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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
Replies: 77
Views: 2536

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: 2772

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
by Dan Hammer
June 14th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: laissez les bon temps rouler. What is everyone drinking for Marid Gras
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: laissez les bon temps rouler. What is everyone drinking for Marid Gras

At Di Fara’s Pizza tonight. 2013 Ultramarine Sparkling Blanc de Blancs, California, USA (Jonathan) NV Camille Saves Cuvee Le Mont des Tours Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Champagne, France (Ramon) NV Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve, Champagne, France (Michael) NV Lallier R.012 Brut, Champagne, France (Bre...
by Dan Hammer
June 6th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

Thomas, nice seeing you again. I think you'd admit that even Flyertalkers can be passionate about wine. [cheers.gif]

See you soon.
by Dan Hammer
June 5th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Foreign Transaction Fees
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: Foreign Transaction Fees

Always get charged in local currencies. If you want to avoid all fees, including ATM fees, please please please sign up for a free Charles Schwab account. This is what most of my travel friends do. All I do is put some cash in the account before I travel. For the record, I use this as my ATM card. I...
by Dan Hammer
June 4th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?
Replies: 35
Views: 2740

Re: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?

I clicked on the Purchase link, and there's no place for me to sign in??
by Dan Hammer
May 29th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

No. I sent you a message when you previously posted. Did you receive it? I'll PM you now.
by Dan Hammer
May 29th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

Dinesh Goyal wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 4:42 pm
Dan, I am keen too.

Dinesh.

I have a degree in marketing, yet I still haven't learned how to read between the lines. Are you interested in joining us? [scratch.gif]
by Dan Hammer
May 28th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

Mike Grammer wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 11:10 am
I know who's bringing the Myriad [grin.gif]

Have fun guys, hope to see some of you at Jay's at end of July.
Truth be told, I'm bringing the Champagne. A friend sourced the Myriad from my cellar. See you in July.
by Dan Hammer
May 28th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

Don’t worry about trying to please my fine palate, I pretty sure I cannot attend; you can bring as many bottles of your beloved stuff without worrying. flirtysmile If you call in advance, MP Taverna in Irvington has excellent food, a whole animal option, and was really good with corkage for groups....
by Dan Hammer
May 26th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 30
Views: 2258

Re: Wine searcher

Just happened to me #MeToo
by Dan Hammer
May 23rd, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

Thomas Rippe wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 12:15 pm
I'm interested in North Square. Thanks, Tom
Tom.

I e mailed you. See you soon.
by Dan Hammer
May 23rd, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winehunting ... EMH
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: Winehunting ... EMH

Some good to serious discounts are offered. The '15 Special Selection was $ 100.
by Dan Hammer
May 22nd, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

I have a few seats available for my Flyertalk wine dinner at North Square. Location on Waverly in Greenwich Village. Sunday June 2 at 6:30. All in cost is $90. Theme is red or riesling. Chanmpagne is always welcome. If interested, let me know. A few of the wines posted: 2006 Taittinger Champagne Bru...
by Dan Hammer
May 21st, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2239

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

I attended several offlines at Peking Duck House (PDH) in NYC. Every type of liquid that goes into a bottle was present.

Basically, all of the above.
by Dan Hammer
May 12th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: TN: 2005 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

I enjoyed my magnum 6 years ago at my 60th birthday dinner.
by Dan Hammer
May 10th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother's Day 2019 - What are you guys opening?
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: Mother's Day 2019 - What are you guys opening?

Nothing but the best for my non-geek family > a Berserkerday deal > 2017 Paetra Riesling Elwetritsche (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills). No point in wasting something really good. This will be enjoyed by all.
by Dan Hammer
May 8th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm

CliftonD wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 9:02 am
I'm bringing a 2015 PYCM Saint-Aubin "La Pucelle" and a 2016 Walter Scott Pinot Noir Cuvee Ruth. My friend still TBD on wine.
You can bring this to the Flyertalk wine dinner next month. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
May 5th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10512
Views: 344584

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Sojourn Ridgetop Pinot Noir. Love me some Sojourn with some age on them. Cherries and spice. Really smooth and elegant.
by Dan Hammer
May 5th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th

Jonathan Sirot wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 5:33 am
Umm...
Dan are you feeling ok ? That's not an American wine ! Nor were there any US wines in attendance last week, when a small crowd of us ate there
I have no clue as to what you're talking about. [scratch.gif]
by Dan Hammer
May 4th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th?

I'll bring a 2010 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese.
by Dan Hammer
May 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual tasting event?
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Virtual tasting event?

Why? Why this, specifically? (I can participate in either, but seems random) It is random, was just making a suggestion for a virtual tasting that I thought most WB'ers would be able to participate in. Selfishly, I love both 2000 Bordeaux and Grand Puy Lacoste [cheers.gif] You give me/us too much c...
by Dan Hammer
May 4th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th 7pm
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: NYC - Wu's Wonton King - Wednesday, May 8th?

I hope this time that I can order off the menu, or at least let the experts help me decide what to order. The whole pig we had last time was a once in a lifetime. [wink.gif]

What time are we meeting?
by Dan Hammer
May 4th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1543

Re: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

If you are a 'frequent flyer' on Alaska, the offer is posted on their Mileage Plan special offers...but you should already know that... neener So you're suggesting it's ok for me to offer Wine Checks at 10% off in Commerce Corner since I'm a Mileage Plan member? [wink.gif] If ok, I can then brag ab...
by Dan Hammer
May 3rd, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1543

Re: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

Just a tip...if you are a Mileage Plan member, they have a 'special offer' for their Alaska Wine Checks... Todd, you can't tease the frequent flyers reading this thread. Do tell? If you are a 'frequent flyer' on Alaska, the offer is posted on their Mileage Plan special offers...but you should alrea...
by Dan Hammer
May 3rd, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1543

Re: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 7:25 pm

Just a tip...if you are a Mileage Plan member, they have a 'special offer' for their Alaska Wine Checks...
Todd, you can't tease the frequent flyers reading this thread. Do tell?
by Dan Hammer
May 1st, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1543

Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

It's official. Alaska Airlines announced that the Wine Check is now the official wine flies free carrier. No bag fees when checking your Wine Check! Kudo's to Todd French for arranging this. Kudos to my friend Jean at Alaska for helping to put this deal to bed. champagne.gif The details > https://ww...
by Dan Hammer
May 1st, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

Mike Reff wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 2:28 am
I have not forgot about it, I have taken on a new client and thus I am working in the city until at least 6pm or so for the next two months.

Might have to make this a weekend event perhaps on a Sunday, otherwise someone else can take the lead.
Or... we can meet in the city.
by Dan Hammer
April 30th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

I like the idea.. you and Hammer are on the same page with respect to Cali Cabs... although it has been a while since I have tasted with him and his palate might have changed. I am also going to suggest tasting blind... so we can some fun.. Ah NO. Hammer doesn't do change well. Most of my cellar is...
by Dan Hammer
April 27th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Realm or Schrader : NYC pick up preferred
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Realm or Schrader : NYC pick up preferred

If interested > 2011 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard. $215. I live just north of the city.
by Dan Hammer
April 26th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1194

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

#478 says thank you Eric. Before you came along, my wine list was on a piece of 8 x 11 paper; listing all 30 or so bottles. [whistle.gif] Did you know that Passover in Israel is celebrated for 7 nights and not 8. I wish I was there now. In Israel, Passover is the seven-day holiday of the Feast of Un...
by Dan Hammer
April 24th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?
Replies: 53
Views: 2264

Re: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?

JordanL wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 12:26 am

I'm based in NYC. Haven't gone to Finger Lakes yet but I've been meaning to go. But also I'd like an excuse to get out of the country!
A pleasant day trip or overnight is to the north shore of Long Island. Check out Paumanok.
by Dan Hammer
April 22nd, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 586
Views: 58485

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

Updated through January 17, 2019.
by Dan Hammer
April 21st, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 459
Views: 34383

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

I drank the SLH 2016 Sandler Wine Company Chardonnay at our Seder last night. Since Ed Kurtzman is a Jewish winemaker, it's allowed. A little harsh on pop 'n pour. After 30 minutes, it was the best QPR ever of a California Chardonnay. My cost $25.00. Wish I had more. This was tasty and delicious. Th...
by Dan Hammer
April 18th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Poll: When should we hold Berserkerfest 10.3? Metlife Stadium, New Jersey.
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Poll: When should we hold Berserkerfest 10.3? Metlife Stadium, New Jersey.

I voted for the Raiders (cough cough) with a second choice of Dallas.
by Dan Hammer
April 14th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

Thanks for all the great recommendations everyone. I just moved down today into my rental. Can't wait to nail down a house. Actually saw one today in Greenwich (right on NY border and close to work). Beautiful area and very close to work. Taxes I hear are much less as well as electric? Is there any...
by Dan Hammer
April 14th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Smoked pork belly ideas, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: Smoked pork belly ideas, anyone?

If you want someone to taste test your preparation, I'm available. flirtysmile
by Dan Hammer
April 13th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

If you're driving to Grasslands (Westchester Medical Center), the exit off the Sprain can be a pain in the morning. My wine go to is Grapes the Wine Company on Route 22 in North White Plains. It's a few minutes south of Armonk. No end cap wine displays. If you're not on his e mail list, you should g...
by Dan Hammer
April 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

Mike Reff wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 8:23 am
Yes, that list is quite outdated.. Time for Hammer to update a new one.
It's not for me to update the Westchester list. I don't have access to the edit function. [wink.gif]

It's my understanding that the person that posts an offline also suggests the restaurant. [cheers.gif]
by Dan Hammer
April 10th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Westchester County - New York
Replies: 64
Views: 9853

Re: Westchester County - New York

Any current updates or additions?
by Dan Hammer
April 10th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1583

Re: Westchester Co NY

by Dan Hammer
April 10th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions for Bern's steakhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 2618

Re: Questions for Bern's steakhouse

I wonder if I can bring in my schrader Old Sparky Mag and trade it for dinner with multiple guests.
Price for the 2015 on the menu $1990. pileon
by Dan Hammer
April 6th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 459
Views: 34383

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

We had a bagels and lox brunch at my nieces house. She told me to bring a good wine; and so I did, to a house of non-geeks. I (we) very much enjoyed a '17 Jean Edwards Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dalla Gasperina Vineyard. It went well with what we ate. No notes, but if you open this now, it's ready to e...
by Dan Hammer
April 1st, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27
Replies: 77
Views: 2536

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=a5e30b01b23fe7e7493ffde2...
by Dan Hammer
April 1st, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wining and dining in Torino
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Wining and dining in Torino

We went to the original (and spacious) Eataly when we were there. It's a totally different experience than New York and Chicago.
by Dan Hammer
April 1st, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27
Replies: 77
Views: 2536

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

Put me down for a tentative 2 humans. Maybe +2 dogs if that's still okay. Does anyone have a contact for Peking Duck House from when Michel organized those dinners? Maybe I'll give it a try for Friday. Or I could do something local if people are willing to hop on a PATH train. I thought it was Bank...
by Dan Hammer
April 1st, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27
Replies: 77
Views: 2536

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

Jay, " Anyone who understands the idea of “ A really good bottle of wine to share with friends” qualifies." . . ."ay, there's the rub". As I noted to you once before, "you play a game with which I am not familiar". But I admire and enjoy your whirlwind spirit of action and carpe diem that flows thr...
by Dan Hammer
March 26th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Houston BBQ
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Houston BBQ

I'm very happy going to Rudy's. It's a chain, but the food is delicious. As a native Texan who has eaten at many of the top places in state (and several out of state), I can confirm that this opinion is wrong on so many levels. For comparison, my former favorite place in Houston was Goode BBQ. I ha...

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