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by Len Fox
February 12th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 39
Views: 1386

Re: Let's talk trocken

Clemens Busch may be the most under the radar producer of this list, but their wines are always well made, distinctive, and age worthy. Highly recommended. In my very limited experience drinking Clemens Busch, a few bottles purchased on a recommendation from Chambers Street, found them to be excell...
by Len Fox
February 6th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 294
Views: 19807

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

Been a couple of year since my last visit to Paris, but really enjoy Les Fines Gueules. Always solid, friendly and easy. They have a pretty extensive cellar a lot of stuff not on the list. First visit, some years back, on concierge's rec, was talking wine with one of the waiters, turned out to be on...
by Len Fox
January 27th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling Study #1 - Atoboy
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Riesling Study #1 - Atoboy

Robert Great food, great wines and amazing camaraderie and generosity of all involved. A big thank you to the staff at Atoboy who could not have n been more welcoming or helpful. And of course our somm Jhonnel who so expertly and professionally opened and curated our wines. The 45 was really a speci...
by Len Fox
January 23rd, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Alt-Rieslingfeier - Sunday, January 26th at Atoboy
Replies: 20
Views: 1686

Re: Alt-Rieslingfeier - Sunday, January 26th at Atoboy

A So aptly put "Riesling and Atoboy" should make for a fantastic evening. Disappointed that Meri and i will not be able to make it to Ops Pizza - and Meri is a serious pizza aficionado - but we will just be back from Helsinki on the 23rd. Big thank you for all your efforts in getting this off the gr...
by Len Fox
January 23rd, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schott Zwiesel "Air" Series
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: Schott Zwiesel "Air" Series

Been a fan of SZ Tritan Glasses for some time - bounced more than a few off my granite counter and lived to see another day. The "Air Series" are wonderful glasses, beautiful design and great QPR. I'm also a fan as Oscar Kylberg who designed these glasses along with Karl Philip, as well as being a v...
by Len Fox
January 16th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Queens, NY
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Queens, NY

Ayada for great Thai.
7708 Woodside Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373
ayadathai.com
by Len Fox
January 16th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12712
Views: 614391

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 was my son's birth year- and a few things for myself to enjoy in the interim 1982 Château Beychevelle Saint-Estephe 1983 Château Suduiraut Sauternes 1983 Château Guiraud Sauternes 1982 Château Calon-Segur Saint-Estephe 2013 Produttori Barbaresco Asili Ris 2017 Willi Schaeffer Graach Dom SPT #5 ...
by Len Fox
January 14th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.
Replies: 50
Views: 2660

Re: New York "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner March 4, 2020

I still have a Magrits and a couple of Chuey. They've aged well.
Abe was over for Christmas we talked about doing a dinner together around those bottles.
by Len Fox
January 13th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.
Replies: 50
Views: 2660

Re: New York "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner March 4, 2020

Hi Jay
I'd be interested. Burg side of course.
by Len Fox
December 26th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 23
Views: 1899

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

Thought I'd give this a bump. So looking forward to Alt-Rieslingfeier. Great call on Attoboy - chef Junghyun Park turns out some incredible dishes - and I'm sure Robert has planned a great Menu. Now f they turn over the sound system to Robert that will be a treat as well. And of course lots of great...
by Len Fox
December 10th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine to Pair with Caviar?
Replies: 61
Views: 2695

Re: Best Wine to Pair with Caviar?

Back in the day, when Faith Stuart Gordon ran the Russian Tea Room it was shot glass of vodka served buried in a burgundy glass filled with crushed ice. Other than the caviar and blini the rest of the menu was barely edible, but the ice cold vodka was fantastic. Na Zdorovie!!!
by Len Fox
December 10th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alice Quixote rides again
Replies: 54
Views: 2155

Re: Alice Quixote rides again

I think I'm about to take a beating, but... Alice is a friend and someone I've enjoyed quite a few bottles with. Though I am happy to drink a less than natural wine - just needs to please my palate. But I like some surprise in my bottles so I am as happy to drink a Scholium Project Blow Out as I am ...
by Len Fox
December 2nd, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme
Replies: 32
Views: 2357

Re: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme

Nice! Ordered some 166 on sale at Flat Irons but they sold out and shipped 167 as a replacement.
by Len Fox
December 2nd, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 23
Views: 1899

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

Hi Robert
Hope to be there on the 26th. Meri too!
by Len Fox
November 11th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Fete du Champagne 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2244

Re: La Fete du Champagne 2019

Pleased to hear you enjoyed the Calsac. We opened a bottle of Les Revenants with dinner at Contra Friday evening. Second of the 2 bottles I was able to secure. This was the better of the 2 bottles, but perhaps just the company. Showed so good. Perhaps WOTY for me. Great nose, savory and comfortable....
by Len Fox
November 4th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2366
Views: 142272

Re: New York City Restaurants

Tracked down a bottle of the Andreas Durst 2016. Will open with my daughter on her visit to NYC this week. Maybe at our Friday evening dinner at Contra. Enjoyed the track you provided. Nice to hear your still spinning vinyl. I have loads of vinyl from the 60's thru the 80's but got seduced by the co...
by Len Fox
November 1st, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2366
Views: 142272

Re: New York City Restaurants

Hi Robert
Was disappointed that Meri and I could not make it to Chef's Club to enjoy your wines and tunes. The boy was a little under the weather and we did not feel comfortable leaving him with a babysitter. Curious as to your WOTY and AOTY.
by Len Fox
November 1st, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 38
Views: 3327

Re: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.

Stockholm Lydmar Hotel - Beautifully romantic, efficient service, perfect location and a great breakfast Folii Wine Bar - Its a way south in Soder but worth the time. Babette for pizza Sturehof - served up some fabulous oysters from Normandy Prinsen - Quite traditional, try the Beef Rydberg We keep ...
by Len Fox
October 30th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Drops of God
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

The Drops of God

A comic book that get serious about wine
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -wine-club
by Len Fox
October 29th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1736

Re: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?

Hi Jay - Will be at La Fete Grand tasting with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Etienne Calsac's wines are beautiful, not to be missed. Opened the Clos des Maladries and Les Revanents Friday evening. A treat with a superb dinner that Abe Schoener prepared for us. My limited experience with LeCle...
by Len Fox
September 24th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a special bottle: Peking Duckhouse Mid NYC:: Oct 21st All Full !!
Replies: 62
Views: 4291

Re: Grand Cru Burgs: Peking Duckhouse Midtown NYC:: October 9th

What time will this dinner kickoff? Breaking fast with Peking Duck.... Not exactly traditional,but.....
by Len Fox
March 21st, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park
Replies: 30
Views: 2406

Re: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park

Hi Steve
That was an amazing bottle of 1996 Winston Churchill you poured at the EMP Collectors dinner - so perfect with the duck fat fries. And the SQN at Cheryl's Off to London farewell dinner.
Cheers!
by Len Fox
March 14th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Poured the 2014 Corcelette at my wedding on the roof of New York's NoMad Hotel in the spring of 2016. Paired with seared arctic char. The wine showed beautifully. As did my Finnish bride.
Kitos!
by Len Fox
February 7th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: German Wine Lovers, NYC?
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: German Wine Lovers, NYC?

Let me know if this is a go.
by Len Fox
February 7th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12712
Views: 614391

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2013 Produttori Barbaresco Asili Ris 2016 Jean-Francois Ganevat J'en Veux Encore 2017 Lapierre Morgon Sans Soufre 2017 Willi Schaeffer Graach Dom SPT #5 2017 Willi Schaeffer Graach Him KAB 17 2017 Willi Schaeffer Graach Dom KAB 2017 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett 2017 J.J. Prum Riesli...
by Len Fox
January 30th, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Checking out the new Nomad hotel in LA and over-indulging sommeliers oogling Juge.
Replies: 115
Views: 7074

Checking out the new Nomad hotel in LA and over-indulging sommeliers oogling Juge.

To be fair, there is a subculture for somms in NY (I can't speak to other geogs), and a big part of that culture is fetishizing rare bottles like Juge and IGing them. To me that's the issue, not Danny Meyer joints. We must dine at different restaurants and know different somms because that is not m...
by Len Fox
October 19th, 2017, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases
Replies: 165
Views: 13907

Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases

Hi Jay. I'm a supporter of the Central Park Conservancy and when I know I will be meeting some new friends in Europe - wine makers, new inlaws, somms - I bring Conservancy baseball hats. I get to support the park and the recipients always seem pleased. Often recounting their visits to NYC and the pa...
by Len Fox
July 28th, 2017, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are your Top Ten wineries in the world?
Replies: 106
Views: 5219

Who are your Top Ten wineries in the world?

Lapierre
Foillard
Ganevat
Clos Rougeard
Willi Schaeffer
Peter Lauer
Krug
Bereche
Savart
Fourrier
by Len Fox
June 21st, 2017, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?
Replies: 121
Views: 3126

What's your favorite Wine Song or Lyric?

Joni's "Case of You" is a killer of a song - an all-time favorite - but not for its references to wine - for Joni baring her soul on vinyl Young Bloods: Wine Song Some folks like whiskey, whiskey's mighty fine Some folks like moonshine, Lord, they drink it all the time My daddy taught me, he said, "...
by Len Fox
June 19th, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?
Replies: 118
Views: 4694

Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?

Very fortunate to have found 8 bottles of Clos Rougeard Breze 2009 thru 2012 vintages, from a reliable source, at $130/per. Considering the pricing I've been seeing for Breze, $200+, these may well be the last I purchase.
by Len Fox
May 3rd, 2017, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12712
Views: 614391

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Domaine de l'Anglore Vejade 2015 Domaine de l'Anglore Sels d'Argent 2015 Jean-Francois Ganevat J'en veux encore 2015 Jean-Marie Fourrier Bourgogne Rouge NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Initial 2015 I. et S. Bernaudeau Vin de France Les Ongles 2013 Domaine Ramonet Bouzeron 2015 JJ Prum Graach Him K...
by Len Fox
February 24th, 2017, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée (France, Champagne)
Replies: 14
Views: 1359

TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée (France, Champagne)

Any thoughts on MV Grande Cuvee 2003 base wine? Is there much variation from year to year? Thanks!
by Len Fox
December 29th, 2016, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2016 Edition--TABULATION COMPLETE, Post #1
Replies: 100
Views: 8866

Post your WOTYs and Discovery(ies) of the Year, 2016 Edition

2002 Krug Clos Menil
2009 Coche Meursault
2007 D'Auvenay Bourgogne Aligote
2007 Overnoy Savagnin
by Len Fox
November 29th, 2016, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12712
Views: 614391

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Marcel LaPierre Morgon 2015 Selbach-Oster Schloss Kabinett 2015 Adam Dhron Hofberg Kabinett 2015 Peter Lauer Unterstenbersch 2015 Will Schaefer Domprobst Kabinet 2015 Will Schaefer Hemmelreich Kabinet 2012 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo NV Champagne Savart L'accomplie NV Emmanuel Brochet Champagne L...
by Len Fox
November 11th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nooooo!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2304

Nooooo!!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-11/this-algorithm-s-taste-in-wine-is-better-than-yours This is the end, beautiful friend This is the end, my only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end I'll never look into your...
by Len Fox
March 24th, 2016, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12712
Views: 614391

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

NV Savart L'Accomplie
2008 Hubert Soreau Clos L'Abbe
NV Chrtistophe Mignon Rose de Saignee
NV Chrtistophe Mignon Coup de Foudre Brut Nature
2013 Mugneret-Gibourg Bergogne
2014 J F Ganevat J'en Veux Encore
by Len Fox
March 1st, 2016, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12712
Views: 614391

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 X 2007 Clos Rougeard Breze 1 X 2008 Clos Rougeard Breze 1 X 2009 Clos Rougeard Breze 2 X 2009 Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny 2 X 2010 Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny 6 X 2011 Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny 2 X 2013 Mugneret-Gibourg Bourgogne Rouge 2 X 1990 Nicolas Joly Coulee de Serrant 4 X 2007 Hu...
by Len Fox
February 29th, 2016, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)
Replies: 443
Views: 50855

Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)

30 years with AMEX. Past 15 years as a Platinum card holder. I had previously received a chargeback for items that were less than 10 months old. But that was a only very small portion of the outstanding orders I had with PC. The much larger part of the outstanding orders went back quite a bit furth...
by Len Fox
February 29th, 2016, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)
Replies: 443
Views: 50855

Premier Cru chargeback information (ONLY)

30 years with AMEX. Past 15 years as a Platinum card holder. I had previously received a chargeback for items that were less than 10 months old. But that was a only very small portion of the outstanding orders I had with PC. The much larger part of the outstanding orders went back quite a bit furthe...
by Len Fox
January 29th, 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12712
Views: 614391

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 bottles Jacque Selosse Initial NV 2 bottles Thierry Allemand Coranas Cahiallot 2010 4 bottles Clos Rougeard Saumur 2007 3 bottles Clos Rougeard Breze 2006 2 bottles Coche Drury Aligote 3 bottles Marie Courtin 3 bottles Christophe Mignon 6 Bottles Jean Ganevat J'en Veux 2014 24 bottles Marcel LaPie...
by Len Fox
November 30th, 2015, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking through France (TNs: Selosse, Angerville, Rougeard, etc.)
Replies: 26
Views: 1526

Drinking through France (TNs: Selosse, Angerville, Rougeard, etc.)

Hi David What a great trip. Just back from Paris myself. I found Chez L'Ami Jean somewhat less to my liking then your self. As for Overnoy, Copenhagen proved far more hospitable to Americans - somm referred to it as "OverJoy" - drunk on successive nights March, 2015; 2011 at Geranium; 1996 at Relae....
by Len Fox
November 10th, 2015, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7026
Views: 599210

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Arv, the reason Dr. Wong allows the situation to persist is that the action was dismissed with prejudice on Tuesday. Interesting development, with, I suppose, a number of different scenarios possible. I imagine any settlement agreement is confidential. I'm not an attorney. I'd defer to Jay Hack in ...
by Len Fox
October 29th, 2015, 2:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Paris - One Three Star for Dinner
Replies: 31
Views: 2636

Paris - One Three Star for Dinner

L'Epicure is lovely. Beautiful room and garden, service that is both professional and welcoming, nice wine list. Food is excellent, traditional. Spent sometime going over the wine list with the Somm and choose a 2010 Coche Meursault for 250 Euro. My first Coche. Wow! Now I understand. Somm was great...
by Len Fox
October 29th, 2015, 2:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC by the glass/half bottle lists
Replies: 6
Views: 469

NYC by the glass/half bottle lists

Charlie Bird will allow half bottle purchase of any wine on their list.
by Len Fox
October 14th, 2015, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent Cru Beaujolais purchase?
Replies: 93
Views: 5747

What is your recent Cru Beaujolais purchase?

2 cases of 2014 Lapierre Morgon One case to consume now, and one case to consume as it ages Good plan! It seems like the price on Lapierre has risen quite a bit. I've been paying low to mid $20's for years, now high $20's and $30's. Paid $27.95. Started laying down an extra case beginning 09 vintag...
by Len Fox
October 14th, 2015, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent Cru Beaujolais purchase?
Replies: 93
Views: 5747

What is your recent Cru Beaujolais purchase?

2 cases of 2014 Lapierre Morgon

One case to consume now, and one case to consume as it ages
by Len Fox
October 12th, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent Cru Beaujolais purchase?
Replies: 93
Views: 5747

What is your recent Cru Beaujolais purchase?

I don't recall the 05 Lapierre shutting down or not, but they are rocking it now. So it just be that the 09 Lapierre is passing thru a dumb phase at present.
by Len Fox
September 25th, 2015, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7026
Views: 599210

Why does Premier Cru take so long

First, I've got skin in this game. PC has always come thru with my orders. The bottles for the most part pristine and excellent pricing. I have some wine on order - mostly Champs - and at this moment willing, if less than comfortable, to accept the risk. That said - reading this thread reminds me of...
by Len Fox
September 24th, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12712
Views: 614391

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Promised no more purchases until 2016, but I really like Trousseau, especially from Ganevat

3 bottles 2013 Ganevat Trousseau Plein Sud
by Len Fox
August 28th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12712
Views: 614391

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4x 2008 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Breze - White/ 750ml / France - Loire Valley 1x 2007 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champigny - Red / 750ml / France - Loire Valley 1x 2006 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champigny - Red / 750ml / France - Loire Valley 2x 2008 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champi...

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