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by Paul Jaouen
February 6th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vegas for an almost rookie
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: Vegas for an almost rookie

Bank has a new restaurant called Lamali which is described as a modern take on Thai food. I'm sure the wine list will be good and reasonable based on his prior ventures. I will check it out next time I'm there.
by Paul Jaouen
February 5th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bern's Reservation Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Bern's Reservation Question

I think the strength of Berns has always been their mature Bordeaux and Burgundies. The better Bordeaux lasted longer than the better Burgundies. I would love to see your lifetime spend on 50+ visits. Then again it might be too much of a shock [wow.gif]
by Paul Jaouen
February 1st, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 2931

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

I haven't spent a nickel in ten years of Berserker Days. Where's my prize?
by Paul Jaouen
January 31st, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: passive cellar too cold?
Replies: 33
Views: 1425

Re: passive cellar too cold?

My cellar used to be passive year round, but I found myself worrying in August when the temps could get into the mid to high 60s. Intellectually I knew that this was probably fine but it caused me worry so many years ago I electrified. I did the same. I wasn't about the temperature itself but the c...
by Paul Jaouen
January 31st, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bern's Reservation Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Bern's Reservation Question

Ed, I never arranged it. Someone in my group handled it but yes you would need to contact somm. We would go early before it got busy. We were group of eight spending two or three evenings and quite a bit of money so there's that. The rule was also if you found something that wasn't on the list, you ...
by Paul Jaouen
January 30th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bern's Reservation Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Bern's Reservation Question

I agree with your main point Robert. We spent a lot of time in the warehouse but I was never looking for whites. I don't even recall coming across anything remotely interesting to me although I did find some older Arneis that turned out not to be very good.
by Paul Jaouen
January 30th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bern's Reservation Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Bern's Reservation Question

Well first off all they do not have any older whites worth drinking. I drink 90% whites throughout the year since I am German wine fanatic however when I go to Berns I drink 100% red. Robert, do you mean they have none left or they never had any? A group I used to go with would do reds on Friday an...
by Paul Jaouen
January 22nd, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Sojourn

Nice video Craig.
by Paul Jaouen
January 22nd, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Any Experience with TAP Airlines?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Any Experience with TAP Airlines?

One flight from Lisbon when computers at United went kerphooey. No complaints.
by Paul Jaouen
January 22nd, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10175
Views: 325017

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1989 Pichon Baron for an '89 left bank dinner tonight.
by Paul Jaouen
January 18th, 2019, 3:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recommendations for a light lunch in Las Vegas?
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Recommendations for a light lunch in Las Vegas?

I would also recommend Milo's.
by Paul Jaouen
January 17th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 569
Views: 53348

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

We've done a lot of dinners at Riverpark on Tuesdays and there was never a limit but we haven't been in a while. Is Dusan still the beverage director? Speak to him about waiving the limit. And make sure you share with him. He loves to try good wines we bring in.
by Paul Jaouen
January 14th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Pichon Baron Bordeaux
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: TN: 1989 Pichon Baron Bordeaux

Bringing this to an 89 horizontal in a couple weeks. I hope mine shows as well as yours did.
by Paul Jaouen
January 10th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1576

Re: Paulee 2019

$450 to taste 06, 08, 16 Chaignots and 07, 11, 13 Combottes vs MG Echezeaux and Lignier Clos de la Roche last time. Yeah.....I don't think so.
by Paul Jaouen
January 10th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Faiveley Clos des Cortons Faiveley Vertical ATL with Erwan Faiveley
Replies: 33
Views: 2039

Re: Domaine Faiveley Clos des Cortons Faiveley Vertical ATL with Erwan Faiveley

Thanks for the notes Don. Looks like an awesome tasting.

Were there multiple bottles of each vintage? I see some striking differences between your notes and Alan Meadows' notes on some of the wines. For example, you have 1999 as corked and Alan loved it (rated 95 pts).
by Paul Jaouen
January 10th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1576

Re: Paulee 2019

I just looked at the list of winemakers and I am extremely disappointed. I didn't attend last year but I remember tasting at the 2017 verticals: Roumier, Rousseau, d'Angerville, Lambrays, Bize, Lafarge, Faively, Bonneau du Matray all of which will not be attending this year. And this is off the top...
by Paul Jaouen
January 10th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1576

Re: Paulee 2019

I just looked at the list of winemakers and I am extremely disappointed. I didn't attend last year but I remember tasting at the 2017 verticals: Roumier, Rousseau, d'Angerville, Lambrays, Bize, Lafarge, Faively, Bonneau du Matray all of which will not be attending this year. And this is off the top ...
by Paul Jaouen
January 7th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Florida Fish of the Week
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Florida Fish of the Week

The only time I've had that fish is at a restaurant in your neck of the woods. It was delicious. I would definitely buy it if I could find it.
by Paul Jaouen
January 5th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Prime beef in NYC?
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Prime beef in NYC?

Pat LaFrieda. Great steaks, easy delivery.
by Paul Jaouen
December 31st, 2018, 5:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New and exciting carbon fry pan
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: New and exciting carbon fry pan

This: https://bluskilletironware.com Next lottery starts Sunday. Certainly not at the same price point category as the pan you bought but it is the best I've had. Gets better and better with use.
by Paul Jaouen
December 29th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1874
Views: 104648

Re: New York City Restaurants

Vaucluse is $50 corkage with a limit of 2 bottles. We've worked with Richard, the wine director, in the past for more accommodating terms. Food and service are excellent and it is quiet.

I think I've been to Amali three times and have been disappointed each time.
by Paul Jaouen
December 24th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's pulls a Facebook
Replies: 51
Views: 2131

Re: Zachy's pulls a Facebook

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 11:41 am
Paul Jaouen wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 10:32 am
Some changes are coming to Zachy's retail soon which I believe will lead to improvements for the consumer. Stay tuned.
You will be Zachy's new Champagne buyer?
That would certainly not lead to improvements. champagne.gif
by Paul Jaouen
December 24th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's pulls a Facebook
Replies: 51
Views: 2131

Re: Zachy's pulls a Facebook

Some changes are coming to Zachy's retail soon which I believe will lead to improvements for the consumer. Stay tuned.
by Paul Jaouen
December 24th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berns - Sunday January 6
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Berns - Sunday January 6

Mark, we used to have dinners there for usually around 8 to 10 people. It would usually be two nights but some stayed for a third night. We simply would set a max per person for each night. The people I went with were all pretty much in the same thinking of how much to spend. Over the years, the amo...
by Paul Jaouen
December 23rd, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Tampa restaurant reccs
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Tampa restaurant reccs

Restaurant BT is my favorite restaurant in Tampa. French Vietnamese food. Check on BYO because they keep changing. You can probably find something on the list if not BYO. Parts of Paris in nearby Safety Harbor is good French place. I love their bouillabaisse. $15 corkage. Cena in downtown for Italia...
by Paul Jaouen
December 17th, 2018, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 57
Views: 1922

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

Dale Williams wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Paul Jaouen wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 12:54 pm
1. Margaux
2. Latour
3. Haut Brion
4. Pichon Lalande
5. La Conseillante
6. Pichon Baron

After that it's too close to call.
They moved Pomerol to Left Bank? neener
I didn’t notice the OP discriminated against the right bank.
by Paul Jaouen
December 13th, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 569
Views: 53348

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

Agree with both of you. I thought it sucked the one time I was there. I know one wine group is/was going there every month for their wine dinners. I guess low corkage was the attraction. It used to be $10.
by Paul Jaouen
December 12th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 57
Views: 1922

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

1. Margaux
2. Latour
3. Haut Brion
4. Pichon Lalande
5. La Conseillante
6. Pichon Baron

After that it's too close to call.
by Paul Jaouen
December 9th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annual truffle dinner at Ben-and-Wendy’s.
Replies: 8
Views: 624

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: 1050

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: 31
Views: 1540

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: 1194

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: 1874
Views: 104648

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: 102
Views: 6403

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: 102
Views: 6403

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: 655

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: 655

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: 10196
Views: 451570

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: 1691

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: 1934

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: 1532

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: 10196
Views: 451570

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: 694

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: 1502

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: 1871

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: 2700

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: 2700

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: 1846

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: 3989

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.

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