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by David Cohen
October 23rd, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16475
Views: 428896

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I have been drink a heck of a lot more beer lately and its cutting in to my consumption time. 1st world problems. I live a short drive (sometimes a short uber) from Sand City Brewery in Northport on Long Island in New York. Lemme tell you they make some of the best IPA's I have every had. New Englan...
by David Cohen
July 28th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5777

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Chris D wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 10:29 am
One of two 1970 ports. Still not sure how this one was opened [scratch.gif]
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I opened it earlier in the morning using port tongs. You can YouTube to see many examples of it.
by David Cohen
July 26th, 2019, 4:30 pm
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: 161
Views: 7553

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

Will be bringing a warre 70 vintage port for the occasion and something white more than likely as well. Looking forward!!
by David Cohen
July 22nd, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3621

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

I have loved my wine journey for close to four decades now, and I have never had the desire to make wine. Making wine is farming -- my mom grew up on a farm. I know what that life is like. I have enormous respect for people who do it. I realized early on that liking wine does not mean that I would ...
by David Cohen
May 23rd, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1688

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

I spent a week in cali wine country a couple about 9 years ago. Went to a winery (very large and well known) on day 1 and they had a huge lot of wine ready to be loaded on to trucks (already boxed, on pallets and were plastic wrapped on the pallets) sitiing outside next to a building in the sun Pass...
by David Cohen
May 22nd, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 3163

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Will toss vintage port in to the ring, have had many offlines and other meals at PDH downtown and midtown. Champagne, pinot gris/grigio, sauternes also went very well with their duck.
by David Cohen
May 17th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York
Replies: 29
Views: 1135

Re: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York

welcome to the region, we should have a meet up in NYC to welcome you to the tristate area!
by David Cohen
April 18th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for Passover wines
Replies: 37
Views: 1123

Re: Recommendation for Passover wines

Anyone have suggestion for which port to use in homemade Haroset?
by David Cohen
April 3rd, 2019, 5:38 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: 161
Views: 7553

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

JoshS wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 6:16 am
After the description you gave of this event at the Vesuvio tasting, I dragged myself over here from TPF and reg'd, just to say "yes, i'd like to join this year."
Welcome Josh and accepted your invite on FB as well.
by David Cohen
April 1st, 2019, 9:06 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: 161
Views: 7553

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

I am going. Will be plus 2 more than likely ( jenga and my wife aka the designated driver) jenga is a big fan of yours after the port tasting last month.
by David Cohen
March 29th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 90
Views: 4552

Re: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without

for the cellar
wifi temp and humidity monitoring

for the bottle
unbleached cheese cloth
left handed waiters corkscrew
durand
port tongs
glass funnel
decanter
375 bottles with cork t-stoppers

for the wines
gg glasses

Disclosure - I open and drink a LOT of port
by David Cohen
March 4th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite US Chenin Blanc?
Replies: 48
Views: 2255

Re: Favorite US Chenin Blanc?

+1 for Charles and Ursula's Chenin Blanc from Paumanok. I believe its the only chenin blanc from east end and its my favorite wine made on east end. Problem is its not priced like other chenin blancs (0-30 range if I recall)
by David Cohen
February 20th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 90
Views: 4815

Re: 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please

I will bring the 2004 Hospices de Beaune. Stems, wine, thirst and appetite will all be brought [cheers.gif]
by David Cohen
February 15th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.1 - 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 90
Views: 4815

Re: 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please

narrowed my wine selection down to a few bottles. 1970 warres vp mag of 1997 sandeman vau vintage vp 2004 Hospices de Beaune premier cru cuvee Nicolas Rollin Cotes de Beaune 2004 Tignanello The Beaune is showing beautiful as of last summer, not an overpowering red which is why I thought it mat pair ...
by David Cohen
February 4th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Double decant question
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Double decant question

Personally I would have an empty 750 bottle already cleaned and dried prior to decanting. When dealing with tastings/offlines I often photograph my bottle prior to opening, another pic of the top of cork in the beck prior to removing it from the bottle and last pic of the wine in the decanter with s...
by David Cohen
December 18th, 2018, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How old are your Riedels/Do they show signs of wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: How old are your Riedels/Do they show signs of wear?

Have a bunch of Vinum and Sommelier glasses which I always treated to hand washing the next day (dot clean glass after drinking wine is a rule in my house). They started showing some age (oldest ones I have are going on 20 plus). Put them in my dishwasher for the first time (1 vinum snuck its way in...
by David Cohen
December 17th, 2018, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 1786

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

Avanti 166 bottle (also branded as wine enthusiast and another name) worked awesome when I had one and then two. I liked that doors could be hung either direction so when I got my second they opened in opposite direction which made relocating and reorganizing much easier. They are both still running...
by David Cohen
December 17th, 2018, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12529
Views: 604067

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Did well at December zauction at Zachys, picked up a bunch of lots below low estimate *made my bid, no one bid me up on a handful of auctions* 12 bottles of cdp clos du mont olivet 94 for under 400 with hammer/tax/protection fee 12 bottles Ferreira 75 for under 680 with hammer/tax/protection fee 1 b...
by David Cohen
December 14th, 2018, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You ever get free wine?
Replies: 39
Views: 1928

Re: You ever get free wine?

Probably told this story before but it has an update (12 years in the making) About 12-13 years ago I hosted a tasting for a then new winery MollyDooker . 50 or so wine lovers on 2nd floor of MAC's steakhouse on Long Island. After the tasting was done Sparky treated me and a few of my friends and fa...
by David Cohen
August 6th, 2018, 6:07 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 207
Views: 13914

Long Island

Cirellas has bring your own wine Monday nights no corkage. Really good sushi and Italian food. Perhaps a small offline can happen on a random Monday!
by David Cohen
August 1st, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC in October: any interest?
Replies: 20
Views: 1208

NYC in October: any interest?

depending on date I am interested.
by David Cohen
July 31st, 2018, 6:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4337

MacDonald Retrospective/Pay it Forward New York Offline

count me in. no MacDonald here but can bring something bubbly,something sweet or something in between.
by David Cohen
July 27th, 2018, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another "Winery Shipped My Wine Via Ground in Summer" Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3245

Another "Winery Shipped My Wine Via Ground in Summer" Thread

Clearly not a producer I would ever want to do business with.... I will wait until the situation settles out before forming any conclusions. Is there any visual way for me to tell if the wine is cooked? Who cares? Lets say it shows up looking awesome- you store in cellar for a couple years open the...
by David Cohen
July 25th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: paumanok buys palmer
Replies: 3
Views: 763

paumanok buys palmer

Big fan of their wines. Out of all the wine geeks I know if they have any representation in their cellar from long island wines its generally paumanok. If you never hear Charles tell his chenin blanc story over a bottle of wine on their deck looking over the vineyards try getting their to drink the ...
by David Cohen
May 2nd, 2018, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Transition From Smoking to Non-Smoking
Replies: 43
Views: 2609

Transition From Smoking to Non-Smoking

Ex smoker (15 years ) pack a day plus a few cigars daily. I noticed my sense of smell and taste shift/re calibrate after quitting and for a while thereafter. Expanded my wine and food likes (and dislikes) I was not dealing with the smoke/tobacco odors anymore. Still enjoy those big cabs however. For...
by David Cohen
April 16th, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Fork Wineries
Replies: 44
Views: 1361

North Fork Wineries

Another big plus 1 for Charles, Ursula, the boys and the entire staff at Paumanok. Their chenin blanc is one of the two stars for me. The other is their late harvest Riesling oddly enough. If you can have Charles or one of his boys tell you the story of the chenin blanc vnes. In my tasting group we ...
by David Cohen
March 12th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Note-taking tips for large tasting events
Replies: 62
Views: 1834

Note-taking tips for large tasting events

Skimmed through the thread and suprised no one mentioned using a blue tooth device paired with phone. I have an older ear piece bluetooth single ear device (you can buy them at about $10 usd). When at an evet I keep in one ear and when I want to take notes I open m note pad hit the microphone button...
by David Cohen
March 5th, 2018, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Experiences with sharing birth-year wines upon maturity
Replies: 45
Views: 2310

Experiences with sharing birth-year wines upon maturity

Our son was born in 2011. He loves to go into the cellar and look at his section of wines. we have had discussions about how the corks in the bottle come from the same trees that Ferdinand the Bull sits underneath and how wine is made from different varieties of grapes, etc. sure I mentioned it befo...
by David Cohen
January 26th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Celebrate Berserkers Day in Style! Join the Bubbly Wine Tasting, Jan-27-2018, NY,NY
Replies: 34
Views: 1867

Celebrate Berserkers Day in Style! Join the Bubbly Wine Tasting, Jan-27-2018, NY,NY

I will more than likely bring a 99 pol roger Blanc de Blanc. I can bring a 96 vueve la grand anne or a 40 year old bottle of vintage port instead. Any preferences ?
by David Cohen
January 22nd, 2018, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar disaster. Need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1996

Cellar disaster. Need advice

About 30 years ago I worked in the fire restoration business (at a dry cleaners cleaning repairing clothes exposed to smoke, puff back from boilers, ash from fireplaces, chemical exposure, etc). 1 buy or rent a free standing ozone machine (contact restoration cleaners to arrange for rental perhaps) ...
by David Cohen
January 19th, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 3 popular wine sites after Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 21
Views: 2011

Your top 3 popular wine sites after Wine Berserkers?

tpf theportforum
ftlop fortheloveoport
the dreaded winespectator
also visit ct, wine-searcher frequently.
by David Cohen
December 13th, 2017, 11:15 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: 4623

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

Dan Hammer wrote:
David Cohen wrote:Damn it wait listed another year :-( Does it count that I signed up for this event in last years thread?
No. Sorry. Want to go on the waitlist?
yes please
by David Cohen
December 12th, 2017, 5:34 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: 4623

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

Damn it wait listed another year :-( Does it count that I signed up for this event in last years thread?
by David Cohen
November 16th, 2017, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weird Customer Service Experience
Replies: 60
Views: 4200

Weird Customer Service Experience

I have cut people out of my life for less
+5
by David Cohen
October 31st, 2017, 5:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Celebrate Berserkers Day in Style! Join the Bubbly Wine Tasting, Jan-27-2018, NY,NY
Replies: 34
Views: 1867

Celebrate Berserkers Day in Style! Join the Bubbly Wine Tasting, Jan-27-2018, NY,NY

Please hold a spot for me. Will plan on bringing a semi well aged vintage champagne or perhaps a well aged vintage port depending on feedback from attendees.
by David Cohen
October 3rd, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Dominus Vertical
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Dominus Vertical

Sale pending
by David Cohen
October 2nd, 2017, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just wondering - does wine taste different if you don't have teeth?
Replies: 23
Views: 896

Just wondering - does wine taste different if you don't have teeth?

I am in a blind tasting wine club where the majority (7 members) are dentists/oral surgeons. They are also mostly 20 plus years my senior (65 or older). This topic came up a few years ago when one the oldest members had already lost some of his teeth and were replaced. Some issues with taste had aro...
by David Cohen
October 2nd, 2017, 5:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Dominus Vertical
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Dominus Vertical

I have a mini vertical of Dominus 6 packs in OWC from 2005-2009. I generally do not sell wine(s) nor do I have the time/desire to piecemeal it out by individual bottles, if no one wants all five cases I will either keep for consumption or entertain selling individual cases but no bottles. All have b...
by David Cohen
September 28th, 2017, 11:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 5th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - Fat Tuesday February 28, 2017.
Replies: 60
Views: 5116

5th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - Fat Tuesday February 28, 2017.

Me plus 1 for the 2018 tasting. missed out last year
by David Cohen
September 27th, 2017, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Suduiraut
Replies: 12
Views: 502

1975 Suduiraut

Tom Gutting wrote:Nice note. Had this a couple years ago, and it was a great bottle. Hugely enjoyable and sappy. Plenty of life ahead.
I was a little sappy in post 3 wasnt I? joking at your expense- my apologizes.
by David Cohen
September 27th, 2017, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Stupid Shipping Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1471

Another Stupid Shipping Question

I would ask them to send you a prepaid shipping to return the bottles regardless of condition and either return your money or reship wines in cooler weather. Personally I would not return the heat exposed wines until my new wines were in transit as I am a skeptic and generally do not have faith in a...
by David Cohen
September 26th, 2017, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I may have to throw in the towel on Coravin.
Replies: 38
Views: 4745

I may have to throw in the towel on Coravin.

Silly me! I had one one loved it had similiar problems and wound up stopping using it and then over time discarding it as it was a gift from a former girlfriend). Never thought to contact support on the matter. STUPID ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [truce.gif]
by David Cohen
September 26th, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: dp mags/price question
Replies: 23
Views: 1074

dp mags/price question

Markus S wrote:DP? hmmm...DiP$hit? Denver Police? DonotPlaceinmouth? Dumb Pucker? Only the poster knows for sure.
I guess I have a dirtier mind than others as my thought was:
Double Play (baseball)
Dynamic Programming (nerd)
Domestic Partnership (benefits and healthcare)
(adult media term)
by David Cohen
September 22nd, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Suduiraut
Replies: 12
Views: 502

1975 Suduiraut

planning on drinking next bottle in 2025 (if I can exercise enough restraint)
by David Cohen
September 22nd, 2017, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Suduiraut
Replies: 12
Views: 502

1975 Suduiraut

It was a 750ml bottle, cork held up great as I was not at my house so no durand or ah-so, a basic waiters corkscrew was used and t came out whole and with no issue. Only condition issue was a corner of the label was flapped over about a 1/4 of an inch.
by David Cohen
September 22nd, 2017, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Suduiraut
Replies: 12
Views: 502

1975 Suduiraut

Thanks for the affirmation, something I often seek out in my home-life and rarely find lol.
Not to toot my own horn but I often receive positive feedback in my professional life and rarely receive it in my personal life which sometimes leads to a high level of introspection. [thankyou.gif]
by David Cohen
September 22nd, 2017, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Suduiraut
Replies: 12
Views: 502

1975 Suduiraut

Celebrating the Jewish new year I opted to open something sweet to go with the sweet foods server throughout last nights meal. Horrible at notes but here it goes.... Was a deep amber to deep copper color with a splash of red at times. Popped and poured (no decant time) and it was showing awesome out...
by David Cohen
September 14th, 2017, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Itinerary 2.0
Replies: 46
Views: 3141

Napa Itinerary 2.0

This is a very timely thread for me as I will be in Napa early November. David I really like our idea of Olive Oil tasting - any suggestions on good places to do that? Also thinking about the balloon ride- who did you book that through? Thanks Guys! Different David but I figure I had naming rights....
by David Cohen
September 13th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Itinerary 2.0
Replies: 46
Views: 3141

Napa Itinerary 2.0

day 3 plan b perhaps lunch at the CIA around 7 miles and fifteen minutes away. Do the olive oil tasting for something a little different. Speaking of food tastings I hope you get the butter tasting while at tfl. Also ask your waiter if you can thank the chef. Either you will be escorted to the kitch...

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