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by Paul Jaouen
July 8th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 36
Views: 2131

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: 1901

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: 1886

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: 1886

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: 79
Views: 4350

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: 941
Views: 51427

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: 5384

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: 834

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: 13662
Views: 666524

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: 834

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: 3702

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: 13662
Views: 666524

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: 13662
Views: 666524

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: 13662
Views: 666524

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: 964

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: 1476

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: 1476

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: 7339

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: 99
Views: 3881

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: 7339

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: 4935

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: 599

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: 948

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: 13662
Views: 666524

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: 3702

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: 2457
Views: 152411

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...
by Paul Jaouen
April 20th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2457
Views: 152411

Re: New York City Restaurants

Sad that this thread is dormant! I will add some thoughts on recent delivery meals / take out meals. Cagen - They are killing it! Last nights meal was fantastic! https://www.instagram.com/p/B_DwvlxjpZB/ The only food I miss during these self isolation times is sushi. And I really, really miss it.
by Paul Jaouen
April 18th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3702

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction

Ian S wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Utterly gutted today. I guess a plebeian git like me will never have the dosh to afford proper Burgundy. Heading back to the cellar for some plonk to drown my sorrows.
I really thought with restaurants probably not playing that prices would be coming down some.
by Paul Jaouen
April 17th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3702

HDH Burgundy Auction

Well you wouldn't know anything is going on in the world based on early bidding. Lots of stuff going at more than high estimate.
by Paul Jaouen
April 9th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2001 Beaucastel CnP - A Very Good Bottle
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: TN - 2001 Beaucastel CnP - A Very Good Bottle

Great wine. Great friend. I miss Nigel.
by Paul Jaouen
April 9th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Disappointing Boozy Lunch: 2003 Saint Estephe
Replies: 39
Views: 1852

Re: A Disappointing Boozy Lunch: 2003 Saint Estephe

Anyone try Latour or Haut Brion recently?
by Paul Jaouen
April 4th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Immediate Consumption - 2015 or 2016 Jamet?
Replies: 15
Views: 728

Re: Immediate Consumption - 2015 or 2016 Jamet?

1991 was in a perfect drinking window last month. These wines take time.
by Paul Jaouen
March 31st, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666524

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: 2229

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: 2229

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: 296

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: 13662
Views: 666524

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: 2457
Views: 152411

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: 212
Views: 16359

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: 827

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: 1302

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: 2457
Views: 152411

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: 1806

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: 5893

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: 2457
Views: 152411

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: 301

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: 3141

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: 1402

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: 1848

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.

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