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by Dan Hammer
September 27th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2484

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

ITB - small winery and we mostly produce cab. I wish I had more time to post and when I do it's mostly about sports.🤷🏼‍♀️ Once was a collector and no surprise our cellar over the years became domestic cabernet dominant, with a sprinkling of pinot noir from various producers. Cheers! Karen I would s...
by Dan Hammer
September 25th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 195
Views: 19332

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

Roy, what do you think are some of the other plots that are “as good as Macdonald” but not recognized because they are blended? Oh boy, don't get me started.... A few spots in Mondavi ToKalon are very close, but I am not sure how well they manage that, sometimes. I-Block, which makes the great Sauv...
by Dan Hammer
September 24th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting notes on Northern California’s 2020 vintage in 2022
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: Tasting notes on Northern California’s 2020 vintage in 2022

I listened to Roy Piper's video about this issue a few days ago. Watch and listen to what Roy Piper has to say. https://vimeo.com/roypiperwines/

dh
by Dan Hammer
September 22nd, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9710

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

JonathanG wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 12:27 pm
Sold out? I still show bottles available when I check my remaining allocation.
I immediately edited my comment when I realized my error. I guess you read it in the minute that it was up. Sorry. I confused MACDONALD and William and Mary. Well, at least they're in good company.
by Dan Hammer
September 22nd, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9710

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

My percentage of higher priced Napa wine in my cellar has just increased. It's more than half now.

Thanks to Covid-19, I was able to purchase 1 of each of the wines offered. [stirthepothal.gif]
by Dan Hammer
September 22nd, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1113

Re: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?

To me, wine club is the same as wine pairing at a restaurant. Once in a while you get lucky. A wine club from a single producer, in my opinion, will get boring after a while. It's fun to drink different varietals. There are many winemakers on this board where you can sign up and buy wine today. I kn...
by Dan Hammer
September 19th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1570
Views: 153287

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

A snail postcard yielded this WineAccess code.

Enjoy $30 off your first purchase of $100 by visiting wineaccess.com/enjoy30
by Dan Hammer
September 19th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official High Holy Days 2020 (5781) Wine Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Official High Holy Days 2020 (5781) Wine Thread

We’re going to open a 2011 Quivet Kenefick Ranch Syrah to go with pot roast. In a nod to my wife, daughter in law, and daughter, the 2016 Bedrock Sauv Blanc Staves of Waidhofen.

And now, to hear the Rabbi’s sermon on a Stream.
by Dan Hammer
September 15th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14501
Views: 714250

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 MACDONALD.
by Dan Hammer
September 15th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14878

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Whew. In before the lock. [cheers.gif]
by Dan Hammer
September 11th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remembering 9/11....
Replies: 22
Views: 959

Re: Remembering 9/11....

It was a very busy day on Flyertalk. If you don’t know, Flyertalk is a board for frequent flyers. In those days there were maybe 8000 members. There was a check in thread. It was a way for everyone to report in that they were safe. Since it’s a frequent flyer board, many were flying. All of us readi...
by Dan Hammer
September 8th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?

Sojourn is on the Square in town. Well, a block or 2 away.
by Dan Hammer
September 7th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For sale Double Magnum of Rhys Alpine 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: For sale Double Magnum of Rhys Alpine 2013

Ah, so I see we do have at least one wine in common. [wink.gif]
by Dan Hammer
September 7th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1570
Views: 153287

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Todd French, I wouldn’t necessarily mind a member of the board posting a link if... ... if he was a Grand Cru Wineberserker. This way we’re keeping it in the family if you know what I mean. These posters are generating $$, and not contributing to WB. James, I was referring to at least 2 posters who...
by Dan Hammer
September 6th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1570
Views: 153287

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Todd French, I wouldn’t necessarily mind a member of the board posting a link if...

... if he was a Grand Cru Wineberserker. This way we’re keeping it in the family if you know what I mean. These posters are generating $$, and not contributing to WB.
by Dan Hammer
September 3rd, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown
Replies: 18
Views: 2643

Re: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown

I grew up in Brooklyn in the '60's. I can remember schlepping to Shea Stadium on a bus and 2 trains. It was an adventure every year from when the NY Mets started up. My father recently had a heart attack. Money was tight. My mom would make sandwiches and pack chips and cookies, along with a thermos ...
by Dan Hammer
September 2nd, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wine Rewards Program - Seeking Feedback
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: Wine Rewards Program - Seeking Feedback

You don’t mention, or I missed it on the site, what’s the annual fee?
by Dan Hammer
September 2nd, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wine Rewards Program - Seeking Feedback
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: Wine Rewards Program - Seeking Feedback

I’m not sure I would ‘waste’ a credit pull on something that’s brand new. For now, I’d rather purchase something on the website and get miles or points on my credit card. You can, and still should offer something to frequent buyers on the site.

Dangle the carrot and I’ll play.

DH
by Dan Hammer
August 24th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 110
Views: 9408

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

I try not to get involved in these things; but geez, a poster with 3 comments comes here and well, forget it. Never mind. Not worth my time.
by Dan Hammer
August 24th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Restarting Humanity Dinner #5--Sojourn, Vilmart, Kracher
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: TNs--Restarting Humanity Dinner #5--Sojourn, Vilmart, Kracher

Thanks for the notes Mike. Earlier in the year, I drank the ‘12 and the ‘14 Sojourn G3 and really enjoyed them.
by Dan Hammer
August 19th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3388

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Dan Hammer wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 6:38 pm

Flyertalk has used the Like button for several years... successfully.

The like button has not been abused.
by Dan Hammer
August 19th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3388

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

At this stage, we're at no new features, as there's a stronger dislike, by far, not to have social share (which I completely don't understand) and even-up with yes/no on the likes Todd, wouldn't the sharing be at the discretion of the person that starts the thread, or are you saying that someone th...
by Dan Hammer
August 19th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions
Replies: 59
Views: 2581

Re: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions

The ride along Route 14, south of Geneva, heading towards Watkins Glen, parallels Seneca Lake. The best views.
by Dan Hammer
August 18th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3388

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Flyertalk has used the Like button for several years... successfully. When I like a post, the poster gets an alert. Others can see this. Sometimes there are multiple likes to a post. I may have been tempted to post a response; but by liking, it saves me the effort (and WB the bandwith). The like bu...
by Dan Hammer
August 16th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just came in the email: Reminder- EMH Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17
Replies: 20
Views: 1613

Re: Just came in the email: Reminder- EMH Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17

joejolesch wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Albert R wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Looking forward to it. Purr-fect. The Black Cat is another family favorite.
Any recommendations for a first time buyer? I’ve wanted to try these, seems like a great opportunity.
If any vintage of Special Selection is on sale, it’s a delicious step up. [cheers.gif]
by Dan Hammer
August 16th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum - Should I buy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1334

Re: Saxum - Should I buy?

Additional thoughts on this recent thread > viewtopic.php?f=1&t=171822
by Dan Hammer
August 15th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 137
Views: 7871

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

I heard a report on NPR this morning re: Champagne. They said houses have been pummeled by loss of sales. Champagne is a celebratory drink, and there isn't a lot of that going around lately. They also reported that Whispering Angel (gasp) has maintained their sales as a premier worldwide wine. My li...
by Dan Hammer
August 10th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Croatia vineyard visits
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Croatia vineyard visits

This was posted the other day. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=172286

Go to the wine forum and this (travel) forum and type in Croatia. This board has many useful threads.

Welcome.
by Dan Hammer
August 10th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 52
Views: 4161

Re: Sojourn Cellars

Thanks for the note Paul. Gives me an excuse to open one of my 2 bottles to check it out.
by Dan Hammer
August 8th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Croatia Vineyards Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Croatia Vineyards Maps

We tasted at GRK on the island of Korcula. If you go, spend a minimum of 3 nights on Korcula. We stayed for 2 and it wasn't enough. It's a relaxing island compared to Hvar.

https://www.korculaexplorer.com/about-k ... f-korcula/
by Dan Hammer
August 8th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33475

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Speaking of Flannery PSA, Goldbelly dot com is offering Flannery.
by Dan Hammer
August 7th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1570
Views: 153287

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Not sure how I missed this one, but WineAccess now has Billecart Salmon Rose bubbles for $80, which can be had for a laughable $30 a bottle delivered when you buy 2 and use the AMEX $50 off $150 and a referral link: http://share.wineaccess.com/v/peter_57 I don't think that will work. Amex Offers ge...
by Dan Hammer
August 6th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33475

Re: Another Flannery PSA

My order arrived yesterday. Good thing we have power during the storm, otherwise those ice packs would have been a lifesaver. ;)
by Dan Hammer
August 3rd, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sous vide in a Costco bag?
Replies: 15
Views: 2711

Re: Sous vide in a Costco bag?

I eventually got a response from Costco advising me that they did not recommend that the bags be used for sous vide cooking so I have never actually done so. I am not a big fan of sous vide cooking but I do like it for carrots. I bought a bunch of carrots and put them into vacuum sealed bags with d...
by Dan Hammer
August 2nd, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4296

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

This is a situation where the owner of a winery and all of his employees refuse to wear masks in front of customers - and this is not an 'occasional' thing. They never wear them. This is not ignorance - they know the current regulations . . . In my opinion, my INEXPERIENCED opinion, it is not hurti...
by Dan Hammer
August 2nd, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1570
Views: 153287

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Lonnie F. wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 9:49 am
I have chase sapphire. I looked on their site. Didn't see any good wine deals. Has anyone found any good offers with that card?
Winc, with a $12 back maximum. [snort.gif]
by Dan Hammer
August 2nd, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2541
Views: 159914

Re: New York City Restaurants

I drove my daughter back to the UES last night (early evening). This was my first evening visit to Manhattan since early March. There are sidewalk cafes set up everywhere. The choices were overwhelming. The avenues and the side streets are all set up for this. Many were safely spaced. Some weren’t. ...
by Dan Hammer
August 2nd, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2541
Views: 159914

Re: New York City Restaurants

Michael Sopher wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Seen today on W 72nd. The old Fine and Shapiro space. So much for my diet

Pastrami Queen.jpg
This will be an improvement. Fine and Shapiro was more than acceptable, but P. Queen will be a good addition.
by Dan Hammer
August 2nd, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2541
Views: 159914

Re: New York City Restaurants

A new Thai restaurant opened in the EV. I really enjoyed it. $25 corkage and they have seating in the front and in the back garden. A welcome addition to the hood (in the former Bruno space)/ https://ny.eater.com/2020/6/25/21302076/nyc-thai-restaurant-soothr-east-village Sounds delicious. Thanks.
by Dan Hammer
August 1st, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12343
Views: 471491

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Quivet Cab Sauvignon Kenefick Napa went well with a Flannery ribeye.
by Dan Hammer
July 31st, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33475

Re: Another Flannery PSA

New York strips are 30% plus an extra 10% off with coupon code through the 7th. Perfect timing, I only have one 24oz strip left. Can you point me in the right direction. I’ve been clicking around, and don’t see the NY Strips. Thanks. Dan https://www.flannerybeef.com/butcher/prime-beef/dry-aged-ca-r...
by Dan Hammer
July 31st, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5972

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Buzz.

Glad you’re well enough to post again. The nightmare of Covid-19 hangs over all of us.

Dan
by Dan Hammer
July 31st, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33475

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Stan Y. wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 11:45 am
New York strips are 30% plus an extra 10% off with coupon code through the 7th. Perfect timing, I only have one 24oz strip left.
Can you point me in the right direction. I’ve been clicking around, and don’t see the NY Strips.

Thanks.
Dan
by Dan Hammer
July 26th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 9184

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

In before the lock (tonight).

I just checked the new vintage purchases on Cellartracker. It's interesting to see what people have entered so far.
by Dan Hammer
July 26th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Open Table vs. tock Vs. Resy
Replies: 17
Views: 965

Re: Open Table vs. tock Vs. Resy

Open Table has been dead to me ever since they changed their award program. I don't appreciate them telling me that I have to tell them in advance where I want to cash in. The reduction in point earning by a big 50% decrease didn't favor my good feelings towards them either.

dh
by Dan Hammer
July 26th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 78
Views: 13654

Re: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

Anton D wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 12:05 am


Oh, man! Did I miss William and Mary?

I just checked my last purchase date for MACDONALD and Wm and Mary. Your credit card is safe until the fall.

dh
by Dan Hammer
July 23rd, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Bedrock Vineyard Sonoma Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: The Bedrock Vineyard Sonoma Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Thanks for the note. I'll hold on to my '09 for a while.
by Dan Hammer
July 23rd, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 528
Views: 36767

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Heard on the street > New Yorkers can once again apply for or renew Global Entry. https://viewfromthewing.com/new-yorkers ... try-again/

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