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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 16th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 25
Views: 1286

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Billecart Salmon, not Salmon Billecart

2003 was a "warm" year? 19,000 people died! Living in FL has warped your perspective.
Since we're in proofreading mode, it's Billecart-Salmon, not Billecart Salmon. champagne.gif
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 10th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants

John Morris wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 10:49 am
Ross - I take it you're EVP of Sokolin LLC, the Bridgehampton firm listed on LinkedIn. You should have explained that!
Was obvious to me that he worked there when he said "we".
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 9th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Making a good Vesper
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Making a good Vesper

I use Cocchi Americano in lieu of Lillet.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 4th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3307

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Keith Levenberg wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 9:39 am
2001 was underrated by Pierre Rovani and overrated by everybody else.
Can't agree that 2001 was almost uniformly overrated.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
September 2nd, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 778
Views: 50055

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Opened our first bottle of NV Eric Rodez Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée des Grands Vintages, from a lot disgorged in May 2016. While the nose was quite impressive, we found it a bit disjointed, with coarse bubbles. Still drinkable, but not nearly what I was expecting with the producer and cru. No signs ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 29th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1441

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Bone marrow fusilli at Marea in NYC. Have to have it every time. Yes. We had our wedding lunch (closest we got to a reception) at Marea after the service and all of us ordered this dish, except one who is vegetarian. As a pescatarian I've never had this dish except for a couple of times when the ki...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 28th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1441

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

When Ladner was still at Del Posto, the Caramelle was pretty spectacular.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 28th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 778
Views: 50055

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Back in 2003 when the Concorde was grounded, British Airways reneged on their remaining special order bottles of 1985 Krug. I bought a fair amount of cases of it shortly thereafter and have enjoyed them for about the 15 past years, This was my last bottle. Disgorged about halfway between the origina...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 25th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1983 dunn napa
Replies: 26
Views: 1365

Re: 1983 dunn napa

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 2:31 pm
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 10:41 am
ybarselah wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 8:22 am
age your wines!
I don't believe in that philosophy.
So when will my 5L of the '87 Howell Mountain be ready, then?
I had a bunch of 5L Howell Mountains. Wasn't sure if I would live long enough to open them at maturity, so they went to auction.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 25th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1983 dunn napa
Replies: 26
Views: 1365

Re: 1983 dunn napa

ybarselah wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 2:13 pm
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 10:41 am
ybarselah wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 8:22 am
age your wines!
I don't believe in that philosophy.
I still remember a 1982 dunn Howell mountain at one of your ridiculous golf parties at the compound. Epic wine.
I remember that too. I served that wine blind a number of times. Must have been 11 or 12 years ago.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 25th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 11:45 am
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 9:00 am
One of the better 1999's
There was a time when it was dirt cheap too. B-S has been aggressively pushing the price of the release upward
Unfortunately, that has become a very common theme.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 25th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1983 dunn napa
Replies: 26
Views: 1365

Re: 1983 dunn napa

ybarselah wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 8:22 am
age your wines!
I don't believe in that philosophy.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 22nd, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 778
Views: 50055

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

'96 DP last night. Not quite at the level of the best '96's, but one of the more consistent as well as a really good Champagnes from the vintage.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 22nd, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines to bring back from Europe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: Which wines to bring back from Europe?

20%. Though that only further proves your point. Except there is no VAT if the wine is sold in Bond and brought over by an importer. Wine doesn’t have to be in bond to be exportable without paying VAT. A small percentage of wine taxes has been included in the cost, which you will not get back. I've...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 21st, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OK to store long-term in OWC?
Replies: 37
Views: 2095

Re: OK to store long-term in OWC?

As others have posted, open and check the contents of the owc’s.
Before Barry Silver went hardcore, he sent me several cases with much lesser wines in the bottom layer of “sealed” owc’s.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 21st, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2154
Views: 128203

Re: New York City Restaurants

Neta closing in a couple of weeks. Haven’t been there in a few years but I was a regular until Nick and Jimmy left to open Shuko.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 21st, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2726

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

Gabe Berk wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 9:19 am
Cash only, matter of time the IRS came down on them.
NYS not the IRS.

Most likely a Sales Tax issue.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 18th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines to bring back from Europe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: Which wines to bring back from Europe?

20%. Though that only further proves your point. Except there is no VAT if the wine is sold in Bond and brought over by an importer. True, but you don’t need to go to the UK to buy wine that way; you can get it shipped. The wine generally available in retail stores in the UK is likely to have the V...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 18th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines to bring back from Europe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: Which wines to bring back from Europe?

Jason T wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 1:36 pm
John Morris wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 11:32 am
Prices on most things are higher than in the US, in part because of the 17% VAT.
20%. Though that only further proves your point.
Except there is no VAT if the wine is sold in Bond and brought over by an importer.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 18th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1497

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

Got to drink 08 Cristal last night and all I can say is that I'm very happy my buddy has another 180 bottles in his cellar. Holy cow. [dance2.gif] [d_training.gif] It sounds like it is a lot, and it is. But, if you assume it has thirty more years of prime drinking that's only one bottle every two m...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 17th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1497

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

What if the question had been like vintages....08 Comtes vs. 08 Cristal at 2x the price? Not only are Cristal and Comte very different wines, comparing 06 vs. 08/09 Cristal seems very unfair. I will say 2009 Cristal is stunning, went to a 200 person event where we drank about 15 cases of 2009 Crist...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 14th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2280

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 4:41 am
Also with champagne, the bottles we buy in the UK and France are almost always fresher and younger-seeming.
And it's usually not even close.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 14th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3424

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

It ends up as deciding whether I would prefer Cristal 2008 or the Krug 2004. I think the Krug is excellent, but potentially the Cristal is better. I drank my last bottle of the 2002 Cristal recently, and did not feel like repurchasing at double the money. But the 2008 is potentially as good or bett...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 11th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3606

Re: 2008 champagne question

Thanks for posting this crickey - Similiar questions/dilemma... Not trying to hijack the thread... for the well versed Champy drinkers/collectors, where would you place Bollinger in regards to the 3 above? At ~125/b, and “great scores”, seems like an ok idea for me to throw some in the back of cell...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 11th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3606

Re: 2008 champagne question

I've never understood drinking young Dom Perignon. To me, it is just way too reductive for the handful of years after the release. The smoky character mentioned by William above is what dominates a young vintage - often up to a point that the wine really doesn't smell of anything but gunpowder smok...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 8th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2280

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.

1983 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut En Magnum. Perfectly mature nose displaying apple pie, apricot, dry peach, a hint of red currant, a hint of vin jaune, caramel, honey and limestone mineral. Very good concentration, finely layered sweet yellow fruit with a hint of red, still showing ample ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 5th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4430

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

Howard,

The negative posts in response to the type of TN's you mention are far, far less frequent than they were on Squires or the early years of this board. If the post contains tasting notes and not just a list of wines, there should be no problem whatever the cost of the wines.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 3rd, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2154
Views: 128203

Re: New York City Restaurants

My wife and I will be in New York for a semi-impromptu one night trip in two weeks. Too late to get reservations at the big name places but we're really not looking for a pricey multi-course extravaganza. We're really just looking for a good dinner and a nice night out. Any suggestions, preferably ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 2nd, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Tips for Drinking/Decanting '79 Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Tips for Drinking/Decanting '79 Bordeaux

Stand for a while. Double decant - drink right away.. should last for 2 hours without issue.. Have had the 79 margaux/haut brion/las cases/cos estournel (also my birthyear!) Unless there is travel involved, no reason at all to double decant. 1. I think In a decanter it will fade faster 2. In bottle...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 2nd, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Tips for Drinking/Decanting '79 Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Tips for Drinking/Decanting '79 Bordeaux

Mark Y wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 11:32 am
Stand for a while.
Double decant - drink right away.. should last for 2 hours without issue..
Have had the 79 margaux/haut brion/las cases/cos estournel
(also my birthyear!)
Unless there is travel involved, no reason at all to double decant.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
August 2nd, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are mags of 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Where are mags of 1996 Dom Perignon

All saved for later disgorgement.

They'll be able to charge that much more for P2 and P3.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 31st, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 2095

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

There are 1,000 Will’s in a sense Wilfred, While obviously the chef is the most important component of a restaurant, I think you are undervaluing the importance of the FoH personnel. I don't think EMP becomes "EMP" without Will the same way I don't think Marea becomes "Marea" without Rocky. I know ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 30th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 2095

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

Info posted yesterday.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 25th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 1965

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

[ but the restaurant loses on the revenue which pays BOH and w/ whom your tips may not be legally shared. so with you, the check average goes down. i won't make the case that you're "hurting" the restaurant as you're only one, but the justification, etc.., isn't aligned with the reality of the busi...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 25th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 1965

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

[ but the restaurant loses on the revenue which pays BOH and w/ whom your tips may not be legally shared. so with you, the check average goes down. i won't make the case that you're "hurting" the restaurant as you're only one, but the justification, etc.., isn't aligned with the reality of the busi...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 25th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 1965

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

most of my eating is in NYC, i'd say i bring 30% of the time and it's always something special. but even then 100% of the time i buy one off the list. i have a professional bias towards this now, but i've pretty much always done this. Good point, thanks Yaacov. Agreed. Unless the place is truly BYO...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 22nd, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy or Bordeaux glasses for Carlos Danger?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Burgundy or Bordeaux glasses for Carlos Danger?

I used to see him regularly at my gym up until a few years ago.

His brother is an excellent chef and a very nice guy. He's the co-owner of a restaurant in Bridgehampton where I used to regularly eat.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 22nd, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1417

Re: 1981 wine

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 11:48 pm
Hi John,

1981 Krug Collection from Magnum is splendid.
Cheers
Jeremy
From magnum it is easily the best Champagne of the vintage and one of my favorite Krug Collection vintages. Good call.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 21st, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?
Replies: 37
Views: 2271

Re: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?

My experience with great Bordeaux is it ages by eventually “shedding” its tannins and the brawniness of youth and gaining bottle sweetness, which all just means a slow set of chemical reactions in bottle, often getting fresher and more detailed and more open with age. And ‘47 was a riper vintage th...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 20th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?
Replies: 37
Views: 2271

Re: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?

Russ, If this is a legitimate question, as the new CEO of Winebid, I would have left out "both from WineBid, both with perfect provenance and condition" from your post since it has no relevance to your query. But since you posted it, can you give details about the perfect provenance of the '47? Look...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 20th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines
Replies: 27
Views: 1614

Re: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines

Blake,

You are a weekly lunch and TN machine!
Thanks for always taking the time to post.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 20th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Five recent wines

I love '08 DP, but to claim there is "no doubt" it "will be the greatest Dom" is imo, an overly bold statement. Ray, The 90 was the first vintage that I bought a good quantity and followed. I would think that we can agree that the 90, 96 and perhaps 02 are the best vintages in the last two decades....
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 19th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Five recent wines

I love '08 DP, but to claim there is "no doubt" it "will be the greatest Dom" is imo, an overly bold statement.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 18th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2576

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

Personally, I don't think that's an impressive itinerary. I'm sure a number of people on this board could easily put together a better one.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 17th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2849

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Nicos Neocleous wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 6:07 am
- Jeroboam of 1971 Dom Perignon
- Magnum of 1964 Laphroaig at cask strength (aged completely in oloroso or PX sherry cask)
- Barrel of London Pride.
You don't want the jero of '71 DP - it would be fake.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 17th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 2695

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

Of course it depends on the pizza, but in general; youngish Champagne, Tuscan wines without much oak and mature Red Burgs. If she knew you Ray, my wife would blame you for me always pairing Champagne with pizza. I hadn't thought of it until reading some of your posts a long time ago on the Parker b...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 15th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 2695

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

Of course it depends on the pizza, but in general; youngish Champagne, Tuscan wines without much oak and mature Red Burgs.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 12th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 3032

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Seriously though, I am a bit surprised to hear that. I have, anecdotally, heard from at least a few people that Champagne gives them instant headache. At least one of them additionally commented that they did not experience a headache while we were sharing a low dosage bottle. I just can't imagine ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 11th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 3032

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

M.Kaplan wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Curious, what is the dosage range for Cristal? I tend to like Champagne with no perceived sweetness. To my taste, '08 and '09 Cristal are 1 and 2 of all recent vintage/release Champagnes I've tasted this year.
Those two vintages were respectively around 7.5g/l and 8g/l.

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