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by ybarselah
July 20th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 55
Views: 2631

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

the reason the stuff at the tap may be better is because it's fresher. dijon mustard especially loses its necessary punch with age. of the major brands available here, i haven't found any consistency - when they're on, they're on and that includes store brands as well (which are likely made by one o...
by ybarselah
July 19th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

James Billy wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 4:20 am
Re: wireless tags. Do you just connect it to your home WiFi and it's good to go or is it more complex than that?
no, you need to buy one of their proprietary tag manager (hub) that must be plugged into your router and that connects wirelessly to all the sensors.

this; http://bit.ly/2Y8d8t9
by ybarselah
July 18th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 101
Views: 4889

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

Check this site linked below for what i would term the best for serious coffee people who want drip. I have the Bonavita and have used the Techivorm as well. Both seem to perform pretty similarly, maybe a slight edge to the Bonavita for home roaster like myself who often has very freshly roasted be...
by ybarselah
July 17th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 34
Views: 1918

Re: Cellar thief emails?

the website seems like a parody of every annoying wine trend. they are hip and fun - and we know this because they specifically say they are hip and fun.

https://www.cellarthief.com/
by ybarselah
July 15th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 31
Views: 1548

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

funny - just had an absolutely stunning 2014 last night. resounding yes on laying these down.
by ybarselah
July 15th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Print version of WA: Dead
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: Print version of WA: Dead

i had to look at the date of this post. haven't been a subscriber for maybe 15 years, but i would never have fathomed they were still mailing out printed versions. that's just wasteful.
by ybarselah
July 10th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2282

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

there isn't even a vague definition. it's better (i.e., more useful) thought of as an aesthetic.
by ybarselah
July 10th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2005 d'Angerville Volnay Champans 1er x 2
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: FS: 2005 d'Angerville Volnay Champans 1er x 2

alan weinberg wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 7:58 pm
almost opened a bottle of this tonight.
your best yet! chapeau, mon ami!
by ybarselah
July 9th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2282

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

Levi Dalton wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 3:51 pm
That's a nice sentiment about respecting other people. I guess then that he would never use an anonymous twitter account to ridicule and attack other people in the wine community.
i take back 87% of what i said about ITB on this board --- xoxo, Levi.
by ybarselah
July 9th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2282

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

John Morris wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 10:01 pm
I'm confused -- does work for Flatiron and the Spectator?
yep - senior editor at WS covering half dozen regions and in his spare time, stocks shelves at flatiron.
by ybarselah
July 8th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2282

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

he's not wrong! should be a good thread.
by ybarselah
July 8th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Champagne vs. White
Replies: 21
Views: 1115

Re: Zalto Champagne vs. White

further, it's interesting to see the champagne glasses that have been designed by various houses. the krug glass is kind of like a bigger version of the zalto champagne (and is a really fantastic glass) and the ruinart glass is also quite different. when DP launched the 2004 rose, they served it - t...
by ybarselah
July 8th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Champagne vs. White
Replies: 21
Views: 1115

Re: Zalto Champagne vs. White

it really depends on the champagne. for my tastes, more than any other wine. i have the champagne, white, universal, and Bordeaux and they all have their merits for different champagnes, and they all show rather differently. i tend to prefer the champagne glass and the universal the most, it seems.
by ybarselah
July 5th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12973

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I really don't understand this entire thread spew, but perhaps it comes from ITB folks being less-than-honest when presenting themselves? Dan has been above board saying what he does, others, less so and it looks suspicious from where I sit. Why run-around things? Simply state "i retail the wines",...
by ybarselah
July 5th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12973

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Thanks, guys. Brad touched on what I had previously gathered to be a possible advantage it had over this one; namely, that there was more ITB participation. there's a strange culture on this board that treats all ITB folks as a combo of the enemy, shilling, ulterior motives, etc. It's odd to say th...
by ybarselah
July 3rd, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12973

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Thanks, guys. Brad touched on what I had previously gathered to be a possible advantage it had over this one; namely, that there was more ITB participation. there's a strange culture on this board that treats all ITB folks as a combo of the enemy, shilling, ulterior motives, etc. It's odd to say th...
by ybarselah
June 28th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 32
Views: 1313

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

too good and baller not to post this. $140 for lauguile en aubrac champagne saber!

https://drop.com/buy/laguiole-en-aubrac ... rer=KHHQTR
by ybarselah
June 27th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: sold thanks.
Replies: 2
Views: 345

FS: sold thanks.

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by ybarselah
June 20th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 33
Views: 1896

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

all steel pans regardless of brand will have some coating when stored and shipped to prevent oxidation (beeswax in the case of de buyer). so that needs to be washed off prior to first use, as indicated in all the instructions that come with these things. Well, not Kama-Asa: http://www.kama-asa.co.j...
by ybarselah
June 19th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 33
Views: 1896

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

all steel pans regardless of brand will have some coating when stored and shipped to prevent oxidation (beeswax in the case of de buyer). so that needs to be washed off prior to first use, as indicated in all the instructions that come with these things. and all steel pans must be seasoned in order ...
by ybarselah
June 10th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 33
Views: 1896

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

drop has great prices on my favorite black steel pan from matfer-bourgeat the 12 inch one has replaced pretty much every pan i had. huge step up from cast iron, imo. seasoning i think is maybe a bit easier than cast iron. fyi, the sizing is confusing. the 12 5/8" pan has a 9.5" cooking surface (the ...
by ybarselah
June 5th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2081
Views: 118531

Re: New York City Restaurants

Needed a spot for a client dinner last night with good wine, food and vibe. So I decided to try Legacy Records and is was absolutely perfect. Everything I was looking for and I have to say the food was even better than i was expecting. And wine service was as you would suspect from the worlds top s...
by ybarselah
June 2nd, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: sold thanks.
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: FS: 2005 Drouhin-Laroze Bonnes Mares

boomp. offers? trades?
by ybarselah
May 30th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: sold thanks.
Replies: 1
Views: 348

FS: sold thanks.

purchased on release and in pristine condition. $200 nyc pickup

email please (no PM please).

thanks!
by ybarselah
May 28th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 101
Views: 4889

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

John S wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 12:32 pm


https://sca.coffee/certified-home-brewer
this is fantastic - thanks for the reference.
by ybarselah
May 27th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 101
Views: 4889

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

Almost pulled the trigger on a refurb 30 for $180, but then they wanted $50 to ship. Just better of getting a new one with free shipping on Amazon. Has anybody bought the optional burr unit for the Sette line which supposedly makes better drip grinds? Looks super easy to swap out but they don’t giv...
by ybarselah
May 26th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 101
Views: 4889

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

Does the 30 with the $90 upgrade essentially turn it into the 270 model? yes. it misses some of the custom functionality and i think the portafilter holder is different, but the grinding mechanism was always the same, just with a plastic adjustment with fewer steps; this upgrade replaces that entir...
by ybarselah
May 24th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 101
Views: 4889

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

best deal going right now for an espresso grinder is the Sette 30 ($250) then adding the better adjustment assembly direct from baratza for $90. it's a phenomenally amazing design and grinder. overkill for drip or pourover, but i do get amazing results when used that way. you don't really need the b...
by ybarselah
May 23rd, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2081
Views: 118531

Re: New York City Restaurants

On Tuesday I had a supremely enjoyable meal at the Momofuku Ko bar. I had a sourdough crepe with caviar, the cold fried chicken, and skate curry with the most delicious rice, and I drank '16 Keller Hubacker off the list. Everything was delicious. The bar has almost all the advantages of the main re...
by ybarselah
May 23rd, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3486

Re: 2017 Gonon

scamhi wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 9:58 am
ybarselah wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 9:49 am
scamhi wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 5:35 am
i bought Gonon at these prices- all sold out at this retailer.
2017 Saint-Joseph $44.99
2017 Iles Feray $29.99
to be fair, that's a DI price.
DI or DL?
in the case of this source, both i suppose. point being, it's not a proper data point for real retail pricing of gonon.
by ybarselah
May 23rd, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3486

Re: 2017 Gonon

scamhi wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 5:35 am
i bought Gonon at these prices- all sold out at this retailer.
2017 Saint-Joseph $44.99
2017 Iles Feray $29.99
to be fair, that's a DI price.
by ybarselah
May 20th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 3049

Re: Barolo apogee

Laurent Gibet wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 9:42 am

- Bartolo Mascarello 2008,
you had a very, very odd bottle here - this was superb a few months ago and quite young. aromatics were pristine.
by ybarselah
May 20th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 1611

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

from the importer so public knowledge now... Due to an administrative oversight, 2015s and maybe 2016s will not be Cote Rotie but rather VdF. They failed to file some required paperwork, which led to a long bureaucratic nightmare. They were unable to release the wine until this was all settled. awai...
by ybarselah
May 19th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Mags - 750s added - prices lowered
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: FS: Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Mag!!!

excellent prices, these should go fast. wow.
by ybarselah
May 15th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Down?
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: CellarTracker Down?

it's still up for me.
by ybarselah
May 15th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer

Stas, Not sure why you are pushing so hard. I see the same recommendation on a Facebook group, another wine board and here. Sorry if I am reading too much into it, but could you please confirm that you have no connection to the winery. not only can we not have nice things here, it seems we don't ev...
by ybarselah
May 9th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune
Replies: 32
Views: 2128

Re: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune

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by ybarselah
May 7th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Jadot Bonnes Mares x 2
Replies: 0
Views: 267

FS: 2002 Jadot Bonnes Mares x 2

Mine since release. perfect condition.

$590 for both. NYC pickup. email please. thanks!!
by ybarselah
May 7th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 159
Views: 10066

Re: New Espresso Machine

that all makes sense - to the extent any of this makes sense, lol. what's your grinder situation?
by ybarselah
May 7th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 159
Views: 10066

Re: New Espresso Machine

darren as a current and still satisfied breville owner, i cannot imagine the sheer nirvana of upgrading to a la marzocco. wow. use it in good health. i am curious. aside from the price, what turned you away from the GS3? which is my current dream

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