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by Paul Jaouen
January 24th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - wines to match 9 course tasting

Going there in a couple weeks for first time. What is byo/corkage policy?
by Paul Jaouen
January 19th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home
Replies: 21
Views: 1082

Re: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home

That quote seems awfully high. You could contact Chris Kravitz at chris@custom-wine-cellars.com for a quote.

I had a contractor build mine when he was doing a lot of other work on my house and garage. Chris did the racking though. And he's been great when I've had issues with my cooling unit.
by Paul Jaouen
January 17th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 60
Views: 2228

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

I think all wine should be evaluated using the binary system. I like it or I don't like it. Of course, you can then expound on why you like it or you don't like it if you care to.
by Paul Jaouen
January 13th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1982 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 20
Views: 1370

Re: 1982 Pichon Lalande

I've been to multiple '82 high end blind wine tastings and PLL and Latour always came out #1 and 2. Sometimes PLL was on top and other times Latour.
by Paul Jaouen
January 9th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australia Fires Update
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Australia Fires Update

Horrible what is happening there.

A good place to donate to help support relief for wildlife: https://www.wires.org.au Easy to donate on FB.

by Paul Jaouen
December 31st, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?
Replies: 36
Views: 1006

Re: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?

Sauternes for sure.
by Paul Jaouen
December 25th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Decades of Decadence - "The 9's"
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

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

Nice line-up and terrific notes. I had the 89 La Chapelle last week. Gorgeous wine!
by Paul Jaouen
December 25th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!
Replies: 24
Views: 1142

Re: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!

To be fair, that other thread was pretty much one NYC group that seems to have some issues. There are plenty of other NYC peeps that get together all the time with little or no trouble.
by Paul Jaouen
December 25th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?
Replies: 29
Views: 1043

Re: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?

Flannery RibCap. No idea on wines yet.
by Paul Jaouen
December 23rd, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Burgundy Dinner with the Chevaliers du Tastevin
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: TN: Burgundy Dinner with the Chevaliers du Tastevin

Nice to see a good note on a 2011. Ken, how many people at this dinner? It doesn't look like a lot of wine.
by Paul Jaouen
December 19th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 5611

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

2008 is a vintage a lot of burgundians love. Though it’s definitely an outlier in this super ripe era, more of a throwback, classic year where it pays to move up to Grand Cru and good 1ers. I’d think a lot of the wines need more time. I’m not sure what a good comp is for the 80’s and 90’s, but look...
by Paul Jaouen
December 18th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 1851

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

Don Antonio on 50th and I think 8th is pretty good. Really no top tier places in that area that I can think of.
by Paul Jaouen
December 16th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12583
Views: 606824

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case of mixed 2000 Marquis d'Angerville, some 1996 Confuron Clos Vougeot, and some 2014 Lignier Les Poisets.
by Paul Jaouen
December 16th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos St Jacques Dinner - all 5 producers
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Clos St Jacques Dinner - all 5 producers

One of my favorite vineyards. Thanks for the great notes.
by Paul Jaouen
December 16th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: TN: 2001 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

We opened a 1997 last night. Seamless wine which went well with a couple of Wagyu strips.
by Paul Jaouen
December 11th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 664
Views: 71488

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

I love the vibe at Racines but I think the food could be better. I usually leave there still hungry and the undercooked pork we were served at a meal there last week didn't help.
by Paul Jaouen
December 11th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Burgundy restaurants?
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

My favorite (newish) place in Beaune is without a doubt La Lune. Tiny so reservations are a challenge, but if you can get in you will find super fresh French/Asian fusion at absurdly low prices. Wine list is smallish and just OK, but what a meal... +1 I was there last Friday and what a meal I had. ...
by Paul Jaouen
December 11th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5165

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Not sure about Jay's question on where NYC offlines have disappeared to comes from. I probably go to two or three a month but I know some folks who average more like two a week. I feel Jonathan's pain. Organizing can be a pain in the ass with last minute cancellations. I think once you have pretty m...
by Paul Jaouen
December 8th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unexpected result in Lafite vs Latour tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Unexpected result in Lafite vs Latour tasting

Not a big surprise on 82s. PLL has won multiple 82 horizontals that I've attended. Nice tasting!
by Paul Jaouen
December 6th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 56
Views: 2773

Re: For BAMA fans...

Definitely one of the best out of an excellent lineup of 59s!
by Paul Jaouen
December 5th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2919

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

Another alternative to the gala dinner or any of the other dinners is get with some NYers and other out of towers and set up your own dinner. You might miss some fantastic wines that you barely get to taste but you can still have some great wines that you can enjoy over a good dinner and make some ...
by Paul Jaouen
December 5th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2919

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

Another alternative to the gala dinner or any of the other dinners is get with some NYers and other out of towers and set up your own dinner. You might miss some fantastic wines that you barely get to taste but you can still have some great wines that you can enjoy over a good dinner and make some n...
by Paul Jaouen
December 5th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2919

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

If you go to the auction, bring good wine otherwise you will feel foolish when others at your table are opening bottles and sharing and you have nothing to share.
by Paul Jaouen
December 5th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck Top 100 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 4652

Re: Dunnuck Top 100 2019

I think one of the reviewers should post their Bottom 100 list. We could have a lot of fun with that.
by Paul Jaouen
November 25th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 11614

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Thanks Al. That first dish is what I had last time I was in the old place. I'm looking forward to trying the new place next year.
by Paul Jaouen
November 24th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2326
Views: 140435

Re: New York City Restaurants

Brunch at Upland yesterday. Nice varied selection, decent wine list, corkage $35. I have not had dinner here yet but would certainly like to try it
by Paul Jaouen
November 18th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston lodging and restaurants
Replies: 30
Views: 1397

Re: Charleston lodging and restaurants

Of the two hotels you asked about, I would stay at Market Pavillon. It's a very nice hotel, cool rooftop bar, nice downstairs bar as well. My wife loved the nitrotinis they make there.
by Paul Jaouen
November 18th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 664
Views: 71488

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

White and Red Burgundy has worked well for me in the past at Noreetuh. And Jin loves Burgundy.
by Paul Jaouen
November 14th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2460

Re: Ponsot...in general

I haven’t had a lot of vintages but I think 91 is killer good!
by Paul Jaouen
November 12th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: A great food book
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: A great food book

He used to have a radio food talk show every day around lunch time. I quite enjoyed it. I've also enjoyed the book.
by Paul Jaouen
November 12th, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 11614

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Yes. It was in the back of a neighborhood sushi place. Maybe 10 seats total. Please report back on your Thursday dinner.
by Paul Jaouen
November 11th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 11614

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Anyone been to the new Sushi Kame in Chinatown? Heading to Vegas next week and always like to try the off-strip legit sushi places of the moment. Also curious about La Monja and Hatsumi at Fergusons Downtown. Any other new finds would be welcome. Thanks. Al Haven't been to Kame yet, but a coworker ...
by Paul Jaouen
November 11th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2326
Views: 140435

Re: New York City Restaurants

I also found a new restaurant that I love. Oceana . Fresh seafood. Relaxed atmosphere. Good wine list. Oceana doesn't get a lot of shouts but I agree it is a nice restaurant. I really like the foie gras and lobster app. Something different. They are part of the Livanos group and I really like Ousia...
by Paul Jaouen
November 4th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Pre-Christmas in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Pre-Christmas in Europe

I love Alsace at that time of year.
by Paul Jaouen
October 31st, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill
Replies: 22
Views: 719

Re: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill

Suzanne, I would definitely pass at that price. Current auction pricing is probably $125 to $140. Also there have been quite a few tainted '89s. Kind of like '89 Beaucastel. It can be great or it can be garbage.
by Paul Jaouen
October 24th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2326
Views: 140435

Re: New York City Restaurants

Robert, that’s very generous of you.
by Paul Jaouen
October 19th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12583
Views: 606824

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picked up a case of 2014 Xavier Gerard Cote Rotie and a six pack of 2009 Bruno Clavelier Le Rognet Corton VV.
by Paul Jaouen
October 19th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Machard de Gramont vs Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Domaine Machard de Gramont vs Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont

So Axelle says that the other estate is run by Bertrand's brother. They worked together until the mid-80s and then went their separate ways so nothing in common on making wines today.
by Paul Jaouen
October 19th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Machard de Gramont vs Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Domaine Machard de Gramont vs Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont

Two different domaines. Axelle makes mostly village wines from Nuits St. George and a Vosne-Romanee. I don't know much about the other domaine and whether there is any family connection to Axelle and Bertrand. I have something to ask Axelle so I'll ask her if there is any family connection between t...
by Paul Jaouen
October 18th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day
Replies: 13
Views: 766

Re: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 10:20 am
Paul Jaouen wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 9:42 am
Why is it "International" Champagne day? Champagne is only French.
Not according to Korbel.
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by Paul Jaouen
October 18th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day
Replies: 13
Views: 766

Re: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day

Why is it "International" Champagne day? Champagne is only French.
by Paul Jaouen
October 15th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 664
Views: 71488

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

Sh@n A wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 3:43 pm
We had a great dinner at Nice Matin last week. Always no corkage on Monday
Can you do 1+ bottle per person?
Yes. They are very accommodating. And they have a terrific wine list with pretty reasonable prices if you’re there a different night.
by Paul Jaouen
October 15th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad Passing of one of the great wine importers to the US
Replies: 9
Views: 1777

Re: Sad Passing of one of the great wine importers to the US

Very sad news indeed. I very much enjoyed Alain's company the few times he joined our NJ group for dinner. Condolences to John and his family.
by Paul Jaouen
October 12th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

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: 598

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: 12583
Views: 606824

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: 2470

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: 12583
Views: 606824

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: 2169

Re: Almost Great and Hideously Undrinkable

I don’t understand why Somms continue to push natural wines when so many are so bad.

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