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by J a y H a c k
February 26th, 2021, 11:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1873
Views: 104459

Re: What did you cook tonight?

alan weinberg wrote: February 26th, 2021, 9:19 am
J a y H a c k wrote: February 25th, 2021, 6:05 pmAdd 2 large glops
3 tsp = 1 T, 3 T = 1 glop. Is that correct?
No. A glop is 3.5T, so 2 glops is slightly less than half a cup. To be exact, 0.4735 of a cup. Which is slight more than 1/10th of a liter. To be precise, 103.5 milliliters.
by J a y H a c k
February 25th, 2021, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald Waitlist
Replies: 60
Views: 9018

Re: Macdonald Waitlist

By the way, here are some photos to drool over. pileon

It was a rainy day in early December with fog
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by J a y H a c k
February 25th, 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald Waitlist
Replies: 60
Views: 9018

Re: Macdonald Waitlist

How long should I expect to be in the Macdonald waitlist before being offered? The problem is that you have not been around here long enough. This BB is probably responsible for getting the original word out on MacDonald after a pre-release tasting in some shithole in Brooklyn organized by one of u...
by J a y H a c k
February 25th, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1873
Views: 104459

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Slow cooked beef stew a la Mexicana. I made it up. The ingredients included beef bottom round roast cut in cubes, 10 large Portobello mushrooms that had been sitting in a cardboard box in the cold garage for about 3 weeks gradually drying out from loneliness, about 6 dried Guaillo peppers from the G...
by J a y H a c k
February 25th, 2021, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 21
Views: 529

Re: TN: 1991 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

They make great wines. I met the owner about 10 years ago at Zachy's. I enjoyed talking to him and he was a really nice guy, but he gave me the creeps (not his fault). I understand that I am not alone. When he started a sentence with "my father," it took all of my self control to ONLY thin...
by J a y H a c k
February 25th, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?
Replies: 41
Views: 2097

Re: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?

By the way. After I made the beet quiche, my friend complained that I did not make one for her family. I ate half of it myself and since no one in my family liked it, I gave her the other half. They thought it was fantastic and it disappeared in 15 minutes. hahaha........great. In this case you cou...
by J a y H a c k
February 25th, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.
Replies: 55
Views: 1848

Re: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.

I started this thread in the hope that the rest of you would be worse than I am, and thus make me feel like I am not the worst offender. You are doing an excellent job of it.
by J a y H a c k
February 24th, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.
Replies: 55
Views: 1848

When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.

I spent time Sunday just fixing the data entry errors in Cellartracker that were easy to find - like the 27 different individual slots that claimed to have two bottles in the same slot and one slot that claimed to have three bottle. Then I moved bottles from the waiting list (also known as the floor...
by J a y H a c k
February 24th, 2021, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7087
Views: 645308

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

On what page of this thread does the ponzi scheme become fully visible to all? I think that the answer is, "before this BB even existed." Here is my post from years ago which quotes something I wrote up in 2007 on eBob. Note that I used the evil B word in the 6th line of my quote from 200...
by J a y H a c k
February 24th, 2021, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7087
Views: 645308

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I'm not allowed to post on this thread. Some A$$hole Berserker said that I couldn't post because I had no skin in the game. I nominated that for the dumbest post on the entire site. Does anyone know what the % bankruptcy dividend is supposed to be? are you asking what % the bankruptcy attny kept fo...
by J a y H a c k
February 24th, 2021, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...
Replies: 46
Views: 1935

Re: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...

No, but close. I think the first bottle of our "collection" was a 1972 Mouton that we got as a wedding gift in 1976 just after graduating from law school. We drank that during the 1980s. Soon after that, flush with money from my first job as a lawyer ($16,500 per year), I bought a bottle o...
by J a y H a c k
February 24th, 2021, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is SQN hot again on WB?
Replies: 25
Views: 2818

Re: Is SQN hot again on WB?

Howard Cooper wrote: February 22nd, 2021, 4:01 pm Not me. Must be Jay. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=177952
No. I already have enough of those bottles. I've been working on my cellar inventory and I own too many SQNs. This pandemic is killing me. It makes it harder to share them with friends.
by J a y H a c k
February 24th, 2021, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is SQN hot again on WB?
Replies: 25
Views: 2818

Re: Is SQN hot again on WB?

Been noticing a lot more bidding, and less bottles offered on WB of late. A year or so ago there would be 3-4 pages of items listed and languishing. The bids now seem to be a lot higher, with more multiple players. And what the hell is going on here... https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/7756946/2...
by J a y H a c k
February 23rd, 2021, 6:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?
Replies: 41
Views: 2097

Re: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?

By the way. After I made the beet quiche, my friend complained that I did not make one for her family. I ate half of it myself and since no one in my family liked it, I gave her the other half. They thought it was fantastic and it disappeared in 15 minutes.
by J a y H a c k
February 21st, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4406

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

. . . I will help cook!! Have you ever spit roasted a whole lamb? I always wanted to do that at one of our tailgates, but I am told that it takes longer than the four hours that the parking lot is open at Metlife. If I bought a case of brisket at Restaurant Depot, we could have a menu of roasted la...
by J a y H a c k
February 21st, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

Alan Rath wrote: February 21st, 2021, 10:30 am If you let us know exactly which wines you are bidding on each week, we’ll know which ones not to snipe.
It is a state by state issue, but in some states that would be an illegal post by me. Really!
by J a y H a c k
February 21st, 2021, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

PS - For those of you who had retained wise old man status, does this qualify as the current year's version of the wine-stained sweater thread?
by J a y H a c k
February 21st, 2021, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

R. Frankel wrote: February 20th, 2021, 9:22 pm
J a y H a c k wrote: February 20th, 2021, 3:43 pm I have a life to live outside of bidding on wine
This part confused me. champagne.gif
When your post count exceeds 14000, you will attain wise old man status.
by J a y H a c k
February 20th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

You really shouldn’t buy questionable provenance auction stuff for birth year wines. Hit the London dealers and wait till the tariffs go away. I have been doing it for years and I got a bad bottle only once. When the plague is over and I am pressured into having another Berserkerfest, you can come ...
by J a y H a c k
February 20th, 2021, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

1979 is an underrated Burgundy vintage ... I think Jay is officially getting trolled now... Ha! You think I only drink Saxum, SQN, Myriad and Cayuse because I like flavor with my wine? In my cellar, I have two bottles of 1976 Château de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge and a bottle of 1982 Ho...
by J a y H a c k
February 20th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

And if you tell me what the birth year is, I will stop bidding against you.... Should I take that as a confession? You will be receiving your CD with the Limbaugh MP3 in the mail. What you really need to do is ask Mark very nicely to assist you in your search for birth year wines... flirtysmile I h...
by J a y H a c k
February 20th, 2021, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

JBucholz wrote: February 20th, 2021, 3:32 pm So, a smarter bidding strategy makes them an a$$hole?
No, it just means that they need to get a real life. AND, I do not really care, but since the election is over, I needed someone else to complain about.
by J a y H a c k
February 20th, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

You might want to avoid the “BidAgainstHack” Reddit forum, then. Or infiltrate it. My wife has suggested that I change my bidding ID so that the people who have figured out my ID and have no real life but just follow me around because they know that I pick the good stuff will be thrown off the trai...
by J a y H a c k
February 20th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

Complaining about sniping is ... well just complaining. If it makes you feel a little better, then wth. But sniping is just normal, also known as “how to win.” My favorite anti-sniping strategy is to set my max bid 15-20% higher than current bid. Then when my winning bid is way below my max I get t...
by J a y H a c k
February 20th, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

If the A$$hole who keeps lurking at auctions and outbidding me when I try to buy wines for my adult son's birth year does it one more time, I am going to hunt them down, make them listen to four hours of Rush Limbaugh's greatest hits, and then throw them into Sarlac's pit. The chances of you and I ...
by J a y H a c k
February 20th, 2021, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

Mark Golodetz wrote: February 20th, 2021, 6:41 am And if you tell me what the birth year is, I will stop bidding against you....
Should I take that as a confession? You will be receiving your CD with the Limbaugh MP3 in the mail.
by J a y H a c k
February 20th, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4406

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

. . . if there are enough people for a small fee we could rent stems. If someone is so inclined they can bring their own. May not be the fanciest/highest quality stemware but there are local supply companies that will drop off clean plates, glassware, stemware, etc and come back the next day and pi...
by J a y H a c k
February 20th, 2021, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3329

I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

If the A$$hole who keeps lurking at auctions and outbidding me when I try to buy wines for my adult son's birth year does it one more time, I am going to hunt them down, make them listen to four hours of Rush Limbaugh's greatest hits, and then throw them into Sarlac's pit.
by J a y H a c k
February 18th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4406

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

. . . I have access to a 7 foot portable offset BBQ smoker. Could do a pig roast or just whole mess of BBQ stuff (ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken quarters, etc). Used to do competitions in the area - though I do not compete anymore my teammate still has this smoker and we are always looking for...
by J a y H a c k
February 16th, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4406

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

BUMP . . . WTF . . . These young-uns are just too lazy to take the challenge. :) pileon [stirthepothal.gif]
by J a y H a c k
February 15th, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 24
Views: 2468

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

Your mother must have spent too much time with the goyim. Bread crumbs? WTF? Rice, except for Passover, Matzoh meal. My mother, who made it for probably over 75 years, discovered at about age 80 an easier way to separate the leaves. Freeze the cabbage all the way through and then thaw it. I tried it...
by J a y H a c k
February 15th, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is the most valuable bottle of wine in your cellar?
Replies: 86
Views: 5508

Re: POLL: What is the most valuable bottle of wine in your cellar?

I do not normally look, and this was a shock:

2016 MacDonald Magnum (probably someone overpaying at an auction)

Second, and more logical result:

1875 Barbeito Madeira Malvasia Reserva Velha
by J a y H a c k
February 15th, 2021, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: TN: 2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

One of my sons birth year. Been thinking this was a good wine to add to his stash but tough to find at a good price. I just noticed the price on CT, which is something near 2.5 to 3 times what I paid for it, which is actually why I decided to crack one. There are a lot of really good Cali Cabs belo...
by J a y H a c k
February 14th, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Replies: 23
Views: 1143

Re: Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

I love the wines when they are “on” but there is a lot of bottle variation. I still have some from the late 90s and early 00s I drank the 2002 in 2014. I had bought it at Zachy's when Joly was pouring. I came to the conclusion after speaking with him for a while that he was a bit "off." H...
by J a y H a c k
February 14th, 2021, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 537

TN: 2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

Outstanding 2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (2/14/2021) Bought from the winery in the initial offering and cellared since then in my home cellar with very little to disturb it. Decanted at 5 pm for dinner starting at 6:30 and then followed for 3 hours. When ...
by J a y H a c k
February 12th, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need Islamic holiday food help
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Help - I need Islamic holiday food help

Jay, When do you need? I have a good friend (restauranteur) who observes Ramadan. He also observes Christmas and Mardi Gras. His restaurant is of course BYOB because his Mom and Dad won't let him serve alcohol. However he and I share a few samples from my bottles unless some folks are in the restau...
by J a y H a c k
February 11th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need Islamic holiday food help
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Help - I need Islamic holiday food help

We are putting together a series of remote cooking demonstrations of holiday food by volunteer amateur chefs for Business Lawyers in NY who are going stir crazy from COVID. We will do Matzoh Balls and Sephardic Charoset for Passover and Easter Egg decorating and maybe how to roast a goose for Easter...
by J a y H a c k
February 10th, 2021, 9:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bouillabaisse: any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Bouillabaisse: any advice?

alan weinberg wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 12:48 pm
Andrew K. wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 7:51 am You can't make the bouillabaisse without the rascasse! You can't do it!
yeah—find it for me in the US—not available.
I know where you can get it. The Marine Aquarium in Norwalk has a few! Trade them COVID vaccine for fish. DB says that they really need the vaccine in Connecticut.
by J a y H a c k
February 8th, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 80
Views: 4595

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I used it for Ess a bagel a few times and was superb. Used Amex $10 credit also. Highly recommend. When the pandemic is over and I return to my office, I will get you stuff from Ess a Bagel, which is a half block from my office on Toid Avenue. It will take some of the edge off [language omitted due...
by J a y H a c k
February 8th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Partial Success - Sourdough Bread
Replies: 25
Views: 768

Re: Partial Success - Sourdough Bread

Isn't partial success in making bread also known as Matzah?
by J a y H a c k
February 5th, 2021, 8:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone here try Morgan Ranch Wagyu?
Replies: 53
Views: 2678

Re: Anyone here try Morgan Ranch Wagyu?

Eric Michels wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:38 am Has anyone tried these sous vide? I'm inclined to think that traditional high heat cooking will make all that fat taste even better. However, sous vide is the more foolproof method for me to avoid overcooking.
I think I should report this post as an obscenity.
by J a y H a c k
February 5th, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone here try Morgan Ranch Wagyu?
Replies: 53
Views: 2678

Re: Anyone here try Morgan Ranch Wagyu?

I think I will get the Egg to about 650 degrees, put on a fire retardant suit so my hair is not singed by the blow back like it was last time (cost me half of my beard!); grill for 1-2 minutes on each side, and then put in an iron fry pan in the Egg with all the dampers shut down so that it roasts t...
by J a y H a c k
February 4th, 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7087
Views: 645308

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I'm not allowed to post on this thread. Some A$$hole Berserker said that I couldn't post because I had no skin in the game. I nominated that for the dumbest post on the entire site. Does anyone know what the % bankruptcy dividend is supposed to be?
by J a y H a c k
February 4th, 2021, 7:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone here try Morgan Ranch Wagyu?
Replies: 53
Views: 2678

Re: Anyone here try Morgan Ranch Wagyu?

This arrived today, with other stuff.
Morgan Beef.jpg
by J a y H a c k
February 4th, 2021, 6:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!
Replies: 255
Views: 9337

Re: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

Morgan has landed. I feel like I'm cheating on Flannery. Yes, I know this is "fresh" Wagyu as opposed to 40+ day dry aged. Highest marbling in any beef I have ever owned. Photos to follow.
by J a y H a c k
February 3rd, 2021, 7:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Fried eggs
Replies: 68
Views: 2982

Re: Fried eggs

RichardFlack wrote: February 1st, 2021, 7:09 am Jay - I hope hope that wasn’t too traumatic for you 😀

It occurs to me a poll might be fun. Can I add one into this thread or does that mean starting a new one?
Not at all. I like it over hard. I do not like runny yolks. neener
by J a y H a c k
February 2nd, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 216
Views: 15489

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

I want to revive this thread. I have had one cup of coffee in the last 50 years, but I drink tea almost every day. My Daughter in Law, born in Hunan, has family members with tea farms. For the holidays, they sent me some fantastic high end tea in tea beans, cakes of tea, and balls of tea. Mostly Puh...
by J a y H a c k
February 1st, 2021, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1873
Views: 104459

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Not really "cooked," but I made this yesterday because I bought too much feta at Costco. Smoky marinated feta in a BaTampte pickle jar, with charred garlic, lemon peel, chipotle flakes and paprika. From the Ottolenghi MasterClass.
Feta.jpg

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