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by Rich Salsano
April 14th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10705
Views: 474856

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: 1197

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: 41
Views: 1562

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: 1665

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: 447

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: 2762

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: 204
Views: 7102

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: 425
Views: 84194

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: 251

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: 771

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: 16007
Views: 377138

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: 16007
Views: 377138

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: 423

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: 2895

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: 622

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: 672

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: 3489

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
Replies: 42
Views: 1687

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: 3357

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: 3187

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: 591

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: 87
Views: 5211

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: 87
Views: 5211

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: 2272

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: 942

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: 4563

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: 708

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: 2094

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: 2094

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: 465

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: 219
Views: 20946

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: 2381

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: 2094

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: 535

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: 3328

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.
by Rich Salsano
November 10th, 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 2094

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

I’m confirmed with the above wine listed. My friend is bringing 04 Clape Cornas.
by Rich Salsano
November 6th, 2018, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reductive vs Sulfur
Replies: 48
Views: 1668

Re: Reductive vs Sulfur

Approaching this from the non-science perspective, I see reduction and sulfur two separate things in white burgundy. I associate reduction with a flinty, slightly struck match aroma. I associate sulfur with an overt sulfur aroma (with is a known entity to me as I grew up and still live near an acti...
by Rich Salsano
October 16th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 2094

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

I also have another like minded Rhône drinking friend who would like to join us. So please put me down as a +1 for the night. I will find out what he is bringing.
by Rich Salsano
October 16th, 2018, 4:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 2094

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

Sh@n A wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Rich Salsano wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 2:54 pm
I think this date would work for me. Count me in as interested. Thanks!
added! please let me know which bottle you will be bringing.
2007 Francois Villard Cote Rotie La Brocarde most likely
by Rich Salsano
October 15th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 2094

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

I think this date would work for me. Count me in as interested. Thanks!
by Rich Salsano
October 1st, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Melinda’s 50th Celebration
Replies: 24
Views: 988

Re: Melinda’s 50th Celebration

Awesome!!! Menu sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing Glenn! And a very happy birthday to Melinda from Jill and I! champagne.gif
by Rich Salsano
September 23rd, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2000
Views: 110155

Re: New York City Restaurants

Just had a fantastic meal at Momofuku Nishi on Friday night. Would absolutely go back. Wine list not great but Castello di Ama San Lorenzo for around $90 wasn’t too much of a rip.

The bagna cauda endive and the pastas were so funky and different and just delicious.
by Rich Salsano
September 1st, 2018, 4:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16007
Views: 377138

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

A run through of most of Tree House’s IPA lineup and a few other randoms mixed in. Very Green was the winner for me with Bbbright, Julius and Haze trailing closely behind.

Good stuff.
by Rich Salsano
August 15th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best village burg producers for 2015 vintage
Replies: 38
Views: 2462

Re: Best village burg producers for 2015 vintage

Huge fan of the 15 Domaine Duroche Bourgogne.
by Rich Salsano
August 9th, 2018, 6:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: A few days in Vienna - Wachau?
Replies: 25
Views: 1276

A few days in Vienna - Wachau?

Is first week of Nov too late in the season for a satisfying trip to Wachau wine region? I’ve read alternately that it could be harvest time for some or that it could also be approaching the time that places could be closing up shop for the winter. Based on what was communicated to me while we were...
by Rich Salsano
August 8th, 2018, 3:48 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Charleston in early August?
Replies: 20
Views: 1031

Charleston in early August?

I thought I would revive this thread instead of starting a new one. Wife and I are going a bit of a SE road trip after flying in to (mid Aug this year) Pensacola FL and renting a car from there. We will be in Gulf Shores, AL for a week and then driving to the Lake Lanier (N/NE of ATL) area for a fe...
by Rich Salsano
July 25th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC offlines
Replies: 53
Views: 2274

NYC offlines

I might be interested in this so will stay tuned to the thread.
by Rich Salsano
July 23rd, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Florence & Rome
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Florence & Rome

Bistro di Giovanni in Florence. Just trust me on this. Home style rustic cuisine and the plates just keep coming with several extras from the kitchen.

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