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by Jay Miller
January 24th, 2022, 3:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?
Replies: 88
Views: 3745

Re: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?

Condo Kitchen.jpg We ended up going with Absolute Black Granite. Used the remnants of the sink cutout on top of a vinocave. Clean, simple lines. Classic. With a Blanco sink that I love (not shown as there are dishes in it) :) . Still waiting on a few of the floating shelves, a lot of kitchen stuff,...
by Jay Miller
January 23rd, 2022, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UK Bond Shipping/Importing to the USA - who do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: UK Bond Shipping/Importing to the USA - who do you use?

I had 18 bottles shipped by CI after an auction and it came to $37/bottle. They did a fine job but that seems excessive. I've had nearly as good (and much less expensive) experiences with Seabrook. My problem with them is they never notify me of when they start or finish shipping. But so far it's al...
by Jay Miller
January 22nd, 2022, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?
Replies: 88
Views: 3745

Re: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?

I'll add that I chose a lovely marble for my bathroom vanity and it needs to be wiped down daily to look nice (I gave up on that very early on).

I'm doing Corian next.
by Jay Miller
January 22nd, 2022, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18673
Views: 1003519

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1988 Rauzan-Segla - group purchase spearheaded by Jay Miller: 780C437A-AB05-43BA-9E19-21C70A8E5D86.jpeg Very clean bottle! Nice purchase. I am really enjoying their 70s bottles right now. I love the 1970 but haven't tried any other '70s vintages. Glad to hear that others are also better than their ...
by Jay Miller
January 22nd, 2022, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18673
Views: 1003519

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jayson Cohen wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 6:40 am I believe this is an ex Chateau reconditioned bottle with new label.
That is correct.

It was from the Sotheby's Chanel auction.
by Jay Miller
January 22nd, 2022, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2022 La Paulee
Replies: 17
Views: 868

Re: 2022 La Paulee

Just signed up for the Verticals so I'll see some of you there
by Jay Miller
January 22nd, 2022, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Featuring Some Champagne Producers--Live Zoom + Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 1124

Re: Featuring Some Champagne Producers--Live Zoom + Tasting

Saturday at noon sounds great. I have fond memories of the first series
by Jay Miller
January 21st, 2022, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2022 La Paulee
Replies: 17
Views: 868

Re: 2022 La Paulee

But then there’s Covid. Spitting with several hundred people who just flew in from around the world … not sure I can get comfortable with that yet. And that's why I haven't signed up for the Verticals yet. I went to La Fete and spent a lot of the day thinking, "this is probably one of the stup...
by Jay Miller
January 21st, 2022, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2022 La Paulee
Replies: 17
Views: 868

Re: 2022 La Paulee

I'm leaning towards the Verticals. Grand tasting is mostly 2018 which I don't have much interest in.

Gala dinner is unlikely though the thought that maybe I should do it just once is gaining on me a little.
by Jay Miller
January 21st, 2022, 5:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?
Replies: 88
Views: 3745

Re: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?

It's looking more and more likely that my wife is attached to marble after spending the afternoon in warehouses looking at slabs of everything. So, talk to me about sealing if anyone has opinions. Hopefully something we can apply easily and no more than twice a year. Doesn't have to be perfect in t...
by Jay Miller
January 21st, 2022, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?
Replies: 39
Views: 2104

Re: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?

While I haven't shopped there since they moved locations they are one of the oldest wine stores in NYC. I'd be surprised if they wouldn't deliver on futures but I admit that they've fallen off my radar in the last decade or so.
by Jay Miller
January 20th, 2022, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AND IT BEGINS!! Planning for BerserkerDay 13 (Jan 27, 2022)
Replies: 87
Views: 8924

Re: AND IT BEGINS!! Planning for BerserkerDay 13 (Jan 27, 2022)

Remind me again, when is Berserkerday? You should probably post it somewhere obvious, like the thread title.
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: 31
Views: 2261

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: 60
Views: 2311

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: 13857
Views: 604328

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: 88
Views: 3745

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: 221
Views: 17005

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: 12
Views: 2068

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: 21
Views: 2103

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: 221
Views: 17005

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: 18673
Views: 1003519

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: 3810

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: 4538

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: 247

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: 5786

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: 1512

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: 1937

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: 81904

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: 2994

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: 4252

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: 2643

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: 4252

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: 7429

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: 2325

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: 81904

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: 4760

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: 2330

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: 2330

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: 4760

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: 81904

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: 8286

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: 1698

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: 7123

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: 876

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: 4963

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: 4963

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: 1698

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: 2317

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: 5168

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!

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