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by Jay Miller
May 25th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 59
Views: 1454

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

I'm with Rich and some others. Every so often I realize that I haven't had one in a while and make a point to open something. In particular a little over 2 years ago I was talking with Nano about how much I like port and yet I hadn't had one in about 5 years. I decided to make a concerted effort to ...
by Jay Miller
May 23rd, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 88
Views: 3081

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 3:46 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 2:02 pm
I there a remedial reading class available on Zoom? I was waiting and waiting...

Not 5pm eastern, 5pm pacific. Got it.
The title has Pacific AND Eastern times in it neener
What part of needs a remedial reading class did you not understand :)
by Jay Miller
May 23rd, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 88
Views: 3081

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

I there a remedial reading class available on Zoom? I was waiting and waiting...

Not 5pm eastern, 5pm pacific. Got it.
by Jay Miller
May 23rd, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2439
Views: 149833

Re: New York City Restaurants

Ramon C wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 8:38 am
Jay, eat straight from box or did you need to warm up the sandwiches ?
the meats come frozen in vacuum sealed packages and need to be thawed and then heated (they recommend 7 minutes in boiling water). I put the corned beef in the freezer and started on the pastrami.
by Jay Miller
May 23rd, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canon 1982 is open...and corked
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Canon 1982 is open...and corked

So sorry Mark! But Happy Anniversary!
by Jay Miller
May 23rd, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2439
Views: 149833

Re: New York City Restaurants

I ordered the Katz's dinner for 4 and it arrived Thursday. So far: The half sour pickles were very good (there was a choice of sour or half sour), the pastrami was great, the cinnamon babka was terrible (there was a choice of cinnamon or chocolate), the rye bread was good, the mustard was good. Stil...
by Jay Miller
May 22nd, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 317
Views: 13812

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

A warning on 2002 Collier whites. Even worse affected by premox than Huet. I bought 4 back in the day, 3 were shot, one was amazingly gorgeous.
by Jay Miller
May 21st, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 402

Re: French Press recommendation

Have you considered an Aeropress rather than a French Press? I just made the switch this year during lockdown and while I'm still figuring out my preferred coffee/water quantities I'm generally happy with it.
by Jay Miller
May 21st, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 90
Views: 3113

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Granted that I can't recall having had Baudry earlier than 1999 vintage, but I've found aged/matured Rougeard to be crazy good and the experiences are at levels that I've not had in other Loire-based cab franc of the same age, most of which are already good in their own rights. Hi Ramon - if things...
by Jay Miller
May 12th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you ever gone out and purchased every available bottle of a wine?
Replies: 84
Views: 5464

Re: Have you ever gone out and purchased every available bottle of a wine?

Does it count if only one bottle was available? If so, then yes.
by Jay Miller
May 12th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?
Replies: 62
Views: 1878

Re: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?

Which then brings me around to the point of not overlooking the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, which produces wonderful wines. The Selbach 'Rotlay' bottling is amazing, every single year. I have some 2010 Rotlay that I'm waiting on (along with a bunch of 2009 Schmitt). I think I opened one shortly after i go...
by Jay Miller
May 8th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 88
Views: 3081

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, time TBD

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 9:41 am
...I'm not really looking forward to watching a bunch of people EAT while on this session, so I strongly suggest a time that is not during meals...
Awww.
But it makes sense. I suppose.

Please count me in for whatever time gets decided on.
by Jay Miller
May 8th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

I never knew the vintage Rubis has such a high %age of chardonnay as opposed to the regular. Maybe that's why I like it so much :)
by Jay Miller
May 8th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biondi-Santi Riserva vertical
Replies: 19
Views: 1043

Re: Biondi-Santi Riserva vertical

Sounds like an amazing tasting of wines that I love and have the opportunity to taste far too rarely. Glad your group had the opportunity.

Even harder to justify now that I have no idea of when I might be able to open a bottle with other people.
by Jay Miller
May 8th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm worried about John Gilman
Replies: 24
Views: 2529

Re: I'm worried about John Gilman

Greg K wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 7:38 am
John Morris wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 7:36 am
Gilman post re dream.JPG
You mean because the Chambolle is clearly not where Dujac's strength lies?
Or perhaps because he was being unusually cheap in not providing 750s?
by Jay Miller
May 7th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible
Replies: 45
Views: 1963

Re: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible

I've always found Chambers Street's solid, reliable, fast, and accurate (allowing for inevitable minor inventory errors when stock is low). And the search function work. David and Jamie saw the importance of a good website when the opened in 2001. It was miles ahead of anyone's at that point. IIRC ...
by Jay Miller
May 6th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses
Replies: 2
Views: 198

TN: 2002 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses

2002 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru (5/6/2020) Very pretty nose but rather lean on the palate with cherry/cranberry notes. Pleasant but no better. Filled out some with air but never rose above pleasant. I should n...
by Jay Miller
May 6th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Prager Riesling Smaragd Wachstum Bodenstein (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: TN: 2001 Prager Riesling Smaragd Wachstum Bodenstein (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

Thanks Jeff, I love the Bodenstein but have never had the 2001. I'm especially jealous of that $17 pricetag.
by Jay Miller
May 5th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

Scott Brunson wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 4:41 am
I love 08s but I’m letting mine age.
+1

Beautiful vintage but not the time to be drinking.
by Jay Miller
May 4th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Wine Online during the Covid Crisis
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Buying Wine Online during the Covid Crisis

I usually buy wines that I've tried before and have some experience with. Unfortunately a lot of the usual opportunities to try a wide variety of wines (in store tastings, big wine events, large dinners with wine-interested friends) aren't an option at this point in time. However a few weeks ago I r...
by Jay Miller
May 4th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13324
Views: 649667

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1999 von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abstberg Auslese
by Jay Miller
May 3rd, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

Wow, I have never felt the want of access to most of my wine more keenly than now. I wonder if Astor can deliver before Saturday.
by Jay Miller
May 2nd, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13324
Views: 649667

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Steve Brickley wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 11:23 am
Shhhh, don’t tell the people in “monthly check-in, cellar reduction plan” because I am claiming to be on the buying wagon. I kept my two bottle Ridge MB subscription. Last of the big spenders.
J'accuse!
by Jay Miller
May 2nd, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Etienne Calsac Champagne L'échappée Belle Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: TN: NV Etienne Calsac Champagne L'échappée Belle Brut (France, Champagne)

I bought this from Chambers St. but they seem to be all out. It was a "discovery" at the last La Fete du Champagne I attended. By which I mean that a bunch of people on this board urged me to try them and I was smart enough to listen. My notes from that event may be found here: https://www.wineberse...
by Jay Miller
May 2nd, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1352

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

What a great event. Of course with my hearing at one point I wondered who was this Philippe Seurat that caused trouble in Champagne? Eventually I realized she was said phylloxera... newhere Diane - I noticed you asking about the Indulgence. My TN from 2015 read: Indulgence Extra Brut Rose 2011 - wha...
by Jay Miller
May 2nd, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Etienne Calsac Champagne L'échappée Belle Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 7
Views: 243

TN: NV Etienne Calsac Champagne L'échappée Belle Brut (France, Champagne)

NV Etienne Calsac Champagne L'échappée Belle Brut - France, Champagne (5/2/2020) Tried from both the Zalto Champagne and a GGG. Showing much better from the Zalto, more focused nose and the fruit is more concentrated. Seems rougher from the GGG. All future notes are from the Zalto Champagne Hauntin...
by Jay Miller
May 2nd, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Chateau Magdelaine
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: 2002 Chateau Magdelaine

Diane Kessler wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 7:04 am
Too bad, Jay, that Magdelaine and lamb would have been a fantastic pairing. The 2002 is quite good and accessible.
Agreed. I opened a bottle of 2002 last year and it showed very well and much readier than some older vintages.
by Jay Miller
May 1st, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: how covid-19 lead to increased wine buying
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: how covid-19 lead to increased wine buying

Yes, it's become very difficult to remember that I'm trying to keep my inventory down and I don't have big wine dinners to balance buying. Always a good excuse of course. I've been wanting to try the Paetra wines and they have a ridiculous offer. Winebid has been having interesting offerings. I got ...
by Jay Miller
May 1st, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Chateau Magdelaine
Replies: 5
Views: 278

2002 Chateau Magdelaine

Corked. Badly enough that it was no fun to drink but not so horrendously that I didn't keep hoping throughout dinner that "maybe it isn't really TCA and will blow off..."

Dinner is over and the TCA has only gotten worse. Much worse.

Bordeaux with lamb chops seemed like such a good idea.
by Jay Miller
April 30th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An interesting item from the old days...
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: An interesting item from the old days...

Wow, a wonderful piece of history and a nice bit of prescience on your part.
by Jay Miller
April 30th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 3985

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

Regarding '99 Verset in particular. I opened my last 750 about 2 years ago and it was delicious. Despite that I decided to sell the magnum I had given the ridiculous price increases. Before it sold a friend talked me into keeping it so I could open it alongside his magnum of 1999 Allemand Reynard. H...
by Jay Miller
April 30th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Double Cream and Clotted Cream - my adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Double Cream and Clotted Cream - my adventures

It worked! Starting with pasteurized cream from Bucket and Bay I ended up with a delicous rendition of clotted cream. And an even better Afternoon Tea. 7F4DB4D5-3286-4104-9665-D676B55B5B66.jpeg With champagne or without? I like the way you think champagne.gif . Without, unfortunately. It was a work...
by Jay Miller
April 30th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 744
Views: 39112

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I'll join Sarah in posting a little early as I could not be in better company. Unfortunately I was much less successful. Starting 591 6 opened 16 purchased 601 remaining I'm fortunate that a) this week's winebid auction ends in May, not April b) Magnums count as one bottle c) I'm counting opened rat...
by Jay Miller
April 29th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anyone tried the Valdespino Family Heritage Brandy?
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Has anyone tried the Valdespino Family Heritage Brandy?

Eric Ifune wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Nice, but I think I still prefer Cardenal Mendoza.
Thanks Eric! Since that's less than 1/3 the price I think I'll skip the Valdespino.
by Jay Miller
April 29th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Double Cream and Clotted Cream - my adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Double Cream and Clotted Cream - my adventures

It worked! Starting with pasteurized cream from Bucket and Bay I ended up with a delicous rendition of clotted cream. And an even better Afternoon Tea.
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by Jay Miller
April 28th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 3985

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

I went through this last year and put a few cases up for sale on CC of wines where I wasn't particularly excited about drinking them in comparison with what I would do with the money (redo my bathroom). It ended up being more complicated than I had anticipated and I only sold a little over a case an...
by Jay Miller
April 28th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Double Cream and Clotted Cream - my adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Looking for an online source for pasteurized cream/has anyone here made double cream before?

Dan F wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Jay - if you need more dairy products, bucket & bay delivers in JC and Hoboken. https://www.bucketandbay.com/collection ... cream-pint
I walked over today and bought some. My plan is to cook it overnight. Thank you again!
by Jay Miller
April 28th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Double Cream and Clotted Cream - my adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Double Cream and Clotted Cream - my adventures

I've changed the title to reflect my continuing mistakes and successes
by Jay Miller
April 28th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Double Cream and Clotted Cream - my adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Looking for an online source for pasteurized cream/has anyone here made double cream before?

Still a nice breakfast though that was the thickest most buttery clotted cream I’ve ever had :)
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by Jay Miller
April 28th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4708

Re: How good is Chevillon?

Just finished my last 96 LSG a few months ago. An excellent wine, but be aware it takes at least an hour of air to begin to open up. One other note in searching for older vintages, if I remember Chevillon had significant cork issues with an uncomfortable number of corked wines somewhere in the earl...
by Jay Miller
April 28th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anyone tried the Valdespino Family Heritage Brandy?
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Has anyone tried the Valdespino Family Heritage Brandy?

From an 1897 solera and an average age of 50 years.

Expensive but tempting...
by Jay Miller
April 28th, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Double Cream and Clotted Cream - my adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Looking for an online source for pasteurized cream/has anyone here made double cream before?

Dan - thank you! I don't like their gelato so I haven't been to their storefront since they opened. I wonder if it's still open, if not I'll definitely try a delivery. Regarding my clotted cream experiment - it seems the guidance that butterfat levels should be 36-40% were correct and one cannot, in...
by Jay Miller
April 27th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1208
Views: 82582

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Today, for the first time since COVID came to town, we had friends over. Outdoors, alcohol gel, keeping our distance. As has been my modus operandi, I opened the good bottles. This time grandes marques rather than growers. Another beautiful 2006 Taittinger Comte BdB. This one had the luscious citru...
by Jay Miller
April 27th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Double Cream and Clotted Cream - my adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Looking for an online source for pasteurized cream/has anyone here made double cream before?

Why don’t you have fresh cream in the US? I have sources but they're all in Manhattan. As for why we don't have double cream in this country all I can do is throw up my hands in bewilderment. My guess is that not enough people know that they want it. Anyway, now that I have pasteurized milk and but...
by Jay Miller
April 27th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)

2009 was the last bottling of the Côt and IIRC it is all the old vines. Yes, sorry to be unclear. I meant that 2014 was the last CRB vintage altogether. You weren't, my comment was meant as an addition. Was a nice surprise to see this show up in CT. I was also surprised that I don't see more notes ...
by Jay Miller
April 27th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13324
Views: 649667

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

It was you! Congrats, those bottles looked great Thanks, it's a vintage I still haven't had the chance to try so I'm looking forward to it. Really curious to see what you think. I have 11 bottles, have had 3 in the past year. One showed great, two definitely, like a 95 that i just had, suggest more...
by Jay Miller
April 27th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4708

Re: How good is Chevillon?

Very good indeed. I miss the days when they were one of the great bargains in Burgundy.
by Jay Miller
April 27th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)

Thanks for the excellent note, Jay - I've heard a lot about this but never tried it. I shall send out my minions in search of some immediately. Very unfortunately their last vintage was 2014. At least they went out with a bang. 2009 was the last bottling of the Côt and IIRC it is all the old vines....
by Jay Miller
April 27th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Morey Saint Denis - Côte Rotie
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Morey Saint Denis - Côte Rotie

This may be slightly off-topic but I have some '96 Morey-Saint-Denis Clos Sorbe by Joseph Drouhin. Do you think that it is past it's prime? It's been well-stored My experiences is that top 1996s (I would include this wine in that category - it is made by Jouan) are just entering their drinking wind...

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