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by Mike Reff
July 19th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 72
Views: 2224

Re: Worst wines you've had?

NYS had its share of duds years ago. I believe Bully Hill and Brotherhood were stand outs. Not sure what they taste like now?
by Mike Reff
June 25th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Chavy Les Folatieres
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Chavy Les Folatieres

Seeking this producer for vintages, if anyone has any to sell.

Thanks
by Mike Reff
June 24th, 2019, 9:55 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: 119
Views: 4413

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

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 6:29 am
Mike Reff wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 10:20 am
If anyone is going to be in Tarrytown, I can meet you and we can cab it to lessen the cost...
Mike, I can take the train up to Ttown and we head from there or you can take it down to Dobbs Ferry and we do the same. Your call.
Cool, lets do it...
by Mike Reff
June 22nd, 2019, 10:20 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: 119
Views: 4413

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

If anyone is going to be in Tarrytown, I can meet you and we can cab it to lessen the cost...
by Mike Reff
May 15th, 2019, 3:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC tasting group
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: NYC tasting group

mine is reffmichael@gmail.com

Thanks
by Mike Reff
May 10th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC tasting group
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: NYC tasting group

interested as well
by Mike Reff
May 1st, 2019, 2:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

Re: Westchester Co NY

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.
by Mike Reff
April 23rd, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.

It really is a travesty, that this three tiered system is here in NY. However I do not see any relief at all, the big boys are too big and their lobbying pockets are immense.

Then again, the PA border is not that far away, hmmm
by Mike Reff
April 15th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

Re: Westchester Co NY

Working on that now Ian..
by Mike Reff
April 12th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

Re: Westchester Co NY

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 10:07 am
Sure thing Mike. If it goes down at Harpers, I might attend.....seeing as I live right above. [wink.gif]
Wednesdays do not work for me, since I have my son, any chance that you can inquire if they would do another night? Or if you know someone I can inquire.

Monday or Tuesday?
by Mike Reff
April 11th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 429
Views: 39732

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

A somewhat distorted "pano" of our cellar...we are about three years into our collection. Temperature controlled, access off the kitchen, sound, TV (above door - not pictured)...an amazing place to escape the Texas heat! Red Oak wood work, granite counters & ceramic tile flooring. Our escape [cheer...
by Mike Reff
April 11th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

Re: Westchester Co NY

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] True, it has been a whi...
by Mike Reff
April 11th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

Re: Westchester Co NY

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Harper’s in Dobbs Ferry has zero corkage on Wednesdays and a phenomenal menu.
Thanks Jorge
by Mike Reff
April 10th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Everglades
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Everglades

I went with my mother and son to Shark Valley and rode the Tram. My son, who is 10 loved it. This summer we plan on hitting the other entrance, the Coe Visitors center. Anyone know how the hiking is around that entrance?

And of course we are going in the beginning of August
by Mike Reff
April 10th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

Re: Westchester Co NY

Yes, that list is quite outdated.. Time for Hammer to update a new one.
by Mike Reff
April 10th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

Re: Westchester Co NY

Please PM me with some restaurant suggestions that have a non existent or very low corkage.

Thanks
by Mike Reff
April 9th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 429
Views: 39732

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Some of the greatest wines I have ever had come from an old friend of a merchant I deal with in England. He fought in the Battle of Britain, and after the War, became an engineer. After a dozen stellar bottles, I was in England and asked the merchant about him. He was ailing, but was happy to see v...
by Mike Reff
April 8th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

Re: Westchester Co NY

I would pick you up from the train station, no problem. Let me get though the next week or so, and then I will throw out some dates.

Thanks
by Mike Reff
April 1st, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC LastBottleWines Buying Group?
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: NYC LastBottleWines Buying Group?

Possibly...

But that begs the question, who will obtain them and house them.. I do not get down to the city often. Maybe that should change.
by Mike Reff
March 30th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 15947

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

We are very fortunate. Used to be that vintages of the century happened once a century, now we get them proclaimed just about every third year by the Bordeaux trade and their wine writer and blogger lackies. The reality is that there is no way to even proclaim 'vintage of the century' However, I wo...
by Mike Reff
March 30th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 15947

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Yawn.. thought 2005 was the vintage of the century.. Can I go back to sleep now? We are very fortunate. Used to be that vintages of the century happened once a century, now we get them proclaimed just about every third year by the Bordeaux trade and their wine writer and blogger lackies. The realit...
by Mike Reff
March 29th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

Re: Westchester Co NY

Mr Rippe, you would haul it up north off the island of Manhattan? Now this gets very interesting...
by Mike Reff
March 29th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 15947

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Yawn.. thought 2005 was the vintage of the century..

Can I go back to sleep now?
by Mike Reff
March 20th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

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..
by Mike Reff
March 19th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2036

Westchester Co NY

It has been way too long since I have organized an event. How about New York's backyard. After tax season though.. perhaps end of April, any interest?

newhere
by Mike Reff
March 8th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Pappy for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Pappy for sale

WITHDRAWN
by Mike Reff
March 6th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Batali out at his restaurants
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Batali out at his restaurants

Interesting article in the NYT today..

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/06/dini ... e=Homepage
by Mike Reff
March 6th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SQN to share...
Replies: 0
Views: 330

SQN to share...

Current release, PM if interested.

Would prefer local winos only.

Thanks

Mike
by Mike Reff
March 6th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 16399

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Unusually heavy traffic, according to the website...hahah
by Mike Reff
March 5th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 16399

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Bill G wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 11:43 am
Mike Reff wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 11:24 am
Just got my email...
Is this your first allocation? How long have you been on the waitlist?

Thx
I think that this is my third or fourth allocation.. the WL was about five years, I think
by Mike Reff
March 5th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 16399

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Just got my email...
by Mike Reff
February 20th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 42
Views: 3099

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

Robert R wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Was the offer by email or snail mail?
I actually received the email, but it was in my Junk folder..thus I realized it was not junk champagne.gif
by Mike Reff
February 20th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 42
Views: 3099

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

Same here... 10 year wait!!!
by Mike Reff
February 20th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Wine Connection, Pound Ridge NY
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Retailer Check: Wine Connection, Pound Ridge NY

Joshua Kates wrote:Anybody have any experience with them, knowledge of them?

Thanks in advance!
Josh
Nothing to worry about, he used to post on the parker boards, before the hitsfan .. great retailer.. You can be confident in your purchases.
by Mike Reff
February 7th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown
Replies: 56
Views: 2193

NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown

Cannot make it sorry...
by Mike Reff
December 28th, 2017, 2:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown
Replies: 56
Views: 2193

NYC Feb 12?

Possibly...
by Mike Reff
October 15th, 2017, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Open a bottle of Napa/Sonoma/Mendocino wine...show your SUPPORT!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 2604

Open a bottle of Napa/Sonoma/Mendocino wine...show your SUPPORT!!!

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by Mike Reff
October 14th, 2017, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 87104

Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma

From Signorello's FB page Update: October 12, 2017 Today, the most important thing is that all 25 of our employees are safe. Pierre and I were finally able to access the property yesterday, and while the winery buildings themselves had essentially burned to rubble, the vineyards appeared to be in go...
by Mike Reff
August 16th, 2017, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best USA Cabernet under $60
Replies: 137
Views: 10160

Best USA Cabernet under $60

I second the vote for Neal, also try and obtain Match..great Cab
by Mike Reff
June 3rd, 2017, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tax Rate on Capital Gains on Wine Sales?
Replies: 35
Views: 2567

Tax Rate on Capital Gains on Wine Sales?

How about the 100 pound elephant in the room with respect to auction houses. I mean are they supposed to report the sale of these items at auction? (wink, wink) Maybe sellers will receive a 1099W (W for Wine,) for the proceeds
by Mike Reff
May 29th, 2017, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: i really like 1970 Bordeaux
Replies: 28
Views: 1018

i really like 1970 Bordeaux

I have found that 1970 bordeaux is very good, however I think that the 1978 vintage as far as 1970's goes is better than 1970.
by Mike Reff
May 29th, 2017, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 31
Views: 1973

TN: 2002 Pichon Lalande

newhere You mean 2002 was not the vintage of the decade? newhere
by Mike Reff
February 23rd, 2017, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Price of 2016 Monte Bello Futures Rises to $115
Replies: 102
Views: 5324

Price of 2016 Monte Bello Futures Rises to $115

Still my only total no-brainer CA purchase. It's like paying a utility bill. Agreed. Interesting that the secondary prices are beginning to reflect the true quality of Monte Bello. I can no longer buy 1990s bottlings for <$100. Those were the days... The 2008, my son's birth year were $80.00 per...
by Mike Reff
February 19th, 2017, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Arkenstone release
Replies: 8
Views: 731

2007 Arkenstone release

Popped and poured, really good fruit. Nice wine any other reviewers out there?
by Mike Reff
January 27th, 2017, 3:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: LIQUID FARM: Limited Packs + not yet released *2015 Pinot!* & 2016 Rosé + $10 Shipping
Replies: 77
Views: 5477

LIQUID FARM: Limited Packs + not yet released *2015 Pinot!* & 2016 Rosé + $10 Shipping

OK so at first glance.. I thought I was ordering reservations at these restaurants with wine included!....hiccup!
by Mike Reff
June 5th, 2016, 8:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Rookies Chablis 6/6
Replies: 28
Views: 1788

NYC Rookies Chablis 6/6

Cannot make it sorry, But Tom is a good addition
by Mike Reff
May 25th, 2016, 11:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest Day 2 - White Plains May 29 - Now with Menu! Please sign up so I know how much food.
Replies: 110
Views: 5413

Berserkerfest Day 2 - White Plains May 29 - Now with Menu! Please sign up so I know how much food.

Jay, I will be in attendance, probably after 2pm, Cannot go wrong with a Bordeaux...can I?

I will look and get back to you, deal?
by Mike Reff
May 16th, 2016, 7:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Rookies Chablis 6/6
Replies: 28
Views: 1788

NYC Rookies Chablis 6/6

Put me down as a maybe, if that is OK...

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