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by Jonathan Kalman
September 27th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6436

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

The Cagoule were a para-military pro-Nazi terrorist organisation that carried out fatal bombing attacks and other murders in the 1930's. In 1939 and 1940 long after the Cagoule had been exposed and many of its members were in prison, Pierre Taittinger wrote to the Minister of Justice demanding the l...
by Jonathan Kalman
September 27th, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6436

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

I would drink the wine but would be happy if the name were changed. Pierre Taittinger was a vile and committed anti-semite who supported, both politically and financially, extreme pro-Nazi and anti-semitic French facists, including the Cagoulard organisation, who on October 2nd 1941, in co-operation...
by Jonathan Kalman
August 31st, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New book by Wink Lorch, Wines of the French Alps
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: New book by Wink Lorch, Wines of the French Alps

champagne.gif As observed recently on another thread (but buried inside), Wink Lorch has just released her new book, the “Wines of the French Alps.” https://winetravelmedia.com/shop/ We have devoured it anticipation of an upcoming trip, and we find it just as good, and maybe even better than, her e...
by Jonathan Kalman
June 6th, 2019, 2:14 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 21
Views: 2740

Re: London Recos

Dukes in St James. Perfect location and lovely hotel. Restaurants: La Trompette - out in chiswick but definitely worth it. Chez Bruce - out in wandsworth but definitely worth it. Both do corkage. We have stayed at Dukes and The Stafford, both in St. James's Place and IMHO The Stafford is better is ...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 20th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shopping in Jerusalem
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Wine shopping in Jerusalem

There is also a good selection of boutique wines (and Israeli whisky!) in the wine/cigar shop in the Mamila Mall...and the owner is a super nice guy I can't speak for anything else but wine prices in this shop are more expensive than at other retailers. This shop caters to tourists and prices accor...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 19th, 2019, 2:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shopping in Jerusalem
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Wine shopping in Jerusalem

Hi Xavier, Best all round wine shop in Jerusalem is Avi Ben at 22 Rivlin Street downtown (corner of Yoel Solomon Street) ask for Oded, tell him you are a friend of mine. There are a bunch of other shops but they all have very similar stock. There is a small shop at 16 Halamed Hei Street (in the Kata...
by Jonathan Kalman
March 6th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 973

Re: Tribeca lunch recommendation

OK so I had lunch at Augustine which was perfectly fine for what I wanted and in exactly the right location for my meeting. On Monday Amy and i had dinner at Racines which was very good. Enjoyed a bottle of 2015 Tissot La Mailloches with our food and could see myself going back regularly just for th...
by Jonathan Kalman
March 6th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134359

Re: New York City Restaurants

First time at Racines on Monday evening and had a very good dinner and a bottle of the 2015 Tissot La Mailloche. Yesterday I had to be be at a meeting in Bushwick and on the recommendation of a friend ate lunch at Momo Sushi Shack on Bogart Street; it was surprisingly good.
by Jonathan Kalman
February 17th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasted while at Lake Louise: Mellot, Pousse d’Or, Bouchard, Tolpuddle, Pio Cesare
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Tasted while at Lake Louise: Mellot, Pousse d’Or, Bouchard, Tolpuddle, Pio Cesare

Add another very satisfied guest at The Post Hotel. We were there last February and had a great time and lots of very good wine.
by Jonathan Kalman
February 12th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Private Burgundy Wine Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Private Burgundy Wine Tour

Bill Nanson
by Jonathan Kalman
February 11th, 2019, 12:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 973

Re: Tribeca lunch recommendation

Robert, thank you for your comments. I appreciate the insights and will take another look.
by Jonathan Kalman
February 10th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 973

Re: Tribeca lunch recommendation

Augustine booked for lunch and Racines for dinner two days later. Frenchette looked good but as I am flying to France next...
by Jonathan Kalman
February 10th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 973

Re: Tribeca lunch recommendation

Thank you all. This is very helpful.
by Jonathan Kalman
February 9th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 973

Tribeca lunch recommendation

I will be in Tribeca mid week with my wife (Chambers Street Wines and other essentials) and would be grateful for recommendations for a restaurant for lunch.
by Jonathan Kalman
January 16th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: London Eateries?
Replies: 24
Views: 880

Re: London Eateries?

Noize, 39 Whitfield Street W1. No view or Michelin star but better than many I have eaten at with 1*. Great food, service and an interesting and varied wine list in an interesting part of town. Mathieu Germond is the owner and manager and a wine lover. Ask for a table on the ground floor.
by Jonathan Kalman
December 18th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134359

Re: New York City Restaurants

La Masseria on 48th St
by Jonathan Kalman
November 4th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134359

Re: New York City Restaurants

Just returned from NYC and a few notes. Marea as always excellent; the noise level at Maialino reminded me why I had not eaten there for a few years, wanted to like King but the tables were too small and crammed together to make the experience pleasant. Looking for a convenient place to have dinner...
by Jonathan Kalman
November 3rd, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134359

Re: New York City Restaurants

Just returned from NYC and a few notes. Marea as always excellent; the noise level at Maialino reminded me why I had not eaten there for a few years, wanted to like King but the tables were too small and crammed together to make the experience pleasant. Looking for a convenient place to have dinner ...
by Jonathan Kalman
September 30th, 2018, 5:47 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Canadian Rockies
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Canadian Rockies

If you get to Banff, my son is cooking at the Park Distillery Restaurant and Bar.
by Jonathan Kalman
September 29th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 43
Views: 2550

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

In London try Noize 39 Whitfield Street WI in Fitzrovia. It is a small restaurant with a well thought out menu and wine list. The service is excellent. Also good in the same neighbourhood is The Ninth at 22 Charlotte Street.
by Jonathan Kalman
August 14th, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Edinburgh Recommendations Please....
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Edinburgh Recommendations Please....

I like the idea of The Scran and Scallie- we have two nights there. We don't arrive until 5pm the first night thanks to a crazy itinerary (the deal on SQ J from JFK-FRA was too good to pass up [cheers.gif] ) and that sounds like the perfect place. Still debating Martin Wishart (Sarah has yet to lea...
by Jonathan Kalman
August 10th, 2018, 4:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Edinburgh Recommendations Please....
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Edinburgh Recommendations Please....

Russell Faulkner wrote:Castle Terrace is Tom Kitchin’s place in town, have a look. Martin Wishart is worth the trip.
Plus one for Castle Terrace. Also enjoyed Wedgwood (book a table on the ground floor) and Timberyard.
by Jonathan Kalman
July 23rd, 2018, 2:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Calgary, Banff, & Jasper Restaurant help
Replies: 25
Views: 924

Calgary, Banff, & Jasper Restaurant help

I asked my son (who works as a chef at Park Distillery in Banff ) for some advice on eating in Banff and this is what he wrote; "Hi Dad, I think you're in the air right now, so I guess you'll see this when you see this... Juniper Bistro - Great food with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients an...
by Jonathan Kalman
June 28th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Calgary, Banff, & Jasper Restaurant help
Replies: 25
Views: 924

Calgary, Banff, & Jasper Restaurant help

PHuff wrote:The restaurant at The Post Hotel at Lake Louise is special....great food and awesome wine list
I had wrongly called this Hotel 'The Lake Louise Inn' in my earlier post. It was the Post Hotel that I meant and not the Inn.
by Jonathan Kalman
June 19th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Calgary, Banff, & Jasper Restaurant help
Replies: 25
Views: 924

Calgary, Banff, & Jasper Restaurant help

My son Josh is working as a chef at the Park Distillery in Banff, http://www.parkdistillery.com . I haven't eaten there but he tells me it's pretty good!
If you get to Lake Louise the restaurant at the Lake Louise Inn is very good and the wine list is excellent.
by Jonathan Kalman
June 15th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134359

New York City Restaurants

Has anyone been to Gloria on W 53Rd?
by Jonathan Kalman
May 11th, 2018, 2:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134359

New York City Restaurants

Had good to very good meals in New York last week at Le Bernadin (always excellent), Marea (consistently good), Union Square Cafe and on my son's recommendation, Aldea a Portuguese influenced restaurant on W 17th which was very enjoyable. Had a thoroughly mediocre one at Clocktower, Jason Atherton's...
by Jonathan Kalman
March 11th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

TN: Wine for Passover 2017

our total wine has a couple of different bottlings from Yarden. has anyone ever tried these before? looks like a Cab and a merlot are available also, any idea if these wines are kosher for passover? it doesnt mention it on the total wine website and I've never looked at the bottles closely. All Yar...
by Jonathan Kalman
January 30th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Questions about Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard area
Replies: 42
Views: 1178

Questions about Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard area

Poppy One tip - I would order / scedule food delivery from PeaPod to be delivered on Sunday morning. That way you can avoid the madness that Stop and Shop in Chatham can be on the weekend. But this has to be done in advance as every weekly renter wants a Sunday morning deliver. Then you can use the...
by Jonathan Kalman
December 31st, 2017, 7:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: One night in London...
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

One night in London...

Take a look at The Ninth in Charlotte Street W1. It is an easygoing place with excellent food (it received a Michelin star this year) and pleasant service and has the advantage of being relatively close to Kings Cross. Also since you are in the area, I strongly suggest going to The British Library. ...
by Jonathan Kalman
November 28th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134359

New York City Restaurants

Thank you all for your suggestions. Have booked Marta post Rangers game Saturday evening and may take the kids to Lugo Cucina before Billy Joel.
by Jonathan Kalman
November 28th, 2017, 1:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134359

New York City Restaurants

Can anyone help with a reccomendation for a restaurant in the (more or less) vicinity of Madison Square Garden? Thank you. MSG area is notoriously bad... but in reality you're not far from the NOMAD area which does have good stuff and you're a 10 - 15 min walk from MSG... (indeed anything near a 2/...
by Jonathan Kalman
November 27th, 2017, 10:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134359

New York City Restaurants

Can anyone help with a reccomendation for a restaurant in the (more or less) vicinity of Madison Square Garden?
Thank you.
by Jonathan Kalman
August 26th, 2017, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosher wines that are readily available?
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Kosher wines that are readily available?

Recanati wines are made in Israel and offer good value and consistency across the range. Another producer that you should consider is Meitar, who have distribution in Denmark. If you are not able to source these and are unsure of the choices available to you please feel free to contact me directly w...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 17th, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

TN: Wine for Passover 2017

Today at lunch Castel Rose 2016 for kiddish and nibbles followed by Gva'ot Gofna Pinot Noir 2013 (Israel is the wrong place to grow Pinot; it just doesn't work but I think this is the best one produced and I was looking for something to go with the cold duck salad hors d'oeuvre). We followed this so...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 17th, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

TN: Wine for Passover 2017

I'll be in Israel in June. I know nothing about the wine from that country. Thanks for the tasting notes. Any suggestions while I'm there would be appreciated. Hi Evan, Please send me a note with the dates of your visit and where you will be staying. I would be happy to share a bottle or two with y...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 16th, 2017, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

TN: Wine for Passover 2017

Hi Loren, I agree with you regarding the 2009 Yarden Blanc de Blancs; the 2007 was a decent wine but the '09 is a retrograde step. We drank the Castel Rose 2016 for the first two glasses (of the four glasses of wine theatre required to be drunk as part of the Seder ritual as opposed to accompanying ...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 13th, 2017, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lamy tell you about Olivier's '16's and '15's
Replies: 173
Views: 18332

Bonjour Paris

The next best thing to being in Paris is Jeremy writing from Paris.
by Jonathan Kalman
March 28th, 2017, 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Ireland
Replies: 21
Views: 1463

Ireland

We were in Ireland last August. Stayed at The Merrion Hotel in Dublin and also ate at Patrick Guilbaud which is adjacent to the hotel. Both were excellent. We also ate well at Delahunt and Cavistons on the Dún Laoghaire seafront. After Dublin we drove via Kilkenney (as Jim said, well worth a visit) ...
by Jonathan Kalman
March 12th, 2017, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This May Be Love - Savoie Chignin-Bergeron
Replies: 10
Views: 820

This May Be Love - Savoie Chignin-Bergeron

Skiing with friends in Courchevel, France, today I saw the Jean-Francois Le Bergeron 2013 on the list at a restaurant on the slopes and thought to try it. My chums loved it and one bottle turned into three; what a delicious wine. Taylor's note in the original post on this thread nailed exactly what ...
by Jonathan Kalman
October 1st, 2016, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rosh Hashanah wines or what goes well with brisket?
Replies: 29
Views: 1775

Rosh Hashanah wines or what goes well with brisket?

Shavua Tov and Shana Tova to all. Not really a brisket person so can't offer advice but would be interested to know what you chose in then end. On the first evening we will be starting with Yarden Blanc de Blanc 2007 followed by a double magnum of Domaine du Castel Grand Vin 2005 with roast lamb and...
by Jonathan Kalman
September 28th, 2016, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy Second Stringers?
Replies: 74
Views: 7720

White Burgundy Second Stringers?

Surprised that Patrick Javillier hasn't been mentioned yet. Consistently good wine here.
by Jonathan Kalman
April 25th, 2016, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1332

TN: Wine for Passover 2016

David, you are really a bit of a tit. I drink a great deal of non-Kosher and non-Israeli wine and know exactly what comparisons to make. The situation in Israeli is not deficient because it can only be deficient measured against itself. It is incomparably better than it was 20 years ago. The analogy...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 25th, 2016, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1332

TN: Wine for Passover 2016

Howard, this is not a comprehensive list but happy to share some thoughts. The ones that I find consistently reliable are Castel (Grand Vin and Petit Castel and Rose. The GV needs 5/6 years before it hits it's stride, I am not generally a fan of the white 'C' Chardonnay) Flam (but not the entry leve...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 25th, 2016, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1332

TN: Wine for Passover 2016

DavidDuck, If you think that introducing some superficially correct facts regarding latitude or climatic conditions into your polemic will add some patina of accuracy or integrity to that dross you are mistaken. There must be someplace where you can receive the treatment you so obviously need. You ...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 25th, 2016, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1332

TN: Wine for Passover 2016

All I know is I had a '12 Williams Selyem RRV Pinot and a '12 Sojourn Silver Eagle Pinot for Passover and both rocked. The Sojourn went well with the Gefilte Fish. And my understanding is the Kashrut laws are set forth in the Talmud and absent a Rabbi's blessing it cannot bear the seal of being Kos...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 25th, 2016, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1332

TN: Wine for Passover 2016

DavidDuck, If you think that introducing some superficially correct facts regarding latitude or climatic conditions into your polemic will add some patina of accuracy or integrity to that dross you are mistaken. There must be someplace where you can receive the treatment you so obviously need. You h...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 24th, 2016, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1332

TN: Wine for Passover 2016

What's the least holy wine on this board, Rombauer Chardonnay? Can I pay a Rabbi to say a blessing over Rombauer Chardonnay to make it Kosher? If so, Loren is right. If not, Jonathan is right. Either way, I'm pretty sure the god you believe in wouldn't really give a shit about what you eat or drink...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 24th, 2016, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1332

TN: Wine for Passover 2016

I brought - and tasted - a bottle of the 2013 Flam Classico last night. It's hard to imagine a worse bottle of supposedly good wine. Soft, slightly jammy, and oaked to the goddamned gills with insufficiently seasoned American oak, AND French oak, so the net effect was drinking puréed dill and vanil...
by Jonathan Kalman
April 24th, 2016, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine for Passover 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1332

TN: Wine for Passover 2016

Jonathan, I appreciate your explanation and it is in line with my understanding. But where did it come from? I know of no reference in the Torah or books to these laws as it pertains to wine. I am far from a Talmudics scholar, but I have looked. Therefore it is my personal belief, that these laws, ...

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