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by G. Greenbaum
August 21st, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Pétillant Brut (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: TN: 2013 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Pétillant Brut (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Doug Schulman wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 11:56 am
I don’t usually think there’s much to this wine. The Reserve can be a lot better, even impressive.
Yep. I major step up in quality. We drank a few of the '09 Reserve on a recent trip to the Loire and they were outstanding. Also enjoyed the Jacky Blot & Pinon Pettilant.
by G. Greenbaum
August 16th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red/white blends have you tried?
Replies: 54
Views: 1269

Re: What red/white blends have you tried?

Wes Barton wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Most of the ones imported here and made here are oxidated...
Hi Wes - For my education, could you please point me to the literature that supports this assertion?
by G. Greenbaum
August 16th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red/white blends have you tried?
Replies: 54
Views: 1269

Re: What red/white blends have you tried?

Most, if not all, of the Friuli and Slovinian skin contact wines I've had, and I've visited wineries in these areas, were non-oxidized.
by G. Greenbaum
August 15th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3483
Views: 319584

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Does anyone have any experience with Clos du Joncuas? Cellartracker comments look interesting on all 3 for the price... It's a pretty good Gigondas producer, with some other AOC bottlings I think too. Chambers St. has been bringing them in for a while, and usually has good color on them in their em...
by G. Greenbaum
August 15th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11559
Views: 541304

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard 2017 Brun Morgon Morgon Côte du Py Javernières 2017 Lapierre Morgon Close outs Chidaine Vouvray Pétillant 2015 Chidaine Montlouis Bournais 2016 Thibaud Boudignon Anjou 2013 Giuseppe Nada Barbaresco Riserva Casot 2016 Giuseppe Nada Langhe Nebbiolo
by G. Greenbaum
August 13th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 1433

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

Hey Christine - Wow, Mustard's Grill, a blast from the past. And for any of you lucky enough to see the beautiful things coming out of Christine's kitchen, and even luckier to have enjoyed them, well you know what a great cook she is.
by G. Greenbaum
August 12th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Broc Cellars 'Wirth Vineyard' Zinfandel
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: TN: 2017 Broc Cellars 'Wirth Vineyard' Zinfandel

Broc makes lovely "natural wines" and quite the contrast to the stereotypical Aussie bombs. Great to see they will have a presence down under.
by G. Greenbaum
August 8th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 1433

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

Glenn - I love NMS in Silverlake. How easy are the recipes to follow? The ingredients are easily sourced I would think.
by G. Greenbaum
August 8th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44676

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I was remiss in not mentioning Holbox in the Mercado La Paloma. Gilberto's dishes are exquisite!
by G. Greenbaum
August 8th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 1433

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

It's tough to narrow down to 5 and I appreciate the offerings so far. I clearly need to look into The Food Lab. I too gain inspiration from these books rather than strictly following the recipes.
by G. Greenbaum
August 8th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44676

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I sure hope the food in Mexico City would be better than what we have in LA. LA is not a fine dining city by design and certainly not fine dining Mexican, though Broken Spanish is pretty good and I lament the loss of Rivera and Corazon y Miel. Babita in San Gabriel is arguably the top high end place...
by G. Greenbaum
August 6th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.
Replies: 32
Views: 2042

Re: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.

Here's a list of FDA approved additives and materials for wine.

https://www.alicefeiring.com/blog/2010/ ... tives.html
by G. Greenbaum
August 6th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 1433

COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

In no special order, I'm constantly referring to these:
1. Chez Panisse Cooking - Waters and Bertolli
2. Simple - Ottolenghi
3. Plenty - Ottolenghi
4. Sunday Suppers at Lucques - Goin
5. Authentic Mexican - Bayless
by G. Greenbaum
July 31st, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chinon and Saumur
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: Chinon and Saumur

If you heading east to Vouvray from Saumur, I recommend stopping at Chidaine in Montluis. Their tasting room is on the main road on the south side of the river.
by G. Greenbaum
July 30th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016
Replies: 196
Views: 15556

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 7:22 am
Cool. We have to be there in Oct...
Attending HSB?
by G. Greenbaum
July 22nd, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44676

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

PSA: CORKAGE website. I've been using this with good results. Seems to be accurate.
https://byoblikeaboss.com/
by G. Greenbaum
July 19th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 174
Views: 12243

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

Oh yeah, lots of options! We may try Rigmarole or Shu, both look interesting. I also want to try Cezembre which is in our neighborhood, and may try to get in at Septime when reservation time comes around. Definitely Freddy's on our first night when an earlier to bed crash is probably inevitable. We...
by G. Greenbaum
July 19th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 129
Views: 8854

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

ArteNOM Seleccion de 1414 Tequila Reposado is a current favorite. I'm not a fan of extra anejo heavy wooded tequilas. My other sipper is the Casa Dragones Blanco. For amazing value, I get the Corzo Blanco for $26 in the LA, CA area.
by G. Greenbaum
July 17th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres

Is the entire vineyard or a portion of designated Clos or just Pernot's parcel?
by G. Greenbaum
July 16th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best of the Bay Area (SF and non-SF)
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Best of the Bay Area (SF and non-SF)

The urban wineries in Berkeley might be of interest. Edmunds St. John, Broc, Harrington & Donkey & Goat are just a few of the wineries you'll find. There's Kermit Lynch, Vintage Berkeley & Paul Marcus wine shops worthy of a visit. In Oakland, The Punchdown is a cool merchant where you can taste. I'm...
by G. Greenbaum
July 9th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44676

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Lodge and Gjusta bake outstanding breads. The best pastries in the city, imho, are at Proof. They rival Tartine.
by G. Greenbaum
June 21st, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2867

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

Danius Barzdukas wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 12:37 pm
To me it's one of the smells like...even sex...
Seriously???? Not my experience. I'd become celibate if so.
by G. Greenbaum
June 6th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 13
Views: 1434

Re: London Recos

Go here https://kitchentablelondon.co.uk/. Thank me later.
by G. Greenbaum
June 6th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1748

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

Both the Wine Vault and the Wine Cave are good options, and I think operate pretty similarly. It might be a little easier for you to access wine at the Cave vs the Vault. I am not sure about pricing at the Wine Cave. A restaurant is opening up in the basement of the Wine Vault, which may or may not...
by G. Greenbaum
June 6th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1748

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

I ended up going with the Wine Vault - cheap, close to me and yeah, the friendly people are a true bonus. I enjoy the elevator ride with Paul every time. Hi Glen - Welcome to the eastside. Glad you like the WV. I've been there for a long time and love the place. I'm in Atwater Village, happy to mee...
by G. Greenbaum
June 6th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seven % Solution tasting in Los Angeles June 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1132

Re: Seven % Solution tasting in Los Angeles June 2

A completely different experience was the I Brand Cab Franc, which may well be one of the most Loire-like Cab Francs I've had from California. The vineyard is apparently cooled by the Monterey winds and if you like Chinon, this might be something to look for. They didn't try to hide the bell pepper...
by G. Greenbaum
June 5th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seven % Solution tasting in Los Angeles June 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1132

Re: Seven % Solution tasting in Los Angeles June 2

I was at the trade tasting. It was really great to try so many cool wines and meet the wonderful people making them. The venue was very comfortable and perhaps the first wine event in Vernon, CA (at least for me)!!! So cool to finally meet Hardy Wallace as well as see some old friends. I was really ...
by G. Greenbaum
May 28th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London wine bar recommendations sought
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: London wine bar recommendations sought

I enjoyed going to Terroirs in Charring Cross. Ate at the excellent Barfina (tapas) just up the street after a few glasses.
by G. Greenbaum
May 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44676

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I hear good things about Sushi Note in Sherman Oaks. Associated with Augustine. I have not been yet, but curious if anyone has. My brother and parents are in the valley and our go to has been Okumura.
by G. Greenbaum
May 24th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CdP ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: CdP ???

Tom, I was in CdP last month and tasted at Pegau. I asked that same question to Laurence. Her explanation was something along the lines that the older domains i.e Beaucastel, VT, ... use the original design. A newer design was introduced when the domain numbers increased substantially in the 80/90s ...
by G. Greenbaum
May 24th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 5:53 pm
The ‘09 Bruns were amazing early, then shut down hard. I have some Morgon and Fleurie left. Everything I’ve seen here and on CT tells me that they’re starting to drink well so I might have to check in.
Agreed. I drank almost all of my Brun Brouilly early on, it was so good.
by G. Greenbaum
May 22nd, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?

Thanks for that data point Alan. I also have the Brun MaV (and Vissoux). My experience is MaV is usually the most structured of the crus and longest lived. But good to know the Brun is already showing well.
by G. Greenbaum
May 20th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Calif Syrahs..(long/boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: Yup...

Gregg, Why not reach out to Craig Jaffurs directly and ask? Or perhaps to the winery and see if they've opened a regular bottle of the 09 recently? My guess is that it still has a ways to go - 09 was a great year and the wines from the area generally had great structure - but always good to hear di...
by G. Greenbaum
May 20th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Calif Syrahs..(long/boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: TN: Some Calif Syrahs..(long/boring)

Tom-Wondering if you've had the '09 Jaffurs Larner Syrah and your impression on it's longevity? I have a magnum and no idea how long to hold it. I'd like to catch it in balance after the baby fat is shed.
by G. Greenbaum
May 20th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44676

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

There's an excellent Izakaya in Echo Park www.tsubakila.com. They have a very good collection of Sake, so not sure of the corkage policy, though I'm sure byob is likely.
by G. Greenbaum
May 20th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?
Replies: 7
Views: 460

TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?

2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (5/18/2019) Starting to drink really well. Open from the get go and blossoming about 45 min into it. Pinotish red fruits with wonderful acidity and lift. Classic texture bordering on elegant (for CB). In a...
by G. Greenbaum
May 20th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 40
Views: 1770

Re: Impossible burgers

In my opinion, no. It is not a healthy choice. I'm all for eating less meat, or eating none at all, if you prefer and are still getting your nutrients. But these meat alternatives are highly processed and contain questionable ingredients, some derived from soy (soy protein isolate, soy leghemobloin...
by G. Greenbaum
May 17th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 40
Views: 1770

Re: Impossible burgers

and while on the subject are they actually good for you? In my opinion, no. It is not a healthy choice. I'm all for eating less meat, or eating none at all, if you prefer and are still getting your nutrients. But these meat alternatives are highly processed and contain questionable ingredients, som...
by G. Greenbaum
May 16th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5312

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

In order of preference:
Lopez de Heredia
Bonavita Rosato
Cornelissen Susucaru
Musar
Abbatucci Cuvée Faustine

For me, some Etna rosatos and Corsican roses are in another league.
by G. Greenbaum
May 7th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1356

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

I taste at the domain's tasting room in Montluis a few weeks ago. I didn't take any notes but my picture shows we tasted '15 Bouchet, 2 '16 Molleuxs and the remainder 2017. 14 wines in total including a sparkling and the rose. The quality was impressive. I cannot speak to the '14s, but I still have ...
by G. Greenbaum
May 5th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Our favorite flea market in Paris is out of business :(
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Our favorite flea market in Paris is out of business :(

There is an excellent flea market at the Marché aux Puces de Vanves (Sat & Sun). A lot less crowded than the Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen (Clignancourt).
by G. Greenbaum
April 27th, 2019, 1:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 174
Views: 12243

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

Rigmarole (11th) should be included as a destination. Counter seating and several tables. There’s a 49€ and 69€ menu or you can go a la carte. We opted for the 69€. Mostly cooked on binchotan. Raw scallops, picked vegs, several cooked fish, several yakatori, a pasta with half a langostine, several v...
by G. Greenbaum
April 26th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants
Replies: 24
Views: 1190

Re: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants

I'm in Paris now. Not sure when you're coming but CAM is closing for about 2 weeks starting today. We had a fantastic dinner at Rigmarole. We went with the 69 euro tasting. They also have excellent wines, mostly natural. Trying out Au Passage and Grand Bain in the next few days. Wine prices are a pl...
by G. Greenbaum
April 4th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area

Thank you all for the recommendations. Has anyone been to Hygge in Avignon? It comes up on the Raisin app.
by G. Greenbaum
April 2nd, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area

Thanks Ilkkal.

Michael - Any names you can share in Avignon?
by G. Greenbaum
March 25th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: Restaurant, Wine Recommendations: Sarlat & Avignon Area

Anyone else? Western Provence and Chateauneuf du Pape area seems like a popular destination. Appreciate any help on restaurants, wine bars with good lists. Is Beaugraviere still the best wine list in the area? Thanks for your insights.
by G. Greenbaum
March 18th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area

I'm interested in recommendations for restaurants in and near Avignon. I will have a car so anything worthy within 30k is game. Not interested in fine dinning. Great wine lists and quality food trumps service. Rustic, in the country dinning works well. Orange, Chateauneuf du Pape, St-Remy-de-Provenc...
by G. Greenbaum
March 14th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurants in Dolomites area?
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Restaurants in Dolomites area?

Hey Stefan - We stayed in San Vito di Cadore (2017) and loved Ago. Great wine list (Foradori, Hoffstater, Dettori, Bonavita, Roagna) and very creative/inventive food, in an intimate setting.
http://www.agaristorante.it

Wonderful hike to Lago di Sorapis, very close to Cortina.
by G. Greenbaum
March 4th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 174
Views: 12243

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

It appears CAM is no reservations unless a 6 top. How long are the typical waits? Are weekends crowded? Am I correct they are closed Mon & Tu?

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