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by J a y H a c k
June 15th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: True Confessions

Velveeta.

Hebrew National Knockwurst

Ruffles

Hellmans mayo

But I draw the line at mayonnaise on pastrami.
by J a y H a c k
June 13th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine . . . the scourge of baseball.
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Wine . . . the scourge of baseball.

.Photographed at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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by J a y H a c k
June 12th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2093

Re: Went nuts and ...

I have the 05 Cos. When do we meet?
by J a y H a c k
June 11th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

Agreed, with one addition. DO NOT lay it down. Store upright. The high acid eats at the cork. Or so the guys from Barbeito advised me when they were here.
by J a y H a c k
June 9th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: TN: 2018 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack

The 2015 version of this is one of the best domestic Sauv Blancs produced IMO along with I-Block and Fume Reserve from Mondavi. 16 - 18 haven't had quite the intensity or the grapefruit pithiness that made the 15 so good. Chacun son goût, both literally and figuratively. I prefer a little less grap...
by J a y H a c k
June 8th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Albert Mann Riesling Furstentum Vendanges Tardives
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: TN: 1998 Albert Mann Riesling Furstentum Vendanges Tardives

I've got a 375 of this: 1998 Albert Mann Pinot Gris Altenbourg Sélection de Grains Nobles Le Tri. Bought when the owner was in NY about 15 years ago. I was patient because it got lost. Maybe i should thing about opening it.
by J a y H a c k
June 8th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack
Replies: 3
Views: 416

TN: 2018 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack

2018 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack - USA, California, Sonoma County, Bennett Valley (6/8/2019) This is an outstanding Sauvignon Blanc. tropical fruit on the nose. The palate starts out with guava and then spreads throughout the mouth with strong pear and apple. there is acid for balance, ...
by J a y H a c k
June 8th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1015

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

Bump. See Fallot source and photo in post 1.
by J a y H a c k
June 7th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: TN: 2009 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge Vineyard

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 5:52 am
“that Cali pinot funk”?

Not sure what that is.
neither am I. I have troubled describing it, but it regularly appears in West Coast pinot. Some people say coca cola.
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 369

TN: 2009 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge Vineyard

2009 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County (6/6/2019) Not exactly my sweet spot but I really liked this wine. Pop and pour with veal Osso Bucco for dinner. I would describe it as high toned and a bit sharp from strong acidity, but not acid...
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3552

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

If someone wants to try a top of the line red burgundy at a ridiculous price to see what all the fuss is about but doesn't want to pay the DRC ticket, what producer should he look at? Asking for a friend. Really! What do you mean by the DRC ticket? Any DRC or just the Romanee Conti? I don't know. H...
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3552

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Jay Miller wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 11:40 am
. . . you might try . . .
Do I look stupid? Don't answer that. I said I was asking for a friend and I really meant it. He's general counsel of a financial institution many of you have heard of. his wife, on the other hand, is more sensible and loves Saxum.
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3552

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Suzanne - What was that Richebourg you gave me in Chicago?
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3552

What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

If someone wants to try a top of the line red burgundy at a ridiculous price to see what all the fuss is about but doesn't want to pay the DRC ticket, what producer should he look at? Asking for a friend. Really!

Oops, typo fixed.
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 1777

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

Alan Eden wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 10:07 am
Pinot is dead at retail
I don't buy retail.
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

R_Gilbane wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 8:45 am
. . . .Ever since . . . persistent itch on the back of my left hand . . .
I am straining as hard as possible not to describe what really causes this, but my Catholic friends who have gone to confession have explained that . . .
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
Replies: 39
Views: 1387

Re: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 4:30 am
. . . billing at $1000+ per hour . . . .
Ha! In your dreams . . . or in mine.
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 1777

What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

Osso Bucco tonight so I decided to go with a pinot and picked a 2009 Anthill Farms. That got me to thinking about how the winery seems to have fallen off the love cliff into the obscurity zone. There were 20 threads with Anthill in the title in 2011; 25 in 2012; and a steady decline since then to on...
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heading to Australia
Replies: 27
Views: 1227

Re: Heading to Australia

Wendouree. Period. End of conversation. If you can find it (unlikely but possible), buy every bottle you can and bring it back. If you decide you do not want it, we can discuss the fee I will pay you over and above cost for your trouble in bringing it to me.
by J a y H a c k
June 6th, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
Replies: 39
Views: 1387

Re: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

Just remember that I am saving a magnum of the 2007 Raffault just for you when you get your butt to New York.
by J a y H a c k
June 5th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 6:02 pm
. . . Good fish is very difficult to get in Philadelphia . . .
What? No H-Mart? It has become my go to place for fish. Any place that gives you two choices of sizes of live Abalone can't be all bad. I have also had good luck at Costco with fresh tuna.
by J a y H a c k
June 5th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1015

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

I never thought of making it myself. Checked out a few recipes. Looks good. A trip to Kalyustan and I'm ready to go.
by J a y H a c k
June 4th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1015

What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

The search function forced me back a decade to find a broad-based mustard discussion, and most of the photos are now bad links, so I can't tell what half of the recommendations are. I like Pommery Moutarde de Meaux, but I know that there are better ones out there and you (meaning me) really need a b...
by J a y H a c k
June 4th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: TN: 2015 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

I am not a big fan of this. I have had it a few times when they pour it at Zachy's and I have never liked it enough to buy it. Not a bad wine, but nothing special.
by J a y H a c k
June 4th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1382

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

If you like Bordeaux:
2009 Montrose
2009 Pontet Canet

If you like Cali Cab:
2013 Myriad Dr. Crane
2013 River Marie Cab

If you like something else, do tell.
by J a y H a c k
June 4th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2713

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

PS - When did Egon Mueller get so damned expensive while I wasn't looking.
by J a y H a c k
June 4th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2713

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

So many producers and styles, you can afford the very best, and the next vintage is always around the corner. I keep stockpiling the stuff. I do drink it regularly, but still, not as fast as I can buy it. It's currently at about 20% of the cellar. Has anyone ever looked back and thought they bought...
by J a y H a c k
June 3rd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

But, by the way, that doesn't mean there is a regular limited main dish rotation. My standard questions are "chicken, fish, beef, lamb or pork?" followed by "what ethnic style - Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Continental, American?" Then I just make it up.
by J a y H a c k
June 3rd, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

My list is similar. A bit less variety in the veggies - no one else likes Kale. Heavy on broccoli, brussel sprouts and salad stuff - lots of bell peppers. Can't convince the rest of the house that chicken thighs are better. Not a lot of fruits because they are so high in sugar and I can't eat most o...
by J a y H a c k
June 3rd, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2518

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

One of the owners of Chapoutier told me years ago that one of the members of the family was blind so they started putting Braille on the labels so he could go down to the cellar and select a wine without assistance. Nice touch.
by J a y H a c k
May 31st, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 1626

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

2007 Quilceda Creek is another good one and shouldn't be that hard to find, but current price may be up there.
by J a y H a c k
May 31st, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 1626

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

Myriad Dr Crane Elysian. . . I would go with this. I opened my bottle by accident when I misread the label, It was OUTSTANDING and approachable despite its youth. AND this is kind of my sweet spot so I have had most of the others mentioned, but I think this is the best choice without having to find...
by J a y H a c k
May 30th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2518

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

The short version - a lien holder must dispose of the underlying property in a "commercially reasonable manner." Example of what is not reasonable? The lien holder owns an affiliated retail store and sells $50,000 of wine held as collateral to the retail store for $5,000 and then the retail store pu...
by J a y H a c k
May 30th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 34
Views: 2344

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

I signed up . It’s a list why the heck not. In my opinion, because they are a bunch of weasels who are trying to arrogate the ToKalon name for themselves even though they did not come up with it and trademark it without adequate legal justification. I vote BOYCOTT them. The wine is banned from Bers...
by J a y H a c k
May 30th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2518

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Kudos to my partner Asher Rubinstein, who obtained the original temporary restraining order against Chelsea in the Moriarty case. I would add, "after consulting with me on the legal issues associated with the appropriate requirements for dealing with a warehouseman's lien claim under the Uniform Co...
by J a y H a c k
May 30th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1485

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

I had a locker at Morton's for years. It was a big joke because it was not temperature controlled and the most expensive bottles I kept in it were things like Borsao and Las Rocas. After the first purchase of wine to get the locker, I never bought any more from them because the prices were a joke. I...
by J a y H a c k
May 30th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2518

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

. . . You'd think there would be really strict/redundant policies in place . . . Policies don't get you very far. On the other hand, express legal requirements in New York impose specific obligations that are the subject of the lawsuit. Let's just say that the legal papers alleged that Chelsea did ...
by J a y H a c k
May 30th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2518

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Kudos to my partner Asher Rubinstein, who obtained the original temporary restraining order against Chelsea in the Moriarty case. I would add, "after consulting with me on the legal issues associated with the appropriate requirements for dealing with a warehouseman's lien claim under the Uniform Com...
by J a y H a c k
May 28th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2825

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

With the caveat that if they sell out to Mega-ultra Conglomerate Winery, I'm outta there:

1. Saxum James Berry Vineyard
by J a y H a c k
May 28th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 1545

Re: Westchester Co NY

Forget trying to make Mark happy. He wouldn't be happy unless he was unhappy. I would be perfectly happy with a BIG RED WINE AND RED MEAT event. I could then also being a 1966 Clos Fourtet to keep Markie happy.
by J a y H a c k
May 28th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 3936

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Colgin, stopped a while ago.
Bdx first growths
by J a y H a c k
May 28th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27
Replies: 74
Views: 2420

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

The rear deck is taking shape. pool opened and getting warm, umbrella in place. replacement part ordered, 200,000 BTU propane burner received and tested for deep fried Cajun turkeys (I would make Belgian fries but that's a lot of duck fat), will post poll in about a month on food choices. After the...
by J a y H a c k
May 28th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 326

TN: 2006 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard

2006 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley (5/26/2019) This is an exceptional wine with purity and complexity. Berry fruit, soft smooth pepper spice and allspice. That's right. Noticeable allspice. Great mouth feel, smooth and silky. Fully in...
by J a y H a c k
May 28th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.

Kabinetts from most German wine producers like Prum, Zilliken, etc. Here you can get even top terroir at a reasonable price. Ridge Geyserville . . . Macons from Lafon. Villages level Chablis from Christian Moreau. . . . Barolos from Vajra Barbaresco from Produttori I second these, and from someone ...
by J a y H a c k
May 27th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27
Replies: 74
Views: 2420

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

The rear deck is taking shape. pool opened and getting warm, umbrella in place. replacement part ordered, 200,000 BTU propane burner received and tested for deep fried Cajun turkeys (I would make Belgian fries but that's a lot of duck fat), will post poll in about a month on food choices.
by J a y H a c k
May 27th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater

I followed Gruet from the beginning (sorry, couldn't resist). I met the family when they were pouring at Zachy's in 2001. The story they told me was that they were vacationing in NM. The kids really liked the US and wanted to stay. The father was looking around and saw a high plateau and said, "That...
by J a y H a c k
May 27th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Biodynamic taste better?
Replies: 81
Views: 2702

Re: Does Biodynamic taste better?

I have serious doubts that burying a cow horn full of shit in the vineyard has anything to do with quality. Likewise, dancing naked at midnight around the Maypole on the Spring Solstice. The best justification for biodynamics I have heard was from Charles Massoud at Paumanok, who did not farm that w...
by J a y H a c k
May 23rd, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: TZATZIKI
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: TZATZIKI

The only problem is that in the US, a lot of Greek Yogurt isn't Greek enough. If you like your Tzatziki thick, you will need to put a piece of unbleached paper towel in a strainer, place the strainer over a bowl, and drain out some of the water. How much? Depends on how thick you like the sauce and ...
by J a y H a c k
May 19th, 2019, 3:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 40
Views: 1310

Re: Impossible burgers

Thread drift - I used to organize year end grill fests at my synagogue and there were always people who wanted veggie burgers. I made the vegans buy them and found things like Boca Burgers to be inedible cardboard frisbees. Then one year I decided to find something myself and found vegetable burgers...
by J a y H a c k
May 19th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker's views on Neal Martin
Replies: 99
Views: 6564

Re: Berserker's views on Neal Martin

He is active on Facebook, where he has posted pictures of himself post surgery with all sorts of wires and tubes. I met him once at Leo's house when he was writing for TWA and he seemed like a very nice guy who had the saving grace of not being a doctrinaire, parochial wine writer who only liked one...

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