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by David K o l i n
February 15th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Grappa, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: Grappa, etc.

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 12:08 pm
A grappa thread with no mention yet of Romano Levi? True they are expensive and that easy to source, but my word are they delicious. And the labels are a treat.
They certainly are, but they are beyond expensive
by David K o l i n
February 15th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 211
Views: 7686

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

There have been claims of fraud and of running a con. The devil is in the details. I know without a doubt that I was Very transparent about my winery and that I can back up everything that I’ve stated regarding it. So, go ahead. Tell me what I misrepresented. I’m All ears. Unfortunately, we have th...
by David K o l i n
February 11th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Attn NYC residents
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Attn NYC residents

We had a ban in Chicago. Everyone ignored it. Then we didn’t.

Good luck to you folks
by David K o l i n
February 5th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx question
Replies: 25
Views: 717

Re: FedEx question

It's worked well for me. Judging from the time stamps I've gotten, I've assumed that they did their drop offs at the local sites when they are in the neighborhood, rather than before or after, but I can't be sure
by David K o l i n
February 3rd, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 206
Views: 9419

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

1/21 wheel tonight. Perfect
by David K o l i n
February 2nd, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Vin Chicago?
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Tell me about Vin Chicago?

It's local for me. The store itself is a bit bare bones, but the selection and people there are top notch. Bare bones? It looks like they're swimming in unique and interesting wine selections...there's more of a problem with me not being able to cut the selections down to just a case. Sadly just le...
by David K o l i n
January 29th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1216
Views: 55168

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Very nice! Local butcher has whole belly now. Time to do this. Totally worth it. This belly was from a young pig, so not that big/thick. I had the best Porchetta Sandwich of my life at Roberta’s in Brooklyn, so I bought their cookbook just to get this recipe. They recommended using a pork collar to...
by David K o l i n
January 26th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 48
Views: 2027

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

Love your Syrahs, John, as you know. Jeannine loves them more. Reupped.

$27 a bottle is an unbelievable value
by David K o l i n
January 23rd, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Any Experience with TAP Airlines?
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Any Experience with TAP Airlines?

Thanks, everyone.
by David K o l i n
January 21st, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Any Experience with TAP Airlines?
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Any Experience with TAP Airlines?

We’re looking at possibly flying into Lisbon this summer. Direct options are limited from Chicago. TAP will start service from O’Hare in June.

Any thoughts on the carrier would be appreciated.
by David K o l i n
January 21st, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..
Replies: 35
Views: 1616

Re: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..

Mike Maguire wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 5:00 pm
Tacos and Bourbon at Big Star, there is a new location right across the street from Wrigley.
$3 bourbon shots, $3 Tecate, $3-4 tacos = one of my happy places
by David K o l i n
January 21st, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugly Vineyards
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Ugly Vineyards

Not a region, but Evangelgo Vineyards ranks up there. Cinque Terre is a pretty beautiful setting
by David K o l i n
January 21st, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Storage in Chicago Area
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Wine Storage in Chicago Area

You may also want to check with Canal Street (Devon Self Storage) for cheap, bulk storage. Hard to believe that East Bank is cheaper given its location, but I've never priced it our. No bells, no whistles, but I've kept some of my wine there for years.
by David K o l i n
January 20th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wente Riesling Auslese '73...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: TN: Wente Riesling Auslese '73...(short/boring)

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Not Tom, but Yes. Looks like this, as I recall
by David K o l i n
January 20th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wente Riesling Auslese '73...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: TN: Wente Riesling Auslese '73...(short/boring)

Started in retail in 1974, so yeah, I’m an old fart
by David K o l i n
January 20th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wente Riesling Auslese '73...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: TN: Wente Riesling Auslese '73...(short/boring)

Thanks, Tom. Made me smile when I saw the thread title. I remember this wine well
by David K o l i n
January 20th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hangover Prevention - supplements
Replies: 45
Views: 1505

Re: Hangover Prevention - supplements

Hangovers are your reward for overconsumption. I drink almost every day, but don’t overconsume. Or maybe I’ve built up an immunity
by David K o l i n
January 19th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Florida Fish of the Week
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Florida Fish of the Week

LOVE Key West pinks
by David K o l i n
January 18th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What food for the Superbowl?
Replies: 22
Views: 711

Re: What food for the Superbowl?

Christine Huang wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 7:58 pm
This year, the Big Game is just before the Chinese New Year, so we’ll be mixing traditional football fare with dumplings, suckling pig, long life noodles, sticky rice, and so on...
Can I come? I won’t be in New York, but it would be nice to know

(If it helps, my sister is UofM med trained)
by David K o l i n
January 18th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What food for the Superbowl?
Replies: 22
Views: 711

Re: What food for the Superbowl?

johngonzales wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Hmm. What food would be apropos for our L.A. Rams playing in the SuperBowl?
Mutton
by David K o l i n
January 16th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 2628

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)

You can get a free one hour trial membership on JR to read the article (which is very nice)
by David K o l i n
January 16th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Starting New
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: Starting New

Kutch :-)
by David K o l i n
January 15th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10156
Views: 324534

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2003 Lagier Meredith Syrah. Starting up the aging curve. Rich, solid aromas of blood and blackberries. Pronounced olive on the palate. GreT match for the middle eastern food at Aba
by David K o l i n
January 14th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Grappa, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: Grappa, etc.

More like grappa. Distilled from pomace as is grappa, but it is given some wood, so it's not as fiery. Fine de Bourgogne is made from pressed juice
by David K o l i n
January 12th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Grappa, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: Grappa, etc.

I love grappa and Marc (mostly de Bourgogne) I haven’t found any suppliers stateside, but I did like the grappa produced under the Aroujo label a number of years ago
by David K o l i n
January 12th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Florida Fish of the Week
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Florida Fish of the Week

Love that fish
by David K o l i n
January 11th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

I have no idea why Victor is being so coy. It is an Op Ed from the president and chief executive of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America to this Asimov column: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/23/dining/drinks/interstate-wine-sales-shipping-laws.html?module=inline He’s not being coy. He likes being...
by David K o l i n
January 10th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 81
Views: 3714

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

SFO? Thanks for the heads up, Chris. Sorry that I overlooked this thread. Best of luck (you'll need it - Corey is offering to show these around!
by David K o l i n
January 7th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Florida Fish of the Week
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Florida Fish of the Week

George Hejna wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Please eat as much lion fish as possible...

TIA,

George
And Asian carp
by David K o l i n
January 6th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Paprika, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Favorite Paprika, anyone?

I haven’t tried this yet, but I was walking through the Spice House here in Chicago last week and noticed that their Hungarian paprika looked beautiful - a beautiful red/orange.

https://www.thespicehouse.com/hungarian-paprika-sweet
by David K o l i n
January 6th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10156
Views: 324534

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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Found in the back
by David K o l i n
January 5th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Florida Fish of the Week
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Florida Fish of the Week

Thanks, Jim. I think we all have a duty to eat sustainable off-menu fish. They’re hard to find here in Chicago
by David K o l i n
January 4th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne takes another victim
Replies: 22
Views: 1454

Re: Champagne takes another victim

by David K o l i n
January 4th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 or 1994 Forman Cabernet - which to open now?
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: 1993 or 1994 Forman Cabernet - which to open now?

Agreed on the 1993. Showed beautifully last year. I’m sure the ‘94 will as well
by David K o l i n
January 4th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn’t Liebfraumilch impress me...ever?
Replies: 30
Views: 940

Re: Why doesn’t Liebfraumilch impress me...ever?

Howard Cooper wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Try Mateus.
Nuh uh. Lancers
by David K o l i n
January 4th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Banff Skiing
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Banff Skiing

Sunshine is an awesome area to ski (100+ trails between the Alberta and BC sides of the mountain, if I recall. Last time we were there, 4-6 inches of fresh powder every day), but as noted, there’s no village. A wonderful gondola ride from the parking area to the base. Look for people climbing frozen...
by David K o l i n
December 31st, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with cardboard tubes
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Help with cardboard tubes

I use paper tubes in one of my locker. I think I got them from Phenix Tube in Indiana, which I think is part of Paramount Tube now. I don’t remember the exact size, but they are double deep
by David K o l i n
December 29th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You can all kiss my Welsh ass
Replies: 71
Views: 4040

Re: You can all kiss my Welsh ass

Talk about someone who can dish it out but cannot take it. Alan thinks it is ok for him to trash everyone and the wines they like but when people do the same to him this is the result - he cries like a little baby. Just like any other bully. Reminds you of someone else who is in the news all of the...
by David K o l i n
December 28th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 1805

Re: Dim Sum matching?

Victor Hong wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 11:46 am
This entire thread is a pedantic tempest in a steam cart.
Not to be a pedant, but who is being pedantic?
by David K o l i n
December 28th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 1805

Re: Dim Sum matching?

I find that line of reasoning intellectually lazy if kit insulting. So people should just drink corona or margaritas with Mexican food, and tea, or maybe baiju with Chinese food? Vodka only with russiN food, and wine pairings only with French food? I don't find it intellectuallly lazy. Some things ...
by David K o l i n
December 28th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 1805

Re: Dim Sum matching?

I find that line of reasoning intellectually lazy if kit insulting. So people should just drink corona or margaritas with Mexican food, and tea, or maybe baiju with Chinese food? Vodka only with russiN food, and wine pairings only with French food? I don't find it intellectuallly lazy. Some things ...
by David K o l i n
December 27th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 1805

Re: Dim Sum matching?

YLee wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 1:21 pm
James Billy wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 12:49 pm
newhere Got to be tea. That's the whole point about yamcha (translation: drink tea.)
I agree with you. Especially with oily food (chinese food) you want hot tea.
^^^ All of this
by David K o l i n
December 26th, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan in June? Too hot/wet?
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Japan in June? Too hot/wet?

We did the last two weeks in June. Couple of years ago and it was HOT, particularly in Kyoto. The answer is to bring a hat, keep hydrated and pace yourself. Well worth it

Tokyo and Kyoto are musts. Day trip from each are great alternatives as well
by David K o l i n
December 24th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21964

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Went to SKY with Adrian last week. I was super impressed by the meal. The lobster dumplings, Seafood Orzotto and Foie Gras Bibimbap were ridiculous. I went in knowing nothing and expecting nothing and came out absolutely blown away by the flavor and texture combinations in the food. Lots of Asian i...
by David K o l i n
December 23rd, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21964

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Glad you enjoyed it, Charlie. I really enjoy SKY.

Next time you’re in the neighborhood, try HaiSous
by David K o l i n
December 23rd, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Re: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?

Saliva. My own. I'm not a fan of filet but if you force me to eat it, I will not slobber sauce all over it, Correct! Sauce not needed, let the wine shine on a relatively bland piece of meat. Any Vegans want to chime in and tell me not to eat a slaughtered animal? Not to worry. This steer died of na...

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