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by Ted Erfer
November 27th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 71
Views: 1892

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

That’s great. But I don’t see Mike Grammer’s name on the list😱
by Ted Erfer
November 24th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 71
Views: 1892

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

L e o F r o k i c wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 9:19 pm
I donated thru their website, no time to go to post office this week.

Wow --- was that even an option????
by Ted Erfer
November 24th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 6th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - February 13, 2018 - Fat Tuesday - post what you're bringi
Replies: 86
Views: 2987

Re: 6th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - February 13, 2018 - Fat Tuesday - post what you're bringi

This event is on my bucket list for many reasons. Looks like such fun. I imagine if you plan a trip out there, Dan will plan a Di Fara's offline in your honor Just a tease to remind those reading... save the date: Fat Tuesday is March 5, 2019 . I'll post a new thread in January, so don't post here ...
by Ted Erfer
November 7th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arcadian: "Hey Joe, where'd you go" with that fruit in your hand
Replies: 29
Views: 2164

Re: Arcadian: "Hey Joe, where'd you go" with that fruit in your hand

The Arcadian Sleepy Hollow Chards are our favorites as well. It was the white wine we served at our daughter's wedding. And the Pinot was the red. There were no complaints from the guests. I wasn't expecting any comments on the wines I served at the wedding but wasn't surprised when lots of people c...
by Ted Erfer
October 13th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery suggestions for upcoming Santa Barbara & Paso trip
Replies: 27
Views: 1027

Re: Winery suggestions for upcoming Santa Barbara & Paso trip

Hit the Lompoc wine ghetto and stop into Arcadian.
There are a bunch right in that area so you don't need to drive around.
And I do recommend you stop by Tercero.
Most of the other recommendations are fine as well.
by Ted Erfer
September 25th, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia 2000 Bordeaux, left bank tasting, Saturday December 22nd
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: Philadelphia 2000 Bordeaux, themed tastings events for the right bank and left bank

I would be interested --- of course depends on when and where!!
by Ted Erfer
September 20th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 1863

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17

If you have not been to Will and are driving ---- there is valet parking. Not free. But parking in that neighborhood is tough. There is a small lot but the whole street is popular places to drink and eat. Will is very small - about 36 seats with no waiting area inside. Weather is supposed to be fine.
by Ted Erfer
September 19th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Lyon
Replies: 55
Views: 3463

Re: Lyon

The Resistance Museum is excellent for a few hours of history. It is very well done.
by Ted Erfer
August 7th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many allocation lists are you on?
Replies: 111
Views: 4184

How many allocation lists are you on?

dropped almost all lists - some I waited years to get on.
Now just two or three.
I ended up with too much wine from the same producers, same years, same amount of aging needed. And I am running out of years to drink it all.
by Ted Erfer
July 27th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 1863

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Do we really need 10-12 stems each?
I have done a bunch of wine dinners there and we never used that many.
by Ted Erfer
July 27th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Favorite Hotel and Restaurant in Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Favorite Hotel and Restaurant in Bordeaux

We just left Bordeaux a few days ago. We stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bath Airbnb at 45 Quai des Chatrons. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13320316. Great location. Quiet. Well equipped. I hired Henri Challeau for touring and he did an excellent job. He was recommended by several on this board and they wer...
by Ted Erfer
July 21st, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 1863

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

OK --- So, what exactly is the theme and price range?
I read through the posts and didn't see something definitive.
Is it Bordeaux vs Cali Cab?
by Ted Erfer
July 20th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 1863

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

If it is Will -- add my wife.
She and Chris are good buddies.
by Ted Erfer
July 12th, 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 1863

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Didn’t know about the patio.
by Ted Erfer
July 12th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 1863

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Laurel is fine for four people -- but not for a wine night for a larger group. Set menu - outside (boo). I love Will - which is right down the street but it does get noisy because it only seats about 30. A long table screws them up. I know Chris (at Will) very well and could speak with him about a d...
by Ted Erfer
July 12th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Rome restaurant advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Rome restaurant advice?

Our favorite place to eat is right near Navona --- Hosteria Costanza. You should be able to get in with the group. It is in a great historic spot. https://www.hostariacostanza.it/
by Ted Erfer
July 9th, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 1863

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Er€z _ L. wrote:NY Based, but I can make a trip up to PHL
I think you would be coming "down" to Philly [cheers.gif]
by Ted Erfer
July 3rd, 2018, 9:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Lucca recommendations (and trip summary)
Replies: 23
Views: 856

Lucca recommendations

We also rented a villa outside Lucca several years ago. Pretty much the same daily trips you list. When in Lucca make sure you go to Enoteca Vanni --http://www.enotecavanni.it/ Possibly the best wine store in Italy. (Go downstairs to the caves). I can't remember any of the restaurants because they ...
by Ted Erfer
July 2nd, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 1863

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Brian --- I am clear for Sept 21.
Might be able to get some others.
But it would we good to see you on the East Coast!
by Ted Erfer
July 1st, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Lucca recommendations (and trip summary)
Replies: 23
Views: 856

Lucca recommendations

We also rented a villa outside Lucca several years ago. Pretty much the same daily trips you list. When in Lucca make sure you go to Enoteca Vanni --http://www.enotecavanni.it/ Possibly the best wine store in Italy. (Go downstairs to the caves). I can't remember any of the restaurants because they w...
by Ted Erfer
June 28th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Arcadian Pinot Noir Francesca's Cuvée
Replies: 30
Views: 1272

TN: 2000 Arcadian Pinot Noir Francesca's Cuvée

For those of you who haven't met Joe's daughter -- the "actual" Francesca ---- she is as bright and wonderful as the wine. She will be off to college in the Fall. So drink up and buy more!

And don't forget brother Max. His Cuvée is also excellent.
by Ted Erfer
June 27th, 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: German Wine Lovers, NYC?
Replies: 5
Views: 454

German Wine Lovers, NYC?

I am in Philly and can make some tastings on Friday nights or Saturdays, together with my GF; provided it fits my schedule and there is advance notice of gatherings. (We are members of the GWS and tend to go the GWS tastings in Washington DC) I have a rather good amount of Germans in my cellar. Not...
by Ted Erfer
June 27th, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: (update, room for up to 5 more) 2000 Bordeaux Offline tasting in Philly on Sun July 1st
Replies: 10
Views: 569

2000 Bordeaux Offline tasting in Philly on Sun July 1st

Have fun.... As Kevin stated above -- Will is a great spot.
I have had a bunch of wine dinners there.
by Ted Erfer
June 2nd, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 452
Views: 83026

Philadelphia, PA

David Glasser wrote:Any more recent recommendations?

Anyone been to Morimoto? They quoted $25 corkage and proof that wine was purchased in PA?
David -- our go to BYO is Will on Passyunk Ave. Always excellent food and great wine service.
by Ted Erfer
June 2nd, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 452
Views: 83026

Philadelphia, PA

Any more recent recommendations? Anyone been to Morimoto? They quoted $25 corkage and proof that wine was purchased in PA? "Proof the wine was purchased in PA" is a load of horse manure. It is now very legal to have wineries with the proper license to ship to your home. So, the wine doesn't have to...
by Ted Erfer
May 18th, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London advice? Trying to make a happy birthday for 13 year old daughter
Replies: 38
Views: 887

London advice? Trying to make a happy birthday for 13 year old daughter

Our kids loved the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower. Google it and try to get tickets. Hard to get them - only 50 people each evening.
by Ted Erfer
April 19th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One Day For Wine Tasting in Los Olivos --- where do you go?
Replies: 35
Views: 978

One Day For Wine Tasting in Los Olivos --- where do you go?

Not "downtown" Los Olivos but Lompoc Wine Ghetto.
Especially, Arcadian and Joe Davis. A bunch of others in the same immediate area.
by Ted Erfer
April 1st, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for Passover wines
Replies: 28
Views: 572

Recommendation for Passover wines

Can you have Manischevitz CREAM White Concord with meat??
My Bubbie loved that Cream White (blech).

We had a Covenant Lavan Kosher Chardonnay from Sonoma this year. It is kosher but I don't think kosher for Passover..... It was very nice for the occasion. Went well with gefilte fish:)
by Ted Erfer
April 1st, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Robert M Parker to join Vinous
Replies: 23
Views: 1879

BREAKING NEWS: Robert M Parker to join Vinous

Is he joining as a subscriber?
by Ted Erfer
March 20th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Suggestions for NYC
Replies: 31
Views: 1305

Suggestions for NYC

You picked two of the best shows to see! Especially Evan Hansen --- she will love that one. Have fun.
by Ted Erfer
February 22nd, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--FALLTACULAR 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2940

TNs--FALLTACULAR 2018

We have already made reservations for our dog at the dog sitter's for 2019. I think JoAnn and I are approaching the 10 year mark -- don't know for sure. The weather was perfect. The friends were perfect. The wine and food were perfect. And the cause is perfect. And, of course, sitting on the beach o...
by Ted Erfer
February 11th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Documentaries
Replies: 19
Views: 1749

Best Wine Documentaries

A Year in Port --- part of the "Year In" series.
by Ted Erfer
February 11th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Charleston in early August?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Charleston in early August?

Go some other time......like May or Sept/Oct.
August is just unbearably hot and humid.
by Ted Erfer
February 11th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia
Replies: 24
Views: 793

Philadelphia

Mark Cochard wrote:
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
Mark Cochard wrote:What bar Sarah?
Our house! :)
i’ll Be right over :P
Believe me --- the house and hospitality are unmatched!!!
Great food, great ambiance and very nice people.
Oh - they also have a few bottles of good wine.
by Ted Erfer
January 26th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia
Replies: 24
Views: 793

Philadelphia

House of Tea. 720 S 4th St. On the block down from 4th St Deli Agree. This is THE place for tea. We knew the owner well --- Nat Litt. His daughter, Jessica, owns it now. He was a unique and amazing man -- read all about him: http://mycitypaper.com/articles/100997/food.nat.litt.shtml Great article! ...
by Ted Erfer
January 26th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Princess and the Peasant - Old Vine Carignan and High Altitude Pinot Noir
Replies: 18
Views: 3379

Princess and the Peasant - Old Vine Carignan and High Altitude Pinot Noir

Right now I am on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. I will order the split case on BD if I have a connection. I love this site and cool climate fruit. Thanks for sharing the story.
by Ted Erfer
January 19th, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia
Replies: 24
Views: 793

Philadelphia

Neal.Mollen wrote:House of Tea. 720 S 4th St. On the block down from 4th St Deli
Agree. This is THE place for tea.
We knew the owner well --- Nat Litt. His daughter, Jessica, owns it now.

He was a unique and amazing man -- read all about him:

http://mycitypaper.com/articles/100997/ ... litt.shtml
by Ted Erfer
January 7th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Traveling to Bordeaux - advice needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 1011

Traveling to Bordeaux - advice needed!

We had a marvelous meal at Restaurant Akashi in Bordeaux. Owned by a Japanese couple --- very, very small. He cooked - she served. Fine classic French with Japanese fusion. Their website says they moved to 45 rue du Loup.
by Ted Erfer
January 5th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Traveling to Bordeaux - advice needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 1011

Traveling to Bordeaux - advice needed!

Hire: Henri CHALLEAU Bordeaux Wine Travel 85 rue des Pelourdes F-33300 BORDEAUX Tél: 0033 664 653 852 contact@bordeaux-wine-travel.com www.chauffeur-bordeaux.com www.bordeaux-wine-travel.com We used him for two days during our visit to Bordeaux. He came highly recommended by this group - and everyon...
by Ted Erfer
December 23rd, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 358
Views: 36054

Official WTSO thread

Oh no! One of the attorneys is a neighbor and we went to college together:( I guess I can walk over and hand him my reply.
by Ted Erfer
December 9th, 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Wine Tasting - Philadelphia
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Wine Tasting - Philadelphia

Depending on dates -- I should be available.

But, yes, move to offline section.
by Ted Erfer
December 8th, 2017, 5:20 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 6th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - February 13, 2018 - Fat Tuesday - post what you're bringi
Replies: 86
Views: 2987

6th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - February 13, 2018 - Fat Tuesday

Dan --- we will be on our way to Falltacular:(
Michelle might join you -- I will check with them.
by Ted Erfer
November 30th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 3730

MAIL YOUR CHECKS, PLZ!....Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

Marshall Gelb wrote:Check is in the mail and hotel reservation made!


Cheers!
Marshall champagne.gif

Has the "usual" hotel been contacted and rooms put aside?
by Ted Erfer
November 29th, 2017, 2:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 3730

MAIL YOUR CHECKS, PLZ!....Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

And even if there were only a couple of wines -- this is a great event. And a great cause!!! It is an honor just to be tasting and grilling with this group.
by Ted Erfer
November 28th, 2017, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moved to the worst state for wine in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 2923

Moved to the worst state for wine in the US

Buying wine from the monopoly stores is a terrible experience. But - I don't have any trouble getting wine especially since the shipping law was changed last year. And the BYO scene makes up for a lot of that aggravation. There are plenty of good wine stores across the river in near by NJ. And the "...
by Ted Erfer
November 24th, 2017, 11:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 3730

MAIL YOUR CHECKS, PLZ!....Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

OK -- check has been mailed.
This year we are coming out either the Tuesday or Wednesday prior so we don't get "stuck in Denver" again!

I think JoAnn is knitting something special for the auction.
by Ted Erfer
October 12th, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir
Replies: 12
Views: 1319

Pinot Noir

Theodora Lee wrote:Hope You Enjoyed the Philadelphia event

Sure did -- and the wine I ordered!

I forgot you posted during Berserker Day in January [thumbs-up.gif]
by Ted Erfer
October 11th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: CANCELLED Philadelphia, Friday Oct 13th, bring your hockey mask!
Replies: 5
Views: 449

CANCELLED Philadelphia, Friday Oct 13th, bring your hockey mask!

Stay safe......hoping you can make a trip in the future.
by Ted Erfer
October 6th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir
Replies: 12
Views: 1319

Pinot Noir

Welcome to the Berserkers, Theodora! I hope you participate in the annual Berserker Day in January. I know folks here will appreciate your wines.

Carlisle is a big, big favorite on this board - so your story will intrigue many fans.

(PS - met you at the Spellman tasting in Philly)
by Ted Erfer
September 15th, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Call to action for PA Beserkers - PLCB sabotaging SLO
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Call to action for PA Beserkers - PLCB sabotaging SLO

We really need privatization! Thanks for the info Kevin.

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