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by Rich Salsano
February 18th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15903
Views: 372466

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: 295

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: 2645

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: 608

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: 655

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: 3198

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: 1467

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: 3243

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: 2885

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: 556

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: 4824

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: 4824

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: 2161

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: 886

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: 4344

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: 662

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: 1847

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: 1847

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: 453

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: 217
Views: 19991

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: 2269

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: 1847

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: 498

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: 3178

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: 1847

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: 1624

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: 1847

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: 1847

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: 1847

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: 938

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: 1874
Views: 104678

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: 15903
Views: 372466

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: 2334

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: 1184

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: 1009

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: 2029

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: 851

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.
by Rich Salsano
July 9th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which of these California Wineries would you remove from your tasting visit?
Replies: 37
Views: 1763

Which of these California Wineries would you remove from your tasting visit?

Bud Carey wrote:Caymus and Silver Oak.
+1

Don’t see the appeal of tasting at either.
by Rich Salsano
July 8th, 2018, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit? Update: Trip report.
Replies: 63
Views: 3878

Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit?

I believe La Vite Turchese in the town of Barolo is open on Sunday. I highly recommend going there and have Stefano set you up with a comprehensive tasting of Barolo or barbaresco. Great selection. Great place and great people. Don’t miss it.
by Rich Salsano
July 7th, 2018, 6:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: RÖSTI
Replies: 3
Views: 370

RÖSTI

Love rosti. One of my favorites from my 3 months in Zurich. Will try making this in the fall. Thanks!
by Rich Salsano
June 23rd, 2018, 4:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1874
Views: 104678

New York City Restaurants

Anyone been to Racines during the Paul Liebrandt residency? I have tentative reservations for an upcoming Friday but have been reading some mixed reviews. If it’s a pass, what about Chef’s Club with Sota Atsumi of Clown Bar? He is in nyc for 3 months trying out dishes for his next restaurant. Went ...
by Rich Salsano
June 20th, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: A few days in Vienna - Wachau?
Replies: 25
Views: 1184

A few days in Vienna - Wachau?

I actually opted for the rental car route. Found an automatic through Hertz for about €100 for the day so that works for me. I agree that having a car for the day on our own terms gives us some more flexibility so I’m happy with the result. Now I just need to book some winery appointments!
by Rich Salsano
June 17th, 2018, 7:40 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: A few days in Vienna - Wachau?
Replies: 25
Views: 1184

A few days in Vienna - Wachau?

So the trip is coming together nicely but my last decision is this. I plan on spending a day in the Wachau doing some wine tasting and I essentially have 2 options. I can rent a car for the day which would cost be about $200 USD for an automatic (I don't drive stick unfortunately) and the car rental...
by Rich Salsano
June 17th, 2018, 5:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1874
Views: 104678

New York City Restaurants

Not overly impressed with Le Bernadin. Food was executed well with high quality ingredients but the entire restaurant felt very impersonal/sterile. Service was fine. Again very assembly line(ish). I thought it was a little fast paced maybe due to the large theater crowd? Big restaurant, relatively ...
by Rich Salsano
June 16th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: General Italy Travel Questions- Update with my own Answers
Replies: 43
Views: 1256

General Italy Travel Questions

Dolomites is too far for one day. You’ll spend as much time in the car as you will on the hike. Plus, the Veneto (countryside outside Venice) is stunning, with great architecture (Palladian villas) and outstanding food and wine. It’s much closer but still too far. As much as I love Venice, only one...
by Rich Salsano
June 12th, 2018, 6:33 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15903
Views: 372466

What BEER are you drinking?

A staggering amount of great beers at a share last night. Highlights include funky and interesting sours from Wicked Weed, Hudson Valley and Russian River Brewing along with some tasty NEIPAs from Maine, Foundation, Trillium and Tree House.
by Rich Salsano
June 4th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1874
Views: 104678

New York City Restaurants

Anyone been to Racines during the Paul Liebrandt residency? I have tentative reservations for an upcoming Friday but have been reading some mixed reviews.

If it’s a pass, what about Chef’s Club with Sota Atsumi of Clown Bar? He is in nyc for 3 months trying out dishes for his next restaurant.
by Rich Salsano
June 1st, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurant recommendations in Florence/Dolomites
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Restaurant recommendations in Florence/Dolomites

l’osteria di Giovanni in Florence. Not super fancy but amazing food and service. Feel like family. I have recommended it to many others. Always a hit.

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