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by Dinesh Goyal
October 20th, 2020, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader library release
Replies: 25
Views: 1844

Schrader library release

Any views on this? Feels expensive when you add $250 for shipping and tax.
by Dinesh Goyal
August 28th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 166784

Re: New York City Restaurants

Has anyone tried our crown shy post reopening? The menu looks quite limited.
by Dinesh Goyal
August 18th, 2020, 3:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 166784

Re: New York City Restaurants

We did Secchu Yokota and thought it was very good. Impossible to be at the same level as when you are sitting one foot away from the Chef handing you the tempura. And our feedback to them was that I felt it was too much food. I am a big eater and I was absolutely stuffed. The wine list is small and...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 16th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?
Replies: 35
Views: 2925

Re: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?

Nothing is all that similar to Krug especially when you consider that they use all three of the main grape types, grow/source from all over the region, and use a very large amount of reserves across numerous years. You are not going to find many small producers capable of doing that and the larger ...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 15th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 166784

Re: New York City Restaurants

So tried Altro Paradiso.

Let me preface it by saying outdoor dining is somewhat of an equalizer as food quality end up dominating the final experience.

With that I found Altro to be ok. I have had better Cacio Pepe at multiple other restaurants, with one at Via Carota right at the top
by Dinesh Goyal
August 15th, 2020, 4:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 166784

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had a wonderful meal last night at Cafe Altro Paradiso. Love everything Chef Ignacio does. A small focused menu with a few of their wonderful pasta dishes. Also a small wine list but they do have a couple of very nice things off the list. It has been on my list ever since we got their email. I has ...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 12th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1491
Views: 91320

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Hey guys, one clarification. Are all EU non carbonated wines under 14% alcohol subject to tariff or are there any other exceptions? Part 10 – Products of France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem: Wine other than To...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 12th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1491
Views: 91320

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Hey guys, one clarification. Are all EU non carbonated wines under 14% alcohol subject to tariff or are there any other exceptions?
by Dinesh Goyal
August 12th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 166784

Re: New York City Restaurants

mike c wrote:
August 12th, 2020, 9:30 am
Dinesh Goyal wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 6:41 am
Looking forward to Jua tonight.
how was jua?
Best post Covid meal. Great.

Also they have really gone out of the way to differentiate their outdoor dining experience/decor. Food was outstanding.
by Dinesh Goyal
August 9th, 2020, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 23790

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Had bought the following
Elio altare Arborina
Elio Altare Giarborina
Fratelli Alessandria Monvigliero
Grasso Chiniera
Grasso Casa Mate
Vietti Brunate
Brovia Ca’Mea
Brovia Rocche

Thanks to Greg for pointing me to Brovia source.

Thinking about buying 2015 Conterno Francia or Arione.
by Dinesh Goyal
August 8th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 166784

Re: New York City Restaurants

Some of the restaurants where we have enjoyed outdoor dining recently. In general I feel I enjoy restaurants that are on streets more than on avenues as they tend to be quieter Sushi Ishikawa - while I normally prefer more traditional omakase, it was still great Avra Greek - tried both Midtown and U...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 7th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The perfect Super Seconds hypothetical tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: The perfect Super Seconds hypothetical tasting

Do them all in 1996. Still quite obtainable and pretty much all of them did a good job, producing wines that are representative or at least connected with their classic styles. 1996 Pichon Lalande was great the other day. I always thought it was a bit atypical because of the unusually high Cabernet...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 5th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10384

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Dinesh, could you please elaborate what in Robert's post makes you discredit everything he's said? Maybe I'm missing something here, but his post seemed reasonable to me... That every ethnic restaurant : 1. Is able to survive because they buy extremely cheap ingredients, and 2. The cheap ingredient...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 5th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10384

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Dinesh - welcome to the cycle ;)! You missed the words "most of the types" rather than "every". Of course, what I think IS relevant is that such a statement never really required a limitation to ethnic cuisine, as it actually applies to the industry as a whole. I'm going to side with the guy who ha...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 5th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10384

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Dinesh, could you please elaborate what in Robert's post makes you discredit everything he's said? Maybe I'm missing something here, but his post seemed reasonable to me... That every ethnic restaurant : 1. Is able to survive because they buy extremely cheap ingredients, and 2. The cheap ingredient...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 5th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10384

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

I 'somewhat' fear adding another post to this thread.... :) Up top: I personally value the immigrant restaurant experience a heck of a lot more than the luxury restaurant experience. My local Szechuan restaurant was run by a tenacious family who worked themselves to the max for 15 years to produce ...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 4th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 137
Views: 7936

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Why would one not get 2008 Dom at lower price? Heck I would pay little bit more and get Cristal. I think the 2008 Dom is overrated, personally, so it's far from a universal opinion (subject to tasting the 2008 Comtes). I agree the Cristal is good, but it's also priced considerably higher, which is ...
by Dinesh Goyal
August 4th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 137
Views: 7936

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

BTW I was talking to a couple of my sources in the UK and they said the wine hasn’t been officially released yet. So I wonder if the official release price may look different.
by Dinesh Goyal
August 4th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 137
Views: 7936

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Why would one not get 2008 Dom at lower price? Heck I would pay little bit more and get Cristal.
by Dinesh Goyal
August 3rd, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 23790

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

I can’t see any 2016 Brovia. Who’s offering it?
by Dinesh Goyal
July 8th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish wines : Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2019s and Raul Perez
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Spanish wines : Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2019s and Raul Perez

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Here is what was offered. I have requested a 6 pack of Ultreia Valtuille.
by Dinesh Goyal
July 8th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish wines : Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2019s and Raul Perez
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Spanish wines : Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2019s and Raul Perez

My UK sourced have offered me these two wines. I don’t have any experience with any of them. Tasting notes on CT are sparse too.

It would be good to get inputs from anyone who may have have had experience with them.
by Dinesh Goyal
July 7th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug : 2004 vs 164
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Krug : 2004 vs 164

Thanks guys. Just pulled the trigger on 6 pack OWC of 164.
by Dinesh Goyal
July 7th, 2020, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug : 2004 vs 164
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Krug : 2004 vs 164

Hey guys

Want to buy 6 pack of Krug for cellaring. While I have had a couple of different years, have not had either of these two.

So just wanted to get any inputs on differences and any suggestions.
by Dinesh Goyal
July 3rd, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1740
Views: 174613

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Anyone else have any $50/$150 or $100/$300 coupons not already mentioned? It's the weekend, time to buy more wine! Here'e one: LI50 - $50 on $150 Here is what I currently have. Am I missing something? LI50, CIQ50, CN50, PW50FB, FBR50, FBSPIR50, FBPRO50 - $50 on $150 JB20, PS20 - $20 on $50 7KBMAFR,...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 30th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 110
Views: 9584

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

So I am not seeing any round pond, Peterson, Three Twins & Steltzner. But I am seeing Beckstoffer Georges. Any clarification would be helpful. 2018 Myriad CS 2018 Myriad Beckstoffer Georges III Empyrean CS 2018 Myriad Beckstoffer Georges III CS That’s not the portfolio release, It’s the GIII releas...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 30th, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 110
Views: 9584

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

So I am not seeing any round pond, Peterson, Three Twins & Steltzner. But I am seeing Beckstoffer Georges. Any clarification would be helpful.

2018 Myriad CS
2018 Myriad Beckstoffer Georges III Empyrean CS
2018 Myriad Beckstoffer Georges III CS
by Dinesh Goyal
June 22nd, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

PL out for $140. I had been thinking of backfilling 2016 as I never bought it then. Jeff Leve - you are the only one here who has tasted both. Any views? My view is to read my site and you will find tasting notes on all those wines. :) Thanks Jeff. Sounds like 2019 is great (99 points great), even ...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 22nd, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

PL out for $140.

I had been thinking of backfilling 2016 as I never bought it then.

Jeff Leve - you are the only one here who has tasted both. Any views?
by Dinesh Goyal
June 19th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Love this discussion. This is the most fun I have had since I started buying EP, which was only starting 2015 vintage.
by Dinesh Goyal
June 19th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1741

Re: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016

Dinesh, thanks for hunting this down. I love the idea of contacting a Bordeaux winery for 20+ year old bottles. I would never have thought of doing that myself! Living in Northern California I have access to lots of wineries and my experience is that they have very little back catalog more than a f...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 19th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1741

Re: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016

Hey guys I got the rates. As I expected, it is quite a bit more expensive than 1996 (or even 1990). Almost same price as 1982. I have sent many of you who had expressed an interest a pm. I am personally still not sure if I will go for it or will just buy 1996. I have managed to find a late release 1...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

[winner.gif] For what it's worth (perhaps more entertainment value than anything), AG rated only Margaux as a potentially 100 point wine in 2019, vs 2 wines for NM (PLL & La Mish). As it turns out, the leader in awarding potential perfect scores in 2019 is neither golden girl Lisa Perotti-Brown nor ...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Just playing with Livex data. Emphasis on 'just playing '. For each wine, I listed the JA, AG, NM, JL, LPB and JMQ score in separate columns. I then percentile ranked that wine's score by a reviewer, against all other wines scored by the reviewer (i.e. how much did the reviewer like that particular...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

For what it's worth (perhaps more entertainment value than anything), AG rated only Margaux as a potentially 100 point wine in 2019, vs 2 wines for NM (PLL & La Mish). As it turns out, the leader in awarding potential perfect scores in 2019 is neither golden girl Lisa Perotti-Brown nor point maven ...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Shan, very little overlap in top wines. 9F2DEC51-0945-4BF6-AEBE-5C2E57A4A572.png DEA03F23-87CD-4C73-9E1E-7962EA3ACE35.png You can see the broader list here: https://www.liv-ex.com/news-insights/bordeaux-2019-scores/ I ran a quick comparison, and interestingly... AG is generally stingier with the po...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

So Vinous has both sets out... where did AG and NM align or disagree? Shan, very little overlap in top wines. 9F2DEC51-0945-4BF6-AEBE-5C2E57A4A572.png DEA03F23-87CD-4C73-9E1E-7962EA3ACE35.png You can see the broader list here: https://www.liv-ex.com/news-insights/bordeaux-2019-scores/ I ran a quick...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Sh@n A wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 3:35 pm
So Vinous has both sets out... where did AG and NM align or disagree?
Shan, very little overlap in top wines.
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by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Overall the Margaux appellation is better in 2019 than in 2016, and Chateau Margaux is also better in 2019. Thanks Jeff. A completely different comparison point - 2005 LMHB is available for cheaper than Margaux. Understand that with Margaux one is paying first growth premier. But if you had any tho...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Anyone else feeling the love for Ducru?
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Where do you see that? Got an email. £2100/6 Also it is up at Millesima. Another indicator of Margaux lack of value is that 2016 is available in the UK for $485/bottle. And 2016 is generally a better rated vintage for Margaux. Overall the Margaux appellation is better in 2019 than in 2016, and Chat...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1741

Re: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016

Dinesh, if you can grab me a Magnum of the 85 I will forever be in your debt. Or heck even a couple bottles. Jordan, I will send you a pm once I have the pricing & logistics details. Still waiting for the price. Got introduced to Their US distributor. Here is a word from the winery on 1985 vs 1996 ...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

BenW wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 4:50 am
Dinesh Goyal wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 3:58 am
Disappointed by Margaux pricing. Almost $440/ bottle.
Its a bad sign that I feel a sense of relief when something isn’t a great deal... Takes the pressure off my credit card to buy immediately
Lol, I hear you.

I am now mostly thinking about Ducru vs LMHB.
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 4:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Disappointed by Margaux pricing. Almost $440/ bottle. Where do you see that? Got an email. £2100/6 Also it is up at Millesima. Another indicator of Margaux lack of value is that 2016 is available in the UK for $485/bottle. And 2016 is generally a better rated vintage for Margaux. Ducru looks way mo...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 18th, 2020, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Disappointed by Margaux pricing. Almost $440/ bottle.
by Dinesh Goyal
June 17th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 58
Views: 4904

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

Was offered last year and bought Lauren, Eastside and Uv-SL. Don’t drink that much white. So debating if I want to buy it again.
by Dinesh Goyal
June 17th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

I was thinking of LMHB or Margaux. But also getting tempted by Ducru.
by Dinesh Goyal
June 16th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Tomorrow’s releases: - Ausone : Velvety, ripe fruits, great balanced wine, bright acidity with a very long finish - Leoville Barton : Beautiful concentrated and delicious fruit, dense and fresh tannin, powerful and fine style. - Langoa Barton : Concentrated and round fruit, firm, and fresh tannins, ...
by Dinesh Goyal
June 16th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1741

Re: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016

jordan jacobs wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Dinesh, if you can grab me a
Magnum of the 85 I will forever be in your debt. Or heck even a couple bottles.
Jordan, I will send you a pm once I have the pricing & logistics details.
by Dinesh Goyal
June 16th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63827

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

T Mikula wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 5:26 am
Dinesh Goyal wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 5:16 am
Ethan Abraham wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 5:08 am
And like that LMHB is sold out.
Something to do with NM’s score. So I suspect will be PL.
Zachys had 5 left, I just grabbed 4x, left 1 for someone! :)
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