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by Christos M.
January 26th, 2021, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 320
Views: 22937

Re: Grassl Glassware

Took the plunge on some 1855s and XL cloth. I’m probably going to regret not getting some Libertes.
by Christos M.
December 3rd, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?
Replies: 52
Views: 4314

Re: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?

I just received as a birthday gift a couple Zalto universal glasses [cheers.gif] just the placebo effect is good enough for me to think they make a difference!
by Christos M.
November 27th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235318

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Travis Fantz wrote: November 25th, 2020, 4:38 pm Any thoughts on the Knob Creek 15 year? Just started popping up around here.
I really like it. Very smooth with a good peanut flavor profile. Very straightforward in a good way.
by Christos M.
November 24th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235318

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Finally came across Booker’s Country Ham 19-03 from last year. Had it once and loved it. Popped open the bottle as soon as I got it home and it was even better than I remember. :)
by Christos M.
November 18th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235318

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Anyone try Act 8 Midwinter Night Dram? I've only been able to get one bottle and gifted it to a friend. Local place still has Act 6 bottles for $170, which is what they sold them for at release, and they wonder why they didn't get any new allocation.
by Christos M.
November 6th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235318

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I'd go up to $100/bottle. Really interested in getting this going and hoping it can happen.
by Christos M.
October 31st, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Santorini Assyrtiko: Sigalas or Hatzidakis?
Replies: 56
Views: 1888

Re: Best Value Santorini Assyrtiko: Sigalas or Hatzidakis?

My vote is for Sigalas. When I can find it in NY, I'll stock up. Usually have Atlantis on hand as it is a crowd pleaser and I feel like the best entry into Assyrtiko. I agree on Argyros being the best value. So... The question is for the best value Santorini, you say Argyros is the best value and y...
by Christos M.
October 30th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Santorini Assyrtiko: Sigalas or Hatzidakis?
Replies: 56
Views: 1888

Re: Best Value Santorini Assyrtiko: Sigalas or Hatzidakis?

My vote is for Sigalas. When I can find it in NY, I'll stock up. Usually have Atlantis on hand as it is a crowd pleaser and I feel like the best entry into Assyrtiko. I agree on Argyros being the best value.
by Christos M.
October 22nd, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2233
Views: 307165

Re: Official Costco Thread

I see you posted the location thanks!
by Christos M.
October 21st, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2233
Views: 307165

Re: Official Costco Thread

Jdbramm wrote: October 16th, 2020, 3:04 pm 2016 Sassicaia for $199 today. Was with the wife so I could only talk her into letting me buy one.
Which Costco in CO was it? I might have to call in a favor to a friend out there.

Costco in Oceanside, NY didn’t have any. They did have the Kirkland Red Blend which is tasty for $10.99.
by Christos M.
October 20th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2233
Views: 307165

Re: Official Costco Thread

Jdbramm wrote: October 16th, 2020, 3:04 pm 2016 Sassicaia for $199 today. Was with the wife so I could only talk her into letting me buy one.
I'm hoping to see this on my trip to Costco tomorrow or when I go to Jersey on Sunday [winner.gif]
by Christos M.
October 7th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235318

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Picked up a Weller Antique 107 at MSRP this morning. Was hoping for a 12 year too but missed out. Thought about the Booker's Boston Batch but I'm still on the hunt for a bottle of Country Ham.
by Christos M.
October 7th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8289
Views: 588758

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I'm glad someone said the Paul Dethune Champagne is good. I hate when sites like this say "the bottle/offer won't last long". It instantly makes me not want to buy. Now I will :)
by Christos M.
September 28th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Case Splitting database
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Case Splitting database

I joined case splitter. I’m interested in de Negoce and would get in on the splits and Bordeaux futures. I’m in Astoria, NY.
by Christos M.
September 28th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing source | material (German Wine)
Replies: 28
Views: 1490

Re: Introducing source | material (German Wine)

I'm in! Can't wait to try more German wines. I love your enthusiasm, Robert.
by Christos M.
September 14th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235318

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Anybody into the Bookers small batch releases? I had the Bookers Country Ham Batch and loved it. I'm usually not into high proofs but this was well balanced even at 124.7 proof. I've got a couple of bottles of the "Granny's Batch" and am slowly drinking my way through it. Don't think I'll...
by Christos M.
September 14th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4114
Views: 235318

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Anybody into the Bookers small batch releases? I had the Bookers Country Ham Batch and loved it. I'm usually not into high proofs but this was well balanced even at 124.7 proof.
by Christos M.
September 5th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 863
Views: 34667

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

2012 Ramon Allones Small Club Corona with a pineapple margarita before going out for wine and dinner. I can’t figure out how to post pics if anyone can help out. I keep getting an error on the sizing.

https://flic.kr/p/2jDHsVi
by Christos M.
September 2nd, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: flatiron, D&R
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: PSA: flatiron, D&R

I just checked and didn't receive anything. I'd like to see it please :) just sent you a message.
by Christos M.
August 24th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Used/Open stock Zalto Universals (Waitlist Link Added 9/1)
Replies: 29
Views: 2611

Re: Used/Open stock Zalto Universals

I would definitely be interested. I'll be on the lookout.
by Christos M.
August 22nd, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: KOLOKITHOKEFTEDES
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

Re: KOLOKITHOKEFTEDES

Great recipe. Key is to get as much liquid out of the zucchini as possible so it really gets crispy. I like to form them before dropping into oil but this works too. [thumbs-up.gif]
by Christos M.
August 21st, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8188
Views: 577966

Re: de Negoce offer

Charles Kersten wrote: August 21st, 2020, 1:32 pm I was literally checking out as it sold out
Same for me. I feel like my wife knew what I was doing and distracted me just long enough to miss it haha.
by Christos M.
August 18th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?
Replies: 91
Views: 7723

Re: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?

I’ve been debating signing up for a while. I’ve been reading Rajat Parr’s book and really enjoy his take on different producers. I’d imagine I’d get more of that on Vinous. I find enjoyment hearing about the stories behind the vineyards and hearing about up and comers in the industry.
by Christos M.
August 18th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8188
Views: 577966

Re: de Negoce offer

Bdklein wrote: August 18th, 2020, 5:14 pm Anybody in NYC area want to split a case of the N39?
I’m guessing you didn’t order a case but I’d be interested in splitting if you happened to bite. Looks like it’s sold out now.
by Christos M.
August 7th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 59
Views: 4719

Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

Fun article. On IG, LeBron, Melo, Kevin Love, and some other players post what they are drinking. Definitely some white wale bottles are posted. To me the most interesting guy to get here would be Poppovich. I read the ESPN article that was done on him regarding wine a while back that someone else ...
by Christos M.
August 7th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 59
Views: 4719

Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

Fun article. On IG, LeBron, Melo, Kevin Love, and some other players post what they are drinking. Definitely some white wale bottles are posted. To me the most interesting guy to get here would be Poppovich. I read the ESPN article that was done on him regarding wine a while back that someone else p...
by Christos M.
August 3rd, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 100
Views: 10723

Re: Somm 3

Just watched Somm 3 last night. All 3 documentaries are available on Hulu. It took me so long to watch Somm 3 because from the description I thought it would be Jancis, Dame, and Spurrier tasting wine. This was well done and kept my interest the whole time. Doing the Pinot tasting in the beginning a...
by Christos M.
August 3rd, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan
Replies: 20
Views: 1061

Re: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan

Drizly might be a good option as you can just search the wine and see if places that deliver have it. Otherwise there are some solid sites already mention. Flatiron wine and Astor Wine are good bets. Empire State of Wine has the Heidsieck magnum for $85 plus tax and a delivery fee. https://www.empir...
by Christos M.
August 3rd, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Buying Champagne in NYC
Replies: 9
Views: 2129

Re: Buying Champagne in NYC

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: August 3rd, 2020, 7:40 pm Flatiron-wines
+1 on Flatiron wines. Just ordered 4 bottles of sparkling wine from them.

Verve Wine but they are only open for curbside pickup or shipping.

Acker Wines has basically anything you’re looking for and is the oldest wine shop in NYC.
by Christos M.
July 31st, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 125
Views: 7467

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

This thread brings back memories of my roasting days. I went from a popcorn popper to a MacGyver'ed bread machine/heat gun set up to a Behmor. Loved roasting my own beans and got fairly into sourcing beans directly from farms. Then I set my garage on fire roasting beans and have since stuck to buyin...
by Christos M.
July 29th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8289
Views: 588758

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Today's wine is Virginie De Valandraud Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016 for $40.

I had it this past Saturday and really liked it. It isn't very complex but I think it has more time to age. Very good wine at $40 vs the $60 that we purchased at.
by Christos M.
July 28th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172643

Re: New York City Restaurants

Robert those pics look excellent. I followed you on IG! I plan on getting to some of those restaurants soon. Last weekend we out for dinner at Rezdora in Flatiron. The chef there worked at Osteria Francescana in Italy and he does an amazing job. Even with outdoor service they have not lost their tou...
by Christos M.
July 23rd, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Millennials and Wine
Replies: 61
Views: 12219

Re: Millennials and Wine

I'm another Millennial here. The biggest influence on my wine drinking has easily been 1. friends, 2. experiences with wine, and 3. collecting wine. I love hearing what friends are trying and I also love opening a bottle with them to try. Being able to go to a restaurant and to have some knowledge t...
by Christos M.
July 21st, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8289
Views: 588758

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Quick google search found multiple other wine stores selling the 2017 Stewart cab in the $10 range - so I don't think the Black Tie site is a mistake. I actually took a shot and ordered from Black Tie since I could actually go pick it up. They are selling Joseph Stewart Cabernet not Stewart Napa Ca...
by Christos M.
July 21st, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8289
Views: 588758

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Jim Stewart wrote: July 21st, 2020, 1:59 pm Anybody tasted any vintage of Stewart Cabernet ? Thanks.
I've had the 2016 and it was really good. Which is what got me excited about today's deal.
by Christos M.
July 21st, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8289
Views: 588758

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Today’s Stewart Cab has my attention. Debating on how many bottles. Before you do: https://www.blacktiewine.net/wines/Stewart-Cabernet-Sauvignon-Napa-Valley-2017-w7030091x0 That’s insane! Has to be a price mistake. I’m tempted to order on my Amex and have them deal with it if there’s an issue. Also...
by Christos M.
July 21st, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8289
Views: 588758

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Today’s Stewart Cab has my attention. Debating on how many bottles.
by Christos M.
July 1st, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 79
Views: 8756

Re: Gary V. Again.

Gary's Empathy wines, not even a year old, sold to Constellation. Dude just prints money, wow. Has anyone tired these wines? Seems like Constellation tries to buy everything. Wines are very solid. I've tried their first vintage of their red blend and this years Rose and White blend. Definitely a va...

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