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by Brent C l a y t o n
February 21st, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 63
Views: 4548

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

Ethan Abraham wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 12:13 pm
They did recently do a bunch of large consumer and trade tastings focussed on the theise book. Coincidence?
No. They always do a Theise-focused tasting in Jan-Feb, usually more Champagne. June is the annual Germany/Austria tasting. It’s been a similar schedule for a decade or more.
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 21st, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 63
Views: 4548

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

Skurnik has not ‘always been the importer.’ IIRC Terry started in 1988 and used various regional Importers. I recall the Kronheim import label from the wines we sold in MA during the 90’s. Skurnik gradually became a bigger partner as their business grew in NY and nationally. From some conversations ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 28th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 183
Views: 9731

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

I use the Liberte for beer, particularly hazy/hoppy IPA's
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 28th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 7826

Re: Grassl Glassware

The Liberte is also great for beer in general, hoppy/hazy IPA's in particular. I gave one to a guy who owns a beer shop here in NYC and he loved it. Broke it within 2 months, but loved it. He then went out and found an inexpensive alternative with a similar shape to use for the bar.
by Brent C l a y t o n
January 11th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2353

Re: NYC: Ravenswood Library Offer 1/21

Sorry I have to bail out. Moving 2/1 and a lot to do.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 19th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Olivier Bernstein, dal Forno and Misc.
Replies: 0
Views: 249

FS: Olivier Bernstein, dal Forno and Misc.

Hi, 3bot 2014 J Davies Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mtn (one btl stained label) $80ea 4bot 2012 Olivier Bernstein Clos Vougeot $325ea 4bot 2012 dal Forno Amarone $275ea 3bot 2012 dal Forno Valpolicella $75ea 1bot 2013 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Clavoillon $175 9bot 2014 Poderi Sanguineto I & II Vino Nob...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 19th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wanted to Attend: “Tre Bicchieri” NYC 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Wanted to Attend: “Tre Bicchieri” NYC 2020

Feb 28 2020. It's a bit early to be fishing, check back after the first of the year.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 19th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 8318

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I finally settled down to give one a try while getting my oil changed Sunday. I was one of the first customers in an empty restaurant-no line, no hassles. I like it. I think the bun is ok, not the best but not terrible. Nice spice to the sauce which has a dry cayenne note. I still prefer the Wendy's...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 18th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aglianico
Replies: 72
Views: 3842

Re: Aglianico

Basilisco is the bomb. They now bottle three 'crus' as well, single vineyard sites with different soil types and vine age. The regular can be found at $30-40, the Cru's have two in the ~$50 range and the Storico is more in the $75-90 range. Also Luigi Maffini from Cilento. The Kleos is more an every...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 17th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cinderellawine.com (merged)
Replies: 427
Views: 19832

Re: Cinderellawine.com (merged)

It’s a long story, but Gary’s dad Sasha always was the owner. It’s his business, and when his son left it just seemed like a gradual decline. Not because they didn’t have good people, but there was definitely a ‘magic’ era under Gary.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 16th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys
Replies: 24
Views: 4286

Re: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Chris >>>>>> Barney
^^^This
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 15th, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys
Replies: 24
Views: 4286

Re: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys

Yeah, no deal here, but 4% back with Rakuten.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 13th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2353

Re: NYC: Ravenswood Library Offer 1/21

If I have a 90’s Ravenswood not purchased from the library offer can I still attend? 🤔
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 4th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 29
Views: 4387

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

All Clad VIP sale is back! https://homeandcooksales.com/?trk_msg=O5S9FSVA393KD26C3LV8AAH5DO&trk_contact=KQCIJ7LF5K2THNTOK2JD0R34T0&trk_sid=MHS5FI9BDHNCTC8D9FS76RI9LK&utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=SHOP+NOWpushing+it+to+FP.+I+just+bought+two+deal+positions+for+the+weekend!&utm_campaign=...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 27th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2009 DRC Richebourg
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: FS: 2009 DRC Richebourg

Bump. One bottle sold.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 25th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Help Buying Four Roses Small Batch Select
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Help Buying Four Roses Small Batch Select

NC is a control state. Can't ship liquor.

I'm in NYC, and I have plenty of options for you, if you can tell me how you want to skirt the law and have it shipped.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 24th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2009 DRC Richebourg
Replies: 2
Views: 769

FS: 2009 DRC Richebourg

Hi,

***Updated 10/27/19***

I have ONE bottle available. $2500. Buyer arranges/pays shipping, assumes risk etc. or NYC/Metro handoff in person.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 17th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Fox (PC) Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3702

Re: John Fox (PC) Update

Can he have his sentence reduced for 'good behavior?'
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 15th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 674
Views: 72649

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

We had a great dinner at Nice Matin last week. Always no corkage on Monday, and they have a great table for 8-10 that works for wine dinners. We had 2 courses and split some desserts and the food and tax was only like $60pp. We left a big tip.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 12th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter
Replies: 10
Views: 1613

Re: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter

Blanton's currently retails in NYC for $100-130 on the reg. Another one I will source if I feel the need.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 12th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter
Replies: 10
Views: 1613

Re: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter

High West Midwinter Nights Dram is ~$100 retail in NYC. I don't recall it being that good. [shrug.gif] I would rather work with undesirables from TX who can still buy various Weller bottlings off the shelf for under $40 and have them ship. That said, I have a decent strategic reserve holding so I re...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 11th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6745

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Grape Eugenics [help.gif] [help.gif] [help.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 11th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2708

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

Whatever you choose to do in terms of your opening windows, you will learn something about aging wine and what your preferences are! [cheers.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 3rd, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st All Full !!
Replies: 62
Views: 4315

Re: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st :please post wines

Monday 10/21 is Patriots at Jets, I'm surprised Jay hadn't mentioned this already.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 22nd, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 White Cottage Ranch Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: TN: 1997 White Cottage Ranch Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

This was out there on the cheap back in the day. I’m glad it held up well!
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 21st, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Puzzled by Pale Ales
Replies: 22
Views: 1812

Re: Puzzled by Pale Ales

Richard, I'd say you're about 5 years behind the curve. The hazy style has been around for at least a decade and has been really hot the last 5 years or so. It's been really big in the northeast but has spread all over the country. I am not a big Tired Hands fan and I think their sours and farmhouse...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 8th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 89
Views: 9524

Re: $3000 bottle

Can someone explain the background/relevancy of "Todd?" Todd Anderson, son of Gus & Phyllis, owner of Conn Valley Vineyards, who started his own mega-premium side project Ghost Horse about 15 years ago. Though from what I'm reading in this thread the Jancis article seems to reference the other guy,...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 8th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Wine Warehouse in NY
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Vintage Wine Warehouse in NY

I store my wine there as does Mikhail L. (The Count). I live less than 10min away so easy in/out for me. Of course they offer full services for intake and pickup/delivery in NYC. They're not the cheapest in the area but you will not be disappointed. Note: This is not a 'shop', it's the storage/logis...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 8th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 2995

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Victor,

You don't have an avocado tree in your rooftop garden?
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 28
Views: 909

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

David,

You know better, but what I've had has been pretty meh, both from Richter and other producers.

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by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 3875

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Well, if this *is* the thread, how about an update for confirmed venue, date and time?
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 28
Views: 909

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

2016 is a meh vintage. *I work for one of their distributors and sell the wine* but that said even before I worked for the distributor I always considered them one of the best values in the Mosel and the 2018's are impressive.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 4477

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

This thread has gone on way too long and is becoming and eggistential threat. [drinkers.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 22nd, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5434

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

The organized chaos is not as fun as it used to be. Fewer people and more focused themes tend to be more enjoyable.

Let’s face it, for certain individuals/groups it’s also about being with the ‘right’ people and the ‘right’ bottles.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 18th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 40
Views: 4095

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto

I just checked the Blue Jays Schedule--The Indians are in town Fri-Sun and the Red Sox follow Mon-Wed! Looks like I'll be planning my stay into the following week.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 18th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Astralis
Replies: 20
Views: 1697

Re: Astralis

It's a polarizing wine, which does seem strange considering its provenance. I've never been a fan. I've had several 90's vintages and 2001, though all when they were quite young.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 18th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 40
Views: 4095

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto

LGA<-->YYZ tix to book right now for this date are more expensive than current fare. Any tips on finding a cheap flight? Set an alert on google flight. No need to keep checking. This is interesting. I don't fly much so am not sufficiently tech savvy. But It's about a week too early to set a reminde...
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 18th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 119
Views: 6823

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

I agree. Robert Kacher would be a better bet for him as an importer to check out. Wrongo Dongo. Bobby is retired, and the 'Robert Kacher' portfolio as you know it is essentially gone. There are a few properties still hanging on with Domaine Select which carry his name and label, but most of the gre...
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 18th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 674
Views: 72649

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Booked for Sojourn Wednesday and $25 corkage confirmed.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 16th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 674
Views: 72649

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Oh snap. Just checked in to see about options similar to Sutton Inn. Sad it’s gone.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 15th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?
Replies: 21
Views: 1073

Re: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?

No love for Premier Cru? newhere
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 14th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pouring In Nantucket? (Needs a MA Distributor?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: Pouring In Nantucket? (Needs a MA Distributor?)

What Hardy said.

Can you do some sort of handshake/wink-nod deal with the venue to just pour the wine if you ship it in privately?

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