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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 13th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4357

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

The Cristal is utterly brilliant, and while it needs a few years, it is perhaps one of the most exciting Champagnes I have ever tasted. Nothing I have tasted from the vintage comes close, so I will allocate my dollars to this. However, I suspect will also grab some Taittinger Comtes when it is rele...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 12th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings
Replies: 20
Views: 2549

Re: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings

Jay Miller wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 6:19 am
aaronfullen wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 6:07 am
This has to be parody.
I hope so, I really do.
It isn't.

It took me a couple of minutes and then I remembered I was seated at the same table with him at an auction a couple of years ago.

Seemed to have limited wine knowledge - he asked me numerous questions throughout the auction.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 12th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134580

Re: New York City Restaurants

RyanC wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 6:28 am
I ate at Crown Shy last night. It was very good but not quite great.
I agree with you.

That said, they did a great job for a wine dinner for eight people I set up there.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 11th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4357

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

No vintage 2008 Krug, according to AG. Yea I did see that posted here. FWIW I asked the Krug rep at a champagne tasting last month and he could neither confirm nor deny but said he would be surprised if the vintage isn't declared. Another LVMH winemaker confirmed to a friend that there would not be...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 11th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4357

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

2008 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill - only my second time having this vintage of SWC. Toasty aromas with yellow citrus and light floral notes. Rich palate with great acidity. Drinks extremely well already but I suspect it will stay that way for twenty plus years. Staggering minus Unfortunately, th...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 8th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 633
Views: 66824

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

champagne.gif Red Peony is a new Chinese restaurant at 24 West 56th Street (in the old Joe's Shanghai space - and they still have soup dumplings). They are eager to host wine dinners with no corkage, at least until they receive a liquor license. Stemware is thick wide bowls, adequate but not suitabl...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 7th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanters for ballers only
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: Decanters for ballers only

Those are great gifts for a wine lover.

Of course you can find them much more inexpensively at auction.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 6th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2700

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

You need to drink more Champagne [wink.gif]
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 6th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2051

Re: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?

I'm a '73 baby, not exactly Vintage of the decade, but I have had a lot of fun buying and trying different wines from that year. '73 Ridge Monte Bello, '73 Ridge Geyserville Zin, and '73 Heitz MV have been stunning. The few Bordeaux I've had, not so much. But it is always fun to see if I am aging b...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 3rd, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Using old decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: Using old decanters

The 1907 Match Play Trophy needs some silver polish.
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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 1st, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found bottle of 1969 Dom Perignon
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: Found bottle of 1969 Dom Perignon

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 12:15 pm
I would think ullage is more of an issue in champagne than still wine, no?
If you like older Champagne and don't need a lot of effervescence, then color is much more important than the ullage.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 1st, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found bottle of 1969 Dom Perignon
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: Found bottle of 1969 Dom Perignon

Gerhard P. wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 9:37 am
Bottle looks original,
With that type of capsule, it is definitely an original release. However, assuming the picture is properly displaying the capsule, I have never seen that color before. Several different shades of blue and green, but not that.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 31st, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck
Replies: 16
Views: 996

Re: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck

Only times I've been is when reservations were purchased through charity auctions. But that was in the aughts so things may have changed. Good luck getting a reservation for you and your daughter but if you don't you won't be missing great food. Growing up my grandmother made most of the same dishes...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 28th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First 2012 cristal offering i've seen
Replies: 27
Views: 2039

Re: First 2012 cristal offering i've seen

Haven't had it, but offers out of London are sub $200.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 25th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5112

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

A little surprised by the number of posts for very young or recently disgorged Champagne.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 22nd, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 66
Views: 2258

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Great topic. American cheese makers have really been coming on strong the last couple of decades or so. I'll give you three that I especially like: Humboldt Fog (oldie but goodie), Uplands Farms Pleasant Ridge Reserve , and almost anything from Vermont Creamery (Bijou, Cremont at the top). Looking ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 22nd, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Bollinger Dinner - brief notes
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Champagne Bollinger Dinner - brief notes

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 7:45 am
It is odd that the 08 Grand Annee is "extremely limited production." It is their primary vintage champagne I thought.
I don't recall the exact production numbers, but while the volume is less in 2008 compared to other vintages, I think the rep's statement is a bit hyperbolic.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 22nd, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 66
Views: 2258

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

A couple of very good friends live in Litchfield. Every visit includes at least one breakfast at A Mano and one dinner at Arethusa. Been buying their cheeses since visiting them. Their ice cream shop is always packed. Owners of Arethusa used to be the sole (I believe) distributors of Manolo Blahnik ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 21st, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1572

Re: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines

I was told that Krug ages in 750 then mags are put together at a later date in larger bottles when disgorged. I don't know if that's incorrect info or not. incorrect, fortunately. i believe there is a rule that says anything below jero must be sold in the same bottle in which 2ndary fermentation oc...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 21st, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134580

Re: New York City Restaurants

p@ulbortin wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 2:05 pm
Another surprise Marea lost a star.
Yeah - I didn't want to bring that up.

They can have negative ten stars, and I'll still go there once a week.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 21st, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134580

Re: New York City Restaurants

Crown Shy received a star.

Put together a wine dinner there last week - food was excellent, service great and wine service even better with high end stemware.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 21st, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134580

Re: New York City Restaurants

Michelin is out! Atomix gets bumped to 2. So happy for them. Ukiyo, Jack Lambs new spot gets one! Odo gets one. Blue Hill at Stone Barns 2 (thought they might have gotten 3). https://ny.eater.com/2019/10/21/20924026/michelin-restaurants-nyc-stars-2020 As always a couple of surprises on the list. Aq...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 21st, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1572

Re: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines

i think Krug GC out of magnum is perhaps the greatest deal in champagne. Jero or go home. haha... but for real, do they make the wine in jeros or decant after made? Verboten for 10-12?? or so years for jero's. Secondary fermentation has to be in bottle for 3L or smaller, unless regulations have rec...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 21st, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1572

Re: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines

ybarselah wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 8:58 am
i think Krug GC out of magnum is perhaps the greatest deal in champagne.
Jero or go home.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 21st, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1572

Re: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines

Robert M yers wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 1:20 am
The reps from Krug don’t bring backup bottles? I’m surprised they would even announce or show dead, corked or off bottles.
Wasn't at this event, but for similar ones that I've been to, a few collectors/attendees bring a bottle or two from their cellars. I'm assuming that's what happened here.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 18th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day

Paul Jaouen wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 9:42 am
Why is it "International" Champagne day? Champagne is only French.
Not according to Korbel.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 18th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5112

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

'66 Taittinger CdC has supplanted '73 DP. Killer.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 16th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5112

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

96 Salon 96 Dom 02 Krug I have an event with some heavyweights in early Nov. I have not popped 08 Cristal yet--worth the infanticide? Scott, I would say no based on my experience with the 2008 Cristal. Me too If you have a number of bottles, I would disagree Doug and Kirk and open one at your event...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 15th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134580

Re: New York City Restaurants

Third time at Crown Shy. First dinner.

Food, Service and Stemware were all outstanding, especially the Wine Service.

Good vibe as well.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 15th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 847
Views: 55517

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

At Crown Shy - went young especially for me. '88 Henriot Cuvee Enchanteleurs Mag - I purchased this on release in Europe probably around 20 years ago. Paled in comparison to other mags I've opened. Still very good, but not what it should be or has been. Very Good Plus '09 Cristal - A bit sweeter and...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 14th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27906

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Kudos to Seabrook which put a rush in and delivered my wine last Friday. I was impressed. Yup. Kudos for truly superlative shipping service. They got mine in under the wire, and had it nicely packed in styro with an additional thermoliner since it is still warm in Florida. They also routed it throu...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 12th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5112

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

alan weinberg wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 9:45 am
Cookshop. Not a good name for a store that sells wine.
It's a restaurant.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 11th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2464

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

If you sell through Acker or one of the auction houses, they take their piece off the top and some of them also want a minimum dollar value. Not sure what it is now but I think Acker used to require that the value of your collection be at least $10K. Their "piece off the top" is a 3% handling fee. ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 9th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5112

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

alan weinberg wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 7:14 pm
C Chen wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 8:48 am
'64 Dom.
cool. I have one on deck.
Hoping you have a great bottle. I'm about 8 for 20 over the past few years. Although the highs are very high.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 9th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1483

Re: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?

julianseersmartin wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Get the 2006 Comte de Champagne and save some money.
+1 to this.
Not saving that much money, and for me, '06 CdC is not currently close to giving the drinking pleasure of '08 DP.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 9th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134580

Re: New York City Restaurants

Interesting article on the Batali restaurants. I am not a fan of the restaurants nonetheless it feels like the writers wanted to do a take down piece but found them all not to be as bad as hoped? https://ny.eater.com/2019/10/8/20899482/babbo-del-posto-lupa-otto-review-restaurants-bastianich Del Pos...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 9th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134580

Re: New York City Restaurants

Interesting article on the Batali restaurants. I am not a fan of the restaurants nonetheless it feels like the writers wanted to do a take down piece but found them all not to be as bad as hoped? https://ny.eater.com/2019/10/8/20899482/babbo-del-posto-lupa-otto-review-restaurants-bastianich Del Pos...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 8th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5112

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Hard to pick just one so I'll go with a perfect bottle of '73 DP and '81 Krug Collection Mag.

I have a few serious Champagne dinners scheduled before year end, so my favorite could change.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 2nd, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

I opened this side by side with the 08 Dom Perignon and the Dom was the unanimous favorite. Maybe things will be different in 20 years. I hope so...this bottle cost me $79 at the NH state Liquor store. I did the same tasting a few times and the Cristal was always preferred. What I love about the 08...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 1st, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6367

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Has anyone seen them in 375s? I’ve never seen a half bottle of Dom before - not at the caves or retail.. don’t think they are produced.. I don't know if they did or not, but I've heard stories of "small bottles" of Dom Perignon at a Golf Course. Given that it was my father (who is not "into wine" y...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 1st, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

Michael S. Monie wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 2:36 pm
Killer+ Champagne!
Trademark Infringement!!!
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 28th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 141
Views: 10725

Re: 2008 Salon

John,

I'm sorry, but I find it hard to believe that a merchant who is in business for less than a year, doesn't have a physical presence or even a website, received a 75 case allocation considering you claim all of the 2008 Salon released in Europe sold in a day.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 27th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 866
Views: 41576

Re: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)

Another great pair of tasting notes where there is virtually no correlation in the critics' descriptors. The first is all red fruits and the second is all dark fruits. No hint of mint or menthol in the first, which are prominent in the second note. They have only white pepper in common, and tannin ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 26th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134580

Re: New York City Restaurants

Went back to Omakase Room by Maaser. Food was just as good as my first meal. Slightly different experience at night as they are busier and 6 other people who I know happened to show up and we had quite a bit of wine flowing between them and us and across the counter with the Chefs. It was an overal...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 26th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 141
Views: 10725

Re: 2008 Salon

B. Buzzini wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 11:30 am
Since there will be no 2008 Krug...maybe people can justify their Krug $ going for this? [grin.gif]
Where did you hear that?
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 23rd, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 141
Views: 10725

Re: 2008 Salon

To be honest.....i am surprised that you are surprised. Perfect marketing strategy. A lot of buyers buy as an investment. I am quitte sure this case will do 10K in a few years so i can’t blame them. La Tache 2016 was very expensive en primeur but everybody who had the chance went “all in”.....not f...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 20th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)

In that general era, there were some terrible problems with heat-damaged champagne, at least on the East Coast of the U.S. For a few years there, we were plagued with undrinkably rancid Salons, from at least the 1988 vintage on through to the first few vintages of the 1990s. The first vintages for ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 20th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134580

Re: New York City Restaurants

These small restaurants open with great young chefs and it works for awhile because they do not need to do much business to avoid losing money but then they realize you can never make money with an 8-12 seat restaurant that does two turns a night. When Gem closed for the summer and said they would ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 20th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)

I mentioned in the thread on the 2008 that I tried a bottle of '96 recently that was extremely disappointing. We tried it later in the evening hoping a little air would help, and it hadn't. We had several better Champagnes on hand (all significantly less expensive) and literally dumped half of the ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 18th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3847

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

Cliff Hillegass sold his company in 1998 and passed away in 2001.

CliffsNotes continues to sell millions of copies of recently written books every year.

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