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by Jay Miller
January 19th, 2022, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 13 - Ride Sharing Matchmaker Thread (i.e. if anyone is looking to split offers)
Replies: 29
Views: 1887

Re: BerserkerDay 13 - Ride Sharing Matchmaker Thread (i.e. if anyone is looking to split offers)

While I'll do my best to limit my purchases to food and glassware in case there's something I can't resist I'd be happy to share with others in the Jersey City/NYC area.
by Jay Miller
January 18th, 2022, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reliability of Aged Zin
Replies: 51
Views: 1666

Re: Reliability of Aged Zin

In my experience you can't go wrong with aging Scherrer.
by Jay Miller
January 18th, 2022, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13828
Views: 602880

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese (375)
Gives a fair amount of pleasure now though I'm sure it will continue to improve over the next 30 years.
by Jay Miller
January 16th, 2022, 5:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?
Replies: 78
Views: 3332

Re: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?

I hope this isn't too much of a thread drift, but I am also looking in the same sort of ballpark. My question is, is Corian or other brand solid counters the only type that doesn't have any transitional divide between the back splash and counter top, or sink and counter top, what so ever? I see tha...
by Jay Miller
January 14th, 2022, 1:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 212
Views: 16621

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Small follow up on the Franklin's order. The BBQ sauce was good but detracted from rather than added to the perfectly smoked and gorgeously seasoned brisket. The sausage is very good with a complex smoky flavor but not on a par with the brisket. But then there are few things other than ambrosia whic...
by Jay Miller
January 14th, 2022, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Berserker Tom Floyd
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: RIP Berserker Tom Floyd

RIP and condolences to family and friends
by Jay Miller
January 14th, 2022, 5:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Key West—anniversary in late June
Replies: 17
Views: 1984

Re: Key West—anniversary in late June

Congratulations on the anniversary!
by Jay Miller
January 11th, 2022, 1:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 212
Views: 16621

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I was looking for something to use the 20% off Cyber Monday offer on just now. I didn't find it but what I did find was availability for Franklin BBQ! Can't use the discount on it but I jumped on the order. They still have at least one available for January 11 delivery if anyone is interested. Bris...
by Jay Miller
January 11th, 2022, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18622
Views: 1000162

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Only sort of counts since I haven't paid for them yet:

Huet Le Mont Demi-Sec 1953
Huet Clos du Bourg Demi Sec 1957
Huet Le Mont Moelleux 1957
Huet Le Mont Moelleux 1er Trie 1961
Huet Le Mont Moelleux 1er Trie 1989
by Jay Miller
January 11th, 2022, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A burglary berserkers will cringe at
Replies: 50
Views: 3778

Re: A burglary berserkers will cringe at

Wow, so sorry to hear this Glen!
by Jay Miller
January 11th, 2022, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!
Replies: 93
Views: 4520

Re: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!

unfortunately 2021 was the first year in about a decade where I didn't track my spending.

Probably just as well.
by Jay Miller
January 10th, 2022, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Müller-Catoir Haardter Mandelring Scheurebe Auslese (Germany, Pfalz)
Replies: 5
Views: 245

TN: 2005 Müller-Catoir Haardter Mandelring Scheurebe Auslese (Germany, Pfalz)

  • 2005 Müller-Catoir Haardter Mandelring Scheurebe Auslese - Germany, Pfalz (1/7/2022)
    Rich, tropical. Maybe a touch cloying? A good scheurebe but lacks the magic that HGS evoked from the grape.
Posted from CellarTracker
by Jay Miller
January 9th, 2022, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 DRC Grands Echezeaux - An Honest Review From a Non-Burg Drinker
Replies: 134
Views: 5747

Re: 2008 DRC Grands Echezeaux - An Honest Review From a Non-Burg Drinker

No surprise I'm with Peter, Keith, and Greg here. While I own no DRC I'm not touching any of my 2008s currently. But I've had wines from DRC over the years which ranged from fine to magnificent. Based on my experiences which are exclusively from the 90s and earlier I'd say you're more likely to have...
by Jay Miller
January 5th, 2022, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for wine from 1997
Replies: 47
Views: 1495

Re: Recommendations for wine from 1997

Huet Vouvray for sure.

It was the last of the great trio of 95-97 vintages. Those were the days my friends...
by Jay Miller
January 5th, 2022, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Giving some love to Bordeaux Blanc
Replies: 49
Views: 1918

Re: TN: Giving some love to Bordeaux Blanc

Gracias. Great notes and insights. I love the genre but generally haven’t kept up purchasing largely due to the poor QPR you alluded to. I think it’s a great field of play to seek out pleasant and interesting early drinking wines at the low and relatively unknown end though. For me it's exactly the...
by Jay Miller
January 4th, 2022, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1518
Views: 81886

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

First, congratulations Sarah! Next, despite having 2 events cancelled (curse you Omicron, I will have my revenge!) I managed to finish down for the month. 12 out 4 in 669 up 31 for 2021. Another way the year sucked. No purchases for the last 34 days. So that is over a month with no purchases though...
by Jay Miller
January 4th, 2022, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many hours/days into 2022 before you bought your first wine
Replies: 99
Views: 2985

Re: How many hours/days into 2022 before you bought your first wine

My wife wanted some 375s of Chianti. Does it count if I got an offer on 12/23 and sent a request for the 6 bottles on 12/30 at 8:48 pm but I haven't picked them up yet? Is that like premature ejaculation? As per the inventory reduction thread it counts on the day you pay for them. On a personal not...
by Jay Miller
January 3rd, 2022, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

I've experienced this in the past. One reason I don't find all the weather related explanations viable is that usually when someone is having this 'off day' the people around them are not. Personally, I think its just one of things where some part of us is having an off day. Like those days when we...
by Jay Miller
January 2nd, 2022, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your NYE bubbly going to be?
Replies: 87
Views: 2633

Re: What’s your NYE bubbly going to be?

CCoulson wrote: January 1st, 2022, 4:08 pm Really no other choice. Image[/img]
Ooooh.

I'm assuming it showed (really) well?
by Jay Miller
January 2nd, 2022, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

I have no explanation but I've certainly have it happen (and not necessarily on when the biodynamic "calendar" says it should).

Seems to happen more often on oppressive summer days but not exclusively.
by Jay Miller
January 2nd, 2022, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (Now with bonus Le Mont)
Replies: 128
Views: 7422

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (Now with bonus Le Mont)

These are definitely drink and hold for me. I had a 1996 Le Mont Sec a couple of weeks ago that disappointed. Better a bit too young than a bit too old, IMO. How much air, Nathan? In the past, they've taken awhile to get going, having started off showing alarming oxidative notes. However, they do f...
by Jay Miller
January 2nd, 2022, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For the COVID shut ins - Anyone else want a WB Zoom NYE Party?
Replies: 41
Views: 2311

Re: For the COVID shut ins - Anyone else want a WB Zoom NYE Party?

This would have been fun, sorry to miss it. But getting to sleep by 9:30 was also a good thing.
by Jay Miller
January 1st, 2022, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1518
Views: 81886

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

First, congratulations Sarah!

Next, despite having 2 events cancelled (curse you Omicron, I will have my revenge!) I managed to finish down for the month.

12 out
4 in

669
up 31 for 2021. Another way the year sucked.
by Jay Miller
December 30th, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines That You Have Stopped Buying Because Of Cost?
Replies: 108
Views: 4694

Re: Wines That You Have Stopped Buying Because Of Cost?

I suppose Roumier’s chambolle kind of fits the bill but it’s been so long since I was offered any I’m not sure it’s fair to say that I stopped buying it. More like it’s stopped selling itself to me. The prices that i see on wine searcher are terrifying, although I’m sure there are still a bunch of ...
by Jay Miller
December 30th, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did you purchase in 2021?
Replies: 72
Views: 2318

Re: What did you purchase in 2021?

Howard, I would like to thank you. Going over my 2021 purchases I saw one and thought, "Did I buy that?" I checked my onsite inventory, nothing. I checked my offsite inventory, nothing. I did a cursory check of my wine fridges, nothing. I checked my old emails, aha! I bought it in early Se...
by Jay Miller
December 30th, 2021, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did you purchase in 2021?
Replies: 72
Views: 2318

Re: What did you purchase in 2021?

Ned - adding to the good wishes for a full recovery and great new year filled with many capital letters :)


Rauzan Segla
Pinon
Calsac
Muller Catoir
Weegmuller
Birichino
Salvioni
Vincent
Duplessis
Halcon
by Jay Miller
December 29th, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines That You Have Stopped Buying Because Of Cost?
Replies: 108
Views: 4694

Re: Wines That You Have Stopped Buying Because Of Cost?

Off the top of my head Gonon Allemand Clos Rougeard Egon Muller Haut Brion La Mission Haut Brion Chave (but then I was glad I did because I don't like the post 1998 vintages as much) Selosse I would have stopped buying most Burgundy because of cost if I hadn't already stopped buying it because of age.
by Jay Miller
December 29th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1518
Views: 81886

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

alan weinberg wrote: December 29th, 2021, 11:01 am
G. Bienstock wrote: December 29th, 2021, 5:59 am No purchases in 6 weeks. The trend will continue.
you are an inspiration to all!
+1
by Jay Miller
December 29th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help Me Understand A Wine Critic: James Suckling
Replies: 122
Views: 8269

Re: Help Me Understand A Wine Critic: James Suckling

John Glas wrote: December 28th, 2021, 8:26 pm Just saw a Sparkler Suckling gave 88 points to.
Diet Dr. Pepper?
by Jay Miller
December 29th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How do you cook your rice?
Replies: 66
Views: 1655

Re: How do you cook your rice?

While on the topic, what are peoples' pre-cooking rinse regimens?

I usually pour water over the rice, stir for a few seconds, drain, repeat until water is (mostly) clear.
by Jay Miller
December 29th, 2021, 6:38 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 46
Views: 7084

Re: New Orleans Hotels

I'll repeat myself: Soniat House. You'll thank me This is a road trip with Nick on way to Dallas for his new job. Same reco? It would be for me and mine, but you decide. It's a fabulous small place. Very classy, very old-NO. Easy walking to the nightlife but out of the way enough so you can sleep. ...
by Jay Miller
December 29th, 2021, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cooking Wine
Replies: 23
Views: 872

Re: Cooking Wine

I just leave unfinished bottles in the fridge for cooking purposes. I've never noticed that cooked dishes are noticeably worse even for wine that's sat around for weeks. Though I'll admit to never having done a side by side comparison.
by Jay Miller
December 28th, 2021, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you ever serve boxed wine at a holiday party?
Replies: 167
Views: 4958

Re: Would you ever serve boxed wine at a holiday party?

I wouldn't serve a $15 wine to guests. I have no issue serving $15 wine to my guests, if it's the right $15 wine. We had a group of wine lovers over for a pizza extravaganza last Sunday. One of the wines we served was a ~$15 Cleto Chiarli grasparossa lambrusco, which is the absolute perfect pairing...
by Jay Miller
December 28th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you ever serve boxed wine at a holiday party?
Replies: 167
Views: 4958

Re: Would you ever serve boxed wine at a holiday party?

Mikael OB wrote: December 22nd, 2021, 6:20 pm Really depends on what’s inside, if like this, an Eric Texier wine - possible at almost any party:
Exactly. The correct answer is "it depends on the wine".
by Jay Miller
December 28th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How do you cook your rice?
Replies: 66
Views: 1655

Re: How do you cook your rice?

Zojirushi here. We got one around 8 years ago and never looked back. What I find funny while watching MKR (an Australian cooking competition for home cooks) is that more often than not it's the Asian cooks who mess up cooking rice. They always say the same thing "We only use a rice cooker at ho...
by Jay Miller
December 28th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any hope for young, jammy Burgs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2294

Re: Any hope for young, jammy Burgs?

"Ripe fruit is not necessarily a flaw." Hey, copyright violation here! Any lawyers on this board? Anyway, yes there is hope for young, jammy Burgs. But they're still not something I'll go out of my way to seek out. I remember the 2009s which I disliked on release but firmed up beautifully...
by Jay Miller
December 28th, 2021, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Claus landed at Winebid this Sunday.
Replies: 81
Views: 5157

Re: Santa Claus landed at Winebid this Sunday.

This was an amazingly good auction for me.

I successfully resisted buying anything at all.

Inventory Reduction thread, I'm ready for you!
by Jay Miller
December 27th, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: British Restaurant - Hawksmoor opens in NYC - BYO
Replies: 53
Views: 2641

Re: British Restaurant - Hawksmoor opens in NYC - BYO

One if By Land Two if By Sea. I’m not a big BW fan, but the one time I was persuaded to OIBL-TIBS, their version of the dish was being touted as the best in the city. I've been holding a grudge against them for 30 years. It might be time to let it go. I didn't know this place still existed. I took ...
by Jay Miller
December 27th, 2021, 5:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sous Vide
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Sous Vide

Correct. Doesn't sous vide mean (sealed) under vacuum and immersion in water for an extended period of time? I'm sure the results of using a steam or any other kind of oven can be great but regardless of whatever marketing term the manufacturer wants to use, is that still technically sous vide? You...
by Jay Miller
December 26th, 2021, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: British Restaurant - Hawksmoor opens in NYC - BYO
Replies: 53
Views: 2641

Re: British Restaurant - Hawksmoor opens in NYC - BYO

I was hoping they would have beef Wellington on the menu. Anyone know a NYC restaurant that does? The Tak Room (Keller operation) did, but unfortunately it closed during the pandemic. One if By Land Two if By Sea. I’m not a big BW fan, but the one time I was persuaded to OIBL-TIBS, their version of...
by Jay Miller
December 26th, 2021, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1987 Klein Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 0
Views: 217

TN: 1987 Klein Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Santa Cruz Mountains)

1987 Klein Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Santa Cruz Mountains (12/26/2021) A thoroughly delightful old school Santa Cruz CA Cabernet. Pyrazines, I've missed you! Lovely nose, red fruited, just the right amount of acidity, some herbal notes. Perfectly mature now but no need to worr...
by Jay Miller
December 25th, 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: British Restaurant - Hawksmoor opens in NYC - BYO
Replies: 53
Views: 2641

Re: British Restaurant - Hawksmoor opens in NYC - BYO

I was hoping they would have beef Wellington on the menu. Anyone know a NYC restaurant that does? The Tak Room (Keller operation) did, but unfortunately it closed during the pandemic. Bluebird London NYC had it the last time I was there (several years ago) but I don't see it on their online menu no...
by Jay Miller
December 25th, 2021, 8:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sous Vide
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Sous Vide

I like that method of cooking duck breast a lot. Very basically you just need an Anova sous vide stick and a big pot full of water. Seriouseats.com has a lot of recipes for cooking sous vide. the other option is to spring for an Anova combi oven which can do effectively the same thing as sous vide e...
by Jay Miller
December 25th, 2021, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: British Restaurant - Hawksmoor opens in NYC - BYO
Replies: 53
Views: 2641

Re: British Restaurant - Hawksmoor opens in NYC - BYO

I was hoping they would have beef Wellington on the menu. Anyone know a NYC restaurant that does? The Tak Room (Keller operation) did, but unfortunately it closed during the pandemic. Bluebird London NYC had it the last time I was there (several years ago) but I don't see it on their online menu no...
by Jay Miller
December 25th, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18622
Views: 1000162

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 24th, 2021, 5:51 pm Three weeks with no purchases. My longest stretch all year. Been crazy!
Well done!

I've made it 24 days so far.
by Jay Miller
December 24th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wine pairing with XLBs (Soup Dumplings)
Replies: 14
Views: 643

Re: Wine pairing with XLBs (Soup Dumplings)

I'm going to shock everyone and agree with the camp that says Sherry.
by Jay Miller
December 24th, 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest meal.
Replies: 71
Views: 3889

Re: The greatest meal.

While I'm not in the mood for the exact thought exercise I decided to cheer myself up last night by cooking a nice meal last night after 2 wine dinners were cancelled and Arnold was stuck off by himself recovering from covid. I made Prime Rib (originally inteded for a Christmas dinner for A) Yorkshi...
by Jay Miller
December 23rd, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2351
Views: 136477

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, and corked 1970 Magdelaine
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by Jay Miller
December 22nd, 2021, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prosecco Rec Please
Replies: 27
Views: 1024

Re: Prosecco Rec Please

This is a different question than what the OP asked, but I'm curious if there are any really good Prosecco. IOW, not "what's decent and cheap," but if there are some actually really good ones, maybe at higher price points. I'm not assuming there are, or are not, but I'm curious to know. B...

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