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by Mike Reff
January 27th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UGC 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: UGC 2017

I thought that the St Emillion wines were very approachable.
by Mike Reff
January 21st, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux UGC recap
Replies: 0
Views: 284

2017 Bordeaux UGC recap

Attended the UGC yesterday during the day at Cipriani in NYC. It has been almost 10 years since I last attended. That thing called 'life' got in the way. I know nothing about the vintage it has been years since I have sampled some of these wines. The vintage that all the vinters were tasting was the...
by Mike Reff
January 19th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 104
Views: 4190

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Only two

Jean Louis Chavy
Alain Chavy
by Mike Reff
January 17th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66653

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Well this is positive https://www.latribune.fr/technos-medias/taxe-gafa-bruno-le-maire-pret-a-mettre-de-l-eau-dans-son-vin-face-a-trump-837457.html To avoid a trade war between the European Union and the United States, the Minister of Economy and Finance says he is ready to "make concessions" on the...
by Mike Reff
January 16th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pecorino prognostications
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: TN: Pecorino prognostications

I have had this one Collefrisio Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGT, and it is a really good QPR
by Mike Reff
January 13th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years

Also heard on 1010 Wins today, Millennials, are consuming alternate beverages. A definite decline and these tariffs are not going to help
by Mike Reff
January 6th, 2020, 6:38 pm
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 FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Thomas Rippe wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 6:00 pm
What the heck? I used the word 'clusterf*ck' in my last post and the first part of the word disappeared.
PWI.. Posting while intoxicated [snort.gif]
by Mike Reff
January 6th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4505

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Is today the deadline to submit? Wonder when we will hear. My weekly sales meeting, we briefly spoke about it.
by Mike Reff
January 4th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2691

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

David Schliecker wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 12:23 pm
- I still need to bring the cellar down.
-
I can certainly help with that!

my goals:

Pay down debt (failed business)
keep looking for obscure whites to drink and purchase
Seek auction deals for one offs and mixed cases
by Mike Reff
December 29th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4505

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Victor Hong wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 6:31 am
Mike Reff wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 4:22 am
What are the chances that our voices will actually be heard? And who makes the final decision?
Somebody with a love for only the best, particularly including American wines.
Someone who does not drink, wonderful!
by Mike Reff
December 29th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4505

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

What are the chances that our voices will actually be heard? And who makes the final decision?
by Mike Reff
December 29th, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6441

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Assuming that there is not a 100% tariff on it, 2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut. If there is, it will be more definite buy in 2021 or 2022. Howard, Why in 2021 or 2022 do you think the tariffs are temporary? I believe in something old fashioned called making a dea...
by Mike Reff
December 28th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6441

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Howard Cooper wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Assuming that there is not a 100% tariff on it, 2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut. If there is, it will be more definite buy in 2021 or 2022.

Howard,
Why in 2021 or 2022 do you think the tariffs are temporary?
by Mike Reff
December 25th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!
Replies: 24
Views: 1142

Re: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!

I have also arranged offlines, and met many people who I am still friendly with to this day. Things happen, plans change, it goes with the territory, in the end, it is up to us as individuals to decide if we want to attend or not.
by Mike Reff
December 24th, 2019, 12:49 pm
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

Ian S wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Victor, why don't you set a date for all the gobby combatants to engage each other and sell tickets like you promised? You could have side betting and a table (like a March Madness chart), so you'd have yourself a nice little bunce.
Wrong thread....curmudgeon..
by Mike Reff
December 24th, 2019, 11:39 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

Date dependent, Julie I would be interested. Just ignore the 1000 pound elephant in the room.
by Mike Reff
December 22nd, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5165

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

At this point I almost inclined to invite Ian over and drink to Jonathan, might even enjoy his company. You have done nothing but bitch and complain about this offline or that, and being banned or dropped. My 11 year old behaves better, shame on you! Next time you choose or create an offline, why no...
by Mike Reff
December 15th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some weekend wines
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Some weekend wines

This past weekend at the residence of a fellow Berserker 2015 Michel LaFarge Passetoutgrain - somewhat lean, with ample fruit surrounding the palate, medium to long finish (I tasted this one earlier in the week) 2016 Michel LaFarge Passetoutgrain - More pronounced then the 2015, fresher and livelier...
by Mike Reff
December 11th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5165

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Can you please school me on how to create, and fulfill an offline, I think I need help in that area. I would so enjoy someone with your cellar and depth of knowledge to show how to be a better offliner... You want to compare offlines, and see whose is better, is that what you are really trying to do...
by Mike Reff
December 11th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5165

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Jonathan, Things happen when these offlines are presented, it sounds like you get visibly upset when you post an offline, someone responds and then you get annoyed when they cannot attend because any number of things might arise ( an ill relative, a child needing attention, etc). Your attitude could...
by Mike Reff
December 8th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 237
Views: 20783

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Is Liquid Farm on board again?
by Mike Reff
December 4th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Re: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you goin

Looks like a great event, how does one sign up for this?
by Mike Reff
December 3rd, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 237
Views: 20783

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

hell yeah!!!! glad I freed up some credit..
by Mike Reff
December 3rd, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5165

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

It's easy to have a phd in problem identification. Harder to be part of the solutions crew. Julie - a fair assessment. But identifying the problem is the first step to solving it. You can't solve people though. Ian, looking forward to you taking the second step. Those in glass houses....Nice move D...
by Mike Reff
November 26th, 2019, 4:37 am
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

Funny you say that now Mike, since you're not actually involved in this offline anymore since removing yourself from the event. It must be difficult for you to get through day to day life if you're utterly gutted over silly things like my post. What I find difficult is dealing with newbs like you, ...
by Mike Reff
November 23rd, 2019, 4:03 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

Guess that saves one brown bag. Have to say Ian, for someone who is not involved with this event, the need to comment amazes me. Is this not a public thread? Was it not posted on the World Wide Web for everyone to see? What's so bad about one cheeky comment? I'm truly sorry you have no sense of hum...
by Mike Reff
November 19th, 2019, 4:17 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

Jonathan Sirot wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Ian S wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Mike Reff wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 4:24 am
Folks,
Something came up and I am not going to be able to attend.
Guess that saves one brown bag.
Excellent ! We saved a small tree's life...
I could have used aluminum foil but that might upset the proponents of climate change
by Mike Reff
November 19th, 2019, 4:16 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

Ian S wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Mike Reff wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 4:24 am
Folks,
Something came up and I am not going to be able to attend.
Guess that saves one brown bag.
Have to say Ian, for someone who is not involved with this event, the need to comment amazes me.
by Mike Reff
November 17th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 664
Views: 71496

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

Noreetuh in the East village has free corkage on Sundays Enjoyed a meal there one Sunday a few years ago. Careful wine service and nice glasses. Massive wine list. Made a reservation for tomorrow based on this, thanks! Looks like Burgundy is the way to go? Young barolo too dicey? Let me know how it...
by Mike Reff
November 16th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 664
Views: 71496

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

Noreetuh in the East village has free corkage on Sundays
by Mike Reff
November 15th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 5776

Re: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .

[blahblah.gif] [blahblah.gif] Greg....of course Suckling likes Italy, he lives there right neener
by Mike Reff
November 15th, 2019, 9:58 am
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

Can I brown bag mine and let everyone guess, and then I can shake the hand of the person who gets closest to guessing?
by Mike Reff
November 11th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blacksmith Wines Cold Spring NY
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Blacksmith Wines Cold Spring NY

Jordan,

They are located about 15 miles from me, and it is on my way to drop off wine at another client. If you PM me what you are interested in, I can stop in and inquire for you. Would be happy to do so.

Mike
by Mike Reff
November 9th, 2019, 7:16 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 Mon. Dec 2nd

I will attend, is this on the 2nd? and I am not sure what I am bringing as of yet..
by Mike Reff
November 6th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100
Replies: 50
Views: 2834

Re: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100

Cantemerle?
by Mike Reff
November 3rd, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Using old decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Using old decanters

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 8:53 am
Mark Golodetz wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 8:23 am
Hope this takes
Walrus is fantastic
Is it a walrus or a dog, or a dogalrus?
by Mike Reff
November 2nd, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Nov 15 Friday, @ Brookfield Place,
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: NYC Nov 15 Friday, @ Brookfield Place,

Jay Miller wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:21 pm
Brookfield Place is BYO? Are you sure?
According to another group of winos that I hang with.
by Mike Reff
November 1st, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Nov 15 Friday, @ Brookfield Place,
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: NYC Nov 15 Friday, @ Brookfield Place,

2nd floor where there are large tables near Tartinery
by Mike Reff
November 1st, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Nov 15 Friday, @ Brookfield Place,
Replies: 4
Views: 988

NYC Nov 15 Friday, @ Brookfield Place,

So apparently this is a food hall of some type that allows you to bring your own wine. A group is gathering here on Nov 15 Friday, @ Brookfield Place, 2 pm

All are welcome

bring your own glasses, and no two buck chuck!
by Mike Reff
October 30th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3799

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

I think that the people who make white burgundy have mostly changed their practices and such. I think you are fine with anything from 2010 forward. That being said, I have not really tasted much of older white Burgundy
by Mike Reff
October 29th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Peter Luger NYT review.
Replies: 63
Views: 3061

Re: Peter Luger NYT review.

Zero Point Zero!
by Mike Reff
October 29th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66653

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

We are absorbing some of the costs of the tariffs and we are also raising prices on some sku's as well. It is not going to bode well for the average consumer who will cringe when their Sancerre goes up by $6-8 per bottle
by Mike Reff
October 27th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Millbrook Winery Visit
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Millbrook Winery Visit

Gary Schulte wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Thanks for the review Mike. Have not been yet but plan to do so this winter. Any others in Hudson Valley region you would recommend?
Not currently, but I really have not checked out too many of them of late.
by Mike Reff
October 26th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Kittle House Dinner Monday 10/28 (revised)
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Kittle House Dinner Monday 10/28 (revised)

6pm works perfectly, I am bringing a 1999 Bordeaux..We might be able to sit in the bar area if you want to ...

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