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by mike pobega
January 15th, 2020, 2:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 18
Views: 1272

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

Some of the most thoughtful and passionately made wines I have ever enjoyed. Love Kelley Fox Pinots.
by mike pobega
January 11th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603405

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x 2013 Livia Fontana Barolo Fontanin
1x 2009 Gaja Barbaresco
1x 2015 Ferdinando Principiano Barolo Cru Ravera
3x 2014 Giovanni Manzone Barolo Castelletto
by mike pobega
January 10th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Nebbiolo Winemaker Dinner Wednesday Feb 5 NYC
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Nebbiolo Winemaker Dinner Wednesday Feb 5 NYC

Interested. Thanks Gregory.
by mike pobega
January 7th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Aged To Kalons NYC late January-Wu's Wonton King
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Aged To Kalons NYC late January-Wu's Wonton King

There are some bottle ideas in this link from this 13 year old thread from some inconsequential little NYC group. https://clonyc.blogspot.com/2007/12/clonyc-7-to-kalon-athon_13.html I will even help in some restaurant recommendations that could work better with Cabernet Sauvignon. Risotteria Melotti...
by mike pobega
January 7th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1918

Re: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020

I just booked this in Trastevere for my children and myself. One of the hottest trends is eating in a Nonna's home. You can cook with locals, eat with locals and even shop the Mercato with locals. We are just doing the Party in Barbara's home and I hardly think she is a Nonna..... I will keep you al...
by mike pobega
January 4th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1224
Views: 69948

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Thanks My high hydration (80%) dough is made with Mulino Marino Manitoba (575gr), Maiorca flour from Sicily (125gr) and 50gr spelt flour. -600 ml warmish water and 7gr "Mastro Fornaio" beer yeast by Paneangeli, 20 grams pink sea salt and 15 gr olive oil. -3 hour rest/48 hour cold fermentation and di...
by mike pobega
January 4th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1224
Views: 69948

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Loving the Detroit pizza craze going on in my house.
by mike pobega
January 4th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603405

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I got these last week. Holdovers from the Marathon LastBottles was throwing:
2011 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto

Late last week these:
2010 Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna La Rosa

and I got a good one last night:
2015 Ferdinando Principiano Barolo, Ravera

See a pattern? [cheers.gif]
by mike pobega
December 28th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1918

Re: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020

Although this place is not fancy in any way, shape or form we stopped in here a few times during our leisurely week in Rome because it is flat out delicious. Pizzeria Florida is all counter service; Via Florida 25 00186 Roma Italy Centro Storico Watch this guy from 1:55 https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by mike pobega
December 27th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4844

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

2011 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
by mike pobega
December 25th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Kobalt Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 2
Views: 292

TN: 2008 Kobalt Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2008 Kobalt Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/25/2019) Still dark ad midnight. Nose shows well rounded cool cassis. This is fully resolved and probably in the best spot it will ever be. Creamy and dense but pure and intense, this has notes of black currant, lead pencil shavings ...
by mike pobega
December 24th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1387
Views: 73260

Re: What did you cook tonight?

New item this year. Salted bacala in a yellow tomato and caper sauce. It's a twist on something I had seen with red tomatoes.

Merry Christmas to you all. Enjoy your families.
by mike pobega
December 22nd, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5068

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

By the way the other person who was no show at My Wilton gig was Dan Hammer and when I called him after 40 minutes late he told me he could not make it as he was stuck in traffic. I was trying to be above all this sh*t but my New Years resolution was to call it for what it is. So the miserable curm...
by mike pobega
December 22nd, 2019, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2074

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

Yeah, I made such a rookie mistake: I should have waited. When I requested the delivery the temps were good, something like 40-50s but who know the wine would sit in a trailer in Nebraska (or NY as one FEDEX story says) for nearly 1 week extra. temps dipped way down in that extended time. I got the ...
by mike pobega
December 20th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2074

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

Thanks Russ.
I appreciate you doing the work on this. Frustrating for sure.
by mike pobega
December 18th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2074

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

My winebid box is stalled on Nebraska.
3.5 days now.
May be popsicles for all I know ...
by mike pobega
December 16th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1387
Views: 73260

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Tonight I made veal cutlets in an onion and caper reduction with roasted new potatoes and opened a 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco.
It is a good night.
by mike pobega
December 16th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7404
Views: 458810

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I got 2 bottles of 2011 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto

So much fun!
by mike pobega
December 11th, 2019, 2:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5068

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

What a dickhead post. This is why I spend less time here and certainly would never attend one of your dinners. If all I wanted to do was drink labels, I could have did that anytime. I wanted structure and more of a theme than a hodgepodge lineup of $300+ bottles. Your listed lineup does not move me....
by mike pobega
December 10th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5068

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Lots of work. Changing attitudes of restaurateurs. Indifference to scheduling issues from some attendees. Much has changed in the years since I started my group (2004). I have met some amazing people and made some new friends, but (early on) I also met a very few that I would not want to share a sid...
by mike pobega
December 9th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 528
Views: 54642

Re: Official WTSO thread

Anyone else grab these? I don't think they lasted too long.
Fontanafredda Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba 2013 (1.00 Liter) for $33?
I did.
Seem like a great deal in a very usable and welcomed format.
by mike pobega
December 2nd, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Floral barolo recs
Replies: 45
Views: 2051

Re: Floral barolo recs

It's a good question. I myself in my limited experience usually turn to Barbaresco when I seek those qualities in Nebbiolo.
Cheers
by mike pobega
November 16th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Accidental Pobega: 2018 Vincent Pinot Gris (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, McMinnville)
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: The Accidental Pobega: 2018 Vincent Pinot Gris (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, McMinnville)

The first part of this topic may have come up in about 1960 in a conversation between my parents....
lol
by mike pobega
November 12th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC

Updated post 1
by mike pobega
November 10th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC

Lol.
It didn't.
by mike pobega
November 10th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC

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by mike pobega
November 10th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC

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by mike pobega
November 10th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC

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by mike pobega
November 10th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Vino, grub and fun at Vine in the OC

I had an opportunity to meet with some of the west coast boys last evening in San Clemente. Seven thirsty souls converged at Vine restaurant on a beautiful November eve. Some new friends were made as we broke bread and enjoyed some very great wines. I'll summarize how the wines showed in the order I...
by mike pobega
November 9th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 4267

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1

See you guys tonight. Looking forward to it.
by mike pobega
November 8th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 4267

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1

Please, if I can add a plus 1. May I?
by mike pobega
November 7th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 4267

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1

Sorry to hear, Dennis. Feel better.

Yes, we are set for 8 although I am not sure of the count....
by mike pobega
November 5th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 4267

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1

Awesome.


Would not mind for a decent Tempranillo to show up-- hint hint.
:)
by mike pobega
November 1st, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7404
Views: 458810

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I gotta say, hats off to Lastbottlewines. Fast in answering emails. After tasting the 2013 Lutum Sanford and Benedict Pinot and loving it I figured why not try for more. There was 12 left and I am now the owner of them for $30 per. Hell Of A deal.
by mike pobega
November 1st, 2019, 2:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 4267

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1

Looks like we are six total.
I have a Cab and an extra bottle of Pinot, just in case.
I say bring what you'd like to bring, just not Bordeaux unless its Pavie....lol
by mike pobega
October 28th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 4267

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1

I am looking forward to meeting you guys. Should be fun. I guess being a ten minute walk is a good thing. lol
by mike pobega
October 18th, 2019, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 10497

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

No criticism, just a comment.
by mike pobega
October 18th, 2019, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 10497

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

It seems clear there is a limited supply due to smoke taint and bottling them in the 2.5x PREMIUM magnum format minimizes (cancels out?) the loss. interesting move.
by mike pobega
October 17th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Re: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now

The Pinot Noir glass is actually quite nice. Hell of a deal for $9.99
by mike pobega
October 16th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 49
Views: 5292

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

MikeVenezia wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 7:19 am
Looks like K&L isn’t getting the 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco in stock until Feb at 39.99 a bottle. Sounds like a must try wine, I’ll have to look around!
Glad I grabbed them when I did. I have a cool 13. [cheers.gif]
by mike pobega
October 14th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know this book? Floras Funghi 2003-2013 Scarecrow wines?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Anyone know this book? Floras Funghi 2003-2013 Scarecrow wines?

I just found one in the box that I know I never ordered.
There is a thank you card in glassine envelope too.
by mike pobega
October 13th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1224
Views: 69948

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Here is my latest Taglio 10 minute autolyse. Delayed oil. Mixer for 14 minutes. 3 hours rest/48 first (refrigerator) & 24 hours second (refrigerator) but I think I will stop this first step at 36 hours as I see many bubbles. (tomorrow morning) do the 6 fold and ferment for another 24. 900 grams Ann...
by mike pobega
October 12th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7404
Views: 458810

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Just an FYI, anyone that grabbed the 2013 Lutum Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard for $30 did well. Real well.
by mike pobega
October 10th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1918

Re: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020

Our regular order at da Francesca is always Barolo. Goes without further decision. Lol I was once schooled by the Marco at Viniaetto (in my list above) the ' here in Italy we only drink Barolo on special occasions', and I proceeded to settle humbly so to a mere Nebbiolo. Lol Only when I came back an...
by mike pobega
October 9th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1918

Re: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020

I have one or two for Rome. :) Great casual dining on Roman favorites with a nice wine list including half bottles of Barolo. Piazza Navona area--Da Francesco http://www.dafrancesco.it/ Bonci's Pizzarium is a must https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187791-d941728-Reviews-Pizzarium_Bonci-...
by mike pobega
October 9th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 76
Views: 6535

Re: Winebid revised.....

Nice job, Russ.
by mike pobega
October 9th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 76
Views: 6535

Re: Winebid revised..... REVISED

Please accept our apology for how the message was conveyed last week about your shipping rates. We could have done a much better job of communicating that the change would be happening, and when, and let our customers plan on the change before it happened. This was just a pure mistake on our part. Y...
by mike pobega
October 9th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 4267

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1

Vine looks fine.
Joe, I am thinking an open theme with a lean towards US. (If a Barolo showed up, I would not complain....) champagne.gif
Andre, thanks for the legwork.

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