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by cjsavino
October 14th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 35
Views: 1873

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Wish list in
by cjsavino
October 13th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Philly area BBQ
Replies: 2
Views: 159

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: 1453
Views: 97932

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: 2193

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: 184

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: 23422

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
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 646
Views: 34488

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
Topic: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America
Replies: 14
Views: 718

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: 612

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
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 25
Views: 797

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: 7179
Views: 437588

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 Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 1519

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
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 918

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: 1131

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: 4415

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 Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1394

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: 4415

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: 4415

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

Any idea what time today for the release
by cjsavino
September 2nd, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Scallop and sole night...searing is hard.
Replies: 7
Views: 708

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
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1275

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: 4415

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

Mine came today, chance for 2013 mags
by cjsavino
August 16th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 1378

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
Topic: National Ice Cream Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

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: 562
Views: 28744

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 Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1821

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: 9797

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: 3632

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: 701

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
Topic: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

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: 9360

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: 9360

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: 1915

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: 2035

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: 1033

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: 27
Views: 2787

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: 27
Views: 2787

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: 9360

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: 1648

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: 2131

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: 5193

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: 161
Views: 6922

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: 1977
Views: 167293

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: 33
Views: 4214

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

by cjsavino
May 17th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167293

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: 1099

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: 1220
Views: 68702

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: 3245

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: 7179
Views: 437588

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.

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