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by Rich Salsano
April 19th, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Vieux Donjon
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: TN: 2001 Vieux Donjon

Just had the 01 Vieux Donjon on Easter. Absolutely delicious wine. One of the best CdP I have ever had (granted I don’t drink a ton of them).
by Rich Salsano
April 19th, 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2604
Views: 177327

Re: New York City Restaurants

Heading to Jua in a couple of weeks for our anniversary. Can’t wait!!
by Rich Salsano
April 12th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico
Replies: 32
Views: 1203

Re: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico

Peter Petersen wrote: April 11th, 2021, 7:55 am Just tasted the 2016, it’s fantastic!
Totally agree. We went through 4 bottles of the 2016 in the past year. Could have aged but was quite nice right now with food.
by Rich Salsano
April 8th, 2021, 6:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1635
Views: 98990

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Not exactly pizza but it is homemade pizza dough holding together this mixture of salty goodness.
by Rich Salsano
March 19th, 2021, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High QPR Nebbiolo?
Replies: 59
Views: 3753

Re: High QPR Nebbiolo?

If you can find it, Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo D’alba Valmaggiore is spectacular.
by Rich Salsano
December 20th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Feeling optimistic - Burgundy Hotel recommendations for July?
Replies: 19
Views: 2073

Re: Feeling optimistic - Burgundy Hotel recommendations for July?

https://www.lesdeuxchevres.com/

We absolutely loved staying here and recommended it to a friend and they loved it as well.
by Rich Salsano
November 30th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Trediberri Dogliani "Bricco Mollea" (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Dogliani)
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: TN: 2019 Trediberri Dogliani "Bricco Mollea" (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Dogliani)

I just recently had both the 2019 Trediberri Barbera and the langhe Nebbiolo. Definitely preferred the Nebbiolo. The Barbera seemed a bit too ripe and alcoholic as a result. Missing some of that freshness and quaffability I look for in these wines. The dolcetto sounds great.
by Rich Salsano
October 18th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a Fall New England Trip
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

Re: Planning a Fall New England Trip

Amazing foliage in Jackson, NH. Drive the Kancamangus Highway for gorgeous vistas with scenic overlooks.
by Rich Salsano
September 14th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3384

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Ehlers, Massican and Crocker and Starr are probably my favorites with Massican being #1
by Rich Salsano
September 10th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stirm Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Re: Stirm Wine

I have had the cab pfeffer. Fun wine. Worth exploring.
by Rich Salsano
August 17th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 2605

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Corey N. wrote: August 17th, 2020, 9:12 am As a way to use up leftovers, we tend to do "breakfast burritos" on the weekend, which is scrambled eggs with whatever protein and veggies are floating around the fridge. Throw in some fresh cilantro and hotsauce and it's quite delicious.
This is exactly what we do.
by Rich Salsano
August 9th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17085
Views: 498174

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Up in Portland Maine and it’s craft beer heaven up here. Hit up Foundation and Definitive today and have been having lots of other great stuff on tap at random spots throughout the city. Bissel Brothers pickup tomorrow on the way home.
by Rich Salsano
July 28th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Enfield 2014 Brosseau Syrah
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Enfield 2014 Brosseau Syrah

Thanks Glenn. Love John’s wines in general and was thinking of popping a syrah or Pinot this weekend.

He produced a lightly skin fermented chenin Blanc / Chardonnay this year that is really fantastic btw.
by Rich Salsano
July 2nd, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 79
Views: 8833

Re: Gary V. Again.

Michael Martin wrote: July 2nd, 2020, 4:28 am He was just on CNBC.
I saw that piece. Mostly the Constellation CEO did the talking but it was good to see GV and happy for all of them.
by Rich Salsano
July 1st, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: WATERMELON-FETA-SESAME Salad
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: WATERMELON-FETA-MINT Salad

I’m a fan of those ingredients together but I find tossing them together is not the best approach because the feta sort of takes over a bit. I do small skewers with watermelon, cubed feta, cherry tomatoes and mint that is always a big hit during the summer. This was a good reminder that perhaps I sh...
by Rich Salsano
June 29th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 62
Views: 3075

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon, an off-dry, relatively low alcohol rosé blend of Gamay and Poulsard that is pure liquid joy. How did I forget this? A perennial favorite. That is a fantastic wine. For something as fruity and delicious but not sweet, my go to is Francesco Vezzelli Lambrusco di So...
by Rich Salsano
June 22nd, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5760

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

Brian McClintic just resigned as well. His resignation letter is worth reading.
by Rich Salsano
June 22nd, 2020, 4:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1990
Views: 111279

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Swordfish puttanesca over angel hair pasta.
by Rich Salsano
June 11th, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite lower alcohol wines
Replies: 33
Views: 1007

Re: Favorite lower alcohol wines

Most wines from Matthiasson are in that range. Some reds are even around or below 12. Excellent quality and ability to age.
by Rich Salsano
May 31st, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 210
Views: 20984

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

First try at a 50% Biga wheat recipe. Very good for first effort. Just a lot more work than I am used to with my no knead recipes.......
by Rich Salsano
May 27th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Massican Vermouths
Replies: 7
Views: 2778

Re: Massican Vermouths

The red vermouth is fantastic. Will be an annual purchase for me for sure. Aromatics are off the charts good.
by Rich Salsano
May 20th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 63
Views: 3218

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

I just learned a new technique that works very well. Put oil, butter or whatever in heavy bottomed pan and begin to heat. Throw in about 4 kernels. As soon as the first one pops, turn burner off and and add popcorn. Cover to retain heat. Wait 30 seconds as kernels all heat up. Then turn on stove. T...
by Rich Salsano
May 18th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1990
Views: 111279

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Looks great. And that Sorriso is such a lovely white wine. Need to seek some out.
by Rich Salsano
May 17th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1990
Views: 111279

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Made some loaded entree salads the past two days. One with Flannery dry aged NY strip. The other with Nueskes bacon and soft boiled egg. Both delicious.
by Rich Salsano
April 13th, 2020, 3:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1990
Views: 111279

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Braised rabbit ragout over fresh tagliatelle pasta.
by Rich Salsano
April 11th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais Producers - light and “crunchy” red fruits
Replies: 22
Views: 1021

Re: Beaujolais Producers - light and “crunchy” red fruits

Rich Salsano wrote: April 11th, 2020, 2:10 pm Julien Sunier fleurie from most vintages. A lot of Foillard’s wines fall into that category. Anne Sophie Dubois is another producer that scratches that itch for me.
And I would avoid 2015 vintage across the board if looking for light and crunchy, regardless of producer.
by Rich Salsano
April 11th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais Producers - light and “crunchy” red fruits
Replies: 22
Views: 1021

Re: Beaujolais Producers - light and “crunchy” red fruits

Julien Sunier fleurie from most vintages. A lot of Foillard’s wines fall into that category. Anne Sophie Dubois is another producer that scratches that itch for me.
by Rich Salsano
April 10th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Vacuum Seal
Replies: 13
Views: 1815

Re: Flannery Vacuum Seal

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: April 10th, 2020, 9:32 am I sous-vided some hangar steaks in the original packaging today and there was no leakage; they turned out fantastic.
I did last weekend as well. No issue.
by Rich Salsano
April 7th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Crunchy Red Fruit Burgundies
Replies: 37
Views: 1978

Re: TNs: Crunchy Red Fruit Burgundies

There's that word again. Crunchy I've heard this adjective when talking about red wine. To the OP, when you say "crunchy", what does that mean? Or I guess to anyone else where the word crunchy comes to mind when describing red wine, what do you mean by "crunchy"? newhere To me i...
by Rich Salsano
March 31st, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Frozen meat: yea or nay?
Replies: 53
Views: 5005

Re: Frozen meat: yea or nay?

I’ve had well sealed frozen meat after years in the freezer that was just fine. Same here. Depends on what you are doing with it also. If you are going to braise, stew, slow cook it anyway, generally no downgrade in using well packaged frozen meat. Chopped meat and stuff like that is where the diff...
by Rich Salsano
March 30th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 28
Views: 2736

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

Great video. I watched yesterday. Glad to hear good things about 2018 and it sounds as though it confirms my understanding of it being more of a drink early vintage.
by Rich Salsano
March 26th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49110

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Looks delicious, Ethan. I've read many who cook with the fat side up...any reason you went against the grain (pun intended)? I had seen some comments that it was tough to get the fat soft enough. I figured having it touching the sheet would help with heat transfer into the fat, it seemed to work we...
by Rich Salsano
March 8th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Grill, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 3458

Re: The Grill, NYC

I would check out Crown Shy downtown NYC.
by Rich Salsano
February 28th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road to Hana
Replies: 34
Views: 4319

Re: Road to Hana

I found the time commitment of driving it to not be worth the payoff. We also did the Pipiwai trail hike at the end. It was nice, but not worth the 7 hour round trip drive. This was my take on it as well, especially after coming from a week in Kauai which I thought was way more naturally beautiful ...
by Rich Salsano
February 25th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 5235

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting

I am still in for Thursday with a bottle of cru bojo and a half bottle of dessert wine.

See you all then!
by Rich Salsano
February 24th, 2020, 3:46 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New York City hotels
Replies: 35
Views: 4805

Re: New York City hotels

The rooms are a little quirky but the area is great. Usually priced cheap for NYC. I really enjoyed the NoMo hotel in SoHo.
by Rich Salsano
February 21st, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Croatia Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 3661

Re: Croatia Recommendations?

Dubrovnik https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g295371-d1484121-Reviews-Restaurant_Dubrovnik-Dubrovnik_Dubrovnik_Neretva_County_Dalmatia.html Tavulin Wine and Art Bar was a pretty fun little spot for a glass of wine and some cheese https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g295371-d1067...
by Rich Salsano
February 14th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 5235

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting

I am still good for Thursday 2/27. If we are short on attendees, I might be able to get a fellow wino to join us. Haven’t decided on a wine yet but will give that some thought.
by Rich Salsano
February 13th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Croatia Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 3661

Re: Croatia Recommendations?

We loved our stay at the Antique Hotel Split. Basically feels like you are staying in Diocletian’s Palace. Small place with only a few rooms but well attended and great location. I am sure I have some restaurant recommendations for Dubrovnik and Split but need to go back and check. Will post tomorrow.
by Rich Salsano
February 11th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49110

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Cooked a picanha yesterday. I threw it in the freezer since I knew I wouldn't get to it within a week. Threw it in the fridge 2 days before cooking, sous vide for 3 hours @ 129F, then fired up the gas BBQ grill, placing a cast iron skillet on the grates. After searing the bottom, I rotated renderin...
by Rich Salsano
February 11th, 2020, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 26112

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Purchased flannery. Just got hit. Damn.
by Rich Salsano
January 30th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scavino Sorriso Bianco
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: 2017 Scavino Sorriso Bianco

That’s a delicious wine for sure. I typically don’t see it offered many places though. I had it a couple of times while over in Piedmont and really dug it. I remember it having a really silky texture for a white wine.
by Rich Salsano
January 29th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 5235

Re: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

Sounds interesting. Have heard great things about the restaurant. Would be interested as well, date dependent.
by Rich Salsano
January 26th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most memorable wine experience
Replies: 50
Views: 2986

Re: Your most memorable wine experience

Being walked through a 5 vintage vertical of Lapierre Morgon by Matthieu at their winery in Beaujolais, inclusive of stories about each vintage. And it just so happened MS Brian McClintic was there for that tasting as well.
by Rich Salsano
January 23rd, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barbera vs Zinfandel
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: Barbera vs Zinfandel

Martinelli zin is closer in style to port for me. Not a fan of the wines and definitely not for pairing with food. Besides generally being overripe, they usually seem flabby to me and serving with food, especially anything with acid like tomatoes, just amplifies that. Barbera is a perfect match on t...
by Rich Salsano
January 22nd, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Failla Syrah Estate Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: TN: 2016 Failla Syrah Estate Vineyard

Love this wine. Just had the 2014 a couple of weeks ago. Rocking.

Thanks for the TN.
by Rich Salsano
January 19th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17085
Views: 498174

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Adam Noble wrote: January 17th, 2020, 7:20 pm Drinking a Blind Pig IPA I brought back from SF. I'm not an IPA guy, but I like this and I like it more than I do Pliny (either one). This is more balanced and a nice to sip with some instant pot butter chicken and palak paneer.
I think many folks, myself included, prefer Blind Pig to Pliny.
by Rich Salsano
January 2nd, 2020, 3:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Traveling to Florence, looking for Tuscany Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1977

Re: Traveling to Florence, looking for Tuscany Tour

I would absolutely recommend Wine Tours in Tuscany. Ask for Donatella. I have sent numerous people her way in the past. She does day long tastings in Chianti and Montalcino, typically of smaller family run wineries. I think the tours typically leave out of Siena but you can get there easily from Flo...
by Rich Salsano
December 31st, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Krakow
Replies: 8
Views: 3420

Re: Krakow

Here are links and brief descriptions from our Krakow itinerary. The polish donuts at the place listed below are a must (we went just about every day, sometimes twice in a day!) [wow.gif] and for dinners, we had very good meals at the 3 places listed below. Starka had a bunch of local Polish beers o...

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