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by Sh@n A
August 18th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 41
Views: 5562

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

Any tips for how to buy 2015 G. Rinaldi Brunate for anything close to the $167 people report on CT? After a stellar 2014, I wanted to start buying this producer... but my only retail connection stopped selling Rinaldi. Plenty of offers out there for $300!
by Sh@n A
August 16th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 18
Views: 327

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

Boneless Pork Rib "shaped" Patties or the Home Style Meatloaf.
Those green beans with the Salisbury would get tiring very quickly.
by Sh@n A
August 16th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62849

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

Went to Patroons (46/3rd) for the first time in 15 years on Friday... (i) no corkage fee on Fridays for up to 3 bottles and (ii) $42 fixed menu. Was a goodish experience. Expected to be the only one there and it was not the case, over 50% of the tables were filled with ?casual locals?. The food was ...
by Sh@n A
August 16th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62849

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

Ethan Abraham wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 4:24 am
Sutton Inn is closed.
This is very sad. Good food. Friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Wine friendly. Location just a bit off.

Will the chef be relocating?
by Sh@n A
August 15th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1286

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

Hudelot Noellat for the big win.

Multiple votes:
Hudelot 9
Barthod 3
Meo 3
Fourrier 2
PYCM 2
by Sh@n A
August 15th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11503
Views: 532937

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

12 x Piesporter Goldtropfchen 1975 Riesling Auslese, Josef Kettern-Sonntag @ £5 12 x Mettenheimer Schlosberg 1971 Beerenauslese, Philipp Wibmann @ £9 12 x Graacher Domprohst 1971 Auslese Eiswein, D. Licht Bergweiler Erben @ £9 6 x Faiveley, Clos des Cortons 2002 @ £29 6 x Faiveley, Latricieres Cham...
by Sh@n A
August 15th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1048

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

Greg K wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 11:00 am
so much of Fourrier goes into the US (he sells so little domestically) that even you couldn't raise the price by yourself. neener
I did notice that Fourrier pricing in the US was as good as that in Europe.
by Sh@n A
August 15th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1048

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

Greg K wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 9:25 am
I’ve been buying Fourrier for over a decade, so I’m not counting on any decrease in pricing. [snort.gif]
Let's open some [drinkers.gif]
by Sh@n A
August 14th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1286

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

Best:
2016 Meo Camuzet
2015 Hudelot Noellat (have not tried 2016)
2015 Thibault Liger-Belair (Grands Chaillots)
2012 Fourrier

Worst:
2016 Arlaud Roncevie
2014 Claude Dugat
by Sh@n A
August 14th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1048

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

Had my first Fourrier to try out the style.. 2012 Bourgogne... was delicious (albeit a slightly bitter finish) and great Burg QPR for the $40 I paid (which I imagine was higher than release). Was very disappointed to like it, given the prices for his other wines. I have wondered about the Gevrey-Cha...
by Sh@n A
August 14th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2065

Re: Decanting Young Cabs?

I guess you were the one who did not like the W&M yet gave a whopping 93 score. Shouldn't have to be a guess given it is the same handle. I try to score objectively, even if the style of wine is not my my favorite wine; otherwise I would be scoring certain regions much higher than others. FWIW, I g...
by Sh@n A
August 14th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 92
Views: 5509

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

someone needs to start a new thread of Pound eviscerated: what did you buy?
by Sh@n A
August 14th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62849

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

Keens charged me $30 corkage last night. chateaubriand was phenomenal.
by Sh@n A
August 14th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2065

Re: Decanting Young Cabs?

Thank you all for the thoughts. Had the two W&Ms last night, and not the Mondavi To Kalon. Much preferred the Proprietary Red, finding it to be less forward, less vanilla, and more complex. Felt like baby killing the cab, while Proprietary Red was a better showing young (even if it felt less open).
by Sh@n A
August 13th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 54
Views: 1415

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

ybarselah wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 3:24 pm
i'm disappointed because you all know that the quality of UK eggs has gone downhill since the Breggsit vote.
no politics! Or this thread will get scrambled.
by Sh@n A
August 13th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 54
Views: 1415

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Eggs are dead at retail.
by Sh@n A
August 10th, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 2726

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

What is in the cellar? Top regions, producers, vintages etc?
by Sh@n A
August 9th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2175

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

How do you use this to serve the wine at a temperature other than ambient?
by Sh@n A
August 9th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2175

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

Do folks find that coravin preserves the wines "exact" flavors and aromas two weeks later? How different are the wines when tried again?

It sounds that not everyone uses it the same way either. Some try to add more gas and others still try to cover the pinhole.
by Sh@n A
August 9th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 45
Views: 1709

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan

Ahh yes it reads like a guilty affair
by Sh@n A
August 9th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 45
Views: 1709

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan

Your note does not ready wishy washy to me? Your note sounds like you got engaged for the right reasons, and are rationalizing why not to get married. Sounds like you love it.
by Sh@n A
August 8th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2122
Views: 123422

Re: New York City Restaurants

Thank you for the recommendations. Marea looked really good to me. My wife, who has seafood allergies, thought it was a bit too fish and seafood-centric and was not as enamored. We're going to try Maialino instead. Maialino has ?$35? BYO corkage (can't be on their list, etc.). Friendly somms that I...
by Sh@n A
August 7th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2065

Re: Decanting Young Cabs?

Nathan Smyth wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Your wines are gonna be suffering from so much travel shock
No travel shock. Day trip out and back.
by Sh@n A
August 7th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2065

Re: Decanting Young Cabs?

Aren't you glad you asked? I've enjoyed and appreciated the answers. But the windows I gave don't work for the most popular answer (decant 4-6 hours ahead) as I will on a flight 14 hours prior till 30 minutes prior to dinner. I will most likely pull the corks ahead of my flight on all 3 (i.e. pull ...
by Sh@n A
August 7th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52927

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

sales tax!
by Sh@n A
August 6th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11503
Views: 532937

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

RyanC wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Some of my favorites.
Thanks, a few of these have become my favorites as well. Was able to secure reasonable pricing in London on most of these. Haven't had the Cailles or Marechale before.
by Sh@n A
August 6th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11503
Views: 532937

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Gouges LSG
2016 Bruno Clair Cazetier
2016 Duroche LSJ
2016 Chevillon Cailles
2015 Mugnier Marechale (375s)
by Sh@n A
August 6th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62849

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

The Fat Radish. Was quoted $25/750 and $35/sparkling on the phone... no discount for halves... later learned were charged $40 per 750
by Sh@n A
August 6th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 92
Views: 5509

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

how do you folks purchase from the UK to avoid the credit card transaction fees? I noticed a wire I have set up for a purchase has 3% embedded in the FX rate, and a retailer says my Debit card keeps showing up as a Credit Card (with a necessary 3% fee to tack on) Use credit cards with no foreign tr...
by Sh@n A
August 6th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 92
Views: 5509

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

how do you folks purchase from the UK to avoid the credit card transaction fees? I noticed a wire I have set up for a purchase has 3% embedded in the FX rate, and a retailer says my Debit card keeps showing up as a Credit Card (with a necessary 3% fee to tack on)
by Sh@n A
August 5th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: TN: 2000 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano

John J wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 12:03 pm
I have had bottles of their normale from the 60s and 70s that have been stellar.
are the wines made the same way today?
by Sh@n A
August 5th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4200

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

I don't drink every wine, but I enjoy hearing about them (the highs and lows). I hope this thread does not shame those who drink these wines from sharing their stories and notes.
by Sh@n A
August 4th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2065

Re: Decanting Young Cabs?

Thanks Chris! Looking forward to the trio.
by Sh@n A
August 4th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2065

Decanting Young Cabs?

What's the protocol for airing young cali cabs? Next week I have on tap, 2015 Robert Mondavi To Kalon, 2016 William & Mary Cabernet, and 2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red. I have a window to double decant them 14 hours before dinner, a window to possibly double decant an hour before, and can pop'n...
by Sh@n A
August 3rd, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 92
Views: 5509

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Thing is, how many people have the resources to be buying in Britain? I'm all for good wine prices, but I don't purchase in pallet quantities that Mark has said he does on occasion, and I don't think most of us here could do either. My offsite in NJ lets me buy by the bottle in UK and by case in Pa...
by Sh@n A
August 2nd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 92
Views: 5509

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

I have been waiting to PSA the GBP! I picked up a couple 2016s couldn't find at reasonable prices in US. Didn't buy the Mouton!
by Sh@n A
August 1st, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: High Tanin Acidity Wine
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: High Tanin Acidity Wine

Just curious, why the recommendations for barbaresco over gattinara/ghemme/lessona as nebbiolo suggestions? Are these latter wines not considered to be higher in acidity with requisite tannin, at similar price point?
by Sh@n A
August 1st, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Bailly vs. Les Carmes Haut Brion
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: Haut Bailly vs. Les Carmes Haut Brion

Alfert and Leve need to stop digging into their respective cellars for repetitious bottles. We need new fights!! I propose each buys two bottles of any given wine, and gives one to the other. Cap it at $75 per bottle. Both taste both wines before any disclosure. And then post away. [popcorn.gif] +!
by Sh@n A
July 31st, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: NYC! One ticket to Chateau Fonsalette (Rayas) dinner THIS MONDAY 8/5
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: FS: NYC! One ticket to Chateau Fonsalette (Rayas) dinner THIS MONDAY 8/5

Not a good sign that I waver paying cash but I have bottles I would trade happily...

But I am gluten free and prefer not to doggy bag!
by Sh@n A
July 31st, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 87
Views: 2598

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

2000 Figeac seems OK (no throat reaction).

I am going to order a selection of wine yeast off the internet and test them out.
by Sh@n A
July 31st, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 87
Views: 2598

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

I am not sure about yeast, but commercial probiotics do not behave the same way as native probiotics. E.G., commercial probiotics do not survive in the body (they pass through) vs. an FMT taken from a human donor will colonize. I imagine commercial yeasts have similar differences to truly organic/na...
by Sh@n A
July 31st, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: High Tanin Acidity Wine
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: High Tanin Acidity Wine

I don't know the exact wine, but I had a glass of Furmint Sec (dry white) one time and it had bracing acidity. I shockingly liked it for the experience although it felt like a teeth whitening exercise with the acidity. Defer to others here on Furmint Sec, but I think the wine was https://www.wine-s...
by Sh@n A
July 31st, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: High Tanin Acidity Wine
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: High Tanin Acidity Wine

I don't know the exact wine, but I had a glass of Furmint Sec (dry white) one time and it had bracing acidity. I shockingly liked it for the experience although it felt like a teeth whitening exercise with the acidity. Defer to others here on Furmint Sec, but I think the wine was https://www.wine-se...
by Sh@n A
July 31st, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 87
Views: 2598

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

This is a quite short update, but I appreciate the notes here and feel I should follow up a little bit. I ended up getting an FMT in the UK (Taymount). During the week of FMT I felt fine/normal, and on day returning back to the U.S. I felt the best ever. And then I crashed a bit, and not feeling so ...
by Sh@n A
July 30th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: High Tanin Acidity Wine
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: High Tanin Acidity Wine

for reds, how about Northern Piedmont or Barbera? https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2846942 Had this recently and but maybe this would not be tart enough for you https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3121623 Probably has the tartness and has many WB fans; can find a 375ml to try ht...
by Sh@n A
July 30th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 22
Views: 1539

Re: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Was looking for the 2016 in 375s but picked up some 2015s instead per this thread. Thanks!
by Sh@n A
July 30th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another 'how many bottles' question. Or what would you choose from the wine list?
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Another 'how many bottles' question. Or what would you choose from the wine list?

c fu wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 9:25 pm
I’ll use my own wedding as an example.
what wines did you serve?

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