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by Brent C l a y t o n
July 28th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5988

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 4:29 pm
[training.gif] updates from Jay’s!
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 27th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5988

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 4:29 pm
[training.gif] updates from Jay’s!
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 27th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5988

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

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by Brent C l a y t o n
July 24th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 10434

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Just catching up to this, very unfortunate. RIP Alan.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 15th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Donnhoff wines 2018 through Pluckwines.com
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: PSA - Donnhoff wines 2018 through Pluckwines.com

Next time maybe try posting a link or the proper website address.

https://www.pluckywines.com/websearch_r ... w=donnhoff
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 15th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 37
Views: 4215

Re: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

Go south to the Cilento and you won't be disappointed. Positano and Amalfi are super-touristy. The best seafood I had in Amalfi was the cuoppo fritto misto.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 15th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boston Retail Scene?
Replies: 35
Views: 2409

Re: Boston Retail Scene?

Thread drift - Just got back from 10 days in the Berkshires suffering through the adverse effects of no BYO. You can't bring your own wine to a restaurant, so there is no incentive for the restaurant to exert any effort to have a good wine list. Yes, I know, the lists at Blantyre and The Inn on the...
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 15th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boston Retail Scene?
Replies: 35
Views: 2409

Re: Boston Retail Scene?

Gordon's does a great job with their emails also. It's easy to stay on top of the latest offers.

If you're working downtown, go to Federal Wine on State St and introduce yourself to Len.

Also, go eat at Troquet and get friendly with Chris Campbell.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 12th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Penfolds Yattarna chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: 2016 Penfolds Yattarna chardonnay

The 1996 was $69.99 and I thought that was expensive!
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 12th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1429

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

I hope wine regions everywhere disallow growing of cannabis. It makes zero sense to be using land, water, and human resources that compete with high end grape growing. This is an arbitrary argument that could easily be used in reverse. In fact, I think there are probably far more cannabis consumers...
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 10th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Is CT free?
Replies: 6
Views: 3687

Re: Is CT free?

Sigh.
deadhorse
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 9th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Berlin food reccos?
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: Berlin food reccos?

Doesn't board member Martin Zwick do something in Berlin?
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 9th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wines from NC to NY
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Shipping wines from NC to NY

90's highs and mid-high 70's lows, plus high humidity in the whole corridor; pretty much the worst possible conditions to ship wine in this week.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 9th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wines from NC to NY
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Shipping wines from NC to NY

I'd send a PM to Matt Hartley...
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 8th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery "rich blend" cooking question
Replies: 16
Views: 2853

Re: Flannery "rich blend" cooking question

Alan,

The obvious answer here is to not use this blend. It doesn't seem to work for the level of doneness you prefer. I haven't checked the recipe of this blend, but get one with more meat and less fat.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 7th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 473
Views: 93674

Re: Philadelphia, PA

We tried to book many of the top choices for Saturday but everything is already booked! I'm a little surprised all the top restaurants are totally packed on a Saturday in July. We have a reservation for Helm, the BYO on 5th St not the full bar location. Any tips/info/suggestions? ***EDIT*** We moved...
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 7th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Self-Disgorgement?
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: Self-Disgorgement?

The bottle has to be super cold or you're gonna wear most of it. It's fun if you do it right!
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 22nd, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)
Replies: 23
Views: 1609

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)

Hate hate hate that he uses oak on the Chenin. Needs another year or two to burn off the oak. I had one in March/April.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 6518

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

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by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16722
Views: 444876

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I am not a big fan of Revision based on what I've had.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.

Tablas also has a big nursery arm and they sell cuttings of the Beaucastel clones. I grafted a few vines when I visited!
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 6518

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Edson, I think the consensus would be that Heady Topper is the 'OG' Hazy IPA and 10-12 years ago they were the only game in town. Little by little that has changed. I wouldn't argue that the west coast stuff is better as any Monkish I've had has been amazing. I'm not really into cross country tradin...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2481

Re: DELETE THREAD

That Bella Callia is some good shit!
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2481

Re: DELETE THREAD

Who's got their finger on the button?
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 20th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 6518

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

It's hard to keep track. So many options in NYC. Usually I just make the rounds to my trusted beer shops, try a few new things on draft and pluck some cans to go. If you look at the general beer thread, I just loaded up on Root + Branch. Some regular go to's: Other Half Finback Hudson Valley (sour I...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 20th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.

Great stuff. Do they still have the 'original' vines lining the front walkway?
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 19th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1913

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

I've met Gary several times while hanging with Adam Lee. The estate wines were always a bit over the top for me. I generally prefer the wines from people who source their fruit. I drink very little CA Pinot these days, and when I do it's generally Santa Barbara or Sonoma Coast producers.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 15th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Re: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse

I don't remember the name of the one Dan sells but I know I've bought it before when I was in retail. My company represents Charles Gonnet from Savoie and the 2018 Mondeuse is bangin'. But will it really catch on? I don't know but it's a great fit in that middle range for a chillable red in warm wea...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 13th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA vs NAPA wine
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: WA vs NAPA wine

I think NAPA has better auto parts, but I could be wrong.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 13th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2809

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Brett Favre.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 12th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16722
Views: 444876

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Root + Branch releases including a Hudson Valley Collab.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 12th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16722
Views: 444876

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Does not suck.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 8th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA-Montelena Large Formats
Replies: 1
Views: 661

PSA-Montelena Large Formats

An interesting offer from Marty’s.

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Nap ... YXjTiCVE_o

I don’t think they ship, but if they’re opening up the library it would be worth a trip to pick up your bottles!
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 8th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Four Seasons.......poof!
Replies: 2
Views: 2679

Re: Four Seasons.......poof!

Nothing like a random link with no context from Victor! champagne.gif champagne.gif pepsi This place unfortunately was a disaster from the start. Tons of money sunk into the space, bad reviews upon opening, sex harassment allegations against the owner/host. I'm not surprised at all that they're clos...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 8th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 84
Views: 6703

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Lanessan is always a fantastic value. I guess the subtext here is quality/style variation based on the vintage?
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 29th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scout and Cellar?
Replies: 22
Views: 11312

Re: Scout and Cellar?

LOL you must be from Texas. My condolences. It's a bullshit Ponzi scheme and the wines suck. You will never get your money's worth, it's about filling the pockets of the sellers.
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 29th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 2385

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

If you have to buy off the wine list and it sucks, what's the point?
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 22nd, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PSA: Bonavita Brewer on sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2625

PSA: Bonavita Brewer on sale

This looks like a good deal. No affiliation. https://drop.com/buy/bonavita-8-cup-carafe-connoisseur-brewer-bv1901ts?utm_placement=0&referer=UJEKAM&mode=guest_open&utm_campaign=Automated%20Daily%20Promotional%202019-05-22&utm_source=SparkPost&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily%20Promotional&utm_content=...
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 13th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Turley WhiteCoat '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Hmmm..

Yeah, been there, done that. Try some Rhône varieties from Santa Barbara! Hmmmm...wonder why it never occurred to me to try any of those?? [snort.gif] Tom Tom, that was a general comment, I know I don’t need to point you in any particular direction. Thanks for taking one for the team and letting me...
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 13th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Maturing Craft Beer Market
Replies: 43
Views: 2071

Re: The Maturing Craft Beer Market

Just to flesh out the local issue with Weyerbacher: Their taproom is yuuge off a major interstate so getting to-from is a bit of a thing even if you’re local. They’ve changed the PA laws to allow taprooms to essentially function as bars now. They can serve their beer on premise and do growler/crowle...
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 8th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Turley WhiteCoat '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: TN: Turley WhiteCoat '16...(short/boring)

Yeah, been there, done that. Try some Rhône varieties from Santa Barbara!
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 25th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?

Paul H Galli wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 10:27 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 9:44 pm
They do their thing we do ours.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_(unit)
Then why does French wine use 750ml as their standard?

TTT
[shrug.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 19th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sending bottles home from Napa
Replies: 36
Views: 1469

Re: Sending bottles home from Napa

I'd caution you to make a list of the things you're thinking about buying before you go and checking the pricing at local retail. There are always unique things at the wineries when you visit, but you may be able to get a better deal locally than cellar door price for known wines from bigger winerie...
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 13th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

Peter! There is a great crew in Westchester and I think you'll be happy there. Hopefully more of the locals will chime in with answers for you. The Metro North express to/from White Plains is about 30 minutes, and Greenwich isn't more than 30-45. I don't think you'll find it difficult to access the ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 8th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: aging Aubert Chardonnays?
Replies: 32
Views: 1942

Re: aging Aubert Chardonnays?

What the f*ck is this and why is it in WineTalk?
by Brent C l a y t o n
April 1st, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1999
Views: 257502

Re: Official Costco Thread

I had to go get a tire at the Oceanside NY location. Their liquor store had some Kirkland brand stuff. I picked up a liter of the 7 year TN bourbon for $30 plus tax. Seems like a pretty good deal. It has a nutty flavor that makes me think George Dickel. I also saw a 20 year old Speyside Single Malt ...

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