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by J a y H a c k
March 26th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 24
Views: 1798

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

John Glas wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 2:31 pm
I believe WTSO had this at a great price years ago.
Yes, and I bought it, and it was great, and I am very annoyed that I did not buy more. November 2014. One bottle free shipping. $119.99. Most NY places are now in the 160 range/
by J a y H a c k
March 26th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hacks for evaluating current release wine
Replies: 39
Views: 1535

Re: Hacks for evaluating current release wine

Send me a bottle and my son and I will test it. Isn't that what the thread title is all about?
by J a y H a c k
March 26th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 505
Views: 23959

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

I have no idea. I ship to my office to avoid problems when no one is home and I was unable to reroute some shipments, so boxes were delivered today, but picking up wine in my office is not deemed an essential activity. I applied for an essential activity waiver, but after I filled out the questionna...
by J a y H a c k
March 26th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 58
Views: 1596

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

Smoked Pork Shoulder with Salsa Verde: Remove half of a smoked pork butt from freezer that was left over from God knows when and thaw. Take about 12 ounces of tomatillos, 1-1/2 large yellow onions and 6 cloves garlic. Put in greased iron fry pan and roast in oven at 450 until they start to brown. De...
by J a y H a c k
March 23rd, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2406
Views: 147211

Re: New York City Restaurants

mark rudner wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 2:21 pm
Be well Robert. I heard Riesling May in fact be the cure👍
ABV is too low. SAXUM!!
by J a y H a c k
March 23rd, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe

Thanks for taking one for the team. I have been afraid to open one thus far, but I guess it's time to try one.
by J a y H a c k
March 23rd, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when was entry level Meursault so damn expensive?
Replies: 87
Views: 5846

Re: Since when was entry level Meursault so damn expensive?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 12:27 pm
Just picked this up for $60.95 and am enjoying it quite a bit. It’s not PYCM, but a nice entry level Mersault.
That is a ridiculous price for entry level anything except perhaps entry level DRC. I used to buy a lot of Puligny Montrachet, but these days it is ridiculous and I gave up buying it.
by J a y H a c k
March 21st, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 27
Views: 1110

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

I do not make cassoulet because the carbs are too high, but I can speak up for the d'Artagnan cassoulet kit because I had it once when someone else made it and it was outstanding.
by J a y H a c k
March 20th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 58
Views: 1596

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

I just made a huge pot of Ropa Viella. 4 pounds flat cut brisket, two thin sliced (with mandoline) large yellow onions, one each thin sliced red and yellow peppers, 8 cloves garlic, one can tomato chunks, one can roasted tomato chunk, fresh ground cumin, fresh ground red, green and black pepper, swe...
by J a y H a c k
March 16th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends
Replies: 30
Views: 2594

Re: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends

Todd Hamina wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 9:13 pm
I've heard Alfert's a handsome genius.
He lies because he only drinks Loire Outhouse Blend.
by J a y H a c k
March 15th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual National Offline to ride out Selection Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Virtual National Offline to ride out Selection Sunday

We had a Tercero Verbiage - Roussane, Grenache Blanc and Viognier. I have to go deliver some sterile wipes to an employee who is self-quarantined due to a sick person in her apartment building. I will write more later.
by J a y H a c k
March 15th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 4927

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

1982 Branaire (Duluc Ducru) - in 2005. My note had two words, "fruit salad." I had it the same night as 1989 HAUT BRION from Magnum and I liked this more. 1976 Chateau de la Maltroye Clos de la Maltroye Rouge in 2006. After decanting, my dining room smelled like someone had just smashed a couple pou...
by J a y H a c k
March 15th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto
Replies: 49
Views: 4850

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--July 18, 2020 in Toronto

How close do you live to Trudeau's wife's house?
by J a y H a c k
March 14th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 1
Views: 220

TN: 1998 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)

1998 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley (3/13/2020) Decanted for an hour. Followed for 3 more. This was blind to me - Rebecca opened it and decanted before I got home. Note that 1998 was a vintage with a horrible reputation but patience has been rewarded...
by J a y H a c k
March 14th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The shutdown of sports and other activities is going to give me time to . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: The shutdown of sports and other activities is going to give me time to . . .

Finish my bathroom project. Shower floor stone set this morning. Grout in a few days. C3019CCC-9DD6-4545-834A-3E8A65FA6FD7.jpeg Yeah, but you're handy with that kind of crap. How about those of us who are klutzes? I just finished at zachys tasting some really good California wines. I brought my own...
by J a y H a c k
March 14th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual National Offline to ride out Selection Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Virtual National Offline to ride out Selection Sunday

It figures that Joe Lunardi's bracketology would finally put Michigan in a region and location (Albany, NY) where I could actually go to see the game in the year in which the entire tournament is cancelled. So instead, and to help me get through the agony, how about a virtual board-wide offline for ...
by J a y H a c k
March 14th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert (Postponed) in Midtown
Replies: 23
Views: 1514

Re: NYC: Aubert 3/24 @6:30 PM in Midtown

I think we should postpone. Having done virtual OLs before - - - and I am about to suggest one in winetalk just for fun, I prefer in person events where you can look someone in the eye and tell them that this Aubert PN tastes like syrah.
by J a y H a c k
March 14th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The shutdown of sports and other activities is going to give me time to . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 620

The shutdown of sports and other activities is going to give me time to . . .

Select the wine-related activities you will now have more time for.

I'm going downstairs soon to work on reorganizing my cellar.
by J a y H a c k
March 9th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

I think the temp of the wines was just fine and people should stop whining. I just want to know what happened to my bottle of Ommegang Three Philosophers Cask Conditioned Ale that I brought to go with the brisket but it disappeared before then. I can't really drink it because it's got too many carbs...
by J a y H a c k
March 9th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: International Import Licenses and Tariffs
Replies: 0
Views: 206

International Import Licenses and Tariffs

The Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the NYS Bar Association is gearing up for its second continuing legal education seminar and product testing, The subject will be the regulation of international importation and tariffs. Our lead presenter will be Luca CM Melchio...
by J a y H a c k
March 9th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: TN: 2017 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Markus S wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 5:05 am
I'm surprised a 17 is out already as I am still waiting for a lot of the 2016's to arrive.
I was also surprised but I looked at the bottle three times and then talked to the rep, who was mostly clueless about the growing conditions but did confirm that it was a 2017.
by J a y H a c k
March 8th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 84
Views: 6829

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

I forgot all about starting this thread. I have switched to making my own and it is fantastic. It also allows me to play with flavors just a bit for variations. I am about to finish off my crock of Honey and Cayenne flavored Mustard. Next I'm going to experiment with Fresh Rosemary Mustard. I use on...
by J a y H a c k
March 8th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 2
Views: 481

TN: 2017 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

2017 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (3/7/2020) A first taste at Festa Italia, the annual (though I think they do it more frequently) Italian wine tasting at Zachys. We were in Piedmont in October 2017 and it was dry. VERY DRY. At Cavalotto, the family member wh...
by J a y H a c k
March 7th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Nopaulee
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: #Nopaulee

by J a y H a c k
March 6th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 57
Views: 3616

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

I cannot match your breadth, but I have had two wines from vintages you mention and they were both transcendent. 1928 Margaux in 1969 and 1945 Port (I think Grahams but I may be wrong about that) in 1981. As I think about it now, however, I note that I have had 1963 and 1970 Port that was older when...
by J a y H a c k
March 6th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA

As the Chair of the New York State Bar Association Business Law Section Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Committee, I can tell you that we are looking into tilting at this windmill. The problem is that Southern has a lot of clout and there are a lot of small middle men who claim that they are the only rea...
by J a y H a c k
March 6th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Looks like a fun night, Jay, thanks for sharing!
And no Chenin! But the Sauvignon Blanc was designed to be in the style of Pur Sang, made with the same elongated barrels.
by J a y H a c k
March 6th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.

I find it hard to appreciate red burgs along side cali cabs. I also find it hard to transition from one to the other. Great set of wines though. It was interesting. It required more than the average amount of concentration and perhaps a bit of palate cleanser in between, facilitated by three bottle...
by J a y H a c k
March 6th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.

Juliec wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 7:27 am
. . . 2005 Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune Greves L'Enfant Jesus . . .
We will bring you along gradually into Geek-dom, but for now this was my reference to "Baby Jesus."
by J a y H a c k
March 5th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED
Replies: 259
Views: 25152

Re: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED

Mike - can you please update me to read, "Has retired from organizing offlines at his house for 50+ people with home cooked food in order to avoid being served with divorce papers."
by J a y H a c k
March 5th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert (Postponed) in Midtown
Replies: 23
Views: 1514

Re: NYC: Aubert March 30 @6:30 PM in Midtown

I did not see that it will be at Kellari. Excellent choice for an Aubert dinner. As you heard from my wife last night, we have a conflict, but if this goes on another day, I'm in, except for 4/15, when I have to be on a securities law panel teaching ethics that night. Now that you've spit your food,...
by J a y H a c k
March 5th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Burgundy proves palatable to Cult Cali lovers, and vice versa.

Last night, we had a renewal of the Not the La Paulee Dinner dinner for those who like to drink wine but would rather pay for and drink good wine than pay $3000 to rub elbows with Christophe Roumier • Dominique Lafon • Etienne Grivot • Jean-Pierre de Smet • Chisa Bize • Jeremy Seysses (Dujac) • Jean...
by J a y H a c k
March 4th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 149
Views: 8990

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

JDavisRoby wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 9:58 am
. . . Guess my request on Tegans Instagram for some Merlot didn’t work. :)
You ain't drinking no F*in merlot.
by J a y H a c k
March 4th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Please give final confirms, must finalize table design.
Replies: 84
Views: 4872

Re: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.

BUMP - Please confirm if you have not done so or let me know if you are cancelling. I need to do the table layout for tonight and I am right on the edge between one big square table or two tables.
by J a y H a c k
March 4th, 2020, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5191

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

Go all the way with Two Buck Chuck. I set up a blind tasting on a dare of that versus a random $15 cab I also got at trader Joe's. I left the room, one of my partners poured two glasses, I returned, sniffed the glasses and didn't even have to taste. It was PAINFULLY obvious.
by J a y H a c k
March 4th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75228

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Tonight for the Not the La Paulee Dinner dinner, I am oppening a 2006 PR Churchill and a 2008 Henriot. Someone else is bringing a Comtes. Not sure what year.
by J a y H a c k
March 3rd, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Please give final confirms, must finalize table design.
Replies: 84
Views: 4872

Re: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.

Sh@wn N g wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 11:23 am
Confirming with 1995 Louis Latour Batard Montrachet. Needs an hour thereabouts after opening do they decant or should I do so before arriving
Better if you do. I will try to remember to bring some extra decanters and other standard accouterments (Durand, screen, anything else I think of)
by J a y H a c k
March 3rd, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 1470

Re: My five favorite vegetables

1. My own smoked brisket with caramelized onions and home made mole sauce (which includes chocolate). 2. Thick cut apple wood smoked bacon. 3. Uni at Sushi Yasuda (or fatty tuna if they have no good uni) 4. Whole lobe Fois Gras marinated in a Port wine reduction. 5. Custom ground Flannery burgers wi...
by J a y H a c k
March 3rd, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Please give final confirms, must finalize table design.
Replies: 84
Views: 4872

Re: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.

Jay, if it’s not to late to sign up (or if it’s too late no worries, I can make it next time), I could bring a 2014 shafer hillside select and a 2016 Aubert Eastside. Have had some migraines of late didn’t want to sign up and then get ill. Which is hard to gauge in advance. For you, it's never too ...
by J a y H a c k
March 3rd, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Please give final confirms, must finalize table design.
Replies: 84
Views: 4872

Re: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.

If my wife comes, which is 50-50, I will bring either an Aubert Chard or an SQN white so we have a Cali Cult White.
by J a y H a c k
March 3rd, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Please give final confirms, must finalize table design.
Replies: 84
Views: 4872

Re: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.

Stems are OK. I am bringing a Pol Roger Churchill and I just got a shipment of Henriot 2008 in my office so I will bring one of those. I have managed to lose a PYCM in my cellar but if I can find it, I will bring that also.
by J a y H a c k
March 3rd, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

My point is that Trout Gulch will be released in the Fall of this year along with McDougall and Bohan Graveyard. I flunked note taking, but another very good showing. I was mensa/mensa on Kutch in the past but the wines I had at Falltacular were excellent. I definitely had the 2017 Fallstaff and it...
by J a y H a c k
March 1st, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Please give final confirms, must finalize table design.
Replies: 84
Views: 4872

Re: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.

Derek P wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 11:20 am
Hi Jay - just wanted to make sure you saw that I will no longer be able to make it. Look forward to hearing how it goes!
Yes, I saw. It will be great!! Your loss. :(
by J a y H a c k
February 29th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 6
Views: 356

TN: 1985 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

1985 Château Haut-Bages Libéral - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (2/29/2020) Purchased at the AMC Internet auction a few months ago for $49 including premium. Bottle looked in good shape except for some what spots on the label. Opened with the Durand. Cork was fully infused but still in good sha...
by J a y H a c k
February 27th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Please give final confirms, must finalize table design.
Replies: 84
Views: 4872

Re: NY "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner 3/4/20 - Updated with attendees and some wines.

Julius L wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 2:28 pm
If it's not too late, I would like to be added (on team Cali).
It's never too late to drink cult Cali cabs.
by J a y H a c k
February 27th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

Wow. Heck of a list. I love the Matthiasson Red Wine. Anybody with notes? My wife flipped over this wine and thought it was great, as in an A+. She insisted I taste it and I gave it an A-, which is still a very good score. More notes later. The surprise for me was the Liquid Farm. I hated it four o...
by J a y H a c k
February 26th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a real AOC Margaux?
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Is this a real AOC Margaux?

Oliver McCrum wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 6:33 pm
I much prefer the Loutar Pauillac.
I know a woman who really loves Hot Brian

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