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by Dan Hammer
January 26th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12588
Views: 607008

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 24th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries
Replies: 20
Views: 1583

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: 1583

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: 4
Views: 200

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: 3839

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: 289

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: 8061

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: 1754

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: 173
Views: 16368

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: 613

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: 664
Views: 71495

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: 173
Views: 16368

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: 2326
Views: 140449

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: 728

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: 596

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: 1851

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: 5165

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: 528

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: 30
Views: 4126

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: 1851

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: 1851

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: 3763

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: 43
Views: 3149

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: 664
Views: 71495

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: 43
Views: 3149

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: 5165

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: 5165

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: 2086

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: 43
Views: 3149

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: 5165

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: 4032

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: 236
Views: 20767

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: 3203

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: 236
Views: 20767

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: 457

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.
by Dan Hammer
November 25th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Your NYC Reccommendations!
Replies: 31
Views: 1768

Re: Your NYC Reccommendations!

Fiddler on the Roof closes early January. It's in Yiddush, but they flash the English so you can follow along. It's a small venue, so even the cheaper seats are good.
by Dan Hammer
November 24th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Westchester County - New York
Replies: 68
Views: 10757

Re: Westchester County - New York

A friend of mine had less than generous thoughts. Looks like I'll have to make my own decision.
by Dan Hammer
November 24th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: TN: 2008 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard

Thanks. I'll hold my 2 bottles.
by Dan Hammer
November 23rd, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: TN: 2008 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard

Thoughts on the '08 Horseshoe?
by Dan Hammer
November 22nd, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 55
Views: 4834

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

Dan Hammer wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 2:13 pm
I signed up last year after reading all the glowing post here. I hope to purchase a few bottles.

dh
3 bottles of the Prop Red arrived today. I'm putting them to bed in my cellar. I'll wake the first bottle in 2022 to see how it's doing.
Note to Will... grandson #2 is due 12/10. [notworthy.gif]
by Dan Hammer
November 20th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: has anyone tried the 2017 Lewellings?
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: has anyone tried the 2017 Lewellings?

I waited a day to order and was locked out. The wish list just cleared.
by Dan Hammer
November 17th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 664
Views: 71495

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

I expect to update this thread by the end of the month.

If you can, please post a link to the restaurant you're writing about.
by Dan Hammer
November 14th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 65
Views: 4561

Re: '16 MacD ship date

PaulMills wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 4:09 am
Mine came like this

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How did you get more than 3 bottles?
by Dan Hammer
November 8th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Roederer Brut Nature Starck - new vintage out in regular and rose
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Louis Roederer Brut Nature Starck - new vintage out in regular and rose

A friend of mine brought the '09 to my annual Flyertalk wine dinner at North Square in NYC. I really enjoyed this Champagne. Jay, do you think this is less costly in London? I'm headed there in the spring.

dh
by Dan Hammer
November 2nd, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5619

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

Anyone have (recent) experience with Sarge's ? I am old enough to remember when Carnegie and the Stage did battle, and the competition worked for both. Both were excellent. Stage declined, then closed, Carnegie slid. I still went there with some frequency because of location (I have mid-town busine...

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