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by A Rubin Stein
November 12th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 184
Views: 12792

Re: Long Island

Thank you, Art and Diane. Very good choice.
by A Rubin Stein
November 11th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vigna rionda ester canale giovanni rosso
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Vigna rionda ester canale giovanni rosso

Eric Guido wrote an interesting piece about it: https://morrellwinebar.com/resurrecting-collina-rionda/
by A Rubin Stein
November 11th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A Good Week in NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 593

TNs: A Good Week in NYC

Sunday, Greg dal Piaz was in town, and Josh and I met him for dinner at Forgione , one of my go-to restaurants in TriBeCa, with solid food, a downtown, cool vibe, exposed brick and lots of candles. We started with my bottle of 2016 Davissat Chablis 1er Vaillons , which began very salty and then surp...
by A Rubin Stein
November 11th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 184
Views: 12792

Re: Long Island

Any options near the Nassau Coliseum for before a show, and on a Sunday? Thanks for any tips.
by A Rubin Stein
November 8th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Paloma Merlot from the recent fire sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: TN: 2012 Paloma Merlot from the recent fire sale

Thanks for the memories. Paloma was a wine board favorite in the late '90s. Their Syrah was excellent and the Merlot was great as well. I visited them at their home on Spring Mountain in 1999 or 2000. Their home was near the top, and I recall it was quite foggy up there. Jim mentioned the rattlesnak...
by A Rubin Stein
November 6th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 623
Views: 66358

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Red Peony is a new Chinese restaurant at 24 West 56th Street (in the old Joe's Shanghai space - and they still have soup dumplings). They are eager to host wine dinners with no corkage, at least until they receive a liquor license. Stemware is thick wide bowls, adequate but not suitable for your fin...
by A Rubin Stein
October 29th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: hometown bbq brooklyn wine dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: hometown bbq brooklyn wine dinner

Was this at the Red Hook location or the new one in Industry City?
Are they amenable to BYO wine dinners? That would be fantastic.
I love the Red Hook location. But sometimes the lines are just crazy.
Edit: I see you bought a dinner there, at auction and brought wine. Well done!
by A Rubin Stein
October 29th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2257
Views: 134069

Re: New York City Restaurants

Absolutely brutal review of Peter Luger's steakhouse by Pete Wells, NYT: https://nyti.ms/2Jya0hs
by A Rubin Stein
October 25th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: TN: 1996 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Hi, Hart. Nice meeting you last month at Riverpark for the Suchots tasting.
I was at Estela with a wine supplier, so we had an industry discount on corkage.
by A Rubin Stein
October 25th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
Replies: 2
Views: 409

TN: 1996 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Decanted in my office around 3pm and enjoyed from 8 to 11pm. Initial taste was charmless, lean and carried what I thought was a troublesome burnt note, but thankfully that blew off. Hours later, the nose is pretty complex, the palate deep, with focused cherry fruit, a smokey balsamic note, slightly ...
by A Rubin Stein
October 25th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12070
Views: 578579

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Bruno Clavelier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux 2012
Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2016
Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 2013
by A Rubin Stein
October 24th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2257
Views: 134069

Re: New York City Restaurants

Estela last night, definitely worthy of its Michelin star awarded this week. The menu is diverse and interesting, and everything that came out from the kitchen was delicious. The staff is young, hip, handsome and seemed to glow following the star this week. The room is buzzing with energy and loud, ...
by A Rubin Stein
October 24th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Few Recent Tastes I
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: TN: A Few Recent Tastes I

Nice work, Marc. Interesting, eclectic selection and great notes.
by A Rubin Stein
October 16th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 35
Views: 2030

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

In Stockholm, I really enjoyed the restaurant Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren. If you like digestifs, they have a few made of unexpected ingredients; don't miss the snaps made from horseradish and lemon (snaps pepparrot). I heard good things about Nook and Volt, but did not have a chance to try them perso...
by A Rubin Stein
October 16th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Barney Greengrass
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Barney Greengrass

Shut down by DOH, and a few days later, open again. Like DiFara pizza. Is this, like parking tickets, a revenue grab for the City? These violations seem easy to overcome and then the restaurant re-opens quickly. And, if I recall correctly, in DiFara's case, it seems to happen repeatedly.
by A Rubin Stein
October 16th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2257
Views: 134069

Re: New York City Restaurants

Recently discovered Via Carota (thanks YB) and have had two excellent meals there in the past three weeks. The room is great and the service was on point. The menu is large so I was pleasantly surprised that there were no duds. It's super casual and exactly the way that I want to eat and drink for ...
by A Rubin Stein
October 16th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 42
Views: 1550

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

I have had really good luck matching CNDP with Indian food (no hotter that medium). . . . In the same vein, I like California GSM blends, especially those that are a bit heavy on the Grenache. The first time I had the combination, it was because it was all I had in my office . . . . Yes, the good w...
by A Rubin Stein
October 12th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great restaurant, fine tiny terrifying wine list, 3 tns.
Replies: 13
Views: 1805

Re: Great restaurant, fine tiny terrifying wine list, 3 tns.

Thanks for this review, Dan. We often find ourselves in Koreatown, and our go-to is Osamil, a block away. Her Name is Han has been on my list to try for a while, but the crowds and the noise turn me off. I do recommend Osamil on your next visit. Clusel Roch, the Côté Rotie producer, is a surprise.
by A Rubin Stein
October 11th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2427

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

The auction market is softening. Mixed case lots, even of great wines, are not generating that much demand. See the Golodetz sale thread. Factor in the fees and I suspect your return will be low. I think the better route would be Commerce Corner, although you'd have to deal with multiple individual ...
by A Rubin Stein
October 5th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 72
Views: 5818

Re: Winebid revised.....

$50-55 per case to NYC, which is not that different from many retailers. However, I hadn’t updated my settings (last used in 2013) which authorized WineBid to ship without regard to consolidating, and as a result I’m getting three cases at $50-55 each, and one single bottle at $22.
by A Rubin Stein
October 2nd, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 25
Views: 2486

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Jud Reis wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 1:03 pm
One last favor - any recommendations on hotels in Kyoto - does not have to be super fancy, but would like convenient location to tourist areas, public transport. Thanks!
We stayed at The Thousand in Kyoto, steps from the main train station, and we liked it a lot.
by A Rubin Stein
October 1st, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's

It looks like the auction is open online on Sotheby’s website now and it looks very impressive.
by A Rubin Stein
September 26th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2257
Views: 134069

Re: New York City Restaurants

Really enjoyed Flora Bar last night, in what was the old Whitney Museum on Madison Avenue on the restaurant-starved Upper East Side. Wine list is very good, service top-notch and food quite good also. Corkage is $50. Probably one of the best places in the neighborhood.
by A Rubin Stein
September 25th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6418

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

My grandparents were survivors of the Holocaust; their children, spouses, siblings and parents were not. Growing up, I was told by family members and teachers to boycott German products. Following the Holocaust, Germany paid reparations to survivors and today, Germany is a friend of Israel and seems...
by A Rubin Stein
September 23rd, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12070
Views: 578579

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Various lots from Mark Golodetz's cellar, including Drouhin across multiple vintages, including Clos des Mouches
89, 90, 91 and 93, and Hudelot Noellot Mergers from 99 and 05. And 97 Fonseca Port, because I'm certain it's awesome, even though I won't open any for many years.
by A Rubin Stein
September 23rd, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7204

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

It was tough, I was expecting a little more. Not a great week for wine auctions, sale at the other houses were also little lackluster. Mark, your auction faced direct competition from Zachys and Hart Davis, on the same weekend. And Zachys is having another live auction next week. There is a lot of ...
by A Rubin Stein
September 12th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)
Replies: 33
Views: 1161

Re: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)

Thanks for the enjoyable travelogue, Otto.

If you are interested in Georgian wines, you should connect with Lisa Granik, MW. She is a big promoter of Georgian wines and consults to various wineries in Georgia. I'd be happy to introduce you.
by A Rubin Stein
August 22nd, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2257
Views: 134069

Re: New York City Restaurants

Crown Shy tables hard to snag! Any updates since the earlier notes?? I went last week to celebrate my fiance's birthday. We loved it. Top-notch in all respects, from decor to vibe to food, with service being particularly on-point. Wine list is great. Not an easy reservation. I sent an email about a...
by A Rubin Stein
August 22nd, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2257
Views: 134069

Re: New York City Restaurants

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 5:19 pm
Neta closing in a couple of weeks. Haven’t been there in a few years but I was a regular until Nick and Jimmy left to open Shuko.
Neta made a 8th Street a dining destination, rather than merely the street I recall from high school to get fake IDs and concert posters. Loring Place also.
by A Rubin Stein
August 16th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12070
Views: 578579

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2013 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva San Giuseppe
2013 Livio Sassetti Brunello Pertimali
2015 Felsina Rancia
2015 Felsina Fontalloro
by A Rubin Stein
August 12th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches
Replies: 34
Views: 1301

Re: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches

Asher, Sounds like sage advice. Would be interesting to know if the 2015 was mostly primary at this point versus going into a shell already. Cheers, Doug Doug, I've had the '15 three times, in '17, '18 and '19. The last bottle, two weeks ago, was still very primary (and boardmember Sarah K. noted t...
by A Rubin Stein
August 11th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches
Replies: 34
Views: 1301

Re: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches

Frederico L e e wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 4:20 am
I have 3 bottles of 2015 Drouhin Clos des Mouches Rouge. How long do I need to wait to enjoy them? 20 years? :(
I opened a bottle last week. My advice is to forget about this wine in your cellar for at least ten more years, ideally many more.
by A Rubin Stein
July 24th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war
Replies: 44
Views: 2450

Re: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war

I cannot imagine the drop at Opus One. What other Napa wines are very popular with the Chinese consumers? Caymus? Silver Oak? What happen to the extra inventory? "Our offer today is from a premier Napa winery that we cannot name . . . cough, cough, Schmopus One, cough cough . . . that we are able t...
by A Rubin Stein
July 15th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Switzerland Recs
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Switzerland Recs

It's been a while since I went but Caduff's Wine Loft in Zurich was da bomb in terms of wine. Food was great too - food was pricey, wine had some real treasures. No real list, you go into the basement and pick something out. When I went, many burgundy treasures at fair values (the older the wine, t...
by A Rubin Stein
June 21st, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 19
Views: 1776

Re: Calon Segur 1996

I bought a magnum on release. Still have it. One of my first investments into my cellar.
by A Rubin Stein
May 30th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2926

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Kudos to my partner Asher Rubinstein, who obtained the original temporary restraining order against Chelsea in the Moriarty case. I would add, "after consulting with me on the legal issues associated with the appropriate requirements for dealing with a warehouseman's lien claim under the Uniform Co...
by A Rubin Stein
May 29th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 days in Southern Rhone
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: 4 days in Southern Rhone

I agree with Daniel that the Southern Rhone, and especially Provence, are huge and many attractions are far afield. I found it helpful to group attractions together. For instance Bandol/Domaine Tempier/Cassis/Calanques are all not too far from each other and make a good grouping, but getting there c...
by A Rubin Stein
May 28th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 days in Southern Rhone
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: 4 days in Southern Rhone

I agree on the hill towns of Gordes and Roussillon. We also enjoyed the market in Forcalquier, which I believe is on Mondays. If you're looking for a central place to stay in Provence, I highly recommend Hostellerie de L'Abbaye de la Celle. While in Provence, I also recommend the Verdon Gorge and Mo...
by A Rubin Stein
May 23rd, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2257
Views: 134069

Re: New York City Restaurants

Mark Gilje wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 11:33 am
Is there anything comparable to the now-closed Artisanal for cheese/wine combo? Looking for some place for lunch.
You might have a look at https://www.casellulahk.com/
But know that it's much more low key than Artisanal was.
by A Rubin Stein
April 22nd, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: is anyone open for tour & tasting on Saturday in Champagne?
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: is anyone open for tour & tasting on Saturday in Champagne?

Reach out to Vouette et Sorbée. Or better yet, have Jake reach out for you. We visited a couple of weeks ago, then had lunch at Le Garde Champetre, which I recommend.
by A Rubin Stein
April 16th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4969

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Jeremy and William, We missed you at Au Fil du Zinc by just a few days. What a memorable dinner! We ordered the 2010 Raveneau Chapelot, which was great, as well as the 1986 Raveneau Butteaux that you also enjoyed, served to us blind, and it was amazing. We also had the 2010 Raveneau Mont Mains as yo...
by A Rubin Stein
April 15th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 4220

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

I was in the Aube and Chablis not even two weeks ago and frost was definitely a concern. Christian Moreau was putting blankets on some of his Grand Cru vineyards. At Vouette & Sorbée, they were preparing candles, as they were in Chablis. I took the opportunity to ask the vignerons about insurance fo...
by A Rubin Stein
April 15th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 4-15-19
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: Wine Impressions 4-15-19

Surprising Dauvissat notes. But then again, maybe not. I'm finding that some 2008s have not been showing well lately.
by A Rubin Stein
March 5th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burglary bait
Replies: 21
Views: 1888

Re: Burglary bait

I know the owner and I have enjoyed an evening of wine in this apartment. It is a beautiful apartment, an urban palace combined from nine or so smaller units, if I recall correctly. As for the art, it's legit and includes original Miró and Chagall works, and a Han Dynasty horse sculpture (if I recal...
by A Rubin Stein
January 26th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 3049

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

I have a fondness for Palmer, after reading in "Wine and War" that Palmer hid Jews during World War II.
by A Rubin Stein
January 18th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno Barolo ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1646

Re: G. Conterno Barolo ?

I've had some bottles of Conterno-Fantino where the oak has integrated with time, resulting in a good wine. Similar results with certain vintages of Gaja and Scavino. But confusing Conterno-Fantino with Giacomo Conterno is an amateur blunder. I would understand if a waiter made such a mistake, but a...
by A Rubin Stein
January 11th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: TN: 1969 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

My vintage, too. I don't recall having had the '69 d'Yquem. But, around ten years ago, I did open a 1969 Climens Barsac which was amazing and impressed a room full of wine people. More recently, a '69 Conterno Cascina Francia Barolo was a bad bottle, but a '69 Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico...
by A Rubin Stein
January 9th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are these the top "wine influencers"?
Replies: 41
Views: 2217

Re: Are these the top "wine influencers"?

Well, one of the NYC wine guys told me that he no longer posts tasting notes on Rioja because he is a "market mover", so I suppose anything is possible.
by A Rubin Stein
December 30th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Giovanni Rosso Barbera d'Alba Donna Margherita
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: TN: 2005 Giovanni Rosso Barbera d'Alba Donna Margherita

From a similar $5 Zachys blow out sale of the same era, a 2003 Giovanni Rosso Barolo that I opened a couple of months ago was prune juice. But, the 04 G. Rossi Barolos are great.
by A Rubin Stein
December 26th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.
Replies: 20
Views: 1797

Re: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.

I had the 2015 Fourrier Bourgogne this week. It's a wine of substance. I look forward to trying it again in five or so years.

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