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by Greg Kramer
January 12th, 2022, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what 2019 Northern Rhone Syrah's are you buying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1357

Re: So what 2019 Northern Rhone Syrah's are you buying?

Well i had to look up Chambeyron-Manin.... interesting 🙂 I find remarkable and amusing the number of responses here that reference Chambeyron-Manin. Five or six years ago before I was ITB, I bought the 2006 & 2007 from my now partner at silly low prices. In fact, looking at CellarTracker, I was...
by Greg Kramer
December 19th, 2021, 11:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wu’s wonton
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: Wu’s wonton

I've had the wonton soup and both the soup and wontons were very good - definitely a different breed than your typical stuff.

If I had photos in a place that can post here, I would share the fabulous reaction of the very provincial wife of a French winemaker to the pig placed in front of her.
by Greg Kramer
December 19th, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 534
Views: 42033

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote: December 19th, 2021, 10:40 am I’m 6 months out from expiration (and birth date). Received a reminder email for GE. Renewed and received my card within a week.
I jumped on it due to concerns about delays. But I had the same experience as you. Of course, if I needed it right away, then the wait would have ridiculous.
by Greg Kramer
December 17th, 2021, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cinco Jotas Jamon Night with Ausone, Unico, Figeac, Rougeard, Tignanello, SHL, and Caymus SS
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Cinco Jotas Jamon Night with Ausone, Unico, Figeac, Rougeard, Tignallo, SHL, and yes, Cadmus SS

The Jamon looks great. Recently had some Cinco Jotas Black at a steakhouse. It was excellent. The best I’ve had though were at Cerveriz Bar across from the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid (they also serve my best tortilla ever) and at the dearly departed Tertulia in NYC (a tapas bar with an Irish ch...
by Greg Kramer
December 5th, 2021, 7:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: VDLT Inventory Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: VDLT Inventory Sale

Sale ends today 5p ET. Plenty of great wines left at fab prices.
by Greg Kramer
December 4th, 2021, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Domaine du Colombier Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2000 Domaine du Colombier Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

jrozes wrote: December 4th, 2021, 8:25 am I picked up a six pack of '99 on Berserker Day a few years back, but have yet to open one. Tempted...
I had a couple of the 99’s from original release. The first in 2013 was excellent. The 2nd, last year, was just ok.
by Greg Kramer
December 4th, 2021, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Domaine du Colombier Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 5
Views: 297

TN: 2000 Domaine du Colombier Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

2000 Domaine du Colombier Hermitage - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (12/3/2021) Hard to imagine tasting this and not knowing it’s Northern Rhône Syrah. Except for a lack of bacon, all the typical flavors are there, framed by bright acidity. I could carp about a lack of dimension but it w...
by Greg Kramer
December 2nd, 2021, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '00 Mikulski Meursault 1er / '89 Troplong
Replies: 1
Views: 167

TN: '00 Mikulski Meursault 1er / '89 Troplong

'00 MIKULSKI MEURSAULT 1ER / '89 TROPLONG - One10 (12/1/2021) Starters With truffled burrata, pancetta wrapped shrimp excellent Gigante beans w/ chardonnay vinaigrette & splendid Cinco Jotas Black Label Pata Negra Jamon Iberico di Bellota 2000 Domaine François Mikulski Meursault 1er Cru Les Por...
by Greg Kramer
December 2nd, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Montefioralle Chianti Classico & Riserva
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Montefioralle Chianti Classico & Riserva

The latest vintages - 2019 for the CC and 2018 CCR - are now available on VDLT Direct . Your wine will be shipped from Montefioralle to anywhere in the Continental US, in usually just a few weeks. (Orders to European addresses can be arranged in most cases) The 2016 Riserva made plenty of friends wh...
by Greg Kramer
November 30th, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: VDLT Inventory Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: VDLT Inventory Sale

Dav1d S@wyer wrote: November 29th, 2021, 9:23 am Thanks, Greg! Picked up a mixed six pack of Dubreuil-Fontaine Cortons.
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by Greg Kramer
November 25th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: VDLT Inventory Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: VDLT Inventory Sale

Nice that first timers played. Sale continues for a while longer.
by Greg Kramer
November 24th, 2021, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting 6 bottles from UK to US
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Getting 6 bottles from UK to US

How this happened is a long, unnecessary story, but I have 6 bottles (retail value more than $100 each) in the hands of a private individual south of London that need to travel to New York. I manage shipments from the EU to US but have no resources in England. Any suggestions for how to get this don...
by Greg Kramer
November 18th, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin/Diam - anyone try?
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Coravin/Diam - anyone try?

With more and more wines (whites in particular) under synthetic cork, I have taken to my Coravin for sampling. I know it's not recommended by the manufacturer because these corks don't reseal. But plenty of folks here report using candle wax to reseal the needle point on regular corks so why shouldn...
by Greg Kramer
November 11th, 2021, 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Food in Beaune / Nice (area)
Replies: 12
Views: 1202

Re: Food in Beaune / Nice (area)

Also had dinner at Lameloise which is Michelin 3***. The food was good. Nice list but service was poor. Meal was excruciatingly long. 4.5+ hours for no reason. We sat for 20 min without anything. They were not crowded and there was a lot of staff. We asked for the pre-dessert, dessert and mignardie...
by Greg Kramer
November 11th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Food in Beaune / Nice (area)
Replies: 12
Views: 1202

Re: Food in Beaune / Nice (area)

In Beaune, consider La Buissonière. It’s a small, ultra casual place run bu lovely husband and wife. I recall the menu being very limited but someone there knows how to cook (fine sweetbreads). Wine list seemed good but we only ordered one as we brought a couple of bottles (he knows the owner). The ...
by Greg Kramer
November 11th, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 534
Views: 42033

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

I received an email from DHS: Your Trusted Traveler membership will be expiring soon. If you wish to renew your membership, you will need to log onto the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) System website at https://ttp.dhs.gov/ to submit your renewal application. The TTP system has replaced the Global...
by Greg Kramer
November 11th, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 534
Views: 42033

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

I received an email from DHS: Your Trusted Traveler membership will be expiring soon. If you wish to renew your membership, you will need to log onto the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) System website at https://ttp.dhs.gov/ to submit your renewal application. The TTP system has replaced the Global ...
by Greg Kramer
November 9th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2013 Elena Fucci Titolo Superiore Riserva (750mL)
Replies: 1
Views: 231

2013 Elena Fucci Titolo Superiore Riserva (750mL)

Aglianico del Vulture Titolo from Elena Fucci has amassed quite a devoted following in the mere two decades she has been producing it. Elena bottles two special cuvées as well - Superiore and Superiore Riserva. Both feature the best selected grapes from her oldest vines, which are crushed in small b...
by Greg Kramer
November 7th, 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: VDLT Inventory Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

VDLT Inventory Sale

The VDLT Wine Community is discounting all in-stock wines. Lots of outstanding French, Italian and Spanish wines from small, carefully selected producers are offered. Most are sparsely available in the US and some are only offered by VDLT. The more you buy the bigger the savings. Use these coupon co...
by Greg Kramer
October 17th, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2881
Views: 202432

Re: New York City Restaurants

Visited Llama Inn in Williamsburg for dinner last Monday. A holiday weekend but it seems the constant influx of young Brooklynites is typical every night. This is place is fun and has buzz. The rooftop garden (closing soon for the season) is a fabulous space. But this isn't just about see-and-be-see...
by Greg Kramer
October 17th, 2021, 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Rome - Roscioli for one?
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: Rome - Roscioli for one?

The chef's counter at Retrobottega is highly recommended for solo dining, or for small groups for that matter.
by Greg Kramer
October 3rd, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2881
Views: 202432

Re: New York City Restaurants

A few days later I met up with friends at Bigelow's in Rockville Centre, on Long Island, for a late lunch which dragged into early dinner (linner). The food was terrific, easily some of the best fried shellfish I've had in a while: not greasy at all, with a thin coating of light batter, and super f...
by Greg Kramer
September 30th, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Williamsburg, Brooklyn and nearby - Where to eat and drink?
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

Re: Williamsburg, Brooklyn and nearby - Where to eat and drink?

Check out the Peruvian food & cool setting at Llama Inn in Williamsburg
by Greg Kramer
September 30th, 2021, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: looking for a chocolate gift
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

Re: looking for a chocolate gift

Amedei in Italy makes my all-time favorite.
by Greg Kramer
September 26th, 2021, 7:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Please recommend a good simple pork chop recipe
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Please recommend a good simple pork chop recipe

I use Snake River Kurobuta chops. I think brining is unnecessary if you have fatty, flavorful meat. Agree with above comments that thinner ones cook better. If they are thick, I use reverse sear, starting in low oven or indirect grill then finish on high heat. Regardless of size, secret to brown and...
by Greg Kramer
September 24th, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to eat with Hermitage Rouge and Blanc
Replies: 23
Views: 1133

Re: What to eat with Hermitage Rouge and Blanc

Doug Schulman wrote: September 24th, 2021, 9:24 am I'll second that cream sauces tend to do well with Hermitage Blanc.
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by Greg Kramer
September 22nd, 2021, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which producers release well aged wines?
Replies: 41
Views: 1824

Re: Which producers release well aged wines?

We work with a Tuscan producer - Vittorio Innocenti - who is very deliberate. He just recently released his Vino Nobile 2015 and 2014 Riserva. His top of the line IGT Acerone is 2011, Vin Santo 1997 & Occhio Di Pernice 1998. Even his “modest” reds - Rosso Di Momtepulciano and Chianti Colli Di Se...
by Greg Kramer
September 20th, 2021, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cincinnati Storage
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Cincinnati Storage

A friend is considering some off-site storage in the Greater Cincinnati area. Anyone know of any options?
by Greg Kramer
September 8th, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Storage / Domaine Storage New York
Replies: 28
Views: 3800

Re: NYC Storage / Domaine Storage New York

River Valley +2 (or is it 3?)
by Greg Kramer
September 2nd, 2021, 7:35 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Create Your Own Premium Private Label Wines
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Create Your Own Premium Private Label Wines

As foreshadowed in the recent thread " https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=180942&p=3311103#p3311103 " Welcome to New BerserkerBusinesses , VDLT is launching a new program focusing on creating private label premium wines. Much of our extensive portfolio of outs...
by Greg Kramer
September 1st, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT handles
Replies: 478
Views: 25444

Re: CT handles

VDLT Wine
by Greg Kramer
August 30th, 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin Sparkling - thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Coravin Sparkling - thoughts?

Noteworthy that preservation is only projected for 2 weeks after first tap.
by Greg Kramer
August 25th, 2021, 6:39 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris on a Sunday?
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Paris on a Sunday?

by Greg Kramer
August 5th, 2021, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 'Welcome New BerserkerBusiness members' thread
Replies: 70
Views: 4892

Re: The 'Welcome New BerserkerBusiness members' thread

Greg and Michael - would love to hear from you too! Tell us more about your wines? The VDLT Community is an online retailer. We are a mission-driven business striving to unite wine lovers with small, artisanal and outstanding wine producers in Europe. We have close relationships (often friendships)...
by Greg Kramer
August 5th, 2021, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 'Welcome New BerserkerBusiness members' thread
Replies: 70
Views: 4892

Re: The 'Welcome New BerserkerBusiness members' thread

Greg and Michael - would love to hear from you too! Tell us more about your wines? The VDLT Community is an online retailer. We are a mission-driven business striving to unite wine lovers with small, artisanal and outstanding wine producers in Europe. We have close relationships (often friendships)...
by Greg Kramer
July 28th, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Check your OpenTable account
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Check your OpenTable account

I noticed that 14,000 points vanished from my account. I contacted them. They said the points expire if you don’t have any activity for 12 months. I found a nice way to ask if they had been visiting Jupiter for the last year and a half. They pleasantly offered to restore the points. I asked why I ha...
by Greg Kramer
July 24th, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 162éme 98 Leflaive Chevalier 82 Conseillante 05 Kracher TBA
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: TN: Krug 162éme 98 Leflaive Chevalier 82 Conseillante 05 Kracher TBA

Great lineup, Greg. Thanks for posting. This is my third time this morning opining that Krug Vintage and GC both need 20+ years to shine, in my palate's opinion. Cheers, Warren I think the base vintage for 162 is 2006. Likely you have more Krug experience, but, this didn’t strike me as a wine that ...
by Greg Kramer
July 23rd, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 162éme 98 Leflaive Chevalier 82 Conseillante 05 Kracher TBA
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: TN: Krug 162éme 98 Leflaive Chevalier 82 Conseillante 05 Kracher TBA

brigcampbell wrote: July 23rd, 2021, 6:47 pm I'm a kracher fan
The plan was for each of 3 couples to bring one wine (normally we do one per person) so we had time to appreciate each. But, of course, there were 3 dessert wines on hand. Tough choosing the Kracher given the other options.
by Greg Kramer
July 23rd, 2021, 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travelling to Europe Summer 2021 - Tips, Advice, Experiences
Replies: 245
Views: 13389

Re: Travelling to Europe Summer 2021 - Tips, Advice, Experiences

Brandon_R_Moyse wrote: July 22nd, 2021, 12:28 pm Has anyone looked into how to get a "Health Pass" if visiting France and what they need for vaccination proof upon entry?
Check out Paris by Mouth, they posted instructions.
by Greg Kramer
July 23rd, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 162éme 98 Leflaive Chevalier 82 Conseillante 05 Kracher TBA
Replies: 5
Views: 427

TN: Krug 162éme 98 Leflaive Chevalier 82 Conseillante 05 Kracher TBA

REUNITING BECAUSE WE CAN NOW - Chachama Grill Patchogue, NY (7/22/2021) Aperitif Pairing this with smoked salmon, sour cream and scallion potato pancake was a no-brainer. NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 162eme - France, Champagne Very fresh and lively. The mousse is demure but uplifting...
by Greg Kramer
July 21st, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ISO Good Cheese & Pizza in Oregon
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

ISO Good Cheese & Pizza in Oregon

Good friends moved to Hood River. They are struggling to find fine cheese and pizza in greater Portland. Reco’s appreciated.
by Greg Kramer
July 19th, 2021, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker Fun with Numbers
Replies: 59
Views: 3009

Re: Cellartracker Fun with Numbers

Ah ok. That’s using the desktop version, yes? One of my issues is that not everything is in the mobile versions. Hopefully that will change before too long. Yes, in the desktop version. I seldom use the mobile app, I'm accustomed to the desktop version to using it is faster for me. Using it to run ...
by Greg Kramer
July 14th, 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Multiple Cases Across the Country?
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Shipping Multiple Cases Across the Country?

It’s a scary proposition presently. High demand and reduced number of truckers means prices can be double what they were pre-Covid. I need to send 10 cases cross-country to a client but we decided to wait until the gouging subsides or will send in smaller quantities by FedEx come the fall. I may hav...
by Greg Kramer
July 14th, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Another Italy Thread! (Seeking Advice in Chianti)
Replies: 27
Views: 2305

Re: Another Italy Thread! (Seeking Advice in Chianti)

In Florence, we enjoyed Coquinarius so much for lunch that we returned - and we were in Florence for only 3 days. Osteria dell Enoteca is same ownership as Enoteca Pitti Gola. Fine bistecca alla Fiorentino, terrific wine list and service but somewhat redundant.
by Greg Kramer
July 8th, 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Professionally Unrated Winery (Small, Boutique, etc)
Replies: 148
Views: 10493

Re: Favorite Professionally Unrated Winery (Small, Boutique, etc)

E. Molino from La Morra. V. Innocenti from Siena. Peter, Molino was recently reviewed by Monica Larner. She bestowed very impressive scores on his 2 current Barolo offerings. So he no longer belongs on this list. I really prefer when producers in the VDLT portfolio are passed over by the major crit...
by Greg Kramer
June 21st, 2021, 6:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2881
Views: 202432

Re: New York City Restaurants

Convivium Osteria in Brooklyn (near Barclays Ctr) has been a favorite for years. Last week, I returned for the first time in at least 2 years. I was pleased to find the food at or close to the same quality. Everything remains a bit scaled down and they seemed short on servers. I did not recognize an...
by Greg Kramer
June 21st, 2021, 6:15 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 764
Views: 97474

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

First time at Convivium Osteria (close to Barclays Ctr) in at least a couple of years. In advance, quoted $25 for 1st bottle and $10 more than the last for each additional (so, $25, 35, 45, etc.). Ordered one bottle from their interesting and uncommon list. Charged $50 for the 2 bottles we opened. S...
by Greg Kramer
May 28th, 2021, 6:18 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 764
Views: 97474

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

Upland $35 - 2 bottle max. The latter they failed to reveal when I inquired when making reservation. Manager was unrelenting until the 5 of us with 6 bottles threatened to bail on his very un-full lunch service. Called his boss who waived their “corporate policy”. Spiegelau stems. Very good food.

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