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by Juliec
January 28th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

Mike: Wines that don’t suck... (j/k). Theme: Wines that pair with the Korean tasting course dinner. Basically doesn’t clash with Asian food -aka soy sauce. Included are veggie dishes, beef, fish, through dessert. The theme could get narrower if the group wants to Burgundies/Loire/Beaujolais, or CA w...
by Juliec
January 28th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 64
Views: 1659

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

1) Tasting ability, experience, of the taster. [...] Wine tasting is subject to differing opinions, sprinkled with subtleties, nuances, paradoxes and contradictions. I have little confidence, generally, in Cellar Tracker, of wine tasting descriptions. Got it - will make sure all my CT notes going f...
by Juliec
January 28th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 64
Views: 1659

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

No Sebastian. I didn’t want to read that. I was going by the standards of the posted ratings system. That thread seemed even squirrel-er than this one. — on the silly taster notes comments... okay if the case or multiple bottles of the same wine was corked .... no need to post about each single one....
by Juliec
January 28th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 64
Views: 1659

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Do you like every good wine that is made? I may not personally like a wine. I may still rate it a 90 to 95 range if the wine itself was perfectly made and I could experience the quality of the wine and expression of the terrior. If the i like binary anotation and the rating had to go hand in hand wh...
by Juliec
January 24th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - wines to match 9 course tasting

Sorry about that. I forgot. They do accommodate gluten to an extent, sub regular flour with potato starch or flour with a little notice (but usually you need to book way out. A month or two). I forgot about the gluten in soy sauce is hard to avoid; and that’s not gluten friendly. — can always try fo...
by Juliec
January 24th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert March 30 @6:30 PM in Midtown
Replies: 12
Views: 644

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

Nope, it’s a one time deal potentially due to a relationship. Not a regular thing. (I may remove the restaurant names going forward. =). Same deal at the other restaurant I am trying to do an offline at.
by Juliec
January 24th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 11
Views: 298

NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

Looking to see if there is interest for wine selected around food focused dinner. $75 pre-fixe 9 course tasting menu. Asian fusion. Lends itself to Old and New world wines Burgundy/PN, Syrah, Rhone blends, etc. May lend itself to some Italian reds. Due to restaurant size will keep this to around 6 p...
by Juliec
January 24th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert March 30 @6:30 PM in Midtown
Replies: 12
Views: 644

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

Hello all, location is Kellari Tavern pending corkage confirm. Otherwise another Greek rest in midtown. Tentative lineup is: - 2008 Lauren - 2008 Reuling - 2015 Sugar Shack - 2009 Ritchie - 2013 Larry and Hyde - 2016 Eastside Additional interested Wb’s are welcome. If anyone who has expressed intere...
by Juliec
January 22nd, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2091

Re: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]

Thanks Shan for the grand plan/prep of the Ravenswood line up and arranging the rest pairin’ to the wines. It was good to try the aged zin and ca blends. Agree with the notes. Monte Rosso Vineyard had a strong showing. Pick berry good blend. Amazing how tannic the Cooke was still. Thanks Jonathan fo...
by Juliec
January 16th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert March 30 @6:30 PM in Midtown
Replies: 12
Views: 644

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

Jonathan, glad you can join this dinner. I'll keep you posted on whether have have a bottle of aubert for purchase or if you can bring the champagne. Preference is to join in the bottle purchase... depends on the timing for bottle sourcing.
by Juliec
January 14th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Thanks for the intell. :)
by Juliec
January 14th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Were the early release group able to get earlier ship dates? To east coast.aka ny?
by Juliec
January 13th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert March 30 @6:30 PM in Midtown
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: NYC: Aubert (possibly Kistler) March 30

Thanks Jay. You rock! Looks like we will have a good crew - 5 people. Tom, et al. Let’s pick a good place to pair with the Chardonnay’s. Please PM the group with recommendations. It’s going to be good.
by Juliec
January 13th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert March 30 @6:30 PM in Midtown
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: NYC: Aubert (possibly Kistler) March 30

Not sure who else is interested, please let me know if March 30th works for you. I am purchasing extra bottles tomorrow at the release for this tasting. If anyone else is interested and would need a bottle purchased on their behalf for the tasting, please lmk. (Also if you have a preference for vine...
by Juliec
January 10th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 1991

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

Thanks ER and Eric. Loved the picture of the food :). Ending up with Syrah and Unoaked, no or low sulfur Chablis. Decided to have the Moulin a Vent another time, since it a lesser price. Pairing were good the Syrah went over well as we had some spicy dishes. I had it with Galbi JJim (stewed Beef sho...
by Juliec
January 10th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert March 30 @6:30 PM in Midtown
Replies: 12
Views: 644

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

Aubert Chardonnays Tasting - March 30 at 6:30 PM. Reserved tentatively for 6 at Greek restaurant (targeting Midtown), negotiating corkage. If the corkage can’t get negotiated will go to another Greek restaurant without corkage or other venue with no/low corkage. Big thanks Jay for cellaring 2008 and...
by Juliec
January 10th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 1991

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

Thanks ER and Subu! Along with others with specific even to the french producers name. Really insightful. Definitely in kr you will only see soju since it's easy and flavorless or light fruit. In the interest in sharing I have found loire les ongles in chenin blanc as well as any chenin blanc to wor...
by Juliec
January 9th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 1991

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

Great suggestions; some of the thread went off topic. To sum it up, reisling, chenin blanc,gv, beaujolais, some speciality sake and french suggestions, syrah and zin. I would probably add sonoma coast pn and chardonnays. Any other suggestions in burgundy or cab, etc? To pair with bbq and non bbq foo...
by Juliec
January 9th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1214

Re: Chardonnay recommendations

Check out Ramey or Rombauer. Not sure which on is closest to the style of kistler and aubert. But one of them are as they are two different ends of the spectrum of california chardonnays. Other great ones to try (but not butter bombs), cakebread, shafer, grgrch, and joseph phelps. (Theres others but...
by Juliec
January 7th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3780

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Hi Dave, my palate isn't the most neutral so take this with a grain of salt. Ct comment by shan a seems most consistent with my experience as well. If you like wines with earth, barnyard and some funk this will be in your wheelhouse. I not into much earth, brettiness, and it was quite tannic (I thou...
by Juliec
January 7th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Thanks John V. Perfect! This was a great help. I think I know which ones I'll try. The ones closest to sonoma coast along with some of the famous sites hudson and hyde and I'll cross check scores so i dont miss anything. For those on multiple lists how does aubert compare with Hudson's signature cha...
by Juliec
January 7th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Hello all, are there any good notes or details about the differences in the Aubert chardonnays. Not much to go on based on the website. No notes on the abv, ph, brix, clones used or number of cases. Anyone have a good basic understanding of the differences? (Given the vinification seems to be about ...
by Juliec
January 5th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1589

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

2017 Rivers Marie Occidental Ridge Pinot Noir - 90 This is a cab drinkers pinot. It's really a matter of style preference. The level of stem inclusion and oak along with time in barrel is more than my personal preference. The balance was skewed toward a oak and deep profile with some spice and peppe...
by Juliec
December 23rd, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you serve at parties?
Replies: 46
Views: 2044

Re: What do you serve at parties?

I’m planning on bringing a Flowers PN to a white elephant this week. Usually the large wine stores are good at providing reasonable suggestions. I have seen La Crema a lot this season for the non wine crowd. Personally, I’d try to do a case purchase of a wine in the 40 dollar price point and use tha...
by Juliec
December 23rd, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 737

NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020

Drop me a line if California/Oregon (and even WA) Pinots/Chardonnay and other wines Cabs, Rhône’s are of interest to you as a offline. I have some aged bottles and am thinking of organizing tastings if there is interest. I suspect that there may not be... Please send a PM if you are interested and w...
by Juliec
December 23rd, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best online place for regular auctions?
Replies: 29
Views: 2122

Re: Best online place for regular auctions?

Thanks Victor and Andrew for your responses!
by Juliec
December 23rd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3780

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Jonathan, because I feel some responsibility being part of this tasting I have to write again and make sure that it wasn't assumed that I would call my contact at PDH and negotiate the corkage and the reservation. I would be happy to but I didn't want to overstep and assume that I should? Hi Tom, I...
by Juliec
December 22nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best online place for regular auctions?
Replies: 29
Views: 2122

Re: Best online place for regular auctions?

Thanks for the tips too... yikes.
by Juliec
December 22nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best online place for regular auctions?
Replies: 29
Views: 2122

Re: Best online place for regular auctions?

Okay thanks victor. (So it won’t even let you know if you won right?). Generally does Acker usually give an outbid email. So if I bid on multiple lots but only received an outbid on one of the lots, I likely won the other lots that i did not receive an outbid email on? Thanks.
by Juliec
December 22nd, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best online place for regular auctions?
Replies: 29
Views: 2122

Re: Best online place for regular auctions?

How does Acker auctions work when they close? When I was outbid for a lot, it notified me. But after it closed, I was unable to see who won the bid. Other lots that I bid on, I was a high bidder, but I don’t know if I was outbid near the close of the auction as I had other plans. Any info appreciated.
by Juliec
December 21st, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 664
Views: 71553

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

I feel like someone posted about kochi. Couldnt remember who. Thank you! The best food and wine pairing. Was able to bring some aged pinot and chardonnay. Perfect pairing. The are getting liq license next week. So this may be the last weekend to byo.
by Juliec
December 21st, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3780

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Hi Guys, Is this still happening? Post on another thread, Dinesh's, suggested not. Be good to know! Thanks, Josh Josh, I think you may have read some old posts re: the offline at Wu. Looks like you, me, Tom, and Mike have posted our wines. So 50 % there, remaining 4 haven't posted their wines yet.
by Juliec
December 19th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Hello, how about a comparison to kistler and hudson?
(Are there any list members who would like to do a ca chardonnay or pinot tasting in nyc or nearby)
by Juliec
December 17th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need Atlanta restaurant rec under specific circumstances...
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Need Atlanta restaurant rec under specific circumstances...

Ross, I know that is probably isn’t the place you want. Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse is in Buckhead and has a glass enclosed wine cellar in the middle of the restaurant that didn’t seem to shabby. There is also a high end french place in Buckhead and some good restaurants (South City kitchen, e...
by Juliec
December 16th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3780

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. Let's start declaring wines...

Bridging a couple items listed, 2009 Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton-Perrieres.
by Juliec
December 12th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461818

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Got the Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut Champagne 2004. Hope it's good.
by Juliec
December 12th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 664
Views: 71553

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Utterly appalling customer service at Côte, which ended up with me paying $65 for the “privilege” of opening my bottle of wine and not having any food. Can’t recall an experience this bad in NYC, will not be back. Wow, totally weird. I sure hope you didn’t pay at the bar for them to open up your bo...
by Juliec
December 9th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3780

Re: Hey NY Crew can we do Grand Cru Burg event this month ?

Interested. Will wait for the date to be set before I give a definite commitment. (I just set a wine tasting in my bldg for Dec 23 - last week otherwise I could be in.). My bldg one is a fledging first mtg so not sure that it is up to the level of true berserkers here. I’ll also check with them to s...
by Juliec
December 8th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Martinelli Pinots
Replies: 35
Views: 2714

Re: Martinelli Pinots

You would post on the offlines thread for an Martinellis theme tasting in nyc to gauge interest and the general ballpark of the cost to chip in for the wine unless they already have a bottle they have of Martinelli that they want to share. My only concern is that there may not be enough interest. Si...
by Juliec
December 7th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Martinelli Pinots
Replies: 35
Views: 2714

Re: Martinelli Pinots

Paul, if you do organize a tasting, I’d give it a shot. I collect some CA/OR pinot’s and it looks like Martinelli uses similar clones although they are RRV. Let me know, I could try to acquire some or just bring a extreme Sonoma coast pinot that is fruit forward. ... otherwise, will just enjoy read...
by Juliec
December 4th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Floral barolo recs
Replies: 45
Views: 2079

Re: Floral barolo recs

Maybe try some Fratelli Alessandria or Productori Barbaresco. Brovia hovers at the 100+ mark limit that you mentioned. There are a number of producers that are right around 100. Other producers you may want to check out is Principiano they have several different Barolos and maybe Trediberri (a littl...
by Juliec
December 4th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Martinelli Pinots
Replies: 35
Views: 2714

Re: Martinelli Pinots

Paul, if you do organize a tasting, I’d give it a shot. I collect some CA/OR pinot’s and it looks like Martinelli uses similar clones although they are RRV. Let me know, I could try to acquire some or just bring a extreme Sonoma coast pinot that is fruit forward. ... otherwise, will just enjoy readi...
by Juliec
December 3rd, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a Special Bottle part deux: NYC Holiday Gala: Dec 2nd, Wu's Wonton King- ONE SPOT OPEN !: Check out the line up
Replies: 81
Views: 4046

Re: Bring a Special Bottle part deux: NYC Holiday Gala: Dec 2nd, Wu's Wonton King- ONE SPOT OPEN !: Check out the line u

Jonathan, thanks so much for organizing. Hey gang it was fun. Good company, good wines and food. I know my wotn were a bit different than others. Wonderful to taste over time and see the evolution of the delicious wines.
by Juliec
December 2nd, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5187

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Ian... only in nyc can you have an offline when you have a major snow storm. It left 20 inches in colorado. Ny area is better protected only by mta aka subway. You must live in the west coast. :) Also holidays are a tough time. Ppl have lives, life and work happen. It's easy to have a phd in problem...
by Juliec
December 1st, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

TN: 2017 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Anderson Valley (11/29/2019) 88 pts potentially flawed. The alcohol was running hotter than listed, with high acidity level. Fruit was blended, nothing really stood out. Light transparent Pinot noir, reddish brown color. Simple Pinot, light and airy. TN: 2017 Wayfar...
by Juliec
November 29th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: .
Replies: 0
Views: 294

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by Juliec
November 29th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a Special Bottle part deux: NYC Holiday Gala: Dec 2nd, Wu's Wonton King- ONE SPOT OPEN !: Check out the line up
Replies: 81
Views: 4046

Re: Bring a Special Bottle part deux: NYC Holiday Gala: Dec 2nd, Wu's Wonton King- PLEASE POST WINES

Sorry to hear you can’t make it Tony. Next time. I’m going to try to put together some notes to help me in my tasting notes. (Tom, in case you are interested there are three videos out there on YouTube about Sori Tilden. ) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3cU4Btv5N9c If anyone as good sources for infor...
by Juliec
November 19th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring a Special Bottle part deux: NYC Holiday Gala: Dec 2nd, Wu's Wonton King- ONE SPOT OPEN !: Check out the line up
Replies: 81
Views: 4046

Re: Bring a Special Bottle part deux: NYC Holiday Gala: Dec 2nd, Wu's Wonton King- PLEASE POST WINES

[pillow-fight.gif] grouphug Guess that saves one brown bag. Have to say Ian, for someone who is not involved with this event, the need to comment amazes me. Is this not a public thread? Was it not posted on the World Wide Web for everyone to see? What's so bad about one cheeky comment? I'm truly sor...

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