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by J a y H a c k
September 19th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Almost Great and Hideously Undrinkable
Replies: 15
Views: 1627

Re: Almost Great and Hideously Undrinkable

Dan Kravitz wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 5:52 pm
. . . Rated square root of -1. An imaginary number because I could not imagine a wine this bad. Certainly my worst wine of the decade, possibly of my life; I may have repressed memories of something worse, but I doubt it.
. . .
[rofl.gif]

Nominee for TN of the decade.
by J a y H a c k
September 18th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: american wines suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 907

Re: american wines suggestions?

Zinfandel for starters Carlisle, Bedrock, Ridge, Limerick Lane for starters if you can find them. Ceritas Chardonnay might be a tough 'get' but worth it if you happen upon one. Give the guy a chance. No way can he get Carlisle, Bedrock or Ceritas and probably not Limerick Lane. I looked at Vino.75 ...
by J a y H a c k
September 18th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry
Replies: 25
Views: 2011

Re: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry

I thought I had never had their wine until I looked it up and found this note. I guess I should have bought some: 2013 Harrington Trousseau Siletto Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Cienega Valley (11/15/2015) Traded with someone (CT from Louisiana) I did not know for a bottle of 2000 D'Arm...
by J a y H a c k
September 17th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1044

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

Have to agree; Saxum is not my cup of tea but I was impressed by how well a 2005 Bone Rock was drinking recently. Nicely integrated, carrying its 16.1% beautifully with no sign of cracking up, clearly many more years to go (The next morning my husband and I had vicious hangovers and we swore off bu...
by J a y H a c k
September 17th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1044

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

B. Buzzini wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 11:53 am
Although I tend to agree...this one last night was just not doing it for me. Too much plum and Porty...tart tingly acid. Lot a sediment in that sucker as well.
. . .
Mine start with 2004, so maybe I'm OK.
by J a y H a c k
September 17th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1044

Let Your Saxums Age!

Last night, we opened two Saxum magnums prior to the Jets/Browns Debacle. A 2005 Rocket Block from Loren Sonkin and a 2013 Booker from me. Both were pop and pour in the parking lot with real stemless glasses. The Booker was very nice with lots of primary, powerful flavors but the Rocket Block was th...
by J a y H a c k
September 16th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19

I'm bringing a Saxum magnum and a Schrader if my son can find it. Otherwise an Aubert Loren . . . I mean Lauren. Loren supposedly has another Saxum and some Sonkin Cellars syrah. Food will include Shitake and Oyster Mushroom Risotto, Tofu with eggplant, onions and ginger in a weirdo spicy sauce, pot...
by J a y H a c k
September 16th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3300

Re: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?

Paul Flynn wrote:
December 19th, 2016, 5:23 am
Haven't had a really stellar one of these made after the 90s.
My experience as well. I was at Beringer in 1996 or 97 and picked up a few and they were quite good, but the last few times I had the current vintages over the past decade and a half, they have reminded me of supermarket shelf cabernet.
by J a y H a c k
September 11th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

I’m always a little bemused by threads like this. As a (almost fully) vegetarian it’s rather hard to answer as there are literally thousands of options. I’d generally advise just cooking more of whatever vegetable and side dishes you would normally cook. If you have the bbq going just wrap veggies ...
by J a y H a c k
September 11th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 5:24 am
What is your stock for the risotto? Vegetable stock?
Yes. I can't very well use Lobster stock, which is my preferred choice when making seafood risotto.
by J a y H a c k
September 11th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

Ratatouille, if you are looking for something more on the actual vegetable side rather than more mushrooms, pasta or beans/legumes. There are simple versions which work very well for limited cooking facilities and it can work with a number of wines. Also works exceptionally well reheated. That is m...
by J a y H a c k
September 11th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 45
Views: 1773

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Restaurants in NY suck. The food at Amma is great. They have a delusional view of their wine list and thus their corkage is too high. I am going to switch back to Utsav and rely on my negotiating skills because I don't want to think about it any more and they have good choices all around. We will ju...
by J a y H a c k
September 9th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 45
Views: 1773

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

IGNORE THIS POST - They want $45 corkage!! See two posts below. I'm going to go with Amma, which is 246 East 51st Street, south side between Second and Third Avenues, but I have to talk to them about corkage. The owner wasn't there when I stopped in on Friday. The room is small but we are not going ...
by J a y H a c k
September 9th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 2747

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Reminds me of the famous joke that ends with the line, "patience, jackass, patience." If the winery says "Do not drink for five years" and I drink it after two years, it's my fault. If they hold it for 5 years before releasing it, I will expect to pay their cost of storage and the time value of the ...
by J a y H a c k
September 9th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 635

What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

The reason for the question - Loren Sonkin is coming to NY next weekend to see the Monday night Browns/Jets game, which is looking like the Loser Bowl after yesterday's debacles. Loren is a vegetarian. He will be attending our pre-game tailgate and I want to provide some vegetarian-suitable food. We...
by J a y H a c k
September 4th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1500

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

NED VALOIS wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 6:54 pm
And who's fault is that !
What am I , chicken liver ??? [snort.gif]
You need to brush up on those reading skills. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=159750
by J a y H a c k
September 4th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1500

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Rugalach - my mother's house. Potato knishes with home stretched dough you could read through - my mother's house. Pickled tongue in raisin sauce - my mother's house. "Corned" stuffed breast of veal - my mother's house. Sorry, she passed away almost exactly a year ago Did you inherit the cooking ge...
by J a y H a c k
September 4th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19

Dan Hammer wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 3:03 pm
Monday night at 8:15 is a killer. I have an 0700 flight from our home airport Tuesday morning.

Sorry to miss you Loren. Hope to see you at the Toronto cellar clearing next summer.
Come at 6 pm for the wine and food, leave when the game starts.
by J a y H a c k
September 4th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1053

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

PS - And the Bordello style gold filigree bottle is something else!
by J a y H a c k
September 4th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1053

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

I bought this from WTSO a few years ago when it was dirt cheap. We then served it blind at a FKALBTG monthly dinner in two flights of two bubblies each: First Flight: 2002 Pol Roger Champagne Extra Cuvee de Reserve 2002 Pommery Champagne Cuvée Louise Brut Second Flight: 2002 Piper-Heidsieck Champagn...
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19

Assuming my checked bag makes it thru ok, put me down for a Magnum of 2005 Saxum Rocket Block. My son will be joining us, so I will bring something else as well. He can have my share of the meat. :-) Thanks very much! So what you're saying is that you did not ruin your son's life by making him a ve...
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters

It the idea to tell which is which or which is better? If, which is better, a mostly nonwine geek crowd will definitely pick the American wines. They generally are softer wines that are easier to drink. I do not know how else to define better when it comes to food or drink that to base it on which ...
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1796

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Jay Miller wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Melon
Chenin
Riesling
Chardonnay (if for no other reason than BdeB Champagne)


Pinot Noir
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Syrah
Sangiovese

I didn't disobey the rules, I just can't count.
You left out Tempranillo from that big heavy Spanish bottle you liked so much.
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1767

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux vs. Burgundy

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Côte Rôtie, with dinner from my favorite sushi place, Kobayashi Maru. [wink.gif]
You can't win with that scenario.
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 45
Views: 1773

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Loren Sonkin wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 6:17 am
Looking forward to it. Also, Lyle Fass will be joining us.
But he drinks low ABV white wine??
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19

Our world famous tailgates, featured in the Wall Street Journal, will continue this year. I have a brand new 200,000 BTU burner and the rest of our regular crew will be there cooking. Unfortunately, Loren is a vegetarian. I haven't figured out exactly what to go with, but I'm thinking fresh deep fri...
by J a y H a c k
September 1st, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 45
Views: 1773

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Well, if this *is* the thread, how about an update for confirmed venue, date and time? It's going to be Indian food. It's going to be midtown Manhattan. It's going to start relatively early for an offline - 5:30 or 6 pm depending upon the restaurant. I'm still waiting to see if we can do it at Utsa...
by J a y H a c k
September 1st, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Brut
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: 2006 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Brut

I bought a case of this at auction and have opened one bottle. I think it is an outstanding champagne and I intend to spread it out one bottle per year for a decade, by which time my palate will be dead. Still young at 13 years old. There's some yeasty depth to it and the dosage is just enough to t...
by J a y H a c k
August 31st, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Brut
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: 2006 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Brut

I bought a case of this at auction and have opened one bottle. I think it is an outstanding champagne and I intend to spread it out one bottle per year for a decade, by which time my palate will be dead. Still young at 13 years old. There's some yeasty depth to it and the dosage is just enough to ta...
by J a y H a c k
August 28th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2765

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

Sales tax is a trust fund tax and the state will come down hard on companies and individuals (officers) who willfully evade collection or payment of the taxes over to the state taxing authorities. Fraudulent penalties are likely to be imposed. Jail time (while possible in NY) seems unlikely unless ...
by J a y H a c k
August 28th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3459

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

You guys just don't get it. This is a good thing. The more that stupid money gets sucked out of the retail chain by people with more money than brains who pay silly dollars for things we don't want, the lower the price will be for the rest of the stuff because there will be fewer dollars chasing it....
by J a y H a c k
August 27th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2765

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

Sales tax is a trust fund tax and the state will come down hard on companies and individuals (officers) who willfully evade collection or payment of the taxes over to the state taxing authorities. Fraudulent penalties are likely to be imposed. Jail time (while possible in NY) seems unlikely unless ...
by J a y H a c k
August 27th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1500

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Rugalach - my mother's house.
Potato knishes with home stretched dough you could read through - my mother's house.
Pickled tongue in raisin sauce - my mother's house.
"Corned" stuffed breast of veal - my mother's house.

Sorry, she passed away almost exactly a year ago
by J a y H a c k
August 27th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1500

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Kelly Walker wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Bone marrow fusilli at Marea in NYC. Have to have it every time.
I violated my no carbs rule for this.
by J a y H a c k
August 27th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 45
Views: 1773

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Ok. Moving forward. After discussions with Loren, I am looking at Utsav, a high end Indian restaurant in midtown west. Utsav has a very broad menu https://utsavny.com/new-york-midtown-west-utsav-food-menu. The From the Grill portion should satisfy most carnivores other than those who will die withou...
by J a y H a c k
August 27th, 2019, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1796

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Cellar says . . .

Syrah
Cabernet
Pinot Noir (how did that sneak in there?)
Zinfandel

Chardonnay
Riesling
Champagne blend
White Rhone blend.
by J a y H a c k
August 26th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2765

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

.....she appreciated the kind words.... To the degree that the underpayment of state sales taxes involves the under-reporting of income for not just state but also federal taxation purposes, a federal felony may have occurred. Tax evasion is a felony. I.R.C. § 7201 - ATTEMPT TO EVADE OR DEFEAT TAX ...
by J a y H a c k
August 26th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 24
Views: 1046

Re: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil

There is a lamb and basil dish at a local Chinese restaurant that I really like that uses a massive amount of basil. Let's say close to one plant per person. Simple thin sliced lamb sauteed with fresh garlic and then basil and the ubiquitous Chinese brown sauce and basil thrown it at the last minute.
by J a y H a c k
August 24th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2193

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

Just in case someone has not yet asked, how do you pronounce TomHill when there is no space between the M and the H? Do you swallow the H and say Tahm-ill or Tohm-ill or perhaps Toh-mill? Where is the proper placement of the accent?
by J a y H a c k
August 24th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6356

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Ignore the Cooper behind the curtain. He lives for the ability to complain about wine not made in Burgundy. I think the answer is that the American palate, especially the American female palate (anyone who disagrees with my guess than 80%+ of all Rombauer Chardonnay is drunk by women can accuse me o...
by J a y H a c k
August 22nd, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 12
Views: 764

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Peter Kleban wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 8:34 am
After a kvetch like that (from anyone, young or old) my grandmother used to say "another country heard from".
Another COUNTY - as in late returns from Cook County.
by J a y H a c k
August 22nd, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 12
Views: 764

The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Where have all the big New York City Offlines disappeared to, you ask? Well, let's see. Abooboo left town. Then Leo left town. I got old and I have enough wine dinners without having to figure out a way to meet all the rest of you. Mark whose last name I forget (Franks? of the Lugeresque dinners) go...
by J a y H a c k
August 22nd, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1338

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

Thanks for a great event. Rebecca and I debated over the two cabs. I think the GIII has the potential of being a real great wine but it will take a decade at least to mature and really be ready. My taste buds will be dead by then, but the younger crowd should jump all over it. The PH (no trademark v...
by J a y H a c k
August 21st, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2765

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

Brian Tuite wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 5:51 am
Todd Hamina wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Fu is power crazed, no? Moving threads...
Where’s Alan Eden when you need him?
Unfortunately, the rest of you wimps sided with the wrong side in the great Fu Vs. Eden War so you should all consider yourselves enablers.
by J a y H a c k
August 20th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2765

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

Who moved it here? Charlie? He likes to move my stuff. Makes the junior associate feel powerful moving the mean old partner's thread. No one from the East coast would have moved such a thread.
by J a y H a c k
August 20th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1338

Re: David Burke Tavern NYC/Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner 8/21

50 people! That's quite a party. You must be famous! I will have to remember to wear a Berserker pin and bring the Helmet!
by J a y H a c k
August 20th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2765

World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

DiFaras is closed for nonpayment of taxes. What will Dan Hammer do for his next DiFara offline? https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2019/08/20/di-fara-pizza-shut-down/ I finally made one of Dan's events this year. Despite my Type II diabetes I bit the bullet and ate lots of really good pizza. Oh the ...
by J a y H a c k
August 20th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

I bought this in 2004 and then stopped buying for reasons long forgotten, but I always liked it.

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