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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: 14
Views: 561

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: 4934

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: 4934

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: 2406
Views: 147215

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: 981

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: 2406
Views: 147215

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: 1160

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: 1096
Views: 75241

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: 1096
Views: 75241

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: 1096
Views: 75241

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: 2918

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: 2918

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: 1767

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: 1468

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: 2406
Views: 147215

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: 69
Views: 2833

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: 69
Views: 2833

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: 1096
Views: 75241

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...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 14th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Pricing Question
Replies: 42
Views: 2648

Re: Auction Pricing Question

An auction is not the place one goes to find a "deal." Great if you're a seller though. Not sure I follow this logic. I think Peter's example is clearly a deal if you like that kind of wine. In the sense that an auction item involves one seller and potentially many buyers. There's a "scarcity" elem...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 13th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2406
Views: 147215

Re: New York City Restaurants

Made a reservation for Kissaki.

Has anyone been there?
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 10th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75241

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

K John Joseph wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 1:27 pm
PSA - Piper Heidsieck "Extra Dry" means something very, very different than Extra Brut.

That is all.
Yes, the name "Extra Dry" is a misleading classification.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 10th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75241

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

'09 Roederer Rose - a bit darker colored than most other vintages of Roederer Rose, including Cristal. Good fruit with some acidity. Drinks well now and is very enjoyable although not very complex. I wouldn't defer from drinking this for too many more years. Excellent Ray, I love Roederer Rosè, alt...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 10th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75241

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

'09 Roederer Rose - a bit darker colored than most other vintages of Roederer Rose, including Cristal. Good fruit with some acidity. Drinks well now and is very enjoyable although not very complex. I wouldn't defer from drinking this for too many more years. Excellent
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 9th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75241

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

'88 Dom Ruinart Rose - a little more advanced than it should be and showing a little oxidation. Still very enjoyable with good red fruit and some complexity. Excellent minus '90 Krug - not usually a big fan of this Champagne out of 750ml but this was one of the best examples I've had from the forma...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 5th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75241

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Dom Perignon...'08 seems to have entered a closed phase base on this and my last couple of bottles. Ray, I'm glad you mentioned this. I was planning to open an '08 at a wine tasting I donated to a local charity. I'll probably go with an '09 instead. Cheers, Warren I'm gonna risk it and open a 2008 ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 4th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2406
Views: 147215

Re: New York City Restaurants

I believe their stated policy limits corkage to two bottles. But not 100% sure.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 4th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2406
Views: 147215

Re: New York City Restaurants

The Legacy Records/Charlie Bird/Pasquale Jones group of restaurants won't let you bring all of your own wine, if that's what you're envisioning. Danny Meyer's places are much more flexible. They have a corkage policy and I have sure seen an awful lot of wine dinners there. Do you know this for sure...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 3rd, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75241

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

For the Super Bowl, opened '82, '96, '02 and '08 Dom Perignon. The '82 and '96 were great, the '02 was solid but the '08 seems to have entered a closed phase base on this and my last couple of bottles.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 3rd, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75241

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Douglas Breen wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 10:54 pm
1995 Comtes Taittinger- amazing! I am really becoming a Blanc de Blanc fan. Aging so well with a ways to go. Wish I had more.
Great Champagne. My favorite vintage of CdC since 1976.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 3rd, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 15 liter sqn inaugural at upcoming auction!
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: 15 liter sqn inaugural at upcoming auction!

It's one of those lots that could go unsold or hammer for twice the high estimate.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
February 3rd, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most memorable wine experience
Replies: 50
Views: 2722

Re: Your most memorable wine experience

I'll have to cheat and list three. First trip to Paris, I order a bottle of '64 Dom Perignon the first night I am there. Was expecting it to be tired and for it to offer nominal enjoyment. Turned out to be my aged Champagne epiphany. Dinner in Beijing on top of the Great Wall with a number of magnum...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
January 31st, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 8588

Re: Grassl Glassware

They are much less fragile than they appear/feel.

Been using them regularly for a year and all are still intact.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
January 27th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay Auctions BD11 - AUCTIONS CLOSED
Topic: AUCTION: Norlin - our wildest luxury wine bag yet!
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: AUCTION: Norlin - our wildest luxury wine bag yet!

Anton D wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 1:21 pm
$200

I have shoes it matches.
So do I.

$220
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
January 24th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 8588

Re: Grassl Glassware

Chris Freemott wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 10:11 am
Grassl Restaurant Series Champagne Glasses - specs ar 21.4 CM tall, 8CM width

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I will have to try it, but I will be truly surprised/impressed if I like it better than the Liberte, which is easily my favorite Champagne glass. That includes Champagnes with age.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
January 24th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 1009

Re: 2012 Cristal

wow, y'all light your Cristal young. I've honestly never had a Cristal that was actually "mature". The oldest I've had was the 95 and 97 a year or so ago, and they still felt young to me. I have a '90 and an '83 in my cellar. I'm hoping one of them may be mature. Although I had the '09 a while back...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
January 24th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75241

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1995 TAITTINGER COMTES DE CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC- the champagne of the vintage IMHO and better than the 96` for many years until more recently when the latter really came around and is shining brightly now; I’ve drunk all of my stash up, but one of our members brought this and I could have kissed...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
January 2nd, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75241

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1999 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon: It was our 20th wedding anniversary yesterday, so my wife and I drank this. I really don't know how to evaluate it. It is only the second bottle of Dom Perignon I have ever drunk. After drinking it, I really felt you need to drink several bottles an...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 27th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 186
Views: 18666

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Ray, where would you put '88 and '90 Dom in the overall scheme of things and in comparison to the '08? Those were the first two vintages I paid attention to from release onward. Both the '88 and '90 are imo not at the level of '82, '95, '96, '02 or '08. DP should have done better in 1988 and 1990 i...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 26th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 186
Views: 18666

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Ten years from vintage date.

It will definitely be interesting.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 26th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Eastside Tasting Group End of Year Extravaganza
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: TN: Eastside Tasting Group End of Year Extravaganza

Those three vintages of Haut-Brion are among some of my favorite Bordeaux of all-time.

Great line-up.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 26th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 186
Views: 18666

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

They are in their 50s, so not super young. What vintages do you think had more potential? 61? I didn't drink any pre-82 DP younger than 10 years old. '08 DP reaching the heights of '82, '76, '71 and '69, is certainly possible. If it reaches the level of '73, '66, '64, '62, '61 or '59, I'd be very s...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 26th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 186
Views: 18666

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I’ve spoken to several champagne ppl I trust who say they think the 08 dom is both the best current drinker and has the most potential of any dom released in their lifetime. If the people you reference prefer younger and more primary Champagnes, than I won't disagree regarding the first statement. ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 20th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 2619

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

Thanks for everyone's input. i've passed along a few of the suggestions and will let them decide their destination.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 20th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1096
Views: 75241

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

'28 Perrier-Jouet Reserve Extra Brut - Great fill and the color looked very good in the bottle. No effervescence upon pouring but the light golden color in the glass raises my hopes. Downhill from there. Skunky nose with no apparent fruit. Confirmed on the palate. Reconfirmed 15 minutes later and t...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 18th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 2619

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

Robert Dentice wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 9:20 am
There is a Robertas in Urban Space on Lexington and 51st.
Pies are of similar quality to Brooklyn?
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 18th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 2619

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

jeffmazen wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 4:42 am
John's on 64th St may work for them.
Looks like they've closed.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 17th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 2619

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

They don't want to venture too far. As a New Yorker, this means a 20 minute walk. That translates to 1 mile. There are loads of pizza places in the area. I'm sure they'll like where ever they go. If you wanted to know some pizza places on the upper westside, I can help. it's a short ride on the sub...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 17th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 2619

NY Style Pizza Recs

For some tourist friends who are staying near 60th and 5th Ave.

They don't want to venture too far.

TIA.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 17th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Champagne questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1584

Re: Old Champagne questions

Charlie,

How were they?

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