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by Jay Miller
June 17th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone been to the Great Sand Dunes National Park?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Anyone been to the Great Sand Dunes National Park?

Thank you everyone! This year's vacation is been totally up in the air what with Arnold's father passing away earlier this year, his mother's planned cancer surgery for later this year and (hopefully) his own ankle surgery which he's been putting off due to his parents' issues. He's eating through h...
by Jay Miller
June 14th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Re: True Confessions

White American "cheese" melts well. In St. Louis we have a similar product called proven that works a bit better even than that. Ideal for any type of "melt" sandwich and neutral enough that kids don't balk the way they do at my preferred choices. Provel is disgusting. The fact that you put it on p...
by Jay Miller
June 13th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Re: True Confessions

Kevin Porter wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 10:47 am
American cheese (but at least not the individually plastic wrapped stuff).
One of the best for grilled cheese. Though I might argue whether it really counts as cheese.
by Jay Miller
June 13th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tondonia and Clos Roche Blanche
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: Tondonia and Clos Roche Blanche

Ah, good point. The Tondonia was red. My bad.
by Jay Miller
June 13th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2716

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Alrighty! Disagree , they will be fine , freezing will only suck moisture from the meat.Before you jump on me I was a butcher once a upon a time Bryan Flannery disagrees with you. He says since his steaks are dry aged the moisture content is lowered and freezing has no ill effects on the meat. And ...
by Jay Miller
June 13th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tondonia and Clos Roche Blanche
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: Tondonia and Clos Roche Blanche

Otto Forsberg wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 7:05 am
It's definitely a skill of sorts to write a tasting note on a wine spanning a period of 2 days and I still don't know whether you write of a white or red wine.
Cot (also known as malbec) is a red grape.
by Jay Miller
June 13th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tondonia and Clos Roche Blanche
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Tondonia and Clos Roche Blanche

2003 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva Soft and attractive fruit with a slight sour note running through it that integrates nicely with air. Beautiful match with a piece of salmon. 2005 Clos Roche Blanche Cot Magnificent, fresh, life affirming and a delight to drink. A slight touch of band-aidy bret...
by Jay Miller
June 12th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1618

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Ignoring the olives Huet Sec or Demi Sec is a fine match with grilled octopus.
by Jay Miller
June 11th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 49
Views: 1382

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

David Wright wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Here is Dame Helen Mirren chowing down on an In-N-Out burger after winning her Oscar.

Note she did not get fries.

Image
You don't get to be a Dame by being stupid.
by Jay Miller
June 11th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 49
Views: 1382

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

ERPark wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 6:29 pm
RichardFlack wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Michael Martin wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 5:42 pm


Fry variation. Might be due to storage issues.
Or too long a decant...
More likely ladybug taint......
He didn't age them long enough.
by Jay Miller
June 11th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2071
Views: 114860

Re: New York City Restaurants

Robert Dentice wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 1:36 pm

Okonomi - Great Japanese breakfast.
Greatly enjoyed this this past Saturday, despite a 20 minute wait. The fish in particular was noteworthy. Thank you for the recommendation!
by Jay Miller
June 10th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3598

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Aside from the excellent suggestions above you might try Liger Belair. My experience is limited to their VR Reignots. edited to add: I see Eric ninja'ed me on the LB suggestion. The 2015 vintage are going anywhere from $4K - $8K according to Wine Searcher. Wow, last time I looked it sold for $500-6...
by Jay Miller
June 10th, 2019, 1:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: some Frenchies -- Tempier, Tremblay, C. Bouchard, Montille
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: TNs: some Frenchies -- Tempier, Tremblay, C. Bouchard, Montille

My recollection is that Volnay was particularly weak in 2006 just as NSG was particularly strong.
by Jay Miller
June 6th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: London Recos

Greg Pierce wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 3:32 pm

The trip will be around Xmas/NewYear.
Oh, and the Christmas decorations on Regent St. are a must visit.
by Jay Miller
June 6th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3598

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Ed Gonzales wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 11:49 am
i purposely didn't include liger-belair and leroy because they are on par with drc in terms of pricing
Good point.
by Jay Miller
June 6th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3598

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Aside from the excellent suggestions above you might try Liger Belair. My experience is limited to their VR Reignots.

edited to add: I see Eric ninja'ed me on the LB suggestion.
by Jay Miller
June 6th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: London Recos

Definitely not lux but fwiw we like to stay at the Thistle Trafalgar Square. It's a clean, well priced chain hotel in a very convenient location. Right behind the National Gallery, a few minutes to the TKTS boot at Leicester Square, a short walk to St Martins in the Fields if you want to take in a c...
by Jay Miller
June 5th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4056

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Depends on which wines and personal preference. I get the most out of the Bordeaux complexity that starts showing up at 20-30 years. Sure modern Bordeaux can be drunk younger without having to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous tannin. It can be enjoyable but for my palate it’s not Bordeaux...
by Jay Miller
June 5th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2736

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

I once had a date with someone who, when the topic turned to wine, told me doesn't like riesling because it's too sweet. It didn't get to a second date.


That wasn't actually the reason though maybe I should claim it was. Better story that way.
by Jay Miller
June 5th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 30
Views: 2236

Re: Wine searcher

Kris Patten wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Don't let the truth get in way of a good conspiracy, Eric.
Eric must be in on it.

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by Jay Miller
June 5th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...
Replies: 28
Views: 1716

Re: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...

Thank you Nathan! Seems like all my rougeards can start entering rotation.
by Jay Miller
June 4th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2736

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

No, but it's much less than 20% of my cellar. It is very rare that I have a German Riesling that I dislike. Maybe they do not rise to the high level's of, let's say Saxum JBV or Myriad Elyssian [stirthepothal.gif] at their best, I agree totally. Rieslings almost rise as far as the dark and lifeless...
by Jay Miller
June 3rd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1602

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Glad to hear your 2005 Poyeaux showed as well as mine did the other week. Gorgeous wine.
by Jay Miller
June 3rd, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 657
Views: 38846

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

A glorious magnum of 2004 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée opened yesterday.

Simply brilliant.
by Jay Miller
June 3rd, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19712

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

As of yesterday I hit my goal, down to 599 bottles.

I am "certain" that I will have no trouble maintaining that.
by Jay Miller
June 2nd, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Keeping unopened white wine in the fridge
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: Keeping unopened white wine in the fridge

Ive had a bottle that sat in the fridge for 5 years, it was fine, albeit undeveloped.
by Jay Miller
June 1st, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19712

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

dsimmons wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 10:32 am
alan weinberg wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 8:43 am


I take solace in that I have made no June purchases.
Amazing willpower! [cheers.gif]
Indeed, [dance-clap.gif]
by Jay Miller
May 30th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1499

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

Texas alcohol laws mandate that any wine stored at the restaurant must be purchased from there, so we couldn't put outside wine our locker even if we wanted to (the State is protecting us consumers, right?), but we can take the bottles out of the restaurant. The State is "protecting" the restaurant...
by Jay Miller
May 30th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2536

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Greg K wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 10:03 am
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:39 am
Victor Hong wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:30 am


Good point. The visually impaired would need to do so by touch.
And they'd likely only have a collection of Chapoutier, in that case
Adding insult to injury.
champagne.gif


It's a shame. They were a class operation for a good many years before the current owner.
by Jay Miller
May 29th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2962

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

Yup. As much as I like PG from Marcus, Kelley and a few others, I’ve had awesome Chardonnay from a broader swath of producers at different price points. Seems like a no brained for various reasons mentioned in this thread that PG plantings finally fall back to reality while Chardonnay increases. He...
by Jay Miller
May 29th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 Magdelaine
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: 1970 Magdelaine

I love the 1970
by Jay Miller
May 29th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2839

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

Russell Faulkner wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 9:16 am
Is the question what’s the last wine we would drop. Or the last wine we wouldn’t. Because I’m confused.
So was I. Lawyers, hmph!
by Jay Miller
May 29th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2839

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

The OP question was what is the last wine you would drop allowing each person to define whatever that threshold as you see fit but forcing a choice about what producer/wine is your most beloved. Mine is clearly Mugneret-Gibourg and if I had to choose one wine, it would be the Chambolle Feusselottes...
by Jay Miller
May 29th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19712

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Hooray for May and the Formerly Known as Leo's Blind Tasting Group!

24 opened
6 purchased


Beginning: 644
Goal: 600
Current 602
by Jay Miller
May 29th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lost Friday afternoon gathering – 08 Cristal and Dom, Raveneau, Rayas, Chevillon, Gouges and etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: TN: Lost Friday afternoon gathering – 08 Cristal and Dom, Raveneau, Rayas, Chevillon, Gouges and etc.

1998 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges Beautifully mature nose displaying sweet red fruit, a hint of sous bois, sautéed cep, sweet spices and earth. Fully integrated palate, nicely layered sweet red fruit, silky and polished, good acidity and mineral, and a long s...
by Jay Miller
May 29th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 3955

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Alan Rath wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Chave has been over $100 for a couple of decades.
I was about to correct you by pointing out that it only happened with the 1999 vintage but then I realized that was 20 years ago.

How did that happen?
by Jay Miller
May 29th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2839

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

None. Though some would need to get higher than others.
by Jay Miller
May 29th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2233

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Burgundy. With the duck part. The fatty crispy skin. Money. Exactly. Skip the hoisin and accoutrements. Trying to pair the hoisin part is like trying to pair wine with ketchup. Yah usually i'll drink the burg before the duck is served.. (with say suckling pig.. droolll). then when the duck's served...
by Jay Miller
May 28th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 3955

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

So many...

Chave when it got over $100
Allemand when it got over $150
Clos Rougeard when the 'Clos' broached $100
All grand cru Burgundy but Drouhin Bonnes Mares in particular was one I bought every year
Haut Brion and LMHB when they broached $100
by Jay Miller
May 28th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2071
Views: 114860

Re: New York City Restaurants

Is there anything comparable to the now-closed Artisanal for cheese/wine combo? Looking for some place for lunch. You might have a look at https://www.casellulahk.com/ But know that it's much more low key than Artisanal was. Thanks for the response. Wish it was open at lunch, but appears to be only...
by Jay Miller
May 24th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3770

Re: Burgundy treachery

We opened a '90 Drouhin Volnay 1er Clos des Chenes last week and it was cooked, which makes no sense as it was bought at the Domaine along with other bottles that we've since drank and that were perfectly intact, so it was quite the confusing disappointment. Is it possible for ONE and only ONE bott...
by Jay Miller
May 24th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3770

Re: Burgundy treachery

Brave post (no sarcasm). I'm interested to see where the thread goes. Just an unsolicited suggestion -- you might get better answers if you give some examples of the disappointing bottles you've had recently. Maybe Burg people can tell you if the bottles were too young or too old, bad vintages, sho...
by Jay Miller
May 23rd, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Buttermilk roasted chicken.
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Buttermilk roasted chicken.

Did you spatchcock?
by Jay Miller
May 23rd, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2618

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

I love both Rhys and Mount Eden chardonnays but I've never understood people comparing them to Chablis.
by Jay Miller
May 23rd, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7108

Re: Robert Parker retires

I don't know. That's true for 99.99% of all humans. Including a vast majority commenting on this thread, no? Are you saying Todd is going to shut down the board? No way, I'm sure he'll pass it along to Mark Squires! I thought he was going to start a wine and cello newsletter and only allow subscrib...
by Jay Miller
May 23rd, 2019, 7:48 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: 176
Views: 5164

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

Hi Jay, I would not have any problem shipping the oil in warmer temps. I should have it here by mid June and I will ship as soon as it gets here. If you want me to wait, please let me know. Thanks Nola. I think in terms of wine shipments these days so I was probably worrying too much. Shipping in J...
by Jay Miller
May 22nd, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...
Replies: 28
Views: 1716

Re: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...

Greg Mitrakas wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
I am bringing an 04 poyeux to lucalis in Brooklyn this weekend and will report back on how its showing.
Thank you!
by Jay Miller
May 22nd, 2019, 8:57 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: 176
Views: 5164

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

So maybe July/August

Any concerns about shipping olive oil in hot weather? I'm happy waiting until Autumn for my shipment if you think it's safer.
by Jay Miller
May 22nd, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Chateau Magdelaine, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Replies: 21
Views: 635

Re: TN: 2002 Chateau Magdelaine, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Rob - you're welcome (IIRC you picked up the ones from winebid I didn't buy after I posted about them here).

I agree with you about how enjoyable the 2002 is right now though it certainly has many years ahead of it. Mark's palate veers too much towards overripe Bordeaux neener
by Jay Miller
May 22nd, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2233

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 2:35 am
Normally tea or Tsingtao
Is Peking Duck universally coming with the miniature pancakes, cucumber and spring onions and the special sauce?
A lot of restaurants are moving towards bao buns instead of pancakes these days. Can't say I really approve.

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