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by Mark Cochard
April 25th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 23
Views: 801

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: 401

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: 253

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: 399

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: 399

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: 560

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: 123
Views: 4284

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: 123
Views: 4284

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: 1757

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: 292

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: 292

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: 801

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: 801

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: 2657

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: 2657

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: 1605

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: 1605

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: 1605

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: 1874

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: 1605

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: 1605

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: 46
Views: 2306

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: 46
Views: 2306

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: 1344

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: 46
Views: 2306

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: 15088

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: 4382

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: 4096

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: 2179

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: 4096

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: 2832

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...
by Mark Cochard
August 20th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?
Replies: 142
Views: 6339

Re: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?

They gave out 4 packs to all attendees at Texsom last week. This is from the discussion forum on Guild Somm. This is the inventor Tom Lutz, Ph.D. talking. "Repour is designed to save one full bottle of wine, consumed glass-by-glass, with perfect wine preservation on all glasses. I wanted to share a ...
by Mark Cochard
August 15th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The End of WesternCivilization: Wisconsin Wine
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: The End of WesternCivilization: Wisconsin Wine

The new Napa of the North. I showed this to a somm from Toronto she was like WTF, No way.
https://eatsiptrip.10best.com/2018/08/0 ... ley-north/
by Mark Cochard
August 9th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine book for newbies?
Replies: 74
Views: 2237

Best wine book for newbies?

Howard Cooper wrote: But, would you really suggest a beginner start by trying to learn all the different regions of Italy. And, if you do, what book on Italian wine would you suggest that a beginner start with.
Italian Wine for Dummies
by Mark Cochard
August 3rd, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: After Venice ... Ideas please
Replies: 19
Views: 1043

After Venice ... Ideas please

Stayed in the liitle town of Pazzone about halfway between Lake Garda and Verona.
Day trips to Valpolicella, Soave and Gambelarra,
Towns to visit Padua, Vicenza, Verona and Sirmione
by Mark Cochard
July 23rd, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burg. producers to visit near Beaune?
Replies: 15
Views: 755

White Burg. producers to visit near Beaune?

There is a wine bar/tasting room http://www.caveau-puligny.com/en/caveau/
That is right on the square when arriving in Puligny Montrachet. They have wines from 250 producers.
1 rue de Poiseul Puligny-Montrachet
by Mark Cochard
July 19th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When spell checking matters.....Ooops. Sorry Raj.
Replies: 128
Views: 2938

When spell checking matters.....Ooops. Sorry Raj.

Here is the story from an email offering I received from Sandhi Wines. Riesling: If at first you don't succeed, DRY & DRY again! In the world of wine I am so blessed to have many deep and abiding friendships with all kinds of wonderful people. Johannes 'Josi' Leitz is the dearest of the dear to me b...
by Mark Cochard
June 20th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: A few days in Vienna - Wachau?
Replies: 25
Views: 1316

A few days in Vienna - Wachau?

http://www.konstantinfilippou.com/en/ Michelin 1*, really enjoyed it. I got this tip from a fellow wine berserker. I emailed the Austrian Wine Bureau and they set up appointments for me with each winery I wanted to go to. I used wine creds as an intro and they responded. Might be worth a try. http:...
by Mark Cochard
June 20th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Restaurant Wine Lists in Dallas?
Replies: 17
Views: 670

Great Restaurant Wine Lists in Dallas?

Here is Bullion's list https://bullionrestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Bullion_Wine-Menu_6-4-18.pdf Have not been here. FT33 was great but is closing on the June 23rd Went here last year http://gemmadallas.com/ Decent and reasonable list great food. Going back again in August. Went here las...
by Mark Cochard
June 13th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Parkerization Lie
Replies: 180
Views: 7216

The Big Parkerization Lie

Mel, Well said,I thought about a lot of this without posting. Her whole Churchill analogies are straw men waiting to be torn down.
by Mark Cochard
June 13th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Parkerization Lie
Replies: 180
Views: 7216

The Big Parkerization Lie

And there is no mention of the anti-flavor wine elite.
by Mark Cochard
June 13th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Parkerization Lie
Replies: 180
Views: 7216

The Big Parkerization Lie

I'm sure this article by Lisa Perrotti-Brown will start some discussion. https://winejournal.robertparker.com/th ... kerization
by Mark Cochard
June 6th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Advise
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Finger Lakes Advise

Fox Run Vineyards Anthony Road Wine Company These two place are run by Christopher Bates, MS and he is the chef. FLX Table https://flxtable.com/ FLX Wienery https://flxwienery.com/ He also has a winery with his brother. http://elementwinery.com/ I have met Chris a few times as well as attending a se...
by Mark Cochard
May 30th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Spanish "wine country"
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Spanish "wine country"

It will be hit or miss with which wineries will receive you. Make appointments before you go so you will not be disappointed.
https://riberadelduero.es/en/comunicaci ... s/vendimia
by Mark Cochard
May 29th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Spanish "wine country"
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Spanish "wine country"

We stayed at Hotel Tudanco in Arando del Duero. Penafiel has an amazing castle and wine museum (same building). It dominates the vista. Check this site for Renfe trains from Madrid. https://www.trainline.eu/ We visited Abadia Retuerta which is a winery within and 12 century abbey in Sardon de Duero ...

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