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by David K o l i n
December 16th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 192
Views: 8308

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

An awesome wheel last nigh
by David K o l i n
December 13th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 518
Views: 20518

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

I suppose I am less bored than some, but I attribute that to (I) not having a desire to play at the high end anymore (no longer chasing Michelin ** and ***), but really enjoying more "regular" restaurants and (II) having lots of time to explore neighborhood joints and find new things. That said, Ori...
by David K o l i n
December 4th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best holiday food . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 557

Re: Best holiday food . . .

Corey N. wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 8:42 am
Mike Evans wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 8:28 am
Whoa.

Brisket is a whole lotta work, but damn if I don't want to make that this weekend.
Dude. Leviticus
by David K o l i n
December 3rd, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 150th tabasco
Replies: 58
Views: 2414

Re: 150th tabasco

by David K o l i n
December 3rd, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1671

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

Small Cheval is pretty good, but still small. I do lone Au Cheval
by David K o l i n
December 3rd, 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best holiday food . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 557

Re: Best holiday food . . .

I came really close to cooking them in bacon fat yesterday, but settled for a blend of olive and grape seed oils
by David K o l i n
November 28th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 518
Views: 20518

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

I’ve been to most of the top places in Chicago and I’ve come to the conclusion that oriole is pretty much the best place in the city. Service was impeccable, food was amazing with great value, and wine service was great. One of the better meals I’ve had. This /\ Going back in a few weeks for the 4t...
by David K o l i n
November 19th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 113
Views: 8212

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

I was just thinking about this
by David K o l i n
November 18th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1167
Views: 52346

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Beef shanks braised in Syrah. Disappeared before I could get a picture
by David K o l i n
November 16th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty
Replies: 32
Views: 1463

Re: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty

Wonderful write up.
by David K o l i n
November 15th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two Incredible new releases from Coonawarra
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: TNs: Two Incredible new releases from Coonawarra

Thanks for the notes, gentlemen. I love Coonawarra cabs.


The William Wilson sounds awesome.
by David K o l i n
November 13th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee
Replies: 80
Views: 2832

Re: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee

Jay, for the non-lawyers in the forum, can you explain what an amicus brief is and how that could benefit the current case? I've been following this case, Wine Freedom, and Tom Wark since he was on a Wine for Normal People podcast and am just terrible at understanding most things having to do with ...
by David K o l i n
November 12th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10
Replies: 20
Views: 1500

Re: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10

Bravo!
by David K o l i n
November 10th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1838

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Nola:

I’m aware of the issue. I wanted to know if you were referring specifically to Costco. I know they are pretty careful with their sourcing, and was interested in whether you had specific information that Costco was passing Spanish oil off as Italian
by David K o l i n
November 10th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1838

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Just like olive oil imported from Italy-------but made in Lebanon, Spain, Greece, Israel, etc. No wonder that Italy somehow sells more olive oil than it grows. [stirthepothal.gif] pileon strawman Except it's well known that they get the majority of their "Italian EVOO" from Spain... Who is the “the...
by David K o l i n
November 10th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9911
Views: 315616

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1999 Shafer Relentless Syrah. Still as purple as the day it was bottled. Took 3+ hours of decanting to bring it together
by David K o l i n
November 9th, 2018, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sean Thackrey Petite Sirah Sirius Eaglepoint Ranch
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: TN: 2014 Sean Thackrey Petite Sirah Sirius Eaglepoint Ranch

Thanks for the note. Thanks thanks for your input, Brian and Casey.

I’ve loved his wines for too long now. I have a “Doomed Vines” Marston Vineyard Sirius
Petite (1992) standing up for consumption sometimes before the end of the year. Life goes on, I suppose
by David K o l i n
November 4th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1838

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

I am going to look into this, but they were just approved to import. Import number 45 Noel Alimentaria S.A.U. on 10/11/2018 That is the date they can start their process of curing, so 18 months forward to the approval date. USDA does not go backwards. With the costs that are involved in the process...
by David K o l i n
November 2nd, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 66
Views: 1748

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

Dolly Madison liked oyster ice cream. Bet you’d rather have tomato
by David K o l i n
October 31st, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1671

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

The first Culver burger I had was excellent. The second, not so much. Maybe not enough butter. I don’t know what to attribute the difference to. The burgers are handformed and the meat is fresh.
by David K o l i n
October 31st, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: most indelibly etched on your memory?
Replies: 53
Views: 2080

Re: most indelibly etched on your memory?

1961 Latour, directly from the Chateau at a vertical tasting 20 years ago. Presented at the end of a daytime tasting that ran a little long, and my tablmates took off after a taste, leaving me a half a bottle. I spent the next 45 minutes alone with the bottle. Sublime
by David K o l i n
October 29th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neat/New UPS Service.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1692

Re: Neat/New UPS Service.....

I’ve seen it with recent deliveries. I’m not chasing down my UPS guy, though
by David K o l i n
October 27th, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 66
Views: 1748

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

.... A dollar fitty?!?!?! My god, man, I can get them for 99¢ out here in Westchester!!! It’s like you’re literally flushing money down the toilet! And cinnamon raisin bread?!?! ...?!?! [pwn.gif] Avoiding Westchester means that the city avocado is worth $3.50 each. [snort.gif] Yes, who ever heard o...
by David K o l i n
October 25th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 66
Views: 1748

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

c fu wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 11:31 am
Avocado toast is life in LA. Every place does it differently.

I just had avocado, lightly cooked abalone, pickled red onion and cucumber with yuzu zest. Was nice
Sounds delicious - without the avocado
by David K o l i n
October 21st, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1967 BG Georges de Latour; 2013 Courtin Efflorescence
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: 1967 BG Georges de Latour; 2013 Courtin Efflorescence

‘67 GdL was not a strong wine. Great to hear that it wasn’t like most ‘67 Bordeaux at this point.

Always liked the ‘68 Beaulieu Burgundy. Thanks for the note, Mike.
by David K o l i n
October 17th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell from only a blurry picture what wine this is?
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: Can you tell from only a blurry picture what wine this is?

I lean towards the Bojo view, however looking at the positioning, I'm in the camp that it's probably Beaujolais Villages as they would have centred that text - meaning there is another word forming the appellation name. I suppose it could also bring Beaujolais Nouveau into the equation, but was tha...
by David K o l i n
October 17th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell from only a blurry picture what wine this is?
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: Can you tell from only a blurry picture what wine this is?

The label does look like Beaujolais Villages
by David K o l i n
October 16th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: French Rivera/Cote D'Azur. Where to stay?
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: French Rivera/Cote D'Azur. Where to stay?

If you are looking at VRBO, keep Mougins in view. Straight up from Antibes and a nice town. We used to rent a fabulous place there (Edith Piaf rented it for summers). Unfortunately, it is no longer on the market.
by David K o l i n
October 14th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: French Rivera/Cote D'Azur. Where to stay?
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: French Rivera/Cote D'Azur. Where to stay?

You may also want to look at hotels in Vence and St Paul de Vence. We don’t have hotel experiences in either, though. Let Cagnes is Haut-Cagnes is a nice hotel in and old castle, but, alas, no pool
by David K o l i n
October 14th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: French Rivera/Cote D'Azur. Where to stay?
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: French Rivera/Cote D'Azur. Where to stay?

I’m not sure how much money you’ll save (if any) , but the Chèvre d’or in Eze is quite special.

https://www.chevredor.com
by David K o l i n
October 12th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1958
Views: 116976

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Evangelho Heritage tonight. Lovely, but young. Love Mourvèdre and love this vineyard. And the wife is drinking it more quickly than me.
by David K o l i n
October 12th, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1167
Views: 52346

Re: What did you cook tonight?

More olive focaccia
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by David K o l i n
October 12th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?
Replies: 22
Views: 794

Re: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?

We keep a bottle of Luksusowa in our freezer because it's (i) cheap, (ii) Polish and (iii) made from potatoes (which I think gives it a textural advantage and makes it Kosher for Passover (if you ignore the rabbi certification part))
by David K o l i n
October 11th, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 471
Views: 33411

Re: Chicago and suburbs

Paul Miller wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 8:35 am
Need to remove Bistro Compagne from the list. They've been gone awhile.
Chef Michael died a while ago, but I'm pretty sure they are still open
by David K o l i n
October 11th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th
Replies: 46
Views: 1394

Re: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th

Mallorca is lovely and quite varied. certainly can fill a number of days there. Also Ibiza is nice, if you stay away from Ibiza town (unless you like the disco). We were engage at this joint - https://www.haciendanaxamena-ibiza.com/ I wouldn't skip the "big, goofy" Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. It's...
by David K o l i n
October 7th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon
Replies: 76
Views: 3643

Re: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon

I hope no one would ignore you for expressing an opinion. It's true that those of us who love PF do so in large part for their wine list, though I know plenty of winemakers who would be thrilled with their list as well. Most of the producers I know don't drink their own wines that much, and rarely ...
by David K o l i n
October 6th, 2018, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DanPhilips/Grateful Palate and Oz Wines??
Replies: 20
Views: 1147

Re: DanPhilips/Grateful Palate and Oz Wines??

Thanks, Michael. Good to hear from you.

And Mitch - was it Noon or Screagle that Fu was pouring out?
by David K o l i n
October 1st, 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michigan open for business!!
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: Michigan open for business!!

Nick Gangas wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 5:08 pm
Are we in the same district ?
Nope. Not even in the same circuit
by David K o l i n
September 29th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Ct to hear another wine shipping case
Replies: 43
Views: 1877

Re: Supreme Ct to hear another wine shipping case

Eastern District if Michigan (Detroit) Federal district court
by David K o l i n
September 28th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Ct to hear another wine shipping case
Replies: 43
Views: 1877

Re: Supreme Ct to hear another wine shipping case

This is a shipping case?
by David K o l i n
September 26th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris in February? Where to Stay?
Replies: 89
Views: 2067

Re: Paris in February? Where to Stay?

We stayed at the Buddha Bar hotel in the 8th last month for a week. Great location near Rue St Honore. We got a great rate through Magellan Travel. The hotel was wonderful and an incredible full breakfast was included. Highly recommended. https://buddhabarhotelparis.com/ I didn’t know that they had...
by David K o l i n
September 18th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Salt Cod...worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Salt Cod...worth it?

Newfoundlanders still eat salt cod, at least they did last month when we were there.

Brandade is one of my favorite things.
by David K o l i n
September 18th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value $100-$150 US wines
Replies: 66
Views: 2857

Re: Best Value $100-$150 US wines

Forman Cabernet
by David K o l i n
September 14th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Maine Lobster Crawl
Replies: 78
Views: 2271

Re: Maine Lobster Crawl

May want to check out the Asticou Inn. We did not stay there (but had a nice lunch on the property). Can't vouch for the rooms, but the Inn and public rooms are nice and it's beautifully sited near the water.
by David K o l i n
September 14th, 2018, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2041
Views: 190073

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

billnanson wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 6:35 am
No surprise - other than how long he took to do something - which on reflection is also no surprise, I suppose:
https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/s ... -bloggers/
Thanks for the link, Bill. Doubling down on your slander by repeating the facts, eh?
by David K o l i n
September 13th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Kutch
Replies: 52
Views: 2945

Re: 2016 Kutch

Thanks for the tour, Jamie!

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