Search found 9011 matches

by Jay Miller
September 13th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1027

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

I bought from them three times over the years. All three transactions were problematic. The worst was some auction wines (2001 Loosens) they had in stock - brutally cooked. Never could get them to answer the phone about it. Never again. My understanding is that the poor storage was at their pier lo...
by Jay Miller
September 13th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: 2019 La Fete du Champagne

Still seems like an excellent roster. And I like how the events are much more reasonable than for the Burg event. I’ve never attended this. What do the wineries typically pour? Most recent release? Wide ranges? Usually recent releases across their range of bottlings . It's very well organized and t...
by Jay Miller
September 13th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: 2019 La Fete du Champagne

Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 6:13 am
c fu wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Prevost dinner looks cool (if not a bit expensive) - what the heck is the IOTA?????


Champagne La Closerie, IOTA
Interest on Trust Accounts?
I think it's just their new really, really small bottle size.
by Jay Miller
September 12th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: 2019 La Fete du Champagne

True, I'll probably still sign up.
by Jay Miller
September 12th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 11
Views: 592

2019 La Fete du Champagne

List of producers and events is up: https://www.lafeteduchampagne.com/ I'm a bit disappointed. They lost Marguet and Vilmart and were already missing Taittinger, Benoit Lahaye and Marie Courtin last year. Prevost and Bereche are there which is tempting. And it is still useful for getting an overall ...
by Jay Miller
September 12th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3032

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Sorry for any confusion; my lots in the main sale are 1-405 and for the internet portion 1236 to the end. Many of those jaw dropping Burgundies sadly do not belong to me. Thanks Mark. I am relieved to know that the wines I'm bidding on are, in fact, yours. Though I was very surprised at the Sherry ...
by Jay Miller
September 11th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 154
Views: 8447

Re: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

2010 Rhys Alpine for the last year. I don't trust my memory for 5 years.
by Jay Miller
September 11th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1264

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

My two favorite Magdelaines are 1970 and 1982. Old fashioned Saint Emilion at their best, but unfortunately, rapidly disappearing from the marketplace. I just got an offer from the UK, but there seems to have been a scramble for the wines, disappearing long before I had a chance to grab some. My fa...
by Jay Miller
September 11th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants
Replies: 18
Views: 1282

Re: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants

I did buy some older non-trophy wines there in the past which I'm quite sure were genuine but yes, their reputation is not at all good for higher end items.
by Jay Miller
September 10th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Yorker on Orange Wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1659

Re: The New Yorker on Orange Wines

I've only had a few orange wines. Some have been amazing and some have been pretty bad... But I have noticed even the orange wines that I like I would only limit myself to a glass. It reminded me the first time I had purchased a bottle of Saxum and opened it with some friends. It was good, and had ...
by Jay Miller
September 10th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman is crazy about Rhys "Hillside" wines
Replies: 204
Views: 19831

Re: Gilman is crazy about Rhys "Hillside" wines

Anyone sitting on some ‘06 Alpine Hillside PN should open one as this is in a great place. Wonderful balance with a lengthy mineral, black cherry, raspberry and blackberry finish with a kiss of acidity. Thrilled to have one bottle left. Corks on the 06’s remain problematic. Make sure to have an ah ...
by Jay Miller
September 9th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Yorker on Orange Wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1659

Re: The New Yorker on Orange Wines

If you ask me it is a pretty bad article despite his amusing writing style. Orange wines are actually my favorite category within the Natural genre. And yes I realize not all Orange wines are natural but I think it is safe to say most are. One issue I have is that he does not give enough examples o...
by Jay Miller
September 9th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 551

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

Onion tart is also a classic, just leave off the bacon (I know, it hurts to just type those last 5 words).
by Jay Miller
September 5th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3280

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

For red, '91 and '93 although as noted above '93 may not be underrated. Although it was apparently an awful vintage for reds, I have found '92 to provide great value for white burgs - yet I never hear it talked up at all. Pricing on 91 reds have exceeded 90 and 93 so it is difficult to say they are...
by Jay Miller
September 4th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 112
Views: 4384

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

I shared this thread with the wife. Somehow she wasn’t convinced to let me buy more based solely on the fact that some people have more pending than our whole cellar. Either we don’t buy enough or we drink too fast, regardless I shall do my part to lighten our bank account! You appear to be of simi...
by Jay Miller
September 4th, 2019, 12:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3280

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

1998 for reds, the secret is long out on 1993 unfortunately.
by Jay Miller
September 4th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3032

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

He mentioned in the Inventory Reduction thread:

"Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
#474 Post by Mark Golodetz » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:19 am

I think I may win this month. + 40 minus 7000 give or take. (Going to auction)."

So yes, I assume that's him.
by Jay Miller
September 3rd, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1774

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

James Billy wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 3:30 pm


Pinot Noir
BDX varieties
Syrah
Sangiovese

I didn't disobey the rules, I just can't count.
FIFY
Thank you!
James Billy wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 9:23 pm
JordanL wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Palomino (no Sherry fans?)
Good point. Maybe I should have chosen it. [scratch.gif]
A very good point. I guess I don't think of Sherry in general as being "white wine".
by Jay Miller
September 3rd, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1744

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

I also think that the lower production levels in Burgundy may have something to do with it. In Bordeaux they have a lot more wine to move so the wider audience that Parker provided made more of a difference. But I still shudder to remember some of those overoaked North Berkeley imports that they pus...
by Jay Miller
September 2nd, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 777
Views: 49943

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Whenever I've tasted Rodez at La Fete du Champagne I've walked away unimpressed.
by Jay Miller
September 2nd, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2154
Views: 127880

Re: New York City Restaurants

I took Arnold and his mom to Manhatta for brunch yesterday. Pretty much as advertised, stunning views, excellent Danny Meyer level service, food was hit or miss. My heirloom tomato salad had three very thin perfectly nice slices of tomato marred by slices of sour, very underripe nectarines. The foie...
by Jay Miller
August 31st, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 920

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

Drawer type microwave under the countertop in our island, only used to minor heating. 6FE7DA88-509A-4ECA-BFE9-F055BDE34AFF.jpeg Don't be embarrassed about having a microwave, they are incredibly useful! What's better than 3 min microwaved corn on the cob? flirtysmile I've never tried corn on the co...
by Jay Miller
August 31st, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine growlers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Wine growlers ?

Andrew Demaree wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 11:54 am
Yep, ours is double walled and seems to hold at cellar temp for a few hours (the longest we’ve tried it).

Had some delicious 2009 Cimarossa cab out of it most recently. [cheers.gif]
THats a great point, I hadn’t considered temp control as a benefit.
by Jay Miller
August 31st, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine growlers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Wine growlers ?

maureen nelson wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 11:30 am
What’s the capacity?
1 750 ml bottle
by Jay Miller
August 31st, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine growlers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Wine growlers ?

I saw this at Macy’s on sale 40% off and was wondering if I’d ever use it. Seems like a decent/easy option for blinding a wine.
CABFAFE5-5D8F-4DDD-A6BA-450E702E7B51.jpeg

Edited, I fixed the upside down but can’t figue out how to delete it from the post.
by Jay Miller
August 31st, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 533
Views: 26601

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Drat, as expected August put me over again. Opened: 0 Purchased: 13 Beginning: 589 Goal: 600 Current 602 Hopefully I'll be able to start drinking again next month. I thought you were out of commission? Out of commission for drinking, at least for a while yet. Not for buying unfortunately.
by Jay Miller
August 30th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 920

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

I mainly find warming drawers invaluable for warming plates before serving
by Jay Miller
August 30th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1774

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Melon
Chenin
Riesling
Chardonnay (if for no other reason than BdeB Champagne)


Pinot Noir
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Syrah
Sangiovese

I didn't disobey the rules, I just can't count.
by Jay Miller
August 30th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Bara++
Replies: 34
Views: 910

Re: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Ba

Allegeance is the Rose, which I have found to be hard to find but I do have a bottle. Eff is from the bottom of the slope, while Resonance is top of slope. Presence is Chard/Pinot Blanc (had a bottle a few weeks ago, it was again excellent). I'm one oponion, but I have a couple dozen TNs on these w...
by Jay Miller
August 30th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 533
Views: 26601

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Drat, as expected August put me over again.

Opened: 0
Purchased: 13

Beginning: 589
Goal: 600
Current 602


Hopefully I'll be able to start drinking again next month.
by Jay Miller
August 30th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 920

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

When I redid the kitchen in my old condo the best decision I made was rollout drawers in the cabinets. Also, a friend had a pull out pantry which I coveted for years (floor to top of cabinetry thin pull out with access from both sides). As I'm sure you know venting is one of the most important decis...
by Jay Miller
August 30th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3432

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Takes some stones to sell this wine in this way, that's for sure This is not like Patek. Haut Brion is like Patek. This is a diamond-encrusted Hublot Big Bang with an ETA movement (apologies to anyone on here who owns one) If there's any particular generation this person is marketing to it's the bo...
by Jay Miller
August 30th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Bara++
Replies: 34
Views: 910

Re: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Ba

I just ordered two based on my enabling online friends. I hope you three don't turn out to be Russian bots. WT Lol, if so we're very consistent Russian bots: 2013 Marie Courtin Efflorescence Extra Brut - This champagne is 100% pinot noir and 0 dosage. And it is excellent. It has beautiful acidity, ...
by Jay Miller
August 30th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1418

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Kelly Walker wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Bone marrow fusilli at Marea in NYC. Have to have it every time.
I disagree. I only order it 90% of the time.
by Jay Miller
August 30th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label
Replies: 31
Views: 1301

Re: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label

Thanks for the note on the Poyeaux Adrian. 2008 was the last vintage I bought before prices went completely crazy so it's good to know it's starting to drink well.
by Jay Miller
August 30th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5113

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Sigh, you people.

I still had steak left from Berserkerday I certainly didn't need to order 2 ribeyes and 2 hangars. And yet somehow I did...
by Jay Miller
August 29th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

I'll have to check out Ibiza. I'm under the impression that La Panatiere is closing?? Our new favorite restaurant is Hudson House in Nyack. We discovered them 18 months ago. They've been around 25 years. FYI, BYO for $25. Good food and service. The owner knows how to work the room. Wow, haven't bee...
by Jay Miller
August 29th, 2019, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2187

Re: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 1:24 am
Al Osterheld wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Alf is drinker, not spelling champ.

-Al
Ha. And the spelling gets worse as the night progresses. I’ll go back to having my associates write my posts. Although these millennials . . . . .
GL A+ srsly
by Jay Miller
August 29th, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3210

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

The company is all sold out. Impressive.
by Jay Miller
August 28th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3432

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

“It is not a taste, it is an experience” said the man with a cigar in his mouth. What does experience taste like? It tastes like marketing to millenials: https://www.google.com/search?q=millennials+prefer+experiences&oq=millenials+prefer+e&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l2.6287j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
by Jay Miller
August 28th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3432

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Doubtful we will ever see an end to this phenomenon. Until people stop trying to out-douche each other, uneducated luxury-seekers will continue to believe that price (alone) is indicative of quality. And let's hope they continue to do so. That way they're not driving the price of the good stuff up ...
by Jay Miller
August 28th, 2019, 3:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2187

Re: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate

Greg K wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Robert, I have a few bottles of 03 CdP left - I assume you’ll be purchasing them imminently?

How else will you eat sushi in Orlando?
At this point I’d guess with a knife and fork. How the mighty have fallen...
by Jay Miller
August 27th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 90 red burgs
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: 90 red burgs

alan weinberg wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 7:02 pm
James Billy wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 5:26 pm
I was expecting 90 wines!
and if he’d written 1990 red Burgs?
Then we'd complain that drinking nearly 2000 wines at a single sitting is wasteful.
by Jay Miller
August 26th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Tokyo/Japan for 8 days in spring
Replies: 67
Views: 6202

Re: Tokyo/Japan for 8 days in spring

Nice topic. I want to add some more interesting things about Japanese breakfast foods (http://questionjapan.com/blog/food-and-drinks/what-do-japanese-eat-for-breakfast/) and you guys should try it at least 1 time if you have a chance to come Japan (a beautiful country <3). Actually, each Japanese b...
by Jay Miller
August 25th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Aug 24 Cellar Drawdown Party
Replies: 18
Views: 1126

Re: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Aug 24 Cellar Drawdown Party

Maybe we need to add another dimension to the wine cellar drawdown tomorrow - pour a third of a wine into the $12.99 STORSINT decanter, a third into one of the $1.49 Ikea decanters, and than a third into a more expensive decanter, and see if anyone can perceive a difference. I can add a fourth dime...
by Jay Miller
August 25th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3210

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Sh@n A wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Popeyes when hot and fresh is excellent.
It also can have huge variations in quality from location to location. At this point I know the good ones in Jersey City.
by Jay Miller
August 25th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3210

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I stopped by Popeyes last week to buy a bucket of chicken and two people in front of me on line asked for the sandwich and were told it was sold out. I was wondering what was going on.
by Jay Miller
August 24th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 82
Views: 2238

Re: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 7:47 am
Wow.

I should be censored on my recent, unfavorable notes on the 2004 Pontet Canet and the 2003 Joguet.
Obviously Alex's real crime was not including a trigger warning in his thread title
by Jay Miller
August 24th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: looking for cheap wine decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

There's always the old trick of buying a bottle of Paul Masson, dumping the wine (or use it for cooking), and using the bottle.

Go to advanced search