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by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 15th, 2021, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4319

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Had the 2017 Faury St Joe. Another great value showing. Not as tight gripped as some other vintages, the florality of the nose really opened up after 15-20 mins of air to complement some meatiness and high toned black fruit. Went well with Korean bbq.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 15th, 2021, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Familiar Blanc
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Familiar Blanc

Had another bottle of the 2018. Really unctuous, the semillion adds great mouthfeel. Very floral nose, well integrated. Thanks Hardy
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 6th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Familiar Blanc
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Familiar Blanc

Drank an 18 recently which was lovely. Have another bottle queued up and should be able to jot down a better note with some attention.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 31st, 2021, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco

I've got a few bottles of this one, as well as '99 and '03 that I probably need to drink sooner rather than later. The oldest I've ever consumed (or even seen) was '98. I'm not sure why that is, since presumably they've been producing wine for a long, long time. It may simply be a reflection of the...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 30th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4319

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Awesome notes Lasse. 2009 Gonon is a great check-in.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 27th, 2021, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shops in Miami
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Wine Shops in Miami

Mr D for hipster wines if you have time (it takes them about a week to get inventory).

Sunset Corners also has good inventory, friendly owner, bit of a schlep.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 20th, 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4319

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Jayson tha Juge God
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 19th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4319

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Great note RA. Don’t quote me on rules of 15. Everything I know about Rhone is through drunk osmosis from the likes of Rhone Gods like Zach, Greg, Salil, Seth, Ramon, etc...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 16th, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4319

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

That's some mighty fine work Zach (& Seth).

Would love to do Levet/Gilles/Benetiere/Allemand blind once they all get near striking distance at rule of 15 (so maybe late 2010s in the near future).
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 8th, 2021, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "They don't export the best wines!"
Replies: 43
Views: 2620

Re: "They don't export the best wines!"

For Switzerland this is very much true. For the best wines (Donatsch Unique Pinot Noir, or the barrel or two of Donatsch Unique Privee Pinot Noir in great vintages, Donatsch Chardonnay Unique, Gantenbein Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Studach Pinot Noir, the top sweet wines of Marie Therese Chappaz) yo...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 13th, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu must have this wine service basket
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: Fu must have this wine service basket

So we’re at that part of the cycle huh
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
January 28th, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 127
Views: 8055

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

I roast outdoors and use the surgical mask.
Stay safe!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
January 25th, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 127
Views: 8055

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

I picked up a Nesco roaster as I was too gunshy to dive into a Behmor.

So far a nice upgrade over the popcorn machine. Requires tweaking to dial in a desired profile, as most roasters do.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
January 25th, 2021, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch. Canon
Replies: 18
Views: 1280

Re: Ch. Canon

79 Palmer also wonderful. Great note Ramon!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
January 20th, 2021, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 94
Views: 5773

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

I cook with their 10yr port. Will entertain palate insensitive guests with cristalino aperol spritzes.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
January 11th, 2021, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?
Replies: 43
Views: 2393

Re: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?

isnt it true that different chemical reactions are happening, some which are more or less effected than others by temperature? Like the tannic structure will last much longer with the cold, but the rate of change with sugars wont be impacted as much? Essentially changing not just when the peak is, ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
January 9th, 2021, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

It’s a consistently high QPR wine. I only skip it because the Grezeaux is still pretty inexpensive given the ridiculously high quality. Agreed on both points. Where do you factor in the Les Granges? They both help you scratch your Baudry itch without having to dip into Grez prematurely. It’s like c...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
December 31st, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2421

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Greg K wrote: December 30th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡ wrote: December 30th, 2020, 11:21 am Yes!
We may have to do another dinner to check in on the current Benetiere vitnage.......

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by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
December 31st, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A couple of 1990 Bordeaux, Pinots and a Huet
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: TNs: A couple of 1990 Bordeaux, Pinots and a Huet

1990 GPL is indeed a stunner. Thanks for sharing!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
December 23rd, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 127
Views: 8055

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

Jon - honesty $14/20 per lb is not bad if you get to dial in your spec. What attracted me to home roast was accessing beans from sources like sweetMaria that would otherwise be prohibitive (e.g., a Gesha), and the art of learning to dial in your own roast. There are times where my effort wanes and I...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
December 22nd, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 127
Views: 8055

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

I’ll take your Behmor off your hands Michael! Looking to upgrade my roast game in 2021.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
December 21st, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2014 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: TN - 2014 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune

CSH has gotten expensive :/
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
December 21st, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2014 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: TN - 2014 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune

This is a great note Tom, thanks for checking in on the 14 Hune.

Have you had the 14 cfe by chance? I don’t think they have been released stateside. Curious how they will compare.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
December 15th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '05 Taittinger, '71 Schiavenza, '99 S. Grasso, '01 Il Poggione
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: TN: '05 Taittinger, '71 Schiavenza, '99 S. Grasso, '01 Il Poggione

How much air for the Schiavenza? Thanks for the note!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
December 11th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Figeac 1975
Replies: 38
Views: 1262

Re: TN Figeac 1975

This reminded me of a dying dog that has given up and just doesn’t want to be disturbed. Some tertiary stuff, a memory of fruit, but a complete absence of brightness or excitement. Not yet dead; that may take a couple of years, but the downward trend is irreversible. There are much fresher bottles ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
December 4th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 25
Views: 906

Re: TN: 1998 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

When on, It’s a really enjoyable bottle.
Glad it’s still holding up.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
December 3rd, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Éric Texier Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 50
Views: 4218

Re: TN: 2012 Éric Texier Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes

Thanks for the note RA. I looked over these a few weeks ago but endeavored to wait for a check-in and probably a few more years...curious if others have have awkward tastes as well.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 25th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 4411

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Hell of a lineup, and happy birthday! 98 VCC is a fantastic wine, and 82 HB is on the bucket list.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 17th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 3094

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

If you have an ah so you can make a fake Durand. Not as good as the real thing but almost. First take a waiters friend and insert the screw at an angle. Then insert the ah so over the screw and use that to extract the cork. Done it many times when no Durand is available. This works. If you have a S...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 6th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages
Replies: 39
Views: 2858

Re: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages

Phil is the man.

(So is Chris Bublitz who posted on this thread)
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 5th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 16
Views: 740

Re: TN: 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Jayson Cohen wrote: November 5th, 2020, 6:19 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: November 5th, 2020, 4:18 am
AndyK wrote: November 4th, 2020, 8:33 pm One of my all time favorite Beaujolais flirtysmile
Yup. Mine, too. Interesting on 2013, not necessarily a strong vintage.

Thanks ALan!
I quite like 2013 Beaujolais. Always have.
Likewise. A recent 13 Corcelette was awesome.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 3rd, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The Last Few Weeks (my highlights)
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: TN: The Last Few Weeks (my highlights)

Hefty praise!
We should open one together next to a Ceritas.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 2nd, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The Last Few Weeks (my highlights)
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: TN: The Last Few Weeks (my highlights)

Were you telling me about Walter Scott on that covid zoom back in the stone age?
The notes look really good (have to seek some bottles out).

Cheers!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 28th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: TN: 2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

Great note Todd.

I’ve got one or two left. Last few have been wonderful. Looking forward to them.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 28th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Wow incredible note David. I haven’t opened any of my 10 CB, plowing through grezeaux instead. I must say I’ve never had a baudry climb to the heights of clos rougeard, so super excited to open one.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 23rd, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'll take "Pinot vs Pauillac" for $2000, Alex
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: I'll take "Pinot vs Pauillac" for $2000, Alex

I hate when restaurants bring a decanter of wine after you order a bottle. I've had similar 'mix-ups' resulting from this.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 21st, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: TN: 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie

On the other end of the stylistic spectrum from what I look for in bojo but they make solid wines. Will seek one out!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 20th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2602
Views: 177100

Re: New York City Restaurants

Thoughts on a downtown lunch spot that can accommodate a small business meeting (outside seating) this week (supposed to be lovely out)? May not be downtown enough, but in Tribeca/Chelsea areas, there is Pastis or Locanda Verde. Was shooting for Pastis but the outside tables are booked at prime lun...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 19th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2602
Views: 177100

Re: New York City Restaurants

Thoughts on a downtown lunch spot that can accommodate a small business meeting (outside seating) this week (supposed to be lovely out)?
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 18th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Re: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley

Joguet was right!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 12th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: PYCM, Gonon, Radikon, Baudry, Gravner Breg, Huet
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: TNs: PYCM, Gonon, Radikon, Baudry, Gravner Breg, Huet

Matt - I wouldn't be worried! I would say I had a special bottle just 1.5 years ago that had me dipping a bit too much in my stash since. I just wanted to note a bottle that failed to meet the expectations of that recent superlative experience. Still a ridiculous steal at the px. Maureen/Jay - good ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 12th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: PYCM, Gonon, Radikon, Baudry, Gravner Breg, Huet
Replies: 7
Views: 816

TNs: PYCM, Gonon, Radikon, Baudry, Gravner Breg, Huet

I spent a few months bopping around with family and old friends. Decided to lug around some bottles. 2006 Huet Sec Le Mont Also opened a 2019 D.S. CdB and 2010 Sec Le Mont, but the 2006 (I believe my last bottles) is weirdly one of my favorite vintages of Huet. Fully developed, really lovely and unc...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 28th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 Chateau Pavie?
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: 2003 Chateau Pavie?

To be fair, many in my circles have been served this blind and it is a nonstarter. I think a wine like 2003 Pavie wedged in with other big Bordeaux (especially young!) isn't as polarizing, but if you have this next to AFWE wines, it comes across a clumsy juggernaut.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 28th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 Chateau Pavie?
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: 2003 Chateau Pavie?

Big yikes
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 24th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pégau - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Replies: 25
Views: 2128

Re: TN: 2014 Pégau - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Veerrrryyy interesting comments on the 14 being similar to the 04. Looking at my notes, the only vintages I've had are 04, 12, 14 and 15. The 04 blew my socks off a year or two ago - it was seriously an amazing bottle of wine that night. I have some more 14 in the cellar which excites me mid to lon...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 23rd, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine

This was most dope! Cheers RD!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 14th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jura, Jura and some more Jura
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: TN: Jura, Jura and some more Jura

I love the puff daddy sacha cuvée but find his savagnin to be his finest bottling. Thanks for the Jura notes.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 8th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4486

Re: Latour 2009 released

Yeah...it is quite greedy. However, it will not be Latour who has to deal with fall out if the wines don’t sell. For me, this is a form of corporate bullying; a monopoly where if you don’t buy at whatever price the chateau decides on, you will lose allocation. So the negotiants end up paying. Enger...

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