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by Rich Salsano
July 14th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 35
Views: 1411

Re: Wines of Etna

... Occhippinti. ... style-wise, would you say they are still in that bright red fruit type category? ...Ive always worines are gonna be bigger than I want from Sicily, always assumed Etna was so nice due to elevation over a very hot island. Lower elevation than Etna. Different, not bigger. Try the...
by Rich Salsano
July 14th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 35
Views: 1411

Re: Wines of Etna

Need to include Occhippinti in this discussion as well.
by Rich Salsano
July 13th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 66
Views: 5272

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

... And, motivated, popped a 2017 Thivin. It’s fantastic. Ordering yet more. I accidentally have almost killed the whole bottle through dinner and reading news. Just had this. I’m not a big Beaujolais guy, but I loved the 2017 Thivin CdB. Must... get... more. What’s the scoop with the Reverdon bott...
by Rich Salsano
July 10th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2474

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

Matthiasson is another great suggestion! I attended their member pickup party once as a +1 and was impressed by the wines and the vineyards. Thanks for reminding me, it was a great visit! You’re welcome! I am a wine club member there and love the variety of wines. Their style is right in my wheelho...
by Rich Salsano
July 10th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 37
Views: 1768

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

Reporting back from a trip to London and Amsterdam last month. Petit Pois Bistro in London -near Shoreditch -was a nice mid priced French bistro I would recommend and return to. I followed Lionel Nierop's suggestion above (thank you) and visited Andrew Edmunds. Hand written daily menu, great half-b...
by Rich Salsano
July 10th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2474

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

These were all mostly mentioned already but: Stony Hill - although I would argue they are possibly more known for their white wines than cab Smith Madrone Matthiasson - Steve’s wines are phenomenal and his cab and merlot and Bordeaux style “red” are all what I would consider old school There may be ...
by Rich Salsano
July 8th, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1598

Re: Paris or Lyon

Just returned from a trip including both. I have been to Paris many times but this was a first time in Lyon. Paris is obviously a "world city" with the best of everything available, at a price and always something new. That said, I was very impressed with Lyon! Plenty to see. Much less intense vibe...
by Rich Salsano
July 6th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Croatian Wines
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: 750Daily: Croatian Wines

I went to Croatia a few months ago and we spent a day wine tasting in the Peljesac peninsula. Very impressed with a lot of the wines although I tended to favor the crisp whites made of Posip and some rose wines from Plavic Mali. Could have been the sunshine and warm weather (and the food we were eat...
by Rich Salsano
July 2nd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist
Replies: 16
Views: 1161

Re: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist

Pat, the Estate tour and tasting at Ridge in Lytton Springs was a pretty informative experience when we did it a few years ago. It’s at least an hour in the vineyard and facility followed by a tasting. The person who led our tour was pretty knowledgeable. We enjoyed it a lot.
by Rich Salsano
June 4th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2081
Views: 118360

Re: New York City Restaurants

Where can I get the best fish taco in NYC? I really love the tacos at Empellon, but those are fancy. I'm talking super tasty, but super casual tacos. Los Mariscos (sister of Los Tacos #1) https://www.losmariscos1.com/ Winner winner fish taco dinner. Went here for the first time tonight thanks to th...
by Rich Salsano
May 26th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 33
Views: 1540

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

I bought one as well and while I need to actually sit and sharpen some of my better knives, I tested it out on a crap knife I keep around and it was tomato slicing sharp after using this. So far, so good.
by Rich Salsano
May 14th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1762

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

c fu wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 10:52 am
EHeffner wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 10:38 am
Barrel aged sour beers - especially with some age on it
yet. Lambic especially ages beautifully.
This. Definitely the closest for me.
by Rich Salsano
May 2nd, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 798

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

6th arrondisement for me.
by Rich Salsano
April 14th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11226
Views: 506579

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Around 3 cases of assorted wines from Finger Lakes wineries. For those that haven’t visited the area, the wines are really impressive at some of the places up here. Riesling, Chardonnay and Cabernet franc are the big 3 but lots of interesting other stuff made from vignoles, gewurtz, and more. Kemmet...
by Rich Salsano
April 2nd, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?
Replies: 25
Views: 1339

Re: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?

Just drank a 2016 Matthiasson Cabernet franc that clocked in at 11.5% over the weekend and loved it. Well balanced all around.
by Rich Salsano
March 28th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 49
Views: 2466

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

It’s been fast and furious for me these past two weeks. Probably close to around 6-7 cases in total spread across 7 deliveries. Wife is not happy.
by Rich Salsano
March 24th, 2019, 4:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...
Replies: 52
Views: 1904

Re: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...

Do they drink rose? If not, that is where I start. Then move onto white wines. Roses will give you more of those aromatics and red fruit flavors found in red wine but in a much lighter, crisper style. It’s then an easy jump from rose to something like Riesling or California Sauvignon Blanc.
by Rich Salsano
March 21st, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Quick lunch in Paris near Eiffel Tower?
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Quick lunch in Paris near Eiffel Tower?

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Les Cocottes
L'Ami Jean
Arnaud Nicolas
Les cocottes is awesome but menu is sort of limited so for dining with kids, that might be a challenge if they are picky. Great spot though.
by Rich Salsano
March 21st, 2019, 4:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry
Replies: 66
Views: 3078

Re: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry

One thing that really strikes me- in the cases where the cellar is viewable- is just how many people have 1 bottle each, maybe 2, of most of what they have. It is a difficult strategy for me to fathom. I'm all about variety. Life is too short to keep drinking the same wine. I'm sailing on this boat...
by Rich Salsano
March 17th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 8035

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

T3rry D3an wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Massican SB. Every year, full allocation, no questions. Definitely has that electric mouthfeel and chalky minerality that's so addictive.

This.
by Rich Salsano
March 17th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 428
Views: 89974

Re: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.

JDavisRoby wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 7:04 pm
The food and service at Valette was top notch when we were there.
One of our favorite restaurants for sure.
by Rich Salsano
March 12th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seneca Lake Recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Seneca Lake Recommendations?

etomasi wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Well, if you have time, hop over to Keuka Lake Vineyards. Nice wines. Some funky vignoles wines as well.
+1 great wines
by Rich Salsano
February 27th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk
Replies: 18
Views: 809

Re: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk

Just had a 96 a few weeks ago and loved it. Very nice wine. Aromatics were really complex.
by Rich Salsano
February 26th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16182
Views: 385498

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

One of those beers that actually lives up to the hype. Had a Westvleteren 12 last night and WOW May I ask where you found this? Only had it once, but it's in the top tier for me as well. I was in Amsterdam on vacation. Great beer bar called Cafe Gollem. €15 euro at the bar and soooooo worth it.
by Rich Salsano
February 18th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16182
Views: 385498

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

One of those beers that actually lives up to the hype.

Had a Westvleteren 12 last night and WOW
by Rich Salsano
February 11th, 2019, 3:21 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Lake Como restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: Lake Como restaurant recs

Cava Turacciolo in Bellagio mentioned above is a must go stop IMO. Perfect place for lunch to have some salumi, cheese and fantastic wines. One of the highlights to our Lake Como trip many years ago.
by Rich Salsano
January 29th, 2019, 3:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?
Replies: 48
Views: 3025

Re: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?

Val delle corti sangiovese is my go to under $25 Sangiovese. Very good.
by Rich Salsano
January 22nd, 2019, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas Wine
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Ceritas Wine

I would probably let the wines settle a bit more and honestly these wines show best with some age on them. What wines did you get? If you got all single vineyard wines, I probably would show some restraint and wait a bit. If you got some Coastalina Pinot, I guess it wouldn’t hurt to pop one this wee...
by Rich Salsano
January 17th, 2019, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Camille (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: TN: 2016 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Camille (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

AlexS wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Pardon my ignorance, but what does the "Camille" designation signify?
In addition to the note below, it’s also the name of his sister and fellow winemaker so it’s possible she has more influence or is responsible for creating that particular cuvée.

Love Lapierre wines btw.
by Rich Salsano
January 8th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 3728

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

2004 Kent Rasmussen Petit Verdot looks like my winner. 77.2 CT average but a few very low scores bringing down the score and I question the tasters palates tbh.

Either way, that bottle needs to go!
by Rich Salsano
December 29th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION WITH A SPRING 2019 UPDATE
Replies: 51
Views: 2333

Re: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION

Great read. Thanks for sharing. Going to Amsterdam for the first time in February. Will report back with my plans once made.
by Rich Salsano
December 16th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nebbiolo daily drinkers?
Replies: 64
Views: 3421

Re: Nebbiolo daily drinkers?

Rich Stahmer wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 7:14 am
I found one that I really liked for under $15 Nino Negri Valtellina Superiore Quadrio it's 90% nebbiolo and hard to put down at this price point.
That’s a great suggestion. Haven’t bought that in a few years but it’s a great wine. I may need to seek that out again.
by Rich Salsano
December 11th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Riesling from USA ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3326

Re: Favorite Riesling from USA ?

Just had a Nathan Kendall 2016 Dry Riesling from the Finger Lakes. It ranks up there with Ravines and Wiemer offerings. Had a bit more complexity and seemed slightly more fruit driven than Ravines from the same vintage. Definitely up there for me too. Have had a few vintages of Kendall Riesling and...
by Rich Salsano
December 10th, 2018, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: TN: Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009

I just popped a 2014 of this over the weekend, also from Garagiste, and loved it. High toned red fruits and briney green olive salad with lots of acidity.
by Rich Salsano
December 6th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 98
Views: 7475

Re: Somm 3

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 1:38 pm
I cannot for the life of me imagine Pascaline being part of a rigged tasting. Same for Aldo.
Not implying the tasting was rigged at all. Just pointing out it how it looks to have the people involved in the tasting now selling the exclusive wine that won the tasting.
by Rich Salsano
December 6th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 98
Views: 7475

Re: Somm 3

In case you want to recreate the pinot tasting, this will start you on your way [wink.gif] https://www.vervewine.com/products/6333/variants/7006/day-3-best-of-somm-iii-gift-pack-per-gift-pack?utm_campaign=Holiday%202018%20-%2012%20Days%20of%20Gifting&utm_content=80686165&utm_medium=social&utm_sourc...
by Rich Salsano
December 2nd, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are the star up and coming US winemakers
Replies: 33
Views: 2349

Re: Who are the star up and coming US winemakers

I will go in a different direction and say Nathan Kendall from the Finger Lakes region. You should try his Riesling.
by Rich Salsano
November 30th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Advise
Replies: 20
Views: 1017

Re: Finger Lakes Advise

Add Forge to your list of places to check out for reds.
by Rich Salsano
November 27th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 4720

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

Really enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing Ian.
by Rich Salsano
November 25th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise

Arv R wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 10:21 am
Free corkage in exchange for $24k in property taxes isn't an awesome trade
Lol. True. [swearing.gif]
by Rich Salsano
November 21st, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 2454

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

Had a great time on Tuesday night. Food was really quite excellent and the wines showed very well for the most part. I don't drink a ton of N. Rhone so it was a really nice entry point into some well known producers. Standouts for me were the Clape Cornas, the Chapoutier and the 10 Allemand with the...
by Rich Salsano
November 19th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 2454

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

Looking good. So which of my three options should I bring? Any opinions? Although they are all good picks I think the E Guigal would be best choice as it is a bit more classically styled if my research is correct and the Allemands would be fairly.traditional too. Could be wrong as I have not tried ...
by Rich Salsano
November 19th, 2018, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Vietti Barolo Castiglione
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2013 Vietti Barolo Castiglione

Thanks for the note. I drank all of my 2012 of this wine and really enjoyed them. Glad to hear the 2013 is approachable now. I have been keeping my hands off 2013 for the most part but can give this a whirl.
by Rich Salsano
November 19th, 2018, 4:05 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 222
Views: 22268

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

Viaggio was killer. Would definitely go back. And I am adding Central and Main to the list! Thanks folks!!
by Rich Salsano
November 16th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2458

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

Flatiron wines
Plucky wine shop
Moore brothers
by Rich Salsano
November 16th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 2454

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

J a y H a c k wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Looking good. So which of my three options should I bring? Any opinions?
Either the 97 or the 01 Guigal sound good to me.
by Rich Salsano
November 11th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Christmas in Vienna
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Christmas in Vienna

We had an amazing meal at Silvio Nikol at Palais Coburg but that might be fancier than you are looking for.
by Rich Salsano
November 11th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 3406

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

Jaboulet Secrets du Rhône. Should be about $11 or so. Tough to beat at that price.

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