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by Jay Miller
February 18th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Meulenhof Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese Alte Reben
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: TN: 2017 Meulenhof Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese Alte Reben

Thanks David, Any idea how the 2012 is doing these days? I have a bunch of that.
by Jay Miller
February 16th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 112
Views: 10229

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

Funny that it was side-by-side with Voge, and you preferred it to the Xavier, the former being a wine that is generally more ripe and polished than what I want in Northern Rhone syrah. I have not had the 13, however. Have you had the 13 Xavier? I suspect vintage had a lot to do with it. This was my...
by Jay Miller
February 15th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 336
Views: 14514

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

January - purchased 9, consumed 7 Beginning: 644 Goal: 600 Current 628 This might not look like success but I take solace in not having bought a single bottle of wine on BDay despite multiple temptations. And all 9 purchases were "special circumstances". Some Drouhin I agreed to purchase from a fri...
by Jay Miller
February 15th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double decant question
Replies: 34
Views: 930

Re: Double decant question

Sorry if im using words incorrectly, never done that before !! Im opening a big 16 cab that i know will take some time to open up to be drinkable. Now i know a lot of people would say thats a bad idea but i love young wines and i have multiple bottles and i want to understand the wine young so i ca...
by Jay Miller
February 14th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 104
Views: 3183

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

Anyone has experience with Joseph Drouhin Clos des Chenes ? Tiny plot of only 0.25 Ha, so not much wine around. But I would think Drouhin’s house style would be perfect for Volnay. There is quite a lot of variation within Clos des Chenes, in so far as some of it, towards Monthélie, is quite windy a...
by Jay Miller
February 14th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINEBID-Is this auction wine a BUY?
Replies: 16
Views: 1453

Re: WINEBID-Is this auction wine a BUY?

"91Robert M. Parker Jr.
..aged in 100% new oak, with fabulous ripeness and richness, as well as an amazingly long, opulent, fleshy finish. The wine is immensely seductive and full bodied."

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Just my palate of course...
by Jay Miller
February 14th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 104
Views: 3183

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

Watching a video old man De Montille dancing around a restaurant joyful that terrorists had destroyed the World Trade Centers on 9/11, because we deserved it, put me off this producer forever. The D'Angerville and Pousse d'Or wines are extra beautiful. I remember reading about his comments after 9/...
by Jay Miller
February 13th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 104
Views: 3183

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

PCLIN wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 1:05 am
Anyone has experience with Joseph Drouhin Clos des Chenes ? Tiny plot of only 0.25 Ha, so not much wine around. But I would think Drouhin’s house style would be perfect for Volnay.
Haven't had it in ages but I loved several late '90s bottles I tried on release.
by Jay Miller
February 12th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 130
Views: 2300

Re: Diam corks?

Recorking would not be a true comparison. I have wines finished with DIAM back to the 2008 vintage in my cellar. So far so good. that's encouraging. I've had only good experiences with diam but a friend did report to me that a producer he visited had been experimenting with them and claimed his win...
by Jay Miller
February 12th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How to make Zuni Cafe’s Roast Chicken With Bread Salad -- SF Chronicle Article
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: How to make Zuni Cafe’s Roast Chicken With Bread Salad -- SF Chronicle Article

Love the recipe. It's my standard for roast chicken (though I skip the bread salad).
by Jay Miller
February 12th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys offer
Replies: 50
Views: 3526

Re: Rhys offer

I would try both Alpine wines - Pinot and Chard. They are the prototypical Rhys wines. This is very palate dependent. While I dropped off the list years ago (due to trying to reduce my wine buying) the Alpine Pinot was consistently my least favorite. Always loved the Horseshoe. Though reading the d...
by Jay Miller
February 12th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Any Tea Aficionados Out There?
Replies: 140
Views: 7442

Re: Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

Hum! Don't know that plantation, Jay. What makes it stand out for you? Depending on answer, I might try to get my trusted source here in Toronto to try to source it...I'm sure she'd be able to... It has a lovely delicate smooth palate with rich undertones. I'm sure there are many just as good but I...
by Jay Miller
February 11th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Any Tea Aficionados Out There?
Replies: 140
Views: 7442

Re: Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

In case anyone is interested my favorite 2nd flush Darjeeling is back in stock at teagschwender:

https://shop.tgtea.com/store/search.asp?keyword=phuguri*

The site doesn't show it but this is the second flush FTGFOP1
by Jay Miller
February 11th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 66
Views: 4253

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Lopez de Heredia rosado. Barely any of the most recent vintage (2008) came into the Seattle area. my usual local retail source couldn't get any (even though I buy a bunch of RLdH through him). Finally found a different source who got all of 1 case. One bottle per person limit. Michael How much was ...
by Jay Miller
February 11th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: Tribeca lunch recommendation

What about Racines? I've heard the new chef has been killing it and we all know the wine list is fantastic. I'm also a fan of Frenchette and Augustine as well. But Racines is right down the street from CSW. I don't think Racines is open for lunch? I know it has been talked about. They've talked abo...
by Jay Miller
February 11th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Attn NYC residents
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: Attn NYC residents

B Thorne wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Why would they even do this? Seems strange. Maybe im missing something.
remember, part of deBlasio's platform when he ran for mayor was to ban carriage horses. thankfully he failed, hopefully this will fail as well.
by Jay Miller
February 11th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3510

Re: My first Keller gmax

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 7:08 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 6:46 am
$1000+ a bottle, minuscule production...

Yep, that’s a wine to focus on.;)
Rarer even than an LV handbag. [stirthepothal.gif]
At least it tastes better.
by Jay Miller
February 8th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3510

Re: My first Keller gmax

I am sqrt(-1) on this Imagine that... Well played. 2006 sucks in Germany for Trocken Riesling However Keller did best of all in this discipline The 2006 G Max is great, but not 2000$ great. Actually the Morstein is better, IMO The amazing 2006 Morstein GG sent me on a quest to buy their Morstein GG...
by Jay Miller
February 8th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 99
Views: 7736

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Joshua Kates wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Picked up an '86 Laberdolive Bas-Armagnac when in NYC December. Not cheap, but the extreme age intersects with the extreme rusticity in a wonderful way.
I love the vintage Laberdolives.
by Jay Miller
February 8th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 119
Views: 2740

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Please tell me you don’t add mayo to your tuna salad. I despise tuna salad. No I don’t unless it homemade mayo from my EVOO, normally it’s tuna, a small amount of finely diced onion and celery like a tsp each, EVOO, salt and pepper. I do love a toasted baguette half with a layer of homemade mayo or...
by Jay Miller
February 8th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3510

Re: My first Keller gmax

For me the greatest white wines are just as great as the greatest reds. If not more so.

Not that I'd pay $2K for any bottle of wine unless I win the lottery...
by Jay Miller
February 8th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 119
Views: 2740

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Since I got such great response to my olive oil question I'll also ask for "best uses" on the white tuna and the ventresca.

My first thought is to simply serve as is or perhaps with some of the olive oil?
by Jay Miller
February 7th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Attn NYC residents
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Attn NYC residents

Just got this email warning URGENT ACTION NEEDED! NYC Council Member Carlina Rivera has introduced a bill (Intro. 1378) that would ban the sale of foie gras in New York City. This bill unfairly targets well regulated, USDA inspected family farms; limits food choice for New Yorkers; and endangers the...
by Jay Miller
February 7th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?

'00, '04, and '08 Bourg did not drink at same good level as their Poyeux counterpart when drank within 10 years of vintage. However, I expect the Bourg to be better than the Poyeux (even as great as the Poyeux will likely turn out to be) with 20+ years of cellar time. My small sample experience is ...
by Jay Miller
February 7th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?

Alan Rath wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 10:45 am
Jump on all the 10s you can get, in particular Poyeux. Bourg was not nearly as interesting in 10 when I tasted them side by side.
almost always the case.
by Jay Miller
February 6th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine
Replies: 63
Views: 2179

Re: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine

Young CVNE is pretty oaky these days (since the mid-90s) so that might depend on the palate preferences of the people in the competition.
by Jay Miller
February 6th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have a glass problem: Zalto - WS - Now JR
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: I have a glass problem: Zalto - WS - Now JR

David Glasser wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 4:57 am
Your problem is crystal clear. It stems from your base instinct to bowl everyone over. No amount of polishing will restore your spotless reputation until you shatter that obsession. You can do it, the glass is half full, but your head may swirl in the process.
Rim shot.
by Jay Miller
February 6th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Good Tuesday, vII: '08 Dom Perignon, '12 Re, '93 Raffault Chenin, '85 Leoville Barton, '00 Cuchet Beliando Cornas
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: TN: A Good Tuesday, vII: '08 Dom Perignon, '12 Re, '93 Raffault Chenin, '85 Leoville Barton, '00 Cuchet Beliando Cor

I opened my only bottle of that 1993 O. Raffault at sfJoe's wake some years ago. Liked it a lot but it didn't convince me to move my chenin buying away from the usual suspects. Sounds like a fine dinner though after rereading I'm pretty sure my original assumption that Brad K meant Brad Kane (who be...
by Jay Miller
February 4th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

It's only fair that milllenials should ruin wine, I seem to recall articles claiming the same for each of the previous generations as well. They deserve their chance. Meanwhile, put paid to any notion that baby boomers were monolithically lucky in their birth time. As a late boomer who graduated int...
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Equipo Navazos Jerez-Xérès-Sherry La Bota de Palo Cortado Nº 21
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: TN: N.V. Equipo Navazos Jerez-Xérès-Sherry La Bota de Palo Cortado Nº 21

The 21 is one of my all time favorite Equipo Navazos wines. I still have one left. Happy to read about others enjoying these and your experience with leaving open. Thanks! Yes, these wines are wonderfully complex and I am enjoying a glass every week or so as I enjoy it...it's just as complex, not q...
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)
Replies: 18
Views: 441

Re: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)

Sh@n A wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 11:29 am
2000 Pontet-Canet easily secured WOTN
What was the competition?
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Jim Anderson wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 12:07 pm
I forwarded this to one of the many millennials that works for me. He is the most classic millennial of the bunch. This was his response:

"As a fellow Avocado Toast connoisseur, ...
Poor guy, he'll never be able to buy a house.
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk about Sherry
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: Let's talk about Sherry

Typically, no. But I'm always happy to be pleasantly surprised. And this wasn't bad though much more interesting on the nose than on the palate. Wouldn't be the first time that a wine which wasn't meant to age turned into something special. Wasn't the first one didn't either. And I've never had any...
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Equipo Navazos Jerez-Xérès-Sherry La Bota de Palo Cortado Nº 21
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: TN: N.V. Equipo Navazos Jerez-Xérès-Sherry La Bota de Palo Cortado Nº 21

The 21 is one of my all time favorite Equipo Navazos wines. I still have one left. Happy to read about others enjoying these and your experience with leaving open. Thanks!
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk about Sherry
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: Let's talk about Sherry

Great thread! I really enjoy the entire line up of Bodegas Hidalgo wines, the Wellington Palo Cortado in particular. When someone asked me at this dinner about good values in sherry the VOS Wellington was the first thing that came to mind. I know at least one board member who will disagree but I li...
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1805
Views: 144607

Re: Steak Porn

Brian Tuite wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 7:50 am
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Here’s the steak after a reverse sear with some duck fat roasted potatoes and maitake mushrooms.
Gravity defying even!
I still have yet to master having my photos post right side up.
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk about Sherry
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: Let's talk about Sherry

Finally got a chance to type this up. Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino Seco (a bottle from the 60s or early 70s) Very nice nose, showing a touch old for me. But very interesting to try. B-/B With your experience do you typically find fino sherry or any sherry for this argument positively developing in ...
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk about Sherry
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: Let's talk about Sherry

I have a note on something called something like Laboratory 63 ? Anyone have the complete name on that? I obviously wasn't fixing autocorrect at that point so I have no idea what it really is. Here's what my note ended up as: Vesicular,fireside wine, warming,vivid oil painting of a wine. Vesicular?...
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk about Sherry
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: Let's talk about Sherry

Finally got a chance to type this up. Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino Seco (a bottle from the 60s or early 70s) Very nice nose, showing a touch old for me. But very interesting to try. B-/B Manzanilla Soldera en Rama Saca de Primavera 2017 Spring bottling Lush, slight fresh grassy nose, a bit light but...
by Jay Miller
February 1st, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 119
Views: 2740

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Jeff Vaughan wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 9:22 am
I use it on salads/dressings, pasta, bread dipping, on my eggs at breakfast, veggies, drizzled on smoked salmon.
On eggs? This caught my eye as something I never thought to try. Do you just drizzle it over a sunny side up?
by Jay Miller
January 31st, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Musar
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: TN: 1991 Musar

'91 is indeed a superb vintage of Musar and along with the '99 perhaps the best Musar vintage in the '90s. What about '95? As much as I love '99, I think '95 is better. It's been a while since I've had one, though, and they are definitely different styles. I love it though unlike the '99 I think it...
by Jay Miller
January 31st, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Haven't those durn millenials gotten off my lawn yet? Grr, well I'll just wait them out. That's sure to work. anyway, I certainly wasn't spending the equivalent of $40+ for a bottle of wine on any regular sort of basis until I was well into my late 40s (I did buy some 1985 Bordeaux futures when I wa...
by Jay Miller
January 31st, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 119
Views: 2740

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

What do all of you use the olive oil for? I usually go through about one bottle of good olive oil a year (as opposed for stuff used for sauteeing) so I'm having trouble figuring out what to do with 6 other than to use as gifts.
by Jay Miller
January 31st, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: London Eateries?
Replies: 24
Views: 493

Re: London Eateries?

Borough Market is quite the wonderland for food. Drop into Neal's Yard Dairy to buy some farmhouse British and Irish cheese with top quality bread, butter and relish for a simple dinner-a-deux once you get tired of eating out. Make sure you wet your whistle with a quick pint at one of the Borough p...
by Jay Miller
January 31st, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)
Replies: 18
Views: 441

Re: NYC last minute Bordeaux offline (tomorrow 1/31 midtown)

If the weather was 30 degrees warmer...
by Jay Miller
January 30th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Wines
Replies: 43
Views: 2167

Re: Burgundy Wines

I'll add that if you have the option of attending tastings that would be the best way to find out what producers, vintages, etc. you prefer (or whether you even like the stuff at all).

There are a wide variety of styles in Burgundy. Not everyone likes the same producers.
by Jay Miller
January 30th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for J.J. Prum Collectors...
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Re: Question for J.J. Prum Collectors...

I'll check to see if "The Restaurant at the end of the Universe" allows BYO! The first ten million years of waiting for the Prum offline were the worst. The second ten million years, they were the worst too. The third ten million years I didn't enjoy at all. After that, I went into a bit of a decli...

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