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by NED VALOIS
December 11th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: December G12 Dinner at Fiola Coral Gables
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: December G12 Dinner at Fiola Coral Gables

The Champagne with the Crudo. I don't remember where we were with the Wagu. We did the reds in flights of 3's. The 50's wines were first of the reds , because they have a tendency to die fairly quickly.They were "interesting" to me and several of the group liked them best, however I like young & big...
by NED VALOIS
December 11th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: December G12 Dinner at Fiola Coral Gables
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: December G12 Dinner at Fiola Coral Gables

Oysters & Caviar
Prosecco Zabaglione,Pane Carasau

Japanese Hamachi Crudo
Fresh Wasabi,Rosella,Sicilian Sea Salt

Risotto Castelmagno
Shaved Matasutake Mushrooms

Wagu Beef Short Ribs
Hedgehog Mushrooms, Barolo Jus

Humboldt Fog
Membrillo

Blood Orange Spumoni
Almond Cake Amalfi Coast Style
by NED VALOIS
December 11th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: December G12 Dinner at Fiola Coral Gables
Replies: 5
Views: 148

December G12 Dinner at Fiola Coral Gables

Thank you Bob for a fun, delicious, and lively dinner last night in a most elegant and beautiful setting! I thought the menu was well executed and the courses quite refined. The "Oysters & Caviar" and the "Hamachi crudo" were a WOW! and a perfect compliment to a most vibrant, fresh, crisp, fruity an...
by NED VALOIS
December 9th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle chillers
Replies: 41
Views: 1347

Re: Bottle chillers

I USE THESE; https://chillnjoy.com/product/wine-chiller-insert/
Will cool wine and also good to keep cooled wine cool.
by NED VALOIS
December 8th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Melka, Tynan and MAC
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: TN: Melka, Tynan and MAC

Jake, Decant the Macd ?
PLEASE GUIDE US !
by NED VALOIS
December 3rd, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best holiday food . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 557

Re: Best holiday food . . .

I offer you potato latkes. Fried potatoes, fried onions and friend egg. What more could you want? The only thing they are missing is bacon, but nothing is perfect. A couple of years ago, I made a batch fried in duck fat, which was a taste experience not to forget. I made about 80 of them last night...
by NED VALOIS
December 3rd, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Futures
Replies: 59
Views: 1263

Re: Futures

Scott, If you were directing that to my post, I don't know if you knew what I was referring to or not ,but here is some history; Did not intend a quote . https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1986-05-07-8601270326-story.html "The current wine scandal in Italy is certainly not the first and probab...
by NED VALOIS
December 3rd, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Futures
Replies: 59
Views: 1263

Re: Futures

If you like bull's blood ! [snort.gif]
by NED VALOIS
December 3rd, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary Wine Co.
Replies: 117
Views: 8670

Re: William & Mary Wine Co.

Received 3 of each '16 W & M .
Hoping they receive good reviews from those of you guilty of infanticide !
by NED VALOIS
December 1st, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!
Replies: 44
Views: 2315

Re: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!

YES,WE CAN !

Vive la révolution!
by NED VALOIS
November 30th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shameless point chaser 100 point CDP question
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: Shameless point chaser 100 point CDP question

2007 Mas de Boislauzon CNP,CUVEE DU QUET Parker 100 Rated a Perfect 100 Points by Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) The biggest surprise in these tastings was the phenomenal performance of the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet. Normally a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Mourvedre, the 2007's composit...
by NED VALOIS
November 26th, 2018, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for whites?
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Suggestions for whites?

Oxholm Vin
Denmark: Copenhagen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg Riesling Spatlese 2015, Martin Mullen $ 57.48 Bottle inc. sales tax Go to Shop
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by NED VALOIS
November 26th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for whites?
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Suggestions for whites?

Aubert Chards-any of them !
by NED VALOIS
November 20th, 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Thanksgiving for 10 (plus leftovers) for....$48?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Thanksgiving for 10 (plus leftovers) for....$48?!?

The corkscrew rental was more than that ! [snort.gif] champagne.gif
by NED VALOIS
November 20th, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tales of Actual Heat Damage
Replies: 27
Views: 1269

Re: Tales of Actual Heat Damage

+4
by NED VALOIS
November 19th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 4740

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

All hell has broken loose; 6 shipments today !
by NED VALOIS
November 18th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Special Vintage
Replies: 17
Views: 1034

Re: Special Vintage

Robert,
Sorry for your loss.
by NED VALOIS
November 14th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1268

Re: Turkey- Where do you buy it?

D’Artagnan
Orgazmic ! (sic)
I'm going to Bresse it ;
https://www.dartagnan.com/bresse-style- ... ecipe.html
by NED VALOIS
November 13th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2137

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

JJ Buckley
B-21
Peet's Coffee ( [tease.gif] )
by NED VALOIS
November 11th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent “Should’ve bought a case” wines?
Replies: 48
Views: 2564

Re: Recent “Should’ve bought a case” wines?

2009 Smith Haut Lafitte (red) -Extremely fruity and delicious (very Napa -like,which I love) Parker 100.
Bought a case on futures @ $89.99 !
NEED MORE !
by NED VALOIS
November 11th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: A source for Laguiole knives/cutlery?
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: A source for Laguiole knives/cutlery?

Bought most of mine in person here ; Laguiole Paris Ile Saint Louis 24 Reviews #130 of 752 Shopping in Paris Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops 35 rue des 2 Ponts, 75004 Paris, France Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis 35 rue des 2 Ponts, 75004 Paris, France Open today: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM https://www.la...
by NED VALOIS
November 9th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NOVEMBER G 12
Replies: 5
Views: 331

NOVEMBER G 12

WHAT WE DRANK; 2015 AUBERT CIX CHARD 2015 PETER MICHAEL MA BELLE FILLE CHARD 2009 CHEVALIER MONTRACHET GRAND CRU DOM LE FLAIVE 2008 LEONETTI RESERVE CAB 1978 CHAVE HERMITAGE 1996 ABREU MADRONA CAB 1997 HEITZ MARTHA'S VINEYARD CAB 1996 MARGAUX MARGAUX 1996 PHELPS INSIGNIA CAB 2000 AMARONE DELLA VALPO...
by NED VALOIS
November 7th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Shipping/Moving a Wine Cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Shipping/Moving a Wine Cabinet

Yes. Done it with the help of a heavy duty 2 wheel dolly.
by NED VALOIS
November 6th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cooling Unit Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Cooling Unit Replacement

This what I have . Bought a couple of years ago. Does great job in hot Miami. Whisperkool Extreme 8000ti The Extreme Platinum Series is WhisperKOOL's most advanced and powerful self-contained cooling unit. The Extreme is designed to fit between standard wall studs for simple "through-the-wall" insta...
by NED VALOIS
November 4th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9911
Views: 315592

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With Dinner
2006 Veuve Grand Dame
2012 Becklyn Cab
2008 Lewelling Cab
2001 Behrens & Hitchcock Petite Sirah
30 year Zafra Rum
by NED VALOIS
November 1st, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437197

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Six pack '08 Veuve Grand Dame
by NED VALOIS
October 31st, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 4740

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

Realm Bard,Tempest & Falstaff delivered to Florida today;Fed Ex -cool to the touch.
by NED VALOIS
October 31st, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did you buy into 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur?
Replies: 36
Views: 1051

Re: Did you buy into 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur?

No.
Big on '16 & few '14's-yes
by NED VALOIS
October 28th, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2420

Re: MacDonald Retrospective/Pay it Forward New York Offline

Jay,
(politics removed by admin)
by NED VALOIS
October 27th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The best or memorable vacation spot was...
Replies: 44
Views: 1492

Re: The best or memorable vacation spot was...

First Class (& VIP) on Pan Am 747 to Frankfurt & October Fest was a memorable one for me.
by NED VALOIS
October 27th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The best or memorable vacation spot was...
Replies: 44
Views: 1492

Re: The best or memorable vacation spot was...

For me ; Paris
Bordeaux
Cape Cod
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Surfer's Paradise, Australia
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria
by NED VALOIS
October 20th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Smoking Prime Rib
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Smoking Prime Rib

Sounds like a lot of work, but my mouth is watering !

https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-sm ... rib-335744
by NED VALOIS
October 19th, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 35
Views: 1040

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

I have Paderno Professional stainless pots, very heavy, made in Prince Edward Island, CA years ago. Used on Queen Elizabeth's ship, airplane and Air Force One. Lifetime warranted. NOT THE NEW Italian made Paderno pots. Mine are at least 25 years old and look and cook as new. If you can find some any...
by NED VALOIS
October 18th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G12 at the Gables Club Ristorante
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: G12 at the Gables Club Ristorante

The only questionable wine was the '75 Latour ; it died very quickly.
by NED VALOIS
October 18th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G12 at the Gables Club Ristorante
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: G12 at the Gables Club Ristorante

Good insight !
Very nice .
by NED VALOIS
October 18th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G12 at the Gables Club Ristorante
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: G12 at the Gables Club Ristorante

Jorge was the host (his turn), that is traditional amounts.
by NED VALOIS
October 18th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G12 at the Gables Club Ristorante
Replies: 6
Views: 191

G12 at the Gables Club Ristorante

WHAT WE DRANK; 1990 BOLLINGER RD EXTRA BRUT & 1995 KRUG CHAMPAGNES ,WITH APPETIZERS 2009 MARCASSIN CHARD (JORGE) 2015 LEFLAIVE PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1ST CRU LES COMBETTES (JORGE) 1992 DOMINUS-(SUHEL) 1986 CHATEAU GRUARD LAROSE (SERGIO) 1990 LA CUVEE DU PAPET CLOS DU MONT,OLIVET (BOB) 1975 CHATEAU LATOU...
by NED VALOIS
October 17th, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cobia - Best fish ever
Replies: 28
Views: 988

Re: Cobia - Best fish ever

Very fast swimming fish, similar to King Fish. GREAT SMOKED !
by NED VALOIS
October 14th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 214
Views: 16678

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Just picked up a Flor de Cana 25 yr. Will try soon.
by NED VALOIS
October 13th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Ever "Doctored" a Wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 2492

Re: Has Anyone Ever "Doctored" a Wine?

One guy in a past wine group I was in added Vodka to Cab & put it in a blender, not so good result !
He made up for it by also serving a Petrus.
by NED VALOIS
October 12th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa: The excessibe baller’s guide
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: Napa: The excessibe baller’s guide

MEH !
by NED VALOIS
October 8th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your wine "magic number"?
Replies: 50
Views: 1874

Re: Your wine "magic number"?

Need higher #'s !
by NED VALOIS
October 7th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9911
Views: 315592

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Birthday dinner with family (3 kids,3 spouses,5 grandchildren) .
Standing rib roast & sides.
2016 Aubert Lauren Chard
2008 Carte Blanche Cab Maggie
2004 Lewis Reserve Cab Maggie
2003 Karl Lawrence Beckstoffer Dr Crane Cab Maggie
by NED VALOIS
October 6th, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: NEW Direct Offer Retailer - My New Wine Business
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: NEW Direct Offer Retailer - My New Wine Business

Tom,
Congrats & best wishes on your venture.
I know the Apex people & have bought from them in the past. Good guys !
Regards, Ned- Miami
by NED VALOIS
October 4th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 11488

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
October 3rd, 2018, 5:31 am
Looks like the first retail offer has popped up on Wine-Searcher for the 2015 MacDonald...$1485 for the three pack.

Looks like it is GONE !!!
by NED VALOIS
October 4th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow Monsieur Etain release
Replies: 49
Views: 3822

Re: Scarecrow Monsieur Etain release

OPEN & IN !
by NED VALOIS
September 28th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 11488

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

Well I ...just got a six pack of W&M. (TOO)
by NED VALOIS
September 25th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437197

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 25th, 2018, 11:32 am
Some unicorns became available
1921 Yquem
1961 Latour a Pomerol
1949 Cheval Blanc

All slated for a tasting early next year
Time & address ?
by NED VALOIS
September 24th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mezcal advice?
Replies: 33
Views: 2099

Re: Mezcal advice?

Have bond money ! [snort.gif]

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