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by Brent C l a y t o n
July 6th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 51
Views: 2610

Re: California Cult

Abreu and Araujo-era Eisele wines are worth the tariff.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 6th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 51
Views: 2610

Re: California Cult

macdonald does not belong in that grouping Nor Piper. I am not sure who else is on the cult list in order to discuss further. Spottswoode is great, is it a cult wine? I wouldn't call it a cult wine. While some of these 'cult' wineries now have a track record going on 30 years, I wouldn't classify a...
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 6th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 51
Views: 2610

Re: California Cult

They all suck don't waste your money.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 6th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1865 Lafite
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: 1865 Lafite

Did Maureen Downey check it?
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 3rd, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Searcher Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Wine Searcher Pricing

🤔
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 24th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1366

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

I have not been to the lower levels but I assume they use the same heavy duty industrial racking that they have installed on the main floor.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 24th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1366

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

You would have to drop a bomb on VWW to even have a chance of your collection being impacted. It's a former supermarket warehouse. Reinforced concrete. Of course they have temp control but it stays naturally cool most of the year. The only scenario as Michael probably described to you is accidental ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 22nd, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Fougas Maldoror, Côtes de Bourg
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: TN: 1998 Fougas Maldoror, Côtes de Bourg

If you bought this on futures it was something like $8. A friend who had bought some 2000 told me he opened one a couple years ago and it was falling apart. Nice to hear a positive note.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 22nd, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC somewhere on the street?
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: NYC somewhere on the street?

Agreed that consuming outside is no issue right now. In the same sense, you are a special kind of *sshole if you BYO at a restaurant that serves alcohol. Just get take out. Don’t monopolize one of the few tables they have if you’re not going to buy booze too. These people are hurting. At least get a...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 22nd, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18965

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

JBucholz wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 7:37 am
It saddens me that politics has become such a team sport. It’s not enough any more to simply root for your team. You also have to actively declare your hatred for your rival.
I guess you are not a Yankees or Red Sox fan. [cheers.gif] champagne.gif
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 16th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 10 H. Boillot Clos de la Mouchere
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: TN: 10 H. Boillot Clos de la Mouchere

Bummer. I saw the title and thought you had 10 different vintages to discuss.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 16th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 104
Views: 4769

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

John Morris wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Dave Ramey’s Hyde (and other single-vineyards) deserve more notice.
David's Chardonnays are truly built like White Burgundy. They take a few years to come around and aren't necessarily as enjoyable out of the gate IMHO. I think that's why people don't talk about them as much. They need time.
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 31st, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443001

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

The pandemic has been fantastic for beer buying. I love being able to order online and pick up, no more lines!
I hit the OH release for Spacey Bits a few weeks ago, and I dropped by to chat with Eric Guido this Thursday and trade some wine. He is down the block from Finback in Glendale (Queens) NY.
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 26th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Relatively low RP rating but wine drops your jaws
Replies: 42
Views: 2256

Re: Relatively low RP rating but wine drops your jaws

I would much prefer to spend my time drinking wine than parsing 4 point differences between a critic's score and the score of some random dude on the internet.
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 26th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has Anyone Made Mozzarella?
Replies: 34
Views: 1467

Re: Has Anyone Made Mozzarella?

Relatively good access to fresh made mutz and lack of patience also puts me in the "wouldn't make my own" camp. My real awakening to the importance of fresh made came during my trip to Campania in 2016. We were at two separate buffalo farms, including Vannulo. Mind Blown. The milk went almost straig...
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 20th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 MP Integrity - Endgame
Replies: 21
Views: 955

Re: 2001 MP Integrity - Endgame

Things like Torbreck (Dave Powell made it) Amon Ra, Rusden, Wild Duck Creek, Barossa Wine Co, and classics like Yalumba, Tyrrell's, Henschke, etc from that era I have no issues with holding for decades. 20 years is a good upper limit but specific wines can go even longer. After Fox Creek, I thought ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 19th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 MP Integrity - Endgame
Replies: 21
Views: 955

Re: 2001 MP Integrity - Endgame

Thanks for the note! Drank/sold a lot of this back in the day. Some of these bold Aussie wines are built for the long haul, but I wouldn't have intentionally kept anything from Marquis Philips this long.
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 12th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 255
Views: 16009

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

technivorm mochamaster back on drop for $229... https://drop.com/buy/technivorm-moccamaster-kb-coffee-brewer?utm_source=linkshare&referer=KHHQTR cool that it has a hot plate but wish for a thermal carafe. This is a disappointing change. I hate hot plates on coffee makers - it always makes the coffe...
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 17th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 51
Views: 3379

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

My friend went to grab a few things in Doylestown Saturday and the workers were saying that they were confident they'd stay open because they were 'essential' state employees. By the time he got home they made the announcement... Closing down completely and not taking online orders for delivery just...
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 13th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 149
Views: 9149

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

NYC, got mine on Monday.
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 9th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 128
Views: 27821

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Danby.

I have this model:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing ... 17&sr=8-12

It's more expensive now than it was 15 years ago, but through two owners and a half dozen plus moves it's still going strong. Highly recommend.
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 7th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Campania: Guido Marsella, Salvatore Molettieri
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Campania: Guido Marsella, Salvatore Molettieri

I love Molettieri's wines. I have never had anything really old, and agree the 06's are still quite young.

I was there during harvest 2016. What an amazing visit. His older brother died just a couple of weeks ago.

My friends just had their May tour cancelled, what a bummer.
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 7th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 206
Views: 14573

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

I finally pulled out a tasting glass purchased on BD. It is a great glass. I like that it's more compact, but probably twice the weight of the other glasses and it feels quite sturdy. Thanks Chris!
by Brent C l a y t o n
March 3rd, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Please give final confirms, must finalize table design.
Replies: 84
Views: 5773

Re: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.

I am confirmed. See everyone soon. Coming in heavy with Soliste Syrah & Sauvignon Blanc.
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 27th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Fara's offline - Wine List
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Di Fara's offline - Wine List

Dan, Thanks again for organizing! There was quite a bit of wine not reported. The 2011 Mascarello was nice but a little flat, probably needed some time. Tooting my own horn, the 2010 Fanti Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Vigna le Macchiarelle out of magnum was pretty damn good. The 2004 Cerbaie Brune...
by Brent C l a y t o n
February 21st, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 71
Views: 8918

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: 71
Views: 8918

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: 206
Views: 14573

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: 9271

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: 3477

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: 276

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: 350

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: 10102

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: 4156

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: 19928

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: 4365

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: 4365

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: 3477

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: 30
Views: 5026

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: 805

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: 500

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: 805

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.

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