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by cjsavino
July 2nd, 2019, 4:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?

Figure out how to get a vented unit installed. Recirculating units are nothing more than grease traps
by cjsavino
June 26th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8494

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

They also seemed to clarify that Granholm applied beyond producers/wineries
by cjsavino
June 26th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8494

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

This will go a long way for out of state shippers “As for the dormant Commerce Clause, the developments leading to the adoption of the Twenty-first Amendment have convinced us that the aim of §2 was not to give States a free hand to restrict the importation of alcohol for purely protectionist purpos...
by cjsavino
June 24th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla
Replies: 14
Views: 798

Re: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla

When we have leftover oven roasted potatoes, will make something similar the next day.
by cjsavino
June 20th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 1888

Re: Yearly Budget

Budget goes likes this.

Day 1, we drank a lot of champagne last night need more

January mailers hit, $$$$$

Berserker Day $$$$

Spring mailers $$$$

Summer time, need some rose’ $$

Fall mailers $$$$

Attend wine auction $$$$

Repeat following year
by cjsavino
June 19th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations

Can also use Vinopal to provide a better visual for wines and works with CT and bin locations.
by cjsavino
June 18th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 25
Views: 1415

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

George Hejna wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Some bad reviews out there. Anybody have experience ordering from them?

George
Bought several times, everything was flawless.
by cjsavino
June 18th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 25
Views: 1415

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

If I was not already fully stocked, I would add a few pieces. Got a great roaster pan last fall
by cjsavino
June 17th, 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8494

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Is today the day or do we need to wait another week
by cjsavino
June 13th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time

Hunter Fuzzell wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 3:52 pm
It wasn’t mispriced, they were just dumping wine. Miraval Magnums for $20, Banfi Brunello for $10, etc
Back up the truck.
by cjsavino
June 11th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1961

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Is grilled octopus now the new trendy food. Seems like every place I go now has this on the menu. And I do enjoy it
by cjsavino
May 28th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions
Replies: 92
Views: 4930

Re: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions

First, the entrance to the shop itself is down an alleyway in a shady area of Elizabeth. Second, it's just a takeout counter...you can't eat your pizza there. They have an arrangement with a local bar down the block and you can eat your pizza there. I seem to recall that it's actually his house and...
by cjsavino
May 27th, 2019, 12:51 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: 104
Views: 4000

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

The rear deck is taking shape. pool opened and getting warm, umbrella in place. replacement part ordered, 200,000 BTU propane burner received and tested for deep fried Cajun turkeys (I would make Belgian fries but that's a lot of duck fat), will post poll in about a month on food choices. After the...
by cjsavino
May 18th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1922
Views: 157338

Re: Steak Porn

CJ Beazley wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 6:35 am
cjsavino wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 4:58 pm
24 ounce Flannery KC Strip

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Why didn’t ya get the big one?
Grilled pineapple back there? How’s that work, do you put some kind of sauce on it?
They were potatoes, which came out very tasty
by cjsavino
May 17th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

by cjsavino
May 17th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1922
Views: 157338

Re: Steak Porn

24 ounce Flannery KC Strip
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by cjsavino
May 17th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York
Replies: 29
Views: 987

Re: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York

Some places to consider

Wine Library

Gary’s Wine & Marketplace

Grapes the Wine Company in White Plains, get on his mailing list for the best offerings.

You also have a slew of NYC wine stores
by cjsavino
May 16th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1215
Views: 65765

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

stevetimko wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Would using a Kitchenaid Mixer and its dough hook to mix the flour for pizza dough be allowed or is that too pedestrian for serious pizza makers?
I have done this, but still proof the dough overnight in the fridge.
by cjsavino
May 16th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 3055

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

I had a bad day, too. Nobody was picking up on my social signalling , my wife's McLaren got a scratch that's gonna set me back 20 grand, other people who are not me needed attention, and my wine broker said my cases of 1945 First growth's wouldn't be here until Friday. Freaking Friday! I had half a...
by cjsavino
May 6th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7046
Views: 403968

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

C Wagner wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 12:08 pm
btinloy wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 9:25 am
How long does it usually take them to ship after a Marathon?
The last marathon was on 12/13.

I received my wine on 2/21.
Needs to be quicker now with warmer temps coming fast.
by cjsavino
May 6th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Has Anyone Tried "The Meater" (Remote Thermometer)
Replies: 14
Views: 912

Re: Has Anyone Tried "The Meater" (Remote Thermometer)

Any more feedback on these, got an ad in my FB feed

https://store.meater.com/
by cjsavino
May 5th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party
Replies: 36
Views: 1176

Re: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party

For California sparkling get some Schramsberg
by cjsavino
April 25th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: what do you mean when you write "struck match" as a descriptor?
Replies: 16
Views: 704

Re: Poll: what do you mean when you write "struck match" as a descriptor?

Struck match to me is a bit Smokey but also a sulfite bite. If you have been around sodium thiosulfite or similar compounds has a very unique smell/taste.
by cjsavino
April 25th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7046
Views: 403968

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

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 9:55 am
for 09?
Yes
by cjsavino
April 25th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7046
Views: 403968

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

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 9:53 am
what was the price on cristal?
$179
by cjsavino
April 25th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 cristal to break new grounds
Replies: 25
Views: 1807

Re: 2018 cristal to break new grounds

YLee wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Scott G r u n e r wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 1:33 pm
2009 available at bountyhunterwines for 199.99. Discount of $25 with code HAPPYBDAY25
No idea of how solid this retailer is, caveat emptor.
Don't see it. Guess sold out.
Last bottle $ 179 for 2009
by cjsavino
April 20th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 46
Views: 1980

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

That is the way we should all look at our wines
by cjsavino
April 18th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux warehouse fire
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Bordeaux warehouse fire

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... deaux.html

Not sure what was stored there, but two million bottles destroyed
by cjsavino
April 17th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave question
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: EuroCave question

I did initially, but then adjusted the tracks on the shelves, either in or out
by cjsavino
April 15th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1582

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

I like the option to have FedEx deliver to Walgreens and hold it there in the air-conditioned store: https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=193211 That does work, but recently in two different shipments, the wine was dropped off, but still showed it in transit. I went to the Walgre...
by cjsavino
April 10th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 129
Views: 4677

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!

mattcitrang wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 5:47 am
My east coast order went out yesterday (4/9)

No email from UPS, Bill was kind enough to forward me the tracking info.
Nothing yet for me.
by cjsavino
April 9th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2202

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Drink some of Fuzzys vodka instead
by cjsavino
April 9th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 2178

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

The heavier and longer bottles become difficult to load into a wine fridge, this then limits capacity. Spend it on better labels or other packaging
by cjsavino
April 1st, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2681

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Flannery Fools day sales, 30% off Ca reserve strips, KC strips, and T bones
by cjsavino
March 30th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10564
Views: 350672

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2001 Karl Lawrence, regular bottling
by cjsavino
March 28th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 49
Views: 2464

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Jeremy C wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 5:19 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 4:48 pm
No. I have to do the de-styrofoaming of the bottles first. Every bottle cleaned of the little bits and pieces. My cats have a bad habit of trying to eat the bits.
Yes, those pesky bits are definitely annoying.
I use our Dyson hand held when this happens
by cjsavino
March 28th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 49
Views: 2464

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

The brown box migration is hitting the northeast now
by cjsavino
March 28th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

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

https://tools.woot.com/offers/wine-bott ... of-mount-1

If we did not already have our black lab weather vane would get this
by cjsavino
March 26th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More reasons to hate FedEx
Replies: 53
Views: 2190

Re: More reasons to hate FedEx

Recently redirected my shipment to a local Walgreens. Keep tabs on the delivery all day and no drop off. Call FedEx and they say it was loaded on the truck too late for the delivery that day, tracking shows it loaded at 7 AM. Next day no further update than the previous days loading onto the truck, ...
by cjsavino
March 26th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bulk Wine Sales
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: 2018 Bulk Wine Sales

Meh, I only buy wines of the century
by cjsavino
March 22nd, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite stemless wine glasses?
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: Your favorite stemless wine glasses?

Govino for outside/tailgating, otherwise I do not like stemless
by cjsavino
March 20th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2681

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Apologies for the slight thread drift but Mark, how do you defrost the steaks? Any "best practices"? Just move it into the fridge for 24 hours? I don't have a sous vide thingy so that's out of the question. Have some steaks in the freezer from BD10 and have a birthday coming up! TIA. Assuming it's ...
by cjsavino
March 16th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10564
Views: 350672

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2000 Chat. Figeac. Decanted 2 hours before serving, should have done 4 hours prior.
by cjsavino
March 14th, 2019, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heeee's Back - Gary V.
Replies: 32
Views: 2282

Re: Heeee's Back - Gary V.

Don’t miss the Barter tab on the winery website, buy a large volume of wine and get an audience with him
by cjsavino
March 10th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 222
Views: 22040

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

We went to Le Petite Temptation in Cranford last night for the first time. Small venue, only 16-20 seats at 5-6 tables. A fixed price menu @$55 for five courses with desert. Starter was a cauliflower purée soup with a bit of star anise, very light and a good start. Next was a chef selection of sea s...

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