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by Jay Miller
October 11th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10826
Views: 392640

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Clos Roche Blanche Pif is drinking beautifully.
by Jay Miller
October 11th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1433

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

GregT wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 12:03 pm

Or, only sell half of it and just get the bathroom painted and re-grouted. It will look like new!

Hope you're well these days!

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Sorry, I'm coveting a walk in shower with a rainforest showerhead.

Considering the events of the last few months I'm doing remarkably well!
by Jay Miller
October 11th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1433

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Most auction houses I have dealt with have a minimum value for consignments. If the total value is >$5k, I believe K&L will accept it at a 15% commission (10% if >$10k). I’ve sold through K&L and Winebid, and both worked fine. I’d opt for K&L going forward. My recollection is that K&L does not take...
by Jay Miller
October 11th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1433

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Can you explain why you won’t drink the wine? The fact that it is worth more than you paid makes you not want to drink it? Sounds like a good therapy topic !! Lots of reasons. I remember when I opened a perfectly lovely 2000 Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze a few years ago. When I later checked pri...
by Jay Miller
October 11th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1433

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Thank you all! Especially Andy who was concerned that Nathan would not be present given my request.
by Jay Miller
October 11th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1433

Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

I'm thinking of unloading a smallish amount (4 cases or so) of wine which has appreciated beyond where I feel comfortable drinking it and where I feel no particular emotional attachment to the bottles in question. Plus some wine which may not come around in my lifetime like my 1996 Gouges. Do auctio...
by Jay Miller
October 11th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1472

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

2004 is at absolute peak right now -- it's been one of the most enjoyable vintages these last few years. Chave, Allemand, Clape, Sorrel, Jamet are all absolutely outstanding. Don't be ridiculous. Parker said it was an inferior vintage in the N. Rhone so you must be mistaken. I miss the days when he...
by Jay Miller
October 11th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1472

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

That so-called rule of 15 seemed to have worked well for the 2004 Allemand Reynard. I will look to consume one of mine from the remote storage. 2004 is at absolute peak right now -- it's been one of the most enjoyable vintages these last few years. Chave, Allemand, Clape, Sorrel, Jamet are all abso...
by Jay Miller
October 10th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2005 Drouhin Les Baudes That will be a fantastic wine when mature. I love the Drouhin Baudes. How many more years do you think? The few '05s 1er I've tried seem to need another decade... was hoping this could be an early maturing one.. I'm not planning to touch any 05s for at least another 5 years....
by Jay Miller
October 10th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18298

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

I didn't even think about cheese. Might be a good idea to stock up on Parmigiano Reggiano if prices haven't already jumped in anticipation.
by Jay Miller
October 10th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sh@n A wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 7:35 pm
2005 Drouhin Les Baudes
That will be a fantastic wine when mature. I love the Drouhin Baudes.
by Jay Miller
October 9th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: NYC proposed foie gras ban
Replies: 3
Views: 242

NYC proposed foie gras ban

If you think this is as idiotic as I do contact your city reps https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Farms-Worry-as-New-York-City-Considers-Foie-Gras-Ban-558778371.html Unfortunately I'm across the river so my opinion doesn't carry much weight. Here's a link to email your council representative: htt...
by Jay Miller
October 9th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 2835

Re: Best Burger in Each State

Adam Frisch wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Whaaat, you don't like Shake Shack? Don't think I've ever heard anyone say that before.
I've never been a big fan of the burgers (and the french fries define mediocrity). But I like their Shackago Dog a lot and now their chicken sandwich. And the concretes.
by Jay Miller
October 9th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1472

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

How long ago was it “cheap” and roughly what was it going for? It was never cheap but when I started buying the Chaillot was around $40 and the Reynard $60. As recently as the 2014 (the last vintage I bought since 2015 pricing was way above my comfort level) I got the Chaillot for $115 and, I think...
by Jay Miller
October 9th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1472

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

Yes he is but I miss the days when almost no one knew that.
If some of the money from the new pricing is going to him that’s some consolation though.
by Jay Miller
October 8th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 71
Views: 2620

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

I've had a fair amount of fantastic Champagne this year but I don't even have to think about this one.

2004 Vilmart Coeur du Champagne (magnum)
by Jay Miller
October 8th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18298

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

The most expensive bottles in my incoming case are a Port and a Sherry (both over 14%). Despite David's pessimism I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the importer will manage to convince them to exempt them from the tariff and only pay on the Germans and Loires.
by Jay Miller
October 7th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Musar
Replies: 37
Views: 1689

Re: My First Musar

I'd also like to put in a good word for the 2000. Jay H. opened one next to the 1999 earlier this year and while the 1999 is gorgeous with plenty of further upside I gave a marginal nod to the 2000 for current drinking. A lighter vintage to be sure but no less captivating.
by Jay Miller
October 4th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18298

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

People have been asking whether this is a brief, one-time $7.5 Billion or annual. The Office of the United States Trade Representative issued a press release that says it is annual. The award of $7.5 billion annually is by far the largest award in WTO history—nearly twice the largest previous award...
by Jay Miller
October 4th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18298

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

Stuff about tariffs: The tariffs max out at $7.5 billion. They are not just on wine. Scotch, screwdrivers (the metal kind), suits from Savile Row and a whole lot more are included. Although the tariffs are only 10% on much of the machine tooling coming from Germany, everything else is 25%. In theor...
by Jay Miller
October 3rd, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 548

Re: Orlando

Victor Hong wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 3:04 pm
Guy Fieri has a "restaurant" in Orlando.
FIFY [stirthepothal.gif]
by Jay Miller
October 3rd, 2019, 3:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18298

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

Damn. I ah e a case pending shipment from London that will cost a lot more,than I expected. At least the bottl of Sherry gets in free.
by Jay Miller
September 30th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America

I would imagine Pete Wells article about best pizza in NYC caused an uptick in business ?? I'm definitely going before the year is over. If by an uptick in business you mean it went from a short/no wait for a table to lines going around the corner then yes. Fortunately it's still easy to get take o...
by Jay Miller
September 30th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America

Saw a tweet from James Beard about this organization out of Naples and their Top 50 Pizzeria's in North America. Razza in NJ takes the top spot for North America. It makes for some good reading and debate. Looks like I have a lot of places I need to check out. Calling Mike P.... https://www.50toppi...
by Jay Miller
September 30th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg

Bottles are about 3/4 inch longer than other German bottles, no big deal for me. Love the wines, 4th most populous in the cellar from a very short start. Hmmm...I will have to check when I get home. I recall them being smaller than some of the standard GG bottles. They are too tall to fit in my hom...
by Jay Miller
September 29th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg

I love, love, love their wines. Hate, hate, hate their bottles.
by Jay Miller
September 29th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 558
Views: 28466

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Peter Hirsch wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Hit my yearly reduction target with 3 months to go. Gonna reduce more and then go for another 5% reduction next year...
Well done!
by Jay Miller
September 29th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 558
Views: 28466

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

It’s all Mark’s fault.

+14 at the Heritage auction (though 7 of those were half bottles)
Opened 6.

+8 for the month which puts me at 610 or 10 over target.
by Jay Miller
September 29th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

Brad Kane wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 9:07 pm
That's it? We had a Grand Cru jeebus! Where are the other wine notes? neener
I didn’t take notes so I’m doing things from memory. I already posted on the Churchill.
by Jay Miller
September 29th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: TN: 2007 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagnei tried to sh

I had wanted to split a case when the this came out but all my friends wanted to wait on the 08 so I still haven’t tried it. And now that I’ve spent most of my wine budget for,the year I might not for a while.
by Jay Miller
September 28th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Jay, I've brought 94 Ducru and 94 Leoville Barton to NY within the past 5 years or so and you have remarked upon them. I guess they were not memorable enough.
Oops
by Jay Miller
September 27th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sigh, I was so close to the end of the month and then I had to be tempted by an unsold lot in the Heritage Auction.

1x375 1972 Alexis Lichine/P.Engel
1x750 1972 Grivot Clos Vougeot
6x375 1972 Alexis Lichine/Mongeard Mugneret
by Jay Miller
September 27th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 1600

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Anton D wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 10:57 am

Hey, a man's gotta have his toast. (Too bad he will now never be able to retire.)
Now we know the real reason Victor rents instead of owning. All his money went on avocado toast [oops.gif]
by Jay Miller
September 27th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

1994 isn’t a vintage for everyone but I like them quite a bit. I haven’t had this wine but have liked LLC, La Mission, Angelus, Latour and especially Haut Brion (which was just over $50 on futures, BTW!). We did a 1994 dinner about 20 years ago at the late lamented Inside restaurant and Haut Brion ...
by Jay Miller
September 26th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 16
Views: 948

TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (9/26/2019) Decanted for about 2 hours and consumed over the course of another 2. My first 1994 in about a decade and if others are this good I'll have to try and pay more attention to the vintage. Beautiful, young, classic Bordeaux just ...
by Jay Miller
September 25th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 136
Views: 9606

Re: 2008 Salon

The package does seem to be selling out everywhere I've seen an offer. I'm mystified as to why anyone would pay that price but it seems Salon made the right call.
by Jay Miller
September 24th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Various lots from Mark Golodetz's cellar, including Drouhin across multiple vintages, including Clos des Mouches 89, 90, 91 and 93, and Hudelot Noellot Mergers from 99 and 05. And 97 Fonseca Port, because I'm certain it's awesome, even though I won't open any for many years. Tell me when you take p...
by Jay Miller
September 23rd, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 558
Views: 28466

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Dale Bowers wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 7:22 pm
Don’t ask
Do tell...
by Jay Miller
September 23rd, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill (France, Champagne)
Replies: 2
Views: 247

TN: 2004 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill (France, Champagne)

2004 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill - France, Champagne (9/23/2019) Three months ago a bottle was tight and shut down. Yesterday a second bottle from the same purchase is open for business. Puzzling, but I'm not complaining. Quite reminiscent of a recent 2006 it shows yellow fruit,...
by Jay Miller
September 21st, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1979 and 1981 Giscours
by Jay Miller
September 21st, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

I would like to thank everyone who helped ensure that I only won one lot of 5 bottles. For a while I was looking at over two cases worth.
by Jay Miller
September 21st, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 558
Views: 28466

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I have been really good. Honest, I have. In the year since I declared here that my days of buying recent-vintage age-worthy reds was over, I have a perfect record, save for a few 2014 bdx halves -- halves being the one exception I allowed myself when I made the solemn vow. Even in the categories I ...
by Jay Miller
September 20th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7119

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Okay, you people have only one day (i'm bidding in the 9/21 auction not the 9/20 auction) to outbid me and save me from severe embarrassment on the Inventory Reduction thread.
by Jay Miller
September 19th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block
Replies: 31
Views: 2418

Re: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block

Nick Ryan wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Never was a fan of Vincent's reds but they are poured often at a local wineshop... so hopefully Pierre can do better.
though to be fair his whites were much better. and his reds were quite good in 1999.
by Jay Miller
September 19th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 613
Views: 65075

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

$35/bottle at Manhatta (but it is a no tipping restaurant so that comes out to effectively about $29)
by Jay Miller
September 19th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Almost Great and Hideously Undrinkable
Replies: 16
Views: 2075

Re: Almost Great and Hideously Undrinkable

Paul Jaouen wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 7:22 am
I don’t understand why Somms continue to push natural wines when so many are so bad.
I don't understand why many push natural wines regardless of whether they are good or bad. There are so many good ones out there...
by Jay Miller
September 18th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 136
Views: 9606

Re: 2008 Salon

I'm amazed that anyone would pay that price for a notoriously inconsistent wine but I assume they know their market?
by Jay Miller
September 18th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: TN: 1999 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes

More and more reports of 1999s starting to drink well. Very promising.
by Jay Miller
September 18th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: 2019 La Fete du Champagne

Well, I caved and signed up for the Grand Tasting. Hopefully my alcohol capacity will have recovered further by then.
by Jay Miller
September 17th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Blood Sausage
Replies: 31
Views: 1032

Re: Blood Sausage

Maybe I've never had a good example but the ones I've had never did anything for me. I'll still try it if it gets put in front of me but I never have more than a bite or two.

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