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by G. Greenbaum
August 30th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 33
Views: 1656

Re: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

TimF wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 2:20 pm
I went shopping today. The Mancini was quite a bit more than the rest. I’ve never tried any of these before.
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That's still a great price for Mancini. I ordered a 3 pack of Spaghetti for $28 delivered.
by G. Greenbaum
August 25th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 33
Views: 1656

Re: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

[smileyvault-ban.gif] [rofl.gif] Hi Tim, I have local purveyors I purchase from. Thanks for those you mentioned, but, specifically, this query is for imported Italian pasta which is unique. The foot print thing is a bit silly though. How many products do you think qualify? BTW, I'm drinking a delici...
by G. Greenbaum
August 24th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 33
Views: 1656

Re: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

I have recently been using Semolina Artisanal Pasta in Pasadena, but I know that is not what you are asking. I like their stuff, and not just the pasta. Miss seeing you and the rest of the crew, hope all is well. Hoping for an EWG event some time in the near future. I hope so too. My best to you an...
by G. Greenbaum
August 24th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 33
Views: 1656

Re: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

T. Altmayer wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 2:54 pm
I have recently been using Semolina Artisanal Pasta in Pasadena, but I know that is not what you are asking.
I like their stuff, and not just the pasta.
by G. Greenbaum
August 24th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 33
Views: 1656

Re: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

Hi Tim, I have local purveyors I purchase from. Thanks for those you mentioned, but, specifically, this query is for imported Italian pasta which is unique. The foot print thing is a bit silly though. How many products do you think qualify? BTW, I'm drinking a delicious Meinklang Mulatschak today in...
by G. Greenbaum
August 23rd, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mostly Ridge Zinfandel/Tribidrag...(long/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: TN: Mostly Ridge Zinfandel/Tribidrag...(long/boring)

Thanks for these notes Tom. The '70 Ridge Jimsonaire Zin remains one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted.
by G. Greenbaum
August 23rd, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 33
Views: 1656

Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

We have been using the Rustichella brand for years and love it. Both Gentile and Mancini have been recommended. I'm wondering what other brands are enjoyed?
by G. Greenbaum
August 22nd, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Frank Cornelissen Contadino (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 0
Views: 203

TN: 2016 Frank Cornelissen Contadino (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

2016 Frank Cornelissen Contadino - Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC (8/21/2020) Found 2 bottles I forgot about. SCORE! I love this wine in past vintages but I don't think I've had one this old. Well, concern was alleviated once I popped the ardeaseal. Beautiful notes of crushed cranberries and spice fill th...
by G. Greenbaum
July 29th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3221

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

I'll make sure to forward this to Lyle so he can tune in. [snort.gif] champagne.gif And I thought thread title was the funniest thing I've seen on web recently. [rofl.gif] https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Lnm2Qq6QTFs/maxresdefault.jpg Yup, you got me. I wish I could pour Screaming Eagle down the drain. [snor...
by G. Greenbaum
July 28th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3221

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 8:49 am
I'll make sure to forward this to Lyle so he can tune in.
[snort.gif] champagne.gif
And I thought thread title was the funniest thing I've seen on web recently.

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by G. Greenbaum
July 22nd, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: On the Day We Reopened Our Restaurant, We Had to Close It Again
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: On the Day We Reopened Our Restaurant, We Had to Close It Again

Sadly, my state will soon surpass NY with the highest positives. As you say, heartbreaking.
by G. Greenbaum
July 20th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becky Wasserman & Co Scholarship for People of Color in the Wine Trade
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Becky Wasserman & Co Scholarship for People of Color in the Wine Trade

Agreed Dennis. Becky is quite the leader and to see her company support this movement shows her dedication to not only the industry but those less fortunate.
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: 1099

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: 1153
Views: 65994

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: 224

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: 1153
Views: 65994

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: 2502

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: 1153
Views: 65994

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: 310
Views: 10536

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: 310
Views: 10536

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: 310
Views: 10536

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: 310
Views: 10536

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: 310
Views: 10536

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: 310
Views: 10536

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: 310
Views: 10536

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: 1153
Views: 65994

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: 310
Views: 10536

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: 1153
Views: 65994

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: 1153
Views: 65994

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: 1153
Views: 65994

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: 283
Views: 15186

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: 283
Views: 15186

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: 1287

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: 1287

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: 1287

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: 1683

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: 1090

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: 1595

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: 1924

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: 1671

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: 23668

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: 5714

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: 1607

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: 23668

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: 869

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...

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