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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: 11
Views: 308

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: 6967
Views: 392169

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: 6967
Views: 392169

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: 1516

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: 1742

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: 669

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: 432

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: 1450

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 14th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 508
Views: 34395

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

There's a 'Joseph Simon' spamming Facebook now, cursing all things WB and praising all things Saint Cloud... Link, please..? I don't participate in Fakebook, but my wife does. I'd be curious to read the posts. Lots of Joseph Simons on there. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100033322311408
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: 128
Views: 3340

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: 2088

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: 1932

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: 57
Views: 1878

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: 10378
Views: 336178

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: 42
Views: 1847

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: 42
Views: 1847

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: 3389

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: 1967

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: 1172

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: 800

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: 57
Views: 1878

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: 10378
Views: 336178

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: 2099

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: 219
Views: 20987

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...
by cjsavino
March 10th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 164
Views: 4505

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

c fu wrote:
March 9th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Stephen Faulkner wrote:
March 9th, 2019, 3:51 am
I emailed Ashley and got a quick response they are shipping next week. Have been waiting for better shipping weather.
What email is that? I emailed their general email to no response
gourmetsofspain@gmail.com

Got my shipment last week.
by cjsavino
March 7th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?
Replies: 21
Views: 728

Re: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?

Calabria Pork Store, Arthur Avenue, Bronx
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by cjsavino
March 3rd, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1384
Views: 86559

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2016 Montafi Zinfandel
by cjsavino
February 27th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How would you guys manage a four person tasting
Replies: 14
Views: 542

Re: How would you guys manage a four person tasting

You do not need to finish the bottles. No shame in taking leftovers home for the next day
by cjsavino
February 27th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar recommendation - EuroCave FranceCave (Wine Enthusiast) vs EuroCave Artevino III (Costco)
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Cellar recommendation - EuroCave FranceCave (Wine Enthusiast) vs EuroCave Artevino III (Costco)

I have both eurocave units and the Artevino. Main difference I see is the shelving in the Artevino are a less expensive design and do not use the rolling shelf design. The side walls are also a bit thinner, less insulation I guess. I use wireless tag units in both to monitor temperature and humidity...
by cjsavino
February 23rd, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Premiere Napa Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: 2019 Premiere Napa Valley

Berserker Jean Edwards Wines had a lot in the auction
by cjsavino
February 22nd, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on used Vinotheque wine cabinet purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Advice on used Vinotheque wine cabinet purchase

12 years in, start to worry about the compressor/cooling and then all you have is a storage cabinet. Start low on your offer, can increase later
by cjsavino
February 19th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?

Bdklein wrote:
February 19th, 2019, 1:04 am
cjsavino wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 11:32 am
When I have purchased, I provided a shipping label. Makes it easier if I have a claim
From retailers or individuals?
Individuals, if we are talking about commerce corner
by cjsavino
February 18th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?

When I have purchased, I provided a shipping label. Makes it easier if I have a claim
by cjsavino
February 13th, 2019, 4:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Attn NYC residents
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Attn NYC residents

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by cjsavino
February 10th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1725

Re: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!

Eric LeVine wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Correct. We have not implemented this in mobile yet.

The "lack of offer" issue was fixed yesterday.
Site is down this morning
by cjsavino
February 10th, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 3552

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

Robert M yers wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 8:38 pm
DanielP wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 5:17 pm
That was a perfect way to deal with that mistake, imo, David. Good for them.
I want to know more about the table that got served the 82 HB! [wow.gif]
They still can’t figure out why no other bottle Sutter Home has ever tasted so good.
with ice cubes
by cjsavino
February 2nd, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Elusive Chicken Breast
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: The Elusive Chicken Breast

We will use the bone in split chicken breasts.

Salt and pepper all sides, also use dried Italian seasonings on all sides.

Roast at 400 deg.on a wire rack above a pan.

Cook to 155, about 1 hour

Rest and remove the meat from the bone to serve
by cjsavino
January 31st, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 164
Views: 4505

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

What do all of you use the olive oil for? I usually go through about one bottle of good olive oil a year (as opposed for stuff used for sauteeing) so I'm having trouble figuring out what to do with 6 other than to use as gifts. Will use it for dressings and finishing cooked veggies. Summer time wil...
by cjsavino
January 27th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 164
Views: 4505

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Just opened a bottle of the ‘16 olive oil still fresh. Keep bottles in a cool basement closet
by cjsavino
January 27th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 13845

Re: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master/FAQ Thread - ALL OFFERS ARE POSTED!!!

Jason T wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 11:14 am
I still don’t have access to the Auction forum. Should I? I’m GCC...
Not posted yet.
by cjsavino
January 27th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 4387

Re: Flannery Beef!

Had Flannery at PRESS multiple times, but super excited to get it going at home! I’m for 5 NY steaks, with a second order planned for Filets during their Valentine’s sale :) Good choices. And you know what looks like a heart, a porterhouse steak, would be a great addition to that sale, hint hint.
by cjsavino
January 27th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 568
Views: 33471

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Does Schramsberg BdB count, cause we had it last night
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by cjsavino
January 26th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10378
Views: 336178

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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by cjsavino
January 26th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 75
Views: 2777

Re: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS - ROULETTE - SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

Having the 2012 74-41 tonight, just a delicious wine. For those that have not tried the JEC wines, try them all. These will age nicely.
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