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by Paul Jaouen
October 12th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s

That's the room they use for wine groups. Makes tables into a square with one open side. Very comfortable for a group of 10 or so.
by Paul Jaouen
October 9th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NY sales tax now being applied to out of state purchases
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: NY sales tax now being applied to out of state purchases

I used to pay for shipping and avoided the taxes. Now I pay the taxes and avoid the shipping.
by Paul Jaouen
September 24th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568052

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Suzanne, didn’t you bring the 90 to one of our dinners? A mouches dinner would be fun.
by Paul Jaouen
September 23rd, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2260

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

Maybe you shouldn’t be drinking Bordeaux at all. I still enjoy them but I mostly reach for burgundy these days
by Paul Jaouen
September 21st, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568052

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mixed vintages of Dujac GC Aux Combottes, mixed vintages of Faiveley Clos de Beze, and a case of 2001 Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano.
by Paul Jaouen
September 19th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Almost Great and Hideously Undrinkable
Replies: 16
Views: 2075

Re: Almost Great and Hideously Undrinkable

I don’t understand why Somms continue to push natural wines when so many are so bad.
by Paul Jaouen
September 16th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3803

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

It's pretty unbelievable. I just saw the 2017 Felsina CC, which is a nice wine and something i drink often, got a 95 or 96 from james suckling. I know he's the king of elevated scores but even that one got a chuckle from me. He must not have liked it very much [stirthepothal.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.g...
by Paul Jaouen
September 10th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants
Replies: 18
Views: 1382

Re: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants

I used to go in this store once in a while to look around when I worked in the financial district. Never got a good vibe and I never bought anything. I guess they continue to thrive being so close to Wall Street.
by Paul Jaouen
September 8th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 1600

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Craig G wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Isn’t there a blind link for this?
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by Paul Jaouen
September 5th, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Good luck Mark!
by Paul Jaouen
September 2nd, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cioppino
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Cioppino

You and Pam look great.
by Paul Jaouen
August 18th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1550

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

YLee wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 12:14 pm
If I had 180 bottles of 1 type of wine and all the same vintage i think I might get bored of it.
I think if that was 2% of your cellar you wouldn’t get bored.
by Paul Jaouen
August 18th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1550

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

Got to drink 08 Cristal last night and all I can say is that I'm very happy my buddy has another 180 bottles in his cellar.
by Paul Jaouen
August 12th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Tampa wine and food
Replies: 11
Views: 784

Re: Tampa wine and food

Thanks Fred. I'm there about once a month. Right now it's weekdays but when weather gets better and wife wants to come too then it will be weekends.
by Paul Jaouen
August 11th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Tampa wine and food
Replies: 11
Views: 784

Re: Tampa wine and food

Good to know Fred. I will try it. I also like that they are open on Sunday. Not many are.
by Paul Jaouen
August 7th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2195
Views: 130591

Re: New York City Restaurants

Dined at Le Jardinier last evening with friends. Ambiance is lovely, service was excellent and food was beautifully plated and very good. Corkage is $60 with one bottle limit per couple and can't be on their list. List is not very deep but one can find something that pleases. I would return.
by Paul Jaouen
August 6th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Golf in/near Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Golf in/near Las Vegas

Cosmo to Primm has never taken me more than 45 minutes. I'm assuming your staying on the strip. The Lake course is one of my favorites. All the Paiute courses are great with Wolf being my favorite and probably most people's favorites. You could do worse then just picking two courses at Paiute. Bould...
by Paul Jaouen
July 27th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with Turkish food?
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Wine pairing with Turkish food?

Having dinner at a Turkish restaurant. We do not know what we are ordering yet and none of us had Turkish food before. Can someone give me general wine pairing suggestions. [thankyou.gif] Where are you eating? We are having a Champagne/Volnay dinner at Sip Sak (turkish) on Tuesday I think it is a W...
by Paul Jaouen
July 15th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 2784

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

I usually always go with Barbera but sometimes will go with a Rosso di Montalcino or Chianti.
by Paul Jaouen
July 10th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2465

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

I’m going to the Palm in Bal Harbour on saturday. Summer special is for 2 people at $109, you get a 4lb lobster, two apps, and one side. Now if their corkage fee wasn’t $35, I’d be deliberating what to bring! Since most wine lists are double to triple retail with no mature wines on the list, I thin...
by Paul Jaouen
July 10th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2465

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

YLee wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 11:59 am
Fairways has them fir same price if you have a store near you.
So does Shop-Rite and Stop & Shop. Those lobsters are everywhere! Mark, sounds like a great time!!
by Paul Jaouen
July 8th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2687

Re: Auction Finds

15 auctions a week! That's a crazy number and I can't believe there are even that many. Can you name them?
by Paul Jaouen
June 30th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many wines a day?
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: How many wines a day?

Quite often two but it's situational. Had clams casino as an app last night so white matched that well but with main of veal, I wanted a red to go with that.
by Paul Jaouen
June 29th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Tampa wine and food
Replies: 11
Views: 784

Re: Tampa wine and food

Other than Berns, I haven't found any place solid for wine. When I go to Berns I go for the wine as I find the food mediocre. But the good thing is that most restaurants will allow you to BYO for reasonable corkage. Restaurants I like are Restaurant BT (French-Vietnamese), Rooster & the Till (innova...
by Paul Jaouen
June 23rd, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568052

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 each of '13 and '14 Chevillon Vaucrains.
by Paul Jaouen
June 22nd, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good thing I’m paying corkage.
Replies: 17
Views: 2303

Re: Good thing I’m paying corkage.

Let us know how the 01 is. I had the 78 and 91 earlier this week. The 78 was off the charts good and in prime drinking window. 91 was excellent but I think it still might be better with some more years. Certainly no rush to drink.
by Paul Jaouen
June 21st, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 5762

Re: The wine you don't want

I think it depends on what you have. SQN would be good for the auction route. I can recommend Zachy's, HDH, Heritage.
by Paul Jaouen
June 18th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568052

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Loaded up on various 2014 and 2016 Domaine Monier-Perreol Saint Josephs.
by Paul Jaouen
June 18th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?
Replies: 32
Views: 1208

Re: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?

Gerhard P. wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 7:03 am

There are some great 1975 Bordeaux - and a lot of disapointing ones.
This. Some excellent right bank wines....La Mish, HB, Lafleur. And the 75 d'Yquem is off the charts good.

Also agree with Jon on Spanish wines.
by Paul Jaouen
June 12th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2692

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

chetkern wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 11:22 pm
My plate is WHT BURG

Mine is PRE MOX
by Paul Jaouen
June 3rd, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike (and dad and friends) in Vegas--return to LOS + after-dinner fascination
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: TNs--Mike (and dad and friends) in Vegas--return to LOS + after-dinner fascination

GregP wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 7:19 pm
Food, despite many reviews here, was also better, IMO, back in the day. Again, much shorter menu than it has been in recent times.
I was there last month. Very much agree. Bank's new place, Lamaii, was excellent. Wine list rounding to form.
by Paul Jaouen
June 1st, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Re: JEC Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19

Not close to me but I go to the tavern for lunch every few months. Agree with Ray.
by Paul Jaouen
May 28th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions
Replies: 92
Views: 5193

Re: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions

Agree with Raza and Arturo's but unfortunately they are not in Union County. Chris and Mike, thanks for info on Ava's. These days we mostly make pizza at home.
by Paul Jaouen
May 28th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions
Replies: 92
Views: 5193

Re: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions

First, the entrance to the shop itself is down an alleyway in a shady area of Elizabeth. Second, it's just a takeout counter...you can't eat your pizza there. They have an arrangement with a local bar down the block and you can eat your pizza there. I seem to recall that it's actually his house and...
by Paul Jaouen
May 26th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3665

Re: 2017 Gonon

scamhi wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 5:35 am
i bought Gonon at these prices- all sold out at this retailer.
2017 Saint-Joseph $44.99
2017 Iles Feray $29.99
I used to buy the Saint-Joseph all the time but at current prices, I prefer others in that price range. If I had to recommend one domaine it would be Monier-Perreol.
by Paul Jaouen
May 25th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Lunch at Marea
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: TN's: Lunch at Marea

I like the 2014 Francois Carillon wines very much. Been drinking Les Macherelles lately.
by Paul Jaouen
May 18th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568052

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Case of 2015 Pousse d'Or CM Les Feusselottes
by Paul Jaouen
May 17th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Best way to try aged wine?
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: Best way to try aged wine?

Tasting groups with people with nice cellars. This week I got to taste a 61 Latour, 52 Cheval, 61 Aldo Conterno Barolo, a 66 Bonnes Mares....all thanks to friends who brought them.
by Paul Jaouen
May 16th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin
Replies: 32
Views: 2591

Re: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin

They had to know what was going on when presented with the bottle. So they basically stole it.
by Paul Jaouen
May 12th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: 1988’s with great fills
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: ISO: 1988’s with great fills

'88 Northern Rhones are very good....La La's, Chave, Jamet all very good. Still have a few of each in the cellar.
by Paul Jaouen
May 10th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC tasting group
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: NYC tasting group

Ramon C wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 7:47 am
Can't say how a regular I can be, given crazy work and family schedules, but am keen here.
Not to mention all the other wine dinners you attend. [cheers.gif]
by Paul Jaouen
May 4th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking
Replies: 34
Views: 3780

Re: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking

I drive by there all the time and never noticed the shop in that strip mall. I'll have to stop in next time I'm there just for fun.
by Paul Jaouen
April 29th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park
Replies: 30
Views: 2345

Re: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park

An Amish chicken, with lots of bells and whistles (foie gras, truffles etc) that we found bland. B for the chicken, A- for the build up. Was that at EMP as well? I only remember it at NoMad. I only remember that chicken at NoMad as well. Also tons of butter to go with the foie gras and truffles. Wa...
by Paul Jaouen
April 28th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pitching in to buy a rare bottle (questions?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1215

Re: Pitching in to buy a rare bottle (questions?)

I think it is a great idea. From time to time in the past my wine group would chip in to buy a bottle to share at a dinner. Each of us on our own would probably never buy that particular bottle but chipping in makes it a lot more attractive. Also a great idea to get a group together to drink numerou...
by Paul Jaouen
April 28th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park
Replies: 30
Views: 2345

Re: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park

[quote="Mark Golodetz" post_id=2722136 time=1556402919 user_id=254

The hullabaloo over the chicken reduced us to hysterics; and the eventual bird did not do justice to the script.

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I thought it was a duck.
by Paul Jaouen
April 18th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 613
Views: 65075

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

Sh@n A wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 8:04 am
Anyone have contact information for the somm at River Park? Trying to do an offline there, and ran into an issue. Thank you in advance.
Can't you just call the restaurant and ask to speak to him? I don't know who the Somm is there now. I think Dusan left late last year.
by Paul Jaouen
April 12th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2195
Views: 130591

Re: New York City Restaurants

Quality Italian has good food and we get no corkage as friends of a friend of the house but it is incredibly loud. Very hard to converse with a group larger than 4.
by Paul Jaouen
April 9th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1740

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

I love them but they need to be super fresh for me. I would never think of having them here. Also this year was the worst year ever for them because of the red tide. It definitely affected the quantity and pricing. I don't know if it affected the quality. The ones I had last month in Bonita Springs ...
by Paul Jaouen
April 6th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Tampa Bay Area Burg/Champagne Lovers?
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Tampa Bay Area Burg/Champagne Lovers?

I'm in Tampa about once a month, sometimes by myself and sometimes with the wife. My email address is up to date. Please keep me in the loop on any get togethers.

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