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by Dan Hammer
March 2nd, 2021, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future Spring Release - March 2, 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 2154

Re: Once & Future Spring Release - March 2, 2021

Man I got off this list but wish I hadn't. Amazing juice but I just have to draw a line somewhere. Had a couple bottles over from my remaining stash over the holidays (I think 2015 and 2016) and they were brilliant. Between this thread and a friend who's picking my brain on this release... I'm droo...
by Dan Hammer
March 1st, 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Credit card, Miles, Points thread
Replies: 1443
Views: 27196

Re: Credit card, Miles, Points thread

Both of our Sapphire Reserve cards will renew next month. Given the lack of travel, I'm thinking we move to a Chase card with a lower fee. I believe we won't (1) have to unfreeze and refreeze our accounts and (2) will be able to transfer/retain our points. Any sugggestions as to what Chase card to ...
by Dan Hammer
February 27th, 2021, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2283

Re: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!

Victor Hong wrote: February 27th, 2021, 5:19 pm Doctor Big Jay Miller and Sierra CarCrash deserve some back-handed credit.
I was at that lunch with Daniel Posner at Grapes the Wine Company.
by Dan Hammer
February 27th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn’t Bevan sell out?
Replies: 63
Views: 5099

Re: Why doesn’t Bevan sell out?

I raised this question on a Realm thread and got a few responses. The prevalent thought was that Bevan is not as well known as Realm or other high end Napa cabs. If Bevan's production is 8000 cases (as mentioned here), I'm sure that's higher that Realm and most high end producers and speaks to grea...
by Dan Hammer
February 26th, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 183
Views: 9948

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

I got what I Deserve.

FYI.
My bill came in the mail today. The return address is marked Deserve. Under normal circumstances, I would have tossed this with the other junk mail. Good thing I didn't. It's the bill from my new card.
by Dan Hammer
February 24th, 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Re: TN: 1991 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

So who has a good selection in the NY metro area? What about an online retailer?
by Dan Hammer
February 24th, 2021, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader offer?
Replies: 38
Views: 3615

Re: Schrader offer?

I see they're still getting top dollar for 'unknown' vineyards.
Old Sparky at $550? It was $400 a few years back in 2013. Looks like the new ownership hasn't affected pricing, in spite of all the discussion here.
by Dan Hammer
February 23rd, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Lawrence Ferlinghetti - RIP
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Lawrence Ferlinghetti - RIP

Before I visited K&L, I would buy wine at Coit (in the mid 1990's), just up the block from his store.
by Dan Hammer
February 23rd, 2021, 6:02 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 183
Views: 9948

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 22nd, 2021, 6:24 pm Sensory 4 pack seems like the best deal.
I tasted these wines at a local NYC tasting several years ago. Craig from Sojourn suggested it.
by Dan Hammer
February 21st, 2021, 6:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Monte Bello
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: Monte Bello

I'm not so sure that you can hold these for a long time. Would get heavy. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
February 18th, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Anybody get the vaccine yet? Take it!
Replies: 500
Views: 9117

Re: Anybody get the vaccine yet? Take it!

Never mind. Answer was above.
by Dan Hammer
February 17th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 159
Views: 14304

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

kfischer wrote: February 16th, 2021, 9:45 am I buy a lot of Bedrock, but never tried the Sav Blanc. Any thoughts there?
If this is half as good as the other whites, you can't go wrong at the price.
by Dan Hammer
February 17th, 2021, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4419

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

Who doesn't love Rockland Bakery Challah - that could be a meal on its own! They have a lot of good bread but the challah has always been my favorite. Looking forward to post-vaccine when I'm not scared to go back there. I also have an idea or two for a possible Bfest in NYC but don't know if lack ...
by Dan Hammer
February 17th, 2021, 6:54 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Anybody get the vaccine yet? Take it!
Replies: 500
Views: 9117

Re: Anybody get the vaccine yet? Take it!

I got Round 2 of the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday morning. As of 24 hours later, no pain. As a matter of fact, after the first shot it hurt to lift my arm. Today, I can raise my arm without issue. They say you may/should have a different experience after the 2nd shot. Don't want to jinx it.
by Dan Hammer
February 17th, 2021, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Variation Question
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: Bottle Variation Question

larry schaffer wrote: February 16th, 2021, 6:26 pm Remember folks - in this case, I am talking about a newly bottled wine that shouldn't be subject to many of the variabilities above . . .

Cheers
If you're eating and drinking, I'd think the food may affect the variation?
by Dan Hammer
February 16th, 2021, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4419

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

J a y H a c k - tonight, Fat Tuesday, would have been the 8th annual DiFara’s pizza offline.
by Dan Hammer
February 16th, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 97
Views: 5948

Re: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please

Dan Hammer wrote: December 30th, 2020, 6:58 am The 9th Annual DiFara's offline will be on Fat Tuesday (as usual) in 2022; unless things get better, and can be scheduled mid/late 2021.
We would have been eating pizza and drinking good wine with friends tonight.

Save the date > March 1, 2022.
by Dan Hammer
February 15th, 2021, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Radio Garden
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Radio Garden

A friend posted this link yesterday. I've been listening to a station in Melbourne Australia. Good music. Smooth FM 91.5. Just hover over where you think Melbourne is. A list of stations will appear. You should see Smooth FM 91.5 Link > http://radio.garden/listen/smooth-91-5/hitz0edo Nice background...
by Dan Hammer
February 15th, 2021, 7:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTTF: AA Systemwide Upgrades (SWU) x 4
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: WTTF: AA Systemwide Upgrades (SWU) x 4

I suggest deleting this post in its entirety. As you should be aware, trading anything for SWUs is a big no-no and AA takes harsh action (e.g., account suspension and forfeiture of all miles) if any trading is suspected and then asks questions later. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-airline...
by Dan Hammer
February 15th, 2021, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC
Replies: 17
Views: 1941

Re: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC

Seems like ego is getting in the way in this discussion. The notes on Cellartracker are outstanding for this wine. Go check.
by Dan Hammer
February 14th, 2021, 5:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 183
Views: 9948

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Hi all - a quick note since a few folks asked and our catalog availability has improved again; thank you for your patience. I think all of the items that were mentioned are back as well as some other great new items such as SippingTHIS coasters, Glasvin Glasses, and some nice chocolates. We always ...
by Dan Hammer
February 13th, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald Waitlist
Replies: 60
Views: 9151

Re: Macdonald Waitlist

A quick peek at CC board gives a window into why these waitlists never move. Who would skip an allocation of something (MD, Screagle) they can turn around and sell for 4x the very next day? This is the answer. The waitlist will clear when the aftermarket price gets down to, say, 20% below list pric...
by Dan Hammer
February 9th, 2021, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo 18’s drop Tuesday
Replies: 39
Views: 3221

Re: Di Costanzo 18’s drop Tuesday

I cajoled Erin into finding me a Di Costanzo with some age on it, and she secured a '14 Farella for me. I am very critical of Cabernet, let me assure you of that. I couldn’t believe how lively this wine was - amazing acidity, bright and energetic. Note I do NOT typically like ‘valley’ fruit, partic...
by Dan Hammer
February 9th, 2021, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines 2021 Spring Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1168

Re: Desire Lines 2021 Spring Release

I was all excited to buy until I saw the shipping cost. $10.00 a bottle to ship 4 bottles to the east coast. $40.
If any of you are buying a case, the cost is $30.
by Dan Hammer
February 7th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 336
Views: 19588

Re: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

That's an impressive setup to have in your local grocery store. I'd be eating a lot more dry aged beef if I had to stare at that display every week when I do grocery shopping Take a look > https://westchestermagazine.com/food/restaurants-food/7-westchester-butcher-shops-every-carnivore-should-know/...
by Dan Hammer
February 7th, 2021, 7:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Super Bowl Food
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: Super Bowl Food

I bought a box of frozen Hebrew National pigs in blanket. It's loaded with fat, calories, and an unhealthy amount of sodium. Gonna be a fun night. Since my wife let me buy this, I'm also ordering nachos from a local Mexican restaurant. [winner.gif]
by Dan Hammer
February 7th, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Memento Mori 2018 Dr Crane & Las Piedras Release Feb 9th
Replies: 38
Views: 3226

Re: Memento Mori 2018 Dr Crane & Las Piedras Release Feb 9th

I just have to ask. The above wines are all $200 and higher. My higher end wines are Carter, Maybach, MCDONALD, Myriad, and Schrader. In the case of Carter, Myriad, and Schrader I own Dr Crane and Las Piedras. Since these are the premier vineyards, is there that much of a difference in taste that ma...
by Dan Hammer
February 6th, 2021, 6:41 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe Travel - Safe?
Replies: 67
Views: 4700

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

I'm sitting here tapping my fingers on the table. Good things come to those that wait, so we will wait Covid out. Do I have a choice? This frequent flyer has spent some time in the air. My wife and I have seen a lot of this world, but still not enough. Last fall, we spent a weekend in the Catskills ...
by Dan Hammer
February 6th, 2021, 6:23 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 336
Views: 19588

Re: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I slept like a baby (thanks to all the drugs I took for some dental work Friday afternoon). Nice meeting all the new folks last night; and as always, nice seeing old friends. [cheers.gif]

See you next time.
by Dan Hammer
February 4th, 2021, 6:22 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 336
Views: 19588

Re: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I'm opening my 2016 Vincent Pinot Noir Bjornson that I won in the auction on BD in 2019.
by Dan Hammer
February 4th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 87
Views: 4943

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Stephen P wrote: February 4th, 2021, 2:04 pm Has anyone tried Franklin BBQ via Goldbelly? It's $50/lb (or $250 for a full brisket), but you don't have to get in line at 6am. Or fly to Austin.
I had Joe's Kansas City BBQ delivered. It smelled and tasted as it did in Kansas City.
by Dan Hammer
February 3rd, 2021, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forgotten order placed at Zachys in 2010...
Replies: 15
Views: 1894

Re: Forgotten order placed at Zachys in 2010...

So Ian pointed out that I had 5 bottles sitting at Zachys, an order from June 2010, one I have no record of, so at least he is honest! Well, should be a fun 'experiment' in DOA wine, as I ordered cheap stuff that likely ended drinking windows in 2013 2X 2006 Louis Jadot Marsannay 2X 1998 Columbaiol...
by Dan Hammer
February 3rd, 2021, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community
Replies: 207
Views: 8411

Re: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community

Here's the challenge in my opinion - I'm not sure it's prudent to vastly increase the number of companies offering products - or increasing at all beyond the number already offered. If that's the case, what offers to you 'give up' to make room for new ones? Cheers. In my business, you evaluate what...
by Dan Hammer
February 2nd, 2021, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader offer?
Replies: 38
Views: 3615

Re: Schrader offer?

Same for me, but for others reasons. I posted my 2014 allocation for sale a week or so before I was to receive the offer. They got pissed. They threw me off the list. That was just as the resale value of their wines crashed. You could get many of their wines at list price, or a few bucks above. The ...
by Dan Hammer
February 1st, 2021, 6:45 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Carvana? Tell me about Carvana
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Carvana? Tell me about Carvana

Any experiences selling your car to Carvana?
by Dan Hammer
January 31st, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Réserve Oubliée Blanc de Blancs
Replies: 5
Views: 351

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

Grapes in White Plains has it at $115. I think I'll give it a try. You note above makes this tempting. I've tasted some of their other Champagnes and I enjoyed them. Thanks.
by Dan Hammer
January 31st, 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Réserve Oubliée Blanc de Blancs
Replies: 5
Views: 351

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

NV Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Réserve Oubliée Blanc de Blancs - France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (1/31/2021) June 2013 disgorgement Fascinating from the first pour, it showed intense floral character, and eventually a bit of honey dipped apple. Full bodied, and with a creamy texture, i...
by Dan Hammer
January 31st, 2021, 8:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!
Replies: 255
Views: 9432

Re: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

Can anyone tell me the difference between Flannery and Morgan Ranch, or does it matter? I know what Flannery tastes like. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
January 30th, 2021, 4:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY
Replies: 23
Views: 3285

Re: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY

Tramonto and Mima in Irvington are owned by the same group. Mima is delicious and intimate.
by Dan Hammer
January 30th, 2021, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4419

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote: January 29th, 2021, 12:42 pm Beserkerfestapalooza?

NYC
We have the infrastructure in place.

PDH
DiFara's

... and of course Jay Hack.
by Dan Hammer
January 28th, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 336
Views: 19588

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Eager to break dry-January I see... I'm up for it. The usual 9pm ET/6PT? After all the What time does this start on Berserkerday (Berserkers don't or can't read), you can't post this often enough. neener 9:00 Eastern 6:00 Pacific Or to make it really simple 0200 GMT. [wink.gif] I'll just start post...
by Dan Hammer
January 28th, 2021, 6:01 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 336
Views: 19588

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Rodrigo B wrote: January 28th, 2021, 3:50 pm Eager to break dry-January I see... I'm up for it. The usual 9pm ET/6PT?
After all the What time does this start on Berserkerday (Berserkers don't or can't read), you can't post this often enough. neener

9:00 Eastern
6:00 Pacific

Or to make it really simple 0200 GMT. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
January 28th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 336
Views: 19588

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Nola Palomar wrote: January 28th, 2021, 3:58 pm
Rodrigo B wrote: January 28th, 2021, 3:50 pm Eager to break dry-January I see... I'm up for it. The usual 9pm ET/6PT?
I'm in. flirtysmile
Me too.
by Dan Hammer
January 28th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 183
Views: 9948

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

This glass is light as a feather. It's beautiful to look at, and much lighter in feel than my Riedels. When I tapped it with my ring, it was a much nicer sound than Riedel. I wish I could write tasting notes as descriptive as this. neener
by Dan Hammer
January 28th, 2021, 1:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 183
Views: 9948

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

My glasses arrived last night. That was some impressive packing. Going to take a spin around the block with my new glass with the '09 Sojourn Spring Mountain cab tonight, along with a 12 oz Flannery (from my last purchase).
by Dan Hammer
January 28th, 2021, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!
Replies: 69
Views: 4009

Re: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!

I picked up a couple of new wineries, so bottles purchased TY vs LY were the same. Can't say the same for my credit card spend. Thank you Bryan Flannery. [whistle.gif]
by Dan Hammer
January 28th, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Challenger disaster, 28 January 1986
Replies: 17
Views: 226

Re: Challenger disaster, 28 January 1986

I was sitting at the kitchen table processing a customer order that morning. I was listening to the radio (remember that). When I heard the news, I rushed to the tv. All the networks, including the newish CNN were broadcasting live. I stayed glued to the set all day. It was a very sad day watching t...

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