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by Paul Jaouen
March 31st, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12942
Views: 630182

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 11:19 am
William Sokolin wrote s book about Wine as an Investment. His #1 recommendation was the Rauzan. I guess he had a lot to sell.
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by Paul Jaouen
March 28th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 1825

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

What are thoughts on 2009 reds? I thought WB wasn't so bulled up on '09s, but they have popped up a bunch of times here. I was not a fan when they were first released but they firmed up nicely after about a year. More recently I've buried them on the assumption that they're probably shut down. But ...
by Paul Jaouen
March 27th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 1825

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

Reds only since I don't own a lot of whites:

2005
2010
2008
2012
2009
2002

The 2012 being so high is kind of an anomaly. It consists mostly of a variety of Hubert Lignier wines that I was able to buy at very good prices.
by Paul Jaouen
March 21st, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: TN: 04 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

These are great when not premoxed
by Paul Jaouen
March 10th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12942
Views: 630182

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case each of '64 Borgogno Barolo Riserva, 2010 Flaccianello, 2015 Pousse d'Or Clos du Roi
by Paul Jaouen
March 9th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2406
Views: 147227

Re: New York City Restaurants

Tanoshi Sushi on the UES was solid but nothing special. Brought my own stems with no corkage fees. Reasonably priced at just a little over $100. A good neighborhood spot but not worth the 20 minute and $20 Uber to get there. Weird set-up in that the guests have to wait outside for each seating to b...
by Paul Jaouen
February 29th, 2020, 12:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12876

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Everything I was interested in at HDH's first day auction went at high or over high estimate. And I certainly wouldn't call what happened this week a stock market "collapse".
by Paul Jaouen
February 27th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Panzano, Dario Cecchini
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Panzano, Dario Cecchini

We did Dario’s butcher class followed by lunch a couple of years ago. Felt like a zillion courses. We had leftovers for the next 3 days. Dario was great. Lots of fun and so good! Enjoy dinner!!
by Paul Jaouen
February 24th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New York City hotels
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: New York City hotels

The Redbury. You can just walk downstairs for a good pizza at Marta or apps & wine at Vini & Fritti. Good restaurants a short walk away including Gramercy Tavern, USC, Maialino and Upland. Also short walk to Koreatown. And you're a block or so away from some good Indian spice shops in case that's yo...
by Paul Jaouen
February 20th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2406
Views: 147227

Re: New York City Restaurants

Juliec wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 8:05 pm
If you all rush, kochi is byob. Probably until next week sometime.
According to manager last night free BYO will end next week. He’s thinking of starting corkage at $25 which is pretty good.
by Paul Jaouen
February 18th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Re: Burgundy trip notes

Thanks for the notes. When is Philippe Brun retiring and who is taking over?
by Paul Jaouen
February 17th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 5697

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

CJ Beazley wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 6:00 am
I bought some Gonon St. Joseph on sale for $29.00 once...I guess I’ll take it back, I had no idea it was dumb move.
Did you buy this to drink or resell it?
by Paul Jaouen
February 13th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2406
Views: 147227

Re: New York City Restaurants

Juliec wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 8:05 pm
If you all rush, kochi is byob. Probably until next week sometime.
best to check with the restaurant direct on corkage.
by Paul Jaouen
February 7th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NJWineSeller - great customer service
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: NJWineSeller - great customer service

Store is a short walk from my house. I am very surprised that they had something that would be of interest to you.
by Paul Jaouen
February 4th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?
Replies: 32
Views: 2985

Re: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?

A well laid out event. I got through about half of the 148 wines before my palate gave out.
by Paul Jaouen
February 2nd, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 70th Birthday Bash for Bob Fleming
Replies: 18
Views: 1348

Re: 70th Birthday Bash for Bob Fleming

Happy Birthday Bob and thanks for the notes Don.
by Paul Jaouen
January 30th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting 1990 Bordeaux
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

Re: Revisiting 1990 Bordeaux

Howard Cooper wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Were you and Paul at the same tasting. If so, should the threads be combined?
They should. I didn't realize Ramon was going to post notes.
by Paul Jaouen
January 30th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting 1990 Bordeaux
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

Re: 1990 Bordeaux

Gerhard, agree. Most bottles I've had are great on opening and then die off quickly.
by Paul Jaouen
January 30th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting 1990 Bordeaux
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

1990 Bordeaux

I drank a few bottles with friends earlier in the week and the ones we had were all drinking great. Clinet, Angelus, Leo P, Pichon Baron, Cos, Figeac were all outstanding. Even a Pichon Lalande which I've had plenty of bad bottles in the past was showing pretty well. This was the third bottle of '90...
by Paul Jaouen
January 24th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 2150

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: 1160

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: 2580

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: 1448

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: 824

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: 1106

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: 1119

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: 1646

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: 1602

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: 1403

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: 5919

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: 2621

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: 12942
Views: 630182

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: 975

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: 884

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: 675
Views: 74948

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: 1503

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: 5994

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: 1283

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: 2813

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: 2984

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: 2984

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: 2984

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: 4802

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: 12548

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: 2406
Views: 147227

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: 1974

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: 675
Views: 74948

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: 2531

Re: Ponsot...in general

I haven’t had a lot of vintages but I think 91 is killer good!

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