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by Karl_O'Donoghue
January 26th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 17200

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

I was hoping to test these in advance, but missed out - however the nice vids posted convinced me to take 6xCru, so looking forward to them. Best of luck with the venture Chris.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
January 26th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3284

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

ordered 2 six packs, once again ... love these wines ... Thanks John.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
January 26th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Newbie! SILAS WINES BDX OFFERS - Eye-watering Prices on Elegant Willamette Valley Wine!
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: SILAS WINES BDX OFFERS - Eye-watering Prices on Elegant Oregon Wine!

Ordered 2 x 6 packs .. but your accountant must be happy - the website jumped into next day air shipping $127 instead of $15 ... can you assist please?
by Karl_O'Donoghue
January 26th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 5923

Re: Flannery Beef!

Ordered once again. Thanks !!!
by Karl_O'Donoghue
January 26th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 75
Views: 3957

Re: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS - ROULETTE - SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

Trying out some red packs. Looking forward to tasting them. Easy purchase.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
November 19th, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Loneliest Road in America!
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

The Loneliest Road in America!

Lex, regarding wine, there is no choice. ITs a set menu, communal table ... salad, meats, veg, sides, cheese, water, and chilled red basque wine they make themselves, which is quite tasty ...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
October 11th, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Loneliest Road in America!
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

The Loneliest Road in America!

In 2008, we drove from Sea Ranch CA to NY, via highway 50 in an old '73 911 targa, and stopped in Ely overnight, staying at a B&B which was a former brothel. Called the B&B to confirm we were on our way that morning and they asked if we would arrive before or after 8pm, as they would be in bed after...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
June 18th, 2017, 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone been to Paris lately?
Replies: 129
Views: 9270

Anyone been to Paris lately?

Went back to Spring and Regalade. Had perhaps best turbot I have had at Spring. Perfectly cooked.
Stayed in 9th and had lunch at "52 faubourg st.denis". Exceptional vicchysoisse with leek puree and curried mussels and sesame chips. Open 7 days a week so good for Sunday lunch or dinner.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
January 26th, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Portland, Maine
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Portland, Maine

Miyake, mos def. Go south to Biddeford to Palace Diner. Yum. Go north to Rockland for Suzuki Sushi (incredible). Last summer we also ate a several places in Belfast like a popup begetarian that was Out Of This World (Suzuki's is also OOTW as is Miyake, and Palace ... seriously ... :-)
by Karl_O'Donoghue
January 26th, 2017, 4:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: tercero wines :Sampler Specials! Extended Thru 2/2 (My Bday!)
Replies: 32
Views: 2514

tercero wines :Sampler Specials!

Bought 2 packs. Loved what i bought last year.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
November 6th, 2016, 8:20 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone been to Paris lately?
Replies: 129
Views: 9270

Anyone been to Paris lately?

I was back again 2 weeks ago, and ate at La Regalade .... delicious .... 3 course prix fixe $37 Euro ... plus upon seating, you are presented with a full pork terrine as a gift for the table with delicious country bread, and if one person says they do not eat pork, they bring a seafood terrine in ad...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
November 6th, 2016, 8:09 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Ireland Cork, Kerry and Dublin
Replies: 20
Views: 996

Ireland Cork, Kerry and Dublin

From your map, it looks like you avoid Kinsale. Bad idea if you like to eat :-) Fishy's and other joints are superb. Kenmare is a great town (there is a wine store with interesting selections run by the first cousin of Michel Bras - Michelin 3 star chef in Lagiole, France - both fellows are very fri...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
July 7th, 2016, 4:24 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone been to Paris lately?
Replies: 129
Views: 9270

Anyone been to Paris lately?

We went to AG St.G last Friday for lunch and it was superb. Not packed and just right. Also went to Georges (top of Pompidou Center - separate entrance which is good way to avoid queues for museum) and had good burger / salad / pea soup. Verre Volee in 10th for black pudding was also delicious. Atel...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
June 21st, 2016, 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 971

Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?

What about l'Arpege? If at the very high end of vegetarian ...
http://www.alain-passard.com/en/
by Karl_O'Donoghue
April 3rd, 2016, 5:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sicily in the Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Sicily in the Spring

We visited end Feb, our first trip. Paris to Catania, on EasyJet, for about 75E roundtrip and relatively uneventful. AirBnB'd 2 nights in Catania, and 3 nights in Modica. The owner of the Catania AirBnB got us a reservation at a fabulous seafood restaurant beside the fish market called MM trattoria ...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
April 2nd, 2016, 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Help pick our 3 week France Itinerary
Replies: 31
Views: 1888

Help pick our 3 week France Itinerary

Thanks to everyone for the fantastic feedback. This is exactly what I was hoping for. Northern Rhone is probably out. I hadn't found too much on that in researching, but we had generally had good success with wine areas previously. Plus, it provided a natural stopping point on the road (if we were ...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
April 2nd, 2016, 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegas Restaurants for next week.
Replies: 44
Views: 2333

Vegas Restaurants for next week.

I always eat at Lotus of Siam, when I am visiting. With Uber, it is easy to get to. Tried Golden Steer Steakhouse and had a good time. Steak is not Flannery's but is decent. Retro type place.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
April 2nd, 2016, 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris - Need Restaurant Recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 3332

Paris - Need Restaurant Recommendations

We ate recently at Verjus, La Bourse et la Vie, and Heimat and definitely recommend the first two. Heimat was good, but below the other two. Also ate at wine bars near Canal St Martin .... La Verre Volee (superb boudin noir and Hermitage Dard-Ribo) and La Cave a Michel (excellent Cornas of Matthieu ...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
April 2nd, 2016, 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe Travel - Safe?
Replies: 39
Views: 1527

Europe Travel - Safe?

Just spent last 4 days in Paris and all fears were squashed after arriving. There is military/police presence but not much more than usual. We used Uber a lot and everyone of our drivers were of Muslim/Islamic descent and were a joy to talk with and very accommodating. Life seems to be back to norm...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
February 14th, 2016, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10929
Views: 398295

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Special day so tried one of the older italians i picked up from CSW. Some were part of the over the hill gang (a few were past it, but CSW stepped up w/store credit) but this Spanna was still bright, with alcohol levels still noticeable, and slight sweetness mixed with rustic fruits. http://i.imgur....
by Karl_O'Donoghue
February 7th, 2016, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines to bring back from Paris.
Replies: 90
Views: 7670

Wines to bring back from Paris.

I like Petrissan ... on Av Niel in the 17th. The bistro they run is next door has great food, the wine is sold by measure, old school, by measuring how much of the bottle you drank. And you can buy in the store and drink in the restaurant for a 20Euro corkage fee. I asked in the cave if they had whi...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
January 30th, 2016, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Rec. for NYC French restaurant
Replies: 18
Views: 2985

Rec. for NYC French restaurant

oops, Michel, you are quite right. Wasn't paying attention to the uptown part. I liked RougeTomate on 60th .... great wine list and friendly sommelier, but it closed, and is moving to Chelsea, soon. Nougatine is good value. I have heard only good things about Racines, but will try it in a few weeks....
by Karl_O'Donoghue
January 28th, 2016, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Rec. for NYC French restaurant
Replies: 18
Views: 2985

Rec. for NYC French restaurant

Nougatine is good value.

I have heard only good things about Racines, but will try it in a few weeks. One of the owners is a partner in Chamber Street Wines.
http://racinesny.com/
by Karl_O'Donoghue
January 11th, 2014, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My greatest restaurant wine find
Replies: 61
Views: 4219

My greatest restaurant wine find

I had a 1997 Chave Hermitage last April for $100, and a Raveneau 1er Cru Foret 2005 for $60. This was in Ireland - recession special. They had some '82 Ducru Beaucaillou for $160 i think as well. Nice surprise.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
September 7th, 2013, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine windfalls
Replies: 44
Views: 2800

Wine windfalls

Not bottles but i had two nice offers from retailers. One gave me two tickets for my wife and I to go to "Grand Nuits de Bougogne" festival in Beaune. 5 fabulous days were spent there. Another time in Paris, i had engaged a retailer in a nice conversation, and i asked if he had white beaune greves. ...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
September 7th, 2013, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uh oh...first large sodas and now...(Wine Library cease and desist)
Replies: 102
Views: 6295

Uh oh...first large sodas and now...(Wine Library cease and desist)

I just had some La Clarine shipped from a smaller retailer in NJ, to NY. Must be just the larger retailers affected for the moment.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
April 5th, 2013, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Lists in Paris
Replies: 37
Views: 1771

Best Wine Lists in Paris

Les Caves Petrissans is where i always try and go for lunch. Decent wine list and their retail store next door has a great list, and 10 or 15 e corkage fee for bottles purchased in the store at retail prices.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
April 1st, 2013, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody drinking vintage Port ?
Replies: 215
Views: 6287

Anybody drinking vintage Port ?

I much preferred the Graham's 1970 to the Dow's 1970. One I opened Dec 11 (Graham's) and the other Dec 12. Before that, I had a 1977 Warre that was superb. I tend to buy a bottle of vintage port every 6 months or so, but I should do it more often, as I derive intense pleasure from the wine, and it i...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
April 1st, 2013, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our 2012 visit to Beaune for grands jours de bourgogne
Replies: 0
Views: 651

Our 2012 visit to Beaune for grands jours de bourgogne

Admittedly, its been a year since we visited, but we left with many good memories, and i recently came across our tasting notes, which I thought that I'd share. Opinions ... everyone has one, so here are mine. Schedule was as follows; Monday 19 / 03 • 1 - Les Portes d'Or de la Bourgogne / BIVB Chabl...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
August 11th, 2011, 5:13 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Help with Dublin, Ireland
Replies: 36
Views: 2617

Re: Help with Dublin, Ireland

By the way, I have heard many favorable comments about O'Donoghues.....I was just joking about the name. flirtysmile Thanks again! By the way, just for fun...this is the gentleman leading our small tour.....give a listen http://www.youtube.com/user/twilightlordsfan#p/a/f/2/uEKX5PHuz-k Cheers! Marsh...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
August 9th, 2011, 3:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Help with Dublin, Ireland
Replies: 36
Views: 2617

Re: Help with Dublin, Ireland

Marshall, the reason to go to O'D's was more because they have a good pint (I am talking about Guinness here, as in porter or stout, because there is a lot of mysticism behind the search for the perfect pint, and where you get a good pint - in fact to digress [irish people are great at digressing as...
by Karl_O'Donoghue
August 2nd, 2011, 9:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Help with Dublin, Ireland
Replies: 36
Views: 2617

Re: Help with Dublin, Ireland

We stayed at a Georgian Bed and Breakfast on St Stephen's Green (heart of the city) called, The Green Door. Very nice. We ate at Derry Clarke's restaurant L'Ecrivain, and it was wonderful. Stopped for a pint at O'Donoghue's (lot of trad music). I'll have to look up wherever else we were at.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
March 20th, 2011, 7:45 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Our 2010 Italy Dining Notes (Tuscany and Rome)
Replies: 19
Views: 2353

Re: Our 2010 Italy Dining Notes (Tuscany and Rome)

Thanks Andrew. We'll be staying about 40 minutes north of Montalcino this summer, so I will definitely add some of these to my list.
by Karl_O'Donoghue
March 19th, 2011, 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris on a Sunday Monday
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Paris on a Sunday Monday

As a newbie, (and you are only a newbie once), I figured that I would contribute to something i have a little experience with, and which can be a bit of a conundrum at times - dining in Paris on Sundays and Mondays. About a year or more ago (Nov 2009 to be exact), my wife and I flew in for a brief s...

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