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by Brent C l a y t o n
December 1st, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice
Replies: 109
Views: 3277

Re: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice

Greg nailed it right here. ^^^
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Why would you buy 375 to age 10-20 years? Makes no sense.
Muy 83, 88, and 89 Sauternes are doing just fine thank you very much. [berserker.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7632

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

I would join. Having just organized a slew of offlines in NYC (see the offline thread), some things to be aware of: certain restaurants are only 1 bottle per 2 people, etc. Don't have time this second for restaurant suggestions, but I have been able to get 1 bottle/person at Batard just a few weeks...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: John Fox - emails and address
Replies: 9
Views: 3279

Re: John Fox - emails and address

How exactly could WG shame him any more than the public record already has? 🤔
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7632

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

Jason,

My apologies, I was not aware of your affiliation. It would be a pleasure to break bread and share some wine with you. Many thanks for your efforts!
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7632

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

JG Salazar wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:38 am
JasonHernandez wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:21 am
I’m interested in attending.

Jason Hernandez
[wow.gif]
Ya might as well make your first post a memorable one... pepsi newhere [smileyvault-ban.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7632

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

CliftonD wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 10:15 am
The Eddy, Batard (limit 1 per couple), and Aureole have no corkage on Mondays as well. And I love Wu's Wonton King.
I might be able to nudge the Batard limit to 1 bottle pp.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2018, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7632

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

The Musket Room has a Michelin Star and no corkage Monday. Not sure if the NZ theme is too close to home. They also have a private room. The somm is a cool dude.

EDIT: I would like to attend.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 8th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 119
Views: 7014

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

Get a job in the weed business so you have some money to spend.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 7th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Library Pass- Game Changer
Replies: 152
Views: 12929

Re: Wine Library Pass- Game Changer

Brandon,

Where do you live?

This thread was started in 2015. Not sure what WL is up to these days with shipping but it's getting tougher to ship to many states from a retailer, so it might not be worth it.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 5th, 2018, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Wine Estates Acquires Qupé
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: Vintage Wine Estates Acquires Qupé

larry schaffer wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 10:43 am

I just wish the best for Bob and his staff moving forward.
This.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 5th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 61
Views: 3591

Re: Boston Dining

Always Always Always when at Troquet ask if they have any last bottle or 'scratch and dent' deals off the list. Chris always has some random stuff hanging around, or maybe something from a new acquisition that just arrived. I haven't been in years now but from the start on Comm Ave the brilliance of...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 5th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great customer service from K&L wines
Replies: 41
Views: 2243

Re: Great customer service from K&L wines

c fu wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 2:52 pm

I have all of Todd's dirty laundry, i'm here forever!

He makes me wash them cause i'm chinese.
What's your secret?
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 31st, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?

M.Kaplan wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 1:38 pm
It is good for sanitizing a wound. Or an injection site.
I knew a bartender who used to clean his marble bar top with Belvedere. [snort.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 31st, 2018, 7:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Visiting NYC - Offline 9th/10th/11th Nov
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: Visiting NYC - Offline 9th/10th/11th Nov

It's La Fete du Champagne weekend.

A few people may be occupied with that.

http://www.lafeteduchampagne.com/programtickets-2018/

I might be interested in something low key on Sunday.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 30th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 5285

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

Tom,

Hang in there, but don't tune out all of the unpleasant advice. Altering some of your approach (and maybe changing your profile pic) could help.

Lyle should have warned you about this place before you took the plunge!
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 25th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pergole Torte Riserva 1990 Magnum -- FAKE or REAL?
Replies: 19
Views: 1432

Re: Pergole Torte Riserva 1990 Magnum -- FAKE or REAL?

Yeah I don't think you can make a proclamation one way or the other just based on these pictures of the capsule. Need to see the label.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 18th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage

Victor Hong wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 8:22 am
I was in Pennsylvania to visit the Pollyanna Pennsylvania Poster (Andy R.).
grouphug [training.gif] [berserker.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 18th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Why do old Macallan 18's sell for so much ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2335

Re: Why do old Macallan 18's sell for so much ?

Well, if I'd held on to those cases of Macallan 18 from the late 90's/early 2000's that I used as my house scotch since it was $40 a bottle, what would they be worth? They were 73-74-75-76-77 vintages. When they sold in 1999, and the shakeup through about 2001 in the retail chain, they were dumping ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 18th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Water-filled wine bottles in storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1566

Re: Water-filled wine bottles in storage

Put other stuff in there. Liquor, soda, bottled water, olive oil, anything you want to store and could have at a lower temp. Saves the labor of collecting/filling wine bottles. I would say that given your location and conditions you are a prime example of a person for whom it might be worth a little...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 18th, 2018, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage

Not very convenient to Bucks but does *** still run a facility in South Jersey? ***** I would not specify this facility, as PLCB officials can monitor Pennsylvania residents who use it to buy or hold wine outside of the state, for in-state consumption. Victor have you been caught recently bringing ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 18th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jame Cote Rotie 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Jame Cote Rotie 2015

Jasmin?
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 11th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2074
Views: 215808

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

R. Smith wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 5:48 pm
Ray is now trying his hand at acting: https://www.instagram.com/raywalkeract/
Separated at birth?
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 11th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside
Replies: 43
Views: 2260

Re: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

I love Evil Twin and Stillwater but have never seen anything with low ABV, I will have to look closer. I have never been a big Allagash fan. Firestone Walker is not available here, I think Southern Tier is so I will check it out. Bell's is my favorite brewery but I have never had the Pooltime, I us...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 24th, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 78181

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

Those aren't wines I'd want to drink with the food at Avra. [scratch.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 22nd, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR ever
Replies: 59
Views: 3769

Re: Worst QPR ever

Alan Eden wrote:
September 21st, 2018, 9:58 pm
Is Screaming Eagle poor value ?
I know i would pay release price to try it
Especially if they let me chopper in to pick it up.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 11th, 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine
Replies: 83
Views: 4282

Re: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine

Ian Dorin wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 12:45 pm
I also bought way too much 2015 Red Burgundy, 2014 White Burgundy and 2013 Barolo, and refuse to touch those.
That's a nice problem to have.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 10th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine
Replies: 83
Views: 4282

Re: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine

Especially during the summer I'm drinking more cocktails and beer because I don't want to open a bottle and waste it. With our first few days down to 60 degrees in a long time, it was nice to have some red wine this weekend. I can't just run out and grab an everyday bottle in my neighborhood. Select...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 9th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2074
Views: 215808

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

Ray needs to contact Alex Jones and get some air time.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 7th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)
Replies: 121
Views: 7021

Re: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)

I got sucked into a buy 2 get 1 offer from La Colombe last weekend so I'm stocked with some of their blends for the next month or two. I'm still pretty loyal to George Howell, I picked up a couple bags when I was in Boston at the beginning of August. There are so many places in Manhattan where I can...
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 20th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park Wine List Help
Replies: 41
Views: 4027

Re: Eleven Madison Park Wine List Help

2013 & 2015 Jamet should be better than the 2016.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 17th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8796

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

by Brent C l a y t o n
August 16th, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Advice please: first time in NYC
Replies: 53
Views: 1990

Re: Advice please: first time in NYC

The NJ side of the Hudson north of the GWB is full of trees. Therefore at the right time in October if foliage is at or near peak, it’s a nice view and you don’t have to leave Manhattan for a taste of the color change. I toured Ellis Island first in the early 80’s long before the renovation. I encou...
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 15th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Advice please: first time in NYC
Replies: 53
Views: 1990

Re: Advice please: first time in NYC

If you want a real feel for New York's Little Italy, head to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. You can combine it with a trip to the Botanical Garden and/or zoo. I have friends who do tours, message me if you would like their info. Another off the beaten track area is Inwood/Washington Heights. The Cloist...
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 15th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PSA - Need cookware?
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: PSA - Need cookware?

Chris,

Thanks for sharing! How do you get the heads up for the annual sale? I don't really need anything now but would like to have a shot at picking some stuff up in the future.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 24th, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC offlines
Replies: 53
Views: 2704

NYC offlines

Might as well jump in as a possible candidate.

I can roll with theme & restaurant choices.

My preference is also a weeknight and more specifically a Mon-Tues-Wed.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 18th, 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The .375 thread
Replies: 102
Views: 4619

The .375 thread

I just had a conversation tonight about the great deals on 375mls at Landmarc in TriBECA back in the day.

Personally, I prefer a .357 to a .375...
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 18th, 2018, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12169
Views: 455515

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Popped out some Coravined samples:
COS Zibbibo en Pithos
Quilla Muscadet
Cordier Bourgogne Blanc
Velenosi Brecciarolo
and had an old bottle of 1980 M Mascarello Barolo La Morra which was old but passable.
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 17th, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coche Corton at 200 euros
Replies: 36
Views: 1928

Coche Corton at 200 euros

I disagree with this; I don’t think it makes economic sense not to buy all ten cases. Max out the credit cards if necessary, consign with an auction house eight cases as soon as they come in, you could probably get an advance from the auction house to pay off the credit card and you get two free ca...
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 17th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coche Corton at 200 euros
Replies: 36
Views: 1928

Coche Corton at 200 euros

Mark,

I probably should've read your post before I answered.

If it was a case or less I'd probably keep and share/drink. Ten plus cases I could not afford, so naturally I'd still buy it all, but I would have to sell at least enough to pay for the purchase. [snort.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
July 3rd, 2018, 7:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 3244

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Damn. Just last week I booked a work commitment. I would've come down for this too.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 21st, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Calvados
Replies: 22
Views: 2341

Calvados

Not a big Busnel fan. My preferences tend toward Dupont (which is a brand I now represent but I have liked it for decades) and Christian Droin.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 20th, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Macy's NYC Fireworks 7/4
Replies: 22
Views: 823

Macy's NYC Fireworks 7/4

David, My suggestion based on the barge placements is that you check out some option in Long Island City. There are several new, nice but small hotels that have popped up around the Queens Plaza area that have rooftop bars which could suit your needs. Roosevelt Island is a good idea, but please do y...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 13th, 2018, 10:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13
Replies: 41
Views: 1959

Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13

Fun times, great venue. It’s always nice to meet more folks and see some familiar faces. [cheers.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 13th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13
Replies: 41
Views: 1959

Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13

Dan Hammer and I are running a little late...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 13th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13
Replies: 41
Views: 1959

Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13

Jay Miller wrote:Just occurred to me - what is glassware like at Northsquare? Any need to bring?
Glassware should be more than adequate. They have had no problems doing multiple glasses per person for tasting dinners in the past.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 11th, 2018, 6:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13
Replies: 41
Views: 1959

Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13

I'll have to dig out a red or white tonight, and I'm bringing a little experiment for Jay.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 8th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quite possibly the worst WS article of the year (or longer!)
Replies: 31
Views: 3221

Quite possibly the worst WS article of the year (or longer!)

Anton D wrote:I hear that if you pour it into a margarita machine it makes a decent slushie.
That will happen next summer when the 2017 vintage is on closeout for $4 a bottle.

As an aside, now you know what you're getting when you order Frose--last year's closeouts! flirtysmile [cheers.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 8th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13
Replies: 41
Views: 1959

Last Minute: Offline, NYC, June 13

I could eat...

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