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by TGigante
September 16th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Manhattan Wine Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Manhattan Wine Storage

Juliec wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Tony and Mike, you may want to reach back and check.
Thanks Julie will do

When's the next offline??
by TGigante
September 16th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Manhattan Wine Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Manhattan Wine Storage

Mike C. wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 11:46 am
I checked earlier this year, and the facility is closed to new clients as they are at capacity.
Ugh
by TGigante
September 16th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Manhattan Wine Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Manhattan Wine Storage

Thanks Owen, Paul and Robert
I think Domaine is the other option here in North Jersey and that is a bit of a hike
I will contact Manhattan for a quote

Tony
by TGigante
September 16th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Manhattan Wine Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Manhattan Wine Storage

Anyone store at their NJ location?
Pros/Cons?
Location is convenient for me. Looking to store about 15-20 cases. Mostly long term with not a lot of in and out
by TGigante
September 12th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 582
Views: 48112

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Syrah Deux Vert - This was my last pre-lockdown wine at a friend's house on 3/14 So far during SIP: 2016 Tercero Mourvèdre Rosé 2014 Zepaltas Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2013 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Berserkers' Cuvée (not a Berserker Day purchase) 2014 Liche...
by TGigante
September 1st, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 233
Views: 25133

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Picked up this one yesterday. Don’t know much about rum other than what they put in Tiki cocktails

Going to try it in a few different things
Any suggestions?
by TGigante
August 29th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London Wine Club / Survey
Replies: 44
Views: 1679

Re: London Wine Club / Survey

Jonathan There is a value proposition in there somewhere. Keep hammering out the details and you can come up with a successful offering. I would rank the virtues to your target audience and price accordingly. To me the rank is as follows: 1) Having a wine locker at a restaurant I plan on frequenting...
by TGigante
August 11th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 50966

Re: The Cocktail Thread

COCKTAIL CHRONICLES: THE "MIDORI" SOUR aka Japanese Slipper Time to move on. I was intrigued by the idea of a Midori sour but Midori liquor is impossible to get here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Therefore, I did a lot of research and came up with the original creation below. "MIDORI" SOUR aka Japan...
by TGigante
August 11th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 222145

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

neener Good to know how a non-existent or non-delivered wine would taste. Victor, I'm gonna cut you off hard at the pass. I spent a couple of weeks unpacking 6-7 pallets of MI wine and putting the bottles into shippers for existing orders. The tendonitis I developed in one elbow was evidence enough...
by TGigante
August 10th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best hot dogs?
Replies: 60
Views: 3055

Re: best hot dogs?

Gil Bauer wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 2:15 pm
I like these:

https://www.piast.com/products/frankfurter

A pork/veal blend with natural casing from a Polish butcher in NJ.
Love their rye bread
Never tried their dogs
Will have to do a side by side with my fave
Swiss Pork Store
Fair Lawn, NJ
by TGigante
August 4th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 50966

Re: The Cocktail Thread

COCKTAIL CHRONICLES: ENTRE LAS SABANAS (Spanish variation of Between the Sheets) My next cocktail is a remake of a classic done with a trio of twists to it. Below is the variation I did on the Between the Sheets which I have renamed into the Spanish Entre las Sabanas: ENTRE LAS SABANAS Spirits: 1 P...
by TGigante
August 3rd, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 50966

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Interesting, as I’m used to seeing this cocktail as a “White Linen,” albeit with slightly different proportions. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019071-white-linen I found the White Linen as well, it seems to be the same except for 1.5 parts instead of 2 parts Gin and using fresh lime juice in...
by TGigante
July 18th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4469
Views: 256595

Re: de Negoce offer

I realize it’s only five bucks, but who charges to hold Wine when you order in the middle of the summer? Seems like it would be so much easier to warehouse them and ship them all out at once in the fall rather than sort through all these possible shipping windows across the whole country? Some peop...
by TGigante
July 8th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 2121

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

1-MSD
2-Gevrey
3- Tie - Vosne & Volnay
5- Chambolle
by TGigante
June 27th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy bitten
Replies: 29
Views: 2005

Re: Burgundy bitten

Go buy the 5 pack that Marcus offered of the Goodfellow Heritage Pinot Noir (from Oregon) for.. something like $55 per bottle shipped. it's delish.. and similar to burg ( whether or not he intended it to be ). Or just take a new mortgage on the house and enjoy the ride.. Your post is very appreciat...
by TGigante
June 24th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3316

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

I use the Raticator - https://www.raticator.com/ The success rate of this thing is just stupid good and there is no messy clean up (I've placed a motion detecting Blink camera to see the results). The trap is infra-red triggered so it's essentially sleeping most of the time, making it super efficie...
by TGigante
June 24th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1645
Views: 88175

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Rich Salsano wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 4:09 am
Swordfish puttanesca over angel hair pasta.
WOW
I so want to make this
Please post recipe Rich
by TGigante
June 22nd, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2246

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

Wait, wine illiteracy is how most of us started in this hobby. neener Guilty as charged At the time I thought wine coolers contained real wine Wine spritzers were a good thing (probably still are if you use some Paul Maison “Chablis” ( which to me at the time was the same as anything else labeled C...
by TGigante
June 22nd, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2246

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

............... First rule of fine wine: never, under any circumstances, waste in on those who are *wine illiterate,...... Wait, wine illiteracy is how most of us started in this hobby. neener Guilty as charged At the time I thought wine coolers contained real wine Wine spritzers were a good thing ...
by TGigante
June 15th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2329
Views: 199066

Re: Steak Porn

[pwn.gif] Can you souis vide above medium? What is max temperature it can be brought to in the water before grilling? You can sous vide to any temp you like (max on my Joules is 208°F, I've gone as high as 203°F, but not for steak!). There may actually be an advantage, if someone is insisting on a h...
by TGigante
June 13th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?
Replies: 29
Views: 835

Re: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?

Queued up
2012 Schramsberg Brut Rose
2017 Keller Estate Rose of Pinot Noir
by TGigante
June 12th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 5:03 pm
I'm drinking some riesling.
Anyone drinking red?
by TGigante
June 12th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 111
Views: 6414

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

I'm partial to the Peter Martin Ray and Trout Gulch (both local SCM sites near my house) but I need to try the Zephyr. Let's talk QPR for a second because I love Ceritas and Rhys but not in the QPR Champion Realm: Best QPR Chardonnay in America: Cameron Dundee Hills < $20 Goodfellow RR, Dundee Hill...
by TGigante
June 12th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday

What are we drinking?
Have to pull something
by TGigante
June 9th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1844

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

So one more question...I currently have two blue rhino tanks that I swap out as needed at HD. Can I take those tanks to a refill place, or do I have to buy a tank from the refill place? no problem with refilling ANY tank as long as it is within the 12 years from the date on the tank I recall paying...
by TGigante
June 7th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2329
Views: 199066

Re: Steak Porn

Thanks Steve
by TGigante
June 7th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2329
Views: 199066

Re: Steak Porn

Can you souis vide above medium? What is max temperature it can be brought to in the water before grilling?
by TGigante
June 5th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 391414

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Has anybody picked up their Barolo Mystery wines from April 10th? Not sure when they were delivered, I'm just curious... Covalli, which got a 92 JS. I can't find tasting notes, and the asking price is ~$25. At roughly $19 from Garagiste, probably a pass if not purchased blind. I hope not a fin toss...
by TGigante
June 5th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1844

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

I would love to hear elaboration on this. I have done both ways and noticed zero diff, but I may just not have paid attention Recently went to a local propane refill rather than the exchange, definitely a heavier fill. I had three tanks to fill and he said I was getting the equivalent of four of th...
by TGigante
May 29th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2912

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Are you interested in wines or money laundering operations?

If wines, you might try some of the quarterback wines- Passing Time, Doubleback. Much more about wine if you are into that.
Anyone tried Vermeil?
Or changing sports, Yao?
by TGigante
May 29th, 2020, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2912

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

Kelly
Wine from the state of Virginia is another topic that was discussed on another thread on this forum.

A number of folks think that these wines in general pale to fine wines made in other regions of the US. Trump and other producers may be challenged from the start by the terroir
by TGigante
May 24th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1907

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Can anyone reroute or do you have to sign up for My UPS to do it? in my experience Not all packages can be rerouted by the recipient. The sender has to enable it. For example Ridge shipments can’t be rerouted by the receipient. Yep. It’s not as receiver friendly as Fedex. Also most of the time UPS ...
by TGigante
May 24th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry high acid white recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 1205

Re: Dry high acid white recommendations?

Tinah
Albarino could scratch your itch
I popped a Crawford Family yesterday and it had a nice brazen acidity to it

Currently a 6 pack special @ $20 per
by TGigante
May 24th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1907

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Thanks Michael, David
Looks like my Patty Green shipment just docked today here in NJ at my local distribution center

Will let it ride for delivery. I have had zero problems with UPS deliveries

FedEx I usually route to Walgreens
by TGigante
May 24th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1907

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

I switched all wine deliveries from my business to my house due to my impending retirement. So the first time we sat around on a Friday (didn’t want to miss it and have it sit in a hot truck over the weekend) waiting for the delivery guy felt like we were watching paint dry. Then I discovered the “...
by TGigante
May 22nd, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4321

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 4:37 pm
How funny, I just put a hanger in the fridge to thaw for cooking tomorrow!
+2
by TGigante
May 22nd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 391414

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Vince L. wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 1:07 pm
When do they reveal what their Mystery Wine is? After you've been allocated, or literally when it arrives at your doorstep?
Garagiste never reveals the name. You find out when you open the box. Or someone who is local and picks up in Seattle mighty post here 1st
by TGigante
May 19th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 582
Views: 48112

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Andrew K. wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Dave McIsaac wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Michael gave a nice write-up about this in the Quarantine thread for Franny
Well, I saw the critic comments and ratings but they weren't in line with my palate so I wondered what the actually hierarchy was.
All 3 are the same price point
by TGigante
May 17th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1645
Views: 88175

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Braised Oxtails
by TGigante
May 17th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1645
Views: 88175

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Rich Salsano wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Made some loaded entree salads the past two days. One with Flannery dry aged NY strip. The other with Nueskes bacon and soft boiled egg. Both delicious.
Very nice
Tell us about the wine pairings, Rich
by TGigante
May 16th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 50966

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Robert Pollard-Smith wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Ohhh, sounds good, Sir!
Trying to find uses for the vermouth as it has a short shelf life

A Martinez next
by TGigante
May 16th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 50966

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Have a bit of blended whisky to use up, and was looking for simple cocktails utilizing ingredients on hand . I ran across Blood and Sand, which is— 3/4 ounce Scotch whisky 3/4 ounce cherry brandy 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth 3/4 ounce orange juice Orange peel for garnish Stirred with ice, strained into...
by TGigante
May 16th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 582
Views: 48112

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Syrah Deux Vert - This was my last pre-lockdown wine at a friend's house on 3/14 So far during SIP: 2016 Tercero Mourvèdre Rosé 2014 Zepaltas Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2013 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Berserkers' Cuvée (not a Berserker Day purchase) 2014 Liche...
by TGigante
May 16th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy
Replies: 17
Views: 1562

Re: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy

TGigante wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 5:31 am
Tuning in now to see if I can catch it
Coming up now after commercials
by TGigante
May 16th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy
Replies: 17
Views: 1562

Re: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy

Tuning in now to see if I can catch it
by TGigante
May 14th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33402

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Just cooked some Flannery dry aged ribeyes. Pan sear and oven finish. Threw on a rub of minced garlic and rosemary and some salt/black pepper about 4 hours before cooking. This was delicious. The intensity of the meat flavor and balance of the rosemary with the nutty/mushroom aged flavors from the ...
by TGigante
May 14th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 9388

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

Anybody have any insight on this? Bruce, there was mention in one of the articles posted that part of their contract to sell to Constellation is coming to an end. I think it mentioned 2020. Might have been in the To Kalon thread Gotcha , thanks . If it is 2020 that’s still 3 years to release before...
by TGigante
May 14th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 9388

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

not confirmed info: but from what I have heard they are in the process of taking back some of their contracts to put those grapes into future production so they will be increasing total bottles over the next few vintages - for anyone who is waiting Anybody have any insight on this? Bruce, there was...
by TGigante
May 13th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 9388

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

Bdklein wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 12:42 pm
February 13 2016 and no soup for me (yet)
I'm in on 9/25/15 and still in the soup line with you. Hopefully we both get in this year

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