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by David K o l i n
October 11th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19814

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

As regards olive oil: I've taken to buying Lebanese and Syrian olive oils from a Persian grocery. Great oil, of high quality, and less expensive than oil from European countries. I buy big bottles (1.5 liters and larger) and we use a lot of it now. Lebanese olive oil has been in our rotation for a ...
by David K o l i n
October 11th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 35
Views: 1908

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Most auction houses I have dealt with have a minimum value for consignments. If the total value is >$5k, I believe K&L will accept it at a 15% commission (10% if >$10k). I’ve sold through K&L and Winebid, and both worked fine. I’d opt for K&L going forward. My recollection is that K&L does not take...
by David K o l i n
October 11th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: CARROTS à la Eric Ripert/Le Bernardin
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: CARROTS à la Eric Ripert/Le Bernardin

Carrots + cumin = [winner.gif]
by David K o l i n
October 10th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10846
Views: 393384

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

709A4BB3-FFBE-4180-AE4C-933D9C169DB2.jpeg Soaked, short cork. Significant browning, but clean, old Cabernet nose. Very light weight palate (almost Burgundian), no defects, currant, black raspberries and plums. Fully resolved tannins, sufficient acidity giving an almost crunchy finish. Not a bad dri...
by David K o l i n
October 9th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1457

Re: Newark Airport

$110 cab ride from Midtown to EWR on Sunday (Polish parade on 5th added to the gridlock). Thank goodness for expense accounts. Terminal C wasn't bad except the line to drop your bag off at United after you self checked in and tagged your bag already. And not many seats in the waiting area Expense a...
by David K o l i n
October 8th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1457

Re: Newark Airport

$110 cab ride from Midtown to EWR on Sunday (Polish parade on 5th added to the gridlock). Thank goodness for expense accounts. Terminal C wasn't bad except the line to drop your bag off at United after you self checked in and tagged your bag already. And not many seats in the waiting area
by David K o l i n
October 5th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19814

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Respectfully, I don’t get the logic of why the buyer gets a freebie on a tariff neither the seller nor buyer could have anticipated at time of contracting or had any control over it. The seller should give the buyer the option of paying the tariff or rescinding the transaction. Do these consumers e...
by David K o l i n
October 3rd, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19814

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Greg K wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 2:33 pm
Can't wait to see who will be the first person busted for smuggling high end wine into Miami on their cigarette boat. Alfert?
From where? Cuba? Bimini?
by David K o l i n
October 3rd, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18007

Re: I'm done*

Waiting for you on the other side, Neal
by David K o l i n
October 2nd, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 646
Views: 34505

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Michael Klein wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 2:36 pm


- Mi Tocoya - what took me so long to get here? Absolutely phenomenal. No wine but I did enjoy my beer quite a bit.
Pardon me, but Mi Tocaya is for mescal
by David K o l i n
September 17th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Blood Sausage
Replies: 31
Views: 1080

Re: Blood Sausage

Nums. Had some excellent morcilla off a Puerto Rican food truck this weekend.
by David K o l i n
September 16th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 25
Views: 808

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

7 or 8. I cover meals while my mom taught and worked on lesson plans. The meals were pretty simple
by David K o l i n
September 14th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1370

Re: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?

WvanGorp wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 8:18 am
regarding the link to the Kalamazoo grill posted above...

I have the Kalamazoo hybrid grill and love it.
I love Wilfred's grill as well.
by David K o l i n
September 10th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 487
Views: 29861

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Michel Abood wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 1:46 pm
I applied for Global Entry renewal as it was expiring at the end of October and finally got re-approved. It only took about 3 months. [head-bang.gif]
That’s what their website says
by David K o l i n
September 7th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Lodging Reccos fit Tuscany with kids
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: Lodging Reccos fit Tuscany with kids

I’m not sure Nora’s place is big enough but we stayed here in Radda on out honeymoon and loved it.

http://www.chianticashmere.com/en/

As you can see, she also raises cashmere goats on the farm.
by David K o l i n
September 7th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Where should we go in Italy?
Replies: 36
Views: 2082

Re: Where should we go in Italy?

Mark- any restaurants that stood out between Rapallo, SML and Camogli ? I've read about Sa, Da Paolo and La Rotunda in Camolgi and little local spot Da Mario in Rapallo. We'll be doing 2 dinners and a few lunches during our stay. thanks ! Camogli is lovely but small. We’ve stayed at the Excelsior P...
by David K o l i n
September 6th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 122
Views: 6009

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

Vinegar is not a flavor that results from bad storage.
by David K o l i n
September 3rd, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1457

Re: Newark Airport

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 11:55 am
La Guardia under construction is horrible
LaGuardia preconstruction was horrible
by David K o l i n
September 1st, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2956

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Chris Blum wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 3:59 pm
On a serious note; don’t you guys have easy access to farm fresh eggs? In a market or roadside stand?
Generally not from the end of October until the beginning of May. Must be nice to be you :-)
by David K o l i n
August 31st, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Voting Process for Wine BID
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Voting Process for Wine BID

I think they need an electoral college
by David K o l i n
August 27th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3813

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

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by David K o l i n
August 26th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3813

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Hell, yes. But it’s $11, I think
by David K o l i n
August 26th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3813

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I will likely go to Popeyes sometime this week for a sandwich. But if you're in Seattle and need a good fried chicken sandwich, try Sodo Chicken located at the corner of 4th Ave S and Michigan in Sodo next to Katsu Burger. I had it today (all the talk of chicken caused a craving), and while the bun...
by David K o l i n
August 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3813

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I was driving though northern suburban Detroit this afternoon (Telegraph north of 12 Mile) and there was a backup of cars (and a traffic jam) waiting to get into Popeyes. Weird
by David K o l i n
August 23rd, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2327

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

Had a nice Rkatsiteli today
by David K o l i n
August 22nd, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?
Replies: 114
Views: 7743

Re: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?

I’m going to crack a 1996 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz in the next couple of weeks. Definitely not an ooze monster. We had a 2002 Mitolo GAM Shiraz a couple of weeks ago that was not an ooze monster but had 14%+ ABV. Shit happens
by David K o l i n
August 18th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2956

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I have a farmer I buy from who breed Black Ameraucana chickens. The coolest eggs

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by David K o l i n
August 17th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 1391

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

I’m pulling an Epstein That' doesn't meet the rules (can't off yourself) but it's an interesting answer. The deserted island experience would be similar (or worse?) to a solitary prison since you'd be stuck there for 5 years with nobody around and nothing but the same meals every day. I'm not sure ...
by David K o l i n
August 16th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1740

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Need? Ha! But this one of the best 2010s i have had and I’ve been looking for more. Hope all is well with you. Still practicing? Ever get to dc? Done practicing for 2-1/2 years now. Taking our youngest to college this weekend - probably won’t make the District until next year. Hope to see you then.
by David K o l i n
August 16th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1740

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Well thanks for the explanations. Makes sense I guess. One benefit is I am prevented from buying wine I want but certainly don’t need. OTOH, it’s three bottles of a great premier cru at half the cost of Fu’s $200 price tag. You probably dodged a bullet; I wouldn't trust them with Burgundy. If the p...
by David K o l i n
August 16th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2956

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I care a lot about how animals are treated. Caged and even "cageless" chickens aren't treated very well. I try to buy pasture-raised eggs and chicken whenever I can, just like I avoid farm-raised salmon, feed-lot beef, or just about any pig that isn't pasture-raised. It's not a matter of taste, it'...
by David K o l i n
August 15th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2956

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I buy from local farmers all summer, but other times of the year, I buy the freshest eggs available (including, GASP, Eggland - Bruce hasn't given me a reason to stop). the "Best Buy" date is not required under federal law and does not reflect the packing date (but must be within 30 days after the p...
by David K o l i n
August 13th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 18
Views: 1299

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

We were with the kids this summer, so no gastronomic palaces. We did have a wonderful lunch at Mirador de Ulia accompanied by a marvelous view of San Sebastián from the hill it is located on. Definitely lunch and definitely a window.
by David K o l i n
August 12th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2956

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

To chicken to answer my question on your egg statement, Bruce?
by David K o l i n
August 10th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 39
Views: 2308

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Great story. Thanks again to all for the updates
by David K o l i n
August 10th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2956

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Bdklein wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 5:50 pm
are gross. And not natural .
Why and why not?
by David K o l i n
August 8th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds

This isn’t a bad starting point http://ruhlman.com/2010/03/15/corned-beef-how-to-cure-your-own/ I’ve adapted my own pickling spice mix over time The “strange” ingredient for most cooks is pink salt. Most spice shops have it unless they have issues with nitrates/nitrites. Also, if your going for a fi...
by David K o l i n
August 8th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds

And oxtail.

Round isn’t kosher, so you must be eating the Irish corned beef. No corned briskets around?

They really aren’t that hard to make from scratch - takes a week or 10 days of curing in the fridge. But at least then you’ll have one
by David K o l i n
August 6th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 2183

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

Don’t generally use cookbooks, but historically:

1. Mastering the Art of French Cooking - Child etal

2. The Classic Italian Cook Book - Hazan

3. La Technique - Pepin

4. French Provincial Cooking - Davi

5. The Wonderful Food of Provence - Escudier and Fuller
by David K o l i n
August 6th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2994

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Suckers
by David K o l i n
August 5th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 646
Views: 34505

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

George Hejna wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm

Best meal of the weekend was on the ultra exclusive "terrace restaurant" of some good friends.

George
I love that place
by David K o l i n
August 3rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2119

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 9:32 pm
Mateus made rose before it was cool. That is true. Though this bottle style is new.

Sweet nasty rose, but nonetheless
What about Lancers? It always gets short shrift.

We saw lots of Mateus when we were in Portugal this summer. I was surprised and amused
by David K o l i n
July 30th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 27
Views: 1459

Re: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.

There are a couple of old synagogues that are nice. One is attached to Raoul Wallenberg park, which is worth a walk through, and one is attached to the Holocaust museum. +2 on the Vasa
by David K o l i n
July 30th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 27
Views: 1459

Re: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.

For a comfortable, fairly well located hotel, check out the Diplomat. On the waterfront (if you can get a waterfront room, please do) and Dux beds.

Stockholm is awesome and was an unexpected surprise - I wasn't expecting that the city was set on an archipelago. And prepare to feel short and dark.
by David K o l i n
July 30th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1243

Re: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?

If you like seafood, Neptune Oyster Bar in the North End is excellent. Unfortunately, lines most of the day. But if you find yourself hungry at 11 am, you can usually get a seat when the doors open
by David K o l i n
July 29th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 39
Views: 2308

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Robert M yers wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 5:50 am
Are there any dog friendly worthy visits that the locals could point me to? We will be up that way, but will have our 120lb Newfoundland with us...somewhere where you can taste/picnic outside possibly?
If we overlap, my wife would be more than happy to watch your Newfie
by David K o l i n
July 29th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1243

Re: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?

Not “great” but good in Cambridge, Alden & Harlow. We always have good meals there when visit our daughter

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