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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: 244
Views: 21558

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 Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 26
Views: 466

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: 1106

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: 30
Views: 1944

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 Forum
Topic: Saint-Emillion restaurants
Replies: 0
Views: 606

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: 2232

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 Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1878

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
August 15th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 18
Views: 1336

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

Check out this guide, There are also guides for Bilbao and San Sebastian
http://www.maribelsguides.com/mg_larioja.pdf
https://www.maribelsguides.com/city-and ... al-guides/
by Mark Cochard
July 23rd, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

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 Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

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: 2669

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: 844

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: 844

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: 844

Re: Bordeaux Wine Tours - Henri Challeau

Which Chateau did you have lunch?
by Mark Cochard
June 26th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What to do with one day in Nashville?
Replies: 13
Views: 1954

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 Forum
Topic: Great restaurants near DFW
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

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 Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 23
Views: 1096

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: 540

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 Forum
Topic: Anyone ever visit the Sherry lodges in Jerez?
Replies: 5
Views: 357

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 22nd, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants

Thanks so much.
by Mark Cochard
March 20th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 526

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 Forum
Topic: Wine Shop Recommendations - International
Replies: 14
Views: 701

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: 5397

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: 5397

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: 2207

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 Forum
Topic: Granada - Nerja - Sevilla - Córdoba
Replies: 4
Views: 361

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 Forum
Topic: Granada - Nerja - Sevilla - Córdoba
Replies: 4
Views: 361

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 Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 23
Views: 1096

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 Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 23
Views: 1096

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: 3097

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: 3097

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: 1800

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: 1800

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: 1800

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 Forum
Topic: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th
Replies: 46
Views: 2246

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: 1800

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: 1800

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 Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 3074

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 Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 3074

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

In Madrid, check out the Reina Sophia Museum, Picasso's Guernica is there. https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en.
by Mark Cochard
November 14th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: TN: 2016 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso

PeterH wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 11:17 am
Uh-oh,Terre Nere WS #10 wine of the year. Availability will suffer.
WS#9 is actually the San Lorenzo at $60.
by Mark Cochard
November 1st, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 48
Views: 3074

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

Just got back and did 3 nights in Seville and 2 in Granada. Wish I was able to do Seville 4 and Granada 3.
by Mark Cochard
October 19th, 2018, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 16410

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

In support of blind tasting. Pascaline Lepeltier, MS in action. https://bit.ly/2CTFey6
by Mark Cochard
September 11th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Burger Porn
Replies: 95
Views: 4843

Re: Burger Porn

Had this a few years ago with 3 others, all in NY for A WEST certified Educator training, 2 from Philly, one from Boston and one from London. All 4 of us got this burger. https://www.businessinsider.com/secrets-to-perfect-burger-from-daniel-boulud-2017-12#the-result-is-two-sizeable-chunks-not-your-t...
by Mark Cochard
September 6th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4552

Re: My First...1st Growth

Jeff, The way the OP said affluent section in Northern Delaware and I knew it wasn't Colliers when he said nice guy.
Could have been Franks, we do have a side room with older vintages.
by Mark Cochard
September 6th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting Swings and Misses
Replies: 67
Views: 2469

Re: Blind Tasting Swings and Misses

At Blue Hill at Stone Barn a few years ago. Somm pours, I say right bank Bordeaux from a bad vintage, it was a 86' Beaucastel.
by Mark Cochard
September 6th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4552

Re: My First...1st Growth

Karl F wrote:
September 5th, 2018, 9:52 am
Was talking with the owner of a wine shop in the affluent section of northern DE a couple months back.
Greenville Wine and Spirits?

My 1st was an 89' Haut Brion
by Mark Cochard
August 28th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Benchmark wines
Replies: 40
Views: 3181

Re: QPR Benchmark wines

I've heard there are benchmark wines for sommelier certifications, that might be a good starting point if you can find out what they are. I was told, can't verify, that Rodano Chianti is one of them. That’s very interesting, I’d never thought of that. Maybe someone will chime in with a list, you wo...

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