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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 1st, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2832

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

CdC's production is not "well over a large Bordeaux estate".

Also, not sure what you mean by "Comtes is doomed to be cheap and oversupplied to people like us".
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 29th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Dom Perignon
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: TN: 2009 Dom Perignon

Blake Brown wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 7:52 am
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 7:21 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 4:17 pm


08 Dom is in hibernation atm in my opinion.
Definitely.

I haven't opened a bottle this year because of my last couple of examples.
Ray, they are talking about 2008, not 1908 Dom. [tease.gif]
Oh sorry - ignore my previous post. champagne.gif
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 29th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Dom Perignon
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: TN: 2009 Dom Perignon

I opened the 2008 Dom late yesterday afternoon and 3 of us found it very nice but somewhat unremarkable. Later, before dinner, I opened a 2006 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee, and that got everyone excited! What an incredible wine. I have some of the 2009 Dom and it sounds like it might be open for business...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 6th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Toasting lost friends
Replies: 22
Views: 1237

Re: Toasting lost friends

Oh no, hadn't heard that Rob S. had passed.
I thought his medical issues were behind him.

Was a bit eccentric but he had a really good heart.
We exchanged countless pours of Champagne at dozens and dozens of auctions.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 1st, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11838

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Not sure, it was at the may HDH auction. The estimate was 1500-2200 so my guess is it’s probably pretty recent. No pictures in the catalog. HDH's estimates are notoriously low. A few years ago I bid on some older label Krug bottles for more than double the high estimate and I wasn't the winning bid...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 1st, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11838

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 11:07 am
6 mags of Krug MV for $5000??? Wtf
Which label?
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 14th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153512

Re: New York City Restaurants

And another blow to my beloved neighborhood - Jewel Bako closing. I can't tell you how many great nights I have had here! https://evgrieve.com/2020/05/jewel-bako-is-permanently-closing.html Sorry to hear about Jewel Bako. It was the first "real" sushi restaurant that I took my older daughter to abo...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 13th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 52
Views: 3966

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

I have bought and repurchased. Started with the 1855 and added the cru. We absolutely love them. So light and graceful and really showcases the wine. We had some Riedel on the patio this weekend and they felt like 5 pounds each. Night and day. I also love the decanters. Light and the little base on...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 13th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 52
Views: 3966

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 11:46 am
Andrew K. wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 2:41 pm

I'm looking forward to trying aged Champagne in the Mineralite.

The best combo I've had.
I misspoke.

Liberte and aged Champagne is my favorite combo.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 13th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 52
Views: 3966

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

Andrew K. wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 2:41 pm

I'm looking forward to trying aged Champagne in the Mineralite.

The best combo I've had.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 8th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 539
Views: 47575

Re: The Cocktail Thread

With the sun out and the temps creeping up (to 60), I've become a Paper Plane making machine, but am adding fresh squeezed mandarin in. Still 1:1:1:1 (lemon : bourbon : aperol : amaro nonino), but I add juice from a single squeezed mandarin. I swear to god this thing tastes like I'm on a boat in th...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 7th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eleven Madison Park Might Not Reopen
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: Eleven Madison Park Might Not Reopen

Sorry guys but the owner is a multi billionaire hedge guy and if wants to reopen he can. I find it disgusting that so many restaurants with ultra rich owners / investors are not supporting their employees. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Gottesman https://www.forbes.com/profile/noam-gottesman/#4...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 6th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!
Replies: 104
Views: 23910

Re: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!

Jonathan Sirot is not responding anymore and owes me Next Of Kyn bottles. Transaction was before I read the negative reviews on here about him. That sucks, so sorry to hear it. You should seriously consider contacting the Middletown CT police department or the FBI. I have phone numbers I can provid...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 6th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 2964

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

'81 Krug Collection
'92 Krug Clos du Mesnil
'86 Roumier Bonnes Mares
'94 Leroy's (numerous wines)
'52 Cantemerle
'74 Cristal

The Cristal I haven't had in 10+ years, so it may be tired now.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 2nd, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday night "sausage & peppers" TNs: Three from Stella di Campalto
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Friday night "sausage & peppers" TNs: Three from Stella di Campalto

I'm a big fan of her wines as well. Was one of my favorite visits in Tuscany. I forget the exact percentage, but over 90% (and I think it's high 90's in most vintages) of the grapes used to make the Rosso come from classified Brunello vineyards. I agree with you that the 2010 is definitely very plea...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 29th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Olive Oils from Wine Producers
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Olive Oils from Wine Producers

A friend of mine sends me six bottles of Frescobaldi Laudemio Extra Virgin Olive Oil every year right after the harvest. High quality oil.

If interested it is available here

https://www.markethallfoods.com/product ... -olive-oil
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 28th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1304
Views: 88730

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Andrew, Which label did the bottle have - older style black label or the newer white one? I love this wine in both incarnations, but the newer labeled bottles (which were later disgorgement) are a step up in my book. The later disgorgements (white label) of this wine have a lot more depth and preci...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 28th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1304
Views: 88730

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Had my first bottle of 2002 Dom Ruinart BdB last weekend. Had an interesting experience that I detailed in this TN. Glad I have another in the cellar and 6 more on the way this fall. Brioche nose. Soft palate. Very light bubbles. Limited acidity. Lacks some pop I was expecting. 92 pts. Edit: 2 hour...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 28th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1304
Views: 88730

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Had my first bottle of 2002 Dom Ruinart BdB last weekend. Had an interesting experience that I detailed in this TN. Glad I have another in the cellar and 6 more on the way this fall. Brioche nose. Soft palate. Very light bubbles. Limited acidity. Lacks some pop I was expecting. 92 pts. Edit: 2 hour...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 24th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1115

Re: TN: 1978 Dom Perignon

I would suggest you try to find a well stored bottle of '73 DP. For me, and for most of friends in my aged Champagne drinking circle, it is clearly the best DP from the '70's. Was also voted the best Champagne at a 1970's Champagne dinner I hosted in December which included experienced as well as n...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 24th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1115

Re: TN: 1978 Dom Perignon

We recently had a 1978 Veuve Cave Privee Rose that was sublime. Not sure how 1978 ranks in terms of Champagne vintages, but if these two data points mean anything, it seems like it was a good year. Actually 1978 isn't highly regarded and there are a number of better vintages in the '70's. But, ther...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 22nd, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: is this the end of byo culture?
Replies: 33
Views: 2593

Re: is this the end of byo culture?

I would think that restos will want to get butts in seats ASAP. Then you couple that with more than a few places having drawn down their wine inventory to stay afloat. I’d think the wise owners would recognize that adjusting corkage policies should be a good way to lure diners back in. While I agre...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 21st, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1115

Re: TN: 1978 Dom Perignon

A few posters have given some other vintage suggestions, but imo any vintage from the '60's or prior is starting to get long in the tooth unless in Mag, perfectly stored or late disgorged. This is coming from somebody who loves aged Champagne. I would suggest you try to find a well stored bottle of...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 20th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1115

Re: TN: 1978 Dom Perignon

Yao, Your emotion and pleasure clearly shows in your post. Glad you enjoyed your bottle as much as you did. A few posters have given some other vintage suggestions, but imo any vintage from the '60's or prior is starting to get long in the tooth unless in Mag, perfectly stored or late disgorged. Thi...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 17th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Winston Churchill Was Drinking During the Blitz.
Replies: 41
Views: 2610

Re: What Winston Churchill Was Drinking During the Blitz.

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Apparently he drank 42000 bottles of pol roger in his lifetime
Maybe he was a part of drinking that many bottles.
That's nearly two bottles of Pol Roger every day for sixty years.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 11th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50th birthday vintage (1971)
Replies: 27
Views: 798

Re: 50th birthday vintage (1971)

Dom Perignon won't be too hard to find and will be within your budget. Trotanoy will also be "reasonably" priced. Certan de May if you can find it. Others will serve you better for specific Riesling and Barolo advice. Obviously provenance for any 50 year old wine is of the utmost importance. Fill, c...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 11th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50th birthday vintage (1971)
Replies: 27
Views: 798

Re: 50th birthday vintage (1971)

Champagne, Barolo, Pomerol and German Riesling.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 11th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just finished another new wine book: Wine Girl
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: Just finished another new wine book: Wine Girl

I remember her well from her time at Marea.
Was unaware of abusive experiences.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 9th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which 1980 wine? (Pichon Lalande or Guigal Hermitage)
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Which 1980 wine? (Pichon Lalande or Guigal Hermitage)

Guigal Hermitage from that era (and older) are great wines. Would be an easy decision for me.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 9th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668941

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Nothing for over a month. Most likely my longest hiatus in around 25 years.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 3rd, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 539
Views: 47575

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Made a Plymouth Gin Martini with olives last night. First Martini I've made in a few years. How much vermouth do you use? I make my martinis more akin to how they used to be made: a decent amount of vermouth (say, 25% or so). Curious as to what others do. I use a 5-1 ratio, so 16.67% Vermouth.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 1st, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 539
Views: 47575

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Made a Plymouth Gin Martini with olives last night. First Martini I've made in a few years.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
March 24th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: is this the end of byo culture?
Replies: 33
Views: 2593

Re: is this the end of byo culture?

Don't see any correlation.

When restaurants re-open, I don't see any change.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
March 16th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5456

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

1975 Irroy Cuvee Marie Antoinette 1906 Pol Roger from 375ml 1916 Chateau Cantemerle 1952 Louis Latour Corton Grancey I've had mixed results aging Champagne in 375's. I'm really curious how a Champagne in that format from 1906 could be not totally oxidized and undrinkable. What was it that made it s...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
March 16th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5456

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

1975 Irroy Cuvee Marie Antoinette

1906 Pol Roger from 375ml

1916 Chateau Cantemerle

1952 Louis Latour Corton Grancey
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
March 14th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153512

Re: New York City Restaurants

Sat at the bar for dinner at Marea last night. A third of the bar chairs have been removed. The bar was full with diners, but the dining room was definitely less than the mandated maximum 50% capacity. The staff was pleasant as always, but not surprisingly, quite somber. It was very sad. That said, ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
March 10th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NYC restaurant recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: NYC restaurant recommendations

While Marea has long been one of my favorite restaurants in the city there were reports in the other thread of massive staff turnover last year due to a lawsuit which led to a drop off in quality. I haven't been there myself to confirm. There definitely was a significant staff turnover, but closer ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
March 9th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153512

Re: New York City Restaurants

Tanoshi Sushi on the UES was solid but nothing special. Brought my own stems with no corkage fees. Reasonably priced at just a little over $100. A good neighborhood spot but not worth the 20 minute and $20 Uber to get there. Weird set-up in that the guests have to wait outside for each seating to be...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
March 8th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what do you think this would go for at auction?
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: So what do you think this would go for at auction?

Your link says 200,000 bottles.

There would be virtually zero interest by individuals at auction.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
March 6th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1304
Views: 88730

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Had a spectacular lunch at Marea yesterday with some good friends. Four great flights of wine but since I'm posting in a Champagne thread, I'll only post about the Krug. '96 Krug Mag - our reception and first Champagne in the opening flight. Cork was pulled about 30 minutes prior to serving, Was vib...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
March 5th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1304
Views: 88730

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

'66 Dom Perignon - a friend and I split a large parcel of this 15 or so years ago and every bottle has been in at least good shape. Foil capsule but no late-release markings, so impossible to know exactly when this was disgorged but probably during the '80's. Extremely effervescent for a Champagne ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
March 3rd, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1304
Views: 88730

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Pierre Peters BdB - disgorged Sept '03 - a fair amount of effervescence with a pale yellow color. Plenty of yellow fruit with some mature nutty flavors adding great complexity. This bottle was not only the best bottle of NV Pierre Peters I've had, but the best bottle of any Pierre Peters Champag...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 26th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One dozen bottles plus a magnum of Champagne at $150 per bottle corkage for a special lunch at La Grenouille.
Replies: 45
Views: 2994

Re: One dozen bottles plus a magnum of Champagne at $150 per bottle corkage for a special lunch at La Grenouille.

Which high end restaurants in NYC allow BYO for a high or unlimited number of bottles per table for any corkage fee? Last time I checked the highest bottle limit I could find was four (EMP). Most were either zero or max of two. I’m surprised Grenouille agreed to such a high number of bottles, even ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 26th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One dozen bottles plus a magnum of Champagne at $150 per bottle corkage for a special lunch at La Grenouille.
Replies: 45
Views: 2994

Re: One dozen bottles plus a magnum of Champagne at $150 per bottle corkage for a special lunch at La Grenouille.

The most nonsensical corkage story I experienced was at EMP years ago under the Danny Meyer regime, and when Daniel Humm was cooking there. At the time, you were allowed to bring X number of bottles, after which you had to pay an additional "dedicated sommelier fee." Maybe $300? Don't recall exactl...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 24th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1976

Re: Anything good from '81?

I haven't had it in a few years, but '81 Vega Sicilia has been very good. And as others have mentioned a number of Rioja's.

Best Champagnes are Krug Collection, especially from magnum, Cristal and Taittinger CdC.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 24th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - any copycats?
Replies: 24
Views: 1522

Re: Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - any copycats?

Yaacov, The closest comparison I can think of is Pierre Peters Chetillons (Special Club or just Cuvee Speciale for older bottles) with two to three decades of age. When young, the Peters wine isn't all that similar, but as it ages, it kind of takes a stylistic place right between Comtes and Krug Cl...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 21st, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153512

Re: New York City Restaurants

Went for lunch at Kissaki yesterday. Minimalist but sleek room. They don't have their liquor license yet, but I inquired what their byob policy was. I was told it was fine to bring my own wine and their wouldn't be any corkage. I brought some stems not knowing what type of glassware they had. Upon a...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 20th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 70
Views: 3178

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

Roger Shideler

No Limit Fine Wines

707-894-9900

Just received an email from him. Tons of '71 German wines.

No affiliation. Bought wine from him once which went very smoothly.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 19th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 70
Views: 3178

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

Champagne, Red Burgs and Trotanoy.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 17th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1304
Views: 88730

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Kept it young over the past few days - '99 Billecart-Salmon BdB - one of my favorite wines from the vintage. Not quite up there with Taittinger CdC or Cristal but highly enjoyable. Still quite vibrant with yellow fruits and good acidity. Will probably drink well for another 10-15 years. Excellent '0...

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