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Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 5:30 am
by Mike Reff
It has been way too long since I have organized an event. How about New York's backyard. After tax season though.. perhaps end of April, any interest?

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Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 4:43 pm
by Dan Hammer
Sure. Count me in.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 20th, 2019, 3:09 am
by Jonathan Sirot
I am very interested and would make the trek as I know many of the New York gang and always enjoy their wines and company. Do you have any theme in mind ? I would prefer a dual theme of Champagne/ and Old World wines. Since Ridge MB, Corison, Dunn, Mayacamus, and Montelena are pretty classic, I think they would fit too. Just a suggestion, am flexible. I have been drinking Cali Cabs for 25 years and have tried most including most of the cults, including Screagle. I still enjoy them Now my palate is veering fast towards old world burgs, Bordeaux, Riesling and esp Champagne. Anyone like the idea ?

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 20th, 2019, 5:43 am
by Mike Reff
I like the idea.. you and Hammer are on the same page with respect to Cali Cabs... although it has been a while since I have tasted with him and his palate might have changed.

I am also going to suggest tasting blind... so we can some fun..

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 20th, 2019, 9:56 am
by Hugh S
INTERESTED!! [cheers.gif]

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 20th, 2019, 9:57 am
by Hugh S
Jonathan Sirot wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 3:09 am
I am very interested and would make the trek as I know many of the New York gang and always enjoy their wines and company. Do you have any theme in mind ? I would prefer a dual theme of Champagne/ and Old World wines. Since Ridge MB, Corison, Dunn, Mayacamus, and Montelena are pretty classic, I think they would fit too. Just a suggestion, am flexible. I have been drinking Cali Cabs for 25 years and have tried most including most of the cults, including Screagle. I still enjoy them Now my palate is veering fast towards old world burgs, Bordeaux, Riesling and esp Champagne. Anyone like the idea ?
Never heard "Screagle" before LOL

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 20th, 2019, 10:26 am
by J a y H a c k
My wife and I would probably both be interested, depending on date and location and all that stuff. We have a few older Cali cabs, like a 1982 Laurel Glenn that was supposedly ex chateau about 5 years ago from Posner and a 1999 Pahlmeyer Proprietary red. I also bought a bunch of inexpensive ones about 18 years ago to see how they would age that might be fun to open, like Kunde and Gallo Barrelli Creek and Montelena Calistoga Cuvee, just to see what happened to them. Post-2000 vintage, I have lots including a bunch of cults.

Older Bordeaux, I have 1989 Meyney, 1982 Pape Clement, 1999 Certain de May and a few others.

I could also bring a Saxum to make Hammer happy.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 20th, 2019, 10:27 am
by J a y H a c k
Hugh S wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 9:57 am
. . .
Never heard "Screagle" before LOL
Civilian. You land a helicopter on their front lawn.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 20th, 2019, 11:09 am
by Dan Hammer
Mike Reff wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 5:43 am
I like the idea.. you and Hammer are on the same page with respect to Cali Cabs... although it has been a while since I have tasted with him and his palate might have changed.

I am also going to suggest tasting blind... so we can some fun..
Ah NO. Hammer doesn't do change well. Most of my cellar is California Cabernet 2007 - present. I own some board darlings under and over $100, many of which will make Jay happy, and Mark Golodetz unhappy. neener

I do have a few Champers just in case.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 20th, 2019, 11:50 am
by Jonathan Sirot
Dan Hammer wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 11:09 am
Mike Reff wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 5:43 am
I like the idea.. you and Hammer are on the same page with respect to Cali Cabs... although it has been a while since I have tasted with him and his palate might have changed.

I am also going to suggest tasting blind... so we can some fun..
Ah NO. Hammer doesn't do change well. Most of my cellar is California Cabernet 2007 - present. I own some board darlings under and over $100, many of which will make Jay happy, and Mark Golodetz unhappy. neener

I do have a few Champers just in case.
Yup Dan I kinda suspected you were new world buy but I am totally all over the map. Of course I love Becklyn like you do but I adore 89 Pichon Baron more. Do yourself a favor dont ever try a totally mature Bordeaux from a great vintage, it might lead to your financial demise like it did to me ! [wow.gif]

Bring a new world if you wish, or better yet bring a Champagne champagne.gif

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 20th, 2019, 12:00 pm
by Jonathan Sirot
J a y H a c k wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 10:27 am
Hugh S wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 9:57 am
. . .
Never heard "Screagle" before LOL
Civilian. You land a helicopter on their front lawn.
Would be awesome if they let you, but last time i asked they told my Pilot to land across the street. We were exhausted after the 200 foot walk to the gate. I think though they would make an exception for Jeff OR MacKenzie ! [snort.gif]

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 25th, 2019, 6:29 pm
by Thomas Rippe
Mr. Reff, Interested.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 29th, 2019, 8:10 pm
by Mike Reff
Mr Rippe, you would haul it up north off the island of Manhattan? Now this gets very interesting...

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 30th, 2019, 3:55 am
by JC J o u a s
I too would be interested and my level of interest would vary based on the wine theme which I am pretty flexible with, the venue as well as the date.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 30th, 2019, 5:31 am
by Ross W
Mike... good to see your name again.. hope you’re well.

Depending on time and place, I’d love to join

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: March 30th, 2019, 2:27 pm
by Bengera A
I would be interested too.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 6th, 2019, 8:03 pm
by Thomas Rippe
Mike Reff, at this point in my life I can't walk more than a block or two so alot depends on the details of the event. Date? (I can only do Sat, Sun, Wed) Sucks. Oh and BTW, can you pick me up at train station? [worship.gif] I have plenty of old wine and am starved for wine tastings. I haven't come across but one in the past year or so. Sorry I'm so restricted, let's see what everyone wants to do.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 8th, 2019, 7:53 am
by Mike Reff
I would pick you up from the train station, no problem. Let me get though the next week or so, and then I will throw out some dates.

Thanks

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 6:14 am
by Mike Reff
Please PM me with some restaurant suggestions that have a non existent or very low corkage.

Thanks

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 7:33 am
by Dan Hammer

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 8:18 am
by J a y H a c k
Dan Hammer wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 7:33 am
This may help... viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23060
This is old data on some of the restaurants. X2O is expensive but a great restaurant and only a 22 minute train ride from Grand Central. I do not know what they would do for corkage for a group, but they charged us ZERO for my son's wedding luncheon and it was the best bargain in history. Morton's has moved and I have eaten at the new location but I don't really know the people there. I don't know a lot of restaurant people in Westchester. When I'm in Westchester, I tend to eat at home. The wine cellar there is more extensive and hand picked by an expert.

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Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 8:23 am
by Mike Reff
Yes, that list is quite outdated.. Time for Hammer to update a new one.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
by Dan Hammer
Mike Reff wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 8:23 am
Yes, that list is quite outdated.. Time for Hammer to update a new one.
It's not for me to update the Westchester list. I don't have access to the edit function. [wink.gif]

It's my understanding that the person that posts an offline also suggests the restaurant. [cheers.gif]

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 2:03 pm
by Jorge Henriquez
Harper’s in Dobbs Ferry has zero corkage on Wednesdays and a phenomenal menu.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 11th, 2019, 9:04 am
by Mike Reff
Jorge Henriquez wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Harper’s in Dobbs Ferry has zero corkage on Wednesdays and a phenomenal menu.
Thanks Jorge

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 11th, 2019, 9:04 am
by Mike Reff
Dan Hammer wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
Mike Reff wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 8:23 am
Yes, that list is quite outdated.. Time for Hammer to update a new one.
It's not for me to update the Westchester list. I don't have access to the edit function. [wink.gif]

It's my understanding that the person that posts an offline also suggests the restaurant. [cheers.gif]

True, it has been a while since I arranged one, probably why I am a tad rusty champagne.gif

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 11th, 2019, 10:07 am
by Jorge Henriquez
Sure thing Mike. If it goes down at Harpers, I might attend.....seeing as I live right above. [wink.gif]

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 12th, 2019, 7:52 am
by Mike Reff
Jorge Henriquez wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 10:07 am
Sure thing Mike. If it goes down at Harpers, I might attend.....seeing as I live right above. [wink.gif]
Wednesdays do not work for me, since I have my son, any chance that you can inquire if they would do another night? Or if you know someone I can inquire.

Monday or Tuesday?

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 12th, 2019, 8:15 pm
by Jorge Henriquez
Mike, they quoted $25 on Mondays & Tuesdays. But GM, Justin Montgomery said to give him a call and tell him I sent you and he will work something out with you.

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 15th, 2019, 4:57 am
by Ian Dorin
Any date thrown out yet? I'd be interested since I work in the area :)

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 15th, 2019, 8:04 am
by Mike Reff
Working on that now Ian..

Re: Westchester Co NY

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 1:07 pm
by Ross W
Mike..if you need a place for the dinner, I can get you a few ideas...shoot me an e-mail or PM if you want.