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by Ken Strauss
April 12th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 47
Views: 2843

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

Cafe Maxx in Pompano. $35
Excellent food for 30 years.
by Ken Strauss
April 11th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1216
Views: 129897

Re: Official Costco Thread

ERPark wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Unfortunately, not enough left to back up even a toy truck.....


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Insane
I want some.
by Ken Strauss
April 9th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1031

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

I’ve had them at a couple of high-end seafood places in NYC. Nothing special. Same with king crab legs . I would need to try them both locally to fairly gauge my like for them . My local shop is Finster Murphys. Located on 17th street. I asked them if they ever get king crab legs. The answer was we...
by Ken Strauss
April 9th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1031

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

Disagree that they are overrated. Overpriced, yes, especially the last couple seasons. But (most of) the ones we get local and fresh in South Florida are delicious. I buy them at a seafood shack about half a mile from the beach. They get them fresh daily and I buy them and eat them same day. Totall...
by Ken Strauss
April 9th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1031

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

mark rudner wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 12:25 pm
maybe boiled immediately?
Yes
They are boiled immediately for about 8 minutes once they are brought to shore and then dipped in cold water to stop the cooking process.
I decided to look it up.
by Ken Strauss
April 9th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1031

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

mark rudner wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 12:12 pm
so is it true that all stone crab is frozen immediately on the boat?
i've heard this many times over the years
No
Not true
by Ken Strauss
April 9th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1031

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

Yeah, maybe lack of skillz, but I get crab mulch or wasted meat. The larger the stone crab the less the work and the higher the price. I buy the colossal so I don't have to work that hard. As I stated before 2 colossal is a lb. They rarely have them at Joes. Jumbos are usually the largest Joes sell...
by Ken Strauss
April 9th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1031

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

I am a big fan of Stone Crabs.
Lots of places here to get them super fresh. I do agree that the mustard sauce helps make them so special.
At $55 a lb. for the colossal crabs you got to love them. Basically 2 crabs to a lb.
by Ken Strauss
April 4th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gift Giving Wines
Replies: 27
Views: 775

Re: Gift Giving Wines

Turley is my go to gift for most. The bottle is unique and is not available at most shops. There is a wide assortment of wines also. Old vines and juvenile are at most $25. The single vineyards are just slightly more. I find most non wine geeks love Turley. I always buy more then I will consume in a...
by Ken Strauss
March 31st, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1216
Views: 129897

Re: Official Costco Thread

I guess Florida is one of the last to get any 2008 Dom. Nothing in Fort Lauderdale either.
by Ken Strauss
March 27th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Marlins Best seats
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Marlins Best seats

YLee wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 1:27 am
If Im in Miami, I might hit you up on this.
Please do.
I guarantee you will have a great time!
by Ken Strauss
March 26th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Marlins Best seats
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Marlins Best seats

Baseball Fans!! I have been a season ticket holder since the franchise started in 1993. My seats are the best in the new park taking into account price. The seats are behind home plate in the 5th row on the aisle. The seats include valet parking, a full buffet, in seat service, beer and drinkable wi...
by Ken Strauss
March 19th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 57
Views: 1740

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Every so often, I will order a ton of 28 day bone in ribeye from Brian. They arrive beautiful and marbled, and vacuum packed, so it’s easy to freeze them. And each time we eat them, we marvel at how great they are. We shared one tonight, with a bottle, and the steaks were so complex and tender, tha...
by Ken Strauss
March 19th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1183

Re: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?

Silky texture
by Ken Strauss
March 18th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1216
Views: 129897

Re: Official Costco Thread

Gerry Morrisey wrote:
March 17th, 2019, 9:28 pm
At NH Costco picked up 2 six packs of 2008 Dom Perignon for $129.99 ea. Still had 4 six packs when I left
Incredible price!
by Ken Strauss
March 17th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Boston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Wine stores in Boston

Your best bet in town is Federal wine. They opened up a new fine and rare room downstairs that has a lot of good stuff. You’ll have to ask to go in there it’s not part of the normal store. In the suburbs Gordon’s in Waltham and Marty’s in Newton are both good. I went to Boston University and starte...
by Ken Strauss
March 12th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sotheby's 'Transcendent' Auction
Replies: 34
Views: 2096

Re: Sotheby's 'Transcendent' Auction

According to the catalog, the "Transcendent" collector is a relatively young, fifth-generation real estate investor who also collects homes, cars and boats and is present at large wine events. He readjusts his cellar periodically, selling 10,000 bottles every ten years or so (how young can he be?)....
by Ken Strauss
March 9th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ wine article
Replies: 37
Views: 2259

Re: WSJ wine article

A really good article.
The headline gets the attention but the article is actually very informative. The author
names many good sources for wine reviews. She included CellarTracker which is for wine nerds but we knew that.
by Ken Strauss
March 4th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 28
Views: 1266

Re: Amore for Amarone?

Pairing works with any steak.
Brisket,veal chop and short rib all are excellent.
If you checked the menu for the Quintarelli tasting you can see the Winewatch pairings.
Andrew and Toni are both amazing.
Start with their recommendations and take it from there.
by Ken Strauss
March 4th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 28
Views: 1266

Re: Amore for Amarone?

I have been a big Amarone fan for a long time. Going to Quintarelli tasting at Wine Watch on March 8. Certainly will be a memorable evening. For a more reasonably priced Amarone I love Tomasso Bussola. https://www.winewatch.com/wine-events-d6/march-events-c57/quintarelli-amarone-wine-tasting-at-win...
by Ken Strauss
March 3rd, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 28
Views: 1266

Re: Amore for Amarone?

Joe Z wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 7:29 am
I really love the Dal Forno wines. Has anyone had any of them?
Yes really great Amarone also.
I have had a bunch.
Still have 3 1999 and 1 2000 in the cellar.
by Ken Strauss
March 2nd, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 28
Views: 1266

Re: Amore for Amarone?

[snort.gif] Amarone is a wine to stay away from. newhere
by Ken Strauss
March 2nd, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 28
Views: 1266

Re: Amore for Amarone?

I have been a big Amarone fan for a long time. Going to Quintarelli tasting at Wine Watch on March 8. Certainly will be a memorable evening. For a more reasonably priced Amarone I love Tomasso Bussola. https://www.winewatch.com/wine-events-d6/march-events-c57/quintarelli-amarone-wine-tasting-at-wine...
by Ken Strauss
March 2nd, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 15445

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

ykwon wrote:
March 2nd, 2019, 9:47 am
Wow. Is that first day air????
Standard 2 day air
by Ken Strauss
March 2nd, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 15445

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Bdklein wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 4:34 pm
Any east coast shipping fee info?
$237 for 9 bottles to Florida.
by Ken Strauss
March 1st, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 15445

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Over the phone they said 8.125% and were startled to learn that they were charging more. I know the rate in Rutherford is 7.75%. You called the winery over a tax rate being off by less than 1%? Seriously? Tom Why not. You can buy a daily drinker for the amount saved. Maybe 2 depending on how much m...
by Ken Strauss
February 24th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 15445

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Well I got my answer. Increased production and an increased allocation. I got offered 9 bottles @$400. March 1 is the start of my window. Offer is good until March 5. I have not received my offer and now feel worried I might not get my chance.... grouphug I have been on the list since 2007. I have ...
by Ken Strauss
February 24th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 21
Views: 1346

Re: TN: 2008 Dom Perignon

Waiting for Costco also.
My store just sold out the 2009.
by Ken Strauss
February 20th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 15445

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Well I got my answer. Increased production and an increased allocation. I got offered 9 bottles @$400. March 1 is the start of my window. Offer is good until March 5. What do you mean by increased production? Did they plant new vines or do you just higher yields from 2015? Btw, great profile pic, L...
by Ken Strauss
February 19th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 15445

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Well I got my answer. Increased production and an increased allocation.
I got offered 9 bottles @$400. March 1 is the start of my window. Offer is good until March 5.
by Ken Strauss
February 15th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Michael vs Aubert
Replies: 29
Views: 1862

Re: Peter Michael vs Aubert

I buy both every year. I dropped Kistler as I agree Aubert and Peter Michael are better. This would make a great challenge. Peter Michael vs Aubert. I will suggest to Andrew at Winewatch. Ken, Andy is doing the comparison in April. Unfortunately, I will be in DC (perhaps I can persuade him to chang...
by Ken Strauss
February 13th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Schrader Offer
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

Re: 2017 Schrader Offer

I took a pass this year. Been on the list since 2005.
Constellation buyout and the fact I have been buying everything they offer plus wish list.
122 bottles left is plenty.
by Ken Strauss
February 10th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 15445

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

I bet it’ll be $1,150 per 3 pack. It went up $60 from 2014 to 2015. Guessing a 6% increase just like the previous year. Looks like production went from 1,850 cases (2015) to 2,000 cases (2016). Looks like more folks will continue to be added like the previous year. With the increased production I w...
by Ken Strauss
February 10th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition
Replies: 62
Views: 5000

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition

That's not a good deal. [scratch.gif] Was it for 2 bottles maybe?? Otherwise I agree, that's not so hot. Misposted, it was indeed two bottles found underneath everything else. I always poke around at Costco as they often have good stuff sitting underneath the bins. You are lucky. No 2008 Dom yet. S...
by Ken Strauss
February 9th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best 2010 Cab $100-$150
Replies: 31
Views: 1601

Re: best 2010 Cab $100-$150

Roy Piper if you can get any.
by Ken Strauss
February 7th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Morlet
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: Thoughts on Morlet

The la proportion doree is a favorite of mine also.
Chris Chew has a great deal on the 2010 in commerce corner($45).
The current release is $110.
I agree with the comments above. Morlet makes fine wine at top prices.
by Ken Strauss
February 6th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Morlet La Proportion Doree
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: FS: 2010 Morlet La Proportion Doree

I love this wine as you can see from the 3 liter etched bottle.
Chris is a top notch seller. At this price it is a steal.
by Ken Strauss
February 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Michael vs Aubert
Replies: 29
Views: 1862

Re: Peter Michael vs Aubert

John Ammons wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Ken Strauss wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 8:44 am
I love Morlet also. BTW Luc Morlet is the winemaker at Peter Michael so the style is very similar.
Actually it's Nicolas Morlet who makes the wine at Peter Michael. I think that's Luc's brother, right?
Yes
You are correct.
Luc used to be the winemaker at Peter Michael.
by Ken Strauss
February 5th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Michael vs Aubert
Replies: 29
Views: 1862

Re: Peter Michael vs Aubert

David - I agree re: the PM pinots. I love the chards, but the few pinots I've tried didn't do it for me. Ken - looks like you buy Morlet as well. How do you rank those vs. PM? This is timely, as the PM Spring release just hit this morning... I thought the PM release is Thurs I got mine this morning.
by Ken Strauss
February 5th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Michael vs Aubert
Replies: 29
Views: 1862

Re: Peter Michael vs Aubert

David - I agree re: the PM pinots. I love the chards, but the few pinots I've tried didn't do it for me. Ken - looks like you buy Morlet as well. How do you rank those vs. PM? This is timely, as the PM Spring release just hit this morning... I love Morlet also. BTW Luc Morlet is the winemaker at Pe...
by Ken Strauss
February 4th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Michael vs Aubert
Replies: 29
Views: 1862

Re: Peter Michael vs Aubert

I buy both every year. I dropped Kistler as I agree Aubert and Peter Michael are better.
This would make a great challenge. Peter Michael vs Aubert. I will suggest to Andrew at Winewatch.
by Ken Strauss
January 30th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your go to Wine Publication for wine & vintage info?
Replies: 29
Views: 1217

Re: What is your go to Wine Publication for wine & vintage info?

Dear Reader, It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the newest member of our reviewer team: Anthony Mueller. An accomplished sommelier and presenter based in Napa Valley, California, Anthony comes to us with more than 20 years of experience in the food and wine industry. He has worked as a s...
by Ken Strauss
January 25th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Bohème Wines
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Bohème Wines

I missed this also!
by Ken Strauss
January 25th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Sojourn Cellars

Beautiful video!
I think I should give them a taste.
by Ken Strauss
January 25th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 13759

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - FAQ/Info/Discussion

Excited!
What time will the preview begin?
Also Todd don’t you send a reminder that it is GCC renewal time?
by Ken Strauss
January 21st, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Retailers in Florida worth checking out?
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Wine Retailers in Florida worth checking out?

Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale for sure. The store is a hidden gem. They recently opened a wine bar where you get something to eat and enjoy or taste. Saturday starting at around 4:00pm is brown bag. Wine loving people bring a bottle to share with whoever is there. Everyone tries to identify the wine...
by Ken Strauss
January 14th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Aubert Spring Release

Allocation e-mail arrived and my order is in!
by Ken Strauss
January 11th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: A short trip to Prague
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Re: A short trip to Prague

We just left there 2 days ago. Great information here. We stayed 5 nights and stayed busy the whole time. Prague is a wonderful city with plenty to see. We did hire a private guide which was expensive but worth the expense. We did almost all the sights recommended here including the day trip to Ter...
by Ken Strauss
January 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Port
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: 2016 Port

Bought a 2016 Taylor Fladgate today at Costco for $88.99.

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