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by G. Greenbaum
July 8th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I am pairing "challenged": basil pesto over pasta ?
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: I am pairing "challenged": basil pesto over pasta ?

A good practice for selecting pairings is to consider where the dish originates. In this case, pesto is considered Genovese, so Vermentino is the natural choice. Not sure if your area hois this, but I like La Ginestraia's Vermentino. You can also look to Corsica for great Vermentinos. Any of the win...
by G. Greenbaum
June 17th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1113
Views: 62221

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

ki punwar wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 7:47 am
I like the Orange chicken at Green Apple in Studio City. Not fancy but great service, no fuss and the owner is always there. Wonder if it’s open now...
Coincidently, we ordered from them last weekend. So, yeah they're open.
by G. Greenbaum
May 2nd, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Ojai Syrahs '96....(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: TN: Three Ojai Syrahs '96....(short/boring)

I just had the '03 BN Syrah. I think I caught it at a better moment, though still not my cup o tea. It was very primary on day one with noticeable alcohol. Day two, it settled down, rounded out and was more enjoyable. I guess I like the colder climate Syrahs, though ESJ has always done nice things w...
by G. Greenbaum
April 29th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1113
Views: 62221

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Another victim of the times. Wish I would have made it to Bon Temps.
https://la.eater.com/2020/4/29/21241888 ... oronavirus
by G. Greenbaum
April 25th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stu Yaniger??
Replies: 51
Views: 2473

Re: Stu Yaniger??

Yaniger put Côte Rotie on my radar back in the day. And isn’t he responsible for “Belle Helene”?
by G. Greenbaum
April 18th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1113
Views: 62221

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

No love for Kris Yenbamroong/Night + Market? I am a big fan of his cooking. Love the food. The setting can be a little too hipster, but the food is great. Been there once many years ago in WeHo. Agreed on the hipster part, but my biggest gripe is the pricing. They were charging what other places no...
by G. Greenbaum
April 7th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9702

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Super cool and fun event. Thanks to TRB & Will and to FM3 for hatching this and Toddy for hosting. Here's my wine from tonight. 2007 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Old Vines Summa - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (4/7/2020) Virtual WBers tasting: P’N'P. Open aromatics out of the gate. Some de...
by G. Greenbaum
April 7th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9702

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

ki punwar wrote:
April 7th, 2020, 10:19 am
I can also go with a 2006 Summa Old Vines if we are doing a vertical; lemme know
Yes!
by G. Greenbaum
April 7th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9702

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Just cracked the '07 Summa OV. It's beautiful out of the gate.

The OV vertical is shaping up with the ridiculously rare '05, '06, '07, '08 then the '12. Maybe we can get a complete vertical!
by G. Greenbaum
April 6th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9702

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

robkim wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Have many Summa and Summa OV's from 2011 to present - plan to open a 2011 Summa Pinot, but could open a 2012 Summa or 2012 Summa OV.
I've got the '07 Summa OV lined up. Let's get the beginnings of a vertical going.
by G. Greenbaum
April 5th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9702

Re: Rivers-Marie virtual Zoom tasting event next week w/ Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Hi FM3 - Would it be helpful to list the wines in this thread, or is this just a free for all?
by G. Greenbaum
April 3rd, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9702

Re: Rivers-Marie virtual Zoom tasting event next week w/ Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Dang, the WB community is coming strong for this idea. Gonna let this thread run another day and then we will select which day we will hold the event, and then post the connection details. Thank you everyone. FM3 - I'm out for the day, and stopping at my locker at 11am (my place is closed M & Tu, n...
by G. Greenbaum
April 1st, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9702

Re: Rivers-Marie virtual Zoom tasting event next week w/ Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

The problem is that elusive 2005 RM Cabernet. :( If you find one please let me know, I’d love to try it (it would be a Rudy K. special). Perhaps you mean the 05 Summa Old Vine. That is pretty great, I’ve had the pleasure of trying it. Not sure it is better than 07 SOV, but sure is rarer. The tinies...
by G. Greenbaum
March 31st, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1113
Views: 62221

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Gjusta had an employee test + for C-19. Just what I was fearing and with the recent surge and expected peak in April, I'm less likely to order take out.
https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2020 ... y-covid-19
by G. Greenbaum
March 31st, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9702

Re: Rivers-Marie: any interest in a WB Zoom event next week?

I'm interested. Haven't bought any RM in a while so I'll throw out a theme idea of doing a Summa OV vertical.
by G. Greenbaum
March 24th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1113
Views: 62221

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Great info. Thanks Sarah.
by G. Greenbaum
March 24th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1113
Views: 62221

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

So today is the #thegreatamericantakeout. Personally, I want to support my local restaurants. I'm also concerned about sanitary conditions, especially workers and transmission concerns as we know so little about infection and transmission. What are others thoughts?
by G. Greenbaum
March 12th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1113
Views: 62221

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Just got an email that Lucques is closing. What an incredible run and success they had. Suzanne Goin trained many of the chefs we have come to love in LA. Her food (and cookbook) are classics. Caroline Styne exposed us to wines from places many had not experienced. I have great memories of celebrati...
by G. Greenbaum
March 11th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 266
Views: 13157

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

A conference I was attending in Denver (4/6/20) has been cancelled. I have no problem with this and in fact was going to likely back out anyway.
by G. Greenbaum
March 11th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 266
Views: 13157

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Would love to hear what you did - we're still planning to go early next month for our family Spring Break trip (also Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon) In Bryce, I highly recommend doing multiple hikes. Off the Rim trail take the Navaho Trail switchbacks down to the Queen's Garden Trail. There's a lot to ...
by G. Greenbaum
March 5th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Girolamo Russo Etna Nerina (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 30
Views: 1245

Re: TN: 2017 Girolamo Russo Etna Nerina (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

And Calabretta started bottling in 1997, despite making wine in sfuso since the early 1900s. Faro didn't receive DOC status until 1976 and it's the oldest DOC in Sicily. Yeah, the region is quite young.
by G. Greenbaum
March 4th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Girolamo Russo Etna Nerina (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 30
Views: 1245

Re: TN: 2017 Girolamo Russo Etna Nerina (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Hi Gregg, the only problem with the A Rina is we don't get enough of it. I haven't had the contrada wines at over ten years of age, but I would think 15-20 at least. These days I'm usually drinking most red wines on the side of freshness, ie younger. Thanks for your response Oliver. I have a bottle...
by G. Greenbaum
March 3rd, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Girolamo Russo Etna Nerina (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 30
Views: 1245

Re: TN: 2017 Girolamo Russo Etna Nerina (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Though it's crept up in price a bit the I Rini is a fantastic entry level wine. I too love the San Lorenzo. I wonder if Oliver could comment on the ageability of the contradas?
by G. Greenbaum
February 26th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Winery Suggestions - Chablis, Cote de Beaune, Beaujolais
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Winery Suggestions - Chablis, Cote de Beaune, Beaujolais

I'm not sure if you have been to France before (or elsewhere out of country), but making an attempt to speak the native language will go a long way. In addition, many of the residents of rural areas speak less English than in the major cities. Consider taking a French class or accessing a learning a...
by G. Greenbaum
February 20th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 liquid farm white hill
Replies: 15
Views: 1055

Re: 2016 liquid farm white hill

Hey Bill. Yep, Jeff is on to something. And, they're even better out of mag. If you haven't already tried them, the Arnot Roberts Chards are really excellent as well.
by G. Greenbaum
February 20th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Burgundy, Paris and Ile de Re
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Burgundy, Paris and Ile de Re

That's a nice report Jerry. the list at Les Climats is unbelievable. Easily one of the most comprehensive Burgundy list I've ever seen. I was in Paris in April last year and spent many nights in the 11th. Paris's 11th arrd is amazing for food & wine these days. You should check it out when you retur...
by G. Greenbaum
February 20th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Redondo Beach 19 - 26 February
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Redondo Beach 19 - 26 February

Michael: Where are you staying? There have been a few new openings in Manhattan Beach as well as Redondo... Coast and David Slay's come to mind. Redondo has quite a few nice, casual places in the area known as Riviera Village. If you like old school family run French Bistro's, take a look at Domini...
by G. Greenbaum
February 14th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need London Restaurant Recs. There's a Twist!
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: Need London Restaurant Recs. There's a Twist!

A few years ago we had two dinners in King's Cross area with about 10-12. These are not high end , but very good food and wine. Dishoom https://www.dishoom.com/kings-cross/ has really good Indian food in a steampunk type ambiance. Caravan Granary Square https://www.caravanrestaurants.co.uk/kings-cro...
by G. Greenbaum
February 11th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 23317

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

We had fantastic Sichuan noodles at this tiny place in St. Germain around the corner from our place. We loved it so much, we ate there several times. Spicy as hell, but oh so good. https://troisfoisplusdepiment.fr/
by G. Greenbaum
February 5th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day
Replies: 92
Views: 5655

Re: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day

I'm not a fan of the modern Bs. And given the barriguegate that ensued with Marc de Grazia and his stable of modernists, I found traditionally made wines were a lot more to my liking. While I do think it's unpopular to buy wine with idea of holding it 30+ yrs these days, it was more acceptable when ...
by G. Greenbaum
January 24th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Aix-en-P and environs
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: Aix-en-P and environs

If you make it to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, do not miss 17 Place aux Vins. Best wine and small plates in the area. And on Sundays there's the fantastic market.
by G. Greenbaum
January 23rd, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 23317

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

I was in Paris in early December, thank you for whomever first recommended Rigmarole, it was really fantastic. I love how they talk with you about things you like and what things you don't. Then they customize a tasting menu for the table. Everything was really delicious and expertly prepared. They...
by G. Greenbaum
January 19th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 98' Vieux Telegraphe
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: TN: 98' Vieux Telegraphe

The '98 VT took a long time to come around. I did not like it in it's earlier years. The '98 vintage was hot. A lot of CdPs and other southern rhone appellations I have tried early on from the vintage showed more stewed and roasted fruit and only worsened with bottle age. I think if the structure wa...
by G. Greenbaum
January 19th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 2721

Re: Costa Rica Questions

Hi Poppy - IMHO, your trip involves too much driving and the roads and drive times are much different than in LA. My suggestion, if you're flying into Liberia is to stay in that area. You can visit the Volcano park Rincon de la Vieja. We stayed at Hotel Rincon de la Vieja Lodge (all inclusive: meals...
by G. Greenbaum
January 16th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Thomas Batardière Vin de France Clos des Cocus (France, Vin de France)
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: TN: 2015 Thomas Batardière Vin de France Clos des Cocus (France, Vin de France)

Batardière was a fantastic discovery for me on my last Paris visit in April '19. We were served the L'Esprit Libre and ran around looking for more. Though it's labeled VdF, I believe the fruit is also Anjou. Thanks for your note.
by G. Greenbaum
January 16th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2321

Re: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020

RIP. An Icon
by G. Greenbaum
January 16th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pecorino prognostications
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: TN: Pecorino prognostications

For me, Pecorino is a nice quaf. The better Pecs usually have high acid, minerality and sea breeze like savoryness. Very similar to Alvarino imo. One of my favorites is the Ciù Ciù "Le Merlettaie", though it's been a while since I had one.
by G. Greenbaum
January 13th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1113
Views: 62221

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Anyone know if it is possible to BYOB at Mini-Kabob in Glendale? Wow! This place is amazing. Hole in the wall Armenian husband and wife spot with amazing food. I went with a regular so we got treated extremely well. There are only 8-10 seats. We got there at 4:10 and initially they said they were c...
by G. Greenbaum
January 1st, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Santa Barbara Area Food & Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Re: Santa Barbara Area Food & Wine

In Los Alimos https://www.bobswellbread.com is fantastic for breakfast or lunch. In Buelton, https://industrialeats.com is an absolute must for lunch and dinner.
by G. Greenbaum
December 26th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Decades of Decadence - "The 9's"
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: TN: Decades of Decadence - "The 9's"

Love the back room at Industrial. Nice set of wines. Cheers Matt! There's the 'back room' and then the 'folded tables in the office' that we occupy :-) Not fancy but very homey indeed . . . Cheers. The office is the only back room I know of. Jeff has made made some amazing meals for our group.
by G. Greenbaum
December 25th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5545

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Is Brunel’s Les Cailloux more modern now? I use to love his wines, a yearly purchase.
by G. Greenbaum
December 25th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Decades of Decadence - "The 9's"
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: TN: Decades of Decadence - "The 9's"

Love the back room at Industrial. Nice set of wines. Cheers Matt!
by G. Greenbaum
December 24th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1113
Views: 62221

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I did a little looking on yelp and a recent review said it was $420/person. Others say $250-300. I understand why the price may fluctuate based on the ingredients and such. But at $420 it's too rich, while $250 each we're willing to do for this special occasion. Would they tell us the price ahead o...
by G. Greenbaum
December 24th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1113
Views: 62221

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Yamakase has free corkage. They don’t have a liquor license. It’s expensive, though ~230 pp for 17 course omakase I did a little looking on yelp and a recent review said it was $420/person. Others say $250-300. I understand why the price may fluctuate based on the ingredients and such. But at $420 ...
by G. Greenbaum
December 10th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2535

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

Hi David. Terrific cause! 2015 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir La Grive Bleue Last bottle of a 3 pack. Love at first taste? The prior bottles have been very good but this last bottle was better. It's a perfectly balanced wine. Red fruited with spice, underbrush and medium complexity. Average length but a ni...
by G. Greenbaum
November 14th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 10 Chenin Blanc bottlings
Replies: 48
Views: 2803

Re: Your top 10 Chenin Blanc bottlings

In no particular order:
Chateau de Breze
Bois-Brincon
Huet
Clau de Nell
Pinon
Boudignon
Guiberteau
Batardiere
Chidaine
Belliviere

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