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by Jay Miller
November 25th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most impractical wine in the cellar?
Replies: 47
Views: 1181

Re: Most impractical wine in the cellar?

6L bottles of d’Yquem are usually what I most closely associate with “impractical”. I have a 15L 1994 Rauzan Segla that would generally fit the bill. I’m not even sure how to physically decant it (though I found a helpful YouTube video). On the bright side the 1994 RS is drinking really well now (f...
by Jay Miller
November 25th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

This beef isn’t a toss a steak on the plate and dig in thing. It’s best consumed in small quantities, sliced fairly thin, like as an appetizer/finger food. A little goes a real long way. +1 When I buy one of those A5 Miyazaki ribeye steaks I divide it in 3 parts and freeze 2 of them. 1/3 of a steak...
by Jay Miller
November 25th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 18785

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I think the answer at this point is that no one knows. It will probably depend on how well they sell at the current price point.
by Jay Miller
November 25th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving

also dialing it in. Ordering the Thanksgiving dinner from Atoboy.

But I will be baking a Mama Fleming's pecan pie.
by Jay Miller
November 25th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 111
Views: 4801

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

What’s the strategy with guests coming over who don’t appreciate/know anything about wine. Do you give them the house red/white and keep a special bottle in the kitchen?? Our do you just ball out and everyone gets the good wine as it’s a holiday? I open good but not rare wine that I know my relativ...
by Jay Miller
November 25th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The Last Few Weeks (my highlights)
Replies: 7
Views: 629

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

Nice notes, Matt. Glad to see you back at it. Recently had that 18 Cuvee Anne and share your enthusiasm. Almost popped an ex-novo last night, but maybe next weekend. Glad to see more love for that one. And the Birichino Cinsault is one of my favorite new wines (to me) this year! Cheers. Yeah, that ...
by Jay Miller
November 25th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheese course pairing help
Replies: 32
Views: 631

Re: Cheese course pairing help

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
November 25th, 2020, 6:56 am
Jay Miller wrote:
November 25th, 2020, 6:46 am
I'd lean towards a white Burgundy.
Yes. Or an Oregon Chard, if you can tell the difference? [cheers.gif]

Have a safe enjoyable Tday.

RT
Who could ever mistake one for the other [shrug.gif] ?

You too, happy Tday!
by Jay Miller
November 25th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheese course pairing help
Replies: 32
Views: 631

Re: Cheese course pairing help

I'd lean towards a white Burgundy.
by Jay Miller
November 24th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: TN: 1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 8:56 am
Was just doing some cellar reorganization, and found another bottle! Woo Hoo!!
An early Christmas!
by Jay Miller
November 24th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: TN: 1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben

I love this bottling. Why I don’t have any in the cellar is a mystery. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bottle older than 10 years but always enjoy it regardless of age. You should. While it's good on release, for my palate it usually comes into its own at around age 10 and just keeps going from there...
by Jay Miller
November 23rd, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Entry-level Fino/Manzanilla? [Valdespino Inocente & El Maestro Sierra added. Poll Restarted]
Replies: 18
Views: 576

Re: Best Entry-level Fino/Manzanilla?

John Telford wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 1:46 pm
Seems like a good place for me to ask......is there a retailer with access on line which has a really good selection of Sherry?
Flatiron
Gordon's
The Spanish Table
Chambers St.
The Whiskey Exchange in London for Gonzalez Byass
by Jay Miller
November 23rd, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Help, I need some new pots

Oh, and I assume you have some enameled cast iron already (Le Creuset, etc.) but if not then you need at least one dutch oven.
by Jay Miller
November 23rd, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Entry-level Fino/Manzanilla? [Valdespino Inocente & El Maestro Sierra added. Poll Restarted]
Replies: 18
Views: 576

Re: Best Entry-level Fino/Manzanilla?

You can't go wrong with the Valdespino Inocente (not on list) This was my choice until I had it side by side with El Maestro Sierra. The poll list is missing multiple important options. Good to know. I love their wines but El Maestro hasn't had local distribution for years. I should probably do an ...
by Jay Miller
November 23rd, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Entry-level Fino/Manzanilla? [Valdespino Inocente & El Maestro Sierra added. Poll Restarted]
Replies: 18
Views: 576

Re: Best Entry-level Fino/Manzanilla?

You can't go wrong with the Valdespino Inocente (not on list)
by Jay Miller
November 21st, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3474

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

Happy birthday!
by Jay Miller
November 20th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3846

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

Max S. wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 6:56 am
Jeremy Holmes wrote:
November 19th, 2020, 4:46 pm
I wish they wouldn't burden us with their wine preferences.
My greatest fear is this post will be lost to the masses.
+1 [cheers.gif]
by Jay Miller
November 19th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3846

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 19th, 2020, 5:42 am
Shouldn’t this be in the critic’s bingo thread? [stirthepothal.gif]
Nah, definitely belongs in the curmudgeon thread.
by Jay Miller
November 18th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1605
Views: 107879

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Marcus Montanile wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Last Saturday - Etienne Calsac l'Echappee Belle, I love the style of this Champagne
Last bottle I had, I enjoyed day 1 but really loved day 2.
I know what you mean. Simply following it over a few hours is immensely rewarding.
by Jay Miller
November 18th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Francois Bertheau Chambolle Musigny
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: TN: 2018 Francois Bertheau Chambolle Musigny

G. Keeler wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 10:34 am
What is the controversy around this wine? Is it just this wine or the whole lineup?
I assumed he was talking about the vintage? A pretty ripe one in general.
by Jay Miller
November 18th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Help, I need some new pots

You might find this thread useful:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=155117
by Jay Miller
November 18th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Help, I need some new pots

I've been happy with both Hestan (originally recommended on this board by Mark G) and my All Clad copper core.

And my old copper bottomed Revere Ware from their early period I got from my mom though some of them have warped.
by Jay Miller
November 18th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 2645

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

Paul McCourt wrote:
November 14th, 2020, 1:56 pm
For 'everyday', non-cork-issue wine, I just grab one of the random waiter's corkscrew out of the drawer without thinking about it.
+1
by Jay Miller
November 18th, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge
Replies: 13
Views: 567

Re: TN: 1999 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge

Jeremy, do you have a view on whether the ‘99 is ready in 750? I have been waiting a long time, and I recall a discussion on WB a couple years ago that it was not quite there. Jayson, you might recall that Jeff brought one from Joe's stash to Don's place 2 years ago. It was already showing very wel...
by Jay Miller
November 17th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14904
Views: 744076

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

jason stein wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 9:35 am
Chambers St! Man that Keller went fast...

2010 Donnhoff Dellchen GG
2012 Donnhoff Dellchen GG
2012 Donnhoff Felsenberg GG
2012 Donnhoff Hermannshohle GG
I managed to order 3 bottles of JJ Prum but someone beat me to them and the order was not confirmed. I clicked as fast as I could...
by Jay Miller
November 17th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 111
Views: 4801

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Thanksgiving is cancelled this year. Let's see what next year brings. beyond the virtue signaling, why post if you aren't saying 'im drinking x,y, or z.'? as far as myself, ill be opening some peter michael chard. I don't read that as virtue signaling at all, more looking for sympathy for an inabil...
by Jay Miller
November 17th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 111
Views: 4801

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

What’s the strategy with guests coming over who don’t appreciate/know anything about wine. Do you give them the house red/white and keep a special bottle in the kitchen?? Our do you just ball out and everyone gets the good wine as it’s a holiday? I open good but not rare wine that I know my relativ...
by Jay Miller
November 17th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 564
Views: 41420

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 6:48 am
2002 is horrid
Agreed.
by Jay Miller
November 17th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 47
Views: 1986

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)

I don't care much either way but voted no as I have a marginal preference for the larger pool of potential sellers.
by Jay Miller
November 17th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 564
Views: 41420

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

When did Pape Clement go dark? I have really enjoyed several older versions, then inexplicably found a 2003 in my cellar and opened it. I know it was 03 and all, but...wtf?! 98 was a transitional vintage, I still liked it but it was shifting modern. 2000+ were definitely not my thing. I've never tr...
by Jay Miller
November 17th, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 142
Views: 13695

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

I'm now considering if it would be considered bad form to bring a pecan pie down to the concierge desk with just one slice missing. What do people think?
by Jay Miller
November 16th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Podere Santa Marie Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 0
Views: 117

2007 Podere Santa Marie Brunello di Montalcino

Pleasant enough. Good, fruit, recognizable as sangiovese. Lots of far less expensive Chiantis I'd rather drink.

Enjoyable with steak. Maybe it's the vintage that makes it so anonymous? I also ordered a 2006 to try in my search for some new Brunellos I'd like so I'll find out.
by Jay Miller
November 16th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2636

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. Interesting. I’ve always in...
by Jay Miller
November 16th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 142
Views: 13695

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

I'm so bummed that I won't get to make one this year. Since our family Thanksgiving will be over Zoom I would eat far more of it than I should.
by Jay Miller
November 16th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2636

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.
by Jay Miller
November 13th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1605
Views: 107879

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Last Saturday - Etienne Calsac l'Echappee Belle, I love the style of this Champagne
by Jay Miller
November 12th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Wine Package from SommSelect
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Thanksgiving Wine Package from SommSelect

Yao C wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Just curious; how much are they charging?
It's $199

Not especially impressed. The Cubillo is good wine but not exactly hard to come by.
by Jay Miller
November 12th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 11/8 @ 2PM EST : Bodegas Faustino Gonzalez Virtual Sherry Tasting for INT. SHERRY WEEK
Replies: 26
Views: 762

Re: 11/8 @ 2PM EST : Bodegas Faustino Gonzalez Virtual Sherry Tasting for INT. SHERRY WEEK

How did the virtual tasting go? I was very sorry to have to miss it.
by Jay Miller
November 11th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Hi David,

Just got 2 bottles in from Benchmark and I was wondering how much air you gave it before that note? Pnp? Open for 3 days?
I gave the 2012 about 2 hours. A splash decant would probably be sufficient as well.
Thanks!
by Jay Miller
November 11th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben

Hi David,

Just got 2 bottles in from Benchmark and I was wondering how much air you gave it before that note? Pnp? Open for 3 days?
by Jay Miller
November 10th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1336

Re: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?

While I haven't abandoned it entirely as it's one of Arnold's favorite foods I have stopped ordering it if it's just for myself. For reasons mentioned above.
by Jay Miller
November 10th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 123
Views: 7361

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

I have been meeting to circle back to this thread and just forgot about it recently. I am still not 100% back with my sense of smell. The pallet seems good, but I’m not picking up a lot of the nuances from the sense of smell that I used to have. I seem to also do much better with higher ass at wine...
by Jay Miller
November 10th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Drouhin VR Petits Monts
Replies: 19
Views: 1015

Re: TN: 1999 Drouhin VR Petits Monts

c fu wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 12:12 am
what are some WOW vintages of this wine? I don't feel like i've ever been blown away by it.
1993 for one.
by Jay Miller
November 7th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giving up drinking for the rest of the year.
Replies: 23
Views: 1601

Re: Giving up drinking for the rest of the year.

K N Haque wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 8:05 am
"Let's eat Grandma!"
"Let's eat, Grandma!"

Punctuation saves lives.
Exactly. No one wants a panda that eats, shoots, and leaves.
by Jay Miller
November 6th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10871

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Not really election related other than discussion making its way into the call but last night we had our monthly zoom tasting and drank: 1996 Mittnacht-Klack Muscat D'Alsace Kronenberg 1997 C. von Schubert Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Spatlese (AP 5) IL CENSO 2015 Njuro (Perricone) LE RAGNAIE 2004 Bru...
by Jay Miller
November 6th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!
Replies: 24
Views: 1480

Re: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!

hmmm, I'm thinking that this thread is awfully slim because other people think like me: if I shout out on the board to my local guy that other people don't know about, I'll be bummed when they go there and create more competition for all the hard to find wines. I mean I'm happy to share, but being ...
by Jay Miller
November 6th, 2020, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10871

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Not really election related other than discussion making its way into the call but last night we had our monthly zoom tasting and drank: 1996 Mittnacht-Klack Muscat D'Alsace Kronenberg 1997 C. von Schubert Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Spatlese (AP 5) IL CENSO 2015 Njuro (Perricone) LE RAGNAIE 2004 Brun...
by Jay Miller
November 5th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?
Replies: 46
Views: 2967

Re: Is it too early to bring up Berserker Day 2021?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 10:36 am
Curtis Chen wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 10:12 am
Looking forward to trying something from Goodfellow. Been reading tons of praise on their Pinots (and not just on this forum).
Don't skip the chards either
Damn, you beat me to it.

Anyway, we need BDay soon. I'm running low on olive oil.
by Jay Miller
November 4th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 22
Views: 2203

Re: TN: 2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)

Interesting note - "Lives up to the hype, and then some. On par with the brilliant 2008 Dom Perignon and Cristal". I've had the 08 Dom a few times and the Cristal twice and I'd certainly give them more than the 93 points you did, unless that is for current tasting and not future potential. Must ......
by Jay Miller
November 4th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Geriatric Cellar Planning
Replies: 70
Views: 3752

Re: Geriatric Cellar Planning

Put another way, if I died tomorrow, I don't think all the wine that I hadn't drunk yet was a waste or a big mistake -- I enjoyed everything about the hobby, and I'm glad I've participated in it. These are words of wisdom. Anybody want to be a beneficiary in my will? Laura and I have no kids, niece...
by Jay Miller
November 4th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10871

Re: Election Day Drinking...

How's it doing? I found it a bit ripe on release and am hoping it might be settling down as I still have one bottle. I think I liked it better when ripe. Hoping it picks up weight with air. Never fired as special Jay. Ah well, that's 2020 for you. After seeing this morning's lack of results I reall...

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