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by cjsavino
November 4th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8294

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Pobega’d a rib steak on Friday when my delivery arrived for dinner.
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by cjsavino
October 31st, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GaryVee Wine Club
Replies: 81
Views: 8700

Re: GaryVee Wine Club

mattcitrang wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 11:36 am
Wine Text is their choice for their sales now.
Also cellar text, for higher end stuff. I stopped buying wines blind.
by cjsavino
October 30th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: code 38 waiters corkscrew
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: code 38 waiters corkscrew

Buy a Durand instead
by cjsavino
October 30th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 51
Views: 3045

Re: '16 MacD ship date

Shouldn't be long until one hits the auction circuit. I wonder what the "Hammer" will be? Well a single bottle of 2015 just went for $320 plus fees and taxes on a Zachys auction. That's a steal. Anyone flipping these wines hasn't actually tried them, or has a terrible palate. Add 24% for buyers pre...
by cjsavino
October 30th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 51
Views: 3045

Re: '16 MacD ship date

David Baum wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 10:49 am
Shouldn't be long until one hits the auction circuit. I wonder what the "Hammer" will be?
Well a single bottle of 2015 just went for $320 plus fees and taxes on a Zachys auction.
by cjsavino
October 25th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Louisville Restaurants
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Louisville Restaurants

http://doccrows.com/

Had a good meal here, good bourbon selection too
by cjsavino
October 22nd, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 105
Views: 5053

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Got two Pinot, look forward to those
by cjsavino
October 20th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10912
Views: 397409

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2001 Lagier Meredith Syrah, showing quite nicely for the age
by cjsavino
October 19th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave source?
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Eurocave source?

Wine enthusiast
by cjsavino
October 18th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 52
Views: 4893

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

Mike Reff wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 6:43 am
Is this starting to ship?
I checked the other day and NY shipping next week.
by cjsavino
October 14th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 105
Views: 5053

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Wish list in
by cjsavino
October 13th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Philly area BBQ
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Philly area BBQ

Will keep this in mind next time we are down there
by cjsavino
October 9th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1457
Views: 98693

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Searching through the bottom of the eurocave and found a 2012 Dry Creek Zinfandel to have tonight.
by cjsavino
October 7th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2281

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

Domestic bubbles go with a Schramsberg
by cjsavino
October 6th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Looking suggestion on Carpet Cleaner Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Looking suggestion on Carpet Cleaner Machine

Maybe carpet berserkers is a better place to ask this question
by cjsavino
October 5th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 228
Views: 23676

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

Had dinner at Fascino last month, very nice
by cjsavino
October 2nd, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35337

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Was in Chicago last week for a conference. Met up with my nephew and had a very good meal at Gather. He picked it, since it is up the street from his apartment. Nice wine list too.
by cjsavino
September 30th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America

Saw a tweet from James Beard about this organization out of Naples and their Top 50 Pizzeria's in North America. Razza in NJ takes the top spot for North America. It makes for some good reading and debate. Looks like I have a lot of places I need to check out. Calling Mike P.... https://www.50toppi...
by cjsavino
September 30th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine fridge move
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Wine fridge move

Couple years ago moved 600+ bottles from our old house to where we are now, about 6 cases at a time over several weeks. To this day I still count the number of steps into our basement, since I could not easily see over the box for the last step.
by cjsavino
September 16th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 25
Views: 1052

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

When I was 14-15, dad worked and mom had passed a few years before this, so regularly started dinners. The days of shake and bake pork chops, cook till shoe leather then serve.
by cjsavino
September 11th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441126

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

Solid deal on this one

Castellare I Sodi San Niccolo Toscana 2014 @$49
by cjsavino
September 9th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 1815

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

Rajesh P a r i k h wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 8:41 pm
When I was traveling for work I’d always bring a binder clip to clip together curtains that left a sliver of light through.
I would use one of the pants hangers in the closet to solve this.
by cjsavino
September 9th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 1181

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

Caponata, heats well and can be served by itself or over other stuff
by cjsavino
September 6th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting outside vs inside?!
Replies: 30
Views: 1156

Re: Decanting outside vs inside?!

Bottle variations
by cjsavino
September 4th, 2019, 3:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 61
Views: 4481

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

Robert M yers wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 10:22 pm
Damn, got tied up at work and couldn’t get in to get any Magnums. I really don’t drink many Mags of still wine but we can make it work with bubbles. What was the cost?
$160 for the mag
by cjsavino
September 3rd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1726

Re: Newark Airport

Hey, at least it is not the Kansas City airport
by cjsavino
September 3rd, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 61
Views: 4481

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

Open now, bought one three pack and a mag of BdB and BdN
by cjsavino
September 3rd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 61
Views: 4481

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

Any idea what time today for the release
by cjsavino
September 2nd, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scallop and sole night...searing is hard.
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Scallop and sole night...searing is hard.

Scallops I always have them on a paper towel before cooking, try to get as much moisture out before searing
by cjsavino
August 31st, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1523

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

We opted for 30” double wall ovens, great for access and avoids the bending over to look in. We skipped the warming drawer, both ovens and be set to a warm function, 180-200 deg typically is what I use. We have a 36” wide cooktop and a long shallow drawer just below, great for cooking utensils, foll...
by cjsavino
August 28th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 61
Views: 4481

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

Mine came today, chance for 2013 mags
by cjsavino
August 16th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 1606

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

Classic fried chicken, can pair with all the champagne I stashed away
by cjsavino
August 14th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: National Ice Cream Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: National Ice Cream Day

Yes they are real

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by cjsavino
August 7th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 593
Views: 30061

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Alright Berserkers, I have a solution for your cellar inventory reduction plan. I work with a charity www.waterforpeople.org that helps to provide safe drinking water in less fortunate areas of the world. Our local chapter has an annual Turning Wine into Water dinner with a silent auction. If you ha...
by cjsavino
August 7th, 2019, 4:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 2143

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

If you like that area, take the ferry and spend time in Cape May, some great dining and byo
by cjsavino
July 22nd, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9884

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Very sad to hear of his passing, we will miss him.
by cjsavino
July 20th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3649

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Bottle glass color?
by cjsavino
July 19th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

James Billy wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 4:20 am
Re: wireless tags. Do you just connect it to your home WiFi and it's good to go or is it more complex than that?
That and download the app
by cjsavino
July 2nd, 2019, 4:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?
Replies: 11
Views: 1828

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: 174
Views: 9393

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: 174
Views: 9393

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla
Replies: 14
Views: 2138

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: 2049

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: 1036

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 29
Views: 3272

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 29
Views: 3272

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: 174
Views: 9393

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: 1655

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: 2138

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

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