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by saul_cooperstein
February 19th, 2021, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110696

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Looks like Stay Home now sold out (at least for me in Los Angeles)
by saul_cooperstein
February 5th, 2021, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?
Replies: 60
Views: 2274

Re: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?

My first thought was new world Pinot (cola notes). Other than that thinking about cel-ray, the primary flavor profile I get is raisins...perhaps an amorone to play off of that profile
by saul_cooperstein
January 21st, 2021, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Review Sites
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: Wine Review Sites

My strategy is CT + wine cellar insider + wine-searcher where you can almost always find tasting notes on retailer web sites
by saul_cooperstein
January 14th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2709
Views: 323777

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Not wine...but I used the girls50 code with a $30/$100 from Amex to score two bottles of St George Baller for right around $100 all-in delivered to CA. Delicious whiskey that fit the offer perfectly ($75.99 per)
by saul_cooperstein
January 8th, 2021, 4:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: French Odds & Ends
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: FS: French Odds & Ends

I’d take the potel x 6 if still available

Also received the Bouchard today in great condition (and cool to the touch). Thank you!
by saul_cooperstein
January 2nd, 2021, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 5138

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

Around 70% American whiskey (300+). Of the 25% left over mostly CA with some smaller amounts of Bordeaux, burgundy, Germany.
by saul_cooperstein
December 27th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8647
Views: 648014

Re: de Negoce offer

How about Staglin?
by saul_cooperstein
December 27th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8647
Views: 648014

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone know if any other Rutherford wines that have used lilac and maple syrup in their tasting notes...those seem to be the most unique components and given tasting note alignment in past, perhaps the best clues
by saul_cooperstein
December 25th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT PVW-15
Replies: 0
Views: 386

WTT PVW-15

Looking for a THH 2006...if a PVW15 isn’t what you’re looking for let me know as have plenty of other American whiskey that might work for a trade. PM if interested. Thx.
by saul_cooperstein
December 22nd, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish
Replies: 23
Views: 1330

Re: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish

Just make an Impossible ‘smash-style’ burger protein style...
by saul_cooperstein
December 2nd, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your goto dry rub recipe?
Replies: 20
Views: 2129

Re: Your goto dry rub recipe?

3T salt
3T pepper
1T oriental mustard powder
1T sugar
1T granulated onion
1T granulated garlic
1T Old Bay
1T dark chili powder
1T hot paprika
+~1.5oz of commercial bbq rub from jar (similar flavor profile but with a little MSG).
by saul_cooperstein
November 22nd, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking for hard to find bourbons
Replies: 14
Views: 1721

Re: Looking for hard to find bourbons

Tried again. If nothing please email me at my full name at gmail.
by saul_cooperstein
November 5th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 107
Views: 9137

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Cost not a factor my opinion is the best chicken is from rainbow ranch about two hours outside Los Angeles. Before it closed, lindy and Grundy used to carry and they were spectacular.
by saul_cooperstein
November 2nd, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11599

Re: Wine for election night?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 11:58 am Whisky, only the amount is variable.
Whiskey or whisky?
by saul_cooperstein
October 10th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's Finest Pinot is from . . .
Replies: 67
Views: 5325

Re: The World's Finest Pinot is from . . .

In order

Champagne
Alsace (Pinot Gris from zind himbrecht)
Burgundy
NorCal
Oregon
SoCal
by saul_cooperstein
October 9th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Liquor to trade
Replies: 13
Views: 1821

Re: Liquor to trade

Willett distillate or KBD sourced distillate?
by saul_cooperstein
October 8th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 129
Views: 8028

Re: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

Not purchased on release...although it’s a birth year wine for me :) Had no idea this was rare...was just excited to have something from birth year. Now I guess I need to find occasion to open and when do will certainly post notes.
by saul_cooperstein
October 8th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 129
Views: 8028

Re: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

Here are pics
by saul_cooperstein
October 7th, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 129
Views: 8028

Re: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

Thanks R for the info! Sounds like I should add you to the list of Ridge historians. Love your avatar. Thanks Sean! I've been enamored with Ridge since I first got into wine. Loved the history of the people and the vineyards. I was honored to meet Fran Bennion last year. We had a delightful chat ab...
by saul_cooperstein
September 26th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: #
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: CHATEAU MONTELENA-1977

I’d take the other 3...provided it’s the Napa bottling. Feel free to PM or email me Saulcooper at yahoo
by saul_cooperstein
September 20th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8647
Views: 648014

Re: de Negoce offer

Perhaps also taking into account barrel scores in which a 92-94 (that ends up at 92 or 93), or similar, might be considered 94-95 for email / description purposes because at one point it included a 94?
by saul_cooperstein
September 11th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 29
Views: 2003

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

Zimberg - should look at Flo as they have sensor for quickly detecting pipe issue like you’re worried about. Was started by former Umami colleague of mine and just sold. I think most home owners policies will give you a discount for installing
by saul_cooperstein
August 30th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8647
Views: 648014

Re: de Negoce offer

1 case here
by saul_cooperstein
August 30th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine 1980
Replies: 50
Views: 1885

Re: Birth Year Wine 1980

Drank few different 1980 CA June 2019 for my brothers birthday at Somni. Clear standout was the Joseph Phelps cab. Showed Amazingly good.
by saul_cooperstein
August 27th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 2585

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Tzatziki cole slaw
by saul_cooperstein
August 22nd, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vicious Article on TAK
Replies: 14
Views: 2167

Re: Vicious Article on TAK

Never been to TAK so can’t comment on experience. I think article could have been much more focused (and kind) if it made its point more clear. I think behind all of the TAK musings and negativity was a bigger thesis about whether NYC should take into account more cultural factors versus economic fa...
by saul_cooperstein
August 12th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: PVW 20 year (circa between 06’-08’)- Stitzel-Weller- SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: FS: PVW 20 year (circa between 06’-08’)- Stitzel-Weller

Eric

07-08 PVW had the dot matrix dates (although easily could have worn off over last many years)
04-06 PVW had embossed labels

You should check the embossing of the label as would provide a pretty definitive date of most likely 2006 from the information you provided.
by saul_cooperstein
August 6th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1206
Views: 72686

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Things to be aware of with respect to restaurants these days: 1) Los Angeles minimum wage at $15 flat vs Chicago and NYC which provide tip credit offset for good portion of FOH wages 2) One of primary drivers of performance has been location and more specifically the percentage of area population th...
by saul_cooperstein
August 4th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1206
Views: 72686

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

The closing of bazaar and Somni are devastating.
by saul_cooperstein
July 14th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1206
Views: 72686

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

That was a fun offline. We had steaks ranging from 50 days (ribeye) to ~100 (tomahawk), 200+ (porter house) to 1yr+ (NY strip). Wines also showed very well from what I remember without any bad bottles We did an offline at APL with a wide range of agings. I can’t recall exactly which durations but I ...
by saul_cooperstein
April 16th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mail Order Fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

Re: Mail Order Fruit

Thx. Just got box of veg from girl n dug that is really nice. Did with somnisls code to support team over there.
by saul_cooperstein
April 15th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mail Order Fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

Re: Mail Order Fruit

Fu. Have you found any good boxes in LA that deliver and are fruit (not vegetable) based?
by saul_cooperstein
February 22nd, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment
Replies: 72
Views: 2961

Re: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment

This doesn’t bother me at all. Only thing I would add is that any addition such as this needs to be prominently displayed in advance so that first time its seen isn’t on the check/receipt. Same for restaurants. Charge me however you want, just disclose it all prominently on your website, menu and at...
by saul_cooperstein
February 20th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 2610

Re: My five favorite vegetables

1) bone marrow with bluefin tuna belly, caviar and chicken jus at Somni

2) in n out animal style

3) chicken schwarma

4) Costco hot dog

5) fried fish taco
by saul_cooperstein
February 14th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texas BYOB Let Down :(
Replies: 60
Views: 4985

Re: Texas BYOB Let Down :(

I don’t know if in any way part of cause but I believe Texas also has a pretty high liquor sales tax within restaurants. Maybe 10 years ago I think in Houston it was 14% of sales with only 6% allowed to be passed on to customer as add on to bill.
by saul_cooperstein
February 7th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1206
Views: 72686

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Sorry forgot to mention - for anyone ordering the caramel sundae at angler, pro tip is to ask them to leave the pot of caramel
by saul_cooperstein
February 6th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1206
Views: 72686

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

At angler

Raddicio salad and caramel sundae.
by saul_cooperstein
January 6th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217154

Re: Steak Porn

314 days dry aged
by saul_cooperstein
January 5th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 3185

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

Bourbon / Rye secondary market has been getting progressively more silly for last 2-3 years as it has extended to lots of standard issue bottles like Weller, Blantons, ETL, eagle rare, etc. That being said, there are a very small number of truly transcendent USA whiskeys that deserve to be priced at...
by saul_cooperstein
January 5th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 3185

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

Yes absolutely. I spent 4+ years pretty focused on American whiskey amassing a bunker of 250+ btls (plus 50 or so open). I have now significantly reduced the whiskey side of purchasing which has allowed me to reallocate a bit back to wine.
by saul_cooperstein
December 25th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Potel Vosne Les Gaudichots
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: FS: 2002 Potel Vosne Les Gaudichots

I’d take it for that. Please feel free to email at Saulcooper at yahoo
by saul_cooperstein
December 22nd, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO Old Crow Chessman
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: ISO Old Crow Chessman

Just got pitched a bunch of these last week. PM me and I can put you in touch with the person who offered them.
by saul_cooperstein
September 14th, 2019, 2:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217154

Re: Steak Porn

A5 wagyu, 176 days dry age
Delicious. Age really nice with big porcini mushroom profile. No off flavors.
by saul_cooperstein
August 21st, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217154

Re: Steak Porn

Yes broke down then froze the clean steaks in cryo
by saul_cooperstein
August 20th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217154

Re: Steak Porn

Broke down the smaller of the two I had aging. Cryvac’d steaks and put in freezer. 176 days
by saul_cooperstein
August 19th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217154

Re: Steak Porn

Never had long aged A5 so thought why not give it a try. Have access to a good room with no off flavors - even after extended aging - and A5 at much less than $100/#. Can’t really say good or bad decision until after we open it up and see what it tastes like. Will report back with pics and notes on ...

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