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by Sh@n A
February 12th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from a blind tasting of 2010/2011 Piedmonts
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: TNs from a blind tasting of 2010/2011 Piedmonts

Love the Burgundy after tasting so much Nebbiolo. Why not? As my 3 year old says, "Because yes!".
by Sh@n A
February 10th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1871
Views: 104495

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had a very good meal at Papilles on East 7th street. Small cozy spot, albeit perhaps a little too brightly lit, where the owners are "all in", with the chef, chef's wife working front, and a third partner working the front and making cocktails. Leek appetizer was spot on. Beef entree was spot on. Ha...
by Sh@n A
February 10th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Brunello Offline 2/21
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: NYC Brunello Offline 2/21

Have reached quorum, and are now good to go. Thanks.
by Sh@n A
February 7th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Brunello Offline 2/21
Replies: 2
Views: 152

NYC Brunello Offline 2/21

Room for 1 or 2 more... please shoot me a PM if interested.
Typical rules apply: only good stuff!
by Sh@n A
February 7th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 608
Views: 27457

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mattstolz wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 2:45 am
Two good offers yesterday with the Meo-Camuzet and the 83 Canon. anyone bite on the Canon?
Enjoyed the Meo Bourgogne 2016 a few months ago which sparked my question on aging Bourgogne. I put in a request for a couple more, haven't received word yet.
by Sh@n A
February 6th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)

Thomas Rippe wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Silent Tom
Just caught this. [rofl.gif]
by Sh@n A
February 6th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions
Replies: 38
Views: 17137

Re: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions

Water, vinegar & baking soda has worked for me.
by Sh@n A
February 2nd, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)

96. Drinking fine but wasn’t a favorite and I think in bottom third for table, although I think one called it number 2 after the 2000. My CT note, which you can place as much emphasis as you would like: Short note off rough memory. Less dense, with more red fruit than the 2000/2006. Not quite thin, ...
by Sh@n A
February 1st, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italy: cheap grapes in fancy wines
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Italy: cheap grapes in fancy wines

"The companies under investigation include prestigious wines from Pordenone, Udine, Treviso, Venice, Padova, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Ravenna, Florence, Livorno, Naples and several cities in Puglia. The prosecution has not released a full list of brands involved, but is expected to do so in the coming...
by Sh@n A
February 1st, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)

2000 calon segur: too young
2000 GPL: my number 2
1995 Pontet: others number 2
2006 Pontet: too young
by Sh@n A
February 1st, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)

2000 Pontet-Canet easily secured WOTN
by Sh@n A
January 30th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)

Always room, Dan. Shot you a PM back and look forward to meeting tomorrow.
by Sh@n A
January 30th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)
Replies: 18
Views: 432

NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)

Small group meeting tomorrow in Midtown East at 7PM @ Bobby Vans, theme is '96 or '00 Bordeaux. 4 of us thus far, and it would be great to grow it by a couple. Thus far we have: 1996 Pontet Canet 2000 Pontet Canet 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste [Bottle 4 TBD] Stickie TBD (depending on group size, 375 1997 N...
by Sh@n A
January 28th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Please help me understand Huet

Very helpful thread. In learned a lot in the reading and in the posts themselves.

Anyone in NY for a Huet offline?
by Sh@n A
January 27th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: Liquid Farm Private Tasting & Lunch for 8 Guests
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: AUCTION: Liquid Farm Private Tasting & Lunch for 8 Guests

Wish I lived in CA/planned an upcoming trip to Santa Barbara. This would have been fun!
by Sh@n A
January 27th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #10
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #10

I don’t think you understood what I did... but I may have miscalculated as well! Will find out! Am having fun, maybe too much!
by Sh@n A
January 27th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #10
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #10

77. Someone, somewhere, may thank me.

Winner
by Sh@n A
January 27th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #9
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #9

77. Someone, somewhere, may thank me.

WINNER!
by Sh@n A
January 27th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #14
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #14

77. Someone, somewhere, may thank me.
by Sh@n A
January 27th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #15
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #15

77. Someone, somewhere, may thank me.
by Sh@n A
January 27th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #18
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #18

77. Someone, somewhere, may thank me.
by Sh@n A
January 27th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #20
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: AUCTION: JJ Buckely Gift Card $100 - #20

77. Someone, somewhere, may thank me.
by Sh@n A
January 27th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 119
Views: 2725

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

My first time. In for an elite + tacked on a rice & paella seasoning kit. Pretty stoked to make my first paella. Two questions for you: 1) When do you think delivery would be to East Coast/major city, e.g. NY? I have some family over 2nd week of February and wondering if delivery would be in time fo...
by Sh@n A
January 27th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Please help me understand Huet

For how many people is a 750 of 1989 Constance good for? Sounds like you need more than 2 people to reasonably polish off a bottle in one sitting?
by Sh@n A
January 26th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Please help me understand Huet

what would be the sugar levels of the '89 Constance? Less than a typical Sauternes?
by Sh@n A
January 26th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Please help me understand Huet

I've been working slowly through Sauternes and Tokaji, and want to put in some Huet Vouvray Moelleux/Moelleux 1ere Trie into the mix. That said, I'm a bit overwhelmed by the Huet range, and would appreciate a little orientation. Sweetness: Sec, Demi-Sec, Moelleux, or Moelleux 1ère Trie. On a relativ...
by Sh@n A
January 26th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Casual hot sauce & mustard recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Casual hot sauce & mustard recommendation

1) Marie Sharps and Barons both are on Amazon. Not sure about "relative" pricing to non-online shops, but just a heads up.
2) Visited a good friend in LA a weekend ago... funny.. didn't know he went to Belize.. because he too brought back a couple bottles..
by Sh@n A
January 26th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Casual hot sauce & mustard recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Casual hot sauce & mustard recommendation

The Baron stuff is great. First time I tried it I was surprised at how hot it was and thought it would take me forever to get through an 11 ounce bottle. It lasted about a month. Everyone who has tried it at our home (all 3), have asked where to get it. We've had to even gift one of them a bottle. ...
by Sh@n A
January 26th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Sophienwald Offer To Celebrate BD10!
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Sophienwald Offer To Celebrate BD10!

I'm a fan of these glasses. Like the profile and balance of the Essential glass the most, although I still grab the bigger bowl of the Burgundy.
by Sh@n A
January 25th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Wine for Neal.Mollen
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: A Wine for Neal.Mollen

I assumed it was a Nigerian gangster taken from a movie clip, possibly after just robbing a bank.
by Sh@n A
January 25th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Wine for Neal.Mollen
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: A Wine for Neal.Mollen

Who is your avatar, Neal?
by Sh@n A
January 23rd, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Casual hot sauce & mustard recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Casual hot sauce & mustard recommendation

I would recommend trying Marie Sharps hot sauce. We went to Belize and picked up many bottles to bring back home; was our only souvenir and we ate it at every meal (the food there tends to be quite bland). Turns out its available in the U.S., and I highly recommend grabbing a bottle. To me, this is ...
by Sh@n A
January 20th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perhaps my greatest "Pobega Exeprience" of all time...William and Mary!
Replies: 37
Views: 1448

Re: Perhaps my greatest "Pobega Exeprience" of all time...William and Mary!

+1 on Day 2/3 tasting notes. How should one approach ageability of the 2016s in a 750 or 1.5L format? Could a mag of the cab easily go thirty years?
by Sh@n A
January 20th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 717
Views: 32591

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Thank you for recommendations for Osteria Mozza & Mercado. Osteria Mozza was very good. First off, the service was on, as we had many table requests and they were handled well. The appetizers were all quite good. Enjoyed the prosciutto (although I didn't dig the pear combo), the endives were very go...
by Sh@n A
January 16th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 569
Views: 53312

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

Had dinner at River Park last night. No corkage Tuesdays on first three bottles. A wonky location in an office building (have your Uber drop you off at 440 east 29th street for easier access). But the place is done up well. And the food I had was pretty good. The squash with coddled egg was extremel...
by Sh@n A
January 15th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology
Replies: 35
Views: 1128

Re: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology

I do score wines (when I have a mind to, which is about 10 - 20% of the time). My goal(s) in scoring wines have nothing to do with scores given by others. Others' scores for a wine are completely not relevant to the score I give the same wine. Of course not, but the OP's point was not (I am assumin...
by Sh@n A
January 15th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology
Replies: 35
Views: 1128

Re: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology

Brian, it’s pretty easy to disagree. Someone who rates wines on a 1-3 point scale because they feel privileged to be different, should not have there scores averaged into a 0-100 point system. I am not saying those notes are not helpful on their own, but then they should, as you note, refrain from s...
by Sh@n A
January 10th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 7468

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

2010 Jadot Bourgogne 82.4 "A wine buddy claimed that this presented great value after finding it and trying at the shop he works for, so I took a couple bottles. Totally uninspiring, thin, simple and generic. Another's note on this describes using it to braise a meat dish. Good use for it." Gets wor...
by Sh@n A
January 10th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1573

Re: Paulee 2019

Jay Miller wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 1:57 pm
wow, grand tasting already sold out? that was fast.
As of 7PM still look available to me. $375/per
by Sh@n A
January 10th, 2019, 9:13 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

Had the 2001 just recently and it was not a great showing. Didn't see this thread earlier, and it sounds like the 2001 was a disappointing showing here as well.
by Sh@n A
January 9th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology
Replies: 35
Views: 1128

Re: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology

If you have a totally different impression of the wine, then indeed you should not have the same score. But if you think similar things as another taster's note, the better outcome is for two similar point scores versus one at 90 and one at 80.
by Sh@n A
January 8th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology
Replies: 35
Views: 1128

Re: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology

What I am finding is: 1) I think my historical scoring paradigm/what I posted in OP correlates pretty well with current CT socres 2) But as I drink smarter/better, I need to create scoring room for these better wines (said another way, a 95 to me today is a much better wine than a wine I would have ...
by Sh@n A
January 8th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Paprika, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Favorite Paprika, anyone?

Good call on Kalustyans. Next time go to Kailash Prabat (?spelling?) for a couple chaat appetizers, then Saravana Bhavan (?spelling?) for south indian mini ghee idlis and then Bhatti Grill for the kebabs. Can make a day of it. [training.gif]

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