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by Dan Hammer
October 21st, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st All Full !!
Replies: 53
Views: 2170

Re: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :Still room !!

If anyone needs a ride from the Chappaqua train station on Monday October 28, I can pick you up. > viewtopic.php?f=8&t=163931
by Dan Hammer
October 19th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Kittle House Dinner Monday 10/28 (revised)
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Kittle House Dinner Monday 10/28 (revised)

Shameless bump.

I have assorted Bedrock and Carlisle starting with he '07 and '08 vintages; or if you like, I can step up my game. I have plenty of California cabs with some age on them.
by Dan Hammer
October 16th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Kittle House Dinner Monday 10/28 (revised)
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Kittle House Dinner Monday 10/28 (revised)

I'm looking forward to dinner on Monday 10/28.
by Dan Hammer
October 7th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 175
Views: 12406

Re: Long Island

If you're in the Hamptons, Stone Creek Inn is the place to go. Corkage is $35. They offer a set menu all Thursday night $35 for 2 courses. On Friday it's offered at the first seating. In Berserker-speak, it's a 100 points.

Thank you Diane Kessler for the recommendation. [cheers.gif]
by Dan Hammer
October 4th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 228
Views: 23447

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

Time for me to do a little extra research. Thanks.
by Dan Hammer
October 3rd, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Kittle House Dinner Monday 10/28 (revised)
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Kittle House Dinner Monday 10/28 (revised)

You mean you don't like a nice intimate dinner?? [cheers.gif]
by Dan Hammer
October 3rd, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 228
Views: 23447

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

We're going to the Yogi Berra Museum in a couple of weeks. Any recommendations within a 20 minute ride that's BYO friendly? Thanks. All food types considered. Can be high or low end $.

Dan
by Dan Hammer
October 2nd, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Kittle House Dinner Monday 10/28 (revised)
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Kittle House Dinner Monday 10/21

If I recall, they have a set menu available on Monday. See you Monday 10/21 in Chappaqua with a California Cab that doesn't suck.
For anyone asking, they don't pressure you to buy off the list.
by Dan Hammer
September 28th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18007

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I think the reason for the longer wait is that people that may have deleted the e mail a few years ago, are now paying attention and purchasing.
by Dan Hammer
September 25th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 175
Views: 12406

Re: Long Island

We're going to be in Quogue next week. Any BYO suggestions between Hampton Bays and the Westhampton area? Moderate prices restaurants appreciated. We're open to all food suggestions. Bumping this because we're headed back to the area. I'm specifically looking for no or low corkage restaurants. Any ...
by Dan Hammer
September 25th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ancillary Cellars 2017 release schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: Ancillary Cellars 2017 release schedule

If you ever have a chance, stay at the Carter Inn in Eureka. Great place. Gracious host. Wonderful food. It was the only place I've done a wine pairing that didn't disappoint.
by Dan Hammer
September 24th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 38
Views: 2815

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

I signed up last year after reading all the glowing post here. I hope to purchase a few bottles.

dh
by Dan Hammer
September 24th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3338

Re: Delta Skyclub

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 1:09 am
Cathay First has rotated to Comtes de Champagne 2007 in F, at least as of a few weeks ago. About to find out what ANA F currently has on offer. I have proper glasses in my carry-on in anticipation.
Color me Impressed! champagne.gif
by Dan Hammer
September 23rd, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7149

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 10:35 am
How about some of them on Commerce Corner!?
This is a good idea for locals. I would love to enhance my California wines with a few better ones from a trusted source. Then maybe Mark would be able to enjoy something from my cellar. [cheers.gif]

dh
by Dan Hammer
September 23rd, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3132

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

I can recall a time here when they were all the rage. I bought the State Lane in 2011. They made you buy other things in order to buy the SL.
Several years ago, I heard him in a video say retarded. After that they were off my list.
by Dan Hammer
September 22nd, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3338

Re: Delta Skyclub

Steve,

With one credit card sign up bonus, you can get a half case. flirtysmile
by Dan Hammer
September 16th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 4988

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

After reading this, I checked fares JFK/TPA and MCO. You can fly for under a $100 R/T non-stop in late January. Hmmm.
by Dan Hammer
September 15th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18007

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:46 am
YLee wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:45 am
Do the wines get shipped in a wooden box?
Nope--Cardboard with the MacD logo stamped on it.
And it's the best looking, and best presentation of any wine that's shipped in cardboard.

In order:

OWC
MacDonald
Others
by Dan Hammer
September 15th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2304

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

If I didn't have to bring Janice to JFK for a 9:00 pm flight, I would have loved to have joined you.
by Dan Hammer
September 10th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 487
Views: 29875

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

I applied for Global Entry renewal as it was expiring at the end of October and finally got re-approved. It only took about 3 months. [head-bang.gif] Reports on renewals are 3 months. As a matter of fact, there's a thread on the very topic on Flyertalk. So what's the good news, you can re-apply up ...
by Dan Hammer
September 10th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 1561

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

A flashlight.

Advil or equivalent.

Imodium.

Band aids.

Other health related items.

A shoe polish cloth.
by Dan Hammer
September 3rd, 2019, 3:03 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: 781

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

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.
by Dan Hammer
September 2nd, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6229

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Anyone remember the ire this CT note drew from the producer? 2010 Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain) 5/2/2013 What a mess. Even my non-wine friends noticed how puckered their tongues were. Undrinkable. Drank this at a dinner meeting in Hartford. Menu c...
by Dan Hammer
August 31st, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2304

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

Jay authored another thread asking/pleading for folks to step up and create their own offline. With all due respect to those that had comments above, stop complaining; and post your own offline.
by Dan Hammer
August 29th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 994

Re: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

I'll have to check out Ibiza. I'm under the impression that La Panatiere is closing??

Our new favorite restaurant is Hudson House in Nyack. We discovered them 18 months ago. They've been around 25 years. FYI, BYO for $25. Good food and service. The owner knows how to work the room.
by Dan Hammer
August 27th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 3211

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

I've been multiple times, the last probably over five years ago. The place has a good story, because you can go and see the same guy, but that doesn't make the pizza taste any better, at least to me. I've also seen the reviews, as has nearly anyone who's been there. Why else would they go all the w...
by Dan Hammer
August 26th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 3211

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

Just curious JLee, have you been to Di Fara's?
by Dan Hammer
August 25th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Becklyn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: TN: 2016 Becklyn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I brought this to a Superbowl party earlier this year. For $65, why would anyone on this board pay more for other Napa wines? I include notable wines that are frequently mentioned on the board in that comment.
by Dan Hammer
August 23rd, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 3211

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

Pay your taxes. I do, you do, hopefully we all do. No sympathy for the double fisted greed of such businesses. $35 pies and crying broke. Must cost $3-$4 to make that pie. Certainly not reinvesting in the decor. BTW, probably the dirtiest kitchens I have ever seen. No argument there. I'll still sav...
by Dan Hammer
August 23rd, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1231

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Peter, I haven't seen you since PDH. You're invited!
by Dan Hammer
August 23rd, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1231

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

The organized chaos is not as fun as it used to be. Fewer people and more focused themes tend to be more enjoyable. Let’s face it, for certain individuals/groups it’s also about being with the ‘right’ people and the ‘right’ bottles. Oh, like, the wine chaos at Di Fara's (annual Fat Tuesday offline)...
by Dan Hammer
August 23rd, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

Great event Karen and John! The Sauv Blanc was delicious and one of the more food friendly SBs I’ve had. The star of the show, however, had to be the Rutherford Cab. Terrific old world cab. Great venue and a all around great event, glad we were able to attend. Cheers! I have 1 left of the 3 purchas...
by Dan Hammer
August 21st, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 3211

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

El Pres (Barstool Sports & One Bite) had Di Fara's as his highest rated pizza joint in the country. 9.4 rating. One bite, everybody knows the rules... Cash only, matter of time the IRS came down on them. Hope they bounce back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMwism07PGA This came on my radar screen...
by Dan Hammer
August 21st, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 3211

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

Todd Hamina wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Insanity.
The move to this little read forum or Di Fara's closing?? [rofl.gif]
by Dan Hammer
August 20th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 3211

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

It's 'cause people didn't buy wine from the wine list. List? [rofl.gif] Back in the day, I'd offer Dom some wine. He always passed. Poor guy is a box wine drinker. https://ny.eater.com/2019/8/20/20823210/di-fara-midwood-unpaid-taxes-closed-nyc?fbclid=IwAR2ux68PgeQBBJ6njg8p6wv7dWaD-ny0gWboJJoYHcCEBz...
by Dan Hammer
August 20th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic
Replies: 18
Views: 1728

Re: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic

Thanks, Bill. You hit a sweet spot - 9 years is typically a nice place for the Black Cats. It won't fall off the edge soon! Good to know as my current stash is 2011 current. Does the same advice go for the 2009 10th Anniversary Special Selection? Or does this wine have it's own set of rules? It dra...
by Dan Hammer
August 18th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 36
Views: 2406

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto

YLee wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 3:47 am
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 4:47 pm
LGA<-->YYZ tix to book right now for this date are more expensive than current fare. Any tips on finding a cheap flight?
Set an alert on google flight. No need to keep checking.
Yes, but this deprives people like me of all the fun. neener
by Dan Hammer
August 17th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

Now I've seen this photo twice. Westchester Foodies rock.
by Dan Hammer
August 17th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Returning Bali Traveler
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Returning Bali Traveler

Has anybody been to Bali before? Any recommendations on hotels, villas or tours? Or best areas to stay? Just in Bali now and can’t wait to come back so starting to find the best options. Traveling in February again next year. champagne.gif On Flyertalk, many of my friends recommended, and we stayed...
by Dan Hammer
August 16th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 72
Views: 4120

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Final Day of Fall Release Update Carignane -After cutting our library in half (2x), we are sold out of the Old Vine Carignane (thank you!) Rodnick Mourvèdre -We are down to 5 cases of Rodnick Mourvèdre Evangelho Old Vines Mourvèdre -We are down to 16 cases of Evangelho Chenin -Good supply. Perhaps ...
by Dan Hammer
August 16th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 619
Views: 65369

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

Ethan Abraham wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 4:24 am
Sutton Inn is closed.
Oh no. I loved Sutton Inn, and it was around the corner from my daughter.
by Dan Hammer
August 15th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 36
Views: 2406

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto

LGA<-->YYZ tix to book right now for this date are more expensive than current fare. Any tips on finding a cheap flight? Hold tight. There are plenty of fare sales between NY and Toronto. Keep checking this website > www.flights.google.com or www.google.flights.com All you have to do is enter your ...
by Dan Hammer
August 8th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Kaatskill Wine Summit!
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Kaatskill Wine Summit!

The ride along RT 28, as you head west from Kingston (I-87) is very pretty.
by Dan Hammer
August 5th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: -- Summer BBQ Wines
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: TNs: -- Summer BBQ Wines

Thanks for the notes. Looking forward to seeing you again in Toronto in 2020. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
August 5th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4497

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

I enjoy reading the posts of the gentleman from France and The Philippines. It's fun to read about high end wines and lavish meals. Howard, I think you're off base here. I think you should reread my OP and what I am objecting to. I did and I still don’t understand. Took the words right out of my mo...
by Dan Hammer
August 5th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4497

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

I enjoy reading the posts of the gentleman from France and The Philippines. It's fun to read about high end wines and lavish meals.

Howard, I think you're off base here.

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