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by J a y H a c k
November 27th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Asimov on Grape Variety Caste System
Replies: 61
Views: 2808

Re: NYTimes: Asimov on Grape Variety Caste System

. . . Some folks ridiculed me (or dismissed me as the ravings of a lunatic) for suggesting that Teroldego or Nebbiolo could make great wines in Calif. But Bryan Harrington and Emilio Castelli have shown me to be correct. Sam Bilbro will soon show me as being right on Timorasso. Anyway... interestin...
by J a y H a c k
November 27th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 96
Views: 3883

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Discovery? Pichler Unendlich, but it might have been in late 2019. Not sure.
by J a y H a c k
November 27th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 96
Views: 3883

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

White: 2017 Sine Qua Non Tectumque

Red: tie:

2000 A. Conterno Granbussia
2004 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard
2016 IDS Cabernet Sauvignon Fourth St.
by J a y H a c k
November 27th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerday Wine TN: 2019 DV8 Cellars Viognier Victory Camp 4 Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Berserkerday Wine TN: 2019 DV8 Cellars Viognier Victory Camp 4 Vineyard

2019 DV8 Cellars Viognier Victory Camp 4 Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley (11/27/2020) This is an excellent Berserkerday wine. Spicy, fruits from the tropics and citrus, clean and sharp, no wood, no creamyness. I like a good chardonnay, but this is an outstanding ABC win...
by J a y H a c k
November 26th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 38 Bottle Lot of Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet on WineBid
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: 38 Bottle Lot of Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet on WineBid

I saw that lot and it was tempting, but I do not need any more wine. :(
by J a y H a c k
November 23rd, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2020 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 16
Views: 1017

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2020 - WB Charity ***README***

Week two - Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi Vey Vey Vey. I will open a Wendouree. If you do not know Wendouree, you should, but buying it is no easy task. Due to the astronomical increase in the price of Wendouree in the past few years, a few bottle have shaken loose in the US, and you might want to th...
by J a y H a c k
November 23rd, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3571

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

The 1982 Haut Brion is my WOTN, easily in that 98-100 point range, with the 2001 Haut Brion and 1982 Magdelaine just a notch below, but not much. The other wines are similarly stunning. Happy birthday Robert! I notice you didn’t say much about the 2010 Pavie; was it also similarly stunning? neener ...
by J a y H a c k
November 23rd, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on the ageability of Penfolds Yattarna
Replies: 20
Views: 867

Re: Question on the ageability of Penfolds Yattarna

In September 2014, I served the 1998 and 1999 blind at one of our LBTG dinners. I did not write formal notes but they were OUTSTANDING. No one guessed Australia. Perhaps some of our other participants can chime in. This is Mikhail's note on the 1998 from CT of that bottle. Why he did not write a not...
by J a y H a c k
November 22nd, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8968
Views: 1354219

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Thread drift, In Post 8937, there is a photo with 3 bottles of 1943 DRC. All three have too much ullage, with one actually below the neck label. Do people actually buy bottles like that to drink or just to say that they have the bottle? If the latter, I guess I care a bit less about whether they are...
by J a y H a c k
November 21st, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

I did this with a Myriad Elysian, where the word "Elysian" was in four point type.
by J a y H a c k
November 21st, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 155
Views: 4924

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

I hate cell phone photos almost as much as I hate wimpy tasteless pinot . . . but for Laura's House I will make a double exception. 2013 Aubert Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (11/21/2020) Although 7 years old, this was still infanticide. I decanted for about 4...
by J a y H a c k
November 21st, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottom Feeder Wines of the Major European Regions
Replies: 52
Views: 2589

Re: Bottom Feeder Wines of the Major European Regions

Campo de Borja - Borsao (the entry wine, I saw it today for $8.49). Hands down the best all around value and it ages. AND this I was in my "fight against gradeflation" stage so 88 is "excellent." 2002 Bodegas Borsao Campo de Borja Borsao - Spain, Aragón, Campo de Borja (2/19/2008) Hey! This stuff re...
by J a y H a c k
November 21st, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 155
Views: 4924

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Does a Blanc de Noir count? I have some medical issues that require reduction of wine consumption, and I am not wasting it on Pee-No, but I am willing to open some pinot-based bubbly. Aha! A solution. We have just teed up a 2013 Aubert Sonoma Coast Pinot for tonight. Jay Miller has mistaken that TW...
by J a y H a c k
November 21st, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 155
Views: 4924

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Does a Blanc de Noir count? I have some medical issues that require reduction of wine consumption, and I am not wasting it on Pee-No, but I am willing to open some pinot-based bubbly. Two posts above.... neener Don't forget PN bubbles count too. If you think Brig makes the rules, you have not been ...
by J a y H a c k
November 21st, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN release prices
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: SQN release prices

If you go to Order History, you will see the prices. Purchase Tracker is what is sounds like you looked at. Your choice in football teams probably explains why you needed further "help". [snort.gif] Thanks. I did click on Purchase tracker. I'm going to have to wear my "I love Burgundy" T-shirt as p...
by J a y H a c k
November 21st, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN release prices
Replies: 5
Views: 862

SQN release prices

While the plague rages around us, combined with the fact that both the Jets and the University of Michigan football teams are unwatchable, I am updating some Cellartracker data with purchase prices but I can't find data on what I paid for SQN. The website lists my orders but not what I paid for the ...
by J a y H a c k
November 19th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 155
Views: 4924

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Does a Blanc de Noir count? I have some medical issues that require reduction of wine consumption, and I am not wasting it on Pee-No, but I am willing to open some pinot-based bubbly.
by J a y H a c k
November 18th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 937

Re: Help, I need some new pots

Victor Hong wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 8:26 am
Noo Joizee just legalized the stuff.
But I am a Type II diabetic so getting the munchees is bad.
by J a y H a c k
November 18th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 937

Help, I need some new pots

Other than a Green Pan for omelets, a Le Cruset for casseroles and a large heavy cast-iron, my wife and I are generally not happy with our pots and pans, which represent a random collection of items we have bought over the years. Can anyone recommend a brand/set that we can buy that will just make m...
by J a y H a c k
November 18th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Paprika, anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 1223

Re: Favorite Paprika, anyone?

I have recently branched out after discovering the wide variety of paprika at Kalyustan in Manhattan. I have four different kinds at home - smoked and not, sweet and hot. I use depending on the specific flavor I want. E.g., smoked hot for a BBQ rub and sweet not hot for goulash.
by J a y H a c k
November 18th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: No tagines?
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: No tagines?

Found it. Here is my write-up for our Synagogue newsletter. If I had to do it over again, I would use fresh turmeric instead of dried ground Turmeric (at least one inch of root, probably more) and I would definitely use fresh ginger. Add a bit more cayenne if your audience likes to kick it up a notc...
by J a y H a c k
November 18th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: No tagines?
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: No tagines?

I have a very good Tagine recipe for Chicken with Turmeric and Turkish dried apricots. I will drag it up from somewhere and post it. I once made it for 120 people for a second night seder at my synagogue, but I did not use a tagine "pot" because I did not have 10-15 of them. It was well received.
by J a y H a c k
November 16th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 52
Views: 2338

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)

I have no horse in this race. I have never bought in commerce corner and the only time I ever posted in commerce corner was to try to trade cult wine to get a fancy lens for my new camera. However, I have an idea. I do not know if this is possible, but I think that viewing commerce corner should be ...
by J a y H a c k
November 16th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?
Replies: 58
Views: 3411

Re: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?

All of the above, except for Round Pond, but I no longer buy Outpost and Schrader since they "sold out" to THE MAN. :) I also was unable to get on the GTS list because Will wouldn't let me on. :(
by J a y H a c k
November 16th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2659

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

Jeremy C wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 7:23 am
. . . What am I doing wrong?
Using an Ah So? Not buying a second Durand? All of the above?
by J a y H a c k
November 13th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 38
Views: 2948

Re: Short Ribs

Working on the Tuite technique and recipe. First, brown the short ribs in oil (I'm using a Le Cruset large pot).
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Results of Step I for 8 rib portions:
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Step II - Go out and buy carrots because you don't have any. Proceed to Step III when you get carrots.
by J a y H a c k
November 13th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8968
Views: 1354219

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Izzy Nosnik wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 6:43 am
It's a parody account made by one of the "Wine Knerds United". Along with "Jabroni Suckles" and a few others, they can be funny from time to time.
I always thought it was Heywood Djablohmi.
by J a y H a c k
November 12th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8968
Views: 1354219

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Facebook just told me that I might know a guy named Rudy Kurniawan and suggested I friend him. Some of you are already his Facebook friends. I am not, but some of the comments on this page or wall or whatever you call it are funny. "If you can't make it, fake it."
by J a y H a c k
November 12th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1
Replies: 32
Views: 1674

Re: Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest

BUMP - Invite now in Post #1.
by J a y H a c k
November 12th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Falltacular 2021

Great minds think alike. The Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (guess who is the chair) has decided to publish a quarterly Alcohol Law Newsletter. Just about an hour ago, I wrote a sidebar to go with a photo of the garage auction a...
by J a y H a c k
November 10th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1
Replies: 32
Views: 1674

Re: Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 11:40 am
Because we can't have 'offlines', technically (due to Covid), I'm moving this to Wine Talk where we post the rest of our Zoom/video sessions, and where it will get more traction as a result
Thanks. I was just trying to play by the rules since I have too many demerits already. :)
by J a y H a c k
November 9th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 38
Views: 2948

Re: Short Ribs

Instant pots/crock pots pulverize the meat and you lose the flavor and crust that comes from slow braising in a good liquid. I always braise short ribs in port/red wine with a mirepoix of onions, carrots, garlic, some red wine vinegar, chicken broth and honey. Separate the fat from the braising liq...
by J a y H a c k
November 8th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1
Replies: 32
Views: 1674

Re: Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest

Victor Hong wrote:
November 8th, 2020, 7:03 pm
I would join, unless invited to the Trump inaugural celebrations.
I was invited to the Trump inaugural and attended as an academic exercise to take photographs. I have a great picture somewhere of a group that referred to itself as the Kentucky Deplorables.
by J a y H a c k
November 8th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1
Replies: 32
Views: 1674

TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1

If it were not for the pandemic, I would have 80 of my closest drinking buddies in my backyard for one hell of a wine blowout to celebrate something I cannot discuss outside the Politics forum. So instead, how about a virtual Berserkerfest on Zoom, but with each of us having whatever group we want, ...
by J a y H a c k
November 4th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1739
Views: 93727

Re: What did you cook tonight?

jeffmazen wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 9:52 am
Just made a pot of Yak and Elk chili for lunch. I'm trying to cook for my FIL who has gall bladder issues and was told to cut the fat.
Have him try ostrich.
by J a y H a c k
November 4th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 669
Views: 55004

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

I have a "new" favorite knife. In about 1971, when I first discovered real cooking knives, I bought my mother, a great cook of classic Jewish food, a Sabatier 10 inch slicer. Carbon steel, rusts if you look at it cross-eyed, and so thin that if you hold it and snap your wrist, the blade whips. After...
by J a y H a c k
November 4th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Geriatric Cellar Planning
Replies: 70
Views: 3758

Re: Geriatric Cellar Planning

Rather than start a new thread, maybe this is a good place to ask — for those forced to seriously think about what they buy today — what would you tell your 40 or 50 year old self about your wine buying? My 40 year old self. 1991. 1. Get on the Screaming Eagle list and buy every bottle you can get ...
by J a y H a c k
October 31st, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: food photos, post yours here!
Replies: 1142
Views: 57527

Re: food photos, post yours here!

Why is this thread dead?
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by J a y H a c k
October 31st, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2427
Views: 205953

Re: Steak Porn

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At Dario Ceccini's Restaurant above his butcher shop in Panzano. October 9, 2009.
by J a y H a c k
October 31st, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
Replies: 0
Views: 107

TN: 2009 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

2009 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain - USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (10/9/2020) This wine is continuing to develop very well, with a melange of pepper spice and red fruit. A Howell Mountain fruit profile. This is the inaugural vintage of a wine made by John Giannini...
by J a y H a c k
October 31st, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch
Replies: 1
Views: 195

TN: 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch

2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (10/31/2020) This has now happened twice. I taste a wine blind that my wife selected. My comment, "this is a great Zin. My guess is not mountain fruit. The only Zin I have had that was this good in Carlisle...
by J a y H a c k
October 24th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alive and Kicking
Replies: 15
Views: 1911

Re: Alive and Kicking

I had a similar situation with a 1966 Clos Fourtet about 3 years ago. I bought a case in about 1978. When I pulled this from the rack, it turned out it had no cork! For about 50 years the only closure was a capsule that had been "glued" to the bottle by dried wine. I scraped off the capsule and it w...
by J a y H a c k
October 23rd, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You know you have too much wine when...
Replies: 59
Views: 2820

Re: You know you have too much wine when...

Brian Pinci wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 2:48 pm
You wonder why you bought so much wine that won’t be ready to drink until you’ve turned 90
My mother drank a 90 year old Madeira on her 90th Birthday and liked it. neener
by J a y H a c k
October 23rd, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You know you have too much wine when...
Replies: 59
Views: 2820

Re: You know you have too much wine when...

…people ask you how much wine you have, and while you know the number (approximate or exact), you are too ashamed to give a number and simply answer, “a lot” while trying to laugh it off and change the subject. Then they say, "No, really, how many?" you respond, "Well, what's your definition of 'a ...
by J a y H a c k
October 23rd, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 67
Views: 4097

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

. . . But that's exactly what's happened. Think about formerly rustic regions now producing cult classics such as St. Joseph, Cornas, unicorn Jura wines, etc. These are status symbols too, just among a smaller cognoscenti. Hard to see how it happens without the internet and resulting explosion of k...

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