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by Jay Miller
December 12th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes: The “naughty truth” about wine tasting
Replies: 22
Views: 1327

Re: Forbes: The “naughty truth” about wine tasting

Paul McCourt wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 1:37 pm
This was a particularly stupid article ...
Says it all really.
by Jay Miller
December 12th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Should I pre-salt my Flannery hanger steaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Should I pre-salt my Flannery hanger steaks?

Joe Chanley wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 11:32 am
Chris Blum wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 9:24 am
I don’t know why you wouldn’t. In general, I either salt them at least 3 hours in advance or I wait until I’m cooking.
This, for every steak
Yes, I always try and salt the day before regardless of cut.
by Jay Miller
December 12th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks
Replies: 47
Views: 1748

Re: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks

From my own experience a great wine maker and from all accounts a great person.
by Jay Miller
December 12th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Egon Muller pricing
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: Egon Muller pricing

I'm guessing that is factoring tariff additions into the price
by Jay Miller
December 12th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 727
Views: 37184

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

Well folks, you're likely to be seeing the beginning of the end of Veleta. I am trying to figure it out, but there is no way that I can import my own Olive oil and pay a 100% VAT. I am having a really hard time processing so tread lightly. Oh Nola, I'm so sorry to hear this! Can the business surviv...
by Jay Miller
December 12th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3290

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Hey guys I am not sure why this thread has gotten derailed. Anyway I appreciate people making effort to arrange offline. It is not easy. It is because of their hard work that I have had the opportunity to attend some amazing events. Agree on both counts. As someone who organized a fair number of of...
by Jay Miller
December 11th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3290

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Not sure about Jay's question on where NYC offlines have disappeared to comes from. I probably go to two or three a month but I know some folks who average more like two a week. I feel Jonathan's pain. Organizing can be a pain in the ass with last minute cancellations. I think once you have pretty ...
by Jay Miller
December 11th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 142
Views: 7840

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Very excited that Fred Scherrer will be participating for the first time! We've got quite a few newbies that have come from personal recommendations this year, which makes it more interesting than the big 10 last year!!!! Well, there goes my buying hiatus. I have come to peace with the idea that a ...
by Jay Miller
December 11th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 142
Views: 7840

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 9:40 am
Very excited that Fred Scherrer will be participating for the first time! We've got quite a few newbies that have come from personal recommendations this year, which makes it more interesting than the big 10 last year!!!!
Well, there goes my buying hiatus.
by Jay Miller
December 11th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Please critique my Bangkok itinerary
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Please critique my Bangkok itinerary

Yes, street food is a given :)
by Jay Miller
December 11th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Please critique my Bangkok itinerary
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Please critique my Bangkok itinerary

Our last year's vacation got pushed to January due to my surgery and we're thinking of Thailand since the weather is relatively clement that time of year and I can get us there on (economy class) miles. We only have about a week unfortunately, arriving midnight on 1/17 and leaving the morning of 1/2...
by Jay Miller
December 10th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine to Pair with Caviar?
Replies: 50
Views: 1746

Re: Best Wine to Pair with Caviar?

... All of this talk is making me want to buy more Champagne though... So something good came of the thread. I was going to pile on with the BdeB suggestion but I can't believe I've never tried it with Muscadet. Sounds like a fantastic match. I guess I drink Muscadet more often than I eat caviar :)
by Jay Miller
December 10th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru
Replies: 18
Views: 1067

Re: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru

Surprisingly the 98 is great from magnum now - very stable, open a couple of days. By contrast, last time out (6 months ago) 1999 much more structural and requiring time, if not the absolute brute it was 5 years ago... While I haven't had this ever 1998 I've opened in the last few years has been dr...
by Jay Miller
December 9th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3290

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Where have all the big New York City Offlines disappeared to, you ask? Well, let's see. Abooboo left town. Then Leo left town. I got old and I have enough wine dinners without having to figure out a way to meet all the rest of you. Mark whose last name I forget (Franks? of the Lugeresque dinners) g...
by Jay Miller
December 9th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12271
Views: 589895

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Etienne Calsac NV Champagne Brut Rose de Craie - this wasn't poured at La Fete so I'm curious to try it since I loved everything they poured.

Etienne Calsac NV Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs L'Echappee Belle - this was one of the Champagnes I loved.
by Jay Miller
December 6th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 142
Views: 7840

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Andrew Demaree wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Any chance Fred Scherrer would be interested?
That would be fantastic.
by Jay Miller
December 6th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 51
Views: 2359

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Lots of good suggestions. I'll add Scherrer Cabernets to the list as well.
by Jay Miller
December 5th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 43
Views: 2293

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

I have only been to the Verticals once. The downside to it is the room was much smaller than for the GT and there was much less food than at the GT. It just was not nearly as much fun. The biggest upside to the Verticals the one time I went was that I met a really generous wine collector from NJ wh...
by Jay Miller
December 5th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 24
Views: 1274

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

I ask about the "plat d'exception" and I am informed that a "plat" is a plate, I get a visual aid of two hands forming a circle. I give up the the veal. Lol, reminds me of a coffee truck near my office which I tried once. I asked what the single origin coffee was and she laboriously explained that ...
by Jay Miller
December 5th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Marie Courtin, 2004 Cristal
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: TNs: Marie Courtin, 2004 Cristal

Jay, I have had for bottles of it in the past year and it has performed superbly every time. My notes on all of these bottles are logged in CT, too. I should have clarified that I meant producers. At La Fete some 2014s were fantastic (e.g., Marguet) while others (such as my usual favorite Bereche) ...
by Jay Miller
December 5th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from tonight: 97 Chave, 00 Cristal, Chartogne-Tallet
Replies: 22
Views: 814

Re: TNs from tonight: 97 Chave, 00 Cristal, Chartogne-Tallet

Interesting. I’ve had the 97 Chave a few times recently and I’d have called it delicate rather than glossy or polished. I don’t think it’s glossy compared to chave, just compared to other northern Rhône, especially CR/cornas To me “glossy” has a fairly specific connotation, especially in the northe...
by Jay Miller
December 5th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Marie Courtin, 2004 Cristal
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: TNs: Marie Courtin, 2004 Cristal

Jay, I have yet to try the Indulgence. When I get back to the Aube next year, I will taste it if they'll open it for me at the winery. The Eloquence, that wine is fantastic and aside from the 09 Cristal, the 14 Eloquence is my champagne of the year in 2019. Good to know, I haven't tried the 14 and ...
by Jay Miller
December 5th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Marie Courtin, 2004 Cristal
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: TNs: Marie Courtin, 2004 Cristal

As it happens the Resonance is the only Marie Courtin bottling I'm not a fan of. I love all the others, especially the Eloquence and the Indulgence.
by Jay Miller
December 5th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 43
Views: 2293

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

I've only ever been to the Verticals which were well run and a lot of fun. I never had a problem trying everything I wanted to. I've stopped attending since I've mostly stopped buying new release Burgundy (and the one relatively low cost producer I still buy doesn't attend La Paulee). Friends who at...
by Jay Miller
December 5th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Marie Courtin, 2004 Cristal
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: TNs: Marie Courtin, 2004 Cristal

At Pops: Marie Courtin Resonance BdN Lovely nose, very fresh with nice acidity. Nice palate presence. Drinks above its level. 2004 Cristal A little tight and has characteristic acidity of 2004 which I find a bit searing. Some time in bottle will probably help this. Right now the only grand Marque I...
by Jay Miller
December 4th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 142
Views: 7840

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Mattstolz wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 6:06 pm
Also on a serious request note, I would LOVE to see Kelley Fox or Walter Scott in the lineup this year!
I disagree. If Kelley Fox was included then I wouldn't be able resist buying them and I'm trying to refrain from wine purchases.
by Jay Miller
December 3rd, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Arcadian Syrah Robert O. Fleming Cuvée Garys' Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Re: TN: 1999 Arcadian Syrah Robert O. Fleming Cuvée Garys' Vineyard

dcornutt wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 1:11 pm
He is in good form and doing very well.
Very happy to hear it. I was sorry to have missed him on my one trip to Atlanta many years ago.
by Jay Miller
December 3rd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11008
Views: 402812

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Ch. Leoville Poyferre, NYC (11/4/19) From vintages 1966 to 2004 - bottles were consistent in style up until 2000/01, and then veered away to a more obvious modern approach from then on. Drank with 8 fun, friendly local enthusiasts, most with steak mains, vintages 1982, 1990, 1996 and 1966 were my f...
by Jay Miller
December 3rd, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 54
Views: 3965

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 8:38 am
When is the expected arrival on these? The proposed sparkling wine tariffs might be a problem.
My worry as well. All I had ever heard was "sometime in 2020" and I heard that over a year ago.
by Jay Miller
December 3rd, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 727
Views: 37184

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 10:34 am
I would not be shocked to see the list of codes changed, but this is specifically about France's internet services tax, and so adding on other countries would be highly unlikely.
English sparkling wine has gotten quite good you know.
by Jay Miller
December 3rd, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11378

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

I'm going to go with Ridge and Mayacamas. Two producers who have been making great, ageworthy wines for decades and I almost never see notes on them. Jay there is a Ridge-specific thread a gajillion pages long! The bonus is there are lots of pics of bbq also. Remember I posted that over 5 years ago.
by Jay Miller
December 3rd, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 727
Views: 37184

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

Will over 14% wines be included in the new tariffs?
by Jay Miller
December 3rd, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Arcadian Syrah Robert O. Fleming Cuvée Garys' Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Re: TN: 1999 Arcadian Syrah Robert O. Fleming Cuvée Garys' Vineyard

I had no idea! What a great tribute to a erudite and fascinating man. Wish we saw more of him here. Indeed! [cheers.gif] Yea I miss his posts as well. Hope all is well with him. +1. I just overcooked one of his Mama's Pecan Pies last night :(. I blame the dogs, they were barking non stop yesterday ...
by Jay Miller
December 3rd, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting your $$$$$ wines
Replies: 53
Views: 3065

Re: Protecting your $$$$$ wines

I don't wrap my wines but I don't bother removing the wrapping if they come that way either.

Inertia triumphs over all.
by Jay Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 137
Views: 6969

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Having tried both I'll now say that I prefer the Classic to the Spicy. But ymmv of course.

Locally lines have thankfully died down.
by Jay Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Your NYC Reccommendations!
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: Your NYC Reccommendations!

She’s seen Hamilton, Mean Girls, Waitress, Come from Away, Once on This Island, Wicked, Dear EH, wants to see Beetlejuice! How is the current production of Once on this Island? I loved the original production and saw it three times but by the third time it had deteriorated markedly and wasn't very ...
by Jay Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

Yes, I'll wait for details but hope that I can make it. Thanks Robert!
by Jay Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2294
Views: 136908

Re: New York City Restaurants

My wife and I, together with our son and his girlfriend had lunch at Marea today. Our food was fine. At the recommendation of several board members I had the fusilli. It was good. It was $69 for two courses. But the group agreed that overall the experience was meh. The service was distracted and sl...
by Jay Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 6:56 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: 3537

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

The suckling pig needs to be ordered in advance. It will be plenty of food for your group size and you can all pack some to go. And yes, you can alternatively get the Peking Duck... or King Crab even. The King Crab prepared multiple ways is very good but will raise your per person cost significantly.
by Jay Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7623

Re: Black Friday Deals

Zachys has some very good Cyber Monday deals buried in amongst the large number of "we're reducing our price to 20% above our nearest competitor" offers.

I'm trying to avoid any wine purchases this month but I couldn't resist browsing.
by Jay Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 226
Views: 13181

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

Had a great RCR alongside an equally great in an entirely different way Rogue River Blue 2 weeks ago.

An Arethusa Blue was very good but outclassed by its company.
by Jay Miller
November 29th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 38
Views: 1243

Re: Scrambled eggs

When I have time I do it in a double boiler with butter, no milk. These days I add a dash of fish sauce in lieu of salt. Really ups the umami.
by Jay Miller
November 29th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What is your go to cookie recipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: What is your go to cookie recipe?

Heston Blumenthal's Golden Syrup Cookies. The recipe appears in Heston Blumenthal At Home.
by Jay Miller
November 29th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7623

Re: Black Friday Deals

EricE wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 7:47 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 7:02 am
flatiron 15% off
Is there a code for the 15%
I was just about to ask the same question. I don't see the offer on their website.
by Jay Miller
November 29th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes IV
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: A Few Recent Tastes IV

I opened a second bottle of that Meulenhof for Thanksgiving and it was a hit all round. Such a friendly wine.

I'm also surprised how well 2012 Mosels in general seem to be showing these days.
by Jay Miller
November 29th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes V
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: A Few Recent Tastes V

The Willi Schaefer sounds damaged. His ‘97s are generally in a great place now. Thanks for sneaking in the Linden Petit Verdot note. Not damaged, I liked it a lot more than Marc did. Marc - did you miss the Meulenhof and the Clos Vougeot? Edited - never mind I see the Meulenhof listed in a differen...
by Jay Miller
November 29th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31370

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

starting 610. 0 purchased, 8 sold, 8 consumed. 594 remaining. That's below my 600 target but I'm now thinking of a 2020 target of 500 rather than 600. For a short time I had a case purchase of 2008 Champagnes but then I learned that the company I work for is being acquired and I don't know what my j...
by Jay Miller
November 27th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Henri Jouan flagship wine?
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Henri Jouan flagship wine?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 11:57 am
CSD
+1
by Jay Miller
November 27th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...
Replies: 33
Views: 2059

Re: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...

Dale Williams wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 10:55 am
I'm usually happier pouring my own, and at the only places in NYC that charge $10 corkage (usually Chinese restaurants) we open our own as well.
I wouldn't expect wine service.
And most places would have charged corkage per 750.
So you came out way ahead.
+1
by Jay Miller
November 27th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion - and some advisory comments for folks with more than half of a brain
Replies: 25
Views: 881

Re: TN: 1995 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion - and some advisory comments for folks with more than half of a brain

Haven't opened a 1995 for quite a while (Salil was still in NYC as it was at one of the St. Marks Grand Sichuan dinners) but back then it showed well after sitting in the decanter for an hour and going back in the bottle for another 2 hours or so.

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