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by Brent C l a y t o n
June 7th, 2009, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wow
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: TN: Wow

They don't ship to NY?

Nope, apparently not. Forgot about the FL shipping thing.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 6th, 2009, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: i don't get it...broadbent Vinho Verde
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: TN: i don't get it...broadbent Vinho Verde

Rob, I forget the process, but there is some residual CO2 in Vinho Verde, I think it's trapped because fermentation is arrested. There are actually some really good Vinho Verdes made from old vines Albarino (Alvarinho) available in NYC from Tri-Vin Imports. Even the most expensive one tops out at ab...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 6th, 2009, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN and *doh*
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: TN and *doh*

Winebow has it listed in stock for NY/NJ. I can probably find out some more info if you really wanted to know.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Step Back Into The Future: The Future of Wine Criticism Is Here by Mike Steinberger
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Fortune Telling: The Future of Wine Criticism Is Here by Mike Steinberger

Wilfred,

Thank you for allowing us to read this article. Great stuff.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Alain Graillot St Joseph
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: TN: 2007 Alain Graillot St Joseph

Steve,

The Crozes is quite similar, but shows a little more acid in the backbone and a little less fruit on the palate. The St. Joseph should only be about $5-8 more than the Crozes.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Sordo Barolo DOCG
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: TN: 2005 Sordo Barolo DOCG

Todd,

Yes, it was quite a surprise to me as well, especially once I saw the price! As I said, this is no blockbuster wine by any means, but finding a decent bottle of Nebbiolo for $20 from any DOCG these days is nearly impossible.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Sordo Barolo DOCG
Replies: 2
Views: 198

TN: 2005 Sordo Barolo DOCG

This was a sample opened yesterday. Nice dark ruby color. Fresh aromas of red fruits, licorice, and a little VA. Nice typical Nebbiolo profile on the palate, ripe cherries with tart notes, a little wood, a little licorice, and a wee bit of tannin on the finish. I'm not at all familiar with this prod...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Review: Trader Joe's Hardwood Briquettes
Replies: 19
Views: 3267

Re: Charcoal Review: Trader Joe's Hardwood Briquettes

The lump charcoal database is great, but the only other good thing I can find locally is BGE lump from the store where I got my egg. It's expensive and the store is not really convenient to get to for me. Having charcoal shipped is cost prohibitive on an individual level. I have thought of buying a ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 10:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Review: Trader Joe's Hardwood Briquettes
Replies: 19
Views: 3267

Re: Charcoal Review: Trader Joe's Hardwood Briquettes

Jorge, Other than the price, the big attractant for me was the story on the bag. Made with real hardwood and corn starch for a binder, nothing artificial. I'm starting to think this might be a big coup for me. They're great fuel and if you want more "wood" flavor you can add smoking wood. For real "...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Alain Graillot St Joseph
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: TN: 2007 Alain Graillot St Joseph

AFAIK... The only thing I can't concretely say is that he owns the vineyard. The French is, "Vinife, eleve, et mis en bouteille par Alain Graillot" which is identical to what is on the Crozes labels. I have historically always gotten three of his wines. The St. Joseph AOC, the Crozes AOC, and the Cr...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 9:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Brent's Grill Report
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Brent's Grill Report

Can you order online or only by phone? Definitely call, especially for your first order. I tried to place my last order with one of the helpful ladies, not wanting to 'bother' Brian. I ended up talking with him anyway, and even though I've only placed a couple of orders, he was almost upset that I ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Alain Graillot St Joseph
Replies: 5
Views: 193

TN: 2007 Alain Graillot St Joseph

I have been a big fan of these wines for some time. This was decanted about 2.5hrs before tasting. Color: Opaque purple with garnet hues. Intense nose of crushed blueberries, sage and black pepper. Jammy blackberry compote on the palate but balanced by racy acidity and a bit of tannins. Quite youthf...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 9:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Review: Trader Joe's Hardwood Briquettes
Replies: 19
Views: 3267

Charcoal Review: Trader Joe's Hardwood Briquettes

Last week I was in TJ's picking up a few things, one being charcoal. I have used Cowboy hardwood since I had my BGE mainly because TJ's carried it so it was best available. The local supermarkets around me have only commercial briquettes and I have not found anything better yet. TJ's is now stocking...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 9:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Brent's Grill Report
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Brent's Grill Report

Fired up the BGE last night for some beef. Pulled out a Flannery skirt and put it up against an A&P oddity, "Imperial Wagyu." At $9.99/lb I thought I'd give it a shot. Locally the best skirt steak I've found is from Stu Leonard's and that is the same price. Not really sure if you're supposed to look...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 5th, 2009, 7:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Interesting beer
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Interesting beer

I found the Dogfish to be pretty malty as well. I really tend to like dark beers, but it was not to my taste.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 4th, 2009, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 1994 Jaboulet La Chapelle
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: TNR: 1994 Jaboulet La Chapelle

Definitely a pass at any price north of $30. Brought a very medicore mag of this at my first Squires OL in 2003 from Marty's original stock, so no storage issues.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 4th, 2009, 6:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Interesting beer
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Interesting beer

Thanks for the note. Tell Dan those MA beers he picked out for me were great! Still working through them.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 4th, 2009, 12:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New coffee maker suggestion
Replies: 31
Views: 1237

Re: New coffee maker suggestion

I just got the Keurig Platinum and couldnt' be happier. It makes one cup at a time, but instantly and your choices of coffee types is limited only by how many k-cups your cupboard can hold. They have one of these at the Hannaford's supermarket near me and I've tried it. They have Green Mountain Cof...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 4th, 2009, 12:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New coffee maker suggestion
Replies: 31
Views: 1237

Re: New coffee maker suggestion

Let me point out that I take my coffee seriously. Don't have an Aeropress, but I have a Technivorm, French press and vacuum pot. French press is cheap and convenient. Full flavor, but you get more oils in your coffee and it is a much richer cup of coffee than a standard drip. The Vacuum is better th...
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 4th, 2009, 9:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New coffee maker suggestion
Replies: 31
Views: 1237

Re: New coffee maker suggestion

What Max said. After Technivorm, there is no other coffee maker.
by Brent C l a y t o n
June 3rd, 2009, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ROBERT M. PARKER, JR. and OUR WINE CRITIC STANDARDS
Replies: 404
Views: 28230

Re: ROBERT M. PARKER, JR. and OUR WINE CRITIC STANDARDS

Daniel Posner wrote:
John Liotta wrote: Dan, everything you said there is spuriously correlated at best.
Johns Hopkins did not help me with English apparently.

What does that mean?

I wiki'd it for you...
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by Brent C l a y t o n
May 31st, 2009, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine biz PP (Pre Parker)
Replies: 30
Views: 1416

Re: The wine biz PP (Pre Parker)

I guess you can call me a 2nd Generation Parker child. I started learning about wine and being ITB in 1992. Parker was certainly a critic of great repute by then, particularly with Bordeaux and CA, but tastings in Burgundy involving the 88-89-90 vintages had not gone well for him there so he was cer...
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 28th, 2009, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: MA to tax alcohol et al
Replies: 21
Views: 2936

Re: MA to tax alcohol et al

On the NH thing... NH is a state-run store. There is no actual "sales tax" on purchases but the 'tax' the state puts on alcohol is built in to their price. The 8% retailers and wineries have to pay is because the products they are shipping direct to consumers have not gone through their state system...
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 18th, 2009, 2:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Retailers/Winemakers - 'WineBerserkers Exclusives
Replies: 43
Views: 1435

Re: Retailers/Winemakers - 'WineBerserkers Exclusives

That is so not legal for most retailers. And posting an offer like that exposes you. Any lurker could call on you to redeem the offer without being a member, and if you denied them it could be a problem.
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 13th, 2009, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Vague wine requests
Replies: 54
Views: 3218

Re: Vague wine requests

Roberto,

Then add $4-5 for shipping to the EC. I don't we'll ever see one out here again.
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 13th, 2009, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Vague wine requests
Replies: 54
Views: 3218

Re: Vague wine requests

"I need a nice Napa Valley Chardonnay for about $9-10."


Great, tell me when you find one. [rolleyes.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 12th, 2009, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserker Barrel, Poll 1
Replies: 50
Views: 3310

Re: Wine Berserker Barrel, Poll 1

Syrah would be my pick. I would flirt with Pinot or Cab, but as others mentioned to get some good stuff I'm not sure it's in my price range. A random variety at a good price would be compelling. Otherwise, I'll just wait for the next Squires Hospice de Beaune run... [1928_middle_finger.gif] [wow.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
May 7th, 2009, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Distributor Advice Needed
Replies: 32
Views: 2836

Re: Distributor Advice Needed

Michel, Massachusetts Charles River Wine Company PO Box 491 Sturbridge, MA 01566 Contact: Peter Sagansky tel: (508) 347-9200 fax: (508) 347-9635 peter@charlesriverwine.com Ruby Wines Inc Ted or Bob Rubin http://www.rubywines.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 625 Bodwell Street Ext A...

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