burger builder was 28%, which was always my target. After watching the video last night, I know what I'm bringing to the next Jay Hack ...
by Dan Hammer
May 20th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world
Replies: 22
Views: 1535

Re: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world

Native Texan, live in Austin now. Texas is relatively open — 50% capacity at restaurants, though some are still being more cautious. Done lots of road trips. Where are you coming from? Thanks, Would fly to some large city from Santa Barbara and then rent a car. Been to Dallas once and was not too i...
by Dan Hammer
May 18th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5971

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Sojourn Home Ranch drinks well above it’s cost.

Edited to add EMH Black Cat.
by Dan Hammer
May 15th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paumanok (Long Island Winery) Instagram Live
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Paumanok (Long Island Winery) Instagram Live

I just saw that on their Instagram feed.
by Dan Hammer
May 13th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4182

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

I drank an ‘08 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe with my 12 oz ribeye. The steak looked great, and tasted better. Finally, after 9 weeks, a seriously decent steak.
by Dan Hammer
May 13th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT

Rob,

I live just over the state line near the southwest corner. You can ship to me in NY and then come pick up your wine.
by Dan Hammer
May 11th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27746

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Order arrives Wednesday. Now I have to see which California Cabernet Sauvignon to drink?
by Dan Hammer
May 9th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4182

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, time TBD

insider tip: hanger steak sale launches tmrw :) -k Is there a promo code, or is the discount automatic? As I recall, discount usually shows up as a direct reduction of each item's price Dan. It will show the normal price and then next to it the discount will be in red. When you order, the discounte...
by Dan Hammer
May 9th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4182

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, time TBD

bryan flannery wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 9:37 am
Jeff_M. wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 8:57 am
Need a meat sale now to restock :)
insider tip: hanger steak sale launches tmrw :) -k
Is there a promo code, or is the discount automatic?
by Dan Hammer
May 8th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15
Replies: 18
Views: 1868

Re: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15

After listening to Morgan from Bedrock on the Zoom last night, I'd have to agree. He said his restaurant business is down, but his Berserker business from the recent offering was fantastic.
by Dan Hammer
May 8th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4593

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Now I find on the Ravenswood website that it is intended to be Yiddish - Kayn Nebbishy Vayn. I still have that one, along with several buttons and bumper stickers in other languages. This was a really great event. Major thanks to Joel and Morgan for making it a nice mix of storytelling and wine gee...
by Dan Hammer
May 8th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A blast from the past - '01 Rosemount GSM
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: TN: A blast from the past - '01 Rosemount GSM

I remember United Airlines served this in business class about 20 years ago. I was first starting my wine journey then. I really enjoyed the wine.
by Dan Hammer
May 7th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4593

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

I drank a half glass of the 2013 The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Red Wine last night. I'll drink more tonight.

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