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by Paul Jaouen
December 9th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annual truffle dinner at Ben-and-Wendy’s.
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Annual truffle dinner at Ben-and-Wendy’s.

Dale Williams wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 2:33 pm

1993 Monsanto Vin Santo La Chimera
I thought this thick and advanced, others liked more B-/C+
I liked it less than you. F
by Paul Jaouen
December 7th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 26
Views: 973

Re: TN: 2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Kelly Walker wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 5:05 am
Sounds like a typical '07. I am not a fan of the ripeness of the vintage in general. Low acid, sweet and chocolatey are not my cup of tea or latte.
Yep and I love Beaucastel generally.
by Paul Jaouen
December 7th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)

William Segui wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 1:44 pm
I had to try a waygu rib cap. Merry Christmas to me!
You'll love it. I ordered 3 this time.
by Paul Jaouen
December 5th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have Sauternes prices crashed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1147

Re: Have Sauternes prices crashed?

I don't drink much sauternes but would love to get some 1975 Yquem at less than the $500+ I usually see it go for.
by Paul Jaouen
November 28th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1793
Views: 100214

Re: New York City Restaurants

Dinner at Sushi Kaito on UWS last night was very good. Tiny place with only 13 counter seats. Two menus based on number of selections. Higher menu is 16 pieces plus hand roll and soup for $120 with tip for staff included. They were BYO but now have a license. They still allow BYO for champagne only,...
by Paul Jaouen
November 28th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3941

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

I would add a vote for the Milling Room. Merrill Lundquist organized a big gathering there last year. The food and service were very good, and they had lots of decanters. While it's a big space, we were able to hold a good conversation. I think that was a Monday, too, and someone was able to negoti...
by Paul Jaouen
November 28th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3941

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 5:05 am
IMO, restaurants like Peking Duck House are not the proper venue for wines like 90 La Tache and other wines which were purchased at the Cellar II even if not all of them are authentic.
It is for Victor. Free wine, no corkage, cheap food that he can doggy bag. What else could he want?
by Paul Jaouen
November 26th, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise

Victor Hong wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Given the "drive-everywhere" nature of Noo Joizee, BYOB may be a mixed blessing.
Uber/Lyft all the time. No issues.
by Paul Jaouen
November 25th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Court ruling allows NJ BYOB restaurants to advertise

Sherri, agree that it is one of the best parts about living in NJ but I've found quite a few restaurants that let me BYO in Florida in the Tampa area for reasonable corkage.
by Paul Jaouen
November 16th, 2018, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9816
Views: 436464

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some more '86 Talbot. Love that wine.
by Paul Jaouen
November 7th, 2018, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Matter of Taste event in NYC
Replies: 22
Views: 1676

Re: Matter of Taste event in NYC

If anyone going tastes the 2001 Beaucastel, please PM me or post a TN. I would love to know how this is drinking.
by Paul Jaouen
November 6th, 2018, 6:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1603

Re: NYC - Burgundy 1er Reds (12/5), GC Reds @ Sutton Inn (12/13)

I have to back out of the dinner on the 13th. I now have an extremely early flight the morning of the 14th.
by Paul Jaouen
November 6th, 2018, 6:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1256

Re: Turkey- Where do you buy it?

King's Supermarket which has a variety of choices. I buy D'Artagnan.
by Paul Jaouen
November 3rd, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9816
Views: 436464

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ramon C wrote:
October 27th, 2018, 7:29 am
Looking to try something new and affordable from Northern Rhone..

2015 Monier Perreol St. Joseph 'Chatelet'
I bought a mixed case of Monier St. Joseph wines. I really like the wines.
by Paul Jaouen
November 2nd, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau La Conseillante 1982 -2001
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: TN: Chateau La Conseillante 1982 -2001

I brought the 89 and white it was excellent, I think I've had even better bottles from my cellar. Still have a bunch so hopefully we'll be drinking the wine again together. Thanks for the notes Ramon!
by Paul Jaouen
October 20th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jame Cote Rotie 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1483

Re: Jame Cote Rotie 2015

I had '99 and '01 Jame(t) last night. Both are drinking really well with my preference to the 99 for it's deeper and more complex profile.
by Paul Jaouen
October 16th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 59
Views: 1803

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

Was anyone able to get insurance without having to change over their whole policy? AmWins offers a solo wine insurance policy -- the group was previously Bliss & Glennon (before becoming part of AmWins) and they were originally affiliated with insureyourwine.com, which is when I started using them....
by Paul Jaouen
October 11th, 2018, 5:01 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Maine Lobster Crawl
Replies: 78
Views: 2263

Re: Maine Lobster Crawl

The lobster roll at Red's is definitely bigger with more than a whole lobster per roll. To me it was too much. I think there is a certain ratio of lobster to roll that works well and this isn't it. It is excellent lobster but to me it is not worth the crazy wait. ' What size is a "whole lobster" th...
by Paul Jaouen
October 10th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Maine Lobster Crawl
Replies: 78
Views: 2263

Re: Maine Lobster Crawl

The lobster roll at Red's is definitely bigger with more than a whole lobster per roll. To me it was too much. I think there is a certain ratio of lobster to roll that works well and this isn't it. It is excellent lobster but to me it is not worth the crazy wait.
by Paul Jaouen
October 10th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 1651

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

Sorry but I have to drop out. Family who usually come for Thanksgiving on Wednesday are coming on Sunday or Monday this year. Have a good time!
by Paul Jaouen
October 10th, 2018, 5:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Where to buy white truffles?
Replies: 117
Views: 3955

Re: Where to buy white truffles?

I've never knowingly had a Croatian white truffle. I do know truffles from Umbria are as good as truffles from Alba so maybe it follows for Croatian truffles.
by Paul Jaouen
October 9th, 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your wine "magic number"?
Replies: 50
Views: 1872

Re: Your wine "magic number"?

There's an equation for this. P=N+1. P is the perfect number of bottles, N is the number of bottles you have at any given time. Of course, once you add it, N is a new number and therefore P changes as well. [winner.gif] I'm trying to get down to 600, to some extent just to prove I can do it. But to...
by Paul Jaouen
October 9th, 2018, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you attached to a bottle of wine ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1500

Re: Are you attached to a bottle of wine ?

I've tried to bring an empty bottle back from every Berns trip. I don't think I've been 100% successful but I have a lot of very cool bottles some going back to the 1800s.
by Paul Jaouen
October 9th, 2018, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your wine "magic number"?
Replies: 50
Views: 1872

Re: Your wine "magic number"?

I'm at 3.5K. Don't need any more. Maybe could do with less.
by Paul Jaouen
October 5th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Red Burgundy
Replies: 32
Views: 1746

Re: 2012 Red Burgundy

Yep. Had a Lignier 1er cru last night. Closed.
by Paul Jaouen
October 4th, 2018, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH craziness
Replies: 37
Views: 3590

Re: HDH craziness

Jayson, yeah. It's less than 15 minutes from my office.
by Paul Jaouen
October 3rd, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH craziness
Replies: 37
Views: 3590

Re: HDH craziness

HDH will ship to MWC in NJ, where I store wine, for decent rates because MWC is HDH’s local shipping consolidator/partner. It was $10 for 3 bottles bought at retail a few months ago. But anywhere else in the NYC area, including my apartment in Manhattan, is a fortune. Even if you don't store there,...
by Paul Jaouen
October 3rd, 2018, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clive Coates on the age worthiness of Beaujolais
Replies: 61
Views: 2344

Re: Clive Coates on the age worthiness of Beaujolais

Dennis Atick wrote:
October 2nd, 2018, 6:30 pm
I have had several 30 and 40 year old Beaujolais at Bern's that have been some of the more memorable wines of my life.
Me too and I liked them because they didn't taste like fruity gamay.
by Paul Jaouen
September 20th, 2018, 5:34 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: SF BYOB Update?
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: SF BYOB Update?

rick m wrote:
August 24th, 2017, 1:43 pm
just got back from s.f.... both great place to dine!

liholiho yacht club $20 above avg stems
state bird provision $30 avg stems

I was just quoted $30 at Liholiho Yacht Club. Not sure if that's a recent increase or an incorrect quote.
by Paul Jaouen
September 19th, 2018, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great night of wines including great flight of 86 Bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: Great night of wines including great flight of 86 Bordeaux

Love Talbot. I still have a case and a half. I've drunk a lot of the Cos and I just don't get that wine. It's not a bad wine but it is just not pleasing. Meh. 1 bottle left and I'm going to hold hoping it will finally develop.
Love your not on PL. Makes me want to open one of those.
by Paul Jaouen
August 29th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Could Bern's handle a big group of Berserkers???
Replies: 29
Views: 1101

Re: Could Bern's handle a big group of Berserkers???

What Robert said. Or you can do takeout and have them open the wine warehouse across the street. That would be the ultimate Berserker event!!! grouphug
by Paul Jaouen
August 15th, 2018, 7:12 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 550
Views: 51565

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Wu's has nice stems? Since when?
by Paul Jaouen
August 15th, 2018, 6:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Maine Lobster Crawl
Replies: 78
Views: 2263

Re: Maine Lobster Crawl

Thurston’s, Bernard (Mt. Desert Island) Everyone knows Thurston’s Lobster Pound (Steamboat Wharf Road, Bernard, 207-244-7600) is the best lobster spot on Mount Desert Island. The two-story, screened-in dining area is built on a wharf above lobster boat-clogged Bass Harbor in a classic fishing villa...
by Paul Jaouen
August 7th, 2018, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poolside “glassware”
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Poolside “glassware”

Another vote for GoVino.
by Paul Jaouen
August 1st, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.
Replies: 54
Views: 4136

Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.

Makes me like K&L's auction even better, only 5% buyers premium. The end prices are what they are.....a wine is only worth a specific amount and all buyers factor in the percentage into the end price...so, the % doesn't really mean anything (for the buyers at least). Exactly. Means something to sel...
by Paul Jaouen
July 30th, 2018, 7:46 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC in October: any interest?
Replies: 20
Views: 796

NYC in October: any interest?

I seem to recall you're a Burg guy. I'll send you a PM about organizing a Burg dinner if you're interested.
by Paul Jaouen
July 27th, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1793
Views: 100214

New York City Restaurants

I've been to Noreetuh in the East Village twice in recent weeks, and both times were great. The food is Hawaiian with Asian influences, not fancy but interesting, good quality and good thought behind the dishes and combinations. The owner loves wine, welcomes BYO and the wine service is top-notch. ...
by Paul Jaouen
July 23rd, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9816
Views: 436464

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2002 La Pousse d'Or Corton-Clos du Roi
by Paul Jaouen
July 19th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Quick Question Regarding Delivery Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Quick Question Regaeding Delivery Issues

I don't know the definitive answer but I would think the customer signing for it makes it his responsibility. Also not all of this adds up. Hard to believe that you couldn't tell you had four or five boxes. I could see if it was a much bigger delivery.
by Paul Jaouen
July 17th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC offlines
Replies: 53
Views: 1794

NYC offlines

Weekday only for me. Same impression as Ken for Amali. I have a lot of burgs so can fit most themes.
by Paul Jaouen
July 16th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC offlines
Replies: 53
Views: 1794

NYC offlines

You want a good restaurant for $50 for dinner in NYC, no corkage, and 64 stems! Do you live in the city? [swoon.gif]
by Paul Jaouen
July 14th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1793
Views: 100214

New York City Restaurants

Corkage at Maialino has been $35 for as long as I can remember. I would be really surprised if they raised it that much.
by Paul Jaouen
July 13th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC offlines
Replies: 53
Views: 1794

NYC offlines

scamhi wrote:up for a burgundy offline in October.
I though your month would be fully booked by now champagne.gif
by Paul Jaouen
July 6th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 550
Views: 51565

New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

La Mangeoire is closing on July 15th after 43 years. Lots of memories of great wine dinners there with many good friends. Sad to see it go.
by Paul Jaouen
July 5th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Louis Chave versus Gerard Chave
Replies: 58
Views: 2183

Jean Louis Chave versus Gerard Chave

Haven't the Chaves been making wine for something like 15 generations? I'm not buying new vintages because of my age and the quantity of wine I have but my gut would tell me that there wouldn't be much of a change in style based on that continuity.
by Paul Jaouen
July 3rd, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!
Replies: 108
Views: 4765

UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!

Says it all: "Yes, I know, I should have asked the winery to hold the shipment until November to reduce the risk, a mistake I will not make again"

It is too hot for even overnight shipping!
by Paul Jaouen
June 29th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1793
Views: 100214

New York City Restaurants

back to le coucou for dinner this time with mom. a great experience all around. the service was near perfect save for a feeling we got that they would like the table back asap. the food was excellent with no misses. we had soft shell crab, leeks, skate, tout la lapin, and agneau 2 ways. i would eat...
by Paul Jaouen
June 28th, 2018, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Bern’s Recommendations

Definitely contact eric or brad ahead of time. Pickings of many mature wines has gotten very slim. At least the ones I would want to drink.

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