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by Mark Cochard
August 6th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine authentication books
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Wine authentication books

Maureen Downey MW provides these services too. You might remember her from the documentary 'Sour Grapes' I cannot really imagine why anyone with expertise in this niche would want to write a book about how to do it. Plus it would need to be massive - the collection of old legit labels that Cornwell...
by Mark Cochard
August 4th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?

Yeah, We had booked 4 nights in Belfast and 3 in Kennebunkport last month and our host in Belfast gave us a heads up so we cancelled and are now going to the Adirondacks as PA is not one of the quarantine states yet in NY.
by Mark Cochard
August 3rd, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?

If you are staying over night or longer, there is a mandatory 14 day quarantine depending on what state you are coming from.
https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartin ... althy/faqs
by Mark Cochard
December 6th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?

+1 on Brundlmayer's Heurigenhof in Kamptal.
Also Nikolaihof's is good as well in the Wachau.
A really cool ride and view is to drive to the top of the Heilingenstein vineyard in Kamptal, take a picnic lunch and a bottle of wine.
by Mark Cochard
November 26th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm needs training and it shows
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: Somm needs training and it shows

This the wrong video here is the correct one
by Mark Cochard
November 26th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm needs training and it shows
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Somm needs training and it shows

This is hilarious
by Mark Cochard
November 25th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2870

Re: Barolo recs

This is in the $30 range believe Regal imports it. Marziano Abbona, Barolo (2015)
Very nice.
by Mark Cochard
November 13th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?
Replies: 15
Views: 3046

Re: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?

Restaurant Konstantin Filippou https://konstantinfilippou.com/ Michelin 2* enjoyed it very much, also has a more casual place a few doors away O boufés.

EF16 Gashaus and Weinbar https://www.ef16.net/ Also very good.
by Mark Cochard
November 13th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings
Replies: 20
Views: 2785

Re: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings

Here is his full bio
https://www.markoldman.com/about/full-bio/
Any one read any of his books? Never heard of any of them.
by Mark Cochard
October 21st, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED
Replies: 284
Views: 29431

Re: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED

Mike/Todd, Can you post as a sticky on wine talk again. There are many board members from Philly who are not on the list.
I just saw this for the 1st time.
by Mark Cochard
October 17th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 50
Views: 4672

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Todd, Lots of good reccs so far, here is a link to Philly Mags top 50 with links to their websites. Fishtown/Kensington and East Passyunk are Uber rides away.
https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/50-best-restaurants/.
by Mark Cochard
October 2nd, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some of California's most famous wines came from a science experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 1277

Re: Some of California's most famous wines came from a science experiment.

The Nielsen vineyard was planted in 1964, so was the 1st commercial vineyard in Santa Barbara County. From my Power Point on North America The Okanagan Valley is the continuation of the Sonoran dessert into Canada. 5 sub regions North to South Kelowna, Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Golden Mile and Black...
by Mark Cochard
September 12th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 89
Views: 5981

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

Just had Las Mercedes 2017 Pais Maule Valley
Here is a picture of the harvest
Image

Also there was a session at Texsom that showed
2107 Garage Secano Interior Portezuelo Maule Valley
2017 Vina Gonzalez Bastias Maule Valley
2017 Rogue Vine Grand Itata Tinro Itata Valley
by Mark Cochard
August 23rd, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Saint-Emillion restaurants
Replies: 0
Views: 2189

Saint-Emillion restaurants

Will have 3 nights in Saint-Emillion.
Here is a list of potential restaurants.
Does any one have any opinions on these or other recommendations?
Le Logis de la Cadene
Le Clos du Roy
Le Tertre
L’Huitrier Pie
Le Bistrot des Vignobles
Les Délices du Roy
L’Envers du Décor
Comptoir des Arts
by Mark Cochard
August 22nd, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Saint-Emilion classification runs into more trouble
Replies: 33
Views: 2543

Re: The Saint-Emilion classification runs into more trouble

This explains some of it https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/08 ... al-charges
Heading there next. I'll see what the tone is.
by Mark Cochard
August 16th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 4893

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Chesapeake & Maine oysters with DFH Sea Quench
A(Muse)
https://www.amuse-rehoboth.com/

Heirloom in Lewes - Check out their yelp page, the owner skewers bad customers.
http://www.heirloomdelaware.com/

https://rehobothfoodie.com/
by Mark Cochard
July 23rd, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 2632

Re: Seville/Sevilla

todd waldmann wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 8:34 am
Catch a Flamenco performance at la Casa del Flamenco. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Spain a few years ago.
+1
by Mark Cochard
July 22nd, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 2632

Re: Seville/Sevilla

[https://azahar-sevilla.com/sevilletapas/][/url]Here is a good tapas bar review site , She also does tapas tours. We did the Sherry and Tapas tour and had a great time.
by Mark Cochard
July 22nd, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 3196

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

What were the Pennsylvanian wines you had that you didn't like? There *are* decent wineries there. Ok, I’ll ask since no one else has ... name some decent Pennsylvanian wineries please. Bill (N.B) worked at Chaddsford for over 20 Years. No longer there. Here are a few VaLa Allegro Penns Woods Pinna...
by Mark Cochard
July 12th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux Wine Travel - Henri Challeau
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Bordeaux Wine Tours - Henri Challeau

Saint Emillion
Château Coutet
Château La Croizille will have a picnic lunch here
Château Canon La Gaffeliere
Pomerol
Château Gazin

We are staying in Saint Emillion then heading for the Dordogne.
by Mark Cochard
July 12th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux Wine Travel - Henri Challeau
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Bordeaux Wine Tours - Henri Challeau

Thanks, Will be having lunch at Château La Croizille, which Henri has arranged for us.
by Mark Cochard
July 12th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux Wine Travel - Henri Challeau
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Bordeaux Wine Tours - Henri Challeau

Which Chateau did you have lunch?
by Mark Cochard
June 26th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What to do with one day in Nashville?
Replies: 13
Views: 3059

Re: What to do with one day in Nashville?

From an earlier Thread. Enjoyed the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The tour of the Ryman Auditorium was very cool. Antique Archaeology is neat , The pickers store. 1300 Clinton St #130 In the same complex is the Corsair distillery tasting room. Also in town is...
by Mark Cochard
June 25th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Great restaurants near DFW
Replies: 7
Views: 2775

Re: Great restaurants near DFW

Gemma
2323 N Henderson Ave #109, Dallas, TX 75206
http://gemmadallas.com/
about 30 minutes away from DFW
by Mark Cochard
April 25th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 23
Views: 1337

Re: Nashville music/club question

Enjoyed the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The tour of the Ryman Auditorium was very cool.
Antique Archaeology is neat , The pickers store. 1300 Clinton St #130
In the same complex is the Corsair distillery tasting room. Also in town is Green Brier Distilling.
by Mark Cochard
April 9th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please

In Vienna
Weinfach Vinothek & Bar
http://www.weinfach.at/#!home/main

EF 16 Gashaus and Weinbar https://www.ef16.net/

Restaurant Konstantin Filippou Michelin 1* and has a more casual place next door
https://konstantinfilippou.com/restaurant/
by Mark Cochard
March 27th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone ever visit the Sherry lodges in Jerez?
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Anyone ever visit the Sherry lodges in Jerez?

Just was there last fall.
Visited
Valdespino
Lustau
Barbadillo
I made appointments through our distributors and their importers to make arrangements for my visit.
All were up close and personal
Spent 3 nights in Jerez visiting one bodega each day.
by Mark Cochard
March 20th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants

Will be driving around Colorado this summer with stops in Aspen, Telluride and Vail.
Looking for restaurant recommendations. Already know about Little Nell in Aspen.
by Mark Cochard
March 12th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Wine Shop Recommendations - International
Replies: 14
Views: 856

Re: Wine Shop Recommendations - International

Cave du Verger des Papes In Chateauneuf. http://www.caveduverger.com/
Will ship.
by Mark Cochard
February 28th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5982

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Rose 2016 blew the doors off the other rose in a tasting a year ago Sheldrake Point Rose 2016, Bridge Lane Rose 2016 Hudson-Chatham Rose Adelsheim Rose of Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley Benton-Lane Rose of Pinto Noir 2016, Willamette Valley, OR Eola Hills Pinot Noir R...
by Mark Cochard
February 28th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5982

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Rose 2016 blew the doors off the other rose in a tasting a year ago Sheldrake Point Rose 2016, Bridge Lane Rose 2016 Hudson-Chatham Rose Adelsheim Rose of Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley Benton-Lane Rose of Pinto Noir 2016, Willamette Valley, OR Eola Hills Pinot Noir Ro...
by Mark Cochard
February 4th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning Italian Wines in One Year?
Replies: 64
Views: 2613

Re: Learning Italian Wines in One Year?

Here is another good site. Founded by former director of education for the Society of Wine Educators and vice president of wine education for Winebow,
https://italianwinecentral.com/
by Mark Cochard
January 30th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Granada - Nerja - Sevilla - Córdoba
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Granada - Nerja - Sevilla - Córdoba

Here is a link to my google map with restaurants and sights in Cordoba, Sevilla, Jerez and Granada
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit? ... 62844&z=15
Tried to shorten the link but Bitly wouldn't do it.
by Mark Cochard
January 30th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Granada - Nerja - Sevilla - Córdoba
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Granada - Nerja - Sevilla - Córdoba

In Sevilla Tapas Casa Morales Garcia de Vinuesa Bodeguita Romero it was packed Vineria San Telmo La Azotea Cafe Bar Las Terasas Here is a good list of Tapas places http://azahar-sevilla.com/sevilletapas/ Granada at the St Nicolas Viewpoint Carmen Mirador de Aixa Spectacular views of the Alhambra at ...
by Mark Cochard
December 19th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 23
Views: 1337

Re: Nashville music/club question

Forgot to mention there is a Nashville live music venue app.
https://www.visitmusiccity.com/plan/liv ... lemusicapp
It has everything you need to see live music
by Mark Cochard
December 19th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 23
Views: 1337

Re: Nashville music/club question

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge and Robert's Western World do not allow day packs to be brought in. Had a jerk for a waiter at City house, but my buddy who works for a wine distributor in Nashville loves it. Bastion was very good - alums of Catbird, sort of works the same way, pre fixe with 3 choices per co...
by Mark Cochard
December 4th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on stems / whole cluster...
Replies: 67
Views: 3418

Re: Thoughts on stems / whole cluster...

Haven't read the article yet. From Wine Business Monthly's digital edition. Article starts on page 40.
[urlhttps://www.winebusiness.com/wbm/?go=getDigital ... ueId=10578][/url]
by Mark Cochard
November 27th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on stems / whole cluster...
Replies: 67
Views: 3418

Re: Thoughts on stems / whole cluster...

I posted this link in the last discussion of whole cluster.
Winemakers interviewed include Jeremy Seysses, Taras Ochota, Pax Mahle and Mathieu Lapierre
https://www.guildsomm.com/public_conten ... -interview
by Mark Cochard
November 20th, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty
Replies: 32
Views: 1932

Re: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty

Michel Abood wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 8:33 am
Mark Cochard wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 7:55 am
OK, I'll look for the Fleur de l'Europe Brut Nature.

Let me know if you are interested in getting distribution in Delaware.
I work at a wine store in Wilmington.
Mark, let's talk. We are in MD, VA and DC but not DE (yet).
PM Sent
by Mark Cochard
November 20th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty
Replies: 32
Views: 1932

Re: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty

OK, I'll look for the Fleur de l'Europe Brut Nature.

Let me know if you are interested in getting distribution in Delaware.
I work at a wine store in Wilmington.
by Mark Cochard
November 20th, 2018, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty
Replies: 32
Views: 1932

Re: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty

Michel, Can you let me know where I can get Champagne Fleury. Doing a tasting and need something from the Aube. You can PM me if you don't want to advertise. Hey Mark, Fleury is in NY in a bunch of places, where are you located? Philly and Wilmington This is the one I am looking for Champagne Fleur...
by Mark Cochard
November 19th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th
Replies: 46
Views: 2620

Re: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th

It looks like a at least 4 hour train ride from Madrid to Haro and you change trains in Zaragoza. Use this website to book Renfe trains https://www.trainline.eu/, much easier to use the the Renfe site and they also have an AP.
by Mark Cochard
November 19th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty
Replies: 32
Views: 1932

Re: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty

Michel, Can you let me know where I can get Champagne Fleury. Doing a tasting and need something from the Aube. You can PM me if you don't want to advertise.
by Mark Cochard
November 16th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty
Replies: 32
Views: 1932

Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty

https://bit.ly/2ONRj9l I met up with Michel for dinner in Beaune in 2006.
by Mark Cochard
November 15th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 3524

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

Agree on the palace and El Escorial. Day trip to Toledo to see the cathedral is worth it as well.
by Mark Cochard
November 15th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 3524

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

In Madrid, check out the Reina Sophia Museum, Picasso's Guernica is there. https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en.

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