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by mark rudner
October 19th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162204

Re: New York City Restaurants

Robert Dentice wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 7:57 am
Contra is back! And is as great as ever.

tried wildair last weekend (10/10) and they were closed for the week.
i guess they were getting contra ready
by mark rudner
October 6th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: source | material 002 - the Golden Generation
Replies: 22
Views: 1006

Re: source | material 002 - the Golden Generation

order in
can't believe you guys are throwing in a g-max as well
so cool
;)
thanks robert
by mark rudner
October 5th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162204

Re: New York City Restaurants

doug johnson wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 8:50 pm
Ate at Casa Mono tonight. Borderline awful.
i think i've been there 50+ times but not since february
that's terrible news doug
by mark rudner
September 30th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sqn at cost all sold
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: sqn at cost

hey folks all gone
sorry to those i thought i could save a bottle for
by mark rudner
September 30th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sqn at cost all sold
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: sqn at cost

looks like 6 and 6 and the mags are gone
by mark rudner
September 30th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sqn at cost all sold
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: sqn at cost

replied to all pm's
except yours nicholas, as i didn't receive it yet
by mark rudner
September 29th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sqn at cost all sold
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: sqn at cost

and to answer others, i'm in ny, and i would really prefer a 6 bottle minimum
cheers
by mark rudner
September 29th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sqn at cost all sold
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: sqn at cost

oh, and for those asking, it's 170 plus tax and shipping to me which comes to just about 190 per for the 750's
by mark rudner
September 29th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sqn at cost all sold
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: sqn at cost

i promise i will respond to all pm's in order of receipt
i just don't have time until later tonight
thanks
by mark rudner
September 29th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sqn at cost all sold
Replies: 7
Views: 591

sqn at cost all sold

2017 sqn at cost. really.
i have both the gorgeous victim and hated hunter
up to 9 bottles of each
my cost, including shipping and tax i paid and i'll send it ground to you, on me

i also have 2016 and 2017 mags of the non eba wines and i'll make the same offer

thanks
by mark rudner
September 28th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 265
Views: 15175

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2008: VM 98+ 36 bottles (6-pack): reg $250 TODAY $225 or $199 btl on 6+ Taittinger’s 2008 Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is simply breathtaking. I have tasted it many times over the years in various trial disgorgements and it has never been anything less than comp...
by mark rudner
September 28th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162204

Re: New York City Restaurants

Can anyone suggest a casual but good place in the Flatiron area up to midtown for lunch outside? Nothing fancy or too heavy as we have an exciting dinner planned. Obica right across the street from Flatiron wines, Craft and Union Square Cafe, and Casa Mono should all have some outdoor dining Thanks...
by mark rudner
September 28th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1478

Re: wood boxes-what to do?

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 9:38 am
Mark,

You're on LI right?

Wood boxes are not quite as ubiquitous as they once were. Especially if you have 'keepers' you could easily sell them on Craigslist. 1st Growths, cults and other 'top' wines could fetch $25per or more.
the sqn/nok boxes are like artwork
and yes. on li
cheers
by mark rudner
September 27th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1478

Re: wood boxes-what to do?

We use every one. Almost all of our under and above cabinet storage is wine boxes. I use them extensively in the greenhouse and garden. Great for potting and re-potting activities. In the garage I must have 15 12-btl OWC boxes I use for parts and storage. My wife seems to find a use for every one, ...
by mark rudner
September 27th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1478

wood boxes-what to do?

so after decades of collecting i've still got a lot of boxes i just couldn't toss.
i still don't know what to do with them.
what do you folks do?
i was going to line a wall with them. build a bar. lots of things that never did and never will happen.
firewood?
by mark rudner
September 24th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Patagonia down jacket w/ Caymus logo - Size L
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Patagonia down jacket w/ Caymus logo - Size L

HoosJustinG wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Huge shoutout to member Jeremy Charmak who purchased the jacket and saw that I'd left more cash in the pocket than he actually paid for the jacket. He let me know and quickly Venmo'd it to me!
very cool
by mark rudner
September 22nd, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1485

Re: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine

as usual for robert, very cool indeed
by mark rudner
September 18th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16212

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

I wonder how many folks got in on the very first release to the public...which i think was the '10. i still have (2) btls of that vintage - just have a hard time popping with folks who don't understand the story. anyway, count myself fortunate to have my 8th 3-pak headed to Georgia soon enough. +1 ...
by mark rudner
September 18th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16212

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

I wonder how many folks got in on the very first release to the public...which i think was the '10. i still have (2) btls of that vintage - just have a hard time popping with folks who don't understand the story. anyway, count myself fortunate to have my 8th 3-pak headed to Georgia soon enough. +1 ...
by mark rudner
September 17th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cayuse - sold
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Cayuse

depends on what kind of beer you drink!
by mark rudner
September 16th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16212

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Steve L Gellman wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 1:52 am
Not Casa Noble😢
i thought exactly the same thing steve!
by mark rudner
September 15th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16212

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

no shipping to me anymore?

ok saw the other option at the top [cheers.gif]
by mark rudner
August 24th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 35
Views: 2098

Re: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

marella (organic) from puglia
amazing stuff
by mark rudner
August 22nd, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15574

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

my usvi trip for tomorrow morning done bc of the 14 day quarantine upon return et al
so close to getting out of here
gonna travel with a vengeance when this ends champagne.gif
by mark rudner
August 19th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New York City hotels
Replies: 19
Views: 2573

Re: New York City hotels

I really like The Ludlow boutique hotel. Great little restaurant in it, too. More uptown I did like staying at the Gramercy. Further downtown, me and my wife stayed in The Beekman when it had just been opened, and it was a great stay. When I pay myself and am on a tight budget, The Jane is always g...
by mark rudner
August 18th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Interesting mushroom tip
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

Re: Interesting mushroom tip

Jason T wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 12:59 pm
MBerto wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 10:26 am
Just the tip you say?
I’m surprised it took this many posts. We’re slipping, people.
+1000
by mark rudner
August 13th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4875

Re: books ?

Nick Gangas wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 4:01 pm
I purchased the following books.

Chef, Drugs and rock and Roll - Excellent read. Ran through this on vacation and really enjoyed. also loved piecing together all the pieces from the 70's.

i'm half way thru chef, drugs. a must read for any foodie. it's awesome
by mark rudner
August 11th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.
Replies: 51
Views: 3258

Re: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.

check out the vig on the screamer mag... [scratch.gif]
by mark rudner
August 10th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162204

Re: New York City Restaurants

i'm sure not everyone's favorite but i loved uncle boon's from the beginning. i always loved the idea of the owners working in the kitchen at per se and leaving to open this underground delight just off bowery. so sad... https://ny.eater.com/2020/8/10/21361965/uncle-boons-nolita-thai-closing-coronav...
by mark rudner
August 3rd, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sous vide in a Costco bag?
Replies: 15
Views: 2817

Re: Sous vide in a Costco bag?

please don't
by mark rudner
July 31st, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6768

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

If you love Sine Qua Non, it is a definite buy! That said, it is getting much easier to pick up SQN on the secondary market for close to release price. This - with the exception of the extended barrel aged stuff. Cheers. as we've discussed before, just back up the truck and buy some aged, "off-vint...
by mark rudner
July 27th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?
Replies: 53
Views: 2831

Re: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

turley is the best example for me
back in the day up to 17.5

now an entirely different animal
by mark rudner
July 27th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: If Everything were Normal, and Teleportation were Possible....
Replies: 45
Views: 1992

Re: If Everything were Normal, and Teleportation were Possible....

...what restaurant would you go to? Anywhere in the world, lunch or dinner, if you could snap your fingers and be there for your reservation (or walk-in) right now, where would it be? For us, Culler de Pau in O Grove, Spain for lunch. Sun pouring in the windows, light sparkling on the water, quiet ...
by mark rudner
July 24th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a wine?
Replies: 53
Views: 2182

Re: Is this a wine?

mix with ice and rum?
by mark rudner
July 23rd, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15574

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

i still have st thomas with my family in late august
so far it's a go
of course, i won't be surprised if it's not
by mark rudner
July 23rd, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about this older SQN
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Question about this older SQN

there's almost none of them left
maybe 180 cases made but they're mostly gone by now

just a rarity thing
by mark rudner
July 21st, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: FS: Sami Odi

these are awesome wines!
by mark rudner
July 13th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4875

Re: books ?

just finished wine and war and blue trout (found the first half kind of slow) enjoyed them both
now on a history of drunkenness and it's quite a fun read

going to read harrison's stuff again before summer's gone. i wish i knew him, but that was batali's buddy
by mark rudner
July 13th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Time to define what we mean by terms such as lowest price on Wine Searcher.
Replies: 39
Views: 1944

Re: Time to define what we mean by terms such as lowest price on Wine Searcher.

I think nobody has a problem with somebody listing the wine for whatever they want. If you want to charge more than market because you know your provenance is perfect, fine. As long as it is clear, and unambiguous, The important thing here is what else you put into the post. If the information to b...
by mark rudner
July 10th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: life in Piedmont in 1 month
Replies: 30
Views: 3072

Re: life in Piedmont in 1 month

i attended a friend's sons wedding this morning in italy. it was beautiful!
it was also via zoom... [cheers.gif]
by mark rudner
July 6th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 113
Views: 8666

Re: California Cult

macdonald does not belong in that grouping
by mark rudner
July 6th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Watermill / Hamptons
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Watermill / Hamptons

It takes skill to have such a large wine list of French wines that I have either never heard of or never tried. I skipped wine.

champagne.gif
by mark rudner
June 24th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: life in Piedmont in 1 month
Replies: 30
Views: 3072

Re: life in Piedmont in 1 month

Tim Heaton wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 4:42 am
the 15 June EU 'opening' date has been pushed to 1 July for all non-essential travel
and then the eu will let americans in???
by mark rudner
June 23rd, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162204

Re: New York City Restaurants

sounds like a great menu robert. just wondering how you sit outside in the sun when you always wear black ;)

thanks for posting. hopefully soon it will go back to "normal"

cheers
by mark rudner
June 18th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162204

Re: New York City Restaurants

c'mon dentice
there's got to be more food pics since last time
i for one am really missing your posts [cheers.gif]
by mark rudner
June 16th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4875

Re: books ?

Given your MidWest roots, I recommend the culinary/life musings of Jim Harrison. “The Raw and the Cooked” is a collection of his food writing for Esquire. He was a poet and screenwriter (Legends of the Fall) with a hilarious and cutting take on haute cuisine. i can read harrison's books every year +1
by mark rudner
June 15th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Occhipinti: Grotte Alte vs Contrada
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Occhipinti: Grotte Alte vs Contrada

i'm reading palmento bc i was supposed to leave for sicily in 2 weeks
i do wish i could help with this one, but maybe not til next summer
by mark rudner
June 9th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?
Replies: 38
Views: 1770

Re: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?

if it's good friends we're ball busting
if mere acquaintances, somewhat more delicate
by mark rudner
May 24th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15574

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

I do love United. We have a flight end of June to Kaui. Expect to cancel, but haven’t gotten around to it. But I am enjoying the shitshow of United moving my flight around. The original outbound was a stop in DEN then straight to Kauai. Then the Kauai leg was “waitlisted”. Then both outbound legs w...

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