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by Dennis Atick
January 26th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Grèves
Replies: 0
Views: 74

TN: 2005 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Grèves

Appropriate progression from last bottle 18 months ago. Starting to like where the down ballot '05s are now [cheers.gif] 2005 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Grèves - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru (1/26/2020) Slight tertiary pinot fragrance on the nose. Some leaves and iron. Shows t...
by Dennis Atick
January 26th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most memorable wine experience
Replies: 31
Views: 1058

Re: Your most memorable wine experience

One time years ago at Bern's we drank some 19th and very early 20th century Bordeaux. It's hard to describe. When I try to tell non-wine-geeks about it I tend to get strange looks, so it's a memory that just sits mostly with me. The next year we did even better. Those were pretty good experiences. A...
by Dennis Atick
January 25th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grandma makes Mapo Tofu from Scratch-Old School
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Grandma makes Mapo Tofu from Scratch-Old School

Anton D wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Wow!

That was perfect!

Was she a jewel, or what! Just beautiful.
[cheers.gif] I want to eat her mapo tofu!
by Dennis Atick
January 25th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grandma makes Mapo Tofu from Scratch-Old School
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Grandma makes Mapo Tofu from Scratch-Old School

Apropos of nothing specific outside of CNY, I just found this little clip a joy to watch.
And I had never watched tofu being made. Outside with old-school tools no less!

by Dennis Atick
January 25th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1202
Views: 68401

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I went with the 05 produttori which was confirmed to be rabaja after I ordered damn I wish I would have known that. that takes it from a pretty good deal to a really good one if it is. $65 or $75? Me too. I almost bit, but thought that the Produttori prices were wack. Makes sense they were mislabel...
by Dennis Atick
January 24th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires

That is one nice note. Really well done. I recently had the '15 Terres Chaudes and was really smitten by it. I am paying more attention to Roches Neuves now. Would like to try this one!
by Dennis Atick
January 24th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1202
Views: 68401

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Piling on to the list of having not bought anything recently. Has been over a month, which is a pretty long drought for me and Envoyer.
by Dennis Atick
January 24th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba Santo Stefano di Perno
Replies: 0
Views: 86

TN: 2017 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba Santo Stefano di Perno

This wine put a smile on my face last night and sometimes that is enough. 2017 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba Santo Stefano di Perno - Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Dolcetto d'Alba (1/24/2020) I found this to be a joy to drink right, moreso than the '16 was at this young age. There is a healt...
by Dennis Atick
January 23rd, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"
Replies: 26
Views: 1618

Re: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"

Relative steal at the price for what this wine still sells.
by Dennis Atick
January 22nd, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: TN: 1997 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Sorry to drift, but this thread got me thinking....the '93 is one of the best American wines I've ever had... 1/29/2010 - I wrote: (Edit) The 1993 Edmunds St John Syrah Durrell was nearly an ethereal experience. Aromas of mint, coffee, grilled meat, blackberry. A palate that was at once weightless, ...
by Dennis Atick
January 22nd, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: TN: 1997 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Nice note, David. I only had the '97 once, and it was an off bottle. I agree that the '94 and! '95 have been truly magical bottles.

Alfert- I'm thinking you are in for a treat on that '95 mag! Great wine!
by Dennis Atick
January 22nd, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 170
Views: 11645

Re: New Espresso Machine

super interesting - you really need to click through to the paper (the headline is comically ridiculous). very much worth a read, especially when they describe the on-premise experiments and then the real-world cafe uses. this falls into a category of culinary stuff that we all think is right or tr...
by Dennis Atick
January 22nd, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 170
Views: 11645

Re: New Espresso Machine

Interesting article: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2231003-maths-says-you-need-coarser-coffee-grounds-to-make-a-perfect-espresso/ super interesting - you really need to click through to the paper (the headline is comically ridiculous). very much worth a read, especially when they describe th...
by Dennis Atick
January 22nd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

Clayton Wai-Poi wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 10:27 am
Wow that’s crazy.

At first I thought it was a silly reserve but it looks like there has been 23 bids to get it to that price.
That was my first thought as well, but nope, a lot of action driving that price.
by Dennis Atick
January 22nd, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

Another form of tribute? Or were WS Pinots trading at $235/per bottle and I hadn't noticed? https://www.klwines.com/Auction/Bidding/AuctionBidDetail.aspx?sku=1458431&searchId=c2c974ad-ab9e-4956-ba44-01bea2013cd7&searchServiceName=klwines-prod-productsearch&searchRank=37 And I say this as an admirer ...
by Dennis Atick
January 21st, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lasagna recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: Lasagna recipes

Dennis, that recipe looks insane. I think I'm going to have to give it a go. Thanks. So good.Finished the pan off last night. Get it nice and crispy on top. A little broiler action at the end doesn't hurt. I cooked this bad boy over the weekend. It really was all that. Thanks again for the push! An...
by Dennis Atick
January 21st, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Champagne Suenen Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: TN: NV Champagne Suenen Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Thanks Dennis, been meaning to pick some of these up and try some various cuvees. For now, the C+C blend sits well in its price range. The single vineyards definitely push my cost comfort zone for what they are. Excellent wines, though. I'd rather have the "Robarts" than Dom or Comtes at that price...
by Dennis Atick
January 21st, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Champagne Suenen Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: TN: NV Champagne Suenen Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Kris Patten wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Thanks Dennis, been meaning to pick some of these up and try some various cuvees.
For now, the C+C blend sits well in its price range. The single vineyards definitely push my cost comfort zone for what they are. Excellent wines, though.
by Dennis Atick
January 20th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Champagne Suenen Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
Replies: 5
Views: 311

TN: NV Champagne Suenen Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Aurelien Suenen makes compelling Champagne. Each bottle I like more than the last. NV Champagne Suenen Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut - France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (1/19/2020) 2015 Base 2018 Disgorgement These Suenen wines are so damn appealing. Cramant and Chouilly....
by Dennis Atick
January 19th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?

https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=162612&p=2784811&hilit=2016+roulot+bourgogne#p2784811 Thanks for bumping my note, David! I would agree that this is just not a very good vintage for this wine. I have one more bottle that I will get to this spring. i'd spend my money elsewher...
by Dennis Atick
January 18th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1839

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Mike Evans wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 7:52 am
Dennis Atick wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 3:54 am
I'm thinking it might be a magnum of 2015 Joh Jos Prum Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese. If I'm still drinking on my 80 bday in 2050.
I have a magnum of the 2015 WS Kabinett I can bring so we can compare the two Prädikats.
Sounds like a plan! [cheers.gif]
by Dennis Atick
January 18th, 2020, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1839

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

I'm thinking it might be a magnum of 2015 Joh Jos Prum Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese. If I'm still drinking on my 80 bday in 2050.
by Dennis Atick
January 15th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 2.5 days in Austin with my son to experience BBQ! What tips can you offer first timers?
Replies: 29
Views: 1141

Re: 2.5 days in Austin with my son to experience BBQ! What tips can you offer first timers?

Glad to see this thread resurrected. I am also going in February, also with my son (he asked to do the trip for his 18th bday- I raised him right!) Mark - I have been reading a good bit about how to approach. Others here have more experience, but form what I've read and seen on YouTube: The line for...
by Dennis Atick
January 14th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66643

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I'm too lazy to look it up, and it's probably mentioned in this thread, but when would the 100% tariffs go into effect? Like- when will the prices hit shops, importers, restaurants, consumers?
by Dennis Atick
January 13th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years

John Glas wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 11:56 am
Wait until Bud Light Seltzer comes out! It will be two years in a row!
White Claw was the first thing I thought of when I saw the headline.
by Dennis Atick
January 12th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Vent d'Ange (France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Vent d'Ange (France, Burgundy, Chablis)

I love the '14 Pattes Loup wines. Butteaux, Beuaregard, and Vallions have been very strong for me thus far.
by Dennis Atick
January 12th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Selling Some Wine: A bit of Everything
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: Selling Some Wine: A bit of Everything

Bump. Wine Size Qty. Price/Per Vintage Wine Producer Varietal 750ml 1 $50.00 nv Champagne Suenen Grand Cru Extra Brut 750ml 1 $50.00 2014 Domaine Bruno Clair Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Dominode 750ml 1 $45.00 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 750ml 1 $50.00 2005 Joseph Drouhin Beaun...
by Dennis Atick
January 11th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 109
Views: 6085

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

Guys- Thanks for all the comments. I've been washing, too. I'll keep working on it. Maybe a short grain would be better. Thanks.
by Dennis Atick
January 11th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 109
Views: 6085

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 5:47 am
Finally made rice in mine last night for the first time. Used 1:1 ratio. Perfection.
I started at 1:1.25 and last time went to 1:1 and still got sticky rice and stuck to bottom of pot.
What was your timing? I did 3minutes high pressure/10mins natural release.
by Dennis Atick
January 10th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 109
Views: 6085

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

My kids got me an 8qt for xmas this year. Have fooled around with a bit and am enjoying it. Though my rice is sticking to the bottom of the pot no matter the adjustments I make. That's annoying. I am planning to try RamenLord's adapted 4 hour Tonkotsu this weekend. Looking forward to see how it perf...
by Dennis Atick
January 9th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66643

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Markus S wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 12:18 pm


I think this in itself is a good reason to boycott those companies, as only money seems to talk and the 'little people' don't have that much of it. :(
All that is solid melts into air...
by Dennis Atick
January 7th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3763

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

These NYC offline threads are gold.
by Dennis Atick
January 6th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3113

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 4:24 pm
The only wines I'm really looking to backfill at this time are German riesling. Particularly looking at the 2001 vintage.
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by Dennis Atick
January 6th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Edi Kante Chardonnay La Bora di Kante Venezia Giulia IGT
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: TN: 2009 Edi Kante Chardonnay La Bora di Kante Venezia Giulia IGT

Markus S wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Still tastes young to you, Dennis? These age very well.
I would definitely say on the youthful side, but not clearly demanding more time, if that makes sense. In a drinking window, but really held up all night. I am going to sit on my other bottles for a little bit.
by Dennis Atick
January 6th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Edi Kante Chardonnay La Bora di Kante Venezia Giulia IGT
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: TN: 2009 Edi Kante Chardonnay La Bora di Kante Venezia Giulia IGT

YLee wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 1:12 pm
The 2010 Edi Kante Vitovska Selezione was pretty good as well.
Good to know. He's on my radar now. Interesting wines up in that area.
by Dennis Atick
January 6th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Edi Kante Chardonnay La Bora di Kante Venezia Giulia IGT
Replies: 4
Views: 207

TN: 2009 Edi Kante Chardonnay La Bora di Kante Venezia Giulia IGT

This was an - I'll take a flyer- at Envoyer purchase for me. I've been exploring more Italian wines, in general and whites from the north. This was quite nice. Aged for 24 months in old barrels, bottled unfiltered, and aged another 5 years in bottle before release. 2009 Edi Kante Chardonnay La Bora ...
by Dennis Atick
January 6th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3532

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Julian Marshall wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 12:12 am

Olga Raffault Les Picasses - another wine I had gone off, it was a note by Dennis Atick who got me back into it.


Happy New Year to all and here's to some great bottles in 2020!
[cheers.gif] Love me some Olga Raffault.
Happy New Year!
by Dennis Atick
January 6th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Martin Mullen Trarbacher Huhnerberg Riesling Kabinett* Trocken
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: TN: 2017 Martin Mullen Trarbacher Huhnerberg Riesling Kabinett* Trocken

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 4:29 am
'17 is likely a better style of vintage for a wine like this.
Serious question: why? I don't study German vintages or taste enough to know. Thanks.
by Dennis Atick
January 6th, 2020, 3:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 984

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

Make it yourself at home. Did this last night. Very tasty and easy and better than Kenji's Chik-fil-a knockoff:
Don't sleep on the MSG.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-m ... 1838038149
by Dennis Atick
January 6th, 2020, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Martin Mullen Trarbacher Huhnerberg Riesling Kabinett* Trocken
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: TN: 2017 Martin Mullen Trarbacher Huhnerberg Riesling Kabinett* Trocken

Brian- Excellent note- and thanks for an early look at this one. Had the '16 back in the spring and it was just electric.
Sneaker guy turned me on to Martin Mullen and I buy whenever I can. Found a bunch at auction last month too.
Excellent, mostly under-the-radar wines. Great value, yadda yadda.
by Dennis Atick
January 2nd, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Auctions
Replies: 27
Views: 2519

Re: K & L Auctions

KL only ships to like 10 select states. They have been dead to me for years.
by Dennis Atick
January 2nd, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?
Replies: 37
Views: 2357

Re: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?

Doug Schulman wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 11:32 am
Edmunds St John Syrahs. Part of quality for me is the ability to improve with age. ESJ Syrahs can improve for 20+ years, turning into something truly special (far more than almost anything else in their price range), and they're still very inexpensive on release.
+ 1
by Dennis Atick
January 1st, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2653

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

Seems to be the going take on this wine. Too bad, but their first shot, so perhaps things will trend upward from here. But that's of little consolation for those that bought this round. I didn't buy any, but slated to try a fellow Berserker's bottle some time in the coming weeks.
by Dennis Atick
January 1st, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2400

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

Interesting exercise. My lists reflects a bit of a shift to focus on Italy/Germany that is somewhat driven by narrowing purchases to a handful of producers I really like and also by economics (fine print: Burgundy has become too bloody expensive). Cellar Burgundy 22.1% Piedmont 17.7% Mosel 16.0% Cha...
by Dennis Atick
December 30th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 58
Views: 4360

Re: Wines of Etna

Be sure to check out Girolamo Russo. A new fave of mine.
by Dennis Atick
December 27th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riedel Wine Glass Deal, 4-glasses for $10
Replies: 27
Views: 2610

Re: Riedel Wine Glass Deal, 4-glasses for $10

Thanks for the heads up. Bought some reds last time, grabbed a 4pack of whites this time. Never enough glasses (not true, but that hasn't stopped me!)

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