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by Dan Hammer
August 20th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 727

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: 35
Views: 1425

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: 11
Views: 337

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: 154

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: 68
Views: 3260

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: 609
Views: 62960

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: 35
Views: 1425

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: 335

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: 353

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: 4211

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: 4211

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.
by Dan Hammer
July 29th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 6166

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

Rebecca and Jay. I just wanted to thank you for hosting me and 40 of your closest wine friends on Saturday. It's nice to see my old friends (one of them turned 40) and make new ones. It's always fun putting faces to screen names. The variety of wine + food was delicious. Those cakes at the end did m...
by Dan Hammer
July 29th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5222

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Notable Berserkers: Dan Hammer - black T shirt on left Jonathan Sirot - Turquoise Shirt Clifton Dong - rught side, smiling, light blue shit Brent Clayton - In back right behind Sirot Gil Bauer - in front of Clayton, face half obscured by wine glass. large group.jpg If by black, you mean the guy wea...
by Dan Hammer
July 28th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5222

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Mark G was explaining to Mike G how much he enjoys California Cabs circa 2007 - 2009. Mike Grammer is seated.
As a matter of fact, Mark Golodetz shared some Bevan with me. neener
by Dan Hammer
July 28th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 35
Views: 1425

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

It's a good thing you mentioned your annual (ok, every so many years) cellar cleaning at Jay Hack's last night. I'm entering the date in my schedule. Janice and I are looking forward to our 2nd visit. And now,

if you'll excuse me, I have to start researching fares/award tickets. [wink.gif]

Dan
by Dan Hammer
July 27th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 1843

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

I'm happy to pay corkage if I can bring my wine. When I'm stuck eating at a restaurant that doesn't allow corkage (or in Las Vegas, where margins are only impressive to bean counters), I punish the restaurant with a glass of water; or if they're lucky, ice tea.

dh
by Dan Hammer
July 26th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 6166

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Will be at Fenway watching the Yankees clobber my favorite Red Sox.
Excuse me. neener
19 - 3.
by Dan Hammer
July 23rd, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Alan Eden Memorial Poll - What Saxum Magnum should I open at BF 10.2
Replies: 56
Views: 2092

Re: The Alan Eden Memorial Poll - What Saxum Magnum should I open at BF 10.2

For as long as I know Jay, he's generous to a fault. If I recall, this is his 3rd shindig, and he never asks for a dime. He refuses contributions. The good thing for me is that there will be plenty of California cabs for me/us to drink and enjoy. Well, not everyone > Mark Golodetz. neener Even thoug...
by Dan Hammer
July 23rd, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11844

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Triva question... who was the first Berserker to enter his Sauvignon Blanc Staves of Waidhofen into Cellartracker? If you answered the resident Berserker frequent flyer, you're right. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
July 23rd, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Alan Eden Memorial Poll - What Saxum Magnum should I open at BF 10.2
Replies: 56
Views: 2092

Re: The Alan Eden Memorial Poll - What Saxum Magnum should I open at BF 10.2

on a Rockland Bakery Challah roll Assorted desserts brought by the guests who insist on not coming empty-handed other than their wine. Bolded above needs its own line. Their rolls are that good. I attended an offline at a local friend, and I was the only person to bring dessert. Jay, would you pref...
by Dan Hammer
July 22nd, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8190

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

I didn't look closely at the thread title these past few days. When I saw his name, I kept scrolling. When I did pop in, it was always one thing or another. I try to stay out of the (xxx fill in the blank) that appeared in his postings. Alan certainly had personality. I didn't know him, but I knew h...
by Dan Hammer
July 22nd, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 6166

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

Thanks for the encouragement, guys, but this trip is long set up. Owner's seats at the Yankees/Red Sox game. Every breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a day long excursion to my beloved North Shore with an old friend or 2 or 3...it is all set up. I'll make it to one of these deals sometime.... Your l...
by Dan Hammer
July 18th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Italy itinerary - does this work?
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: Italy itinerary - does this work?

This board recommended Ristorante Trattoria Della Posta several years ago. A very elegant restaurant that looks like it was a house. http://www.trattoriadellaposta.it/ and https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1187111-d1379507-Reviews-Trattoria_della_Posta-Monforte_d_Alba_Province_of_Cuneo_...
by Dan Hammer
July 18th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 6166

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 7:17 am
You can get Lobsters at Stew Leonard’s for $6.99, so that just leaves the Redsox. If you had been to one of Jay’s Bacchanalian events, you would realize that the Redsox are a very poor substitute, especially the clobbered Redsox.
And on this, I agree with my friend.
by Dan Hammer
July 17th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 6166

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

Unless my friend Mark Golodetz can convince me otherwise, I'm going to bring a 2014 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny.

Dan
by Dan Hammer
July 16th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 48
Views: 2042

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

They say everything goes with pizza. Take a look > viewtopic.php?f=8&t=156785
by Dan Hammer
July 14th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lewelling 2007 Wight
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Lewelling 2007 Wight

Thanks for the Wight note. I expect to drink mine sooner rather than later. There was an '07 Wight note on CT yesterday. Take a look.
by Dan Hammer
July 13th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I would suggest that MS laid the founding stone in Wineberserkers. neener
by Dan Hammer
July 10th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Albert Boxler Riesling (France, Alsace)
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: TN: 2004 Albert Boxler Riesling (France, Alsace)

I'm a fan after enjoying a couple of bottles at my annual Flyertalk wine dinner. Thanks for the note.
by Dan Hammer
July 7th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Extra pay between Business and First
Replies: 17
Views: 1194

Re: Extra pay between Business and First

jordan whitehead wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 1:16 am
British Airways First Class is the World's Second Best Business Class
Correct. Save you money.
by Dan Hammer
July 2nd, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet 2011 Kenefick - Something for Everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Quivet 2011 Kenefick - Something for Everyone

Cab or Syrah, I have 1 bottle of each. Woohoo.
Brian, Cellartracker suggests the drinking window is coming to an end on both. Thoughts on the cab?
by Dan Hammer
July 1st, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2308

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Spaghetti and meatballs. That was every Monday (you could set your clock to the weekly menu). Tuesday - chicken Wednesday - meatloaf Thursday - liver (my father ate it, my sister and I didn't). Friday we brought something in. Saturday I went to the deli for franks and french fries, maybe a knish Su...
by Dan Hammer
July 1st, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Here's to the ultimate rise of the lazy, narrow agenda administrators who offer little in the way of content and substance!!! [cheers.gif] I never had an opinion of him until I PM'd him to give him a heads up about an issue that a high visibility poster had. His response to me was sort of [beatoff....
by Dan Hammer
June 30th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123809

Re: New York City Restaurants

Birthday dinner planned with my kids. I would prefer a BYO friendly place Midtown East, or adjacent. Price $75 - $100 per person max. Sutton Inn (Monday corkage waived, although may have a cap, otherwise I think ?$35?). Fixed menu is tip included and < $75. Sutton Inn is a real neighborhood gem. Go...
by Dan Hammer
June 30th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1333

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

Robert, buy a freakin 1/2 bottle. neener
by Dan Hammer
June 29th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...
Replies: 18
Views: 1203

Re: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...

Whose birthday? Bring their favorite. My son and daughter. It's a joint birthday dinner. They trust whatever I'll bring. Go figure. My son is the only one (plus me) that will care. I'd like to bring a Maybach, schrader, MacDonald, or even an EMH, but why waste a full bottle of good juice for just t...
by Dan Hammer
June 28th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...
Replies: 18
Views: 1203

Re: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...

Why not bring the wine you want and order your wife a glass of white. It sounds like a solution to keep everyone happy. [winner.gif] [winner.gif] Dan, you have your marching orders. Go forth and enjoy! Crowd sourcing ideas seem to work. Diane, I'll follow your advice. Now about that '09 Maybach.
by Dan Hammer
June 28th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...
Replies: 18
Views: 1203

Re: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...

Whose birthday? Bring their favorite. My son and daughter. It's a joint birthday dinner. They trust whatever I'll bring. Go figure. My son is the only one (plus me) that will care. I'd like to bring a Maybach, schrader, MacDonald, or even an EMH, but why waste a full bottle of good juice for just t...
by Dan Hammer
June 28th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...
Replies: 18
Views: 1203

Re: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...

etomasi wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:20 am
Given there are 5 people my initial thoughts are .. bring 2 bottles, a red and a white.
I thought of that of course; [whistle.gif] but this isn't a Berserker crowd. My son and I will each have a glass +. The others will dabble. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
June 28th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...
Replies: 18
Views: 1203

Re: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...

After spending a few minutes taking a look at what I own, and after thinking happy wife happy life I'm going to bring a 2009 Domaine Saint Préfert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve Auguste Favier. This way, everyone is happy. By the way, I still have time to change my mind if you're so inclined to post yo...
by Dan Hammer
June 28th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...
Replies: 18
Views: 1203

Dinner with Family. My wine options are...

We 're having a birthday dinner at Sutton Inn tomorrow. 5 adults. My son and I prefer reds. My wife prefers white, or a lighter weight red ie pinot noir. My daughter and D-I-L won't care what I bring. The restaurant has a limited menu. My wife will order fish. My son and I will order red meat. I'm n...
by Dan Hammer
June 28th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2663

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

I voted for Bourbon; but in reality, I'd go to my favorite wine store (Grapes in White Plains) and have a long sit down with Daniel Posner.

dh
by Dan Hammer
June 28th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good thing I’m paying corkage.
Replies: 17
Views: 1585

Re: Good thing I’m paying corkage.

I'd love to sell them one of my Old Sparky's that cost $400. Yikes > $2000 on the list. I often wonder if wine prices can be negotiated.
by Dan Hammer
June 28th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L visits Carlisle
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Re: K&L visits Carlisle

Nice article.
by Dan Hammer
June 20th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)
Replies: 45
Views: 1985

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

I figure most who can attend live somewhat near me, and thusly know where I live, but I warmly welcome out-of-towners! The more the merrier, particularly so we're not just a bunch of the same old tired Berserkers time after time neener I know a subset of WineBerserkers that wouldn't have a problem ...
by Dan Hammer
June 19th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123809

Re: New York City Restaurants

Birthday dinner planned with my kids. I would prefer a BYO friendly place Midtown East, or adjacent. Price $75 - $100 per person max. Sutton Inn (Monday corkage waived, although may have a cap, otherwise I think ?$35?). Fixed menu is tip included and < $75. I think Crave Fish Bar has corkage, not s...
by Dan Hammer
June 19th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123809

Re: New York City Restaurants

Birthday dinner planned with my kids. I would prefer a BYO friendly place Midtown East, or adjacent. Price $75 - $100 per person max. I'm considering Peking Duck House because it's close to the apartment and is BYO friendly. We've been to Avra multiple times, and besides wearing us out, service isn'...
by Dan Hammer
June 17th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 6166

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

Hotel info: White Plains and White Plains area hotels https://www.booking.com/searchresults.html?aid=336408&label=white-plains-RbZq455wDZf_AboxP9MufgS50385317876%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap15%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t2%3Aneg%3Afi%3Atiaud-285284109726%3Akwd-104003072%3Alp9004246%3Ali%3Adec%3Adm&sid=a5e30b01b23fe7e7493ffde...
by Dan Hammer
June 14th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3253

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Craig G wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 4:04 pm
AlexS wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 2:48 pm
^ I don't think Rath drinks too much Cab
I’ve seen him drinking MacDonald.
Did you mean drinking at MacDonalds? neener

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