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by Paul Jaouen
September 16th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Manhattan Wine Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Manhattan Wine Storage

I don't store there but have visited to pick up auction winnings from HDH. Place looks great and like Robert says, big plus that Marc Hanes is there.
by Paul Jaouen
September 12th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158361

Re: New York City Restaurants

Looks fun Robert!
by Paul Jaouen
September 12th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1735

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Dujac, Vogue, chevillon, Lignier
by Paul Jaouen
September 10th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project
Replies: 34
Views: 1958

Re: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project

So much negativity here. Good luck to the team and the new project!
by Paul Jaouen
September 7th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hot And Sour Soup For The Soul?
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Hot And Sour Soup For The Soul?

I see Victor is his usual helpful self. I don't remember where I got this recipe but I do like it. I'm sure there are a lot of different versions. Rehydrate 1/3 cup dried shiitake mushrooms 1/4 cup dried woodear mushrooms 1/4 cup dried lily flowers Marinate 1/2 lb pork loin cut into thin strips 1/2 ...
by Paul Jaouen
September 7th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Georges Lignier et Fils Bonnes Mares
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: TN: 2013 Georges Lignier et Fils Bonnes Mares

That's a producer whose Bonnes Mares you don't see very often. I wonder how much of it he produces.
by Paul Jaouen
September 2nd, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction - shipping
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction - shipping

Easy for me. Wine storage place in NJ gets delivery and charges me I think $10 a case. Then instead of having it shipped from delivery storage place, I just drive over and pick it up. I think the only change is that they used to not charge when getting delivery from Chicago. Still a very good deal! ...
by Paul Jaouen
August 23rd, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"
Replies: 32
Views: 1195

Re: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"

Yes! I retired last year and I was expecting to travel more than ever!!!!
by Paul Jaouen
August 23rd, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706486

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 1:42 pm
$30 off $150 at Zachy's got me 2008 Dom Perignon for $139
New math?
by Paul Jaouen
August 23rd, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706486

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 pack of 83 Beaucastel and a case of 97 La Chapelle Just had the 97 La Chapelle about a week ago. After about 3 hours being open it definitely improved and I liked it, but man, it’s still a very oaky wine. I’ve had nothing but good bottles on earlier purchases. It’s why I restocked. Oak is there b...
by Paul Jaouen
August 22nd, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706486

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case of 2009 Domaine Lucien Boillot et Fils Volnay 1er Cru Les Angles
by Paul Jaouen
August 22nd, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: bad cooking instructions from Flannery
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: bad cooking instructions from Flannery

Next time reverse sear with a digital thermometer in steak set for temp you want. You couldn't screw it up if you tried.
by Paul Jaouen
August 21st, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8820
Views: 1316692

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I don't know, but he might be locked up in an ICE facility on release from prison, because he was essentially a fugitive for years before he was caught, on the loose with a deportation order in effect. It would be surprising if he were just set free by the Bureau of Prisons and ICE. This is what wi...
by Paul Jaouen
August 20th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706486

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 pack of 83 Beaucastel and a case of 97 La Chapelle
by Paul Jaouen
August 19th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 33
Views: 1601

Re: TN: 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

'05 remains very, very curious... Absolutely. The potential was clearly there, as evidenced by the great wines that were made by the likes of Coche and Mugnier; but equally, I think a lot of that potential was wasted. Tasting 2005s today, the wines often feel more like the vintage that marks the en...
by Paul Jaouen
August 19th, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 33
Views: 1601

Re: TN: 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

here's my data on the 2005 Mugnier NSG Maréchale Purchased in January 2007 from Garagiste for $65.87 still holding them. I will look in on them in the next few years. 2005 has so much in reserve I got a few from Garagiste at that price and also Wine Library. But the best price was $53 at JJ Buckley...
by Paul Jaouen
August 1st, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158361

Re: New York City Restaurants

Any recs for outdoor dining in Manhattan for a date night type place? A friend recommended l'appart in le district but that's about as far from my northern jersey abode as you can get. Preferably somewhere with a more enclosed outdoor area. Not NYC but Cafe Matisse in Rutherford has a beautiful gar...
by Paul Jaouen
July 31st, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Garlic bread
Replies: 19
Views: 1044

Re: Garlic bread

A version I like is to add mozzarella. Melted mozzarella on garlic bread is delicious.
by Paul Jaouen
July 26th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5645

Re: HDH action questions

Jayson, there were 30,000 bottles in the auction so my guess would be maybe not all but a big part of it is gone.
by Paul Jaouen
July 24th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5645

Re: HDH action questions

Some of the HDH estimates are low, some aren't (vs. retail/avg prices I would expect wine to go for). But either way, the bidding today is so fierce as it has been in many recent auctions, it's almost hard to believe. I give some credit to superb provenance in this auction so I expect / would mysel...
by Paul Jaouen
July 20th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Burgundy restaurants?
Replies: 37
Views: 2783

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

I think Ma Cuisine is one of the most overrated restaurants I've ever been to. I've been three times trying to figure out why people like it other than Parker/Rovani raved about it. Wine list was excellent but food was mediocre at best. There have been ups and downs over the years (changes of perso...
by Paul Jaouen
July 13th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption changed?
Replies: 39
Views: 2119

Re: Wine consumption changed?

Consumption is about the same but we're not drinking as many high-end bottles as before with the lack of wine dinners. We did have friends over last week for the first time so we opened some better stuff. And my daughter's birthday was also last week so we popped the corks on some better bottles the...
by Paul Jaouen
July 13th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158361

Re: New York City Restaurants

I order direct and pick up. I have not used grub hub or seamless in years. Restaurants around me are appealing for people to do just that. That's what I do as well in NJ where I live. Easy breezy. Restaurants here are set up with a table at the entrance with the bags and you just walk up and pick u...
by Paul Jaouen
July 11th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158361

Re: New York City Restaurants

Robert Dentice wrote:
July 11th, 2020, 7:12 am
Staff and owner did not seem to mind that we set up our wine and Zaltos and proceeded to eat right on the sidewalk underneath the awning.
I've seen people bring their own table and chairs and set them up out front. Their calzones are the best I've ever had and I really love the pizza.
by Paul Jaouen
July 8th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2898

Re: Buyer Beware 1990 Musar on Winebid.com (Broadbent Selections on front label)

Label looks ok to me. My '89s and '90s both have Broadbent Selections on the front label. I purchased these bottles many years ago from someone who works at Broadbent. I think I paid about $30 a bottle at the time. The ones I've drunk have been great!
by Paul Jaouen
July 5th, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 2096

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

Hmmmm.....I wonder how that happens.

I have 8 six packs. Opened 3 so far and all good. Now I feel like checking the others but I'm probably too lazy.
by Paul Jaouen
July 3rd, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Balthazar the next gonon?
Replies: 33
Views: 2062

Re: Is Balthazar the next gonon?

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 7:12 am
Which cuvée of Monier are people talking about?
I like the Terre Blanche and Chatelet for earlier consumption. The Les Sevres is more serious and the one cuvee that sees new oak and needs some time to integrate the oak. I think all three are very good.
by Paul Jaouen
July 3rd, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Balthazar the next gonon?
Replies: 33
Views: 2062

Re: Is Balthazar the next gonon?

Steven Dilley wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 9:46 am
I like Balthazar and Faury, but for me Monier comes closer to scratching the Gonon itch than the others. (Though I still drink quite a bit more Gonon than Monier, at least for now.)
This! Monier makes some great St Joseph. Love Gonon but not at current prices.
by Paul Jaouen
June 24th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 95
Views: 6080

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

cjsavino wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 12:23 pm
D’artagnan has a one day 20% off chicken, includes the six pack of green circle chicken. Guess I am close enough, shipping is only $15. Discount code is: chicken
They deliver for free to Cranford on Fridays if you purchase at least $150.
by Paul Jaouen
June 17th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 61615

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

So far I bought, Mouton, Lynch, Montrose and mags of La Conseillante.
by Paul Jaouen
June 17th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5753

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

R. Somerville wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1982.

Call me a philistine, but 3 random bottles from the same case were thoroughly underwhelming for all the hype of '82.
In multiple 82 tastings, PL always finished in the top 3 or 4. An incredible wine!
by Paul Jaouen
June 3rd, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for wine shops in Central Jersey?
Replies: 21
Views: 902

Re: Recommendations for wine shops in Central Jersey?

I think the best part about picking up wines at the Pluckemin Inn was going around lunchtime and stopping in for a delicious Plucky Burger first. I hope that comes back soon.
by Paul Jaouen
June 2nd, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706486

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 10:52 am
My niece was born in 2019, so I decided to buy her a double magnum of Pontet Canet for her rehearsal dinner. Since her father told me she won’t be allowed to date until she is 35, I hope it has the legs for the long term.
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by Paul Jaouen
June 2nd, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for wine shops in Central Jersey?
Replies: 21
Views: 902

Re: Recommendations for wine shops in Central Jersey?

I don't venture to your specific area often but a few recommendations are Canals in Egg Harbor, Bottle Shop near Belmar, and Stage Left in New Brunswick. The caveat is that I have not been to any of these places in at least a few years so check them out online to see if they fit what you are looking...
by Paul Jaouen
May 31st, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3790

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction

alan weinberg wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 10:27 am
how'd it end up?
I didn't follow it but did put in some absentee bids and went 0-fer by a pretty wide margin on most.
by Paul Jaouen
May 18th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706486

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 3:00 am
1x 1934 Comtes Lafon Meursault Charmes - never thought I would ever find a Lafon as old as this. Bought from an old cellar in the Mâconnais.
That should be interesting!
by Paul Jaouen
May 17th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706486

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Paul Jaouen wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 11:20 am
A friend was drinking Giacosa Barbera last night and it made me remember how much I like that wine so I bought a case.
gee, bank account lucky they weren’t drinking Romanée Conti.
Alan, it's only the barbera. It was $22.50 a bottle with case discount.
by Paul Jaouen
May 16th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706486

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A friend was drinking Giacosa Barbera last night and it made me remember how much I like that wine so I bought a case. Also added some Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachets and a few varied Albarinos to the order.
by Paul Jaouen
May 13th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Shepherd’s pie
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Shepherd’s pie

We make a version that uses 3 pounds ground lamb and mash 4 to 5 lbs of Yukon golds. We add milk, butter, salt, pepper, sour cream and a little nutmeg to the potatoes to make them creamy and delicious. We brown the ground lamb with onion. Add salt, pepper, oregano, diced mushrooms, peas, tomatoes (c...
by Paul Jaouen
May 10th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has Anyone Made Mozzarella?
Replies: 34
Views: 2042

Re: Has Anyone Made Mozzarella?

Oh sure - I can easily get excellent mozzarella here in Philly, too, made daily. What I can't get, since Valley Shepherd closed, though, is fresh mozzarella that has never been refrigerated. It has a subtle texture difference before it contracts in the fridge that I adore, and which it never regain...
by Paul Jaouen
May 9th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has Anyone Made Mozzarella?
Replies: 34
Views: 2042

Re: Has Anyone Made Mozzarella?

The mozzarella in our neighborhood (Carroll Gardens) is too good to pass up and readily available. Good luck though. Oh sure - I can easily get excellent mozzarella here in Philly, too, made daily. What I can't get, since Valley Shepherd closed, though, is fresh mozzarella that has never been refri...
by Paul Jaouen
May 3rd, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 89
Views: 7521

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Friends, Yesterday I had a wonderful RICHEBOURG 2011 by Thibault Liger Belair. Not a great vintage but Thibault really nailed it (his LES SAINT GEORGES was also superb). Since it is a lot cheaper than the here often named classic wines it is strongly adviced. My experience with TiBAULT and his wine...
by Paul Jaouen
May 1st, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 103
Views: 5039

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

Based on the latest email from Chamber Street Wines, they certainly agree with Gilman's view on decanting.
by Paul Jaouen
April 29th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 89
Views: 7521

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

If I could have any non-DRC Burg, it would be a top wine from Domaine Leroy. I might actually even pick Leroy over DRC depending on the wine.
by Paul Jaouen
April 27th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 5041

Re: How good is Chevillon?

I think Chevillon is a really good producer and was really a value wine in the past. It is my second biggest holding of Burgundies at 127 bottles for 23 different wines.
by Paul Jaouen
April 26th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques

The '97 is delightful as are the '90 and '93. I haven't had the '02 in a while but I seem to recall liking it quite a bit. I haven't touched my '05s or younger yet.
by Paul Jaouen
April 24th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thibault Liger-Belair
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Thibault Liger-Belair

What Don said. He also makes quite a bit of Beaujolais but not a fan of gamy so pass on those.
by Paul Jaouen
April 21st, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706486

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case of 2005 Camille Giroud Clos Vougeot
by Paul Jaouen
April 20th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3790

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction

"The two day sale brought in $7.6 million against a pre-sale estimate of $4.8-7.3 million. Bidders from five continents participated and 62% of the lots sold at or above the high end of the estimates. All of the 2,513 lots sold, and many set new world records."
by Paul Jaouen
April 20th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158361

Re: New York City Restaurants

The only food I miss during these self isolation times is sushi. And I really, really miss it. We've obviously been cooking a ton and frankly have only ordered in (pizza) twice in the past five weeks. I do miss sushi, but that lack of places that I really enjoy by us makes it an easy pass for me. W...

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